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players. Top-level players from all over the Northwest came to Seattle to join the action. Jillian’s added $1500 to the pot, creating a total cash pot of $3,090 to pay out. On Saturday, play began at noon, on the upstairs, back ten tables. A short race to five made all the

By: Tiffany Taylor

Seattle, WA On Nov 2nd and 3rd, Jillian’s had their first major tournament since the WPBA toured through the mid 90’s. Jillian’s was proud to hold an open 9ball tournament, with a successful turn out of 53

(Jillians continued on page 25)

From Canada to California, pool players across the country packed their bags and met in Las Vegas on October 23rd, for the first TAP Nationals Tournament. 35 teams, all of them ready to win, met at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino for the pre-game party that started the 4-day event. TAP President Lloyd Schonter expects that, with the recent surge in the league’s growth, next (continued page 15)

This is a review on Poolhall Junkies that I saw in October 2002. ------Don “Cheese” Akerlow, Publisher “The Break”

Rickie Schroeder, Chazz Palmenteri, Christopher Walken and Mars Callahan all give strong performances. Johnny has a game that nobody else has seen. He has the ability to be the best, but can he step up and step out and play the kind of pool he wants to play? He just wants to play pool. That’s what he does. The action is at Hard Times -- table four. Will the big time action bring the dog out in Johnny? There’s great shots, great banks, with moral values and character. Can he be the best? Rack’em up let’s shoot it all! As good as The Hustler and better than The Color of Money. If you see but one movie this year make sure it’s Poolhall Junkies. It’s worth every penny. It’ll make you wanna go play.

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Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his mentor and “trainer” Joe (Chazz Palminteri), a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny

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The Movie is Here Poolhall Junkies (l to r) Christopher Walken, Mars Callahan, Rickie Schroeder, Chazz Palmenteri

plays,is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe, which leads to only one thing - violence. Joe is beaten up by some of Johnny’s buddies as a sign to leave him alone, and with this final act of freedom, Johnny leaves the world of poolsharking. After an ultimatum from his girlfriend Tara (Alison Eastwood), Johnny finally commits to a “real” job in the construction business, but is soon miserable there. He finds himself spending most of his time with his younger brother Danny (Michael Rosenbaum) who it seems is following in his footsteps on the road to a life Johnny left when he broke from Joe. As for Joe, he is bent on revenge for the beating

he took, and soon he has a new protégé Brad (Rick Schroder) who is just as good if not better than Johnny. And he’s got his eye on Johnny’s brother. The two play a high-stakes game of pool which ends in a huge debt owed to Joe and soon Johnny finds that his brother is in jail for trying to steal the money he owes. The only way out for Johnny is to play Brad, which results in a “race to nine” showdown that pits two of the greatest players against each other for large sums of money, and Johnny and Danny’s lives. In theaters either January or February, 2003 International Sales: Vortex Pictures Genre: Drama Executive Producer: Norm Waitt and Paul Brooks Producers: Tucker Tooley, Vincent Newman, and Karen Beninati Director: Mars Callahan Writers: Mars Callahan and Chris Corso Cast: Chazz Palminteri, Rick Schroder, Rod Steiger, Michael Rosenbaum, Mars Callahan, Alison Eastwood, and Christopher Walken This film is not yet rated. (Reviews continued on page 17)


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U.S. Open Pay-Per-View Exceeds Expectations from: Barney dePenaloza

ST. LOUIS, MO (November 12, 2002) – The results of the billiard industry’s first ever pay-per-view event have exceeded the expectations of satellite distributor DISH Network and cable service pay-per-view provider iN Demand. Although the final numbers for the 2002 U. S. Open 9-Ball Championship are still being tabulated, initial system reports reveal a buy rate that warrants future billiard programming on the pay-per-view platform. “It’s all good news,” says Rob Sykora, president of Billiard Club network, the event’s executive production and distribution company. “Our projected numbers were right on with the results of the pay-per-view and our partners DISH Network and iN Demand are asking us for future events to market to their collective audience of over 56 million households.” Preliminary reports for the U.S. audience indicate total television viewers of 6,000 to 8,000 for the live event. BCn and production partner Accu-Stats Video edited 12 onehour highlight programs plus the finals for international broadcast. “Our international distribution gives us up to fifteen hours of broadcast time into an additional 3 million households in the Philippines, Thailand, Poland and

the United Arab Emirates, with other markets still pending,” reported Sykora. “For the first time out, the event as a whole was a success for all involved including the players, the promoter and the sponsors.” “Producing the live event opened many doors and created additional opportunities for our partnership group to emerge as a key player in the production and distribution of billiard sports programming,” said Pat Fleming, president Accu-Stats. “And this worldwide distribution is great exposure for the U. S. Open as a premier professional pool event.” The one-hour highlight programs can also be seen in BCn affiliate clubs nationwide on Billiard Club television. BCtv is the in-house video entertainment show produced by BCn exclusively for the network of affiliate locations. BCtv is sponsored in part by Accu-Stats, the American Poolplayers Association, Aramith Belgian Billiard Balls, Billiards.com, Billiards Digest, Iwan Simonis, and Matchroom Sport. For more information call toll free 1-866-774-8770 or visit www.billiardclubtv.com.

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by: Andrew Monstis, Portland, Oregon

I read the opinion in the last “On The Break” From Jeff Boucher. I had the privilege of meeting Jeff in North Dakota a couple of years back. He’s one great player. His experience is right on. What prompted me to write on this subject was Jeff’s article but also one night this guy curious about pool asked me where he might go to watch good players in a tournament, a delight for him. This guy used to play and wanted to get back in to it. Pretty neat I thought until I had to send him some place to watch. I couldn’t recommend Andrew Monstis one place. I couldn’t send him to watch a “B” tournament, which excluded any top players. That night that’s all that was happening. If I sent him to one he would have thought I sent him on a wild goose chase or didn’t know what I was talking about. In fact I could not send him to a weekly showcase type tournament until days later on a Saturday morning or Sunday early evening, or too another metropolitan area 250 miles away. When I started playing the weekly tournaments it was fun to go to all of them that I could go to. No restricted type tournaments at all. Anyone could play. Playing against the top players was a treat. You could challenge your self every night of the week without putting up $50 or $100 to gamble with them. Getting to play top players was the only complaint 15 years ago because you would have to gamble with them to play them. (Now people shy away from a $5 dollar entry to play top players) The sport was thriving. It took me awhile before I could compete with ‘A’ players. In one prestigious weekly tournament in the early 80’s it took me over 50 consecutive entries (every week for one year) before I broke though and won. In regional tournaments it took me 16 tries at $35-$50 entries before I got into the money and longer to play a championship match. Years back you did not hear complaining about the top players. I know it is tough to play “A” players and playing better players has problems if you let it get in the way. I didn’t let it get in the way and paid my dues and took my licks. I am better off as a pool player for it now. In twenty plus years I have seen the bar of excellence has lowered in our area. There sure seems to have been more great players playing regularly

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BREAKTHROUGH A Short Story by: Dean Shane Cassem

About the Author Dean Shane Cassem

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

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Champion and Runner-up to Compete in 2003 U.S Open. From: Jason Bowman, Public Relations Manager. LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (November 21, 2002) - James Henson of Alexandria, Va., is this year’s U.S. Amateur Champion after defeating Scott Tollefson of Arvada, Colo., 11-4 in the finals Sunday, Nov 3. The 2002 U.S. Amateur Championship, produced and conducted by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), was held at Champion Billiards in Laurel, Md., Nov. 1-3. Henson, who finished as the Runner-up in 2001, will James Henson now move on to compete in the 2003 U.S. Open Pro event. “It feels great to win such a prestigious event. I came up just short last year, so this year I was even more determined to win it all. Now I’ll have to start focusing on the U.S. Open,” said Henson. Henson, who was undefeated in the 128-field, double elimination tournament, competed with the nation’s most highly skilled amateur players who were all vying for the U.S. Amateur title. As Champion, Henson will return next year to defend his coveted title. Tollefson finished as the Runner-up and will join Henson to participate in the U.S. Open Pro event next September. “I’m really exciting about competing in the U.S. Open, it’ll be my first pro event,” said Tollefson. Finishing in 3rd Place was Joe Cutler of Bay Shore, N.Y. In 4th Place was Fred Wenker of Baltimore. Defending Champion Robert Hall of Birmingham, Ala., finished in a two-way tie for 5th Place with Scott Pardo of West Monroe, La. The U.S. Amateur Championship is a double elimination tournament that offers the nation’s top amateur players the opportunity to showcase their skills through a combination of 8-Ball and 9-Ball matches in a race-to-7 format, in the only APA event that does not use The Equalizer® handicap system. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. More than 200,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA National Championships are played on the Diamond Smart Table, the official table of the APA. Simonis 860 billiard cloth, the official cloth of the APA, and Super Aramith billiard balls, the official billiard balls of the APA, are both used in conjunction with the Diamond Smart Table. The Sardo Tight Rack is the official rack of the APA National Championships. The Billiard Club network (BCn) is also an official sponsor of the APA, and features APA League and National Championship coverage in their programming. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. One of the keys to the success of the APA league, administered by local League Operators, is The Equalizer*, the handicap and scoring system that makes it possible for men and women of different playing abilities-especially beginners-to compete on an equal basis, much like they do in golf and bowling. The APA produces three major tournaments each year-the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship-that, together, pay out more than $1 Million in cash and prizes annually! For more information about the APA, it’s amateur leagues and championships, visit the official APA Web site at poolplayers.com or call 800-3-RACK-EM. OTB

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Focus totally on your game. Everything else shouldn’t matter. Play the table not the player. Distractions, noises, loud music shouldn’t affect you. It’s like they are not even there. Time will stand still while you are in total concentration. Concentrating totally while playing pool should be second only to dead stroke, although playing with concentration is easier to achieve. With total concentration your game can go to a new level with consistency and performance, then reaching dead stroke, it’s like a walk in the park. For those of you who have not reached dead stroke, it is playing unconsciously. All the knowledge that you have learned about pool, whether it is banks, English or shot making, is executed correctly. You reach a new level of performance. It’s one of the best feelings that you can achieve while playing pool.

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Results of the Women’s 8-Ball Tournament October 26, 2002 1st Melinda Hoffman, Cedro Wooley 2nd Johnnie Harris, Veradale

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All 9-Ball events are played on 4.5 x 9 Gold Crown III’s. All 8-Ball events are played on 4 x 8 Olhuasen’s. Questions about any event contact Clay Skidmore at McQ’s (509) 891-8357. Send entries to: McQ’s Billiards, 9614 E Sprague, Spokane, WA 99206

Spokane, Washington On the weekend of November 9-10 McQ’s Billiards hosted another class “B” 9-ball tournament. The event was an easy sellout and many found themselves on the outside looking in because they waited too long to pay. Remember these are very popular events and the best way to make sure you play is to pay in advance. The tournament attracted 64 players and it took a long day Saturday to dwindle the field to 16. The players loved the idea of the early pay out. All 16 players that remained for Sunday were paid last place money Saturday night. For those players that were a little short on cash they loved this idea. And from a business stand point it also makes “cents”. Stacy Mallott finally broke the door down and got a long awaited class “B” win. Having been the favorite in many tournaments before I was extremely happy to see him win. After coming close in the past people always questioned me on allowing him to play. But I never thought it would be fair to take it away from him because he got close. Good job Stacy, you worked hard and got there. Stacy opened his play with a first round win over Russ Hoyt 7-3. He then went on to defeat Harold Smith 7-2, Tony Etchechoury 7-4, and Yo Jones 7-2. He then suffered his first and only loss over the weekend at the hands, or should I say cue, of Joe Horner 4-7. Sent to the “B” side he went on to stop Ed Hobb’s 7 match win streak 7-2. And Tim Guimerez’s 8 match win streak 7-2. With only Harold Prine in his way he gutted out a 7-6 win to get the rematch with Joe Horner. Once he got to the finals Stacy played great winning both matches 7-2 and 7-0. Thanks again to all that played and we will see you soon. 1st $700 Stacy Mallott + side pot $320 nd 2 $525 Joe Horner 3 rd $375 Harold Prine 4 th $250 Tim Guimerez th 5 $180 Ed Hobbs, Brett Ecstrom 7 th $125 Ben Flores, Scott Chandler 9 th $70 Taylor Ingram, Yo Jones, Brett Seyler, Lyle Red Thunder 13th $40 Mike Gordon, Mike Kurtz, OTB Tony Etchechoury, Dan Coffman

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This tournament was played October 19, 2002 at the Eagles Club #326 in downtown Bozeman, Montana. 1st $180 Leland Flint/Candice Kamps Three Forks/Belgrade This team came all the way through the losers bracket to win it all. 2 nd $120 Kellie / John Billings Sorry I forgot Kellie’s last name and didn’t write John’s last name down. $80 Mike Stepic / Susie McRae Bozeman 3 rd th OTB 4 $40 Jerry Crider / Shelly Mitchell Helena


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Spirit of Christmas By now, & every year at this time, our thoughts have turned to what gifts we are going to give to our loved ones; we even, perhaps, have already thought about the little office exchanges that are traditional in many places. In the crush and bustle of shopping now, it is so easy to lose sight of all those who cannot participate or can barely cover small simple things for their children. You know – the working poor among us, who, try as they might, can barely make ends meet, with nothing left over. Poolplayers are, by nature, a pretty generous & good-hearted group of people. We give time, knowledge, sometimes money, sometimes a place to stay and sometimes some of the equipment we have tired of or moved on from. In Helena, that generosity manifests each year in a great turnout (& it is growing!) for the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots pool tournament. The entry fees, the raffle proceeds and ½ of the 50-50 drawing all go to that cause. It is a really fun day and it makes us all happy to be able to donate to a wonderful cause and be able to play pool, too! This year, the tournament is being held December 14, at the Valley Hub here in Helena, who has been a generous sponsor. One great way to brighten someone’s Christmas! I have worked with several groups of individuals who annually “adopt a family”. Local Human Services agencies are contacted for the ages, sizes and gender of the family members. The workgroups all pitch in to their ability and provide toys, clothing, food for the children & parents. The day of wrapping everything up is always such a fun day! The entire process is done anonymously. The group requesting sizes, etc, never know the names of the families/members. Those receiving never know who wanted to share the spirit of giving with them, encompassing the truest spirit of giving without worries about too little, too much, not just right – anything we can do will be appreciated. For at least this one day, we can help someone shouldering a burden too big for them. This year, our local poolplayers’ generosity is enfolding 2 families with small children. Can you imagine how many families could have a Christmas if all of us poolplayers gave just 1 gift each through this type of process? The cost of 1 night of league play. Wow. Well, I wish you the Spirit of love, and the joy of simple things.

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November 16, 2002 1st 2 nd 3 rd

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Eugene, Oregon 9-Ball Results

1st place went to Q Street Six: Doug Troup, Steve Richmond, Max Mauerer 1st Q Street One: Randy Rothrock, Dennis Blackwell, Bob Powell 2nd Q Street Sharpshooters: Phyllis Laderer, Jackie Fitchner, Diane Krause, Jay Krause, Leif O’Neal 2nd Alibi Misspent Youth: Ken Welch, Bill Harrison, Tony Bloom. We had a great 9-Ball league this year. Played 18 weeks and we were all ready for the Oregon State Tournament. We will start 8-Ball Nov 11 with 25 teams. Our league grows more each year. Looking forward to the 8-Ball state tournament in Feb at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. OTB See you there, Georgia Cassle League Operator.

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December 2002

Atwell Dominates at Maltese

by: Rob Cameron

The Maltese Bar & Grill in Kelso, WA hosted their second intense desire and ability to focus. Bill played perfect pool Open 9 Ball Tournament of the year on November 16th & to jump out to a 5-0 lead. In the sixth rack it looked as if 17th. The field of 66 players he would continue the run is a testament to the and make it 6-0, but Maltese excellent location hooked himself on the 6in the I-5 corridor, one mile ball. Martinez would win from exit 38. Top players the rack but Bill’s huge from Oregon, Washington lead would prove to be too and Canada came to much to overcome as he compete on the 4’ x 8’ won 8-6. Valley tables for the top On Saturday, it looked like prize of $1000.00. it would be all Rafael With the help of Mike Martinez as he lost only McEwen, Tournament one game in three Directors Rob Cameron matches. His wins in front and Ivan Doty kept play of a packed house were (l to r) Bruce Birchfield (owner Maltese), Pon Kanlaya, Glenn Atwell moving in the double 7-0 over Tony Newman, 7elimination tournament with Saturday races to 7 and the 1 Over Bob Foutch and 7-0 over Kris Iverson. In the match money round races on Sunday to 8. with Kris, Rafael broke and ran the first four racks. In the Glenn Atwell proved again that his deliberate, methodical fifth rack he made four balls on the break including the 1 style makes him one of the top players in the Northwest ball and 2 ball, but hung the 3 ball on a backwards cut. as he DOMINATED play in the $1000.00 added Kris was unable to complete the rack and Rafael finished tournament. While playing on tables newly covered with the set. It took ten minutes to play the entire set. Granito Tournament 2000 cloth, Glenn dispatched all Defending champion Mike Vidas finished tied for 7/8th challengers including wins on Sunday over Bob Ohashi place after losing to his traveling partner Woody Nielsen 8-3, Rick Hodge 8-2, Bill Rosenberry 8-4 for the point on Sunday 6-8. Nielsen finished tied for 5/6th. and Pon Kanlaya 13-6 in the championship. In the With five women in the draw, owner Bruce Birchfield made championship set, Pon took an early lead 2-0 before a surprise announcement Saturday afternoon that he Glenn put him away, winning 13 of the next 17 games. would add $100.00 to the top woman player. Hsin Huang, The quality of the field was evident in the second round recently from Taipei, not only collected the $100.00, but when the upper half of the 64 person bracket had these also collected $50.00 for finishing tied for 13th-16th. After match ups; Stan Tourangeau versus Pat Schumacher, losing her first match to John Ward 6-7, she reeled off Ivan Doty versus Mike Braun, Marlon Oliveros versus four straight wins against Lee Wright, Max Sena, Justin Kris Iverson, Rafael Martinez versus Bob Foutch, Frank Lilje and Kris Iverson. Congratulations go to Bruce Birchfield for his attention to Martin versus Bill Rosenberry, Raul Abenajour versus detail in making the Maltese an excellent place to play John Ward, Dave Reavis versus Tony Balzer and tournament pool. Along with the new cloth and the added defending champion Mike Vidas versus Mike Jensen. The prize money, he also provided brand new balls and coffee play through the draw in the upper bracket may have for the players. Glenn Atwell was one of many players proved to be too much of a grind on the competitors as who complimented Bruce when he said “I wish … had both Glenn and Pon advanced from the lower half of the equipment like this to play on!” bracket. Thanks to Bruce and his staff for hosting the tournaments Pon Kanlaya displayed amazing stamina in the for us. We are looking forward to the next one. Also, a tournament. He was sent to the one loss side of the rd th special thanks to Mike McEwen and his helper, The Abracket by Rick Hodge in the 3 round. He played his 5 Man. and last match Saturday night at about midnight only to The payout on the $4300.00 purse was as follows: return Sunday morning for a 10:00 AM match, the first of 1st seven on the day. In perhaps the best game of the $1000 Glenn Atwell 2 nd $ 700 Pon Kanlaya tournament, with the score tied 7-7 against the formidable Rafael Martinez, Pon faced a near impossible cut on 3 rd $ 500 Bill Rosenberry th 4 $ 350 Rafael Martinez the 2-ball. With poise and concentration, Pon cut the 25/6 $ 275 Rick Hodge, Woody Nielsen ball in only to face a cross corner bank on the 3-ball. 7/8 $ 200 Dave Reavis, Mike Vidas The 3-ball went into the center of the pocket and Pon 9/12 $ 125 Ivan Doty, Stan Tourangeau, continued to run the rack to end Rafael’s tournament run in 4th place. Pon dispatched six opponents Sunday Bob Ohashi, Mike Braun including wins over Kevin Fong 8-3, Stan Tourangeau 813/16 $ 50 Kevin Fong, Raul Abenajour 6, Dave Reavis 8-4, Rick Hodge 8-6, Rafael Martinez 8Hsin Huang, Bob Olson 7 and Bill Rosenberry 8-6. Top Woman Hsin Huang $100.00 For Rosenberry, his match with Rafael Martinez to get to the point match, was evidence of his straight shooting, OTB

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By: Lawrence Cole

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We held a 9 ball race to 5 winners and race to 3 losers tournament on Saturday, November 16. There were 24 entries. Ten places were paid and a $50 prize to the top female. 1st went to Carl Spencer $160, 2nd to Greg Christensen $120, 3rd to Mark Searcy $80, 4th to Lonnie Jennings $40. 5th thru 8th paid $35 and were: Lono Kaii, Preston Borden, Ton Jackson and Dean Jacobs. 9th and 10th paid $25 and were Dawn Williams and Dave Waters. This was held at City Slicker’s and The Boss’s Office with the finals at Slicker’s. Finals were a race to five in both brackets. At this time we are planning to hold another 9 ball tournament on January 11th with the exact same format as this one. As soon as we decide on what to name the tourney I will let you know.

On February 15th, 2003 we will hold our 7th annual mixed scotch doubles, nine ball Sweethearts Tournament. This is a race to 5. It is held at City Slicker’s. Sign up for this tournament is at 10 am the day of the tournament and starts at 12 noon.Entry fee is $17.50 per stick which includes a $2.50 greens fee. Sponsor fee is $25.00 so the total for the tourney is $60 per couple. 1st place receives a jacket for each player, a trophy and cash. 2nd and 3rd receive a trophy and cash. You may reserve your spot ahead of time by calling me Glenda Kessell at 541-923-2231, Karen at 541-9231054 or City Slicker’s 541-5483731. We also plan to do an eight ball tournament some time around the middle of March and will let you know about that as soon as we finalize the plans. Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks

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From The Work Bench by: Pat Sheehan

Send your questions to poolclass@webtv.net The Pool Whisperer . . . Lance McGill THE THREE MOTIVATIONS See article on page 14

Last month when Cheese came to visit my shop he saw us working some miracles with cue tips and his curiosity got the best of him. He made the mistake of asking me a question and had to go through my full speal on tipping a cue stick. He asked me to tell you all about it. I started tipping cues for my Dad, Joe Sheehan when I was ten years old, some fiftyfour years ago. Dad started tipping cues at Pat Sheehan the Brunswick Chicago office in 1918, (hundreds of cues every day) and he hated it. It became my job. 25¢ for a tip only, 50¢ for point and tip and 75¢ with a buck horn ferrell. I did about 20 cues a week and in 1948 that was a lot of money for a fifth grader. Dad had shown me all he knew and I finished up with a very good-looking tip. In those days the tips were shaped like a gum drop and you had to beat them with a hammer to get them to the right size, glue them on, trim them, shape them and burnish the sides with a leather burnisher. The big problem was the glue. The adhesives were not able to withstand the shock that a tip gets. I started with the Hyde glue that you heated in a double boiler. If you tipped cues all day long every day it was great. But I only worked on cues on the weekend. You had to wait a long time for the glue to heat and then it would mildew after two weeks and you had to start over mixing and boiling. Then we started using Lepage’s Mucilage glue, easy, but one out of five fell off after one week in play. When the cues come back for retipping there was no leather stuck to the point. Bad sign. Brunswick’s Ku glue was my next try. It was a little better, one in ten after one week and one in five came back with some leather and one in ten with a tip worn down to the point itself. I tipped all of Willie Mosconi’s shafts when he came to Portland. He was very fussy about how it was done and I learned a lot from him. Jimmy Caras showed me that a few holes in the tip and point would give the glue a better chance to penetrate and built a greater surface of glue. Brunswick discontinued Ku glue and we were back to square one, Elmer’s glue, Tight bond, Contact cement, none of them worked as well. Eastman Kodak came up with a glue for the military to glue circuit boards that broke, back together. A little tube cost Uncle Sam $90. It was the best thing to come along but besides tips it stuck fingers to tips and fingers to fingers. It was also hard to get. Since we covered all of the pool tables on all of the military bases, sometimes I could talk one of the Electronic Repair people out of a used tube. Shortly, it came out on the market under many various names but it was a Super Glue. Those that were available didn’t work the same. I found the fit had to be perfect and that wasn’t always the case with a cue tip. I finally found a glue made by a company called Satalite City. Next issue “How the Magic Works” (see Ad page 17) OTB

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Sunday night in front of a great crowd and live on television, sixty five year old Raymond Ceulemans again showed that he is the best billiard player ever. He had to come back from a one set deficit against strong Colombian player Jaime Bedoya who had a ten points rally in the first set. Mr. Ceulemans had a 3.0000 average in the last two sets to overcome the Colombian Veteran two sets to one. On the other table, number two ranked player in the World Semih Sayginer beat Dutchman and team mate Clemie van Wanrooij in two sets, to setup the final match against the master. The final match was all Sayginer Raymond Ceulemans in the first two sets as he took the lead in the best out of five sets match with 15-4 and 15-6 scores. Ceulemans, having the Aruban crowd on his side, came back with a 12 points rally to break his own 11 points record set on Friday and winning three straight sets 15-4, 15-8 and 15-5. It was a great tournament in front of a knowledgeable crowd. For more than an hour after the final match, the players showed trick shots and gave tips to all present. The highlight during the trick shots was Semih Sayginer and Luis Aveiga from Ecuador who said in his interview that the only winner was the crowd who could enjoy “El Maestro de los Maestros” still at his peak. Next year, the organizers are thinking of a sixteen player field from four continents.

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The Pool Whisperer . . . . . Lance McGill The Three Motivations

Settle in, cause I’m gonna’ get right to the thing.  L a s t month’s article has gotten many kinds of responses.  Most of them are from people wanting to learn more about me and about pool.  Those people and myself are gettin’ it done.  Others are having a different response, and I have a paragraph of text especially for you.   Listen......no one that is miserable about the article has contacted me.  No one has asked me what I think in regards to what was said.  One young man went so far as to say to Jay, ”I bet you’re sorry you said those things about Lance, huh?”   He remains anonymous in this writing and he’s the perfect example of what I want to illustrate.  He came to my school with a friend.  He left and told everyone that I refused to teach him.  He never asked me if I would, all that he was interested in was having me show him how well I play.   He came here because two different people told him stories of how many racks I had run for them during a class. One in 9-ball and the other story in  1pocket.   So now he has even more info and becomes even more negative?  I don’t make sales calls

with my skill and every student I have I completely enjoy. I intend to maintain that standard for myself and the people that workout here. There is a lot of negativity around this and no one is coming directly to me. (There are even parts of the negativity that I’m fully responsible for and I’d like to tell you about that all you gotta do is come and ask.)  I’m hearing second hand about how I can’t play, and action, and ...takin’ me up on it, and on and on.   One man is skilled enough and has enough seasoning to offer a closeddoor session.   Now, that guy knows some stuff!   Do any of you know about the old thunderbird car with the “suicide doors?”  That’s the kind of doors I put on the school.  Suicide doors  even if that chaps your hide you gotta admit it’s funny.    So for you new people that are not coming here to learn because you’re hearing all of the nonsense. Come and ask me.  I’ll tell you what part is true and what isn’t.  I don’t run the ad in ON THE BREAK so that it’d be more difficult to find me.  What I will say about it herein is simply this.  None of them said that I’m “The best player that you have ever seen.”  They said that “They” have ever seen.  Beyond this I have no intention of discussing with you what someone else thinks.     I’m

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not an angry man and you don’t have to agree with me to be at the school.  My school is an open forum for thought.  Over the next few months I am going to tell you how I got such an extraordinary level of skill.   It is not a pretty story and I am certain that you would not exchange your present level of skill for what I have lived. Before we get to the exciting part of this let me first give you the promised high english or follow information.  For the basics you can go to any book. Follow is the easiest stroke to learn because it’s what the cue ball would do naturally if left alone. (But we don’t leave it alone do we?) for those of you that are new to pool all you need to get an understanding of is the importance of adjusting for english in your bridge hand instead of raising or lowering the butt end of the cue stick. Most raise the bridge so that the cue tip is above the center of the cue ball.  (This takes the palm and meat of their hand off of the table.) Once you’re skilled, that will work fine.  While you’re new, learn to get low or high english from you bridge hand as it rests flat on the table. For the rest of you world-beaters, here’s the high top technique for the month.  Place an object ball approximately 1 and 1/2  ball widths from the long rail and halfway

between the corner pocket and the first diamond.  Cue ball placement is as follows: line your cue stick up with the object ball and the first diamond past the opposite side pocket-place your cue ball along that line a distance from the rail that you are comfortable using FLAT rail bridge. Now use high right or left English and be generous with the speed that you choose.  Either right away or within a few “feel” strokes you’ll find the cue ball taking on the same effect that we would want with draw - except that we don’t have to risk the miscue that often comes with long draw shots!   As you begin to master this shot begin moving the object ball further from the rail. Then blend that with moving the cue ball up and down the rail.  In going up the rail you’ll find this stroke more difficult and down the rail it’ll be easier.  It is possible to use this technique with the cue ball as far up the rail as you want to go. Technically we are not using follow, we’re using spin and a perfect amount of follow and speed.  The shot seems to work best at a touch above center.  And even if you use low, you’ll need so much less low, that miscues will become nearly nonexistent on this type of shot.  In (The Pool Whisperer continued page 23)


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Washington State TAP Players Bring Home National Title

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year’s attendance will triple. Any pool player who plays league understands the excitement and tension of a national competitionit’s the golden ring, the reward at the end of a year’s play. Washington State was represented by 4 teams, all of them skilled, competitive players, who had already taken top honors in their regional Titleholders Tournaments. True to form, all the players represented their state with excellence, bringing their best to the tables, and all finished in the top ten. Congratulations are in order for all the teams- Wassup, of Jack’s

(l to r) Jacob Crawford, Erin Johnson, Butch Flegal, Jeremy Downing, Creigh Dumo (center) Billy Barrows, Jim Reich, Kevin Rife, Lloyd Schonter (TAP President)

Tavern in Auburn, Goldie’s Motown of Goldie’s Shorewood in Seattle, and the Brickyard Players from Federal Way. And especially to Medieval, Jack’s Tavern, who rocked Las Vegas and brought the 1st place National Title home. Billy Barrows, Butch Flegal, Jim Reich, Kevin Rife, Erin Johnson, Jeremy Downing, Jacob Crawford and Creigh Dumo are a good and

well-rounded team, with enthusiasm to spare. They managed to stay in the winners bracket until Saturday morning,

when they went up a Boston area team, Expo Bound, who moved them into the losers bracket.

Undaunted, and with spirit, the team continued winning, confident that they would come back. It was late Saturday night when they met the Massachusetts team again, this time in the fight for the first prize position. It was truly an East/West showdown, and despite the late hours, teams from California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington rallied around Medieval, cheering them on until the final match. “One of the best matches I’ve ever watched,” remarked one player. “A hill-hill match, and both teams giving it all they had.” In the end, it was Billy Barrows of Medieval who shot the winning eight ball for the national title, $10,000.00 in cash, and lifetime bragging rights. In addition, the singles tournaments also saw Washington state victories- Butch Flegal took first, in the singles tournament for 2, 3 &4 rated players, Bill Waldo took second, and second place in the 5, 6, and 7s race went to Rauol Abenojar. Thanks to all the Washington TAP players who have made this a league to be proud of. You’re all winners. See you in Vegas, 2003!

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2002 NWPA Awards Banquet With its inaugural season coming to a close, the Northwest Women’s Pool Association (NWPA) along with The Breaking Point in Lynnwood, WA hosted its first annual Awards Banquet, Saturday evening, October 12. Jonathon Denning, owner of The Breaking Point, opened his expansive restaurant and bar area to accommodate the banquet and awards ceremony Saturday evening. Delicious food for the banquet was graciously provided by NWPA Bronze Level sponsor, Entrées Inc.,

makers of Banzai Sushi and Asian Style entrees. Vic Valdez, Chairperson of the NWPA board, opened the ceremonies by thanking all players who participated in NWPA events this year, proving that “women’s pool is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.” After an

introduction of the board members, the a w a r d s ceremony commenced. To u r n a m e n t Director, Ted Woodward, and Assistant to the To u r n a m e n t Director, Dan Coffman, were recognized for their hard work that has proven indispensable to NWPA events. Ted Woodward consistently travels for entire weekends with the tour in order to officiate each NWPA event. As the NWPA’s first non-industry sponsor, Henderson Mar of Entrées Inc., received a plaque honoring his generous contributions to the organization. Entrées Inc. is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the NWPA, donating meeting space, equipment, supplies and banquet food to the NWPA. Because the final point standings for Dan Coffman, Mary Hopkin

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Northwest Pool Players give thumbs up There were four private showings of Poolhall Junkies, these are the reviews from the Northwest Pool players that saw the movie, courtesy of “The Break” for more info go to www.OnTheBreakNews.com Brad Gowin, Portland, OR: “Poolhall Junkies is better than The Color of Money, the plot was alive with believable action and characters. Although the ending was abrupt, it left itself open for a follow up. I would recommend this movie.” Darin Walding, Portland, OR: “Poolhall Junkies is as good as The Hustler and The Color of Money. What I liked most about the movie was the rhythm of the film, the acting and the overall genre. I thought it was a strong overall film. It would keep those in the pool world on the edge of their seat. I would recommend this movie.” Lance McGill, Portland, OR: “Poolhall Junkies is as good as The Color of Money. The movie was either written by the real thing or care and time was put into research. I enjoyed the movie and would easily recommend it.” Jane Bartram-Plant, Belgrade, MT: “I think Poolhall Junkies is better than The Hustler and The Color of Money. The parts I like most about the movie were the hustles, the drink hustle, the boots, and the final game. I really liked the way they sped up the shots and showed the whole games. I think they did a great job casting, kept it funny and interesting. I could watch it again … right now and would recommend the movie.” Dan Hamper, Helena, MT: “Poolhall Junkies is better than The Color of Money. The movie kept you off kilter not knowing where it was going, then understand why. The movie was better than I thought it would be. Good job. I would recommend this movie.” Jeff Boucher, Helena, MT: “I think Poolhall Junkies is as good as The Hustler. It had a good storyline, stuck with the plot well. Walken and Palminteri play very good parts, to the hilt. I would recommend the movie.” Dan Louie, Seattle, WA: “I rated Poolhall Junkies better than The Color of Money. I thought the movie was great and I feel that it will do well in the theaters.

Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth, Renton, WA: “I thought Poolhall Junkies was as good as The Color of Money and showed good values about life. I would recommend this movie.” Charlie Aylesworth, Renton, WA: “I rated Poolhall Junkies as good as The Hustler and better than The Color of Money. The action in the poolroom and the way everyone stuck together like family were the best parts of the movie. I like the movie, would recommend it, and will see it again.” Linda Carter, Kent, WA: “I think Poolhall Junkies is as good as The Hustler and better than The Color of Money. I liked the humor and acting in the movie, especially Christopher Walken and Chazz Palminteri. The end hustle was great. I loved the hustles and music. I think this will give pool a big “shot” in the arm and recommend it.”

Jimmy G, Oregon: “ I would rate Poolhall Junkies to be as good as The Color of Money. I liked the pool shots and the sound the best. I recommend this movie and think young people will love it!”

Steve Plant, Belgrade, MT: “Poolhall Junkies is better than The Hustler and The Color of Money. Someone has given some meaning to the game we love and respect! I thought it was the best movie ever made. It made me want to go play some pool. It was exciting! I hope this movie inspires others to take on the game, so that they can see it’s not as easy as it looks. I recommend this movie.” Bob Bateen, Helena, MT: “I rate Poolhall Junkies to be as good as The Hustler. I thought the plot was interesting and would recommend the movie.” Shawn Carter, Kent, WA: “I thought Poolhall Junkies was better than The Hustler. I liked the quick comebacks and the little tricks to the bets. I would recommend the movie.” Poolhall Junkies coming out either January or February 2003. Watch for more reviews next month !!!

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With ball in hand, I studied the one closely and eyed the two then stroked the one and rolled down to an angle shot on the two. Completely focused, I made the two and came off the rail just enough to stick on the three, then ran the table. I breathed a sigh of relief. Game one was behind me. Six games to one. While Eddy Cooksey set up the next rack, I glanced over to the Stick, Gadwell. He had his back to me, sipping on a cup of coffee. His head was down, his eyes on the cup, his body language defensive. Cooksey nodded. The rack was ready. Aligning myself to the right of center, I flexed my knees and eyed the one ball closely. Then with a perfect bead, I drew back my cue and whipped my left arm forward with such precision that the cue ball met the head of the rack as though a bazooka had shot through it. Five of the nine object balls dropped off the table. It was a spectacular break with one exception. The cue ball, after its wild reckless ride, parked at the back end of the table against the rail while the object ball sat on the spot at the other end of the table. I felt a lump in my throat and reminded myself to keep my attention on my game and nothing else. Blocking out everything else from my mind I scanned the table and eyed the shot. “Gadwell’s gonna bury him after this,” someone said behind me. Decision time. Go for it? Or should I push out and hope that Gadwell missed the shot and passed it back to me. Leaning back, I eyed the shot again, then addressed the table. I had to jack my stick in order to hold the cue ball enough to keep from scratching in the corner. I stepped back, eyed the shot again, then decided to go for it. Gadwell grinned. He knew that my chances were slim. Breathing in deep, I strolled around the table and looked carefully at the shot. Then, crossing to the other end, I elevated my stick and eyed the shot again. Finally, when I had all my attention on the shot I kept my right shoulder straight, stroked the cue and brought it down smoothly. At just the right moment my left wrist turned and drove the stick deep into the cue ball. Obeying my command, the cue ball zoomed out toward the three and met it perfectly. Pulling off the object ball, it drifted to the corner where it caught the upper rail then the lower rail and flipped back toward me. Spinning beautifully around the table it finally coasted to within three feet of the five. The shot had been executed perfectly. The crowd exploded. The noise level increased dramatically as most of them stood up and cheered. Shrill whistles and loud gargled hoots and howls followed. Six games to two. Jimmy, the Stick, Gadwell stood motionless, as though he was catatonic. Then, shaking his head as if shooing away a fly, he floated to the bar and sipped on his coffee and said nothing.

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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) The ninth running of the Mosconi Cup will take place December 19-22, 2002 at York Hall in Bethnal Hall, East London, England. The Mosconi Cup, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), matches the best players of the U.S. against those of Europe and features the six-player teams in a series of singles and doubles matches over a four-day period. The U.S. team includes Johnny Archer, Cory Deuel, Jeremy Jones, Earl Strickland, Nick Varner and Charlie Williams. The line up is a repeat of the 2001 team that dominated last year’s event. The U.S. team is selected by the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) based on United Poolplayers Association (UPA) rankings (top five U.S. players) as of October 28, 2002, plus the WPA World Champion, Earl Strickland. Team members will choose the captain by ballot. Representing Europe will be captain Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Steve Davis (England), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany) and Nick van den Berg (Holland). The official table of the Mosconi Cup is the Brunswick Gold Crown IV, the official cloth is Simonis 860, the official balls are Super Aramith Pro and the official cue is Predator Cues. The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members with exceptional value by promoting and growing cue sports worldwide. The BCA supports its membership with educational programs, trade expos, tournaments and other programs designed to make pool everybody’s game. Go to the BCA website www.bcapool.com <http://www.bca-pool.com> for additional information. OTB

Mosconi Cup Gets Four Hour ESPN Slot From: Luke Riches

Matchroom Sport are proud to announce that for the first time, the Mosconi Cup will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States. Despite the continued success of the Americans in pool’s premier marquee event, no US broadcaster has yet shown what is already a highly popular production both in Europe and the Far East. The Mosconi Cup is the annual Ryder Cup-style challenge match between two six man teams taken from the very best pool players on both sides of the Atlantic. Following last year’s rout by the Americans, the European side is determined to win the Mosconi Cup for the first time since 1995 when the event commences on December 19th at London’s historic York Hall venue. ESPN will be airing highlights of the tournament as four one hour programmes to run consecutively on their ESPN2 channel on Sunday December 29th. The first programme breaks off at 2:00pm EST, the second at 3:00pm EST, the third at 4:00pm EST and the final cataclysmic hour gets underway at 5:00 PM EST. Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, “This is great news for American pool fans who will at last get the opportunity to sample the unique atmosphere of the sport’s greatest event. The USA v Europe nature of the tournament will hopefully attract big numbers of non-pool playing viewers as it has done in Europe over the past few years. Hopefully this will be the start of a beautiful relationship that will see the Mosconi Cup taking place in the United States and being broadcast live from coast-tocoast.” Doug White, ESPN’s Director of Billiards Programming and Acquisitions for ESPN said “ESPN is extremely excited about presenting the Mosconi Cup to the American audience. “We feel that the Mosconi Cup is one of the most prestigious and competitive billiards events in the world. The four consecutive hours on ESPN2 illustrates that ESPN is committed to bringing the very best in billiards programming to its viewers.” OTB

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The W.S.P.L. Management and committee members: Gary E Smith, Tim Park, George Riley, Bud Donahue, Bruce Walsh, Scott Johnson and Chris Butenko would all like to extend a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL of the people in the industry!! And a Very Special Thanks to ALL of the members of the Washington State Pool League and ALL of our sponsors. League information on page 24

5th Annual 9-Ball Player and Fan Party at the Sands Regency Inn, on Friday December 13, 2002 in the Penthouse Suite (#1762) at 7:00PM. Come join in on the fun, food and great drinks. Please contact Mick McMillin with the Sands Regency Inn to get your hotel discount rate 1-800-648-3553.

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Mcgill’s, the cue ball is referred to as the stone.  Techniques like this are known as romancing the stone. Have fun. The Three Motivations: Learning, Practicing, and Playing.  One of the largest reasons I have the stroke that I do is found in the title of this article.  I have three distinct motivations for being at a pool table.  Notice that I didn’t say, three motivations for “playing” I said I have three motivations for being at the table. Motivation #1: LEARNING- when I arrive at the table specifically to learn, I come to the table and learn.  Nothing takes me from that purpose.  Nothing.  Not who’s watching, not gambling, nothing takes me from what has motivated me toward the table at that time.  Whether I’m alone or playing someone, I continue along that path.  Once that I know that I’m out, I do one of two things.  I find out what the balls will do if I just hit’em, or I find out what it’s possible for me to make’em do.   The rest is to watch every shot.  Everything that happens at the table can be reproduced.  And everything that happens will be of future use to you. even jumping the cue ball off of the table and on to the floor will be of use to you.  A miscue will be of use to you.  So if you’re  missing shots and looking away, turn around and watch.  See what happens and think about a way to use the very thing you saw in an 8-ball game, then a 9-ball game, and then a 1- pocket game.  Watch the worst players in the room and see what the balls do.  Log all of it and recreate what you can.   If you’re doing this and are tempted to watch the best players you will defeat the whole purpose.  Find the worst players and sit to watch.  You will come away with a world of new possibilities.  “The least creative player is the player most fearful of failure.” Motivation #2: PRACTICING- when I went to work I had a ratio that would be impossible for you to live up to.  For every hour that I was playing for money, I would have in 100 hours of work.  That means that I had to put in 2,000 hours before I went to a match. (planning for no more than 20 hours of work)  I played 90 hours every week.  12 hours per weekday and 15 hours Saturday and Sunday.  If you work another job or you make your living at pool- get a ratio for yourself.  Once you have it keep it, it’s just one more extension of management skills.  I choose a thing to practice EVERYTIME I’M AT A POOL TABLE.   On a day that I chose to work on force draw- I shot force draw every single time that it was possible.  Not every time that it left me a shot, not every time that I would win the rack with it, I shot what I had decided to practice.  Every time that it was possible to leave myself a force draw shot I played that position.  Have a purpose and have intent. My students often get to play with me and they can all tell within an hour or so what I’m working on that particular day.  Sometimes I play shooting everything with high english, other times I only use banks and kicks the entire day.  Most of the time I play through without ever playing position.  All of this is practicing.  When practice is the motivation-I practice. The 3rd. Motivation: PLAYING:  and that means wanting to win.  Please refer to the management article in ON THE BREAK October issue.  If you’re an instructor and play pool with your students I suggest that you blend all three of the motivations every time you’re on the table with them.   You will come away with a stronger arsenal and they will see exponentially, more possibilities. The language that I use is referred to in nearly every email that I get. A lot of people seem to enjoy it and see the humor around it.  So I’ll get back to puttin some in each article like I said I would.  You got romancing the stone, which is one of my favorites.  Sometimes you can get a “customer” to go to others and borrow more money to play further. They even go to the ATM.  You get to choose the time, just make sure it’s the perfect time and yell out, “DEAD MAN WALKING.”   If you inflect it right you’ll never hear more laughter in a poolroom. Thank you for following my articles. Do the work. McGill---The Pool Whisperer OTB

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Sent over the internet by Erik Miller -I am a college student on a very limited budget and was wondering if you could help me out with a few tips on recovering a table. We have a 3 piece .75 inch 8’ x 4’ table and just need to cover the flat table and not the rails. I saw in “On The Break” that you said you covered this topic but I could not find it online. So if you could provide a link to it or just answer a few questions I would be very grateful. 1. Is the 3M spray adhesive a good adhesive to use? 2. I read where you do not want to glue the felt to the slate. Does this mean that I am only supposed to glue the felt to the underside of the slate and stretch it over the rest of the table, or am I supposed to spray some adhesive down first? 3. Any stretching techniques or tips would be appreciated. If you can answer any of these questions I would really appreciate it.

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The subject of do it yourself table recovering comes up around here quite often. It usually makes me cringe because there are so many things to take into account. There are different types of tables and different types of players. For this writing I am assuming that you are someone who actually cares a great deal about how your table plays. I can’t really give you a “How To” either due to space restraints, but I can give you a run down that may help those who already have a way with this type of work. It is a little like getting a grandmothers recipe; a pinch of this, a dash of that. You really have to see and do to get good at it. Recovering a pool table is not like recovering a chair. Don’t think of your table as a piece of furniture. How your table is put together and maintained is like tuning a fine instrument. The better that the cloth is installed, the truer your ball will role and bounce. Sloppy cloth makes for sloppy english. At the BCA trade show I was witness to a trend in cloth from California; faux fur rails! I was told it was all the rage. Maybe they use their tables for something that doesn’t include the kind of ball control most pool shooters want. First - bed covering. Clean off slate well, make sure there is no glue or any other substance on playing surface. Cloth needs to be tight on the bed so that atmospheric conditions and wear don’t contribute to slack. On a good three piece table with wood backing you staple, pull, and staple the other side keeping the tightness as even as possible (already you can see how experience comes in to play). On a single piece slate I use a very good contact adhesive. I glue the sides of the slate only. Then, I use a short 3" or so roller to apply the glue to the edge of the cloth. I stick the cloth to one side, pull, and stick to the other. On both applications you need to get the cloth square with the table and stretch very tightly and consistently. At the pockets, you notch the cloth, glue in place or (Pool Table Guy continued on page 25)

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However, the players did not let this affect their game and showed great sportsmanship while dealing with the noise levels. Tournament directors Sue Carroll and Tiffany Taylor, saw to it that smooth matches, efficient timing and good attitudes let the first day glide by and finish early, before Jillian’s night crown stumbled in. The second day began at noon as well, on the downstairs seven tables. With the windows covered, brighter lights and all football crowds upstairs, it created just the environment the players needed. With this, some of the best pool ever seen at Jillian’s was about to begin. During the next few hours, everybody watched in awe as Rafael Martinez skated through the A-side. Stan Tourangeau had plowed his way through the B-side, now meeting with Jerry Johnson. All final matches were a race to seven and Jerry hung in there, playing his best, until the very last game. The match ended with a 6-7 score and Jerry gracefully took 3rd. As Stan and Rafael began the final match, everyone stared in amazement and held their breath wondering what was to come. The first set reached 6-6 and Stan did it again, taking the last game and winning the set. A second set was in order. This last match was nothing to take lightly. Each shot was carefully thought out and

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and smooth the cloth at the final end and staple. Other rail styles will incorporate either glue and/or staples. I am not able to detail every type, but look at what is already there and use it for a visual aid. DO NOT ever glue directly to the rubber. Do not use backed cloth on the rails, even with the backing pulled off. The glue residue will ruin the rubber. I hope this helps somewhat and if nothing else, helps you understand why a good service tech is worth every dime he gets. OTB

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staple to wood. Rails are where we are going to have the most difficulty. On tables with feather stripped rails you are going to attach the cloth on the visible side with feather stripping, draping it over and tapping it in place with a rubber mallet. Then, you will stretch it over starting at one end, stretch the cloth smoothly over the pocket area (where the ball will not be in play) and staple. Continue to staple along the bottom of the rail, pulling to snug but not so that you miss-shape the rubber. Again tuck

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precisely hit. At first the score was 5-5 when I was reminded how nice and smooth the games had gone and how grateful I was to be a part of it. I was quickly reminded of this when the biggest moth I have ever seen began to fly by the lights of the table in front of me. This moth was so big; it probably would have caused interference if it went to the lights and table Stan and Rafael were on. With its fury and speed it hit the lights of all the other six tables before flopping on the floor by Stan’s feet. My heart began to beat again, thinking that the moth was down for good, and the games would go on. Rafael jumped ahead, making the match 6-5. As he began to run the last game, the moth flew up. All I could think was how wonderful this had all been, and now a supersized moth was going to ruin it. If we got up to kill it, it would be just as disturbing as the m o t h hitting the (l to r) Jerry and Carla Johnson table. My mouth was wide and my heart pounding, but there was no need. Rafael didn’t even notice the moth as he ran the last balls for the winning game. Rafael proudly took 1st and Stan graciously accepted 2nd. With such a good turn out and requests for more tournaments, Jillian’s will be planning another event for this spring. We’d like to thank everyone who played, all of the spectators for coming to watch and everyone else who supported us in planning this event. We couldn’t have asked for a better group and hope that all of our events will only get better with experience.

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LOCATION Club Underground (See ad p25) Hot Shots (See ad p26) Skyland Hot Shots (See ad p26) Halsey Junction Tommy’s Welcome Inn Rodder’s (See ad p29) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) No Place (See ad p6) Bohemian Club Classic Billiards (See ad p25) Hot Shots (See ad p26) Brownsville Saloon Sparky’s Wichita Pub Classic Billiards (See ad p25) Cues Billiards Alibi Tavern (See ad p22) Q Street Billiards (See ad p20) Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) Skyland Club Underground (See ad p25) Hot Shots (See ad p26) Cues Billiards Happy Fortune (See ad p11) No Place (See ad p6) Classic Billiards (See ad p25) Yukon Jack’s Ma’s Dairy Farm Midway Jammer’s (See ad p13) Sharky’s (See ad p24) Mick n Mom’s (See ad p11) Best Bet M & J’s Pub 181 Rack’em Midway Jammer’s (See ad p13) Q Street Billiards (See ad p20) White Horse Club Underground (See ad p25) Westside Overtime Tavern Pub 181 Raven-a-Pub Midway NiteHawk (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) Jammers (See ad p13) Jason’s Pub Bohemian Club Paradise Grill (See ad p6) Cue Ball’s Billiards Cue Ball’s Billiards Cue Ball’s Billiards

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EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 8-Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - Texas Express 9 Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ & below 9 Ball - Texas Express 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball - House Rules 9 Ball ‘B’ & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ & Below 8 Ball BCA Rules 9 Ball B & Below 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 9-Ball 8-Ball Open 9 Ball B & Below 8-Ball Ball in hand 8 Ball 9 Ball ‘C’ 8-Ball 8-Ball Race to 2 DE 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball - TAP Rules 8 Ball Blind Dr Scotch Dbls APA 1600 Invitational Scotch Doubles 8/9 Ball Alternating 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped 8 Ball BCA rules Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball ‘B’ & below - BCA 8 Ball 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8 Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball 8-Ball Pool Tournament 9 Ball Reg. Size Tables 8 Ball Singles Bar Box 8 Ball Women Bar Box 8 Ball 9 Ball Reg. Size Tables 8 Ball Singles Bar Box 8-Ball Handicapped 9 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball Singles Bar Box

ENTRY $5 or $3 $7+$1 g.f. $3 $7+$1 g.f. $2 $2 $3 $5 $3 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $7+$1 g.f. $1.50 $3 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $7 $2 $5.50 $5 $3 $5 or $3 $7+$1 g.f. $7 $5 $3 $5+$2 g.f. $3 $6 $5 $6 $5 $5 Call $5 $5+$1 g.f. $7 $5 $5 $8 $2 $5 or $3 $5 $3 $5+$1 g.f. $2 $5 $3M/$2W $15+$2 g.f. $3 $2 $5 Call $10 $5 $5 $5 $10 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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TIME 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 4:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 8:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 5:00PM NOON 2:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 3:15PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM 7:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM 3:30PM 4:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 9:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 4:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM

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December 2002

Palmer Does It Again Photo and Story from: Carissa Biggs

Cotati, CA Buffalo Billiards was the gracious host of the Pechauer Cues 9-ball West Coast Tour on November 16th and 17th. Nearly 60 players from around the region showed bright and early Saturday morning ready to compete. Matches ran without a hitch and the top 16 positioned themselves for a Sunday showdown. Top Californian players Dave Bounds Billy Palmer and Gerardo Jamito battled for the hot seat, while Jesse Allred and Billy Palmer vied to get back to the finals after losses to Jamito and Bounds respectively. Jamito took the hot seat, sending Bounds back to face Palmer, who had gained quite a bit of

Stop #3 Results and Points

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th

13th

Name Billy Palmer Gerardo Jamito Dave Bounds Jesse Allred Lance Salazar Justin Fowler Billy Aguerro Alberto Flores Joe Palley Steve Lingelbach Brian Law Chris MacDonald John Sell George Michaels Bee Davison Tinsley Johnson

Points 200 150 125 100 80 80 65 65 50 50 50 50 35 35 35 35

Payout $1200 $ 700 $ 525 $ 375 $ 250 $ 250 $ 175 $ 175 $ 100 $ 100 $ 100 $ 100 $ 50 $ 50 $ 50 $ 50

momentum coming through the 1-loss side. Bounds was unable to overcome Palmer this time, and Jamito would have less luck against him in the finals. In a one race to 13 format for the finals, Gerardo Jamito had simply sat waiting too long. He was unable to catch a gear and Palmer walked through the final set with a score of 13-3. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the players for their continued good attitudes and support. Our continued thanks goes out to room owners like Lee Simon who are willing to promote their sport and ultimately their business by participating in the tour. Please patronize our sponsors whenever possible, they are: Pechauer Custom Cues, Creative Inventions, Beads and Billiards, The Gripper Cue Caddy, Billiards Press, The Scotti Scuffer, The Monk Billiard Academy, and Sir Joseph Cue Gloves. This tour would not be possible without their valuable support. The next stop is scheduled for January 18-19 at the Cue Ball in Salem, Oregon.

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Tournament Trail

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CITY Vancouver,BC Bozeman,MT Mtn View,CA Portland,OR Reno,NV Livingston,MT Omak,WA Omak,WA Livingston,MT Burien,WA Rugby,ND Okanogan,WA Helena,MT Federal Way Okanogan,WA Spokane,WA

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ENTRY $200 $50 ea. $60 $30 $60/$100 $15 ea $5 $30 $15+$5 g.f. $20 $50/$35 $10 Call $20/team $35 $150 $100 $75 $20 $125 $40 $20 ea $10 Call $55+$10 $30 Call $100/team $7 $25M/$20W $35 limit 16 $20 ea $100 $25 $30/$25 $30 $90 $50+$10 g.f. $60 $50+25+10 $35/player $20 $20 Varies $25+$5 g.f.

ADDED $14,000 w/64 $$$ Limit 128/64

TIME 8:00PM 10:00AM 11:30AM Call $10,000/23,000 Call $1,000 total 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM $200 w/16 4:00PM $15,000 cash & prizes 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM Call 1:00PM $500 11:00AM Call $5,000-1st w/128 11:00AM $2,500-1st w/48 11:00AM $300 11:00AM $5,000 Call $2,900 payout Call $300 ea Noon $$$ Call 10:00AM $5000 Guar. Call 10:00AM Call $3,150 6:00PM Trophies 1st-3rd 6:00PM $600 9:00AM Call $300 ea 1:00PM $2000 w/96 9:00AM $200 limit 32 10:00AM $1000 w/full field 6:00PM $300 11:00AM 10:00AM Limit 64 9:00AM 10:00AM $$$ 10:00AM Limit 16 teams Call $200 w/15 Noon $600+ 10:00AM Call $200 min. 7:00PM

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Send Entries to: Dr Cue Billiards 14713 Bothell Way NE Shoreline, WA 98155 Phone: 206.365.1187

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