2014 BCAPL/USAPL Colorado Regional 8-Ball Championship Results
CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (November 19, 2014) – CueSports International, parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League, just completed the 2014 BCAPL/USAPL Colorado Regional 8-Ball Championships at Greenfields Pool & Sports Bar in Lakewood, CO (just outside Denver). The event featured three divisions – Mixed Scotch Doubles, Men’s Singles, and Women’s Singles. All participants were members of a BCAPL or USAPL league or individual CSI Associate members.
The Mixed Scotch Doubles division began on Friday, November 14 and featured 16 teams competing to become the 2014 Colorado Regional Mixed Scotch Doubles Champions. After several hours of play, two teams were left undefeated to face each other in the hot seat match: Mike DeWitt / Christine Honeman vs. Jose Cruz / Terry Duncan. This match reached a hill-hill conclusion with DeWitt/Honeman coming out on top by a score of 4-3. Cruz/Duncan moved over to the one-loss side to face Robby Niemi / Nina Clark in a semi-final match. Cruz/Duncan prevailed to earn a rematch against DeWitt/Honeman in the final. In this true double elimination format, Cruz/Duncan would have to defeat DeWitt/Honeman twice. Maintaining consistency with their earlier match, the first set reached a hill-hill conclusion, but this time, Cruz/Duncan got the win. Therefore, the championship would come down to a final set. However, because it was late into the night, the two teams decided to split the prize and the title.
The Men’s Singles division began on Saturday, November 15 with 62 players aiming for the title of 2014 Colorado Men’s Regional Champion. By Sunday afternoon, Sam Cordova was the only undefeated player remaining and sat in the hot seat to await his final opponent. Meanwhile, John Sandifer, who lost his 5th round match, fought his way through three one-loss side matches by defeating Marc Vidal, Mike Hellmer, and Mike DeWitt to earn a trip to the finals. In order to win, Sandifer would have to defeat Cordova twice. He pulled out the first set by a score of 5-3 to force a final set. However, Cordova stopped Sandifer’s momentum and won the final set 5-3 claim the title.
The Women’s Singles division also got underway on Saturday, November 15 with 14 ladies contending for the title. By Sunday afternoon, Debbie Glover was undefeated and sat in the hot seat to await her final opponent. On the one-loss side, after losing her very first match, Nicole Keeney refused to quit as she carved her way through the left side of the bracket by winning six consecutive matches and earning the right to face Glover in the final. Having to defeat Glover twice seemed to be no issue for Keeney as she won both sets 5-1 and became the 2014 Colorado Regional Women’s Champion.
CueSports International would like to extend a special thank you to the owners and staff of Greenfields Pool & Sports Bar for providing a terrific venue, excellent equipment, and great service! We look forward to returning in the future.
Anyone interested in joining the BCA Pool League or the USA Pool League may contact us at (702) 719-7665 or (866) USA-POOL. We can also be found on the web at www.playbca.com, www.playusapool.com, or www.playcsipool.com.
RESULTS / PAYOUTS
|33rd-48th||Johnny Lopez Jr.||$0|
|Mixed Scotch Doubles|