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BCA Canadian 8-ball Championships 2003

Pickering and Tourangeau are “All Around” Stand-outs in Toronto
The Billiard Congress of America sanctions leagues in ten Canadian provinces. From February 5-8, 2003, players from eight of those ten Canadian provinces convened in Toronto, Ontario, at the International Plaza Hotel for the 8th Annual BCA Canadian 8-Ball Championships.

Stan Tourangeau
Competition abounded for four days in singles, scotch doubles and team play, and of the 700-plus players in attendance, the two players whose performances outshined all others were Simon Pickering and Stan Tourangeau. Amazingly, both players placed in the top three in all three divisions. Despite some of the top amateur players in Canada being on hand, Pickering (Surrey, BC) placed third in Men’s A Singles, first (with partner Hsin-Huang) in Scotch Doubles and second (with teammate Tourangeau on the “Clean Up Crew”) in Men’s/Mixed A Team. Tourangeau claimed the Men’s A Singles Championship, and placed second in Scotch Doubles (with partner Tasha Thomas) and second with the “Clean Up Crew” in Men’s Mixed A Team.
Rating players and teams in A thru C divisions was determined by performance in the early rounds and a triple-knock-out format in most circumstances to assist in players competing closer to their skill levels – a format that has proved popular in the event in recent years.
Ontario’s “The Rock” dominated the Men’s A Team bracket with an undefeated run, including its finals win over British Columbia’s “Clean-Up Crew.” In the Women’s A Team division, two-time and defending champion “ERO My God” (Ontario) fell short with a 4th-place finish this year, and Calgary, Alberta’s “Big Shots” went undefeated including a finals win against another strong Ontario team, “In Action,” for the Championship crown.
In Men’s A Singles, Vancouver, BC’s Stan Tourangeau claimed his fourth national title, an exceptional feat considering no other player has won this Canadian singles title more than once in the Championship’s history. Scarborough, ON’s Claude Spence and Surrey, BC’s Simon Pickering rounded out the top three. Ontario’s Rachel Abbink outpointed Ontario’s Lynn Martin and Vancouver, BC’s Hsin Huang (2000 champion) for the coveted Women’s A Singles crown – Rachel’s first.
The Billiard Congress of America wishes to thank High Country Promotions for providing the equipment; sponsors Labatt’s, Budweiser, Falcon Cues, the International Plaza Hotel , Quality Trophy & Engraving (awards) and Advance Support Services (apparel); and the tireless efforts of Canadian Cue Sport Productions in producing this event. BCA-sanctioned league players in Western Canada can now look forward to the inaugural BCA Western Canadian 8-Ball Championships to be held in Medicine Hat, Alberta, April 24-27! Contact telephone #403-278-4155/ 1-888-278-4155 for details.
PAYOUTS
MENS SINGLES “A” DIVISION
1st Stan Tourangeau (AB) $ 4,300
2 Claude Spence (ON) 3,000
3 Simon Pickering (BC) 2,100
4 Norm Glover (ON) 1,300
5/6 Pat Briand (NS) 900
Sean Grossett (ON)
7/8 Mario Morra (ON) 625
Larry Wilson (BC)
9/12 Cam Cyr 450
Frank Binck (ON)
Don Brunelle (ON)
Rob Hall (ON)
13/16 Al Porter (ON) 350
Marc Julien (ON)
Carl Sampson (NS)
Vince MacIntyre (ON) 150
17/24 John Desjardins (ON) 250
Joel St. Germaine (ON)
Mike LeTourneau (ON)
Brian Belobradic (ON)
Darrell Canning (PEI)
Rob Blair (ON)
Dan Doernier
Dave Boone (NS)
25/32 Billy Arquette 150
Paul St. Jean (ON)
Fern Loyer (ON)
Derrick Claus (ON)
John Kenyon (ON)
Tom Morel (ON)
Barry Hooey (AB)
Darryl Doolittle (ON)
PAYOUTS
MENS SINGLES “B” DIVISION
1st Aaron Thomas (ON) $ 750
2 Craig Cochrane 475
3 Rick Doel (ON) 250
4 Barry Peddle (ON) 125
PAYOUTS
MENS SINGLES “C” DIVISION
1st Josh Silva (AB) $ 550
2 Gregg Cairns (AB) 350
3 Jim Pickett (ON) 225
4 Bill Michell (ON) 125
PAYOUTS
WOMENS SINGLES “A” DIVISION
1st Rachel Abbink (ON) $ 1,300
2 Lynne Martin (ON) 950
3 Hsin Huang (BC) 600
4 Denise Belanger (ON) 450
5/6 Naomi Williams (ON) 300
Joanne Ashton (AB)
7/8 Marcie Dunbar (ON) 200
Tasha Thomas (AB)
9/12 Mia Bielak (ON) 150
Lynn Casey (BC)
Mona Remedios (BC)
Tasha Thomas (BC)
13/16 Collyne Savage (AB) 100
Marie St. Germain (ON)
Leigh Ann Giles (NS)
Maureen Crawley (NWT)
PAYOUTS
WOMENS SINGLES “B” DIVISION
1st Jackie Collins (NF) $ 400
2 Kelly Brimicombe (NS) 200
3 Audrey Ozon (NF) 100
PAYOUTS
SCOTCH DOUBLES
1st Hsin Huang/Simon Pickering (BC) $ 620
2 Tasha Thomas/Stan Tourangeau (AB) 420
3 Charity Laboucan/ Frank Jonik (ON) 260
4 Rachel Abbink/ Al Smart (ON) 160
5/6 Andrea Wilson/ Larry Wilson (BC) 110
Denise Belanger/ Frank Servant (ON)
7/8 Carol Lethbridge/ Dave Boone (NS) 80
Sue LeMaich/Derek Baker (ON)
9/12 Marcie Dunbar/Terry Martin (ON) 60
Janet Kemp/Chris Kemp (NS)
Brenda Beaulieu/Louis Francis (BC)
Kelly Brimicombe/Robert Williams (NS)
13/16 Lynn /Jason Williams (ON) 40
Dorthy Brown/Chris Wright (ON)
Leslie Pasieka/Tony Nicola (ON)
Diane Boudreau/Fern Loyer (ON)
PAYOUTS
MENS/MIXED TEAM “A” DIVISION
1st The Rock (ON) $ 3,300 + Return Trip
2 Clean-Up Crew (BC) 3,300
3 Canadian Champs (ON) 2,250
4 Sprint North (ON) 1,450
5/6 Sticks & Stones (ON) 950
SMOB (ON)
7/8 Fish On It (ON) 650
Smokin’ Chico’s (ON)
9/12 Silver Cues (ON) 450
8-Ball Express (PEI)
Road Warriors (ON)
Already Packed (AB)
13/16 Whatever (ON) 250
Molson Canadians (NS)
Walshee’s (ON)
Corporation (ON)
PAYOUTS
MENS/MIXED TEAM “B” DIVISION
1st The Avengers (ON) $ 1,000
2 Team Canada (AB) 750
3 Northern Lights (ON) 400
PAYOUTS
MENS/MIXED TEAM “C” DIVISION
1st Hard Core (PEI) $ 700
2 Cueless (ON) 400
3 Sharp Shooters (ON) 250
PAYOUTS
WOMENS TEAM “A” DIVISION
1st Big Shots (AB) $ 1,000 + Return Trip
2 In Action (ON) 1,000
3 Ravens Rebels (NWT) 750
4 Ero My Gods (ON) 500
5/6 Road Rage (NS) 350
I Have Nothing (ON)
7/8 Cheeri-o’s (ON) 250
Ballroom S8nt’s (BC)
PAYOUTS
WOMENS TEAM “B” DIVISION
1st All Bust/No Balls (ON) $ 350
2 Ball Busters (ON) 250
3 Twinkling Stars (ON) 150

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