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2014 BCA Hall of Fame Election Complete
August 5, 2014

Voting for the 2014 BCA Hall of Fame was completed on Friday. Mika Immonen was elected in the Greatest Player category, and Jose Parica was also confirmed in the Veteran Player category by the voting members. Parica will also be inducted in the Greatest Player category after a recommendation from the Veterans Committee, and approval by the voting membership.

JOSE PARICA
The so-called “leader of the Philippine invasion,” Parica first played in the U.S. at the 1978 World Open Straight Pool Championship after a distinguished career as the Philippines’ money-game king. His first major title in the U.S. would come some eight years later at the 1986 Clyde Childress Open. He was BD’s 1997 Player of the Year after a sabbatical from the game in the mid-‘90s. Like most Filipinos, Parica excels at many games, and has several significant one-pocket titles and a 9-ball bank title to his name. Unlike most Filipinos, his permanent home is in the U.S., thus he tends to play in more small-to-middling domestic events and has earned many regional tour-event titles over the last decade (predominantly Joss Northeast 9-Ball and Pechauer West Coast). In all, he boasts more than 100 titles, big and small, altogether.

Major Titles (*less significant pro titles)
1986 Clyde Childress Open
1986 Classic Cup V (9-ball)
*1990 Ohio State Open
1991 Last Call for 9-Ball ($10,000)
1992 Philippine 9-Ball open ($7,500)
1992 Lexington All-Star 9-Ball II ($5,400)
*1993 South Philly Billiards One-Pocket
*1995 Roanoke One-Pocket
1996 PBT Darafeev Pro 9-Ball Classic
1997 Camel Boston Open
1997 Camel South Jersey Open
1997 PCA Sharkey’s Event
1997 PBT Legends of 9-Ball
2000 Hard Times Winter Jamboree 9-Ball
2001 Derby City Classic 9-Ball Banks
2002 Derby City All-Around Champion
2002 Capital City Classic One-Pocket
2002 Hard Times Summer Jamboree One-Pocket
2003 Derby City Classic One-Pocket
2003 Great Seminole Senior Open

GREATEST PLAYER - MIKA IMMONEN

All of these players meet the following criteria for the Greatest Player category:

• Candidates must be at least 40 years old by Jan. 1 of the year of their induction.
• Candidates must have professional playing careers of at least 10 years.
• Candidates must have recorded significant achievements in events recognized by the BCA.
• Candidates who have been eligible but not elected for 20 years are automatically moved to the Veteran Player category for consideration in future years.

MIKA IMMONEN
Born in London (Dec. 1972), raised in Finland, and a New York City resident for more than a decade, Mika Immonen was the No.1-ranked player on the Euro Tour at age 20. He captured his first major international title at the 1996 Peace Cup in Taiwan. He settled in the U.S. in 2000, and won the Sudden Death 7-Ball Championship. A year later he won the WPA World Pool Championship in Cardiff, Wales, topping the 128-player field and grabbing the $65,000 (then pool’s richest) top prize. In a decade in which Immonen won 10 pro titles in the U.S. and an equal number internationally, Immonen’s biggest wins were back-to-back U.S. Open 9-ball titles (2008, 2009) and the 2009 World 10-Ball Championship. He won the Masters 10-Ball title in 2011, and recently won the Ultimate 10-Ball Championship in Tunica, Miss. Immonen has been a member of the European Mosconi Cup squad 14 times, and was MVP in 2008. He owns major titles in 9-ball, 10-ball and straight pool.

Major U.S. and International Titles
1996 Peace Cup (Taiwain)
2000 Sudden Death 7-Ball
2001 WPA World Pool Championship
2002 Derby City Classic 9-Ball Champion
2002 LG Flatron Challenge Champion
2003 Scorpion Open Champion
2003 Philippines Open Champion
2004 UPA Pro Tour Champion
2004 Atlanta Open Champion
2005 Atlanta Open Champion
2006 Norway Open Champion
2007 Derby City 14.1 Champion
2008 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion
2008 Predator Tour Champion
2008 Mosconi Cup MVP
2008 All-Japan Champion
2009 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion
2009 Challenge of Champions
2009 World 10-Ball Champion
2009 Qatar International Open Champion
2009 Galveston World Classic 10-Ball Champion
2009 Predator Tour Champion
2010 Challenge of Champions
2010 Ozone 10-Ball Champion
2011 Masters 10-Ball Champion
2012 World Cup of Pool Champion (Doubles)
2013 Ultimate 10-Ball Champion
2014 Nick Varner Classic


 


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2014 BCAPL Women's 8-Ball Open Team Champions - 1st Place $3,100.00
L to R: Tina Larsen, Anne Carmona, Amy Kane & Tina Feliciano

2nd Chance 8-Ball Women's Open Teams

Marilyn Kamealoha Nevada Sin City Shooters 2 $200.00
Christy Robertson Nevada Sin City Shooters 2  
Dee Dee Nelson Nevada Sin City Shooters 2  
Paula Patterson Nevada Sin City Shooters 2  
Gina Quinones Nevada Sin City Shooters 2  
Kendra Harris Nevada Sin City Shooters 2  

 

8-Ball Men's/Mixed Open Teams

Tyler Bartsch British Columbia ProMasters 1 $11,700
Mike Calla British Columbia ProMasters 1  
Ken Crane British Columbia ProMasters 1  
Woody Kaj Riel Nielsen British Columbia ProMasters 1  
Tony Tuzzi British Columbia ProMasters 1  

8-Ball Men's/Mixed Advanced Teams

Troy Gunter Adrian Michigan The Pool Room - Toledo 1 $2,900
Brandon Hallett Castalia Ohio The Pool Room - Toledo 1  
Steven McAninch Toledo Ohio The Pool Room - Toledo 1  
Dave McIlhargy Toledo Ohio The Pool Room - Toledo 1  
Dennis Woolley Oak Harbor Ohio The Pool Room - Toledo 1  

8-Ball Women's Advanced/Master Teams

Cindy Doty Kelso Washington NPL Chix 1 $2,000
Phyllis Fernandez Spokane Washington NPL Chix 1  
Kim Jones Mountlake Terrace Washington NPL Chix 1  
Andrea Saenz-Maes Marysville Washington NPL Chix 1  

Men's Mixed 9-Ball Teams

Mike Davis Watervliet Michigan Were's Bruce 1 $2,400
Jeremy Edwards Granger Indiana Were's Bruce 1  
Bruce Kunkle Sawyer Michigan Were's Bruce 1  
Jeff Richards Jr Kalamazoo Michigan Were's Bruce 1  
Eric Sulliven Berrien Springs Michigan Were's Bruce 1  

Women's Mixed 9-Ball Teams

Beth Fondell Owatonna Minnesota Minnesota Naughty 1 $1,100
Judy Kelling Janesville Minnesota Minnesota Naughty 1  
Holly Kuss Mankato Minnesota Minnesota Naughty 1  

Open Scotch Doubles

April Larson Bloomington Minnesota 1 $3,000
JD Prestegard Montgomery Minnesota 1  

Advanced Scotch Doubles

Liz Lovely Centerville Ohio 1 $1,800
Alex Olinger Kettering Ohio 1  

Master Scotch Doubles

Beth Fondell Owatonna Minnesota 1 $1,800
TJ Steinhaus Clearwater Minnesota 1  

Men's 9-Ball Open Singles: Ben Liu, Calgary Alberta, $1,800

Men's Leisure Singles: Vincent Morris, Brooklyn NY, $700

Men's Open Singles: Greg Romero, Thornton Colorado, $9,500

Men's Advanced Singles: Kenny Brisbon, Oxford Michigan, $3,100

Men's Master Singles: James Davis Sr, Manor Texas, $2,100

Men's Grandmaster Singles: Skyler Woodward, Paducah Kentucky, $1,900

Men's Senior Singles: Ken Crane, British Columbia, $3,500

Men's Super Senior Singles: Mike Massey, Park City Utah, $2,600

Women's 9-Ball Open Singles: Kelly Isaac, Holland Ohio, $1,000

Women's Leisure Singles: Kate Harrison, Milperra Australia, $600

Women's Open Singles: Kelly Isaac, Holland Ohio, $3,500

Women's Advanced Singles: Liz Lovely, Centerville Ohio, $2,300

Women's Master Singles: Briana Miller, Allentown Pennsylvania, $1,300

Women's Senior Singles: Vicky Jaime, Tucson Arizona, $1,700

9-Ball Challenge: Jason Klatt, Bloomington Illinois, $2,700

10-Ball Challenge: Joshua Roberts, Pinewood South Carolina, $2,500

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WORLD POOL-BILLIARD ASSOCIATION
HEART SURGERY SUCCESSFUL FOR KELLY FISHER

The WPA World number 2 is out of intensive care and recovering after undergoing heart surgery.
Kelly FisherBy Ted Lerner
WPA Press Officer
The World Pool-Billiard Association is pleased to announce that multiple world champion and current WPA World number 2 ranked player Kelly Fisher of Great Britain has successfully undergone surgery for her heart condition, and is now recovering in hospital.
WPA President Ian Anderson reported that he personally spoke with Fisher soon after her surgery on July 22nd.
“I just spoke with Kelly Fisher and her operation has been successful,” Anderson said.  “She is now out of Intensive Care and in a normal hospital room.”
The 35 year old Fisher was diagnosed with a large atrial septal defect earlier this year. This is more commonly known as a “hole in the heart".
The West Yorkshire is expected to have a three month recovery period. She said she is hoping to be fit and ready to compete in the 2014 Women’s World 9-ball Championship, which will take place in Guilin, China in October.
Because of the surgery, Fisher will be forced to miss the WPA World Team Pool Championship, which will be held in Beijing beginning on July 28th. Fisher’s replacement on the United Kingdom team will be her good friend and Hall of Famer Allison Fisher.
Fans wanting to send their best wishes to Fisher can do so through her Facebook page, “Kelly Fisher.”

 


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2 Teams won the Annual APA 8-Ball Cities Championship this past weekend at Mickey's Cues & Brews which qualifies them to now compete at the 2014 Team National Championships in August
at The Riviera for $25,000!!

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Both teams to represent Las Vegas in 8 ball at the 2014 Nationals are playing out of Putters on Rainbow in the Thursday night division.

Chris Clark and "Breaking Bad" came out of the losers bracket to win their board after a close fought match with Derrick Sangid's team.  It was a path that saw both teams with 3 common players in a collision course to face off in the final where only 3 players:  Rebecca Hendrix, Elle Reid, and Erik Uptain were up against Teresa Kuner, Bob Foxx, and Deanna Barnes.  It all came down to the last match and Chris' team was able to close it out when Rebecca reached the hill to eliminate Southern Comfort.  

In the other match, Gary Barnson's team (sorry, not pictured.
Ball Busters: Gary Barnson, Charles Duggan, Kim Watkins, Rick Hamalainen, Karen Hamalainen, Nicholas Lopez, Shaun Luther, Thomas Rogers) won in a thriller when Rick snapped 2 eight balls to win and send their team to nationals.

 





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