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SKINNY BOB’S TEXAS OPEN TUNE-UP

Follow-up on the Texas Open Tune Up 2017... • We salute all the players for making this a fun, competitive event. • A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the Tournament Directing Team (Kim, Nicole, Christy, Audrey and John) for operating such a smooth event. • And a Congratulations! to all the winners...notably Manny Chau & Kim Pierce who are the worthy champions of their respective tournaments. - John & Susan

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Thank you for another great showing this August 12, 2017 at Sharky’s Billiards in Davenport, IA in what has become an annual Summer blowout – The Color of Money No Master 9-Ball Tournament. Thank you to the players and spectators for a day full of wild twists and turns that only 9-Ball can offer. When the dust cleared Rudy McGill Jr came out undefeated on his path to victory, congratulations to all the top finishers!

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The Psychology of Pool SET GOALS FOR FUTURE SUCCESS!

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

Goal setting is arguably the best technique an athlete can use to immediately improve his or her performance. Interestingly, although this statement is true, very few athletes actually know how to set effective goals. In other words, far too often athletes set what we call “do your best” type goals that are extremely vague (i.e. “to become a better pool player”) and without any timelines to measure success (re-read the example I just gave – how will you know when you have become “better?”). Research studies in sport psychology clearly show people who set specific, measurable goals almost always out-perform people who set “do your best” type goals (or people who set no goals at all). By setting and achieving goals, your self-confidence will dramatically improve – and so will your pool game.

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• Begin by brainstorming all the goals you want to achieve, and for now don’t worry about how vague the goals might be (we will refine them later). Take out a sheet of paper and start writing down as many things as you want to accomplish and try to do this in just a few minutes. • Once you have your list, go back through each goal and look to see whether it is vague (“win more”) or specific (“make at least one ball on every break”) • When writing your goals, try to develop as many process goals as you can. A process goal is a goal you can control (i.e. starting each match confident and composed), whereas an outcome goal is a goal

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typically beyond your complete control (winning tournaments is great, but ultimately you never control ‘winning’ if the opponent has a shot to win, too). By reaching your process goals, you will ultimately reach more outcome goals (and win more games!) Try to break your goals into three areas: Physical, technical, and mental. An example of a physical goal can be making sure to get 8 hours of sleep the night before a tournament or to have water on hand all day in order to stay hydrated. A technical goal might be to practice until you can successfully make 90% of spot shots. A mental goal could be making a point to use a deep breath between each shot. Your goals should always be in writing and you should have dates attached to each goal so you can monitor your success. It is also wise to develop short-, mid-, and long-term goals. We call this technique developing a “goal ladder,” and it has been found to be a very effective technique. Other tips include being realistic with your goals, as well as being somewhat flexible if you don’t first succeed. Keep track of all your progress by keeping a journal. While this may sound kind of funny, you will find that our memories are really not that great – and a journal will actually help you recall some of your better moments. Your journal should include all of your goals, as well as regular entries that allow you to update your progress along the way.

Some folks call goals “dreams with finish lines.” Start today by defining the player you want to one day become, then work backwards to develop the necessary steps to get you there.

I would like to hear from you. If you have a question for me please submit to: information@drstankovich.com

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BALL IN MIND

by Tom Simpson © April 2008 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com

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“Ball-in-Hand” (BIH) is an enormous penalty for the player who fouls in 9-Ball, in 10-Ball, and in some popular rule sets for 8-Ball, such as APA. It’s also an enormous opportunity for the incoming player. Often, this opportunity is wasted. Advanced players take full advantage of BIH, intelligently planning cueball placement, the shot, the position, and the strategy. Working with many novice and intermediate players, I find they typically fail to consider some of the aspects of the situation that are obvious to their more experienced opponents. They tend to rush in and plop the cueball down and shoot the first shot they see, and of course, don’t get the appropriate shape on the next shot. My advice is “When you get Ball-in-Hand, take Ballin-Mind.” Stop and study the table and the game situation. Consider the current possibilities, the next shots, the layout problems, your skills, and your opponent’s skills. Make a plan before you place that cueball. In pool, the standard concern is always “How do I shoot the current shot in such a way that I get an angle on the next shot that takes me to the one after that.” We’re nearly always planning at least three balls. With BIH, we can think the plan through and set up the “current shot” in a way that most easily or naturally pockets the ball and gets us to the next shot or solves the next problem. Let’s look at the primary factors. Good Plan: Study the table until you have arrived at the plan you will try to execute. This is a big opportunity. Your first idea might not be your best. Don’t be shortsighted. Good plans don’t always mean you run out for the win. Sometimes a safety or strategic ball re-arrangement is the smart play. Good Shot Sequence: Don’t just shoot the ball that’s closest to a pocket. And don’t consider just the closest pockets for your first ball. When possible, chose position routes that are simple and natural – don’t shoot extreme, fancy shots with BIH. If you can’t get to your second shot from your first shot, it’s probably not a good plan. Minimize use of english on the first shot. Why make it harder? Good Distance: Make the shot easy. Place the CB reasonably close to the OB. Too close and you might not have room for your full, normal stroke. Typical good distance is about a foot. Note: There is nothing manly about putting the CB four feet away when it’s not necessary. If possible, don’t place the CB where

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you have to stretch or use the mechanical bridge. Avoid rail bridges too, when you can. Good Angle: Consider the shot angle for your CB placement. Is it an angle for which you have high confidence in pocketing the ball? Can you see the path the cueball will take off the OB, and is that the path you want? Thin cut angles will leave a lot of speed in the CB, while thick hits will take speed out of the ball. Shoot angles that make it easy to move the CB the amount of distance you want. Good Speed: Once you have a good cueball plan and placement, and it’s time to shoot, you just have to think about speed. How much speed will it take, given the distance, angle of approach, and spin? Is this a comfortable, reliable speed for you? Good Landing Zones: If you stand behind your next shot, you can use your stick to help you roughly visualize the wedge-shaped position zone you need to land in for that shot. The wedge is smaller near the OB, which means it’s harder to land in that part of the zone. Smart players often play to roll across the fat part of the wedge or to roll toward the OB through the distant portion of the zone. This makes it a lot easier to stop successfully within the wedge. Good Results: Draw is hard to control. Go for simple follow or stop shots. Don’t move the CB more than necessary. Don’t disturb balls that don’t need to be moved. Go for the easiest plan to execute. If your plan calls for you to do things at the outer limits of what you can reliably do, maybe you need to switch to a defensive plan. After you sink a ball, reanalyze your plan, adding a new third ball and adjusting for the new reality of the table situation. Good Improvement: In practice, shoot hundreds of “Three-Ball Patterns.” Throw three balls on the table, study the layout, make a plan to run out, place the CB, and shoot the pattern you saw. Try to find the simplest, most natural plan. Learn from what happens. Seek coaching when it’s allowed, or if you’re playing a friendly game, talk through your plan and your friend’s plan and see whether there is a good alternative you haven’t thought of or a problem you haven’t foreseen. So when you get Ball-in-Hand, don’t play Ball-in-Hope. Seize the opportunity – take Ball-in-Mind. Plan your play and then play your plan. And remember the #1 rule of BIH: Don’t miss!

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More Than Just Setting Up (1) 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.

As you all may know by now, set up shots never appealed to me as once you set them up right, any mediocre player can shoot them successfully. However, certain set up shots do require some skills and this month I am going to explain to you the first of a series of not-so-easy set up shots. Let’s start by placing our first object ball (the Red Ball) on the head spot and our second object ball, the Yellow one, behind and frozen to it. Their line of centers needs to aim at the left half of pocket F, as shown by the dotted red line. Finally place the last object ball (the Blue one) by pocket F, at about 1/2 diamond from it and about 1/2 inch from the long rail’s edge. You can choose to place the Blue Ball on a new piece of chalk, just to provide some extra excitement to your audience. Place the Cue Ball at about one diamond from the long rail and in line with the Yellow Ball and the first diamond from pocket F, as shown by the dotted yellow line. Aim about 1/6 of the Yellow Ball, to its left, if you are playing with a low deflection shaft (Tiger X-Ultra LD or Pro, Predator 314 or Vantage, OB-2 or OB Pro +, etc.) or 1/4 of the Yellow Ball if you are playing with a traditional shaft. Use a 3 o’clock and 1 tip of English along A F with a speed-3 stroke.

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When I was first learning to play, one of my favorite games was Money Ball. This game has regional variations in the rules and the name. In some places it is called Razzle and in others Chicago. I will try to recount the rules we went by back in the 1960s. If you have four roughly equal players it can be a fun learning experience. Pairs are formed during the play of each rack, and partners are allowed to discuss the shot. This is a rotation game so you have to hit the lowest remaining ball first. There are five money balls, the 5, 8, 10, 12 and 15, worth one “way” each. The player who makes the 5 ball is partners with the player who makes the 1 ball. If that’s the same person, then whoever makes the 8 is partners with the 1-5 person and so on. Draw cards or lag to determine the order of play. That will remain the order except when partners have been determined or a player has requested a new order. Rack the balls as shown so the money balls are as protected as possible. If you find that one of those spots is not safe on your table, try a different spot. Slop counts, and you shoot until you foul or miss. If you foul, any ball you made on that shot spots up. On scratches, it’s cue ball behind the line, and on any other foul the incoming player shoots from where the cue ball came to rest. The incoming player after any foul can ask the fouler to shoot again. You have to make a good effort to hit the lowest ball unless all agree it’s not possible and then you can play a push out. You never spot a ball that has been made legally. When partners are formed the player order changes slightly so that sides alternate. Suppose the normal order is A, B, C, D. If A has the 1 ball and B makes the 5 ball, making A and B partners, C will follow B when he misses but then A will shoot and then D. You will need four places to put the balls as they are made. The ball rack in the table will work for two people and the left/right sides of the ball tray can be storage for the other two. When partners are formed, merge their accumulations. Besides the 5 ways for the money balls, 2 ways are scored for points which is the total value of the numbers on all the balls each side makes, such as 14 for the 14 ball. Since the total of all 15 balls adds up to 120, 61 or more points wins those 2 ways. Whoever makes the last ball gets to break in the next rack. If someone had asked for a new order before the just-finished rack started, the three nonbreakers draw for a new order. If one side sweeps all 7 ways (5 money balls and 2 for total points), their win is doubled to 14 ways. It is possible for one player to sweep and not have a partner. In that case he wins 14 from each of the other players. The game is more fun if the ways are not worth so much that

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people start to get too serious. Back in the day, a dime a way was about right. We always kept score on paper and settled up at the end. As far as strategy goes, keep an eye out in the early part of the game for both the money balls and the high balls. A 14 ball puts you nearly a quarter of the way to 61 points. The 2, 3 and 4 are only useful to you if they are sure to get you the 5 ball, and there is rarely an easy pattern at the start of a rack. This is a great game because of the challenging shots and the social interaction that you get with rotating partners. Try

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PLAY TENSION FREE! Throughout my career as a coach for players of all ability levels (and through my own personal experiences as a player), I’ve found that whether you’re a weekend warrior playing for bragging rights with close friends, or a professional player playing for your living, at one time or another we all feel a significant amount of pressure to play well.

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.

How you deal with this pressure will determine how well you play. If you fail to handle it properly, you’ll end up with a bad stroke and a bad performance. But if you are able to understand: • How to keep your mind quiet while delivering your stroke • How pressure effects us physically • How to use pressure to your advantage • How to play with confidence Then, you will achieve the success you desire. You’ve probably already guessed what the number one stroke killer is: nervous tension. In this article my goal is to help you: • Prevent tension in your pool stroke • Become aware of body tension • Reduce tension so you can stroke your cue more freely We all want to play well during an important tournament. We all want the best results we can get. You know, our goal is to produce that winning feeling you get as you lift the championship trophy! But the bottom line is, the more we think about getting that result, the more we trigger the fear of failure which creates performance anxiety. We have to play in the present moment to be free from fear. Whatever it is we are fearful of (missing the 9-ball), we usually have some sort of physical response. We tend to tense our muscles to protect ourselves from what we consider to be the threat (missing). During any tournament match, stroke mechanics don’t really change

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by themselves. Tension in the muscles destroy a fluid stroke and can change the entire pre-shot process that is commonly used by players when they are playing just for fun. This is one of the main differences between the practice room and tournament play (no consequences versus consequences). In order to play your best, you need to do your best to prevent tension, and if it still appears, be sure to notice it and deal with it appropriately. So you might ask yourself the question, “How do I eliminate tension in my pool stroke?” • Becoming engrossed in your pre-shot routine is the number one thing you can focus on to reduce tension. It is what you can control 100% of the time, not what you can’t. • Playing in the present moment (fear and pressure do not exist in the present) • Not thinking about consequences – keeping focused on the purpose/strategy for each shot, not the consequences. • Post shot routine – focus on the strategy (angle, speed and spin), this allows you to be neutral and bounce back from poorly played shots. How do we reverse the effects of tension in the pool stroke? • Visualize all practice games as if they were the tournament championship. • Practice with different levels of tension in your muscles. • Use muscle relaxation techniques. • Learn deep breathing techniques. Put all of these techniques and strategies into action and I have no doubt you’ll play with a fluid stroke and win more tournaments. When you focus on winning you tend to fall into one of the games biggest pitfalls. When you learn to focus on the process you will get better results and win more tournament championships.

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ALEX PAGULAYAN WINS

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Alex Pagulayan proved the Lion still roars within him as he came from behind to steal the US Open 8-Ball Championship from Shane Van Boening, who had hoped for a second consecutive title and to earn back-to-back wins of both the US Open 8-Ball and US Open 10-Ball Championships. Pagulayan’s path to the finals included wins over: Danny Stone, Australia, 8-6; Skyler Woodward, Kentucky, 8-2; and Denis Grabe, Estonia, 8-3; before losing to Dennis Orcollo, Philippines, 7-8. In the loser’s bracket, Pagulayan bested Thorsten Hohmann, Germany, 8-7 and Lee Vann Corteza, Philippines and then gained revenge on Orcollo in the semi-finals, beating him 8-6.

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U.S. Open 8-Ball Title

Van Boening’s path to the hot seat included wins over Sina Valizadeh, 8-2; Manny Perez, 8-5; Josh Roberts, 8-3; Lee Vann Corteza, 8-6; and Dennis Orcollo, whom he beat 8-4 to gain the hot seat, to meet Pagulayan in the finals.

The 2017 US Open 8-Ball was held at Griff’s in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 41st BCAPL National Championships, July 19-29 at The Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino. Sponsors include Viking, Kamui, Omega Billiards, Cyclop, Diamond, Simonis, and Predator.

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Van Boening jumped out to a fast 7-2 lead, which may have seemed insurmountable to all but Pagulayan. But as Van Boening’s breaks came up dry, Pagulayan was able to capitalize, slowly closing the gap and soon the

score was tied at 8-8. The score was tied again at 9-9 in the race-to-10 final, with Van Boening breaking. But once again the break failed Van Boening, with the cue ball scratching – giving Pagulayan an opportunity at the table, which was all he needed. With ball-in-hand, Pagulayan was able to run out to earn the US Open 8-Ball Champion title, cup and $13,500 purse.

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$13,500 Alex Pagulayan $7400 Shane Van Boening $4500 Dennis Orcollo $2800 Lee Vann Corteza $1600 Vinnie Calabrese, Thorsten Hohmann 7/8 $1100 Denis Grabe, Rodney Morris 9-12 $600 Danny Olson, Josh Roberts, Dennis Hatch, Nick Malaj

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meantime, having downed Highway Sigadi, Cody McComas, Jake Polendo, Amos Bush, and David Gutierrez, drew Jeff Turney in the other winners’ side semifinal. Williams sent Hasan to the loss side 8-3, and in the hot seat match, faced Wilcoxson, who’d survived a double hill fight against Turney (6-6; Turney racing to 7). The battle for the hot seat proved to be Williams’ last win of the weekend, and he made the most of it, shutting Wilcoxson out 8-0 to claim that hot seat, and await the return of “Double J.”

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“Double J,” in the meantime, was working his way back. On the loss side, he got by Douglas Pitts, Justin Whitehead, Denny Snead, and downed familiar foe, David Gutierrez 9-6 to draw Hassan. Turney drew Crispian Ng, who’d recently defeated Luis Lopez and Tony Sulsar, both 8-4, as a Ng/Jones re-match in the quarterfinals loomed on the horizon.

left-right: Danny Williams, Jesse Wicoxson, Jeremy Jones

It’s been 14 years since Jeremy Jones climbed to the # 8 spot on the AZB Money Leaderboard. He won the US Open 9-Ball Championships and Texas Open that year (2003), as well as a stop on the Fast Eddie’s Tour. He was also a member of the winning USA Mosconi Cup team and was among the top ten finishers in 11 of the 13 events in which he went home with cash. Jones has added earnings to his AZ database page every year since 1998, when he finished in the tie for 17th at the US Open. Though 2017 has been something of a slow year (so far) for Jones, he has chalked up a few top 10 finishes in a number of events, including (in descending, cash earnings order) the Derby City Classic (5th in One Pocket), the Big Tyme Classic (5th in Main Event and One Pocket), and the inaugural Scotty Townsend

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Memorial 9-Ball Tournament (7th). On the weekend of August 5-6, he joined a record field of 123 entrants on the Omega Billiard Tour’s 8th stop (previous record on the tour was 105 entrants), and after winning his first three matches (over Victor Sorto, Curtis Caldwell and Joe Pelayo), was sent to the loss side by Crispian Ng. From there, he mounted a seven-match, loss-side winning streak, culminating in an appearance in the finals in which he double dipped hot seat occupant Danny Williams to claim his first 2017 event title. It was only his second appearance in an Omega Billiard Tour final. His first was in the tour’s inaugural year (2102) and he was the runner-up. There is some suspicion that in this most recent second appearance in an Omega Billiard Tour final, he was (somehow) motivated by the fact that he’d recently, in July, become a newlywed. The $1,700-added event that led to his first 2017 win was hosted by Wizard’s in Richardson, TX. While Jones was at work on the loss side, Williams was working on his own seven-match winning streak that would put him in the hot seat. He got by Brandon Sizemore, Mike Stankiewicz, Phillip Palmer, Robin Barbour, and Tony Sulsar to draw Aram Hasan in a winners’ side semifinal. Jesse Wilcoxson, in the

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It didn’t happen. Jones did his part, downing Hassan 9-3, but Turney eliminated Ng 7-5. Jones took the quarterfinal match versus Turney 9-2, and then brushed Wilcoxson aside, allowing him only a single rack in the semifinals. Over the next 23 games, in two double elimination final sets, Jones gave up only five racks. He gave up two in the opening set against Williams, and allowed him only one more than that in the second set to claim the event title, and his first 2017 win. Tour director Melinda Bailey thanked the ownership and staff at Wizards for their hospitality, as well as sponsors Michael Hoang of OMEGA Billiards Supply, FargoRate.com and OB Cues. The next stop on the Omega Billiard Tour, scheduled for Sept. 9-10, will be a $1,700-added event, hosted by Speeds in Arlington, TX. from Melinda Bailey - Omega Billiards Tour 1st $1200 Jeremy Jones 2nd $780 Danny Williams 3rd $600 Jessie Wilcoxson 4th $510 Jeff Turney 5/6th $400 Crispian Ng, Aram Hasan 7/8th $320 David Gutierrez, Tony Sulsar 9$140 Amos Bush, Denny Sneed, Alberto Nieto, Luis Lopez 13-16th $100 Shan Iver, Robert Kempf, Joe Pelayo, Justin Whitehead 17-24th $60 Robin Barbour, Greg Sandifer, Doug Pitts, Gerardo Perez, Tony Matthew, Robbie Cleland, Ricky Ferguson, Mike Voelkering

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l-r Chip Compton, Evelyn Dysart, Mark Dimick One-Pocket results 1st $500 Chip Compton 2nd $300 Mark Dimick 3rd $200 David Strawn 4th $140 Okarche Bill

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Harry Evans IV (Spencer, OK) wrote “May all your rolls be true today and your hearts be full of love for the game and each other!! Love and miss you Herman!! Shoot straight my friend!”

l-r Brittany Maynard (1st), Evelyn Dysart, Michelle McDermott (2nd) Many Thanks to everyone that came out to play this weekend at Jamaica Joes in the Midwest 9 ball tourney!!

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Chris Wilmeth (Lawton, OK) wrote “I sure had a lot of respect for Herman. I can’t think of one time that he wasn’t at Jamaica Joe’s when I was there. If he saw me first, he’d make a point to come shake my hand and say hello and vice versa. I can already see a Herman Croy memorial tournament in the making and what better way to honor him than to have an event in his name annually? I feel there should be a chair at the counter reserved for him or name a table at Joe’s after him. He was that special for sure. God speed Mr. Croy! You are one I will never forget.

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2017 APA Masters Championship Results

Champions – Now We Know of Richmond, VA David Hunt, Chris Bruner, Larry Kressel, Shane Buchanan

The 2017 Masters Championship took place Friday, Aug. 18. Now We Know of Richmond, Va. Larry Kressel, Chris Bruner, David Hunt and Shane Buchanan, are the 2017 Masters Champions! They walked away with $10,000 for the win! Runners-Up, Original Three Amigos of San Bernardino, Calif. – Frank Almanza, Elias Valles and Jose Garcia, didn’t leave empty-handed earning $5,000. Now We Know’s Hunt played against Original Three Amigos’ Garcia in the first match. Hunt put his team on top first, winning 7-4. The second match paired Now We Know’s Bruner and Original Three Amigos’ Elias. Elias was able to keep his team in the running, winning 7-4. The two Team Captains were up for the championship deciding match. In the end, it was Kressel taking the win 7-2. Z Annie of Japan earned the Sportsmanship Award. — by Becky Rosner

Runners-Up – Original Three Amigos of San Bernardino, CA Frank Almanza, Jose Garcia, Elias Valles

2017 APA Jack & Jill Doubles Championship Results

Runners-Up – Corner’s Couple of Martinsburg, WV Eric Laisure, Beth Laisure

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Money Shot of Toledo, Ohio – Corey Pounders (SL6) and Pauline Craycraft (SL3) – were crowned Champions in the Jack & Jill Doubles Championships! They defeated Corner’s Couple of Martinsburg, W.V. – Eric Laisure (SL6) and Beth Laisure (SL4), in the finals 4-2. Money Shot took home $3,500 for their win, while Corner’s Couple earned $2,300 for their Runner-Up finish. Happy Dancing of Mt. Zion, Ill. – Veronica Platzbecker and Robert Olson, earned the Sportsmanship Award

Champions – Money Shot of Toledo, OH Pauline Craycraft, Corey Pounders

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2017 APA 8-Ball World Championship Results

Runners-Up: Name This of Charlotte, NC Back l-r: John Heim, Greg Stephens, Alyssa Burns, Jeremy Faassen; Front l-r: Jason Lowry, William Doggette, Matthew Lowe

Brew Crew II of Cape Girardeau, Mo., defeated Name This of Charlotte, N.C., in the finals of the 2017 World 8-Ball Championship. The victory earned Brew Crew II $25,000 in 1st Place prize money, while Name This took home $15,000 as Runners-up. Name This ousted Rackem Sackem 8 of Millville, N.J., in the semifinals while Brew Crew II defeated Make It Happen of Wallington, N.J. Rackem Sackem 8 and Make It Happen each received $7,500 in prize money for making to the final day of competition. Controlled Chaos of Hilliard, Ohio, were presented the Sportsmanship Award in the 8-Ball division. 700 teams competed in this year’s 8-Ball World Championship.

Champions: Brew Crew II of Cape Girardeau, MO Back l-r: Travis Hammontree, Hunter Davis, Ron Hammontree; Front l-r: Jeff Mathis, Todd Scott, Eric W. Vines, Larry Bailey

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Hennessee & Edwards Top the Field!!

47 Players came on August 19, 2017 to battle on the Diamond bar tables at Sweet Mellissa’s Billiards in Hixson Tennessee at the monthly open 9-ball event. Players were on hand from Knoxville, Nashville, Dayton, North Georgia, Alabama and even as far away as Kentucky to play in the newest and nicest pool room in Chattanooga. The total paid out for this event was over $4000.00 in cash. Bounxay Oudomrath (boonie) won the break and run jackpot and made 3 balls for close to a $180.00 payout. Not bad for making 3 balls!! In the end, it was John Hennessee and Russ Edwards (pictured below), two longtime friends and competitors, squaring off in the finals. Hennessee won the winners bracket and Edwards came thru the losers’ side. Edwards won the first match in the double elimination finals and the players decided to split and call it a night. The tournament paid down 8 places. A special thanks to Lisa Smith and Sweet Mellissa’s and the entire staff for great service and amazing food and atmosphere, to Sissy Killen for keeping the bracket rolling smoothly as always, and to Bobby Higdon and Curtis Beddington for handling the auction and much more. Our next event is September 16, 2017 and the flyer will be out very soon. Scotch doubles is this weekend and handicap events are the first and second Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. Come and experience the new pool room and we will see everyone next time!

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l-r Charlie Bryant, Max Walker (First Council Casino), Roberto Gomez, Alex Olinger

9-Ball Challenge 7 Clans Casino hosted the 9-Ball Challenge on August 10-13, 2017 in Melton and Manny Perez vs Roberto Gomez. Charlie and Alex will be Newkirk, OK. $10,000 was guaranteed for first place, with $30,000 playing for the hot seat. Roberto Gomez eliminated Shane Van Boening. guaranteed in the prize pool. There was also a Charlie Bryant defeated Alex Olinger to take $1000 added 2nd chance tournament. the hot seat 1st $10,000 Roberto Gomez Manny Perez defeated Danny Olson, Charlie Bryant defeated Roberto Gomez, Alex Olinger defeated Jeff Melton, and Shane Van Boening defeated Jeremy Jones. Jeremy and Danny were eliminated. Shane Van Boening vs Jeff

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Congratulations to Roberto Gomez for winning the 7-Clans 9-Ball Challenge, to Charlie Bryant as our runner-up and to Alex Olinger for a great 3rd place finish. Everyone showed excellent sportsmanship and played world class pool for the last 4 days.

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By Mary Kenniston Sixty-five players from all over the country and Canada made the trek to Brass Tap & Billiards in Raleigh, NC for one of the last remaining Mosconi Cup points events – the 2nd Annual Don Coates Memorial 10-Ball – with $10,000 guaranteed added money. BCA Hall of Famers Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland and defending champion Rodney Morris led the pack followed by well-known names like Jeremy Jones, Tommy Kennedy, Mark Tadd, Mike Gulyassy, Corey Deuel, Tony Watson, Mike Davis Jr and Dennis Hatch. Young players like Mike Delawder, John Morra, Devin Poteet, Hunter Lombardo, Sky Woodward, John Hennessee, Brandon Shuff, Donny Mills, Keith Bennett and Billy Thorpe also jumped in along with recent Maryland State Bar Table 10-Ball runner-up James Aranas. The game was 10-Ball played on 9 footers – race to 9, alternate break with an extended race to 13 finals. A player’s auction kicked off the event on Wednesday, followed by the draw and a $500 added mini-tournament. Format for the mini was single elimination 9-ball – race to 5. A full field of 32 players put up their $40 entry fees and when the smoke cleared, it came down to John Morra and Omar Alshaheen. Shaking off the

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tournament rust, John cruised to a 5-0 victory and top dog bragging rights. Play in the main event started at noon Thursday. By Sunday, the field had been whittled down to two undefeated players with four on the west side of the chart. Hot seat action saw Sky Woodward duking it out with Donny Mills. Final score – Sky 9-5. Brandon Shuff was defeated by hotshot James Aranas 9-3 leaving Brandon with a fourth-place finish. This set up the battle for the remaining berth in the finals. James, looking for another final versus Donny, looking for a rematch. It was James all the way as he defeated Donny, also 9-3, leaving Donny in third place. Good tournament, guys!!! The finals – an extended race to 13 – was close at the start but by the middle of the match, Sky started to pull away. The final score was 13-6 leaving James knocking at the door with another second-place finish. It won’t be long until he grabs a title. Great tournament, James. Congratulations to Sky Woodward for another notch on his championship titles belt!!! Fantastic tournament, Sky!!! We’d like to thank Brass Tap’s owner, Richard Kuntz, and his staff for another top-notch event. Tournament Director Herman Parker did a fabulous job keeping the event running smoothly. And, many

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thanks to Krown Cues, Andy Cloth and Beasley Custom cues for their sponsorship. PoolActionTV.com was proud to bring our viewers another fine event sponsored by Steve Lomax of Lomax Custom Cues, John Barton of JB Cases, James Hanshew of Hanshew Custom Cues, Mike Durbin of Durbin Custom Cues, Simonis, Aramith, GoPlayPool.com, Kamui and Club Billiards of Wichita, KS. We’d also like to give a shout-out to Jeremy Jones, Brandon Shuff, Corey Deuel and Tommy Kennedy for jumping in the booth to provide expert commentary. Thanks, guys!!!

Results and Payouts 1st $5000/$4000/$1250 Skyler Woodward 2nd $3500/$3800/$750 James Aranas 3rd $2500/$2000/$500 Donny Mills 4th $1500/$1500 Brandon Shuff 5/6 $1000/$550 John Morra, Billy Thorpe

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Ruijsink conducts opening boot camp for Team USA hopefuls WITH THE 2017 MOSCONI CUP now less than four months away, American Team captain Johan Ruijsink has been holding his first training camp for possible team members at Griff’s Billiards in Las Vegas. Taking place from 12th to 16th August, it is the Dutchman’s first opportunity to take a close look at some of the players who may make up the final five to contest the 24th annual Mosconi Cup at the Mandalay Bay from 4th to 7th December. The players working out this week are Shane Van Boening, Oscar Dominquez, Billy Thorpe, Skylar Woodward, Dennis Hatch with Johnny Archer, fulfilling the role of Ruijsink’s vice-captain. With the selection procedure this year entirely down to the captain, providing at least four of the five players selected are in the top ten of the rankings which conclude in early September. “This December is going to be a massive job for the American team and I want to give ourselves every possible chance to win the Mosconi Cup. I’m looking at every player closely as the make-up of the team and their ability to gel will be of critical importance. “The line-up for 2017 is not determined yet, but I need to start the preparation, because an enormous task awaits team USA,” he concluded. RANKING AFTER 11 EVENTS 1 Shane van Boening 280 2 Dennis Hatch 145 3 Oscar Dominguez 116 4 Skyler Woodward 109 5 Rodney Morris 102 6 Billy Thorpe 95 7 Hunter Lombardo 87 8 Corey Deuel 74 9 Donny Mills 48 10 Josh Roberts 45 For full rankings to www.matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup

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DATE CITY Aug 31-Sep4 Round Rock, TX

LOCATION Skinny Bob’s

PHONE 512-733-1111

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Scotch Doubles

ENTRY ADDED $125+$25 g.f. $1,000

TIME 11AM

Sep 1

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

9-Ball-Single Elimination

$25

Call

8PM

Sep 1

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Ring Game

$100+$5 g.f.

Call

3PM

Sep 1

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Open 9-Ball Division-MC Qual.

$125+$25 g.f. $8,000

8:30PM

Sep 2

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Ladies 9-Ball Division Limit 32

$75+$15 g.f.

$2,000

6PM

Sep 2

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball

$35

$500

7PM

Sep 2-4

Spokane, WA

Black Diamond

509-891-8357

Spokane 9-Ball Open Limit 128

$100 incl fees $4,000 w/ff

Sep 9

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

8-Ball Limit 64 Labor Day Shootout $40 incl g.f.

$1,000w/64

11AM

Sep 9

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Banks

$40 no g.f.

Call

Call

Sep 8

Oklahoma City, OK

Bill’s Billiards

405-455-2349

10-Ball Ring Game

$200

Call

7PM

Sep 9-10

Oklahoma City, OK

Bill’s Billiards

405-455-2349

Oklahoma Open 10-Ball

$55

$2,000 w/64

11AM

Sep 16

Mankato, MN

Kato Cue Cluib

507-388-POOL

KCC Open Sc Dbls 8-Ball + Golf $85/person

$1,700 prize $$$ Call

Sep 16

Alsip, IL

Red Shoes

708-388-3700

Straight Pool “Ironman”

$50 incl g.f.

$500 w/ff

Sep 22

Coon Rapid, MN

CR Billiards

763-780-1585

9-Ball-Limit 32

$50/$40 incl.gf $500

7PM

Sep 23

Coon Rapid, MN

CR Billiards

763-780-1585

8-Ball Singles

Varies

$2,500

10AM

Sep 22-24

Oklahoma City, OK

Jamaica Joe’s

405-736-0590

WPA Masters Artistic Pool

$350

$2,500

Call

9AM

Noon

Sep 22-24

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 7’ tables

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Call

Sep 22-24

Cape Girardeau, MO

Blue Diamond

573-837-1148

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 7’ tables

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Mobile, AL

Bumpers Billiards

251-342-0425

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 7’ tables

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Indianapolis, IN

John Wayne’s Pub

317-882-8124

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 7’ tables

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Lenexa, KS

Side Pockets

913-888-7665

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 7’ tables

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Louisville, KY

Bankshot Billiards

502-587-8260

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Memphis, TN

High Pockets

901-761-1583

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Houston, TX

Bogies Billiards

281-821-4544

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Richardson, TX

Billiard Den

972-792-7665

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 8’ tables

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 23

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

Pick your Poison-Limit 64

$40 incl g.f.

11AM

Oct 7

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball

$35

$500

7PM

Oct 7

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

Fall Brawl 9 Ball Championship

$40 incl g.f.

$1,000w/64

10AM

Oct 5-8

St Michaels, ND

Spirit Lake Casino

701-230-7288

Open 8-Ball

Enties Below

$10,000 total add Times Below

Oct 5-8

St Michaels, ND

Spirit Lake Casino

701-230-7288

Open 9-Ball

$60+$15 g.f.

7PM

Oct 6

St Michaels, ND

Spirit Lake Casino

701-230-7288

Men’s 8-Ball

$75+$15 g.f.

6PM

Oct 6

St Michaels, ND

Spirit Lake Casino

701-230-7288

Women’s 8-Ball

$50+$15 g.f.

6PM

Oct 7-8

St Michaels, ND

Spirit Lake Casino

701-230-7288

B Division 8-Ball

$20+$10 g.f.

Call

Oct 14-15

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

8-Ball No Master limit 128

$20 no g.f.

$1,000

Call

Oct 21

Alsip, IL

Red Shoes

708-388-3700

Bank Pool “Ironman”

$50 incl g.f.

$500 w/ff

Noon

Oct 21

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Ironman One Pocket

$50 no g.f.

100% payback Call

Oct 21

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

Double Trouble 8 Ball Scotch Dbl $60 incl g.f.

$1,000w/32 T

10AM

Nov 3-5

Long Beach, WA

Long Beach Tavern

360-261-2008

4 Man Team-Limit 32

$125 incl g.f.

$1,500

Call

Nov 3-5

Long Beach, WA

Long Beach Tavern

360-261-2008

Singles 8-Ball

Call

Call

Call

Nov 4

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball

$35

$500

7PM

Nov 3-5

Oklahoma City, OK

Jamaica Joe’s

405-736-0590

11th Annual OK 9-Ball Champ.

$65-Limit 128 $5,000

9PM

Nov 11-12

Lafayette, LA

White Diamond

337-989-9889

Super 9-Ball-Limit 128

$40

Call

Nov 11-12

Cape Girardo, MO

Blue Diamond

573-837-1148

8-Ball

$20+2 re-buys $500

Call

Nov 16

Olathe, KS

Shooters

913-780-5740

One Pocket

$60

$1,000

8PM

Nov 17

Olathe, KS

Shooters

913-780-5740

Open 9-Ball

$60M/$50W

$4,000

8PM

Nov 18

Alsip, IL

Red Shoes

708-388-3700

10-Ball “Ironman”

$50 incl g.f.

$500 w/ff

Noon

Dec 16

Alsip, IL

Red Shoes

708-388-3700

One Pocket “Ironman”

$50 incl g.f.

$500 w/ff

Noon

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