The2011-2012 Lucasi Hybrid Cues All American Tour – presented by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS)– showcased Stop #21 – the annual Valentine’s 8-Ball Massacre - at Q’s Sports Bar & Girl in Port Charlotte, FL, Saturday, February 11.
The $265-added handicapped 8-ball tourney on 7-foot Valley bar boxes drew 17 players. The winner’s side semi-finals had Willie McBride (Fort Myers, FL) defeating Dave Calleja (North Fort Myers,FL) 4-3, and Albert Baker (Port Charlotte, FL) defeating Bill Eisenhard (Bradenton, FL) 4-0.
The loser-side quarter-finals included Shawn Collie (Port Charlotte, FL) defeating Wayne Agnew (Venice, FL) 4-0, and Rick Madaffer (Naples, FL) defeating Ken Coulter (Punta Gorda, FL) 4-3. The winner’s-side finals featured Albert Baker clipping Willie McBride 4-3. The loser-side semi-finals had Rick Madaffer defeating Shawn Collie 4-3. Then Willie McBride became the loser’s-side finalist by ousting Rick Madaffer 4-2. The tourney finals saw Willie McBride defeating Albert Baker 4-2 in the first set, but losing to champion Albert Baker 4-3 in the deciding set.
By virtue of Albert Baker being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2012 Lucasi Hybrid ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. Mindy Lyles (Punta Gorda, FL) won the raffle for the Lucasi Hybrid Cue. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Lucasi Hybrid 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 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2011/2012 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour moves to central Illinois on the weekend of February 18-19, with a $500-added 9-ball stop at Starship Billiards in Decatur, IL (contact Tom Fankhauser at 217-433-8868). Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2011/2012 Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour are available at www.americancuesports.org.
1st Albert Baker (Port Charlotte, FL) $400 + $250 side pot + Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals
2nd Willie McBride (Port Charlotte, FL) $250 + $150 side pot
3rd Rick Madaffer Naples, FL) $130
4th Shawn Collie (Port Charlotte, FL) $ 75
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.