McDermott Tour Results from Big Dog Billiards
The second stop of the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, IA, on Saturday, September 29. The $1,000 added event drew ninety-one players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Shane Van Boening (Sioux City, IA) ran undefeated to the finals. In the hot-seat match, Van Boening (rated a “7” on a regional handicap system used) slipped by Mike Bennett [6] (Des Moines, IA) 7-3.
Earlier in the A-bracket semi-finals, Van Boening outplayed Jamie Fenton [6] (Des Moines, IA) on the hill 7-5, while Bennett knocked off Shannon Rasmussen [6] (Cedar Rapids, IA). In the B-side quarterfinals Fenton eliminated Ryan Cobb [6] (Lincoln, NE), while Rasmussen ousted Randy Hanson (Frazee, MN) [6] 6-3; Rasmussen took out Fenton 6-2 in the semifinals; and in the B-side finals Rasmussen continued his hot hand by topping Mike Bennett 6-5. Shane Van Boening took control early in the tourney finals and never looked back to eclipse Shannon Rasmussen by a 7-2 margin for the title!
By virtue of Ryan Cobb being the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-ball singles entry into the 2008 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. The ACS wishes to thank sponsors McDermott Handcrafted 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 McDermott All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2007/2008 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.
The Tour starts heating up on Saturday, October 13 when two events will be showcased – a $1,000 added 8-ball event at Greenfields Pool Sports Bar in Lakewood, CO (contact Todd Grosvenor at 303-989-9820) and a $500 added 8-ball event at Miller Time Billiards in Davenport, IA. Information, entry details and schedules for the 2007/2008 McDermott All American Tour are available at


Shane Van Boening (Sioux Falls, SD)

Shannon Rasmussen (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Mike Bennett (Des Moines, IA)

Jamie Fenton (Des Moines, IA)

Randy Hanson (Frazee, MN)

Ryan Cobb (Lincoln, NE)

Paul Ashmore (Des Moines, IA)

Marc Oeslager (Fargo, ND)

Jamie Pluta (Minneapolis, MN)

Ron Kiner (Des Moines, IA)

Jeff Hinna (MN)

Justin Roche (Burlington, IA)

Daniel Maize (Des Moines, IA)

Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL)

Adam Behnke (Ryan, IA)

Mike Athens (Des Moines, IA)

Kurt Sabin (Lincoln, NE)

Brian Thompson (Des Moines, IA)

Chris Samuels (Lincoln, NE)

Duane Edwards (Stuart, IA)

Mike Ryan (Quincy, IL)

Eric Ward (MN)

Jen Athens (Des Moines, IA)

Brian Hearl (Newton, IA)

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.