Meglino, Rose, Grossman split top prizes as J. Pechauer Southeast 9-Ball Tour approaches dawn
Skip Maloney
Jun. 12, 2017
(l to r): David Grossman, Anthony Meglino, Jimmy Neutron, Nathan Rose
(l to r): David Grossman, Anthony Meglino, Jimmy Neutron, Nathan Rose
Anthony Meglino, Nathan Rose and David Grossman, the last three players standing (literally and figuratively) at the June 10 stop on the J. Pechauer Northeast 9-Ball Tour, opted out of both a semifinal and final match. Meglino, undefeated and sitting in the hot seat at the time, became the official event winner, while Grossman and Rose wrestled (figuratively) over who was the runner-up and who finished in third place. The $1,000-added event drew 50 entrants to Uncle Waldo's in Daytona Beach, FL.
 
Meglino and Grossman advanced to the winners' side semifinals, with Meglino facing the fictitiously-named Jimmy Neutron and Grossman squaring off against Nathan Rose. Meglino sent Neutron to the loss side 9-3, and in the hot seat match, faced Grossman, who'd defeated Rose 9-4. Meglino claimed the hot seat and his last match victory 9-5 over Grossman.
 
On the loss side, Neutron picked up Sam Kantar, who'd defeated Josh Lewis and the incompletely-named Gilbert O 7-4. Rose drew Les Duffy, who'd gotten by Mike Delawder 7-5 and picked up a forfeit win over Francisco Diaz. Had Diaz, who offered no reason for his forfeiture, had chosen to leave a match earlier, tour director Tommy Kennedy would have advanced to play Duffy, and results from that point on may have gone a little differently. As it was, Rose ended Duffy's run 7-1 and, in the quarterfinals, faced Neutron, who'd eliminated Kantar 7-5.
 
Neutron was eliminated in those quarterfinals 7-3 by Rose, and with dawn just minutes away, the tournament came to its abrupt end. Meglino, Grossman and Rose opted out of the final match and split the top three prizes.
 
Tour Director Kennedy thanked Tony, A.J, and Patti Condercuri, owners of Uncle Waldo's for their hospitality, as well as sponsors J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Simonis Cloth and Mueller Recreational Products.
 
Note from Administrator: Fictitious and/or incomplete names were not added to the tournament results. It is encumbent on tournament directors to get complete identification information on players.