(l to r) Jeff Boucher(A), Janet Dunks(A), Doug Asleson (Tournament Director), Carol Todd(B) and Jesse Dalton(B)
State Finals Report ...
by Doug Asleson, Tournament Director
The 2002 Montana State BCA Singles Championships were held October 18-20 in Billings. The calcutta was held Friday night at Bullwackers and qualifying matches were held Saturday at Charlie Browns and Bullwackers. The finals were played at Bullwackers on Sunday. Entries were up dramatically over last year in the men's division and the women's division held about the same.
Jeff Boucher (Helena) won the Men's A Division going undefeated through the tournament. Dan Hamper (Helena) stood off a strong challenge from Dave Schwartz (Billings) to compete for the championship but lost to his friend, Jeff, in the Championship match.
Janet Dunks (Butte) was crowned the Ladies A division champion defeating Sky Tigart (Great Falls) in the championship match 4-0. Janet was undefeated in the tournament. Sky defeated defending champion Linda Asleson (Billings) twice 4-3 in the finals in Sunday to move to the championship match.
Jesse Dalton (Billings) bested 53 players in the men's B division defeating Gary Steinman (Darby) in the championship match. Jesse defeated Nick Carlson (Laurel) on the loser out side and then had to beat Gary twice in a hard fought championship match.
Carol Todd (Billings) defeated Michelle Garcia (Butte) to win the Ladies B division title. Wendy Bartleson (Billings) finished third.
The tournament went extremely smooth due to some tremendous help from sponsors, volunteers and players all working together to make this a great event. Play concluded by 6 pm on Sunday. See results and calcutta pay out listed.
Plans are in the works for next years State Tournament to be held mid to late October. Special thanks to Cheese for playing in and supporting our tournament.
|MEN'S A DIVISION
Ervin Mettler(4th), Dan Hamper(2nd) Jeff Boucher(1st) Dave Schwartz(3rd)
|WOMENS A DIVISION
(l to r) Morgan Steinman(4th), Janet Dunks(1st), Doug Asleson (Tournament Director), Linda Asleson(3rd), Sky Tigart(2nd)
|2ND||SKY TIGART||GREAT FALLS||$300||$310|
|MENS B DIVISION
(l to r) Doug Asleson(4th), Nick Carlson(3rd), Jesse Dalton(1st), Gary Steinman(2nd)
|WOMENS B DIVISION
(l to r) Michelle Garcia(2nd), Carol Todd(1st), Doug Asleson (Tournament Director), Laurie McDonald(4th)
|2ND||MICHELLE GARCIA||BUTTE||$150||$ 79|
|3RD||WENDY BARTLESON||BILLINGS||$100||$ 63|
|4TH||LAURIE MCDONALD||BILLINGS||$ 75||$ 31|
|$ 40||$ 16|
Men's A Champions
(l to r) Bob DeRoeck,
Women's A Champions
(l to r) Mary Garcia,
Men's B Champions
(l to r) Ken Anderson,
Women's B Champions
( l to r) Linda Ketchum,
Four state pool champions were crowned Sunday in the inaugural
Montana State BCA Singles Championships.
Dan Hamper, from Helena, won the Men's State A Championship completing the tournament undefeated. He defeated Ryan Grimm in the Championship match. Grimm advanced to the finals coming through the losers bracket by defeating Jeff Boucher of Helena and Bob DeRoeck of Billings in very close matches.
Linda Asleson, from Billings, is the Women's State A Division Champion. She was undefeated in the finals on Sunday. The runner up was Janet Dunks, from Butte. Asleson won the championship in a close 4 to 3 match, Also placing were 3rd place Mary Garcia of Butte and 4th Sky Taggart of Great Falls.
Curtis Allen won the Men's B Division Tournament defeating Ken Anderson of Butte. Allen was undefeated in the Sunday finals. Also placing were 3rd place Jerry Love, Billings and Keith Abel from Chinook who took 4th place.
Valerie Weber, of Billings won the Women's B Division with a very close match with Judy Larango from Anaconda. Larango came through the losers bracket to defeat Weber once but could not beat her twice. Third place went to Linda Ketchum of Billings with 4th place going to Sharon Torske of Billings.
Over $11,000 were awarded to players in the tournament. Play began Saturday morning and continued till Sunday afternoon. Players who competed were from throughout the state. The event was held in Billings at Bullwackers Billiards, The Seventeen Club and Charlie Brown's.
Next years event is scheduled for October in Billings.
MEN'S A DIVISION
1st $350 $944 Dan Hamper, Helena
2nd $300 $674 Ryan Grimm, Billings
3rd $250 $539 Bob DeRoeck, Billings
4th $150 $270 Jeff Boucher, Helena
5th $100 $135 Terry Bummer, Billings
5th $100 $135 Roland Barnes, Billings
7th $ 75 Pat White, Billings
7th $ 75 Joe Youpee, Poplar
WOMEN'S A DIVISION
1st $350 $624 Linda Asleson, Billings
2nd $300 $456 Janet Dunks, Butte
3rd $250 $356 Mary Garcia, Butte
4th $150 $178 Sky Taggart, Grt Falls
5th $100 $ 89 Sue Miller, Billings
5th $100 $ 89 Cat Hanson, Bozeman
MEN'S B DIVISION
1st $250 $523 Curtis Allen, Billings
2nd $200 $373 Ken Anderson, Butte
3rd $150 $299 Jerry Love, Billings
4th $l00 $149 Keith Abel, Chinook
5th $ 75 $ 75 Joe Zieske, Billings
5th $ 75 $ 75 Jason Dawes, Butte
7th $ 50 Jesse Dalton, Billings
7th $ 50 Steve Hanson, Laurel
9th $ 30 Darren Frickel, Laurel
9th $ 30 Paul Aaby, Billings
9th $ 30 Doug Nash, Billings
9th $ 30 Mike Domme, Butte
WOMEN'S B DIVISION
1st $250 $179 Valeria Weber, Billings
2nd $200 $128 Judy Larango, Anaconda
3rd $150 $103 Linds Ketchum, Billings
4th $100 $ 51 Sharon Torske, Billings
5th $ 60 $ 26 Leighan Olson, Billings
5th $ 60 $ 26 Clara Tinagero, Billings