Canadian Cue Sport Association
British Columbia 8-Ball Championships
The "CCS 2006 British Columbia 8-Ball Championships" held in
Langley January 25-29th had it all. A great turnout, great competition, a great
setting and a great tournament crew. This was the first ever Sanctioned
Singles, Team and Scotch Doubles Championship for BC. For pool players who
wanted to have fun, it was THE place to be.
With almost 400 Players from all over BC and even some from
Alberta and Ontario, entries were 20% more than expected. The competition was
fierce and exciting in all Divisions with many Champions present. What a
setting! Held at the Cascades Casino & Coast Hotel, it was like a ‘mini
Vegas’. You could stay right at the Tournament site, all play was in a Ball
Room setting upstairs and if luck wasn’t going your way there, you could always
test the waters downstairs in the Casino. Thanks to the great job done by the
Tournament Crew of Bill Unwin and staff, the Director Chris Kelly and the Refs
headed by Jeff Phythian, the Tourney ran smooth and on time, from start to
The Mens A Advanced Singles was a ‘re-match’. Steve Cherewyk –
2004 Canadian Champion versus Dave Martin – 2005 Canadian Champion. Both from
Calgary AB, Dave lost to Steve in the Finals of the 2004 Canadian Championships
in Toronto before winning in the 2005 Finals with 5 straight ERO runouts. This
time, it was Dave over Steve. Doug Foster of Salmon Arm, BC finished third with
a great win over Stan Tourangeau – bar box legend and four time Canadian
Champion from Vancouver BC who finished fourth. The B Open Singles was won by
Chad Deck Calgary AB and the C Standard Singles was won by Jeff Cannon Calgary
The Womens A Advanced Singles was won by MaryAnn McConnell of
Port Alberni BC, a longtime and very accomplished Pool and Snooker player.
Making it to the Finals certainly wasn’t easy in this event either.
Congratulations to Candis Penalung of Kamloops BC who had to get past Andrea
Wilson – 2005 Western and 2005 Canadian Champion from Victoria BC who finished
third. The B Open Singles was won by Kara Leonard of Calgary AB.
The A Advanced Mens Team was another dogfight. Top dog this time
was the experienced team Greene Machine (Al Greenlee, Steve Cherewyk, Danny
Gilbert, Russ Whittle and Barry Hooey) – 2005 Western Champions of Calgary AB
over the young guys from Juice Box Productions ( Mark Downey, Raj Chana, James
Coutoteille, Chad Deck, Brandon Shreves and Jeff Cannon) also from Calgary AB.
Finshing third were the Dragons (Curtis Bech, Larry Wilson, Bobby Lee, Morris
Lee, and Yudy Lee) from Victoria BC who bested the Mix (David Harry, Tommy
Harry, Randy McFarland, Christian Carroll and Ken Chung) from Nanaimo BC. The B
Open Mens Team was won by the Stickmen (George Leroux, Chuck Kennedy, Ricco
Masrshal, Doug Beaver and Terry England) from Kamloops BC and the C Standard
Mens Team was won by the Classics (Darren Hutchinson, Jules Russo, James Mohr,
Rick Campbell, Donald Parson, Mike Johnson, and Ed Johnson) from Victoria BC.
Judging by the noise and excitement, the Womens Teams may have
had the most fun of all. Winning the A Advanced was the Killer “B”s (Kathie
MacDonald, MaryAnn McConnell, Janice Stromar, Michelle Gamble, and Andrea
Wilson) from Nanaimo BC over the Eagles (Bena Robinson, Tracy Dales, Leanne
Dales, Jen Bodner, Bonnie Caskey and Ingrid Cline) from Victoria BC. Finishing
third was the Chalk It Up team (Danielle Lacamell, Peggy Sexsmith, Brenda
Reeves, Tania Kozsan, Joyce Hall and Helen Volos) from Maple Ridge BC. The B
Open was won by the Panthers (Candis Penaluna, Nadine Sutanto, Barb Leroux,
Deborah Howell, Michelle Jones and Michelle Dimond) from Kamloops BC.
In the Scotch Doubles, it was the team of Candis Penalung and
George Leroux from Kamloops BC who took the top cash and the Falcon cues in the
Finals over Tammy Anderson and Steve Cherewyk of Calgary AB.
Special thanks to the Cascades Casino & Coast Plaza for
hosting us and all the Vendors and Sponsors who help make an Event like this
possible – Falcon Cues, Q’s 4 Less, Rockie’s Pool Accessories, Axis Custom
Embroidery, West Coast Extraction Systems, U-Can-Cover and Jeff Phythian for
the Event Banner.
The CCS would also like to thank the Leagues and Players who
supported this first ever Championship. The 2nd Annual will be held at the same
place - the Cascades Casino & Coast Hotel in Langley BC Jan 31st to Feb
4th, 2007. Mark your calendar and help spread the word. It’ll be bigger and
FINAL RESULTS (select a link below)