The Big Sky State Games had their billiards competition over the weekend, and many participants had a great time in this annual event.
The Big Sky State Games is an Olympic-style amateur sports festival for athletes of all ages and abilities that reside in the Great State of Montana. Residents in bordering states that do not have State Games are invited to participate (Idaho, South Dakota, and Wyoming). The Games are a member of the National Congress of State Games and recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
The event took place in Billings, Montana, and the venues were split for adults and junior players.
Adults: Bullwhackers – 1517 Wyoming Ave., Billings, MT
Juniors: Boys and Girls Club Orchard Lane – 505 Orchard Lane., Billings, MT
Here are the results from the billiards event:
Mixed 8 Ball Doubles – Linda Asleson-Doug Asleson; Cheri Cusson-Lyle Cusson; Karen Grumm-Don partyka.
Men’s 8 Ball Doubles – Tom Coon, Miles City-Kurt Cooper; Jason Ellison-Miles City; Ervin Mettler, Tom Milkiewicz-Sam Bellew.
Men’s 8 Ball Singles, Age 21-35 – Tom Milkiewicz; Justin Salcido, Butte; Mike Ameline.
Men’s 8 Ball Singles 36-49 – Ervin Mettler; Don McDonald; Mike Butler.
Men’s 8 Ball Singles 50 and over – Bob DeRoeck; Doug Asleson; Don Partyka.
Women’s 8 Ball Singles 21-49 – Lori Warnell; Penny Allen; Cindy Barbula, Bozeman.
Women’s 8 Ball Singles 50 and over – Linda Asleson; Sue Miller; Karen Grimm.
Singles 8 ball
Gold – Lori Warnell.
Silver – Penny Allen.
Bronze – Cindy Barbula, Bozeman.
Gold – Linda Asleson.
Silver – Sue Miller.
Bronze – Karen Grimm.
Gold – Tom Milkiewicz.
Silver – Justin Salcido, Butte.
Bronze – Mike Ameline.
Gold – Ervin Mettler.
Silver – Don McDonald.
Bronze – Mike Butler.
Gold – Bob DeRoeck.
Silver – Doug Asleson.
Bronze – Don Paryka.
Gold – Doug Asleson-Linda Asleson.
Silver – Lyle Cusson-Cheri Cusson, Butte.
Bronze – Don Partyka-Karen Grimm.
Gold – Kurt Cooper, Billings-Tom Coon, Miles City.
Silver – Ervin Mettler, Billings-Jason Ellison, Miles City.
Bronze – Sam Bellew-Tom Milkiewicz.
16 and over
Gold – Anthony Williams.
Silver – Mitchell Chesmore.
Bronze – Russ Voorhis.
15 and under
Gold – Mason Chesmore.
Silver – Jornan Williams.
Bronze – DJ Nash.
There are many state games similar to the Big Sky State Games throughout the country. Check your state websites, or the internet for information where you can join in and play in your local area.
Results courtesy of the Billings Gazette