Antique Billiard Museum Host ACS McDermott Tour
The thirty-eighth stop of the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour, produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS), was hosted at Antique Billiard Museum, in Colorado Springs, CO, over the weekend of May 5-6. The 7th Annual Jack Michaely Memorial featured a $1,000 added purse, for only a $5 entry fee, with a full sixty-four players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot Diamond Smart Tables.
Anna Kostanian (Albuquerque, NM) ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Kostanian comfortably dispatched Nick Tafoya (Albuquerque, NM) 9-4. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Kostanian outplayed Steve Flanigan 9-2, while Tafoya knocked off Nate Smith (Colorado Springs, CO) 9-7. In the B-side quarterfinals Ruben Silva (Colorado Springs) eliminated Flanigan 7-3, while Jeff McKeon (Colorado Springs) ousted Nate Smith 7-6; Silva took out McKeon 7-5 in the semifinals; and in the B-side finals Silva ended Tafoya’s run by a 7-4 margin. The tourney finals was a one-set, winner break, race to 11, and Silva kept his momentum going by taking care of Kostanian by a an 11-6 margin for the title.
By virtue of third-place Nick Tafoya being the highest-finishing ACS member, he qualified for a free singles entry into the 2007 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Silver Cup Chalk, Billiard Wholesalers and Pro Series Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour, beginning in October, 2007, by contacting the ACS.
Saturday, May 26 will feature the final stop on the 2006/2007 Tour – a $500 added 8-ball event at Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA (for onsite entry details contact Terry Anderson at 563-359-7225). Information, entry details and schedules for the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour are available at Americancuesports.org.
The ACS is the governing body for cue sports in the United States as recognized by the Panamerican Billiard Confederation (CPB) – confederation member to the UMB and WPA world governing bodies – and 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.
1st Ruben Silva
2nd Anna Kostanian
3rd Nick Tafoya
4th Jeff McKeon
5-6th Steve Flanigan
7-8th Jim Calderon
9-12th Jim McCrary