Archer Takes J.Pechauer Athens 9-Ball Open

Johnny Archer

The J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour recently finished off the season with a bang and the new season has already started with great vigor and a promising outlook for what is on the horizon for the 2008/2009 season.  This past weekend June 21st-22nd, the tour kicked off the season with a $500 added open event and $500 added amateur second chance tournament at Lucky Dawgs Billiards in Athens, Georgia.

In attendance for the main event and taking home top honors were highest lady finishers Rebecca Logan and Beth Daniels - the ladies split the $50 prize; and highest senior Jim Jennings who also took home $50 for his win.  For the main tournament win, Johnny Archer went undefeated through the field of nineteen players, ensuring his spot in the final round after a 7-0 hot seat victory over Henry Cofer 7-0.

On the one-loss side, Bruce Berrong worked his way through the field and ultimately ran into Billy Holmes in the quarter final round where he maneuvered past Holmes by a score of 7-2.  Berrong then bested Cofer in the semi-finals 7-2 to have a chance at Archer.  Although the finals were an extremely tight race, Berrong was unable to hold off Archer for the season opener victory – the score read 9-8 in the end.

In the Sunday only amateur second chance event, a total of thirty players finished out the week with David Shadden taking home first place, Jim Jennings second, and Henry Cofer duplicated his main event finish in third.

Special thanks to the management and staff at Lucky Dawgs Billiards.  The tour will next stop into Metro Sports Bar in Jonesboro, Georgia August 2-3, 2008 to host the $1000 added First Annual Fayetteville Georgia J. Pechauer Open.  This event will not host an amateur second chance event, but there will be an added bonus - professional player Tommy Kennedy will be onsite Friday, August 1st from 8-10 pm providing an exhibition.  For more information on this event, contact the tour ( or Tommy Lee Jones at (678) 927-4262.

Results (main event)($1115 purse):
1st Johnny Archer $515
2nd Bruce Berrong $300
3rd Henry Cofer $200
4th Billy Holmes $100

Results (amateur second chance event)($1320 purse):
1st David Shadden $520
2nd Jim Jennings $300
3rd Henry Cofer $200
4th Stanley Lingerfelt $150
5th/6th Rodney Holland/Bryant Walker $75