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Strong Turn Outs For McDermott 9 Ball Tours Louie Wins at Harvey’s

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Tourangeau Wins at City Lights By: Andrea Saenz-Maes, Tournament Director

WOW! What a Weekend! Stan Tourangeau snapped off the Tacoma City Lights – McDermott Thanksgiving 9-Ball Open November 29th and 30th. With everyone’s great play, it made for a great weekend! Sixty-one players competed for $3,940 in prize money. It was a very competitive and entertaining time for all. From this players standpoint, it was an honor to watch and participate with some of the best in the business. (City Lights continued on page 15)

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(l to r) Dan Louie, Stan Tourangeau, Marlon OIiveros, Glen Atwell

On December 13th and 14th, Harvey’s Billiards in Renton, Washington held the December McDermott 9 Ball Tour Tournament co-sponsored by The Break and McDermott Cues. 47 out of the 48 entrants that were signed up for the tournament showed up to do battle on the thirteen 9 foot tables used for this tournament. Dan Louie 1st Place Mr. Harvey was extremely impressed by the attitude and professionalism of all of the players. The tournament went off with out any problems. Bert Harvey did institute a rule that kept the players on time. For every 10 minutes you were late for a match you lost one game. This rule only got used during the first matches and was not needed again. There was also no smoking permitted during the entire tournament. The first day went smoothly with the matches starting at 9a.m. and finishing by 4 p.m. leaving the top 12 finishers to play the next day for all the cash. There were a few upsets the first day of play, but that can happen in the (Harvey’s continued on page 19)

Western BCA Adds New Events From: The WBPPA Board

The 2004 9th Annual Regional 8-Ball Tournament at Chinook Winds will bring some new and positive changes for the members of the WBPPA. The first being, that one day has been added to this tournament and it will start on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004. This was done to accommodate the tournament finish and not shortening races or cutting events. Mark your calendars. In fact, there will be more events added. The very large Open is split into an Open A and Open B Division. The Open A will be the entrants who have been money winners this past year. The Open B Division will be the others who have entered in the past. There will also be a Seniors Division for both men and women. The men must be at least 55 years old by the first entry deadline and the women 50 years old. No master players are allowed to enter the Seniors. The board hopes these changes will be productive and more interesting for all. See everyone there. (see ad page 8) OTB

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12th Semi-Annual USPPA Reno Warm-up 9-Ball from: Chet Itow, California Billiard Club

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Nov 29-30, 2004 We had 98 players competing for the $2,000 first prize. The two day event had many great matches. On Sunday the final 24 players had many matches that went hill - hill. Seventeen of the twenty-four players were averages over 100. This gave the audience some of the best pool they have ever seen. The finals was a slow thriller. Jeff Gregory, who had won this tournament last November, was in the hot seat waiting for Amar Kang. Amar, who had also won this tournament 3 year ago, had worked his way from the one loss side. In the finals, this was a true double elimination and Amar had to beat Jeff 2 sets of eight. Amar (162 average) spotted Jeff(110 average) two games. Jeff immediately jumped out to a 4 game lead. When Jeff was winning 7-2, Amar made his move. Amar worked hard during the next 5 games and took it to hill - hill. In this final game, Amar was running balls when he scratched and gave Jeff cue ball in hand. Jeff proceeded to run the remaining balls to win the match and the $2,000. 98 Players @ $60.00 Added Money Total Prize Money

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THERE’S AN OLD GAME MADE NEW IN TOWN From: Rose & Ford, League Directors

Shotze’s in Everett hosted its second season of a new In-House 9-Ball League. Again, as the first season did, the second was a huge success. The league at this time is being played with 3-person teams, 10 teams, on five 9-foot tables. Our goal is to build this league into 4-person teams but stay with a (10) team max. What makes this league such a success is that every penny the players paid in is paid back out. There is a $20 league fee per player and then a $10 weekly fee for each week. League is on Monday nights and runs for (14) weeks with free practice from 6-7pm, and starting time at 7pm. Each player plays (9) games weekly (will be (12) games with 4-person teams). Every player earns $1 back for every game won during the regular season and the (5) top individuals with percentages receive cash prizes. Also Shotze’s starts the season off with a 9-ball break pot of $100 and players have the option to buy tickets at $2 each and (3) tickets are drawn weekly to give those lucky players the opportunity to make a 9-ball break to win the money available. The money is carried over to the following week if not won until the end of the season. After the individual payouts and top percentages, the remaining money is paid out in a Singles Playoff. EVERY member of the league that qualifies receives money for participating in the playoffs. Shotze’s also adds $500 to the playoffs. For this season there was a fantastic $6,428 paid out. The breakdown was as follows: $1,849 individual win, $150 percentage winners, $795 in mystery 9-ball break envelopes and $3,634 paid out in the singles playoffs. If you would like to join this league, please don’t hesitate. Right now there are approx (6) established teams. We have the room for teams and individuals can be added to existing teams or put together to form teams. This is a singles league so how a team finishes has no baring on the amount of money each individual can win. The winner of each of the singles playoffs has his/her entry paid into the next Shotze’s weekend tournament. This season’s playoff was the weekend of December 20th & 21st. Scott Chandler lost his first match on Saturday to Joe McLaughlin (4-9) and marched all the way through the b-side to take first place. Scott’s matches were Joe (4-9), Brent Langley (7-3), David Shields (7-2), Don Rachels (7-2), Dave Eckert (7-3), Alan Buck (7-2), Ray Lundy (7-4), Rodger Arent (7-5) and defeating Jeff Jimenez in the finals (11-7). Some amazing pool was played by Scott to win this tournament. Jeff Jimenez made a bid to become the champion of this season’s league but unfortunately came up short. His matches were Ken Wilson (9-6), Arnold R. (9-1), Ray Lundy (9-1), Alan Buck (9-6), and then winning the point match against Rodger Arent (9-2). Scott came into the finals only having to defeat Jeff to win it all and he did just that. Scott took an early lead and never looked back. Jeff made valiant efforts to catch up with Scott but

couldn’t quite get the edge that was needed to put a couple of games together. Again the final score was Scott (11) and Jeff (7). Congratulations, Scott. When I mentioned earlier that every member of the league that participated in the playoffs made money, I wasn’t kidding. (27) players started the playoffs and all (27) were paid money. Below is how each member ended: (#1 = playoff - #2 = individual wins - #3 = 9-ball break mystery envelopes & #4 = top individual percentage winners) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9-12




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There is lots of opportunity for you in this league. We are looking for the dedicated league player who wants to expand their horizons into the 9-ball world. We want to be able to pay (10) top percentages, (3) hi-women percentages, and tons more money out in the singles playoffs. If you think that you have what it takes to play in this kind of league, come join us for our next kick off meeting on January 12th at 7pm. League will start up again on January 19th. Hope to see you all then.


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Private Lessons available at: Harvey’s Billiards, 4100 E Valley Hwy, Renton, WA (425) 251-9851 Dr. Cue’s Billiards, 14713 Bothell Way NE, Shoreline, WA (206) 365-1187 City Lights, 445 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA (253) 383-3301 Java Billiards, 2812 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA (253) 939-6690 Sunset Family Billiards, 2814 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA (425) 255-7225

Follow Discipline I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope Santa brought all of the pool accessories you wanted. This months Artistic shot is from the Follow Discipline and has a Degree o Difficulty, (DOD) of 7. This shot has also appeared on ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic. To set this shot up place F ball centered between the pocket points.

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$2,000 ADDED Next place E ball one half of a ball to the left of pocket E and one half of an inch out from cushion # 3, the long rail. The cue ball is in hand anywhere behind the X line. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball to E ball, carom to cushion # 3, then rebound and curve back to F ball. You make both object balls as pocket letter designated. A scratch is allowed and you may contact an extra cushion by F ball. Here are a few helpful hints on how to execute this shot. I place my cue ball centered from pocket A to E ball, not as diagrammed. Keep your cue level to the plane of the table. You don’t need as much high, (follow) on the cue ball as you think you do. Stroke at a moderate speed and not with a lot of power. Based on a 13 mm tip, I use about two-thirds of a tip of left English. Don’t forget to follow through. Have fun with this one. Next months Artistic shot will be from the bank/kick Discipline and have a, DOD of 7. OTB

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Washington State 2nd Amateur Artistic Pool Championship The 2nd Washington State Amateur Artistic Pool Championship will be held at Harvey’s Billiards, 4100 East Valley Rd in Renton, Washington on February 28th & 29th, 2004. Founder and promoter Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth will be the tournament director., and plans to have the tournament sanctioned by the Billiards Congress of America the same as the first one in 2001. This Artistic Pool Tournament is open to anyone who has not finished above 8th place in the North American Artistic pool World Qualifier, and is not a current member of the International Artistic Pool

Association (IAPA). Come one, come all and let’s have fun performing some trick shot magic of our own. The entry fee will be $35.00 and there will be a green fee of $10.00. This tournament will have a minimum of $500.00 added money, most likely more. To obtain a program of the Artistic shots contact Sarge at (206)719-2695. There will be a total of 22 artistic shots that each competitor will execute. This tournament will be limited to the first 24 paid entrants. For more information cantact Sarge at (206)719-2695 or Bert Harvey at (425)251-9851. Look for the ad in the February issue of The Break.

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A Basic Aiming System By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

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San Francisco Billiard Academy Sometimes I think beginners believe too much in aiming systems. They think that if they just find the right way to look at the cue ball, object ball and pocket, they will never miss again. Unfortunately, there is no such system. Aim varies with balls cloth, stick, speed, spin, humidity, and where your head is, literally and figuratively. All systems, or at least the ones I know about, ignore some or most of those factors. The only way to learn how to aim is to play and develop a feel for angles, but that’s not to say that all systems are worthless. A system can provide a first estimate of the line Bob Jewett of a shot that you have no feel for, which will frequently be the case if you are just beginning to play seriously. If you practice with one, it can give you confidence in times of stress. A system will usually make you look at the shot, and that alone will improve your play if you’ve gotten into really lazy habits. Finally, a system will organize angles into a structure that may be easier to understand than if every shot is separate and unconnected to shots at slightly different angles.

The fractional ball aiming system has been with us for perhaps 200 years — it appears in a book by Edwin Kentfield that was published in 1839. The basic idea is simple: any cut angle is described by “how much” of the object ball the cue ball hits. If the cue ball is directed straight at the object ball, it is said to hit the object ball “full.” If the center of the cue ball is sent towards the exact edge of the object ball, it is said to hit “half” of the object ball. If the cue ball barely grazes the edge of the object ball, for a cut of nearly 90 degrees, it is a “very thin” hit. Various thicknesses of hit are illustrated in the top diagram. Shown is how much the cue ball overlaps the object ball from the tip’s-eye-view. Of course the diagram is a simplification, since the balls are drawn as equal-sized twodimensional disks, and real balls are three dimensional. The cue ball will always appear larger than the object ball at its starting point and even at the time of contact because it will be nearer to you. Besides full ball and half ball are 1/4th or “quarter” ball and 3/4ths full. To aim for a half ball hit, you actually have a visible target: the edge of the

object ball. Your stick should be aimed directly through the center of the cue ball at the edge of the object ball. For 3/4 full, you sort of have a target if your stick is pointed half way from the center of the object ball to the edge. For a 1/4 full shot, your stick must be aimed as much outside the edge of the ball as the 3/4 shot was aimed inside the ball. In the lower diagram is view from above of a halfball hit to make things a little clearer. Note that the edge of the cue ball is going towards the center of the object ball, just as it’s center is going towards the edge of the object ball. Also drawn is a line half way between the two “centerlines” (Basic Aiming continued on page 29)

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the tournament up at eight points apiece. A disastrous break shot saw the cue ball fly into the top right pocket and with ball in hand Archer took the rack against the break.

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3 Pool Tables  Video Golf  Other Games 3 Big Screen TV’s & 19 Monitors All the games NFL & NCAA Ticket Full Lottery  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menu Vegas. Jones sent the home fans in to a state of ecstasy as Team Europe’s brave challenge was ended with an 11-9 scoreline. Marcus Chamat was quickly 2-0 down after a break and run and then clearance with a clever 2-ball bank by Jones, but the Swede fought back with a run out of his own. Chamat missed a simple 5-ball in the fourth to give Jones clear water and a run-out took him to the hill. A dry break by Chamat on rack six looked costly but he didn’t waste his opportunity when allowed back in and closed the gap to 4-2. An error by Jones when he missed the 2-ball gave Chamat a lifeline, but it was all over on the next when Chamat left a tough 1-ball on and Jones pounced to clear and ensure the cup would return to the hands of Team USA. Thorsten Hohmann 3 - 5 Rodney Morris After yesterday’s heroics, things started badly for Team USA as Rodney Morris halved Team USA’s deficit as he edged out world champion Thorsten Hohmann in the opening match of Day Four. Morris took advantage of a ball in hand to run out the first against the break but Hohmann executed a clever clearance to level in the next. The German got in to stroke to clear from the break and then Morris followed suit as the match reached 2-2. After an exchange of snookers in rack five Morris was handed a chance which he took to take the lead for the first time but Hohmann dragged the match back in to the balance as he negotiated a tricky run-out. However, Morris, to the delight of the home crowd, capitalised on a scratch after a nasty kick in the seventh and then a lack of position on the six in the eighth rack to take the match and make the overall scores 8-7 to Europe. Steve Davis 2 - 5 Johnny Archer Mosconi veteran Johnny Archer put in another stellar performance as he cruised past Steve Davis to tie

Davis took the next after Archer failed to execute a tough 2 / 7 combination leaving an open table for the European. Archer ran out of position and left himself an awkward shot on the 8 ball down the rail. He missed an Davis wrapped up the 8 and 9 to go into the lead at 2 - 1. That was to be Davis’ final success of the game. Davis’ lack of knowledge told in the fourth as he put Archer back in after the American pushed out. Archer banked the 1 ball in and proceeded to clear to tie it up. A scratch by Davis in the next gifted the rack to Archer. Davis failed to make a ball on the break and Archer executed a tricky clearance to put Team USA on level terms. Nick van den Berg 4 - 5 Earl Strickland Team USA continued their superb comeback as Earl Strickland beat Holland’s Nick van den Berg in a 54 thriller that saw the Americans regain the lead at 9-8. They are now two points away from regaining the trophy they last held in 2001. Strickland recovered from his 5-0 drubbing yesterday as he performed well in the pressure cooker atmosphere at the MGM Grand. From the opening break Strickland had no real shot on the 2-ball and left van den Berg in snooker situation from which the Dutchman scratched. With ball in hand Strickland cleared to take the early lead. A golden break from van den Berg levelled it at 1-1 before a run out from the break restored the USA lead. Strickland missed a long cut at the 2-ball to leave van den Berg a chance to clear which he took. Strickland ran out in game five and won the next to go to 4-2 after the European missed a difficult 1/8 combination and left the table open. Strickland had a chance to wrap it up in the next but ran slightly out of position on the brown 7 and missed (Mosconi continued on page 16)

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Hello, this month let lets take a look at a subject that many times gives our sport a black eye in the eyes of the general public, and also in the eyes of new league players and that is a lack of Etiquette while participating in pocket billiards. Our sport and especially league play should be serious, but also something that is enjoyed beyond just winning matches and trophies. I truly think the average league player uses their time during league play as a form of stress relief, and relaxation after a hard days work. Keeping this in mind, these same people do not want to deal with un-conscience or conscience negative behavior, poor sportsmanship, or bad habits that effect fair play. Lets start with the obvious, what is difficult about being

courteous to your opponent and your opponent’s team. When another team comes to local establishment for league play, they should be treated as guests. This simply means treat others, as you want to be treated. Make the other team feel at home, help keep the noise down during play, help stop other patrons not involved in league play from becoming a problem and from getting in the way. Be fair while winning a match is very important, winning by intimidation from patrons either observing or playing during league play is un-acceptable and should not be tolerated by league operators or by team captains. A good example of this occurred recently during league play here in Washington State. A player from an opposing team was asked not to smoke a cigar because it was making another player sick. The players reaction to this was to not only continue to smoke his cigar, but to act as if it was a joke and to antagonize the situation further by intentionally blowing smoke in the direction of the other player. What did he have gain by this behavior? Additionally how was this situation perceived by others on both teams? Last how should conduct unbecoming be treated by and why

are no actions taken by league operators against individuals and teams who behave in this manner on a frequent basis. Below are listed some of the more common actions that show poor etiquette during play. 1. Spitting in the chalk 2. Placing the chalk upside down on the table or creating a mess on the table by other means. 3. Removing the chalk form your cue tip on the floor or furniture at your local establishment. 4. Standing at the Table and chalking your cue when it is your opponents shot. 5. Walking away from the table with house chalk when your time at the table is over. 6. Placing items on the table such as drinks, food, or your backside. 7. Standing near the table when it is no longer your shot or intentionally standing and making movements in your opponent’s line of aim. 8. Consciously trying to distract your opponent, by noise, by talking to them, or by other means designed to break their concentration during play. 9. Intentionally being late for your match

10. Sand bagging 11. Intentionally causing damage to house equipment, pool tables, racks, cue sticks and other items provided by the establishment owner. 12. Any form of unsporting behavior, such as, slamming the rack down on the table, throwing things, foul language due to a miss or a loss, or intentionally antagonizing other players either through intimidation or unprofessional behavior. Inclosing, I think most players want an environment where they feel comfortable and where they can enjoy this sport. I also think that league operators should take a closer look at policing league play. If these behaviors are truly made unacceptable and actions are taken to deter unprofessional behavior things can change. All players have to do to make this happen is band together and make you voices heard, there is definitely strength in numbers and numbers are on your side. Please have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year!!!!!!!!!!!! And keep your stroke in tune. Last, anyone who has additional information regarding this subject can contact me at or at 1-253512-6898 from 9am until 7:30pm MF and 11am until 7pm Sat. OTB


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players voted on many things. But, with a little innovation and support, the players of the WSPL BIG DOG have helped us develop a new playing format that has become very popular! The BIG DOG Divisions in Federal Way and Gig Harbor gives us an opportunity to have some fast paced fun. With a 3-5 format (3 players per team, per night), and a maximum of 5 players on your team roster, we are able to start at 6:30PM, and finish by 8:30PM. Most Big Dog players are able to make it home early therefore making it home in time to keep our ‘better halves’ happy!! Although the WSPL requires that you be a member of a team in an established division. We only require that each player plays (4) regular matches on any one team during each session. The players who at present are playing in the Big Dog Division, will actually become the teachers and instructors of the new players coming into the new Big Dog Divisions. Which will further develop the WSPL, and soon to come SOLA. So, if you really want to have some fun, and not stay out all night! Please contact us at 253-606-POOL, and let us answer your questions! The following locations will be supporting the BIG DOG Divisions again starting in late October. Federal Way: Stars Bar and Grill Time Out Tavern Star Lake Tavern Gig Harbor: Old Harbor Saloon The Flotation Bar and Grill Hy-U-Hee-Hee Interested in playing? Call 253-606-POOL Thank You, OTB Gary E. Smith

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RUGBY, ND - December 12-14, 2003 Another Northern Lights Shootout is in the books and what a tournament it was. Top players from all over the country and Canada were here for that $4,000 men’s prize. Edwin Montal out of Calgary AB went all the way through the double elimination tournament undefeated and claimed the $4,000 prize. Erik Hjorlefson from Winnipeg, MB was second, Chad Vilmont, Iowa and James Baraks, Illinois were third and fourth respectively. On the Women’s side Linda Hern from Bismark, ND first and Pauline Appland, Minot, ND second. Here are the rest of the results of the 5th Annual Northern Lights Shootout. $4000 Edwin Montal, Calgary, AB 1st $2000 Erik Hjorlefson Winnipeg, MB 2 nd 3 rd $1000 Chad Vilmont, Iowa th 4 $500 James Baraks, Illinois $400 Marc Oecscager, Fargo, ND 5 th Jeff Clare, Winnipeg, MB th $150 Kevin Selby, Bismark, ND 7 Tyler Edey, Calgary, AB 9 th $100 Joey Basaraba, SK, Canada Andy Scott, Arizona Blaine Burns, SK, Canada Rob Mattson, Minneapolis, MN 13th $75 Tony Zierman, Minneapolis, MN Dan Fisher, Bismark, ND Jeff Brunecer, Cass Lake, MN Dean Flanders, Fargo, ND th 17 $60 Stan Tourangeau, Vancouver, BC Robert Wegner, Winnipeg, MB Kenny Azure, Belcourt ND Tyler Peary, Bismark, ND Jason Klatt, Winnipeg, MB Dusty Geller, Minot, ND Willard King bind, SK, Canada Gerald Lafountain, Belcourt, ND $50 Blair Lawson, Winnipeg, MB 25th John Stitch, Chicago, IL Robert Pulver, Bismark, ND Dallas Durocher, SK, Canada Leonard Manitoken, SK, Canada John Enno, Williston, ND Clarence Davis, Belcourt, ND Curt Poitra, Dunseith, ND

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From The Work Bench by: Pat Sheehan See Ad Page 13 By the time you read this, the Christmas Season is over. I hope you enjoyed the holidays, I know that I will. Like I mentioned in my last article, the last minute rush to get the table for the kids is no longer the big item. The last two tables I sold were for the month of January. Pool is a year round thing and most people own up to the fact that the table is really for the adults. I am putting a picture of the 1906 table that Pat Sheehan we redesigned. Come to find out that it was in Erickson’s Bar in downtown Portland. Erickson’s had the longest bar in the world. It went all the way from Third Street to Forth Street on West Burnside. The bar was one of the oldest in Portland and was owned at one time by Henry Weinhart. There were six Brunswick “Brilliant Novelty” tables. Most of which I have restored. I still have one that spent 30 years in a chicken coop. Henry sold the “Novelties” and the next owner put in cheaper models. The picture shows the 1906-1920 tables that were there. In 1955 Dad and I moved 10 of the tables from the Rialto to the Alaska which was one half of the old Erickson’s. It was a big place and I can only imagine what Erickson’s must have been. We are still restoring some classic tables from the early 1900’s. We finished the Mission style table for McMenamin’s Rock Creek Tavern. The original burned to the ground twice. I plan to do a story on it in one of the next editions. The table originally came from the East Side Billiards. It was made by Brunswick early in the century; however, it had five coats of paint and we were unable to find the patent dates. It took forever to get through all the paint that the people at Lewis & Clark College applied, but Mike liked

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Shotze’s Fall Classic EVERETT, WA - November 22-23, 2003 I really don’t know what it is about this tournament, but it always seems to draw all of the best of the west out of the woodwork. Out of the forty field that went off on Saturday, half are considered tournament winners, world travelers and major contenders in any tournament they participate in. It is simply amazing. Stan Tourangeau, the winner of our last tournament, showed up ready to prove that the last win was no fluke. His two Saturday matches were Joe McLaughlin (7-1) and Dave Jones (7-1). Stan’s Sunday matches were against tough Washington players. The first was Robert Colby (8-5), Kris Iverson (8-4) and then a major win against another Canadian, Paul Potier (8-7) for the point match. Paul has participated in a few of Shotze’s tournaments over the last eight years and has done well. His Saturday matches were Dave Williams (71), Zorix (7-3) and Mike Shannon (7-1). Paul also started out Sunday against some tough Washington players. They were Tim Tweedell (8-6), Dan Louie (8-4) and then his loss against Stan (7-8). Paul fought his way back to the finals by defeating Kris Iverson (7-6). Stan took a commanding lead and never looked back. Paul did try to make a match out of it at one time, but Stan wasn’t having anything to do with it and finished the match. The score was Stan (9) and Paul (6). Congratulations Stan. The question is, can he do it again for an unheard of three in a row. Hopefully, we will see in March of 2004. Watch for our ad for the next Spring Classic. Once again, and as always, the players need to take time out to thank Darryl, owner of Shotze’s, for a great place for a tournament, and also for the extraordinary staff that is always on hand to make the players weekend as easy as possible. Without those two elements, tournaments of this caliber for this area wouldn’t be. Final results are as follows: $940/$324 Stan Tourangeau 1st 2 nd $600/$243 Paul Potier $400/$162 Kris Iverson 3 rd th 4 $300/$81 Dan Louie 5/6 $225 Sam Y, Santos 7/8 $175 Alan Ima, Tim Tweedell 9-12 $120 Jeff Jimenez, Mike Vidas, Robert Colby, J D Thanks to each and everyone of you for participating in this tournament and hopefully we will see you in March. OTB


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SPOKANE, WA On December 6th and 7th McQ’s Billiards hosted a class “D” 9-ball tournament. Many of the 38 players that entered the event really felt like they had a good chance to win. And that is exactly what I am striving for. I want to direct tournaments for all levels of play and I want the players in those events to really feel that they have a good chance to win. My system is not in any way perfect, but at least I give opportunities from the top to the bottom. Thank you very much to the players that played and I’ll see you at the next event. 1st $400 Brian Condin side pot $135 2 nd $280 Chuck Hood 3 rd $175 Dan (Tic Toc) Evanger 4 th $125 John Lesonik th 5 $75 Don White, John Joplin 7 th $50 John Hoff, Chris Bailey OTB 9 th $25 Mark Nevills, Don Totten, Rick Adams, Bob White

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(Colorado Springs, CO) The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Board of Trustees voted to extend the deadline of the BEF Academic Scholarships to March 15, 2004. Nine individual scholarships totaling $14,500 for the 2004 academic year will be awarded to high school seniors based on a billiard-themed essay, test scores, grade point average and letters of recommendation. The application for the BEF Academic Scholarships is now available online at

January 2004 Applications may also be downloaded from or The guidelines for applying are as follows: 1)Only high school seniors may apply; 2)Each applicant must write an essay (500 to 1,000 words) on a specified billiard topic; 3)Minimum ACT score of 21 or minimum SAT score of 980; 4)Minimum GPA of 3.0; 5)Two original letters of recommendation. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2004 Applications are being accepted now and must be postmarked by March 15, 2004. The BEF Scholarship Committee will announce the nine winners shortly thereafter and post their names on the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) website ( Payments will be made directly to each winner’s university or college upon receipt of an approved invoice from the educational institution. For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the BEF Academic Scholarship Program, please contact Ms. Carrie Benson at 719.264.8300 or


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2003 Mosconi Cup (continued from page 9)

the long pot up the table. Van den Berg cleared the remaining three balls to take the rack.Another error from the American, this time a fluffed 2/5 combo down the rail, gave Team Europe a lifeline which van den Berg duly took to put the match at hill-hill.With everything at stake, Strickland cracked home a brilliant break shot to put two balls down and leave a road map to victory. Mika Immonen 2 - 5 Tony Robles New York’s Tony Robles finally came good as he stopped in-form European Mika Immonen in his tracks to put Team USA on the hill at this year’s Mosconi Cup.The 5 - 2 win for the US puts them within one point of regaining the trophy they last held in 2001. The Finnish star took the opener as he ran out from the break but a couple of errors from Immonen in the next two racks gave Robles the opportunity to take the lead at 2 - 1. Robles made a spectacular jump shot to pocket the 4 ball but messed up the safety on the orange 5 and Immonen was able to dish up for the rack. Immonen scratched on the break in the next and Robles ran out with ball in hand to regain the lead and a further scratch by Immonen followed by a foul on the 7 ball gave Robles the chance to go 4 - 2. To compound the misery Immonen came up dry in his final break and Robles held himself together to run out and take the point. Ralf Souquet 5 - 3 Charlie Williams In a match that seemed to last a lifetime, Ralf Souquet held off Charlie Williams to keep Euro hopes alive the MGM Grand. The score now stands at 10-9 in favour of the USA with a potential two games left to play. The match was characterised by some excellent safety play from both players but it was Williams who made the critical errors down the home stretch to give the former World Champion the chances he needed to seal the victory. With the scores tied at three racks each Williams broke but could only manage a safety on the 1-ball. It looked good but with the 1-ball hovering by the bottom right pocket, Souquet managed to jump the blocking balls and pocket the yellow 1. From there he cleared the table to go to into a 43 lead.Souquet broke in the next and cleared until the pink 5 but a long roll down the table was too loose and the pink failed to drop. With just four balls left it looked a certainty for Williams to level it up but he committed a school boy error as he missed a straightforward green 6. The pro America crowd gasped in disbelief and it was left to Souquet to clear three balls to register Team Europe’s first win of the final day. (Mosconi Cup continued on page 20)

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January 2004

Holiday “Classic”

From: Dick Jones, Event Coordinator/Manager

This tournament, which is headquartered at Eagles Club #326, Bozeman, MT, was played Saturday November 29 and Sunday November 30, 2003. The Holiday “Classic” which is only in the fourth year, has again produced an awesome field of 77 men in the open division and 31 ladies in the women’s division. By that Saturday night the field had been narrowed to 16 men in the open division for the finals bracket and Jody Thornton 1st 8 ladies in the women’s division for the finals bracket. Before going any farther, there are some people I need to thank for all their

Edwin Montel 2nd

Dave Black 3rd

Korie Boldt 1st

help. Shelly Mitchell, James Deming for helping with the brackets run here at the Eagles Club. Mike Wright for running the women’s division at the Molly Brown. Here’s hoping I didn’t miss anybody. For sure you all did a great job, thank you. Finally, I would like to thank all the pool players that came to play in this tournament. Without a doubt, the field was filled with nothing but class act pool players. Again, thank you for playing in the Holiday “Classic”. And finally to Curt Watts who did all the real work,

what a great job, thank you. (Holiday Classic continued on page 27)

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Harvey’s McDermott Tour Stop

Photo by Bert Harvey

game of 9 ball with a race to 7 games. A vote was taken and the majority increased the matches by one game, 8 games on the winners side and 6 games on the losers side. The second day matches kicked off at noon with the losers side Randy C playing Al Porez and beating him 6 to 4. John Plunkett playing Ben Ramsey spanking him 6 to 1. John Doherty “JD” playing Eddie Mataya winning 6 to 4 and last but not least Larry Carter “LC” schools Craig Dumo 6 to 2.

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basically controlled the match after that and beat Robert 11 to 7. With 47 players the entries totaled $1,880 and Bert Harvey added $1,000. Total purse was $2,888. We would also like to thank the 4 women that joined the tournament, Linda, Patty, Julie and Heather, with Heather Doherty taking $80.00 for being the high woman of the tournament. Very nice shooting ladies. Pay-out for the event 1st $700 Dan Louie 2nd $500 Robert Colby 3rd $400 Mike Zimmerman

Photo by Bert Harvey

Photo by Bert Harvey

$300 John Plunkett $200 Doug Enera, JD $100 Randy C Larry Carter “LC” 9 -12 $75 Al Porez, Ben Ramsey, Eddie Mataya, Craig Dumo (l to r) Tom Lyons and Mike Zimmerman (3rd) We would like to thank all of the players, spectators and co-sponsors. With special Thanks to Tommy Lyons and John Alstrom for taking care of the board, special thanks to Dave Tice for taking the great pictures and all of the employees at Harvey’s Billiards in Renton. And a v e r y special Thank You to B e r t Harvey for all his hard work. Big Roger

(l to r) Bob Sandy, Tim Tweedell

Eddie Mataya

Photo by Dave Tice

Photo by Bert Harvey

Photo by Bert Harvey

And then Mike plays John and wins 6 to 4. With three players left we get to see who will get to the point. It’s Dan Louie playing Robert Colby. Dan wins 8 to 4. Now the re-match was on between Mike Z and Robert C. It was one of the craziest matches of the tournament with ups and downs the whole (l to r) Tom Lyons and John Plunkett (4th) match, but in the end Robert hung in there and won 6 to 5 on a played wonder shot. He went for it and won it. With a 10 minute recess the finals started in a one race to 11 games. Dan Louie jumped out to a big lead at 3 to 0 before Robert Colby Photo by Bert Harvey could make it 3 J D Doherty (5/6th) Doug Enera (5/6th) to 1. Dan

4th 5/6 7/8

Photo by Dave Tice

Robert Colby (2nd)

Now for the winners side! Dan Louie plays Doug Enera and it comes down to a nail biter with Dan winning 8 to 7. Next was Mike Zimmerman playing Robert Colby and it was yet another nail biter with Robert coming out on top 8 to 7. With only eight players remaining John Plunkett beats Randy 6 to 2. John played some solid matches. Then JD beats LC 6 to 4 this too was a well played match. All remaining six players had a good chance to win the tournament. John now plays Doug and wins handily 6 to 1. Mike beats JD 6 to 4.

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Photo by Bert Harvey

(l to r) Tom Lyons and Dan Louie

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Americans Delighted With Success


Photo courtesy of Chinook Winds Casino

Premiere Party at Chinook Winds Casino

Jeanette Lee and Allison Fisher shoot to determine who will break first at the Women’s National 9 Ball Championship at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR from: Crystal Davies, Chinook Winds Publicist

LINCOLN CITY, ORE. - If you were lucky enough to watch number one ranked billiard player, Allison Fisher, battle it out with Jeanette Lee in the Cuetec Cues National 9-Ball Championship finals in person at Chinook Winds last November, or if you missed out on the exciting action, here’s your chance to catch every shot again or for the first time. Chinook Winds Casino is having a Chix with Stix on ESPN Premiere Party and the admission is free. The party happens on Sunday, January 4. The Women’s National 9-Ball Championship final match, between Fisher and Lee, will be shown on three giant screens. Fans will be sure to catch each tense shot at this billiard grand prix. Before, during and after the competition, there will be raffle drawings for great prizes including, show tickets, buffet dinners, tshirts and autographed cue balls. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the match airing at 7 p.m. Food concessions and a “No Host” bar will be available. This party is for guests at least 21 years of age. Chinook Winds Casino and Convention Center is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. OTB

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TEAM USA were understandably delighted to have regained the Mosconi Cup, particularly with the event being played on their home soil for the first time in its ten-year history. Led by captain Nick Varner, the Americans fought back from an 8-6 deficit after Day Three to take the honours with an 11-9 win. Here are the thoughts of the men that matter from Team USA: Varner “These guys have incredible heart. Even after the catastrophic events of yesterday, we easily thought we could win this 11–9 if things went our way. What we were concerned about this morning was that we were 8–6 down. We discussed what the line up would be and we all agreed very quickly but I was surprised by their running order. I thought it opened the door up for us just a little because I wouldn’t have gone with that line up. I would have started with Mika and Souquet. I thought Tony Robles had a real, tough week but his was the match of the day for me. He was asked and boy did he deliver! I would also like to say thank you to Kim Davenport who was with us the whole time and played a big part in helping get the team regrouped after day three. Being captain has been great but it’s been the hardest thing I’ve had to do, watch but not play.” Jones “Three years ago I had the chance to pot the winning 9-ball, ironically against Marcus Chamat so to have the opportunity again was a real blessing. Winning the US Open and now this puts me up there with players like Earl and Johnny; guys who have done things in this game that most other players haven’t. I want to take my hat off to the two debutantes who both won huge matches on our way to the win.” Robles “I play Mika a lot in New York and when his name came up I knew I had a chance because I know his game well. I was determined to win whoever it was. Today was the proudest day of my career. I’ve watched all these guys growing up and it was

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R E S U R R E CT I O N by: Dean Shane Cassem About the Author Dean Shane Cassem Born in Charleston, W.Va. to an immigrant father from Lebanon, Dean Shane Cassem picked up his first cue stick at age 15. His father and grandfather before him had Cassem’s restaurant in Kanawha City, a suburb of Charleston, which is the state capitol of West Virginia. From age 15 to age 20, except for a short stint in Viet Namn, Shane hardly put his cue down and by age 20, had placed second in the annual Virginia straight pool tourney (1966). In his twenties, his game went stale from staying in the bars and

out of the rooms where stiffer competition would have honed his game. His stroke subsided completely until his mid thirties when he resurrected his game and won the Coors statewide Texas 8-ball Championship in Houston in 1981. Directing his energies to a new wife, his church, and an interior wall and floor-covering business in the mid to late 80’s, his game went dormant again until he sold his business and

returned to school. At age 48, he completed his undergraduate work in theology, and earned Master’s degrees in Marriage & Family Counseling and Christian Education. During that time, he developed his writing skills and has since become the most prolific writer of pocket billiard fiction in America. Shane has five Carter Keating novels nearly ready for publication: Breakthrough,

Resurrection, Backrooms, Twist of Fate and Trade-off. Readers will see Twist of Fate in the bookstores by November 2002. In addition, he has recently created two new characters; Skinny Malone and Kelsey Maynard. Currently, Shane also has a Marriage and Family Counseling practice. He and Mary, his wife of fifteen years, live in Fort Worth, the setting for his ongoing Carter Keating Series. Shane has one daughter, Vickie Linn, a son-n-law, Brian, and a precious granddaughter, Shelbie Linn. You may visit Shane’s web sites at; or

match ,which he wins. In Part Seven, Keating and the Brat face off in the prelim finals. After a bitter, intense match, Keating advances to the state playoffs. Part Eight features the Keating in the state finals at the Galleria. A tough competitive match develops between Keating and Tony Ever Ready Reyes. Down in the match to Reyes, Keating takes a break, is confronted by the ghost of old Charley Sturgis, a former teacher, and then returns to the match. In Part Nine, Keating struggles for control of the match. His persistence pays off when finally Reyes fouls and leaves Keating with ball in hand. The story continues . . . EVER READY, SUDDENLY AT BOILING POINT, SNAPPED HIS CUE down on the table and broke it off just above center into pieces. For a moment I thought I had seen a reincarnation of Danny the Brat. Reyes snorted a few expletives then went to his chair, uncased a new upper shaft for his cue, assembled it and sat down as if nothing at all had happened. “What is it about you, Keating?” Joe snarled, “guys act like the full moon’s out when they’re playin’ you.” He muttered, “serves the little wimp right.” “Time out!” Reyes screeched suddenly. Then he walked hurriedly toward the restrooms. “What the – “ Joe exclaimed. “Nothing to be alarmed about, Joe,” I said, “he’s taking his break time.” Standing, I reached my cue out to Joe and said, “Be back in a few minutes. Watch my stick for me.” “No problem Swami,” Joe said grabbing the cue and setting it against his chair. Spreading his arms and waving them downward, he said, “mind if I chat with Linda Jo while I’m guarding the holy grail?” Grinning, I spun around and shot Joe with my thumb and forefinger, then kept walking. Elbowing my way through the shoppers, I nosed through the double doors to the concierge’ desk. Empty. A Mercedes wheeled around the corner and stopped under the breezeway. The door opened, the valet slipped out. A white-haired older looking man

handed the valet a tip and wiggled into the Benz. The valet crossed over to the concierge desk, then glanced up. “Boss Rickling around,” I asked. “Boss Rickling? Who’s that?” he asked. “Boss Rickling,” I repeated, the concierge. “Dunno a Boss Rickling,” He said politely, fiddling with some paperwork. He looked up, eyed me strangely and said, “Tandy’s the concierge, fella, n’ he’s out for a bite to eat.” Eyeing his watch, he said, “Be back in couple minutes.” Something I can help you with?” I chuckled nervously, “You telling me that you’ve never heard of Boss Rickling?” “No Sir, never heard of ‘em, Mister.”

Pause. His eyes moved beyond me, “There’s Tandy the concierge now, If n’ ya want to ask’im.” Dressed in a well pressed, spiffy uniform, Tandy was gentle looking and black, but not Boss Rickling. As Tandy drew closer, the valet eyed him and said, “Any chance ya know a Boss Rickling?” “Boss Rickling?” Tandy reflected, stopping short of me. “Sure do know a Boss Rickling.” I sighed thankfully. “Quite a loss,” he said, gazing off into street. “Been about a year now since he passed on.” He turned his eyes back toward me and added, “Was the concierge here for a bunch of years. Fine gentleman. You know ‘im?” he asked.

Part 10 In Part One, Carter Keating, college graduate and former Special Operative returns home from a tour of duty in the Colombian jungles. Gracie, his significant other, has dumped him for someone else. He enrolls in the local police academy and meets new friend, Joe Lauterette. Later, Elizabeth, a new companion, seeing his love for the game, inspires him to enter the Texas Eight Ball Championships. The story continues as he ponders the decision. Part Two finds Keating and Lauterette at a local restaurant, talking about his former passion for the game, and the role that Jimmy the Stick Gadwell and old Charley Sturgis had in teaching him to be a young prodigy at only eighteen. Part Two ends as Keating decides to fish his cues out of mothballs and prepare for the tournament. Part Three has Keating working on his game in Sharky’s, a popular Houston hangout. In the interim, Danny the Brat approaches Keating for a game. A verbal confrontation ensues and the Brat storms off pouting. Later Linda Jo Minard, a local singer and pretty good player, approaches Keating while he practices. Part Four continues as Keating befriends Linda Jo. As he leaves Sharky’s another confrontation almost develops between Keating and the Brat’s cohorts. Later, Keating, Lauterette, Linda Jo, and Elizabeth anxiously await the pairings for the Texas Prelims. The story continues as Keating and his first opponent, an Asian pair off in an eight ball race to five. In Part Five, Keating beats the Asian handily and wins a testy second match. Given a schedule break, Keating skates out for a burger. The Brat’s cronies confront him in the parking lot and Keating deals with the two bullies. In Part Six, someone steals his Corvette from the Galleria parking lot. Short on time, he runs back to Sharky’s in a cold rain, is run down by a biker and injures his leg. A kind old man takes him to Sharky’s just in time to make his

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Artistic Pool Clinic

5800 198th St SW, Ste 19 Lynnwood, WA 98036

There is something new for the state of Washington. The second Artistic Pool Clinic. What is artistic pool? “Artistic” by dictionary defination means beauty, skillfully, and tastefully done, aesthetically pleasing... Relating to or characteristic of one who is skilled in public performance or one who exhibits artistry or skill in his or her work. Art is a skill or “knack”. Artistic Pool is the umbrella word for these skills and/or “knacks”. Artistic Pool has 8 disciplines, Trick and / or Fancy, “Prop”/ “Novelty”/ Special Arts, Draw, Follow, Bank/Kick, Stroke, Jump, and Masse. The Artistic Pool Clinic will be held at Harvey’s Billiards in Renton, Washington on Jan. 24th & 25th, 2004. The cost for the clinic is $175.00. You will not be charged for table time. This is a two day clinic. The instructor for this clinic is Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth who holds a World Record in Artistic Pool. Sarge’s World Record is: Most points scored for the four hardest disciplines of Artistic Pool, (Masse, Jump, Stroke, Bank/Kick), for any Continental Qualifier ever held. He set this record in October of 2001 at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower California when he competed in the 2002 North American Artistic Pool Championship. Sarge will be teaching the first three shots of all eight disciplines during the two day clinic for a total of 24 shot/challenges. The shot/challenges come directly from the 40 shot program that is used for the Artistic World Championship at the professional skill level. Each student will receive the 40 shot program. Sarge Sarge will be giving up numerous secrets that have cost him 10’s of thousands of hours of practice. This clinic is not just a knowledge clinic, it will be a “hands on” clinic where each student will execute all 24 shots. This clinic is designed for the intermediate/advanced player, but is open to anyone who wishes to learn. If you fall into one of those categories and possess a good stroke or a great stroke, this clinic is for you! Well the rumor is “TRUE”! Sarge will be holding the 2nd Washington State Amateur Artistic Pool Championship on Feb. 28th & 29th, 2004, also at Harvey’s Billiards, 4100 East Valley Rd, Renton, WA. If you would like to learn some Trick Shot Magic, you had better sign up and pay to reserve your spot. The class size will be limited. You can sign up with and pay Bert Harvey or Sarge and his wife Charli. For more information call Sarge at (206)719-2695. OTB

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BILLIARDS WORLDCUP ASSOCIATION - BOARD from: Pierre A. Cornelissen, President BWA

On dec, 6 th an extraordinary general assembly of the BWA took place in Oosterhout (Nl). The BWA board announced that they will lay down office effective immediately and that they will look only after the current business untill the Statutory General Assembly to be held in the first quarter of next year (2004). Irresolvable problems, arised during the negociations with the players to renew their contracts, have taken away the elementary basis to continue the activities. The BWA will continue to exist as an association for professional billiard players and it is now a matter of giving birth to a new and workable concept that is acceptable to all parties. This will have to be proposed at the statutory general assembly where also a new board has to be elected; date and place will be communicated in due time.The resigning board invites creative minds and candidate board members to join forces to reach a solution in the interest of professional billiards. OTB

2004 Masters “Artistic Pool” Championship EVENT OPEN INVITATION PLAYER NOTICE Event Name: 2004 Masters “Artistic Pool” Championship (Sanctioned by WPA) Event Location: Super Billiards Expo at Valley Forge Convention Center (Lower Level) King of Prussia, PA Expo Producer: Allen Hopkins Productions ( (609.652.6116) Allen and Dawn Hopkins Event Dates: March 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2004 Scheduled Practice: Thursday 3/25/04 (11 AM - 4 PM) Players Meeting and Draw for Player Groupings: Thursday 3/25/04 (4 PM - 5 PM) Competition Sessions: Thursday 3/25/04: (7 PM - 12 Midnight) Friday 3/26/04: (12 Noon - 5 PM) (7 PM - 12 Midnight) Saturday 3/27/04: (12 Noon - 5 PM) (7 PM - 12 Midnight) Sunday 3/28/04: (11 AM - 2 PM) Awards Ceremony and Photo Shoot: Sunday 3/28/04 (2 PM - 3 PM) GTS/RACK Team Show: Sunday 3/28/04 (3 PM - 4PM) Gate Fee: $5.00 per session Guest Passes: Contact Allen Hopkins directly at 609.652.6116 (no email address) Staff Passes: Taken care of by tour administration/Allen Hopkins Sponsor Banners: Contact Allen Hopkins or Tom Rossman for information Equipment: Brunswick Gold Crowns, 860 Simonis Cloth, Centennial Balls/ Blue Circle Cue Balls Entry Fee: $250US, plus IAPA player membership $25US * (Field limited to 24 players) Open to anyone from 6 WPA Continental Federations * Required for eligibility to receive “end of the year” points funding for 1) Position of finish, 2) Discipline wins, and 3) Completion of program Note: All players must abide by code of conduct and dress requirements (explained in 2004 Program or go to for this information) Entry/Event Details Contact: Tom Rossman – 765.795.4968 Tournament Director: Steve Lillis – 973.728.5974 Program: 40 Shots/Challenges (8 disciplines with 5 in each) – 333 possible points Program Being Used: 2004 Updated Edition (Hardcopy version) – Pro Skill Level Program Cost: $10US, plus S/H Note: Email or call Tom Rossman for program purchase information Prize Fund: $10,000 minimum added ($5000 by Allen Hopkins Productions to top 8 positions, ($3600 to “player incentives”/”grass roots” positions 9th thru 24th, plus $1400 to top 8 positions – $5000 total) contributed by “Dr Cue” Promotions, plus 100% of all entry fees to top 8 positions. This prestigious event will feature the greatest superstars of “artistic pool” from around the world. In addition, champions from specific discipline skill levels and young experts of “artistic pool” are sure to enter. All are welcome to try their hand and cue at this beautiful art form. Thank you for your support and may each of you that enter play well. Sincerely, Tom Rossman, President WPA Artistic Pool Division Tour Events Financial Administrator OTB

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Billiard Congress of America (BCA) President Skip Nemecek announced the corporate sponsors of the 2004 BCA Open 9-Ball Championships: Connelly Billiards (Official Table), McDermott Cue Mfg. (Official Cue), Championship Billiard Fabric (Official Cloth), Econo Lodge (Hotel Partner), Imperial International (Official Ball), Tweeten Fibre Co. (Official Chalk), Sardo Tight Rack (Official Rack), Riviera Hotel & Casino (Official Host), BCA Leagues (Arena) and American Pool Players Association (Arena). “We’re very pleased with our slate of sponsors,” said Mr. Nemecek. “The 2003 event received 28 hours of airtime on ESPN and ESPN2. Each sponsor receives a rotating banner that appears in every broadcast, so they’re getting a great value for their investment.” Sponsorships are still available for title, presenting, furniture, lighting and arena. Companies may bid on these categories if their brand name or product does not infringe on the exclusive category sponsorships for table, cue, cloth, hotel, ball, chalk and rack. The 2004 BCA Open 9-Ball Championships will be held May 16-22, 2004, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Ralf Souquet and Karen Corr will defend their 2003 titles against fields of the top-64 men and top-64 women 9-Ball professionals in the world. Four entries in each division are reserved for winners of the BCA Open 9-Ball Qualifiers held January through March 2004. Tickets will go on sale February 2, 2004. Please visit for event, sponsorship and qualifier details. The BCA is a national non-profit organization, dedicated to providing its members with exceptional value by promoting and growing cue sports worldwide. The BCA supports its membership with educational programs, the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo, tournaments and other programs designed to make pool everybody’s game. For more information, please visit


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In January 2004, ESPN2 will air eight additional hours of the semi-final and final matches of the 2003 Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Open 9-Ball Championships (taped May 16 and 17, 2003, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV). All times are Eastern Standard Time and subject to change by ESPN2. Please check your local listings. Date Time Match January 12 5 p.m. Women’s Semifinals (Thornfeldt vs. Corr) January 12 6 p.m. Women’s Finals (Fisher vs. Corr) January 13 11 a.m. Women’s Semifinals (Thornfeldt vs. Corr) January 13 Noon Women’s Finals (Fisher vs. Corr) January 13 5 p.m. Men’s Semifinals (Immonen vs. Souquet) January 13 6 p.m. Men’s Finals (Bustamante vs. Souquet) January 14 11 a.m. Men’s Semifinals (Immonen vs. Souquet) January 14 Noon Men’s Finals (Bustamante vs. Souquet) Please visit for event and sponsorship details. OTB

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January 2004

Resurection - Part 10

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“Er . . . Ye . . .es, yes sir.” I stammered. My head turned down, my eyes stared a hole through the concrete. I was speechless. Turning slowly around, I breathed in deeply, then slowly headed to the double doors, confused. “You alright, son?” Tandy called out, raising his voice. “Yeah,” I said weakly, as the double doors closed behind me. A pervasive, permeating chill ran through me. Could it have been my imagination? Charley had said, “I’ll always be with you.” I shook off the implications and shot back into the Galleria. Suddenly a calmness had come over me, and it seemed to be enough. THE CROWD APPLAUDED LIGHTLY WHEN I CAME BACK into the arena. I gestured to them and went to my chair. Reyes had already returned, and was eyeing his shot. Joe handed me my cue. “Take an act of God for him to wiggle out of this one. He chuckled. Nod. Ever Ready had settled down and regained his composure. His posture was again confident. Though snookered, he had a different walk and theme in his manner. In the upper right corner pocket, the seven laid dead in the pocket. For Reyes to make the shot, he’d have to go three rails, a highly risky and illogical shot. Positioning himself, he eyed the rail, backed off, and studied the shot some more. Then suddenly smiled just enough for me to notice. Calmly he reset himself. To everyone’s surprise, he jacked his stick up slightly, stroked his cue several times, and then followed through. I didn’t see the shot until the last moment. Reyes was attempting to drive the cue ball into the rail so that it jumped backwards off the rail, went airborne over the cluster, and eventually rolled the seven into the jaws of the upper corner pocket. The cue ball went airborne, cleared three other balls and headed straight down the table to the seven. Striking the seven solidly into the pocket, it hit the upper rail, loped to the center of the table and stopped. The shot was tantamount to Willie Mays famous over the shoulder catch in the Polo Grounds. The crowd went nuts. The noise was deafening. Ever Ready lit up. He through back his shoulders and looked up to his fans and nodded, but quickly gathered his attention back to the table. Bitten once, he was reluctant to let it happen again. “Geez,” Joe said, “is that legal?” Nod. “And a super shot,” I said, “didn’t see it myself till the last moment.” Ever Ready, the endorphins working overtime, ran out the table and took a six four lead. With the momentum back, he attacked the diamond cluster by uncoiling his body and powering the cue ball into the next rack. If the fifteen object balls had been filled with dynamite the break would have blown the arena to pieces. The cue ball, as if choreographed, jumped up just enough for the table to clear out under it

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Final Standings – Open Division 1st $1500 Jody Thornton, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada 2nd $1100 Edwin Montel, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 3rd $650 Dave Black, Cheyenne, WY 4th $400 Tony Weert, Riverton, WY Top four finishers win a free entry into the 2004 Holiday “Classic” and a free entry into $75,000 NAPBA Professional Tournament. 5/6 $250 Damian Pongpanika, Salt Lake City, UT Nick Kruger, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 7/8 $200 Jim Winter, Billings, MT Rick John, Layton, UT 9-12 $150 Tommy Baker, Clearfield, UT Jeff Boucher, Helena, MT Britton Schwartzer, Livingston, MT Adam Sansaver, Bozeman, MT 13-16 $100 Miral Gamradt, Bozeman, MT Lee Hedglin, Bozeman, MT Wayne Chow, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Dave Rogers, Chugwater, WY $5550 Total Prize Fund Calcutta – Women’s Division Calcutta – Open Division 1st $675 1st $1555 nd nd 2 $450 2 $1200 rd rd 3 $300 3 $650 th th 4 $150 4 $350 $1575 Total Calcutta Fund 5/6 $125 each 7/8 $85 each $4175 Total Calcutta Fund Final Standings – Women’s Division 1st $800 Korie Boldt, Ronan, MT 2nd $600 Janet Dunks, Butte, MT 3rd $400 Jane Plant, Belgrade, MT 4th $245 Sky Tigart, Great Falls, MT Top four finishers win a free entry into the 2004 Holiday “Classic” and a free entry into $75,000 NAPBA Professional Tournament. 5/6 $150 Molly Jones, Livingston, MT Linda Asleson, Billings, MT 7/8 $100 Juanita Brown, Salt Lake City, UT Coleen John, Layton, UT $2545 Total Prize Fund Second Chance Tournaments Sorry, but the results for the second chance tournaments are unavailable at this time. That file is missing. Sorry about that. Prize fund for the second chance tournaments were $900 OTB Total $ amount involved in this tournament was $14,745

then drifted to the side rail and rebounded softly to the center of the table. Three balls tumbled off the table into pockets, two stripes and a solid. Again the crowd got into the act, responding boisterously, bellowing hoots, howls and whistles. “Get the feelin’ they like this guy, Keating?” Joe quipped. Nod. “Listen Keating, if it comes down to people takin’ sides, n’ it gets physical when this is over, hope ya don’t mind if I go with the crowd.” Nod. Ever Ready steadily, methodically ran the table. Seven four. Three more wins and he’d be on the hill. A wide charismatic grin spread wide on his face as he bowed like an actor completing a Broadway play. The crowd clapped heartily. Ever Ready knew how to bring his whole intimidating package to the match. “Force your mind away from the intimidation, Charley Sturgis’ ghost whispered. “Whatever it takes, don’t buy into your opponent’s tactics.” Taking in a deep breath, I slumped down in my chair, eased my head against my shoulder, closed my eyes, opened my mouth, and pretended to snore lightly. Ever Ready turned in my direction and apparently stopped in his tracks when he saw me. Slowly the crowd noticed. Like a wave moving quietly across the room, they caught on as the laughter started slow and increased. Playing my cards to the hilt, I breathed in deep and snorted. “Senor!” he growled, and tapped me on the shoulder. “Uhhh . . . yeah,” I replied, in a slumbering stupor. “We play pool or not?” he reprimanded arrogantly. “Uhhh . . . yeah,” I taunted, “my shot?” “Eeess my shot, Gringo. Eees my shot!” “Oh,” I said, sat up in my chair and stretched my eyes wide. He eyed me angrily then crossed back over to the table. Again, I slumped down in my chair. The crowd laughed. Ever Ready turned, looked at me, then raced over and complained to the referee. “Keating,” Joe mumbled, “you’re driving him ballistic.” “Elbow me, Joe,” I muttered through my teeth.” “Huh.” “Elbow me, Joe.” He did. Like a student caught sleeping by the teacher, I snapped up and sat alert. Stretching my eyes again as though I’d just woken from eight hours of sleep, I looked around as though I was lost. The crowd laughed, Ever Ready steamed, and the advantage had been won.



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Payout based on full field

Feb 14-15:

Mixed Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Race to 7 both sides - Texas Express - Double Elimination $50 entry $10 green fee Event open to the first 32 paid teams


Payout based on full field

All events in this series are played on 4.5 x 9 foot tables. Questions contact Clay Skidmore at McQ’s (509) 891-8357. Send entries to: McQ’s Billiards, 9614 E Sprague, Spokane, WA 99206

Check out our Weekly Tournaments Tuesdays & Thursdays Progressive Break & Run Pot

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Kim Scores Second Win

Immonen Wins Philipine Open

Ga Young Kim has won the final stop of the Daphne Asian Women’s 9Ball Tour. This was her second win on the tour. Kim Ga Young Kim defeated the former World Champion and top ranked female player in Asia, Liu Shin Mei, by a score of 11-6. Third and fourth places went to Jennifer Chen and Pan Xiao Ting respectively. Jennifer has also won two stops on the tour as well. OTB

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Monday USPPA 7PM

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1 Philippine Open & Invitational 9-Ball Championship - Manila Mika Immonen defeated Efren Reyes (hometown favorite) for the top spot at this event. Mika took the match by a score of 13-12. In the semi-finals he defeated Francisco Bustamante 10-8 and prevented the finals from becoming an all-Filipino final. Mika pocketed $20,000 while Efren took home $10,000.


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Salem, OR

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EAGLES CLUB #326 316 East Main- Bozeman, MT Jan 24: 9-Ball Singles $25 entry (g.f. incl.) Limit 32 - Start 11AM - $200 Added

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Photo and article by: Hoku Smith, Hawaiian Brian’s Staff

December 13-14, 2003 Zablan Triumphs in $10,000.00 9-Ball Tournament The $10,000.00 Aloha Open 9-Ball tournament held at Hawaiian Brian’s Billiards played to a packed house and included drawings for thousands of dollars in prizes and opportunities for pool players to prove they’ve “got game”. The 128 player field was filled nearly two weeks before the start of the popular Honolulu tournament. The “race to three” finals pitted unbeaten Lance Uyeda from the winner’s bracket and old-timer “Hawaiian Jay” Zablan emerging from the losers bracket. Winning the toss of the coin and the first break, Jay made the nine-ball on the break, then coasted to a 3-0 victory to claim the $3,500.00 first place check and the commemorative Hawaiian Brian’s 18k gold ring. Lance Uyeda took home the $1,800.00 second place check. 1 st $3,500 JAY ZABLAN 2 nd $1,800 LANCE UYEDA 3 rd $1,000 GREGG KAKUGAWA th 4 $500 GREG YAMASAKI 5/6 $300 LENNY LIANG, KURT KOBAYASHI 7/8 $220 JIMMY IDEMOTO, RON DANIELS 9/12 $150 AL SAVEA, KEVIN GALICINAO, STEWART TSUMOTO, SAM KIM 13/16 $110 BRANDON YAMAMOTO, MIKE LAU, RYAN LUM, WILSON CLEVELAND 17/24 $80 EVA TSENG, RANCE HASHIZAKI, RAYMOND TENDO, REID YOSHIMURA, RUDY STAMM, CHERI KOBASHIGAWA, AARON AKASHI, CHRIS KOYAMA 25/32 $60 DONALD BAPTISTE, JEFF DULAY, PANCHO SUMODA, TON-TON MIANA, MARY MATSUMOTO, DEAN KIPI, ELBRIDGE SMITH, EVAN KAKUGAWA OTB

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Gary E. Smith League Operator

Doubles 8-Ball December 19th , 2003 Kings Korner again had twenty-seven players for our December doubles tournament, which is a great turnout. I would like to thank Donna for tending to the score sheets. GOOD JOB! Here are the results; congratulations winners! 1st Jason Witt and Sue Miller 2nd Don Partyka and Anne George 3rd Dave Schwartz and Jo Shirek 4th Jack Salveson and Sara Wheden My appologies to the winners for not having your pictures. Circumstances prevented me from staying and snapping your winning smiles. Join us on January 16th, 2004 for our next blind draw doubles tournament. We’re all about fun here at: Kings Korner Casino & Billiards! OTB

Eagles State Mixed Doubles January 9-10-11, 2004 8-Ball - Entry $30 per team Must be Eagles Member to play Send entries to: Eagles Lodge 526 Lorie Lane Billings, MT 59105

Contact: Roger Diehl(406) 256-9200 Eagles (406) 248-4785

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January 24-25, 2004 Open 9-Ball $5,000 Payout Guaranteed Entry $55 + $10 green fee Texas Express - Double Elimination Race to 9 Winners / 7 Losers Limited to first 64 Paid entries Players meeting 8:45 AM Calcutta at 9 AM - Play starts at 10 AM

For Information Call Tournament Director Nita Saddler (509) 951-1207

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(509) 826-0338

CASCADE-CLASSIC POOL SEMINAR Slated for January 25th from: Andrew Monstis

The highly successful seminar plans its second session. It is set for Sunday, January 25th, at Classics Billiards, beginning at 10:30 am. Cost $60.. The six hour seminar is geared to instruct pool players of all skill levels. The goal of the seminar is to for top players to share their exclusive skills and techniques on fundamentals, shot execution, concentration and focus, methods and systems, shot making, game strategy, and more. Each seminar will cover different topics. This seminar will basically cover: Diamond Systems, Caroms, Stroking Technique, and a few surprises. This seminar is possible because of the support and sponsorship of Cascade Pool League, a BCA & VNEA players’ league, Classic Billiard Pool Hall on 122nd and SE Powell in Portland, Bigfoot Billiards, a table manufacturing, refurbishing and recovery business in Troutdale and Dragonfly tattoo Vancouver, WA And Cue Clean, (PCC Products) International Cue product company, based in Portland, Oregon. Thanks to outside support and sponsorship, the cost of this seminar, is affordable at $60 per person. Besides 5 hours of instruction, students will also receive

free lunch and seminar manual. “Top notch group!!!”… “Excellent”… “Highly impressed!”… “The instructors were skilled and interesting!”… “I liked the broad range of instruction”… These were some of comments from players from around the regional who participated in the November seminar. Glenn Atwell “We are making history”, Brad Gowin “We are meeting a need in our area that’s sorely needed”, Andrew Monstis , project coordinator. “It would be a great way to give back to the pool community something for the years of pool being very good to us “I’ve wanted to see this initiative in pool for several years and it has finally come together., Pat Schumacher “I am proud to be part of a team like this one providing such class instruction”, John Moribito “I had fun teaching and the student also had fun and want to do it again”. Inquiries or Registration applications-sign ups Contact: Cascade Pool League at 503-2524215 or Classic Billiards 503-761-2622. Future Team-taught Seminars are planned.


USPPA Announces Team Event The Biggest Little Pool Tournament In the World Just Got Bigger! The USPPA is happy to announce that they have just agreed to terms with the Sands Regency for a third tournament to be held August, commencing in 2004. The dates are 8/26 thru 8/ 29. The format will be a team event, open to all USPPA members who would like to form a team to compete in this inaugural event. Complete details regarding the event, eligibility and actual format are being formulated and will be released at the Sands Tournament in December, as well as through all USPPA Marketing Affiliates including AzBilliards,, and of course On The Wire in January. While final details are yet to be released, we can

Mosconi Cup

share a few interesting tidbits: 3 Person Teams, with an Average Limit per Team Free Entry for Teams with Qualifying Play Date Totals All Paid Entries Added to Prize Fund Bonus Pool for USPPA/BCA Sanctioned League Participants 9 Ball Only the First Year League Participation Not Required 4 ½ x 9 Diamond Tables provided By Western Regional Pool Tournaments. Oh, yes, we almost forgot - $15,000 to $ 20,000 Minimum Added Money. Sorry, that’s the best we could do on such short notice. See You at The Sands! - USPPA Press Release OTB

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Basic Aiming

such an honour to be a part of all this. Kim Davenport had everything to do with our win, he’s played a big part as well.” Archer “We’re here to win and this has turned into a big event and emotions run high. Animosity is created because once this starts, they’re not our friends, because you can’t beat your friends. We’re all trying to win but when it’s over we shake hands and become friends again. It would have meant just as much for them to have won so we don’t feel bad about it. Morris “This is like a second chance for me after my break from the game. It’s my greatest feeling and a real kickstart for me personally. I hope us winning this event will increase pool’s popularity.” Williams “Even though I didn’t make a point for the team this was my favourite Mosconi Cup because of the atmosphere. It was the most exciting with the most emotions and I’m proud to be on the team.” Strickland “It’s great to win. I told Charlie he’s the first guy not to make a point on the winning team but it was a team effort. We know the Europeans have a great team but our guys are good too and we showed what we are capable of.” OTB

which turns out to give the two points on the balls that actually make contact at “CP.” This demonstrates that the stick is almost never pointed at the spot on the object ball you actually want to contact. Geometry tells us the cut angles for each of these four cardinal fullnesses of hit. Full ball is pretty obviously a cut of zero degrees. Half ball is 30 degrees, which can be shown pretty easily with equilateral triangles, if you retain some of your high school geometry or mechanical drawing. It’s a little harder to work out that 3/4 full is a cut of 14.48 degrees, and 1/4 full cuts the ball 48.59 degrees. A friend of mine memorized the cut angles for thicknesses down to 64ths, so he could tell you that 51/64ths full is a cut of 12 degrees. I think the 1/2 ball angle is plenty for most people, since you have to judge the angles by eye anyway. Even if you don’t use the idea of fractional ball hits to aim, it is very useful to describe how full a shot is hit. In future columns, I’ll cover some other common aiming systems. OTB

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Oasis Bar 304 N Main

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2003 Money List Women 1. Karen Corr 2. Jeanette Lee 3. Allison Fisher 4. Helena Thornfeldt 5. Vivian Villarreal 6. Monica Webb 7. Kim Shaw 8. Jennifer Chen 9. Julie Kelly 10. Sarah Ellerby 11. Gerda Hofstatter 12. Ga Young Kim 13. Melissa Herndon 14. Belinda Campos 15. Ming Ng 16. Jeannie Seaver 17. Kim White 18. Laura Smith 19. Loree Jon Jones 20. Ewa Laurence

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January 17-18, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) Let’s Play Billiards - Forest Grove, OR March 20-21, 2004 (Standard 9-Ball) Dr Cue Billiards - Shoreline, WA April (tbd) 2004 (Annual Charity Event) The Cue Ball - Salem, OR June 19-20, 2004 (WPBA Qualifier sponsored by RT9) McQ’s Billiards - Spokane, WA July 17-18, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) Jillian’s - Seattle, WA September 18-19, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) BackStreet Billiards - Boise, ID November (tbd) 2004 (Year end 9-Ball) The Breaking Point - Lynnwood, WA



NorthWest Tours October 4-5, 2003 - City Lights Winner: Stan Tourangeau October 11, 2003 - Skyland Pub Winner: Glenn Atwell November 1-2, 2003 - Let’s Play Billiards Winner: Brett Seyler November 29-30, 2003 - City Lights Winner: Stan Tourangeau December 13-14, 2003 - Harvey’s Billiards Winner: Dan Louie January 10-11, 2004 - Open 9-Ball Dr Cue Billiards - Shoreline, WA $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 25) January 24-25, 2004 - Open 9-Ball Falls Club - Post Falls, ID $5,000 PAYOUT GUARANTEED (See Ad page 28) February 21-22, 2004 - Open 9-Ball The Cue Ball - Salem, OR (See Ad page 12) $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED March 20, 2004 - Open 8-Ball Mingles, Moscow, ID $500 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 34) 2004 Tour Stops McQ’s - Spokane, WA (April 2004 TBA)

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PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED (253) 939-6690 8-Ball “C” $5+$1 g.f. Great American Casino (See ad p23) (425) 347-1669 9-Ball Amateur $10 $150 (253) 952-2302 8-Ball SL2,3 + non-league $5 100% ($100 max) Tall Timbers (See ad p30) Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Singles $5 50% Maggie O’Toole’s (See ad p26) (253) 584-3278 9-Ball $5 100% (360) 424-3515 8 Ball - Women’s $5 100% River City (See ad p15) Spotlight (See ad p26) (425) 277-7850 9-Ball No “A” Players $5 100% w/16+ (206) 938-3598 8-Ball $5 100% Legends (See ad p26) North City (See ad p29) (206) 362-1443 8-Ball Scotch Doubles $3/player 100% Dock Street Landing (See ad p24) (253) 272-5004 8-Ball $5 Matching Great American Casino (See ad p23) (425) 347-1669 9-Ball $10 $150 (425) 438-8449 8-Ball $5 Free g.f. 100% The New Grove (See ad p25) Vintage (see ad p14) (253) 835-1468 9-Ball Call 100% w/16+ Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 564-9454 8-Ball $5 Matching Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Spot Option $5 50% Corner Pub (See ad p26) (425) 771-8192 8-Ball $5 100% The Club (See ad p12) (509) 422-1907 8 Ball Call Pocket FREE $5/player Spotlight (See ad p26) (425) 277-7850 8-Ball No “A” Players $5 100% w/16+ Have your weekly pool tournaments listed here Call 406-285-3099 to see how Wild Spirits (425) 228-7950 8-Ball $5+$2 g.f. 100% (206) 365-1187 9 Ball - Texas Express $15M/$10W $25 Dr. Cues (See ad p25) McQ’s (See ad p27) (509) 891-8357 9 Ball - Texas Express $5+$2 g.f. $50 Log Cabin (See ad p29) (253) 863-2905 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Matching Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 Ball in hand Call Pocket $5 $3/player Elkhorn (See ad p26) (509) 493-1939 9-Ball $5 $2.50/player Shotze’s (See ad p26) (360) 403-7665 8 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $7/player Great American Casino (See ad p23) (425) 347-1669 8-Ball-Amateur Tourny $5 $150 The New Grove (See ad p25) (425) 438-8449 8-Ball Womens Qual. $5 Free g.f. 100% Tall Timbers (See ad p30) (253) 952-2302 8 Ball - Modified TAP $5 100% ($100 max) Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 Scotch Doubles $5 50% Longhorn Saloon (See ad p33) (253) 581-2580 8 Ball - Open Tables $5 Pays 75% field Riverside Billiards (See ad p26) (360) 848-9767 8-Ball “C” & Below-Vegas $7.50 Spotlight (See ad p26) (425) 277-7850 8-Ball Women $5 100% w/16+ 8-Ball Call Pocket $3 Matching Sage Bar & Grill (See ad p26) (509) 534-9908 Sharkey’s (See ad p26) (253) 863-0742 9-Ball $5 $$$ City Lights (See ad p7) (253) 383-3301 9 Ball - Texas Express $9 $150 w/25

TIME 6:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM

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Everett The New Grove (See ad p25) (425) 438-8449 Meat Shoot $5 Free g.f. 7:00PM Fircrest Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 564-9454 9-Ball $5 Matching 7:30PM Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Singles $5 50% 7:30PM Lakewood Maggie O’Toole’s (See ad p26) (253) 584-3278 8-Ball $5 100% 7:00PM Olympia Frankie’s (See ad p33) (360) 412-1330 9 Ball - Valley $5 Matching 7:00PM Renton Sunset Billiards (See ad p15) (425) 255-7225 9-Ball $10 50% 7:30PM Support The on These Pages8-Ball because Your Community Renton Wild Advertisers Spirits (425)Pool 228-7950 WomenThey Support $5+$2Pool g.f. in100% 8:00PM !!! (206) 365-1187 9-Ball B & Below $10 $$$ 6:30PM Seattle Dr Cues (See ad p25) Spokane McQ’s (See ad p27) (509) 891-8357 8 Ball - BCA $5+$2 g.f. $50 7:30PM Tacoma Cue & Cushion (See ad p30) (253) 536-1531 9 Ball $5+$2 g.f. $5/player 6:30PM Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 8 Ball - Call Pocket/Ball In Hand $3 $2/player 8:00PM White Salmon Elkhorn (See ad p26) (509) 493-1939 8-Ball $5 $50+based on field 7:00PM (206) 367-4060 8 Ball-Vegas Call Pocket $5 50% 7:30PM Woodinville McCorry’s (See ad p29) Everett P C’s Pub (See ad p33) (425) 258-9465 8 Ball - B & below $5 200% 8:00PM Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p30) (425) 339-8876 Pool Shoot $3 7:30PM Everett Omak Shorthorn Tavern (See ad p29) (509) 826-0338 8 or 9 Ball $5 7:00PM Renton Mike’s Place (See ad p30) (425) 255-9213 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 8:00PM Shoreline North City (See ad p29) (206) 362-1443 8-Ball $3/player 100% 7:30PM Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 8 Ball - Call Pocket FREE $2/player 8:00PM Everett The New Grove (See ad p25) (425) 438-8449 9-Ball - Open Qual. $5 Free g.f. 100% 7:00PM Everett Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p30) (425) 339-8876 Pool Shoot $3 6:30PM Fircrest Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 564-9454 9-Ball $5 100% 2:00PM Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 Scotch Doubles $5 50% 5:30PM (509) 422-1907 8 Ball - Vegas Rules FREE $5/player 6:00PM Okanogan The Club (See ad p12) Renton Mike’s Place (See ad p30) (425) 255-9213 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 2:00PM Ridgefield Sportsmen’s (See ad p26) (360) 887-8805 8 Ball - Call Pocket $2 Matching 7:30PM (253) 863-2905 8-Ball $5 Matching 2:00PM Sumner Log Cabin (See ad p29) Tacoma 72nd St (See ad p30) (253) 472-8806 8-Ball Scotch Doubles $5 Matching 2:00PM Tacoma Cue & Cushion (See ad p30) (253) 536-1531 8 Ball $5+$2 g.f. $5/player 2:00PM Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 Slop Pool $2 Meat 8:00PM Arlington Shotze’s (See ad p26) (360) 403-7665 9 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $7/player 3:00PM Everett Great American Casino (See ad p23) (425) 347-1669 8-Ball $10 100% 8:00PM Federal Way Vintage (see ad p14) (253) 835-1468 8-Ball Call 100% w/16+ 6:00PM Lakewood Longhorn Saloon (See ad p33) (253) 581-2580 9-Ball - Open Tables $5 Pays 75% field 8:00PM Okanogan Club (See ad p12) (509) 422-1907 9 Ball - Vegas Rules $5 Matching 2:00PM (360) 412-1330 8 Ball - Valley $5 Matching 6:00PM Olympia Frankie’s (See ad p33) Parkland Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 538-0280 8-Ball New TD $5 $$$ 4:00PM Renton Sunset Billiards (See ad p15) (425) 255-7225 8-Ball Race to 2 $7+$3 g.f. 2:00PM Seattle Dr Cues (See ad p25) (206) 365-1187 9 Ball - USPPA $10+$3 g.f. Qualifier 2:30PM Spokane Double Dribble (See ad p26) (509) 468-7946 8 Ball $5 $30 8:00PM Tacoma City Lights (See ad p7) (253) 383-3301 8 Ball - Vegas Rules $5 100% 2:00PM

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LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED Club Underground (See ad p29) (503) 649-1006 8-Ball $5 or $3 $3/player Hot Shots (503) 644-8869 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express $6+$1 Skyland (503) 661-6464 8-Ball B & Below $3 Hot Shots (503) 644-8869 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express $6+$1 Let’s Play Billiards (See ad p13) (503) 992-7529 8-Ball $10 $50 Illusions (503) 760-4794 Pool Tournament $5 Matching Sam’s Billiards (See ad p30) (503) 282-8266 8 Ball - Texas Express $5 (503) 391-4912 8-Ball $5 Sharky’s (See ad p28) Hot Shots (503) 644-8869 9 Ball - Open $6+$1 Wichita Pub (See ad p24) (503) 654-4201 8-Ball - House Rules $5 Matching Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) (503) 769-7588 8-Ball $5 Matching Skyland (503) 661-6464 8-Ball B & Below $3 Club Underground (See ad p29) (503) 649-1006 9-Ball $5 or $3 $3/player Hot Shots (503) 644-8869 Alternating $6+$1 50% Classic Billiards (See ad p30) (503) 443-6166 9 Ball ‘C’ $5+$2 g.f. K C Midway (503) 656-9501 9-Ball Texas Express $5 $75/1st w/16 Jammer’s (See ad p12) (503) 362-7494 9 Ball-B & Below Qualifier $5 Matching Sharky’s (See ad p28) (503) 391-4912 8 Ball $5 Matching Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) (503) 769-7588 Blind Dr Scotch Dbls $5 Matching K C Midway (503) 656-9501 9-Ball/8-Ball Alternating $10 K C Midway (503) 656-9501 8 Ball BCA rules $5 $75/1st w/16 JoQ’s (See ad p13) (503) 287-4210 9-Ball with Break Pot $5 Jammer’s (See ad p12) (503) 362-7494 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $5 $5/player Sharky’s (See ad p28) (503) 391-4912 9-Ball $5 Club Underground (See ad p29) (503) 649-1006 8-Ball $5 or $3 $3/player Let’s Play Billiards (See ad p13) (503) 992-7529 9-Ball $10 $100 K C Midway (503) 656-9501 9 Ball - Race 4/3 $5 $75/1st w/16 Classic Billiards (See ad p30) (503) 761-2622 Straight Pool (3rd Sun.) $10+$2 g.f. Have your weekly pool tournaments listed here Call 406-285-3099 to see how Greek Village (503) 643-2119 9-Ball $5 50% NiteHawk (See ad p14) (503) 285-7177 8 Ball $3M/$2W $100 Sam’s Billiards (See ad p30) (503) 282-8266 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $10+$2 g.f. Jammers (See ad p12) (503) 362-7494 8 Ball - BCA Rules $3 Matching Sharky’s (See ad p28) (503) 391-4912 9-Ball $5 Bullwackers (See ad p5) (406) 259-9865 8 Ball $5 $25 Corner Pocket (See ad p11) (406) 248-3314 8-Ball $5 King’s Korner (See ad p10) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball $10 $5/player Bullwackers (See ad p5) (406) 259-9865 9 Ball $5 $25 King’s Korner (See ad p10) (406) 256-8946 9-Ball $10 $5/player Mr Ed’s (See ad p30) (406) 782-3700 8 Ball $5 $2.50/player


TIME 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:15PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 10:00AM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 7:30PM 3:00PM 6:30PM 11:00AM 2:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM 1:00PM 9:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM

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LOCATION Classic 50’s (See ad p29) Hard Times (See ad p14) Edge Casino (See ad p2) Eagles Lodge (See ad p28) McDermott Tour (See ad p25) Kings Korner (See ad p10) Sunset (See ad p15) NWPA (See ad p5) Elkhorn (See ad p7) Eagles/VFW (See ad p15) McQ’s (See ad p27) CA Billiard Club (See ad p20) Players Open (See ad Dec) Eagles #326 (See ad p28) McDermott Tour (See ad p28) River City Billiards (See ad p15) City Lights (See ad p7) Edge Casino (See ad p2) Jillians (See ad p16) Hard Times (See ad p14) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) McCorry’s (See ad p29) McQ’s (See ad p27) Kings Korner (See ad p10) The Club (See ad p12) American Legion (See ad p7) McDermott Tour (See ad p12) CA Billiard Club (See ad p20) Eagles #326 (See ad p28) Harvey’s (See ad p11) WBPPA (See ad p8) WBPPA (See ad p8) WBPPA (See ad p8) Sands Regency (See ad p22) Sands Regency (See ad p22) Shotze’s (See ad p25) Eagles #326 (See ad p 28) McDermott Tour (See ad p11) NWPA (See ad p5) CA Billiard Club (See ad p20) Classic 50’s (See ad p29)

PHONE (406) 453-0136 (916) 332-8793 (406) 590-7849 (406) 256-9200 (206) 365-1187 (406) 256-8946 (425) 255-7225 (206) 920-1936 (509) 493-1939 (406) 442-0014 (509) 891-8357 (650) 965-3100 (406) 628-7883 (406) 587-9996 (509) 951-1207 (360) 739-4075 (253) 383-3301 (406) 449-4997 (206) 223-0300 (916) 332-8793 (406) 453-0136 (206) 367-4060 (509) 891-8357 (406) 256-8946 (509) 422-1907 (360) 675-5266 (503) 362-9740 (650) 965-3100 (406) 587-9996 (206) 719-2695 BCA League Opr. BCA League Opr. BCA League Opr. (310) 821-8858 (310) 821-8858 (425) 220-9051 (406) 587-9996 (208) 882-2050 (206) 920-1936 (650) 965-3100 (406) 453-0136

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Doubles Limit 32 One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Men & Women Eagles State Mixed Doubles 9-Ball at Dr Cue Billiards 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 9-Ball Open Limit 64 9-Ball at Let’s Play Billiards 8-Ball Limit 32 8-Ball M & W - Kerry Resch 8-Ball Class B One Pocket/9-Ball 4 Person Team Singles 9-Ball Singles Limit 32 9-Ball at Falls Club - Limit 64 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles APA Team Tournament Open Doubles - Bud Sautter 9-Ball Open One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Mixed Doubles 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 9-Ball Texas Express 8-Ball Team (4 person) 9-Ball at The Cue Ball One Pocket/9-Ball Women’s State Doubles Artistic Pool Championship 8-Ball Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Singles 8-Ball Teams 9-Ball Bar Table 8-Ball Bar Table 9-Ball Spring Classic Limit 40 8-Ball Open Doubles 8-Ball at Mingles 9-Ball at Dr Cue’s One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball Singles

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ENTRY $50 $20 ea $40+$10 g.f. $30 $40+$10 g.f. $5/player $30+$5 g.f. Call $25 $25M/$20W $35+$5 g.f. $20 ea $100/team $25 $55+$10 g.f. $40 $75+$20 $30 $30 incl. g.f. $20 ea $20 $35/player $50+$10 g.f. $5/player $40 $110 $40+$10 g.f. $20 ea $20 $35+$10 g.f. $25-$35+$5 $25-$35+$5

ADDED $500 $300 ea $2250 w/full fields $1,000 Guar. Matching $500 w/48 min. $200 $600 $2,900 Payout $300 ea $3,050 $200 $5,000 Payout $300 w/full field $2,000 w/32 $300 $1500 $300 ea $300

$2,300 Payout Matching $500 $200+ $1,000 Guar. $300 ea $600+ $500 $$$ $$$ $125-$175+$25 $$$ $100 $10,000 $100 $10,000 $60 $1,000 $30 $200 $25+$10 g.f. $500 Guar Call $20 ea $300 ea $25+$10 g.f. $300

TIME 9:00AM Noon 7:00PM 10:00AM Call 6:45PM 10:00AM Call 8:30AM 9:00AM Call 1:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 10:00AM 9:30AM 8:30AM Noon 9:00AM Noon 1:00PM 10:00AM Call 6:45PM 11:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM 1:00PM 10:00AM Call 9:00AM 1:00PM 6:00PM 10:00AM 10:00AM Call 11:00AM 10:00AM Call 1:00PM 1:00PM


NorthWest Tours McDermott NorthWest Tour Champions

Stan Tourangeau Won @ City Lights October 3, 2003

Glenn Atwell Won @ Skyland October 10, 2003

Brett Seyler Won @ Let’s Play Billiards November 1-2, 2003

JANUARY 2004 Tournaments January 10-11, 2004 - Open 9-Ball * Dr Cues - Shoreline, WA

$1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 25) $40 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 9/7 - Finals (1) Race to 11 Limited to 64 players

January 24-25, 2004 - Open 9-Ball * Falls Club - Post Falls, ID $5,000 PAYOUT GUARANTEED

(See Ad page 28) $55 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 9/7 - Texas Express Limited to 64 players

Stan Tourangeau Won @ City Lights November 29-30, 2003

Dan Louie Won @ Harvey’s December 13-14, 2003

FEBRUARY 2004 Tournament February 21-22, 2004 - Open 9-Ball * The Cue Ball - Salem, OR $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED

(See Ad page 12) $40 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 7/6 - Finals (1) Race to 9 Texas Express - Sign-up 9am - Play starts at 10am

MARCH 2004 Tournament March 20, 2004 - Open 8-Ball * Mingles, Moscow, ID $500 ADDED GUARANTEED $25 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 5/4 - BCA Rules - Limit 32 Players Meeting 10AM - Starts at 10:30AM

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