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)  6-4 and a “hill-hill” finals win over Jim Baker (Camanche, IA)  6-4. On the B-side Will Kohl (DeWitt, IA)  and Keith Helfrich (Dixon, IL)  ousted Will Thomsen (DeWitt, IA)  5-4 and Woody Van Kampen (Fulton, IL)  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.
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.