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RESULTS: Sunshine State 8-Ball Tournament

Category : Event

RESULTS:  Chalk’s Cheap wins State Tournament!

2012 Sunshine State 8-Ball Champions

 Pictured above: Jesus Borjas, Scott Nodel, Sam Kantar, Jeff Hughes, Johnny Aguilera

Our top guys played fearlessly throughout the tournament, making it to the hotseat and winning the event undefeated in the true double elimination format. In a tense final match Sunday afternoon, the guys were down 5 – 2. Just when it looked like they might have to play two matches, the guys never gave up and fought their way back to a hill-hill nail-biter with Jeff Hughes matched up against “Miami Randy” Epperson. Not to let the spectators down, both players were determined to win one way or the other. In the end, Hughes got to the eight-ball before Epperson to win the game, the match and first place in the 2012 Sunshine State 8-Ball Tournament!  Great job guys! We’re proud of you all!

 No Butts takes 3rd!

From the left: Al Cashwell, Don Walker, Ken Lee, Brandon Howard, Jerry Sotelo.

Perhaps the real story of the event was the incredible third place finish by No Butts! Few people gave this team much chance of making past the first few rounds, let alone to the semi-finals. But by mid-tournament day, No Butts was in stroke and by the end of the day, No Butts was one of three teams still standing. The last match of the night the team was down 7-3 playing against COZ (Curse of Zeno), the strong Stuart team with Zeno, Justin Gilsnan and master player Steve Ross. It was beginning to look like no more for No Butts. However, the pool gods were witih the guys on this night. They went on to win the next six games in a row putting No Butts in the Sunday semi-finals! 

With little time to warm up, the Sunday lunchtime match came quickly. The guys got off to a slow start and the experienced team from Miami, including Randy Epperson, Danny Green, Ted Harris and Chief Dave took advantage. Although disappointed not to play their fellow Palm Beach ACS members in the finals, No Butts nonetheless had a terrific time, and proved to be a truly winning team! In the words of team captain Al Cashwell, “We may have to leave early today but we sure sent a lot of people home yesterday!”  GREAT JOB!!!  We’re all so proud!

Johnny Aguilera wins the Men’s Singles 8-Ball event!  Jerry Sotelo finishes 5th

Playing in his first ACS tournament, Johnny Aguilera stopped some strong competition, including Jerry Sotelo, who was playing strong all day, in a close hill-hill match. Johnny also stopped the likes of “Miami Randy” Epperson and Danny Green. Johnny played tough throughout the entire weekend event. Jerry was eventually knocked out by Green. Way to go, Johnny and Jerry!

Victorya’s Secrets finished fourth!

This was the first event for this time. The women have been playing together for only two months. Congratulations to Sandi Wendel, Robin Bogs, Alicia DeAbreu, Alicia Borjas, Jackie Hughes and Mimi McAndrews. 

Look for more indepth articles coming soon on AZ Billiards and In Stroke Magazine.

Go to 2012 Gallery for more pictures, courtesy of Ken Lee.

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The Sunshine State 8-Ball Tournament is moving to the east coast this year and will be hosted by Ultimate Billiards. Singles (men’s and women’s divisions), Scotch Doubles (Jack/Jill), and 5-person Team categories (men’s and women’s). This event is open to players from ALL leagues (ACS, BCA, APA, VALLEY, TAP, NAPA, etc.).

$750 added to both Singles divisions
$750 added to both Team divisions
$300 added Scotch Doubles

2012 State Tournament Registration Info
Lodging

Teams must have 3 original members.  Each player must have played 6 matches during one session.

 


Thanks to everyone for being sharked!

Category : Event , Thursday

Thanks to all who came out to shark and be sharked at the Shark ’em tournament last week. Congrulations to Mike Sr. (Dolezel), owner of Palm Beach Billiards, for withstanding the annoying comments about the room, the food, the beer (or lack of it), the ceiling tiles (or lack of them), and the hearing aid that he turns off when it gets to be too annoying (“Can you hear me, Mike? Can you hear me yet?”)!

Paul, the mob Soprano and best dressed pool player Cerini, finished second, refusing to give up the whereabouts of missing teamster Jimmy Hoffa. And he was finally outed when it was discovered that the supposedly geniune Italian leather shoes that he polishes every day were in fact K-Mart blue-light specials!

Matt motor mouth Kaplan finished a brave third, despite all the gas noise (okay, it was really from the f * rt machine, courtesy of Al Cashwell).

Rumors and requests abound that we may do this again sometime in the not so far future!  Stay tuned.


2012 Top Guns & BB Guns Tournament

Category : Event , Thursday

“Can you hang?”                                       

Thursday, May 10th @ Slate Billiards   Play starts at 7:30 p.m.
(Arrive early to practice and sign up.)

TOP GUNS
$150-added.
$15 entry. 100% payout. Cash and Top Gun trophy. Entry into the Top Guns Tournament is open to the top 16-ranked players on Thursday night. Any open slots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis from any other ACS players at the event. So if you want to compete with the league’s top players but are not in the top 16, or do not play on Thursday night, be sure to show up (or email us in advance) as we typically have open spots. This event may be handicapped.

Format:  8-Ball. Race to 3 both sides. (Some players may be required to race to 4).
Modified double elimination:  We will play down to two on each side, then redraw into a single elimination bracket.

Eligible Top 16

Hughes, Jeff    93
Kantar, Sam    89
Filippelli, Chris 89
Borjas, Jesus  85
Nodell, Scott   80
Woessner, Frank  80
Sotelo, Jerry  80
Brady, Bob    80
Cashwell, Al  79
Gordon, Chris  78
Monjiovi, Bryan 77
Peterson, Scott  76
Rodrigues, Rick 75
Sungail, John     75
Haro, Josue       75
Lee, Ken      75

B-B GUNS
$100-added.
  $10 entry. 100% payout. This is event is open to all 2011-2012 Palm Beach ACS members who do not qualify for the Top Guns Tournament.  Any non-ACS player can enter for $15. The highest finishing ACS member will receive the BB Guns trophy.  (Any player who is eligible to play in Top Guns, either by ranking or known skill level is not qualified to play in the BB Guns event.) This event may be handicapped.

Format:  8-Ball. Race to 3 winners side, race to 2 one-loss side.
Modified double elimination:
  We will play down to two on each side, then redraw into a single elimination bracket.


ACS National Championship in Las Vegas, May 5 – 11, 2012

Category : Event

Any one thinking about going to the ACS Nationals in Las Vegas should contact us immediately if you have not already done so.  All divisions, singles, doubles, team 8-Ball and 9-Ball.  Held at the newly revamped Tropicana Hotel!


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