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Ladies Invade Northwest Watch The Nation’s Top Professional Female Billiard Players In Person At Chinook Winds Casino National 9 –Ball Championship brings renowned players to Oregon from: Crystal Davies

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. –When watching the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) players on ESPN, their competitiveness, talent and skills fill the screen. This November 20 – 23, the nation’s top 64 WPBA billiards players will compete in the Cuetec Cues National 9Ball Championship at Chinook Winds Casino and Convention Center. This is a unique opportunity to see these masters of the game live and in-person. Allison Fisher is currently the number one ranked female billiards player in America. She isn’t called the “Duchess of Doom” for nothing. After winning her first world-class competition at 17, Fisher moved to the United States from her hometown of Peachhaven, England, to pursue the WPBA’s 9-Ball tour. She won the second tour she ever participated in and in seven years has won more 9-Ball tournaments than all the other professionals combined. Like Gretsky, Woods, Jordan and other sports greats she makes the impossible look easy and the difficult routine. Ewa Laurance isn’t just the ninth best female pool player in the world, she’s also the current president of the Women’s Professional

(l to r) Allison Fisher and Ewa Mataya Laurance

Billiards Association and has just written her third book on the subject. She started playing billiards

when she was 14 in her native town of Gayle, Sweden. At 17 she won the European Championship and decided then to live in the United States. She went on to be the #1 ranked pool player for two years and has dedicated herself to furthering the sport of billiards. You may have seen her on ESPN. She wears all black when playing and has been said to “devour” her opponents. Watching Jeanette Lee in person it’s easy to see how her nickname, “Black Widow”, fits. She is one of the most recognized pool players in the world (ranked #4) and her precision at the table is truly something to behold. Lee started playing pool in 1992 and in less than two years was ranked #1. These ladies are just three of the 64 professional players coming to participate in the National 9-Ball Championships at Chinook Winds Casino. The tension will be high and the playing will be tough. But for die hard fans, recent admirers and those just curious, this is an event that can’t be missed. On Wednesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Celebrity Pro Am Shootout will benefit My Sister’s Place, a local women’s shelter. Celebrities include John Ashton (Judging Amy), Ed Marinaro (Hill Street Blues), David Naughton (American Werewolf in London), Andrew Prine (JAG, Gods and Generals), along with the WPBA stars. One these timed matches are over, (WPBA Ladies continued on page 16)

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By: Darin Walding Skyland Pub graciously hosted the 2nd of many scheduled pool tournaments on Saturday, Oct. 11th. co-sponsored by The Break. Twenty-eight players and other guests packed the place at (Skyland continued on page 9)

had generously LYNNWOOD, added $1,500 WA – Hsin to the event, Huang was which drew 44 back on top at players from the final stop on throughout the the Northwest Northwest Oct. Womens Pool 11-12. Another Association’s $750 was 2003 tour at added to the The Breaking second chance Point, in event on Lynnwood, WA Sunday by ASI/ and Katherine Music Vend, Czarkowski, of making the Va n c o u v e r, tournament the (l to r) NWPA Tournament Director Ted Woodward, Hsin Huang, Canada, was largest open Jessica Penna Breaking Point manager right behind women’s 9-ball her. It was the third time during the year that the event ever held in the Northwest. two had faced off in the final - and the third time The players were treated to a catered banquet Huang bested Czarkowski. at the Breaking Point Saturday night as part of Jonathan Denning, owner of the Breaking Point (NWPA continued on page 13) By: Mary Hopkin


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Pro Am Celebrity Shootout - Helps Out Charity LINCOLN CITY, OR –The ladies of the WPBA and Chinook Winds Casino invite billiard fans to come watch the sport’s top players team up with celebrities and regional pool amateurs at the Celebrity Pro Am Shootout on Wednesday, November 19, at 6 p.m. In twentyminute timed matches, these teams of four will break, shoot and sink to victory. And, proceeds from the event go to My Sister’s Place, a local shelter for abused women and children. The rising popularity of billiards has

produced numerous amateur players throughout the country. This includes Hollywood where movie and television actors are allured to the classic game of 9-Ball. Playing on the teams that night are John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop, Bill’s Gun Shop, Judging Amy, Jag); Ed Marinaro (Hill Street Blues, Monk, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) David Naughton (Werewolf in London, I’m a Pepper, You’re a Pepper - Dr. Pepper commercials, Jag,

Crossing Jordan) and Andrew Prine (Gettysburg, Scooby Doo, The Movie, Sweet Home Alabama, Gods & Generals). There’s also a challenge for player who think they have got what it takes to challenge a WPBA player or for those who want to help donate to My Sister’s Place. After the celebrities and amateurs play, spots to go up against Jeanette Lee, Allison Fisher and any of the other top 64 players in the world will be garnered by the highest bidders.

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TACOMA, WA All the players who attended the first McDermott tour stop at City Lights in Tacoma, WA, October 4-5, 2003 had a great time. The stop was billed as a small table 9-ball event and was a warm up for the BCA players who would be attending the WBPPA regionals later in October. Players came from both Washington and Oregon to play in this event. The finals came down to Stan Tournageau and Rich Geiler. It was double elimination and looked as though Rich was going to take the event in the second match when he jumped out to a 6-3 lead. Then Stan came back and won four games 6-7. The match went hill-hill and was hard fought before Stan came out victorious. City Lights would also like to congratulate Frankie Rocha for is excellent play. Frankie’s game has improved over the last couple of years and his 3rd place showing here was proof of that.

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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. – October 28, 2003: McDermott Cue Manufacturing Inc. is promising to have the strongest warranty in the cue industry. The new promise will help protect buyers against a pool cue’s worst enemy, warpage. Since 1994, McDermott has offered their customers a limited lifetime warranty against defects and workmanship. While this warranty has saved pool enthusiasts in the past, it still did not protect buyers from warpage. The chances of a pool cue warping are effected by many variables such as moisture content, dramatic changes in temperature, stress from the manufacturing process, wood aging, and even the cue’s design. McDermott takes many steps to reduce the chances of warpage in their cues. Such steps include keeping the production facility climate controlled, putting strict guidelines on vendor’s wood, taking additional cuts when turning down dowels, sealing finished products in air tight packaging, and much more. “We use the highest quality wood and take every possible precaution to make sure our cues don’t warp. We feel our standards and our quality to be the best in the industry and want to prove it by doing something nobody else is doing – giving a lifetime warranty against not only defects in the cue, but also a lifetime warranty against warpage.” says McDermott President Claude Napier. Below is the exact wording of the new warranty. The McDermott Promise – “A lifetime warranty* against warpage and defects” *McDermott Cue Manufacturing will warrant this pool cue to be free from defects in material and workmanship, including warpage, for the entire lifetime of the cue. The warranty applies to all parts but excludes normal wear on replaceable items such as: the tip, the finish, and the wrap. This warranty is non- transferable and covers only the original owner. If your cue has a defect covered by this warranty, McDermott Cue will either repair or replace your cue, at our option, without charge, provided the claim is accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt from an authorized McDermott Dealer. At the sole discretion of McDermott Cue, this warranty may be void if the cue has been damaged by abuse or mishandling. See your authorized McDermott Dealer for shaft care products that will enhance the beauty and performance of your cue for a lifetime. The new warranty will be appearing at www.mcdermottcue.com and on the new 2004 McDermott Cue catalog and covers all future McDermott cues and all McDermott cues currently in circulation. McDermott Cue Manufacturing Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is the leading manufacturer of high-quality two-piece billiard cues. For more information, visit www.mcdermottcue.com or call 800-666-2283.

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One-Handed Jacked Up Spot Shot This month’s artist shot is from the prop/novelty/special arts discipline and has a degree of difficulty, (DOD) of 8. You may choose either C or F pocket on this shot. To set the shot up place an object ball on the foot spot. The cue ball is in hand anywhere behind the head string. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball one handed jacked up (no rail or bridge allowed) to the object ball on the foot spot. Make the object ball in either pocket C or

practicing this shot, align the cue ball to the object ball for a half ball aim. To do this put a ghost ball where the cue ball will be upon contact of the ball on the foot spot. Of course align the ghost ball and object ball to be made in the full opening of the pocket. With your cue ball aligned for a half ball aim you now can use the center of your shaft as an aiming device. Aim the center of your shaft to the farthest outside edge of the object ball opposite the side of the pocket you

F. Unless obvious from cue ball placement shooter must designate which pocket the object ball will be made in. There is no penalty for scratching. Here are a couple of tips to aid you in making this shot. Hold your cue very close to the balance point so it stays level as you come down to shot this shot. Align the tip on the cue ball to hit the cue ball along it’s vertical axis, (no English), and use one tip of high. Don’t stroke this shot in mid air, just come forward with your cue. When

wish to cut the ball into. This shot takes steady nerves. I made this shot on my first attempt at the recent U.S. Open Artist Pool Championship at Accu-Billiards in New Bedford, Mass. If you haven’t heard, Stefano Pelinga won the event and Mike Massey finished second. Good luck on this one! Next month’s artistic shot will be from the draw discipline and have a DOD of 9.

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The Right Words By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

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During a recent lesson, I noticed that my student had a puzzled look. Backtracking a short ways, I discovered that I had used the word “draw” without bothering to make sure that its meaning was clear. Unfortunately, even among serious pool players there is often confusion about the terms used to describe what’s happening on the table. Here are some pool words and how I use them. Lets start with the parts of the stick. I’ll try to avoid getting too technical. Tip — that leather thingie on the front of the stick that actually contacts the ball. Tips are usually made from leather, but one company has tried very tough plastic, and some jump cues come with phenolic (hard plastic) tips. Some leather tips are “backed” which means there is a thin fiber wafer glued to the back of the leather that is glued onto Bob Jewett the stick, and such tips are especially recommended for cues that have ivory ferrules. Ferrule — the usually white part of the stick at the front that the tip is glued to. Most ferrules are made from hard plastic, but high-end cues often have ivory ferrules. Black fiber, buckhorn and brass are also used, the last mostly on snooker cues. Ferrules on pool cues are up to an inch long, but on carom and snooker cues they are often about half an inch long. (More about the games of carom and snooker later.) Ferrules come in various designs — with and without screw threads, for example. Shaft — On a jointed cue, the part between the joint and the tip. On a house (or one-piece) cue, the front foot or so of the stick that slides over your bridge (front) hand.

Taper — The cue gets bigger from the tip on back, and there are several styles of how quickly this happens. Mostly this applies to jointed cues. The so-called “pro” taper keeps the same diameter over most or all of the shaft that your bridge hand touches — maybe 14 inches — and then it flares out to joint. Some cues start to get larger immediiately from the tip, in what’ called a “conical” taper. If you are getting a custom cue, the maker should offer a choice in this. Joint — In a jointed cue, the screw and its parts that hold the stick together. There are lots of different joint designs, and most of them seem to work fine. Metal to metal, metal to wood, and even wood to wood are available — yes, the screw is made of wood also. Personally, I don’t like designs where both flat surfaces that touch are metal, but all the rest are fine with me. The various joint designs have many different parts, too many to cover here. Butt — The thick half of the stick. Forearm — This is the part of a jointed cue between the joint and where your back hand holds the cue. On fancy cues, this is where most of the fanciness goes. The various types of decoration have their own whole vocabulary, which is more useful to collectors than to players, so we’ll skip it. Wrap and Handle — The part of the cue that your back hand holds. Many jointed cues have wraps made of string, leather, cork or rubber. “Irish linen” is the most common kind offered. It’s a kind of string that has flecks of colors which help to hide dirt and such. It’s relatively easy to put on and maintain. The ultimate in a no-slip grip is offered by a rubber wrap, which is usually a temporary sleeve that is rolled out on the handle. Avoid nylon (Right Words continued on page 28)


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The 5 hour seminar is geared to instruct pool players of all skill levels. The seminar will be divided into five different areas of essential pool information and skill development, each taught by a different instructor. The goal of the seminar is to for top players to share inside information, skills and techniques on fundamentals, shot execution, concentration and focus, methods and systems, shot making, game strategy, and more. Every participant will benefit from the full day experience and everyone will be benefit through diligent practicing on the information provided. Players will leave this seminar with practical tools, applicable skills and greater confidence. The first of a series of planned team teaching sessions is set for Sunday, November 16th, at Classics Billiards, beginning at 10:30 am. Each seminar is limited to 30 students. The instructors for the November 16th seminar at Classic Billiards are Glen Atwell, Brad Gowin, Andrew Monstis, John Moribito and Pat Schumacher. Individually, each instructor has 20 to 40 years of high level playing experience and all have teaching experience, either formally or informally. This undertaking is possible because of the help from Cascade Pool League, a BCA & VNEA players’ league, Classic Billiard Pool Hall on 122nd and SE Powell in Portland, Bigfoot Billiards, a table manufacturing, refurbishing and recovery business in Troutdale and Dragonfly tattoo Vancouver, Wa. And Cue Clean, (PCC Products) International Cue product company, based in Portland, Oregon. Thanks to outside sponsorship, the cost of this seminar, normally almost $200, is only $60. Besides 5 hours of instruction, students will also receive free lunch and free pool time. Are you ready to pick up your game? Inquiries or Registration applicationssign ups Contact: Cascade Pool League at 503-252-4215 or Classic Billiards 503-761-2622. Future Team-taught Seminars are planned. CascadePoolPlayer@msn.com

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NEW BEDFORD, MA first attempt make earning October 11 & 12, 2003 maximum points, 2nd attempt Sometimes a less than — one point less than maximum, and 3rd attempt – stellar beginning in competition two points less than maximum. will inspire certain players to Following is a recap of reach deep within for the focus player scores in a shortened and execution skills necessary “leader board” presentation of to win the “big one”. In addition, sorts. The top 4 players are a player that consistently listed in order of points earned finishes in the top 2 or 3 cumulatively after each positions of international discipline is finished. These championships is due to wear “pocket scores” provide you the “crown of victory” eventually. with the changing player Stefano Pelinga of Italy has positions, as each “artistic pool” played in “artistic pool” events skill technique comes to since 2000 under the WPA and completion. In addition, some ESPN umbrellas. He has highlights of “artistic action and moved from one competitive beauty” are given along the arena to another in search of way…with specific mention of several illusive titles, but seems Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman the “title” champion for each to maintain his primary discipline. foundation in Italy as their official Trick Shot Pelinga also earned the prestigious overall “title” Champion. He also adorns the warming lights of of 2003 US Open “Artistic Pool” Champion – a the ESPN Trick Shot Magic event, having finished “victory” well deserved!!! runner-up to Mike Massey in 2001 and Tom “Dr. Special Note: Sportsmanship award presented Cue” Rossman in 2002. to Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman (By vote of players) All of that changed on October 11 and 12, One other point of competitive 2003 at Accu Billiards in New Bedford, MA. The accomplishment should be noted at this time. “crusade” of “artistic pool” took a gigantic leap Andy Segal was in 11th place before the jump forward with its inaugural US Open discipline, and moved all the way to 4th place Championship, as 20 players from 3 continents when the smoke had cleared. This display of and 16 states/provinces and/or countries competitive spirit and drive is a recurring cascaded through the open doors of “sport and characteristic of the players of “artistic pool” as show”. The “who’s who” list of “artistic pool” a whole. Congratulations to each player listed superstars was given a “red carpet” treatment below for completing this “artistic pool” by the Mike Xiarhos family billiard center. professional challenge and exhibiting the image Nicknames were required of each player to entice and demeanor of a champion…one and all! spectator attachment to a favorite and in following each 2 player grouping, as they traveled down Special thanks to the Mike Xiarhos family of Accu the 8-discipline/40 shot-challenge golf course Billiards, the players, the fans, event staff, style format together. sponsors, and GTS Ministries for the wonderful Dipsy/Doodle…Hustler Bank, with show before the awards ceremony. Dressing…Just Winging It…Circular Draw… For complete event results/stats/payouts go to Machine Gun…Resistance Draw…Snap/ www.drcuepromotions.com and click the red Crackle/Pop/Jump/Nip/Draw…Trapped and ball on the home page (The “Artistic Pocket” Corner Hooked…Passing Lane…Reverse Newsletter). Scroll down the page to the 2003 Around the Wall…Yo-Yo Masse…The Big U. US Open “Artistic Pool” Championship. You The dips and dives/twists and turns of these may also visit www.artisticpool.org for updates names would challenge the “best of the best”. and other information on the “crusade” of “artistic Four rounds of competition (2 on day one and 2 pool” worldwide. on day two) would allow each player to take 3 attempts at each challenge or score via a special points system. Degrees of difficulty on the 3 attempt challenges range from 5 to 11, with a

OVERALL POSITIONS OF FINISH 1st Stefano Pelinga Italy, Europe 2 nd Mike Massey Utah, USA 3 rd Nick Nikolaidis Quebec, Canada 4 th Andy Segal New York, USA th 5 Lukasz Szywala Poland, Europe 6 th Charles Darling Missouri, USA 7 th Sebastian Giumelli Argentina, South America 8 th Ralph Eckert Germany, Europe 9 th Steve Geller North Dakota, USA 10th Tom Rossman Indiana, USA 11th Rick Malm Arizona, USA 12th Jamison Neu Missouri, USA 13th Michael Mossin Russia, Europe 14th Ken Aylesworth Washington, USA 15th Bruce Barthelette Massachusetts, USA 16th Steve Lillis New Jersey, USA 17th Rick Hawkinson Indiana, USA th 18 Chris Laurino New Jersey, USA 19th Jim Garabedian Connecticut, USA 20th Arkadiy Loshakov Russia, Europe TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 333

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From The Work Bench by: Pat Sheehan See Ad Page 13 Editor’s Note: If you didn’t get a chance to read Pat’s article on tipping your cue from last December and January’s issues – here it is again. I started tipping cues for my Dad, Joe Sheehan when I was ten years old, some fiftyfour years ago. Dad started tipping cues at the Brunswick Chicago office in 1918, (hundreds of cues every day) and he hated it. It became my job. 25 c for a tip only, 50 c for Pat Sheehan point and tip and 75 c with a buck horn ferrell. I did about 20 cues a week and in 1948 that was a lot of money for a fifth grader. Dad had shown me all he knew and I finished up with a very good-looking tip. In those days the tips were shaped like a gum drop and you had to beat them with a hammer to get them to the right size, glue them on, trim them, shape them and burnish the sides with a leather burnisher. The big problem was the glue. The adhesives were not able to withstand the shock that a tip gets. I started with the Hyde glue that you heated in a double boiler. If you tipped cues all day long every day it was great. But I only worked on cues on the weekend. You had to wait a long time for the glue to heat and then it would mildew after two weeks and you had to start over mixing and boiling. Then we started using Lepage’s Mucilage glue, easy, but one out of five fell off after one week in play. When the cues come back for retipping there was no leather stick to the point. Bad sign. Brunswick’s Ku glue was my next try. It was a little better, one in ten after one week and one in five came back with some leather and one in ten with a top worn down to the point itself. I tipped all of Willie Mosconi’s shafts when he came to Portland. He was very fussy about how it was done and I learned a lot from him. Jimmy Caras showed me that a few holes in the tip and point would give the glue a better chance to penetrate and built a greater surface of glue. Brunswick discontinued Ku glue and we were back to square one, Elmer’s glue, Tight bond, Contact cement, none of them worked as well. Eastman Kodak came up with a glue for the military to glue circuit boards that broke, back together. A little tube cost Uncle Sam $90. It was the best thing to come along but besides tips it stuck fingers to tips and fingers to fingers. It was also hard to get. Since we covered all of the pool tables on all of the military bases, sometimes I could talk one of the Electronic Repair people out of a used tube. Shortly, it came out on the under many various names but it was a Super Glue. Those that were available didn’t work the same. I found the fit had to be perfect and that wasn’t always the case with a cue tip. After trying all the glues that didn’t work in the early 1980’s I came across Satalite City and their full line of “super” glues. They make three thick nesses, red a thin easy flowing, yellow a thicker slower dry and green a very heavy gap filling glue. The first step in a successful job is to get both surfaces clean and as flat as possible. Super glue works by the cyanoacrylate chemical attracting molecules of both surfaces so anything that stands in between will cause the bond to fail. There is a chain of molecules that builds up on the bond. One molecule that grabs the H O molecules on each surface and holds 2 the two surfaces as though they are one. We use a 12” disc sander to clean the ferrule (You probably don’t have one, but a cue top sander at about $10 from me or others). To clean the tip 80 grit sandpaper on a piece of glass or on a flat board, with an awl poke a few holes in the tip for added surface area. We do a lot of cues for taverns and hand use locations, so to really make a tip stick even if the cue hits the cement floor; we put a drop of Green Super T on the ferrule and a drop of Red on the tip and press together at once. A shot of NCF accelerator to hold in place and slip it into a 6 ft. pipe clamp for 2 minutes. If you miss the bond or the tip is not centered take the tip off and reclean both surfaces. Super glue does not stick well to super glue. If you do stick your fingers together, nail polish remover will free them. If you are just doing a few cues the Yellow glue will give excellent results on its own. Put a drop on the tip and the ferrule and press together with your thumb. Hold it for about 30 seconds then put the cue butt up resting on the tip. The more glue you put on the longer you have to hold them together. Now you are ready to trim the tip. We have a special jig on the 12” sander but a very sharp knife works very well. Invert the cue on a piece of wood; make a small cut following the ferrule pushing forward and downward. Taking tiny bites turn the cue into the knife and trim the tip as flush as possible with out making it cone shaped. Finish with fine sandpaper. On a (From The Work Bench continued on page 23)


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the year end festivities, and a special tribute was made to parting director Vic Valdez. NWPA members voted Martha Hartsell, of Oregon, the NWPA Sportswoman of the Year, and Huang was presented with a beautiful first place trophy for her stellar performance on the tour during 2003. “She has raised the bar for all of us, and we are proud to have her playing on our tour,” said Mary Hopkin, the NWPA media coordinator. The “Czar” was presented with an award for sporting the best tattoo on the tour. NWPA Production Coordinator Julie Valdez took home an award for

Katherine Czarkowski

giving us one of the funniest moments of the year, when during breaking she threw her cue like a javelin, across the table, and it landed underneath a snooker table 15 feet away. Nobody was injured during the incident. Before the festivities, Huang proved she had come to Lynnwood to play 9-ball whisking easily through the bracket’s A side, beating Shawn

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Czarkowski took a longer road, starting strong in the A bracket, with wins over Janie Reckard, 7-2; Tiffany Taylor, 7-3; and Kim Gates, 7-4; before losing to Jaclyn Fitchner, of Oregon, 6-7. Not disheartened, Czarkowski confidently blazed through the B-side, beating Josie Leroy, 7-1; Tiffany Taylor, 7-5; Debi Welfringer, 7-3; and Regene Springett, 7- 4; before meeting Fitchner again to see who would go home with a third place finish. Czarkowski got her revenge, beating Fitchner 7-3. The finals match between Huang and Czarkowski was close, with neither woman playing her best game, and both trading games back and forth. Czarkowski tied the score at 7-7, and had opportunities to pull ahead in the following game, but missed a six ball, allowing Huang to get on the hill first. Huang didn’t stay there long, popping in a 9-ball break for the win.

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The Pool Whisperer . . . . Lance McGill: Ongoing Education Send your questions about pool and game situations to: poolclass@webtv.net McGills Billiard Academy - 1306 NW Hoyt St B1 - Portland, OR 97209

Recall vs. Billiards Each time that I begin an article, the first thing that crosses my mind is what’s goin’ on in the world away from pool. And each of those times I find that whatever the outstanding event is, it somehow, and easily, relates directly to pool. This month it was the recall election in California; and I most certainly thought there would be no way to include that in this text. Well, that lasted for less time than it took to complete the thought. One ruler of Bavaria - Maximilian II. Lost his kingdom in 1704. Yup...he got himself recalled. He was deposed for losing $3,600,000.00. And he lost it playing billiards. So pool cost him $3,600,000 AND a kingdom. Maybe he thought that because all of his subjects in the kingdom were shaped like “backers,” that’s what they were. (I’d like to do an article on backers so if you have an interest in that please let me know.) Annnnd, here we go. To the mail. A lot of confusion and frustration seems to come from players that play on various sized tables. I’ll put as much of a foundation here for you as I can. So much comes to mind that I’m gonna sit down here and discuss it now in the school with Mike (who asked in person) and tape the answer. I’ll type it in here word for word: “first, let’s agree that most of you go to the next table size and continue playing as you normally would. That, simply won’t work. At this point, I’ll focus only on 9 foot tables and 7 foot bar boxes. That’s the most

common case for what we’re discussing. FIRST, MOVING FROM THE 9 FOOTER TO THE BARBOX: 1). Players moving to the barbox will make more balls. 2). They’ll also play worse patterns and much worse position than they’re used to. 3). Most balls are played to the corner pockets; when you play on a 9 footer you play to the outside of the corner pocket. If you do this on the barbox, you lessen the size of

even later.) 5). When faced with an angle to the side or more angle to the corner, choose the corner. Often you’ll see how that will naturally help with cueball position in a lot of situations. The position and patterns will be different because there’s so much less room. The size difference is 16 square feet! Imagine a cueball sitting in the middle of a tile floor 4 feet by 4 feet; that’s how much room to move around you’re losing.

your target by HALF! Play the barbox to the inside of the corner pockets. This is all of course, for the lovely speed. If you’re hitting firmly, aim for the center and favor the inside (SEE DIAGRAM #1). 4). Avoid the side pockets while you’re new at the barbox ..... you ain’t gonna play’em well (maybe not

I mention patterns because within this limited amount of space, you have to be more specific with the stone. That means a pattern that would work 100 times on the 9 footer may never work on the barbox. “Never” is lousy odds. To support this even more I’ll tell you these 2 things: if I could only bet on

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1 game of pool and didn’t know what the game would be; just have to choose a player- I would’ve chosen Luther Lassiter. He played on the (10) and the 9 footers. He had a thing he called “getting his cueball” meaning that even though he was playing on the 9 footer, he would practice on the 8 footer. The cueball is harder to control because of the 8 and a half square feet of difference and still maintains nearly the feel of a 9 footer as far as shot making. I include this to support and illustrate that even the best know how effective the differences are. (I should mention that the reason the shot making remains nearly the same is that a pro is playing shots that are routinely 1824 inches long whether it’s a 9 or and 8 footer.) Now: Moving from the barbox TO THE 9 FOOTER: 1). Play to the outside of the corner pockets. 2). You can make more use of the side pockets and, do so sparingly. Especially in 9 ball, a lot of run stoppers are played into the side pockets. 3). Play shorter (length of shot) cueball position and move more toward defense in your overall strategy. Different tables REQUIRE different styles of play. They also require different skill sets. If we eliminate Jim Rempe and Allison, we readily see that the transition from a snooker table to the 9 footer isn’t easy. Snooker requires far less speed and jump shots aren’t even allowed. Cueballs are only fueled with a lot of english when playing safe and, there’s no power break shot in (McGill continued on page 23)


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Ladies Spirit Tour These ladies have qualified and will be playing in the WPBA 2003 Cuetec Cues 9-Ball National Championship at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR November 19-23, 2003 Tracie (Majors) Hines whose hometown is Tallahassee, Florida currently resides in Cairo, Georgia. She has played pool for 15 years but began competitively in 1998. Tracie’s top finishes includes: 2001 – 1st –LBAF (Ladies Billiard Association of Florida), 2002 – 2nd – Ladies Spirit Tour, Inc. and 2002 – Florida State Champion. Sponsored by Slayer Technologies, she endorses and plays with a Predator Cue. Hobbies include: Artist / Painting, Building, Refinishing Furniture.

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Helene L. Caukin started playing pool at the age of 14 in Barberton, Ohio. Her father and grandfather were pool players. After a long hiatus from the sport she joined a Valley National Eight-ball Association (VNEA) league and in 1998 came in first place in the Florida State VNEA Championship in the ladies division and placed 25th in the BCA Nationals in Las Vegas. In 1998 Helene also started playing nine ball in the Ladies Florida Tour. She says, “I absolutely hated the game at first, now it is my favorite.” In 2002 she ended the season in fifth place.

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Greek Village and West Union Sports Pub by: Pat Sheehan If you guys out there haven’t noticed the game of pool has changed a great deal in the past few years. I’m not talking about ball-in-hand or roll out, but the number of women playing pool and the number of successful female owners and managers. Merle Humphreys of O.P.A.L. the local A.P.A. league told me that 1/3 of the almost 10,000 members are women. He and his wife, Boomer, have created one of the most successful league divisions west of the Mississippi and Boomer was the every day drive that makes OPAL work. This month we will see the Women’s Pro Championships played at Chinook Winds Casino November 1923. I had the opportunity to interview one of the success stories, Irene Pavlatos, the manager of The ceiling tile at the Village can reflect your own personality. the Greek Village and West Union Sports Pub. It took four months to get a chance to sit and talk with Irene. She has both bars to manage, lots of quarters and bills to count, checks to write and decisions. She is also a single mom with two girls and a boy to raise plus she is taking Pre-Med courses at P.C.C. and is an “A” student. Her father, Andy Pavlatos, bought out a bikers bar with a reputation for drugs called the Ranchito Inn in 1971. It took a long time to change the place around and build a clientel that still comes in. Andy called the new place the Greek Village and has the best Gyros and Soulki sandwiches in town. There is of course a full menu. In 1988, Irene started working in the Village swinging a mop, filling ketchup jars, doing the books and learning the business. By 1994, Andy was confident enough in Irene that he opened another location and the Happy Greek International Deli was born with flags of all nations flapping in the breeze and a plant growing in every corner. The place was clean and light. The only thing it lacked was cash flow. The Irene Pavlatos Village had spoiled Andy and Irene. They missed counting the quarters out of the pool tables and the price of beer. In 1996 the Deli became the West Union Sports Pub, 5340 NW 185th in the small area called West Union. Now there are apartments and condos all over the area. The little clearing where the Deli stood is a shopping mall so in 2002 the bar and restaurant expanded and three more pool tables were added in a new Recreation Room. The first time I played pool in the village was for the finals of the Bud Lite League. Our team played there and at Joe Ringo’s Rococo’s. I recall that the tables at the Village were awful. The cloth was loose, tables not level and 2 3/8” cue balls. We got through to the semi finals. I was glad that we ended there for the last ball fell at about 4 a.m. Three years later, Irene called me out to help. We were going to cover two tables and shampoo two others. The bed cloth was so loose that we had to recover the four tables. Irene wanted not to continue hearing complaints and wanted the tables to play well. I guess we did a good job because we have been doing

the Greek Village ever since. The next time we were called to the West Union Pub and have been “The Men of the Cloth” there. Three years ago they added hard liquor to both places, so I had to ask Irene how it changed the operation. Of course it added revenue, but Irene told me that it changed the demographics of the patrons. More and more women started coming in. Irene thought that the girls favored the fancier cocktails and felt it was more sophisticated to sip a mixed drink than slosh a glass of suds. I had a chance meeting with the ex-Governor of Oregon, Barbara Roberts, and asked her opinion. For most of her adult life Barbara felt uneasy going into a tavern but was at ease where food and hard liquor were served. She has been a customer at Kay’s Lounge on Milwaukie and Bybee like my wife and I for many years. The G o v e r n o r seldom orders a drink but enjoys the gang and the food. Pool leagues Cerrie Bird morning person at the Union can warm you with her have picked up at both locations, and Irene has women playing both at the Village and the Union. Irene is slowly changing the décor, slowly but surely at both locations. At the Village the entire ceiling is covered with personal greetings on each tile. For $5 you can buy a tile but it must be done in style. Irene furnishes the paint, brushes and artistic ideas. She is planning a tap handle museum but the friendliness of the staff is what brings the customers back to both locations. Most of the group has been there for years. Cerri Bird has been the Morning Star at the Union since the pool tables first arrived eight years ago. Orges Pgetri is a cook from Albania who has a great sense of humor. It’s a fun place to be.

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WESTERN BCA REGIONAL 9-BALL TOURNAMENT By: Jean Bartholomew Photos Courtesy of Darin Walding

Open Scotch had Anderson and This had to be one of the best weeks at Elder winning by beating Welch and the beach for this tournament. The Mahaffey. 3rd was Smith and Dierks weather was just georgeous all week. and Seal and Valdez got 4th. This is unheard of in Oregon in late Mens Open Singles featured Brett October. It was definitely shorts and tSeylor in the winners position. Dan shirt weather. The only thing wrong was Hart- 2nd, Jeff Jerome at 3rd and that the tournament was indoors. (At Tom Lyons was 4th. There was a field Chinook Winds Casino). of 229 players, so just getting in the This tournament was a huge success money was quite a feat. and I believe everyone who came had a Womens Open Singles had Shari wonderful time. There were many new Ross come out on top with her to this tourney, players and teams. Good excellent play. Marian Henderson got players, all. Welcome. This event second place. Karla Bagley was 3rd features some of the top players in the Womens Open Team 2nd Treacherous Wenches (l to r) Gail Gould, Barbara Henry, Julie Colgate and Liz Cole at her first BCA Northwest and the caliber of play is super. tournament came charging from the backside 4th, 5/6th Justin Lilje and Dave Thompson, 7/8th There was not any surprise to the Mens Master to get 4th. Russell Cearley and Dave Randall. All of these Single winner, namely, Glenn Atwell. Rich Geiler 3 Person Mens Teams. Jim Davenport, Dan men played topnotch pool and but for a roll or from the Seattle area came in second. Ivan Doty, Hart and Dana Aldridge pooled their talents to two, it could have been different. win first place over 101 entries. They represented Congratulations to all of you. Riverside Billiard & Blues. The Islanders were In the Womens Master Singles, 2nd. O.C.,(Oregon City) at 3rd; Deadly Strokes, Martha Hartsell bested the rest. 4 th ; Bounty She is playing at the top of her Hunters, 5th/ game and we wish her well in the 6th with coming pro event. Cindy Doty Woodys II. came in second, with Kris 7th/8th had Robbins at third. Barb Thompson The Mad finished a very nice 4th, 5/6th went Dogs and On to Phyllis Fernandez and Jackie The Wire Fitchner. Nice going ladies. Gang. 9th/ The Mixed Masters Scotch was 12th- The won by Glenn Atwell and Andrea S i l v e r Mens Open Team 1st (l to r) Dana Aldridge, Jim Davenport, Dan Hart Saenz Maes, in the toughest ever Bullets, field of 40 teams. Elce and Wanna B’s, Kitchner were 2nd. Marcaulier and Marcaulier Longview, had a respectable 3rd place with Bill Wo o Wa h a at 3rd and Jenson and Jenson at 4th Rosenberry from down south in Eugene finishing and No Mens Masters Glenn Atwell

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Respect. 13th/16th-M’ Out, 2 P & C, Loss Loco Lobos and Shelske, Rabito and Amazon. 17th/ 24th Sexton, Cully and Vego, Hippie Stories, Team Fury Puyallup Elks, Medical Neccessity, Rackrunners, NE140 and B.B.M finished the Mens teams. Womens Teams-Harveys Not Real came through with Shari Griffin, Janie Rickard and Marji Avlon doing the honors; Treacherous Wenches at 2nd; 3rd- Jackies Jezebels; 4th had team WAM; Make It Simple was 5th; 7th/8th was The She Hawks and Masters Scotch (l to r) 1st Glenn Atwell, Andrea Saenz Maes Ol’Tima; 9th/12th Harveys Not Really A Team, Don’t Go There, Noti Heartbreakers and Black Horse. Congratulations to everyone and hope to see you at the 8-ball in March.

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R E S U R R E CT I O N 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; www.carterkeatingnovels.com or creativecounselingconcepts.com

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TONY ‘EVER READY’ REYES STOOD FIVE SIX AND WEIGHED about hundred-thirty pounds. True to his name, he zipped around the table like a motorized toy car, hardly stopping to take a breath. Articulately, he pocketed one ball after another, smiling, grinning, shaking his head, studying, then shooting again. “A real piece of work,” I said admirably. “Little guy’s a smooth running machine. Nothing bothers him. His whole focus is on the game, as if nothing else exists.” We were on the third floor railing, eyeing the action down on the Galleria atrium’s first floor. “Impressive,” Elizabeth said respectfully. “And he is entertaining,” she said. “Like a little buzz saw. And his intensity reminds me of someone else I know, but in a different way.” “Uh huh.” She grabbed my elbow. “Well, Mr. Keating,” she said proudly, “seeing that you’ve just made the finals, there’s only room for one other player. Are you hoping it’s Ever Ready?” I gazed down to the main floor and watched. Two Brunswick Gold Crown nine-foot tables had been placed in the center of the atrium. Originally, sixteen tables had been brought in and now after five days of competition, the tables were down to two. “Quite a place,” she cooed, “it’s been a great tournament.” Gawking down on the semi-final match, she said, “the finals begin in less than three hours.” She locked her hands around my elbow and looked into my eyes lovingly. Nod. I blew out a large breath of air and added, “the two semifinalists play for third place, then immediately thereafter the finals start.” “Are you surprised you made it to the finals?” She leaned in closer. Her lips only inches away from mine. “Yes and no,” I said. “In the beginning I felt like I was treading water, just trying to stay alive. Then when I had the momentum, I started believing in the possibilities.” Pause. “Elizabeth?” “Yeah?” Her head perked up as she eyed me directly. Nervous. I felt myself wanting to stammer, “Would you marry me?” Her eyes swelled the size of

jawbreakers, then narrowed as she staggered back a step and said, “wha. . . what?” “Know this comes as a surprise . . .but I love you and want to be married to you.” She leaned back, fluttered her eyes and stared at me with a smile that was somewhat unsure, wondering if I was serious. “Are you proposing to me, Carter Keating?” She asked. The smile stayed, still hopeful, but still unsure. “Yes,” I said assertively, holding her elbows, eyeing her straight on, “will you marry me?” She kept staring. She didn’t say a word. If she was speechless, I couldn’t tell, only that I had all of her attention. On the main floor, Ever Ready must have made a spectacular game winning shot. A cheer emanated

up through the atrium. I glanced down over the balcony and saw Ever Ready congratulated by his opponent. “Looks like Ever Ready’s the man,” I said. Elizabeth shook her head and stood there eyeing me without saying anything. Leaning in, I kissed her cheek lightly and said, “Know you might say no and if you do I’ll understand . . . and I promise to give you time to think about it.” She flitted her head, blinked rapidly and said, “I – I” “Don’t’ need an answer now,” I said. “I love you, Carter, you know that,” she stammered. Nod. “Keating!” Joe Lauterette yelled from down the hall at a

In Part One, Carter Keating, college graduate and former Special Operative returns home from a tour of duty in the Colombian jungles. Gracie, his significant other, has dumped him for someone else. He enrolls in the local police academy and meets new friend, Joe Lauterette. Later, Elizabeth, a new companion, seeing his love for the game, inspires him to enter the Texas Eight Ball Championships. The story continues as he ponders the decision. Part Two finds Keating and Lauterette at a local restaurant, talking about his former passion for the game, and the role that Jimmy the Stick Gadwell and old Charley Sturgis had in teaching him to be a young prodigy at only eighteen. Part Two ends as Keating decides to fish his cues out of mothballs and prepare for the tournament. Part Three has Keating working on his game in Sharky’s, a popular Houston hangout. In the interim, Danny the Brat approaches Keating for a game. A verbal confrontation ensues and the Brat storms off pouting. Later Linda Jo Minard, a local singer and pretty good player, approaches Keating while he practices. Part Four continues as Keating befriends Linda Jo. As he leaves Sharky’s another confrontation almost develops between Keating and Danny the Brat’s cohorts. Later, Keating, Lauterette, Linda Jo, and Elizabeth anxiously await the pairings for the Texas Prelims. The story continues as Keating and his first opponent, an Asian pair off in an eight ball race to five. In Part Five, Keating beats the Asian handily and wins a testy second match. Given a schedule break, Keating skates out for a burger. The Brat’s cronies confront him in the parking lot and Keating deals with the two bullies. Someone steals his Corvette in Part Six and short on time, he runs back to Sharky’s and is run down by a biker and injures his leg. A kind old man takes him back to Sharky’s just in time to make his match. In Part Seven, Keating and the Brat face off in the prelim finals. After a bitter, intense match, Keating finally wins and advances to the state playoffs. The story continues...

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back in its case. This can be accomplished with a Very Very lightly damp clean cloth, after this process the cue should again be wiped with a dry cloth before being placed back in its case; Two, always wipe the chalk off your tip before placing back in your case. If you do not wipe off the tip you contaminate the inside of your case with chalk build-up. Long term this will damage your cue and you cues shaft will always have that sticky feeling from all the dirt and grim built up in your case. The Next step in cue Maintenance is care of your cues shaft. The cues shaft and tip are the most important parts of a cue. These two cue components will affect the way a cue plays more than any other part of your cue. These are also the most abused parts of many player cue sticks. The following are tested methods that will allow you to maintain your cues shaft and tip in between professional tune-ups of your cues shaft. 1. Never use any abrasive substance on your cues shaft. a. The first step in keeping your cues shaft clean, is to keep your hands clean when playing pool. Most places we play do not properly clean their tables, this is easily seen when you look at the palm of your hand and see the blue stain after playing on a pool table for a short time. All the dirt and other substances also are smeared on the shaft of your cue unless you repeatedly wash your hands. b. When the shaft of your cue becomes sticky to the touch during your stroke it is necessary to clean it. Cleaning your cues shaft is not a complicated process. All you need are two pieces of clean cloth, and a piece of clean unlettered cardboard. First take one of the pieces of cloth and dampen it very slightly. Wipe it up and down the stroke area of your cues shaft. In most cases it will turn blue The most important single factor from chalk dust and other dirt that have short of learning to stroke the cue built-up on the shaft. ball in the game of pool is cue Immediately after maintenance. wiping your cues shaft down, wipe it down a second time with a dry clean cloth. After wiping the shaft down with the dry cloth burnish the shaft with a piece of clean writing free plain cardboard. To do this wrap the cardboard around the cues shaft tightly, then slide it up and down the cues shaft very fast until the shaft and the cardboard become very warm/hot to the touch. This process will do two things, first it will completely dry the shaft due to the friction produced in the above step. Second it will polish the shaft making the finish very smooth without sanding the cues shaft. The only other item I would recommend for use on you shaft are the Micro Burnishing films produced by Q Smooth or other companies. These Micro Burnishing Films while they are abrasive materials, they are so fine that if used according to the instruction on the package they will do no harm to the shaft of your cue. 2. Never remove the chalk on the tip of your cue by rubbing it on the floor of your favorite establishment when you are through playing. a. This is a common sight that is seen throughout, bars, pool halls, and other establishments where pool tables are present. I would go as far as to say that either most of us have seen someone do this or we have done it ourselves. There are two reasons I would not recommend this to anyone, first and most important is it’s disrespectful to the owner of the establishment, and second the carpeting on the floor in most bars and pool halls is so filthy that by wiping off the cues tip on it you are also smearing many unknown substances on your cue tip which may in-turn cause your tip not to support your game when you need it to most. 3. Always keep your cues tip properly maintained. a. Taking care of your cues tip is not a difficult process. First, keep the tip in the approximate roundness of either a Nickel or Dime. Second, trim off any over hanging portion of your tip that passes or overhangs the cues ferrule. After you trim off portions of over hanging tip, take a piece of masking tape and place it around your cues ferrule where it meets the cues tip this is to protect the cues ferrule during the next step. Then use 150 grit sand paper on the tips edge in a circular motion until the tips edge is smooth. Check the masking tape for tears, and if torn replace it with a fresh piece before continuing. Next repeat the sanding step with 320 grit paper, and finally 600 grit paper to finish the job. Then remove the masking tape from the ferrule and slightly wet the edge of the cue tip that was just sanded. Last again use a piece of clean cardboard and burnish the edge of the cues tip until is brown and shiny. 4. Cleaning and care of the cues butt. a. To clean the cues butt again I recommend, a Very Very damp cloth for wiping down the finish on the cues butt. After removing any dirt or grime from the cues butt it should be waxed with a high quality Carnauba Wax that is clear coat finish safe. This will protect your cues finish from

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Hello, over the last two months I have tried to explain the process of buying a pool cue and the difference in cue construction and design. This month I want to cover a subject that I think is the most important single factor short of learning to stroke the cue ball in the game of pool, and that’s cue maintenance. Far too many people spend large sums of money to buy very high quality pool cues and through neglect allow their prize possession to become a worthless warped piece of wood. Almost on a weekly basis someone brings in a cue stick that is in need of serious help. The main reason this Craig W Rittel problem occurs is information about cue maintenance is not readily available and many people who are knowledgeable about the subject want to keep their knowledge to themselves. The first step in cue Maintenance is a good case. The case should be a hard case; most soft cases offer little or no protection of your cue stick. In addition to this I do not recommend any hard case were the cue is slide into a tube that seals when the cues butt is fully inserted. My thoughts behind this are that after playing for a while most players’ hands will sweat to some degree, this will cause the cues wrap to become damp. In many cases people only use their cue once or twice a week, so this damp wrap will sit in a sealed dark environment until it is used again. Depending on the temperature where the cue is stored mold and mildew may make a home in your case, which will have long lasting effects on your cues finish, wrap, and a moisture build up inside your case may reek havoc on your cues shaft. Last about cases, keep them clean. I can not tell you how many times I have seen people finish their game and break down their cue and just shove it back in their case. There are too problems that are created by doing this; One, chalk is a highly abrasive substance which will damage the finish of a cue stick over time if the is not wiped off before being placed 5800 198th St SW, Ste 19 Lynnwood, WA 98036

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good cue start with 240 sandpaper spinning the cue touching only the ferrule and tip working finer grits to 600. Clean the shaft with the Sheehan’s Super Cue Stick Cleaner and sand with 1000 grit or R & S plastic abrasives. Now round the tip by folding a sheet of 60 grit paper in thirds and cup in your hand pulling toward you at a 300 angle to round to the shape of a nickel. Sheehan’s tip topper will make the job quicker and give perfect results $10. Now comes the part that makes the tip look like a pro did it. Burnish the sidewall with a piece of leather (we make a form fitting burnisher shaped to fit a cue $6) by wetting the topsides with water or a little spit. Bring the leather downward and squeezing, give the tip about 50 strokes or until it shines. This way the tip will not mushroom. Since we have cleaned and sanded the shaft you must now seal it or the sand particles from the cue chalk will work its way into the pores of the wood. I use a special blend of French polishing lacquer adding just a drop or two on a rag and buffing till it squeaks. You’re now ready to do great harm to your opponent at the table.

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snooker. (The break is nearly identical to our 14.1 break.) On 9 footers, everything is the exact opposite. So snooker players don’t have the stroke necessary to dominate us and we don’t have the touch needed to dominate them in

question seems to be the 2 rail hit. This brings up a point that it’s mandatory for you to know and you’re probably walking around without. 1 rail, 2 rail, and 3 rail, systems translate to all table sizes, from barbox to 12 footers. They’ll

their game. The differences in what is required is so large that it’s generally conceded that if a champion from 9 foot table play, went to Sheffield, England (where the championships are played) and did nothing but play snooker for a year, that player wouldn’t even end up in the top 100. So whichever equipment you’re good on, expect to be less skilled on the other.” [end of tape.] The next question is about getting a 2 rail hit getting out of a safety. Most players seem to have 1 rail and 3 rail systems that work for them. On every skill level the

WORK EQUALLY on every table size. WHAT WILL CHANGE IS THE CONTACT POINT ON THE 4 TH RAIL! The system I’ve chosen to give you, is known as CUEBALL “POSITION 5”. I chose this one because it can also be utilized as the 3 rail hit it was meant for and can be extended to make a 4 or 5 rail hit. Here’s what we know: when the cueball sits in what we would call a corner position and now are calling position 5——in shooting the 3 railer- the first rail hit and the third rail hit, will add up to 5. (that’s the 2 long rails) So, from this position, if, (McGill continued on page 27)

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(Colorado Springs, CO) Getting to the top is one thing; staying there is another. Regardless of your field of expertise, continuing education is a vital component of any successful career or business organization. To ensure the continued quality that pool players have always received from Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Instructors, the BCA Board of Directors has approved a Continuing Education Program requirement for all BCA Instructors. The program’s objective is to help BCA Instructors develop more effective teaching methods and improve their communication skills. “BCA Instructors are among the best in the world, and the BCA is committed to maintaining the quality and reputation of the BCA Instructor Program,” said BCA Executive Director Stephen Ducoff. BCA Instructors already have rigorous criteria to maintain and advance their status within the program. They must submit student feedback forms each year and study under BCA Master Instructors. But knowing how to teach the finer points of stroke, position and strategy, a great instructor must also have a mastery of communication skills and advanced teaching methods. To retain their active status, all BCA Instructors must attend at least one Continuing Education Seminar every three years. The daylong program will feature the nation’s best and brightest educators who will impart to BCA Instructors the skills necessary to truly connect with students in a way that creates lasting and dramatic improvements in play. A seminar will be held each year in conjunction with the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo (formerly known as the BCA International Trade Expo). The dates for the first two seminars are April 1, 2004 and April 7, 2005. Both seminars will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The cost for the 2004 Continuing Education Seminar will be $100 per person and will include the following: One free hotel room at the BCA-designated hotel for the night of Wednesday, March 31, 2004. All-day Continuing Education Seminar on Thursday, April 1, 2004. One free ticket to the BCA Hall of Fame Induction Event on Thursday, April 1, 2004. One free badge for the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo, April 1-3, 2004. “This is an impressive package that the BCA has put together,” said BCA Instructor Committee Chairman Bob Radford. “Not only do our instructors receive the latest in teaching methods, they will also be guests at two of the most exciting events in the industry: the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo and the BCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. On the subject of learning, author Doris Lessing once said, ‘That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.’ Our instructors will find that the continuing education program allows them to understand billiards and instruction in a new way.” Detailed registration information for this exciting new program will be mailed to all BCA Instructors by the end of 2003. This information will also be posted on the BCA website (www.bca-pool.com) in the near future. The BCA is a national 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. For more information, please visit www.bcapool.com.

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to get out of a safety, you want to hit a ball that sits at diamond 3, (SEE DIAGRAM #2) you know to hit 2 because diamond 2 and diamond 3 add up to 5. Play with this several ways. It can be the foundation for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 or 7 rail hits. Don’t stop looking until you see it. NOW— a bag of gold nuggets. Not even as joke. Each thing that follows can improve your game while you’re reading. SHARON L asks about how to choose between 2 difficult “jack-up” shots as in DIAGRAM #3. Take each shot to near completion go through

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everything except the contact stroke. Stand behind the shot, approach and get into your stance. Begin actual warm-up strokes and go through half of the contact stroke. Do this again with the other option. Then choose from whatever you experienced which of the shots feels best to you. Also be prepared for your opponent to interrupt with, “What’re you callin?” This is guaranteed to happen because they don’t see anyone take this time and care. Randy wants to know why the banking system he learned for simple banks, “isn’t reliable?” LOOK, the angle in equaling the angle out thing is a myth. It’s MISINFORMATION so stop using it! If the balls fell as they do in those diagrams and the cloth remained new for the remainder of your life...that mythical system would be perfect. Oh, I forgot....you’d also have to shoot a speed that may or may not reach the pocket. I can give you a guideline to use if you started with this system when you learned (simple) banks. Either add one-third or two thirds of a diamond to the point the equal in equal out system leads you to. You’ll find that more of your banks go in immediately. The least it’ll do is change and correct your understanding of those banks. Remember that it’s a guideline and so, can be guaranteed to work as such. I think that the more skilled you are the more you’ll be surprised with this one. Also remember that slow speed banks are affected by the cloth and worn cloth shortens the angle. For the emailer (no name was attached), that asked about ways to relieve pressure when you draw that monster local champion: touch your teeth together as lightly as you can. Even lighter that that. See how close you can get them without them actually touching. You’ll reject this at first and IT ABSOLUTELY WORKS! For Chef Adam in Houston and the others of you that asked about throw: for frozen or nearly frozen balls- you can expect to throw a ball one inch for every foot of distance it travels. And the often asked question this time from Sheila, who’s become a regular: the system of hitting the frozen object ball and rail at the same time works about half of the time. Why is that? I’ve read it so many places?! Another myth—first, visualize the width of a credit card. Then hit that much before the object ball. For Justin who asked how he can add more speed when running an object ball down the long rail? He says he can make nearly all of them until he needs speed for position on the next ball. You’ll find that jacking up either the slightest or a little bit will gain the result you’re after. For the position questions including Amanda’s, and for most of you to be able to help improve your position play right now I can tell you this one thing. Play in such a way that you’re always working on the third object ball. The angle you want to have on the third ball dictates how you play the first ball. Continue through your racks this way. Someone asked about buying a cue and not being allowed to chalk it up. I suggest that sellers stock some tan chalk and buyers go in with tan chalk and the shop owner may learn something from you. The tan is easy to remove and blends in not only with the tip color- it also blends in on the shaft! Such a simple solution to be so under utilized. A lot of you say that practice is boring no matter how you vary your work. All I’ll say in that regard is this simple statement. The road to mastery passes directly through boredom. To get to mastery you must be able to get through boredom. Like life, pool is mind over matter; if you don’t mind, then winning won’t matter. Do the work. mcgill

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distance. Holding Linda Jo’s hand, he dragged her hurriedly down the corridor. “They’re calling for you. Something ‘bout going over the rules.” Elizabeth and I stared at them both without saying anything. “Heard they found your car,” Linda Jo said rhetorically, breathing hard as they approached us. “Kids out on a joy ride,” I said as they joined us, “no damage, nothing taken.” “Like I said, Keating,” Joe growled, “Born in friggin’ tree, oughta go live in the zoo with the rest of them primates.” “Joe!” Linda Jo scolded, “He’s getting ready to play in the finals.” “Aw, baby, man’s got ice in his veins. Trust me, nothing riles this guy.” I smirked. Elizabeth laughed, “What a combination. I’ve always wondered,” she said grinning, “what the Lord had in mind when he put the two of you together.” “Insanity for the rest of us,” Linda Jo teased, looking straight at Elizabeth. Her cheeks reddened as a scintillating smile washed across her face. “What happened to you,” she asked Elizabeth, “You look like you’re full of it.” Elizabeth breathed in deep, fluttered her eyes and smiled like the Chesire Cat. I sighed. The thought of

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playing Ever Ready paled in comparison. EVER READY, FLOATED AROUND THE TABLE LIKE A BUTTERFLY, filled with energy. His intensity reminded me of Michael Jordan eyeing a three pointer in the seventh game of the playoffs. Every shot had his complete attention. “Little Dork don’t miss,” Joe elaborated. Nod. “Cocky, too,” Joe added. Ever Ready leaned into the shot and drilled the eight into the corner pocket. “How many rack’s that, Carter?” Joe asked. Shrug. “Four in a row without missing?” Nod. “Dang, ya haven’t even had a shot yet . . .” Sighing heavily, I turned to Joe directly and muttered, “he doesn’t know me, Joe. He has nothing to be afraid of . . . no intimidation. Part of the game he doesn’t have to concern himself with.” “Well whyn’t I go over n’ tell him who he’s playing. “Joe, zip it up,” I replied softly, holding back a small smile. “But –“ “Zip it up, Joe,” I said turning away, grabbing my ice tea, taking a sip. (Resurrection continued on page 29)

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and similar raps unless you want your back hand to slip during the stroke. Butt Plate — The part at the end of the stick that you will be holding if you’re stretched way out over the table to reach a distant cue ball. Often this is made of tough plastic to survive frequent encounters with the floor. Fancy sticks will also have a Butt Sleeve which is some added decoration between the end of the wrap and the Butt Plate. House sticks (also known as Wallabushkas, denoting where they’re kept) usually have neither and simply end in solid wood. Bumper — The rubber part that lets the stick bounce a little if you drop it on the floor. Balance — The point along the cue, usually in the forearm, where you can teeter-totter the cue horizontally on a finger, measured from the bumper. A typical balance is 19 inches, and if you get a custom made cue, this is one of the things that you may want to specify. I find that if I’m using a house cue to break at eight or nine ball, the balance is more important to me than weight. Diameter — This nearly always refers to the diameter of the ferrule and tip, and is given in millimeters because all the good tips used to be made in France, the home of the metric system. A common diameter is about 13mm, but I like something smaller, down around 11.5mm. Experiment for yourself. On custom cues, you can also specify the diameter of the butt, which is usually given in inches to complicate things. Weight — You will find the weights of house cues in ounces stamped on the butt, and it might range from 17 to 21. Often the number is correct within one or two ounces. Some players are very sensitive to the weight of the stick. I recommend that you try a wide range of weights before making any buying decisions. Stiffness — The shaft bends to the side when it strikes the cue ball off-center. It’s not yet clear that this has a major effect on what you can get the cue ball to do, but it certainly changes how the stick feels in your hands. Some like flexible and some don’t. Squirt — This was mentioned in an earlier column on the perils of using English. This is also called deflection and is a property of the front part of the shaft, mostly. When you apply side spin, the cue ball moves off to the side some, at an angle that depends on how much spin you’re applying. More spin, more squirt. The important point here is that different shafts have different amounts of squirt, and if you try to use English with a shaft that squirts differently than what you’re used to, your game will be a series of very unpleasant surprises, culminating in the loss of your room rent. Avoid this outcome. In future columns, I’ll cover other terms used for other parts of equipment and in play — but not next time, we’ve had enough vocabulary lesson for a while.

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abrasion caused by chalk dust, and from minor bumps that cues sometime get when being used. I recommend this cleaning on a monthly basis at a minimum if you regularly use a certain cue. 5. Never leave your cue anywhere where it is exposed to major temperature changes for a long period of time. a. The worst place to keep your cue is the trunk of your car. This is the one place in your car that is not temperature controlled. During a summer day the trunk can reach temperatures of 120 degrees or more, and at night the temperature can drop 30 to 40 degrees in that same trunk in no more than a few hours after the sun has gone down. These rapid shifts in temperature will cause swelling and expansion wherever unlike materials are joined. This temperature shift will also effect inlays under the cues finish in the same manner. Long term this expansion and swelling will crack the cues finish and in severe cases even cause cracks to form in the cues forearm and butt. This is the number one form of damage seen, and it is the easiest to prevent by using a little thought when storing your most prized possession.

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Out of the corner of my eye, Joe slumped down in his chair and looked like a puppy that’d just been scolded. I strolled over to the table, grabbed the rack and thumbed in the balls. The promoters had the temperature down to keep the new Simonis cloth free of humidity. My hands felt stiff. I hoped they’d loosen up by my first shot. My chance would come, I knew that. Reyes sauntered over to me as I lifted the wooden rack away from the ball. A strong piercing cologne telegraphed his nearness. He took the palm of his hand, hovered it over the rack for a moment and eyed the balls closely. Glaring at me superciliously, he raised his eyebrows, smirked arrogantly and prowled confidently back to the foot string for the break. Playing to the crowd, he held his cue up like a torch. The gladiator in the arena celebrating his victory. The crowd noise elevated raucously. He grinned so brightly that he looked like a light bulb. I laughed. Ever Ready. A fan yelled words of encouragement and waved from the second floor balcony. Ever Ready grinned wide, glanced up and waved back proudly. Around the balcony, the crowd overlooking the atrium applauded loudly. Ever Ready spread his arms and nodded ceremoniously. I sat there expressionless. Taking in a large breath, I reached for my tea and took in another drink. “Time!” I yelled, pushing out of my seat. Handing my stick to Joe, I said, “guard this, Joe. Be back in a while.” Ever Ready glared instantly at the referee who sat on a barstool fifteen feet back from the Gold Crown. The ref shrugged, and gestured helplessly with his hands. “Finals match, Ever Ready.” Each player,” he said assertively, “can take at least one ten minute break.” He glared back at Ever Ready and said, “It’s in the notes I gave you.” Ever Ready shrugged then sat down in his chair

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with a scowl on his face. The crowd murmured. I threaded myself through the crowd without saying anything. After a stop at the urinal, I washed my face and hands, relaxed for a moment, then turned quickly and hurried to the exit doors. Taking the Westheimer entrance, I stepped outside and breathed in the fresh air. The warm afternoon sun breathed down on me gently. “Car, sir?” the concierge for the Westin Hotel offered openly, glancing my way. He waited patiently for the next guest to arrive. I shook my head. “How you doing in there?” he queried. I canted my head. The question surprised me. He didn’t look like he had time to watch a pool match on a Saturday afternoon. I eyed my watch. Four minutes to go. “The pool tournament?” Nod. “Down four games.” He laughed. A low gentle jolly laugh. “Son,” he said, “Watched you play at the hub ‘bout ten years ago.” A smile spread across his face and accentuated his cheeks. “Doc Keating, The Surgeon, that’s who you are.” He extended his hand, “always liked your game young fella, especially since Charley Sturgis had a hand in it ‘for he died.” “You knew Charley Sturgis?” Nod. “Boss Rickling,” he stated, “howya doing on time?” “Gotta be back in about two and half minutes, Boss,” I said, wide eyed. “Understand.” Pause. “By the way, “you run a couple racks, Ever Ready’ll fold like an accordion. Especially against a disciplined mind like yours.” I stared at him. What he said sounded much like what Charley Sturgis might say to me if he were alive. A gray Lincoln drove up to the curb. “Appreciate it, Boss,” I said. “N’ thanks!” Whirling back around, I hurried inside, wiggled through the shoppers and jogged back into the atrium. OTB Resurrection continues . . .


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January 11-12, 2003 Q Street Billiards Winner: Mary Hopkin March 22-23, 2003 Dr Cue Billiards Winner: Hsin Huang April 12-13, 2003 The Cue Ball Winner: Hsin Huang June 21-22, 2003 McQ’s Billiards Winner: Hsin Huang July 19-20, 2003 City Lights Winner: Hsin Huang September 20-21, 2003 Sunset Family Billiards Winner: Martha Hartsell Oct 11-12, 2003 The Breaking Point Winner: Hsin Huang

NorthWest Tours October 4-5, 2003 - City Lights Winner: Stan Tourangeau October 11, 2003 - Skyland Pub Winner: Glenn Atwell November 1-2, 2003 - Open 9-Ball Let’s Play Billiards - Forest Grove, OR $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 3) November 29-30, 2003 - Open 9-Ball City Lights - Tacoma, WA Thanksgiving 9-Ball Tournament $2,000 ADDED (See Ad page 23) December 13-14, 2003 - Open 9-Ball Harvey’s - Renton, WA $1,000 ADDEDGUARANTEED January 10-11, 2004 - Open 9-Ball Dr Cue Billiards - Shoreline, WA $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 25) January 24-25, 2004 - Open 9-Ball Falls Club - Post Falls, ID $5,000 PAYOUT GUARANTEED (See Ad page 28) March 20, 2004 - Open 8-Ball Mingles, Moscow, ID $500 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 34) 2004 Tour Stops The Cue Ball - Salem, OR (Feb 2004 TBA) McQ’s - Spokane, WA (April 2004 TBA)

July 26-27 Cue-Phoria Carson City, NV Winner: Michelle Rakin August 23-24 California Billiard Club, CA Winner: Michelle Rakin September 20-21 Broken Rack, CA Winner: Michelle Rakin October 25-26 Hard Times Billiards, CA Winner: Michelle Rakin November 8-9 Family Billiards, San Francisco, CA (415) 931-1115 For more information contact Julie Hunter (775) 882-5997

BCWCSA BC Womens Cue Sports Association November 9-10, 2002 Bankshots Billiards Winner: Maryann McConnell January 11-12, 2003 Blondies Billiards Winner: Jackie Pranteau March 15-16, 2003 Bankshots Billiards Winner: Hsin Huang June 14-15, 2003 (9-Ball) Fast Eddie Billiards Winner: Katherine Czarkowski September 13-14, 2003 (8-Ball) Alberni Valley Billiard Club Winner: Maryann McConnell November 15-16, 2003 (8-ball) Blondies Billiards, Abbotsford January 2004 (8-ball) Bankshots


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CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED Auburn Java Billiards (See ad p13) (253) 939-6690 8-Ball “C” $5+$1 g.f. Everett Great American Casino (425) 347-1669 9-Ball Amateur $10 $150 (253) 952-2302 8-Ball SL2,3 + non-league $5 100% ($100 max) Federal Way Tall Timbers (See ad p30) Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Singles $5 50% 9-Ball $5 Pays 80% field Lakewood Longhorn Saloon (See ad p30) (253) 581-2580 9-Ball $5 100% Lakewood Maggie O’Toole’s (See ad p26) (253) 584-3278 Mt Vernon River City (See ad p23) (360) 424-3515 8 Ball - Women’s $5 100% (425) 277-7850 9-Ball No “A” Players $5 100% w/16+ Renton Spotlight (See ad p26) Seattle Legends (See ad p26) (206) 938-3598 8-Ball $5 100% (206) 362-1443 8-Ball Scotch Doubles $3/player 100% Shoreline North City (See ad p29) Tuesdays Everett Great American Casino (425) 347-1669 9-Ball $10 $150 (425) 438-8449 8-Ball $5 Free g.f. 100% Everett The New Grove (See ad p25) Fircrest Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 564-9454 8-Ball $5 Matching Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Spot Option $5 50% Watch for the McDermott NorthWest 8 & 9-Ball Tours Coming to your area in 2004 Lynnwood Corner Pub (See ad p26) (425) 771-8192 8-Ball $5 100% Renton Spotlight (See ad p26) (425) 277-7850 8-Ball No “A” Players $5 100% w/16+ (425) 228-7950 8-Ball $5+$2 g.f. 100% Renton Wild Spirits (See ad p10) Seattle County Line (See ad p33) (206) 762-7370 8-Ball Open $5 100% Seattle Dr. Cues (See ad p25) (206) 365-1187 9 Ball - Texas Express $15M/$10W $25 Spokane McQ’s (See ad p27) (509) 891-8357 9 Ball - Texas Express $5+$2 g.f. $50 Sumner Log Cabin (See ad p29) (253) 863-2905 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Matching Ball in hand Call Pocket $5 $3/player Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 White Salmon Elkhorn (See ad p26) (509) 493-1939 9-Ball $5 $2.50/player Wednesdays Arlington Shotze’s (See ad p26) (360) 403-7665 8 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $7/player Everett Great American Casino (425) 347-1669 8-Ball-Amateur Tourny $5 $150 Everett The New Grove (See ad p25) (425) 438-8449 8-Ball Womens Qual. $5 Free g.f. 100% (253) 952-2302 8 Ball - Modified TAP $5 100% ($100 max) Federal Way Tall Timbers (See ad p30) Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 Scotch Doubles $5 50% Lakewood Longhorn Saloon (See ad p30) (253) 581-2580 8 Ball - Open Tables $5 Pays 80% field Have your weekly pool tournaments listed here Call 406-285-3099 to see how Mount Vernon Riverside Billiards (See ad p26) (360) 848-9767 8-Ball “C” & Below-Vegas $7.50 Okanogan The Club (509) 422-1907 8 Ball Call Pocket FREE $5/player (425) 277-7850 8-Ball Women $5 100% w/16+ Renton Spotlight (See ad p26) Spokane Sage Bar & Grill (See ad p26) (509) 534-9908 8-Ball Call Pocket $3 Matching (253) 863-0742 9-Ball $5 $$$ Sumner Sharkey’s (See ad p26) Tacoma City Lights (See ad p23) (253) 383-3301 9 Ball - Texas Express $9 $150 w/25 Dec 21st Trick Shot Exhibition by Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth at City Lights 4 PM Thursdays Everett The New Grove (See ad p25) (425) 438-8449 Meat Shoot $5 Free g.f. Fircrest Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 564-9454 9-Ball $5 Matching Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Singles $5 50% Lakewood Maggie O’Toole’s (See ad p26) (253) 584-3278 8-Ball $5 100% Olympia Frankie’s (See ad p33) (360) 412-1330 9 Ball - Valley $5 Matching Renton Sunset Billiards (See ad p15) (425) 255-7225 9-Ball $10 50% Renton Wild Spirits (See ad p10) (425) 228-7950 8-Ball Women $5+$2 g.f. 100% Seattle County Line (See ad p33) (206) 762-7370 8-Ball Women $5 100% Seattle Dr Cues (See ad p25) (206) 365-1187 9-Ball B & Below $15 $$$ (509) 891-8357 8 Ball - BCA $5+$2 g.f. $50 Spokane McQ’s (See ad p27) Tacoma Cue & Cushion (See ad p30) (253) 536-1531 9 Ball $5+$2 g.f. $5/player Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 8 Ball - Call Pocket/Ball In Hand $3 $2/player White Salmon Elkhorn (See ad p26) (509) 493-1939 8-Ball $5 $50+based on field Woodinville McCorry’s (See ad p29) (425) 481-7829 8 Ball-Vegas Call Pocket $5 50% Fridays Everett P C’s Pub (See ad p33) (425) 258-9465 8 Ball - B & below $5 200% Everett Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p30) (425) 339-8876 Pool Shoot $3 Mountlake Terr. Richie D’s (425) 670-9990 9-Ball $5 +$2 g.f. $125 w/16 Omak Shorthorn Tavern (See ad p29) (509) 826-0338 8 or 9 Ball $5 (425) 255-9213 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 Renton Mike’s Place (See ad p30) Shoreline North City (See ad p29) (206) 362-1443 8-Ball $3/player 100% Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 8 Ball - Call Pocket FREE $2/player Saturdays Everett The New Grove (See ad p25) (425) 438-8449 9-Ball - Open Qual. $5 Free g.f. 100% Everett Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p30) (425) 339-8876 Pool Shoot $3 Fircrest Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) (253) 564-9454 9-Ball $5 100% Kent Eli’s Road House (See ad p30) (253) 859-1783 Scotch Doubles $5 50% Mountlake Terr. Richie D’s (425) 670-9990 8-Ball $5+$2 g.f. $125 w/16 Okanogan The Club (509) 422-1907 8 Ball - Vegas Rules FREE $5/player Renton Mike’s Place (See ad p30) (425) 255-9213 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 Ridgefield Sportsmen’s (See ad p26) (360) 887-8805 8 Ball - Call Pocket $2 Matching Sumner Log Cabin (See ad p29) (253) 863-2905 8-Ball $5 Matching (253) 472-8806 8-Ball Scotch Doubles $5 Matching Tacoma 72nd St (See ad p30) Tacoma Cue & Cushion (See ad p30) (253) 536-1531 8 Ball $5+$2 g.f. $5/player Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p33) (360) 256-1110 Slop Pool $2 Meat Sundays Arlington Shotze’s (See ad p26) (360) 403-7665 9 Ball $7+$3 g.f. $7/player Everett Great American Casino (425) 347-1669 8-Ball $10 100% Mountlake Terr. Richie D’s (425) 670-9990 9-Ball $5 +$2 g.f. $125 w/16 Okanogan Club (509) 422-1907 9 Ball - Vegas Rules $5 Matching Olympia Frankie’s (See ad p33) (360) 412-1330 8 Ball - Valley $5 Matching

TIME 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 2:00PM 5:30PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 2:00PM 7:30PM 2:00PM 2:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 3:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 2:00PM 6:00PM

Coming in 2004: 2nd Annual Washington State Amateur Trick Shot Exhibition - Contact Sarge at 206-719-2695 Parkland Renton Seattle Spokane Tacoma

Nifty Fifties (See ad p9) Sunset Billiards (See ad p15) Dr Cues (See ad p25) Double Dribble (See ad p26) City Lights (See ad p23)

(253) 538-0280 (425) 255-7225 (206) 365-1187 (509) 468-7946 (253) 383-3301

8-Ball New TD 8-Ball Race to 2 9 Ball - USPPA 8 Ball 8 Ball - Vegas Rules

$5 $7+$3 g.f. $10+$3 g.f. $5 $5

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Qualifier $30 100%

4:00PM 2:00PM 2:30PM 8:00PM 2:00PM


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CITY Aloha Beaverton Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Forest Grove Jefferson Portland Portland Wednesdays Beaverton Milwaukie Stayton Troutdale Thursdays Aloha Beaverton Tigard Fridays Oregon City Salem Salem Stayton Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Portland Salem Salem Salem Sundays Aloha Forest Grove Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Portland Salem Tuesdays Billings Thursdays Billings Billings Billings Sundays Billings Butte

LOCATION Club Underground (See ad p29) Hot Shots Skyland (See ad p15) Hot Shots Let’s Play Billiards (See ad p7) Tommy’s Welcome Inn (See ad p26)

Illusions (See ad p24) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p30) Hot Shots Wichita Pub (See ad p24) Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) Skyland (See ad p15) Club Underground (See ad p29) Hot Shots Classic Billiards (See ad p33) K C Midway (See ad p33) Jammer’s (See ad p12) Sharky’s (See ad p28) Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) K C Midway (See ad p33) K C Midway (See ad p33) JoQ’s (See ad p13) Jammer’s (See ad p12) Sharky’s (See ad p28) Sharky’s (See ad p28) Club Underground (See ad p29) Let’s Play Billiards (See ad p7) K C Midway (See ad p33) Classic Billiards (See ad p33) Greek Village (See ad p17) NiteHawk (See ad p14) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p30) Jammers (See ad p12) King’s Korner (See ad p10) Bullwackers (See ad p5) Corner Pocket (See ad p29) King’s Korner (See ad p10) Bullwackers (See ad p5) Mr Ed’s (See ad p30)

PHONE (503) 649-1006 (503) 644-8869 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (503) 992-7529 (541) 327-3031 (503) 760-4794 (503) 282-8266 (503) 644-8869 (503) 654-4201 (503) 769-7588 (503) 661-6464 (503) 649-1006 (503) 644-8869 (503) 443-6166 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-7494 (503) 391-4912 (503) 769-7588 (503) 656-9501 (503) 656-9501 (503) 287-4210 (503) 362-7494 (503) 391-4912 (503) 391-4912 (503) 649-1006 (503) 992-7529 (503) 656-9501 (503) 761-2622 (503) 643-2119 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-7494 (406) 256-8946 (406) 259-9865 (406) 248-3314 (406) 256-8946 (406) 259-9865 (406) 782-3700

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 8-Ball 8-Ball Pool Tournament 8 Ball - Texas Express 9 Ball - Open 8-Ball - House Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 9-Ball Alternating 9 Ball ‘C’ 9-Ball Texas Express 9 Ball-B & Below Qualifier 8 Ball Blind Dr Scotch Dbls 9-Ball/8-Ball Alternating 8 Ball BCA rules 9-Ball with Break Pot Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9-Ball (1st & 3rd Sat.) 9-Ball (2nd & 4th Sat.) 8-Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball - Race 4/3 Straight Pool (3rd Sun.) 9-Ball 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8 Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Women 9 Ball 8 Ball

ENTRY $5 or $3 $6+$1 $3 $6+$1 $10 $2 $5 $5 $6+$1 $5 $5 $3 $5 or $3 $6+$1 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $10 $5 $5 $5 $20 $5 $5 or $3 $10 $5 $10+$2 g.f. $5 $3M/$2W $10+$2 g.f. $3 $10 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

ADDED $3/player

$50 $25 Matching

Matching Matching $3/player 50% $75/1st w/16 Matching Matching Matching $75/1st

w/16

$5/player $$$ $$$ $3/player $100 $75/1st w/16 50% $100 Matching $5/player $25 Prizes $25 $2.50/player

TIME 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:15PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 10:00AM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 7:30PM 3:00PM 6:30PM 11:00AM 2:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM 7:30PM 9:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 2:00PM

The McDermott NorthWest 8 & 9-Ball Tours Coming to your area PC’s Pub Pub PC’s (425) 258-9465

3021 Rucker Ave Everett, WA

“Where we take pride in what you swallow!”

OPEN 24 - 7 Pool Tournaments

PULL TABS POOL - DARTS - GAMES - - SHUFFLEBOARD - MICRO BRE WS A ND WEEKL Y BRE W SPECIAL S BREWS AND WEEKLY BREW SPECIALS

SPOT BAR & GRILL 7225 4th Plain Blvd

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

Vegas Rules

Vancouver, Washington 360-256-1110

200% Payout

“WHERE EVER YDA Y IS A HOLIDA Y” HAPPY HOURS M-F 4-6 PM EVERYDA YDAY HOLIDAY”

Live Music Fri-Sat 9:30 PM

Classic Billiards SPORTS PUB 12 Pool Tables Valley & TAP Leagues THURSDA Y 9 Ball T ournament 7:00 pm THURSDAY Tournament Valley rules $5 entry Matching Pot SUNDA Y 8 Ball T ournament 6:00 pm SUNDAY Tournament Valley rules $5 entry Matching Pot

Watch For Upcoming Tournaments 3663 Pacific Ave SE #D

Olympia, WA

(360) 412-1330

FREE POOL Mon-Fri 7-9 AM 4-6 PM 12-2 AM

Gold Crown Tables Group Parties Food - Espresso

100’s of Cues from $39.50 to $2500 Dart Supplies

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3636 SE 122nd Portland, OR (503) 761-2622

14411 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard, OR (503) 443-6166

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Maguffy’s Pub

Lottery - Pool - Darts - Foosball Big Screen TV - Games

Great People ~ Great Fun ~ Stop In

KC’s Midway Bar & Grill Saturday Open 10AM Alternating Weeks 9-Ball & 8-Ball - $10 entry 9-Ball Race to 5/4 - 8-Ball Race to 4/3 32 Players max. - 25% Field Paid High Woman finishing out of money gets entry back

See Tournament Listings Fri, Sat, Sun Oregon City - (503) 656-9501

County Line 4536 S Dallas Ave

Seattle, WA

(206) 762-7370

Weekly Tournaments Tuesdays 8-Ball Open - 6:30PM Thursdays 8-Ball Women Only - 6PM $5 entry - House adds 100%


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Tournament Trail CITY Sacramento, CA Forest Grove, OR Wendover, UT Helena, MT Salem, OR San Francisco, CA Bozeman, MT Great Falls, MT Spokane, WA Mtn View, CA Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Billings, MT Hood River, OR Havre, MT Mt Vernon, WA Everett, WA Renton, WA Mtn View, CA Tacoma, WA Bozeman, MT Reno, NV Sacramento, CA Spokane, WA Reno, NV Rugby, ND Great Falls, MT Renton, WA Billings, MT Mtn View, CA Great Falls, MT Sacramento, CA Helena, MT Shoreline, WA Billings, MT Helena, MT Spokane, WA Bozeman, MT Post Falls, ID Great Falls, MT Spokane, WA Mtn View, CA Bozeman, MT Moscow, ID

LOCATION Hard Times (See ad p14) McDermott Tour (See ad p7) Red Garter (See ad Oct Issue) Edge Casino (See ad Oct Issue) Cue Ball (See ad p12) WWR Tour (See ad p30) Eagles #326 (See ad p28) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) McQ’s (See ad p27) CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) Chinook Winds (See insert) Chinook Winds (See insert) Kings Korner (See ad p10) Hood River Billiards (Seeadp30) Eagles Club (See ad p4) River City (See ad p23) Shotze’s (See ad p25) Spotlight (See ad p26) CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) McDermott Tour (See ad p23) Eagles #326 (See ad p5) Sands Regency (See ad p3) Hard Times (See ad p14) McQ’s (See ad p27) Sands Regency (See ad p3) Northern Lights (See ad p8) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) McDermott Tour (See ad p6) Kings Korner (See ad p10) CA Billiard Club (See ad p218) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) Hard Times (See ad p14) Edge (See ad p16) McDermott Tour (See ad p25) Kings Korner (See ad p10) Eagles/VFW (See ad p15) McQ’s (See ad p27) Eagles #326 (See ad p28) McDermott Tour (See ad p28) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) McQ’s (See ad p27) CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) Eagles #326 (See ad p28) McDermott Tour (See ad p11)

PHONE (916) 332-8793 (503) 992-7529 (801) 973-4115 (406) 449-4997 (503) 362-9740 (775) 882-5997 (406) 587-9996 (406) 453-0136 (509) 891-8357 (650) 965-3100 (541) 996-LUCK (541) 996-LUCK (406) 256-8946 (541) 386-2978 (406) 788-6569 (360) 739-4075 (425) 220-9051 (425) 277-7850 (650) 965-3100 (253) 383-3301 (406) 587-9996 (775) 348-2200 (916) 332-8793 (509) 891-8357 (775) 348-2200 (701) 776-5096 (406) 453-0136 (425) 251-9851 (406) 256-8946 (650) 965-3100 (406) 453-0136 (916) 332-8793 (406) 590-7849 (206) 365-1187 (406) 256-8946 (406) 442-0014 (509) 891-8357 (406) 587-9996 (509) 951-1207 (406) 453-0136 (509) 891-8357 (650) 965-3100 (406) 587-9996 (208) 882-2050

EVENT / RULES One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball at Let’s Play Billiards 8 & 9-Ball Events 8-Ball Singles 9-Ball Pechauer Tour 9-Ball at Family Billiards Womens Doubles Limit 24 8-Ball Doubles 9-Ball Class C (see qual.) One Pocket/9-Ball Celebrity Pro Am Shootout WPBA Nationals 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 9-Ball 8-Ball Singles Men & Women 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Dbls 9-Ball Fall Classic 9-Ball B & below 9-Ball USPPA Reno Warmup 9-Ball at City Lights 8-Ball Mens & Womens 9-Ball USPPA One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball Class D (see qual.) 9-Ball Reno Open 8-Ball Men & Women 8-Ball Singles 9-Ball at Harvey’s Billiards 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Doubles Limit 32 One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Men & Women 9-Ball at Dr Cue Billiards 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 8-Ball Men & Women 8-Ball Class B 9-Ball Singles Limit 32 9-Ball at Falls Club - Limit 64 8-Ball Mixed Doubles 9-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles One Pocket/9-Ball Women’s State Doubles 8-Ball at Mingles

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

ENTRY $20 ea $50+$10 g.f. Varies $20 $30+$10 g.f. Call $20 $40 $35+$5 g.f. $20 ea Call Call $5/player $20 $20M-$10W $40 $60 $20+$5 g.f. $60 $40+$10 g.f. $50 $60 $20 ea $25+$5 g.f. $100 $50M/$35W $20 $40+$10 g.f. $5/player $20 ea $50 $20 ea $40+$10 g.f. $40+$10 g.f. $5/player $25M/$20W $35+$5 g.f. $25 $55+$10 g.f. $20 $50+$10 g.f. $20 ea $20 $25+$10 g.f.

ADDED $300 ea $1,000 Guar. $$$ $300 $1500

TIME Noon 10:00AM 7:00PM Noon 9:00AM Call $100 10:00AM $300 1:00PM $2,900 payout Call $300 ea 1:00PM 6:00PM 10:00AM Matching 6:45PM $100 9:00AM $500M-$200W 10:00AM $300 w/full field 9:30AM $1,000 w/40 9:00AM $320 w/32 Noon 1:00PM $2,000 w/64 9:30AM $3,500+ Guar. 10:00AM $10,000 Call $300 ea Noon Call $23,000 8:00PM $4000 M-Guar 1st 7:00PM $300 1:00PM $1,000 Guar. 9:00AM Matching 6:45PM $300 ea 1:00PM $500 9:00AM $300 ea Noon $2250 w/full fields 7:00PM $1,000 Guar. Call Matching 6:45PM $600 9:00AM $2,900 Payout Call $200 10:00AM $5,000 Payout 10:00AM $300 1:00PM $2,300 Payout Call $300 ea 1:00PM $600+ 10:00AM $500 Guar 10:00AM

NorthWest Tours NOVEMBER 03 Tournaments November 1-2, 2003 - Open 9-Ball * Let’s Play Billiards - Forest Grove, OR $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED

(See Ad page 3) $50 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 7 - Finals (1) Race to 9 Players Meeting & Draw Fri 8PM (Mini Tournaments) Saturday Play Starts 10AM

November 29-30, 2003 - Open 9-Ball * City Lights - Tacoma, WA Thanksgiving 9-Ball Tournament (See Ad page 23) $2,000 ADDED (based on entries - $1500 guaranteed) $40 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 7 - Finals (1) Race to 9 Texas Express - Double Elimination Entry Deadline Nov 28th at 7PM - Draw at 7:30PM

DECEMBER 03 Tournament December 13-14, 2003 - Open 9-Ball * Harvey’s - Renton, WA $1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 6) $40 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 7/5 - Finals (1) Race to 9 Modified Texas Express - Entry Deadline Dec 11th at 6PM * All 8 and 9 Ball tournaments requires $2 Membership card

JANUARY 04 Tournaments

January 10-11, 2004 - Open 9-Ball * Dr Cues - Shoreline, WA

$1,000 ADDED GUARANTEED (See Ad page 25) $40 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 9/7 - Finals (1) Race to 11 Limited to 64 players

January 24-25, 2004 - Open 9-Ball * Falls Club - Post Falls, ID $5,000 PAYOUT GUARANTEED

(See Ad page 28) $55 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 9/7 - Texas Express Limited to 64 players

March 04 Tournament March 20, 2004 - Open 8-Ball * Mingles, Moscow, ID $500 ADDED GUARANTEED $25 entry + $10 green fee - Race to 5/4 - BCA Rules - Limit 32 Players Meeting 10AM - Starts at 10:30AM

More 2004 Tour Stops The Cue Ball - Salem, OR (Feb 2004 TBA)* McQ’s - Spokane, WA (April 2004TBA)*


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