Gene Albrecht takes some Arizona cheese back to Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Gene Albrecht came to Arizona to promote his new DVD on how to aim perfectly, and ended up showing everybody exactly how it works by winning the Desert Classic Tour’s bar box 9-Ball event held on July 11 and 12 at Metro Sportz Bar in Phoenix.

Despite there being three other bar box tournaments in the area on this same weekend, 33 players opted to shun those other events and come out to play the DCT, where the action is the toughest for miles around.  Besides Albrecht, there was one other out-of-state sharpshooter in attendance, and that person was Dan Madden from Pennsylvania.

Most of the tour’s regular strongmen were on hand including Scott Frost, Dennis Orender, Pete Lhotka, Brett Huth, and current points leader, Gus Bresino.  However, none of those names or reputations had any effect on Albrecht as he proceeded to cut up the competition like a Japanese grill chef.

Two of the other surprises of the day were Gus Bresino’s finish out of the money, and Frank “The Tank” Robutz’s 2nd place finish.  Honorable mention goes to “Preacher” Ronn Rutan, who is primarily known as a strong one-pocket player, and who runs Preacher Ronn’s World-Class Monthly One-Pocket Tournament at Kolbe’s in Tempe.

The next stop on the DCT will be August 22-23 and will feature One-Pocket on 9-ft. tables at Kolby’s Corner Pocket in Tempe.

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