All American Tour Stop 24 won by Duncan Kaufman

The twenty-fourth stop on the 50-stop 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at The Varsity Club in Oshkosh, WI, on Saturday, December 20.  The $1,000 added event featured forty-seven players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot Diamonds.  Duncan Kaufman (Sauk City, WI) took an undefeated route to the finals.  In the A-side finals, Kaufman managed to clip Nate Angel (Green Bay, WI) on the hill 7-6.  Earlier in the A-bracket semis, Kaufman dominated Tom McCloskey (Des Plaines, IL) 7-1, while Angel comfortably dispatched Kurt Jennison (Elkhorn, WI) 7-3.  In the B-side “last eight” John Fields (Neenah, WI) eliminated Jamie Welch at 7th place 7-4, while Terry Zagar (Sheboygan, WI) tied with Welch, courtesy of a 7-6 loss at the hands of Tim Ruenger (Appleton, WI).  In the B-side quarterfinals both Fields and Ruenger had their day ended at 5th place at the hands of Kurt Jennison (7-5) and Tom McCloskey (7-5) respectively. McCloskey then tapped Jennison into 4th place by a 7-2 margin, and McCloskey kept up his momentum to end Nate Angel's run in 3rd place, 7-1.  McCloskey's tourney finals was a repeat of his previous match with Duncan Kaufman, as Kaufman again dispatched McCloskey by a 7-1 margin for the title!
By virtue of Roy Skenandore being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-Ball singles entry into the 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases and oZone Billiards 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 2008/2009 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour continues on during the holiday season with a $500-added 8-Ball stop this weekend (December 27-28) at the Pyramid Club in Addison, IL (contact Wally Bogdanski at 630-688-1719).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at