Kaliga wins King of the Table 8-ball Tournament

Posted on Nov 05 2011

Nolas Kaliga edged Patrick Cepeda to win Sunday’s King of the Table 8-ball Tournament at 19th Hole.

The tilt used a round-robin format with the winner scoring one point each turn he held the table. The loser was given another chance to come back later and rack up points.

Noran Tenorio, Edward Suzuki and Ron Chisato finished in a three-way tie for third place. Suzuki took a tiebreaker from Chisato to grab third. Thinking he wouldn’t place, Tenorio had already gone home.

Kaliga ran off five wins to start the match before Tenorio took him off the table. Cepeda won five in a row when his turn came, then fell to Kun M. Ka’ainoa.

Kaliga beat Ka’ainoa, but Taylor Watanabe made him sit down. Cepeda fell to Chisato in a close match when he came back to the table, leaving him in second place and one point behind. It was sweet revenge for Chisato who had a chance to end Cepeda’s winning streak in his first time up but short-stroked an easy 8-ball in the side pocket.

Chisato also stopped Cepeda’s Sunday tournament winning streak two weeks ago, winning in the first round and going on to take first place.

Noa O. Ka’ainoa, Leonard Sablan and Cliffton Silil rounded out the field.

The entry fee was $5 and 19th Hole added $20 to make the pot bigger. First and second place winners split the pot and trophies went to first to fifth place winners. There was also a raffle for four buckets of beer.

Round-robin action continues Thursday through Sunday to earn points for the Nov. 23 Marianas Turkey Shoot. Fifteen maximum points are needed to earn entry to MTS competition. Entry fee is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tournament. Players can start paying their partial entry fees to Rose or Ken until Nov. 22. Frozen turkey, cash to the Top 3 finishers, and trophies for the Top 5 will be awarded.

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