BCAPL / USAPL Players Take Center Stage at Backstage in Florida

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (November 14, 2012) – The 2012  BCAPL / USAPL Florida State Championships was held November 9-11 at Backstage Billiards in Orlando, Florida. The $2,000 added inaugural event was comprised of Scotch Doubles, Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles divisions. All three divisions were handicapped based on the BCAPL national player ratings: Open, Advanced and Master.

The Scotch Doubles event kicked off Saturday morning with $500 added. Seven teams vied for the $325 first place prize. Bryan Lyons of New Port Richey and Valerie Dukich of Clearwater took home the nice bonus for their excellent play in the finals defeating Dave Kartner of Port St. Lucie and Christie Cloke of Stuart two sets in the finals in this true double elimination format.

The singles divisions started Saturday and finished on Sunday. The Men’s Singles division had a total purse of $2,500 and the Women’s Singles division a total purse of $820.

In the men’s group, 30 players focused their efforts to pocket the tidy $1,000 first place prize. The last man standing was Jon Gore of Palm Coast, pocketing the $1000 prize, with James Doyle of Port St. Lucie receiving $500 for second place. In the Women’s Singles, Valerie Dukich, in addition to her win in the scotch event, prevailed as the top woman shooter of the weekend, taking home an additional $300 first place for her efforts, with Christie Cloke receiving $180 for second place.

Full Results and Payouts:

Scotch Doubles
1st: Bryan Lyons, New Port Richey, FL / Valerie Dukich, Clearwater, FL $325
2nd: Dave Kartner, Port St. Lucie / Christie Cloke, Stuart, FL $165
3rd: Jim Sawyer, Orange City, FL / Helene Caukin, Orange City, FL $110
4th: Dave Singleton, Port Orange, FL / Beth Hluszti, S. Daytona, FL $70
5-6th: Greg Baker, Mt. Dora, FL / Judy Markham, Grand Island, FL $40
5-6th: Terry Markham, Grand Island, FL / Lesleigh Hopkins, Eustis, FL $40
7-8th: Jimmi Phillips, Lady Lake, FL / Janene Phillips, Lady Lake, FL $30

Men’s Singles
1st : Jon Gore, Palm Coast, FL $1,000
2nd: James Doyle, Port St. Lucie, FL $500
3rd: Billy Burke, Pompano Beach, FL $275
4th: Danny Morris, Cocoa, FL $175
5-6th: Ke Wu, Orlando, FL $110
5-6th: Bob Sloan, Palm City, FL $110
7-8th: Dave Kartner, Port St. Lucie, FL $75
7-8th: Paul Carroll, Port St. Lucie, FL $75
9-12th: Jimmi Phillips, Lady Lake, FL $45
9-12th: Bryan Lyons, New Port Richey, FL $45
9-12th: Ray Rangel, Mt. Dora, FL $45
9-12th: Joe Conkling, Port St. Lucie, FL $45

Women’s Singles
1st : Valerie Dukich, Clearwater, FL $300
2nd: Christie Cloke, Stuart, FL $180
3rd: Helene Caukin, Orange City, FL $115
4th: Lesleigh Hopkins, Eustis, FL $75
5-6th: Jenni Gonzalez, Orlando, FL $45
5-6th: Beth Hluszti, S. Daytona, FL $45
7-8th: Janene Phillips, Lady Lake, FL $30
7-8th: Caren Taylor, Odessa, FL $30

To participate in BCAPL / USAPL events, players must be either a BCAPL or USAPL league member. For more information on an area BCAPL (BCA Pool League) location near you, visit www.playbca.com. For information on the USAPL (USA Pool League) visit www.playusapool.com.

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

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