ACS Elects New Officers/ Directors

At its recent Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) elected new directors to the ACS board.  Tom Fankhauser (IL ACS) and Shannon Lynde (TX ACS) were elected to first-time directorships, while the balance of incumbents retained their seats.

The new board of directors subsequently elected new officers: Mike Wilson (VA) – President, Sandra Chamberlain (OK) – Vice President, Julie Ann Mitchell (IN) – Secretary and Tom Fankhauser (IL) – Treasurer.  The AGM delegates and directors awarded "Excellence in Achievement" awards to Gary Benson, who has directed the ACS National Championships since their inception, and Cecil Messer who has served as ACS National Director of Referees since 2004.

The 2011-2012 board of directors includes:

Mike Wilson (Virginia Beach, VA) – President…At-Large Director
Sandra Chamberlain (Tulsa, OK) – Vice President…Oklahoma ACS
Julie Ann Mitchell (Portage, IN) – Secretary…ACS Indiana Association
Tom Fankhauser (Decatur, IL) – Treasurer…ACS Illinois State Association
Cheryl Armenta (Pueblo, CO) – Rocky Mountain ACS Pool Association
Craig Arnold (Olympia, WA) – Pacific ACS
James Auger (Greenback, TN) – Certified Instructor Director
Dot Cyr (Omaha, NE) – At-Large Director
Ted Harms (Calgary, AB) – Director representing Canadian Cue Sport Association (CCS)
Gerard Louviere (Lake Charles, LA) – Louisiana ACS Billiards Association
Shannon Lynde (Converse, TX) – ACS Texas
Joseph Mejia (Millbrae, CA) – Director representing United States Snooker Association (USSA)
Cecil Messer (Portage, IN) …Director of Referees
Robbie Morito (Tampa, FL) – Sunshine State ACS Pocket Billiards Association
Toby Perry (Blairsville, GA) – Georgia ACS League Association
Lee White (Phoenix, AZ) – AZ ACS
David Whyte (Inver Grove Heights, MN) – Minnesota ACS

The ACS sanctions leagues in 35 states, works with the CCS in Canada, produces the 2012 ACS National Championships at the new Tropicana Las Vegas, the 2012 Midwest 8-Ball Championships at the Riverside Casino in Iowa, the national Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour, supports twelve state and regional championships, certifies instructors and referees, and 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.  Information on the ACS is available at