Randy Tenley wins Galesburg All American Tour Stop

The thirty-fifth stop on the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Billiards on Main in Galesburg, IL, on Saturday, February 21.  The $500 added event drew twenty-seven players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Randy Tenley [4] (Galesburg, IL) took down the hot-seat match over Jim Lafavre (Sterling, IL) (rated a “5” on a regional handicap system used) 4-3.  Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Tenley upended Billy Erickson [4] (Galesburg, IL) 4-1, while LaFavre dispatched Brad Simpson [4] (Galesburg, IL) 5-2.  In the B-side bracket Dave Gossar [4] (Rockford, IL) ousted Billy Erickson [4] at 5th place 4-1, while Brad Simpson [4] eliminated Dirk Pagakis [4] (Sheridan, IL) at the same placement 4-1.  In the B-side semifinals Simpson gained momentum by ending Dave Gossar's day by a 4-2 margin.  In the B-side finals, Simpson whitewashed the higher-rated Jim LaFavre 4-0.  However, undefeated Randy Tenley was up for the Simpson challenge in the tourney finals, and Tenley took down the first set – 4-2 – for the title!
By virtue of Randy Tenley 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.
This Saturday, February 28 showcases two more Tour events: Greenfields Pool & Sports Bar with a $1,000 added 9-Ball stop in Lakewood, CO (contact Todd Grosvenor at 303-989-9820); and Sandite Billiards & Grill with a $500 added 8-Ball stop in Sand Springs, OK (contact Cindy Smith at 918-245-2859).    Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.