Robocop is the Bigdog In Des Moines

Dennis Orcollo and Alex Pagulayan (Photo courtesy of
The Scene was The Midwest Billiards & Cue Expo. The place was BigDog Billiards in Des Moines, IA. The main event kicked off with the One Pocket portion Thursday night at 7pm.
Congratulations to Robocop Dennis Orcollo for winning the Pro One Pocket! He faced The Lion Alex Pagulayan in the finals and won with a score of 7-2 going undefeated. Last year it was also Dennis and Alex in the finals with Alex claiming the prize after double-dipping Robocop. Great finish for T-Rex Tony Chohan as he earned a tough 3rd place and 4th was claimed by Django Francisco Bustamante. Great job everyone!
The Bigfoot 10-Ball Challenge on the 10-footer with $500 entry and single elimination kicked off 7pm Thursday night as well. In the end, Congratulations are in order to T-Rex Tony Chohan having defeated The Rocket Rodney Morris with a score of 11-7 in the finals. Francisco Bustamante scored another great 3rd place finish and Jeremy Jones captures a respectable 4th place finish. Excellent job by everyone.
The Banks Ring Game started late Saturday night and was played on the 10-footer. The game had a $250 entry fee with the winner take all prize. The game was very entertaining to watch and in the end it was The Lion Alex Pagulayan winning it all over Francisco Bustamante. Thanks to everyone who played.
The 9-Ball kicked off Thursday evening with 170 entrants. Lots of talented players and tough matches.
Congratulations to Johnathan Hennessee for snapping it off! Jason Klatt scored a great 2nd place finish. Somphet Thongsouk earned 3rd and Danny Olson scored 4th.
As always, would like to thank BigDog Billiards and their staff for doing all they could to make everyone feel welcome. Owners Jim Landrum and Randy Hanson and Tournament Director Jon Brown went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and make it successful. We would like to also thank tournament Sponsor Patrick Diviney of Diviney Custom cues.
We’d also like to thank our all our sponsors – Lomax Custom Cues, John Barton of JB Cases, Durbin Custom Cues, Hanshew Custom Cues, Simonis, Aramith,, Kamui, Diamond Billiard Tables and Club Billiards of Wichita, KS. Thank you all for your continued support.
Our next stop will be the SidePocket Open 9-Ball Championship being held at Sidepocket Billiards & Darts in Shreveport, LA. July 1st-2nd.
See you all then!!!