Wild West Shootout

Wildwest Shootout October 3-4, 2009

Shane Van Boening

Shane Van Boening

With 150 entries in the Open Division and 39 in the Women’s saw fierce competition to make the final 32 and 16 on Sunday. A redraw saw the women’s tournament finish around 7 pm with Jana Montour winning $715 for 1st place.

In the Open Division Shane Van Boening breezed into the finals to play Tyler Edey with Van Boening coming out on top with $2900 for first place.

OTBnTV was there to live stream the action of the Wild West Shootout both days. You can view the matches at www.otbntv.com/WWSO10-09.html

Results from Leo Degarda

The Wild West Shootout in Great Falls, MT took place on October 3, 4, & 5. There were 141 Open division and 42 Ladies division competitors. This was possibly the strongest field to ever come to Great Falls, and arguably Montana.

Beginning with mini tournament and Calcutta action on Friday night, it was pretty much non-stop action all weekend. In addition to the tournament matches, we had Shane Van Boening taking on anyone who wanted to play on our Diamond 9ft Smart table. Jana Montour, the eventual ladies division champion was one of the few, if not the only one to get a game off of him.


Jana Montour

Thanks to the Barnes Family who provided all of the added money, venue, food and drinks for the weekend. Classic 50’s also helped us out and provided a space for our over flow.  On October 1, 2009, Montana instituted its clean indoor air act which means that all public establishments are non-smoking, including the 8 Ball In. With this, the 8 Ball plans a remodel and Diamond 7′ Smart tables.

The final 8 Ladies featured Veronica St. Germaine, Lori Warnell, Mary Garcia, Linda Asleson, Sky Tigart, Janet Dunks, Debbie Snook, and Jana Montour. These ladies all battled hard and earned their finals spots out of 42 terrific ladies.  Thanks Ladies. In the end however, it came down to Jana having to defeat Debbie twice for the crown of 2009 Wild West Shootout Ladies Champion. Jana and Debbie did just that and had a 2 match battle, and Jana emerged victorious.

The Open division final 32 featured many great players like Shane Van Boening, Tyler Edey, Stan Tourangeau, Edwin Montal, and Nick Kruger, just to name a few . Also a Thanks to all the other great players in the final 32 and those who didn’t make the finals.

The final match put Tyler Edey having to defeat Shane Van Boening twice. It was a great effort but Tyler fell 5-3 in the first set. There were so many great matches before and during the finals, it is impossible to write in one article. We had OTBn TV doing live streaming and recording matches. I would suggest that if you would like to see some of the matches, go to www.otbntv.com.

The 8 Ball In has several events throughout the year, for more info on upcoming events, go to www.8ballin.com. We are scheduled to host the Wild West 9-ball Shootout on March 19, 20, &21, 2010, check out the 8 Ball’s website or The Break’s website. By then, we should also have Diamond Smart Tables in place.

Once again Thanks to all players, fans, family, and others who attended this event. I have heard your concerns, and will do what I can to continue to make this a great event.

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