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2009 ACS Nationals

Cream Rises to the Top at the ACS Nationals in Las Vegas! The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) celebrated its fifth annual National Championships at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas with its most positive event to date. The vast smorgasbord of divisions and events in which competitors of all skill levels could compete was mind-boggling…with the Valley Cougar tables provided by High Country Promotions packed with play on most days of the May 31-June 6 spectacle! New names sprinkled the lesser-skilled “Standard” lists of winners, while many of the traditional champions in the higher-skilled levels added to their legends. Top national amateurs such as Tina Larsen (Palatine, IL) and Jessica Frideres (Ft. Dodge, IA) continued to showcase their skill sets with multi-win performances, with Tina anchoring the Chicago-based teams of Red Shoes (1st place – Women’s 9-Ball Teams) and Just Put Together (1st place – Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams) and teaming with Ike Runnels (1st place – Master Scotch Doubles 8-Ball); while Jessica took down 1st Men’s 9-Ball 2nd Men’s Master 8-Ball singles honors Beau Runningen (MN) in capturing the National Speed Pool Challenge, Women’s 9-Ball and Women’s Master 8-Ball singles titles! Madison Adkins (Winchester, KY) recovered from an earlierround loss in the Super Seniors 8-Ball [aged 65+] to “rookie” Roy Skenandore (Oneida, WI) to defend his 2008 title with a double-dip of Skenandore in the finals! Debbie Snook (Boone, CO) – a former BCA Nationals Open champion – added to her laurels by capturing the ACS Women’s Seniors 8-Ball. Former Women’s 9-Ball Singles Women’s 8-Ball Singles ACS Nationals open singles and team winner 1st Jessica Frideres (IA) Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) contented himself with a title in the 5th Annual ACS National

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and Dick’s Picks (NV) again dominated Men’s Master 9-Ball Teams top two places, withDick’s Picks also adding the Men’s Open 8-Ball Team Championship to its ever-growing resume. In the NWPA-sanctioned Las Vegas 9-Ball Open Wheelchair event, Aaron Aragon (Lake Elsinore, CA) improved upon his 2008 runner-up showing to claim the 2009 title, while Team Canada took its third title in four years of the CanAm Snooker Challenge – easily eclipsing Team USA by a 16-4 margin. But new champions abounded as Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams 1st: Just Put Together (IL)

well. Minnesota’s renowned Beau Runningen (Falcon Heights, MN) took the Men’s 9-Ball Singles crown, and placed runner-up to Gene Albrecht (Eau Claire, WI) in the Men’s Masters 8-Ball Singles division. 16-year old Skyler Woodward (Ledbetter, KY) had no problems tackling the adults to claim the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles crown. Kimberly Benson (Sparks, NV) made an admirable showing to take off her first national championship as well – the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles. Other first-time national titlists included Jarret White (Barrie, ON) [Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles], Amy Encinias (Las Men’s Masters 8-Ball Singles Vegas, NV) [Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles], 1st Gene Albreht (WI) Arland White (Wallaceburg, ON) [Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles – aged 55+], Teresa Bordelon-Perser & Derrick Cantu (LA) [Open Scotch Doubles 8-Ball], ZANG!! (Alberta, CANADA) [Men’s Standard 8-Ball Teams], D r e a m Catchers (TX) [Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams], Malarkey’s (WA) [Men’s Open 9-Ball Teams], Jerrod Frideres (Ft. Dodge, IA) [5thAnnual ACS National Artistic Pool Championship Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams 1st: Dream Catchers (TX) – Shootout #2], and Jason (ACS continued on page 6)


Bridges - Basic Tools Marr Takes Bogie’s for the Pool Player

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When a youngster and helping my father in the garage, he’d ask me to fetch various tools for the job at hand. “Get me a channel-lock pliers”, “I need a seven-eighths deep well socket”, “Darn it! Get me a rag right now! No, not your t-shirt!” I learned quickly that having the right tool makes the job much easier. Dad scolded me once for trying to tap in a nail with the back side of a crescent wrench. In pool games, forming the best bridge or guide for your cue stick is just as important. A variety of bridge styles will offer a player the best tool for a particular pool shot. Develop proficiency of the following bridges: 1. Loop or Closed Bridge 2. Open Bridge 3. Pro Rail Bridge 4. Open Hand Rail Bridge 5. Elevated Open Bridge 6. Mechanical Bridge 7. Misc. Specialty Bridges (nip draw, extreme stretch shot, free hand masse, opposite handed bridge, over the pocket, jump shot, half table/ half rail, etc.) The open bridge should be the first bridge a player learns. This bridge is formed by pressing the thumb against the index finger knuckle with the thumb arched upwards or elegantly folded down resting on the longest bone in the index finger. A sharp “V” should be formed between the knuckles of the index finger and thumb. As with most bridges, the thick part of the hand near the wrist should be on the table for a solid foundation. Any fingertips that can be pressed to the table should be used to further fortify the bridge. This bridge is a favorite tool amongst highly skilled players—it puts no parts of the bridge hand in the way of aiming down the length of the shaft and it encourages smooth cue action. The loop or closed bridge should be integrated into a player’s arsenal for power shots or heavy spin shots. The loop bridge is created by forming an enclosure around the cue shaft with the index finger and thumb. Care must be taken so that the loop guides the cue snuggly but doesn’t hamper the cue’s movement. The security of the index finger wrapping around the cue aids in preventing the shaft from slipping off the cue ball or being jarred out of the players open bridge on impact. In near full power shots, the shaft may even come off an open bridge and strike a player in the chin. Fear or flinching isn’t conducive to producing a good pool stroke. The pro rail bridge is very useful when the cue ball is 4 to 12 inches from the cushion. The cue is laid directly on the rail and the index finger of the bridge hand arches over the shaft. The shaft is pressed laterally into the top side of the thumb and the tip of the middle finger which form a straight guide for the shaft. This bridge is advantageous because it keeps the cue stick as level as possible and minimizes the amount of the hand occluding the view while aiming down the shaft. Players discover that this bridge works well for break shots from the side rail and many other shots where the cue ball is too close to the rail to place a bridge hand fully on the table bed. If the cue ball is frozen to the rail or too close to use the previous bridge, a variation of the open bridge must be used. The “V” of the open bridge is re-created while keeping the hand as flat as possible to form the open hand rail bridge. A portion of the hand may have to be backed away from the table in some cases. On a table with narrow rails or if a long stroke is (continued on page 11)

There was a lot of sweating going on June 13-14th weekend in Houston, TX at Bogie’s Billiards. The sweating action came both from the 44 players and from the spectators, fans, and other pool maniacs who weathered the heat inside due to an improperly working air Lisa Marr conditioning system. These unusual conditions, though, did not stop anyone. Jerry & Georgia Williams, owners of Bogie’s Billiards, were there both days and were gracious as ever. Also our main tour sponsor, OB Cues, Royce Bunnell, always cool as a cucumber, was there to share in the festivities all weekend and the ladies are forever grateful for everyone’s support and friendship. There were a lot of top ranking tour favorites in the house including Tara Williams, Amanda Lampert, Lisa Marr, Lisa Henderson-Major (having a hot year of her own), Kyu Yi, board member Melinda Bailey & Orietta Strickland, to name a few. Now for the Main Event, by days end on Saturday, there were 12 players left and Lisa Marr vs. Deanna Henson and Kyu Yi vs. Michelle Cortez were still undefeated. On the other side of the bracket, it was Amanda Lampert vs. Lisa Henderson-Major; Julie Comitini vs. Cristina DeLaGarza; Kim Pierce vs. Ashley Nandrasy and Elissa Jordan vs. Melinda Bailey. Another big story this weekend was the play of Lisa Henderson-Major. A regular tour player and traveling road buddy of Lisa Marr along with Becky Jones. Lisa #2, which Becky calls her, is having an outstanding year and finished this tournament with another 3rd place In the semi-finals, it was Kyu defeating Lisa #2 7-3 with Kyu in the finals to avenge her earlier loss to Lisa #1. Lisa did not lose one match all weekend and completed her tour win with a score of 7-3. Kyu also earned the qualifier spot at the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic in Lincoln City, Oregon as well as her nice 2nd place finish. Great Job, Kyu! Lisa, you are the best. Congratulations on your 1st tour win!!! 1st $750 Lisa Marr 2nd $550 Kyu Yi+ WPBA Qualifier 3rd $400 Lisa Henderson-Major 4th $260 Michelle Cortez 5/6 $160 Deanna Henson, Kim Pierce 7/8 $100 Melinda Bailey, Julie Comitini 9-12 $75 Cristina DeLaGarza, Amanda Lampert,Ashley Nandrasy, Elissa Jordan 13-16 $40 Sherri Palma, Michelle Abernathy, Shayla Neris, Sherri Smith 17-24 $20 Orietta Strickland, Terry Petrosino, Susan Petty, Diana Cardona, Lucille Donahue, Tara Williams, Robyn Petrosino, Michelle Prince


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2009 ACS Nationals (continued from page 4)

Kane (New York, NY) in the National Speed Pool Challenge – whose performance makes Jason eligible for consideration of invitation to the 2009 ESPN International Speed Pool Challenge! The ACS added $20,000 to the purse to host the UPAsanctioned 2009 Diamond World Summit of Pool Professional 9-Ball Championships. Mike Dechaine (Waterville, ME) placed 3rd in the Men’s 9-Ball Singles at the 2008 ACS Women’s Open 9-Ball Teams 1st: Red Shoes (IL)

Nationals, and he returned to Vegas in the World Summit as a force with which to be reckoned in the pro ranks in 2009 on the 9-foot tables. Dechaine glided undefeated through the field, turning back the likes of Larry Gunninger, Stevie Moore, Walter Glass, Roberto Gomez and Rodney Morris in the winner’s bracket finals. Sitting in the hot seat, Dechaine observed as Germany’s former World 9-Ball and 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann emerged as his challenger in the finals. Having to defeat Dechaine in two sets for the title, Hohmann displayed his usual precision mastery to take set #1 by a 13-7 margin. An obviously dejected Dechaine took the break between

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sets to gather himself and came out more competitive in the penultimate set to close out Hohmann 13-11 for Mike’s first professional crown! The ACS would like to thank its many members, fans, vendors, sponsors (Valley Recreation Products, McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Instroke Cases, Ivan Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Delta-13 Rack, Quick-Clean, and Diamond Tables) ACS board of directors, tournament directors Gary & Shannon Benson and their staff, the Riviera Casino and especially volunteers Janet Ybarra, Betty Harris, Connie Lackey, Julie Ann Mitchell, Ray Lambotte, Dan Taylor, Joseph Mejia, Jyri Kari, Hugh Brown, Odie 3rd Wmns Std 8-Ball Dianne Thompson (TX) Willet, Gibbi Tkatch, Shannon Lynde, W.C. Dixon, Yvonne Williams, Ginger 3rd Wmns Senior 8-Ball Clark, Sandra Walsh, Esmeralda Felan (TX) Mike Brunswick, Cathy Koepke, Tara Kimble, Chris Wilder, Tom & Marty Rossman, Darrin Brown & Frank Alvarez of the UPA, Paul Smith and the excellent crew of ACS Referees headed by Cecil Messer, David Merrill, Jeff Phythian and Ron Zech. The ACS looks forwarded to continuing 2nd Super Senior 8-Ball Roy Skenandore (WI) to build its ranks in 2009/2010 through its twelve state associations and championships and its independent leagues, and to welcoming players to its $10,000 added 2010 Midwest 8-Ball Championships, January 21-24 in Iowa City, IA, and to the 2010 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas, NV! Complete Results available at www.americancuesports.com

2nd Open Scotch Doubles Mark Hunt/ Clare Marsh (NE)

Carter/Perez “CHOP” Red Shoes Billiards in Alsip (Chicago) Illinois kicked off their Summer Tournament Schedule with a compact but awfully tough field of 16. The double elimination field included such notable Midwest players as Jeff Carter, Willie Munson, John Zaksas , Ike Runnels, Mike Eck , Sergio Perez , Riley “Jett” Johnson and Glenn “Piggybanks” Rogers. Play Started at noon on Saturday and continued until well after midnight. By that time only one player remained on the winners side (Jeff Carter), with Sergio Perez and Ike Runnels remaining on the loser’s side. Play was suspended until Sunday afternoon for the finals. The Sunday afternoon semi-finals started at 1 PM with Ike Runnels and Sergio Perez playing to see which one would face Carter in the finals. When all the “chalk dust” settled it was Perez over Runnels which set the stage for a single race to 4 for the tournament title (and more importantly the “CASH”). The two finalists (Carter & Perez) have had many previous “sessions” with each other at Red Shoes in the last few years. So armed with this knowledge of each others “fire power”, they decided to “CHOP” 1st and 2nd place. I can’t say that I blame them although it would have been a great match. The classic “mover” (Perez) against the “shooter” (Carter) which makes the game so dam interesting. Who knows maybe we will see them play each other in the August 22nd One Pocket Tournament at Red Shoes. After all its all the “luck of the draw”. 1st/2nd Jeff Carter, Sergio Perez $450 3rd Ike Runnels $200 4th Riley “Jett” Johnson $100


Feature Location: All American Billiards

All American Billiards at 2264 E Shawnee (Curt’s Center) in Muskogee, Oklahoma was established in August 2004. It is owned by John and Deniese Leach. Located in northeast Oklahoma this 12,000 squarefoot facility is within driving distance of several other cities and towns. Patrons come from Tulsa, McAlester, Eufaula, Coweta, Wagoner, Pryor, Chouteau, Checotah, and even Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Driving times: 4045 minutes outside of Tulsa, Pryor, Eufaula, and Chouteau; 25-30 minutes from Wagoner, Coweta, and Checotah; 1-2 hours from McAlester, OK and Fort Smith, Arkansas) All American Billiards is home to 27 pool and billiard tables, a delicious food bar, and various arcade games. There is also a 10’ X 5’ antique snooker table where regulars gather to play golf and shoot straight pool. The entire facility is a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment. Being life-long supporters of the sport of pool, All American Billiards’ owners were disappointed to discover that many people had forgotten that pool is a gentleman’s game and a way to relax and unwind. While it is a competitive sport, it is not one that is loud, and it has a higher standard of etiquette than the average sport. All American Billiards opened with the purpose of acknowledging and supporting said philosophy. The familyowned business promotes the sport of pool at its best - pool the way pool was meant to be: relaxing and enjoyable. Everything done here caters to the pool player. All billiards tables are Brunswick Gold Crowns and all coin-operated tables are Valley Supremes. The equipment is above-average equipment with tournament grade cloth on playing surfaces that is continually maintained for the ultimate playing experience. An abundance of space is provided so that players may play comfortably without hindering their neighboring players. All American Billiards offers weekly leagues for men, women, couples, and youth. Tournaments on coin-operated and regulation billiard tables are also offered. Regular customers are offered pool cards allowing them to earn free pool time. The facility promotes fun-filled afternoons, evenings, and nights. You will not find a nightclub scene at this familyfriendly facility. While we do have an Internet juke box, the volume is set at a tolerable level for all players, and the music choices are a mix of classic rock, R&B, and country from the 60s, 70s, and 80s along with current popular easy listening choices. All American Billiards is a great place to bring your friends, date, family, or co-workers. The venue has a reputation for being a place one can bring anyone without feeling uncomfortable; however, rowdy bunches and drink-seeking party-goers are encouraged to visit the ever-abundant night clubs. This is an establishment for anyone who likes pool and wishes to participate in a clean, safe, and enjoyable experience. All American Billiards is affiliated with Cue Sports International (CSI) and is participating in CSI’s National Championship Series (NCS) tour of state qualifiers. Upcoming events include: 14:1 Continuous Qualifier Saturday, July 11, 2009 9 Ball Continuous Qualifier Saturday, August 8, 2009 10 Ball Continuous Qualifier Sunday, August 9, 2009 Top places earned in these tournaments will have their spots paid to the

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National Tournament and money will be added to each qualifier. For more information please call tournament coordinator Deniese Leach at 918/682.4035. All American Billiards is honored to be part of the NCS tour. Don’t spend another night or Saturday afternoon in front of the TV. Come to All American Billiards for a great pool experience, enjoying pool the way pool was meant to be. Don’t forget to order food - patrons agree that All American Billiards has the best Burger Basket in nine counties. With a full menu, many people stop in for lunch and dinner on the weekends and dinner throughout the week. You are invited to do the same. Other services we offer are: · Cues, cases, and accessories in stock or by special order · Pool lessons (private or group sessions) · Special events with or without catering · Competitive pool rates · Up-to-date statewide pool news · Clean restrooms · Cue locker rentals (monthly, bi-annually, annually) · Fundraising and charity tournament for business, civic, and community groups · Most of all an enjoyable experience time after time Get back to the basics of pool at All American Billiards.


If it’s May in Las Vegas then it must be time for the 29th Annual VNEA International Championships. For the second year, OTBnTV Live was on hand at the Riviera Hotel and Casino to film “All the Action All the Time” during the VNEA Championships. The OTBnTV booth was set up in the “Finals Arena” with 8 pool tables and bleacher seating on 3 sides. This

was an ideal set up so that all the audience could have a great view of the playing area. Don “Cheese” Akerlow was joined in the booth by guest commentators Samm Diep and Mike Fieldhammer who added their knowledge and expertise to the coverage. OTBnTV streamed LIVE for 4 days during the event: the singles finals and the team finals. From our vantage point

we were able to focus in on all but two of the tables. The audience for the LIVE streaming was awesome. We had viewers from all over the world tune it and it was interesting to find out where people were watching from and what time of day it was in their part of the world. From May 21-30, 2009 there were 5,305 unique viewers that watched 4 days of the live

streaming and 7,117 viewers that have watched the VNEA after we stopped streaming until June 10th. And you can still log on and watch any of the videos that we recorded. We took 835 photos of pool players during VNEA Nationals. There were 34,882 views of photos from the event. This number is through May 30th and does not include any numbers since then.

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The 29th Annual VNEA International Championships By Samm Diep On May 22nd to 30th, the Riviera Hotel and Casino hosted the 29th annual VNEA international championships, the “Greatest Amateur Pool League Association Available to the World!” This year saw rule enhancements, a new greens fee implemented, and tons of fun for all the players. No more dollars or tokens to carry around. Players were assessed a greens fee with their entry fees this year. This, along with the new rack-you-own format made for the smoothest run event of VNEA history. “This greens fee thing is the best thing we’ve ever done,” said Brian Elliott, Director of Marketing and Promotions. What can we look forward to for the 30th annual championships next year? “The 30th anniversary next year? We’ve got a lot of surprises

for that. We’re going to come out with both guns blaring next year,” said Elliott. 9-Ball Events Kick Off the Championships The 9-ball events kicked off on day one with nine divisions and over 500 players. A new “Classic” division was created this year for players ages 50-59. Players 60 and over remain in the seniors divisions. Regular 9-ball Singles In the regular divisions, Roger Chau and Angie Voorhees both went undefeated to claim the titles of Regular 9-ball champions. “I knew it would be a tough challenge and it was a good win for me mentally. It was one of those few times I kept my composure and positive thoughts,” said an elated Voorhees about her performance. VNEA (continued on page 10)


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29th Annual VNEA Int’l Championships

Intermediate 9-ball Singles The intermediate division was implemented five years ago. This year, Alberta’s Len Heckbert and Indiana’s Danielle Sergent will both be joining the ranks of the masters for their victories. The top 8 finishers from the men’s and top 4 players from the women’s will return as masters next year. Masters 9-ball Singles The master 9-ball divisions saw a familiar face in the men’s division, Jason Kirkwood, no stranger to the winners’ circle. Kirkwood defeated Ben Zimmer of Ohio in a thrilling twoset finals for the title. The ladies’ welcomed 1st Women’s Intermediate Team: Phoenix I (SD) new masters 9-ball champion, Pearl Ortiz from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Classic & Seniors 9-ball Singles The classic and seniors divisions also introduced some new faces. New men’s classic 9-ball champ, Bob Talford from Michigan was a VNEA virgin before this year. Canadian player, Fluff Lindsay defeated Midwest player Dawn Spencer in the finals to be crowned the new women’s classic 9-ball champion. And, in the open seniors was another Midwest player, Paul Datte from Wisconsin. 8-Ball Singles and Scotch Doubles Crown New Champs 1st Women’s Regular Team: Minnesota Wild (MN) Scotch doubles chemistry either works or it doesn’t. Sometimes, a high finish in the scotch tournament can foreshadow a player’s event performance. Oftentimes, a scotch doubles Charlie will not be the only piece of hardware the partner receives. Regular Scotch Doubles This year, Michigan players Michelle West and Mike Zygmunt took down the regular scotch division. This would be the first of West’s two trophies for the trip. Intermediate Scotch Doubles It was no surprise when Sandra Badger and David Carson from Alberta, Canada won the intermediate scotch division. Badger brought 1st Men’s/Mixed Master Team: Metro Masters (MN) home three gold’s and a fourth place cougar, one from each event she competed in. found himself behind 3-0 Masters Scotch Doubles against Canadian snooker Jessica Frideres from Iowa and Dustin Gunia from Nebraska pulled through champ Mike Aboudaher a trying finals match against a strong Indiana team. Frideres and Gunia before running a rack. have a winning history in scotch tournaments together. This team also Ahead 3-1, Aboudaher brought home an armful of prizes. attempted a slow-roller A couple rule changes implemented this year included: you must rack for in the side pocket that yourself when you are breaking and a scratch on the 8 ball (so long as it rolled off on him. From is not pocketed) is no longer a loss of game, it’s simply ball in hand. there, Kirkwood came back firing. “I just tried to

Men’s Regular 8-ball Singles / 602 entries Women’s Regular 8-ball Singles / 168 entries Billy Pinion of Michigan and Laura Hargen of Iowa both went undefeated to become the new 8-ball singles champions. In the finals, Pinion defeated Markus Mutschler from Germany 5-3 after winning a safety battle in the last rack to close out the set. Pinion conserves his energy throughout the week by renting a scooter. Hargen soared through the 168-player women’s field, taking the finals 4-1. She’s returning to nationals after a ten year break to raise her kids. Hargen also took fourth in the scotch doubles event with her husband Scott. Men’s Intermediate 8-ball Singles / 66 entries Women’s Intermediate 8-ball Singles / 36 entries The intermediate divisions both saw doubleset finals, crowning Chad DeBruyckere of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Sandy Badger from Alberta, Canada as the new champs. Both players displayed determination and vengeance in their finals matches. DeBruyckere had a long road to the finals. He lost the first match of the tournament to his teammate and won nine back-to-back matches for the gold, only giving up two games in the two-set race-to-six finals. The modest DeBruyckere attributes his outstanding play to coming to Vegas and watching better players. In the finals, Badger ran nearly every rack that was open, and some that were not. “Finally!” said Badger about her win. Her secret to success, “I just tell myself to keep calm and not be nervous.” Men’s Masters 8-ball Singles / 47 entries Women’s Masters 8-ball Singles / 29 entries Canadian players represented in the Masters finals. It was déjà vu for Jason Kirkwood and a new young star, Kayla Jones from Ontario, Canada for the women. In the finals, Kirkwood

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stay focused and somehow I found a way to pull through every time,” he said. Kirkwood concluded the set with a break and run claim the title. In the end both players one missed one shot a piece. On the neighboring table, Jessica Frideres had a chance for a rematch against Jones. Frideres was ahead (continued on page 12)


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Brekke Burbul Dominate U.S. Open 10-Ball

By Samm Diep, PoolTipJar.com On Saturday, June 27th, Two Stooges Billiards in Fridley, Minnesota hosted a $300-added summer two-person Golf & Pool Open. This event hopes to be the first of many annual Golf & Pool Tournaments to come. This unique event kicked off at the Majestic Oaks Golf Course in Ham Lake with a 1:30pm shotgun start. As the clouds loomed, the 14 teams paired off and hopped in their carts to their respective holes for the two-man scramble. The format of a two player scramble allowed both players to hit their tee ball and then play their second shot from the better of the two tee shots. This option of playing from the best ball position continues until the hole is completed. “Once you’re finished golfing, we’ll meet over at Two Stooges for the pool tournament,” announced tournament Brian Brekke/Josh Burbul

director Randy Byrne. After 18 holes, the team of Chad Johnson and Brad Ronayne captured the golf title with a score of 4 under par. Neither wind nor showers slowed them down. As a bit of a wildcard, Johnson had only contacted Ronayne that morning to play together. Fortunately for both of them, it worked out. After the golfers reconvened at Two Stooges, some prizes were raffled off and Chad Johnson/Brad Ronayne the pool tournament was underway. The team of Brian Brekke and Josh Burbul had no problems transitioning from one green field to the other. The master players barreled through the field to claim the title for the pool tournament which also secured them the lead for the overall Golf/Pool Champs. The total prize fund was distributed 30% to each of the top finishers in pool and golf and 40% to the overall winning teams. “It was a great event. The competition was tough and fun. It was very windy and the course was playing long. The format is fantastic because we found ourselves playing pool matches against teams that had placed higher in the golf, so it gave us a chance for the overall title,” said Burbul of the winning team. Side pots and skins were also paid out for the golf event. Due to the overwhelming interest, a second event may be held this year in September. Visit BilliardCoach. com for the complete photo gallery and updates on the next tournament. GOLF Pts (low wins) Prize Money 1st Chad Johnson/Brad Ronayne (-4) 1 $240 2nd Matt Linduqist/Hoban Miller (-1) 2 $168 3rd Randy Byrne/Jeff Klein (+1) 3 $72 POOL 1st Brian Brekke/Josh Burbul 1 $240 2nd Ty Wilson/Johnny Meyer 2 $168 3rd Tom Lundgren/Doug Flatten 3 $72 OVERALL 1st Brian Brekke/Josh Burbul 7 $256 2nd Chad Johnson/Brad Ronayne 8 $128 Randy Byrne/Jeff Klein and Tom Lundgren/Doug Flatten

CueSports International (CSI) announces the launch of the U.S Open 10-Ball Championship. The event will be held in the pro arena at the Riviera Hotel and Casino during the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships May 14-22, 2010. The new open tournament will be played on 9’ Diamond Pro-Am tables and have a guaranteed minimum $25,000 added. More information and details about the new event will be available in soon via both the CSI and BCAPL websites. Additionally, CSI is connecting the new U.S Open 10-Ball Championship with the National Championship Series (NCS). The top 2 finishers at the NCS 9-Ball National Championship and the NCS 10-Ball National Championship will receive paid entry to the 2010 U.S Open 10-Ball event. The two NCS national tournaments are scheduled September 3-7, 2009 at The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The NCS is open to men, women, amateur and professional players who are either a U.S Citizen or legal permanent resident. To participate in the NCS on the national level a player must play in a sanctioned area qualifier in a host pool room. For the current list of NCS qualifiers visit the NCS calendar under the events tab at the CSI website: www.playcsipool.com. For more information about CueSports International, the NCS or the BCAPL visit the www.playcsipool.com or www.playbca.com

Bridges

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desired, just the front part of the fingers may remain on the table. The elevated open bridge is another twist on the basic open bridge. Simply lift the bridge from the wrist and balance the “V” at the appropriate height with the finger tips on the cloth. This will elevate your cue over interfering balls or clusters. Remember, use only as much elevation as is needed to clear the problem. Holding the cue stick at too steep an angle could risk unwanted curving action of the cue ball. The mechanical bridge and miscellaneous specialty bridges should be learned as time allows. They are the kinds of tools that you’ll thank yourself for having when the time is right, like a plunger when you’ve got company coming over, or a tire jack in the trunk when you’ve had a blow out. These bridges have their place in a well-rounded player’s toolbox. Have them organized and at your fingertips, and when a shot comes up, shoot it with confidence using the right bridge. Mike Fieldhammer - Professional Billiard Instructor www.billiardcoach.com 612.802.0519 Mike is a full time tournament player and professional billiard instructor. He is available for private instruction or group clinics and events. Gift certificates are available.


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29th Annual VNEA Int’l Championships

4-2 before a critical ball-in-hand on a jump shot led to a turnaround. In Keeping with the theme, we saw more double set finals action in the team a very close finals match, the barely-of-age Jones pulled through for the events. The Minnesota and Texas teams dominated the divisions. Top victory. finishing singles help their team make it to M en ’ s C lassic 8- ball the finals. Singles / 69 entries M e n ’s / M i x e d R e g u l a r Women’s Classic 8-ball Teams / 388 teams Singles / 30 entries Women’s Regular Teams / Seniors 8-ball Singles / 80 teams 84 entries Men’s team “Faces of Death” from The new classic division Canada and the women’s team separated players age 50-59 of “Minnesota Wild” celebrated from the seniors division. This victories in the regular team 1st Men’s Master 9-Ball year’s classic and seniors divisions. On the men’s/mixed 1st Men’s Master 8-Ball prizes went to: Harold Rigdon, side, Faces finished with four 1st Women’s Int. 9-Ball Jason Kirkwood (IL) Jr. from Illinois, Shelly Reiter close matches that all came down Danielle Sergent (IN) from Wyoming, and Glen Pickelsimer from Virginia. to the final games. In a two-set 1st Women’s Reg. 9-Ball Angie Voorhees (IL) The singles events concluded with an opening ceremony finals, Faces validated the Michigan’s team name of “Rainbow at the Suds & Chips Mixer Bar Underdogs.” where the top four finishers in each event On the other side of the pit, the Wild ladies from Minnesota went undefeated. were presented with their “Charlie” and They didn’t take any heat from the South Dakota “Knuckle Knockers” in brought on state for an awards presentation. the finals. This year, over 30 states and 11 countries Men’s / Mixed Intermediate Teams / 32 teams were represented. Players are also dazzled Women’s Intermediate Teams / 23 teams each year with a parade of flags, fireworks, In the intermediate team division, “Opportunity complimentary beer and snacks, and live Knocks” for Portland and “Phoenix 1” wins for musical entertainment. South Dakota. Opportunity was still knocking One of two free Valley pool tables was also even after the Portland team had to make a given away at the mixer. Anyone who was last minute roster sub when their fifth player 1st Women’s Regular 8-Ball entered to compete in any event was eligible had a medical emergency en route to Vegas. Laura Hargen (IA) to win. The second table is awarded at the The finals match against Michigan’s “Jagers 1st Men’s Intermediate 8-Ball awards banquet on the final night. Yound Guns” was so impressive, it could’ve Chad DeBruyckere (WI) 8-Ball Teams Wrap Up with Minnesota and Texas in the Lead been the masters finals. Meanwhile, Phoenix


29th Annual VNEA Int’l Championships 1 defeated Wisconsin’s “Top Shots Just 4 Fun” in the finals. Men’s / Mixed Masters Teams / 13 teams Women’s Masters Teams / 8 teams It was a near double-repeat for Minnesota in the masters team finals. The men of “Metro Masters” claim their second consecutive masters team title after a repeat in the BCAPL masters team tournament just two weeks earlier. Colorado’s “Progressive Shooters” gave them a run for their money with a barn-burning, 25 game match in the first set of the finals. The Minnesota ladies of “Logistically Challenged” tried to do the same but came up just short against fellow veterans “H2O Kisita” from Canada. Men’s Regular 9-ball Singles 1st Roger Chau (ON) $3,200 2nd Jani Saukkonen (FIN) $2,700 3rd Bob Winter (CO) $1,700 4th Guadalupe Rosas (MI) $1,100 Women’s Regular 9-ball Singles 1st Angie Voorhees (IL) $900 2nd Marie-France Blanchette (QB) $600 3rd Marissa Hallet (NM) $400 4th Maria Juana (WI) $200 Men’s Intermediate 9-ball Singles 1st Len Heckbert (AL) $1,175 2nd Jason Mousseau (MAN) $950 3rd Paris Comas (Spain) $650 4th Louis Stuart Altes (FL) $450 Women’s Intermediate 9-ball Singles 1st Danielle Sergent (IN) $600 2nd Cathy Hansen (MT) $400 3rd Bev Bieber (SD) $300 4th Sandra Badger (AL) $200 Men’s Masters 9-ball Singles 1st Jason Kirkwood (IL) $1,200 2nd Ben Zimmer (OH) $900 3rd Glenn Atwell (OR) $725 4th Ryan Cobb (NE) $525

Women’s Masters 9-ball Singles 1st Pearl Ortiz (NM) $800 2nd Shelley D. Hudson (OH) $500 3rd Tina Larsen (IN) $350 4th Sammi Jo Hood (NM) $250 Men’s Classic 9-ball Singles 1st Bob Talford (MI) $900 2nd Louie Salazar (CO) $600 3rd David Griffin (OK) $400 4th Brett Neher (OK) $300 Women’s Classic 9-ball Singles 1st Fluff Lindsay (SAS) $550 2nd Dawn Spencer (IA) $390 3rd Shannon Tonjes (MI) $190 4th Shelly Reiter (WY) $70 Open Seniors 9-ball Singles 1st Paul Datte (WI) $1,000 2nd Danny Jensen (KS) $800 3rd Mike Roque (IN) $700 4th Tony Shelley (SC) $500 Regular Scotch Doubles 1st M. West & M. Zygmunt (MI) $1,000 2nd H. Kuss & C. Kennedy (MN) $700 3rd J. Shafer & M. Tedder (KS) $475 4th L. Hargen & S. Hargen (IA) $475

Intermediate Scotch Doubles 1st S. Badger & D. Carson (AL) $600 2nd M. Jensen & C. Debruyckere (WI) $400 3rd J. Lavan & N. Darius (AL) $200 4th A. Sinclair & J. Raghoo (ON) $200 Masters Scotch Doubles 1st J. Frideres & D. Gunia (IA) $600 2nd T. Larsen & K. Brisbon (IN) $350 3rd K. Spangenburg & R. Downey( IA) $100 4th A. Jackson & R. Cunningham (MN) $100 Men’s Regular 8-ball Singles 1st Bill Pinion (MI) $6,500 2nd Markus Mutschler (GER) $4,000 3rd David Rothall (AUS) $2,800 4th Tony Gong (IL) $2,200 Women’s Regular 8-ball Singles 1st Laura Hargen (IA) $2,800 2nd Lucie Normand (QB) $1,400 3rd Jodi Burnau (IN) $1,200 4th Michelle West (MI) $900 Men’s Intermediate 8-ball Singles 1st Chad DeBruyckere (WI) $2,300 2nd Richard Idrovo (IL) $1,800 3rd Antonio Benvenuto (GER) $1,350 4th Daniel Karlsson (Spain) $1,000 Women’s Intermediate 8-ball Singles 1st Sandra Badger (AL) $1,200 2nd Amy Roche (FL) $900 3rd Penny Prahl (IL) $650 4th Jodi Lavan (AL) $550

Men’s Masters 8-ball Singles 1st Jason Kirkwood (IL) $3,100 2nd Mike Aboudaher (AL) $2,100 3rd Johnny Baptiste (MAN) $1,600 4th Sam Kirby (IN) $1,400 Women’s Masters 8-ball Singles 1st Kayla Jones (ON) $2,100 2nd Jessica Frideres (IA) $1,480 3rd Pearl Ortiz (NM) $900 4th Tina Larsen (IN) $800 Men’s Classic 8-ball Singles 1st Harold Rigdon, Jr. (IL) $1,800 2nd Roger Anderson (ID) $1,300 3rd Dave Cote (ON) $800 4th Mark Lachecki (MN) $600 Women’s Classic 8-ball Singles 1st Shelly Reiter (WY) $1,100 2nd Sally Reagle (KS) $775 3rd Sandy Neal (IA) $625 4th Donna Hensel (MN) $450 Seniors 8-ball Singles 1st Glen Pickelsimer (VA) $2,200 2nd Tony Shelley (SC) $1,700 3rd Rich Haines (WY) $1,100 4th Zeno Rawley (FL) $700 Men’s / Mixed Regular Teams 1st Five Faces of Death (MAN) $10,000 2nd Rainbow Bar Underdogs (MI) $7,000 3rd Duck’s Terminators (MN) $6,000 4th Pitcher’s Seyberts (WI) $5,000

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Women’s Regular Teams 1st Minnesota Wild (MN) $5,000 2nd Knuckle Knockers (SD) $3,000 3rd Fab Four (ON) $2,000 4th The Replacements (IN) $1,000 Men’s / Mixed Intermediate Teams 1st Opportunity Knocks (OR) $5,300 2nd Jagers Yound Guns (MI) $3,200 3rd Indy Dawgs (IN) $2,400 4th DSAB Gamblers (GER) $1,400 Women’s Intermediate Teams 1st Phoenix 1 (SD) $4,100 2nd Top Shots Just 4 Fun (WN) $2,100 3rd One Ball Short (OH) $1,500 4th Whichwitch Is Which (NE) $1,000 Men’s / Mixed Masters Teams 1st Metro Masters (MN) $9,000 2nd Progressive Shooters (CO) $5,500 3rd Phase This! (MN) $3,500 4th 4 Lumps and a Star (ON) $2,500 Women’s Masters Teams 1st H2O Kisita (AL) $4,400 2nd Logistically Challenged (MN) $2,400 3rd Wilson’s Who’s Up Next? (WI) $1,300 4th Those Hookers From Canada (ON) $1,100

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