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COMPTON Takes 2 out of 3 vs HOGUE

It is, of course, a hot seat occupant’s worst nightmare. After all the effort, time, energy, and sometimes a lot of waiting to arrive at ‘last winner’ status, a loss-side opponent (more often than not, someone already defeated previously) steps up to the plate in the finals and negates (at least,

Chip Compton & Greg Hogue

Left to right Tara Williams. Brittany Maynard psychologically) all that work by snatching an event title away. On the weekend of April 9-10, at a stop on the Midwest 9-Ball Tour, Hogue was the hot seat occupant and Chip Compton was the nightmare. Compton took two out of three against Hogue to win the $1,900-added event that drew 51 entrants to Jamaica Joe’s in Midwest City, Oklahoma. On the Ladies’ side, Tara Williams avoided the ‘nightmare’. Tara Williams’ path to the winners’ circle in the Ladies’ event went through Brittany Maynard twice. She downed her in the hot seat match 7-4. On the loss side, Renee Young defeated Rachel Peterson 7-1 in a quarterfinal match that set her up to face Maynard in the semi-finals. Maynard prevailed 7-5 for a second, and potentially third shot against Williams in the hot seat. Williams rendered the second set point moot with a shutout over Maynard in the finals. LADIES/16 PLAYERS/$600 ADDED 1. $500 Tara Williams 2. $300 Brittany Maynard 3. $200 Renee Young 4. $160 Rachel Peterson

On the loss side, Massey picked up Daniel Herring, who’d defeated Lawrence Sanders 9-4 and Bobby Coston 9-5 to reach him. McMichael drew Joey Gray, who’d been sent to the loss side 9-1 by Compton in a winners’ side quarterfinal, and defeated Jeff Williams 9-5 and Norman Small 9-4. By identical 9-7 scores, Massey and Gray advanced to the quarterfinals over Herring and McMichael. Gray downed Massey 9-3 in those quarterfinals to earn himself a re-match versus Compton in the semifinals. Gray put up more of a fight the second time around, chalking up six racks, but Compton prevailed for his own second and then, deciding match against Hogue in the hot seat. Compton took the first of the two, double elimination matches 9-3. Hogue fought back in the second set, but a single game away from a double hill game, Compton finished it at 9-7. OPEN/51 PLAYERS/$1900 ADDED 1. $1135 Chip Compton 2. $700 Greg Hogue 3. $500 Joey Gray 4. $400 K.C Massey 5/6. $200 Daniel Herring, Jacob McMichael 7/8. $125 Norman Small, Bobby Costom 9/12. $75 Lawrence Saunders, Jeff Williams Gordy Vanderveer, Tony Barrington

Compton and Hogue met first in the hot seat match. They’d both defeated opponents 9-6 to get there; Compton, defeating KC Massey and Hogue, downing Jacob McMichael. Seemingly hooked on the 9-6 idea, Hogue defeated Compton to claim the hot seat and waited on his returnfrom the semifinals.


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Before posting the results I would like to thank everyone who came and participated and supported our event! That is what helps make this event such an awesome experience! Next, I would like to give a BIG BIG BIG shout out to two of our local players, 1st “DALLAS BROUSSARD” you know I buy you every time in our calcutta, why? Because I respect your pool game and I believe you are one of the most talented up and coming pool players in our area. You played great this weekend. You might not have placed in the money but, you did beat one of the top 5 pro players in the world (ALEX PAGULAYAN)! That is amazing! 2nd “JIMMY MAJORS” Man, what amazing show of talent and heart! I am so proud of you! You played your heart out and it paid off! 3rd place is pretty sporty my friend! What talent and skill you have. -- Chris Miller In a nail-biting, double elimination final, Danny Smith put a cap on a nine-match, loss-side winning streak by defeating hot seat occupant Justin Hall, twice, double hill, to win the $1,000-added, 18th semi-annual White Diamond 9-Ball Open, held on the weekend of April 1-3. The event drew 128 entrants to White Diamond Billiards in Lafayette, LA. Smith was cruising along on the winners’ side, defeating his first two opponents - Tom Mooney and


Corey Borque - by an aggregate score of 14-2 (Mooney chalked up the two). Then he ran into Alex Pagulayun, who sent him on his nine-match, loss-side trek back to the finals. Pagulayan then ran into Justin Hall, who sent him to the loss side 7-4, from which The Lion would not return. Pagulayan wasn’t alone. Included among the top competitors who never made it as far as the event’s final 12 were Ronnie Wiseman, Josh Roberts, Robb Saez, James Davis, Jr. and Alex Olinger. Hall advanced past Pagulayan to shut out Chip Compton, and face Kevin Guimond in a winners’ side semifinal. Jimmy Majors, in the meantime, having sent (among others) Robb Saez to the loss side, and boasting an aggregate score of 35-9, faced Shane Winters. Hall sent Guimond to the loss side 7-2, and in the hot seat match, faced Majors, who’d sent Winters over 7-4. Hall took the winners’ side final 7-4 over Majors, and waited on Danny Smith. On the loss side, Smith launched his campaign to get back to the finals with victories over Mike Delawder, Ryan Robinson, Chris Miller and Evan Lunda, by an aggregate score of 28-9. He then defeated Ernesto Bayaua 7-2 and Chip Compton 7-5, to draw Winters. Guimond picked up Jason Klatt, who, having lost a

double hill match to Winters, survived a double hill match versus Shane McMinn, and eliminated Kevin Cheng 7-3. Smith and Klatt advanced to the quarterfinals; Smith, 7-4 over Winters, and Klatt, 7-3 over Guimond. Smith then shut Klatt out to advance to the semifinals against Majors. He downed Majors 7-4 for a shot at Hall in the hot seat. They played two straight, neck and neck matches to double hill. Smith won them both to claim the title. P/O Calc 1 Calc 2 1st $2,143 Danny Smith $21,760 $8,709 2nd $1,040 Justin Hall $10,569 $4,633 3rd $796 Jimmy Majors $8,082 $2,965 4th $551 Jason Klatt $5,595 $2,224 5/6th $367 Shane Winters, $3,730 Kevin Guimond $3,730 7/8th $214 Cheng Yu-Hsuan, $2,176 Chip Compton $2,176 9-12th $107 Ernesto Bayaua, $1,088 Joey Gray, $1,088 Shane McMinn, $1,088 James Davis Jr. $1,088


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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW by Tom Simpson © August 2004 – All Rights Reserved –

Tom Simpson

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Tom Simpson


May 2016

Back in the early 60’s, when I began playing pool, there wasn’t much help available. Mosconi had a little book out, and that was about it. Just like today, there were lots of great players around, but the unspoken attitude of that time was “I ain’t tellin’ nobody nuthin’.” Many players felt that if they taught you their “secrets” you’d use that knowledge to take their money. Others felt that, since they had to work hard and had to make all the mistakes, if you didn’t “earn” your knowledge, you didn’t deserve it. You were supposed to learn by losing money to better players. Sharks and fish. Predator and prey. I’m happy to announce that those days are mostly gone. Today, we have good instructional books & videos, training & practice aids, and instructors & schools. Of course, they’re not all good. Like everything, some are good, some are extraordinary, and some are just plain wrong. But it’s possible now to get great help. Some players are blessed with terrific natural ability. They got good very quickly, and never understood what the problem with everyone else was. They saw angles, they saw ball paths, they clearly remembered shots they had seen before. They could take you through a shot by shot replay of a match they played two years ago. Not everyone is wired up this way. Sure, these players still had to go on and do the work – sink those million balls – to really pull themselves up to their personal potential. There is no escaping doing the work. Nobody just walks up and plays great from day one. But somehow, it came easier for them. This is the story of most pros. Unfortunately for the vast majority of us, it’s not that natural. It doesn’t come that easily. It’s not that obvious to us. We’re not fulltime players, and we’re frustrated because lately, we’re not getting better. We need an edge. The edge is available in several dimensions: superior fundamentals, clearer, better knowledge, more effective practice, engaged exposure to higher level play. We have only so much time and energy to devote to pool, and if we really want to get better, we’d better plan on devoting some of that time and energy to things that will improve our game. So what can we do? 1. Read and watch good material. Be very picky about what you choose to believe from the materials you read and videos you watch. Great players are not necessarily great teachers. In fact, many great players have beliefs about what they’re doing that are completely wrong, from a physics perspective. They can get whatever results


they want on the table, but their belief about how they are doing it may not be true. Place your faith in the science types for why things work the way they do, and in the great players for how to play smart and how to win. But be skeptical. 2. Practice the right things in the right way. Set aside small amounts of time to work on the worst parts of your game, and do it with all the focus you can bring to bear. Start with an easy version of what you’re working on and gradually make it more challenging, as you improve. Don’t practice failure. 3. Make good use of training aids. Seeing yourself on video is usually a very surprising experience. Most players immediately see things that could be improved. Try working with a practice cueball, and try to believe what it shows you. Work through drills that look promising. 4. Find a good instructor. There is no substitute for hands on help and guidance. Ask around. Instructors with advanced certifications usually have a lot of teaching experience, and they would not have gotten all that experience if they weren’t helping players get better. Good instructors have curriculums that take you through a planned series of learning and practicing, in an organized way. If someone just wants to watch you hit some balls and then show you how they would have done it, you’re probably in the wrong place. Ask some questions and see whether their answers make sense to you. If you find a good instructor, it will be the best money you’ll ever spend on your game. Spending $600 on yet another new cue is not going to raise your game. Spending $600 on serious, proven instruction will make more difference than you can imagine – for the rest of your pool life. 5. Engage your brain. Actively try to predict and understand what happens at the table. Watch the best players you can find. Think about why they make the choices they make, and how and why their shot to shot results are what they are. There is way more to this game than people think. You don’t know what you don’t know – and there’s a lot of it. We need every edge we can get. Make your learning time and your practice time count. The gains will eventually show up in your game.


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

This month’s game for bored players calls upon your carom skills. It’s called Reverse Pool, or if you are less politically correct, it’s also been referred to as Irish Pool or Kentucky Pool. The rules may vary, and you are certainly welcome to add your own set of rules if you like. Here is how my friends and I play the game: The object of the game is to be the first to make 8 balls. To make a shot legally, you shoot the intended ball off of the cue ball and into the pocket you called. Banks, kicks, and other caroms do not matter – all that is required is that you shoot the object ball into the called pocket, and at some point during the shot, it must contact the cue ball. To be clear, you are hitting the object ball with your cue stick, and making it carom off of the white cue ball before it goes into the pocket. Got that? Rack up all of the balls like you’re playing 8-ball, with the balls in any order. The 8-ball does not need to be in the center. Replace one of the object balls with the cue ball (You’re going to use the replaced ball – for example, the 1-ball – to break). The cue ball can go anywhere in the rack, and you will want to place it in a spot where you can carom the break ball off it into a called pocket. Yes, you call your shot even on the break. I like to place the cue ball on one of the corners of the rack. With a good firm break, I can make my ball in the corner pocket off the cue ball and get a pretty good spread on the rack. Place the 1-ball (or whatever object ball you chose) behind the head string, and break the rack open. Make sure you call your shot before breaking. If you make it, you continue shooting. If you do not, it’s your opponent’s turn.

Any other balls made on your shot count toward your score, as long as you made the ball you called. If you miss and other balls go in, bring them up and spot them. A foul gives your opponent cue ball in hand. Fouls include: • You do not hit the cue ball and then a rail. • The object ball goes into the wrong pocket or the right pocket without hitting the cue ball. • The cue ball goes into any pocket. This is a very fun game, and it helps you with your carom/billiard abilities. Sometimes, playing a different game like this one or Honolulu (see last month’s article) will help you to see the table in a different way, and you may see shots in your regular play that you didn’t consider before! Here are a couple of variations: • Place the cue ball in the center of the rack for the break, and break using the 8-ball. Player gets to shoot after the break always, and any ball made on the break is spotted. • Try this game playing 8-ball. You must hit the cue ball before hitting your opponent’s ball; otherwise, it’s a foul. • For an added challenge, only balls going into the pocket cleanly off of the cue ball are counted (similar to bank pool rules). Have you played this game, or something similar? Have a question about the rules, or any other question? Use #AskTheBilliardsProfessor on Twitter (@billiardsprof) or drop me a line at I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at Come on by and join the discussion!

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RECOVERY SHOTS Last column I covered ways to minimize cue ball movement. The situations shown were with just a little too much angle to play the position comfortably because the cue ball “wanted” to go too far on the shot.

Bob Jewett

Bob Jewett

This time we’ll suppose you really screwed up on the position -- OK, let’s say your opponent missed and left you the shot -- and there is no way to slow the cue ball down enough to play the short position so you have to go an extra cushion or two to get good position on the next ball. If you have trouble with this kind of shot, 15 minutes of practice will get you ready for the next time you face one. Shot 1 is a lot like shot 1 from last time but now suppose the shot is too thin to kill the cue ball with draw to get a good shot on the 2 ball. Instead you are will go an extra two table lengths as shown. There are three things you have to do with this shot to get it right. The first is the thin cut.This skill is worth practicing on its own and can get you out of a lot of almost-safe positions. I like to concentrate my attention on the edges of the two balls -- the right edge of the cue ball and the left edge of the 1 ball -- and visualize how much (or little) the two edges will overlap at contact. Secondly, you have to get exactly the correct side spin on the cue ball. If there is just a little left or right on this shot you have a real good chance to find a pocket or end up on the 2 ball’s side of the table. When you address the cue ball and are making your final decision to pull the trigger, you need to check for dead-center contact.

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Shot 1





Shot 2

A little follow on the cue ball will help with speed control here. I recommend about a tip above center. The follow also reduces the effect of any unintended side spin that may creep in. Finally, you need to get the speed right. This is only going to happen with practice, and when you practice you need to pick a very specific goal. How much angle do you want to leave for the 2 ball shot? Try for straight in, then try to leave yourself about a 30-degree cut. Even when the game situation doesn’t require a precise leave, you need to visualize exactly where the cue ball should land to give your arm complete instructions. With those instruction, you’re more likely to get something you don’t really want. As a small variation of Shot 1, move the 2 ball to A and try to leave the cue ball where the 2 ball is shown. This will require a tiny bit of left side spin to work the cue ball to the left a little.






In Shot 2 you have about the same situation but going across the table to get shape on the 4 ball. In a situation like this you have a choice of which side of the 4 ball you want to leave yourself on. The simple way is to play without side spin as shown and accept the longer shot. Many players overlook this possibility and try to spin the ball up the table with right English to end around B. That has the dual problems of the complications to aiming from the side spin and the scratch. Instead, if you can get your speed right -- practice, practice, practice -- you have a better chance to make the 3 ball and the shot on the 4, if nearly straight in, is not so hard.


Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

Did you know that four out of your five senses could help you overcome performance anxiety? Your senses can even help you replace negative thoughts and emotions with self-confidence, and we all know that self-confidence is an essential part of being a good pool player. One example of this would be Psychologist Ivan Pavlov’s various experiments with dogs. To sum up his study, Pavlov sounded a bell as his dogs were fed. The dogs salivated when they saw the food. After doing this several times, the dogs associated the sound of the bell with food. Once the association was made, the sound of the bell alone made the dogs salivate. Let’s apply the same approach to pool. End game situations are typically where pool players feel the most performance anxiety. The closer we get to a win, the higher the expectation we have of ourselves, and the closer we get to winning “big money,” the more we tend to “lock up.” Knowing a few tricks to help take away end game pressure can really help. 1. Sound: The next time you are pocketing balls, focus on the sound an object ball makes as it drops into a pocket. Doesn’t it sound wonderful? It is a positive sound, and if we can hear it in our mind before every shot, it will build confidence and promote positive feelings. This needs to become an embedded part of your pre-shot routine. During play, you will need to do this before each and every shot. For example, when you’re making your practice strokes and rechecking your shot line, imagine actually hearing the sound of a ball being pocketed. That is the sound of success! Notice how it makes you feel. It should make you more confident. 2. Sight: The next sense I want you to consider is sight. As you’re practicing, imagine your cue ball rolling toward the object ball on an imaginary line. Then imagine the object ball rolling toward the center of the pocket on another line. Now, assign both of those lines a color. See if one color gives you more confidence than others, and if it does be sure to include that visual as a part of your pre-shot routine.

3. Verbal: Every time you pocket a hard shot during practice, say something positive to yourself such as “Yes!” Then, try to include this word or phrase as part of your pre-shot routine. Moreover, when you’re down on the shot and you’re ready to shoot, say that word or phrase to yourself to promote positive feelings. 4. Touch: Touch is the fourth sense that can be used to foster a positive emotional state. Like any of the other concepts discussed, after you do something positive in practice I would suggest that you reinforce that feeling by touching something that you can replicate right before an important shot. One example would be for you to touch the cloth of the pool table with your bridge hand in a way that is unique to you. You might tap your index finger against the slate right before you shoot or press firmly against the table with all of your fingers. After some practice, you will begin to associate that touch with something positive. I would also suggest that you include this as part of your pre-shot routine. I believe once you practice it a few times you will start to see that every time you replicate it, you will associate it with a “winning” feeling. Be sure and try all of your senses. Everyone is unique in how they respond so I recommend you try them all to see which ones work the best. It could be that one works better for you than the others, or you may find two or three that work equally. After some practice, you will be able to figure out which ones will benefit you the most. Incorporate your senses into your preshot routine and you’ll develop a “sixth sense,” one that many professional sportscasters refer to as the ability the play well in the clutch!

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THE IMPOSSIBLE BANK SHOT 2 A few issues back, I tried to teach you through one of my columns the famous and evergreen shot featured in the movie “The Hustler” and later named “The Impossible Bank Shot”.

STEFANO PELINGA Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.

A few years ago I was with my friend Mike Massey in Baltimore, practicing for the upcoming ESPN competition. While discussing several other shots, we faced a funny dilemma concerning this old shot. We asked ourselves “what if the Cue Ball is not frozen to the Object Ball? Is there a way to still pocket the OB? It did not take us long to come up with this interesting and very useful solution to the problem: as you can see in the diagram, if the CB is separated from the OB and kind of in a straight line with it, provided the distance between the two balls is 6-10”, you can try to elevate your cue by about 20-25⁰ and aim the OB 9/10 to the right (almost full). Use a speed 2 stroke and hit the CB at 12 o’clock with one tip of follow. The purpose is to have the CB jump up as it hits the OB. While the CB is airborne, the OB can pass under it and travel towards the opposite corner pocket. In our shows we reach out and grab the CB with our bridge hand before it lands back on the table, just to show off some poor juggling abilities, but you can definitely use this principle in a regular game provided you make sure to keep the CB on the table. So try not to hit it too hard or to apply more than one tip of top English. The higher English you will use on the CB, the slower the OB will move towards the pocket, sometimes without even reaching it, and chances are that the CB may jump out of the table. If the CB doesn’t jump high enough, than jack up the back of your cue more without changing the contact point of the tip on the CB. If the rails of the table you are playing on are not too bouncy like the ones some bar size tables come with, you may have to hit the CB harder, even with a speed 3 stroke. Keep practicing and if you have any question, feel free to contact me via my Facebook page: https://www.facebook. com/MrTrickShots


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Karen Corr won the Super Billiards Expo’s (SBE) Women’s Pro Championship in 2014, defeating Allison Fisher in the finals, and were it not for Vivian Villareal, the 2016 Diamond Women’s Open 9-Ball Pro Players Championship would have featured the same two finalists. As it was, Vivian Villareal faced Corr in the finals, and Corr defeated her to capture her second SBE title. The event drew 32 of the top female competitors to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, on the weekend of April 15-17.

Canada’s John Morra spent most of his time at the Diamond Super Billiards Expo’s 10-Ball Pro Championships on the loss side of the double elimination bracket. Sent Van Boening and there by Donny Mills in the second round of play, he won five in a row, including a Pagulayan played victory over Johnny Archer, to qualify for the eight-player, single elimination phase their ‘last winner of the tournament. He went on to defeat Mike Dechaine, Thorsten Hohmann, and standing’ battle to in the finals, Shane Van Boening to win the 10-Ball Pro Championship title. The within a game of $15,000-added event, run concurrently with seven other events at the SBE on the double hill before long weekend of April 14-17, drew 64 entrants to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Van Boening Center in Oaks, PA. As the winners’ bracket evolved throughout the weekend, it was a short list of the usual suspects who advanced to that side’s four qualifying spots on Sunday. In the final match for qualification, Alex Pagulayan faced Eddie Abraham, Warren Kiamco drew “The Iceman” (Mika Immonen), Earl Strickland squared off against Vilmos Foldes, and Van Boening met up with Corey Deuel. Pagulayan defeated Eddie closed it at 13-11. Meanwhile, Morra, in the ‘last Abraham 10-5, as Kiamco downed loss-side’ match defeated Hohmann 13-6. Immonen 10-7. Strickland moved among Van Boening, having won this event five times the final four winners with a 10-6 win in seven attempts, including three straight from over Foldes, while Van Boening eliminated 2012-2014 was looking for his sixth SBE title Deuel 10-6. (he was third behind winner Dennis Orcollo On the loss side, Tommy Kennedy earned and runner-up, Jayson Shaw, last year). Morra his way into that side’s final four with a derailed Boening’s planned trip to the winners’ 10-6 victory over Mike Davis. Thorsten circle, defeating him 13-10 to capture the title. Shane Van Boening & John Morra Hohmann defeated Donnie Mills in a double hill fight, Mike Dechaine downed Shaun Wilkie 10-5 and Morra got by Billy 1st $10,000 John Morra Thorpe 10-7. 2nd $5000 Shane Van Boening The winners’ side quarterfinals featured Pagulayan against Kiamco, and Van Boening 3/4th $3200 Alex Pagulayan, Thorsten Hohmann versus Strickland. On the loss side, Kennedy met Hohmann, and Morra drew 5-8th $2600 Mike Dechaine, Tommy Kennedy, Earl Strickland, Warren Kiamco Dechaine. Pagulayan defeated Kiamco 13-6, as Shane eliminated Strickland 13-5. 9-12th $2100 Mika Immonen, Eddie Abraham, Corey Deuel, Vilmos Foldes 13-16th $1700 Mike Davis, Donny Mills, Shaun Wilkie, Billy Thorpe Kennedy put up a strong, double hill fight against Hohmann, but was eliminated, while Morra finished Dechaine’s run 13-9.


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The women’s event featured something of a controversy, which resulted in a format change among the event’s final eight players. While all other events at this year’s SBE featured a final eight, single elimination format that in its opening and second (semifinal) round pitted winners against winners and losers against losers, leaving only one competitor on each side of the bracket, the women’s event altered that format. Following a requested and granted meeting between both Allen Hopkins (junior and senior) and tour directors Doug Ennis and Frank DelPizzo, the final eight were seeded to pit winners and losers against each other in the opening round (and, as it turned out, second round) of single elimination play.

If you think of the final eight as winners’ side opponents A, B, C & D, and the loss-side opponents as E, F, G & H, the original formula’s opening, single elimination round pitted A versus B and C versus D on the winners’ side, while on the loss side, E played F and G played H. In the second (semifinal) round, the winner of the A & B match faced the winner of the C & D match, while on the loss side, the winner of the E & F match faced the winner of the G & H match. This left one player on each side of the bracket. In the formula requested and granted to the women’s tournament by Hopkins, in the opening round, A played E, B played F, C played G and D faced H. The concern, reportedly expressed by the “unanimous” vote of the women whose concerns were transmitted to Hopkins, Jr. and Sr., by tour directors Ennis and DelPizzo, was that the original formula provided an incentive for the competitors in the winners’ side final eight (looking to advance to the single elimination round) to deliberately throw a match in order to face two weaker (loss side) opponents in an attempt to get to the finals. In effect, the proposal created an equivalent to baseball’s “infield fly” rule, which, prior to enactment, provided infielders with an incentive to drop an infield fly ball, in order to secure a more favorable outcome; two outs, instead of one, by a double play, rendered possible by a dropped infield fly ball. Though a decision has yet to be made, discussions about making this format change standard for all future SBE events is on the organizers’ agenda. The women returned to the tournament, operating under the newly enacted format. Three winners’ side matches advanced Allison Fisher, Jennifer Baretta, Karen Corr and Brittany Tom Zippler & Darren Appleton Bryant to the final eight. On the loss side, a single match advanced Vivian Villareal, Emily Duddy, and Caroline Pao (they’d all lost in the winners’ side final eight round). April Larson, who’d lost her opening match to Baretta, won four on the loss side to join them. With the new format, Fisher faced Larson, Baretta faced Villareal (whom she’d sent to the loss side in the previous winners’ side round), Corr faced Duddy and Bryant met up with Caroline Pao. Fisher eliminated Larson 13-4, Villareal defeated Baretta 13-8, Corr got by Duddy 13-5 and Caroline Pao sent Bryant home 13-9. Thus, in the semifinals, two winners’ side opponents (Fisher and Corr), faced two loss side opponents (Villareal and Pao), which could not have happened had the event followed the formula used by the SBE’s other tournaments. Villareal, who was down 6-0 at the start, came back to defeat Fisher 13-11. Corr eliminated Pao 13-3. Corr completed her undefeated run and claimed the event title with a 13-8 victory over Villareal in the finals. 1st Karen Corr $5000 2nd Vivian Villareal $2500 3/4th Allison Fisher, Caroline Pao $1500 5-8th April Larson, Jennifer Barretta, Emily Duddy, Brittany Bryant $1250

This year’s One Pocket tournament at the Super Billiards Expo was absent quite a few of the marquee names that were on-hand for the 2015 tournament. No Dennis Orcollo this year, or Corey Deuel, or Skyler Woodward. No defending champion Jason Brown, either. The event did feature Darren Appleton, Warren Kiamco and a short list of other known names, like Billy Thorpe, Jorge Rodriguez, and Bob Jewett. It came down to Appleton and Tom Zippler. Appleton going undefeated to win it, Zippler going three on the loss side, and two more among the final eight to challenge Appleton in the finals. The event, held on the weekend of April 14-17, drew 32 entrants to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Appleton got by Billy Thorpe in the opening round, and following victories over Illir Jaho and Dan Milligan, moved among the final four on the winners’ side and into the single elimination phase. Joining him in the opening round of this phase was Russell Parsons. Jewett and Vincent Cimarelli squared off in the other winners’ side quarterfinal. In the loss side quarterfinals, Kiamco faced Ciccia. Zippler, who’d been sent to the left

bracket by Kiamco, got by Ed Polumbo, Steve Fleming and Derek Schwager, to draw Joseph Sellechia in the other loss-side quarterfinal. On the winners’ side, Appleton downed Parsons 5-1, earning him a semifinal match against Cimarelli, who’d eliminated Jewett 5-3. On the loss side, Ciccia picked up a forfeit win, when Kiamco was forced to make a decision between One Pocket or the 10-Ball tournament. Zippler, in the meantime, defeated Sellechia 5-1. Appleton defeated Cimarelli 5-2, for a finals date with Zippler, who’d eliminated Ciccia 5-3. Appleton completed his undefeated run. He closed it out with a 5-1 victory over Zippler in the final to claim the 2015 Diamond Open One Pocket Professional Championship title. 1st $2000 Darren Appleton 2nd $1500 Tom Zippler 3/4th $1000 Vinnie Cimarelli, Marty Ciccia 5-8th $750 Warren Kiamco, Joseph Sellechia, Bob Jewett, Russell Parsons

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Missouri Junior State Champions Crowned in All Divisions Billiard’s Coach Mark Wilson of Lindenwood University once again hosted the Missouri Junior State 9-Ball Championships. This year’s event also took place over two weekends March 19 & 26. The 15 participants in total representing five states and competed in three divisions: 18 & Under Boys, 14 & Under Boys and 18 & Under Boys.

18 & Under Boys Division: 1st Place: Micah Ott, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals 2nd Place: Devan Stagner, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals The seven girls also played together in a round robin format. 17-year-old Serena Black of Warrensburg, IL went undefeated to defend her title while 14-year-old Katlin Schilling will also make an appearance at Junior Nationals as the best finisher of the 14 & Under Girls. 18 & Under Girls Division: 1st Place: Serena Black, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals 2nd Place: Trista Ingham, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals 14 & Under Girls Division: 1st Place: Katlin Schilling, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals 2nd Place: McKenzie Schilling, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals In the 14 & Under Boys division, there were also no undefeated matches among the five young men. Top local junior Keith McKuin of Poplar Bluff, MO brought home the title with a 3/1 record, winning 18 of the possible 20 games. 18 & Under Boys Division: 1st Place: Keith McKuin, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals 2nd Place: Austin Summers, Certificate and paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals

Special Thanks to Mark Wilson and Lindenwood University for making this event possible! Photos: 14u-boys-champs photo L-R: 2nd-Place Austin Summers, 1st Place Keith McKuin 14u-girls-champs photo L-R: 2nd Place McKenzie Schilling, 1st Place- Katlin Schilling 18u-boys-champs photo L-R: 1st Place Micah Ott, 2nd Place Devan Stagner 18u-girls-champs photo L-R: 2nd Place Trista Ingham, 1st Place- Serena Black,

Of the six 18 & Under boys, the two youngest players took top honors. Wilson opted for a round robin formats so everyone could get more matches in. 16-year-old Micah Ott from Oklahoma City came out on ahead winning 24 of the possible 25 games (and 4 out of 5 matches). Second place went to Devan Stagner with a 3/2 record and 22 games. “Everyone had a great time and the competition was very fair as nobody went undefeated,” added Wilson.


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April 12, 2016 (Denver, CO): On Sunday, April 3rd, the town of Saratoga, Wyoming once again welcomed junior cueists from three states all arriving for the 2nd Annual Wyoming Junior State 8-Ball Championships. This year’s event also marked the 4th Annual “Nubbins” Memorial event in loving memory of avid Wyoming pool enthusiast Steve “Nubbins” Doehling. The 32 young players competed in three separate divisions: 18 & Under Coed, 14 & Under Coed and the 9 & Under Pee Wee. The 18 & Under division saw a repeat finals match from last year’s Wyoming vs Nebraska. 17-year-old Richard Gonzales (WY) defeated 15-year-old Sheign Krafczik (NE) in the finals. Gonzales, the reigning Colorado Jr State 10-Ball 18 & Under Champion, had already earned paid entry to the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships so the honors went to Krafczik, along with 3rd place finisher Kaden Mayo, and top finishing girl Haley Glass. In the 13 & Under division, 12-year-old Amanda Campbell is proving to be unstoppable. Nicknamed “The Ripper” the reigning CO Jr State 10-Ball 14 & Under Champ defeated Ty Blower in the finals. From this division, Blower, 3rd place finisher Kohy Maki and his sister Kadesa (who finished 5th) all earned paid entry into junior nationals. More than half of this year’s 13 & Under field was comprised of girls. The 9 & Under Pee Wee division crowned a new winner this year. Bailey Glode was poised for her 3rd title but took a surprising early exit. 8-year-old Anthony Graham from Cheyenne, Wyoming defeated 7-year-old Mirakai Dodge in the hillhill finals match. This was Dodge’s first tournament ever. The two played their little hearts out. As always, Special Thanks go to the Wyoming Open and the town of Saratoga, event promoters Saratoga Mayor E.J. Glode, Monte Thayer, and Charlie Williams, along with the Wyoming Open staff, Andy Cloth, and all the other supporters of the Wyoming Open. The BEF also recognizes its Premier Sponsors for this year’s

BEF Junior State Championship program: Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Pechauer Custom Cues, Masters Chalk and BRAD Scuffers. Great Appreciation goes to all the participants who supported the BEF fundraising efforts all weekend. In total, over $1,000 was raised for youth billiard programs and BEF initiatives! 18 & UNDER DIVISION: 1st Richard Gonzales, Plaque, J. Pechauer Jump Cue, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. 2nd Sheign Krafczik, Plaque, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. 3rd Kaden Mayo, Plaque, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. Top Girl: Haley Glass, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. 13 & UNDER DIVISION: 1st Amanda Campbell, Plaque, J. Pechauer Jump Cue, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. 2nd Ty Blowers, Plaque, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. 3rd Kohy Maki, Plaque, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals. Top Girl: Kadesa Maki, paid entry into 2016 BEF Junior Nationals.

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Tara! Tara! Tara!

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Thirty-nine players showed up the weekend of March 19-20th at Legend’s Billiards in League City, TX to play in the second stop of 2016 on the OB Cues Ladies Tour. Top players from all over Texas and one new player from Alabama were gunning for the $775 first place prize in this event. With the awesome hospitality offered by Mindy and Craig Cohen and their staff, it was destined to be a great weekend of pool for all of the players. It was a full day of action on Saturday as thirty-nine players were dwindled down to eight ladies in the main event. On Saturday night, the 9th-12th finishers were Jennifer Kraber, Monica Anderson, Michelle Cortez, and Alicia Stanley. Great job ladies! Returning on Sunday, the final four in the winner’s bracket were Corina Campbell vs. Robyn Petrosino and Tara Williams vs. Amanda Lampert. The four ladies returning on the one-loss side were Orietta Strickland vs. Angie Payne and Jennifer Yo vs. Ricki Casper. Eliminated in the 7th-8th position was Jennifer Yo and Angie Payne, both of Austin, TX. This was Jennifer’s highest finish to date in an OB Ladies Tour event, Congratulations Jennifer! The 5th-6th places went to Amanda Lampert of Frisco, TX and Robyn Petrosino of Spring, TX; Congratulations Robyn on hitting her highest finish to date as well! 4th place was taken by Ricki Lee Casper of Houston, TX. Congratulations to all the ladies for their great shooting that earned them the spot in the main event on Sunday! Tara Williams of Fort Worth made her way through Saturday with wins over Adena Sanchez (7-0), Kim Pierce (7-2), Michelle Cortez (7-5), and Monica Anderson (7-2). On Sunday, she continued her undefeated run and to take the hot seat with wins over Amanda Lampert (7-4) and Corina Campbell (7-3). Corina Campbell of Dallas set up her highest finish to date by making her way through to the brackets, defeating on Saturday Teresa Garland (7-5), Lorna McEwan (7-5), and Jennifer Yo (7-2). She continued her run on Sunday winning against Robyn Petrosino (7-6), before being taking her first loss in the finals (3-7) against Tara for the hot seat. For the 3rd place match, Corina was matched against Orietta Strickland of Dallas. Orietta jumped to a heavy lead at 6-2, but after a few unforced errors Corina was allowed back into the match. By continuing to capitalize on the opportunities given by Orietta, Corina was able to tie the match at 6 games to have one game decide who would move on to the finals. In the last game, both players traded safeties throughout the rack, but Corina missed a tough kick on the six to give Orietta ball in hand with four balls on the table. The only problem with the layout was that the 8-9 were tied up on the bottom rail. Orietta pocketed the 6 and played shape on the 7 to break out the trouble 8-9 layout, but when she executed the breakout, the 8-9 remained close together, forcing a combination on the 9-ball. She studied the combination for a minute, then took the shot. All the breath in the room was sucked in as the 9-ball rattled in the pocket but didn’t fall, leaving Corina an 8-9 combo for the match win.


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With Tara and Corina in the finals match, it was a rematch of the hot seat for the tournament. Just like the hot seat match, both players traded racks early in the set until the match was set at 3-3. Once again, on the seventh game, Tara turned it on and didn’t look back. She finished out the set just as she had the first time they played with a final score of 7-3. Congratulations to Corina for her second place finish and reaching her highest finish to date on the tour!!! With this second win of 2016, Tara has seventeen tour wins and now holds the OB Cues Ladies Tour record for the most wins by a single player. Congratulations Tara on another great accomplishment! Thanks again to Legends for hosting all the lovely ladies for this second event of 2016, and to all our board members who do a fantastic job all year around. Special recognition and thanks to OB Cues our main tournament sponsor. If you want to get serious about your game, check out OB Cues at www.obcues. com Many thanks and love to all our families, fans, supporters—we greatly appreciate each and every one of you. Also to the many, many ladies/ players/ friends who traveled from near and far; we loved seeing you all again and greatly appreciate you making the journey to play on the OB Cues Ladies Tour. We look forward to seeing everyone once again at Stop #3 – Click’s Billiards in San Antonio, Texas, May 21-22nd weekend. Good Pool, Good Friends, Good Times – we are the OB Cues Ladies Tour!!!!! Check us out at or Facebook/obcuestour Tournament Results & Payouts: $2000 monies added – 39 players 1st – Tara Williams – $775 2nd – Corina Campbell – $600 3rd – Orietta Strickland - $450 4th – Ricki Lee Casper - $340 5th/6th – Amanda Lampert, Robyn Petrosino - $170 7th/8th – Jennifer Yo, Angie Payne - $95 9th/12th –Jennifer Kraber, Monica Anderson, Michelle Cortez, Alicia Stanley $45 Second Chance Tournament Results & Payouts: $100 monies added – 17 players 1st – Jillian Nickerson - $105 2nd –Teresa Garland - $81 3rd – Lorna McEwan - $54 4th – Yvonne Asher - $27 $30 Tough Luck Draw for drawing the reigning Tour Champ first round – Adena Sanchez OB Cues Raffle Winners: Robyn Petrosino and Terry Petrosino


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2016 Complete Results available at Photos by: Ricky Bryant - RB Promotions


64 players -- $500 Entry -- $47,000 purse 1st $10,000 John Morra - Scarborough, Ontario CANADA 2nd $5,000 Shane VanBoening - Sioux Falls, SD 3/4 $3,200 Thorsten Hohmann - Jacksonville, FL Alex Pagulayan - Alhambra, CA Phillipines 5-8 $2,600 Michael Dechaine - Waterville, ME Tommy Kennedy - North Port, FL Warren Kiamco - New York, NY Earl Strickland - Greenville, SC 9-12 $2,100 Eddie Abraham - Philadelphia, PA Corey Deuel - New Port Richey, FL Vilmos Foldes - Hanford, CA Mika Immonen - Palisades Park, NJ 13-16 $1,700 Mike Davis - Sterling, VA Donnie Mills - Largo, FL Billy Thorpe - Dayton, OH Shaun Wilkie - Havre De Grace, MD


SHANE WINTERS OPEN AMATEUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP - 64 Places Paid - 992 Players 1 $5,000 Shane Winters (pictured above) - Toledo,OH 2 $3,000 Tyler Steinhaus - Lakeville,MN 3-4 $2,000 David Krenzel - Wilmington,NC Jamason Pluta - Lakeville,MN 5-8 $1,500 Shannon Fitch - Burlington,NC Miguel A Batista Irizarry - Ponce,PR Dennis Pastras - Clifton,NJ Houston Rodriguez - Hope,MI 9-16 $1,200 Bobby Jack Connet Jr - Sevierville,TN Jared Demalia - Woburn,MA Bart Goodie - Grand Rapids,MI Joe Hong - Horsham,PA Michael Miller - Easton,PA Justin Muller - Watermill,NY Dany Normandin - Becancour,Quebec Brett Stottlemyer - Pasadena,MD

32 players -- $225 Entry -- $8500 purse 1st $2,000 Darren Appleton - Pontrefact, West Yorkshire United Kingdon 2nd $1,500 Thomas Zippler - Edgewood, MD 3/4 $1,000 Martin Ciccia - Hamilton, NJ Vincent Cimarelli - Clifton Heights, PA 5-8 $750 Justin Jewett - Albany, NY Warren Kiamco - New York, NY Russell Parsons - Conshohocken, PA Joseph Sellecchia - Wycombe, PA


32 players -- $300 Entry -- $15,500 Purse 1st $5,000 Karen Corr - Westminster,MD 2nd $2,500 Vivian Villarreal - San Antonio,TX 3/4 $1,500 Allison Fisher - Warhaw,NC Caroline Pao - Palisades Park,NJ 5-8 $1,250 Jennifer Barretta - New York,NY Brittany Bryant - Guelph,ONTARIO CANADA Emily Duddy - Jersey City,NJ April Larson - Bloomington,MN

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AMATEUR SUPER SENIORS PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Places Paid - 128 Players 1st $1,000 Viktor Albataew (pictured above) - Brigantine,NJ 2nd $700 Steve Lillis - Haledon,NJ 3/4 $550 James Manno - Thorndale,PA Don Steele - Greensburg,PA 5-8 $400 Nelson Rivera - San Sebastian,PR Redgie Smallwood - Mount Jackson,VA Tom Watters - Albuquerque,NM Lyn Wechsler - Rochester,NY 9-16 $300 Warner Burton - Philadelphia,PA David Corley - Middlefield,Ct Ed Kiess - Lake Worth,FL Melvin Moore - Erie,MI Glen W Pickelsimer - Moneta,VA Jerry Shepard - Joppa,MD Steven D Slippey - Hollidaysburg,PA Constantine Topczij - Haskell,NJ VIKTOR ALBATAEW

WOMENS AMATEUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Places Paid - 185 Players 1 $2,000 Briana Miller - Allentown,PA 2 $1200 Jia Li - Newburgh,NY 3-4 $800 Jacquilyn Duggan - Virginia Beach,VA Michelle Jiang - Harvard,MA 5-8 $500 Cheree Adams - California,MD Rhio Anne Flores - Union,NJ Nicole Nester - Hazle Township,PA Akiko Taniyama - Woodside,NY 9-16 $325 Ashea Erdahl - Las Vegas,NV Catherine Fiorilla - Lawrence,MA Nicole Fleming - Hanover,MD Kathy Lebel - Lewiston,ME Darlene Lewis - Joppa,MD Christina Madrigale - Christiana,PA Ashlee Trinci - Schenectady,NY Yue Yu - Brooklyn,NY

SKYLER WOODWARD PRO / AM PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 32 players -- Top 8 Paid 1st $4,000 Skyler Woodward - Paducah,KY 2nd $2,000 Anthony Meglino - Tamarac,FL 3-4 $1,000 Eddie Richardson - Sumter,SC Jeremy Sossei - Watertown,CT 5-8 $500 Edward S Hancock - Mansfield,OH Matt Krah - Newark,DE Enrique Rojas - New York,NY Bucky Souvanthong - Ithaa,NY


AMATEUR SENIORS PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 32 Places Paid - 384 Players 1 $3,000 Ronny Park - Fort Mill, SC 2 $1,500 Ike Runnels - Kankakee, IL 3-4 $1,000 Edmund Matushonek - West Hazleton, PA Edgardo Ramirez - Aguanda, PR 5-8 $800 James Conn - Rockaway, NJ Dave Fernandez - Northfield, VT Juan Garcia - Zeeland, MI Efrain Morales - Quebradillas, PR 9-16 $650 Dennis J Bolella - Port Jervis, NY Felipe Leiva - New York, NY Carmen Lombardo - Wayne, NJ Tony Mougey - Mansfield, OH John Reed - East Amherst, NY Daryl Lee Riley - Hollywood, MD Lyn Wechsler - Rochester, NY Ronald G Williams - Upper Marlboro, MD

17-32 $400

Greg Antonakos - Staatsburg, NY Ed Culhane - Butler, NJ Keith Jones - Huntington, WV Bernie Kirby - Raphine, VA Michael Lizzio - Sewell, NJ Nobuyuki Matsumi -JAPAN Roger Meehling - Proctorville, OH John Meyer - Upper Black Eddy, PA Tommy Lee Muldrow - Sumter, SC Luis (Tito) Ortiz - Rochester, NY Nelson Rivera - San Sebastian, PR Gene Rossi - Oakmont, PA Dennis Schnell - Mount Vernon, IN Glenn Smith - Goose Creek, SC John Vitale - Colchester, CT Frank Woessner - Boca Raton, FL


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Point Standings as of April 30, 2016




MORRIS Rodney 106







WILKIE Shaun 75

WOODWARD Skyler 66




LOMBARDO Hunter 52

DEUEL Corey 50

BERGMAN Justin 39


DAVIS Mike 39


May 2016

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Back Alley Billiards HOSTS OKLA. STATE ACS SCOTCH DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN’S DIVISION 1st - Deb McCoy & Anita Hill 2nd - Carrie Williams & Mandy Lay 3rd - Rachel Petersen & Sharon Stanton 4th - Sandy Chamberlain & Trina Durdin. Deb McCoy & Anita Hill


1st - Keith & Trevor Ouellette 2nd - John Riley & Tony Pipino 3rd - Ben Phillips & Randy Gothard 4th - Steve Watson & David Bush

Trevor & Keith

1st - Billy Barnes & Paul Bennett 2nd - Doug Kirby & Jason Chappell 3rd - Robert Webb & Ryan Holmes 4th - David Truelove & Steve Hixon.

Greg Boyd

Wins 64-player

5 &under tourney

at Back Alley Billiards

Cari Claxton won $60 for finishing farther in the tournament than all the other lady competitors.

After 16 hours of grueling tournament play, Greg Boyd won the title of tournament champion and beat out 63 other competitors at Back Alley Billiards’ 5-speed & under 8-Ball tourney on Feb. 13. He won $1,445 for his first-place finish. He started the tournament out strong and won his first match 4-0 and his next two matches 4-1. His won his fourth match, which was hill-hill, against Kenny Deatherage, and then beat Ryan Earsom 4-2. He then won the hot seat match 4-2 against John VanHoutan. In the championship match, Greg lost the first set to Morgan Smith, of Tulsa, with a 4-2 score and then beat Smith in the second set 3-2. Morgan Smith got 2nd place in the tournament and won $980. John VanHoutan took 3rd and won $630. Wayne Montgomery got 4th and won $430. Tony Cangelosi and Ryan Earsom finished in the 5/6 spot and got $135 each. August Lambertus and Keith Strahan finished 7/8 and won $40 apiece. Trevor Ouellette, Kenny Deatherage, Josh Gustafson and James Smith each won $20 for finishing in 9-12th place. Back Alley Billiards in McAlester, Okla., hosts numerous leagues and tournaments. For more information, contact the pool hall at 918-916-CUES (2837).


May 2016


Story & Photos Courtesy of Joseph Watson, III

April 13, 2016 (Denver, CO): The Indiana BEF Juniors State 9-Ball Championships is in the books. This year’s event was hosted by Lags Billiards in Columbus, IN. We had a total of 23 juniors show up to compete for 4 spots at the BEF Junior Nationals in July. There were 12 in the 18 and under division battling it out for the 2 spots this division. There was some great pool being played by these juniors although mistakes were made they all kept good composure and showed some excellent sportsmanship. The hot seat match came down to Zach Lafferty the defending champion from Wood River, Il vs Lee Saylor from Hamilton, Oh.


from Brazil, IN after a back a forth battle Jake takes the hot seat sending John to the one loss side. John would go to face Brandon Waytovich on the one loss side and come out on top to face Jake again for the championship. Jake showed some great shooting to win the first match and taking home the 1st place championship. John would take home second and gaining a spot at the BEF Junior Nationals in July. Rounding out the top 4 would be Brandon Waytovich finishing 3rd and Jordan Waytovich finishing 4th and gaining a spot at the BEF Junior Nationals in July. Due to Jake and Brandon both already being qualified Jordan was next in line to receive

Zach Lafferty

After some fierce pool playing action Lee reigned supreme over Zach sending him to the one loss side. But Zach fought his way back to take the 1st place spot in his division for the second year in a row. Lee finished 2nd and gaining entry into the Junior Nationals in July. And rounding out the top 4 was 3rd place by Tanner Standeford out of Avon, in also gaining entry into the Juniors Nationals in July, Zach had qualified already which Lee Saylor put Tanner next in line to receive the entry and 4th place was last years 14 and under champion Joey Brush from Terre Haute, In. Good luck to these Juniors at the BEF Junior Nationals. Therewere 11 playing in the 14 and under division and we saw some stellar playing by these young champions. Again some great sportsmanship by these young players. The hot seat match came down to John Gregg from Indianapolis, IN vs Jake Sollman


May 2016

Above: Jake Sollman and John Gregg

Below: Owners of Lags Billiards

the spot. Good Luck to these juniors at the BEF Junior Nationals. Also want to give a huge thank you to the sponsors of this event. Dale Williams Auto Repair out of Whiteland, In, Break Time Billiards out of Terre Haute, In and last but not least PhatGuy’s Sports Bar & Grill out of North Vernon, In. Also thanks to my wife Renea and Daughter Cristina for volunteering their time to help the event run smoothly. Thanks to Lags Billiards for hosting the tournament. Thanks to the parents for taking the time to bring all these juniors out to participate.

Special Thanks to Joseph Watson, III for making this event possible!


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Sharky's Billiards March 26th, 2016 61 Player Field No Master 9-Ball Results


And the CHAMPION is.... Amy Latzko!!! 2nd place Anna Isabel Tulauan and 3rd Sarah Rousey.

1st Alex Grell (Bettendorf, IA) 2nd Rory Smith (Galesburg, IL) 3rd Ryan Short (Cedar Rapids, IA) 4th River Burke (Andalusia, IL) 5-6th Rob James (Davenport, IA) Giancarlo Gonzalez (Chicago, IL) 7-8th Andy Sedam (New Boston, IL) Jason Houselog (Dubuque, IA) 9-12th Adam Thomas (LeClaire, IA) Shaun Pohlman (Algonquin, IL) Jim Porcelli (Batavia, IL) Luis Carreon (Chicago, IL) 13-16th Shane Gibson (Davenport, IA) Tyler Howell (Davenport, IA) Kerry Fierke (Justice, IL) Eric Erwin ( Davenport, IA)

Congratulations ladies!!!!!

RED SHOES BILLIARDS ALISP, IL BANK POOL TOURNAMENT April 9th, 2016 were as follows. 1st/2nd “SPLIT” Glen “Piggybanks” Rogers & Neal Jacobs.... 3rd Leonard McGee 4th Mike Mulbrandt 5-6 John Rawski & Mark Pratico (256) 686-3171

Payout Calcutta $685 $1300 $500 $800 $350 $500 $250 $275 $150 $140 $100 $75


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WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS If you have any changes to your weekly pool tournaments EMAIL: DATE CITY Mondays Davenport, IA Houston, TX Des Moines, IA Green Bay, WI Tuesdays Lawrence, KS Des Moines, IA Houston, TX Wednesdays McAlester, OK Davenport, IA Midwest City, OK St Peters, MO Houston, TX Alsip, IL Oshkosh, WI Thursdays Oshkosh, WI Davenport, IA Des Moines, IA Lawrence, KS Fridays McAlester, OK Houston, TX Coon Rapids, MN Des Moines, IA Farmington, MN Tulsa, OK Poplar Bluff, MO Midwest City, OK Davenport, IA Round Rock, TX Oshkosh, WI Mankato, MN Green Bay, WI St Peters, MO Olathe, KS Olathe, KS Olathe, KS Olathe, KS Saturdays Houston, TX Tulsa, OK Olathe, KS Round Rock, TX Houston, TX Tulsa, OK St Peters, MO Springfield, MO Sundays McAlester, OK Des Moines, IA Olathe, KS Davenport, IA Lawrence, KS Round Rock, TX Oshkosh, WI Springfield, MO

LOCATION Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Bogies Billiards Big Dog Billiards KK Billiards Astro’s Big Dog Billiards Bogie’s West Back Alley Billiards Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Jamaica Joe’s Teachers Billiards Bogies Billiards Red Shoes Varsity Club Varsity Club Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Big Dog Billiards Astro’s Back Alley Billiards Bogies Billiards CR’s Sports Bar Big Dog Billiards Farmington Billiards Q-Spot Billiards Smokin’ Aces Jamaica Joe’s Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Skinny Bob’s Billiards Varsity Club Kato Cue Club KK Billiards Teachers Billiards Shooters Billiards (1st Fri) Shooters Billiards (2nd Fri) Shooters Billiards (4th Fri) Shooters Billiards (5th Fri) Bogies Billiards T’s Billiards Shooters Billiards Skinny Bob’s Billiards Bogie’s West Q-Spot Billiards Teachers Billiards Shooters Billiards Back Alley Billiards Big Dog Billiards Shooters Billiards Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Astro’s Skinny Bob’s Billiards Varsity Club Shooters Billiards

PHONE (563) 359-7225 (281) 821-4544 (515) 266-6100 (920) 432-0059 785-749-7699 (515) 266-6100 (832) 912-4432 (918) 916-2837 (563) 359-RACK (405) 736-0590 (636) 441-9964 (281) 821-4544 (708) 388-3700 (920) 651-0806 (920) 651-0806 (563) 359-7225 (515) 266-6100 785-749-7699 (918) 916-2837 (281) 821-4544 (763) 780-1585 (515) 266-6100 (651) 463-2636 (918) 779-6204 (573) 712-2900 (405) 736-0590 (563) 359-7225 (512) 733-1111 (920) 651-0806 (507) 388-7665 (920) 432-0059 (636) 441-9964 (913) 780-5740 (913) 780-5740 (913) 780-5740 (913) 780-5740 (281) 821-4544 (918) 622-7747 (913) 780-5740 (512) 733-1111 (832) 912-4432 (918) 779-6204 (636) 441-9964 (417) 315-8340 (918) 916-2837 (515) 266-6100 (913) 780-5740 (563) 359-7225 785-749-7699 (512) 733-1111 (920) 651-0806 (417) 315-8340

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME 9-Ball $12 $100 every 16 7PM 9 Ball on 8’ tables-Race 4/3 $7 $100 w/20 8PM Open 8-Ball $10 no g.f. $/player 16+ 6PM 9-Ball-Race to 4-Alt Break-DE $10 $50 w/16 7PM BCA 8-Ball $5 Matching Call Handicap 8-Ball-DE $10 Call 7PM 9 Ball-Limit 32 $12 8PM 9 Ball Open - Race to 3 $5 $$$ 7:30PM 8-9-10 Ball Coin Toss $10 (incl g.f.) $100 every 16 6:30PM 9 Ball - 10 & under $15 $5/player 7:30PM 5,6,7 9-Ball - Race to 3+ $13 $5 side pot 7:30PM 8 Ball on 8’ tables-Race 2/1 $7 $100 w/20 8PM 10 Ball $15 Call 8PM 9-Ball Beginners $8 Call Call 9-Ball Intermediate $10 Call Call 8-Ball $5+$3 g,f, $100 every 16 7PM Short Rack 8-Ball-Race to 3 $10 Call 11PM BCA 9-Ball $5 Matching 7PM 8 Ball Open - Race to 3 $10 $$$ 7:30PM 8-Ball-on Bar Tables $10 Call 7PM 8-Ball on 7’ Diamonds $16 Break Pot 7PM Open 10-Ball $10 $3/player 7PM 8 or 9-ball rotation $15+$5 g.f. $50 w/16 6:30PM 8-Ball 7 & under $5 Call 9 PM 9 Ball $10 $200 7PM Open 8-Ball - Rated Call Call Call 9-Ball on 7’ Valleys $10 $100 every 16 7PM 9-Ball Race 3/3-Last Woman $ $12 Call 8PM 9-Ball $15 $50 7PM 8-Ball Progressive - Hdcp $16 Call 6:30PM 8-Ball Race to 3/2 $5 $50 w/16 8PM 3,4,5 8-Ball - Race to 2+ $13 $5 side pot 7:30PM 8-9 Ball (even-odd months) $10-Limit 32 $300 Guar 7PM APA 4’s & under 8-Ball $10 $200 Guar 6PM C rated 9-Ball - KC 6 & below $10 $200 Guar 6PM B rated 9-Ball - KC 8 & below $15 $200 Guar 6PM 8-Ball on Bar Tables $10 $$$ 8PM Alt 8/9 Ball - Vegas Style $25 $100 every 8 1PM B Rated 9-Ball-KC B & below $12 Call 6:30PM 9-Ball Race 4/3 9-Ball Break Pot $12 Call 8PM 8 Ball-Limit 32 $11 $100 w/20 4PM 9-Ball 7 & under $10 (incl. g.f.) Call 9PM 9-Ball - Race to Hcp - DE $15 $5 side pot 1PM 8-Ball $5 $100 7:30PM Scotch Doubles - Race to 3 $10 $$$ 5:30PM Open Short Rack 8/9 $10 no g.f. $5/player 16+ 6PM 8-Ball / 9-Ball Big Table Open $12 Call 3PM 10-Ball $12 $100 every 16 7PM 3-Ball Rounds - Winner take all $1 10AM 10-Ball Race 5/3 9-Ball Break Pot $12 Break&Run Pot 2PM 10-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 5 $15 Call Call Majority Rules $5 $100 6PM

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CITY Moline, IL Alsip, IL McAlester, OK Shreveport, LA Dubuque, IA Davenport, IA Kokomo, IN Temple, TX Moline, IL Tulsa, OK Tulsa, OK Des Moines, IA Wichita, KS McAlester, OK Waukesha, WI Tulsa, OK McAlester, OK Davenport, IA Cahokia, IL McAlester, OK Moline, IL Tulsa, OK Olathe, KS Shreveport, LA McAlester, OK Tulsa, OK Tulsa, OK McAlester, OK Moline, IL Houston, TX Houston, TX Tulsa, OK McAlester, OK Kokomo, IN Des Moines, IA Des Moines, IA Des Moines, IA Des Moines, IA McAlester, OK Tulsa, OK Houston, TX Shreveport, LA Des Moines, IA Tulsa, OK Tulsa, OK Shreveport, LA Tulsa, OK Round Rock, TX Round Rock, TX Tulsa, OK

LOCATION Deep Pockets Red Shoes Back Alley 6 Pockets Cue Masters Billiards Sharky’s Billiards Spanky’s Billiards Charlie’s Cue Deep Pockets T’s Billiards T’s Billiards Big Dogs Rhythm & Cues Back Alley Cue Club T’s Billiards Back Alley Sharky’s Billiards Breakout Billiards Back Alley Deep Pockets T’s Billiards Shooters 6 Pockets Back Alley T’s Billiards T’s Billiards Back Alley Deep Pockets Bogies Bogies T’s Billiards Back Alley Spanky’s Billiards Big Dog Billiards Big Dog Billiards Big Dog Billiards Big Dog Billiards Back Alley T’s Billiards Bogies 6 Pockets Big Dog Billiards T’s Billiards T’s Billiards 6 Pockets T’s Billiards Skinny Bob’s Skinny Bob’s T’s Billiards

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LEVEL 2 MAY 13/15 – Chuck Markulis Memorial - Sacramento, CA Table: 9 ft - Players: 100 - Added: $15,000 - Grade: Two MAY 29/30 - Ginky Memorial – Steinway Billiards, New York Table: 9 ft - Players: 64 pros (96 amateurs) - Added: $4,000 - Grade: Three JULY 8-10 - West Coast Challenge 10-Ball - Freemont, CA Table: 9ft - Grade: Two


May 2016

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME 10-Ball $60 incl g.f. $3,000 w/96 10AM One Pocket $50 incl g.f. $500 w/ff Noon Progressive 8-Ball Open $20 Call 2PM 9-Ball $35 $500 7PM 8-Ball $40 $1,000 w/64 11AM 8-Ball $40 (incl g.f.) $1,000 Call 9-Ball $100 $1,000 11AM 9-Ball $60 (incl g.f.) $500 w/64 Call 4 Man 8-Ball Team $100 (incl g.f.) $1,000 w/32 Call 9-Ball one foul - 8 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM 9-Ball 8 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM Professional Training Cost $550 N/A Noon 9-Ball $20-Limit 64 $1,000 w/64 Noon 8-Ball 7 Speed & under $20 Call 2PM 8-Ball Mixed Open $50/$45/$40/$30 Call 10AM 8-Ball 7 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM Open 9-Ball $20 Call 2PM 8-Ball $40 (incl g.f.) $1,000 Call 8-Ball Team $120/T $1,000 2PM 8-Ball 6 Speed & under $20 Call 2PM 8-Ball $30 (incl g.f.) $1,000 w/64 Noon Open 9-Ball $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 8plyr Noon Midwest 9-Ball/Mosconi Cup Event $5,000 Guar Call 9-Ball $35 $500 7PM Progressive 8-Ball Open $20 Call 2PM 9-Ball one foul - 8 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM 9-Ball 8 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM 8-Ball 7 Speed & under $20 Call 2PM 9-Ball No Master Call $1,000 w/64 Call 9-Ball-Women $25 $500 w/32 10AM 9-Ball-Open/Amateur $35/$25 $1,000 11AM 8-Ball 7 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM Rated 9-Ball $20 Call 2PM 9-Ball $100 $1,500 11AM Big Foot 10-Ball-Limit 16-SE $500 $1,000 Guar Call One Pocket-Limit 16 $2,000 $8,000 Guar 6PM Open 9-Ball-Limit 200 $20 $2,000 Guar Call Banks Ring Game-Limit 8-SE $250 $1,000 Guar 8PM 8-Ball 6 Speed & under $20 Call 2PM Open 9-Ball $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 8plyr Noon Annual Topwater Mem. 1 Pocket $100-Limit 64 $2,000 7PM 9-Ball $35 $500 7PM Women’s 9-Ball $50 $500 11:30AM 9-Ball one foul - 8 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM Open 9-Ball $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 8plyr Noon 9-Ball $35 $500 7PM 9-Ball one foul - 8 & under $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 10plyr 1PM 9-Ball-Open/Amateur $35/$25 $1,000 11AM 9-Ball-Women $25 $500 w/32 10AM Open 9-Ball $20+$10 g.f. $100 every 8plyr Noon

LEVEL 3 MAY TBA - USBTC 8 Ball – Nevada Table: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: Three MAY TBA - USBTC 9 Ball – Nevada Table: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: Three May TBA - USBTC 10 Ball – Nevada Table: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: Three JUNE TBA - Midwest 9-Ball Tour - Shooters, Olathe, KS Table: 7 ft - Players: 128 - Added $15,000 - Grade: One JULY 20-22 - U S Open 10-Ball - Las Vegas, NV Table: 7 ft - Grade: One JULY 23-25 - U S Open 8-Ball - Las Vegas, NV Table: 7ft - Grade: One


Rack'em Pool Magazine May Issue 2016  

The May Issue of Rack'em Pool Magazine is now online. Read all about the Super Billiards Expo.

Rack'em Pool Magazine May Issue 2016  

The May Issue of Rack'em Pool Magazine is now online. Read all about the Super Billiards Expo.