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MPA crowns five division champions and teams during Championship weekend

In all, a total of 391 players participated, individually, in the Midwestern Pool Association/Minnesota ACS Pool Championships on the weekend of April 5-8. Hosted by the Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing, MN, the 8-ball event featured five divisional tournaments, from Master to C-class, and an equal number of divisional team tournaments, offering total prize payouts of over $40,000.

Felix Beardy was the $1,500, first-prize winner in the 23-entrant Master division, besting Jesse Engel 6-4 in the finals. Engel, after moving to the loss-bracket in the second round, won four straight to meet the man who sent him there, Danny Olson, in the semifinals. He prevailed there 6-5 to earn his shot versus Beardy.

In the 39-entrant double-A division, Josh Raines and Terry Miller battled it out in the finals. Raines dropped one match of three, overall, against Miller to claim the top prize of $900. The A division of the tournament drew 86 entrants and yielded Luvern Hanson as the winner. He defeated Randy DeGarmo 5-2 to claim the top $850 prize. 

The largest field of the event was in the B division tournament, which saw 122 entrants and was won by Nye Vang, over Duane Olson in the finals. The C division, with one less entrant than the B division, was won by Nick Elwell, over Mick Westeng in the finals.

The five teams taking home top divisional prize money were The Leftovers (with Felix Beardy) in the Master/AA division (15 teams), Shars in the A division (34 teams), Just Out of Luck in the B division (46 teams) and Fantom Cue Kids and Dads in the C Division (35 entries).

1st Felix Beardy $1,500
2nd Jesse Engel $1,000
3rd Danny Olson $600
4th Dustin Gunia $400
5th Josh Burbul $200
Michael Perron, Jr. 

1st Josh Raines $900
2nd Terry Miller $700
3rd Chad Johnson $550
4th Weston Broad $400
5th Terry Bloomquist $250
Dave Olson
7th Rich Blauer $150
Paul Conley

1st Luvern Hanson $850
2nd Randy DeGarno $650
3rd Bob Williams $500
4th Jesse Bastyr $400
5th Chris Edmund $300
Tyler Stich
7th Tony Miller $200
Chuck Myers
9th Rich Ciponi $150
Kerry Kavanaugh
Mickey Rowland
Darrin Seifert
13th Scott Gunnufson $100
Glenn Henrikson
Chase Plumley
Jim Whittle

1st Nye Vang $700
2nd Duane Olson $700
3rd Kai Smed $450
4th Ryan Peterson $350
5th Brian Karsjens $250
Rick Morrison
7th Sam Matuska $180
Richard Zahnow
9th Todd Humberg $140
Jake Kayser
Dan King
Cory Schuh
13th Adam G. Christie $100
Will Lapointe
Tim Moe
Jon A. Stueve

1st Nick Elwell $750
2nd Mick Westeng $550
3rd Jamie Werner $420
4th Eric Sylvester $315
5th Mr. Richard Dreyling, Jr. $230
Todd Weller
7th Todd Richard $160
Chad Hanson
9th Denise Kellen $120
Gabe Sallander
Tammy Schultz
Craig Stickfort
13th Josh M. Fox $100
Bob Iverson
April Larson
Robert Royal