ACS Midwest 8-Ball Championships a Hit

ACS Midwest 8-Ball Championships a Hit
ACS Midwest 8-Ball Championships / Riverside, IA
 
by InsidePOOL Staff

The American CueSports Alliance hit a home run by moving its annual Midwest 8-Ball Championships to the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, IA, January 21-24.  Over 400 players from throughout the Midwest and from as far away as Colorado and South Carolina came to the $10,000-added championships, which offered competition in six primary events and two secondary events:  men’s and women’s master 8-ball singles, men’s and women’s open 8-ball singles, men’s and women’s four-person 8-ball teams, scotch doubles 8-ball, and handicapped 9-ball singles.
 
In the men’s master 8-ball singles, Marseilles, IL, native Donald Branson took down Steve Parlow 6-1, Jerrod Frideres 6-4, Frank DeCastecker 6-3, Josh Johnson in the A-side finals 6-3, and Johnson again in the finals 6-0 to take the title.  
 
In the women’s master 8-ball singles, multi-time national champion Jessica Frideres marched undefeated to the title by eclipsing Chris Glass 5-0, Connie O’Heron 5-2, Tina Larsen 5-1, Kelly Birmingham 5-4 in the A-side finals, and again over Birmingham by a 5-1 margin in the finals.
 
In the men’s open 8-ball singles, Terry Stevens outpaced a field of 117 players to take the title over Joshua Mason 4-0, Mike Durbin 4-1, Ron O’Meara Sr. 4-3, Jim Goldring 4-2, Casey Brokus 4-1, Mike Peiffer 4-2, Bruce Ribble 4-2, and transplanted Texan Ryan Robinson in a two-set finals 2-4, 4-2.
 
In the women’s open 8-ball singles, Janelle Melohn took down the title in a field of 51 players via wins over Simone Huskey, Gina Knight 3-2, Lorrie Lanham 3-2, Patti Clancy 3-2, Veronica Lyon 3-1, Jessica Rahlf 3-2, and Belinda Perez 3-1 in the finals.
 
In the men’s 8-ball teams, the team of “Danny O’s Thud” (Robert Ball, Sam Ball, Cecil Messer, and Mike Strudas) from the GMPA ACS league in northwestern Indiana stormed to the crown of the 66-team division by vanquishing “Thrown Together” 9-6, “Big Slicks with Sticks” 9-5, “Table Hoggz” 9-3, “Sheila’s” 9-8, “Hot Shots” 9-7, “Reuthers Ruthless” 9-4 in the A-side finals, and “Reuthers Ruthless” again in the first set of the finals 9-6.  
 
In the women’s 8-ball teams, the team of “White Class” (Julie Ann Mitchell, Tina Larsen, Heather Lavin and Gina Knight) from the GMPA ACS league in northwestern Indiana took down the 23-team division by vanquishing “There Is No ‘I’ in Drunk” 9-6, “Go Figure!” 9-5, “Team Motorboat” 9-4, “Which Witch Is Which” 9-6 in the A-side finals, and “There Is No ‘I’ in Drunk” again in a finals requiring two sets 7-9, 9-3.
 
The team of Connie O’Heron and Jon Kent from Wausau, WI, captured the scotch doubles 8-ball event over a field of 25 teams, while Dave Webb of Fort Madison, IA, outpointed a 105-player field in the 9-ball singles for the top spot. “The Old Guys” from the Eastern IA/IL ACS league captured the men’s team second chance division.
 

The American CueSports Alliance hit a home run by moving its annual Midwest 8-Ball Championships to the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, IA, January 21-24.

The American CueSports Alliance hit a home run by moving its annual Midwest 8-Ball Championships to the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, IA, January 21-24.

Men’s Master 8-Ball Singles Results:
1st Donald Branson $550
2nd Josh Johnson $375
3rd Scott Hargens $250
 
Women’s Master 8-Ball Singles Results:
1st Jessica Frideres $600
2nd Kelly Birmingham $400
3rd Amy Latzko $250
 
Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles Results:
1st Terry Stevens $1,000     
2nd Ryan Robinson $730
3rd Bruce Ribble $500
4th Mike Peiffer $300
5th Dennis Shumway $225
Mike Clancy
7th Anthony Garcia $150
Patrick Bayer
9th Clayton Shepard $125
Casey Brokus
Mike Durbin
Tim Bringman
13th Dennis Reding $100
Daniel Messervey
Jim Goldring
Bob Bartlett

Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles Results:
1st Janelle Melohn $600
2nd Belinda Perez $440
3rd Jessica Rahlf $300
4th Veronica Lyon $200                                                   
5th Marcy Brown $150
Heather Lavin
7th Nancy Beadel $100
Michelle Read
9th Patty Clancy $75
Kay Ackman
Donna Whitcomb
Lorrie Lanham
 
Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Results:
1st Connie O’Heron / Jon Kent $300
2nd Mary Lynn Breitenbach / Donald Boysen Jr. $200
3th Shawna Elder / Brett Elder $100
Dawn Spencer/ Tony Sundstrom
5th Kelly McBride / Jamey Bowman $75
Sheree Hill / Mario Perales Jr.
Debra Laughlin/ Milton Eichman
Tara Allison / Mike Guy
 
9-Ball Singles Results:
1st David Webb $400    
2nd Jim Goldring $300
3th Cory Smith $200
Patrick Frazelle
5th Donnie Branson $120
Joel Hammargren
Don Boll
Steve Parlow
9th Scott Boyd  $90
Josh Blaylock
John Gorsch Sr.
Tony Sundstrom
Weston Broad
Anthony Garcia
Tony Zierman
Toney Bringman
           
Men’s Teams Results:
1st Danny O’s Thud $2,000
2nd Reuthers Ruthless $1,480
3rd Sheila’s $1,000
4th Hot Shots $700
5th Terminators $500
Clean Slate
7th Raise the Bet $350
Cocktails Foe Cue Fockers
9th Silver Dollar Young Guns $250
Show Me The Money
N.S.B.O.A.
Stumble Inn II
13th Jesse Bowman Brother’s Team $150
Dizzy Dean’s Bar & Grill
Cue Master Houy
Table Rats
 
Women’s Teams Results:
1st White Class $1,500
2nd There Is No “I” In Drunk $1,000            
3rd Which Witch Is Which $700
4th Girls On Top $500
5th All Mixed Up $350
Team Motorboat
7th Hey Hey We’re The Monkees $220
Stumble Inn Chix
 
Men’s Teams Second Chance Results:
1st The Old Guys $450   
2nd Quart House Tavern $280  

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