Tim Horne takes All American Tour Stop 5

Dave Knight (L) and Tim Horne (R)

The fifth stop of the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance - ACS) featured a $500-added purse and twenty-nine players hosted by owner David Coles at The Carom Room in Beloit, Wisconsin, on Saturday, December 3. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on bar boxes, and Tim Horne of Beloit, Wisconsin sailed undefeated through the field. In the hot-seat match, Horne - rated a '5' on a regional handicap system used - clipped Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL), also a '5', 5-4. In the loser's bracket semis, Dave Knight [4] (Moline, IL) eliminated John Brannon [6] (Beloit, WI) 4-2. Knight then took advantage of Bideaux having to race to 5 to eliminate Bideaux 4-4 in the loser's bracket finals. The title match ended Knight's run, as Horne outpointed Dave Knight in the first set, 5-3, for the championship.

Dave Knight was the highest-finishing ACS member, qualifying him for a free entry into either the 2006 ACS National 8-Ball Championships or the 2006 ACS National 9-Ball Championships - courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, PJ's Billiard Supply Co. and Samm's Side Pocket Productions 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 next Tour stop will be a one-day $500 added 8-Ball tournament at Cue Master Billiards in Dubuque, Iowa, on Saturday, December 17. For onsite entry details, call host Bill Kramer at 563/557-0875. Lassiters in Clinton, Iowa, is also gearing up to host a $5,000-added 8-Ball event on the weekend of Jan. 27-29, 2006, with both men's and women's divisions. Information and schedules for the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org. 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 Tim Horne (Beloit, WI) $340
2nd Dave Knight (Moline, IL) $215 + free ACS Nationals entry
3rd Rich Bideaux (Moline, IL) $140
4th John Brannon (Beloit, WI) $100
5-6th Carlos McGill (Beloit, WI) $45
Shawn Carlson (Beloit, WI)
7-8th David Coles (Beloit, WI) $25
Frank Carter (Beloit, WI)