Perry Welcomes New Year With a Win
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Virginia Beach, VA
Dave Perry heated up the new year with a win on the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour January 2, besting Joe Hughes to take the title. Hosted by Smokies in Virginia Beach, VA, this $1,000-added event featured 28 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Local player Perry started hot and capped off his march to the hot seat with an A-side semifinals win over Hughes 5-1 and an A-side finals clipping of Bob Staeck 5-4. Staeck’s A-side semis win had been over Bernard Andico 5-3.
The B-side action included Neal Lim eliminating Justin Lawrence at seventh place by a 5-1 margin, and Jessie Figueroa joined Lawrence via a loss to Bill Mason 5-2. In the fifth-place round, Hughes ousted Bill Mason 5-2, while Lim performed a similar service to Bernard Andico by the same 5-2 margin.
Hughes then relegated Lim to fourth place 5-3 and continued his hot hand in the B-side finals to finish off Staeck’s day at third place 5-2. The tournament finals were Perry’s to lose, and he was having none of it, as he fought off Hughes by a 5-2 margin in the first set for the title.
1st Dave Perry $550
2nd Joe Hughes $350
3rd Bob Staeck $250
4th Neal Lim $200
5th Bill Mason $100
7th Jessie Figueroa $50