Dorsett and Jordon Split for J. Pechauer Bar Table Cherry Blossom Open Win

Tour stop #13, The J. Pechauer Bar Table Cherry Blossom Open, was hosted by the J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour and The Hole Thang in Macon, Georgia on December 15, 2007. The $1000 added event was played on seven foot bar tables and offered up plenty of great smoked ribs. The room owner and staff definitely rolled out the southern hospitality for the players and spectators, not to mention that this billiard room has become well known for its tournament action straight in the heart of Georgia.

The name of the tournament came from the city's alias as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World”. The city is both rich in cultural heritage and maintains a strong vision for the future. In addition, it offers the amenities of a small friendly city with the advantages of a growing city. The tour was able to make a donation to one of its local non-profit charities in the amount of $35 to assist their vision.

With a total of twenty-seven players making their way into The Hole Thang, a few players stood out in the end. For the highest woman finish, Kristen Malone took home $25, while highest junior, Jarred Stephens did the same ($25 prize) and highest senior, Ed Peacock, took $50 for his efforts.

This one-day event took the field down to the final four, but the competition to get to this point was fierce. For the hot seat match, the spectators saw local favorites Chuck Dorsett and Randy Jordon run into each other in this race to seven with Dorsett coming out on top 7-4, sealing his spot in the final round.

On the one-loss side, J.R. Rossman and Jessie Middlebrook kept it interesting with a double-hill match and ultimately Rossman taking the victory 7-6. This allowed Rossman to move forward into the semi-finals only to then end his tournament in third place against Randy Jordon 7-4. Although Jordon had to best Dorsett twice in the final match, both men, Jordon and Dorsett, decided to split first and second prize money and share title honors.

The tour would like to extend a special thank you to David Adams and Mike Matsie for their loving support and personal involvement of the tour. The next $1000 added (minimum) event will be held after the new year begins on January 26-27, 2008, at Skeeter's Billiards in Gulfport, MS - this event will determine The Mississippi Open II champion.