Garcia and Orcollo, singly and together, win One Pocket, Scotch Doubles at Iron City Open

Dennis Orcollo

In the opening two days (Wed., Thurs. August 4-5) of the second Iron City Open (the first was held in April), Roland Garcia and Dennis Orcollo combined to win the One Pocket and Scotch Doubles events. They faced each other in the finals of the $3,000-added One Pocket event that drew a short field of six entrants and then, together, downed the team of Josh Roberts and Raed Shabib in the finals of the $1,000-added Scotch Doubles tournament that drew 17 teams.

Still ongoing are the $3,000-added 9-Ball main event, which has drawn 77 entrants, including Garcia and Orcollo and a 10-Ball Mini event (also with Garcia and Orcollo) with 18 entrants, both of which commenced on Friday night. Orcollo was sent to the loss side after dropping a preliminary round, double hill match against Tony Chohan at the start of last night’s 9-ball tournament. 

Today (Saturday, Aug. 7), a $2,000-added Ladies 9-Ball event will begin around 4 p.m., with a $1,000-added 9-Ball Banks tournament set to begin shortly thereafter.

Wednesday’s One Pocket event was contested by Josh Martin, Tony Chohan, Dennis Orcollo, Justyn Cone, Josh Roberts and Roland Garcia. Chohan and Orcollo advanced in a preliminary round after Chohan downed Martin and Orcollo got by Cone. Chohan got into the hot seat match by downing Roberts 4-3 and was joined by Garcia, who’d shut Orcollo out. Garcia claimed the hot seat, double hill over Chohan. Orcollo won three straight on the loss side, downing Martin, Roberts and Chohan, only to be bested a second time by Garcia, 6-3, to claim the One Pocket title.

As a team, Orcollo and Garcia went 5-0 in the Scotch Doubles event, beginning with victories over the teams of Matt Littleton & Luke Wilkins, Kevin Ping and Louis Altes, along with Andy Warren and Dan Picard. They sent Manny Chau and Justyn Cone to the semifinals and claimed the hot seat. On the loss side, Josh Roberts and Raed Shabit, who’d been sent over in the opening round by Chau and Cone, won five in a row, including their semifinal rematch against Chau and Cone and Louis Altes. Orcollo and Garcia stopped their run 5-2 in the final to claim the Scotch Doubles event title. 

Brackets for the various division are available online at, and online streaming coverage of three tables from this event will be available all weekend at