Vilmont scores second straight All American Tour Win

Chad Vilmont

The sixteenth stop of the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance - ACS) - titled 'March Madness' - featured a $500-added purse and seventeen players hosted by owner David VanMatre and director Mike Brubaker at Rich's Roadhouse in Freeport, Illinois, on Saturday, March 18. The event featured double-elimination 9-ball on 7-foot Valley bar boxes. Chad Vilmont of Clinton, Iowa - rated an '8' on a regional handicap system used - marched undefeated through the winner's bracket, defeating Mike Lyght (Dubuque, IA) in the loser's bracket semi-finals and Rich Mager (Aurora, IL) in the winner's bracket finals, 8-4. Carlos McGill (Beloit, WI) lost his first match and won seven consecutive matches - including a victory over Iowa Bob (Rockford, IL) 6-4 in the loser's bracket semi-finals and Rich Mager 6-5 in the loser's bracket finals - through the loser's bracket to match-up with Vilmont in the title match. Chad Vilmont emphatically made his stake for the crown in the first set, eliminating Carlos McGill 8-2!

By virtue of being the highest-finishing ACS member, Chad Vilmont won his second straight Tour stop and qualified for a second 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.

Saturday, March 25, will feature Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA, hosting a $500 added 8-ball McDermott All American tour stop (for onsite entry details contact Terry Anderson at 563/359-7225). Information and schedules for the 2005/2006 McDermott All American Tour are available at 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 Chad Vilmont (Clinton, IA) $290 + free ACS Nationals entry
2nd Carlos McGill (Beloit, WI) $200
3rd Rich Mager (Aurora, IL) $140
4th Iowa Bob (Rockford, IL) $75
5-6th Mike Lyght (Dubuque, IA) $25
Rudy McGill Jr. (Beloit, IL)