McDermott Billiard Wins for Damron and Webb
McDermott All-American Tour / Sand Springs, OK
by InsidePOOL Staff
Sandite Billiards in Sand Springs, OK, proudly hosted the April 28-29 stop of the McDermott All-American Tour. This event featured a men’s and women’s division, which saw Richard Webb and Kari Damron take top honors, respectively.
In the men’s division, which drew 22 players, Chris Weast ran undefeated to the finals. Earlier in the winners’ bracket, he knocked Donnie Ferguson into the left side of the chart 7-3 before outlasting James Raney 7-5 in the hot seat match. Webb, sent west by Raney, recovered to eliminate Neil Drews 7-2 and Shane Johnson 7-4. Now in the semifinals, Webb ended Raney’s run with a 7-5 and advanced to the finals against Weast. He had to defeat Weast twice for the title, and Webb was up for the task, claiming the title 7-4, 7-6.
Sandra Chamberlain went undefeated through the 13-player field in the women’s division. She outplayed Jackie Meyers 7-4 in the winners’ side, going on to deal Damron a 7-3 loss in the hot seat match. Now on the one-loss side, Damron warmed up for the final match by eliminating Carol Grah 7-3, going on to a rematch against Chamberlain. Chamberlain had no answers for Damron in the finals, as Damron fired on all cylinders to take the title in two sets, 7-3, 7-2.
By virtue of Sandra Chamberlain’s second-place finish in the women’s division and Richard Webb’s first-place finish in the men’s division, both players as the highest-placing ACS members qualified for a free 9-ball 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 for the 2007-2008 Tour beginning in October are available by contacting the ACS.
Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6 will feature the $1,000 added 7th Annual Jack Michaely Memorial at the Antique Billiard Museum in Colorado Springs, CO (for onsite entry details contact Jim Barber at 719-597-9809); and a $1,000 added 8-Ball stop at Leisure Time Billiards in E. Moline, IL (for onsite entry details contact Dwaine Bowman at 309-752-9559). Information, entry details and schedules for the 2006/2007 McDermott All American Tour are available at Americancuesports.org.
1st Richard Webb
2nd Chris Weast
3rd James Raney
4th Shane Johnson
5th Donnie Ferguson
7th Richie Price
1st Kari Damron
2nd Sandra Chamberlain
3rd Carol Grah
4th Jackie Meyers
5th Kathryn Hair