Undefeated March for McCloskey
McDermott All-American Tour / Aurora, IL

by InsidePOOL Staff
Tom McCloskey went undefeated on the October 20 stop of the McDermott All-American Tour to take first place. Hosted by Rudy’s Place in Aurora, IL, this $500-added event drew 42 billiard players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.

In the hot seat match, McCloskey edged Jeff Sargent 5-4. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, McCloskey dispatched Aaron Hernandez 5-2, while Sargent eclipsed Paul Scott 5-3. In the B-side bracket Shane Minihan eliminated Troy Muley at seventh place by a 5-4 margin, while Tony Loper ousted Bob Romano 5-4 at the same placement. In the B-side quarterfinals Minihan and Loper were dispatched into fifth place by Aaron Hernandez 3-5 and Paul Scott 3-5, respectively. In the one-loss side semifinals Hernandez squeezed past Scott 5-4, but Hernandez could not keep up his momentum in the B-side finals, as Sargent victimized him 5-2. The finals almost went to a second set, but McCloskey kept his undefeated march to the title alive in route to a 5-4 defeat of Sargent.

Results:
1st Tom McCloskey
2nd Jeff Sargent
3rd Aaron Hernandez
4th Paul Scott
5th Tony Loper
Shane Minihan
7th Troy Muley
Bob Romano