LARRY WILSON REPEATS; EDMONTON SHINES
From May 6 – 9th, 2004, over 900 players from all the Western Provinces and
Territories gathered at the Acadia Recreation Centre in Calgary, Alberta for
the 2nd Annual BCA Western Canadian Championships. With
entries way up in nearly every event, they came to 190 in Singles, 48 in Scotch
Doubles and 127 in Team play. $1800 was added to the Women’s events and $6000
for the new Western Champions in each event to compete at the 2005 CCS –
Canadian Cue Sport Association Nationals in Toronto next January.
Another great turnout and truly a Western Championship! Entries were up 50%
overall with 46 different cities and towns represented from every corner of
Western Canada. With double the tables to play on (80), a smoke free facility,
a great job done by the Tournament Director - Chris Kelly, and lots of new
competition, all made for another very fun and exciting tournament.
Team and Singles play was divisionalized into A,B,C groups with cash prizes and
awards in each after completion of preliminary double knockout brackets.
In the Men’s A Team event, the Greene Machine of Calgary
got the most `green’ and the title by going undefeated against The Magoos –
Kamloops, All About the Box – Calgary, Graham’s Gavels – Calgary and twice
defeating Rosario’s Mixed Nuts from Edmonton. In the Women’s
A Team event, Edmonton got their revenge with the
Q Club Still Waiting team defeating the perennial champions from
Calgary called Back For More.
In the Men’s A Singles event, Larry Wilson from Victoria,
after losing his very first match against Nick Kruger – Calgary, successfully
defended his title by winning over Doug Petrie- Edmonton, Randy Bagot –
Winnipeg, Al Greenlee – Calgary, Garey Kirkland – Calgary, Darrell Stephens –
Calgary, Brad Poorman – Regina, Chad Sens – Regina, Jody Thornton – Medicine
Hat and finally Nick Kruger from Calgary in the re-match.
That’s doing it the hard way! In the Women’s A Singles event,
Jana Montour of Edmonton went undefeated against Julie
Moosewaypayo – Calgary, Andrea Wilson – Victoria, Mona Remedios – Edmonton, and
finally the well known Joanne Ashton of Calgary to snag the
In the ever popular Scotch Doubles event, the team of Josh
Silva and Bev Ashton from Calgary won out over Tony Young and
Twila Warwarick from Edmonton to win the Falcon cues and top cash.
Canadian Cue Sport Productions wishes to thank the Acadia
Recreation Centre, Labatt’s Breweries, High Country Promotions, Falcon Cues,
Chalk & Cue magazine, Quality Trophy, JB’s Pins ‘N Things, Pyramid Press,
Great White Club, Smart Start Billiard School, DK Tek Software, and Jason
Lockhardt for all their great support.
Next year’s 3rd Annual Western 8 Ball Championships will be
sanctioned and staged by the new Canadian Cue Sport Association – CCS.
We congratulate all the new Champions and wish them the best of luck as they go
on to compete in the 10th Annual Canadian Nationals in Toronto
also to be sanctioned and staged by the new CCS. For more
information, visit the web site: www.cdnqsport.com or
call toll free (888) 278-4155.