Ratajczyk Wins in Middleton

The October 28-29 weekend featured three 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour stops around the country, one of them being a $1,000 added 9-ball event with sixteen players, hosted by Ron Dobosenski at The Blue Chalk Club in Middleton, Wisconsin, on Saturday. The American CueSports Alliance-produced event featured a double-elimination format on Gabriel 9-foot tables, and Dan Ratajczyk of Watertown, WI, ran undefeated through the field. In the A-side finals, Ratajczyk defeated Randy Lamar (Portage, WI) 8-5. In the B-side semis, Craig Powers (Greenfield, WI) eliminated Mike Doll (Madison, WI) 8-5. In the B-side final, Lamar ousted Powers by a 8-5 margin. The tourney final was all Ratajczyk, as he turned back Lamar for the title.

By virtue of 5th place Tom Cox (Sun Prairie, WI) 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 and all stops on the McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting the ACS.

Saturday, November 11, will feature Cue Masters Billiards in Dubuque, IA, hosting a $500 added 8-ball McDermott All American Tour stop (for onsite entry details contact Bill Kramer at 563/557-0875). Information, entry details and schedules for the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org. 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 Dan Ratajczyk (Tulsa, OK) $650
2nd Randy Lamar (Portage, WI) $400
3rd Craig Powers (Greenfield, WI) $310
4th Mike Doll (Madison, WI) $200
5-6th Tom Cox (Madison, WI) Free ACS Nationals entry