Atwell Cruises To Win In Pechauer Opener

Glenn Atwell crushed the field of players at the Pechauer West Coast Tour's Season Opener at The Cadillac Ranch Casino in Longview, WA last weekend.

Atwell cruised to the hot-seat and waited for an opponent in the finals. Early on, it looked like that opponent might be Damian Alishan. After a loss to Al Perez, Alishan was taking down opponents on the one-loss side until he ran into Kenny Dodd in the match for 3rd and 4th. The match went hill-hill when Alishan played a great safety to hook Dodd. It looked like a jump shot was the best response, but Dodd didn't even have a jump cue. No worries for Dodd though, as he borrowed a cue from Mike Stevens, jumped over the offending ball to hit his object ball and caromed in the 9-ball for good measure.

Dodd then dropped a match to Raul Abenojar and was forced to settle for third place.

Abenojar stayed close to Atwell through the first half of the finals, but at 6-6, Atwell took control and won seven of the next eight games for a 13-7 victory.

Atwell collected $900 for first, while Abenojar settled for $625 in second place prize money. Dodd and Alishan filled out the top four spots.

The Pechauer West Coast Tour will be at Family Billiards in San Francisco, CA on October 23rd - 24th.

Complete Payouts:
1st Glenn Atwell $900
2nd Raul Abenojar $625
3rd Kenny Dodd $430
4th Damian Alishan $275
5th/6th Al Perez, Tony Balzer $150
7th/8th Pat Schumacher, Mike Stevens $100