Jesse Bowman wins All American Tour Stop 7

Miller Time Billiards owner, Terry Anderson, congratulates winner, Jesse Bowman

The seventh stop of the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance - ACS) featured a $500-added purse and fifty-two players, hosted by owner Terry Anderson at Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, January 7. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on bar boxes, and Jesse Bowman of E. Moline, Illinois ran undefeated through the field. In the hot-seat match, Bowman - rated a '6' on a regional handicap system used - clipped Chad Vilmont (Clinton, IA), also rated a '6', 6-4. In the loser's bracket semifinals, Shane Johnson [4] (Davenport, IA) eliminated Tony Wilson [4] (Moline, IL) 4-0. Johnson then eliminated Vilmont 4-3 in the loser's bracket finals to gain another shot at Bowman. Having to defeat Jesse Bowman two sets in the tourney finals, Shane Johnson made things interesting with a 4-2 win in the first set. But the deciding set was all Bowman by a 6-1 margin!

By virtue of Jesse Bowman winning his first Tour stop and being the highest-finishing ACS member, he qualified for a free entry into either the 2006 ACS National 8-Ball Championships or the 2006 ACS National 9-Ball Championships - courtesy of the ACS. Congratulations are also extended to Rob Molina, a spectator at the event who won the raffle for a McDermott Handcrafted Cue and a gift certificate to Miller Time. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, PJ's Billiard Supply Co. and Samm's Side Pocket Productions 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.

The next Tour stop will be a two-day $1,500 added 9-Ball tournament at Main Street Billiards in Tucson, Arizona, Saturday-Sunday, January 14-15. For onsite entry details, call host Bob Jackson at 520/546-3464. Lassiters in Clinton, Iowa, is also gearing up to host a $5,000-added 8-Ball event on the weekend of Jan. 27-29, 2006, with both men's and women's divisions. Information and schedules for the 2005/2006 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.

Final Results:
1st Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL) $350 + free ACS Nationals entry
2nd Shane Johnson (Davenport, IA) $250
3rd Chad Vilmont (Clinton, IA) $170
4th Anthony Wilson (Moline, IL) $120
5-6th Chris Ralston (Davenport, IA) $75
Dwaine Bowman (E. Moline, IL)
7-8th Anthony Garcia (E. Moline, IL) $50
Josh Johnson (Bettendorf, IA)
9-12th Ricardo Pena (Davenport, IA) $35
Ron Plum (Dubuque, IA)
Terry Anderson (Davenport, IA)
Frank Baker (Davenport, IA)