BCAPL Crowns Winners

(Photo of Men’s Open Singles Winner Alex Aroz. Courtesy of Bad Boys Billiard Productions)

Southwest Regional Winners

Over Labor Day Weekend at the stunning Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona the first BCAPL Southwest Regional Championship kicked off to a very promising start with approximately 250 players.

The inaugural $6,000 added BCAPL regional event was open to both BCAPL and USAPL league players and non-league current player members. Bad Boys Billiard Productions provided the 40 Diamond 7’ Smart Tables and were the onsite acting tournament directors.

The players participated in the following divisions: beginners coed singles (that was open exclusively to AZ 4-6 rated players only), women’s open singles, men’s open singles, coed advanced / master singles, women’s teams and mixed / men’s teams. Although the field was mainly from Arizona players traveled from California, Colorado, Idaho, Texas and New Mexico to name a few states represented. In fact Brenda Shilling who won the Women’s Open Singles traveled the farthest, from Minnesota, to play in the event.

In addition to the tournament, 5 time U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion and multi-World Champion Earl “The Pearl” Strickland performed an exhibition and answered questions from the audience. OnTheRail TV (www.ontherailtv.com) live streamed the entire 4 day event. Those who missed the live stream can still view all the action, which was taped, at http://www.ustream.tv/user/ontherail/videos .

Event producer, CueSports International (CSI) also utilized their state of the art online CueSports Tournament System (CTS). To view all of the brackets at the 2010 Southwest Regional in addition to all events which have been used on the CTS visit http://www.ctsondemand.com.


Men’s Open Singles:

1st $975 Alex Aroz (AZ)

2nd $700 John Flores (AZ)

3rd $400 Jim Rabatin (AZ)

4th $275 Frank Wellman (AZ)

5th-6th $170 Steve Hansen Sr. (TX) and Burt Balancad (AZ)

7th-8th $125 Peanut Hazelton (TX) and Leroy Ballentine (AZ)

9th-12th $75 Ed Parker (AZ), Scott Willoughby (TX), Ed Scott (AZ) and Travis Kennedy (AZ)

13th-16th $50 Jim Ornelas (CO), Jonathan Rowe (AZ), Junior Flores (AZ), and Shawn Begay (NM)

Women’s Open Singles

1st $600 Brenda Shilling (MN)

2nd $400 Tami Hathcock (AZ)

3rd $250 Bianca Lindahl (AZ)

4th $155 Char Alcott (AZ)

5th-6th $100 Cathy Kelley (AZ) and Diana Clayton (AZ)

7th-8th $75 Ebony Kelly (AZ) and Candy Zeleny (ID)

9th-12th $60 Veronica Poore (AZ), Peggy Hurst (AZ), Sherri Helton (AZ), and Leandrea Gaff (AZ)

Coed Advanced / Master Singles

1st $565 Nick DeLeon (AZ)

2nd $375 Mitch Ellerman (AZ)

3rd $225 Tony Confalone (AZ)

4th $150 Carlos Avalos (AZ)

5th– 6th $100 Larry Eans (AZ) and Bobby Emmons (AZ)

7th-8th $75 Jerry Stuckart (AZ) and Mark Griffin (NV)

Coed Beginner Singles (AZ 4-6 state rated only / no added to this division)

1st $115 Kevin Arco

2nd $80 Mike Gwinn

3rd $50 Milton David

4th $35 Gary Metoxen

5th-6th $20 Frenchy French and Tony Davis


Men’s Mixed Team

1st $1,415 “Tom Ryan’s” (members: JR Burkhart, Junior Flores, Dean Martin, Andy Peterson and Bill Vander Weyst)

2nd $850 “No Flash Photography” (members: Alex Aroz, Carlos Avalos, Jason Polk, and Brian Poore)

3rd $600 “Ballers” (members: Chad Barber, Ken Gouso, Jim Money, Jim Rabatin, and Jerry Stuckart)

4th $400 “Kolby’s Johnny’s” (members: John Bridges, John Halter, Harold Lyons, and Frank Wellman)

5th-6th $250 “The Heat” (members: Jaime Cole, Jonathan Rowe, George Rowe, and Todd Rowitz); “Hot Shots” (members: Don Brandt, Richie Daniels, Milton David, Ken Holgate and Ernie Moreno)

7th-8th $125 “Groggy’s” (members: Daniel Haselhorst, Chet Lahti, John Marquis, and Dave Seibert); “Northern Lounge” (members: Burt Balancad, Pat Dicker, Jerry Shearer, Chris Shenker, and Ron Weeks)

Women’s Team

1st $1,000 “It’s Fate” (members: Debbie Compton, Leandrea Gaff, Cathy Kelley, and Susan Williams)

2nd $600 “Bad AZZ Babes” (members: Sonia Flores, Tami Hathcock, Sophia Morquecho, and Veronia Poore)

3rd $350 “AZ Shooters” (members: Laura Boothroyed, Bianca Lindahl, Staci Silverman and Edwina Tortalita)

4th $150 “Lady Stingers” (members: Terri Johnson-McCauley, Claudia Justus, Ebony Kelly, and Kristie Ortega)

For more information about additional BCAPL state and regional events and CSI independent events visit the upcoming events section of the BCAPL website: http://playbca.com/Events/UPCOMINGEVENTS.aspx

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship.

Visit www.playcsipool.comwww.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

Susan Williams Wins

4th Stop of 2010

Susan Williams wins at Bullshooters in Phoenix

Susan Williams

The AWBT was back at their official home, Bullshooters, for the 4th stop of 2010. With $300 added to the Main event and $100 added to the Second Chance tournament, we had a good turnout. Thank you Bullshooters, Mike, Julie, Brooke and Jamie and the whole staff for your support.

The final eight players matched up as follows…Winners bracket: Susan Mello vs. Sara Miller, Susan Williams vs. Ashea Erdahl. Susan Mello and Susan Williams prevailed in their matches and would meet up in the hot-seat match. In the one-loss bracket…Barbara Lee vs. Samm Diep and Sunny Griffin vs. Jeri Engh. Samm and Sunny won their matches, so congratulations to Jeri and Barbara for finishing 7th/8th. Next round in the one-loss bracket saw Ashea vs. Samm and Sara vs. Sunny. Sara and Samm were the victors, so congratulations to Ashea and Sunny for finishing 5th/6th.

Susan Williams won the hot-seat match 7-3. So Susan Mello plays the winner of the first semi-final match between Samm and Sara. Samm won the match 7-5. Congratulations to Sara finishing in 4th place. Our second semi-final was between Samm and Susan Mello. Susan Mello won that match 7-3. Congratulations to Samm Diep finishing in 3rd place.

Final 8

The finals were a single race to 9. It started with Susan Mello wins the lag. Very quickly the match is even at 5-5. Mello wins the next two games making the score 7-5. Mello scratches on the break and Williams wins this one. Score is 7-6 Mello. Williams breaks and makes two balls and wins this one and the next. Score is now 8-7. Susan Williams gets to the hill first. Mello wins the next. We have a hill-hill match for the championship. Mello is breaking and makes a ball. She is hooked on the 1-ball and pushes out. Williams makes the 1-ball and then runs the rest of the balls and wins the match. Congratulations to Susan Williams for first place and Susan Mello for second place. Great match ladies!

Five women came back on Sunday to play in the $100 added, free 2nd chance tournament. The ladies played a round robin format and a race to 7. First Place & $70 went to Pearl Napa. Second Place & $50 went to Edwidge Cavanna and Third Place and $30 went to Pat Schultz. Congratulations ladies!

Our J. Pechauer custom cue, valued at $550, was raffled off and generated $241 for the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour. The winner of that beautiful cue was Ray Arreola. Thank you to all the folks that bought a raffle ticket. We appreciate your support.

Thank you to CueSports International for donating 8 new “Magic Racks”. The ladies used them at this event and they were well received. We will be using them the rest of this season.

This event’s drawing using our spinning wheel gave free t-shirts to Susan Mello, Ashea Erdahl, Diana Clayton, Alicia “Pocahontas” Streenz, Samm Diep and Kathleen Lawless.

Billie Grace Carman was our “Lucky Loser” this time around and she will receive free entry into our next event in September at Bullshooters.

Our next stop is Bullshooters on September 25th & 26th. Hope to see you all there!
Place $$ Earned Name
1st $250 Susan Williams
2nd $150 Susan Mello
3rd $100 Samm Diep
4th $60 Sara Miller
5-6th $40 Sunny Griffin, Ashea Erdahl
7-8th $30 Jeri Engh, Barbara Lee