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Scott Hargens Wins All American Tour Stop

The fifteenth stop on the 2013-2014 Pure X Cues All American Tour stop – presented by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) was showcased in Cedar Rapids, IA at 2nd Avenue Corner Pocket – on Saturday, January 11.  The $500-added, handicapped 8-ball tourney on 7-foot bar boxes drew thirty-two players. 
The A-side action finished with Shawn Gelo (Iowa City, IA) [rated a “6” on a regional rating system used] taking down his semifinals match over Kent Zirtzman (Iowa City, IA) [5], while Scott Hargens (Cedar Rapids, IA) [6] outpointed John Gorsch Sr. (Cedar Rapids, IA) [5] in the other bracket.  In the A-side finals Hargens defeated Gelo 6-4.  In the B-side money rounds, Anthony Garcia (Cedar Rapids, IA) [6] eliminated Tony Le (Iowa City, IA) [5] 6-2 at 7th place, where Shane Miller (North Liberty, IA) [5] tied Tony at the hands of Eric Erwin (Iowa City, IA) [5] 5-4.  In the next elimination round at 5th place, Garcia ousted Kent Zirtzman 6-2, while Erwin’s day was ended by John Gorsch Sr. 5-3.  Anthony Garcia next whitewashed Gorsch at 4th place by a 6-0 margin.  In the B-side finals, Shawn Gelo took out Anthony Garcia at 3rd place 6-2.  The tourney finals then featured undefeatEd Scott Hargens versus once-defeated Shawn Gelo, and the first set proved to be the deciding set, as Hargens clipped Gelo 6-5 for the title! 
By virtue of Scott Hargens also being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2014 Universal Cues ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Pure X 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 Pure X All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2013/2014 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour stays in Iowa with a $500-added 10-Ball stop at Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA on Saturday, January 25 (contact Terry Stevens at 563-359-7225).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2013/2014 Pure X Cues All American Tour are available at