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Shane Van Boening 4 Efren Reyes 2 EDISON, NJ June 8-11, 2017 Reyes broke, and after a few turns he ran several balls and took a 4-0 lead. Van Boening left Reyes with a bank and he made it, then missed a long shot. Reyes, 5-0. Van Boening found a carom in the stack, made it, and a one more before executing a precise cluster break. He ran two more, but was forced to play safe. The score was now tied at 5-5. Reyes rolled a long cross table bank in front of his pocket. Van Boening attempted a long thin cut, missed it and scratched. Reyes now led, 5-4. Reyes tried a double bank (!?) and missed it badly. Reyes made combo/bank and ran out. With the win in this game, Reyes has qualified for the finals. Reyes kicked and committed a foul. Reyes made an unreal bank into a carom and one more ball to take a 1-0 lead, then went ahead 2-0 when Van Boening pocketed a ball in front of Reyes’ pocket. Reyes missed an easy shot and left Van Boening with a shot. He ran eight and out to tie the match at 1-1. Van Boening needs to win one more game to make the finals. Reyes made a ball in front of Van Boening’s pocket. Van Boening gambled on a bank and left Reyes with a shot. Efren ran three, then opened the stack and made two more to take a 6-1 lead. Reyes played safe and sold – Van Boening made a ball but created a combo by mistake, and then made it! “That’s a pool shot,” said Incardona after Van Boening played super shape to the end rail! He concluded his run with a bank and won the game, 8-6. He also earned a place in the finals! Reyes opened the scoring with a bank/combo and one more to take a 2-0 lead. Van Boening got a shot and slammed into the pack, but ran only 3 to take a 3-2 lead. He did hang a ball, however, and Reyes made it for him. Van Boening, 4-2. Van Boening slammed in a bank and drew to the rail and back across the table for position! He made the next ball, missed a tough shot, and went to his chair with a 6-2 advantage. Reyes made a super long combo and one more and now trailed, 6-4. Van Boening speared in a cross table cut, crossed the table twice and got on the gamewinner. Van Boening leads in the match, 3-1. Van Boening left Reyes with a shot and he ran three, made a bank, and four more – for a run of eight and out. The score is now Van Boening 3, Reyes 2.

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Reyes took an intentional foul. Reyes hung a long rail bank and Van Boening made it, returning the score to 0-0. Reyes found a backwards dead ball and broke the rack like it was a game of 8-Ball. He ran five and now lead, 5-1. Van Boening miss hit a curve shot and took a ball out of his pocket. Reyes ran two, then played safe. Reyes kicked in a hanger for Van Boening and his lead was now 7-2. Van Boening made a bank, four more balls, then overcut the game winning bank. The score was now 7-7. Reyes hit a bank poorly, scratched in the side, and Van Boening made a spot shot to win the match, 4-2. Van Boening wins the Round Robin with a record of 4-1. Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante tied at 3-2, but Reyes advances with more games won (15 to 14).

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Reyes won the lag and broke poorly. Van Boening made a bank combo and one more, then played safe. Reyes missed a bank and left Van Boening with a shot. Van Boening scratched in the far corner on a draw shot. Van Boening 2, Reyes 0. Reyes made one, then missed a combo. Reyes hung a bank and left a cut shot. Van Boening made it, but stuck on the rack. He kicked in the ball in front of Reyes pocket. Van Boening led, 3-2. Reyes made a backcut bank, broke a cluster and made a ball for Van Boening, and completed a run of six and out. Reyes left Van Boening a shot and he ran four but failed to play shape. Reyes made a long rail bank, then jerked during his stroke and missed. Van Boening now led, 4-1. He had an easy shot to begin with and he ran four and out to tie the match at 1-1. Van Boening played safe, but sold out an easy shot. Reyes had a golden opportunity, but he only ran four, then sold out. Van Boening ran one, but froze on a ball with no shot. He tried a kick, but left a shot. Reyes, who was ahead, 4-1, ran four and out to take a 2-1 lead. Van Boening made a long shot and ran three more before missing when jacked up. On his next turn he made a bank and ran three more to win the game, 8-0. The match was now tied at 2-2.

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Van Boening made a ball for Reyes. He then fouled and Reyes now led, 1 to -1. Van Boening opened with a long back cut, then ran eight more for a superbly played run of nine and out! He now led, 3 games to 2. Reyes struck first with a cross table long rail bank. Reyes kicked and fouled, and the score went back to 0-0. Reyes hung a bank and he left Van Boening with a single shot, so he made the ball for Reyes. 1-1. Reyes found a dead ball and he blasted the rack wide open – but only ran three, then jawed a bank. He left Van Boening with a hanger and he ran five and then made one for Reyes. Van Boening led 6-5. On his next turn he made a long railer to reach championship point leading 7-5. Reyes tried for a bank, scratched, and Van Boening made an easy shot with ball-in-hand to win the match, 4-2. — Photos by Karl Kantrowitz — Article by Phil Capelle

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On June 3, 2017, Markley Billiards in Norristown, PA hosted the 1st Annual 2017 CHOP Charity Tournament. This is an approved event to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. CHOP is a non profit Children’s Hospital that relies on our donations to continue its success as one of the highest regarded children’s hospitals in the World. There were two events, one for the Junior players and one for the adults. Many thanks to all who came out and played or just to spectate! The kids had a great time and CHOP benefitted from your generosity.

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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

DO SUPERSTITIONS HELP IN POOL? Does playing pool wearing your lucky shoes, keeping 4-leaf clover in your pool case, or eating a specific meal the day of big tournaments really make a difference with the way you play? The answer to this question might actually surprise you when I say YES (but only if you believe those things “work”). Most people have some kind of superstition they use to manage their way through life. In most cases the thought, ritual, or behavior is something quirky or fun, and while it may not have any magical power it does provide the believer a sense of comfort. In science we call it the placebo effect when something with no value (i.e. a 4-leaf clover) appears to have had a positive effect (the clover appears to have helped you to play your best). Why superstitions “work” Superstitions “work” in the sense that they provide the believer with confidence that he or she is doing everything within reason to be successful. When we feel comfortable with our approach, our nerves settle, our focus becomes more refined, and inevitably all of this combines to allow for our minds and bodies to work in perfect synchrony and make shots on the pool table. As you can see from this example, the superstition does not have any power by itself, but often what superstitions do is allow us to take our mind away from negative distractions (i.e. the person we are playing, or the crowd that is watching) and instead refocus on the table and making the shots we know how to make. If this sounds simple it is, but it is also often the difference between wins and losses, and between good and great.

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When superstitions don’t work As I previously mentioned superstitions are not magic, and when they do “work” it is anchored in the belief that the superstation works, not the superstition itself. What this also means is that if you don’t believe in something, it’s likely you won’t see any difference with your game, either. Try instead to think of superstitions as little “helpers,” and not magic. Bottom line Every pool player needs to do what makes them feel the best they can feel, and if this includes quirky superstitions that don’t negatively effect the player then keep doing what works! Superstitions can help ease anxiety, increase confidence, improve focus, and sometimes even get in the head of the competition – all things that help players WIN MORE GAMES! But remember, for superstitions to “work,” you have to believe in them; otherwise you’re probably wasting your time keeping that 4-leaf clover in your pool case.

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STROKIN’ VS. POKIN’

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Ask anybody. Stroking is better than poking. Now ask them why. “Um, uh, it looks better.” Yes, it certainly does look better, but let’s peer a little more deeply. This is a big deal. The jump from poking to stroking is huge. But if you’re ever going to be an excellent player, you’re gonna have to do it. A nice stroke is highly desirable. With it come better touch and speed control, and more consistent action. It feels good, and it looks good. So what are we talking about? We’ve all seen beautiful strokes, and somehow knew they were beautiful, even though they may have looked quite different from each other. We’ve heard comments like “he’s got mercury in his arm,” or “that’s a sweet stroke.” What are we seeing there? I think we’re seeing a silky, fluid, ultra-smooth swinging motion. It’s a motion that tells us that cue is pretty much directly connected to the player’s intent – his mental image of what he wants the ball to do. It’s a stroke that has been honed through hundreds or thousands of hours and is now smooth, simple, effortless, and accurate. Pioneering instructor Jerry Briesath says a stroke is “a beautiful throwing motion.” I like that image. What are some of the qualities of a stroke? The stick swings without effort, very smoothly, with no jerky transitions, no hitches, no muscle. It feels like you’re ever so smoothly throwing the stick through the ball. The right feeling is to feel like you’re accelerating through the ball. You’re releasing the stick, not pushing it or pulling it back. When you’re not ready to shoot – not focused, don’t like your plan, not confident you’re aiming accurately – your stroke will suffer. A great stroke is without doubt. What characterizes a poke? Pokes are jerky. The stick looks like it’s being muscled around. Often, an overly tight grip will lead to pokes. If your hand is clenched, your forearm is also involved, along with some of your upper arm musculature. This “extra” muscle use interferes with the fluidity of the swing, making it look more like a jab. Where a stroke can be said to accelerate smoothly forward, a poke decelerates, actually slowing down on the way to the ball. Here’s where you can see it. A lag speed stroke might naturally yield a follow-through of about 4” or 5” past the cueball. This is because the player doesn’t try to stop the stick. He throws it and commits.

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Meanwhile, a lag speed poke may follow through only halfway into the cueball, or not at all. This is because the player is slowing the stick. Watch closely and see how players don’t follow through, or just follow a little. To do that, they had to be pulling back against the forward motion of the stick. Instead of just allowing the bicep to pull the stick forward in the swing, the tricep is working too. They’re fighting each other. It’s pretty hard to have the kind of touch and consistency you need as a player when you’re moving in two opposing directions at once. Here are a few things to try in your quest for a better stroke: • Check your follow-through. The idea is to allow the natural amount of follow-through for the speed of the stick. Poking comes from interfering with the simple, natural forward swing. Throw the stick and let it go as far as it goes. Don’t pull back. Forward only. • No clenching. Any muscle tension you’re holding, especially in the shooting arm, interferes with the free flow of the stroke. Try to find your clenches and let them go. One way to do that is to clench a muscle hard and try to stroke. Let it go. Soften. Now, let it go some more. Keep stroking and observe what happens as you soften. • Increase touch. Most good players heft the butt of the cue as part of their pre-shot routine. They are trying to get the feel of the cue, connecting with its weight, shape, and texture. For most players, a light grip provides better touch, a better joining of cue and player. • Slow backswing. Fast, jerky backswings often lead to poking. The purpose of the backswing is simply to get the stick back to the hit position without disturbing your aim. Slow and smooth is what you want. • Melt your triceps. On the hit stroke, try an image of the tricep giving up more and more completely as the stick moves forward through the swing. • No hitting. Pokers hit the cueball. They hit it and stop there. Strokers toss the stick confidently through the ball, like it’s not even there. Be a stroker and play with more ease, beauty, and consistency. Show the flow.

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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.

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This month’s shot is another “useful trick shot”. More so if you are playing against a good safety player. It was shown to me about 10 years ago by my good friend and toughest opponent Mike Massey. Let’s suppose we are playing 9-Ball. Place the CB frozen to the long rail at 1.5-diamond distance from pocket A and the yellow 1-ball right by the C-Pocket. Then let’s block the CB from any direction by placing a ball (the blue one) on the long rail at about one-ball distance from the tip of pocket A, two balls (the pink and the red) frozen to it and perpendicular to the long rail, another ball (the green one) right behind it at about ½ ball distance from the same long rail and let’s finish the set up by placing 3 balls frozen and perpendicular to the short rail, with their left edge even with the first diamond from pocket A. I am right handed so I will lean over the table as much as I can by putting my right leg on top of it. You can obviously do the opposite and use the mirror image of this shot if you are left handed. Elevate your cue by about 45°. Unless you are very tall, your forearm will now be parallel to the table’s surface. Aim slightly past the first diamond on the long rail (red line). Shoot into the rail and use a 10:30, 2-tip, 2.5 speed stroke. The CB will gain a generous amount F of left spin so once it hits the short rail, it will bounce off it and curve enough to likely clear the red ball and head towards the yellow OB laying by pocket C. Speed or, if you wish, power, affects this shot so you will need to find the right amount of force to use: if you shoot too soft, the CB will curve too quickly and hit the red and 45° pink balls whereas if you shoot too hard, the English E on the CB won’t have enough time to grab and it will hit the 3 balls on the short rail. A great and very useful shot for sure!

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The first big pro tournament I attended offered a lot of lessons. One of them was an introduction to Shot 1. Hall of Famer Irving Crane was faced with Shot 1 (after a break shot at straight pool) and I was wondering what he was going to do. This is a shot that I hated because it was really hard for me to keep enough draw on the cue ball to avoid scratching if I hit the 1 ball straight and there was too much distance to try to cheat the pocket. The Deacon didn’t even slow down to think about it, he just rolled the 1 ball in by hitting rail first with an easy stroke and got easy position on a ball on the foot cushion. There are systems for aiming shots like this, but for now let’s ignore those and just get a feeling for playing the shot. So that you can repeat a shot precisely, I’d like you to get two practice aids. First, a bunch of paper reinforcement donuts will let you put the object ball back in exactly the same place a few times so you can zero in on the shot. Second, a round paper target the same size as a pool ball will let you try shooting along the same line multiple times. It’s shown up on the rail by the corner pocket. It probably won’t be 2 necessary to position the cue ball precisely, so just noting about which diamond you are shooting from will be sufficient. In the diagram, Shot 1 is being shot from 3/4ths of a diamond from the corner pocket measured along the head rail. Ready? Start with Shot 1 but with the 1 ball only half an inch off the cushion. I think the easiest way to shoot it is with a low-speed rolling cue ball and no side spin. You probably won’t need the round target. Practice the shot just until you make it three in a row. Then move the ball to an inch and then two inches from the cushion. For these shots, the target may help. Place it so that you are shooting the cue ball straight at the target. Once you see the right distance up the rail to hit, go for your three in a row without the target. Once you have the simple shot down, it’s time to move on to doing more with the cue ball. Shot 2 shows some of the possibilities. If you happen to have left yourself straight in on the 2 ball, they give you a way to get the cue ball across the table. The first to try is the follow shot, similar to Shot 1, but start to crank up the speed to get more movement on the cue ball. Running english, in this case right side, will also help move the cue ball. With the changes in speed and spin, the aim is going to change some as well. You may want to use the round target as a guide 3 even when the 2 ball is close to the cushion. Increase the speed and spin and see how far you can get the cue ball to go. Can you get it back to the kitchen? The

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next thing to try is to get the cue ball to go straight across the table after hitting the 2 ball by using draw. What is the slowest you can hit the shot and keep a little draw on the cue ball? Finally for Shot 2, use more draw and pull the cue ball back after hitting the 2 ball. Right english will help get the cue ball back to the kitchen after hitting the right side rail. These shots at higher speed are very challenging with the object ball more than a fraction of inch off the rail, but try a few to get a little experience with the more difficult positions. Shot 3 is an advanced one-pocket shot that’s worth a few minutes practice. You have pocket A. The simple bank has a kiss (or maybe it is blocked in a game situation), so the kickbank is the best option. The donut and target will definitely help with this shot.

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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.

As a Master Instructor, I work with numerous students each year. One of the most popular topics in pool of late has been the discussion of how professional players aim. Many pros use the old ghost ball system, or aim through the aid of their memory from of thousands of shots they have struck during their careers. However, the majority of professionals prefer to use some type of concrete aiming system. Aiming systems range from the very simple to the complex (Center to Edge). Personally, I find that most students really don’t want to learn an aiming system that is overly complicated, and I also find that the simplest systems (like ghost ball) just aren’t all that effective. I have found that the best aiming system for most players is one that is both simple and effective. The system that I use is both easy to learn and accurate. I like to call this system, “Point and Aim.” This system is very similar to the one previously taught by Bert Kinister and Shane Van Boening. Parts of the technique I am referring to were previously referred to as “The Edge of the Shaft” system. As you can see here, the first shot is straight in. For this shot you would use the center of your shaft through the center of the cue ball and draw an imaginary line into the base of the object ball. You can also use the center of your shaft to calculate slight variances up to around 14 degrees. Simply point the center of your cue into the point on the object ball that is on the line into the pocket. Once you reach 15 degrees, the system changes slightly. For a 15 degree cut to your right, you should aim the right edge of your shaft into the imaginary line on the ball that points into the center of the pocket

(center of the white line as shown). For a 30-degree cut to your right, you

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should aim the right edge of your shaft into approximately 25 percent of the left side of the object ball. For a 45-degree cut to your right, you should aim the right edge of your shaft into the left edge of the object ball. In essence, the idea is to use the right edge of your shaft if you are cutting a ball to the right and use the left edge of the shaft when you are cutting balls to your left. The problem with the system is that once you go beyond 45 degrees there is nowhere on the object ball that you can point your shaft to. Anything beyond a 45-degree cut requires a player to use a slightly different strategy. In other words, for really thin cut shots to the right, you should aim using the right edge of the cue ball into the left edge of the object ball and vice versa for thin cuts to your left. I believe this collection of aiming strategies will come in handy for you during match play. The strategies will serve as a solid foundation for aiming and will create a direct connection between your cue stick, the cue ball, and the object ball. With some practice, the “Point and Aim” system above will give you a solid framework that will help you pocket balls more consistently. Remember, practice makes perfect. In the words of Annie Oakley, “Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. Not the first time, not the second, and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting. Finally you’ll hit!”

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Moore & Malm Winners at Q-Masters

Congratulations to Eric Moore for going undefeated this weekend (June 17-18) at Q-Master Billiards in VA Beach, VA! Congrats also to Chris Futrell for a hard-fought second place finish!

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Here are the results from the New York State Junior 9-Ball championships held at Bison Billiards 6/17/17. We had a players from 8 different cities and 3 states competing for their shot at the Nationals. Congrats to all the young players, they all displayed good sportsmanship.

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Congrats to the top finishing teams in this year’s USAPL W.N.Y. Championships. The prize fund is based on playing all 3 sessions.

Qualifying for the Nationals are: Chris Stawarski - 18 and under boys Jay Jung - 14 and under boys Kay Jung - 14 and under girls

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Bar box 9-Ball results from 6/17/17. 18 strong shooters were competing for over $1000 cash.

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Austria Claims Title Team Austria has won the 2017 12BET World Cup of Pool as the duo of Mario He and Albion Ouschan secured the title against Team USA, Shane Van Boening and Skyler Woodward, who had their moments but ultimately could not contain the Austrians. Winning the prestigious scotch doubles title for the first time, the Austrians secured the magnificent trophy, gold medals as well as $60,000 to split. Although disappointed, Shane Van Boening and Skyler Woodward can console themselves with a cheque for $30,000 and the added bonus of playing so well as a team ahead of the 2017 Mosconi Cup in December.

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A delighted Ouschan said, “It’s crazy. After winning against England B with such a bad performance in the quarter-finals we didn’t think about lifting the trophy. But I played two almost perfect sets, Mario played incredibly well and made some important shots. I am so proud of him and myself, it is an amazing feeling.

Earlier in the day both teams had assumed the underdog role in their semi-finals but won through, with Austria beating China and the USA getting the better of Chinese Taipei.

That set up the race to 10 final, which got underway in sweltering conditions in the famous York Hall in the heart of London’s bustling East End. The two teams sparred through the early stages and the score stood at 2-2 and then 4-4 as neither side managed to assert themselves. They shared the next two before the USA moved into a 6-5 lead. The critical moment came in the 12th game, when the US took the bolder option of a pot when the safety might have been the better option. Woodward missed the pot and Austria levelled it at 6-6. It was to be the USA’s last meaningful contribution to the match, as Austria took the next four to win the 12BET World Cup of Pool.

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2017 World Cup of Pool “I played this tournament for the first time five years ago and lost in the second round to USA. Last year we lost to Chinese Taipei and I said to Mario, ‘next year we will win’ – and here we are with the trophy.”

“It has been tough for the last eight years but Skyler, he shot better than me. He will definitely be my partner next year. He should also be on the Mosconi Cup team, he would be my number one pick.”

A beaming He added, “It feels amazing, I don’t know what to say. I was struggling a little bit early on and I wasn’t stroking as well as usual but I played well at the end.”

Woodward added, “It was a great week, I had fun Shane and I played good all week. We got some bad luck off the break but it happens. We made that one error where we didn’t think, we should have gone for the dead safety but we thought too fast. I have to get points now for the Mosconi Cup and make sure I get on that team.”

For the USA, it was a disappointing moment but they were optimistic about the future. Van Boening said, “We had them at 6-5 but we made a mistake when we should have played safe and that was the turning point of the match. Only one team can win, that is part of the game.

The 12BET World Cup of Pool carried a $250,000 prize fund including $60,000 for the champions.

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The 4th annual Midwest Billiards & Cue Expo is a wrap. It featured some of the world’s greatest players again this year, along with pool’s biggest fans. Dennis Orcollo, also known as “Robocop”, is truly a force to be reckoned with in the great game of one pocket. The scenario leading up to the finals was exactly the same as last year, with Alex Pagulayan losing his first match of the event, but fighting his way back to the finals against Orcollo. This time however, Dennis wouldn’t be denied, capturing the one pocket championship in convincing fashion, 7-2. Tony Chohan played very well as always, and finished in 3rd. Tony Chohan showed us that he is also a great rotation player, not just a one pocket champion. The 10-ball challenge was played on the bigfoot diamond table, where most spectators thought Tony didn’t have a chance against the likes of Rodney Morris, Jeremy Jones, Francisco Bustamante, and the great Efren Reyes. But Tony proved everyone wrong, capturing the title. He defeated “the rocket” Rodney Morris, 11-8 in finals, with Busti finishing in 3rd. Alex Pagulayan showed all of us why he is considered one of the best bankers in the world. The “lion” was roaring with some tremendous banks to win the “by the rail” Banks ring game over Francisco Bustamante. John Hennessee, one of the toughest players in the country on a bar table, put on a clinic. The 9-ball portion of the expo featured 142 great bar table players. In the finals, it came down to a match between two of the hottest players out there right now, John Hennessee vs Jason klatt. The match would be decided by who broke better, and Jason came up dry 3 times in the finals, which cost him at the very least the first set. John made the most of it, and got the win in a hill thriller, 7-6. Somphet Thongsouk, one of our great local players from Des Moines, finished in 3rd. Danny Olson finished 4th. Sarah Rousey was our highest finishing female player in the event. Sharon Rinkert was our highest finishing local female player. As the tournament director, I would just like to thank all the players for their sportsmanship, their promptness when matches were scheduled, and the quickness at which they

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reported their scores. You, the players, made my job easy. I could go on and on about the stats from the event, but I feel that the fans that support these great events don’t get enough recognition in articles like this. Just like the previous 3 years, the fans travelled from far and wide to play in the open event and to watch their heroes battle it out. On the event facebook page, I asked that anyone that attended the event send me their pics taken with the pro players. You can see just how much it means to them to interact with the greats of the game. That’s what keeps them striving to be best they can be, and also travelling all over the country for events like ours. An example being a young guy from Illinois, Nick Ciaccio. If you’ve ever talked with him, you will know how passionate he is about pool. He has attended the Midwest expo the last couple of years, and has met some of his biggest heroes. One story he tells is about how he had Alex Pagulayan talk to his brother on the phone. His brother didn’t believe that he was really speaking to Alex Pagulayan. So Alex sent him a selfie from Nick’s phone. I was talking with Nick on Friday night, and I told him that him and others like him are what makes these events great. We could have the top players here every year, but without fans like Nick, the event would mean nothing. Seeing how Alex, Busti, Justin, Rodney, Efren, and others interact with fans of all ages is something that will never be forgotten. To me, I rate our events by how many people walk away having the best experience possible. I would say this year’s Midwest expo might get the highest rating yet. I thank all the fans that attended, played, or watched from home. You guys are the best. I want to thank our sponsors for the Midwest billiards & cue expo. Pat Diveney, from Diveney Custom Cues, has been one of the biggest driving forces behind this event. We appreciate everything he does not only for this event, but for his players, the fans, and his customers. A great ambassador for the game. Dave Jacoby has also

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2017 Midwest Billiards & Cue Expo Best Ever!

been right here from the start. He shares Pat’s passion for the game, building the highest quality cue out there, and putting on the best event possible. John Bertone and Kamui tips are also a big part of our sponsorship team. Diamond billiards products. Ivan Lee from Iwan Simonis and Aramith. Rex, Jason, and Steven, from poolplayermatchups.com. Ramin and MaryAnn from goplaypool.com. Again, we thank you. The vendors play such a big part of this event. It was great to have them all here. Diveney Custom Cues, Jacoby Custom Cues, Sureman Cues, AVS Cue Shop, Keith Walton Cue sales, Palmer Cue Sales, Terry Ashelman Cue Repair, and Action 24/7 gave all the players quite a show. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. We thank them all for setting up their respective booths.

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The staff at Big Dog Billiards went above and beyond again this year. Everyone, including the bartenders, the wait staff, the kitchen staff, the set-up crew, the assistant tournament directors, and the owners, put in very long hours to provide the best experience possible for all players and VIP’s. They truly deserve this recognition. On behalf of Monica, Rachael, Bri, Tody, Vicky, Shanna, Des, Michele, Cara, Jaymi, Anthony, John, Charles, Jessica, Kevin, Rick, Dylan, JJ, Marcus, Bob, Curtis, Jim, Randy, and myself, we would like to thank all who attended. You made the long hours worth it. I can’t say enough good things about the team from poolplayermatchups.com. these guys make the tournament experience great not only for the players, but the tournament director as well. In the 9-ball, we had times posted for all matches from start to end. It allowed the players to have breaks to enjoy some pro matches, get in some action, eat dinner, or just relax. We hope you enjoyed the change from previous years, where we were more of a shotgun style event. Ray Hansen with poolactiontv.com, put on a great show for everyone at home, and here at Big Dog Billiards. He also did a great job with player auctions for the pro events. I think he has learned a lot from watching the Chris Miller show. We would like to thank him for his help with promotion of the Midwest expo, promotion of pool in general, and all the behind the scenes help. They say that a successful event is one that achieves your goals and exceeds your expectations. I believe we can say without a doubt that we accomplished both this year. See you all again very soon. Jon Brown, Big Dog Billiards Tournament Director

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This past week saw the annual Canadian Championships take place in Thetford Mines, Quebec. Cue Sport Nation wrote a summary article of the men’s division results and you can see that article on our site, cuesportnation.com. In addition to the men’s division the Women were also in action in 9 ball and ten ball. This year saw the return of the 8 ball division as well as there will be a Women’s world 8 ball championships in China for the first time in several years. The perennial favorites in all women’s divisions have been Naomi Williams and Brittany Bryant for the last half decade. Both of these champions were registered in all divisions this year along with Veronique Menard from Quebec who played in the 8 ball and 9 ball, Angela Belding and Janet Ritcey held up the hopes for the east coast. Maureen Seto and Denise Belanger from Ontario as well as Joanne Ashton from Alberta did not make the trip this year leaving the coast pretty clear for the top three favorites.

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Here are some highlight scores from the women’s events starting with 8-Ball: Winners side semi finals: Naomi Williams 9 Brittany Bryant 8 Losers side final: Veronique Menard 9 Brittany Bryant 8 Final: Naomi Williams 11 Veronique Menard 2 9-Ball: Veronique Menard defeated both Naomi Williams and Brittany Bryant on

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her way to winning the A side. She is always a threat each year at the Canadians and this year was no different. It was clear she is in as she already had a win earlier this year in Sacramento. Losers side final: Brittany Bryant 9 Naomi Williams 8 Final: Brittany Bryant 11 Veronique Menard 4 10-Ball: Brittany Bryant won the winners side defeating Naomi Williams along the way. Losers side final: Naomi Williams 10 Janet Ritcey 7 Final: Brittany Bryant 13 Naomi Williams 10

Canadian Speed Pool Champion Luc Salvas. Photo by Guy Simard of Billard, Quebec

Amateur 8-Ball 1st Rod Arsenault 2nd Paul Duell 3rd Stefane Godhino 4th Renee Brind’Amour

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Amateur 9-Ball 1st Paul Duell 2nd Sumon Sarkar 3rd Shane Gummerson 4th Renee Brind’Amour

8-Ball Champ Naomi Williams & Alain Martel

9-Ball: Veronique Menard defeated both Naomi Williams and Brittany Bryant on her way to winning the A side. She is always a threat each year at the Canadians and this year was no different. It was already clear she is in form as she had a win earlier this year in Sacramento. Losers side final: Brittany Bryant 9 Naomi Williams 8 9&10-Ball Champ Brittany Bryant Final: Brittany Bryant 11 Veronique Menard 4 For the first time in history the Canadian Championships included some secondary tournaments which went over very well. Some of the players that were in deep in the main tournaments did not participate in these tournaments but they were definitely a nice addition to fill time between events. The straight pool was quite competitive with Alain Martel and Francis Crevier facing off in the finals, Martel opened up with a 50 ball run but Crevier responded with a 77 ball run, Martel was able to get over the finish line first with a well deserved win.

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Women’s Amateur 9-Ball Amateur Women’s 8-Ball Champion: Marie France Champ, Lynette Valencia Blanchette

Juniors 17 and under 1st Dean Cuillerier 2nd Brenden Croft

Juniors 19 and under 1st Nicolas Carinci 2nd William Meloche

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Congratulations to the juniors who qualified for the world Championships. In Closing I would like to congratulate Eventime Promotions and the CBSA for possibly the most successful Canadian championships in the last decade and I am personally very pleased to see the game going in the right direction in Canada.

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Morra Holds Off Young Gun Styer to Get Win

I both won our first losers side matches and both stalled in our next leaving us tied for fifth sixth. John Morra defeated Brittany in the winner’s side final and Tyler Styer was able to battle back from the losers side to set up a re match with John. John was up to the challenge again taking the title with a 10-6 victory. In all it was a great weekend of pool that saw the best in this area battle it out with no handicaps. It has been a long while since there has been an attempt to try an Open tournament with good added money and by all accounts the event was a great success. One thing I noticed was the amount of people watching and the amount of people that stayed over after they were eliminated, the overall level of play was higher than what they were used to and worth watching. Kudos to the corner bank for being a huge supporter of pool in this area. Next on the list for the Corner Bank will be the $5000 added Molson Cup bar table 8 ball championships from the 6-9 of July, hope to see you all there. — Article by: Erik Hjorleifson Results & Payouts: 1st $1500 John Morra 2nd $900 Tyler Styer 3rd $700 Brittany Bryant 4th $500 Ben Crawley 5/6th $300 Erik Hjorleifson, Mario Morra 7/8th $150 Dave Parker, Tyler Nearing Player Auction $5200 total

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This past weekend (June 24-25, 2017), at the Corner Bank in Scarborough, Ontario, was a weekend that I believe could be a turning point for the Toronto pool scene going forward. For those of you that have been following the scene here you will know that it has been plagued with tournaments that are over handicapped and the majority of the time do not allow pros to compete. This weekend saw a return to the traditional non handicapped style event open to all players. With $2000 added in the main event and $1000 added to the second chance event this would promise to be the most competitive tournament held in Toronto in a long time. The players responded with 40 of the very best from Toronto and surrounding areas in attendance, Tyler Styer from Wisconsin also participated as he was visiting a friend in London, Ontario. The format was 10 ball race to 8 on the winner’s side and race to 7 on the loser’s side, winner breaks with a one set final race to 10. The player auction was

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quite lively as the first blind went for $1000 with John Morra being the pick of the field. Myself, Tyler Styer and Mario Morra also went in the blind bids. Play began at around 1 pm on Saturday and there was one big upset in the first round as Isaac Ramos defeated me (Erik Hjorleifson) 8-7. Most of the favorites advanced throughout the day but there were a bunch of competitive matches that could have gone either way. After the dust settled on Saturday there were 8 players left, all in the money, any players ranked AAA and under not advancing to Sunday play were eligible to compete in the $1000 added second chance tournament on Sunday. In the winner’s side semi final matches Brittany Bryant continued her impressive play winning 8-7 against Ben Crawley, John Morra also defeated Tyler Styer with an 8-2 score line. Mario Morra and

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Comes from B-Side to Win JPNEWT Tour Stop #4

A strong and thrilling stop at Champion Billiard Sports Bar in Frederick, Maryland, for the J. Pechauer tour kicked off June 24th with 29 players. The twoday event was jam-packed with some serious competition, visible in the final match, which consisted of not only WPBA hall of famer Karen Corr, but also, 6-time Junior National Champion and ACUI Collegiate Champion, Briana Miller. Both had challengers on their way to the top, and met each other part way through. As a major feather in the 21-year-old’s cap, Briana sent Karen to the B-side. Briana also later won the hot-seat match 7-2 against accomplished regional champion, Tina Malm, and awaited the return of Karen Corr in the finals. — Meredith Lynch, June 27, 2017

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Rack-M-Up Summer Series Underway For the 4th consecutive summer Rack-M-Up Billiards, located at 1916 Pitt Street in Cornwall Ontario, hosted its “Summer Series”. This is a handicap event open to all rankings excluding semi-pro and professional players. These events have been very successful in the past because with them being handicapped every player who enters has a legitimate chance to win. The entry is $40 with some being held back for green fee’s and for the grand final which will be played September 16, 2017. Each qualifying event is limited to the first 16 players paid and in order to qualify for the grand final each player must compete in 4 out of 8 tournaments. The Payouts in each event are as follows, 1st $160, 2nd $100, 3rd $80, 4th $40. With only 16 allowed to enter each event it does affect the payout and it could be considered low. However, the purpose of these events are more for practice and to qualify for the grand final which is ends up being $1000 added. The winner of the grand final usually takes home around $2000 for their troubles. The Summer Series is off to a great start as each of the first 3 events sold out. Also there has been a different winner each time which goes to show you the handicap system has been working. If you are interested in playing please contact Doug Disotell owner of Rack-M-Up Billiards through the business Facebook page or by telephone at 613-933-9362. If you wish to watch some of the best local players fight it out feel free to come and watch. Also Rack-M-Up Billiards is a great place to come and beat the heat in the summer as you can a friend can play for as low as $9:00 an hour. Qualifier 1 Results: Qualifier 2 Results: Qualifier 3 Results: 1 Joe Herne 1. Justin Miller 1. Walter Sydwolzki 2 Kirk Pawnis 2. Kirk Pawnis 2. Mike Mitchell 3 Justin Miller 3. Randy O’Byrne 3. Justin Miller 4 Steve Daoust 4. Markus Noé 4. Jaques Sauvé — Article by Markus Noe

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9-Ball Heaven Benefit 9-Ball Heaven Sports Grill and Billiards in Jacksonville, FL held a benefit tournament to raise funds for Damon Harris on June 3, 2017. Half the $20 entry went into the prize pot and half went to Damon. Congratulations to Damon Harris 1st Place! Tyler Lowe in 2nd Place and Devin Harris 3rd place! We had a great time at the Charity Tournament and are pleased to be able to help get Damon to the US National Football Camp in July. Devin Harris, Damon Harris, Tyler Lowe

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PARKERSBURG, WV What a great tournament. 34 players battled it out for almost $2500 in total prize money. Lots of new faces and people seeing the room for the first time. Congratulations to Adam Smith on his first place finish. C.R. Henderson came in second, Jerry Hager third. Terry Barker took fourth and Norm Payne, and John Maki got paid for 5/6th. I really enjoyed seeing the new faces and hope everyone enjoyed the room. Our next monthly is July 29 where the break and run will start at $200 a ball!!!! Then its August 11-13 for the $1500 added BIG DOG weekend. Thanks again.

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from: Shannon Daulton - tour director BRISTOL, TN - JUNE 24-25, 2017 The G.S.B.T would like to say Congratulations to Scott Roberts on his second win on the tour this year!! We would also like to congratulate Scott Largen on his runner up performance. Both of you played extremely well and like true gentlemen the

way we like it here on the GSBT!! Another HUGE THANKS to Janet Atwell and her entire staff at Borderline Billiards for really going out of the way to cater to the players and their needs!!! We look forward to coming back in the future and having many more great events at this great venue!! I hope everyone has a great 4th of July and as always SAFE TRAVELS MY FRIENDS!!!!!

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If you have any changes to your weekly pool tournaments EMAIL: billiards@OnTheBreakNews.com DATE CITY Mondays Astoria, NY Edison, NJ Davie, FL Davie, FL Miami, FL Hilliard, OH Akron, OH Tuesdays Edison, NJ Bowling Green, KY Martins Ferry, OH Wednesdays Tallahassee, FL Clearwater, FL Astoria, NY Fairfield, OH Lexington, SC Martins Ferry, OH Virginia Beach, VA Davie, FL Thursdays Edison, NJ Williamsville, NY Davie, FL Lansing, MI Warren, MI Vernon, IN Parkersburg, WV Fridays Decatur, AL Hollywood, FL Greensboro, NC Raleigh, NC Lexington, SC Martins Ferry, OH Portland, ME Fairfield, OH Saturdays Decatur, AL Hollywood, FL Greensboro, NC Lexington, SC Parkersburg, WV Rural Hall, NC Leitchfield, KY Martins Ferry, OH Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids, MI Battle Creek, MI Battle Creek, MI Reynoldburg, OH Sundays Clearwater, FL Edison, NJ Edison, NJ Virginia Beach, VA Jackson, MS Orlando, FL Syracuse, NY Portage, MI Livonia, MI Vernon, IN Dayton, OH Columbus, OH Fairfield, OH

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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

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Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice DATE Jul 1

CITY Williamsville, NY

LOCATION Bison Billiards

PHONE 716-632-0281

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Bar Box

ENTRY $35

Jul 1-2

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

Big Apple Challenge

$60

$1,000 w/64

Call

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

Raleigh, NC

Brown’s Billiards

919-878-9092

8-Ball Scotch Doubles

$50/team Call

11AM

Jul 15

Norristown, PA

Markley Billiards

610-278-1595

Jack & Jill 8-Ball Sc Dbls

Call

Call

Noon

Jul 15

Norristown, PA

Markley Billiards

610-278-1595

9-Ball Singles

Call

Call

Noon

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 5-6

Virginia Beach, VA

Q-Master Billiards

757-499-8900

Action Pool Tour

$40 to $100

$250

10AM

Aug 11

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

One Pocket Limit 16

$60 incl g.f.

$250 w/16

6PM

Aug 12

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

8-Ball

$70 incl g.f.

$1,000 w/64

Noon

Aug 13

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

10-Ball Limit 32

$50 incl g.f.

$250 w/32

1PM

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 18-19

Midwest City, OK

Jamaica Joes

405-736-0590

One Pocket

$60

$500

1PM

Aug 19-20

Midwest City, OK

Jamaica Joes

405-736-0590

Bar Table 9-Ball

$65/$50

$2,500

Noon

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

Aug 31-Sep4 Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

9-Ball Scotch Doubles

$125+$25 g.f. $1,000

11AM

Sep 1

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

9-Ball-Single Elimination

$25

Call

8PM

Sep 1

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Ring Game

$100+$5 g.f.

Call

3PM

Sep 1

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Open 9-Ball Division-MC Qual.

$125+$25 g.f. $8,000

8:30PM

Sep 2

Round Rock, TX

Skinny Bob’s

512-733-1111

Ladies 9-Ball Division Limit 32

$75+$15 g.f.

$2,000

6PM

Sep 2

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35

$250

Noon

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

Sep 30

Parkersburg, WV

The League Room

304-893-9640

9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$$$$

3PM

Oct 2-8

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

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Call

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