Duncan Kaufman Wins Weston Cue Club

ACS Presents Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour Results from Weston Cue Club

L-R) Andy Nikolai (3rd), Rob Hovick (2nd) and Duncan Kaufman (1st)

L-R) Andy Nikolai (3rd), Rob Hovick (2nd) and Duncan Kaufman (1st)

The twentieth stop of the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybri All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted in Wausau, WI, atWeston Cue Club.  The $500 added event featured an 18-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.  Rob Hovick (Marshfield, WI) captured the hot seat with featured wins over Bill Sorensen (Medford, WI) in the A-side semifinals 5-0 and Duncan Kaufman (Sauk City, WI) 5-3 in the A-side finals. Kaufman had earlier knocked off Andy Nikolai (Merrill, WI) to make the A-side finals.

On the B-side Andy Nikolai eliminated Larry Bezotte (Tigerton, WI) at 5th place on the hill 5-4, and Bill Sorensen tied Bezotte by losing at the hands of John Lewis (Suamico, WI) 5-3 in the same round.  Nikolai then ousted Lewis at 4th place by a 5-3 margin, setting up a return match in the B-side finals with Duncan Kaufman.  Kaufman escaped a 5-4 scare to end Andy Nikolai’s event at 3rd place and then had the unenviable task of trying to defeat A-side champion, Rob Hovick for the crown.  In the tourney finals, Kaufman did just that – clipping Hovick in two sets – 5-3 and 5-4 – for the title.

By virtue of Andy Nikolai 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 showcases two stops in Illinois on Saturday, December 19, 2009, with the annual $500 added “King of the Pyramid 8-Ball Tournament” at the Pyramid Club in Addison, IL (contact Wally Bogdanski at 630-688-1719); and the $500 added1st Annual Holiday 8-Ball Special” at Ride the Nine inBloomington, IL (contact Codi Morrow at 309-261-6790). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.

Final Results:

1st Duncan Kaufman (Sauk City, WI)     $400 + $180 side pot

2nd Rob Hovick (Marshfield, WI)            $260 + $100 side pot

3rd Andy Nikolai (Merrill, WI)                 $160 + $70 side pot + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

4th John Lewis (Suamico, WI)                 $100

5-6th Bill Sorensen (Medford, WI)              $60

Larry Bezotte (Tigerton, WI)