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Darren Appleton

is the 74th World Tournament of 14.1 Champion

New York City, NY- England’s Darren Appleton capped off an amazing week of pool action by finishing off strong to capture his first ever World 14.1 title ! Appleton had lost in the finals last year, but sweetly rectified that with a resounding victory over America’s #1 ranked Shane Van Boening. The Andy Cloth 74th World Tournament of 14.1 6 days of grueling pool stamina battles ended with spectacular performances by the world’s greatest professionals. The ANDY CLOTH World Tournament took place on August 4th-9th, 2014. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak were pleased to bring the 74th production of the oldest billiard event in the world . Also sponsored by Andy Cloth, Kamui Brands, OB Cues, Amsterdam Billiard Club, Realrealcool.com, Pool & Billiard Magazine , Aramith Balls, and George Beckman Kinetic Sculptures. Official patron 14.1 aficionados are Stu Mattana, Tom Gleich, Harold Siegel, Dr. Greg Diehl Plastic Surgery, and Official World 14.1 photographer Charles Eames. A star studded field has made it back once again to the 14.1 extravaganza taking place at Steinway Billiards Cafe, who is once more hosting the world’s greatest straight pool championship. Notably this year’s event was particularly tough in the field of champions as former World 14.1 winners Thorsten Hohmann, John Schmidt, and Stephan Cohen all failed to qualify the top 16 final bracket! The first semi-finals pitted Great Britain against Russia. Evgeny Stalev took the lead early and looked as if his smooth, super offensive style would lead him into the finals. Stalev had played some stellar 14.1 throughout the event, and Appleton had had medicore performances including a dogfest the night before against Mike Dechaine (USA). Down by 70 points, Appleton turned up the juice and made a run. Though Stalev kept the lead for the first half of the match, Appleton took over and never looked back with an eventual 200-145 win. The next semi-finals was a battle of the Americans. Max Eberle of Las Vegas and Shane Van Boening of South Dakota were fighting to see who would have the right to play for the USA in the championship

The final shot of the 74th World 14.1. Appleton ran a 131 & out to claim a resounding 200-27 blow-out of Van Boening in the finals.

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finals. At first, experience seemed to play in favor of Shane as Max botched many chances early on and Van Boening stretched to a 100+ ball lead. When Eberle had a chance again, he was down 40 to 147. And then he came back to life. Starting with a very tough shot, he went on to run 121 balls and take the lead. To date, Eberle’s highest run in competition. SVB eventually got back to the table, but was visibly shaken a bit in his game as he faltered, but Eberle had also used up alot of energy and they both traded safeties for several innings. Needing only 22 balls to make his first major championship finals, Eberle got another key opportunity and was faced with a good break shot into the side pocket. Unfortunately, he made the ball and busted the rack but scratched. Van Boening took the gift and scraped by to a 200-178 win. “I felt and looked like I was buried. Was so easy to just give up and say I had a good tournament. But seeing Jim Rempe at the 14.1 Hall of Fame Banquer really inspired me. In the video, Nick Varner was congratulating Rempe and said Jim never gave up till the last ball. That was in my head. So I fought back and made the biggest high run of my World 14.1 experiences and made it into a real match”, said Eberle after the semi-finals ended. Last year Appleton had made the error of over practicing before the final day matches, on top of a long 2 hour drive. This year he swore off practice and came into the finals fresh. In contrast, the war with Eberle may have drained Van Boening some as he missed his first chance to strike blood. We will never really know because, once again, Appleton put in a incredible performance. He Started off with a 69 ball run, and then finished with a 131 & out completing the entire championship match in 3 innings!

Charlie Williams (Executive Producer), Cindy Lee (CEO Dragon Promotions), Van Boening (2nd), Appleton (1st), Eberle (3rd), Stalev (3rd) , Manny Stamatikis (host) & John Leyman (Director) “Not much I could do there”, Van Boening said softly as he shrugged his shoulders. “ Darren played great and deserves it.” “I really didn’t prepare as much this year for the tournament because been working on my new house and got my wedding this weekend. So I didn’t really expect to win at all. I really struggled in the early parts of the tournament including last night in the quarterfinals against Dechaine. But today I felt really good”, said Appleton after the finals. “This World 14.1 is one of my favorite tournaments. The win comes at a great time because all my family is coming into town and I can share this with them.”

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Warren Kiamco

Becomes the 2014 Steinway Classic Champion Story & Photo by Alison Fischer / NYC Grind

Following its two full days of competition on August 2-3, the Steinway Classic celebrated a new champion…one of the top touring players out of the Philippines, Warren Kiamco. Kiamco secured his spot at the top following an undefeated tournament performance at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY. In the first round of the event, streamed live, Kiamco was matched up against his eventual opponent in the final, Dennis Hatch. Kiamco threw down a 9-4 score over Hatch, and went on to tear through the bracket with wins against John Morra (9-7), Jeremy Sossei (9-6) Tom D’Alfonso (9-6), Evgeny Stalev (9-2), and Shaun Wilkie (9-6) to earn a spot in the finals. Warren Kiamco in the hot seat match vs Shaun Wilkie. (Photo: Alison Fischer) After his opening loss to Kiamco, it was then time for “The Hatchetman” to grind, as he went on to beat Thomas Rice (9-2), Phil Davis (9-2) Travis McKinney (9-5), and Chris Derewonski (9-4) to make it to the second day. In the 12:00pm noon round on day two, Hatch eliminated Jonathan Smith (9-4), and continued on his tear to defeat Mika Immonen (9-7), Mike Dechaine (9-3), and Evgeny Stalev (9-4), which put him into the quarterfinal. Dennis Hatch breaking vs Russian champion Evgeny Stalev. (Photo: Claude Gregoire) There were a number of other top names looking to make their way through the bracket, including many who traveled long distances to compete at Steinway. Round by round, they were whittled away, including house pro Earl Strickland, who lost out to Toronto young gun John Morra (9-3) and one of the top players out of Connecticut, Tom D’Alfonso, who lost to Mike Davis (9-5).

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Davis would continue his success in the following round, with a 9-5 win over Morra, but after a back-andforth battle in his next match against New York’s Jorge Rodriguez, he was eliminated with a 9-8 score. Next up for Rodriguez would be his quarterfinal match, where he would collide with Dennis Hatch. Hatch was in steamrolling mode, and he came out of the gate hot…which eventually landed him a 9-5 final score. In the semifinal, Hatch would be met by the player who lost to Warren Kiamco in the ‘host seat’ match; Shaun Wilkie. This match stayed close through the bulk of their meeting. But, when things were tied at 6-6, Wilkie got out of line on the seven, and gave over the rack to Hatch. From this point on, Hatch would rule the table, and take a 9-6 win. A day and a half after their initial meeting, it was Hatch and Kiamco again in the final. Hatch got out a 5-2 lead in this race to 14 match…but it wasn’t long before Kiamco had it tied up 5-5. From that point on, they kept the score in line, alternating racks. While Hatch stayed on-point for the most part, his break was a struggle, which allowed Kiamco to keep right on his heels. At 10-10, Hatch took the lead to get within two, at 1110…but his next break left him a tough shot at the one, and after missing it, Kiamco ran out to tie 11-11. Kiamco then scored the next two racks to finalize his undefeated win, 13-11. The players completed a long weekend of battles, while host Steinway Billiards and its staff were hard at work to provide hospitality. Credit goes out to the Tony Robles, Gail Robles, and director William Finnegan of the Predator Tour for putting on the event. NYC Grind would like to thank all of the fans who followed the event both in-person at Steinway and online through the live stream co-produced by AZBtv, NYC Grind, and the Predator Pro/Am Tour.

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Chris Mitchell

continues his roll with 2 final Splits! Corner Pocket Billiards N Cafe In Wheeling WV held a dual event on August 16th. An Open 8-Ball $500 added and a US Open Qualifier. The Open 8Ball had 5 past winners and 6 states represented with some great hill/hill matches. Players participating where Dean Hughes, Michael Watkins, Larry Richards, Chris Mitchell, Mario Herevia, Willie Sanchez, Carla Cipriani, Renee Edwards, Babe Hanna, Rod Mahaffey, Todd Beal, Jr Guthrie, Ed Brooks, Jerry Endsley, Mike Traxler, Curtis Walker, Dave Rector, Jerry Hager, Steve Kolek, Jim Alberta, Cory Schrecengost, Dan Madden, Mike Stegmyer, Nick Brucato, Zack Edwards, Scooter Martin, Jay Brotherton, Dan Trogdon, Mike Baus, Mark Conway, Chuck Tuttle, Norm Payne, Ken Atkinson, Zach Chaney, Matt Burdette, Jason Shepherd, Tim Hudson, Greg Reeder, Mike Cumberledge, Tom Purich, Bobby Hibbitts, Virgil Watkins, Don Conway. Hibbits and Mitchell battled through the brackets to meet in the semi final match to see both run out every time they got to the table. Hibbitts prevailed to advance to the king seat match with larry richards who was playing great and beat defending champion 8ball Mike Cumberledge hill/hill. Hibbitts then prevailed over Larry to sit and wait. Mitchell went on a tear in his remaining matches to meet Bobby in the finals to only split the winnings. 13 Players showed up for the US Open Qualifer! Chris Mitchell, Chad Spano, Travis Keadle, Jason Shepherd, Tom helmsetter, Jay Brotherton, Nick Brucato, Bert Hamilton, babe hanna, bobby hibbitts, dan madden, mario herevia, and scooter martin. Dan Madden and Chris Mitchell where just flyer through players till they met in the king seat match. It was back and forth as each player had their run outs and each mistake the other player took advantage of it...Chris Advanced 11-9 in the end. Due to time issues and Chris having to get back home to work, he had to forfeit his chance at the Open and then the 3rd Place match became the final. 2 surprising players where Bert Hamilton and Mario herevia who both disposed of favorites in the tournament beside Chris and Dan. Mario Prevailed over bert to meet dan and after a back and forth battle Dan prevailed to get his seat into the US OPEN in OCT. Corner Pocket Billiards N Cafe will hold their next monthly OPEN on Set 20th and it will be a $35 entry $500 added 8Ball event.

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Dennis “Spears” It 3 Years in a Row

By Ed Liddawi Edison, NJ – For their third consecutive year, Sandcastle Billiards hosted a qualifier event for the World Tournament of 14.1 Continuous Straight Pool. Only one slot remained available in the 16 man double-elimination qualifier tournament. The top 2 finishers were to be awarded a seat in the prestigious main event being held this year in New York from August 4th.A very talented and bloodthirsty field came out from various neighboring states to compete on this 12th with players by Noon time as they began practicing till the first round was called at 1pm. The pills had been drawn at random and the first round matchups were as follows; Holden Chin vs. Sean Leinen Sean “Alaska” Morgan vs. Gene Ok Gerard Soriano vs. Flaco Rodriguez Don Montalvo vs. Robert Madenjian Dominic Noe vs. Jeff Crawford Jim Heller vs. Eddie Culhane Geovani Hosang vs. Dennis Spears Although any one of these competitors were very capable of winning this event, only two of these cue proficient warriors would be awarded the honors to advance and compete in the 74th World Tournament of Straight Pool. The first to receive those honors by ripping through the field undefeated for the 3rd in a row was Sandcastle’s very own house player, Dennis Spears aka “Spider”. With victories over NJ local player, Geovani Hosang 100-19, then 100-32 over Eddie Culhane also from NJ, then a close one over a very impressive Dominic Noe 100-87 and finally over World Tournament veteran and solid player Bob Madenjian 100-39, Spears once again defended his home turf and rightfully claimed the 1st spot. The other valiant contender took a very scenic route with a first round loss. After getting sent to the one-loss side of the charts by Dominic Noe, Jeff Crawford originally from Elkhart, Indiana and currently residing in Parkesberg, Pennsylvania clawed his way through a gauntlet of skillful and commendable opponents. Crawford’s first round loss to Noe was followed by a 2nd battle began. First taking down the fierce Sean “Alaska” Morgan of NY with a score of 100-60, then Sandcastle’s own Gerard Soriano 100-41, he went on to defeat Raxx Pool Room owner, Holden Chin 100-45, then the well revered NY player, Flaco Rodriguez 100-34 and finally being victorious over the unyielding Bob Madenjian, Crawford claimed the 2nd year slot into the main event. Special recognition goes out to Sean Morgan and Holden Chin as they had a nail biting final score of 100-95 in their match. Congrats to Michael Franzyshen, Sandcastle In- House 14.1 handicapped league 3 –Time Champion for stepping up to the big leagues and also squeaking out a 100-95 victory over Sean Leinen. Acknowledge Gerard Soriano, long overdue for getting his feet wet. It’s not the last time you’ll see his name for sure. Thank you Sean Leinen and Bob Madenjian for making those long trips out to compete once again, Don Montalvo for doing what it took to make it possible to come out, Geovani Hosang and Jim Heller for your continued support and improved games as you entered the battlegrounds, the well respected Flaco Rodriguez, always a pleasure to have, Gene Ok and Dominic Noe, such a pleasure meeting you. I hope to see you all at the main event. Sandcastle Billiards would like to thank all those who came out to compete this year and all of its loyal regular patrons that continue to work to improve their game and share the same passion for the game enjoying the beauty of its complexity, poetry, high demand for focus and freedom of individual expression and style of play. “We’re not here just to make a dollar- we’re here to make a difference!” Good luck and play well.

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On The Road with ... C J Wiley GAME OF 4000 SHOTS

http://www.cjwiley.com He hustled pool for a while and made a living, then turned pro and made a killing. Clearly, Dallas’ CJ Wiley is on the ball. By Michael P. Geffner DVD LIST:

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I understand the game of 4000 shots, believe me, when I came back from not playing for several years I tried that game. It was a blessing in disguise because the game was so difficult that I worked fanatically on my fundamentals and as a result they’re better than before. When I came out of retirement, my first tournament was the US OPEN and even though I finished 9th (with wins over Earl Stickland and several top professionals), the game was still not “natural” and I think I was trying to play the “4000 shot game” and it made me not want to play....so I lost interest and did the nightclub business for another couple of years.

I just couldn’t get myself to do it every time (some of you already know that feeling). Then one day it “clicked” and I understood that the Touch Of Inside was indeed a system of play. Not the “4000 ball system,” but a system where I could play a consistent shot speed, shot angle, and cue ball target and it would align perfectly to the geometry of the pool table.

The Touch of Inside changed the Game for me

This time I got this burning desire to play again, and to figure out once and for all what the heck I used to do that seperated me and gave me the confidence to play Efren, Earl, Johnny, Sigel, Varner, Mizerak, Rempe, etc and actually come out on top (even though they all did certain things better than I did). I knew when I was playing my best I thought of two things: Touch Of Inside and Accelerate!!! This seemed like it was too easy and I had been doing this, however,

Not just because the table was two perfect squares and a rectangle, and many triangles.....the reason TOI works is because of the perfection of the cue ball and object balls. It works because of the spheres and when you cue the ball to the inside it opens up the Game and it starts to tell me the shot, not “one” of the 4000, just one shot, the TOI shot. The Touch of Inside changed the Game for me - I don’t have to think anymore because the table tells me the TOI Shot and I don’t have 4000 choices. I used to think more choices were better, now I know that it’s more important to have “better choices,” not “more choices.”

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MECHANICAL PLAYERS vs. FEEL PLAYERS

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There are some players who play very consciously. They think about many many details of stroke, form, alignment, aim, etc. They have elaborate pre-shot routines to help ensure their consistency. They are aware of a lot of body sensations. They use whatever physics grasp they have of the game to help them plan and execute their shots. They try to do everything on purpose. I call these Mechanical Players (MP’s). I’m somewhere on this end of the spectrum. The Feel Players (FP’s) are the opposite. They trust their body to do the right thing. They are not conscious of how they do what they do, and may not even be interested in knowing much about how things work or why. They appear to be looser and more fluid. Lots of really excellent players are in this category, and many pros. They get it done, but it looks easier when they do it. To generalize, I’d say the MP’s are probably held back by carefulness and too much “doing”, while the FP’s are held back by carelessness and too little knowledge. Ah, the middle road! As an MP, I’ve spent a lot of time and effort studying the FP Way. Those brief, shining moments when I’m really in the zone are much more FP than my usual game. I see this as a continuum. While you can become very good at either end, you need some of the good stuff from the other end to balance you out and really raise your game. MP’s that somehow break through and “give up” control of the details and trust their bodies to deliver, can rise to another level. My take on this process (MP’s can’t help but think this way) is that it

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comes down to INTENT. When you can develop real clarity of intent, trust that intent, and leave doubt and mind chatter behind, the zone opens. There is a martial arts maxim that says “To defeat the sword, you must first master the sword.” This appeals to MP’s, because we’re happy to spend our time exploring all the details of the weapon, the proper footwork, balance, joint function, and on and on. But what it means at a deeper level is “Master the sword, and then give up your attachment to the details. Integrate the knowledge and then, when it’s time to execute, put your energy into your intent.” In pool talk, that’s “Shut up and bear down.” At a practical, day-to-day training level, what I do is follow the Mechanical Way in the never-ending quest to perfect my form and fill in gaps in my knowledge. In a way, this is like practicing the shots you’re already good at. Even though I know better, I indulge myself in mechanical stuff for a while, because this is my comfort zone, my fun. I know what I have to do to really get better, though, so I make forays into the Feel World. The best method I’ve found for this is to focus exclusively on the intended RESULT and shoot without hesitation – faster rhythm. It works, but my MP side doesn’t trust it. ;o) I think most MP’s envy the FP’s ease, confidence, and fluidity, but are afraid to give up their mechanicalness and “trust the force.” Meanwhile, FP’s secretly wish they knew more and had mechanical systems and procedures they could rely on, but they don’t want to be mechanical, and they try to convince themselves they don’t really need all that technical knowledge: “Hey, the ball goes in the hole, don’t it?” Let’s leave our comfort zones once in a while and learn from both extremes.

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TABLE TALK

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FUNDAMENTALS: REDUX BACK TO THE BASICS

Michael K Glass

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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Last year, we went over fundamentals. I shared some videos showing that even pros forget about the fundamentals and make mistakes. I have decided to revisit fundamentals again, because that is exactly what you should do from time to time: revisit your fundamentals! So, you’ve been practicing regularly, right? You have been shooting fairly well, but on some nights, you just can’t seem to string together any significant runs. Maybe your cut shots keep missing to the right, or you can’t seem to make long, straight in shots. You feel like you have the yips, and it’s extremely frustrating. You might even spend an hour after your matches shooting straight shots until you get it right. Right? I’m going to tell you something that I tell all of my students, and something that I have to constantly remind myself: If you are having a problem with any part of your game, the first think you should do is a Fundamental Checkup. And to do that, all you have to remember is “BAGS.” BAGS: Bridge, Alignment, Grip, and Stance. Ok, yes, some will tell you that “stroke” is also an important fundamental, but I like to include that as part of the alignment and grip… and because it ruins the acronym. Let’s just say that the S stands for Stance and Stroke. I’m not going to rehash the basics… the fact is, if you have been playing for any amount of time, you know them by now. If you don’t, be sure to check out my articles in the July and August 2013 issues of this magazine. When going through these fundamentals, however, make sure you are asking yourself the proper questions. Bridge: Is it stable? For a closed bridge, are their gaps between your fingers and stick? Are you having trouble stroking smoothly? Alignment: Is your back arm vertical at the

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moment of contact, or are you holding the stick too far back/forward? Is your elbow “chicken-winging?” Are your eyes directly over the shot? When you stroke, is your stick moving to the side, or staying in a straight line? Grip: Are you holding the butt of your stick too tightly? Or are you holding it too gingerly? Is there a gap between your wrap and your fingers? Is your wrist locked and in line? Stance: This one is a big variable. Many people have many different stances. The important thing here is comfort. My main concern here is two things: Can you lift your bridge hand off the table without moving the rest of your body? And, if I try to push you over, can you easily resist? I recommend that you occasionally take a video of yourself shooting some basic shots. Take one from behind you, focusing on your back arm alignment. Take another from the front, and one from the side. You can use a tripod, but it might help to have a friend take them for you. For each video, take 5 shots. Shoot some softly, some medium speed, and some hard. You want to see how you handle all of the fundamentals in different situations. Is your elbow dropping? Are you gripping your stick tighter on harder shots? Are you following through? When you are done with a match, and you feel the need to take some practice shots, keep your fundamentals in mind. Have a knowledgeable friend watch you and give you some feedback, after you tell her what to look for (the video will really help here). Keep focusing on those fundamentals, and you might just elevate your game to higher and higher levels! Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@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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In some recent columns I described some cue ball positioning drills where you have a specific point where you want to leave the cue ball after making a shot. If you tried those drills you surely learned that an exact spot is not always a reasonable goal, especially if you don’t start with the cue ball in the ideal place, such as with ball in hand. Often when planning a run past one shot, you will be thinking about an area to place the cue ball for each shot and then linking the areas with particular kinds of position plays. The cut angle on the current shot will usually determine what kind of position you can play -- a small cut angle or even zero is needed for a stop shot or one with minimum movement and a larger cut angle is useful for moving the cue ball sideways. That angle will define the area of good position for a shot, so often you can think of triangles of successive position areas to get through a run. An example is the “Standard shape” triangle for a shot on the 1 ball. If you place the cue ball anywhere in that triangle, you will have a good chance to make the 1. When playing position on the 1 ball, the triangle is your general goal. If you are good with thinner cuts, you may widen the triangle to include A. If you don’t like rail shots, you may want to move the edge away from B, and if you don’t like long shots, you may can move the point in from C. Whatever your personal adjustments are, the result will still end up looking something like a triangle. There is still a best position within that triangle that you can hope to achieve from the previous shot, and this is often where you would place the cue ball if you had ball-in-hand. In the diagram the cue ball is shown in a possible ideal spot depending on where you want to take it for the next shot, such as for the 2 ball. Also shown is a triangle marked “Short-side shape.” Sometimes you have to play for such a small area but clearly it’s much harder to land the cue ball inside 10% of the area of the larger shape zone. For the shot on the 2 ball, two triangles are identified. The “Hold it” zone comprises small cut angles which result in relatively little cue ball motion to the side for a given speed. This is the zone you want to be in for the 2 ball if you plan to play short-side shape on the 3 ball somewhere around “S”. On the other hand, if you want to play to the standard region for the 3, you want to leave the cue ball in the region marked “Move it” so the cue ball will have more bounce off the cushion to get to X for the 3 or maybe to Y for the 4. So, if you were playing to the Hold it zone from the 1 ball, you could just roll the 1 in with no side

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spin and the cue ball would go straight into and along the zone. With a little draw or right spin, you could bounce off the rail towards the Move it zone. Another way to play that shot uses the idea of moving the cue ball along the position line you want so speed control is not so critical. For that, you could draw with right spin off the 1 ball to point B and then go directly towards the 2 ball. That’s sure to give a good angle to move the cue ball. The next time you’re planning a runout of three or more balls, start picturing the successive zones for the cue ball. For each shot you take, be sure to pick out a best spot within that zone that you want to try for.

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“OFF THE STACK YEDNAK!”

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.

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Earlier this year, the Rio Hotel and Casino played host to the 2014 BCA Pool League National 8-Ball Championships. After claiming “Player of the Year” honors from my local league I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete against the best BCA players in the nation. The format was double elimination, race to 6. I started out strong, defeating several solid players by

table while my opponent only has one or two of his balls remaining). In fact, I didn’t want to begin running any of my balls until the time was right. Removing balls from the table before you are prohibitive favorite to run out generally lowers your success rate. This is because every time you remove a ball from the table you are removing future shot options and potential blockers,

significant margins. As the tournament progressed, match play got tougher and tougher. After defeating former APA National 8-Ball Champion, Terry Young and a seasoned player by the name of Shaun Murphy, I found myself pitted against arguably one of the best straight pool players in the world. My opponent was New York City’s Michael Yednak. In recent months, Yednak had defeated Earl Strickland. I knew that Michael was an extremely knowledgeable player, and I also knew that I was going to have my hands full in our upcoming match. During the first few games we found ourselves in a nip and tuck safety battle. The match seesawed back and forth and I was beginning to feel as though though I had a legitimate chance to win the match. Near the end of our session, I was trailing by one game when I decided to play a safety leaving Michael the shot shown below. Generally, I try to out manage my opponents and this game was textbook example of what I usually do when I am in control (having several of my balls left on the

which could be used for safety play. Michael was clearly snookered behind my one and five and as I walked away from the table I was confident that I was in complete control of the game. In fact, Yednak knew that he was locked up tight. His only shot was to kick at his 15 and play it off my three into the opposite corner pocket. As Michael surveyed the table it became clear to him that he only had one viable option. “Off the stack and into the corner pocket,” he said. At that point, my thoughts were “What is this, maybe a one out of 50 make?” Michael got into his stance took several slow warm up strokes. He then kicked at the 15 with left spin and lots of speed. Not only was I amazed that he recognized the shot, but I was more amazed with his precise execution. Not only did Michael pocket the 15 ball, but he also hit the shot in such a way that the cue ball landed in perfect position to pocket the 8-ball for the win. “I am a straight pool player,” Michael said as he pocketed the ball. My reply was, “I don’t care if you are. I will leave you there all day long. I really like my chances from there!” “I agree! You are right,” Michael laughed, knowing he was fortunate to win the game. The lesson here is to never be afraid to shoot at something low percentage when you are a big underdog. Sometimes shooting at a 1 or 2 percent make may be better odds than trying to out manage your opponent. Remember to be creative and look for ways to win. Many times it may be almost impossible to win a safety battle when you have only one ball remaining and your opponent has several. Always try to give yourself the best opportunity to win and over the course of time you will win some games even when things appear to be hopeless.

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Woodward defeats Van Boening.....TWICE

BY: DON AKERLOW Sky Woodward is a young 21 year old pool player from Kentucky who has been on fire lately on the tournament circuit. His latest win was for $20,000 at the Smokin’ Aces Bar Box Open in Poplar Bluff, MO August 15-17, 2014. This tournament was a new concept from Mikey McKuin, owner of Smokin’ Aces.

to play safe or shoot the shot, I just go for it. I don’t really get negative during a match and I mainly just play my game.” I asked Sky who his toughest match was and he said Warren Kiamco who earlier in August won at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY just outside of New York City.

The format is simple; a doubleelimination 9-Ball tournament with a race to 21, winner break and each player (16 player field) paid a $2,000 entry fee, bringing the pot to $32,000 and the house added $2,000. Twentyfive percent of the field was paid. 1st $20,000, 2nd $7,000, 3rd $5,000 and 4th $2,000.

At one point during the finals at Smokin’ Aces, Sky was down to SVB 15-9 and 16-12 and I was curious about what he was thinking. “I was thinking all I need is one shot to get back in the WARREN KIAMCO, SKY WOODWARD, COREY DEUEL, SHANE VAN BOENING match. If I don’t get a shot it would probably go to a second set and I’ll 18. According to Sky, Shane was gracious in defeat and probably be in trouble,” was his answer. The match told him that he played good. A great compliment The field was full of well known names of pro and semi never got that far. After being tied at 18, Sky ran out from the player that he admires the most. pro pool players from around the country like Shane the next rack to 19-18. Then SVB missed a break out Van Boening, Corey Deuel, Warren Kiamco, Rob Saez, on the 6 and played safe, so Sky cut it in and finished I also took the opportunity to talk to Sky’s greatest John Morra, Chad Vilmont, Justin Bergman and more. that rack. And finally Sky finished off the tournament supporter, his Mom, Deborah Woodward. She said Live streaming feature matches with a pay-per-view all by a break and run on the last rack 21-18. that she always knew that he was talented in sports. weekend by Ray (Big Truck) Hansen at PoolActionTV. He started playing pool at the age of 10 and was com After attending one year of college Sky told his mother, competing at age 12. Before anyone showed him “I don’t know what I want to go to college for. I feel how to shoot he knew how to hold the cue. He was I spoke to Sky while on his way to the next like I am wasting my time right now because all I really a natural, taught by his Dad who showed him how tournament at the Carom Room in Beloit, Wisconsin. want to do is play pool. I just feel like I need to go out to play. Sky was talented at every sport he competed I asked him how it felt to beat arguably the best player on the road for a while and see what I can do.” And in. Besides pool, Sky played basketball, baseball and in the world, Shane Van Boening. His response was that is exactly what she told him to do. Like any Mom, golf but pool was the sport that totally captured his simple, “It felt awesome!” she hates to see him go on the road to a tournament competitive drive. and is so excited every time he comes back home. She During the tournament Sky faced some stiff worries, but is extremely proud at how well Sky has I have had the opportunity to watch Sky in person opposition with matches against Shane Winters (21done. at several tournaments. The U. S. Bar Table 9), Warren Kiamco (21-19) and Johnathan Pinegar Championships this past February and the Big (21-11) before facing SVB for the first time in the hot And Sky has had quite a year! After his appearance at Dog Billiards tournament in June. He is a quiet, seat match. Sky won that match 21-18 sending Van the U. S. Bar Table Championships where he placed unassuming young man who is very humble. He never Boening to the one loss side. In the finals Sky faced 3rd in the 9-Ball and 5th in the 8-Ball; he won the seems to get rattled and I asked him about his style of Shane and again the outcome was exactly the same 21tournament at Big Tyme Billiards in Spring, Texas play. His response was, “If I can’t figure out whether

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Takes Smokin' Aces Bar Box Open

Sky is very clo Here Sky sh se to his grandfather, who watch ares his win es on the li ning check ve streamin with his gra g. ndfather. near Houston and placed 7th at White Diamond Billiards in Lafayette, LA. After winning the tournament at Big Dog Billiards, Sky headed to Vegas for the BCAPL where he won the 8-Ball Grand Masters Division. And now taking down the Smokin’ Aces Bar Box Open followed by placing 2nd at the Carom Room Tournament, quite a respectable showing for someone so young. After the tournament Sky said “I was so excited. I won the tourney, and beat the best in the world…. twice!” Sky is sponsored by Diveney Cues and Kamui. Next stop on his tournament road trip will be the U. S. Open 9-Ball Championships in October. Mikey McKuin’s sponsors for the Bar Box Open at Smokin Aces were: Junpin’ Jax Cues, Diveney Cues, Mitchell Thomas Custom Cues, Alford Heating & Air, Wes Faries construction, Lemons Coin, FundManny.com and PoolActionTV.com (Ray Hansen) live streaming.

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Press Release Mika Immonen and Jose Parica Inducted Broomfield, Colo., August 6, 2013 The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame proudly celebrates and welcomes two of pool’s most dominate players in 2014. The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that two-time world pool champion Mika Immonen and Jose Parica, the leader of pool’s “Philippine Invasion” in the 1980s, have earned induction into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in the Greatest Players category. Immonen, 42, and Parica, 65, will become the 63rd and 64th members of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. The pair will be inducted during ceremonies on Oct. 17, at the Chesapeake Convention Center in Chesapeake, Va. Immonen, born in London, but raised in Finland, was the European 9-Ball Tour’s No. 1 player at 20. Four years after capturing his first major international title — the 1996 Peace Cup in Taiwan —Immonen settled in New York City. A year later, he won the World Pool Championship in Cardiff, Wales, topping a star-studded 128-player international field and grabbing what was then pool’s richest top prize — $65,000. Immonen was a dominant player throughout the 2000s, winning 10 pro titles in the U.S., including back-to-back U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships crowns (2008, 2009). He added his second world title when he won the 2009 World 10-Ball Championship. Billiards Digest named Immonen “Player of the Decade” in 2010. Immonen has added a handful of major titles since 2010, including the World Cup of Pool doubles crown in 2012. He has also played as a member of Team Europe in the Mosconi Cup 14 times, and was named MVP in 2008. “This is really amazing,” Immonen said, when the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame call interrupted a practice session at Amsterdam Billiard Club in Manhattan. “I’m a little beside myself right now, with goose bumps. After last year (in which Immonen lost to Jeanette Lee in a special Hall of Fame run-off]), I knew I had a chance. But you never really believe it until it’s real.” “When I was younger, I had dreams and goals,” he added. “It’s a timeline, and the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame was on that list. Obviously, that goal takes time. I wasn’t in a big rush to be recognized as an old geezer, but it’s nice to be in the Hall of Fame at 41.” Parica becomes the second player elected to

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the game’s top players well into the 2000s, winning Derby City Classic titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003, including Master of the Table in 2002. “It has been a long time to wait,” said Parica, when told of his election. “For many years, I didn’t think the people from the BCA knew who I was. BILLIARD CONGRESS OF AMERICA I was always asked about my record. I won many 201 4 tournaments in the U.S. They commented HALL OF FAME BANQUET major about my gambling, but what pool player doesn’t Honoring Mika Immonen & Jose Parica gamble? But it is a great honor,” he added. “I’m FRIDAY, OCT. 17 very happy.” 5:00 PM Voting for the 2014 BCA Hall of Fame was AT THE CHESAPEAKE CONVENTION CENTER, CHESAPEAKE, VA conducted by the USBMA Hall of Fame Board, which consists of USBMA members, elected AtLarge members and living members of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Induction in the Greatest Players category is awarded to the player named on the most ballots. A second player is elected if both players are named on more than 70 percent of the ballots. To be eligible for consideration in the Greatest Players category, a MIKA IMMONEN JOSE PARICA player a) must be 40 years old by Jan. 1 of the year “The Iceman” “Amang” of their induction; b) must have a professional playing career of at least 10 years; and c) must have recorded significant achievements in U.S.“The Biggest Night In Pool, Held During based events. The U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships!” Immonen, in his second year of eligibility, was named on 75 precent of the ballots. Germany’s Oliver Ortmann was named on 33 percent of the Official Supporters of the 2014 BCA Hall of Fame Ceremony ballots, and Gerda Hofstatter was named on 27 percent. Belinda Calhoun, Kim Davenport, Mary Kenniston, Jeremy Jones, Rodney Morris and Hall of Fame.) Following a distinguished career in Vivian Villarreal each received votes on less than 25 the Philippines, where he gained a reputation as the percent of the ballots. pool-crazy island’s money-game king, Parica arrived About United States Billiard Media Association in the U.S. He won his first pro tour title in 1986, at Founded in 2007, the United States Billiard the Clyde Childress Open. Media Association (USBMA) is a non-profit After a sabbatical from the game (1992-1996), association dedicated to elevating the visibility and Parica returned to the Camel Pro Billiard Series status of billiards in the media at large. The USBMA with a vengeance, winning a pair of tour titles. His consists of professional print, radio, TV, public consistent play throughout the year also earned him relations and Internet media persons who cover cue the $50,000 Player of the Year (POY) bonus award sports. One of the association’s main functions is to the tour’s top points earner. The points title came electing of billiard media down to the semifinals of the year’s final event, when members to the Billiard Congress of America’s Parica battled Buddy Hall in a match that determined Hall of Fame Board for the purpose of nominating which player would claim the POY award. Parica and electing players and notable figures to the BCA topped Hall, 9-7. Parica continued to rank among Hall of Fame. WPA World 9-Ball Champion World 10-Ball Champion U.S. Open Champion 14-Times Mosconi Cup Team Europe

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Picture 3rd Michael Praseutsy, 4th Briana Miller, Owner Al Tonelli, 1st Jerry Dunne, 1st Shaun Dobson. Mezz ABCD event made its way to Fat Albert Billiards in Sumerdale Nj. On Sunday August 10th. A strong field came out to play players like Jerry Dunn, Shaun Dobson, Briana Miller, Mike Saleh, Mark Horn Sr, Micheal Praseutsy, Carlo Faretto, Rick Miller, Will Bracey, Dana Armstrong and Kelly McDonaldto name a few. few I would like to thank Tom and Kelly owners of Gamblin Clothing for giving the winner of this event and winners of future events Gamblin Clothing apparel. Leading the top half of the bracket is Jerry Dunne with wins over Todd March 7-5, Rick Miller 7-1, Pat Donaghue 7-5 and Mark Horn Sr. 7-4. Leading the bottom have of the bracket was Michael Prseutsy with wins over Lou Katogir 7-6 Mike Saleh 7-5 Mohammed Kazan 7-4, and Shaun Dobson 7-6

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Playing for the hot seat was Jerry Dunne Vs Michael Praseutsy this was a great match that went back and forth with Jerry Dunne winning 7-5 and sending Michael Praseutsy to the one lost side. Waiting for Michael Praseutsy was Shawn Dobson this was a rematch from earlier that day. This too was a great match that went hill hill when it was all saidand done it was Shaun Dobson coming away with the win 7-6. In the finals it was Jerry Dunne Vs Shaun Dobson both players decided to be co-champions I would like to thank all the players that came out to play!!!! I also would like to thank the following sponsors Mezz Cues, Gamblin Clothing Kumi Chalk, QPOD, Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo, John Barton JB Cases, Jab Cues & Thing, Billiard Life USA, and Mike Ricciardella.

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1st place Bench Warmers Johnston, RI William Notorantonio, David O’Donnell Jr., Daniel Lyons, Brandon Warner, Nathan Warner, Robert Barrows, Edgar Weidele

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Bench Warmers from Johnston, R.I., are this year’s champions in the 9-Ball Division. Bench Warmers defeated Unapproved of Camarillo, Calif. The victory was good for a $15,000 payday for the champs. Unapproved took home $7,000 in Runner-up prize money. Bench Warmers advanced to the finals with a victory over Travis Team of Centertown, Mo. Unapproved advanced to the finals with a win over R & S Billiards of Baxley. Ga. Travis Team and R & S Billiards finished tied for 3rd and received $3,500.

1st place: Bison’s Double Jeopardy of Buffalo, NY Sandra Ferraraccio and Mark Hatch

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On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Bison’s Double Jeopardy – Sandra Ferraraccio (SL3) and Mark Hatch (SL7) – of Buffalo, N.Y., were crowned Champions in the Jack & Jill Doubles Championship! They defeated Broadstreet Bullies – Joseph Broadstreet (SL6) and Jane Leduc (SL4) – of Midland, ON in the finals 4-1. Bison’s Double Jeopardy took home $3,500 for their win, while Broadstreet Bullies earned $2,300 for their Runner-Up finish.

You Got Action from Cabot, Ark., are this year’s champions in the Open 8-Ball Division. They defeated Nunos House of Pain of Linden, N.J. The victory earned them a $25,000 payday. Nunos House of Pain took home $15,000 in Runner-up prize money.

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Brian Marshall

undefeated in Tri-State at the Clifton Billiards August 10th - Clifton, NJ Brian’s tournament trail included wins over Vinny Ferri 7 - 6; Ed Crespo 7 - 4; Vincent Morris 7 - 5; Ed Medina 7 - 6 and Tony Ignomirello 7 - 5 for the Hot Seat. Ed Medina made a bid for a tournament win after defeating 3 players on the loss side, including a tough battle with Tony Ignomirello 7 - 6 to reach the Finals. Ed took an early 3 - 0 lead, but Brian tied the match at 4 games apiece. The players traded the lead, but Brian caught a second wind to finish the match 7 - 6. Deserving mention: Mike Strassberg won the Break & Run contest for $750. Thank you to Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Qpod, Kamui Tips, Ron Vitello, Focus Cases by John Batron, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics , and Focus Apparel for their sponsorship leading to this event.

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Tour Staff Aug. 5, 2014 Shore Thing Billiards in Myrtle Beach, SC was the host for the Tiger SMART South Carolina Summer Classic August 2-3, 2014. The event drew ladies from four states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Shore Thing, owned by Brent Hudgins, is a new venue on the tour for 2014, provided open tables, great food, and stellar service. Tiger SMART is looking forward to returning in October for the WPBA South Carolina State 9-Ball Bar Table Championships. The Summer Classic saw three new members getting their feet wet. Stephanie Armstrong, an APA member from the Charlotte area who lost a thrilling hill-hill match for elimination, however, gained that all too critical feedback she will utilize moving forward;

Linda Mills, an APA Division Rep from Augusta finishing a respectable 7th-8th place; and Christy Norris made her return debut to competition as if she hadn’t missed a beat. Mother of three boys in high school each of which will graduate in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively, Mom showed she could still run out and jump balls with the best of them. Christy finished in 3rd place. Congratulations to Cheryl Pritchard who had just returned from BCAPL Referee School in Las Vegas. Cheryl not only completed the course but excelled among her peers and refereed three shifts her first time out at the Nationals. Along with referee duties, banner duties, photography duties, and just helping out wherever and whenever needed, Cheryl finished in 5th-6th. Thank you, Cheryl. Also finishing in 5th-6th was Lisa Cossette, a steady, talented player who lost

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a heartbreaker to Calhoun leading 6-4 in the race to seven. Marianne “Miss Methodical” Merrill, the new APA Division Rep for Charlotte Metro APA, had another solid tournament performance defeating Norris 7-5 early but eventually lost a hill-hill thriller to Kathleen Lawless which sent her to the one loss bracket where she would eventually lose the rematch with Norris 5-7 giving her a second 4th place finish in as many tournaments. The semi-final match up was between Kathleen Lawless, who finished 3rd last month in Augusta, and Whiteville, North Carolina’s own Christy Norris. A close, exciting, very well played match by both players ended in a 7-5 win for Kathleen. The finals would be one race to 9. Earlier in the winner’s bracket final, Kathleen led 6-5 in the race to 7 against Calhoun but just got edged out 6-7. Kathleen won the first game on Belinda’s break. Belinda broke back right away and won the next two games for a 3-1 lead. Kathleen again broke Belinda’s break to move within 1 at 2-3. Lawless scratched on the break in game 6 giving Calhoun the opportunity to go up 4-2. Game 7 Calhoun had to push. Lawless made a nice one-rail, long-rail bank on the one ball and it looked as if she would pull back within one but failed to get out and went down 3, at 2-5. Lawless made a nice out and pulled to 3-5. At that point, it looked like she would close the gap to 1 but missed the out giving Belinda a 6-3 lead at which point Calhoun would put three more games together for a 9-3 win. Tiger SMART would like to thank the entire membership for its support and good sportsmanship and is looking forward to seeing everyone at the next tour stop in Greensboro, NC at Gate City Billiards, September 13-14, 2014. Many thanks to our title sponsor, Tony K. at Tiger Products, Ivan Lee at Simonis/Aramith, Joseph Mueller at Ozone Billiards, and David Hodges at Quick-Clean. You guys are the best. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

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CAROM ROOM 10-BALL CLASSIC Beloit, WI - August 23-24, 2014 Calcutta 1st $5,400 Justin Bergman (pictured left) $20,500 2nd $3,350 Sky Woodward (pictured right) $12,650 3rd $2,070 Corey Deuel $12,650 4th $1,280 Robb Saez $4,840 5/6 $780 Chad Lund, Chad Elston $3,010 7/8 $490 Warren Kiamco, Larry Nevel $1,810 9-12 $290 Stan Tourangeau, Shane Winters $1,200 Chuck Raulston, Shane Van Boening 13-16 $200 Chad Vilmont, Bily Lasee, John Fields, Jesse Bowman

High Pockets - Memphis, TN - July 25-27 10 BALL Calcutta 1st $6,200 Jason Klatt $4,800 2nd $3,900 Justin Bergman $3,600 3rd $2,300 Johnny Archer $2,400 4th $1,500 Justin Hall $1,200

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Miguel LaBoy “Pee Wee”

wins Tri-State at the Gotham City Billiards August 16, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY Miguel’s tournament trail included wins over Collin Kelly 7 - 3; Basdeo Sookhai 7 - 5; Thomas Rice 7 - 5; Lidio Ramierez 7- 1; Junior Sanchez 7 - 4 and Amy Yue Yu 9 - 8 to reach the Hot Seat. While Amy waited for another shot to play Miguel in the Final, Lidio Ramierez made a bid to redeem himself against Miguel. After 3 wins and a loss to Miguel, Lidio won 5 matches to reach his goal. However, due to the late hour 6 A.M., both players called it a night with Miguel taking the brass ring. Special recognition belongs to Amy Yue Yu for her strong 3rd place finish and 14 year old, Sam Hoffman for a solid 4th place. Thank you to Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Qpod, Kamui Tips, Ron Vitello, Focus Cases by John Batron, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics , and Focus Apparel for their sponsorship leading to this event.

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JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILE

NICKNAME: Ricky HOME TOWN: St. Peters BIRTH DATE: 3/23/2001 GRADE: 8th GPA: 3.2 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Lunch POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: ABC Billiards WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Pechauer AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 8 years old LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: Super Billiard Expo champion 2 times Junior Nationals 14 and under 1st place OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: Academic all american award 3 times MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Winning junior nationals SPONSOR(S): Pechauer, Hustlin FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Rap, Soul R/B HOBBIES: Pool, Baseball FAVORITE POOL GAME: 9- ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Earl “The Pearl” Strickland FAVORITE FOOD: Cheeseburger FICTIONAL HERO: Aquaman REAL-WORLD HERO: My Dad FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Birth GOALS (personal and/or career): Be a pro Like us on Facebook

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Press Release Allison Fisher & OB Cues Support BEF August 20, 2014 (Englewood, CO)

If you’re attending this year’s APA National Team Championships, or if you simply live in Las Vegas, you can support the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) this week while challenging legendary “The Dutchess of Doom” Allison Fisher. OB Cues graciously welcomes the Hall-of-Famer these next three days in their booth for challenge matches open to everyone. “The challenge games are $20 per person and 100% of all of the money raised will be donated to the Billiard Education Foundation. Allison will be appearing at the following times: 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday August 19th, Wednesday August 20th and Thursday August 21st,” said Shane Sinnott, Director of Sales & Marketing for OB Cues. The billiard manufacturer is already a quarter of the way to reaching their $2,000 goal for the week. “The BEF truly appreciates and counts on initiatives like this throughout the industry to stay alive. Way to kick off September’s Juniors Pool Month! Huge Thanks & Kudos to OB Cues, Allison Fisher, and all the challengers for your support! We are ever so grateful,” said Samm Diep-Vidal, Executive Director Pictured L to R: David ‘Doc’ Reyes (from OB), Raymond Linares (OB player rep), for the Billiard Education Foundation. Allison Fisher and Shane Sinnott (from OB) For more information on the Third Annual Juniors Pool Month, visit: http://billiardeducation.org/2014-jpm/ Headquartered in Plano, Texas, OB is a leading manufacturer of High Performance Pool Cues and Pool Cue Shafts made 100% in the USA since 2005. For more information on OB Cues or OB shafts or to become an authorized dealer, please visitwww.obcues.com or the OB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ obcues.

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Press Release BEF Launches Junior State Championships August 20, 2014 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) proudly announces its nationwide Junior State Championship program. The long awaited national program is an opportunity for each state to showcase their top young billiard stars. Through junior state championships, these student-athletes earn entry into the BEF Junior Nationals where they have the opportunity to compete for academic scholarships and a chance to represent the U.S. at the annual World Championships. Each state may host up to four junior state championships, one for each of the four age divisions held at junior nationals: 18 & Under Boys, 18 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. There are three ways to get involved! Host, Sponsor, or Compete in a Junior State Championship event. HOSTS: Help grow the future of our sport by hosting a Junior State Championship. Qualify your local young players for the BEF Junior Nationals and reserve your room as the “home of” your state’s Junior State Championship. Hosts always receive a sponsored prize package exceeding the value of their commitment, along with first dibs for the next year. SPONSORS: Sponsors help keep participation costs affordable for the junior players in turn encouraging more participation. Exclusive sponsorship opportunities

are still available for this national opportunity. We are a 501(c)(3) so your contribution is tax deductible as permitted by law. Join the industry’s “smart money” by investing in the future of our sport! JUNIORS: Compete with the best young players in your state. Qualify for next year’s Junior Nationals and World Championships through your state championship! Earn academic scholarships, prizes, and recognition for your talents. For more details on the national BEF Junior State Championship program, visit: BilliardEducation.org/Events/JSC/ Some of the current program sponsors making smart marketing investments and a positive impact on our sport: Aramith, Simonis, PoolDawg.com, and more to come!

Joss NE Tour Turning Stone Classic XXII Mike Zuglan's Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Casino Resort are proud to present our 2013-2014 Season Finale, The $25,000 Added Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open. Turning Stone has once again generously invited us to compete in their beautiful and spacious Event Center which is one of the best arenas in the world. There is not a bad seat in the house and multiple matches can be viewed comfortably from everywhere. Spectator admission has always been free, and the intimate layout allows you to mingle with your favorite players and feel like you are a part of the action as well. Turning Stone Resort & Casino is a full service resort with everything needed for a relaxing, fun filled and enjoyable experience. Check them out at www.turningstone.com For the 22nd time, there will be a FULL field of 128 players competing for the title. The field includes a wide range of talent from the best of the best to those striving to be the best! The complete current list (subject to change) is now available on our site www.joss9balltour.com . There you will also find our upcoming 20142015 season schedule, results and all other pertinent tour information. There is still time for interested Billiard Parlors to schedule an event by contacting me directly. Our Turning Stone Classic XXIII 9-Ball Open is scheduled for January 8-11, 2015. I will begin taking entries for that event at this event in September and not before. I urge you to enter this event early to avoid being shut out. Once again at Turning Stone there will be a "second chance" tournament on Sunday Sept. 21 at 10AM. This is an event for those Non Pro level players (I will decide) eliminated from the main event. The event format will be as follows: $60 Entry Fee - 32 Player Max - same rules as main event - Single Elimination - Races to 4, best 2 of 3 sets, with the deciding set a single game sudden death. This means that if each player wins a race to 4, there will be a lag for the break and a 1 game playoff to determine the match winner. Entries will be taken for this tournament as players are eliminated from the main event and will be treated as first paid - first in until the event is full. The equipment for this world class event will once again be 16 Diamond Pro tables covered with 860 Simonis ("The Cloth Of Champions") tournament blue cloth. For the first time we will be using the new Aramith Tournament balls with Pro

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Cup cue balls. All items are for sale in tournament used condition, and only seriously interested parties are urged to contact Mike Zuglan immediately at 518-356-7163 for info and pricing. Once again, and for the 22nd time, fans coming to Turning Stone for our event will be treated to Free Admission, Free full size collectible posters (while supplies last & can be viewed now at www.joss9balltour.com ), $10 Free Plays to players and fans, and some of the best pool you will ever see. All of this is brought to you courtesy of Turning Stone Resort & Casino and the Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour! Included in the Event Center at Turning Stone is a full service snack bar serving all of our favorite foods and adult beverages. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. There is still time and room for new vendors at a mere fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. Interested parties should contact me at 518-356-7163 immediately. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of over $1,500 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. The cues can be viewed here: http://www.josscues.com/html/cues/cus-04.html#logo So why not come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino September 18-21 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make it, there will be a free live stream and live scoring expertly provided by Alan Leon, aka Upstate Al, www.azbilliards.com (Mike Howerton & Jerry Forsyth), The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour and Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Match times are as follows: Thursday at 4,6,8 & 10pm. Friday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Saturday at 10am, noon, 2,4,6,8 & 10pm. Sunday at 11am, 1,3,5 & the final match at 7pm. The second chance tournament on Sunday will begin at 10am and run continuously until completed. Again, I would like to remind all of you how important it is to please frequent your local billiard parlors and promote and utilize the fine products of our most generous sponsors listed below. They are the backbone of our sport!

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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 Fairfield, 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

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Click on the MAP link online to get directions to each location DATE Sep 6

CITY Williamsville, NY

LOCATION Bison Billiards

PHONE 716-632-0281

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Bar Box

ENTRY ADDED $35 (incl g.f.) $250

TIME 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

Sep 6-7

Bayside, NY

Cue Bar

718-631-2646

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$50 to $100

$1,000

10:30AM

Sep 7

Frazer, PA

Mainline Billiards

610-647-8805

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$60

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Midlothian, VA

Diamond Billiards

804-794-8787

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Latham, NY

Diamond 8

518-786-8048

9-Ball-max 32

$10

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Sep 13

Elkhart, IN

Wild Bill’s

574-675-9140

10-Ball

$20+$5 g.f.

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Sep 13-14

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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Sep 13-14

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

Open/Pro - ABCD

$50 to $100

$1,000

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Sept 19-21

Bethlehem, PA

Seidersville

610-861-0464

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$80/team

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Sep 21

Phoenixville, PA

Classic Billiards

610-935-1118

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

$60

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Sep 23

Greensboro, NC

Gate City Billiards

336-856-8800

Challenge Match

$20

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Sep 27-28

Lindenhurst, NY

Mr Cue Billiards

631-226-9486

Open/Pro - ABCD

$50 to $100

$1,000

10:30AM

Sep 27-28

Fairfield, OH

Michael’s Billiards

513-860-0044

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$1,000

Noon

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Sep 27-28

Fairfield, OH

Michael’s Billiards

513-860-0044

9-Ball

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$1,000

Noon

MAP

Sep 27-28

Columbus, IN

Lag’s Billiards

812-375-9010

9-Ball

$50+$20 g.f.

$1,000 w/48

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Sep 28

Somersworth, NH

Buster’s Billiards

603-692-7296

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Oct 4

Williamsville, NY

Bison Billiards

716-632-0281

8-Ball Bar Box

$35 (incl g.f.) $250

Noon

MAP

Oct 4

Fairfield, OH

Michael’s Billiards

513-860-0044

8-Ball 3 man team

$90/t

Call

9:30AM

MAP

Oct 5

Abington, MA

Stix & Stones

339-788-9381

9-Ball

Call

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Oct 10-12

Lincoln City, OR

Chinook Winds Casino

360-703-4081

10-Ball-Men’s Divison

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

7PM

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Oct 10-12

Lincoln City, OR

Chinook Winds Casino

360-703-4081

10-Ball-Women’s Divison

$100+$25+$30 $5,000

7PM

MAP

Oct 11

Greensboro, NC

Gate City Billiards

336-856-8800

9-Ball

Call

11:30AM MAP

Oct 11-12

Astoria, NY

Steinway Billiards

718-472-2124

Open/Pro - ABCD

$50 to $100

$1,000

10:30AM MAP

Oct 11

Tallahassee, FL

Zingale’s

850-224-8644

9-Ball

$60

$500 w/64

11AM

Oct 12

Portland, ME

Union Station Billiards

207-899-3693

9-Ball

Call

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Oct 17-19

Williamsport, PA

Eagles Club

570-322-4905

8-Ball-Team

$180

Call

Call

Oct 25-26

Villa Rica, GA

Stix

770-456-1616

9-Ball

$30

$500

Noon

Oct 25-26

Villa Rica, GA

Stix

770-456-1616

8-Ball

$30

$500

Noon

Oct 26

Salem, NH

Grand China

603-893-9124

9-Ball

Call

Call

Call

Oct 25-26

Syracuse, NY

Premium Billiards

315-488-4888

Joss Tour

$120/$70

$2,000

10AM

MAP

Nov 8-9

Yorkville, NY

Hippo’s

315-768-0218

Al Conte Memorial

$120/$70

$2,000

10AM

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Noon

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Stroke Pool Magazine September Issue 2014  

Read the latest results from Steinway Billiards, Tri state Tour, Corner Pocket Billiards and the World 14-1. Don't miss reading our columnis...

Stroke Pool Magazine September Issue 2014  

Read the latest results from Steinway Billiards, Tri state Tour, Corner Pocket Billiards and the World 14-1. Don't miss reading our columnis...

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