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Manny Chau

Wins The Texas Open 10-Ball Championship at Skinny Bob’s

ROUND ROCK, TX Peru's Manny Chau added another major victory to a list that's been growing for over a decade by going undefeated to claim the inaugural Texas Open 10-Ball Tournament, held on the weekend of February 28-March 1. The $2,938-added event drew 110 entrants to Skinny Bob's Billiards in Austin, Texas and was streamed live by Ray "Big Truck" Hansen's PoolActionTV. The field featured an expected list of both Southwest and nationwide competitors, including Chau, the Davises (James, Sr. and Jr.), Charlie Bryant, Jeremy Jones, Shane McMinn, Robb Saez, Dave Henson, and Mike Alonzo, to name just a few of the 110 entrants who cashed in the event. The winners' side semifinals featured Jones versus Alonzo and Chau versus McMinn. Jones sent Alonzo west 7-5, as Chau was busy defeating McMinn 7-4. Chau claimed the hot seat 7-5 over Jones and waited on what turned out to be the return of Alonzo. On the loss side, David Henson, following a

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double hill victory over Brian Sanders and a 7-2 win over Robb Saez, faced McMinn. Alonzo drew James Davis, Sr., who'd defeated Drew McCoy and Frank Ferrer, Jr., both 7-4, to reach him. James Davis, Jr. had bowed out in the matches that decided the six-way tie for 13th ($170). Henson eliminated McMinn 7-4 and in the quarterfinals, faced Alonzo, who'd ended Davis, Sr.'s tournament bid 7-5. Alonzo and Henson battled to double hill in the quarterfinals before Alonzo finished it and advanced to the semifinals against Jones. Alonzo completed his three-match, loss-side winning streak with a 7-5 win over Jones. Chau, though, finished Alonzo 7-3 in the finals to claim the first-ever Texas Open 10-Ball Championship title. Tour Director John Palmore thanked John Cielo and the staff at Skinny Bob's for their hospitality, as well as sponsors James Hanshew Custom Cues, Joe Salazar, Ray Hanson and PoolActionTV, and Ron Guyer. He also noted volunteer contributions by Kaye Watson and Emma Davis, without which, he said, the event could not have been done.

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Esparza

Makes Her Mark on the Gulf Coast Tour

HOUSTON, TX It was an amazing run for Natalie Esparza as she went undefeated, taking down the best of the best in Texas female amateur billiard competition this past Saturday at the second Gulf Coast Tour stop of the year held at the new Bogies West in Houston, Texas. The Gulf Coast Tour, a WPBA sanctioned regional tour, drew a whopping 29 women to the one-day 9-ball event, the largest field to date for the fledgling regional tour and a perfect opportunity for local league player Natalie Esparza to prove, she’s got skills. Esparza secured the first major win of her pool playing career, besting former BCA Champion Terry Petrosino in the finals, 7-5. Esparza began her 2015 season with a 7th8th finish, and after this, moves to #1 in the rankings. This year marks her first year on the Gulf Coast Tour, certain not to be her last. On Saturday, March 7th, 2015, Gulf Coast players from across Texas flocked to Bogies West to compete for prize money and WPBA Regional Tour points. Former tour champion, Belinda Lee, fought her way to the hot seat with wins over Karen Reilly, 7-1, Tam Trinh, 7-3, Terry Petrosino, 7-3, and Jennifer Yo, 7-4. Esparza defeated Sara Bork, 7-6, Gail Roles, 7-4, Kim Pierce and Robyn Petrosino by the same score, 7-5. On the one loss side, after losing her first round to R. Petrosino, 7-6, Liz Mitchel took out Regine Flores, 5-1, Jo Losoya, 5-0, and Tiffany Mundie, 5-1, but fell to Pierce, 5-1. Tam Trinh overcame Jillian Nickerson, 5-2, while Ricki Casper eliminated Gail Roles, 5-1. After losing her first round to newcomer Jo Losoya, Kim Jenkins eliminated Bonnie Mason,5-3, Terri Resendez, 5-3, and D’Andrea McQuirter, 5-1,

before she was eliminated by T. Petrosino, 5-1. The one loss side saw Trinh fall to Pierce, 5-0, and Petrosino oust Casper, 5-1. Teeing off in 5th-6th position, it was Pierce v Yo, and the elder Petrosino v daughter, Robyn. Back on the east side, Esparza made quick work of Lee, sending her west, 7-3, while Pierce defeated Yo, and T. Petrosino eliminated R. Petrosino, by the same score, 5-2. Petrosino overcame Pierce and Lee to meet Esparza in the finals. Petrosino launched a courageous battle for first, but fell to a motivated Esparza in the first and final set, 7-5. The Gulf Coast Tour would like to welcome its newest 2015 WPBA Members: Terry Petrosino, Robyn Petrosino, Jillian Nickerson, Tam Trinh, Regine Flores, Deb Benavides, Francis Marron, Diana Cardona, Kim Jenkins, Jo Losoya, and D’Andrea McQuirter. In its third year, the WPBA sanctioned Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour is sponsored by Delta-13 Rack, www.delta-13.com and the APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty. The tour would like to thank Bogies West and General Manager Stephanie Verron and her entire staff for hosting a first-rate event, along with Ricki Casper for assistance with tournament direction. The next Gulf Coast Tour Event will be Saturday, May 16th, at Ariana’s, 13802 Homestead Rd., Houston, Texas. For more information on the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour, visit www.facebook. com/gulfcoasttour. The Gulf Coast Tour is searching for sponsorship, whether it be presenting, title, or product sponsor. Interested parties should contact Kimberly Newsome at lonestartour@gmail.com.

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He's played in all of them, since 2008. He won the first Side Pocket Open 9-Ball Championship that year, and again, in 2010. On the weekend of March 6-8, Joey Barnes laid claim to his third championship title at the 8th Annual Side Pocket Open 9-Ball Championship, going undefeated to do it. Last year's winner, Johnny Archer, didn't compete, nor did two-time winner, Jeremy Jones. The $2,000-added event drew 102 entrants to Side Pockets Billiards in Shreveport, LA. Barnes advanced to a winners' side semifinal against Manny Chau, who'd won the inaugural Texas Open 10-Ball Championship the week before. Devin Poteet, in the meantime, squared off against Joey Gray. Identical 7-4 scores put Barnes and Poteet into the hot seat match, where Barnes prevailed 7-3. On the loss side, Chau picked up Cliff Joyner, who'd defeated Shahn Hunter 7-5 and C.J. Wiley 7-3 to reach him. Gray drew Skyler Woodward, who'd eliminated tour director Jeff "Sully" Sullivan 7-3 and Gary Abood 7-1. Chau shut Joyner out, and in the quarterfinals, faced Gray, who'd knocked Woodward out of contention 7-4. Chau defeated Gray 7-4, and was a single step away from his second finals in a week. That step, though, involved Devin Poteet, who got his second crack at Barnes with a 7-2 victory over Chau in the semifinals. Barnes completed his undefeated run with an opening set 7-3 win over Poteet to claim the event title. A Ring Game on Friday saw Manny Chau claim the first place prize of $1,400. Glenn Huff took the $700 second-place prize, while Skyler Woodward pocketed $200 for his third-place finish.

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Cody Davis, of McAlester, Okla., won the 5 & under 8-Ball tournament in March at Back Alley Billiards in McAlester. There were 27 players in the field and Davis won the tournament without losing a single match. He won $250 in tourney money and $270 in Calcutta money. Davis started out the tourney by beating Michael Harris, of McAlester. He then beat three additional McAlester players – Don Mendenhall, Lee Riddle and Stony Green. Davis then played the hot seat match against David Bickford, of Tulsa, and won the double hill game to put him in the hot seat. Finally, Davis played Lee Riddle for the championship and won. Lee Riddle, of McAlester, took second in the tournament. He got $175 in tourney winnings and $200 in Calcutta money. David Bickford, of Tulsa, took third place. He won $110 in tourney money and $130 in Calcutta funds. Mike Wilson, of McAlester, took fourth place. He got $85 in tourney winnings and $70 in Calcutta money. James Poe, of Ada, finished in the 5th / 6th position along with Stony Green, of McAlester. They each got $60 in tournament winnings. Back Alley Billiards hosts tournaments every Saturday at noon (Calcutta at 1 p.m.). For more information about these tournaments, call Back Alley Billiards at 918-916-CUES (2837). Also, refer to the “Tournament Trail” section of RackEm Magazine for a listing of all tournaments at Back Alley Billiards.

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Rudder and Diaz Win LSBT Spring

strong. The former Houston Open There were 88 players in Champion went on to secure his attendance this past weekend at ninth straight win, eliminating Bogies West in Houston, Texas, Mooney, 7-4, earning himself a the newest Lone Star Billiards well-deserved shot at first place. Tour venue, hosting its first twoIn an amazing display of stamina, day, 9-ball event in addition to a the veteran Strickland mustered Gulf Coast Women’s 9-ball event. enough steam to overcome Former Lone Star Tour Champion Rudder for a tenth straight Chase Rudder fought his way win, 9-5. Rudder knew it was through an elite field of 39 players, time to tighten his belt and end while Marvin Diaz took care of Strickland’s reign. Stepping up his business in his 51-player division, game, Rudder shut-out Strickland to capture 2015 Lone Star titles. the second set, 7-0, to win his first The Lone Star Tour Spring event of 2015. 9-Ball Event kicked off on In the amateur division, Saturday, March 7th, and played Houston’s own Abel Lara reached through Sunday afternoon. Chase the winners’ side final four with Rudder surged to a hot seat victory wins over Bobby Dominguez, over Austin’s Tom Mooney, 9-3, Tyler Partin, Erik Renteria, and and Abel Lara took down Bill Horacio Cortez while Marvin Diaz Fuller in the amateur side hot seat, bested Scooter Thweatt, Kevin 7-1, but the finals would shape up Nguyen, and Josh Dordek, to meet a bit differently than expected. Lara. Bill Fuller overcame Viet Do, Saturday’s competition Chase Rudder, GM Stephanie Verron Raymond Cardenas, and Anthony brought back the final 40 Gepayo, while Austin’s Justin Espinosa made his way through Sonny Bosshamer, John competitors on Sunday. Open division action saw Rudder defeat Joey Torres, 9-6, Newsome, and Tom Mooney. On the one loss side, Gepayo eliminated Renteria, 5-3, James Davis, Jr., 9-3, and Raymond Cardenas, 9-6. Mooney bested Josh Dordek, and Mooney bested Nguyen, 5-2. On the bottom side, Dordek ousted Newsome, 5-2, 9-5, Jesse Langston, 9-7, and Mike Liang, 9-1, to meet Rudder for the hot seat. After and Derrell Taylor fell to Cortez, 5-3. Back on the east side, Lara bested Diaz, 7-3, a second round loss to Kevin Nguyen, League City’s Denis Strickland had an epic and it was Fuller over Espinosa, 7-5. On the one loss side, Diaz defeated Mooney, 5-3, run with wins over Chuck Adams, Will Felder, Marc McClure, David Gutierrez, and while Dordek shut-out Espinosa, 5-0. Lara claimed the hot seat, dealing Fuller his first Jesse Langston, to meet Joey Torres. On the topside, it was Davis, Jr. over Dordek, loss, 7-1. Diaz made his way back through Dordek, then Fuller, for a rematch with and Strickland put another notch in his belt with a 7-4 win over Torres. Davis Jr. Lara. Diaz sent the finals into overtime, capturing the first set, 7-5. During the second ousted Liang, 7-3, and Strickland secured his seventh win over Cardenas, 7-6. On the set, after a few unforced errors by Lara, Diaz took the lead and secured the win, 5-2. east side, Rudder defeated Mooney for the hot seat, 9-3, while Strickland eliminated This year the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour (www.facebook.com/ Davis, Jr. on the east, 7-6. After eight straight match wins, Strickland was still going

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gulfcoasttour) will stage a women’s 9-ball event at each Lone Star Tour stop. There were 29 ladies competing in Saturday’s event, with Natalie Esparza emerging undefeated with a 7-5 win over Terry Petrosino. Read the complete article at www. wpba.com. The Lone Star Billiards Tour would like to thank sponsors Poison by Predator Cues, www.poisonbilliards.com, Delta-13 Rack, www.delta-13.com, Ozone Billiards, www.OzoneBilliards.com, www.ImproveYourShot.com, and the APA of North Harris County, www.facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty. “Thank you” to Bogies West, GM Stephanie Verron and staff, for hosting a first-rate event. The tour would also like to recognize Chuck Adams and Ricki Casper for their assistance with tournament direction. Last but not least, congratulations to Robyn and Richard Petrosino who each won a Poison VX Break/Jump Cue in Saturday’s raffles. The next event will be May 16-17 at Ariana’s (the old Rose Country), 13802 Homestead Rd., Houston, Texas. This will be the first bar table event on tour since 2011 and we look forward to a big turnout. There are (16) tables and they will be open. For more information about Ariana’s, visit www.facebook.com/ arianashonkytonkcantina. For event details and information on the 2015 season, visit www. LoneStarBilliardsTour.com. “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ LoneStarTour.

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RAIL BRIDGES

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Any time the cueball is too close to the rail to put your bridge hand on the table, you’re forced to use a rail bridge. The smaller the table, the more often this happens. On barboxes, a healthy percentage of your shots are from the rail. Rail bridges are needed frequently, and they’re worth a little attention. Let’s begin by looking at what not to do. Do not elevate the butt of your cue any further than absolutely necessary. Looking around the poolroom, you’ll see this a lot – players thinking they have to elevate to keep from miscuing. Some use a closed bridge (finger loop) because that’s the bridge they always use. What’s wrong with this? It’s too high. Using a closed bridge off the rail forces you to elevate simply to get the tip down to the vicinity of the ball. Others elevate because they feel they will miscue if they’re flat. Nah – chalk the edges of your tip, get your tip low enough on the cueball, get your stick flat, stroke well, sink balls. So, what’s wrong with elevating? For starters, when you elevate, the cueball jumps. It leaves the table surface on nearly every shot anyway, but as you elevate, you might get enough “air” to cause a miss. Also, if the cueball is frozen to the rail and you elevate and hit a little too high on the cueball, you risk trapping the ball between the tip and the table and not getting a clean hit. Worst of all, as you elevate, the amount of massé (curve) you get from left or right english dramatically increases. In other words, if you are elevated and you don’t hit precisely on the vertical axis of the cueball, the cueball is going to curve a lot more than with a nearly level cue. This is difficult to control, and if it’s unintentional, you’ll miss. Rails are made in two basic styles: flat and rounded. The curved ones allow you to get your bridge hand a little lower, making it easier to approach a level stroke. In addition, rails that are wider provide more options for hand placement and bridge length. Two rail bridges are all you need for the vast majority of shots: the Open Bridge and the Four Finger Bridge. The Open Bridge is almost the same as the version used on the table bed (palm down, thumb pressed against forefinger to make the bridge). The difference is you want to be very flat on the rail, so your bridge is low and you don’t have to elevate to get the tip down. Start with your hand flat. Pressing down with the tip of your forefinger, drag the fingertip back toward your hand, allowing the middle knuckle to point up while the fingernail knuckle curves down. This makes a little “wall” for

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the stick to glide against. The best way to get lower with the Open Bridge is to lay the stick on the cushion cloth and then raise it up just enough to avoid touching the cloth on your stroke. Raise the stick that little bit by squeezing your thumb in closer to your forefinger. Experiment with this. It makes a big difference. The Four Finger Bridge is really the easiest way to control the stick from the rail: 1. Lay the stick on the cushion cloth. 2. Touch the thumb of your bridge hand to the palm, leaving four fingers out. 3. Lower the bridge hand onto the rail, straddling the stick with your forefinger and middle finger (the thumb stays tucked under, out of sight). 4. Drop your palm to the rail, if possible. 5. You now have the stick controlled through four points of contact: cushion, forefinger, middle finger, and the thumb knuckle closest to the palm. It’s going where it’s pointed. The Four Finger Bridge will give you confidence and control, while allowing the stick to be as low and flat as possible. Caution: Don’t use this bridge when the cueball is close to the rail – you might catch the tip on that little bump you sometimes find between the cushion cloth and the rail surface. Which bridge should you use when? It depends on which is more comfortable for a given shot. If the cueball is close to or frozen to the cushion, you’ll need the Open Bridge. Sometimes you need to make the Open Bridge with your fingertips out at the edge of the rail, to get far enough from the ball to have room to stroke. For these shots, press your fingers against the rail to stabilize the bridge hand. Sometimes it helps to lower your wrist also. As your aim line moves from perpendicular to the rail toward parallel, an Open Bridge will gradually become too long (too far from the cueball). Switch to the Four Finger Bridge. When the cueball is a little too far from the rail to bridge on the rail, but too close to bridge on the table, use the Four Finger Bridge and drape your fingers over the nose of the cushion and hug the cushion with your fingers to get stable. If you don’t like rail bridges, play on bigger tables, or play better position. When you can bridge with your hand on the table, you have the freedom to strike the cueball anywhere you choose.

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PERSPECTIVE Another View on the Mental Game

I recently received the following question from a reader: Hello Michael, I think I am considered a fair pool player at our Community Center, but would be a better player if I did not so often “freeze” on the Eight Ball shot. I will run 3, 4 even 6 balls then miss a number of easy shots on the Eight Ball. Any suggestions? - Jerry

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Yes. Most likely, you are telling yourself to miss the shot. The fact is, we know how to shoot. Most of the time, you can make the ball. Like driving a car, you can usually do everything you need to do without even thinking about it – and believe it or not, that is the key to playing well! Our subconscious minds are not capable of understanding negative thoughts. It is perception oriented, not verbally oriented. So, when I tell you not to think of the color red, that is the first thing you do! Your subconscious mind does not understand the concept of “don’t.” How many times have you said to yourself, just before a shot: “Ok, whatever you do, don’t overcut this ball,” only to take the shot and overcut it? It has happened to me many times, and I am sure it’s happened to you as well. Now, think about how many times you have shot a ball into the pocket, and all you were really focused on was cue ball position. Making the ball is a foregone conclusion; you just want the cue ball to get to the perfect spot to make your next shot. Most of the time, the object ball goes in, right? That’s because your subconscious mind and your muscles already know what to do. Sometimes, you’ll be down on your shot, and something nags at you, telling you the shot isn’t going to go in. You ignore it, shoot the shot, and you miss. How often have you heard someone say “I knew it was going to miss before I even shot it!” That was the subconscious mind trying to get your attention. Learn to hear it, and pay attention. If it’s telling you something’s wrong, stand up, reset yourself, and get back down on the shot. Don’t shoot the ball until it feels right.

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So, Jerry, why are you missing the 8-ball? Because you are telling yourself to miss the 8- ball! Most likely, you are thinking to yourself, “I always miss this, and I’m probably going to miss this one too. Please, don’t miss it!” Your subconscious mind listens, strips away the negative “don’t,” and it receives the message: “Miss this shot!” Now, you get down on the shot, take a couple of practice strokes, and listen for that inner voice. Oh, good, it’s not giving you warning bells, awesome! You shoot, and promptly miss! There were no warning bells in your head, because your subconscious mind was told to miss, and it knew you were on track to miss. When we are running a table, and getting to the last ball we have to make to win, it’s very difficult to stop listening to that voice that tells us “Don’t screw this up now.” If you can manage to get into the zone, and just make balls until you have nothing left to shoot at, then your ego won’t get in the way. This is not an easy lesson to learn; I’m still struggling with this myself. When you are having this problem consistently, it makes it even harder to get out of it. Figure out a way to distract yourself, so you don’t have time to doubt your ability to make that final 8-ball. If you find that your conscious mind is trying to interfere, get up. Go take a sip of your beverage, chalk your tip, get down on the shot, and make it. After your match, I suggest that you set up the shot you missed, and practice it until you make it ten times in a row. You need to put a successful shot into your memory bank, so that your brain has a reference for the future. Then, next time you are faced with that final 8-ball shot, picture it going in the center of the pocket. Get down on the shot, and listen to your inner voice. It will tell you when you’re ready to pull the trigger. If you would like to share some of your success stories (or even the failures), or have suggestions for future articles, please feel free to drop me a line at pool@billiardsprofessor.com.

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Last month I warned you about the problems of using side spin. I hope that column didn’t scare you too much because the effective use of English is essential to your development as a pool player. It adds several dimensions to what you can do with the cue ball. This month’s column is intended for those who are just beginning to use side spin to make sure you get started in the right direction. In Shot 1 is a typical situation where a beginner can reasonably try adding the complications of English since the shot is short and there is not much angle. Of course if there is no positional reason to play with side it should be avoided, but let’s suppose the cue ball needs to be taken in some unnatural direction to break out a cluster or to get position on the next ball. Set up the shot with the 1 ball about a half-inch off the cushion and even with the diamond as shown, and the cue ball positioned back about a foot and with the cue stick passing over the second diamond. The other object balls are there as targets to hit when using left and right spin. You could also use a coin as your target. First, find out where the cue ball wants to go naturally. That is, shoot the shot softly and just let the cue ball roll into the 1 ball pocketing the 1. The natural simple rolling angle depends a little on the balls, cloth and cushion, but for most equipment the cue ball will go somewhere between the 4 and 5 balls if you put the 1 ball in the center of the pocket. Next, try a little right English. Position the cue tip so its left edge is at the center of the cue ball. I’d call this half a tip of English. Try the shot shooting softly and bringing your stick straight through on that offset line. If you miss it although you felt you were aligned well, you may be running into one or more of the problems I mentioned last time. Don’t worry about the exact cause, but do adjust your aim on the next shot. I hope you notice which side of the pocket you miss the ball on when you miss because otherwise you won’t know which way to adjust. Try some more shots with half a tip of spin and notice where the cue ball goes for that spin. Gradually work the tip out to the right side of the cue ball working on your aim for each offset. Strive for each shot to put the object ball in the middle of the pocket. Did you remember to chalk for each shot? If you don’t chalk you will learn by miscuing that you must not ever hit the ball offcenter and then your

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Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone once said, “Great players know that playing good just don’t cut the mustard.” There’s a lot of truth to what he said. Most pro players know that if they get too concerned about not being bad, they might not free themselves up enough to play to their potential. If you truly love pool, you must enjoy the fact that it is a very difficult game. If you spend time challenging the fact that pool is a game of errors and worry over trying to make it into a game that’s simple, you’re really trying to take all of the “fun” out of the game. In fact, in over 500 years of play, no one has ever completely mastered pool—not Willie Mosconi, not Steve Mizerak, not Shane Van Boening...and for that matter, I don’t believe that anyone ever will. When I see a pool player become irritated over a poorly struck shot, I know one thing for sure: they are not playing in the “present.” The player’s mind is lingering somewhere in the past, focused on something that they no longer have control over. Most pool players refuse to accept mistakes. But in pool, mistakes are unavoidable. Accepting them is not a weakness. It’s an important part of developing mental toughness and being able to recover from mistakes that you have made in the past. Nothing should bother or upset you when you are at the table, and you should have a positive mindset on every single shot. Acceptance should be practiced during every single game. After the match is over, it’s fine to make a quick assessment of where you made your mistakes. Reflection is an important part of becoming a better player. However, being able to control when you reflect is the mark of a champion. In fact, confident players think about what they are going to do when they return to the table. Those that lack confidence think about the things they don’t want to happen. Given two players of equal ability, the more confident one will win nearly 100 percent of the time. The reason they win is because they believe they are going to. If you play with confidence, you will respond well. When pool players are in the “DEAD SROKE,” it’s almost like they have a “joy stick” linking their mind to the cue ball. They think about nothing else. They are completely focused. The possibility of missing or scratching does not exist. Once they have decided what to do, the only thing that is on their mind is execution. To play subconscious pool, you must trust your stroke, and believe that your strategy will work. That’s easy to say, even harder to do. Once you miss hit a ball or two, your trust begins to diminish. Players try to fix their stroke, and they start thinking mechanically. Thinking this way is quite rational. If your stroke causes you to miss a shot, there is obviously some type of mechanical problem. Why should you trust a faulty stroke? The answer is that no one has a perfect stroke, and thinking mechanically is not going to make things better. The more I watch the best pool players in the world, the more I’m convinced that what separates the “professionals” from the “amateurs” is not how precise they are at playing position. It’s their proficiency at pocketing crucial shots in high-pressure situations. Professional players understand that difficult shots are an important part of the game. So stop belittling yourself if you miss. Missing a ball only means you are human. Players that compete with a positive attitude don’t get upset when they miss a difficult shot. They figure that everyone’s going to miss sooner or later and accepting the fact that you will miss on occasion is one way that you can separate yourself from your opponents. Instead of worrying about a miss, think of how devastating it will be for your opponent if you pocket that long, hard, difficult shot. Nothing discourages an opponent any more than losing a game they thought they would win.

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GOAL-SETTING No matter what kind of skill or level of skill you want, goal-setting has proven to be very effective. Achievers in various fields including athletes and business people use this technique. It gives you long-term vision and shortterm motivation. It helps you focus and organize. It forces you to confront certain realities about your game so that you know what you need to improve on.

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Jackie Karol (formerly Broadhurst) has been a pool player for as long as she can remember. She was born in Richland, WA and then moved to Philadelphia as a child. In her teen years, when some kids were looking for minimum wage jobs, Jackie was trying to setup money matches in addition to working. From Philadelphia, she moved to Denver, CO and has a degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and supported her pool career along the way as a restaurant/bar owner, consultant, black jack and poker dealer and car salesperson. After years on both amateur and pro tours and numerous tournament wins including both an 8-Ball and Trick Shot National Championships, Jackie has refocused her talents toward helping others reach their dreams in pool. Moving to Chico, CA in 2010, she provides demonstrations and challenge matches for festivals and fundraisers around the country. Along with her “Angels of Billiards”, Jackie has entertained and won over crowds with her personality, skill and ability to make pool accessible to men and women of all ages. At the Chico Billiards Academy, she offers private and group lessons as well as structured courses to help people go from beginner to competitive player. She also operates a pro shop and carries cues, cases and many other supplies for both players and pool halls. Jackie is also heavily involved in the community, participating in Rotary, 2030 Active Club, Toastmasters, Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Association, Eagles, Elks and is the Treasurer of the Noon Exchange Club of Chico.

LONG-TERM Not every pool player has the desire to become a world-class pool player. But for people who love competition, it is their nature to be the best that they can be. The first step in setting goals is to consider what you want to achieve. So at what level do you want to play pool? Do you want to beat all of your friends? Do you want to move up a rating in your league? Do you want to be the best in the world? MEASURE First, you must have a specific measurement in mind to determine your long-term goal. For example, if your goal is to beat all of your friends, how many balls would you have to run to be the best player amongst your friends? Would the best be able to run 3 or 4 balls, or 3 or 4 racks? Write that number down. Next, you must measure your ability. For example, how many balls you can run without a miss, right now? ‘You must know where you are, to get where you want to go.’ Throw all 15 balls on the table, with ball-in-hand on your first shot, and see how many you can make without missing. Try this drill 20 or more times and record your highest run. TIME How much time are you going to spend practicing to improve your performance? Consult an instructor on how much focused practice time he/she thinks it would take for you to achieve this goal. If you plan to practice only 1 hour a week, and your goal is to increase your high run by 50 balls, it could take you years to achieve this goal. But if you practiced for 6 hours/day, you may be able to achieve it in months. If you think it will take too much time for you to obtain your long-term goal, either consider more practice time or setting a lower long-term goal. SHORT-TERM First, subtract your long-term goal from your current measurement of ability. For example, when I set my goal to win the BCA 8-Ball tournament, my long-term goal was 100 balls. One year prior, I could only run 32 balls, but I practiced for 6 hours/day, 6 days/week. Therefore, my long-term goal subtracted from current ability was 68 balls. Next, divide that number by the number of months or weeks that you plan to achieve your goal. I planned to run 100 balls in 1 year, so 68 divided by 12 is 5.6. Therefore my short-term goal was to increase my high run by 5 or 6 balls per month. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals. You can see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. After seeing this technique work, you will then be able to achieve even higher and more difficult goals. Remember that if you are getting significantly higher or lower results than you expected, you can make adjustments. The next articles are designed to help you perfect your practice and be the best you can be in the shortest amount of time.

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By Andrew Monstis LINCOLN CITY, OR Corey Deuel drives a run-out pace and ran through the loser’s bracket, beating Canadian Champion John Morra in finals. John Morra chopped through a star studded bracket to get to the point and showed he was in total command until coming up against Corey who held John to only 6 combined in games in both the finals matches on his way to the $10,000 1st place prize. Vivian Villarreal came out of the loser’s bracket, where she was sent packing by Cindy Sliva who waited on the point. Vivian got through tough competitor Kim Jones, to return to Cindy again. The finals match featured a lot of great play from both women. They both played like champions and Vivian had to struggle to capture the $4000 1st place check. Cindy once again showed why she is one of the Northwest’s finest, keeping up with seasoned professional, Vivian Villarreal. Chinook Winds added $21,000 to the 8-Ball Open events, $17,000 to Men’s division with guaranteed $10,000 for 1st and $5,000 to the Women’s division with $4000 guaranteed for 1st place. Western BCA added an additional $4000 to the events. The Men’s division raced to 7 and the Women’s raced to 5. 128 men and 38 women

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entered, trying to get into the money. A $1000 added Warm up 8-ball tournament took place Thursday before main event. League players and those entered in Main event were welcome to play. 83 men entered the $25 entry, race to 3, Double elimination event. The short race can be an equalizer with top players. It was a smash event. There was over $3000 in prize money. Rafael Martinez took 1st, Jason Shaw 2nd, Josh Roberts 3rd, Stan Tourangeau 4th, Ace Brown and Corey Deuel 5th/6th, Steve Lingelbach and Marc Vidal 7th/8th. The Calcutta went off well. Auctioning through both fields took some time but it was well worth it. There was a net $25,280 in the men’s and $6425 in the women’s. Paul “Kez Dog” Marquez and Carissa Biggs helped out calling on bidders. It was a fun and exciting event. It took a lot of hard work producing the Chinook Winds Open event. Cocoordinators/directors Andrew Monstis and Mike Jensen worked 100’s of volunteer hours to make this event successful as it was. It was about pool. It was very rewarding to hear the praise coming from both participants and spectators. The top players all said it was the best event they have ever been too. First timers to the event

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said they had never seen such a great event. Others said this was the biggest event in the Northwest since “Ocean Shores” event in the early eighties. Special thanks to Mike Howerton, “Azbilliards”, Lenny Marshall “On The Rail TV”, Ozzie Reynolds of “Cuesports International” Ric and Bonnie Jones of Bad Boys Production and Chinook Winds & WBCA staff for their considerable help. They say it’s better at the beach and they are right! Chinook Winds Casino Resort is a full service facility and is an exceptional place for a tournament venue. Having this event tucked in at the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon creates an atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else. The huge gallery of spectators did watch many excellent matches as the Tournament unfolded. People were able to watch and learn what great pool playing is about. The crowds were in awe of top players like Vivian Villarreal, Stacy Allsup, Rebecca Wagner, Kathy MacDonald, Shane Van Boening, Scott Frost, Rodney Morris, Joshua Roberts, Danny Olson, Ace Brown and Jayson Shaw. They were equally dazzled by top local players like Cindy Sliva, Kim Jones, Carissa Biggs, Liz Cole, Danny Louie, Rafael Martinez, Stan Tourangeau, Matt Horner and Randy Baker. These great pool players showed their talent. Mike Massey Shared with the crowed some of his patented trick shots, What fun!

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RESULTS Men Payout $25,000 1st $10,000 2nd $5,000 3rd $3,000 4th $2,000 5th $1,500 6th $1,500 7th $1,000 8th $1,000 9th $600 9th $600 9th $600 9th $600 13th $300 13th $300 13th $300 13th $300

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Meanwhile, Van Boening was chewing through his opponents, not allowing any of them to get more than 4 games on him; that is, until he got to the 6th round. There, he met Sean Lewis, who had been blazing his own trail through the bracket, was on fire and who was very much up to the challenge of facing SVB on the stream table. In the longest match Van Boening played, Lewis played tough and smart to give the nationally ranked pro a real hill/hill grind of table runs and safeties. Lewis’ last safety in the 13th game of the set rolled just a little far and gave SVB an opportunity back to the table; he made an incredible shot from a tough spot, finishing the rack and the match, 7-6. Dan Louie and Shane Van Boening would play for the point, while Rafael Martinez and Sean Lewis each had to beat one more player before meeting each other in the match for 4th place. Lewis defeated Todd Marsh and Damian Pongpanik lost to Martinez. In the quarterfinal match, Lewis and Martinez both played strong, but it was Martinez that would come out the victor and Sean Lewis finished 4th place. Martinez waited to play the loser of the match for the point. The point match was announced and a crowd gathered to watch national and world champion from South Dakota, Shane Van Boening play against local favorite and past national champion from Mercer Island, WA, Dan Louie. Van Boening continued his own winning streak by beating Louie 7-3 and laying claim to the hot seat. After SVB sent Dan Louie over to the B side, Louie and Rafael Martinez had a rematch. Louie was fresh off his loss to SVB and did not play as well as he did in his first match up with Martinez. Louie gave Martinez too many chances with uncharacteristic misses, while Martinez found his groove and got into a rapid but smooth stroke, to defeat Louie by the same score Louie had beaten him by earlier, 7-3 and move on to the final match. Malarkey’s was packed with pool fans from all over the Seattle/Tacoma area to see former world champion Rafael Martinez face the current #1 US ranked pro player, Shane Van Boening. The final match of the February Freeze was one of the fastest in Malarkey’s history. SVB expertly ran through 6 straight racks in about 15 minutes. He broke and scratched on the 7th rack, finally giving Rafael Martinez a chance at the table. Martinez, the calm and quick shooter who easily defeated Dan Louie in the semi-final, seemed rushed and uncomfortable in this final as he pocketed the first few balls. Unfortunately, he miscued on the 6-ball, giving control of the table back to SVB and that was the end of the match, as Van Boening quickly ran out the rest of the rack, to win the match 7-0. Rafael Martinez took 2nd place and Shane Van Boening won the title of February Freeze 2015 Champion.

Results

1st $1,400 2nd $700 3rd $500 4th $375 5th/6th $225 7th/8th $200 9th/12th $150 13th/16th $125 Top Women $175 (split)

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Fred passed away on March 15, 2015. His funeral was in Union City, TN. There will be a Memorial Service in Daytona Beach, FL at Westside Baptist Church on Mason Avenue April 4th at 10 am. Fred had so many friends all over the world. Just know that had he been able to call, text or facebook you, he would have. I want to thank you for the beautiful flowers, cards and phone calls. Thank you, Sue Roberts Stoll Fred grew up in Daytona Beach, graduating from Mainland High School in 1972. Fred worked at the Daytona Beach News Journal and continued to be a freelance photographer for the paper. Fred retired from the United States Postal service in 2012. Fred was also the photographer for the BCAPL. Many of you knew Fred as Santa. He loved making Christmas a special time for children and their families. I look forward to celebrating Fred’s life with his Florida family and friends. HOURS: 11:00am to 1:30am Monday thru Thursday. 11:00amto 2:00am Friday & Saturday. 1:00pm to 1:30am Sunday

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WOMEN’S 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Sharky’s Billiards DAVENPORT, IA Big thank you to the women that came out and got down playing some great Nineball! Congratulations to our big winner Julia Gabriel from St. Charles, MO and coming in a close 2nd place was Karla Chorny from Cedar Rapids, IA. It doesn’t get any closer than Hill-Hill second set in the finals.... Karla went on a one loss tear to come back through the backside to face Julia for the Championship! Good Shooting Ladies! Results 1st Julia Gabriel (St. Charles, MO) 2nd Karla Chorny (Cedar Rapids, IA)

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Billy Barnes wins Progressive Final at Back Alley Billiards Billy Barnes, of Fort Smith, Ark., won the final progressive pool tournament at Back Alley Billiards, in McAlester, Okla., in March. The progressive qualifiers spanned over a year and the final tournament, with nearly $2,700 in the prize fund, took place on March 7. Out of more than 60 players, only 18 qualified to play in the final tournament. All players who qualified took home a portion of the prize fund. And for winning the tournament, Billy Barnes received $340 tourney winnings, $310 Calcutta money and $65 side pot winnings. Billy started the tournament by winning his first match against Jason Chappell. He then won against Bob Poole and Pete Manschreck. Billy then played Darren Mize for the hot seat and lost that match. After sitting for some time, and waiting for the losers bracket to catch up, Billy then played Trenton Bolding and won that match. Billy then beat Darren twice and was named Progressive tournament champion! Darren Mize, of Arkansas, finished in second place and won $250 tourney money, $230 Calcutta winnings and $45 side pot money. Trenton Bolding, of McAlester, finished in third place and took home $200 tourney winnings and $150 Calcutta money. Pete , of McAlester, finished in fourth place and took home $160 in tourney winnings and $75 in Calcutta money. Other top finishers included Randy Fuller, of Arkansas, and J.R. Calistro, of McAlester, who got 5th/6th place. Jason Chappell, of Atoka, and Shan Weiher, of McAlester, finished in 7th/8th place. Back Alley Billiards will host another Progressive tournament in 2015/2016. The first qualifying tournament begins on the first Saturday of April and the final tournament will be on the first Saturday of May in 2016. The final progressive tourney is projected to have more than $3,000 in the prize fund. To qualify, players must participate in at least 6 of the qualifying tournaments throughout the year. The qualifiers take place on the first Saturday of every month. For more information, call Rachel at 510-290-3599 or call Back Alley Billiards at 918-916-CUES (2837). Additional tournaments at Back Alley Billiards are listed in the “Tournament Trail� section of this issue of RackEm Magazine.

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Indiana Junior 9-Ball

Champions Crowned Story & Photos by Joseph Watson, Jr.

March 24, 2015 (Denver, CO): Let me start off saying what a great bunch of young pool players. Not only did they show off some excellent sportsmanship, but showed off some really great talent. There were many young guns coming for sure. We’d like to thank the sponsors of the event, Joe Tucker ( joetucker.net) , CDX Supershaft, Bullseye Billiards, Break Time Billiards, PhatGuy Sports Bar & Grill, and last but not least the APA10KChallenge for hosting the event. The event brought in 28 of the toughest juniors from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Minnesota. We had 2 events 14 and under division and 18 and under division. Each event was limited to 16 player fields, but we had 19 14 and under players so we let the other 3 play as well so no one was left out. I mean this is who the events were for right? The 18 and under division only had 10 players and tough ones at that. It was Zach Lafferty 16 , from East Alton, IL. Tearing through the competition and going undefeated through the tournament to take first place and earning a spot in the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships in Las Vegas. Second place finisher goes to Kindra Hurlbert from Northfield, Minnesota losing her first match to Zach and fighting her way back through the one loss side to face off again against Zach. Third place going to Morrisville, IN own Tommy Barnes. Topping off the top 4 is Colton Adams from Cerro Gordo, IL his

first high level tournament and played well. In the 14 and under division and some of the toughest youngsters to play the game, was Joey Brush out of Terre Haute, IN also going through the tournament undefeated and winning the spot to BEF Junior 9-Ball Nationals in Las Vegas. It was Riley Adkins son of the infamous Dee Adkins in Columbus, OH taking second place who has only been playing for about 4 months losing to Joey early on in the tournament and fighting his way back through the competition to get another chance at Joey. It was a David vs Goliath match (see photo). Third going to

Kaleb Everly and fourth going to Quintin Scott. The tournament ran smoothly and again some of the best sportsmanship I have seen. It was my first time running the event and believe it was a huge success. Can’t wait until next year. We’d like to give a shout out to Samm Diep, Executive Director at the BEF for building up this sport we all love for are youth. For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or participating in a Junior State Championship, visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039. Complete list of nationwide junior events listed here: http://billiardeducation.org/events/

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Tickets on sale from Thursday 26th March FOLLOWING A SELL-OUT event last year, tickets for the 2015 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup will be on sale from Thursday 26th March. Taking place from Monday December 7 to Thursday December 10, the Europe v USA showdown is hosted for the first time at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. The defending champions are Team Europe who won their fifth consecutive title in Blackpool, England in December 2014. Now making its seventh appearance in Las Vegas, the Mosconi Cup is pool’s biggest brand and it features two five-man teams competing in a series of singles and doubles matches over the four days.

“The Americans badly need a win following the Europeans’ success over the past five years and one thing that will surely lift the team will be huge support at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. “One of the constant factors in Europe’s run of victories has been the passionate backing of their fans and it’s now the American fans time to show their steel. “That said, there will be plane loads of Euro fans making the trip in December and I’m pretty sure this year will see the Mosconi Cup attendance record smashed!”

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Voice your opinion good or bad. Have your say Maybe it will make a difference. There are only a few rules at this time. FULL NAME: Joseph James Brush NICKNAME: Joey HOME TOWN: Brazil BIRTH DATE: 2/24/2001 GRADE: 7th GPA: 3 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Plaza Billiards, Brazil Moose lodge, Brickyard billiards WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? 5280 cue for shooting, I have a custom James Green jump/break cue AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 11 years old LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES/HIGHEST FINISHES: Finished 1st at APA Indiana junior state championships in 2013 & 2014 in 14 & under age Bracket.. I won the 1st Annual Terre Haute New years day Hangover tournament,lol...They had 32 player field! went to 2013 NAPA Nationals MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: My first national tournament. FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Poison HOBBIES: pool, metal detecting, fishing, bowling, basketball FAVORITE POOL GAME: 9- ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Shane Van Boening FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza FICTIONAL HERO: Spiderman REAL-WORLD HERO: Firefighters FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: playing pool with dad GOALS (personal and/or career): I wanna be a great pool player someday!

1. You cannot use anybody’s name 2. You cannot use any location’s name like “Somebody’s Bar & Grill” or “Somebody’s Pool Hall”. This is only about fixing what could possibly be wrong. It’s not about calling someone out. It’s about calling out what someone does or doesn’t do. 3. Keep it respectful (as you can). 4. No obscene verbage. The tone is simple: “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Let’s Change It!!! email: opm@onthebreaknews.com

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LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball Progressive (#1)-Open $20 Call KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 8-Ball 3-Man $75 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Big Dog Billiards (see ad p8) 515-266-6100 3 Man Team 8-Ball $60 incl g.f. $500 w/32 Smokin Aces (see ad Mar) 573-712-2900 9-Ball Bar Box Open-Race to 21 $2,000-Limit 16 $2,000 Red Shoes (see ad p9) 708-388-3700 8-Ball $50 incl g.f. $500 w/f.f. Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball 7 & under-Race to 5 $20 $$$ Jamaica Joes (see ad p25) 405-736-0590 9-Ball $55 $5,000 HyVee Hall 303-926-1039 Iowa Jr State 9-Ball Call Call Super Billiards (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Open 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Super Billiards (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Women 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Super Billiards (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Seniors (50+) 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Super Billiards (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Super Seniors (65+) 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Super Billiards (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Juniors 9-Ball 17/12 & Under FREE Call White Diamond (see ad Feb) 337-989-9889 Super 9-Ball $40 $1000 w/f.f. Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball Rated ALL players $20 $$$ KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 8-Ball Women $25 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Fargo Billiards (see ad Mar) 701-282-4168 Spring Shootout-Ring Game $40 Call Fargo Billiards (see ad Mar) 701-282-4168 Spring Shootout-Open 10-Ball $90-Limit 32 $1,500 Fargo Billiards (see ad Mar) 701-282-4168 Spring Shootout-9-Ball $40-Limit 96 Call Fargo Billiards (see ad Mar) 701-282-4168 Spring Shootout-Open 8-Ball $60-Limit 128 $2,000 Sharky’s (see ad p26) 563-359-RACK 10-Ball-16 player max 3 Div. $100 Call Lindenwood Univ 303-926-1039 Missouri Jr State 9-Ball Boys $5+$20 fees Call Lindenwood Univ 303-926-1039 Missouri Jr State 9-Ball Girls $5+$20 fees Call Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball 5 & under-race to 4 $15 $$$ CR Sports Bar (see ad p16) 763-780-1585 9-Ball $50 incl fees Varies Bogies West (see ad p9) 832-912-4432 8-Ball $50-Limit 64 $500 Guar Lindenwood Univ 303-926-1039 MO Jr 9-Ball Boys 18 & under $5+$20 fees Call KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 Rotation 8-9-10 Ball-race to 5 $40 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball Progressive (#2)-Open $20 Call Red Shoes (see ad p9) 708-388-3700 One Pocket $50 incl g.f. $500 w/f.f. KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 8-Ball Any Scotch Doubles $50 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 9-Ball 7 & under-Race to 5 $20 $$$ Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball Rated 8 & under $20 $$$ Grand Hotel (see ad p21) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (mini 9-Ball) Call Call Grand Hotel (see ad p21) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (Men’s 8-Ball) $110 incl. g.f. $10,000 Grand Hotel (see ad p21) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (Wmn’s 8-Ball) $85 incl. g.f. $3,000 Griffith Billiards (see ad p8) 219-934-POOL 8-Ball Dream Team-48T max $500 Call Griffith Billiards (see ad p8) 219-934-POOL 8-Ball Singles $80 Call Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball 6 & under-race to 4 $15 $$$ KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 8-Ball Open $40 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Racks on the Rocks 303-926-1039 IL Jr State 9-Ball Call Call Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 Jack & Jill Scotch 8-Ball $30 $$$ KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 Big Table 9-Ball - Limit 32 $40 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball Progressive (#3)-Open $20 Call Fargo Billiards (see ad Mar) 701-282-4168 ND Jr State 9-Ball Call Call KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 9-Ball Handicap $40 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball 7 & under-Race to 5 $20 $$$ Bogies West (see ad p9) 832-912-4432 9-Ball $50-Limit 64 $500 Guar Red Shoes (see ad p9) 708-388-3700 9-Ball $50 incl g.f. $500 w/f.f. KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 8-Ball No Master Partner/Singles $40 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Bogies Billiards (see ad p24) 281-821-4544 Women’s 9-Ball $25 Call Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 Rated 8-Ball for all players $20 $$$ Bogies Billiards (see ad p24) 281-821-4544 9-Ball $35/$25 Am. $1,000 Shooters (see ad p26) 913-780-5740 One Pocket $60 $1,000 Shooters (see ad p26) 913-780-5740 9-Ball Bar Table $65M/$50W $4,000 KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 Big Table One Pocket $40 incl g.f. $500 w/64 Back Alley (see ad p16) 918-916-2837 8-Ball 5 & under-race to 4 $15 $$$ Bogies West (see ad p9) 832-912-4432 8-Ball $50-Limit 64 $500 Guar Bogies West (see ad p9) 832-912-4432 9-Ball $50-Limit 64 $500 Guar Skinny Bob’s (see ad p20) 512-733-1111 Texas Open Ring Game $100 limit 16 Call Skinny Bob’s (see ad p20) 512-733-1111 Texas Open 9-Ball $125 limit 128 $3,200 Guar Skinny Bob’s (see ad p20) 512-733-1111 Texas Open Women $75 limit 32 $800 Guar KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 Big Table 10-Ball $400 1st 16 Call KK Billiards (see ad p24) 920-830-0083 10-Ball Cheesehead Classic $100 $12,000 Guar

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Rackem Pool Magazine April Issue 2015  

All the latest news and events from the midwest - plus the Texas Tornado takes the Chinook Winds Open - read the latest tournament listings...

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