The tables are ready. It’s time for billiards.
The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) Midwest 8-Ball Championship has returned to the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. The event began Wednesday, Jan. 18, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 22.
Some 80 pool tables now fill the RiverCenter’s Great River Hall in the south building for more than 1,000 registered players competing for more than $50,000 in prize money, shared between 15 divisions. The public is welcome, and admission is free.
“I’m excited to again work with the great staff and crew of the RiverCenter, the Visit Quad Cities team, and the local community,” said Janet Ybarra, ACS executive director. “The Quad Cities always makes us feel welcome when they host our competitors and fans of the sport of pool.”
Visit Quad Cities welcomes the championship’s return, particularly during winter.
“American Cue Sports is an important partner of Visit Quad Cities,” said Joan Kranovich, vice president of Business Growth and Director, Sports QC. “The ACME 8-Ball Midwest Championships continue to have a positive impact on our visitor economy from competitors, families, spectators and vendors during a traditional off-peak season for our regional destination.”
Here is the tournament schedule for the remainder of the week:
- Thursday, Jan. 19: 10 a.m. – men’s and women’s Open/Standard Singles; 3 p.m. – men’s and women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles.
- Friday, Jan. 20: 10 a.m. – men’s and women’s 9-Ball Singles; 8 p.m. – men’s and women’s four-person 8-Ball Teams.
- Saturday, Jan. 21: 6 p.m. – 8-Ball Team play continues.
- Sunday, Jan. 22: 11 a.m. – Junior Event, 8-Ball Team play continues.
The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) is a non-profit league-sanctioning body for cue sports in the U.S. It produces national billiards tournaments on an annual basis. For more information, visit www.americancuesports.org