Cruz Takes McDermott All American Tour at Rudy’s Place
The twelfth stop of the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Rudy’s Place in Aurora, IL, on Saturday, November 10. The $500 added event drew a full field of thirty-two women players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Linda Cruz (Chicago, IL) took an undefeated route to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Cruz clipped Amy Latzko (Orland Park, IL) 5-3. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Cruz dispatched Cindy Snidlebush (Sterling, IL) 5-2, while Latzko eclipsed Kathy Koon (Chicago, IL) 5-3. In the B-side bracket Kassy Werner (Glendale Heights, IL) eliminated Tammi Cox (Peoria, IL) at 7th place by a 4-1 margin, while Kim Tarter (Decatur, IL) ousted Kay Reimer (Joliet, IL) 4-3 at the same placement. In the B-side quarterfinals Werner and Tarter continued on by dispatching into 5th place respectively Kathy Koon 4-2 and Cindy Snidlebush 4-1. In the loser’s semifinals Tarter whitewashed Werner 4-0, but Kim was no match for Amy Latzko, as Latzko ended Kim Tarters run at 3rd place by a 4-1 margin. The tourney finals almost went to a second set, but Linda Cruz kept her undefeated march to the title alive in route to a 5-4 defeat of Amy Latzko!
By virtue of Kim Tarter being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, she qualified for a free 9-ball singles entry into the 2008 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. 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 17-18, when one event will be showcased – a $800 added 8-ball event at the Hinsdale VFW in Hinsdale, NH (contact Jimmy Brooks at 802-254-5514). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org (http://www.americancuesports.org/).
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.
1st Linda Cruz (Chicago, IL)
2nd Amy Latzko (Orland Park, IL)
3rd Kim Tarter (Decatur, IL)
4th Kassy Werner (Glendale Heights, IL)
5-6th Cindy Snidlebush (Sterling, IL)
Kathy Koon (Chicago, IL)
7-8th Kay Reimer (Joliet, IL)
Tammi Cox (Peoria, IL)