Ike Runnels wins All American Tour Bar Table Event

ddie Balderas (2nd) – Ike Runnels (1st) – Tommy Hernandez (3rd)

The 31st stop of the 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted in West Dundee, IL, at Hammerheads Pool Bar, February 20. The $500 added “Shark Attack 8-Ball Tournament” showcased 40 players in a double elimination handicapped format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.

wo-time Tour winner Ike Runnels (Kankaee, IL), ranked a "7" on a regional handicap system used, continued his hot hand by finishing off the A-side bracket undefeated. In the final rounds of the B-side, Tommy Hernandez (Glendale Heights, IL) [6] ended Billy Jones (Bartlett,IL) [4] run at 5th place by a 6-2 margin, where Jeff Cox (Naperville, IL) [4] joined Billy as a result of a 1-6 loss to Alan Friedrich (Fox River Grove, IL) [6]. Hernandez then eliminated Friedrich at 4th place 6-3. In the B-side finals Eddie Balderas (Palatine, IL) [5] took out Tommy Hernandez [6] 5-5. The tourney finals was all Ike Runnels [7], as he dominated Balderas [6] in the first set for a 7-2 title win! 

The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases, Ozone Billiards, Pool Cue Guru and Billiard Gods Productions for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. All entries in the Tour are also entered into a drawing in January for a $1,000 Lucasi Hybrid Cue, courtesy of Ozone Billiards. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2009/2010 All American Tour by contacting the ACS. 

The Tour moves to Decatur, IL, on Saturday, February 27, for a $500-added 9-Ball stop at Starship Billiards (contact Tom Fankhauser at 217-433-8868). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009-2010 Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org