Paul Song Champ of The Atlanta “Sweet” Pechauer Open

Paul Song Champ of The Atlanta “Sweet” Pechauer Open

The J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour landed in Atlanta, Georgia, the weekend of November 17-18, 2007, at Mr. Cues II holding The Atlanta “Sweet” Pechauer Open. This $1200 added stop drew a total of thirty-four top-notch players into the poolroom.

On day one of the event, top honors were distributed to the highest senior, Larry Hates, and highest lady, Amy Chen, finishers in the event. Both of these determined players received $50 each for their fantastic play. The tour also once again shared with the community by donating $35 to a local non-profit charity in Atlanta.

Another honorable mention this event was Craig Houghton. Houghton had a great tournament playing an incredible set to best Jason Klatt, Stevie Moore and then Henry Cofer to ultimately end in fifth place. From here, play continued with the quarter-finals race between Tommy Kennedy and J.R. Rossman – Kennedy finished the set over Rossman 9-4. Then, Kennedy moved along to top Clay Medlock in the semi-finals 9-0, sealing his spot in the final round. Medlock was initially sent to the one-loss side by Paul Song while playing for the hot seat 9-5.

But, Sunday the big story of the day was written by Paul Song. Song continues to consistently improve his game and this event was a great venue for him to show his hard work and overall talent. When Sunday evening came about, he found himself face to face with Tommy Kennedy in the finals. Song proved that this was his time to win top honors as he continued his winning streak and ended Kennedy's run with a final score of 9-6.

Special thanks to David Adams for his help in getting Tommy's game back; to Mike Matsie for assisting with tournament duties; and to Mr. Cues II for hosting the upcoming 2007/2008 end of season championship tournament – dates to be released at a later date.

The next stop for the tour is The J. Pechauer Queen City 8-Ball Open at Morey's Billiards in Charlotte, North Carolina. This $500 added event is scheduled to be held as a one-day event on November 24th, however, may change to two days depending on the number of entrants.