Jelatis and Jackson earn All American Tour Wins

The eighteenth stop on the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Spikes Bar & Grill in Faribault, MN, on Saturday, December 1. The $1,500 added event drew forty-one men ($1,000 added) and seven women ($500 added) in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. In the men's division, Demetrius Jelatis (Brooklyn Park, MN) cruised undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Jelatis eased past Matt Benton (Faribault, MN) 5-2. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Jelatis overpowered Rich Cunningham (Blaine, MN) 5-1, while Benton clipped Mike Fieldhammer (Brooklyn Park, MN) 5-4. In the B-side bracket quarterfinals John Meyer (St. Louis Park, MN) and Mike Fieldhammer dispatched Rich Cunningham and Jamie Pluta into 5th place by identical 5-3 scores. In the loser's semifinals Fieldhammer eliminated John Meyer 5-2, but Mike's march was stopped in the B-side finals by Matt Benton 5-3. The tourney finals could have gone either way, but Demetrius Jelatis claimed the deciding game in the first set over Matt Benton 5-4 for the title.

In the women's division, Chrissy Pluta (Eden Prairie, MN) claimed the hot seat by outpointing Angela Jackson (Eau Claire, WI) 4-2. In the previous round, Jackson had turned back Bonnie Biers while Pluta outpointed Tabby Benton. In the B-side semifinals Mary Tonjum (Faribault, MN) eliminated Kellie Jones (Faribault, MN) 4-3; but in turn Mary was ousted in the B-side finals by Angela Jackson 4-1. Angela Jackson had to defeat Chrissy Pluta two sets for the title in the tourney finals, and she had what it took, claiming 4-2 and 4-3 decisions over Pluta for the title.

By virtue of Demetrius Jelatis and Angela Jackson being the highest-finishing ACS members in the event, they each qualified for a free singles entry into the 2008 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom 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 Pechauer All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour stays hot on Saturday, December 8, when three events will be showcased - a $500 added 8-ball event at Legends Sports Bar in Clinton, IA (contact David Holmes at (563) 243-4266), a $500 added 8-ball event at Q's Sports Bar & Girl in Port Charlotte, FL (contact Ken Coulter at 941-585-9600) and a $500 added 8-Ball event at Dale's Weston Lanes in Weston, WI (contact Jon Kent at 715-845-4129). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour are available at