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Montana State BCA Singles

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(l to r) Jeff Boucher (A), Janet Dunks (A), Doug Asleson (Tournament Director), Carol Todd (B), Jesse Dalton (B)

by Doug Asleson, Tournament Director

The 2002 Montana State BCA Singles Championships were held October 18-20 in Billings. The calcutta was held Friday night at Bullwackers and qualifying matches were held Saturday at Charlie Browns and Bullwackers. The finals were played at Bullwackers on Sunday. Entries were up dramatically over last year in the men’s division and the women’s division held about the same. (BCA Singles continued on page 15)

(l to r) Ted and Jo Woodward (1st Place Masters Scotch Doubles), Tony Balzar (1st Place Mens Masters), Barb Thompson (1st Place Womens Masters)

October 23-27, 2002 – Lincoln City, OR

Craig Arnold’s Scotch Doubles Masters presentation: I usually just present the trophies and get out of the way but this time I’d like to say something before I present this … I’ve known Ted and Jo Woodward since before they were Ted and Jo, and since then they have become the scourge of scotch doubles events everywhere. You won’t find finer ambassadors for the game of pool, nor will you find more gracious competitors. It’s about time … the 2002 Scotch Doubles Masters Champions, Ted and Jo Woodward.

Carter Takes The Point

By: Heather Doherty

NWPA TOUR STOP #6 – THE BREAKING POINT; LYNNWOOD, WA The Northwest Women’s Pool Association (NWPA) held its sixth and final 9-ball tournament of the 2002 season on October 12-13 in Lynnwood, Washington. Despite it being the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday, four Canadians arrived along with 35 players from Washington, Oregon and Idaho for a challenging playing field of 39 women. Tournament Director Ted Woodward and assistant Dan Coffman again lived up to their fine reputation of running a timely and smooth event. The Breaking Point’s owner Jonathan Denning hosted the event, providing his beautiful room, 14 of his fine tables, and a team of friendly staff – Manager Jessica Penna and crew – to tend to players’ needs. This (NWPA Tour Stop #6 continued by on page 16)

Jean Bartholomew writes I have just returned from the Lincoln City area where the 5th Annual Western BCA 9-Ball tournament was held. It was probably the most exciting tournament with the highest caliber of pool to date. Most of the matches were highly Linda Carter

(Western BCA continued on page 17 results also on page 13)

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donated all quarters from the tables making the Scotch Doubles payout it’s highest ever. TAP held their summer session Titleholders at this great facility and gave out over $7,000.00 in prize money and awards. Pool players came from Klamath Falls, Eugene, Corvallis and Salem to participate in the Team, Singles and Scotch Doubles events. Once again, Roger Weibrecht did a great job as the tournament director with the help from Theresa Ellenwood, Paul & Laurie Kinney, David Hopfer and a host of other players. (Oregon TAP continued on page 23)

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2002 NWPA Awards Banquet With its inaugural season coming to a close, the Northwest Women’s Pool Association (NWPA) along with The Breaking Point in Lynnwood, WA hosted its first annual Awards Banquet, Saturday evening, October 12. Jonathon Denning, owner of The Breaking Point, opened his expansive restaurant and bar area to accommodate the banquet and awards ceremony Saturday evening. Delicious food for the banquet was graciously provided by NWPA Bronze Level sponsor, Entrées Inc., makers of Banzai Sushi and Asian Style entrees. Vic Valdez, Chairperson of the NWPA board, opened the ceremonies by thanking all players who participated in NWPA events Kim Gates this year, proving that “women’s pool is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.” After an introduction of the board members, the awards ceremony commenced. Tournament Director, Ted Woodward, and Assistant to the Tournament Director, Dan Coffman, were recognized for their hard work that has proven indispensable to NWPA events. Ted Woodward consistently travels for entire weekends with the tour in order to officiate each NWPA event. As the NWPA’s first non-industry sponsor, Henderson Mar of Entrées Inc., received a plaque honoring his generous contributions to the organization. Entrées Inc. is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the NWPA, donating meeting space, equipment, supplies and banquet food to the NWPA. Because the final point standings for the year would not be determined until Sunday, the awards for 1st through 4th place would not be handed out until then. Following a fun appreciation “award” given to Vic Valdez, the awards moved on to the most prestigious of the evening – 2002 NWPA Sportswoman of the Year. Some of the quotes from the voting process were read first: “When I first met her, I couldn’t play a lick. But she treated me – and my game – with respect.” “Whether winning or losing, her attitude about this game is something we can all learn from. She is a true inspiration besides being the craziest person I know.” “She is the most outgoing player on the tour. She is helpful to new players. And win or lose, this woman NEVER has an attitude. When I grow up, I want to be like her.” And the 2002 NWPA Sportswoman of the Year is – Kim Gates of Auburn, WA. On Sunday, the top four players for the 2002 season were determined and received their awards. The 2002 NWPA Tour Champion is Cindy Doty of Longview, WA, 2nd place is Mona Remedios of Surrey, B.C., 3rd is Martha Hartsell of Junction City, OR and 4th is Mary Hopkin of Richland, WA. The NWPA board would again like to thank all players that made our first year a success. We hope to see you all in 2003. See 2003 schedule page 23


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BREAKTHROUGH A Short Story by: Dean Shane Cassem

About the Author Dean Shane Cassem

Born in Charleston, W.Va. to an immigrant father from Lebanon, Dean Shane Cassem picked up his first cue stick at age 15. His father and grandfather before him had Cassem’s restaurant in Kanawha City, a suburb of Charleston, which is the state capitol of West Virginia. From age 15 to age 20, except for a short stint in Viet Namn, Shane hardly put his cue down and by age 20, had placed second in the annual Virginia straight pool tourney (1966). In his twenties, his game went stale from staying in the bars and out of the rooms where stiffer competition would have honed his game. His stroke subsided completely until his mid thirties when he resurrected his game and won the Coors statewide Texas 8-ball Championship in Houston in 1981. Directing his energies to a new wife, his church, and an interior wall and floor-covering business in the mid to late 80’s, his game went dormant again until he sold his business and returned to school. At age 48, he completed his undergraduate work in theology, and earned Master’s degrees in Marriage & Family Counseling and Christian Education. During that time, he developed his writing skills and has since become the most prolific writer of pocket billiard fiction in America. Shane has five Carter Keating novels nearly ready for publication: Breakthrough, Resurrection, Backrooms, Twist of Fate and Trade-off. Readers will see Twist of Fate in the bookstores by November 2002. In addition, he has recently created two new characters; Skinny Malone and Kelsey Maynard. Currently, Shane also has a Marriage and Family Counseling practice. He and Mary, his wife of fifteen years, live in Fort Worth, the setting for his ongoing Carter Keating Series. Shane has one daughter, Vickie Linn, a son-n-law, Brian, and a precious granddaughter, Shelbie Linn. You may visit Shane’s web sites at; or


In Part One, New friend Dave Wakefield introduces young Carter Keating to pocket billiards for the first time. Keating watches captively as Wakefield and Jimmy “The Stick” Gadwell play nine ball in Willies’ Pool Palace. Part One ends as Gadwell completes a spectacular nine ball session with Wakefield, smirks cockily as Wakefield stomps off, then pulls up a chair next to young Keating for a chat. In Part Two, Wakefield and Tools Spinard challenge Gadwell and young Keating to an eight-ball match. Keating agrees, fails to make a shot the entire time, and faces the ridicule of Spinard, Wakefield, Gadwell and the other patrons in Willie’s Pool Palace. Young Keating swears that he will learn to play the game, and play it well. Part III describes young Keating’s rapid development as a player and, his introduction to Charley Sturgis, an old and wise mentor, who guides him to maturity, both as a pool player and as an individual. Part IV finds Keating and Charley Sturgis in Willie’s Pool Palace dialoguing over a cup of coffee, talking about the rudiments of the game, and the qualities of real winners. Winter comes. Keating drops into Willie’s after a winning match at a downtown parlor and whips up on Dave Wakefield in a well-played nine ball match. Afterwards, Russell, the Thin Man, Case, offers to back him against none other than Jimmy the Stick Gadwell, the very person who had actually tutored him on the tables. CHARLEY STURGIS SPOKE QUIETLY, “focus on the game n’ forget about the money.” He rested his arms on the wheelchair, then continued. “If someone wants to place a bet tell them to talk to the Thin Man. Stay to yourself and most of all, Carter, think for yourself.” His eyes shifted and narrowed on Gadwell as he stroked a couple of warm-up shots. “Be ready for anything,” he added. “Don’t be surprised or alarmed at any attempt to distract you. Just smile. Remember it’s an act of fear on his part. That’s to your advantage, Carter.” Gadwell turned and eyed me, then jerked his head toward the table. I pushed out of my seat and stepped up to the table. Eddy Cooksey pressed in the nine balls and lifted the rack. “Gettim, Carter he said in an encouraging nasal tone. “Lag for the break?” Gadwell offered. Nod. We set ourselves at the table. Gadwell on the left, me on the right. “Go,” he growled, and tapped the cue ball softly down the table. After hitting the back rail, it rebounded back toward me only three inches from the rail. My shot followed Gadwell’s closely and finished a quarter inch better than Gadwell’s. A hush fell over the place. The kid won the lag. Gadwell reached up and scratched his neck, and said nothing. Grabbing the cue ball, I aligned myself right of center on the break line then eyed the one ball and drew back and brought the cue stick forward. Upon impact, the cue ball jumped toward me then rebounded off the rail toward the center of the table. At the last moment, the eight kissed it firmly into the corner pocket. Scratch. Gadwell had ball in hand and an open table. A heavy murmur strolled through the crowd as Gadwell positioned the cue ball in front of the one ball. He snapped in the one (Breakthrough continued on page 19)



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The Pool Whisperer . . . Lance McGill “THE BEST IN THE GAME...MAY NOT BE IN THE GAME”

What you are about to read is not an article; it is word for word as spoken by Jimmy G- a billiard enthusiast; promoter; pool room owner; professional gambler; and a man known, enjoyed and respected on the pro tour. It is in response to and in support of the article that Paul Marquez wrote in July. [“Who the hell is lance McGill...and who cares?”] Jimmy G’s words have gone from tape to paper without edit. I don’t know jimmy’s reason for wanting this; I do know that the others want to be heard and that they are relieved to have a volume of support for what they have long argued. Darin Walding, Jay Reed, Jeremy Nelson, and Scott Barnard have all taken part; my commentary will follow in the form of a suggested workoutJAY REID: I have known Lance McGill for 11 years now and I want to say that this man has shown me nothing but good from day one. He is a blessing to me and I feel very fortunate to have him in my life. I am thankful that I took the time to get to know him it would have been my loss had I not. I have learned a great deal from him as well, both in pool and in life. He has such a compassionate caring way towards people; he is one that will truly sacrifice and go the extra mile for you. And the answer is yes in case you want to know. This man has the most powerful stroke I have ever seen. We only gambled once- races to 9 for $20.00 [because he liked me] he was running racks and as uncomfortable as it is to see a race to 9 go by without shooting what was worse is that a lot of the racks looked alike and even worse than that he didn’t look like he was doing anything. To this day I can still tell you my exact words to him and to this day I still cannot believe they came flying out of my mouth. Here’s what I said. Get this now- I said, “that’s ok, you don’t have to hit anymore balls for me” – highly unlikely for a pool player with my pride and ego. Thank you for your time and teaching McGill. DARIN WALDING: I founded the billiard club at Portland State University, I placed high in the collegiate nationals, and I have played Mike Massey, Earl Strickland, Nick Varner, Johnny Archer, Jose Parica, and I have seen more than that. I understand the difficulty that may come from what I say here. And what I say is this, Lance McGill plays one pocket better than Reyes and Parica combined; he plays straight pool like Mosconi did; he plays 9-ball better than Earl [it’s called level eleven] and he plays billiards like Hoppe. That is of course all disputable and it is my opinion. What I can tell you is that he is the only player having something like this written about him and that alone is a clear indication. After 11 years of extraordinary instruction I see and realize that he has gone beyond a place that I can get to-I am pleased to leave him there. (The Pool Whisperer continued on page 24)

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I was at a pool tournament and noticed a game a friend of mine was playing. He was down 2-0 in a race to 4. His opponent broke, a couple of shots, he’s up 3-0. My friend walks over to me and made a statement that I didn’t think I would hear from a quality player like he is, “I can work my way back through the losers bracket.” I looked at him, with a look of bewilderment I am sure, and said, “You’re not out of this one yet. All you need to do is win just one. Don’t let him 4-zip you. Just win one.” He looked at me and said “OK!” He won the next game, now it’s 3-1. He looks in my direction, I put my index finger up and told him, “One more, just one more.” Now it’s 3-2. He comes back over and says, “I can win this.” I said, “No, just win one more. That’s all you want to do for now.” He wins – hill-hill. He looks at me and I said, “Just one more.” He won the match 4-3. In the mental game of pool it is important to keep your goals simple, just win one. Just win the first one. Take one game at a time, one shot at a time. Give yourself the opportunity to win or give yourself the opportunity for another shot. OTB

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Enters the Big Apple by: Herb Wilmot

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Table Talk


with Mary Price

Turkey Talk Let’s talk turkey. I don’t, of course, gobble gobble, mean it literally, gobble gobble…!! But really. Why would anyone want to talk turkey?? The domestic cousins have a brain the size of a hazelnut and are the only creature alive, I have heard that will eat themselves to death. The wild ones, at the minimum, fly well and at best are wily prey creatures with great eyesight. Is there a cultural fixture – Wily Turkey? NO! Do we say, “He/she has turkey eyes”? NO! Is there a song “Fly Like a Turkey”?? NO! Oh well… So anyway, back to talking turkey. There is a situation, which never ceases to amaze me. Imagine having a fashion show and not allowing any classy clothes; or having a whole bakery that sells only plain bagels; or a spelling bee with only one common 5-letter word; or holding a tournament and not letting Joe and Joey play, because they are too good, but letting Mikey shoot because some of the locals manage to beat him once in awhile. Selective discrimination is reflective of a Loser Mentality. Knowing your skills are outclassed by a strong opponent on the greens, yet facing him/ her and trying anyway is the path of growth. I cannot help but feel that banning specific non-pro individuals only because of their level of skill is a cowardly action, which reflects poorly on the entire pool community. How can players truly gauge their skills or improve when specific, high-calibre players are banned from the event? How can any of the remaining players take any real pride in winning in an arena bounded as tightly as a corseted woman? Unfortunately, in this case, pride has no place in this picture. It is mounted and framed by the Money-is-Everything Company. Money controls so much of each of our lives, in various ways. I don’t know about you, but it appalls me that we have allowed it to taint in this manner a sport loved by so many. Classify tournaments to give lesser-skilled players a venue; this promotes the sport. Do not participate in selective discrimination against the very thing we all spend thousands of hours striving for – excellence. OTB -- Mary Price, fearless in Helena

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November 2002

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Class “D” Event a Success!! By: Clay Skidmore

Spokane, WA On the weekend of October 26th – 27th McQ’s Billiards hosted our first class “D” 8-ball event. The tournament was open to 32 players and by the time we did the draw 29 players were ready to compete. The field was assembled with players that had already played in class “C” tournaments. These players never finished in the money in any event and the field had spectacular parody. The matches moved along nicely and the players had a blast. Marc Vargas moved through the board winning out some very close matches to claim the drivers seat. Hass, his opponent in the finals won the first set 3-1. Marc shut the door in the second set though with a 3-0 win to claim the first place money. Thank you to all that played and we will see you at the next one. 1st $300 Marc Vargas $180 Hass 2 nd rd 3 $100 Elton Dawson $60 Darrell Van Den Driasche 4 th OTB 5/6 $30 Linda Knight, Tic Toc

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Cue Ball’s Billiards 21st Annual Montana State 9-Ball Championships by: Pete “Cue Ball” Quande (l to r) Bernie Mikkelsen, Edwin Montal, Al Greenlee, Pete Quande

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October 5-6, 2002 Missoula, MT Edwin Montal of Calgary defeated Al Greenlee of Calgary 9-5 to claim first place in the 21 st annual Montana State 9-Ball Championship held at Cue Ball’s Billiards in Missoula, Montana, October 5th & 6th. Edwin went undefeated to win his second straight victory here at Cue Ball’s. He makes the game so effortless and has such an affable disposition, a true credit to our great sport. All the Canadians have a real good attitude towards the game. They are fierce competitors but they are gentlemen and have fun as well. Bernie Mikkelsen of Calgary finished third and yours truly “The Master of the Cold Rolls”, Pete Quande – I took fourth, which was gratifying as I put in a lot of practice to get ready. John Duclos of the Tri-

Cities and Dave “Jr.” Martin of Calgary tied for 5th & 6th place. Rick Marshall of Calgary and James Mason, a very promising young player from Missoula tied for 7th & 8th place. 9th thru 12th place was shared by Bob “Fudsy” Grey, Don Wirteman, Harold Prine and Jerry Churchill. I personally would like to thank my tournament director Colleen “CoCo” Murphy and Bill Nadsen. Without their help, I could forget about playing the tourney. Thanks to our player base here in Missoula. It makes me proud to hail from a town in Montana that appreciates professional type big table 9-Ball Tourneys played on first-rate tables and felt. The players complimented me on our new Championship Tour Edition felt and the tables as well. That will keep my desire perked to see if we can’t have an even bigger event in June for the 22nd Annual Garden City Open.

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November 2002

In My Opinion . . . STATE OF THE GAME by: Jeff Boucher

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Most of this will come as no surprise to some of you, but maybe it will enlighten you as to the state of pool in Montana. There are people in this state that resent the fact that someone is better than they are. Rather than use this to their advantage and get better, they whine about it. They use phrases like “NO MASTER PLAYERS or INVITATION ONLY to limit who plays and who doesn’t. When I moved back into this state after being gone for 5 years there were a number a guys dominating the tournament scene. Names like: Kohm, Hamper, Oliver, DeRoeck, & Smith were always at the top of the board. One state championship after another. Tournaments wins everywhere. Doubles, singles, it didn’t matter. They were IT around here. But no one ever said “They ruin tournaments, don’t let them play at all.” Not once did I ever hear something like “Oh great, Jerry & Bob are here, we’re all playing for second”. These guys were Jeff Boucher respected for how good they played. They were looked up to by others. Kind of a measuring stick for the rest of us to judge ourselves by. And something happened over the next couple of years, – the players started getting better. Traveling to tournaments and seeking out the better players began to pay off. Soon a new breed of player came along. Names like: Olsen, Stanchfield and Boucher were showing up on top of the boards. These were the guys who took advantage of the better players and learned from them. They showed up to lose because they realized that was the only way to get better. It seems to me that about every 5 to 7 years the names change. Some of the names remain, but overall it’s the new ones you hear most. About 15 to 20 years ago the names were McGowen, Johnson, Gray, Quande, Christensen, Saunders & T. Boucher, but you heard about players like DeRoeck, Kohm, Oliver. But something has changed, the list of new players is growing short. There are players out there who don’t complain and show up to learn and watch. Hey, it’s what I did for 3 years before I tasted victory. But there aren’t that many any more. Not like 10 years ago. On Sunday at any given decent tournament, it was packed. I remember the finals of the 1993 Traynor Memorial tournament in Butte when Kohm & DeRoeck beat Stanchfield & Boucher. Standing room only. There was hardly enough room to play. There were 36 teams and a waiting list of another 20. Last year there were 24 teams and only about 10 people, including the players, watching the finals. What happened? It appears to me that the majority of players either don’t want to pay their dues or don’t like the idea that they might lose. I have some shocking news for them. Unless they show up to play, they will never be any better than they are now. By paying dues I mean getting beat. I took plenty of beatings when I was learning. I put my fair share of entry fees in other player’s pockets. But now I happen to be reaping the rewards of all those losses. To learn what it takes to beat the better players you have to play them first. To a man, I cannot think of a “top” player in this state that is not willing to help anybody get better. I myself will answer any questions and sometimes even help my opponent out while playing the match. I would like to see the other players in this state get better because that would make me better. And if my years of playing have taught me anything, it is that there is always someone better. I was once told, “The only thing you learn by winning is that you play good enough to win.” Think about it.


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New York and Pool Later in the day, we have a players meeting and draw and we know that play starts in the morning. My first draw is another player from years back, Jean Valincourt, who has not played in a big event in a long time either. I lose to her on Thursday afternoon and don’t play again till 10 am Friday. My matches Friday went much better. I played well and beat Jan McWorter early. Then at 3, I play one of the hottest young players, Angel Paglia, and win another match that even gets me into money. I’m thrilled to death. I have another match at 10 pm so I go to my room, rest, change, eat and head back to the poolroom for a match with Stacy Hurst. I played well to start and was ahead 3 to 0 but it was not to be. At some point I leaned over a shot and saw stars. Heck I’m almost 50 and it’s been a long two days already. I was never the same and lost the match. Now its time for me to be a tourist, see the sights and go back with some pictures. I keep telling the ladies on my tour that these events are a lot of work but I guess you have to attend one to realize how much. But it sure is fun to see all the pros that do this every month and keep on. My hat goes off to them for all the work they do to promote the game and themselves. So I’m back home now, and still getting caught up on my real job, which is to make a poolroom homey for all those players that love the game as much as I do and to make it fun for every one that plays.



B& Below


by: Julie Hunter

I’m invited to play in a WPBA event in New York City. Even I was in shock at first. After the whole idea set in it was time to get to work on flights and rooms and all that goes with a trip of this magnitude. It’s been about ten years since I’ve been to the big apple and the last time was for a WPBA event, and I did not fare well that time. New York is a Mecca for pool. Straight pool events have always been big there and the idea of going is to say the least scary, but reservations are made entries are paid and roommates have been secured. I got lucky, the most used pool phrase, is how it all started. I found another person to share a cab from Newark. That was $80.00 when you add in tolls and tunnels and rush hour. I arrive at the bed and breakfast brownstone that I’m staying at and it is cute as a button. It’s just like being at home except that I’m on the 4th floor and there are no elevators. So I’m sure to get in my exercise every day that I’m here. I take a cab uptown to the Amsterdam billiard club and like magic I’m in my natural environment again. Down into the basement and tables everywhere, they are just setting up the arena area for the event and all are hustling around with last minute preparations. The managers and crew are very friendly and know that ladies coming in are most likely players. They find me coffee and a table and set me right to work at getting a feel for the beautiful gold crowns that we will be playing on.

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from: Matt Jacoby

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Montana State BCA Singles Jeff Boucher (Helena) won the Men’s A Division going undefeated through the tournament. Dan Hamper (Helena) stood off a strong challenge from Dave Schwartz (Billings) to compete for the championship but lost to his friend, Jeff, in the Championship match. Janet Dunks (Butte) was crowned the Ladies A division champion defeating Sky Tigart (Great Falls) in the championship match 4-0. Janet was undefeated in the tournament. Sky defeated defending champion Linda Asleson (Billings) twice For more information contact Linda Carter Zimmerman or to enroll, go to: 4-3 in the finals in Sunday to move to the championship match. HealthyWellthy Jesse Dalton (Billings) Phone: 253-373-9999 bested 53 players in the email: men’s B division

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defeating Gary Steinman (Darby) in the championship match. Jesse defeated Nick Carlson (Laurel) on the loser out side and then had to beat Gary twice in a hard fought championship match. Carol Todd (Billings) defeated Michelle Garcia (Butte) to win the Ladies B division title. Wendy Bartleson (Billings) finished third. The tournament went extremely smooth due to some tremendous help from sponsors, volunteers and players Men’s A Division (l to r) Ervin Mettler(4th), Dan Hamper(2nd), all working together to make this a great Doug Asleson (Tournament Director), Jeff Boucher(1st) Dave Schwartz(3rd) event. Play concluded by 6 pm on Sunday. See results and calcutta pay out listed. Plans are in the works for next years State Tournament to be held mid to late October. Special thanks to Cheese for playing in and supporting our tournament.





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included such perks as polishing balls between every match! In addition, Jonathan graciously added $750 to the prize purse and announced his commitment to next year’s season by committing to host the NWPA year-end tournament with a whopping $1,500 added. The tournament made for a most exciting weekend. The top two finishers are seasoned players of the game – both have played in pro events and both displayed tremendous drive and focus over the weekend. Long-standing local player, Linda Carter of Kent, WA, started off the weekend with a frustrating loss to Sara Schwefel [4-7]. Perhaps it was the thought of a quick out on the B-side (race to five) or maybe it took her first match to get her into gear. Whichever the case, Linda Carter plowed her way through the entire B-side to reach the finals! She (l to r) Jessica Penna (Manager), Linda Carter, Ted Woodward showed great (Tournament Director) stamina and focus as she weaved her way through B-side matches against Kathy Iwata [5-3], Tamré GeenéRogers [5-2], Kendra McCoulier [5-1], Natalie Wiita [5-4], Emily Pham [5-3], Kim Sijer [5-2] Deby Welfringer [5-1], Katherine Czarkowski [5-4] and Mona Remedios [5-4]. She then had to face the winner of the “A” side, Mary Hopkin, for the finals; a race to 7 for the first set and a race to 5 in the second. Another top player and no stranger to pro-events either, Mary Hopkin of Richland, WA arrived at the tournament with amazing resolve and focus. Mary kicked off the entire weekend “in the zone” and remained there as she dominated the “A” side with steady wins over Julie Valdez [7-2], Carol Mellors [73], Heather Doherty [7-1], Katherine Czarkowski [7-5], Deby Welfringer [7-5] Mary Hopkin and Mona Remedios [7-5]. The finals promised to be a most interesting match with these two veteran players going head to head – both dominating their respective sides of the board the entire weekend. The scores proved most exciting with Mary starting set 1 off with a 2-0 lead over Linda. Linda then battled back to a 3-2 lead over Mary who, in kind, returned the favor to move the score in her favor again at 5-3. Linda didn’t let the strong lead sway her and bore down to win the next 4 games for a first set win over Mary 7-5. With such a lengthy string of wins, it appeared set 2 of the finals was mentally dominated by Linda as she kicked it off with impressive runs at the table to a 2-0 lead over Mary. It was then Mary who dug deep to play some great safe shots against Linda to put herself on the board. She followed it immediately with a winning 9ball break to tie up the score. Nerves and stamina began to fray for both players as they started trading short innings at the table with Mona Remedios numerous missed opportunities. Despite this, it was Linda who managed to hold it all together and cash in on her opportunities, resulting in a 5-3 victory over Mary. Her reward for her endeavors: an impressive $529 and 200 tour points, which put her in 5th place overall for the 2002 season. The NWPA will close out the 2002 season with an 8-ball tournament at The Halftime Bar & Grill in Vancouver, WA, November 9-10. This event is only open to NWPA members who have won less than $150 [excluding consolation tournament winnings]. A minimum of $500 will be added – guaranteed. In addition, the NWPA is pleased to announce the finalization of its 2003 season schedule. For more details, visit Final Payout Results: 1st $529 Linda Carter - 200 points 2nd $423 Mary Hopkin - 160 points 3rd $317 Mona Remedios - 125 points 4th $168 Katherine Czarkowski - 100 points 5th $128 Deby Welfringer - 80 points 6th $128 Joanne Ashton - 80 points 7th $ 85 Kim Sijer - 65 points 8th $ 85 Patricia Hamilton - 65 points 9th $ 63 Kim Gates - 50 points 10th $ 63 Jose Leroy - 50 points 11th $ 63 Emily Pham - 50 points 12th $ 63 Shari Ross - non-member


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competitive by each person playing. Some of the best pool was played, of any tournament, anywhere. Probably the best of the rest was the match between Glenn Atwell and Tony Balzas. Both are top Northwest players. Tony handled Glenn with some of the most flawless play ever. Actually, Glenn never had much opportunity to get to the table offensively. Tony bested Glenn to put him on the losers side. Glenn worked his way back with an emphatic win over Russell Cearcy and the 2nd chance at Tony in the finals. It was instant replay of the first time around for Glenn and a second place finish. Tony won the Master’s Singles title and definitely played the solidest of a very tough field. This young man has a tremendous future in competitive billiards. Congratulations Tony! On the Women’s side, Josie Leroy is a tough, up-coming Lady poolplayer from Newberg, Oregon, who gave Barbara Thompson of Vancouver, WA a tough time for the Ladies Masters title. Barbara is a very solid player, with a smooth stroke, known to be very

(above) 1st Place Open/Men’s Teams - Anger Management Jesse Allred, Darrold Crain, John Cassidy (left) 1st Place Women’s Singles Craig Arnold (Tournament Director) Anna Dibben

From Don “Cheese” Akerlow Thanks to Gary Benson for the logistics and computer work that made a smooth running tournament, as well as Tournament Director Craig Arnold, and Sam Rabito, the referees and volunteers that have made the Western BCA the great tournament that it has become. You would be hard pressed to find anybody that didn’t have a good time from meeting up with old friends, making new ones and new stories to tell, not to mention the incredible pool shooting that was on display. I saw many familiar faces of friends I have made over the years and I made some new friends as well. It was great to see everyone and to have the time to sit and get to know everyone. Congratulations to all the winners and each and every pool player that participated from “On The Break”. See you at the end of February for the 8-Ball Championships. Go to to see the results.


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Players from Canada to California converged on Q-Street Billiards in Springfield, Oregon for the 2nd of several stops on the newly formed Pechauer Cues 9-Ball West Coast Tour. Owners Dennis and Sharon Blackwell, and the friendly staff at Q-Street greeted excited competitors Friday night. An auction was held Saturday morning to accommodate players traveling from afar. Play commenced directly thereafter. New behind the helm of tournament direction, On The Wire staff members handled the flow efficiently and ahead of schedule. Play ran down around 8:00 Saturday evening, giving everyone a muchneeded breather and a shot at karaoke! Sunday morning brought back the top 16. Californians emerged on the front side, while the Canadians tried to fight their way through the backside. Dan Louie stopped Alan Ima in his tracks, while young Brett Seyler knocked off John Horsfall. Spectators from all (l to r) Billy Palmer, Tony Annigoni over enjoyed match after match of awesome pocket billiards! The finals pitted Tony Annigoni of Manteca, CA against Billy Palmer of San Francisco, CA. Palmer took an early lead, shooting some beautiful pool, and although Annigoni was able to attempt a comeback, Palmer shut down the match at 13-6. On The Wire would like to thank Pechauer Custom Cues, the affiliate sponsors, Q-Street Billiards owners and staff, and all the players who traveled from near and far to support this new tour. The next stop will be held at Buffalo Billiards in Cotati, California, just north of San Francisco. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about joining the tour or sponsoring a stop, please call On The Wire at 503.674.8300. Here are the complete results and points: 1st $1500 200pts Billy Palmer $800 Auction to Mike Stevens 2nd $ 750 150pts Tony Annigoni $500 Auction to Jim Dray 3rd $ 525 125pts Josh Palmer $300 Auction to himself 4th $ 375 100pts Rafael Martinez $200 Auction to Max Maurer 5/6 $ 275 80pts JD $125 Auction to Justin Lilje, John Cassidy Henry Dorsey 7/8 $ 200 65pts Dan Louie $ 75 Auction to Russell Cearly, Brett Seyler Jim Dray 9/12 $ 125 50pts Russell Cearly, Stan Tourangeau, OTB John Horsfall, Mike Vidas

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confidently, eased to the seven, moved the cue ball down the table to the eight, popped in the eight and finished off the game with an easy shot on the nine. He led one game to none. I WAS OVERCOME BY A CONSUMING, DEBILITATING heat within me. How could I be so stupid, I thought? At least make him work for it, Keating! Gadwell doesn’t need any help from you. What a stupid childish mistake. Suddenly I felt humiliated. The great Keating, the kid prodigy. Yeah, come a long way alright. Ha, ha, ha. Look at the incredible, unbeatable kid now. Keating, what’s changed? You’re still the laughing stock at Willie’s. Eddy Cooksey racked the balls as Gadwell stepped to the table. After Cooksey nodded, Gadwell with tightly pursed lips jacked his stick back and launched it forth like a rifle shot. The cue ball slammed dead center into the rack. Miraculously, after going through a radical rendition of bumper pool, it stayed on the table. Though rattled by almost every ball on the table, it finally braked inches from the upper corner pocket. The crowd gasped. Four balls were left on the table. Five had dropped into the pockets. Including the nine. Gadwell led two games to none. Oh, God! No! Gadwell lopped onto mistakes like a spider on its prey within its deadly web. On top of that he was a notorious momentum player. Given the force of his break he had the capacity to run five, six games without giving his opponent a shot. Suddenly, my stomach started rumbling. I felt nauseous. My head started spinning. “Be right back,” I whispered numbly to Charley Sturgis. While Eddy Cooksey racked the balls, I leaned my cue stick against my chair and crossed the room to the men’s room. Once inside, I opened a stall door, dipped my head into the john and puked my guts out. I stayed there. How could I do such an idiotic thing? My God, how was I going to win a game? Keating the prodigy, the laughing-stock of the entire city. “It’s all in your head, son,” intervened a suddenly silent whisper. As though Charley Sturgis was in the stall with me. The voice continued, “Until you handle the battle in your head you’ll never be a great player.” Lifting my head from the toilet seat, I suddenly stared into nothingness and looked around. I was alone. The wall before me seemed like a huge movie screen playing vivid colorful pictures almost as if I was in a trance. “Stay focused, Carter,” the voice prodded. “Direct all that passion, all that energy into what you’re doing. Discipline your mind, Carter. Set the stage, endure, and play your best. Win the battle with yourself. That’s the real battle, Carter.” The hunter green stalls and faded yellow walls suddenly came into focus, and I looked around me. Now a centeredness welled up inside me. And I became angry in a different way. I let it consume me. Rising off my knees, I wiped my mouth and flushed the toilet then opened the door and went to the sink and gargled and washed my face. I looked in the mirror and brushed my full dark hair. This was the mental block that Charley had talked about, and outside a few feet away was the opportunity I’d dreamed about, planned on and thought about. I drew in a huge breath and looked at myself in the mirror then exhaled slowly and smiled. The time had come to break through the wall. Turning, I unlocked the door, breathed in deep and stepped back through. With shoulders back, my long frame strolled to the table. Out of the corner of my eye, a somewhat familiar trench coated figure moved away from me, lost quickly in the back of the crowd. For a fleeting moment I wondered who it might be. “Thought you’d fallen in,” Tools Spinard yelled out cynically. The place burst out laughing. A smile washed across my face as I looked at Jimmy, the Stick, Gadwell, and said, “Sorry about the delay, Stick. Scared me so much, I lost my innards.” He looked at me, thought about what I’d said for a moment then leaned in to the table and set for the next break. Without hesitation, he reared back and brought the cannon home again. And again, as before, he exploded the rack. Nothing much changed. The nine ball went into the hole again. Gadwell led three games to none. Hoots and whistles roared from the upside bettors, while groans and sighs poured out from the losers. Gadwell grinned broadly. If they’d turned off the lights, he’d have lit up the place like a light bulb. “Rackem’”, I barked to Eddy Cooksey. “Before he cools off.” Leaning back in my chair, I whispered to Charley Sturgis, “He’s on a roll.” Sturgis glanced at me just enough to catch my eye, and then said, “Had a talk with yourself, eh?” I grinned. “Yeah, had a visit with the ghost of Charley Sturgis.” “They haven’t put me in the grave yet, son,” he said warmly. “Thank God for that,” I gasped, then pushed off my chair and went over to the Stick. He narrowed his eyes and looked at me suspiciously. “Yeah, kid, what’s up?” Leaning in to him, I muttered quietly, “Stick, it suddenly occurred to me that I’m in the presence of greatness.” He grinned. “You’ll live through it, kid,” he said cockily. “Uh huh,” I muttered, while chalking my cue. “Listen, Stick, if you shut me out, I’ll put an extra hundred in your pocket. Plus, I’ll bow down before you in front of the whole frigging crowd.” He jerked back and eyed me like I’d just escaped out of the nut house. “You’re my hero, Stick,” I intoned, “ so don’t disappoint me.” Then I grinned, turned my back on him, and went back to my seat next to Charley Sturgis. “Ask him for a date?” Charley jibed. “Just taking care of the things I have control over,” I replied. “Uh huh.” He turned his eyes toward the counter. “Better bring me a refill, Honey,” he said to Jacqie. “Looks like it’s going to be a long night.” Something inside spoke to me in a way I’d longed for, and that something told me Charley was right. Relaxing, I settled back in my chair and waited for a chance. I knew at some point, before this night was over, the opportunity would come.



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Libel Suit Filed Against WPBA & Board of Directors

New York, NY The WBPA and it’s Board of Directors (Jan McWorter, Kelly Oyama, Stuart Mattan, Monica Webb and Candi Rego) were named in a lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the County of New York by Dr Diane Sorrentino. Dr. Sorrentino was discharged as Secretary of the WPBA and an elected member of the WPBA’s Board of Directors earlier this year. The lawsuit is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as a result of that dismissal and the publication of “libelous and slanderous” statements by the WPBA and “fabrication and falsification of the charges” used to dismiss Dr. Sorrentino.


BCA Signs 5-Year Agreement with Expo Producer

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September 26, 2002 Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) and William T. Glasgow, Inc. of Orland Park, Illinois recently entered into a five-year agreement to manage and produce the BCA International Trade Expo. “We’re very pleased that the BCA and Glasgow will continue to work together to produce the BCA Expo,” said BCA Executive Director Stephen Ducoff. “This company has done a superb job producing our Expo since 1999 and provides the BCA and its members with an annual event that literally brings the world billiard industry together under one roof.” The next BCA International Trade Expo will be held July 9-12, 2003 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Business of Billiards seminar program runs Wednesday, July 9 - Friday, July 11, with the Expo floor open Thursday, July 10 - Saturday, July 12. The annual General Membership Meeting as well as the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Challenge the Stars benefit will be at the Sands on Wednesday, July 9 and the Expo concludes with the BCA Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, held Saturday, July 12. Based on feedback from both exhibitors and retailers, the BCA board of Directors decided the 2004 Expo will move from its traditional July timeframe to early April. BCA President Skip Nemecek explains that “the earlier Expo date allows retailers to place orders that the manufacturers will be able to fill in time for the 2004 holiday season. The Expo will have April dates in 2004 and 2005 so that we can gget a good read on the success of the date change before making any concrete decisions for 2006 and beyond. We’re anticipating that the earlier Expo date will be good for the industry.” To register as an exhibitor or an attendee, please contact the BCA at OTB

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BCA Elite Player Council Elections From: Amy Long - Director of Marketing & Business Development

September 27, 2002 Colorado Springs, CO - Players, both amateur and professional, will soon have enhanced representation on the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Board of Directors by virtue of the newly formed Elite Billiard Player Council. The board reconfiguration is part of the BCA’s ongoing efforts for recognition by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as an Affiliated Sport Organization (ASO), the first step in having cue sports included in the Olympic or Pan American Games. According to the revised bylaws, a player is eligible to run for the Elite Billiard Player Council if, within the previous ten years, they were selected by the BCA to represent the U.S. in an event recognized by the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) or if, in the previous 24 months, finished in the top half in a Master Division of the BCA National 8-Ball Championships or the top half of the highest division of the BCA National 9-Ball Championships. Any person who meets the criteria may nominate him or herself for placement on the ballot. The first election will take place on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Players may submit nominations in writing to the BCA in advance of the election and nominations will also be taken from the floor the day of the election. Election will be by sealed ballot. Each nominee is responsible for providing verification that they meet the Elite Player definition. For complete eligibility criteria, please send an email request to or call 719.264.8300. The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members with exceptional value by promoting and growing cue sports worldwide. The BCA supports its membership with educational programs, trade expos, tournaments and other programs designed to make pool everybody’s game. Go to the BCA website for additional information.



2002 MOHEGAN SUN INTERNATIONAL The premier special event in Women’s billiards will be telecast on ESPN for the fifth year in a row. The 2002 MOHEGAN SUN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS will be held November 6-7 at the Mohegan Sun casino, Uncasville, CT. The field of players will include a stellar cast of international champions. The Tournament of Champions is one of the most widely viewed billiards programs on ESPN. Once each year four international champions are brought together in a sudden-death shootout with winner-take-all of $25,000. The purse is the highest single payday in the sport, and the winner claims one of the most coveted titles in pool – Champion of Champions! The 2002 field includes top stars in the sport. Karen Corr, Allison Fisher, Jeanette Lee and Helena Thornfeldt. The 2002 event will be ADDMISSION FREE for pool fans from around the USA and the world. The matches are two sets, race to five games each set, with a 1-game sudden death tie-breaker in the event of tied sets. The 2002 tournament will be the Fifth Annual event, and will be televised on ESPN in January 2003. For more information call Mohegan Sun toll free at 1-888-226-7711, Ext. 7163. OTB

TAP Teams in Vegas On October 5th and 6th Evergreen Division of The Association For Pool, Inc.(TAP) had a total of 15 teams competing to go to Nationals. Five teams in each division battled it out and even though we were going to be sending a total of six teams (two per division) we are only sending five teams. Why you may ask? We had one team competing in all three divisions and two other teams competing in two divisions. Therefore this doubled their chances in going to Nationals. Out of those teams only one team rose to the occasion and qualified in both the 2nd & 3rd Place Divisions (House Sticks) and we would like to take this time to say congratulations to all teams that are going and wish them the best of luck. Go get’em Oregon!!! The teams going to Nationals are as follows: 1st Place Division More Sure Shots (Mick & Mom’s of Stayton,OR) Captain Cues (Jammers Bar & Grill of Salem,OR) 2nd Place Division House Sticks (Sharkys of Salem, OR) High Times (Jammers Bar & Grill of Salem, OR) 3rd Place Division House Sticks (Sharkys of Salem, OR) OTB Vegas Hounds (Jammers Bar & Grill of Salem

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Oregon TAP Titleholders at Q Street

(continued from the front page)

Congratulations to More Sure Shots of Mick and Mom’s (Stayton, Oregon) for winning the grand daddy of them all, the 1st Place Titleholders. It was not an easy task as the Big Johnson’s team from Klamath Falls revenged an earlier loss by winning the losers bracket and then beating More Sure Shots the first match in the championship game to force a second and final match which both teams decided to play on Sunday, September 29th at 9a.m. With an early 1st Place - 2nd Place Titleholders start for both teams and 5 Stix & 2 Lucky Chics (Salem) a very close match it seemed as though the morning just didn’t agree with the Big Johnson’s placing them in 2nd. It did however make for a very exciting match to watch. Not only was there the pride of calling yourself the champion, there was also $1800.00 waiting for the winning team to claim. Also equal to the challenge this weekend was the team 5 Stix & 2 Lucky Chics from Salem who won the 2nd Place Titleholders and the 3MTA3 team from Klamath Falls who won the 3 rd Place 2nd Place - 1st Place Titleholders Titleholders. These The Big Johnson’s (Klamath Falls) teams among other teams already qualified will be participating for a chance to win a free trip to Las Vegas to compete in the TAP Nationals being held October 23rd – 27th, 2002. In the Singles event Alfonso Merchant from Salem won the 2’s, 3’s & 4’s singles tournament and Bob Heckel from Salem won the 5’s, 6’s & 7’s. Congratulations guys! Our most popular tournament, the Scotch Doubles was twice as nice this session. As mentioned earlier Dennis of Q Street Billiards donated all the quarters from the tables to the Scotch 1st Place Captains Tournament Jesse Arismendez Doubles event making the pot twice as big. Congratulations goes to the team of Bobby Alford and Teresa Shaw from Corvallis for taking 1st Place and Chris Bartron & Tom Saksa also from Corvallis for taking 2nd Place in this fun tournament. The next session is starting during the month of October. Call 1-877TAP-POOL and get your team signed up for the fall session. 1st Place Titleholders 1st More Sure Shots (Salem) $1,800 2nd The Big Johnson’s (Klamath Falls) $ 900 2nd Place Titleholders 1st 5 Stix & 2 Lucky Chics (Salem) $900 3rd Place Titleholders 1st 3MTA3 (Klamath Falls) $500 Captains Tournament 1st Jesse Arismendez

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(continued from page 7)

SCOTT BERNARD: I’m one of the top bar box players in Portland and have enough ability and experience on the 9 footers to stand with most players. I was fortunate enough to begin my pool playing experience being sponsored by Jimmy G., because of that I got a lot of attention and quality instruction from the top local players. I have gone to the major tournaments. I have exposure and know what pool can look like when it’s played on a world class level. For me this is an easy matter. “Lance McGill is the best pool player that I have ever seen. That’s all I want to say.” JIMMY G-I know every modern player. Not from tapes or what I’ve heard. I know them and I know what the problem here may well become. Lance McGill is happy where he is and won’t go out of his way to prove any of this. Him proving it to you or for you is none of my business. I want to tell you what I know and what I’ve seen, most importantly that I saw it for 3 years straight EVERY NIGHT. He was not “in the zone.” He lives there- that means that often I was watching this level of play for 2-3 months straight each and every night! He would go out of town for a few days and when he returned he got right back to work. When he worked he was there from before open to close. He had a key and would usually be there when I arrived and it would be rare that he left before I did. This man was giving it 12-16 hours every day. One day he was breaking and racking when I arrived. Breaking, looking at the result and then rack and break again. It was about 11am when I arrived; at 2am he was still breaking and racking. He was doing a job. He would send someone next door for Chinese food and stop to eat, make a few jokes with us, and then right back to work. That level of work is unheard of and what makes it worse is this: he already had, by far, the most powerful and effective break I had seen in my life! And from there he saw fit to do that level of work! I may be the only poolroom owner in the history of poolrooms to go over and ask a player to please “take a little off of that break?” That was on the gold crown with a light right above. When he was working on table #6 where the light was in the ceiling he would hit the ceiling over and over until he wanted to stop and use the gold crown. One day I asked him to not hit my ceiling anymore and he never did it again. He was also considerate enough to put a swatch of billiard cloth under the cue ball to save wear on my cloth. I sat and asked him about the break that day and he showed me. “When I break Jimmy, if I get to play the one ball here next [he points to the lower left hand pocket] I’m out. He did it a few times including the run out and then he broke and showed me the one ball next in THAT corner. He was making between 3 and 5 balls on the break and just pointed to the obvious out. And he did it over and over again. Anybody could win with that break. The more fascinating thing is that all of his students have more

powerful breaks than the rest of us so he can also teach it. The rest of this is easy and I’ve seen people and students of his argue this until they were blue. I doubt that they will have that argument with me. Varner, Sigel, Strickland, Archer, whoever you want to name- Lance McGill has the most powerful stroke in the game of pool, the most accurate and the most powerful. If you have questions I am known and easy to findCOMMENTARY: I agreed to all of this because I want you to listen. I want you to use the workouts that I designed. The stroke and accuracy you’re hearing about here is the result of some things. I want to offer you those things and have you succeed from their use. Those of you that do the work will have a like result. If pool is not your life and you can only work at it a limited amount of hours you will still have the opportunity to gain more power and accuracy than most. The first thing I recommend is that you spend some of your practice time on a billiard table. You need not be proficient just have the basic understanding. There is of course a limit to the percentage of your time that is useful and you can email me for help in deciding how much time you should spend on billiards and the other things that follow. And while we’re discussing billiard balls, when you want to gain an understanding of the kind of stroke you need for monster draw- use a billiard ball with a regular sized object ball; then when you have that, use the billiard cue ball and a snooker object ball; and from this you will have the monster draw. After some daily work on the billiard table go to the 9 ball break. This is the fastest and most effective way to go from warming up to in stroke. You will be surprised at how well this works. I didn’t design it, I noticed that after my power break workouts that I was playing immediately in dead stroke when I moved to the next step: after the 9 ball break workout I go to working on my high run in straight pool. Find the high run that you can do daily and make it happen. Begin with the standard 14.1 stack shot. [Ask any player or find it in a book on straight pool.] Next is what I call the island exercise. Place the 15 balls randomly on the table with every ball at least 10 inches away from the rails. Take cue ball in hand and run the rack having the cue ball never reach a rail. If this was all you did for 2-3 weeks, if it was all of the pool that you played during that time you would begin seeing patterns that you may not ever see no matter how long you shoot pool. This exercise will also allow you to develop uncanny sense of touch and feel far far ahead of schedule. For high top or power follow see me next month or email to get it in advance. If you are relatively new to pool and want to learn please come in, otherwise please leave me here quiet and peaceful. Somebody do the work. Lance McGill --- The Pool Whisperer OTB

The first thing I recommend is that you spend some of your practice time on a billiard table.

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Everett, WA Pickering beat Stan in a The second Annual race to 7 for the Shotze’s 8-Ball Bar championship. The Table Championship score was (7-4). There was held on Sept. 21st were 12 places paid out & 23rd. There were 62 with less than a full field. signed up, but only 53 With a full field of 64, we serious players came to would have pay out 16 play! places. It started out looking like Thanks once again for a Stan Tourangeau was great tournament put on going to be a repeat by Darryl (owner) and winner. especially Chirsty, who Stan’s Saturday worked the bar both (l to r) Ford and Simon Pickering matches were - Randy days! As ways Dave Martin (5-2), Jerry Johnson (5-0), Tim Shields (manager) Rose Matorazzo(5-1). On Sunday he defeated Darryl and Ford kept an eye on Koziel (6-0), J. D. (6-3). Then for the point match everything, making sure he beat things were the best Simon they could be for the Pickering players. (6-3). See you at our next 9Simon’s Ball tournament The Fall matches Classic, November 23rd were and 24th. Mona Remedios R i c h Money winners were: Gieler Simon Pickering $1000 1st (5-0), Stan Tourangeau $ 680 2nd (l to r) Ford and Stan Tourangeau Chuck 3rd Darryl Koziel $ 440 th Jung (5-4), and Mike Vidas (5-1). On Sunday 4 Jim Masterman $ 320 he beat Woody (6-3), Chad Aldridge (6-3). The 5/6 J. D. $ 220 point match was lost to Stan Tourangeau (6-3). Chad Aldridge $ 220 He made his way to the finals by defeating Darryl 7/8 James Davee $ 160 Koziel (6-2). Dan Louie $ 160 We change our finals 3 years ago to one race 9/12 Woody $ 120 to speed up the time for our tournament. Last Rod Welfen $ 120 year Stan beat Steve Holloway who was on the Gary Hauck $ 120 point to take the championship. This year Stan Raul $ 120 had the same thing happen to him! Simon Hi - Woman Mona Remedios $ 120

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Tour Point Standings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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On October 9 and 10, 2002…eight of the greatest “artistic pool” specialists in the world emerged at the ESPN Zone in Baltimore, MD. This magnetic host of superstars embraced the twists, turns, dips, and dives of the round spheres, along with an assortment of “prop” novelties…strategically placed across the green blaze. The highly spirited list of competitors included Mike Massey, Stefano Pelinga, Sebastian Giumelli, Ray Allard, Gerry Watson, Steve Geller, Charles Darling and, finally, Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman from Indiana was making an ESPN debut in his unique table trotter style. Matt Braun Productions had set the stage for what would prove to be some of the closest matches in the history of this highly rated TV presentation. The format would be similar to “horse” in basketball. One player would choose a shot for a hopeful 1 point score, if made, while his opponent would have an equal chance of scoring a critical point for the same shot. Both players would have 2 attempts at each challenge. A total of 12 shots would be chosen by each player…thus offering a few surprise selections in a strategic plan of calculated moves by each champion. And, “surprise”…”surprise” would be the name of this game in more ways than one!! Pelinga and Rossman would play for the title, glory, and the $25,000 first place prize. All was in place for a flavorful night of competitive spirit and audience enjoyment, Rossman once again took an early lead, but Pelinga narrowed the gap. The score was tied with 1 challenge left. Rossman chose the “starburst” shot (15 balls in 3 pockets in 5 rapid fire cue movements). Perfect! Pelinga missed, so the score stood at 11 - 10, with one shot left for Pelinga to present. A new masse never before seen by Rossman was Pelinga’s choice. Both attempts by Pelinga fell short of their target, assuring Rossman of the victory!! The debut of “Dr. Cue” on ESPN turned into a special blessing…with this victorious moment. The prayers for “burning focus” and wisdom in this unique format of shot selection were answered. Positions of finish with corresponding prize money were as follows: 1st — $25,000, 2nd — $5000, 3rd & 4th — $2000 each, and 5th thru 8th — $1500 each. A custom Viking Cue engraved with “2002 ESPN Trick Shot Magic Champion” was presented to “Dr. Cue” as an additional prize. Watch for the upcoming ESPN schedule of TV releases for this historic event. ENJOY!!

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EVENT / RULES 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9-Ball USPPA USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 8 Ball Handicapped 8-Ball USPPA 65 & under 8-Ball USPPA Handicap 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA USPPA Open 9 Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ 9-Ball USPPA NPL 9-Ball 9-Ball Single Elim. 9 Ball USPPA USPPA USPPA Handicapped 9-Ball ABC USPPA 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Handicapped Mini USPPA 8-Ball Single Elim. NPL 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball NPL 9-Ball 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9 Ball Open 8 Ball 8 Ball 8/9 Ball Alternating 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball 8-9 Ball Alternating 8-Ball Bar Box 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - Ball-in-hand 9 Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - ‘B’ 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball - ‘B’ Open 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball

ENTRY $15 $13 $8 $12 $20 $15 $10 $7 $15 $8 $15 $15 $14 $15 $11 $5 $15 $10 $7 $10 $8 $20 $11 $20 $15 $20+$1 reg. $20 $7 $6 $20 $15 $15 $7 $20 $15 $3 $5 $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $6 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM after 9-Ball Midnight 3:00PM 1:00PM 6:30PM 3:00PM 6:30PM 1:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 10:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 3:00PM 2:00PM 8:30PM

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November 2002


CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME Everett Shotze’s (See ad p21) (425) 345-5766 9 Ball $10 100% 7:00PM Federal Way Vintage Billiards (253) 835-1468 9 Ball 21 & Under $5+$2 g.f. 7:00PM Lacey Mongolian Grill (See ad p6) (360) 493-8888 8-Ball $3.50 Matching 7:00PM Lynnwood 13th Ave (425) 742-7871 8 or 9-Ball $3 Matching 7:00PM Mt Vernon River City (360) 424-3515 8 Ball - Women’s $5 100% 7:30PM Sumner Grand Central (See ad p24) (253) 863-2234 Spot Option - Limit 16 $5 100% 7:00PM Tacoma City Lights (See ad p27) (253) 383-3301 8-Ball BCA Rules $7+$3 g.f. $150 7:30PM White Salmon Elkhorn (See ad p6) (509) 493-1939 8-Ball Jack & Jill $5/player $2.50/player 7:00PM Algona Royal Bear (See ad p22) (253) 939-3513 8 Ball - Call Pocket $5 Matching Midnight 8 Ball $8 Matching 7:15PM Bremerton Classic Billiards (See ad p12) (360) 377-8507 Everett Big Al’s (425) 347-1669 9-Ball + 3-Ball $8 each 100% 8:00PM Federal Way Vintage Billiards (253) 835-1468 9 Ball - Texas Express $7 8:00PM Kent Lucky Star (253) 859-1783 SL4 & under $5 50% ($200 max) 8:00PM (360) 456-1555 9-Ball Call 7:00PM Lacey The Viking (See ad p25) Lakewood Oh Gallaghers (See ad p24) (253) 472-3009 8 or 9-Ball $5 50% 8:00PM Oroville Pastime Tavern (509) 476-9974 8 Ball Draw Partner $5 7:00PM Seattle Dr. Cues (See ad p31) (206) 365-1187 9 Ball - Texas Express $10M/$6W $25 7:30PM (509) 891-8357 9 Ball - Texas Express $5+$2 g.f. $50 7:30PM Spokane McQ’s (See ad p8) Support The on These Pages8because They Your Community Vancouver Spot Advertisers Tavern (See ad p28) (360)Pool 256-1110 Ball - Ball in HandSupport $5 Pool in$3/player 8:00PM !!! (509) 493-1939 9-Ball $5 $2.50/player 7:00PM White Salmon Elkhorn (See ad p6) Algona Royal Bear (See ad p22) (253) 939-3513 10 Ball FREE $100 8:00PM (360) 403-7665 8 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $7/player 7:00PM Arlington Shotze’s (See ad p22) E Wenatchee Jaws (509) 886-JAWS 8-Ball - BCA rules $5+$2 g.f. $25 7:00PM Federal Way Tall Timbers (See ad p6) (253) 952-2302 8 Ball - Vegas Rules $5 up to $100 7:00PM Graham The Q’z (See ad p9) (253) 262-8437 8 Ball - Vegas Rules $5+$2 g.f. 50% w/16 7:00PM Kent Lucky Star (253) 859-1783 Scotch Doubles $5 50% ($200 max) 8:00PM Lacey The Viking (See ad p25) (360) 456-1555 9-Ball Call 7:00PM (253) 472-3009 Spot Option $5 100% w/16 to $100 8:00PM Lakewood Oh Gallaghers (See ad p24) Lakewood Longhorn Saloon (See ad p9) (253) 581-2580 8 Ball - Open Tables $5 Pays 80% field 8:00PM (509) 422-1907 8 Ball Call Pocket FREE $5/player 7:00PM Okanogan The Club (See ad p8) Tacoma City Lights (See ad p27) (253) 383-3301 9 Ball - Texas Express $9 $150 7:30PM (253) 531-5154 8 Ball $5 $150 w/full field 8:00PM Tacoma Latitude 84 (See ad p8) Algona Royal Bear (See ad p22) (253) 939-3513 8 Ball - Call Pocket $5 Matching 8:00PM E Wenatchee Jaws (509) 886-JAWS 9-Ball - Texas Express $5+$2 g.f. $25 7:00PM Kent Cue Lounge (See ad p11) (253) 872-3477 9 Ball $7+$2 g.f. $100 7:00PM Kent Lucky Star (253) 859-1783 8-Ball $5 50% ($200 max) 8:00PM Kent Monte Carlo (See ad p22) (253) 852-9463 8-Ball $5 100% 8:00PM (360) 412-1330 9 Ball - Valley $5 Matching 7:00PM Olympia Frankie’s (See ad p29) Puyallup Wayne’s Inn (253) 848-3466 8 Ball $5 Matching 7:00PM Seatac Funsters (See ad p30) (253) 373-9999 8-Ball BCA Rules $5 $500 6:30PM Shoreline Parkers (See ad p22) (206) 546-6161 9-Ball $5 $250 w/24 7:30PM (509) 892-0598 8-Ball Ball in Hand $0 $100 w/12 7:00PM Spokane Blue Keg (See ad p25) Spokane McQ’s (See ad p8) (509) 891-8357 8 Ball - BCA $5+$2 g.f. $50 7:30PM (253) 536-1531 9 Ball $5+$2 g.f. $5/player 6:30PM Tacoma Cue & Cushion (See ad p25) Vancouver Spot Tavern (See ad p28) (360) 256-1110 8 Ball - Call Pocket $3 $2/player 8:00PM (509) 493-1939 8-Ball $5 $50+based on field 7:00PM White Salmon Elkhorn (See ad p6) Woodinville McCorry’s (See ad p25) (425) 481-7829 8 Ball-Vegas Call Pocket $5 50% 7:30PM Everett P C’s Pub (See ad p28) (425) 258-9465 8 Ball Vegas Rules $5 100% w/20 8:00PM Everett Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p25 ) (425) 339-8876 Pool Shoot $3 7:30PM (360) 493-8888 8-Ball $5 Matching 7:00PM Lacey Mongolian Grill (See ad p6) Omak Shorthorn Tavern (See ad p25) (509) 826-0338 8 or 9 Ball $5 7:00PM (425) 255-9213 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 7:00PM Renton Mike’s Place (See ad p6) Spokane Little Nickles (See ad p6) (509) 747-3080 8 Ball $5 $100 8:00PM (360) 256-1110 8 Ball - Call Pocket FREE $2/player 8:00PM Vancouver Spot Tavern (See ad p28) Everett Kodiak’s (See ad p24) (425) 347-6659 8-Ball $5 100% 7:00PM Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p25) (425) 339-8876 Pool Shoot $3 6:30PM Everett Federal Way Stars (See ad p24) (253) 946-9734 8-Ball Spot Option $5 Up to $100 7:00PM (253) 472-3009 8 or 9-Ball $5 50% 8:00PM Lakewood Oh Gallaghers (See ad p24) Redondo Hts Castaway’s (See ad p24) (253) 945-6153 9 Ball $5 100% 2:00PM (425) 255-9213 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 2:00PM Renton Mike’s Place (See ad p6) Ridgefield Sportsmen’s (See ad p22) (360) 887-8805 8 Ball - Call Pocket $2 Matching 7:30PM (206) 365-1187 One Pocket - Limit 32 $20 Noon Seattle Dr Cues (See ad p31) (509) 892-0598 8-Ball Ball in Hand $0 $100 w/12 2:00PM Spokane Blue Keg (See ad p25) Spokane Far West Billiards (509) 455-3429 8-Ball $5+$2 $30 2:00PM Tacoma Cue & Cushion (See ad p25) (253) 536-1531 8 Ball $5+$2 g.f. $5/player 2:00PM Vancouver Spot Tavern (See ad p28) (360) 256-1110 Slop Pool $2 Meat 8:00PM Arlington Shotze’s (See ad p22) (360) 403-7665 9 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $7/player 3:00PM Bellevue Mustard Seed (425) 603-9001 8-Ball $5 $3 8:00PM Bremerton Classic Billiards (See ad p12) (360) 377-8507 9 Ball - BCA $5+$3 g.f. $5/player 7:15PM Burien Rooty’s (See ad p6) (206) 241-0800 8-Ball $5 Matching 4:00PM Everett Big Al’s (425) 347-1669 8-Ball $8 each 100% 8:00PM Federal Way Vintage Billiards (253) 835-1468 8 Ball - Modified BCA $7 8:00PM (253) 262-8437 9 Ball - Vegas Rules $5+$2 g.f. 50% w/16 7:00PM Graham The Q’z (See ad p9) Kent Cue Lounge (See ad p11) (253) 872-3477 8 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $100 6:00PM (360) 456-1555 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls Call 3:00PM Lacey The Viking (See ad p25) Mt Vernon River City (360) 424-3515 8 Ball $5 100% 5:00PM Okanogan Club (See ad p8) (509) 422-1907 9 Ball - Vegas Rules $5 Matching 2:00PM Olympia Frankie’s (See ad p29) (360) 412-1330 8 Ball - Valley $5 Matching 6:00PM Oroville Pastime Tavern (509) 476-9974 8 Ball $5 1:00PM Renton Rondeevoo (425) 227-7772 8-Ball $5 Matching 2:00PM (206) 365-1187 9 Ball - USPPA $10+$3 g.f. Qualifier 2:30PM Seattle Dr Cues (See ad p31) Spokane Double Dribble (See ad p22) (509) 468-7946 8 Ball $5 $30 8:00PM (253) 383-3301 8 Ball - Vegas Rules $5 100% 2:00PM Tacoma City Lights (See ad p27)

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CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME Aloha Club Underground (See ad p25) (503) 649-1006 8-Ball $5 or $3 $3/player 7:30PM Beaverton Hot Shots (See ad p26) (503) 644-8869 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 7:00PM Gresham Pub 181 (503)Pool 666-4457 Ball - BCA They Support $5+$1Pool g.f. inMatching 7:30PM !!! Support The Advertisers on These Pages8because Your Community Troutdale Skyland (503) 661-6464 8-Ball B & Below $3 7:30PM Beaverton Hot Shots (See ad p26) (503) 644-8869 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 7:00PM Halsey Halsey Junction (541) 369-2285 8-Ball $2 Matching 7:00PM Jefferson Tommy’s Welcome Inn (541) 327-3031 8-Ball $2 7:00PM Oregon City Rodder’s (See ad p29) (503) 650-2363 8 Ball Scotch Doubles $3 Matching 4:00PM Portland Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) (503) 282-8266 8 Ball - Texas Express $5 7:30PM Sandy No Place (See ad p6) (503) 668-6415 9 Ball $3 Matching 8:00PM Sweethome Bohemian Club (541) 367-4309 9-Ball $5 7:00PM Tigard Classic Billiards (See ad p25) (503) 443-6166 9 Ball ‘B’ & below $5+$2 g.f. 7:00PM Beaverton Hot Shots (See ad p26) (503) 644-8869 9 Ball - Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 7:00PM Brownsville Brownsville Saloon (541) 466-5251 8-Ball $1.50 7:00PM Harrisburg Sparky’s (541) 995-9116 8-Ball $3 $$$ 7:00PM Milwaukie Wichita Pub (503) 654-4201 8-Ball - House Rules $5 Matching 8:30PM Portland Classic Billiards (See ad p25) (503) 761-2622 9 Ball ‘B’ & Below $5+$2 g.f. 7:00PM Portland Cues Billiards (503) 251-8399 9 Ball ‘C’ & Below $7 $2/player 7:15PM Springfield Alibi Tavern (See ad p22) (541) 988-1402 8 Ball BCA Rules $2 50% 7:00PM Springfield Q Street Billiards (See ad p20) (541) 988-0294 9 Ball B & Below $5.50 $3/player 7:15PM Troutdale Skyland (503) 661-6464 8-Ball B & Below $3 7:30PM Aloha Club Underground (See ad p25) (503) 649-1006 9-Ball $5 or $3 $3/player 7:30PM Beaverton Hot Shots (See ad p26) (503) 644-8869 8-Ball Open $7+$1 g.f. 50% 7:00PM Portland Cues Billiards (503) 251-8399 9 Ball B & Below $7 $2/player 7:15PM Portland Happy Fortune (See ad p11) (503) 244-8356 8-Ball Ball in hand $5 $20 8:30PM Sandy No Place (See ad p6) (503) 668-6415 8 Ball $3 Matching 8:00PM Tigard Classic Billiards (See ad p25) (503) 443-6166 9 Ball ‘C’ $5+$2 g.f. 7:00PM Veneta Yukon Jack’s (541) 935-1921 8-Ball $3 50% 7:00PM Albany Ma’s Dairy Farm (541) 928-4055 8-Ball Race to 2 DE $6 7:30PM Oregon City Midway (503) 656-9501 9-Ball Texas Express $5 $75/1st w/16 7:30PM Salem Jammer’s (See ad p13) (503) 362-7494 8 Ball - TAP Rules $6 $3/player Call Salem Sharky’s (See ad p24) (503) 391-4912 8 Ball $5 Matching 7:00PM Stayton Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) (503) 769-7588 Blind Dr Scotch Dbls $5 Matching 7:00PM Beaverton Best Bet (503) 644-8075 APA 1600 Invitational Call 7:00PM Bend M & J’s (541) 389-1410 Scotch Doubles $5 $$$ 5:00PM Gresham Pub 181 (503) 666-4457 8/9 Ball Alternating $5+$1 g.f. Matching NOON Medford Rack’em (541) 779-6111 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 2:00PM Oregon City Midway (503) 656-9501 8 Ball BCA rules $5 $75/1st w/16 7:30PM Salem Jammer’s (See ad p13) (503) 362-7494 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $5 $5/player 7:00PM Springfield Q Street Billiards (See ad p20) (541) 988-0294 9 Ball $8 $3/player 3:15PM Springfield White Horse (541) 726-3102 8-Ball $2 7:30PM Aloha Club Underground (See ad p25) (503) 649-1006 8-Ball $5 or $3 $3/player 7:30PM Bend Westside (541) 382-4810 8-Ball $5 7:30PM Eugene Overtime Tavern (541) 342-5028 8-Ball $3 50% 5:00PM Gresham Pub 181 (503) 666-4457 8 Ball ‘B’ & below - BCA $5+$1 g.f. 1:00PM Junction City Raven-a-Pub (541) 998-3738 8 Ball $2 2:00PM Oregon City Midway (503) 656-9501 9 Ball - Race 4/3 $5 $75/1st w/16 7:30PM Portland NiteHawk (See ad p10) (503) 285-7177 8 Ball $3M/$2W $100 6:00PM Portland Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) (503) 282-8266 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $15+$2 g.f. 11:00AM Salem Jammers (See ad p13) (503) 362-7494 8 Ball - BCA Rules $3 Matching 7:00PM Springfield Jason’s Pub (541) 741-1305 9-Ball $2 3:30PM Sweethome Bohemian Club (541) 367-4309 8-Ball $5 50% 4:00PM Wilsonville Paradise Grill (See ad p6) (503) 682-9131 Pool Tournament Call $$$ 7:00PM Missoula Cue Ball’s Billiards (406) 543-5028 9 Ball Reg. Size Tables $10 $5/player 7:00PM Missoula Cue Ball’s Billiards (406) 543-5028 8 Ball Singles Bar Box $5 $5/player 7:00PM Missoula Cue Ball’s Billiards (406) 543-5028 8 Ball Women Bar Box $5 $5/player 7:00PM Billings Bullwackers (See ad p19) (406) 259-9865 8 Ball $5 $25 9:00PM Missoula Cue Ball’s Billiards (406) 543-5028 9 Ball Reg. Size Tables $10 $5/player 7:00PM Missoula Cue Ball’s Billiards (406) 543-5028 8 Ball Singles Bar Box $5 $5/player 7:00PM Great Falls T J’s Lounge (See ad p5) (406) 727-1800 8-Ball Handicapped $5 $100 w/15 4:00PM Billings Bullwackers (See ad p19) (406) 259-9865 9 Ball $5 $25 8:00PM Butte Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) (406) 782-3700 8 Ball $5 $2.50/player 2:00PM Missoula Cue Ball’s Billiards (406) 543-5028 8 Ball Singles Bar Box $5 $5/player 7:00PM

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Great Falls,MT

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Seatac,WA Spokane,WA

Sacramento, CA

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LOCATION Break Room Jillian’s Hard Times (See ad p14) Call for Location Rainbow Bar NWPA (See ad p23) McQ’s (See ad p8) Eagles #326 (See ad p10) Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) Classic 50’s (See ad p 25) CA Billiard Club (See ad p31) Family Billiards (See ad p6) McCorry’s (See ad p25) Maltese Call for Location T J’s Lounge (See ad p5) Shotze’s (See ad p21) Rack Billiards (See ad p19) Eagles #326 (See ad p13) CA Billiard Club (See ad p31) JoQ’s (See ad p13) Sands Regency (See ad p7) 49er Casino (See ad p20) Shorthorn (See ad p25) Shorthorn (See ad p25) 49er Casino (See ad p20) Sands Regency (See ad p7) Rugby Armory (See ad p26) The Club (See ad p8) The Club (See ad p8) McQ’s (See ad p8) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p14) Funsters (See ad p30) McQ’s (See ad p8) Hard Times (See ad p14) Call for Location Eagles #326 (See ad p10) Kerry Resch Mem.(See ad p3) McCorry’s (See ad p25) CA Billiard Club (See ad p31) Dr Cue’s (See ad p31) Eagles #326 (See ad p10) NWPA event (See ad p23)

PHONE (541) 779-7665 (206) 223-0300 (916) 332-8793 (406) 494-9567 (307) 674-7848 (206) 778-8785 (509) 891-8357 (406) 587-9996 (406) 782-3700 (406) 453-0136 (650) 965-3100 (415) 931-1115 (425) 481-7829 (360) 577-0098 (406) 494-9567 (406) 727-1800 (425) 220-9051 (604) 685-0100 (406) 587-9996 (650) 965-3100 (503) 287-4210 (800) 648-3553 (406) 222-4414 (509) 826-0338 (509) 826-0338 (406) 222-4414 (800) 648-3553 (701) 776-5096 (509) 422-1907 (509) 422-1907 (509) 891-8357 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (253) 333-7348 (509) 891-8357 (916) 332-8793 (406) 494-9567 (406) 587-9996 (406) 442-0014 (425) 481-7829 (650) 965-3100 (206) 365-1187 (406) 587-9996 (206) 465-5484

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Texas Express 9-Ball One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Blind Draw Mx Dbls 9-Ball Sheridan Shootout 8-Ball @ Halftime 9-Ball “B” Texas Exp 8-Ball Women’s Dbls 8-Ball A/B Blind Draw 8-Ball One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball WWR Tour Stop 8-Ball Men’s Round Robin 9-Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball Turkey Shoot 8-Ball Open Doubles 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Singles M/W 9-Ball USPPA 3 Man Team 8/9/Sc Dbls 9-Ball USPPA 8-Ball Sngls-Dbls-Mx Dbl 8-Ball Warm-up 8-Ball Mixed Sch Dbls 9-Ball Singles 9-Ball Reno Open 8-Ball Men & Women 9-Ball Warm-up 8-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball 3 Person Team 9-Ball Winter Jamboree One Pocket 9-Ball Texas Express 8-Ball “B” BCA Rules One Pocket/9-Ball Womens A-B Blnd Drw Eagles State Mx Dbls 8-Ball Mens/Womens 9-Ball Round Robin One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball 9-Ball Singles 9-Ball @ Q-Street

ENTRY $25+$5 g.f. $35 $20 ea $10 ea $25 $45 $40 $20 $10 $20 $20 ea Call $35 Limit 16 $50+$10 g.f. $10 $40 $60 $200 $50 ea. $60 $30 $60 $15 ea $5 $30 $15+$5 g.f. $100 $50/$35 $10 $35 $150 $100 $75 $125 $40 $20 ea $10 $30 $25M/$20W $35 limit 16 $20 ea $100 $25 Call

ADDED $300+ w/64 $1,500 $300 ea $$$ $750 $500 min. $2,900 payout $100 Limit 20 $2.50/player min. $300 Limit 32 $300 ea

$1,000 w/64 $$$ $400 $1,000 $14,000 w/64 $$$ Limit 128/64 $10,000 $1,000 total Matching $23,000


cash & prizes

Matching $500

$5,000-1st w/128 $2,500-1st w/48 $5,000 $2,900 payout $300 ea $$$ $600 $300 ea $2000 w/96 $200 limit 32

TIME 4:00PM 11:00AM Noon Call 11:00AM 9:45AM Call 10:00AM Call 11:00AM 1:00PM Call Call Call Call Noon 10:00AM 8:00PM 10:00AM 11:30AM Call Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM Call 11:00AM 11:00AM Call Call Noon Call 10:00AM 9:00AM Call 1:00PM 9:00AM 10:00AM Call

Looking For A Date To Have A Tournament Call 1-877-285-3099 We’ll Help You Set Your Date

Thursday nights - Starting November 7, 02 Signups at 6:30, tourney starts at 7 - 1/3 of the field paid. 8-Ball – BCA rules 8 –9’ Diamond Smart Tables Look for upcoming exciting promotions! Address: 15221 International Blvd (Hwy 99), Seatac, WA

Just north of Sea-Tac Airport where Hwy 99 meets 154th S. For more info, call Linda Carter – 253-373-9999 or Glen Hancock – 253-333-7348

Funsters Open 9-Ball - Dec 28-29-30 Texas Express Rules $5,000 ADDED Dress Code B $125 Entry - Save $25 on entries paid by Friday Dec 27th Send entries to: Open 9-Ball, 3402 ‘C’ St NE #206, Auburn, WA 98002 $25 Match Play Coupon High Women Paid $500 & $250 (based on 8 women entries) Contact Glen Hancock at 253-333-7348


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Huebler Cues A Tradition in Excellence

Visit us online at 600 E Jefferson Street Linn, Missouri Phone: (573) 897-3692 * Int’l Phone: (573) 897-3179 * Fax: (573) 897-4255


Hours: M-Th Noon Fri Noon Sat 11AM Sun 11AM

- 2 AM - 4 AM - 4 AM - 2 AM

All Ages Welcome

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(206) 365-1187

Cues by: Viking (Authorized Dealer), Lucasi, Players, Joss, Mali Custom Cues by Dave Jones New Dealer of Custom Whitten Cue Cases Several In Stock and Custom Orders Large Selection of Supplies & Accessories IN HOUSE CUE REPAIR. LOTS OF TIPS - MOORI, CHANDIVERT, TALISMAN, TIGER, ETC. TIPS, FERULLES, CLEANINGS




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Dr Cue Billiards

2nd Annual Open 9-Ball Tournament January 24-26, 2003 Players Meeting Fri Jan 24th - 9AM Play starts at 10AM Race to 9 - Double Elimination Finals Race to 11 96 Players Maximum

$100 Entry includes $10 green fee Guaranteed $3,000 - 1st Place w/96 Guaranteed $2,000 - 2nd Place w/96 Paying out $10,640 to 1/4 of field w/96 players House Adding $2,000+ w/96

Entry Deadline Thurs Jan 23rd - 9PM Late Entry after Thursday is $125 NO EXCEPTIONS! Send Entries to: Dr Cue Billiards 14713 Bothell Way NE Shoreline, WA 98155 Phone: 206.365.1187

For Special Room Rates Mention: Dr Cue Billiards Tournament Holiday Inn Express 14115 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA (206) 365-7777

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