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November 2008 By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

After reading about Kelsey Christensen I wanted to meet this brave little girl who is facing the biggest battle of her life. You see Kelsey has spinal and brain tumors and she’s only 3 years old. We stopped in Jake’s in Salem, Oregon, called Scott the owner and longtime friend and met up with Adam (Jake’s tech guy) to make sure that the DSL line for the filming November 15 & 16 was compatible. Scott is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Kelsey and help the family with their expenses. Scott called Kelsey’s mother, Andrea, who lives in Newberg, Oregon. We were heading to the beach for the Western BCA. We made a detour to Kelsey’s so we could talk to her. We will be filming live via ustream on the internet worldwide. The pool tournament is a fundraiser with a silent auction as the focus. Kelsey is truly a miracle. Both Kelsey and her twin sister Lacy have the most amazing blue eyes. Kelsey became sick in November of last year. The doctors thought it was just the flu or a virus but she never got over it. Kelsey was sick all the time, throwing up, unable to play, had a rash, and gradually becoming worse. Still the doctors could not find anything. Because of Andrea’s persistence and intuition she did not buy into or believe the doctors were getting the whole picture about how sick Kelsey was. She went from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital and Kelsey was finally diagnosed with a very rare form of spine and brain cancer. Since then she has had chemo, surgery, blood transfusions, bone marrow tests, MRIs, CAT scans and on and on and on. The pool community has come together for one of their own to help and lend support to Andrea Christensen and her family while they help Kelsey in the battle for her life. Andrea 26 who has been playing APA leagues since the day she turned 21, and been very involved, more than just a player. Andrea was on the Board of Governors and acted as a ref. With all that has happened in the billiard industry, pool halls, billiard suppliers closing their doors, it is remarkable and yes, even gratifying to see what is being done by the league players for Andrea. It is like my old football coach said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. It is the league players that have been the most supportive along with the league locations. It is the everyday league player who comes through and gives the time, support and energy that has helped this family. Her friends have seen to it

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Billiard Directory Index

Organizations

15Rack.com Denver, CO 8 Ball In Great Falls, MT Ballad Town Billiards Forest Grove, OR Billiard’aires Club Kennewick, WA Billiard Palacade San Francisco, CA Billiards Plus Vancouver, WA Black Star Tacoma, WA Broken Rack Emeryville, CA Buffalo Bill Mem. Great Falls, MT Buffalo Jump Livingston, MT Bullwackers Billings, MT Cadillac Island Longview, WA California Billiard Club Mtn View, CA Cat’s Paw Bozeman, MT Charley’s Pub Fircrest, WA Classic Billiards Portland, OR Colorado Cue Club Denver, CO Cue Ball, The Salem, OR Cue’s Billiards Portland, OR Eagles Club #326 Bozeman, MT Edge Casino Helena, MT Falls Club Post Falls, ID Family Billiards San Francisco, CA Farmhouse Portland, OR Frankie’s Olympia, WA Full Splice Tacoma, WA Golden Fleece Kenmore, WA Good Time Ernies Burien, WA Halftime Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA Hard Times Billiards Sacramento, CA Holiday Classic Bozeman, MT Hot Shots Beaverton, OR Hub Bar Belgrade, MT Jack’s Lynnwood, WA Jake’s Bar & Grill Salem, OR Jointed Cue Sacramento, CA K C Midway Oregon City, OR Kornerpocket Billiardz Snohomish, WA Latitude 84 Tacoma, WA Lil’ Big Foot Spokane, WA Log Cabin Bar Sumner, WA

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Longhorn Saloon Lakewood, WA Malarkey’s Tacoma, WA McCorry’s Woodenville, WA Mike’s Place Renton, WA Molly Brown Bozeman, MT Mr Ed’s Saloon Butte, MT Mustard Seed Bellevue, WA NiteHawk Portland, OR Oasis Pocatello, ID P C’s Pub Everett, WA Rack’em Billiards Aurora, CO Railhouse Billiards Modesto, CA Rails Bar Sheridan, WY Ranger Lounge Sidney, MT Robin’s Billiards Monroe, WA Sam’s Billiards Portland, OR Sands Regency Reno, NV Schooners Lakewood, WA Skyland Pub Troutdale, OR Spot Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA Stars Pub & Grill Federal Way, WA Tall Timbers Federal Way, WA Town & Country Daly City, CA

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ACS MIDNITE PHOENIX LEAGUE NEWS

San Francisco Billiard Academy www.sfbilliards.com By Judy Griffith

Cushion Shots By: Bob Jewett There are several popular drills that feature object balls frozen to the cushions. Below are two versions I like. Bob Jewett I remember that when I was first learning to play, such shots were puzzling to me. I’d make them often enough, but position on the cue ball was definitely a crapshoot. The problem is that if you hit the cushion first or the ball first or maybe both at the same time, the action of the cue ball can change a lot even though you might make the ball on all of those hits. Another problem I had as a beginner is that I thought you were supposed to hit the ball and cushion at the same instant for a frozen shot. That turns out to be false nearly always - you should hit the rail slightly before the object ball. While you might try to do this consciously, I think Steve Mizerak’s advice may help: just ignore the cushion and aim as you would normally for the shot. In any case, here are two drills worth practicing. In Drill A, the balls are frozen at the diamond or halfdiamond marks. The idea is to go from cushion to cushion, taking the balls in order. Depending on the position you get on each shot, you may be able to just roll the cue ball without side spin. That’s the ideal. Add this shot to your practice routine until you are confident when facing it in competition. As a minor change, try the same drill with each of the balls half an inch off the cushion. I think you will notice a significant change in the action of the cue ball when you can’t have simultaneous contact. Drill B is harder in that you have to go across the table twice for position, and just rolling the ball won’t do it for you. In this drill, all the balls have to go in the same corner pocket. If you want to go forward and come around on three cushions, that’s OK. Find the combination of side spin and draw/ follow that works best for you. Again, try the drill with the object balls slightly off the cushion, and note the difference in cue ball action. For both versions, you should try the drill on each side of the table, so you get practice with cuts in each direction. Also, you may find that position on one side of the table turns into a bad experience with the mechanical bridge on the other side.

First and foremost I would like to thank all of you for your support and warm thoughts during this trying time. I greatly appreciated receiving all your emails. Bill and I were very close. He was my best “bud”. As long as he was yelling at me, all was right with the world. I am finding it difficult to get very pool oriented, but it is time to get back into the swing of things. For all the pool players who have been asking about pool at the Nitehawk, everything will continue as before. I will still be doing the Sunday night tournament, and the ACS leagues. I will also be running Bill’s 9-Ball tournament April 17th-19th, 2009. If you should have any questions regarding anything going on with the pool at the Nitehawk, please feel free to email me at shordunski@aol.com. ACS 8-ball 4-man team leagues will be starting at the Nitehawk on Monday, January 5th, and will run for 10 weeks, finishing on March 9th. Also, 8-ball league will be starting in Longview on Wednesday, January 7th, and will also run for 10 weeks, finishing on March 11th. Be sure to check out the website pacificACS.org to find a league operator in your area. Leagues starting in January will be your last opportunity to qualify for the 8-Ball Regional Tournament at Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA, March 25th-29th, 2009. Hope to see you all there!

Junior 9-Ball in Reno The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that nine(9) junior players will be representing the United States in the 2008 WorldPool Billiard Association (WPA) Junior World 9-Ball Championships, November 30th thru December 3rd in Reno, Nevada. The Billiard Congress of America (BCA), the North American member to the WPA, has made plans for the USPPA to host this prestigious event at the Sands Regency Hotel. Over 50 players from 6 continents and over 20 countries will compete for the world title in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions. The junior players that earned an entry by virtue of their performance in the 2008 BEFJunior Nationals and are part of the US contingent are: Austin Murphy of Folsom, CA - 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 19-and-under boys’ division Landon Shuffett of Greensburg, KY - 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 14-and-under boys’ division Allison Hardwick of Evansville, IN- 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 19-and-under girls’ division Briana Miller of Allentown, PA - 2008 BEF Junior Nationals Champion, 14-and-under girls’ division Nick Tafoya of Albuquerque, NM- 2008 Junior Nationals, runner up, 19and-under boys’ division Chelsea Hardwick of Evansville, IN-2008 Junior Nationals, runner up, 19-and-under girls’ division Billy Thorpe of Dayton, OH -2008 Junior Nationals, runner up, 14-andunder boys’ division Richard Barney of Hagerstown, MD- 2008 Junior Nationals, third place, 19-and-under boys’ division Chuckie Holyoke of Mt Vernon, WA-2008 Junior Nationals, fourth place, 19-and-under boys’ division For more information, visit www.wpa-tour.com . The Billiard Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization committed to furthering the standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the education and cultural advancement of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information about the BEF, please visit www.BilliardEducation.org or contact Laura Smith at 303.926.1039 or e-mail LauraSmith@BilliardEducation.org.


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Garcia Mile High T op Gun Top

(l to r) Tim Goldsmith, Scott Prater, Ismael Garcia

NORTHGLENN, CO - October 25, 2008 The Colorado Cue Club welcomed 35 APA players to battle it out for the 2008 Summer Session Mile High Top Gun title. This is an APA rules invitational tournament so the matches are played just like leagues. The Cue Club uses “tiered bracketing� by grouping player skill levels in the first round. This gives everyone a chance at the money. Making it to the hot seat winning six straight sets was Ismael Garcia (rated a 6). There, in the finals, he met Scott Prater (rated a 7). This would turn out to be a classic match with Scott winning the first set hill-hill. As at turns out Ismael would seize the day winning the second match, also going hillhill, and claiming the title. Thank you to all the players that participated and congratulations to the new champ! 1st $170 Ismael Garcia 5th $30 William Kawamura, 2nd $125 Scott Prater Jacque Pawlowski 3rd $80 Tim Goldsmith 7th $20 Tiffany Haas, 4th $60 Penni Nation Rick Sabol

15Rack.com DENVER, Colorado Melissa Little, top ranked Woman's Professional Billiards Associations touring professional and Wyncoop Brewing House Pro, has a league that pool players from all around Colorado can participate in 15 rack pool leagues - her creation of the next generation of pool leagues. 15 rack is basically fifteen racks of 10-ball, the ghost. Three players participate per pool table and each player documents their statistical progress with unique 15 rack league sheets. Each player breaks the 10-ball rack, takes "ball in hand" after the break, and tries to run as many balls in order as possible in each inning. When players either misses, hook themselves, poor position,

scratches, fouls, or run all ten-balls, the inning ends. The next player then proceeds to the same challenge. At the end of three 10-week sessions, Melissa guarantees a $4,000.00 added 10-ball "Viper Challenge" extravaganza. When the players participate in 1 of 3 15-rack 10-week sessions scheduled then those players automatically qualify for the Viper Challenge. The players are excited to participate in this new league that is individualized, fun, exciting, and pressure filled each time they come to the table. Not only will this help their pool game, the statistics become a learning tool on "how to" better their games. Lets face it 9ball is great but 10-ball is

exceptional and very demanding of a player. 15 rack is now being hosted in the most popular poolrooms in the Denver Metro area. Places like The Colorado Cue Club, The Wynkoop Brewing Company, Match-up's, and The Denver Athletic Club are just some of the rooms that are hosting the league sessions.

Two sessions have already been completed and session three begins the first week of January 2009. Look out everyone 15 rack is very addictive! For more information, questions, or comments please visit www.15rack.com or give Melissa a call at 720-434-8970


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NWPA YEAR END BANQUET On October 11th and 12th the NWPA held its end of the year tournament and banquet at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA to a great crowd of players and

(l to r) Dave Lauer (Parlor), Mikki Small, Suzanne Osborne, June Maiers, Ford (TD)

spectators. The banquet was a great time, full of food and drinks, plus lots of prizes that were raffled off to support the 2009 season. Many thanks go to Linda Carter for her hard work, not the least of which was her donation of the grand prizes of four trips to a choice of many exclusive resorts all around the world. If this sounds like fun, it is an annual end of the year event which is free to NWPA members and we just ask a small donation from family, friends, spectators and non-members, so mark it on your calendar for next year. The banquet also included the Tournament Director’s award for “Player of the Year”. It embodies sportsmanship, competition, attitude, attendance, and professionalism. In other words, a player in whom we would love to represent us at any level. This year it went to Liz Cole, our first winner from Oregon. In her emotional acceptance speech (tears were involved), one of the things she told us was that she was not nearly as deserving as many others she could name, which is telling that it went to the right person. Congrats Liz, you do deserve it. The NWPA received an anonymous donation to this particular event in the amount of $250. Also thanks to the Parlor for adding $500. With the donation, this brought the added prize money up to $750, plus a $500.00 qualifying spot for the first WPBA Classic Tour Stop in 2009. Thank you anonymous donor! Before the tourney, at the players meeting, there were some interesting items, including the fact that the seven stops for the 2009 schedule is nearly complete. The rooms and months are set, but the exact dates are not as the WPBA has yet to set their schedule. Already three dates are qualifiers and others may be added. Keep checking NWPAtour.com for updates. Also, Tamre’ announced that a formal Board of Directors would be reformed, and that anyone interested could apply by sending in a resume online. The existing ad hoc committee of Tamre’ as President and Chris Rogers, Ford, and Julie Valdez would stay, along with the great work of Carol Mellors as Financial Advisor, though whether as a board member or not is up to her. The number of members will be determined by the qualified and committed applicants, and while the benefits may be small, the work is extremely rewarding. But enough of this, it’s the tourney itself that’s interesting, and both days were that. Any T.D. worth their salt will tell you that they have no favorite players, just favorite scores, and hill – hill matches or big comebacks rank very low on our scale. You see, we just want to write a name up and move along. But Saturday, it was nothing but all of the above, brutally so, which shows that the competition was at a very high level, and players were keeping an eye on the final rankings and the WPBA spot for 2009. Being second, third, etc can be very important later, you never know what may fall your way. On Sunday, however, play started with Suzanne Osborne over Janie Reckard 7-4 and Mikki Small squeaking past Tamre’ Rogers 7NWPA (continued on page 24)


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By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Great Falls, MT - October 4-5, 2008 Once again the 8 Ball In in Great Falls, Montana hosted the Wild West Shootout. This was the 3rd annual and the game was 8-Ball, earlier this year the 9-Ball was played. John Barnes and Stephanie Crawford, owners of the 8 Ball In, started the Wild West Shootouts to draw the best talent to the Northwest. This is exactly what they have done. There was a packed house this year with 120 men participating in the open division and 37 ladies in the women’s division. There was even a contingent of 4 to 5 pool players that made the trip from the SoCal area to compete in the tournament. This tournament was lacking the presence of 4 of the top finishers in past Wild West Shootouts: Max Eberle, Glenn Atwell, Tyler Edey and Edwin Montal. Each of these players was out of the country playing in the World 10-Ball Championships. Even though these players were absent from the field there were many more top notch pool players competing for the first place prize money of $2,580. “The open division ran perfectly”, remarked tournament director Leo Degardia, “except for a few no shows and one late arrival forfeit the tournament ran quick and smooth.” John had ordered 4 new Diamond tables, 2 of which were to arrive before the tournament, unfortunately they did not and the ladies division was held at a bar 3 blocks from the 8 Ball. Leo said, “We are sorry about the conditions of the equipment the ladies had to play on. This is not what we expect to have for our players and in the future will work to remedy this, so the ladies equipment is as good as what is at the 8 Ball.” Many of the ladies had remarked that the cloth was slow and the tables were dirty as well as the balls. Sunday’s play started promptly at 10 am with a redraw, 8 women and 32 men were brought back. Playing in multiple flights on Saturday, a fresh start for all the players who made it into Sunday’s round seems to work best. Sunday’s tournament ran flawlessly and ended with a very exciting two set finals in the open division between Stan Tourangeau and Tyler Van Wulven. Stan had to beat Tyler twice to win and he did! In the first set Stan and Tyler went hill/hill before Stan won. The second set Stan walked away winning 5-zip. The women’s division pitted Linda Asleson from Billings, Montana and Jay Succo (a former resident of Great Falls) from Cedar City, Utah. This was a hard fought match with Linda coming out the victor. Finishing in third place was OTBnTV’s own roving reporter Becka Larkin. OTBnTV was once again invited to come to the 8 Ball In and film the Wild West Shootout. We were fortunate to be able to film a semi final match between Dan Hamper and Stan Tourangeau and the two set finals. We broadcast the match on OTBnTV Live on Wednesday (just 3 days after the tournament ended) and all 3 video matches are now available online at www.onthebreaknews.com/WWSO10-08.htm. These videos are FREE for your viewing enjoyment and can be downloaded and watched on your own computer at your leisure. We hope that you enjoy the matches and don’t forget to check the OTBnTV Live page www.onthebreaknews.com/OTBnTVLive.htm for our weekly broadcasts. The 8 Ball In had great food and drink specials all weekend long for the pool players and the Wild West Shootout would like to thank their sponsors the 8 Ball In Casino, Prospector Saloon & Gaming Parlor and American Music. We at OTBnTV look forward to the next Wild West. Results (continued on page 27)

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By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

GRESHAM, OR On my way back from Lincoln City I stopped in to talk to Jim Oswald the owner of Billiards n Bagels. After 31 years in business Jim is retiring. In his 70’s, Jim has a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the equipment that we as pool players use to improve our game. The first thing that caught my eye as I enter Jim’s

store was an antique English Pub Table, better known as a Bar Billiard Table or a Skittle Table. This table is uniquely suited for small areas and is a great game to play. I had never played this game before so Jim explained it to me. You start with 2 balls on the table. There is an area designated at the end of the table where the shots are executed. The object is to bank the balls off the bumpers and sink them in one of the 9 holes on the table without knocking over a “skittle”. Each hole has a value and if the red ball is sunk, the points double. If you knock down a “skittle” you lose all your points for that inning. And if you knock down the black “skittle” you lose all your points in all your innings. You can have from 3 to 5 to 7 “skittles” to maneuver through. While learning the game, Jim shared with me the history of the table and the game. It is very popular in England and was considered for inclusion in the Olympics until recently. All your shots are made from one end. The antique table Jim is selling is probably 50-60 years old and is a bargain. Everything in Jim’s store is being sold at incredible prices. Jim commented that, “Approximately 40% of my stock doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world anymore, I have 11 mm tips, 26 ounce cues, ebony and purple heart shafts and more.” Jim brought out a beautiful cue with an ebony

shaft and gave me the opportunity to shoot with it. The hit was solid and the weight Jim told me

for the ebony shaft was 169 grams while a regular shaft weighs only 106 grams. We also spoke about the difference between an 8-Ball Cue and a 9-Ball Cue. Jim pointed out that the 9-Ball Cue has a longer taper resulting in a whippy shaft. The longer taper causes the cue ball to travel further than an 8-Ball Cue. The whippy shaft requires less English to run around the table therefore your shots are more accurate. He has butts that will fit five different hand sizes. “In order to cradle the cue properly,” Jim explained, “you need to have the butt fit your hand Retirement (continued on page 23)


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By Tom Suarez Hard Times Billiards Tournament Director.

Sunday was for all the money matches. 24 players were left to battle for the top prize. SACRAMENTO, CA The races were increased to 9 on the winners When Saturday September 27th rolled around side and 7 on the one loss side. All the players the Hard Times staff didn’t really know what to like the format change. This changed was expect. If we had only 64 players or less, we announced Saturday afternoon when the decided to only play a single day tournament. If brackets were finalized. there were more than 72 we decided we would The winner of the 1st annual event was Robert play a two day event. Aldana. Mr. Aldana is a local Sacramento player By the end of the signup time, we had 92 that was good friends with Chuck Markulis and players. More than we expected and they all took pleasure winning this event for Chuck. had smiling faces and took time to greet Mike Robert went undefeated to win the $3000.00 first and Karen Markulis and pay their respects for place prize. Chuck. Robert defeated Greg Niwa, Skippy Nikakis, Hard Times would also like to thank Jesse Todd Minobe, Frank Nordmann, Joe Palley, Ron Seaver, Mike DeWeese and Capitol Billiards for Marshall and Jeff Heath for the Hot Seat match. their added money to this tournament. Originally Robert Aldana and Trevor Smith Jeff Heath took to the one loss side to match up the added money was $2500 from the Markulis with another Sacramento player Trevor Smith. family, with the additional money it raised the total to $3500. Jim Pierce Mr. Smith took the match 7-6 and went on to match up with Robert. Due also donated a brand new custom build cue to the Champion. Thanks to to the lateness of the matches, Robert and Trevor decided to just play all that made this tournament a success. Special thanks to the Ladies that ONE game for 1st place. Robert broke and ran out. Robert also won a took time to help the tournament run smoothly, Pamela Hubbard, Janet brand new Custom cue built by Jim Pierce. Okamoto, Julie Hunter and Claudia Wong. 92 Players at $50 each with $3500 added for a total of $8,100.00 in prize The tournament took two days; Saturday was a race to 7 on the winners money. side and 5 on the one loss side. 1st $3000 Robert Aldana nd $1600 Trevor Smith 2 3 rd $500 Jeff Heath 4th $400 Billy Palmer $350 Ron Marshall and Gerry Matchin 5th th By Tom Suarez, tournament director 7 $250 Joe Palley and Frank Nordmann October’s first weekend of the month, 9th $200 Austin Murphy, Craig Odem, One Pocket event took a hit on Warren ‘Monk’ Castanza, Jim Fabionar th available players. There was a 13 $100 Marshall Williams, Mike DeWeese, conflicting 9 ball tournament just down Tony Annigoni, Bart Mahoney the road which took some of the regular 17th $50 B. Villareal, Gene Ahola, A. Romeo, Joey Gebron, players. J. Young, Danny Lay, Brendon Crooks and John Henderson. Jim Fabionar and James Williams finished One, Two in this event that had only 26 players. Even with the low turnout the field was full of great players and the competition is always Hard Times Billiards of Sacramento tough in Sacramento. 5536 Garfield Ave 26 players at $20 each and $10/player Sacramento, CA added by Hard Times brought the pot (916) 332-8793 to a total of $720.

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Sno-King BCA Summer Session The Sno-King BCA held the summer session league championships on Saturday the 27th of September. Six teams from the league advanced to the playoffs in search of being crowned team champions.

Razzal Dazzal led by Rob Reese improved his team this session after taking 3rd place in the last championships. His team consisted of some heavy weights ( Kris Iverson, Tyler Hayne, Jason Fick and Tim Brown). They entered the championships as the #1 seed and were favored to win it all. They would need to beat Poolology 101 led by captain Shane McKinley ( Greg Brown, Tim Anderson, Joe Anderson, Ryan Westmoreland and Mike Tounsel) if they wanted a shot at the kings in the finals. After 4 rounds they found themselves down 3-1 and would need to win the next 2 rounds to force sudden death. Poolology 101 took the next round as well and upset Razzal Dazzal and their chance at finals with a 4-1 loss. PC’s Pub would now have both top seeded teams at home in the finals. (Sno-King continued on page 27)

The Kings (PC’s Pub) (l to r) Brent Langley, Keith Johnson, Brian Johnson, Mike Stevens, Adam Stromberg, Frank McMurtry

It all started Saturday morning with two 10:00 am matches as the top two teams would have a first round bye (O’Finnigans and Razzals) of Everett WA. Both first round matches took place at PC’s Pub in Everett, PC’s Pub #1 ( Poolology 101) vs. One Eyed Jacks #1( Pokenhopes). Poolology 101 went on to win this match 4-0 in a best of 7. The other first round match was also held at PC’s Pub in Everett, PC’s Pub #2 ( Kings) vs. PC’s Pub #4 ( Royalty). The Kings went on to win this match 4-0 as well. The second round would take place on the road for these two first round winners, scheduled to play at 1:00pm. The second round would include the top 4 seeded teams with the winners moving on to the finals. The Kings were returning champions and looking to keep their title and go back-2-back. In order for the Kings to have a shot in the finals they would need to beat O’Finnigans (Drunken Lords) on the road. The Kings lineup consisted of (Mike Stephens, Brian Johnson, Keith Johnson, Brent Langley, Frank McMurtry and Adam Stromberg). Brian and Adam were both members of the 2nd place open team championships in Lincoln City, back in March. They were led by their captain Mike Stephens who is well known in the pool community as a true champion. Mike has several wins in Lincoln City and many more accomplishments locally. With all this talent on one team playing on the road would not be a factor. O’Finnigans earned home court advantage by having a better league record. Tim McFarland would need to lead his team, (Avi Malouf, Hardy Hofstad, Kris McFarland and Troy Sunday) and keep the pressure on this kings if they wanted a shot at the championships. The match went down to the 5th round as the Lords would need to win in order to face the sudden death tie breaker. In the last game the Kings pulled it out to defeat the Lords 4-1 and back in the finals. The second match of the semi finals would take place at Razzals in Everett between Razzals (Razzal Dazzal) and Poolology 101 from PC’s Pub. Are you tired of being just out of the money at the local tournament? Do you feel your league percentage is not what it should be? Does your stroke seem to fail you at the wrong time? Would you be happier with your game if you could just be more consistent?

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Don’t be “That Guy” By Samm Diep (c) October 2008

I recently played in a weekly 9-ball tournament where I drew one of is that we can’t control what our opponent does. They may rearrange the better players in the field. He’s also notorious for his arrogance the furniture when they miss and leave us hooked every time. We can’t when he wins and his whining when he doesn’t. I was down 3-1 control that. The only things we can control are our own actions and and ended up winning 5-3. As he shook my hand afterwards, he our own performance. said, “I don’t think I’ve ever lost a match to five 9-ball combinations Until we can think back and recall playing a perfect set, we have no before.” right to whine and complain about how lucky our opponent got. I took a second to try to think of the games I won. He hung up Chances are, at this stage in the game, there was something we a 4-9 combo for me and gave me ball-in-hand on another one. could’ve done differently to possibly change the outcome. Therefore, I got on the wrong side of the 5 ball once and had to make a we can’t blame anyone but ourselves. Samm Diep tough cut into the 9. That’s all I could remember, but I didn’t So the next time you lose a match to your opponent, even if they know I was supposed to be keeping track. Then, he says, combo’d every win or slopped in every 9 ball, remember that it’s not “You didn’t finish one single run-out.” In awe at how he had to make excuses about them. It’s about you. Accept responsibility. Don’t be that guy. Just for his loss, all I could say in response was, “Well, at least I won.” shake their hand and say, “Thank you.” I still had to play well against him. I had to make the best of what the table PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT POOLTIPJAR.COM “RANDOM gave me. Maybe he should’ve made the shots that he missed. What is it SMATTERINGS OF POOL THOUGHTS & ARTICLES”. You can take polls, that causes some people, male or female, to feel the need to belittle others view article archives, and read tournament and training updates. in order to feel better about themselves? This question can obviously apply SAMM DIEP, “CHERRY BOMB” HOUSE PRO AT MILE NINE & RACK ‘EM to more than just pool. How come “that guy” couldn’t just simply shake my BILLIARDS (AURORA, CO) AUTHOR OF “YOU MIGHT BE A D PLAYER hand and accept that he lost? IF... (101 CLASSIC MOVES THAT ALL POOL PLAYERS CAN I’ve played enough matches to understand that sometimes things just don’t APPRECIATE)” VISIT: WWW.SAMMSPOCKET.COM go our way. Sometimes we can do everything right and still lose. The reality FUN & UNIQUE PRODUCTS FOR POOL PLAYERS

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I’ll bet you’ve heard it as many times as I have: You’ve just finished defeating an opponent that the statistics said you weren’t supposed to have a chance against, and now you’re packing up your cues and reflecting back on the highlights of the match when your opponent comes up and says, “You didn’t win that match, I handed it to you.” Wow, what a disappointment! Here you thought Roger Long you had actually accomplished something, and now your opponent is telling you otherwise. But wait a minute. Could it be possible that your opponent has it all wrong? After all, if someone hands you something, that means he or she is giving it to you as a gift, which in this case would mean that your opponent actually wanted you to win. But would that really be the truth? No, it wouldn’t. Your opponents never want you to win. So when someone says they gave a match away, they are only looking for an excuse for losing. I have not only been on the receiving end of the “I gave it to you” comments, but I have also been guilty of using them. As a matter of fact, as recently as last week, I was describing a match to my wife in which I said I “gave” most of my games away due to the effects of a severe cold I was battling at the time. That’s when the truth hit me. I was just making excuses for my losses. Sure, I was sick, and yes, maybe that partially contributed to my poor play, but the end result was the same - I got beat! You might ask, but aren’t we supposed to examine our performances and analyze the results? Yes, you are, but analyzing is different from excuse making. When you make excuses, you are actually excusing yourself from taking responsibility to correct deficiencies that are within your capability of correcting. And once you get in the habit of dodging that responsibility, it’s a hard habit to break. After all, making excuses is so much easier than admitting your weaknesses and then working hard to make changes. It’s a simple matter of being honest with yourself and with everyone else around you. The truth is; most of us have a tendency to overrate our own abilities. We remember our best outings and post them in the back of our mind as being our normal level of play. Then, when our average game shows up, which is most of the time, we think we’re shooting bad. But

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November 2008 By Bill Henderson President WBCA

1st Master Men: Bob Zack

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LINCOLN CITY, OR With almost 800 pool players showing up at Chinook Winds for the Western BCA 9-Ball Regional Championships, the tournament featured three new additions. First, green fees, in the past you had to put the money in the table which was usually $1 and you split it 50/ 50. This allowed players not only to not worry about coin drops, tokens, but it allowed them to have free pool once the matches began to wind down. Think about it, practice for free before your match! This allowed the players to be more on their game. Secondly, and probably most importat, a software program that was designed by Bret McKinney that allowed the timing, the length, and the play to be more efficient so matches were not backed up. McKinney was commissioned by Mark Griffin the owner of the BCA Pool League. Bret described how the program worked in an exclusive interview with OTBnTV that you can see at w w w. o n t h e b r e a k n e w s . c o m / 9BallWBCA.htm This software was implemented at Nationals on a limited basis and is scheduled to be used at the main tournament at nationals in 2009. Bill Henderson, the president of the Western BCA, eloquently stated the

1st Open ‘A’ Singles: Treon (Tien) Pham

pros of the software program in the same interview. Everything ran smooth and matches ran on time. Third, OTBnTV was commissioned for the first time to be a the 9-Ball Championships. They had previously filmed the 8 Ball Championships back in March of ’08. An interview was conducted by Linda Carter as well as Sam Rabito, Tournament Director, before the finals of each match filmed. These matches can also be seen at w w w. o n t h e b r e a k n e w s . c o m / 9BallWBCA.htm There are over 450 photos that can be viewed online (same website as above) that is also available for free to download. This service is brought to you by The Break. Go view the photos and the videos to watch your friends, family or yourself absolutely free. I would also like to thank the Western BCA, its volunteers and especially Bill Henderson and Sassy Campbell for all their hard work that they did in putting together everything and arranging for OTBnTV to be on site and take photos, as well as the Western BCA Board for having the foresight to bring to the pool players something that has not been available before, and that is the filming of the final matches. Many players have told me that they have never seen themselves shoot or even play a game. I would also like to thank all the players for their kind words and encouragement while filming and especially for all their encouragement about The Break. We here at The Break and OTBnTV take very seriously what we do, simply put, we promote the best pool players anywhere, that makes our job easy.

Western BCA’s 11th Annual Regional 9 Ball Championships Pool Players from throughout the Northwest flocked to Lincoln City Oregon for Western BCA’s 2008 version of the 9 Ball Championships. A record 784 players came and played for the love of the game and some money and prizes. 1st Master Women: Andrea Saenz-Maes The doors opened at 1 PM on Tuesday and the last players were gone by midnight on Sunday. In b e t w e e n Champions had been determined in 10 events. If anyone did get outside the weather was amazingly warm and sunny. On Tuesday the play was practice and mini-tournaments and ring games. The master ring and Shari to win the Championship. game drew 10 players paying $100 Open Scotch started on each and started on two tables. Wednesday and finished up on When it finished the two players Friday. Paul and Laurie Kinney went remaining players, Glenn Atwell and undefeated beating Ryan Hoffman Ivan Doty decided to split the money and Gayle Gould 5-4 for the point with each getting $500. The open and later beating Ernest Omori and ring game had 8 entrants at $75 Vikki Knutson 5-4 for the apiece. The final two players split Championship. Ernest and Vikki the pot 60% to 40%. Treon Pham beat Ryan and Gayle 5-2 to get to ended up with $360 and Ray Siebert the Championship Match. took home $240. Singles started on Thursday Scotch Doubles started on morning and the tables were full all Wednesday morning. Things got a day. There were 169 Open B little hairy when all the lights went entries, 134 out in the room but play was Open A resumed and all matches were entries completed that had been scheduled and 65 for the first day. There were 88 Open Master scotch teams and 29 Master scotch entries teams. Open raced to 5 and on the Masters raced to 7. men’s Master Scotch winners Tyler Luce side. The and Shari Ross went undefeated. women They beat John Lewis and Jennifer entries Windell 7-6 in the second round and never lost more than 5 games in a match from then on. They beat Shane Verhaaren and Josie LeRoy for the hill 7-3 and for the Championship 7-5. Shane and Josie had a tougher trip to the finals with wins over Steve Lingelbach and Carissa Biggs 7-5, Ivan Doty and Andrea Saenz-Maes 7-6 and later 7-3. This was the first time for Tyler 1st Open Women’s: Bonnie Mahaffey


November 2008 won that match 6-1 and that set up the finals between Doug and Mike. Mike won the first match 6-1 and then went on to become the Champion by beat Doug again. The Men’s Open A brackets were very tough. The Open A 2nd chance tournament for those who were out of the main tournament early looked like a 1st Master Scotch Doubles: Shari Ross who’s who in the Open A division. M i k e Shannon got to the point without having given up more than 5 games in any match. He beat Treon Pham 7-5 in the winner’s bracket final and had to showed 91 in the Open, 13 in the wait until late to play the Novice and 28 in the Masters. Championship matches. Treon had Masters raced to 8, Open A raced a hill/hill match with Bob Sandy to 7, Open B and Open women early but then won convincingly until raced to 6 and Novices race to 4. he lost to Mike for the point. Treon All of the women’s champions were beat Dennis Proia 7-3 to advance undefeated and all of the men’s to the Championship matches. He champions came from the loser’s beat twice, 7-4 and 7-0 to win the bracket. Open A Championship. Men’s Open B was a long The Men’s Master Singles battle the saw Doug Dunn get a had some great play. From the forfeit on the hill match when Bob beginning Matt Horner was the man Brandt fail to show for the match. to beat. Matt beat Shawn Gibson 8Meanwhile the eventual winner Mike 4, Ivan Doty 8-4, Kevin Fong 8-6, Tierney fought back from his one Jim Conway 8-4 and Glenn Atwell loss to Bob Brandt to face him again 8-6. That set up the winner ’s in the loser’s bracket finals. Mike bracket final with Bob Zack which Matt won 8-7. That was the first of 3 hill/hill matches with Bob Zack. Bob got to the point by beating Randy Ohrstrom 8-2, Todd Marsh 8-6, Chad Bisconer 8-7, Gary Givens 8-4 and Randy Baker 8-3. After losing to Matt, Bob got to the Championship matches by beating G l e n n Atwell 8-6. In the finals both

1st Open Scotch Doubles: Paul & Laurie Kinney

17 matches went hill/hill and Bob got them both to win his first masters singles Championship. The Women’s Novice division was played out on Friday. Angie Carnivale went undefeated to win the Women’s Novice Championship. Stephanie Gustina lost her first match hill/hill and then won 5 matches in a row to get to the 1st Master Scotch Doubles: Tyler Luce Championship match before losing 4-3 to Angie. LeAnn Russell lost the point Taylor took 2nd, Paul Davies and match to Angie 4-2 and then lost to Richard Couch tied for 3rd and Bob Stephanie 4-0 to finish 3rd. All three Wells, Glen Carrido, Kevin Tibbs got trophies and free entry into the and Jacob Andring tied for 5th. next women’s open event. Shirley Morgan won the Women’s The Women’s Open singles open 2nd chance, Nikki Bisconer was another tough bracket although was 2nd and Becky Colon and Kari Bonnie Mahaffey seemed to have it Stevens tied for 3rd. under control when she won without The team events started on losing a match. She did have some Saturday morning. 3 Person teams tough matches, she beat in Denice from throughout the region came to White 6-5 early and Connie Carlson compete. The 153 Men’s/Mixed 6-5 for the point. Donna Totten came teams and 46 Women’s teams through the loser’s bracket and were both records. beat Connie 6-4 after Connie had Women’s Teams played beaten her earlier 6-5. Bonnie got well and the champs like all other hot in the Championship match and champions in the women’s events bested Donna 6-2. went undefeated. They had a tough The Women’s Master match early with Super Freaks division was another minefield. The (Paula Huesinkveld, Tricia Tipton talk had been about grandmasters and Kimber Sexton). Super Freaks and playing on the pro tour but when had a 9-3 lead but the tenatious the dust settled Andrea Saenz-Maes NPL-Chix came back to win 14-13. stood alone and claimed her first In the winner’s bracket final they Masters Singles title. Andrea beat beat Back for More (Kari Stevens, Linda Carter 8-6 for the point and Wanda Plummer, Jennifer Nordling) 8-6 in the Championship match. 14-8 to advance to the finals. The Linda had a tougher road to the Barbarians (Barb Thompson, Dolly Championship match. Linda beat Martell, Kathy Bielas) came through Cindy Doty 8-6 to get to the point the loser’s bracket and won a match and Liz Cole 8-3 to get to the rematch with Back for More by a Championship match. score of 14-9 after losing that earlier On Friday the players who match 14-7. In the Championship were out could play in the 2nd Chance tournaments. Competition was in Men’s Open B, Men’s Open A and Women’s Open. The single elimination tournaments were not easy for anyone. Single elimination and short races puts a lot of pressure on everyone. In the Open A Tim Haines and Larry McKenzie split for 1st and 2nd places, Jay Thompson and Steve Anderson tied for 3rd place. Scott Brasher, Larry Francisco, Lee Shew and Steve Graham tied for 5th. In the Open B David Ohler finished 1st, Mark 1st Men’s Open ‘B’: Mike Tierney


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1st Women’s Team: NPL Chix (l to r) Shirley Morgan, Anna Busley, Cindy Doty

match the NPL-Chix won over The Barbarians 14-9. Some good matches were found in Men’s/Mixed Teams. Surviving a field of 153 teams requires a lot of skill and some luck and good team chemistry. Bounty Hunters (Matt Horner, Luke Thomas, Rod Bair) from Salem had all that as they survived the winner’s bracket to get to the point. They never had a hill/hill match until they reached the winner’s bracket final against Another Gear (Glenn Atwell, Larry Maes, Brian Roberson). Bounty Hunters beat Another Gear 14-13 to advance to the Championship match. Anger Management (Larry Sowell, Denis Young, John Cassidy) took a longer track to the Championship match. They lost their 5th round match to Team Incognito (Jeff Jimenez, Chris Suarez, George Stefurak) 14-8. Then they rolled, getting to the loser’s bracket final against Another Gear and beating them 14-10. That set up the finals between Anger Management and Bounty Hunters. Anger Management from Players

Club League in Southern Oregon had a good run winning twice by identical scores of 14-12 and claiming the title of Champions. That brought the 2008 Championship to a close. The referees worked long hours to make sure there was always someone there to make rulings or a tough call. Darryl Farley was head referee and he had help from Al Hart and Paul Sapp from B.C. and Phil Eichorn from Iowa. Many referees in training were at the event to get their floor time in hopes of getting their National Referee Certification. The podium staff also worked long hours. Without them the Championships would not be the same. Making sure the players all were qualified, answering all the questions, giving out trivia prizes, selling shirts and hats, registering teams, solving problems with tables, players and referees and paying out all that money are just a few of the things they do. And they are all volunteers! Kudos to Joyce Gumm, Dayle and Alex Stroup,

Sassy Campbell, Andrew Monstis, Darcy Moss, Bill Henderson, Cathy and Nate Dunford, Stacy Sherman, Barb Sisneros, Jason Miller, Kathi Giles, Cindy Rosenthal, Steve and Denise Marker, Rosie and Mike Jensen, Sam Rabito, Terry Ludwig and others worked to make this the best ever Championships. The vendors were there for all of the players. Billiards and Barstools and Billiards 911 had a wide variety of items for the pool players. Bad Boy Billiards Productions provided the Diamond tables. They also ran the brackets and kept the tournament running on schedule. The new program that is being used to schedule, print brackets and run the tournament is first class. Thanks to Ric and Bonnie Jones, “Bull”, Billy, Rick Donner for keeping the tournament running smoothly. A special thanks to Bret Kinney and Ron Guilmette from BCAPL for coming and adding their technical support. The talk of the tournament outside of the play was the use of

1st Men’s/Mixed Team: Anger Management (l to r) Denis Young, John Cassidy, Larry Sowell

green fees which was appreciated by everyone. The tables were always open for play and practice. Cheese from OTBnTV was on hand to film the finals, do interviews and take over 400 photos of the players. You can watch the Master’s finals on OTBnTV.com anytime during next year. Check out the photo galleries there also. You can find all the payouts on the Western BCA website, www.westernbca.org. Check there also for information about coming tournaments and some follow up articles about the 9 Ball Championships. Western BCA Results on page 26 Read a more complete accounting of the Western BCA events online at www.onthebreaknews.com/ 9BallWBCA.htm

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The Diablo Valley Pool League successfully finished their fall session, this past September 27th when teams gathered at Vinnie’s bar to attend the team tourney event and to receive the money prizes the league had projected. After 37 weeks of playing, with all 18 teams finishing the season, the money pot was $19,760, plus $550 for all individual top 10 males and a single female . This is the biggest pot in the history of our local leagues and for that we take great pride... Let’s take a moment to congratulate Holly Robinson for consecutively bringing in the right mix of talent to dominate and take first place in this highly competitive arena.

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size. If your hand is too large for your cue’s butt you will over rotate your wrist in order to hold the small butt and vice versa if it is too large.” I was amazed with the care and enthusiasm that Jim spoke about what is important in selecting the right cue. His premise, “The weight of the cue is unimportant, it is how the cue feels to the customer that’s important.” Besides considering what game you will be playing with your cue and what size the butt should be, you also need to consider whether you use an open or a closed bridge, since this will affect the taper of the cue. For example a pool player who uses a closed bridge will need a cue with a longer taper so your fingers don’t move while stroking the cue. A player needs to decide if they prefer a forward balance for their cue that coincides with an open bridge. The more forward balance in your cue the lighter it shoots. Other variables are your height and your age. As a player ages your eye hand coordination changes therefore older players need a stiffer shaft, this having been said Jim brought out a shaft made from old growth that was cut 150 years ago and

found at the bottom of Lake Superior. He called it the “Superior” shaft and claimed it moved the ball 20% faster after hitting the object ball. I tested his theory. I hit the cue ball with a medium hit and it struck the object ball as if I had hit it hard. Next I hit the cue ball with a hard stroke and the object ball slammed into the pocket and lastly I used a very soft stroke and the object ball rolled into the pocket as if it was hit medium. The hit with that shaft was amazing. The old growth shaft has approximately 60 growth rings per inch while a typical shaft has only 18 - and it really makes the difference. Jim remarked that he spends an average of 3 hours and 40 minutes with each customer purchasing a cue so that all the factors can be considered and the customer will get a cue that fits not only his or her body type but also style of play. Every cue and every part that makes up that cue has a story and a reason for considering how it will affect your play. Jim showed me some awesome custom made cues by Robert Thompson from Ravenswood, West Virgnia. He only makes 35 cues a year and they are truly works of art. Besides his cues Jim showed me a bow and a guitar that Mr. Thompson crafted. You can see the care that went into creating these pieces and why Jim considers him to be the #1 cue maker. Billiards N Bagels will be selling out all of their stock, cues, cases, extra shafts, tips, accessories, pool tables, game tables, bars, chairs, lights, poker and dart supplies along with his displays, furniture and fixtures and extra slate. He is offering 25-70% OFF everything in the store and there were some amazing prices that I noticed as I walked through. After closing, Jim plans on still actively selling cues and doing shop work from home. He remarked that he will finally have the time to pursue this. You can see what Jim has to offer in the store on his website at www.billiardsnbagels.com Billiards N Bagels is located at 31 NE 3rd St in Gresham, Oregon or give him a call at the store 503666-5338. He is there from 1:30 to 7PM Tuesday through Saturday. See ad page 9


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Twenty-three women played in the AWBT’s 6th stop at Kolby’s Korner Pocket in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, Sept. 27th & 28th. This was a $500 added WPBA Qualifier, presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues. The Qualifier spot was for the WPBA Championships to be held in Florida in November. The top 8 finalists on Sunday were as follows: A side: Nicole Keeney vs. Kathleen Lawless, Nina Tagley vs. Iris Ranola. Keeney defeated Lawless (7-3) and Ranola defeated Tagley (7-0). B side: Susan Williams vs. Angel Paglia, Susan “Madhatter” Mello vs. Sara Miller. Williams defeated Paglia (7-2) and Madhatter defeated Miller (7-6). Paglia and Miller finished 7/8th. Keeney and Ranola met up for the hot-seat match. Ranola beat Keeney (7-4). That’s 2 AWBT hot-seats in a row! 5/6th place went to Tagley and Lawless. Williams met up with Madhatter in the quarters. Mello won (7-6). Williams finished 4th. Madhatter put Keeney in 3rd place and allowed Madhatter to challenge Ranola in the final match. Congratulations to Iris Ranola for the win - this makes 2 in a row for her! 12 women came back on Sunday to play for the free second chance event! Congratulations to Dawn Anderson for winning the hot seat, 1st place and $40, Kacie Ragen for 2nd and $30 and Krystal Edmondson for 3rd and $10! The AWBT held a raffle for a beautiful J. Pechauer Custom Cue valued at $520! Congratulations to Jared Williams for winning the cue! Thanks to everyone for buying raffle tickets! We raised $218 for the AWBT points fund! Thanks to Jimmy, Heather, Ryan and all the folks at Kolby’s! We LOVE your pool hall! If any of you haven’t been there, it’s definitely worth a visit! Their tables are always in terrific shape and the food is awesome! Hope to see you all at the next event which will be at Metro on 11/1 and 2nd! That event will be a $500 added WPBA Qualifier for a 2009 Classic event TBD. 1st $325 Iris Ranola 2nd $215 Susan (Madhatter) Mello 3rd $145 Nicole Kenney + WPBA Qualifier Winner! ($500 Added Value)

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6 (another hill-hill) to play in the “A” side finals, and Suzanne got that one 73. This meant that on the “B” side, Janie then played June Maiers from Minnesota, and June won 7-2, plus Mary Hopkin did the same to Tamre’ 73. These two then played for the right go to the finals. June capitalized on several uncharacteristic misses by Mary, and won 7-4. The finals, one race to 9, was led by June early, and she got on the hill first at 8-6, but then a reprieve and a fortuitous bank on the nine got Suzanne to 8-7. Another opening led to her running out the rack to tie it up at 8-8 (did you have any doubt). Sometimes we forget how important the lag can be, but there is a big advantage since the winner breaks in tied matches, and Suzanne did what we all dream of doing by making the 9 on the break to win the finals and securing a paid entry to her first WPBA tournament. To see her jumping up and down for joy, or just the radiant happiness on her face, was a true pleasure, and makes all the hard work we do worth the while. Congratulations also to June for a great tourney and even better playing. Also to Liz Cole, who qualified for the WPBA Classic Tour Stops in 2009 by finishing first in the 2008 rankings. Thanks to all who helped this year (you know who you are), but especially to Darrell Schulden for his volunteer work on the shot clocking. We are hoping for your help next year, it was invaluable. We encourage all of you to return next year with the goal of bringing at least one friend who has never been involved in the NWPA, whether as player or spectator. Please visit our website regularly for more information concerning Board Members and dates for our 2009 Season. See you in March! Chris Rogers & Ford, Tournament Directors PAYOUT 1st $457 Suzanne Osborne + 2009 WPBA Spot ($500.00) 2nd $300 June Maiers 3rd $200 Mikki Small 4th $160 Mary Hopkin 5/6 $95 Tamre Rogers Janie Reckard 7/8 $75 Kit Dennis Liz Cole 9-12 $45 Cindy Sliva Vikkie Knutson Shari Ross Linda Carter

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that Kelsey is taken care of and that Andrea has had some time for herself as well. Her APA family has given her strength, which she has passed along to her four girls. I saw when talking to Andrea, the strength that she gives Kelsey. This young woman has shown such incredible fortitude for all of her children. Andrea told me a story of how supportive her friends have been helping her care for Kelsey. Andrea is a very strong person, a single mother, she has the maturity, strength of character and wisdom that some of us never achieve in a lifetime. Her husband, unable to cope with Kelsey’s cancer abandoned his family. I cannot help but wonder at how she is able to handle all that has happened to her and her family over this past year. Her children who were full of life, playful and fun-loving are a tribute to her ability to allow them to be children and not be weighted down by all the fear and sorrow that would accompany a diagnosis of cancer for a child so young. To see Kelsey you would not know that she is fighting for her life. Andrea said that doctors have no prognosis for Kelsey because they didn’t expect her to live this long. But there she was full of life, beautiful, innocent and always smiling. I was privileged and moved to be able to meet Kelsey, take some photos of her with her sisters, Lacy (her twin) and Christa. I have uploaded these photos to the internet so that everyone can see Kelsey and her family. You can’t help but look at those photos and see what angels they are. The link is ??? Andrea has been journaling about Kelsey’s treatments on a website set up for families who are coping with a loved ones critical illness and treatment. You can read all about Kelsey at www.caringbridge.org just enter KelseyChristensen (all one word) in the search box. Join Scott & Judy McComas of Jake’s along with Chet Arnett of Sharkey’s who will be hosting the APA NW 9-Ball Knockout to raise money in Kelsey’s name to help with her family’s expenses during her treatment. If you can’t make it to the tournament, you can send a donation to the Kelsey Christensen Fund in care of Jake’s Bar & Grill, 1686 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97302 or to Randi Lee (APA League Operator) 1420 Cunningham Lane S, Salem, OR 97302. Let us celebrate Kelsey and learn from her simple love and joy of life, how to really live. She is truly a remarkable child. I was luck to have had the opportunity to meet her and have her love for life touch mine.

Jointed Cue Billiards “Still making the best burgers in town!”

19 Tables Weekly Tournaments Billiard Supplies - Cue Repair Hours: 9am - 1am Sunday - Thursday 9am - 2am Friday and Saturday 2375 Fruitridge Rd - Sacramento, CA 916-456-2284

Hours: 11:30AM-2AM

cabilliardclub@yahoo.com www.californiabilliardclub.com

881 E. El Camino Real Mountain View, CA. 94040 (650) 965-3100

PRESENTS....

We here at The Break got a hold of Predator Cues. Their generosity was overwhelming. They donated 2 Pink Ribbon cues that will be added to the silent auction valued at about $300 each.

Every month Poison donates a percentage of all profits from the new Pink Ribbon Cues towards Breast Cancer Research Initiatives. This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Poison is donating 100% of it’s profits to the cause.

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

$1,000

added

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


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complete results at: www.westernbca.org

Master Scotch Doubles 1st $1,750 Tyler Luce / Shari Ross 2nd $1,050 Shane Verhaaren / Josie LeRoy 3rd $630 Ivan Doty / Andrea Saenz-Maes 4th $380 Steve Lingelbach / Carissa Biggs 5/6 $230 Ken Cavener / Linda Carter and Bob Zack / Ann Brandt 7/8 $140 Gary Givens / Janie Reckard and Cedric Sloan / Faye Fang Open Scotch Doubles 1st $1,460 Paul Kinney / Laurie Kinney 2nd $1,040 Ernest Omori / Vikkie Knutson 3rd $740 Ryan Hoffman / Gayle Gould 4th $530 Vernon Joe / Melissa (Misty) Saldana 5/6 $370 Bob Cook / Sheri Cook and Gary Hoffman / Kathy Hoffman 7/8 $270 Wayne Milke / Vi Brons and Ed Slade / Angela Jensen 9-12 $190 Rod Bair / Donna Kingsbury and Sonny Boggs / Rebecca Easley Kurt Hamm / Susan Millhollin and Bob(Deacon) Pike / Johnnie Landis 13-16 $130 Gary Bragg / Natasha Hook and Doug Ellenberger / Paula Hesinkveld Nick Lopez / Karen Harvey and Bill Nelson / Sandi Fisher Women’s Teams 1st $1,740 NPL-Chix: Anna Busley, Cindy Doty, Shirley Morgan 2nd $1,170 Barbarians: Kathy Bielas, Julie (Dolly) Martell, Barb Thompson 3rd $780 Back For More: Jennifer Nordling, Wanda Plummer, Kari Stevens 4th $510 Super Freaks 5-6 $345 Danger Zone / Place On Fire 7-8 $225 Noti Heartbreakers / The Golden Fleece 9-12 $150 Crazy Al’s / Just Add Alcohol / McQ’s Ladies / Smokin’ 13-16 $105 From the Sticks / Stray Katz Lounge The Illuminators / Time Out Bettys Men’s/Mixed Teams 1st $4,305 Anger Management: Denis Young, Lawrence Sowell, John Cassidy 2nd $2,970 Bounty Hunters: Rod Bair, Matt Horner, Luke Thomas 3rd $2,040 Another Gear: Glenn Atwell, Larry Maes, Brian Roberson 4th $1,410 Sandy Clinic Black 5-6 $960 JB & Associates @ Malarkeys / The Nuts 7-8 $660 But It Was Suited / Little Reno Billiards #1 9-12 $450 Alibi Tres Barachos / Big Johnson / Soundview Bar & Grill / The Bro’s 13-16 $315 Abracadabra / Eyo Cues / Peking Dragons / Team Incognito

Men’s Open A Singles 1st $1,180 Treon Pham 2nd $850 Mike Shannon 3rd $615 Dennis Proia 4th $440 Dan Miller 5/6 $315 Carl Spencer John Strout 7/8 $230 Bret Baker John Cassidy 9-12 $165 Clayton Foran Don Fowler Mitchell Henderson Rod Bair 13-16 $115 Brett Milburn Ed Slade Loy Long Luke Thomas

Women’s Open Singles 1st $750 Bonnie Mahaffey 2nd $535 Donna Totten 3rd $380 Connie Carlson 4th $270 Val Opgrand 5/6 $190 Adele Evans Melissa (Misty) Saldana 7/8 $135 Alicia Kvasnicka Lorraine Krom 9-12 $95 Angie Kalamas Eileen Stephens Jennifer Windell Monica Moonen 13-16 $65 Alisha Rogers Kathy Thomason Pam Carraway Stacy Eilts

Men’s Master Singles 1st $1,270 Bob Zack 2nd $850 Matt Horner 3rd $565 Glenn Atwell 4th $375 Randy Baker 5/6 $250 Jim Conway Robert Niemeyer 7/8 $165 Cedric Sloan Gary Givens 9-12 $110 Ivan Doty Sean Lewis Steve Lingelbach Todd Marsh 13-16 $70 Damian Rebman Jay Krause Kevin Fong Todd Gooch

Men’s Open ‘B’ Singles 1st $1,010 Mike Tierney 2nd $720 Doug Dunn 3rd $515 Bob Brandt 4th $365 Jackson McDonald 5/6 $260 Bill Byers Rob Anderson 7/8 $185 Nick Gochayna Steve Marker 9-12 $130 Brian Kvasnicka Dave Cobb Phil Rothschild Wayne Milke 13-16 $95 Bill Anglin Charlie Burnett David Ray Gregorio Cepeda Women’s Master Singles 1st $960 Andrea Saenz-Maes 2nd $530 Linda Carter 3rd $295 Liz Cole 4th $160 Suzanne Smith 5/6 $90 Cindy Doty Melissa Rushton 7/8 $50 Jackie Fitchner Karla Bagley

The East Bay’ Bay’ss Finest Billiard Room 20 Beautiful Pool T ables Tables Full Bar - Full Kitchen Pro Shop - Smoking Lounge Private Party Facilities

TOURNAMENT 2ND WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH Monday College Night Tuesday USPPA Tournament Wednesday Ladies Night Located at the Public Market in Emeryville across from the Emberybay Cinema

(510) 652-9808 6005 Shellmound Emeryville, CA


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The Cue Ball

Sno-King

(continued from page 11)

photos courtesy of: www.thecueball.com

Linn Petty, Jay Krause, Matt Horner

October 11th, 2008 Player (Rating) Bobby Schindler (B) Mike Jarvis (AA) Matt Horner (4A) Chris Byers (A) Cody Bourgeois (C) Resse Alvaran (B) Jay Krause (AA) Ron Rakestraw (A)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6th 5-6th 7-8th 7-8th

$$ 200 120 80 50 25 25 10 10

September 13th, 2008 Pts 100 75 60 50 40 40 30 30

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Open Division 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6

$2580 $1380 $815 $525 $340

7/8

$220

9-12

$145

13-16

$90

17-24

$60

25-32

$40

Stan Tourangeau, Vancouver Tyler Van Wulven, San Diego, CA Dan Hamper, Helena, MT Jeff Boucher, Bozeman, MT Damian Pongpanik, Salt Lake City, UT Sean McKay, Medicine Hat, AB Steve Johnson, Great Falls, MT Bill Main, Havre, MT Ace Brown, Ogden, UT Jason Phillips Kim Bohnet, Medicine Hat, AB Joe Diehl Curtis Johnson, Riverside, CA Nick Kruger, Vancouver Jeff Tolbert, Long Beach, CA Tim Murphy Bob Gray, Missoula, MT Jim Winter, Billings, MT Don Lundy, Kalispell, MT Wade Thompson, Great Falls, MT Jeff Godzicky Damian Allishan, Los Angeles, CA Jerry Schuler, Great Falls, MT Brett Van Voast, Spokane, WA Art St Germaine, Great Falls, MT Vernon Joe, Vancouver Tim Lezard Jason Tigart, Great Falls, MT Rob Ostler, Salt Lake City, UT Curt Watts, Bozeman, MT Doug Medina, Billings, MT Sean Fritzler

Ladies Division 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6

$830 $430 $245 $135 $80

7/8

$45

Mike Jarvis, Bobby Schindler, Matt Horner

Linda Asleson, Billings, MT Jay Succo, Cedar City, UT Becka Lakin, Livingston, MT Candice Evans, Manhattan, MT Sheronda Healy, Havre, MT Veronica St Germaine, Great Falls, MT Brittany Barnes, Great Falls, MT Kristy Farris, Great Falls, MT

Player (Rating) Matt Horner (4A) Jay Krause (AA) Linn Petty (B) Shawn Gibson (AA) Cody Bourgeois (C) David Rivers (C) Mical Tate (B) Susan Preston (B)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6th 5-6th 7-8th 7-8th

$$ 200 120 80 50 25 25 10 10

Pts 100 75 60 50 40 40 30 30

The Finals started at 6:00 pm and both teams were in dead stroke, as they were both playing since 9:30 in the morning. The final match would be a test of endurance and minimal mistakes. The owner of PC’s Pub (Terry Trautman and Lee Trautman), were very happy to see both bar sponsored teams back at home in the finals. PC’s Pub would now hold three championships in a row guaranteed. The Kings got off to a great start taking the first round winning 4 of the 5 games. The second round also went to the kings as they won 3 out of 5 games. Poolology 101 picked it back up and took the third round 3-2. The Kings marched right back and took the last round and clearly demonstrated why they are defending champions! The next Sno-King league will start on November 2nd, played on Sundays at 6:00pm. Please contact Shane McKinley (425) 327-1334 shane28@verizon.net if you have a team or interest in our league. 1st $950 “The Kings” (PC’s PUB) 2nd $450 “Poolology 101” (PC’s Pub) 3rd $250 “Razzal Dazzal” (Razzals) 4th $100 “Drunken Lords” (O’Finnigans)


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

Colo

DA Y DAY Mondays

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

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

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

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OTBnTV DA Y DAY Mondays

Tuesdays

CITY Federal Way Snohomish Tacoma Vancouver Everett Federal Way Lakewood

WASHINGTON

Mountlake Terr

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

LOCA TION LOCATION Tall Timbers Kornerpocket Billiardz Latitude 84 Halftime P C Pub P J Pockets Longhorn Saloon O’Houlie’s Pub Log Cabin Full Splice Cadillac Island Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Club 199 Mustard Seed Qz’s Classic Island Robin’s Billiards Frankies P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Billiards Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place Spot Bar & Grill Charley’s Pub Schooners The Club Mike’s Place Mike’s Place Kornerpocket Billiardz (1st/3rd) 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Qz’s Billiard’Aires Club Full Splice Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island The Club Frankies Kornerpocket Billiardz Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

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

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

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

ADDED Matching/Prog.Pot

$50 Progressive Pot Progressive Pot

$100 Matching/Prog.Pot

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

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

www.otbntv.com Watch Pool on the Web

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 9-Ball Open (Breakpot) 9-Ball 8-Ball Open-Limit first 24 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball Vegas Rules 9-Ball 8-Ball Open 9 Ball 9-Ball Survivor 8-Ball B only Limit 16 8-Ball 9-Ball Hndcp-break pot 9-Ball 9-Ball Valley Rules 8 Ball - B & below 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball Call Pocket 9-Ball 12 Week Qualifier 8-Ball BCA rules 9-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball Black Light Pool Night 8-Ball 8-Ball Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 9-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls

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

ENTRY $5 $15+$5 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 Call $5 $7 $5 $5+$3 $5+$1 $5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $3 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $10 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $2 $5 + $5 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $2 $5+$3 g.f. $10+$2 g.f. $5+$3 $5 $5+$1 $5 $5 $10 $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5

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


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MT

ID

WY

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

DA Y DAY Saturday

CITY Sheridan

LOCA TION LOCATION Rails Bar

PHONE (307) 751-1609

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball

ENTRY $10

ADDED $100 w/16

TIME 5:00PM

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

LOCA TION LOCATION Mingles Mingles The Pocket Toadstool Mingles Oasis Bar

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

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

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

ADDED

Matching Matching

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

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Kalispell Three Forks Wednesdays Kalispell Saturdays Kalispell Sundays Belgrade Butte

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

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

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

ENTRY $5

ADDED Matching

TIME 7:00PM

$5 $5

Matching Matching

7:00PM 1:00PM

$5

$2.50/player

2:00PM

DA Y DAY Mondays

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

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

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball B USPPA USPPA

ENTRY $5 $20 $15

ADDED

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

Break Pot

7:30PM

CITY Sacramento San Francisco

CALIFORNIA

Tuesdays

Emeryville Modesto Mountain View

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

Fridays Saturdays

Modesto Daly City, CA Riverside San Francisco San Francisco

Sundays

Bellflower Modesto Mountain View

Sacramento

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DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Beaverton Portland Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Portland Wednesdays Forest Grove Portland Portland Troutdale Fridays Forest Grove Oregon City Salem Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Salem Sundays Oregon City Portland Portland

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

PHONE (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 357-1111 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (503) 357-1111 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

9-Ball Hdcp race to 6 SE

$10

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

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

$25 w/16+

$50 $75 $50

Break Pot

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

8-Ball DE

$7

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

Call $12 $20 $20 $15

$500 Break Pot $$$

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

8-Ball race to 2/2 DE

$10

Break Pot

12:30PM

9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9 Ball Open

$20 $15

$500 Break Pot

8:00PM Noon

$50 w/16

$5/player to $150

7:30PM

www.otbntv.com Watch Pool on the Web EVENT / RULES 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8-Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 9-Ball C & below 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

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

ADDED

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

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


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DA TE DATE Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 2 Nov 7-9 Nov 8 Nov 8 Nov 8 Nov 8-9 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15-16 Nov 15 Nov 15-16 Nov 20 Nov 20-23 Nov 21-23 Nov 21-23 Nov 22 Nov 22-23 Nov 26 Nov 28-30 Nov 28-30 Nov 29-30 Dec 5-8 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 7 Dec 9-14 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 13-14 Dec 20-21 Dec 27-28 Dec 31 Jan TBA Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 10 Jan 17-18 Jan 17-18 Jan 17-18 Jan 24 Jan 24-25 Jan 28 Mar 25-29

CITY Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Billings, MT Bozeman, MT Salem, OR Northglenn, CO San Francisco, CA Great Falls, MT Kenmore, WA Longview, WA Aurora, CO Salem, OR Salem, OR Mtn View, CA Rigby, ND Rugby, ND Great Falls, MT Great Falls, MT Northglenn, CO San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Bozeman, MT Tacoma, WA Mountain View, CA Reno, NV Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Reno, NV Northglenn, CO Salem, OR Longview, WA Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Kenmore, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Longview, WA Mtn View, CA Sacramento, CA Bozeman, MT San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Shelton, WA

LOCA TION LOCATION Hard Times (See ad 10) Hard Times (See ad 10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 23) Bullwackers (See ad p18) Eagles #326 (See ad p20) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p6) Family Billiards (See ad p31) 8 Ball In (See ad p2) Golden Fleece (See ad p7) Cadillac Island (See ad p23) Rack’em Billiards (See ad p6) Jake’s Bar (See ad p3) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Northern Lights (See ad Oct) Northern Lights (See ad Oct) Eight Ball In (See ad p32) Eight Ball In (See ad p32) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p8) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) Eagles #326 (See ad p3) Malarkey’s (See ad p18) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Sands Regency (See ad p31) Hard Times (See ad 10) Hard Times (See ad 10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p23) Sands Regency (See ad p31) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p6) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Cadillac Island (See ad p23) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) GoldenFleece (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad 10) Hard Times (See ad 10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p23) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Cadillac Island (See ad p23) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Hard Times (See ad p10) Eagles Club #326 (See ad p20) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p24) PACS (See ad p2)

PHONE (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (406) 656-2887 (406) 587-9996 (503) 362-9740 (303) 450-7665 (415) 931-1115 (406) 799-4949 (425) 908-7332 (360) 957-0065 (303) 755-7675 (503) 362-0133 (503) 362-9740 (650) 965-3100 (701) 776-5846 (701) 776-5846 (406) 761-9169 (406) 761-9169 (303) 450-7665 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (406) 585-9188 (253) 383-3301 (650) 965-3100 (866) 386-7829 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (866) 386-7829 (303) 450-7665 (503) 362-9740 (360) 957-0065 (650) 965-3100 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (425) 908-7332 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 (360) 957-0065 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8793 (406) 587-9996 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (360) 892-7454

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SUBSCRIBE T OD AY ODA For Home Delivery O N LY $25 US $35 CANADA YEARLY

EVENT / RULES One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 8-Ball MT State Singles/Teams Women’s Dbls Limit 24 teams 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Turkey Shootin’ 9-Ball Pechauer Cues Open

ENTR Y ENTRY $20 $25 $15 $35/$120 $20/team $10 $35 $60 4 Man Round Robin/4 Person Teams $100 NCS 8-Ball Qualifier $40 8-Ball 2 person teams $80/team NCS 8-Ball Qualifier $50+$20 g.f. Kelsey Christensen Fundraiser $20 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $25 / $25 9-Ball International Cup $50 8-Ball M & W $70M/$45W Buffalo Bill Mem Open div. $25 Buffalo Bill Mem Women’s div. $25 8-Ball Turkey Shootin’ $35 One Pocket Glenn White Mem. $50 8-Ball Handicapped $20 8-Ball Bar Box Holiday Classic $50+$20 9-Ball Race to 7 Alt Break $50+$20 g.f. Reno Warm-up $60 USPPA Pro Am $100 One Pocket $20 9-Ball $25 Straight Pool $15 Reno Open $150 9-Ball Big Guns Shootout $60+$20 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 9-Ball Open $40+$10 g.f. Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $25 / $25 One Pocket/9-Ball $25 each 8-Ball Handicapped $20 NCS 8-Ball Qualifier TBA One Pocket $20 9-Ball $25 Straight Pool $15 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 8-Ball Open $40+$10 g.f. Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $25 / $25 NCS 8-Ball Qualifier $80/$40 9-Ball Open $25 incl. g.f. One Pocket/9-Ball $25 each 8-Ball Handicapped $20 Regional Champ. at Little Creek Varies

ADDED $300 $500

TIME Noon Noon 11:00AM $3,500 10:00AM $100 11:00AM $200 10:00AM $500 2:00PM $2,500 w/32 Noon $2,000 w/18T 10:00AM $1,250 Call $500 w/24T Noon $1000 Call $2000 Guar. Call $200 10:00AM $400 each 1:00PM $1,000 1st 3:00PM $4000 1st Guar 7:00PM $5,000 w/128 7:00PM $1,750 w/64 7:00PM $500 2:00PM $2,500 w/32 Noon $200 Call $3000+ Guar 7:00PM $3,000 w/128 11:00AM $1,000 1:00PM $22,000 Call $300 Noon $500 Noon 11:00AM $26,500 Call $1,000 Guar Noon $200 10:00AM $500 w/48 Noon $400 each 1:00PM $300 ea w/32 1:00PM $200 Call TBA Call $300 Noon $500 Noon 11:00AMs $200 10:00AM $500 w/48 Noon $400 each 1:00PM $1,000 Call $200 11:00AM $300 ea w/32 1:00PM $200 Call $12,500 Call


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The Break November Issue  

The 2008 November Issue of The Break The Pool Players best source of Information Check us out online at www.onthebreaknews.com

The Break November Issue  

The 2008 November Issue of The Break The Pool Players best source of Information Check us out online at www.onthebreaknews.com

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