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Written by: Steve Strain & Kim Spies Photos by Mike Brown/WPBL LAS VEGAS, NV (February 15, 2014) The World Professional League played their first league championship at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas, NV Friday February 13, 2014 which was broadcast live in the US via ESPN3. The final match-up had the #2 seed Minnesota Outlaws facing off against the league’s #12 seed the Atlanta Scorpions. The inaugural season’s first championship was not without some pomp and circumstance. Opening ceremonies included the singing of the National Anthem and displaying of the championship trophy that the winning team would take home. Johnny Archers’ Atlanta Scorpions who are not without superb talent, were league underdogs going into the match facing one of the most consistent teams throughout the season Thorsten Hohmann’s Minnesota Outlaws. In the end, the Outlaws proved too tough for the Scorpions as they held on to win the first WPBL Championship. The night capped off with the Championship trophy presentation and the Outlaws being presented with the $30,000 grand prize in cash. Jesse Engel’s regulation win over Shannon Daulton in the final singles game of the match gave the Minnesota Outlaws the first ever World Professional Billiard League Championship. Daulton needed a win in either regulation or a shoot-out to give Atlanta a chance to tie or win the match in the final game, but he committed a critical scratch with time winding down that would be his last shot of the match, as Engel ran his score to 30 a short while later. But the most devastating scratch of the day came a game earlier, when Dennis Hatch was on the verge of a 30-0 shut-out of Ralf Souquet. However, after sinking the bonus ball shot that would have given him a 30-0 win, the cue ball glanced off the rack and straight into a corner pocket for a scratch that wiped away his shut-out bid. The shut-out would have made the score 6-5, instead Hatch only picked up a single point in a shoot-out to make the score 6-3, forcing Daulton to win the final singles game to keep Atlanta alive. Minnesota jumped out to a 3-0 lead by opening the match in 3 on 3 with a shoot-out win, then Thorsten Hohmann and Souquet handily defeated Archer and Hatch 30-3 in the first doubles game. Atlanta won the final two doubles games in shoot-outs to pull within 3-2 at intermission, setting up Hohmann’s shut-out of Archer to open singles play, giving Minnesota a 6-2 lead. The Outlaws took home one fourth of the $120,000 awarded to the twelve teams in the

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a c i a m a J s e o J 7& Under Tournament

by: Alisha Rogers Players came from all over Oklahoma to play in Jamaica Joe’s 7 & Under tournament on the weekend of February 8th & 9th. There were 24 women that helped make up the total of 110 players that attended the bi-annual event. In the end, stood Cody Duncan from Duncan Oklahoma. Cody was rated a 5 and ran right up the front side of the bracket with notable wins over Terry Brown rated a 7, Mike Harris rated a 7 and Kyle Glascow rated a 6. In the Jamaica Joe’s rated tournaments, a 7 races to 9, a 6 races to 7 and a 5 races to 5. Kyle Glascow did the long haul due to a first round loss to Mike Harris. Mike Harris also won straight up the front side of the bracket to meet Cody to play for the point match. Cody won the point

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Place Name 1st Cody Duncan 2nd Kyle Glascow 3rd Mike Harris 4th Justin Arledge 5th/6th PJ James & Rick Horn 7th/8th Casey Brecheen & Terry Brown

match which gave Kyle his long awaited rematch against Mike. Kyle found his stroke and Mike never really had a chance. Most of the games, Kyle ran out and the final score was 7-2. The first game of the finals, Kyle scratched on the 2 ball which gave ball in hand to Cody. With a 3/9 combo Cody strikes first blood. Then in game two, Kyle ran down and missed the 9 which let Cody

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jump to a 2 game lead. Games 3 & 4 Kyle made impressive outs and to tie up the score to 2-2. Kyle jumped to his first lead in game 5, but Cody tied it right back up in game 6 to bring the score to 3-3. With Cody only having to race to 5 and Kyle having to go to 7, it is a tough match with players that both run out on a consistent basis. Game 7, Kyle missed the 2 ball and Cody ran out to put himself on the hill with a 4-3 lead. Kyle got the next two games but it was all over when in game 10 Kyle scratched on the 5 ball. Cody ran out to clinch victory and a large payday! With the tournament purse of $3200 and a player auction purse at $5900, it was a good payday for all the players that cashed. Only 8 places were paid in the tournament and 6 in the player auction in insure higher payouts for those who cashed. Jamaica Joes always hosts high paying tournaments, for a complete list of upcoming events check out their website at www.jamaicajoes.net Notable mention and congratulations to Delayna Trusty for being the last standing woman in the tournament tying for 9th place.

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In Memory of

Loyd Schonter

On December 31, 2013 TAP's Founder/CEO, Loyd Schonter, passed away from a massive heart attack. With the 18th annual TAP Rally underway this week and the first Rally that our dear founder will not be attending, we at TAP would like to take this time to look back on the man that envisioned this event and what a amateur billiard could be and did become. Loyd founded TAP in 1989 with just 30 players. Back then, TAP was known at this time as The Association for P.O.O.L. with the acronym of POOL meaning "Privately Owned and Operated Leagues". Loyd had a vision that a pool league could be better than what he and his friends were seeing at the time. As his vision took off and with the steady growth, Loyd decided to start licensing out his league in 1996. Since that time the TAP phenomenon has expanded into over 40 states and Canada. During this period the name was shortened to a more user friendly name that we all come to know as TAP. The transition from a dream by one man into a reality was taking hold. TAP's first annual Rally in the Valley was held at the Super Billiard Expo at Valley Forge, Pa. in 1997 with just 22 teams attending. This year the event was expanded to host 192 teams. Loyd liked to take things slow and grow into each phase to assure the highest quality event for his members so in 2002, Loyd finally decided that it was time to add a national event to the schedule. TAP had grown large enough to give his members what they wanted and that was a true national TAP champion. But unlike other billiard leagues, Loyd decided to add a twist to his national events and that was a nationals that would move every few years to different locations in the United States. Since that time, TAP members have enjoyed national events in cities such as Las Vegas, New Orleans, Louisville, Chicago, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Charleston S.C. In 2014 it will be in Dallas and in Nashville for 2015. But this was just the tip of the iceberg in Loyd's mind. Next on the agenda for Loyd was his true passion. Pool-net. Loyd trademarked the name Pool-net

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before most of us had a computer. He envisioned a billiard league that was using the state of the art technology that would make available to his members all the data and statistics that was in Pool-net at the click of the mouse. This became a true reality in 2008 when Pool-net was finally launched. And in true Loyd Schonter fashion he was just getting in stroke. Next up was adding the fun parts or as Loyd liked to say, "the bells and whistles" to Pool-net. These features were a team logo/ picture module, a "Who is the Best?' module and many other features to help TAP licensees manage their leagues to the fullest. But Loyd was just getting warmed up because now he set his sights on the thought of inputting weekly league scores via devices such as Iphones and Ipads as well as all of the android devices. In late 2013 and just a month or so before Loyd's passing, TAP introduced the score keeping application that is now being used with great reviews. One can only imagine what was in Loyd's head and what he was planning. We will never know. The picture above was taken at TAP's 2013 nationals at Pheasant Run resort near Chicago, Illinois and only 7 weeks before Loyd's untimely passing.. We at TAP like to look at this picture thinking that Loyd is still watching over his league from the heavens. He is gone now but will never be forgotten. So as you view the playing arena at the Rally this and see the excitement of the competition and the lifetime friendships that are made, we at TAP would like you to take a moment and thank the man that made this all possible for you, Loyd Schonter. There is only one way to close this tribute to Loyd and that is what has become the battle cry within TAP and what Loyd loved to say and that is.......TAP ON!

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Amanda Lampert

Grabs 1st Place L-R: Amanda Lampert, Orietta Strickland, Lisa Marr It may have been Super Bowl Weekend February 1st-2nd but that didn’t stop the 52 ladies who showed up at Rusty’s in Arlington, TX to play in the first stop of 2014 on the OB Cues Ladies Tour. There were lots of new faces, lot of veterans, travelers from afar, as well as players who took off for a while but glad to see they are starting back up again. It was an awesome event to say the least and many, many strong match lineups all weekend long from champions all around. Additionally since it was Super Bowl Weekend, players were allowed to wear their favorite professional sports jerseys and here’s a snapshot of some of the ladies all dressed up: Several marquee players in the running for the $750 first place prize money were the OBCLT Regional Champion from 2007-2011 Lisa Marr; 2012 OBCLT Regional Tour Champion Kim Pierce, 2013 OBCLT Regional Tour Champion Amanda Lampert and 2013 Flamingo Billiards Tour Regional Champion Jeannie Seaver. With all these champions in the house, many folks were saying it was a toss-up who would win this event. Needless to say, it was going to be a slugfest with plenty of tough and strong action to reach the top. By day’s end on Saturday, the top 16 players returning to continue their winning quest were as follows: one loss side matches were Jeannie Seaver vs. Melinda Bailey; Lisa Marr vs. Jeannie Kim; Corina Campbell vs. Tracie Voelkering; Chris Fields vs. Rhea Brooks. Undefeated players were Tara Williams and 1st time OBCLT player Sara Bork; Malinda Williams vs. Orietta Strickland; Amanda Lampert vs. Julie Stephenson and Jennifer Kraber vs. Emma Stewart (battle of the Austinites). Finishing 13th-16th were Corina Campbell, Jeannie Kim, Melinda Bailey & Rhea Brooks. 9th12th winners were Mindy Williams, Sara Bork, Tracie Voelkering and Emma Stewart (highest finish to date for Emma). Great job ladies!

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7th-8th went to Julie Stephenson and Chris Fields; 5th-6th places went to Tara Williams and Jennifer Kraber. 4th place was Jeannie Seaver and 3rd place went to Lisa Marr. Both Jeannie and Lisa have been gone from this tour circuit for a while. It was great to see them back in action and needless to say, they still have it! Once a champion, always a champion and fun to watch and learn from both of these ladies! Amanda and Orietta matched up against one another for the hot seat match and it was pretty much uncontested as Orietta won 7-2, giving little chance for Amanda to even get into the match. This semi-finals match between Lisa and Amanda was yet another strong showing between these two players. Having matched up against one another on many other previous occasions throughout the years, Amanda proved too much for Lisa with a win of 7-3. The finals match between Amanda and Orietta is always a grind and Amanda would have to double-dip Orietta twice to take the crown. The first set was a back and forth battle of shots and safeties and Amanda prevailed the winner of set #1 with a score of 7-3. The second set was a repeat of the first with Amanda scoring the tournament win 7-4. Awesome work Champ! Special recognition and thanks to OB Cues our main tournament sponsor. Also many thanks and love to all our families, fans, supporters---we greatly appreciate each and every one of you. Also to the many, many ladies/ player/friends who traveled from near and far; we loved seeing you all again and greatly appreciate you making the journey to play on the OB Cues Ladies Tour. We look forward to seeing everyone once again at Stop #2 - Slick Willie’s at Katy, Texas, March 15th-16th weekend. Good Pool, Good Friends, Good Times – we are the OB Cues Ladies Tour!!!!! Check us out at www.obcuestour.com or Facebook/obcuestour

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$2000 monies added – 52 players 1st Amanda Lampert $750 2nd Orietta Strickland $550 3rd Lisa Marr $400 4th Jeannie Seaver $265 5th/6th Tara Williams; Jennifer Kraber $250 7th/8th Julie Stephenson; Chris Fields $105 9th/12th Mindy Williams, Sara Bork, Tracie Voelkering, Emma Stewart $75 13th/16th Corina Campbell, Jeannie Kim, Melinda Bailey, Rhea Brooks $50 17th/24 Janna Preston, Angie Payne, Shayla Neris, Lisa Henderson-Major, Teresa Garland, Ginger Abadilla, Natalie Mans, Gail Roles $25 Second Chance Tournament Results & Payouts: $100 monies added – 14 players 1st Angie Payne $100 2nd Liz Mitchel $70 3rd Lorna McEwen $50 4th Jennifer Pavlovick $25 Goody-Giveaway Winners: $50 Shell Gift Cards (4) – Jennifer Kraber, Amanda Lampert, Karren Sui, Celeste Espinosa $50 7/11 Gift Cards (2) – Shayla Neris, Tracie Voelkering Relaxation Spa Gift Package – Sara Bork $30 Free Tournament Entry – Gail Roles Raffle Winners: Sean Fenter & Natalie Mans

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We’re supposed to want to get better. However, not everybody is willing to pay the price. Some players merely pay lip service to getting better. They read magazines, watch videos, bang balls around, play a lot of pool. They may even buy training aids or take lessons. All this stuff does little good, though, if you don’t actually change. Players come to pool school and we shoot video of them executing standard shots. After six hours of working through all the particulars of stroke, stance, grip, bridge, and alignment, we watch that first video. They are astonished at the flaws and weaknesses they now see. Whatever they were doing earlier had been gradually developed over however many years they’ve played. They’ve done it a zillion times, so to the player, it feels normal, natural, and pretty good. Meanwhile, the new stuff makes perfect sense, but feels awkward and unnatural. It might take some time before they trust it. Months or years later, when I run into them, I ask about their game. Many have done the work and have made dramatic gains. But some have fallen back into their comfort zone, playing like they always have. They haven’t changed much, and neither have their results. What’s different? Why do some players zoom forward while others may play at the same level for thirty years? My answer is this: Some players really want to get better. They are clear that if they don’t change, they’ll keep getting the same results – and they’re not happy about those results. They accept that change requires commitment. To raise your game, you have to make smart changes and commit to implementing them fully. You have to believe it will be worth going through whatever it takes. You have to want it. Pool, as you know, is really hard, really precise, really frustrating. We probably wouldn’t play it if it was easy. We thrive on the challenge, the precision, the beauty – and maybe – the agony. Players that radically improve their game have taken action. They’ve accepted the need to change, and they’ve embraced the process. Sometimes your game goes down for a while. Gotta suck it up and trust what you’ve committed to. Work through it. Earn it. Great players became great by continually evolving their game, accepting the difficulties of change and growth. Making your changes stick requires belief, desire, and vigilance.

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So, what’s holding you back? Are you playing with dignity? Are you playing well enough that you’re OK with your game? Good for you. If not, well, what are you waiting for? Let’s buzz through some aspects of play that are good candidates for radical improvement: • Skills – We have an infinity of pool skills to build. Precision draw, follow, pocketing, position, speed control, and on and on. Work on your weakest skills. Fix your worst thing and your game comes up. • Form – Your accuracy, consistency, and stamina improve as your form improves. You can always improve your bridges, grip, stance, and stroke. Seek a good instructor and get a solid video analysis of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, along with clear, sensible suggestions about what you should change and why. • Knowledge – You don’t know what you don’t know. There is no end to pool knowledge. Clarify and deepen your understanding of strategy, position play, ball behavior. Read the best books. If possible, go to a real pool school. • Experience – Put in time at the table, fully engaged. Compete. Play stronger players. Watch winners win. • Practice – Yeah, real practice is a highly efficient use of your time. Drills are tough for a reason. I tell players that 15 minutes of serious practice is as valuable to them as 3 or 4 hours of play. • Confidence – Confidence is the flip side of fear. Players are afraid to miss, afraid to lose, afraid to look stupid at the table. Gain confidence by actually doing some of the work described here. Fearful players carry tension in their body, and of course, tension makes you play worse. • Winning – To radically improve, you’ll have to step up your belief in yourself and your abilities. If you, in your heart of hearts, don’t believe you deserve to win, you often will find a way to lose. Self-sabotage is not a helpful skill. Do the work and give yourself permission to play better. To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.

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BY: MICHAEL K GLASS

Gimme a Break! (Bonus Edition) Final thoughts in a short series on breaking

Michael K Glass

Michael Glass has been teaching pool for close to 10 years. He is a Recognized PBIA Billiards Instructor, taught by none other than Bob Jewett of the San Francisco Billiard Academy. Michael has been playing pool almost all of his life (except when he was in the Navy — it’s hard to install a pool table on a rocking ship!). He managed to stay away from the hustler life; he doesn’t believe in being dishonest in order to win money. He will, however, occasionally play for a beer or two at the local watering hole. Michael teaches all levels of pool players, from beginner to pro, and works on all aspects of the game, from fundamentals, to pattern play, to trick shots. He can be found playing in his home town of San Ramon, CA at Crown Billiards. Visit his website at mikekglass.com for pool tips or to schedule a lesson!

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Ok, I know I said my last article concluded my series on breaking. Consider this an epilogue. I recently returned from the 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Tournament in Sacramento, CA. Yes, I played. No, I will not discuss my performance. Ahem. Let’s just say I became a spectator fairly early and leave it at that, shall we? As I was watching some amazing 9-ball, I carefully watched the pros as they broke. There were many styles and speeds, but two of them stood out for me: Corey Deuel and Shane Van Boening. As many of you may know, Corey loves to soft-break. He has nearly perfected it, and when the tournament rules favor him, he will use it to his advantage. In this tournament, you did not have to break from the box, and there was no requirement for the balls other than 4 of them had to hit a rail. Perfect for Corey, and most of the time he made the wing ball in the corner pocket. About half of the time, the one-ball was making its way into the side pocket as well. Textbook. Shane, on the other hand, smashed the balls, “squatting the rock” in the middle of the table almost every time. He, too, made the wing ball on almost every break, but his would blast into the corner like it couldn’t leave the table fast enough. The man is a breaking God. We’ll get back to his break in a moment… While I was observing, I ran into Joe Tucker. If you don’t know him, he is one of the premier pool coaches and instructors today, and has produced a fantastic book/video series on racking and breaking. I strongly recommend his Racking Secrets videos if you want to know more about how to read racks, and learn how to pocket balls on the break. I have studied his techniques, and I thought I had them down pat. After one of Shane’s perfect earshattering breaks, Joe turned to me and said “did

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you see that?” My response was something along the lines of “yeah, he really smashes the hell out of them!” Joe looked at me for a moment, then said “No, he broke from the box. He moved the cue ball in from the side,” (where he had been breaking) “and made the wing ball. That’s impossible.” Impossible? Seemed possible to me, considering that we just saw him do it. I watched with interest the next time he broke, and he was right! Shane seemed to be taking his time during the rack, making sure the balls were all tight, with no gaps. He then placed the cue ball about 9 inches left of the center spot, lined up the break, and smashed them again. And wouldn’t you know it, the wing ball rocketed into the corner pocket again! Joe turned to me and said “See? Impossible.” So what does this mean? Without going into too much detail, according to Joe, the only way that can happen is if the ball at the bottom of the rack has a small gap. This can happen after a while during a tournament — the balls just won’t rack tight any more. It can be a pure coincidence, of course… professional players will experiment with break position until they find what works, and when they do, they can become unstoppable. In Shane’s case, he was breaking from about 4 inches off the side rail every game, in every match, and he suddenly switched to the new “inside the box” break position. Does this mean that he was “fixing” the rack, leaving that gap on purpose? It didn’t look like it to me, but I suppose that is a possibility. More likely is that he just couldn’t get the rack perfectly tight, observed where the gap was, and adjusted his break position to compensate. I’m not calling Shane or Corey’s integrity into question

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Finesse Safes

Bob Jewett

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Three columns ago I made some suggestions about playing safe by leaving your opponent stuck on the end rail far from the object ball. That strategy is most useful at nine ball, where he has no choice of which ball to shoot and it will be the same one you are contacting. At eight ball, a different set of safe strategies comes up because unless you are both on the eight ball the two players have different balls to hit. This brings a lot of finesse safes into the game. Here are two shots that take soft accurate hits. For a previous discussion, check out the online archives of this magazine and look back at September of 2011. In Shot 1, you have either played lousy position on your last solid or your opponent has played a good two-way attempt on the eight ball. In any case, you’re going to have to do something good or you will lose on your next shot. One possibility is to play the cue ball off the left side of the one ball and leave it at A. Your opponent has a bank from there, but if he reads this column he is more likely to stick you behind the eight ball. Instead, try to line the balls up near the cushion. This takes a little gem of knowledge: if you hit half of the one ball in this position, and let the cue ball roll softly, the cue ball and the object ball will travel the same distance. That will leave them lined up along the cushion. The next time you have five minutes before or after a match, try this shot a few times to see how easily it can be made to work. If the one ball travels too far and leaves a gap to shoot the cue ball through, hit less of the one. That will put less speed into the one ball and more speed into the cue ball. Conversely, if the cue ball goes to the cushion and bounces out too far and leaves a clear shot on the eight, hit more of the one ball. Within three or four shots you should have a feel for lining the two balls up exactly. Usually, the softer you can hit this shot the better as you don’t want to leave a gap between the rail and the one ball that your opponent can shoot the cue ball through. This particular position allows a very soft hit as you can get the required cushion contact with either ball. If either ball ends up more than a ball from the cushion, you hit the shot too hard. In Shot 2, the problem is a little different. You have failed to break out your last two balls. Of course you should have gotten them apart earlier in the game, but now you have to deal with them. You need to find the shot that doesn’t just get safe but that gives you the upper hand. You could play very, very softly off the side of the two ball to go to the cushion and freeze up against the two, but that doesn’t develop your position at all. If your opponent manages a swerve shot or a three-cushion kick to hit

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the eight ball, you still won’t have a shot. Instead, hit the two ball almost full and hard enough to move the three ball over to the side cushion as the arrow shows. With a little follow, the cue ball will go to the cushion and move behind the two ball. Now, even if your opponent manages to hit the eight ball, you have a path to the win. Try some variations on this position. The exact positions of the balls may require a different hit on the two ball or even draw on the cue ball. Work with it for a while.

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An Interview by:

“The Viper”

An Interview with Professional Player

Melissa Little

Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top-10 WPBA career finishes. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. Recently, Melissa opened a new billiard supply store www.qzetta.com For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com Read more articles by Melissa Little at www.onthebreaknews.com

Chip Compton from Oklahoma City, OK

The Interview Viper: Where were you born? Chip: Okc,OK Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards? Chip: 3-time “White Diamonds” champion doubledipping Brandon shuff in the finals of the last one. 2012 Texas Open Champion doubledipped my best friend and mentor Joey Gray in the finals running six consecutive racks on him in the finals. Oklahoma State 9 and 8 ball champion. Viper: Do you have a nickname yet? Chip: “Double Dip Chip” for double dipping the White Diamonds tournament three times in a row. Viper: What are your short-term goals? Chip: Within the next couple of years I would like to be know as the best One-Pocket player in the world and represent the USA by playing in the prestigious Mosconi Cup. Viper: What do you do when you’re not competing? Chip: I play golf everyday; read self-help books like Zen Putting and the Inner Game of Tennis. And try to spend as much time with my niece nephew and the rest of my family as I can. Viper: Do you have siblings? Chip: I have one older sister who is 27 and one half sister who is 12.

Viper: Who got you started in playing pool? Chip: I walked into my first poolroom when I was working for my father at the age of 13. Haven’t put my cue down since. Viper: What do your parents think of your pool career? Chip: My mother who passed away recently supported me 100% and watched a lot of my matches online. My father is the one who got me started playing and supports every tournament I play in. I was lucky and couldn’t have asked for better parents. Viper: In your opinion, what parts of the world produce the best players? Chip: I think the best players in the world come from the Philippines and Europe is right behind them.

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“Mr Roboto”

A cold breeze and the drizzle of rain marked a cold November afternoon back in 1997. Shadowman’s Billiard Parlor in Campbellsville, Kentucky was the setting for the area’s monthly 9-ball tournament.      The field was star studded. Players like David Rice, Mike Blevins, and John Brumback, were all regulars in quest for the monthly title. As the tournament progressed, David Rice and I Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

were pitted against one another in the finals. David was an incredibly difficult player to beat and always demonstrated sound pool mechanics. Local player, Eddie Adams once said, “Look at David, he is just like a robot. He does everything

over and over perfectly!” In fact, it was Eddie that coined David the nickname “Mr. Roboto”. During my match with David, I paid close attention to his stroke in an attempt to learn something that might help my game. I noticed as David approached each ball he would always aim from a standing position then settle into his stance. Aiming while standing seemed to be the first checkpoint before each shot. Next, he would take several slow warm-up strokes to ensure aim (second checkpoint), and then move into what many refer to as “The Firing Order”. The first part of “The Firing Order” is called “Set” (third aiming checkpoint). This is where you stop your cue tip 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch away from the cue ball and take one final look. You should note that it takes the human eye 3 seconds to focus on a target from a still position. Therefore, it is imperative that you come to a complete stop to zero in on the intended target. You will want to note that your eyes should be focusing on the cue ball at the end of the “Set” position. The next thing David would do is move into what many instructors refer to as “Pause”. This

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SHARKING

THE SKY IS NO LIMIT Are You SHARKING? BY: DON AKERLOW

or are you being sharked?

Most of the time sharking occurs between one player or another. For instance: Player A is down shooting what would appear to be a difficult shot, Player B moves himself or walks into the line of site, then stops and moves off. There are many ways to shark but I won’t go into them for obvious reasons. A lot of time you don’t even know that you are being sharked. It is done with a lot of subtleties. I recently witnessed some sharking that just blew me away. Asking the player who is done on a shot, ready to shoot, where they are going when the player has already designated a pocket and been acknowledged. Laughing, carrying on in front of the player when they are shooting. What can you do? In the old days you threw down and beat the crap out of the guy. In today’s world that is frowned upon and no doubt the person who is sharking would call the cops. So what do you do? Here is something that has worked for me on occasion - do the exat same thing as they are doing. If they walk in front of you and stop - you do the same. If they yell and scream - you do the same. If they clap loudly when you miss clap even louder when they miss.

term cheaters, losers, because maybe they are doing this to other teams because they can’t win. They aren’t good enough or they don’t think they are. It just occurred to me another way to get to them - technology. Why not use technology?! Now here is what I mean - don’t get back at them by dong the same thing as they by sharking. Everyone today has a cell phone. Most cell phones have video capabilities. Video tape them sharking/cheating and take this to your league operator. File a complaint. Word of advice, get two or three different videos from different people from different nights. Make your case strong. This was the advice I gave to the league players when I saw this. Hopefully it helped. I like to have a good time and joke around but when I get down on the pool table, I want to win or lose on my own merit. Good luck to anybody else that this is happening to. Leagues are all about competition and having a good time and it shouldn’t be ruined by a few intellectual midgets.

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Danny Bennett of Splendora, Texas became the newest champion on the Poison by Predator Tour (PxP Tour) as he plowed through an impressive field of talent, with a final win over Eugene “The Machine” Browning, 4-3. The PxP Tour held its first 8-ball tournament of the year, a generous $500 added, one-day event, on February 1st, 2014 at Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. Numerous Texas cities including Daisetta, Baytown, and Victoria were represented at this event, a melting pot of players including multi event winner Chase Rudder and tour newcomers Jess Krumwiede, Benny Parker, and Farid Tijierina. Houston’s Bill Fuller made an impressive hot seat bid, defeating Alex Cardenas, Kevin Frauenberger, and Browning, all by the same score of 4-2, while Bennett ousted Chuck Adams, Derrell Amos, and Danny Tam, to meet Fuller for the hot seat. After suffering a 4-1 loss to Tam, Justin Whitehead eliminated Frauenberger and Krumwiede, 4-3, 4-1, respectively, taking his revenge on Tam and

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positioning himself for a run at third place. Rudder suffered an early upset to Krumwiede, 4-3, and blazed through the one loss side until Browning handed him his walking papers. Bennett took a bite out of Fuller, securing the winners’ side, 4-2. Browning squeezed by Whitehead and Fuller for a first-time match with Bennett. Browning, a seasoned pool veteran, overcame a determined Bennett the first set, 4-3. Neither player touted a PxP notch in their belt which compounded the intensity of the final set. As fans tuned in at home via the “free” PxP Tour live stream, the finals proved to be anything but cumbersome as Browning jumped to a 3 game lead and Bennett responded with 3 of his own. In the final game, Bennett relinquished control of the table missing his final, striped ball. Browning collected himself and approached the table. With each stroke, a ball was pocketed, and the set was seemingly over. He addressed the 8-ball with intense concentration, only to realize, following his execution, the ball

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had jarred in the pocket. With a new breath of life, Bennett leapt from his chair and anxiously pocketed the final two balls to secure his first PxP Tour win. As a bonus, Bennett received a free entry into the Space City Open which will be held in Houston, December 4-7, 2014. The PxP Tour is title sponsored by Poison by Predator Cues. Find your Poison at www. PoisonBilliards.com. The Delta-13 is the official rack on tour, check out their newest creation, the “Elite” rack at www.Delta-13.com. The PxP Tour would also like to encourage all local, Houston players to join the APA of North Harris County; play pool, meet people, and have fun! Visit www. facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty for more information. How deadly is your game? Enter and find out at the next scheduled PxP Tour event, Saturday, April 5th at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar, in Houston, Texas.

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2014 U.DennisS.Orcollo OpenDefends one-Pocket his Title Photos by: Don Akerlow

Dennis Orcollo successfully defended his title against Shane Van Boening’s challenge at the 15th Annual One Pocket tournament held February 24-28, 2014 at the Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino in Reno NV. The event had 46 entries from the U.S., Canada, Phillipines and the UK and was held during the 2014 U. S. Bar Table championships. One Pocket matches were played throughout the 10-Ball event. The finals of the 9-Ball was postponed because Shane was on the point. The One Pocket finals started out well for Dennis who seemed to be in control. He jumped out 2-0 and never lost the lead. Shane seemed to struggle at times and was not able to catch up. Congratulations Dennis Orcollo!

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2014 U. S. Bar Table by: Don Akerlow We here at On The Break News are proud to be a the 21st U. S. Bar Table Championships. We arrived on Monday after driving over 2400 miles coming back from Mardi Gras. The venue here at the Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino is a perfect location for a week long extravaganza of billiard competition. The first final up was the Women’ 10-Ball. From the field of 22 women and with $1,000 added came Cindy Sliva from Washington State versus Liz Lovely of Dayton, Ohio. Both ladies had beaten last year’s 10-Ball champion, Brittany Bryant in consecutive matches to end up in the finals. Liz had to beat Cindy twice to gain the championship. The first match went Liz’s way convincingly with a 5-zip win. When Cindy came over after the first match to her group of supporters, I heard her remark that the guy at the next table was distracting her unintentionally with a brightly colored tie-dye t-shirt he was wearing. She commented that she wasn’t unhappy with her shooting but had to get over the t-shirt. In the second match Cindy won her first game of the two matches. I saw a confidence in her eyes and the way she moved around the table. Liz won the second game. Cindy was shooting with more anymore confidence as each game she racked up. And by the end of the match Cindy had scored a victory 5-1! Congratulations and Cindy and Liz! 1st $750 Cindy Sliva 2nd $450 Liz Lovely 3rd $275 Brittany Bryant 4th $175 Heather Pulford 5/6 $125 Jing Liu, Leslie Bernardi 7/8 $100 Christy Hawley, Shawn Modelo

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10-Ball Championships by: Don Akerlow Grand Sierra Resort Casino & Hotel - Reno NV - February 26, 2014 The Men’s U. S. Bar Table 10-Ball Championship came down from the 105 entries to two Warren Kiamco and Shane Van Boening. A repeat of the point match. All matches are racked with the Magic Ball Rack, alternating break, race to 7 with $5,500 added to the pot. All matches throughout the tournament ran smoothly on Diamond tables. I have watched Shane ever since the 2007 Reno Open at the Sands but I have never seen him move with so much confidence and ease. On any shot that was difficult where to hit the object ball or make a combination, he would stalk the table lining up whatever angles were needed. In what seemed to be only minutes the score was 5-zip. In the sixth game Shane had to play a 2 rail safety. Warren made his shot and as the cue ball was heading down towards the head string it kisses off of another ball and scratches in the corner. Shane takes ball in hand and runs out 6 -zip. In the seventh game Warren comes up with a dry break. Shane takes the cue ball and lights out - game - set - match.The match was over in 27 minutes. It was the 4th time in seven years that SVB has won the 10-Ball at the U. S. Bar Table Championships 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. The rumor going around the tournament is that Shane wants to win all three events. Not since 2011 when Glenn Atwell was in all three finals, winning one, has anybody been in all the finals. When I asked Shane why he was shooting so well his comment was, “I grew up on bar boxes.” Congratulations to Shane and Warren both. 1st $4,250 Shane Van Boening 2nd $2,300 Warren Kiamco 3rd $1,500 Jayson Shaw 4th $1,000 Jason Klatt 5/6 $650 John Morra, Darrel Appleton 7/8 $425 Thorsten Hohmann, Brady Gollan 9-12 $300 David Wiebelahsu, Sal Butera, Brandon Shuff, Jason Bergman 13-16 $225 Hunter Lombardo, Mitch Ellerman, Carlo Biado, Scott Frost

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2014 U. S. Bar Table The Men’s 9-Ball Division found Shane Van Boening in the drivers seat as he was in the 10-Ball division. In the semi finals Thorsten Hohmann had to face Skylar Woodward. They traded games as each broke and ran out until it was 6-6. Skylar only won one more game and Thorsten won the match 9-7. Skylar only lost to Van Boening and Hohmann during the match and placed thrid. Now the face off is SVB versus Hohmann in the finals. Shane has not lost a match and the only close call was to Corey Deuel 9-8. Thorsten won the lag and broke but missed and Shane won the first game. Hohmann tied it up at one and tied again at two. In the fifth game Shane missed a relatively easy cut in the four in the corner. A gasp from the crowd because they couldn’t believe it from 75-80 onlookers. Thorsten ran out taking the lead for the

first time in the match 3-2. Shane tied it up 3 all. Then 4 all and Shane takes the lead 5-4. Then 6-4. Van Boening is playing like there isn’t a worry in the world. Just a day of practice at the local pool hall. Thorsten breaks and runs out, 6-5. Shane breaks studies the table, walks around and as smooth as silk runs out again. Is there anyone who can stop SVB? Then 7-5 Thorsten breaks runs out 7-6. Then 8-6. Shane is on the hill and Thorsten is breaking. He runs into a little trouble and hides the cue on the object ball. He is unable to make the object ball anywhere. Hohmann makes a clean shot but leaves a run out for Shane. Game over. The two shake hands and then start talking about the shot Thorsten had. Shane’s wanting to know what he is trying to do. Thorsten explains, Shane give him a different option. It is really unique to see two world class players debating how the shot should have been, may have been etc. These guys are human after all just not on the table. The match took about 75 minutes and the artistry that the two indulged in was a unique priviledge for anyone to see. 1st $5,000 Shane Van Boening 13-16 $275 Dennis Orcollo

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2nd $3,000 Thorsten Hohmann 3rd $1,600 Skylar Woodward 4th $1,050 Jayson Shaw 5/6 $750 Oscar Dominguez Tim Larsen 7/8 $525 Joey Gray Warren Kiamco 9-12 $375 Corey Deuel Amar Kang Justin Bergman Don Wirtaman

Josh Burbul Richard Wideman Mitch Ellerman 17-24 $200 Jason Klatt Carlo Biado Alex Olinger Rory Hendrickson Tommy Najar Billy Ussery Jr Rylan Hartnett Scott Frost

ALL AROUND CHAMPION Shane Van Boening $2,000 Thorsten Hohman

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9-Ball Championships

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The Women’s 9-Ball Division found entries from as far away as Texas and Michigan and Ontario Canada as well as most all of the Western states. The finals found Brittany Bryant versus Heather Pulford. Heather’s way to the finals was marred in the second round when she met up with Ms Bryant where she only won one game in that match. She then went on a 7 match win streak defeating Liz Lovely to find herself in the finals. Brittany stayed on the winners side where none of her opponents won more than two games in any match until Liz Lovely in the point match where it went hill-hill. Heather had just ended a match in the 8-Ball division before the finals of the 9-Ball that was already an hour late to start. Brittany found herself 6-3 and on the hill. Both ladies missed some easy shots but played some great runs. Heather was not to be deterred. She won the next three games to tie it up hill-hill so she could send it to a second set. The match ended just before 11PM Pacific Time with the winner Brittany Bryant. 1st $850 Brittany Bryant 2nd $575 Heather Pulford 3rd $375 Liz Lovely 4th $250 Rhea Brooks 5/6 $150 Marifi Spampanato, Trinh Lu 7/8 $100 Sara Miller, Khanh Ngo

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With 51 entrants to the Women’s 8-Ball, coming from all over the Western United States, Ohio, Michigan,Texas and Canada. It wound down to Sunday for the finals. Cindy Sliva worked her way through undefeated to the finals. Liz Lovely who lost the point to Cindy beat Brittany Bryant in the one loss side to earn her spot in the finals. Between these three ladies would prove 3 champions. In the first set Cindy never seemed to be able to get going and Liz won 4-2. “Liz was shooting even better ,”Cindy said, “in the second set and it made me shoot worse. She just shot so good.” Liz won the second set 4-zip. Liz Lovely Cindy Sliva Brittany Bryant Heather Pulford Stephanie Hefner, Sara Miller Kim Anderson, Elizabeth Sundholm Leslie Bernardi, Dar Domingo, Nicole Hellmer, Heather Shaddock Noel Campos, Trinh Lu, Shawn Modelo, Kim Pierce

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5). He was told the first set was over and the second set would start right now. Corey turned around and said, “I thought it was a race to 7?” Ken Shuman the referee informed him it was a true double elimination, race to 5. The guys took a five minute break and came back ready for play. In the second set we find them tied up 2-2 with Darren breaking and coming up dry in the 5th game. Corey takes the stripes and runs the table. Corey 3-2. Darren wins the next two games to go to hill (4-3). Corey breaks, runs out, now hill-hill. The audience was appreciative with an ovation. Darren’s break. He picks the balls out one by one. Gets a little out of shape but makes it. He gets a little more out of shape but makes a great shot breaks out the eight. With two balls left on the table he only has one shot. Makes it then has to shoot a back door shot on his last ball but gets hidden behind one of Corey’s balls for a shot on the eight. Makes a good

hit. Corey’s at the table runs 4 balls but pushes the 3 ball into his other ball so he has to do a combination and it’s not a good one. He hits it beautifully, makes it. Lined perfect straight in on the 3 ball. Darren gets up and shakes his hand. Corey Deuel is the winner. We would like to thank CSI, Mark Griffin, TAR and all the staff. 1st $6,200 2nd $3,600 3rd $2,300 4th $1,600 5/6 $1,100 7/8 $700 9-12 $470 13-16 $325 17-24 $225 25-32 $175 33-48 $135

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Corey Deuel worked his way undefeated through 222 entries in the 8-Ball Championships to the finals. Shane Van Boening who was expected by many to win all three, 10, 9 and 8-Ball Championships only made it to 9th place. I suspect the long days, waits and three finals winning two of them (10 and 9-Ball) and second in the One Pocket, took a toll and was beaten by Skylar Woodward, this young man is to be reconed with in future tournaments. Stan Tourangeau who lost to Corey in the point finished 3rd. Someone no one was talking about all week had come up and suprized everyone, was Darren Appleton. No surprise to most that he is a great player. And in the first set the only time I saw him miss was when he scratched on the break. There was a little misunderstanding when Corey went to rack the 8th rack of the first set (race to

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It’s always impossible to know whether the addition of certain absent players in a major pool tournament might have affected the outcome. This speculative question came up after the US Open 9-Ball Championships last October when Efren Reyes, Alex Pagalayun,Francisco Bustamante and Dennis Orcollo did not compete. “What might have happened if” is the way the question goes, and it’s applicable to the results of the 2014 Jay Swanson “Swanee” Memorial 9-Ball Tournament, as well. On the weekend of February 15-16, Dennis Orcollo successfully defended his 2013 “Swanee” Memorial title, wending his way through a full field of 192 entrants, who’d signed on for the $4,000-added event, hosted by Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA. Missing from this year’s roster were Orcollo’s 2013 finals opponent, Jayson Shaw (who was competing in the Empire State Championships on the opposite coast), along with third-place finisher, Rodney Morris, sixth place finisher Shane Van Boening, Bustamante, Pagalayun, Darren Appletonand Warren Kiamco, to name just a few. Would they have made a difference? You’d have to assume they would have, one way or another, although whether the final result would have been different is a

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matter of idle speculation. Orcollo worked his way through seven opponents, including Carlo Biado (twice) andHunter Lombardo, before running into Mika Immonen (not on hand for the 2013 event) in the hot seat match and then coming back to defeat him in the finals; something that could well have happened had the missing players been competing. Orcollo’s first matchup against Biado came in the fourth round, and it started Biado on a seven-match, loss-side journey that would end with Orcollo in the semfinals. On the winners’ side, Orcollo advanced to meet and defeat Miza Estrada, and earned himself a spot in one of the winners’ side semifinals, against Lombardo. Immonen, in the meantime, squared off against Oscar Dominguez, in the other semifinal. Orcollo sent Lombardo to the losers’ bracket 7-2, and in his first of two against him, met Immonen, who’d sent Dominguez over 7-4. Immonen and Orcollo battled to double hill before Immonen prevailed to sit in the hot seat. It was Lombardo, coming off his winners’ side semifinal match, who ran into Biado, who’d most recently defeated Mitch Ellerman 7-4 and Santos Sambajon, Jr. 7-3. Dominguez drew John Morra, who’d been sent to the loss side by Biado. Morra shut out Tang Hoa and spoiled a father/son match by giving up only a single rack to Oscar Dominguez’ father, Ernesto. Son Oscar ended Morra’s bid 7-5, as Biado was busy eliminating Lombardo 7-1. In the quarterfinal match, Biado downed the younger Dominguez 7-4, which gave Biado a second chance against Orcollo. To no avail, as it turned out. Orcollo took him down a second time 7-5 to earn his own rematch against Immonen. Orcollo went on to claim his second straight “Swanee” Memorial title with an 11-5 victory over Immonen in the finals. Tour Directors David Hemmah and Marie Lim thanked the ownership and staff at Hard Times Billiards for their hospitality

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Wins the 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Jamboree

Justin Bergman We just concluded our 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Jamboree in honor of a man who loved the sport, business, professionals and especially the patrons who through the years frequented our establishments starting with Varsity Billiards, Hard Times Billiards of Bellflower, Hard Times of San Diego and Hard Times Pizza & Billiards of La Habra. I would like to congratulate Corey Duel in winning our one-pocket tournament and Justin Bergman on the 9-Ball tournament of our event. Thank you to all the players who participated and to all the fans and viewers watching some very talented people play. I would also like to thank Shane Van Boening who woke up early (to help us try and promote the sport on local television) and stayed late

to play in the events. Truly the sport is in good hands with an ambassador such as Shane to bring it to new levels of recognition. To pros such as Warren Kiamco, Jose Parica, Rodney Morris, Ernesto, Oscar Dominguez & Corey Duel who have played in our events in the past THANK YOU AGAIN. To pros who played in our event for the first time, Darren Appleton,Shane Van Boening, Mika Immonen, Justin Bergman, Brandon Shuff, John Morra, Jason Klatt, Robb Saez, Carlo Biado and Hunter Lombardo THANK YOU and hope you keep attending because you are all welcomed anytime and every time in the House that Chuck Built! A very special thanks to Darren Appleton, Brandon Shuff and Rob Saez for all the great words about the Room! To the Tournament Directors Janet Okamoto and Brian La Flamme who don’t get enough praise for their tireless effort, prior,during and after the event. THANK YOU THANK YOU the event would never have happened with out both of you. Breath now! Thank you Ken Schuman and Duane James for helping the TD’s. Thank you to the Staff of Hard Times for helping make us look like we know what we are doing in hiring the right people. Althea Doll its great to have you back! To Tony Hargain of Hustlin USA & Frank Nordman of Play the Game Clothing Co. Thank you for sponsoring our event in the past, current and future! Karen & Michael Markulis JUST TO MUCH TO MENTION TO SAY THANK YOU AND YOU ARE BOTH APPRECIATED. FINALLY to all you patrons who support our establishment and anybody that loves the sport, Thank you for everything, we appreciate all the patronage and hope you enjoyed your event!

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Corey Deuel takes 1st place!

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is where he would slowly pull back the cue and stop at the end of his backswing. When making the transition from “Set” to “Pause” always remember that your eyes should move from the cue ball to the target. A good pause helps remove a jerky forward swing and should help you maintain accuracy. The third part of David’s stoke is commonly referred to as “Finish”. During “Finish”, he would smoothly accelerate his cue to strike and follow through the cue ball. Always remember to keep your eyes on the intended target during this phase. The final part of David’s stroke was another stop known as “Freeze”. During “Freeze” its important to keep your body, head, and cue still. This is the evaluative part of the stroke. It is here that if the shot is missed, you should try to diagnose what went wrong. While practicing the elements of a good pool stroke many instructors will teach you to say “Set, pause, finish and freeze” out loud to internalize each part. However, it is now my belief that each part of the stroke should be substituted with counting. In other words, instead of saying, “Set”, you should say “1… 2… 3…” (First stop). Then pull back to “Pause” and say “1… 2...” (Second stop) and then “Finish” with “1… 2… 3… 4…” (Third stop). Always remember never to count during a match. You should practice the parts of your stroke so that they become a natural part of your game. They should become something that you don’t have to think about. I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to win the pool tournament against David that day, but the real victory wasn’t the 9-ball championship. I learned something much more valuable. I witnessed the parts of a good pool stroke in action, and I had the opportunity to dissect them in a real game situation. Always remember, if you want to play like a robot incorporate “Set, Pause, Finish, Freeze” and you will play less like a human and more like a machine.

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here. If anything, I’m simply observing that if you put enough time into studying the game and practice incessantly, you’ll eventually get to a point where you can make the balls do whatever you want. I saw many players just smash the hell out of the balls, hoping something would drop. And many times, they did. But the most successful players understood where the balls were going, controlled their cue ball, and played clean, precise pool. Congratulations to Justin Bergman for being the cleanest and most precise, and winning the tournament. It was an incredible display of amazing 9-ball.

If you are interested in knowing more about Joe Tucker’s techniques for reading racks and breaking, I strongly recommend you visit his website at joetucker.net and picking up a copy of his books and DVDs. I have always respected his knowledge, but to see it in action at the tournament was quite something. I was very impressed. Do you have some tips on breaking that you’d like to share with me? Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@mikekglass.com. I can also be found hanging out with fellow pool enthusiasts at http://www.reddit. com/r/billiards. Come on by and join the discussion!

“The Viper” (continued from page 15) Viper: Who is/was your favorite pro player growing up? Chip: My favorite player growing up was always pro player phenomena Francisco Bustamante. Viper: Do you currently have any sponsors? Chip: Durbin Custom Cues and Jamaica Joes in Mid West city, OK. Viper: Did you ever play in a pool league? Chip: I played BCA for a few years and that’s it. Viper: Are you good at any other sports? Chip: Growing up I played basketball and baseball pretty well. Love to play golf now a days, I’m shooting for the seniors tour lol. Viper: Describe yourself in three words? Chip: Humble, Happy and Loyal. Viper: If you had to live your life over again, what would one thing you change about yourself and/ or your pool career? Chip: I wouldn’t change a thing. Viper: How do you prepare for events?

Chip: I usually start practicing 6-8 hours a day a few days before the tourney. Viper: What was the best advice you were ever given? Chip: My mother taught me at a young age to be loyal to your friends and family no matter what. That has always stuck with me. Viper: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Chip: I mostly enjoy all of the people that I get to meet along the way, that I can now call my friends. And there is no better feeling then breaking and running the final rack of a big pool tournament. Viper: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be? Chip: You get back what you put in, so practice hard and stay humble. Viper: What’s your Favorite game? Chip: That’s easy, One pocket. I think it is the best game in the world and it is really fun out thinking your opponent. It was also invented in Okc. A special “Thank-you” to Chip Compton for taking time out of his busy schedule to participate in my “Ask the Viper”. Till next month, you can find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ melissalittleakatheviper

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Press Release CSI Invitational 10-Ball & 8-Ball Championships CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (February 21, 2014) – CueSports International (CSI) is proud to announce the inaugural CSI Invitational 10-Ball and CSI Invitational 8-Ball Championships. These exclusive events will take place July 18-25, 2014 during the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Each event will be $16,000 added ($32,000 total) and feature 16 of the world’s best players to compete in a round robin format (four groups of four). Each group will consist of a North American, European, Filipino, and Asian player with the top finisher from each group advancing to a single elimination bracket. In each event, every player will receive prize money with first place winning $8,000. The equipment used for the event will be 9’ Diamond Pro tables, Simonis 860 Cloth, Cyclop balls, and the Measle Cue Ball. This will also be a great opportunity for amateurs and fans to meet and interact with the pros as each of the 16 players will devote at least one hour per day giving

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The Women’s Professional Billiard Association descended upon Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino to host the WPBA Masters Championship, February 5-9th, 2014. Masters action was fast-paced and intense as South Korea’s Ga-Young Kim soared to her second, consecutive Masters win, defeating Great Britain’s Kelly Fisher in “sudden death”. WPBA fans from across the globe tuned in to ESPN3 catching Sunday’s series of live, webcasted matches. The first semi-final saw Kim, aka “Little Devil Girl” shut out Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan two straight sets (races to 4) advancing to the finals. In the second semi-final, tied at one set a piece, Kelly Fisher aka “Kwik Fire” bested 19 year old Chinese phenom Siming Chen in an ultimate game of sudden death. The final show down between pool powerhouses Kim and Fisher promised a battle to the bitter end. Kim claimed the opening set but Fisher maintained focus, answering back with a set of her own. Unfortunately for Fisher, Kim exuded as much, if not more energy and resolve in the final, sudden death game as she did throughout the entire event. As Kim pocketed the final 9-ball, the crowd burst into applause. Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (SECR) Chief Executive Officer Wendy Reeve presented the trophies along with SECRMarketing “Fun Governor” Tim McCullough. “It was a fantastic WPBA tournament and the excitement captured what the SECR experience is all about,” CEO Reeve mentions. “A world class competition at a world class resort is what people saw on display here and I’m sure this diversity of entertainment will continue to drive our patrons back again!” “Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort,” stated WPBA President, Tamre’ Geene’-Rogers, “is a fantastic supporter of the WPBA. Along with a side-by-side amateur event of over 400 players interacting with the ladies, this venue has become one of our favorite places to play. The atmosphere is exciting, energetic, and the staff is top notch as they are always accommodating. Many of us look forward to seeing each other each year and have developed some friendships along the way. On behalf of the staff and players of the WPBA, we want to say thank you so much to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort for the warm welcome and we look forward to doing it again.” The semis and finals of the 2014 WPBA Masters may be viewed for the next thirty days on ESPN3. Photos courtesy of Tribal Observer Contributing Writer Denise Pelcher

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MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: When I won first place at Allen Hopkins Super Billiard Expo this year.

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BIRTH DATE: 3/23/2002

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GRADE: 5th

HOBBIES: Xbox, water gun fights and Be be gun fights with my friends

GPA: 3.2 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Art

FAVORITE POOL GAME: 8 ball

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FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Efren Reyes

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AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 5/1/2002

FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: When I got my mini crotch rocket

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March 2014

LOCATION Red Shoes Billiards Don Quixote’s Six Pockets Six Pockets Village Inn Break Billiards Break Billiards Fargo Billiards Fargo Billiards Varsity Club Chinook Winds Chinook Winds Sharky’s Jamaica Joe’s Big Tyme Billiards Big Tyme Billiards Big Tyme Billiards Big Tyme Billiards Big Tyme Billiards St Croix Casino St Croix Casino St Croix Casino St Croix Casino St Croix Casino St Croix Casino St Croix Casino Farmington Billiards KK Billiards KK Billiards KK Billiards Red Shoes Billiards White Diamond Mayborn Center Bad River Lodge & Casino Jamaica Joes Weston Lanes KK Billiards Four Bears Casino Four Bears Casino Four Bears Casino Jamaica Joes Phat Guy Varsity Club Varsity Club BCAPL Nationals BCAPL Nationals BCAPL Nationals BCAPL Nationals BCAPL Nationals USAPL Nationals WPA (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43)

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME LINK 8-Ball - Iron Man event $50 incl. g.f. $500 w/full field Noon MAP 8-Ball $25+$10 mem $500 Guar 11AM 8-Ball $45 $3,500 Guar 7PM One Pocket $35 Call 10PM 8-Ball $25+$10 mem $250 Guar 1PM 9-Ball Open $35 $2,500 11AM 9-Ball Ladies $35 Call 11AM 9-Ball $40 $500 6PM MAP Midwinter Shootout-8 Ball $60 $2,500 10:30AM MAP 8-Ball Call $250 Guar Call MAP Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball-Men $100+$25 g.f. $4,000 w/32 Call MAP Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball-Wmn $100+$25 g.f. $1,500 w/16 Call MAP 10-Ball $45 $1,250 10AM MAP 8-Ball $25+$10 mem. $500 Guar Call MAP One Pocket-Single Elim. $150 $1,500 11:30AM MAP Open 9-Ball $50 $5,000 Guar 7PM MAP 9-Ball Banks-Single Elim. $150 $1,500 11:30AM MAP Women’s Open 9-Ball $50 $1,000 Noon MAP 9-Ball Seniors (55+) $50 $1,000 Noon MAP NO Master 8-Ball $50 $1,000 w/48 7PM MAP Upper Division 9-Ball $65 $1,000 w/32 4PM MAP Lower Division 9-Ball Call $1,000 w/64 Call MAP B Division 8-Ball $50 $1,000 Guar 3PM MAP A Division 8-Ball $60 $1,000 Guar 5PM MAP AA Division 8-Ball $75 $1,500 w/32 7PM MAP Pro/T/A/M Division 8-Ball $85 $1,500 w/24 9PM MAP 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles $70/team $500 Guar 10AM MAP Ladies Single 8-Ball $30 incl g.f. $50 w/16 12:30PM MAP No Master Qualifier $35 incl g.f. Call 2PM MAP 10-Ball No Master $30 incl g.f. $80 w/16 11:30AM MAP One Pocket - Iron Man event $50 incl. g.f. $500 w/full field Noon MAP Super 9-Ball $40 $1,000 w/128 9AM MAP Singles/SD/Teams 8-Ball-BCAPL Call Call Call MAP Partners 8-Ball $90/team $2,500 Call MAP 9-Ball $50 $2,500 11AM MAP 8-Ball $40 Call 10:30AM No Master Qualifier $35 incl g.f. Call 2PM MAP Mini 9-Ball $50 $$$$ Noon MAP Men’s 8-Ball $65 $10,000+Guar 4:00PM MAP Women’s 8-Ball $50 $2,000+Guar 4:00PM MAP 4th Annual 10-Ball Spring Classic $40 $1,000 1PM MAP Open 9-Ball $50 $750 w/32 11am 9-Ball Open/Double J Call $2,000 Min Call MAP 10-Ball A-B Call $250 Guar Call MAP BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Singles Varies Call Call MAP BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Teams Varies Call Call BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Sc Dbls Varies Call Call BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Singles Varies Call Call BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Teams Varies Call Call USAPL-Singles & Teams Varies Call Call WPA World Artistic-Open/W/Jr Varies Call Call CSI Invitational 8-Ball Call $16,000 Call CSI Invitational 10-Ball Call $16,000 Call

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