McDermott All American Tour Results from Match-Ups
The fifteenth stop of the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour, produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS), was hosted at Match-Ups in Fort Collins, CO, on the weekend of November 24-25 for the annual 8-Ball Turkey Shoot. The $1,000 added event drew thirty-five billiard players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes.
Nick Smith ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Smith handled Dave Gomez, 5-1. Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Smith tripped Mike Hellmer, 5-4, while Gomez eclipsed Johnny Vasquez , 5-1. In the B-bracket quarterfinals Mark Haddad eliminated Mike Hellmer 5-3, while Vasquez upended Nathan Smith, 5-4. In the semifinals, Haddad toppled Vasquez 5-2, and he continued his momentum in the B-side finals by ousting Gomez 5-4. The tourney finals featured Nick Smith versus Mark Haddad, and Smith continued his winning ways to claim the title by a 5-4 margin!
By virtue of Nick Smith being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-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 switches over to the “Pechauer Custom Cue All American Tour” on December 1, and the first Pechauer-sponsored stops that weekend will include a $500 added 8-ball event at Cue Masters Billiards in Dubuque, IA (contact Bill Kramer at 563-557-0875); a $1,500 added 8-ball event for men and women at Spikes Bar Grill in Faribault, MN (contact John Stich at 507-210-7558); and a $500 added 8-ball event at Sharky’s Billiards in Sedalia, MO (contact Mellody Allee at 660-826-5855). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 Pechauer 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 Nick Smith (Colorado Springs, CO) $550 + Free entry to 2008 ACS Nationals
2nd Mark Haddad (Westminster, CO) $400
3rd Dave Gomez (Northglenn, CO) $300
4th Johnny Vasquez (Fort Collins, CO) $150
5-6th Mike Hellmer (Fort Collins, CO) $75
Nathan Smith (Colorado Springs, CO)
7-8th Ray Padilla (Denver, CO) $50
Warren Woodson (Greeley, CO)
Top Female – Terry Duncan (Englewood, CO) $50