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Gail Eaton went undefeated at the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour 9-Ball Event, held at Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas, this past Saturday, July 5th, 2014. Eaton, the 2013 Gulf Coast Tour Champion, wasted little time as she overcame Natalie Mans, 7-4, Kim Pierce, 7-4, and Toni Esteves, 7-0, to face Mindy Williams in the hot seat. For veteran WPBA Regional Tour player Williams, this would be her first-ever, hot seat match. Teresa Garland suffered a first round loss to Cindy Cole, 7-1, while Belinda Lee took an early hit from Pierce. Garland was eliminated by Pierce who won 3 consecutive matches with wins over Gale Roles, 7-3, Garland, 7-1, and Sara Bork, 7-2. Lee captured 4 consecutive match wins over Mans, 7-1, Michelle Yim, 7-2, D’Andrea McQuirter, 7-0, and Esteves, 7-1. These two powerhouses faced off on the one loss side, with Pierce advancing, 7-2. The winners’ side match saw Williams put up an outstanding fight, but Eaton proved too much, ousting Williams, 7-2. Pierce eliminated Williams on the one loss side by the same score. This was Williams’ first time ever to play in a hot seat match and her highest finish in a main event, to date. Finals action had fans on the edge of their seats. Pierce came out firing, determined

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July 15, 2014 (Englewood, CO): The 21st Annual Junior Artistic Pool Championships was held June 24-26, 2014 alongside the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships and BCA Summit at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Taking top honors this year were three returning champions: Garrett Kinney in the 18 & Under Boys division, Rachel Lang in the 18 & Under Girls division, and Emil y Herpel in the 14 & Under Girls division. While newcomer Devan Stagner claimed the 14 & Under Boys division. A personal note from Mark Dimick, this year’s event director (in the absence of “Dr. Cue” Tom & “Ms. Cue” Marty Rossman): Congratulations to all of the 21st Annual Junior Artistic Pool Champion

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Tiger Products Challenge Match

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Jung-Lin Chang came to his 9-Ball race to 21 Tiger Products Challenge Match against Dennis Orcollo with a serious mind. He won the first three racks on the trot. Orcollo took his first mark to bring us to a 3-1 score. Orcollo broke, made the one and then had a very tough position. That done, he owned the rest of the rack to bring us to 3-2. Orcollo made three balls on the next break but had no opening shot and Chang came to a roadmap layout. This brought us to 4-2 in favor of Chang. On his next break he did not satisfy the demand that three balls pass the head string and had to turn the table over to Orcollo. He made an amazing long-rail bank and then combo’ed the 9 off of the six ball to bring the score close again at 4-3. When Orcollo shot the one ball in rack number 8 he got an unintentional contact with another ball and wound up with no shot on the two. Chang had ball in hand but a tough table to overcome. He took the rack and got his lead back up to two with a score of 5-3. Chang scratched on the next break and Orcollo with ball in hand easily cleared the table. 5-4. The next rack opened poorly. Chang easily

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cleaned up to take us to 6-4. Chang broke the next table wide open. He easily claimed that rack and the next to bring us to 8-4 and Orcollo began to realize that he had to step things up before this match got out of hand. Orcollo kicked the ball into the side pocket and got great shape on the four. This put the rack in his pocket and he now trailed 8-5. Orcollo missed the one ball in the next rack but left Chang only a long-rail kick at it. He kicked. He made it, ran the table, and now led the match 9-5. Chang jumped out to a 10-5 lead. Orcollo won the next rack but he was struggling. His pace picked back up to normal speed. You could see he had his rhythm back. Now only down by two racks at 10-8 he knew he was right back in this thing. Orcollo and Chang seesaw bac and forth during the entire match ... 11-8, 11-9, 11-10, 12-11, 13-11until the score was 18-16. Chang now had the break and needed to begin exerting control over the table. He could not afford to leave Orcollo any good options. The best way to do that is to run out and never let your opponent out of the chair. He did that to get back within one game at 18-17. The following

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rack opened nicely, no clusters, and Chang knew he could get through this rack. He did and we were tied at 18 games apiece in the race to 21. So anyone who could string together a small run would win the match. When Chang broke and ran the next rack Orcollo had been forced to sit in his chair without a single journey to the table for fifteen minutes. Now behind 19-18 Orcollo could only sit and hope he would get another shot. But the next rack opened up like an Easter Lily and Orcollo hung his head. He knew Chang was headed to the hill. Chang made it. With the score now at 20-18 he would be breaking for the win. What a critical break shot this was. Chang did all anyone could ask. He made two balls and had a good shot on the one ball. He made the one and got perfect on the two. The two went into the corner and he easily pocket tat and drew back two inches to be correct on the three. Now he had to shoot the six and get the shape on the seven to move over for the eight which was on the side rail. He did that and the rack and the match was his! Final score 21-18.

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I was hanging out at my pool room “CJ’s” behind the bar of all places....I really didn’t spend a lot of time back there, but this day was the exception. An older man came in, sat down and ordered a soda...I knew how to “mix” that one so I got it for him and set it down. The man said “you are the professional pool player CJ aren’t you?”....I replied “yes, that’s me, unless I owe you money - LoL”....he laughed, took a drink and said, “no, you don’t owe me money, but I would like to ask you a question that may result in some.” I suddenly felt him get serous and wondered what this older man was up to -

looked under it..... “Do You Understand” he said firmly again “The Game is already perfect, it’s just up to you to uncover that Perfection”, again he lifted up the napkin, looked under it and then quickly back into my now de-focused stare.

His eyes by now felt like they were probing my very soul and I shifted a bit, suddenly feeling more clear, answered “I think I understand..... it’s not me that has to be perfect, it’s the game, so I don’t need to try to be perfect, I just need to Uncover the Perfection that’s already been placed there...in Game.....by... wondering if this the uhhhh”.

I find myself old man was really an old man.....or.....angel....

“sure, you can ask me whatever you want” I said, leaning against the cooler.....the man pointed at the pool table and ask “what are you trying to achieve playing that Game?”.... I hesitated, thought and replied “I’m trying to be the best player I can be, maybe even the best in the world, at least for a time-being”. The man place his napkin between us, looked into my eyes and said firmly “you know this Game you play is already perfect....it’s up to you to uncover it” and immediately turned over the napkin and

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He smiled at my hesitation and finished “by the Breath of the Universe or The Breath of a Higher Power, right now that’s not as important as you having Faith that it’s true! He then told me to hold on for a minute and went to his car and brought back a book called ‘A Parenthesis in Eternity’, that I read and still have to this day.....this was one of those occasions that influenced me so much I find myself wondering if this old man was really an old man.....or.....angel....no, that would be silly now wouldn’t it?.....hmmm, I still can’t help but wonder...?”

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A NEW SPIN ON ROTATION by Tom Simpson © April 2013 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com

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I didn’t realize how tired I was of 9-Ball until I played a new game. Actually, it’s a new version of a very old game – Rotation. Pro player & instructor Joe Tucker developed it. I’ll summarize here, but you can get the complete rules and scoresheets at JoeTucker.net. For many years, the story has been that the Filipinos are great at 9-Ball and 10-Ball because they all grew up playing Rotation (with 15 balls). The explanation we usually hear is that their pool fees were paid by the rack – not by the hour. So, Rotation was a good way to get more table time for the same money. And look what’s it’s done for their level of play! We still played Rotation here in the ’60s, mostly as a gambling ring game (Pill Pool). 9-Ball took over, possibly because it was a faster way to separate bangers from their cash. Joe suggested calling this new version American Rotation to differentiate it from the old version played extensively by the Filipinos. But I propose we name it Rhode Island Rotation in accordance with the tradition of sometimes naming a game to honor the place where it began or became popular. Of course, Joe is from Rhode Island. I’ll explain enough here for you to get the idea and give the game a try. Rhode Island is a rotation game, meaning the low ball on the table must be contacted first. A match is played to some number of points, typically 100. Balls numbered 1-10 are worth one point each. Balls 11-15 are worth two points, so each rack contains a total of twenty points. Play continues until one player reaches the winning score. (With more than two players, it’s no safeties and pay for every ball.) Other than the break, every shot is either a called shot or a called safety. When you miss a called shot, or pocket a ball on a called safety, the incoming player can make you shoot again. The incoming player gets ball in hand on any foul, for example, scratching, failing to hit the lowest ball first, knocking a ball off the table, or failing to make a legal shot. No balls are ever spotted, so this is a perfect game for barbox play. Balls pocketed on fouls or on missed shots belong to the player who shoots next. The penalty for three consecutive fouls is a “free shot” (ball in hand on any ball), followed by ball in hand in rotation. Rack all fifteen balls, as shown. In Joe’s rules, there are a few special rules for the first rack of the game, but we’ll ignore those small differences here and talk about how to try the game. Here we go: Lag for the break. Alternate breaks after the first rack. After the break, the breaker starts the rack with ball in hand, regardless of whether a ball was pocketed or whether there was a foul. On every shot except the break, you must contact the lowest numbered ball first. Requirements for a legal shot are the same as in 9-Ball.

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15 2 3 X 1 X X 14 13 X X XXX X Why I believe this is a compelling, rewarding, enjoyable game: 1. It’s lots of fun! Rhode Island presents surprises, challenges, opportunities for greatness, and opportunities for excitement. As in games like One Pocket, momentum can switch very quickly. Miss a ball you called, and it could be very costly. 2. Luck is a smaller factor. With ball in hand after the break, and no requirement to sink a ball on the break, “luck of the break” is not a big factor. And with the ability to make your opponent shoot again when they miss, you’re not suffering from accidental snookers so frequently. Let the player who missed deal with it. It might be risky, but you could make them shoot until they foul or leave you a shot worth taking. 3. Pocketing balls is rewarded. Points are scored for every ball. In 9-Ball, the only reward for pocketing a ball is staying at the table. If you’re not a run-out player, every ball you sink makes it easier for your opponent to get out. The only ball that counts for anything is the nine. Lots of fabulous plays are not rewarded because the player didn’t get to the nine. 4. Planning is rewarded. With as many as fifteen balls on the table, it’s vital to think ahead. If you call a ball and miss, you could be impossibly snookered and give up ball in hand when the incoming player makes you shoot again. 5. Less frequent racking, more innings. With more balls in the game and more traffic on the table, a rack may take more time and more innings (maximum bang for the buck on a barbox). 6. Expanded strategic and defensive components. Playing this game will expand your strategic thinking and enhance your defensive moves. Constantly weighing significant risk vs. reward decisions sharpens your game. You’ll learn to see better, smarter safeties, and think like a player. This game really builds your skills. 7. Easy handicapping. Good news for those not at the top of the food chain – this game is easy to handicap fairly. You simply get “points on the wire,” for example, in a 100-point match, the stronger player might give the weaker player 40 points at the start. The strong player needs 100, while the weaker player needs 60 to win. “So, ya wanna play some Rhode Island, buck a point? I’ve never played it before …”

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BY: MICHAEL K GLASS

QUICK TIP ON A HALF TIP Consistent Kicking with English

Michael K Glass

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

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It never fails. You’re running a rack of 9-ball, and you end up leaving yourself behind another ball. You need to shoot the 7-ball, which is sitting in the jaws of the side pocket, and the cue-ball is blocked by the 9-ball. It seems your only option is to shoot a kickshot, but the 8-ball is blocking the path on the opposite rail. Now what? If you’re like me, you’ll shoot to the right or the left of the 8-ball, using english to adjust the path of the cue-ball, right? The question is, how much to the right or left should you shoot, and how much spin should you use? If you’re Corey Deuel or Shane Van Boening, then you’ll probably make that shot 9 times out of 10 because you have ten thousand practice hours at the table. I’m going to guess that Corey and Shane are not looking to my column for advice, so let’s talk about how to consistently make kick shots using english. First off, I want you to practice your straight kicks (no english). If you have trouble judging a simple kick shot, this article might not help you much. Get good at kicking the ball into the side pocket from almost any spot on the table. Have you become fairly decent at kicks? Awesome. Let’s get started. Start by placing the cue ball on the head spot. Aim at the second diamond along long rail. In other words, you are not shooting toward the rack, but instead directly at the side rail. If you use no english, the ball should roll directly back into the tip of your cuestick. Now, chalk up the tip of your cue, and do the same shot using a half-tip of right-hand english. To apply a half-tip of english, move the tip of your cue from center toward the right side of the ball, so that the left edge of your shaft is lined up with the exact center of the cue-ball. This is a half-tip of english. Now, using a medium stroke, shoot at the same diamond on the side (long) rail, and observe that the cue-ball will deflect to the right. Note where it touches the opposite side rail (near you). When I do this shot with my cue, the cue-ball ends up one diamond to the right of where it would be if I hit it with center ball. This happens fairly consistently, although it will vary a bit depending on the accuracy of the half-tip of english, and the speed of my stroke. Try to be as consistent as possible. This is very important.

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Let’s say your deflection distance is the same as mine--one diamond. Here’s what I’d like you to do. From the same position on the head string, aim the cue so that a kick shot will end up one diamond to the left of the side pocket. You might try shooting the cue with center english to ensure your aim is true. Once your aim is true, make the same shot, but apply a half-tip of english to your shot using the same speed as before. If the stars are all aligned correctly, the cue ball should deposit itself directly into the side pocket! Try this again, but this time aim the cue-ball so that a center-ball stroke will make the cue-ball rebound into the rail one diamond to the right of the side pocket. Now shoot again, using a half-tip of left hand english, and the cue should again drop into the side pocket. There are a couple of things to remember here: One diamond is the result I get. The distance the cue-ball deflects for you will depend on many factors, including the speed of your stroke, a properly chalked tip, and the deflection of your shaft. This is why you test until you are consistent, using the same speed every time. Other factors will come into play, such as the friction coefficient of the rail, dirtiness of the balls, etc. When doing your warmups before a match, you might want to do a few calibration shots to determine these factors. You can’t control all of the variables. This is not a shot you will do often, and you may have other options. You may even be more comfortable with a massé shot in some cases. Add this weapon to your arsenal, even if you don’t think you’ll use it. One day, you may need it, and it could be the difference between moving up the ladder or packing up your sticks and going home. Please feel free to drop me a line any time to clear up any questions you might have. I will post this article on my site at www. billiardsprofessor.com, and include some diagrams to help illustrate my points. Shoot straight, and shoot well! Do you have some tips that you’d like to share with me? Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@ billiardsprofessor.com or visit http://www.billiardsprofessor.com. I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at reddit.com/r/billiards. Come on by and join the discussion!

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A recent internet discussion started innocently enough with a beginner asking about what bridge length was best.The simple question prompted a whole bunch of hypothesizing, philosophizing and pontificating. Rather than repeat those arguments -- and a few good comments -- here, I propose that you get yourself to a table and see what’s right for you. More than that, I ask you to stretch your normal boundaries to see if maybe you’re not in quite the right place, bridge-wise. First, a definition. I define bridge length as the distance from the tip when it is just touching the cue ball back to where the stick is supported by the hand. To measure your bridge length, take your stance with your bridge in place and the tip at the cue ball, and then wiggle the stick left and right with your back hand. The point along the stick that isn’t wiggling is where your bridge is supporting the stick. Measure from there to the cue ball. If a ruler isn’t handy, remember that a dollar bill is just over six inches long. Let’s start with a short shot, Shot 1 in the diagram. Suppose that you are playing eight ball and the best play is a safe -- nick the edge of the one and nestle behind it. Try various bridge lengths and see which one works for you. The goal is to leave the cue ball within a quarter inch of the one ball, as shown in the “result” position. Try to do this three times in a row with each bridge you test. In Shot 2 the goal is again precision cue ball placement. For both follow and draw, see if you can leave the cue ball touching or very close to the cushion. The follow is a lot easier, so try to leave the cue ball within a chalk of the cushion. For the draw shot, allow yourself a ball diameter of margin. Try different bridge lengths from shorter than you normally use to longer. Which length makes it easiest for you to get accurate cue ball placement? Shot 3 stresses a different aspect of play -- precise aiming. Begin with the cue ball far enough from the cushion that you can make a bridge on the bed of the table. Begin with your normal length -- how long is it? Then try a few inches shorter and a few inches longer. Try to make five in a row at each length. Which length seems to make the shot easiest? For future reference when nearby balls force an abnormal bridge length, which lengths are workable? More than the first two positions, this shot requires a very stable bridge. A little movement during the shot will result in a much larger error at the pocket due to the distances involved. While you are trying the different lengths, note how solidly your bridge is anchored to the

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cloth and how much left-right play there is in shaft position.A variation on Shot 3 is to move the cue ball back towards the cushion so that you have to make a rail bridge. As long as the cue ball is not too close to the cushion, the rail bridge can be much more stable than most open-table bridges if you use your thumbnail to guide the shaft. Which bridge lengths are best for you? Is is the same for all shots? Is your bridge more stable than before you tried these tests? Notice that I’m not providing any answers -- you have to find your own.

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THE SKY IS NO LIMIT BY: DON AKERLOW

Can you afford not to advertise? It may very well be the best investment you could make. I have heard people say they can’t affor it and it doesn’t work for them. Then I would have to ask you two question, Why do Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonalds and all the big corporate names still advertise if it doesn’t work? Do they know some secret that you don’t? I would say the secret is simple. Advertising works! Below you will find 10 good reasons to advertise.

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“TOOTHPICK”

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.

I was 17 years old and was just starting to get my feet wet with serious competition. J.R.’s weekly 8-ball tournament in Lancaster, Kentucky was viewed by many as the strongest tournament in the state. When I arrived on the scene over 50 players had already paid their entries. During the tournament, one player in particular caught my attention. In fact, the man referred to as “Toothpick”, waltzed all the way to the finals of the 52-man field. This wasn’t by coincidence; at that time, Ronnie Lane was one of the best defensive 8-ball players that I had ever seen. After watching a few games, it was easy to see that Ronnie played 8-ball like most people play chess, executing shot after shot with a toothpick hanging out of the side of his mouth. Every move and every shot was both deliberate and calculated. Many times he would either pocket his opponent’s ball for strategic purposes or roll a ball in front of a pocket to congest traffic for his opponent. At the same time, I too was making my way through the one loss side and it was becoming apparent that there would be a showdown between

the two of us in the finals. There were a lot of clusters in our final rack, and I knew it was going to be a long defensive battle. After running a few balls, I attempted a difficult defensive shot and fell short of the mark. At that point, Ronnie had positioned his balls out in the open and decided to attempt a run out. During his attempt, Ronnie played himself out of position on his final striped ball and was left with the layout above. 16 page

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As soon as Ronnie got out of line I felt as though I had a chance to win the tournament. It looked as though his best bet was to play a difficult low percentage bank. But even in face of adversity, you could see the wheels turning as he decided what to do. Ronnie approached the table and did something I never expected. He shot the cue ball into the 14, freezing the cue ball to my 3 ball (leaving me at cue ball position “a”). At the same time he banked the 14 up table positioning it near the upper corner pocket. The key to this shot is to hit the cue ball 1 tip below center striking the 14 slightly to the left of center. When executing the shot, you are better off banking short leaving the object ball near the long cushion. Speed is critical to executing the shot. If you hit the bank too hard you could pocket the ball or leave it on the end rail where it would be very difficult to pocket. “Don’t overlook the obvious!” he said as he executed the shot. It was a very common sense, high percentage play. The truth is, I never thought about him using my ball to play a defensive shot. In fact, looking back on the situation, he did the only high percentage thing that he could have done. “At least you can hit it!” he laughed.

I was in a trap. Ronnie had turned a losing proposition into a fighting chance to win. I will always remember the disappointment I felt as I approached the table. I attempted to play some kind of a safety, but the sly fox had positioned me into no win scenario. When Ronnie returned to the table he pocketed the final two balls to win the tournament. The wise veteran had taken me to school. It was at that moment I began to understand a new concept. I had learned not to overcomplicate things, and to look for simple things to do in high-pressure situations. Over the next few years I learned a lot from watching Ronnie play, but looking back I will never forget the time that he showed me just how important that it was to play the percentage.

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In My Opinion by: Don & Mary Akerlow

I eluded to a follow up to my Chalk Talk column last month. The player in question was Jessica Frideres from Fort Dodge, IA. Jessica’s story begins over a year ago. Since Jessica starting playing pool some 16 years ago, she has participated in local leagues and statewide tournaments. In the Iowa area there are two large tournaments every year. The Midwest 8-Ball Championships and the Great Plains 8-Ball Shootout. These tournaments are for singles and teams. Jessica competed in these events and it wasn’t until 5 or 6 years after she started playing that she had her first win at the state tournament in the Open Women’s Division. Her first win as a Master player came a couple of years later. While Jessica usually wins or finishes in the top 5 places, she is not unbeatable.

as a Singles player she would only be allowed to play in the “Open” Intermediate or “Open” Master Divisions. We all know that “Open” is another way of saying “Men’s”. In response to this Jessica asked to be allowed to speak at the next meeting of the Midwest Tournament Association. They granted her request and she was given 10 minutes, which she did along with giving the committee a petition signed by 400 pool players. The petition was circulated at every event Jessica played in and 95% of the Master Women Jessica could find, signed the petition. If these women don’t have a problem playing against Jessica why does the Midwest Tournament Association?

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Jessica is not a pro player. She has never played on the WPBA tour. In her only attempt to qualify for the WPBA, she didn’t finish in the money. She has never even played on a 9’ table! So where should she rank in the scheme of things? Jessica is obviously a good bar box player. One of the best in the Iowa area. It was not until a year ago that Jessica achieved the designation of Grand Master with the BCAPL. In talking to Jessica, she expressed no interest in becoming a pro, she plays when she can, doesn’t always win but loves playing the game. Isn’t that what every amateur pool player does? Don’t we all just love to play, sometimes win and sometimes lose? Some of us are big fishes in our little ponds, so why is Jessica being kicked out of the pond?

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The Midwest Tournament Association told Jessica in a phone call that she could no longer play in the Women’s Master Singles divisions in their events. Even though she meets all the qualifications, she cannot play. She asked for their decision to be put in writing and they sent her an email that stated the following: “The decision in regard to Jessica’s status for Midwest and Great Plains 8-Ball Shootout was the result of a 2 or 3 year discussion, not just a quick thought. To you this may seem negative but looking at it with a more positive spin it could be taken as the highest form of honor since this is the highest rating given to a female player in the history of the Midwest Association. Jessica’s record of achievement is unprecedented. She has won our highest skilled female singles division 10 of the 11 times that she played from 2003 - 2013.” (excerpted from an email dated 7-19-13) They also went on to tell her what divisions she qualified for, basically

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their meeting with Jessica sitting about 20 feet away. Close enough to hear what was being said but not being allowed to be heard, even when statement were being made about her that in Jessica’s mind were totally untrue. Since when in the United States have we been denied the right to face our accusers and offer a defense? This may not be a trial but the Midwest Tournament committee is sitting in judgement of Jessica.

As I read the Midwest Captains Guide (available from the Midwest Poolplayers Association website) there are some 47 women designated as eligible for the Women’s Master Singles Division and only 1 woman designated IOS or Intermediate Open Singles. In other words, Jessica now cannot play in the Women’s Masters or the Open Regular Men’s Division but has to play in the Men’s Intermediate Division. The rating committee has obviously decided that Jessica is too good to play with the other Master Women and too good to play with the Regular Men’s Division but good enough to play in the Intermediate and Master Men’s Division. How is that right? So if you would reverse this can a man play bad enough to play in the Women’s Division? It would only seem “fair”. And if not why not? Perhaps the old adage “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” and also in reverse. They should be honoring Jessica, not vilifying her. Perhaps there are

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other reasons that we don’t know about, one must ask the question. 95% of the master women agreed with Jessica by signing a petition to let her play in the Women’s Masters. Shouldn’t that be enough? Who does it help if Jessica doesn’t play? Who has suffered from Jessica winning? Maybe they shouldn’t even play a tournament at all but give everybody a “participation” medal! Pool is about competition, about honing your skills, perfecting your game, becoming a better player. Maybe someone on the Midwest committee can’t take the competition? The midwest tournament Association, headed by Marshall Kohtz of VVS in Nebraska has not given Jessica an answer since her appearance before the committee in June. They will not take up the discussion again until their next meeting at the end of August. How do you leave a pool player in limbo for over a year? How hard can it be to make a decision? Or see that the decision that was made was not a good one? Who will they do this to next? ? And so on and so on until there are no women’s divisions left. Does this sound just a little bit extreme? If it does then so does all of this. Maybe Jessica could play with one hand tied behind her back! That doesn’t sound any more ludicrous than making her play in the Men’s division.

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Jessica’s petition reads simply: “Petition For Jessica Frideres to be able to play in the Midwest Pool Tournamnet. For those of you that don’t know, Jessica was told she could never play in the Women’s Masters Tournament at the Midwest Association again, basically, because she plays too good. Jessica deserves to play in the Women’s Masters division. She is not rated anywhere in the country as a pro pool player. She is 36 years old, and has been told she can never play in the Midwest women’s division again. How is that right for a game that she truly loves. This is wrong and something needs to be done. If you would like to support Jessica please sign and date the petition below.” - The petition has over 400 signatures. We will contact Marshall Kohtz and the Midwest Tournament Association for a response and their side of the story and bring that to you in the September issue. We would like to hear your thoughts on this subject. Should Jessica be allowed to play in the Women’s Masters? Send your comments to: opm@onthebreaknews.com

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KK Billiards Green Bay is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Shark’s Club, located at 318 West College Ave, Appleton, WI. We will take over operations August 1, 2014. It has been our mission to be a premiere spot for pool enthusiasts and locals who are interested in playing pool and competing in Green Bay. Acquiring Shark’s Club enables us to carry out the same mission in Appleton and bring the overlapping pool communities together. We couldn’t have done this without the support of the community and our customers. THANK YOU for helping us achieve this goal. We look forward to the tremendous potential for growth with this opportunity and are very excited to get started. Any changes in hours of operation, tournament schedule etc. for Sharks have not been finalized. We will do our best to keep you update-to-date with these changes via KK’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ KKBilliards We were very pleased with the turnout at our first Semi-Annual Adult/Child 9-Ball Tournament held on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Each team consisted of (1) adult + (1) child 14yo or younger. A great time was had by all and due to the overwhelming positive feedback we’ve decided to host this tournament semi-annually – Summer and Winter. Stayed tuned for upcoming announcements and details. We’d like to thank our sponsors na 2nd Place: LJ & Kristia StickmanBilliards.com for donating T-shirts Jacoby Custom Cues for donating Youth cues (2 boys & 1 girl) for prize giveaways. Also, a big thanks to Berry Chapman for his time and dedication to helping us pull this off!

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Jonathan Poon, Sonny Bosshamer Houston local Jonathan Poon took the Lone Star Tour amateur 9-ball division by storm this past weekend, July 5th-6th, at the Lone Star Billiards Tour “Firecracker” Event held at Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas, sponsored by Poison by Predator

Cues, Delta-13, Ozone Billiards, Improve Your Shot.com, and the APA of North Harris County. The 46 amateur player field featured top contenders including Sonny Bosshamer who reached the hot seat effortlessly with wins over newcomer

Bobby Comegys, 7-4, and Brian Rosenbaum, 7-2. Poon came close with wins over Jack Cavalier, 7-2, and Bob Hayes, 7-4, but lost his hot seat bid to Steve Williams. Williams’ run included wins over Kenny Lucio, 7-6, newcomer Ray Lambeth, 7-3, and finally Poon, 7-4. This pitted Williams and Bosshamer for the hot seat, sending Poon to the west side where his work was cut out for him. He made his way through Comegys, 5-2, and squeezed by Hayes, 5-4, while Bosshamer handily secured the winners’ side over Williams, 7-1. Williams fell to Poon in the semi-finals, 7-2, but earned himself a respectable third place and his highest finish to date. Bosshamer was chomping at the bit as Poon made his way to the final table. The finals were a fight to the bitter end as Poon secured the first set, 7-2. Overtime cranked up and Bosshamer came alive. The score was tied at 4 when Poon broke and ran out to secure his second Lone Star Tour amateur division title. The open division saw 37 entries featuring the toughest around. Main attractions included Billy Sharp, Chase Rudder, Manny Chau, Danny Lee, Sylver Ochoa, and Ernesto Bayaua. Bobby Perez was a final four surprise, facing off with Sylver Ochoa, while Chau teed off with Rudder on the bottom side. After suffering a 9-7 loss to Rudder, Sharp made his way through the crowd with wins over Chuck Adams, 7-1, and Danny Lee, 7-1. After early round losses, Brian Rosenbaum and John Newsome crossed paths on the one loss side, the outcome favoring Rosenbaum,

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7-6. On the east side, Ochoa ousted Perez, 9-4, while Rudder escaped Chau, 9-8. On the one loss side, Chau narrowly escaped Rosenbaum, 7-6, while Sharp eliminated Perez, 7-3. Hot seat action saw Rudder defeat Ochoa, 9-6, while Chau overwhelmed Sharp, 7-2. It was Ochoa over Chau, 7-5, staging a rematch with Rudder. Ochoa came out firing, quickly ending the first set, 9-2. Rudder maintained

his position, answering back in the final set, 7-4. Congratulations to Stephanie Verron and David Watson, the winning raffle ticket holders in this past weekend’s Poison cue raffle. Stephanie took home a Poison Bolt cue and David won a Poison VX Jump and a Poison VX Break/Jump cue. The next Lone Star Event will be the Lone Star Texas Open 9-Ball WarmUp, August 23rd-24th at Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, Texas. For more information, please visit www. LoneStarBilliardsTour.com.

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McMinn

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Skip Maloney AzBilliards.com Staff July 2, 2014 It was a busy (June 26-29) weekend at Shooter’s in Olathe, KS where the Midwest 9-Ball Tour held a three-headed tournament beast, featuring a $500-added, 22-entrant Ladies event, a $1,000-added One Pocket event that drew 44, and a $3,500-added 9-Ball Open tournament that drew 92 entrants. Shane McMinn andNicole Keeney both came from the loss side and double-dipped the hot Shane McMinn 1st, sponsor Mike Durbin, Danny Smith 2nd seat occupant of the 9-ball and Ladies event, respectively, about which we will go into some detail shortly. $3500 Added 92 players Josh Roberts went undefeated to capture his third One Pocket title 1st $1800 Shane McMinn, Tulsa, OK since March, and his second in as many weeks. It was something of a 2nd 1200 Danny Smith, Toledo, OH star-studded, final 12 in the One Pocket event, details of which will be 3rd 900 Jordan Davis, Lee’s Summit, MO covered in a separate story. 4th 600 David Matlock, Olathe, KS Ladies first, because it’s polite, and because Nicole Keeney had to 5-6th 400 Skyler Woodward, Paducah, KY spend just a little more time on the loss side than Shane McMinn did 5-6th 400 Robb Saez, Memphis, TN in the male event; two more matches, to be precise. Keeney had been 7-8th 300 Chad Vilmont, Clinton, IA climbing her 2014 ‘finish ladder’ since January, chalking up a 4th place 7-8th 300 Cliff Joyner, Mobile, AL finish in the Music City Classic in January, a 3rd place finish last week 9-12th 200 John Gabriel, Claremore, OK (June 21-22) in Florida at the Zingales’ Amateur Ladies Tournament and 9-12th 200 Dustin Gunia, Omaha, NE was runner-up to Vivian Villareal in the Big Tyme Classic Women’s 9-Ball 9-12th 200 Darryl Smith, Independence, MO event in Texas in March. In Olathe, KS, she made it to a winners’ side 9-12th 200 Josh Roberts, Columbia, SC quarterfinal before being sent on her loss-side trip by Carrie Williams in 13-16th 150 Darren Everett, Ozark, MO a double hill battle. 13-16th 150 Richie Richeson, New Orleans, LA Williams moved on to face Rennae Hayes and won her second 13-16th 150 Greg Mitchell, Vandalia, IL straight double hill match, putting her into the battle for the hot seat 13-16th 150 Jeremy Hundley, Branson, MO 17-24th 100 Sergia Rivas, Milwaukee, WI against Jessica Frideres, who’d defeated Deb McWhirk 7-1. Frideres 17-24th 100 Anthony Garcia, Cedar Rapids, IA grabbed the hot seat 7-2 in what proved to be her last win of the 17-24th 100 Alex Olinger, Dayton, OH weekend. 17-24th 100 Nick Marsolek, Old Town, MN Keeney, in the meantime, went to work on the loss side, downing 17-24th 100 Shannon Sutter, Pleasant Plains, AR Debbie Glover and Liz Lovely, both 7-5, to pick up McWhirk. Hayes drew 17-24th 100 Tim Kindl, Cedar Rapids, IA Sabrina McCormack, who’d gotten by Kristin Prouty 7-1 and Sharon 17-24th 100 Scotty Evans, Edison, NJ Rinkert 7-5. Keeney and McCormack moved on to the quarterfinals, 17-24th 100 Gary Lutman, Collinsville, IL once Keeney had eliminated McWhirk 7-4 McCormack had survived a hot seat: Smith defeats Davis 9-7 double hill fight versus Hayes. QF: McMinn defeats Matlock 9-5 Keeney won two in a row 7-3; her quarterfinal match against SF: McMinn defeats Davis 9-3 McCormack, as well as her re-match against Williams in the semifinals. 1st set of finals: McMinn defeats Smith 9-1 She took the opening set of the finals against Frideres 7-4, and though 2nd set of finals: McMinn defeats Smith 9-5 Frideres would put up a double hill fight in the second set, Keeney hung

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on to claim the Ladies title. In the Open event, Shane McMinn picked up his second Midwest 9-Ball title of the year, Ladies Nicole Keeney 1st, sponsor Mike Durbin, Jessica Frideres 2nd having downedSkyler Woodward in the finals of the tour’s third stop in March. He faced Woodward on this weekend, as well, at the $500 Added 22 players start of his three-match, loss-side winning streak that put him into the finals. 1st $500 Nicole Keeney, Littleton, CO McMinn faced Jordan Davis in one of the winners’ side semifinals, 2nd 300 Jessica Frideres, Ft. Dodge, IA as Danny Smith squared off againstRobb Saez in the other. Davis sent 3rd 200 Carrie Williams, Catoosa, OK McMinn to the loss side 9-6, and in the hot seat match, faced Smith, 4th 120 Sabrina McCormick, Des Moines, IA who’d downed Saez 9-5. Smith took the hot seat match, like Frideres, his 5-6th 75 Deb McWhirk, Olathe, KS last of the event 9-7. 5-6th 75 Rennae Hays, Blue Springs, MO McMinn and Woodward met up right away on the loss side. hot seat: Frideres defeats Williams 7-2 Woodward had gotten by John Gabriel andChad Vilmont, both 9-4, to QF: Keeney defeats McCormick 7-3 reach him. Saez drew David Matlock, who’d been defeated by Jordan SF: Keeney defeats Williams 7-3 Davis in a winners’ side quarterfinal and then defeated Darryl Smith

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Verkruyse & Karabotsos Win Chicago OB Official Cue of ANDY CLOTH World 14.1 Tournament Story by Dennis Walsh Chicago, Illinois- Here are the results of the 2014 World Tournament of 14.1,Red Shoes Billiards Qualifier that was held a few weeks back. It was a small field but there were many quality contenders, including Michael Verkruyse, Tom Karabatsos, Ronald Dobosenski, Bob Cozzolino, Richard Michalec Sr., Jim Colling, Rich Klein, and Dean Markoshan, one of Chicago's finest, just back from a straight pool lesson with Dallas West. OB Cues has also joined as the Official Cue of the ANDY CLOTH World Tournament which takes place on August 4th-9th, 2014. Sponsored by Andy Cloth, Kamui Brands, OB Cues, Amsterdam Billiard Club, Realrealcool.com, Pool & Billiard Magazine , Aramith Balls, and George Beckman Kinetic Sculptures. Official patron 14.1 aficionados are Stu Mattana, Tom Gleich, Harold Siegel, and Dr. Greg Diehl Plastic Surgery. Each qualifier winner will be guaranteed a minimal of 5 round robin matches in the finale main event. The main event will take place once more in New York City. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak are pleased to bring the 74th production of the oldest billiard event in the world on August 4th-9th, 2014. A star studded field is expected this year at Steinway Billiards Cafe, who is once more hosting the world's grandest straight pool championship. “OB Cues are now the official cues of one of the oldest, longest running tournaments in billiards: The 74th World Tournament of 14.1. This event has a rich history connecting us with legends like Mosconi, Greenleaf, Lassiter, Mizerak, Crane and so many more. OB is proud to be associated with such names in the game they mastered and we look forward to seeing many of the champion players of today competing in this event to try and best the records of some of the great legends of yesteryear." , said Shane Sinnott , Director of Sales and Marketing for OB Cues. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, OB is a leading manufacturer of High Performance Pool Cues and Pool Cue Shafts made 100% in the USA since 2005. Bob Cozzolino, who has qualified twice before had a tough opening round match with Tom Karabatsos. Bob beat Tom last year on the loser's side of the qualifier and beat Tom in a league match at Red Shoes Billiards just a week earlier. Tom had come in second in the league out of 32 players and has qualified numerous times, so he

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Michael Verkruyse is always dangerous. Bob got off to an 60-20 lead but Tom came back hard and bested him 100-80. In the other first round match in that bracket, Ron Dobosenski ran a 41 and a 38 and out on Jim Colling who had come down from Texas to play in the qualifier while visiting relatives. Jim is a somewhat recent convert to straight pool that boasts a high run of 70. Ron is a student of Frank "Sailor" Stellman, noted cue maker and 14.1 teacher from Racine Wisconsin. Ron boasts a high run of 211 and Sailor had made the trip down to Chicago to watch his former student and to sweat some straight pool matches. Ron had just finished up one session of Red Shoes Straight Pool league, driving down from Madison, Wisconsin twice a month to play the game he loves. The next round found Tom Karabatsos matched up with Ron Dobosenski and the straight pool heavyweights, who have played each other many times in the last 30 years, traded punches with Tom coming out on top. On the other side of the bracket, Rich Klein, one of the league directors

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as "Madman MIke, he of the fabulous fundamentals and perfect stroke", Mike is a student of Mark Wilson's and I imagine that might be where he honed his fundamentals. He also has spent some time with Nick Varner, so who knows. Red Shoes Billiards in Chicago has been an Official Qualifier Host of the World 14.1 for 9 years straight I will use the words of Mike to describe the final match on the winners side between him and Tom Karabatos: "I had been watching him play all day and knew I had my hands full. The opening break was the first time I had to break all day and I managed to hit a good clean safe leaving him long and tough on the 9-ball. Tom played safe and left me a small glimpse of a shot, I thought to myself if I make it I spread the rack wide open, if I miss it I will spread the rack wide open for my opponent. Well in for a penny in for a pound. I got down and stroked the 4 ball home into the corner pocket and was off and running. I don’t recall much of the middle of the match, only that I had a big lead of like 75-20 something, then tom went on a tear and caught me and passed me with a great run. The score was now closed in tight at 90(me) to 89(tom). A small safety battle ensued and tom took a chance at a ball in the stack and it missed leaving me a wide open table. I made one ball after another, steadily getting out of line lol. I now needed 2 balls for the win and a chance to go to New York. I had a long straight shot on the 15 ball, as soon as I pulled the trigger my heart fell into my stomach as I watched it go slightly wide of the pocket and rattle. Tom cleaned up the rest and was all set to make the break ball and put the nails in my coffin when something happened I did not expect, he missed the break ball! I gathered myself and pocketed the last two balls." In the meantime, over on the other side, Bob Cozzolino had taken down Jim Colling and Rick Michalec had bested Dean Markoshan. Bob Cozzolino had qualified from the loser's side before, last year having to beat Jeffrey Mohl, Ed Latimer and Tom Karabatsos to qualify. This year it was not to be as perennial giant killer Rich Klein took him down. At the same time, Rick Michalec who has been there before was beating Dean Markoshan. Ron Dobosenski beat Rick Michalec and then beat Rich Klein, leading to a rematch with Tom Karabatsos for the second spot. Ron has only been back playing pool for about a year and perhaps it showed, but Tom is always a threat and sent Ron back to Wisconsin. Tom Karabatsos was taught by Dallas West and you can see that in his smooth stroke. He is a perennial high finisher in all Chicago area pool events, especially straight pool. He also had a nice showing at the Maryland Straight Pool Tournament last year, besting Dave Daya and Shaun Wilkie, among others.

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Fans at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada were in for a treat on July 21st as the second of the scheduled challenge matches took place.The OB Challenge pitted Mike Dechaine and Corey Deuelagainst Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante in scotch doubles 8-ball. The communication between players stemming from the scotch doubles format of the event led to all four players playing very loose and kidding both their partners and opponents throughout the event. The loose attitude that all four players had early in the match might have led to less than top level play as the event got underway. Neither team was able to put together a break and run before the 8th rack, when the Filipino team already held a 5-2

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lead. What should have been a dose of confidence for the Filipino duo turned out to be more of an "attention grabber" for Deuel and Dechaine. After watching the Filipino team run rack eight, the US team took control of the match and won four games to tie things at 6-6. The US team wasn't done there though, as they would start stringing together racks to take a 10-6 lead. The only thing that looked to be able to stop the US team at this point was dry breaks. After running a rack or two, the US team would break dry and let the Filipinos into the match, but the Filipinos were not having luck on their break either. The US squad extended their lead to six racks at 15-9, but Reyes & Bustamante made a push to

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get back within three racks at 15-12. Team USA got back to business and pushed the lead back to five racks at 18-13 and the Philippine team's win in rack twenty two would be their final rack as the US players won the last three racks for the 21-14 victory.

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DEUEL Corey 500 BUSTAMANTE Francisco 250 REYES Efren 250

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EVENT / RULES 9-Ball 9 Ball on 8’ tables-Race 4/3 B/C 9-Ball 9-Ball 10 Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball Handicap 8-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball Open - Race to 3 8-9-10 Ball Winner Chooses 9 Ball 8 Ball on 8’ tables-Race 2/1 B/C 10-Ball 10 Ball 9-Ball Beginners 9-Ball Intermediate 8-Ball Short Rack 8-Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball 9-Ball Open 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball & 9 Ball 8 Ball Open - Race to 3 9-Ball Open Night Owl 8-Ball-Race 2/1 8-Ball on 7’ Diamonds Open 10-Ball 8 or 9-ball rotation One Pocket 8 Ball - APA 5 & under 8-Ball 7 & under 9 Ball Coin Toss decides 9-Ball Open 8 Ball Call 8 Ball 8 Ball Players Vote 8 Ball 8-Ball Open - Race to 2 8 Ball Night Owl 8-Ball-Race 2/1 8-Ball - 4s & Below 8-Ball - Handicap 8-Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball Call 8 Ball 9 Ball Multiple Big Table 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball APA Rated 8 Ball 9-Ball 7 & under Scotch Doubles - Race to 3 Open 9-Ball - Race 6/5 10-Ball 8-Ball - Race to 3 - No pros 10 Ball 8-Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball 10-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 5

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KELLY FISHER OPEN HEART SURGERY by Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer Multiple world champion and current WPA World number 2 ranked player Kelly Fisher of Great Britain has announced that she will be undergoing open heart surgery on July 22nd. The West Yorkshire native said that she was diagnosed with a large hole in her heart several months ago. After the surgery, Fisher is expected to have a three month recovery period. She said she is hoping to be fit and ready to compete in the 2014 Women’s World 9-ball Championship, which will take place in Guilin, China in October. Fisher has been one of pool’s leading lights over the last ten years, winning every major women’s event on the calendar. After a stellar five year career in snooker beginning in 1998, in which she won the World Snooker Championship four times, she turned to American pool in 2004. In 2010 she began to dominate the women’s game and rose to be the top ranked player in the world. She won her first world title by grabbing 2010 World 10-ball championship in Manila. In 2012 Fisher then captured the Women’s World 9-ball Championship in Shenyang, China. That same year she steam rolled the competition on her way to winning the China Open in Shanghai. In 2013 Fisher won the long running Amway Cup in Taipei. Because of the surgery, Fisher will be forced to miss the WPA World Team Championship, which will be held in Beijing beginning on July 28th. Fisher’s replacement on the United Kingdom team has yet to be announced. The World Pool-Billiard Association, as well as the entire pool community worldwide, wish Kelly Fisher a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Her mammoth fighting spirit will surely carry her through this trying time and soon bring her back to the world’s biggest pool arenas better and stronger than ever.

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Rackem Pool Magazine August Issue 2014  
Rackem Pool Magazine August Issue 2014  

Read the results of the Midwest 9-Ball Championships - Find out who is Guilty! and why - columnists, tournament trail and weekly tournaments

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