Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour / Dubuque, IA
Shawn Gelo went undefeated October 2 to win the first stop of the 2010-2011 Lucasi Hybrid All-American Tour, besting Doric Smith in the final match. The $500-added event featured a 21-player field in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot Valley bar boxes.
Gelo rolled to the hot seat with an A-side semifinals win over Butch Duggon 5-2 and an A-side finals win over Ron Pluym 5-5. Pluym won his A-side semifinals match over Shane Kelly 6-3 prior to his loss to Gelo, and Pluym then awaited his opponent in the B-side finals.
In the B-side round of eight, Spike Aiardo and Smith eliminated Trevor Blum 5-1 and John Gorsch 4-2, respectively, at seventh place. The B-side quarterfinals showcased Airdo and Smith continuing their hot hands by dispatching Butch Duggon and Kelly at fifth place by respective 5-3 and 4-1 scores. In the B-side semifinals, the spot was too much for Airdo, as he lost out to Smith 4-2 for a fourth-place finish. Smith then played his best match and ousted Pluym 5-1. The tournament finals only lasted one set, as the undefeated Gelo overwhelmed Smith 5-1 to claim the title.
1st Shawn Gelo $400
2nd Doric Smith $225
3rd Ron Pluym $120
4th Spike Aiardo $75
5th Butch Duggon $50