John Sungail 2014 Shark ‘em Champion!

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May 15, 2014 (Palm Beach Billiards) – Congratulations to John Sungail, 2014 Shark ‘em Champion! Not only did John win the tournament this year, he wins the award for sharker of the night. John was the epitome of what it takes to be a great sharker! This was our third year having this event, which is back only by popular demand! The format was a race to one, 8-ball, double elimination.

Thanks to everyone who came out to shark and be sharked! Thanks to Al for the tasty homemade collard greens (and fart machines), Cesar Wade for the yummy cornbread, Mike Sr and Paulie’s girlfriend for the macaroni salads, and thanks Jerry for BBQ-ing all those ribs! And a huge thanks to Mike Sr. for adding $100 to the pot!

Thanks to everyone for being great sports. This was the best event yet! Some of the games can be viewed on the Palm Beach ACS Stream page at http://www.palmbeachacs.com/stream/ or on Ustream. Warning: this was not a respectable tournament. Please excuse any vulgar language (it’s only once a year)!

Congratulations to Brandon Howard (left) on his second place finish, and Dan Moran who finished 3d (right). John Sungail (center), winner ! It wasn’t easy!!! But everyone had a great time!

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Scott Nodell takes 2013 Top Guns!

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Boynton Beach, FL  (June 29, 2013) – The best of the best came together Saturday to find out just who is the Top Gun in the Palm Beach County this year. Every player was capable of winning this highly contested tournament on any given day, and on Saturday Scott Nodell shot his way to the top.

The Top Guns tournament invites the top 16 players with the highest average for the past three sessions. The format is a race to three, modified double elimination. This format requires every player to be on top of their game to get to the final single elimination board of four. One missed shot or unforced error can cost these high-level players their match, and that’s exactly what happened to several Top Guns who weren’t on their game that day.

Nodell met up in the title match against rising star Dean Allen, who Nodell sent to the one-loss side earlier in the day. This was Allen’s first year that he qualified for Top Guns and by the end of the night it was clear that he belonged in this event, having shot past the likes of Sam Kantar and last year’s Top Gun Champion Chris Filippelli, both favorites to win the event.  Nodell, a well-known player in this area, had a long path to the finals as well, after being sent west by Greg Deaton, then knocking out Mike Mignacca, Marty Gayler and Al Cashwell along the way.

Also making it to the final four board – Greg Deaton and Jesus Borjas.  Borjas lost in the semifinals to Allen, and in a revenge match Deaton lost on the hill to Nodell. In addition to the Top Guns bragging rights, Nodell won cash and a stylish crystal Top Guns trophy.

The best of the rest also squared off on Saturday, with newcomer Ed Phillips taking the BB Guns title and crystal trophy. Phillips beat out Dan Moran, who finished a close second.  Ann Hanlon took third.

Thanks to room owners Mike Bradford and Joe Sistarelli at Slate Billiards (www.slatebilliards.com), for being great hosts, and to Boynton Billiards for their support of the Palm Beach ACS League.

The Palm Beach ACS League is a nonprofit league in Palm Beach County, Florida. We strive to provide a fair, fun and competitive playing atmosphere for both social players and the most serious players alike. We have league nights Monday through Thursday.

Results – Top Guns
($150 added, modified double elimination)

Scott Nodel           $210
Dean Allen             $100
Greg Deaton           $50
Jesus Borjas           $50

Results – BB Guns
($100 added, double elimination)

Ed Phillips          $75
Dan Moran         $50
Ann Hanlon        $25

Some of these events can  be viewed on Ustream or the Palm Beach ACS website. For more information about the Palm Beach County ACS League, visit us at http://www.palmbeachacs.com.

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From left to right: League Director Jerry Sotelo; Dean Allen, second; Ed Phillips, winner BB Guns; Scott Nodell, winner Top Guns; Jesus Borjas and Greg Deaton (not pictured), third.

2d Annual Shark ‘em Tournament Results

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Congratulations to Jeff Hughes who made it through to the top despite all the sharks, sights, sounds and smells!  No one was immune to the distractions, not even Hughes, but he managed to out – shark ‘em all.  John Sungail (son-of-gail) made a valiant and shark-worthy effort on this night in the final match with Hughes, and almost stole the show but for a large pair of shark-ettes suddenly staring him in the face as just as he shot the 8-ball in the corner, or close to the corner, that is. Mike “Mickey Mouse” Mignacca finished a respectable third, sharking Marty Gayner who finished fourth.

Thanks to all the players who came out to have a good time for being good sports!  See ya next year!

 

RESULTS: Sunshine State 8-Ball Tournament

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RESULTS:  Chalk’s Cheap wins State Tournament!

2012 Sunshine State 8-Ball Champions

 Pictured above: Jesus Borjas, Scott Nodel, Sam Kantar, Jeff Hughes, Johnny Aguilera

Our top guys played fearlessly throughout the tournament, making it to the hotseat and winning the event undefeated in the true double elimination format. In a tense final match Sunday afternoon, the guys were down 5 – 2. Just when it looked like they might have to play two matches, the guys never gave up and fought their way back to a hill-hill nail-biter with Jeff Hughes matched up against “Miami Randy” Epperson. Not to let the spectators down, both players were determined to win one way or the other. In the end, Hughes got to the eight-ball before Epperson to win the game, the match and first place in the 2012 Sunshine State 8-Ball Tournament!  Great job guys! We’re proud of you all!

 No Butts takes 3rd!

From the left: Al Cashwell, Don Walker, Ken Lee, Brandon Howard, Jerry Sotelo.

Perhaps the real story of the event was the incredible third place finish by No Butts! Few people gave this team much chance of making past the first few rounds, let alone to the semi-finals. But by mid-tournament day, No Butts was in stroke and by the end of the day, No Butts was one of three teams still standing. The last match of the night the team was down 7-3 playing against COZ (Curse of Zeno), the strong Stuart team with Zeno, Justin Gilsnan and master player Steve Ross. It was beginning to look like no more for No Butts. However, the pool gods were witih the guys on this night. They went on to win the next six games in a row putting No Butts in the Sunday semi-finals! 

With little time to warm up, the Sunday lunchtime match came quickly. The guys got off to a slow start and the experienced team from Miami, including Randy Epperson, Danny Green, Ted Harris and Chief Dave took advantage. Although disappointed not to play their fellow Palm Beach ACS members in the finals, No Butts nonetheless had a terrific time, and proved to be a truly winning team! In the words of team captain Al Cashwell, “We may have to leave early today but we sure sent a lot of people home yesterday!”  GREAT JOB!!!  We’re all so proud!

Johnny Aguilera wins the Men’s Singles 8-Ball event!  Jerry Sotelo finishes 5th

Playing in his first ACS tournament, Johnny Aguilera stopped some strong competition, including Jerry Sotelo, who was playing strong all day, in a close hill-hill match. Johnny also stopped the likes of “Miami Randy” Epperson and Danny Green. Johnny played tough throughout the entire weekend event. Jerry was eventually knocked out by Green. Way to go, Johnny and Jerry!

Victorya’s Secrets finished fourth!

This was the first event for this time. The women have been playing together for only two months. Congratulations to Sandi Wendel, Robin Bogs, Alicia DeAbreu, Alicia Borjas, Jackie Hughes and Mimi McAndrews. 

Look for more indepth articles coming soon on AZ Billiards and In Stroke Magazine.

Go to 2012 Gallery for more pictures, courtesy of Ken Lee.

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The Sunshine State 8-Ball Tournament is moving to the east coast this year and will be hosted by Ultimate Billiards. Singles (men’s and women’s divisions), Scotch Doubles (Jack/Jill), and 5-person Team categories (men’s and women’s). This event is open to players from ALL leagues (ACS, BCA, APA, VALLEY, TAP, NAPA, etc.).

$750 added to both Singles divisions
$750 added to both Team divisions
$300 added Scotch Doubles

2012 State Tournament Registration Info
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Teams must have 3 original members.  Each player must have played 6 matches during one session.

 

2012 Top Guns & BB Guns Tournament

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“Can you hang?”                                       

Thursday, May 10th @ Slate Billiards   Play starts at 7:30 p.m.
(Arrive early to practice and sign up.)

TOP GUNS
$150-added.
$15 entry. 100% payout. Cash and Top Gun trophy. Entry into the Top Guns Tournament is open to the top 16-ranked players on Thursday night. Any open slots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis from any other ACS players at the event. So if you want to compete with the league’s top players but are not in the top 16, or do not play on Thursday night, be sure to show up (or email us in advance) as we typically have open spots. This event may be handicapped.

Format:  8-Ball. Race to 3 both sides. (Some players may be required to race to 4).
Modified double elimination:  We will play down to two on each side, then redraw into a single elimination bracket.

Eligible Top 16

Hughes, Jeff    93
Kantar, Sam    89
Filippelli, Chris 89
Borjas, Jesus  85
Nodell, Scott   80
Woessner, Frank  80
Sotelo, Jerry  80
Brady, Bob    80
Cashwell, Al  79
Gordon, Chris  78
Monjiovi, Bryan 77
Peterson, Scott  76
Rodrigues, Rick 75
Sungail, John     75
Haro, Josue       75
Lee, Ken      75

B-B GUNS
$100-added.
  $10 entry. 100% payout. This is event is open to all 2011-2012 Palm Beach ACS members who do not qualify for the Top Guns Tournament.  Any non-ACS player can enter for $15. The highest finishing ACS member will receive the BB Guns trophy.  (Any player who is eligible to play in Top Guns, either by ranking or known skill level is not qualified to play in the BB Guns event.) This event may be handicapped.

Format:  8-Ball. Race to 3 winners side, race to 2 one-loss side.
Modified double elimination:
  We will play down to two on each side, then redraw into a single elimination bracket.