McDermott All American Tour Cue Masters Billiards
The eighth stop of the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Cue Masters Billiards in Dubuque, IA, on Saturday, October 27. The $500 added event drew twenty-one players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
12-year old Chad Behnke (Farley, IA) ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Behnke (rated a “3” on a regional handicap system used) clipped Don Boll  (Dubuque, IA) 3-1. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Behnke dispatched Mike Rohner  (Dubuque, IA) 3-1, while Boll eclipsed Ron Pluym  (Dubuque, IA) 3-3. In the B-side bracket quarterfinals Mike Rohner eliminated Bob McDonald  (Dubuque, IA) at 5th place by a 3-2 margin, while Ron Pluym ousted John Sprague  (Clinton, IA) 4-0 at the same placement. In the B-side semifinals Rohner upset Pluym 3-1, and Rohner was further successful in the B-side bracket finals by ousting Don Boll 3-1. Young Chad Behnke’s skills belied his age, and he took control of the tourney finals immediately to dispatch Mike Rohner 3-1 for the title.
The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric and Nick Varner Signature Cases 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 for the 2007/2008 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour continues on the weekend of November 3-4, when two events will be showcased – the $1,000 added Q’s Snowbird 9-Ball Amateur Open at Q’s Sports Bar Girl in Port Charlotte, FL on Saturday, November 3rd (contact Ken Coulter at 941-585-9600), and a $500 added 8-Ball event at Leisure Time Billiards in E. Moline, IL on Sunday, November 4th (contact Dwaine Bowman at 309-752-9559). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org (http://www.americancuesports.org/).
1st Chad Behnke (Farley, IA)
2nd Mike Rohner (Dubuque, IA)
3rd Don Boll (Dubuque, IA)
4th Ron Pluym (Dubuque, IA)
5-6th Bob McDonald (Dubuque, IA)
John Sprague (Clinton, IA)