Black Marks on Kennedy in Mississippi

Mike Black must have left a scrape or two on Tour Director Tommy Kennedy when he squeaked past him 11-10 to win the Open Division of the SE Pechauer tour at Skeeter's Billiards in Gulfport. This tour, now long sponsored by popular cue maker Jerry Pechauer, brought two different divisions to Gulfport and  a handsome field turned out to make for a fine weekend. The Open division found eventual winner Black in the hot seat with Kennedy and Bill Dunsmore contesting the honor to face him in the finals. Kennedy got the nod in that match 9-4 and then went on to meet his cruel fate as already described.

In the amateur division 30 players vied for the win. In the quarter-final match Jason Moran was sending out a warning signal to all when he blasted Josh Charbonnet 4-2. On the winners table Kevin Duffy had sent up some warnings of his own by grabbing the hot seat with a 5-2 trouncing of Glen Kelly.  Kelly's day was not going to improve as he lost again in the semi's to Moran 4-3 and went home in third. This brought us to the match between the previously undefeated Kevin Duffy and the long-roader Jason Moran. Well, Moran's arm was still warm and loose and it carried Moran to the win 7-5 over Duffy.

Tour Director Tommy Kennedy wishes to give a big shout out to Jerry Pechauer, to Skeeter's Billiards and their staff and to 'Little Tom" for running the chart. The tour will return to Skeeter's in August for another stop.


Open Division

1) Mike Black     $700
2) Tommy Kennedy  $420
3) Bill Dunsmore   $325
4) Kevin Duffy $225
5-6) Jaybird/Morty Davis $100

Highest Senior Finisher - Larry Charbonnet  - $50
Highest Lady Finsiher - Shirley Jacobsen - $25
Highest Junior Finisher - Shane Yurkus - $25

Amatuer Division

1) Jason Moran $505
2) Kevin Duffy  $325
3) Glenn Kelly $225
4) Josh Charbonnet $125
5/6) Stacy Toomer, David Walters $70