Dave Hemmah Wins At California Billiards

Steve Lingelbach, Dave Hemmah and Ernesto Dominguez

J. Pechauer Cues continued its West Coast tour with stop number nine at Chet Itow's California Billiards in Mountain View. "We only had sixty-seven signed up with about a half-hour to go," said Barbara MacDonald, "but then a bunch came in during the last few minutes before the player's meeting and we ended up with ninety-eight players."

Dave Hemmah defeated Kenny Maeda, Bobby Hunter, Doug Coleman, Steve Farrell, Glenn Bond, and Tony Chohan before a loss to Ernesto Dominguez. On the loser's side he defeated Ian Costello to face Ernesto again in the championship match, winning 13-7 for the $2,500 top prize. Ernesto collected $1,400 for his efforts, and his victims on the way to the hotseat were Danny Medina, Billy Ray Sudan, Ed Raynoso, Max Eberle, Ian Costello, Arturo Rivera, and Dave Hemmah.

Complete Payouts:
1st Dave Hemmah $2500
2nd Ernesto Dominguez $1400
3rd Ian Costello $900
4th Arturo Rivera $600
5th/6th Tony Chohan & Max Eberle $400
7th/8th Kenny Crenshaw & Jeff Gregory $300
9th-12th George Michaels, Marshall Jung, Ed Ames, Glenn Bond $220
13th-16th Phillipe Ortega, Billy Ray Sudan, Billy Palmer, Javier Alcala $150
17th-24th Hanh Chung, Rocky Antennucci, Ronnie Chavez, Mark Haddad, Ed Raynoso, Mike Orozco, Jonathan Ludwig, Steve Farrell $75