2 Stroke Magazine - November 2010
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December 2010 - Stroke Magazine 3
Allen Wong Wins His First Event
Sandcastle’s Monthly Scoreboard Results from weekly Thursday Tourney on 11/26/10 NOW open to ALL levels. Total Number of Players: 26 Total Prize Fund: $1,185.00 1st Place - $600.00 - Al Lapena 2nd Place - $400.00 - Sandie Patarino 3rd Place - $185.00 - Rich Ng Congrats everyone! Congrats to BREAK & RUN winner Wali Muhammad; $92.00 !!! (1 ball made)
Allen Wong, Richard Ng, Basdeo Sookhai
In route to victory, Allen won all his matches, facing Yomaylin "Smiley" Feliz 6 - 3; Andrew Cleary 7 - 4; Alex Borukhovich 6 - 2; Antonio Navarro 6 - 4; and Basdeo Sookhai 7 - 3 for the Hot Seat. In the meantime Richard Ng, hailing from Sandcastle Billiards, the same homeroom as Allen Wong, won five matches on the loss side after suffering a second round loss to Antonio Navarro 6 - 3. Both players, being friends and so joyous of their success, decided to celebrate with their other friends rather than playoff in the Finals. Congratulations belong to both Allen Wong and Richard Ng for strong performance. Special thanks goes to Ben Minn, owner of Master Billiards, for all the years generously supporting the players and the sport. Unfortunately, Mr. Minn is suffering from a severe illness and will, at any time now, be undergoing major surgery. The tour, its members and a multitude of players pray for his quick and full recovery. Also, thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event. RESULTS 1st $600 2nd $370 3rd $230 4th $140 5/6 $90 7/8 $70
Allen Wong Richard Ng Basdeo Sookhai Arturo Reyes Andrew Kane, Antonio Navarro Tim Cahill, Alex Borukhovich
Results from weekly Tuesday Tourney on 11/23/10 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 21 Total Prize Fund: $930.00 1st Place - $465.00 - Joey Kong 2nd Place - $325.00 - Sandie Patarino 3rd Place - $140.00 - George “Ginky” SanSouci Congrats lady and gents! Results from weekly Thursday Tourney on 11/18/10 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 17 Total Prize Fund: $700.00 1st Place - $350.00 - Dinko Busanich 2nd Place - $245.00 - Al Lapena 3rd Place - $105.00 - Roger Hanos Great shooting guys! Results from weekly Tuesday Tourney on 11/16/10 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 18 Total Prize Fund: $750.00 1st Place - $375.00 - Pete V. 2nd Place - $265.00 - Ryan Wong 3rd Place - $110.00 - Roger Hanos Great shooting guys! Results from weekly Thursday Tourney on 11/11/10 NOW open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 17 Total Prize Fund: $740.00 1st Place - $370.00 - Al Lapena 2nd Place - $260.00 - Ralph Panuzzo 3rd Place - $110.00 - Roger Hanos Congrats everyone! Congrats to BREAK & RUN winner Sandie Patarino; $90.00 !!! (1 ball made) Results from weekly Tuesday Tourney on 11/9/10 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 21 Total Prize Fund: $960.00 1st Place - $480.00 - Tim 2nd Place - $335.00 - Alonzo Adams 3rd Place - $145.00 - Rich Ng Congrats gentlemen! Results from weekly Thursday Tourney on 11/4/10 NOW open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 21 Total Prize Fund: $860.00 1st Place - $440.00 - Big Rich P. 2nd Place - $310.00 - Ryan Wong 3rd Place - $110.00 - Rob Congrats everyone! Congrats to BREAK & RUN winner Robert Perkins; $84.00 !!! (1 ball made) Results from weekly Tuesday Tourney on 11/2/10 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 20 Total Prize Fund: $920.00 1st Place - $460.00 - Robert Perkins 2nd Place - $330.00 - Joey Kong 3rd Place - $130.00 - Rich Ng Congrats gentlemen!
4 Stroke Magazine - December 2010
HARRICHARAN BOUNCES BACK TO WIN By Alison M. NYCgrind.com
The Ozone Billiards Predator Tour 2010 season is winding down, and only one tour stop remains before the $3,000-added Tour Finale on December 11-12, which will be held at Raxx Pool Room, Bar & Grill in West Hempstead, NY. For their most recent tour stop on November 6th, The Predator Tour held an A/B/C/ D-only 9-ball event at Castle Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ. Tony Robles & the Predator Tour would like to thank the Castle Billiards staff & owners John & Minnie Trobiano for their hospitality in hosting this event. A field of thirty-seven players made their way out to Castle to compete for top honors, as well as points towards the 2010 Player of the Year standings. This event would be the last event of the season worth double points, and the finalists would definitely see some swings in the standings with the conclusion of this event. One of the tour's young breakthrough players, Matthew Harricharan, showed his best game in this event. As fate would have it, after a first-round bye, Matthew would have to go to battle against friend and tournament road partner, Troy Deocharran, who he defeated 7-3. From there, Matthew went on to beat Andrew Kane 7-2, Luis Novas 7-5, and Erin McManus 7-4 to make it to the winner's bracket final in the C/D half of the bracket. Meanwhile, in the A/B bracket up-andcoming PA player Derek Schwager would dominate. After a first-round bye, Derek took wins over Thomas Wan 7-3, Scott Simonetti 7-5, Jack Smith 7-4, and finally Juan Guzman 7-6 to go to the hot seat match vs Matthew Harricharan. Derek won this match handily, with a final score of 7-2 to guarantee him a spot in the finals. After this loss, Matthew would have to face
off against Dinko Busanich, who had just won four consecutive matches on the one-loss side. On his way through the one-loss side, Dinko matched up with Donald Chu, who had an exceptional event. Incredibly, Donald Chu had five double-hill matches in this eventâ€Ś after winning his first two matches against "Devil Dave" Ascolese and Victor Nau 7-6, he lost to Juan Guzman 7-5 to go to the one-loss side. Donald bounced back to grind through three hill-hill wins over Thomas Wan 7-6, Ariel Rivera 7-6, and Jack Smith 7-6, but fell short in his match against Dinko Busanich by the opposite score, 7-6. Dinko then moved on to the semifinal match against Matthew Harricharan, which would also go to double-hillâ€Ś both players made a few errors in the case game, but Mathew would close out the win at 7-6 and move on to a rematch in the finals versus Derek Schwager, who had a four-hour wait for the other finalist to emerge. The format for the final match between Derek and Matthew would be a modified single race to seven. Derek, the undefeated player, would have to reach seven games first, however, if Matthew got to seven first, the race would be extended to nine. Derek and Matthew would have a close battle in this final match, where Matthew would reach seven games first at 7-5, when the race
was extended to nine. Derek countered back to tie at 7-7, but Matthew closed out his two remaining games to seal the win at 9-7. Congratulations to Matthew Harricharan for this hard-fought win, which awarded him 260 points towards the final standings. This victory has now bumped Mathew into the #1 position in the "C Class" player of the year race, with 650 points, now ahead of #2-ranked Alberto Estevez with 590. Luis Novas's 4th place finish in this event also bumped him into the #3 spot with 570 points. For more player of the year standings, visit http://predator9balltour. com/points_all.htm The final event of the season for players to earn points in the 2010 season will be the $1,500-added 1st Annual Eastside Billiards Manhattan Classic on December 4-5, which will be an open event. Tony Robles & The Predator Tour would like to thank all the players who came out to compete in this stop. The Predator Tour would also like to thank their sponsors: Predator Cues, Poison Cues, Ozone Billiards, Delta-13 Racks, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, The Seminole Pro Tour, PoolontheNet.com, AZBilliards.com, www.pool.bz, Jim Murnak Cue Cases, Go4Pool.net, NYCgrind.com, Billiards Digest, Inside PoolMagazine, Pool & Billiards Magazine, Maxim Billiards & The Tournament Guide. FINAL RESULTS: 1st: $800 2nd: $600 3rd: $400 4th: $300 5th/6th: $200 7th/8th: $130
Mathew Harricharan Derek Schwager Dinko Busanich Luis Novas Juan Guzman, Erin McManus Donald Chu, Rich Ng
In Memory Of Ted Ferlo Everyone, It is with a heavy heart that I must inform all of you that our good friend. Ted Ferlo has recently passed away. For those of you who don't know, Ted was the Events Manager at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, and has worked with me on all 16 Turning Stone Classic 9-Ball events. In the 10 years we worked together we had become very close friends and we will all miss him deeply. Ted was only 47 and he leaves behind 2 strapping young boys, Sam & Sebastian, and his beautiful wife Mary Beth. Online condolences and service information can be found here Book of Memories for Theodore Ferlo at Barry Funeral Home Rest in peace my good friend. - Mike Zuglan December 2010 - Stroke Magazine 5
A Simple Kicking System By: Bob Jewett
San Francisco Billiard Academy www.sfbilliards.com If you find yourself in a spot like the diagram where you have to kick three cushions at the one ball, you might be tempted to apply the “corner-5” system. You would decide on a third-cushion contact point, estimate the cue ball’s origin, do some arithmetic to one or two decimal places and then shoot to the calculated spot on the first cushion. It’s amusing Bob Jewett to watch a diamond system player who is not so good at math as they miss the target by exactly one diamond -- oops, forgot to borrow during the subtraction. A much simpler system is Ray Kilgore’s “opposite 3” system, which is described in detail in Robert Byrne’s book “Wonderful World of Pool and Billiards.” Kilgore was a champion 3-cushion player, and the system is most useful on a carom table, but with the modifications below, it is useful and easy on a pool table. The basic idea is that if you are shooting from one side of the table and want to return to the same spot on the other side of the table after three cushions, all you have to do is shoot to a magic spot on the table. In the diagram, you are shooting from a spot 2 diamonds from the corner pocket on the long rail, and you want to go to the spot directly across the table, also two diamonds from the corner pocket. I’ve marked a spot X which is close to the magic spot for most pool tables. If you just shoot over the X, the cue ball will hit the one 6 3 ball. If you are shooting from the corner pocket at A, and you shoot over X, the cue ball will go to AA. Same thing for B-BB. The main problem is that the spot is in a slightly different place on each table. This is solved by X taking a few shots such as the shots shown to discover where 5 the spot is for your conditions. 8 Start by shooting from the corner pocket to get to the other corner pocket. Remember to 2 1 use medium speed -- enough 7 4 to move the object ball to somewhere useful -- and running 9 English, which would be left side in the diagram. Also, use follow for best consistency. A B BB AA Mark the rail once you have found the direction for a pocketto-pocket shot. Then try the shot shown in the diagram, marking the rail again. Finally, try the shot from and to the end cushion, BBB. If you look at the three paths, they should all converge at a single point, or close to it. That’s the magic spot on your table. Any shot you try between the calibration shots should be right on, and even shots from slightly outside that range should be close. Where I play, the spot is close to where I’ve drawn the X in the diagram. The large disadvantage of this system is that if you have to go to somewhere other than directly across the table from where you start, the system doesn’t work. For example, if you have to hit the 9 ball instead of the 1 ball, shooting to the X would land in the wrong place. You can roughly fix the shot by splitting the difference: since you want to land a diamond farther down the cushion to hit the 9, aim half a diamond farther up the cushion. Practice to get a feel for the adjustment. This system is easy to master and because you will calibrate it for your stroke and your table, it can be very accurate. It’s called “Opposite 3” because on a carom table the magic spot is right by Diamond 3 on the long cushion. For more details, see Byrne’s book. REJ
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Get Out of Town! By Samm Diep, PoolTipJar.com © December 2010
No, seriously. Get yourself out of town and play some pool. Once you start playing seriously, one of the best things you can do for your competitive game is to get out of town. Travel to a tournament in another town, even another state, and compete. It’s easy to become so comfortable in your own zip code that when you do finally have to leave town for an event, the foreign pressure becomes so overwhelming that you can’t perform. You may even find that you play better because there are no expectations from others. There are no friends or family to distract you Samm Diep or to break your concentration during the event. You also force yourself to play under different conditions. You test your skills and concentration. Attending out of state pool tournaments is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and experiences. Developing new friendships only helps our great sport grow. Top Ten Reasons to Leave Town for a Tournament 1. Learning to play on different equipment and in a different environment. It’s easy to get so comfortable in your element that when you’re finally forced to step outside the box, you can’t perform. When you only leave town once a year for Vegas nationals, you may find you put so much pressure on that one event instead of realizing it’s just one of many. 2. Winning when you know you’re not the favorite. There’s nothing more rewarding than coming out ahead in a match when the crowd is all pulling for your opponent. It takes a lot of mental strength to fight through the feeling that everyone is rooting against you. 3. Competing against different players. You already know what to expect from the top players in your own town. You’d be surprised what you can learn when playing against and watching new players. 4. Benchmark your game. What better way to gauge your level of play than by testing your skills against new and unbiased competition? It’s difficult to truly measure your true progress when you are facing the same players in every event. 5. Return home a better player. Each time you prepare for a big event and play your heart out while you’re there, you always return home stronger and more confident than before you left. Learning to compete under a higher level of pressure always brings out the best player. 6. Change the monotony and break the glass ceiling. When you’re constantly playing against the same players over and over again, you begin to have expectations. After a while, you know who you’re going to beat and who you’re going to lose to. The get stuck at a level where you feel expected to be at. 7. Big fish in a little pond? If you’re the best in your town, playing against great players from other towns can give you a better idea of where you stand in the big picture. 8. Little fish in a big pond? And likewise, if you’re constantly losing to the same people, change things up a little and challenge yourself with some fresh competition. You’d be surprised how you’ll come back a better player. 9. Meet new and different people. Have a little fun. 10. Explore a new city. Do some sightseeing and enjoy yourself! The next time you get the chance to take a weekend road trip to a tournament, even if it’s just a neighboring town, take advantage of the opportunity. The benefits are countless. Special thanks goes to Dave Gross (aka “12squared”) from Fort Collins, Colorado for his contributions to this month’s article. Read more articles by Samm Diep at www.onthebreaknews.com
By Andrew A. Monstis ( Republished) Part I: This story begins at the end of my summer vacation a couple of years back. I was driving through the countryside, taking the long way home and enjoying the trip, after playing in a pool tournament in Las Vegas. I had been driving all day and was getting bleary-eyed, thirsty, and hungry. I didn’t even know where I was, and when I passed a sign that said, “LAST GAS FOR 80 MILES,” I figured it was a good idea to stop. Another couple of miles and the reason for the sign became somewhat apparent. This little place in the middle of nowhere boasted a population of ninety-two. There was one gas station, one store, one small motel and a restaurant/lounge. Outside of a few trees and bushes and the road there were no other visible buildings or landmarks. But it looked good to me, so I checked into the motel, then headed across the dusty road to the restaurant. The building looked like something out of the old west. The wood siding was falling off and the paint was sun blistered. I got a sense that this town must always have been a traveler’s watering hole; a spot between two points. The smell of good home-cooked food told me I was in the right place at the right time. It smelled great and tasted even better, and the Ma and Pa owners chatted with me about the people they’d fed over the years. I relaxed and leaned back into the worn old booth, thinking about what it must be like to live in a place like this. After awhile, I got the bug to play some pool, since there was a coin-op over in the corner of the lounge area, and I was in no hurry to go anywhere fast. Some older local guy was knocking balls around by himself. He looked pretty much like part of the building, but he played pretty good, actually, and I hadn’t played any pool since Vegas nearly two weeks earlier. So I ambled over and asked him if he wanted to play. “Sure,” he said. “You want to play for anything?” I asked (as a courtesy, and besides, you never know when someone will say yes). He nodded, “Okay.” “Eight-ball for ten?” “Sure.” That I would find some easy action in such a small place was a pleasant surprise and made the long evening ahead look a whole lot more interesting. We flipped a coin and I lost the toss. The local player broke, making a ball on the break. The table looked easy and I figured he could run out, which he did. “Nice out,” I said, and paid him ten dollars. “Thanks,” he replied, and stuck the bill in his overall pocket as I racked up again and stood by. He broke and sank two solids. He won’t get out, I told myself. I sized up the stripes and planned my run. He ran out. I paid him and plugged in another quarter. Again he dropped a ball on the break, but this time the table was messy, and I patiently waited for my turn. Well, this fellow kicked, massèd, banked and jumped to break out and make every ball on that table. He made it seem effortless. “Just a fluke,” I thought. So I threw a quarter in the slot, slapped the balls in the rack and stood back again. I must have put a inch of chalk on the tip of my cue just standing there waiting. He broke, he ran out, I paid. I racked, he broke, he ran out, I paid. He wasn’t making any of his shots look even remotely difficult. Just pocketing them, one after the other. His pace wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, just going from shot to shot knocking balls around. He broke, he ran out, I paid again. He had not missed pocketing one single ball. But, knowing that no one could keep this up forever, I waited for my chance to play and get my money and his. I racked. He ran out. After eight table runs I’m thinking, “Just how many racks can this guy run?” I didn’t want to admit it consciously, but by then I had stopped waiting for my turn. I had to see how many racks he could run. I knew I was losing money, but this guy was amazing! The bills kept leaving my pocket and going into his, and the whole time he was just quietly making shot after shot. After another seven racks without having shot once, I finally had to call it quits. I glanced around the lounge. The bartender and a few locals were exchanging the day’s events up at the bar, and one family was over in the restaurant eating dinner, but no one was paying any attention to what was going on over here at the pool table! How could they not know? It was like a “Twilight Zone” episode! The man across the table from me had just run fifteen consecutive racks of the best pool I had ever seen and everyone around was just living another day. I was so dumbfounded I didn’t know what to do or say to this guy, so I jokingly said, “Ever played pool before?” With a completely straight face he looked up and said, “Well, I used to play a lot ... not so much anymore.” “Not so much anymore,” I repeated. Not so much anymore! What must he have played like then! I stuck my hand out across the table and said, “I’m Andrew. What’s your name?” “My name is Lucky,” he said, with a slight accent I couldn’t quite place. I couldn’t believe that was his real name, but all he would say when I questioned it was, “Lucky is what all the people around here call me.” I didn’t recognize Lucky as anyone I’d read about in magazines or seen at any pro events or on ESPN. He looked to be in his early 60’s, had longish hair and a peppery beard, stood about six-foot and probably weighed around 225. He wore glasses and was well-spoken. His cotton T- shirt, worn overalls and old but well-oiled boots were topped by a cap that said, “Where’s the Beef?” I offered to buy Lucky a beer, and as we sat down at a nearby table to drink, I just had to ask him what he was doing here. Lucky pushed his cap back on his head, stuck his legs out, crossed one boot over the other, and got comfortable. “I own a small cattle ranch down the road apiece,” he said. “I mostly work it and come into town to shoot balls when I can get away.” He’d play alone or with whomever happened to be passing through, like myself.
He’d lived in this one-horse town for thirty-five years. Twenty-five years! “How’d you get so good?” I asked him. “Well,” Lucky answered, “I guess it’s because I used to play a lot before that.” Then Lucky got to telling me his story. When he was younger, he said, he traveled around playing a lot of players like Jimmy Caras, Willie Mosconi, Irving Crane, New York Blackie, Hal Mix, Cowboy Jimmy Moore, Steve Mizerack, Fly Boy Spears, Dan Louie, Pat Schumacher, Barry (the Brawler) Emerson, Stan Tourangeau, Detroit John and when they were young, aspiring pool players, Rifleman Buddy Hall, Jim Rempe and Mike Sigel. The list was endless. He said he beat those guys up regulary, and most of them wouldn’t gamble much with him anymore. “When I first came through here,” Lucky said through a sip of beer, “I got to playing some guy named Wimpy. I guess he was just traveling around, too.” Well, it turns out he and Wimpy played pool twelve to fourteen hours a day every day for two weeks. Wimpy would send off for money every couple of days. He had backers all over the country who would wire him money. “I ended up with over $148,000 by the time Wimpy decided to call it a quits and leave,” Very good money then, Lucky said, “But by then I’d gotten to like the people here. They’d come around now and then and watch a few games, and pretty much just treated me nice.” So he just stayed after that. The money he won bought him the ranch and some cattle. I was naturally somewhat doubtful of the magnitude of Lucky’s win, even of the whole story, but after remembering that I had just witnessed a 15-rack runout, I decided I believed him. Well, by then I felt like playing pool. I can’t say “again,” since I hadn’t stroked one ball all night, but I had to see more of Lucky’s game. He was as captivating as an Indiana Jones movie. “I’d like to play some more,” I said, “but I’ll have to write a check.” “We can play for nothing,” replied Lucky. “I just enjoy playing. Remember, you were the one who asked me to play for money.” “Okay,” I agreed, “but I get the first rack.” I broke and ran five racks in a row. I was impressing myself; splitting the cup on every shot. I must have been inspired by Lucky. The fact that there was no pressure may have helped, as now we were playing just for the game. So much for inspiration. On the next break I didn’t make a ball and Lucky picked up and ran that rack and ten more. “Geez! Don’t you ever miss?” I asked. “Some nights, no,” replied Lucky matter-of-factly. “But about ten percent of the time I do miss a couple of balls.” Now remember, at this point he had not missed a ball for almost three hours. “How is that possible?” I asked, “Can you tell me how you do it?” “Well, sure,” said Lucky. “I don’t usually get asked that. Most times people just lose their money and leave. So I’ll show you a couple of things. You must understand that this is powerful knowledge and promise to use it honestly.” (continued on page 13)
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THE PEARL STRINGS T By: Gerry Mayen The 2010 Steve Mizerak Championship kicked off on Thursday November 4 from inside the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. 71 Players registered to compete for the championship. An impressive field of players lined the brackets, including all winners the 2010 Seminole Pro Tour winners: Johnny Archer (Mr. Cues II Atlanta, GA); Stevie Moore (Bankshots Billiards, Jacksonville, FL); Rodney Morris (Hollywood Billiards, Hollywood , CA and Strokers Billiards, Palm Harbor, FL); Donny Mills (Capone’s Billiards, Spring Hill, FL); Shane Van Boening (Marietta Billiard Club, Marietta, GA); Corey Deuel (Diamond Billiards, Cape Coral, FL); Mike Dechaine (Raxx Pool Room, West Hempstead, NY). A slew of other great shooters were in the competition as well, including: T h o r s t e n Hohmann, Mike Immonen, Ralph Souquet, and current US Open Champion Darren Appleton. T h o u g h play started on Thursday morning, the excitement began during the draw held at the player’s meeting the night before. The luck of the draw was not so lucky for some players, as some amazing matches were drawn right from the start. Ralph Souquet and Corey Deuel, Gabe Owen against Ernesto Dominguez and Donny Mills took on Dennis Hatch. Any of these early matches would have been worthy of being the finals, but the random draw played no favorites and the crowd got a special treat of seeing these remarkable matches in the opening round. Of the intriguing first round pairings, they could have all gone either way. All the players were focused and shooting exceptionally well in hopes of claiming the top prize of $20,000.
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Corey Deuel edged Ralph Souquet hill-hill to advance. In Deuel’s next match he would top Bill Dunsmore 9-3 to face the winner of the Mills/Hatch match. Mills would also win his match hill-hill versus Hatch and set the stage for another classic match against Deuel. These two have faced each other numerous times this past Seminole Pro Tour season, with Deuel coming out victorious each time. This tournament would be no different. Deuel would top Mills 9-5, sending him to the one-loss side to face Gabe Owen, who had lost his opening match 9-7 to Ernesto Dominguez.
Deuel’s next opponent would be a surprise. Everyone at the Hard Rock Live venue studied the tournament chart and anticipated the potential match-up between defending champion Johnny Archer and Corey Deuel, Seminole Pro Tour Player of the Year, but Archer would not survive his previous match with Adam Smith. Smith would send Archer to the west side with a 9-7 victory and in the process crush any chance of a Deuel Archer face-off. Archer’s weekend would not get any better, as he would fall in the bracket to face Gabe Owen. Owen would take the match 9-7 and send the defending champion home before even reaching the money rounds. Off of his big win, Owen would see Donny Mills shoot extremely
well and beat him 9-7 and to miss the money by one round. Archer and Owen would not be the only top pros to miss out of the money rounds. Team Europe Mosconi Cup member Ralph Souquet would rebound after his opening round loss to Deuel by beating Mel Rowe 9-0 and Zion Zvi 9-5, but would fall to South Florida local Randy Epperson 9-4. This goes to prove that anything can happen on the table and results are not guaranteed. Another Mosconi Cup member from Team USA would also face the same fate of an early exit, Rodney Morris. Morris, who won this tournament two years ago and finished as runner-up last year, would not be cashing this year. Morris began the tournament with a win against Jeff Crawford, but would then be sent left by Earl Strickland by a count of 9-2. Morris would then get a win against Gary Lutman 9-4 to set-up a match against fellow Mosconi Cup teammate Dennis Hatch. Hatch would get an early lead and maintain it the length of the contest for a lopsided 9-3 win. Shawn Putnam played in three Seminole Pro Tour events this season and missed another tour stop that was played in his home room due to a nagging back injury. Putnam played well at all three tour stops he participated in this season, but failed to win a tour stop. Putnam began the tournament with a tough fought win against Tommy Kennedy 9-7. Putnam would then take out South Florida local Anthony Meglino 9-3. Putnam’s stroke was looking sharp and was breaking very strong in his early wins. His next opponent would be Shannon Daulton and his strong play would continue by winning this match 9-5. Putnam would then be paired with Thorsten Hohmann. Putnam would win the lag and not look back. He would take the match by a final of 9-5. Putnam and Deuel, both riding hot streaks on the winner’s side of the bracket, would play for a chance at the hot seat match. Putnam
TOGETHER A VICTORY would not be denied as he jumped all over Deuel from the start and Putnam never really gave Deuel a chance as he cruised to another victory 9-4. This would set up a hot seat match against Earl Strickland who was also having a great tournament. Strickland began the tournament with a victory against Mike Barbagallo 9-5. He would then send Rodney Morris left 9-2. On the second day of the tournament, Strickland would face South Florida local player Pierre Palmeri and defeat him 9-2. He would then face, arguably, his biggest challenge to that point in Mika Immonen. Strickland would trail early, but would make some amazing outs and ran a couple of racks to take the lead and defeat Immonen 9-6. Strickland’s journey through the brackets would not get any easier as he would have to face defending US Open champion Darren Appleton. This match was an instant classic. Both players shoot magnificently, both having some break and runs with both playing safeties perfectly, when needed. In the end it was Strickland who would come out victorious hill-hill. This would set the stage for a hot seat match between two players playing extremely well and both winning matches that they were not expected to win. Strickland would be the one that would continue his hot streak as he would take down Putnam 9-5. Strickland would secure his spot in the finals and would wait for the winner between Shawn Putnam and Darren Appleton. Appleton defeated Mike Immonen 9-4 in the fourth place match for a chance face Putnam and advance to the finals. Putnam would recover from being sent to the one-loss by continuing to shoot the way that got him to this point. Appleton, though playing very strong, was simply unable to capitalize on the few opportunities that Putnam gave him. Putnam would prove to be too much for Appleton. Putnam would get his chance to avenge his loss to Strickland for the championship. The stage was set up perfectly inside of Hard Rock Live, as the finals table shined bright for all of the television cameras to capture the epic match up. Fans lined up outside of the venue waiting for the gates to open for a chance to see this spectacular match. Strickland would win the lag and break first. Strickland was unable to run the rack and Putnam was able to jump to an early 1-0 lead. Putnam would continue to apply the heat and go
up 2-0. Strickland would cut the lead to 2-1 off of a few costly misses by Putnam. They would both exchange racks, but Strickland finally
caught up and tied the score at 4 then tied again at 5. Putnam would win the next rack to go up 6-5 and from there it would be the Earl Strickland show. Strickland would tie the match at 6 and then go on to win the next two racks. One the 14thrack with the score 8-6, Strickland sank the 10-ball to go up 9-6 and he threw both hands in the air and yelled, “Finally, I did it!” He went to shake Putnam’s hand and congratulate him on a great match only to have Putnam inform him that it was a race to 11 and not 9. Strickland would not let the embarrassing moment shake his psyche. He would win the next two racks and officially win the 2010 Steve Mizerak Championship. All of the excitement of this final match will be aired nationally on Fox Sports nationally in stunning high definition on the weekend of December 11th and the week of December 13th. Please check your local listing for times and dates. The Seminole Pro Tour would like to thank all of the fans and players who supported the tour this year. We would also like to thank the sponsors for the Steve Mizerak Championship: the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Media Productions, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hard Rock Live, Diamond Billiards, Delta 13, and the Predator Group. The 2011 Seminole Pro Tour schedule will be announced very soon.
Thorsten Hohmann, Corey Deuel
Tony Crosby, Dennis Hatch
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PARKER WINS 2010 FBT INVITATIONAL! Caukin takes home FBT Regional Tour title
Ft. Pierce, Fla. (Nov. 20, broke in game 6, ran out 2010) â€“ JoAnn Mason to the 7 and scratched Parker won her second in giving ball-in-hand again a row Flamingo Billiards to Parker, who was out, Tour event at the FBT score 5-1. In game 7, Invitational this past Barnes broke and came Saturday at Ultimate up dry. Parker pushed out Billiards. Helene Caukin but was left with the cue finished the year with the ball hooked and no shot most points and wins the on the one. With balltitle of Flamingo Billiards in-hand to Barnes this Tour 2010 Champion. time, Barnes played safe Caukinâ€™s first place finish leaving Parker with a jump also secures her spot in shot on the two. Parker the 2011 WPBA Classic proceeded to jump, made Tour events. the 2-ball and ran out to Parker started the day the 6-ball which rattled with a 7-4 win over Kelly in the corner. Barnes Cavanaugh, 7-4 over overshot the 7 leaving bad Robin Boggs, and a 7-1 shape on the 8-ball. But over Kim Caso to make it not to be deterred, Barnes to the single elimination banked the 8 and made caption redraw. Also making it to the 9. Score 5-2. Just the redraw was Jeannie when it looked like Barnes Cloke. Playing neck-and-neck and tied at Seaver, with wins over Kelly Coyle 7-1, was starting a comeback, Parker went on to 5, Cloke scratched in game 11, and Barnes Sabra MacArthur Beahn 7-5, and Chris Ann take the next two games and the match. went to the hill. Barnes broke and combed Fields 7-1. Christie Cloke got to the single The Flamingo Billiards Tour thanks all the 9 to move to the finals. elimination bracket beating Shanelle Loraine of its sponsors, Boynton Billiards (www. The final match started with Parker 2-0. along the way 7-5, and Barbara Harris 7-4. boytonbilliards.com), Ozone Billiards (www. Barnes got on the scoreboard when Parker Also in the redraw was Jessica Barnes, ozonebilliards.com), Tweeten Fibre (www. scratched in game 3 after hooking herself winning over Stephanie Mitchell 7-5, and tweeten.us). And many thanks again to and forced to kick. In game 4, Barnes Amy Poulter 7-4. On the one loss side, room owners Bill Mallen and Gary Gilsanan missed the 8 and Parker was out. Score 3-1. Chris Ann Fields fought her way back to the (www.ultimate-billiards.com), Amy Poulter Barnes broke in game 5, proceeded to make redraw, along with Kim Caso, Amy Poulter (www.amysbilliards.com), Tesh Patel (www. the 1-ball but scratched. With ball-in-hand, and Helene Caukin. cornerpocketbilliards.com), and Dana Parker combed the 2-9. Score 4-1. Barnes The redraw pitted Mason Rogers (www.artofbilliards. against Fields 7-5. Seaver RESULTS com), for being great hosts beat Caso 7-3; Cloke edged ($250-added, modified double-elimination) and supporting the Flamingo out Poulter 7-5; and Barnes Billiards Tour. $500 JoAnn Mason Parker took Caukin 7-4. That left 1st The 2011 Flamingo $375 Jessica Barnes Parker in the semi-finals 2nd Billiards Tour is tentatively against Seaver, and Cloke 3rd/4th $200 scheduled to begin Jeannie Seaver, Christie Cloke against Barnes. Saturday, Jan. 29th, at 5th/8th $100 Amy Poulter, Chris Ann Fields, Helene Caukin($100) Seaver, who had shot Ultimate Billiards (www. Kim Caso($100) lights out all day, felt the ultimate-billiards.com) in 9th/12th $65 Barbara Ellis ($65) night wearing on and gave Fort Pierce, Florida. Visit Sabra MacArthur Beahn, Kelly Coyle, Stephanie Mitchell up the match to Parker www.flamingobilliardstour. 7-1. Barnes, who was also 13th/16th $40 Nicolle Rasmussen, Marge Soash, Shanelle Loraine com for details. shooting in the zone all day, Kelly Cavanaugh had a tough match against 6004 Landmark Cntr Blvd Greensboro, NC
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CSI Preps for 2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and Adds 12th U.S. Open One Pocket to May Riviera Roster Las Vegas becomes Mecca to top amateur and professional players worldwide every spring when CueSports International (CSI) moves into the Riviera Hotel & Casino Convention Center. Each May CSI produces a unique mix of the high octane amateur competition, with the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships, alongside equally exciting pro level events. In 2011, the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship enters its 2nd year at the Riviera May 16-21. The $25,000 added 10-Ball event will be limited to 96 players and preceded by the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship. The U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship is a Billiard Congress of America (BCA) points event and recognized by the WPBA. In accordance, CSI will hold an invite spot for the top 20 U.S. men and top 10 WPBA players. The invitee’s spots will be guaranteed till March 18, 2011. The 30 invite letters will be sent out December 22-24, 2010. Any invite spots that are either declined or entry has not been paid by the March 18th deadline will revert to an open spot. The remaining 66 U.S. Open 10-Ball spots will include approximately 6-10 qualifiers. The qualifier’s locations and dates will start to be posted on the CSI and BCAPL sites by Mid-January. Prior to the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship, CSI will hold the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship May 13-15 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. With $10,000 minimum added and a field size limited to 32 players, it is anticipated to attract some of the best one pocket players in the world. CSI will also be working with other producers and host rooms around the U.S. to schedule a limited number of qualifier spots. Further information about the 2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship can be viewed on the CSI (www.playcsipool.com) and BCAPL (www.playbca.com) websites by mid-December. The qualifiers will be listed on the sites by mid-January. CSI will be taking online registration for all CSI / BCAPL / USAPL events starting in January 2011. Players will be able to pay their entry for CSI / BCAPL and USAPL events using their Visa or MasterCard. For the best rates at the Riviera in May read the following information: Stay, play, and win all under one roof at the 35th BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships. The Riviera has lowered their room rates for the BCAPL 2011 nationals. To receive these great new rates, you must book through the BCAPL online Riviera booking link or call the Riviera tollfree number (800) 634-6753 Group Code BCAPCPP. Go to: BOOK MY ROOM AT THE RIV $60 Per Night / 8 Night Minimum: This special tournament rate is available until the normal reservation cutoff date (04/12/11), or until group room nights begin to sell out. To qualify: must book and pay the entire 8+ nights (non-refundable) and CALL the Riviera Reservation line:800-6346753. Group Code: BCAPCPP. $70 Per Night / Any number of nights less than 8 / Must Be Booked By January 31, 2011: A great early bird special for everybody who may not be there 8 nights but plan early and like to save money. $80 Per Night / Any number of nights less than 8 / Booked after January 31, 2011: For all who make their reservation after January 31st and who are not planning to stay 8 nights or more.
Mizerak TV Schedule The Steve Mizerak Championship finals between Shawn Putnam and Earl Strickland will be aired on Fox Sports on the following times and dates: Network Date Time Zone FOX SPORTS ARIZONA Sun - 12/12/2010 01:00 PM Mountain Delay FOX SPORTS ARIZONA Wed - 12/15/2010 03:30 PM Mountain Repeat COMCAST BAY AREA Sun - 12/12/2010 03:00 PM Pacific Delay FOX SPORTS DETROIT Sun - 12/12/2010 12:00 PM Eastern Delay FOX SPORTS DETROIT Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Repeat FOX SPORTS FLORIDA Sat - 12/11/2010 11:00 AM Eastern Delay FOX SPORTS FLORIDA Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Repeat FOX SPORTS FLORIDA Fri - 12/17/2010 12:00 PM Eastern Repeat FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Sun - 12/12/2010 02:00 PM Central Delay FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS MIDWEST (Non-St. Louis) Sat - 12/11/2010 04:00 PM Central Repeat MSG PLUS Sat - 12/11/2010 12:30 PM Eastern Delay MSG PLUS Mon - 12/13/2010 01:00 PM Eastern Repeat FOX SPORTS NORTH Sat - 12/11/2010 12:00 PM Central Delay FOX SPORTS NORTH Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Sat - 12/11/2010 12:00 PM Central Delay FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Central Repeat FSN NORTHWEST Sat - 12/11/2010 11:00 AM Pacific Delay FSN NORTHWEST Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Pacific Repeat FOX SPORTS OHIO Sat - 12/11/2010 05:00 PM Eastern Delay FOX SPORTS OHIO Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Repeat FSN PITTSBURGH Sat - 12/11/2010 01:00 PM Eastern Delay FSN PITTSBURGH Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Repeat FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN Sat - 12/11/2010 11:00 AM Mountain Delay FSN ROCKY MOUNTAIN Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Mountain Repeat FOX SPORTS SOUTH Sat - 12/11/2010 01:00 PM Eastern Delay FOX SPORTS SOUTH Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Repeat FOX SPORTS SOUTH Wed - 12/15/2010 02:00 AM Eastern Repeat FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Sat - 12/11/2010 11:00 AM Central Delay FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Wed - 12/15/2010 02:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST (AR & LA) Sat - 12/11/2010 04:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST (OK) Sat - 12/11/2010 04:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Sat - 12/11/2010 11:00 AM Central Delay FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Sat - 12/11/2010 03:00 AM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Wed - 12/15/2010 02:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Fri - 12/17/2010 12:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS HOUSTON (Louisiana) Sat - 12/11/2010 04:00 PM Central Repeat FOX SPORTS WEST Sat - 12/11/2010 10:00 AM Pacific Delay FOX SPORTS WEST Wed - 12/15/2010 03:00 PM Pacific Repeat COMCAST MID ATLANTIC (PLUS) Sun - 12/12/2010 05:00 PM Eastern Delay COMCAST NEW ENGLAND Mon - 12/13/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Delay
COMCAST PHILADELPHIA Sun - 12/12/2010 03:00 PM Eastern Delay COMCAST PHILADELPHIA Wed - 12/15/2010 12:00 AM Eastern Repeat SUN SPORTS (No-Pro) Sat - 12/11/2010 04:00 AM Eastern Repeat Make sure not mark your calendars and not miss this great match. Please send any feedback or comments you have on the match.
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I promised. of possibilities. “Now the real key on these long runs is in the break, in all the games ... here, I’ll I knew if I absorbed only twenty-five percent of what he shared with me I’d win every show you. No matter what game you play you must have timing, speed, cue-ball control and tournament I entered from here on out. know where to hit the rack. I can make the nine ball on a nine-ball rack every time.” Lucky made over nine hundred balls that night, without one miss. I sure did rack a lot. I had to say I didn’t believe that could be done. Lucky proceeded to show me five Good thing it was only twenty-five cents. I gladly paid for every rack. When he finally decided times in a row. to hang it up, I offered to buy him one last beer, but he declined and took coffee instead. He I couldn’t help but exclaim, “But that’s impossible!” put up the crooked old house cue in the rack on the wall and sat down at my table, tilting back He said, “Son, nothing’s impossible.” in his chair and cradling the hot coffee between his weathered hands. Lucky didn’t seem He showed me exactly where to hit it; the speed of the shot, the stroke and aim, and, tired; instead was happy to sit and talk more about pool and share some more stories. unbelievably ... I did it five times in a row! I had thought As I listened to Lucky reminisce, my consciousness was he was just lucky, but when I did it, too, it occurred to me .... I thought it was time for a visit .... Cars, suv’s and pickups filled changing. I started dreaming ... really dreaming. What maybe this was a trick table with magnets and electronic every empty space up and down the street .... A kid on a bench about going on the road...with me! Lucky and Andrew, devices. I actually got down and crawled around under traveling around the country! No, the continent! No, the was slumped over, holding his head in his hands .... the table. I couldn’t find anything. No wires, no gadgets. world! I could see us becoming millionaires in months! Nothing that was remotely fixed. Just a regular pool No, weeks! The riches! Playing for more money than table. I could even imagine! The headlining feature in every pool and sports magazine around the Lucky chuckled at my antics and shook his head. “I can do it on any table.” globe. The fame! I could manage him. He showed me a nine-ball break where he makes nothing but leaves the one ball “Lucky, how about traveling with me, playing pool?” I blurted out. safe every time. Lucky drained his coffee cup, smiled at my eagerness, and said, “I have no desire ”An old hustling move,” he shrugged. to. I’d be bored with the lifestyle, the politics, the hustling and playing tournaments. I have “What about break shots on other games?” I asked. fun playing pool right here.” He showed me a straight pool break where he makes a called ball out of the middle “But Lucky,” I persisted, “if you did travel around playing pool, you know we’d make of the rack. He made it right into the corner pocket several times in a row. And he uses the a lot of money, right?” same break for one-pocket. He just switches the break side as his pocket side changes. He “I did that when I was younger. Now I wouldn’t want to leave the ranch. Besides, showed me exactly where and how to hit it. who would take care of my cows and chickens?” “I can easily run several racks of one-pocket with this and a couple of other moves,” My dream visions faded, and I came back to reality as Lucky pushed back his chair Lucky said. and stood to go. He offered to show me ... one after another after another ... six in a row. I had seen “You’re from the Northwest, you say?” he asked me. many of the top players in the world play, and not one of them played like that! Lucky showed He wondered if I knew any of the people he knew from up there, like the legendary me another one-pocket break where two balls go in the same pocket. He called them and Pirates and John’s Gang Pool Teams, Lebow the cue maker and a few other business they went in as smooth as peach fuzz. associates. He asked me to say “hi” to them. Nothing he did was flashy, yet everything was more dazzling because of it. Lucky “Andrew, please remember not to tell anyone where I live. I’ve had enough of people had MASTERED the game of pool. Only a Tibetan monk could appreciate the enlightenment playing me for money and leaving broke.” I was experiencing. I was truly reverent. “I’ll agree to that if you’ll let me come back sometime and play, er, watch you play,” What was going on? Was it believable? It was incredible! I thought I must I countered. be dreaming. I had had only two beers the whole night! I could not believe what I was He shook my hand and said, “Anytime, son.” experiencing. I just watched and tried to absorb for over six hours that night. I even got a pen Then Lucky dug into his overall pocket and pulled out a roll of money. He licked his and paper from the bartender and started to take notes; there was so much to write down. All thumb and peeled off three fifty-dollar bills. He pressed them into my hand, saying, “When the knowledge he had was more than all the players I know, pros included. The fundamentals, you tell your friends back home about your vacation, tell them that you beat some guy out of aiming techniques, geometry, physics, systems, shot repertoire, mental concentration. Name a whole bunch of money -- that you got lucky.” it; he talked about it. I thought I knew about pool but he showed me things beyond the realm With that he winked at me and out the door he went.
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