Mark Coats and Jeff Mabry Stand Out at Pechauer Sunrise City Open

Mark Coats

The Pechauer Sunrise City Open took place on November 8th-9th at Ultimate Billiards in Ft. Pierce, Florida with J.Pechauer Southeast Open 9 Ball Tour manning the board.  This was the sixth stop of the season and it offered a $1000 added open nine-ball event with forty-four players; and a $500 added Sunday only Amateur/Semi-Pro Second Chance Tournament that brought in two more than in the main event, forty-six total.

This week's notable mentions go to Carie Kousa and Mimi McAndrews – these two ladies split the highest lady finisher and took home $12.50 each; while John Ditro and Mel Rowe did the same earning top senior finishes and $25 each.  One of the Ft. Pierce local non-profit charities was provided a $50 donation.

Mark Coats brought nothing but his competitive spirit this weekend when pushing his way through the rest of the field.  Coats went undefeated through the brackets ultimately taking down Curtis Kelley for the hot-seat 9-7.  On the one-loss side, Josh Lewis, who would eventually make his way to the finals with Coats, took a bit longer of a route.  Lewis bested Richard Broumpton 9-5 in the quarters, and snuck by Kelley in the semis 9-7.  The final round gave Lewis a chance to start fresh as it was one race to eleven, but as hard as he tried, Coats was on mark this event and took home the title of Pechauer Sunrise City Open Champion in a very tight finish of 11-9.

On Sunday, the Amateur/Semi-Pro Second Chance Tournament jumped off to a great start and for Jeff Mabry, it would end up being his day.  Mabry lost the hot-seat match on the winner's side to Steve Nevins 5-1, but made his way back to the finals after a determined Steve Bristow showed at the table.  Bristow was victorious over Greg Deaton 4-3 in the quarter-finals, but when he reached the semis, Mabry didn't give him much to work with.  Bristow ended the day in a respectable third place finish (4-1) and Mabry had another opportunity at Nevins.  This time around, Nevins was blown away 7-3 by Mabry in the finals.

Congrats to all in attendance – great play! Thanks to Ultimate Billiards' management and staff for all of their hard work! The tour heads to Marietta, Georgia, for The J. Pechauer Marietta Open at Side Pocket Cue Club & Grill on December 6th-7th.  There will be a $1000 added open event and a Sunday only $500 added Amateur/Semi-Pro follow-up. For more details, contact Woody McClure at (770) 425-1101 or visit the tour website

Results (Main Event-purse $2665):
1st Mark Coats $865
2nd Josh Lewis $600
3rd Curtis Kelly $400
4th Richard Broumpton $300
5th/6th Randy Epperson/John Rouse $150
7th/8th John Foster/Neil Fugiwara $100

Results (Amateur/Semi-Pro Second Chance Tournament-purse $1745)
1st Jeff Mabry $510
2nd Steve Nevins $275
3rd Steve Bristow $225
4th Greg Deaton $175
5th/6th Tony Groza/Ricky Charles $150
7th/8th Damien Dominicis/Steve Rolls $70
9th-12th Chrissy Nevins/Juston Gilsinan/Mike Mallen/Martin Lenz $30