The History

Pocket Billiards
In America
Pocket Billiards in the United States

The Champions
The Tournament History
Challenges – League Play – Tours
Jan 1980 – December 1989

By: Charles J. Ursitti
October 30, 2008

1

August 16 – 25, 1980
5th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Tournament
Roosevelt Hotel – 45th Street – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 61
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150 Points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)

Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Nick Varner
Mike Sigel
Lou Butera
Jim Rempe
Peter Margo
Steve Mizerak
Ernie Costa
Frank McGown
Joe Frady
Larry Lisciotti
Joe Balsis
Tom Jennings
Lenny Favata
Dallas West
Irving Crane
Jerry Riggs
Danny DiLiberto
Mike Marotta
Dick Lane
Jack Colavita
Pat Fleming
Steve Marino
Jean Balukas
Bob Vanover
Bob Pendergast
Willie Munson
Dave Lipner
Jim Mataya
Ray Martin
Neil Murray
Max Klindwort
Peter Lhotka
Joe Russo
Gerald Fiehl
Mika Sica
Herb Lehmann
Howard Pearl
Allan Martin

W

L

HR

TP

INN

BPI

7
7
8
5
4
6
5
4
3
5
3
3
4
3
3
4
2
3
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1

1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

117
129*
68
113
100
86
99
76
77
87
69
57
91
68
56
44
55
48
49
59
68
71
56
82
42
43
50
65
55
68
44
34
34
60
46
68
81
42

1006
1017
1437
985
766
1062
918
744
694
914
608
568
796
623
589
684
507
643
640
620
608
447
566
387
534
514
512
453
445
420
398
311
407
386
381
372
364
333

109
103
177
88
90
150
120
110
105
135
73
110
128
79
79
126
51
94
103
103
65
71
112
43
89
171
121
57
98
57
151
71
151
64
106
46
66
110

9.23
9.87
8.12
11.19
8.51
7.08
7.65
6.76
6.61
6/77
8.33
5.16
6.22
7.89
7.46
5.43
9.94
6.84
6.21
6.02
9.35
6.30
5.05
9.00
6.00
3.01
4.23
7.95
4.54
7.37
2.64
4.38
2.69
6.03
3.59
8.09
5.52
3.03

2

Prize

Player
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61

Rich Kazas
Mike Wallace
Luther Lassiter
Rusty Miller
Dan Christian
Ron Park
Richard Hansen
Allen Hopkins
Tom DeSantis
Richie Florence
Baseem Fareed
Cisero Murphy
James Burke
Cass Marcia
Jerry Nacovsky
Tom Ruocco
Bob Brundage
Artie Campbell
R. B. Frazier
Myron Zownir
Tony Louro
Richard LaRussa
Robert McGuire

High Run:
Best Game

Mike Sigel

W

L

HR

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

55
70
74
42
32
28
28
105
18
16
27
38
69
56
22
35
38
29
28
11
59
18
13

TP
313
301
290
282
265
262
221
204
54
51
276
244
222
193
187
186
176
150
126
99
89
71
56

129

3

INN
54
30
58
72
70
95
33
25
50
29
46
63
30
32
43
41
51
31
36
52
29
30
17

BPI
5.80
10.03
5.00
3.92
3.79
2.76
6.70
8.16
1.08
1.76
6.00
3.87
7.40
6.03
4.35
4.54
3.45
4.84
3.50
1.90
3.07
2.37
3.29

Prize

August 16 – 25, 1980
5th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Tournament Women’s Division
Roosevelt Hotel – 45th Street – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 61
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150 Points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Women’s Profession Billiard Alliance

Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Jean Balukas
Billie Billing
Vicki Frechen
Gloria Walker
Astrid Coil
Loree J. Ogonowski
Debbie Smith
Lee Boyar
Pat Yager
Linda Rhinehart
Evelyn Maloney
Jeanne Ruocco

High Run:
Best Game:

W

L

HR

TP

INN

BPI

5
4
5
3
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1

0
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

53
17
29
28
22
25
14
19
11
8
7
11

325
269
491
196
343
143
245
237
96
86
62
45

33
93
196
71
93
63
126
89
62
76
52
31

9.85
2.89
2.51
2.76
3.69
2.27
1.94
2.66
1.55
1.13
1.19
1.45

0
1

32
18

100
48

15
14

6.67
3.43

Jean Balukas 53

Junior Division
1
2

Joseph DiPietro
1
Richard Broccolini 0

4

Prize

November 5-9, 1980
4th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Hyatt Regency Hotel - Columbus, OH
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 7 of 13 games
Field: 144 men – 48 women
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $15,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Twelve Brackets of 12 players each with the winners meeting the final 12 man bracket
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Prize
Nick Varner
Mike Massey
Bob Williams
Mark Wilson
Bill Stigall
Dave Daya
Howard Vickery
Bob Maidhof
Stan Shuffet
Jack Wilson
Mark Jarvis
Bob Dickerson

5

November 5-9, 1980
4th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament – Women’s Division
Hyatt Regency Hotel - Columbus, OH
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 7 of 13 games
Field: 144 men – 48 women
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $15,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Twelve Brackets of 12 players each with the winners meeting the final 12 man bracket
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

Prize

Billie Billing
Gloria Walker
Belinda Campos
Susan Bishop
Squeaky Cochrum
Sue Warnes
Julie Fitzpatrick
Jeanne Tomasello
Pam Miller
Peg Ledman
Bonnie Hoffman
Barbara Campbell

6

November 2 – 7, 1980
5th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q- Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Field: 72
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $22,900
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman
Player

W

L

Prize

Mike Sigel

7

November 30 – December 3, 1980
2nd Annual 9 Ball World Pro-Am
Tropicana Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 103
Prizes: $
Entry Fee: $600
Sponsors:
Sanction:

Match: Best 11 of 21
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 3½’ x 7’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Edgar White
Al Romero

15500

Ed Kelly

Jim Reid

1000

8

November 30 – December 3, 1980
2nd Annual 9 Ball World Pro-Am – Women’s Division
Tropicana Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 103
Prizes: $
Entry Fee: $600
Sponsors:
Sanction:

Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 4 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 3½’ x 7’

Player

Prize

1
2
3

Mary Kenniston
Kathy Maio
Georgiana Casteel

1880
1400

9

December 4 - 7, 1980
1st Annual 8 Ball World Classic
Tropicana Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Game: 8 Ball
Field: 60
Prizes: $
Entry Fee: $600
Sponsors:
Sanction:

Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 4 games
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 3½’ x 7’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4

Jim Reid
Jerry Brunstetter
Jim Rempe
Mike Sigel

7500

10

December 4 - 7, 1980
1st Annual 8 Ball World Classic – Women’s Division
Tropicana Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Game: 8 Ball
Field: 10
Prizes: $
Entry Fee: $600
Sponsors: Battle Enterprises
Sanction:

Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 4 games
Format: Round Robin
Table: 3½’ x 7’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4

Sue Warnes
Kitty Stephens

1200
900

11

January 16 – 25, 1981
3rd Annual U. S. Open 14.1 Tournament
Jack & Jill Cue Club – 2707 S. Wakefield Street – Arlington, VA
Game: 14.1
Field: 14
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Player

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Round Robin
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

W

L

Prize

12

May 20 – 24, 1981
Caesars Tahoe Tournament of Champions
Caesars Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21
Field: 43
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $127,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $3000
Each player was guaranteed $1000
Sponsors:
Caesars Tahoe & Richard D. Florence Productions
Sanction:
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Mike Sigel
Ronnie Allen
Dallas West
Cole Dickson
Jim Reid
Ray Martin
Steve Cook
Bill Graves
Scott Kitto
Allen Hopkins
Peter Margo
Jim Mataya

30000
15000
12000
6000
6000
5000
5000
2500
2500
2500
2500

13

August, 1981
9 Ball Classic Cup I / National Pool Classic
University of Illinois – Circle Campus – Chicago, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 64
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Pool Classic Association (NPCA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3
4

Prize
Tom Spencer
Don Edwards
Don Feeney
Willie Munson

14

August, 1981
9 Ball Classic Cup I / National Pool Classic – Women’s Division
University of Illinois – Circle Campus – Chicago, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Pool Classic Association (NPCA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3
4

Prize
Pamela Miller
Carla Johnson
Sandy Ledford
Vicki Frechen

15

August 16 – 25, 1981
6th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Tournament
Grand Ballroom - Roosevelt Hotel – 45th Street – New York, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 64
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150 point games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)

Player

W

L

HR

1. Mike Sigel
2. Nick Varner
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Pat Fleming
5. Jim Rempe
6. Joe Balsis
7. Peter Margo
8. Jim Mataya
9. Frank McGown
10. Jack Colavita
11. Dallas West
12. Tom Walters
13. Irving Crane
14. Jim Marino
15. Allen Hopkins
16. Ray Martin
17. Lenny Favata
18. Bob Vanover
19. Cicero Murphy
20. Jimmy Fusco
21. Jerry Riggs
22. Michael Zugland
23. Larry Lisciotti
24. Dick Lane
25. Tony Lauro
26. Lou Butera
27. Richard Hansen
28. Bill Amodeo
29. Bill Staton
30. Tom Ruocco
31. Tom Jennings
32. Artie Campbell
33. Pete Tascarella
34. Ron Park
35. Rodney Thompson
36. Howard Pearl

8
6
6
5
6
6
4
5
3
3
5
3
4
4
4
4
2
3
3
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1

1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

97
60
94
66
92
84
125
110
63
56
149*
41
56
90
69
95
62
53
41
104
72
129
46
40
42
78
49
42
58
58
120
36
47
40
52
41

BG

16

TP

TI

1293
1038
1141
907
1080
1017
873
986
669
634
865
525
828
816
747
738
585
676
651
456
423
566
412
407
533
490
459
458
452
422
418
401
437
419
373
372

136
180
122
92
115
151
118
141
114
155
95
86
200
124
109
147
94
101
145
91
68
66
79
57
162
62
101
96
80
80
82
94
97
91
68
67

BPI
9.51
5.77
9.35
9.86
9.39
6.74
7.40
6.99
5.87
4.09
9.11
6.10
4.14
6.58
6.85
5.02
6.22
6.69
4.49
5.01
6.22
8.58
5.22
7.14
3.29
7.90
4.54
4.77
5.65
5.28
5.10
4.27
4.51
4.60
5.48
5.55

Prize

Player

W

L

HR

37. Jorgen Karlsson
38. Mike Massey
39. Ed Gregory
40. Ernie Costa
41. Paul Dobratz
42. Jerry Nacovsky
43. Richard La Russa
44. Herb Lehman
45. Peter Lhotka
46. Reynold Peterson
47. Claude Bernatchez
48. Larry Johnson
49. Mike Nicoloro
50. Jack Ford
51. Mike Giangrosso
52. Tony Rodriques
53. Robert Hunt
54. Mike Sica
55. James Burke
56. Dave Lipner
57. Chester Osborn
58. Joe Russo
59. Mike Wallace
60. Rusty Miller
61. Dan Christian
62. Bill Hepburn
63. Sal Canabella
64. Bill Olsen

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

34
44
50
52
52
24
31
55
37
23
24
33
29
56
28
22
43
24
25
59
10
27
59
24
23
9
10
13

BG

346
344
320
301
287
266
257
253
252
241
193
181
272
259
206
203
184
184
176
162
153
151
149
115
109
71
59
44

Women’s Division
1
2
3

TP

Loree Jon Ogonowski
Vicki Frechen

17

TI

BPI

47
34
78
69
95
87
98
61
71
111
58
43
98
61
74
56
50
102
77
61
69
58
37
35
28
40
44
45

7.36
10.12
4.10
4.36
3.02
3.06
2.62
4.15
3.55
2.17
3.32
4.21
2.78
4.25
2.78
3.63
3.68
1.80
2.29
2.66
2.22
2.60
4.03
3.29
3.89
1.78
1.34
0.98

Prize

August 16 – 25, 1981
6th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Tournament – Women’s Division
Grand Ballroom - Roosevelt Hotel – 45th Street – New York, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 64
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Player
1
2
3

Match: 75 point games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance (WPBA)
W

L

HR

BG

Loree Jon Ogonowski
Vicki Frechen

18

TP

TI

BPI

Prize

September 9 – 12, 1981
16th Annual BCA U. S. Open 14.1 Tournament
Hacienda Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 14
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

W

L

Prize

19

September 9 – 12, 1981
5th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Hacienda Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3
4

Prize
Danny DiLiberto
Nick Varner
Howard Vickery
E. Martinez

20

September 9 – 12, 1981
5th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament – Women’s Division
Hacienda Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2

Prize
Belinda Campos
Sherry Lively

21

November 2 – 7, 1981
6th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q- Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 72
Prizes: $22,900
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman

Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2

Allen Hopkins
Mike Sigel

5000
2400

22

January 14 – 15, 1982
PPPA World 9 Ball Invitational
Harrah’s Casino Hotel/Casino – 1725 Brigantine Blvd – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 5 of 9 games
Field: 8
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $18,080
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: By point standings
Sanction:
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Promoted and Produced by: Big Fights Inc
Televised by: ABC’s Wide World of Sports
Hosted by: Howard Cosell
Player

W

L

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

4
4
3
2
1
1
0
0

0
1
2
2
2
2
2
2

Nick Varner
Mike Sigel
Jim Rempe
Lou Butera
Peter Margo
Ray Martin
Pat Fleming
Jack Colavita

Player
Nick Varner
Mike Sigel
Jim Rempe
Lou Butera
Peter Margo
Ray Martin
Pat Fleming
Jack Colavita

Age

Prize

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Owensboro, KY
Towson, MD
Scranton P
Canoga Park, CA
Staten Island, NY
NJ

1980 World 14.1 Champion
1981 World 14.1 Champion
1980 World 9 Ball Champion
1973 World Champion

RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
Cool Cat
RH
RH
Gentleman Jack RH

West Carwell, NJ

1978 World 14.1 Champion
1979 Eastern States Champion
New Jersey State Champion

23

Captain Hook
King James
Machine Gun

Hand

February 18 – 21, 1982
McDermott Masters World 9 Ball Championship
Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes: $3,400
Entry Fee: $200
Sanction:
Sponsor:

Match: Best 7 of 13 games – Final 11 of 21
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

24

February 18 – 21, 1982
McDermott Masters World 9 Ball Championship - Women’s Division
Million Dollar Ballroom - Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes: $3,400
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction:
Sponsor:

Match: Best 5 of 9 games – Final 7 of 13
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

25

March 23 – 27, 1982
World 9 Ball Tournament of Champions
Electricians Union Hall – 5850 Elizabeth – St. Louis, MO
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes: $18,080
Entry Fee: $190
Sanction:
Sponsor: Indoor Sports Center

Tournament Director: Louie Roberts

Player

L

W

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Prize

26

June 2 – 4, 1982
1st Annual Lite Beer World Series of Tavern Pool – 8 Ball Division
Caesars Place – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 4 games
Field: 325
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $200,000
Table: 3 ½’ x 7’
Entry Fee: $9
Sanction:
Sports Tournaments of America
Sponsor:
Miller Brewing Company
Player

Prize

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-8

25000
10000
5000
3200
2000
2000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800

33-64 Donald C Watson
Peter Margo
Walter Whitlock
John Lewis
Russ Edwards
George Davison
Terry Barker
Gerald Fiehl
Ed O’Connell
Stephen Riha
David Brilbeck
Mike Donnelly
Joe Bowman
Tom Ferguson
Dan Crabtree
Roy Yamane
Joel Weinstock
Mike Cone
Steve Lillis
John Murray
Clay Kennedy
Paul Guernsey
Dale Schleusner
Roland Miller
Harry Heins
Tom Keith
Jesse Garza
Robert Dickerson
Sergio Gandarilla
Rich Correa
Paul Grande
Dave Matlock
65-128

550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
100

John Shuput
Ernesto Dominquez
Jerry Brunstetter
William Smith
David Howard
James Sanders
Bob Williams
Robert Brundage
9-16 Allen Hopkins
George Michaels
Calvin Harcrow
Robert Cracolici
John Abruzzo
Terry Bell
David Ashby
Ronnie Allen
17-32 Jeff Wolven
Ronnie Simmons
Joel Saccamano
Ted Elias
George Turnbough
Greg Fix
Richard Ross
Tom Counts
James Hevener
Greg Baxter
Alfonso Romero
Leon Ledford
Randy Sedlacek
Keith McCready
David Watts
William Stigall

27

June 2 – 8, 1982
Lite Beer World Series of Tavern Pool – 9 Ball Division
Caesars Place – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes: $200,000
Entry Fee: $9
Sanction:
Sponsor:

Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 4 games
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 3 ½’ x 7’

Player

Prize

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-8

25000
10000
5000
3200
2000
2000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
1500
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800

33-64 Chris Kamerschin
Chris MacDonald
Tom Farris
Bill Igel
Doug Doran
Bob Legg
Bill Hendrixson
Ted Elias
E B Zimmerman
Leon Ledford
Paul Sheppard
Dennis Batchelor
Ronnie Allen
Gilbert Garcia
Scott Smith
Todd Marshall
Gerald Fiehl
Ron Howard
Lewis Jones
Nick Varner
Greg Fix
Jay Collins
Tom Ferguson
Bruce Venzke
Jose Moreno
Larry Theriot
Lewis Wishkeno
Phillip Alvarado
Jan Monroe
Ronald Paxton
Sam Lyon
Tom Spencer
65-128

550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
550
100

Mike Katsarus
John Murray
Don Polo
Ron Howle
Steve Lillis
Lawrence Lemke
John Shuput
Kerry Ames
9-16 Mike Gulyassy
Mike Chewakin
Eugene Catron
David Swanson
Dick Spitzer
Dan Crabtree
Bob Lassiter
Howard Barrett
17-32 Bucky Carroll
Alex Pernas
Steve Cook
Calvin Harcrow
John Abruzzo
Al Hogue
Vern Ellerbe
Gene West
Tony Laseter
Bob Madrid
Frank McGown
Mike Massey
Harry Heins
Cliff Lee
Ken Rodgers
Mike Zuglan

28

August 14 – 21, 1982
7th Annual PPPA World Open Pocket Billiard Championship
Grand Ballroom – Roosevelt Hotel – 45th Street & Madison Ave – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 point
Field: 32
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Televised by: ABC’s Wide World of Sports
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Prize
Steve Mizerak
Danny DiLiberto
Joe Balsis
Dallas West
Irving Crane
Jim Rempe
Frank McGown
Allen Hopkins
Nick Varner
Pat Fleming
Mike Sigel
Lester Smulowitz
Jim Mataya
Don Polo
Jack Colavita
Mike Massey
Bob Vanover
Mike Zuglan
Larry Hubbart
Pete Margo
Rodney Thompson
Ray Martin
Tom Walters
Larry Lisciotti
Howard Pearl

High Run:

Joe Balsis & Jim Mataya

111

29

August 14 – 21, 1982
7th Annual PPPA World Open Pocket Billiard Championship
Grand Ballroom – Roosevelt Hotel – 45th Street & Madison Ave – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150 point
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance (WPBA)
Televised by: ABC’s Wide World of Sports
Player
1
2
3
4
5

W

L

Prize

Jean Balukas
Loree Jon Ogonowski
Eva Mataya
Vickie Frechen

High Run:

Jean Balukas 55

Junior Division – Field: 16
Player
1
2
3
4

Prize
Chris Lofstrand
Norbert Lange
Troy O’Brien
Joey DiPietro

30

September 1 – 4, 1982
6th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Championship
Radisson /Muehlebach Hotel – Kansas City, MO
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:14
Format: Round Robin
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

W

L

Prize

Joe Sposit
Gregg Fix

Linda Hoffman

31

September 8 – 12, 1982
Caesars Tahoe Billiard Classic
Caesars Tahoe Casino/Hotel – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 106
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $170,500 -- $13,000 added Table: 4 ½’ x 9’ by REBCO of Fresno, CA
Entry Fee: $1500
Each player guaranteed $500 back
Produced by: Richard D. Florence Productions
Co-sponsor: Budweiser Beer
Televised by: ESPN
Player
1. Buddy Hall
2. Allen Hopkins
3. Louie Roberts
4. Brian Hashimoto
5. Bill Stigall
6. Tom Spencer
7. Jimmy Fusco
8. Danny Medina
9. Bob Vanover
10. J. V. Junior Harris
11. Gary Nolan
12. Earl Strickland
13. Jim Mataya
14. Jack Steiner
15. Cole Dickson
16. Tom Cry
17/24
25/32
33/49
49/105
Total Prize Money
Added Prize Money

W

L

7
10
5
6
5
6
4
4

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

6

2

Prize
33,000
15,000
10,000
8,000
6,000
6,000
4,500
4,500
3,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
1,500
1,000
750
500

The Rifleman
Young Hoppe
St Louie Louie
Hawaiian Brian

The Philly Flash

Junior
The Bushwhacker
The Pearl
Pretty Boy Floyd

170,500
13,000

32

September 16 - 19, 1982
9 Ball Classic Cup II / National Pool Classic
Arlington Park Hilton Hotel – Arlington Heights, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 74
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Pool Classic Association (NPCA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

3500
1600
1000
1000
600
600
400
400
300
300
300
300
200
200
200
200

Mike Massey
Paul Campbell
Earl Strickland
Jim Reid
5-6
George Michaels
Ed Khidirian
7-8
Frank Fisher
Steve Lillis
9-12 Clarence Bell
Bob Hunter
Fill Mielki
Rich Ruxton
13-16 David Howard
Greg Hatch
Ed Latimore
Randy Bennett

33

September 16 - 19, 1982
9 Ball Classic Cup II / National Pool Classic – Women’s Division
Arlington Park Hilton Hotel – Arlington Heights, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 38
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Pool Classic Association (NPCA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3-4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Vicki Frechen
Julie Fitzpatrick
Kathy Collard
Jeanne Tomasello
Mary Preston
Margaret Schmittou
Carla Johnson
Peg Ledman

1500
1000
700
700
400
400
200
200

34

November 30 – December 4, 1982
7th Annual U. S. Open 9 Ball Tournament
Q- Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 14
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Player

Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Format: Round Robin
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’ Brunswick Gold Crown Tables

W

L

Prize

35

March 28 – April 2, 1983
2nd Annual McDermott Masters World Open 9 Ball Pool Tournament
Red Carpet Hotel & Sports Center – Milwaukee, WI
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 92
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $350
Sanction by:

Match: 10 of 19 – Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

5000
2800
1800
1800
1200
1200
800
800
450
450
450
450
250
250
250
250

Nick Varner
Gary Nolan
Dave Matlock
Steve Dobrowolski
5-6
Buddy Hall
Bob Vanover
7-8
Jeff Carter
John Shuput
9-12 Jim Mataya
Bob Hunter
Jim Karamanis
Tom Spenser
13-16 Ronnie Allen
Willie Munson
Danny Medina
Louie Lemke

36

March 28 – April 2, 1983
2nd Annual McDermott Masters World Open 9 Ball Pool Tournament – Women’s Division
Red Carpet Hotel & Sports Center – Milwaukee, WI
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 37
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $350
Sanction by: (NPCA)

Match: 7 of 13 – Final 9 of 17
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Jean Balukas
Lori Shampo
Debbie Smith
Belinda Campos
Geraldine Titcomb
Missy Petersdorf
Orlana Shultz
Lori Fairall
Jean Tomasello
Gail Lave
Debbie Weber
Diane Matthews

2000
1200
900
900
550
550
350
350
100
100
100
100

37

April 13 – 17, 1983
Caesars Broadwalk Regency Billiard Classic
Caesars Broadwalk Regency Hotel/Casino – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Field: 41
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $22,900
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: USPBT
Sponsors: Corner Pockets – Caesars - ESPN
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Mike Sigel
Jimmy Reid
Keith McCready
David Howard
Buddy Hall
Larry Hubbart
Jimmy Fusco
Jay Swanson
Rich Hansen
Larry Hill
Ray Martin
David Matlock

15000
7000
5000
4000
3000
3000
2250
2250
1500
1500
1500
1500

38

April 30 – May 15, 1983
World Billiard Tournament
Aix-les-Bains, France
Game: 9Ball
Field: 41
Prizes: $22,900
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman

Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

39

August 13 - 20, 1983
8th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Tournament
Grand Ballroom – Roosevelt Hotel 45th Street & Madison Ave – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 64
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $
Sanction by: Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Steve Mizerak
Jimmy Fusco
Grady Mathews
Ray Martin
Jim Rempe
Mike Sigel
Allen Hopkins
Dallas West
Tom Vanover
Tom Ruocco
Bjorn L’Orange
Danny DiLiberto

High Run:

Steve Mizerak

10000
5000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1000
1000
750
750
750
750

150

40

August 13 - 20, 1983
8th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Tournament – Women’s Division
Grand Ballroom – Roosevelt Hotel 45th Street & Madison Ave – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 100 points
Field: 64
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $
Sanction by: Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3
4

Prize
Jean Balukas
Loree Jon Ogonowski
Heidi Anderson
Belinda Campos
Gloria Walker

1500
1000

41

September 5 - 9, 1983
13th Annual BCA US Open 14.1 Tournament
Cobo Hall - Pontchartrain Hotel – Detroit, MI
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points – Final 200 points
Field: 22
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction by: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3-4
5-6

Prize
Dallas West
Nick Varner
Steve Mizerak
Tom Jennings
Irving Crane
Don Edwards

3500 + Trip to Italy
2700
2000
2000
1500
1500

42

September 5 - 9, 1983
13th Annual BCA US Open 14.1 Tournament – Women’s Division
Cobo Hall - Pontchartrain Hotel – Detroit, MI
Game: 14.1
Match: 100 points
Field: 5
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction by: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5

Prize
Jean Balukas
Loree Jon Ogonowski
Vicki Frechen
Ewa Mataya
Lori Shampo

900 + Trip to Italy
500
350
250
100

43

September 5 – 9, 1983
7th Annual BCA National Eight Ball Tournament
Detroit, MI
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

W

L

Prize

Michael Sardelli
Tom Chapman

44

September 5 – 9, 1983
6th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Championship
Cobo Hall - Pontchartrain Hotel – Detroit MI
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:144 Men – 32 Women
Format: Round Robin
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

W

L

Prize

1Georgiana Casteel

45

September 30 – October 2, 1983
WPBA National 9 Ball Championship
Gold Crown Billiards – New London, CT
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman
Player

Prize

46

October 26 – 30, 1983
Caesars Tahoe 9 Ball Classic
Caesars Tahoe Casino & Hotel – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 41
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $20,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $1000 _ $250 returned
Sanction: United State Professional Billiard Association (USPBT )
Sponsors:
Player

Prize

47

November 2 – 7, 1983
8th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Field: 41
Prizes: $22,900
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman

Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1Mike Sigel

5000

48

November 6 – 10, 1983
Caesars Tahoe Billiard Classic
Caesars Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 64
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2

Earl Strickland
Steve Mizerak

49

November, 1983
9 Ball Classic Cup III / National Pool Classic
Mart Plaza Hotel - Chicago, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 64
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Pool Classic Association (NPCA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Danny Medina
David Howard
Mike Massey
Bob Hunter
Mike Gulyassy
Larry Hubbard
Russell Parsens
Danna Hallet

2500
1500
1000
600
400
400
300
300

50

November, 1983
9 Ball Classic Cup III / National Pool Classic – Women’s Division
Mart Plaza Hotel - Chicago, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Pool Classic Association (NPCA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Belinda Campos
Peg Ledman
Leanne Cox
Leanne Tomasello
Gloria Walker
Sue Bishop
Barb Hamilton
Georgiana Casteel

1500
900
500
250
200
200
100
100

51

April 15 – 18, 1984
3rd Annual McDermott Masters World 9 Ball Tournament
Grand Ballroom – Marriott Hotel - Brookfield, WI
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 32
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 10 of 19 games – Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4
5-6
7-8

Earl Strickland
Danny Medina
Buddy Hall
Bob Legg
Howard Vickery
Cecil Tugwell
Jim Martin
Larry Hubbart

5500
3000
1750
1750
1000
1000
500
500

52

April 15 – 18, 1984
3rd Annual McDermott Masters 9 Ball Tournament – Women’s Division
Grand Ballroom – Marriott Hotel - Brookfield, WI
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 29
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 7 of 13 – Final 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4
5-6
7-8

Margaret Schmittou
Belinda Bearden
Ewa Mataya
Mary Kenniston
Lori Shampo
Leanne Cox
Loree Jon Ogonowski
Dion Wooley

2500
1500
800
800
600
600

53

May 26 – 28, 1984
8th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Grand Ballroom – Hyatt Regency Hotel - Fort Worth, TX
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 7 of 13 games
Field: 112
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Louie Lemke
Charles Shootman
Ralph Cortez
Ernie Chapman
Lou Butera
Tony Perrone
Steve Manicci
Mike Massey
Mike Ives
Jim Cook
Steve Styx
Scott Hurd

2200
1400
1200
1000
600
600
500
500
400
400
400
400

54

May 26 – 28, 1984
8th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament – Women’s Division
Grand Ballroom – Hyatt Regency Hotel - Fort Worth, TX
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 5 of 9
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 3 ½’ x 7’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Belinda Campos-Bearden
Linda Hoffman
Janene Hague
Fran Crawford
Laura Smith
Sunshine
Ann Smith
Joyce Darling

1600
1200
900
700
500
500
400
400

55

June 19 – 27, 1984
Lite Beer World Series of Tavern Pool
MGM Grand Hotel – Las Vegas, NV

Game: 9
Match:
Field:32 Men 16 Women
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 3½’ x 7’
Entry Fee:
Sanction by: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2

Prize
Dallas West

25000

56

August 13 – 18, 1984
Caesars Place Billiard Classic
Caesars Place - Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field: 89
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $75,000 - $20,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $800
Sanction: United States Professional Billiard Association (USPBA)
Sponsors:
Corner Pockets of America
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

25000
10000
7000
5000
3000
3000
2500
2500
1900
1900
1900
1900
1375
1375
1375
1375
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
750
750
750
750
750
750
750
750

Earl Strickland
Terry Bell
David Howard
Dallas West
Dave Matlock
Dave Bollman
7-8
Ray Martin
Grady Mathews
9-12 Paul Brienza
Al Winchenbaugh
Larry Hubbart
Tony Coleman
13-16 Bill Incardona
Bob Hunter
Brian Hashimoto
Howard Vickery
17-24 Nick Varner
Mike Massey
Toby Sweet
Ernesto Dominquez
Billy Graves
Jim Reid
Danny Medina
Ed Kelly
25-32 Ronnie Allen
Louie Roberts
Jim Cattrano
Don McCoy
Kim Davenport
Joe Saad
Paul Baker
Gary Hutchings

57

October 15 – 19, 1984
Resorts International – 1984 International 9 Ball Open
Grand Ball Room - -Resorts International Casino/Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 89
Prizes: $70,000
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 2 of 3 sets – Race to 7
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

25000
10000
5000
5000
2000
2000
2000
2000
1032
1032
1032
1032
1032
1032
1032
1032
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516
516

Jay Swanson
Randy Brandmeyer
Allen Hopkins
Mike Gulyassy
5-8
Jim Fusco
Lou Butera
Kim Davenport
David Howard
9-16 Nick Varner
Darrell Norquest
Danny Medina
Ernie Costa
Ray Martin
Jerry Brock
Mike Zuglan
Keith McCready
17-32 Dave Rhodes
Bob Hunter
Pete Fusco
Tom Ruocco
Jim Rempe
Don Polo
Dave Favor
Jim Cattrano
Jim Marino
Louie Roberts
Earl Strickland
Lenny Loder
Pat Fleming
Larry Hubbart
Dallas West
Sammy Jones

58

October 30 - November 3, 1984
9th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Field: 59
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $28,200 – $10,500 added Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman – Q Master Billiards
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
5000
2400
1400
900
900
700
700
550
550
550
550
400
400
400
400
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300

Earl Strickland
Mike Sigel
Toby Sweet
Steve Mizerak
Keith McCready
Buddy Hall
7-8
Larry Hubbart
David Howard
9-12 Steve Cook
Mike Massey
Billy Johnson
Jose Parica
13-16 Jay Swanson
Jim Cattrano
Louie Roberts
Dave Favor
17-24 Pat Fleming
Rich Hansen
Forester Slone
Steve Lillis
Jim Rempe
Tom Ruocco
Roy Trivett
Mike Zuglan

59

October 30 – November 4, 1984
1st Annual Women’s U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $6300
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman $3,000 added
Player
1
2
3
4

Prize
Jean Balukas
Ewa Mataya
Robin Bell
Geraldine Titcomb

2500
1200
700
500

60

November 6 – 10, 1984
Caesars Tahoe Billiard Classic IV
Caesars Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 9 of 17 games
Field: 91
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $67,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $500
Sanction:
PBA
Sponsors:
Caesars Tahoe - Corner Pockets of America
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

15000
10000
7500
5000
3000
3000
2500
2500
2000
2000
2000
2000
1250
1250
1250
1250
750
750
750
750
750
750
750
750

Buddy Hall
Jim Rempe
Nick Varner
Earl Strickland
Ernesto Dominquez
Ron Dobesenski
7-8
Dan Louie
Danny DiLiberto
9-12 Danny Medina
Jose Parica
Mike Gulyassy
Kim Davenport
13-16 Larry Hubbart
Roy Futternick
Paul Brienza
Mike Sigel
17-24 Chris MacDonald
Dick Megiveron
Ismael Romeriz
Jim Stadler
Ed Kelly
Cole Dickson
Ronnie Allen
Terry Bell

61

November 6 – 10, 1984
Caesars Tahoe Billiard Classic IV - Seniors Division
Caesars Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 9 of 17 games
Field: 50
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $6,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction:
PBA
Sponsors:
Caesars Tahoe - Corner Pockets of America
Player
1
2
3-4

Prize
Bob Vanover
Charlie DeValliere
Ron Kinman
Mel Wallach

2500
1200
550
550

5-6

62

November 6 – 10, 1984
Caesars Tahoe Billiard Classic IV – Women’s Division
Caesars Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $5,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction:
PBA
Sponsors:
Caesars Tahoe - Corner Pockets of America
Player
1
2
3-4
5-8

Prize
Robin Bell
Deborah Aarens
Mary Kenniston
Kelly Simpson
Betty McPherson
Kris Turner
Jean Vaillancourt
Sher Lively

2000
1000
500
500
250
250
250
250

63

November 30 - December 2, 1984
9 Ball Classic Cup IV
Holiday Inn – Plaza Mart – Chicago, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 11 of 21 games – Final 13 of 25
Field: 27
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $65,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $400
Sanction:
Professional Billiard Association (PBA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance (WPBA)
Sponsors:
Pool & Billiard Magazine
Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

5000
3000
2000
2000
1250
1250
1250
1250

Danny DiLiberto
Bob Hunter
Larry Hubbart
Buddy Hall
5-8
Willie Munson
Mike Massey
Howard Vickery
Danny Medina
9-16 Mike Sigel
Louie Roberts
Mike Gulyassy
Grady Mathews
Tom Karabotsos
Ron Dobesenski
Pat Fleming
Steve Lillis
17-27 Tom Spencer
Terry Bell
Rusty Brandmeyer
Jeff Carter
George Brunt
Jim Rempe
Dallas West
Jim Cattrano
Paul Baker
Earl Strickland
Fred Bentivegna

64

November 30 - December 2, 1984
9 Ball Classic Cup IV – Women’s Division
Holiday Inn – Plaza Mart – Chicago, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 9 of 17 games – Final 11 of 21
Field: 16
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $8,400
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $400
Sanction:
Professional Billiard Association (PBA)
Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance (WPBA)
Sponsors:
Pool & Billiard Magazine
Player
1
2
3-4
5-8

Prize
Jean Balukas
Loree Jon Ogonowski
Belinda Bearden
Ewa Mataya
Jeanne Tomasello
Gloria Walker
Mary Kenniston
Billie Billing

3500
1500
1000
1000
400
400
400
400

65

May 5 – 9, 1985
2nd Annual McDermott Masters 9 Ball Tournament
Davenport, IA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 64
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

66

May 22 – 26, 1985
9th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Americana Hotel - Fort Worth, TX
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 128 – 16 brackets of 8
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

2000 + Trip to Italy

Steve Matlock
Stan Fimple
Dick Spitzer
Pete Lewis
Steve Maniccia
Ralph Cortez
7-8
Edgar White
Dennis Heathington
9-12 Pat White
Randy Furlong
Robby Carlock
Calvin Sanders
13-16 Patrick Gamble
Tom Hayden
Mark Chapman
Henry Morris

67

May 22 – 26, 1985
9th Annual BCA Women’s National 8 Ball Tournament
Americana Hotel - Fort Worth, TX
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 96 – 12 brackets of 8
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Linda Hoffman
Diane Piercy
Ben Averty
Georgiana Casteel
Laura Smith
Kelly Simpson
Belinda Campos
Janene Hague
Chris Fields
Pat Bartlett
Cheryl Hightower
Darcy Bell

1000 + trip to Italy

68

June 4 - 8, 1985
Sands Regent I Open 9 Ball Tournament
Sands Regent Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 65
Prizes: $44,400 - $20,000 added
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3000
2000
2000
1550
1550
1000
1000
1000
1000
550
550
550
550
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

33-48 Paul Brienza
Gil Mascareno
Rudolfo Luat
Roy Futternick
Gary Hutchings
Dick Renk
Gary Golder
Dan D’Imperio
Angelo Dal Porto
Richard White
Jimmy Rodgers
Gene Yates
Tim Kwong
Neal Goodale
Jim Carroll
Ray Badami
49-64 Dan Louie
Bob Hunter
Brian Hashimoto
Danny Medina
Wade Crane
Ronnie Allen
Ted Ito
John Wright
Rich Geiler
Harry Platis
Pete McCoy
Cole Dickson
Roy Bright
R. Shreckengaust
William Brown
Lance Saunders
65
Bill Incardona

Mike Sigel
Jim Rempe
Keith McCready
Buddy Hall
Jay Swanson
David Howard
7-8
Efren Reyes
Jeff Carter
9-12 Ed Kelly
Mike Massey
Junior Harris
Pete Lhotka
13-16 Kim Davenport
Jim Mataya
Tony Martino
Cecil Tugwell
17-24 Howard Vickery
Earl Strickland
Dave Bollman
David Nottingham
Grady Mathews
Lou Butera
Warren Costanza
Mike Zimmerman
25-32 Ernesto Dominquez
Joe Salazar
Fred Guarino
Larry Nelson
Dick Megiveron
Robert LeBlanc
Mike Dooley
Darrell Nordquist

69

Prize

June 4 - 8, 1985
Sands Regent I Open 9 Ball Tournament – Women’s Division
Sands Regent Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 72
Prizes: $5,000 added
Entry Fee: $150
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

4000
2400
1400
720
400
400
240
240
80
80
80
80

Jean Balukas
Mary Kenniston
Robin Bell
Vicki Frechen
Ewa Mataya
Jean Vaillencourt
7-8
Kathy Miao
Kris Turner
9-12 Theresa Wilson
Kelly Simpson
Jan LaBlanc
Laura Smith
13-16 Aarens
Moore
Peterson
Lave
17-24 Macante
Piercy
Margaret Schmittou
Truluck
Dempe
Lively
Silvas
Marshall

70

June 17 - 21, 1985
Last Call For 9 Ball
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 114
Prizes: $30,000 added
Entry Fee: $500
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 7
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3-4

30000
15000
5000
5000
2052
2052
2052
2052
1026
1026
1026
1026
1026
1026
1026
1026
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616
616

33-48 Norquist
Edgahl
Tom Ruocco
Furney
Mike Gulyassy
McCoy
Pete Tascarella
Gavenonis
Ron Hunt
Dave Bollman
Lenny Loder
Pat Fleming
Mike LeBron
Brown
Grady Mathews
Jim Catytrano
49-64 Coleman
Howard Vickery
Dan Daya
Sammy Jones
T. Vanover
Rich LaRussa
Jeff Carter
Ray Martin
Mike Massey
Don Polo
Daniels
Casanzio
Briano
Billy Burge
Pasqual
Richie Ambrose

Wade Crane
Buddy Hall
Earl Strickland
Joe Frady
5-8
Steve Mizerak
Bob Vanover
Bob Williams
Toby Sweet
9-16 Steve Dobrowoski
Rudolfo Laut
Nick Varner
Mark Maryo
Dick Lane
Joe DiPietro
Mike Sigel
Danny DiLiberto
17-32 Jim Mataya
Rick Geiler
Ernesto Dominquez
Efren Reyes
Larry Johnson
Michael Xiarhos
Keith McCready
Jim Rempe
Dallas West
Darryl Osborne
Gary Pinkowski
Allen Hopkins
Marty Ciccia
Bob Hunter
Jay Swanson
Jack Ford

71

Prize

June 17 - 21, 1985
Last Call For 9 Ball – Senior Division
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 31
Prizes: $10,000 added
Entry Fee: $500
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 2 of 3 sets – Race to 7
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

10000
5500
2387
2387
1432
1432
1432
1432

Larry Johnson
Bob Vanover
Roy Trivett
Edgar White
5-8
Jack Colavita
Danny DiLiberto
Luther Lassiter
Mike LeBron
9-16 Charles DeValliere
Alvarez
Nacovsky
Joe Russo
Bob Opsahl
Ray Martin
Flowers
J Williams
17-31 Peter Linhard
Blakely
Godwin
Prisco
S Carter
Cheek
Billy Burge
Leroy Kinman
Leo Galli
Cochran
Gast
Bill Staton
Ernie Costa
Bill Amadeo
Myron Zowner

72

June 17 - 21, 1985
Last Call For 9 Ball – Women’s Division
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 25
Prizes: $10,000 added
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 2 of 3 – Race to 7
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

10000
1750
1250
1250
313
313
313
313

Robin Bell
Billie Billing
Peg Ledman
Loree Jon Ogonowski
5-8
Belinda Bearden
Sheryl Cohen
Geraldine Titcomb
Jean Vaillencourt
9-16 Mary Kenniston
Maddox
Vicki Frechen
Neiman
Jean Balukas
Kelly Simpson
Davitt
Bonnie Hoffman
17-25 Debbie Smith
Jeri Engh
Reynolds
Pawlowski
Turner
Laura Smith
Fran Crimi
Georgiana Casteel
King

73

June 26 – 30, 1985
Lite Beer World Series of Tavern Pool
MGM Grand - Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 63
Prizes: $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $600
Sanction:

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

74

Prize

July 16 – 20, 1985
Busch World Open 9 Ball Championship
Miller Time Billiards - Moline, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 63
Prizes: $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $600
Sanction:

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

7000
4000
2700
2000
1400
1400
1100
1100
800
800
800
800
500
500
500
500
275
275
275
275
275
275
275
275

33-48 Jeff Carter
Dave Bollman
Kim Davenport
Rich Geiler
Grady Mathews
Mike Sica
Ken Cross
Mike Massey
Rudy Pasqual
Mark Jarvis
Larry Schwartz
Scott Goodwin
Bob McDonald
Jim Martin
Mike LaPorte
Joe Magic
49-63 Rusty Moehler
Fred Bentivegna
James McCrary
Steve Maniccia
Tom Karabotsos
Ron Purtee
Jim Marino
Dan Cook
Bucky Carroll
Guido Orlandi
Jim Willard
Ed Dienethal
Steve Snider
Tom Carothers
Ray Badami

Wade Crane
Larry Hubbart
Ron Dobesenski
Don McCoy
Buddy Hall
Mike Gulyassy
7-8
Efren Reyes
Rudolfo Luat
9-12 Jim Mataya
Dallas West
Chris MacDonald
Jim Wetch
13-16 Earl Strickland
David Howard
Bob Hunter
Randy Lamar
17-24 Jay Swanson
Terry Bell
Dick Weaver
Danny DiLiberto
Paul Brienza
Pat Fleming
Howard Vickery
Bob Opsahl
25-32 Scott Kitto
Jim Rempe
Mark Wilson
Ray Martin
Tom Spencer
John Abruzzo
Paul Baker
Tor Lowry
*** 24 Places Paid

75

Prize

July 16 – 20, 1985
Busch World Open 9 Ball Championship – Women’s Division
Miller Time Billiards - Moline, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 30
Prizes: $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $600
Sanction:

Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

2500
1565
1065
765
465
465
265
265
165
165
165
165

Jean Balukas
Laura Smith
Mary Kenniston
Bonnie Hoffman
Billie Billing
Ewa Mataya
7-8
Robin Bell
Vicki Frechen
9-12 Geri Engh
Loree Jon Ogonowski
Shari Simonsen
Kelly Simpson
13-16 Belinda Bearden
Jean Vaillencourt
Julie Hunter
Hamilton
17-24 Crane
Bowman
Geraldine Titcomb
Fontaine
Susie Quall
Turner
Peg Ledman
Pawloski
25-30 Vogelsang
LaBlanc
Cox
Albright
Brein
McCarthy

76

August 5 – 10, 1985
Caesars Palace Billiard Classic
Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 67
Prizes: $63,400 - $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $600
Sanction:

Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

77

Prize

August 28 – September 1, 1985
1st Annual B C Open 9 Ball Championship
Holiday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 67
Prizes: $63,400 - $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $600
Sanction:

Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3-4

25000
10000
4000
4000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1000
1000
1000
1000
750
750
750
750
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200

33-48 Cliff Boardman
Ron Bookin
Charlie Brinson
George Brunt
Ron Dobesenski
Steve Dobrowolski
Greg Fix
Jim Fusco
Rich Geiler
Buddy Hall
Allen Kiehle
Mike Lane
Jim Mataya
Bob Prendergast
Rick Soroka
Mike Xiarhos
49-64 John Borba
Gene Catron
Bob Conway
Mike Gulyassy
Rich LaRussa
Lenny Loder
Rick Marcos
Larry Nelson
Bob Opsahl
Darrell Osborne
Marino Panaro
Efren Reyes
Gary Robinson
Joe Stilloe
Edgar White
Mike Zuglan
65-67 Irving Crane
David Daya
Allen Hopkins

Keith McCready
Mike LeBron
Wade Crane
Kim Davenport
5-6
Jim Rempe
Bill Incardona
7-8
Mike Massey
Danny DiLiberto
9-12 Steve Mizerak
Mike Wallace
David Howard
Jeff Carter
13-16 Mike Sigel
Paul Brienza
Ron Cosanzio
Ernesto Dominquez
17-24 Dave Bollman
Lou Butera
Bob Hunter
Luther Lassiter
Ray Martin
Danny Medina
Earl Strickland
Jay Swanson
25-32 Ken Cross
Larry Hubbart
Tom Karabotsos
Joseph Kozlowski
Grady Mathews
Jimmy Reid
Joe Root
Lester Smulowitz
*** 32 places paid

78

Prize

October 28 – November 2, 1985
Caesars Tahoe Billiard Classic
Caesars Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 67
Prizes: $63,400 - $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $600
Sanction:

Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

79

Prize

November 18 – 23, 1985
World 14.1 Championship
International Convention Center - Niagara Falls, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 39
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $37,500 - $18,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $500
Sanction:
Sponsors: Niagara Falls Convention Center – Niagara Hilton Hotel – Parkway Ramada Inn
Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

15000
7500
3000
3000
1500
1500
938
938
563
563
563
563
469
469
469
469

Mike Sigel
Jim Rempe
Steve Mizerak
Gaston LeBlanc
5-6
Allen Hopkins
Tom Ruocco
7-8
Serge Bellabance
Bob Hunter
9-12 Phil Fascinia
Pat Howley
Rodney Thompson
Alain Martel
13-16 Grover Lines
Carlos Vieria
Jim Mataya
Lou Butera
High Run:

Jim Rempe & Mike Sigel (2) 150

80

November 18- 23, 1985
Women’s World 14.1 Championship
Niagara Falls Convention Center - Niagara Falls, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 18
Prizes: $12,400 - $7,000 added
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: WPBA

Match: 100 points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Belinda Bearden
Mary Kenniston
Linda Haywood
Robin Bell
Vicki Frechen
Ewa Mataya
Anne Mayes
Geraldine Titcomb

High Run:

5000
3000
1500
900
600
600
400
400

Vicki Frechen 34

81

December 3 - 7, 1985
Sands Regent II Open 9 Ball Tournament
Sands Regent Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9Ball
Field: 69
Prizes: $44,400
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games – Final 2 of 3 sets – Race to 8
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3000
2000
2000
1650
1650
1100
1100
1100
1100
700
700
700
700
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

33-48 Louie Roberts
Paul Brienza
Cole Dickson
Danny Jones
Roy Futternick
John Herron
Dan D’Imperio
Jose Parica
Rudy Pasqual
David Nottingham
Steve Snider
Robert LaBlanc
Bob Gray
Louie Lemke
Jerry Chappel
Cecil Tugwell
49-64 Dan Louie
Larry Hubbart
Junior Harris
Lou Butera
Allen Hopkins
Coyt Chapman
Bill Mielke
Charles Cosgriff
Mike Danner
Bob Herchik
Nick Mannino
John Armstrong
Clive Gridley
Ray Martin
Bob Opsahl
Scott Zimmerman
65-69 Steve Shaw
Mark Chapman
Mike Zimmerman
Peter McCoy
William Brown

Efren Reyes
Jay Swanson
Wade Crane
Danny Medina
Howard Vickery
Mike LeBron
7-8
Rich Geller
Benny Conway
9-12 Danny DiLiberto
Danny Kuykendall
Ismael Paez
Ron Rosas
13-16 Lance Saunders
Terry Bell
Mike Ives
Bob Hunter
17-24 Mike Gulyassy
Earl Strickland
David Howard
Warren Costanzo
Chris McDonald
Ernesto Dominquez
Joe Salazar
Al Winchenbaugh
25-32 Kim Davenport
Bill Incardona
Dick Megiven
Ted Ito
Keith McCready
Jim Stadler
Peter Lhotka
Darrell Nordquist

*** 32 places paid

82

Prize

March 19 – 23, 1986
9 Ball Classic Cup V
Lincolnway Lodge - Aurora, IL
Game: 9
Match: 11 out of 21
Field: 85
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $10,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $330
Sanction:
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Professional Billiard Association (PBA)
Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

4500
2700
1800
1350
1025
1025
755
755
555
555
555
555
400
400
400
500
315
315
315
315
315
315
315
315
275
275
275
275
275
275
275
275

33-48 Earl Strickland
Scott Kitto
Bill Incardona
Terry Bell
Guido Orlandi
Richie Ambrose
Paul Baker
Dick Weaver
Jack Hynes
Scott Smith
Cecil Tugwell
Chris MacDonald
Wiki Robinson
Todd Anderson
Denny Keehan
Ed Khidirian
49-64 Mark Wilson
Mike Randy
Willie Munson
Dick Lane
Dallas West
Danny DiLiberto
Cliff Leahy
Matt Fudacz
Bob Williams
Joe Nielson
Roger DelGato
Joe Villalpando
Robert Bentele
Rich Carpenter
Joe Galloway
Tom Karabotsos

Jose Parica
Dave Bollman
Allen Hopkins
Danny Medina
Efren Reyes
Danny Jones
7-8
Louie Roberts
Larry Schwartz
9-12 Buddy Hall
David Howard
Steve Mizerak
Don McCoy
13-16 Nick Varner
Mike LeBron
Henry Granas
George Michaels
17-24 Paul Brienza
Larry Hubbart
Greg Fix
Mark Jarvis
Ronnie Allen
Warren Costanzo
Gary Hutchings
John Zaksas
25-32 Jay Swanson
Wade Crane
Grady Mathews
Kim Davenport
Mike Massey
Jim Mataya
Bob Vanover
R K McLoud

83

Prize

March 19 – 23, 1986
9 Ball Classic Cup V – Women’s Division
Lincolnway Lodge - Aurora, IL
Game: 9
Match: 11 out of 21
Field: 32
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $10,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $330
Sanction:
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Professional Billiard Association (PBA)
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

2100
1260
980
700
420
420
280
280
140
140
140
140

Belinda Bearden
Bonnie Hoffman
Loree Jon Jones
Robin Bell
Peg Ledman
Kelly Simpson
7-8
Billie Billing
Laura Smith
9-12 Vicki Frechen
Dianne Piercy
JoAnn Mason
Anne Mayes
13-16 Nickell
Mary Kenniston
Jean Vaillencourt
Susie Quall
17-24 Minor
Diest’Camp
Ewa Mataya
Geraldine Titcomb
Barb Hamilton
Coolidge
B. Smith
Wrightson
25-32 Tallman
Wilson
Sinclair
Ruby Alabama
Actipis
Kelso
Coleman
Kostrzewski

84

March 31 – April 4, 1986
Last Call For 9 Ball II
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 128
Prizes: $114,000 - $50,000 added
Entry Fee: $500
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 11 of 21
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

35000
13167
7902
5268
3951
3951
2634
2634
1976
1976
1976
1976
1317
1317
1317
1317
988
988
988
988
988
988
988
988
659
659
659
659
659
659
659
659

33-48 Jerry Nacovsky
Richie Ambrose
Denny Searcy
Jim Mataya
Steve Dobrowolski
Joe DiPietro
Phil Fasciana
Bob Opsahl
Jack Ford
Henry Granas
Bill Incardona
Scott Townsend
Allen Hopkins
Louie Roberts
Larry Geracitano
Jim Reid
49-64 Danny Jones
George Mikula
Grady Mathews
Mark Maryo
Larry Hubbart
Dave Egdahl
Mike Nicoloro
Pat Fleming
Mike Sigel
Rich Rosso
Wade Crane
Ron Casanzio
C M Lee
David Rhodes
David Howard
Mike Danner

494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
494
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330
330

Jim Rempe
Efren Reyes
Jay Swanson
Nick Varner
Kim Davenport
Earl Strickland
7-8
Sammy Jones
Dick Weaver
9-12 Bob Williams
George Brunt
Pete Fusco
Danny DiLiberto
13-16 Scott Kitto
Mike Gulyassy
Bob Hunter
Dick Lane
17-24 Mike Massey
Joe Kiley
Buddy Hall
Ed Metushneck
Tom Vanover
Ray Lerman
Mike LeBron
Rich Geiler
25-32 Joe Frady
John DiToro
Mike Zuglan
Tom Ruocco
Ron Dobosenski
Junior Harris
Danny Medina
Brian Hashimoto

85

May 5 – 9, 1986
3rd Annual McDermott Masters 9 Ball Tournament
Davenport, IA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 64
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

86

May 28 – June 1, 1986
10th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Crystal Ball Room – Hyatt-Regency Hotel – Fort Worth, TX
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 128
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

2000
1800
1500
1200
900
900
600
600
400
400
400
400
300
300
300
300
225
225
225
225
225
225
225
225
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175

Jesus Rivera
Mickey Leon Stone
Ralph Cortez
Steve Matlock
Steve Maniccia
Dave Kekel
7-8
Mike Jackson
Warren Strickland
9-12 Joe MacNamara
Michael Else
Tom Smith
Vince Miller
13-16 Joe Babcock
Steven Page
Rodney Young
Romiro Sanchez
17-24 Craig Zoschke
Randy Goettlieb
Jerry Priest
Robert Owen
Bill Wilson
Eddie Wagoner
Gary Bloomberg
Bruce Pfender
25-32 Kevin Morris
Tim Brandt
Matt Cook
Jack Felan
Dick Spitzer
Martin Warren
Bill Igel
Dan Barnard

87

May 28 – June 1, 1986
10th Annual BCA Women’s National 8 Ball Tournament
Crystal Ball Room – Hyatt-Regency Hotel – Fort Worth, TX
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 88
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

1600
1200
1000
900
700
700
500
500
350
350
350
350
225
225
225
225
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175

Linda Hoffman
Christine Glass
Cheryl Hightower
Diane Piercy
Tammy Brown
Garl Bloomberg
7-8
Chi Zeeb
Chris Fields
9-12 Pat Lewis
Vickie Kikel
Letha Shoemaker
Beth Wimber
13-16 Sunshine Crews
J P Sheriden
Pat Bartlett
Jeanne Bloomberg
17-24 Vicki Trimm
Charlotte Furniss
Lorraine Herrera
Debra Chase
Karen Applegarth
Jean Dougherty
Robin Schultz
Jennifer Talley

Senior Division
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Stanley Coscia
Harold Schnormeier
Jerry Priest
Bob Keating
Woody Coleman
Robert Lassiter
Red Jones
Paul Smith

750
500
400
350
300
300
200
200

88

June 4 - 8, 1986
Sands Regent III Open 9 Ball Tournament
Sands Regent Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9Ball
Field: 80
Prizes: $44,000 - $20,000 added
Entry Fee: $300

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3000
2200
2200
1700
1700
1200
1200
1200
1200
800
800
800
800
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

32-48 Ed Kelly
Jay Swanson
Peter Lhotka
Henry Granas
Dave Bollman
Audie Perez
Wilson King
Dick Magiveron
Lenny Loder
Pat Schumacher
Chris McDonald
Jimmy Rodgers
Jerry Chappel
Richard White
Harry Platis
Bill Loucks
49-64 Grady Mathews
Paul Brienza
Terry Osborne
Carson Wiley
Scott Smith
David Nottingham
Warren Costanzo
Mike Danner
Larry Nelson
Ted Ito
Ernesto Dominquez
Mike Massey
Robert Gray
Rusty Miller
Bob Opsahl
Pete Uande

Efren Reyes
Earl Strickland
Bill Incardona
Ray Martin
Nick Varner
Allen Hopkins
7-8
Jose Parica
Tom Brown
9-12 Dan Louie
David Rhodes
Mike LeBron
Mike Sigel
13-16 Ron Rosas
Mike Gulyassy
Keith McCready
Don Steele
17-24 Willie Munson
Roy Futternick
Dan D’Imperio
Junior Harris
Jim Mataya
Terry Bell
David Howard
Louie Lemke
25-32 Buddy Hall
Howard Vickery
Steve Shaw
Danny Medina
Rich Geiler
Gary Nolan
Gary Golder
Bill Igel
*** 32 places paid

89

Prize

July 8 - 12, 1986
3rd Annual Busch Open 9 Ball Tournament
Miller Time Billiards – 5010 22nd Ave – Moline, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 49
Prizes: $29,250 - $8,000 added
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction:
PBA & WPBA
Sponsors: McDermott Cues

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

5500
3000
2200
1600
1125
1125
900
900
675
675
675
675
300
300
300
300

33-48 Nick Varner
Larry Schwartz
Eddie Carver
Earl Strickland
J M Flowers
Bob Opsahl
Tom Weidel
Mark Wilson
Dick Weaver
Ron Martin
Steve Honnens
Gordy Vanderveer
Mike Uzelac
Tor Lowry
Jim Willard
Ken Kingdon
49
Mike Bandy

Mike Sigel
Allen Hopkins
Bill Incardona
Dick Lane
Dallas West
Scott Kitto
7-8
Dave Bollman
Ray Martin
9-12 Jose Parica
Greg Fix
Jeff Carter
Guido Orlandi
1`3-16 Buddy Hall
Howard Vickery
Louie Roberts
Willie Munson
17-24 Danny Medina
Mike LeBron
Pat Fleming
Grady Mathews
Danny DiLiberto
Bobby Legg
Paul Baker
Toby Dick
25-32 Wade Crane
Jim Mataya
Bob Hunter
Ken Cross
Mark Jarvis
Gary Hutchings
Terry Romine
Jim Schroeder

90

Prize

July 8 - 12, 1986
3rd Annual Busch Open 9 Ball Tournament – Women’s Division
Miller Time Billiards – 5010 22nd Ave – Moline, IL
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 16
Prizes: $5,200 - $2,000 added
Entry Fee: $200
Sanction:
PBA & WPBA
Sponsors: McDermott Cues

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

1800
1300
900
600
300
300

Kris Villalpando
Loree Jon Jones
Billie Billing
Peg Ledman
Mary Kenniston
Kelly Simpson
7-8
Bonnie Hoffman
Ewa Mataya
9-12 Debbie Smith
Jean Tomasello
Sinclair
Belinda Bearden
13-16 Laura Smith
Wilson
Bowman
Mayes

91

August 9 – 16, 1986
9th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Championship
Philadelphia Center Hotel – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Field: 54
Prizes: $80,000 - $25,000 added
Entry Fee: $500
Sponsors:

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

8000
5000
3200
3200
2000
2000
1400
1400
1130
1130
1130
1130
860
860
860
860
585
585
585
585
585
585
585
585

Nick Varner
Allen Hopkins
Jim Rempe
Mike Sigel
5-6
Jack Colavita
Tom Storm
7-8
Mike Zuglan
Bob Vanover
9-12 Norbert Lang
Ray Martin
Danny DiLiberto
Lou Butera
13-16 Marty Ciccia
Lester Smulowitz
Alain Martel
Dick Lane
17-24 Ed Sheahan
Tom Manley
Greg Fix
Jim Fusco
Mike Wallace
Pat Fleming
Rodney Thompson
Bengt Pederson
24-32

Player

92

Prize

August 9 – 16, 1986
9th Annual PPPA World Open 14.1 Championship – Women’s Division
Philadelphia Center Hotel – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Field: 10
Prizes: $15,000
Entry Fee: $500
Sanction:
PPPA & WPBA
Sponsors:

Match: 100 points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-10

Loree Jon Jones
Mary Kenniston
Belinda Bearden
Louise Furberg
Anne Mayes
Linda Haywood
Palma Godwin
Gloria Walker
Billie Billing
Linda Oakes

3000
1500
900
600
400
400
250
250
150
150

93

August 31 – September 4, 1986
2nd Annual BC 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9Ball
Field: 58
Prizes: 44,500 - $15,000 added
Entry Fee: $500
Sponsors:

Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimintion
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3-4

10000
5000
3500
3500
2200
2200
1672
1672
1276
1276
1276
1276
968
968
968
968
660
660
660
660
660
660
660
660

33-48 Barry Shaw
Terry Bell
Gene Catron
Darryl Osborne
Jim Fusco
Rich LaRussa
Bjorn L’Orange
Ron Casanzio
Junior Harris
Bill Dunsmore
Joe Stolloe
Danny DiLiberto
Kim Davenport
Jim Cattrano
Guy Carney
Ron Durante
49-58 Clarence Bell
Ed Metushoneck
Joe Koslowski
Gerry Fiehl
Lester Smulowitz
Cliff Leahy
Mac MacQuillan
Mike Lane
Jim Rempe
Jack Zur

Mike Sigel
Mike LeBron
Allen Hopkins
Steve Mizerak
5-6
Wade Crane
Nick Varner
7-8
Keith McCready
Larry Hubbart
9-12 Ray Martin
Bob Hunter
Mike Zuglan
Grady Mathews
13-16 Jimmy Reid
Jose Parica
Jerry Brock
Gerry Watson
17-24 Howard Vickery
Mike Wallace
Pete Fusco
Lenny Loder
Luther Lassiter
Dave Bollman
Luc Salvas
Bill Staton
25-32 Brian Hashimoto
Tony Annigoni
Mike Gulyassy
Alain Martel
Lou Butera
Earl Strickland
Ron Bookin
Mike Xiarhos

94

Prize

November 3 – 8, 1986
11th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q- Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 48
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $22,400 - $10,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman & Meucci Cues
Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

7000
3500
2300
1600
1200
1200
800
800
600
600
600
600
400
400
400
400

25-32 Jim Rempe
Mike Gulyassy
Toby Sweet
Terry Bell
Al Bonife
Paul Hartley
Bob Hunter
Bill Stephen
33-48 Luther Lassiter
Jimmy Reid
Kim Davenport
Louie Lemke
Charlie Jarboe
Brian Hashimoto
Dave Palmer
Tony Mougey
Ron Cosanzio
Bob Opsahl
Ed Sheahan
Guido Orlandi
Wade Crane
John Barnshaw
Roy Trivett
Joe Root

David Howard
Mike LeBron
Nick Varner
Mike Sigel
Buddy Hall
Steve Shaw
7-8
Grady Mathews
Lenny Loder
9-12 Steve Mizerak
Sammy Jones
Howard Vickery
Danny DiLiberto
13-16 Dave Bollman
Danny Medina
Dave White
Steve Geller
17-24 Earl Strickland
Bob Williams
Louie Roberts
Jay Swanson
Mike LeBron
Harvey Mason
Chris MacDonald
Don Polo

95

Prize

November 3 – 8, 1986
3rd Annual Women’s U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q- Master Billiards – 6208– 18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 13
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $4550
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200
Sanction: WPBA & MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman $3,000 added
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

13

Prize
Jean Balukas
Marry Kenniston
Ewa Mataya
Bonnie Hoffman
Peg Ledman
Laura Smith
Loree Jon Jones
JoAnne Mason
Simpson
Macante
Mayes
Belinda Bearden
Vicki Paski

1750
1100
750
500
250
250

96

December 3 - 7, 1986
Sands/Regency IV 9 Ball Open
Sands Casino & Hotel – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 81
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $20,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3200
2200
2200
1750
1750
1200
1200
1200
1200
800
800
800
800
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

33-48 Lou Butera
Ray Martin
Paul Brienza
Chris MacDonald
Bill Mielke
Dan D’Imperio
Dick Megiveron
Jay Swanson
David Nottingham
David Rhodes
Al Winchenbaugh
Tom Karabotsos
John Bryant
Arturo Rivera
Ted Ito
Scott Chandler
49-64 Mark Wilson
Louie Roberts
Tim Padgett
Bill Incardona
Darrell Nordquist
Brian Hashimoto
Dan Kuykendall
Larry Nelson
J M Flowers
Gary Hutchings
Rick White
Jimmy Rodgers
Harry Platis
Craig Hauser
Roger Kearney
Mike Poppke

Mike Sigel
David Howard
Allen Hopkins
Ron Rosas
Nick Varner
Jeff Carter
7-8
Mike LeBron
Earl Strickland
9-12 Dave Bollman
Danny Medina
Kim Davenport
Jose Parica
13-16 Warren Costanzo
Greg Fix
Mike Zuglan
Junior Harris
17-24 Gary Lutman
Al Romero
Scott Kitto
Ismael Paez
Keith McCready
Howard Vickery
Jim Reid
Ernesto Dominguez
25-32 Bill Graves
Jerry Johnson
Steve Shaw
Jean Balukas
Buddy Hall
Mike Zimmerman
Wade Crane
Roy Futternick

97

Prize

December 14 - 19, 1986
Last Call For 9 Ball III
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 356
Prizes: $50,000 added
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: MPBA

Match: 9 of 17
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

40000
6250
4590
3060
2086
2086
1391
1391
1043
1043
1043
1043
696
696
696
696
557
557
557
557
557
557
557
557
418
418
418
418
418
418
418
418

Mike Sigel
Nick Varner
Jose Garcia
Jose Parica
Danny Medina
Larry Hubbart
7-8
Dave Favor
Mike Zuglan
9-12 Gary Nolan
Dave Bollman
Dave Carver
Joe Cataldi
13-16 George Michaels
Buddy Hall
David Howard
Howard Vickery
17-24 Jim Rempe
Sam Guzman
Tony Ellin
Jack Stenner
Burt Dreisch
Ed Hodan
Steve Mizerak
Chris MacDonald
25-32 Guido Orlandi
Jay Swanson
Mark Edwards
Tom Brown
Dave Daya
Gaston LeBlanc
Michael Stauben
Scott Kitto

98

December 14 - 19, 1986
Last Call For 9 Ball III – Women’s Division
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 36
Prizes: $50,000 added
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: MPBA & WPBA

Match: 9 of 17
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
1400
640
500
300
300
230
230

7-8

Jean Balukas
Fran Crimi
Susan Bishop
Linda Haywood
Ewa Mataya
Dorrena Warren
Laura Smith
Geraldine Titcomb

99

April 6 – 12, 1987
9 Ball Classic Cup VI
Pheasant Run Resort Hotel – St Charles, IL
Game: 9
Match: 11 out of 21
Field: 15
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $10,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $330
Sanction:
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Professional Billiard Association (PBA)
Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

6000
4000
3000
2200
1600
1600
1200
1200
900
900
900
900
700
700
700
700
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

Mike Sigel
Mark Jarvis
Efren Reyes
Earl Strickland
Bob Hunter
Danny Medina
7-8
Buddy Hall
Paul Brienza
9-12 Kim Davenport
Danny Jones
Bob Vanover
Mark Maryo
13-16 Dallas West
David Howard
Grady Mathews
George Michaels
17-24 Nick Varner
Howard Vickery
Jean Balukas
Danny DiLiberto
Willie Munson
Jose Parica
Pat Fleming
Dick Lane

100

April 6 – 12, 1987
9 Ball Classic Cup VI – Women’s Division
Pheasant Run Resort Hotel – St Charles, IL
Game: 9
Match:
Field: 15
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $5,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction:
Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA)
Professional Billiard Association (PBA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Jean Balukas
Ewa Mataya
Loree Jon Jones
Lori Shampo
Belinda Bearden
Billie Billing
Vicki Paski
Jean Vaillancourt

3200
2300
1500
1300
1100
1100
750
750

101

May 5 – 9, 1987
McDermott Masters IV 9 Ball Tournament
Davenport, IA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 64
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: PBA

Match: 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
5000
3000
2000
1500
1500
1025
1025
875
875
875
875
600
600
600
600
350
350
350
350
350
350
350
350

33-48 Mark Wilson
Grady Mathews
Mark Jarvis
Steve Mizerak
Howard Vickery
Bill Incardona
Paul Brienza
Willie Munson
Dick Spitzer
Jim Mataya
Ron Martin
Jimmy Reid
Garry Drennan
Jack Hines
Gary Lutman
Jim Buss
49-64 Chris MacDonald
Don McCoy
George Michaels
Mark Maryo
Joe Trevino
Ed Borrego
Mark Showalter
Matt Mattille
J M Flowers
Junior Harris
John Ritonya
Willie Elder
Joe Villalpando
Armond Scharper
Tom Weidel
Jim Spencer

Nick Varner
Mike Sigel
Kim Davenport
Jim Rempe
Earl Strickland
Dallas West
7-8
Danny Medina
Ernesto Dominguez
9-12 Gary Nolan
Efren Reyes
Jeff Carter
Ray Martin
13-16 Mike LeBron
Ron Dobosenski
David Howard
Dave Bollman
17-24 Paul Baker
Louie Roberts
Bob Williams
Jim Wetch
Buddy Hall
Scott Kitto
Greg Fix
Dave Matlock
25-32 Jimmy Hodges
Wade Crane
T Okumuro
Ken Cross
David Nottingham
Sal Butera
Rich Ross
Larry Schwartz
*** 24 Places paid

102

`

Prize

May 5 – 9, 1987
McDermott Masters IV 9 Ball Tournament - Women’s Division
Davenport, IA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 27
Prizes: $8100
Entry Fee: $150
Sanction: WPBA

Match: 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

2000
1450
900
900
725
725
600
600

Jean Balukas
Laura Smith
Yoko Miura
Loree Jon Jones
Chris Glass
Billie Billing
7-8
Peg Ledman
Mary Kenniston
9-12 Belinda Bearden
Kelly Simpson
Bonnie Hoffman
Decker
13-16 Sue Warren
Hamilton
Northup
Wilson
17-24 C Hoffman
Susie Quall
Thompson
Hendrix
Vogelsang
Tallman
Vicki Paski
Bretenbach
25-27 Sawyer
Keeler
Reid

103

May 26 – 30, 1987
11th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Park Place Hotel – Kansas City, MO
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 5 of 9 games
Field: 192
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

Prize

Stan Fimple
Mike Finne

3500

Women’s Division – Field: 120 - Best 4 of 7
Linda Hoffman
Hague

2500

Senior Division
Jerry Priest
Red Keating

1000

104

June 3 – 7, 1987
Sands/Regency V 9 Ball Open
Sands Casino & Hotel – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 81
Prizes: $20,000 added
Entry Fee:
Sanction: PBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

Player

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3200
2200
2200
1750
1750
1200
1200
1200
1200
800
800
800
800
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

33-48 Danny DiLiberto
Danny D’Imperio
Armando Canalis
David Nottingham
John DiToro
Terry Osborne
Sergio Gandarilla
Joe Villalpando
Bill Houck
Jim Williams
Sal Butera
Robert Gray
Jerry Coleman
Peter Quande
John Lewis
Doug Jensen
49-64 Wade Crane
Nick Varner
Peter Lhotka
Ted Ito
Scott Kitto
Ernesto Dominquez
Frank Konrath
Warren Costanzo
Junior Harris
Chris MacDonald
Jack Madden
Ray Stanzions
Jim Ehrbar
Bill Loucks
John Miller
Martin Lenz

Earl Strickland
Kim Davenport
Bob Williams
Keith McCready
Mike Sigel
Ray Martin
7-8
Allen Hopkins
Louie Lemke
9-12 Efren Reyes
Mike LeBron
Howard Vickery
Tom Kwong
13-16 Ron Rosas
David Howard
Greg Fix
Danny Medina
17-24 Jerry Johnson
Dave Bollman
Takeshi Okumura
Jerry Chappel
John Henderson
Steve Shaw
Brian Hashimoto
Craig Hauser
25-32 Dave Matlock
Dan Louie
Billy Aguero
Bob Hunter
Mike DeFino
Gary Nolan
Al Romero
Dick Megiveron

105

Prize

August 29 – September 3, 1987
3rd Annual BC 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9Ball
Field: 72
Prizes: $10,000 added
Entry Fee: $350
`
Sanction: PBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10,000
5,000
3,000
2,000
1,050
1,050
800
800
550
550
550
550
425
425
425
425
250
250
250
250
250
250
250
250

Jim Rempe
Kim Davenport
Wade Crane
Dave Bollman
Steve Mizerak
Pete Fusco
7-8
Mike Zuglan
Mike Sigel
9-12 Jean Balukas
Ray Martin
Ron Cosanzio
Bo Newport
13-16 George Michaels
Greg Fix
Sammy Jones
Mark Jarvis
17-24 Keith McCready
Frank Piasecki
Grady Mathews
Lou Butera
John Tillberg
Danny Medina
Mark Mayo
Jose Garcia

106

August 29 – September 3, 1987
1st Annual BC Women’s 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 16
Prizes: $9,000 - $5000 added
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: WPBA

Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4

Loree Jon Jones
Ewa Mataya
Bonnie Hoffman
JoAnn Mason

5,000
2,500
1,000
500

107

November 2 – 7, 1987
12th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Field: 52
Prizes: $22,900
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: PBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

7000
3500
2500
1800
1300
1300
1000
1000
750
750
750
750
400
400
400
400
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200

Earl Strickland
Jim Rempe
Mike Sigel
Jay Swanson
Steve Mizerak
Jimmy Reid
7-8
Allen Hopkins
Johnny Archer
9-12 Danny Medina
Richie Ambrose
David Howard
Joe Frady
13-16 Sammy Jones
Howard Vickery
Johnny Morrow
Jim Mataya
17-24 Jean Balukas
Don Polo
Dave Bollman
Keith McCready
J. Farrell
Jimmy Fusco
Kim Davenport
John Dovensky

108

November 5 – 7, 1987
4th Annual Women’s U S Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards – 6208–18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $6200 - $3000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200
Sanction: WPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman $3,000 added
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6

Prize
Jean Balukas
Belinda Bearden
Loree Jon Jones
Ewa Mataya
Mary Kenniston
Peg Ledman

2,000
1,100
900
700
500
500

109

November 27 - 29, 1987
9th Annual WPBA National 9 Ball Championship
Sandusky Sheraton Hotel – Sandusky, OH
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 35
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $3000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $195 Pros
Sanction: WPBA
Sponsors: Dan Kromer & Brunswick Billiards
Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Mary Kenniston
Loree Jon Jones
Robin Bell
Bonnie Hoffman
Dawn Meurin
Lori Shampo
Peg Ledman
Laura Smith
Billy Billing
Pam Tallman
Belinda Bearden
Kelly Simpson

2,000
1,400
1,000
800
650
650
500
500
100
100
100
100

110

December 9 - 13, 1987
Sands Regent VI Open 9 Ball Tournament
Sands Regent Hotel Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 72
Prizes: $44,400 - $20,000
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: PBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1100
1100
1100
1100
800
800
800
800

Jay Swanson
Ray Martin
Bob Hunter
Howard Vickery
Jeff Carter
Dan Louie
7-8
Mike LeBron
Jim Rempe
9-12 Rich Geiler
Danny Medina
Dave Nottingham
Arturo Rivera
13-16 Dave Bollman
Danny DiLiberto
Mark Maryo
Steve Mizerak
17-24

25-32

111

December 17 - 23, 1987
Last Call For 9 Ball IV
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 356
Prizes: $40,000 added
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: MPBA

Match: 9 of 17
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

112

December 17 - 23, 1987
Last Call For 9 Ball IV – Women’s Division
Cotillion Ballroom - Resorts International Casino Hotel – Atlantic City, NJ
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 56
Prizes: $10,000 added
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: MPBA

Match: 9 of 17
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

Prize

February 4 – 7, 1988
U.S. Invitational 14.1 Straight Pool Championship
Bond Court Hotel – Cleveland, OH
Game: 14.1
Field: 64
Prizes: $10,000 added
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
Sponsors: Frank Zummo

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

113

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Steve Mizerak
Mike Zuglan
Jack Colavita
Jose Garcia
Ray Martin
Bob Vanover
Grady Mathews
Pat Fleming

6000
3200
2100
1200
550
550
300
300

February 12 – 16, 1988
International 9 Ball Championship
Tokyo, Japan
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 64
Prizes: $50,000
Entry Fee:
Sanction: WPA - PBA
Sponsors:

Match:
Format: Single Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

114

Player

W

L

Prize

April 6 – 10, 1988
McDermott’s Masters V Men’s World Open 9 Ball Invitational
Troy Hilton – Detroit, MI
Game: 9 Ball
Match: 2 of 3 sets – Race to 7
Field: 64
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $10,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: WPA & BCA
Sponsors: McDermott Cues – Peter Vitalie Custom Tables – Saffron Billiard Supplies
115

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

12000
6200
3000
3000
1500
1500
1500
1500
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
800
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400

Efren Reyes
Mike Sigel
Dick Lane
Earl Strickland
5-8
Danny Medina
Wade Crane
Bob Hunter
Grady Mathews
9-16 Dave Bollman
Dallas West
Steve Mizerak
Dennis Hatch
Nick Varner
Keith McCready
Jean Balukas
Jim Marino
17-32 Chris MacDonald
Belinda Bearden
Sammy Jones
Jay Swanson
Howard Vickery
Nicholas Bergendorff
Mark Jarvis
Johnny Archer
Paul Brienza
Harry Sexton
Mark Goodside
Danny DiLiberto
Billy Burge
C M Lee
Mike LeBron
Mike Carson

April 6 – 10, 1988
McDermott’s Masters V Women’s World Open 9 Ball Invitational
Troy Hilton – Detroit, MI
Game: 9 Ball
Match:
Field: 64
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $10,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: WPBA & BCA
Sponsors: McDermott Cues – Peter Vitalie Custom Tables – Saffron Billiard Supplies
116

Player
1
2
3-4
5-8

Prize
JoAnn Mason
Robin Bell
Belinda Bearden
Vicki Paski
Peg Ledman
Loree Jon Jones
Debbie Smith
Elaine Furberg

2500
1500
900
900
300
300
300
300

June 1988
Brunswick World Open 9 Ball Championship
Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Race to 7 – 2 out of 3 sets – Finals Race to 9
Field: 64
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $50,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200 and $100
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Sponsors: Brunswick Billiards $50,000 added
117

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

15,000
7,000
3,000
3,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

Earl Strickland
Mike Sigel
Buddy Hall
Keith McCready
5-8
David Howard
Bob Hunter
Efren Reyes
Dan Louie
9-16 Jeff Carter
Nick Varner
Dave Bollman
Danny Medina
Jim Rempe
George Brunt
Kim Davenport
Steve Mizerak
17-32 Sammy Jones
Mike LeBron
Mark Maryo
Grady Mathews
Dennis Hatch
Bill Incardona
Mark Wilson
Danny DiLiberto
Ismael Paez
Howard Vickery
Richie Ambrose
Bob Williams
Richie Florence
Johnny Archer
Jim Mataya
David Matlock
***Top 32 finishers were paid

June 1988
Brunswick Women’s World Open 9 Ball Championship
Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Race to 7 2 of 3 sets – Final Race to 9
Field: 16
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $10,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $100
Sanction: WPBA
Sponsors: Brunswick Billiards $50,000 added
118

Player
1
2
3-4
5-8

Prize
Jean Balukas
Ewa Mataya
Robin Bell
Loree Jon Jones
Bonnie Hoffman
Mary Kenniston
Laura Smith
Pam Tallman

3,000
2,000
1,300
1,300
600
600
600
600

*** Top 8 finishers were paid

May 10 – 14, 1988
13th Annual BCA National 8 Ball Tournament
Galt House Hotel – Louisville, KY
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field:
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
119

Player
1
2

Prize
Harry Sexton
Seco Varani

June 8 – 12, 1988
Sands Regent VII Open 9 Ball Tournament
Sands Regent Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 94
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $48,200 - $20,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman & Brunswick Billiards $12,000 added
120

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4200
3200
2400
2400
1800
1800
1300
1300
1300
1300
1000
1000
1000
1000
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300

Mike Sigel
Earl Strickland
Efren Reyes
Buddy Hall
Bob Hunter
Nick Varner
7-8
Dan Louie
Mark Wilson
9-12 Brad Gowin
Chris MacDonald
Morro Paez
Pete Trujillo
13-16 Johnny Archer
Roy Futternik
Dave Matlock
Dave Nottingham
17-24 Dennis Hatch
Ray Martin
Tony Annigoni
Warren Costanzo
Junior Harris
Kim Davenport
Ray Zimmerman
Paul Brienza
25-32 George Michaels
Launce Saunders
Bill Stephen
Dan D’Imperio
Mark Maryo
Howard Vickery
Danny Medina
Dave Bollman

August 18 – 24, 1988
World 14.1 Championship
Bond Court Hotel – Cleveland, OH
Game: 14.1
Field: 39
Prizes: $12,000 added
Entry Fee: $400
Sanction: PBA
Sponsors: $10,500 added

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

121

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

Mike Sigel
Allen Hopkins
Nick Varner
Jim Rempe
Pat Fleming
Lou Butera
7-8
Dallas West
Bill Dunsmore
9-12 Jack Colavita
Bob Vanover
Oliver Ortmann
Mark Maryo
13-16 Jim Mataya
Danny DiLiberto
Ron Dobosenski
Greg Fix

7500
5000
3500
2500
1750
1750
1300
1300
850
850
850
850
400
400
400
400

High Run:
Best Game:

125
2 innings

$750

Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe

September 18-22, 1988
4th Annual BC 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9Ball
Field:
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $350
Sanction: WPA
Sponsors: $10,500 added

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

122

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10,000
5,000
3,000
2,000
1,100
1,100
850
850
625
625
625
625
500
500
500
500
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325

Dave Bollman
Kim Davenport
Allen Hopkins
Nick Varner
Jim Mataya
Bob Hunter
7-8
Earl Strickland
Mike Sigel
9-12 Sammy Jones
Pete Fusco
Howard Vickery
Mike Zugland
13-16 Danny Medina
Billy Incardona
Wade Crane
Ron Durante
17-24 Mike LeBron
Richie Pecoraro
Ed Ma Tushoneck
Johnny Archer
Mike Lane
Steve Priest
Peter Fritas
Dalton Leong
*** 24 Spots paid

September 18-22, 1988
2nd Annual BC Women’s 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 16
Prizes: $
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: WPBA
Sponsors: $5,000 added

Match: Race to 9
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

123

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Loree Jon Jones
Belinda Bearden
Robin Bell
Bonnie Hoffman
Debbie Smith
Peg Ledman
Nikki Benish
Laura Smith

2,500
1,800
1,400
1,100
800
800
300
300

*** 8 spots paid

November 7-12, 1988
13th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards – 6208-18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 72
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $44,400
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman & Brunswick Billiards $12,000 added
124

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

8,000
4,300
3,000
2,000
1,500
1,500
1,250
1,250
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
500
500
500
500
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325

Mike LeBron
Nick Varner
Allen Hopkins
Dave Bollman
Earl Strickland
Wade Crane
7-8
Buddy Hall
Brian Hashimoto
9-12 David Howard
Danny Medina
Keith McCready
Johnny Archer
13-16 Jim Rempe
Kim Davenport
Joe Lawrence
Jeff Carter
17-24 Mike cone
Howard Vickery
Bobby Johnson
Ed Sheehan
Grant Hamilton
Louis Johnson
Grady Mathews
Mike Sigel
*** 24 spots paid

November 10-12, 1988
5th Annual Women’s U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Q- Master Billiards – 6208– 18 Sewells Pt. Rd. – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $6200
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200
Sanction: WPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman & Brunswick Corp $3,000 added
125

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6

Prize
Ewa Mataya
Bonnie Hoffman
Loree Jon Jones
Jo Ann Mason
Lori Shampo
Belinda Bearden

1,600
1,300
1,000
700
350
350

December 7 – 11, 1988
Sands Regent VIII Open 9 Ball Tournament
Sands Regent Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9Ball
Field: 90
Prizes: $47,400 - $20,000 added
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction:
PBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

126

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3000
2200
2200
1700
1700
1250
1250
1250
1250
1000
1000
1000
1000
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300

Nick Varner
Kim Davenport
Jim Mataya
Grady Mathews
Danny Medina
Keith McCready
7-8
Dennis Hatch
Dave Matlock
9-12 Bob Hunter
Mike LeBron
Mark Maryo
Jim Rempe
13-16 Arturo Rivera
Bob Williams
Chris MacDonald
Tom Brown
17-24 Jeff Carter
Dave Piona
Bill Herchik
Jeff Hill
Mike Zimmerman
Steve Shaw
Jose Parica
Ernesto Dominquez
25-32 Mark Wilson
Steve Mizerak
Larry Nelson
Rodney Keown
Don Wirtman
George Michaels
Dvae Bollman
Paul Potier
** 32 places paid

May 9-13, 1989
12th Annual BCA US Open 8 Ball Championship
Stouffer’s Airport Hotel - Denver, CO
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 314
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $37,400
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
The Men’s & Women’s Division winner also received a trophy and trip
127

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

13-16

17-24

25-32

33-48

33-48

Henry Granas
T. J. Davis
Charles Shootman
Bob Vanover
Joe Alvarez
Nathan Battle
Randy Jones
Dick Spitzer
Woody Coleman
Tom Hayden
Vince Miller
Jim Wetch
Darryl Brown
Mike Jackson
Marvin Rapp
Kim Shape
Mark Coats
Elias Garza
Bob Jones
Donny Maier
Bill Meacham
Mickey Stone
Paul Weigand
Craig Zoschie
Marty Biegler
Erman Bullard
Randy Gottlieher
Gary Golden
Gary Johnson
Bruce Pfender
Seco Varani
Jose Zaragoza
Ronnie Adkins
Gary Bloomberg
Manuel De La Cruz
Howard Finch
Rod Flenni
Jim Gravil
Dave Kikel
Steve Maniccia
Tommy Martin
Al Mason
David Miller
Gary Pope
Joe Ross
Buck Smith
Ron Wiseman

Prize

Player

Prize

1700
1500
1400
1300
1200
1200
1050
1050
925
925
925
925
600
600
600
600
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325
325

49-64 Ken Cavener
Elton Ditto
Mark Estes
Tim Grieg
Paul Guernsey
David Holmes
Sammy Jaynes
Greg Kohlmeier
Pete Lewis
Richard Montoya
Tony O’Donnell
Herb Pennington
Leonard Romero
Ray Silby
Jay Wegener
65-96 Randy Anderson
Michael Boyd
Sherrill Carveri
Mike Camp
Carl Coffee
Jim Corean
Dave Derricks
Ed Doubt
Stan Fimple
Tim Grosskopf
Dennis Guevara
John Hopkins
Butch Millican
Larry Quinn
Michael Rogue
Gene Rossi
Joseph Saad
Jim Shannon
Larry Sunde
Jeff Tallman
Dallas Tourney
Tony Updegraff
Gerry Van Scharrel
Carey Vogt
Steven Waale
Roy Werner
Stan Wilson

300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

128

Senior Men’s Division
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Jerry Priest
Bob Vanover
Seco Varani
Bob Keating
Dallas Tourney
Duane Traversie
Chuck Dusbabek
J. Flowers
William Amedeo
Paul Davis
Larry Hanson
Doug Krug

Field:

Entry Fee: $125 – Prizes: $5,550
1000
800
600
500
375
375
250
250
250
250
250
250

May 9-13, 1989
12th Annual BCA US Open Women’s 8 Ball Championship
Stouffer’s Airport Hotel - Denver, CO
Game: 8 Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Field: 152
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $16,750
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)

129

Player

Prize

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

1200
1000
850
700
600
600
500
500
400
400
400
400
300
300
300
300
250
250
250
250
250
250
250
250
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200

33-48 Dennis Campbell
Georgiana Cateel
Pat Deck
Lana Embree
Jeri Engh
Chris Fields
Kim Filipiak
Janene Hague
Margie Justice
Julie Mason
Laura McDermott
Linda Meyer
Susie Miller
Diane Piercy
Jennifer Talley
Opal Wheeler
49-64 Melody Biggs
Laura Champagne
Maureen Finn
Lisa Gerber
Barb Hamilton
Cheryl Hightower
Estella Jubb
Marilyn Klipsch
Denise Koneeny
Lorraine Larato
Toni McCante
Kelly McBride
Tammy McCurdy
Patti Murphy
Donna Sparks
Orietta Strickland

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

Sherry Lively
Christine Glass
Bonnie Coats
Kathy Legel
Pat Bartlett
Sunshine Crews
7-8
Dee McGrath
Suzie Quall
9-12 Gari Jo Bloomberg
Timi Bloomberg
Tara Davis
Ginny Keeler
13-16 Judy Gangelhoff
Brenda Overby
Vicky Patterson
Cathy Peterowski
17-24 Deboran Decker
Pat Dickau
Jeanette Frdericksen
Karen Losey
Jill Nagel
Dorothy Thomas
Jeanne Vogelsang
Deb Williams
25-32 Jeanne Bloomberg
Joyce Darling
Simone Houldsworth
Diana McCloy
Becky Stately
Becky Todd
Susie Todd
Pamela Tissing
Women’s Senior Division

Field: 16 – Entry Fee $125 – Prizes $1400

1
Fern Reedy
2
Jeanne Bloomberg
3
Opal Wheeler
4
Jeri Engh
June 7 - 11, 1989
Sands Regent IX 9 Ball Open
Sands Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 105
Prizes:
Entry Fee: $2-Sanction: PBA

500
400
300
200

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

130

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10,000
6,000
4,000
3,200
2,000
2,000
1,800
1,800
1,350
1,350
1,350
1,350
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300

Nick Varner
Kim Davenport
Steve Mizerak
Allen Hopkins
Billy Incardona
Tom Brown
7-8
Brian Atchley
Dallas West
9-12 Dave Bollman
David Howard
Bobby Williams
Mark Wilson
13-16 John Di Toro
Ernesto Dominguez
Jim Mataya
Al Romero
17-24 Johnny Archer
Nick Cano
Buddy Hall
Mike LeBron
C. M. Lee
Keith McCready
Grady Mathews
Rich Russo
25-32 John Henderson
Bobby Hunter
Ted Ito
Frank Konratch
Mark Maryo
Ron Rosas
Jay Swanson
Johnny Williams

June 21-24, 1989
Brunswick World Open 9 Ball Championship
Coliseum Ballroom - Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Preliminary Race to 8 – 2 out of 3 sets – Finals Race to 9
Field: 48
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $50,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200 and $100
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Sponsors: Brunswick Billiards $50,000 added
131

Player

Prize

1
2
3-4

15000
7000
3000
3000
1500
1500
1500
1500
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

Nick Varner
Grady Mathews
Earl Strickland
Jim Mataya
5-8
Kim Davenport
Dave Bollman
Howard Vickery
Johnny Archer
9-16 Mark Maryo
Sammy Jones
David Howard
Jim Rempe
Danny DiLiberto
Mark Wilson
Danny Medina
Mike LeBron
17-24 Keith McCready
Jeff Carter
Paul Brienza
Bob Hunter
Scott Kitto
Dennis Hatch
Ralph Eckert
Ismael Paez
Bob Williams
Brian Atchley
Ed Kelly
Jay Swanson
Dave Piona
Dallas West
Hodges
John DiToro

June 21-24, 1989
Brunswick Women’s World Open 9 Ball Championship
Coliseum Ballroom - Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Preliminary Race to 8 – 2 out of 3 sets – Finals Race to 9
Field: 16
Format: Single Elimination
Prizes: $10,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $200 and $100
Sanction: WPBA
Sponsors: Brunswick Billiards $10,000 added
132

Player
1
2
3
4
5-8

Prize
Mary Kenniston
Belinda Bearden
Robin Bell
Peg Ledman
Loree Jon Jones
Laura Smith
Ewa Mataya
Bonnie Hoffman

3,000
2,000
1,300
1,300
600
600
600
600

July 12 - 16, 1989
McDermott Masters VI 9 Ball Championship
Mountain Shadows Resort - Phoenix, AZ
Game: 9Ball
Field:
Prizes: $12,500 added
Entry Fee: $350
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games – Final 13 of 25
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

133

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4500
3200
2250
2250
1700
1700
1300
1300
1300
1300
1000
1000
1000
1000
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600

Kim Davenport
Keith McCready
Johnny Archer
Howard Vickery
Tony Annigoni
Mike LeBron
7-8
Ismael Paez
Buddy Hall
9-12 Danny Medina
Jim Mataya
Steve Mizerak
Jeff Carter
13-16 Sammy Jones
Bill Incardona
Greg Fix
Dave Bollman
17-24 Mike Massey
Brian Atchely
Chris MacDonald
Bob Hunter
Dan DiLiberto
Paul Brienza
Jason Hultgren
Earl Strickland

July 12 - 16, 1989
McDermott Masters VI 9 Ball Championship – Women’s Division
Mountain Shadows Resort - Phoenix, AZ
Game: 9Ball
Field:
Prizes: $14,700 - $12,500 added
Entry Fee: $350
Sanction: WPBA

Match: Best 9 of 17 games – Final 11 of 21
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

134

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8
9-12

Prize
Mary Kenniston
Robin Bell
Ewa Mataya
Loree Jon Jones
Belinda Bearden
Gloria Walker
Kelly Simpson
Bonnie Hoffman
Peg Ledman
Sherri Sewell
JoAnn Mason
Pam Biddle

3300
2500
1700
1300
1000
1000
750
750
600
600
600
600

September 3 - 7, 1989
5th Annual BC 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9Ball
Field:
Prizes: $12,500 added
Entry Fee: $350
Sanction: PBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

135

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
5000
3100
2250
1600
1600
1100
1100
800
800
800
800
600
600
600
600
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400

Mike Sigel
Nick Varner
Larry Hubbart
Rolf Soquet
Earl Strickland
Allen Hopkins
7-8
Dave Bollman
Buddy Hall
9-12 Sammy Jones
Mike LeBron
Mark Maryo
Bob Zak
13-16 Jim Rempe
Ron Cosanzo
John Archer
Ray MacNamara
17-24 Danny Medina
Greg Hatch
Tony Robles
Mike Xiarhos
Steve Mizerak
Richard Hansen
Mike Wallace
Jim Mataya

September 3 - 7, 1989
2nd Annual BC Women’s 9 Ball Open
Holliday Inn Arena – Binghamton, NY
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 16
Prizes: $ 5,000 added
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: WPBA

Match: Race to 9 – Final Race to 11
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

136

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Loree Jon Jones
Laura Smith
Kelly Oyama
Belinda Bearden
Robin Bell
JoAnn
Nikki Benish
Shari Stauch

2500
2000
1500
1100
800
800
600
600

November 14 – 18, 1989
14th Annual U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Quality Inn Lake Wright Motel – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9Ball
Match: Best 11 of 21 games - Final 13 of 25
Field: 72
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $44,400 - $15,000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction: MPBA
Sponsors: Barry Behrman & Brunswick Billiards
137

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
3500
2500
1600
1600
1250
1250
900
900
900
900
625
625
625
625
400
400
400
400
400
400
400
400

Nick Varner
Kim Davenport
Mike Sigel
Buddy Hall
Allen Hopkins
Howard Vickery
7-8
Steve Mizerak
Chris McDonald
9-12 Harold Dallas
Tony Robles
Jim Mataya
Willie Munson
13-16 Earl Strickland
Grady Mathews
Danny Medina
Larry Hubbard
17-24 Mike LeBron
Brian Acthley
Bob Williams
Scotty Boggs
Bill Stephen
Dave Bollman
Johnny Archer
Keith McCready

November 16 – 18, 1989
6th Annual Women’s U.S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Quality Inn Lake Wright Motel – Norfolk, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Match: Best 9 of 17 games – Final 11 of 21
Field: 24
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $10,00 - $5000 added
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee: $250 Pros $150 Amateurs
Sanction: Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance (WPBA)
Sponsors: Barry Behrman & Brunswick Billiards
138

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Loree Jon Jones
Ewa Mataya
Mary Kenniston
Peg Ledman
Jo Ann Mason
Robin Bell
Gloria Walker
Bonnie Hoffman

2500
1800
1500
1200
900
900
600
600

November 28 – December 1, 1989
14th BCA U.S. Open 14.1 Championship
Congress Hotel – 520 S. Michigan Ave – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.l
Match: 150 points – Final 200 points
Field: 32
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $40,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Sponsors: I.W. Harper & Brunswick Billiards

139

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000 + Brunswick Gold Crown III
5000
3000
2000
1500
1500
1250
1250
1000
1000
1000
1000
725
725
725
725
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

Oliver Ortmann
Steve Mizerak
Nick Varner
Mike Sigel
Jim Rempe
Dallas West
7-8
Dick Lane
Allen Hopkins
9-12 Grady Mathews
Danny DiLiberto
Jeff Carter
Ray Martin
13-16 Jim Mataya
Bob Hunter
Greg Fix
Bill Dunsmore
17-24 Jack Colavita
Larry Lisciotti
Rick Ruxton
Paul Brienza
Bob Vanover
Johnny Ervolino
Tom Ruocco
Bill Staton
High Run:
Best Game:

Mike Sigel - 150 and out
Mike Sigel – 2 innings

November 28 – December 1, 1989
BCA Women’s U.S. Open 14.1 Championship
Congress Hotel – 520 S. Michigan Ave – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.l
Match: 100 points – Final 200 points
Field: 8
Format: Double Elimintion
Prizes: $10,000
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanction: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Sponsors: I.W. Harper & Brunswick Billiards

140

Player
1
2
3
4
5-6
7-8

Prize
Loree Jon Jones
Robin Bell
Belinda Bearden
Ewa Mataya
Jo Ann Mason
Geraldine Titcomb
Vicki Paski
Gloria Walker

High Run:
Best Game:

$250

4000 + Brunswick Gold Crown III
2000
1250
850
600
600
350
350

Ewa Mataya 54

December 5 -9, 1989
Sands Regent X 9 Ball Open
Sands Hotel & Casino – Reno, NV
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes: $20,00 added
Entry Fee: $125
Sanction: MPBA

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

141

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5-6

10000
6000
4000
3000
2000
2000
1500
1500
1100
1100
1100
1100
800
800
800
800
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

Mike Sigel
Danny Medina
Mike LeBron
Dave Bollman
Howard Vickery
Bob Hunter
7-8
Jeff Carter
Jim Rempe
9-12 Mike Staubes
Kim Davenport
Nick Varner
Jim Mataya
13-16 Tom Soria
Jay Swanson
David Howard
Johnny Archer
17-24 Ernesto Dominquez
Don Wirtaman
Rich Geiler
Al Bryan
Bill Meachem
Ismael Paez
Tony Ellin
George Breedlove

142