Jesse Bowman dominates Iowa Bar Boxes

The forty-sixth stop on the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA, on Saturday, April 18.  The $500 added event drew twenty-nine players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Local Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL) had little trouble moving to the winner's bracket finals.  In the hot-seat match, Bowman (rated a “7” on a regional handicap system used) dominated young Crist Airdo [4] (Moline, IL) 7-1.  Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Bowman swept by Blake Madson [4] (Muscatine, IA) 7-1, while Airdo hammered Aaron Bean [4] (E. Moline, IL) 4-1.  In the B-side bracket Steve Parlow [5] (Davenport, IA) eliminated Brian Madison [4] (Muscatine, IA) at 7th place 5-3, while Josh Johnson [7] (Bettendorf, IA) ousted Tony Morales [4] (Clinton, IA) at the same placement 7-1.  In the next round of the B-bracket Parlow toppled Aaron Bean 5-3 at 5th place, and Aaron was joined by Josh Johnson, who fell at the hands of Blake Madson 4-4.  Parlow continued his momentum by ending Blake Madson's day at 4th place by a 5-2 margin and finishing off Crist Airdo at 3rd place 5-3.  In the tourney finals Parlow gave Jesse Bowman some resistance, but Bowman prevailed by a 7-4 margin in set #1 for the title!
By virtue of Steve Parlow being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases and oZone Billiards 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 2008/2009 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.