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Men’s Champion

2016 Chinook Winds Open Skyler Woodward, last March’s Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball Champion, added the Chinook Winds Open 10-Ball title to his already (he is, after all, just 23 years old) impressive list of accomplishments. This installment of the CWO 10-Ball Championships, held on October 7-9 in Lincoln City, Oregon, was sponsored by venue host Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Western BCA and Anhauser Busch, was played on 7’ Diamond Tables provided by BadBoys Billiards Productions and live streamed by Lenny Marshall/On the Rail TV. This event featured 100 players in the Men’s Division and 29 in the Women’s Division, including defending champions Rodney Morris and Rebecca Wagner. A scheduling conflict resulted in slightly lower than hoped for numbers in the Men’s Division but there were still some major players on hand to dazzle us with their knowledge of the game and execution on the tables.

Next on the agenda was the Calcutta. The Women went first with 29 players up for bid. 25 were bid on and a total of $2070 was collected. 4 went into the field. The payouts to the winning bidders were as follow: 1st Place/$1040, 2nd Place/$520, 3rd Place/$310 and 4th Place/$200. Then the Men’s auction got started with a total of $7130 being collected (99 total, 41 went into the field and 58 bid on individually). Here’s how the payouts went: 1st Place/$2800, 2nd Place/$1400, 3rd Place/$1000, 4th Place/$650, 5/6th Place/$350, 7/8th Place/$150 and 9-12th Place/$70.

A WarmUp Tournament was held on Thursday, October 6, to get everyone in the mood. 73 players, including 5 women, were on the bracket for this 10-Ball, race to 4, double elimination precursor to the main events yet to come. Skyler Woodward and Rodney Morris advanced undefeated to the hot seat match where Sky sent Rodney to the back side with a lopsided 4-0 win and would wait to see who would come through to meet him in the final. As quite often happens, the loser of the hot seat match would prevail on the back and get into the final and a chance at redemption. Rodney held off Antonio Lining 4-2 and got another go at Skyler. Rodney took the first match 4-2 and forced a second match and perhaps a double dip. Sky, however, was having none of that and took the second match by the same 4-2 score and the first place prize of $535.

Rodney Morris Champions Chezka Centeno and Skyler Woodward

Skyler Woodward Complete WarmUp Tourney Results and Payouts: 1 $535 Skyler Woodward 2 $375 Rodney Morris 3 $300 Antonio Lining 4 $250 Chris Byers 5/6 $175 Randy Baker, Steve Lingelbach 7/8 $125 Chezka Centeno, Stan Tourangeau 9-12 $100 Amar Kang, Christ Aiardo, Matt Horner, Heather Cortez 13-16 $50 Aaron Goodwin, Jackson McDonald, Scott Barnard, Chris McDaniel


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At last, the main events got underway with all the players seeking the $10,000 (Men’s Division) and $4000 (Women’s Division) first place prizes. Men’s Division Defending Champ, Rodney Morris, soon to be inducted into the Billiards Hall of Fame, stumbled early on (third match) and had to claw his way through the back side to have any hope of getting into the final and a possible repeat win. He came close, finishing in 5/6th after losing a very tight match to eventual finalist Antonio Lining 6-7. All eyes then were on Skyler Woodward and his march to own consecutive Chinook Winds Open titles. His path to the final was the direct one as he won 5 straight matches, never losing more than 3 games, to get to the hot seat match against Amar Kang. Amar fought hard but could only take 4 games as Sky moved on to the final. Amar’s hopes of a second shot at Skyler in the final were crushed by Antonio Lining in the 3rd place match 4-7. As the final began, Skyler literally raced off to a 6-2 lead over Antonio and just needed one more game to clinch the title. Antonio came to life and reeled off 4 straight games, including a carom 5-6-10-Ball combo in game 9, Sky’s foul on the 10-ball in game 10, a break and run in game 11 and a run out following another Woodward foul on the 1-Ball in game 12 to even the match at 6-6. Skyler could only watch as Antonio broke the decider and began his run to what looked to be a

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win to force a second set. Antonio, shooting the 9-Ball, missed a difficult but very makeable shot and Skyler was on his feet to put an end to Antonio’s hopes for a double dip, making the 9 and 10 to clinch the title. Again. We can only hope he comes back in March, 2017 to go for a third. In the Women’s Division, all eyes were on returning 2015 Champion Rebecca Wagner and a possible repeat of last year’s final with Allison Fisher. Was that destined to be? Short answer: no. Rebecca was only able to win two out of four matches played and there would be no repeat champion. How’d the other half of that equation fare? Allison Fisher won her first three matches easily before coming up against 17-year-old Philippina Chezka Centeno, in her first Sky with Runner-up Antonio Lining US competition following some impressive wins in the Orient, and Allison’s march to the final was abruptly halted as Chezka stunned her 5-0. Allison, the great Champion and Hall of Famer, just picked herself up and marched through the back side, winning three matches, again easily, to get her spot in the final. Meanwhile, Chezka sped through the front side, losing only 3 games in 5 matches to face Allison in the final. Allison won the lag, which would loom large later in the match and they were off. The ladies didn’t waste any time bringing out their big guns with Allison taking the first two games with impressive run outs. Chez answered back with hard fought wins in the next two games (2-2). Chez capitalized on a miss by Allison following a good safety to take game 5 (3-2. Allison answered back, winning the next two games and took the lead 4-3 and was on Complete Results and Payouts/Men’s Division: the hill. Chez broke 1 $10,000 Skyler Woodward and ran game 8 to 2 $5600 Antonio Lining level the match at 4 3 $3200 Amar Kang apiece. Allison had the 4 $1800 Chris McDaniel break in the decider 5/6 $1020 Rodney Morris, Max Eberle (remember the lag) and 7/8 $580 Ramil Gallego, Jason Williams was hoping to force a 9-12 $320 Chris Byers, Todd Marsh, second set. But that Manuel Perez, Christ Aiardo was not to be as she 13-16 $180 Ruben Silva, Dan Louie, Mike Grimm, Ben Sutherland watched the cue ball 17-24 $150 Carl Tibbetts, Matt Horner, get kicked into the side Jeffrey Leonards, Clark Smith, pocket and Chezka Joe Pleasant, Jose Chavez, come to the table and Pete Gates, Chuck Nelson waste no time running out and

waste no time running out and claiming the title. Was this the passing of the torch from arguably the greatest female player ever to a rising superstar? Maybe. Allison Fisher is by no means done but there can be no doubt that Chezka Centeno has a dazzling future in Women’s Billiards.

Complete Results and Payouts Women’s Division: 1 $4000 2 $2000 3 $1000 4 $550 5/6 $250 7/8 $150

Chezka Centeno Allison Fisher Heather Cortez Kelly Isaac Liz Cole, Cindy Sliva Kim Jones, Kimberly Kirk

Chezka with Runner-up Allison Fisher Even though this Open was smaller, there were more than enough great players to make it well worth following as they delivered many great matches and two more than worthy champions were crowned. Many thanks to our sponsors: Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Western BCA and Anhauser Busch. Tournament Directors Mike Jensen and Bill Henderson did a great job organizing and running this event with the help of Tournament Registrar Darcy Williams, the Calcutta crew, Referees Darryl Farley and Dwayne Payne, Pam Carraway on the Podium, Cathy Dunford and Staff in Payouts and Robbin Iredale, Photographer/graphic designer/advertising/website administrator.

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Master Instructor, National Billiard Academy, “Beat People With a Stick!”

Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson


November 2016

This one is hard to teach, but it’s really important. I’m sure you’ve heard about it your whole life, in every sport you’ve tried. Gotta follow through, gotta follow through. If you’re skeptical, you’re thinking “Yeah, right. That cueball is long gone before I ever have a chance to follow through. What’s the difference?” Well, it’s certainly true that the cueball is gone. Let’s slow this thing way down and look at what happens during a hit stroke. If you are stroking (as opposed to poking), your stick is accelerating toward the impact. If you are poking, your stick is decelerating toward the impact (this is bad). The tip spends only one or two thousandths of a second in contact with the cueball and the ball springs off and heads down table. Meanwhile, because your stick ran into the ball, the stick has slowed down. But then, because of your stroke inertia, the stick regains some of its speed and continues forward. If you stroke the shot, you have a feeling of accelerating through the hit. The actual physics, as we saw above, is a little different, but this is the right feeling. You aren’t doing anything to slow the stick down. The cueball slows the stick. So, if the player doesn’t slow the stick, what makes it stop? Two things: your range of motion and your stroke speed. My belief is that, to interfere as little as possible with your stroke, you allow your follow-through to flow forward until it either runs out of speed or until you run out of range of motion for your stroke arm. What I’m getting at here is the idea that there is a “natural” amount of follow-through that is appropriate on each shot, and the less you interfere with that, the better your results. In other words, if you’re not getting that natural amount of follow-through, you are interfering with the stroke. You might want to fix that. Imagine a very soft shot – maybe just hard enough to send the cueball one table length. Natural follow-through for a shot of that speed might be just one inch past where the cueball was. If the stick came to a stop by running out of speed, as opposed to you stopping it with muscle, I’d call that natural follow-through. The forward energy

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of the stick was overcome by the cueball and then by the “friction” in your arm movement. Different players have differing amounts of fluidity in their stroke arm, resulting in some differences in natural follow-through length. If your stroke arm is very stiff, try pausing slightly at the back of your stroke, so your bicep doesn’t have to fight your tricep as it swings the stick forward. Imagine your upper arm is soft. Now consider a very hard shot – say three table lengths. Natural follow-through for this shot might be four to six inches past the cueball, or more. Most likely, the factor limiting your follow-through this time will be your range of motion. If you’re an elbow-dropper, you may have a longer follow-through because your range of motion is long. If you’re not an elbow-dropper, your stroke hand will bang into your chest, and that’s as far as your stroke is going. To get back to the real point here, “So what? The cueball doesn’t care whether I follow through or not, so why does it matter?” The answer is that follow-through is a symptom. A good stroke gives you consistent ball action, and consistency raises your game. Here’s the beauty part: Sometimes you can take a symptom, and use it to improve the cause. For example, we all know that when you feel good you smile. We also know that you can smile (on purpose), and you will feel better. Using this same reasoning, if good follow-through is a symptom of an excellent stroke, why not work on following through as a way to improve your stroke? To check out your follow-through, place a chalk next to the cueball, take your shot, freeze at the end of the hit stroke, and then look at the chalk to see how far you followed through. Don’t pull back on your stick. Follow through with abandon! Forward only! Don’t push your stick after the hit. Just let it fly to its natural end point. Stay down. Check out the beauty. Show off your follow-through.

ONE USEFUL HOOK STEFANO PELINGA Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.

Sticking to useful trick shots, here is a real cute one which indeed helped me a few times while playing 9- or 10-ball games. Place the 9-ball (the yellow one in my diagram) by the corner pocket, frozen to the short rail and at one ball distance from the pocket’s point. The cue ball is “jawed” and the lowest ball on the table (in this case the red ball) is at about 1/2 ball distance from the CB and 1 to 3 inches past it having as reference the corner pocket or the CB. The set up of these kinds of shots can vary as they represent real situations and you need to learn how to adjust to them all. Jack your cue up by about 25⁰ and aim the OB full or a hair to the left, depending on the kind of cue you have. Hit the CB at 6:30 with 2 tips of English and a pretty good follow through and quick stroke. After hitting the OB, the CB will jump and land just past the 9-ball. The English will then grab and the CB will draw and push back the 9-Ball into the pocket. Using a little left English will increase your odds in making the shot as it forces the CB to hug the rail on its way backwards. If the lowest ball on the table happens to be a few inches farther from the CB, the shot actually becomes easier as the CB does not need to jump as in the diagrammed situation. P.S. – I would like to express my deepest sympathy to my friend Tom Simpson’s family and his sweet wife Candace. I was surely struck last month by the sad news of his sudden departure. Tom was a good man, a loyal friend and a great pool instructor. Overall a great asset to our sport. He will be missed by many. RIP my friend.

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If you play tournament 9 ball, you may have already run into some new rules for the break shot. These include rack your own (breaker racks for himself), and the 9 doesn’t count on the break. The first is to speed up the racking process because some players are really picky about the rack while the second is to nullify a rack-your-own break that sends a wired nine ball straight into a corner pocket, such as C. Last month’s U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in Norfolk is a good example of how the break has evolved in tournament play. Let’s go over the rules there so you can be prepared for them in the future. First, why are they screwing with the break at all? Wasn’t it OK before? Well, sort of. The problem is that with a truly tight rack and breaking from the side rail, the wing ball on that side of the rack is dead to the corner pocket. In the diagram if you break from the left side rail, the 3 ball goes straight into pocket C. People generally didn’t know this before about 2000 because the racks until then were rarely tight with every ball touching all its neighbors. Around that time the Sardo rack came on the scene and it consistently gave a tight rack. So, now there is a problem. If the rack is tight, a ball is guaranteed on the break, even for a soft break. If the rack is not tight, the breaker is being cheated, since the rack is supposed to be as tight as possible. And with a dead ball available on a soft break, some players mastered repetitive run outs when they racked the balls for themselves in a certain pattern. The solutions tried so far are not completely satisfactory. At the U.S. Open the following rules were implemented. The rack is moved up the table so the 9 is on the spot and not the 1 ball. This is a first step to make the wing ball undead. The cue ball is required to start from a “break box” as shown which is 18 inches wide. This makes it harder to hit along the “wing ball dead” line which is from the rail position to straight at the 1 ball, driving the 1 ball towards A. The 2 ball is required to be at the back of the rack and the rest of the balls must be placed randomly -- no pattern racking allowed. Finally, the breaker is required to drive three balls into the kitchen or pocket them or it is deemed an illegal break and control passes to his opponent. The main point of this last rule is to force a hard break. One other factor is that a template was being used to rack the balls. That’s a thin sheet of plastic with holes punched in it where the balls should sit. In theory it can give a near perfect rack in a few seconds. Practice is different from theory. Before the tournament started Jayson Shaw gave a demo to a few bystanders of how leaving a very small gap between the 2 and it’s neighbor on the cue-ball side of the rack allows the wing ball (the 3) to go forward of its usual path to B and go straight into the pocket C instead for a full hit on the 1 ball from the break box. Smart players checked their opponent’s racks.

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The break technique a lot of players used in the Open is the so-called “cut break” in which you don’t hit the 1 ball straight on but instead cut it towards A which helps to make the wing ball even with the 9 on the spot. The wing ball usually goes slowly, and often gets kissed out, but the cut break tends to send a lot of balls towards pocket C. In addition, it sends the 1 ball towards the side pocket. Some cut-break players used a little side spin to bring the cue ball up the table towards F, hoping for position on the 1 ball if it didn’t go in the side, while others sent the cue ball back through the rack at E. It turns out that with a really tight rack the 9 ball doesn’t move, so you have a chance to get it moving. My solution to all of this: play 10 ball if the break starts to become an issue in your 9 ball games.


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

The Filipinos are regarded as some of the most talented pool players in the world. Several of them sport long powerful bridges on nearly each and every shot. Recently, I heard about a conversation a player had with pool great Nick Varner. Nick had advised the player to shorten his bridge hand and the player responded by making the comment “but Nick, look at the Filipinos, their bridge hands are all very far away from the cue ball.” Nick responded by asking the player a simple question, “Are you a Filipino?” I thought that was an excellent response because most players do not understand the benefits of a shortened bridge. Pool is a very daunting game because the technical aspects are not simple to execute subconsciously. However, the more you can reduce the variables, the simpler the game of pool becomes, and the easier it is to play the game with a positive mindset. The first step in mastering the game of pool is learning the correct fundamentals. Fundamentals are the elements that all great pool players have in common. Good mechanics provide a solid foundation for you to perform the actions that your mind tells you to do. All too often it’s something simple that keeps a player from reaching their true potential. In fact, the focus of this article is to address quite possibly the most common fundamental flaw among players. Over the course of several years of teaching I have trained several hundred students and nearly all of them had one common problem. The weakness I am referring to is their BRIDGE HAND DISTANCE. Furthermore, I would venture to say that 95% of all pool players place their bridge hand too far away from the cue ball. Being able to make a stable and accurate bridge is a very important part a player’s mechanics. Pool has drastically changed over the years. Today, most players play on tight equipment where that accuracy is the name of the game. A sloppy bridge won’t help! Moreover, we are conditioned to reproduce what we see from professional players like Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante. What most players don’t seem to understand is that correct (from a physics prospective) bridge hand distance is directly related to a player’s arm length. Generally, the taller you are the longer your bridge should be. That is not to say that you cannot learn to play with a longer bridge as many of the Filipinos do.

However, in my estimation it makes the game much more difficult to master. The purpose of the bridge is to support the cue on the line of aim by forming a groove or channel for the cue to slide through. The bridge hand is usually placed nine to twelve inches away from the cue ball depending on the layout of balls and the player’s unique body structure. It’s actually quite common for players to miss shots because there is too much play (bridge hand distance is too long) between the groove of their bridge hand and the cue ball. To find the correct bridge hand distance for your body structure, measure the distance between your elbow and your wrist. Take that measurement and subtract an inch and a quarter—that’s how far the groove of your bridge hand should be away from the edge of the cue ball. If you place the groove of your bridge hand closer than that you will gain accuracy but lose power. Conversely, the opposite applies when your bridge is too far away from the cue ball. If your channel is too far away then you will lose accuracy and gain power. Keep in mind, that the table layout can interfere with a player’s ability to maintain the correct bridge hand distance 100 percent of the time. They key is to remember that the correct bridge hand distance should be used as conditions permit. Another thing to remember is to keep the bottom of your bridge hand planted firmly against the slate of the table. This will make your bridge hand more stable and will allow you to guide the cue more accurately. In the words of Wyatt Earp, “Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” The bottom line is if you want to play like a professional, you’ll need to master the correct bridge hand distance. There is no shortcut! If you want to improve your game don’t imitate what you see other players do. Ask yourself the question, “Are you a Filipino?” and seriously consider shortening your bridge hand distance if you don’t play like one.

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The Rocket Rocks at the 2016 Andy Cloth High Desert Shootout The 2016 Andy Cloth High Desert Shootout held in Rawlins, WY on Sept. 23-25 was another huge success! There were 175 entries, which is an increase from last year, from around the Rocky Mountain region and beyond competing in this $10,000 added money tournament for a total of over $25,000 in cash prizes, awards & calcutta money in the ten different events that were offered! In the open class there were Masters (pros & AAA level players), Expert (seasoned AA & A level players), Classic (intermediate A & B level players) and Sportsman (beginners & C level players) divisions offered and in the juniors there were three divisions offered and also a hard luck 9-ball tournament on Sunday. The tournament was highlighted by the presence of newly elected 2016 BCA Hall of Fame inductee and former U.S. Open Champion, “Rocket” Rodney Morris and also World Champion Trick Shot Artist and BCA Hall of Famer, Mike “Tennessee Tarzan” Massey! A round of golf and a tour of the Wyoming Frontier Prison were added bonuses for


the professionals and anybody else available on Thursday who wanted to participate including “live stream artist extraordinaire,” Fast Lenny Marshall of On the Rail TV. Not only were these professionals very gracious with their time throughout the tournament interacting with the other players and spectators with photo ops and autographs but they also displayed their talent on the table throughout the weekend with Rodney Morris winning all three of the Masters events - the single elimination 10ball, double elimination Saratoga (an 8-ball & 10-ball hybrid game) and the single elimination 8-ball. Mike Massey was a big hit once again and wowed the local crowds during the week with his outstanding trick shots! In addition to performing magic on the pool table, Mike also broke out his guitar and entertained the local folks with his wonderful music and new hit song, “It’s Impossible to Lose in Heaven!” Once again, promoter, EJ Glode, was able to Rodney Morris and Monte Thayer TD keep the sport of pool rolling as the man behind the scenes that not only brings this kind of talent to the Rocky Mountain region for everyone to enjoy but to also have this kind of money ($10,000 added) for players to compete for!

Expert Division: Shawn Hallock, Lou Valdez & Bobby Atkinson

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While the professionals worked their way through the three Masters events there were also amateurs and semi-pro players from the area that cashed in as well! The “quiet assassin,” Chris McDaniel of Denver, CO, notched a 2nd place finish in the Masters Division 10-ball and the always sharp Marc Vidal also of Denver, CO took runner up honors in the Masters Saratoga event. Local Rawlins, WY player and tournament director, Monte Thayer, managed a 2nd place finish in the Masters 8-ball tournament.

the help of some great major sponsors and vendors such as Andy Billiard Cloth, Dragon Promotions, McDermott Cues, On the Rail TV, Polaris, Shively Hardware, Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company, Rasson Tables, Diveney Cues, Fish’s Cue Repair, the Rawlins & Saratoga Lions Clubs and the Carbon County Visitor’s Council these events are going to continue to grow biggerbecome much more than just a pool tournament!

Sportsman Division: Tybien Maes, Kendal Wall & Jessica Seller

In the Expert Division it was another Denver, CO area player who got the lion’s share of the money with Shawn “Sharp Eye” Hallock taking top honors after holding off Southern Colorado’s “Cool Lou” Valdez’ nearly successful attempt at the double dip!

2016 Andy Cloth High Desert Shootout tournament results for the top four finishers of each open event and prize money and the champions of the junior’s divisions are as follows: Masters Division 10-Ball 1st $800 Rodney Morris 2nd $400 Chris McDaniel 3rd $170 Tom Thompson 3rd $170 Justin Rekemeyer

Masters Division Saratoga 1st $1340 Rodney Morris 2nd $900 Marc Vidal 3rd $600 Chris McDaniel 4th $400 Justin Rekemeyer

In the Sportsman Division, local youngster Tybien Maes of Rawlins, WY shot his way to the top spot and held off another young local in Kendal Wall also of Rawlins, WY.

Masters 8-Ball 1st $1200 2nd $700 3rd $270 3rd $270

Expert Division 8-Ball 1st $1350 Shawn Hallock 2nd $1000 Lou Valdez 3rd $800 Bobby Atkinson 4th $600 Ray Padilla

The Hard Luck 9-ball 1st place money went to Johnny Cisneros from Cheyenne, WY who edged out Richard Montoya from the Denver, CO area. In the Junior’s 18 and under bracket it was Sebastian Maes of Rawlins, WY taking down the title. The Junior’s Intermediate title went to Ty Blowers of Pavillion, WY and taking 1st place in the Junior’s Pee Wee division was Izrael Covarrubias of Denver, CO.

Classic Division 8-Ball 1st $800 Matt Carlson 2nd $580 Richard Gonzales 3rd $380 Danny Haynes 4th $270 Steve Nicholosn

Matt Carlson of Sheridan, WY emerged as the champion of the in the Classic Division as he regained his composure in the championship match to win 5-4 after dropping the first set 5-0 to the very young runner up Richard Gonzales of Casper, WY.

According to Tournament Director, Monte Thayer, this tournament and the Wyoming Open that will take place March 31-April 2 in Saratoga, WY are a great way for pool players across the country to come together and have a great time hanging out and competing with some of the sport’s greatest players and just having a good time with the sport of billiards in addition to competing for significant tournament and calcutta prize money. With

Rodney Morris Monte Thayer Ricardo Martinez Chris McDaniel

Hard Luck 9-Ball 1st $400 Johnny Cisneros 2nd $220 Richard Montoya 3rd $70 Tony Sala 4th $70 Lewis Adams

Sportsman Division 8-Ball 1st $350 Tybien Maes 2nd $200 Kendal Wall 3rd $150 Jessica Sellers 4th $100 John Garcia Juniors 18 & Under 1st Tybien Maes Juniors Intermediate 8-Ball 1st Ty Blowers Juniors Pee Wee 8-Ball 1st Izrael Covarrubias

Classic Division: Matt Carlson, Richard Gonzales & Danny Haynes

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Holiday Gift Guide EXTX5 – Mid-cue extensions like the EXTX5 are the newest innovation in extension/bridge technology. As opposed to more traditional rearcue extensions which add weight to the back end of your cue and can cause miscues, the EXTX5 screws in between the butt and shaft of the cue adding 5” while maintaining the natural balance of your cue. Retail price $39.99. Qualified dealer requests welcome. Call 1-800-645-9803 or visit Manufactured and distributed exclusively by CueStix International.

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TTS03 – The Summit Compact tip tool is easily one of the bestselling accessories this fall. This shaper, tapper, and tip pick combo comes with all of the functionality of its larger counterparts, without the extra bulk and weight. It’s a must have this season. Retail price $16.95. Qualified dealer requests welcome. Call 1-800-645-9803 or visit Manufactured and distributed exclusively by CueStix International.

EBM16 – Check out the brand new EBM16! The hard rock maple shaft that comes on this cue has the exact same pro-taper preferred by the top players, and the highimpact ferrule and Irish linen wrap are designed to improve feedback and reduce miscues. Retail price $99. Qualified dealer requests welcome. Call 1-800-645-9803 or visit Manufactured and distributed exclusively by CueStix International.


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VIKING A416 20 Gold, White Premium Pearl and Gold-Black Stone Inlays Khaki Stain Select Birdseye Maple Black Premium Pearl Sleeve Gold and White Premium Pearl Rings Viking Quick Release Joint Tip: Everest® Laminated Ferrule: Viking SUPER Ferrule, capped and threaded onto the shaft Wrap: 100% Irish Linen Shaft: ViKORE Hard Rock Maple (Aged 5 years) Benefit: Extreme Control & Accuracy Turnings: 9 to 11 turnings over 18 to 24 months Taper: 12” to 14” Pro Taper Finish: Ultra-violet Urethane 3 coat finish Forearm: Select Birdseye Maple Joint: High Impact Black (IMA), flat faced with a brass insert Pin: Viking 5/16 x 18 Quick Release, Stainless Stain ButtPlate: Premium Birdseye Maple with Viking Logo Bumper: Threaded Rubber Warranty: Lifetime, including warpage MSRP $420.00

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Holiday Gift Guide VIKING A611 20 White Premium Pearl Inlays West African Ebony Gator Embossed Leather Wrap White Premium Pearl and Black (IMA) Index Rings Viking Quick Release Joint Tip: Everest® Laminated Ferrule: Viking SUPER Ferrule, capped and threaded onto the shaft Wrap: Gator Embossed Leather Shaft: ViKORE Hard Rock Maple (Aged 5 years) Benefit: Extreme Control & Accuracy Turnings: 9 to 11 turnings over 18 to 24 months Taper: 12” to 14” Pro Taper Finish: Ultra-violet Urethane 3 coat finish Forearm: West African Ebony Joint: High Impact Black (IMA), flat faced with a brass insert Pin: Viking 5/16 x 18 Quick Release, Stainless Steel ButtPlate: White Premium Pearl with Viking Logo Bumper: Threaded Rubber Warranty: Lifetime, including warpage MSRP $700.00

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Western BCA 9-Ball Championships 19th Annual

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, Mother Nature threw us a curve ball in the form of a dissipating yet still powerful Pacific Typhoon that crawled up the coast of Oregon causing severe winds, including several tornadoes, nearby and heavy rains. Fortunately, the worst case scenarios didn’t materialize in Lincoln City so the 842 players entered in Western BCA’s 19th Annual 9-Ball Championships, October 10-16, 2016, were able to enjoy the hospitality offered by our host venue, Chinook Winds Casino Resort and focus on the 80 7-foot Diamond tables provided by BadBoys Billiards Productions awaiting them within. Since beach time was limited due to weather and an angry sea, matches could be viewed anywhere thanks to Lenny Marshall and OnTheRailTV.

Scotch Doubles N D I A C V O I L D E


Master Mixed Scotch Doubles fielded 38 pairs vying for the $1900 first place prize. Former Champions David Bersenadze/Kim Jones and a new pairing of Richard Henderson/Mary Coffman traveled undefeated to the hot seat match where David/ Kim remained undefeated, sending Richard/Mary to the back side 5-2. After a tight 5-4 match between Junior Sardoncillo/Linda Carter and Stan Tourangeau/ Andrena Brown, Junior/Linda would have a chance to crush Richard/Mary’s hopes for a rematch against David/Kim in the final. Junior/Linda couldn’t quite pull it off though, losing 3-5 and splitting 4th place/$1050. The final was well fought by Richard/Mary, taking David/Kim to a hill-hill decider but coming up just a little short and finishing in 2nd place/$1430, while David/Kim captured another scotch title/$1900. The Men’s Senior Singles is always fun to watch because these older men play well and are strategically very savvy, knowing when to go for it and when to play it safe and wait. Older women, take note: smaller bracket, good money, less wear and tear on the body. 27 gentlemen entered and started play on Wednesday morning. Ernie Omori and Alan Buck made their way to the hot seat match unbeaten to face each other for the point. Ernie prevailed 7-2. Alan went to the back side to wait for Linn Petty, who lost his first match and persevered to get all the way back side semi. That match went hill-hill but Linn got the decider and Alan finished in 3rd place/$240 and Linn moved on to the final. The final was just what you’d expect, good shot making and smart safety play. They split the first 8 games (4-4) then split the next 4 (6-6). The decider went to Linn with a timely break and run. Apparently the first set gave Ernie time to warm up because the second set was all Ernie as he tallied up the first 4 before Linn got on the board (4-1). But that was it for Linn (2nd place/$345). Ernie reeled off the next three games (7-1) and the title of Men’s Senior Singles Champ was his along with a check for $525.


Fun Night was Sunday, October 9, with Mini-Tournaments, practice tables and lots of catching up with old friends we see twice a year. At 7:15pm, the Handicapped 10-Ball Singles started. There were 64 players (11 women/53 men) entered in this single elimination tournament and, by 11pm, the only two left standing were Chris Byers and Cole Gibbons. Cole finished in 1st place/$500 and Chris in 2nd/$320. Others cashing were 3rd/4th place/$160 – Jim Conway and Dan Louie, 5th-8th place/$80 – Jason Melm, David Ringler, Dwayne Larsen and Bobby Campbell, and 9th-16th/$40 – Scott Brasher, Dave Chavez, David Schneider, Cody Clark, Randy White, Junior Sardoncillo, Daniel Sardoncillo and Linn Petty. As Fun Night wound down, Scotch Doubles at 10am the next morning became the focus.

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Open Mixed Scotch Doubles featured 100 pairs all with their eyes on the $1700 awaiting the winner. Eddie Parenti/Nicole Donisi and Min Yu/Julie Fraser met in the hot seat match and claimed a spot in the final 4-2. Jim Roe/Rachel Keller took the long way around, losing their first match and working their way through the back side, squeaking by David Ringler/Mandi Ritthaler 4-3 (4th place/$700) and Min/Julie by the same score (3rd place/$930) and moving into the final. Eddie/ Nicole were ready and waiting and handled Jim/Rachel (2nd place/$1260) 4-2 as they happily accepted the title and $1700.




Western BCA 9-Ball Championships 19th Annual




As Scotch was winding down Tuesday evening, the two largest brackets – Men’s A Singles and Men’s B Singles - were getting started. Slightly smaller, the Men’s B Singles had 144 playing for the title. Dylan Meyer and Ralph Langevin met in the hot seat match to see who would remain undefeated and advance to the final. Dylan held off Ralph 6-0 and waited for an opponent. David Pasciyo lost his 2nd match, slogged through the back side all the way to the hot seat loser, Ralph, and manhandled him 6-0 to get to Dylan in the final. David took the first set 6-5 and followed it up with another win by the same 6-5 score. Dylan collected 2nd place/$625 and David is the new Men’s B Champ/$840.



The Women’s B Singles was slightly larger, with 59 players. Melinda Hoffman played to the point unbeaten, sending Mona Werle to the back side in the hot seat match and would eventually meet up with Tia Williamson-Black in the final. Tia, on her way to the final, beat Mona (3rd/$275) 5-3. The final was pretty lopsided. Tia (2nd/$400) fell victim to Melinda (1st place/$545) 5-1.


The Men’s A Singles, 152 strong and all going after the title and $1355. Steven Weakly and David Ringler each had no losses going into the hot seat match but Steven proved to be to strong and sent David to the backside 7-2. David was determined to get into the final and held off Chris Sykes (3rd place/$750) 7-3 to get another shot at Steven. Steven started out winning the first 3 games (3-0) before David could get on the board (3-1). Steven answered back with another impressive win in game 5 and looked to be unbeatable, committing only two unforced errors in the first 5 games (4-1). David took game 6 (4-2) but that would be all for him and he could only watch as Steven closed out the match 6-2 adding a break and run to his impressive play. David earned 2nd place/$995 for his efforts and Steven accepted the title and $1355.


The open women, smaller in numbers, played just a hard as the men. The Women’s A Singles had 47 women playing for the title and $660. Sarah Myers-Mitchell sent LeAnn Russell to the backside in the hot seat match with ease, 5-0. LeAnn held off Bunny Williams 5-2 to get a rematch against Sarah in the final. LeAnn edged past Sarah in the first seat 5-4 but couldn’t keep up the pressure in the second set, as Sarah pushed past LeAnn (2nd place/$450) 5-2 to avoid the double dip and claim ownership of the title and $660.


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Western BCA 9-Ball Championships MEN’S GM/MASTER SINGLES



Next up, the Men’s GrandMaster/Master Singles, with a field of 65 (10 GMS/55 Masters). Meeting in the hot seat match were Marvin Holmes and Dan Louie, battling to see who would remain unbeaten and who would go to the back side. Marvin prevailed, winning the match decisively 7-1. Dan was able to hold off Chris Byers in a hard fought 7-5 win for the back side point and another go at Marvin in the final. And it was a good one. Both men played extremely well. In the first game, Marvin broke and ran before missing a very makeable 7-ball, giving Dan the easy win. Dan returned the favor in game 2, missing the 9-Ball. Score: 1-1. Marvin controlled game 3, playing a good safety on the 3-ball to get back to the table for the runout (2-1). Dan broke and ran the next rack to even the match at 2-2. The match then became a seesaw affair, with the men alternating wins until the score was 6-6. Marvin, having won the lag, broke the decider rack, made the 5-ball and then went all out, trying to bank the 1-ball into the 6-ball but failing. Dan got to the table, made the 1-ball but inexplicably missed his next shot. Marvin jumped up to the wide open table and began his run, executing each shot perfectly. The match was all but over when, while shooting an easy 9-Ball and undoubtedly due to an adrenaline surge, he over hit the cue ball and drew it into the opposite corner pocket. It is no exaggeration to say that the entire room was stunned to silent disbelief, no one more than Marvin himself. This being a true double elimination format, if Marvin could shake off that one shot, he still had a chance. As did Dan Louie, who, in his heart, knew it was over yet he too had another chance. Who knew the men would provide the drama? After a short composure break, the second set got underway with Dan breaking and the two trading safeties on the 1-ball before Dan ran out. In game 2, Marvin broke and missed a tough but makeable 1-ball to bring Dan to the table and he, again, ran out and had the early 2-0 lead. Marvin got on the board by winning game 3 with a table run following Dan’s dry break (2-1). Marvin evened the match, winning game 4 (2-2). Dan broke and ran game 5, for a 3-2 lead. Marvin took game 6 by just plain good, smart play and keeping Dan on the defensive to again even the match


(3-3). Marvin again capitalized on Dan’s dry break, running out game 7 (4-3). Dan returned the favor after Marvin fouled on the break in game 8 and the match was again even at 4-4. Errors again proved fatal in the next two games (Dan’s poor safety followed by Marvin’s run out and Marvin fouling on his break and Dan running out) and the match stayed even at 5-5. The men traded the next two games (6-6) and, again, the match would come down to the final game. Dan broke game 13, looked to be going strong when he missed the 5-ball. Marvin got up and up jumped the devil as he missed an easy 7-ball. Dan had a tough bank on the 6-ball but made it to set up the easy 9-ball. Game, set, match. Marvin (2nd place/$1000) played brilliantly from start to finish but a couple of shots will no double haunt him for awhile. Dan (1st place/$1465) also played brilliantly and, being the great champion that he is, will again own the title until the next event.

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Friday would be the last of the singles with the finals of the Men’s and Women’s GrandMaster/Master finals. The Women’s GrandMaster/Master Singles consisted of 12 GrandMaster and 25 Master women. Phyllis Fernandez and Kimberly Kirk went undefeated to the point match and Phyllis remained undefeated as she sent Kimberly to the back side 7-4. Kimberly (3rd place/$445) was unable to hold off Liz Cole in the back side point match, losing 3-7 and Liz went on to the final. The match began with Liz hanging the 9-Ball in game one, giving Phyllis the easy win which she followed up with a 9-Ball break and she had the early lead 2-0. Liz got on the board, winning game 3, before Phyllis again reeled off two games to maintain her lead at 4-1. Liz then took over control of the match, winning the next 6 games, including a nice jump combo on the 9-ball, a table run following Phyllis’ dry break and a break and run, to force a second set. Neither women dominated in the second set as they went back and forth, alternating wins, until the match was hill-hill. Phyllis had the advantage as she won the flip and had the break in the decider. Unfortunately for her, she broke dry. It took awhile for someone to gather some momentum, but finally Phyllis (2nd place/ $690) looked to be in control, running off 4 balls before missing the 5-Ball. Liz took this opportunity and executed her 4 ball out to complete the double dip, claim the title and the 1st place check for $1075.

Western BCA 9-Ball Championships MEN’S/MIXED TEAMS

The largest team bracket was the Men’s/Mixed Teams, with 104 fighting it out for the title. Splitting the Ciera (Dexter Ambang, Chad Dumaine, Gary Sankey) would meet Three Ducks in a Row (Mason Maki, Daniel Sardoncillo, Stan Tourangeau) to play for the front side spot in the final with Splitting the Ciera advancing by a score of 11-7. Three Ducks in a Row was just barely unable to get by 9 Lives (Jordin Erwin, Cole Gibbons, Steve Lingelbach), losing by a score of 10-11. This final went much like the women’s final in that the back side finalist took the first set, looking for a double dip. The women couldn’t pull it off, could the men? The short answer is yes, they could. Here’s how it played out. 1st set went to 9 Lives by a score of 11-7, led by Cole Gibbons with 6 wins. The 2nd set was not as easily won and went hill-hill, with Cole Gibbons beating Dexter Ambang to clinch the title. Splitting the Ciera finished in 2nd place/$2370 and the newly crowned Champions, 9 Lives, took home $3300.

JORDEN ERWIN, COLE GIBBONS, STEVE LINGELBACH Next up were the Women’s Teams with a field of 52 teams. Okay, Here’s the Deal (Lisa Aufderheide, Melissa Doherty, Faith Morfin, Andrea Saenz-Maes) and Hustlin’ (Kim Jones, Talya Makus, Andy Ruth) met in the point match with Hustlin’ winning 9-6. Okay, Here’s the Deal (3rd place/$975) would have to get by Kick Rocks (Liz Cole, Kirsten Fery, Melinda Hoffman) to get to the final and another shot at Hustlin’. Kick Rocks prevailed 9-3 and they went on to the final. The match was all Kick Rocks, holding Hustlin’ to just 3 wins as they forced a second set. Could Kick Rocks maintain the momentum? Hustlin’ had something to say about that as they got off to a quick start and were ahead 5-1 before Kick Rocks (2nd place/$1365) got going, but by then it was too late as Hustlin’ (1st place/$1905) went on to win 9-6.




By 4:30p on Friday, the room was full as the teams came in to get their division started. First up was the Men’s/Mixed B Teams with 44 teams playing for the $1380 1st place prize. The Flatliners (John Duncan, Frankie Lam, David Pasciyo) edged out The Guys (Nate Dunford, Ralph Langevin, Don Reeves) in the point match 11-8 to get into the final. On the back side, The Guys (3rd place/$645) were again edged out 8-11 score, this time by The Bus Boys (Ken Boyle, John Carnes, Tom Mautino). In the final, The Bus Boys (2nd place/$930), proved to be no match for The Flatliners (1st place/$1380). The final score was 11-4. (continued on page 39)

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WOODWARD Skyler 248

BERGMAN Justin 159

WILKIE Shaun 150



Point Standings as of October 31, 2016






MORRIS Rodney 216

SHUFF Brandon 134

ROBERTS Josh 126





MCMINN Shane 119

2016 M osconi Cup F K inal spots to be decided in

from: Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport WITH HIS RECENT win at the US Open – his fifth in total – Shane Van Boening has absolutely crushed the Team USA Mosconi Cup rankings, as he sealed his tenth appearance in the annual transatlantic tear-up. Van Boening is a whopping 157 points ahead of his nearest rival with just the final event to go – the Kuwait 9 Ball Open which gets underway next week. He leads Skyler Woodward, who went pointless in Virginia, and now finishes on 248 points, having chosen to miss the final event of the season. In third place is Mike Dechaine, who leap-frogged Rodney Morris to move into the third automatic qualifying spot, with a 13th place finish at the Open. Dechaine is 12 points behind second spot and 20 ahead of Morris and with both men playing in Kuwait there may well be a twist in the tail.

For Hall of Famer Morris to make the top three he needs to finish 20 points or more above Dechaine, or go past Woodward. Best ways, Morris must reach the last 16 with Dechaine finishing out of the points to finish third, unless he reaches the quarter-finals in which case he will go ahead of Woodward regardless of where Dechaine finishes.


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All Dechaine needs to do though, is just finish in the top 32 to go ahead of Woodward, and ensure his automatic spot in the side. Following the conclusion of the Kuwait Open, the remaining two wildcards will be announced to complete the five-man team who will travel to London to attempt to win the Mosconi Cup for the first time since 2009. Ranking after 27 events 1 Shane VAN BOENING 2 Skyler WOODWARD 3 Mike DECHAINE 4 Rodney MORRIS 5 Oscar DOMINGUEZ 6 Justin BERGMAN 7 Shaun WILKIE 8 Brandon SHUFF 9 Josh ROBERTS 10 Shane McMINN

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8. Olga Azarova, a San Francisco player who had not played this year at all and whose best showing was last year at Petaluma when she took top 8, would win a match against Naomi Manuel (5), and place herself Sunday to match against top finisher Sher Ahola.

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The winner of our previous stop at Diamond Billiards (stop #3 of 8) in Fresno, Shanon McHone (bumped up to a 7 rating), was hoping to repeat her performance with another win at this event, but the 2015 tour champion, Eleanor Callado (7), had other plans. Eleanor would win matches against Cassandra Ortega (6), Sher Ahola (7), and Shanon McHone (7) to set herself for Sunday matches on the winner’s side. In the next bracket, we had our new player, Rae Evans (6), from San Diego who would win matches against Holly Robinson (6), Mary Dughi (6), and Shawn Modelo (6) earning her spot for a Sunday match against Eleanor Callado. In the second half of the flow chart, our new addition to the 2016 season, Gigi Callejas (6), out of Los Angeles (already starting the season strong with a 17-24th finish in Fresno, and 5-6th finish at The Broken Rack in Emeryville) who would win matches against Debbie Leventhal-Hagar (6), Revelina Um (7), and Sue Lueder (6). In the last bracket, we had Emilyn Callado (7), who took 5-6th at the last 2 stops, winning matches against Bonnie Ogg (6), Noel Campos (6), and a hill-hill match against Olga Azarova (6) to set herself up for a Sunday match against Gigi Callejas. At the end of Saturday after a full day of completion, these were the matches on the winner side: Eleanor Callado (7) vs. Rae Evans (6) and Emilyn Callado (7) vs. Gigi Callejas (6). On the one-loss side, we had Shawn Modelo facing Shanon McHone after having won her match against Noel Campos to earn a spot in the top

Eleanor would send Gigi Callejas to the one loss side, making far fewer mistakes than the ones that plagued her at the Fresno Stop where she had a hard time finding her focus, concentration and rhythm. On the one-loss side, Emilyn would battle Gigi Callejas and fall short on her effort. The field continues to yearn for a final match between the Callado sisters as both have an excellent competitive spirit and the matches are always a high level of competition. For the final match on Sunday, Gigi Callejas would challenge Eleanor Callado for the second time on this event. Eleanor would race to 7 and Gigi would race to 6 according to the new handicap system. The first race was won by Gigi Callejos 6-4 but in the final race Eleanor started strong defeated Gigi with a score of 7-3. As always, we want to thank our regular sponsors: Tony Kalamdaryan, President of Tiger Products, Don Akerlow of On the Break News and Cony and Tina Mendoza of Diablo Valley Pool Leagues as well as our room sponsors: Karen Marculis - Hard Times Billiards, Sacramento, Lee Simon Buffalo Billiards, Petaluma, Wayne Boucher - The Broken Rack, Emeryville, Delbert Wong - Family Billiards, San Francisco, Tim Acosta - Diamond Billiards, Modesto, Sheri Dadian - Diamond Billiards, Fresno, Sue and Tony - Edgie’s Billiards, Milpitas and Francisco Murcia - Billiard Palacade, San Francisco. If you enjoy women’s pool, please support the rooms and businesses that support our sport. Live streaming will be provided by Eleanor Callado. Come out and enjoy the fun. Women of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Visit our website and our Facebook page, Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour, for more information. (continued on page 37)

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MIXED DOUBLES October 8th, 2016

The Banks Lake Pub in Grand Coulee Dam, WA held the Chester Poulson Tournament again this year. $10 per stick with $2,000 added and a 100% payout. It brought in 36 pool players, paying out 4 places and Top Woman. The format of the game was Straight Eight, call pocket, gentleman’s rules with a race to 5 on the A side and race to 3 on the B side The tournament director NICK KRUGER, DAVID

The Banks Lake Pub in Grand Coulee Dam, WA held a Mixed Doubles 8-Ball Tournament. We had 10 teams show up for the event. GAIL STENSGAR, RUDY BOYD The format was Vegas rules, loser breaks, race to 5 on the A side and race to 4 on the B side. Entry was $15 with $5 added per player. $25 was paid to the first 8-Ball break (Sterling George) and $25 was paid to the first break and run (Pat Cly/Vickie Green). Four spots were paid. Char Samuels was the tournament director. We appreciate all the teams that joined us. The results were: 1st $160 Rudy Boyd/Gail Stensgar 2nd $120 Sonny Carden/Gilly Staggs 3rd $80 Kelly/Denise George 4th $40 Sterling George/Vivian Pierre

was Chester Poulson’t daughter, Mary Bent. This year’s results were: 1st $1,000 Nick Kruger 2nd $749 David 3rd $499 Sonny Redthunder 4th $249 Edmund Curillo Top Woman: $50 Vickie Green


OPEN SINGLES October 22nd, 2016 The Banks Lake Pub in Grand Coulee Dam, WA held an Open Singles 8-Ball tournament. We had 26 players, consisting of 8 MARK STAGGS, RUDY BOYD women and 18 men. The format was Vegas rules, loser breaks, race to 5 on the A side and race to 3 on the B side. Entrance fee was $15 with $5 added per player. $25 was paid to the first 8-Ball break (Rudy Boyd) and $25 was paid to the first break and run (Mark Staggs). Four spots were paid along with Top Woman ($50 Vickie Green). Sterling George was the tournament director. The tournament went well and the crowd was great. We appreciate all the pool players who showed up to play. We would like to welccome two new players who traveled 4 hours from Gold Bar, WA to play with us, Scott Bush and his wife Andriana Moreno. They were told about our pub tournaments by Randy Packicz. Thank you Randy for introducing new players to our area! We hope to see you both again in the future. 1st $196 Rudy Boyd 2nd $147 Mark Staggs 3rd $98 Sterling George 4th $49 Sonny Redthunder



MISSION STATEMENT PACIFIC AMERICAN CUESPORTS (PACS) PACS is dedicated to promoting the sport of pool at all amateur skill levels PACS is dedicated to administering a nonprofit organization for the players, by the players, and to ensure that all players are treated equally and fairly In 2004, the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), sold their league system to a private individual who obtained the rights to use the call letters bca in his league name bca pool league (BCAPL). However, the letters bca do not stand for anything. The Billiard Congress of America wanted to place their focus on the publishing of the World Standardized Rule Book and the production of their annual trade show. This is their main objective. John Lewis, who ran the BCA/ACS National league systems for 25 years, was hired by disillusioned former Billiard Congress of America league operators to form American CueSports Alliance (ACS), which wanted to continue the “Billiard Congress of America” standard with more attention on the players. We are a national organization which follows the same guidelines and rules as the Billiard Congress of America had. Pacific American CueSports (PACS), is our Regional Association that is run for the players, by the players. We currently have leagues in Portland, Beaverton, Bend, Medford, Olympia, Longview, Vancouver, and Oregon City. The PACS Regional Championships are annually conducted in the Spring at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR. The ACS National Championships are conducted at the Tropicana in Las Vegas on The Strip every mid-May. In response to a growing number of concerns and comments from players as to the health of our sport, which we all love, we are in the process of implementing “Dual Sanctioning” of individual players. What this means is:


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1. That if you are currently playing in a league, whether it be a National league or a City league, you may “Dual Sanction” with the ACS/PACS simply by providing PACS with a “Dual Sanction” application along with $30 ($10 for Nationals, $10 for the Association, and $10 for a processing fee). The Dual Sanction form is available on the PACS website at 2. Each “Dual Sanctioned” individual player would be responsible for providing the Association with a league standing sheet displaying individual player performance every week via email to prove the player has played a minimum of 8 weeks in one session in order to qualify for the Regional PACS tournament and be qualified to play at ACS Nationals. 3. These players will be listed separately as Pacific American CueSports “Dual Sanction” players. If two players from the same team within a league they are playing in “Dual Sanctioned” together, this would give you the two person core for putting together a team for the Regional Tournament. 4. If you do not have two players from the same team, you would be eligible to be picked up by other teams within the Pacific American CueSports league system. Our Goal is to accommodate those players who cannot play 3 or 4 nights a week, or those who have families and do not want to play that many nights a week. This way you can play one league and be qualified to attend tournaments in several organizations. This will work if we all work together and do our due diligence to make sure that we take responsibility to ensure that we follow the guidelines. We want to have this in place for the upcoming pool season which runs from June 1st to May 31st. For more information contact PACS President, Judy Griffith, (360) 892-7454, or email her at She will be glad to answer any questions you may have in this regard.



l-r Patrick Fleming, Shane Van Boening, Shannon Paschall, Brady Behrman 2016 U.S. OPEN 9-BALL - Norfolk, VA – Oct. 16-22 Article by: Phil Cappelle

Championship Match: Shane VanBoening 13 – Chang, Jung-Lin 9 Chang opened up his quest for his first U.S. Open title with a break and run. Then, after Van Boening missed in rack two, Chang ran out again. And he followed this with a long thin cut on the 1-ball and ran out to take a 3-0 lead. Then it was Van Boening’s turn to show off his firepower, and he did with a run out after Chang missed a tough cut. Van Boening then broke and ran out, broke and ran out, and broke and ran out again to take a 4-3 lead. On the last one he slammed home a long rail bank on the first ball after first considering playing safe. After Chang missed a tough shot, Van Boening ran out again to move ahead, 5-3. Chang broke the streak with a win, but then scratched on the break and Van Boening ran out, then broke and ran yet another rack to take a three game lead, 7-4. After he missed a bank, Chang pocketed a 4-9 combo. He scratched on the break and Van Boening ran out again. In game 14 Van Boening played an okay safe, but Change jumped over the blocker, made the ball, and ran out. But he scratched on the break and Van Boening ran out, then broke and ran out for the fifth time to move ahead, 10 games to 6. In the 17th game, Van Boening scratched on the break and Chang ran out to pull to within three games, 10-7. Next came a break and run as Chang closed the gap to two games. At this point, Van Boening’s TPA was .946 while Chang’s was

.937 – which was an indicator of their superlative play. After they traded misses on tough shots Chang made yet another jump shot and ran out to close to within a game. But he failed to make a ball on the break and Van Boening ran out to lead after 20 games, 11 to 9. In game 21 Van Boening separated an 8-9 cluster on the last ball before it, got good shape, and completed his sixth break and run out to reach the hill leading 12-9. Van Boening’s break was illegal (he failed to drive three balls past the side) and Chang had his last shot. But he lost position on the 5-ball on a combination, missed a super thin cut, and Van Boening ran the final five balls to capture his record tying fifth U.S. Open title! 1st $50,000 2nd $24,000 3rd $11,500 4th $8000 5/6th $5750 7/8th $4500 9-12th $3250 13-16th $2750 17-24th $2500 25-32nd




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Nubbins Memorial 1st Place - Justin Rekemeyer $640 + $80 side pot 2nd Place - Bobby Atkinson $450 + $40 side pot 3rd Place - Monte Thayer $300 4th Place - Mike Massey $150 Above: Justin Rekemeyer, lower left: Bobby Atkinson

The $1,000 cash money added Andy Cloth Nubbins Memorial Monthly Pool Tournament held in Saratoga, WY on September 16 & 17 was an event that drew in several players from Utah, Wyoming and Colorado to compete for the Saratoga (a 10-ball & 8-ball hybrid game) title. Once again, the new “Rocket Balls” were used that makes the Saratoga game much more understandable and easier to play because of the traditional color sequence of the balls! This month it was the sharp shooting Justin Rekemeyer of Denver, CO that showed that he was already in mid-season form en route to a 1st place finish that included strong shooting wins over Anthony Lucero, Ross Lovato & Monte Thayer before dropping the hot seat match to Bobby Atkinson. Justin then beat Monte Thayer again to get the opportunity to avenge his previous loss to Bobby and he took full advantage as he double dipped to claim the top cash prize and the top side pot money! Bobby Atkinson of Salt Lake City, UT had a great showing recording wins over Robert and Stephanie Hinton then Kenny Wilson and eventually Rekemeyer before settling for the tournament runner-up money and 2nd place side pot cash. Monte Thayer of Rawlins, WY took 3rd place and had two big wins over multi-time Trick Shot World Champion, Mike Massey, who gathered in the 4th place money. These tournaments continue each month with $1,000 added to each tournament and only a $30 entry fee which is paid back to the players 100%. The fact that there are no green fees or quarters required and $49 per night motel rooms this tournament is certainly a must for all rocky mountain regional players or those just passing through the area! For more information on these tournaments call Monte Thayer at (307)710-1447. The players continue to appreciate the support of the Nubbins Memorial Pool Tournament sponsors Andy Billiard Cloth, Shively Hardware, Koobey 1311, Sagebrush Amusements, Cowboy Saloon, Buckhorn Bar, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Wreck-a-Mend Collision Center and the Carbon County Visitor’s Council.

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Home of the Rocky Mountain State Games

Weekly Specials - Big Screen TV 4 Pool Tables - 6 Dart Boards Karaoke/D J: Everyday - Happy Hour M-F 11-6


8401 S Hosmer Way - Tacoma, WA


The standings for this stop were: 1st $350 Eleanor Callado 2nd $250 Gigi Callejas 3rd $175 Emilyn Callado 4th $130 Rae Evans 5-6th $90 Olga Azarova, Shawn Modelo 7-8th $50 Sher Ahola, Shanon McHone For the single elimination 2nd chance event, we had 9 players: 1st $75 Kendra Fuller 2nd $40 Naomi Manuel 3th $15 Holly Robinson

FREE POOL Fri & Sat 712 W Main St - Bozeman, MT


Silver Dollar Tavern Pool Tournaments Wed (7:30pm) & Sun (5pm) Karaoke Fri & Sat at 8 pm


Sure Shot Billiards Billiard Supply & Service Easy Parking Central Location 3680 W Van Giesen W Richland, WA 509-737-9868

4 Diamond Smart Pool Tables 479 Newmark Ave - Coos Bay, OR 541-888-5634

Oasis Bar 304 N Main

Sun 8 or(alternating) 9-Ball - 8PM

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Wed Night Pool Tournament at 7PM 17730 AMBAUM BLVD S BURIEN, WA 98148 - 206-243-6018

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hinook C inds Wpen O 4th Annual

March 9-11, 2017 Chinook Winds Casino Resort Lincoln City, OR

Questions-Call Mike Jensen at 360-703-4081

2016 Champion Skyler Woodward

2015 Champion Rodney Morris

$24,000 Added 8-Ball Championships Produced and Sponsored by:

Sponsored by:

Western BCA 9-Ball 19th Annual

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That wrapped up the 9-Ball Championships but there was still some pool being played. Besides as many mini-tournaments as could be played, there were 2nd Chance Tournaments galore. Here are the winners: Master/Mixed Scotch Doubles (15 entrants): 1st place ($160) – Kenny Dodd/Susan Preston Open/Mixed Scotch Doubles (35 entrants): 1st place ($160) – Wayne Greenhalgh/Bunny Williams Men’s GrandMaster/Master Singles (14 entrants): 1st place ($100) – Jim Conway Women’s GrandMaster/Master Singles (5 entrants): 1st place ($50) – Jennifer Acker Men’s Open Singles (63 entrants): 1st place ($160) – Lee Puyette Women’s A Singles (13 entrants): 1st place ($80) – Ginger Wright Women’s B Singles (22 entrants): 1st place ($100) – Levona Lowe Men’s Senior Singles (8 entrants): 1st place ($60) – Paul Allers Men’s/Mixed B Teams (7 entrants): 1st place ($130) – Bunch of Nobodies (Sam Alghabi, Collin Jensen, Jeffrey Snyder) Women’s Teams (20 entrants): 1st place ($200) – To the 9s (Juliana Goodman, Sarah Nieland, Sarah Myers-Mitchell) Men’s/Mixed Teams (37 entrants): 1st place ($290) – Soundview Five (Tip Aufderheide, Jim Conway, Richard Greene) Another one is now in the books and we are looking forward to the 8-Ball Championships in March of 2017. Hopefully, we will see some changes in how our divisions are structured and how are players are rated with the growing interest in FargoRate. If not next March, then soon. It’s coming. Many thanks to Darryl Farley and his crew of national certified referees. This event could not have happened without our volunteers: Steve Marker and his Tournament Officials who dealt with any situation that arose, Cathy Dunford and the staff in Payouts who speedily got the checks processed and Pam Carraway and the Podium crew who always had a smile and an answer to any question posed by the players. If you are interested in joining our corps of volunteers, contact anyone listed on the Contact page on our website ( We hope to see you all in March for an even bigger and better 8-Ball Championships.

Complete Results and Payouts MEN’S/MIXED TEAMS 1st $3300 9 Lives 2nd $2370 Splitting The Ciera 3rd $1740 Three Ducks in a Row 4th $1290 Boats ‘n’ Hoes 5/6 $960 Real Deal Watchlist 7/8 $705 Brookmonsters Malarkey’s 9-12 $510 What? Goodshot Dummies Chalk is Cheap Soundview Bar & Grill 1 13-16 $375 River Roadhouse Paul Allers Cues 2 Mikes and a Bob Cue’s Your Daddy 17-24 $285 Imminent Threat EYOCUES Battle Ground Tornado Big Shots NW Cruisers A Little Loaded BAM The Ranch 25-32 $195 BD Cues Luckeys Head Hunters The 3 Amigos Men of the People T-S-G What R U Drinkin Hippity-Bippity-Bop WOMEN’S TEAMS 1st $1905 Kick Rocks 2nd $1365 Hustlin’ 3rd $975 Okay, Here’s The Deal 4th $705 Revenge of the Cotton Club 5/6 $510 Lucky Ladies 1-Bazzinga! Parker’s Pack 7/8 $375 NPL Chix On Fleek 9-12 $270 NicDarCar Power Stroke Girls Oh No! You Didn’t Billy’s Bull Pen 13-16 $165 The Three ‘V’ s Leave it to Beaver Lets Roll! Baby Dinosaurs MEN’S/MIXED B TEAMS 1st $1380 Flatliners 2nd $930 The Bus Boys 3rd $645 The Guys 4th $450 APIS MELLIFERA 5/6 $315 Elma Lanes Fluffy Needs Rum 7/8 $210 The Experience Ballz Deep 9-12 $150 Don’t Bank On It To The 9 Holy Cheesus Blue Moon 13-16 $135 Village People Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap Mack Daddy & The Ballers We Get Lucky

MASTER MIXED SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $1900 David Bersenadze/Kim Jones 2nd $1430 Richard Henderson/Mary Coffman 3rd $1050 Junior Sardoncillo/Linda Carter 4th $780 Stan Tourangeau/Andrena Browne 5/6 $580 Steve Tune/Carissa Biggs Jim Conway/Jeanne Christiansen 7/8 $410 Mike Scotvold/Kathy Pridgen Clark Smith/Melanie Elder 9-12 $250 Bobby Campbell/ Kimberly Kirk Marvin Holmes/Andrea Saenz-Maes Darin Walding/Sarah Nieland Dan Louie/Sue Carroll OPEN MIXED SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $1700 Eddie Parenti/Nicole Donisi 2nd $1260 Rachel Keller/Jim Roe 3rd $930 Min Yu/Julie Fraser 4th $700 David Ringler/Mandi Ritthaler 5/6 $520 Geo Weiss/Leeja Rein Rick Kobayashi/Trish White 7/8 $380 Ralph Langevin/Janet Langevin DC Craig/Ginny Bronson 9-12 $280 Stan Beard/Tammy Williams Michael Atkisson/Nikki Crane Patrick Wheeler/Gloria Villa Mike Dunn/Ninon Smith 13-16 $210 Gary Christiansen/Valerie Anderson Roy Chevalier/Melissa Reeves Brian Kvasnicka/Alicia Kvasnicka Brett Ekstrom/Barb Ekstrom 17-24 $160 Ed Terry/Irene Arsenault Tyler Jackson/Kellie Olson Nate Dunford/Cathy Dunford Curtis Roth/Vi Brons David Stanley/Diana Gourley Shawn Self/Donna Kingsbury Kris Derby/Tricia Heintz Mark Evans/Kristen Shellenberger 25-32 $110 Adam Drew/Galeena Amyotte Travis DeJong/Debbi Owings Ray Sibert/Kimberly Katzenberger Eric Scribner/Megan Boren Roger Schantz/Beverly Schantz Chuck Tate/Jessica Torrey Larry Maes/Faith Morfin Tyler Hanson/Linda Smith WOMEN’S GRANDMASTER/MASTER SINGLES 1st $1075 Liz Cole 2nd $690 Phyllis Fernandez 3rd $445 Kimberly Kirk 4th $285 Cindy Sliva 5/6 $180 Melissa Rushton Melyssa Chasteen 7/8 $115 Sheila Clark Jessica Orth 9-12 $75 Jeanne Christiansen Kim Jones Suzie O’Conner Shirley Morgan

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Western BCA 9-Ball MEN’S GRANDMASTER/MASTER SINGLES 1st $1465 Dan Louie 2nd $1000 Marvin Holmes 3rd $690 Chris Byers 4th $480 Matt Horner 5/6 $330 Michael Deitchman Leo Violette III 7/8 $225 Randy Baker Dexter Ambang 9-12 $160 Mike Ottoboni Steve Lingelbach Ben Renteria Stan Tourangeau 13-16 $110 Dave Bersenadze Dave Schneider Shawn Gibson Charlie Burnett 17-24 $75 Jack Kiske Jesse Christensen Steve Tune Peter S Smith Kenneth Brown Chad Bisconer Eric Sawyer Mike Stevens WOMEN’S A SINGLES 1st $660 Sarah Myers-Mitchell 2nd $450 LeAnn Russell 3rd $315 Bunny Williams 4th $215 Nashina Lesser 5/6 $145 Faith Morfin Robin Adams 7/8 $100 Ninon Smith Nichelle Crane 9-12 $70 Melissa Doherty Mandi Ritthaler Jenny Sheldon Nicole Donisi 13-16 $50 Stella Speedis Alicia Kvasnicka Helen Wragg Lisa Aufderheide

MEN’S A SINGLES 1st $1355 Steven Weakly 2nd $995 David Ringler 3rd $750 Chris Sykes 4th $565 Jason Melm 5/6 $425 Sam Moul BJ Copeland 7/8 $315 Chad Dumaine Gerald O’Connor 9-12 $230 Morgan Fleming Wayne Hansen Francisco Silva Larry Maes 13-16 $170 Jason Bennett Daniel Sardoncillo Tuy Singharaj Greg Strandberg 17-24 $125 Stanley Combs Charles Skeen Roy Chevalier John Koval Mike Bergland Joe Pleasant Randy White Eric Soumokil 25-32 $90 Mike C Jensen Bill Ermatinger Jose Velazquez Lonnie Varner Brian Goodrow Shaun Kougioulis Cole Gibbons Scott Perry 33-48 $65 Richard Sanford Sr Carlos Rodriquez Linnie Birdsong Min Yu Alex Lugo Albert Denego David DC Craig John Hedges Bob Danielson Ramon Farias Mark Evans Joshua Sculley Eddie Parenti Tyler Hanson Travis Graves Wayne Greenhalgh

MEN’S B SINGLES 1st $840 David Pasciyo 2nd $625 Dylan Meyer 3rd $470 Ralph Langevin 4th $350 Rocky Bergquist 5/6 $260 Jason Molloy Jose Villa Garza 7/8 $195 Jeffrey Snyder Dave Curtis 9-12 $145 Brett Ekstrom Sasan Alghabi Collin Jensen Dave Cremers 13-16 $110 David Mackey Doug Lowe Scott Cummings Izzy Lemus 17-24 $80 Brandt Ellingburg Jason Freeman Shayne Duncklee Tom Mautino Eldon Slape Chris Nieland Stephan Feldman Tyler Shields 25-32 $60 Ramil Oregas Jay Berneburg Frankie Lam Rick Kobayashi Tyler Jackson Floyd Lot Brian Roberge Josh Moraga 33-48 $45 Bernard Bartling Greg Barquist Harvey Stanley Nate Dunford Zach Meeker Augie Gonzales Bruce Woollet Hector Nunez Phillip Ortiz Jeff Leach Jay Sibert Jack Tucci Dave Chavez Dwayne Hrushka Eric Zanotti Kory Whitcomb

WOMEN’S B SINGLES 1st $545 Melinda Hoffman 2nd $400 Tia Williamson-Black 3rd $275 Mona Werle 4th $195 Julie Fraser 5/6 $140 Annie Eagleclaw Valerie Anderson 7/8 $100 Juli DeWalt Tina Peralta 9-12 $70 Kelley McMinn Rachel Keller Kari Stevens Micah Hager 13-16 $50 Barbara Ekstrom Beverly Schantz Tina Wiegardt Pam Haggard MEN’S SENIOR 9-BALL SINGLES 1st $525 Ernie Omori 2nd $345 Linn Petty 3rd $240 Alan Buck 4th $160 Dave Thompson 5/6 $110 Owen Miller Craig Copher 7/8 $70 Pat Taff Daryl Greenhalgh

Classic Billiards Open Daily 11am-2:30am

All Ages Area 6 Gold Crowns

Larsen/Swanson Benefit Pool Tournament Dec 3rd are also taking donations for a silent auction if you know of

On October 11 Mason Swanson was taken from all of us, at a young age of 10 years old in a car accident near Three Forks. There will be a benefit to help Mason’s family with all the expenses from that day and all the expenses following it. The benefit will be a scotch doubles tournament at Mixers Saloon 515 West Aspen street, Bozeman, MT 59718. There will be a $20 per team entry fee. Registration will be from 10:30-11:00 games starting at 11:00. If you know that you will be there to play please call Cat Hansen to sign up (406)451-9468. We

anything you could donate, it would be much appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the bar at your convenience or call Emanuel Berg at (406)366-2030 with a message and he will line up a time to meet you and pick it up. If you are not able to attend this event but would like to help this family in their time of need there is an online web page you can donate through. (

DEC 3rd

515 W Aspen St Bozeman, MT 406-587-1652


LARSEN/SWANSON BENEFIT SCOTCH DOUBLES Entry: $20/team Sign ups: 10:30am-11am Starts at 11am Contact Cat Hansen 406-451-9468 to sign up Donations: Emanuel Berg 406-366-2030

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY 8-Ball Open $5 WorldPPA 9-Ball $12/$25 9-Ball Handdicapped $10 9-Ball B $10 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Open $5-$15 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 Players Choice $5 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 8-Ball Handicap $5 9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3 $5 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 9-Ball Open $5 8-Ball Bar Table R2-DE $10 9-Ball Handicap $20 8-Ball $5 8-Ball $10 8-Ball $5 8-Ball - BCA Rules $5 9-Ball Handicapped $10 (incl g.f.) 9-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball Open $3 Poker Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 8-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2 $5 8-Ball Bar Table $10 8-Ball Handicapped $10 (incl g.f.) 9-Ball $15/10/5 10-Ball $5 8-Ball $5 8-Ball Ball-in-hand $5 8/9 Ball Alternating $5 Players Choice $5 8-Ball - Race 2/1 $3 M/$2 W 10-Ball $7/$10 Players Choice $10 (incl g.f.) Outlaw Pool Tournament $10

ADDED TIME $$$ 8:00PM $100 (last Mon) 8:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 7:00PM $50 8:00PM Match to $100 7:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM $20 gift card 1st 7:00PM Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM $$$ 8:00PM $3/player 7:00PM Call 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM $3/player 6:30PM $$$ 6:30PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM $20 gift card 1st Noon $3/player 7:00PM $$$ 6:30PM Call 2:00PM 100% 7:30PM 100% 1:00PM $100 min pot 1PM Matching 8:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM $100 5:30PM $$$ 6:30PM Call 6:00PM

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

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Tournament Trail

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice


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December 10th $300 Added A’s & B’s 8 Ball

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December 31st $500 added

Scotch Doubles 10 Ball!


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Doors open at 9:30am for open practice, sign-ups at 10am, Start 11am.



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The Break Pool Magazine November Issue 2016  

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