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Farrar downs Johnson twice, goes undefeated to win Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour stop

Kelly Farrar

Until the weekend of September 7-8, Kelly Farrar had cashed in only three events on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, finishing 4th twice (both times in May, 2018 and 2019) and 5th once (this past April). In a relatively small field on hand for the tour stop at Brown’s Billiards in Raleigh (18 entrants) this past weekend, he went undefeated to claim his first tour title.
 
He defeated Scott Johnson, also looking for his first tour win, twice to do it. Johnson had only cashed twice previously on the tour, finishing 3rd a little over a month ago (July) and was runner-up to JT Ringgold at a stop in April, 2016.
 
They advanced through the short field to a winners’ side semifinal match. Farrar faced Travis Guerra, as Johnson met up with Gary South. Johnson sent South west 7-3. He was joined in the hot seat match by Farrar, who’d given up only a single rack to Geurra in a 6-1 victory. With Johnson racing to 7, Farrar defeated him double hill (6-6) and sat in the hot seat, awaiting his return.
 
On the loss side, Guerra drew Josh Shultz, who’d defeated Brian Overman 6-4 and Steve Jenkins 6-2 to reach him. South picked up Tanya Parsley, who’d been defeated in the opening round of play by Ricky Dickson and was in the midst of a seven-match, loss-side winning streak that would take her as far as the semifinals. She’d recently shut out Billie Spadafora and defeated David Strum 4-3 (Strum racing to 6).
 
Both matches for advancement to the quarterfinals went double hill, with Guerra downing Shultz 6-5 and Parsley knocking off South 4-6 (South racing to 7). With Guerra racing to 6, Parsley won the quarterfinal match 4-4.
 
Johnson was able to put an end to Parsley’s winning streak in the semifinals, but not before she’d brought him to the brink and forced a 10th and deciding game. Johnson’s 7-3 win gave him a second shot at Farrar in the hot seat. Farrar, though, improved on his hot seat performance with a 6-4 win over Johnson in the finals.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Brown’s Billiards, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Bar Pool Tables, Delta 13 Racks, AZ Billiards and Professor Q-Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for this weekend (September 14-15), will be the $500-added North Carolina State 8-Ball Championships ($1,000-added with field of 64), hosted by Randolph’s Billiards in Hickory, NC.

Hall claims second 2019 Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball title

Collin Hall

 

Collin Hall’s 2019 year at the tables is playing out the way his 2018 year did. On Saturday, July 20 at the Gate City Billiard Club in Greensboro, NC, Hall chalked up his second victory of the year* on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour. At this point last year, July 21 to be exact, he’d chalked up only his first 2018 victory. He’s already won twice in 2019 and has until October 13-14 to break a two-per-year threshold he’s faced on three separate occasions; 2016, 2018 and now, 2019. He’s defeated six different opponents in those six final matches, including Danny Jones and Jeff Young in 2016, Brent Hensley and Wes Campbell in 2018.
 
Hall beat Scott Roberts at The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA in April of this year. This most recent event drew 35 entrants to the Gate City Billiards Club in Greensboro, NC. Hall took the hot seat match over BJ Ussery, and then watched, as Scott Johnson, in the midst of an eight-match loss-side winning streak, got way out in front against Ussery in the semifinal. Johnson, at the start, was getting five beads on the wire in a race to 12, so at 6-6, Johnson was on the hill. He missed three opportunities shooting at the 9-ball that would have sent him to the finals against Hall. Ussery took advantage and defeated him 12-6 for a second shot at Hall which didn’t happen. A room curfew led Hall and Ussery to negotiate a prize settlement in lieu of a final match and as the undefeated hot seat occupant, Hall claimed the title.
 
Their first clash in the hot seat match came after two double hill matchups in the winners’ side semifinals. Hall downed Cartelli 6-4. Ussery sent Shaun Apple to the left bracket 12-4. Hall entered the hot seat match with six on the wire in a race to 12 against Ussery and chalked up the six he needed to win 6-9, in what was, in essence, the event’s title match.
 
On the loss side, it was Shaun Apple who picked up Johnson, six matches into his loss-side streak, who’d just eliminated Bradley Barker and James Blackburn, both 7-5. Cartelli drew Joe Woo, who’d eliminated Gary Campbell 6-2 and Alex Valencia 6-4.
 
Johnson got into the quarterfinals with a 7-3 win over Apple. He was joined by Cartelli, who’d ended Woo’s day 5-2. Johnson won what would prove to be his last match of the day, defeating Cartelli 7-3 in those quarterfinals.
 
Johnson, who’s not appeared on a payout list (to our knowledge) since 2016, when he was runner-up to the tour’s most prolific player, JT Ringgold, entered the semifinals looking for a chance to compete in his second final in three years. And almost pulled it off. As noted above, he was in the driver’s seat, on the hill, poised (thanks to the room curfew) to chalk up a second runner-up victory against one of the tour’s best. He stumbled going into what amounted to be the ‘final turn,’ and Ussery closed the gap to win the game, match and what was essentially, the battle for the runner-up slot.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked the ownership and staff at Gate City Billiards, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Bar Pool Tables, Delta 13 Racks, AZ Billiards and Professor Q-Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for this weekend (July 27-28), will be hosted by The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, VA.
 

Evans wins two final double hill matches to go undefeated on Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour

Jason Evans

If, at first, you don’t succeed. . .
 
Jason Evans (entrant #172 in our database of nearly 20,000 pool players) had been bringing home cash from pool tournaments for almost 20 years, but according to our records (containing information only on events reported to us), had yet to win a major tournament. Until this past weekend, February 16-17, when he went undefeated through a field of 41 on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour. Evans and David Tickle battled twice in this event, hosted by Gate City Billiards Club in Greensboro, NC. Both matches, for the hot seat and finals, in straight-up races to 9, went double hill.
 
Their first meetup followed Tickle’s defeat of Shaun Apple 9-2 in one of the winners’ side semifinals and Evans’ 9-1 victory over Brad Smith in the other one. Evans took the first of his two double hill wins over Tickle and claimed (again, according to available records) his first hot seat.
 
On the loss side, Apple picked up Jerry Stone, who’d defeated Scott Johnson 6-5 (Johnson racing to 7) and Michael Moore 6-4. Smith drew Gate City Billiards Club owner, Don Liebes, who’d recently defeated Harry Florence, double hill, and Geoff Grayson 6-3.
 
Apple and Smith advanced to the quarterfinals; Apple 5-4 over Stone (racing to 6) and Smith, by shutout, over Liebes. Smith gave up only a single rack to Apple to take the quarterfinal match 6-1.
 
Tickle gave up only two to Smith in the semifinals to earn his rematch against Evans in the finals. A second double hill match ensued, with the same result. Evans claimed his first major title.
 
Tour directors Herman and Angela Parker thanked Don Liebes and his Gate City Billiards Club staff for their hospitality, as well as title sponsor Viking Cues, Bar Pool Tables, Delta 13 Racks, AZ Billiards and Professor Q-Ball. The next stop on the Viking Cues’ Q City 9-Ball Tour, scheduled for this weekend (Feb. 23-24), will be dedicated to the memory of tour veteran Chris Walsh, who passed away recently. The event is expected to be the first Chris Walsh Memorial of many to come. The event will be hosted by Walsh’s home room, Randolph Billiards in Hickory, NC, where he won a stop on the tour in February 2017. Money will be raised at this event in support of Walsh’s family.

American Rotation Championship Series IV

Joey Dupuis and Mike Dechaine

The American Billiard Club has just held it's fourth National Championship and Mike Dechaine is our first repeat Champion. Mike sponsored by Snookers Providence RI and OB Cues earned another $3,000 paycheck at Q Masters the Saturday Sunday prior to the US Open's Monday start. Mike dominated throughout the weekend and Sunday's finals were no exception. Mike got the jump on Joe Dupuis with a 55-5 lead, held that lead and finished strong defending his title by the score of 140-54!
 
Joe Dupuis playing out of Stix & Stones Abbington MA who had won last year's inaugural American Rotation title in VA earned an extra $2,000 while competing in his 3rd US Open; his second via the American Billiard Club qualifying system. Through his impressive play over the past year with the American Billiard Club Joe was able to obtain his first cue sponsor and what good way to start with none other than Steve Lomax Custom Cues. Steve has got to know Joe while watching him compete in a couple of American Rotation finals and some streamed events where Joe was tearing it up. For those of you that don't know Steve Lomax, he is a good player himself and really enjoys the fast and loose natural style player, we're pretty sure Joe fits that model and we're hoping the two enjoy a nice long term relationship.
 
Scott Johnson and his wife Amy also made the trip from Gate City Billiards NC yet again. Scott is the only player to have qualified for all four national championships and it’s always a pleasure to have him and Amy at the finals. Scott struggled a bit on Saturday and for just the second time Scott did not make the final four semis. We believe the players at Gate City are now putting a bounty on Scott's head for Series 5!
 
One of the final 4 contestants on Sunday was Aaron Remijio who qualified via Hard Times Bell Flower CA which is one of the more historic rooms in the country. Aaron is definitely Series 4 poster person as he is; a college student, working man, hard practicing, aspiring pool player who was attending his very first US Open. To make this event even more special was not only did the ABC help this young man get to his first US Open with the $1,400 he earned but Aaron made this special trip with his Mom and his girlfriend Geraldine! This is what we're talking about, this is a taste of what we want for our future players, play, compete and qualify locally and we'll make it financially sensible for you to compete nationally.
 
Completing our final four on Sunday and playing out of Amazin Billiards Malden Ma was Suad Kantarevic. Suad tied for 3rd 4th but may also be tied for poster person with Aaron for this event as I witnessed a true pool vacation for this 50+ hour working/family man. Suad started his pool vacation early Thursday with at least a 12 hr day in the backroom of Q Masters. Friday saw a 14hr day and Saturday he played six 100 point games of rotation over 9hrs, followed that by another late night in the back room mixing it up with some of the best players in the world! These 3 days may have taken a toll on Suad as Sunday's performance definitely did not match Saturday’s strong performance. Being eliminated on Sunday was only a bump in the road as neither the backroom at Q Masters or Mondays first round draw of Earl Strickland were very far away for Suad.
 
All in all the Series 4 finals was a blast for everyone and it was also a nice table setter for the week’s main attraction of the 39th U.S. Open. The American Billiard Club wishes to thank Barry Behrman and his right hand girl Roberta for allowing us to hold our fourth national championship at such a historic venue. We would also like to thank the entire staff of Q Masters for making us feel so welcomed. Most of the staff was working 12hr shifts but none of them were without smiles and top notch service! We hope to qualify 32 players for next years American Rotation Championship at the US Open!
 
To help our sport, our industry, current and future players get your local club on board with the ABC Qualifying Series simply by uniting 10 local pool lovers, at 50 united clubs we’ll have a real product. 
Visitwww.AmericanBilliardClub.com 
www.facebook.com/AmericanBilliardClubLeague or 
contact Joe Tucker directly at JTtenball@gmail.com. 
This is a simple but strong step for our entire industry. 

American Rotation Championship Series III

Jerry Calderon and Mike Dechaine

12 players from around the country qualified for the Series III Finals which was held in conjunction with this year’s BCAPL Nationals at the Rio in Las Vegas. 
 
Two round robin groups of 6 players each had everyone playing five 120 point matches on the first two days of the event. Two players from each group would emerge to make the final four single elimination stage. All 12 players were in the money as soon as they landed in Vegas. 
 
Semi finals and finals matches were races to 140 points. Up on table 2 in the pro arena was Scott Johnson of Gate City Billiards NC who is the only player to have made it to all 3 of our National Championships vs Professional player Mike Dechaine playing in his 2nd Championship. On the streaming table we had defending Champ Jerry Calderone facing Matt Tetrault who was on his first trip to our nationals. Sitting in between both tables was none other than the Man, the Magician, Efren Reyes, who had recently played two games of American Rotation himself with Daniel Busch of Pov Pool at Hard Times Bellflower. We were very honored to have him sweating it in the front row. If the streaming table didn't bring some extra heat for the players, having Efren as a spectator may have done it as neither Matt or Jerry took control of the match as opportunities to do so arose. This forced the match into the last rack with Jerry advancing and coming one step closer to becoming our first repeat Champion. On table 2 Mike Dechaine had defeatEd Scott Johnson leaving Scott tied for 3rd 4th and setting up what was sure to be a great final match.
 
The finals did not disappoint. Jerry is a working family man from South Florida that quite often flies under the radar so Mike was a pretty big favorite in many eyes. Jerry came out quick putting some pressure on Mike by taking leads of 29-11 and 51-29. Mike being the young but experienced player he is took a timely break to refocus in an effort to tighten the match, a big lead in AR can be tough to overcome. We think it worked as Mike scored a complete 20 point break and run making the score 51-49 in favor of Jerry. From there both players held serve fairly well on their breaks or struck back when needing to do so; 16-4 Jerry, 15-5 Mike, Mike breaks serve with a 13-7 and Jerry breaks back with a 14-6 as we hit 101 Mike to 99 Jerry. The finals to 140 points came down to a score of 121 for Dechaine and 119 Calderone with Dechaine breaking. Jerry would need to steal 2 points off of Mike's break to ensure one more rack and an opportunity to run his rack for a 2nd National title. Mike broke them nicely and started the rack with ball in hand, ran all the way down to a 12-13 combo, he sized up the shot carefully knowing that Jerry needed just one of these 2 point balls to extend the match. He made the combo but position on the 12 escaped him and he was forced to place safe with just the 12 14 & 15 remaining on the table. Jerry later stated that he had two shot choices; a return end to end safety that would allow Mike to see the 12 ball or a rail first kick that would leave Mike hooked. He opted for the kick safe but didn't get deep enough behind the 12 ball which sent both the 12 and cue ball out towards center table leaving Mike the opportunity to run the three remaining balls to become the 3rd American Rotation Nation Champion! Final score 140-119 Mike Dechaine over Jerry Calderone.
 
The American Billiard Club wishes to thank all the clubs and players in America and Canada that helped make this another successful Championship. Our mission is to unite some of our best billiard clubs with some of our best players to form one self sustaining tour for our sport, our industry and our players. We also aim to reduce player expenses significantly by having players earn their way to short, sweet and paid for national events, they're in the money before they ever hit a ball at our nationals.
 
Group A
Ryan Lineham Snookers Providence RI $1,000
Clifton Frederick Bumpers Huntsville AL $950
Danny Mastermaker Pockets Newport News VA $1,000
Nick Tafoya Albuquerque Billiard Academy NM $920
Matt Tetrault Ivory Billiards Holyoke MA $1,500
Mike Dechaine Snookers Providence RI $3,000
 
Group B
Gordy Vanderveeer Jamaica Joe's Midwest City OK $1,000
Roger Miller Tailgators Ottawa Canada $1,000
Aaron Remijio Hard Times Bellflower CA $850
Scott Johnson Gate City Billiards NC $1,500
Jerry Calderone Sharp Shooters Miami FL $2,000
Corey Harper Golden Cue South Elmonte Ca $850
 
Links to Finals and Semi final matches;
Finals
Semi Finals 
 
Series IV and V Nationals will be held in VA just prior to the U.S. Open and in conjunction with the 2015 Derby City Classic. We urge all pool lovers of all playing levels to become part of the American Billiard Club simply by uniting 10 local players and sending one of them to our next Championship.

Dupuis Wins First Ever American Rotation National Championship

The American Billiard Club Association is off the ground and looking good, especially good for the 8 players that qualified for what undoubtedly could be a special piece of pocket billiard history – the first ever American Rotation National Championship.
 
64 players across the country laid the groundwork by playing 7 matches at their own local billiard rooms over a 7 week period. Week 8 of this national event was a 1 day regional event where players in each region attempted to earn a spot in their National Championship. All players who qualified were guaranteed a minimum of $1,000 each upon arrival, which ensured they would not lose money while traveling to their National Championship.
 
This first championship was hosted by Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, VA and had players from:
Oklahoma – Gordy Vanderveer, Jamaica Joe’s, Midwest City.
North Carolina – Scott Johnson, Gate City Billiards, Greensboro.
New England region – Joe Dupuis, Snookers Billiards, RI & Joe Tucker, Amazin Billiards, MA.
Florida – Adam Wheeler, Cue Phoria, Winter Park & James Roberts, Stroker’s, Palm Harbor.
Alabama – Robert Hall, Bumpers, Huntsville & David Rowell, Bumpers, Hoover.
 
The 8 player championship called for two groups of 4 players competing in a round robin format. The top 2 players from each group were then seeded into single elimination brackets where matches would be increased from 125 points to 150 points. The final 4 turned out to be a New England vs Florida battle (Think Sox, Rays)  #1 seed James Roberts vs. the #4 seed Joe Tucker and #3 seed Adam Wheeler playing the #2 seed Joe Dupuis. James Roberts who appeared by general consensus to be playing the best pool of the day had at least two 15 ball break and run outs while defeating Tucker 150-118, moving one Floridian into the finals. On the streaming table were Adam Wheeler and Joe Dupuis in a fast and well played match that kept the regional battle alive with Dupuis prevailing by a score of 150-115. 
 
Most  American Rotation matches to 150 points take about 2 hours on average. Here with everything on the line and a chance to become the first ever National Champion you might expect the pace to slow just a bit, but NOT the case with Joe Dupuis in the finals. As he did all day, he came out with his usual fast and loose style that entertained the crowd and occasionally brings some additional heat. The final match took 1hour and 15 minutes, one of the fastest of the day, with Joe Dupuis becoming the game’s first National Champion by the score of 150-95.
 
Joe Dupuis won the title of first ever American Rotation National Champion, a commemorative custom case by John Barton Cases and a nice check for $3,000. Our Runner up, James Roberts, received a check for $2,000.  Adam Wheeler and Joe Tucker won $1,500 each for 3rd and 4th (Joe is donating a portion of his winnings to session II fees for 8 last place players of session 1 as a reward for these players stepping up and showing some heart in an effort to improve their own game and support our sport).  Gordy Vanderveer, Scott Johnson, Robert Hall & David Rowell won $1,000 each.
 
The American Billiard Club Association (ABCA) must be doing something right, because all who competed in the first national event have nothing but good things to say.  Even the players that didn’t qualify for the nationals are praising the format, which aims to solve the problem of player expenses, and the game, which aims to improve American players. 
 
ABCA Championship Series II will begin the week of October 28th.  Week 8 regional events will be held across the nation in December, and National Championship II will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Derby City Classic in January.  The ABCA plans to hold their national championships close in time and proximity to other national events.  This helps players save on expenses, if they choose to attend such events, and helps promoters get more entrants to their events.
 
As this article is being written, Joe Dupuis is at the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship also in VA, something that might not have happened, had he not qualified for the ABCA national event.
 
American players and club owners are encouraged to contact Joe Tucker at 508-840-6133 or jttenball@gmail.com  ASAP. It just takes 8 players with a little desire to make your club one of 64 nationwide that will help our sport present one legitimate and self sustaining format that we can all be proud of!
 
For more information about the American Billiard Club Association, please visit:
www.AmericanRotation.com
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBilliardClubLeague?fref=ts 

American Rotation Championship Series Finals set for October 12

The American Billiard Club Association is proud to present the finals of our first ever;
American Rotation Championship Series, Oct 12th at Diamond Billiards Midlothian VA; one day before the US Open 9 Ball Championship begins.

Eight players have qualified and each is guaranteed a minimum of $1,000 for this one day Championship. One of the main goals of the American Billiard Club Association is to make it sensible and affordable for players to compete on a national level with one-two day expense paid events.

We will run as many of our Championships as close in time and location to professional events in an effort to help players cover their expenses to both and to help promoters gain more entries.

For the first American Rotation national Championship, eight finalists will be divided into two round robin groups of four. The top two from each group will move on to a single elimination bracket.
The finalists are:
Florida
Adam Wheeler, Cue-Phoria Billiards & Café, Winter Park, FL
James Roberts, Stroker’s Sports Bar & Grill, Palm Harbor, FL
New England
Joe Dupuis, Snookers Sports Billiards Bar & Grill, Providence, RI
Joe Tucker, Amazin Billiards, Malden, MA
Alabama
Robert Hall, Bumpers Billiards, Huntsville, AL
David Rowell, Bumpers Billiards, Hoover, AL
Oklahoma
Gordy Vanderveer, Jamaica Joe’s, Midwest City, OK
North Carolina
Scott Johnson, Gate City Billiards Club, Greensboro, NC

To get to this point, each player has played seven local matches of American Rotation, finished in the top 4 of their 8 local players and then qualified at a one day regional event.  These eight players will be sharing a purse of $12,000:
$3,000 & Title of First Ever American Rotation National Champion
$2,000 Runner-up
$1,500 3rd & 4th  and $1,000 5th-8th
Custom Case being made by John Barton to commemorate our Champion.

This prize fund, along with regional payouts, totals more than 100% of what the association actually brought in through player fees. We are building a flagship product for our players and our industry.

Please tune in to watch the live stream of our finals Oct 12th to get more details and to see which player name will go down in history.  www.DiamondBilliardsVA.com provides a direct link to the stream.

Session 2 of the American Rotation Championship Series II will begin the week of October 28th and run to Dec 9th. Championship finals will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Derby City Classic dates and location. The American Billiard Club Association is open to ALL players and any billiard club that can host eight high level or aspiring players for a seven week session.

Contact Joe Tucker as soon as possible at JTtenball@gmail.com or (508) 840-6133 to get your 8 players and your Billiard Club on board.  Make a difference!

64 Clubs and 512 players doing what should have been done years ago!
www.ABCPL.info
www.AmericanRotation.com
Powered by CSI, Mark Griffin, Don Owen & Joe Tucker
 

Large Increase Highlights 2013 Pure X ACS Nationals in Las Vegas

Enjoying a large increase in participation this year (with some divisions up 50-100%), the 2013 Pure X Cues ACS National Championships capped off a banner year of growth for the nine-year old American CueSports Alliance (ACS).  The New Tropicana Las Vegas proved to again be an attractive venue for the event, as scores of entertainment venues are conveniently located in this section of The Strip!  And most attendees stayed at The Trop.  Players enjoyed online coverage in all divisions throughout the event via onsite monitors and their smart phones.  A record $36,500 in added prize monies drew players from throughout North America to twenty-three divisions of competition.  Despite the large turn-out, players such as Mike Singleton, Beth Fondell, Dustin Gunia, Jessica Frideres and the team Wrecking Crew (LA) still earned top honors in multi-events.  All flow charts are still viewable by accessing www.compusport.us; then “Tournaments”; then “ACS Nationals.” With the jump in attendees, ideal dates in mid-May and the attractive location, many participants projected that these Championships on its 10th anniversary “will be even bigger next year!”
 
Singles action began at the first of the week with handicapped 9-ball.  Mike Singleton of Sulphur, LA, improved on his past mediocre performances in the Nationals to outlast 69-year old Lyn Wechsler (Rochester, NY) for the Men’s 9-Ball Singles honors.  On the distaff side, past 8-Ball champion Beth Fondell (Owatonna, MN) remained undefeated throughout, including her one final’s set against Phoenix, Arizona’s Bernie Store to earn her Women’s 9-Ball Singles crown! Results from the many divisions of 8-ball singles included: Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) displaying dominating form to defend his Men’s Advanced Singles 8-Ball crown over Lyn Wechsler (Rochester, NY) ;  Beth Fondell (Owatonna, MN) obtaining a rare double by outlasting defending champion Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) on the last ball of the deciding set to claim the Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles title – 7-6;  Ben Sutherland (Peoria, AZ) losing to Julian Russell (Fort McMurray, ON/CAN) in the first set of the finals, only to recover to gain the deciding set for the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles championship; Toni Barnes (Shawboro, NC) scoring a title with a one-set finals defeat over Sophia Morquecho (Glendale, AZ) for the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles laurels; once-defeated Dennis Coolen (Bridgewater, NS/CAN) outdistancing Joe Herne (Hogansburg, NY) in two sets for the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles division success; and Melanie Jacobs (Hogansburg, NY) besting Frances Jensen (Calgary, AB/CAN) in one set for the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles glory.  
 
In the senior-aged 8-ball singles divisions, Carl Coffee (Pueblo, CO) took down Claude Gragg III (Arlington, TX) in the first set of the finals for the Men’s Senior (55+) 8-Ball Singles crown – leaving Gragg to take the runner-up position for the second straight year;  Debbie Snook (Boone, CO) stopped three-time defending champ, Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA), in the winner’s bracket finals and then took the Women’s Senior (50+) 8-Ball Singles title by upending Linda Asleson (Billings, MT) in two sets in the tourney finals; and Richard Foley (Ketchikan, AK) delegated undefeated Charles Smith (Whitesboro, TX)  to the runner-up position for a second straight year in taking the Super Senior (65+) Singles 8-Ball Singles title in two sets!
 
The two Scotch Doubles 8-Ball divisions showcased perhaps the most dominant amateur scotch doubles team in the country, with defending champions Dustin Gunia and Jessica Frideres (NE/IA) capturing the Advanced Scotch Doubles division with a comfortable one-set win over Labernaline Store/ Steve Stowers (AZ); and the team of Arlene David/ Bill Mason (VA) needing just one set as well to claim victory over Sophia Morquecho/ Burt Balancad (AZ) in the Open Scotch Doubles category.
 
With the ACS schedule in the latter portion of the week allowing non-conflicting accommodation of entry into both 9-ball and 8-ball team competitions, there was still plenty of competition to keep every player involved – especially those out of the money who automatically qualified for free second-chance team divisions!  In the Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Team division, defending champion Dick’s Pick [Ronnie Allen, Jimmy Moore, Greg Kuhl, George Huffman, Chris Akey and James Carmona] (Las Vegas, NV) reloaded but with the same results to take down Jitnot (NS/CAN) in the title match in two sets – after Jitnot had originally claimed the hot seat.  The Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Team division showcased Victoria’s Secret [Susie Miller, Linda Asleson, Jonella Staus and Teresa Keller] (MT) outpointing Colorado’s T’s Bar in the round-robin format.  In the Men’s Open 8-Ball Team competition, once-defeated Wrecking Crew [Mike Singleton, Blaine Stanford, Jamie Spivey, Rodney Browne III and Luke Coffey] took two sets from No Flash (AZ) in the title match.  The Women’s Open 8-Ball Team division’s San Antonio’s Fuhgettaboutit [Barbara Wisdom, Kenyon Juo Young, Sophie Lopez, Kawania Watson and Maria Lopez] survived a deciding set over After Eight (FL) for the title.  
 
Harbor Hills (WI) [Al Carmody, Mark Schmidt, Tim Gamerdinger, Tom Decker and John Schlapman] needed only one set in the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Team division final’s clash to make Comrades (GA) the bride’s maid.  In the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Team division, British Columbia’s Venus Envy [Theresa Warren, Susan Johnston, Susan Kottke and Roxanna Alton] took off the deciding set of the finals to repel New York’s Mohawk Chicks for the crown.
 
The 3-person 9-ball team divisions featured some of the top 8-ball team placers as well. Undefeated Gotta Have It [NE/IA] [Jerrod Frideres, Jessica Frideres and Dustin Gunia] turned back Las Vegas’s Dick’s Pick in the first set of the finals for the Men’s Advanced 9-Ball Team title.  Open 8-Ball Team runner-ups – After Eight (FL) [Flori LeHart, Michelle Jarrell, Janet Smith and Jamie Toennies], succeeded in ousting Miller Time (FL) for the Women’s Open 9-Ball Team laurels.  In the Men’s Open 9-Ball Team category, Wrecking Crew (LA) [Jamie Spivey, Mike Singleton and Luke Coffey] doubled up on its Open 8-Ball Team win to capture this title as well with a two-set finals sweep over 9 Ball Shockers (AZ).
 
In the 9th Annual ACS National Artistic Pool Championships, Dennis Brown of Creston, BC claimed another title for Canada, edging out hundreds of entries.  ACS would like to especially thank our title sponsor – Pure X Cues, as well as Gary Benson and his tournament direction staff at High Country Promotions, as well as the exhibiting vendors and the host site – the Tropicana Las Vegas!  The ACS Nationals is already looking to returning to the Tropicana May 10-17, 2014!  The ACS is a national non-profit, member-governed association which will sanction any local pool league (whether player-run or owner-operated) via a $10 annual sanction fee.  Contact the ACS at 1-888-662-1705 or www.americancuesports.org for complete information on sanctioning your league! 
 
The ACS currently sanctions leagues in 38 states and enjoys reciprocal relations with its sister organization in Canada (Canadian Cue Sport Association – CCS).  Twelve state associations are affiliated to ACS; and the ACS offers the Midwest ACS Championships each January at the Riverside Resort & Casino in Iowa.  The ACS produces a national amateur Pure X All American Tour each Fall thru Spring and offers certification for both instructors and referees dedicated to the sport.
 
FINAL RESULTS: 
 
Men’s 9-Ball Singles ($1,500 added) 
1st Mike Singleton (Sulphur, LA) $1,500 + Trophy
2nd Lyn Wechsler (Rochester, NY) $1,115 + Trophy
3rd David Boone (Halifax, NS/CAN) $750 + Trophy
4th Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) $500
5-6th Joe Wood (Norfolk, VA) $350
Thomas Carawan Jr. (Virginia Beach, VA)
7-8th Dennis Brown (Creston, BC/CAN) $250
Matt Bracewell (Kamloops, BC/CAN)
9-12th Luke Coffey (Lake Charles, LA) $200
David Gomez (Concord, CA)
Bill Mason (Virginia Beach, VA)
Marc Vidal Claramont (Englewood, CO)
13-16th Qing Chen (Halifax, NS/CAN) $150
Colin Maloney (Shubenacadie, NS/CAN)
Brian Poore (Avondale, AZ)
Benjamin Sutherland (Peoria, AZ)
17-24th Ted Harms (Calgary, AB/CAN) $100
Ted Mauro (Pueblo, CO)
Orlando Vigil (Pueblo, CO)
Dean Lawson (Versailles, KY)
Raymond McDonald (Lexington, KY)
Raymond Samaniego (San Antonio, TX)
Randy Goettlicher (Carrollton, TX)
Federico Sanchez Jr. (San Antonio, TX)
25-32nd Doug Pulliam (Lexington, KY) $75
Robert Millard (Halifax, NS/CAN)
Whitley Cisco (Ivor, VA)
Todd Comitini (Fort Worth, TX)
Dave Field (Calgary, AB/CAN)
Robert Cummings (Corvallis, OR)
Rodney Roadcap (Chesapeake, VA)
Trevor Poole (Herring Love, NS/CAN)
 
Women’s 9-Ball Singles ($1,000 added) 
1st Beth Fondell (Owatonna, MN) $970 + Trophy
2nd Labernalene Store (Phoenix,AZ) $600 + Trophy
3rd Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) $400 + Trophy
4th Alesia Rhodes (Bradenton, FL) $300
5-6th Linda Fuller (Portland, OR) $200
Teresa Perser (Ball, LA)
7-8th Melinda Bailey (Fort Worth, TX) $150
Mimi McAndrews (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
9-12th Maria Simonson (Surprise, AZ) $100
Terri Johnson-McCauley (Farmington, NM)
Ann Mason (Bolingbrook, IL)
Sara Sorg (Phoenix, AZ)
9-12th Jamie Toennies (Largo, FL) $75
Rachel Klein-Johnson (Lockport, IL)
Veronica Poore (Avondale, AZ)
Linda Asleson (Billings, MT)
 
Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles ($3,000 added) 
1st Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) $2,000 + Trophy
2nd Lyn Wechsler (Rochester, NY) $1,200 + Trophy
3rd Dave Perry (Virginia Beach, VA) $750 + Trophy
4th Colin Maloney (Shubenacadie, NS/CAN) $435
5-6th Chris Akey (Las Vegas, NV) $250
Marc Vidal Claramont (Englewood, CO)
 
Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Pat Heisler (Calgary, AB/CAN) $300
2nd Derrick Cantu (Alexandria, LA) $150
 
Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles ($3,000 added) 
1st Beth Fondell (Owatonna, MN) $1,500 + Trophy
2nd Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) $1,100 + Trophy
3rd Jamie Toennies (Largo, FL) $700 + Trophy
4th Teresa Perser (Ball, LA) $500
5-6th Samantha Patton (Richmond, KY) $300
Kawania Watson (San Antonio, TX)
Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Kit Dennis (Ridgefield, WA) $300
2nd Rhonda Wright (Westlake, LA) $225
 
Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles ($1,500 added)
1st Benjamin Sutherland (Peoria, AZ) $2,500 + Trophy
2nd Julian Russell (Fort McMurray, ON/CAN) $1,560 + Trophy
3rd Joe Wood (Norfolk, VA) $1,100 + Trophy
4th Kevin Grimm (Beaverbank, NS/CAN) $800
5-6th Jerry O’Keefe (Quispamsis, NB/CAN) $600
Wayne Graves (Orillia, ON)
7-8th Mike Whitegrass (Calgary, AB/CAN) $450
Juan Avalos (Anthem, AZ)
9-12th Michael Cullymore (Lower Sackville, NS) $350
Jon Kynock (Halifax, NS/CAN)
Dean Lawson (Versailles, KY)
Mike Singleton (Sulphur, LA)
13-16th David Miles (Delta, CO) $250
Joseph Hughes (Virginia Beach, VA)
George Huffman (Las Vegas, NV)
Ronald Pate (Weatherford, TX)
17-24th Llewellyn Muirhead (Cold Lake, AB/CAN) $200
Bert Hershberger (Westby. WI)
Raymond McDonald (Lexington, KY)
Jamie Spivey (Tabor City, LA) 
Dwayne Stephens (Oak Park, MI)
Brian Ambrose (Bradenton, FL)
James Blackman (Cold Lake, AB/CAN)
Federico Sanchez Jr. (San Antonio, TX)
25-32nd Doug Pulliam (Lexington, KY) $150
Robert Millard (Halifax, NS/CAN)
Gilbert Martinez (San Antonio, TX)
John Pawluk (Calgary, AB/CAN)
Tyson Rich (Bend, OR)
Randy Latimer (Dundalk, MD)
Steve Vezmarovic (Coquitlam, BC/CAN)
Jeff Joliffe (Calgary, AB/CAN)
 
Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Trevor Poole (Herring Love, NS/CAN) $300
2nd Christopher Bright (Waverly, NS/CAN) $200
3-4th Thomas Martin (Halifax, NS/CAN) $100
Chuck Skubal (Mishicot, WI)
5-8th B.Y. Wagh (Roswell, GA) $75
James Brown (Courtenay, BC/CAN)
Michael McNaughton (Virginia Beach, VA)
Richard Baler (Calgary, AB/CAN)
9-16th Orlando Vigil (Pueblo, CO) $50
Thomas Carawan (Virginia Beach, VA)
Jeff Hammer (Layton, UT)
Darryl Skeard (Lower Sackville, NS/CAN)
Michael Dolphin (Whitelaw, WI)
Ted Harms (Calgary, AB/CAN)
Ted Mauro (Pueblo, CO)
Michael Dunn (Halifax, NS/CAN)
 
Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles ($1,500 added)
1st Toni Barnes (Shawboro, NC) $2,000 + Trophy
2nd Sophia Morquecho (Glendale, AZ) $1,200 + Trophy
3rd Michelle Jarrell (Spring Hill, FL) $810 + Trophy
4th Eva Hill (Vancouver, WA) $600
5-6th Mary Rayner (Vancouver, AB/CAN) $450
Rachel Klein-Johnson (Lockport, IL)
7-8th Yvette Villarreal (San Antonio, TX) $300
Trina Blackman (Cold Lake, AB)
9-12th Catherine Koepke (Frankfort, IL) $225
Renee Marsh (Eagan, MN)
Michele Ricci (Plymouth, MN)
Joyce Murphy (Virginia Beach, VA)
13-16th Debbie Arens (Loretto, MN) $150
Claudia Morado (Phoenix, AZ)
Crissie Winn (North Salt Lake City, UT)
Linda Fuller (Portland, OR)
 
Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Sophia Lopez (San Antonio, TX) $300
2nd Veronica Poore (Avondale, AZ) $200
3-4th Teresa Eibner (Peoria, AZ) $100
Maria Simonson (Surprise, AZ)
5-8th Therese Thompson (Salt Lake City, UT) $75
Sara Sorg (Phoenix, AZ)
Janet Smith (Clearwater, FL)
Gina Quinones (Las Vegas, NV)
 
Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles ($1,000 added)
1st Dennis Coolen (Bridgewater, NS/CAN) $1,500 + Trophy
2nd Joe Herne (Hogansburg, NY) $1,000 + Trophy
3rd Jon Ericksen (Kearns, UT) $720 + Trophy
4th Leonard Weaseltraveller (Calgary, AB/CAN) $450
5-6th Justin Toennies (Largo, FL) $325
Neal Ram (Vancouver, BC/CAN)
7-8th Robert Wright (Surrey, BC/CAN) $250
Evan Chenevert (Virginia Beach, VA)
9-12th Richard Merrett (Calgary, AB) $200
Christopher Armenta (Pueblo, CO)
Terry Hardrath (Cato, WI)
Matthew Ellsworth (Sandy Springs, GA)
13-16th Richard Ramos (Norfolk, VA) $150
Thomas Morgan (Roswell, GA)
Rodney Nelson (Norfolk, VA)
John Leal (Mesa, AZ)
17-24th Greg Spencer (West Jordan, UT) $100
Dillon Dalton (Grand Junction, CO)
Patrick Baylis (Burnaby, BC/CAN)
Les Krzys (River Grove, IL)
Tim Pidborochynski (Edmonton, AB/CAN)
Brian Fetty (Ona, WV)
Brad Hedges (Virginia Beach, VA)
John Fontenot (Lake Charles, LA)
 
Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Matt Dennis (Fort Mohave, AZ) $300
2nd Scott Johnson (Minneapolis, MN) $200
3-4th Greg Baker (Calgary, AB/CAN) $100
Jim Bouschor (Juneau, AK)
 
Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles ($1,000 added)
1st Melanie Jacobs (Hogansburg, NY) $1,100 + Trophy
2nd Frances Jensen (Calgary, AB/CAN) $800 + Trophy
3rd Teresa Price (Virginia Beach, VA) $515 + Trophy
4th Emalee Gielen (Geneseo, NY) $350
5-6th Sandra Rodermund (Mansfield, TX) $225
Ann Mason (Bolingbrook, IL)
7-8th Sue Roadcap (Chesapeake, VA) $175
Christie Tipper (Campbell River, BC/CAN)
9-12th Jean Bauer (Inver Grove Heights, MN) $125
Katherine Thomas (Cottage Grove, MN)
Margaret Jacobs (Akwesasne, QB/CAN)
Amy Jones (Broken Arrow, OK)
 
Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Debra Furlan (Hamilton, ON/CAN) $300
2nd Jamie Cork (Inver Grove Heights, MN) $200
3-4th Darla Royall (Mannford, OK) $100
Cynthia Lovendahl (W. Jordan, UT)
 
Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles ($1,000 added)
1st Carl Coffee (Pueblo, CO) $1,300 + Trophy
2nd Claude Gragg III (Arlington, TX) $1,000 + Trophy
3rd Rodney Browne III (Westlake, LA) $750 + Trophy
4th Roger Anderson (Boise, ID) $500
5-6th David Stowers (Apache Junction, AZ) $300
Max Denman (Roswell, GA)
7-8th Lance Allen (Mt. Pearl, NF/CAN) $225
Gene Hill (Chesapeake, VA)
9-12th Gerard Louviere (Lake Charles, LA) $175
Burt Balancad (Phoenix, AZ)
Robert Cummings (Corvallis, OR)
Bill Mason (Virginia Beach, VA)
13-16th Bradley Smith (Halifax, NS/CAN) $125
David Johnson (Lexington, KY)
Allen Hopper (Roswell, GA)
Phillip Jones (Nicholasville, KY)
 
Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Michael Navarre (Sulphur, LA) $250
2nd Derrell Smith (Lake Charles, LA) $150
3-4th William Holmes (Middle Sackville, NS/CAN) $100
Bob Brown (Leesville, LA)
 
Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles ($1,000 added)
1st Debbie Snook (Boone, CO) $1,000 + Trophy
2nd Linda Asleson (Billings, MT) $700 + Trophy
3rd Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) $500 + Trophy
4th Linda Foley (Ketchikan, AK) $300
5-6th Kim Anderson (Boise, ID) $150
Donna Gellings (Ketchikan, AK)
 
Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Sharon Page (Cleveland, OK) $200
2nd Connie Lackey (Portage, IN) $100
 
Super Senior 8-Ball Singles ($1,000 added)
1st Richard Foley (Ketchikan, AK) $1,200 + Trophy
2nd Charles Smith (Whitesboro, TX) $900 + Trophy
3rd Jerry Watts (Shelbyville, KY) $600 + Trophy
4th Randy Goettlicher (Carrollton, TX) $400
5-6th James Dant (Kearns, UT) $300
Stewart Hunter (Cambridge, ON)
7-8th Gary Metoxen (Surprise, AZ) $175
Glen Gares (Albuquerque, NM)
9-12th Eugene Bourgeois II (Grand Junction, CO) $100
Brian Trudel (Calgary, AB/CAN)
Madison Adkins (Lexington, KY)
Thomas Fankhauser (Decatur, IL)
 
Super Senior 8-Ball Singles – 2nd Chance Division
1st Jim Roller (Albuquerque, NM) $200
2nd Bill Bartley (Loma, CO) $150 
 
Advanced Scotch Doubles ($500 added)
1st Jessica Frideres/ Dustin Gunia (NE/IA) $900 + Trophies
2nd Labernaline Store/ Steve Stowers (AZ) $600 + Trophies
3rd Leigh Ann Giles/Colin Maloney (NS/CAN) $360 + Trophies
4th Pam Fletcher/George Huffman (NV) $200
 
Open Scotch Doubles
1st Arlene David/ Bill Mason (VA) $2,000 + Trophies
2nd Sophia Morquecho/ Burt Balancad (AZ) $1,200 + Trophies
3rd Anastasia Zubar/ Eddie Vidal (VA) $782 + Trophies
4th Roxanna Alton/ Robert Wright (BC/CAN) $550
5-6th Kendra Harris/ Kelly Ashe (NV) $375
Monique Connolly/ Robert Connolly (NB/CAN)
7-8th Cathy Kelley/ David Stowers $250
Veronica Poore/ Brian Poore (AZ)
9-12th Melanie Jacobs/ Joe Herne (NY) $200
Terri Curtis/ Darrell Maya (AZ)
Teresa Eibner/ Marty Eans (AZ)
Toni Barnes/ Thomas Sullivan (NC)
13-16th Gina Quinones/ Keith Parker (NV) $150
Joyce Murphy/ James Baker (VA)
Cecelia Gomez/ Avila Dennis (TX)
Alesia Rhodes / Brian Ambrose (FL)
17-25th Jennifer Potter/ Dennis Coolen (NS/CAN) $100
Alena Joyce/ Joe Woods (VA)
Mari Simonson/ Chris Carpenter (AZ)
Phyllis Elkins/ John Ellsworth (OK)
Annette Ellershaw/ Steven Jeffries (VA)
Celestina Perez/ Juan Avalos (AZ)
Wendy Doiron/ Kevin Doiron (NB/ CAN)
Rachel Klein-Johnson/ Robert Johnson (IL)
25-32nd Shauna Boyle/ William Holmes (NS/CAN) $75
Terri Johnson-McCauley/ Stephen Henderson (AZ)
Marci Morrison/ Carlos Santiago (VA)
Luz Selbe/ John Selbe (VA)
Betty Vollman/ David Orsargos (VA)
Christie Tipper/ James Brown (BC/CAN)
Edelina Flores/ Federico Sanchez Jr. (TX)
Mary Ann Mosley/ Johnny Guess (VA)
 
Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Teams ($3,000 added)
1st Dick’s Pick (NV) $2,500 + Trophies
2nd Jitnot (NS/CAN) $1,500 + Trophies
3rd Brass Bell (VA) $1,000 + Trophies
 
Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Teams – 2nd Chance Division
1st Squires 2 (KY) $430
2nd American Legion 313 #1 (KY) $200
 
Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Teams ($3,000 added)
1st Victoria’s Secret (MT) $1,750 + Trophies
2nd T’s Bar (CO) $1,050 + Trophies
3rd Femme Fatale (VA) $765 + Trophies
 
Men’s Open 8-Ball Teams ($2,000 added)
1st Wrecking Crew (LA) $3,000 + Trophies
2nd No Flash (AZ) $2,055 + Trophies
3rd Leo’s Place (CO) $1,500 + Trophies
4th Moosehead (NB/CAN) $1,100
5-6th Locas (NS/CAN) $800
Carlos O’Bryan’s (BC/CAN)
7-8th Arizona Shockers (AZ) $550
Q-Zone (BC/CAN)
9-12th Mavericks (BC/CAN) $350
Footers 2 – John (VA)
Three Coyote Rookies (AB/CAN)
Footers 1 (VA)
13-16th 8 ‘N Rail Junkies (AB/CAN) $250
Herb (NS/CAN)
Sunshine Boys (BC/CAN)
Tap Out Trio (OK)
 
Men’s Open 8-Ball Teams – 2nd Chance Division
1st Kickin Chickins (AB/CAN) $300
2nd Squires Fryars (KY) $200
3-4th Nite Hawk (WA) $100
Slate Killers (TX)
5-8th Bullshooters Express (AZ) $75
BHC Devastators (AZ)
Gold Nugget Exterminators (TX)
Sandpiper (WI)
 
Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams ($2,000 added)
1st Fuhgettaboutit (TX) $2,000 + Trophies
2nd After Eight (FL) $1,055 + Trophies
3rd Lady Killers (AZ) $600 + Trophies
4th Miller Time (AZ) $400
5-6th Strokers Ladies (TX) $250
Game Birds (NV)
 
Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams – 2nd Chance Division
1st Deli Avengers (AZ) $300
2nd This Bud’s For You (OK) $200
3-4th Rack & Roll (AB/CAN) $100
Busted Racks (AZ)
 
Men’s Standard 8-Ball Teams ($2,000 added)
1st Harbor Hills (WI) $1,500 + Trophies
2nd Comrades (GA) $1,000 + Trophies
3rd Dick’s Picks (NV) $690 + Trophies
4th Don’t Hold It Against Us (CO) $450
5-6th Ready Room (VA) $325
Just Lucky (FL)
7-8th Koushins (AB/CAN) $225
No Problem (VA)
9-12th Dog Run Posse (AZ) $150
Handful of Wannabes (CO)
Know Names (TX)
Mel’s 1 (VA)
 
Men’s Standard 8-Ball Teams – 2nd Chance Division
1st Shuswap Hustlers (BC/CAN) $300
2nd Gr8 Balls of Fire (NM) $200
3-4th Bob’s Bust-A-Rack (AZ) $100
Jax High Hopes (VA)
5-8th The Office II (VA) $75
Outsiders (AZ)
Sharp Shooters (BC/CAN)
NDN Time (AB/CAN)
 
Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams ($2,000 added)
1st Venus Envy (BC/CAN) $1,200 + Trophies
2nd Mohawk Chicks (NY) $800 + Trophies
3rd Shut Up ‘N Shoot (MN) $500 + Trophies
4th Felt On Table (ON/CAN) $300
 
Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams – 2nd Chance Division
1st Smooth Shooters (ON/CAN) $300
2nd Mike’s Break Room – Killer B’z (VA) $115
 
Men’s Advanced 9-Ball Teams ($2,000 added)
1st Gotta Have It (NE/IA) $1,885 + Trophies
2nd Dick’s Picks (NV) $1,100 + Trophies
3rd Jitnot (NS/CAN) $700 + Trophies
4th American Legion 313 #2 (AB) $400 
 
Women’s Open 9-Ball Teams ($1,500 added)
1st After Eight (FL) $1,200 + Trophies
2nd Miller Time (AZ) $760 + Trophies
3rd Lady Killers (AZ) $600 + Trophies
4th Roy’s Toys (TX) $500
5-6th Miss Cues (AZ) $300
Game Birds (NV)
 
Men’s Open 9-Ball Teams ($1,500 added)
1st Wrecking Crew (LA) $2,000 + Trophies
2nd 9 Ball Shockers (AZ) $1,200 + Trophies
3rd No Flash (AZ) $795 + Trophies
4th Footers 2 – John (VA) $500
5th San Antonio Strokers (TX) $375
7-8th Roswell Aliens (GA) $275
Wrecking Crew 7 (LA)
9-12th 49er Mixers (AK) $225
Mike’s Break Room – Rack ‘Em (VA)
Beach Combers (VA)
Mike’s Break Room 1 (VA)
 
9th Annual ACS National Artistic Pool Championship ($500 added)
1st Dennis Brown (Creston, BC/CAN) $300 + Plaque 
2nd   Ren Roberts (Bedford, TX) $200 + Plaque 
3rd John Jenks (Golden Valley, AZ) $100 
4th Joe Richards (Milliken, CO) $50  
5th Glenn Hughey (Prescott Valley, AZ) $25   
6th Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) $25 
7th Eric Pawl (Suffolk, VA) $25 
8th Shane Tymchyna (Cranbrook, BC/CAN) $25 
 
Scotch Doubles Best Dressed:
Jack Toolen and Brendee Wilson (VA)
 
Men’s Best Dressed Team:
Deez Nuts (VA)  
 
Women’s Best Dressed Team:
 Victoria’s Secret (MT) 
 
League Operators of the Year:
Myron Bahryjczuk – Dupage ACS (Lockport, IL)
Warren Dunn – Mohave Valley Pool League (Bullhead City, AZ) 
Thomas Fankhauser – Decatur Area Pool League (Decatur, IL) 
Shirley Gilbert – Livingston's ACS League (Ann Arbor, MI)
Mike Wilson – Southern Amusement Pool League (Norfolk, VA) 
 
Referee of the Year:
Gibbi Tkatch (Valley Glen, CA)