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Billiards for America Day 11-10-01 United We Stand Page 14 & 19 On Page 19 November 2001 The Pool Players Best Source of Information Free PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY CHEESECO MUSIC & PUBLISHING Burney, Marquez, Kaehler All Double at WBPPA by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow The Western BCA Poolplayers Association, 4th Annual Regional 9-Ball Tournament, October 24-28, 2001, Lincoln City, Oregon. Final results, players finishing in the money will appear in the December Issue. You can also find the photos in this issue on our website at The tournament was one of the best-run tournaments I have seen. Organization from referees, to staff, to the tournament director, to Celebrating 10th Anniversary Aaron and Renee Moss By Matt Braun Michael Zimmerman Amateur Artistic Champion COPYRIGHT 2001 Free PUBLISHING SINCE 1989 Mike Massey Wins Again by: Herb Wilmot the flow charts, everything ran smoothly, virtually flawless. The credit must go to Craig Arnold, tournament director and his staff (Renee Moss, Julie Burney, Georgia Cassle, Kit Dennis, Andrea Saenz-Maes, Felisa Delon, Jean Bartholomew, Susan Statler) and referees (Cecil Pickett, Ted Woodward, Steve Peterson, Andrew Monstis, Larry Maes, Paul Marquez, Paul Kirkland, Martha Hartsell, Kelly Reynolds, Pat Mowdy), as well as the sportsmanship of the players. The tournament is the 4th annual 9-Ball event with attendance up by 33%. This years events Masters Mixed Scotch Doubles, Open Mixed Scotch Doubles, Men’s On October 11, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland at the ESPN Zone, Mike Massey defended his 2000 title of the ESPN Trick Shot Magic Championship and won again against an international field of competitors, earning a $25,000 paycheck in the process. (See more details at provided by Westar International). The players went into each match cold, not knowing what shot their Mike & Francine Massey opponent was going to present them with. One player presents his shot and the other has to duplicate it. The matches required each player to execute six skill shots and six artistic shots in a challenge format. Mike Massey said, “It’s like ‘horses’ in basketball or ‘match play’ in golf. It’s a true test of skill. It’s fair competition because the shots are the same. I love it.” Yes, there was a book of 50 or so shots that each player had to choose from, but they had to use only four from the book. The rest could come from their imaginations in order to confound their opponents in a moment’s notice. (Continued on page 11) (WBPPA continued on page 12) Deuel Sudden Death 7-Ball Champion The 2001 ESPN ZONE BILLIARDS SHOOTOUT was held October 10-11 in Baltimore. Corey Deuel defeated Ralf Souquet for the SUDDEN DEATH 7-BALL crown and Mike Massey bested Stefano Pelinga for the TRICK SHOT MAGIC title. ESPN Zone was host to two international fields, both playing for $40,000 total purse (no entry fee) and $25,000 first place prize money in each event. SUDDEN DEATH 7-BALL and TRICK SHOT MAGIC were both taped for three 1-hour telecasts on ESPN beginning in December. SUDDEN DEATH 7-BALL was the first tournament, played on October 10, and drew an international lineup battling for the $25,000 first prize. The action in 7-Ball is fast and furious (the speed of light compared to 9-Ball) with two sets, race to five games each set, and a sudden death single game deciding ties. Deuel and Souquet emerged from the pack as the top guns. In the Championship Match Deuel overcame Souquet by scores of 5-3 and 5-4 to capture the title and the money. Souquet, who otherwise played flawlessly during the tournament, took home $5,000 for second place. In semifinal action, Deuel edged out Alex Pagulayan in a onegame sudden death after splitting sets 5-1 and 5-1. The other semifinal saw Souquet break past Troy Frank in straight sets 5-4 and 5-2. World class players who were knocked out in single elimination included World Champion Mika Immonen (Finland), Fong-Pang Chao (2001 Champion of Champions), Earl Strickland (Player of the Year), Alex Pagulayan (Canadian 9-Ball champion), Charlie Williams (USA) and Troy Frank (USA).

The Break November Issue 2001

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