Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour

ACS Presents Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour Results from CR’s Sports Bar

(L-R) Runner-up Randy Matthiesen congratulates Champion Gene Albrecht

(L-R) Runner-up Randy Matthiesen congratulates Champion Gene Albrecht

The fifteenth stop of the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybri All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, on Saturday, November 21, at CR’s Sports Bar. The $500 added event featured thirty-one players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. The event was handicapped with Master players giving AA players a one-game spot, AA players spotting one game to A players, etc. ACS National Masters Champion Gene Albrecht (Eau Claire, WI) and A player Randy Matthiesen (Otsego, MN) made it to the A-side finals, but Albrecht was not phased by giving a two-game spot to vanquish Matthiesen 5-1 to gain the hot seat.

On the B-side AA-player Allen Reich (Champlin, MN) took a one-game spot from Master-player Max Krause (Belle Plain, MN) to eliminate Krause at 7th place 4-1. Joining Krause at 7th place was Master-player Kim Stigall (Forest Lake, MN) who fell to fellow Master-player Dan Voeller (Apple Valley, MN) 1-5. The next round was not as kind to Voeller and Reich, as both were whitewashed at 5th place by respective opponents AA-player Ryan Wenger (St. Michael, MN) and AA-player Brad Vollmers (Isanti, MN). In the B-side semifinals, Brad Vollmers continued his hot hand to dispatch fellow AA-player Ryan Wenger to 4th place by another 5-0 margin. In the B-side finals A-player Randy Matthiesen took a one-game spot from Vollmers and ended Vollmers day at 3rd place by a 4-2 score. In the tourney finals, Matthiesen had to race to 3 while undefeated Gene Albrecht raced to 5, and at 2-4 Matthiesen had the opportunity to force a second set, but he hooked himself on his set 8-ball and Albrecht finished off the layout to score a 5-2 win for the title!

By virtue of Gene Albrecht being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2010 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases, Ozone Billiards, Pool Cue Guru and Billiard Gods Productions 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 January for a $1,000 Lucasi Hybrid Cue, 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 to Colorado over the Thanksgiving weekend (November 28-29) with the annual $1,000 added “Match-Ups Turkey Shoot 8-Ball” at Match-Ups in Fort Collins (contact Mike Hellmer at 970-482-2337). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Gene Albrecht (Eau Claire, WI) $340 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

2nd Randy Matthiesen (Otsego, MN) $200

3rd Brad Vollmers (Isanti, MN) $135

4th Ryan Wenger (St. Michael, MN) $100

5-6th Dan Voeller (Apple Valley, MN) $60

Allen Reich (Champlin, MN)

7-8th Max Krause (Belle Plain, MN) $40

Kim Stigall (Forest Lake, MN)

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.

Glenn Russell Rocks Dot’s Cue Club

Viking Cue Tour Amateur’s Rule At Dot’s Cue Club Billiard Event

On November – 25 – 2009

November 20th-22nd, 2009–The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour took center stage at Dot’s Cue Club in Rocky Mount, N.C. as Amateur players from around the region filled the room for a weekend packed with action. The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour would attract 63 entries for the weekend and payout over $4500 in prize monies.

The action packed weekend kicked off on Friday nite with a mini tournament. Jeff Tabet that had made his way north from Atlanta would defeat local player DJ Outlaw to take home first place in the Friday Nite Mini Tournament.

The Viking Cue Amtaeur 9-Ball Tours $1500 Added event kicked off on Saturday and pitted some of the toughest Amateur players in the region against each. Eddie Little would find himself sent to the one loss side of the chart in round 2 by Linwood Whitehead. Little would fight his way back to take home 3rd place after a loss in the semi finals to Younger Chapman. Chapman was sent to the one loss side in the match for the hot seat by Glenn Russell. Jeff Tabet who had scored big in the Friday nite mini tournament would go 2 and out. The event would be won by Glenn Russell who plays with a Viking Cue, worked his way thru the top half of the bracket sending all opponents to the one loss side and would face off against Younger Chapman in the finals. Russell took home the win by winning the true double elmination finals in set one 9-1.

RESULTS

L-R Younger Chapman, John Haefka (owner), Glenn Russell

L-R Younger Chapman, John Haefka (owner), Glenn Russell

1 GLENN RUSSELL $1,250

2 YOUNGER CHAPMAN 750

3 EDDIE LITTLE 500

4 DJ OUTLAW 250

5 RAY VINES 120

6 MIKE YINGLING 120

7 MIKE FROWEIN 70

8 LINWOOD WHITEHEAD 70

Sunday would see more action as The Viking Cue Amateur 9-Ball Tour would kick off it’s second chance mini tournament. The event would be won by Vernon Rogers who would make his way to the hot seat undefeated and claim first place by defeating Mike Janis 5-4.

RESULTS

Vernon Rogers

Vernon Rogers

1 VERNON ROGERS $500 CUE + 30

2 MIKE JANIS $150

3 ADAM BERKLEY $80

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour staff would like to thank Dot’s Cue Club for hosting the event. If you make your way to North Carolina make sure you stop and tell John we sent you.