Villanueva Lights up the Field at Smokies

The twenty-seventh stop on the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS ) was hosted at Smokies in Virginia Beach, VA, on Saturday, January 3.  The $500 added event drew thirty-six players in a double-elimination 9-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. 

Reno Villanueva (Virginia Beach, VA) emerged in the hot seat via an A-bracket finals score of 5-4 over Joe Hughes (Chesapeake, VA).  Earlier in the A bracket semi-finals, Villanueva dispatched Bernard Andico (Virginia Beach, VA) 5-2, while Hughes dominated Bob Steake ((Virginia Beach, VA) 5-1.  In the B-side bracket Joe Wood (Norfolk, VA) eliminated Luz Selbe (Virginia Beach, VA) at 7th place by a 5-2 margin, while Bill Mason (Virginia Beach, VA) tied with Selbe via a loss to Dave Perry (Virginia Beach, VA) 4-5. 

5th place went to Bernard Andico and Bob Steake who each were whitewashed 0-5 by Joe Wood and Dave Perry respectively.  In the B-side semifinals Wood ended Dave Perry’s run at 4th place by a 5-4 margin.  In the B-side finals, Wood continued his momentum by eliminating Joe Hughes at 3rd place, 5-3.  The tournament finals went back and forth, as Wood forced a second set by defeating undefeated Reno Villanueva 5-4.  Bur Villanueva recovered in the decisive set 5-3 to claim the title. 

Reno Villanueva

Reno Villanueva

By virtue of Joe Wood being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-Ball singles entry into the 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS .  The ACS wishes to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases and oZone Billiards for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Pechauer All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2008/2009 All American Tour by contacting the ACS .

The Tour takes a break this weekend but returns with three events on Saturday, January 17: Rudy’s Place $500 added 8-Ball stop in Aurora, IL (contact Tina Galati at 630-898-7769); Hammerhead’s $500 added 8-Ball stop in Dubuque, IA (contact Chad Duster at 563-543-1285); and Starship Billiards $500 added 8-Ball stop in Decatur, IL (contact Tom Fankhauser at 217-433-8868).  Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at Americancuesports.org. 
Final Results:

1st        Reno Villanueva (Virginia Beach, VA)          $600 + $60 side pot

2nd       Joe Wood (Norfolk, VA)                                $350 + $30  side pot  + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

3rd        Joe Hughes (Chesapeake, VA)                       $200 

4th        Dave Perry (Virginia Beach, VA)                  $150

5-6th     Bernard Andico (Virginia Beach, VA)           $100

              Bob Steake (Virginia Beach, VA)                 

7-8th     Luz Selbe (Virginia Beach, VA)                     $75

              Bill Mason (Virginia Beach, VA)

9-12th   Tiffiny Ebener (Norfolk, VA)                         $50

              Romeo Malonzo (Virginia Beach, VA)

              Rodney Nelson (Norfolk, VA)

              Thomas Carawan ((Virginia Beach, VA)

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