Stan Tourangeau Undefeated at the NiteHawk

(photo: Stan Tourangeau)

The thirty-seventh stop on the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was produced in Portland, OR, at the Nite Hawk on the weekend of April 9-11.  As usual, the annual $1,500-added “Memorial 9-Ball Tournament” featured a full 48-player field (with an ample waiting list) in a double-elimination format on 8-foot bar boxes.  Stan Tourangeau ran undefeated to the hot seat, capping off his march with an A-side semifinals win over Pat Schumacher (Portland, OR) 9-4 and an A-side finals win over Jesse Allred (Medford, OR) 9-8.  In the other A-side semis match, Allred had earlier defeated Bob Olsen (Portland, OR) 9-6.

On the B-side Scott Snyder (Vancouver, WA) and Bill Rosenberry (Portland, OR) tied for 7th place – victims of Bob Zack (Portland, OR) 9-6 and Eddie Mataya (Seattle, WA) 9-7 respectively.  Both Mataya and Zack had their momentum upended in the next round, as both tied for 5th place at the hands of Pat Schumacher (Portland, OR) 9-7 and Bob Olsen 9-6 respectively.  Schumacher then ended Olsen’s run at 4th place by a 9-2 margin.  In the B-side finals, Jesse Allred eliminated Schumacher at 3rd place 9-7.  The tourney final was one-race to 11, and Stan Tourangeau (holder of numerous North American amateur titles) kept control throughout to take the title over Jesse Allred by an 11-6 margin!

By virtue of Pat Schumacher 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 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 Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, May 1, for a $250-added 9-ball stop – part of the Women’s Flamingo Billiards Tour – at Art of Billiards (352-225-3535).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Stan Tourangeau (Vancouver, BC)     $1,325

2nd Jesse Allred (Medford, OR)               $825

3rd Pat Schumacher (Portland, OR)         $500 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

4th Bob Olsen (Portland, OR)                  $270

5-6th Eddie Mataya (Seattle, WA)              $180

Bob Zack (Portland, OR)

7-8th Bill Rosenberry (Portland, OR)          $90

Scott Snyder (Vancouver, WA)

9-12th Glenn Atwell (Vancouver, WA)         $50

Russ Pettis (Vancouver, WA)

Damian Pongpanick (Seattle, WA)

Todd Gooch (Portland, OR)

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2010 Utah Open

The Competition was tuff with Vancouver’s Champion Stan Tourangeau pulling off 1st place in both 9 & 8 ball events.

(photo: Stan Tourangeau)

We kicked off our 2010 Spring Utah Open Pool tournament March 5, 6, & 7 with two 9 ball events. Men’s and Scotch Double teams were the Friday night openers.

Bobby Atkinson

Stan Tourangeau finished first in the Men’s 9 ball single elimination sudden death event by defeating Dago Huber 7 to 6.
The Scotch Doubles 9 ball team event filled up very quickly and had a waiting list. At the end of the night, John Bemis and Jessica Durbin were waiting on the hill. Bobby Atkins and Wendi Micari won their first set against the Champions but were unable to defeat Bemis and Durbin in their second set racing to 3 games.
In our handicapped 8 ball event Stan Tourangeau (Vancouver, Canada) played with a handicap of 8 defeated Bobby Atkinson (Clearfield, Utah) 8 to 2. Bobby Atkins (handicapped as a 5) edged out Ace Brown (ranked as a 7) in their hill-hill match ending 5 to 6. Tommy Baker finished in 4th.

Ace Brown

In the Women’s 8 ball Juanita Brown, (handicap 6) a returning Champion held out Chrissie Wynn (handicap 5) to a ? to ? win in the first set of her match. Wendy Micari ended up with 3rd place and Rayelynn Anderson in 4th place.

Men’s 9 Ball results

Crissie Winn

1st Stan Tourangeau $750

2nd Dago Huber $500

3rd –4th Nick Guyman $250

Dave Whitworth $250

5th-8th Brain Laford $100

Ace Brown $100

John Amos $100

Cory Spiers $100

Scotch Doubles 9 Ball results

1st John Bemis/Jessica Durbin $500

2nd Bobby Atkinson $300

3rd G.T. & Rayelynn Anderson $200

4th Carl Christensen/Brooke Demke $150

5th-6th Kenny & Kathryn Tysver $100

Keith & Tina Mildon $100

7th-8th Andrew Reese/Jennifer Moon $  75

Jack Iacovelli/Juanita Brown $  75

Men’s 8 Ball results

1st Stan Tourangeau $2,500

2nd Bobby Atkinson $1,200

3rd Ace Brown $   800

4th Tommy Baker $   600

5th-6th Bernie Devlin $   400

Nick Guyman $   400

7th-8th John Rudd $   200

Authro Hernandez $   200

9th-12th David Allen $   150

Dago Huber $   150

Robert Olsen $   150

Troy Patten $   150

13th-16th Ken Leihr $     75

Matt Whitten $     75

Justin Salcido $     75

Tarzan Painter $     75

17th-24th Todd Palmer $     50

Charlie Siegel $     50

Dave Custer $     50

Coby Jaap $     50

Tony Virginia $     50

25th-32nd Bob Hansen $     40

Roger Bordley $     40

Mike Kushlan Sr $     40

Allen Cornia $     40

Preston Ernst $     40

Mark Martinez $     40

Mike Kushlan Jr $     40

James Milligan $     40

Women’s 8 Ball results

1st Juanita Brown $360

2nd Crissie Wynn $180

3rd Wendy Micari $100

4th Rayelynn Anderson $  80

5th-6th Tina Mildon $  60

Tara Clerk $  60

7th-8th Jodie Cifford $  30

Marie Higgins $  30