Dan Louie wins All American Tour Stop 21

The twenty-first stop of the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance - ACS) featured a $1,000-added purse and thirty-three players hosted by owner Bill Mildenberger at Nite Hawk in Portland, Oregon, on Friday-Sunday, April 21-23. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on 8-foot Valley bar boxes. Former professional Dan Louie of Mercer Island, WA took an undefeated march through the winner's bracket to gain a spot in the title match after out pointing Stan Tourangeau (Vancouver, BC) 9-6. In the loser's bracket quarterfinals and semifinals, Jesse Allred (Vancouver, WA) eliminated Bob Zack (Portland, OR) 9-7, while Mike Zimmerman (Kent, WA) ousted Todd Marsh (Seattle, WA) 9-8; with Zimmerman then relegating Allred to 4th place by a 9-1 margin. Tourangeau was then relegated to 3rd place by Zimmerman 9-6 in the loser's bracket finals. The tourney finals was all Dan Louie, as he brandished Mike Zimmerman 9-2 to claim the title.

By virtue of being the highest-finishing ACS member, Stan Tourangeau qualified for a free entry into the 2006 ACS National 8-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 for the 2006/2007 All American Tour are available by contacting the ACS.

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, will showcase two McDermott All American Tour stops: Flipper McCoy's in Norfolk, VA, hosting a $1,000 added 8-ball McDermott All American tour stop (for onsite entry details contact Mike Wilson at 757-855-2071 EXT 3); and Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, IA, hosting a $1,000 added 8-ball McDermott All American tour stop (for onsite entry details contact Jon Brown at 515-262-6523). Information and schedules for the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org. 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 Dan Louie (Mercer Island, WA) $1,000
2nd Mike Zimmerman (Kent, WA) $650
3rd Stan Tourangeau (Vancouver, BC) $400 + free ACS Nationals entry
4th Jesse Allred (Vancouver, WA) $250
5-6th Todd Marsh (Seattle, WA) $110
Bob Zack (Portland, OR)
7-8th Al Perez (Vancouver, WA) $65
Kenny Dodd (Hillsboro, OR)