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L-R: Jeremy Sossei (4th), Mike Dechaine (3rd), Jayson Shaw (1st), and Frankie Hernandez (2nd) The Ginky Memorial is finally here! The 7th edition of this annual event was held May 27-28, 2017. We take this time each year to remember and celebrate the life of George “Ginky� SanSouci, a great NYC player who shared so much and influenced how many of us approach our game. Many thanks to our event sponsors - Predator Cues, Blatt Billiards, Excelsior Graphics, and Steinway

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Eklent Kaci and Jim Hayden Win at Union Station Billiards

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Albanian youngster Eklent Kaci added another win to his American resume with an undefeated run through the field of 36 players at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Union Station Billiards in Portland, Maine on April 29th - 30th. Fresh off his win at the World Pool Series’ Aramith Masters in early April, the 18 year old sensation swept through the winner’s side on Saturday with four straight dominating wins. Kaci beat Dave Fernandez, Mike Bourque, Bruce Nagle and Jim Hayden by a combined score of 36-13. Matching Kaci on the right side of the board was American Guy Bouthot. Bouthot took advantage of a first round bye, but then scored wins over Sarah Preston, Paul Cormier and Mark Stewart. Kaci started his Sunday with a 9-6 win over Nelson Oliveira (the closest he had allowed an opponent to get to beating him all weekend), while Bouthot scored a 9-2 win over Samoth Sam. From there, Kaci scored a 9-2 win over Bouthot to take the hot-seat. After defeating Oliveira 9-6, Bouthot was right back looking for another shot at Kaci in the finals. In the first set of the finals, Bouthot was able to double his number of games won against Kaci the first time they played. Unfortunately, the was still just four games. Kaci took that first set 9-4 for the undefeated win. In the second chance tournament, Jim Hayden bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Steve Lillis for the hot-seat, to eliminate Jamie Garrett 3-2 and then double dip

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Guevarez Rebounds On Saturday, May 13, 2017 hosted a TriState Tour Stop. The $1,000-added event drew 47 entrants to Steinway Billiards in Astoria (Queens), NY. Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Steinway Billiards for their hospitality and ongoing support of the tour, as well as sponsors Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Kamui Tips, Ron Vitello, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics, and Bloodworth Ball Cleaners. The next stop on the Tri-State Tour, scheduled for Saturday, May 20, will be hosted by Clifton Billiards in Clifton, NJ.

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This was my third year attending the West Coast Challenge here on the west coast of Florida, which was held at the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore Florida in Tampa, FL on April 6-9, 2017.

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Men’s 8-Ball A Singles/138 players: 1st $1850 Tyler Russel 2nd $1290 Mitch Nelson 3rd $790 Ryan Hollingsworth 4th $480 Gowon Nairn 5/6th $330 James Adams, Mark Wathen 7/8th $225 Collin Dowdy, Kim Dyer 9-12th $150 Adilson Gomes, Danny Grider, Nathan Rose, Neal Erbes 13-16th $100 Anthony Meglino, Doug Tittle, Francisco Diaz, Jason Richko

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Men’s 9-Ball A Singles/121 players: 1st $1800 Anthony Meglino 2nd $1230 Steve Knoll 3rd $790 Robert Jones 4th $480 Nathan Rose 5/6th $330 James Adams, Jerry Endsley 7/8th $225 Neal Erbes, Rob Melrose 9-12th $150 Dave Stem, Jerry Hager, Kim Dyer, Mitch Nelson

Women’s 9 Ball Singles/35 players: 1st $800 Deanna Foster 2nd $450 Kaylee McIntosh 3rd $225 Leah Waddle 4th $125 Lyn Cartlidge-Remsen 5/6th $75 Kim Dedam, Terri Geary 7/8th $60 Cheryl Baglin, Michelle Jarrell

Next year will be in Orlando, FL …. see you all there and can’t wait.

Men’s 9-Ball B Singles/97 players: 1st $1900 Logan Hawkins 2nd $1000 Doug Cotton 3rd $525 Allen Barber 4th $325 David Cypress 5/6th $190 Robbie Jaterka, Tracy Calpe 7/8th $125 Jian Wu, Robert Charles 9-12th $90 Chris Banbury, Patrick Carey, Steve Shimkus, Trenton White

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Women’s 8-Ball Singles Division/50 players: 1st $1010 Sam Kielsen 2nd $660 Michelle Jarrell 3rd $345 Sandra Baughman 4th $200 Tracey Mullen 5/ 6th $110 Kim Dedam, Valerie Dukich 7/8th $75 Kelly Errair, Kimberly Herman 9-12th $60 Cheryl Baglin, Denise Nelson, Leah Waddle, Jessica Human

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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 ROUTINES TO PLAY YOUR BEST Playing pool is a game that requires finesse, as there are countless times at the table where it is essential to have your mind and body working in perfect synchrony so that you can make that difficult cut, bank, or combination shot. In order to achieve the needed confidence and muscle-memory that good pool playing requires, it is imperative that you develop unique, personalized routines that help you prepare for battle. As humans, we are creatures of habit and perform our best when we feel comfortable in our surroundings. When we experience new situations in life, we run the risk of overreacting and allowing our nervous system to create a high level of anxiety to help ward off the stress. Unfortunately, while we are actively focusing to minimize nerves, we often get “out of sorts” and away from the rituals we usually do that allow us to play our best. For example, if you are fixated on looking at the bracket for the tournament, you might forget about the importance of taking a few minutes to yourself to breathe, use imagery to see success, and review your personal goals before putting together your stick. The good news is that we can ward off much of the negative anxiety we experience in life by developing routines that help us feel comfortable. In essence, the better we feel in our surroundings, the better the chances we will play our best pool. Some ideas to consider when developing your routines include: • • •

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Be prepared. The night before a big tournament be sure to take care of all the small details, including preparing your cue, getting enough rest, and plotting out directions to the tournament so that you’ll have enough time to get there without being rushed. Develop a mental pre-game mindset. Don’t leave things to chance, but instead make sure you know the basics when it comes to imagery, cue words, self-talk, and bounce-back tips. Go through a structured pre-game practice routine. The more you are in control, the less stress you will experience. What this means is that having a specific preshooting routine will help you feel comfortable in your surroundings and leave you less time to look around and become nervous noticing other ringers signing up for the tournament. Walk through resiliency strategies. While we never want to think we’ll ever miss another shot, the reality is that we will (in fact, we’ll miss lots of them in our lifetime!). The key is to think ahead of time how you will respond and regroup the first time you miss a shot that you shouldn’t, thereby preventing “mental meltdowns” that result in you missing more than a shot (in most cases that kills it for the entire tournament). By having a comfortable routine that allows you to step away, breathe, and normalize the situation you will be far more likely to make the next shot and start a new run, compared to allowing the emotions of the situation take you away from your game.

A little preparation can go a long, long way when it comes to developing the confidence needed to maximize your pool playing. Take note of the things that make you comfortable and confident, and look for ways to replicate those behaviors as often as possible.

I would like to hear from you. If you have a question for me please submit to: information@drstankovich.com

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PRECISION – 9 WAYS TO IMPROVE RIGHT NOW by Tom Simpson © April 2007 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com

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We play one of the most precise games in the world. In pool, missing your aim angle by one or two degrees is sometimes enough to make you miss the shot. Missing position by a fraction of an inch can sometimes cost us a game. There is always a higher level of precision available. You can pocket a ball, but a better player can pocket that ball in a specific portion of the pocket. You can get position for your next shot, but a better player can get closer position or a better angle. You have pretty good speed control, but guess what – somebody else has better, more precise speed control. So, one way to get better, no matter what your current level, is to find ways to become more precise. The following are nine physical things to check or try to move toward more precision: 1. Flatter cue – Sidespin makes the cueball curve. The more elevated the butt of your cue, and the more sidespin, the more curve. This is fine if you’re planning on it, but devastating if you’re not. Lots of good players know better, but don’t realize they could elevate less. Get your stick down to a finger thickness above the rail whenever possible. 2. Shorter bridge – Think of your bridge as a fulcrum (a pivot point). Any side-to-side wobble error you might have in the back of your stroke shows up in side-to-side tip movement at the cueball. The further that pivot point is from the cueball, the more error shows up at impact. The pros get away with their long bridges because they have very straight, very grooved strokes. Sink about a million balls, and your stroke will be that straight too. Meanwhile, trade off some of that 16” bridge for some accuracy. 3. Snug bridge – Sure, you have a good, versatile closed loop bridge. But is it absolutely solid? Your bridge should be a rock. Once you are in position, it should have no motion and there should be no way for the stick to slop around in the bridge. You can make bridge improvements your whole pool career. Shake it a little, snug it in different ways, make it broad & stable, change your wrist angle a degree or two, put more pressure on it. 4. Come to a full stop at the cueball – Before you take your shot, come to a full stop at the front of your stroke and check

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your contact point on the cueball. Are you going to hit it precisely where you intended? You can see this much more clearly when you stop. Adjust your bridge to make micro-corrections to the tip placement. Aim with tip close to cueball – When you bring your tip near the cueball, make sure you are actually bringing the tip close to the ball. If you are three inches from the cueball, your judgment about where the tip is actually going to hit the ball is suspect. Since your swing is an arc (like a pendulum), the tip is not going to move forward in a straight line. The closer you bring your tip, the more likely you will hit where you think you’ll hit. Test this by bringing the tip to a stop and then slowly pushing the stick forward until you touch the cueball. You might be astonished at how far away you were. Try for under an inch. Short stroke – Long, swoopy strokes may be beautiful, but they are not easy to control. Sometimes it pays to take a very short hit stroke. If it’s a difficult, highpressure shot where speed is not a big concern, you might try the short stroke. It’s harder to go off your aim line when the stroke is only a few inches. Make the ball. More athletic stance – Your stance should be unwavering. Once you are in position, there should be zero motion in your stance. Many players are moving a little, and are not aware of it. Try taking a more athletic stance. More distance between your feet. No locked knee joints. No squatting. Reasonably balanced weight distribution side-to-side and front-to-back. Feel like a stable tripod. Eyeglasses – Yes, there is a good thing about eyeglasses. You can use the top of the frame or lenses to see when your eyes are off level. If your eyes are tilted, it’s very hard to aim accurately. You may be surprised to see how much your head tilt varies. Tip shape – Your tip shape (how curved is it) determines how much spin you get for how far the shaft is displaced from the center of the cueball. A dime radius tip (same curve as a dime and more sharply curved than a nickel) gives more spin with a given offset, but requires far more precision from the player to get consistent spin. It also takes more frequent maintenance to keep that shape. Use a nickel radius unless you are a very advanced player.

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NO MASSE’ SHOTS ALLOWED This month shot is harder than it looks and tests your ability in shooting straight and hit the Cue Ball exactly where you intend.

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.

Let’s start by setting it up: place the Cue Ball anywhere inside the square X area. However, I recommend using the position suggested in my diagram. Freeze the 1-ball (the Yellow Ball) to the CB making sure their line of center aims at the 3-Ball (the Red one) as for pocketing it in pocket F. Prior to that, place the 3-Ball at the 1st diamond from pocket E and at about ½ ball from the rail. Another ball (the Green Ball) needs to lay in front of side pocket E at about 1-ball distance from the rail.

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If you apply a precise hit without any unwanted English, the CB and the 1-Ball will travel forward together until the latter will contact the Green Ball and sink into pocket E. The Green Ball will obviously move out of the way while the CB, still rich with backspin, will still slide forward. Therefore, once the CB hits the red 3-Ball, hopefully making it into pocket D, will draw back and pocket the 10-ball. It helps to remind that it is legal to shoot into an object ball which is frozen to the Cue Ball, which makes this shot a “fancy” one rather than a “tricky” one!

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Bob Jewett

Bob Jewett

Here is a draw drill from Willie Mosconi’s book “Winning Pocket Billiards.” It will teach you precise control of the distance and angle you get with soft draw off a nearby object ball. This is especially useful for picking apart clusters of balls and for playing some safes where you need to draw over to an exact spot to hide the cue ball. It is one of the first drills I practiced and I still find it useful to test how the cloth and cue ball work on an unfamiliar table. Let’s start with the easy version first. Put three balls near the side pocket as shown in the diagram. You begin with cue ball in hand. You must pocket the balls in order in the side pocket and the cue ball is not allowed to touch a cushion or any second ball on any shot. The successive positions are shown for a good clearance of the three balls. Here are some suggestions if you have trouble starting up on this drill. First, you need to strive for the perfect angle on the next ball with each ball you pocket. You need a little angle so you can move the cue ball sideways for the next ball, but not so much angle you can’t stop the cue ball from going too far sideways. I find that leaving the cue ball and object ball pointed straight at the pocket point P is ideal. This gives you a visible position target. Second, staying close to the balls is much better than trying to play the shot from the middle of the table. When you are that far back it’s hard to keep the required draw on the cue ball with a soft shot and a firm shot is likely to take you too far down the table. Third is that you need to become an expert at cheating the pocket. Most of the time when playing you want to send the ball to the center of the pocket so that you have margin for error to both the left and right. These shots are so short that you can give up some pocketing precision to make maneuvering the cue ball easier. If you get perfectly straight on a ball, just put it in the left side of the pocket so you can move on to the next ball. But be careful! You still need to put the object ball in the right part of the pocket or the speed of the cue ball to the right will be off. Lastly, you need to learn how side spin can help you achieve position with this kind of shot. Usually side spin is used only on the cushions, but here side spin helps with either creating or killing the cut angle. For example, if you had too much angle on the 1 ball, right English would let you hit the object ball much fuller and still get it to go to the pocket. This technique works best if the cue ball is close to the object ball, so don’t expect it to help much if the cue ball is in the middle of the table. If you get on the wrong side of the object ball it’s possible to use that same right English to bring you to the right but you need to

elevate the cue stick to about 30 degrees so you are playing a soft swerve shot. Similarly elevated left English can hold the cue ball if you have too much cut angle. For these shots, seek out a player who can demonstrate them if you don’t get them right away -- this is an advanced technique. Three balls should be easy. If you can do five sets in a row, move on to four balls. When you do five in a row with four add another ball and so on. I’ve labeled the group of seven as “medium” because if you really master soft draw you should be able to get to 10. Besides having to do more consecutive shots the shots become harder as the balls are placed farther from the pocket so they can all fit. It’s up to you to figure out how close to the pocket and each other is optimum for the starting positions.

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ARE YOU ON THE REBOUND?

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.

Recently one of my students asked, “How can I erase the memory of a missed shot and not let it create selfdoubt for the rest of my match? Whenever I play a bad match I immediately start to think about how much that’s affected my chances of winning that particular tournament. Negative thoughts start to creep in…it’s hard to rebound from a poor performance.” As a coach, I usually tell my students that thoughts are just thoughts and to treat them as such. When your brain produces negativity, a single thought doesn’t have the power to become an emotion that will affect your overall performance. However, the more time you devote to that particular thought, the more you empower it to change your overall mood. Negative thoughts generally lead to performance anxiety, which can dramatically decrease your overall level of play. Below you will find 4 ways to eliminate negative thoughts you are likely to encounter after missing a ball or making a costly position error. 1. Respond to the challenge: Professional players tend to respond to the challenge after a poor performance. On the other hand, losers react. It is important to become aware of your feelings and not let them overpower you. If you miss an easy shot, you can expect a negative thought to enter your head. This is actually very normal.

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Good pool players pay attention to their negative thoughts, and give themselves time to respond, instead of just reacting. 2. Keep your thoughts in the present moment: Many students have found that trying to clear their mind and focus on their breathing can help. Other options include concentrating on your preshot routine or focusing on one of your 5 senses (because your current senses only exist in the present). Good players understand that negativity only exists from memories of past performances or the fear of future ones. If you embed yourself into the present, then you will be more likely to exhibit a positive attitude throughout your match. 3. Display good body language: There’s definitely a relationship between good posture and mood. If you continually frown and put yourself in a hunched over position while you are sitting in the chair, you will eventually start to embrace negative thoughts. Conversely, if you sit with your shoulders back and smile, you’ll feel more confident. When you think you are a slump, notice your body language and correct it as the need arises.  4. Start over: • Replace negative thoughts with something positive. Focus on something completely unrelated to pool, like your favorite sport or restaurant. • If you feel uncomfortable while you are down on the shot, get up and restart your pre-shot routine. • Focus on one stroke thought (for example, you might focus on putting a really good pause into every backswing). Try these mental game techniques and I believe you find something that will help you rebound from a poor match performance! Another thing to remember is that your first match does not have to set the tone for the entire tournament. Many great tournament performances have started with a loss. Work on rebounding and stick to your mental plan throughout the tournament.

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LEGGAT wins HIS first STOP

the HARD way

David Leggat

Kevin Scalziti

RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, BQE Billiards in Jackson Heights (Queens), NY was the scene of a TriState Tour Stop event. And what a battle it turned out to be.

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Kevin Scalzitti sent David Leggat to the back side and went on to take the point, little knowing he’d again face Leggat. David worked his way through the one loss side, winning seven matches to get another shot at Scalzitti. The Leggat/Scalzitti re-match was an extended race to 9 in the finals. Leggat needed to reach seven wins first, to extend the match to nine games. He did so without giving up a rack and added two more to claim his first Tri-State title in only two attempts.

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Bagwell Back on His Game The G.S.B.T would like to say Congratulations to Brian Bagwell on his win this weekend at Sports and Cues in Greenville, SC on May 6, 2017. It’s good to see him back playing better again!!! It was another solid finish for Dayne Miller again and I’m sure it won’t be long until he breaks through and gets his 1st win on the tour!! I would like to give a big shout out to Matthew Mancini and his entire stafaf for

doing a great job on our 1st event of many more to come!! Thanks to Randy Hollingsworth for putting up the added money and giving us another awesome location to play at here in Greenville!!!! Thanks for everyone’s support! As always SAFE TRAVELS MY FRIENDS!!!!

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Nearly $700,000 Up For Grabs at

APA

Green Tier Champion - Michelle Templeton of Carbondale, IL

White Tier Champion - René Maurice of Sudbury, ON

Black Tier Champion - John Pasquarella of San Diego, CA

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (May 17, 2017) —Thousands of APA members made their way to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino to compete for nearly $700,000 in cash and prizes at the APA Poolplayer Championships. The Poolplayer Championships consisted of both the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout, as well as the 8-Ball and 9-Ball Doubles Championships and the Wheelchair Championship. The final round of the 9-Ball Shootout featured three championship matches, one for each Skill Level Tier, with two shooters in each tier competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. In the Green Tier, Michelle Templeton of Carbondale, IL., defeated Robin Hicks of Terry, MS. In the White Tier, Rene’ Maurice of Sudbury, Ont., defeated Mark Lyons of Central Islip, NY In the Black Tier, John Pasquarella of San Diego, CA., defeated Matthew Walling of Ruffin, SC. Mary Nicholas of Woodstock, AL., received the Sportsmanship Award in the 9-Ball Shootout. Each of the three Champions received a prize package worth $10,000. Runners-Up in each tier took home a prize package worth $5,000. More than 4,000 pool players made it to the Regional Level of the 9-Ball Shootout before the field was whittled down to the 370 who advanced to Las Vegas.

8-Ball Doubles Champions - What The Baby Gonna Do? 2 Tyshawn Foster, Ewa Laurance, The Striking Viking, Bobby Harvison

9-Ball Doubles Champions - Last Minute Decision Adam Wray and Chris Whitlow - of Woburn, MA

In the 8-Ball Doubles Championship, What the Baby Gonna Do 2 – Bobby Harvision and Tyshawn Foster – of Memphis, Tenn., defeated Newlyweds – Kyle Guo and Natalie Montoya – of San Gabriel, Calif. The victory earned them a $5,000 payday. As Runners-Up, Newlyweds took home $3,000.

In the 9-Ball Doubles Championship, Last Minute Decision – Chris Whitlow and Adam Wray– of Woburn, Mass., defeated Droppin Nines – Jacqueline Wargo and Matt Kornfeld – of Ft. Washington, Pa. The victory earned them a $3,500 payday. As Runners-Up, Droppin Nines took home $2,300.

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Poolplayer Championships in Las Vegas Nearly 6,000 players throughout North America qualified for Regional competition in the 8-Ball Classic, with 582 of them advancing to the championships. In the finals of the 8-Ball Classic, five champions each took home a prize package worth $15,000 for their performances. In the Blue Tier, Taplia Renfrow of Atlanta, Ill., defeated Jared Bellino of Lake Charles, La. In the Yellow Tier, Benjamin Almazan of Chicago, Ill., defeated Matthew Soderlund of Westerville, Ohio. In the Red Tier, Jimmy James of Baltimore, Md., defeated Mark Cable of Somerville, N.J. In the Orange Tier, Kevin Grimes of Yorba Linda, Calif., defeated Wayne Galloway of Yazoo City, Miss. In the Purple Tier, Daniel McKenney of Petal, Miss., defeated William Gallagher, Jr. of Atco, N.J. Herlinda Moss of Whitewright, Texas, won the Sportsmanship Award in the 8-Ball Classic. First Place winners received cash and prizes worth $15,000. Each Runner-Up received cash and prizes worth $9,000.

Blue Tier Champion - Taplia Renfrow, Atlanta, IL

Yellow Tier Champion - Ben Almazan, Chicago, IL

Purple Tier Champion - Daniel McKenney of Petal, MS

Red Tier Champion - Jimmy James, Baltimore, MD

Wheelchair Champion - Sonja Bennett of Kankakee, IL In the finals of the Wheelchair Championship, Sonja Bennett of Kankakee, Ill., defeated Marland Redfield of Marshall, Mich., to take home $2,000 in prize money. Redfield received $1,200 as the Runner-Up. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9 Ball League play.

Orange Tier Champion - Kevin Grimes, Yorba Linda, CA

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The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $2 Million in cash and prizes annually! The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg. For more information on the APA, visit www.poolplayers.com.

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The Buffalo Bull Shooters: Cheryl Reed (captain), Jay Reed, Ken, Faye Lone, Karl and Bethany Kasprzak, and Adam Smith (not in picture)

On May 21, 2017 Bison Billiards was well represented in Las Vegas at the APA Team Championships. Wow! A clean sweep of the APA LTC Championships by two Bison Billiards teams. Congrats to “Buffalo Bull Shooters” and “8 Ball Hustlers”. Both teams won $5000.00 apiece, to assist in travel expenses to compete in the APA World Championships this August in Las Vegas. They will be competing for $25000.00 cash. Congrats to all the players on “Yo Mama” as well, you guys played great.

Clean Sweep of APA LTC Championships

Bison Billiards APA Teams Qualify for Vegas

8 Ball Hustlers: Kenisha Morgan (captain), Mike Shriver, Lauren Militello, Sam Leone, Tom Buckley, Dave Stutz, Santo Merlo.

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PRESS RELEASE

Viking Announces June PowerBuys Cue Giveaway MIDDLETON, WI (June 1, 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 June as well as the winner of the April PowerBuys Cue of the Month. As we began in February 2017, the artisans at Viking Cue continue to take one of our legendary designs and transform 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 can 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. Viking would like to send out congratulations to Wesley Dzierlatka of Connecticut for being the winner of the April PowerBuys C-A333 Cue of the Month.

For the month of June giveaway, we took our very popular A314 and customized it to make the C-A314. The cue features custom Central American Cocobolo sleeve rings with custom Natural, Premium Maple and Black IMA rings, Upgraded Tiger Onyx Tip, Northern Michigan Hard Rock Maple Forearm with Viking Autumn Stain, Walnut/Black Double Pressed 100% Irish Linen Wrap finished off with a Black IMA Joint and Butt Cap. It also comes standard with the Viking low-deflection ViKORE American Performance shaft as well as the Viking Limited Lifetime Warranty including warpage. To enter the drawing, please visit https://www.vikingcue.com/cue-of-the-monthgiveaway/. Enter once a day and we will randomly choose the winner of the C-A314 at the end of the month. The Headquarters of Viking Cue is located in Middleton, WI and distributes internationally under the brands of Viking, ViKORE, eXact Shot, eXact Shot2, VCrush, VPro, VSpin, Crush, Punch and Valhalla. For more information, please contact Viking Cue at sales@vikingcue.com or call 1-800-397-0122. To find a Viking Dealer near you, visit our website at www. vikingcue.com.

ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CUP Press release issued by the EPBF & BCA The Billiard Congress of America has announced its team for the 3nd annual Atlantic Challenge Cup event to be held in Klagenfurt, Austria, 5 - 8 July, 2017. The 2017 team begins with reigning Junior National 9-Ball Champion and member of the 2016 US World Junior Team Ricky Evans. Ricky will be joined by his 2016 World Teammate Nathan Childress, long time junior standout Manny Perez, and 2016 Atlantic Challenge Cup team member Shane Wolford. 2015 Atlantic Challenge Cup Team USA MVP April Larson, and 2016 reserve member Sierra Reams round out Team USA. “To be selected a member of Team USA is a unique honor and I hope every player understands what a great accomplishment it is to wear the Team USA jersey,” said Billiard Congress of America CEO Rob Johnson. “Now, it’s time to prepare to compete as a team and give Team Europe a great battle for that Cup! Team USA Committee Chair Rick Doner and his team have assembled a first-class team of players and special kids. Thank you to Rick, the additional committee members and the entire Billiard Education Foundation for their hard work and commitment.”

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Members of 2017 Team U.S.A. 1. Manny Perez, age 19 (Overland Park, KS) 2. Ricky Evans, age 15 (St. Peters, MO) 3. Shane Wolford, age 17 (Troutville, VA) 4. Nathan Childress, age 15 (North Chesterfield, VA) 5. April Larson, age 17 (Bloomington, MN) 6. Sierra Reams, age 18 (Richmond, VA) “Having such a diverse group of juniors has once again provided Team USA with strong, knowledgeable and experienced players to represent America as ambassadors of our sport,” said Team USA Selection Committee Chair Rick Doner. “While not an easy process, it is designed to find the very best players and individuals who will represent America in this special event. We are delighted with the wonderful group of young ladies and men coming together to form Team USA.” Launched in 2015, the Atlantic Challenge Cup features the best youth players from Europe and America in a Mosconi Cup style event. Six players on each team, four boys and two girls, battle it out on an annual basis to see who has bragging rights across the Atlantic. The event is the result of a joint venture between the Billiard Congress of America and the European Pocket Billiard Federation. Stay tuned to AtlanticChallengeCup.com for continuous updates on the 2017 event.

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MILLER CAPTURES TITLE l-r: Rumi Brown, Rita Thakur, Jennifer Hawthorne Keeney, Teri Thomas, Anita Sowers, Briana Miller, Nicole Danielle King, Gwen Townsend.

Results JPNEWT 2017 Stop #3 (May 20-21) 24 player field, held at the First Break Cafe in Sterling, VA And congratulations to Nicole King for winning the qualifier spot to an NAPT Division 1 Pro event this fall. Thanks to our sponsors: J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Coins of the Realm, and room host First Break Cafe

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Omega Billiards 2017 ACS National Championships Men’s 9-Ball Singles Champion Frank DeCastecker

Men’s Super Senior 8-Ball Singles Champion Randy Kukla

Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles Champion Kim Bohnet

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The tantalizing allure of many events in which to play throughout a week of pool camaraderie and great dates convenient to most independent leagues at the end of their seasonal league play fueled an 8% jump in entries at the 13th edition of the Omega Billiards ACS National Championships, produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS), May 13-20, 2017 and held at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The ACS added $40,500 to the total prize fund. Action began with 9-ball and 8-ball Singles and Scotch Doubles play, as Frank DeCastecker (Moline, IL) outpaced the Men’s 9-Ball Singles field in this handicapped format to march undefeated to the title match – outdueling his final’s higher-rated opponent Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) 7-8 for the crown. On the Women’s 9-Ball Singles side, Connie Eddins (Portsmouth, VA) claimed the hot seat but could not take advantage of the two-game spot/set against the powerful game of Gail Eaton (Bourne, TX), as Gail grabbed the laurels 7-4/7-1. The Advanced 8-Ball Scotch Doubles championship was claimed by the once-defeated power duo of Dustin Gunia & Jessica

Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles Champion David Martinez

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Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles Champion Dustin Gunia

Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles Champion Richard Robles

Women’s 9-Ball Singles Champion Gail Eaton

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Showcases the Nation’s Top Amateur League Talent Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles Champion Bernie Store

Frideres (NE/IA) over finalists Larry Eans & Bernie Store (AZ) 2-5/1-5. Carrie Williams & Robert Webb (OK) double-dipped Edward & Levona Lowe (VA) 2-4/3-0 in the finals for the top Open 8-Ball Scotch Doubles award! In the new and well-attended Standard 8-Ball Scotch Doubles division, Joey & Santana Chavez (OK) recovered from a first-set 4-5 loss to Will Joe/Crissie Winn (UT) to snatch the title in the deciding set – 4-3.

Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles Champion Valerie Porter

Awards were claimed in nine different divisions of 8-Ball Singles. Among the top skill brackets, undefeated Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) dominated veteran David Boone (Bedford, NS) 7-0 for the Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles title; defending champ Bernie Store (Phoenix, AZ) claimed the title once again over Christina Gonzalez (Las Vegas, NV) 7-1 for the Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles crown; while Richard Robles (San Antonio, TX) defeated Clint Bearspaw (Morley, AB) 5-1 in the finals for Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles Champion Shaundra Norquay

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Advanced 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Champions Dustin Gunia & Jessica Frideres

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Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles Champion Lisa Bailey

Open 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Champions Carrie Williams & Robert Webb

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Omega Billiards 2017 ACS National Championships Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Team Champions - Dick’s Picks - Donny Branson, Lyn Wechsler, Ronnie Allen, Dick Pickle, Greg Kuhl, Dave Dattilo and Chris Akey the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles laurels, and Shaundra Norquay (Victoria, BC) remained undefeated in outpointing her final’s opponent Carrie Williams (Catoosa, OK) 4-1 for the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles title. In the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles undefeated David Martinez (San Antonio, TX) made short work of Peter Bidne (Crystal, MN) 4-1 in the finals, while Lisa Bailey (San Antonio, TX) absconded with a two-set finals win over Patty Sangster (Hamilton, ON) 4-2/4-1 in the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles division. In the aged divisions, Kim Bohnet (Medicine Hat, AB) only took one set to upend Amos Bush (Plano, TX) 5-2 for the Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles (55+) crown; three-time champion Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) fell short of another title with a two-set loss to Valerie Porter (Los Angeles, CA) 2-4/4-1 for the Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles (50+) crown! Undefeated Randy Kukla (Las Vegas, NV) was liberally outpointed in the first set by Dave Dattilo (Henderson, NV) 1-5, but he recovered in the second set by a 5-4 margin for the top Super Senior 8-Ball Singles (65+) award! Men’s Open 8-Ball Team Champions - Kickin’ Chicken - Kenny Romash, Paul James, Kevin Barnicoat, Kevin Price, David Weaver and Marcus Shelton

Men’s Standard 8-Ball Team Champions - Bank Shots - Brandon Boren, Joe Ruff, Jerry Ruff, Leon DeRouin, Zack Hamilton, Jim Hanus and Russ Labue

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The latter portions of the week showcased 3-person 9-ball Team divisions each morning and 4/5-person 8-ball Team competitions each afternoon and evening. Five 9-ball divisions – each based on team skill levels assigned to their respective division - featured: 1). Men’s/Mixed Advanced 9-Ball Team play ending with undefeated Leisure Time 1 (IL) [Jamey Bowman, Dwaine Bowman and Frank DeCastecker] outpointing Las Vegas Cue Club #1 (NV) [Lyn Wechsler, Jason Kane and Greg Kuhl] 14-12 for the Championship; 2). Women’s Advanced 9-Ball Team finals having once-defeated Poke-N-Hope (TX) [Gail Eaton, Jennifer Dooley, Megan Hardin, Helen Hayes and Renee Benton] claim a two-set 14-12/10-8 victory over Lady Bull Shooters (OK) [Carrie Williams, Rachel Petersen, Michelle McDermott and Brittany Maynard]; 3). Footers 2 (VA) [John Mitcheltree, Seum Kantaluky and Rob Leeper] double-dipping Boardwalk (IL) [Duke Shaw, Josh Franklin, Scott Franklin, Josh Suits and Don Lawson] 14-13/10-5 for the Men’s/Mixed Open 9-Ball Team title; 4). Boom Shaka Laka (TX) [Tara Williams, Monica Anderson and Corina Campbell] taking out Kolby’s Cathy (AZ) [Cathy Kelley, Rebecca Onnembo, Leandrea Gaff and Tami Hathcock] in one set 10-6 for the Women’s Open 9-Ball Team crown; and 5). Schooners Spoilers (AB) [Gord Gee, Ron Meier, Mario LaFond and Garry Hambley] overcoming

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Men’s Standard 9-Ball Team Champions - Schooners Spoilers Gord Gee, Ron Meier, Mario LaFond and Garry Hambley

Standard 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Champions Joey & Santana Chavez

Men’s Open 9-Ball Team Champions - Footers 2 John Mitcheltree, Seum Kantaluky and Rob Leeper

Women’s Open 9-Ball Team Champions - Boom Shaka Laka Corina Campbell, Tara Williams and Monica Anderson

Men’s Advanced 9-Ball Team Champions - LEISURE TIME 1 Jamey Bowman, Dwaine Bowman and Frank DeCastecker

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Omega Billiards 2017 ACS National Championships Women’s Advanced 9-Ball Team Champions - POKE-N-HOPE Gail Eaton, Jennifer Dooley, Megan Hardin, Helen Hayes and Renee Benton

Six 8-ball team divisions – each based on team skill levels assigned to their respective division - showcased: 1). Dick’s Picks (NV) [Donny Branson, Lyn Wechsler, Ronnie Allen, Dick Pickle, Greg Kuhl, Dave Dattilo and Chris Akey] remaining undefeated in the triple-elimination format to eclipse Las Vegas Cue Club (NV) [Mike Hutcheson, Jason Kane, Tony Rapone, Jim Carmona, Jimmy Moore and Jason Osborne] 13-11 for the Men’s/Mixed Advanced 8-Ball Teams championship; 2). defending champion Al’s Hideout (WI) [Judy Ninke, Katrina Lyman, Chris Holl and Kelly Nickl] taking the hot seat again, but falling to Lady Bull Shooters (OK) [Carrie Williams, Rachel Petersen, Michelle McDermott and Brittany Maynard] in a two-set finals 5-13/11-13, allowing the Oklahoma team to claim its first Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Teams title; 3). Kickin’ Chicken (OK) [Kenny Romash, Paul James, Kevin Barnicoat, Kevin Price, David Weaver and Marcus Shelton] outpointing Fresh Off the Boat (VA) 13-9 for the Men’s/Mixed Open 8-Ball Teams laurels; 4). undefeated Snap Shotz (CA) [Lauren Ward, Sonja Coleman,

Women’s Standard 9-Ball Team Champions - Scott & Ar’s Michelle Morrison, Debra Rospotnik, Betty North and Amy Rice

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1st

$2500

RICHARD ROBLES

2nd

$1100

DUSTIN GUNIA

2nd

$750

CONNIE EDDINS

2nd

$ 1200

CARRIE WILLIAMS

2nd

$1700

CLINT BEARSPAW

3rd

$800

DWAYNE TOWNSEND

3rd

$545

BERNIE STORE

3rd

$ 800

JOYCE MURPHY

3rd

$1300

RICK CASTILLO

4th

$600

KYLE BOVA

4th

$375

TARA WILLIAMS

4th

$ 500

TRISH VERMULE

4th

$1000

HANI KAMANI

5/6th

$400

CHESTER HORN

5/6th

$225

BETH FONDELL

5/6th

$ 350

CONNIE EDDINS

5/6th

$700

BRYAN WILSON

5/6th

$400

JORDAN ROTHERMEL

5/6th

$225

MARYANN MCCONNELL

5/6th

$ 350

LEANDREA GAFF

5/6th

$700

JEFF SMITH

7/8th

$300

MIKE HENDERSON

7/8th

$150

KIT DENNIS

7/8th

$ 275

LEIGH ANN GILES

7/8th

$535

LEE SUWALSKI

7/8th

$300

STEVE LENZ

7/8th

$150

LEANDREA GAFF

7/8th

$ 275

TONI BARNES

7/8th

$535

SCOTT BERQUIST

9-12th

$200

DAVE PERRY

9-12th

$125

CATHY KELLEY

9-12th

$ 200

ANN BELLAMY

9-12th

$325

AARON LODGE

9-12th

$200

DAVID BOONE

9-12th

$125

CHRISTINA BANKS

9-12th

$ 200

MELANIE JACOBS

9-12th

$325

JEFF CIAVONE

9-12th

$200

RAY REYNA

9-12th

$125

CHRISTINA GONZALEZ

9-12th

$ 200

SAMANTHA PATTON

9-12th

$325

KEVIN FRAUENBERGER

9-12th

$200

RUSS WHITTLE

9-12th

$125

NANCY ANN KENNEDY

9-12th

$ 200

YVETTE GALLANT

9-12th

$325

MIKE WADDLES

13-16th

$150

DAVID BUTTON

13-16th

$100

BARB HAMILTON

13-16th

$ 175

CARI FEN

13-16th

$225

CALVIN GULLEY

13-16th

$150

JEFF KENNEDY

13-16th

$100

CONNIE FOSCHI

13-16th

$ 175

JENNIFER DOOLEY

13-16th

$225

EDWARD LOWE

13-16th

$150

RILEY MACDONALD

13-16th

$100

SANDRA SANCHEZ

13-16th

$ 175

PAULA BRANTON

13-16th

$225

JASON STANDLEY

13-16th

$150

RYAN KENNEDY

13-16th

$100

TINA LARSEN

13-16th

$ 175

WENDY SCHELIN

13-16th

$225

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WOMEN’S ADVANCED 8-BALL SINGLES

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MEN’S ADVANCED 8-BALL SINGLES

1st

$ 1500

RANDY KUKLA

1st

$ 1500

KIM BOHNET

1st

$2300

BERNIE STORE

1st

$ 2500

DUSTIN GUNIA

2nd

$ 1115

DAVID DATTILO

2nd

$ 1000

AMOS BUSH

2nd

$1500

CHRISTINA GONZALEZ

2nd

$ 1500

DAVID BOONE

3rd

$ 800

DAVID ESTEP

3rd

$ 760

MARK JONES

3rd

$970

JESSICA FRIDERES

3rd

$ 1000

DONNY BRANSON

4th

$ 575

SCOTT LESSMANN

4th

$ 550

JOE CANNELLA

4th

$500

BETH FONDELL

4th

$ 530

JENMAN LUK

5/6th

$ 400

BURT BALANCAD

5/6th

$ 375

RICHARD MERRETT

5/6th

$250

KELLY NICKL

5/6th

$ 300

DAVE PERRY

5/6th

$ 400

RANDY GOETTLICHER

5/6th

$ 375

RODNEY BROWNE

5/6th

$250

LAUREN WARD

5/6th

$ 300

JORDAN ROTHERMEL

7/8th

$ 250

DWAINE BOWMAN

7/8th

$ 250

CHESTER HORN

7/8th

$175

BRITTANY COLBERT-MAYNARD

7/8th

$ 200

JIMMY MOORE

7/8th

$ 250

MIKE NAVARRE

7/8th

$ 250

LEONARD HECKBERT

7/8th

$175

RACHEL PETERSEN

7/8th

$ 200

TONY CUELLAR

9-12th

$ 175

BILL MASON

9-12th

$ 175

CLAUDE GRAGG

9-12th

$ 175

CHARLIE SMITH

9-12th

$ 175

FRANK DECASTECKER

9-12th

$ 175

RICHARD ARENSDORF

9-12th

$ 175

SENECA MCINTOSH

9-12th

$ 175

STEWART HUNTER

9-12th

$ 175

TONY PLUMB

ADVANCED 9-BALL TEAM 1st

$1500

LEISURE TIME I

2nd

$1000

LasVEGAS CUE CLUB #1

3rd

$500

BRASS BELL

4th

$375

DICKS PICK

WOMEN’S OPEN 9-BALL TEAM

WOMEN’S SENIOR 8-BALL SINGLES VALERIE PORTER

2nd

$1000

L.LOWE&E.LOWE

2nd

$600

SHAWN MODELO

3rd

$370

LINDA ASLESON

3rd

$600

C.SVOBODA&C.SMITH

4th

$250

HOLLY ROBINSON

4th

$450

B.HAMILTON&D.BOWMAN

5/6th

$200

CATHY KELLEY

5/6th

$300

E.CASTANEDA&J.GARZA JR

5/6th

$200

KIT DENNIS

5/6th

$300

T.BARNES&T.SULLIVAN

7/8th

$200

J.MURPHY&R.WILLIAMS

7/8th

$200

M.ZURITA&D.ZURITA

9-12th

$150

C.EDDINS&R.REYNA

9-12th

$150

G.GEE&G.GEE

9-12th

$150

T.O'NEIL&S.O'NEIL

9-12th

$150

T.VERMULE&J.VERMULE

13-16th

$125

A.BELLAMY&D.KUCHINSKI

13-16th

$125

MATTINGLY&BOSSENBERGER

13-16th

$125

L.BAILEY&A.AGUILAR

13-16th

$125

L.GAFF&J.CHAVEZ

BOOM SHAKA LAKA

2nd

$800

KOLBY'S CATHY

3rd

$555

HERCULES HERCULES #1

4th

$350

MIXED NUTS

1st

$3000

KICKIN' CHICKEN

WOMENS ADVANCED 9-BALL TEAM

5/6th

$200

EAST BAY STROKES

2nd

$2000

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

1st

$1500

POKE-N-HOPE

5/6th

$200

MEL'S PLACE

3rd

$1500

CHESTERS

2nd

$1000

LADY BULL SHOOTERS

ADVANCED 8-BALL TEAM

4th

$1030

STROKERS #1 ALL STARS

3rd

$455

WHY NOT

5/6th

$750

BOARDWALK

5/6th

$750

TEAM CANADA EH!

7/8th

$500

FOOTERS 2

7/8th

$500

S.A. GRASSHOPPER

WOMEN’S ADVANCED 8-BALL TEAM

9-12th

$350

CUBIT EXPRESS

OPEN 9-BALL TEAM

DICK'S PICKS

2nd

$1500

LAS VEGAS CUE CLUB

3rd

$635

FREE AGENTS

C.WILLIAMS&R.WEBB

$1000

$1200

$2500

$1560

1st

1st

1st

OPEN 8-BALL SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st

OPEN 8-BALL TEAM

1st

$1800

FOOTERS 2

2nd

$1200

BOARDWALK

3rd

$790

KICKIN' CHICKEN

4th

$500

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

1st

$2000

LADY BULL SHOOTERS

9-12th

$350

HITMEN

5/6th

$300

8 BALLS A FIRE #1

2nd

$1200

AL'S HIDEOUT

9-12th

$350

KNUCKLEHEADS

1st

$1000

S.CHAVEZ&J.CHAVEZ

5/6th

$300

BUTCH'S TEAM

3rd

$700

BOOM SHAKA LAKA

9-12th

$350

MONEY SHOT

2nd

$750

C.WINN&W.JOE

7/8th

$250

CHALK THIS UP 9

4th

$400

4+1

13-16th

$200

CHALK THIS UP

3rd

$575

A.SALINAS&D.CANTU

7/8th

$250

SA'S FINEST

13-16th

$200

MORTIMERS PUB

4th

$400

L.MACKEY&J.DELAROSA

9-12th

$200

BANK SHOTS

5/6th

$250

K.ROE&W.ROE

5/6th

$250

P.LAMBARIA&C.ALMMRAZ

9-12th

$200

ONE STROKE AWAY

7/8th

$175

A.CARR&G.KELLY

9-12th

$200

REGULATORS

9-12th

$200

MONEY SHOT II

WOMEN’S OPEN 8-BALL TEAM 1st

STANDARD 9-BALL TEAM

$2000

SNAP SHOTZ

2nd

$1200

PURPLE REIGN

3rd

$795

THIS BUDS 4 U

4th

$500

HERCULES HERCULES

5/6th

$300

KNAW KAW MIN

1st

$1,200

SCHOONERS SPOILERS

5/6th

$300

LETHAL LADIES

2nd

$800

SCREAMING PTERODACTYLS #1

7/8th

$250

CHAMPS TBD

7/8th

$250

PLAYINABROAD

13-16th

$200

RG BILLIARDS

13-16th

$200

TUBBY'S TAVERN

MEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL TEAM

7/8th

$175

J.MATHENY&J.LUNA

1st

$1500

BANKSHOTS

9-12th

$125

D.TRENT&M.DEVEAU

2nd

$1000

IT IS WHAT IT IS

9-12th

$125

K.LEBEAU&D.NEWNAM

3rd

$721

DEVASTATORS

9-12th

$125

L.TRISTAN&J.SOTELO

4th

$500

SCREAMING PTERODACTYLS

9-12th

$125

P.JUDD&G.MOEN

13-16th

$100

B.WILSON&T.LEACH

5/6th

$400

BAD COMPANY

13-16th

$100

M.MOSLEY&J.MORGAN

5/6th

$400

RACK 'EM

13-16th

$100

N.KENNEDY&S.BRINKLEY

7/8th

$300

LOTS OF LUCK

13-16th

$100

R.BROWN&R.MENDEZ

7/8th

$300

OUTCAST KREW

9-12th

$250

ALPHA Q UP

3rd

$600

BULLSHOOTERS EXPRESS

4th

$450

BOB'S BULLDOGS ST

5/6th

$310

3 SHADES

5/6th

$310

POCKET SPEED ST

7/8th

$250

DEVASTATORS #2

3rd

$400

BELLA DAMA'S

9-12th

$250

DICK'S PICK

7/8th

$250

SCREAMING PTERODACTYLS #2

4th

$250

TIFFANY'S

9-12th

$250

FOLLOW THROUGH

5/6th

$200

FACENDA'S

9-12th

$250

5/6th

$200

MISSVELTE

13-16th

7/8th

$150

BARTINI BABES CINDERELLA & THE SISTERS

WOMEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL TEAM

9-12th

$200

COMRADES #1

9-12th

$200

FOOTERS PBR

9-12th

$200

MEL'S 1

9-12th

$200

SAFFORD SCREWBALLS

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2nd

$700

MAIN STREET ESTROGEN ROCKS

7/8th

Stroke

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ADVANCED 8-BALL SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st

$1120

J.FRIDERES&D.GUNIA

2nd

$800

B.STORE&L.EANS

3rd

$500

C.GONZALEZ&J.CANNELLA

SHUSWAP HUSTLERS

4th

$300

A.KANE&A.LAWRENCE

$200

BALL BUSTERS

5/6th

$200

G.EATON&R.EATON

13-16th

$200

MEL'S 1

5/6th

$200

S.MORQUECHO&B.BALANCAD

13-16th

$200

RUNNERS GUNNERS

7/8th

$100

A.JOYCE&J.WOOD

13-16th

$200

STROKERS 210

7/8th

$100

B.YEAGER&B.HEDGES

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED 9-Ball - Handicapped $25 Wild 9-Ball $25 Call 9-Ball BCA Sanctioned $10 8-Ball BCA Sanctioned $8 9-Ball BCA Sanctioned $10 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 BCA Sanctioned $8 9-Ball - Handicapped Call 10-Ball Handicap-SE $15 Call 8-Ball BCA Sanctioned $8 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 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8PM 7:30PM 7PM 8PM Call 8PM 1PM 7PM 8PM 6:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7PM 7PM 7:30PM 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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Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice DATE Jun 3

CITY Williamsville, NY

LOCATION Bison Billiards

PHONE 716-632-0281

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Bar Box

ENTRY $35

Jun 3-4

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

A-B/C-D 9-Ball

Call

Jun 8-11

Edison, NJ

Sandcastle Billiards

732-632-9277

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

Jun 10-11

Brooklyn, NY

Gotham City Billiards

717-714-1002

9-Ball Pro/Am

Jun 17

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

Jun 17

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

Jun 17

Roanoke, VA

The Q

Jun 17-18

Virginia Beach, VA

Q-Master Billiards

Jun 18

Virginia Beach, VA

Jun 17-18

Jacksonville, FL

Jun 18 Jun 21-25

TIME Noon

$2,000

Call

$1,500 each

Noon

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

$500

10AM

Junior NY State 9-Ball Champ.

$10

4 Qualifiers

11AM

540-362-8437

9-Ball

$40M/$30W

Call

1PM

757-499-8900

10-Ball

Varies

Call

Call

Q-Master Billiards

757-499-8900

Ladies 10-Ball

$100P/$40Am Call

Call

9-Ball Heaven

904-683-2630

9-Ball

$65

$1,000

11AM

Jacksonville, FL

9-Ball Heaven

904-683-2630

10-Ball-Limit 16

$200

$600

11AM

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

One Pocket--Limit 16

$2,000

$8,000 Guar

7PM

Jun 22-25

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Bigfoot 10-Ball Challenge

$500-Limit 16 $1,000 Guar

7PM

Jun 22-25

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Open 9-Ball

$20-Limit 256 $2,000 Guar

7PM

Jun 24

Des Moines, IA

Big Dog Billiards

515-266-6100

Banks Ring Game

$250-Limit 8

$1,000 Guar

8PM

Jun 24

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$$$$

3PM

Jun 23-25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30)

503-740-6683

West Coast Swing 10-Ball

$225 Mosconi Cup $10,000

10AM

Jun 24-25

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

Invitational Tournament

Call

Call

9:30AM

Jul 1

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35

$250

Noon

Jul 1-2

Shreveport, LA

Sidepocket

318-425-8112

Open 9-Ball

$75 incl g.f.

$2,000 Guar

11AM

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 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 11-14

Fremont, CA

California Billiards

510-668-1670

Chohan vs Orcollo One Pocket

$100,000 Match Call

Jul 15

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

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

$500

10AM

Jun 15

Virginia Beach, VA

Q-Master Billiards

757-499-8900

9-Ball

Call

$250

Call

Jul 15-16

Bellflower, CA

Hard Times

562-867-7733

9-Ball

$125/$80

$3,000

Call

Jul 22

Somerdale, NJ

Fat Alberts

267-262-0070

9-Ball Open

Call

Call

Call

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 17-18

Sacramento, CA

Hard Times Billiards

916-332-8793

1 Pocket - 9th Chuck Markulis Mem. $60

$2,500

Call

Aug 19-20

Sacramento, CA

Hard Times Billiards

916-332-8793

9-Ball - 9th Chuck Markulis Mem. $60 Mosconi Cup $5,000

Call

Aug 19

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

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

$500

10AM

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

Aug 26

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$$$$

3PM

Sep 8-10

Holyoke, MA

Ivory Billiards

413-536-1586

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 8-10

Southington, CT

Shooters Billiards

860-621-2073

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 15-17

Raleigh, NC

Brown’s Billiards

919-878-9092

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Virginia Beach, VA

Q-Master Billiards

757-499-8900

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Ocala, FL

Boulevard Billiards

352-867-8100

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Adrian, MI

Diamond Jim’s

517-759-4464

U.S. Amateur Qualifier 7’ tables

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Sep 22-24

Fairfax, VA

The Revolution

703-385-7529

U.S. Amateur Qualifier

poolplayers.com Call

Call

Oct 2-8

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

77th World 14.1

Call

Call

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