Jankowski Takes Q’s Sports Bar & Girl

(photo (L-R) Tony Durbin (2nd), Trey Jankowski (1st))

The thirty-sixth stop on the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was produced at Q’s Sports Bar & Girl in Port Charlotte, FL on Saturday, April 10.  The $500 added event attracted 14 players from all over southwest Florida in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  The quarter-final winner’s side saw Wayne Agnew of Venice best Bob Buntrock of Fort Myers 4-0 as Tony Durbin of Plant City got by Rom Nichols of North Port 4-3. This set up the “rocking chair” match between Agnew and Durbin, who earned a tightly fought 4-3 win over Agnew. On the one loss side of the tournament, Shawn “Pokie” Collie of Port Charlotte, went down to Rom Nichols 4-3, as Trey Jankowski of North Port sent Bob Buntrock home to Fort Myers. This led to Jankowski drumming Agnew 4-3, setting up the final match. Jankowski, having one loss, had to beat Durbin two sets to win the event. Jankowski came to play as demonstrated with his dominant first set win 4-0.   Durbin fought back the second set but came up short, and was sent back to Plant City by Jankowski’s commanding 4-2 win!

As the highest finishing ACS (American Cur Sports) league player, Jankowski also won a 9 Ball singles entry into the 2010 ACS Nationals, June 6-12th in Las Vegas. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases, Ozone Billiards and Pool Cue Guru for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. All entries in the Tour are also entered into a drawing in June for $950-$1,000 Lucasi Hybrid Cues, courtesy of Ozone Billiards.  Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2009/2010 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.  Pool leagues are now forming at Q’s Sports Bar & Girl, 4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL.

The Tour stays in Florida (specifically Gainesville), on Saturday, May 1, for a $250-added 9-ball stop – part of the Women’s Flamingo Billiards Tour – at Art of Billiards (352-225-3535).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

The ACS is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to heightening the interest and awareness of cue sports through the support and sanctioning of organized competition throughout the United States.

Maresca Undefeated at Legends Sports Bar

Tony Maresca (1st), Jim Baker (3rd) and Will Kohl (2nd))”](PHOTO description:  [L-R] Tony Maresca (1st), Jim Baker (3rd) and Will Kohl (2nd))The thirty-fifth stop on the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was produced in Clinton, IA, on Saturday, March 20.  The $500 added event featured a full 32-player field in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Tony Maresca (Clinton, IA) [rated a “6” on a regional handicapping system used] won the A-side bracket, including a “hill-hill” semifinals win over Tommy Fuller (Davenport, IA) [5] 6-4 and a “hill-hill” finals win over Jim Baker (Camanche, IA) [5] 6-4.  On the B-side Will Kohl (DeWitt, IA) [5] and Keith Helfrich (Dixon, IL) [6] ousted Will Thomsen (DeWitt, IA) [5] 5-4 and Woody Van Kampen (Fulton, IL) [6] 6-2 at 7th place respectively.  Kohl then eliminated Tommy Fuller at 5th place by a 5-4 margin, where Fuller was tied with Keith Helfrich, who fell at the hands of Ray Fredericksen (Clinton, IA) 5-2.  Kohl then ended Ray Fredericksen’s run at 4th place, 5-2, and in the next match Kohl gained an entrance to the finals courtesy of Will’s win over Jim Baker 5-3.  The tourney finals ended in one set, as Tony Maresca remained undefeated, clipping Will Kohl 5-3 for the title!

The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases, Ozone Billiards and Pool Cue Guru for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. All entries in the Tour are also entered into a drawing in June for $950-$1,000 Lucasi Hybrid Cues, courtesy of Ozone Billiards.  Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2009/2010 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour moves south to Port Charlotte, Florida, on Saturday, April 10, for a $500-added 8-ball stop at Q’s Sports Bar & Girl (contact Ken Coulter at 941-585-9600), and west to Portland, OR, on the same weekend (April 9-11), for the $1,500-added “Memorial 9-Ball Tournament” at the Nite Hawk (contact Bill Mildenberger Jr. at 503-285-7177). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Tony Maresca (Clinton, IA)                $335 + $90 side pot

2nd Will Kohl (DeWitt, IA)                      $225 + $60 side pot

3rd Jim Baker (Camanche, IA)                 $160 + $35 side pot

4th Ray Fredericksen (Clinton, IA)          $100 + $15 side pot

5-6th Tommy Fuller (Davenport, IA)           $65 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

Keith Helfrich (Dixon, IL)                 $65

7-8th Will Thomsen (DeWitt, IA)                $45

Woody Van Kampen (Fulton, IL)

9-12th Crist Aiardo (Moline, IL)                   $25

Don Sager (Clinton, IA)

Frank DeCastecker (Moline, IL)

Rocky Mickelson (Savannah, IL)

The ACS is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to heightening the interest and awareness of cue sports through the support and sanctioning of organized competition throughout the United States.