John Pokora tops All American Tour Stop

The fourth stop of the 50-stop 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Finish Line Food & Fun in Chenoa, IL, on Saturday, October 25.  The $500 added event featured 26 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  John Pokora (Springfield, IL) outlasted Jeff Colvin (Auburn, IL) in the A-side finals by a 6-1 margin to gain the hot seat.  Previously in the A-side semi-finals, Pokora clipped Larry Miller (Saybrook, IL) 6-5, while Colvin out-managed Bob Romano (Streator, IL) 6-4.
The B-side final six showcased Larry Miller eliminating Bob Romano (Lockport, IL) at 5th place by a 4-2 margin, while Brad Blankenship (Sedalia, MO) suffered the same 5th place fate at the hands of Bob Nodine (Streator, IL) 2-4.  Nodine then stopped Larry Miller at 4th place 4-1.  Next Nodine faced off with Colvin for a chance at Pokora.  While Bob started hot, he was stopped at 3rd place with a 2-4 loss to Jeff Colvin.  This set up Jeff Colvin's rematch with undefeated John Pokora for the title.  Pokora was on top all night, forging an early 5-0 lead.  Colvin could only manage to earn one game from Pokora, as Pokora took the title in the first set!
By virtue of John Pokora 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.
The Tour moves to Legend's Sports Bar this Saturday, November 1 for a $500 added 8-Ball stop in Clinton, IA (contact David Holmes at 563-321-8435).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at