Maize Wins ACS/Pure X AA Tour Stop #3 at 2nd Avenue Corner Pocket – Cedar Rapids IA

Jimmy Nosavan, Daniel Maize and Scott Hargens


The 2012-2013 Pure X Cues All American Tour – presented by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) – showcased its third stop of the Tour year at 2nd Avenue Corner Pocket in Cedar Rapids, IA, Saturday, October 13.  The $500-added 8-ball handicapped tourney on 7-foot Valley bar boxes drew 41 players. 
The finals came down to Daniel Maize [rated a “4” on a regional handicapping system used] and Jimmy Nosavan [6] – both from Des Moines, IA.  Maize had remained undefeated while plowing through the latter side of the “A” bracket with wins over Greg Knight [4] (Cedar Rapids, IA) 4-2, Steve Aldrich [5] (Cedar Rapids, IA) 4-2 and Jimmy Nosavan [6] 4-2. Before being upended in the A-side finals by Maize, Nosavan turned back in the latter stages Bruce Ribble [6] (Swisher, IA) 6-4 and Scott Hargens [6] (Cedar Rapids, IA) 6-3. 
In the B-side finals, Nosavan again dispatched Hargens on the hill 6-5 before losing out in one set for the title to champion Daniel Maize.     
By virtue of Daniel Maize also being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-Ball singles entry into the 2013 Pure X ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Pure X Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric and Nick Varner Signature Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Pure X All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2012/2013 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour moves east to Virginia Beach, VA, on Saturday, October 20, with a $500 added 9-Ball Tourney at Mike’s Break Room (contact Mike Wilson at 757-647-3421).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2012/2013 Pure X Cues All American Tour are available at