Nathan Rose Takes The Spotlight At The J. Pechauer Stuart Open

The J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9 Ball Tour hosted The Stuart Open this past weekend, December 8th and 9th, at Amy's Billiards in Stuart, Florida. This $500 added stop was the twelfth of the 2007-2008 season and pulled in a thirty-nine competitor field.

During the weekend, the venue had a couple of special guests. On hand during this event was Jorge Torres of filming portions of the event for future viewing and Amy's Billiards mascot “Asia" (the poodle) was also in attendance – Asia was at the venue demonstrating great sportsmanship and No Barking rules!

During day one of this two-day event, the highest lady finisher was decided – Michelle Monk received $25 for her efforts. Along with Monk, recognition went to highest junior Mike Mallen $25, and long time local favorite Morris Dugger received highest senior honors and $50. Additional funds totaling $45 were provided to a local non-profit charity in Stuart.

Day two brought back plenty of tough competitors, but eventually the field went down to the final four. Included in the elite group and matched up against each other were Chip Klein and Hunter Lombardo in the quarter finals. Klein pulled himself ahead of Lombardo and ended up taking the set 9-6 to move forward into the semi-finals round. While Klein was working through Lombardo, the hot seat match on the winner's side of the bracket was underway with Nathan Rose and Richard Broumpton dueling it out. With a final score of 9-8, Rose held off Broumpton and sent him to the one-loss side to match-up against awaiting Chip Klein. Broumpton continued his momentum with a quick win over Klein of 9-1, moving into the finals.

The finals saw hot seat winner Nathan Rose pitted against Richard Broumpton yet again in a true double elimination match. The first set saw Broumpton trump Rose 9-5, forcing a second set. In the second set, Rose ensured he would be the last man standing with a brisk jump on the hill and a final score of 9-2.

The tour wishes to send out special gratitude and thanks to Amy's Billiards for its support and for hosting an event this season; Jorge Torres of for his involvement; and to Andrea Meglino for her fantastic tournament assistance this weekend.