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WPBA Is Back at the Beach The Nation’s Top Professional Female Billiard Players Return to Chinook Winds Casino Resort (see ad page35) National 9–Ball Championship brings renowned players to Oregon, November 8-12 LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Allison Fisher, Karen Corr, Jennifer Barretta and 60 more of the world’s top female billiards players are scheduled to appear in Lincoln City, Oregon. Wednesday, November 8 through Sunday, November 12. The ladies of the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) will compete in the Cuetec Cues National 9-Ball Championship at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The tension will be high and the playing will be tough. But for die hard fans, recent admirers and those who are just curious, this is an event that can’t be missed. This opportunity provides those who watch the matches on ESPN the chance to see them live and in person. Fans were not disappointed in 2005 as #6 Vivian “Texas Tornado” Villarreal took on the world #5 player Ga-Young “Little Devil Girl” Kim. Villarreal went into the finals undefeated in the tournament and awaited her eventual opponent Kim as she took on England’s Allison Fisher. In the race to 7 games Kim out played #1 ranked Fisher 7 to 5 and then #4 Monica Webb 7-4. The tension was high as the final match between Villarreal and Kim was set to be played. An American National Title holder was a possibility once again as Villarreal battled hard against one of the Schedule and Ticket Prices Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. Pro-Am Celebrity Shootout – proceeds to benefit My Sisters’ Place VIP (includes reception) $25 General Admission $10 Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10 Cuetec Cues WPBA National 9 Ball Tournament Day Session Competitions 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7.50 Evening Session Competitions 6 p.m. to midnight $7.50 Saturday, November 11 Cuetec Cues WPBA National 9 Ball Tournament Day Session Competitions, Noon to 4 p.m. $10 Evening Session Competitions 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. $10 Sunday, November 12 Cuetec Cues WPBA National 9 Ball Tournament 1-7pm Semi-Final #1 1:00 p.m. Semi-Final #2 After Semi #1 Championship Finals After Semi #2 One ticket good for all three matches (all day pass) $25 For more information, or to obtain tickets, call 1-888-MAIN-ACT (624-6228) or Tickets West, 1-800-992-TIXX (8499) or 541-996-5775. Chinook Winds Casino Resort, located on the beach in Lincoln City, is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

hottest players on tour and the reigning Cuetec Cues U.S. Open Champion. The match came to a head at 6-6 with the crowd intent on every play. The break went to Villarreal in the final game. After a tough break Kim ran out the rack for the match and the title. On Wednesday, November 8th, at 7 p.m., the Pro-Am Celebrity Shootout will benefit My Sisters’ Place, a local shelter for women and children. At this pay-to-play event, members of the public can bid to play against or with one of the ladies of the WPBA. All ticket and bid monies collected will be donated to My Sister’s Place. Last year’s Shootout event raised almost $6,000.

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Newcomer Wins McQ’ s Labor Day Open McQ’s By David Teller

Sept 2-3, 2006 start, Cardinal gained control Damien Pongpanik of Salt of the tempo and overcame a Lake City, a newcomer to 6-2 deficit to win 9-8. Mark Tad the Spokane nine ball open, finished tied for fifth place. rebounds from a brief stint In his next match, Cardinal met in the loser’s bracket to Louie. Again Cardinal got off beat Todd Marsh twice, and, to a slow start falling behind 7thankful to God for his talent, 2. Cardinal’s rally fell short, wins the tournament for the losing to Louie 9-8. first time. The top female finisher was Pongpanik lost to Marsh 9Linda Dick, who went 2-2 4 in the final match for the during the tournament, but did A-side, also called the not place. driver’s seat. He halted a The nine ball open is played on surging Dan Louie in the Brunswick Gold Crowns with loser’s bracket 9-1. In the red circle cue balls. The rematch, Pongpanik’s tournament is sponsored by Damian Pongpanik, Nita Saddler (Tournament Director), Todd Marsh momentum continued as he Quality Inn, Alaskan Amber, beat Marsh 9-5 and again 9-7. Kokanee, Red Bull, A.P.P.L., Budweiser and 1800 Tequila. Louie tightened up his game after being knocked out of the winner’s McQ’s is located at 9614 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA. bracket 9-8 by Marsh in a quarter final match. For questions about future tournaments call Nita Saddler at He then beat Mark Vinagradov 9-4 George (509) 891-8357. Holem 9-4, Randy Camantigue 9-7. He won 9Break down of prize money pay out 8 against two-time Canadian national champion $1250 Damien Pongpanik 1st Kevin Cardinal of Edmonton, Alberta. Louie 2 nd $850 Todd Marsh finished in third place in his loss to Pongpanik. 3 rd $550 Dan Louie th Cardinal, another tournament newcomer, made $300 Kevin Cardinal 4 a strong performance. In a quarter-final match 5-6 $200 Randy Camantigue, Mark Tademy on the A-side, he fell behind to Marsh 7-2. 7-8 $125 Marvin Nash, George Holem Cardinal rallied back to go 8-8 with Marsh. After 9-12 $75 Scott Chandler, Wayne Boyd, Marsh’s miss on the nine ball, Cardinal missed Merv White, Mark Vinagradov a straight, table-length shot. In the loser’s bracket Cardinal met IPT tour Dan Louie member Mark “Tad” Tademy. After another slow

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Cadillac Island Casino

Jessie “Rocket” Killian Wins Again by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sept 16, 2006 Pool may not be rocket science to most of us. But you may want to ask Jessie Killian who is majoring in Math and Physics. She is someone who has the ability to calculate the physics and math that it takes to create angles, patterns and ultimate run-outs. She may have a job with NASA after receiving her degree. Maybe shooting for the stars won’t be a cliche as much as it would be shooting pool in outer space. While the (l to r) Revelina Morales, Jessie Killian dreams and aspirations may involve the known universe back here on earth, Jessie won her second tournament in a row. The same scenario as the last tournament. Jessie “Rocket” Kilian had to come from the one-loss side to face Revelina Morales in the finals. The difference being that this time Jessie wasted no time in claiming her victory with 7-3 and 7-2 defeats of Revelina. There was not going to be the hillhill matches of the last tournament. The WWR would like to thank Hard Times Billiards for hosting this tournament and for their continued support.

(l to r) Kevin Cardinal, StanTourangeau Story by Mike Jensen

The August $ 1000.00 Added tournament at the Cadillac Island in Longview, Washington was eight ball alternating breaks. The top two finishers were Canadian Champions, Stan Tourangeau and Kevin Cardinal with Bob Zack and Tim Robertson a respectful 3rd and 4th place. The last four on the winner side put Stan against Northwest Champion Glenn Atwell and Kevin Cardinal bumping heads with Chad Bisconer. Stan and Kevin advanced to play for the point match. Stan won the point and waited for Bob Zack and Kevin to face off. Kevin pulled off a close win over Bob to get another chance at the I.P.T. Member Stan. Kevin needed to defeat Stan twice in the double elimination format, but in a hill, hill first set Stan pulled out the win. Island Casino’s pay high B player out of the money a crisp $ 100.00 bill. This time it went to our friend Stan “The Tax Man” Alameda from Bend OR. We had a blind draw Calcutta that turned out to be a lot of fun and some extra cash for players as well as rail birds. Tim Robertson drew Stan for $230.00, Kevin Cardinal drew himself for $140.00. Ken Dodd drew Bob Zack for $90.00. Thanks to everyone for your support of the Island Casino’s Pool tournaments. 4 th Tim Robertson 1st Stan Tourangeau nd th 5 Glenn Atwell, Chad Bisconer 2 Kevin Cardinal Ken Dodd, Jonathan Hahn 7 th Bob Zack 3 rd

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Cue Ball

Four Qualify for U.S. Amateur Championships

The APA is reporting that the Preliminary Round held at the Cue Ball in Salem, OR – September 23rd qualified the following players for the U.S. Open Amateur Championships. Steven J Franco Auburn, WA Sandy D Greenlee Vancouver, WA Joseph W O’Connor Tacoma, WA Cedric A Sloan Hillsboro, OR The nation’s top amateur pool players will converge on Atlanta, Ga., the first weekend of November for the 2006 U.S. Amateur Pool Championship – conducted by the American Poolplayers Association (APA). For the second consecutive year, Mr. Cues II in Atlanta was

both a Men’s and Women’s Division, with the winner of each division advancing to a pro

of 8-Ball.The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. More than 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually.

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tournament in 2007. The Women’s Division will feature 27 players, while the Men’s Division will field 128 players. Each competitor qualified in the Preliminary Rounds held throughout the country Sept. 23-24. Both champions will automatically return to the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2007 to defend their titles. U.S. Amateur Championship participants compete in a double elimination tournament, race-to-7, with a maximum of five games of 8Ball and eight games of 9-Ball. Once the field is narrowed to the top two competitors, the final match becomes a single elimination race-to-11 with up to 13 games of 9-Ball and eight games

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two other object balls, separate and D ball pockets in D pocket. The cue ball goes to the right and avoids D ball travel line. The two solo balls must not be disturbed by any means. A scratch is allowed and the cue ball and D ball may make additional contacts after initial hit. Here are a few helpful hints on how to execute this great shot. Instead of aiming straight at the D ball and just using high right English for the bank, I begin by aiming straight in line with D balls vertical axis and then pivot the butt of my cue to the left. The amount of pivot is so the center of my cue shaft is aimed between one quarter and three eights in from the right side of D ball, in other words I’m cutting the D ball to the left slightly. The elevation of my cue is between 10 to 15 degrees. Remember, this will be high right English. I also use an open V bridge. Be sure to get your bridge hand out of the way - both balls will quickly come back at your hand. When you master this one, you will definitely impress your friends.

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Intentional Miscues

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San Francisco Billiard Academy Usually a miscue is an accident that leads to a missed shot or missed position. Lack of chalk is often the problem although a faulty stroke that lands the tip too far from the center of the ball can also be the cause. Some miscues are done on purpose. I remember one old-time carom player who was an expert at the sly miscue. At carom billiards — the kind without any pockets — you are expected to play some shot even if there was very little chance to score. The old-timer, when faced with such a situation, could be expected to miscue and by some miracle the cue ball would roll to where the shot would be pretty hard for the incoming player. If it wasn’t intentional, the odds against so many consecutive coincidences is astronomical. Bob Jewett When I was first learning to play, there was a pretty good pool shooter who used to practice miscuing while still making the nine ball. All the better to keep his fish on the line. Here are five shots I’ve seen at pool where a miscue is used to accomplish a goal. Shot A is the usual beginner’s jump shot where the cue is level but it strikes the cue ball so low that the jump takes the cue ball over the blocker to pocket the hidden ball. I hope no one reading this article is still at that level. Shot B is a similar situation, but the problem is avoiding a double hit rather than getting a good hit. If you miscue, the cue ball jumps up and avoids being hit by the cue stick a second time, maybe. Shot C and D are for the same position. The object ball is close to the cushion, the cue ball is only a quarter-inch from the object ball, and the player is afraid of stroking toward the ball for fear of a double hit. Shot C is accomplished not like B with a normal miscue, since that would get too much energy into the object ball and it would likely strike the stick

after it came off the cushion. Instead, the cue stick is brought forward under the edge of the cue ball by maybe 1/8-inch. Then, rather than a forward stroke, the stick is lifted straight up, the tip hits the cue ball a glancing blow, and just enough speed goes into the cue ball to get the object ball to the cushion. You might not call this a miscue but I do. The shot can also be accomplished by dropping the stick or waggling it sideways. Shot D comes from snooker. The goal is again to get the object ball softly to the cushion. The tip is aimed clear outside the cue ball and at a right angle to the line you want to send the cue ball along. The tip is so far off-center that a miscue is guaranteed. With a little practice you can get a cushion in this situation without noticeably hitting the cue ball with the side of your ferrule. Finally, Shot E is usually shown as a trick shot. The cue ball and object (Intentional Miscues continued on page 29)

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Do You Have a Dominant Eye? Samm Diep © September 2006

Have you ever wondered whether or not you have a dominant eye or how it might affect your pool game? Have you ever checked? Do you know how to check? Many people have never checked and don’t know how to. The dominant eye is the eye that looks directly at an object, while the nondominant eye looks at the same object at a slight angle. Understanding and recognizing this concept can aid in

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From The Work Bench by: Pat Sheehan See ad page 10

FROM THE ASHES THE OLD BECOMES NEW The first time I went into Grand Central Market was 1945. We had been raising chickens and Dad and Mom were very good at it. They bought a place on 109th and Division that had 16 chickens and one very aggressive rooster. The next year we had 200 chickens and we needed a place to keep the dressed ones. Grand Central had a very large Freezer in the basement and rented lockers to keep food frozen. I always enjoyed the excitement of going to the market for there was so much to see and so much going on. The folks sold the farm and we didn’t have occasion to go back until 1956 when Dad and I were called on to set up 6 - 4x8 pool table and 1 - 5x10 snooker for the change in the Market . The market was to be changed to Grand Central Bowl and it was to be the finest in Pat Sheehan the city. As we arrived Bill Hulen was busy with his new plastic art process creating the most unusual 3 dimensional murals. Bill used a filled polyester plastic with color to create scenes that to this day jump out to be viewed. The fighting stallions in the Billiard room was my favorite and it has survived to this day. I constantly watched him out of the corner of my eye, and he came over and as Dad was putting the plaster of Paris in the seams commented that the plastic resins would do a great job for it had the ability to move with the slate . Of course Dad said that Plaster was always used and it was good enough for him, but I never forgot Bill and his process and I began to experiment with the Tap 500 filled polyester and when Dad was around I used for all types of repair. It became available as Bondo later and replaced the lead method of repairing dents in the automotive section. Grand Central Bowl became a major part of my life for the next 50 years. Herman Levin became my best friend and mentor. Whatever Herman wore, I wore; however Herman phrased his words, I phrased mine. Herman loved the bowling lanes and the business, but he had a shock and was told that he had a very short time to live. He had complete failure of both kidneys. At that time there was no hope and he was told to put his house in order and prepare for death. Herm put an add in Wall Street Journal and it was answered by Stuart Legris. The sale price was agreed and a hand shake given. Stu went back to Seattle to get ready to move to Portland . Herman’s doctor called him with great news. A machine was developed that could take over the Kidneys function and he would live as long as he went on a regular visit to this Dialysis machine. He called Stu with the good news. Stu informed him that he had given notice to his employer, sold his house and was prepared to move. “I shook the hand of a gentleman whose word I knew was good.” There was no contract written that could have been broken but both men lived by their word. A new era began at Grand Central and I had a new hero. I moved into the basement and built a shop where we would be building the Sheehan pool table for 6 years. We never had a lease there was no first and last and the rent was very reasonable; however, I never had to reach into my pocket for Stu always had some task for us to do. Cover tables, build the control desk, remodel this or that, build pool tables to match the Anniversary. He was always concerned with my well being and would offer advice and help when I needed it. Stu had a spring to his step when he walked through the lanes that never told his age. I asked him how he did it and his answer was, “It kills me but I will not let them know.” Now that I am at that age I know just what he meant and I try not to let them know, but after that flight with a set of slate it’s tough. Stu always looked straight ahead and never down or back. It was a point that I admired in him but it was his down fall. He went over to the produce company that boarded his parking lot to tell them that their produce trucks were taking up his customer spaces during league. As always he looked straight ahead and went right off the loading dock. The injuries proved fatal and I lost a great friend. I could not respect the new management and for several years I did not set foot in the Bowl and finally it closed down and I felt that an era had come to an end, but I got a call from another good friend, Dan Lanzen. Concepts entertainment was to blow new life into Grand Central. And the Anniversary tables were to be restored to their original glory and the Men of the Cloth were the ones to do it . The perimeter of the building would be retail shops and the core bowling like it has never been seen in Portland. Overstuffed chairs and sofas with tables. Drinks served at your lane. A brand new billiard room will be on the second floor with it’s own bar and food service. We took the tables down and moved them to storage until final plans are made. The renovation will take eight months but a new and better Grand Central Market will rise from the ashes and debris. Next month we will be telling the story of the tables that were born on that 100th Anniversary in the life of the Brunswick Balke Collender Co. That year changed the billiard table for ever.

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Byrne’s Complete Book of Pool Shots ABOUT THE AUTHOR: B YRNE has won R OBERT tournaments in 8-ball, 9-ball and straight pool. In 1999 he won both the National Senior and National Amateur tournaments in threecushion billiards. Named “Best Billiard Writer” by Billiards Digest, his books and videos on pool have sold nearly a million copies. Byrne was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in 2001. He lives in Dubuque, IA.

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Editors Note: Excerpts reprinted with permission of the author, Robert Byrne.

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Topspin Topspin, or follow, is the most common type of cue ball rotation because it’s what you get when you simply roll a ball down the table. Natural roll, in which there is no slippage between the ball and the cloth, is, believe it or not, the most topspin you can put on a cue ball when you shoot it down the table. Hit a cue ball in the center and it will slide for a short distance before the friction of the cloth converts the slide into natural roll. To give the cue ball natural roll from the moment it is struck, the tip of the cue must contact the cue ball halfway form the center to the top. A higher hit means a miscue, consequently there is no way to put an excess of topspin on the cue ball. As scientist George Onoda has helpfully pointed out, maximum backspin, sidespin and topspin, can be practiced by using a striped ball because the stripe is exactly half a ball wide. Clean a striped ball, chalk your tip so it will leave a mark on the ball, and convince yourself that halfway out from the center is as far as you can safely hit a cue ball. In the diagram, note that the bottom edge of the tip hits the top edge of stripe.

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Once you and the world’s referees understand that when a cue ball with follow hits an object ball full it hesitates before following, it is easy to recognize the small-gap foul. The shot at the bottom of the diagram is a foul if the cue follows through to hit the cue ball again. The double hit makes it easy to bank the cue ball to the other end of the table for position. If the cue ball doesn’t hesitate at impact, the stroke is a foul. With such evidence at hand, there should be no cause for arguments. To see the difference between fair and foul, set up the shot shown at the top right, with six inches between the balls. Use maximum follow, shoot hard, and note the hesitation of the cue ball. It’s not easy to get the cue ball to the other end of the table with topspin alone. The cue ball might still have topspin when it comes off the rail, which will kill its speed completely.

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Western BCA Regionals Western BCA’s ninth annual regional 9-ball tournament Western BCA is proud to announce that there will be guaranteed $12,000 added prize money at the ninth annual regional 9-ball tournament, Oct. 25-29. This includes $5,000 from Chinook Winds Casino Resort and $1,000 from BCA Pool League. Along with the activities offered at Chinook Winds and Lincoln City, there will be vendors, giveaways, raffles, secondchance tournaments, mini-tournaments and ring games. You can expect all that and more at the premier 9-ball tournament on the west coast, if not the country. The upcoming 9-ball tournament will see the split of the men’s Open division into Open-A and Open-B divisions like those that the 8ball tournament has. Placement will be according to the player’s 8ball ranking. Some of the reasons for this change are to alleviate any confusion about a player ’s ranking for either of the association’s tournaments and level out the playing field in each division. The revised dress code is available on the entry forms and on the Western BCA web site ( Of special note, players on the tournament floor must wear sleeved shirts of polo/golf style or button-down style with a conventional fold-over collar. No T-shirts, sweats, warm-up suits or jogging suits are allowed. Players must keep their torsos covered at all times. For mixed scotch doubles and teams competitions, matching shirts are encouraged but not mandatory. As Western BCA enters its 12th year, it continues to grow and attract more players from a wider area. We are happy to welcome back the Roseburgarea players. Bruce Deal, league operator, and Janet Thomas, secretary, have started up Roseburg BCA League in Oregon. Inland BCA, lead by Johnnie Landis in Spokane, Wash., is expanding to include teams from as far as western Montana. Applauded manager, Jeff Jackson, of the Island Casino’s has added Western BCA pool leagues to their Kennewick, Wash. location under Cindy Doty’s Northwest Players League. Cherry City BCA league operators, Shawn and Tracii Self in Salem, Ore., continue to add players, divisions and nights to their booming league and Cascade Pool League has an innovative way to qualify single players with their 14.1 night. The board of directors looks forward to seeing the membership at the regional tournaments, and comments and suggestions are encouraged; call Bill Henderson, president, at 360.477.1867 or send email to For more information about the association, visit See you at the beach and good luck to all.

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TIGARD, OR - Even though it was only a field of 15, this was an important event to many players to obtain points. The players also chose to play a race to 9. With the yearend prize just a month away and a lot at stake, play was just as exciting as it has been all year. To start the tournament off, Joanne Ashton (current #1 player on the tour) and Mary Hopkin (2nd place player on the tour) played each other right out of the gate. With only a 100 point difference, this was a crucial match for both. Joanne however, won that match in a hill-hill match 9-8 and continued to dominate the remainder of the tournament, gaining the right to play in the finals by also beating Marion Morales 9-1, Julie Valdez 9-4 and Kim Jones for the point, 9-7. Kim Jones made her way to the finals by beating Liz Cole 9-8, Tamre Rogers 9-3, Martha Hartsell 9-7 then losing to Joanne Ashton 9-7. Moving to the losers side, she then beat Liz Cole again 9-5 to play Kim in the finals. Joanne took a quick lead 7-3, but Kim came back and before you knew it, it was 8-7. With Joanne on the hill, what we thought was the last game, Joanne ran down to the nine, leaving herself a fairly easy shot. But, she missed and Kim tied up the match. Joanne broke, scratched and Kim made a difficult 1-9 combo to win her first ever NWPA event. Congratulations Kim! The NWPA would like to thank Kevin and Shannon Parr for hosting the event. As always, it was a pleasure. Please join us for our next event that has been converted to a Qualifier at Uncle Jack’s in Lynnwood, Washington on October 21-22, 2006. NOTE: The NWPA would like to apologize as our article for July’s tournament incorrectly stated the Sponsor of that event. The correct sponsor was Kim Jones $385 1st 2 nd Joanne Ashton $230 Liz Cole $160 3 rd th 4 Mary Hopkin $75

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Ironman Pool Tournament Sept 23 & 24, 2006 On a beautiful fall day 16 pool players showed up at New Peking in Port Angeles to do battle in the Ironman Pool Tournament. In the round robin format no one could be avoided and everyone had their ups and downs over the two day event. Larry Wilson of Victoria had a great ferry ride home because it was not only a great day and flat calm water but he had a pocket full of money. Larry played 60 games like everyone else but he won 46 of them and took the first place prize of $800. First day leader Rich Ivan Doty, Larry Wilson, Rich Geiler Geiler wilted on the warm rd fall day and had to settle for 40 wins and 3 place while Ivan Doty after 4th Place playing in a haze the first day caught fire on day 2 and climbed to 44 wins 5th Place and a second place finish. Pat Gamble was the top local finisher with 37 Most 9 Ball wins wins good for 4th place and ageless Clyde Bowles was just one game in Out of the money back of Pat with 36 wins and 5th place. The house pro, Kevin Fong got the Most 8 Ball wins most 9 ball wins out of the money with 19. Jerry Hagen and Mike Jensen Out of the money tied for most 8 ball wins out of the money with 16. Ivan, Maynard Jean and Tied

Robin Butterfield had 9 ball breaks on Sunday worth $10 each. Everyone got a door prize or two and went home vowing to do better next year. New Peking, 7 Cedars Casino and Weatherbee Construction sponsored this year ’s event.

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ATWELL WINS LONGVIEW, WA Cadillac Island Casino hosted the NW Pechauer Tour September 9-10, 2006. A field of 45 players show up to vie for the title. It turned out to be Glenn Atwell’s tournament. After being sent to the one loss side by Ivan Doty on Saturday, Glenn fought his way back. When play resumed on Sunday, Atwell was on fire. He won his first 25 games before suffering a loss. His matches all seemed to be 7-0. While Glenn was tearing through the one loss side Bob Zack waited in the hot seat for the finals after defeating Eddie Carrido 8-4. The finals was one race to 13. Atwell and Zack squared off and it was an

all Atwell finish. Glenn jumped out to an astonishing 9-0 lead before he gave Bob a chance at the table. From there it was only a matter of time before Glenn finished the match with a final score of 13-6. The Island Casinos invite you to join them October 13-15, 2006 in Kennewick for the next stop on the tour. This tournament will start Friday night at 8 pm. Glenn Atwell

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Justin Lilje went undefeated to win the September 3rd, Straight Pool Tournament at Sam’s Billiards. Sam Rabito lost a close game to Justin in the first round, but when the two faced off again for 1st place in the finals, Justin was on a terror, racking up a 32-ball run on his way to a 50 to 10 win. Sam came into the finals in the wild card slot and beat Mike Ottoboni to assure himself second place. Bill Bradford came back after being down against Mike to win 50 to 46 for third Justin Lilje place. Among the mix of players were several newcomers and some folks who haven’t been at Sam’s for many moons. Sam’s is under construction, but that didn’t hurt the flow of the tournament. By November the upstairs will open up with more tables, food service, and a non-smoking option. The billiard table will be coming out of storage and be set up on the first floor. Don’t let having to walk around the stairwayin-progress to the upstairs keep you away. Come to the October 1st Straight Pool Tournament at Sam’s. 1st $60 Justin Lilje 2nd $45 Sam Rabito 3rd $25 Bill Bradford 4th $15 Mike Ottoboni High Run: 32 Justin Lilje

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AREA PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR 8TH ANNUAL NORTHERN LIGHTS SHOOTOUT IN RUGBY by Pierce County Tribune staff writer, Rugby, ND The Northern Lights Shootout began in 1999 to bring together the top 8ball pool players from the region and Canada. Eight years later, the tournament remains one of the largest in North Dakota, boasting a total purse of $15,000 and attracting 150 men and women pool players from several states and Canadian provinces to Rugby. This year’s double elimination tournament will be held Dec. 7-10 with most of the matches at the city armory, with Bob’s Pizza Inn, Jester’s Lounge, and the Eagles Club hosting some matches. Mark Hamilton, tournament co-coordinator, expects another strong field. “The men’s draw will have around 128 entered, and we expect about 32 on the women’s side,” he said. Big payouts Top prize on the men’s side is again $3,000 with the runner-up receiving $2,000 and third place earning $1,000. The top 32 players receive a payout. On the women’s side, the champion earns $800. Runner-up receives $500 and third place gets $300. The top eight receive a payout. Players from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Washington are expected to participate, as well as players from Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Hamilton notes that at least six players who have appeared in the Rugby tournament in past years have also participated in the International Pool Tournament (IPT) which is the biggest payout tournament in the country. “One of our top players who comes to Rugby regularly has placed in the top 50 in the IPT,” Hamilton said. “This really speaks for the caliber of players who come to town.” Eight-ball matches will get underway at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 with the finals expected to begin around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. In addition, a consolation tournament will be held for players knocked out of the main tournament, and there is a payout for the winner. There is no entry fee for the consolation tournament. Also, a Calcutta will be held at Jester’s Lounge on Saturday evening, Dec. 9. New this year

For the first time this year, a special Geographical Center International Cup 9-Ball Tournament will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7 beginning at 3 p.m. Cost to enter is $40 per player with the first 16 Canadians and the first 16 Americans to sign up. The format is a race to seven. Payout is $1,000 for first place and the cup trophy. The second place finisher gets $500 with third and fourth place receiving their entry fee into the weekend’s 8ball tournament. Economic boost While the tournament creates another event for the community, it also generates an economic boost for several local businesses in early December, mainly the motels, gas stations, bars and restaurants, as well as some retail stores. Hamilton said the support from the community over the years has been tremendous and the tournament would not be possible without their continued support. “The local businesses have been great, and we appreciate their part in making this tournament possible,” he said. Public welcome The tournament is open to the public, and it’s a chance to see some of the best 8-ball players in action. Admission is free. This year, the tournament has been taken over by the Geographical Center Chamber of Commerce. Hamilton will be assisted by Jeremy Schoenberg, Darin Williams, and the chamber board members. For more information, contact Hamilton at 701-776-5096 or Schoenberg at 701-776-2941.

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THE FINAL: At Home on my Computer LIVE By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Posted: September 10, 2006 Never before to my knowledge has there been pool at this magnitude available online live that is brought to you in the comfort and privacy of your own home. We have always had to wait to read about it, hear about it, or with any luck buy a tape of great players in great matches. This has always been months and sometimes years down the road. If you weren’t there in person trying to find a seat with the best advantage you were out of luck. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and found myself reacting to misses, wins, breaks and even to the audience and announcers. This is like watching your favorite football, basketball or favorite sport on TV only on your computer. And this is live, online. Reyes, a total master of the green felt wins the lag by a hair but makes nothing on the break. Morris runs the table with little effort. Winner breaks. Rodney breaks and came up empty. Efren takes the one in the corner and runs out. So far the break is the disadvantage. The players are miked so you can hear them talking as they play and talk to the cornermen (Reyes: Santos Sambajon - Morris: Junne Padua). Efren breaks and again comes up short. Rodney’s back at the table. If one of these guys starts making balls on the break they will have

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an advantage. Morris jumps up on the three ball and misses in the corner. Efren runs to the 8 and makes a tough shot in the side. The video quality is good when the focus is in but following the player around the table sometimes takes a few seconds. Nothing on the break again. That’s four breaks, no balls and Rodney ties it at 2-2.

The banter between the players and the cornermen (Reyes: Santos Sambajon - Morris: Junne Padua) is a unique facet that usually you never hear. The break again plays the culprit with a scratch. When it comes to ball in hand after the break there is no perfect way to run the table but finding a pocket for the 8 is the key. Again I am live at home watching online. This is so unique to me. This type of technology has never been available in the billiard community. Efren runs down to the 8 and jumps up on his shot off the rail and misses. Rodney looks surprised and gets up and runs out. Now 3-2 Morris. Finally someone makes something on the break in rack 6 the 10 in the side and Rodney runs out 4-2. Efren wins now 4-3. Efren breaks and again nothing on the break. Rodney has the 12 in the side but he stands up walks to his seat, takes a drink of water to calm down, comes back and nails the shot but then missed the next shot by overcutting. You can see the pain on Rodney’s face. He knows the importance of each game and especially each shot. Efren up now at the table and runs out 4-4. The live online video even has replay. How cool is that! Rack 9: All Bust No Balls Rodney at the table and gets out 5-4. How many times can the break not work (IPT continued on page 21)

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Pierce County APA Summer Session Division Champions from: Michelle Barkdoll League Operator

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in May (8 Ball) and June (9 Ball). Teams that win the LTC advance to the National Team Championship (NTC) in Las Vegas. The amount of teams that can qualify for the NTC is based on local area team count. Last year, 3 teams from Pierce County in the 8 Ball format and 2 in 9 Ball competed to win the 1st place prize of $25,000 (8 Ball) and $15,000 (9 Ball). The following teams from the final matches of the

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Pool Cues Stolen in Oregon YOUR HELP IS NEEDED On Tuesday, August 29, 2006, our home in Grants Pass, Oregon, was broken into. Among the things stolen were two very distinctive pool cues. We are attempting to get the values verified for insurance purposes. We do not believe the thieves were after any pool cues due to what they did and did not take. They were strictly into “smash and grab”. Barney’s late father was Chub LaMontagne, he was an avid pool player all of his life, as well as a pool room owner, and cue maker. He was well

known among some of the greatest players of his time. In 1939 Chub won a “Rambow” cue at a Northern State Snooker Championship in California. This cue is inlayed with much detail, all of which is ivory crisscross, lines, and dots. The cue butt is jointed as it at one time had an additional interchangeable weighted butt. There was two shafts. The second stick was Chub’s personal cue he used for many years. It has in the black resin butt, two “Harvey’s Wagon Wheel” red dice, it has a green/white linen wrap, it is stamped with the “CHUBCUE” logo on the butt plate, there were three matching shafts with this stick. They were both in a brown “suitcase” style cue case when stolen.

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nothing on the break. Efren now stalking the table and runs out. There has been only two misses one by each player. Someone breaks and the other runs out. Nothing again - it’s the break! Rodney takes his time but is there too much thinking? He kept getting a little out of position every shot until the cue got too close to the 6 ball for the side and has to take the 2 in the corner but didn’t get good position on the 6 again. Tries the 6 in the corner and misses. Efren runs out and leads 6-5. You only get one turn at the table that is the norm. Efren breaks and makes a ball in the side. I love technology especially when it Rodney Morris works - and this does!!! The announcers comments on Efren’s spider fingers to bridge over the 14 to make the 6 but has only a half pocket for the 8 ball. NO... Efren misses the 8! Rodney plays a safety but everyone thinks Efren can see the 8. He tries to make it but fouls on the 15 ball and makes the 8 and the crowd goes wild but doesn’t know Efren fouled - loss of game. Tie 6-6. Besides everyone at the World 8-Ball Championships, we here online with the membership to the live video feed saw it too. This is the world of pool to come!!! Efren wins the next game and is breaking at 7-6. A lucky kick on the break keeps Reyes at the table. HE RUNS OUT AND WINS THE $500,000 FOR FIRST PLACE with his only break and run of the match. Rodney just had too many misses but graciously accepts $150,000 for second place. Efren jumps for joy after he won - he just couldn’t stop smiling. He spoke to the audience in his native language. You may not have understood what he was saying but you know what he was feeling. Photos courtesy of the International Pool Tour (IPT) See IPT Ad on page 36 To check out more from the IPT go to:

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Jennifer Barretta Empress of Pool INCHEON, KOREA Six of the world’s greatest and beautiful players competed in the first annual Empress Cup at the Hyatt Regency in Incheon, Korea on Sept 14. The stars included Jeanette Lee, Tiffany Nelson, Ga Young Kim, Miyuki Sakai, Yuram Cha, and Jennifer Barretta. The format was round robin races to 5, alternate breaks, and ladies were in two groups of 3 players each. Best record in each group would play each other for the Empress Cup. The event was pressure packed with a standing room audience and media including major newspapers, radio and every major TV network covering the event, with MBC ESPN exclusively filming the matches live. First up in Group A was the Black Widow against 9mm Barretta and the nerves were showing as both players made easy unforced errors the first 2 racks including an easy 9 ball combination missed by Lee. Lee reasserted herself to win the next game and the two battled until 4-3 Lee advantage when she missed a straight in the side 9 Ball to conclude the match. Barretta came back and broke and ran the last rack to win. Next Group B, World Champion Ga Young Kim easily took out Nelson who seemed to be having trouble maintaining her normal solid game. Lee came back the next match and was visibly determined to show the Korean fans why she’s the world’s most famous pool player and she tore the young 19 year old sensation Cha apart with amazing shot making, banks, and caroms to win 5-0.

Back in Group B, Kim faced Japan’s Sakai. Sakai seemed very nervous and botched some easy run outs and an easy 9 Ball which gave Kim a boost and she proceeded to run over Sakai 5-1 to secure her spot in the finals. The final group match was Barretta against Cha. Lee needed Cha to win and hold Barretta to 3 games in order for Lee to advance. Unfortunaetly for Lee, Barretta had alternate plans as she played flawlessly to cruise to the finals with a 5-0 win over Cha. The finals pitted Korea star Kim against USA’s hopeful Barretta, who was appearing in her first international finals. Kim made a couple errors but Barretta made her pay for each one and kept her serve as she defeated Kim 6-3 for the win. “It feels good to win my first major title here.” said the 6 month pregnant Barretta who is due on Dec 24 this year. “ Now I have to get copies of my matches so that I can show my son later he was here with mommy helping her win!” The Empress Cup matches were scheduled to air live for 2 hours, but due to enormous ratings, the matches were aired an additional 2 hours making it a 4 hour live coverage straight and pushing Korea’s national baseball league game back. Empress Cup was the #1 show in its time slot for 4 hours breaking records for any billiards show aired in Korea. Empress Cup is part of the Brunswick Korea Pro Pool Tour and is a Dragon Promotions production.

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Lee, who is former Women’s World Trickshot Champion, used her experience in defeating her opponents in the event in the round robin format playing with similar rules to basketball’s HORSE. Her opponent in the finals was Korea’s teenage young gun Yuram Cha. The youthful Cha was not able to keep up with the Black Widow’s repertoire of shots, but Cha gained experience and a whole lot of fans. Korea has a star rating of celebrities including actors, actresses, sports figures, etc. Cha’s rating at the beginning of the event was ranked 800 and she moved to #1 ranked in the chart and also search engines. MBC ESPN and other Yuram Cha networks will be doing a documentary on the now overnight stardom of the young and beautiful Cha. “She’s so beautiful and she has such a bright future ahead of herself in this sport.” said Lee when asked her opinion of Cha. Jeanette Lee and all the stars of the event will team up with the men stars in pool including Rodney Morris, Charlie Williams, and George Breedlove in this weekend’s Korea vs. USA. The Ultimate Trickshot Challenge is part of the Brunswick Korea Pro Pool Tour and was played on the sleek Brunswick Metro table. For further info and to see the flyer on the event, go to

Team USA Wins Kangwonland Casino, Korea- Team USA defended its title at the 2nd Annual Kangwonland Casino Korea vs USA. The two day event pitted some of North America’s greatest talents against South Korea’s best. Team Korea comprised of World Games Gold Medalist Jeanette Lee, 2x World Champion Ga Young Kim, #5 ranked KPT Min Hu Baek, and Korea International Champion Captain Charlie Williams aka Hyeon Ho Kim. Team USA had US Pro Tour Champion Captain Rodney Morris, 2x PBTA Tour Stop Winner George Breedlove, Empress Cup Champion Jennifer Barretta, and Top 5 USA ranked Tiffany Nelson. Korea vs USA was a 2 day event airing live in Korea on MBC ESPN. The show ratings were #1 for both days not only in its time slot but the entire day breaking all previous billiard show

ratings in Korea (previously all held by Dragon Promotions). Korea vs USA captured 20% share of all TV audiences, unheard of for a billiards event. Day 1 Day 1 ends tied with Korea 4 & USA 4 Day 2 USA retains its title over Korea 9-7. “It was an exciting event and very fun format,” said the Black Widow Lee. “Kangwonland Casino and Dragon Promotions have put on a great event and I would love to come back!” “This was a lot of fun and a great experience”

said Tiffany Nelson. “I love the food here! Korean food is definitely my favorite,” said former fitness champion Jennifer Barretta. Kangwonland Casino Korea vs USA is part of the Brunswick Korea Pro Pool Tour and was played on the Brunswick Metro Table with Brunswick Centennial Cloth. The event will be re-aired on Korea’s #1 channel MBC ESPN and is a Dragon Promotions production. www.dragonpromotions

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8-BALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Shotze’s in Everett, WA held its 6th on a roll and just never let Geiler to the Annual Washington State 8-Ball table. But if you think about it, that the Championship tournament. In the past best way to beat a great tournament we had several major players taking part player like Geiler, is to not let him see in this tournament, but this year they the table very many times. The match came out in droves. It was the largest went Louie (7) and Geiler (2). Those gathering of heavy hitters in a major long spectators that stuck around got a treat time around here. The field consisted watching these two veterans go at it. of (58) men and (6) women for a first Louie gets his name added to the plaque ever completely full field of (64). We had that hangs of the wall next to table 9 at come close in having a full field in the Shotze’s and his entry fee is paid next past years but never quite got there. year. Congratulations. It was amazing to watch the matches Also want to congratulate Linda Carter through out both days. Everywhere you for winning (2) of her (4) matches to turned there was another that gathered capture hi-woman for this tournament. Rich Geiler, Dan Louie, James Davee spectators around the area to watch. Even as most players were defeated and put out of the tournament, 1st $1,050 Dan Louie nd many stayed and continued to watch other matches. It was a sight to 2 $665 Richard Geiler behold. $450 James Davee 3rd $350 Eddie Mataya I hope many of you saw that there was an article in the Saturday, Everett 4th $275 Jim Masterman, Mike Zimmerman Herald announcing the tournament and then another in the Tuesday, 5-6 $200 Mike Vidas, Charlie Brown Herald recapping some of the tournament play. If not, take time to find a 7-8 9-12 $150 John Doherty, Russian Dave, copy and read them. Todd Marsh, Jim Todd Dan Louie has been in almost every one of Shotze’s tournaments and I Kevin Beskal, Mike Shannon, believe has placed in all of them. But it’s been awhile since he had 13-16 $100 Joe Chun, Marvin Holmes actually won one. Louie went undefeated through this very tough field. Linda Carter His matches were Suzanne Osborne (5-1), Rocky (5-2), Charlie Brown Hi-woman $100 (5-2), Mike Zimmerman (6-5), Jim Masterman (6-2), and then the all Thank you again Darryl, Dave, Jae and the rest of the crew for putting on a great tournament. Our next tournament will be the May Memorial important point match against Richard Geiler (6-2). Richard Geiler is another wellknown tournament player who has been Weekend tournament. Watch for our flyer! participating in the majority of Shotze’s tournaments. What few of his Thank you and have a great rest of the year Rose Wilson & Ford matches I was able to catch a peek at, it sure looked like he was the one (Tournament Directors) to beat. Richard’s matches were Frank Anthony (5-0), Glenn Atwell (50), Jeff Leonards (5-2), Russian Dave (6-2), Eddie Mataya (6-3), and then that first loss against Dan Louie for the point (2-6) and then James Davee (5-3). I heard Ford tell a couple spectators that he wished he had $20 for every time he had watched Louie and Geiler play each other in the finals over the last 25+ years. Got to say, it was a great match to watch. Louie got

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10-02-2006 8:00 pm 2005 Women’s Trick Shot Magic 10-05-2006 4:00 pm 2005 Men’s Trick Shot Magic Championship 10-05-2006 5:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions 10-05-2006 6:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions 10-05-2006 7:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions 10-06-2006 11:00 am 2006 International Challenge of Champions 10-06-2006 12:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions 10-06-2006 1:00 pm 2006 International Challenge of Champions 10-09-2006 8:00 pm 2005 Men’s Trick Shot Magic Semifinal #2 10-11-2006 9:00 pm 2006 WPBA Midwest Classic 10-16-2006 12:00 am 2005 Women’s Trick Shot Magic 10-16-2006 8:00 pm 2005 Men’s Trick Shot Magic 10-22-2006 11:00 pm 2005 Women’s Trick Shot Magic 10-26-2006 12:00 am 2006 WPBA Midwest Classic Championship

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2006 BCA National The BCA National 9-Ball Championships, which Diamonds, finishing with some very hotly were contested in Las Vegas the past two years, contested finals… moved to Louisville, Kentucky for 2006. The 9- BCAPL Men’s/Mixed Open Teams — The Regency Nightmares of Ball Championships were Norman, Oklahoma prevailed staged in conjunction with over Smokin Chicos of the U.S. Open One Pocket Windsor, Ontario for 1st place & Bank Tournaments August honors, while defending 29 – September 3, 2006 at champions, Stacy’s Sports the Executive West Hotel in Bar/The Corporation of San Louisville, Kentucky – the Antonio, Texas, settled for 4th home of the Derby City place this year. Classic. BCAPL Women’s Open In all, over 300 players Teams — The Thirsty Whale competed for over $55,000 Ladies of Groveport, Ohio in prize money (with over won first place honors in a $28,000 added) on 52 hotly contested finals over Diamond Smart Tables in a Nick Vita One Pocket Champion The Young & The Restless comfortable, player friendly from Waukesha, Wisconsin. venue at the Executive West BCAPL Scotch Doubles — The Ohio pairing of Hotel near the airport in Louisville. A summary of the top finishers in the nine events Tim Chambers and Kelly Dyer prevailed over appears below. For complete pay out results, the Illinois pairing of Michael Dunklin and Angie Voorhees. go to: The U.S. Open One Pocket Tournament 10-Ball Open — Will Bilbrey of Bradenton, fielded 56 entries, including the 2004 & 2005 Florida defeated Adam Smith of Detroit, champions, Cliff Joyner and Scott Frost. The Michigan to take first place honors in the 10field was well rounded, with many new faces Ball Open. The outstanding field included and several young guns. In the end, a Shannon Murphy (3rd), Billy Peay (4th), Tony newcomer to major tournament play, Nick Vita Mougey (5th), Scott Kitto (7th), Bobby Pickle of Memphis, Tennessee, prevailed over a (9th), John Brumback (13th), Scott Frost (17th), seasoned Touring Professional, Shawn Putnam Steve Rector (17th), and Jonathan Pinegar of Youngstown, Ohio for 1st and $5,000. Glenn (17th), to name a few. Rogers and Adam Smith finished in 3rd and 4th, 10-Ball Ring Game Tournament — In an allwhile former champions Frost and Joyner Louisville finals, Billy Peay outlasted Donnie Sinkhorn to win the 10-Ball Ring Game finished 5th and 7th respectively. Banks Tournament — Kentucky is bank Tournament. country and the top three finishers in the Banks Tournament were straight shooters from Kentucky. John Brumback from Owenton, Kentucky outlasted a Louisville favorite, Gerald Reichle, for 1st place honors and $3,600, while Trae Joyce finished third. The field included perennial bank favorites Louis DeMarco, Jr. (5th), John Grim (7th), and Truman Hogue & Glenn Rogers (tied for 9th). BCAPL Men’s Open Singles — Brian White of Greenville, South Carolina held off Billy Peay of Louisville, Kentucky for 1st place honors and $2,500. Tom Summers of LaFayette, Indiana 1st Women’s Open finished 3rd and Paul Bramwell of Lake Worth, David Vandenberghe-BCAPL Diana Minor Florida finished 4th. BCAPL Women’s Open Singles — Diana The equipment used in all BCA Pool League Minor of Columbus, Indiana defeated Jacqui national championships includes Diamond Herrera of Bartlett, Illinois in a masterful display Smart Tables and lights, Simonis 860 cloth, and of shot making. Kris Chism of Louisville finished Super Aramith Pro ball sets with Red Circle cue 3rd and Amanda Saxby of Watertown, balls. For more information, go to — Wisconsin finished 4th. Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3 saw some DiamondBilliardProducts/tabid/136/ particularly tough competition on the 7’ Default.aspx

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ball are touching and the object ball is frozen to the cushion. You align your stick parallel to the cushion and far enough out on the cue ball so that you will miscue but maybe not so far as with shot D. By some strange double kiss the object ball is guided into the pocket. Are these shots legal? Some feel they are, especially C and D. The current rules are not perfectly clear on the matter. In the currently proposed revision of the World Standardized Rules, intentional miscues are explicitly

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forbidden as not part of the game. Another problem is what to do with unintentional miscues. The ultra-high-speed video in the Jacksonville Project shows that many miscues involve the side of the stick slapping the cue ball. To make life complicated for the referee, not all miscues have contact with the ferrule. For the time being, unintentional miscues are assumed to not be fouls in and of themselves. You can do your part to avoid confusion by making sure your tip is chalked.

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October 2006

CITY Bellingham Everett Federal Way Lakewood Lynnwood Marysville Port Orchard Sedro Woolley Snohomish Spokane Vancouver Vancouver Tuesdays Bellingham Everett Everett Lakewood Lakewood Lynnwood Oroville Sedro Woolley Spokane Sumner Wednesdays Everett Kennewick Longview Monroe Port Orchard Renton Seattle Sumner Tacoma Thursdays Algona Bellingham E Wenatchee Fircrest Lakewood Olympia Puyallup Puyallup Vancouver Fridays Everett Federal Way Kennewick Longview Okanogan Renton Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Saturdays Bellingham Federal Way Lakewood Lynnwood Okanogan Renton Spokane Sumner Vancouver Sundays Algona Bellingham Everett Everett Kennewick Lakewood Longview Okanogan Olympia Oroville Seattle Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

WASHINGTON LOCA TION LOCATION Kendrick’s Kodiak’s Tall Timbers Maggie O’Toole’s 13th Ave Pub J R’s Steakhouse & Bar Shooterz Cues-N-Brew Jake’s Old Inn McQ’s Halftime Spot Bar & Grill Quarterback Pub P C Pub Toby Magee’s Full Splice Longhorn Saloon Corner Pub Pastime Tavern Cues-N-Brew 7th Rail Log Cabin Kodiak’s Classic Island Cadillac Island J.R. Phinickey’s Shooterz Mike’s Place Jillian’s Sharkey’s City Lights Royal Bear Quarterback Pub Jaws Billiards Charley’s Maggie O’Toole’s Frankie’s Nifty’s Wayne’s Inn Spot Bar & Grill P C’s Pub Time Out Alehouse Classic Island Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail City Lights Spot Bar & Grill Quarterback Pub Time Out Alehouse Full Splice 13th Ave Pub The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Royal Bear Quarterback Pub Kodiak’s Toby Magee’s Classic Island Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island The Club Frankie’s Pastime Tavern Dante’s City Lights Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

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EVENT / RULES 9-Ball 8-Ball Open Vegas Rules 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 9-Ball “B” Only 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball 8-Ball Money Shoot Qualifier 9 Ball - Texas Express 8-Ball Open 8 Ball - Ladies Only Texas Holdem’ Poker 9-Ball 8-Ball Vegas Rules 9’Tables 9-Ball BCA 8-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Scotch Doubles Draw Partner 8-Ball - Women’s “Torture” Tournament 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Open 8-Ball 9-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 9 Ball 8-Ball Texas Holdem’ Poker 9-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball “B” Only 9 Ball - Valley 8-Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball - BCA Modified 8 Ball - B & below 8-Ball 9-Ball $25 top B player 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket Texas Holdem’ Poker 8-Ball 8-Ball Open Max 32 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Slop Pool 9-Ball Texas Holdem’ Poker 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball Vegas Rules 9’Tables Blind Draw Sc Dbls

9-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls

9-Ball 8 Ball - Valley 8-Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball - Vegas Rules Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9 Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $7 (incl. g.f.) $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $3 Call $5 $5 $8 $5 $5 $5 $5 $1 $5 $3 $5+$1 $5+$1 $5 $7 (incl. g.f.) $5 $7 $5 $5+3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. Call Call $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $3 $5+3 g.f. FREE Call $5 $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $2 $5+$2 g.f. Call $3 $5 $5+$1 $5 $5+$1 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

ADDED 150% 100% ($100 max) 100% 100% 100% Matching $50 min. 50% $50 $$$ $2/player CASH Payout 100% Matching 100% w/16+ Pays 75% field 100% $50 min. $20 Matching 150% Matching Matching 100% Matching 100% w/16 100% Matching 100% 100% CASH Payout Matching 100% Matching 100% w/16+ 50% w/16 - 100% w/32

$3/player 100% 50% $200 $200 100% w/16 Matching 100% $2/player CASH Payout 50% 100% w/16+ $300 payout w/24 100% w/16 Matching Matching Meat 100% CASH Payout 150% Matching Matching Pays 75% field Matching Matching 100% 100% $$$ w/16+ $3/player

TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 6:00PM 7:45PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 11:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 4:30PM 6:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 2:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM Call 2:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM

Tournament Director Needed at Sharkey’s Call 253-863-0742 SPORTS BAR & GRILL THURSDA Y: 9 Ball 7:00 pm THURSDAY Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot


6:00 pm

Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot 3663 Pacific Ave SE #D

FREE POOL Mon-Fri: 7-9 AM Monday 8-Ball at 8PM 4-6 PM LADIES ONLY $3 entry & 12-2 AM $2/player added

OPEN 24 - 7 Pool Tournaments

SPOT BAR & GRILL 7225 4th Plain Blvd

Olympia, WA

(360) 412-1330

Vancouver, Washington 360-256-1110 Live Music Fri-Sat 9:30 PM

October 2006


Dates, Times & Tournaments are subject to change without notice.


DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Albany Aloha Beaverton Boring Medford Portland Tigard Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Boring Medford Milwaukie Portland Salem Tigard Wednesdays Boring Milwaukee Portland Tigard Troutdale Thursdays Aloha Boring Corvallis Portland Portland Portland Portland Tigard Fridays Oregon City Oregon City Salem Salem Tigard Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Portland Salem Salem Sundays Aloha Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Salem

LOCA TION LOCATION Riley’s Billiards Club Underground Hot Shots Full Moon Bar & Grill Rack’em Cues Billiards Break Time Billiards Skyland Hot Shots Hwy 26 Sports Bar Rack’em Domenic’s Cues Billiards Sharkey’s Break Time Billiards Hwy 26 Sports Bar Wichita Cues Billiards Break Time Billiards Skyland Club Underground Full Moon Bar & Grill Tommy’s 4th St Blue Parrot Ranchouse Ranchouse Ranchouse Break Time Billiards K C Midway Rodders Jammer’s Sharkey’s Break Time Billiards K C Midway K C Midway JoQ’s Ranchouse Ranchouse Ranchouse Jammer’s (1st - 3rd) Jammer’s (4th) Club Underground K C Midway Farmhouse NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jammers

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Rucker Ave PC’s Pub Pub 3021Everett, PC’s WA Now Serving Cocktails (425) 258-9465

“Where we take pride in what you swallow!” PULL TABS POOL - DARTS - GAMES

8 BALL B & BELOW - FRIDAY AT 8 PM $5 entry

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Vegas Rules

200% Payout


EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Open 9-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8 Ball (Paying top woman) USPPA 8-Ball BCA Rules Golf Snooker 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 8-Ball/9-Ball USPPA 8-Ball 9-Ball C & below 8-Ball B & below Mod. BCA 8-Ball Modified BCA 8-Ball/9-Ball Open Pool Tourny 9-Ball B & below Golf Snooker 8-Ball B & Below 9-Ball 9 Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Texas Express 9-Ball Texas Express $1650 APA Qualifier 9 Ball-Open Qualifier 9-Ball Open Mod. Tx Exp Golf Snooker 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 9-Ball with Break Pot 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped Blind Draw Scotch Dbls Scotch Dbls 8-Ball 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8-Ball 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8 Ball - ACS Rules

ENTRY $5 $3-$10 S/L $6+$1 $5 $8 $7 incl. g.f. $10 $3 $6+$1 $5 $8 $5+$3 g.f. $7 incl. g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $7 incl. g.f. $10 $3 $3-$10 S/L $5 $2 $3 $6 $6 $6 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $6 $5+$3 g.f. $10 $6 $5 $5 $6 $6 $6 $5/person $5/person $3-$6 S/L $5 $5 $3M/$2W $10+$2 g.f. $5

ADDED $$$ $5/player $$$

Matching Matches $75/1st w/16 $25 every 8 Matching Matching

$5/player $$$ Match+$10 Matching $$$ $$$ $$$ $25 every 8 $75/1st w/16 Matching $75/1st w/16 $75/1st $75/1st

w/16 w/16

$$$ $$$ $$$ Matching Matching $5/player $75/1st w/16 Matching $100 Matching

TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM Call 5:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 3:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 6:30PM

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DA TE DATE Sep 30-Oct 1 Sep 30-Oct 1 Oct 6-8 Oct 6-8 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 7-8 Oct 7-8 Oct 13-15 Oct 13-15 Oct 14 Oct 14 Oct 14-15 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 21-22 Oct 21-22 Oct 21-22 Oct 25-29 Oct 27-29 Oct 28 Oct 28 Oct 28-29 Nov 3-5 Nov 4 Nov 4 Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 5 Nov 8-12 Nov 11 Nov 11-12 Nov 11-12 Nov 17 Nov 17 Nov 17-19 Nov 17-19 Nov 18 Nov 18 Nov 18 Nov 18-19 Nov 23 Nov 25-26 Nov 25-26 Nov 25-26 Nov 25-26 Dec 1-3 Dec 2-3 Dec 2 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 3 Dec 7 Dec 8-10 Dec 8-10 Dec 9 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 16 Dec 16-17 Dec 23-24 Jan 12-14 Mar 21-25

October 2006

CITY San Francisco, CA Spokane, WA Great Falls, MT Las Vegas, NV Tigard, OR Portland, OR Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Port Angeles, WA Emeryville, CA Kennewick, WA Butte, MT Salem, OR Bozeman, MT Lynnwood, WA Billings, MT Tigard, OR San Francisco, CA Great Falls, MT Tacoma, WA Lynnwood, WA Mtn View, CA Lincoln City, OR Las Vegas, NV Great Falls, MT Butte, MT San Francisco, CA Billings, MT Helena, MT Tigard, OR Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Lincoln City, OR Bozeman, MT Sacramento, CA Longview, WA Billings, MT Las Vegas, NV Great Falls, MT Kennewick, WA Salem, OR Tigard, OR San Francisco, CA Mtn View, CA Butte, MT Tacoma, WA Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Bozeman, MT Havre, MT Longview, WA Tigard, OR Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Rugby, ND Rugby, ND Kennewick, WA Salem, OR Billings, MT San Francisco, CA Tigard, OR Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Helena, MT Shelton, WA

LOCA TION LOCATION Family Billiards (See ad p7) McQ’s (See ad p25) 8 Ball In (See ad p14) Las Vegas Cue Club (See ad p24) Break Time (See ad p21) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p11) Hard Times (See ad p8) Hard Times (See ad p8) New Peking (See Sept) WWR (See ad p10) Island Casino (See ad p34) Mr Ed’s (See ad p29) The Cue Ball (See ad p12) Eagles #326 (See ad p27) Uncle Jacks (See ad p27) Kings Korner (See ad p19) Break Time (See ad p21) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) 8 Ball In (See ad p14) City Lights (See ad p8) NWPA (See ad p28) CA Billiard Club (See ad p19) Western BCA (See Sept) Las Vegas Cue Club (See ad p24) 8 Ball In (See ad p14) Mr Ed’s (See ad p29) Family Billiards (See ad p7) Bullwackers (See ad p16) Edge Casino (See ad p25) Break Time (See ad p21) Hard Times (See ad p8) Hard Times (See ad p8) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 11) Chinook Winds (See ad p35) Eagles #326 (See ad p27) Hard Times (See ad p8) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Kings Korner (See ad p19) Pool Sharks (See ad p7) Prospector (See ad p15) Classic Island (See ad p34) The Cue Ball (See ad p12) Break Time (See ad p21) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) CA Billiard Club (See ad p19) Mr Ed’s (See ad p29) City Lights (See ad p8) CA Billiard Club (See ad p19) Family Billiards (See ad p7) Eagles #326 (See ad p27) Eagles Club (See ad p15) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Break Time (See ad p21) Hard Times (See ad p8) Hard Times (See ad p8) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p11) Rugby Armory (See ad p17) Rugby Armory (See ad p17) Classic Island (See ad p34) The Cue Ball (See ad p12) Kings Korner (See ad p19) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) Break Time (See ad p21) CA Billiard Club (See ad p19) Family Billiards (See ad p7) Edge Casino (See ad p25) Pacific ACS (See ad p36)

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EVENT / RULES One Pocket Glen White Mem. 9-Ball Class “B” 8 Ball Men & Women Div. IPT Qualifier One Pocket Straight Pool One Pocket 9-Ball Juan de Fuca Mixed Sc Dbls 9-Ball at Broken Rack 9-Ball Pechauer Tour Stop Corey Reopelle Mem Dbls 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players “Chip” Pool Classic 9-Ball WA State Champ. 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles Straight Pool Carambola Handicapped 9-Ball Open 8-Ball B & Below Year End Event at Uncle Jack’s One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball Regionals IPT Qualifier 8 Ball Ralph Peterson Mem. Halloween Tournament One Pocket/9-Ball BCA Montana State Sgls/Tm 8-Ball Open Singles One Pocket One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool WPBA Nationals 8-Ball Wmn’s Dbls-Limit 24 Pechauer Tour Finale 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles IPT Qualifier 4 Man Team Round Robin 9-Ball B & Below 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Straight Pool Carambola Handicapped One Pocket/9-Ball Thanksgiving Day Tournament 9-Ball Open A & B players Reno Warm-up One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Holiday Classic M & W 3 Person Open Team - Limit 18 9-Ball - 3 Person Team One Pocket One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool Geographical Center Int’l Cup Northern Lights Shootout 9-Ball Open King of the Island 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles Carambola Handicapped Straight Pool One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball Pechauer Tour Stop Helena Bar Box 8-Ball & 9-Ball Regionals

ENTRY $50 $35+$5 g.f. $25 $2,000 $20 $12 $20 $25 $70 (incl. g.f.) $30/$60 Call $50/team $10 $10 $55 $5 $20 $20 $20 $30+$10 g.f. Call $25 ea Varies $2,000 $20 $5 $25 each S-$35/T-$100 $20 $20 $20 $25 $12 $20/team $75+$10 $35+$10 g.f. $5 $2,000 $100/team $25+$10 g.f. $10 $20 $20 $25 ea $5 $50/$40 $60 $25 each $50 $100 $120 (incl g.f.) $20 $20 $25 $12 $40 $60M/$35W $35+$10 g.f. $10 $5 $20 $20 $25 ea $30+$10g.f. $40+g.f. Varies

ADDED $2,000 w/32 min. $2,800 payout $5,000 $50 every 8 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$1,000 $700 $1,500 $$$ $200 $200 $1,000 w/48 Matching $50 every 8 $50 $1,000 w/64 $1,000 w/64 WPBA Qualifier $300 ea $12,000 $500 $300 ea w/32 $3,000 $300 $50 every 8 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$100 $5,000 Guar. $1,000 Matching $1,500 w/14t $1,000 $200 $50 every 8 $50 $300 ea $1,000 w/64 $1,000 $300 ea w/32 $4,000 Guar. $1,000 $1,500 $50 every 8 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$1,000 1st $15,000 Cash/Prizes $1,000 $200 Matching $50 $50 every 8 $300 ea $2,000 $2,000+ $12,500

TIME Noon 10:00AM 7:00PM 10:00AM Noon 11:00AM Noon Noon 10:00AM Call Call 9:00PM 10:00AM 11:00AM 11:00AM Call Noon 6:00PM 1:00PM Call Call 1:00PM Call 10:00AM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM Noon Noon Noon 11:00AM 11:00AM 11:00AM 12:30PM Noon Call 10:00AM 8:00PM 7:00PM 10:00AM Noon 6:00PM 1:00PM 6:30PM Call 1:00PM 1:00PM 9:00AM Call 10:00AM Noon Noon Noon 11:00AM 3:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 10:00AM Call 6:00PM Noon 1:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM Call

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