Silva bounces back for All American Tour Win

Bill Skinner, Frank Urbaniak, Ruben Silva and Tony Piazza

The twenty-sixth stop on the 2010-2011 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was produced at Greenfields Pool & Sports Bar in Lakewood, CO, on Saturday, January 22.  The $500 added event featured thirty-one players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Tony Piazza swept through the winner's bracket undefeated, capping off his march with a semifinals win over Lou Valdez 5-4 and a finals win over Bill Skinner 5-3.  

On the loser's bracket side of the board, Ruben Silva recovered from an A-side semis loss to Bill Skinner 5-3 to eliminate Nick Smith at 5th place 5-4, Frank Urbaniak at 4th place 5-3, Bill Skinner (revenge) at 3rd place 5-4 and claim a spot in the tourney finals versus undefeated Tony Piazza.  Silva successfully dispatched Piazza in two sets, concluding with a 5-4 dispatch to claim the title!

By virtue of Ruben Silva being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2011 Lucasi Hybrid ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  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 remains active over the next two weekends, featuring: 1). a $500 added 8-Ball Tourney on Saturday, February 5, at Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline, IL (contact Dwaine Bowman at 309-752-9559); 2). a $1,000 added Dakota Cue Club 8-Ball Tourney on Saturday, February 5 in Sioux Falls, SD (contact Adam Behnke at 605-275-7665); 3). the $500 added “Valentine's 8-Ball Massacre” on Saturday, February 12 at Q's Sports Bar & Girl in Port Charlotte, FL (contact Ken Coulter at 941-764-6969); and

4). a $500 added 8-Ball Tourney on Saturday, February 12, at Cue Master Billiards in Dubuque, IA (contact Bill Kramer at 563-557-0875). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2010/2011 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at