Now sanctioned and staged by the new CCS –
Canadian Cue Sport Association, the 3rd Annual Western Canadian
8 Ball Championships were held Jun 9 – 12th, 2005 at
the Acadia Recreation Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Unusual for June and Calgary,
it rained and rained. It wasn't good outside but inside the Players and Teams
by all accounts had a great time.
This Year's Championships were extremely well
supported by the participating Leagues, particularly from Prince George
(Nicholson Billiards), Fort McMurray (Rook Billiards), Vancouver
Island (VIPL) and the Vancouver area (Breakers
and North Fraser). There was good representation from across Western Canada,
the Event Site worked great, we had Table Lights once again, solid Tournament
Direction and probably the best ever Referee Crew. It was fun, it was exciting
and all prospects point to a even bigger turn out next year at the 4th
Annual in Calgary, April 27 – 30th, 2006.
Singles and Team Play were divisionalized into
A – Advanced, B – Open and C – Standard Finals Groups, with Cash Prizes and
Awards in each, after completion of preliminary double knockout brackets. 'CA'
Ranked Players and Teams were seeded into the A - Advanced Finals with all
Preliminary Bracket Winners receiving an extra Cash Prize.
In the Mens A – Advanced Singles Event,
Kevin Osborn (Calgary), having lost his very first match to Garey
Kirkland (Calgary), marched all the way to the Finals and the Title by wins
over Barry Hooey (Calgary), Ron Scholton (Prince George), Leslie Thomas (Prince
George), Steve Cherewyk – former National Champion (Calgary), Mike Harry (Mill
Bay), Dave Martin – reigning National Champion (Calgary), PJ Massicotte
(Calgary) and finally Danny Gilbert (Calgary) in two sets.
That's a lot of pool and determination!
In the Womens A – Advanced Singles Event,
it was Andrea Wilson (Victoria) adding the Western Title to
the National Title she had won this past January. Andrea started with wins over
Shantelle Farrell (Calgary) and Katrina D'Haene (Calgary), lost to Candy
Durocher (Prince George) in the A Final, but got back on track with wins over
Maria Downey (Calgary) in the B Final and a two set win in a very well played
Finals over Candy Durocher (Prince George).
In the Scotch Doubles Event,
it was all Calgary this time as Steve Cherewyk and Tammy Anderson
won out over Pete Sky and Cari Swan to take the top cash and
the Joss Cues.
In the Mens A – Advanced Team Event,
last year's winners and former Vegas Masters Champions, the Greene Machine
(Calgary) showed once again they know how to get the green. They
went undefeated over the Rook Oilers (Fort McMurray), the Bonnet Hill Bastards
(Prince George), Easy Balls (Calgary) and the Esquimalt One's (Victoria) before
losing to Team Karma (Calgary) in the first set of the Finals.
In true Champion form, they regrouped in a hard fought and very close final set
for the Title.
In the Womens A - Advanced Team Event,
after completion of a Round Robin, three Teams were still in the hunt. In very
close Matches, Cue As A Button (Prince George) lost to Stick Women
(Calgary) who in turn were bested by Wooda, Kooda, Shooda
(Calgary) for the Title.
Canadian Cue Sport Productions wishes to thank
the Acadia Recreation Centre for hosting us once again, Gary
Benson of High Country Promotions for the 40
Valley Tables, Jeff Phythian of Smart Start Billiard
School for the ACS certified Referee Crew and
Chris Kelly of Dk Tek for the usual on time and
flawless Tournament Direction. Having lost the PA System on
Day 2, you know a Tourney is well planned and directed when nobody notices and
it still proceeds without a hitch.
We'd also like to thank Joss Cues
(Scotch Doubles Cue Prizes), JB's Pins 'N Things (Official
Event Apparel), Q's 4 Less (Juniors Cue Raffle), Jason
Lockhardt (Cue Service), Joanne Ashton (Billiard
Apparel), Paul Hansen (Billiards Merchandise) and Quality
Trophies for all their great support. The Juniors Raffle
of a $1250 Meucci ME-14 Cue provided by Q's 4 Less was won by Rick Gallant of
We congratulate all the Singles and Team
Champions and wish them the best of luck as, courtesy of the CCS
Added paid Trips, they go on to compete in the 11th Annual CCS
Canadian National 8 Ball Championships to be held July 12 – 15th,
2006 in Toronto, Ontario.
Great news for the CCS Western Leagues!
The CCS is extremely pleased to announce the 1st Annual British Columbia 8
Ball Championships to be held January 26 – 29th, 2006
at the brand new, 80 Room Cascade Casino in Langley, BC.
For more information on all five of the CCS
Championships in Canada for 2005/06, visit their website at
FINAL RESULTS (select a link below)
PRIOR YEAR'S RESULTS: