After being forced to cancel the opening round due to extreme weather conditions, it came down to a do or die round to determine this year's champions. New captain, Kuni Ikuta was in for a tough challenge against long time captain, Tom Yesaki.
After a tight opening five matches, Team Kuni stormed back to take the championship five to three. Rich Odamura, Moe Takeuchi, Gerald Renneberg, Rob Reid and Jerry Kimura picked up wins for the victorious side. Gary Mizuno, Roger Nakagawa, and team captain Tom Yesaki won their matches.
The month of May means Match Play Qualifying. Those not able to play on May 7, will still be able to qualify on May 14. Defending champion Alan Ohashi looks to be strong once again as he attempts to defend his title against perennial favourite Brad Blisner and a cast of others.