Eans, West, Lawrence take Skip & Jan’s

ACS Presents Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour Results from the Southwest Pocket Billiards Championships in Tempe AZ


The 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) traveled to Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday, November 8, with three events as part of the Southwest Pocket Billiards Championships at Skip & Jan’s Sports Bar.  The $900 added events featured thirty-five players over three divisions: Men’s bar table 8-ball, Women’s bar table 8-ball and Open big-table 8-ball.

In the Men’s bar table 8-ball division, Larry Eans and Charles Peten clipped Bob Soto and Vic Tyynismaa 4-3 respectively in the A-side semifinals.  In the A-side finals, Eans took down Peten 4-2.  On the B-side Stephen Henderson stopped Mike Hamman at 4th place by a 3-1 margin, but in turn Henderson’s run finished at 3rd place at the hands of Charles Peten 1-3.

The Women’s bar table 8-ball division featured Patience West and Lynda Niichel taking A-side semifinals matches over MaryHelen Mondragen and Teresa Eibner 4-0, 4-2 respectively.  West then edged Niichel 4-3 to take the tourney hot seat.  In the B-side finals, Mondragen eliminated Lynda Niichel at 3rd place by a 3-1 margin.  The tourney finals crowned Patience West with the title, as she prevailed by a 4-2 score over MaryHelen Mondragen.

In the Men’s big table 8-ball division Travis Choate defeated Mike Boyer in the A-side finals 4-2.  Boyer later fell to the stroke of Don Thompson 4-2 in the B-side finals.  Choate then captured the tourney finals with a 4-2 win over Thompson 4-2 for the title.

By virtue of Larry Eans, Patience West and Mike Lawrence being the highest-finishing ACS members in their respective divisions, they each 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.

The Tour moves west to Dubuque, IA on Saturday, November 14 for a $500-added 8-Ball Tour Stop at Bulldog Billiards (contact Joleen Reinhardt at 563-663-6600) Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available atwww.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

Women’s Bar Table 8-Ball –

1st Patience West                                                 $200 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

2nd MaryHelen Mondragon                                  $100

3rd Lynda Niichel                                                 $75

Men’s Bar Table 8-Ball –

1st Larry Eans                                                       $225 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

2nd Charles Peten                                                  $125

3rd Stephen Henderson                                         $100

4th Mike Hamman                                               $75

Men’s Big Table 8-Ball –

1st Travis Choate                                                  $200 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

2nd Don Thompson                                               $100

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.

Ike Runnels takes Pockets Billiards

ACS Presents Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour Results from Pockets Billiards


The 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybri All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) showcased stop #9 on Saturday, November 7, atPockets Billiards in Crestwood, IL.  The $500 added event featured eighteen players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Ike Runnels (Kankakee, IL) topped off his undefeated run to the tourney finals by taking down Gene Albrecht (Eau Claire, WI) in the A-side semifinals 7-3 and outpointing Jack Wu (Chicago, IL) 7-4 in the A-side finals.  On the B-side Jack Wu eliminated Kevin Potter (Palos Heights) at 4th place and continued his run back to the A-side by eliminating Gene Albrecht 5-4.  That set up the tourney finals which needed only one set, as Ike Runnels again vanquished Jack Wu 7-4 for the title!

By virtue of Ike Runnels also 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. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2009/2010 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour moves west to Dubuque, IA on Saturday, November 14 for a $500-added 8-Ball Tour Stop at Bulldog Billiards (contact Joleen Reinhardt at 563-663-6600) Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Ike Runnels (Kankakee, IL)               $450 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

2nd Jack Wu (Chicago, IL)                        $270

3rd Gene Albrecht (Eau Claire, WI)         $150

4th Kevin Potter (Palos Heights, IL)        $80

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.