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Amanda Lampert Wins Jamaica Joe’s OB Cues Ladies Tour Stop #2

OB Cues Ladies Tour Stop #2 was held at Jamaica Joe’s, Midwest City, OK, March 9th/10thweekend. Jamaica Joe’s, a regular host site for the OB Cues Ladies Tour hosted 29 ladies who ventured from Texas (Houston, DFW, Austin, and Sherman) and the local Oklahoma vicinity. Jess Massey and her crew were fabulous as always and we do have to say that the renovations are truly magnificent and top notch. We are so excited about always being at Jamaica Joe’s that we will return for another tour stop visit the weekend of September 21st/22nd, 2013 and hope to see more lady Oklahoma players step up to the challenge of taking on the Texas ladies. There was some tough action all weekend long and many closely contested matches. With the tournament being a 2-day event, the top 8 returned for battle on Sunday to see who would grab the $550 1stplace prize money. In the winners bracket was local Oklahoma player, Sherri Foley vs. Orietta Strickland and teammates Tracie Voelkering vs. Melinda Bailey. On the one-loss side it was 2012 OBCLT Champion Kim Pierce vs. Amanda Lampert and Liz Mitchel vs. Angie Payne. The hot seat match was played by Sherri and Melinda with Melinda securing her spot in the finals.

Finishing 7th/8thwas Kim Pierce and Liz Mitchel; 5th/6thTracie Voelkering and Orietta Strickland and 4thplace was Angie Payne, which is Angie’s highest finish ever since playing on the tour. Congratulations to all the ladies for some awesome shooting. Amanda, a true champion both on and off the pool table, brings excitement with her game wherever she goes. With her seemingly flawless pool shooting playing skills and a heart of gold to match, you can never count her out. She lost her 2ndmatch ofthe tournament to Sherri Foley, but was able to get her redemption by defeating Sherri 7-2. Sherri finished in 3rd place for a great event. Good job Sherri! Amanda had won 5 previous matches to get to the finals and she would need to win the next two to get her 2ndback to back tour win. The matchup was a repeat of what happened at OB Cues Ladies Tour Stop #1 wherein Amanda and Melinda were in the finals and Amanda double-dipped Melinda for tour stop #1 win. This time Amanda, once again double-dippedMelinda 7-1, 7-5 for her second and back-to-back tour stop win. Both ladies played superb. Congratulations for a fantastic finish.

Main Event Tournament Payouts –($1250 added monies) –29 players 1st – Amanda Lampert.............................................. $550 2nd – Melinda Bailey................................................. $365 3rd – Sherri Foley....................................................... $270 4th – Angie Payne...................................................... $180 5th/6th – Tracie Voelkering/Orietta Strickland........... $100 7th/8th – Kim Pierce/Liz Mitchel............................... $75 9th/12th – Lacy Hess/Teresa Garland/

Michelle Yim/Diana Wolfe...................... $50 13th/16th – Angela Martinez/Amber Stice/ Malia Tipton/Courtney Evans................. $35

Second Chance Tournament Payouts ($100 added monies) – 12 players 1st – Courtney Evans -$85 2nd – Monica Anderson -$50 3rd – Ashley Simmons -$35 4th – Diana Wolfe -$20 5th/6th – Diana Cardona/Deedra Trammell -$15 Other Tournament Winners:

Jamaica Joe’s Coffee Mugs – Melinda Bailey/Tracie Voelkering Jamaica Joe’s T-Shirt – Teresa Garland $50 Gas Cards – Michelle Davis/Diana Wolfe/Michelle Yim/Ashley Simmons/Sherri Foley Godiva Umbrella – Angela Martinez $30 refund of tournament entry – Amanda Lampert OB Cues Raffle Winners – Shane Ragland/Rodney Dyson

OB Cues Ladies Tour Stop #3 ($2000 added monies) will be May 4th/5thweekend at Slick Willie’s, Katy, Texas. Hope to see you there. GOOD POOL, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TIMES!

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Deuel and Lee Corey Deuel stopped a seven-match, loss-side streak by Hui Chan Lu to win the Men’s event, while Jeannette Lee, a little later, had to get by Nicole Keeney twice, and in the process, lend new meaning to the term “playing lights out” on her way to the championship. Both were winners in the 22nd Annual Four Bears Classic, a $16,500-added (total) pair of 8-ball tournaments for Men and the Ladies from April 18-21 at the Four Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, ND. The long weekend actually began on Wednesday, April 17, when pro player Melissa Little sponsored a pool clinic for a local Boys/Girls club, at which 50 youngsters were given a pool cue and case by the Four Bears Casino Lodge. On Thursday night, events got officially under way with a $2,000-added, 9-ball tournament that was won by Joey Gray. The main event Men’s and Ladies 8-ball tournaments, which began on Friday night, drew 164 and 55 entrants, respectively. Both were triple elimination tournaments, at which competitors on both sides of the bracket, were re-drawn and set up for a new double elimination tournament. The men re-drew when the field had narrowed down to 16 on each side of the bracket. The women did so with eight on each side of the bracket. Advancing among the winners’ side final four in the men’s event were Shane Van Boening, Bart Good, Mark Haddad (who finished second in last year’s tournament, won by Jesse Engel) and Deuel. Van Boening and Deuel advanced to the hot seat match with identical 6-1 victories over Good and Haddad, respectively. Deuel battled Van Boening for the hot seat and came out on top 6-3. Van Boening would not make it back for a second chance against Deuel. Instead, Deuel would be challenged by Hui Chan Lu, who’d been sent west by Good, and embarked on the seven-match, loss-side streak that put him into the finals. The streak included victories over Shane Manolo and the Thursday night, 9-Ball winner, Joey Gray, which set Chan up to face Haddad. Good drew Stan Tourangeau, who’d eliminated Chip Compton andDanny Olson. Lu and Tourangeau met in the quarterfinals once Lu had downed Haddad 6-2 and Tourangeau bested Good 6-3. Lu chalked up his sixth straight with a double hill win over Tourangeau and then finished Van Boening’s weekend with a 6-3 win in the semifinals. Deuel, though, stopped Lu’s bid for the title with a 6-3 win. Had it not been for Jeanette Lee, the finals of the Ladies event might have been a carbon copy of last year’s finals, in which Melissa Little and Nicole Keeney battled. This year, with Lee in the hot seat, Little and Keeney squared off in the semifinals. Lee had defeated Keeney in the battle for the hot seat 5-3, once Lee had sent Sam Matuska west and Keeney had defeated Lisa McNab.

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Little, having been sent to the loss side by Lee when they were among the final eight winners, had defeated Rachel Nadue and Joanne Jacobs to pick up McNab. Matuska drew Joelle Bearstall, who’d gotten by Rene Benton and Julie Brunelle. Little and Mutuska advanced to the quarterfinals, where Little prevailed 6-1, setting up last year’s final scenario in this year’s semifinals. The result was the same, almost to the score. Keeney had downed Little 5-3 in last year’s finals and ended her Four Bears Classic bid this year 5-2 in the semifinals. About midway through the final match between Lee and Keeney, the lights went out. Emergency lighting stopped the scene from being a visual blackout (The Big Truck Show kept broadcasting), but the conditions stopped play. When play resumed about half an hour later, Lee ended Keeney’s bid to win the Classic for the second year in a row with a 5-2 victory.

UNDEFEATED In the no-scores-kept Thursday night 9-ball tournament, Joey Gray was in the hot seat, having sent Chip Compton to the semifinals. Compton moved over to face the man he’d sent to the loss side from among the winners’ side final four, Warren Kiamco. Kiamco had just defeated Jeanette Lee in the quarterfinals, and wreaked his vengeance on Compton, setting up the final against Gray. Gray prevailed 6-4 to take the title. Tour director Ray Poitra thanked the staff and crew at the Four Bears Casino & Lodge, including general manager Pat Packineau, Spencer Wilkinson, and Scott Wilson, as well as Trustland, Inc, PoolActionTV (The Big Truck show, which streamed matches throughout the weekend), and us here at AZBilliards. Men’s 1st $4,500 2nd $3,000 3rd $2,000 4th $1,000 5th $750 7th $600 9th $500 13th $400 17th $350 25th $300

Corey Deuel Lu Hui Chan Shane Van Boening Joseph Tourangeau Bart Good, Mark Haddad Danny Olson, Joey Gray Clayton Enno, Shane Manolo John Marion, Chip Compton Warren Kiamco, Tyler Perry Eric Durbin, Tom Stevenson Dan Louie, Jason Volk Dan Fisher, George Breedlove John Enno, Sam Holt John Fazakas, Rory Hendrickson Joey Aguzin, Clarence Davis Jason Geller, Allen Witmayer Chad Sens, Brent Hansen Frank Howe, Mark Oleslager

Ladies 1st $1,500 2nd $1,000 3rd $750 4th $600 5th $500 7th $400 9th $300 13th $200

Jeanette Lee Nicole Keeney Melissa Little Sam Matuska Lisa McNab, Joelle Bearstall Joanne Jacobs, Julie Brunelle Rachel Nadue, Rene Benton Tammy Pask, Karen Poitra Tammy Haugen, Elizabeth Hosie Jolene Scarpolt, Bonita Zuck

9-Ball (Thursday) 1st $1,100 Joey Gray 2nd $730 Warren Kiamco 3rd $520 Chip Compton 4th $370 Jeanette Lee 5th $310 Rory Hendrickson, Joseph Tourangeau 7th $260 Jeff Nadeau, Mark Haddad 9th $180 Shane Van Boening, Mark Good George Breedlove, Tom Stevenson 13th $160 Dean Flanders, Eric Durbin Dusty Geller, Barry McLean

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“The“The Viper” Viper” More Facebook Questions to

An Interview with Top Ranked International Player Lu Hui Chan This month I am introducing you to my first international star player from Taiwan I am honored to introduce you to LU HUI CHAN…

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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. Melissa is currently the housepro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Downtown Denver. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. For more information about Melissa please visit: Read more articles by Melissa Little at

THE INTERVIEW: Viper: Where were you born? Lu: Hsinchu, Tawain Viper: Do you have a girlfriend? Lu: No, I am basically married to pool Viper: Do you have siblings? Lu: I am the oldest of five children and none of them play pool Viper: What do your parents think of your pool career? Lu: My parents have always encouraged to me to be the best that I can be. Viper: As far as a Taiwanese player, who did you look up to? Lu: Ching-Shun Yang, he is a couple of years older than me and he was the number 1 ranked player in the world. His mental game is superior; nothing can bring him out of his game and that is what I admire that about him most. Viper: In your opinion, what parts of the world produce the best players? Lu: Taiwan and the Philippines Why: Lu: Not because of talent rather I think it’s because of the equipment. Over in Asia it’s very humid and most pool halls over there have extremely tight tables. So when the big names come over to the US it seems a little easier Viper: Who’s your favorite female pool player? Lu: Alison Fisher, because she is so consistent and a very nice person Viper: Where and when did you first start playing pool? Lu: I was 13 years old, and visited a bookshop that housed a pool table and I was intrigued by the game so I started playing. Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards so far in your young career? Lu: In 1998 I won my first WPA world junior 9-ball

championships Viper: Do you currently have any sponsors? Lu: No and I am looking for sponsorships for here in the USA. Later in the spring I plan on coming back and playing in more US events including the US Open. Viper: Did you ever play in a pool league? Lu: NO, they do not exist in Taiwan Viper: Are you good at any other sports? Lu: I started playing baseball in elementary school and got really good at it. Viper: Describe yourself in three words? Lu: Quiet, dedicated and determined Viper: If you had to live your life over again, what would one thing you change about yourself and/or your pool career? (Viper continued on page 30)

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Get ready to lock and load and have some fun When you first started out in pocket billiards you were an all offensive player. You went for everything. When you approached the table your purpose was to win. If you go for the win twenty times you will win many games. In fact, the more you go for a win the more you will win. You cannot win a game by playing safe. How about those run and gun shooters?

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They have more fun than the conservative player. But you have to know when to go for it. I won’t go for a low percentage bank shot. That is one chance to win and it is a slim one. When I am faced with no shot, I will look at how many balls can I get moving with this one shot? If I can send my object ball into a clump and get some balls rolling, I am tempted to do that. In a very serious match in Wisconsin I ran seven racks of nine ball in a row. On three of those runs I sent balls crashing into other balls just to keep my run going. In other words, I used the “Poke and Hope” style. It was fun and I kept my turn at the table for seven racks. If you develop an aggressive style people will begin to fear you. I won a race to five on all short racks. That is enough to drive an opponent into retirement. He would not shake my hand after the match. When you send an object ball into a cluster you should use force follow (over spin). This puts back spin on the object ball and with the back spin you send the other balls a further distance. Plus the cue ball is turned into a missile as it careens forward in an uncontrolled manner. This type of shooting makes a pure shooter sick. Make sure you have a dumbfounded look on your face when balls drop into the pockets. You are welcome to mutter “how did that happen” as you proceed to run out for the win. Be creative. I had a very makeable four ball in the corner pocket. The nine was on the other end of the table near the rail as a big ball. In other words, it was a thumb width off the rail. I saw that I could bank the four into the rail just before the nine and I’d make the nine. I also saw that I could hide the cue ball behind the seven and separate it from the four ball. This was a chance to win that many players never see. I banked the four, almost made the nine, hung it in the pocket and left him no way to even hit the four ball. So with ball in hand I finished what I started. Most importantly, enjoy the game. Put the fun back into it. In your next tournament play a run and gun type of offense. Lock and load when you go to the table. Smile when balls drop in. I faced a two ball that was in a cluster. All I could see was the edge of the ball so I was looking at an easy safe. I chose to kick the two ball hard. This meant that five balls were going to be sent on their way and two of them dropped in the pocket with one of them being the nine ball. Cock that cue and blast your way to the finals. May all the rolls go your way.


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Bob Jewett

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Double Follow Shots When I was first learning pool, the book I learned from was Willie Mosconi’s “Winning Pocket Billiards.” In the back of the book are some trick shots including some rather remarkable stroke shots that Willie wowed audiences with during his many exhibitions. I didn’t realize that such shots might not be intended for beginners, so I went ahead and learned them even before I could run a rack. Here are two shots that are both amazing (to players who don’t know much about the game) and useful. They are also not that hard to shoot if you’re willing to spin the cue ball and hit it a little harder than the typical shot. I call them “double follow” because they follow to the rail and then they follow back to the same rail.

Plan B for this shot is from Mosconi’s book. If you hit the 4 a little thinner and with no English or a little left English, a little harder, and maybe a little more follow, you can loop the cue ball around the 5-6 and go for the 9 immediately. This is an excellent shot to convince your opponent that either you’re crazy or much better than he thought or both, so it’s really a psychological play. It’s also fun. If you hope to improve your game, you need to increase your comfort zone and learn to make shots you don’t yet enjoy playing. Spending a few minutes with these shots will help do that.

Even as a beginner, I liked to play Shot 1. At nine ball you could play the simple stop shot bank on the 1 ball but that would leave a very tough cut on the 2. If you’re not playing a run-out player, why not try to get shape? Even if you are playing a good player, a safety battle is as likely to leave him with the first good run-out possibility as you. To make the bank reasonable here, the 1 ball needs to be a little off the cushion to avoid the kiss and at an angle where you need to hit slightly on the right side of the 1. Just slightly. Left follow will take the cue ball to the left (from the shooter’s viewpoint) and the follow after the cushion contact will take the cue ball back towards the rail. You might even get a second cushion on the way to shape on the 2. When practicing the shot, first work to get the right action on the cue ball, then worry about mak-ing the bank. You will soon learn the positions that work for both the bank and double follow. Shot 2 comes up far more often. You have an almosthanger that’s by the pocket but with a little angle and you want to leave the cue ball on the cushion for an easy 5-9 combo to win the game. Trying a stop shot either misses the shot or slides too far to the side. You could try a slow roller and pray for a table and a round cue ball. A surer way is to play a double follow with inside (right) English on the cue ball. The English will keep the cue ball from going too far towards the 5 and 6. The long distance between the cue ball and the 4 is actually helpful because the

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table will put follow on the cue ball over that distance so as long as you start the cue ball with some follow, it will have plenty by the time it gets to the 4.


Carly Fristoe FULL NAME: Carly Fristoe

HOME TOWN: Bend, Oregon BIRTH DATE: 3/7/96 GRADE: Junior GPA: 3.7 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: English POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: I play at home because our local pool hall closed down. Almost every Saturday I make a long drive to Salem, Oregon where I play with their league. WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? I use a Player’s cue. AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 12 LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: I placed fifth overall in my local tournament, but finished first for girls. I placed second in the national qualifier tournament and first for girls. I finished in fourth place at the Junior National Nine Ball Championship in the Summer of 2012. OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: I received the AllAcademic Achievement Award at Nationals in 2012. MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: I was playing in the qualifier for nationals and continually competed for five hours without a break. I lost my first game, but came back and beat ten out of the eleven others boys, and one girl, on the team. FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Imagine Dragons

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HOBBIES: Orchestra, Symphony, news staff, golf. FAVORITE POOL GAME: nine-ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Jeanette Lee GOALS (personal and/or career): Major in Computer Science and create a start-up for simplifying the internet.

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CHALK TALK Sponsored by: Master Chalk

Getting Instruction THE SKY IS NO LIMIT I wonder why pool players go against the grain most every time? BY: DON AKERLOW

They don’t get help. If you were studying the martial arts you’d have a sensei, you would have someone teaching you the craft. If you played golf, you would have somebody help you with your swing, with your approach shot, your putting, at least to help you become better than what you are. If you’ve played any sports you know you have a coach. He teaches you, he shows you, makes you practice and do drills that will help you in the long run. Not so with the average pool player, not so with most pool players. It seems to be, in my opinion, an ego thing. For some reason, if we ask for help or go to a billiard school, to have lessons, somehow, we are admitting that we don’t know enough about the game. We’re not good enough, or even worse because somebody is better than us, and God only knows that nobody can be better than we are. This phenomenon seems to stretch across all classes of pool players, whether it’s average barroom pokers or top players. They will practice the drills at times, not the shots that they have a hard time doing or to remember the English and how it takes and where it goes, but they don’t get instructions, and I’m talking about most. There are exceptions of course and those players are to be applauded.

80-90% of how good you shoot. Experience they say is the best teacher. This is true but in order to have quality experience you must practice. In order to practice you must have someone show you or tell you what you are doing incorrectly. Old habits are hard to break, whether it’s with your swing, whether it’s with your stance, whether it’s your mental game or whether it’s how you approach the table, what your routine is, whether it’s the way you stroke your cue, or whether it’s how you hit, whether you stand up. There are numerous things that can go wrong in your game. We’ve all experienced those, so practice, with a qualified instructor or drills. It’s not a guarantee, but it’s a start and in my opinion you may need to use more than one instructor. Instructors are human beings and some have strengths in one area or another. You may find that going to another instructor will help you in your game even more. Let me know .... Email .... Subject: Chalk Talk

In my opinion, in order for your game to get better you have to find someone, first that you trust, someone that has accomplished winning, whether its in a local tournament, regional or national. Someone who has been there, done that, been in pressure situations, in the finals. Being able to know the mental game is

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Van Boening Wins His 2nd Wyoming Open in 6 states. The event was sponsored by Asia’s #1 pro E.J. Glode & cloth Andy Shane Cloth and Van Boening Master Chalk. Local partners are Duke’s Bar & Grill and Riviera Lodge and all events coordinated by Shively Hardware. In the Sportsman Division featuring novice players, Mike Kozeniewski of Wyoming won the 50 player division. He defeated Dwain Twiford twice in Van Boening vs Morris has been a reoccurring match 6x in 2 months the finals. The Classic Division featured a All Photos courtesy of Amber Henning full 64 player field of Saratoga, Wyoming - USA’s #1 ranked Shane Van advanced players and $1600 for 1st place. Colorado’s Boening went undefeated to win the 6th Annual Don Clements went undefeated including wins over Wyoming Open. The South Dakota native defeated runner-up Kevin Wall twice. Hawaii’s Rocket Rodney Morris in the 8-Ball bar table The main event open to masters level as well as event that boasted a full field of 48 in the Masters professionals featured $5000 added to the purse, not Division. The event was produced by E.J. Glode and including a calcutta which featured another $6000 co-promoted by Dragon Promotions. Drawing over in prizes. Early favaorites included Rodney Morris, 150 players in 3 divisions, the Wyoming Open is Stevie Moore, Charlie Williams, Raj Hundal, Rafael widely regarded as the biggest and best pool event

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Qualifies Four Players April 15, 2013 (Englewood, CO): On March 31, the 6th Annual Wyoming Open 8-Ball tournament in Saratoga added two juniors divisions to its event, qualifying four young players to the 2013 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships. Of the 22 participants who arrived on Easter Sunday, Nebraska brothers Seth and Sheign Krafczik both went undefeated through their respective divisions, earning their spots into Nationals. Also joining them was 10-year-old Kelly Glode, daughter of tournament director/promoter E.J. Glode. This year’s masters division drew many of the top professional players including Shane Van Boening, Stevie Moore, Charlie Williams, Rodney Morris, Raj Hundal, and more. In between matches, Charlie and Rodney showed their support for the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) by taking challenge matches to help raise money for the organization. In total, E.J. added $500 to the juniors’ event, between entries into nationals and academic scholarships. Through everyone’s support, the BEF was able to raise over $1,600 for the foundation, “We’re very happy with the turnout and plan to make the juniors’ addition an annual part of our event,” said E.J.

18 & Under Division

1st Place: Seth Krafczik, age 14 (Qualifier, Trophy, + $100 Scholarship) 2nd Place: Josh Bustos, age 14 (Trophy + $50 Scholarship) 3rd Place: Kendal Wall, age 17 (Trophy)

12 & Under Division

1st Place: Sheign Krafczik, age 12 (Qualifier, Trophy, + $100 Scholarship) 2nd Place: Tristan Gray, age 12 (Trophy + $50 Scholarship) 3rd Place: Kelly Glode, age 10 (Qualifier + Trophy)

This was won by Ace Brown of Utah who was thrilled to finally win his first trophy at the Wyoming Open in 6 tries. Several mini-tournaments were held at Duke’s Bar that went on to 3am. “I’m finally starting to shoot loose! It’s so much fun! I won’t ever miss this tournament!”, said Brad Kallevig. “The Wyoming Open is the biggest week for my business and for many others in our town. E.J. is always trying to improve the event, and this year is by far the best Wyoming Open ever!”, said Chris Duke, owner of Duke’s Bar & Grill. Duke is one of the event’s primary sponsors and partner. The Wyoming Open is organized and promoted by Shively Hardware & Dragon Promotions “If we had more promoters like E.J. Glode, the pool world would be a much better place”, said Raj Hundal. All streaming matches will be available for archive viewing at channel/oneshotproductions. For more info and to follow the WY Open goto www. The event is majorly supported by the town’s own businesses which include : Hotel Wolf, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Valley Foods, Riviera Lodge, Carbon County, and Shively Hardware.

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BY SKIP MALONEY - AZBILLIARDS.COM PHOTOS BY: RICKY BRYANT It was, by almost any measure, a sterling performance. Not only did Shane Van Boening win the Diamond Open 10-Ball Professional Players Championship at this year’s Super Billiards Expo at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ (April 4-7) for the second year in a row, becoming the first back-to-back champion,


he did it by giving up only two, race-to-8 double sets through six matches. Van Time: Boening has won this event 10four times, out of six tries, dating back to 2008. His opponent in the finals, Thorsten Hohmann, gave up only three sets to reach the finals and then gave up two more to finish in second place. The $10,000 guaranteed first-place-prize event drew 1161 of the nation’s top pool players to the Super Billiards Expo’s new location in Edison, NJ, after 19 years in the King of Prussia region of Table: Pennsylvania. The Diamond Women’s Open 9-Ball Pro Players Championship, with Time: its 12 prize, drew 19 entrants and featured a single, $5,000-guaranteed, first-place race-to-11 format. It was won by Allison Fisher, whose four-match march to the finals (following an opening round bye) went through Mandi Capps 11-1, Grace Nakamura 11-2, Dawn 13 Hopkins 11-6 and finally, Jia 11-6. The Open 10-Ball event’s double-set format (races to 8, best two out ofTable: three, single elimination) created 60 matches, overall, with 20 of them requiring a third, 14about the overall quality of this year’s OpenTime: deciding set. Any questions field could be answered with a list of the players eliminated by the two finalists, Van Boening and Hohmann. Van Boening went through Donnie Mills, Robb Saez, Ralf Souquet (to whom he gave up his15 first set),Darren Appleton, Warren Kiamco and finally, Hohmann, to whom Van Boening gave up the second of his two lost sets, in the Table: finals. To reach those finals, Hohmann started things off with a 2-0 match victory over Efren Reyes, and followed up one set), 16 that with wins over John Morra (givingTime: Dennis Hatch (another set), Jayson Shaw, and Alex Pagalayun, before taking one and giving up two sets to Van Boening. All four of the matches among 17 the final eight players were won by 2-0 match scores; Van Boening over Appleton (8-6, 8-7), Kiamco defeating Corey Deuel (8-6, Table: 8-7), Alex Pagalayun versus Jeremy Sossei (8-6, 8-1, Pagalayun), and Hohmann over Jayson Shaw (8-4, 8-7). Pagalayun was defeated 8-4 in the opening set of his Time: 18 semifinal match against Hohmann, but came back to reverse that score in a second set 8-4 win. Hohmann got right back on track to defeat him 8-3 in the deciding set. Van Boening dropped Kiamco into the tie for third place 8-6, 8-5. 19 Van Boening took the opening set of the final against Hohmann 8-6, but Hohmann Table:

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TAP – RALLY IN EDISON 2013 – Edison, NJ TAP, LLC has another successful history making event ! Little River, SC, April 18th, 2013 There was electricity in the air, as thousands of eyes were set on watching and playing yet another legendary Dream Team/Singles Rally at Edison event at the NJ Expo Center and for good reason. Players created Dream Team Rosters of TAP players from

all over the USA and Canada. The competition was stiff and it wasn’t black and white who the winners would be in either the 8 ball dream team, 9 ball dream team or 8 ball singles events. Registration started on Wednesday April 3rd in conjunction with the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo. TAP event staff welcomed players and licensees and provided their badges, programs and information. Registration continued through the 4th, while the TAP National meeting for Licensees and TAP Corporate took place at the Sheraton Edison. On the evening of the 4th, the 8 Ball Singles competition started on 90 Diamond Tables. Players of all skill levels played in the double elimination brackets and continued each evening throughout the weeks’ event. 8 and 9 Ball Dream Team competitions started the morning of the 5th running on high voltage as 180 dream teams played round robin then out to single elimination until its completion on the 7th. Livestreaming by Onsite Pool Network provided a new kind of exposure to a TAP event, that was not provided before. Players at the event and throughout the world could watch the matches in 8, 9 and Singles competition on two tables throughout the extended weekend. Commentating, scores, interviews and information were provided in High Definition and speeds of all types to accommodate different cellphones, tablets and Singles 7 - 8 Ball Champio n laptops. Brandon Ashcraft, MI McDermott Handcrafted Cues, TAP’s Cue Sponsor,

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was onsite with TAP Members Only Specials, and provided instruction and sales of their products from their booth. Sharkin U Apparel once again provided sales of their popular demand apparel line and provided gift packages to each of the singles event winners. TAP Apparel showcased their new line of apparel, event shirts and the TAP Online store as well as their new full line of customized products they can do for TAP Players and their Licensees. As a vendor, the TAP Sales and information booth had a busy 4 days as well, at this year’s Super Billiard Expo and TAP’s Rally event. The people that stopped by to ask about Singles 5 - 8 Ball Champio n bringing TAP into their area Paul Caivano, NJ seemed to be charged up, serious and interested even more than in the past years, which has been greatly successful. People spoke of being tired of their league that they are now in and feel TAP is the better choice for them and their players. At this time, one contract in New England has been signed and another in New York is expected shortly. Many of the people gathered information and advertising to take back and talk to their players to see how much interest  is there before they committed but more new licensees are expected in the coming months. Most, if not all, were very optimistic that players in their area want a change. With events like the Rally Dream Team events, TAP hosting our nationals by traveling to all parts of the United States plus the overall TAP format, Pool-Net software and other features of what TAP offers their members it seems to be just what they are looking for in a league. So the Event and the Competition throughout the event was impressive. Several “on the hill” matches were played by pion Singles 2/3 - 8 Ball Cham all. Some great amateur nada Svetlana Kozac, TAP Ca play happened. the Rally in Edison 2013 Champions were crowned.

At the end of the week,

Rally 8 Ball Elite Team Champions for 2013 - No Chance , PA (Picture) 2nd Place – 4 Elephants, NJ (Picture) 3rd/4th Place – Boom Shaka Laka, OH GA MI and Quick & the Dead, PA


Rally 8 Ball Championship Team Champions for 2013 - Muncy Mafia, PA 2nd Place – Keruras, TAP Canada (Picture) 3rd/4th Place – Geo’s Hustlers, PA and PoHo’s, NJ Rally 8 Ball Best of the Rest Team Champions for 2013 – Whiskey Alpha, WA 2nd Place – Sam$Don8rs, PA Rally 9 Ball Dream Team Champions for 2013 – Royal City Hustlers, TAP Canada 2nd Place – Nine Lives, PA 3rd / 4th Place – Killshot, TAP Canada and Trick Shot, FL Singles 2/3 8 Ball Champion – Svetlana Kozac, TAP Canada Singles 4 8 Ball Champion – Kordi Williams, IL Singles 5 8 Ball Champion – Paul Caivano, NJ Singles 6 8 Ball Champion – Willie VanGuilder, PA Singles 7 8 Ball Champion – Brandon Ashcraft, MI Congratulations to all of the above winners! Don’t miss the excitement of TAP and it’s upcoming events, industry leading advancements in computer technology for amateur players and new formats, in an inverted pyramid company structure, that put’s its players on top. Don’t have TAP where you are, don’t want to wait? Interested in starting your own league now? Call 1-800-984-7665 Ext. 2 to reach Sam Rullo TAP’s Sales Director and he will be more than happy to help you. Want more information about TAP? Check out our website, www.tapleague. com; Facebook Page TAP, LLC Pools Amateur Tour and / or contact us, through our corporate office, at the Live Help desk, via email or IM. Join the countless others on pi m that have been checking ha C Singles 6 - 8 Ball PA us out. , ie VanGuilder


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TABLE TALK Live Streaming


Personally I think live streaming is the best thing to happen to pool since “The Color of Money”. We are still in the infancy of live streaming. The first time I saw it on my computer was in the summer of 2007. I was amazed. I was sitting in my house, in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, in Montana and I was watching two players in Olathe, Kansas playing pool for thousands of dollars. How cool could this be? It was almost like watching a movie. The commentary was more in the lines of people talking in a pool hall than a movie script but that was fine. I grew up in a pool hall. I’m not here critiquing that quality. I am mystified by the lack of viewership. As the summer of 2013 approaches, its been six years. The commentary has come from entertaining to professional and that’s a good thing. The quality of the stream for some has become excellent. Yet the number of viewers are still down. If you use percentages you may be up 10% or 20% and maybe more. When you start with only a few hundred viewers to possibly one to two thousand that seems great if you are live streaming. I have. I have gotten as low as and as high as these numbers. I’m not speaking of the live streamers in any negative way. We have worked for nothing or next to it. Sometimes the only payment is a handshake and thank you or someone saying, “This is really cool, man!” We try to get sponsors, advertisers or logos on the live stream. Commercials inside the live stream and it is a rough road to travel. There’s the travel to, the set up, making sure the internet has enough upload speed, test the audio, check your cameras and no matter how many times you do this something can always go wrong. So before you start your show you cross your fingers. Then there is the countless number of hours, usually 12+ per day that you are on the air. Kudos to all the live streamers. Clearly its not all about the money. To me it was always about the numbers. We do not get the numbers even the pros. Shows on cable have been cancelled because they only have a viewership of 150,000. Imagine any live streamer getting that kind of numbers! On our Ustream page we show a viewership of over one million but the numbers don’t match up. The statistical analysis that is offered by Ustream doesn’t match the viewership numbers displayed on the home page they are putting out. Imagine if you will a live streamer, any live streamer, taking the total number of viewers that you would get from a weekend of live streaming, anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 and that would be what you would see at any given time watching the live streaming! Whether it would be a league national championship, the U. S. Open or any $5,000 added pool tournament. Where are the viewers? If you are reading this and you have never seen a live streaming, go to, search words, “billiards, pool” and find two or three live streamings and make it your favorite. And don’t forget to watch the challenge matches too. There are some pay for view matches that are excellent. We have to get the numbers up if this is to grow. Watch - just watch. It may not be ESPN but take the time to watch. We welcome your comments. Subject line: Table Talk

Thomas and Lee Capture LSBT Titles

On April 20th-21st, 2013, Houston player Brent Thomas fought his way through a treacherous field of 41 top contenders in order to capture his first Lone Star Open 9-Ball division title at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar. In town for upcoming nuptials, Swiss pro Marco Tsudi, along with cohorts Patrick Werren, Oliver Heeb, and Jonny Stojanovic, amplified an already intense field. Thomas’ impressive run yielded 6 consecutive wins with exceptional victories over Tschudi, 9-7, and Joey Torres, 9-6. Euro Tour player Patrick Werren made his play for the hot seat as well, with wins over Bob Guzik, 9-8, and Blaine Barcus, 9-8. After a 9-2 loss at the hands of Blaine Barcus, Killeen’s Eric Brown tore through the one-loss side eliminating Brian Rosenbaum, 7-3, Victoria’s Durango Duran, 7-6, Torres, 7-6, and Tsudi, 7-6. On the east side, Thomas and Werren teed off for the hot seat. A seasoned Thomas continued his steady stream of play which proved too much for the 19 year-old, Swiss phenom. Thomas secured the hot seat, 9-3, and Brown made quick work of Werren on the one-loss side, 7-1. Thomas found a more than formidable counterpart in Brown. As Thomas struggled with a few unforced errors, Brown’ momentum increased, as he drove it home, 9-5. In the second set, Thomas found his footing and came out firing, taking an early 5-2 lead. Brown continued to lose contention, as his answers came all too late. A confident Thomas pulled out of sight to end the match, 7-4. Danny Lee took the 56 player Amateur 9-Ball division by storm with wins over Eric Hsu, 7-4, Daniel Johnson, 7-3, and Raul Escobedo, 7-3. Eric Brown, the Open division runner-up, showed true resolve and stamina as he blazed a trail through Mark Fusina, 7-4, Lance Sullivan, 7-5, and finally Victor Rojas, 7-6, to reach Lee and his second hot seat match. In the wake of their destruction, it was Sullivan who emerged on the west side, winning 4 consecutive matches to face Victoria’s Alex Cardenas who won an astounding 6 consecutive matches after a 3rd round loss to Joey Torres. Cardenas would make Sullivan his 6th and final victim by a score of 5-3. On the east side, Brown lost the hot seat to Lee and in turn, eliminated Cardenas. Brown played a spectacular first match, becoming the first person to defeat Lee in the event, 7-4. Lee came back to win the second set and his first Lone Star Amateur title. Teresa Garland took home “Top Lady” in the Open division and split the same award with DANNY LEE Angela Martinez in the Amateur division. Junior players Joey Bourgeois, Jr. from Pasadena, Texas and Joey Torres of Houston, Texas cashed in the top 12 and also split the “Top Junior” award. Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar in Houston, Texas hosted another fine event, with 61 players in attendance and $1,000 added. Sponsors for this event included the Official Cue, Poison by Predator, the Official Rack, Delta-13 Rack, and the APA Leagues of North Harris County. The next event will be at Houston’s Sports Bar in Houston, Texas on May 4th-5th.

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New Champions Crowned 2013 BCAPL Texas State 8-Ball Championships

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 12, 2013) – The 2013 BCAPL Texas State 8-Ball Championships were presented at the E-Center in Harker Heights, Texas April 2-7 by Bad Boys Billiard Productions (BBBP) and CueSports International (CSI).

Women’s Team: Fab Five Tournament direction and 80 Diamond pool tables were provided by BBBP. CSI provided the $5,000 added money plus the state of the art CueSports Tournament System (CTS) for live online brackets for all events - - Live internet streaming was provided for the first time this year, by Rail2Rail Productions. CTS and Rail2Rail allowed friends and family members back home to watch what was happening in real time throughout the tournament. Eight champions were crowned with over $45,000 paid out during the event. B Singles Divisions: Steven Book of Fort Worth, Texas defeated Ricky Reed of Killeen, Texas in two hill-hill sets to take the title. On the ladies side, BB Fubara of Amarillo, Texas defeated Irene Arteaga of Fort Worth Texas 4-2 in the final match. Open/Advanced Singles Divisions: Open players raced to 5 while advanced players raced to 6. In the Men’s Open/Advanced Singles, Patrick Werren dominated the 122 player field, defeating Dalton Riley 5-3 in the finals to claim the $1,750 first place prize and the title. Kim Pierce won her second Texas State title in the Women’s Open/Advanced Singles making it through the 43 player field unscathed, beating Angela Payne in a hill-hill final match. Scotch Doubles Division: Kim Pierce also claimed the top spot in the Scotch Doubles division with partner, Patrick Hill. The duo whipped through a tough field of 27 teams to win the title defeating Landrum / Voelkring 4-2 in the final match. Senior Singles Division: Shane Harvey ran through the 56 player field undefeated all the way to the hot seat in the Senior Singles division. His opponent in the final match, Patricio Soto was not willing to admit defeat however, taking the first set 5-4. In the second set, Shane Harvey rallied back to win the title 6-3. Men’s / Mixed Open and Women’s Team Divisions: The finals in both groups went the full double set length and both the Men’s and Women’s Team divisions were decided by 13-12 scores. On the Men’s side, Little

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Joes “X-Men” of Victoria, Texas took the hot seat in the 103 team field. Their opponents in the finals were Caught Strokin of Killeen, Texas. Caught Strokin forced the second and deciding set with a 13-6 win in the first set of the finals. In the finals Men’s Senior Singles: Sh set, Patrick ane Harvey, Patricio Soto Werren, the Open/Advanced Singles Champion, won the deciding game to also lead his team to the championship. On the Women’s side, Fab Five of Fort Worth, Texas raced to the hot seat in the 25 team field. Their opponent in the finals, West Texas Bad Girls of Odessa, Texas took the first set of the finals 9-4. In the second set, Melinda Bailey made several tough shots to complete a thrilling out at 8-8 to give her team the title they had come up just short of claiming last year.

Next year, the 2014 BCAPL Texas State 8-Ball Championships promise to be bigger and better than ever before. Ric Jones of Bad Boys Billiard Productions has inked a deal with the Frank Mayborn Convention Center to move the event to their state of the art facilities in 2014. Ric is working to add sponsors and striving to make the BCAPL Texas event the best state tournament in the country. Men’s Open/Advanced Singles

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PAYOUTS: The groups below are listed only to 5th-6th place. Complete match by match results and payouts for the 2013 events are available on CueSports Tournament System (CTS) - Men’s B Singles 1st Steven Book $400 2nd Ricky Reed $235 3rd Adrian Womack $150 4th Willie Speed III $105 5th-6th John Geary $75 5th-6th Tony Laudadio $75

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Women’s Open Teams 1st Fab Five $1,200 2nd West Texas Bad Girls $725 3rd Jenks $450 4th Elementals $300 5th-6th Daddy O’s Girls $175 5th-6th Boom Shaka Laka $175

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Lucky About Life: PART 3 I drove back from Kansas to Lucky’s Ranch. The drive was long so we started a conversation about life. We in a deep conversation covered what seemed to be a scratch on the surface. I said “Life travels across vast knowledge. What we pick up along the way is based on what we previously know and want to know or believe, which makes it limited to our own sphere of the world. In today’s world, everyone seems to know everything, so they say how can one not be informed. We all want to feel that we know it all and our opinion is upmost, Most of that is an illusion”……..

fun. Most of my discovery was that Lucky was so knowledgeable. I had 8 years of College and Lucky never went to college and knew so much. He spent time reading and consciously teaching himself and not relying on just beliefs that everyone one else might have. He had so much more substance that playing pool and reading people. The world of pool has changed the romantic era of pool should never be forgotten because as knowledge is our predecessors made pool better through each year. Pool would not have the identity without champions like Ralph Greenleaf, Willie Hoppe Willie Mosconi, Jimmy Caras, Mike Sigel’s and Efren Reyes’s. Or the Hustlers Minnesota Fats, Ronnie Allen, Cornbread Red.

Lucky had so much more substance than playing pool and reading people.

Lucky believes “that there are two ways to look at how the world develops: the first is through the progress of history and human civilization, and the second is through the progress of knowledge and human understanding”…… Knowledge moves when intake of information is greater than any previous generation? We are bombarded with words and ideas, pictures and concepts. The classic example is that we once believed that the earth was the center of the universe. Everyone was told that. The religious thought kept knowledge from progressing. This notion has rarely publicly questioned for centuries. Eventually one becomes compels to ask the question: why? Most of us do this in everyday life. And I am no different.

It was a game of nobles now everyone play at it. The word “pool” means a collective bet, or ante. Many non-billiard games, such as poker, involve a pool but it was to pocket billiards that the name became attached. The term “poolroom” now means a place where pool is played, but in the 19th century a poolroom was a betting parlor for horse racing. Pool tables were installed so patrons could pass time between races. The two became connected in the public mind, but the unsavory connotation of “poolroom” came from the betting that took place there, not from billiards.

We spent time establishing what we did know or thought we knew. This whole conversation was

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Get a Grip We Salute You!


It seems I have hit some nerves but at least people are finally taking note of what I am saying. I want to make it very clear I am pointing out problems and possible solutions to these problems so we may elevate our sport not calling out individuals for public crucifixion. So to change it up a little I would like to use this month to recognize and thank the people who keep pool alive. Whether it be volunteering at an event, hosting one, running a league or streaming tournaments, without these people we are extinct. Last month I made reference to our regional BCA event as an area that needs some tending to, the key word being some. This is also a place where many people give up time everyday to set up and put on these events, most of which wear several hats. If you haven’t been to the website, www.westernbca. org, you many not know how many people it takes to put on these events and that they are always in need of more bodies. From the president all the way down to the raffle girls everyone is a volunteer, except for the refs. I’m pretty sure you can figure out that this doesn’t come together over night, when I said

everyday I meant exactly that. They do this not for the glory, but for a true love of the game. These are generally thankless jobs so please let me say thank you. This of course doesn’t just apply to the BCA but to any league or tour, amateur or professional.

Then we have our league operators and division managers, the nuts and bolts of the leagues, without them we can’t qualify to play in regional or national events. Sometimes it seems we take them for granted or maybe just don’t understand what all they do. Someone has to set up the places we play and what night, make the schedule, print score sheets, record and submit scores, take entries and confirm eligibility for tournaments, and be up to date on rules and regs. to keep their players informed, and that is just the tip of their iceberg. I would like to thank all of them individually but as I don’t have all their names I guess a general thanks will have to do. However I would like to say a personal thank you to my operators and manager for all they do, Ford, Chris, Rose and Elaine you guys rock! If you haven’t said it to yours now

is as good a time as any. So many people give their time for little or no money so we can play and compete and we need to start being aware of and grateful for what they do. Hopefully in the near future we can change the standing of billiards so we may better pay and hire those qualified, maybe even get the players more involved too. For one last time let me say thank you for all you do. Do stand, take a bow and pat yourselves on the back, if you don’t have someone to do, cause you deserve at least that. I would like to thank those of you who have replied with your thoughts and opinions on last months issue and look forward to hearing from more of you. Do you have a topic you would like to see covered? Please submit those as well as replies. I am interested in the good the bad and some of the ugly, as long as no one gets hurt. If you expect better then give your best!


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Press Releases

OB the Official Cue Amateur League National Events: • 37th BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships • 9th BCAPL National 9-Ball Championships • 3rd USAPL National Championships Pro Events: • 14th US Open One Pocket Championship • 5th US Open 10-Ball Championship • 1st US Open 8-Ball Championship Special Associated Events: • 2013 WPA World Artistic Pool Championship • 25th US Junior National 9-Ball Championships (Billiard Education Foundation) • Predator High Run Challenge • 1st Annual 6 Pocket Challenge • Texas Bumps™ National Tournament

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 16, 2013) – The 37th BCAPL National Championships and the 3rd USAPL National Championships will be held July, 2013 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Tournament producer, CueSports International (CSI), is excited to announce that taking front and center in 2013 will be OB as the Official Cue of the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships. OB has grown steadily in the past 8 years into a solid company that not only manufactures high quality products but also supports all facets of the pool industry. CSI looks forward to a long and productive relationship, and we thank OB for choosing to participate as the Official Cue of the CSI amateur events. Called “The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World,” the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships feature over 30 divisions in singles, scotch doubles and team events, over 300 Diamond tables and 50+ exhibitors. Below is the full list of CSI produced and associate events being held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:

SCHEDULE A QUALIFIER CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 16, 2013) – CueSports International (CSI) is scheduling qualifiers for the following 2013 CSI US Open events produced this July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada:

• 14th US Open One Pocket Championship: July 17-20, 2013 ($10,000 Added) • 5th US Open 10-Ball Championship: July 19-23, 2013 ($25,000 Added) • 1st US Open 8-Ball Championship: July 23-27, 2013 ($25,000 Added)

If you are interested in hosting a qualifier, please contact CSI to register the dates. All qualifiers must be completed no later than July and all spots for a qualifier must be prepaid to CSI to hold the spot for your qualifier winner. Two of the events, the US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships are sanctioned BCA Points Events. For details including the requirements and criteria for hosting a qualifier, contact Bill Stock at CSI or call him at (702) 719-7665.

“The Viper”

The CSI US Open events are among the top professional level events in the United States. Drawing top professional players, both men and women, from around the world, past winners include Dennis Orcollo, Shane Van Boening, and Efren Reyes. Other participants have traditionally included such names as Francisco Bustamante, Darren Appleton, Jasmin Ouschan and Ralf Souquet, to name just a few. The CSI US Open events are sponsored by the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Host Hotel), Predator Cues (Official Cue), Diamond Billiard Products (Official Table), Simonis Cloth (Official Cloth), Aramith (Official Balls), and The American Cuemakers Association (Sponsor of the US Open 8-Ball Championship). CueSports International provides tournament direction. The Action Report (TAR / www. provides live video streaming of all three CSI US Open events. CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past eight years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit,, and www. for more information about CSI and its divisions.

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Lu: I have had the opportunity to travel the world and I wouldn’t change a thing Viper: Who were/are your favorite professionals? Lu: I really liked Rodney Morris, when I was a kid I got to watch him in action and he was unbeatable in Taiwan. Viper: How do you prepare for events? Lu: I listen to my music on my iPod and practice for a few hours per day. I work on my break and play the ghost. I like to listen to American hip-hop music – Lady Ga Ga Viper: What was the best advice you were ever given? Lu: The National Coach for the Taiwanese team told me once growing up to not ever worry about the score and try to stay relaxed as much as possible.

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Viper: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Lu: I love everything about competing especially when I am winning. Viper: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be? Lu: Make sure you have enough time to practice and analyze your game so you can learn your mistakes. Don’t make the same mistake twice. Try your best not to focus your attention on winning and losing. Viper: What’s your Favorite game? Lu: 10-ball because it’s so much more challenging then 9-ball. A special “Thank-you” to Lu Hui Chan for taking time out of his travelling schedule to participate in my Ask the Viper. Till next month you can find me on Facebook at

Press Releases

New Game Texas Bumps Joins CSI in July

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 8, 2013) – Joining CueSports International (CSI) roster of events being held July 17-27, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, as a featured associated event, is the newly launched game of Texas Bumps™. The Texas Bumps™ National Tournament will be held alongside the 37th BCAPL National Championships at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, July 17-27, 2013. The entry fee for the Texas Bumps™ Tournament is only $20 and there will be at least $5,000 guaranteed total cash paid out by the Texas BumpsTM. Invented by 7th Pocket Billiards, LLC, Texas Bumps™ is a new and fun pool game where professionals and amateurs can compete on a fairly even playing field without the use of handicaps. It is designed for all skill levels professionals, amateurs and recreational pool players alike. In addition to the Texas Bumps™ National Tournament, there will also be free Juniors Contests with prizes and scholarship money being awarded. Please visit the Texas Bumps™ website, for all the tournament details. Texas Bumps™ game sets are available for purchase at http://www. The game sets include a $20 voucher for free entry into the Texas Bumps™ Tournament in Las Vegas, along with a free training DVD by

professional billiards player and instructor, Joe Tucker, entitled “Guaranteed Improvements.” The 37th BCAPL National Championships are sponsored by the Rio All Suite-Hotel & Casino, Diamond Billiard Products, Simonis Cloth, OB Cues, and Billiards Digest with tournament direction by Bad Boys Billiard Productions (BBBP). The CSI US Open events are specifically sponsored by Predator Cues, The American Cue Makers Association, Aramith and in addition to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Diamond Billiard Products, and Simonis Cloth with tournament direction by CSI. The Action Report (TAR) will be live streaming all three CSI US Open events. CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit,, and for more information about CSI and its divisions.

List of Events at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino July 17-27, 2013 produced solely by CueSports International (CSI) or in conjunction with fellow pool industry organizations Amateur League National Events: • 37th BCAPL National Championships • 3rd USAPL National Championships • 5th BCAPL 9-Ball Challenge Pro Events: • 14th US Open One Pocket Championship • 5th US Open 10-Ball Championship • 1st US Open 8-Ball Championship

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LOCATION K K Billiards Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Big Dog Billiards Bungalow Joes Chicago Billiards Elite Cafe Billiards Hammerheads Rockford Billiards Side Pockets 2nd Ave Corner Pocket Quentin Corner Pocket Georgee’s Pub Kenny’s Bar & Grill Big Dog Billiards Brass Rail Side Pockets Chris’ Hammerheads Big Dog Billiards Jamaica Joe’s Quentin Corner Pocket Hillybilly Heaven Bar & Grill Red Shoes K K Billiards Varsity Club Varsity Club Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Pro-Tyme Classic Chicago Billiards Quentin Corner Pocket Boomers Bar & Grill Brass Rail Side Pockets Fast Eddy’s Billiards 2nd Ave Corner Pocket City Pool Hall Hammerheads CR’s Sports Bar Big Dog Billiards Farmington Billiards Kenny’s Bar & Grill Teachers Billiards Q-Spot Billiards Diamond Joes Country’s Tavern Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Rebecca’s Pub Rockford Billiards Rudy’s Place Helen’s Hilltop Terrys Billiard Club Raytown Rec Les Charles Inn & Gameroom Varsity Club K K Billiards Les Charles Inn & Gameroom Raytown Rec Terrys Billiard Club Zone Sports Bar JP’s Sports Bar 3rd Base Boomers Bar & Grill Demma’s Pool Loft Rudy’s Place Bay Billiards Chris’ Sunset Billiards & Sports Bar Brass Rail Diamond Joes Roadies Rock House Side Pockets Q-Spot Billiards Big Dog Billiards Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Kenny’s Bar & Grill Teachers Billiards Chris’ Terrys Billiard Club Oasis One-Sixty Les Charles Inn & Gameroom Raytown Rec Raytown Rec Side Pockets Varsity Club

PHONE EVENT / RULES (920) 737-2904 8-Ball A/B Semi-slop (563) 359-7225 9-Ball (515) 266-6100 8-Ball - Race 4 - No handicap (630) 830-8899 8 Ball (773) 545-5102 8 Ball (708) 344-7112 8 Ball (847) 836-8099 10 Ball (815) 962-0957 9 Ball (816) 455-9900 9 Ball (319) 366-0979 8-Ball-Race to 2 (847)705-1361 8 Ball (636) 528-9601 9 Ball (636) 464-9070 8 Ball (515) 266-6100 8-Ball Race to Hdcp (816) 468-6100 8 Ball (913) 888-7665 9 Ball (773) 286-4714 8 Ball (847) 836-8099 9 Ball (515) 266-6100 Rackers Choice (405) 736-0590 9 Ball (847) 705-1361 9 Ball (636) 745-8020 8 Ball (708) 388-3700 10 Ball (920) 606-2639 9-Ball (920) 651-0806 9-Ball Beginners (920) 651-0806 9-Ball Intermediate (563) 359-7225 8-Ball (708) 403-0600 9 Ball (773) 545-5102 9 Ball (847) 705-1361 9 Ball (815) 639-3333 8 Ball (816) 468-6100 9 Ball (913) 888-7665 9 Ball (785) 539-4323 8 Ball & 9 Ball (319) 366-0979 8-Ball-Masters Race to 3 (312) 491-9690 8 Ball (847) 836-8099 8 Ball (763) 780-1585 8-Ball on 7’ Diamonds (515) 266-6100 10-Ball - race varies (651) 463-2636 8 or 9-ball rotation (636) 464-9070 9 Ball (314) 210-8064 9 Ball (918) 779-6204 8-Ball 7 & under (785) 783-2883 8 Ball (816) 231-8007 8 Ball (563) 359-7225 Coin Toss decides (847) 740-5405 8 Ball (815) 962-0957 Open 8 Ball (630) 898-7769 Call (913) 369-3772 8 Ball (785) 273-3553 8 Ball (816) 358-5977 Players Vote (318) 339-4540 8 Ball (920) 651-0806 8-Ball Open - Race to 2 (920) 737-2904 Open 9-Ball - BCA Rules (318) 339-4540 8 Ball (816) 358-5977 9 Ball (785) 273-3553 9 Ball (816) 331-6044 8 Ball (636) 938-5030 8 Ball (636) 447-5300 9 Ball (816) 436-7245 8 Ball (708) 636-1240 8 Ball (815) 722-0964 8 Ball (630) 898-7769 Call (847) 587-8888 8 Ball (773) 286-4714 9 Ball (785) 826-9992 Multiple (816) 468-6100 Big Table 9 Ball (785) 783-2883 9 Ball (816) 228-7625 8 Ball (913) 888-7665 APA Rated 8 Ball (918) 779-6204 9-Ball 7 & under (515) 266-6100 9-Ball - Race 6/5 (563) 359-7225 10-Ball (636) 464-9070 9 Ball (314) 210-8064 9 Ball (773) 286-4714 10 Ball (785) 273-3553 9 Ball (708) 756-0600 9 Ball (318) 339-4540 9 Ball (816) 358-5977 One Pocket (816) 358-5977 Players Vote (913) 888-7665 9 Ball (920) 651-0806 10-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 5

ENTRY ADDED $15 (incl. g.f.) $12 $100 every 16 $10 $$$ $5 150% payback $10 100% payout $15 $100 1st w/8 $15 $$$ $14 Call $5 $5 $7 Call $7 Call $10 $100 $10 $$$ $5 $6 $10 Call $5 $5 + /player $10 $$$ $15 $5/player $7 Call $10 $$$ $15 Call $15 (incl. g.f.) $8 $10 $10 $100 every 16 $20 Call $10 100% payout $7 Call $5 $10 $6 $15 $5 $15 Call $5 Call $16 $75 $10 $$$ $15+$5 g.f. $50 w/16 $10 Call $10 Call $5 $5 $10 $10 $100 every 16 $10 100% payback $10 Call $15 $100+ w/10 $10 $5 $10 $5 $12 $15 $$$ w/32 $5 $25 $5 $5 $10 $$$ w/8+ $15 Call $5 $10 Call $15 Call $15 $100+ w/10 $15 Call $10 Call Call $5 $10 $5 $10 $10 (incl. g.f.) $15 $$$ $12 $100 every 16 $10 $100 $10 Call $15 Call $5 $10 $5 $25 $10 $6 $15

TIME 7PM 7PM 7PM 8PM 8PM 8PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7PM 7PM 7:30PM 7PM 6PM 6PM 7PM 9:30PM 8PM 7:30PM 7PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 8PM 7PM Call Call 7PM 7:30PM 8PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7PM 9:30PM 6PM 7PM 7PM 7:30PM 7PM 7PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 9 PM 8PM 8PM 7PM 8PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7PM 2AM 8PM 6:30PM 2PM 8PM 12PM 7PM 6:30PM Noon 1PM 7:30PM 3PM 4/5PM 7:30PM 8PM 7PM Call 2PM 8PM 8PM 1PM 9 PM 5:30PM 7PM 6PM 1:30PM 8PM 7PM 6PM 8PM 3PM 2AM 9:30PM Call

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Sharky’s Billiards

Chad Vilmont The 2012-2013 Pure X Cues All American Tour – presented by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) – produced its twenty-third stop of the Tour year at Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA, Saturday, March 23. The $500-added 8-ball handicapped tourney on 7-foot Valley bar boxes drew 36 players.    Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL) [rated a “7” on a regional handicapping system used} was on his usual fine form on this day, as he marched undefeated to the hot seat, topped off with a semifinals win over Colin Brandt [4] (Rock Island, IL) 7-2 and a finals victory over Chad Vilmont [7] (Clinton, IA) 7-4.  Also in the semis, Vilmont had clipped Ronnie Martin [6] (E. Moline, IL) 7-5.   On the B-side, Larry Newell [5] (Clinton, IA) and Anthony Garcia [6] (Cedar Rapids, IA) eliminated Justin Moris [5] (Dubuque, IA) 5-3 and Scott Hargens [6] (Cedar Rapids, IA) 6-5 respectively at 7th place.  In the next round, both Newell and Garcia placed 5th by being on the wrong side of scores with Colin Brandt [4] 1-4 and Ronnie Martin [6] 4-6 respectively.  Ronnie Martin then relegated Colin Brandt to 4th place by a 6-3 margin.  In the B-side finals, Martin fell short on the hill to Chad Vilmont 5-7.  Vilmont then succeeded in double-dipping Jesse Bowman in the tourney finals to claim the title!   Ronnie Martin was the highest-finishing ACS member in the event, he qualified for a free 8-Ball singles entry into the 2013 Pure X ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas. 

The ACS wishes to thank sponsors Pure X Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric and Nick Varner Signature Cases for their support in donating “Value-In-Kind” product for this and all stops on the Pure X All American Tour. Sponsorship opportunities and tour stop openings are still available for the 2012/2013 All American Tour by contacting the ACS. For information contact the ACS at  Final Results: 1st -

Chad Vilmont (Clinton, IA).................. $375 + $425 side pot

2nd -

Jesse Bowman (E. Moline, IL)............ $275 + $250 side pot  

3rd -

Ronnie Martin (E. Moline, IL).............. $195 + $175 side pot

+ Free Singles entry to ACS Nationals

4th -

Colin Brandt (Rock Island, IL)............ $125 + $75 side pot  

5-6th - Larry Newell (Clinton, IA)................... $75

Anthony Garcia (Cedar Rapids, IA)

7-8th - Justin Moris (Dubuque, IA)................. $50

Scott Hargens (Cedar Rapids, IA)

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME LINK isbt 8-Ball Call $1250 Guar 10AM Open/Amateur 9-Ball $35/$25 $1,000 11AM 9 Ball Open $55 $1,000 11:30AM 9 Ball Ladies $35 Call 11:30AM 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP Bank Pool $50 $500 w/full field Call MAP Scotch Doubles $80+$20 g.f. $100 w/10+ 12:30PM MAP One Pocket $50 incl g.f. Call 9AM Rated 9-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP JR State 9-Ball Call Call Call Handicapped 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 9 Ball Open $55 $1,000 11:30AM 9 Ball Ladies $35 Call 11:30AM Handicapped 9-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP Diamond Big Foot 10-Ball $1,000-Limit 32 $18,000 Call MAP Southern Classic 9-Ball Banks $110 $10,000 Guar 1PM Southern Classic One Pocket $135 $15,000 Guar 1PM Southern Classic 9-Ball BCA $160 $25,000 napaleaguescom NAPA Nationals 817-244-3294 9-Ball $45 $1,000 10AM 708-388-3700 One Pocket $50 $500 w/full field Call MAP 405-736-0590 Womens 9-Ball $40 $1,000 Noon MAP 515-266-6100 Handicapped 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 708-388-3700 World 14.1 Qualifier (Top 2) Call Call Call MAP 800-938-3000 Open/Amateur 9-Ball $35/$25 $1,000 11AM 210-680-6800 9 Ball Open $55 $1,000 11:30AM 210-680-6800 9 Ball Ladies $35 Call 11:30AM 37th BCAPL National Champ. Varies Online Online MAP U.S. Open One Pocket-Limit 64 Online $10,000 Online MAP U.S. Open 10-Ball-Limit 96 Online $25,000 Online MAP U.S. Open 8-Ball-Limit 96 Online $25,000 Online MAP USAPL National Champ. Online Online Online MAP 9-Ball Challenge Online Online Online MAP World Artistic Pool Champ. Online Online Online MAP Jr National 9-Ball Online Online Online MAP Predator High Run Challenge Online Online Online 6 Pocket Challenge Online Online Online Texas Bumps Online Online Online 515-266-6100 Handicapped 9-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 817-649-7665 9-Ball $45 $1,000 10AM 708-388-3700 9-Ball $50 $500 w/full field Call MAP 515-266-6100 Handicapped 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 512-733-1111 Open/Amateur 9-Ball $35/$25 $1,000 11AM 325-944-4900 9 Ball Open $55 $1,000 11:30AM 325-944-4900 9 Ball Ladies $35 Call 11:30AM 708-388-3700 10-Ball $50 $500 w/full field Call MAP 515-266-6100 Handicapped 9-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 405-736-0590 Summer heat 9-Ball Classic Call Call Call MAP 708-388-3700 Bank Pool $50 $500 w/full field Call MAP 515-266-6100 Handicapped 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 708-388-3700 One Pocket $50 $500 w/full field Call MAP 515-266-6100 Handicapped 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 Noon MAP 512-248-0646 9 Ball Open $55 $1,000 11:30AM 512-248-0646 9 Ball Ladies $35 Call 11:30AM

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