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The Psychology of Pool DR. CHRIS STANKOVICH

Dr. Chris Stankovich, known as “The Sports Doc,” is a national expert in the field of sport & performance psychology and has been featured on ESPN for his work with elite athletes. His #1 best selling pool video “Mind of Steel: Mental Toughness for Pool Success” has been used by thousands of players to improve focus, increase confidence, and eliminate anxiety. You can learn more about Dr Stankovich and Mind of Steel by visiting drstankovich.com

DEVELOP CONFIDENCE FOR SUCCESS IN POOL! Confidence truly is king when it comes to athletic success. Confident pool players constantly look to dominate their opponents and “play to win,” while players lacking confidence consistently underachieve, choke, and play to “avoid losing.” When you are confident in your pool playing abilities, your mind and body become synchronized and you get into Flow (or as athletes refer to it, “the Zone”). Confident players don’t pay attention to things that don’t matter (the opponent, the fans, the last missed shot, etc), and instead channel their complete energy into the only thing that is important – the next shot. Confidence also impacts perception – for example, say you took 10 shots and made 5 and missed 5. A confident player will stay focused and positive, whereas a player with less confidence will get angry, frustrated, and inevitably miss more future shots. The good news is you control your self confidence! To begin with, make sure to have a positive attitude every time you pick up your cue. Positive emotions and attitudes have a tremendous impact on self-confidence! The great news is YOU control your emotions and attitude, so be sure to stay positive everyday. This game is tough enough without you being your own worst enemy!

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Some additional tips for building self-confidence are presented below: • Practice with a purpose. Work on mastering the basic skills until you can do them without thinking – to the point where they become automatic. More shots made = greater self-confidence • Make pool mastery a personal challenge. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? The perception you have is as individual as you are. Whenever you play pool you are going to make some shots and miss others – the real question is what will you focus on at the end of the day? If you are challenged to get better every day you will always look to build on the future by challenging yourself to get better every day! • Look to learn something new every day. By improving at the small details of pool (i.e. getting into pinpoint position), you will make more shots and improve your confidence level. • Laugh. Life is short enough, so you might as well enjoy as much of it as you can! Sometimes you have to just break down your stick, smile, and promise to make tomorrow a better day than today. Remember, it’s not the end of the world when you miss a shot (or lose a game), and the sun really will come up tomorrow! • Keep a journal of your success. If you think you will remember the last time you played great pool, think again. I’ll bet you can’t even remember what you had for lunch yesterday, much less that great tournament you played in 6 months ago! Trust me, if you want to feel good nothing beats a quick re-read of one of your best all-time games! Confidence is king, and you control your confidence level! Think like a champion and one day you may become one – good luck!

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SINKIN’ THE MONEY BALL

by Tom Simpson © July 2006 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com In most games, there is a moment when we face the gamewinning (or game-losing shot) – the “money ball”. In Eight Ball and Nine Ball, obviously it’s shooting the 8 or the 9. We’ve been there a thousand times, and it’s not always pretty.

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Because making this one shot matters so much, and because the ball just sits there waiting for us to decide we’re ready, we have opportunities to get ourselves in trouble. We think of the money shot as something different from the other shots, and the pressure begins to rise. We allow the pressure to influence how we approach the shot, how we feel about it, and how we shoot it. And guess what? We start to see it as a different shot. It doesn’t look like it would if it was just a “regular shot”. The pressure to make it, and the potential embarrassment if we don’t, distract us from the task at hand. We get tied up with issues of winning and losing, fear of missing an easy shot and looking like we succumbed to the pressure, self-consciousness because we feel the judging gaze of the railbirds. We desperately try to avoid choking – and of course that causes us to choke. This is a huge, multi-faceted problem, one we’re all too familiar with. We’ve all missed game-winning hangers. We all face the money ball challenge – hopefully frequently. Psychotherapy is expensive, takes too long, and will have our opponents poking fun at us (causing even more stress and pressure). So, what practical steps can we take to deal with those pesky money balls? Here are a few tips: 1. Don’t break your rhythm. We tend to shoot best with a particular cadence (a series of counts or beats that coincide with the various stages of our shooting routine). We also shoot with a certain tempo (how quickly or slowly our cadence runs). How everything works together for good timing and good results is our rhythm. It’s OK to slow your tempo for pressure shots, but don’t change the action sequence of your cadence. In other words, try to shoot the money ball just like any other ball. Play basic, easy position. Don’t hesitate, don’t give it special consideration, don’t do anything different.

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2. No speed, no spin. OK, you’ve broken your rhythm and the anxiety is mounting. You still have to make the ball. On money ball shots, all you have to do is make the shot and not scratch. On every shot except the money ball shot, you have to control Angle, Speed, and Spin. This is why the game is difficult. But now, on the money ball, all you need to control is cut angle. Put all of your focus on cutting the ball, use no unnecessary spin, and shoot at your natural speed. Your natural speed is the speed your body shoots if you’re not thinking about speed; the speed you shoot with your eyes closed. 3. Cinch the shot. Now, you’re hoping your opponent doesn’t see your hand shaking. You’re so clenched up, you’ve lost any fluidity you once had. You don’t trust your stroke. OK, let’s just make the ball. To cinch the shot, take the shortest bridge you can (maybe 4” of stroking room). Put your tip very close to the cueball, so you can see exactly where you’re going to hit. Now take an insanely short stroke (maybe 2”) and sink that ball. You won’t have room to go off line, and with the short stroke, your opponent won’t be able to see you quaking. 4. Back away. You’re down on the shot, and your head is filled with chatter and doubt. You’re not confident. Something is telling you you’re likely to miss. STOP and back away. It’s less costly and embarrassing than missing. Take a lap of the table. Go wipe down your shaft. Take a couple of deep breaths. Whatever; let some time pass, and allow the adrenaline to drain out of your brain. Approach the shot, walking in on the shot line, from as far away as possible. As you approach, stay focused on the shot line. Settle softly down into the shot. It’s just you and the balls. 5. Own the shot. Run the shot in your imagination. To give yourself the best chance to make it, you have to want it. You have to expect it. You have to believe it. Don’t shoot if you’re not ready. Yeah, this is easier to say than to do. What can I tell you? Figure it out. If this game was easy, we wouldn’t be such fanatics about it.

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THE “HALF MOON” SHOT This month I am going to momentarily step away from “useful trick shots” and show you one of the finest set-up shots ever. I had the honor of learning it directly from its creator, my friend and legendary pool champion, Yoshikazu Kimura. He called it “The Half Moon Shot”, obviously due to the shape of the displayed balls on the table. This shot is mainly based on “Tangent Lines”. A tangent line is the line that runs perpendicular to the “Line of Centers”. This latter one is the line we can draw between the centers of two frozen balls.

STEFANO PELINGA stefanopelinga.com 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.

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Let’s start by laying down our cue right in the middle of the table, along the blue dotted line X. Then let’s place the 1-ball (the yellow one) at one ball distance to the right of our cue, along line Y. That is where it all starts from. Take the 2-ball (the blue one) and place it frozen to the 1-ball, making sure their tangent line aims for the side E-pocket. I drew the tangent lines as black dotted lines and the actual trajectory of the object balls as solid lines of the same color as their respective ball. Then take the 3-ball (the red one) and place it frozen to the 2-ball with their tangent aiming for the right F line point of corner pocket F. Place the 4-ball (the pink one) frozen to the 3-ball and with their tangent line aiming for the right point of corner pocket A. Lastly, place the 5-ball (the orange one) frozen to the 4-ball but this time with their line of centers aiming for the left point of corner pocket C, to allow for the “throw”. With the cue ball on the spot, using a 6 o’clock, half-a-tip, 2.5-speed stroke E (basically a stop-shot), hit the 1-ball full. Very likely you will pocket 5 balls in 5 different pockets in a very impressive way! Thank you, Mr. Kimura!

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How good are you at clearing up clusters as part of your you to adjust the angle with side spin so you can hit a very runs? If you have room for improvement here are a couple wide range of spots on the rail and still get to the 7-8. A of quick exercises to help get you there. These are examples main disadvantage of that path is that your side spin has to from nine ball but the principles apply to all games. be right. In Shot 1 ignore the 1 ball for the time being. You have ball If you encounter a problem breaking out clusters in a match, in hand on the 2 ball and have to deal with the 3-4 cluster make a note of it and work on it later on the practice table. immediately. If you’re on the correct side of the 2 (as shown) The best exercises are based on shots you have trouble with it’s almost impossible to avoid moving the 3-4. The problem in competition. One last suggestion: Dealing with clusters is to get a shot on the 3 ball after you hit it. So that you like these requires more finesse than power. If you go at these can reset the position exactly several times, use donut paper like you’re killing snakes you’ll likely get snake bit. reinforcements or tap the balls into place. I think you will have the best result by landing nearly full on the 3 ball, but try the shot several times and see what works for you. I’ll guess that if you land on the 4 ball you will end up snookered on the 3 ball a lot B of the time. While you’re at it, find both the easiest angle to work with for the shot on the 2 ball and the range 1 of angles that you can make work even if they 2 require more care or precision. As a goal, try to run all three balls five out of ten tries. Next, add the 1 ball so that you have to play position on the 2 for the break-out. How often 4 3 Shot 1 can you do the 4-ball run starting with ball in A hand? Can you deal with cue ball positions on the 2 ball such as A (when you have run past the position you wanted)? Right follow may get you to B and then to the 3-4 but of course the landing on the 3 is much tougher to control. Shot 2 is a little more complicated. (Ignore the 5 to start with.) You have to come off a cushion to get to the 7-8 so now the shot will require the 5 correct amount of side spin as well as some draw. D F Find the ball-in-hand position that works best for you as well as the range of positions that you can make work. Now, add the 5 ball to the problem. You have ballin-hand on the 5. The first part is to play position off the 5 to get your favorite angle on the 6. You will probably find that it’s dangerous to play to 7 have the cue ball as close as in the diagram and 8 that you’re better off being about as far back as C even though that makes the shot harder. Try for a total of three successful runs of the 4 balls to get a feel for the sequence. Shot 2 A good alternative for the 5-6-7-8 problem is to use the 5 to break apart the 7-8 immediately with position on the 6 ball. There are two ways to do that. The first is to go straight from the 5 to the 7- 8 playing with follow into pocket F or draw into pocket D. The second way is to go off the 6 C end cushion at about C and approach the balls from below. A main advantage of using the REJ second path is that the cushion allows

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STROKE EVERY SHOT WITH CONFIDENCE! As you know, I am one of only 8 ACS Master Instructors in the world. Master instructors tend to specialize in mental game coaching, and there’s one technique in particular that has proven highly effective in getting my players into dead stroke.

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 pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

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our brain’s behavior if we use the right means of communication. Let me give you some examples: • That feeling you get when you hear your favorite song on the radio. • The use of certain colors in their marketing of a particular product can also trigger a mood. • A certain smell can also evoke a mood (a smoky pool room) or remind you of a previous success or failure. • Your past performance at a particular tournament can also make you feel more confident or fearful about that same event in the future. The key to confidence is for players develop an NLP plan. Instead of leaving these powerful mood changing triggers to chance, good players design a program for themselves. And studies have shown that this actually works!

Some days players can just walk up to the table and “feel it” and on other days they don’t. What if you could trigger confidence whenever you wanted it? If you have ever lacked confidence this article is for you. In pool, success is highly dependent on mental side of the game, what kind of “attitude” you display directly influences how you are going to perform. A positive outlook produces straighter strokes. This alone can explain fluctuations in a player’s ability to perform from match to match. So why do you feel more confident on some days than you do on others? The fact is that there are indeed “confidence triggers” which get you into a particular mindset or mood. Conversely, there are also certain negative triggers, which produce the opposite effect. Most triggers are unconscious (in other words you don’t know exactly what they are, but they do play a role in how you perform). In this article, I’d like to show you some ways that you can consciously “program” those triggers to produce a more confident mindset using a technique that is referred to as NLP.  Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help us “program”

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The 5 Triggering Mechanisms: • Verbal (words or self-talk) • Visual (colors, symbols or images) • Auditory (sound) • Kinesthetic (touch) • Smell Players tend to all respond differently to each of the various triggers, so this is something you will have to experiment with. To be successful, you will want to associate a particular mood or feeling with one of the triggers above. Then you can use that trigger to help reproduce that same feeling/mood. The more that feeling/ experience is anchored, the more powerful the trigger will become.  First, recall a time when you were successful at a tournament or during match play. Think about every detail as precisely as you can. See yourself walking confidently between each shot and try to remember how you felt when you were going through your pre-shot routine.  Then “drop the anchor” when your memory of that feeling is strongest. You can also do this at any time during match play when you feel success. Examples of ways to drop the anchor include: • Describing the experience with a certain word e.g. “stroking” or “dead stroke” • Associating that word with a certain color or a symbol. • Using a sound to connect it to which you’ll be able to use at the table, like snapping your fingers or tapping your cue against the floor. With reinforcement, these anchors will get stronger and will help you trigger more confident feelings whenever the need arises. You can also incorporate them into your pre-shot routine this will definitely help you get in the mood to play your very best.

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Pro-Am BarBox Players ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO ProAm Players Championship – Results 1st $4000 Billy Thorpe – Flushing, NY 2nd $2000 Josh Roberts – Fairview, NC 3/4 $1000 Roberto Gomez – Uniontown, OH Warren Kiamco – New York, NY 5-8 $500 Darren Appleton, United Kingdom Matt Krah – Townsend, DE Mhet Vergara – Sunnyside, NY Shaun Wilkie – Havre De Crace, MD

Billy Thorpe ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO Super Senior Players Championship – Results 164 PLAYERS 1st $2,000 2nd $1200 3/4 $800 5/8 $500 9-16 $350

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Torres & Charles Annihilate

J.C. TORRES J.C. Torres took the open 9-ball division by storm, going undefeated to win his first title on the Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour. Torres bested Brian Rosenbaum, 7-4, in the first set of the true, double elimination final, to claim his first-ever, tour victory. In the amateur 9-ball division, Pete Charles found himself face-to-face with J.C. Torres in the final match, who had the opportunity to do what only one player has accomplished in the 9-year history of the Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour; win both divisions at the same event. Unfortunately for Torres, an undefeated Charles took the first set, 5-3, along with Torres’ chance to break the 9-year record. On April 1st-2nd, 2017, Bogies West in Houston, Texas, along with tour title sponsor Poison by Predator Cues (PoisonBilliards.com), and sponsors Cyclop Pool Balls (facebook@CyclopPoolBalls), Ozone Billiards (OzoneBilliards. com), APA of North Harris County (facebook@APANorthHarrisCounty), OutsvilleBilliards.com, and Realtor Jimmy Jenkins, facilitated another successful event for the players of the Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour. Open and amateur 9-ball division action kicked-off Saturday afternoon, and brought back the final 16 on Sunday. In the open 9-ball division, Eric Charlton was on his way with wins over Viet Do, 7-1, Justin Pena, 7-6, and Matt Cash, 7-0, while Pete Charles defeated John Newsome, 7-2, Bobby Perez, 7-5, and Justin Pena, 6-4. Steve Williams bested Brian Rosenbaum, 7-5, Jesus Sorto, 7-4, and Jerry Cook, 7-3, while J.C. Torres ousted Chuck Adams, 7-1, Aldo Rosso, 7-1, and Yogi

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Salinas, 7-1. On the one loss side, Rosso was eliminated by Cash, and Rosenbaum blew past Justin Pena, 7-4. Final four winners’ side action witness Charlton defeat Charles, 7-4, while Torres overcome Williams, 7-5. The hot seat match was a hillhill thriller, with Torres capturing his first hot seat win in the open division, 7-6. On the west side, Williams eliminated Rosso, 7-4, and Rosenbaum ended Charles, 7-2. Rosenbaum went on to defeat Williams, 7-3, and Charlton, reaching his first open division final. Both Torres and Rosenbaum were vying for first-time wins, and following a grueling day of match play, both players were feeling the strain. They traded game for game, until Torres pulled ahead to close the set, 7-4, winning his first Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour division title! In the amateur division, Pete Charles logged wins over Erik Renteria, Shane Thompson, 5-2, and Yogi Salinas, 5-1, while Steve Williams ousted Chuck Adams, 5-0, Jimmy Jenkins, 5-1, and Jerry Cook, 5-2. Bobby Perez came on strong with wins over Kane Thompson, 5-1, Matt Cash, 5-3, and Bill Fuller, 5-4, while J.C. Torres defeated Thomas Madison, 5-3, David Taylor, 5-3, and Eric Charlton, 5-2. As the final four on the winners’ side took shape, the one-loss side was heating up. Reaching the final four on the one loss side, Charlton eliminated Chris Rocha, 5-4, while Justin Pena ended brother, Jacob Pena, 5-4, and Fuller, 5-2. Newcomer Jesus Sorto dominated Aldo Rosso, 5-2, but lost to Yogi Salinas 5-2. After losing to Fuller in the third round, 5-4, Rosenbaum found his rhythm, eliminating Viet Do, Matt Cash, 5-1, and Jerry Cook, 5-3. It was down to the final eight, and winners’ side final four action was underway. Charles took care of Williams, 5-2,

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Poison Lone Star Tour PETE CHARLES while Torres dominated Perez, 5-0. Torres put up a tough fight for the hot seat, but was taken down by Charles, 5-3. Back on the west side, Pena eliminated Williams, 5-3, and Rosenbaum scored his fifth straight win over Perez, 5-3. Pena ended Rosenbaum’s run, 5-2, but fell to a determined Torres, 5-2. The final match was an all-too familiar scene for Torres, with Charles taking the lead following a couple of unforced errors. Charles closed out the final set, 5-3, clenching his second, Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour, amateur division victory. The tour would like to recognize its 2017 sponsors and venues: Poison by Predator Cues, Cyclop Pool Balls, Ozone Billiards, APA of North Harris County, Outsville Billiards, and Realtor Jimmy Jenkins. This year, the tour welcomes back Texas venues Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar (Houston), Bogies West (Houston), Skinny Bob’s Billiards (Round Rock), and brand new venues, Fat Racks Sports Bar and Billiards (San Antonio), and CK Billiards (Dallas). Without the nearly 300 players who attend Poison Lone Star Tour events, annually, production of this tour would not be possible. The tour would like to thank each and every player for their participation, whether it’s one event, or every event year round. It is because of your patronage, that the Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour celebrates its 9th birthday this year, serving players across Texas and in surrounding states. The tour welcomes everyone back for the next event, to be held on May 6th-7th, 2017, at Skinny Bob’s Billiards, located at 300 Hester’s Crossing, in Round Rock, Texas. The full 2017 schedule is published at LoneStarBilliardsTour.com. The Poison Lone Star Billiards Tour encourages everyone who loves to play pool and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to attend an event. “Like” us on Facebook @ LoneStarTour and “Follow” us on Twitter @LoneStarTour09.

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Gail Eaton Article/Photos by Kim Newsome Gail “Virginia Slim” Eaton came out on top amidst an impressive field of 27 semi-professional players to capture the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour April Fool’s 9-Ball Event. Eaton captured the hot seat over Robyn Petrosino, 7-2, while Terry Petrosino made her way through the oneloss side, to meet Eaton in the finals. Eaton slid by Petrosino in the final game of the hill-hill thriller, capturing the first set, and her third Gulf Coast Tour victory of 2017. On April 1st, 2017, some of the most talented female pool players in Texas and Louisiana converged on Bogies Billiards and Sports Bar in Houston, Texas, to compete in the one-day, $500 added 9-ball event, vying for a place in the Gulf Coast Tour winners’ circle. Room owners David and Shannon Richardson, along with tour sponsors Cyclop Pool Balls (facebook.com/ CyclopPoolBalls), Ozone Billiards (OzoneBilliards.com), APA of North Harris County (facebook.com/apanorthharriscounty), Realtor Jimmy Jenkins, and

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Gail Eaton Dominates on Gulf Coast Tour OutsvillBilliards.com, facilitated another successful event for the women of the Gulf Coast Tour, the fourth of 11 events scheduled for 2017. Following a short players’ meeting, action kicked off around noon, and Eaton made her way with wins over Teresa Garland, 7-5, and Tiffany Mundie, 7-4, while Kim “Texas Heat” Pierce ousted Joyce Davis, Terry “The Terrorizer” Petrosino, 7-3, and Natalie Rocha, 7-5. Gail “Thunder” Roles slipped past San Antonio’s Jennifer Dooley, 7-6, and Louisiana’s Hopey Carter, 7-5, while Robyn Petrosino dominated Loretta Lindgren, 7-1, Naomi Garcia, 7-2, and Aryana Lynch, 7-4. On the one-loss side, T. Petrosino won an incredible seven straight sets, including wins over Letty Tristan, 5-3, Lindgren, 5-4, and Carter, 5-1, which landed her in the final eight. Lynch eliminated Garland, 5-2, Toni Esteves ended Mundie, 5-2, and Yvonne Asher took out Natalie Rocha, 5-3. Back on the east side, R. Petrosino dealt Roles her first blow, 7-3, as Eaton escaped Pierce, 7-6. In the hot seat match, Eaton overwhelmed R. Petrosino,

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7-2, while T. Petrosino was dealing out destruction on the one-loss side. T. Petrosino eliminated Lynch, 5-0, and Asher overcame Roles, 5-3. T. Petrosino went on to defeat Asher, 5-1, and R. Petrosino, 5-3, amassing seven straight wins before meeting Eaton in the finals. In the final match, Petrosino hit the ground running, commanding a 6-4 lead, applying pressure, while Eaton maintained composure. At 6-4, a seemingly decent safety on the 7-ball turned into a long-rail bank for Eaton. The bank was executed successfully, and led to a shift in momentum that propelled Eaton to victory, by a score of 7-6. The Gulf Coast Tour welcomes new members, Jenny Harrington, Letty Tristan, and Tresha Simpson! A special “congratulations” goes out to Robyn Petrosino who achieved her highest tournament finish to date on the Gulf Coast Tour! The Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour is open to players of all ages and skill levels, however, the top 32 WPBA Exempt Professionals are not permitted to participate. The next Gulf Coast Tour 9-ball event will be held on May 6th, 2017, at Skinny Bob’s Billiards, 300 Hester’s Crossing, in Round Rock, Texas. This event will be played in the non-smoking room, on Diamond bar tables, with Cyclop pool balls. The bar tables will be open. Free practice begins at 10am, and the mandatory players’ meeting begins at 11am. For more information about the WPBA sanctioned, Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour, visit GulfCoastWomensTour. com. Follow us on Facebook @gulfcoasttour1 and Twitter @gulfcoasttour. The WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiard Association) is the governing body of women’s professional billiards in the U.S. The Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Billiards Tour is a sanctioned, WPBA Regional Tour, part of the grass roots system that feeds the WPBA Pro Billiards Tour. Amateur and semi-professional, female players, who aspire to play women’s professional billiards, must qualify through this elite system in order to attain the soughtafter title, WPBA Exempt Professional. Have you ever considered taking your game to the next level, looking for a different challenge? Are you tired of the same old week-in, weekout routines deterring the progress of your game? Is it your dream to play in a pro event, or turn pro? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to find the WPBA Regional Tour nearest you. Exclusively, WPBA Regional Tour Players gain access to WPBA Pro Event Qualifiers and earn valuable WPBA Regional Tour Points which count toward earning invitations to the annual WPBA Regional Tour Championship and WPBA Pro Events. Live your dream, support and become a part of, the longest-running, professional billiard organization in the U.S., the WPBA.

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April 22 &23, 2017 White Diamonds Billiards Super 9-Ball Tournament in Lafayette, LA We would like to congratulate everyone who participated and good shooting! Thank you Sherie McCammant for your dedication and hard work. Also, thank you to our Staff for a job well done!

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Kamui No Master 8-Ball Tournament

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The Kamui No Master 8-Ball Tournament this weekend at Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, IA turned out to be our best non master event to date! We filled the event with 128 players from all over the midwest, including players traveling to Des Moines from 6 different states. As usual, we saw a lot of new faces enter this event. It’s always great to meet first time participants! I think they will agree when I say, they’ll be back again for future events held here at Big Dog’s. The first day went very smooth, with 208 matches played on 21 7’ Diamond tables. Credit for this goes to the players, as they were great about being on time, and also reporting match results immediately. Vey much appreciated! We were able to get down to the final 32 at a very reasonable time, which allowed everyone to unwind from the long grind of day 1.

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Day 2, we started out with a brand new tournament, due to the redraw style we used for this event. So, 32 eager players started the day off with with no losses. Just like day 1, the day went vey smooth, again thanks to the players. What a great group!

Results and Payouts 1st $820 Chase Maurer 2nd $600 Chris Putthoff 3rd $400 James Cook 4th $200 Kirk Glass 5/6 $150 Pat Powers, Bryan Carsten 7/8 $100 Zach Weidner, Tom Bender 9-12 $75 Larry Peterson, Jonathan Guy, Orion Hamilton, Dave Hughes 13-16 $50 Mark O’Hara, Troy Houdek, Steve Wells, Josh Schmidt 17-32 $35 Bill Hicok, Justin Massey, Rusty Caudell, Jerry McGrath Dave Cockayne, Mike Angstead, Tony Hayes, Craig Cooper, Darren Cook, Danny Ferber, Greg Travis, Brian Thompson, Joe Jones, Jack Cenic, Jimmy Hooker, Al Johnson

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PERRON WINS Bill Sleep Memorial Happy Hollow Tavern - Altoona, WI The weekend of the 26th Annual Bill Sleep Memorial has come to an end. I would like to thank Dan and Judi Malone for hosting and sponsoring the event. I would also like to thank Ken Cross of Four Corners, Pat Dunbar of Tom and Jos, and Jeremiah Nuenke of Accurate Automotive for also sponsoring this annual tournament. A special thanks to Dave Hetchler, Zackary Dulian and Gary Titel for helping run the event. And to Titty for also being referee extraordinaire and head action hound. Was a pleasure and honor to run this event. Thanks to all the players and the people that just came to watch this event and reminisce about the old days and talk about the good old times as well as to catch up on current events. The Eau Claire pool scene is like a family to me and this event has a special place in my heart. So thanks everyone and God Bless. Here are the results 1st Michael Perron Jr. 2nd Nate Rinehart 3rd Carl Zutavern 4th Greg Fix 5th Jeff Johnson 6th Chad Johnson 7th Jeffrey Robert Kaye 8th Mike McCune 9th Gene Albrecht sr 10th Justin Volk 11th Scott Decker 12th Ken Manlick 13th Greg Day 14th Jeremiah Kirkham 15th Gary Titel 16th Gene Albrecht jr

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The 10th Annual Wyoming Open Pool Tournament held at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, WY on March 31-April 2, 2017 saw a maximum capacity field of strong shooters compete for nearly $45,000 in prize and calcutta money! The $10,000 added money event drew over 374 entries that filled the Masters 10-ball (32), Masters Saratoga (32), Masters 8-ball (32), Expert 8-ball (80), Classic 8-ball (80), Sportsman 8-ball (32), Women’s Only 8-ball (24), Hard Luck 9-ball (32) divisions and 30 youth in the juniors 8-ball event!! There were 40 more entries than the year before thanks in large part to the social media promoting by Charlie Williams and Dragon Promotions!! This tournament filled up 11 days after fliers were first posted and within 12 days after that there were 71 people on the waiting list! There was only supposed to be 64 players in both the Classic and Expert Divisions and 16 in the Women’s Only event but after seeing the overwhelming response and hearing the disappointment of many players that were only on the waiting list Tournament Promoter, EJ Glode, and Tournament Director, Monte Thayer, decided to add 8 tables to the mix at “the eleventh hour” that created 40 more available

(SBE) in Philadelphia, PA which didn’t allow several of the professional players who would’ve liked to have competed in both tournaments to do so because of sponsorship obligations. Monte Thayer explained that Allen Hopkins had to change his normal dates because of location availability, which generally falls two weeks earlier, to the same scheduled dates as the Wyoming Open and by the time this was discovered it was too late to change the Wyoming Open dates. When EJ Glode started this tournament 10 year ago never in his wildest dreams did he think that he would have to worry about scheduling conflicts with a professional tournament (SBE) in far away Philadelphia, PA!! Anyway, we have coordinated dates so that we do not fall on the same weekend as the SBE next year and we’re expecting many more professionals! With the expected increased attendance ideas and creativity are already being put to work to tackle the next problem of creating more space for lodging for players, family and spectators because, according to Tournament Promoter and Mayor of Saratoga, WY, EJ Glode, the town was Corey Deuel 1st in Masters 10-ball, Saratoga & 8-ball “booked out” for lodging this year! This year players and spectators, once again, spots to accommodate got treated to some world class pool playing performed by the professionals many of the late sign and other Masters and Expert players - the type of pool rarely seen in person ups who were only in the Rocky Mountain region including a free trick shot exhibition by world on the waiting list. champion Mike Now it’s time, once Massey! There were again, for this event several people who to grow and next year drove hundreds of this tournament will miles that didn’t become a four-day even play in the event with the Masters tournament but Division 10-ball just came to spend tournament starting time in Saratoga, on Thursday night WY and to enjoy and all other divisions the spectacular play starting early on and the camaraderie Friday morning. of the professionals According to who graciously took Tournament Director, pics and signed Monte Thayer, there autographs all is very little more weekend long. A space for tables in special thanks to this small town of On The Rail TV and Mike Massey, Eddie Vonderau 1st Jr PeeWees, Rodney Morris Lenny Marshall for LeAnn Dunlap 1st/Rebecca Thunstrom 2nd in Women’s 8-Ball 1,800 people so we can’t grow by tables taking this event from the beautiful small town of Saratoga, WY with only so we must to grow by days! Running 374 entries through both preliminary 1,800 residents across the globe with the live on-line streaming. Also, a very and finals brackets in just over two days creates a little too much congestion special thanks goes to the signature tournament sponsor Andy Billiard Cloth and since we’re planning on increasing all of the fields next year and most whose consistent great cloth was on every tournament table! Also, Rasson likely the added money then we have to increase by time. This year the Tables who last year donated a beautiful new 7’ pool table, Aramith Balls Wyoming Open dates conflicted with Allen Hopkins’ Super Billiard Expo who donated new top shelf pool balls for this tournament, and McDermott

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Cues, who donated Saratoga and 8-ball! a beautiful very Corey recorded wins expensive cue package over Tom Bourdeon, for raffling are to Brian Jackson be commended (current Wyoming and thanked as State Champion), well! The winner Chad Shoulders of the McDermott and Rodney Morris package was James before the title match Watkins from against Archer in the Saratoga, WY who 10-ball event. Johnny coincidently plays Archer dispatched with McDermott cues Ruben Silva, Todd - congrats, James! Hatcher and Mike Mingles of Laramie, Massey in the semis WY also donated on the way to his a very expensive runner up finish. David King 1st Place Classic cue for raffling to In Saratoga, Deuel help with the tournament and the winner of that cue was Jaime Lechuga of outdueled Peter Denver, CO. Tournament organizers decided to split the profits of the cue Nielsen (multiple raffles with a family from Gillette, WY who while in the process of traveling National Denmark to this tournament hit some bad weather and had an unfortunate rollover! Luckily, they were unharmed for the most part and after a day of dealing with this scary tragedy they still figured Wade Thompson 1st Place Expert out a way to make it to this tournament in time champion), BJ Spencer, Frank Urbaniak, Andrew for their kids to play in the junior’s tournament on Pettenger and Silva before playing Silva again in the one Sunday - that is dedication! This event was also match race to 9 for the title. Deuel’s championship march largely sponsored and produced in cooperation to the 8-ball title included wins over Nielsen, Morris, with these Master Sponsors - Carbon County Johnny Vasquez in the quarters and Chris McDaniel in Visitor’s Council, Shively Hardware, Hotel Wolf, the semis before dispatching Silva again in the finals. Riviera Lodge, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Town of Ruben Silva had a monster weekend showing that his Saratoga, Pick Ranch, Sinclair Wyoming Refining ability on a pool table is to be highly respected by all! The Company, Blackwater Septic Solutions and soft spoken but “hard hitting” Ruben Silva went through Dragon Promotions. It is amazing that a town of Ricardo Martinez, Raj Hundal, Ryan Henry in the this size can pull off an event of this magnitude! quarters and Shawn Hallock in the semis before falling Of course, this tournament could not be near as short to Deuel in the 8-ball title match in this single successful without the many other sponsors in elimination event. In the Saratoga event Ruben notched addition to those already mentioned who either victories over Jason Secor, Todd Hatcher and then back help fund the tourney or provide labor/volunteer to back wins over Archer and Morris to reach the hot seat work - a huge sincere thanks goes out to you all!! match where he lost to Deuel but then got another victory Tori Jacobson 1st/Audra Wasson 2nd in Sportsman Pool is alive and well in the Rocky Mountain region! over Morris on the one loss side to get back to Cory Several big name professionals that made the Deuel. Ruben Silva certainly was the talk of the tourney trip to Wyoming this year included Shanelle Loraine, Johnny Archer, Raj as the local Rocky Mountain crowd was cheering him on as he battled and got Hundal, Corey Deuel, Peter Nielsen and recent BCA Hall of Fame inductee, victories over some the world’s best players - way to go, Ruben! Rodney Morris! And hats off, once again, to the gracious Mike Massey who The Expert division had 80 strong players from all around the Rocky not only competed but showed he can still entertain a crowd as he performed Mountain region and it was Wade Thompson of Great Falls, MT, one of the a complimentary trick shot exhibition in the lobby to a very appreciative large pre-tournament favorites, who grabbed the Wyoming Open championship gathering - thanks Mike! plaque! In the preliminary bracket Wade went undefeated to get into the final The Masters division had a monster field in the separate 3 tourney format 16 bracket where he lost his opening match to eventual runner up, Fernando in which players compete in 10-ball, Saratoga (a hybrid 8-ball & 10-ball Corona, but then reeled off wins over Patrick Roy, Brian Griego, Geoffrey game) and 8-ball over the weekend. The highlight this year was the first ever Quezada, Chico Cisneros, Jon Goodman and Johnny Bass to get another Wyoming Open 3 event sweep in the Masters Division! Corey Deuel shot crack at Corona in which he was able to double dip to claim the cool looking outstanding throughout the entire weekend and took all three first place plaques by beating Johnny Archer in the finals of the 10-ball, beating Rocky Mountain local (Colorado Springs, CO), Ruben Silva, in the finals of both

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championship metal plaque and haul the first place money back to Big Sky Country! Corona, who recently moved from Colorado to Laramie, WY, impressed many spectators with his steady play all weekend as he shot his way through undefeated in the preliminary bracket only to find the tough draw of Wade Thompson awaiting him in the opening match of the finals! Fernando won that match then

loss to King and then afterwards he beat Debbi Glover, Chris McCreary and Duncan to get back to the title match against King. The 3rd place honors went to Terry Duncan also of Denver, CO and Chris McCreary who traveled all the way from Anchorage, AK finished in 4th place. The 5th/6th tie spots went to Debbi Glover of Denver, CO and Sean Hoffman also from Colorado. The final 16 in this division was

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continued on with wins over Jon Goodman, Chico Cisneros, and Johnny Bass to claim the rocking chair before falling to Thompson in back to back matches to finish in the runner up spot of a very talented division! Johnny Bass of Denver, CO took third place honors and Cheyenne, WY’s Jon Goodman took fourth place. It was the Cisneros brothers, Johnny and Chico also of Cheyenne, WY who tied for 5th/6th. Aimee Peterson of Denver, CO deserves a little shout out as she was impressive all weekend and battled through a tough 80 player bracket to claim a 9th place finish - way to go Aimee! The 80-person Classic division title was claimed by David King of Denver, CO who outshot

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comprised of five ladies who made up 4 of the top 8 spots (Duncan, Glover, Davis & Bergeron) with Jessica Moxon finishing in a tie for 9th - way to go, ladies! The Sportsman division saw a full field of 32 players go at it and after the dust settled it was a Laramie, WY gal, Tori Jacobson, who held the championship hardware! In the finals bracket of 8, Tori notched wins over Ty Blowers, Jamie Daley and Rick Richards to sit in the rocking chair and then also got a win over Audra Wasson in the final to claim the top spot. Wasson from Denver, CO Fernando Corona 2nd Place Expert opened up the finals with a win over Kelly Bourdeon Tyler Depew also before dropping a match to Richards, she then beat Daley on the one loss side of Denver, CO and avenged the earlier loss to Richards on her way to the runner up spot. 3rd in a very close place went to Rick Richards of Greeley, CO and local player, Jamie Daley of match. In the Saratoga, WY, claimed fourth. final 16 bracket, The 2nd year Women’s Only division added 8 more players this year for King recorded a total of 24 and the champion this year was LeAnn Dunlap of Lander, WY wins over Cindy who edged out Rebecca Thunstrom from Denver, CO in a closely contested Bergeron, June championship battle! Dunlap had wins over Echo Peterson, Val Branstetter, Davis, Depew and Kim Loftice and her road partner, Lynn Duncan, to reach the rocking chair Terry Duncan to match where she notched her first win over Thunstrom. Thunstrom recorded claim the rocking wins over Patty McCaslin, Shanelle Loraine and Tammy Tysver to reach the chair before hot seat match where she fell to Dunlap before beating Jessica Sellers to get defeating Depew back to the championship where she won the first match against Dunlap again the final but lost the second one to end up in 2nd place. Sellers of Laramie, WY took match. Depew 3rd place after losing her opening match and then running off a streak of 6 beat Nick Ruskaup consecutive wins! Fourth place went to Tammy Tysver of Casper, WY who had and Shaun Turley posted a 4-2 record through the bracket. The 5th/6th tie spots went to Phyllis before the first Tysver of Rawlins, WY and Lynn Duncan of Lander, WY.

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The 9-ball Hard Luck tournament title went to Tommy Lacarbo of Gillette, WY who edged out Lorne Ruzicka from Spearfish, SD in the title match. Josh Ramey of Silverthorne, CO and Josh Trumbull of Colorado took the 3rd place tie spots in the single elimination event. The Nubbins Memorial Wyoming State Junior’s Championship event that was hosted by the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) had 30 Drake Spencer 1st Junior Elite participants in the three division tournament. A big thanks goes out to Samm Vidal Claramont (Diep), the BEF Executive Director, for arranging the junior’s tournament and also to Steph Lynn and Earl Munson for administering, overseeing and running the brackets - you three really rock! In addition to the winners qualifying for the BEF Nationals later this year in Las Vegas, all of the division champions were able to have their picture taken with professional players Rodney Morris and Mike Massey in addition to receiving autographed cue balls from the two hall of famers! In the Elite Division (18 & under) Drake Spencer of Cheyenne, WY took top honors over Casey Tyler of Colorado who placed 2nd and Christopher Curby of Cheyenne, WY finished in 3rd place. The Intermediate Division (14 & under) Ty Blowers 1st Jr Intermediate bracket was won by Ty Blowers from Pavillion, WY (Ty also reached the final 8 in the Sportsman Division!) and the runner up honors went to Aaron Krapes of Denver, CO while 3rd place went to B. Shaw. The Pee-Wee Division (10 & under) saw Eddie Vonderau of Rapid City, SD claim the top spot and the runner up spot going to C. Martinez while 3rd place went to I. Castaneda. Congratulations to all of the junior’s participants! The Andy Cloth tournament staff can’t wait to see everyone at the 2017 Andy Cloth High Desert Shootout in Rawlins, WY on Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017 or next year at the 2018 Andy Cloth Wyoming Open 4-day event in Saratoga, WY on April 5-8, 2018!

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COMPLETE RESULTS AND PAYOUTS MASTERS 10-BALL (32 players/single elim) 1st $130 Corey Deuel 2nd $780 Johnny Archer 3/4th $300 Mike Massey, Rodney Morris 5-8th $60 Chad Shoulders, Seth Krafczik, Andrew Pettenger, Todd Hatcher MASTERS SARATOGA (32 players/double elim) 1st $1870 Corey Deuel 2nd $1000 Ruben Silva 3rd $75 Rodney Morris 4th $500 Andrew Pettenger 5/6 $250 Tom Bourdeon, Raj Hundal 7/8 $150 Johnny Archer, Seth Krafczik MASTERS 8-BALL (32 players/single elim) 1st $1620 Corey Deuel 2nd $900 Ruben Silva 3/4th $400 Shawn Hallock, Chris McDaniel 5-8 $150 Johnny Vasquez, Dave Black, Chad Shoulders, Ryan Henry EXPERT SARATOGA (64 players/double elim) 1st $2500 Wade Thompson 2nd $1800 Fernando Corona 3rd $1200 Johnny Bass 4th $900 Jon Goodman 5/6 $600 Johnny Cisneros, Chico Cisneros 7/8 $400 Brian Krapes, Geoffrey Quezada 9-12 $300 Jordan Thayer, Aimee Peterson, Jaime Lechuga, Brian Griego 13-17 $200 Butch Marlin, Don Rogers, Joe Richards Patrick Roy CLASSIC 8-BALL (64 players/double elim) 1st $1300 David King 2nd $900 Tyler Depew 3rd $700 Terry Duncan 4th $500 Chris McCreary 5/6 $350 Sean Hoffman, Debbi Glover 7/8 $250 Jessica Moxon, Cindy Bergeron 9-12 $200 June Davis, Chris Claymore, Shaun Turley, Pat Bowen 13-17 $150 Butch Buccelli, Robert Peach, Nick Ruskaup, Jerry Fluty SPORTSMAN 8-BALL (32 players/double elim) 1st $450 Tori Jacobson 2nd $250 Audra Wasson 3rd $150 Rick Richards 4th $100 Jamie Daley 5/6 $75 Kelly Bourdeon, Paul Dixon 7/8 $50 Ty Blowers, Steve Hockley WOMEN’S 8-BALL (16 players/double elim) 1st $600 LeAnn Dunlap 2nd $350 Rebecca Thunstrom 3rd $250 Jessica Sellers 4th $130 Tammy Tysver 5/6 $75 Lynn Duncan, Phyllis Tysver HARD LUCK 9-BALL (32 players/single elim) 1st $500 Tommy Lacarbo 2nd $300 Lorne Ruzicka 3/4th $150 Josh Ramey, Josh Trumbull 5-8 $65 April Souther, Chris Mann, Dave Rogers, Sam Whinery JUNIOR’S 8-BALL (32 players total/double elim) Elite (18 & under) 1st Drake Spencer 2nd Tyler Casey 3rd Christopher Curby

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Intermediate (14 & under) 1st Ty Blowers 2nd Aaron Krapes 3rd Brenna Shaw

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WITH THREE more events played on the USA Mosconi Cup ranking, it’s that man again as Shane Van Boening once again tops the list after winning the Pro Players Championship at the Super Billiards Expo. That’s brings the total of events played up to seven as the South Dakota Kid looks to make his 11thappearance in the event. Despite missing the World Pool Series events in New York for personal reasons, Dennis Hatch stays in the upper echelons as he looks to make his fifth appearance in the Mosconi Cup. This year it’s about finishing in the top ten once the 16th and final event has been played out in early September. That’s when USA skipper Johan Ruijsink will be making his picks from the top ten finishing players. To give himself some leeway in this make or break year for Team America, Ruijsink will be selecting four players from the top ten plus another whose final ranking won’t be of significance. There is a new West Coast event added to the roster and that is: June 23/25 – Pac-West Invitational – Portland, OR 9’ tables/maximum of 64 players/$10,000 added/Grade: One As bracket size is limited to 64, players should contact Carissa Biggs at carissabiggs@gmail.com asap. Due to a change in the format and scheduling of the World Pool Series events, players who gain points in both the main event and the secondary challenge event will have only the higher points out of two counting towards their ranking.

Ranking after 7 events: 1 Shane VAN BOENING 90 2 Dennis HATCH 82 3 Rodney MORRIS 56 4 Billy THORPE 55 5 Oscar DOMINGUEZ 46 6 Donny MILLS 40 7 Hunter LOMBARDO 39 8 Johnny ARCHER 35 9 Earl STRICKLAND 30 10 Brandon SHUFF 28 For full rankings to matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup 2017 Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking – Next Events June 23/25 – Pac-West Invitational (Carissa Biggs) – Portland, OR (see above for details) July 12/16 – World Pool Series Event 3 (Darren Appleton) – New York – 9’ tables/128 players/$16,800 added/Grade: One July 12/16 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York 9’ tables/ 70+ players/ $2500 added/Grade Three For full schedule go to matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup.

SCOREBOARD Big Tyme Classic April 13th-16th, 2017 THURSDAY ONE POCKET 1st $2,000 Joey Gray 2nd $1,050 Danny Smith 3/4 $550 Tony Chohan Sky Woodward 5/8 $300 Jeremy Jones, Josh Roberts, Cliff Joyner Jim McCarry FRIDAY BANKS 1st $1,600 Chip Compton 2nd $900 Sky Woodward 3/4 $500 Alex Olinger, Justin Hall 5/8 $250 Kevin Chang, Danny Smith, Jamie Ferrell, Tony Chohan

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9 BALL OPEN 1st $4,000/$15,460 Billy Thorpe 2nd $2,000/$7,600 Jeff Deluna 3rd $1,400/$5,660 Sky Woodward 4th $1,000/$4,000 Shane McMinn 5/6 $700/$2,180 Jeremy Jones Eklent Kaci 7/8 $400/$1,280 Sylver Ochoa Charlie Bryant 9th-12 $200/$640 Alex Olinger, Kevin Chang, Manny Chau, Danny Smith

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US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Seeded by FargoRate

Henderson, NV April 11, 2017

The 2017 US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships will be seeded based on players’ Fargo Ratings. The US Open 10Ball Championship will be held July 17-19 and the US Open 8-Ball Championship will be held July 29-31 at Griff’s, a beautiful new Las Vegas pool room owned by CSI founder Mark Griffin. The events will be played on 9-foot tables and will flank the 2017 BCAPL National Championships, July 19-29 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The US Open 10-Ball is a World PoolBilliard Association ranking event; players will earn WPA points based on how they finish. Both events are part of the 2017 Mosconi Cup USA team points event series.

The top 16 of the 64 players will be equally distributed on the bracket by rating, with the top player in position no. 1, second in position no. 33, and so forth. The remaining 48 players will then be placed on the bracket randomly. This ensures a seeded player will not face another seeded player until at least the third round. Although players with 200 games or more in the FargoRate system have an established Fargo Rating, eligibility for seeding will be more stringent. Seeded players must have 300 or more games in the system and at least half of those must have been played in the past two years. The US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships are both double elimination,

alternate breaks, played on 9-foot Diamond tables with pro-cut pockets and Simonis 860 Tour Blue cloth, using Cyclop Balls. There will be $10,000 guaranteed added to each event with the champion of each pocketing $15,000, based on full fields. The US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships are being scheduled around the 2017 BCAPL National Championships, allowing players also to participate in the 9-Ball, 10-Ball and 8Ball Challenges. Those popular events, which are open to anyone, will take place at The Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino. Register today at playcsipool.com/2017us-open-championships or call CSI at (702) 719- 7665.

PowerBuys Cue of the Month Giveaway MIDDLETON, WI (May 2, 2017) – Viking Cue Manufacturing, LLC is a World leading designer, developer and manufacturer of authentic, American-Made billiard cues and performance shafts. Viking is proud to announce the PowerBuys Cue of the Month Giveaway for the month of May. As we began in February 2017, the artisans at Viking Cue will be taking one of our legendary designs and transforming it into a new and exciting custom cue, each and every month. By exploring our vast collection of rich custom stains, paints, wraps, inlay and ring materials, exotic woods, performance shafts and tip options, our designers will create a truly custom, limited edition cue without the additional customization charges you would normally expect to pay for when creating a custom cue. Every month, Viking Cue will be giving away the PowerBuys Cue of the Month to one very lucky individual. Congratulations to Edwin Kitzman of Wisconsin for being the winner of the March PowerBuys C-A376 Cue of the Month. For the month of May, we took the very popular A286 and customized it to make the C-A286. The C-A286 features a Custom,

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WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS If you have any changes to your weekly pool tournaments EMAIL: billiards@OnTheBreakNews.com DATE Mondays Tuesdays

CITY Davenport, IA Houston, TX Lawrence, KS Des Moines, IA Houston, TX

LOCATION Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Bogies Billiards Astro’s Big Dog Billiards Bogie’s West

PHONE (563) 359-7225 (281) 821-4544 (785) 749-7699 (515) 266-6100 (832) 912-4432

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball 9 Ball on 8’ tables-Race 4/3 BCA 8-Ball Handicap 8-Ball-DE 9 Ball-Limit 32

ENTRY ADDED $12 $100 every 16 $7 $100 w/20 $5 Matching $10 Call $12

TIME 7PM 8PM Call 7PM 8PM

Wednesdays McAlester, OK Midwest City, OK St Peters, MO Houston, TX Alsip, IL Oshkosh, WI Thursdays Azle, TX Oshkosh, WI Davenport, IA Lawrence, KS Fridays Azle, TX McAlester, OK Houston, TX Coon Rapids, MN Des Moines, IA Shreveport, LA Midwest City, OK Round Rock, TX Oshkosh, WI Mankato, MN Olathe, KS Olathe, KS Olathe, KS Decatur, AL

Back Alley Billiards Jamaica Joe’s Teachers Billiards Bogies Billiards Red Shoes Varsity Club Open Table Sports Grill Varsity Club Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Astro’s Open Table Sports Grill Back Alley Billiards Bogies Billiards CR’s Sports Bar Big Dog Billiards Sidepockets Jamaica Joe’s Skinny Bob’s Billiards Varsity Club Kato Cue Club Shooters (1st Fri) Shooters (2nd Fri) Shooters (5th Fri) 6 Pockets

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9 Ball Open - Race to 3 9 Ball - 10 & under 5,6,7 9-Ball - Race to 3+ 8 Ball on 8’ tables-Race 2/1 10 Ball 9-Ball Beginners BCA 8-Ball 2/2 DE 9-Ball Intermediate 8-Ball BCA 9-Ball BCA 8-Ball 2/2 DE 8 Ball Open - Race to 3 8-Ball-on Bar Tables 8-Ball on 7’ Diamonds Open 10-Ball-Race to 6/5 9-Ball Open Open 8-Ball - Rated 9-Ball Race 3/3-Last Woman $ 9-Ball 8-Ball Progressive - Hdcp Open 8-Ball or 9-Ball Open 10-Ball B Rated 9-Ball 9-Ball

$5 $15 $13 $7 $15 $8 $10 $10 $10 $5 $10 $10 $10 $16 $10 $20 Call $12 $15 $16 $10 $10 $15 $13

7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8PM 8PM Call 8PM Call 7PM 7PM 8PM 7:30PM 7PM 7PM 7PM 7PM Call 8PM 7PM 6:30PM 7PM 7PM 7PM 8PM

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Open Table Sports Grill Bogies Billiards T’s Billiards 6 Pockets Skinny Bob’s Billiards Bogie’s West Shooters Teachers Billiards Shooters Billiards Open Table Sports Grill Back Alley Billiards Sharky’s Bar & Billiards Astro’s Shooters Skinny Bob’s Billiards Varsity Club Shooters Billiards

817-400-1990 (281) 821-4544 (918) 622-7747 (256) 686-3171 (512) 733-1111 (832) 912-4432 913-780-5740 (636) 441-9964 (417) 315-8340 (817) 400-1990 (918) 916-2837 (563) 359-7225 (785) 749-7699 913-780-5740 (512) 733-1111 (920) 651-0806 (417) 315-8340

BCA 8-Ball 2/2 DE $10 $100 every 16 8PM 8-Ball on Bar Tables $10 $$$ 8PM Alt 8/9 Ball - Vegas Style $25 $100 every 8 1PM 9-Ball $13 Call 8PM 9-Ball Race 4/3 9-Ball Break Pot $12 Call 8PM 8 Ball-Limit 32 $11 $100 w/20 4PM B Rated 9-Ball $12 Call 7PM 9-Ball - Race to Hcp - DE $15 $5 side pot 1PM 8-Ball $5 $100 7:30PM BCA 8-Ball 2/2 DE $10 $100 every 16 8PM Scotch Doubles - Race to 3 $10 $$$ 5:30PM 10-Ball $12 $100 every 16 7PM 3-Ball Rounds - Winner take all $1 10AM Big Table Open 8-Ball or 9-Ball $12 Call 4PM 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

$$$ $5/player $5 side pot $100 w/20 Call Call $100 every 16 Call $100 every 16 Matching $100 every 16 $$$ Call $100 w/16 $3/player Call Call Call $50 Call Call Call Call Call

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Tyler Styer $3,300 Michael Perron Jr $2,300 Tim Tonjum $1,550 Tony Zierman $950 TJ Steinhaus $625 Mark A. Weaver $625 Rory Hendrickson $425 Tony Hilla $425 Mike Mccune $300 Johnny Meyer $300 Dustin L. Morris $300 Dan Voller $300

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DATE May 4-6

CITY Des Moines, IA

LOCATION Big Dog Billiards

PHONE 515-266-6100

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED Exhibition VanBoening/Strickland Call

May 5-7

Junction City, KS

Fat Toad

785-579-6465

One Pocket

$100 incl g.f.

$500 w/16

May 6-7

Junction City, KS

Fat Toad

785-579-6465

Open 9-Ball

$50 incl g.f.

$1,000 w/128

May 6-7

Azle, TX

Open Table

817-400-1990

8-Ball APA/UPA/TAP 6 & below

$25 incl g.f.

May 6-7

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Texas 9-Ball Shootout-Limit 32/64 $35/$25

$1,000 Guar

May 6-7

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

One Pocket - Limit 24

$75 incl g.f.

$500

May 6

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

9-Ball

$40 incl g.f.

$1,000

May 6

Chicago, IL

Chris’ Billiards

773-286-4714

One Pocket

$50 incl g.f.

$1,000 w/20

May 19-21

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Alex Lely Pool Clinic

$105

May 20

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

8-Ball Novice Shootout

$30 incl g.f.

$1,000

May 20

Lawrence, KS

Astro’s Billiards

785-749-7699

Open 8-Ball

$5

Double Match

May 27-29

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

Open 9-Ball Ginky Memorial

Call

$4,000

May 27-28

Tallahassee, FL

Zingales

850-224-8644

8-Ball Amateur

$65

$3,000 Guar

Jun 9

Junction City, KS

Fat Toad

913-980-9808

One Pocket

$100 incl g.f.

$500 w/16

Jun 10-11

Junction City, KS

Fat Toad

913-980-9808

9-Ball 8 & under

$50 incl g.f.

$500 w/64

Jun 10

Alsip, IL

Red Shoes

708-388-3700

One Pocket

$50 incl g.f.

$500 w/ff

Jun 17-18

San Angelo, TX

Giz ‘N Hums

325-812-1971

9-Ball on 8’ Diamonds

$65

Call

Jul 1-2

Shreveport, LA

Sidepocket

318-425-8112

Open 9-Ball

$75 incl g.f.

$2,000 Guar

Jul 6-9

Olathe, KS

Shooters

913-780-5740

One Pocket

$60

$1,000

Jul 7-9

Olathe, KS

Shooters

316-371-5805

Open 9-Ball

$65

$4,000

Jul 7-9

Olathe, KS

Shooters

913-780-5740

Women’s 9-Ball

$50

Call

Aug 23

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball Mini - Single Elim Max 32

$35 incl g.f.

Call

Aug 24-27

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

Southeastern 9-Ball Championship

$100-Max 128 $5,000

Aug 26

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball Winner Take All- Max 8

$500

Call

TIME Call 9PM Call Noon 1PM Noon Noon 10AM 11:30AM Noon 1PM Call 11AM 9PM 10AM Call Call 11AM 8PM 8PM 8PM 6:30PM 6:30PM 8PM

PACIFIC

$1,000 w/64

Jun 23-25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards

503-740-6683

West Coast Swing Kick-off

$225

$10,000

10AM

Jul 1-2

San Francisco, CA Family Billiards

415-931-1115

Cole Dixon Memorial 9-Ball

$100/$75

$2,500

Call

Jul 5-7

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

One Pocket

$100

$5,000

Call

Jul 7-9

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

9-Ball

$100

$10,000

Call

Jul 11-14

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

Chohan vs Orcollo One Pocket

$100,000 Match Call

Jul 15-16

Bellflower, CA

Hard Times

562-867-7733

9-Ball

$3,000

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