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Photo Credit to: RobertEarlMarshall.com Photography. Joshua M. Dickerson Virginia State Pool & Billiards Association July 14, 2014 The Virginia State 8 Ball Bar Table Championships was held on July 10, 2014 at The Clubhouse in Lynchburg, Virginia. Turnout was low, 19 players, since the event was held during the week. The final four on the winner’s side had Danny Mastermaker playing Billy Walker and Greg Taylor playing Daniel Adams. Walker beat Mastermaker 5-2 and Taylor beat Adams 5-1. One the one loss side, Mastermaker had to play his brother, Joey, whom he dispatched 5-1 as Adams eliminated Darren Musser 5-4. While Mastermaker and Adams matched up to see who would finish 4th, Taylor played Billy Walker for the winner of the hot seat. Each match went to the hill with Mastermaker and Taylor each winning 5-4. After a quick break, Walker and Mastermaker played to see if Walker would get a second chance at Taylor. Mastermaker would prove to spoil Walker’s chance and also extract some revenge for his loss in the tournament earlier to Walker. In the finals, race to 7, Taylor surged to an early lead of 5-3 when Mastermaker got a roll. Taylor had a difficult shot

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The Virginia State 9 Ball Bar Table Championships was held 2 days later and drew a crowd of 27. Many of the same players from the 8 Ball event returned and there were a few other additions from Richmond. From the beginning, it appeared that Mastermaker was set to defend his title which he won in 2012. In his first 4 matches he won a combined score of 28-11. Waiting for him in the winner’s side final was Larry Kressel. Kressel had an as impressive track record winning his first 4 matches by a combined score of 28-13. It was a tight match but Kressel won by a score of 7-5. Mastermaker would end up playing his long time friend Chris Bruner to see who would go to the final to challenge Kressel in the finals. With the race on

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the one loss side shortened to 5, it would be anyone’s match. Bruner won the first 3 racks and one miss in rack 4 would be fatal. Mastermaker took advantage of the miss and through good play and solid safety play won the match 5-3; earning a rematch with Kressel in the finals. Kressel jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the match before Mastermaker would get his first game on the board. They would soon exchange games until the score was 7-7. Mastermaker would be the first player to reach the hill. With a solid break, he would make 2 balls and proceed to run out. Suddenly, the four ball hung in the corner pocket. This would allow Kressel to close out the rack and set up a hill-hill final. Kressel would break dry and give Mastermaker one more opportunity to defend his title. One more opportunity would be all he needed as he proceeded to run the rack out and defend his Virginia State 9 Ball Bar Table Championship.

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Left to right: 2nd Ramon Feliciano; 1st Elvis Rodriguez; 3rd Miguel Laboy. July 19, 2014 CUE BAR BAYSIDE, NY Elvis’ tournament trail included wins over Nigel Francis 7 - 2 and Thomas Rice 7 - 5, before losing to Edwin Guzman 7 - 5. On the win side, Ramon Feliciano faced off with Miguel LaBoy winning 8 - 7 for the Hot Seat. During Ramon’s surge to the Finals, Elvis continued to survive on the one-loss side. Elvis defeated Luis Jimenez 7 - 5; Keith Adamik 7 - 2; Juan Guzman 7 - 5; Tony Ignomirello 8 - 5 and Miguel LaBoy 7 - 5 to earn a place in the Finals. During the Finals, Ramon took an early lead. Elvis edged his way up to tie at 5 - 5, before the two players traded the lead to again tie at 7 apiece. Elvis gained control and finishing the match 10 - 8 for a victory. Thank you to Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Qpod, Kamui Tips, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics, Focus Apparel and John Barton’s Focus Cases for their sponsorship leading to this event.

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I was hanging out at my pool room “CJ’s” behind the bar of all places....I really didn’t spend a lot of time back there, but this day was the exception. An older man came in, sat down and ordered a soda...I knew how to “mix” that one so I got it for him and set it down. The man said “you are the professional pool player CJ aren’t you?”....I replied “yes, that’s me, unless I owe you money - LoL”....he laughed, took a drink and said, “no, you don’t owe me money, but I would like to ask you a question that may result in some.” I suddenly felt him get serous and wondered what this older man was up to -

looked under it..... “Do You Understand” he said firmly again “The Game is already perfect, it’s just up to you to uncover that Perfection”, again he lifted up the napkin, looked under it and then quickly back into my now de-focused stare.

His eyes by now felt like they were probing my very soul and I shifted a bit, suddenly feeling more clear, answered “I think I understand..... it’s not me that has to be perfect, it’s the game, so I don’t need to try to be perfect, I just need to Uncover the Perfection that’s already been placed there...in Game.....by... wondering if this the uhhhh”.

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He smiled at my hesitation and finished “by the Breath of the Universe or The Breath of a Higher Power, right now that’s not as important as you having Faith that it’s true! He then told me to hold on for a minute and went to his car and brought back a book called ‘A Parenthesis in Eternity’, that I read and still have to this day.....this was one of those occasions that influenced me so much I find myself wondering if this old man was really an old man.....or.....angel....no, that would be silly now wouldn’t it?.....hmmm, I still can’t help but wonder...?”

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I didn’t realize how tired I was of 9-Ball until I played a new game. Actually, it’s a new version of a very old game – Rotation. Pro player & instructor Joe Tucker developed it. I’ll summarize here, but you can get the complete rules and scoresheets at JoeTucker.net. For many years, the story has been that the Filipinos are great at 9-Ball and 10-Ball because they all grew up playing Rotation (with 15 balls). The explanation we usually hear is that their pool fees were paid by the rack – not by the hour. So, Rotation was a good way to get more table time for the same money. And look what’s it’s done for their level of play! We still played Rotation here in the ’60s, mostly as a gambling ring game (Pill Pool). 9-Ball took over, possibly because it was a faster way to separate bangers from their cash. Joe suggested calling this new version American Rotation to differentiate it from the old version played extensively by the Filipinos. But I propose we name it Rhode Island Rotation in accordance with the tradition of sometimes naming a game to honor the place where it began or became popular. Of course, Joe is from Rhode Island. I’ll explain enough here for you to get the idea and give the game a try. Rhode Island is a rotation game, meaning the low ball on the table must be contacted first. A match is played to some number of points, typically 100. Balls numbered 1-10 are worth one point each. Balls 11-15 are worth two points, so each rack contains a total of twenty points. Play continues until one player reaches the winning score. (With more than two players, it’s no safeties and pay for every ball.) Other than the break, every shot is either a called shot or a called safety. When you miss a called shot, or pocket a ball on a called safety, the incoming player can make you shoot again. The incoming player gets ball in hand on any foul, for example, scratching, failing to hit the lowest ball first, knocking a ball off the table, or failing to make a legal shot. No balls are ever spotted, so this is a perfect game for barbox play. Balls pocketed on fouls or on missed shots belong to the player who shoots next. The penalty for three consecutive fouls is a “free shot” (ball in hand on any ball), followed by ball in hand in rotation. Rack all fifteen balls, as shown. In Joe’s rules, there are a few special rules for the first rack of the game, but we’ll ignore those small differences here and talk about how to try the game. Here we go: Lag for the break. Alternate breaks after the first rack. After the break, the breaker starts the rack with ball in hand, regardless of whether a ball was pocketed or whether there was a foul. On every shot except the break, you must contact the lowest numbered ball first. Requirements for a legal shot are the same as in 9-Ball.

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15 2 3 X 1 X X 14 13 X X XXX X Why I believe this is a compelling, rewarding, enjoyable game: 1. It’s lots of fun! Rhode Island presents surprises, challenges, opportunities for greatness, and opportunities for excitement. As in games like One Pocket, momentum can switch very quickly. Miss a ball you called, and it could be very costly. 2. Luck is a smaller factor. With ball in hand after the break, and no requirement to sink a ball on the break, “luck of the break” is not a big factor. And with the ability to make your opponent shoot again when they miss, you’re not suffering from accidental snookers so frequently. Let the player who missed deal with it. It might be risky, but you could make them shoot until they foul or leave you a shot worth taking. 3. Pocketing balls is rewarded. Points are scored for every ball. In 9-Ball, the only reward for pocketing a ball is staying at the table. If you’re not a run-out player, every ball you sink makes it easier for your opponent to get out. The only ball that counts for anything is the nine. Lots of fabulous plays are not rewarded because the player didn’t get to the nine. 4. Planning is rewarded. With as many as fifteen balls on the table, it’s vital to think ahead. If you call a ball and miss, you could be impossibly snookered and give up ball in hand when the incoming player makes you shoot again. 5. Less frequent racking, more innings. With more balls in the game and more traffic on the table, a rack may take more time and more innings (maximum bang for the buck on a barbox). 6. Expanded strategic and defensive components. Playing this game will expand your strategic thinking and enhance your defensive moves. Constantly weighing significant risk vs. reward decisions sharpens your game. You’ll learn to see better, smarter safeties, and think like a player. This game really builds your skills. 7. Easy handicapping. Good news for those not at the top of the food chain – this game is easy to handicap fairly. You simply get “points on the wire,” for example, in a 100-point match, the stronger player might give the weaker player 40 points at the start. The strong player needs 100, while the weaker player needs 60 to win. “So, ya wanna play some Rhode Island, buck a point? I’ve never played it before …”

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QUICK TIP ON A HALF TIP Consistent Kicking with English

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Michael Glass has been teaching pool for close to 10 years. He is a Recognized PBIA Billiards Instructor, taught by none other than Bob Jewett of the San Francisco Billiard Academy. Michael has been playing pool almost all of his life (except when he was in the Navy — it’s hard to install a pool table on a rocking ship!). He managed to stay away from the hustler life; he doesn’t believe in being dishonest in order to win money. He will, however, occasionally play for a beer or two at the local watering hole. Michael teaches all levels of pool players, from beginner to pro, and works on all aspects of the game, from fundamentals, to pattern play, to trick shots. He can be found playing in his home town of San Ramon, CA at Crown Billiards. Visit his website at mikekglass.com for pool tips or to schedule a lesson!

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It never fails. You’re running a rack of 9-ball, and you end up leaving yourself behind another ball. You need to shoot the 7-ball, which is sitting in the jaws of the side pocket, and the cue-ball is blocked by the 9-ball. It seems your only option is to shoot a kickshot, but the 8-ball is blocking the path on the opposite rail. Now what? If you’re like me, you’ll shoot to the right or the left of the 8-ball, using english to adjust the path of the cue-ball, right? The question is, how much to the right or left should you shoot, and how much spin should you use? If you’re Corey Deuel or Shane Van Boening, then you’ll probably make that shot 9 times out of 10 because you have ten thousand practice hours at the table. I’m going to guess that Corey and Shane are not looking to my column for advice, so let’s talk about how to consistently make kick shots using english. First off, I want you to practice your straight kicks (no english). If you have trouble judging a simple kick shot, this article might not help you much. Get good at kicking the ball into the side pocket from almost any spot on the table. Have you become fairly decent at kicks? Awesome. Let’s get started. Start by placing the cue ball on the head spot. Aim at the second diamond along long rail. In other words, you are not shooting toward the rack, but instead directly at the side rail. If you use no english, the ball should roll directly back into the tip of your cuestick. Now, chalk up the tip of your cue, and do the same shot using a half-tip of right-hand english. To apply a half-tip of english, move the tip of your cue from center toward the right side of the ball, so that the left edge of your shaft is lined up with the exact center of the cue-ball. This is a half-tip of english. Now, using a medium stroke, shoot at the same diamond on the side (long) rail, and observe that the cue-ball will deflect to the right. Note where it touches the opposite side rail (near you). When I do this shot with my cue, the cue-ball ends up one diamond to the right of where it would be if I hit it with center ball. This happens fairly consistently, although it will vary a bit depending on the accuracy of the half-tip of english, and the speed of my stroke. Try to be as consistent as possible. This is very important.

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Let’s say your deflection distance is the same as mine--one diamond. Here’s what I’d like you to do. From the same position on the head string, aim the cue so that a kick shot will end up one diamond to the left of the side pocket. You might try shooting the cue with center english to ensure your aim is true. Once your aim is true, make the same shot, but apply a half-tip of english to your shot using the same speed as before. If the stars are all aligned correctly, the cue ball should deposit itself directly into the side pocket! Try this again, but this time aim the cue-ball so that a center-ball stroke will make the cue-ball rebound into the rail one diamond to the right of the side pocket. Now shoot again, using a half-tip of left hand english, and the cue should again drop into the side pocket. There are a couple of things to remember here: One diamond is the result I get. The distance the cue-ball deflects for you will depend on many factors, including the speed of your stroke, a properly chalked tip, and the deflection of your shaft. This is why you test until you are consistent, using the same speed every time. Other factors will come into play, such as the friction coefficient of the rail, dirtiness of the balls, etc. When doing your warmups before a match, you might want to do a few calibration shots to determine these factors. You can’t control all of the variables. This is not a shot you will do often, and you may have other options. You may even be more comfortable with a massé shot in some cases. Add this weapon to your arsenal, even if you don’t think you’ll use it. One day, you may need it, and it could be the difference between moving up the ladder or packing up your sticks and going home. Please feel free to drop me a line any time to clear up any questions you might have. I will post this article on my site at www. billiardsprofessor.com, and include some diagrams to help illustrate my points. Shoot straight, and shoot well! Do you have some tips that you’d like to share with me? Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@ billiardsprofessor.com or visit http://www.billiardsprofessor.com. I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at reddit.com/r/billiards. Come on by and join the discussion!

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A recent internet discussion started innocently enough with a beginner asking about what bridge length was best.The simple question prompted a whole bunch of hypothesizing, philosophizing and pontificating. Rather than repeat those arguments -- and a few good comments -- here, I propose that you get yourself to a table and see what’s right for you. More than that, I ask you to stretch your normal boundaries to see if maybe you’re not in quite the right place, bridge-wise. First, a definition. I define bridge length as the distance from the tip when it is just touching the cue ball back to where the stick is supported by the hand. To measure your bridge length, take your stance with your bridge in place and the tip at the cue ball, and then wiggle the stick left and right with your back hand. The point along the stick that isn’t wiggling is where your bridge is supporting the stick. Measure from there to the cue ball. If a ruler isn’t handy, remember that a dollar bill is just over six inches long. Let’s start with a short shot, Shot 1 in the diagram. Suppose that you are playing eight ball and the best play is a safe -- nick the edge of the one and nestle behind it. Try various bridge lengths and see which one works for you. The goal is to leave the cue ball within a quarter inch of the one ball, as shown in the “result” position. Try to do this three times in a row with each bridge you test. In Shot 2 the goal is again precision cue ball placement. For both follow and draw, see if you can leave the cue ball touching or very close to the cushion. The follow is a lot easier, so try to leave the cue ball within a chalk of the cushion. For the draw shot, allow yourself a ball diameter of margin. Try different bridge lengths from shorter than you normally use to longer. Which length makes it easiest for you to get accurate cue ball placement? Shot 3 stresses a different aspect of play -- precise aiming. Begin with the cue ball far enough from the cushion that you can make a bridge on the bed of the table. Begin with your normal length -- how long is it? Then try a few inches shorter and a few inches longer. Try to make five in a row at each length. Which length seems to make the shot easiest? For future reference when nearby balls force an abnormal bridge length, which lengths are workable? More than the first two positions, this shot requires a very stable bridge. A little movement during the shot will result in a much larger error at the pocket due to the distances involved. While you are trying the different lengths, note how solidly your bridge is anchored to the

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cloth and how much left-right play there is in shaft position.A variation on Shot 3 is to move the cue ball back towards the cushion so that you have to make a rail bridge. As long as the cue ball is not too close to the cushion, the rail bridge can be much more stable than most open-table bridges if you use your thumbnail to guide the shaft. Which bridge lengths are best for you? Is is the same for all shots? Is your bridge more stable than before you tried these tests? Notice that I’m not providing any answers -- you have to find your own.

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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 poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

I was 17 years old and was just starting to get my feet wet with serious competition. J.R.’s weekly 8-ball tournament in Lancaster, Kentucky was viewed by many as the strongest tournament in the state. When I arrived on the scene over 50 players had already paid their entries. During the tournament, one player in particular caught my attention. In fact, the man referred to as “Toothpick”, waltzed all the way to the finals of the 52-man field. This wasn’t by coincidence; at that time, Ronnie Lane was one of the best defensive 8-ball players that I had ever seen. After watching a few games, it was easy to see that Ronnie played 8-ball like most people play chess, executing shot after shot with a toothpick hanging out of the side of his mouth. Every move and every shot was both deliberate and calculated. Many times he would either pocket his opponent’s ball for strategic purposes or roll a ball in front of a pocket to congest traffic for his opponent. At the same time, I too was making my way through the one loss side and it was becoming apparent that there would be a showdown between

the two of us in the finals. There were a lot of clusters in our final rack, and I knew it was going to be a long defensive battle. After running a few balls, I attempted a difficult defensive shot and fell short of the mark. At that point, Ronnie had positioned his balls out in the open and decided to attempt a run out. During his attempt, Ronnie played himself out of position on his final striped ball and was left with the layout above. As soon as Ronnie

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got out of line I felt as though I had a chance to win the tournament. It looked as though his best bet was to play a difficult low percentage bank. But even in face of adversity, you could see the wheels turning as he decided what to do. Ronnie approached the table and did something I never expected. He shot the cue ball into the 14, freezing the cue ball to my 3 ball (leaving me at cue ball position “a”). At the same time he banked the 14 up table positioning it near the upper corner pocket. The key to this shot is to hit the cue ball 1 tip below center striking the 14 slightly to the left of center. When executing the shot, you are better off banking short leaving the object ball near the long cushion. Speed is critical to executing the shot. If you hit the bank too hard you could pocket the ball or leave it on the end rail where it would be very difficult to pocket. “Don’t overlook the obvious!” he said as he executed the shot. It was a very common sense, high percentage play. The truth is, I never thought about him using my ball to play a defensive shot. In fact, looking back on the situation, he did the only high percentage thing that he could have done. “At least you can hit it!” he laughed. I was in a trap. Ronnie had turned a losing

proposition into a fighting chance to win. I will always remember the disappointment I felt as I approached the table. I attempted to play some kind of a safety, but the sly fox had positioned me into no win scenario. When Ronnie returned to the table he pocketed the final two balls to win the tournament. The wise veteran had taken me to school. It was at that moment I began to understand a new concept. I had learned not to overcomplicate things, and to look for simple things to do in high-pressure situations. Over the next few years I learned a lot from watching Ronnie play, but looking back I will never forget the time that he showed me just how important that it was to play the percentage.

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Basdeo Sookhai Wins By Tour Director John Leyman

As each day began, organizers John Leyman, Todd Fleitman & Rick Shellhouse congratulated the players The seventeenth annual Tri-State Tour Invitational on reaching the top of their classes for the season and Tournament took place July 5 & 6, 2014, at Castle handed out awards to the top players of the year in each class. The Tri-State Tour added $4000 in cash prizes and the sponsors QPOD, Ozone Billiards, Fury Cues, Kamui Tips, Sterling Gaming, Diamond Tables, Capelle’s Pool Books, Focus Apparel, Billiards Digest, Pool & Billiards, Professor-Q-Ball’s News, Blue Book Publications, Castle Billiards, Amsterdam Billiards, Focus Cases by John Barton, Ron Vitello 90/90 Aiming, Human Kinetics, NYC Grind, and Romer’s Trophies went out of their way to provide the event with some great John Leyman, Jonathan Cintron, Dan Cintron, Rick Shellhouse, Dawn Hopkins, equipment and prizes. and Todd Fleitman The sponsors are owed (Photo: Alison Fischer) a debt a gratitude for their dedication to the game and the players, their efforts and Billiards in East Rutherford, NJ. The weekend was a generosity are what always make the event so special and huge success for the tour with 16 A & A+ Players, 32 such a great success and without their continued support B & B+ Players, 32 C & C+ Players and 16 D & D+ of the sport and the players this event could not happen. Players who earned their way in to compete in their Awards were presented to the top 3 players in respective classes and play for their chance to be named each class, Hall of Fame inductees, the Most Improved the Tri-State Tour Invitational Grand Champion. Player of the Year, and Sportsman of the Year. The Castle Billiards hosted most improved player went the event for the fifth to Raphael DaBreo. Raphael year. Castle Billiards is only the second player in owners John & Minnie the history of the tour to Trobiano were again advance from D-Class to very professional, Open Class player. Each year helpful, and gracious. the tour awards one player They donated their the “Sportsperson of the room and all the Year” award. It is awarded to table time. Their someone the tour believes generosity and support exemplifies what a player to the players and the should be and how they should event was once again act and this year’s award went exemplary and is always to Eddie Perez of Staten Island, done with the players NY. in mind. The staff and The Tri-State Tour everyone at the room awarded two of the Hall of Sportsman of the Year Eddie Perez assured the events Fame inductees with their (Photo: Alison Fischer) success once again. awards, a Bronze Medallion Upstate Al of AZBtv with an inscription on the back was on hand to record feature matches in the event and as to why they were inducted as well as a special edition Alison Fischer from NYC Grind was there all weekend QPOD and QCLIP, Dawn Hopkins who started it all doing round by round updates. back in the late 80’s as the “All About Pool Tour” and

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Daniel Cintron for his accomplishments on the tour, dedication and help to the tour throughout the years. The other 2 inductee’s awards will be presented to Tony Robles and the family of George “Ginky San Souci” in the near future. The new Hall of Fame page is still under construction and plans are in effect to debut on the web site in August 2014. The top Players of the Year, in the their respective classes, were Bogie Uzdejczyk winning the A+/A class, Basdeo Sookhai B+ class, Luis Jimenez B class, Tony Ignomirello C+ class, Mike Strassberg C class and Ada Lio D+/D class, and also the Ladies Player of the Year.

Former Tri-State Invitational Champion & Castle owner John Trobiano (Photo: Alison Fischer) For a full list of winners for all the classes and events, please see the web site www.thetristatetour.com. The action in the tournament got going around eleven on Saturday morning, July 5 with the B+ and B class players along with the D+/D players kicking off the event. The B+ class saw two players dominate the event and meet each other in the hot seat match, former Invitational Champion Chuck Giallorenzo and Basdeo Sookhai. Basdeo played strong and won the match 7-3. Chuck moved to the one-loss side, where he played Edward Crespo. Edward, after losing to Chuck on the winner’s side, took his revenge and won the match 7-4. In the finals, Basdeo continued to dominate and won the match 7-4. The B Class event was taken over by Yomaylin Feliz and Eddie Medina who sent all their opponents packing. In the Hot seat match Yomaylin played very strong and bested Eddie 7-3. After Eddie moved to the one loss side and beat Chumreon Suctharitakul 7-5, he looked to take on Yomaylin again with hopes of winning but Yomaylin was just too strong and she beat Eddie 7-2 The D+/D class saw the ladies control the event, with the top four finishers in the event being all women. Samantha Adler finished 4th, after losing to Debra Pritchett 6-5. Debra then went on to beat Jennifer

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2013-2014 Tri-State Tour Invitational Pedutem who had lost the hot seat match to Amy Yue Yu 6-4. In the finals, Debra could not catch a break with most of the roles going to her opponent as well as her opponent playing very well. With some very good shots and safeties as well the some good roles Amy Yue Yu won the match 6-3. On Sunday, play started again at 11 AM with the A+/A players and the C+ class and C class arriving to do battle. The A+/A Class saw one player in the finals undefeated while his opponent had lost his first match of the day and climbed the one loss side all the way to the finals. Juan Guzman was undefeated all the way to the final, and continued his winning ways in the final, beating Miquel Laboy 7-3. The ‘C+’ and ‘C’ classes both saw 2 players get all the way to the finals only to end up one match short of the winning spot. In the C+ class Adrian Daniel sent Paul Wilkens to the one-loss side in the hot Basdeo “S hawn” Soo seat match 7-5, Paul then dispatched Ambi Estevez 7-4 khai (Photo : Alison Fis to get to the finals and a rematch with Adrian. In the finals Paul cher) Yomaylin “Smiley” F played extremely well and won the match 9-5. The C class saw Bob eliz (Photo : Keith Dia Toomey work his way to the final, and along the way in the third z) round, he sent Mike Figueroa to the one-loss side. Mike, not to be discouraged, then went one to win his next three matches and get to the finals for a rematch with Bob Toomey. Mike, by this time, was on a roll and he kept it going winning the event 8-3. This left our 6 class champions to do battle for the Grand Champion title. Paul Wilkens beat Mike Figueroa 7-4 to win the C+/C playoff. Paul then went on to meet the D+/D Class buzz saw Amy Yue Yu who beat him 8-2. Basdeo Sookhai continued to dominate winning easily against Yomaylin 7-3 in the B+/B class playoff and then Juan Guzman 7-5 in the A/B playoff. This left Amy and Basdeo vying for the championship. The beginning of the set saw Amy move out in front again, like she did against Paul, and went up on Basdeo 6-0. Basdeo struggling a little bit, then won a game, but Amy came right back to win the next bringing the score to 7-1. At this point in C Class win time Basdeo started to play better, and as the games went on he continued ner Mike F igueroa (P hoto: Aliso to improve and fall into stroke. He won the following seven games to win n Fischer) the match 9-7 and become that 2013-2014 Tri-State Tour Invitational Grand Champion. See more at: http://www.nycgrind.com/the-latest/basdeo-sookhai-wins-2013n Fischer) so li 2014-tri-state-tour-invitational/#sthash.pPOMGcKH.dpuf A : to ho Amy Yu (P

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B+- Class 1st: Basdeo Sookhai 2nd: Edward Crespo 3rd: Chuck Giallorenzo

C- Class 1st: Mike Figueroa 2nd: Bob Toomey 3rd: Paolo Valverde

B - Class 1st: Yomaylin Feliz 2nd: Eddie Medina 3rd: Chumreon Sutcharitakul

D+/D - Class 1st: Amy Yue Yu 2nd: Debra Pritchett 3rd: Jennifer Pedutem

C+ - Class 1st: Paul Wilkens 2nd: Adrain Daniel 3rd: Ambi Estevez

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Thank you to Stephanie Mitchell for hosting Tour Stop #5 at The Corner Pocket in Largo, FL! It was a great event and everyone had a great time. Thirty-three players showed up for this $400-added event, including several new, talented local players. At the end of the night, however, it was veteran player Jeannie Seaver who went undefeated to win her first event in 2014. Seaver’s win put an end to April Wallen’s attempt to win three in a row. Wallen finished the day tied for 5th, and currently leads the TFT field in overall points to date. Crystal McCormick finished second at the event and is right behind Wallen in total points. Helene Caukin and newcomer Amanda Newton finished tied for 3d. Sabra MacArthur Beahn, returning after a long absence from the Tour, Mike Fitzgerald and Vanessa Seaver joined Wallen in 5th place. We also want to thank everyone who participated in the raffle for the Tiger Cue. Sabra MacArthur Beahn won the cocobola cue stick valued at more than $550. Thanks of course to our title sponsor Tiger Products, and sponsors Ozone Billiards and Boynton Billiards.

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It is becoming one of the favor spots to have tournaments. Lucky 7 located at 4850 South State Road 7, Hollywood, FL (owners Charlie and Tiffany) continue to host APA, TAP and NAPA league tournaments and more. On July 12th it was One Pocket Event: Rob Melrose was the tournament director. Which had a field of eleven players. The entry fee was a sliding scale between $100 - $75 and handicapped. Player’s skill levels were ranked from 10 to 5 and spread was from 8-7 to 11-6. Race to three on the winner’s side. Race to two on the loser’s side. It was rack your own, three foul format. Several local favorites were in attendance; Anthony Meglino, Randy Epperson and Rob Melrose. Anthony Meglino was last month’s winner and a clear front runner. Anthony lived up to his billing by finishing third in the tournament With eleven players on a sixteen player tournament sheet, there were five byes. So even with the classic one pocket wedges and walls, the tournament moved along. The sets were very competitive due to the handicapping. So competitive that a skill level 10 and skill level 6 would meet in the finals. Ultimately the results were: 1st place was Eric P. who plays out of Sharpshooters in Miami, 2nd place was Rob Melrose, and 3rd place was Anthony Meglino, 4th place was Randy Epperson. Everyone is looking forward to next month’s One Pocket Tournament, especially since the entry fee is being lowered to $60. On June 28, 2014 it was the APA Jack and Jill Event: There was one team that has been waiting over a year to play in this event. It was Lauren Pickard and Justin Libaman coming together as a team to play. Pickard / Libaman had gone

undefeated all day. The first round match was double hill as well as the second round. The third round had Pickard on her toes, because Pickard / Libaman were playing as last year’s champions; Elias Nassif and Stephanie Perez. Pickard / Libaman were down 0-2 on a race to 4. Pickard looked her teammate Libaman and said, “We need a game on the board to get us in the game”. It work and they won the round 4-2. Pickard / Libaman won after playing; Kim Richeson and Tremayne Cherry. They are off to Vegas. On July 12, 2014 it was the NAPA Playoff Event: There were 4 team that would play for first place and tropics. It would be Cagney’s Crew coming in First place, Charlie’s Angles came in Second place, Windtalkers came in Three Place and Jim’s Team came in Fourth place. It great to have a room the will open early and stay late into the night, to hold these events. Thanks from all the players to Charlie and Tiffany for hosting all these events. We look forward to many more. I know for myself it always nice to come back to your home pool room and get a “Well done” from Charlie and Tiffany after going away to other events. I came back from Vegas after playing in a Women’s BCA open 8 ball event, came in 65th place and cashed out of 240 players. They had my favor chocolate milk waiting for me

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75 total entries at this weekends $2,500 added events at Zingales in Tallahassee, FL. Today's $1,000 added 8-ball had a strong 30 player field. With a total 1-day payout of $2,665. And a total weekend event payout of $6,890. Saturdays $1,500 added 9-Ball had 45 players. Today's 8-ball event pays. 1 $600t $435c 2 $409t $250c 3 $260t $125t 4 $160t $75c 5/6 $120t 7/8 $60t

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L2R. Mike Davis - 2nd place, Mike Zingale - owner, Justin Hall - Champion Today’s $1500 added 1-day, 9-ball event at Zingales in Tallahassee, FL payouts are as follows. 10 league player discounts used. 45 total players. Total payout = $4,225 1st $800t $600c Justin Hall 2nd $600t $400c Mike Davis 3rd $400t $240c David Uwate 4th $250t $125c Mike Delawder 5/6 $150t $50c robert Emmons and Tracy Majors 7/8 $100t David Grossman and Claude Merrier 9-12 $50t Joe Davis, Tommy Kennedy, Kurt Harfeman, Jared McGee Nice pay days for a 1 day $45 entry fee event.

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Tiger Products Challenge Match

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Jung-Lin Chang came to his 9-Ball race to 21 Tiger Products Challenge Match against Dennis Orcollo with a serious mind. He won the first three racks on the trot. Orcollo took his first mark to bring us to a 3-1 score. Orcollo broke, made the one and then had a very tough position. That done, he owned the rest of the rack to bring us to 3-2. Orcollo made three balls on the next break but had no opening shot and Chang came to a roadmap layout. This brought us to 4-2 in favor of Chang. On his next break he did not satisfy the demand that three balls pass the head string and had to turn the table over to Orcollo. He made an amazing long-rail bank and then combo’ed the 9 off of the six ball to bring the score close again at 4-3. When Orcollo shot the one ball in rack number 8 he got an unintentional contact with another ball and wound up with no shot on the two. Chang had ball in hand but a tough table to overcome. He took the rack and got his lead back up to two with a score of 5-3. Chang scratched on the next break and Orcollo with ball in hand easily cleared the table. 5-4. The next rack opened poorly. Chang easily

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cleaned up to take us to 6-4. Chang broke the next table wide open. He easily claimed that rack and the next to bring us to 8-4 and Orcollo began to realize that he had to step things up before this match got out of hand. Orcollo kicked the ball into the side pocket and got great shape on the four. This put the rack in his pocket and he now trailed 8-5. Orcollo missed the one ball in the next rack but left Chang only a long-rail kick at it. He kicked. He made it, ran the table, and now led the match 9-5. Chang jumped out to a 10-5 lead. Orcollo won the next rack but he was struggling. His pace picked back up to normal speed. You could see he had his rhythm back. Now only down by two racks at 10-8 he knew he was right back in this thing. Orcollo and Chang seesaw bac and forth during the entire match ... 11-8, 11-9, 11-10, 12-11, 13-11until the score was 18-16. Chang now had the break and needed to begin exerting control over the table. He could not afford to leave Orcollo any good options. The best way to do that is to run out and never let your opponent out of the chair. He did that to get back within one game at 18-17. The following

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rack opened nicely, no clusters, and Chang knew he could get through this rack. He did and we were tied at 18 games apiece in the race to 21. So anyone who could string together a small run would win the match. When Chang broke and ran the next rack Orcollo had been forced to sit in his chair without a single journey to the table for fifteen minutes. Now behind 19-18 Orcollo could only sit and hope he would get another shot. But the next rack opened up like an Easter Lily and Orcollo hung his head. He knew Chang was headed to the hill. Chang made it. With the score now at 20-18 he would be breaking for the win. What a critical break shot this was. Chang did all anyone could ask. He made two balls and had a good shot on the one ball. He made the one and got perfect on the two. The two went into the corner and he easily pocket tat and drew back two inches to be correct on the three. Now he had to shoot the six and get the shape on the seven to move over for the eight which was on the side rail. He did that and the rack and the match was his! Final score 21-18.

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Fans at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada were in for a treat on July 21st as the second of the scheduled challenge matches took place.The OB Challenge pitted Mike Dechaine and Corey Deuelagainst Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante in scotch doubles 8-ball. The communication between players stemming from the scotch doubles format of the event led to all four players playing very loose and kidding both their partners and opponents throughout the event. The loose attitude that all four players had early in the match might have led to less than top level play as the event got underway. Neither team was able to put together a break and run before the 8th rack, when the Filipino team already held a 5-2

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lead. What should have been a dose of confidence for the Filipino duo turned out to be more of an "attention grabber" for Deuel and Dechaine. After watching the Filipino team run rack eight, the US team took control of the match and won four games to tie things at 6-6. The US team wasn't done there though, as they would start stringing together racks to take a 10-6 lead. The only thing that looked to be able to stop the US team at this point was dry breaks. After running a rack or two, the US team would break dry and let the Filipinos into the match, but the Filipinos were not having luck on their break either. The US squad extended their lead to six racks at 15-9, but Reyes & Bustamante made a push to

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get back within three racks at 15-12. Team USA got back to business and pushed the lead back to five racks at 18-13 and the Philippine team's win in rack twenty two would be their final rack as the US players won the last three racks for the 21-14 victory.

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Chris Mitchell is know as one of the top billiards players in WV and throughout the industry yet he had only cashed once at Corner Pocket Billiards N Cafe in Wheeling WV. "It is a tough tournament for any player to think they can just SHOW UP and WIN", says Owner Jay Davis. Chris has been close but finally had his day on July 19th for the Open 9Ball $1000 added Monthly event. With 5 past champions in the field, Chris went undefeated with some highly impressive wins along the way. 43 Players representing 6 states included: Tim Beba, Bruce Sucevic, Chuck Doty, Larry Richards, Chris Helm, Mike Baus, Chuck Tuttle, George D-Osthroph, Dan Madden, Sonya Horodysky, Scott Haas, Dave Williams, Ed Brooks, Zack Edwards, Marty Lawson, Renee Edwards, Dave Rector, Dwayne Laub, Jay Davis, Bobby Hibbits, Ken Atkinson, Tom Purrich, Mike Traxler, Dustin Crowe, Nicole Fleming, Jay Brotherton, Chris Wilson, Mike Martin, Jerry Hager, Nathan Thomas, Steve Fleming, Rick Royster, Babe Hanna, Anthony Rotundo, Jason Shepherd, Nick Brucato, Curtis Walker, Mike Cumberledge, Chris Mitchell, Scooter Martin, Ryan Ellifritz, Derrick Dillion, and Greg Reader.

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2014 Junior Artistic Champs Crowned: Kinney, Lang, Stagner, & Herpel

18 & Under Boys Division July 15, 2014 (Englewood, CO): The 21st Annual Junior Artistic Pool Championships was held June 2426, 2014 alongside the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships and BCA Summit at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Taking top honors this year were three returning champions: Garrett Kinney in the 18 & Under Boys division, Rachel Lang in the 18 & Under Girls division, and Emil y Herpel in the 14 & Under Girls division. While newcomer Devan Stagner claimed the 14 & Under Boys division. A personal note from Mark Dimick, this year’s event director (in the absence of “Dr. Cue” Tom & “Ms. Cue” Marty Rossman): Congratulations to all of the 21st Annual Junior Artistic Pool Champion players! I had the privilege to direct the BCA/ BEF Junior National Artistic Pool Championship

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1st Place: Garrett Kinney, 16 (Randleman, NC) 2nd Place: Manny Perez, 16 (Kansas City, KS)

18 & Under Girls Division 1st Place: Rachel Lang, 16 (Catskill, NY) 2nd Place: Taylor Reynolds, 16 (Winslow, ME)

14 & Under Boys Division 1st Place: Devan Stagner, 14 (Nixa, MO) 2nd Place Vincent Evans, 13 (St. Peters, MO)

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competition on June 24th-27th in Louisville, Ky. I enjoyed meeting all of the young players and their families. This last week was a lot of fun. I would like to thank Samm Diep-Vidal and the BEF along with Tom “Dr. Cue and Marty “Ms. Cue” Rossman for inviting me to be this year’s Artistic Pool tournament director. A special thanks goes to Tammy Jo and Mel Leonard, Earl Munson, and the other staff members. Special Thanks go to Mark Dimick for his assistance in making this year’s event possible, and to this year’s Premier Sponsors: Predator/Poison Cues, Diamond Billiard Products, Simonis Cloth, and Aramith Balls. Any young players interested in participating in next year’s BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, Junior Artistic Pool Championships or State Championships should visit the BEF website at BilliardEducation.org or call the office at (303) 926-1039.

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In My Opinion by: Don & Mary Akerlow

I eluded to a follow up to my Chalk Talk column last month. The player in question was Jessica Frideres from Fort Dodge, IA.

or “Open” Master Divisions. We all know that “Open” is another way of saying “Men’s”.

Jessica’s story begins over a year ago. Since Jessica starting playing pool some 16 years ago, she has participated in local leagues and statewide tournaments. In the Iowa area there are two large tournaments every year. The Midwest 8-Ball Championships and the Great Plains 8-Ball Shootout. These tournaments are for singles and teams. Jessica competed in these events and it wasn’t until 5 or 6 years after she started playing that she had her first win at the state tournament in the Open Women’s Division. Her first win as a Master player came a couple of years later. While Jessica usually wins or finishes in the top 5 places, she is not unbeatable.

In response to this Jessica asked to be allowed to speak at the next meeting of the Midwest Tournament Association. They granted her request and she was given 10 minutes, which she did along with giving the committee a petition signed by 400 pool players. The petition was circulated at every event Jessica played in and 95% of the Master Women Jessica could find, signed the petition. If these women don’t have a problem playing against Jessica why does the Midwest Tournament Association?

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Jessica is not a pro player. She has never played on the WPBA tour. In her only attempt to qualify for the WPBA, she didn’t finish in the money. She has never even played on a 9’ table! So where should she rank in the scheme of things? Jessica is obviously a good bar box player. One of the best in the Iowa area. It was not until a year ago that Jessica achieved the designation of Grand Master with the BCAPL. In talking to Jessica, she expressed no interest in becoming a pro, she plays when she can, doesn’t always win but loves playing the game. Isn’t that what every amateur pool player does? Don’t we all just love to play, sometimes win and sometimes lose? Some of us are big fishes in our little ponds, so why is Jessica being kicked out of the pond?

The answer may be in what happened after Jessica spoke. The committee finished their meeting with Jessica sitting about 20 feet away. Close enough to hear what

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The Midwest Tournament Association told Jessica in a phone call that she could no longer play in the Women’s Master Singles divisions in their events. Even though she meets all the qualifications, she cannot play. She asked for their decision to be put in writing and they sent her an email that stated the following: “The decision in regard to Jessica’s status for Midwest and Great Plains 8-Ball Shootout was the result of a 2 or 3 year discussion, not just a quick thought. To you this may seem negative but looking at it with a more positive spin it could be taken as the highest form of honor since this is the highest rating given to a female player in the history of the Midwest Association. Jessica’s record of achievement is unprecedented. She has won our highest skilled female singles division 10 of the 11 times that she played from 2003 - 2013.” (excerpted from an email dated 7-19-13) They also went on to tell her what divisions she qualified for, basically as a Singles player she would only be allowed to play in the “Open” Intermediate

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was being said but not being allowed to be heard, even when statement were being made about her that in Jessica’s mind were totally untrue. Since when in the United States have we been denied the right to face our accusers and offer a defense? This may not be a trial but the Midwest Tournament committee is sitting in judgement of Jessica. As I read the Midwest Captains Guide (available from the Midwest Poolplayers Association website) there are some 47 women designated as eligible for the Women’s Master Singles Division and only 1 woman designated IOS or Intermediate Open Singles. In other words, Jessica now cannot play in the Women’s Masters or the Open Regular Men’s Division but has to play in the Men’s Intermediate Division. The rating committee has obviously decided that Jessica is too good to play with the other Master Women and too good to play with the Regular Men’s Division but good enough to play in the Intermediate and Master Men’s Division. How is that right? So if you would reverse this can a man play bad enough to play in the Women’s Division? It would only seem “fair”. And if not why not? Perhaps the old adage “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” and also in reverse.

They should be honoring Jessica, not vilifying her. Perhaps there are other reasons that we don’t know about, one must ask the question. 95% of the master women agreed with Jessica by signing a petition to let her play in the

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Women’s Masters. Shouldn’t that be enough? Who does it help if Jessica doesn’t play? Who has suffered from Jessica winning? Maybe they shouldn’t even play a tournament at all but give everybody a “participation” medal! Pool is about competition, about honing your skills, perfecting your game, becoming a better player. Maybe someone on the Midwest committee can’t take the competition? The midwest tournament Association, headed by Marshall Kohtz of VVS in Nebraska has not given Jessica an answer since her appearance before the committee in June. They will not take up the discussion again until their next meeting at the end of August. How do you leave a pool player in limbo for over a year? How hard can it be to make a decision? Or see that the decision that was made was not a good one? Who will they do this to next? ? And so on and so on until there are no women’s divisions left. Does this sound just a little bit extreme? If it does then so does all of this. Maybe Jessica could play with one hand tied behind her back! That doesn’t sound any more ludicrous than making her play in the Men’s division.

Jessica Frideres ld u o c y l n o e h s d l o t s a w d e c n a v d a e h t n i y a pl n i t o n d n a n o i s i v i d Men’s s r e t s a m s ’ n e m o W e th Like us on Facebook

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Jessica’s petition reads simply: “Petition For Jessica Frideres to be able to play in the Midwest Pool Tournamnet. For those of you that don’t know, Jessica was told she could never play in the Women’s Masters Tournament at the Midwest Association again, basically, because she plays too good. Jessica deserves to play in the Women’s Masters division. She is not rated anywhere in the country as a pro pool player. She is 36 years old, and has been told she can never play in the Midwest women’s division again. How is that right for a game that she truly loves. This is wrong and something needs to be done. If you would like to support Jessica please sign and date the petition below.” - The petition has over 400 signatures. We will contact Marshall Kohtz and the Midwest Tournament Association for a response and their side of the story and bring that to you in the September issue. We would like to hear your thoughts on this subject. Should Jessica be allowed to play in the Women’s Masters? Send your comments to: opm@onthebreaknews.com

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Keith Adamik undefeated

Steinway Billiards

Left to right: 2nd Mike Figueroa; 1st Keith Adamik. July 27, 2014 STEINWAY CAFE & BILLIARDS ASTORIA, NY Keith’s tournament trail included wins over Basdeo Sookhai 7 - 6; Miguel LaBoy 7 - 5; Alex Osipov 7 - 5; Shinichi Sekine 7 - 6 and Dave Fitzpatrick for the Hot Seat. During the same time, Mike Figueroa worked his way through the loss side after losing to Ramon Feliciano 6 - 2. Mike got his chance for redemption when he had a rematch with Ramon and won 6 - 0. After defeating Alex Osipov 8 - 6 and Dave Fitzpatrick 6 - 5, he reached the Finals. Due to the late hour, both players decided to call it a night with Keith taking the well deserved win. Thank you to Ozone Billiards, SterlingGaming, Qpod, , Kamui Tips, Focus Cases by John Bartron, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics , Ron Vitello, and Focus Apparel for their sponsorship leading to this event.

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“The Cannon� GOES UNDEFEATED

at the World Cup Billiards Open Skip Maloney AzBilliards.com Staff July 29, 2014 They were a couple of marquee names in a field of relative unknowns. The $1,380-added World Cup Billiards Open in Greenville, SC, held over the weekend of July 26-27, drew 55 entrants, and to nobody's surprise, Shannon Daulton and Mike Davis faced each other twice; in the hot seat match and finals. Shannon "The Cannon" took both matches to claim the event title, undefeated. Normally to be found tour directing his great Southern Billiard Tour, it was only his third appearance this year in a

tournament event (Derby City in January and the Smoky Mountain Shootout in April). Little had been seen of Mike Davis since he announced his retirement just prior to the 2013 George "Ginky" Sansouci Memorial Tournament in 2013. He came out of that retirement just long enough to win that Ginky Memorial, defeating Dennis Hatch in the finals. Davis settled down (so to speak) to become a time-share salesman in Florida, only to discover that he wasn't suited for the job. Just recently, he gave it up, and returned to the road, looking to get back into the game. "It just wasn't for me," he said of his short-lived career as a salesman, "so I'm playing pool again for now."

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Though he'd not announced any official retirement, Daulton, too, encountered aspects of getting back into the saddle on his way to this most recent victory at the World Cup Billiards Open. "It's very difficult," he said of getting back to the tables as a competitor. "The first day of this one, I was in survival mode. I did a tremendous amount of practicing in my teenage years, and I have to say that I've been very lucky and blessed to be able to survive off whatever natural talent I have when I get into something like this." According to Daulton, about 90% of the players in this World Cup Billiards Open were people who play on his tour, throughout the year, including a couple that he beat on the way to the hot seat and finals; B.J. Hucks and Wendell Thompkins. "The Cannon" also took down John Jones and found himself in a winners' side semifinal against Travis Dorn. Davis, in the meantime, was facing Andy Twitchen. Daulton got into the hot seat match 11-7 over Dorn and was met by Davis, who'd sent Twitchen to the losers' bracket 11-6. Daulton took the first of two against Davis 11-6 and sat in the hot seat waiting for his return. "He scratched once on the break," said Davis, "and that was the only mistake he made in that hot seat match." Dorn and Twitchen moved to the loss side and faced Corey Morphew and Michael Clay, who handed them their second straight defeat; Morphew surviving a double hill match against Dorn, Clay downing Twitchen 7-4. Morphew eliminated Clay 7-3 in the quarterfinals, but was himself eliminated by Davis 7-4 in the semifinals. From Davis' perspective, punctuating the difficulty of accomplishing pool's version of "climbing back into the saddle," Daulton took an early 6-0 lead against him in the finals. "That's the type of game I was capable of," said Davis, "but I haven't really played quite up to that standard for a while." That said, though Daulton went on to win, he won only five of the next 11 games. If they'd cleared the scoreboard with Daulton up 6-0, Davis would have won the subsequent race to 6, on the hill. As it was, Daulton stayed on top and completed his undefeated run to claim his first event title of the year. Pool rooms interested in having their events become part of the Simonis Cloth Classic Tour, can reach tour representatives at 1-800-200-POOL.

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Press Release

KELLY FISHER OPEN HEART SURGERY by Ted Lerner WPA Press Officer Multiple world champion and current WPA World number 2 ranked player Kelly Fisher of Great Britain has announced that she will be undergoing open heart surgery on July 22nd. The West Yorkshire native said that she was diagnosed with a large hole in her heart several months ago. After the surgery, Fisher is expected to have a three month recovery period. She said she is hoping to be fit and ready to compete in the 2014 Women’s World 9-ball Championship, which will take place in Guilin, China in October. Fisher has been one of pool’s leading lights over the last ten years, winning every major women’s event on the calendar. After a stellar five year career in snooker beginning in 1998, in which she won the World Snooker Championship four times, she turned to American pool in 2004. In 2010 she began to dominate the women’s game and rose to be the top ranked player in the world. She won her first world title by grabbing 2010 World 10-ball championship in Manila. In 2012 Fisher then captured the Women’s World 9-ball Championship in Shenyang, China. That same year she steam rolled the competition on her way to winning the China Open in Shanghai. In 2013 Fisher won the long running Amway Cup in Taipei. Because of the surgery, Fisher will be forced to miss the WPA World Team Championship, which will be held in Beijing beginning on July 28th. Fisher’s replacement on the United Kingdom team has yet to be announced. The World Pool-Billiard Association, as well as the entire pool community worldwide, wish Kelly Fisher a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Her mammoth fighting spirit will surely carry her through this trying time and soon bring her back to the world’s biggest pool arenas better and stronger than ever.

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Previously known as the Maryland 14.1, we have changed the name to AMERICAN 14.1 STRAIGHT POOL CHAMPIONSHIP. Check our website . . . www.americanstraightpool.com This year’s tournament will be held at Diamond Billiards, Midlothian, VA. (outside of Richmond). The dates are Sept 12-13-14. Fri-Sat-Sun. This is the weekend before Turning Stone, Verona, NY. Friday night at 6 PM is the players meeting and two opening rounds. Sat. Round Robin continues. Top 24 (3 from each flight) advance to Sunday single elimination. Entry fee is only $300 and we are paying 24 spots (of 40). All 24 who get to Sunday cash in. The minimum payout Sunday is $300. Fri-Sat., is 40 player round robin, 8 flights of 5; everyone plays 4 matches to 100 points. The top 3 in each flight cash and advance to Sunday single elimination. Total prize fund is $25,000. Come to Diamond Billiards - 13184 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 804.794.8787 and watch all the action from the tournament floor.

Aramith Sponsors Tour

It is with great pleasure that the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour can announce Aramith Pool Balls as a new product sponsor for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Aramith has long been the world's number one manufacturer of all types of billiard balls. They are used in nearly all professional events including all of our Turning Stone Classic 9-Ball Open tournaments. Our Turning Stone Classic XXII will feature their new Super Pro Tournament balls and the Super Aramith Pro Cup (Dotted) Cue Ball. Combined with Simonis, "the cloth of champions" and Aramith's new owner, better playing conditions would be impossible to achieve. Mike Zuglan, owner and operator of the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour said, "Aramith pool balls have been the industry standard for decades because they are the most consistent and longest-lasting pool balls available anywhere." These quality and affordable balls are used in all of our host rooms for their normal daily operations as well as our events. I am proud of our new association with Aramith, and equally as proud to be associated with all of our generous sponsors.

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WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS

If you have any changes to your weekly pool tournaments EMAIL: us at Pool@OnTheBreakNews.com DATE CITY Mondays Astoria, NY Brookhaven, MS Warren, MI Warren, MI Dayton, OH Hilliard, OH Akron, OH Tuesdays Edison, NJ Fairfield, OH Bowling Green, KY Columbus, OH Wednesdays Tallahassee, FL Astoria, NY Monroe, MI Livonia, MI Livonia, MI Dayton, OH Columbus, OH Thursdays Edison, NJ Williamsville, NY Mooresville, NC Levittown, NY Bowling Green, KY Lansing, MI Warren, MI Vernon, IN Columbus, OH Columbus, OH Columbus, OH Springboro, OH Fridays Greensboro, NC Syracuse, NY Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids, MI Adrian, MI Columbus, OH Wheeling, WV Saturdays Hollywood, FL Greensboro, NC Mooresville, NC Port Clinton, OH Leitchfield, KY Holland, MI Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids, MI Battle Creek, MI Battle Creek, MI Columbus, OH Reynoldburg, OH Wheeling, WV Sundays Edison, NJ Edison, NJ Mooresville, NC Jackson, MS Jackson, MS Orlando, FL Syracuse, NY Portage, MI Livonia, MI Vernon, IN Columbus, OH Dayton, OH Columbus, OH Fairfield, OH Mansfield, OH Springboro, OH

LOCATION Steinway Billiards Brookhaven Billiards Ultimate Sports Bar Hall of Fame Airway Bankshots Crown Billiards Sandcastle Billiards Michael’s Cue Time Sportsmen’s Zingales Steinway Billiards Cones & Cues Snookers The Rack Airway Player’s Sandcastle Billiards Bison Billiards 150 n Out Billiards Leisure Time Billiards & Cafe Cue Time Coaches Ultimate Sports Bar Phat Guy Birds 8 Ball Sports Bar Player’s Sportsmen’s Whiskey Barrel Gate City Billiards Club Premium Billiards The Break Room The Break Room Good Times 8 Ball Sports Bar Corner Pocket Billiards Lucky 7 Billiards Gate City Billiards Club 150 n Out Billiards Rack Attack Billiard Cafe Scooters on Main St Guppies The Break Room The Break Room Brickyard Brickyard 8 Ball Sports Bar Scotty’s Corner Pocket Billiards Sandcastle Billiards Sandcastle Billiards 150 n Out Billiards Rack Rack Clicks Billiards Premium Billiards Play Time Snookers Phat Guy Birds 8 Ball Sports Bar Airway Cushions Michael’s Sundown Whiskey Barrel

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MVP Sports Bar

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Raleigh, NC

Buck’s Billiards

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Somerdale, NJ

Fat Albert’s

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Trevose, PA

Fusco’s The Spot

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Wheeling, WV

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Wheeling, WV

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Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

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$500 Guar

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Auburn, ME

Legends Sports Bar

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$75/$45

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Warrington, PA

Warrington Billiards

215-491-0615

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Villa Rica, GA

Stix

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9-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$500

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Aug 31

Villa Rica, GA

Stix

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8-Ball

$30 incl g.f.

$500

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Sep 6

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35 (incl g.f.) $250

Noon

Sep 5

S Haven, MS

The Rec

662-342-0230

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Sep 5-7

S Haven, MS

The Rec

662-342-0230

Open 10-Ball

$55

$1,500

6PM

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Bayside, NY

Cue Bar

718-631-2646

Open/Pro - ABCD

$50 to $100

$1,000

10:30AM

Sep 7

Frazer, PA

Mainline Billiards

610-647-8805

9-Ball A-B-C-D-F

$60

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Midlothian, VA

Diamond Billiards

804-794-8787

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$300M/$225W

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Latham, NY

Diamond 8

518-786-8048

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$10

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Tallahassee, FL

Zingales Billiards

850-224-8644

Southeastern 9-Ball Open

$65

$3,000 w/75

9AM

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Sep 13-14

Greensboro, NC

Gate City Billiards

336-856-8800

Women 9-Ball

$35

$500

11AM

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Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

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$50 to $100

$1,000

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Bethlehem, PA

Seidersville

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Phoenixville, PA

Classic Billiards

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Lindenhurst, NY

Mr Cue Billiards

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Open/Pro - ABCD

$50 to $100

$1,000

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Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

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8-Ball Bar Box

$35 (incl g.f.) $250

Noon

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Lincoln City, OR

Chinook Winds Casino

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10-Ball-Men’s Divison

$100+$25+$30 $10,000

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Lincoln City, OR

Chinook Winds Casino

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