Glenn Bond Wins All American Tour Stop 8

Glenn Bond and Bob Palmer

The eighth stop of the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance - ACS) featured a $1,500-added purse and sixty-eight players from as far away as El Paso, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by owner Bob Jackson at Main Street Billiards in Tucson, Arizona, on the weekend of January 14-15. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crowns, and Glenn Bond of Phoenix, Arizona, ran undefeated through the field. In the hot-seat match, Bond comfortably dispatched Dennis Orender (Phoenix, AZ) 9-5. In the loser's bracket semifinals, Bob Palmer (Tucson, AZ) was leading Eddie Uber (Phoenix, AZ) 3-1 when Uber's reaction to missing a 7-ball elicited his disqualification for unsportsmanlike conduct. Palmer then eliminated Orender 7-5 in the loser's bracket finals to gain a shot at Glenn Bond. The finals were one race to 11, and Bond again appeared to have the match in hand at 9-2, only to have Palmer catch a gear to tie the score at 9-9! Bond reached the hill first, but Palmer joined him in the next game to force a decisive game. Bond prevailed for the title by an 11-10 margin!

Glenn Bond joined the ACS at the beginning of the event and received the added reward of a free entry to the 2006 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas in June by virtue of being the highest-finishing ACS member. 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 $500 added 8-Ball tournament at Rich's Roadhouse in Freeport, Illinois, Saturday, January 21. For onsite entry details, contact director Mike Brubaker at 815/233-6292. Lassiters in Clinton, Iowa, 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 Glenn Bond (Phoenix, AZ) $800 + free ACS Nationals entry + $400 Side pot
2nd Bob Palmer (Tucson, AZ) $600
3rd Dennis Orender (Phoenix, AZ) $400 + $240 Side pot
4th Eddie Uber (Phoenix, AZ) $200 + $160 Side pot
5-6th Al Gaudett (Tucson, AZ) $120
Nani Dominguez (Tucson, AZ)
7-8th Don Westbrooks (Tucson, AZ) $95
Andy Kachur (Tucson, AZ)
9-12th Charlie Cameron (Tucson, AZ) $70
Tom Neil (Tucson, AZ)
Jack Rippel (Sierra Vista, AZ)
Kirk Moench (Tucson, AZ)
13-16th Dave Collins (Tucson, AZ) $45
Zeb Crawford (Tucson, AZ)
Eric Beeler (Sierra Vista, AZ)
Brett Smith (Tucson, AZ)