Alameda upends Ellerman for All American Tour Win

The thirty-second stop of the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Main Street Billiards in Tucson, AZ, on the weekend of January 26-27. The $1,000 added event drew twenty-seven players competing in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. In the men's division Mitch Ellerman (Phoenix, AZ) marched undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Ellerman dispatched Jack Rippel (Sierra Vista, AZ) 9-6. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Ellerman outpointed Kevin Peterson (Tucson, AZ) 9-5, while Rippel knocked off Alex Liebeskind (Tucson, AZ) 9-5. In the B-side quarterfinals early-round loser Rudy Alameda (Tucson, AZ) eliminated Alex Liebeskind 7-4, while Kevin Peterson (Tucson, AZ) ousted Kenny Zamora (Sierra Vista, AZ) 7-4 – both losers placing 5-6th. In the semifinals, Alameda avenged his earlier loss to Kevin Peterson, placing Kevin at 4th place by a 7-4 score. Rudy continued his hot streak by dropping Jack Rippel at 3rd place by a 7-5 margin, enabling Alameda to get a title shot against Ellerman in one race-to-11 finals. Rudy Alameda was not to be denied, as he jumped on Mitch Ellerman early, and glided to an 11-6 win for the crown!

By virtue of Kevin Peterson being the highest-finishing ACS member, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2008 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric and Nick Varner Signature Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Pechauer All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour continues February 2 with a $500 added 9-ball event at Leisure Time Billiards in E. Moline, IL (contact Dwaine Bowman at 309-752-9559) !!! Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour are available at