From May 22nd to June 2nd, the Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA) hosted the 23rd Annual Canadian Pool Championships at The Corner Bank in Toronto. The prestigious event covered twelve separate disciplines in pool including open, women’s, amateur and junior events.
Jason Klatt kicked off this years Championships with an 11-8 win over crowd favourite Alex Pagulayan to take the National 8-Ball title. The loss for Pagulayan would be his only loss over the course of the event. Alex went undefeated through both the 9-Ball and 10-Ball events as he added two more titles to his resume.
|Open 8-Ball||27 Players||Payout|
|Open 9-Ball||35 Players||Payout|
|Open 10-Ball||32 Players||Payout|
Naomi Williams and Brittany Bryant continue to dominate the Canadian pool scene. Both players only suffered losses to each other. This year, Naomi would be crowned 8-Ball and 9-Ball champion. Brittany would not be left empty-handed as she manage to take home the 10-Ball title.
|Womens 8-Ball||4 Players|
|Womens 9-Ball||7 Players|
|Womens 10-Ball||4 Players|
These events always attract the highest number of participants. The 8-Ball event had 36 players with Timothy Bristow coming out on top over Clayton Dennis in the finals. Sumon Sarkar was on his game as he reached the 9-Ball finals for the second consecutive year, this time taking the title in a 53 player field. Jun Briones fought back from the B-side to win the 10-ball title. Hanna Kwon and Marie-France Blanchette came out on top of the 8-Ball and 9-Ball women’s events, respectively.
|Womens Amateur 8-Ball||13 Players||Payout|
|Amateur 8-Ball||36 Players||Payout|
|Womens Amateur 9-Ball||9 Players||Payout|
|Amateur 9-Ball||53 Players||Payout|
|Amateur 10-Ball||28 Players||Payout|
In the Under-19 finals, Dean Cuillerier whitewashed his opponent 7-0 for the title, while Brenden Croft took the Under-17 title.
|Juniors U17||4 Players|
|Juniors U19||5 Players|
Full Brackets are available at https://compusport.ca/CS/GeneralSearch/Index/5938
A special thank you to John White and Frank Kakouros who made this event happen. Without these guys contributing their time and efforts over 12-days, this event would not have been such a success. We look forward to exciting news from the CBSA regarding next years events. Keep practicing!