STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
TAP Las Vegas held their Third Annual Vegas Masters 8-Ball State Championship tournament beginning August 1 with finals on August 9 at Mickey’s Cues & Brews.
Twenty-two teams competed for one of three chances to go to Nationals. Congratulations goes to Dan’s Double Diamond for taking first place, DILLIGAF for taking second place, and Kuhl Team for taking third place on the Championship Board. All three teams will be going forward to compete in the TAP League Nationals in Charleston, South Carolina, November 8-12! Their prize includes airfare, hotel, and entry fees to the top two teams and hotel and entry fee to the third-place team.
2009 VEGAS MASTERS SECOND RUNNER-UP
Sheila Becker, Fred Koshmerl, Robert Baker, Penny McAdow (Captain), Walter Famularo, Yvette Archuleta and George Rice
2009 VEGAS MASTERS 3RD RUNNER UP
Jerry Sceusa, Rob Womble, Greg Kuhl (Captain), Kathy Kettel and Rob Hately, Amy Encinias
Congratulations also goes to Pool Junkies and Lil’ Stix Big Balz for making their way to the top of the Best of the Rest tournament and splitting $1,000!
Glen Ivy, Doug Coffman, Jennifer Virden, Benny Perea, Kris Winn, Jr Crespo, Mike Ellis and Jeff Chappell
A special thanks goes to the staff at Mickey’s Cues & Brews for making everyone feel at home and providing us with an excellent venue for our event! We also want to thank our volunteer referees for helping everything go smooth: Ed Carrion, Jennifer Virden, Gerald Branham, Danny Dayan, and Mike Folkerson.
The Vegas Masters 8-ball tournament is the team Nevada state championship and qualifier for Nationals. One in every twenty teams wins the opportunity to compete at TAP League Nationals, which is held in a new and exciting city every year.
The event is played every summer at Mickey’s Cues & Brews on all premium quality Diamond tables to give players their best chance at winning based on their skills.
To qualify for this event, teams must place first through third or be drawn as the wild card team in any of the 8-ball divisions in the summer, fall or spring sessions and meet other qualifications outlined.