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Pool Hall Junkies Coming in November...See Page 30 FREE The Pool Players Best Source of Information The Big Easy Welcomes BCA International Trade Expo By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow FREE City Lights Summer 9-Ball Open July 24-27, 2002 Morial Conference Center, New Orleans, LA Loree Jon Jones and Jim Rempe on the 27th of July in New Orleans were inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame at a banquet held in their honor I arrived in New Orleans on a flight, Wednesday the 24th. This was the first time I’ve been in the south for over 20 years, and it was the first time in 25 years that I had flown. After a twenty minute cab ride to my hotel, I checked in and went down to the convention center about seven o’clock in the evening where the Billiard Congress of (The Big Easy continued on page 16) Photo Left: (l to r) 4th Place Dan Louie, 2nd Place Rich Geiler, Tournament Director Mike Colliers, 1st Place Raphael Martinez, 3rd Place Stan Tourangeau June 29-30 – Tacoma, WA by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow The tournament filled with sixty-four players and $1,000 was added. Tournament director, Mike Caillier, prepared the players by going over the rules and regulations that would be played for the Western Washington TAP Players Win Thousands $$! weekend, race to seven, Texas express rules and 9ball was the game. Start time was 11 am – players were called for their matches and play began. There were twelve tables being played on in the uptown, Tacoma billiard parlor, City Lights. I got there around three o’clock Saturday after making deliveries and was privy to watching several matches that were excellent. These guys got game! Raphael Martinez from Colima, Mexico was smooth. I always like going to any (continued page 15) APA Teams Go To Las Vegas welcomed the 300 plus players to There are good pool events, and a perfectly occasionally prepared there are venue, and outstanding t h e i r p o o l hospitality events. a n d T h e enthusiasm Association set the for Pool mood for a ( T A P g r e a t league) is weekend. happy to With both report that t e a m the Spring events and Titleholders singles Tournament 1st Medieval – Jacks Tavern, Auburn, WA tournaments was, by in the a n y schedule, more players than standards, an outstanding pool expected made the trip to Ocean weekend. Shores, but by nine o’clock Friday Events coordinator Rod Johnson both events were up and running. and the rest of the staff at the All events were double elimination. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino from Billiard Club Network delivered The 2002 APA National Team directly to your desktop twice a month! Championships are just around the APA members get a 10% discount off corner! Go to http:// of the regular subscription rate. Go to to and click the catch a glimpse of all the excitement vZine logo on the front page to signset for Aug. 16 – 24 in Las Vegas. Check out m a t c h schedules, preliminary agendas, and find out about the new 64player pro event, the Las Vegas 9-Ball Invitational! We have acquired new sponsorships with Sardo Tight Rack and the Billiard Club Still Shootin’ - Carlton, OR Network! Mike Billingsly, Kristi Billingsly, Jered McCullough, Tammie Gochenour, The Sardo Tight Joe Billingsly, Renae McCullough, Raliegh Gochenour Rack is the up for two free promotional issues! Official Rack of the APA and will be Do you love pool enough to make it used at our National Championships! your profession? If you have the desire To take advantage of the $20 discount to run your own business then an APA offered to APA members on the franchise may be for you. For more Sardo’s new M3000 rack, go to http://, and type your APA information on franchise opportunities go to membership number in the online franchise_opportunity.html. order form. Get the vZine, the video e-newsletter (TAP-WA continued on page 20) (APA continued page 3) from: John and Amy Muldoon

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