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The 2nd event in the World Pool Series took place in April 5-8, 2017 at Steinway Billiards in New York. Say hello to the pool world’s newest young star. Congrats to Klenti Kaci for winning the Aramith Masters! Results and Payouts: Aramith Masters Championships 1st $12,000 Klenti Kaci 2nd $6000 Carlo Biado 3/4th $4000 Darren Appleton, Jayson Shaw 5-8th $3000 Jeffrey DeLuna, Denis Grabe, Chris Melling, Ralf Souquet 9-16th $1700 Roberto Gomez, Thorsten Hohmann, Raj Hundal, Ramil Gallego, Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz, Brandon Shuff, Billy Thorpe, Alex Kazakis 17-24th $550 Karl Boyes, Johann Chua, Lee Van Corteza, Mark Gray, Imran Majid, Dennis Orcollo, Josh Roberts, Shaun Wilkie Kamui Challenge Championship 1st $3000 Lee Vann Corteza 2nd $2000 Mika Immonen 3/4th $1000 Karl Boyes, Warren Kiamco 5/8th $700 Ruslan Chinahov, Josh Roberts, Elvis Rodriguez, Marc Vidal

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On April 8, 2017 there were two tournaments going on at Bison Billiards 10 shooters competed for $500 in the APA 6 and under bar box tournament and 10 shooters competed for $570 in the 9-Ball bank “Derby City” tournament. Here are the Results. APA 6U Bar Box Results 1st $100 + $265 Lance Veolitze 2nd $35 + $100 Faye Lone

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The Psychology of Pool DR. CHRIS STANKOVICH

Dr. Chris Stankovich, known as “The Sports Doc,” is a national expert in the field of sport & performance psychology and has been featured on ESPN for his work with elite athletes. His #1 best selling pool video “Mind of Steel: Mental Toughness for Pool Success” has been used by thousands of players to improve focus, increase confidence, and eliminate anxiety. You can learn more about Dr Stankovich and Mind of Steel by visiting drstankovich.com

DEVELOP CONFIDENCE FOR SUCCESS IN POOL! Confidence truly is king when it comes to athletic success. Confident pool players constantly look to dominate their opponents and “play to win,” while players lacking confidence consistently underachieve, choke, and play to “avoid losing.” When you are confident in your pool playing abilities, your mind and body become synchronized and you get into Flow (or as athletes refer to it, “the Zone”). Confident players don’t pay attention to things that don’t matter (the opponent, the fans, the last missed shot, etc), and instead channel their complete energy into the only thing that is important – the next shot. Confidence also impacts perception – for example, say you took 10 shots and made 5 and missed 5. A confident player will stay focused and positive, whereas a player with less confidence will get angry, frustrated, and inevitably miss more future shots. The good news is you control your self confidence! To begin with, make sure to have a positive attitude every time you pick up your cue. Positive emotions and attitudes have a tremendous impact on self-confidence! The great news is YOU control your emotions and attitude, so be sure to stay positive everyday. This game is tough enough without you being your own worst enemy!

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Some additional tips for building self-confidence are presented below: • Practice with a purpose. Work on mastering the basic skills until you can do them without thinking – to the point where they become automatic. More shots made = greater self-confidence • Make pool mastery a personal challenge. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? The perception you have is as individual as you are. Whenever you play pool you are going to make some shots and miss others – the real question is what will you focus on at the end of the day? If you are challenged to get better every day you will always look to build on the future by challenging yourself to get better every day! • Look to learn something new every day. By improving at the small details of pool (i.e. getting into pinpoint position), you will make more shots and improve your confidence level. • Laugh. Life is short enough, so you might as well enjoy as much of it as you can! Sometimes you have to just break down your stick, smile, and promise to make tomorrow a better day than today. Remember, it’s not the end of the world when you miss a shot (or lose a game), and the sun really will come up tomorrow! • Keep a journal of your success. If you think you will remember the last time you played great pool, think again. I’ll bet you can’t even remember what you had for lunch yesterday, much less that great tournament you played in 6 months ago! Trust me, if you want to feel good nothing beats a quick re-read of one of your best all-time games! Confidence is king, and you control your confidence level! Think like a champion and one day you may become one – good luck!

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SINKIN’ THE MONEY BALL

by Tom Simpson © July 2006 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com In most games, there is a moment when we face the gamewinning (or game-losing shot) – the “money ball”. In Eight Ball and Nine Ball, obviously it’s shooting the 8 or the 9. We’ve been there a thousand times, and it’s not always pretty.

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Because making this one shot matters so much, and because the ball just sits there waiting for us to decide we’re ready, we have opportunities to get ourselves in trouble. We think of the money shot as something different from the other shots, and the pressure begins to rise. We allow the pressure to influence how we approach the shot, how we feel about it, and how we shoot it. And guess what? We start to see it as a different shot. It doesn’t look like it would if it was just a “regular shot”. The pressure to make it, and the potential embarrassment if we don’t, distract us from the task at hand. We get tied up with issues of winning and losing, fear of missing an easy shot and looking like we succumbed to the pressure, self-consciousness because we feel the judging gaze of the railbirds. We desperately try to avoid choking – and of course that causes us to choke. This is a huge, multi-faceted problem, one we’re all too familiar with. We’ve all missed game-winning hangers. We all face the money ball challenge – hopefully frequently. Psychotherapy is expensive, takes too long, and will have our opponents poking fun at us (causing even more stress and pressure). So, what practical steps can we take to deal with those pesky money balls? Here are a few tips: 1. Don’t break your rhythm. We tend to shoot best with a particular cadence (a series of counts or beats that coincide with the various stages of our shooting routine). We also shoot with a certain tempo (how quickly or slowly our cadence runs). How everything works together for good timing and good results is our rhythm. It’s OK to slow your tempo for pressure shots, but don’t change the action sequence of your cadence. In other words, try to shoot the money ball just like any other ball. Play basic, easy position. Don’t hesitate, don’t give it special consideration, don’t do anything different.

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2. No speed, no spin. OK, you’ve broken your rhythm and the anxiety is mounting. You still have to make the ball. On money ball shots, all you have to do is make the shot and not scratch. On every shot except the money ball shot, you have to control Angle, Speed, and Spin. This is why the game is difficult. But now, on the money ball, all you need to control is cut angle. Put all of your focus on cutting the ball, use no unnecessary spin, and shoot at your natural speed. Your natural speed is the speed your body shoots if you’re not thinking about speed; the speed you shoot with your eyes closed. 3. Cinch the shot. Now, you’re hoping your opponent doesn’t see your hand shaking. You’re so clenched up, you’ve lost any fluidity you once had. You don’t trust your stroke. OK, let’s just make the ball. To cinch the shot, take the shortest bridge you can (maybe 4” of stroking room). Put your tip very close to the cueball, so you can see exactly where you’re going to hit. Now take an insanely short stroke (maybe 2”) and sink that ball. You won’t have room to go off line, and with the short stroke, your opponent won’t be able to see you quaking. 4. Back away. You’re down on the shot, and your head is filled with chatter and doubt. You’re not confident. Something is telling you you’re likely to miss. STOP and back away. It’s less costly and embarrassing than missing. Take a lap of the table. Go wipe down your shaft. Take a couple of deep breaths. Whatever; let some time pass, and allow the adrenaline to drain out of your brain. Approach the shot, walking in on the shot line, from as far away as possible. As you approach, stay focused on the shot line. Settle softly down into the shot. It’s just you and the balls. 5. Own the shot. Run the shot in your imagination. To give yourself the best chance to make it, you have to want it. You have to expect it. You have to believe it. Don’t shoot if you’re not ready. Yeah, this is easier to say than to do. What can I tell you? Figure it out. If this game was easy, we wouldn’t be such fanatics about it.

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THE “HALF MOON” SHOT STEFANO PELINGA stefanopelinga.com Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.

This month I am going to momentarily step away from “useful trick shots” and show you one of the finest set-up shots ever. I had the honor of learning it directly from its creator, my friend and legendary pool champion, Yoshikazu Kimura. He called it “The Half Moon Shot”, obviously due to the shape of the displayed balls on the table. This shot is mainly based on “Tangent Lines”. A tangent line is the line that runs perpendicular to the “Line of Centers”. This latter one is the line we can draw between the centers of two frozen balls.

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Let’s start by laying down our cue right in the middle of the table, along the blue dotted line X. Then let’s place the 1-ball (the yellow one) at one ball distance to the right of our cue, along line Y. That is where it all starts from. Take the 2-ball (the blue one) and place it frozen to the 1-ball, making sure their tangent line aims for the side E-pocket. I drew the tangent lines as black dotted lines and the actual trajectory of the object balls as solid lines of the same color as their respective ball. Then take the 3-ball (the red one) and place it frozen to the 2-ball with their tangent aiming for the right F line point of corner pocket F. Place the 4-ball (the pink one) frozen to the 3-ball and with their tangent line aiming for the right point of corner pocket A. Lastly, place the 5-ball (the orange one) frozen to the 4-ball but this time with their line of centers aiming for the left point of corner pocket C, to allow for the “throw”. With the cue ball on the spot, using a 6 o’clock, half-a-tip, 2.5-speed stroke E (basically a stop-shot), hit the 1-ball full. Very likely you will pocket 5 balls in 5 different pockets in a very impressive way! Thank you, Mr. Kimura!

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How good are you at clearing up clusters as part of your you to adjust the angle with side spin so you can hit a very runs? If you have room for improvement here are a couple wide range of spots on the rail and still get to the 7-8. A of quick exercises to help get you there. These are examples main disadvantage of that path is that your side spin has to from nine ball but the principles apply to all games. be right. In Shot 1 ignore the 1 ball for the time being. You have ball If you encounter a problem breaking out clusters in a match, in hand on the 2 ball and have to deal with the 3-4 cluster make a note of it and work on it later on the practice table. immediately. If you’re on the correct side of the 2 (as shown) The best exercises are based on shots you have trouble with it’s almost impossible to avoid moving the 3-4. The problem in competition. One last suggestion: Dealing with clusters is to get a shot on the 3 ball after you hit it. So that you like these requires more finesse than power. If you go at these can reset the position exactly several times, use donut paper like you’re killing snakes you’ll likely get snake bit. reinforcements or tap the balls into place. I think you will have the best result by landing nearly full on the 3 ball, but try the shot several times and see what works for you. I’ll guess that if you land on the 4 ball you will end up snookered on the 3 ball a lot B of the time. While you’re at it, find both the easiest angle to work with for the shot on the 2 ball and the range 1 of angles that you can make work even if they 2 require more care or precision. As a goal, try to run all three balls five out of ten tries. Next, add the 1 ball so that you have to play position on the 2 for the break-out. How often 4 3 Shot 1 can you do the 4-ball run starting with ball in A hand? Can you deal with cue ball positions on the 2 ball such as A (when you have run past the position you wanted)? Right follow may get you to B and then to the 3-4 but of course the landing on the 3 is much tougher to control. Shot 2 is a little more complicated. (Ignore the 5 to start with.) You have to come off a cushion to get to the 7-8 so now the shot will require the 5 correct amount of side spin as well as some draw. D F Find the ball-in-hand position that works best for you as well as the range of positions that you can make work. Now, add the 5 ball to the problem. You have ballin-hand on the 5. The first part is to play position off the 5 to get your favorite angle on the 6. You will probably find that it’s dangerous to play to 7 have the cue ball as close as in the diagram and 8 that you’re better off being about as far back as C even though that makes the shot harder. Try for a total of three successful runs of the 4 balls to get a feel for the sequence. Shot 2 A good alternative for the 5-6-7-8 problem is to use the 5 to break apart the 7-8 immediately with position on the 6 ball. There are two ways to do that. The first is to go straight from the 5 to the 7- 8 playing with follow into pocket F or draw into pocket D. The second way is to go off the 6 C end cushion at about C and approach the balls from below. A main advantage of using the REJ second path is that the cushion allows

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STROKE EVERY SHOT WITH CONFIDENCE! As you know, I am one of only 8 ACS Master Instructors in the world. Master instructors tend to specialize in mental game coaching, and there’s one technique in particular that has proven highly effective in getting my players into dead stroke.

Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

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our brain’s behavior if we use the right means of communication. Let me give you some examples: • That feeling you get when you hear your favorite song on the radio. • The use of certain colors in their marketing of a particular product can also trigger a mood. • A certain smell can also evoke a mood (a smoky pool room) or remind you of a previous success or failure. • Your past performance at a particular tournament can also make you feel more confident or fearful about that same event in the future. The key to confidence is for players develop an NLP plan. Instead of leaving these powerful mood changing triggers to chance, good players design a program for themselves. And studies have shown that this actually works!

Some days players can just walk up to the table and “feel it” and on other days they don’t. What if you could trigger confidence whenever you wanted it? If you have ever lacked confidence this article is for you. In pool, success is highly dependent on mental side of the game, what kind of “attitude” you display directly influences how you are going to perform. A positive outlook produces straighter strokes. This alone can explain fluctuations in a player’s ability to perform from match to match. So why do you feel more confident on some days than you do on others? The fact is that there are indeed “confidence triggers” which get you into a particular mindset or mood. Conversely, there are also certain negative triggers, which produce the opposite effect. Most triggers are unconscious (in other words you don’t know exactly what they are, but they do play a role in how you perform). In this article, I’d like to show you some ways that you can consciously “program” those triggers to produce a more confident mindset using a technique that is referred to as NLP.  Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help us “program”

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The 5 Triggering Mechanisms: • Verbal (words or self-talk) • Visual (colors, symbols or images) • Auditory (sound) • Kinesthetic (touch) • Smell Players tend to all respond differently to each of the various triggers, so this is something you will have to experiment with. To be successful, you will want to associate a particular mood or feeling with one of the triggers above. Then you can use that trigger to help reproduce that same feeling/mood. The more that feeling/ experience is anchored, the more powerful the trigger will become.  First, recall a time when you were successful at a tournament or during match play. Think about every detail as precisely as you can. See yourself walking confidently between each shot and try to remember how you felt when you were going through your pre-shot routine.  Then “drop the anchor” when your memory of that feeling is strongest. You can also do this at any time during match play when you feel success. Examples of ways to drop the anchor include: • Describing the experience with a certain word e.g. “stroking” or “dead stroke” • Associating that word with a certain color or a symbol. • Using a sound to connect it to which you’ll be able to use at the table, like snapping your fingers or tapping your cue against the floor. With reinforcement, these anchors will get stronger and will help you trigger more confident feelings whenever the need arises. You can also incorporate them into your pre-shot routine this will definitely help you get in the mood to play your very best.

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WOMEN’S 9-BALL Shane Van Boening Shane VanBoening beat Johann Chua, a rising young star from the Philippines, to win the Super Billiards Expo for the sixth time in the last 10 years. His winning years: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014,2017. In 2012, 2013, and 2014 his EXPO wins were followed by victories in the US 9-Ball Open. I am working on a compilation of my columns for Pool & Billiard, and I am happy to say that Van Boening is featured in four of them. LoreeJon Hasson, 51, has come out of retirement to win the Super Billiards Expo, beating New York City pro Jennifer Barretta in the finals.. LoreeJon began training hard 6 months ago and, in that time, has elevated her game to where she can compete with, and beat, the top pros in America. LoreeJon’s play is a testament to hard work, a championship attitude, and great fundamentals! I have long admired the way she plays – especially her shooting routine, position play, and the professional approach she takes with every shot. I am now working on my second 250 columns for P&B and I am thinking of doing one on her game. — Article by Philip Capelle on Facebook

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2017 SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO

Open Amateur Players ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO Open Amateur Players Championship Results 64 PLACES PAID - 1024 Players

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1 $5000 Christopher Byers - Portland, OR 2 $2500 Larry Kressel - Mechanicsville, VA 3-4 $2000 Chris Bruner - Glen Allen, VA Joe Hong - Horsham, PA 5-8 $1500 Edwin Garcia - Penuelas, PR Ryan McCreesh - Scotia, NY Dany Normandin - Becancour, QU David Verner - Wallingford, CT 9-16 $1200 Jordan Grubb - Rosedale, WV Mark Mariani - Fowler, OH Jose L Martinez - Kissimmee, FL Danny Mastermaker - Walkersville, MD Robert Piersa - East Hartford, CT Jeremy Seaman - Springfield, MI Brett Stottlemyer - Pasadena, MD Marc Vidal-Claramunt - Denver, CO 17-32 $1000 William Dugan Stephen Eury Cody Francis - Washington, ME Brent Hensley - Waynesboro, VA Tony Long - Pasadena, MD Adam Martin - Mansfield, OH William Moon - Germantown, MD Hank Nguyen - Northampton, PA Manuel Perez - Fairview, NC Antonio Perez - Moca, PR William M Pinion - Bryan, OH Stanley Ruppard Max Schlothauer - Adamstown, PA Freddy Scott - Berlin, MD Shane Wolford - Troutville, VA Thomas Zippler - Edgewood, MD

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33-64 $900 Carlos Barbosa - Aibonito, PR Miguel Batista - Ponce, PR Shane Buchanan - Glen Allen, VA Keith Christman - Alburtis, PA Derek A Crothers - Strasburg, VA Raul De Jesus Cruz Trevor Dentz - Hunt Valley, MD Hendrik Drost- Ithaca, NY Gary W Gilsinan - Ft Pierce, FL Geovanni Gonzalez- Ciales, PR Alexander Grossman Brandon Hallett - Maumee, OH Chiaho Eric Hsu - Sugar Land, TX Edwin Hugh - Mt Sinai, NY David Hunt- Richmond, VA Paul Krimes - Adamstown, PA Shane Lykins - Mansfield, OH Ricardo Mejia - Union City, NJ Kenny Miller- Hampton, VA Richard Molineiro - Pasadena, MD Efrain Morales - Aguadilla, PR Mark Nanashee - Philadelphia, PA Ramon Oliveras - San Juan, PR Antonio Perez - Moca, PR Tommy Reed - Radford, VA Ricardo J Fuentes - San Juan, PR Gene Rossi - Oakmont, PA Carl Schulte - Hubbard, OH Rick Senter - Church View, VA Glenn Smith - Goose Creek, SC Stewart Warnock-6 Irvington, NY Lyn Wechsler - Rochester, NY

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Women’s Amateur Players ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO 2017 Women’s Amateur Players Championship - Results 16 PLACES PAID - 156 Players 1st $1800 2nd $1200 3/4th $800 5-8th $500 9-16th $200

Brianna Miller - Allentown, PA Stacie Bourbeau - Orange, MA Michelle Jiang – Harvard, MA Dawn M Luz – Derry, NH Jacquilyn Duggan – Virginia Beach, VA Jai Li – Newburgh, NY Stefanie Manning – Severn, MD Sandie Patarino – Clark, NJ Alexandra Calabrese - Auburn, PA Catherine Fiorilla - Lawrence, MA Emily Herpel - Freehold, NY Nicole King - Upper Marlboro, MD Michelle Minerd - Waynesburg, PA Nicole Nester - Hazle Township, PA Amy Theriault - Sandusky, OH Angela M Wagstaff - Sandusky, OH

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ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO 2017 Amateur Seniors Players Championship - Results 32 PLACES PAID - 384 Players

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1st $3000 Oscar M Bonilla – Hicksville, NY 2nd $1700 Martin Ciccia – Hamilton, N 3/4 $100 Richard Molineiro – Pasadena, MD Gene Rossi – Oakmont, PA 5/8 $800 Rich LaRussa – Dunmore, PA Robert Madenjian – Brooklyn, CT Randy Schwager – Pottstown, PA Dennis Spears – New York, NY 9-16 $650 Richard Lee Anderson – N. Charleston, SC Kenneth Brisbon – Oxford, MI Charles Hickman – Philadelphia, PA Anastosios Karalis – West Palm, FL Victor M Nau – Nanuet, Y Glenn Smith – Goose Creek, SC Bob Talford – Roseville, MI 17-32 $500 Arsenio Fernandez – San Juan, PR Marco Furino – North Babylon, NY Larry Ingram Jr – Warrington, PA Keith Jones – Huntington, WV Shorty Kantaluky – Newport News, VA Lee Knight – Cleveland, OH Carmen Lombardo – Wayne, NJ Ed Matushonek – West Hazleton, PA Ed McCann – Phoenixville, PA Ronny Park – Fort Mill, SC Antonio Perez – Moca, PR Chuck Roth – Forest Hill, MD Vincent J Sauro – Clifton, NJ Kevin Scally – Dingmans Ferry, PA Freddy Scott – Berlin, MD

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2017 SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO

Pro-Am BarBox Players ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO ProAm Players Championship – Results 1st $4000 Billy Thorpe – Flushing, NY 2nd $2000 Josh Roberts – Fairview, NC 3/4 $1000 Roberto Gomez – Uniontown, OH Warren Kiamco – New York, NY 5-8 $500 Darren Appleton, United Kingdom Matt Krah – Townsend, DE Mhet Vergara – Sunnyside, NY Shaun Wilkie – Havre De Crace, MD

Billy Thorpe ALLEN HOPKINS SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO Super Senior Players Championship – Results 164 PLAYERS 1st $2,000 2nd $1200 3/4 $800 5/8 $500 9-16 $350

Lyn Wechsler Eddie Richardson Tom Handley, Dean L White Redgie Smallwood, William Emett Ed Kiess, Steve Lillis Lee Knight, Tom Watters Viktor Albataew, Edward Matushonek Donald Wolff, James Odoms Ronnie Cruce, Charles Fallin

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Juniors

Shane Wolford

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2017 SUPER BILLIARDS EXPO Pennsylvania Juniors State 9-Ball Players Championship - 17 & Under 64 players – Winner receives entry into BEF Nationals, Trophy and assorted prizes. All top finishers receive assorted prizes

Pennsylvania Juniors State 9-Ball Players Championship - 12 & Under 64 players - Winner receives entry into BEF Nationals, trophy, and assorted prizes. All top finishers receive assorted prizes

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Yu Claims Steinway Stop

L-R: CRISTOBAL TIRU (3RD), AMY YU (1ST), LIDIO RAMIREZ (3RD), AND MAX WATANABE (4TH)

2ND CHANCE: 1ST MIKE SALERNO, 2ND JUAN MELENDEZ

Congratulations to the Winners of Stop #7 on April 22-23, 2017 at Steinway Billiards in New York, especially to Amy Yu for her first title on the Predator ProAm tour. Way to go, Amy.

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3RD CHANCE: 1ST FEND AHAO, 2ND DUC LAM

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9-12 13-16

Amy Yu Lidio Ramirez Cristobal Tiru Max Watanabe Shawn Sookhai, Abel Rosario Jia Li, Tom Schreiber Willy Santiago, Matthew Harricharan, Erick Carrasco, Matthias Gutmann Atif Khan, Eddie Kunz, Xavier Romero, Ambi Estevez

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Wilkie Downs Davis

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My Experience at the WPBA Rivers Casino Open 2017 I received an invitation and jumped at the opportunity to play in this event, April 20-23, 2017. This would be my second time coming to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA, who hosted this event for the WPBA. Forty-eight (48) ladies from all across the world came to compete (Norway, China, Ireland, USA and Germany, etc.) for the title and be the Rivers Casino Open WPBA 2017 Champion.

Players are under. The race is different, it is all ball fouls and the shot clock is in effect. There were 6 live stream cameras plus the room is packed with fans. But like any event, only one player can win the event. The title this year would go to Karen Corr, defeating Siming Chen who came from China. Congratulations to Karen Corr and also to Siming Chen who both gave us all an amazing final to watch. This is one I’ll remember for a long time.

Wednesday night started off with a Charity Event – where people challenged the Top 16 Pro Players as a team and also individually. All proceeds went to benefit a local charity. This is a great way to kick off the main event that would start on Thursday at 11:00 am with the Pittsburgh fans coming to watch.

I would like to thank the guys from Xtreme Pool Challenge (xtremepoolchallenge.com/). These guys love pool and sit behind the scenes to bring the best streaming around. They stream all 6 tables. Thanks to the Rivers Casino for having us again and catering to us. And last, to all the WPBA staff and members, I would like to say thank you.

The game was 9-Ball, race to 9, double elimination and alternate the break. My first round started off good and then missed an easy shot on the 9-Ball to try and make it 3-0, but it would be 2-1 and my opponent, Sonya Chbeeb, who won a qualifier to play in this event, seemed to take off from there. I would get one more game and my first round was over 3-9 and Sonya Chbeeb won. She played very well and with each game she got stronger and stronger. Until my next match, I stayed and watched some amazing pool. Taking in as much as I could and continuing to learn more about this game. It was time for my next match with Melissa Little who is ranked 7th on the tour. I know to just play the table and not the person and I did give it a good try. Little broke first and had a break and run. Then it was my break and did make a ball but the one ball was a long shot and I went for the shot and missed, Melissa ran out. I did give it my all, had one good game pocketing 5 balls to win one game. I see why Little is ranked 7th on the tour. Her break is strong and she is spot on making balls. She won 9-1. My journey may be over at this event but that just makes me want to work harder and keep going. Denise Hill who won the Tap qualifier to play in her first WPBA event, also was out…so we had time to take in a ball game. Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees were playing and it was a very good baseball game, the Yankees won 11 to 8. Before the final matches would start there were two raffles: An Anniversary Cue and a set of autographed Aramith balls signed by the top 16 winners. There also was a WPBA media guide auction. I bid on the WPBA media guide and out bid Gary G. I was very happy that I decided to stay for the whole event and watched the finals. Watching the finals lets you get to see how much pressure the Top Pool

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TRI-STATE TOUR SCORES STEINWAY BILLIARDS

Astoria, Queens, NY April 15, 2017 $1000 Added 55 Players

TOP FINISHERS

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Kristina Grimm Raul Calderon Thomas Schreiber Z Ellhai Sherwin Robinson Carlos Serrano Atif Khan Erick Carrasco Kapriel Delimelkonoglu Liam Tully Tony Ignomirello Adrian Daniel

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Brian Cap Vijay Patel Alvin Granados Kevin Scalzitti Victor Dabu, Erick Carrasco

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After his 9-1 win over Jared Zimmerman, things were looking pretty good for Bucky Souvanthong and his chances to win his first Joss NE 9-Ball Tour win of the year at Hippos House of Billiards in Utica, NY on April 8-9, 2017. It turned out to not be as easy as he might have thought it would be though. Zimmerman took the trip to the left side of the board and found Spencer Auigbelle was on a roll. Auigbelle had lost his third round match to Ron Casanzio on Saturday, but he fought back with six straight wins on the one loss side. After a 9-4 win over Mark Creamer, Auigbelle downed John McConnell, Bruce Nagle, Casanzio and Joe Darigis in identical 9-5 matches. Auigbelle then eliminated Zimmerman 9-6 to earn his place in the finals against Souvanthong. Auigbelle took early control of the first match in the double elimination finals and scored a 9-4 win to push things to a second set. Souvanthong had to be wondering if he was fated to settle for his second straight second place finish, as he lost to Bruce Nagle in the finals of the tour’s stop at King Smiley’s Billiards back in march. The second set saw a different player in Souvanthong, though, as he took control

and cruised to a 9-3 win and his first win of the year. The second chance tournament on Sunday saw Dwight Dixon bounce back from final four loss to John McConnell to double dip Hendrik Drost in the finals. After defeating Dixon, McConnell lost to Drost for the hot seat 3-1. Dixon then eliminated McConnell 3-0, followed up by 3-1 and 3-2 wins over Drost in the finals. Joss Tour Director Mike Zuglan is continuing to remind players that entries for Turning Stone XXVIII, scheduled for August 31-September 3 are filling up fast, with nearly three-quarters of the field already registered. Contact Zuglan for further information. Story courtesy of Mike Zuglan (joss9balltour.com). 1st $1000 Bucky Souvanthong 2nd $700 Spencer Auigbelle 3rd $550 Jarred Zimmerman 4th $450 Joe Darigis 5/6th $300 Ron Casanzio, Lyn Wechsler 7/8th $150 Bruce Nagle, Willie Oney

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2017 MICHIGAN STATE 8-BALL Kellogg Arena Battle Creek, MI

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WITH THREE more events played on the USA Mosconi Cup ranking, it’s that man again as Shane Van Boening once again tops the list after winning the Pro Players Championship at the Super Billiards Expo. That’s brings the total of events played up to seven as the South Dakota Kid looks to make his 11thappearance in the event. Despite missing the World Pool Series events in New York for personal reasons, Dennis Hatch stays in the upper echelons as he looks to make his fifth appearance in the Mosconi Cup. This year it’s about finishing in the top ten once the 16th and final event has been played out in early September. That’s when USA skipper Johan Ruijsink will be making his picks from the top ten finishing players. To give himself some leeway in this make or break year for Team America, Ruijsink will be selecting four players from the top ten plus another whose final ranking won’t be of significance. There is a new West Coast event added to the roster and that is: June 23/25 – Pac-West Invitational – Portland, OR 9’ tables/maximum of 64 players/$10,000 added/Grade: One As bracket size is limited to 64, players should contact Carissa Biggs at carissabiggs@gmail.com asap. Due to a change in the format and scheduling of the World Pool Series events, players who gain points in both the main event and the secondary challenge event will have only the higher points out of two counting

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towards their ranking. Ranking after 7 events: 1 Shane VAN BOENING 2 Dennis HATCH 3 Rodney MORRIS 4 Billy THORPE 5 Oscar DOMINGUEZ 6 Donny MILLS 7 Hunter LOMBARDO 8 Johnny ARCHER 9 Earl STRICKLAND 10 Brandon SHUFF

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For full rankings to matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup 2017 Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking – Next Events June 23/25 – Pac-West Invitational (Carissa Biggs) – Portland, OR (see above for details) July 12/16 – World Pool Series Event 3 (Darren Appleton) – New York – 9’ tables/128 players/$16,800 added/Grade: One July 12/16 – World Pool Series Challenge Event (Darren Appleton) – New York 9’ tables/ 70+ players/ $2500 added/Grade Three For full schedule go to matchroompool.com/mosconi-cup.

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US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Seeded by FargoRate

Henderson, NV April 11, 2017

The 2017 US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships will be seeded based on players’ Fargo Ratings. The US Open 10Ball Championship will be held July 17-19 and the US Open 8-Ball Championship will be held July 29-31 at Griff’s, a beautiful new Las Vegas pool room owned by CSI founder Mark Griffin. The events will be played on 9-foot tables and will flank the 2017 BCAPL National Championships, July 19-29 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The US Open 10-Ball is a World PoolBilliard Association ranking event; players will earn WPA points based on how they finish. Both events are part of the 2017 Mosconi Cup USA team points event series.

The top 16 of the 64 players will be equally distributed on the bracket by rating, with the top player in position no. 1, second in position no. 33, and so forth. The remaining 48 players will then be placed on the bracket randomly. This ensures a seeded player will not face another seeded player until at least the third round. Although players with 200 games or more in the FargoRate system have an established Fargo Rating, eligibility for seeding will be more stringent. Seeded players must have 300 or more games in the system and at least half of those must have been played in the past two years. The US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships are both double elimination,

alternate breaks, played on 9-foot Diamond tables with pro-cut pockets and Simonis 860 Tour Blue cloth, using Cyclop Balls. There will be $10,000 guaranteed added to each event with the champion of each pocketing $15,000, based on full fields. The US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships are being scheduled around the 2017 BCAPL National Championships, allowing players also to participate in the 9-Ball, 10-Ball and 8Ball Challenges. Those popular events, which are open to anyone, will take place at The Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino. Register today at playcsipool.com/2017us-open-championships or call CSI at (702) 719- 7665.

PowerBuys Cue of the Month Giveaway MIDDLETON, WI (May 2, 2017) – Viking Cue Manufacturing, LLC is a World leading designer, developer and manufacturer of authentic, American-Made billiard cues and performance shafts. Viking is proud to announce the PowerBuys Cue of the Month Giveaway for the month of May. As we began in February 2017, the artisans at Viking Cue will be taking one of our legendary designs and transforming it into a new and exciting custom cue, each and every month. By exploring our vast collection of rich custom stains, paints, wraps, inlay and ring materials, exotic woods, performance shafts and tip options, our designers will create a truly custom, limited edition cue without the additional customization charges you would normally expect to pay for when creating a custom cue. Every month, Viking Cue will be giving away the PowerBuys Cue of the Month to one very lucky individual. Congratulations to Edwin Kitzman of Wisconsin for being the winner of the March PowerBuys C-A376 Cue of the Month. For the month of May, we took the very popular A286 and customized it to make the C-A286. The C-A286 features a Custom,

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Kaci Wins on Joss Tour

Congratulations Portland, ME Union Station Billiards 1st Eklant Kaci 2nd Guy Bouthot 3rd Nelson Oliveira 4th Ross Webster 5th Samouth Sam 6th Dave Fernandez 7th Paul Cormier 8th Bruce Nagle Thank you Mike Zuglan for another GREAT tournament !!!

Congratulations Darrell Heroux Winner of the Joss Cue Raffle Winner of the 2nd chance Congratulations Jim Hayden.

Nickel City Queen of the Hill Bison Billiards Williamsville, NY April 30, 2017 Nickel City Queen of the Hill results What a great field of talent. Shooters from Canada, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo competed for just under $1600.00 cash, in our triple elimination $250.00 added bar box 8 ball tournament. 1st $280 + $600 Amanda Eisensmith 2nd $135 + $300 Sandy Clayton 3rd $75 +$145 Melissa Svitak 4th $50 Suzanne Peters

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED 9-Ball - Handicapped $25 Wild 9-Ball $25 Call 9 Ball $20 $100 w/32 Open 9 Ball $10/$20 Call Open 9 Ball $5 Call 9 Ball $10 Call Open 9 Ball $8 Call 9-Ball Hdcp/DE/Race to 5/4 $25 Call 8 Ball $5 Call Straight 8-Ball $8 Call 9-Ball Handicap $10 8-Ball $5 Call Open 9 Ball Am/Pro $20/$40 8-Ball Varies $75 w/16+ 8-Ball 7’ Tables race to 5 $15 $100 w/16 9-Ball $10 Call Handicapped 9-Ball-Locals $15 Call 8 Ball-Sc Doubles-Max skill 12 $20 9-Ball - Handicapped Call 10-Ball Handicap-SE $15 Call 9 Ball $5 Call 8 Ball $5 Call 9 Ball $20 $100 w/32 Open 9 Ball $5 Call 9-Ball SE $12 incl g.f. Call 9-Ball $13 9-Ball $5 Matching w/20+ Scotch Doubles 8 Ball/9 Ball Call 8-Ball Round Robin $15 $100 w/32 9-Ball Handicap $20 $200 w/16 8-Ball $15 Call 8 Ball - Race to 2 $8 Call 8-Ball $1 $5/player 9-Ball $13 8-Ball-Race to 2-DE $5 Match w/20+ 8 Ball/9 Ball (1st Sat) Round robin Call 9-Ball Handicap $20 $300 w/24 8-Ball (except last Saturday) $7 incl g.f. Call FREE POOL 8 Ball Chip Pool $15 Call 9 Ball $5 Call 8 Ball $5 Call 8 Ball $20 Call 9 Ball $20 Call 8 Ball Call 200% payout 8-Ball ‘B’ Only Mod. Rnd Robin $10 $200 w/32 9-Ball - Ladies (1st Sun) Call 10-Ball (3rd Sun) Call Handicapped 9-Ball-Locals $15 Call 9 Ball $10 Mixed 8 Ball & 9 Ball $7 9 Ball - 10-Ball Break Pot $20 9 Ball $15 Call 8 Ball - bank the 8 $10 Call 8 Ball Call Call Alt 8 & 9 Ball Call Call 9 Ball $10 Call 8 Ball - Race to 3 $10 Call

TIME 7PM 7PM 7PM 8PM 7PM 8PM 7:30PM 7PM 8PM Call 8PM 1PM 7PM 8PM 6:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7PM 7PM 8PM 7:30PM 7PM 7:30PM 7PM 8PM 8PM 8PM 8PM 8PM 7:30PM 8PM 7:30PM 8PM 8PM 7PM 7PM 7PM 7PM Call 6PM 6PM 1PM 7PM 3PM 6PM Noon Noon Call 8:30PM 2PM 7PM 4PM 2PM 7:30PM 7PM 8PM Call

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DATE May 6

CITY Virginia Beach, VA

LOCATION Q-Master Billiards

PHONE 757-499-8900

EVENT / RULES 10-Ball

ENTRY $50/$35

May 6

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35

$250

Noon

May 13

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

A-B/C-D 9-Ball

Call

$1,000

Call

May 20

Greensboro, NC

Gate City Billiards

336-856-8800

Q City 9-Ball

$50/$35

Call

Noon

May 20

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

9-Ball Triple Elimination-Limit 32 $40 incl g.f.

$500

10AM

May 27

Portland, ME

Union Station

207-899-3693

One Pocket State of Maine

$500

11AM

May 27

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$$$$

3PM

May 27-29

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

Open 9-Ball Ginky Memorial

Call

$4,000

Call

May 27-28

Tallahassee, FL

Zingales

850-224-8644

8-Ball Amateur

$65

$3,000 Guar

11AM

Jun 3

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35

$250

Noon

Jun 3-4

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

A-B/C-D 9-Ball

Call

$2,000

Call

Jun 8-11

Edison, NJ

Sandcastle Billiards

732-632-9277

Make it Happen One Pocket - Efren, Shaw, SVB, Alex, Thorpe, Roberts

Jun 17

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

9-Ball Triple Elimination-Limit 32 $40 incl g.f.

$500

10AM

Jun 24

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$$$$

3PM

Jul 1

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35

$250

Noon

Jul 15

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

9-Ball Triple Elimination-Limit 32 $40 incl g.f.

$500

10AM

Jul 29

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$$$$

3PM

Aug 5

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35

$250

Noon

Aug 19

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

9-Ball Triple Elimination-Limit 32 $40 incl g.f.

$500

10AM

Aug 26

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$$$$

3PM

May 4-6

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Exhibition VanBoening/Strickland Call

Call

May 5-7

Junction City, KS

Fat Toad

785-579-6465

One Pocket

$100 incl g.f.

$500 w/16

9PM

May 6-7

Junction City, KS

Fat Toad

785-579-6465

Open 9-Ball

$50 incl g.f.

$1,000 w/128

Call

May 6-7

Azle, TX

Open Table

817-400-1990

8-Ball APA/UPA/TAP 6 & below

$25 incl g.f.

$1,000 w/64

Noon

May 6-7

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Texas 9-Ball Shootout-Limit 32/64 $35/$25

$1,000 Guar

1PM

May 6-7

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

One Pocket - Limit 24

$75 incl g.f.

$500

Noon

May 6

Davenport, IA

Sharky’s

563-359-RACK

9-Ball

$40 incl g.f.

$1,000

Noon

May 6

Chicago, IL

Chris’ Billiards

773-286-4714

One Pocket

$50 incl g.f.

$1,000 w/20

10AM

Jul 6-9

Olathe, KS

Shooters

913-780-5740

One Pocket

$60

$1,000

8PM

Jul 7-9

Olathe, KS

Shooters

316-371-5805

Open 9-Ball

$65

$4,000

8PM

Jul 7-9

Olathe, KS

Shooters

913-780-5740

Women’s 9-Ball

$50

Call

8PM

Jul 1-2

Shreveport, LA

Sidepocket

318-425-8112

Open 9-Ball

$75 incl g.f.

$2,000 Guar

11AM

Aug 23

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball Mini - Single Elim Max 32

$35 incl g.f.

Call

Aug 24-27

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

Southeastern 9-Ball Championship

$100-Max 128 $5,000

6:30PM

Aug 26

Decatur, AL

6 Pockets

256-686-3171

9-Ball Winner Take All- Max 8

$500

Call

8PM

Jun 23-25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards

503-740-6683

West Coast Swing Kick-off

$225

$10,000

10AM

Jul 1-2

San Francisco, CA

Family Billiards

415-931-1115

Cole Dixon Memorial 9-Ball

$100/$75

$2,500

Call

Jul 5-7

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

One Pocket

$100

$5,000

Call

Jul 7-9

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

9-Ball

$100

$10,000

Call

Jul 11-14

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

Chohan vs Orcollo One Pocket

$100,000 Match Call

Jul 15-16

Bellflower, CA

Hard Times

562-867-7733

9-Ball

$3,000

MIDWEST

PACIFIC

$60

$30 incl g.f.

$125/$80

ADDED TIME $250 1:30PM

6:30PM

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