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Scott Franklin Wins All American Tour Stop

The seventeenth stop of the 2013-2014 Pure X Cues All American Tour stop – presented by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) – was showcased at Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA on Saturday, January 25.  The $500-added 10-ball handicapped tourney on 7-foot Valley bar boxes drew 22 players. 
The A-side concluded with Danny Pena (Davenport, IA) [rated a “6” on a regional rating system used] knocking off Roy Smith [6] (Galesburg, IL) 6-3 and Josh Johnson [9] (Bettendorf, IA) winning a “hill” match over Billy Spatafora [5] (Rockford, IL) in the semifinals.  The A-side finals was also a “hill” match, as Danny Pena [6] clipped Josh Johnson [9] 6-8!
On the B-side Josh Franklin [5] (Peoria, IL) eliminated a past Sharky’s tour stop winner – Billy Spatafora [5] 5-3 at 5th place, while Scott Franklin [6] (Peoria, IL) ousted Roy Smith [6] 6-2 – also at 5th place.  In the next rounds Scott Franklin kept his hot hand by finishing off Josh Franklin [5] at 4th place, and then outpointing Josh Johnson [9] at 3rd place by a 6-4 margin.  The finals went two sets, as Scott Franklin dominated undefeated Danny Pena [6] 6-2/6-2 to collect the title! 
By virtue of Scott Franklin 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 the Saturday, February 8 stop at Sticks N' Stones Bar & Billiards in Muscatine – a $500 8-Ball affair (contact Dustin Krueger at 563-260-3964). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2013/2014 Pure X Cues All American Tour are available at