QC to get things going for Midwestern billiards championships at RiverCenter

For its sixth year, the Quad Cities will host billiard players in downtown Davenport from January 19-23, 2022.

The ACME American CueSports Alliance (ACS) Midwest 8-Ball Championships will move 80 pool tables to RiverCenter’s Great River Hall in the South Building for the 900 registered players ready to compete for $45,000 in prize money across 15 divisions. The public is welcome and admission is free.

ACS has announced that it has extended its partnership with Visit Quad Cities and the RiverCenter to host the ACS Midwest 8-Ball Championships in January and the Iowa ACS State Billiards Championships in October through 2024.

“As the new Executive Director of the American CueSports Alliance, I am delighted to be working with the wonderful staff and crew of the RiverCenter, the Visit Quad Cities team and the local community,” said Janet Ybarra, ACS Executive Director, in a Monday release. “The Quad Cities always make our members feel welcome!”

Visit Quad Cities CEO Dave Herrell (File photo)

“We are incredibly grateful for the long-standing partnership with the American CueSports Alliance,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO of Visit Quad Cities. “The Midwest 8-Ball Championships is yet another example of how sports tourism continues to create value for the regional destination Quad Cities and positively impact our visitor economy. We look forward to welcoming the hundreds of participants, the ACS and fans of the pool sport as they compete and experience the QC here at the RiverCenter.”

Tournament schedule

Wednesday 19 January: 12 noon — Scotch Doubles 8-Ball, Senior 8-Ball Singles (Men/Women)

Thursday 20 January: 10am – Men’s & Women’s Open/Standard Singles

3 p.m. — Advanced 8-Ball Singles Men & Women

Friday January 21: 12 noon — 9-ball singles men and women

8:00 PM — Men’s & Women’s 4-person 8-Ball Teams

Saturday January 22: 18:00 – 8-Ball Team Play Continues

Sunday January 23: 12:00 p.m. — Junior Event, 8-Ball Team Play continues

The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) is a non-profit league-sanctioning body for billiard sports in the US. They organize national billiard tournaments every year. For more information, visit www.americancuesports.org.

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