Mike Wilder wins All American Tour Stop

The twenty-seventh stop of the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Starship Billiards in Decatur, IL, on Saturday, January 19. The $500 added event drew sixty-three players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Mike Wilder (Decatur, IL) rolled undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Wilder outpointed Marco Jyawook (Springfield, IL) 5-2. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Wilder defeated Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL) 5-1, while Jyawook topped off Cecil Messer (Portage, IN) 5-1. In the B-side “final 8” Larry Parke (Decatur, IL), and Maqaddim Abdul-Haqq (Bloomington, IL) eliminated at 7th place Robert Ball (Valparaiso, IN) 5-2 and Don Thompson (Ottawa, IL) 5-4 respectively. In the quarterfinals, both Parke and Abdul-Haqq had their progress end, as Parke lost to Cecil Messer 4-5 and Abdul-Haqq was upended by Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL) 2-5 respectively. The semifinals saw Dunklin continue his hot hand by knocking out Cecil Messer 5-1 at 4th place and Marco Jyawook 5-1 at 3rd place., The tourney finals featured undefeated Mike Wilder versus streaking Mike Dunklin, and Wilder was up to the task – winning the title 5-3 in the first set!

By virtue of Mike Wilder being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free singles entry into the 2008 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom 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 Pechauer All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour heads out west the weekend of January 26-27, with a $1,000 added bar-table 9-ball event at Main Street Billiards in Tucson, AZ (contact Bob Jackson at 520-546-3464) !!! Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.