Jones Takes Down Pechauer Field
J. Pechauer Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour / Columbus, GA
by Lea Andrews
Following an early loss to Preston Corley, Jason Jones made a strong move through the left side of the bracket to plow his way into the finals of the October 3-4 J. Pechauer Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour stop. The $1,000-added amateur/semi-pro event drew 23 competitors to Players Billiard Club in Columbus, GA.
While Jones was making his way through the one-loss side, the final four on the winners’ side emerged. Jim Rushing rode a 9-7 victory over Corley into the hot seat match against Jeff Jordan, who’d crushed Leon Whatley 9-1.
On the other side of the bracket, Erbe Luna got by J. Jordan’s brother Randy Jordan to face Jones, who was coming off a victory over Jimmy Lewis. Meanwhile, Randy Lee got past Marcus Goins and Clay Medlock only to fall 7-2 to Whatley. Jones, who’d avenged his earlier loss to Corley by putting him in fifth 7-4, allowed Whatley just one game to earn his spot in the semifinals against Rushing, who’d fallen 9-6 to J. Jordan in the hot seat match. Making quick work of the semis, Jones advanced to the finals 7-2.The single race-to-11 final match essentially erased Jones’ earlier loss and put the two men on equal footing—so equal, in fact, that they stayed fairly knotted up until the latter part of the match. After about twelve racks, though, Jones started making his move, pulling ahead to clinch the win 11-7.
1st Jason Jones $640
2nd Jeff Jordan $375
3rd Jim Rushing $275
4th Leon Whatley $200
5th Preston Corley $50