Mitch Ellerman Wins All American Tour Stop

Andy Kachur and Mitch Ellerman

The eighth stop of the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) featured a $1,500-added purse and fifty-three players, hosted by owner Bob Jackson at Main Street Billiards in Tucson, Arizona, on the weekend of December 16-17. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on 9-foot Gold Crowns, and Mitch Ellerman of Gilbert, Arizona, steamrolled through the winner's bracket to the finals. Mitch subdued John Heye (Gilbert, AZ) 9-3 in the A-side semi-finals and Tommy Tokoph (Albuquerque, NM) 9-3 in the A-side finals to take the hot seat. Matches in the B-side bracket leading up to the tourney finals included Heye stopping Jack Rippell (Sierra Vista, AZ) to 5th place by a 7-5 margin and Andy Kachur (Tucson, AZ) eliminating Don Lambert (Tucson, AZ) 7-4, tying Lambert with Rippell. Kachur built up his momentum by ousting Heye 7-4 and Tommy Tokoph 7-6 and gaining a title shot at Ellerman. In the one set tourney finals, Ellerman continued his mastery over the field with an 11-7 victory over Kachur for the title!

By virtue of second-place Andy Kachur being the highest-finishing ACS member, he qualified for a free singles entry into the 2007 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, Billiard Wholesalers and Pro Series Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this stop on the McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting the ACS.

The weekend of January 6-7, will feature two Tour events: 1). Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA, hosting a $500 added 8-ball stop on bar boxes (contact Terry Anderson at 563-359-7225), and 2). Dale's Weston Lanes in Weston, WI, hosting a $500 added 8-ball stop on bar boxes (contact Dale Elliott at 715-359-8488). Lassiter's in Clinton, Iowa, is also gearing up to host a $5,000-added handicapped 8-Ball event on the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2007, with both men's and women's divisions. Information, entry details and schedules for the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour are available at The ACS is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to heightening the interest and awareness of cue sports through the support and sanctioning of organized competition throughout the United States and North America.

Final Results: 1st Mitch Ellerman (Gilbert, AZ) $850
2nd Andy Kachur (Tucson, AZ) $635
3rd Tommy Tokoph (Albuquerque, NM) $425
4th John Heye (Gilbert, AZ) $215
5th/6th Jack Rippell (Sierra Vista, AZ) $150
Don Lambert (Tucson, AZ)
7th/8th Dave Collins (Tucson, AZ) $100
Bob Palmer (Tucson, AZ)
9th/12th Ryan Franklin (Albuquerque, NM) $50
Bill Dunsmore (Phoenix, AZ)
Ed Sperka (Tucson, AZ)
Michelle Trevino (Tucson, AZ)