The Western BCA 11th Annual Regional 9-Ball Championships

Men’s/Mixed Team Champions, l to r, Larry Sowell, Denis Young and John Cassidy of Anger Management

The Western BCA 11th Annual Regional 9-Ball Championships were held October 22-26, 2008 at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. Player registration rose over 10% with 784 players and a total of 1331 entries in ten divisions vying for the $64,220 prize fund, setting a record over previous years.  

The four day event started with mini-tournaments and ring games organized to warm up the players for the main events. Top of the line  7 foot Diamond SMART Tables, Red Circle Cue Balls, Super Aramith Pro Balls and Simonis 860 Tour Blue Cloth were used for the event. Tournament management, pool tables, and other equipment were provided by Ric Jones of Bad Boys Billiard Productions.

Few upsets took place as players who were anticipated favorites rose to the top of the brackets. A special congratulations to Andrea Saenz-Maes and Bob Zack as first time winners in the Masters Singles divisions.

Below is the list of winners by division:
Master Scotch -1st: Tyler Luce, Shari Ross - Seattle WA, 2nd Shane Verhaaren, Josie Le Roy - Portland OR
Open Scotch -1st: Paul and Laurie Kinney - Central Point OR, 2nd: Ernest Omori, Vikki Knutson - Lynnwood Wa
Men's B -1st: Mike Tierney-Eugene OR, over Doug Dunn - Seattle WA
Men's A -1st: Treon Pham-Seattle, over Mike Shannon - Seattle WA
Men's Masters -1st: Bob Zack-Portland OR, over Matt Horner - Salem OR
Women's Novice -1st: Angie Carnivale-Albany OR, over Stephanie Gustina - Florence OR
Women's Open - 1st: Bonnie Mahaffey - Monroe OR, over Donna Totten - Kennewick WA
Women's Masters -1st: Andrea Saenz-Maes - Gig Harbor WA, over Linda Carter - Central Point OR
Men's Team - 1st: Anger Management, Larry Sowell, Denis Young, John Cassidy - Grant's Pass and Klamath Falls OR, over Bounty Hunters, Matt Horner, Luke Thomas, Rod Bair - Salem OR
Women's Team - 1st NPL-Chix, Cindy Doty, Anna, Busley, Shirley Morgan - Kelso, Vancouver WA over The Barbarians, Barb Thompson, Dolly Martell, Kathy Bielas - also from Vancouver WA
The Western BCA organization wishes to thank vendors 911 Billiards, and Carissa Biggs and Steve Lingelbach of Billiards and Barstools for their support.