The twenty-sixth stop on the 2013-2014 Pure X Cues All American Tour stop – presented by the AmericanCueSports Alliance (ACS) – was produced with the Las Vegas 8-Ball Warm-Up
– at Q’s Sports Bar & Girl in Port Charlotte, FL – on Saturday, April 12. The $484-added, handicapped 8-ball tourney on 7-foot Valley bar boxes drew 31 players from all over southwest Florida. There were three Master Men racing to 6, one Master Woman racing to 4, two Open Women racing to 3 and twenty-five Open Men racing to 4.
The A-side semi-finals found Albert Baker (Port Charlotte, FL)  bested by Chris Truax (North Fort Myers, FL)  4-1 and Kim Dyer (Venice, FL)  getting past Greg Leggat (Fort Myers, FL) 4-1 for the rocking chair position, Truax struggled against Dyer’s dominance to anoint Dyer as the only remaining undefeated player
The B-side Quarter-finals had Joe Zinkan (Bradenton, FL)  sending Greg Leggat south with a 4-2 win; and Albert Baker won his hill match with Louie Mastra (Naples, FL)  6-3 This set up the B-side semis match between Baker and Zinkan. Baker sent Zinkan home with a 6-2 win and gained a seat in the final B-side match.
The B-side finals pitted Chris Truax against Albert Baker for the second time this day, and Baker was dominant again with a 6-2 victory.
The tourney finals match had Albert Baker having to defeat Kim Dyer two matches for the win. Dyer was intent on the win and played exceptional pool. Dyer claimed a first set, 4-3 win over Baker to take home the first place prize money!
The Pure X Cue and Nick Varner case were won by Britannee Willard (Port Charlotte). The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Pure X 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 Pure X All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are available for the Fall 2014-2015 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour finishes off its 2013-14 season with two stops in the Midwest on Saturday, April 19:
1). a $300-added Women’s 8-Ball stop at 727 Club in Tulsa, OK (contact Sandy Chamberlain at 918-355-2551); and 2). a $500-added Open 8-Ball stop at 2nd Avenue Corner Pocket in Cedar Rapids, IA (contact Dennis Wolrab at 319-366-0979). Further information, entry details and schedules for the new 2014/2015 Pure X Cues All American Tour will be available in Fall 2014 at www.americancuesports.org.
1st Kim Dyer (Venice, FL) $1100.00
2nd Albert Baker (Port Charlotte, FL) $600.00
3rd Chris Truax (North Fort Myers, FL) $330.00
4th Joe Zinkan (Bradenton, FL) $170.00
5-6th Greg Lewis (Bradenton, FL) $100.00
Louie Mastra (Naples, FL)
7-8th Rick Maddafer (Fort Myers, FL) $50.00
Brock Piper (Bonita Springs, FL)
Top Female: Tracey Mullens (Bradenton, FL) $50.00
Purex Cue Stick Raffle won by Britannee Willard (Port Charlotte)
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.