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Professor-Q-Ball’s Rack for October/November 2013 Issue 5 • Vol XIV ☜Olhausen World Tournament

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Thorsten Hohmann 3rd win Appleton has Perfect 200 Run

Steinway Classic Van Boening takes Title Davis Wins Ginky Memorial Open

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☜APA National Team Championships

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WPBA New Director of Tour Events

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WPBA Tiger SMART Tour

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APA Mourns passing of Co-Founder

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Strickland Wins Turning Stone

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J.O.B. Seniors

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☜Vounteer State Championships at J.O.B.

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Pool Instructional… Force Follow with English…Tom Ross What Would a Sucker Do?…Jacqueline Karol Off the Points…Robert Byrne A Shot is a Shot… is a Shot… is a Shot! …Tom Rossman How to Choke…The Monk One Rail Draw Shot…Steve Markle Becoming the Player You Want to Be…Tom Simpson Bar Box 8-Ball…Marty Kaczmarowski DPM Universal Pocket & Carom Billiard Systems # 69… by Darrel Martineau Departments …

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Thorsten Three Times: Hohmann Wins Olhausen World Tournament 14.1

photos by Joseph Ratke

Venue above, Hohmann with competitors left

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horsten Hohmann has become the first player to win the World Tournament 14.1 3x in this century. New York, New York Germany is once more back on top of straight pool with Thorsten Hohmann claiming the crown of World Tournament champion once more. The Fulda native defeated England’s Darren Appleton to claim the title a record three times, more than anyone in 50 years. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak brought another globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th24th, 2013. Live stream broadcast was provided by www.insidepool.tv . Through additional support from such

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sponsors such as Olhausen Tables, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, and now FURY Cues, the absolute best pool players from around the world arrived on the birth country of 14.1 once more to attend this prestigious event. All to vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world. Standing room only as every seat for the finals was taken. The finals started with Hohmann taking first blood with a 42 ball run. Ap-

pleton came back and tied the match. Both players had blowout leads in their previous semi-finals matches, but it could be seen early on the mental fatigue was setting in. Hohmann would take the lead back at 134 to 52 before missing an open shot. Appleton made a nice 50 ball run but was stuck later and tried a difficult combination involving 3 balls. He missed the shot leaving at 115 balls. But amazingly Hohmann ran only 3 balls before committing a out of the sky foul when he double hit the cueball to the gasp of the audience. Appleton ran a short run however before relinquishing the table back to Hohmann with both players needing under 70 balls for the championship. Hohmann could only muster another rack and a half though before he scratched on his break shot off the stack


Dynamite! Appleton Breaks World Record with Perfect 200 Run Appleton shatters all previous high runs in in the history of the sport.

Thorsten Hohmann at the table and hit the side rail and crossed to the other side pocket. However, Appleton ran till he needed 36 balls and again missed. He had the option to take an intentional foul because he forgot that Hohmann was on a foul first. Needing 18 balls for the win, Thorsten ran to 196 and had a great break shot lined up. But after making it, he made the next ball and overran position and was stuck in the pile with only needing 2 balls at 198. He studied the table for awhile, and eyed a 1ball for some time. It looked as if Appleton may have one more chance, but Hohmann made the 1ball and the next shot to complete his journey to the title once more. Hohmann had only 1 loss in the event during the round robin to Earl Herring, and had made a total of 1650 balls. “I’m so happy right now to win this again. It’s been an incredible two weeks and playing 14.1. It’s my first time to win in the capitol of straight pool, New York City which has the greatest 14.1 fans in the world”, said an elated Hohmann. “I’m a little sick now from losing especially after my strong performances earlier. But Thorsten is a great champion and winning this three times is an incredible achievement. But second sucks!”, said Appleton to the laughter of the audience in the after finals speech.

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arren Appleton of the United Kingdom has done something no player has done in the 102 years of pocket billiards championships. Appleton on his first opening offensive inning ran a perfect 200 point game. This put him in the record books with a 200 to 1 score over Filipino world champ Francisco Bustamante. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak have brought another globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19th24th,2013. Bustamante made his first offensive attempt on a long distance ball but was then stuck with no easy shot next. He went for a tough combo and missed leaving the rack open for Appleton. Francisco would never leave his seat again. For the next 1 hour and 40 minutes Appleton ran rack after rack in precision. Eventually he broke the World Tournament record of 73 events with a 175 which was previously held by Thorsten Hohmann. And then he broke the all time record at any major at 183 which was set at a old US Open 14.1 by Joe Procita. As the audience cheered and the pressure mounted ball by ball, the steely nerved Appleton never slowed down. He eventually hit the final breakshot and made 2 more

balls to make a perfect 2 century run and win the match at 200 points which he left the table unfinished without a miss. “I’ve been telling my friends for days now that after watching Appleton play many matches, he really plays the right way. He plays great patterns and comes with the tough shots when he has to as well”, commented John Schmidt, 2012 World Tournament 14.1 Champion. Appleton was all smiles when he broke record after record. “I really didn’t know what the record was until they announced it during the run. I was just wanting to get to 170. But I was pretty happy when I heard I broke the World Tournament record. It feels really good”, said Appleton. When asked when did he feel he could get the 200 balls Darren answered,”When I ran 80 I felt that I could do it because I felt really good the way I was hitting the balls.” Appleton actually ran a 150 unfinished in practice before the match today in warm-ups. When asked what has motivated him so much during the run he answered,” My fiance Angie reminded me we have a big wedding bill to pay soon!” he laughs. “I would have continued my run if we had 2-3 hours before the finals.” Appleton left his run unfinished and Bustamante humorously swiped all the balls after his run in any case. October/November PQB 7


Van Boening Tames a Restless Earl Strickland to take 2nd Annual Steinway Classic by Skip Maloney AzB Staff

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he build-up to the finals of the 2nd Annual Steinway Classic was all about Earl Strickland. The final match, though, was all about Shane Van Boening, who completed an undefeated run with a victory over the Pearl to capture the event title. The $7,000-added event, held under the auspices of the Predator Tour, drew 49 entrants to Steinway Billiards in Astoria, Queens, NY. By the time this event had worked its way down to the final 12 players, it seemed pretty clear that the winner was going to emerge from among the winners’ side final four. On the loss side, only Darren Appleton, Warren Kiamco and Mike Davis seemed to be in a position to come back and challenge Van Boening in the hot seat. From among the winners’ side final Earl, Manny, and Shane eight, Van Boening sent Oliver Ortmann west, while Shaun Wilkie, Jayson Shaw and Earl the Pearl did likewise to Stephan Cohen, Appleton, and Kiamco, respectively. This left Wilkie against the South Dakota Kid in one winners’ side semifinal, with Strickland and Kiamco in the other. Van Boening made short work of Wilkie 9-3, while Shaw was busy defeating Strickland 9-6. Van Boening made even shorter work of Shaw in the hot seat match, 9-2, sending him to what would turn out to be something of a fireworks semifinal against Strickland. Strickland moved to the loss side and picked up Ortmann, who, after his defeat at the hands of Van Boening, got by Mike Davis 9-5 and Cohen 9-7. Kiamco, sent over by Strickland, defeated Ralph Eckert 9-2 (Eckert had just ousted Mike Dechaine), and Appleton 9-5 to draw Wilkie. Strickland and Kiamco moved into a quarterfinal re-match with identical 9-4 wins over Ortmann and Wilkie. Strickland was, at this point, clearly on some kind of mission, a phenomenon that can be identified by increasing commentary, and a tendency to distract his opponents. He distracted Kiamco enough to get out in front by five games in the quarterfinals, but the generally unflappable Kiamco methodically fought his way back to double hill, before he hooked himself badly, leaving Strickland a clear table. Strickland took advantage and defeated Kiamco a second time 9-8. Like many players familiar with Strickland’s style of in-game communications with everybody in the arena, including himself, Shaw opted for headsets as he faced off

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Jason Shaw Photo’s by Joesph Ratke


against the Pearl in the semifinals. The two battled back and forth, with numerous lead changes and ties, until, tied at 13, the ‘shuffle’ function on Shaw’s MP3 player stopped playing music and Earl’s internal/external monologues were being heard. Shaw reacted and responded negatively to something Strickland said, which is generally a bad idea, and Strickland suddenly announced that he didn’t want to play anymore. They continued to exchange words, with Earl being Earl, and Shaw trying to stay focused. In the 27th rack, Shaw, with a discernible path through to the 10-Ball, lined up for a clear shot at the 5-ball, and rattled it in the hole. Strickland finished the rack to reach the hill first. Strickland broke dry, but left Shaw with a low-percentage jump shot on the 1-ball. Shaw jumped and sunk that ball, but scratched and Earl ran out to finish it. Shaw, with his jump cue still in his hand, snapped it in two and threw it onto the floor. Later, as he stepped into the InsidePool/NYC Grind broadcast booth, where Johnny Archer was holding forth, Archer asked him, “Would you like to buy a jump cue?”

The final matches were far less dramatic, because Van Boening was far less dramatic, going about his pink-shirt business with remarkable poise and unmatched shot-making. The two battled back and forth to a 3-3 tie, at which point, Van Boening took command and chalked up five straight. Strickland won the 12th rack, but by this time, with the outcome in five-racks-down jeopardy, Earl was starting to perform. He wins the 12th and 13th, but watches as Shane, in rack 14, shoots a ball long, corner to corner, while draw on the cue ball, backs it up and sinks the 10 (he’d called it) to give him a fourgame lead again at 9-5. Strickland comes back to win the next, making it 9-6, but Van Boening comes back, too, for a 10-6 lead. Van Boening wins another to re-establish a five-game lead at 11-6. Strickland wins five of the next six games to pull within one at 1211, but it’s the last rack he’ll win. Shane wins the three straight necessary to complete the journey to 15, breaking and running the final two racks to become the 2nd Steinway Classic champion.

Iron Mike” Davis Rebounds to Win The 3rd Annual Ginky Memorial Open by Alison Fischer Nygrind staff

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n Labor Day weekend 2013 (August 31-September 2), players from around the U.S., along with top international touring pros, came together to remember NYC’s George “Ginky” SanSouci and compete for the title named after him. The event was held at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY. Final Match The battle for the Ginky Memorial title was played out in a rematch between Mike Davis and Dennis Hatch, but this time it would be a single race to fifteen. After Davis broke dry in the opening rack, Hatch struck first blood, and won the first two racks of the match. A couple errors were made by both players in the third rack, but Davis came out on top, then broke and ran out to tie at 2-2. A scratch on the 8 by Hatch would give the lead to Davis at 3-2, and would cost him two more games, as Davis broke and ran two and went up 5-2. Mike Davis would retain control throughout the rest of the match, and played with a cool and confident demeanor. While both players struggled with making a ball on the break, Davis maintained more consistency. At a key point in the match, Davis had given Hatch an opportunity to get his foot in the door with the score at 11-8, after he surprisingly missed the 9

Winner Mike Davis in the side. At 11-9, Hatch had his first successful break in many games, and ran out the rack to get within one. With a chance to tie the match for the first time since 2-2, Hatch turned the table back over to Davis after a scratch on the break…and instead of 11-11, Davis made an early 4/10 combination to lead 12-10. Davis broke and ran the next rack to widen the gap at 13-10…and although he broke dry in the next rack, Hatch missed his opening shot on the 1 in the side, and Davis got a second chance and ran out to get on the hill. The next break would also be unsuccessful for Davis, and Hatch put the score at 14-11. However, Hatch returned the favor in the next rack, and Mike Davis ran out the last needed game to win the match at 15-11, becoming the 3rd Ginky Memorial Champion. Top Finishers & Payouts 1st: Mike Davis – $2,300 2nd: Dennis Hatch – $1,500 3rd: Tom D’Alfonso – $1,000 4th: Earl Strickland – $750

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Force Follow with English by Tom Ross Contributing Writer

Be careful what you ask for,” people say, “because you just might get it.” Strange advice perhaps since we shouldn’t make requests for things we don’t really want, but sometimes we should take a moment to consider exactly how we word those requests. In pool, we devote considerable time to learning position play only to discover that, once in a while, we do it too well. Occasionally, in lingering dreams, I shoot one straight-in shot after another endlessly—or at least until the phone rings. In reality however, sometimes I land too straight on a ball when a cut angle is required for easy position. And completing the rack from such nice position can be difficult. A typical problem that arises from landing so close to straight-in on a shot is shown in the illustration. Ideally, in this situation, the cue ball would have come to rest near the X for easy, one-rail shape through the center of the table to the 9-ball. Instead, the shot has a slight cut angle to the right, which demands force-follow with right-hand english out of the corner to move the cue ball to the other end of the table along the dottedline path. Before discussing the shot itself let’s spend a moment to distinguish how we wind up with the kind of position that calls for force-follow with english. Most commonly, when we play well, we begin performing with very little thought, often referred to as “being in the zone.” While in that zone it’s easy to look at the next ball and automatically move the cue ball to great position for it. In a situation like the one diagrammed, it’s very easy to glance at the 8 and, without thinking, send the cue ball into the best spot to pocket it easily. Also, if the shot

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on the 7 ball lies at the other end of the table, it’s very easy, in that glance at the 8 ball, to misjudge its distance from the short rail. Usually a ball that we view from the other end of the table looks closer to an end rail than it really is. In

any case, it’s a good policy to walk down, take a careful look at the next ball and make a definite position choice before shooting the ball that precedes it. Regardless of how we wind up with shots like the one in the diagram, they will come up, and we must know how to handle them. The most common error on this type of shot is shooting too hard. In order to move the cue ball along the required position track, the shot must be struck with a very long and smooth follow stroke. Adding extra speed makes it difficult to follow the cue ball to hit the short rail close enough to the corner and move it along the dotted-line path. When billiard players coach someone on

a shot like this, they typically say, “Keep your tip on the cue ball.” Applying speed to a follow shot invites adding punch, or extra acceleration toward the end of the stroke, which will make the cue ball bounce left off the 8 ball instead of following forward. To practice the shot, set it up as shown with a slight cut angle to the right on the 8 ball. Place an object ball on the rail where you see the dotted-outlined ball in the diagram and make sure that your cue ball hits the short rail inside that ball. Most important is your stroke, which must be smooth—almost lazy. Now, with a high, right hit on the cue ball, practice spinning it out of the corner, softly at first, perhaps only as far as point Y. Add speed gradually while still following the cue ball forward. If the cue ball hits the ball that you placed on the rail, the extra speed is bringing punch to the stroke. Also, learn to play this shot with maximum right-hand english to move the cue ball to the other end of the table. On some shots that require english, it’s often best to use maximum english, which may add more difficulty to the shot. But the trade off is that we can hit the shot with a lot less speed because the spin works to move the cue ball off of the cushions. In other words, as long as the shot requires english, why not load it up so that we don’t have to hit it too hard? It’s hard to imagine getting too much of what we want, and for pool players, harder still to imagine too much good position. It will happen occasionally though, and when it does, the forcefollow shot with english may be the only technique that will keep a dream from becoming a nightmare.


APA Hosts World’s Largest Pool Tournament In Las Vegas More than $1 Million in Prize Money Awarded at 33rd

Open 9ball Team MAFIA

Annual National Team Championships

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he world’s largest pool tournament returned to Las Vegas in mid-August as thousands of amateur Open 8 ballpoolplayers competed for more than $1 Gaters Million in prize money! More than 2,100 8-Ball, 9Ball, Doubles and Masters teams made their way to Sin City to compete, Aug. 15-24. In the 8-Ball Open Division, the Gators of Shreveport, La., defeated We Keeps It Real of Trenton, N.J., 3-0 in the finals to take home $25,000 in cash and the championship title. As Runners-Up, We Keeps It Real received $15,000 in prize money. In the finals of the Ladies 8-Ball Division, it was Boobie Trap of Gambrills, Md., defeating St. Kitt’s Chicks of Burlington, Ont., 3-1 to win $10,000 in 1st Place prize money. As Runners-Up, St. Kitts Chicks received $5,000 in cash. Open 8 Doubles All teams in the 8-Ball Sharpshooters Championships squared-off in a modified single-elimination format that ensured each team played at least twice before elimination. All 8-Ball Open Division teams automatically received $350 in national qualifier money, and the top 8 teams won at least $5,000. In the 8-Ball Ladies Division, all teams automatically earned $350 national qualifier money, with the top 8 teams winning at least $1,000. The Open Division began play on Aug. 18 and concluded on Aug. 24. The Ladies Division of the tournament started on Aug. 15 and concluded on Aug. 18. In 9-Ball Open National Championship action, it was Pool Mafia of Lake Worth, Fla., beating Gilbert’s Bar & Grill of Louisville, Ky., 63-37 in the finals. Pool Mafia took home $15,000 in 1st Place prize money. As Runners-Up, Gilbert’s Bar & Grill received $7,000 in cash. Open 9-ball Doubles The 9-Ball Open National Championship was held Aug. 15Fobia 19, with each team competing in a modified single-elimination 12 PQB October/November

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What Would a Sucker Do?

If you look around the room and don’t see any suckers…. YOU are the sucker! by Jacqueline Karol • House Pro at Oasis Bar & Grill, Chico Ca., League Operator & Tournament Director • www.BilliardsBootCamp.com

Great Trick Shot

Watch Jackie hit the blue 2-ball, pocket the yellow 1-ball in the side, make the 2-ball in the corner, and send the cue ball 3 rails to pocket the 8-ball in the corner!!

How to set up this trick shot:

Make sure the 1 is touching the rail and the 2ball is touching the 1. Tap the balls down with another ball to make little divots in the cloth for the balls to set. Put the cue ball about 1 foot directly behind where the 1-ball and 2-ball make contact, and then place the 8-ball in the jaws of the corner pocket. Use high left (11 o’clock) on the cue ball and hit about ¼ of the 2-Ball on the right hand side with medium speed. You want the cue ball to hit the first rail around the middle diamond as shown in this diagram.

WPBA Appoints New Director of Tour Events Bayfield, CO - Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA www.wpba.com ) announced today the addition of Rich Sacco as Director of Tour Events. Mr. Sacco joined the organization to further develop the WPBA Tour and expand its sponsorship base.

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Rich was formerly the President/Owner of Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ from 1991 to 2003, directly involved in all aspects of the business. He led the way to the success of Castle Billiards, increasing food and beverage sales, building the customer base through corporate parties, growing billiard league competition, as well as various other marketing ideas. Castle was a sponsor of several WPBA pros and held qualifiers for the organization which became the footprint for the WPBA State Championship program. Rich was one of the few that were able to obtain corporate sponsorship for billiard events. Rich is a former (retired) executive from Verizon Wireless, with a long career that included the responsibility of a 20 million dollar budget.


Off the Points

by Robert Byrne From “Byrne’s Complete Book of Pool Shots” with permission At the top, the position of the 1-ball and the cue ball allows for an unusual safety pattern. Hit the 1-ball first, then the pocket point, and the cueball will rebound to the right end of the table. This move can be considered whenever you are confident that you can get a precise enough hit to carom the cueball into the point without scratching. At the bottom, you don’t have to thin cut the 6-ball to make it. You can double kiss it into the side. Because of the double kiss, the cue ball goes to the left end of the table for position.

A Shot is a Shot… is a Shot… is a Shot! by Tom Rossman • drcue@artisticpool.org Contributing Writer

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he perspective of how difficult a shot is and how a player approaches it often lies in prior episodes of success or failure to similar challenges. Some players surrender to the shot and appear to “hit a ball hard and hope a pocket gets in the way”, while others take a more technical route, providing a more tried and true remedy for victory. Over the years I have heard numerous opposing views on specific shots; therefore, I would like to list a few “Dr. Cueisms” that you might keep in mind, which will ultimately help you attain greater satisfaction for the shot objective in mind.

The second principle to shot success is knowing that EVERY “straight” shot SHOULD BE a straight shot, and that EVERY “crooked” shot IS a crooked shot. I am not referring here to a “straight in shot” versus a “cut shot”, but rather the “straight swing” nature of the cue in that whatever plane the cue starts on, it should indeed finish on that same plane. In other words, no dipping / diving and no twisting / turning of the natural rotor motions of the wrist / arm should exist which might cause a distorted cue movement through the cue ball. This principle holds true for level, jump, or masse plane shots. Remember to shoot the cue down a straight line and let the cue ball get in the way of the tip and let the object ball get in the way of the cue ball. Focus on the concept of “straight alignment” and “straight stroke” in 100% focus mode and the cue stick will “flow straight” for consistent shot success!!

First and foremost, it is paramount to implant a very positive affirmation in one’s mind before any shot is taken. In 1985 I returned to the game after a one-year hiatus. The first thing I did was to convince myself that “every shot in pool was my favorite shot”, regardless of the analytical impression normally perceived of some shots. I did this by mentally repeating to myself before EVERY shot that “it was my favorite shot” and A final perception to work on is that EVERY long shot is a that I would execute it with a positive attitude and conviction “short shot in disguise”. A dedicated time of “practice” walking of heart. Every shot was just another shot with balls rolling back from the table about 10 – 20 feet to view what you have and making a gentle and joyful click in the process. I have always thought of as a “long shot” will produce wonders for practiced this “favorite shot” principle in my brain over and your mental approach to shots of this type. I have discovered over again for over 25 years now, and to such an extent that that taking this “long distance” approach often makes every shots which would otherwise make no sense or suggest success “long” shot seem “short” and makes “short” shots even “shorter”. have become shots that I look forward to. Expecting a “joy from the shot” is a wonderful “key of success” for me. Practice the above mental and physical exercises and watch your game go the next level and beyond. Enjoy the roll, always! October/November PQB 15


How to Choke

by “The Monk” 413 345-0496 timiller7872@gmail.com Contributing Writer • www.monkbilliardacademy.net

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hoking shows up in all sports, drives you to choke. even teams choke. And there is no cure. Everyone will choke at How do you stop choking? I will be one time or another. The overall cause of doing a workshop in Greensboro North choking is because a player is not comCarolina at Gate City Billiards on fortable when he reaches the position to win the match. It There is a specific way to shoot that is not a familiar place to them.

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Many players will reach the final eight or the final four and continue to lose week after week in that spot. They get frustrated and almost expect to lose. The stroke, minus the interference, equals the shot. So they approach these games and are hesitant to deliver the one hundred per cent needed on all shots. They experience fear and this is the interference that affects their shot. You see this all the time in golf. It takes many second place finishes to finally reach first. For the longest time I could not run four racks. On the fourth rack I most often jumped the cue ball off the table on the break. I would do something to stop my run. Finally, I closed my eyes on the break stroke and used the break I have mastered after years of training. This broke that cycle. What is firmly established in your mind will control your actions. You must break the mindset that

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the stroke and shoot the shot. Give up your preoccupation with results. The best way to do this is to reach the level where you have absolutely no excuse for why you failed. If you fail on a shot, or in a game, match or tournament, shot. offer no excuse. Accept it and sure you deliver the winning stroke move on. Once it is over, it is gone, does not exist. It only on all shots. exists after it is over when you make excuses. After three days October 8th, 9th, & 10th. I will tell all with me in a workshop your choking my students how to approach each shot days are over. Learn to focus on what the as one shot. Most of the shots can be shot is in front of you and you will identified through my training graphics. deliver the winning stroke. And the technique on shooting the shot is part of the training. In other words, May all the rolls go your way until we you are to go through the same pre shot meet in the finals. routine on all shots. This is how you Any questions, you can reach me at prepare to deliver the stroke. When you 413 345-0496 prepare, go through the steps and you timiller7872@gmail.com will not think about choking. You only think about the shot you face. If you react to choking which is to focus on not choking you are giving choking too much attention. Use the shot identity I teach. It is a shot. There is a specific way to shoot that shot. Make sure you deliver the winning stroke on all shots. Always remember, see the shot, know

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One Rail Draw Shot

by Steve Markle, Ranked 6th Contributing Writer • SteveMarklePool.com

Here is a shot that I play every year during Tom “Dr Cue” Rossman’s Artistic Cup event. Even if you prefer not to perform trick shots this one may help you out once you are comfortable with your draw shot. The object is to pocket “C” ball, draw the cue ball back one rail, and pocket “A” ball. Start of by placing “C” ball on the diamond intersection line as diagrammed. Next place a ball in the jaw of Pocket “A”. Your cue ball must be placed behind “X” line. I suggest that you place it directly in a straight line with “C” ball and rely only on the english to successfully make “A” ball. Start off by putting 5:00 on the cue ball. If it plays short try 4:30. If it plays long try 5:30. Be sure to keep your cue level. Enjoy this great shot!

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APA from 12 format that ensured each team played at least twice before elimination. All national qualifiers received a minimum of $350, with the top 8 teams winning at least $2,000. After winning their divisions in weekly APA 8-Ball and 9Ball League play and then placing in Local Team Championships throughout the United States, Canada and Japan, 713 Open 8-Ball, 438 Open 9-Ball, and 62 Ladies 8-Ball teams, all consisting of five to eight players, qualified to compete in the 2013 National Team Championships. In the Open 8-Ball Doubles Championship, it was Sharpshooters of St. Martinsville, La., winning $6,500 in the finals with a victory over The Incredibles of Falls Church, Va. The Incredibles received $4,000 as Runner-Up in the 384-team event. The finals of the Masters Championship event featured Wolf Pack of Hatboro, Pa., defeating EZ Pass of Humble, Texas. Wolf Pack took home $10,000 in 1st Place prize money, while EZ Pass received $5,000 as Runner-Up in the 250-team event. In the Open 9-Ball Doubles Championship, Fobia of Minneapolis, Minn., defeated Come Get Some of North Wales, Pa. Fobia took home a 1st Place prize of $5,000 and the championship trophy, while Come Get Some walked away with

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$3,000 in prize money. In addition, the APA conducted nearly round-the-clock MiniMania tournaments, which took place daily and were open to all APA members. The MiniMania tournaments offered multiple formats with 100% prize money payback that awarded nearly $250,000. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, with leagues throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9 Ball League play. The APA is recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. The APA produces three major tournaments each year— the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out more than $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually! The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg. For more information on the National Team Championships, visit the official APA website at www.poolplayers.com. October/November PQB 17


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iger SMART September tour stop was hosted by 150 N Out, owned by Janice Toth, in Mooresville, NC. Janice, a longtime supporter of women's pool was presented with a Certificate of Dedication to the Promotion of Women's Pool. Tiger SMART and all of women's pool thank Janice Toth for her on-going efforts on their behalf. The Classic II welcomed new players Lisa Carver, Tammy Holland, Erin Watts, and Holly Sholes to Tiger SMART. Lisa and Tammy finished 9-12th while Erin Watts made it to 5th-6th in her first event. Carolina Classic I Champion, Lisa Cossette battled with Marianne Merrill in a thrilling 7-5 win for Marianne to make it to the winner's bracket final to meet Belinda Calhoun who had victories over Cheryl Pritchard 7-1; and Holly Sholes 7-5. Meanwhile on the one loss side, Rebecca Lindsay showed major improvement since her first outing in June to finish with Heather Lakatos in 7th-8th. Cheryl Pritchard defeated Lakatos 7-2 before falling to Lisa Cossette 7-3 landing her in a solid 5th-6th. On Sunday, after an awesome church service held in the pool room, play began at 12pm with 4 players returning; Lisa Cossette and Holly Sholes on the one-loss side and Marianne Merrill and Belinda Calhoun for the hot seat. It was Calhoun winning that match 7-1 who would be waiting for the final. Holly Sholes had defeated Erin Watts 7-6 with a long rail bank on the 9 to make it to Sunday. Holly continued her winning streak with wins over Lisa Cossette 7-1, Marianne Merrill 7-4 and Belinda Calhoun 9-4 to take the title. Congratulations to Holly Sholes on an excellent tournament. Many thanks from all the members of Tiger SMART to Tiger Products, Aramith, Simonis, Pool and Billiard Magazine, and Billiard's Digest for their sponsorship and support. Tiger SMART is working on holding a Pink Out in October for breast cancer awareness. Watch for details. To see more information about our Regional Tours please visit our Regional Tour Section for List of WPBA Sanction Regional Tours and upcoming events!

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Becoming the Player You Want to Be by Tom Simpson, Master Instructor • PoolClinics.com Contributing Writer

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hat kind of player do you really want to be? Be honest with yourself. Not everyone wants to be a pro. Not everyone wants to gamble. Not everyone wants the pressure of being the best in their poolroom or their league or their town. Not everyone could anyway.

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heads in disgust, they mumble something like “I used to play a lot better than this…” Some become so humiliated, they quit playing. The disparity between the player they think they are (or want to be) and the player who keeps showing up is just too great. And this goes on at every level!

thing more. To get what you’ve never had, you must do things you’ve never done. For example: Practice more, practice your weakest skills, actually study some books, take a lesson, compete against better players, give every shot your best shot, whatever it takes. What’s holding you back? Change! Do whatever you require of yourself, so you know you “deserve” that level. Give yourself permission to be that player who plays with dignity – that player you want to be.

Mostly, we tend to view our pool What matters to you as a player? How do you get pleasure or satisfaction or no- playing abilities as they were on our very toriety from the game? What’s rewarding best day. Unfortunately, our best day is not going to happen every day. Strugabout the game – for you? Some players gling with this difficult game, maybe it’s enjoy the social aspects of playing a fun the joy of our best day – those moments game with friends. Others like competiof confidence, of clarity, of greatness – tion, measuring themselves against the We each have to take responsibility for that keeps us coming back. fierce yardstick of winning and losing. our personal development as players. We Some love the endless challenge of the can get only so far with our athphysical precision and intense letic ability and a haphazard or focus required to play well. For non-existent approach to We each have to take responsibility for certain players, it’s about pergetting better. The players who our personal development as players. formance under pressure, about rise to higher levels of play are the sweet satisfaction that comes not “naturals” or “lucky.” It While each individual player may have really mattered to them. They took rewith excellence. We all have some untheir own mix of underlying needs, I derlying needs we’re trying to meet sponsibility and did the work. They paid think it’s safe to say we all want to play through pool. whatever the price was for them. They with less pain & humiliation and more took conscious action, and persevered. pleasure & gratification. We want to play Many players train or come to pool with dignity. Accordingly, we’ll have to school with a goal. They want to raise Some players rise through the ranks, get clear on the player we want to be and while most get stuck. Some are motitheir skill level rating in their league, they want to beat their thinks-he-knows- take real steps toward that. vated to take action, while others are everything buddy, or they hope to comfortable where they are. “One either What do you want out of billiards? somehow break through to a new level. rides out to meet their destiny, or they How well do you “need” to play to be OK are consumed by the stampede of fate.” They want to feel better about their with yourself? What’s gratifying, and game. Welcome to pool. what makes you happy to be in pool? What could you achieve, given the In pool leagues, in tournaments, in reality of your current level, experience, poolrooms everywhere, the player pecking order becomes established and is knowledge, athletic ability, and tenacity? For the latest Event News Vividly imagine what that looks like and constantly contested and adjusted. www.pr ofessor qball.com Where you currently are in that pecking feels like, and decide to be that player, order is often a highly important compo- starting right now. nent of your self-esteem. Countless Obviously, whatever you’ve been doing players are continually embarrassed by until now has not quite done it. You’ll their belief that they are not playing at have to do something different, somethe level they “deserve.” Shaking their 22 PQB October/November


Bar Box 8-Ball

By: Marty Kaczmarowski, APA 7 Contibuting Writer

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n memoriam to my dear mentor Robert Hempel, I would like to share his favorite practice drill with you.

When you get to rack with numerous balls close to one end of the table and you need precise cue ball movements to run out, this is the gem that will make you a run out monster. Simply place an object ball on the foot spot and shoot it in with ball-in-hand, drawing back for position on the foot spot again where you will place another object ball. You are allowed to shoot the spotted ball into any pocket. Keep count as to how many times you can keep making a ball placed on the foot spot while leaving the cue ball just where it landed from the previous shot. I’ve seen really good players mess up before 10 balls pocketed. My high remains at 87. Try it. Master it. Work hard. If your concentration lapses even for a moment; this drill will stump you.

APA Family Mourns the Passing of Co-Founder and Billiard Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart The APA network is sad to report the passing of APA Co-Founder and Billiard Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart. Hubbart, passed away on August 22 at his home after a long battle with various health issues. Hubbart leaves behind his wife, Nancy, six children, eight grandchildren and countless family and friends. Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Hubbart was one of the top professional poolplayers of his era during the late 70s and early 80s, winning numerous titles including the 1976 U.S. Open 8-Ball Championship, 1977 World 9-Ball Championship and the 1979 World 8-Ball Championship. He will best be remembered however for bringing countless amateurs to the sport of pool through the APA Leagues. In the late 70s, Hubbart teamed with partner Terry Bell, to establish the vision for the APA Pool Leagues. That vision lead to an organization that today boasts more than a quarter-million active members and hosts the world’s largest pool tournament. “We’re all extremely saddened by Larry’s passing. He was a great man who was dedicated to his family, his business and to the sport of pool. Larry fought a very courageous battle the past few years, and we hope he has finally found some peace. Our prayers go out to Nancy and the entire Hubbart family,” said APA President Renee Lyle. Hubbart’s last public appearance came in October 2010, when he and Bell were inducted in into the Billiard Hall of Fame. It was perhaps the crowning achievement for a life devoted to the sport of pool. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9 Ball League play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. October/November PQB 23


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Marti Tracy Memorial USBA Tour B/C

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of 9). The only local player in the “B” finals, he Medford Elks Lodge once again Joe Brisson, finished in 6th place. hosted the Marti Tracy Memorial 3In the “C” finals young Pablo Flores of San Cushion Billiard Tour Tournament for B and C players. The event took place July 26- Jose, California finished first; he also had the high run with an 8. Local Marc Smith finished 28, 2013 and was a huge success. in 2nd place; he needed but one point in his We had 39 players sign up for this event – last game or he would have been first. Another 21 “B” players and 18 “C” players, The “B” players were divided into three, 7-man groups; local, Mark Williams, was tied with Marc but lost out on points. And yet another local, the “C” players were divided into three, 6man groups. Round-robin was played for both Alfred Wenzl was tied with San Diego, California native Bill Wood in wins. Mr. Wenzl won groups and the top two players were sent to out on points for 4th place putting Mr. Wood the 6-man round-robin finals. in 5th. Stockton, California resident Vic Lee We played two final rounds on Saturday night and three final rounds on Sunday finish- rounded out the “C” division in 6th place. Everyone had a very good time in HOT ing around 3:00 PM. The awards were preMedford, Oregon (over 100 degrees almost sented at that time. every day!). We especially want to thank the Because of the generosity of many people Medford Elks Lodge for their hospitality and we were able to garner $3050 in donations. We had $1525 donated by the USBA and had for allowing us the use of their facility. Ashley, you cutie-pie, thanks for taking care of all us $3960 in entry fees for a total of $8535. We men at the bar. then deducted for the USBA and for the Medford Elks Lodge leaving us with a total of Prize Fund Distribution “B” Prize Fund = $4650 $7755 in prize money. $1740 Since the “B” entry fee was $120 and the “C” 1 2 $1280 entry fee was $80 the prize money was split $860 60% for the “B” and 40% for the “C” divisions. 3 4 $430 The total prize fund distribution is listed 5 $120 below. $120 Homero Landa of Redwood City, California 6 $100 won the “B” division with an unbeaten record HR in the finals. Francisco Bautisto, also of “C” Prize Fund = $3105 Redwood City, and Mark Hansen of Sacra$1165 mento, California tied for 2nd on wins but Mr. 1 2 $850 Bautista had 3 more points so he was given 3 $545 2nd place and Mark was given 3rd. Hard on 4 $285 their heels were Eduardo Avila of San Jose, 5 $80 California and USBA SW Director Raye $80 Raskin. They also tied on wins but Mr. Avila 6 HR $100 had more points so he finished 4th and Mr. Raskin fifth. (Mr Avila also had the high run


President’s Desk

3rd Harry Pena, 5th Mazin Shooni, 8th Jim Shovak, 1st Sonny Cho, 2nd Hugo Patino, 6th Gilbert Najm, 4th Miguel Torres, 7th Joe Deamato not shown.

Sonny Cho Takes It All at Amazin Billiards

Amazin Billiards in Malden, MA hosted a USBA TOUR Open Tournament the weekend of September 13th. The room, which is a private club owned by Mazin Shooni, has 5 beautiful three-cushion tables along with many pool tables. It is a wonderful place to play. Eighteen players converged to compete with some of the country’s top players, including Mazin Shooni, 2006 US Champion; Sonny Cho, 2005 US Champion; Miguel Torres, 2008 US Champion; Hugo Patino, 2003 and 2009 US Champion, as well as other top players such as Harry Pena, originally from Queens, NY, then moved to Colombia for several years before recently returning to Queens; Vicky Pineda from California who was visiting the New York area; Gilbert Najm who flew in from California and Jamil Isreal who flew in from Michigan. With three groups of 6 players each in the preliminary rounds, the matches were played to 30 points. The top 2 from each group plus two wild-card third place finishers would advance to an 8-player round robin in the finals based on wins/losses, total points, head-to-head and pointsagainst. Winning the groups were Mazin Shooni, Harry Pena and Miguel Torres. Second-place finishers were Sonny Cho, Hugo Patino and Joe DeAmato. The two best third-place finishers were Gilbert Najm and Jim Shovak. Vicky Pineda just missed out on the finals because of points. In the finals it was an 8-player round-robin to 30 points based on wins/losses, total points, head-to-head and points-against. Sonny Cho played the first few rounds undefeated and was playing strong. Hugo Patino lost two of his first three matches, one to Sonny Cho and the other to Gilbert Najm. Mazin Shooni lost an early round to Joe DeAmato. Harry Pena played very strong throughout and lost a real squeaker to Sonny Cho 30-29. After 5 of the 7 rounds were completed, Sonny Cho was still undefeated and since everyone else had at least 2 losses, he only needed to win one more match to clinch victory and he did by easily defeating Jim Shovak. Sonny lost his last match to Mazin, but it didn’t matter. Sonny was the king this day. Bravo, Sonny Cho!

The work of the USBA continues. In the upcoming weeks, the USBA board will finalize plans for the 2014 USBA national championship tournament. The B regional tournaments begin this month and will continue throughout the fall. Other tournaments, including tour events, will soon be scheduled to complete the fall and winter schedule. Please visit the USBA for information on all these events. But, for this column, I need to focus on another matter. The quadrennial election for USBA office is upon us. As many should know, the USBA constitution was recently revised. The number of board members was reduced to seven. In this election cycle, the USBA membership will be able to vote for all seven board positions. The seven elected board members will then choose from themselves who will act as chairman (president), secretary and treasurer. The constitution was revised with the hope that it would streamline the bureaucracy and help the USBA govern more efficiently. But the revision also provides the membership with great opportunity. The USBA needs, and wants, candidates with energy and vision. Now is your chance. Support a candidate. Above all, vote. The USBA is an organization designed to be run by the members for the benefit of the members. The USBA’s purpose is simple: to promote carom billiards in America. Join the effort. Become involved. The future of the USBA is in your hands and in your vote.

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USBA to Hold “B” Regional Championship Tournaments

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he United States Billiard Association will hold six regional “B” championship tournaments in the fall of 2013. The winners of each tournament will qualify to play for the “B” Championship title next year at the USBA national tournament. A first place prize of $3,000 is projected. The six regional tournaments are open to any player who resides in the United States and has less than a .900 average as of August 1, 2013, based on the records and statistics kept by the USBA. Citizenship or green card is not required. All players must be verifiable permanent residents of the USA. Borderline “A” players can check with Jim Shovak, USBA Secretary, to determine whether he is eligible. The first regional tournament will be held at Chris’s Billiards in Chicago from September 27 to 29. The entry fee will be $105 for USBA members and $125 for non-members. Winners to Compete for National “B” Championship Title Regional tournaments are also planned for New York, Miami, Houston, southern California and either northern California or Oregon. Dates and final locations will be announced shortly. The winners will meet at the 2014 Nationals site (to be announced) where they will play for the ultimate championship to crown the King of the “B”‘s. In addition to vying for the “B” championship crown, all six winners will also receive free entry into the USBA national tournament if they otherwise meet the qualifications for the national tournament. The date and time of the USBA national tournament will be announced in the coming weeks. Please check your email regularly and also the Tournament section of the USBA website.

New Room Memberships

There are now 2 types of Room Memberships: Premium and Standard. Premium Room Members are eligible to hold USBA TOUR Events in their room and agree to hold 6 USBA Tournaments in their room each year which can include larger tournaments as well as small, local tournaments. Standard Room Members agree to hold 3 USBA Tournaments in their room per year, large or small. Both Memberships come with distinct benefits such as great prices on Simonis pool & billiards cloth, Aramith balls, Tiger Cues and accessories, Accu-Stats DVD’s and donated Tiger Cues. The complete list of requirements and benefits is outlined on the USBA website (www.USBA.net) or call one of your directors for more information.

New Carom Ball Reimbursement to Rooms that Hold Qualifiers:

The USBA Board of Directors has established the addition of a carom ball reimbursement policy for Qualifiers as an alternative to the current cloth reimbursement policy. The same rules will apply for the carom ball reimbursement as does for the cloth reimbursement. The room purchases new sets of balls from the USBA for a Qualifier. The USBA reimburses the room for one set of carom balls for each table used at the Qualifier as long as there are 5 players in the Qualifier for each table in accordance to the rules of the cloth reimbursement policy.

Upcoming USBA Tournaments Fri Nov 08 USBA ENDORSED - Hood River Elks - Hood River OR Friday-Sunday, November 08-10th Contact Tom Thomsen, NW USBA Director, 509-240-2027 or 541-938-6889 Equipment: Four 5’X10’ Brunswick tables with European rubber and cloth Fri Nov 08 USBA TOUR OPEN - Edgie’s Billiards - Milpitas CA Tournament Directors: .900 average and above: $385 ($360 for USBA Members) 28 PQB October/November

.899 average and below: $235 ($210 for USBA Members) Susie Bangoy 408-942-9500 Jose Lizarraga 510-713-0614 Jose Castillo 408-469-3839 Estimated Prize Fund $16,000.00 based on 35 players, + $4,500 added + auction+lottery Nov 15 USBA Open: Marshalltown, IA Contact John Jacobson 641-751-4696 $115 entry for USBA members Round Robin format


Shots From A Master Play

by Robert Byrne Contributing Writer • from Byrne’s “Advanced Techniques in Pool & Billiards” with permission

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his is a cute shot. Every three-cushion player knows the general pattern: rail first with reverse English to the first ball, and then spin out of the corner. In the diagram, though, the second ball is in the wrong place. With practice, you can learn to drive the red into the white, moving the white into the path of the cueball.

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3-C World Championship Groups Picked

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he sixteen groups of three players have been selected for the threecushion world championship that begins next month in Antwerp, Belgium. Eddie Merckx from Belgium returns to defend the crown he won last year in Portugal. He will face tough competition from Torbjörn Blomdahl and Frédéric Caudron, currently ranked first and second, respectively, in the world by the Union Mondial de Billard (UMB). The United States has two players participating, both of whom qualified through the Pan American championship. Six-time national champion and two-time Pan American Champion Pedro Piedrabuena will battle Sung Won Choi from Korea and Christian Rudolph from Germany I Group H. Choi is currently ranked fifth in the world by the UMB. Michael Kang will compete in Group N with Adnan Yüksel from Turkey and Roland Forthomme from Belgium.

The groups are… A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P

Eddy Merckx, Dinh Nai Ngo, Peter Ceulemans Torbjörn Blomdahl, Riad Nady, Javier Teran Frédéric Caudron, Jérôme Barbeillon, Emilio Sciacca Jérémy Bury, Jung Han Heo, Michael Lohse Marco Zanetti, Jef Philipoom, Khaled Salem Dani Sánchez, Kouji Funaki, Arnim Kahofer Dick Jaspers, Jean Paul de Bruijn, Martin Bohac Sung Won Choi, Christian Rudolph, Pedro Piedrabuena Kyung-Roul Kim, Ryuuji Umeda, Sergio Jimenez Jae Ho Cho, Nikos Polychronopoulos, Miguel Canton Filippos Kasidokostas, O Takeshima, William Villanueva Lütfi Cenet, Dong Koong Kang, Alexander Salazar Murat Naci Coklu, Eddy Leppens, Huberney Catano Adnan Yüksel, Roland Forthomme, Michael Kang Martin Horn, Sameh Sidhom, Mario Aranha Tayfun Tasdemir, Choong-Bok Lee, Juan Carlos del Salto. The tournament will be conducted on four Gabriels tables. Group play will begin on October 16. For schedule go to the UMB.org

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IOWA CLINTON ELKRIDGE Legend’s Sports Bar • Triple Nine’s Bar 563 243-4266 & Billiards 2118 Harrison Dr 9-7’ Valley’s 1-9’ Gold Crown,Full Kitchen ,Sports Bar,13-42” TVs, Darts, Video’s

DAVENPORT Sharky’s Billiards & Sports Bar 2902 E. Kimerly Rd 563-359-7225 24 Tables, Full Bar

KENTUCKY SAVANNAH • Southside Billiards LOUISVILLE 912-925-5398 Rack 66-SHOW13051 Abercom St ROOM 2- 3-Cushion Tables 1-10ft Snooker,7- 9ft Pool, 8 - 8ft,1-Ping Pong, Darts,Full bar & Food

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502 969-2222 5004 Preston Hwy Tables, Custom Cues, Accessories & Cue repair

PADUCAH Side Pocket

270-443-1159 301 Murray St 9 & 8 Foot Gold Crowns & 2 Bar Boxes Just Pool Mister…JUST POOL

LOUISANA NEW IBERIA Emeralds Billiards

337-319-0530 2514 W. Old Spanish Trail 24 Bar boxes,8 – 9ft Gold Crowns 5, Full Bar & Restaurant

2-Pool Table Bertons 10 -Pool Tables, Snooker 6x12 Private room with Gold Crown 5 Showroom on premises

MICHIGAN WYOMING • The Carom Club

616- 805-0316 4215 Division Ave SW. 4 Heated Olhausen 5x10 Carom Tables,(2) 7’ft Valley Bar Boxes and (2) 9’ft Brunswick

MINNESOTA COLUMBIA HEIGHTS Jimmy’s Pro Billiards

4040 Central Ave NE 763-706-1904 10 - 7ft Diamonds 7540 Washington Blvd.#C1 8 - 9ft tables 410 799-1818 1- 6 X 12 Snooker 2-3-Cushion Gabriels Restaurant - Beer & Wine 14-9’ Brunswicks, 4- 7’ Pool In-House Pro & Owner Tables, Full Bar & Food Jimmy Wetch

GLEN BURNIE Big Daddy’s Billiards

410 760-1332 7954 B & A Blvd. Ste. 2-G 8-9’ Diamonds, 3-7’ Diamonds,7- 8’ Gold Crowns 1-6x12ft Snooker

DULUTH Horseshoe Bar & Billiards

2415 West Superior Street 218-727-5144 12 - 7ft Valleys 6-Dart Boards,TV’s for Sports Games,Full Bar & Food

LAUREL Bankshot Bar & Grill FARMINGTON 3249 Fort Mead RD Farmington 301 483 - 8644 Billiards 16 – Diamonds Bar Tables 3 – 9’ Diamonds, 4 – Dart boards, Full Bar and Restaurant, 16 TV’s

PARKVILLE • Top Hat Cue Club 410 665-1906 8809 Satyr Hill Rd 22-9’ Gold Crowns 3-Bar Tables,5-Table Tennis, 1- 3-Cushion Federic Caurdon

MASS MALDEN • Amazin Billiard Club

781 605-2389 40 Faulkner St 5-3-Cushion Bertons

933 8th St Hwy #3 651-463-2636 8-9’ Gold Crowns, 8-7’ Diamonds,Free Wi-Fi,Beer Food

MINNEAPOLIS ROSEVILLE Al’s Billiards

1319 Larpenteur Ave 651 646-9508 16 – Gold Crowns 1 – 5x10 Brunswick Anniversary, 1-5x10 & 1-6x12 Snooker, 2-7’ Bar tables, Darts & Foosball

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MISSISSIPPI BYHALIA Meucci Billiards

662 895-3220 3709 Hwy 302 Byhalia MS 8-9ft Gold Crowns 3-Bar Tables Home of Meucci Custom Pool Cues Cue work on Premises

GRENADA The Sports Center

662-226-1322 893 Springhill Rd 7- Pool tables, 3 Bar tables, Video’s, Beer/food

SOUTHAVEN Southaven Recreational

662 342-0230 987 Town & Country 16- Big Tables. 5-Bar Tables,5-TV’s, Darts, Bumper Pool, Food/beer

MISSOURI CAPE GIRADEAU The Billiard Center

26 North Main 573-335-9955 20- Bar Tables, 2-9 ft pool tables,Full Bar & Kitchen

POPLAR BLUFF Westwood Billiards 2207 S. Westwood Blvd. 573 686-4880 10-7ft bar tables, 9ft Brunswich, 2 dart boards, 7 TV’s and Full Bar and Kitchen

O’FALLON Action Billiard Club

636 978-7728 977 West Terra, Ln 17-Pool Tables, 1-5X10 Snooker, Darts, Full Liquor and Restaurant.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PORTSMOUTH Legends Billiards

603-433-1154 80 Hanover St 15- Pool tables, 7- Dart boards,Full liquor & Pub menu,Video games 5-Big screens

SOMERSWORTH Buster’s Billiards 369 Route 108 603 692-7926 15 – 9 ft tables, Beer & Wine, Food, 2 Dart Boards, ProSho

NEW JERSEY BELLEVILLE • Guys & Dolls

524 Washington Ave. 973-759-6217 2- New Gabriels 3cushion billiard tables. 34 – 9 foot pool tables, 6 – Big Screens

CLIFTON Breaker Billiards

1142 US-46 973 773-0933 12-Gold Crowns,3-8’ & 1 Bar Table, BYOB-Air Hockey2-Ping Pong

EDISON Sandcastle Billiards

101 Towsley Rd 732 632-9277 18 - 9’ Tables, Card table lounge, Ping-Pong., Pro-shop

NEW YORK ASTORIA QUEENS Steinway Café Billiards

3525 Steinway St 718 472-2124 26- Tables Full Bar & Menu 1-Ping Pong table

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BROOKLYN • Gotham City Billiards Club

93 Ave U 718 714-1002 15 Brunswick, 1 Vitalie, 6 Large screen TV’s Burgers, Pizza &,Large Pro Shop

FLUSHING • Carom Cafe

718 358-8585 34-02 Linden Pl 10-5x10 New Verhoven 3Cushion Billiard tables, 10 4 x 8 carom, 22 Brunswick pool tables,Full Bar & Restaurant

LINDENHURST • Mr Cue Billiards 631-226-9486 76 East Sunrise Hwy 1-3 Cushion 5x10 14- Gold Crowns,3-Bar Tables,Beer & Snacks

SYRACUSE • Premium Billiards

315 488-4888 10 – 9’Brunswick 2-3-Cushion Gabriel’s 8 Diamond Pro Am 7’ers Bumper Table, Ping Pong. Dart Boards Beer Wine, Full Kitchen

WILLIAMVILLE • Bison Billiards

716 632-0281 Main Transit Plaza 8216 Main St 8-9’ Diamonds, 3-9’ Brunswicks, 6-Bar Tables 2-Dart Boards, 3-Cushion Gabriel

YORKVILLE • Hippo's

315 768-0218 5160 Commercial Dr. E 12-4 1/2x9 Gabriels, 15x10 3-cushion table, 8-3 1/2 7 Valleys, Beer, Wine, Full menu, 8-TV’s

N. CAROLINA MORRESVILLE 150 N Out Billiards

539 E. Plaza Dr. Ste. E 704 660-5363 17-9’Olhausen Grand Champions Pros 6-Dart boards, Beer & Wine full Restaurant, Voted top 10 in 2010 room

NEW BERN Mickey Milligans Billiards

252 637-3711 3411 Trent Rd 6- 9ft Pro Diamonds 3-Steel Tip dart boards Full Bar, Pizza & Snack foodLive entertainment weekly, Tournaments every Sunday

RALEIGH Sharky’s Place

5800 Duraleigh Rd 919 210-1094 6- 9 ft Gold Crowns 2- 7 ft Valley Full bar and Kitchen

WINSTON SALEM Breaktime Billiards & Sports Bar 336 765-7391 420N Jonestown Rd 15-9 foot Pool tables Darts, 1-big screen, fooseball,Full Bar&menu

OHIO FAIRFIELD • Michaels Billiards

6625 Dixie Billiards 513-860-0044 1- 3-Cushion Table 34- Pool Tables Full Bar and Restaurant

OKLAHOMA MIDWEST CITY Jamaica Joes

405 736-0590 5920 South East 15st 13 -9ft Diamonds 3- Bar boxes diamonds Full Bar

OKLAHOMA CITY • AAA Billiards Supply

405 917-9300 4619 N. West 10th 6- Gold Crowns, 4-Bar tables, 2-5 x 10 Snooker table, 1-3-Cushion Billiard table, 1-6 X 12 SnookerPro Shop & Cue & table repair

OREGON MEDFORD • The Medford Elks Club

541 772-6247 202N. Central Ave 8-New Elements, 3 Cushion, Gabriel Tables

PENNSYLVANIA NORRISTOWN Markly Billiards 610-278-1595 1713 Markly St 9-Gold Crown 9’,4-Diamonds 7’- Light menu

PHILADELPHIA • Drexeline Billiard Club.

610 259-9144 5100 State Rd L-300 2- Cheviotte 3-cushion tables, 16- 4 1/2x 9 Gold Crowns.4 - 4x8 G.Crowns Full line of custom cues & accessories, Tournaments, Inst., Sr.citizen rates

PITTSBURG • Breakers Billiards 412-531-2250 1413 Potomac Ave 2-3-Cushion heated Chevilotte,6 – 9’ Gold Crowns, 8 – 9’ Diamond pros,1- 7’ Bar table Diamond, Full Bar

RHODE ISLAND NORTH PROVIDENCE Rhode Island PROVIDENCE Snookers

401 351-7665 53 Ashburton ST 15- 9’ Gold Crowns 40-HD T.V’s Full service restaurant with 2bars.,Home of the New England Pool Hall of Fame

TENNESSEE MEMPHIS Bubba’s Ale House & Grille

7041 HWY 64 901-937-1911 2-Bar tables 2-Dart boardsFull bar & Food Several Flat Screens (HD) Smoking allowed

Getaway Bar

4632 Winchester Rd 363-3073 6-Bar tables 4-Dart boards Beer & Byob Open 24hrs

HighPocket's

1599 Ols Summer Ave. 901 761-1583 12-4 1/2 x9 Gold Crowns, 1 Snooker table, 8- Bar Tables, Full menu & beer, 8- TV’s, 1 big screen, Videos

Lefty’s Sports Pub 901 763-2679 4497 Summer Ave 2-Bar tables, 2-Dart boards, Beer & Byob

Sharpshooters Billiards

901 386-1188 6959 Stage 18 Bar Tables 4-Gold Crowns, 6 Dart Boards, T.V’s,Jukebox,Video games, food & Beer

• The Rack

901 369-9501 3622 Lamar Ave 8-9 ‘ Pro Diamond 1-3-Cushion Gabriel, 6 bar tables 3-Dart boards, 10-tv’s Food & Beer


MADISON J.O.B Billiard Club

615 868-4270 900 Gallatin Rd. Madison Sq. Mall 30 Pool tables diamonds In house pro-shop

MANCHESTER Lucky Break Billiard Club

1766 Hillsboro Hwy 931 954 5400 4-7’Valleys,4-7’Diamonds 3 9’Diamonds,Darts, Bumper Pool Beer & Grill

TEXAS SAN LEON Casper’s Billiards

281 559-1400 37 21st St 18- 9ft Brunswicks Full Service Rest & Bar

HOUSTON • Café 99

1-3-Cushion Gabriels Element, 2-3-Cushion Cheviottes

• ALL Sports Cafe

281 568-7746 13090 Bellaire Blvd Suite # B. 2-New 3-Cushion heated Gabriel’sBeer & Food

832 868-4032 10730 Kingspoint 2-New 3-Cushion heated Gabriel’s 5 TV’S, Beer & Food

1005 SAINT EMANUEL SUITE 2-4 713-303-7838 3-New Imperators 3 Cushion Tables,1-4 x 8 Straight Rail,3– 5 x10 3cushion tables

Bogies Billiards

3040 FM 1960 RD Ste 101 281-821-4544 8- 9’ Gold Crowns 14 8’ Pool Tables 1-Snooker,Full Bar and Food

• Houston Café & Billiards 13590 State Hwy 249 77086 832-3979400

• HUY HOANG BIDA

• Paris Bida

118010 Bellaire Blvd. Suite –A 832-630-5903 2- New Kronos 3-Cushion 6-Gabriels 3-Cushion 6-Carom tables 4-Pool tables- Bar & Food

LEAGUE CITY Legend’s Billiards 201 S. Gulf Frwy 281-332-7716 20 -4X8 Tables 3 -9’ tables,1-Bar table Full Bar & food 1-Steel Dart board

• U.S. BIDA (Billiards)

10905 Bellaire Blvd #E 281 857-7383 8-Verhoevens 3-Cushion 5-Pool Tables 1-Soccer Table

VIRGINIA VIRGINIA BEACH Mike’s Break Room 757-855-2114 3717 Tiffany Lane 5- Pool tables, 19- Flat screens,Rest. Sports Pub

WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE • Wisconsin Billiards

414 344-5666 2715 W.Wisconsin Ave 10- 9’ Gold Crowns, 4 Bar tables, 1-Snooker 5x10, 1-3-cushion Billiard,Full Bar, Pizza, Pro Shop

WASHINGTON

TACOMA Elk’s Club Lodge

1965 S. Union Ave 253-272-1117 5-3-cushion Verhoeven 9- Brunswick pool table

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Strickland Wins Turning Stone XXI by Alison Fischer Staff nygrind • nycgrind.com

The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s Turning Stone Classic would see a new champion lift the trophy at the twentyfirst edition of the event, held September 19-22 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. In addition to being the Joss Tour’s season finale, each Turning Stone Classic is a BCA pro ranking points event. Out of the deep field of talent in this 128-player event, five-time US Open Champion and BCA Hall of Famer Earl Strickland would charge the one-loss side to topple undefeated Connecticutbased pro Jeremy Sossei in the final. While Strickland had knocked gotten close to capturing wins at the recent Ginky Memorial and Steinway Classic, this made for his first win of 2013, and his first-ever win at Turning Stone. To start, Strickland’s run in this event, he trounced Ed Saur (9-0) Joe DiPietro (9-1), and Ron Cosanzio (9-2) before eking out a hill-hill win versus Canadian pro Jason Klatt (9-8). “The Pearl” then received his first loss in round five from Virginia’s Brandon Shuff (9-4). Strickland continued his run on the west side of the bracket, defeating Mike Dechaine (9-6), Karen Corr (9-6), Joe Dupuis (9-5), and reversed his previous loss to Brandon Shuff in the quarterfinal, defeating him with the same score from their earlier meeting, 9-4. Moving on to the semifinals, Strickland had little difficulty with Canada’s Danny Normandin, winning 9-3. While Normandin did not bring his ‘A’ game against Strickland, he brought an impressive game in his showing to finish in 3rd. Former Joss Tour Ocean State Champion Jeremy Sossei would be waiting in the wings to play the finals, as he advanced to the hot seat after a streak of

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six wins. Sossei, whose previous top Turning Stone finish was 2nd in 2008, made it to the final for a second time after defeating Josh Ulrich (9-3), John Babravich (9-2), Robb Saez (9-8), Chris Bartram (9-7), Hohmann (9-8), Joe Dupuis (9-6), and Danny Normandin (9-5) in the match for the hot seat. The final match between Jeremy Sossei and Earl Strickland took place at 7:00pm on Sunday evening. The final would be a single race to thirteen game, with the winner taking $8,000 and runner-up taking $5,000. The match started out with a safe battle in game one, and a missed shot gave the rack over to Strickland, who put the first bead on the wire. Strickland would miss his opening shot after the break in the following game, allowing Sossei to tie it 1-1. A break and run in the next rack put Sossei in the lead at 2-1, and while it looked as if he would put it at 3-1 after a successful safe in game four, Sossei left himself hooked on the three Strickland tied the game 2-2. A scratch on the break by Strickland in the next game left a run out for Sossei, who upped it to 3-2. The next game proved to be a big turning point in this match. Following the break, Sossei played a two-way shot on the one ball, leaving Strickland safe after he missed. Strickland kicked and hit the ball, but left an open shot. While Sossei had a good shot at taking a 4-2 lead in this game, he ended up with poor position on the 9 ball and missed the

ball, turning it over to Strickland, who tied up the match. The momentum shifted, and Strickland went up 5-3. Although Sossei would win the following game, at 5-4 he ended up tough on the 8, and it rattled out. Strickland took a two-game lead at 6-4, and went on a tear to win the following five games and take a commanding 11-4 lead. Playing like a man on a mission, Strickland made the most of nearly every opportunity at the table. Sossei was able to win three more racks to put the score at 11-7, but after Strickland got on the hill 12-7, he his break lined up a combination for the one into the nine, and he put a quick end to Sossei’s hopes of a comeback. Following his win, Earl Strickland spoke with NYC Grind’s Jerry T, and mentioned that he was proud to win his first pro event in several years. With a career spanning over three decades, it is impressive that Strickland has stayed in the conversation as one of the best living American players, and will go into the upcoming 2013 US Open 9-Ball Championships with a confidence boost. Top Finishers & Payouts: 1st: Earl Strickland $8,000 2nd: Jeremy Sossei $5,000 3rd: Dany Normandin $3,600 4th Brandon Shuff $2,600 5th/6th Joe Dupuis, Dennis Hatch $2,000 7th/8th Oscar Dominguez, Karen Corr $1,600


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DPM Universal Pocket and Carom Billiard Systems Article 68

by Darrell Paul Martineau • www.3cushion.us/ WBIA Head Master Instructor Hits to Miss Kisses

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am going to show you how to miss kisses! The first thing you need to know is Cue Ball / Object Ball [1] diamond angles. There are only 24 of them possible. You will probably only use 16 of them in a full game. They are easy to learn. I have already shown them to you in articles 25 thru 64. In case you do not have these graphs I will give you a description in the next 6 or more articles. You may also purchase all of them see below. If you want the Hits to Miss Kisses Book I can e-mail it to you for $20.00 The graph 69 shows you how to play and miss a kiss from an open angle. The Cue Ball / Object Angle is 14. [ any angle over 12 is an OPEN angle].You want the cue ball to go to 9. [ See articles 61 to 63 INSIDE ] You need to subtract 9 from 14 = 5. That tells you the hit. In this case it is also the hit to miss the kiss. See chart below 14 = a 5 or 9 hit to miss the kiss. This shot also places the first Object Ball into the lower left corner and if played correctly can result with position for your next shot. Missing kisses are in groups of 4 Angles 9 and less take one away from the angle [ 9 -1 =8 or 4 or 0 hit] Angles 10 or more add one to last digit [ 10 + 1 = 1 or 5 or 9 hit ] When the CB/OB1 angle is 9 or less and straight to the corner just use the angle! Example: Angle is 7 make a 7 or 3 hit

More on this System segment in the next issue of Professor Cue Ball News You may purchase caroms Articles and Graphs 25 through 66 on line to be e-mailed to you for $25.00, $40.00 by regular mail in a binder. If you have any questions you can always e-mail me and I will answer you. Darrell Paul Martineau, 5916 Bar Harbour Ct. Elk Grove CA 95758 For more information on this system and my books, tapes, DVDs or lessons on Pool or Carom Billiards please call me at 916-684-4535 or e-mail dpmuniverse @ Comcast . net Web page http://www.3cushion.us/ 40 PQB October/November


J.O.B Seniors Tournament

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n September 21st J.O.B. held their annual Seniors Tournament that was open to all amateur players 55 or older. They had 13 entries and the format was double elimination. Entry was only $50.00, Race to 7, played on Diamond bar tables. Winner of lag had choice of 8 or 9 Ball and game changed at 7 games.

1st Alvin Lawrence & In the finals it was Alvin Lawrence 2nd Eddie Adams from Las Vegas, Nevada and Eddie Adams from Bowling Green, KY. It was a very close match and when it was all over it was 7-6 won by Alvin, who also happens to be a cue-maker for Southwest Cues. Alvin now takes home the Seniors Tournament bragging rights. Last years Senior Tournament winner, Fred Craddock took 3rd place this year. 1st 2nd 3rd

Alvin Lawrence Eddie Adams Fred Craddock

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Professor’s National Tournament Directory OCTOBER 9

South Shore Midwest Majestic Star Casino $5,000 added

See ad page 3 OCTOBER 13

New England 9 Ball Series Snookers, Providence 401 351-7665 OCTOBER 14-19

OCTOBER 26-27

Premium Billiards $1500/$500 Added Entry Fee - Pro $120, Non Pro $70 Syracuse, NY 315 488-4888 OCT. 31 - NOV. 3 TAP’s National Championships Pheasant Run ResortsChicago.

NOVEMBER 2-3 US Open 9-Ball Champioship Al Conte Memorial $50,000 added $1500/$500 Added North Fork Marriott Pro $120, Non Pro $70 Chesapeake, Virginia Hippo’s House of Billiards Yorkville, NY 315 768-0218 OCTOBER 19

Flamingo Tour 5th Annual “Cues for the Cure!” Amy’s Billiards, Stuart, FL 772 232-9966 OCTOBER 20

New England 9 Ball Series Legends Billiards, Tx 603 433-1154 OCTOBER . 26

Gotham City Billiards 718 714-1002 B-C-D 9-Ball-$1,500 Brooklyn, NY

NOVEMBER 3

Poison Tour Boggies Billiards 281-821-4544 Houston, TX $500 Added

NOVEMBER 16-17

25th Ocean State 9-Ball Championship $5000 Added $125 Entry Fee Snookers Billiards Providence, RI 401-351-7665

NOVEMBER 27-DEC 01

$10,000 Added Thanksgiving Tournament Contact: John 507 210-7558 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Black Bear Casino NOV. 30 - DEC. 1

Predator Pro-Am Tour Stop 18 Amateur Division Mr. Cues Billiards Lindenhurst, NY DECEMBER 2

Mosconi Cup During the Mosconi Cup is BCA Congress of America Hall of Fame Banquet DECEMBER 6-8

Boggies Billiards 281 821-4544 Space City Open II $5,000 Added, One Pocket Open 9-Ball, Open Ladies 9-Ball Houston, Tx JANUARY 1

New Year’s Day The Sports Center 9-Ball Championships Duane: 662 226-1322

JANUARY 11-12

2nd Annual Southern Maryland Amatuer Pocket Billiard Championship American Legion Post #238 Hughesville, MD Richard Cox: 301 751-9120 JANUARY 15-19

Music City Open J.O.B. Billiards 615 868-4270

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15th Derby City Classic Horseshoe Casino Hotel Southern Indiana

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The Rack -1st Annual Don Samples Memorial 9-Ball Open $5,000 Guaranteed $35 Entry, 9ft Diamond Tables Jerry 901 369-9501

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Volunteer State Championships at J.O.B. Billiards

August 23-25th it was Tennessee Residents Only and No Pros Format with a twist of games: Race: Men-7, Ladies’-5-Loser’s break Rules-BCA 8 & 9 Ball rules - Winner of Lag has choice of game, 8 or 9 Ball. Game will change at the end of 5 (Ladies’) or 7 (Men) games. Played on 7 ft Diamond Bar Tables

Fortysix player’s entered in the Men’s Division

When it came down to the final 3 it was Josh O’Neal in the hot seat. Tim Miller and Nick Hickerson played to see who will battle it out to play Josh O’Neal. Nick won and had to beat Josh O’Neal twice, and that is exactly what he did. First game 7 to 2 and then 7 to 4. Nick Hickerson wins the Volunteer State Championships and $600 cash. In the Ladies Division, they were 13 women competing and when it came down to the final 3 it was Amy Acerra and Janeen Gardner on the loser’s side both from Memphis TN. In the hot seat it was Amanda Wilder from Brentwood, TN. Amy lost to Janeen and Janeen went on to play Amanda in the finals. Amanda won 5 to 2 over Janeen and she becomes the Ladies Volunteer State Champion and $325 cash. Tournament directors: Barry Felts and Peg Legman also with the help of Pam Bennett. Sponsored By: Alex Brick Cue’s and Diamond Billiards Products

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