Rodney Morris Rockets his way to the Top at Capones

Rodney Morris

The Pechauer SE Open 9-Ball Tour was at Capone's Billiards in Spring Hill Florida on January 27th and 29th for The Pechauer Gulf Coast Classic where 32 players competed for a total of $2150 in prize money. Early favorites in this one were 'Rocket' Rodney Morris, Tommy Kennedy and Tony Crosby.

Morris kept an unblemished record all day Saturday and then defeated Donnie Mills 9-5 on Sunday for the hot-seat. On the one loss side, Tony Crosby was eliminating recent Reno Open winner Rich Orem 9-7.

The semi-finals saw Donnie Mills earn a tough 9-7 win over Crosby to set up a rematch between Mills and Morris in the finals.

The final match was also a close one, but Morris took it 11-9 for the tournament win.

Morris earned $700 for first place, while Mills took home $440 for second. Gail Grecar was the top female finisher and earned $50. Mitch Bredlove and Monty Cooper split the $50 bonus for top junior finisher.

File photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe