Team Spain says OLA! and Jason Klatt
The 12th Annual Canadian National 8 Ball Championships were
held Easter Weekend April 4-7th 2007 at the DoubleTree International Plaza
Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. With representation once again from coast to coast,
we congratulate all the new Champions on their hard won Titles. Here are the
If you were from Newmarket ON, you didn’t know who to watch in the Finals.
Teams from the BigWigs League there had Teams playing in every Final!
In the A Advanced Division, it was Team Spain OLA!
from Calgary AB (Captain - Mike Burton, Kevin Beavis, Jeremy
Smith, Pete Sky and Dwayne Bjornstad) who came out on top. Always in the hunt,
they made the Finals in 2005 and were the CCS Western Advanced Division Champs
in 2006. In a very tough Finals match, they edged out the Brew Crew
from Newmarket ON (Captain – Rob Blair, Ken Botham, John
Black, Rob Brandenburg, Dan Doerner, Tol Kuy, Norm Glover and Dennis Rhodes),
who are no slouches either. In 2006, they were the CCS Canadian Open Division
Champs and the CCS Ontario Advanced Division Champs.
The B Open Division was won by No Mystix from
Victoria BC (Captain –DL Braithwaite, Luc Tremblay, Larry Wilson,
William Unwin, Andrea Wilson) over the Sauce Boys from Newmarket
ON (Captain - Colin Nobes, Wade Hill, Mike Fearon, Jim Horsley,
Peter Wagner and Ian Ogilvie).
The C Standard Division was won by Better Even
from Calgary AB (Captain – Greg Baker, Ernie Santos, Gerry
Pouliot, Mary Rayner, Marty Smith and Jeff Zubl) over the Big Spenders
from Newmarket ON (Captain – Oliver Howson, Brian Stewart,
Glen Roy, Rob Magill, Becky Beadro, and Roy Cillis).
In the A Advanced Division, it was Delicious from
Hamilton ON (Captain – Danielle Morris, Jane Adams, Sheryl
Richmond, Alicia Frampton and Elizabeth Kishimoto) who won out over Tony’s
Sharkettes from Cambridge ON (Captain – Angela
Davis, Brittany Bryant, Julie Smith, Lauren Thompson, and Jennifer Copeland) to
become the new National Champs. You could say that these Finals were a re-match
between these two Teams. Two months earlier, in the 2007 CCS Ontarios, it was
Tony’s Sharkettes who came out on top over Delicious in the Advanced Division.
The next round goes to ???
The B Open Division was won by O.I.D.M.S. from
Toronto ON (Captain Sandra MacAlister, Jasmine Borden, Brenda
Phillips-Ridge, Holly Purdon, Krista Brown and Josie Patini) over October
from Brampton ON (Captain – Carolina Fernandez, Zabrina
Wellman, Loreen Toutant and Dorothy Brown).
In the A Advanced division, being the last man standing is no
small feat. Doing it two years in a row has only been done by the legendary 4
time National Champion Stan Tourangeau from Vancouver BC. Twenty one year old,
Jason Klatt of Winnipeg MB did it in style going
unbeaten to prove last year’s title was no fluke. The Finals were all Manitoba
as Jason had to win out over well known Erik Hjorleifson of
Toronto ON, also originally from Winnipeg.
The B Open Division was won by Rob Blair
of Newmarket ON over Marty Smith of Calgary
The C Standard Division was won by Rob
Keating of Cambridge ON over Ryan Grant
from Charlottetown PEI.
In the A Advanced Division, it was a case of consistency and
perseverance. After 9 consecutive top 4 finishes since 1998, I can finally
announce that Denise Belanger of Toronto ON is
the new Nationals Champion! Denise won out over Janet Ritcey from
Dartmouth NS who showed great perseverance herself as she went
all the way after losing her very first match. Not a huge surprise though
considering that, in 2006, Janet was the ACS Vegas Open Division 8 Ball
Champion and the CCS Atlantic Champion.
The B Open Division was won by Jill Pitcher
from Caledon ON over Suzie Calabrese of Cambridge
In the 18 & Under Division, It was Pahdahsung Shognosh
from Wallaceburg ON over Matt Thibodeau from
In the 14 & Under Division, it was Joey
Furcotte from Angus ON it was who won out over
Ryan Machell from Keswick ON.
Special thanks to Falcon Cues who provided a
cue to each of the Champs and to Brian Bedford, the owner of
Dunlop Billiards in Barrie ON and a CCS Director,
who took time out from his own busy play schedule to look after the Juniors
Playing to the early hours of the morning, it was the Team of Rob
Brandenburg and Carrie Dwyer who won out over John Traverse
and Sharon Morrison to take the top cash and the Falcon
cues. Starting this year, the Scotch Doubles Event is changing to a pre-entry,
pre-scheduled format (A Advanced and B Open) which will put an end
to the late finishes.
The Canadian Cue Sport Association wishes to
thank the DoubleTree International Plaza Hotel for hosting us
once again, Hi Country Promotions of Las Vegas for the Valley
Tables and the usual stellar Tournament Direction by Gary Benson
himself, the ACS certified Referee Crew headed by Jeff
Phytian from Calgary AB and all the Sponsors – Labatt’s Lite,
Falcon Cues, Don Broos Cue Services, Q’s 4 Less and BDR Transfers.
The 2008 CCS Canadian National 8 Ball Championships
will be held on Easter Weekend March 18th – 22nd at the Doubletree
International Plaza Hotel in Toronto ON . For
more information, visit www.cdnqsport.com
or call toll free (403) 278-4180.
FINAL RESULTS (select a link below)
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