Parica First NCS 10-Ball National Champion

Jose Parica

In front of over 300 spectators both on-line and on-site, Jose Parica defeated Shaun Wilkie in the NCS 10-Ball National Championship finals at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Produced by CueSports International (CSI) with Bad Boy Billiards Productions, the 4th event in the new NCS series had a small but talent loaded field, including such notible players as Harry Platis, Jon Kucharo, 14 year phenom and Junior National Champion Brendan Crockett, Sal Butera, Adam Kielar and Denis Strickland to name a few as well as Parica and Maryland top player Wilkie.
Parica, who found himself early in the tournament on the left side of the bracket battled back to meet Wilkie in the final single extended race to 13. The semis finals saw Parica playing Bill Anderson from McKinney, Texas. Anderson, who started competing again in 2008 after years away from the sport, found Parica too dominant a force and settled for 3rd.
The final match was also all Parica, as Wilkie faced the lethal combination of dry breaks and an in-form Parica. Thus, the leader of the U.S Pinoy invasion handily added another title to his long list of pool accomplishments. Both Wilkie and Parica will join the top two finishers of the NCS 9-Ball National Championship, Santos Sambajon Jr. and Sal Butera receiving a paid entry to the 2010 U.S Open 10-Ball Championship scheduled next May at the Riviera Hotel and Casino.
As the winner of the inaugural NCS 10-Ball event, Parica also received $3000 in cash, a #308 model cue designed by Danny Janes exclusively for NCS sponsor OB Cues, a custom engraved DELTA-13 Elite rack and a custom solid crystal trophy.
The NCS (National Championship Series) is a division of CueSports International. CSI is also the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the newly launched USA Pool League. CSI also produces the U.S Bar Table Championships and the Jay Swanson Memorial in addition to the U.S Open 10-Ball Championship. For more information about CSI and the NCS, please call (702) 719-7665 or email