Jesse Bowman returns to All American Tour Winners Circle

Jesse Bowman

The thirty-second stop on the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Legends Sports Bar in Clinton, IA, on Saturday, January 24.  The $500 added event drew forty-six players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL) was the dominating force on this day, and he took the hot seat in good order, turning back Josh Johnson (Bettendorf, IA) [rated a “7” on a regional handicap system used] in the A-bracket semifinals 7-3 and Dan Kuhl [5] (Le Claire, IA) in the A-bracket finals 7-1.  Dan Kuhl had made it to the A-bracket finals with a semifinals 5-1 win over Travis Frazelle [4] (Moline, IL). In the B-side bracket Ron Pluym [5] (Dubuque, IA) and Craig McLaren [5] (Galesburg, IL) eliminated Rich Bideaux [5] (Moline, IL) and Doric Smith [4] (Galesburg, IL) at 7th place by 5-2 and 5-1 scores respectively.  Josh Johnson and Craig McLaren each ended the day for Ron Pluym and Travis Frazelle at 5th place via respective 7-3 and 5-1 margins.  In the B-bracket semifinals, Johnson ousted Craig McLaren at 4th place 7-1, and he followed up with a strong 7-1 performance in the B-side finals to eliminate Dan Kuhl at 3rd place.  Both Josh Johnson and Jesse Bowman own national championship titles, but Jesse Bowman was the best on this day, taking care of Johnson 7-4 for the title!
By virtue of Jesse Bowman being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-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.
The Tour moves to Miller Time Billiards on Saturday, February 7, for a $500 added 8-Ball stop in Davenport, IA (contact Terry Anderson at 563-359-7225).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at