RACKEM MAGAZINE December Issue

The December 2011 Issue of Rackem Magazine is available to read online.

December Issue

The Pool Players Best Source of Information in the MidWest
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It contains:

– U. S. Amateur Championships

– Lone Star Tour

– C R’s Sports Bar Results

– JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILE: Brendan Crockett

– OB Cues Ladies Tour

– TAP Nationals

– Shooters Olathe

– Columnists

– LUCKY

– Pool On TV & your computer

– Tournament Trail page 26

and much more …..

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.