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Northern Lights Shootout recap By Matthew Mullally, Pierce County Tribune RUGBY, N.D. - Perhaps it was fitting the two players with the most success at the Northern Lights Shootout would meet in the eight-ball tournament¹s final match. Fargo’s Marc Oelslager and Stan Tourangeau, of Vancouver, BC, both had a pair of tournament titles to their credit over the past nine years. Now, Oelslager can claim one more. The 43year-old defeated Tourangeau 6-0 in the raceto-six championship match, claiming the $4,000 first prize on Nov. 23 at the Rugby Armory. He won his first two matches to get into the round of 32 and then won six more to complete the three-day event with an undefeated mark. Oelslager won the inaugural tournament in 1999 and again last year. The Rugby event features a strong field, is well-run, and its proximity to Fargo (about three and a half hours away) makes it a favorite for Oelslager. And now he can lay claim to being the tournament¹s only three-time champion. “It’s a great event and one I look forward to competing in,” he said.

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On the women’s tournament, Samm Diep of Colorado captured the $1,000 first prize in the women’s draw, which featured just 10 players this year. She won four matches to claim her first title. Julie Brunelle of Belcourt was again runner-up. Rachel Wentz, formerly of the Rugby area, was third.

BEARDY WINS INTERNATIONAL CUP The third International Cup 9-ball challenge preceded the Shootout. Twenty American players and 12 from Canada took part in the tournament. The champion was Felix Beardy of Winnipeg, MB. He won the $1,000 first prize. The top six players received a cash payout. There were 71 men and 10 women in the tournament field, which was significantly fewer than past tournaments. Mark Hamilton, tournament coordinator, said a couple of large tournaments going on in the region were a factor in taking away some top regional players. Nevertheless, the tournament did have its fair share of top players, including some from north of the border. Hamilton said about one-half of the field was from Canada. Hamilton said tournament officials will determine whether to move the tournament back to mid-December. The first eight years

it was held at that time. That may provide fewer scheduling conflicts with other tournaments. The event is sponsored by the Rugby Geographical Center Chamber of Commerce with the help of several other local and area sponsors. Hamilton said those businesses which again supported the tournament deserve the credit. “They help make this a go every year.”

OELSLAGER FEATURE STORY Feeling right at home - Oeslager has enjoyed much success at ‘Shootout’ By Matthew Mullally, Pierce County Tribune RUGBY, N.D. - It was a bowling alley, of all places, where Marc Oelslager, of Fargo, N.D. learned at an early age he had a talent for pool. “I was in a youth bowling league, and there were a couple of (pool) tables there. We would play while waiting for rides home,” Oelslager recalls. “We would play for quarters, and often I¹d come home with a pocket full of them.” These days the 43-year-old has walked away from the pool table with much more. Oelslager captured his third Northern Lights Shootout title on Nov. 23 in Rugby, becoming the tournament’s only three-time champion. He won the inaugural ‘Shootout’ in 1999 and again in 2007 and was runner-up another time. “There is always a strong field here with a number of pro-level players competing,” he said.

“I look forward to coming, especially since it’s close to home,” Oelslager said. Entering an established, well-known tournament like the Northern Lights Shootout means the field will include a number of talented players, he said. “In a field like this there are up to a dozen guys who have a good shot at winning,” Marc said. Of course, there is always that possibility of an underdog who gets hot, but usually talent and experience win out. And the players with both rise to the top. Marc’s not only been a six-time participant in the event, he’s also helped tournament officials by running the past two Calcutta tournaments held at the same time. “We appreciate him taking time out to do that,” says Mark Hamilton, tournament coordinator. “Marc is always wanting to promote the game.” Although Marc doesn’t devote as much time to his game as he once did, noting his commitments to his business and family, he said experience makes up for some of that time away from the table. “When you’ve played in a number of tournaments, you don’t get as nervous,” he said. “You have that past experience to draw from.” (continued on page 26)


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Do you have a problem with your banking? Do the object balls seem to come off the cushions inconsistently for you? Here are some tools to help you improve your oneBob Jewett cushion banking game. (For a basic, accurate banking system, see my May 2006 column which is available on onthebreaknews.com just click on past issues) First you should understand that banking is more of an art than a science. While systems may help you become consistent faster, there are so many effects involved in banking that you will have to develop your feel as much as your knowledge. The knowledge, such as systems or the items below, will give you a way to shoot the bank, but then it will be up to your feel gained from experience to make the ball. Use the Force. The first thing to note is that the angle into the rail is almost never equal to the angle out of the rail. This bogus assumption is behind the various “mirror,” “double the diamond” and crossing lines systems. (The last one is diagrammed in Willie Mosconi’s 1965 book.) Speed changes everything, usually. To see this, set up Shot A to bank the ball off the side cushion to pocket A. Note that the object ball is on the line about a diamond from the cushion. Begin with the cue ball set up for a more or less full hit on the object ball. Make a trial shot with just enough speed on the object ball to get it to the pocket. Based on that test, try to pick a distant target — a chair, the edge of another table, a spot on the floor — that gives a target for the slow, straight shot. You could also use the adjustable target I mentioned in my

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Golden Fleece Billiards, Seattle, Washington. The national championship series (NCS) 8-ball qualifiers are continuing to gather momentum, November 15-16, 2008 SAT SUN, Golden Fleece Billiards hosted the 2008 Open 8-ball national championships series. The original plan was to limit the field to 32 applicants, but due to the large turn-out the tournament directors opened the field to 64 players from Washington and nearby states, Adding $1250 and a $40 entry (pay out 24 spots), players traveled from WA, ID, OR, CA and Alaska, to secure the two NCS 8-ball spots, so they will qualify as one of 64-players, soon to head to Vegas with a $32,000 prize fund. The tournament was open to all players, men and women, with BCA rules in effect, race to 5 both sides, double elimination. With 64-players and talented field that included known players such as (Dan Louie pictured below) 1976 world champion, defeating Mike Sigel in a 4 hour final match; 2 time intercollegiate champion; and many numerous northwest titles. John Doherty (pictured left) a local player, acknowledged by many as the Northwest’s top onepocket talent. (Harry Platis) the noted attorney, (Tyler Luce) 2nd Las Vegas BCA 8-ball championship 2006, Raul Abenojar, Todd Marsh, Kris Iverson and Rich Geiler, getting to the finals was no easy task. Throughout the day, Robert Colby, looked nearly unstoppable,

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pocketing balls with ease and getting nearly perfect cue ball position for the next shot. Robert remained undefeated until the finals. John Doherty (J.D) mowed his way through a talented field with some great quality wins, coming from the B side back to the finals, which was a double elimination format. The heat is on, the light and attention only on one table. Everyone quietly watched the ongoing art form performed by (J.D.) and Robert. (J.D.) a strong and sustainable group of national events in which the players, and the sport would all benefit”, and that’s what did happened in Nov 15-16 in Washington state at Golden Fleece Billiards. Vince Frayne “a former 8-ball expert”, the definition of Expert according to some is (A HAS BEEN DRIP” player “WHO NEVER WAS), the talent shown in this regional event was SCARY! Billy Cress said “It was the first time in 25 years, I’ve seen 100% paid entries for a tournament before the starting date. I attribute this to great playing equipment and constant action. Everything was on time, with everybody enjoying themselves. If you have not been to the Golden Fleece billiard room yet, make it a point to stop in”. Golden Fleece Billiards will hold the second 8-ball event January 17-18 2009. More championship events are coming, these being, 9-ball, 10- ball, 14-1 and one pocket. For more information please call 425-9087332. (Golden Fleece King page 27)


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Hard Times Billiards November 2008 Monthly Jamboree Results By Tom Suarez Tournament Director

The summer is over, no more days in the 90s; rain will soon become part of our weekly considerations. This brings the players in from the outdoor activities and the rooms start to take on a ‘buzz’ of players wanting to test their skills more often and start to become regulars again with the weekly and monthly e v e n t s offered by the pool rooms. November 1st kicked off our winter (l to r) Jim Fabionar and Trevor Smith season with a 32 player One Pocket event. There was $940. Billy Palmer went undefeated to finished 1st place and collected $300 in prize money. Jim Fabionar collected $200 for Second. 1st $300 Billy Palmer 2nd $200 Jim Fabionar 3rd $140 Frank Nordmann 4th $90 John Henderson 5th $65 Robert Aldana and Jeff Gregory 7th $40 John Lintini and Warren Castanzo The monthly 9 ball event drew 34 players vying for the $1190 prize fund. Jim Fabionar took 1st place and the $385 cash prize. Trevor Smith took 2nd and $250. 1st $385 Jim Fabionar 2nd $250 Trevor Smith 3rd $175 Frank Nordmann 4th $120 Robert Aldana 5th $80 Billy Palmer and Jeff Gregory 7th $50 Bart Mahoney and Tinsley Johnson


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Montana State 8 Ball Pool Tournament Billings, MT - November 11, 2008 Four Billings Players were crowned state champions Sunday at the Montana State 8 Ball Tournament. The tournament drew players from all over Montana playing in 4 divisions of singles 8 ball. Bullwackers Billiards hosted

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team captained by Jim Winter with teammates, Jeff Boucher, Seth King and Jason Dawes. The mixed team division has a new champion, the team captained by Veronica St. Germaine with teammates, Art St. Germaine, Sean Fritzler and Melissa Sweatt. This tournament continues to grow each year. Thanks to all who played. The 2009 State 8 Ball will be the first weekend in November. Doug Asleson, Tournament Director

(l to r) Wade Thompson, Ryan Grimm, Art St Germaine

the event for the 8th year. Ryan Grimm, Billings, won his first state championship losing his first match in the finals and then coming through the losers bracket to play Wade Thompson of Great Falls and defeating him twice in the championship match to claim the title. Linda Asleson of Billings went through the entire tournament undefeated to claim her fourth state championship in the eight years of the tournament. Mary Garcia had a strong tournament and finished second. Richard Campbell of Billings won the Men’s B division state title defeating Kelly Huso of Billings to win the title. Steve Lesmeister of Billings won the seniors division defeating a competitive field with Muriel Garmradt of Bozeman coming in second. The open team team division was won for the third straight year by the 2008 STATE PAYOUT Mens A Singles Payout Calcutta 1st Ryan Grimm, Billings 600 600 2nd Wade Thompson, Great Falls 500 425 3rd Art St. Germaine, Great Falls 350 340 4th Mike Ameline, Billings 250 170 5th Billie Saunders, Billings 200 85 Terry Bummer, Laurel 200 85 7th Jim Winter, Billings 100 Bob Gray, Missoula 100 9th Lance Sapp, Havre 50 Luke McFarren, Billings 50 Tom Milkiewcz, Billings 50 Cole Dickson, Billings 50 Womens Singles Payout Calcutta 1st Linda Asleson, Billings 600 305 2nd Mary Garcia, Butte 450 215 3rd Candace Evans, Bozeman 350 175 4th Sue Miller, Billings 250 85 5th Carrie Miller, Bozeman 200 45 Cat Hansen, Bozeman 200 45 7th Melissa Sweatt, Great Falls 100 Barb Walker, Pray 100 9th Molly Jones, Livingston 50 Sara Grimm, Billings 50 Carol Todd, Billings 50 Penny Allen, Billings 50 TEAM EVENTS Open Division Champions Jim Winter(Billings), Jeff Boucher(Bozeman), Seth King(Bozeman), Jason Dawes (Butte) Mixed Division Champions Art St. Germaine(Great Falls), Veronica St. Germaine (Great Falls), Melissa Sweatt(Great Falls), Sean Fritzler(Billings)

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NW 9-BALL KNOCKOUT If you weren’t a part of this fabulous experience - you really missed out!!!!! What a wild weekend we had. Lots of pool playing, lots of laughs, lots of fun buying raffle tickets and bidding on auctions items and winning door prizes. We had 131 active APA players participate in one of four tournaments. (front)“Hell on Wheels” Tony Tipton and Markus White, There were 40 teams of Scotch Doubles (80 players) playing at Jake’s (back) Andrea Christensen, “Mike and Lee” - Mike Tolle and Lee Miller starting on Saturday Nov. 15 at 10:00 am and 51 singles players starting at Sharky’s at 11:00 am. The singles were broken down into three we had a $4,660 total payout. Broken different brackets: one for only skill levels 1 down by amount of participants in each - 4 (we had 21 in that bracket), one for only board the Scotch Doubles got paid out skill levels 5& 6 (we had 16 in that bracket) $2,800 total, the 1-4 board got $740 and the third one for skill levels 7 - 9 (we payout and the 2 other singles boards had 16 in that bracket after one both got $560 each in payouts. volunteer S/L 6 - Theresa Palmer The big dollar item for the day was for agreed to move up into that the KELSEY CHRISTENSEN FUND. bracket to make it an even With the great efforts of Scott in number in both top brackets). retrieving many donated items both for Each bracket for all four events raffle and for auction, the kind was set up as a double donations of those that gave up their elimination board - meaning items for the auction and the many, many you had to lose twice before you people that donated their money to buy would be knocked out. Annie Gay raffle tickets or bid on items and the late (the pool coordinator and (l to r) Tim Saunders, Andrea Christensen, Jaime’ Rigsby tournament director for Jake’s) ran the Scotch doubles bracket at Jake’s with the great volunteer work of Morey Marks as both referee and extremely competent assistant at the control desk and Chris Lehman helping as referee as well when Morey was busy and JR DeLeon’s help on Sunday. Randee Lee (League Operator for the APA in the Midwest region of Oregon) ran the 3 brackets at Sharky’s with the volunteer assistance of Carolyn Burgduff, Tracii Self and other volunteer scoresheet runners including Cindy Satterfield. With the entry fees totaling $2,660 and the guaranteed added money of $2,000 from Scott McComas of Jake’s and Chet Arnett of Sharky’s, Are you tired of being just out of the money at the local tournament? Do you feel your league percentage is not what it should be? Does your stroke seem to fail you at the wrong time? Would you be happier with your game if you could just be more consistent?

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fees added from the tournament entries and other donations keep coming in. Andrea Christensen - Kelsey’s Mom was present to thank everyone from the bottom of her heart for all the kind effort and work everyone did to make this event a great success for her daughter and their family. A special “Thank You” to the many businesses who made such generous donations, Pioneer Trust Bank, Pence Construction, Valley Motors,

Columbia Distributors, Western Distributors, Pride Vending, United Grocers, Aramark Linens, Salem Hills Vineyard & Winery, Cherry City BCA League operators Shawn and Tracii Self, Morrison Accounting, M.Y.P.L.R.S. APA League operator Randee Lee, O.P.A.L. APA League operator Boomer Humphreys, The Break, Predator Cues, Jake’s Bar& Grill, Sharky’s Pool & Brew and Elizabeth Bilbry, Don “Cheese” and Mary Akerlow from “The Break” and OTBnTV website http://www.onthebreaknews.com/index.html came and took pictures both days and taped the final playoff matches that streamed live onto the internet. You can access their site - then click on the picture of Kelsey with the words “Kelsey’s fight with cancer” and you can see videos of the final four matches taped at Jake’s live on Sunday.

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Slump Therapy: Prescription to Better Pool Health from: Mike Fieldhammer, BilliardCoach.com

A slump is a prolonged dry spell of sub-par performance on the pool table. All players go through them. In the depths of a slump, one can feel bewildered, frustrated, and hopeless. Sometimes a slump works itself out in a short time or it could go on for weeks upon weeks. Here are six remedies to help you escape the dreaded slump. 1. Change your routine. Could you be stuck in a rut because you have a regular schedule? Do you play two nights of leagues per week, warm up with the same teammates, and play a couple of weekly tournaments per month at the same place? You may need a jolt to the system to break out of the slump. Try to play some unknown players in unfamiliar surroundings. Play a tournament on the other side of town. Ask the counter person at a pool room to find a player to practice with and choose a game that you don’t normally play. You will be forced to perform in totally different circumstances. These unfamiliar pressures to your system may help you forget your slump-related anxiety. If these measures do the trick, you will have gained experience and confidence. 2. Buy a new cue. Why not get some new equipment? It may excite and motivate you. You’ll have a fresh chance to work on your game and become a whole new player. The cue could take a while to get used to forcing you to make some adjustments to your game. These adjustments could solve the problems that put you into a slump. You’ll also feel better about making mistakes because you are still adjusting to your new cue. In effect, it reduces the anxiety of missing. This is one of the keys to breaking out of a slump. Playing well is largely having the confidence that you will play well. When you are consumed with tension and angst in the slump, a new cue may ignite your confidence. You’ll relax and swing your new cue smoothly rather that the tight and fearful stroke that keeps slumps alive. 3.Gethelp. Take a lesson or ask another player to tell you if you are doing something different than pre-slump. Self analysis can be difficult. You may have slipped into some bad habits and an outsider’s opinion could get you back on track more quickly. Even Tiger Woods has a swing coach to critique his golf swing when he isn’t playing his best. Maybe you are jumping up during your stroke because of the anxiety of the slump. Don’t be afraid to copy a better player’s style of play. You must be humble and believe that changing something could be the way out of the slump. 4. Take a break. When you come back after some time away from the table, your performance expectations may have changed. You will understand that you’ve got to shed some rust and you may play below your potential. By giving yourself permission to miss you’ll remove pressure and be more relaxed at the table. The game may become fun again and this will spur excitement to play. 5. Clear up other issues in your life. If you are consumed by work or family problems, you will not be giving your pool game the focus it requires. Everyone has had times where thoughts of important issues spin through their heads while standing over a pool table. Is it any wonder mistakes can happen on the pool table with these major distractions? Sometimes pool should take a back seat to other parts of life. Spend some time working on important issues and your pool game will come around. I’ve witnessed incredible performances on the pool table by players who have great things happening in other areas of their life such as a promotion at work or an exciting new significant other. When things are going well in other areas of your life, your pool game may have no choice but to hit a record level of performance. (Slump Therapy continued on page 21)

Key Things to Check in the Search for Consistency

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By Roger Long - Advanced Certified Instructor

The most common area of concern that instructors encounter is that of inconsistency. Many players who have reached advanced levels of play often complain that they are still not happy with their consistency. When confronted with this common complaint, the instructor must be able to determine exactly where the problem lies. Is it in the player’s inconsistent usage of good fundamentals? Is it in inconsistent mechanics? Is it in inconsistent practice routines? Or is it in one or more of a number of other things that can detract from consistent play? Roger Long Below I’ve listed six points that should be checked when trying to determine the reason, or reasons, for inconsistent play. Are your FUNDAMENTALS consistent? Remember and practice these four things: Straight Alignment, Level Cue, Stay Down, and Follow Through. Not doing these four things on every shot will lead to inconsistent shotmaking. Is your BREAK consistent? The break is the most important shot in the games of 8-Ball, 9-Ball and 10-Ball. A good break is one that pockets at least one ball and keeps the cue ball out of trouble. When you break well, you retain control of the table. When you don’t break well, you turn control over to your opponent. All professional players work very hard to develop a good, consistent break. Are your KICK SHOTS consistent? Kick shots have become probably the second-most important shot in the game. Being able to kick well will get you out of more tight spots than you could ever imagine. Usually, a kick shot is also much more reliable than a jump shot. Are your SAFETIES consistent? Defense is half the game. If you disdain safety play, or if you simply don’t know how to play a defensive game, you should get with it ASAP or you’ll never win your fair share of matches at the higher levels. Is your PRACTICE consistent? Do you practice regularly, and do you practice things that will positively reinforce your overall game? Just throwing balls out on the table and shooting them in the holes is not good, positive practice. Good, positive practice helps lead to a more consistent game. Is your PREPARATION consistent? When preparing for a tournament, do you eat properly, get enough rest, and dress comfortably? Paying attention to things like these can contribute to consistent play more than you might think.

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next three matches, meeting up with Michelle Rakin in the hot seat match. She settled for third after her back-to-back losses to the Rakin sisters, first Michelle; then Mary. In the finals it was the battle of the Rakin sisters. Michelle, the elder has made a name for herself in women’s pool especially on the West Coast. She’s had her share of championships, both near and far in open, women’s and handicap events. She’s no stranger to the winner’s circle. Little sis, Mary, is a force to be reckoned with. She’s no longer in big sister’s shadow. Both sisters are fiercely competitive and confident, while maintaining a true sense of camaraderie and support of each other and the other women players. They play to win but have true sportswomanship. Mary got to the third round and lost to Eleanor Callado; then came back strong on the one-loss side defeating five opponents to earn her spot in the finals. Michelle’s route was more direct after her initial round bye; she defeating all of her opponents to sit in the hot seat waiting. A huge hi-five to Wayne and Marilyn Boucher and everyone at The Broken Rack for supporting pool for so many years and generously added $500 to the prize fund for this event. Remember when you’re in or around Emeryville; stop by for a game of pool and some refreshments. Linda Silva did the honors as the tournament director so you know the tournament went along smoothly.

Walking into the Broken Rack on Saturday afternoon, the 25th of October gave me a feeling of nostalgia. The Broken Rack was hosting their first West Coast Women’s 9 Ball Open and twenty-two ladies were already on the tables challenging one another for the champion’s crown when I arrived. I’ve had the opportunity to attend many tournaments in the past twenty years but it’s been awhile since I had the privilege of enjoying a women’s event so I was excited to see how the ladies were all shooting. There were many new faces in attendance, many of whom came out with the encouragement from the Diablo Valley Pool League director, Cony Mendoza. I hesitate to call several of the other players veterans as they are still full of youthful exuberance, but their pool playing skills speak for themselves. One of the spectators told me who the top four would be and he was right on the money of the who but not their placement. The fourth place finisher was Revelina Um who had her own fan club in attendance with husband and baby girl. She looked relaxed and yet focused as she rolled through her first three opponents. She met up with Eleanor Callado in the 4th round of play and was sent to the one-loss bracket where she defeated Helen Gaughran; then found herself settling for 4th place after losing to Mary Rakin in a close call match. Even with the obligations and responsibilities of being part of the organizational team putting this tournament together, Eleanor Callado still managed to finish in 3rd place after getting a first round bye, then winning her

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Pechauer Open Nine Ball at Family Billiards San Francisco, CA November 8 & 9, 2008 39 entries @ $60, $2,500 added $390 went to green fees Tournament director: Frank Giordano

Bart Mahoney, Kenny Koo, Victor Gacayan, Frank Nordmann Jr., Oscar Dominguez, lost to Hanh Chung.

1st - $1,600: Ernesto Dominguez defeated Hanh Chung 9-7 in the championship match. To reach the finals he defeated Michael Langarica, Rylan Hartnett, Victor Gacayan, Craig Odean, Hanh Chung, Jeff Gregory.

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9th–12th - $60: Marshall Williams, Frank Nordmann Jr., Denzel Suntay, Jaynard Orque. Hanh, after another of his long absences from pool, came back to Family Billiards this week and played the Thursday USPPA tournament. He won it, and his ability to instantly refresh is amazing. Here’s Frank Giordano’s note. “Hanh Chung used T h u r s d a y ’ s tournament to get in stroke for the Pechauer after not playing for a year. He should have played in Monday’s tournament before this one, as he only lost to one player in the Pechauer—twice. Congrats to Ernesto Dominguez.” Actually, Hanh hadn’t been gone that long. He won back-to-back tournaments February 28 and March 6 this year, for a total of $680. What a guy.

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brackets wound down The 9th Annual until 9:45 pm. We had a Holiday Classic is in lot of viewers chatting the record books. It during the live stream and was hosted at the compliments on how clear the Eagles Club in streaming and audio was Bozeman, coming through. We would like Montana, to thank all the viewers who watched online. Their appreciation and thank you makes our efforts worth doing. We will be bringing more live streamings to you so watch for upcoming events. The Women’s side saw 2006 champion Jana Montour from Alberta battling it Nov out with Sky 28 Tigart from 30, 2008 Great Falls for and was the first place another prize money. Jeff Boucher great Jana had to beat Sky twice to take home the win and event this year. Dick Jones, that is just what she did. Sky manager at the Eagles worked remarked after the tournament that tirelessly to make sure that the TV table made her nervous. everything ran smoothly and The Men’s finals came down to local everyone had a great time. The field favorite Jeff Boucher from this year was smaller than Bozeman, Montana (last year’s expected, no doubt due to the champion) and Jeff Clark, owner of economy. E O’s Billiards from the Salt Lake The action on Sunday was City area. streamed over the internet live by Clark had to beat Boucher twice in OTBnTV at the Eagles. Play started this double elimination, race to 5 with a redraw of 16 players in each match. bracket. The stream Boucher jumped out to an early started at 2 pm and lead 4-0 and looked like he was followed all the going to put it away when he was action on on the hill but Clark fought back table #1 and was starting to come on and a s won two games. Boucher won the By: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

the match 5-2. There were a lot of players that made the trip from Salt Lake City this year to attend the tournament. Watts thanked the sponsors and the volunteers and mentioned that Dick Jones does everything and sets the plate for the whole tournament

Jeff from getting all the food together, taking care of all the little details (like index cards for the Calcutta), meeting and greeting the players and making sure everyone has a good time. Thanks should also be given to the ladies at the Eagles Club who prepared the food with the proceeds going to charity. All the volunteers are what help keep the tournament running smoothly and they are to be commended for their efforts. Keith Erickson donated a custom cue for the raffle which

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On behalf of the staff at KC’s Midway, we would like to thank all the people who took part in the fundraiser for Mike Carey. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $1,757 for the family. This is an accumulative total from donations, tournament entries, raffles and the silent auction. Everyone was so giving and supportive that it was a pleasure to host such an event. Special thanks go out to all the people who donated the prizes, food and time for this event. Inez from The Living Room donated a beautiful stein from their collection. Anton Renz donated two pilsner glasses that were absolutely gorgeous, as well as helped us set up the event. Greg Zabel donated a collector’s edition Budweiser stein from 1990. Joe Evinger, who took first place in the tournament, donated his winnings to Cameron Carey. It was a beautiful Outlaw pool stick donated by Kraig and Carol Pauli. Most of the food was donated by someone who wishes to remain anonymous, but thanks go out to them as well. Also a local artist donated some of her work, which was beautifully crafted, for the silent auction. All in all, the day was a great success, and we thank everyone for their contributions. We will be dedicating the Halloween Sharking tournament to the memory of Mike Carey, and will be donating the proceeds from the tournament each year to the family. Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support through this tough time. Sincerely, The staff and owners of KC’s Midway Bar & Grill

Sc holar ship Oppor tunities Scholar holarship Opportunities The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2009 scholarship awards. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is administered annually under the direction and guidance of the BEF Board of Trustees. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2009 and can be downloaded by going to the BEF website at www.BilliardEducation.org. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship (one $5,000 scholarship awarded over a two-year term) and Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (seven individual scholarships at $1,000 each). The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education. For more information about the BEF, please visit www.BilliardEducation.org, contact Laura Smith at 303.926.1039, or e-mail info@BilliardEducation.org.

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6. Play your way out of it. Commit to figuring out what the problem is. Is your speed off? Missing long straight shots? Forgetting to play safe when the opportunity presents itself? Perform some drills and fine tune these weak spots. Attack these vulnerable areas and round out your game. I am gratified to see a player shooting shots they missed after a match rather than seeing a player shooting and making their favorite shot over and over. It can be difficult to address the source of a slump, but hard work can prevail. It is important to remember there are some growing pains to endure as you become a better player. When you eventually recover from the slump, you will be back in the game. You may have gained mental toughness or made a slight adjustment to your pool stroke. Remember why you love the game and that improving your skills is a dividend that will pay off for years. Mike Fieldhammer, Professional Billiard Instructor www.billiardcoach.com 612.802.0519 Mike is a full time tournament player and professional billiard instructor. He is available for private instruction or group clinics and events. Mike is a certified PAT examiner, a Billiard Congress of America Certified Instructor, and an ACS Certified Coach/Instructor. Gift Certificates Available

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Eagles Women’s Doubles

From: Dick Jones, Events Coordinator/ Manager

Loreen Carey

This tournament was played Saturday November 8, 2008 at Eagles Club #326 in beautiful downtown Bozeman, Montana. We did have a starting field of 13 teams. We would have had a lot more teams but this tournament conflicted with a tournament in Billings.

Tina Hansen

December 2008 1st

$150

Tina Hansen Loreen Carey 2nd $100 Katie / Annie 3rd $70 Elaine / Pam (Yes Elaine you finally made the money) 4th $40 Barba / Marnie To all you pool players out there, thank you for supporting our tournaments

Chip Pool Classic From: Dick Jones, Events Coordinator/Manager

Final Standings for the “Chip Classic Pool Tournament held at Eagles Club #326 Bozeman, Montana. This tournament was held Saturday October 25, 2008 with a great turnout of 43 players. A special Thank You goes out to all the players t h a t showed up and our 27 YEAR SPONSOR a d d e d CHARTER MEMBER m o n e y sponsors.

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For those of you who might have missed the explanation of what a “Chip” Pool Tournament is I will quickly explain it to you. The game is 8Ball, Singles. When you pay Shawn Spence your $10 entry fee, you receive 5 poker style chips. The format is a race to ONE (1) (an absolutely brutal game).

Anyone can win. If you win, you stay on the same table and wait for your next opponent. You are paid immediately for every game you win, instant gratification. If you lose, you must turn in one of your chips to the tournament director and then wait to be assigned to another table. The winner of course is the p layer with any chip/s left. Every player won at least one game. Everybody made money. What’s left of the prize fund is paid out to the final four players. 1st $80 Shawn Spence 2nd $60 Dan Hamper 3rd $40 Tina Hansen 4th $20 Lee Hedglin To all you pool players out there, thank you for supporting our tournaments.

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This tournament was played Saturday September 20 at Eagles Club #326, downtown Bozeman, Montana. What a great turnout we had. Twentythree teams came to the Eagles Club to play a little pool. 1st $220 Vaughn Everly / Teresa Johnson 2nd $160 Seth King / Becka Larkin 3rd $105 Jeff Grinwis / Gina 4th $55 Mike Akerlow / Cat Hansen To all you pool players out there, thank you for supporting our tournaments.

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NCS Qualifiers Bobby Begey and Danny Clark AURORA, CO Rack’em Billiards Sports Bar hosted and NCS Qualifier November 15th and 16th. Twenty-two of the areas best pool players showed up to win the qualifier and an entry into the National 8-Ball Championship with a prize fund of $32,000 to be held in 2009. Rack’em was generously paying the entry for the first two places and the luck players were Bobby Begey and Danny Clark.

St ra ight Pool Stra raight Bob Zack came in first and Jonathan Hahn came in 2nd in the November 1st Sunday 14.1 Tournament at Sam’s Billiards. Bob had the high run of 41, edging out Jonathan’s high run of 37. There were 5 other runs of 20 or more from the 18 players in the tournament. The new Super Aramith Pro balls from Bob Zack D i a m o n d Billiards were put into play for the first time. What a difference! The old Centennials had 40 years of wear, so the size difference was substantial. Many thanks to Sam Rabito, Diamond Billiards, and Sam’s Billiards for getting us the deal. Thanks also to Buzz Poleson for building a cabinet to store them. Since this tournament ran longer than normal, Sam Rabito and Jeremy Johnson agree to split the cash for the 3rd and 4th place spots. The final results were as follows: 1st 2nd

$75 $60

3-4

$35

Bob Zack Jonathan Hahn Sam Rabito Jeremy Johnson

High Run: 41 - Bob Zack The next 1st Sunday of the month tournament at Sam’s Billiards will be December 7.


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AWBT’s Final 2009 Stop $500 Added WPBA Qualifier at Metro Sportz Bar Presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues from: Dawn & Kristie, Co-Directors

Twenty women played in the AWBT’s last stop of the 2009 season. This tournament was a $500 added WPBA Qualifier held at Metro Sportz Bar on November 1st and 2nd! The winner would receive a paid invite to a 2009 WPBA Classic Event yet to be determined. This event was presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues. Holly Sholes and Susan “Madhatter” Mello met up in the hot-seat match. Holly earned her way to the hot-seat match by defeating the following opponents: Samm Diep (7-3), Sarah Geoghan (7-2), Terri JohnsonBack row (l to r) Holly Sholes, Nicole Keeney, Sarah Geoghan, Kristin Haney McCauley (7-5) and Barbara Lee (7- Front row (l to r) Samm Diep, Susan Williams, Nina Tagley, Susan Mello (not pictured) 1). Mello had a bye in the first round, losers bracket. Since this was a then earned her way to the hot-seat match by defeating the following true double elimination tournament, opponents: Susan Williams (7-6), Nina Tagley (7-5), Michelle Micik (7-6). Kristie would have to beat Jeri two Holly beat Mello for the sets-race to 4. Congratulations to hot-seat (7-3). Mello went Kristie for the win (4-0 and 4-1) and on to play Nicole Keeney $40 and to Jeri for 2nd place and in the semi final match. It $25! was a tight match, with the The AWBT also held a raffle for a score tied 5-5, a scratch beautiful J. Pechauer custom cue by Mello allowed Nicole to valued at $500!! Congratulations to win the next game which Bill Garrett for winning this put her on the hill first. awesome cue! I’m so jealous! Then a mistake on the 7 Thanks to everyone for buying ball by Nicole allowed tickets and supporting the AWBT! Mello to win the next game We raised $202 with this raffle. which caused the match A HUGE thanks goes out to the to tie again at 6-6. Mello entire staff at Metro Sportz Bar! won the semi final match They took great care of us! This is and earned the right to such an awesome facility! They challenge Holly Sholes in have great food, lots of huge TV’s, the finals. 10-9ft tables and too many bar-box The finals were between tables to count! We love playing here! Holly Sholes and Susan We hope to see you all at our annual “Madhatter” Mello. Since Holly Sholes membership meeting which will be this was a true double held on Saturday, December 13th, at elimination tournament, Mello would have to beat Holly two sets-race to 7. 1pm at Kolby’s Korner Pocket in Holly made it to the hill first with the score 6-4. Mello won the next two Tempe. We will be voting on many games which tied it up hill-hill. Mello won the next game to win the set and issues affecting the members, so on to the 2nd match they went. Holly got off to a quick 4-1 lead. Susan your participation is highly won the next two games which put her back in the game with the score of encouraged! Top 8 Ladies 1st $305 Holly Sholes 2nd $205 Susan Madhatter Mello 3rd $135 Nicole Keeney 4th $95 Susan Williams 5/6 $60 Samm Diep Serving all of Arizona Kristin Haney Tired of playing at the same level? 7/8 $40 Sarah Geoghan Trust a BCA instructor and a Proud Member of the SPF family Nina Tagley

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3-4. Holly came right back and won the next three games to win the match, the tournament and the $500 paid entry into a 2009 WPBA Classic Event! This tournament was also the deciding factor as to who would be crowned the 2008 AWBT Regional Tour Champion! It was a close race right up to the finish, but with her 3rd place finish, Nicole Keeney pulled out the points needed (135) to win the whole tour! This means that Nicole receives an unpaid invitation to all 2009 WPBA Classic Events! Congratulations Nicole on your huge accomplishment! We’ll be rooting for you all the way! Six ladies came back on Sunday to play in the free second chance event! Jeri Engh won the hot seat and Kristie Ortega came thru the

Nicole Keeney Tour Champion


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At first glance, eight-ball is a far different style game from nine-ball. “I compare it to a chess match,” he said. “You have to think through your shots carefully, always looking ahead. It’s a far different approach from the one taken in 9-ball.” To win at eight-ball a player needs to make a ball or two on the break and get a roll now and then. “And in a big tournament there is always that one match that’s tight,” he admits. “If you can get through that one, you’re in good shape.” Marc has come out on top of his share of tough matches over the years. In addition to capturing the Rugby tournament, he’s won other regional tournaments. And in 2001, he won the singles title an a large international tournament in Las Vegas. Two years earlier he was a member of a fiveman team from Fargo that won the team title. And the women’s team from Fargo also was tourney champion. That is the only time that has happened, he said.

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Oelslager was one of the top Fargo area teen pool players, and following high school he went to Chicago to work for a cue maker and to also refine his game. Eventually, he would enroll at St. Cloud State University in St Cloud, Minn., graduating with a degree in Business Administration. It was there where Marc also won the ACUI national pool title in 1991 - the equivalent of an NCAA title. In 1992, Oelslager opened Billiards on Broadway - a pool hall, bar and restaurant in Fargo. Today he’s married and has an eight-year-old son who is starting to get interested in pool. “It¹s fun to help him along,” he said. And perhaps one day there will be another Oelslager competing for the ‘Shootout’ title.

MENS TOP 32 1 Marc Oleschager 2 Stan Toureangeau 3 John Brown 4 Ryan Solleved 5 Rory Hendrickson 6 Felix Beardy 7 John Traverse 8 Jerod Spence 9 Mike Fieldhammer 10 Paul Chilcout 11 John Thorson 12 Clarence Davis 13 Robert Pulver 14 Tony Hilla 15 Layne Opstedal 16 Ken Azure 17 George Goodburn 18 Glenn Henrikson 19 Dusty Geller 20 Jim Williams 21 Jeff Nadenn 22 Dan Fisher 23 Jami Plata 24 Cornell McLean 25 Mike Nerby 26 Chris Halkyard 27 Frank Howe 28 Tyler Perry 29 Tom Kaminski 30 Eric Longie 31 Wade Odegard 32 Caleb Schumacker WOMENS TOP 4 1 Samm Diep 2 Julie Brunelle 3 Rachel Wentz 4 Sharon Morrison CONSULATION 1 Dean Flanders 2 Moe Bashir 3 Brent Donahue 4 Buck Herman 5 Dieter Bonas 6 Joe Kluka 7 Chase Gunwell 8 Kyle Opstedal

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Golden Fleece Billiard King academic BilliaRds collective The Academic Billiards Collective is an organization that local teachers, billiards industry figures and community members are forming in response to pressure from the largest budget cuts seen in our schools in decades. Here’s a link to a Las Vegas Review Journal article about the first pool table donation of 9 9' D i a m o n d Tables we received: www.lvrj.com/ news/15581222.html. Our Board of Directors includes myself, John Kutcher owner of Pool Sharks in Las Vegas, Steve Thyfault publisher of Cues, News and Brews based in Las Vegas, Maridee Cooper local leading journalist on women’s billiards in Las Vegas. If you’ve heard of the B.E.T.T.E.R. Play Billiards Program that was active in the Dallas area for some years until recently, then our program should seem similar. We’ve based our organization, loosely, on theirs. We’ve started billiards clubs at various high schools and middle schools in The Clark County School District which is the 5th largest school district in the US servicing Las Vegas and the surrounding mountain area. In the spirit of a “collective,” the ABC has a goal to keep all industry

aspects closely involved in the formation of this endeavor partnering with several pool leagues, including: TAP Las Vegas (HS 8 ball), Southern Nevada 9 Ball Tavern Owners Association the local BCA league (HS 9 ball), and Las Vegas APA (middle school 8 ball and 9 ball) to accomplish the goals of keeping kids in s c h o o l , motivating them to keep grades up in order to participate, and introduce them to the game of pool. We’ve reached out to community businesses like the Indian Springs Casino, in Indian Springs, NV, where the ABC is based, to help with the program. They’ve allowed us to place one our donated tables on their game room floor to run tournaments and share coin revenue (see attached flyer) We’re finding a little success working with DonorsChoose.org to help equip our club but it comes slowly. A link to our first proposal: http://www.donorschoose.org/ donors/proposal.html?id=211975 For more information contact: Brad Combs Academic Billiards Collective, President Indian Springs Schools Art and Photography 400 Sky Road Indian Springs, NV 89018

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WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS

December 2008

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

Colo

DA Y DAY Mondays

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

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

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

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WASHINGTON

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

PHONE (253) 952-2302 (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (360) 694-3114 (425) 258-9465 (253) 298-2259 (253) 581-2580 (425) 776-1833 (253) 863-2905 (253) 512-6898 (360) 957-0065 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (425) 603-9001 (253) 262-8437 (509) 460-7203 (360) 794-7878 (360) 455-0352 (425) 258-9465 (425) 908-7332 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (360) 256-1110 (253) 584-1919 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (360) 862-9054 (253) 863-2905 (360) 695-1854 (360) 256-1110 (253) 262-8437 (360) 783-4071 (253) 512-6898 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (360) 455-0352 (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110

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

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

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WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS

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DA Y DAY Saturday

CITY Sheridan

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PHONE (307) 751-1609

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball

ENTRY $10

ADDED $100 w/16

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

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

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

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DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Kalispell Three Forks Wednesdays Kalispell Saturdays Kalispell Sundays Belgrade Butte

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

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

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

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ADDED Matching

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

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

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9-Ball Hdcp race to 6 SE

$10

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

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

$25 w/16+

$50 $75 $50

Break Pot

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

8-Ball DE

$7

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

Call $12 $20 $20 $15

$500 Break Pot $$$

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

8-Ball race to 2/2 DE

$10

Break Pot

12:30PM

9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9 Ball Open

$20 $15

$500 Break Pot

8:00PM Noon

$50 w/16

$5/player to $150

7:30PM

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

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

ADDED

House Matches

$$$ $$$ House Matches

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

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


December 2008

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

30 DA TE DATE Dec 5-8 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 7 Dec 9-14 Dec 13 Dec 13-14 Dec 13-14 Dec 20 Dec 20 Dec 20-21 Dec 20-21 Dec 20-21 Dec 27-28 Dec 31 Jan 2-4 Jan 3-4 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 9-11 Jan 10 Jan 10-11 Jan 10-11 Jan 10-11 Jan 10-11 Jan 17 Jan 17-18 Jan 17-18 Jan 17-18 Jan 17-18 Jan 17-18 Jan 24 Jan 24-25 Jan 28 Feb 5-8 Feb 7 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 7-8 Feb 7-8 Feb 8 Feb 14 Feb 14-15 Feb 21 Feb 21-22 Feb 25 Feb 28-Mar 1 Feb 28-Mar 1 Mar 9-15 Mar 25-29 Apr 11-12

CITY Reno, NV Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Reno, NV Northglenn, CO Bellflower, CA Longview, WA Portland, OR Medford, OR San Francisco, CA Las Vegas, NV Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Butte, MT Great Falls, MT Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Helena, MT Salem, OR Everett, WA Honolulu, HI San Leon, TX Las Vegas, NV Medford, OR Longview, WA Kenmore, WA Sacramento, CA Mtn View, CA Sacramento, CA Bozeman, MT San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Shelton, WA Helena, MT Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Everett, WA Portland, OR Bozeman, MT Phoenix, AZ Medford, OR Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Bozeman, MT San Francisco, CA Lincoln City, OR Shelton, WA Everett, WA

LOCA TION LOCATION Sands Regency (See ad Nov) Hard Times (See ad 8) Hard Times (See ad 8) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p23) Sands Regency (See ad Nov) Colorado Cue Club (See ad p23) Hard Times (See ad p7) Cadillac Island (See ad p23) Greak Village (See ad p2) Rack’em (See ad p4) Billiard Palacade (See ad p17) Mickey’s (See ad p8) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Family Billiards (See ad p31) Billiard Palacade (See ad p17) Cinz (See ad p15) 8 Ball In (See ad p32) Hard Times (See ad 8) Hard Times (See ad 8) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p23) Edge Casino (See ad p4) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Soundview (See ad p11) Hawaiian Brians (See ad p7) Casper’s (See ad p7) Pool Sharks (See ad p8) Rack’em (See ad p4) Cadillac Island (See ad p23) GoldenFleece (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p8) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Hard Times (See ad p8) Eagles Club #326 (See ad p20) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Billiard Palacade (See ad p17) Western BCA (See ad p31) Edge Casino (See ad p4) Hard Times (See ad 8) Hard Times (See ad 8) Classic’s (See ad p8) Soundview (See ad p11) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 23) Eagles Club #326 (See ad p20) Bullshooters (See ad p7) Rack’em (See ad p4) CA Billiard Club (See ad p25) Billiard Palacade (See ad p17) Eagles Club #326 (See ad p20) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Western BCA (See ad p31) PACS (See ad p2) Soundview (See ad p11)

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EVENT / RULES USPPA Pro Am One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool Reno Open 9-Ball Big Guns Shootout NCS 8-Ball Qualifier 9-Ball Open Customer Appreciation Party 9-Ball Limit 16 9-Ball Open Race 6/DE NCS 8-Ball Qualifier Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped Traynor Memorial Doubles 3 Man Team Round Robin One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 8-Ball Helena Bar Box 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Mixed Scotch 4 Person Team NCS 8-Ball Qualifier NCS 8-Ball Qualifier NCS 8-Ball Qualifier 9-Ball Limit 16 8-Ball Open NCS 8-Ball Qualifier NCS 8-Ball Qualifier Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball NCS 8-Ball Qualifier 9-Ball Open One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Open Singles/Teams Bud Sautter Memorial Dbls One Pocket 9-Ball NCS 8-Ball Qualifier Limit 32 8-Ball Everett Women’s Invitational Straight Pool Sweetheart Mixed Doubles NCS 8-Ball Qualifier 9-Ball Limit 16 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped Women’s MT State Dbls One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Regionals Singles/Teams Regional Champ. at Little Creek 8-Ball Everett Open Invitational

ENTR Y ENTRY $100 $20 $25 $15 $150 $60+$20 $50/$30 $40+$10 g.f. $25 $50 incl g.f. $60 incl. g.f. $25 / $25 $25 each $20 $50/team $100/team $20 $25 $15 $40+g.f. $10 $125 $100 incl g.f. $65 $60 incl. g.f. $25 $40+$10 g.f. $40 incl. g.f. $80/$40 $25 / $25 $80/$40 $25 incl. g.f. $25 each $20 Varies $40 Team $20 $25 $60 incl g.f. $125 $15 $20/team $60 incl. g.f. $25 $25 / $25 $20 $20/team $25 each Varies Varies $125

ADDED $22,000 $300 $500 $26,500 $1,000 Guar $500 $500 w/48 $500 payout $2000 $500 $400 each $300 ea w/32 $200 $500 $2500 w/18T $300 $500

$1000+ $200 $750 Call $1500 $1000 $500 payout $500 w/48 $1250 $1000 $400 each $1,000 $200 $300 ea w/32 $200 $4,000 Guar $300 $300 $500 $500 $750 $200 $800 Guar. $500 payout $400 each $200 $600+ $300 ea w/32 $26,000 Guar $12,500 $750

TIME Call Noon Noon 11:00AM Call Noon Call Noon Call Noon 2:00PM Call 1:00PM 1:00PM Call 8:00PM 10:00AM Noon Noon 11:00AM 8:00PM 10:00AM Call Call Call 11:00AM Noon Noon Call 11:30AM 1:00PM Call 11:00AM 1:00PM Call Log on Noon Noon Noon Call Call 11:00AM 11:00AM Call Noon 1:00PM Call 10:00AM 1:00PM Log on Call Call

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