Lucas Hybrid

2011 BRITISH COLUMBIA 8Ball/9Ball Championships

presented by the CCS


Nick Kruger is Back


The 6th Annual Lucasi Hybrid 2011 British Columbia 8-Ball Championships, presented by the CCS – Canadian Cue Sport Association, were held February 2-6th at the beautiful Lakeside Resort Hotel & Casino in Penticton BC.


A big shout out is due to everyone at Lucasi Hybrid ; they are a great sponsor with a great line of cues.  Not only do they sponsor every CCS Championship, they also sponsor every league that sanctions with the CCS in Canada.


A good tourney never happens by chance. When you have Gord and Sabrina Monteith doing the organizing, Chris Kelly as your Tournment Director and a Referee Crew headed by Jeff Phythian, you know things are going to go right. The CCS thanks them once again.


We may have ended on Super Bowl Sunday, but the action in the Tournament Room was pretty super too.


No stranger to 1st place wherever he goes, local Nick Kruger of Penticton BC, having won the 8Ball Advanced Singles in 2007, reclaimed his title and for good measure added the 9Ball title too. His determined play was a treat to watch.


Even more remarkable was the continued dominance by Maryann McConnell of Port Alberni (reigning Canadian Champ) who added her 5th Womens 8Ball Advanced Singles title to her already long list.


In team play, it was new Champions in every Division. In six years, we have had six completely different teams win the Mens/Mixed Advanced title.

A highlight was the addition of the 3 player Mens/Mixed 9Ball team event on Friday night. All 16 available spots quickly filled and it was everything we had hoped it would be.


Congratulations to all the Champs who also won CCS sponsored Paid Trips and/or Entries to compete in the upcoming Lucasi Hybrid 2011 WESTERN 8Ball Championships May 25-29th in Calgary AB.


The CCS thanks the Lakeside Resort Hotel for hosting us and all the Sponsors who help make an Event like this possible – Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Lake City Casinos, High Country Promotions, Tips Pro Shop and Shaw Cable.



Why move when you have a great site in a great city? The Lucasi Hybrid 2012 British Columbia 8Ball/9Ball Championships will be held one week later February 8-12th at the Lakeside Resort Hotel & Casino in Penticton BC.


Here’s the rundown of what happened in each Event:



A Advanced

A familiar Final with two great players squaring off - Larry Wilson of Victoria BC (2002 and 2009 Canadians Champ) versus Nick Kruger  from Penticton BC (2007 BC Champ). In the end, it was local shooter Nick who claimed his second title in another very tough field.

Hot on their heels was Dave McEvoy from Vancouver BC who finished 3rd.


Advancing to the A Advanced Finals by winning the B Open Qualifying was newcomer Joshua Clover from Victoria BC.


B Open

It looked like Penticton was going to take the B Open as well but straight shooter Dave Park from Calgary AB edged out local John Burling in the Finals.

The always strong Rudy Friesen from Penticton BC finished 3rd.


Advancing to the B Open Finals, by winning the C Standard Qualifying, was Shawn Telban from Vancouver BC


C Standard

It was James Clapp of Victoria BC over Jeff Douglasof Vancouver BC.

Rick Lewis also from Vancouver BC finished 3rd.



Local Nick Kruger of Penticton BC obviously came to play as in the Finals he won out over Ron Danis also from Penticton BC who wasn’t missing anything all day.

Finishing in 3rd was Joshua Clover from Victoria BC.



A Advanced

The Finals featured a new matchup with Mary Rayner of Calgary taking on Maryann McConnell of Port Alberni BC (2010 Canadians Champ) in the Finals. Coming from the B side, this is simply Maryann’s tournament, as she went on to win her 5th BC title.

Andrea Wilson of Victoria BC finished 3rd.


Advancing to the A Advanced Finals by winning the B Open Qualifying was Ninon Smith of Penticton BC.


B Open

A very exciting Finals, but when the dust settled it was Christie Tipper from Campbell River BC who won out over local Char Wold from Penticton BC.

Sheila King from Nanaimo BC finished 3rd.



A Advanced

Having finished 3rd last year, the Ball Busters from Vancouver BC came back with a new lineup (Captain Ken Crane, Mathew Janzen, Dave McEvoy, Kevin Robitaille, Tony Tuzzi and Lance Mason) and took the title by winning out over last year’s 2010 Champs, the VI Stickmen from Victoria BC (Captain Rob Clarke, Stewart Adams, Joshua Clover, Curtis Beech, Larry Wilson and Christopher Carroll).


Finishing 3rd were the 2009 BC Champs, Cue’s Diamonds from Penticton BC (Captain – Nick Kruger, Jordan Van Troyen, Jeremiah Kruger, Timothy Lezard, Warren Lee and Joh Burling).


Advancing to the A Advanced Finals by winning the B Open Qualifying was Got Gaff from Calgary AB (Captain Kevin Allain, Colin Lomenda, Dave Park, Neil Mailer and Kara Ceschini).


B Open

Penticton came close in the A but they got the B.  The local team of Stix & Stones (Captain Rick Kotowich, Dan Moran, Stuart Trimble, Glen Prochnau and Bill Mitchell) were the rock to the scissors of Team Calgary A (Captain Jeff Phythian, Ted Harms, John Weaselhead, Dan Clark and Dan Johnson) in a hard fought two set Final.

The Unforgiven team from Victoria BC (Captain – William Unwin, Jeremy Fawcett, Alan Guilbault, James Clapp and Grant Forrest) finished 3rd.


Advancing to the B Open Finals by winning the C Standard Qualifying was the Cue Shots  team from Penticton BC (Captain – Doug Halverson, Gord Monteith, Bryan Yastremski, Al Allen, Lyle Hiltz and Mike Williams).


C Standard

If at first you don’t succeed was the motto of the Still The Mavericks team from Vancouver BC (Captain – Shawn Telban, Neal Ram, Abraham Mairena, Bob Kavelman and Rob Wright) With players that have played in all 6 BC Championship to date, they won out in the Finals against the Powell River Boys (Captain Paul Marier, Joel Auffret, Clay Goslee, Rick Gaeber and Derek Shwartz) who had a great first ever tourney.

The Rack & Roll  team from Courtenay BC (Captain – Ed Johnson, Kevin Kane, Jason Rushton, Rob Horton and Vince Bull) finished 3rd.



A brand new event with 3 player teams playing in a single A/B/C handicapped group. Played on the night before 8Ball team play started, it was great practice and huge fun. The Finals were a battle of B Open teams with Team Calgary A(Captain Jeff Phythian, John Weaselhead and Ted Harms) winning out over Fish(Captain William Unwin, Andrea Wilson and Robert White) from Victoria BC.

Finishing 3rd was the A Advanced team Scratchalot (Captain Larry Wilson, Curtis Beech and Joshua Clover) from Victoria BC.



A Advanced

The streak continues. Larry and Andrea Wilson of Victoria BC over Nick Kruger (Penticton) and Maryann McConnell (Port Alberni). From the BC’s to the Westerns to the Canadians, this is the 7th title in the last 4 years for this super duo. They could setup a cue store with the 14 they’ve won.

Finishing 3rd was Ted Harms and Mary Rayner from Calgary AB.


B Open

Speaking of streaks, last year’s winner John Bannon comes through again but this time with partner Jennifer Hagblom, both from Penticton BC. They won out over Larry Abernethy and Sheila King of Nanaimo.

Finishing 3rd was Mike Turley and Tina Windrem from Penticton BC.






Lucasi Hybrid

2011 BRITISH COLUMBIA 8Ball Championships

 presented by the CCS




A Advanced Finals

1st                     Nick Kruger                  Penticton BC                 $1500+ WC Trip ($425)

2                      Larry Wilson                 Victoria BC                    $750    

3                      Dave McEvoy                 Vancouver BC               $350

4                      Lance Mason                Delta BC                       $175

B Qualifying Advance to A Finals

1st                     Joshua Clover               Victoria BC                    $300

2                      Bill Howie                    Penticton BC                 $150


B Open Finals

1st                     Dave Park                     Calgary            AB                   $1200+WC Entry ($175)

2                      John Burling                Penticton BC                 $600

3                      Rudy Friesen                 Penticton BC                 $300

4                      Curtis Beech                 Victoria BC                    $150

C Qualifying Advance to B Finals

1st                     Shawn Telban               Vancouver BC               $400

2                      Gary Morken                 Sooke BC                      $275

3-4                   Robert White                Sooke BC                      $175

                        Rob Wright                   Surrey BC                      $175

5-8                   Gene Kawano               Campbell River BC        $125

                        Eric Rainville                Penticton BC                 $125

                        Dan Johnson                Calgary AB                   $125

                        Jason Rushton              Courtenay BC                $125


C Standard Finals

1st                    James Clapp                 Victoria BC                    $1000 + WC Entry ($150)

2                      Jeff Douglas                 Vancouver BC               $500

3                      Rick Lewis                     Vancouver BC               $250

4                      Kim Hunt                      Penticton BC                 $125




A/B/C Finals       (CA - Race to 7, CB – Race to 6, CC – Race to 5)

1st                    Nick Kruger CA            Penticton BC                 $800 + WC Entry ($80)

2                      Ron Danis CC               Penticton BC                 $500

3                      Joshua Clover CB          Victoria BC                    $300

4                      John Weaselhead CB    Calgary            AB                    $200                

5-6                   Curtis Fleck CA              Crreston BC                  $100

                        Mike Isaack CB            Penticton BC                 $100




A Advanced Finals

1st                     Maryann McConnell      Port Alberni BC             $500+WC Trip ($425)

2                      Mary Rayner                 Calgary AB                   $250    

3                      Andrea Wilson              Victoria BC                    $150

B Qualifying Advance to A Finals

1st                     Ninon Smith                 Penticton BC                 $250

2                      Tina Windrem               Penticton BC                 $150


B Open Finals

1st                     Christie Tipper              Campbell River BC        $400+WC Entry ($175)

2                      Char Wold                    Penticton BC                 $250

3                      Sheila King                   Nanaimo BC                 $125


Winner – Lucasi Hybrid $300 Free Cue Draw for all Singles Entrants – Kim Hunt Penticton BC




A/B/C Finals      (CA - Race to 10, CB – Race to 8, CC – Race to 7)

1st                    Team Calgary A CB       Calgary AB                   $825 + WC Entry ($150)

2                      Fish CB                        Victoria BC                    $510

3                      Scratchalot CA              Victoria BC                    $300

4                      Call 911 CA                    Vancouver BC               $150                




A Advanced Finals

1st                    Ball Busters                  Vancouver BC               $1400+WC Trip ($1350)

2                      VI Stickmen                   Victoria BC                    $700

3                      Cue’s Diamonds            Penticton BC                 $350

B Qualifying Advance to A Finals

1st                    Got Gaff                       Calgary            AB                   $400

2                      Over ‘8’ Ed                    Vancouver BC               $250


B Open Finals

1st                    Stix & Stones                 Penticton BC                 $1200+WC Entry ($350)

2                      Team Calgary A            Calgary AB                   $600

3                      Unforgiven                   Victoria BC                    $300

C Qualifying Advance to B Finals

1st                    Cue Shots                     Penticton BC                 $400

2                      Best Damn Pool Team   Penticton BC                 $300

3-4                   The Ones                      Vancouver BC               $200

                        Vicious Fish                  Victoria BC                    $200


C Standard Finals

1st                     Still The Mavericks        Vancouver BC               $1000+WC Entry ($300)

2                      Powell River Boys         Powell River BC                        $500

3                      Rack & Roll                   Courtney BC                  $250


Winner – Lucasi Hybrid $300 Free Cue Draw for all Team Entrants – Pearl Vogt Mission BC




A Advanced Finals

1st                     Larry Wilson                 Victoria BC                    $150+Lucasi Cues ($800)

                        Andrea Wilson              Victoria BC

2                      Nick Kruger                  Penticton BC                 $150

                        Maryann McConnell      Port Alberni BC

3                      Ted Harms                    Calgary AB                   $100

                        Mary Rayner                 Calgary AB


B Open Finals

1st                     John Bannon                Penticton BC                 $380+WC Entry ($100)

                        Jennifer Hagblom        Penticton BC

2                      Larry Abernethy            Nanaimo BC                 $240

                        Sheila King                   Nanaimo BC    

3                      Mike Turley                   Penticton BC                 $100

                        Tina Windrem               Penticton BC

4                      Dan Moran                   Penticton BC                 $80

                        Char Wold                    Penticton BC




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