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Results

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Stan Tourangeau Eddie Mataya Dan Louie Paul Potier Rafel Martinez & Miguel Morfin Eddie Corrido & Glen Atwell Pete Phillipe, Bruce Gojeta, Greg Cantrell, Kevin Ross Damion Pongpanik, Marty Turpin, Daniel Busch, Yi Du Andrea Saenz-Maez and Shari Ross

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By Rose Wilson, Ford & Chris Rogers

This year’s Annual 8-Ball Championship tournament was sponsored by Harry Platis and held at Askar’s Golden Fleece in Lake City Way. Even though parking was a challenge, this tournament filled early and on Saturday morning had a 15 player waiting list in which 6 did make it into the tournament. In the past, our tournaments have always drawn several top players, but this one, got all you could ever ask for. If you couldn’t join us at the Golden Fleece, we hope you tuned into the Rail2Rail live streaming, put on by Adrianne and Anne, and got a chance to watch some extremely good matches. Saturday was a very long day. Players started arriving at 8:30am and some didn’t get out until Midnight. Ford and I know because we didn’t get home until almost 1am. We did manage to get down to the 16 money matches coming back on Sunday. Play started again at 10am on Sunday and the new Champion was crowned just after 7pm that night. Stan Tourangeau played his way to the finals by defeating Jeff Leonards, then a loss to Bruce Gojetia, defeating Linda Carter, Robert Colby, Frank Rocha, Daniel Busch, Kevin Ross, Glen Atwell, Miguel Morfin, Paul Potier, and Dan Louie. Eddie Mataya played his way to the finals by defeating Brian Ardnt, Robert Colby, Bruce Gojetia, Pete Phillipe, Paul Potier and Dan Louie. The finals was one to watch. Two of the finest players around going heads up. If you didn’t see this in person or at least on live stream, you missed a good one. When it was all said and done. Stan Tourangeau came out on top. I believe he now owns 4 spots on our plaque of champions. Hi woman was shared by Andrea SaenzMaez and Shari Ross. Both played 3 matches and ended up with 8 wins. They choose to split the pot of $100 instead of playing it out. This was The Platis Law Firm’s first major Dan Louie pool tournament, and a great one it was! Thanks Harry.

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Twelve Rules The fall season is upon us and league is in full bloom. It is nice to be back with your friends, competing and playing the game you love. This season, let's work to gain all we can about your league experience. Here are twelve rules we can go by.

The Monk

TIM MILLER

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Make it a point to thank the league operator. Get known as a first class player. Never say a critical word to any of your team members. Remember, they are doing the best they can. If you lose a game, be sure you compliment your opponent. Remember you are first class. When you win, tell your opponent you got lucky or he had a bad roll. Thank the room owner for the support he/she gives to the league. (this is important) Never shark your opponent. Play at your own pace. You paid your league dues. You deserve to be the player you are. Always make it a point to learn something from your match. You will always get the chance to perform. Each night you arrive at the pool hall you have the chance to socialize with your friends. If you are not a good sport you will ruin your chance to have a good time. Focus on the good times with your friends.

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Go through your pre shot routine on every single shot. Don't let the score determine your experience on league night. It is a special night, a time to enjoy. If you have my book I Came to Win you will learn how to feel good about your performance, win or lose.

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Make it a point to be known as the classy guy/girl who is willing to help a fellow pool player out.

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CHALK TALK Sponsored by: Master Chalk

BY: DON AKERLOW

Tournaments! Tournaments! Where have they gone?

In years past it seemed like there were tournaments at every corner bar, pool hall and any place else you would stumble upon. I have heard people comment on social media and in person that there are not as many tournaments as there used to be, or there is nothing to play in. I find part of this to be true, but if you are willing to travel, not so much. If you live in the west in January there is $1,000 added in eastern Washington; or $2,500 added in Wyoming. In February, California offers $3,000; Idaho $1,000; Western Washington offers a $1,000 9-Ball and a $1,500 Scotch Doubles. Then at the end of February in Reno there is over $25,000 in 3 events. In March a regional tournament with $30,000; Northwest Montana $2,500; Vegas $3,700 added 9-Ball; California $5,000 9-Ball. If you like 8-Ball Eastern Montana adds $1,000; Wyoming $8,000. April in North Dakota $15,000 divided between 8 and 9 Ball and Eastern Washington has a $1,000 tournament for 9-Ball. May as we all know is for National league championships or at least two; $1,500 added in Utah and $1,000 in Idaho. As you can see there are tournaments

if you are willing to travel and there are smaller tournaments with a few hundred dollars added. All of 2012 there was over $300,000 added to tournaments throughout the Western states that we listed in The Break. Along with league championships, there is a lot of money out there and a lot of people and locations that are promoting it. In the west, there are a few if any tours, that should change. If you have any ideas or want to start a tour contact us. The point of this article is to focus on what we have and try to build it up, instead of complaining about what we don’t have. When you go to a tournament whether a weekly or small or large added money tournament, thank the owner, say something nice to the TD. Remember the TD does this for little to no money. Sometimes for only meals, sometimes for more. But it never hurts to show your appreciation to those who offer you an opportunity to win.

THE SKY IS NO LIMIT

So chalk up your stick and get out there and play!

Advertise your Tournaments or maybe your Bar FOR SALE Reason; Lack of Business By no means do I refer that if you advertise your pool tournaments or not your location will succeed or fail. Just some food for thought. If you do advertise - Thank you!!! BUT

How is it that you can;

• wake up after sleeping under an advertised blanket • on an advertised mattress, • pull off advertised pajamas, • bathe in an advertised shower, • shave with an advertised razor, • brush your teeth with advertised toothpaste, • wash with advertised soap, • put on advertised clothes, • drink a cup of advertised coffee, • drive to work in an advertised car and then .... REFUSE TO ADVERTISE believing it doesn’t pay? Yet later, when business is poor, THEN, ADVERTISE IT FOR SALE!

WHY IS THAT?

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Bank Robbery

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Frequently, when I ask players what they would like to learn, they mention banking systems. I might ask them how good a banker they feel they are, how they feel about that part of their game. It usually turns out they have no confidence in banking, and are frustrated when they try to figure it out. They’re hoping for magical banking systems because they don’t have a good feel for banking. It seems difficult and mysterious. More an art than a science. Well, banking is difficult, and it is both art and science. If you’re determined to improve in pool, you’ll have to be able to make at least the “easy banks” with confidence – and without a system. Let’s look at some key factors that complicate banking: Banks are often longer shots, as they have to travel farther to get to a pocket. That means you have to be more accurate in your aim & delivery. Be more precise. Observe more closely. Your results will improve and your understanding will deepen. Bank angles are not obvious. If banking worked like mirrors, things would be easier. Sorry. I do have good news, though. Most players have never thought of this. In banking, you have to consider and control what the OB is doing when it hits the rail – skidding, rolling, and any sidespin. Balls that skid (stun) into the rail come out at pretty much the “mirror” angle. Balls that roll into the rail open their angle, relative to the mirror angle. Angle of approach, speed of roll, and rail-cloth friction are contributing factors. Knowing how this works is the science. Applying it in the wild is the art. Banks are sensitive to any rotational force in the object ball. Cut shots are not. (Note: Roll and sidespin are both considered rotational force.) There is more to understand and control in a bank shot. When an OB is close to a rail, it’s going to be skidding (stunned) when it hits the cushion. For these shots, you know the angle the ball is taking on its rebound - mirror. But when the OB is more than a few inches from the rail, it may not be obvious whether it will be rolling or skidding on arrival. You have to decide and make it so. Here’s another important factor of which most players are not aware: Collision-Induced Spin (CIS). On cut shots, as the CB swipes across the face of the OB, friction between the balls imparts a tiny amount of sidespin to the OB (e.g., cutting the OB to the left puts a little right english on the ball). It’s not enough spin to matter if the ball is going to a pocket, but any sidespin matters when you’re going to a rail.

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As the OB comes off the rail, the more spin, the more friction between the rail-cloth and ball, and the less speed, the greater the deviation from the neutral (no sidespin) angle of departure. For practical purposes, think of speed into the rail as the key variable. That “little bit of sidespin” from CIS matters little at high speeds, but can make a dramatic difference at low speeds. Cushions can impart (or reduce) sidespin in the ball. You have to know this to begin to understand two and threerail banks & kicks. Think of the cloth on the cushions as sticky. When an OB strikes the cushion, the cloth grabs the ball a little, adding to or reducing sideways rotation in the ball. Any change in sidespin will affect the path of the OB as it comes off the next cushion. Considering and allowing for these factors will remove some of the mystery and improve your banking. In general, we struggle with banking because there are more variables, and some of them are far from obvious. To go about becoming a better banker, start with mastering the simplest one-rail banks. As you gain clarity and control, increase the challenge. Here’s the drill: Throw an OB out onto the table. Place the CB wherever you feel is the optimum spot for you to absolutely make a one-rail bank. Make it as easy as you can. Take the shot, observing closely, throw out another OB, and continue for as long as you can maintain proper focus. To keep your attention, you might try keeping score, striving to improve your percentage of banks made. Try to place the CB for “straight-in” banks, shots where you are hitting the OB full. This eliminates CIS and develops your sense of when a bank shot is “dead on” and does not need to be cut. As that sense improves, you’ll naturally begin to see how to also make shots that are not quite dead on. “Dead on” becomes the angle you look for while planning your banks. Some straight-in banks don’t work because there is a kiss. Work to learn which combinations of angle and distance from the rail have natural kisses. After a while, some of these straight-in bank shots will become “hangers” – too easy to bother shooting. OK, so ramp up the challenge a little and bank them the longer direction across the table or to the other end of the table. Don’t assume you have nothing to learn from this simple drill. Do it. See what you know – and what you don’t. Successful bank robbers do their homework.

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Joey Bourgeois, Jr JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILE

FULL NAME: Joey Lynn Bourgeois, Jr NICKNAME: Bubba HOME TOWN: Baytown Texas BIRTH DATE: 5/11/99 GRADE: 9th GPA: 3.8 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Algebra POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Slick Willies Family Pool Hall and Bogies Billiards WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Jerry Olivier LTD Custom Cue, a Poison VX 2.9 Break Cue, and a Jacoby Jump Cue AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 12 LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: Texas Junior State Champion. I Finished 9/12 in the Open Lone Star Tour twice. Runner-up at 2013 Jr Nationals 9-ball Championship 14 & Under Boys division. OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: I wrote an essay and it was one of the two best in my school and was put in a book (Do The Right Thing Challenge). MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: When I beat my dad for the hot seat in a weekly tournament. SPONSOR(S): My Dad FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Country Music HOBBIES: Billiards, Golf, Football, and Tennis FAVORITE POOL GAME: 9-ball and Banks FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Corey Deuel FAVORITE FOOD: Steak and a Baked Potato FICTIONAL HERO: Batman REAL-WORLD HERO: Dad FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going to Louisiana for Mardi Gras with my grandparents. GOALS (personal and/or career): To become a professional pool player and a teacher of the game.

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COLUMNIST

Bob Jewett

San Francisco Billiard Academy www.sfbilliards.com

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San Francisco Billiard Academy is a BCA Certified Master Academy.

THE BILLIARD UNIVERSITY A couple of months ago I described a practice drill from the web site BilliardUniversity.Org. It is part of a series of drills or “exams” that let you measure your current skill level and also provide a way to work on problem areas. The drill then was a fairly hard nine ball drill. Here is one that is based on eight ball and is a little easier. The positions of the balls are shown -- all lined up with the diamonds. Your opponent has just scratched on his last stripe and you have ball in hand on the solids. Can you run out the table? Try it ten times and score one point for each ball pocketed. (If you want to try the other layouts in the exam, visit the site above and look for the “Bachelor’s” level exam II.) Before reading farther, try to work out how you would play the balls. Can you plan a pattern that only uses shots you are comfortable with? Can you find one that only uses simple shots such as plain follow without side spin? If a table is handy, take a couple of tries right now. OK, now that you’ve had a chance to see some problems, let’s look a little closer at some possible approaches. A common piece of advice in planning an eight ball run out is to figure out which ball you are going to use for your “key” ball, which is the last one of your group that will get you onto the eight ball easily. Often the key ball is the one closest to the eight, or for this diagram the seven. If you left the cue ball at X, a simple stop shot or maybe a little draw would leave a perfect angle on the eight.The problem with that sequence for this layout is that you have no easy way to leave the cue ball at X and if you miss that spot a little you could get into real trouble. Suppose for example you ended up at Y. It’s not a hard shot, but you have to stretch or use a bridge. There is a good chance of hitting the eight after the cushion. Similarly, if you end up at Z when trying for X, you’re faced with a tough cut and a decision about which and how many rails to hit for position on the eight. The moral here is that for some open balls, you shouldn’t try to get ideal position because a small percentage error in how far the cue ball will run can result in a disaster. Move all three positions away from the ball to A, B and C and they all work OK and B and C are much better. Especially for beginners, I recommend playing

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position with just a smoothly rolling cue ball without any side spin. Can you see a way to do that here? One way is to place the cue ball for the five in pocket P with a little angle so you can roll the cue ball to D. From there you can shoot either the one or the two and roll back to D for the other one. When you shoot the second of those two, hit the shot a little harder and try for B as your position, where soft follow on the seven will bring you to X. You might be tempted to use the five to get on the seven since it is the closest to it. Try that a couple of times to see how it works for you. I think you will find that unless you get a pretty good angle on the five, controlling the cue ball to get on your key ball will be very hard. For a real challenge, try to clear the table without a cushion. To do that, I think you’ll see that the five really wants to leave the table early. Good luck.

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TABLE TALK

BY: MICHAEL K GLASS

Mind Games

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

It’s all in your head, they say. Sometimes, this is brought home all too clearly. I’m sitting in my chair, in the finals of the tournament. Up to now, I have battled many excellent players, and it’s all come down to this last match. My opponent is an excellent player with a cool head, and he rarely misses. I know that in order to beat him, I’m going to have to play smart, aggressively, and flawlessly. And I have been; we’re hill-hill now, and neither of us has made any major mistakes. My opponent won the lag and we have gone back and forth the whole match. It’s my turn to rack for him in this final game. I approach the table, and take a deep breath as I retrieve the rack and balls from the table. Placing them on the table, I quickly rack the balls, 9 in the center, 1 at the front. With a practiced hand, I quickly tighten them up, ensuring there are no gaps, and lift the rack. It’s time for him to break. Once I get back to my seat, I take another deep breath, and watch as he takes aim. I have seen him break before; they call him “Earthquake” for very good reason. With a thundering crack! he sends the balls scattering, racing around the table looking for a hole. It only takes a few seconds for them to settle down, but to me, they take forever, as I somehow track each ball, silently praying that none of them find a pocket. By some miracle, the 9 balls stay up on the table, as the 9-ball trickles toward the corner pocket. Somehow, it stays up, and I’m up like a shot, ready to run the table. This is my moment! I quickly survey the table, and it’s time to go to work. 1-ball goes into the side pocket, cue-ball travels down the end rail for a shot on the 2 in the corner. After making the 2-ball, I send the cue-ball to the other end of the table, for a perfect straight-in shot on the 3. I make the 3, drawing the cue ball back to the side rail so I have a shot on the 4 and 5 balls in the other corner.

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The 4 and 5 are pieces of cake, and after potting them, the cue ball makes its way to the center of the table for the 6-ball in the side. The 7 is clustered up with the 8-ball, but it shouldn’t be a problem after getting on the 6-ball at the perfect angle. An easy follow pots the 6, and bumps the 8 away. At this point, the 7-ball is a tricky cut shot down the rail into the far corner pocket. With some focus, however, it’s not too difficult, and after potting the 7, the 8 is a no-brainer. With a little victory dance in my heart, the 9-ball, sitting on the very edge in the corner pocket, is an easy win. At this point, I have reached the table. I am chalking my stick, an important part of my pre-shot routine, feeling very confident. The balls are still on the table; the runout was all done in my head, and I’m ready to complete my plan, win the match, and hoist my trophy. Suddenly, a roar erupts from the crowd, and my opponent is dancing around, his cue raised high over his head. I close my eyes... I don’t want to look. Slowly, I turn to the table, open my eyes, and make a horrific discovery: The 9-ball fell in the pocket. My heart drops to my feet as I realize the truth. It’s over. I have lost. My opponent approaches me, his hand out-stretched. I want nothing more than to grab his hand in a crushing grip,”congratulating” him on his tremendous fortune. I want to tell him how lucky he is, because I was so going to run that table! I want to. But I don’t. I smile the best I can, shake his hand, and congratulate him. Let him have his moment. Next time, he won’t be so lucky. In my head, I won.

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Take it to the Bank!

Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

In late July, the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino played host to the 2013 BCA Pool League National 9-Ball Championships. Coined the name “Bad Boyz,” Kentuckians Dean Lawson, Kenny Tran and I formed a team, to compete against the best BCA players in the nation. The format was single elimination, race to 9, two out of three sets. Our team started out strong, defeating several opponents by significant margins. As the tournament progressed, match play got tougher and tougher. After winning several matches and 3 highly competitive hill-hill battles we found ourselves in the finals against a team from New York, New York. The team called “Hurricane Higgins,” featured multi-time speed pool champion Jason Kane, along with his teammates Trevor Heal and Thom Wan. “Hurricane Higgins” was a fundamentally sound team that played both jam up offense and defense. During the first set we found ourselves in a nip and tuck battle, and I found myself facing the shot below. The shot was a difficult off angle bank. You can see that the shot was lined up to bank wide, if shot full in the face. However, being from Kentucky and growing up in the bank pool capitol of the world I knew I had an advantage.

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Rakin Tops TWCWT at Buffalo Billiards

PETALUMA, CA Buffalo Billiards, Pool Room & Billiard Supply opened its doors to the Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour, who for the last 4 months have been travelling to compete. The tour has visited The Broken Rack in Emeryville, CA., Diamond Billiards in Reno, NV and Hard Times in Sacramento, CA. The room has 15 regulation tables, which provided a warm environment for the 27 participants to engage in a weekend full of competition, catch up times with friends, raffles, break pots and good times. Mary Rakin, winner of the very first stop, reappeared in Petaluma to make her presence felt. She had victories against LouAnne LaFlamme, Debora Cullen, and Emilyn Callado to place herself in the Top 4. In the other half of the bracket Eleanor Callado won matches against Dar Domingo, Annette Wood, and Revelina Um to come back on Sunday. It is always exciting to see new names getting in the heat of the competition. Making it into Top 4 in the winner side was Cony Mendoza. She won matches against Kendra Fuller, Scotti Fritts, and Jessica Skye to align herself against Eleanor Callado when they returned on Sunday. Christy Hawley, also a new name in the top 4, had victories against Minnie Tayaotao, Dee Domingo, and A Aiem-Sa-Ard earning a chance to play against Mary Rakin. On the one loss side, two new names made it to Sunday’s Top 8 for the very first time, Dar Domingo and Lynn Donner. Revelina Um, winner of the last stop in Hard Times, and

Shawn Modelo, 2nd place of the stop at Diamond Billiards, completed the Top 8 leading into Sunday’s showdowns. As matches began on Sunday, Dee and Dar Domingo did the live streaming with Duane James doing the commentating, The morning races began with Eleanor vs. Cony, and Christy vs. Mary on the winners side. On the one loss side Dar had to face Revelina and Lynn faced Shawn. Eleanor Callado and Mary Rakin would win their first matches of the day to set themselves to compete for the Hot Seat. This is not the first time these two skilled players faced each other. They know their games and take advantage of each other’s few mistakes to capitalize. Christy would go to the one loss side to face Revelina Um and Cony Mendoza would face Shawn Modelo. Revelina and Cony prevailed over their competition and would face each other to move on into the race or take home 4th place. Revelina showed her skills, but Cony gave a good fight. At the end Revelina would be the player facing the loser of Mary and Eleanor. (continued on page 31)

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Two years ago, Rafael Martinez marched undisputed to the top prize from a highly competitive field in a rejuvenated labor tournament. This year he left little doubt reclaiming the crown of tournament champion. Martinez routed a very talented, 83-player field to win the third annual Spokane Labor Day 9-Ball Open, held Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at The Black Diamond in Spokane, WA. Tournament director Brian Kvasnicka said many of the race-to-9 matches went 16 or 17 games, sometimes taking an hour and a half or two hours to decide a winner. Martinez’s high-octane game managed push through every round but one in about 30 to 45 minutes. This is the same guy, who, in this tournament two years ago spanked someone 9-0 in 15 minutes. For this year’s event, Mexico-born Martinez posted wins 9-4, 9-4, 9-8, 9-4, 9-2, 9-4, 9-2. Recently, he finished second and fourth place in two trips in the Midwest 9-Ball Tour last spring. Last July, he placed in both the U.S. Open 10Ball and One Pocket tournaments in Las Vegas. This weekend, he drew a bye in the first round and in the third round got Canadian pro Brady Golan for one of the weekend’s biggest match ups. Early on, Golan struggled a bit with his speed control. Despite some whiffed safeties and leaving himself bad position a few times, he went toe-to-toe with Martinez in a seesaw battle, 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8. Martinez wrestled the last match away from Golan for the win. There wasn’t a single dry break the entire time. The two-hour siege was as close as anyone would get to beating Martinez. In the one-loss bracket, Golan went another three rounds, toppling Miguel Morfin 9-3, Joe Gilliland 9-8, and Jeff Jimmenez 9-4, before getting beat by Wade Thompson, 9-6, to finish tied at seventh. Another great match up was Stan Tourangeau playing Paul Potier for third place. Fresh off of a solid 9-3 win over Wade Thompson, Tourangeau jumped out to a 4-0 advantage over Potier. The two exchanged blows to make it 6-2, then Potier

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got a fire in his belly and quickly tied it up at 7-7. Tourangeau started having speed problems, leaving himself a sharp angle by going too far after making the 8. He sold out the 9, jarring it in the corner pocket. Potier took his first lead 8-7. Tourangeau connected the dots in the next game and tied it hill-hill. After a dry break, and a skirmish of safties, he survived the match 9-8. The key match ups can still be seen on Rail2Rail TV. The comeback performance of the weekend went to Wade Thompson. He lost his second match to Carl Tibbetts, 9-7. In the one-loss bracket, he routed the next five shooters 7-0, 7-3, 7-3, 7-1 and 9-3, before getting in a tough match against Eddie Maytaya, but squeezed out a 9-8 win. His next match was against Golan, 9-6, and then he beat Marty Turpin, 9-3, before being eliminated by Stan Tourangeau to finish in fourth place. A couple of shooters from the Northwest Women’s Pool Association also got a workout in the tournament, though none of them advanced far enough to win any prize money. Cindy Sliva, Kimberly Kirk and Mary Hopkin split the $160 pot three ways as the top female finisher. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12 13-16

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which ment that the teams had to give up a few more balls than in the prior sessions. There were nights when teams had to cover 17 balls each round or they lost the round. Top teams had to play their A game to stay on top. No matter what the stats say, when final position comes around its all uncertain. Coming into this final position round Jess’s Team No Mercy from Diablo Lanes and Erin’s Team Dem Girls from Cue N Brew were neck and neck fighting first place. On the other side of town Cary’s Team Missvelt from Vinnie’s Bar were competiting with Tammy’s Team TNT – T also from Vinnie’s Bar were battling it out for what they thought was 3rd and 4th. We when the night was over

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888.com World Cup of Pool 2013 Philippines edge the Dutch in World Cup thriller

The Finals Philippines 10-8 Holland TEAM PHILIPPINES made up of Lee Vann Corteza and Dennis Orcollo became 888.com World Cup of Pool champions as they beat Holland in a thrilling conclusion after an actionpacked final that illustrated the sheer excitement of top level pool. The match ebbed and flowed and reached a climactic final stage that saw both teams buckle before the Filipinos redeemed themselves sinking the 8 and 9 for the title and $60,000 top prize. It was the third win for the Philippines in the eight year history of the event, following wins for Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante in 2006 and 2009. This year they enjoyed wins over Croatia, Singapore, Hungary and Chinese Taipei en route to the final but the best was to come in the championship match.

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Orcollo was delighted in victory, “The fans here were why we won. There was a lot of pressure and things became very difficult but the Filipino community in London who supported us throughout really helped us through. “I reached the final of the World Cup in Manila in 2010 but we came up short so it is fantastic to win here in London. I would love it for me and Lee Vann to defend the World Cup in the Philippines next year as it would be a dream come true to win it again in our home country,” he added. Corteza continued, “You have to thank those Philippines supporters who helped us through. Representing my country is such a big honour for me and I’m very thankful and proud to have won the World Cup of Pool for the Philippines.” With the match moving up to a race to ten racks, the Filipinos moved into a 2-0 lead, but neither team could break away as the score went 3-3. Quite quickly though, the Philippines won the next two and at 6-3 the Dutch were definitely on the rails.

In the winner breaks format though, they came back, cashing in on a mistake from their opponents and before long it was 7-7 and effectively a race to three. The Dutch took the next and looked set to move to the hill but Van den Berg made it tougher than it needed to be, going from the 7 to 8 and Feijen missed a pressure pot that probably should have gone in. Instead of 9-7 it was 8-8 and the tension was palpable. A great break eased the nerves for the Filipinos and they ran out to reach the hill against the odds. Orcollo was breaking for the match but nothing went down. Feijen shot the 1 ball home and with an open layout, it looked as though it was going to a decider. Van den Berg though twitched on the pink 4 to seemingly gift the rack and the match but some poor positional play from both Filipinos made every shot a heartstopper. The big one was the long 8 ball and somehow Corteza managed to make it and when

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his partner downed the final 9 it sealed a superb win. Van den Berg was willing to take the positives from the week; “We have never reached further than a quarter-final at the World Cup. There are some very difficult opponents in the tournament and we played really good pool all week. It is too bad we didn’t snap it up but if I can sign for second place every time we play I will do it” Feijen added, “We showed a lot of heart as we were down 7-3 and missed some difficult shots. At 8-7 I missed the 8 ball and unfortunately in the last game it was the 4 ball but you win together and lose together. It was pretty close but they’re great players and play great as a team.”

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Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann Wins His Second World 9-Ball Championship With A Searing 13-7 Victory Over The Philippines Antonio Gabica (Doha, Qatar)--Playing with a laser-like focus and an intensity that spoke of a clear desire for pool immortality, Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann capped an incredible week with yet another a searing performance, and won the 2013 World 9-ball Championship, beating the Philippines Antonio Gabica, 13-7, in front of nearly 1000 highly partisan Filipino fans at Doha’s Al Arabi Sports Club. With the victory Hohmann now becomes only the second man to win the WPA World 9-ball Championship two times, matching American Earl Strickland, who won pool’s most prestigious crown in 1991 and 2002. Hohmann will now also take over as the World Number 1 ranked player. Hohmann’s second World 9-ball Championship comes exactly ten years after he burst on to the international scene with a powerful run through a stacked field in Cardiff, Wales in 2003. In the intervening years Hohmann has firmly established himself as one of the greats of this era, consistently winning events big and small all over the globe. He excels at various other pool disciplines as well, especially straight pool, for which he is arguably the best in the world. But while the last ten years have placed the 34 year old Hohmann in pool’s elite, his performance this week in Doha has surely brought his stature into rarefied air.

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Along the way to the title he defeated a who’s who of pool strong men, among them the defending world champion Darren Appleton, and five, yes five, top Filipino players, including four in a row down the homestretch. And don’t forget to throw in the fact that Hohmann did all this in front of what was essentially a highly partisan home crowd of mostly Filipinos who cheered wildly for their boys. Looked at in total, that’s a masterpiece by anyone’s standards. For Gabica, the loss to Hohmann ended what had become one of the great Cinderella stories pool had seen in years. The 41 year old Filipino had always been known to pool fans as a superbly gifted player, but one who, except for a few occasions, would collapse under the pressure of big time amatches. With the pool scene practically dead in the Philippines, Gabica sought greener pastures, and four years ago emigrated to Qatar, where he took up a job as an assistant coach with the Qatar national pool team. During that time he has stayed off the international pool circuit, only playing in the World 9-ball Championship since it came to Qatar in 2010, and practicing long hours at the local federation. Gabica’s run through to the finals this year literally electrified the game, with huge, partisan crowds turning the Al Arabi Sports Club into what seemed like a football match instead of a pool tournament. The excitement was literally palpable as the day began on Friday with the two semi-finals, which were played simultaneously. On the main table, Hohmann faced the Philippines, Carlo Biado. While on a nearby table Gabica went up against England’s Karl Boyes. Biado, who’d been playing brilliantly up to this point, learned quickly that you don’t make more than one or two mistakes against a player like Hohmann and expect to get away with it. Especially when the German is picking up a head of steam. Two errors by the 28 year old Filipino in the first half of the contest pretty much sealed his fate as Hohmann took a tight match early and quickly made it a rout. In what amounted to a pool clinic, Hohmann won 11-4. Boyes played perfect pool in the first half of his semifinal against Gabica, who stayed on the Brits’ coat tails. Up 6-4, though, Boyes missed a makeable four ball. From there the entire match turned, and the crowd grew ever louder as their hometown boy played perhaps the best pool of his life. Gabica won seven straight racks to clinch a spot in the finals as the throng chanted “Ga-Bi-Ca! Ga-Bi-Ca!” By the time the race to 13 final began an hour and a half later, the Filipino fans, all of whom live and work in Qatar, were in a fever pitch at the prospects of having one of their own win an unlikely world title. They had every reason to believe they would get their wish as Gabica, who won the lag, came out relaxed and broke and ran the first rack. Hohmann returned the favour, but then so did Gabica to go up 2-1. When Gabica cleared off a Hohmman mistake in the next frame for a 3-1 lead, the anticipation grew even more. Hohmann, though, wasn’t going anywhere. He took advantage of two illegal breaks and a bad jump shot by the Filipino to take his first lead of the match at 4-3. But Gabica countered with three racks of his own, first a clear off a botched safety by the German, a break and run, and another clear from a safe that included a wild bank that sent the crowd into fits. At this point Gabica was exactly where he wanted to be. In front 6-4, he was playing silky smooth and it looked like he

couldn’t miss. Then in rack 11, he had a wide open table and was down on an easy straight in five-ball. Inexplicably, though, the five-ball bobbled in the jaws of the pocket. Gabica, and the crowd, couldn’t believe it, and the Filipino walked back to his chair visibly upset as Hohmann stood up and cleared. Instead of a commanding 7-4 lead, Gabica only led 6-5. As fast as anyone could say “World 9-ball Championship,” the momentum completely abandoned Gabica and swung over to Hohmann, who was more than ready to pounce. In the next frame Gabica scratched off a brilliant Hohmann safety and the German tied the match. Hohmann then took the lead at 7-6, running the table after another illegal break from Gabica. Hohmann got Gabica to scratch again in the next rack, and, in the blink of an eye, led 8-6. The two players were now clearly going in opposite directions. Gabica was still visibly upset by the missed five-ball three racks prior, while Hohmann zeroed in on the finish line with laserlike focus. Gabica bobbled the two ball in the jaws in the proceeding frame, and Hohmann made a strong clear to move up 9-6. As Hohmann broke and ran the next frame, his demeanor, his potting, his eyes, all indicated he was squarely in the zone and there would be no stopping him. Now up 10-6, Hohmann tied up Gabica again and forced him to foul. Another strong break and run, and Hohmann was on the hill, 12-6. Gabica got one back in the next frame, but the ‘Thorsten Hohmann Express’ could not be stopped. The two played safe in the next rack but Hohmann fluked the one-ball and ran the colors straight to his second world championship. As the final 9-ball dropped, Hohmann raised his cue high over his head with both hands, giving it a big fat kiss. He then let out a fist pump and a roar, and flexed his muscle for the crowd. Moments afterward, the new World 9-ball Champion was clearly in awe of what he had just accomplished. Like all pool players, he’s had to deal with his share of doubt. But this week, he said, he knew there was something special about to happen. “I’m really proud of myself,” Hohmann said. “It means a lot to me. If I had to choose between my first World 9-ball and here, I couldn’t make that decision because winning the first world championship back in Cardiff was incredible and to do it again ten years later, I’m just speechless. “I’ve been around for 20 years now. I’m not a youngster anymore. I’ve made many mistakes. And I’ve learned from my mistakes. It doesn’t mean that you don’t make mistakes again. Everything just worked for me. I was in stroke. I came from a big victory that meant a lot to me a couple of weeks ago. In my personal life I’m really happy right now. And I thought I really could win this from the beginning to the end. I never had a doubt. “The whole universe has to come together and work for you to win a tournament like this. But I never had doubts. I

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(Continued from page 16) In fact, several times throughout the tournament my teammates Dean Lawson and Kenny Tran snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by ripping similar straight back banks into the corner pocket. I knew this wasn’t by coincidence. In fact, this was because people from Kentucky shoot banks a little differently. All of the great bank pool champions from Kentucky such as John Brumback, Nick Varner and Shannon Daulton shoot a high percentage of their bank shots with authority. In most pool games it is a disadvantage to shoot a shot with speed. However bank pool is a little different. Last month we discussed the importance of flattening out kick shot angles with speed and spin. We learned that balls coming off the rail on narrower angles are easier to make because the pocket plays wider. You should note that the same principal applies to bank shots. As I approached the table, the shot I faced was off angle but was lying perfect to bank. The shot required me to aim as though I were banking the shot wide (striking the object ball full in the face). My plan was to pocket the ball with speed and left sidespin. The left spin integrates the gear principle to transfer right spin onto the object ball. The right spin and added speed aids in shortening the ball up and also helps it spin into the pocket.

“Straight back!” I said, as I lined up to execute the bank. As I pulled the trigger, I knew I hit the shot perfect. You could see the ball flatten out as it left the cushion. As the ball split the wicket, I was in perfect position to win the game. Our team went on to win the first set by a 9-7 margin. During the second set our team caught fire and claimed the championship by score of 9-2. I will never forget the way I felt as I saw Kenny Tran pocket the 9-ball in the side pocket to win the match. We were BCA National 9-ball champions! Looking back, we had a lot to be thankful for. In fact, many matches were won and lost because of a player’s banking ability. Anyone will tell you that making a bank is not a 100% proposition. However, knowing how to widen the pocket certainly gives you an advantage when there is no other sensible alternative. So the next time you are faced with a tough bank shot don’t be intimidated, use speed and reverse spin to help you pocket the ball. It will help you pocket a higher percentage of shots and will also help you win more matches and you can take that advice all the way to the bank!

TWCWT (continued from page 17) Mary played very strong against Eleanor defeating her 7-3 and placing herself in the Hot Seat. Eleanor would then face Revelina in a battle that looked very one sided until Revelina took advantage of every little mistake and showed her shot making skills and defense to earn the 5-4 victory over Eleanor. Revelina would walk away with that win ready to challenge Mary. Revelina and Mary engaged in a great match full of cue ball placement, defense, masses and jumping. Mary made a fantastic half table jump to pocket the 5 ball, but hooked herself behind the 7 and 8 ball. Mary was able to hit the 6 ball, but not able to pocket it, which seemed to light the fire in Revelina. She took control of the first set from then on and ended it with a 7-6 victory. The house is always excited to see a great match Second loaded with offense, defense and camaraderie. After a short break the ladies returned to the table to see who would walk away with the top prize for this stop. It was all Mary during the second set. She showed everyone what years of practice, competition and dedication get you.

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LOCATION K C Midway Kolby’s Jake’s Bar & Grill Hot Shots Billiards Hot Shots Billiards Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Wichita Pub Underground Sports Bar Kolby’s Greek Village Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards Rodders Rodders Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill (2nd & last) Ringo’s Bar & Grill Silver Dollar NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill

PHONE (503) 656-9501 503-393-7665 (503) 362-3600 (503-644-8869 (503-644-8869 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 654-4201 (503) 848-8888 503-393-7665 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (503) 357-1111 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 644-7847 (541) 888-5634 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

EVENT / RULES ENTRY 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables FREE 8-Ball $7 + $3 g.f. 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. 8-Ball B & below $6 9-Ball B & below $6 Players Choice $5 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE $5+$2 g.f. 8-Ball Open - R2 $7 +side pot 9-Ball Open $5-B/$10-M 10-Ball $7 + $3 g.f. 8 & 9-Ball BCA Rules 3/2 $5 8-Ball $5 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE $5+$2 g.f. 9-Ball-Handicapped FREE 9-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. (last Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 $7 8-Ball $3 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) $3 8 & 9-Ball No Masters $5 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. 9-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1 “B” player) $5 + $2 g.f. Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball $5 Players Choice $5 8-Ball - Race 2/1 $3 M/$2 W Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $15 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f.

ADDED TIME $3/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:00PM $5/player 7:30PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:30PM $3/player 7:30PM Match on $5 7:00PM $3/player 8:00PM $5/player 7:00PM $$$ 7:00PM $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM $3/player 7:30PM $100 6:30PM $5/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM Call Call Call 4:00PM $5/player 1:00PM $5/player 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Match up to 23 7:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM Call 11:00AM $5/player 7:30PM

OREGON

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

CITY WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball

DAY Mondays

CITY Sacramento

ENTRY $5 $5

ADDED Matching Matching

LOCATION Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Tuesdays Carson Manila Billiards Emeryville Broken Rack Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Bellflower Hard Times Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Thursdays Bellflower Hard Times San Francisco Family Billiards Saturdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Sundays Bellflower Hard Times

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (310) 738-5675 (510) 652-9808 (916) 456-3243 (562) 867-7733 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733 (415) 931-1115 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733

EVENT / RULES ENTRY 9-Ball B $5 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicapped Call 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Open staggered entry $5-$15 3 Cushion Handicap $17 incl g.f. 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 8-Ball Handicap $5 9-Ball Handicap $10 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicap $12 9-Ball Open - Limit 32 $20

TIME 2:00PM 2:00PM

ADDED TIME Call 8:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:00PM $100 1st Tues only 8:00PM $50 8:00PM $100 w/20+ 8:00PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Call 7:00PM $5/player 2:30PM Call 12:30PM

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Oct 6 Oct 11 Oct 12-13 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 14 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 14-20 Oct 15-20 Oct 15-20 Oct 18 Oct 18 Oct 19-20 Oct 19-20 Oct 19 Oct 19 Oct 19-20 Oct 19-20 Oct 26 Oct 26-27 Oct 26-27 Nov 1 Nov 2-3 Nov 2 Nov 2 Nov 2-3 Nov 3 Nov 9 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 16-17 Nov 29 Nov 30-Dec 1 Nov 30 Nov 30 Nov 30-Dec 1 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 14 Dec 14 Dec 28 Jan 11

CITY

Portland, OR Billings, MT Billings, MT Salem, OR Salem, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Keizer, OR Bozeman, MT Oakland, CA Deadwood, SD Salem, OR Keizer, OR Keizer, OR Billings, MT Billings, MT Emmett, ID Keizer, OR Bellevue, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Salem, OR Keizer, OR San Francisco, CA Bozeman, MT Bozeman, MT Salem, OR Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Salem, OR Salem, OR Bozeman, MT

LOCATION

PHONE

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p28) 503-282-8266 Cole Dickson Mem (See ad Sep) 406-208-1423 Cole Dickson Mem (See ad Sep) 406-208-1423 Jake’s Bar (see ad p11) 503-362-3600 The Cue Ball (see ad p28) 503-362-9740 Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) www.westernbca.org Western BCA (see ad Sep) 360-703-4081 Western BCA (see ad Sep) 360-703-4081 Chalk Horse (see ad p27) 208-223-0024 Chalk Horse (see ad p27) 208-223-0024 Chalk Horse (see ad p27) 208-223-0024 Chalk Horse (see ad p27) 208-223-0024 Kolby’s (See ad p22) 503-393-7665 Eagles #326 (See ad p25) 406-587-9996 TWCWT (See ad p18) 510-329-3566 VFW Club (See ad Sep) 605-641-5111 Jake’s Bar (see ad p11) 503-362-3600 Kolby’s (see ad p22) 503-393-7665 Kolby’s (see ad p22) 503-393-7665 MT State (see ad p17) 406-656-2887 MT State (see ad p17) 406-656-2887 Toadstool (See ad p21) 208-794-8821 Kolby’s (see ad p22) 503-393-7665 NWPA (see ad p18) 206-920-1936 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p28) 503-282-8266 The Cue Ball (see ad p28) 503-362-9740 Jake’s Bar (see ad p11) 503-362-3600 Kolby’s (See ad p22) 503-393-7665 TWCWT (See ad p18) 510-329-3566 Eagles #326 (See ad p25) 406-587-9996 Eagles #326 (See ad p25) 406-587-9996 Jake’s Bar (see ad p11) 503-362-3600 Malarkey’s (see ad p17) 253-383-3301 Malarkey’s (see ad p17) 253-383-3301 Malarkey’s (see ad p17) 253-383-3301 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p28) 503-282-8266 Jake’s Bar (see ad p11) 503-362-3600 The Cue Ball (see ad p28) 503-362-9740 Jake’s Bar (see ad p11) 503-362-3600 Eagles #326 (See ad p25) 406-587-9996

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

ADDED

TIME

Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 9-Ball Open-Single Elim. $20 Call 7:00PM MAP 8-Ball Handicap $40+$10 g.f. $1,000+ 10:00AM 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP Mini’s & 10-Ball Singles Online Online 7:00PM MAP Regional 9-Ball Scotch Dbls Online $20,000 based on field 9:00AM Regional 9-Ball Men’s Singles Online Varies Regional 9-Ball Women’s Singles Online Varies Regional 9-Ball Men’s/Mixed Team Online 5:00PM Regional 9-Ball Women’s Team Online 9:00PM Regional 9-Ball Men’s GM Online 9:00AM Regional 9-Ball Women’s GM Online 9:00AM 2nd Chance FREE Online Online 10-Ball Open Men’s $125+$25 g.f. $4,000 w/24 Call 10-Ball Open Women’s $100+$25 g.f. $3,000 w/16 Call 9-Ball on 9’ Tables $50+$15 g.f. Call 6:00PM MAP 9-Ball on 8’ Tables $25+$15 g.f. Call 6:00PM 8-Ball on 9’ Tables $50+$15 g.f. $160 9:00AM 8-Ball on 8’ Tables (A & B Div.) $65/$40 incl. g.f. $1,000 9:00AM 9-Ball Handicap - 7’ Diamonds $15+$5 g.f. $200 Guar 9:00AM MAP “Chip” Pool Classic-Limit 42 $10 up to $300 10:00AM MAP 9-Ball WomenTour stop $30 + fees Call 11:30AM MAP 9-Ball Deadwood Shoot-out $40 $1,000 limit 128 5PM Fri MAP 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 10-Ball A & better Division $30 incl. g.f. $400 9:00AM MAP 10-Ball B & under Division $20 incl. g.f. $300 9:00AM 8-Ball Team 2 Div $120 $3,000 Total 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Singles 4 Div $40 Call 7PM-Fri 8-Ball Grand Finale $20 Call 9:00AM MAP Women’s Hndcp 9-Ball $20 $200 Call MAP 9-Ball Year End Event Call $500 min Call MAP Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 9-Ball Handicap - 7’ Diamonds $15+$5 g.f. $200 Guar 9:00AM MAP 9-Ball Women-Family Billiards $30 + fees Call 11:30AM MAP 9-Ball - Race to 9 $65 $400 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball - Race to 5 $65 $700 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 9-Ball Mini - Limit 32 $20 Call 7:00PM MAP Thanksgiving 9-Ball Classic $125 incl fees $8000 prize pool 10:00AM 8-Ball Mini-Bar Box Limit 32 $20 Call 1:00PM Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 9-Ball - Women only-Limit 32 $20 incl. g.f. Call 10:00AM MAP

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