Pepin wins Lucasi Hybrid NE 9-Ball Series, defeating Anderson in finals

Kyle Pepin went undefeated to win the Lucasi Hybrid New England 9-Ball Series stop on Sunday, December 11. Pepin faced two separate opponents in his hot seat and finals battle; Nick Conner in the hot seat, and Sean Anderson in the finals. The $300-added event drew 20 entrants to Schemengee's Bar & Grill in Lewiston, ME.

Pepin's first opponent among the winners' side final four was Josh Rupard, whom he shut out to advance to the hot seat match. Conner and Anderson, in the meantime, squared off in the other final four winners' battle. Anderson needed only four games to win that match, but was stopped at three, advancing Conner to meet Pepin. Pepin gave up only a single rack in advancing to the hot seat, where he waited for Anderson's return.

Rupard moved over to face Mike Levet, who'd defeated Greg Murray 4-3 and John Regan, double hill to reach him. Anderson picked up James Dunlop, who'd gotten by Mike Olcot 5-3 and shut out Corey Tapley. Anderson dropped Dunlop into the tie for fifth place 4-3, as Levet was busy ending Rupard's day with a double hill win. In the quarterfinals that followed, Levet ended up on the wrong end of his second straight double hill match, which advanced Anderson to meet Conner, who'd sent him west from among the winners' side final four.

Anderson came out on top this time 4-2, and stepped up to face Pepin in the finals. Pepin prevailed 6-2 to take top honors.