Powers comes back from semifinals to double dip Dinh on J. Pechauer Ride the 9 Tour stop

Between the hot seat and true double elimination finals, Ed Powers and Quoc Dinh played 26 games of pool. They each won 13 of them, but the last 10 won by Powers were in the two final matches, as he came back to capture the August 26 stop on the J. Pechauer Ride the 9 Tour. The $200-added (by Josh and Steve Soulliere) event drew 28 entrants to Bo's Billiards in Warwick, RI.

Dinh and Powers were among the winners' side final four with Dinh facing Paul Linteris, as Powers squared off against T. J. Perrino. They each gave up only a single rack in the two matches that advanced them to the hot seat battle; Dinh 5-1 over Linteris, Powers 3-1 over Perrino. Dinh got into the hot seat, winning the first of three against Powers 5-3.

Linteris moved over to the loss side, picking up Ranulf Tamba, who'd defeated Charles Matarazzo, double hill, and shut out Kevin Bauccio. Perrino drew Derrick Morgado, who was in the midst of a four-game, loss-side winning streak, and who'd shut out Scott Reynolds and downed Bill Roberge 4-2. Morgado and Tamba advanced to the quarterfinals; Morgado with a 4-1 victory over Perrino, and Tamba 5-3 versus Linteris.

Tamba defeated Morgado 5-2 in those quarterfinals, and turned to face Powers. Powers, anxious for a second crack at Dinh, defeated Tamba 4-3 in the semifinals to earn the re-match.

Powers took full advantage of his second (and third) chance. He captured the event title by surviving a double hill opening set in the true double elimination final, and then, took the second set, double hill, as well.