Rodney Flenoi Wins McDermott All American Tour Season Opener

The first stop of the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) featured a $500-added purse and thirty-nine players, hosted by owner Terry Anderson at Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, October 14. The event featured double-elimination 8-ball on bar boxes, and Rodney Flenoi of E. Moline, Illinois ran undefeated through the field. In the hot-seat match, Flenoi – rated a “5” on a regional handicap system used - clipped Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL), also rated a “5”, 5-4. In the loser's bracket semifinals, Mark Nelson [5] (Bettendorf, IA) eliminated Tommy Hernandez [6] (E. Moline, IL) 5-2. Nelson then eliminated Bideaux 5-3 in the loser's bracket finals to share the final's seat with Flenoi. Flenoi did not want to go to a second set, so he took out Mark Nelson 5-3 in the first set of the finals.

By virtue of Mark Nelson claiming second and 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. Congratulations are also extended to 71-year old Gary Norman (4) who placed 5th and to 13th-place Rachel Byrket (4), the highest-placing woman. 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.

The Tour really heats up the weekend of October 28-29 with three $1,000 added events at The Blue Chalk Club (Middleton, WI), Sandite Billiards & Grill (Sand Springs, OK) and Leisure Time Billiards (E. Moline, IL). 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 Rodney Flenoi (E. Moline, IL) $360
2nd Mark Nelson (Bettendorf, IA) $230 + free ACS Nationals entry
3rd Rich Bideaux (Moline IL) $140
4th Tommy Hernandez (E. Moline, IL) $100
5th/6th Gary Norman (Davenport, IA) $85
Josh Johnson (Bettendorf, IA)
7th/8th Dave Noble (Rock Falls, IL) $60
Brad Willis (Division, IL)
9th/12th Adam Anderson (Davenport, IA) $40
Keith Duncombe (Davenport, IA)
Jim LaFavre (Sterling, IL)
Joe Valente (Sterling, IL)