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Knight & Lombardo Take down Cue-Phoria Cue-Phoria Billiards & CafĂŠ was the hosted the latest Poison tour event, 7-28-12. 53 players showed up for $1000 added amateur 9-ball event. Richard (Turtle) Knight would prove to be the man to beat on the day as he made his way to the hotseat match with strong wins over Jason Bowen 7-6, DJ Dorman 7-2, Julio Del Pozo 7-4 and then a 7-5 win over Cal McGann to set up the winner side match with tour newcomer Dakota Cameron. Knight would see his run stopped very quickly as Dakota would come out strong and power his way to the hotseat with a dominating 7-1 win. Mike Destefano was looking dangerous on the one loss side after a 2nd round loss to DJ Dorman 7-2, he would go on to defeat Ted Lepak 5-2, Jason Bowen 5-2, John Souders 5-3, Bill Eisenhard 5-3, Brett Lykins 5-4, Tim Baron 5-2, George Saunders forfeit before Jason Sheerman would stop his run with a dominating 5-0 win to leave Destefano 4th. Sheerman would have the tables turned on him as Knight would cruise to a 5-0 win and put himself back in the final with a revenge match against Cameron. Knight would have to come back and win a race to 7 to force the one rack shoot out for the title, He would do just that battling his way to a 7-5 win and then running a very solid last rack to take his 1st title of the season and 2nd poison tour title. Congrats to Kelly Cavanaugh for finishing top lady and advancing to the money round of 9-12th position. Sunday would see 33 players show up for the $1000 Added 10-Ball event. Hunter Lombardo would prove to be to strong for everyone on the day as he made his way to the finals with strong wins over Kelly Cavanaugh 6-1, Tony Crosby 6-4, Tim Baron 6-4, Nathan Rose 7-3 and then a strong 7-4 win over Raymond Linares 7-4 to take the hotseat. Adam Wheeler navigated his way through the one loss side with wins over Cal McGann 5-1, Mike Destefano 5-3, Bill Eisenhard via Forfeit, Nathan

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KENNEDY WINS KENNEDY WINS debut SW Florida 9-Ball Championship

By Skip Maloney - AzBilliards.com

TOMMY KENNEDY

was so elated over his victory in the First Annual Southwest Florida 9-Ball Championships on the weekend of August 11-12, that he got a little heavy-footed driving home. A patrolling officer took exception to his exceeding the speed limit and pulled him over. Asked where his trip had originated, Kennedy explained where he'd been. The officer asked him how he'd fared, Kennedy told him he'd won the tournament, and the officer let him go with a warning. Over the years, Kennedy has won a lot of tournaments, but this one, he said, was different. "I hadn't won a tournament of this magnitude in years," he said, "and especially against Donnie Mills. I beat him the first time we ever played together, six or seven years ago, but he'd won the last 13." The $3,000-added Open event of these first-ever championships, the brainchild of former Seminole Pro Tour Director, John DiToro, drew 35 entrants to Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral, FL. A concurrently-run, $1,000-added Amateur tournament drew 77 entrants and did not finish until 7 a.m. on Monday morning. The official tournament record lists Robert Hibbits as the Amateur event winner, though, in fact, he and Raymond Linaressurrendered at about 7 a.m., and opted to split the winnings, rather than play a final match. Kennedy's victory over Mills came early; in the second round of play. Kennedy moved on, while Mills eventually fell in the loss-side battles that determined the fourway tie for ninth place. Kennedy advanced to the winners' side semifinals and faced Ralph Eckert. Justin Hall, in the meantime, squared off against Danny Green in the other winners' side semifinal. Kennedy defeated Eckert 9-7, as Green was sending Hall west 9-5. Kennedy got into the hot seat 9-4 over Green and waited in the hot seat for his return. Hall moved to the loss side and picked up Tony Ruberto, who'd proved to be Donny Mills' downfall (9-2) and then defeated Pierre Palmieri 9-4. Eckert drew Mark Ritter, who'd survived a double hill battle versus Louis Altes and downed Anthony Meglino 9-3. Hall and Eckert got right back to work; Hall giving up only a single rack to Ruberto, as Eckert was busy surviving a double hill match against Ritter. With a 9-7 victory over Hall in the quarterfinals, Eckert was a single match away

from meeting Kennedy a second time. Green spoiled that bid in the semifinals, defeating Eckert 9-7 and earning his own Kennedy re-match. Kennedy took their second meeting 9-5 to secure the first-ever Southwest Florida 9-Ball Championship title. The 77-entrant Amateur match that did not happen (the finals) would have been a re-play of the hot seat battle between Hibbits and Linares. It was Linares who took that hot seat set, after battling to double hill. Hibbits moved west to the semifinals, where he met and defeated David Uwate, double hill. Uwate had defeated Nathan Rose 5-1 in the quarterfinals. Though it was a first-ever Southwest Florida 9-Ball Championship, it was a return to tournament director duties for John DiToro. "I wanted to take a year off," said DiToro, who found himself (more or less) out of a job when the Seminole Tour chose not to launch a 2012 schedule, "but they kept bugging me to put something together." It was a little like the story of 'Bre'r Rabbit,' who, in the Disney film Song of the South, begged 'Bre'r Fox' not to throw him into the briar patch, in the hopes that he'd do just that; thus returning 'Bre'r Rabbit' to an environment with which he was intimately familiar. On some levels, DiToro wanted that year off, while, at the same time, he was motivated and eager to get back into the swing of things. "I always liked doing it," he said of his tournament director duties with the Seminole Pro Tour, "always liked giving back to the sport." DiToro thanked Diamond Billiards' owner, James Oswald and his staff for their hospitality, while together, they acknowledged the sponsorship support of Coca-Cola, the Simonis Tour and a variety of local businesses (23), that contributed advertising money in support of the event. "I also want to thank Javier Chirino (who finished in the tie for 13th place in the Amateur event)," said Oswald. "He made all the glass trophies for us; the first, second and third place trophies for the Open and the first place trophy for the Amateurs." The 35 entrants who played in the Open were more or less expected. The 77-entrant amateur field was more or less unexpected, though it contributed heavily to plans being made for the Second Annual Southwest Florida 9-Ball Championships. According to DiToro and Oswald, this second annual event will likely occur at about the same time next year.

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Tommy Kennedy Danny Green Ralph Eckert Justin Hall Tony Ruberto Mark Ritter Pierre Palmieri Anthony Meglino

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Robert Hibbitts Raymond Linares David Uwate Nathan Rose Bill Eisenhard Mike Delawder Dave King Jose Ybarra

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Cole, as Kirk sent Smith packing 7-5. Montour then downed Kirk 7-4, and sat in the hot seat, awaiting her return. Jana Montour and Kim Jones have been trading alternate victories on Kim Jones, at work on the loss side, was looking to come back for a the Northwest Women's Pool Association Tour since March. On the tour's third finals battle against Montour in the current season. She began that fifth stop, on the weekend of August 11-12, with their victories even at two journey with a 6-2 victory over Denice White, and followed it with a 6-3 apiece, it was Montour's turn to win it, and she did, defeating Kimberly Kirk victory over Val Franiel. This set Jones up to face Cole. Smith drew Shelby twice - once in the hot seat match and again in the finals - to complete Locati (# 7 in tour rankings), who'd gotten by Mary Hopkin 6-2 and Tamre an undefeated weekend. The Rogers 6-3. $750-added event drew 31 entrants Jones and Cole battled to double NWPA TOUR STOP RESULTS to Parlor Billiards in Bellevue, WA. hill before Jones prevailed to Montour started strong, giving advance to the quarterfinals. She Place Playername Prize Money up only two racks in her first was joined by Locati, who'd ended 1st Jana Montour $500 three matches; none versus Fran Rogers' day 6-3. Locati ended 2nd Kimberly Kirk-Lengel $375 Johnson and one each versus Jones' bid to meet Montour again 3rd Shelby Locati $250 Jenny Lucas and Alicia Kvasnicka. in the finals by the same 6-3 score. 4th Kim Jones $170 This set her up among the winners' It was a day for 6-3 scores, as Kirk 5th Liz Cole $110 side final four, facing Liz Cole downed Locati by that same score 5th Suzanne Smith $110 (going into the event, ranked at # 3 in the semifinals. 7th Val Franiel $80 on the tour, directly behind Montour A win for Kirk would have elevated 7th Tamre Geene-Rogers $80 and Jones). Suzanne Smith (# 6), her from 17th place in the tour in the meantime, who'd defeated rankings into a tie for fifth place Elaine Eberly 7-3, Tamre Rogers with Suzanne Smith. It was not to 7-4 and sent Kim Jones west 7-5, squared off against Kirk. be. Montour chalked up the event title with a 9-6 victory, solidifying her top Montour advanced to the winners' side finals with a 7-4 victory over spot in the rankings. Kirk moved among the top ten, settling in at # 7. By Skip Maloney - AzBilliards Staff


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On August 11th and 12th, the Lone Star Tour’s Texas Open “Warm-Up” 9-ball event at Skinny Bob’s in Round Rock, Texas drew 120 players with 167 total entries in 3 divisions. Notables David Henson, James Davis Sr., Doug Young, Manny Chau, Charlie Bryant, Junior Jueco, and Kevin Guimond participated in the 59 player Open division while the 90 player Amateur division included Patrick Hill, Jacob Warriner, Mark Mallow, Chris Sharier, Jacob Jiminez, Marty Dill, and Jim Miller, just to name a few. The event paid out in excess of $10,000 with players representing Dallas, Austin, Houston, Temple, Kileen, Ft. Worth, and San Antonio. The Tour would like to thank Skinny Bob’s Billiards and their entire staff for hosting another first rate event. Lone Star Tour events are sponsored by Poison by Predator cues www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack www.delta-13.com, APA of North Harris County, and Gulf Coast Billiards. On Saturday, the Amateur field ran down to 48 for Sunday’s Kim Sand 12pm, first round. On Sunday, the winner’s side 16 saw Houston’s Will ers, L iz Kir Felder defeat Tracy Sanders, Ft. Worth’s Brian Anderson best David kma n Escobedo, Cielo Vasquez pass Ron Franklin, Steve Lindgren over Pete Herrera, Steve Pennington oust Sonny Demetro, Frank Ferrer Jr. beat Jacob Warriner, Cesar Garcia over Nick Banks and Lee Rosa over Mike rack then breaking and running Mallow. On the one-loss side Skinny Bob owner Rich Anglin eliminated 2 racks. At 3-3, Ferrer broke without Demetro, Patrick Hill bested Jacob Warriner, Jesse Martinez dusted results and it came down to Vasquez who played Nick Banks, Travis Phelps fell to Mike Mallow, Tracy Sanders bested a safety on the 3-ball. Ferrer kicked 2 rails at the 3-ball and Daniel Johnson, David Escobedo ousted Chris Sharier, Ricardo Espinosa missed. Vasquez ran down to the 8-ball where he positioned himself eliminated Ron Franklin and J.P Lopez sent home Pete Herrera. When with a dreaded, straight-in shot; 9-ball down table on the opposite side the dust settled on the east side, the final four pitted Brian Anderson v. rail, middle diamond. Vasquez chose to stop the cue-ball and accept Cielo Vasquez and Frank Ferrer Jr. v. Lee Rosa. With another round down the long, tough cut on the 9-ball. Vasquez missed the 9-ball but left it on the west side, Felder defeated Hill 5-3, Mallow eliminated Lindgren safe. Ferrer chose to play a safety of his own using a light touch shot, 4-2, Sanders dusted off Pennington and Espinosa passed Garcia. On bumping the 9-ball to the rail and off where it rejoined the cue-ball in the winners’ side, Vasquez defeated Anderson and Ferrer secured his a precarious position. Vasquez attempted to play safe by fanning the place over Rosa. Cielo secured the hot seat over Ferrer, 5-2, while 9-ball and sending the cue-ball to the short-side end rail where he left Mallow eliminated Felder 4-1 and Sanders did the same to Espinosa, Ferrer a bank at the side pocket. Ferrer seized the opportunity to close 4-2. T. Sanders took down Anderson 4-3 then Mallow 4-2 to reach the set out, banking the 9-ball in the side for the win. Congratulations to Ferrer. It was Ferrer over Sanders, 4-3, which pitted Ferrer v. Vasquez in Frank Ferrer, Jr. on his first Lone Star Tour win and to Cielo Vasquez for a the final. In the first of two sets, Ferrer came on strong and confident very hard fought tournament. over Vasquez, 5-2. The second set was a different story as Vasquez The Open division played down to 32 for Sunday with winners’ jumped to a 3-0 lead, and on the hill. Ferrer answered back, winning a side final 8 action that saw James Davis Sr. defeat Cielo Vasquez 8-5,


Henson over Felder 8-2, Chau best Corey Dordek 8-2, and Charlie Bryant defeat Doug Young, 8-0. On the one-loss side, Ferrer Jr. beat Chris Haussman, Warriner bested Tony Oliva, Brian Anderson overtook Brian Sanders, and John Palmore defeated Demetro. Back east, Davis Sr. slid by Henson 8-7 and Bryant dusted Chau, 8-4. After another one-loss round, Vasquez defeated Felder 6-5 and Dordek fell to Young who was later eliminated by Henson, 6-1. Vasquez was sent home by Chau 6-2, as was Henson, 6-4. Hot seat action saw Bryant blow past Davis, Sr., 8-5 who was dusted off in the next round by Chau, 8-5. In the first of the two set-final, Chau came on strong with an 8-5 win. Bryant took a short break, coming back cool and composed to win the final set, 6-2. Congratulations to Charlie Bryant on his second 2012 Lone Star win. The 18 player ladies field included Kim Pierce, Julia Rapp, Loretta Lindgren, Liz Kirkman and Michelle Cortez. Kim Sanders defeated Liz Kirkman for the hot seat. Kirkman then defeated Pierce 4-3 on the one-loss side but fell to Sanders in the final. Nicole McDaniel finished a respectable 4th. The next event will be at Hawley’s Billiards in Dallas, Texas on August 13th14th, 2012.

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AMATEUR RESULTS Frank Ferrer Jr. Cielo Vasquez Tracy Sanders Mike Mallow Lee Rosa, Brian Anderson Ricardo Espinosa, Will Felder Patrick Hill, Steve Lindgren, Steve Pennington, Cesar Garcia J.P. Lopez, Raul Escobedo, Nick Banks, Rich Anglin Pete Hererra, Ron Franklin, Chris Sharier, Daniel Johnson, Travis Phelps, Jesse Martinez, Jacob Warriner, Sonny Demetro

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OPEN RESULTS Charlie Bryant Manny Chau James Davis Sr. David Henson Doug Young, Cielo Vasquez Corey Dordek, Will Felder Frank Ferrer Jr., Jacob Warriner, Brian Anderson, John Palmore Chris Haussman, Tony Oliva, Brian Sanders, Sonny Demetro

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Kim Sanders Liz Kirkman Kim Pierce Nicole McDaniel

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Portugal Wins Gold Medal in Team Championships

Ends with a Portuguese victory

TEAM PORTUGAL: PAOLO COSTA, MANUEL PEREIRA AND HENRIQUE CORREIA (L.T.R.) FOTO: EPBF/DK

By Thomas Overbeck, EPBF Press Officer Saturday, 11 August 2012: Team Portugal won the final match over Team Germany with 3:0. The final was a worthy end of a long week of senior’s pool billiards. Henrique Correia confirmed his top status and hammered Christophe Creter in 10-ball 7:0. That gave a huge advantage to team Portugal, since the other two German contestants were lighting in their respective matches at the time. Manuel Pereira was leading 7:5 over Frank Willner in 9-ball with 7:5 when the 8-ball match with Paolo Costa and Reiner Wirsbitzki went hill-hill at 6:6. This time, Lady Luck was more on the side of the Portuguese team. Paolo Costa pocketed the 8-ball on the break. It was respotted and he was allowed to continue shooting. He had a nice layout ad ran the rack and snatched the final

Top 8 finishers of the Team competition: 1. Portugal 2. Germany 3. Belgium 4. Sweden 5. Finland 6. Switzerland 7. Italy 8. Netherlands

Gold Medal this week for his team. As a little consolation, Team Germany has won the overall rankings by far. This concludes the coverage of the 2012 Dynamic Billiards European Championships for Seniors and Ladies in the Stahlpalast in Brandenburg, Germany. We will come back next week with the Euro-Tour for Men and for Women, starting on Thursday, August 16th. The event was hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.epconline.eu , follow us on twitter @EPBF_News or contact our press office.


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The Pool Shark Billiards in Immokalee, FL., opened their doors on August 4, 2012, for pool plays from the West Coast and East Coast of Florida to come by and “WISH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVID”, who also loves to play pool and W i t h D av id wanted to celebrate with his fellow pool players and family. The day would start To geth er Ag ai n W ith Da vid with the teams playing 8-ball; 3 person team for the men and the same for the women. After the teams played, if you still wanted to play more pool, there would be the single event for the men and same for the women. All in all everyone had a fantastic time playing pool and competing in these events, till the late hours of the day and into the night. But a birthday party would not be complete if it didn’t have some decision food and an unbelievable POOL CAKE, yes a POOL CAKE. Check out the picture of the cake they made for David (www. yumyumcakes.com). Thanks David for letting us all share in your special day.


Big Sky Billiard Challenge Series

We are presenting our inaugural event. A new and exciting pool tournament at Fargo Billiards in Fargo ND. The main event is a $10,000 challenge match between Team Montana vs Team North Dakota. Featuring 4 different disciplines: 10 Ball Scotch Doubles, 8 Ball Doubles, 9 Ball Singles, and the main event 8 Ball singles!!! Along with the main event there will be a handicap 8 Ball Open Singles with an ascending entry fee based on skill level, races will be between 3

and 7 and entry fees will be from $30 to $70 in relation to skill level, giving all players a good shot at winning. I would like to give a shout out to all our amazing sponsors: Western Tire of Sidney MT, www.OTBnTV.com live stream sponsor from Three Forks MT, Pit Stop Tavern Team Montana sponsor and future venue sponsor in Great Falls MT, and our spectacular venue and Team North Dakota sponsor Fargo Billiards and Gastropub in Fargo ND. A new event is in the works for November and as always new challengers are welcome; check us out at https://www.facebook.com/ BigSkyBilliardChallengeSeries Contact TR Olson @ 406-945-4788 nineballtko@gmail.com!!!


Vincent Morris With 42 players in attendance, Vincent Morris’s tournament trail included wins over Raymond Lee 6- 3; Ben Castaneros 6 - 3; Luis Jimenez 6 - 5; Mike Harrington 6 - and in the Hot Seat match against Borana Andoni 7 - 3 and faced a rematch with Borana. Due to the late hour, both players agreed to split Both 1st & 2nd, with Vincent Morris claiming the victory. Additionally, Mike Harrington and Koka Davladze deserve recognition finishing 3rd and 4th respectively. Enough can not be said about the conditions at Gotham City Billiards and the hospitality of owners Kevin and Isabell Buckley. The next Tri-State event is $750 Added A/D at Port Richmond Billiard Club in State Island, NYon August 25, 2012. Please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Ron Tarr Cues, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics for their sponsorship leading to this event. Please leave tournament staff names out of this article, comments and credits to remain general. Thank You

WINNERS' SIDE FINAL FOUR Player Player Koka Davladze Koka Davladze Mike Harrington Mike Harrington

Winner Borana Andoni Vincent Morris

Score 7-4 6-3

HOT SEAT MATCH Player Player Borana Andoni Vincent Morris

Winner Vincent Morris

Score 7-3

wins first Tri-State at Gotham City Billiards' A/D 9 Ball event

ONE-LOSS SIDE FINAL EIGHT Player Player Daniel Dagotdot Ron Gabia Ed Culhane Gary O'Callaghan Luis Jimenez Mel McMullen Kyle Bubet Keith Diaz ONE-LOSS SIDE FINAL SIX Player Player Ron Gabia Gary O'Callaghan Keith Diaz Mel McMullen ONE-LOSS SIDE FINAL FOUR Player Player Gary O'Callaghan Koka Davladze Mel McMullen Mike Harrington

Winner Ron Gabia Gary O'Callaghan Mel McMullen Keith Diaz

Loser (9-12) Score Daniel Dagotdot 7 - 4 Ed Culhane 7-2 Luis Jimenez 7-2 Kyle Bubet 6-4

Winner Gary O'Callaghan Mel McMullen

Loser (7-8) Ron Gabia Keith Diaz

Score 7-3 7-6

Winner Loser (5-6) Score Koka Davladze Gary O'Callaghan 7 - 6 Mike Harrington Mel McMullen 7 - 3

QUARTERFINAL Player Player Winner Loser (4) Score Koka Davladze Mike Harrington Mike Harrington Koka Davladze 8 - 5 Mike Harrington Borana Andoni Borana Andoni Mike Harrington 7 - 6 FINAL Player Borana Andoni

Player Vincent Morris

Winner Vincent Morris

Loser (2) Score Borana Andoni Split

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Tri Annual Event Total payout for the Tri Annual event was $1035. Rooms from Dallas, Burien and Tacoma participated remotely. Players played two matches for the 1st round and the top 75% of the field moved onto the Sudden Death round. Play started at 10:00am west coast time and 1:00pm east coast time. A match is 11 games of 10ball vs. the Ghost with BTRT scoring system and handicapping in place. To qualify for this event players had to play 11 matches in the last 4 months. The Open division after two matches was a close finish with only 0.65 of a point separating 1st position Jing Gicoso and Larry Francisco 2nd position. 0.17 of a point separated third through fifth position with Deby Welfringer in fourth position, Scott Baber in fifth position Bob Steiner synching 6th. This round was only to secure a seat in the Sudden Death round. Competition doesn’t get much closer than that. In the intermediate division Cindy Parvala ran away with the qualifying round by 7 points letting second and third positions fight it out with only 0.24 points between Terry Lawrence and Elaine Eberly. 0.25 points separated fifth and sixth position with Pat Pilgrim and Joe Larson. This round qualified these players for the Sudden Death round of one (1 match) which determines who plays in the finals on Sunday. The Sudden Death round is just one match to qualify for those few final spots. The Sudden death round started about 2:00pm PST and was a nail biter. As we finished up our first round matches out of Malarkeys in Tacoma WA players huddled around the computer to watch the match scores come in from the other locations. Hawley’s Billiards in Dallas TX and Good Time Ernie’s in Burien WA did the same. In the Open Division Good Time Ernie’s brought Scott Baber in with aggregate high score of 155.35, Walter Hawley from Hawley’s Billiards out of Dallas TX in second and Larry Francisco from Malarkeys, Tacoma WA for third. The Intermediate division results for the Sudden Death round was Cindy Parvala holding onto first position, Pat Pilgrim in second position and Joe Larson rounding out the final third position. Final rounds started on Sunday at 11:30 PST. Players play two matches for the final round and the best match for each player is used to determine winners. The Intermediate and Open divisions play with a true 90% handicapping system so it’s anybody’s win. We’d also like to congratulate players that earned Achievement Awards by moving up in divisions the last 4 months. Pat Pilgrim, Bob Steiner, Scott Baber, Cindy Parvala and Jeff Aase. The Advanced division has just opened for you upper level players. Check our website for currently playing rooms or contact us to get playing. Behind the Rock Tour is a weekly national tournament played out of any local pool room on 9 foot tables and soon to open a bar box division. This tournament pays weekly with 5 divisions. To find out more about the tour or if you like to learn how to get your local pool room or favorite pool place playing go to www. behindtherocktour.com and contact us. Or you can call 253-226-3594. Our next Tri Annual event is Dec. 8-9th. Congratulations to all participants and get ready for the final tri annual event in Dec..

Player Joe Larson Pat Pilgrim Cindy Parvala

INTERMEDIATE DIV. Room Good Time Ernie’s Malarkeys Hawley’s Billiards

Score 159.32 138.82 138.08

Payout $225 $135 $90

Player Walter Hawley Scott Baber Larry Francisco

OPEN DIVISION Room Hawley’s Billiards Good Time Ernie’s Malarkeys

Score 154.78 149.35 145.14

Payout $293 $176 $117


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Maryland Open 14.1 Straight Pool Championships BIG DADDY’S BILLIARDS, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Players and fans began arriving into the Baltimore area as early as noon on Thursday Aug 16 for the Eighth Annual Maryland Open 14.1 Straight Pool Championships. This event has become one of the most prestigious straight pool tournaments of the year in the U.S. and for the 4th consecutive year has been held at a new family billiard venue, BIG DADDY’S BILLIARDS, 7954 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, Maryland. Under the ownership of Richard & Cynthia Molineiro “ Big Daddy’s” has become the premier east coast mecca for the beautiful and imaginative game of 14.1. Previously the Maryland Straight Pool title has been won by: Johnny Archer 150 defeated John Schmidt 74. July 24, 2011 Danny Harriman 150 defeated Shaun Wilkie 94. June 20, 2010 Danny Harriman 150 defeated Dave Daya 28. June 28, 2009 Bob Maidhof 150 defeated Danny Barouty 140. July 12, 2008 Mika Immonen 150 defeated Mike Davis 59. June 10, 2007 Ed Hodan 150 defeated Danny Barouty 89. Nov 19, 2006 Ryan McCreesh 150 defeated David Hunt 67. Aug 8, 2005 This year a 32 player field of the top Straight Pool players in the country began to filter into Maryland for Friday afternoon warm-ups, check out the venue, the tables and equipment, new Simonis 860 cloth, Centennial balls. Players were anxious to get in a few hours of practice, as competition this year was going to be one of the strongest fields ever. Local tournament players once again provided ‘in home’ congenial accommodations to many of the out of town players who come long distances to play. Most know one another well and this makes for an enjoyable weekend of friendship, camaraderie and top notch pool all tied together. Festivities this year got off to a gentle start at a player-guest reception on Friday evening hosted by tournament director Peter Burrows and his wife Pam at their home. This provides a few hours of warm hospitality before the sparks began to fly on Saturday, and a nice chance for new comers and lesser know players to visit and share cordiality with great champions such as Bob Maidhof, Johnny Archer, Thorsten Hohmann, Dave Daya, Ralph Eckert & Mika Immonen, and others in the sterling field. Gerda Hofstatter and Jeanette Lee two highly popular great lady players have been loyal participants in the Maryland Open but this year were absent due to their hectic schedules. In past years both The Black Widow and Gerda were able to make it through to the Sunday elimination round. The tournament has made a concerted effort to attract top lady players and hopes to continue to do so. Unfortunately few of the best women have strayed from their long time devotion to Nine Ball to gain the needed proficiency at the classic game of Straight Pool, but we hope to change that. The ladies need to take up the challenges of 14.1. Let’s get more room owners encouraging ladies to play in their 14.1 leagues. The Maryland Open Straight Pool Championship may not be a glitzy and large event, but in its own quiet way it has become a chance for the best straight pool players to meet and play with one another in a well-designed tournament under quite

ideal conditions. Prize money has grown as has the field of world class players. The Friday evening pre-tournament reception also serves as the tournament Players Meeting. Format this year was a 32 player field, 8 balanced flights of 4 players each for the initial Round Robin session. Everyone playing a 125 point match vs. the other three players in their flight with the top 3 players in each flight advancing to the Sunday single elimination round. The 8 flight winners were rewarded with a first round bye in the knockout on Sunday. Encompassed in the informal reception & cocktail party on Friday night was the Players Meeting which Director Peter Burrows believes is always a welcome opportunity for players to voice their opinions of format, rules and anything else on their mind. Peter always seeks feedback to make this a “players friendly” tournament. One of those elements is no time clock, always a debate. He notes. “we honestly believe that players do play at their own pace, and generally this is a constant one. There will always be discrepancies and fluctuations, but a given player in my experience usually plays the way they play. I have watched top 14.1 players for more than six decades since first seeing Mosconi & Crane play at the old Bensingers room on Randolph Street in Chicago in the late 1940s. Pool players play at the pace they play at and the rhythm and tempo of one player’s game is what it is. I just don’t believe in a shot clock in Straight Pool. The game is cerebral and players need time to think and analyze and I want to recognize that. Some situations lend them selves to more rapid disposal of a rack, but others do not. It you want a time clock play chess.” There will always be a match here and there that is drawn out, and this year was no exception, with a match between the great dt NY 14.1 guru, Steve Lipski, and Washington DC’s young Brian i m h c John S ahle Deska, who seldom plays 14.1, taking an unusual 3+ hours. But en K this is an exception and will happen in this most imaginative CWarr of games. Everyone is not a John Schmidt, Luc Salvas or Machine Gun Lou Butera! Tournament Director, Peter Burrows, believes that most 14.1 players understand this. No time clock. And Peter goes on to note that playing under the classic “all ball fouls” requires a greater emphasis on player integrity which has been so widely adopted with great success in golf . . . “Why do we need a white glove referee at every table? Nice, classic of course, but simply not practical. Golf rules are many times more complex than pool but the Royal & Ancient rules are well known and players honestly adhere to them. Pool can do the same. And while we’re at it, let’s dress the part. So the Maryland Open is a dress code tournament following the format of other world class events. The dressier the better, what’s wrong with that? Pool guys . . . and ladies . . . are handsome folks . . . let’s look the part! Dress up our game. My gosh, we’ve got Ms. Lee the most stunning gal on the planet plus just a terrific player and advocate for our sport . . . Jeanette has been a regular here in our tournament, beating all of us like a drum, let’s follow her lead and look sharp!” This is especially true given today’s live streaming of the matches. Both days were covered extensively by J. R. Calvert and Inside Pool with their insidepool.tv live stream. Top players participating helped with the commentary; expert 14.1 players


such as Shaun Wilkie, Andy Lincoln, Michael Frank, Bob bye and so would not play until 12:30. Mike Dechaine got past Thorst en Ho Hunter and Johnny Archer all sat in the booth for a spell. Charlie Strayer 125-31 and advanced to the $400 Round h Open 2012 C mann at MD As noted above, the tournament format was a where he lost out in a hard fought match to PA’s great Warren Saturday Round Robin of eight flights, four players working man, Dave Daya, 125-108, in one of the best Kahle in each playing 3 matches to 125 points. The old matches of the day. Amsterdam Billiard’s Michael Yednak fashioned straight pool format which Director had a strong first round match vs. Drexeline Bob Maidhof, Peter Burrows believes is not only fairest to the knocking him out and advancing to the money round. players, allowing them to play a maximum number He then faced the miniature Philippine buzz saw, Warren of matches, but also a format which is ideal for Kiamco and went down 125-47. Chicago’s great World 14.1 spectators. They can watch their favorite locals or Champion and cuemaker extraordinaire, Bob Hunter, had a a top pro all day long, with no fear that they are tough draw for Sunday and was knocked out in the first round going to get quickly eliminated in a one and done by Johnny Archer. Archer then faced Mike Davis, who was the tournament. From the players perspective they #1 Seed following his terrific run on Saturday. Their match was can get warmed up, familiar with the equipment nip & tuck for an hour, before Johnny caught a couple of breaks, and there is no tedious winners’ side delay Mike missed a shot, and Johnny never Sat down again, pulling which occurs in drawn out double elimination out the win 125-60. Shaun Wilkie took down room owner Rick tournaments. Non stop action involving Molineiro in spite of a 66 ball run by ‘Levi’ and advanced to play everyone from dawn to dusk is a key positive John Schmidt who put up a 57 and eliminated Shaun 125-66. in the 1st day round robin format! Danny Barouty has probably played Trenton Marty for three After an evening of companionship and an hour of practice decades, and this time got the best of him 125 41 advancing to face the action got off to a bright and early start 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, young gun Brandon Shuff. The imitable Danny B. hung tough, put using 14 Pro Diamond & Brunswick Gold Crown tables and 32 players each playing u p a 39 ball run before finally dropping 125-103. Ralph Eckert his great the other three in his flight on pre-assigned tables and time slots, with an attempt tournament, steam rolling Alan Duty 125-30 to move ahead and face The Iceman. Mika that each player would play his matches on both the Diamond and Brunswick tables. got it going quickly and won 125-18. Corey Deuel was also having a quiet but sterling The day consisted of five rounds and each player has one or two breaks when they tournament, going 2-1 in the Sat. rounds losing only to Warren Kiamco. His first match do not play. Some tough scheduling but meticulously managed by official scorer & on Sat. brought on New Jersey’s long time great Don Polo, with Corey winning 125-19 statistician, the ebullient Megan Fort! to advance to the money. Corey was far from done, and faced always tough NY player Saturday went quite according to odds with the strong national players pulling Zion Zvi. Corey hung tough and pulled out a 125-75 victory to get further along the away in a field which included world class Straight Pool notables headed by Thorsten cash trail. Brian Deska played a long and hard fought match, including a number of Hohmann, Mika Immonen, Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel & John Schmidt plus Steve three fouls, against the great NJ lefty, Steve Lipsky, ever tough to beat, and Sunday Wilkie, Dave Daya, Shaun Wilkie, Maryland’s top player. Alan Duty, Zion Zvi, Brandon was no exception with Steve finally pulling out the game 125-110. Steve then faced Shuff, Steve Lipski and Danny Barouty twice a finalist in past MD 14.1 Championships. Thorsten Hohmann, the 2011 World 14.1 Champion, and easy to see why. Toasty got it Mike Davis 2007 finalist and Mosconi Cup contender who recently located to Tampa, going immediately and ran out to a 125-20 win. FL made the trip to play, as did Ralph Eckert all the way from Manheim, Germany and The 3rd and 4th rounds on Sunday were classic, with pairings among the top Warren Kiamco from Manila! 1991 World Champion, and still great player and cue eight remaining players as good as you will ever see in a local poolroom venue. maker, Bob Hunter of Chicago. From Pennsylvania Drexeline Billiards owner Bob Congratulations for all involved for getting this together and for the players in making Maidhof, 2008 Md. Champ who recently had a run of 316 balls! Dave Daya, the 2009 the effort to come to Maryland. Just look at the pairings in the last three rounds! runner-up, and young top Virginia great Brandon Shuff, who ran a 60 & 70 winning his Could you ask for anything more exciting? flight 3-0. The best of the local 14.1 players competed including Maryland’s strong In both of the semi final matches there were long runs by the eventual winner, playing Michael Frank & Andy Lincoln. In the Sat. rounds Michael ran 31giving Archer as you can see from the scores. And so into the finals advanced 2011 World 14.1 a bit of a scare before falling to the Scorpion 125-64. Mike Davis came up from Fla. Champion ‘The Hitman’ vs. recent 2012 World 14.1 title holder, Mr. 400 John Schmidt! and played flawlessly on Sat. with runs of 96, 95 & 70! Maine’s terrific young player Could anything be more prophetic? The two most recent World 14.1 Champions Mike Dechaine had the Sat. high run, putting up 125 and out on a tough Diamond table right here on the same table at Big Daddy’s Billiards in Glen Burnie, MD. And the against Big Daddy’s room owner, Rick Molineiro . . . no respect for your elders as they Insidepool.tv live stream was taken over by dozen times Champion and player of the say! Zion Zvi ran a 71 and was perfect on Sat. winning all his matches including a Nineties, Johnny Archer. A great match, with Thorsten getting to 21-14 advantage hard fought victory over Ralph Eckert. Warren Kiamco has one of the most beautiful quickly and after a scratch, leading to an impossible safety situation from which no 14.1 games you’ve ever seen, soft stroking his way to 3-0 on Sat. with a run of 83, and one could extricate themselves, Thorsten came away from the table leaving Schmidt many 40s & 50s. What a player the little man from Manila is! So Saturday’s Round an open shot . . . and with a flawless run he was at 150 and out in no time at all! Joint Robin provided o real surprises with the top players advancing to the knockout single holder of the 2012 World Championship and Maryland 14.1 title! elimination on Sunday. See chart attached. Congratulations and a tip of the old fedora to Mr. 400, to Thorsten, Mika, Johnny Each of the flights was balanced with top players, those likely expected to Archer, Corey Deuel, Ralph Eckert, Mike Davis, Bandon, Zion and to all of the players, advance, usually playing their toughest opponents in the later rounds after having fans and supporters who made the trip to Baltimore! See you next year for sure. a chance to play a few games and get used to the tables and atmosphere. For this Same time, same place! year’s draw the top eight players were set, and the bottom eight, mostly locals. The We want to thank our hosts Cynthia & Richard Molineiro and to the many middle 16 players were blind drawn into the different flights. Fair and simple. Strong sponsors and supporters, most particularly Ivan Lee & SIMONIS CLOTH, Peter local and regional players always surprise the front runners, and it never fails a dark & Sandra Sears of Madison WI, Nathan Sulinski, and J.R. Calvert of Inside Pool horse has a great day at the expense of one of the favorites. Top young players, magazine and insidepool.tv live stream. In closing it is with a sad heart that I mention Brian Deska and Michael Yednak both played well on Sat. and were among the 24 who to fans everywhere that on this day, as I write, August 22, 2012, we learn of the advanced to Sunday along with long time greats Don Polo and Trenton Marty Ciccia. passing of the father of Rick Molineiro. Our deepest sympathies are sent to Rick and Most of the Saturday matches went according to expectations. Cindy and their family. The Sunday single elimination knockout round got underway promptly at 10 a.m., an early time slot always loved by the top players! But most of them had a first round


Sacramento Shootout

The Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour (TWCWT) visited Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento on Sep. 18/19 for its fourth stop of 2012. As always, our Main Event was double elimination, race-to-7 on the winners’ side, race-to-5 on the one-loss side and we played down to the final eight on day one. While the weather wasn’t quite as hot as on some of our previous visits, several of the 41 entrants caught fire. For example, the Domingo twins, Dee and Dar, went on a tear Saturday. Dee defeated Tracy Palma, Teresa Mojica (both hill/hill), Holly Robinson and Lou Anne LaFlamme to make her first ever final eight and to make it undefeated, no less. Dar meantime won her first match against Deborah Cullen, lost to Jessica Skye, then took matches from Bonnie Koerner and Lynn Donner before being eliminated by hometown favorite Tiffany Finnan, just one win short of joining Dee as a first time finalist. Mary Rakin, who always seems to be on fire these days, also went undefeated Saturday. Along the way she sent last year’s tour champion and fellow pro, Eleanor Callado, to the one-loss side. El was up early 4-1, got behind 4-5, made a long and difficult out to tie it, but was outlasted by Mary 7-5. Eleanor’s twin, Emilyn, was another player in the groove, defeating Hard Time’s owner Karen Markulis, Tiffany Finnan, A Aiem-sa-ard and Deirdre Li ending Saturday unbeaten. Bonnie Plowman, current State 9-Ball champ, rounded out the top four on the winner’s side. Eleanor Callado, after her loss to Mary on the winner’s side, played Tiffany Finnan for one of Sunday’s spots. Always a tough competitor and playing in her home room, Tiffany took El to the hill before El made it through. Revelina Um, a factor whenever she plays, lost her first match to Bonnie Plowman then worked her way through the one-loss side to the final eight. Leslie Bernardi, top woman shooter in the Diablo Valley Pool League, also made the cut from the one-loss side. Kirsten Karim lost to El Callado in her first match, but then won four straight on the one-loss side. She and Lou Anne LaFlamme played the last match on Saturday, vying for the final spot in the top eight. Lou Anne had played deep into the winner’s side before losing to Dee Domingo. Both players were having their best TWCWT tournament ever, but only one would still be in the Main Event on Sunday morning. Gamers both, they battled to hill/hill before Lou Anne won out. In the winners’ side matches Sunday morning neither Mary Rakin nor Bonnie Plowman gave their opponents—Dee Domingo and Emilyn Callado—much time at the table, winning 7-3 and 7-4 respectively. On the other side Revelina Um defeated Leslie Bernardi 7-5 and Lou Anne LaFlamme battled the whole way before losing to Eleanor Callado 7-6. That brought about a sister/sister match between El and Em, which Eleanor won. Rev sent Dee out in 5th/6th , leaving Rev and El playing to meet the winner of the hot seat match. That was another hill/hill match with El putting Rev out in 4th. Mary won the hot seat and sat back to wait for the outcome of the match between Bonnie and El. Bonnie won that match 5-2, earning a place in the finals for the second time this year. Game one of the final match went to Bonnie. Mary got the second game to tie. In the third, Bonnie snapped the 9 on the break to regain the lead, then comboed the 9 on her first shot in game four to go up 3-1. Mary won the next three games to go ahead for the first time at 4-3. Bonnie won game eight to tie things up again. In game nine we saw some of the clowning around that usually occurs when these two players match up. Mary pocketed a ball on a fluke; Bonnie dropped her stick on the floor and made for the exit. Mary had the last laugh though, winning that game. Bonnie caught a four-nine combo in the next game to even things up again. Mary pulled ahead once more in game 11. Game 12

(l to r) Mary Rakin, Tony Torres, Hard Times GM, Bonnie Plowman

looked like we were headed to another case game before Bonnie made a mistake, hooking herself, and Mary took advantage to win the game and the match 7-5. Finishing in the money were: 1 450 Mary Rakin 2 320 Bonnie Plowman 3 235 Eleanor Callado 4 160 Revelina Um 5/6 120 Dee Domingo 5/6 120 Emilyn Callado 7/8 80 Leslie Bernardi 7/8 80 LouAnne LaFlamme Twenty players who were eliminated Saturday returned Sunday for our Second Chance Tournament: a single elimination, race-to-five competition. With the eight still in the Main Event, that made 28 players, nearly 75% of the field, who returned on day two to make a weekend of it. Like the Main Event, the Second Chance tournament was highly competitive. The final two players were Stephanie Hefner, another top player from Sacramento, and Salene Castaneda, an occasional player on the Tour who shot well all weekend. No surprise--the match went hill/hill. The top four finishers were: 1 100 Stephanie Hefner 2 65 Salene Castaneda 3/4 50 Kelly Linzy 3/4 50 Kirsten Karim Thanks to Karen Markulis, owner (who always plays when we’re at her room), Tony Torres, GM, and all the staff at Hard Times. It’s a great room to play (and watch) a tournament--the players love it--and they always treat us so well. Hard Times also donated a combined $750 to the Main Event, Second Chance, and end-of-season prize funds, which we deeply appreciate. We also want to thank our Tour sponsor, Tiger Products, for their support. For the second time this year a Tiger low-deflection cue shaft was won by a tour player (Jessica Skye) and she was extremely happy to have it.


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Ga Young Kim

CROWNED YALIN WORLD 10-BALL CHAMPION

Ga Young Kim celebrates a 4 year dream come true. Photo courtesy Chito Ines, Alison Chang, Bruce Li Xiaolong & Emille BBoy Soriano,

Manila, Philippines- Korea's Ga Young Kim finally overcame her demons to claim World Championship glory for her country. Kim on her second appearance in the finals of the the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship, faced last year's #1 in the world Siming Chen of China, and completely dominated the championship match. Kim's victory has put South Korea back on top of women's pool.

The Dragon Promotions produced 4th Annual Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship is the most followed women's event of the year. In the host country of the Philippines, it is the biggest female sporting event of the country. The event is supported by Asian table mammoth Yalin Billiards, advanced cue engineer OB Cues, long lasting Championship Tour Edition Cloth, top playing Aramith Balls, Tour Edition Chalk, and #1 TV network broadcaster ABS-CBN. Star Billiards and Pool & Billiard Magazine are also proud supporters. This year's edition will take place

August 20th-24th once again at Robinson's Galleria Mall, which has now become synonymous for creating the dynamic atmosphere of the coveted championship. Robinson's Galleria is connected to the host hotel Crowne Plaza Galleria. With massive media and global networks covering the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship, it will continue as still the biggest and most watched women's billiard event in the world. In the semi-finals, China #1 Xiaofang Fu faced off with 19 year old Siming Chen for a spot into the finals. Neither had ever reached this far into this event. It was a tightly contested match, with Chen leading by 1 game margins throughout. But it was Fu's fatal scratch on the 7-Ball in game 14 where she had a chance to tie the match at 7. Instead Chen was given a sigh of relief and was able to close the rest of the match out at 96. The bottom bracket featured an all Korea semi-final between Korea's #1 and #2 women with Ga Young Kim and Yu Ram Cha. The match was epic. Both women played superb with non-stop exciting jumps, kicks, powerful break shots, and awesome offensive firepower. "This match is equal to watching two top pro men playing at a high level",said world men's champion Thorsten Hohmann who was commentating on the live TV match. "Both ladies are playing at a high level. Neither wants to lose and both have a steely look of determination on their face. The shots they are making are incredible!", exclaimed Charlie Williams during the match. Kim took the first game, but Cha came back with the next runout. Kim played a good safe in the 3rd game, but Cha called the 2-Ball in


the corner pocket and made a fantastic kick shot and ran out the rest of the rack. Leading 3-1, Cha gave Kim a slim opportunity which Ga Young fully took and came back to level the score at 3-3. Cha made one costly error going for a 10-Ball combination instead of opting for a runout. She missed the combo and the tide turned again. Kim took the lead and at 5-4, Cha was able to break again and this time smacked a powerful break sending the cueball high in the air and landing perfectly in the center of the table. Pocketing a ball as well, the rack looked good for a runout to tie the match. But then the 3-Ball went 3 rails around the table and like an unlucky heat guided missile, hit the cueball perfectly to send it 3 feet away into the corner pocket. Kim ran out. Cha's next opportunity was off a safety , where Ga Young faced a jump shot with only 3 inches between her and the 1-Ball. Kim made an amazing jump just to hit the ball, and left Cha a length of the table shot on the 1-Ball, but with the cueball frozen to the 8-ball where she could only hit the top side of the white. Cha jacked up and speared the 1-ball in perfectly and made a tough cutshot next with a bridge and ran out! But a dry break next would be it for Cha. Kim was determined to get to the finals by 1% more than Cha, and she ran out and broke and ran the last rack. "The final score of 9-5 is not even close to showing how great and tight that match really was", commented Yahoo Sports writer Bob Guerrero. In the final match, China would face South Korea. China has had an army of strong top notch players, and Korea has produced perhaps not quite as many in quantity, but makes up for it in quality with gems such as Ga Young Kim, Yu Ram Cha, Yun Mi Lim, and Eun Ji Park. The finals began with Kim continuing her lightning fast pace from her last match. She took the first 3 games in a blink of an eye. In about 15 minutes, she already commanded a 4-1 lead. Chen seemed overcome with the blitz of Kim and was never really able to shake her off. Chen pocketed some nice shots, but wasn't able to control her cueball well. Kim on the other hand, looked to be in supreme confidence at the table coming with every challenging shot and executing intricate safeties and positional play. Leading eventually at 9-3, Chen was given another chance off a Kim safety. Chen made a nice carom shot off the 3-Ball sending the cueball down table off the short cushion and neatly hit the 10-Ball perfectly where she called , and pocketed it. Score was now 9-4 and the crowd cheered wildly hoping for a tighter contest. Chen then broke and ran the next making the audience hopeful for a comeback. But it was not to be, Chen made a positional error in the next rack and was forced to kick the 6-Ball. The effort was half hearted as the disappointment was apparent on her face from the earlier mistake. Kim faced the final 4 balls that stood in her way, and pocketed the first 3. As the cueball landed perfectly for the final 10Ball shot, Kim showed her first emotion in the whole event by looking up to the sky, as if to say, this is what I've been fighting for the whole week. She pocketed the final shot and clenched her fist in the air in victory! "I have improved my result from last year, so I am happy about that. I am getting closer", said Chen in the finalists speech. "I really did not practice any more than usual for the event, but I was doing a "Dancing with the Stars" TV show in Korea leading up to the World Championship, and so I was really in a happy mood. So I think my happiness and positiveness carried over to here this week", explained Kim when asked if she did anything differently this year to prepare. Ga Young Kim will enjoy a full year of reigning in women's pool most highest challenge and honor, as the World Champion of 10-Ball. Follow the ladies at http://www.facebook.com/womensworld10ball For more info email womensworld10ball@gmail.com Complete info and news visit http://www.yalin.cn/ Results and brackets can be found at www.womensworld10ball.com.

Kim puts her hand to her heart during the national anthem of South Korea


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National Juniors Pool Month By Press Release August 10, 2012 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation announces September as official Juniors Pool Month across the country. Under new direction, the nonprofit organization is reaching out to pool enthusiasts from coast to coast to help raise money for junior pool programs, including leagues, tournaments, and scholarships and pool in school programs. As the annual pool season kicks off, the BEF is challenging the industry, players, and fans to arrange and support fundraisers. “Let’s start a movement! League operators, tournament directors, and poolroom owners already raise money for their favorite charities. We’re simply asking that BEF be this month’s recipient,” said Samm Diep-Vidal, Executive Director. Fundraising campaigns will be highlighted in billiard publications, poolrooms, retailers, and social

media. Many ways people are supporting juniors pool across the nation include fundraiser tournaments, raffles, auctions, monetary and product donations, and through spreading the word about the BEF and its efforts to promote the next generation of players and fans. For more information on ways to get involved, contact Samm Diep directly at 303-6678000 or samm@billiardeducation. org. Request a donation box or download a donation banner ad from the BEF website (http://www. billiardeducation.org). The Billiard Education Foundation (billiardeducation.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that produces the annual Junior National Championships, provides scholarships for young players, sends junior players to the World Junior Championships and promotes Pool in School programs to encourage lifelong participants.


Hard Times Bellflower

from left to right: Greg Furuta, Sam Kim (T.D.), Melinda Huang (2nd) Chris McCrony (1st) Daniel Burch (3rd), Marie Lim, Mike Ozawa (Tournament Coordinator) Eddie Arreguin (Hard Times Owner). And Mr. Tad

Tad Cup 2012

Results

1st 2nd 3rd 4rd 5th-6th 7th-8th 9th-12th 13th-16th 17th-24th

Chris Mc Crony Tad Cue Melinda Huang $800 Daniel Busch $420 Branch Talley $300 Charles Pinkett, DJ Kinnee $200 Andy Chen, Reid Fleming $135 Sam De Coste, Gus Merkson, Clyde Murata, Chad Beleber $100 Brian Elwell, Francisco Villanueva, James Burden, Jordan Richard $75 Roger Haldar, Jeff Evans, $50 Barbara Lee, Valdimir M. Valencia, Joel Chin Teav Chim, Luis Rodriguez, Tim Jarvis


SCOREBOARD CHAD DEBRUYCKERE

Results from the Wpps 9 Ball Tour Stop #1 - Happy Hollow - Altoona, WI

1. Chad Debruyckere ................................................................................. $453 plus a $150 voucher towards a Viking Exact Shot shaft. 2. Gene Albrecht Jr...................................................................................... $755 3. Justin Dascher......................................................................................... $529 4. Justin Volk.............................................................................................. $424 5. Lanny Nord............................................................................................ $190 6. Lance Schofield....................................................................................... $190 7. Mike Mc Cune........................................................................................ $121 8. Jason Kasprzycki...................................................................................... $121 9. Keith Thome............................................................................................. $56 10. Scott Gunnufson..................................................................................... $56 11. Greg Day................................................................................................ $56 12. Scott Dulian............................................................................................ $56

The CUEBALL - Salem, OR The results from July 14th were 1st Elliott Lewis, 2nd Aaron Probst, 3rd Cisco Cabello The results from August 11th 1st Aaron Probst 2nd Raymond Lingenfelter 3rd Luke Thomas

From left to right is Raymond Lingenfelter 2nd place, Luke Thomas 3rd place, and Aaron Probst 1st place


PRESS RELEASES

RESULTS: Bank Pool Tournament

Red Shoes Billiards of Alsip Illinois (Chicago) hosted a BANK POOL Tournament on Saturday August 4th, 2012. This was a $500 added money, double elimination, "Race to 23 balls" event. For those of you who have never heard of a "RACE TO 23 BALLS" format, it works like this.... After the break (FULL RACK) the players play out the WHOLE first rack (keeping a total of credited balls....i.e. 8/7). The player scoring the final (15th) ball of the first rack breaks the second rack (opening break rules apply). The second FULL RACK is played out (with players keeping a running total

of credited balls). If necessary the players will play a third FULL RACK until one player reaches 23 total credited balls (which ends the match). Typically matches last from one to two hours (depending how "safe/aggressive" the players are). This was a one day (iron man) tournament. It was a FULL FIELD with the following results: 1st Brian Gregg, 2nd Darryl Abernathy, 3rd Eric Hincks, 4th Jeff Carter, 5th-6th Freddie (The Beard) Bentivegna & Jeremy Bauers, 7th-8th Neal Jacobs & Rich Meager. As usual it was a very tough field with some home town favorites being knocked out earlier than expected (i.e...Glen "Piggybanks" Rogers, Ike "The Great Ike" Runnels and Eric "The Worm" Wermes). Next in the Red Shoes Billiards Tournament schedule is ONE POCKET on Saturday September 1st, 2012.

Gould Makes Breakthrough Win By World Snooker Martin Gould won a tournament carrying ranking points for the first time by beating Stephen Maguire 4-3 in the final of UK Players Tour Championship event two at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. Londoner Gould climbed into the top 16 last season and also won the Power Snooker event, and can now add a PTC title to his snooker CV. Victory is worth Ă‚ÂŁ10,000 plus 2,000 ranking points to the 30-year-old former casino croupier. Scotland's Maguire won UKPTC1 last month and looked on course for a repeat victory when he took the first frame of the final with a break of 64. Gould hit back to win three of next four frames, compiling runs of 65 and 52 and nicking the fifth on a respotted black. Maguire won the next for 3-3 and when he fluked a red when escaping from a snooker in the decider he had the chance of a match-winning break, but could only make 41. The frame came down to the colours and Gould potted an excellent long green and added the brown and blue to win - LAST 16 Stephen Maguire 4-3 Shaun Murphy Pankaj Advani 0-4 Alan McManus Joe Perry 4-3 Michael White Nigel Bond 0-4 Mark Williams Alfie Burden 4-1 Robert Milkins Judd Trump 2-4 Ryan Day Ben Woollaston 4-1 Liang Wenbo Martin Gould 4-3 Mark Allen

the title. "It feels amazing to win a tournament with ranking points for the first time," said world No 16 Gould. "My aim now is to win some big titles. "Last week I started working with a coach called Stephen Feeney who has done a lot for the likes of Mark Davis and Stuart Bingham. He noticed a fault in the way I was sighting the ball and fixed it straight away. The improvement has been beyond my expectation and every time I was among the balls this week I felt as if I was going to clear up. "I lost a lot of close matches at the end of last season and I realise now that was because of the problem with my sighting and cue action. It feels great to know it is fixed." The Players Tour Championship is a series of ten events, four in the UK and six in Europe, with the top 24 on the final Order of Merit going through to the Grand Finals in March. They will be joined by eight players from the Asian PTC Order of Merit. The next event is Betfair European Tour 1 (the Paul Hunter Classic) from August 23-26 in Fuerth, Germany.

- QUARTER FINALS Stephen Maguire 4-1 Alan McManus Joe Perry 4-1 Mark Williams Alfie Burden 4-3 Ryan Day Ben Woollaston 2-4 Martin Gould

- Results

- SEMI FINALS Stephen Maguire 4-3 Joe Perry Alfie Burden 1-4 Martin Gould - FINAL Stephen Maguire 3-4 Martin Gould

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Stottlemeyer stops Saez By Skip Maloney - AzB Staff Brett Stottlemeyer stopped a determined, loss-side challenge by Robb Saez to win the August 11-12 stop on the Action Pool Tour. Saez won three double hill matches (and two others) on the loss side for the right to face Stottlemeyer, and won the opening set of the true double elimination final. Stottlemeyer fought back in the second set to chalk up the "W." The event drew 63 entrants to VIP Billiards in Catonsville, MD. Stottlemeyer gave up only four racks in his first two matches, and survived a double hill battle against Larry Kressel in the third round. He faced Mike Davis in one of the winners' side semifinals. Tour points leader,Brian Deska, in the meantime, who had just survived a double hill battle against Saez, squared off againstShaun Wilkie. Stottlemeyer sent Davis west 8-5, as Deska downed Wilkie 8-6. Stottlemeyer got into the hot seat with an 8-4 victory over Deska, which sent him (Deska) to a semifinal re-match against Saez. Saez, in the meantime, began his five-match journey back to the finals with his first of three double hill victories; over Brandon Shuff. He moved on to defeat Rich Glasscock 6-2, and picked up Davis, coming over from the winners' side final four. Wilkie picked up Joe Cataldi, who'd defeated Larry Kressel and Shawn Toni, both 6-3.

Saez chalked up his second double hill win, this time over Davis, and in the quarterfinals faced Wilkie, who'd ended Cataldi's day with a 6-1 victory. Wilkie came within a rack of forcing Saez into his third double hill match on the loss side, but Saez closed the match out at 6-4 and turned for a re-match against Deska in the semifinals. For the third and final time, Saez locked up in a double hill match. The semifinal, 6-5 victory over Deska gave him a shot at Stottlemeyer in the hot seat. He took advantage of momentum to take the first set of the true double elimination final 8-6. Stottlemeyer, though, fought back in the second set, and won it 6-4 to secure the event title. With only one point-bearing event to go on the Action Pool Tour's season (the finale, set for September 8-9 at Big Daddy's Billiards in Glen Burnie, MD), Stottlemeyer's victory edged him closer to the top of the tour rankings. He remained behind the leaders, Brian Deska, Brandon Shuff and tour director Ozzy Reynolds, but pulled within striking distance of Reynolds. Deska, in the meantime, finishing third, solidified his top tour ranking, making him almost (but not quite) uncatchable (by Brandon Shuff in second place) as the season finale approaches.

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