Western BCAs Tenth Annual Regional 8-ball Tournament, “The Best”

Western BCAs tenth annual regional 8-ball tournament was more of a celebration than just the run of the mill regional tournament. Players from around Oregon & Washington attended the best event in the Northwest, bar none, a gala event filled with new ideas and exciting new enhancement. Many players attending the event for the first time seemed wowed at how large the event was. The payout totaled $51,825 and the tournament drew more than 780 different players, 125 Teams, 511 singles. Chinook Winds Casino Resort greeted us with enthusiasm and support. Chinook Winds provided space at the hotel for 12 practice pool tables. A special smoker's lounge was equipped with two pool tables and a 60-inch television to watch sports on. Gary Benson, High Country Promotions, provided the 80 Valley tables. Sixty-six were used for the main events, which Gary and his staff kept running smoothly.

When people weren't playing pool, they were engaged in trivia questions with a chance to win more than a hundred prizes valued over $5,000. The premier prize was a custom cue by Dave Jones valued at $675 made specifically for this event. Dave has been making great playing cues for seven years, and has been a strong supporter of his local league and Western BCA. Winners summary: Pat Schumacher of Portland Or, won the men's Master singles. The women's Master singles champion was Phyllis Fernandez from Spokane Wa. The winner of the men's Open-A singles was Harold Prine from Spokane. Kim Jones from Seattle's the Sno-King BCA Pool League took first place in women's open. In the men's Open-B singles, Robert Niemeyer of Vancouver, Wash was victor. The men's Senior singles winner was Chuck Jung from Seattle. Bonnie Mahaffey from Emerald Valley BCA took first place in women's Senior singles. Novice singles, Dennis Raun from Cascade Pool League won the men's division and Kathi Giles from Western Washington BCA Pool League won the women's.

Regional Men's Master Champions DaVinci Code from Cascade Pool League, Bill Rosenberry, Pat Schumacher, Bryan Skinner, Mike Patterson and Andrew Monstis. Women's Master Team was City Lights Champs with Cramps from the Western Washington BCA Pool League. The team featured Linda Carter, Michelle Barkdoll, Andrea Saenz-Maes, Wendy Sedlacek and Sandra Schaefer. Open Team Winners were The Smooth Strokes' Rick Brunner, Larry Davis, Brad Hornshaw, Jeff May and Randy Measor from Everett Wa, open Women's Team was The Sno-King BCA Pool League team Noel's Slick Stix with Elaine Eberly, Joyce Howard, Francie Johnson, Kim Jones, Nancy Measor and Rachael Williams.

Masters Scotch won by Mike Stevens and Cindy Doty from Oregon City, Northwest Players League. Open Scotch winners were Michael Stephens and Kim Jones from Seattle's Sno-King BCA Pool League.

A great effort went into logistics of this event. Celebrate!! a big thanks to all those who helped & supported BCA Pool League Tournament.

To read the full article & results visit Western BCAs website at www.westernbca.org.