Jamey Bowman Wins All American Tour Home Stop

The October 28-29 weekend featured three 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour stops around the country, one of them being a $1,000 added 8-ball event with forty-one players, hosted by owner Dwaine Bowman at Leisure Time Billiards in E. Moline, Illinois, on Saturday. The American CueSports Alliance-produced event featured a double-elimination format on bar boxes, and Jamey Bowman of E. Moline, Illinois, ran undefeated through the field. In the hot-seat match, Bowman – rated a “5” on a regional handicap system used - clipped Jim LaFavre (Sterling, IL), also rated a “5”, 5-4. Jamey had earlier clipped his brother, Jesse [6], 5-5 and Dan Kuhl [5] 5-4. In the loser's bracket, Rich Bideaux [5] (Moline, IL) eliminated Jesse Bowman [6] (E. Moline, IL) 5-5; LaFavre ousted Bideaux 5-4; and Dan Kuhl [5] (Davenport, IA) outgunned Jeremy Schroeder [4] (Iowa City, IA) 5-3. In the loser's bracket finals, Kuhl upended LaFavre 5-4, to share the final's seat with Bowman. The finals featured another hill-hill match, as Bowman claimed the title in the first set by a 5-4 decision over Kuhl.

By virtue of Jamey Bowman being the highest-finishing ACS member, he qualified for a free singles entry into the 2007 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. Congratulations are also extended to 17th-place Rachel Byrket (4), the highest-placing woman. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, Billiard Wholesalers and Pro Series Cases 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.

Saturday, November 11, will feature Cue Masters Billiards in Dubuque, IA, hosting a $500 added 8-ball McDermott All American Tour stop (for onsite entry details contact Bill Kramer at 563/557-0875). Information, entry details and schedules for the 2006/2007 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 Jamey Bowman (E. Moline, IL) $700 + free ACS Nationals entry
2nd Dan Kuhl (Davenport, IA) $460
3rd Jim LaFavre (Sterling, IL) $290
4th Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL) $180
5-6th Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL) $100
Mark Czyrwinski (Moline, IL)
7-8th Tommy Hernandez (Moline, IL) $50
Jeremy Schroeder (Iowa City, IA)
9-12th Rodney Flenoi (Moline, IL) $30
Ron O'Meara Jr. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Lance Luther (Moline, IL)
Al Martin (Clinton, IA)
Highest-placing woman – Rachel Byrket (Muscatine, IA) [17th] - $30