Wilder Wins Brick House Billiards

ACS Presents Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour Results from Brick House Billiards

The 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) traveled to Decatur, Illinois, on Saturday, October 24, at Brick House Billiards.  The $500 added event featured thirty-five players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.

On the A-side semifinals, Michael Wilder (Decatur, IL) dominated Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL) 5-1, while Milton Strack (Monticello, IL) eclipsed Mike Verkruyse (Mahomet, IL) 5-3.  Strack then took the hot seat by beating Wilder 5-3.  With eight remaining players, on the B-side Marco Jyawook (Springfield, IL) and Larry Parke (Decatur, IL) respectively eliminated Scott Boyd (Pekin, IL) and Tom Gallagher (Champaign, IL) at 7th place by identical 5-4 margins.  Both Parke and Jyawook continued through the next round by upending Mike Verkruyse 5-3 and Mike Dunklin 5-4 respectively.  In the B-side semifinals, Jyawook bested Larry Parke 5-3, but Jyawook in turn completed his day at 3rd place at the hands of Michael Wilder 3-5.  In the tourney finals, Michael Wilder had to defeat Milton Strack twice, and he succeeded in doing so by scoring 5-4, 5-1 wins for the title!

By virtue of Larry Parke being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-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 splits off into three events in Arizona and Illinois the weekend of November 7-8, as two tour stops (separate Men’s and Women’s 8-Ball) are being conducted during the $5,000 added Southwest Amateur Pocket Billiards Championships at Skip & Jan’s Sports Bar in Tempe, AZ, November 8 (call 480-598-8611), while Pockets Billiards will produce 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 Michael Wilder (Decatur, IL) $350 + $516 side pot

2nd Milton Strack (Monticello, IL) $250 + $387 side pot

3rd Marco Jyawook (Springfield, IL) $150 + $258 side pot

4th Larry Parke (Decatur, IL) $100 + $129 side pot + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

5-6th Mike Verkruyse (Mahomet, IL) $75

Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL)

7-8th Scott Boyd (Pekin, IL) $50

Tom Gallagher (Champaign, IL)

9-12th Dave Gentry (Decatur, IL) $25

Joe Ramsey (Champaign, IL)

Mark Reynolds (Decatur, IL)

Curtis Conley (Decatur, 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.