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Sheila Clark wins on the NWPA

On September 13-14, Twenty-one ladies came out 2014, the NWPA’s sixth tour to compete Saturday morning. stop of 2014 was hosted by The The tournament was run on 8 Black Diamond in Spokane, 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crowns Washington. Not only did the with Rail2Rail Productions Black Diamond add $500 to the providing a free live stream all tournament, but staff provided weekend. In addition to the live excellent service to all players and stream, this event was the first, of spectators for the entire weekend. hopefully many to come, where The Black Diamond is the premier live scoring of all matches was location for great pool, food, and available via Score Saloon, www. entertainment in the Spokane The format was area. They host many Open a race to 7, alternating break, tournaments throughout the year 9 ball, with a race to 6 on the and the NWPA would like to B side. There were several first thank them for their continued round byes, but play sped right support. In addition, The NWPA along. would like to thank our sponsors Sunday morning, only eight Ozone Billiards and Volturi for Left to right, Steve Legault, owner of Black Diamond, Sheila Clark, 1st players remained. A side match their support for the 2014 season. place, Mary Coffman, 2nd place, Ford, Tournament Director. ups included Suzanne Smith vs. Please check out their websites Sheila Clark and Mary Coffman tickets. Ozone raffle tickets are 2 for $5, 5 for $10 while and show them your appreciation vs. Kimberly Kirk. Sheila and the final Volturi voucher tickets are $10 each. at and www.volturicases. Mary both advanced through their morning matches, The NWPA is sanctioned by the WPBA. Tour com. Two drawings were completed at this stop, Cassie by the scores of 7-6 and 7-4, advancing them to the standings and 2014 schedule are available at www. Bryant was drawn for the Ozone case donation, while hot seat match. Table speed got the best of Sheila All skill levels are welcome Shari Ross was drawn for the $500 voucher for a Volturi during this match and Mary capitalized on mistakes to play and players can accrue points towards their custom case. Congratulations ladies! If you are interested to advance to the finals by the score of 7-1. B side semiprofessional status while gaining experience playing in getting in on the final raffle drawings for the year, match ups included Amber Foster vs. Alicia Kvasnicka some of the top women players in the northwest. please contact your favorite ladies of the NWPA for and Rebecca Slyter vs. Jing Liu. Alicia and Jing both

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advanced through their morning matches by the scores of 6-5 and 6-3, respectively. Fired up from their morning losses Suzanne and Kimberly rallied back through their next round, defeating Jing and Alicia by the score of 6-3 and 6-0. Suzanne then squared off against Kimberly in a hill-hill match up, that had Kimberly make a clutch out to advance 6-5. Kimberly then played Sheila to see who would play Mary in the finals. Sheila took down that match by the score of 6-4, earning herself a rematch. Mary Coffman path to the final: Fran J (2), Jenny L (), Kim T (4), Kimberly K (4), Sheila C (1) Sheila Clark path to the final: Bye, Jing L (5), Alicia K (6), Suzanne S (6), loss to Mary C (1), Kimberly K (4) The final was one race to 9, alternating break. During the first eight racks, both players struggled with the table speed, creating more difficult patterns to work through. Tied at 4-4, Sheila settled in and found her groove, while Mary struggled to find the confidence she had during the hot seat match. In rack 9, a miss on the 4 ball, by Mary, led to a strong run out by Sheila to take her first lead of the match. Sheila proceeded to shoot with minimal errors, closing out each of the remaining racks to win the set 9-4 This was Sheila’s first tour stop win on the NWPA. Congratulations to both ladies for an excellent tournament. With Jing’s finish, she maintained her position on top in overall standings, guaranteeing her first WPBA Regional Tour Championship appearance. Suzanne also stayed at 3rd, while Sheila jumped up to 4th place in overall standings. Going into the final tournament of the season, the tour champion and guaranteed spots at the WPBA Regional Tour Championships will still be up for grabs. The NWPA’s yearend event is at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA on November 1-2.

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The Broken Rack is Back! by: Marilyn Boucher, photos by Mike Shelton After 3 ½ long months of being closed for business while waiting for the tenant We love our new room and the feedback we’ve been getting from pool players improvements to our new location to be completed, The Broken Rack reopened and others is that they do too. Still in Emeryville, within half a mile of our on July 17. It was a soft opening, but we were grateful that many local players previous location and the Powell Street exit from I80, the new room offers an made their way to the new Rack the very first day to support us. Our annual expanded bar and cocktail/dining area with views of our HD TVs. We’ve added Labor Day 8 Ball Tournament was the first to be held in our new room and what a second Diamond 9’ table and all of our Olhausen tables have been completely a turnout we had! Over 80 players showed up wanting to play, nearly double our refurbished by master technician Ernesto Dominguez. As before we have 16 previous record field of 47. Originally advertised regulation pool tables, two 8’ tables, a 12’ as having a maximum field of 48, we expanded snooker table and an antique 10’ Brunswick to accommodate 64 players but still had to turn billiards table. For variety we also have 3 many away. We are rethinking our format to try tournament grade foosball tables and 2 dart to avoid disappointing players in the future. boards. Our pool activities are up and running The field of 64 was a strong one, as always. with 8 Ball and One Pocket leagues started Playing double elimination, races to three on and a weekly Tuesday night 9 Ball tournament the A side and races to two on the B side, it planned to start soon. We’re looking forward all ended early Tuesday morning with Dannie to hosting the Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour Stewart taking the top spot over previous on Oct. 18/19. If you’re in our neighborhood, please stop by. winner Ed Ames. Dannie did it by staying on the winners’ side all the way, taking matches from James To, brothers Jason and Jared DANNIE STEWART Williams (both also previous winners of these Monday holiday tournaments), Melvin Mackay and Mike Suhr. Mike Suhr had the privilege of knocking Ed Ames to the B side where he had to beat Jay Mulimbayan, Ramon Mistica, Rich Yoder, Billy Aguero and Jared Williams to make his way into the finals. Among those inspired to compete was our general contractor, Tom Butler. Way back when the original Broken Rack opened, Tom was the House Pro, but he hadn’t played in a tournament in over two years. He was quite pleased with himself for winning matches with Jason Williams and Deo Alpajora (another past winner), but-typical pool player--it was the shot he didn’t make in his loss to Billy Aguero that was the one he kept thinking and talking about. The complete list of those finishing in the money (total prize fund $1,600) is: 1st $500 Dannie Stewart 2nd $260 Ed Ames 3rd $160 Jared Williams 4th $120 Billy Aguero 5/6 $80 Rich Yoder and Mike Suhr 7/8 $60 Tom Butler, Ramon Mistica 9-12 $45 Reid Stensrud, Jason Williams, Melvin Mackay, Jay Mulimbayan ED AMES 13-16 $25 James To, Ver Cornelio, Edwin, Marcelino Montoya

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In slow economic times, many things may contribute to the life or death of a pool hall. As in real estate, there are 3 very important guidelines to follow, location, location, location. The pool halls financial success may also depend upon curfews, gang colors and the economic stability of your clientele. In some areas going smokeless whether it was legislated or of the owner’s own volition at first saw a drop in clientele but years later it all has fit together. The neighborhood also may have changed around you. With urban sprawl, the pool hall may be what now has become too far away.

juke box, satellite TV, alcohol, food, leagues, billiard supplies and maybe even wifi you’re not keeping up with your competition. You can’t attract the players who have the money and time on their hands. There have been closures of pool halls up and down the West Coast and some I don’t know about. Here are a few: 211 Club (WA), Q Street Billiards (OR), Kelowna Q Club (BC), Blondies Billiards (BC), Felts Club (CA), Oakdale Billiards (CA) and Cue Ball’s Billiards (MT). These were some 10 to 15 years ago. And of course the same goes for any other region in the country. Too many to name.

In the 70’s and 80’s a chain of pool halls were started called “Corner Pocket”. With virtually the same layout in each pool hall that favored the spectator and/or other players to view important games, but they too fell on hard times and were sold off individually. The pool halls I grew up in 35 to 40 years ago were smoke-filled, gambling havens, whether cards, cribbage or games on the slate. There was a code of ethics that the players respected. Many of the owners didn’t allow cursing, which caused arguments that led to fights. Some of your owners or employees of the room ran “book” (illegal gambling that the government didn’t take taxes from). Not all pool halls were that way, some were true to the game of pool, be it 9-Ball, One Pocket or Straight. You came in, played by the hour and there was always a sign “no gambling”. The “no gambling” meant “no money on the table”. Pool halls back then didn’t have to deal with technology. We had pinball machines and that was pretty much it. Today if a pool hall doesn’t have video games, digital

Back in 2003, “Poolhall Junkies”, depicted violence, loud music and cursing as part of its theme (I don’t mind this but it sets a tone). Perhaps coupled with a still struggling economy from 2008, this has had an effect on different pool halls around the country. Is this a sign of the future of pool? In this new millennium, will the game of pool be relegated to seven foot tables? By itself that would be a shame, there must be a choice – Pool halls do survive and they can survive in the twenty first century. So if you’re lucky enough to have a pool hall close to you, relish the opportunity. If not, get in your car, take a bus, streetcar, mule train, horse and buggy or walking find any way you can, just get there. Somethings in any pool hall you may not like that’s not a reason not to go. Enjoy yourself and play the game. From a business point of view you have to do whatever it takes to survive.


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A CLOSER LOOK AT BALLS! by Tom Simpson © April 2000 – All Rights Reserved – Balls vary in quality, and more importantly, they wear over time. How good the balls are, how dirty they are, and how worn out they are makes a surprisingly large amount of difference in your shot-making and position play.

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As for quality, the main factors are consistency of weight and roundness. Centennials (those balls with the black line circling the number field) go through more quality control checks than other balls, and so they generally perform more accurately and consistently. The dirtier and more scuffed up balls are, the more throw you’ll get. To compensate, shoot harder or over cut everything a little. The more worn the balls, the more likely they are to be out of round. Worn out balls may not roll straight – shoot a little harder to avoid being the victim of roll-off. Look closely at your cueball (CB). Several CB’s are widely used, and there are important differences. Barbox cueballs aside, the most popular CB, in my experience, is the Red Circle cueball. You’ll also see a lot of Blue Circles and Red Triangles. The Blue Circles come with Centennials, and are well matched to the balls, meaning they are exactly the same weight. Since the physics of the game assumes that cueballs and object balls are the same diameter and mass, this is important. Unfortunately, most of the time the cueball does not match the object balls. My opinion as to why the Red Circle CB is the most popular is that it plays as if it weighs a little less than the OB’s and thus seems easier to draw (and everyone feels good when they can draw really well). The Red Circle CB comes with the highly popular Aramith ball sets. This CB is actually made from a carom pool resin, and thus has slightly different performance characteristics from other balls. On barboxes, cueballs come in a wide variety of types. Oversized cueballs are the most difficult to deal with. Since they weigh “too much” they want to follow every shot, and draw is very difficult. Since they are “too big” they over cut every shot. If this is what you always play with, it seems normal. But if you have to switch back and forth between oversize and standard CB’s, you need to

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be aware of the differences. Some barbox CB’s are the same size as the OB’s, but are heavier, so they will operate the mechanism that allows the CB to return to play. These balls cut your shots properly, but will still follow too much. With heavy CB’s, you’ll have to hit lower. Heavier balls will also affect your speed control. As a cueball wears, it not only gets smaller and lighter, it gets out of round. And as it gets more scuffed and dirty, throw increases, and spin wears off the CB sooner, due to increased friction with the cloth. It’s a good idea to wipe chalk and other marks off the CB after scratches and between games. Here’s how you can quickly check “same-size” CB’s against your OB’s: Freeze the CB against the rail, and freeze an OB on each side of it. Squat down so you can see the tops of the balls at eye level, and lay the butt of your cue across the top of all three balls. Look carefully to see whether the stick touches all three balls at the same time. This would mean they are all the same size. Often you will see a little daylight between the cueball and the stick, meaning the cueball is smaller than the object balls. You can also try rolling the three balls by moving the stick, and see whether they all move together. Smaller CB’s are lighter, so they draw easily. Due to the fact that many poolrooms allow their CB’s to get terribly over-worn, some players carry their own cueball. If you do this, consider carrying a standard CB, such as a Red Circle or a Blue Circle, so your opponents don’t suspect you of having some kind of trick ball. If you have a table at home and play a fair amount, I suggest replacing your cueball once a year. I always buy a new one around the first of the year, so I can remember. Your ball set will need to be replaced far less often. But, depending on the initial quality, and how much you play (and how much you care), they may need to be replaced as often as every 4 or 5 years. Good balls play better and last longer. Spend the money.

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The most difficult thing (in any game/sport) is to hit the ball EXACTLY in the center, with no spin or deflection...pool’s the same because if you just hit the ball minutely off it will deflect in the opposite direction...because the very best players realize this (either consciously or unconsciously) they will intentionally hit the cue ball to one side or the other (except when slow rolling a shot or on shots straight in)....that way they know FOR SURE which way the ball will deflect and if they hit it off center a bit more it will deflect a hair more, but most importantly if they hit it off the OTHER WAY it will just not deflect AT

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Last month I had the pleasure of playing a match against former US Open and World Champion Mika Immonen. The location was Diamond Billiards in Midlothian, Virginia and the match was in the American Straight Pool (14.1) Championship. I lost the match but I’m proud of having forced Mika into taking three fouls in a row towards the end of the match (a 15-point penalty). At one point Mika was looking at a situation like at the top of the diagram. After a cluster break there was no apparent shot. Maybe there is a tough combination or cut to a far corner pocket, but a much easier shot if you see it is the 15 ball to the corner. As a plain cut it is impossible because the angle is more than 90 degrees. The solution is to play the cue ball off the 14 and into the 15. The “trick” to the extent there is one is to be able to visualize and control the exact angle the cue ball comes off the 14 so that you land correctly on the 15. The problem is shown again at the bottom of the diagram. When you practice this, begin with easier shots and work your way up longer ones. As shown, the 1-2 shot might be from a game of nine ball, straight pool, eight ball or one pocket. I think you will find a use for the technique regardless of your favored game. On the “Solution” side of the diagram is how you go about planning shots like this. Begin with where the cue ball has to be when it hits the two ball. That’s drawn in the diagram as the shaded ball (ghost ball) that’s touching the two ball. From that imaginary cue ball find the path that would just brush the one ball. In the diagram that line is labeled “90 deg.” and a second imaginary ball is placed where the one ball would be barely touched by that ghost ball. Also note the path of the one ball which is going to be perpendicular to the path of the ghost ball. All you have to do now is shoot the one ball in that indicated direction. When you have the one ball direction set, be sure to check your work as follows. Imagine the ghost ball when it contacts the one ball. (In practice, you can use a real ball -- put it in contact with the one ball). Next, imagine the path of the ghost ball off the one ball. You can do this by lining up along the 90-degree line and actually cueing along that line towards the two ball. In practice, it’s a good idea to set the balls in paper reinforcement donuts so you can repeat one position until you have the procedure down pat. After you are confident in making the ball, get a feel for how you can play position off the shot. In the straight pool shot at the top I would use follow to carry the cue ball towards the center of the table. In the bottom shot, a little left side spin will help the cue ball come off the cushion and up the table for a more open shot. An alternative is to shoot softly to leave both the cue ball and the one

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ball near the long cushion. A key point in shots like this is that if the cue ball moves only a short distance from the first ball to the target ball, it has little chance to come off the planned line even if your aim is a little off or you use follow or draw which will tend to bend the path of the cue ball. Try different spins on the cue ball to see the effect on the shot. For example, a little left or right english may help throw the second ball into the pocket if it is not in the ideal position. For these tests, try moving the whole shot farther away from the pocket so you can see better whether the 2 is moved to the right or left.



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Recently, I had the good fortune to play in the Mezz West State Tour on their third stop in Fresno, California. It was a 9-ball match, double elimination, and there were over 80 participants. Oscar Dominguez and Desiree Rivera, the owners and founders of the Tour, and Sheri Dadian, owner of Diamond Billiards, did an amazing job putting it all together. Congratulations to Vilmos Foldes for taking the win! I did not know what to expect, to be honest. I have played in tournaments before, and have done fairly well, even against semipro players. I have even managed to get into the money a few times. Alas, it was not in the cards this time. As I have mentioned in past articles, I don’t like to lose. I am my own worst critic, and while I would never berate a fellow player, I have been known to give a little “love tap” to the table with my cue when I make a mistake. Unfortunately, this has given me a bit of a reputation as a hothead, and I truly believe that many players have used this to their advantage when playing me; to their credit, of course. Who wouldn’t? This time, I strongly vowed to myself that I would not succumb to such juvenile displays of temper, but would conduct myself in a very professional manner. I am an amateur player, but there were a few pros there, and I strive to be like many of them (especially Oscar – he has the mannerisms of a saint!). Little did I know, I would be severely tested! My first match was against Yoli Hakanado, in a race to 7. After losing the lag and the first game, I took the next three. That third win would be the last game I’d win for the rest of the day. If you are a competition player, you’ve been here before. You’re shooting well, when something happens to make you miss a fairly routine shot. It might have been a miscue, or just a badly judged cut shot. Maybe the cue ball skidded because there was chalk on the ball at just the wrong place. Doesn’t matter; you missed, and you had to sit down. This usually isn’t a terrible thing. Everyone misses. But then your opponent runs the rack out. Shake it off; it’s just one game out of seven. He breaks, and doesn’t make a ball. You’re back! See? No big deal. Only now, you have a shot similar to the one you missed in the last game. Better not miss this time! You

take more time, thinking about the miss last time, and at the last moment, you over-compensate on your stroke, and you miss again! This happened to me, and I was seething at this point. I paused for a moment, staring at the ball that missed as if to admonish it for not doing what I told it to do. I remembered my vow, however, and walked calmly to my seat. I looked at my girlfriend and shrugged, and she gave me a sign of encouragement. This went on for several more games—six, to be exact—until Yoli potted the final 9-ball and sent me to the one-loss side of the bracket. I broke my cue down and returned to my corner to lick my wounds. At least I wasn’t out, right? Thank goodness for double elimination. Now I’d get to face a fellow “loser.” For my next match, I was paired up with an 8-handicapped player, Attila Csorba. As he is ranked as a semi-pro, he had to win 8 games to my 7. I won’t go into much detail here, but one highlight of this match was when I had just two balls left to pocket. The 8-ball was in front of the side pocket, and the 9-ball was in front of the other side. You know the shot: pot the 8, swinging around three rails to put the 9 in. Easy, right? I’ve done this a hundred times. Only this time, the cue ball went two rails, dropping squarely into the side pocket where the 9-ball was. It seemed that this was the final nail in the coffin. This time, I went absolutely bananas. I broke my stick over my knee, flipped the table over, and punched a 3-foot diameter hole in the wall. Fortunately, this was all in my mind—at the end of the match, my girlfriend told me she was proud of me for handling my 8-0 loss with grace and dignity. It was the worst drubbing of my pool career, and I left there feeling like a winner. Incidentally, when I played in my regular BCA league match the following week, I shot like a champ. It was good to know that that weekend was just a fluke. I’ll get ‘em next time! Nowhere to go but up… right? Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at Come on by and join the discussion!

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It was a beautiful day back in July of 2002. Rack and Cue Billiards Parlor in Campbellsville, Kentucky was the setting for the area monthly 9-ball Championship. Players like David Rice, Stan Shuffett, Bruce Luttrell, Mike Blevins and Robert Frost were all regulars in quest for the monthly championship. At that time of my life, I was beginning to learn more and

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

more about the little intricacies of the game such as correct mechanics and advanced fundamentals. One topic I was particularly curious about was the grip. Local player Larry Cross from Liberty, Kentucky was an incredibly difficult player to beat and always demonstrated sound pool mechanics. In fact, I give Larry a lot of credit for teaching me many things about the game including correct shot selection and how to identify patterns playing both 8-ball and 9-ball. Larry was playing great and I soon found myself face to face with him in the finals of the event. During

our match, I began to pay close attention to Larry’s grip. Larry always seemed to move the cue ball effortlessly around the table and I always believed this was due to the way that he held the cue. First, Larry had the right idea in that the thumb should be pointed straight to the floor, with the hand cocked slightly to the left if you are right handed. The little finger should not touch


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the cue, which should be cradled by the front fingers. It is important to remember that if you hold the cue too tightly there is a tendency to stop your stroke. Larry primarily held his cue lightly resting it on only the front fingers with the little finger not touching the cue. This light cradling of the butt made it much simpler for him to stroke in a perfectly straight line than with a tighter grip. In fact, some instructors compare perfect grip pressure to that of someone holding a bird. If you hold the bird too tightly you will hurt it, but if the bird is held too loosely it will escape and fly away. It is important to not hold the cue too light or too tight. When watching Larry play I always imagined an eye on his grip hand directly above the cue (where the “X” is located on the photo). The imaginary eye looks down the butt and shaft of the cue towards the target. Using this analogy ensures that the grip hand is directly over the cue and is not torqued significantly in one direction or the other. Finally, the last element of Larry’s grip was that he always

opened his grip on the backswing and closed his grip on the forward swing. Snooker Champion, Steve Davis has described the perfect grip as being neutral at the “Set position” (90 degrees) and open on the “Pause” (back swing) and then closed at the “Finish” (squeezing on contact). That day my match with Larry gave me a better insight into how to develop a proper grip. The real victory wasn’t the fact that I won the championship. It was that I had learned something far more valuable. I witnessed the elements of a good grip in action, and I had the opportunity to dissect Larry’s grip up close and personal. To this day, my grip is much better due to the impression Larry Cross made on me that day. As an instructor, I see many players have limited abilities because they have some type of flaw with the way that they hold the cue. Don’t let a faulty grip hold you back. Get a grip on your game and practice holding your cue the correct way.

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Photos and article by: Paul Potier SPOKANE, WA It all started with 8 players left. Six of them were Canadian. Rafael kept streamrolling as he dispatched Brady Gollan in the A side semi-finals 9-1 then did the same to Todd Marsh 9-2 to secure his place as point man in the finals. Whoever won their way to play him would have to beat him twice to capture the title of 2014 Spokane Open Champion. On the B side I was fortunate to play well when Miguel wasn’t, so I won 9-6. Simon had it tough against Stan Tourangeau but prevailed to win 9-6. After losing to Todd in the A side semi finals Mike Robinson and I had to play against each other. The table wasn’t as nice to Mike as it was to me. I won 9-4. While both Calgarians were battling it out 2 BC residents Brady and Simon went head to head to determine who would play the winner of our match. Brady beat Simon 9-6. I started off good and had an early lead but suddenly I couldn’t make a ball on the break and Brady took control of the match. He played great pool and was able to keep me in my seat for most of the rest of our match. Brady won 9-5. Although I was a little disappointed to be out of the tournament I felt good about how I played Sunday and Monday. I did the commentary on live stream for the next match between Brady and Todd. Brady seemed to be connecting with the table perfectly as time went on and beat Todd 9-1. In the finals Brady took an early lead and thanks to great breaking he controlled the whole match to beat Rafael in set #1. Now he had to beat him again! Even though it is fair to say that Rafael has seemed unstoppable Brady was determined, confident, and focused. That and great pool playing helped Brady to continue his unrelenting control over the next match to once again prevail over the ER POTI PAUL


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Buffalo Billiards in Petaluma, CA opened their doors to the Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour for the second straight year on September 13th and 14th. . This 3rd stop drew a total of 28 women who joined in for the weekend competition. This pool hall has a very special, colorful tone and the open air billiard room lets you feel the warmth from outside and see the light of day through its many windows and garage style sliding door. The energy among the players was very social and relaxed. There were many returning players from Reno, NV and Bakersfield, CA along with the regulars as well as new players. The morning began as women walked in and registered with tournament director Emilyn Callado. There was lots of camaraderie and you can see the most experienced players sharing tips with new players. We are lucky to have a very nice group of women with skills to share and skills to learn. The day ended with a few surprises in the top 8. Jess Quinata and Deborah Cullen finished Saturday night in the top 4 on the winner’s side. We are always happy when new names reach the top 8 amongst the favorites. Jess has placed 16-24 in the last three events and once has won the second chance. Deborah has also placed 16-24 in two events. They are both regular players of the tour and continue to improve and challenge all the rest of the players to play their best. Both ladies shot impressively throughout the day. This was a great showing for Deborah especially since Buffalo is her local billiards hall and there were locals watching her play. Revelina Um and Eleanor Callado were the other two remaining players on the undefeated side to round out the top 4. These two players are no surprise being in the top spots. Leslie Bernardi, Minnie Tayaotao, Dee Domingo and newcomer Hellen Wang completed the top 8 on that Saturday evening. The next morning began with Eleanor versus Jess, and Revelina versus Deborah. Jess and Deborah soon joined the one loss side. On the one loss, needing to win to survive was Leslie versus Hellen, and Minnie versus Dee. Leslie and Minnie showed their skills and moved into the top 6. After losing to Jess in her second match Leslie would go all the way from the one-loss side to beat Naomi Manuel, A Aiem-sa-ard, Erin Gomez, Hellen Wang, Jess Quinata, MinnieTayaotao and her final loss would be to Eleanor Callado. Minnie faced Deborah, who never gives up, to begin her Sunday morning. Minnie was put into the one loss side by Jess and defeated Bonnie Koerner, Beth Mendoza, Kendra Fuller, Stephanie Hefner, and Dee Domingo to be one of the top 8. Minnie overcame the hometown favorite 5-1. While the one-loss side was narrowing down, Revelina and Eleanor played for the Hot Seat. When these two women compete you will see great skills on shot selection and excellent defense. Revelina played a fabulous safe on the 7-ball. She had to do something brilliant; she knew that Eleanor would figure a way to break the 8-ball away from the 9-ball if given an easy shot on the 7-ball. This forced Eleanor to use her jump cue. The match was 6-6 and this was for the Hot Seat. Eleanor cleared the 8 ball to cut the 7-ballinto the corner pocket. It was a sweet jump until the 7-ball bobbled in the pocket. Revelina completed the match from there. Leslie would win against Minnie 5-1. Her next opponent was Eleanor, who was still in shock that such a beautiful shot turned ruthless. Eleanor wanted a rematch with Revelina, and she would have to send Leslie home if she was going to get that opportunity. Eleanor defeated Leslie 5-2. The final score for the first race to seven was in favor or Eleanor 7-4. For the second race to five, the final score was 5-4 in favor of Revelina Um. Revelina took 2nd the first year and this year her best show has been at the kick-off event in Sacramento where she took

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September Cue Ball Winners Left to Right: Lyman Reed, Landon Rowden, Jay King, Kris Derby The September “Win Jim’s Money” Tournament at the Cue Ball in Salem, OR hosted 37 players. The Cue Ball thanks everyone for their participation. 1st place and $225 went to Kris Derby. 2nd Place went to Landon Rowden, who took home $ 130. Landon had to win twice winning the 1st only to succumb in the 2nd. 3rd Place was absconded by Jay King and $80. Lyman Reed was the winner of 4th place and $50. The next tourney is scheduled for October 4th, followed the finals on November 15th. BE THERE!

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2014 Betway World Cup from both teams. We of Pool made a silly one in rack England A 10-9 Holland two and after that we ENGLAND are the 2014 couldn’t get anything Betway World Cup of going. Pool champions after they “Holland let us off the broke Dutch hearts in a hook really and they are thrilling final rack shoot going to be sick to lose out where both sides had because they had a great chances to take one of cue chance to win there. But sport’s most prestigious that is why 9 ball is the titles. It was England’s most exciting game in first win in the storied the world, because you history of the event and just never know. And gives the two players a the pressure was just $60,000 pay day. unbelievable. Showing the bulldog “I didn’t break well in spirit Karl Boyes the match so on the last (pictured right) and break I had even more Darren Appleton (pictued pressure and I told myself left) came from 3-6 down just don’t scratch and just and then 7-9 behind to spin the cue ball. When KARL BOYES AND DARREN APPLETON force a final rack decider I looked at the table I at the Mountbatten thought we had lost. Centre, Portsmouth in front of a sell-out crowd. “With the pressure you think there is a 10-15% chance that something might It was Appleton who broke the last rack of the match, but he could only recoil happen and luckily for us they didn’t get good shape on the eight ball. It left a in horror as the cue ball scratched into the centre pocket. tough shot for Karl and he got a good roll and I was able to get the eight ball. I With ball in hand, Niels Feijen and Nick Van den Berg were big favourites have never shaken as much as that before in my life!” to take the title but with just two balls on the table, it all went wrong. Feijen Boyes, who was in shock after potting the winning 9 ball said, “I was so missed the 8 ball trying to force a better position for the 9. surprised that they missed that I jumped up with my cue but when I got to the Boyes came to the table with a table length shot at the 8 but jawed it as the table I saw it was a bit longer than I first thought. crowd gasped. It rolled behind the 9 which was lying on the rail and when Van “Darren tried to calm me down and I had a look. I don’t know how close it den Berg’s bank shot left the 8 out in the open, it was game over. was or if it was a mile off but I got a nice roll at the end. I have lost a lot of big Appleton said, “I am in shock. The match was really crazy with a lot of mistakes matches over the last few years when top players have played like God against

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Press Release

The Legion

Welcomes all Pool Players 2 Pool Tables - 6 TVs 8’ Projection TV Daily Lunch Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Drink Specials Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm Sat & Sun FOOTBALL Specials 11am

GoPlayPool Celebrates

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POOL - DARTS - FOOD & FUN! Wed Nights 8 Ball Sign ups at 7pm Saturday Night Open to all 1st Sat 8 Ball 3rd Sat 9 Ball Sign ups 5:45-6:15pm Tournament Entry $5+$1 g.f. House Matches

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Aliso Viejo, CA, September 17, 2014: When Mary Ann Starkey walked into a southern California pool room and saw gorgeous Diamond tables, she wished she had known about the room years ago. The room was located a mere 15 minutes from her house and had a great atmosphere. It was during that time that Mary Ann and Ramin Bakhtiari, her boyfriend and fellow pool player, had begun building an app designed for pool players. But it wasn’t until she saw that room that she knew what direction to go with the app and the start-up company. Mary Ann thought, “There should be an app that tells you where to find a pool room or bar that has pool tables. It should tell you what you’ll find when you get there, and allow the rooms themselves to promote the events they hold. Whether it’s tournaments or leagues or even things that have nothing to do with pool, like their menu or other kinds of games or entertainment.” The task of building GoPlayPool had begun. Mary Ann and Ramin knew all along that they did not want to charge the players or users of the app to find the information they would provide. They always knew they wouldn’t charge anyone to download the app. They decided that offering pool rooms an affordable way to promote their business was the best way to go, along with giving pool players a source to find more pool rooms and more tournaments. That is why they decided to give pool rooms a monthly membership. The membership is free for the first 30 days, and after the free trial, it’s only $19.95 a month. With the membership they create detailed profiles of what their room offers its patrons. Everything from what types of pool tables they have to what nights their tournaments are. They can include their food and drink menus, and list all of their other amenities. If they host darts tournaments on Tuesday nights and ladies nights on Wednesday, they can put that in their profile. While Mary Ann and Ramin’s focus has always been on pool, they knew that pool rooms would benefit from being able to promote all of the other aspects of their room. It was a long road, filled with sleepless nights and spending hours doing research. But after nearly a year, the GoPlayPool App was ready to launch and on September 17, 2012 the app became available in both The App Store and Google Play. To say that Ramin and Mary Ann were proud would be a vast understatement. The long road that stretched out in front of them would require hard work. In order for the pool rooms to have a reason to become a member, they needed to get people to start using the app. So, they spent the next year promoting it like crazy. Social media, press releases, articles and advertising with pool magazines and news sources, live stream advertising, even driving hundreds of miles to various tournaments just to hit another area and introduce the app to players and rooms. The support of already established companies and the players and fans of the game has been incredible. Mary Ann said, “With September

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5 TV’s Under 2 Pool Tables w Ne ip Ownersh Internet Darts Poker & Keno

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17th marking 2 years since we launched the app, it’s great to see how far we’ve come. Looking back now, I think we’ve always had tremendous support from within the industry. People see what we’re trying to do and they are more than happy to support a resource that just keeps growing and expanding. I think the direction we chose couldn’t have worked out any better. We’ve given pool halls an opportunity to advertise and promote their room for an amazingly low rate. And unlike advertising in the newspaper, people will keep coming back to the GoPlayPool App. We’re constantly adding new features and keeping the content fresh, so people always have a reason to come back. Users will always know when new members sign up and be able to see the member profiles.” Along with the great cost of the membership, pool rooms will also receive a physical package when they sign up. It contains thousands of dollars’ worth of free sample merchandise, vouchers and discounts from companies within and outside of the pool & billiards industry. Since the GoPlayPool App launched, it has undergone a lot of changes. As more time goes by, it becomes even more user-friendly and has thousands of hours of engaging content. Recently, they added a section called “GoPlayPool 101” which features hundreds of videos, drills and instructional material from some of the best instructors in the United States. Other sections like Flyers, a Calendar of World Events from AZ Billiards, and of course the phone and map directories of pool rooms all across the U.S. will keep users coming back for more, giving pool rooms every reason to sign up. The GoPlayPool Team has also expanded their endeavors by reaching out to the community. After learning that a few different players had come down with various illnesses, Ramin and Mary Ann wanted to help. So they created the “Pool Together” site, as an extension of GoPlayPool. If players in need have a benefit tournament or charity, they can post it on the Pool Together site to reach more people and hopefully get more donations. Since taking on the venture, Ramin and Mary Ann have been a part of various fundraisers which have raised over $50,000.00 for players in need, or the families they have left behind. You can learn more and donate to the listed causes by visiting If you’re a player or fan of the game, you can download the free GoPlayPool App for iOS and Android devices. It’s also available on Windows and Blackberry devices. Much of the information is also available in a mobile and web format. For more information, please visit For all other inquiries, feel free to get in touch with the GoPlayPool App team at


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Pool - Darts - Karaoke - Dance Floor RC Racing (3rd Sat) - Live Bands (Sep 6 & 20)

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Saturday Night 8-Ball 7pm $5 entry Ball in Hand - Race to 2 - DE - 50% added

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Allison Fisher

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5429 100th St SW (corner of 100th & Bridgeport)

Lakewood, WA

Plano, Texas – Hall of Fame player Allison Fisher and cutting edge Texas based billiard manufacturer OB Cues proudly announce the signing of Allison to the OB Pro Team of Players. “As a fan of pool, I have always admired Allison’s game but how she conducts herself away from the table is equally as impressive” said Royce Bunnell, President of OB. “I am proud to have accomplished what I have so far in both snooker and pool but I am not done yet! I love my OB equipment and truly believe that the consistency and accuracy of my equipment will play a big part in my future success on the table” said Allison Fisher. “Allison is quite simply a living legend in the world of pool. Her tournament success is unequaled and she has a fan base that is unmatched. Having Allison join our team and trust her game to OB products is a great honor” said Shane Sinnott, Director of Sales and Marketing for OB. Allison can be seen competing on ESPN and on International television networks on a regular basis. She also has been known to stop by the OB booth to sign autographs, take pictures and play challenge games with fans and will continue to do so whenever possible. OB is headquartered in Plano, Texas and is a leading manufacturer of high performance pool cues and pool cue shafts made 100% in the USA since 2005. For more information on OB Cues or OB shafts or to become an authorized dealer, please visit and for all the latest OB news you can like OB on Facebook Allison Fisher was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Ringo’s Bar & Grill

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

LOCATION The Pocket The Pocket Pocket The Shot Glass Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 375-2474 (208) 525-9962 (208) 476-0243 (208) 232-9347

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8-Ball Ball-in-hand 8/9 Ball Alternating

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

ADDED $$$ $$$ $$$ $100 min pot Matching

TIME 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1PM 8:00PM









Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

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8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball

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Matching Matching Matching $10/player

8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

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CITY Vancouver Everett Sumner Tacoma Burien Burien Everett Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Tacoma Tacoma Lakewood Ocean Park Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Burien Burien Lakewood Sumner Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

October 2014

LOCATION 4th Plain Tavern O’Finnigan’s Pub Log Cabin (1st Tues) Cue-Topia BZ’s Sport Bar Good Time Ernie’s O’Finnigan’s Pub Black Diamond Cue-Topia Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern Cue-Topia Latitude 84 Schooners Doc’s Tavern Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Good Time Ernie’s (1st Sat) Good Time Ernie’s (3rd Sat) Schooners Log Cabin (3rd Sat) Black Diamond Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Cue-Topia Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern Spot Bar & Grill

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. Matching 8:00PM 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 100% 8:00PM 9-Ball Vegas Rules $10+$5 g.f. $$$ 8:00PM BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 5:00PM 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 Matches to $100 7:00PM 8-Ball TAP 5 & under $5+$1 g.f. Matching 7:00PM 8-Ball Vegas Rules $5 100% 8:00PM 9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3


$20 gift card 1st 7:00PM

BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. Call 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. Matching 9-Ball Open & Qualifier $5+$2+1 $$$/Match Poker Call Call 9-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball Open $3 Meat Shoot Poker Call Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Matching 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 Matching 8-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 9-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 8-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball $10+$5 g.f. $$$ 8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2


Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Open Handicap $5+$2+1 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

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DAY Mondays

CITY Capitola Sacramento

LOCATION Fast Eddy’s Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Tuesdays Monterey Easy Street Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Thursdays Modesto Diamond Billiards Monterey Easy Street San Francisco Family Billiards Saturdays Modesto Diamond Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Sundays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards

PHONE (831) 462-1882 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (831) 333-0825 (916) 456-3243 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (209) 577-1447 (831) 333-0825 (415) 931-1115 (209) 577-1447 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED WorldPPA 9-Ball $12 $100 9-Ball B $10 Call 9-Ball Handicap $20 Call 8-Ball Handicap $10 9-Ball Open staggered entry $5-$15 $50 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 Matching 8-Ball Handicap $5 Matching 9-Ball Handicap $10 Break Pot 9-Ball NPL $10 $100 w/32 9-Ball Handicap $20 Call 8-Ball Bar Table $10 $100 w/20 9-Ball Handicap $15 $5/player Starting Oct 12th Call Call

DAY Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Fort Collins Federal Hgts Fort Collins Federal Hgts Fort Collins Federal Hgts

PHONE 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball-No AA 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball 9-Ball

LOCATION Match Ups Wreck Room Match Ups Wreck Room Match Ups Wreck Room

ENTRY $8 $10 $5 $10 $10 $10

ADDED $100 $$$ $$$ $$$ $100 Call

TIME 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 3:00PM 2:30PM Call

TIME 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 3:00PM 7:30PM


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Tournament Trail Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

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Oct 3-5 Oct 4 Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 11 Oct 11 Oct 10-12 Oct 10-12 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 13-19 Oct 18 Oct 18 Oct 18 Oct 18-19 Oct 25 Nov 1 Nov 1-2 Nov 2 Nov 8 Nov 8 Nov 8 Nov 8-9 Nov 15 Nov 15 Nov 15 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 28 Nov 29-30 Nov 30 Nov 29 Nov 29-30 Dec 6 Dec 6 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13-14 Dec 13-14 Dec 27



Orofino, ID Salem, OR Petaluma, CA Portland, OR Sacramento, CA Federal Heights, CO 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 Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Bozeman,MT Sacramento, CA Federal Heights, CO Emeryville, CA Modesto, CA Petaluma, CA Bellevue, WA Portland, OR Belgrade, MT Sacramento, CA Fort Collins, CO Spokane, WA Salem, OR Sacramento, CA Federal Heights, CO Keizer, OR San Francisco, CA Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Modesto, CA Fort Collin, CO Petaluma, CA Portland, OR Sacramento, CA San Francisco, CA Spokane, WA Modesto, CA Modesto, CA

October 2014


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208-816-6176 503-362-9740 800-400-4CUE 503-282-8266 916-456-3243 303-412-0257 Chinook Winds Casino (see ad p10) 360-703-4081 Chinook Winds Casino (see ad p10) 360-703-4081 Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Western BCA (see ad p10) Scoop Bar (see ad p11) 406-522-9141 Jointed Cue (see ad p28) 916-456-3243 Wreck Room (see ad p27) 303-412-0257 TWCWT (see ad p8) 510-861-0829 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 209-577-1447 Buffalo Billiards (see ad p8) 800-400-4CUE NWPA (see ad p8) 206-920-1936 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p21) 503-282-8266 Hub Bar (see ad p29) 406-388-1811 Jointed Cue (see ad p28) 916-456-3243 Match Ups (see ad p18) 970-482-BEER Black Diamond (see ad p23) 509-891-8357 The Cue Ball (see ad p21) 503-362-9740 Jointed Cue (see ad p28) 916-456-3243 Wreck Room (see ad p27) 303-412-0257 Kolby’s (see ad p13) 503-393-POOL TWCWT (see ad p8) 510-861-0829 Malarkey’s (see ad p28) 253-383-3301 Malarkey’s (see ad p28) 253-383-3301 Malarkey’s (see ad p28) 253-383-3301 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 209-577-1447 Match-Ups (see ad p18) 970-482-BEER Buffalo Billiards (see ad p8) 800-400-4CUE Sam’s Billiards (see ad p21) 503-282-8266 Jointed Cue (see ad p28) 916-456-3243 Family Billiards (see ad p26) 415-931-1115 Black Diamond (see ad p23) 509-891-8357 TWCWT (see ad p8) 510-861-0829 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 209-577-1447

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Open Scotch Doubles-Limit 32/t 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Handicapped Straight Pool 9-Ball ‘B’ Beat the Staff 10-Ball-Men’s Divison 10-Ball-Women’s Divison 9-Ball Regionals 9-Ball Open Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Master Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Men’s Grand Masters Sgls 9-Ball Men’s Masters Singles 9-Ball Men’s A Singles 9-Ball Men’s B Singles 9-Ball Men’s Senior Singles 9-Ball Women’s Gr Masters Sgls 9-Ball Women’s Masters Singles 9-Ball Women’s A Singles 9-Ball Women’s B Singles 9-Ball Women’s Senior Singles 9-Ball Mens / Mixed Teams 9-Ball Men’s B Teams 9-Ball Women’s Teams Mixed Doubles-32 max 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles 9-Ball at Broken Rack Bar Table 8-Ball 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Stop Straight Pool Women’s Singles 9-Ball ‘B’ 9-Ball Open Scotch Doubles 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Open 8-Ball Scotch Doubles 9-Ball at Family Billiards Mini 9-Ball-Limit 32 Thanksgiving 9-Ball Classic Mini 8-Ball Bar Box Bar Table 8-Ball 8-Ball Turkey Shoot 9-Ball Handicapped Straight Pool 9-Ball ‘B’ 9-Ball 9-Ball Open 9-Ball at Diamond Billiards Bar Table 8-Ball

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The Break Pool Magazine October Issue 2014  

Spokane Open, NWPA, TWCWT, Broken Rack is Back! and more ... columnists, tournaments. Don't miss any of it

The Break Pool Magazine October Issue 2014  

Spokane Open, NWPA, TWCWT, Broken Rack is Back! and more ... columnists, tournaments. Don't miss any of it