Van Boening Crowned 10-Ball Champ in Reno
U.S. Bar Table Championship, 10-Ball Division / Reno, NV
Shane Van Boening went undefeated through the 115-player field at the 10-ball division of the U.S. Bar Table Championship to take the title and the $5,000 first-place prize. The event was the first of three this week held at the Sands Regency Hotel and Casino in Reno, NV.
Van Boening met Jose “Amang” Parica in the finals. He and Parica first met in the hot seat match, where Van Boening easily handled the Filipino 7-1, sending him to the west side of the chart.
On the one-loss side, defending all-around champion Glenn Atwell fought through former world 9-ball champ Thorsten Hohmann 7-4 to reach the quarterfinal match. Meeting him there was Sal Butera, fresh off a 7-2 victory over Larry Wilson. This was a close contest, but Atwell prevailed 7-5. However, in the following semifinal match, Atwell was sent home in third place by Parica 7-5.
Parica advanced to the final match against Van Boening to try again to best “The South Dakota Kid,” but it was not to be. Van Boening shut down Parica with a 7-1 victory to claim first place.
In the 9-ball division that began Wednesday, 136 men entered. Van Boening is untouched as yet, having won over Phil Kerns 7-2 and Duane Jones 7-6. His next match will be against Chris Melling of the U.K. Other favorites on the winners’ side include Steve Moore, Oscar Dominguez, Parica, Hohmann, Scott Frost, and Atwell.
There are also 24 women participating in their own 9-ball division. In the women’s division, Amanda Lampert, Andrea Wilson, Melissa Little, and Bonnie Plowman remain on the winners’ side, while Susan Williams, Tina Pawloski, and Heather Pulford are still alive on the west side of the chart.Results:
3rd Glenn Atwell $1,600
4th Sal Butera $1,000
5th Thorsten Hohmann $750
7th Scott Frost $500
9th Oscar Dominguez $300
13th Bernardo Chavez $200