View Full Version : Puerto Rico wins Men's Panamerican Championship

Harold Acosta
06-02-2005, 08:37 PM
Alan Rolon is the 2005 Panamerican Champion

Mr. Alan Rolon, current Puerto Rico National Champion and 2004 Panamerican Champion successfully defended his title this past weekend in the Dutch-Caribbean Island of Aruba. Mr. Alan Rolon went undefeated for his 2nd consecutive Panamerican Title.

64 players from 15 countries participated in the event. Most of the players being National Champions of their respective countries.

The first 8 players in the event have each won a spot to the upcoming World-Pool Championships to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Players are:

Alan Rolon from Puerto Rico = Champ
Enrique Rojas from Chile = Runner-up
Gustavo Espinoza from Argentina = 3rd Place
Jose Luis Perez from Venezuela = 4th Place
Edgardo Ramirez from Puerto Rico = 5th Place
Ismael Paez from Mexico = 6th Place
Alex Jimenez from Costa Rica = 7th Place, and
Jerry Calderon from Venezuela = 8th Place.

Placements were made by each player's average during the Panamerican Tournament.

In his quest for the Title, Alan Rolon defeated:

Aquiles Vis from Netherland Antilles = 9-2
Alex Jimenez from Costa Rica = 9-4
Ismael Pez from Mexico = 9-7
Francisco Taylor from Nicaragua = 9-6
Jose Luis Perez from Venezuela = 9-6 (1999 and 2000 Panamerican Champion)
Gustavo Espinoza from Argentina = 9-8
and Enrique Rojas from Chile = 11-8

Other Puerto Rican results:

Jason Cruz = 13th
Juan Rodriguez = 19th
Enrique Montalvo = 20th
Javier Perez = 32nd
Wilberto Ortiz = 34th

Again, placements made by average.

Needless to say, I'm absolutely happy with the results.

Viva Puerto Ricooooo!

Harold Acosta - President
Puerto Rican Billiard Federation

06-03-2005, 06:21 AM
Thats good news Harold, my congratulations to Alan.

06-03-2005, 07:59 AM
My congratulations to your guys. I know you are happy!

9 Ball Girl
06-03-2005, 08:54 AM
Hi Harold! Tell Alan that Wendy sends her congratulations!!!! And to all of the other guys too! Are they going to the U.S. Open this year again? I'm looking forward to playing with Marie again if she comes.

06-03-2005, 09:06 AM
Congratulations. It must be a real chore to have to play pool in Aruba! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif I wish I had that problem.... /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif


06-03-2005, 10:07 AM
Congratulations. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Too bad Jason did not make the top 8.


Harold Acosta
06-07-2005, 09:23 PM
Hi Wendy:

Hopefully, we'll have some players again at this year's Open. We don't know yet since we are currently seeking assistance for his attendance to the World Pool Championships in Taipei, and we have several CPB events in the upcoming months. (July, August, September and October).

Marisela and Pito Batista are now owners of a Pool Hall in Ponce, PR. It has 6 Gold Crown IV Tables and they are quite busy right now. Don't know if Pito might be able to make it this year but I'll let them know you said hello.

9 Ball Girl
06-08-2005, 06:42 AM
Thanks Harold, you're the best! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif