Baraks wins All American Tour Stop

Dustin Wilgus and Jamie Baraks

The thirty-second stop on the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was produced in Decatur, IL, on Saturday, February 27.  The $500 added event featured a 52-player field in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 8-foot tables.  Dustin Wilgus (Champaign, IL) took the undefeated route to the hot seat, including an A-side semifinals win over Sergio Perez (Chicago, IL) 8-6 and the A-side finals win over Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL) 8-6.  Dunklin won his A-side semifinals match over Chris Austin (Sailor Springs, IL) 8-7 prior to his loss to Wilgus, and Dunklin then awaited his opponent in the B-side finals.
In the B-side round of eight, Jamie Baraks (Milan, IL) and Rick Halls (Danville, IL) eliminated Chris Winschief (Paris, IL) 8-4 and Ike Runnels (Kankakee, IL) 8-6 respectively at 7th place.  The B-side quarterfinals featured Baraks and Halls continuing by ousting Sergio Perez 8-5 and Chris Austin 8-7 respectively at 5th place.  In the B-side semifinals, Jamie Baraks edged Rick Halls at 4th place by an 8-7 margin.  Baraks maintained his momentum in the B-side finals by defeating Mike Dunklin 8-5.  Versus undefeated Dustin Wilgus in the tourney finals, Jamie Baraks displayed conviction in winning two sets for the title – 8-2 and 8-6! 
By virtue of Mike Durbin 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, 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 moves to Dubuque, IA, on Saturday, March 6, for a $500-added 8-ball stop at Bulldog Billiards (contact Joleen Reinhardt at 563-663-6600). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at 
Final Results:
1st        Jamie Baraks (Milan, IL)                    $240 + $1,020 side pot
2nd        Dustin Wilgus (Champaign, IL)         $200 + $765 side pot
3rd        Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL)                $160 + $510 side pot
4th        Rick Halls (Danville, IA)                    $140 + $255 side pot
5-6th     Sergio Perez (Chicago, IL)                 $120
Chris Austin (Sailor Springs, IL)       
7-8th      Chris Winschief (Paris, IL)                 $100
Ike Runnels (Kankakee, IL)
9-12th   Mike Durbin (Sullivan, IL)                 $60 + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals
Tony McCray (Westchester, OH)
Marco Jyawook (Springfield, IL)
Richard Southwell (Warrensburg, IL)                       
13-16th Randy Pope (Bethany, IL)                 $30
Mike Verkruyse (Mahomet, IL)
Mike Schultz (Champaign, IL)
Mike Wilder (Decatur, IL)