Tap House tops at billiards championships

2013-11-18T17:00:00Z 2013-11-18T23:43:07Z Tap House tops at billiards championshipsTimes Staff
November 18, 2013 5:00 pm  • 

GARY | Not losing a single match over a three-day period, the veteran billiards trio of Clayton Shepard, David Machaj and Hector Guajardo — sponsored by the "Tap House" in Lake Station — won the Men's Team division at the South Shore Midwest Pocket Billiards Championships held Oct. 9-13 at Majestic Star Casino.

South Bend-based "Always Late" consisting of Jose Loera, Jeremy Edwards and Al Wier was runner-up.

Gina Negrelli, of Schererville, sharp-shot for two Midwest titles, besting runner-up Nancy Beadel for the Women's Open 8-Ball title, and teaming up with Bill Brown to win the Scotch Doubles title over Brandon Bright and Donna Whitcomb.

In Open 9-Ball, Ike Runnels defeated Jim Jeffers in the final. Ann Mason bested runner-up Jessica Talerico for the Women's 9-Ball title.

The Masters 8-Ball title was claimed by renowned local "shark" Troy Johnson, of East Chicago; Paul Scott placed second in the bracket.

In Seniors 8-Ball, Ed Lattimer, of Chicago, bested Dave Darnell, of Kouts, for the men's title; and Whitcomb defeated fellow Iowa resident Beadel for the women's title.

La Porte resident Dom Lamken won the Men's "A" 8-Ball title over runner-up Bright; Roy Schueler, of Antioch, Ill., bested James Moran in the Men's "B" 8-Ball final.

In Sportsman (brackets reserved for players and teams stopped short of cash-prize rounds), champions included Bright (Open 9-Ball), Bob Ball (Singles 8-Ball), Leroy's Hot Tamales (Women's Team) and Cagney's (Men's Team).

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