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By Mike Jensen

On September 20th and 21st upsets and surprises. the Cadillac Island Casino in Raul, LT and Sergio had wins Longview Washington hosted over Eddie Currido, Creigh a three person team 9 ball Dumo, and Birthday Boy event. Twenty one teams from Darrin Currido then Bob Oregon and Washington Cummings, Kris and Bob attended the event. The teams Robbins, then Junior T, Jing, were allowed one master and and Brad, before playing two open players per team. Jonathan, Hershell, and Every team in the field was Shayne. strong but some were stacked The second place team was with talent. made up of Don Wirtaman, The winning team was Raul Dan Stenburg and the Abenojar, Larry Tulfo” LT”, and “Colonel “Danny Stewart. Sergio Tristan, they went They had wins over the through the tournament Eastside boys, Dave Snieder, undefeated. They played our Scott Brasher, and Sam local team consisting of Maul, and Pat Shumacher, Jonathan Hahn, Hershell Roger Terrell and Chris 1st place: L T, Raul, Sergio Blaylock and Shayne Gatlin, then Jesse Allred, Ben Dunckley for the point match Thompson, and Ron Oh, winning thirteen to nine. Team events are always fun and exciting with before losing to Raul, LT, and Sergio, to play and defeat Jonathan, Hershell and Shayne. The third place team, Underrated with, Jonathan Hahn, Hershell Blaylock and Shayne Dunckley had wins over Ted Woodward, Vernon Joe, and Bob Sandy, then over our best looking team and only women’s team, Rhiannon Stewart, Wendy Sedlacek, and Kashia Wilcox, then Pat Vise, Victor Nayola, and Al Pedro, then Junior T, Jing, and Brad before losing to Raul, LT, and Sergio. Our next event will be a two person eight ball, one master and one open player on November 15th and 16th. All women can play as open players, come enjoy the fun at the Island.

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8 Ball In Great Falls, MT 18 Billiard’aires Club Kennewick, WA 20 Billiard Palacade San Francisco, CA 24 Billiards Plus Vancouver, WA 20 Black Star Tacoma, WA 12 Broken Rack Emeryville, CA 22,31 Buffalo Bill Mem. Great Falls, MT 32 Bullwackers Billings, MT 19 California Billiard Club Mtn View, CA 25 Cat’s Paw Bozeman, MT 14 Charley’s Pub Fircrest, WA 21 Classic Billiards Portland, OR 21 Colorado Cue Club Denver, CO 8 Cue Ball, The Salem, OR 11 Cue’s Billiards Portland, OR 4 Eagles Club #326 Bozeman, MT 20 Edge Casino Helena, MT 4 Falls Club Post Falls, ID 5 Family Billiards San Francisco, CA 31 Farmhouse Portland, OR 20 Frankie’s Olympia, WA 22 Full Splice Tacoma, WA 23 Golden Fleece Kenmore, WA 7 Good Time Ernies Burien, WA 12 Halftime Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA 20 Hard Times Billiards Sacramento, CA 26 Holiday Classic Bozeman, MT 10 Hot Shots Beaverton, OR 10 Hub Bar Belgrade, MT 20 Jack’s Lynnwood, WA 12 Jake’s Bar & Grill Salem, OR 11 Jointed Cue Sacramento, CA 25 K C Midway Oregon City, OR 12 Kornerpocket Billiardz Snohomish, WA 4 Latitude 84 Tacoma, WA 13 Lil’ Big Foot Spokane, WA 20 Log Cabin Bar Sumner, WA 12 Longhorn Saloon Lakewood, WA 21 Malarkey’s Tacoma, WA 18 McCorry’s Woodenville, WA 20 Mike’s Place Renton, WA 20

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Half-Ball Secrets By: Bob Jewett

In my last column, I went into a little detail on aiming halfball shots. Just aim the middle of the cue stick and cue ball directly to the edge of the object ball, and you get close to a 30-degree cut. This month I’m going to let you in on a first secret about Bob Jewett the half-ball shot that is useful in position play — what happens when you hit the shot with good draw. If you’ve studied the game at all, you know that the cue ball leaves the object ball at a right angle to the path of the object ball — along the tangent or kiss line. Of course, if the cue ball has follow or draw when it hits the object ball, the path will be bent away from that perpendicular path, forward for follow and backward for draw. The useful secret of the half-ball with draw shot is that the cue ball will end up traveling perpendicular to its own original path. This is illustrated in Diagram 1. The shot can be very useful, but it requires some care if you want it to work right. First, you have to have what might be called “perfect draw” on the cue ball. For most players, this is as far below center as they can hit without miscuing. Also, the cue ball must be relatively close to the object ball, or too much draw will be lost on the cloth on the way to the object ball. You need to be careful to get an accurate hit on the object ball. The two lightlyshaded “ghost balls” in the diagram will aid in your set up. If all three balls are frozen, with the two helpers parallel to the long rail, and the lower helper and the object ball pointing to the pocket, you are set up for a half-ball shot. Remove the helpers, and point your stick at the edge of the object ball. Note that there is a curved section of the path of the cue ball just as it leaves the object ball, before the curve finishes. After the draw has been spent, the cue ball will continue in a straight path. If you shoot softly, the curve will not be as wide. If you shoot harder, the curve will be larger, and in the shot shown, it might touch the side cushion before it straightens out to run parallel to the cushion. Unfortunately, the sharpness of the curve also depends on how clean the cloth and ball are. In the position shown, you should be able to pocket the nine ball within five tries. Be careful about your setup, and especially be careful about how much draw you are using and how hard you hit the cue ball. The concept of this shot is not just useful for a precise half-ball hit. If you find yourself in a similar situation, but with a slightly fuller hit required to pocket the ball, you know that it should be possible to pull the cue ball back from the right angle. Try moving the cue ball just half a ball down, so the shot is a little fuller, and see if you can pull the cue ball back to the middle of the end cushion with a thicker hit. (Half-Ball continued on page 19)

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BCA Player V iew View Sincerely written by: Claudia Justus, Amateur BCA player As the month has past for the Arizona BCA championship, which was held in Payson, Arizona at the Matazel Casino with beautiful Diamond Tables to play on, and the great Mini-Tournament throughout the week, it was some of the great fun events that happened during the middle of August, and even though the turnout was not as great as past years, with 27 teams and 127 players, the results are still fun to read about. Who’s skills surpassed and who surprised us for that week, and so what were the results?, they are now out, so who successfully won in the Open Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Master Player’s and you get to see the photographs of all the winners. You read about the great competitions held in each tournament for Singles, Master’s, Male and Female alike, and it’s exciting to read and know that you were part of this annual event. Then there comes the Story about Team Championships, and when you read it in the article # 203 of the breaking new on the Arizona Pool Scene website, it really ramps up the Idea of Team Competition, It just gets you excited to know what the outcome would be, then seeing the comment “everyone was aware of the one team to beat”, and “that there were many teams that had a chance to take home the title.” but I can say I’m not surprised by the outcome, not saying that the other teams were any less, but when you look at the skill of these players then it was a high percentage belief, that it would be the 10 rated team, I then observed some of the other teams suddenly realizing that these players were there as a team, and they came to wonder how this happened? What were the reasons this was happening, and what were the State BCA requirements; regarding Teams, was it the same as in Las Vegas? Was it one master player per team? So there wasn’t anything written, but we heard about the questions from player’s on teams who wanted to know what were the rules and why it wasn’t it communicated earlier on these unexpected changes by the Arizona State BCA Committee, what were the reasons for these unexpected changes. There was a statement on the BCA Report that a BCA note book was in hand, but about the rules for State BCA Requirements, were they at hand?, is there anything in writing? As I have never seen these, only when the nationals have made changes have I seen them given to players. When situations occur and can create conflicts for the team and players especially, when it comes to a master’s level playing as a team in the Men’s Team tournament, it’s bound to bring many questions and speculation for these unforeseen events, so yes, it was verbally stated there is no rule for who can play, but was this information given to all league operators’s to relay to the team captains, and if so would there have been the same outcome? Did anyone see how this affected the players, the confusion of it, the sudden knowledge that if you were fortunate enough be in the bracket to meet up with the great team with the caliber of skill that is the team to beat, and yes they are all Arizona rated 10’s, Cops & Robber’s out of the past Alexander Lounge, these players who have excelled in their field of play, players who are US Bar Table Champion, BCA Master Division Champion, and no less they are all in the top 10 of the lead points in the Arizona Desert Classics Tour, and we respect this great achievement and we as amateur player’s alike love to watch these player’s and have the up most respect for them at their skill. But, it makes me question, what was the intention of these players to do this to the league players? Was it a fair and ethical decision made by the Arizona BCA committee and in knowing this information, what the repercussion would be for these players and the teams? How this would affect its outcome? The percentage of this I would not want to say, or even try to guess. Then, what uncertainty the teams felt. I know in speaking with a few of the player or team captains, that some felt disappointment, and to some extent, they felt swindled, where as other players enjoyed the opportunity for competition at the higher level of skill. So was there any communication brought for solutions or options given? What I observed, were that some of the teams & players just played silently, and attempted to make it the best they can. I doubt that if teams knew ahead of time about these conditions, would there have been more (Opinion continued on page 21)


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By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Paul Newman died Friday September 26, 2008 at his farmhouse near W e s t p o r t , Connecticut following a long battle with cancer at the age of 83. For pool players Paul Newman is best remember for his role as the pool hustler “Fast Eddie Felson” in the movie “The Hustler”. Alongside Jackie Gleason, Newman made infamous the life of a hustler, from seedy pool hall to seedy pool hall in the hopes of beating the legend himself, “Minnesota Fats” (Gleason). This movie had its debut in 1961 and brought pool playing to a new level of interest. The effect the movie had on the pool industry was astounding. Newman took on a role in a seemingly unconsequential sport and made everyone who played the game proud. This pride translated into a new interest in pool, the resurgence of pool halls and more and more Americans participating in the sport. As an 18 year old, ’10 foot tall and bullet proof’, I found my way to my first pool hall in 1966 and all anybody could talk about was the movie, “The Hustler”. “The Hustler” was playing across the street at the Bijou. It was a second feature, sort of like a rerun today. I sat in my seat in awe. This was what I wanted to be. The movie from its beginning became synonymous with the game. In 1986, Newman reprised his role as “Fast Eddie” and starred in a movie with Tom Cruise called, “The Color of Money” for which he won an Oscar. In the movie, Paul Newman, demonstrated what many pool players thought of a cocky, brash, stick swinging, mouthy, pool player that is trying to prove who he is. Tom Cruise played

this role to the hilt giving Newman a reason to almost hate and admire him in the same moment. Was Cruise’s character any different than many players today? Perhaps it was Mr N e w m a n ’ s character “Fast Eddie” that had mellowed, and knew who he was, comfortable in his own skin, that depict the pool players of today. Paul Newman in “The Hustler” and “The Color of Money” was a hero to all pool players. He didn’t make a successful movie about pool once, but twice. These two movies to this day mark the rebirth of a sport that had fallen into oblivion and revived an interest in the psyche of a pool player and the mystique surrounding our sport. Paul Newman made a lot of great movies and I want to personally thank him for that. He was not only a humanitarian but he walked the walk. “The Hustler” was unequivocally the standard of the life of the pool player. We as pool players were fortunate to have a true movie star portray the life of a pool player. By the time Newman did “The Color of Money”, he showed how you could be a gentleman at the table and play with honor. The pool community was very fortunate to have such a human being to represent the sport that we all love and adore each for our own reasons. Pool players everywhere will remember Paul Newman with fondness and appreciation for his roles as “Fast Eddie”. If you are new to the sport and haven’t seen these movies, rent them, you won’t regret it, they are classics!

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As Chris would show, yet again, it is sometimes better to be lucky than Lucky Punk Lucks Out @ Cue Club Big Guns Invitational good. He went on to defeat Skinner, getting every role in the book, 9-4. September 6, 2008 Congratulations to Chris for being the “greatest pule player ever”...not. The Big Box Summer Series finale at the Colorado Cue Club brought in a The Cue Club would like to thank the 14 players and 1 lucky no heart punk surprisingly small amount of players. Of the more than 50 shooters that for showing up this day as well as qualified by playing 3 Thursday 9Miller Beer for their support. Starting Ball tourneys only 15 turned up for September 8th Monday Night Nineball the guaranteed $1,000 added “Big at the CCC as well as Thursday Night Guns Championship”. Included on 9-Ball will qualify players for the next the “no show” list was, what would guaranteed $1,000 Added tourney. have been the prohibitive favorite, Call us for details, (303)450-7665. Mark Haddad. Mark has been **ANNOUNCEMENT** winning the Cue Club’s Thursday The next $1,000 added guaranteed Night 9-Ball at a ridiculous pace and 9-ball tournament on the big tables the $25 Bar Tab Bounty remains on will be The Big Guns Shootout on his head. Saturday December 13th @ noon. With Haddad’s absence the race for You can now qualify for a “Half Price the crown was wide open as the Invitation ($40 Entry + No Green Fee)” limited field would compete for a by playing in a total of 4 Monday Night share of the $1,600 pot. Also on the Nineball and/or Thursday Night line was the Miller All-Around Award, Nineball tournaments at the Colorado a $300 American Express gift card. (l to r) Dave Hughes, Lucky Punk, Bill Skinner Cue Club. If you do not qualify for the With this tourney being worth double invitation you can now play for a $60 Entry + $20 Green Fee. It is open to the points of the first three BBSS events several players were in the running. ALL players. The race was extended to 9 to make it interesting and play lasted almost Reno players make a note: if you bust out early come to the Colorado Cue 13 hours. The finals saw familiar foes with Chris McDaniel, arguably the Club on December 13th! luckiest player to ever live and can’t even spell pule, facing off against Bill 1st Chris McDaniel $750 + 300 Points Skinner. Chris had the upper hand having made his way through the 2nd Bill Skinner $400 + 150 Points winner’s side with lucky wins over Chisolm Woodson, Travis Morton, Dino 3rd Dave Hughes $250 + 100 Points Devoe and Dave Hughes. But Bill Skinner was going Rambo over on the 4th Melissa Little $100 + 75 Points one-loss side after losing his second match of the day. Since the winner 5th Jeff Crawford, Dino Devoe $50 + 60 Points of this match would get the overall title as well, this was essentially a $600 match.

Nick Smith Battles

for Fall Kickoff Classic Title September 13, 2008 46 pool players turned out for the main event of the “PCL Fall Kickoff Series” at the Colorado Cue Club, The Fall Kickoff 8-Ball Classic. This was a $1,000 added barbox event with races to 6 on the winners side and race to

(l to r) Nick Smith, Chris McDaniel, Nate Smith, Bill Skinner

5 on the one-loss side. The final four was made up of familiar names in the Colorado tournament scene. On the winners side Bill Skinner faced off with Chris McDaniel after victories over Ed Christopher, Art Siever, Jeff Crawford, Peter Mercaldi, and “ATM” Andrew Pettinger. Chris reached this point with wins over Jared Valesquez, Greg Way, Jim Gardner, and Damond Lemoine. With a more successful break, Bill would get the better of Chris 6-3. On the one-loss side the brothers from Colorado Springs Nick and Nate Smith met after (Nick Smith continued on page 27)


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Photos and story by Anne Craig

Durham, NC SEMI FINAL #1 Vivian Villarreal vs. Jasmin Ouschan Vivian won the lag, broke and with her trademark whistle, pocketed a ball and began the match by missing a thin cut on the one. She joked “ah it’s just the first game” but you could tell it was a wry comment. Jasmin stepped up and thinned the 1 into the corner pocket and continued to make her way through the object balls. Jasmin came to the table looking to extend her lead to 3 and began picking her way through the rack. She easily maneuvered the table layout and Vivian, looking resolute, watched as Jasmin went up 3-0 in a matter of just a few minutes. Game 5 saw both competitors fighting over control of the rack via the one ball, back and forth it went until finally, Jasmin had an open shot. Vivian would not be denied and ran out to finally get on the board! The safety battle continued for several rounds, but Jasmin ran out to reach the hill. Jasmin enjoyed the break advantage, pocketing the 7 ball, but the table layout forced her to play a safe which was successful in leaving Vivian a one rail kick. Although Vivian hit the one, the cue ball came off of the ball and scratched, giving Jasmin ball in hand. The 2 and 9 were tied up as were the 3 and 6, but not enough to prevent them from being pocketed. The 4 ball proved tight shape and Jasmin was forced to play safe, snuggling the cue ball up to the 8 and hiding the 4 ball from Vivian’s view. Vivian’s 2 rail kick shot missed the mark and Jasmin once again received ball in hand. Down went the 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 balls, for Jasmin’s first foray into the Finals this year! Vivian threw in the white towel as Jasmin was down on the 9 ball in concession. The FINALS of the 2008 WPBA Carolina Classic began with Jasmin winning the lag, breaking, making nothing and leaving Jeanette to push out. Jeanette, after a tough match versus Norway’s Line Kjorsvik, appeared refreshed and ready to play as Jasmin, with her typical Austrian stare, came back to the table

ready to rumble and run out. She uncharacteristically missed the 3 ball, but didn’t leave an easy shot for Jeanette, who went for a bit of a flyer and missed. Jasmin was left with an open shot, methodically pocketing each successive ball. Jasmin drew first blood against the Black Widow, going up 1-0. Game 2 saw Jeanette’s break come up dry, but Jasmin had no easy go of it on the 1 ball. She beautifully shot the ball though and continued running out, picking her way through a fairly difficult layout to sink the 9 and go up 2-0. Jasmin also had the break advantage, sinking a ball. She missed a 2 to the 9 carom but left Jeanette a tough cut which she missed. A safety battle ensued with Jeanette blinking first and Jasmin put together a tough but solid runout to extend her lead to 3-0. After a failed jump shot in game 4, Jeanette ran 5 balls to finally get on the board, down 1-3. Jasmin broke and ran out to regain the 3 game lead, 4-1. In game 6, Jeanette’s break came up dry and Jasmin ran out to the 3 but missed, allowing Jeanette another chance at the table. She ran out to the 6 and even as she struck the cue ball, knew she’d missed the 6, crying out “Oh my gosh!” She left Jasmin with a side rail bank shot, which she missed, allowing Jeanette back to the table to face a thin cut on the 6. She undercut it badly and Jasmin returned to the layout with a long but routine shot on the ball. Pocketing it cleanly, Jasmin had 3 balls left to win the 6th game, now up 5-1. Jasmin continued to dominate the racks, with Jeanette clearly out of sorts and before Jeanette could say boo, Jasmin was running out to win the tournament! 7-1. Congratulations to Jeanette Lee on another great finish this year! Congratulations to Jasmin Ouschan for her first WPBA Classic Tour win! Many thanks go out to the Mayor of Durham, the Honorable Bill Bell, Joe Goodman from Capitol Broadcasting Company, the staff at the American Tobacco Campus including Paul Pope, Valerie Ward and Marion Youngblood, all our volunteers including Kim Ramsey, the Durham American Poolplayers Association League Operator and KT Thompson, Charlotte League Operators for all their assistance. Many thanks to our Sponsors and to our fans! We’ll see you in two weeks at the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic in Lincoln City, Oregon hosted by our friends at the Chinook Winds Casino! (WPBA Results on page 27)


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from: Melissa Little

James Fontin wins Colorado Junior State Championships The Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Denver, CO hosted the 3rd annual “2008 Colorado Junior State Championships” this last Saturday, September 27th. Kids ages 8-19 travelled from all over the surrounding states to participate in this prestigious event. It was James Fontin from Denver, 19, who went undefeated winning five straight matches to become the 2008 Colorado State Champion. The last two years James finished 2nd & 3rd place but with his dedication and determination he challenged himself and won this year’s title with style winning 10-1 in the finals. James won a $500 build-your-own pool cue donated by Jacoby Custom Cues, a custom Delta-13 rack, a trophy, and a “free entry” into the Dragon Promotions World Junior 10-ball Championships for 2009. Malek Haj-Hussein from Colorado Springs, 16, was runner-up and won a trophy and a Delta-13 Custom rack, and third place was Brandon Baker, 16, from Wyoming who also won a trophy and a Delta-13 custom rack. All participants won a “free” subscription to Pool and Billiard Magazine thanks to Executive Editor Shari Stauch.

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October 2008

Cancer Benefit Pool T ournament Tournament

Kelsey needs your help Support the Kelsey Christensen Cancer Fund We, the owners of Jake’s Bar and Grill, Sharky’s Pool & Brew and the regional APA League Operator (American Poolplayers Association) will be hosting a Benefit Pool Tournament November 15th, 2008 to raise money for the family of three year old Kelsey Christensen, who has been stricken with malignant cancer tumors in the spine and brain that are extremely difficult medically and financially costly to treat. Kelsey has a twin, and there are two other siblings in the home under the age of five years old. They are the children of Andrea Christensen, an APA member, living in the McMinnville area. Andrea, the sole caregiver of these four children, must provide transportation to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital Cancer Treatment Center in Portland several times a month. There have been surgical procedures as well, with the expectation that there will be more in the future. There is no health insurance in place and the medical expenses are exorbitant. Our request to you is for donations of cash, gift certificates or goods or services that will be auctioned and/or raffled for cash at the benefit tournament in November. APA, the single largest pool players association in the world, has readily agreed to sanction this tournament in order to maximize the exposure to the community as a whole. Please open your hearts and billfolds to this family in need through donations of cash, good or services. All will be well appreciated and tax deductible. Donations of cash in the way of checks made out to: “Kelsey Christensen Fund” can be sent to: Jake’s Bar and Grill, 1686 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97302 or Randee Lee (our regional APA League Operator), 1420 Cunningham Lane S, Salem, OR 97302. To donate good or services, please contact: Scott McComas, owner of Jake’s Bar and Grill 503-580-8068 or Chet Arnett, owner of Sharky’s Pool & Brew 503-391-4912. APA NW 9-BALL KNOCKOUT - EXTRAVAGANZA with $2,000 ADDED 4 SEPARATE TOURNAMENTS (3 SINGLES BOARDS AND 1 SCOTCH DOUBLES) 1. You must be a paid APA player active on a Fall Session roster in either 8Ball or 9-Ball with at least 10 scores of one format or the other on your record prior to playing in these events. 2. The tournaments will take place at both Jake’s and Sharky’s in Salem on November 15-16 (Sunday league will not be scheduled for play on that Sunday here in Salem.) (Cancer Benefit continued on page 23)

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By Samm Diep (c) September 2008

Many players that believe that the coin-operated bar-table is inferior to at all. the 9-foot table and you can’t learn anything from playing “bar pool.” Most of the time, the conditions are never consistent from table to The pockets are bigger, the shots are easier, and there’s less skill table, even from rail to rail. You may have a match on one table with springy rails and lively cloth, but your next match might be on the required to run racks. All of this is true. However, as priceless as it is to have quality practice in a controlled, respectful environment, slowest table in the house with two dead rails and a heavier cue ball. there’s so much we can also learn from having played under the You never know what you’re going to get. most extreme situations. In general, when you check the balls out for a 9-foot table, you’re My good friend Robert, one of the finest bar-table players in his there to play pool. When you pop four quarters into a bar-table, you time, used to argue that bar table 8-ball was the toughest beast never know what to expect. Many pool rooms have an area for their feature table(s). It’s usually in front. It might be roped off. Spectators of all the billiard games. It’s okay. You don’t have to agree. What Samm Diep he was referring to was not simply the chess match of a game are respectful of your playing space and there’s usually plenty of itself, but the fact that the game is most often played in more adverse room. When was the last time you saw a bar-table in there? conditions. Because of the extreme varying table conditions, you may be forced to More often than not, 7-foot, coin-operated Valleys or Dynamos are what play different patterns. You’re less likely to trust slow-rolling a ball. You’ll you’ll find in your locals bar or tavern. They’re not usually well maintained. learn how to shoot a drag-draw instead. Your ball pocketing accuracy will develop from the need to shoot balls in firmer. The champion bar-table They’re not often well lit. They don’t always have balls from the same set. Chalk is not frequently available. Occasionally, there’s a wall or a stool or a players are masters at the long drag shots, stun shots, and recovery shots. PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT POOLTIPJAR.COM “RANDOM SMATTERINGS OF POOL person in our way. And, of course, you’re more likely to get buzzed by a THOUGHTS, ARTICLES, & NEWS”. You can take polls, view article archives, and read server just as you’re about to shoot. These are all examples of why bartournament and training updates. table 8-ball is one of the most challenging of cue sports. SAMM DIEP, “CHERRY BOMB”, HOUSE PRO AT MILE NINE & RACK ‘EM BILLIARDS The consequences of competing under such adverse conditions only make (AURORA, CO), AUTHOR OF “YOU MIGHT BE A D PLAYER IF... (101 CLASSIC MOVES you a stronger player. Though the pockets may be bigger and the balls THAT ALL POOL PLAYERS CAN APPRECIATE)” VISIT: WWW.SAMMSPOCKET.COM may fall easier, this only levels the playing field. It forces you to play at a FUN & UNIQUE PRODUCTS FOR POOL PLAYERS much higher level for fear of giving a lesser opponent a chance at the table

More On Physical Fitness By Roger Long, Advanced Certified Instructor

Last month I told a story about how I had changed my diet and exercise practices for a year and how the results of which had a seemingly very positive effect on my playing performance. This month I’d like to delve a little deeper into the subject of physical fitness. Now I know that this topic is not a favorite one with most pool players. Many of them would rather discuss the benefits of learning a good aiming system, or what tip grips the cue ball best. To them, thinking about physical fitness conjures up images of hard work and sacrifice. Roger Long And they’re right; attaining a good state of physical fitness definitely does require those two things. But how many things of real value in life come without hard work and sacrifice? Have you paid attention to the top men and women professional players of the last decade? Have you noticed that most of them appear to be very fit? I’m not going to mention any names here, but I’ve been told that several of the best players in the world maintain strict diet and exercise regimens. And why shouldn’t they? These people are professionals, and professionals look for every advantage they can get in order to stay on top. As I said last month, long and/or successive matches played under extreme pressure are very stressful. High stress leads to mental and physical fatigue; and fatigue can lead to failure. Therefore it stands to reason that the more conditioned a body becomes, the better it becomes at warding off physical fatigue. Now let’s look at one of the benefits that physical conditioning can have on the mental game. Everyone knows that any kind of physical discomfort can be very distracting. Distraction can cause a loss of concentration, and a loss of concentration can be very detrimental to any pool player’s game. But think about this: the more physical discomfort you bring on yourself during physical training, the better you prepare yourself to deal with physical discomforts that arise during competition. That’s right! If you accustom yourself to focusing on your training goals while working your way through the pain that training is causing, the more you will be able to ignore physical discomforts that arise during a match, and the more you will be able to stay focused on your game. Still another benefit to be derived from developing a well conditioned body is the added confidence it can bring. Many people are very sensitive about

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Bridger Mountain BCA Summer 2008

October 2008

BILLINGS BCA

SUMMER LEAGUE 2008 SEASON The 2008 summer session of the BCA Pool League was a long and winding road to the conclusion. Long because the usual 13 or 14 week season was 19 weeks, due to the amount of teams playing and winding because of the all the twists and turns during the year as far as who was going to be league champion. It was not decided until the final night and the winning team won by only half a round. The Most Valuable Player race was not so close as Ryan Grimm and Linda Asleson dominated from the first week. Both played extremely well against some good competition throughout the summer. Runners up were Bill Luscombe and Gloria Scott. Sports Page was the narrow winner of the league championship over

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October 2008

The Future is Here!

Chris Rogers and Ford; Tournament Directors

As the 2008 Season winds down for the NWPA and the race for the top rankings gets tighter, it’s the regular players that can’t afford to miss a stop and keep an eye on the matches at tables next to them. This is how it was at Jack’s Billiards in Lynnwood, WA on September 20th and 21st as tour stop #6 was held. With only one stop remaining, things (l to r) Chris Rogers (Tournament Director), Liz Cole, Cindy Sliva, are getting interesting. Katelyn Carpenter (Jack’s Representative) The owners, Randy and Junko did their normal great job as hosts and made sure all the players were in need of nothing. Since both are top players in their own right, they know what it is like to be a player in a high end tournament. As we wound up on Saturday, a new aspect to Jack’s was seen, it seems that live music is now part of their lineup. The band was great and played all night, so next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and check it out. But we were still back on Sunday morning to crown the next winner (poor Randy on four hours sleep). The A side semifinals had Liz Cole taking Jo Woodward 7-3 and Cindy Sliva over Jessica Orth 7-5. Jessica had beaten Kit Dennis in the first round then had to face her again as Kit fought her way through the B side and this time, despite holding a 5-0 lead, lost 7-5. Kit then faced Linda Carter, (NWPA continued on page 26)

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October 2008

It of Jackson, Miss., and Who Let the Babes Out of Decatur, Ill. Each 5th Place team received $1,000 in prize money.

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More than $1 Million in prize money awarded in 28th Annual Team Championships LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (September 4, 2008) - The American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 28th Annual National Team Championships saw a record number of teams compete in this year’s 9-day extravaganza. More than 1,800 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Doubles and Masters teams made the trek to Sin City to compete, Aug. 15 - 23, for more than $1 Million in prize money. In the 8-Ball Open Division, Westside of Kankakee, Ill., defeated Secretly Sloshed of Shreveport, La., 30 in the finals to take home $25,000 in cash and the championship title. In addition to their 1st Place prize

All teams in the 8-Ball Championships squared off in a modified single elimination format that ensured each team played at least twice 1st 8-Ball Ladies Division: Clean Slates of Maple Shade, NJ Pamela Boyce, Michelle Goodwin, Cheryl Chenier, ShannonCox, Theresa Intelisano, before elimination. All Lauren Graeber, Susan Lanser, Donna Tibbetts 8-Ball Open Division teams automatically received $350 in national qualifier money, and the top 8 teams won at least money, Westside $5,000. In the 8-Ball Ladies Division, all teams automatically earned $350 also received a national qualifier money, with the top 8 teams winning at least $1,000. The team trophy and Open Division began play on Aug. 18 and concluded on Aug. 23. The Ladies individual team Division of the plaques. tournament started on As Runners-Up, Aug. 16 and concluded Secretly Sloshed on Aug. 19. received $15,000 In Open 9-Ball National in prize money, a Championship action, it team trophy and was Oh Shot of individual team Gastonia, N.C., beating plaques. Finishing Frank’s Team of in 3rd Place were Leominster, Mass, in the The Untouchables finals 52-48. Oh Shot of Springdel, Ohio, took home $15,000 of the and Vested in Pool more than $200,000 of Livonia, Mich.; guaranteed purse. As they each Runner-Up, Frank’s received $7,500 in Team received $7,000 in prize money. In a 1st 8-Ball Doubles: Oops!!! Stacy Long, Gary Abood cash, a team trophy and three-way tie for individual team plaques. 5th Place were All My Rowdy Friends of Baton Rouge, La., Bobby McGee’s Two teams tied for 3rd 1st Wheelchair Challenge Charlie Hans Cincinnati, OH of Cresthill, Ill., and Nothin Personal of Topeka, Kansas; each team received Place in the Open 9-Ball $5,500 for finishing tied for 5th Place. division. Cue Tips of Metairie, La., and Shoot ‘Em Down of Waterloo, S.C. In the finals of the Ladies 8-Ball Division, it was Clean Slates of Maple Each team took home $3,500 in prize money. Shade, N.J., defeating New Orleans Ladies of Westwego, La., 3-0 to win Finishing in 5th Place were Go Ahead of Burlington, Ontario, Heavy Hitters $10,000 in 1st Place prize money. In addition to the prize money, Clean of Nashville, Tenn., Jimmy’s of Memhis, Slates also received a team trophy Tenn., and Welcome to Your Nightmare and individual team plaques. As of Aloha, Oregon. Each 5th Place Runners-Up, New Orleans Ladies team received $2,000 in prize money. received $5,000 in cash, a team The Open 9-Ball National trophy and individual team plaques. Championship was held Aug. 15-18, Clean Slates advanced to the finals with each team competing in a with a victory over Cue Tips of modified single elimination format that Seminole, Fla., in the semifinals. ensured each team played at least New Orleans Ladies defeated Ball twice before elimination. All national Busters of Howell, Mich., in the qualifiers received a minimum of $350, semifinals to advance. Both Cue with the top 8 teams winning at least Tips and Ball Busters each took $2,000. home $2,500 for their 3rd Place After winning their divisions in weekly finishes. APA 8-Ball and 9-Ball League play and In a tie for 5th Place were Keep ‘Em then placing in Local Team Safe of Chester, W.V, Kiss It 1st 8-Ball Open Division: Westside from Kankakee, IL Maurice Runnels, Championships throughout the United Goodbye of Houston, Texas, This Is Vern Penley, Robert Mingo, Earl Lane, Reggie Runnels, Jerry Butler, Kaessa Watkins, Frank Johnson


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nearly $200,000. 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 CPA Pool League in Canada. More than 260,000 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. 1st Master Teams: Goof Troop The APA produces three major Paul Joko, Jonathan Balan, Rigoberto Pena, Gary Sunda tournament events each year-the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur ChampionshipPlace prize money, that, together, pay out more than $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually! while Detroit The National Team Championships are sponsored by Cuetec Cues. Connection received For more information on the National Team Championships, visit the official $3,600 as Runner-Up APA Web site at poolplayers.com or call 1-800-3-RACK-EM. in the 187-team event. In the Open 9-Ball D o u b l e s Championship, Sweet & Sour of Nashville, Tenn., defeated Killer B’s of Halethorpe, Md. Sweet & Sour took home a 1st Place prize of $5,500 and a trophy, while the Fobia walked away with $2,500 in prize 1st 9-Ball Doubles: Sweet & Sour Christina Collins, Laura Richardson money. Charlie Hans of Cincinnati, Ohio, defeated Michale Little of Springfield, Va., for $2,000 in the finals of the APA Wheelchair Challenge. In addition, the APA conducted 627 MiniMania tournaments, which took place daily and were open to all APA members. The MiniMania tournaments 1st 9-Ball Open Division: Oh Shot of Gastonia, NC Gerald Bridges, Misty Wyatt, offered multiple formats with 100% prize money payback that awarded Evan Wyatt, Bryant Cooper, Derrick Cooper, Christopher Painter States and Canada, 707 Open 8-Ball, 357 Open 9-Ball, and 37 Ladies 8Ball teams, all consisting of five to eight players, qualified to compete in the 2008 National Team Championships. In the Open 8-Ball Doubles Championship, it was Oop’s of Shreveport, La., winning $6,500 in the finals with a victory over Tim & Mitchell of North Braddock, Pa. Tim & Mitchell received $4,000 as Runner-Up in the 383-team event. The finals of the Masters Championship event featured Goof Troop of Rosemead, Calif., defeating Detroit Connection of Oxford, Mich. Goof Troop took home $7,800 in 1st


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Arlo Walsman beat Bob Zack in the finals to top off an outstanding tournament and head-to-head competition between the two great players. Arlo also squeaked out the high run prize over Bob with a run of 46 to Bob’s high run of 45. They both played with such utter precision it was a shock to see them miss occasionally. Both shot making and position play were excellent. Getting to the one and two spots required Arlo and Bob to play some very good players. Arlo beat Sam Rabito, Mitchell Henderson and Kevin Long in the qualifying round and Russ Hodgin in the finals before facing Bob. Bob beat Michael Jensen, Darin Walding, and newcomer Yao Ting Chen in the qualifying round and Mike Deitchman in the finals before facing Arlo. In addition to the finalists, players with runs of 20 or more included Darin Walding (29), Michael Jensen (24), and Jim Gillespey (23). Yao’s home town was probably the furthest away, but I forgot to ask what it was (thanks, Dan Yan, for serving as interpreter). We also welcomed back Mark McGregor from Auburn, WA, who played well enough to edge Buzz Poleson in a 50 to 49 match, but lost his chance to make the finals by losing to Russ. Here’s a summary of the results: 1st $70 Arlo Walsman 2nd $55 Bob Zack 3rd $40 Russ Hodgin 4th $20 Mike Deitchman High Run: 46 - Arlo Walsman Many thanks to all the fine players and the audience for a very special tournament. The next 14.1 tournament at Sam’s Billiard will be October 5.

BILLINGS BCA

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MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS RUNNERS-UP: Gloria Scott and Bill Luscombe

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Oregon Albany: Mid-Valley BCA Bob Cook 541.760.8242 bcook@northstarsurveying.com Astoria: Lower Columbia BCA Bonnie Russell frumpy2003@yahoo.com Coos Bay: Pacific Coast Pool League Barbara Sisneros bsisneros49@charter.net Tioga BCA - Rick Tillett 541.404.0453 redsquatch101@yahoo.com Eugene: Emerald Valley BCA Darcy Williams-Moss 541.517.9816 darcy@lcpl.net Grants Pass: Players Club Danny Burdick 541.659.0467 anbvending@earthlink.net Lincoln City: Lincoln City BCA Alex Shuey 541.921.3111 alexshuey@hotmail.com Portland: Cascade Pool League Andrew Monstis / Sassy Campbell 503.252.4215 sharandrew@comcast.net Redmond: Central Oregon Pool Leagues Kelly Reynolds 541.420.4511 Roseburg: Umpqua Valley Pool Players DaveGerkin 541.673.1304 davegerkin@charter.net Salem: Cherry City BCA Shawn/Tracii Self 503.851.0365 trucntrac21@comcast.net Toledo: South Lincoln County Melvin White 541.336.9563 mdwhite80@charter.net Oregon, Washington Northwest Players League League Op: Cindy Doty 360.577.0098 cinbad@hughes.net Beaverton, Oregon: Stephanie Tafolla stafolla@comcast.net Bend, Oregon: Michelle Mayo 541.480.5448 Goldendale, WA: Len Schulmeister 509.773.4434 Kennewick WA: Jer sheroski 509-727.6743 Longview, WA: Cadillac Island Casino Cindy Doty 360-577-0098 Oregon City, OR: KC’s Midway Mike & Kari Stevens 503-632-4189 Portland, OR: Sam’s Billiards Kimberly Engh 503-484-5542 The Glass House Jim Stiffler 503.806.5998 Vancouver WA: Nate & Cathy Dnford 360.574.7978 Yakima Div Mgr: Pam & Tim Desmarais 509-469-0354 Washington Everett, Lynwood, WA: Players Club LTD Ford, Rose Wilson, Chris Rogers 425.220.9051 qstick1@verizon.net Lynnwood: Sno-King BCA Pool League Mark Avlon 425.478.1598 mark@skbca.com Ocean Park: Lower Columbia Peninsula Division Don/Jenny Sheldon 360.665.4105 dkj@centurytel.net Olympia: Thurston County BCA Terry Ludwig 360.790.7139 terrymludwig@comcast.net Port Angeles: Juan de Fuca League Christina Jacobsen 360.461.7922 ccj143@hotmail.com Puyallup: Western Washington BCA Pool League Doug Schulze 253.848.0277 Spokane: Inland BCA League Johnnie Landis 509.220.4255 inland_bca@msn.com

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participation or less, or even team player changes, but that also was not considered an option, as it was told to some of the captains that player had to be out of the same league, and there were some player who wanted to play with a team, outside of the league, even though it was still a BCA league. But again, that was not an option, so they were told, and it seems there were inconsistencies on some of these issues. So if teams were given this information, it would have given them the opportunity to have caused to grieve this issue, or at least be better prepared. In addition to this I also observed the Tournament Directors, who’s participation did give you an idea about a lot of favoritism to this awesome team during this event, I observed it verbally on the speaker with comments commending their skill, as a team or a player, which I didn’t see or hear much of that to other teams. It should be the agreement for Tournament Directors to display the appropriate professionalism of being objective and respectful to ALL players. And lastly those highly skilled players’s need to recognizing who they represent, and that they are all role models for the pool community and are obligated to display that manner with respect to all, for sad to say, that I have lost some respect for them, and I believe I am not the only one. As in the BCA Report it states, 5 of the 6 events were won by the player and teams of Alexander and a total of the monies won was at least $ 4,650.which is a “True testament of the level of talent there” as stated, on the BCA Report. I hope in the future these great players will continue to show this community though their support, and participation to enhance other teams in play and create a positive belief of this sport. I hope to see the Arizona State Tournament Committee take this information into consideration for the next year’s events and ensure that all players receive consistency in the rules, communication of the rules, encouragement, support and commitment for this annual event. As I am a passionate player and love to compete to the best of my abilities, I enjoy watching, supporting and believe in this sport as it progresses and excels each year for Arizona players, I commend those who take on this task, and appreciate the work it takes, and lastly I hope to see this situation cleared and apologies given to those league players through the future changes.

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Shooting for the Stars

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Community members from the Portland metro area gathered on Sunday, August 24 at the high-end El Gaucho Steakhouse to raise about $60,000 for the Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon and OHSUs Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, and they had a good time doing it. The seventh annual Shooting for the Stars event was a swanky, black-tie fundraiser presented by El Gaucho Portland’s general manager, Todd Moore, and fifteen-time world billiard trick shot champion, Mike Massey. The evening consisted of a lively auction and raffle, blackjack, poker, and craps games, a trick-shot exhibition by Massey, and a single-elimination 9-ball tournament—all of which, accompanied by an exquisite buffetstyle dinner. Trophies and prizes were awarded to the top three finishers of the pool tournament. First place, awarded to Tony Bloom, sponsored by Ed Schwartz of American Steel, received a Tommy Bahama watch; second place, Celeste Trapp, founder of HairM, received a Meucci cue of the month for April 2007; and third place, Toeutu Faaleava, sponsored by Sarah Graves of Young’s Columbia Wine Company, Meucci cue of the month for April 2006. Steel tycoon Howard Hedinger sponsored two of the tournament players. The matches were played on two beautiful, regulationsize Brunswick pool tables, both of which provided by Apollo Pools. Sherwood Dudley, El Gaucho’s esteemed maitre de, remarked, “It was a very exciting evening…a real organized affair. The beauty of it is that we had more people than last year. Next year, we’re planning to auction off another pool table like we have in the past.” “One of best moments of the evening was watching Celeste knock Sherwood out of the tournament,” recalled tournament director Sam Rabito. For $150, participants reserved a spot at the dinner table and indulged in El Gaucho’s baby back ribs, Dungeness crab cakes, fresh northwest oysters, and their house-specialty Caesar salad—to name a few of the delicacies—and drinks were included. An entry into the tournament was an additional $850. Items up for bid ranged from El Gaucho steak dinners to vacations in faraway places. Reservations for next year’s event open in May 2009. For more information, contact Todd Moore, El Gaucho Steakhouse general manager, at 503-2278794.


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NEW LEAGUES

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Hotshots family Billiards began an adult nine ball league Sunday September 21st. League will start at 6:00pm. The Non profit Pacific ACS league will run twelve weeks allowing its players to qualify for regional and national tournaments. This league currently has openings for new members. The BJACS (Beaverton Junior American Cue Sports) will begin there forth year of league Sunday September 28th. Juniors aged seven to twenty are invited to join. Each Sunday there will be competition as well as coaching for specific skill areas. This league runs through mid December with the winter session starting January 21st. Last year four juniors (under 18 years of age) went to Nationals in Las Vegas Nevada to compete! For more information call or e-mail Niki Phillipi 503-740-8478, ninipipi3@hotmail.com See ad page 10 for some great cue deals

Pacific American Cue sports had a board meeting September 21st. A new president was elected to take over for our friend Bill Mildenberger. Craig Arnold will be the new president of PACS. Craig is committed to the future of the league continuing to maintain the high standards and goals as envisioned by Bill. Judy Griffith retains the secretary- treasurer position and Kelly Reynolds will continue as the Vice president. The regional tournament dates were secured March 25th through 29th 2009 in Shelton Washington, Little Creek Casino. This regional tournament allows for all levels of ability as well as providing a selection of events (scotch doubles, singles eight and nine ball and team eight ball). For more information call us or visit our web site pacificacs.org. Following is a list of contact representatives and the area they operate out of.

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3. An “earlybird” entry fee of $20 a person must come in with an entry form prior to deadline. Any late entries (if openings still exist) will have to pay $25. All late fees will go to the Kelsey Christensen Cancer Fund. 4. In addition to the four tournaments offered there will be raffle tickets available for all kinds of prizes. 5. The 4 tournaments include a singles board for skill levels 1 thru 4, a singles board for skill levels 5 & 6, a singles board for skill levels 7 thru 9 and a scotch doubles bracket with a skill level cap of 13 for the pair. 6. Between Scott McComas, owner of Jake’s and Chet Arnett, owner of Sharky’s a total of $2,000 guaranteed will be added to split between these four events depending on turnout for each bracket. (total of participants in each bracket will determine how much of that award will be added to that event) 7. Each player or scotch team will be called after all entries have come in to let you know which start time and at which location you will be playing, starting on Saturday morning November 15 - so please include legible phone numbers on your entry forms. 8. In the 3 different singles brackets normal 9-Ball skill level races will be played in a full double elimination bracket (only if the turnout is so enormous - race lengths will have to be reduced due to time constraints - but you will know that before you start play.) For the scotch doubles bracket races for the pairs will be according to the list below still a double elimination bracket. 9. Combined skill level 2s - race to 13, 3s - race to 16, 4s - race to 19, 5s - race to 22, 6s - race to 25, 7s - race to 28, 8s - race to 31, 9s - race to 35, 10s - race to 38, 11s - race to 42, 12s - race to 46 and 13s will race to 50 9. Players may only sign up for one event - either singles or scotch as they will be running simultaneously. 10. Skill levels will be frozen as of November 1st. Early Bird Entry Deadline will be November 8th. Late entries will be taken up until November 12th unless brackets are already full. Deadline means IN MY HAND by that date (whether in packets, drop boxes or by mail.) Checks may be made out to: Randee Lee, 1420 Cunningham Ln S, Salem, OR 97302 503-362-0133 or 1-800-859-3913

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WPBA Qualifier at Pacific Coast Classic

$500 Added WPBA Qualifier at Pockets, Tucson 26 Women from all over came to Pockets, Tucson to play in the AWBT’s 5th stop! This was a $500 added paid WPBA Qualifier for the Pacific Coast Classic event! Hill-hill was the name of the game this weekend! Out of just the last 14 matches alone, 6 went hill-hill! Sunday started with the top 8 ladies. The top 4 on the A side were: Iris Ranola from the Phillipines vs. Emily Wilmoth from Florida and Nicole Keeney from Colorado vs. Michelle Micik from Tucson. The top 4 women on the B side were: Phoenix ladies Sara Miller vs. Susan Willams and Tucson ladies Mary Moench vs. Lois Schmitt! Iris defeated Emily (7-6) and Michelle defeated Nicole (7-6). They then went on to play each other in the hot-seat match. Iris won the match by the Iris Ranola score of 7 to 3 which earned her the coveted hot seat. 7th/8th place was determined when Sara lost to Susan (7-4) and Mary lost to Lois (7-1). 5th/6th place was determined when Nicole lost to Susan (7-6) and Lois lost to Emily (7-1). Susan won 4th place as she was defeated by Emily (7-5). Emily then went on beat Michelle (7-4) for 3rd place. After all was said and done, two women remained. Iris Ranola and Emily Wilmoth. Since this was a true double elimination format, Emily would have to beat Iris in two sets of a race to 7. Since both of these women came from so far away to play in this tournament, we new we were in for a great match! Iris won the lag and away they went. The games Emily Wilmoth went back and forth until the score was 4-4. The ladies took a break, came back, and then Emily won the next two games which put her on the hill. Iris quickly won the next 3 games which won her the set, the match and all the marbles! Congratulations to Emily for an awesome 2nd place finish and a big congrats to Iris for the win and the paid qualifier spot! We’ll be looking for you on TV at the WPBA Pacific Coast Classic Event! 12 women came back on Sunday to play in the free second chance tournament. Congratulations to Ashea Erdahl for winning the hot-seat and then winning first place ($40)! Congratulations to Krystal Edmonson for 2nd place ($30) and to Pat Schultz for 3rd place ($20)! The AWBT gave away 2 beautiful J. Pechauer Custom Cues at this event! The first cue was valued at $480. As promised at the beginning of the season, the tournament directors chose a random event to hold a player draw for this cue. Well guess what! This event at Pockets was the event chosen and Sara Miller was the very lucky winner! The funny thing is, after years and years of buying tickets to try and win a

cue, she finally wins and it’s the one time she didn’t have to spend a dime! Congratulations you lucky lady! The second cue was valued at $560 and it was gorgeous! Congratulations to Pockets very own server Ceres (Sara) Pineiro for winning this stunning J. Pechauer Custom Cue! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and for all your support. We raised $300 and all proceeds help the AWBT keep playing so we really appreciate it! We were excited to have photographer Rick Schmitz from Rixx Images on hand snapping pictures of the women playing during both days of the tournament. A slide show of Ricks photographs played on the big screen all day Sunday! The women really enjoyed all the pictures and were able to purchase their favorites! It was a joy having you there Rick! We hope you’ll come back to future events! A HUGE thank you goes out to Valerie, Eric and everyone at Pockets! We had so much fun! We love your pool hall! The new big screen TV’s are awesome and the new sitting area was perfect! The tables are always in great shape as always, and the food was terrific! Lenny and Donna we sure did miss you, but look forward to seeing you next time! We hope to see you at next months $500 Added WPBA Qualifier which will be held at Kolby’s Korner Pocket in Tempe on September 27-28! This was previously going to be for a 2009 WPBA Classic event. But we have exciting news! It is now going to be a paid qualifier for the prestigious 2008 WPBA Championships to be held in Florida in November! As a reminder you can see our remaining 2008 schedule, points standings and past tournament info on our new website AWBT.NET! Thanks again to Eric Rima for creating that for us! Top 12 Finishers: 1st $320 Iris Ranola + WPBA Qualifier ($500 added value) 2nd $210 Emily Wilmoth 3rd $140 Michelle Micik 4th $90 Susan Williams 5/6 $60 Nicole Keeney, Lois Schmitt 7/8 $40 Sara Miller, Mary Moench 9-12 $25 Liz Bernreuter, Anne Gray, Kathleen Lawless, Noel Rima

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MAX EBERLE GOES TO MANILA

Max Eberle was almost in a league of his own for the Bay Area’s first Ten-Ball tournament, held at California Billiard Club September 6 & 7. Nobody won more than five games against him. Max was one of four players from the Los Angeles area who came to the expansive Mountain View pool room for this qualifying tournament, and along with his first-place prize money, Max also earned tournament entry plus complimentary travel and lodging to Manila for the $400,000 World Pool Ten Ball Championship coming up September 29. This was one of only two qualifying tournaments held in the USA. When former California Billiard Corey Harper, MaxEberle, Tony Annigoni, Chris Swart Club owner Chet Itow put up his $50 entry fee shortly after the player’s meeting ball spotted. If you pocket a ball that you didn’t Saturday, that rounded out the field to a perfect call, of if your object ball goes in the wrong pocket, thirty-two. All matches were race-to-nine, double it stays down and your opponent has the option elimination, and with the World Pool to shoot or let you shoot again. As in Eight-Ball, Association’s intriguing rules for Ten-Ball, the luck you are allowed to call a safety and pocket the factor was reduced significantly in comparison object ball, but if you do that in Ten-Ball, your to a Nine-Ball tournament. Luck Reduction: This opponent can make you shoot again. Players is a call-pocket game, except on the opening with powerful breaks were also harnessed break. You win the game with a ten on the break, somewhat because of the alternate breaks but if you make the ten without calling it after that, format, and the three-foul rule was replaced by it spots and your opponent has the option to the stalemate rule. Given all these changes, I was shoot or let you shoot again, unless you made surprised how easy this event was to handle, the object ball legally on the same shot, in which and my thanks to the players for their cooperation. case you would continue shooting with the ten The only little problem was with one player who wanted his match reassigned to a different table, but table “Still making the best burgers in town!” assignments were by random draw.

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Max began with 9-4 wins over Colin Mazaika, Terry Jones and Marshall Williams. On Sunday he reached the hot seat by defeating Corey Harper (95) and Tony Annigoni (9-2). Annigoni’s three Saturday victories were over Norman Rapelo (9-2), Chet Itow (9-4) and Alex Almendral (9-4). On Sunday he defeated George Michaels (9-8), lost to Max Eberle (9-2), then defeated Corey Harper (9-8) to earn the rematch with Eberle, and once again Max got him by a 9-2 score. Tony and Corey won free entry to December’s Reno Open along with their second and third place finishes. All entry fees were returned in prize money, and table time was donated by California Billiards. Ben and Chris and their staff at California Billiards were perfect hosts, as always. Ten-Ball might become a regular event, after hearing Chris say “This would be fun to do every year,” as we wrapped things up Sunday night. Max took home $325 plus travel and lodging to Manila, and tournament entry fee. 1st $325 Max Eberle 2nd $255 Tony Annigoni* 3rd $200 Corey Harper* 4th $150 George Michaels 5/6 $125 Terry Jones, Marshall Williams 7/8 $90 Reid Stensrud, Colin Mazaika 9-12 $60 Alex Almendral, Simon Dudley, Clay Van Nortwick, Eric Scott *Free entry to Reno Open Bob Beaulieu was on hand with his camera during the event. Take a look at his snapshots at: h t t p : / / w w w. e z t r a v e l . c o m / u s p pa / p h o t o s / index.php?dir=./wpa-california-billiards-090608

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PRESENTS....

THE 21st Ann ual USPP A 9-B ALL Annual USPPA 9-BALL R eno W arm-up T ournament Warm-up Tournament Sa v 29-30, 2008 Satt & Sun, No Nov

$1,000

added

$60 Entry Fee - Race to 8/8 - Double Elimination Must be a member or Join - Doors open 10:00am - Play Starts 1pm Sharp Send entries to: 1st $2,000 California Billiard Club - 881 E. El Camino Real (with 128 players) Mountain View, CA. 94040 (650) 965-3100


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Jamboree

By Tom Suarez Tournament Director

The regular added format resumed after the Summer extra Added events. Thirty of the top Northern California players tested their skills and competed for the $900 purse. Billy Palmer took first place after he and Warren aka Monk Costanza decided to call it quits after the first set of the finals. Billy’s only defeat in the tournament was to Mr. Costanza. The 9 Ball event drew 41 players fighting for the $1,435.00 prize fund. Billy lost the Hot Seat match to young gun Josh Edgar a new resident to the Sacramento area. Billy took the left Billy Palmer side finals in 4 straight games. Mr. Palmer then took the first match of the true double elimination 6-0 and then won the final match 4-0. When I handed Billy the $400 for first place, I told him “Congrats on wining the last 14 games” and looked a little confused and told me he wasn’t sure but he thought he played a little better after the Hot Seat match. We had a good laugh after that. One Pocket 1st $300 Billy Palmer 2nd $200 Warren Costanza 3rd $130 Austin Murphy 4th $90 Melvin McKay 5th $60 Gilbert Areallno and Jesse Jimenez 7th $30 Shawn Roy and Gene Ahola 9 Ball 1st $400 Billy Palmer 2nd $280 Josh Edgar 3rd $175 Skippy 4th $120 Jim Fabionar 5th $90 Bart Mahoney and Jeff Gregory 7th $60 Gilbert Areallno and Frank Rocha (from the great North West) 9th $40 James Williams, Johnny Olivares, Patrick aka Trixie Rhea, John Henderson Hard Times Billiards of Sacramento 5536 Garfield Ave Sacramento, CA (916) 332-8793

Monthly Jamboree W eekend Weekend 1st Weekend of each month One Pocket Saturday $300 ADDED MONEY

Sign up & Free Practice for Paid Entries 11AM - Starts at Noon sharp! Entry fee $20 - Race to 2 - Double Elimination

9-Ball Sunday

$500

ADDED MONEY

Sign up & Free Practice for Paid Entries Noon - Starts at 1PM sharp! Entry fee $25 - Race to 6 Winners Side Race to 4 Losers Side

Weekly Tournaments

Wed: 9-Ball $5 entry-$50 added-7PM Signup-7:30PM Start Single Elimination-Race to 3 (25 or more players) race to 4 with 24 or less players $75 added each week Thurs: 9-Ball USPPA $15 entry-7PM Signup-7:30PM Start Single Elimination-Race to 5-Must be a member of the USPPA Sun: 9-Ball Open $15 entry-Noon Signup-1PM Start-Double Elimination Race to 6 Winners to 4 One Loss-$5 per player added up to $150

October 2008

Atwell

Steamrolls Midwest The Midwest 9-Ball Tour was at The Break in Cahokia, Illinois for a $2,550 added 9-Ball Tournament. In the Hot Seat match Glenn Atwell defeated Mike Banks, Jr. 9-3. The semifinals saw Mike Banks, Jr defeat Steve Boucher 9-5. This set up the double elimination finals. Glenn won the first set and the match over Mike 9-8 My next event is Oct 9-12, 2008 - $5000 Added at Shooters - 810 West Hwy 56 - Olathe, Ks (913)780-5740 $1000 Added - One-Pocket - $60 entry - Deadline: Thurs 8PM $4000 Added - 9-Ball - open $65 entry, ladies $50 entry - Deadline: Friday 8PM

(l to r) Glenn Atwell, Doug Patrick (sponsor), MIke Durbin (sponsor), Mike Banks, Jr.

Ladies - 6 players $180 Added 1st $200 Kristin Werner, St. Peters, MO 2nd $100 Chelsea Hardwick, Evansville, IN Open - 79 players $2370 Added 1st $1000 Glenn Atwell, Vancouver, WA 2nd $600 Mike Banks, Jr., Blue Springs, MO 3rd $400 Steve Boucher, St. Louis, MO 4th $300 Shane McMinn, Tulsa, OK 5-6 $150 Jamie Welch, Beloit, Wi, Mark Wilson, Prairie Town, Il 7-8 $125 Justin Bergman, Fairview Heights, Il, Andy Quinn, St. Louis, Mo 9-12 $100 Gary Lutman, Collinsville, Il, Mike Patterson, Clay Center, KS Rich Sager, St. Louis, Mo, Mike Dunklin, Wappella, Il 13-16 $75 Craig McLaren, Galesburg, Il, Scott Frost, Phoeniz, Az Jerry Terbrock, Manchester, Mo, Chris Patterson, Beloit, WI 17-24 $50 Kendal Koch, Oshkosh, Wi, Randy Tenley, Galesburg, Il Jeff Colvin, Springfield, Il, Geary Sills, Cahokia, Il Chuck Raulston, Poplar Bluff, Mo, Mike Durbin, Sullivan, Il Doug Patrick, Hazelwood, Mo, John Snyder, St. Louis, Mo


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who was the comeback kid Saturday by overcoming deficits of 2-6, 0-4, and 0-5 before falling to Cindy. But there were no more comebacks and Kit won 7-3. She then faced Cindy, who having lost a hill - hill battle to Liz for the point, fought back to the finals by winning 7-5. The rematch was a close affair, but Cindy could never get on top and Liz pulled away at the end to win 9-6. This will give Liz Cole a strong but not insurmountable lead heading into the last tour stop at The Parlor in Bellevue on October 11th and 12th. This is also a WPBA qualifier and our year end banquet so the field is sure to be deep and strong. All players and spectators are encouraged to attend the banquet, just sign up your name at NWPAtour.com and we’ll see you there. 1st $335 Liz Cole 2nd $225 Cindy Sliva 3rd $185 Kit Dennis 4th $100 Linda Carter 5/6 $65 Jessica Orth, Jo Woodward See ad on page 19 for October NWPA Tournament

Half-Ball Secrets

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You can adjust the fuller hit back to the right-angle line by taking a little draw off the cue ball. How much? That’s why practice is necessary with this or any system — you must develop your feel for the shot. If the cue ball is further back, your perfect draw may degrade just the right amount to get the angle you want. Similarly, if you are in a situation where the shot requires a hit thinner than half-ball, you know immediately that it will be nearly impossible to pull the cue ball back to the 90-degree line. One more factor in this shot is the weight of the cue ball. Many cue balls that start out the same weight as the object balls are worn down in play from the constant abrasion of the tip and chalky cloth. You see “red circle” cue balls that have turned into “faint pink circle” cue balls because the owner is too cheap to replace worn-out equipment. Such a light cue ball will draw far more easily than a cue ball of the proper weight. On the other hand, if you play on a coin-op table that uses a large cue ball — the traditional “bar ball” — you have the opposite problem. It will be much harder to draw the cue ball. How much harder? You already know how to find out, but more importantly, you now have a shot to test the equipment. Also, if the cue ball is brand new and regulation size, but the object balls are old and worn down, you will see a little of the “bar ball” phenomenon. (The San Francisco Billiard Academy gives instruction at all levels from beginning players to training Instructors through Master level. Visit www.sfbilliards.com for more information.)

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WPBA Classic

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Standings from the WPBA Carolina Classic September 11-14, 2008 1st Jasmin Ouschan 2nd Jeanette Lee 3/4 Vivian Villarreal, Line Kjorsvik 5-8 Xiaoting Pan, Helena Thornfeldt, Allison Fisher, Karen Corr 9-16 Miyuki Sakai, Dawn Hopkins, Kyoko Sone, Anna Kostanian Ga Young Kim, Sarah Rousey, Gerda Hofstatter, Kelly Fisher

Nick Smith

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Nick won 5 straight matches and Nate won 3 straight. This was the big brother’s day as he took down the match for the right to play McDaniel and a shot at the finals. Nick continued to show his big heart not only streaking through his match with McDaniel 5-1, but taking care of the first set with Bill. Skinner would fight hard though and make it interesting the second set. However, Nick Smith prevailed again, winning his ninth set in a row to claim the $600 first prize. Congrats Nick and see you soon. 1st $600 Nick Smith 2nd $400 Bill Skinner 3rd $280 Chris McDaniel 4th $210 Nate Smith 5th $140 Andrew Pettinger, Damond Lemoine 7th $90 Mike FIeldhammer, Jeff Crawford 9th $50 Warren Wimler, Peter Mercaldi, Chisolm Woodson Jim Gardner


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

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DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Aurora Northglenn Tuesdays Aurora Wednesdays Aurora Thursdays Northglenn Friday Aurora Northglenn Saturdays Aurora Northglenn Sundays Aurora

LOCA TION LOCATION Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards

PHONE (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675 (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675

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OTBnTV DA Y DAY Mondays

Tuesdays

CITY Federal Way Puyallup Tacoma Vancouver Everett Federal Way Lakewood Marysville

WASHINGTON

Mountlake Terr

Spokane Sumner Wednesdays Lakewood Longview Seattle Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Thursdays Bellevue Graham Kennewick Monroe Olympia Fridays Everett Kenmore Longview Okanogan Renton Spokane Vancouver Saturdays Fircrest Lakewood Okanogan Renton Renton Snohomish Spokane Sumner Vancouver Sundays Graham Kennewick Lakewood Lakewood Longview Okanogan Olympia Snohomish Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

LOCA TION LOCATION Tall Timbers Summit Pub Latitude 84 Halftime P C Pub P J Pockets Longhorn Saloon J R’s Steakhouse & Bar O’Houlie’s Pub 7th Rail Log Cabin Full Splice Cadillac Island Jillian’s Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Club 199 Mustard Seed Qz’s Classic Island Robin’s Billiards Frankies P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Billiards Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail Spot Bar & Grill Charley’s Pub Schooners The Club Mike’s Place Mike’s Place Kornerpocket Billiardz 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Qz’s Billiard’Aires Club Full Splice Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island The Club Frankies Kornerpocket Billiardz Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (253) 952-2302 (253) 536-1588 (253) 531-5154 (360) 694-3114 (425) 258-9465 (253) 298-2259 (253) 581-2580 (360) 658-7747 (425) 776-1833 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (253) 512-6898 (360) 957-0065 (206) 223-0300 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (425) 603-9001 (253) 262-8437 (509) 460-7203 (360) 794-7878 (360) 455-0352 (425) 258-9465 (425) 908-7332 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (509) 325-7751 (360) 256-1110 (253) 564-9454 (253) 584-1919 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (360) 862-9054 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (360) 256-1110 (253) 262-8437 (360) 783-4071 (253) 512-6898 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (360) 455-0352 (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules 9-Ball Big Tables R5/Alt Br/DE 3-Ball on 9’ Tables 9-Ball on 9’ Tables 9-Ball Big Tables Race 5 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules 9-Ball BarBox Race 2 9-Ball Race to 5/5 Prog. Pot 8-Ball Bar Tables Race 4/3 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules

ENTRY $5 $12 $5 $10 $22 $5 $5 $10 $10 $5

ADDED Matching/Prog.Pot

$50 Progressive Pot Progressive Pot

$100 Matching/Prog.Pot

$10 Bar Tab $200 1st Guar. $100 Matching/Prog.Pot

TIME Call 7:30PM Call Call 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Call

www.otbntv.com Watch Pool on the Web every week EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 8-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Open-Limit first 24 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B & below/BCA Mod. 8-Ball “Torture” Tournament 9-Ball Vegas Rules 9-Ball 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 9 Ball 9-Ball Survivor 8-Ball B only Limit 16 8-Ball 9-Ball Hndcp-break pot 9-Ball 9-Ball Valley Rules 8 Ball - B & below 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Call Pocket 9-Ball 12 Week Qualifier 8-Ball BCA rules 9-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball Black Light Pool Night 8-Ball 8-Ball Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 9-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls

9-Ball 8-Ball Valley Rules 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball Race 3/2 TD rules 9-Ball Race to 3

ENTRY $5 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 Call $5 $5+$2 g.f. $7 $1 $5 $5+$3 $5+$1 $7 $5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $3 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $10 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $3 $2 $5 + $5 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $2 $5+$3 g.f. $10+$2 g.f. $5+$3 $5 $5+$1 $5 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5

ADDED TIME 100% ($100 max) 6:30PM 50% 7:00PM 8:00PM $$$ 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM $100 w/16 Midnight Pays 75% field 8:00PM 100%+Break Pot 7:00PM 100%+BreakPot 7:30PM $20 5:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% w/15+ 7:30pm Matching 7:00PM 100% 7:30PM 100% w/32 8:00PM 8:00PM $3/player w/12 7:00PM up to $100 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM Breakpot 6:30PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM $300 min Call $200 7:00PM 7:00PM 100% w/16 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Break Pot 2:00PM 100% 7:00PM 7:00PM 100% w/16 2:00PM 100% w/16 8:00PM 9:00PM Matching 8:00PM Matching 2:00PM Meat 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM 1:00PM 100% w/15+ 1:30PM Pays 75% field 8:00PM Matching 2:00PM 2:00PM Matching 6:00PM 50% w/16 1:00PM 8:00PM 100% 2:00PM $$$ w/16+ 7:00PM Matching 2:00PM


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ID

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

DA Y DAY CITY Tuesdays Moscow Wednesdays Moscow Twin Falls Fridays Emmett Saturdays Moscow Sundays Pocatello

LOCA TION LOCATION Mingles Mingles The Pocket Toadstool Mingles Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 882-2050 (208) 882-2050 (208) 733-9676 (208) 398-7321 (208) 882-2050 (208) 232-9347

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball or 9-Ball 8 Ball 8/9 Ball Alternating

ENTR Y ENTRY $5 $5 $6 $5 $5 $5

ADDED

Matching Matching

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Kalispell Three Forks Wednesdays Kalispell Saturdays Kalispell Sundays Belgrade Butte

LOCA TION LOCATION Cattlemen’s Casino Frontier Club Cattlemen’s Casino Cattlemen’s Casino Hub Bar Mr Ed’s

PHONE (406) 257-9656 (406) 285-9876 (406) 257-9656 (406) 257-9656 (406) 388-1811 (406) 782-3700

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 8-Ball 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 8 Ball

ENTRY $5

ADDED Matching

TIME 7:00PM

$5 $5

Matching Matching

7:00PM 1:00PM

$5

$2.50/player

2:00PM

DA Y DAY Mondays

LOCA TION LOCATION Jointed Cue Family Billiards Broken Rack Railhouse Billiards CA Billiard Club Shooters Jointed Cue CA Billiard Club Hard Times Billiards Palacade Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards Railhouse Billiards Town & Country Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Hard Times Railhouse Billiards CA Billiard Club Hard Times

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (510) 652-9808 (209) 572-4283 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (209) 572-4283 (650) 992-7900 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (209) 572-4283 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball B USPPA USPPA

ENTRY $5 $20 $15

ADDED

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM

Break Pot

7:30PM

CITY Sacramento San Francisco

CALIFORNIA

Tuesdays

Emeryville Modesto Mountain View

Riverside Sacramento Wednesdays Mountain View Sacramento San Francisco Thursdays Riverside Sacramento San Francisco

Fridays Saturdays

Modesto Daly City, CA Riverside San Francisco San Francisco

Sundays

Bellflower Modesto Mountain View

Sacramento

OTBnTVL i ve OREGON

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Beaverton Portland Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Portland Wednesdays Portland Portland Troutdale Thursdays Vaneta Fridays Oregon City Salem Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Salem Sundays Oregon City Portland Portland

LOCA TION LOCATION Hot Shots Cues Billiards Skyland Hot Shots Cues Billiards Cues Billiards Cues Billiards Skyland Yukon Jack’s K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill K C Midway K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill K C Midway NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (541) 935-1921 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

9-Ball Hdcp race to 6 SE

$10

8 Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball USPPA 9 Ball ‘B’ & below-Limit 32 8-Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball USPPA USPPA

$10 $12 $5-$15 $20 $5 $10 $12 $10 $20

$25 w/16+

$50 $75 $50

Break Pot

8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM

8-Ball DE

$7

9-Ball 9-Ball USPPA NPL NPL 9-Ball Open

Call $12 $20 $20 $15

$500 Break Pot $$$

1:00PM 1:00PM 3:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM

8-Ball race to 2/2 DE

$10

Break Pot

12:30PM

9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9 Ball Open

$20 $15

$500 Break Pot

8:00PM Noon

$50 w/16

$5/player to $150

7:30PM

www.otbntv.com Watch Pool on the Web every week

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8-Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 9-Ball C & below 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 8-Ball Double Elim. 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

ENTRY $6+$1 $7 incl. g.f. $3 $6+$1 $7 incl. g.f. $6 incl. g.f. $6 incl. g.f. $3 $3 $5 $5 $6 $5 $5 $5 $3M/$2W $10+$2 g.f.

ADDED

$$$ $$$ 50% $75/1st w/16 $$$ $75/1st w/16 $75/1st w/16 $$$ $75/1st w/16 $100

TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM


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DA TE DATE Oct 3-5 Oct 3-5 Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 4-5 Oct 5 Oct 11 Oct 11-12 Oct 18-19 Oct 22-26 Oct 25 Oct 25 Oct 25-26 Oct 29 Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 2 Nov 7-9 Nov 8 Nov 8 Nov 8-9 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15 Nov 15-16 Nov 20 Nov 20-23 Nov 21-23 Nov 21-23 Nov 22 Nov 22-23 Nov 26 Nov 28-30 Nov 28-30 Nov 29-30 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 7 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 20-21 Dec 27-28 Dec 31 Jan 17-18

CITY Great Falls, MT Great Falls, MT Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Port Angeles, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Bellevue, WA Mtn View, CA Lincoln City, OR Bozeman, MT Emeryville, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Billings, MT Bozeman, MT Northglenn, CO San Francisco, CA Great Falls, MT Kenmore, WA Aurora, CO Salem, OR Salem, OR Mtn View, CA Rigby, ND Rugby, ND Great Falls, MT Great Falls, MT Northglenn, CO San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Bozeman, MT Tacoma, WA Mountain View, CA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Northglenn, CO Salem, OR Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Sacramento, CA

LOCA TION LOCATION 8 Ball In (See ad Sept) 8 Ball In (See ad Sept) Hard Times (See ad 26) Hard Times (See ad 26) New Peking (See ad Sept) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p17) The Cue Ball (See ad p11) NWPA (See ad p19) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Western BCA (See ad Sept) Eagle Club #326 (See ad p20) Broken Rack (See ad p 31) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) Hard Times (See ad 26) Hard Times (See ad 26) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 17) Bullwackers (See ad p14) Eagles #326 (See ad p20) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p8) Family Billiards (See ad p31) 8 Ball In (See ad p18) Golden Fleece (See ad p7) Rack’em Billiards (See ad p6) Jake’s Bar (See ad p11) The Cue Ball (See ad p11) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Northern Lights (See ad p2) Northern Lights (See ad p2) Eight Ball In (See ad p32) Eight Ball In (See ad p32) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p8) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) Eagles #326 (See ad p10) Malarkey’s (See ad p18) California Billiard (See ad p25) Hard Times (See ad 26) Hard Times (See ad 26) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p17) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p8) The Cue Ball (See ad p11) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) Hard Times (See ad p26)

PHONE (406) 799-4949 (406) 799-4949 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (360) 460-8995 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 (206) 920-1936 (650) 965-3100 League Opr. (406) 587-9996 (510) 652-9808 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (406) 656-2887 (406) 587-9996 (303) 450-7665 (415) 931-1115 (406) 799-4949 (425) 908-7332 (303) 755-7675 (503) 362-0133 (503) 362-9740 (650) 965-3100 (701) 776-5846 (701) 776-5846 (406) 761-9169 (406) 761-9169 (303) 450-7665 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (406) 585-9188 (253) 383-3301 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (303) 450-7665 (503) 362-9740 (650) 965-3100 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (916) 332-8793

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Wild West Shootout-Men 8-Ball Wild West Shootout-Women One Pocket 9-Ball Juan de Fuca Mx Sc Dbls Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball (Awards Banquet) Qualifier Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9-Ball Regionals Chip Pool Classic 9-Ball West Coast Women’s One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 8-Ball MT State Singles/Teams Women’s Dbls Limit 24 teams 9-Ball Turkey Shootin’ 9-Ball Pechauer Cues Open

ENTR Y ENTRY $25 $25 $20 $25 $90 (incl g.f.) $15 $10 Call $25 / $25 Varies $10 $40 $25 each $20 $20 $25 $15 $35/$120 $20/team $35 $60 4 Man Round Robin/4 Person Teams $100 NCS 8-Ball Qualifier $40 NCS 8-Ball Qualifier $50+$20 g.f. Kelsey Christensen Fundraiser $20 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $25 / $25 9-Ball International Cup $50 8-Ball M & W $70M/$45W Buffalo Bill Mem Open div. $25 Buffalo Bill Mem Women’s div. $25 8-Ball Turkey Shootin’ $35 One Pocket Glenn White Mem. $50 8-Ball Handicapped $20 8-Ball Bar Box Holiday Classic $50+$20 9-Ball Race to 7 Alt Break $50+$20 g.f. Reno Warm-up $60 One Pocket $20 9-Ball $25 Straight Pool $15 9-Ball Big Guns Shootout $60+$20 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $25 / $25 One Pocket/9-Ball $25 each 8-Ball Handicapped $20 NCS 8-Ball Qualifier $80

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ADDED $6,000 w/128 $1,750 w/64

TIME 7:00PM 7:00PM $300 Noon $500 Noon $1,100 Guar 10:00AM 11:00AMs $200 10:00AM $500 Guar Call $400 each 1:00PM $14,000 Guar 9:00AM $200 11:00AM $500 10:30AM $300 ea w/32 1:00PM $200 Call $300 Noon $500 Noon 11:00AM $3,500 10:00AM $100 11:00AM $500 2:00PM $2,500 w/32 Noon $2,000 w/18T 10:00AM $1,250 Call $1000 Call $2000 Guar. Call $200 10:00AM $400 each 1:00PM $1,000 1st 3:00PM $4000 1st Guar 7:00PM $5,000 w/128 7:00PM $1,750 w/64 7:00PM $500 2:00PM $2,500 w/32 Noon $200 Call $3000+ Guar 7:00PM $3,000 w/128 11:00AM $1,000 1:00PM $300 Noon $500 Noon 11:00AM $1,000 Guar Noon $200 10:00AM $400 each 1:00PM $300 ea w/32 1:00PM $200 Call $1,000 Call


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