Bowman wins All American Tour Stop 3

The third stop of the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance - ACS) was hosted by owner James LaFavre at Leisure Time Billiards in Sterling, Illinois, on Sunday, November 20. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on bar boxes, and E. Moline, Illinois room owner, Dwaine Bowman, sailed undefeated through the field. In the hot-seat match, Dwaine handed his son, Jamey Bowman (E. Moline, IL) his first loss, 5-3. In the loser's bracket semis, Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL) eliminated Tony Morales (Sterling, IL) 5-3. Bideaux completed his tournament bid with a loss in the loser's bracket finals to Jamey Bowman, 5-2. The title match was extremely competitive, as Jamey Bowman defeated Dwaine Bowman in the first set, 5-4, only to have Dwaine recover for a 5-3 win in the deciding set for the championship.

Dwaine Bowman was the highest-finishing ACS member as well, qualifying him for a free entry into either the 2006 ACS National 8-Ball Championships or the 2006 ACS National 9-Ball Championships - courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, PJ's Billiard Supply Co. and Samm's Side Pocket Productions for their support in donating "Value-In-Kind" product for this and all stops on the McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting the ACS.

The next Tour stop will be a one-day $500 added 8-Ball tournament at Lassiters in Clinton, Iowa, on Saturday, November 26. For onsite entry details, call host Jon VanRoekel at 563/243-4361. Lassiters is also gearing up to host a $5,000-added 8-Ball event on the weekend of Jan. 27-29, 2006, with both men's and women's divisions. Information and schedules for the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour are available at The ACS 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 and North America.

Final Results:
1st Dwaine Bowman (E. Moline, IL) $300 + free ACS Nationals entry
2nd Jamey Bowman (E. Moline, IL) $225
3rd Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL) $175
4th Tony Morales (Sterling, IL) $100
5-6th Jim LaFavre (Rock Falls, IL) $50
Keith Helfrich (Dixon, IL) $50