Pena Tops Billiards On Main Field

The eighth stop of the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybri All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS)  was hosted in Galesburg, Illinois, on Saturday, October 24, at Billiards on Main.  The $500 added event featured twenty-five players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Rich Pena (Davenport, IA), rated a 6 on a regional handicap system, marched undefeated to the hot seat – defeating Lee Pena [5] (Davenport, IA) in the A-side semifinals 6-3 and local Craig McLaren [5] (Galesburg, IL) 6-4 in the A-side finals.

On the B-side Josh Johnson [7] (Bettendorf, IA] and Leo Pena [5] eliminated Ron O’Meara Jr. [6] (E. Moline, IL) 7-4 and Mason Parks [4] (Galesburg, IL) 5-3 respectively at 5th place.  Johnson then ousted Leo Pena 7-4 to make the B-side finals.  Craig McLaren sunk Johnson at 3rd place by a 5-3 margin to claim a shot at the tourney finals.  However, Rich Pena was not to be denied, as he turned back McLaren 6-3 for the title.!

By virtue of Josh Johnson 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 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 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.

No less than four Tour events will be featured in two states the weekend of November 7-8, as the $5,000 added Southwest Amateur Pocket Billiards Championshipshosts three separate events (bar box 8-ball, big-table 8-ball and women’s 8-ball) at Skip & Jan’s Sports Bar in Tempe, AZ, November 8 (contact Cecil Messer at 219-465-8101), while Pockets Billiards produces a $500-added 8-Ball Tour Stop in Crestwood, IL (contact Dan Taylor at 630-399-8890).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Rich Pena (Davenport, IA)                                  $400 + $210 side pot

2nd Craig McLaren (Galesburg, IL)                            $300 + $155 side pot

3rd Josh Johnson (Bettendorf, IA)                           $165 + $100 side pot + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

4th Leo Pena (Davenport, IA)                                  $110 + $50 side pot

5-6th Ron O’Meara (E. Moline, IL)                               $75

Mason Parks (Galesburg, 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.

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