Deuel Takes Hold of The Pechauer Cape Coral Open

Corey Deuel

The J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour brought its fifteenth stop of the season and twenty-nine players to Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral, Florida, the weekend of February 16th and 17th. This $1000 added event entitled The Pechauer Cape Coral Open was played on nine-foot Diamond Tables and 860 Simonis cloth.

The top finisher of the weekend was none other than the “Prince of Pool”, Corey Deuel. Deuel provided the spectators with incredible play throughout the tournament. Although he had an early loss in the event, he managed to make his way through the one-loss side and ultimately into the quarter-finals against Justin Hall. Hall ended his weekend with a loss to Deuel and a score of 7-2, sending Deuel up against Mario Cruz in the semi-finals.

Cruz' first loss came when he was bested in the hot-seat match against Louis Altes 7-5. Cruz then gave Deuel a whirl for the win and kept the race tight, but succumbed at 7-5 to make way for Deuel to advance into the finals. Once reaching the finals, there was no stopping Deuel as he pushed past Louis Altes 7-0, 7-4 to take home the win.

Although Deuel took first place honors, he was not the only winner at this event. In addition, the highest lady finisher was Gale Martin ($25); highest senior Frank Strain ($50); and highest junior player ended in a split between Brock Pyper and Andrew Cruz ($25 each). One of the local non-profit charities in Cape Coral also received a $30 donation from the tour.

The next stop for the tour will be The J. Pechauer Alabama Open at Pockets Billiards in Dothan, Alabama, this weekend (February 23-24, 2008). For more information on this and other tour specifics, visit their website at