Jesse Bowman Wins All American Tour Home Room Stop

The January 19-21 weekend featured four 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour stops around the country, one of them being a $1,000 added 8-ball event with thirty-nine 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 Rodney Flenoi (E. Moline, Illinois) ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Flenoi – rated a “5” on a regional handicap system used - clipped Josh Johnson (Bettendorf, IA), rated a “6”, 5-4. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Rodney had clipped Scott Kitto [6] (Marion, IA), 5-5, and Josh Johnson out pointed Steve Lang (Davenport, IA) [4], 6-4. 3rd-round loser Jesse Bowman [6] (E. Moline, IL) continued on a tear in the B-bracket by eliminating Kitto [6] 6-3 in the quarterfinals, Lang [4] 6-3 in the semifinals and Johnson [6] 6-4 in the finals. The tourney finals showcased Bowman and Flenoi, with Jesse taking two sets for the title, 6-3 and hill-hill 6-4.

By virtue of Jesse 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. 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.

January 26-28 will feature McDermott All American Tour stop #18 - the $5,000 added 3rd Annual Bud Light Amateur Winter Shootout (for onsite entry details – men's and women's divisions - contact Jon Van Roekel / 563-243-4361 or 563-243-6179). Information, entry details and schedules for the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour are available at 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.