Milton Strack scores Brickhouse Win

The thirteenth stop of the 50-stop 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at The Brickhouse in Decatur, IL, on Saturday, November 8.  The $500 added event featured twenty-five players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Larry Parke (Decatur, IL) breezed undefeated to the tourney finals.  In the A-side finals, Parke manhandled Milton Strack (Monticello, IL) by an 8-1 margin.  Earlier in the A-bracket semis, Parke clipped Dave Gentry (Decatur, IL) 8-6, while Strack turned back John Pokora (Springfield, IL) 8-4.  On the B-side Mike Dunklin (Normal, IL) eliminated Marco Jaywook (Springfield, IL) at 7th place 8-3, while Justin Callarman (Springfield, IL) tied with Jaywook via a 6-8 decision to Mike Durbin (Sullivan, IL).  In the B-side quarterfinals, Durbin and Pokora dispatched both Dave Gentry and Mike Dunklin to 5th place by respective 8-7, 8-7 margins. In the B-side semifinals Durbin continued his momentum by ousting John Pokora at 4th place, 8-5.  Recovering from his A-side finals loss to Larry Parke, Milton Strack finished Mike Durbin's run at 3rd place with an 8-3 win, giving Milton another shot at Parke.  The Parke/Strack finals was hard-fought, but Milton Strack displayed the determination to win the title by besting Larry Parke in two sets, 8-7, 8-5.
By virtue of Milton Strack 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 south to Port Charlotte, FL the weekend of November 15-16 for a $1,000 added Snowbird 9-Ball Open  at Q's Sports Bar & Girl (contact Ken Coulter at 941-585-9600) Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at