Nick Smith wins All American Tour Stop

The fifteenth stop of the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Match-Ups in Fort Collins, CO, on the weekend of November 24-25. The $1,000 added event drew thirty-five players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Nick Smith (Colorado Springs, CO) ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Smith handled Dave Gomez (Northglenn, CO) 5-1. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Smith tripped Mike Hellmer (Ft. Collins, CO) 5-4, while Gomez eclipsed Johnny Vasquez (Ft. Collins, CO) 5-1. In the B-bracket quarterfinals Mark Haddad (Westminster, CO) eliminated Mike Hellmer 5-3, while Vasquez upended Nathan Smith (Colorado Springs, CO) 5-4. In the semifinals, Haddad toppled Vasquez 5-2, and he continued his momentum in the B-side finals by ousting Gomez 5-4. The tourney finals featured Nick Smith versus Mark Haddad, and Smith continued his winning ways to claim the title by a 5-4 margin!

By virtue of Nick Smith being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-ball singles entry into the 2008 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted 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 McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour switches over to the “Pechauer Custom Cue All American Tour” on December 1, and the first Pechauer-sponsored stops that weekend will include a $500 added 8-ball event at Cue Masters Billiards in Dubuque, IA (contact Bill Kramer at 563-557-0875); a $1,500 added 8-ball event for men and women at Spikes Bar & Grill in Faribault, MN (contact John Stich at 507-210-7558); and a $500 added 8-ball event at Sharky's Billiards in Sedalia, MO (contact Mellody Allee at 660-826-5855). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 Pechauer All American Tour are available at