Larry Miller wins All American Tour Stop

Pete Deeder, Tom Mettille, Paul Wenglewski, and Larry Miller.

The forty-seventh 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 29 players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Larry Miller (Saybrook,IL) marched undefeated to the hot seat by defeating Paul Wenglewski (Ottawa, IL) 6-3.  Wenglewski had earlier dispatched Pete Deeder (Griggsville, IL) in a semi final on the winner's side 6-2, while Miller outpointed Tom Mettille (Ottawa, IL) in the other semi final 6-2
The loser's bracket showcased Pete Deeder as the hot stick. Mike Mercurio (Belleville,IL) had been placed in the loser's side by Jacob Varner (Urbana,IL) in the first match of the day. But Mercurio got rolling and met Varner again to gain revenge. Jacob Varner was stopped at 7th-8th.

Bob Nodine (Streator, IL) (also placed in the loser's bracket in his first match) also laid waste to the B-side and defeated Charlie Wolfe (Rockford,IL) at 7th place as well.  Both Mercurio and Nodine ended their runs at 5th place at the hands of Tom Mettille and Pete Deeder respectively.

This set the stage for Deeder to oust Tom Mettille at 4th place by a score of 4-2.
Deeder continued his run and avenged his earlier loss, winning the loser's bracket finals over Paul Wenglewski 4-2.
This set up the finals match between Larry Miller and Pete Deeder.  Pete was down early in the first set 4-0 but battled back to win the set 6-4. But Miller proved to be too much for Pete in the second set by taking an early lead 2-0.  Deeder would not recover this time, losing the deciding set, 4-2.
By virtue of Charlie Wolfe 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 is in two states this Saturday, May 2: Miller Time Billiards for a $500 added 8-Ball stop in Davenport, IA (contact Terry Anderson at 309-752-9559) – originally scheduled for Leisure Time Billiards; and Rockford Billiard Café for a $500 added 8-Ball stop in Rockford, IL (contact Angie Voorhees at $500 added 8-Ball stop in Davenport, IA (contact Terry Anderson at 815-962-0957)    Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at