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One Pocket Hall of Fame Daulton elected to One Pocket and Bank Pool

The nomination and voting process is now complete for our incoming class of One Pocket Hall of Fame inductees. OnePocket.org is pleased to announce that Shannon Daulton has been elected both for One Pocket and Bank Pool this year. He joins an elite small group of players that are represented both in the Bank Pool and One Pocket divisions of our Hall of Fame, and is the first to be elected to both in the same year. Shannon also becomes our youngest player ever inducted -- a fitting honor, since no player before or since has ever come to dominate the game of One Pocket at such an early age as Shannon did, beginning as a teenager. Congratulations to Shannon Daulton! We are also proud to announce that the late champion Larry Price will be our second inductee in the discipline of Bank Pool this year. Larry was a two-time winner of the Derby City Classic Banks division.

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BUBET WINS

Kyle Bubet wins Clifton Billiards’ A/D Tri-State Tour event. During the event, Kyle went undefeated through the field against Jaydev Zaveri 6 - 1; A-Karim Moumen 6 - 4; Anthony Mattia 6 - 5; Greg Ackerman 6 - 2; and Chris Kelly 7 - 6 for the Hot Seat. During this time Greg Ackerman worked his way face Chris Kelly for the finals. They decided to split 2nd & 3rd and play a sudden death game to see who takes 2nd. Greg survived to move onto Kyle. Kyle, received a call that his mother was ill and the hour being late, they decided to split 1st & 2nd with the undefeated player taking the win. Special recognition goes to Chris Kelly for a strong 3rd place and Jimmy Rivera winning 6 in a row, after his first round loss, for fourth place. Please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billiards, Poison Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics for their sponsorship leading to this event.

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JIMMY RIVERA stops challenge by KOKA DAVLADZE Jimmy Rivera wins his first Tri-State Tour event at Cue Bar’s A/D tournament. During the event, Jimmy defeated Dave Shlemperis 7- 4 and Rhio Anne Flores 7 - 5 before being sent to the one loss side by Stewart Warnock 7 - 1. He went on to win six straight matches against Darren DeFelippis 7 - 2; Rhio Anne Flores 7 - 5; avenged himself again Stewart Warnock 7 - 2; Ramon Feliciano 7 - 5; and Yakov Bellelman 8 - 5 to reach the YAKOV BEKKELMAN; JIMMY RIVERA; KOKA DAVLADZE Finals against undefeated Koka Davladze. Jimmy proceeded to take charge against Koka, and Koka failed to

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Frady Undefeated

or the second week in a row, a Jordan brother challenged a hot seat Middlebrook, and sat in the hot seat, waiting for Jeff Jordan. occupant in the finals On the loss side, Jordan of a stop on the Great ran right into brother Randy, who'd shut out Jason Labonte Southern Billiard Tour. Last week (Feb. 9-10), after winning and defeated Tommy Najar 9-6 seven on the loss side, Randy Jordan to reach him (the brothers had tried it, and was held off by Daniel met in the quarterfinals the McKinney. This week (Feb. 16-17), week before). Miller picked up Justin Hightower who'd gotten it was brother Jeff's turn. He'd made it as far as the winners' side by Danny Greer double hill, final four before heading west for and Mike Byars 7-2. Jeff (B) a three-match journey back to the eliminated Randy (A) 7-5, and finals, where Aaron Frady ended the in the quarterfinals, met up with streak to complete an undefeated Miller, who'd downed Hightower run. The $1,000-added event drew 9-4. 61 entrants to Johnny Archer's Brother Jeff then chalked Marietta Club in Marietta, GA. up two straight victories Shannon "The Cannon" Daulton, Aaron Frady, Jeff Jordan, & Johnny Archer (owner of Frady moved among the over "A" players; Miller in Marietta Billiard Club) winners' side final four for a the quarterfinals 7-4 and match against Tim Miller, as Jeff Jordan faced Jesse Middlebrook. Frady (B) Middlebrook in the semifinals 7-5. In a single set final, Jordan pushed got into the hot seat match with a 7-7 handicapped win over Miller (A), as Frady to the brink, but fell that single game short, as Frady completed his Middlebrook sent Jordan over 9-2 to meet up with his brother. Frady, in his undefeated run to claim the event title. second straight match against an "A" player, gave up only a single rack to

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Ga Young Kim

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Proving her pool prowess once again, Korea's Ga Young Kim offered an awesome display of cue talent, winning two straight sets against Atlanta's Monica Webb, 4-0, 4-0 to take the title in the 2013 WPBA Masters, defeating Atlanta's Monica Webb. Allison Fisher faced Ga Young Kim in today's first semi-final match. Fisher took the first set 4-3, then led 2-1 in the next set before Ga Young Kim came back to win that set 4-3, forcing a one game sudden death playoff! Ga Young Kim won the lag in the final game, then took the game, set, match after a safety battle, earning herself a spot in the finals. Atlanta's Monica Webb faced off against Karen Corr in the second semi-final match. In a complete opposite of the first semi final, Monica Webb won an unbelievable eight straight games to defeat Corr in straight sets, 4-0, 4-0. She now faces Ga Young Kim in the ESPN3 live televise finals! For the first time in the history of the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!), the entire semi final and final matches ran LIVE on ESPN3 and will be archived there for 30 days. Fans can head to http://www.wpba.com for more info and tournament brackets, or visit the link direct at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/817665/

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“The“The Viper” Viper” An Interview by:

An Interview with Young Aspiring Player Sky Woodward

Melissa Little

Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top-10 WPBA career finishes. Melissa is currently the housepro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Downtown Denver. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com Read more articles by Melissa Little at www.onthebreaknews.com

Last year, I participated in the August’ Midwest 9-Ball Tour event in Olathe, KS and early in the tournament I noticed a young player by the name of Sky Woodward practicing alone. I was so intrigued by his play, I thought I would take a chance and buy him in the second Calcutta and low and behold he won the tournament. We are now in 2013, I am proud to introduce you to Mr. Sky Woodward… The Interview:

Viper: Where were you born?

Sky: I was born on May 7th, 1993 in a small town population of about 25,000 called Paducah, KY Viper: Where and when did you first start playing pool?

Sky: I started playing pool when I was around 10-years old and my dad introduced to the game. My dad has always been a pretty good tournament player and as long as I can remember I was always his sidekick at the pool hall and when I got old enough to hold a cue I started playing.

Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards so far in your young career?

Sky: My biggest accomplishment so far is when I finished 4th in this years Kentucky Derby Banks event. I also won last years Midwest 9-ball tournament in Olathe, KS beating Oklahoma’s Shane McMinn in the finals 9-4. He beat me the first set 9-6 but being a true double

elimination tournament he would have had to have beaten me twice to win the title. Earlier in the tournament, Shane and I played for the hot-seat match and he had me down 8-2 and I had a good come back and ended up winning the match 9-8. Here is a list of my other accomplishments: August 2012 won Midwest 9 ball Championship in Olathe, KS Sept 2012 TAP National Champion - Charleston, SC 2011 Pioneer National Champion 2011 - 5th JR Nationals 2010 KY State Junior Champion Viper continued page 22

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Looking for you in the Winners Circle

The Monk

Tim Miller

At the Chicago World 9 Ball Championship back in the 90’s I asked Johnny Archer what he was going to do after winning that event. He told me he would go home and practice. Figuring I am going to learn a deep dark closely guarded secret I ask him what are the things he is going to work on. He said, “I will work on the fundamentals Monk. You know that”. This conversation took place almost twenty years ago. Since then I have preached fundamentals to all my students. The mechanics should not be rocket science yet just about every teacher has a new approach to the subject. Since I have been here in the Philippines I always go through the mechanics with my students. I take them through the four strokes and cue ball speed. While we work on this skill development I am making some minor adjustments in their stance. Here is where the fundamentals of the mechanics come in to play. This is a critical part of their training. It does not take long with the Filipino student as most of them have a great stroke to begin with. The basics of the mechanics have everything to do with the Pre Shot Routine. Mechanics. Think of yourself as one of those sophisticated robots standing at the table. Your mechanical body consists of many parts. When you lean in to your stance to land on the cue ball all the intricate parts must fall into place. If one small part is out of place you will not see the target therefore your brain will not be able to issue the command to execute. Without the 100% command you cannot commit to the shot. No commitment, no success. I had one student who did not line up his feet. His right leg was out of line with the shot. So he had one part of all the pieces out of line. I explained that he had an eye in the center of his right foot. He needed to see the target with that eye. So he had to adjust and move his foot more to his right. With this adjustment the quality of hit began to improve. When I pointed this out he smiled. He had trouble with his landing. When he came

down to the cue ball he was about two inches short. I had to move him closer so he could drive his cue tip through the cue ball. I also noticed that he really emphasized his follow through. This caused a steering effect on the cue tip contact. I set up a mark about four inches ahead of the cue ball and had him follow through to that mark over and over. Then I noticed that his grip was a little tight. I had him hold the cue out pointed at me and I tried to pull it away. It would not budge. Our grip should be free and easy. Not real lose, but free so we are do not lose our instincts. He also did not have a solid pre shot routine. On some shots he took three practice strokes, on others he took five and on others he only took one. I needed to help him develop a solid reliable pre shot routine. We spent more than two hours on his Pre Shot Routine. Here is where my lessons are so powerful. By taking him through the four strokes of pool and cue ball speed, he was developing an awareness of the game, while he was working on his mechanics and pre shot routine. Most students who go through the ROAD PLAYERS or THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE tell you they are not sure what they learned. They will tell you they are much better than they were before. I did not flood them with knowledge. I helped them with skill development. THE MASTERS program is designed around your cognitive awareness. You accumulate knowledge. THE ROAD PLAYERS is designed around performance. THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE is designed to make you work hard to reach a specific goal. The three elements of great pocket billiards play are Accumulate knowledge Knowledge applied is skill developed Perform that which you know. Do that and I will see you in the winners circle.

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COLUMNIST

Bob Jewett

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Tailored Progress One of the the most common questions from beginners is “What should I practice?” The answer to that is simple: shots you have trouble with. Work on your weaknesses until they are strengths and in particular work on the problem shots that keep coming up in your games. The next step, which is at least as important as knowing what to practice is figuring out how to practice it. I’m a big advocate of a technique I call “Progressive Practice”. Let’s look at how it works for a typical problem that a beginner might have. The problem is shots into the corner with just a little angle. The practice begins with a shot that is nearly 100% like the shot on the 1 ball. Place a coin on the table -- this will mark the progress of the drill -- a short distance from the pocket and put the cue ball by it. Place an object ball half way to the pocket with a slight angle. Shoot the shot. Even though this shot is easy to the point of being unmissable, be sure to go through your full pre-shot checklist. Chalk, angle, approach, bridge, warmups, sighting, stroke, observe ... all of that. If you make the shot, move the coin farther away from the pocket and reset the cue ball and object ball. Remember to move the coin away from the pocket each time you make the shot. After a couple of shots you might have the shot on the 3 depending on how fast you move the coin. Let’s say you are moving it half a diamond (about 6 inches) each time. If you miss the shot move the coin back to the next easier notch. This is very important. If you only move the coin to a harder position you will soon be missing nearly all the time. If

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you balance harder/easier according to miss/make you will end up with most of your shots challenging but not too difficult. After 10 or 15 shots at this drill you may have progressed out to the 8 ball shot. If that’s where you stop making progress -- the coin is just oscillating harder/ easier around that distance -- you have found the shot difficulty for which you are 50% to make the shot. If you like to keep notes on your game, draw up the drill and note how far you managed to move the coin away from the pocket. If you feel like working on this particular shot some more, start over around the 3 position. Again, be sure to work on setting up solidly and putting the object ball right in the center of the pocket. This kind of drill has several nice features. If you like to score yourself to track your progress you can simply look at the position of the coin at the end of your practice -- there is no need to count each shot. The shots are challenging without being frustrating. If you do feel frustrated with only a 50% success rate towards the end of the set, you can adjust that. Instead of moving the coin an equal amount farther/nearer for success/failure, move the coin half as far for successes. What are your problem shots? Can you find a way to practice them with a way to increase the difficulty after a success? If so, you can make your own Progressive Practice drill for your own game. Demonstrations of this way to practice are available on the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP) DVD set I make with Dr. Dave Alciatore.


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doesn’t make you a loser. I was recently at a tournament, with a lot of good players. A friend of mine had commented that during one of his matches that he’d beat a well known national champion during this tournament and he had done it pretty handedly. He walked over to shake his hand and told him “good play”. The person didn’t respond, was kind of moody and arrogant about it, being down from his loss I’m sure. My friend is somewhat outspoken and he just proposed a question to him, “Have you ever lost before?” The gentleman looked at him a little befuddled and said, “Well, yes”. My friend’s comment was to the point, “Then act like it!”, which in my opinion speaks volumes. We all like to win and we all lose but you’ve got to realize also that you’re probably going to do more losing throughout a years time than winning. It’s like any other sport, the batting average of any major league player is good if it’s 33%. So you figure if you lose a lot there has to be something to be gained from that loss. You can approach it in several different ways. You can become moody, arrogant, don’t want to talk to anybody, kind of brood about it. That is not very productive. We all tend to go over any game or any match we have lost to figure out perhaps where the turn around was, what we did. What we missed and how we could have done anything different. I know I have many times. If you walk away from a match after a loss and you’ve learned something from that, perhaps what not to do next time, then you gain. If we walk away with an attitude and figure, “Well, I’m just not on today”, “I’m not in stroke”, “The other guy was lucky”, that may be true. The greatest part of this game is that you learn and you keep learning. I don’t care if it’s Earl Strickland or if it’s some average barroom player. You should learn from your mistakes or your losses.

used. I’ve won a lot of games and many matches using the philosophy “Play to the level that you’re playing today”. Don’t think about how great you were. Don’t think about how great you could be. Think about how you are playing today and adapt. That’s what it’s about, it’s adapting to conditions that you’re playing. We all get bad rolls. We all get unlucky, but we all get lucky as well. We all get good rolls. That’s not saying that they average out but utilize how you play at the time you’re playing. Just because you lost doesn’t make you a loser. There’s always another match and another day. Revenge is always one of the best reasons for winning

I like to watch opponents. Not necessarily opponents of mine but other opponents that I’ll meet some other time, on the road or even a little bit later in the tournament. I find their weaknesses so I can capitalize on my strengths. There’s many avenues that you can take to improve your game. Practice is only one of them, but to know the weaknesses of your opponents is a very crucial one. You can also learn from the mental attitude of an opponent. How he or she reacts in certain situations. If you play a lot of safeties that you don’t need to. You’re not in stroke. You’re on your ‘B’ game - so play a ‘B’ game. You run a couple and you duck and hide. Just one example that can be

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BISON BILLARD

JIM PEZZINO 1ST PLACE

DAVE BAUER 2ND PLACE

Bison Billards has another great turnout Another great turnout for Bison Billiards and our APA 6 and under singles bar box tournament. 26 shooters, $1200.00 in prize funds, and 10 new shooters for our 1st APA Masters format tournament,(masters league to follow). Great job Dave Bauer, the way you played, it won’t be long before you’re a 7. Congrats to Vicki Schara( a 3 handicap), who knocked off a couple of strong 6’s while winning 4 matches before being eliminated. Also to Norm Eastman a (4 handicap) who made it to the final 4 of the winners bracket before losing his 1st match. Norm finished one out of the money but played real strong all day.

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JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILE

NICKNAME: The Last Word HOME TOWN: Fruitland Park Florida BIRTH DATE: 3/12/2003 GRADE: 4th GPA: 3.4 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Shea's Fat Cats and many different poolhalls across Florida. WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Pechaour Custom Cue AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 2 y/d LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: 20102011 # 1 ranked Junior Player in Florida. Currently ranked # 2. OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: 2010 2nd place finish at the Atlanta Billiards Show. MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Winning my first ever qualifying tournament to get to the Junior Nationals at age 7. which made me the # 1 ranked player in Florida. In the junior division.

ERIC ANDREW BROWNING ROBERTS

SPONSOR(S): Pechaour Custom Cues and Pool A Holic apparel FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Michael Jackson HOBBIES: Baseball, football & soccer FAVORITE POOL GAME: straight pool and 9ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Allison Fisher FAVORITE FOOD: Macaroni and Cheese

FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: going places with my grandpa GOALS (PERSONAL AND/OR CAREER): to become the best pool player in the world ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a very good dancer. I am a very caring I person

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Sam Kantar tops the 8-Ball Jam Board at Slate Billiards

Boynton Kantor advanced to Beach, Fla. the semi-finals. The final (Feb. 16, match pitted McCloud 2013) – Fortyagainst Kantor. McCloud five players returned to forced Kantor to the hill, Slate Billiards Saturday but Kantor topped off the night to compete in the night. Not everyone left second Flamingo Billiards empty handed. T-shirts, Tour handicapped 8-Ball key chains, and other tournament. Sponsored prizes were given out, in part by Budweiser Black and all players received Crown, Z9 Billiards Cloth Budweiser’s new Black and Slate Billiards, this left to right: Tom McCloud, Sam Kantar, Mike Bradford, room owner. Crown. $500-added 8-Ball event Tournament matches drew lots of new faces. can be viewed at Ustream.com (search “Flamingo Billiards Tour However, local favorite Sam Kantor was the one to beat. Several at Slate BIlliards”), the Palm Beach ACS Stream page, and the players tried, but Kantor was unbeatable. This modified double elimination format, race to three, with Flamingo Billiards Tour Stream page. three skill levels allows players in all levels to make the money. Thanks to everyone who came out to play, to room owners Mike Bradford and Joe Sistarelli, (www.slatebilliards.com), Z9 Players initially compete within their own skill level. The highest Billiards Cloth and Budweiser Black Crown. finishers in each level redraw into a final single elimination board Alicia DeAbreu also won the paid spot to the Women’s of eight. At that point, the matches are handicapped. Making the final board: Pedro Ramirez, Dilamar DiSilva, Tom Flamingo Billiards Regional Tour Stop at Amy’s Billiards on March 9, McCloud, Sam Kantor, Scott Nodel, room owner Mike Bradford, 2013. For more information, visit www.flamingobilliardstour.com. Jeff Galon and Neil Vanek. Ramirez, DiSilva, McCloud and

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Estevan stops loss-side challenge by Singletary By Skip Maloney - AzB Staff

RESULTS

Bernardo Estevan had to get by Denny Singletarytwice, once among the winners' side final eight and again in the finals, to complete an undefeated February 23-24 weekend on the Simonis Cloth Classic Tour. The $1,500-added event drew 50 entrants to The Rail, in Athens, GA, which, over the last 15 years, has been hosting the Viking Tour, and now, the Simonis Cloth Classic Tour, under the tour directorship of Mike Janis. Once Estevan had dispatched Singletary to the loss side 9-5, he advanced to a winners' side semifinal against Justin Kaleb (formerly Israel Hightower). In the other semifinal, Jeramie Hill faced Jeremy Hart. Estevan downed Kaleb 9-7, and in the hot seat match faced Hart, who'd sent Hill west 9-3. Esteban got into the hot seat with a 9-6 win over Hart and waited on Singletary. On the loss side, Singletary got by Stoney Stone 9-6 and Bruce Berrong to draw Hill. Kaleb picked up Matt Denny Singletary and Bernado Estevan Bulfin, who'd defeated Joe Kirkland 9-1 and John Maikke 9-3 to reach him. Singletary gave up only a single rack against Hill and moved into the quarterfinals against Kaleb, Place who'd eliminated Bulfin 9-7. Singletary completed his five-match, 1st loss-side winning streak with a 9-6 victory over Kaleb in the quarterfinals and a 9-7 win over Hart in the semifinals. 2nd Estevan won the finals coin toss and opted to play 8-ball first 3rd (the Simonic Cloth Classic Tour is conducted using a format that 4th dictates both 8-ball and 9-ball play in the course of a match). 5th Playing 8-ball, Estevan took a commanding 6-1 lead. Singletary 5th cut into that lead, as the game switched to 9-ball, winning four of the final seven games, but Estevan prevailed to claim the event 7th title. 7th Tour director Mike Janis thanked owner Joe Kirkland and his 9th staff at The Rail, for his 15 years of on-going support, as well as 9th sponsors Simonis 9th Cloth, Steve Lomax SINCE 1961 Cues, Kamui Tips, 9th GOLD CROWN BILLIARDS Silver Cup Chalk, 13th First Pool Hall in Broward County Olhausen Billiards, Tim (11) 9 ft. Tables & (1) Golf Table 13th Open: 7 days 11am - 2am Everyday "The Monk" Miller, Burt -- Smoke Free -13th Joseph Cue Gloves, Call today & reserve your team 13th and Pool & Billiard 954.921.8439 2233 Hollywood Blvd, FL 33020 Magazine.

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EMPIRE STATE CHA M P I O N S H I P S

Steve Wright (rated an A) was also impressive in this event. After making it through three rounds on the winner’s Over the weekend side, he lost to Lidio Rasta at 7-5… of February 16-17, 104 but bounced back on the one-loss side players packed Raxx Pool Room in with wins over Barry Banks 7-5, Mike West Hempstead, NY to kick off the Yednak 7-3, Lidio Rasta 7-6, and Shawn 2013 Empire State Championships. Sookhai 7-6, where he would meet up For the first time, both the Amateur with Rene Villalobos in the quarterfinal. 9-Ball Championship and the Open/Pro In their quarterfinal match, Villalobos 10-Ball Championship were held over got out to a 6-1 lead in their race to the same weekend, with the amateur eight games. Although Villalobos only event getting underway at noon on needed two more games, Wright fought Saturday, and the open event at noon on back to eventually tie it hill-hill 7-7. Sunday. This event was the third stop of In the case game, Wright broke and the Predator Pro-Am Tour’s 2013 season. made three balls, but the cue ball also To see our photo gallery from the event, dropped, giving Villalobos ball in hand L-R Nick Chan (2nd), Yesid Garibello (1st), Rene Villalobos (3rd), Steve Wright scroll to the bottom of the page. to win the match. Steve Wright would The Amateur 9-Ball Championship (4th) - Photo by Alison M. Fischer finish in fourth place, while Rene was narrowed down to the final Villalobos moved on to the semifinal. twenty-four players at the end of Waiting to take on Villalobos Day 1, and those players moved on in the semifinal was Nick Chan, who to compete on Sunday, beginning at had earlier lost the hot seat match to 11am. To start day two, eight players Yesid Garibello. Chan initially went remained in the winner’s bracket, up 3-1 in this match, but the two while sixteen players were still alive on players fought a close battle, tying at the one-loss side. 3-3, then hill-hill at 6-6. In the final In the upper half of the bracket, game, after breaking and running which featured the C & D class to the five ball, Villalobos ended up players, Brooklyn player Nick Chan stuck with no view on the five. He (C+) would be the player from that turned the table over to Chan with bracket to make it to the hot seat ball in hand. While running out for match. On day one, Chan took wins the win, Chan got out of line on the over Tony Ignomirello 7-6, Brian 9, and had to play safe. They exchange Schell 7-1, Jose Batista 7-6, and Ray safeties, and Villalobos puts the 9 ball Lee 7-1. Moving on to day two, he L-R Raxx owner Holden Chin (5th), Jeremy Sossei (3rd), Sean Morgan (4th), Jayson on the far rail from the cue ball…but, continued his run, defeating Jim Chan successfully banked in the nine Shaw (1st), Earl Strickland (2nd) - Photo by Alison M. Fischer Discenza 7-5 and Mike Harrington to win the match. 7-3 to move on to the hot seat match. Nick Chan earned a rematch versus Yesid Garibello in the final, to determine Coming from the A & B half of the bracket, Yesid Garibello, who hails from who would take the $2,000 prize and become the title winner. Chan and Garibello’s Fishkill, NY, charged through to meet Chan in the hot seat match. Garibello went second meeting of the event would turn out very similarly to the hot seat match. through day one with wins over Steve Kallo 8-4, Brian Marshall 7-2, Barry Banks With Chan getting four games on the wire in the race to nine, Garibello took 7-5, and Austin Tripp. On day two, he moved on to defeat Mike Yednak 7-3 and nine straight racks to win the match 9-4. After going undefeated throughout the Shawn Sookhai 7-6 in the final four, to then match up with Nick Chan for the hot two-day event, Yesid Garibello earned the title of 2013 Empire State Amateur 9-Ball seat. As Garibello is rated an A+ on the tour and Nick Chan is a C+, Chan would get Champion. Congratulations to Yesid, along with all of the other top finishers at Raxx! four games on the wire in a race to nine. Garibello dominated the match, and did not Featuring both top men’s and women’s pro players, the Predator Pro/Am Tour’s allow Chan to put up another rack, winning 9-4. Empire State Open 10-Ball Championships was definitely a treat for the spectators Longtime tour player Rene Villalobos (C+) was another strong competitor in this who got to take in the event at Raxx Pool Room in West Hempstead, NY on Sunday, event. Villalobos made it to the fourth round before losing to Mike Harrington, but February 17. went on to defeat Dave Mickle 7-3, Luis Jimenez 7-4, and avenged his earlier loss to Mike Harrington 7-2 to make it to the quarterfinal. Empire on page 28 Story by NYC Grind Editor, Alison M. Fischer

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Jay swanson memorial ORCoLLO WINS Swanee

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 1, 2013) – The Western of Orcollo’s professional 13 year career includes winning the 2012 US Open US Pool Season started full swing in style with the completion of the 17th Jay 10-Ball Championship – also produced by CSI, the 2011 Derby City Classic Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament. The “Swanee” is produced by CueSports 9-Ball division, the 2011 WPA World 8-Ball Championship and the 2010 World International (CSI) and was held at Hard Pool Masters. Times Billiards in Bellflower, California. Next stop for many of the Live streaming was provided by POV Pool players who participated (povpool.com). in the Swanee is Reno, The full 192 field ushered into the pool room Nevada where the 20th US early Saturday morning February 23rd to Bar Table Championships face one of the most regarded and grueling started the very next day, two day 9-ball events in the country. With Monday the 25th. To watch a total purse of $15,520 up for grabs and all the action at the Bar the strongest field in the “Swanee” 17 year Table Championships via history; it was tough action for the rail birds. online PPV by The Action With such names in the field as recent two Report (TAR) visit www. time consecutive winner Alex Pagulayan, theactionreport.com. Shane Van Boening - the undisputed top CueSports International US player for the past several years and is dedicated to creating multiple world champions such as Francisco more choices for all Bustamante, Darren Appleton, Dennis players. In the past 8 years Orcollo and making a re-appearance on US CSI has directly paid out soil Ronnie Alcano, the top spot could go to $8,000,000 to players. CSI any player. is the parent company of However not to be ruled out were rock the BCA Pool League and solid top California players such as Sal the USA Pool League. CSI Butera, Ernesto Dominguez and Louis also produces independent Ulrich to name a few who have the arsenal events such as the US Bar in their playing repertoire to take on their Table Championships, the international counterparts. Jay Swanson Memorial, Dennis Orcollo Winning the Swanee comes down to several the US Open One Pocket factors, as all premier tournaments do; skill, Championship, the US a strong mental game, perseverance, a dash Open 8-Ball Championship of occasional luck of the rolls and in this and the US Open 10-Ball Photo courtesy of Ashi Fachler particular event, stamina. Championship. Visit www. When the dust settled it was Dennis Orcollo playcsipool.com, www. crowned champion late Sunday night and pocked the $3,000 first place prize. In playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its addition to winning the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial, a few additional highlights divisions. Payouts for the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament: 1st $3,000 Dennis Orcollo 2nd $1,500 Jayson Shaw 3rd $1,000 Rodney Morris 4th $750 Ernesto Dominguez 5-6 $535 Shane Van Boening and John Morra 7-8 $400 Brian Butler and Manny Chau

9-12 $300 13-16 $200 17-24 $175

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Brian Parks, Santos Sambajon Jr., Francisco Bustamante and Ramin Bahkriari Ronnie Alcano, Darren Appleton, Louis Ulrich and Alex Pagulayan James McGoo, Manuel Herrera, Greg Harada, Chris Fitzgerald, Jeremy Jones, Dave Hemmah, Jeff Beckley and Jerry Matchin

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U.S. BAR TABLE

Dennis Orcullo

20th Annual

ORCOLLO AND BRYANT TAKE 10-BALL DIVISIONS

Corey Deuel

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 1, 2013) – Reno, Nevada became pool central in the US Monday, February 25th. Players from all over the world, both amateur and professional, descended upon the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino to test their 7’ table skills at the 20th US Bar Table Championships (February 25-March 3). The popular seven day event is produced by CueSports International (CSI) and sponsored by the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. The tournament features 6 divisions, all played on 7’ Diamond tables: Men’s 10-Ball, Men’s 9-Ball, Men’s 8-Ball, Women’s 10-Ball, Women’s 9-Ball and Women’s 8-Ball. This year there are a total of 583 entries, a 14% increase from 2012. Players who enter all three of their respective divisions are eligible to be awarded points based on their finishes towards a bonus payout. The top three men and the top two women with the highest overall points will receive bonuses. In addition to the 6 main divisions, this year CSI added second chance single elimination events to each group, 10-ball, 9-ball and 8-ball. Joining CSI at the USBTC for a second consecutive year, the WorldPPA is hosting their organization’s World Championship for its members. The first two and a half days of the US Bar Table Championships are dedicated to the 10-ball competition. In the Men’s 10-Ball Division 118 players competed for their piece of the $17,300 purse that was allocated for that division alone. While he sustained a 5th round loss to Georgian Stevie Moore, Dennis Ocollo, hot off his win at the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament, plowed through his remaining opponents on the one loss bracket to pocket the $4,550 first place prize. Although relatively new to the USBTC, the women’s divisions also saw growth this year. In 2010 CSI added for the first time a separate women’s 8-ball division to the USBTC. Bolstered by how well that inaugural women’s only division was received, in 2011 CSI added a separate women’s division in all three games.

Dennis Orcollo Wins the All Around Title at USBTC USBTC Photos by: Don Akerlow

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CHAMPIONSHIPS Brittany Bryant

This year the Women’s 10-Ball division saw 26 entrants with a division payout of $2,300. Canadian Brittany Bryant, who has been a dominant force in women’s pool in North America since she was barely a teen, went undefeated including beating “Texas Tornado” Vivian Villarreal in the finals to take the $875 first place prize. Upon completion of the 10-ball divisions, the 9-ball action starts up then the seven day Reno event concludes with 8-ball from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3rd. The Action Report (TAR) is steaming the entire seven days live. You can catch all the action at www.theactionreport.com.

Payouts for the Men’s 10-Ball Division Championship 1st $4,550 2nd $2,600 3rd $1,800 4th $1,200 5-6 $750 7-8 $475 9-12 $300 13-16 $225 17-24 $175 25-32 $150

Dennis Orcollo Corey Deuel Rodney Morris Ronnie Alcano Shane Van Boening and Stevie Moore Thorsten Hohmann and Jayson Shaw Mark Haddad, Jeff Buckley, Francisco Bustamante, Stan Tourangeau Brian Begay, John Morra, Mitch Ellerman, and Jeremy Jones Jason Klatt, Christopher MacDonald, Tim Larson, Rory Hendrickson, Mark Tafoya, Oscar Dominguez, Jose Parica and Darren Appleton Terry Johnson, Ernesto Dominguez, Rafael Martinez Chavez, Warren Kiamco, Amar Kang, Ramesh Gokhul, Manny Chau Duran and Sam Cole

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

Brittany Bryant Vivian Villarreal Melissa Little Mary Rankin Leslie Bernardi and Jessica Frideres Brooke Thomason and Suzanne Smith

Payouts for the Women’s 10-Ball Division Championship $875 $500 $300 $175 $125 $100

USBTC Photos by: Don Akerlow

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Vivian Villarreal

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool. com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

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Lucky Lucky Talks About Life

The campaigning season was over thank goodness. Christmas was over now well into the New Year. I thought I’d give Lucky a call to see how he was doing. Lucky and his neighbors were still rebuilding their town after the tornado that hit it. Since I lived a ways away from him I had to catch up on what he was doing. I wasn’t going to go over to his ranch as I was too busy with my own stuff. I tried to get him on the phone several times. I knew he was going to be busy. I finally got Lucky on the phone. We had a long, extended talk. We talked about the holidays, the New Year, the town rebuilding project, and the current affairs both with us personally and socially. Oh yeah some pool stuff too. I told him about my cat of 24 years that passed and this cat also passed away. Both cats were natural deaths meaning not euthanized. Lucky’s cat was not as old as our cat and was 17 years old. He asked how my cat lived that long. I could only tell him anything that we did that might be different than was that we gave our cat periodically Blue Green Blue Algae in her food. Lucky knew about the Organic blue-green algae as one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It’s also called “spirulina” which has super-food status due to high concentrations of proteins vitamins and nutrients. He never thought to give Blue Green Algae to his animals. He appreciated that I took such great care of my cat. We established that our love of cats were because cats were truly great teachers of life. Lucky said, Christmas time was dealing with reconstruction of his town after the tornado or whatever it was called. They still don’t really know what destroyed the town. It was costly and all the money raised by the fair was not enough. But many of the farmers and locals pitched in and it was coming along fine. Lucky said he sold his motorcycles and Guns and donated that money to towns rebuilding. He was just getting to old to ride safely anymore. A friend recently had his 3rd accident and more broken bones. Country riding is different than city riding but it just wasn’t for him. Even though Lucky never had any accident it was a matter of time…. Lucky sold his many of his guns. Lucky realized “I can only shoot one at a time for protection and I don’t hunt avidly anymore” He kept his handed down antique rifle from his grandfather, what a beauty, two hunting rifles and two hand guns. It made me think how many guns he had. Lucky said that the gun culture in America was connected to the problems we had in the news lately. Lucky said Guns are for one thing and one thing only. The money raised helped rebuild the lounge that only had one pool table. It was expanding and because of Lucky pool interest they were adding a second table. We both had to deal with health situations the past few months. Lucky’s health problems are far more significant than mine. He had many tests. Lucky had stress tests for his heart which they discovered a leaky valve and a murmur. Something he already knew about he said. They gave him a cancer screening. His PSA was in a good range. He had a bit of a cold in December that lasted for two weeks. Lucky has had many tests and procedures the past few years and I know that the costs of things were in the hundreds of thousands dollar range. He reminded me he was paying all his medical expenses out of his own pocket. Lucky said that he didn’t believe in Health Insurance companies being the middle man in the cost of health. His health concerns should be between him and his doctor. Lucky worked most of his life and had insurance when he didn’t need it. Now that he needs it and doesn’t have it, he realizes that everyone should have health care like Canada or

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BY: ANDREW MONSTIS

many other countries. Lucky pointed out that you don’t live forever, probably hinting to me about his health without saying anything directly. If he was really in ominous condition he would tell me as we are that close. The old guy gracefully does quite well for his age. Lucky’s intelligence was above average and he was able to share so many insightful things that most people never consider or didn’t know about. Knowing Lucky for all these years was like having my personal college professor. He talked about a young friend of his who needs some guidance. As a young person goes through life, trying to become an adult it is one of the true trials of life. Lucky said. “Some things a young person has to go through they shouldn’t have to go through, but things happen”. It’s a tricky that transition into adulthood just on its own. It is complicated while having distressed social, family, biological and emotional issues. Being an adult is harder when you make bad decisions. The transition years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the environment or the president. It is a time when you realize that you control your own destiny. Turning a certain age doesn’t make you an adult. It’s more than making sure your wearing matching socks. Being an adult takes some effort. It’s about being educated, more than enough and taking care of health and life with a better job. The good news is everyone goes through growing up and many un-scuffed. Lucky had some advice, What is once well done is done forever! That to say we are made wise in our adulthood not by the recollections and experiences of our past, but in the responsibility for our future. Lucky had to get off the phone and he said he would call me back…… I have said many times before knowing Lucky for all these years was like having my personal college professor or even a philosopher. Lucky is the greatest most talented pool player I know. He has made me realize that there are so many other important things in life beyond pool. Lucky reflects the best of both worlds a great pool player and probably a genius. Lucky call me back...we talked more…. Lucky just heard about Ronnie Allen and his passing. Sad news! In his teens, Ronnie traveled from Oklahoma to California playing pool. He found an action pool scene in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He won the very first tournament he ever entered, Cochran’s One Pocket tournament of 1962, which included a veritable who’s who of early One Pocket. Lucky had seen Ronnie as a kid while in California, and it was there he first developed the makings of a very good player. Lucky played him at Cochran’s back in the sixties. Lucky and Ronnie Allen were two different types of road players Ronnie was flamboyant at the table and was as entertaining with the spectators as he was crushing to his opponents. Everybody knew him. Lucky was the opposite low keyed and came just for the money not any fame…Lucky said “Ronnie sure got the distinction and he deserved it all… Lucky saw Ronnie in Vegas a couple years ago but Ronnie sort of recognized him or purposely didn’t acknowledge him. I think Ronnie Allen really remembered Lucky but didn’t want to let on maybe working on Lucky for another time. Lucky had played Ronnie twice. Lucky busted him at Cochran’s in 1962 and 20 years later again when he came through is little hole in the wall town. Ronnie somehow

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INTRODUCING:

SKY BLUE 速

THE SKY IS NO LIMIT


U.S. BAR TABLE

20th Annual

VAN BOENING DOMINATES WAGNER TAMES TORNADO IN 9-BALL DIVISIONS

Dennis Orcollo

Shane Van Boening

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 3, 2013) – With the 10-ball competition completed, 144 men and 35 women switched gears Wednesday, February 27th to start play in the 9-ball divisions at the 20th US Bar Table Championships (USBTC) in Reno, Nevada at the luxurious Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. With a literal who’s who of players participating in the event, this year’s competition has been stiffer than ever before. In addition to the prize funds for each division, men and women who enter all three disciplines in their respective divisions; 10-ball, 9-ball and 8-ball, receive points based on how they finish. The top three men and top two women point leaders receive a bonus at the end of the seven day Reno event. In the Men’s 9-Ball division, it was all about Shane Van Boening (SVB). Van Boening, who has dominated US men’s professional pool for half a decade, is accustomed to being in the top three in most, if not all, events he enters. However he started the week a little slow, but still respectively, with a 5-6th place finish in the 10-ball. However, it was evident in the Men’s 9-ball that SVB had his primo groove back sailing through the pack like a hot knife through butter. In the race to 9, double elimination alternate break format, SVB only lost 30 total games in 8 matches including a 9-7 win against Dennis Orcollo sending the recent 10-ball division winner to the one loss side. In the finals Orcollo met back up with SVB looking to win two divisions in a row. This was not to be as SVB continued his domination winning the finals 9-7. In the Women’s 9-Ball division, although surrounded by several WPBA touring professionals, Rebecca Wagner showed her 9-ball prowess once again for a second year in a row. While not a full time professional player, Wagner has an impressive pool resume over the past several years including winning the 2012 USBTC Women’s 9-Ball and 10-Ball

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CHAMPIONSHIPS

Vivian Villarreal

Rebecca Wagmer

divisions, the 2010 WPBA Amateur Nationals, and the 2006 BCAPL National Championships - Women’s Master Singles 8-Ball. Wagner made short order of her opponents throughout the race to 7 double elimination division. In six matches she only lost 13 total games and in the finals tamed a tornado named Vivian Villarreal 7-4. The USBTC wraps up with the 8-ball divisions March 1-3. The Action Report (TAR) is steaming the entire seven days live. You can catch all the action at www. theactionreport.com. PAYOUTS FOR THE MEN’S 9-BALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st $4,700 Shane Van Boening 2nd $2,800 Dennis Orcollo 3rd $1,600 Rodney Morris 4th $1,000 Darren Appleton 5-6 $650 Thorsten Hohmann and John Morra 7-8 $500 Ramesh Gokhul and Corey Deuel 9-12 $375 Rafael Martinez Chavez, Oscar Dominguez, Jamie Pluta and Jose Parica 13-16 $275 Ike Runnels Jr., Ronnie Alcano, Wade Thompson, Stevie Moore 17-24 $200 Ernesto Dominguez, David Styers, Mark Tafoya, Jason Klatt, Manny Chau Duran, Christopher MacDonald, Glenn Atwell, Shane McMinn 25-32 $150 George Michaels, Tommy Lipps, Gabe Apollos, Mike Hellmer, Francisco Bustamante, Larry Nevel Jr., Linn Petty, Brian Begay 33-48 $125 Larry Wilson, Tim Larson, Carl Christensen, Ramin Bakhtiari, Derek Pogirski, Sean Stevenson III, Sean Morgan, Shawn Begay, Jeff Beckley, Chad Barber, Jayson Shaw, Coby Japp, Michael William, Don Wirtaman, Mike Kushlan, Mitch Ellerman PAYOUTS FOR THE WOMEN’S 9-BALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st $900 Rebecca Wagner 2nd $525 Vivian Villarreal 3rd $325 Brittany Bryant 4th $220 Melissa Little 5-6 $140 Mary Rakin and Cindy Sliva 7-8 $100 Susan Williams, Stepahnie Goens 9-12 $75 Andrea Wilson, Christy Hawley, Betsy Sundholm, Trish Vermule

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U.S. BAR TABLE

20th Annual KLATT AND FRIDERES CROWNED 8-BALL CHAMPIONS

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Jason Klatt

Thorsten Hohmann

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 3, 2013) – The 20th US Bar Table Championships final divisions concluded Sunday, March 3rd at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Jason Klatt from Canada and Jessica Frideres from Iowa fended off their respective and highly competitive fields to be crowned the champions in the USBTC men’s and women’s 8-ball divisions. The 2013 USBTC proved to be all about diversity as no one player dominated the entire week. Heading into the final three days and switching from 9-ball to 8-ball, thus far the men had seen Dennis Orcollo from the Philippines take the men’s 10-ball event and Shane Van Boening from the US rip through to win the 9-ball event. In the women’s side, Canadian Brittany Bryant claimed first in the 10-ball and Rebecca Wagner from the US won the 9-ball event. In the hotly contested men’s 8-ball group which was a race to 5 and double elimination, every break, safety and roll counts. With 205 players vying for a chunk of that divisions $20,800 prize fund and a board swarming with current and former national and world champions, who would come out on the final board was anyone’s guess.

Long time Canadian professional Jason Klatt was in dead stoke during the men’s 8-ball event mowing down his opponents with relative ease. Second place finisher was well known multiple straight pool champion Thorsten Hohmann. Rounding out the top 4 places were Francisco Bustamante in 3rd place and Ernesto Dominguez in 4th. There were 55 players in the Women’s 8-Ball Division – the largest field to date since the separate women’s divisions were added in 2010. In the women’s finals match, Wagner came close to taking two titles this year, but was thwarted by Frideres who capitalized on a couple of key errors made by Wagner. Frideres won

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Payouts for the Women’s 9-Ball Division of the 20th US Bar Table Championships 1st $1,175 Jessica Frideres 2nd $675 Rebecca Wagner 3rd $450 Mary Rakin 4th $500 Vivian Villarreal 5-6 $200 Leandrea Gaff and Brittany Bryant 7-8 $125 Leslie Bernardi and Jennifer Alexander 9-12 $75 Cindy Sliva, Sara Miller, Mary Ann Starkey and Diane Krause

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4-2. In 3rd place was Mary Rakin and 4th place was Vivian Villarreal. In the week long bonus point and award competition the top three men were: Dennis Orcollo ($3,000), Shane Van Boening ($1,000) and Rodney Morris ($500). The women’s bonus points were a tie between Rebecca Wagner and Vivian Villarreal with the two women splitting the bonuses equally ($375 each). The 2013 USBTC was produced by CueSports International (CSI) and sponsored by the Grand Sierra Resorts and Casino. Live streaming was provided by The Action Report with commentary by Ken Schuman (www. theactionreport.com) and tournament direction by Bad Boys Billiard

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Payouts for the Men’s 9-Ball Division of the 20th US Bar Table Championships (below is up to 9th – 12th. Player were paid to 64th place) 1st $6,000 Jason Klatt 2nd $3,500 Thorsten Hohmann 3rd $2,200 Francisco Bustamante 4th $1,500 Ernesto Dominguez 5-6 $1,000 Christopher MacDonald and Rodney Morris 7-8 $650 Darren Appleton and Oscar Dominguez 9-12 $450 Shane Van Boening, Larry Nevel Jr., Dennis Orcollo and Warren Kiamco

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Earl Strickland, defending champion and regular to the Predator Tour, was among the top names taking a shot at the title, along with the winner of the season’s first stop Jeremy Sossei, Predator Tour finale champion Shaun Wilkie, two-time 2012 tour stop winner Jayson Shaw, top NYC player Sean ‘Alaska’ Morgan, and tour owner Tony Robles. New York-based Jennifer Barretta was joined by fellow top WPBA pros Karen Corr and Julie Kelly to make up the female faction of the field. Interestingly enough, these three players ended up situated next to one another in the tournament bracket. In the first round, Jennifer Barretta defeated Julie Kelly in a close battle ending at 7-6. Barretta was then was sent to the one-loss side by Karen Corr in the next round, following Corr’s win against tour regular Lionel Rivera. Karen Corr went on to defeat veteran New York player Frankie Hernandez 7-6, but was then dealt her first loss by Earl Strickland 7-1 in the final four of the winner’s bracket. Strickland was then in the running to defend his title, earning a spot in the hot seat match. Also moving through the winner’s bracket of the event, Jayson Shaw (runner-up at the Predator Tour’s first event of 2013) steamrolled his way to the hot seat match, defeating Brian Tierney 7-0, Raphael Dabreo 7-1, Jerry Tarantola 7-1, and Holden Chin 7-2 along the way. Shaw would also not have too much trouble with Strickland in their match for the hot seat, as he won it at 7-4. On the one-loss side, Jennifer Barretta would earn three more victories following her loss to Karen Corr, winning against Brian Tierney 7-0, Chris Laz 7-3, and Spanky Koba 7-2. Meeting Barretta in final four of the one-loss side was Sean “Alaska” Morgan, who after his loss to Jeremy Sossei had solid wins against Mhet Vergara 7-5, Gregg McAndrews 7-1, Jerry Tarantola 7-2. In his match against Barretta, Morgan went ahead with a 4-1 lead, but Barretta won the following three racks to tie at 4-4, and tie again 5-5. Morgan then got on the hill, and Barretta came up just short of tying 6-6, but Morgan took the win at 7-5. In the other final four match-up, Jeremy Sossei stopped Tony Robles’ run in the winner’s bracket, defeating the tour’s director for the second time in the event, both by a score of 7-4. In the

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following round, Sean Morgan defeated Karen Corr 7-1 while Jeremy Sossei knocked out room owner Holden Chin 7-5, to make for the meeting in the quarterfinal between Morgan and Sossei. Morgan initially went up 3-1 in this match, but Sossei claimed the next four racks to go up 5-3. However, Morgan then kicked things into a higher gear, exhibiting impressive jump shots and shot making to go to the hill first at 6-5. But, the wind got knocked out of his sails after his next break turned out flat, and Sossei ran out to tie 6-6. In the final game, Morgan had two opportunities to win the match, but was unable to capitalize, and Sossei took the match at 7-6. Jeremy Sossei then moved on to the semifinal, to take on a fired-up Earl Strickland at the late hour on Sunday night. Sossei and Strickland would go back and forth to tie at 3-3, but it was at this point that Strickland ran away with the match and went on a tear to win 7-3. The final match was then set up with a rematch between Earl Strickland and Jayson Shaw, who awaited in the hot seat. As it was around 3am when the final began, only the diehard railbirds remained present for this final. But, those who stuck around got to witness a tremendous final match between these two great players. Shaw and Strickland furiously alternated running after rack, depending on who had a successful break. The show’s pace resembled a speed pool match, and kept everyone watching on the edge of their seats. Tied up at 6-6, Shaw scratched on the break, giving Strickland the needed edge to get an advantage at 7-6. But, Strickland then broke dry and Shaw countered by running out tie 7-7. Shaw also broke dry in the next rack, and Strickland would go on to lead the match 9-7. In the extended race format, the match then became a race to eleven, as Strickland reached nine games first. Shaw won the next to get within one rack at 9-8, but Strickland then got to the hill at 10-8. But, all was not lost for Shaw, who won the next two to go double-hill, 10-10. After Shaw broke the final rack, the two ball dropped, but he was left with no good shot on the one. He attempted to play safe, but the cue ball ended up sitting in the gap to leave a shot for Strickland. After pocketing the one ball, Strickland botched the three, but left the ball stuck behind the eight. As this was not an intentional safe, Shaw opted to give the shot back to Strickland, who kicked at the ball. Shaw then banked in the three, but was left having to jump at the four. He successfully made the four, but the cue ball followed into the pocket after it. With ball in hand, Strickland opted to go for a risky combination on the five/ten to win the match, but ended up missing it. Shaw then had an advantage and went on to win the final game and earn the title of 2013 Empire State Open 10-Ball Champion. Tour owner Tony Robles would like to acknowledge Raxx Pool Room owner Holden Chin and staff for their support of the tour, along with tour sponsors Predator Cues, The National Amateur Pool League, Delta-13, NYCgrind, and PoolOnTheNet.com. The next Predator Pro/Am Tour stop is slated to be held at Cue Bar in Bayside, NY on March 2-3.

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SOSSEI WINS NINE STRAIGHT against Sossei. Daigle will only be able to think about what should have been as he led Sossei 8-4, but was unable to win the final game before Sossei won the match 9-8. After the loss to Casanzio for the hot-seat, Nelson Oliviera dropped a close 9-7 match to Sossei - and the finals between Sossei and Casanzio were underway. The first set of the finals went to Sossei 9-2, and the second set wasn’t much better for Casanzio as Sossei scored a 9-4 victory to complete his 9 match winning streak for first place. The second chance event went to Brent Boemmels, who defeated Dan Menzies 3-0 for the hot-seat and again 3-0 in the first and only set of the finals.

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After a first round loss to Matt Tetreault, Jeremy Sossei forged a two day come-back through the one loss side to win the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour’s tour stop at Sharpshooters billiards in Amsterdam, NY on February 23rd and 24th. The story on the winner’s side of the bracket was the play of Ron Casanzio and Nelson Oliviera. They both made it through the forty nine player field undefeated and faced off for the hot-seat. The hot-seat would go to Casanzio by a 9-3 scoreline. On the one loss side, Sossei was mowing down opponents. With the exception of Martin Daigle, not one opponent reached the hill RON CASANZIO, TIM BERLIN AND JEREMY SOSSEI 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

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Terry Hamill TAP Licensee of the Month

A fter playing in another league f o r a b out 15 years TAP came to the Atla n t a a r ea in 2003. My team and I looked a t t h e rules and decided we wanted to t r y s o mething slightly different. We join e d a TA P 8 ball league. In 2004 we qualif i e d f o r the TAP Nationals in New Orleans a n d m a naged by skill, determination, an d a g r e at deal of luck to become the 2 0 0 4 TA P National Champions. In my many years as a league pl a y e r I o f ten said to myself, “ If I owned th e l o c al league I would do it this way!” I n O c tober 2005 I got the chance to “ D o i t my way.” I became the TAP league o p erator for the Atlanta area.

Thanks in most part to a great g r o u p o f p l a y e r s, I h a v e g e n e r a l l y l o v e d t h e l a s t 7 y e a r s a s a l e a g u e o p e r a t o r. I a d m i t I d o t h i s m o s t l y f o r e g o r e a s o n s. The satisfaction on any given league night of seeing a couple hundred friends having a great time due in part t o m y e f f o r t s i s b e y o n d p r i c e. T h a n k s t o TA P c o r p o r a t e a n d a l l my pool friends for making my life much more enjoyable and fulfilling than it c o u l d h a v e b e e n. I ’ l l ke e p d o i n g t h i s as long as I am able or as long as my league players are willing to put up with m e.

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didn’t remember him, which was good for Lucky. What Lucky said about that match up was that Ronnie never stopped talking when ever Lucky was shooting. Mainly because Lucky did all the playing and Ronnie did all the waiting and when Lucky let Ronnie shoot he still keep chattering. There should be a lot of coverage on the life of such a great pool personality. Ronnie Allen represented the glory days of playing pool for money. One thing Lucky will respect is that “the match up king” never was afraid to play anyone! Lucky mentioned he was thinking about going to another favorite event the Western BCA regional in Lincoln City. I told him to come on over I would steer him on some fish….Lucky said you mean Stan. Yes easy money! Lucky had played him years ago in a little town in Canada. Lucky’s said he remembers the scenery there it was beautiful plus it was a free vacation thanks to Stan… I told him that the WBCA Grand Master event was going to be streamed and there might be a few new players since it was open to all BCAPL players now! He asked who was streaming it, I said Cheese. “CHEESE that old kute” from Montana! It sounded as if he knew him. Yeah he produces that ‘On The Break’. Lucky said he played Cheese 15 years ago while hustling pool in the Bitterroot neck of the woods. “I won some cash from him. He was so intent on trying to beat me won’t give up. I felt so awkward that I didn’t have to run more than 3 balls in a row to win. He paid me the money and I gave it back when we were done... He was happy about that and offered me one of his “On the Break” shirts to wear around. I said “you did what!” Lucky, “Yeah I basically won a sweat shirt playing pool from him”. He was going to

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send them to me but I guess he lost my address or he was too busy doing his pool magazine and online TV production. He is pretty good doing that stuff. Lucky didn’t go to one of his favorite tournament to US Bar Table Championships in Reno this year. Lucky did go however to a tournament in Olathe Kansas and Shooters. A friend “Chetty” Brown convinced him to come over as he had some money games for him plus there was a super Calcutta. There were some pretty good players there. Lucky made a few bids, just to draw attention that he might have some money. It might have worked. Lucky saw a women player there named Shelby. She’s from Washington. Lucky said “every place I go she’s there”. It might a bit weird that it seems he’s following her around. Lucky sat back and watched many of her matches. Shelby did really play well against some very good women players in this tournament. She did shoot good she has improved a lot. She could have won the tournament. Lucky thought “I wonder if she might gamble!! Lucky was scoping out a few players he had not played before. Saw Warren Kiamco who he played at Reno 2 years ago. Out of nowhere Glenn Atwell walked by. Lucky thought after the last time they butted heads on the pool table that Glenn might be still pissed off and make things hard for Lucky to get a game. They talked and got along well, glad to hear he stopped smoking. Lucky’s main target was to play Chip some one pocket. Joey, Shane and Gabe all players Lucky knew would gamble with him too. They did not know him at all. He had to catch any of them at the right time when no one was around. That being hard to do when all were such I profile players and people were. Sunday night, just a few people were around perfect to fall into a one pocket game with Chip. He bets it up and Chip’s full of confidence Chetty said …….. To be continued…. Lucky.

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50 YEARS of cue making

2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of J. Pechauer Custom Cues

In 1961 Jerry Pechauer was working under a truck mechanic apprenticeship for the International Harvester Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A fellow employee there shared an interest in pool and they played a match. A wager was made and Jerry was victorious. But rather than accepting money he received a broken Willie Hoppe cue as his prize. Not knowing any better, Jerry purchased a wood lathe to make a shaft. With some creative alterations he was able to make a shaft fit that Hoppe cue. Next, a drill press along with a lathe chuck allowed him to install joints. An avid pool player, Jerry took his love for the game and developed a hobby that would become a passion and a family business for himself and his son Joe. In 1963 two major events occurred in the development and future of J. Pechauer Custom Cues. Jerry completed his first pool cue and Joe was born. Soon Jerry gained a reputation as the go to guy for cue repairs in and around Green Bay. The only other option in the area was push on tips. Most of Jerry’s free time outside of work was spent doing repairs and making a few cues. The extra money he made from his new hobby would go towards purchasing equipment to simplify and improve the process. One of the more time consuming and impractical processes was making shafts and tapering shafts and butts. For this Jerry developed and crafted his own attachments for one of his lathes immediately making it his most valuable machine. Following Jerry’s apprenticeship a sales position became available. Jerry went on to become one of the top salespeople in the district. After a successful 14 year career at International Harvester Jerry decided a change was due. The long hours at IHC afforded Jerry little spare time to expand his home shop. Jerry began a job at a maintenance supply company training salespeople. The flexible schedule gave him the time to explore new machinery and improve the cue making process. Jerry found a machine called a “back knife lathe” and once again, with some creative altering, was able to make a valuable machine that would turn a square piece of wood into a dowel. At the age of 14 Joe had just completed his first cue and, impressed with his work, Jerry decided it was time to take their cue making to another level. Jerry and Joe began attending the industry Tradeshows in the late 70’s where a friendship was forged with Fred Mali of Mali Cues. Mr. Mali was very helpful to Jerry as he pushed forward in developing his fledgling business. Jerry even packed up his family including wife Karen, son Joe and daughters Shelley, Cindy, and Geri, and took a road trip to New York to visit the Mali Company’s facilities. In 1980, Jerry left his job and opened a retail billiards supply store offering pool tables and cues. He continued his cue work out of his home basement shop. Two years later he moved into a building with a small poolroom/bar on one side and a 6000 square foot shop and showroom on the other. Joe had just graduated from high school and entered the family business full time. Jerry and Joe took classes at

the local tech school to gain skills necessary to design and produce specialty cue making machinery. Jerry also introduced a new innovation to the cue making process by threading and gluing parts and sections of the cue for added strength and playability. In 1989, Jerry and Joe displayed at their first Billiard Congress of America Tradeshow where they met a customer from Switzerland and negotiated their first big contract. A four year deal to make cues for the European market, the Euro-Cue. Through this relationship he met professional pool player and future multi-time World Champion Oliver Ortmann. The Ortmann Series of cues was born and also sold in the European market. 17 time World Trick Shot Champion Paul Gerni was impressed with Jerry and Joe’s work and began using Pechauer cues as well. Pechauer Cues were becoming known to many professional pool players and respected instructors worldwide. In 1993, through a state and local development loan, Jerry and Joe completed a new atmosphere controlled state of the art facility which included a sawmill and vacuum kiln to cut and dry their own wood. Jerry then took a course in grading and scaling logs from a Forester at Michigan Tech and started purchasing quality Bird’s-eye

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IN MEMORY OF

Ronnie ‘Fast Eddie’ Allen By Steve Booth - Onepocket.org One Pocket legend Ronnie Allen was originally from Oklahoma, and it was there he first developed the makings of a good player. In his teens Ronnie found his way to California, where he discovered the very active pool scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He won the very first tournament he ever entered, Cochran's One Pocket tournament of 1962, which included a veritable who's who of early One Pocket. As a tournament player, Ronnie won major One Pocket events over three decades: Cochran's One Pocket tournament in 1962 Johnston City One Pocket division in 1970 Red's Open One Pocket in1984 As an after hours player, Ronnie was the dominant One Pocket player for nearly twenty years, from the mid 60's to the mid 80's. His flamboyant style at the table was as popular with the spectators as it was overwhelming to his opponents. During those peak years, it took a rare player to face Ronnie even; nearly everyone could get a ball or two -- or more. Ronnie also developed a very strong one-handed technique. Many players who hesitated to step to the table with him in normal fashion were enticed to take him on, their two hands to his one, only to find he shot nearly as well one-handed! Credited with inventing ‘power One Pocket', Ronnie was famous for his creative shots that aggressively moved several balls at once away from his opponent's pocket and towards his own. His entertaining and exciting style of play came as quite a contrast to the conservative style employed by most of the top One Pocket players when Ronnie first burst on to the One Pocket scene. His exciting style has inspired many of our younger generation of players, which has made the game itself more entertaining for countless fans. Ronnie was elected into the One Pocket Hall of Fame in 2004 for his outstanding contribution to the legacy of the game of One Pocket.

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Maple and Curly Maple for the butts of the cues. Having the availability of hand-picked maple and the means to cut it allowed them to sell shaft wood to other cue makers as well including Jim McDermott who came to Jerry for a stable source of shaft dowels. Through the years Jerry and Joe continued to expand the shop, adding CNC machines and custom designed equipment to efficiently produce their own parts including a patented quick release joint screw and shaft insert, making Pechauer cues 100% made inhouse. In 2007 Joe Pechauer took over as President of the company while Jerry continues offering support and expertise on a regular basis. A dealer base of 58 dealers in 1993 expanded to over 400 around the world in 2013 making J. Pechauer Custom Cues one of the top brands in the industry beginning with that broken Willie Hoppe cue in 1961. To commemorate the anniversary Pechauer will be making a limited series of 5 cues, one representing each of the five decades of cue making. They will be limited to fifty of each made and will be the first cues ever hand-signed by both Jerry and Joe Pechauer.


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