Canadian 9-Ball Championship Underway

Luc Salvas

Luc Salvas

The Canadian Cue Sports Association 9-Ball Championships got underway on Thursday with a full field of 64 players in the men’s division and a field of 13 players in the ladies division. Top players in the men’s division included Alain Martel, Danny Hewitt, Ronnie Wiseman, Jeff White, Chris Orme and Luc Salvas.

Salvas, who has posted some nice finishes in recent events was shown to the one-loss side in the first round by Brad Poorman. Poorman was sent on his way to the left side of the board in round two by Martin Daigle. Daigle will have the unenviable task of taking on Danny Hewitt on Friday. Another top player upset on Thursday was last year’s runner up Chris Orme. Orme started with a win over Harold Rousseau, but then lost to Craig Cochrane in the second round.

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe – Pool Pics by Hoppe