Scotty Townsend Beats the Odds at Pockets Billiards

Stop number sixteen of The J. Pechauer Custom Cues Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour took place at Pockets Billiards in Dothan, Alabama, on February 23-24, 2008, with a total field of thirty-four players. The event appropriately titled The Pechauer Alabama Open was yet another $1000 added event brought to you by the tour (and its sponsors) and has become an annual event for Mr. Ready and his staff at Pockets. The tour would like to thank them for being such wonderful supporters of the game.

The top honors outside of the final few players this past weekend included wins by highest lady finisher, Marcia Manuel ($50); highest senior finisher, Bo Nelson ($50); and top junior placing went to Mike Townsend ($50). Congratulations to all for these fine finishes.

Rounding out the tournament, Tommy Kennedy and Stoney Stone marched into the hot-seat match ready to battle, but Kennedy pulled ahead and took the set 9-3. While Kennedy waited in the final arena, Scotty Townsend was running through opponents repeatedly playing strong against the top notch players of the south. His experience and high gear assisted him in his efforts to pull off his wins starting with besting Mike Shimelman in the quarters 9-5, moving on to send Stoney Stone home 9-6, and in the finals, he forced Tommy Kennedy to play two sets to determine the champ. In the end, it was Townsend over Kennedy 9-5, 9-7.

Special thanks to Tayna Barlow for assisting with the tournament this weekend. For more information on the tour, visit their website at