Page 1


DEADLINE: 25th of each Month - CALL IF LATE

Contact us at:

Stroke P.O. Box 100 Three Forks, MT 59752 Phone 1-406-285-3099 Fax 1-406-285-3098 Email strokemagazine@aol.com

www.StrokeMagazine.net

Stroke Staff Publisher/Editor Don “Cheese” Akerlow Marketing Director Mary Akerlow Layouts & Design Wendy Swenson Sunshine Ross Don Akerlow Mary Akerlow Distribution Sheila Papke

About Stroke

Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Stroke is a monthly publication, dedicated to the advancement of the sport of pool and to promoting enthusiasm and encouragement among the players at all levels, regardless of their league affiliation, in addition to recognizing those businesses who support them all. Covering the Eastcoast and adjoining states. Look for Stroke by the 10th of each month. The opinions expressed are those of the author Publisher or advertiser and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rackem or its staff. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material submitted for publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher. © 2011 Stroke

The Pool Players Voice Advertisers

Read Stroke Online at: www.strokemagazine.net

presents

Amy’s Billiards Atlas Billiard Supply Big Daddy’s Billiards Bob Jewett California Billiard Club Capone’s Billiards CSI/BCAPL CueStix International Delta-13 Kamui Tips Lucasi Hybrid Mueller OTBnTV.com Prestige Billiard Balls sammspocket.com Sandcastle Billiards Simonis TAP Tiger Products

4 11 6 7 9 6 15 16 3,14 3,14 3,14 3 3,14 13 6 4 3,14 2 3,14

Columnists Bob Jewett Samm Diep

7 6

Information About Us OTBnTV Pool On TV Tournament Trail

3 14 3 14

Streaming Schedule Watch on www.OTBnTV.com Cover Photo Courtesy of: Jerry Forsyth

POOL ON TV

ustream.tv/channel/otbntv-live www.facebook.com/otbntv

Mar 16-20, 2011 SD State 8-Ball Rapid City, SD Apr 1-3, 2011 Platte Valley Open - WY Apr 8-10, 2011 MCMOA Montana State 8-Ball

All times are Eastern time. 03/02/2011 10:00 AM 2007 Skins Billiards Championship Johnny Archer & Jennifer Barretta vs. George Breedlove & Jeanette Lee 03/05/2011 7:00 AM 2001 Sudden Death 7-Ball 03/09/2011 10:00 AM 2007 Int’l Challenge of Champions 03/13/2011 8:00 AM 2001 BCA Open 9-Ball Championship Corey Deuel vs Jose Parica These schedules have been provided by ESPN. These are tentative dates and are subject to change

Sponsored by: www.tigerproducts.com www.delta-13.com www.simoniscloth.com www.lucasihybrid.com www.kamuitips.com

March 2011 - Stroke Magazine 3


Ng Undefeated Richard Ng wins his first Tri-State event at Sandcastle Billiards’ A/D 10 Ball Tournament in Edison, NJ, Saturday Feb 26, 2011.

Sandcastle’s Monthly Scoreboard Results from weekly Tuesday 9 Ball Tourney on 2/15/11 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 7 Total Prize Fund: $275.00 1st Place - $200.00 - “Billiard” Bob 2nd Place - $75.00 - Ralph Panuzzo 3rd Place - n/a “The Gauntlet” Weekly 10 Ball Tournament results from 2/14/11 Pro-Open-A-B levels; VALENTINE’S DAY (mini tourney) Total Number of Players: 8 Total Prize Fund: $420.00 1st Place - $210.00 - “Billiard” Bob 2nd Place - $145.00 - John Woo 3rd Place - $65.00 - Roger Hanos

3rd - Daniel Dogotdot; 1st - Richard Ng; 2nd - James DeGiosafatta

Rich remained undefeated throughout the tournament. His path through the field of players included wins over Jonathon Woo 7 - 3; Gary Murgia 7 - 3; Daniel Dogotdot 8 - 6; James DeGiosafatta 6 - 4 for the Hot Seat and again in the Finals 6 - 2. While Rich remained in the Hot Seat, Daniel Dogotdot and Andrew Cleary fought their way back to fight for a lock on third place and a crack at the Finals. Daniel prevailed against Andrew 10 - 7, but after the tough match ran out of steam against James DeGiosafattoa 8 - 5. The Finals between Richard Ng and James DeGiosafatta began with James taking the lead. Rich tied the match at 2 - 2, and never looked back with a 6 - 2 victory. Both James and Daniel deserve recognition for their solid performance; further, Andrew Cleary, who started with an early loss actually had the best win/loss record of 6 wins and 2 losses...not bad for a D+ in an A/D event. Many thanks belong to Ed Liddawi and his staff for providing comfortable surroundings. Please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billirds,Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Dr. Dave Billiards Instructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event. 1st $540 Richard Ng 2nd $310 James DeGiosafatta 3rd $200 Daniel Dogotdot 4th $130 Andrew Cleary 5/6 $75 Serrafin Serrano, Michele Li

Results from weekly Thursday Tourney on 2/10/11 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 19 Total Prize Fund: $795.00 1st Place - $410.00 - Rich Ng 2nd Place - $250.00 - Dinko Busanich 3rd Place - $135.00 - Ron Lubas Results from weekly Tuesday 9 Ball Tourney on 2/8/11 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 16 Total Prize Fund: $630.00 1st Place - $315.00 - Pete V. 2nd Place - $215.00 - Teddy “TNT” Taso 3rd Place - $100.00 - Mustafa Dikilitas “The Gauntlet” Weekly 10 Ball Tournament results from 2/7/11 Pro-Open-A-B levels; Total Number of Players: 15 Total Prize Fund: $760.00 1st Place - $420.00 - Eddie Abraham 2nd Place - $240.00 - Ed Culhane 3rd Place - $100.00 - “Billiard” Bob Results from weekly Thursday Tourney on 2/3/11 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 19 Total Prize Fund: $685.00 1st Place - $400.00 - Pete V. 2nd Place - $220.00 - Wali Muhammad 3rd Place - $65.00 - Ed Culhane Results from weekly Tuesday 9 Ball Tourney on 2/1/11 open to ALL levels; Total Number of Players: 13 Total Prize Fund: $485.00 1st Place - $300.00 - Teddy “TNT” Taso 2nd Place - $155.00 - Rich Ng 3rd Place - $30.00 - Raj Vannala

4 Stroke Magazine - March 2011


Hatch Gets Serious - by AzB staff, AZBilliards.com

the quarterfinals; Souvanthong with a 9-6 victory over Auigbelle, Casanzio One day shy of a year ago, on February defeating Nagle 9-3. Souvanthong got 21, Dennis Hatch won a stop on the Joss into the semifinals versus Hewitt, after a Northeast 9-Ball Tour at Main St. Billiards 9-2 win over Casanzio. in Amsterdam, NY. On February 20, 2011, Souvan-thong then dropped Hewitt he did it again, at the same location, into third place 9-5 and with a degree of holding off a double elimination final momentum on his side, took the opening challenge by Bucky Souvanthong to finish set of the true double elimination final undefeated. The $1,500-added event, the against Hatch 9-2. At that point, noted third in 2011, with a $3,100 total purse, Zuglan, Hatch “got serious,” turning the drew 48 entrants. tables on Souvanthong and winning the Hatch and Souvanthong squared deciding match by the same 9-2 score. off three times; the first, among the A 20-entrant, $500-added, Second winners’ side final four, when Hatch Chance Tournament was won by Marco sent Souvanthong west 9-5. They would Kam, who defeated Mark Stewart in a meet again in the finals. Joining Hatch double hill final match. Bruce Carroll in the battle for the hot seat was Dan finished third, with Noah Wells in fourth Hewitt, winner of the last Joss NE stop place. Keith Owen and Gary Poulton Dennis Hatch in January, who had just finished in a tie for fifth place. sent Ron Casanzio to join At the conclusion of the MAIN EVENT PAYOUTS Souvanthong with a 9-7 victory. tournament, Zuglan made 1st $1030 Dennis Hatch Hatch defeated Hewitt 9-3 and note of the fact that he 2nd $760 Bucky Souvanthong waited for what turned out to is still accepting entries 3rd $550 Dan Hewitt be Souvanthong’s return. for the $25,000-added, 4th $450 Ron Casanzio Souvanthong’s three-match season finale, Turning $300 Spencer Auigbelle, Bruce Nagle return to the finals opened 5th/6th Stone XVII, set for August $200 Greg Antonakos, Mike Zuglan with a match against Spencer 7th/8th 11-14. At this point in time, 9th/12th $90 Kevin Ketz, Tim Parisian, Dave Fernandez,Tom Acciavatti Auigbelle, who’d defeated Tom said Zuglan, the field is Acciavatti and tour director already half full. Interested Mike Zuglan, both 9-5, to reach SECOND CHANCE PAYOUTS competitors should contact him. Casanzio drew Bruce 1th Zuglan at 518-356-7163. $320 Marco Kam Nagle, who’d gotten by Kevin 2th The next stop on the Joss $220 Mark Stewart Ketz and Greg Antonakos, 3th NE Tour is set for March $160 Bruce Carroll both 9-7. It was Souvanthong 4th 19-20 at Trick Shot Billiards $100 Noah Wells and Casanzio advancing to 5th/6th in Clifton Park, NY. $50 Keith Owen, Gary Poulton

GEORGE OSIPOVITCH WINS 1st - place George Osipovitch; middle 2nd place - Richard Ng; right 3 rd place - Ralph Panuzzo

Gotham City Billiards, Brooklyn, NY, February 19, 2011 9-Ball Class: C/D. $1,000 added. 31 players George went undefeated through the field of players. His trail to victory, included wins over John Egeln 6 - 2; James DeGiosafatto 6 - 4; Doreen Verna 6 - 4; Nicholas Chan 6 - 5; and Ralph Panuzzo 6 - 5 for the Hot Seat . With George sitting comfortable, undefeated and a lock for second, Richard Ng, after two wins and a loss to Nicholas Chan 6 - 2, won five matches in a row to reach the finals. The finals proved to be a close match with George edging out Richard 6 - 5. Congratulations go to Palph Panuzzo for his best performance this season, and to Tony Ignomirello on his 6 - 2 win/loss record. Many thanks belong to Kevin and Isabel Buckley for their generous support of the players and providing a beautiful venue for the event. We would also like to thank Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billirds,Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event. 1st $565 George Osipovitch 2nd $370 Richard Ng 3rd $230 Ralph Panuzzo 4th $140 Tony Ignomirello 5/6 $90 Nicholas Chan, Pat Mareno 7/8 $70 Jason Egeln, MIchele Li March 2011 - Stroke Magazine 5


4 Reasons to Regroup By Samm Diep © March 2011

It’s always good practice to take a deep breath and relax before you shoot. However, there are certain times when it’s especially important to take a moment to regroup and calm yourself before your next shot. High pressure situations can get your adrenaline pumping, which can ultimately result in an assortment of bad outcomes. Though adrenal hormones help the body cope with stress, among other vital bodily functions, they are also known for increasing your heart rate and constricting blood vessels. Too much adrenaline can cause you to miss a shot or over or under stroke a ball and miss position. When your palms are sweaty, your hands are shaking, and your heart is beating faster than normal, you are feeling the effects of the adrenaline and it’s a good idea to take a moment to regroup and settle down. Here are four instances of when it’s important to regroup prior to shooting again:

a sip of water or do something to break the tension. Refocus and approach the next shot.

Samm Diep

After a lucky shot Luck happens. Maybe you caught a lucky roll or slopped something in playing 9-ball. Whatever the case may be, the surprise of the unexpected fortune might be just enough to raise the adrenaline level. When this happens there’s no need to feel guilty. It’s part of the game. Luck happens to you and it will happen to your opponent as well. Accept the shot, regroup, and focus on the next shot. After a great shot Have you ever come with the shot of your life, only to turn around and miss the easy one that follows up? This happens to everyone. It’s very common that when so much focus and energy was needed for a heroic effort, the subsequent shot is taken for granted. A fantastic shot can cause excitement and elevate your heart rate. In these cases, step away from the table and take

Parker Wins Opener

Three in a row for Parker Ft. Pierce, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2011) – JoAnn Mason Parker won the 2011 Flamingo Billiards Tour opening event at Ultimate Billiards last Saturday in Ft. Pierce, FL, making this the third FBT event in a row that Parker has won. Parker had a tough match against veteran player Chris Ann Fields in the final matchup. At 2-0 Parker overcut the nine, allowing Fields to get on the board, 2-1. Fields took four games in a row to go up 4-2. In game seven, Parker tried a 2-9 carom but missed. Fields later missed a 5-9 carom letting Parker close the gap, 3-4. In game eight, Parker kicked at the 3-ball which she hit but scratched, giving ball-in-hand to Fields, who comboed the 3-9 to go up 5-3. Not giving up, in game nine Parker played safe on the 4-ball forcing Fields to kick, which she did. However, Parker had a shot on the 4 and went on to take the game, closing the gap again 4-5. In game 10, Fields made three balls on the break but Parker took the game and tied the match at 5-all. Parker broke the next game and missed a safety, leaving Fields a shot on the one. Parker forced Fields to kick at the 2-ball, and Fields missed giving ball-in-hand to Parker. With a lot of safety play, and Fields jumping off the table, Parker went on to take the next games and the match. Earlier in the day Parker defeated Melissa Durkin 7-0, Jessica Barnes 7-3, Vanessa Seaver 7-2 and Christie Cloke 7-2. Parker met up with Seaver, who had been playing in the zone all day, again in the semi-finals and knocked Seaver out 7-2. Fields made it to the finals by defeating Mimi McAndrews 7-0, but was sent to the one loss side by Christie Cloke, 7-4. Fields went on to win over Susan Martin 7-0, and Jessica Barnes 7-1. Fields matched up with Helene Caukin in the semi-finals beating Caukin 7-3. Many thanks again to room owners Bill Mallen and Gary Gilsanan (www. ultimate-billiards.com), for being a great host and supporting the Flamingo Billiards Tour. 1st $375 JoAnn Mason Parker 2nd $250 Chris Ann Fields 3rd/4th $130 Vanessa Seaver, Helene Caukin 5th/6th $65 Jeannie Seaver, Christie Cloke

6 Stroke Magazine - March 2011

After your opponent’s lock up safety Not getting a shot, alone can be frustrating, but when you finally receive an opportunity and your opponent just put you in jail, it can be quite discouraging. When your opponent is not giving an inch and the only chance you’re getting is not even a chance at all, it might seem easier to throw in the towel and just give up. This is one time when it’s critical to regroup and do your very best with what you’re faced with. Do not give up or rush your decision. Your opponent can sense your weakness and it only makes them stronger.

After your opponent sits you for a while A similar circumstance occurs if your opponent is dominating the match and you’ve been sitting in your chair for some time. The anticipation of finally getting a shot after your opponent puts a five-pack on you can cause some restlessness. But, unless you have Ralf Souquet’s nerves of steel, don’t expect to return the favor with a package of your own. As much as you may want to, do not charge the table. It’s good to be eager but racing to the table right now can elevate the excitement and again, your adrenaline level. Calmly approach the table with a clear plan of attack. These are four examples of when it’s easy to get overexcited and allow your enthusiasm or impatience to take over. Don’t let your adrenaline get the best of you. Samm Diep, “Cherry Bomb” (DenverCherryBomb.com) House Pro at Rack ‘Em Billiards (Aurora, CO) Author of “You Might Be A D Player If… (101 Classic Moves That All Pool Players Can Appreciate)” Player Representative for Chris Byrne Custom Cues, PoolDawg, Predator, Jim Murnak Custom Cases, & Delta-13 Rack Read more articles by Samm Diep at www.onthebreaknews.com

Big Daddy’s Billiards

Maryland 14.1 Championships July 22-24 $275 entry - $8000 Added Open event Call for Info

7954 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Glen Burnie, MD 410-760-1332


The Wagon Wheel System

BEAHN WINS

By: Bob Jewett

San Francisco Billiard Academy www.sfbilliards.com If you were around the Sacramento pool scene in the 1970s and 80s, you probably saw a distinguished gentlemen by the name of Ted Brown. He was one of the game’s greatest fans, a very good player and also the author of booklet on position play. The full title of the booklet is “Wagon Wheel System: Secrets of Fine Position Play” and it was published about 1990. In the introduction, Bob Jewett Ted mentions that his inspiration came from a solo game called “One-Pocket Points” in which you get a free smash break and then try to run as many balls as you can into one pocket. A miss or foul ends the try. Your score is the total number of balls pocketed in five racks. What Ted discovered with this game was that he had to perfect his position play, and in particular get to exactly the spot he needed rather than leave the cue ball in the general neighborhood of position. The tool he developed to help him progress is the subject of the booklet. In the diagram is an overview of the main idea. You set up an easy shot into the side pocket with position targets set up on the rails to give you very specific goals for position. For example, to pocket the 15 and have the cue ball just touch the 1 ball, you would set up for a nearly straight shot and hit the cue ball well above center. How “nearly straight?” That’s what the practice is for. How far above center? You’ve probably caught on that the answer will be found on the table. Since the cue ball is in hand for each shot, you can make things easy or hard for yourself. Try to do both. That is, at first find out where the cue ball needs to be to make each position play as easy as possible. For example, to get to the 1 ball you need a nearly straight shot, but if you are trying to go straight up the table to the 5 or 6 balls, a larger cut angle is preferred but not actually needed. Some details: Don’t cheat the side pocket; try to put the 15 straight into the middle of the side. There is no need for left or right english. You are not using the cushions, so there is nothing useful for the side spin to do. Work hard to just get the cue ball to the target position, so on a “good” shot, the cue ball will end up within one ball diameter of the target ball. Try the drill to both sides of the table. The advanced form of this drill is to place the cue ball at the limits of where the position is possible. For example, when going to the 5 or 6, try both nearly straight shots and very thin cuts. For the former, you will have more trouble getting exactly the right small amount of draw or follow on the cue ball, while for the thin cut, you will need to find the angle at which the both the cue ball and object ball barely reach their goals. In this part of the drill, it’s OK to cheat the pocket, but then you have to make the shot even harder. Master the Wagon Wheel and you’ll be on the road to success. Read more articles by Bob Jewett at www.onthebreaknews.com

Winner Sabra MacArthur Beahn, Hammer Heads Representative Gary, Runner-up Chris Fields.

Sabra MacArthur Beahn prevailed in the Tiger Bay Area Amateur Tour (BAAT) tournament at Hammer Heads Billiards in Holiday, FL, on January 22nd. This was the first win for the tour regular, topping the field of 22 players in the $440-added event. Finishing in a tie for 7th place and earning $40 were Sabrina Bunnell, who was ousted by Kelly Cavanaugh, and Stacey Lantz, who fell victim to Chris Fields. In the next round, Cavanaugh opposed Valerie Dukich, who had just been sent west buy Tour Director Stephanie Mitchell. The final score was 5-4 and resulted with Cavanaugh advancing and Dukich in 5th place. The other 5th place matchup featured a grudge match between Fields and Marci Whitaker, who had provided Fields with her first round loss. Now Fields would take revenge, sending Whitaker home with a score of 7-1 in the 7-4 handicapped format race. Dukich and Whitaker received $50 in prize money. The quarter-final match between Fields and Cavanaugh promised to be a duel, as both players had battled through the one-loss side following first round losses. But it wasn’t to be as Fields dominated the 6-5 race, winning 6-1 and leaving Cavanaugh to collect her $100 prize for 4th place. Meanwhile in the hot seat match, Beahn and Mitchell expected a fight, and fight they did, but Beahn had the nerve to combo or billiard three 9-balls, and she sent Mitchell to the left side of the board with a score of 5-3. This set up the semi-final match between Fields and Mitchell. Fields jumped out of the gate, winning all three games of 8-ball. The game changed to 9-ball and Mitchell took the first game. Fields answered by snatching the next game and reaching the hill in the 5-5 race. Mitchell continued to fight, predominating in games six and seven, but Fields held on, securing game eight and the match with a score of 5-3. Mitchell’s 3rd place finish earned her $150. The final round between Fields and Beahn was also a 5-5 race. The match began with Beahn winning the first game of 9-ball. Fields struck back, taking games two and three. Beahn responded by winning the last three games of 9-ball and reaching the hill as the game changed to 8-ball. But the tournament winner would not be determined with this match as Fields dominated, winning all three games and forcing the second set in the true double-elimination tournament. The second match began with 9-ball again, but this time Fields won the first game. Beahn secured game two, and Fields took game three. Fatigue showed in both players as they each missed some easy shots, but to her surprise, Beahn came out on top, winning the next three games of 9-ball and the final game of 8-ball for her first BAAT championship. Beahn received $310 for 1st place, and Fields collected $225 for 2nd. Thanks to Peter Shabo, owner of Hammer Heads Billiards, and his staff members for providing a great location for the tournament. Thanks also to our sponsors, including: Tiger Products, Lucasi Hybrid, Sterling Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Ray Martin, Nick Varner, Strokeitwear.com, Robertson Billiard Supplies, Tweeten Fiber, Billiard Scoop, and Sports Rock for making it possible for BAAT to give gifts to players, fans, and room owners. For tour and schedule information, go to the BAAT Tour website at www. BAATtour.com, or contact Stephanie Mitchell at (813) 833-8707 or Sabra Beahn at (727) 480-2250. 1st $310 Sabra MacArthur Beahn 2nd $225 Chris Fields 3rd $150 Stephanie Mitchell 4th $100 Kelly Cavanaugh 5th-6th $50 Valerie Dukich, Marci Whitaker 7th-8th $40 Sabrina Bunnell, Stacey Lantz

March 2011 - Stroke Magazine 7


Pagulayan Roars into 1st Place at Swanee Hot on the heels of his stellar performance at this year’s Derby City Classic, Alex “the Lion” Pagulayan continued his winning streak by taking first place at the 15th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament. The event was held at the legendary Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California February 12-13th under the tournament direction of Mark Griffin, Sunny Griffin and Bill Stock of CueSports International (CSI). With the move to the Hard Times location, the event was live streamed for the first time by the rock and roll high tech team from TAR (www. theactionreport.com). The largest two day 9’ table event in the United States, the $4000 added tournament with 192 players on 28 tables is not for the faint of heart. It is a test of skill, concentration and stamina. The event celebrates the much loved Southern, CA player Jay Swanson, who passed away June 1996. He was known as “the Gentle Giant” who demonstrated all that the Swanee event still stands for today. The Swanee event has a history of

Alex Pagulayan. Photo courtesy of Andy Chen

a full field. However with CSI’s recently launched online registration function on its CueSports Tournament System (CTS) (www. ctsondemand.com), it was sold out for the first time the week before the tournament. In addition to Pagulayan, the Swanee field was a literal who’s who of western U.S. players. Arizona monster Mitch Ellerman took second place. Ellerman won the event in 2009, then after a one year hiatus came

back strong to narrowly lose in the finals 11-6 to Pagulayan. Additional players included “Mad Max” Eberle. Eberle was shuttled to the loser’s side by Pagulayan in a nail biter quarter final match. With the score hill-hill Eberle dead hooked Pagulayan on the 5-Ball. It seemed Eberle pretty much had the match in the bag, but you never can count “the Lion” out. Imparting a little right spin, Pagulayan one-rail kicked in the 5 getting perfect on the 6 and calling it game, set and match. The next CSI produced event is the $25,250 Added 18th U.S. Bar Table Championships, being held February 21-27th at the Terrible’s Sands Regency in Reno, Nevada. For more information visit: www. playcsipool.com. Coming up for TAR, in March is “TAR20”, a 10-Ball, race to 100 challenge match between Earl Strickland and Shane Van Boening. Then in May TAR will be with the CSI team at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live streaming the 12th U.S. Open One Pocket Championship and the 3rd U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship.

15TH JAY SWANSON MEMORIAL 9-BALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS / PAYOUT: 1st ($3,000) 2nd ($1,500) 3rd ($1,000) 4th ($750) 5th-6th ($535) 7th-8th ($400) 9th-12th ($300) 13th-16th ($200) 17th-24th ($175) 25th-32nd ($150) 33rd-48th ($100) 49th-64th ($75)

8 Stroke Magazine - March 2011

Alex Pagulayan Mitch Ellerman Max Eberle Tommy Tokoph Oscar Dominguez and Amar Kang Josh Ulrich and Santos Sambajon Jr. Brian Parks, Chris Fangre, Deo Alpajora, and Fach Garcia Johnny Kang, Ernesto Dominguez, Yuutaro Yamaguchi, Lori Deleon Louis Ulrich, Morro Paez, Nick Spano, Walter Glass, Larry Bohn, Brandon Shuff, Manuel Herrera, Jose Parica Corey Harper, Tyler Van Wulven, Chris Tate, Dave Hemmah, Bob Lees, Bruce Choyce, Chris Wedekind, Ron Marshall Ray Lorenzo, Greg Harada, Ernie Rivas, Scott Slayton, Ross Fregoso, Asgar Shroff, Joseph Courvrette, Sean Lane, Wayne Pullen, Don McClelland, Branch Talley, Marshall Anonby, Abe Lim, Gus Luna, Doug Wu, El Callado Will Hathcock, Frank Almanza, David Blevins, Issac Wooten, Steve Eakins, Aaron Aragon, Damian Alishan, Rigo Pena, Joey Chin, Vince Vidaurre, Dan Boone, Ronnie Tompkins, Gerardo Jamito, Stan Oda, Andrew Karhur, Mark Tui


2011 Seminole Pro Tour First the Seminole Pro Tour would like to thank all of the players, fans and sponsors who have supported the Seminole Pro Tour in the past. The Tour is about to embark on its 6th year and hopes that this year can be the best yet. In years past the Tour has done a series of 10-ball events, mainly in Florida, with about 8 events per year with an average of $7,500 added to each event. The Tour has also organized the Steve Mizerak Championship for three years with last year’s tournament having $50,000 added. This year, after much deliberation and thought was put in the decision, the Seminole Pro Tour has come up with what we think is the best schedule the Tour has ever had. Four of the five events will be $25,000 or more added and will be BCA ranking events. The amount of events was reduced, but the prize money was significantly increased. Three of our events (California Billiard Club, Snookers Billiards and The Mizerak Championship) will be regular double elimination tournaments with the same rules the Tour has always used. Two of our events (Capone’s Billiards & Fiddlestix Billiards) will be using a round robin style scoring system. This system may be new to some, but many of the players who have used this format in the past have truly enjoyed it. Some of the benefits are that players will play, guaranteed, for two full days and a minimum of 40 matches (4 rounds). In most tournaments, you are only guaranteed two matches. Here players are able to play their way to the money and not be eliminated by losing two unfortunate matches early. A loss is not the end of the road in this style. It does make it more difficult to win if you lose early, but players are not eliminated like in the regular format. This style will also make it better for the spectators. Fans will get to see their favorite players play for at least two full days. The Seminole Pro Tour website will also be going through some major changes this year. The site will soon have an archive of all of the matches from years past. DVDs and other Seminole Pro Tour merchandise will be for sale as well. Real time scoring and brackets will be available this year too. The biggest change will be that all 5 of our events will be streamed live. Registration for these events (except the Mizerak Championship) will begin on Monday February 28, 2011 via the telephone at 954-985-5701 ext 10724. Each event (except California) is limited to 64 players. Events are expected to fill up very quickly, so do not delay in registering. The Seminole Pro Tour would also like to thank their current sponsors that made this all possible: The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Media Productions, the Universal Pool League and Delta-13, the official rack of the 2011 Seminole Pro Tour. Plenty of sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s Tour. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or on the Tour please call 954-985-5701 ext 10724

Event 1: April 29-May 1, 2011 California Billiard Club Mountain View, CA $12,000 added $115 entry fee 10-ball double elimination

Event 4: August 19-21, 2011 Fiddlestix Billiards Canton, OH $25,000 Added $300 entry fee 10-ball round robin format

Event 2: July 8-10, 2011 Capone’s Billiards Spring Hill, FL $25,000 added $300 entry fee 10-Ball round robin format

Event 5: September 16-18, 2011 Steve Mizerak Championship Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL $50,000 added $500 entry fee 10-ball double elimination

Event 3: August 5-7, 2011 Snookers Billiards Providence, RI $25,000 Added $300 entry fee 10-ball double elimination

Hours: 11:30AM-2AM

presents

SEMINOLE PRO TOUR

APRIL 29, 30, MAY 1

$12,000 ADDED

10-BALL

LIMITED TO 128 PLAYERS $115 ENTRY DOUBLE ELIM - RACE TO 9 - Finals, race to 11

~ ~ ~ Plus ~ ~ ~ U.S. OPEN

ONE POCKET CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

$4,000 APRIL 27, 28, 29

ADDED

LIMITED TO 64 PLAYERS DOUBLE ELEMINATION - RACE TO 3 $100 ENTRY REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1ST

ALL DETAILS ON BOTH EVENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE STARTING MARCH 1ST GO TO: CALIFORNIABILLIARDCLUB.COM

cabilliardclub@yahoo.com

www.californiabilliardclub.com

12-42” Plasma TVs Expanded Menu 881 E. El Camino Real - Mountain View, CA (650) 965-3100 March 2011 - Stroke Magazine 9


D ave S hlemperis Wins

Dinko Busanich, Ariel Rivera, Lionel Rivera, Victor Nau, Mike Panzarella, and Scott Murphy were among the competitors, along with top NY-area ladies Diana Rojas, Pam Ogarek, Erin McManus, and Gail Glazebrook. In a breakthrough performance in this event, NYC's Dave Shlemperis would not see a loss at Cue Nine, making for his first win on the tour. Going through the winner's bracket, Dave defeated Jimmy Martinez 7-5, Joe Gibbons 7-4, Erin McManus 7-2, and Rene Villalobos 7-3 to go to the hot seat match. L-R 1st Place Dave Shlemperis, 3rd Place Diana Rojas One of the tour's top up-and2nd Place winner Phil Davis coming players, CT's Phil Davis, By Alison M. Fischer, NYCgrind.com took on Dave Shlemperis for the hot seat after defeating Michael Yednak 7-3, Scott Simonetti The 2011 Predator Tour's second stop of the 7-1, Ken Debroske 8-7, Jack Smith 7-5, and Mark season brought 71 players to Long Island's newest Pantovic 7-5, before falling to Dave Shlemperis in pool room, Cue Nine, on February 19-20 for the $1,000 added event. Owner John Brendle has completely renovated and re-invigorated the space that was once Leisure Time Billiards, to create an upscale room with style. Cue Nine has has also brought on celebrity chefs Tony Kang & Mark Bynum who won the show "Chopped" on the Food Network on board to design a masterful menu, which surprised and delighted many. Most recently, Cue Nine made headlines as it hosted an all-star charity fundraiser for Long Island's Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center which featured Predator Tour founder Tony L-R 1st Place OpenPro Winner Joey Joey K Korsiak Robles along with Mika Immonen, Andy 2nd Place Winner Jeremy Sossei Segal, and "Kiss of Death". The players and supporters of the benefit, which was the hot seat match, 9-3. coordinated by Charles Eames, raised a total of Phil Davis would then match up in the semifinal $3,000 in funds to support the non-profit Long against the winner of the loser's bracket… Diana Island animal shelter. "Snooky" Rojas, who not only fought through nine Despite only having opened a few short loser's side matches after a first-round loss, but months ago, Cue Nine is already showing support was battling walking pneumonia. In the semifinal, for the area tours, and this tour stop marked the Diana and Phil had a close battle that ended 9-8 in Predator's first appearance at the new room. In the Phil's favor, earning a rematch in the final against A/B/C/D event, a number of the tour's top players Dave Shlemperis. Kudos to Diana for showing including Scott Simonetti, Phil Davis, Mike Yednak,

Park Place Billiards Club Clearwater, FL

February 20, 2011 25 players • 9-Ball • $500 added 1st $400.00 Jake Jacobsen 2nd $200.00 Jarred Schaugh 3rd $110.00 Jason Richko 4th $75.00 Jose Del Rio 5th - 6th $50.00 Mark Wathen, Van Phan 7th - 8th $50.00 Sasha Kauper, Jon Curtis 9th - 12th $40.00 Mark Neal, Joe Reiger, Jason Bowen, Bettina Chase Top Woman 40 10 Stroke Magazine - March 2011

tremendous heart to finish in third! In the finals, both players continued their standout play… but when the dust settled, Dave Shlemperis walked away with a hill-hill 9-8 win. This was a huge win for Dave, who got a big boost in the point standings from the double points win! Congratulations to Dave for winning his first ever Predator Tour stop! In the Open/Pro 10-Ball division, top Long Island player Joey Korsiak "Joey K" would persevere to snap off the one-day event on Sunday, February 20. However, he would have to get through Jeremy Sossei first. Jeremy went through the winner's bracket undefeated with wins over Mike Fingers 8-6, Charles Eames 8-1, Oscar Bonilla 8-3, and took out Joey Korsiak in the match for the hot seat at 8-2. Joey K started out with an 8-4 win over Jerry Tarantola, to then defeat Mike Miller 8-4, and Tony Robles 8-7 before his loss to Jeremy Sossei. However, Joey bounced back to defeat Oscar Bonilla 8-7 in the semifinal to have a second chance against Jeremy Sossei. In the finals, Joey K took control of the match from the start and ended with a dominant 8-3 win, which locked down his position to #1 in the tour standings. Interestingly, Joey K had a history of wins at the former Leisure Time Billiards weekly tournaments, as well as a Joss Tour event hosted there… making his win a strong start to a new beginning at Cue Nine. A/B/C/D FINAL RESULTS: 1st: $1000 Dave Shlemperis 2nd: $650 Phil Davis 3rd: $425 Diana Rojas 4th: $300 Mark Pantovic 5th/6th: $225 Pat Dugan, Rene Villalobos 7th/8th: $175 Ron Mason, Billy Santiago 9th-12: $100 Erin McManus, Luis Novas, Ed Hugh, Jack Smith PRO FINAL RESULTS: 1st: $800 Joseph Korsiak "Joey K" 2nd: $500 Jeremey Sossei "The Giant Killer" 3rd: $250 Oscar Bonilla 4th: $140 Tony Robles


Dennis Orcullo on Top of the World

Story & photo courtesy of Jerry Forsyth Our final day in Fujairah began with a playoff for third place between Darren Appleton and David Alcaide. Alcaide dominated the match as Appleton only came to the table sparingly. Alcaide won 9-2. Then it was time for the Championship match between Dennis Orcullo of the Philippines and Niels Feijen of the Netherlands. Orcullo won the lag and broke and ran the first rack. It then became the Orcullo break ad run show as repeated this performance ever and over until the score stood at 5-0. Orcullo had to play in local qualifiers to get into the tournament and he was making the most of the opportunity. When he broke the rack in game 6 he scratched in the side pocket and Feijen had his first opportunity. Feijen polished off that rack to put his first mark on the board at 5-1 down. He then suffered a dry break but left a tough run of balls for Orcullo. Orcullo had to bank the three ball cross corner to get his run begun and then had a very tough lay of the land to navigate. He took his time surveying each shot and did a simply marvelous job of getting through the rack with one tough position after another. But he left himself long on the 8 ball and it rattled in the jaws, returning Feijen to the table. Feijen had a big problem with the 14 ball. Everything else had a pocket but the 14 was blocked from the corner by the 8 ball. He would need to slide into a narrow window between the two to play t he 14 up-table, attempt a bank, or try to move the 14 with another shot. Or he could play a safe and try to get ball in hand. He chose

Dennis Orcullo

the safe, locking Orcullo behind the 13 ball way up-table. Orcullo called the 8 in the corner and measured his kick shot. He missed the 8 ball and scratched, again awarding ball in hand to Feijen. Feijen positioned the cue between the 8 and the 12 ball which he had moved next to the 14 on his safety, made the shot and finished off the table to bring our score to 5-2. Feijen made two balls on the next snap and had an easy layout. He very quickly made it 5-3. He was running throughout he next rack with ease when he got what appeared to be a skid on the 4 ball and it stayed up between the corner jaws. Orcullo was back at the table. He cleared up and the score became 6-3 in our race to ten games. Orcullo made a great spread of the balls on the next break and finished that rack easily to lead 7-3. The outlook began to truly dim for Feijen when Orcullo made three balls on the next break and faced an open table of well-spread balls. It was soon 8-3 Orcullo. But Orcullo scratched in the side pocket on the break to bring some light to Feijen’s chances. But he missed a long shot to the corner early on and Orcullo finished off the balls to claim his spot on the hill. Orcullo now stood one rack away from his first World title. He made two balls on the break but the table was not an easy one to finish off. But he made it look easy and sank the final 8 ball to a celebration of fans in the arena. FInal score 10-3. Thanks again must go out to the organizers and sponsors such as Etisalat, Dubai SPorts, the Chantoot Group, Fujairah International Airport and all the others who made this event such a great success.

March 2011 - Stroke Magazine 11


Planet Pool Tour 1st Stop Results

Mike Davis, Mike Ricciardella,Brett Stottlemyer

Planet Pool Tour made its way to Champion Billiards Sports Café on Saturday Feb 12th. A Strong field of 71 Players came out to play players like Mike Davis, Brett Stottemyer, Kevin Baily, Bucky Souvanthong, Josh Brothers, Matt Krah, Andy Lincoln, Sean Morgan, Michael Wong and Tommy Kay to name a few. Leading the half of the bracket was Mike Davis with wins over Chris Hansen 9-4, Todd Strickland 9-5, Steve Wiggesworth 9-6, Paul Duty 9-4, Alan Duty 9-1, and Ryan McCreesh 9-6. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Kevin Bailey with wins over Dan Madden 9-5, Ryan Jones 9-6, Matt Krah 9-6, Russ Obaker 9-2, Andy Lincoln 9-5, and Scott Tollefson 9-1. Playing for the hot seat was Mike Davis Vs Kevin Bailey this was a one sided match with Mike Davis taking control of the match from the start and never looking back on his way to a 9-4 win and sending Keving Bailey to the one lost side. Waiting for Bailey on the one lost side was Brett Stottlemyer this was a great match with Stottlemyer pulling of the win 7-5 to get to the finals. In the finals it was Brett Stottlemyer Vs Mike Davis, Stottlemyer has to beat Davis twice to win the event. This day belonged to Mike Davis as he won the match 7-4 and the first stop of the Planet Pool. I would like to thank all the players that came out to play. Also al the sponsors for their support. 1st $1000 2nd $825 3rd $575 4th $450 5th/6th $200 7th/8th $150 9th-12th $100 13th-16th $70

Mike Davis Brett Stottlemyer Kevin Bailey Bucky Souvanthong Scott Tollefson, Ryan Mcreesh Dominic Noe, Russ Obaker Andy Lincoln, Michael Wong, Alan Duty, Sean Morgan Dan Madden, Josh Brothers, John Newton, Edward Nowakowski

Megan Smith, Mike Ricciardella, Linda Shea and Madison Shea

LADIES EVENT The Planet Pool women Tour made it way to Champion Billiards Sports Café on Sunday Feb 13th a strong field of 21 players came out to play, players like Lai Li, Megan Smith, Linda Shea, Nicole Vincent, Cheryl Squire, Aubrey James, and Shanna Lewis to name a few. Leading the top Half of the bracket was Megan Smith with wins over Bethany Kurtz 6-1, Kia Sidbury 6-0, Shanna Lewis 6-4, and Linda Shea 6-3. Leading the bottom half of the bracket was Nicole Vincent with wins over Spring Helligrath 7-3, Aubrey James 6-5, and Cheryl Squire 6-5. Playing for the hot seat was Megan Smith Vs Nicole Vincent this was a good match with Megan Smith taking control from the start never looking back to win the match 6-3 and sending Vincent to the one lost side. Waiting for Nicole Vincent on the one lost side was Linda Shea this was a one sided match with Linda winning easily 5-2 to get to the finals. In the finals it was Megan Smith Vs Linda Shea this match was one race to 7 this was a great match that had both players going back and forth with Meagan Smith pulling away late in the match to win 7-4 and to win the season opener.I would like to thank all the players that came out to play and a the sponsors for there support 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th

Meagan Smith Linda Shea Nicole Vincent Shanna Lewis Julie Skripac Cheryl Squire

$600 $350 $200 $150 $105 $105

12th (2011) U.S. Open One Pocket Championship Field Size Due to extensive player interest, CueSports International (CSI) announces they are expanding the field size and dates for the 12th (2011) U.S. Open One Pocket Championship being held this May at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The expanded field size will now be a maximum of 64 players (up from the initially announced 48). The tournament is also now a 4 day event instead of a 3 day event, starting on Thursday, May 12th (instead of the initially announced Friday, May 13th). The event is still scheduled to conclude Sunday evening, May 15th. Due to the start date being moved ahead to the 12th, the Mandatory Player’s Meeting is now scheduled for 8 pm, Wednesday, May 11th. The U.S. Open One Pocket Championship is being held the four days 12 Stroke Magazine - March 2011

and

Dates Expanded

preceding the 3rd (2011) U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and in conjunction with the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships. For more information about the U.S. Open One Pocket Championship and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship visit www.playcsipool.com. For more information about the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships visit www.playbca. com. Long time event host, the Riviera Hotel & Casino has lowered their room rates for the BCAPL 2011 nationals with a three tier pricing structure ($60 $80 per night). To receive these great new rates (with no resort fee), you must book through the BCAPL online Riviera booking link or call the Riviera toll-free number (800) 634-6753 Group Code BCAPCPP. Go to: BOOK MY ROOM AT THE RIV


Parisian & Morris

KINGS OF THE HILL causing havoc on the one loss side The poison tours latest stop was at with wins over Tony Crosby 6-3, Capones Billiards lounge in Spring Chris Sepluveda 6-5, Han Berber Hill Florida, 2,5,2011. Saturdays 6-1, Steve Goulding 6-1 and then $1000 added amateur event would a strong 6-4 win over Corey Deuel see 52 players show up. Tim Parisian to Spoil the Capones party. Morris a player known more from the Joss would prove to be to tough and North East Tour would now make his would come through with a 7-3 win name known in Florida by making to take the Poison tour title playing his way to the hotseat with strong with a Poison Cue. wins over Wayne Thomas 7-3, John Stucky 7-5, Jarred Schlauch 7-5, The Tour would like to thank room Jerry Troisi 7-6, Joe Scarborough owner Rocky Mcelroy and his staff and then a 7-3 win over Coot for hosting a great event. The tour Highsmith to capture the hotseat. was also trying to raise money for the YMCA annual giving campaign, On the one loss side Louie Smith Tony Crosby donated $200 plus AKA the Spoiler was living up to his two cues one was raffled off with nickname with 7 wins back to back another $300 being raised and this before running into another local was then matched by Open winner player making a name for himself Rodney Morris donating $500 from Bill Delisle, leaving Smith in 7th. his own pocket. The other cue was Delisle would finish 5th after a 5-4 signed bye all the pro players on loss to Mike Destefano, Who would the day and will also be raffled of then lose to Joe Scarborough. at the next event with 100% of the Scarborough Would then beat Coot proceeds going to the YMCA. Highsmith 5-0 to set up a final match with Parisian. Our next stop will be at Park The final would be a classic with Avenue Billiards, Jacksonville FL Tony Crosby & Tim Parisian 2,26,2011. This is a brand new Parisian coming out of the gates room which could prove to be one strong to take a commanding 6-3 of the best venues for hosting lead only for Scarborough to rally events in Florida. Come out to watch or play and you will see why. back and take the set 7-6 to force a one rack shoot out. Parisian would Jacksonville is also the home town for our title sponsors Poison, Which finally get his chance navigating his way through a very tough rack to be is made by Predator cues so expect some bonus giveaways and a little crowned Poison Tour Champion. extra fun. Sunday would see 29 players show up for the $1000 Added open event, 3 Ladies would take advantage of the $20 entry fee into what would AMATEUR PAYOUTS. 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $300 4th $200 5th-6th $140 7th-8th $100 9th-12th $70 13th-16th $50

Tim Parisian Joe Scarborough Coot Highsmith Mike Destefano Bill Delisle, Jason Bowen Jason Attkison, Louie Smith Neil lalone, Chris Gentile, Steve Goulding, Jerry Troisi Everette Elliveau, Rick Gatta, Derek Greenwood, Dale Campbell

OPEN PAYOUTS, 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $300 4th $200 5th-6th $100

Rodney Morris Mike Destefano Corey Deuel Steve Goulding Louie Smith, Han Berber

prove to be a very strong field. With the likes of Rodney Morris and Corey Deuel capones House pro’s, Mike Davis, Tommy Kennedy, Tony Crosby, Hunter Lombardo and John Ditoro to mention a few. Deuel would make his way to the hotseat match with strong wins over Tony Crosby 7-4, Hunter Lombardo 7-6 and then a 7-5 win over Han Berber. Rodney Morris was not looking to be upstaged as he on home court as he made his way through to face Deuel with wins over Avi Vega 7-4, Casey Merrel 7-2, Chris Sepluveda 7-3 and then Steve Goulding 7-1 to set up a match with Deuel. This would be another classic going all the way with Morris coming out on top with a 7-6 win. While all this was going on Mike Destefano was March 2011 - Stroke Magazine 13


Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

Read Online www.strokemagazine.net DATE Mar 5 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 10-13 Mar 13 Mar 19-20 Mar 19-20 Mar 19-20 Mar 20 Mar 20 Mar 26 Mar 26 Mar 26 Mar 26-27 Mar 26-27 Mar 26-27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Apr 2 Apr 2 Apr 2-3 Apr 3 Apr 9 Apr 16-17 Apr 16-17 Apr 23 Apr 23 Apr 29-May 1 Apr 30 Apr 30 May 7 May 13-15 May 13-21 May 14 May 15 May 16-21 May 21 May 28-29 Jun 4-5 Jun 4-5 Jun 11-12 Jun 18-19 Jul 8-9 Jul 22-24

CITY E Rutherford, NJ Providence, RI Vineland, NJ Valley Forge, PA Somerset, NH Brooklyn, NY Clifton Park, NY N Syracuse, NY Levittown, NY Somersworth, NH Tampa, FL Elida, OH Edison, NJ Orange Park, FL Tampa, FL Syracuse, NY Nashua, NH Jackson Hghts, NY Alsip, IL E Rutherford, NJ W Hempstead, NY Frasier, PA Brooklyn, NY Albany, NY Lindenhurst, NY Holiday, FL Edison, NJ Mtn View, CA Alsip, IL New York, NY Edison, NJ Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV E Rutherford, NJ Seminole, FL Las Vegas, NV Jackson Hghts, NY New York, NY W Hempstead, NY Williamsville, NY Providence, RI New York, NY Spring Hill, FL Glen Burnie, MD

LOCATION Castle Billiards Snookers Q-Ball Billiards TAP Busters Billiards Skyline Billiards Trick Shot Billiards Salt City Billiards Cue Nine Billiards Busters Billiards Strokers 2 East Road Billiards Sandcastle Billiards Park Ave Billiards CSI Salt City Billiards Boston Billiard Club BQE Billiards CSI Qualifier Castle Billiards Raxx Pool Room Main Line Billiards Gotham City Billiards Golden Cue Billiards Mr Cue Billiards Hammerheads Sandcastle Billiards California Billiard Club CSI Qualifier Eastside Billiards Sandcastle Billiards CSI BCAPL Castle Billiards Side Pocket CSI BQE Billiards Amsterdam Billiards Raxx Pool Room Bison Billiards Snookers Billiards Amsterdam Billiards Capone’s Billiards Big Daddy’s Billiards

PHONE (201) 933-6007 (401) 351-7665 (609) 691-8789 (800) 984-7665 (603) 692-7926 (718) 627-3407 (518) 383-8771 (315) 454-8643 (516) 796-4600 (603) 692-7926 (813) 814-2277 (419) 331-7225 (732) 632-9277 (904) 215-1557 (727) 510-2849 (315) 454-8643 (603) 595-2121 (718) 779-4348 (708) 388-3700 (201) 933-6007 (516) 538-9896 (610) 647-8805 (718) 714-1002 (518) 459-9442 (631) 226-9486 (727) 939-9494 (732) 632-9277 (605) 965-3100 (708) 388-3700 (212) 831-7665 (732) 632-9277 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (201) 933-6007 (727) 399-0890 (702) 719-7665 (718) 779-4348 (212) 496-8180 (516) 538-9896 (716) 632-0281 (401) 351-7665 (212) 995-0333 (352) 688-9965 (410) 757-3488

EVENT / RULES Tri State Tour B-C-D 9-Ball Rack’em Up Tour Mezz Pro-Am Tour Rally in the Valley 9-Ball Robert Dionne Memorial Mezz Pro-Am NYC Champ. Joss NE Tour Dishaw Cues CNY Tour Tri State Tour A-B-C-D 9-Ball Robert Dionne Memorial Florida Classic Cue Tour Steve Cook Mem. 9-Ball Tri State Tour C-D 9-Ball SE Open Strokers 10-Ball Qualifier Joss NE Tour New England 9-Ball 10-Ball Predator 9-Ball Tour A-B-C-D Red Shoes 10 Ball Qual. Tri State Tour A-B-C-D 10-Ball Joss NE Tour Mezz Pro-Am Tour Tri State Tour B-C-D 9-Ball Northeast 9-Ball Open Predator 9-Ball Tour Open/Pro Florida Classic Cue Tour Tri State Tour A-B-C-D 9-Ball Seminole Pro Tour 10-Ball Red Shoes One Pocket Qual. Tri State Tour B-C-D 9-Ball Tri State Tour B-C-D 10-Ball U S Open One Pocket BCAPL Nationals Tri State Tour A-B-C-D 9-Ball Florida Classic Tour U S Open 10 Ball Tri State Tour B-C-D 9-Ball Tri State Tour B-C-D 9-Ball Predator 9-Ball A-B-C-D Open/Pro Joss NE Tour Joss NE Tour Predator 9-Ball Tour Open/Pro Seminole Pro Tour 10-Ball Maryland 14.1 Championships

ENTRY Call Call Call Call Call Call $70/$120 Call Call Call $45M/$25W $20+$10 g.f. Call $55 $65 (incl g.f) $120/$70 Call Call $75 (incl g.f.) Call $120/$70 Call Call $120/$70 Call $45M/$25W Call $115 $75 (incl g.f.) Call Call Call Varied Call $45M/$25W Call Call Call Call $120/$70 $120/$70 Call $300 $275

ADDED $500 Call $1,000 Call $1,000 $3,000 $2,000 Call $1,000 $1,000 $500 $500 $750 $1,000 $500 $2,000 $100 $1,000 $250 w/16 max $500 $2,000 $1,000 $1,250 $2,000 $1,000 $500 $1,000 $12,000 $250 w/16 max $1,000 $750 $10,000 Guar $750,000 payout $500 $500 w/20 $25,000 Guar $1,000 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,000 $1,000 $25,000 $8,000

TIME Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Noon Call Call Call 11 AM Call Call Call 10 AM Call Call Call Call Call Call Noon Call Call 10 AM Call Call Call Call Call Noon Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call

TM

www.ustream.tv/channel/otbntv-live

www.facebook.com/otbntv

www.twitter.com/otbntv

Streaming Schedule

Presents

Mar 16-20, 2011 SD State 8-Ball Rapid City, SD

Apr 1-3, 2011 Platte Valley Open - WY

Apr 8-10, 2011 MCMOA Montana State 8-Ball

To Schedule your LIVE Streaming call 406-285-3099

14 Stroke Magazine - March 2011


Spring Is In The Air...

It’s Time To Rock The Riv!

$750,000 35th BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships May 11-22, 2011 Riviera Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Baby!

May 12-15, 2011 $10,000 Added

May 16-21, 2011 $25,000 Added

BCAPL National 9-Ball Championships 9-Ball Challenge May 11-12 9-Ball Open Singles May 12 9-Ball Teams May 21-22

LIVE STREAM / PPV Free for Riviera Guests FOR INFORMATION ON ALL EVENTS VISIT:

Photos by Ashi Fachler (ashi@billiardphoto.com)

Produced by

www.TheBreakMagazine.com

Sponsored by

March 2011 - The Break

35


Stroke Magazine March Issue 2011  
Stroke Magazine March Issue 2011  

The March Issue of Stroke Magazine for pool players in the Eastern and Southern U.S. is now available online. Read the results of the World...

Advertisement