Kitto wins All American Tour Stop in Iowa

Champion Scott Kitto and Brian Hearl

The 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) traveled to Dubuque, Iowa, on Saturday, November 14, at Bulldog Billiards.  The $500 added event featured twenty-two players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Scott Kitto (Cedar Rapids, IA), rated an 8 on a regional handicap system, displayed some old flashes of brilliance in taking the undefeated march to the hot seat. His wins included edging both Shane Kelly (Dubuque, IA) [7] 8-6 in the A-side semifinals and Tony Garcia (Cedar Rapids, IA) [5] 8-4 in the A-side finals.  In his A-side semifinals match, Garcia upset Josh Johnson (Bettendorf, IA) [8] 5-2!

On the B-side Tony Sundstrom [5] (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Brian Hearl (Newton, IA) [4] eliminated Shane Kelly [7] and Josh Johnson [8] at 5th place by 5-4 and 4-3 margins respectively.  Hearl then ousted Sundstrom at 4th place 4-4.  Hearl continued his momentum by winning the B-side finals 4-3.  The tourney final was all Scott Kitto, as he fully controlled the action to claim an 8-1 victory over Brian Hearl for the title!    

By virtue of Mike Rohner being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2010 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases, Ozone Billiards and Pool Cue Guru for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. All entries in the Tour are also entered into a drawing in January for a $1,000 Lucasi Hybrid Cue, courtesy of Ozone Billiards.  Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2009/2010 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour splits off into two events in two states this Saturday, November 21, as a $500 added Twin Cities 8-Ball stop is hosted at CR's Sports Bar in Coon Rapids, MN (contact  Rick Gelle at 763-370-7220), while Miller Time Billiards produces a $500-added 8-Ball Tour Stop (No Masters) in Davenport, IA (contact Terry Anderson at 563-359-7225).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at