Bowman dominates All American Tour Stop

The thirty-ninth stop of the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Leisure Time Billiards, in East Moline, IL, on Saturday, May 5. The event featured a $1,000 added purse with thirty players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL) ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Bowman (rated a “6” on a regional handicap system used) slipped by Mike Dunklin [5] (Peoria, IL) on the hill 6-4. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Bowman outplayed Jim LaFavre [5] (Sterling, IL) 6-3, while Dunklin knocked off Mike Herrera [4] (Sterling, IL) 5-3. In the B-side quarterfinals Rich Mager [5] (Chicago, IL) eliminated LaFavre 5-4, while Anthony Garcia [4] (E. Moline, IL) ousted Mike Herrera 4-3; Mager took out Garcia 5-3 in the semifinals; and in the B-side finals Mager continued his hot hand (still recovering from a first-round loss!) by topping Mike Dunkin 5-3. Rich Mager could not keep his streak going in the tourney finals, as he lost the title to Jesse Bowman by a 6-3 margin!

By virtue of Bowman meeting his free entry quota, and second-place Rich Mager being the highest-finishing ACS member after Bowman, Rich qualified for a free 9-ball singles entry into the 2007 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, Billiard Wholesalers and Pro Series Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour, beginning in October, 2007, by contacting the ACS.