Mitch Yarbrough Fearless in Fayetteville

The second stop of the 2008/2009 season entitled the 1st Annual Fayetteville Georgia J. Pechauer Open took place this past weekend, August 2nd-3rd, at Metro Sports Bar and Billiards.  The $1000 added open event started out with an exhibition by Tour Director Tommy Kennedy and progressed into a weekend of great fun and competition.  This open nine-ball event was played on nine foot Diamond tables, great Diamond lighting, and with 860 Simonis cloth.  The venue location was excellent and offered good food and a bar for those in attendance.

Day one of the event passed along special honors to the highest senior finisher, Horace Godwin, who received $50 for his efforts; highest junior Sean Davis took home $25; and a local non-profit charity received $40.

On Sunday, the field dwindled down to the final few faces including a match-up between Mike Newsome and T.F. Whittington in the quarter-finals.  Newsome ran past Whittington by a final score of 9-3 to play Tommy Kennedy in the semis.  Kennedy was put on the one-loss side by Mitch Yarbrough who had defeated him in the hot-seat match 9-5.  

In the semi-finals, Kennedy wasted no time in jumping ahead in the set and ultimately bested Newsome 9-3 to allow him yet another chance at meeting up with Yarbrough.  Although it was apparent that this event had Yarbrough's name written all over it as he managed to end Kennedy's tournament life handily at 11-2 in the final round.

The tour would like to thank everyone for their participation and hospitality; Mr. Tom Jones, Sr. for his help and hard work; Mike Matsie for assisting with the tournament director duties at this event; and also Mike Baynard and his family for hosting this great event.  Kudos also go to Tommy Lee Jones for his very impressive play – for those of you searching for a coach, he is available for lessons as he is a certified BCA instructor and can be reached at (678) 927-4262.  Last but not least, support the tour title sponsor, J. Pechauer Custom Cues - Metro Sports Bar and Billiards is now a dealer for the company so stop in and check out the many options that J. Pechauer offers.

The next tour event will be held August 16th-17th at Skeeter's Billiards in Gulfport, Mississippi entitled The Pechauer Mississippi Open.  This will be a $1500 total guaranteed added: $1000 added open; and $500 added amateur/semi-pro second chance tourny Sunday only.  For more information on this stop, contact Skeeter's directly and speak with Ricky, Andy or Colleen or visit the tour website at