Orcollo dominates Van Boening for Vegas Win

Dennis Orcollo

Some of the best instructors in the country were in attendance this week in Vegas at the BCA 8-Ball Championship giving free instructional clinics to the amateur players. Those clinics were nothing compared to the clinic that Dennis Orcollo put on in the finals of the enjoypool.com 9-Ball Championship.

Orcollo took complete control of the match from the first game and never relinquished that control on his way to a 7-0 whitewashing of young gun Shane Van Boening.

When Orcollo was not running racks, he was putting Van Boening in safeties with little chance to do anything offensively.

Van Boening's first real chance to make any headway in the match was in rack six, but he came up short on his 9-ball shape and missed the ball badly. He had another chance in rack seven when Orcollo played a weak safety, but Van Boenings return safe was even worse and it left Orcollo all the chance he needed to run out the final rack.

Orcollo earned $15,000 for first place and Van Boening settled for $9,000. Mike Davis finished in 3rd place.

We have complete brackets for the men's division and the WPBA site has complete brackets for the ladies division.

The 2007 EnjoyPool.com 9-Ball Championships are sponsored by Diamond Billiards (table), Imperial International/Aramith (balls), Cuetec Cues (cue), Tweeten Fibre Company (chalk), Ozone Billiards (rack), PoolDawg.com (closed caption) and American Poolplayers Association (arena).