West Coast Challenge

The West Coast Challenge brings together the top players from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, to compete in a series of 8-ball tournaments. These tournaments include a Team, Open Individuals, Women's Individuals, and a Hi/Lo Team event. 

Each city takes a turn in hosting the West Coast Challenge and the event is held twice a year at the conclusion of each cities regular season.

    • West Coast Challenge LXXVIII -  San Francisco -

          

West Coast Challenge LXXVIII will be held in San Francisco on January 4-6, 2018 at the Whitcomb Hotel at 1231 Market Street.  

 

Skinner Arteaga, from San Francisco, inducted into the WCC Hall-of-Fame

Here are the WCC Results ... !!!

TEAM - "#Keepstrokin", Long Beach
Nicholas Downey, Captain
Tom Downey, Jr.
Christina Garcia
Teofilo Moe, Jr.
Tommy Punzalan
Brook Thomason
 
   
OPEN INDIVIDUALS
1st:  Erik Chacom (LB)
2nd: Ernie Elliott (SD)
3rd: Skinner Arteaga (SF)
4th: Allen Badillo (SD)
5th: James Neale (SF)
6th: Henry Guadado (LB)
7th: Lauren Ward (LB)
8th: Christi Ross (SD)
 
   
WOMENS
Joina Liao (SF)
Crystal Kelem (SF)
Melissa Shultz (LB)
Flavia Ribas (SD)
 
   
Hi-Low TEAM
Tom Seymour & Nick Lansdown (SF)
 
   
   

    • West Coast Challenge 77 hosted in Los Angeles July 6-8 2018 - Results!!!

 

TEAM - "Keep Stroking", Long Beach
Tom Downey Jr., Captain
Brook Thomason
Nicholas Downey
Teofilo Moe Jr.
Tommy Punzalan
Lyle Van Scyoc
 
   

OPEN INDIVIDUALS
1st: Rhino Lay (LA)
2nd: Allan Badillo (SD
3rd: Jesse Lafear (SF
4th: Arnold Castellanos (LA
5th: Danny Mullen (SF)
6th: Tommy Nguyen (LA)
7th: Skinner Castagnola-Arteaga (SF)
8th: Mike Romano (SF)

 
   
WOMENS
1st: Lauren Ward (LA)
2nd: Margi Damoth (LA)
3rd: Melissa Schulz (LA)
4th: Melissa Goldstein (SD)
 
   
Hi-Low TEAM
1st: Ran Rafael & Ray Brewer (LB)
2nd: Jorge Calvo & Christi Ross (SD)
3rd: Leif Smith & Chris Logan (SF)
4th: Cliff GIles, Jr. & Ray Brewer(LA)
 
   
   

 

 

WCC Hall-of-Fame

"This special recognition was established in the WCC's twenty-fifth year. It is our way of recognizing the 'glue' that holds it all together. Anyone looking at us from the outside would conclude these people must be playing for a lot of money or worldwide fame. Why else would this event last so long? It consumes a great deal of each cities time and resources. The answer is here on this page. Friendship, sportsmanship, and the love of the game have kept it together. Each city has contributed its own leadership and "super" players who have returned again and again. We see each other twice a year and re-new our friendships. Additionally, we see new faces and potential new additions to these pages. One can only hope that this event continues so that we can create a program which reads...'West Coast Challenge C!' (our 100th season!)"

- Bill Hoover
Tournment Director, WCC L
San Francisco
January 7-9, 2005