Hewitt wins 1st Canadian tour stop

Danny Hewitt and Luc Salvas

Danny Hewitt went undefeated to win the inaugural stop on the newly formed Pechaur Pro Canadian Tour.

Hewitt took the hot-seat with a win over Jeff White. White then took the trip to the one-loss side where 'Machine Gun' Luc Salvas was waiting for a chance to avenge his loss to White earlier in the event. Salvas would indeed avenge that loss, to set up the match with Hewitt in the finals.

The final match of the event was an epic battle that took place at light speed. Hewitt raced out to an early 6-1 lead, but Salvas would win six straight games at 8-2 to tie the match at 8-8. At 12-11, the match looked to be going to hill-hill, but Salvas scratched on a safety attempt to give Hewitt ball-in-hand and Hewitt ran out the final rack. All told, the 24 racks of the final match were played in 63 total minutes. A little over 2 1/2 minutes per rack.

Hewitt collected $2000 for first, along with paid entry to this years US Open 9-Ball Championship. Salvas settled for $1200 for second.

Promoter Darrell Kovack commented after the finals, "On behalf of the players and spectators, I would like to thank J. Pëchauer Custom Cues and Le Skratch for hosting the 1st Pechauer Pro Canadian Tour Stop. A talented field of 52 players and over whelming spectatorship gave us a nail biting final. Once again thanks to each and all for a memorable weekend."

The next stop on the Canadian Tour will be September 27th - 28th at Club de Billiard de la Tourelle in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec.

Photo courtesy of Chantal Vezina