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Titleholders in Lincoln City Washington and Oregon TAP Pool Players compete at Chinook Winds

Once again, Oregon and Washington players from The Association for Pool met for a combined summer Titleholders event - this time at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon. This year, the competition had the added bonus as teams not only played for thousands in cash, but

the chance to qualify for Tap’s new Vegas Nationals, coming up in October, 2002. The weekend long event began the fun with a captain’s tournament. First prize honors went to Motown Moi of Seattle, 2nd to Pete Pozun of Klamath Falls, and 3rd to Ryuji Yamada of Salem. Two singles events ran simultaneously through the weekend, one for players rated with a 2-4 handicap, the other for players rated 5-7. The 2, 3, & 4’s singles paid out prize money totaling $1200. Congratulations to Jay Pintar of Federal Way, 1st place. Scott Dao of Burien, WA, took the (Titleholders continued page 14)

Debbie Welfringer 1st Place Womens & Mix Doubles

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Ocean Shores, Washington Oct 26-28, 2001 “We had a great turnout. I learned a lot from this event, next year will be smoother,” said Rod Johnson the event coordinator for the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. Johnson went on to say, “Special thanks to Lavina “Peaches” Underwood, she was a tremendous help!” The tournament got its name from a Quinault Tribal member that loved to play pool and loved the casino. Carmen “Sissy” Snell passed away last year from cancer. The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino wish to thank the family of Carmen “Sissy” Snell for allowing us to put on the pool tournament in her name. (Quinault continued on page 5)

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Four state pool champions were crowned Sunday in the inaugural Montana State BCA Singles Championships. Dan Hamper, from Helena, won the Men’s State A Championship completing the tournament undefeated. He defeated Ryan Grimm in the Championship match. Grimm advanced to the finals coming through the losers bracket by defeating Jeff Boucher of Helena and Bob DeRoeck of Billings in very close matches. Linda Asleson, from Billings, is the Women’s State A Division Champion. She was undefeated in the finals on Sunday. The runner up was Janet Dunks, from Butte. Asleson won the championship in a close 4 to 3 match. Also placing were 3rd place Mary Garcia of Butte and 4th Sky Taggart of Great Falls. Curtis Allen won the Men’s B Division Tournament defeating Ken Anderson of Butte. Allen was undefeated in Sunday finals. Also

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placing were 3rd place Jerry Love, Billings and Keith Abel from Chinook who took 4th place. Valerie Weber, of Billings won the Women’s B Division with a very close match with Judy Larango from Anaconda. Larango came through the losers bracket to defeat Weber once but could not beat her twice. Third place went to Linda Ketchum of Billings with 4th place going to Sharon Torske of Billings. Over $11,000 were awarded to players in the tournament. Play began Saturday morning and continued till Sunday afternoon. Players who competed were from throughout the state. The event was held in Billings at Bullwackers Billiards, The Seventeen Club and Charlie Brown’s. Next years event is scheduled for October in Billings. (Billings BCA results on page 23)

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Letter To The Editor ... 11/4/2001 I really want to be heard on this. I am appalled at the B tournament situation. Who in their right mind isn’t. It is a tragedy that tournaments advertise in the Pool newspapers as B tournaments yet do not allow B players into the event because they are to good, by the standards of the field of that particular tourney or because they are not one of the regulars who frequent a location. One weekly tournament is perfectly fine to play and another if someone doesn’t like you, you can’t play. I have been saying for years and was publish twice before on this subject, there should be objective measures for grading and rating poolplayers. I previously didn’t just whine about it I but gave suggestions as to what the criteria should be used. No one has done anything about this dilemma and it been 7 years. The BCA has implemented some measures but these are very limited to only members of the BCA. Any system will not be perfect. The story I heard the other day about a player who is a good B players showed up a second time to a weekly tournament where just as strong of players are allowed to play and because a regular saw a threat to him winning the tournament he complained. The “B” player was told he could not play. That haunts pool and especially someone who bothers to show up to try again when the last time they played they were out in two. No credibility should be giving to these tournament and directors who play this type of game on people who should be allowed to play. The converse is true. Even “A” players entered a recent regional B tournament knowing their skills were of “A” quality both regulars and known “A” players got to play or snuck in. It should be called an invitational Not a “B” Tournament. So what’s next? My Suggestion: A regional standard which will be observed by all tournaments monthly or weekly. If they don’t follow a guideline these locations should not be listed by any pool publication what so ever. One complaint to a publication and no listings until it is corrected. Andrew Monstis


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2020, A Pool Odyssey By Andrew Monstis

Part One

This story is dedicated to my friend Art Schuff, and was begun in 1991, before he died in 1995. “Happy holidays, Art! What are you doing in here on such a great day?” For a December afternoon in 2020, it was notably mild and sunny. In recent years, there was usually a ton of snow by now with a hefty chill factor. Pat had stopped by to visit with Art, who was in his kitchen juicing up apples and slicing Hawaiian sweet bread. ”Oh, hi there, Pat! I was down in the basement looking for Christmas decorations, but I got sidetracked going through some other stuff,” Art explained. He handed Pat a plate of warm bread and a glass of juice, and, collecting his own, headed back downstairs, moving slowly on his old legs. “Did you happen to see the live shuttle landing on Mars this morning?” Pat asked, munching bread and following Art back down the narrow stairs and straight into yesteryear. He stumbled over boxes and piles of stuff and about dumped his glass of juice on an ancient ‘50’s black and white tube television before he found his way over to an old gray couch that stood next to the washing machine. “Didn’t see it; I’ve been down here all morning,” said Art as he went back to sorting a pile of fishing and sporting gear. “Oh, wow! Is that what I think it is, Art?” Pat asked, watching as Art pulled out a long narrow box and blew the dust off it. Art perched on the edge of an old table and ran his hand lovingly over the surface of the hard case. He lifted the two clasps and opened it carefully. “Yep, it’s my old Schrader. Had it custom made about forty years ago.” Pat flooded with memories as he looked at the beautiful pool cue, resting for all these years in the little black box. “I sure loved to play back then — used to play for eight to ten hours a day when I was really into it.” Art took a sip of apple juice and laughed. “Played all the weekly and monthly tournaments and gambled when I could. Remember the time I won $4,000 in an All Star tournament? I beat the favorite player in the finals!” “I remember,” said Pat as he cleared off a spot off the couch and plunked himself down. “You played well and you deserved it. Boy, the action was great in those days — I miss making that extra money. Can you believe how long it’s been

since we played?” He scratched his head. “Why did we stop, anyway?” Arthur pushed a stack of old tools towards Pat, saying, “While you’re here, make yourself useful and sort these out. Well, for me it was a lot of things. The coin-op tables doubled to fifty cents, and then went up to seventy-five, remember? Before that, we used to play volume pool — as much as eighty games a night. I loved getting into that rhythm and getting on a roll. I remember once I played thirty games of 9-ball in one hour.” Pat remembered that night, and others when Art held the table all night long and ran the wannabes completely out of the place. Art continued, “But even at fifty cents a game, playing that much 9-ball ended up costing $15 an hour!” It was true, and even though the pool halls were cheaper, from $4 to $5 an hour, and the equipment was much better, most of the gambling players were just not coming anymore. “It got to where I just couldn’t afford to play. I budgeted a hundred and a quarter a month on the coin tables, but when the cost of playing went up, my salary somehow didn’t!” Art shook his head. “I know costs go up, but double?” Pat had to agree. The amount the taverns were charging back then was outrageous, he thought. “A lot of places were talking about raising prices to a dollar a game before I quit,” he spoke aloud. “They said it was too expensive to maintain the tables! What a joke!” Businesses catered to people who didn’t even know how to hold a cue, who considered ripping felt, breaking cues, burning rails and cloth with cigarettes just part of the game… and, Pat recalled, the establishments considered it just part of the expense and made little or no effort to require respect for their equipment or maintain the equipment they did have… slip on tips, bad rails, cheap ripped cloth, poor lighting, tables full of fuzz and ashes, no room to stroke a cue. He’d seen the focus go from pool to video poker and not much else. He sipped his mug of juice and thought back. The better players, like in any sport, wanted good conditions and always took great pains with the tables because they cared. The irony was that those players basically just got ignored or were made out to be whiners when they asked for improvements or pointed out someone who was disrespecting equipment. There was one place that was all right, he conceded. “Remember Pub 181? They stayed at a quarter for a long time, and recovered the tables with (2020 A Pool Odyssey continued page 21)

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THREE-DAY TOURNAMENT DREW PLAYERS FROM CANADA TO CALIFORNIA November 2, 2001 (Ocean Shores)-Quinault Beach Resort and Casino hosted the 1st Annual Carmen “Sissy” Snell 8-Ball Tournament last weekend. Over 200 pool players from Canada, Washington, Oregon, and California participated. Categories included Men’s, Women’s, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Team. The top three winners of each category are as follows: Men’s 1 John Schmidt 2 Edmund Corrido 3 Clyde Bowles Women’s 1 Debbie Welfringer 2 Arlene DeLaCruz 3 Natalie Charley Doubles 1 John Schmidt & Jeffrey Leonards 2 Travis Babcock & Tom 3 Bill Winder & partner Mixed Doubles 1 Debbie Welfringer & Jeff 2 Tandy Charley & Becky Rowell Larry Madison & Kathy Underwood Team 1 Clyde Bowles Team 2 40 et 8 3 Quinault Beach Resort & Casino The judges were local pool players Ray Lopez, Mike Troupe, Arlene DeLaCruz, Janet Mckee, and Ed Bryan.

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The Rail Road Shot This shot works best on a nine foot pool table. You need 48 inch cues if you try the shot on a seven foot table. Place the three cues as shown and make sure they are wedged firmly in the pocket. Two cues should be aimed for the side pocket and should be about two and a half inches apart at the front of the cues. The other cue should be aligned as shown. Hit the cue ball with high left english using a moderate stroke just above the first diamond. The cue ball will rebound off of three cushions go up the cues, around the corner pocket changing tracks, and then come down the cues and pocket ball A in the side pocket. This shot is an “oldie” but a goodie ! Have a great Christmas and I hope Santa brings you all the pool goodies you asked for.

Lordy, Lordy what a barn burner we had for our Holiday “Classic” Open Singles Pool Tournament. This tournament, headquartered at the Eagles Club #326 in Bozeman, Montana produced a field of both local and out of town (L to R) Tommy Baker, Edwin Montal, Mark Vinogradov, Stan Tourangeau guests that you would seldom if ever have a chance to see in the same place. We started Saturday morning November 24th with a field of 64 men in the Open Division and 29 Ladies in the Ladies Division. Open division play was at the Eagles Club with the Ladies Division play at the Molly Brown. By that night the field had been narrowed to 16 players in the Open Division and 8 ladies in the Ladies Division. We then started Sunday morning with these players in the finals brackets. OPEN DIVISION 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5-6TH

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Brent Kirschenmann fought the entire bracket to take 1st place Friday night in our race to 5 mini tournament. He was thrown into the losers bracket by none other than his lovely wife Anna in the opening round and came all the way back to beat the infamous Marvin Nash.

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Irving Crane: In Memory of a Billiard Legend

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from: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Billiard champion and Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame member, Irving Crane, died Saturday, November 17 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Althea, and their daughter Sandy. Irving “The Deacon” Crane had just celebrated his 88 th birthday on November 13th. Services will be held Tuesday, November 20 at: Crawford Funeral Home 495 N. Winton Rd. Rochester, NY 14160. 714-482-0400 Cards can be sent to: Althea Crane 270 Yarmouth Rd. Rochester, NY 14610 Mr. Crane, known for his subtle wit, was once quoted, “It has often been said that the greatest straight pool players ever to play the game were Ralph Greenleaf, Willie Mosconi and myself, but not necessarily in that order.” Below is the article that appears in Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book. IRVING CRANE was born in Livonia, New York. His love for the game started as a child, when he was given a toy billiard table. Although he played steadily as a teenager, he did not enter tournament play until the age of 23. He won his first world title in 1942. Since then, he has won almost two dozen major championships, including the world crown in 1946, 1955, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, plus the International Roundrobin championship in 1968. Mr. Crane was the victor in the 1978 World Series of Billiards (a combination of 14.1 and 9-ball) against a strong field of outstanding competitors. His greatest triumph, however, was his victory in the 1966 U.S. Open, when he won the championship in a never-to-beexcelled record run of 150 and out.

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Box of Chocolates Holidays. Family and friends. So many degrees of friendship. There are social friends; there are work friends; there are cool friends and pool friends (sometimes the same); there are old friends, good friends and, hopefully, good old friends. Someone we know casually may gift us with the surprise of understanding when we most need it. Someone we trust may deny us nurturing when we are most vulnerable. Sometimes a glance at someone new to our life reveals a gossamer binding of spirits that will endure a lifetime, genderless and strong. Sometimes enduring relationships are constructs of persistence and history. On its face, friendship seems to glow with its own clarity. Either it is present or it is not. It is said we are lucky if, at the ends of our lives, we can count 5 true friends. So, to define friendship – let’s see… A friend is someone who is nice to us. That is about 90% of those we come into contact with. Hmm. A friend is someone we care about. That is probably at least half of those we see regularly. A friend is someone we trust. Ah! Perhaps this will clear things up. Let’s see. We trust one with our car and our finances, but not with our confidences. We trust another with our heartsecrets but not with taking care of our kids or our money. We trust yet another with our lives but not with understanding our vulnerabilities. So, that criteria also has many facets. Or, a friend is someone who is there for us. A surprise package, that. Unconditional quickly becomes corralled within tight parameters, whether our own or theirs, intentional or not. Regardless of parameters, friendship is the prism for celebrating each person’s vibrant colors. The one certainty is that we each will be whoever we are. So, as Forrest Gump’s mother might have said – friendship is like a box of chocolates. I wish you each a lovely replenishing box of “chocolates” for the holidays, enough to last and sweeten your lives always. Merry Christmas. Mary Price, chocolate lover - Helena, MT

from: Darrel Stutesman - USBA Director NW Hood River, Oregon

There were two divisions with a “B” Division that was played as a round robin and an “A” Division that was played in two flights, with two players out of each flight advancing to the finals. The flight information tells the results and when players are tied the first tie breaker is who scored the most billiards. Ron Springman, owner of Cue Billiard Club in Portland, won over Tim Poole in the tie breaker. High Run of the tournament was won by Ron Springman with a 7 and High Run of the “B” Division was Bill Cross with a 5.

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October 25-28, 2001 Hilton Burbank Hotel Los Angeles, CA from: Jay Helfert, Expo Founder

MEN’S SENIORS NINE BALL 1. FRANK ALMANZA $500.00 + Trophy 2. Jeff Meaux $300.00 + Trophy 3-4. George Michaels & Dave Dattilo $200.00 5-8. Arturo Rivera, Ronnie Allen, Jerry Decker, Clive Gridley $100.00

The second annual Los Angeles Billiard Expo was quite successful, considering it came close to being postponed after Sept. 11. For many attendees it was an opportunity to once again enjoy life and the game they love, Pool. Business was brisk for the forty exhibitors, with many reporting excellent sales of their billiard merchandise, ranging from cues to cases to clothes. The Expo Amateur Pool Championships were contested by over 300 players in eight different divisions. And the Accu-Stats Eight Ball Invitational attracted enthusiastic crowds daily to see the great pool shooting by all the champions. The Hilton Burbank Hotel played host to this gala event and put out the red carpet for all those who came to the Expo. The restaurant and bar were packed for four days with a fun loving pool crowd. And the Hilton Convention Center, adjacent to the hotel, proved a popular site for the Expo, with adequate room for all the activities to take place. Many people who attended remarked how well organized everything was and the ease with which they found their way around. Some of the most popular locations were the APA booth with a skill shot competition, the InStroke booth with a zebra skinned pool table, Sardo Tight Rack’s festive arena, the Scorpion booth featuring challenge matches with Johhny Archer and the American Billiard Academy with lessons by Roy Yamane. The Expo Amateur Pool Championships were well run by Tournament Director Clay Skidmore and his Assistant Director Ron Wishnack. And the winners were:

SCOTCH DOUBLES NINE BALL 1. MIKE NAJERIAN & MELISSA MORRIS $300.00 + Trophies 2. Gerardo Jamito & Laura Friedman $150.00 3-4. Jon Henson & Hydred Makabali, Shane Manaole & Tina Pawloski $100.00 MEN’S EIGHT BALL 1. SHANE MANAOLE $1,200.00 + Trophy 2. Arturo Rivera $600.00 + Trophy 3-4. Frank Almanza & Trick Sixty $300.00 5-8. Marcio Smith, John Pasquarella, Mike Najerian & Ronnie Allen $160.00 9-16. Jose Garcia, Tommy Punzales, Fred Vasquez, Elias Valles, Frank Ibara, Derek Kim, Jon Henson & Ray Galaviz $80.00 17-32. $40 each WOMEN’S EIGHT BALL 1. LORI BUENDORF $400.00 + Trophy 2. Mary Hopkin $250.00 + Trophy 3-4. Linda Carter & Becky Gerhardt $125.00 5-8. Lauren Ward, Beth Saphier, Andrea Bent & Patti Hodge $60.00 MEN’S SENIOR EIGHT BALL 1. GEORGE MICHAELS $500.00 + Trophy 2. Ronnie Allen $300.00 + Trophy 3-4. Steve Holland & Frank Almanza $200.00 5-8. Mike Zimmerman, Rick Gilmore, Bunny Rogoff & Steven Christian $100.00 9-16. $50 each

MEN’S NINE BALL 1. LORRY DELEON $1,000.00 + Trophy 2. Calvin Coker $500.00 + Trophy 3-4. Gerardo Jamito & Mike Najerian $250.00 5-8. Don McClelland, Jose Garcia, Danny Petralba, Hong Kyun Kim $125.00 9-16 Jon Henson, Arturo Rivera, John Bryant, Steve Smith, Wayne Pullen, Bernardo Chavez, Ronnie Allen & Ed Scott $75.00

SCOTCH DOUBLES EIGHT BALL 1. DANNY PETRALBA & JENNY LEE $500.00 + Trophies 2. Gil Leon & Lauren Ward $300.00 3-4. Joe Moore & Shannon Martinez, Ron Sakahara & Lisa Oldfield $200.00 5-8. James Perkins & Pamela Howell, Maurice Rey & Stephanie Emery, Randy Howell & Becky Gerhardt, Gus Rudillo & Linda Schaffer $100.00

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In The Corner... with Brad Gowin, Portland, OR

Definitely, we are in the computer age! Computers enable mankind to solve problems and tap information much more efficiently than any other time in the history of man. Provided your technical foundation is sound, programming could be the answer to why you aren’t achieving a higher level as quickly as you would like. Much in the same way our mind works, the computer receives information and calculates answers quicker and more accurately depending on the information programmed into it. For example, if you programmed a computer to add and subtract only, a correct answer to multiplication would be impossible. Our mind works along these principles too! Believe it or not, the human mind is the easiest of all species to program. Therefore, you need to examine yourself, where you are, where you’re going and whether or not you have programmed yourself to get there. It could be your failures are a result of negative programming. How many times have you finished a tournament, placing right where you thought you should be? What might the result be had you

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programmed yourself with higher expectations? If these questions fit your profile you need to set some higher standards and goals for yourself. Bear in mind, these higher standards and goals require a higher standard of discipline and practice in order to reach the next goal level. The subconscious mind is very powerful. Programmed properly, your subconscious can help you create amazing results. How many times have you played position where a ball could possibly hook you? If you hit the ball hard enough or soft enough you would get a decent shot. Hit the ball with an in between speed and you’re hooked! You say to yourself “I don’t want to end up here!” Ever notice how many times you end up hooked right behind the ball, where you didn’t want to be? The subconscious only registers wants and desires. It doesn’t register the difference between “do want” and “don’t want”. If you take the “do” or “don’t” out of the thought, what do you have? “I want to end up here” is what you have and what you get! You also need to surround yourself

with a good support team. The idea is to be exposed only to positive support. The support team should consist of close friends, family members and others who are of a positive influence. One of their duties is to run interference, heading off anyone or anything of any negative nature. The player needs this help so he can focus towards the positive side of what he is doing. The support team takes care of all minute details for the player. The team itself is a form of positive programming, giving the player a feeling of security and self worth. As you build your support team don’t forget to properly program yourself. Raise your standard of goals and begin speaking positive about yourself! These positive words need to be spoken often and with authority. Positive words create positive results, just as negative words give negative results, Relax. Speak good words. Given time, your ego will draw you to where you want to be. Programming is very important. Correct programming is essential towards becoming a champion. Champions are not born. They are made!

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loss being a 5-4 defeat to Morang in the finals of the winner’s bracket. McClure rebounded from that loss to defeat Bob Danielson and set up a rematch with Morang for the title. Both players fought hard and played well, but on this weekend, Mike Morang was just too tough, taking the final match 5-3. Rack’em owner Dave Smith was very pleased with the turnout for the tournament and once again, he and his staff ran a first class event. The third in this series of tournaments is scheduled for the

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WESTERN BCA POOL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION MENS OPEN TEAM CHAMPIONS

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SHOTZE’S WAY OF DOING THE MONSTER MASH IN NOVEMBER from: Rose and Ford - Tournament Directors

On Nov. 3rd & 4th Shotze’s of Everett held it’s 6th annual Fall Classic 9-ball tournament. For all concerned and especially the 52 players who came from as far away as Calif., fun was had by all . The tournament was opened to a larger field because of the 8 footers and it was amazing what a difference the extra tables made. The wait between matches was shorter, which showed us that our

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tournaments can be even better than in the past! With the 52 players entry, the $ 1,000 added by Shotze’s and the $10 late fee collected. There was a total of $4,240 paid out to the top 16 players. If there had been a full field of 64 players, we could have possibly paid out more places and still have paid a $1,000 or more for first. Unfortunately only 3 of the

ladies played, so high being just money to one or another player. John woman was not paid matches would have Horsfall took a commanding lead, out in this tournament. been tough! But I think but JD wasn’t going to give up It still surprised us we are willing to try easily. He came back to make it a when players who one. one game lead only by beating hadn’t paid before the Tournament started John 6 to 5 . This final was one race deadline, had that out like any other, to 9 and it looked as though it would shocked look on their players meeting and be another close one. But John faces when they had then the draw. Once wasn’t about to let this one get to come up with that all the names were put away. He took command and won added $10 bucks! The on the board, it was the final match 9-6. late fee info is on the immediately Congratulations to John Horsfall and Ford, ads and flyers, and determined John Horsfall. Tournament Director now will be a fact of that this Once again we have life. Please if you do not want to was no ordinary to thank Darryle pay a late fee, then get tournament! Names on Cloer for a great your money in on time. the board just jumped place to hold the It will help us with the out. tournaments, board and will help the John Horsfall (Canada) Andalusia for the establishment on how a past champion proved $1,000 added! Also to serve you best! Also once again that he can to Dave Shelby if you have not paid on play on any table put in (manager) for time, we cannot front of him. Saturday maintaining a great John Doherty and Ford, guarantee a spot for matches were Tyler bar, kitchen and over Tournament Director you and you could lose Hayne (7-0), Dan Louie all care for all the out! That is something (7-5), and Scott Reed (7-1). players. It is always great to hear that a tournament Sunday found John starting with that he is working during the director hates to tell Todd Marsh (7-6), Stan tournament weekend. The Final players, that there isn’t any spots Tourangeau (7-2), and the point results are: left. match with John Doherty (7-4). This tournament featured a race of John Doherty (JD) of Everett for 1st John Horsfall $1,000 7 winners side, and loser side a many years a road player, now a 2nd John Doherty 620 race to 6! It isn’t nice to play a short family man showed that he can still 3rd Tim Tweedell 410 race, but it helped us finish on time play with the big boys! I don’t think 4th Stan Tourangeau 310 Saturday. If we would have had a this will be the last time his name 5-6 Kris Iverson 250 field of 64, there would have been will appear in the finals of any 5-6 John Schmidt 250 23 more matches played on tournament. JD’s Saturday 7-8 Mike Vidas 200 Saturday and finishing with Sunday matches were John Ahlstrom (7-4), 7-8 Mike Zimmerman 200 Mike Vidas (7-5), and Jeff Leonard 9-12 Randy Camantigue 150 (7-6). Sunday he won over Tom 9-12 Tom Lyons 150 Lyons (7-1), Tom Tweedell (7-3), 9-12 Dan Liouie 150 and then the loss to John Horsfall 9-12 Todd Marsh 150 (7-4). JD ended up playing Tim 13-16 Glenn Atwell 100 Tweedell again for the chance at 13-16 Ivan Doty 100 John Horsfall. He played hard and 13-16 Jeff Leonard 100 fast and won the match (7-2). 13-16 Jeff Jimenez 100 Many players and spectators Total Purse = $4,240 stayed around to watch the final Be looking for our next tournament, match. It was a great match to the Spring Classic slated for the 9th watch! One by one each game fell and 10th of March.

Lane County BCA Holds Fund Raiser Tournament Springfield, Oregon As part of Billiards for America, the Lane County BCA held a fundraiser tournament at Sonny’s Tavern in Springfield on November 11th. Under the guidance of Georgia Cassle, the tournament had a total of 31 entries and raised $700 for the victims of the September 11th disaster.

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Ward Wins At Mc’Q’s

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by: Clay Skidmore, Tournament Director

Jim Ward

Well for the first time I am in a different position. As most of you know, McQ’s Billiards held our first 8-Ball open tournament in about 5 years. I planned to play this event on our Olhausen oversized 8 footers. I kept the field limited to 48 players as a time factor because I only have five 8 footers to play on. But low and behold I made a big mistake and I hope my out of town players can forgive me. I didn’t specify in my ad that this tournament would be played on the 8 footers. I just assumed that players would know, and I apologize for that. My reasons for directing this event on the 8 footers are all about the great game of 8-Ball. To me a big part of 8-Ball is the clusters and the strategies. If 8-Ball is played on a 9 footer a lot of that is lost. Of course, a bigger table means more table space. And more table space means fewer clusters and less strategy. It is too easy to run racks on a 9-foot table in 8-Ball. therefore my reasons for playing on the 8-footers. I have probably directed over 1000 tournaments and each time I learn something new. So from now on, I will be sure to include equipement type on all my ads in the future. So again I apologize to those that came over and left disappointed, because I do work hard to put together quality events and I will continue to do so. The event attracted 38 players, and other than the complaints about the tables, things went well. With my love of 8-Ball, it was nice to see some great 8-Ball players here. Stan Tourangeau stopped by on his way to Minnesota to play in the B.C.A. 9-Ball Tournament. He worked his way into the finals by defeating Todd Marsh 7-2 in the opening round. He than went on to beat Lee Lang 7-3, Kenny Trambitas 7-6, Randy Camantigue 7-3, and Wayne Boyd 7-3 to earn a spot in the winners final. His opponent in the finals ended up being Jim Ward. Jim opened up with an opening round win against Bruce Hatch 7-6, he then went on to beat Fred Castellano 7-6, Stacy Mallot 7-1, and T.J. Frank 7-3, to meet up with Stan. Jim edged out Stan in the winners final 7-6 and then sent Stan to the B-side. There Stan beat Wayne Boyd 5-2 to get another shot at Jim. Stan did the job on the first set and won 7-3. But in the second set, Jim broke out to a 6-0 lead. Stan showed some great heart, and with a little luck and some great outs, Stan worked it back to 6-5. On the 12th game, Stan broke didn’t make a ball and Jim ran the rack out to win 7-5. Good play you guys. Once again sorry about the tables, and I hope to see everyone in April for the open 9-Ball tournament. 1st Jim Ward $900+$170 side pot 2nd Stan Tourangeau $650 3rd Wayne Boyd $400 4th T.J. Frank $200 5th Mike Zimmerman $100 Kenny Trambitas $100 7th Fred Castellano $ 50 James Hevener $ 50 Top Woman: Linda Dick

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Sharp Shooter Challenge Results The 1st and 2nd place finishers at each Sharp-Shooter Tournament advances to one of 22 Regional Sharp-shooter Challenge Tournaments to be held from January 1 through March 30, 2002. The Regional Sharp-Shooter Challenge Tournaments will be a single elimination, APA rules, race to 5 format. The 1st place finisher at each Canadian Club Sharp-shooter Challenge Regional tournament will receive $1,000. The 2nd place finisher at each Canadian Club Sharp-shooter Challenge Regional tournament will receive $500. The 1st and 2nd place finishers at each Sharp-Shooter Regional Tournament also win a trip to the National Sharp-shooter Challenge Championship to be held in Las Vegas in April 2002. At 16 Regional Tournaments, Jeanette Lee (a.k.a. The Black Widow) will make appearances. The top two finishers will have a chance to win an additional $1,000 by challenging Ms. Lee. If Jeanette wins, the $1,000 goes to her charity, the National Scoliosis Foundation. The National Sharp-Shooter Challenge Championship will be a single elimination, APA rules, race to 5 format. It will take place in Las Vegas in April 2002. The 1st place finisher receives $5,000 and has one chance to sink the 8-ball on the break and win an additional $1,000,000. Date Site City Winner’s Name Runner Up Name IDAHO 14-Oct The Pocket Boise Ralph Trenga Jim Taylor 21-Oct The Pocket Boise Kings Santy Jody DeRoest 28-Oct The Pocket Boise Jerry Kirk Robert Agnew WASHINGTON 5-Oct Jillians Tacoma Alex LaFountaine Richard Sauls 10-Oct Waldos Kirkland Jeff Ridgeley Jen Gralish 10-Oct Gemini Sports Bar Renton DJ Baldoz Tony Pho 10-Oct Great Scott Pub Spokane Kevin Bennewitz Joe Aune 11-Oct Great Scott Pub Spokane Randy Ohrstrom Shawn Olson 12-Oct Jillians Tacoma Vincent Gascon Leonard Gascon 15-Oct Shotze’s Everett Michael Zimmerman Michael Dooley 17-Oct Waldo’s Kirland James Davee Paul Olesky 19-Oct Inn Sports Bar Dean Reandeau Terry Gjerde 22-Oct Schotze’s Everett Kris Iverson Michael Zimmerman 24-Oct Gemini Sports Bar Renton James Davee Gerry VanSharrel 28-Oct Inn Sports Bar John Doherty III Brian Camus


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December 2001

Titleholders in Lincoln City (Titleholders continued from front page)

gold in the 5, 6, & 7’s bracket, and competing against the league’s highest ranked players for his share of prize money totaling $1000, he deserves a round of applause. Ken Morano and Scott Dao took first in the Scotch Doubles. As always, the team events took center stage. Every team playing were already winners, having placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their local divisions; and now all were ready to earn the title, “Best of the Best”. Congratulations to all the winners! Nobody was going down easily, and every winning team had to fight hard for their cash and Titleholders trophies - and at a height of almost six feet, the trophies were a prize in themselves.

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The Table Rats - Federal Way, Washington Eddie Carrido (7), Jay Pintar (4), Jon Hardy (5), Leon Thomas (5), Mona Werle (4), Raul Abenojar (7), Tim Whitworth (6), Windi McDaniel (4)

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Team Waldo - Auburn, Washington Dave Bowman (4), William Waldo (4), Dick Waldo (2), Jeff Stiver (4), J R Mailo (4), Motown Loialiki (7), Perry Riebe (5)

$2,000 Second Place Winners

The Elks - Puyallup, Washington Steve Carver (2), Scott Nelson (6), Pat Ducken (4), Mike Reiman (5), Gary Wallace (5), Eric Griffin (3), Dale Longmire (5)

$1,800 Runner up

The Star Lake Inn - Auburn, Washington Ken Burkell (6), Ryan Keller (5), Steve Juntenen (5), Tad Anderson (4), Todd Emmel (5), Troy Clyde (4), Vince Gascon (5).

Scott Dao 1st Place Singles 5, 6, & 7’s

$500 Runner up

Hi-Time - Salem, Oregon Brent Cartwright (5), Christopher San Juan (5), Jeff Lemoine (6), Patricia Trenary (4), Robert Warnock (3), Steve Larson (4), Tony Tipton (5)

Jay Pintar 1st Place Singles 2, 3, & 4’s

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Magician Conjures Up Win Efren Reyes long known by his nickname “The Magician”, has won the inaugural Tokyo 9-Ball tournament and has claimed the largest purse in the history of the game. $180,000 for first place here once again cements his legend as the Grand Master of the game. Besting Niels Feijen 15-7 in the final match before Efren Reyes a packed house and the glare of television cameras, the easy-going Filipino table king cruised through the match by controlling his break shot and running out at every opportunity. The alternating break format usually keeps things close, but Efren broke and ran five of his breaks in a row and out-safetied Niels to completely control the scene and he was never in trouble throughout the match. Said Efren afterward: “I usually do not break that good, but here the break was really working for me and not for him and that made all the difference.” Niels agreed. “I could not get going”, he told us. “I was making a lot of balls on the break but then had no shot. I kept having to play safe and he kept getting out of them.” This Niels Feijen match concluded a day of high drama. Eight players began the day with a shot at the finals. Reyes first took fellow countryman Antonio Lining out of the running 13-11 and then faced yet another Filipino in the form of Warren Kiamco who had just knocked out German Michael Schmidt 13-10. When Kiamco went down 13-5 Efren had gained his seat in the finals. Feijen began the morning by besting Australian Johl Younger 13-11, then demolished last years World Champion Fong-Pang Chou 13-8. Chou had disposed of World Games Gold Medalist Ching Shun Yang and that paved the way for our final match-up. The players now look forward to next years IBC World Tour which kicks off in March at the Valley Forge, PA., Billiard Expo, hosted by IBC board member Allen Hopkins

Q-Street Treats Tournament Enthusiasts

By Carissa Biggs

I remembered everything about Q–Street Billiards: the great layout of the room, the restaurant, the roomy bar, and most of all the friendly faces. Owners Dennis and Sharon Blackwell, along with partners Jeff and Kim Mishler worked tirelessly to provide tournament players and spectators with impeccable service. Ross Gay would once again take the helm and be Danny Medina and Dennis Blackwell responsible for making the tournament run smooth. Sarah handled service in the restaurant quite efficiently, and the bartenders kept everyone warm and happy with winter drink specials. Friday night started off with the auctioning of 112 players. The road dogs couldn’t hide, but a few people definitely went cheaper than they should have. Kris Robbins did an excellent job of taking money and keeping track of the people that bought the players. All in all, the player ’s auction would prove interesting. With so many awesome competitors to bid on, it was definitely impossible to accurately guess who Glenn Atwell and Dennis Blackwell would win. Danny Medina ended up being the favorite pick, with John Schmidt and a pack of young guns from Sacramento right behind. As the tournament unfolded, players fate would of course be determined by luck of the draw, as well as their ability to adapt to equipment they were not used to playing on. Some handled the variables much better than others. As play progressed through Saturday, upsets were reported here and there. John Schmidt admittedly played horrible to lose a hill-hill match against a young local player who speared in a difficult one-nine combo to take the match and send John packing for what would have to be a 10 match streak to come back through the B side. John was unable to overcome such a difficult feat. John’s young road partner Nick Spano did not seem to experience the same difficulties. He smoked through the winners bracket like a hot knife slicing butter. He did it quietly, but considering the quality of competitors, it couldn’t have been an easy road, and if it was, players at Q-Street could have witnessed the next “Little Alex” or Cory. In the other half of the winner’s bracket making his way to the top was Danny Medina all the way over from Colorado. Former professional player, Medina showed the crowd that he has not lost his touch, quite the opposite in fact! When he faced off against Spano for the “hot seat” he looked like a bulldog with a chew toy and handily sent Spano over to the “B” side to face whoever would come through. For the most part, the Sacramento rat pack fizzled out of the tournament, apparently too spoiled from the equipment at their homeroom. Out of (Q Street continued page 28)

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The Diamond System The following is my Christmas Present to the Pool Players. I have found the Diamond System helpful to know because it helped me out of some tight spots. I hope you will find it useful as well. Enjoy !!! ---Cheese Few pocket billiard players are familiar with the diamond system. Many uninformed players think the diamond system is some sort of mystical pool panacea. Actually, the system was devised for the game of three-

cushion billiards (no pockets) where points are scored only after three cushions and two balls are struck. Therefore, the system has somewhat limited application to pocket billiards. The analysis presented here will allow you to determine if it can be applied to your game. In any case, you will be able to decide if it is your pool panacea. The diamond system requires that the initial ball speed be medium or slightly faster. As with any banking system, speed is nearly as critical as aim. The system also requires that the cue ball be struck with a little running english. In this analysis, shooting at or through a diamond means aiming at its actual location in the rail, not at the cushion or rail track adjacent to the diamond. The diamond system actually consists of two subsystems; the 5-SYSTEM in which the side rail is struck first, and the PLUS SYSTEM in which the

end rail is struck first. Each of these subsystems will be examined individually. 5-System—The rails are numbered in the order in which they are struck (first, second, and third). The second rail is generally ignored in the diamond system. Emphasis is on the first and third rail because they are the critical rails in three-cushion billiards. The diamonds on the first and third rail are numbered as shown in figure 10-1. These numbers are called rail diamond numbers and are used to determine where to aim on the first rail, and where the ball will strike the third rail. Figure 10-2 shows a second set of numbers that are called cue-

ball position numbers. The diamond nearest the second rail is assigned cue ball position number 1.5. The value of each succeeding diamond is increased by 0.5, so that the diamond in the comer has the value of 5. The numbers continue around the end rail where the value of each diamond is increased by 1. To determine where the cue ball will strike the third rail, subtract the first rail number from the cue-ball position number. For example, in figure 102 cue ball “A” is in position 5. If the cue ball is shot at diamond number 3 on the first rail it will strike diamond number 2 on the third rail (5 - 3 = 2). Cue ball “B” is at position 4. Assume you want to strike the third rail at

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The Diamond System position number is determined, further analysis is made in terms of rail diamond numbers. The three-cushion player must know where the cue ball will go after it strikes the third rail. Its path, off the third rail, is called a

track. The tracks are numbered in relation to the diamond numbers of the third rail. Figure 10-3 shows the third rail tracks 1 through 3. These tracks are slightly different for each cue ball position and must all be committed to memory if the system is to be of maximum usefulness. How to use the system: Consider the situation shown in figure 10-4. The object ball (8-ball) is near the comer pocket; intervening balls force a three-cushion shot. We know that track 2 starts near the second diamond on the third rail and goes into the comer where the object ball is. Therefore, the cue-ball position number minus the first rail number must equal 2. The aiming point on the first rail must be determined by regression. If the aim is at rail diamond number 3, the cue-ball position number is 4.4. This aim will be incorrect because 4.4 minus 3 equals 1.4. If the aim is at rail diamond number 2, the cue ball number will be 4.6 which would yield 2.6, which is too high. Sighting at diamond number 2.5 results in a cue-ball number of 4.5 (4.5 - 2.5 = 2) which is perfect. If the cue ball is shot through rail diamond number 2.5 on the first rail it will take track 2 into the object ball. Plus system—The plus system is also referred to as the 2-plus system or the plus 2 system. This system is used when the end rail must be struck first.

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Figure 10-5 shows how the diamonds are numbered in this system. The comer diamond (over the pocket) has the value of 1, and the value of each succeeding diamond is increased by 2. With this system the cue ball is shot through one of the diamonds on the end rail. It strikes the third rail an equal number of diamonds away from its origin. In figure 10-5 the cue ball is at position “A”; if it is shot at diamond position number 2 on the first rail, it will be aligned with position number 4 on the originating rail. To determine where the ball will strike the third rail, add 2 to 4 and the answer is diamond position number 6. If the cue ball is at position “B”, which is

diamond position 2 when shot at diamond position 5 on the first rail, it will strike the third rail at 2 plus 5 or diamond number 7. It is difficult to maintain a proficiency with the diamond system without constant practice. The practice requirements are probably warranted for the three cushion player but are questionable for the ordinary pool player. Now that you know all about the diamond system, you can judge its value for yourself. Editors note: This excerpt was taken, with permission, from Jack H. Koehler’s book The Science of Pocket Billiards. Information regarding the purchase of this book can be gotten from the web site www.UpscaleBilliards.com


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Frankie’s November Tournament November 17-18, 2001 Olympia, Washington Frankie’s November 8-Ball Tournament had a great turnout with over 30 players coming to play. Terry Marshall lost his first match to Bob Harris, and then came back to win 8 matches in a row to finish 7th after losing his final match to Eddie Carrido. Clyde Bowles beat Rick Dorrah at 5:30 pm Sunday. Because he had an appointment in Tacoma, he forfeited the finals to Dick Megiveron.

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Building the Perfect Game STANCE #1 in a Series of 3

by: Blackjack David Sapolis

Note: The following excerpt is a sample reading from “Building the Perfect Game” by Blackjack David Sapolis. This text is taken from Chapter 5, “Back to the Fundamentals”. Enjoy! Before we can have the perfect stroke, we first need to know how to get into the proper stance. What is the proper stance? It’s different for everybody, but there are some common stance flaws that lead to problems, but a sure way to get you down on the shot while at the same time being fundamentally sound in your stance. 10 Common Stance Flaws 1) Too close to the table 2) Too far away from the table 3) Crouching too low 4) Crouching too high 5) Crouching 6) Feet too wide apart 7) Feet too close together 8) Shoulders not square 9) Stiff or rigid bridge arm 10) Instability 10 Factors of Stance Mechanics 1) The head 2) The ears 3) The neck 4) The shoulders 5) The bridge arm 6) The spine 7) The center of mass *** 8) The hips 9) The legs 10) The feet These factors tend to add to each other. Crouching is the end result of standing too close to the table. Some players bunch themselves up into a ball mistaking muscular tension for stillness. The only thing that should move is your shooting arm, but tensing up the rest of your body to keep it still just worsens things. Others tend to extend their bodies as if they were dangling from a tree branch. Both extremes are extremely disadvantageous to our balance, or our weight distribution. Our feet being too close, or too wide apart is a direct result of uneven balance, or uneven WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION. Shoulders not being square is also a direct result of uneven balance,

as we then shift our weight from our legs to our bridge arm, causing our shoulders to become tense. The shoulders should be parallel. Overall, these flaws cause instability in our stance. A solid stance means that your weight is apportioned evenly throughout your body. When in your stance, I should not be able to knock you off balance. To understand how we are to achieve this, lets look at our Stance Factors. We start at the top of our head and work our way down. Our body, to be balanced, has to follow a a line of balance. The line WILL NOT be straight, (as many other instruction manuals have told us). You will be bent at the waist, causing a curve, and your head will be tilted slightly upward (unless you look at your shoes while you are shooting) so that blows the “straight line theory” out of the water. The line I will discuss is the Line of Balance. The Line of Balance starts at the top of your head and leads to the tips of your toes. From top to bottom we will examine this line that exists for everybody, and if you don’t know where it is, don’t worry, we’ll find it! Our head sits atop our shoulders, supported by our neck, and balanced by the equilibrium which is centered in our ears. To properly balance ourselves in our stance, it is suggested that you place your ears above your shoulders at all times. The head and the neck will then have no choice but to follow. Our bridge arm is supported by the position of our shoulders. Our shoulders should be in line with our ears, and just because the bridge arm is extended, this SHOULD NOT change. Extending from the neck and down through our rear torso is our spine. The best way I know to perfectly align the spine is to put your nose, chin and sternum in a straight line. Then, line your ears above your shoulders and we have the posture that our mothers always dreamed of. This leads us down further to our Center of Mass. Next Issue: Center of Mass

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Linda Carter Resigns The awards banquet will be a great time to hand over the reigns. Yes folks, after 4 long years of service, I am resigning as President of the ACW. I would like to thank all of you who played, gave donations, were sponsors, or were room owners, or just came to watch. I am entrusting the future of the ACW into Vic Valdez’s capable hands. Vic comes to us with a strong background in Marketing and will take the ACW to a whole new level. Please give Vic all the support you can and help ease the transition. The current Board will serve until the end of the year, and Vic and his new team will start their duties in January. Depending on how the new Board regulates the selection of Board members, they may be taking nominations for Board positions, and voting in the best candidates. If you would like to be a part of the ACW’s new future, and would like to serve on the Board, you can get in touch with Vic through email at vic@teleport.com. It has been a great ride and I want to thank each one of you for making it so. I want to spend more time with my family and pursue other billiard related goals. You can be sure that I will never stop trying to serve pool players, and trying to get billiards recognized as a viable sport and profession. I will be serving on another Board on an association that will be holding huge tournaments for both men and women right here in the NW. Again, I hope you will support me in that endeavor by coming out and playing.

8-Ball Singles Results November 17, 2001 Helena, MT 20 players showed up at the Edge Casino and Lounge to vie for top honors in the November 8-Ball Singles. Final Results 1st $280 Jeff Boucher - Helena 2nd $168 Clay - Great Falls 3rd $112 Rob Millons - Helena 4th $ 40 Colter Landt - Helena The next tournament at the Edge will be January 5th, 2002 - Blind Draw Scotch Doubles (see ad page 6)

THE U.S. BAR TABLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Sands Regency will host the U. S. Bar Table Championships from March 7-10, 2002. The format will be 9-Ball played on the 7th and 8th with $10,000 Added and $5,000 guaranteed to the first place finisher. The entry is $100 ($125 after March 1) and the field will be limited to the first 128 paid players. March 9th and 10th will be the 8-Ball Division, again $10,000 will be added and $5,000 is guaranteed to the first place finisher. The entry is $100 ($125 after March 1) and the field is limited to the first 128 paid players. Jay Helfert is offering a $1,000 bonus to the player who wins both divisions. Entries can be sent to: Sands Regency Casino Hotel, 345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501. For room reservations call 1-800-648-3553, Group Code - Bar 306, Sun-Thurs $39.53 and Fri-Sat $51.08 (includes tax, one or two players). You can contact tournament director Jay Helfert at (310) 452-9517 for more information.

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ACW Announces New Chairperson of the Board

Press Release: Association of Cuesports for Women [ACW], November 20, 2001

Former President of the Board, Linda Carter, announced her resignation on October 31, 2001 and appointed Leonard “Vic” Valdez as acting President for the remainder of the 2001 season. At a recent strategy meeting of the board, Mr. Valdez was unanimously voted in as Chairperson of the Board for the 2002 season and beyond. Mr. Valdez brings over 24 years of business and marketing experience to the organization and will be working with the board to develop a long term business plan for the organization that includes increasing membership, corporate sponsors, and expanding locations of play throughout the Pacific Northwest. This would ultimately increase attendance and payout figures at tournaments and provide a broad billiard venue for women in the region. The board will continue meeting to finalize and publish the schedule for the 2002 season before the New Year. It will look to be a full and exciting year with many positive changes. Part of the restructuring includes redefining board membership and responsibilities. As a result, current membership is defined as follows: Vic Valdez, Chairperson of the Board; Jo Woodward, Financial Coordinator; Tamre’ Geene-Rogers, Tournament Coordinator; Felisa Delon, Player Advocate; Heather Doherty Media/Promotions Coordinator. The ACW is announcing the vacancy of three board positions open for nomination. Brief job descriptions are provided, with more detailed descriptions available upon request. Production Coordinator: Oversees the production of all ACW media obligations, maintaining corporate standards and functionality for the ACW web site and newsletter. Responsible for content and monthly updates of ACW web site. Manages and produces quarterly ACW newsletter (both electronic and hard copy). Design ads (when necessary) for sponsors or vendors who place advertising space in ACW newsletter. Responsible for the design and production of all ACW tournament collateral. Coordinates and assists in tournament management (including set up and breakdown) Oregon State Tournament Coordinator/Player Advocate: Manages all Oregon state ACW tournament stops. Works to secure outside personnel to assist with tournament management, heading selection to develop pool of tournament directors and referees for ACW stops. Main contact for room owners participating in ACW tournaments. Manages and records final point scoring at tournaments and supplies information to Media Coordinator. Responsible for coordinating resources in setting up and breakdown of tournaments. Promotes the ACW and recruits new playing members within the state of Oregon. Liaison between playing members and board to submit feedback, resolve issues and foster a positively charged playing member base. Board Assistant: Supports and assists the board in all areas of work. Provides administrative assistance to the board in scheduling and coordinating meetings. Attends all board meetings, transcribing and publishing meeting minutes to board and playing members as well as corporate sponsors. Supports all corporate goals and objectives, providing assistance to related projects as necessary. Promotes the ACW and recruits new playing members. In addition to being posted in various media publications, these position openings will be emailed to all current members. Nominations will be taken via phone, email or mail and must be received no later than November 30, 2001 for consideration. Please send these to your Player Advocate, Felisa Delon: 5001 3rd Avenue NW; Seattle WA 98107. Cell: 206-465-5484/Email: mzpoolzen@hotmail.com Upon board review, nominated players will be posted with ballots in this same manner and voting will commence December 10, 2001 and end December 15, 2001. Any current playing member may vote. All former members and nonmembers may vote provided they submit [new] membership dues of $55.00 to the ACW before December 10. Ballots will be tabulated and results posted before the New Year. For more information please feel free to contact your Player Advocate or Chairperson, Vic Valdez: Cell: 503-504-1483/Email: vic@teleport.com.

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2020, A Pool Odyssey

good quality felt. For the amount of play on those tables they kept the conditions pretty darn good.” Art and Pat worked for a while, sorting the tools and sporting gear. “What about the crazy ways different places rated players?” Art asked Pat. The whole northwest rated players on a whim with no real objective measures. “They never did get it together to have a regional rating system.” Pat remembered, too, how on the local scene the top players didn’t have much opportunity to play. Most of the events were for players who hadn’t made it to that level of excellence. “We lived in B and C Town,” he joked. Only it was true – Portland was a major metropolitan area where business was with the majority – the B and C players. When road players came through town they pretty much cleaned up on the A players, who were sloppy from lack of tough play. The top players were lucky to find one big local tournament a year, he thought. But credit had to be given to some of the smaller towns for sponsoring open tournaments and bringing in A players when most of their local players were B players. “Good players had to travel and awful long ways to play,” Art said. “But you couldn’t find sponsorship, so it was just way too expensive to do it.” They sat there in the basement, quiet for a moment, looking at Art’s cue, shining in the diffused sunlight coming through the basement window, and reflecting on the downfall of one of the greatest sports on the planet. Pat continued with the gloom and doom. “It was a curse to get so good you’d be rated an A player. The B players would purposely sandbag so they could keep playing in the B events where all the money was.” The phrase “Catch-22” would describe it, he thought. The money stayed where the B players were, and the B players stayed where the money was, so no one ever bothered to excel. Pat paused to open an old plastic container of router bits. “And then the weekly tournaments stopped adding much money. It was like going back to the 1960’s... Say, Art, what do you want to do with all these? Everyone uses laser now, so who would want these old obsolete things?” “Maybe someone will think they’re worth a fortune,” mused Art, through a mouthful of sweet bread. “You never know.” “To be honest,” Pat said, pulling a box of old magazines over to sort out, “my interest in pool just started to decline. You had to drive miles and miles for the nightly tournaments and maybe bring home fifty to a hundred bucks. And then everyone else complained because you were there. And the smoke was enough to kill

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everyone in the place. The fun had just disappeared.” “I remember that,” said Art. “You were pretty depressed there for a while.” “Yeah, but you know, I finally realized there was just no incentive to excel in the sport of pool anymore! You could go two hundred miles in any direction and still, every place you went you argued with people over what rules to play by, or whether it was illegal to play for money…” “When it wasn’t,” Arthur finished. “Seems like most people playing pool really didn’t know what it was all about. They were satisfied just throwing their money away knocking balls around and drinking. Remember the leagues that made pool league a huge business catering

Next Issue: Pat and Art visit Captain Hook’s Pool Emporium to play some 9-ball. They find it not quite as they expected. to the casual player?” “Yeah, I do. Look at all these old magazines!” Pat pulled out an issue of People with Bill Gates on the cover, proclaiming, ‘Gates Sweeps Washington Senate Race!’ “I remember that pool channel on cable TV, but I don’t think I ever saw anything about pool in the regular magazines or papers, did you?” “Not enough to swat a fly with. Bring that barrel over here, will you?” Art leaned down and picked up an old World Today magazine and began thumbing through it. “Look at this.” He jabbed his finger at a page. “You haven’t seen cigarette ads in fifteen years. Maybe if they had banned smoking at pool halls and lounges sooner, it would have helped save the sport.” Pat retrieved a steel-banded wooden barrel from a dark corner and rolled it over to the couch. He pried off the lid, and exclaimed, “Ho! Ho! Ho! Found your Christmas stuff, Art!” “I’ve had these in my family since the ‘30’s,” Art reflected, holding up a painted, star ornament made from a tin can. “My grandmother made this one.” Pat pulled a Santa hat on his head. “There was one league that banned smoking at its national events,” he said. “It’s too bad their local leagues didn’t follow their example.” That was one of the main reasons he’d quit playing. One national league actually encouraged the addiction by accepting a huge tobacco company as their main sponsor. Some called it the Cancer League. Art sighed. “My family had something to do with my curtailing my play, of course. And it was tough sometimes to be out late and then be

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sharp at work the next day.” He pulled another magazine from the box. “Look at this one — Time Magazine, 2005: ‘President McCain Ends World War III With A Bang.’ I sure remember the economic disasters kept me on a shoestring budget. All the politics and the bs, it was too bad people had such a hard time getting along with each other.” “Well, we sure paid our dues.” Pat thought back to those early days when he played and lost a whole lot of games — and money. “But it paid off, and I finally started to play pretty good, thanks to you, Art.” He tipped the Santa hat to Arthur. “You taught me a lot, you know. I got to where I could compete with any good player from around the country — road players and national tournament players alike. I’d probably still be competing today, if conditions hadn’t deteriorated so much.” He reached over and pulled out a stack of magazines from the bottom of the box. “Hey, look at these! These are BilIiards Digests! They oughta be worth something.” “Probably just to us,” Art chortled. “Everyone else is dead or just plain dumb.” “Let me see that stick of yours, Art,” said Pat. “I’ve had enough of this stuff for awhile.” He took the two-piece Schrader out of the case and screwed it together. “Nice cue,” he said, sighting it. “Still straight. Feels really smooth, too.” “I used to wax it with carnauba,” said Art. “I kept real good care of it. I used that Q- clean stuff on it, too. Remember that?” Pat stroked the cue. “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” “Yeah, Pat,” smiled Art, “the same thing I’m thinking, I’ll bet.” “Good!” Pat said, and hauled himself off the couch. “Lets go play some pool!” end of Part One

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Club 91 Pocatello, Idaho

October 19-21, 2001 by Janet Neitzel

October 19th, 2001: We kicked off the 9-ball event with 31 entries at $30 each. A fine crew from Medicine Hat, Alberta, CN came down to join in the festivities. Kim and Marlene Bohnet from Medicine Hat, Alberta, CN were celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary and wanted to do something different, so they came to Club 91 to play pool. Happy Anniversary to them!! Here are the top finishers: 1st Shawn McKay, Medicine Hat, AB $250/$425 2nd Chase McCallister, Blackfoot, ID $150/$260 3rd Jim Vercammon, Medicine Hat, AB $100/$170 4th Richard Chavez, Blackfoot, ID $80 5/6 Tommy Baker and Kim Bohnet $40 each Susan Shinn was the only woman to join in. Great job Susan!

Saturday it was on to 8-ball with 29 players at $30 each. 2 women were in this event. Marlene Bohnet was the top woman finisher; $30 went to her. The rest of the results are: 1st and from the losers’ side: Tommy Baker (UT) $500/$335 2nd and put up a great battle: Shawn McKary (Medicine Hat, AB) $300/$200 3rd Jim Vercammon (Medicine Hat, AB) $200/$135 4th Kim Bohnet (Medicine Hat, AB) $100 5/6 Richard Chavez (Blackfoot, ID) and Willie Preacher (Blackfoot, ID) $60 each

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The Pool Table Guy Leo Hancock

I was tempted to make this short and tell you all just to call me. It sounded great at first but you would all be wondering “what kind of an arrogant fool is this guy”. Education can only help us all and maybe keep you from calling Uncle Fred, who used to reupholster furniture, to recover your table. A pool table is really not the same as a piece of furniture. Hopefully you are not trying to get the right english when you sit on your sofa. Many establishments have invested allot of time and money to earn a good reputation with their billiards playing customers. To keep that reputation you need to invest in the quality of your table and it’s maintenance. There are quite a few individuals offering recovery and maintenance services but not all of them understand exactly what it takes to keep your table in professional playing condition. While a seasoned player may be able to see and compensate for the defects in a poorly maintained table, a table that is cleaned, groomed and has consistency of play will keep your pool players happy and they in turn will keep the cash box full.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance...

It might be location, location, location with some businesses except if you operate billiards tables and keep them in good shape. Players will find you if they have heard you have great playing tables. Here are some simple things you can do to keep them in professional playing condition. Vacuum your table, don’t brush. Brushing your table is like sweeping your carpet. You push chalk, talc and dust through the cloth to settle on your slate, slowing play and wearing your cloth from the bottom up. This is also why the head ball in the rack seems to sit like it is in a pit (or a mound of chalk dust). Keeping dust and lint out of your table mechanisms will also cut down on your emergency service calls. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum... Clean and polish your balls. You can use simple soap and water or put them in a dishwasher. Never use bleach or ammonia. These will yellow the balls. After you clean them use a little of what we call “Leo’s elixir of life” otherwise known as Pledge. Make sure you polish them well and remove any residue. Clean, clean, clean... Check your cue sticks. Worn ferrules and tips can really mess up your cloth causing miss-cues and tears. Invest in replacing stick tips. Replace, replace, replace... Done on a weekly basis these things will extend the life of your cloth to almost double. More balls will be made on the break, games will be smoother and faster making the game more enjoyable to play.

Nice Threads Man...

I suppose that any article about table maintenance is not complete without a word about the playing surface. I have already explained how a proper recovery with a minimum of adhesives and fasteners, as well as a good service schedule of the table and accessories, will prolong the life of the cloth. There are so many different aspects to consider when choosing the type of cloth that recommending one over the other here would not be appropriate. You really need to consider the type of play and personality of your clientele. The basic things to remember are to choose something with minimum shedding, that does not loosen up after a few weeks play and use anything but rubber backed if you have league/pro players. Rubber backed causes the table to play inconsistently and slowly and contributes to fewer games per hour. It can suck the life out of your game. If you keep your cues in good shape you shouldn’t need the extra backing of rubber. Finally, don’t choose a worsted wool unless you understand it’s tendencies first. It wears a lot differently than other cloths and can fool you if you don’t know what to look for. You will surely find some folks who don’t agree with everything I have explained here. Anything where there is a melding of art, science and style is bound to be that way. But, after many years in the business I have noticed one thing that is always true: Players will flock to a good table. How many times have I walked in to an establishment to do a recovery and had people drooling around me in anticipation of playing a newly tuned piece of equipment? To maximize your cashbox income, have consistent playing rails, high quality cloth and a clean and level table. Leo Hancock has been selling, servicing and leasing billiard tables for over 16 years. You can find him at: (See Ad Page 17) Leo Hancock Billiard Service Kent, WA 206-910-2121 or 253-638-0008

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On October 27th at Hard Times Billiards in Los Angeles, the finals of the 2002 BCA North American “Artistic Pool” Qualifier came down to a tight and dramatic finish with the winner being Tom Rossman and Mike Massey Mike Massey. However, the competition was so intense that the outcome was in question until the last few shots. “I definitely didn’t have to win the event,” said Mike. “A lot of people think that I’m supposed to win it every time but I don’t see it that way!” Tom Rossman, a sponsor of this event and Mike’s acknowledged toughest American competitor, took second by a hair. Nick Mannino, from Shippensburg, PA came within one point of edging Rossman out of second on the final shot. And Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth, who started off slowly, stormed the last day finishing fourth. But the real surprise of the tournament was Rick Malm, a retired IBM executive from San Jose, CA, a newcomer to pool competition and a recent “graduate” of Pool School In Paradise (organized and run by Massey, Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter, and Paul Potier) who studied and practiced hard for this event—his first competition. Rick broke out of the blocks early, winning the first two of the eight disciplines to the shock of the other opponents and was in close contention throughout. Paul Gerni, a familiar face on ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic productions, but who didn’t have much time to prepare for this event, won the Sportsmanship Award for the class that he showed throughout the tournament. With the top two finishers going on to compete in the WPA World “Artistic Pool” Championship in Oostende, Belgium on February 22 & 23, 2002, Mike Massey had this to say, “It’s really the thing of the future [Artistic Pool], the thing that will really help pool. The ESPN Trick Shot Magic show got the best ratings of anything (back row) Steve Geller, Steve Lillis, Paul Gerni, Mike Massey, Nick Mannino, on TV in the history of the game Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth, (front row) Gerald Smith, Tom Rossman, Rick Malm of pool.” Indeed, the fans enjoyed the show at Hard Times Billiards, experiencing not only a serious competitive atmosphere, but also the tremendous camaraderie between the players themselves. Despite the stakes at hand, each player cheered his opponent upon the making of a difficult shot—out of pure respect. Congratulations to Steve Lillis and to his staff who staged and directed an exciting and memorable event. (See more details and photos at www.mikemassey.com provided by Westar International.) Photo by: Herb Wilmot, Westar International

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Photo by: Herb Wilmot, Westar International

Following is the list of players who placed along with money they won and calcutta money earned.

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ENTRY $10 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $7+$3 g.f. $8 $10 $7 $5 $10M/$6W $3 $5+$2 g.f. FREE $5 $8+$2 g.f. $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $10 $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $3 $5 $3 $5 $3 $5 $5 $3 $3 $5 FREE $3 $5 $2 $3 Quarters $5 $2 $7+$3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $10 $7 $5+$2 g.f. $5/player $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5

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LOCATION Best Bet (See ad p24) Hot Shots (See ad p13) Pub 181 Skyland Stagecoach Best Bet (See ad p24) Hot Shots (See ad p13) Midway Rodder’s (See ad p9) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p4) Classic Billiards (See ad p5) Aloha Station Hot Shots (See ad p13) Rack’em Wichita Pub (See ad p18) Classic Billiards (See ad p5) Silver Dollar Sports Horizon Twilight Room Q Street Billiards (See ad p10) Skyland Cues Billiards (See ad p20) Jammer’s (See ad p3) Sharky’s (See ad p5) Watkins Park Pub Pub 181 Rack’em Midway JoQ’s Rodder’s (See ad p9) Rodder’s (See ad p9) Jammer’s (See ad p3) Sharky’s (See ad p5) Q Street Billiards (See ad p10) Pub 181 Gemini Club Deluxe Billiards (See ad p4) Midway Cheers Coach’s Ol’ Chicago NiteHawk (See ad p8) Rodder’s (See ad p9) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p4) Jammers (See ad p3) Backstreet Falls Club (See ad p27) Mingles (See ad p23) Club 91 (See ad p5) Backstreet Mingles (See ad p23) Brew-n-Cue Club 91 (See ad p5) Backstreet Club 91 (See ad p5) Rim Rock (See ad p4) Mingles (See ad p23) Club 91 (See ad p5) Backstreet Club 91 (See ad p5) Rim Rock (See ad p4)

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EVENT / RULES 8 Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8 Ball - BCA

ENTRY $5+$1 brk pot $7+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. 8 Ball ‘B’ & below-Tavern Rules $3 8 Ball $3 9 Ball $3 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 8 Ball $3 8 Ball Scotch Doubles $3 8 Ball - Texas Express $5 9 Ball B & C $5 + $2 g.f. 9 Ball - Modified BCA $3 9 Ball - Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 8 Ball - House rules $5 9 Ball ‘B’ & Below $5+$2 g.f. 8 Ball $3 8 Ball BCA Rules $4+$2 8 Ball B & Below $3 9 Ball B & Below $5.50 8 Ball ‘B’ & below-Tavern Rules $3 9 Ball B & Below $7 8-Ball - TAP Rules $6 8 Ball $5 8 Ball $4 8/9 Ball Alternating $5+$1 g.f. 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 8 Ball Vegas rules $5 9 Ball $5 7 Ball Open $3 9 Ball Open-Texas Exp $3 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $5 8 Ball $5 9 Ball $8 8 Ball ‘B’ & below - BCA $5+$1 g.f. 8 Ball $5 8 Ball $5 9 Ball $5 8 Ball ‘B’ & Below $5 8 Ball Grudge Match $5 8 Ball - BCA $5 8 Ball $3M/$2W 8 Ball BCA+Break Pot $3 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $15+$2 g.f. 8 Ball - BCA Rules $3 Open 9 Ball $10 8/9 Ball Alternating $5 9 Ball $5 8-9 Ball Alternating $5 Open Pot Luck $7 8 Ball $5 8 Ball - Ball-in-hand $5 9 Ball $5 Open 9 Ball $10 8 Ball - ‘B’ $5 8 Ball $5 8 Ball $5 9 Ball - ‘B’ $5 Open 9 Ball $15 8 Ball $5 8 Ball - Women $5

ADDED

Matching 100% Matching to $50

Matching Matching $2/player Matching $70 Matching $3/player $2/player $3/player Matching Matching Matching $75/1st w/16 $$$ Matching Matching $5/player Matching $3/player 100% Cash Prizes $$$ Matching $100 Matching Matching

$$$

$$$ $$$ $35 Matching $$$ $$$ $2/player

TIME 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 4:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 7:30PM 7:15PM Call 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM 5:30PM 8:00PM Noon 4:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 3:15PM 1:00PM 5:00PM NOON 7:30PM 5:00PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 6:00PM 4:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:30PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 8:30PM 1:00PM 8:30PM 2:00PM

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

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2002 Tournament Schedule

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Feb 16th & 17th: “B” Class 9-Ball Field of 32 - Entry $40 - Race to 7

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March 9th & 10th: 5th Annual Mixed Scotch Doubles

8-Ball - 32 Teams - Entry $40 - Race to 5

$750 ADDED

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Q Street (continued from page 15)

Final Results: 1st $2,175 2nd $1,289 3rd $ 776 4th $ 535 5/6 $ 368 7/8 $ 254 9/12 $ 175

Danny Medina, Glenn Atwell, John Doherty, Nick Spano

Bryce, Tony and Amar (three young buddies who frequently travel together), Amar was the only one to get too far, but was ultimately stopped in 5th place by Glenn Atwell. Local favorite Atwell, winner of the last QStreet tournament definitely had the crowd on his side. However, when it came to the fourth place position, Glenn would square off against John Doherty, better known as JD from Seattle. JD is such a gentleman it is always difficult to root against a competitor with such class. Atwell, also a gracious sportsman, did what he does so well and plugged on through in a hill-hill sweat fest advancing to play for 3rd. Nick Spano was ready and waiting. The match between Spano and Atwell was crisp and clean. One shooter had a slow, rhythmic style, while the other played with a faster, simpler style. The set seemed to go quick with Atwell landing on top earning the privilege to face Medina in the finals. Atwell was in no shape to face the fresh and sporty Medina. After his long and grueling trip through the loser’s bracket, Medina made mincemeat out of Atwell finishing him off in one quick set. Gracious hosts and owners of Q-Street Billiards, Jeff and Kim Mishler, and Dennis and Sharon Blackwell, worked around the clock taking care of minor crisis’s all of us knew nothing about, as is often the case when a room hosts an event of this magnitude. I think I can safely speak for most every player in Oregon and Washington in saying how happy we are to welcome Q-Street Billiards to Oregon.

December 2001

$1,200 $ 600 $ 400 $ 295 $ 90 $ 50 $ 20

Danny Medina Glenn Atwell Nick Spano John Doherty Todd Marsh, Omar King Mike Zimmerman, Brad Gowin Pat Mowdy, Rick Hodge, Paul Marquez, Russell Cearly 13/16 $ 121 Ron Chavez, Bryce Avilla, John Schmidt, Justin Lilje 17/24 $ 83 James Bartlet, Bill Rosenbury, Pon Kanlaya, Tim Tweedel, Nelson Iriarte, Steve Lingelbach, David Butler, Mike Stevens Women’s Calcutta High Fininshers: 1st $ 125 Linda Carter 2nd $ 45 Jo Woodward, Julie Burney

Hard Times Billiards of Sacramento Presents

OPEN 24 HOURS EVERYDAY

OPEN 24 HOURS EVERYDAY DECEMBER 11TH TUESDAY OPEN ONE-POCKET

$3,000 ADDED MONEY GUARANTEED!!! + TROPHIES

ENTRY FEE $75.00 RACE TO 3 DOUBLE ELIMINATION PLAYERS MEETING TUESDAY DEC 11TH 12 NOON

$1,000 BONUS FOR WINNING BOTH EVENTS Sponsored by: CAPITOL BILLIARDS OF SACRAMENTO

DECEMBER 14TH FRIDAY OPEN 9-BALL

$6,000 ADDED MONEY GUARANTEED!!! + TROPHIES

ENTRY FEE $100.00 RACE TO 9 DOUBLE ELIMINATION PLAYERS MEETING DEC 13TH THURSDAY AT 8PM PLAYERS AUCTION & MINI TOURNAMENTS TO FOLLOW TOURNAMENT STARTS DEC 14TH FRIDAY AT NOON

CUE RAFFLES DAILY

DECEMBER 15TH-16TH SAT & SUN WOMEN’S 9-BALL

$1,000 ADDED MONEY GUARANTEED!!!

Sponsored by: CAPITOL BILLIARDS OF SACRAMENTO ENTRY FEE $45.00 TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Julie Hunter (775) 882-5997 and Jay Helfert (310) 452-9517

CAPITOL BILLIARDS IS ALSO RAFFLING OFF A BRUNSWICK 4 x 8 TABLE THE BRADFORD TABLE IS ON DISPLAY AT HARD TIMES BILLIARDS SEND ENTRY FEES EARLY TO: Hard Times Billiards Attn: Winter Jamboree 5536 Garfield Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841 Make checks payable to: Hard Times Billiards

Please specify either One-Pocket, 9-Ball, both events or Women’s 9-Ball

Any players with special scheduling needs please contact Tournament Director Jay Helfert in advance at (310) 452-9517 Any questions please contact tournament director Jay Helfert or Hard Times Billiards at (916) 332-8798 or (916) 332-8793

COME EARLY MINI TOURNAMENTS

MONDAY NIGHT DEC 10TH & THURSDAY NIGHT DEC 13TH HARD TIMES BILLIARDS WILL ADD MONEY TO MINI TOURNAMENTS

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The Break December Issue 2001  

Archived issue from December 2001

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