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newly-elected USBC Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia. “An event as unique as the Women’s Series Showdown deserves a unique format that will showcase the competitive skills of these great players,” said PBA COO and Vice President Tom Clark. The Petraglia Scoring System ignores pinfall, but counts the number of balls thrown to clear the deck in each frame. A strike thus equals a “1” and a typical spare would result in a “2” for the frame. A 7-10 split, however, might require three balls for a “3” and a miss could escalate the score for the frame.

Under the Petraglia system, the lowest score wins. USBC-Sponsored Season-Ending Special Event to Players will bowl their entire game on one lane. Feature Unique Petraglia Scoring System The 10th frame will be treated like a normal frame. A perfect Petraglia game would be a “10” for 10 SEATTLE, Wash. (February 13, 2009) – Six of the strikes. Any ties will be broken by a one-ball sudnation’s top women bowlers will return to television den-death roll-off. in April, competing in a radically different bowling format for a $25,000 first prize in the Professional The opening “Showdown” elimination round will Bowlers Association’s inaugural Women’s Series feature Dorin-Ballard, Woessner and Macpherson Showdown presented by the United States Bowlbowling the first game, and Feldman, Nation and ing Congress. Bellinder in the second. The winner of each game will advance to the championship round. The highThe special event, to be hosted by Kegel Training est Petraglia total among the remaining four playCenter in Lake Wales, Fla., will result in a back-toers will be eliminated. The other three will advance back one-hour shows which will air on ESPN on to the championship round’s wild card match. Sunday, April 12, from 1-3 p.m. Eastern. The field includes five winners of PBA Women’s Series events held earlier in the 2008-09 season, plus Missy Bellinder of Fullerton, Calif., who finished second to two-time titlist Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., in the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship. Other contestants are Feldman, who won the Chameleon and Scorpion Championships; Stefanie Nation of Arlington, Texas, winner of the Pepsi Viper Championship; Carolyn DorinBallard, Keller, Texas, winner of the Cheetah Championship; Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, winner of the Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, and Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., winner of the Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic. The PBA Women’s Series Showdown presented by USBC will feature a “Showdown” elimination round, followed by a championship round – all using a unique scoring format created by PBA and

The championship round will feature a three-player wild card game with the winner advancing to bowl with the two “Showdown” round winners in the title match where the lowest Petraglia Scoring System total will claim a $25,000 share of the $50,000 prize fund. “USBC is doing its best to create as much public awareness for women’s bowling as possible,” said USBC Vice President-Media Pete Tredwell. “By adding this unique, colorful event to our continued support of the PBA Women’s Series, USBC is providing America’s bowling fans with another opportunity to appreciate the talents of some of our sport’s best women athletes.”


The majority of the players charged pleaded guilty and paid the $250 fine. But Chimento, Scott Richards, Michael Williamson, Jeremy Brestel, and John Taylor Willis opted to take it to court and have their fates decided by a judge. Attorney Jeff Phillips has taken the case and will argue for the defendants that Texas hold’em is a game of skill. Phillips said in a previous interview, “The particular law in South Carolina is so antiquated and so garbled that it’s virtually indecipherable. At some point, you need to look at the facts. Poker is not like any other game in the casino. Poker is predominantly a game of skill; therefore it should be treated differently.” Sexton, long-time poker player, author, commentator, and “ambassador” for the game of poker, will take the stand in Charleston, South Carolina today to use his vast knowledge and background in an attempt to convince the judge that the law is not only outdated, but poker should not be categorized as anything but a game of skill. Thus, poker should not be included in the enforcement of the 1802 law and the defendants should be found not guilty. Mike Sexton (photo courtesy World Poker Tour)

Also scheduled to testify as an expert witness is Robert Hannum, a statistics professor at the University of Denver who recently assisted the defense in a Colorado trial in which the defendants, poker players, were found not guilty of breaking The trial has been a long time in the making. It the law because poker was not a game of chance. actually began in April of 2006 with a home poker And preparation for the trial has been assisted by game and will culminate in a decision by a Mu- the Poker Players Alliance as well as poker veteran nicipal Court Judge J. Lawrence Duffy in a South Bob Ciaffone. Carolina courtroom in February of 2009. And taking the stand today on behalf of the defendants in Defendant Chimento noted, “As I see it, it is a Conthe case will be Mike Sexton, who will testify as an stitutional right to play cards.” expert witness that poker is indeed a game of skill. The judge’s decision is not expected in the case The home game in question had actually been oc- until mid February.

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curring in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina for nearly 30 years, according to the Boston Globe. The $20 buy-in hold’em sessions were a welcome reprieve each week…until the game was raided on April 4, 2006 by six police officers, with guns drawn and sporting full protective SWAT gear, who seized several thousand dollars in cash. Bob Chimento and numerous other players were charged with breaking the law by playing a game of chance. The law, in fact, was penned in 1802 and bans the playing of any game with cards or dice in a person’s home.


Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Denny’s Dick Weber Open Fountain Bowl – Fountain Valley, Calif. February 8, 2009 Final Standings 1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. 278 (one game) 2, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y. 871 (four games) 3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. 201 (one game) 4, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y. 223 (one game) 5. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas 183 (one game)

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Chavez Dominates Predator Tour The Blatt Billiards Predator 9-Ball Tour opened up the 2009 season at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY with 70 players vying for the top prize. Top players in attendance included Jeremy Sossei, Oscar Bonilla, Ignacio Chavez, Fran Crimi, Empire State Champion Marc “Spain” Vidal, Liz Ford, Sean “Alaska” Morgan, Bobby Blackmore & Tony Robles. Day one had its share of surprising matches and stand out players. Tour owner Tony Robles started out strong with wins over Thomas Wan 8-4 & Marc Vidal 8-3 but ran into trouble against Jeremy Sossei, losing 8-5. Robles fought back through the one-loss side until he ran into Oscar Bonilla, losing 9-7 and finishing 7th/8th. Liz Ford started the Predator tour season in winning fashion. Liz won highest finishing female, easily finishing 3 rounds higher than any of the other ten females in the event. But this wasn’t enough for the WPBA pro as she fought hard at the end of day one defeating Pete Tascarella Sr. 7-4 to return for day two action to play Pete Tascarella Jr., the son in the family of cue makers. Pete Jr. couldn’t tame Miss Ford either and lost to her 9-6. Liz continued to play strong against Jeremy Sossei keeping it close in the beginning, but Jeremy took control of the match at 3-3 and never looked back. Ford lost 9-4 to Sossei, finishing 9th–12th. Other standout players included John Alicea, who continues to push and test many of the tours top players. On day one, John scored big wins over Victor Nau 8-4 and Jeremy Sossei 9-5.


Day two saw John struggle and lose to Mhet Vergara 9-2 and Oscar Bonilla 9-5 leaving Alicea to settle for 5th/6th. Our other 5th/6th finisher was Jerry Tarantola who came out swinging on day one. With his monster break on his side, Tarantola easily defeated Jonathan Trager 8-0, Caroline Pao 8-3, and Pete Tascarella Jr. 8-2. Tarantola looked good playing Bobby Blackmore on day two with a 9-7 win but hit a wall name Ignacio Chavez, losing 9-2. Tarantola seemed to lose his steam and became another Sossei victim finishing with a 9-5 loss. Mhet Vergara had his best Predator 9-Ball tournament ever staying undefeated on day one with wins over “the other” Allison Fischer, Andrew Kane, Chris Laz, and Lionel Rivera . On day two, Vergara continued to have success with a close call against Holden Chin winning 9-8 & John Alicea 9-2. Vergara then took on Ignacio Chavez for the hot seat. Ignacio played incredible pool this tournament with convincing wins over Dave Danchak 8-3, Steve Wright 8-5, Sean “Alaska” Morgan 8-5, Mike Fingers 9-2, & Jerry Tarantola 9-2. In the hot seat match, Chavez was the clear winner defeating Vergara 9-4. Oscar Bonilla had a long road to the final three. He started out strong defeating Justin Muller 8-4 and Rob Omen 8-0, but lost to Holden Chin on the hill. On the one-loss side, Bonilla fought back defeating Thomas Wan 7-2, Lionel Rivera 9-5, Mike Fingers 9-2, Tony Robles 9-7, John Alicea 9-5 and made Jeremy Sossei settle for 4th place with a 9-5 win. Semi-final action saw Bonilla and the recently defeated Vergara battle for a chance at Chavez in the finals. Vergara appeared focused but tight during the match against Bonilla. Bonilla capitalized on the tension and defeated Vergara 9-4 for a chance at Chavez in the finals. The final was all Chavez. The rested Chavez seemed calm and poised throughout the match and dominated Bonilla. The final race to 11 seemed one-sided as Chavez was beating Bonilla 9-4. Bonilla mounted a comeback closing the gap 10-7, but Chavez put an end to Bonilla’s run and finished the set winning the tournament with an 11-7 final score. The tour also started an amateur event on Sundays for B-C-D players. Players that played in the Open event on Saturday got a lower entry fee in the event which includes bonus points for the player of the year standings. Of the 26 players, Romeo Singh and Jose Soto ended up in the finals. In the end, Soto took the 1st place prize, defeating Singh 7- 4. For payouts and standings visit: www.predator9balltour.com


Ty Murray to Compete on Dancing with the Stars!! PUEBLO, Colo. (February 9, 2009) - ABC has announced today that PBR co-founder and “King of the Cowboys” Ty Murray (Stephenville, Texas) will be one of thirteen celebrities competing on Season 8 of the hit TV show, “Dancing with the Stars.” The season kicks off on Monday, March 9, where Murray and his professional dance partner will compete against other celebrities to see who will be the newest “Dancing with the Stars” champion. Twelve other stars will join the seven-time World Champion on the dance floor, including his singersongwriter wife, Jewel; actress Denise Richards; and NFL legend Lawrence Taylor.

Veteran Australian Bull Rider Announces Retirement PUEBLO, Colo. (February 9, 2009) - Today, PBR veteran Greg Potter (Queensland, Australia) officially announced his retirement from the sport of bull riding. The 37-year-old has been a constant face on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), having competed for twelve years and qualifying for the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas for seven years. This announcement comes after Potter suffered yet another neck injury at the 2009 Sacramento Classic in Sacramento, Calif. “Last Friday, I met with (Dr.) Tandy (Freeman) and had a talk about my neck injury and went home and talked about it with my wife and we decided this will be the end of the road for me,” Potter stated. “We decided I’m going to hang my spurs up and call it quits.” Over his twelve year career, Potter has earned almost $800,000 in career earnings after competing in 181 events. He retires with a 40% riding percentage and five event wins, including three at one of the top events on the BFTS tour in Anaheim. For more information on the Professional Bull Riders, Inc., please visit www.pbrnow.com or call 719.242.2800.

“It will be a fun opportunity for me and my wife to be able to do this together, and I think it will be tremendous exposure for cowboys and the sport,” the legendary Murray stated. Murray has seven all-around World Championship titles as well as two bull riding world titles under his belt. He was one of 20 bull riders who founded the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) in 1992 and currently serves as a board advisor and provides TV commentary for PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) on VERSUS and NBC.


World’s #1 Bull Rider to Take on Bones in the Sooner State!!! J.B. Mauney will challenge 2008 World Champion Bull, Bones, in an 8-second showdown in Oklahoma City.PUEBLO, Colo. (February 9, 2009) The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is bringing stop #9 of the prestigious Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) to Oklahoma City’s Ford Center on February 13-15. Not only will the top 40 bull riders in world show the Sooner State they are they toughest athletes on earth, but a showdown of worldclass athletes will take place as well. Current #1 bull rider in the world J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) will take on 2008 World Champion Bull, Bones, owned by Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC. Both are North Carolina natives and this will be the first time the two have matched up on the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series tour. If Mauney completes the 8-second ride, he will be rewarded with a $20,000 bonus check, compliments of the bull’s owner, Tom Teague. The showdown will air on NBC on Saturday, February 14th at 4:30 P.M. (EST).

The PBR is the premiere bull riding organization in the world, boasting contestants from the United States, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Its events air weekly on VERSUS, NBC, and FOX, and in recent years, it has been tagged the ‘fastest growing sport in the country. For more information, be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete broadcast times.

About the PBR: More than 100 million viewers The 22-year-old North Carolina native is currently tune in each year to the PBR on riding about 77 percent of his bulls in 2009. He has FOX, NBC, ESPN, VERSUS, and already won two events this season—New York on a host of foreign networks City’s Built Ford Tough Invitational and Winstonacross the globe. With approxiSalem, N.C.’s Copenhagen Bull Riding Invitationmately 500 hours of prime time al presented by Pike Electric. Mauney was PBR’s programming annually, PBR ranks 2006 Rookie of the Year and is PBR’s youngest among the most prolific sports on air, in addition millionaire—he hit that mark when he was 21 years old at the 2008 World Finals after winning four of to attracting over 1.7 million live event attendees each year with it multi-tiered event structure which seven rounds. includes the prestigious Built Ford Tough Series, The PBR is the premiere bull riding organization in the Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour, the the world, boasting contestants from the United Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tour, and the Discovery States, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Its Tour, designed specifically for entry level contesevents air weekly on VERSUS, NBC, and FOX, tants. The PBR is headquartered in Pueblo, Colo., and in recent years, it has been tagged the ‘fast- with additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, est growing sport in the country. For more infor- and Mexico. The PBR prides itself in its 1,000 plus mation, be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for stock contractor relationships and over 1,200 PBR upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete bull riders competing in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions in five countries. broadcast times.


World’s Longest-Running, Largest and Most Prestigious Poker Tournament Set to Run From May 26 - July 15, 2009 The 40th annual World Series of Poker® (WSOP®) — a set of poker tournaments open to anyone 21 years of age or older — will commence Wednesday, May 27 with the first of 57 gold bracelet events, and the next day a special $40,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament will commemorate the gaming industry’s most illustrious event. The annual poker extravaganza, which dates back to 1970, is televised exclusively on ESPN from the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and consists of a comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular variations. The 40th annual WSOP will conclude with the $10,000 buy-in World Championship No-Limit Hold‘em Main Event which begins play Friday, July 3, 2009 and reaches its final table (nine players) on July 15, 2009, at which time play will be halted. The famed tournament’s culmination will be held with the “November Nine” from November 7-10, 2009, before a live audience with special primetime coverage from ESPN. The landmark WSOP comes on the heels of a record year in 2008, when the WSOP generated the most entries ever (58,720) from the most countries ever (124) that competed for the largest prize pool ever ($180,774,427) while awarding 55 championship gold bracelets, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Among the highlights of the 2009 schedule: 57 gold bracelet events over 50 days. A “stimulus special” $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament on the opening weekend, May 30-31, 2009, which is anticipated to draw the largest-ever live tournament field outside the Main Event and offer a prize pool approaching $5,000,000. 10 “World Championship” $10,000 buy-in events (“World Championship” refers to tournaments with a buy-in of $10,000 in each of the various disciplines of poker). The third annual $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament, with an enhanced gold bracelet and the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy awarded to the winner. A one-time commemorative gold bracelet event, a $40,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament to help mark the 40th annual WSOP on Thursday, May 28, 2009. Seven open $1500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournaments, the most popular events in poker. The 3rd annual Ante Up For Africa $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em celebrity and charity tourna ent on Thursday, July 2, 2009, (the day before the Main Event begins) featuring the opportunity for anyone age 21 or older to enter and be seated at the same table as A-list celebrities and top poker pros. The Ladies Only No-Limit Hold’em World Championship on Sunday, June 7, 2009, featur ing a $1,000 buy-in and helping to raise awareness for the Nevada Cancer Institute, the official community relations partner of the World Series of Poker. The Seniors Only No-Limit Hold’em World Championship on Monday, June 22, 2009 for all poker enthusiasts 50 years of age or older. The return of the “November Nine” where the nine finalists of the Main Event (July 3-15) return to the Rio on November 7-10, 2009 to vie for the multi-million dollar prize and the title of 2009 World Champion of Poker in front of a live audience with special primetime coverage on ESPN.


“Whether you play poker around the kitchen table or consider yourself a professional, you will find a comfortable seat at the 2009 World Series of Poker,” said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the World Series of Poker. ”This year’s schedule offers more variety than ever before and we look forward to welcoming players from around the world to the Rio for our 40th annual extravaganza this summer.” The famed Amazon Room in the Rio Convention Center once again will serve as the center of the poker universe this summer, featuring the same highly popular blueprint as last year. Gold bracelet tournaments will begin at 12 noon or 5 PM Pacific Time each day, with a maximum of 10-one hour levels being played for the noon starts, while the 5 PM events will play a maximum of 8 one-hour levels. For those fortunate enough to advance past the first day, re-starts for noon bracelet events will begin at 2 PM, and 5 PM tournaments will restart at 3 PM with a maximum of 10 levels being played each day until a champion is crowned. Pre-registration for the 2009 WSOP will begin in late February on-site at the Main Cage of the Rio in Las Vegas and online through www.worldseriesofpoker.com. Players will be encouraged to register through a streamlined online process in advance of coming to Las Vegas to avoid being shutout of their favorite events. Any foreign entrants who wire transfer monies will receive the exchange rate into U.S. dollars at the time of the wire transfer, thus locking in their exchange rate in advance. A complete array of satellites, from single-table to mega, will be offered beginning from May 26-July 5, 2009. Nightly No-Limit Hold’em tournaments will be offered from May 26-July 14 at 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. All winners will be required to provide a valid picture ID. Tax forms will be completed for those with winnings in excess of $5,000 net of event buy-in. Players without a Tax Identification Number and foreign players from non-tax treaty countries are subject to up to 30% tax withholding. Harrah’s reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the tournament or any tournament event, in part or in whole, without notice.


Pro Pool Charity Event Poison Cues presents the Pro Pool Charity Challenge in Austin, TX. Professional players will team up for a night of challenge matches to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The challenge will begin at 7:00pm on Monday, February 16th at G-Cue Billiards in Austin, TX. The event will feature two WPBA pros, Sarah Rousey and Heather Pulford, as well as Shane VanBoening and James Davis, Sr., both of which are former Texas Open 9-ball Champions. Rousey, a resident of Bloomington, IL, had a recent top 3 finish at the WPBA Tour Championships in Florida. She finished the 2008 season ranked 12th on the WPBA points list. Her opponent, Heather Pulford, also a regular on the WPBA tour, will be competing for her hometown crowd as G-Cue Billiards is her home poolhall. VanBoening and James Davis, Sr. have played against each other several times over the past year at various tournaments around Texas, beginning with the Texas Open where VanBoening eventually captured the title. Spectators will get to see a re-match of the Houston Open finals where Davis defeated VanBoening. Proceeds raised will benefit the American Diabetes Association, a charity that is of special importance to Sarah Rousey. At the age of 10, Sarah was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. “Having something wrong with you at a young age really scares other kids. I got to be the butt of the joke or people thought they could catch Diabetes by being around me. All of this fueled me to play pool” Sarah said. “When I was 20, I had a serious low blood sugar scare which landed me in the hospital. I decided it was time to get an insulin pump. When I made this decision I told myself it was time to be an advocate and not be ashamed. I started educating people rather than hiding. It’s amazing how understanding people can be when you just let them in.” A special thanks to Poison Cues for their support and contribution of cues and products to be raffled at the event. For more information contact Cristina De La Garza at (512) 799-9675 or crisdlg2005@ yahoo.com.


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REGISTRATION OPENS FOR 2009 BCA EXPO – BCA Members Receive Free Admission – Broomfield, Colo. – February 10, 2009 – The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) has launched registration for the 26th edition of the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo in Las Vegas, June 25-27, 2009 ACA Hall of Fame Inductees Posted The “Hall of Fame Award” is presented to those cuemakers who have distinguished themselves by advancing the art of cuemaking either by innovations in the cuemaking process or by producing an outstanding quality cue over the years. Over $500,000 in Prize Money Won On The Viking Tour Last Season As the 2009/10 Season of the Viking Tour gets ready to kick off it’s only natural that we look back and take stock of how the Viking Tour did in it’s 07/08 season. As most business were cutting back and citing declines in revenues due to recessionary reasons we are pleasantly surprised to say the Viking Tour had it’s best season ever for our players, sponsors and room owners alike in the 15 year history of the tour. Don’t wait to the last minute, get in the game! Hopefully you’re all as excited for the Super Billiards Expo as I am! The Amateur Players Championship series of events - Open, Womens, Juniors, Seniors are filling up quickly with players from all over the country coming to battle for the Open Division $5000 Guaranteed first place! You can still get in on the action, entry forms are on our website. I am excited to announce that you can now check our website for updates to see who is already signed up. This is a great new feature that many of you have asked for in the past, so check it out! The TAP League annual Rally in the Valley event is also sure to be another crowd pleaser this year… ACS Nationals to host 2009 Diamond World Summit of Pool The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) is excited to announce its hosting of the $20,000-added “Diamond World Summit of Pool” pro 9-ball championship during the ACS Nationals at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Billiard Education Foundation 2009 Scholarships - High School Seniors Apply Now - Deadline Approaching The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2009 scholarship awards. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is administered annually under the direction and guidance of the BEF Board of Trustees. ROUND 2 Simonis Billiard Cloth and Investors Resource Alliance, LLC get behind the sleeping giant Reality show “Pool, Poker and Pain”


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Why - Using proper english has long been a fundamental technique used in the sport of billiards. Proper use of the Tip Pik™ increases the tip’s ability to retain chalk thereby allowing the player to employ the proper english during a shot. Use of the Tip Pik™ tool is necessary to assist in the application and retention of chalk to the tip of a cue stick. There is no better tool for this purpose! That is why the Tip Pik™ is considered “the greatest tip tool on earth”. Although using the Tip Pik™ before each shot is not necessary, every player should keep a Tip Pik™ handy when needed. Ask us or your local dealer about the Tip Pik™ Classic, the Classic Key Chain, the Shadow and the very popular Shadow Chalker about the advantages of each. Today - The Tip Pik™ has become one of the most copied tip tools throughout the billiard industry, and although tried, copy cats have never been able to duplicate the all-around quality, convenience, simplicity and affordability of the brass Classic Tip Pik™. Relatively few modifications have occurred throughout the years, and so the Tip Pik™ remains virtually the same as its original design. Nowhere can you find the solid durability of the brass Tip Pik™. The Tip Pik™ is 100% made in the U.S.A. and each one comes with a full lifetime warranty. Ask any local billiards dealer about the

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Just as some patterns show up on the table more often than others, so do some players show up at tournaments more often than others. For example, you’ll walk into a tavern and see players you saw at another tavern tournament, or someone who played in a league you played in. Just as you have to leaarn how to play patterns, you have to learn how to play those players. Now what I mean by this is you should learn these players weaknesses in their game as well as their strengths. You do not have to be playing a player to learn this, just watch him/her shooting in between your matches. Here are some weaknesses I look for in a player: 1. Can he/she shoot over a ball well? 2. Can he/she make shots when the cue is frozen to the rail? 3. Can he/she play combinations? 4. Can he/she bank? 5. Can he/she make long shots? 6. Can he/she make rail shots? Now here’s where this information can come into play to your advantage. In a game of 8-ball, let’s say you have decided to play safe. You’re on the eight and your opponent has six or seven balls left on the table. You’re going to have to let him/her see some kind of shot. Let him see a bank shot if he’s weak in his banks, or a tough combination if he struggles in that area. Leave him frozen to the rail if you haven’t seen him make a shot like that since dinosaurs were roaming around. Here’s another example of a time to consider his weak point. You are considering taking a tough shot. Your chance of making this shot are 50/50. Think where the cue ball will end up if you miss. If it happens to leave your opponent on a shot he is weak in, then I would try to make the shot. If it leaves him an easy out, then I would be thinking a lot harder about my option to play safe. When some players find your weakness and use it against you and it costs you a tournament practice that part of your game until you’ve mastered it. Then the next time he plays you that way, you’ll walk up to the table with confidence, fire the shot in, sending your opponent to the losers bracket. Practice Breeds Knowledge Knowledge Breeds Confidence Confidence Breeds Victory Article Originally Published in The Tournament Guide Vol. II Issue 8–October 10th 1993 See Ya’ Next Time by Fast Eddie (A.O.P. Club)


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The Sailfish Open, March 5 - 8, 2009 January 2008 (Duck Key, FL) – The sport of sailfishing will be at its best in the Florida Keys when Hawks Cay hosts The Sailfish Open, March 5 - 8, 2009. The weekend-long tournament, part of the Sailfish Pro Series, will bring together 18 teams of professional anglers as well as amateur enthusiasts for competitive catch-and-release fishing in the waters around the resort’s home on Duck Key. The Sailfish Open is the fourth out of six tournaments in the Sailfish Pro Series, which concludes in May with a Post-Season Fish Off and a $100,000 first place payout. The Sailfish Open at Hawks Cay will unfold over a four-day weekend of sport fishing and events. Registration will take place Thursday, March 5th with a Captains Meeting and Kick-Off Party. Fishing will begin Friday and continue on Saturday morning with an Awards Banquet held that evening. An entry fee of $4,350 is required for a team of six anglers with VIP access to all parties and events. Anglers will compete for a guaranteed first place payout of $50,000 and a total overall payout of $75,000. Get the full story by clicking here:


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Mike has spent his life dedicated to the sport he loves so much and this dedications as well as years of playing experience has led him to be ranked as one of the leaders in cue making and repair industry. Mike owns Babys Pro Shop and is based out of Greenville, S.C. Babys Pro Shop specializes in custom cues and cue repairs. And with years of experience they know how to baby your cue and give you a strong, smooth shaft to help maintain your stroke. So if your shaft needs some babying and you want your shaft to be treated special that means Babys Pro Shop is the only place to go. Babys knows how to treat your shaft with the care and attention it desires. Now that we have babied your shaft and smoothed it out to perfection how do you plan on keeping the slick, smooth feeling you get every time you stroke your shaft? Because as any player will tell you, there is nothing like feeling a smooth, slick, straight shaft as it slides through your hand with every stroke you make. Let me suggest Gulyassys’ new shaft coating it will make playing with your shaft a whole new experience. Conatct Mike for more information.

The ARSENAL Free Shipping About Mike (babyface) Gulyassy….. Mike (baby face) Gulyassy originally from the Ohio area started playing pool at the young age of 14 with determination and practice Mike continued his career to become a professional player. Mike’s accomplishments include winning the Title of the BCA’s Amateur 8-Ball Championship, he played on the Masconi Cup team two years in a row (1995 &1996) and became the reigning Back-Pocket 9-Ball Champion in 1995. These are just a few of the long list of accomplishments in Mike Gulyassy vast career.

Mike Gulyassys’ latest accomplishment is the design and development of “The ARSENAL” this is an all inclusive playing, jump/break cue with two different length jump handles that give you the option of a longer or shorter jump handle. So whether your just knocking balls around or going for the strong, hard break The ARSENAL has got you covered. The ARSENAL comes packaged in its own sleekly designed carrying case with a quick-release joint that makes changing which shaft or butt you want to play with as easy 1-2-3 . The Arsenal break shaft never needs a tip and we all know there is nothing like having a hard, strong tip that is going to last a lifetime. The ARSENAL playing shaft comes with one of the best tips on earth a Moori tip. The ARSENAL is designed to make it possible for everyone from the novice to the pro player to have the equipment they need to be able to play, break and jump with the best of players. To learn more about Babys Pro Shop, The ARSENAL and all of Mike Gulyassys’ other products visit: www.babysproshop.com


Bellator Fighting Championships Exclusively Signs undefeated Lyman Good Tiger Schulmann Standout to be Featured on ESPN Deportes in April 2009

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellator Fighting Championships, a first of its kind Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, officially announced today the exclusive signing of undefeated MMA fighter Lyman Good. As the newest addition to the Welterweight (170 lb.) division of Bellator's tournament style events, which premiere on ESPN Deportes April 4, 2009, Good may be the division's wildcard. Training at a New Jersey branch of the world-renowned Tiger Schulmann gym, Good brings strength and tremendous striking down to the Welterweight division after fighting much of his undefeated career at Middleweight (185 lb.). Good was raised in Spanish Harlem, New York City, where he developed the toughness of mind and body that has served him well in MMA. Since turning pro in 2005, Good made a name for himself as a dynamic young fighter with devastating strikes, leading to an undefeated record as a professional (7-0). In a unique twist, Good was introduced to MMA by his mother, who was looking for a way to keep her son off the streets; she later joined him in training MMA as well. "We're excited about Lyman's potential to shake up our 170 lb. division," said Bjorn Rebney, CEO of Bellator Fighting Championships. "He's got the ability and the strikes to compete at the world-class level and he's the kind of young man you want to root for. He comes from a tough situation, but because of his drive, dedication and skills, he has the chance to use our tournament and nationally televised events to change his life substantially." Bellator Fighting Championships' premiere season consists of 12 two-hour events to be broadcast weekly in primetime on Saturday nights. The nationally televised events will feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament special feature bouts. There will be four simultaneous tournaments taking place in season #1 over a three month period: one in each of the Featherweight (145 lb.), Lightweight (155 lb.), Welterweight (170 lb.) and Middleweight (185 lb.) divisions. Bellator's interactive Web site, http://www.bellator.com, featuring event and fighter information, behind the scenes video footage, fight clips and live interaction with Bellator fighters will go live in January 2009. About Bellator Fighting Championships Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. Bellator's founders, Bjorn Rebney and Brad Epstein, are experienced sports and entertainment professionals with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships' executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production (including Rob Beiner, winner of 12 Emmy awards for sports programming), fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.


Holds Nine Cues. Compliments Any Décor Looking just like an oversize 8 Ball…the Trader Ridge Cue Rack compliments any game room décor. Place anywhere to provide a safe resting spot for your cues. No more broken tips or damaged sticks. Terrific for use during match play, or for storage and display. Fits nicely into corners and it’s great for use in low-ceiling applications too! Easy to move as yourneeds change.

Easy Tote Accessory Tournament players suggested that we make a carry handle to move their cue rack and cues from one table to another during tournament play. We designed the Easy Tote for that purpose. Installs or removes in seconds with a wing nut.

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Easy to use….no need to fumble through multiple holes as in other floor racks. Simply place the cue’s butt into the tapered openin. the deep-pocke design self-aligns your cue neatly with the others...every time. The large size (16” diameter) and wide base provide exceptional stability. No mounting or ballast required. Outstanding st rength and durability withstands any hard use. The one-piece design features molded-through color and a satin gloss finish. Ships fully assembled. Satisfaction Guaranteed!


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April 9, 10, & 11 General Program Outline: You get to and back home from the Boot Camp at Art of Billiards, 4251 SW 13th St., Gainesville, Florida 32608, and we’ll provide all the rest in first class style for only $895. This fee includes your hotel, meals, sessions and more. Day 1 12:00 check-in with special welcome lunch. Opening session on Mastering Cue Ball Control, Kicking & Banking Systems plus The G.A.M.E and L.I.F.E. System Foundation ends at 9:00PM. Day 2 Starts at 9:00AM and will end at 9:00PM. Sessions include Mastering Artistic Pool, Offense & Defensive Pool Systems, BIG SURPRISES, plus creating your G.A.M.E and L.I.F.E. System. Day 3 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM Work Out Includes Strategies for Winning Against Any Level Player, the Secret to Locking-In Your Mental Focus, plus a Blow Your Mind Finale that will take the cake.

Limited Enrollment, by Lottery Selection. You will be notified if your name has been drawn to attend. Please register for the Lottery Pull by writing to: Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman drcue@artisticpool.org or The Drill Instructor dominic@proskilldrills.com And Request To Be Put Into The Lottery Pool


About Viking Cue In the early 60’s Viking Cue Mfg., Inc. founder Gordon Hart began making two-piece pool cues in the basement of his poolroom in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Gordon traveled to various tournaments to sell his cues. In a short period of time, Viking cues became popular with many of the top players. Viking was incorporated in 1965. By the late 1960s, Gordon spent more time making cues, so he sold the poolroom and moved the cue business to its present location in Madison, Wisconsin. He expanded production capabilities and began selling cues throughout the United States and abroad. Viking grew steadily through the 1970s and early 1980s. At that time, Gordon’s children, Robin, Barry and Darcy became involved with the business. Then in 1986 the major motion picture, The Color of Money, was released and created a boom in the billiard industry. Sales of Viking cues skyrocketed, and the company experienced phenomenal growth as a result.

By the mid-1990s, Viking hired a full sales staff to handle the needs of their constantly growing list of distributors and dealers throughout the world. At the same time, Robin and Barry took over the day-to-day operations, and granddaughter Shawna became involved with the company. Nancy was very active in the Billiard Congress of America in the 1990’s, serving on its board of directors. Years earlier, she served on the board of the Billiard & Bowling Institute of America, and was their First Female President. In 1994, Gordon was honored with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Cue Makers Association. Viking is known for its generous support of various tournaments and organizations including Nationally televised events, the Viking Nine Ball Tour, Super Billiards Expo, VNEA, BCA League and National Wheelchair Poolplayer Association Inc. In the 2000’s, Barry became active in the Billiard Congress of America, serving on its board of directors. Grandson Justin joined Viking to continue the tradition of the family business.

As the 1980s came to a close, Gordon began updating machinery and investing in state-of-the-art As one of the oldest manufacturers of cues in equipment to ensure a quality product. Promotional America, Viking has the strictest quality control in efforts increased with an extensive advertising and the industry. The continual upgrading of machinery public relations program coordinated by Gordon’s and superior technology is what makes Viking the top wife, Nancy, which helped make Viking a household cue manufacturer in the industry. Viking lives up to name. Vikings efforts coupled with significant product the expectations of the millions of current and future quality enhancements, positioned the company as a owners of the most critical tool for your game. leader in the billiard industry. Viking Cues are proudly and exclusively made in the U.S.A.


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UNITED STATES WINS WORLD CUP OF TABLE SOCCER IN NANTES, FRANCE - CombinedWorld Championship and World Cup Tournament FeaturesWorld’s Top “Foosball” Superstars from 36 Nations Nantes, France - The United States has just claimed top honors in the world of table soccer in a decisive victory at the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) World Cup of Table Soccer. The tournament, held January 8-11th in Nantes, France, featured 48 men and women’s national teams and for the first time, the event was combined with the ITSF World Championships, drawing over 500 athletes from 36 countries worldwide. Both events saw numerous extremely intense matches and quite a few surprises in the most spectacular table soccer event of the year. In the World Cup, the USA’s men’s team found stiff competition in the final against the Netherlands, but otherwise cruised past most of its competition including arch-rival France, who had stunned the USA at the last World Cup of Table Soccer in Hamburg, Germany in 2006. But perhaps the most unexpected upset was the very narrow victory of Luxembourg’s outspoken Yannick Correia over the USA’s Tony Spredeman in the final of World Championships Men’s Singles. Spredeman, who despite a back injury early in the season had been the dominant force all year, more than made up for that loss with exceptional performances in all his World Cup matches. Meanwhile, the women’s side of the competition was also intense, with top contenders like World #1-ranked Tessa Otten-Kerkhof (Netherlands), multi-timeWorld Championship winner Samantha Di Paolo of Switzerland, and all-time leading women’s money-winner Cindy Head (USA) all coming up short to Austria’s Verena Rohrer in World Championship Women’s Singles. The tournament was sanctioned by the ITSF and hosted by the French Table Soccer Federation (Fédération Française de Football de Table). As a true test of all around foosball skills, competition took place on all five ITSF “Official” styles of tables: Brunswick’s Tornado Table Soccer™, Bonzini™, Garlando, Roberto-Sport and Lehmacher Tec Ball. Sponsors of the event included Region Pays de la Loire, Ville de Nantes, 20 Minutes, and Le Mouv, among others. Live web-streaming of key matches was provided courtesy of Inside Foos Productions and www.netfoos.tv This combined tournament served as both the final event of the 55 tournament 2008 ITSF World Pro Table Soccer Tour, and as the kickoff of the tour for 2009. Other major tour events for 2009 are already scheduled for France, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and the United States. Even more qualifying events are planned for countries as diverse as Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Japan, Poland, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Indeed, the 2009 tour is expected to be the largest world table soccer tour ever!! Read the full story and results at: CLICK HERE


Join the KF Cues 9-Ball Tour Everyone is welcome to join a KF Cues 9-Ball Tour event - pros and amateurs alike. Top level amateurs are handicapped in the double-elimination events. If you have any questions or want to join, please contact: Tony Crosby / Natalie Crosby • 727-488-0536 • Natalie@strokeitwear.com • www.kfcuetour.com


KF Cues 9-Ball Tour Schedule 1/10/09 -1/11/09

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TJ’s Billiards 6431 US Hwy 19 New Port Richey, FL 352-225-3535

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$10,000 MO-KAN Shootout Foosball Championships Mo-Kan Shoot-out Pro Tour event in Olathe, KS, USA, February 23-25 Normally a popular, easy-going neighborhood restaurant and sports bar, Olathe’s Side Pockets at 1229 E. Santa Fe is now rapidly building up excitement in anticipation of an unusual, unique event: the $10,000 MO-KAN Shootout Foosball Championships. Held last year in Independence, MO, the February 23-25th event has relocated to this new venue to better accommodate an expected 150 of the USA’s top table soccer enthusiasts, including members of the U.S. National Team. Now recognized as an International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) Pro Tour Series event, the annual MO-KAN tournament has even been elevated to international tour status. And, with many top Masters playing exceptionally strong in preparation for the upcoming $50,000 Valley-Tornado International Table Soccer Championships in Las Vegas, NV, matches are expected to be extremely intense! Competition will include categories for men and women from beginner to Master, and specialty events such as “Forward Shootout” and “4-on-4″. The tournament is open to all spectators, and there is no admission fee to enter the tournament area. Opening events begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd with most finals occurring on Sunday the 25th. Players can register for events on site, and all competition will be on Brunswick’s Tornado Table Soccer™ tables.


Welcome To The Universal Pool League Welcome Statement Welcome to the Universal Pool League! Over the years of playing professional billiards tournaments around the world and watching closely how things are done, I thought there must be a better way! The Universal Pool League is the answer! A place where average players can interact with the pros, get tips, lessons, chat, qualify for pro events, and get on the right track to being the best pool player you can be! Our board of top touring professionals has worked hard to come up with the best handicap system pool has ever seen! Players are able to post scores online so they can see their handicap improve immediately! Teams are ranked by their margin of victory or number of balls made for the team. This helps eliminate sandbagging because every ball counts for the team! Players are encouraged to get their handicap as high as possible to qualify for other events! Sign up today and become part of the new wave in billiards and thank you for being a part of the Universal Pool League. Good luck this season! - Corey Deuel

Corey Deuel “The Prince of Pool” Corey Deuel (born on November 20, 1977, in Santa Barbara, California) is an American pool player from West Jefferson, Ohio. Nicknamed “The Prince of Pool,” at the age of 14, Deuel began playing pool at Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, before taking to the road in his teen years. He is an accomplished tournament professional, having won the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship in 2001, as well as many other major titles.

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Bebob Publishing was founded in 1992 by Bob Henning to create and distribute advanced training resources and other interesting books and videos to competitive pool players. Since then, the company has displayed at countless tournaments and built a distinguished roster of satisfied and loyal customers. The name Bebob has become synonymous with pool information that makes a difference. We ship almost every day, using US mail and UPS. You will receive your order ASAP!

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PRESENTS TOURNAMENTS ALL 3 DAYS

February 20th – 21st – 22nd - 2009 Friday Night – 9 Ball – Race to 5 - $300 Added Sign-up – 6pm – Calcutta - 7pm(Sharp)

Saturday – 8Ball – Race to 4 - $300 Added Sign-up –1pm– Calcutta – 2pm Mini Tournament Saturday night!

Sunday – 10 Ball – Race to 6 - $400 Added Sign-up – 1pm – Calcutta – 2pm $5.00 Dollar Minimum Calcutta Bid Entry Fee For Each Event: Pre-Paid Entry $25.00 + $10 Green Fee Per Event Day of the event - Men $30.00 + $10.00 Green Fee

Women & Juniors (under18) $15.00 + $10.00 Green Fee Field Limited to 64 Players For Each Event Be sure to enter early to save your spot! Where:

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The Jump Buddy is a handsupporting bridge. It will help you learn to make jump shots, masse’ shots, and support your hand bridging over other balls.

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They came from all over to play in this great event that has been going on for 25 years right here in Memphis, TN. New owner Jerry Ramey, and tournament director Mark Dionne were very pleased when a full field of 128 players showed up on Friday. The tournament got underway on Friday night right after the Calcutta and continued into the late hours on Sunday morning. Entry fee was $25, Race to 7, Ladies get 2 games, played on 9 foot Diamond tables.

SEATTLE, Wash. (February 5, 2009) – Two-handed Australian pro bowler Jason Belmonte is feaThe semi finals match was slow and dragging until tured in a front page story in Thursday’s print edirack 11, where Adam Wilson from Muscle Shoals, AL tion of The Wall Street Journal. The feature story heated up the table with a strong run out, following a and video of Belmonte in action is available at wsj. scratch on the break by Jerry Slivka from Pittsburgh, com. Belmonte is currently competing in Fountain PA bringing the match to 6-5, Slivka leading. Wilson Valley, Calif. at the 2009 Dick Weber Open. with a dry break in rack 12, left a clear contact to the one ball, but seeing a tough run out, Slivka plays a The 25-year old pro has won numerous internastrong safe, leaving a table length kick from the short tional bowling tournaments in Asia and Europe and rail that Wilson couldn’t get out of. With ball in hand is the 2008 World Tenpin Bowler of the Year. BelSlivka anticipates a slim one-nine combination and monte is bowling in selected Lumber Liquidators gets it, bringing the match to 7-5 for the win. PBA Tour events this season looking for his first In the finals it was Justin Sanders from Jackson, Tn PBA Tour title. His best finish was 10th place in wins the toss and sinks 2 balls on the break but pins the season-opening PBA World Championship in the cue ball behind the eight, with no easy shot on Wichita, Kan. after dominating early qualification the one ball. Sanders jumps over the eight ball, con- rounds. tacting the one, nearly scoring in the corner pocket. Slivka returns for a strong run on the first rack, but The Wall Street Journal article, “Young Australian struggled a bit on the second, giving Sanders a few Puts a New Spin on Bowling: He Throws it Twoswings back at the table, only to turn it back over for Handed” examines the origins of Belmonte’s unSlivka to win rack two and run rack three perfectly. orthodox delivery. Sanders seemed to be coming back after winning rack 5 but found his seat again when he jumped the cue ball off the table on the break for rack 7, bringing Slivka back for yet another great out, bringing the score to 5-2, Slivka leading.

After two rounds of qualifying competition in the 2009 Denny’s Dick Weber Open on Wednesday at Fountain Bowl, Belmonte was tied for 10th place. Belmonte takes to the lanes Thursday afternoon for five games in third round qualifying action. AfSlivka took rack 6 quickly with the 9 on the snap, but ter the third five-game qualification block, the field the luck didn’t carry as the cue ball found a pocket of 158 bowlers will be cut to the top 24 who will on rack 7, bringing Sanders back for a decent run, enter match play Thursday evening. After three until he missed a tough table length shot to cut the rounds of match play, the top five bowlers will ad6 ball in corner pocket. When it was all over it was vance to Sunday’s live ESPN stepladder finals at 1 Jerry Slivka taking home the Super Bowl 2009 brag- p.m. Eastern. ging rights and $1,500.00 in cash. Payouts paid out 16 places and with the Calcutta paid out over $11,000. If you ever passing thru Memphis stop in at The Rack, you will like the action 24/7.

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2009 CHAMPIONS

DATE 17-18 19-25 26-1 2-8 FEB 9-15 16-22 23-1 MAR 2-8 9-15 16-22 23-29 30-5 APR 6-12 13-19 20-26 27-3 MAY 4-10 11-17 18-24 25-31 JUN 1-7 8-14 15-21 22-28 29-5 JUL 6-12 13-19

OFFICIAL EVENT NUMBER

JAN

AUG

SEP

OCT

20-26 27-2 3-9 10-16 17-23 24-30 31-6 7-13 14-20 21-27 28-4 5-11 12-18 19-25 26-1

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

TOURNAMENT

TV

Wendy's Champions Skins Game (TV Air Dates 2/28-3/1) Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai OFF OFF Allianz Championship The ACE Group Classic OFF Toshiba Classic AT&T Champions Classic OFF The Cap Cana Championship The Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach OFF Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf OFF OFF Regions Charity Classic Senior PGA Championship # Principal Charity Classic Triton Financial Classic OFF OFF Dick's Sporting Goods Open OFF 3M Championship OFF The Senior Open Championship # U.S. Senior Open Championship # OFF OFF JELD-WEN Tradition Boeing Classic Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach OFF Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn SAS Championship Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship OFF Administaff Small Business Classic AT&T Championship Charles Schwab Cup Championship

NOV

18-21

Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament - Finals

DEC

5-6

Del Webb Father/Son Challenge

ESPN GOLF

Ka'anapal Hualalai G

GOLF GOLF

The Old C TBD

GOLF GOLF

Newport B Valencia C

GOLF GOLF

Punta Esp Ocean Co

GOLF/NBC GOLF/CBS

TPC Tam Westin Sa

GOLF GOLF/NBC GOLF GOLF

Robert Tr Canterbur Glen Oaks The Hills

GOLF

En-Joie G

GOLF

TPC Twin

TNT/ABC ESPN/NBC

Sunningda Crooked S

GOLF/NBC GOLF GOLF

Crosswate TPC Snoq Pebble Be

GOLF GOLF GOLF/NBC

Rock Barn Prestonwo Baltimore

GOLF GOLF GOLF

The Wood Oak Hills Sonoma G TBD

NBC

Champion

All Official Money events (26) aw Challenge/Unofficial Money events (3), plus N ( ) Denotes last yea # Events not co-sponsore + Does not include $800,0


S TOUR SCHEDULE

GOLF COURSE

LOCATION

PURSE

li Golf Course Golf Course

Lahaina-Maui, HI Ka'upulehu-Kona, HI

$770,000 $1,800,000

Course at Broken Sound Club

Boca Raton, FL Naples, FL

$1,700,000 $1,600,000

Beach Country Club Country Club

Newport Beach, CA (Orange County) Valencia, CA (Los Angeles)

$1,700,000 $1,600,000

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Palm Coast, FL (St. Augustine/Daytona Beach)

$2,100,000 $2,500,000

Lutz, FL (Tampa) Savannah, GA

$1,700,000 $2,600,000

pada Golf Club (Jack Nicklaus Course) ourse at Hammock Beach

mpa Bay avannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

rent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge ry Golf Club s Country Club Country Club

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Hoover, AL (Birmingham) Beachwood, OH (Cleveland) West Des Moines, IA Austin, TX

$1,700,000 ($2,000,000) $1,725,000 $1,600,000

Endicott, NY (Binghamton)

$1,650,000

n Cities

Blaine, MN (Minneapolis)

$1,750,000

ale Golf Club (Old) Stick Golf Club

Berkshire, England (London, UK) Carmel, IN (Indianapolis)

$2,000,000 ($2,600,000)

er Club at Sunriver Resort qualmie Ridge each Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course

Sunriver, OR (Central OR) Snoqualmie, WA (Seattle) Pebble Beach, CA

$2,700,000 $1,800,000 $2,100,000

n Golf & Spa ood Country Club e Country Club Five Farms (East Course)

Conover, NC (Hickory) Cary, NC (Raleigh) Timonium, MD (Baltimore)

$1,750,000 $2,100,000 $2,700,000

dlands Country Club (Tournament Course) Country Club Golf Club

The Woodlands, TX (Houston) San Antonio, TX Sonoma, CA (San Francisco Bay area)

$1,700,000 $1,700,000 $2,500,000

Golf Course

nsGate Golf Club (International Course)

ward Charles Schwab Cup points. National Qualifying Tournament, are underlined r's purse, 2009 TBD ed by the PGA TOUR (3) 000 unofficial/team money

$200,000 ChampionsGate, FL (Orlando)

$1,085,000


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                                   



     

  



    

 


  

     

  

   

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      

     

    

 

    


9th Annual

Maryland State Karate Championships

Saturday, April 25, 2009 Allegany High School Cumberland, Maryland

Spectators $5.00

For more information: Mr. Tom Striplin 301-697-2628 Email: tstriplin@atlanticbb.net Register and pay online at: www.mdkaratechamps.com


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Bellator Fighting Championships ‘Signs Exclusive TV Agreement with ESPN Deportes’ LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bellator Fighting Championships, a first of its kind Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, officially launched operations today from offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. Three years in development, Bellator has an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. Bellator season #1 premieres on ESPN Deportes in April, 2009. Bellator (Latin for warrior), marks a step forward in the evolution of professional Mixed Martial Arts with a business model unique in the fight industry, yet followed in every other major sport. At Bellator, a fighter's wins or losses control his future. Bjorn Rebney, Bellator founder & CEO states, "We are implementing a tournament structure to determine champions and #1 challengers so that world-class fighters can control their destiny based on their performance." Bellator events will showcase highly competitive fights between top competitors with each tournament bout winner earning substantially larger purses and moving closer to a championship fight. "Simply put, at Bellator, fighters fight their way to the title," Rebney adds. With a tagline that refers to its fighters as warriors that are on their way to becoming legends, Bellator differentiates itself by making its fighters the focus of the organization. "The fans' connection to Bellator will be created through our fighters. That understanding will drive the promotion, publicity, marketing and advertising of Bellator's fighters, making them the centerpiece of what we do," says Rebney. On each telecast, leading up to tournament bouts, Bellator Fighting Championships will air back-stories on each fighter. "We will use the simple yet powerful sports programming philosophy of combining elite competition with compelling feature pieces that tell the story of who these fighters are, where they're from and why they compete," says Bellator founder & COO Brad Epstein. "MMA fighters have incredibly rich stories to tell, and we will bring these to MMA fans, allowing our audience to identify with who these warriors really are." Bellator's nationally televised events will be highly competitive sports programming in its purest form and will have no connection to "reality television." These events are structured as tournament competitions, crowning champions and top challengers at the end of each season. Bellator's premiere season consists of 12 two-hour events to be broadcast weekly in primetime on Saturday nights. The nationally televised events will feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament special feature bouts. There will be four simultaneous tournaments taking place in season #1 over a three month period: one in each of the Featherweight (145 lb.), Lightweight (155 lb.), Welterweight (170 lb.) and Middleweight (185 lb.) divisions. Eight fighters from around the world will be represented in each division. To win the Bellator Championship, a fighter must win a total of three fights, each consisting of three five-minute rounds over a three month period. At the end of the initial three month, 12-event season, Bellator will have crowned four Bellator Champions and will have awarded each Champion $175,000. Opening round winners receive $25,000, semi-final round winners receive $50,000 and final winners receive $100,000. "Mixed Martial Arts is becoming increasingly popular among Hispanics and we are thrilled to work with Bellator Fighting Championships to showcase these world-class athletes on a national platform," says Lino Garcia, general manager, ESPN Deportes. "The structure of this championship will give fans a unique opportunity to follow their athletes as the tournament progresses."


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The Tournament Guide Magazine - February 2009