Perez Sweeps Lucasi Billiards Event
Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Addison, IL
Sergio Perez cruised undefeated to first-place title at the February 26-27 stop on the Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour. The Pyramid Club in Addison, IL, hosted the $500-added event, which featured a 41-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 9-foot Gold Crowns.
Perez mowed down the field to take the hot seat with wins over Tony Gong, Gil Hernandez 7-1, Jeff Patel 7-0, Mike McGovern 7-3, Tony Gahala 7-3 and Ike Runnels 7-3.
Perez’s opponent in the tournament finals proved to be Bill Peterson, who won his first match in the A-side over Cam Waltmire but then was defeated by Ken Lee. On the B-side, he caught a gear to eliminate Joseph Gonzales, Dexter Gondo, Tom Karabatsos, Billy Jones, Mike McGovern 5-1, Jon Ola 5-4, Tommy Hernandez 5-4, Gahala 5-4, and Runnels 5-2 in the B-side finals. Peterson then met the undefeated Perez in the title match. Perez made short work of Peterson to claim a 7-2 decision for the crown.
1st Sergio Perez $775
2nd Bill Peterson $385
3rd Ike Runnels $250
4th Tony Gahala $155
5th Tommy Hernandez $77
7th Scott Cohen $48
9th Mike McGovern $30