Hovick Wins Two out of Three for All American Tour Win


The 2012-2013 Pure X Cues All American Tour – presented by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) – produced its twenty-second stop of the Tour year at Dale’s Weston Lanes in Wausau, WI, Saturday, March 9.  The $500-added 8-ball tourney on 7-foot Valley bar boxes drew 27 players. 
The A-side bracket of action concluded with Rob Hovick (Marshfield, WI) clipping defending champion John Kotnik (Sheboygan, WI) 5-4 in the semifinals, where Duncan Kaufman (Sauk City, WI) also outpointed John Lewis (Suamico, WI) 5-2. Hovick then took the hot seat with a 5-3 decision over Kaufman.
On the B-side Jason Kasprzycki (Rothschild, WI) and Jon Kent (Wausau, WI) tied for 7th place at the hands of Cory Scheiderer (Marathon, WI) 5-1 and Ed Livingston (Merrill, WI) 5-2 respectively.  In the next round with the losers gaining 5th place, Ed Livingston fell to Jon Kotnik by a 5-2 margin, while John Lewis was whitewashed by Cory Scheiderer 5-0.  Scheiderer then dropped Kotnik to 4th place by a 5-3 margin.  In the B-side finals, Kaufman ended Scheiderer’s hot run with a 5-1 victory.  The tourney finals almost went the distance, as Duncan Kaufman edged undefeated Rob Hovick 5-4 in the first set – forcing a deciding set.  But Hovick regained his edge and outlasted Kaufman 5-3 to claim the title!
By virtue of Cory Scheiderer also being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2013 Pure X ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Pure X Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric and Nick Varner Signature Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Pure X All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2012/2013 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour remains in the Midwest, heading to Davenport IA, on Saturday, March 23, with a $500 added 8-Ball Tourney at Sharky’s Billiards (contact Terry Stevens at 563-359-7225).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2012/2013 Pure X Cues All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.