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Congratulations to the 8-Ball Doubles Teams Who Will Compete At Nationals 

The South Orange County APA will be sending three 8-ball doubles teams (The 1st and 2nd Place teams from the qualifier tournament and the Fall Doubles League Division Winner)) to Vegas during the National Team Championships in August...GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS!
The APA 8-Ball Doubles Championship

Click here for National Tournament Information

Here are the results of the 8-Ball Doubles Qualifier held at Coconuts Cafe on Monday, May 31...

1st Place
($100 entry + $70 cash):
Steve Styck & Patrick McElligott

2nd Place
($100 entry + $30 cash):
Ben MacGregor & Matt Lee

3rd Place ($30 cash):
Bill Toy & Chantel Osuna

 


8-Ball Southwest Challenge

Diana Nunn, Franco Blanchard, Dana Shinpo

 

South County Team Finishes in 2nd Place, Taking Home $2,400!

 



2008 Team Nationals

August 15-23, 2008
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

8-Ball Doubles Championship

The first South County APA team to kick off the 2008 APA Team Nationals was Alter Ego, the team of Meghan Knox and Bill Toy. Their first match started on Friday, 8/15 at noon. The race to four games went back and forth with both teams reaching the "hill" with the seventh and deciding game making it a great match to watch. It looked as though Alter Ego would get another chance at the table as their opponents were up against a tough shot. Unfortunately they were able to pull it off and get out of the rack, defeating Alter Ego 4-3. Alter Ego’s next match was another back and forth battle, again going to the hill only to watch their opponent run out...maybe next year.

9-Ball Open Team Championships (Aug 15-18)

Hail No! (who plays out of the Shooters host location), based on the number of teams and their final standings of 65th place, probably finished the strongest of the South Orange County teams. Going five rounds, they won their first two matches, then lost one, won another and then lost their final match around 4 a.m. on Sunday night/Monday morning. Hail No started off strong by winning the first two rounds fairly easily. Round 3 was a little different though as they did not have their best game but still gave it a fight. Being part of a single modified elimination tournament gave Hail No another bite at the apple. Round 4 they again gained there swagger to pull off the victory and head to an 11 p.m. match up that eventually ended their incredible run.

Masters Championship (Aug 18-20)

The Masters event is a non-skill level race to 7 (each individual match). Once your team reaches a point total that your opponents cannot reach, the match is over. Seven Out (Doug Masiero, Isaac Wooten, Chris Nicholas) started the tournament strongly only having to play 2 of the 3 players. The next round required all 3 players to step up and they did. Chris, who did not shoot the first round thanks to his teammates, showed why he was anchoring this strong team as he easily defeated his opponent. The next round the team faced a strong team and were unable to pull off the win. Fortunately they were playing in a modified single format which gave them another chance. Moving to the next matchup this also went 3 rounds but team Seven Out was too strong for their opponent and pulled out the victory. In what would be their final round, Seven out fought every rack but was unable to overcome the other team. Finishing in 33rd place Seven Out proved worthy in their first appearance on the Masters stage. 

8-Ball Open Team Championships (Aug 18-23)

Flatt Out (a.k.a. Mother Buckers) came out of the gate with a Round 1 schedule starting Monday night. Vince Newlan started the team off with a victory giving them a 1-0 lead. Next up was the captain Josh Flatt who struggled at first against a strong player but eventually fought back only to come up a little bit short. Tied 1-1 Jared Linge lost his match to the other team’s captain. Down 2-1 Flatt Out looked to Will Borden to keep hope alive but against some unfortunate rolls, Flatt Out lost their 3rd match which put them in a “do or die” match the next round. Again they started out strong as James Haslip rocked his opponent with a break and run to wrap up his match. Up next was Jonathan Higginson who played a relaxed and controlled game which proved most true when he nailed a full table 8-ball that sweetly rolled into the pocket. Eli Veach was up next against a very strong 5 and they had a back and forth match but in the end Eli’s opponent squeaked this one out. In the 4th match the team looked again to Will, losing no faith in his ability to close things out as he has done before. Against another 5 the game went back and forth but on a much needed 8-ball and some sharking by the other team Will calmly sank the final 8-ball keeping his team alive in the tournament. Playing again at 6 pm there was little rest to be had. In what would be their final NTC match Vince, Jonathan, Doug, Will and James gave everything they had and came up a game short to continue in the tournament.

9-Ball Doubles Championship

The final team to start their tournament was the 9-ball Doubles team Chalk Is Cheap (Max Ahmadi & Adam Fukushima). The 1st match (Wed, Aug 20, 11 am) started off quickly with a lead vs their opponent and looked to move smoothly into the next round. Unfortunately the pool gods had other thoughts. As it happens, things don’t always roll your way and as Adam and Max learned painfully during the remainder of this match. Needing only 3 balls to win the match they sat back and watched as their opponent either hooked them or ran out. The next round did not fair much better, but some days it rolls your way and sometimes it doesn’t.
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pgs. xx-yy) for more pictures of the event!
 

 

Boys vs. Girls Tournament

(Saturday, August 2, 2008) Shooters, Mission Viejo – On a beautiful summer’s day in August, an age old question was about to be answered, who is the superior sex…men or women? The day started as expected with the main game table being temporarily unavailable so the event moved into the back room of the bar. Upon assessing the situation the men acted quickly to prepare the room for competition. By moving obstacles and fixing lighting issues the men came to the rescue again and the day could now start.
 
The Boys
 
versus
 
The Girls

     A little bit after 12 PM, Liza flipped the coined and the games were on. The boys posted first and came out of the gate with a big gun in John Morrin (SL 6); and the girls countered with Diana Nunn (SL 4). The match was closer than some thought as John started off slowly but pulled off the tough win. In Match 2, the girls posted heavy hitter Ginger Amalong (SL 6) in an even race vs. Jeff Youschak (SL 6). Although Ginger got a break-n-run and got to the hill first, Jeff pulled it out after being motivated by an “Uh-Oh. Somebody got beat by a girl!” sticker that girlfriend Krystal smacked on his butt. The boys were winning 2-0, and Match 3 was “make or break” for the girls. Meghan Knox (SL 4) pulled off a 4-2 race win over Sam Bernal (SL 2), giving the girls life. In Match 4, Liza Gazmen (SL 6) vs. Anthony DeRosa (SL 3) entered a 5-2 race, which looked to be one sided as Liza won the first 4 games to get on the hill. But Anthony held strong to win the next 2 games and pull off the victory to give the 8-ball round to the guys.

     The 9-ball match started quickly afterwards, as the girls posted Krystal Poss (SL 3) vs. Jim Stanley (SL 5). Jim started strong giving the guys a 16-4 lead. But the girls countered with Chantel Osuna (SL 2) when the guys posted Cesar Brandes (SL 6). Chantel scored 14-6 moving the girls to within 4 points (22-18). In Match 3, the girls put up Ginger (SL 6) and in a daring move the guys went with Daryl Richardson (SL 3), and the gamble paid off as Daryl won 13-7 giving the guys a 10 point lead (35-25). In Match 4, the guys posted Jeff Youschak (SL 6) and the girls countered with Liza (SL 7), who was able to pull off a 15-5 win and tie the team score 40-40. Match 5 would be a meeting of old foes who played in the 8-ball match, Meghan vs. Sam, with the winner deciding who the winning 9-ball team would be. It was a close back and forth battle that was won by Sam pulling off the final victory for the boys. Now all that needs to be settled is …when will dinner be served?
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pgs. 30-31) for pictures of the event!
 

 

2008 Spring Top Gun Tournament Results

The Top Gun Tournaments are the session-ending tournaments in both 8-ball and 9-ball formats, where players who participated throughout weekly team play have a chance to compete individually and be named the Top Gun.

8-Ball Top Gun
(July 19, 2008) Coconuts Cafe, Capistrano Beach 
– Twenty-one South OC players competed in this modified single elimination event. Congratulations to John Morrin for taking first place and receiving a cue, $100 singles board entry and $60 cash. Frankie Barajas took second place and also received a $100 singles board entry plus $10 cash. Finishing in 3rd place and receiving $50 was Jim Stanley. Finishing in 4th-5th place and receiving $25 in cash each was Isaac Wooten and Stan Wylazlowski. The top finisher from the backside of the board was Jeff Youschak who received $20 cash. Congratulations to Krystal Poss, the highest finishing female player. As the top finishers, both John and Krystal will participate in the 1st Annual "Battle of the Sexes" Tournament on August 2nd.

John Morrin
1st Place Top Gun
2009 Spring Singles Regional Qualifier

Frankie Barajas
2nd Place Top Gun
2009 Spring Singles Regional Qualfifier
Visit the Photo Gallery (pg. 28-29) for more photos of the event.

9-Ball Top Gun
(July 20, 2008) Mulligans Sports Bunker, San Clemente
– Fourteen South OC players competed in this modified single elimination event. Congratulations to Jim Stanley for taking first place and receiving a cue, $100 singles board entry and $30 cash. Jeff Youschak took second place and received $80 cash. Finishing in 3rd place and receiving $15 cash each were Diana Nunn and Meghan Knox. As the top finishers, both Jim and Diana will participate in the 1st Annual "Battle of the Sexes" Tournament on August 2nd.
 

Jim Stanley
1st Place Top Gun
2009 Spring Singles Regional Qualifier

Jeff Youschak
2nd Place Top Gun
Visit the Photo Gallery (pg. 29-30) for more pictures of the event!

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2008 8-Ball LTC

(June 14-15, 2008) Coconuts Cafe, Capistrano Beach – Fourteen 8-ball teams, each consisting of 5-8 men and women players, qualified for this event, with only one team advancing to the 2008 8-Ball National Team Championships. After two long days of competition, the Mother Buckers team (consisting of captain Josh Flatt, Vincent Newlan, Eli Veach, Will Borden, Jonathan Higginson, Jared Linge, James Haslip and Doug Masiero) competed in the finals against the returning ’07 champs Blue Dolphin (consisting of captain Nathan Igo, Chris Igo, Chad Lucewicz, Baron Domey, Jonathan Meadows, Alex Kirkpatrick and Brad Cameron).
Mother Buckers started off strong with a 2-0 lead from Vince and Eli, needing only one more match to advance to nationals. Then in the 3rd match, Blue Dolphin’s captain posted himself to a victory to keep their repeat appearance in sight. In the 4th match, Blue Dolphin’s Chad Lucewicz, claiming to have invincible “tiger vision” that day, played against Mother Bucker’s giant Doug Masiero. Although Chad was able to get to the hill for his match, Doug eventually had his opportunity to close out the match and send his team to the National Championships in Las Vegas (August 18-23).
 

8-Ball LTC Winner and National Qualifier
Mother Buckers
(from L to R) Captain Josh Flatt, Jared Linge, Eli Veach, Doug Masiero, Jonathan Higginson, Will Borden, Vince Newlan, James Haslip (absent)
 Visit http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc.html for more information and national onsite coverage of these events!
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pages 22-27) for more coverage of the event!

2008 9-Ball LTC

(June 8-9, 2008) Mulligans Sports Bunker, San Clemente – Eight South OC teams competed in this event, with qualifying teams including the two Playoff Finalist teams from the ’07 Summer, ’07 Fall and ’08 Spring sessions, and only one team advancing to nationals.

The 9-Ball LTC was also a 2-day event, with the dramatic final match taking approximately four hours as it went to the 5th match after a 2-2 tie to decide a winner. The Hail No! team (consisting of captain Jim Stanley, Greg Stanton, Stan Wylazlowski, Evan Huck, Vicki Beasley, David Holder, Daryl Richardson and Kimberly Pelton) competed not only in the first round but also in the final match against the Ides of March team (consisting of captain Josh Pavy, Cesar Brandes, Kevin Miller, Jaan Mannik, Ricardo Brandes, Diana Nunn, Robert Perdomo and Chantel Osuna).

The finals started at 10am on Sunday morning and Ides of March started off to a good lead only to have Hail No! close the gap. The final match featured Daryl Richardson vs. Jaan Mannik, with Daryl needing 22 points to Jaan’s 31 points. The race went back and forth until the 5th rack in which Jaan still needed 9 points and Daryl needed 6 points. Daryl then did something that I think even surprised him… he ran 6 straight balls including a couple of very tough shots to send Hail No! to this years 9-Ball National Team Championships in Las Vegas on August 15-18. Congrats to Hail No! for earning this spot and defending their title from last years LTC.

9-Ball LTC Winner and National Qualifier
Hail No!
(from L to R) Greg Stanton, Vicki Beasley, Kimberly Pelton, Jim Stanley, Daryl Richardson, Evan Huck, Stan Wylazlowski, Dave Holder
Everyone in the league should take advantage of going to the National Team Championships this August and experience the largest pool tournament in country. Whether you show your support and watch the teams playing from South OC, or if you want to compete in individual mini-tournaments throughout the week, this is one experience you’ll want to revisit each and every year.
 
Visit http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc.html for more information and national onsite coverage of these events!
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pages 19-21) for more coverage of the event!

2008 9-Ball Doubles Qualifier Tournament

(June 21, 2008) Coconuts Café, Capistrano Beach - The South OC APA held its first annual 9-Ball Doubles Qualifier Tournament on Saturday, June 21. Nine doubles teams consisting of any combination of male/female players competed in this modified single elimination tournament. Congratulations Max Ahmadi & Adam Fukushima for winning the tournament undefeated. They received a $100 entry into the the National 9-Ball Doubles Event in Las Vegas (Aug 20-22), plus $100 cash. In addition, the team accepted a “double or nothing” challenge to play one more match against the league operators. In a 65-46 point race, Max & Adam were able to squeak in the win by one point with a 64-46 victory and another $100 cash! The second place team, Krystal Poss & Jeff Youschak, received $70 cash with a come from behind after losing their first match.
 

Max Ahmadi and Adam Fukushima
1st Place National Qualifiers

Jeff Youschak and Krystal Poss
2nd Place
 
Everyone in the league should take advantage of going to the National Team Championships this August and experience the largest pool tournament in country. Whether you show your support and watch the teams playing from South OC, or if you want to compete in individual mini-tournaments throughout the week, this is one experience you’ll want to revisit each and every year.
 
Visit http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc.html for more information and national onsite coverage of these events!
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pages 27-28) for more coverage of the event!

2008 8-Ball Doubles Qualifier Tournament

(May 18, 2008) Coconuts Café, Capistrano Beach - The South OC APA held its first annual 8-Ball Doubles Qualifier Tournament on Sunday, May 18. Nine doubles teams consisting of any combination of male/female players competed in this double elimination tournament. Congratulations Meghan Knox & Bill Toy for winning the tournament undefeated. They received a $100 entry into the the National 8-Ball Doubles Event in Las Vegas (Aug 15-17), plus $100 cash. And on Bill’s special day, although his teammate was completely in sync, he received a few birthday gifts in the form of 8-ball scratches from their opponents, while everyone else shared homemade cheesecake from Kimberly Pelton. The second place team, Max Ahmadi & Scott Johnson, received $70 cash and a couple “atta boys.”
 
 
 
Everyone in the league should take advantage of going to the National Team Championships this August and experience the largest pool tournament in country. Whether you show your support and watch the teams playing from South OC, or if you want to compete in individual mini-tournaments throughout the week, this is one experience you’ll want to revisit each and every year.
 
Visit http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc.html for more information and national onsite coverage of these events!
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pages 18-19) for more coverage of the event!

2008 Masters Qualifier Tournament

(April 26, 2008) Blue Dolphin Restaurant & Billiards, Dana PointThree- and four-person teams in South OC APA competed in a non-skill-level tournament for a spot in the 2008 Masters Championship. Each team match was the best of 3, with individual matches competing in a race to 7, using the US Amateur format (combination 8-Ball and 9-Ball). Erik Lentz, Doug Masiero, Chris Nicholas and Isaac Wooten will be representing the South OC APA this summer from August 18-20 in Las Vegas! The Masters Championship is held in conjunction with the annual National Team Championships (NTC). For more information, visit  http://www.poolplayers.com/masters_championship.html.


First Place - Masters Championship Qualifying Team
(L to R) Erik Lentz, Doug Masiero, Chris Nicholas, Isaac Wooten
The team of Ryan Buist, Bill Toy, Spencer Quevedo and Dan Shaw played in the finals against the qualifying team. The tournament went into the wee hours of the morning, and even affected Pao’s ability to go to church the next day. In the first match of the finals, Spencer took an early 5-3 lead first playing 8 games of 9-ball in a race to 7 against Chris. Then they switched to 8-ball and Chris won 4 games in a row to win the first team match. In the 2nd match, Ryan took another early 5-3 lead playing 9-ball against Doug. Then Ryan won the 1st 8-ball game to get on the hill in a race to 7, but Doug finally woke up from his earlier nap in his truck to win the next 4 games and the match.
 

2nd Place Team
(L to R) Dan Shaw, Ryan Buist, Spencer Quevedo, Bill Toy
Visit the Photo Gallery (pages 17-18) for more coverage of the event!
 
 

2008 8-Ball Southwest Challenge

(March 27-30, 2008) Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas - Three South OC APA teams competed in the 13th annual 8-Ball Southwest Challenge. Players enjoyed competition among 233 three-person teams from regional league areas in California, Arizona and Nevada.
 

Isaac Wooten giving Kimberly Pelton a Timeout
Visit the Photo Gallery (pages 16-17) for more coverage of the event!
 
Mini tournaments were run throughout the event. Tournament entry fees ranged from $10 and $20 for individual events and $40 for doubles events, with 100% cash payback.

Local singles qualifier tournaments were also run with Diana Nunn and Max Ahmadi from the South OC APA winning their tournament boards. They will compete along with other local qualifiers from South OC in the Fall Regional on Oct 4-5 for a chance to qualify for the National Singles Championship in Vegas! Call the League Office to find out how you can qualify.
 

8-Ball Money Tournament

(March 15, 2008) Blue Dolphin Restaurant and Billiards, Dana Point - Twenty-two players entered the first Money Tournament directed by the South OC APA league operators. The entry fee for each player was $30 with 100% payback. Here are the results:
 
1st Place

Chris Nicholas

$400

2nd Place

Baron Domey

$200

3rd Place

Isaac Wooten

$60



Chris Nicholas, 1st Place
Visit the Photo Gallery (page 16) for more photos.


This event is the first of many events that will be run to promote host locations as well as the area pool league. Future tournaments will include 9-Ball Tournaments, Scotch Doubles Tournaments, Bring-A-Buddy (non-APA member) Events, etc. Visit the home page and read the monthly newsletters for upcoming events!
 

2007 Fall Session Top Gun Tournaments

(February 23-24, 2008) Mulligans Sports Bunker, San Clemente - The Top 20 players from all 8-ball divisions and Top 16 players from the 9-ball divisions had a chance to compete for cash and prizes at the end of the Fall Session. 
 
Sixteen 8-ball players competed in the 8-Ball Top Gun tournament on Saturday, February 23. Congratulations to Mark Marsh and Nathan Igo! They were the top two finishers who received $100 qualifying spots in the 2008 Fall Singles Regional tournament. Both players will be competing in the Purple Tier (S/L 6-7) with a 1 in 16 chance to qualify for the 2009 National Singles Championship in Las Vegas! In addition to the qualifying spots, Mark received a $100 jump-break cue. Third place winner, Josh Pavy, received $40 cash.
 


Mark Marsh
1st Place, 8-Ball Top Gun


Josh Pavy
3rd Place, 8-Ball Top Gun
#1 Rank, Velvet Touch Division
 
Fifteen players competed in the 9-Ball Top Gun tournament on Sunday, February 24. Congratulations to Kimberly Pelton for running through the double-elimination tournament undefeated. She received a $100 qualifying spot (for the 2009 Singles Spring Regional) plus a $75 pool cue (and bragging rights as a Skill Level 2!). Second place winner, Chris Nicholas, received $50 cash. Third place winner, Stan Wylaslowski, received $30 cash.


Kimberly Pelton - 1st Place 9-Ball Top Gun
Chris Nicholas - 2nd Place 9-Ball Top Gun


Stan Wylaslowski - 3rd Place 9-Ball Top Gun


Scott Johnson
#1 Rank Felt Runners Division
 

Jack-N-Jill Doubles Tournament

(February 9, 2008) Coconuts, Capistrano Beach - The South OC APA held its first annual Jack-N-Jill Doubles Tournament, with the winning couple receiving an entry into the 2008 APA Jack-N-Jill National Championship in Las Vegas!

Thirteen mixed double teams entered the modified single elimination tournament, with one winning couple...CONGRATULATIONS, Steve and Robbin Styck! Not only did they receive a $100 entry into the national tournament in Vegas...they also received $100 spending cash! But wait...they also accepted the final challenge vs. the League Operators (Scot and Liza) to double their cash. In a 5-3 race, they crushed the LOs 1-3 and received another $100!
 

Steve and Robbin Styck - 1st Place
Other top finishers include 2nd Place, Scott Johnson and Lynne Berniche, and tied for 3rd Place, Kevin Miller/Susan Perry and Dan Groenewold/Lindsay Hearne.
 
Visit the Photo Gallery (pg 13-15) for additional photos of the event!
 

2007 Holiday Gathering

(December 16, 2007) Coconuts, Capistrano Beach - South OC APA members and non-members gathered for food, drinks and good times at Coconuts on Sunday.  Free-entry 3-Ball tournaments were run all evening for cooky prizes, including M&M goodies and 8-Ball potholders.  A free-entry Dutch Doubles tournament was run, with consolation prizes for all and Fossil prizes to the winners, Vickie Beasley and Jim Stanley.  We also ran a $5 entry singles tournament...congratulations Ryan Buist and Jeff Youschak, who split the 1st and 2nd place prize money!
 
Thanks to all for a great 2007 year...we hope you have a spectacular 2008!
 
 

2007 Summer Session Top Gun Tournaments

(October 20-21, 2007) Mulligans Sports Bunker, San Clemente - The Top 20 players from all 8-ball divisions and Top 10 players from the 9-ball divisions had a chance to compete for cash and prizes at the end of the Summer Session. 
 
Twenty-one 8-ball players competed in the 8-Ball Top Gun tournament on Saturday, October 20. Congratulations to Brock Noteboom and Adam Fukushima! They were the top two finishers who received qualifying spots in the 2008 Spring Singles Regional tournament. Brock will be competing as a 6 in the Purple Tier (S/L 6-7) and Adam will be competing as a 5 in a separate Yellow Tier (S/L 4-5). They will each have a 1 in 16 chance to qualify for the 2008 National Singles Championship in Las Vegas!
 

8-Ball Top Gun
1st Place
Brock Noteboom

8-Ball
2nd Place
Adam Fukushima
 
In addition to the qualifying spots, Brock received a $100 jump-break cue and $40 cash. Adam received an additional $30 cash. Third place winners, Jeff Provance and Chris Christianson, received $15 cash.
 
Twelve players competed in the 9-Ball Top Gun tournament on Sunday, October 21. Congratulations to Josh Pavy for defending his #1 Top Gun spot achieved during the regular summer session. He received $70 cash plus a $100 pool cue (and bragging rights, of course!).
 

9-Ball Top Gun
1st Place
Josh Pavy

 

9-Ball Top Gun
2nd Place
Stan Wylaslowski
 
Second place finisher, Stan Wylaslowski, received $50 cash; and third place finishers, Isaac Wooten and Scott Johnson, each received $25 cash.
 
During the event, we also ran additional Local Singles Qualifier boards. Congratulations to Isaac Wooten (8-ball) and Cesar Brandes (8-ball & 9-ball) for winning qualifying spots in the 2008 Spring Singles Regional to be held in the southwest region in April. These events are tiered by APA skill level, so Isaac will be competing as a 7 in the PurpleTier (S/L 6-7) and Cesar will be competing as a 5 on a separate board in the Yellow Tier (S/L 4-5). Cesar will also be competing in the 9-Ball Spring Regional as a 5 in the White Tier (S/L 4-5). Each player will have a 1 in 16 chance to qualify for the 2008 National Singles Championship in Las Vegas (May 1-3, 2008)...good luck!
 
 

 

2007 9-Ball Southwest Challenge

(September 14-16, 2007) Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV - Two 3-man teams from South Orange County competed in the 2007 9-Ball Southwest Challenge. Congratulations to Evan Huck, Scott Johnson, and Eli Veach for taking 9th Place!
 
South OC players also participated in the mini-tournaments. These are single-elimination events ranging in Skill Levels (SL) and formats with 100% payback to 1st-3rd place finishers.

Local Qualifier boards were also run for qualification into Singles Regional. Scott Johnson won his 9-Ball board and will be playing in the Spring for a chance to advance to the 2008 National Singles Championship. Good luck!
 
South OC Local Singles Qualifiers tournaments will be run through November 30, 2007, for a 1 in 4 chance to qualify for the Spring Regionals in March. Please contact the League Office at (714) 862-8566 for more information.
 
 

 

2007 Spring Session
Top Gun Tournaments

(Saturday, June 30, 2007) Buckingham Palace in Capistrano Beach, CA - The Top 20 players from each 8-ball division competed in a single elimination tournament.  Here are your 2007 Spring Session 8-Ball Top Gun Winners...
 
8-Ball Top Gun - Josh Pavy
 
2nd Place
Josh Flatt
3rd Place
David Holder
3rd Place
Scott Johnson
 
The Top 10 players from the 9-ball division, along with other players who played in the spring division, competed in a 16-player single elimination tournament. Here are your 2007 Spring Session 9-Ball Top Gun Winners...
 
 
9-Ball Top Gun - Cesar Brandes
 
2nd Place
Diana Nunn
3rd Place
Chad Lucewicz
3rd Place
Ellis "EB" Brooks
 

 
  

South OC APA
Local Team Championship Results

(Sunday, June 17, 2007) Mulligans Sports Bunker in San Clemente, CA - The Local Team Championship (LTC) is a competition among the teams who qualified during the past Fall and Spring sessions. Next year we will include teams that qualify during our first Summer Session, starting the week of 6/18!

2007 8-Ball LTC Qualifiers

2006 Fall Session

Division 821: Deep Pockets

Previous League Operator Teams

Division Winner: Blue Dolphin
Playoff Winner: Hail Cesar

Any Given Tuesday
Got Barnes?

2007 Spring Session

Division 821: Deep Pockets

Division 831: Velvet Touch

Division Winner: Hazzard of Duke's
Playoff Winner: Legendary Madness, Inc.
Division Winner: Blue Dolphin
Playoff Winner: Hail Cesar
Playoff Runner-up: Kellie's Heroes
 
The 8-Ball LTC consisted of eight teams competing in a double-elimination tournament. After two grueling days of competition, Blue Dolphin (Wed night team) defeated Kellie's Heroes (from Outrigger) to become the South OC APA 8-Ball National Qualifier. They will be competing in the 2007 APA National Team Championships held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from August 20-25. Good Luck!


Congratulations, Blue Dolphin!
(L to R) Nathan Igo (captain), Kimberly Pelton, Chris Igo, Ryan Buist, Adam Fukushima, Richard Yarnall

 


Kellie's Heroes - 2nd Place
(L to R) Al "Patches" Patch (captain), Tim Nedden, Ron Beard, Kellie Prelitz, Ron Rodriguez, Stuart Dahlquist

The 9-Ball LTC consistd of four teams competing in a single-elimination tournament held on Sunday, June 17th. Hail Cesar defeated Blue Dolphin in the finals, to take home the 9-Ball LTC Cups.
 

2007 9-Ball LTC Qualifiers

Division 941: Felt Runners

2006 Fall Session

Playoff Winner: Shooters
Playoff Runner-up: Blue Dolphin

2007 Spring Session

Division Winner: Blue Dolphin
Division Runner-up: Hail Cesar
Qualifier: Cheap Q's
Qualifier: Einherjar

 
 
 

Congratulations, Hail Cesar!
(L to R) Jim Stanley, Vicki Beasley, Evan Huck, David Holder, Stan Wylazlowski, Cesar Brandes (captain)
 
 

 

 

1st Annual APA Mixer / Fundraiser

(Monday, May 14, 2007) Duke's Griddle N Grill in San Clemente, CA - THANKS to all who were able to donate prizes for our 1st Annual APA Mixer / Fundraiser, including Dawn Capitan, Duke’s Griddle N Grill, Mulligans Sports Bunker, Rip Curl, South OC APA and Vincent Michael Salon. 
 

THANKS also to the league members who were able to donate their time and money and enjoy competing in 4 pool challenges. Prizes were awarded each hour and these were the top scores of the night:
  • Fastest Break: Josh Flatt (20.3 mph)
  • 9-Ball Break: Liza Gazmen (4 balls)
  • 3-Ball Speed Shot: Evan Huck (9.1 seconds)
  • 3-Ball: David Holder (2 shots)

We were able to raise $547, which will be matched for a total of $1100, donated to CHOC Cancer Institute (www.choc.org) on behalf of Joshua Guillzza and Stacey.

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Top 10 Finishes for Both South OC Teams at the Southwest Challenge

(March 26, 2007) Las Vegas, NV – The 12th Annual 8-Ball Southwest Challenge was held this past weekend at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. This is the largest 3-person team event in the West, with 236 teams participating. Here are the results:
 
Team
Players
Finish

South Orange County #1

Nate Igo
Chad Lucewicz
Ryan Buist

9th Place - $450

South Orange County #2

Josh Flatt
Will Borden
Matt Amalong

5th Place - $750


Congratulations and nice shooting!
 
5th Place Team - South Orange County #2 - Matt Amalong, Will Borden, Joshua Flatt

 

Several South OC players also participated in the mini-tournaments. These are single-elimination events ranging in Skill Levels (SL) and formats with 100% payback to 1st-3rd place finishers.
 

Player(s)

Event

Finish

Josh Flatt

8-Ball SL 4-5

1st Place - $160

Evan Huck

8-Ball SL 4-5-6

3rd Place - $40

Eli Veach

9-Ball Open

1st Place - $160

Scott Johnson/Eli Veach

9-Ball Scotch Doubles Open

1st Place - $320

Local Qualifier boards were also run for qualification into Singles Regional. Scott Johnson won his board and will be playing in the Fall for a chance to advance to the 2008 National Singles Championship. Good luck!

The 9-Ball Southwest Challenge will be held in Vegas in October. This is a 3-person event with a team Skill Level cap of 15. Start thinking about forming your team and save your slot!

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