McGrath Gathers Lucasi Billiards Win
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Decatur, IL
Bobby McGrath eked out a victory at the February 19 installment of the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour over Tom Gallagher in the final match. Starship Billiards in Decatur, IL, hosted the $500-added event, which featured a 49-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.
The A-side was completed with McGrath defeating Donnie Thompson 5-2 and Gallagher turning back Bob Nodine 5-3 in the semifinals. In the A-side finals for the hot seat, McGrath dominated Gallagher 5-1.
In the B-side round of eight, Mike Schultz and David Miller II fell at seventh place at the hands respectively of Mike Dunklin 5-4 and Chris Austin 5-3. Thompson and Dunklin were then dropped into fifth place by Austin 5-3 and Nodine 5-4, respectively. Nodine stopped Austin’s progress at fourth place by a 5-3 margin, but then Nodine was halted in the B-side finals by Tom Gallagher 5-1. The finals proved exciting, as the once-defeated Gallagher forced a second set by dominating McGrath 5-0 in Set 1. However, McGrath recovered enough to take the title in Set 2 on the hill 5-4.
1st Bobby McGrath$385
2nd Tom Gallagher $270
3rd Bob Nodine $185
4th Chris Austin $131
5th Donnie Thompson $100
7th Mike Schultz $77
David Miller II
9th Mike Wilder $58
13th Dustin Wilgus $42