Maresca Undefeated at Legends Sports Bar

Tony Maresca (1st), Jim Baker (3rd) and Will Kohl (2nd))”](PHOTO description:  [L-R] 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) [5] 6-4 and a “hill-hill” finals win over Jim Baker (Camanche, IA) [5] 6-4.  On the B-side Will Kohl (DeWitt, IA) [5] and Keith Helfrich (Dixon, IL) [6] ousted Will Thomsen (DeWitt, IA) [5] 5-4 and Woody Van Kampen (Fulton, IL) [6] 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.

Final Results:

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.

Billiards On Main Tour Stop


ACS Presents Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour Results from Billiards on Main


The eighteenth stop on the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS)  stopped off in Galesburg, ILon Saturday, December 5.  The $500 added event featured a full 32-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.  Bob Nodine (Streator, IL), rated a “4” on a regional handicapping system used, marched undefeated to the hot seat via an A-side semifinal win over Brad Simpson [4] (Galesburg, IL) 4-1 and an A-side finals shellacking of Ryan Murphy [4] (Burlington, IA) 4-0.

On the B-side “final 8” Randy Tenley [5] (Galesburg, IL) and Jesse Bowman [7] (E. Moline, IL) ended the day at 7th place for Jon Kucharo [7] (Bettendorf, IA) 5-6 and Scott Laird [5] (Galesburg, IA) 7-3 respectively.  Both Tenley and Bowman repeated their wins in the next round (5th place), with respective victories over Rich Bideaux [5] (Moline, IL) 5-3 and Brad Simpson [4] 7-1.  Bowman [7] then continued his hot hand by eliminating Tenley [5] at 4th place 7-3 and Ryan Murphy [4] at 3rd place 7-0.  The tourney finals was all Bowman, as he steam-rolled undefeated Bob Nodine [4] in two sets 7-1, 7-0 for the title!

By virtue of Jesse Bowman 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 stays in Wisconsin on Saturday, December 12, 2009, with the annual $500 added “Weston Cue Club 8-Ball Open” at Dale’s Weston Lanes inWausau, WI (contact Jon Kent at 715-845-4129).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL)           $400 + $275 side pot + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

2nd Bob Nodine (Streator, IL)                  $300 + $150 side pot

3rd Ryan Murphy (Burlington, IA)           $200 + $100 side pot

4th Randy Tenley (Galesburg, IL)            $150 + $60 side pot

5-6th Brad Simpson (Galesburg, IL)            $75 + $25 side pot

Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL)

7-8th Jon Kucharo (Bettendorf, IA)            $50

Scott Laird (Galesburg, IL)