Josh Lewis Wins Daytona Open

Josh Lewis and Tommy Kennedy

The sixth stop of the J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9 Ball Tour hosted The Daytona Open the weekend of August 25th at Uncle Waldo's Billiards in Daytona Beach, Florida as a $500 added event.

Although the field was smaller than usual with eleven players making their way to Uncle Waldo's, the competition was strong and the total purse of $950 was paid out to four places, with the highest senior finisher receiving $25 – this ultimately ended in a split between Sam Staats and Red Sale. An additional $15 was provided to a local non-profit charity, Hospice of Daytona Beach.

The hot-seat match pitted Josh Lewis against John Gerekis. Gerekis was unable to hold off Stevens and was sent to the one-loss side with a score of 9-5. The one-loss side had a battle of its own happening between Tommy Kennedy and Mark Coats. In the end, it was Kennedy that would move on by defeating Coats with a score of 9-6 to play Gerekis in the semi-finals. The semi-finals did not prove to be as tough of a match as Kennedy ran over Gerekis with a final score of 9-2. However, the finals would demonstrate a different match ending for Kennedy as Stevens not only cruised through the winner's bracket, but had a great conclusion to the event with a win over Kennedy.

Special thanks go out to Dave Sapolis for his help and support.