1st $10,000 Skylar Woodward 17th-24th $200 Somerfield Habener
2nd $5000 Taylor Anderson 17th-24th $200 Steve Tune
3rd $3000 Dennis Orcollo 17th-24th $200 Oscar Dominguez
4th $2000 Mike Dechaine 17th-24th $200 Ivan Doty
5th/6th $1500 Shaun Wilkie 17th-24th $200 Nelson Montierth
5th/6th $1500 Billy Thorpe 17th-24th $200 Steve Lingelbach
7th/8th $1000 Rene Rendon 17th-24th $200 Jason Klatt
7th/8th $1000 Corey Deuel 17th-24th $200 Damian Pongpanik
9th-12th $600 John Schmidt 25th-32nd $125 Ben Merten
9th-12th $600 Chris Byers 25th-32nd $125 Larry Binschus
9th-12th $600 Hunter Lombardo 25th-32nd $125 Warren Kiamco
9th-12th $600 Steve Knoll 25th-32nd $125 Billy Sharp
13th-16th $300 Rich Geiler 25th-32nd $125 Jackson McDonald
13th-16th $300 Rodney Morris 25th-32nd $125 Chad Sholders
13th-16th $300 Ernesto Dominguez 25th-32nd $125 Pete Gates
13th-16th $300 Eddie Carrido 25th-32nd $125 Eddie Mataya
1st $4000 Nicole Keeney
2nd $2400 Mary Coffman
3rd $1400 Kim Jones
4th $870 Liz Lovely
5th/6th $525 CarlaJean Beers
5th/6th $525 Cindy Sliva
7th/8th $270 Susie O'Connor
7th/8th $270 Carissa Biggs
9th-12th $110 Kirsten Fery
9th-12th $110 Linda Carter
9th-12th $110 Kelly Isaac
9th-12th $110 Heather Cortez

Woodward & Keeney Dominate at 3rd CWO 8-Ball Championships

The 3rd Annual Chinook Winds 8-Ball Open Championships hit the top of the charts. It was a star studded event with players vying for Mosconi Cup Points.   The Oregon coast is a great backdrop for the event.   The weather outside was wet and windy at the beach but all carried on. Chinook Winds added $17,000 in prize money to the 8-Ball Open events, $12,000 to Men’s division with $10,000 guaranteed for 1st place with a full field and $5,000 to the Women’s division with $4000 guaranteed for 1st place with at least 32 entries.  The Men’s division raced to 7 and the Women's to 5. A full field of 128 men and 37 women entered with talent in abundance.  Players came from all over. Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Philippines, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, and Washington.   

The first of the two finals featured Mary Coffman from Washington & Nicole Keeney from Littleton, Colorado. The finals match featured a lot of great play from both women, with both playing like the champions they are. Mary made it a two set final, working hard to capture the first set.  Nicole, however, set the pace in the second set to prevail and take home the title.

Taylor Anderson, after winning the hot seat match against Dennis Orcollo, waited for the loser of the side bracket to play out.  Would it be a rematch with Orcollo in the final, or would someone else power through? Skywalker Woodward ‘Jedi mastered’ through Filipino Champion Dennis Orcollo to face Taylor in the final. Skyler ‘Jedi Mastered’ is an apt way to describe Skyler’s dominating performance throughout the tournament.  Skyler coasted through his first four matches, never losing more than three games per match against some tough opponents. Sky then met up with Dennis Orcollo for the first time, came up a short and was sent to the back side.  The quest for a spot in the final was hotly contested by those on the one lose side with some very tough competitors all wanting a shot at the title.  Sky had his work cut out for him and he more than proved himself by beating Shaun Wilkie 7-5, Mike Dechaine 7-5 and Dennis Orcollo 7-2 and moving into the final with the $10,000 1st place prize on the line. 

By this time the room was packed with spectators who did not leave disappointed.  Skylar took the first set from Taylor in a hill-hill match that featured nearly flawless play by both men.  In the second set, Sky took control as Taylor struggled a little and the match ended with a 7-4 victory for Skylar, who played like a true champion throughout the tournament.   

Hundreds of spectators watched the finals and many of the marque matchups as they played out during the tournament.  Online over 40,000 viewers tuned in to watch the finals as well as the many hours of live streamed coverage.    
The $1000 added Men’s Bud Lite WarmUp 8-ball tournament took place Thursday evening before main event.   League players and those entered in Main event were welcome to play.  96 men entered the $25 entry, race to 3, Double elimination event.  The short race can be a real equalizer with top players and was a lure to our local league players who hoped for the opportunity to play the best in the world.   There was over $3200 in prize money up for grabs and, in the end, it was Dennis Orcollo taking 1st and $1000 followed by Oscar “Gentleman” Dominquez in 2nd place ($640), Jeffery Ignacio 3rd ($400), Ernesto Dominquez 4th ($260), Hunter Lombardo and Warren Kiamco 5th/6th ($160 each). The Women’s WarmUp tournament saw Bernie Store from Arizona run through the field of 18 women to take top spot ($370) followed by Janet Dunks from Montana 2nd ($180), Mary Coffman 3rd ($100) and Juanita Brown from Utah 4th ($50).
The Calcutta went off well.  Auctioning through both fields took some time but it was well worth it. There was a net $26,370 in the men’s and $4,460 in the women's.  Paul “Kez” Marquez was calling on bidders to buy horses. His enthusiasm propelled the bids. Runners Denise Pulido and Darcy Williams ran holes in the carpet bring in money.  It was a fun and exciting event. Top Horses were Dennis Orcollo, Jeffery Ignacio, Skyler Woodward. Top Calcutta prize was $10,230.

Producing the Chinook Winds Open events take 100’s of hours.  Co-coordinators/directors Andrew Monstis and Mike Jensen ran the event from start to finish. Bill Henderson and the WBCA team:  Eileen Madden, Darcy Williams, Robbin Iredale (PR staff coordinator), Cathy Dunford (financial manager) and Pam Caraway (Podium manager) & all involved staff worked together to make this event successful. 

“It was about pool”.  The acclaim came in from all fronts.  It was very gratifying to hear the applause coming from both participants and spectators.  Players new to the event said they had never seen such a distinguished event and are coming back to play at the next one in October. The event is growing nationally and world wide in stature with professionalism and popularity. The Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball in March had Mosconi Cup Points available to the pro’s as they vie for a spot on Team USA.

A huge gallery of spectators watched many excellent matches as the Tournament unfolded. People were able to watch and learn what great pool playing is about. The crowds were in awe of top players like Nicole Keeney, Liz Lovely, Kelly Isaac, Dennis Orcollo, Michael Dechaine, Jeffery Ignacio, Skyler Woodward, Corey Deuel, Oscar and Ernesto Dominquez, Steve Knoll, Marc Vidal, Rodney Morris, Scott Frost, Hunter Lombardo, Rene Rendon, Shawn Wilkie, Jason Klatt, and Chris McDaniels. They were equally astonished by top local players Cindy Sliva, Kim Jones, Eddie Carrido, and Damian Pongpanik, to name but a few.

Special thanks go to Mike Howerton, “AZbilliards”, Lenny Marshall “On The Rail TV”, Ozzie Reynolds of “Cuesports International” Ric and Bonnie Jones of BadBoys Billiards Productions, Zero-X Billiards, Omori Cues, NW Women’s Pool Player Association Bud Light. Thanks to Jeffery Leonards for support at Derby City.   

Men's Chinook Winds Open (128 entries) Women's CWO (37 entries)
Lloyd Aalvik - OR David Duncan - OR Gerald O'Conner - WA Cristy Barsky - OR
Andy Adams - OR Jim Dunks - MT Nick Oldham - WA Adrianne Beach - WA
Ed Ambo - WA Dale Eury - OH Dennis Orcollo - CA Carla Jean Beers - ID
Taylor Anderson - MO Scott Frost - AZ Mike Ottoboni - WA Carissa Biggs
Billy Anglin - WA Pat Gamble - WA Vinnie Ottwell - WA Juanita Brown - UT
Randy Baker - OR Pete Gates - OR Kyle Pepin - ME Lisa Byrd - WA
Robert Barnes - WA Richard Geiler - WA Damian Pongpanik - WA Linda Carter - OR
Clay Belvoir - WA Roger Goodman - OR Steve Pulido - WA Melyssa Chasteen - OR
Larry Binchus - WA Tom Goulter - WA Jerry Queja - WA Jeanne Christiansen - WA
Chad Bisconer - WA Mike Grimm - OR Mike Randall - WA Mary Coffman - WA
Hershell Blaylock - OR Somerfield Habener -  Steve Register - OR Heather Cortez - AZ
James Boyce - WA Tim Haines - WA Rene Rendon - TX Cindy Doty - WA
Dwayne Brown - UT Ed Hobbs - WA Daneon Riley - AZ Janet Dunks - MT
Jamie Bruce - NV Matt Horner - OR Frank Rocha - WA Elaine Eberly - WA
Maceo Lee Butts - VI Wes Hough - OR Greg Romero - CO Kristen Fery - OR
Chris Byers - OR Jason Hunt-Sherman Kevin Ross - MI Cathy Gamble - WA
John Carnes - WA Jeffrey Ignacio - NC John Schmidt - Mary Garcia - MT
Chris Carpenter - AZ Chris Jenkins - WA Paul Schweigart - OR Jessica Gardella - AZ
Darren Carrido - WA Warren Kiamco - NC Andrew Score - ID Juliana Goodman - OR
Eddie Carrido - WA Jason Klatt - IL Raymond Seus - OR Michelle Hughes - WA
John Casey Jr. - WA Steve Knoll - FL Billy Sharp - TX Deanna Hunt-Sherman - OR
Russell Cearley - OR Adam Kolowinski - WA Chad Sholders - CO Kelly Issac - OH
Scott Chandler - WA Sheldon Lebow - OR Raymond Sibert - OR Kim Jones - WA
Jose Chavez - OR Steve Lingelbach - OR Ed Slade - WA Nicole Keeney - 
Gary Christiansen - WA Hunter Lombardo -  Tommy Sliva - WA Kimberly Kirk - WA
Nathaniel Chusid - WA Kevin Long - OR Phil Squires - WA Donna Lovejoy - ID
Joe Chun - WA Dan Louie - WA Mike Stevens - OR Liz Loveley -
Cody Clark - WA Allen Loun - WA Adam Stromberg - WA Charley McFeeley - CA
Dan Coffman - WA Chance Luzier - WA Tom Thompson - WA Staci Moses - WA
Tyson Cole - AZ Jason Marcoulier - OR Billy Thorpe -  Susie O'Conner - WA
Steve Copher - OR Paul Marquez - OR Carl Tibbetts - WA Amanda Pulley - AZ
Gary Crane - OR Edward Mataya - WA Rick Tillett - OR Shari Ross - MI
Levi Crowley - OR Clifford Maxson - Jose Trevino - Ashley Shafer - OR
Tyrel Datwyler - OR Chris McDaniel - CO Steve Tune - OR Cynthia Sliva - WA
Michael Dechaine - ME Jackson McDonald - WA Marc Vidal - CO Kathy Stanley - WA
Michael Delacruz - WA Jason Molloy - OR Mark Vinogradov - AB Bernie Store - AZ
Corey Deuel - OH Edwin Montal - AB William Walls - OR Marcy Thomas - AZ
Ken Dodd - OR Nelson Montierth - CO Randy White - WA  
Ernesto Dominquez - CA Josh Moranga - WA Shaun Wilkie - MD  
Oscar Dominguez - CA Matt Moreno - ID Skyler Woodward - KY  
Jacob Dosch - WA Miguel Morfin - WA David Wright - WA  
Ivan Doty - WA Rodney Morris - CA Jason Young - OR  
Creigh Dumo - WA Robert Niemeyer - WA