Olson wins in Sioux Falls

Danny Olson and Kurt Reichett

The twenty-eighth stop on the 2010-2011 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was showcased in Sioux Falls, SD, on Saturday, February 5, at Dakota Cue Club.  The $1,000 added event attracted a full sixty-four player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Danny Olson (Brookings, SD), rated a “9” on a regional handicap system used, captured the A-side finals by overwhelming Kurt Reichett [3] (Sioux Falls, SD) 9-1.  Earlier in the A-side semis, Olson had trumped Jason Naglestad [6] (Sioux Falls, SD) 9-4, while Reichett upset Angel Lopez [7] (Sioux City, IA) 3-1.
On the B-side Chad Pew [7] (Sioux Falls, SD) was ousted at 7th place by Casey Moriarty [5] (Peosta, IA) 5-4, and he was joined in the final rankings by Barry Brown [4] (Tea, SD) who was eliminated by Jose Batista [6] (Sioux City, IA) 6-2.  Angel Lopez and Casey Moriarty landed in 5th place at the hands respectively of Jose Batista 6-6 and Jason Nagelstad 6-2.  Batista then relegated Nagelstad to 4th place by a 6-4 margin.  In the B-side finals Kurt Reichett [3] upended Jose Batista [6] 3-2, giving Reichett another chance at Danny Olson in the tourney finals.  The finals went to one set though, as Olson [9] outraced Reichett [3] on the hill 9-2 for the title !
The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid 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 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. All entries in the Tour are also entered into a drawing in an end-of-Tour drawing for four (4) $400+ value Lucasi Hybrid Cues courtesy of Ozone Billiards.  Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2010/2011 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour showcases two events this weekend: 1). the $500 added “President's 8-Ball Tourney” on Friday-Sunday, February 18-20, at JJ's Billiards in Sioux Falls, SD (contact owner Gary Kludt at 605-335-7637); and 2). a $500 added 8-ball tourney on Saturday-Sunday, February 19-20, at Starship Billiards in Decatur, IL (contact Tom Fankhauser at 217-433-8868). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2010/2011 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.