Wilder wins Iowa All American Tour Stop

The 2009-2010 Lucasi Hybri All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) moved to Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, November 21, at Miller Time Billiards.  The $500 added event featured twenty-seven non-master players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.  Chris Wilder (Chenoa, IL) took down the A-side, completing his undefeated trek via wins over Craig McLaren (E. Galesburg, IL) in the semifinals 5-2 and Mason Parks (Moline, IL) in the finals 5-2.  Mason Parks had earlier vanquished Christ Aiardo (Moline, IL) 5-1 in the semifinals just prior to his loss to Wilder.

On the B-side Don Boll (Dubuque, IA) and Jason Totten (Clinton, IA) eliminated Terry Anderson Jr. (Davenport, IA) 5-1 and Roger Garnsey (Monmouth, IL) 5-2 respectively at 7th place,  In turn in the next round both Boll and Totten were resigned to 5th place at the hands Christ Aiardo and Craig McLaren respectively 3-5 and 1-5.  Aiardo then knocked out McLaren at 4th place by a 5-4 margin, but Aiardo's run was ended at 3rd place by Mason Parks 4-5.  Mason Parks made the tourney finals interesting by eclipsing Chris Wilder 5-4 in the first set, requiring a second set to settle the results.  But Chris Wilder was not to be denied the title, and he dominated Parks in the deciding set 5-1 to win the day!   

By virtue of Chris Wilder being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2010 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS.  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases, Ozone Billiards, Pool Cue Guru and Billiard Gods Productions for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. All entries in the Tour are also entered into a drawing in January for a $1,000 Lucasi Hybrid Cue, courtesy of Ozone Billiards.  Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2009/2010 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.

The Tour moves to Colorado over the Thanksgiving weekend (November 28-29) with the annual $1,000 added “Match-Ups Turkey Shoot 8-Ball” at Match-Ups in Fort Collins (contact Mike Hellmer at 970-482-2337). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2009/2010 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.