Page 1


TAP Nationals

2012 U.S.

Brian Parks

Cue Ball results Colorado State Championships Keith McCready Interview

Give a gift that doesn’t suck.

The patented Simonis X-1® chalk dust removal tool

U.S. Patent # D644,704

® w w w . s i m o n i s c l o

w w w . a r a m2012 i t h- The . c Break o m November 3

Directory Contents



43 15 29 16 32 29 9

2 201 .S. U














25th of each Month - CALL IF LATE

40,41 42


a Brian P

tate ado S ps Color ampionshi hC Keith ady e McCr terview In

The Break is a monthly publication, dedicated to the advancement of the sport of pool and to promoting enthusiasm and encouragement among the players at all levels, regardless of their league affiliation, in addition to recognizing those businesses who support them all. The opinions expressed are those of the author or advertiser and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Break or its staff. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material submitted for publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher. © 2012 The Break


4 14 32 12 13 37 37 35

4 The Break - December 2012

TAP ls na Natio Ba l Cue results


3 32 18 44 17 2 37 27 3 37 6,42

Cover Photo courtesy of: APA


Publisher/Editor Don “Cheese” Akerlow Marketing Director Mary Akerlow Layouts & Design Erica Senf Don “Cheese” Akerlow Mary Akerlow

es e”

30 36 36 36 43 11 36 11 16 38 11 34 16 37 37 28 34 38 28 10 38 38 28 25 38 36 33 34 37 11 36 36 28 33 38 28 32 33 33 37 34 36 38 34 34 38 37 37 28 37


PLACES PEOPLE PLAY 12 Days of Christmas 4th Plain Tavern Vancouver, WA 7-11 Bar Las Vegas, NV Ballad Town Billiards Forest Grove, OR Bar Table Championships Reno, NV Batter’s Up Salt Lake City, UT Black Diamond Spokane, WA Black Star Tacoma, WA Broken Arrow Manhattan, MT Broken Rack Emeryville, CA BZ’s Sports Bar Burien, WA California Billiard Club Mtn View, CA Cat’s Paw Bozeman, MT Cattails Lounge Williston, ND Charley’s Pub Fircrest, WA Classic Billiards Portland, OR Cue Ball, The Salem, OR D & R Spirits Ogden, UT Danny’s Midway Marysville, WA Derby City Classic Elizabeth, IN Diamond Billiards Reno, NV Doc’s Tavern Ocean Park, WA Eagles Club Bozeman, MT Family Billiards San Francisco, CA Frankie’s Olympia, WA Greek Village Portland, OR Hi Way Lounge Alexander, ND Jake’s Bar & Grill Salem, OR Jointed Cue Sacramento, CA K C Midway Oregon City, OR Latitude 84 Tacoma, WA Legion Bozeman, MT Log Cabin Bar Sumner, WA Malarkey’s Tacoma, WA Molly Brown Bozeman, MT Nitehawk Portland, OR O’Finnigan’s Everett, WA Oasis Pocatello, ID Pocket, The Boise, ID Pocket, The Idaho Falls, ID Pub 181 Gresham, OR Rackem Medford, OR Ringo’s Bar & Grill Beaverton, OR Rodders Oregon City, OR Sam’s Billiards Portland, OR Schooners Lakewood, WA Silver Dollar Coos Bay, OR Soundview Everett, WA Spot Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA Underground Beaverton, OR ORGANIZATONS BCAPL/CSI Henderson, NV BEF Diablo Valley Pool League CA New World Billiards CA Pacific ACS WA/OR Rocky Mountain Gaming Bozeman, MT Western BCA WA/OR BILLIARD SUPPLIES Aramith Libertyville, IL Buffalo Billiards Petaluma, CA Cue & Case St Augustine, FL CueStix International Lafayette, CO Lucasi Hybrid St Augustine, FL McDermott Menomonee Falls, WI Mueller Lincoln, NE PureX St Augustine, FL Simonis Libertyville, IL Sure Shot Billiards Richland, WA Tiger Products Burbank, CA INSTRUCTION/SERVICES Billiard Directory Index Bob Jewett Mark “Dr Popper” Dimick Melissa Little Monk, The Platis Law Firm Lynwood, WA Pool On TV/Computer Subscription POOL TOURNAMENTS Weekly Tournament Trail

***NEW ADDRESS*** On The Break News P.O. Box 1566 Bozeman, MT 59771

Phone 1-406-285-3099

WPBA Jasmin

12/16/2012 WPBA Tour Championship Semifinal #1 - 10:30 AM Semifinal #2 - 11:30 AM Finals - 12:30 PM


Ouschan is 2012 WPBA Tour Champion By Skip Maloney - Photo courtesy of Jasmin Ouschan, entering the 2012 WPBA Tour Championships at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon on the weekend of November 8-11, was seeded at # 8. Her opponent in the finals, Karen Corr came in at #7. Together, in early rounds, and in the singleelimination semifinals, they had downed the # 1 and # 2 seeds in the tournament, Allison Fisher and Ga Young Kim, twice. Ouschan prevailed in the finals over Corr to claim the tour championship title that had drawn 48 entrants to the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. In early double elimination rounds, Ouschan had defeated Vicki Paski 9-1, Jana Montour 9-3, and in their first of two meetings, downed Fisher 9-6. This put her in the last double elimination match against Jennifer Baretta, who'd survived an opening round, double hill match against Joanne Ashton and gone on to defeat Brittany Bryant 9-4, and Kim White-Newsome 9-2. Corr, in the meantime, defeated Jessica Barnes 9-2, Xiaoting Pan 9-7 and in their first of two, Ga Young Kim 9-7. This set her up to face Kelly Fisher, who'd advanced past Melissa Little 9-3,Vivian Villarreal 9-2, and Nicole Keeney 9-3. Ouschan sent Baretta to the loss side 9-1, advancing to the semifinals where she'd meet up again with Allison Fisher. Corr, in the meantime, survived a double hill battle against Kelly Fisher, also advancing to the semifinals and a second meeting against Ga Young Kim. On the loss side, Ga Young Kim began her trip back to those semifinals with a 9-4 win over Line Kjorsvik, followed it with a 9-1 victory over Monica Webb and downed Barretta 9-5, for her second chance against Corr. Fisher (Allison) survived a double hill battle against Mary Rakin, and at 8 o'clock on Saturday night, squared off against a familiar face, Jeannette Lee. Two hours later, after eliminating Lee 9-6, she faced another familiar face in fellow Fisher, Kelly. She shut Kelly out for her second shot at Ouschan. On Sunday afternoon, just after 1 o'clock (PST), Ouschan took her second set against Fisher (Allison) 7-3. Just after 3 p.m., Corr took her second set against Ga Young Kim 7-5, and the race-to-7 finals was on. Ouschan chalked up four racks, including a first and fourth game break-and-run, before Corr got on the board. When Ouschan rattled a 5-ball in a hole in game five, Corr jumped on it, and ran the table. With an open look at the 1-ball on Corr's subsequent dry break, Ouschan re-established her four-game lead at 5-1. Corr would win two more, to pull within three at 6-3, but Ouschan was on the hill, and sunk the 9-ball, top corner, breaking the 10th rack to claim the event title.

At the event, Jana Montour was named as the WPBA's Rookie of the Year. Teruko Cuccelelli, who improved her ranking by 17 slots in the past year, was named as the association's Most Improved Player. WPBA President Tamre Rogers expressed appreciation for all of the association's fans, venues, and sponsors, including the APA, Diamond Tables, Delta-13 Racks, Simonis and Aramith. While negotiations are ongoing for venue locations to host the WPBA's Regional Tour Championships, expected to be held in January of 2013, the site for the WPBA Masters is already set. That tournament will be held from February 6-10 at the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino in Mount Pleasant, MI. 1st $10,000 2nd $5,500 3rd $3,000 5th $2,100 7th $1,850 9-12 $1,600 13-16 $1,350

Jasmin Ouschan Karen Corr Allison Fisher, Ga Young Kim Jennifer Barretta, Kelly Fisher Jeanette Lee, Monica Webb Niccole Kenney, Lin Kjorsvik, Mary Rakin, Kim White Newsome Vivian Villarreal, Xiaoting Pan, Jana Montour, Brittany Bryant

December 2012 - The Break 5

6 The Break - November 2012

Damian Pongpanik wins the Malarkey's Thanksgiving 9Ball Classic.

k r a e l y a ’ s M

Thanksgiving 9 Ball Classic This is the second big tournament Damian has won at Malarkey's in the past few years, and if I had to take a guess, he is not finished taking home the first place money in future events!!!!! "I'll make ya a bet, that I possibly will be out in two", is what Damian said to me when he signed up for the tournament. "I havent been playing"!!! Everyone knows who plays this game, sometimes its good to take a break. Well, it definately was a good break for Damian. He played stellar the entire weekend with wins over Jeff Jimenez,Steve Pulido,Paul Marquez,Jay Siongo,Ken Bower, & Stan Tourangeau. Damian and Stan played for the hot seat, and Damian prevailed winning 7-1. Stan battled back to the finals by winning the B side point match against Dan Louie, with Mr Louie finishing in 3rd. The finals was Damian & Stan matching up again. Stan having to beat Damian two races to 7, but it was not to be. Damian won the first set 7-5. Congratulations Damian!!! And to all the players who placed in one of the toughest tournaments in the area!!!!! This player would like to thank Clark Smith, owner of Malarkeys,Seth and the staff for all their help. It makes running one

of the biggest weekend tournaments in the area much easier. Special thanks to Cindy Sliva for her help, "Thanks girl". And last but not least, thanks to all the players, even though I might not show it all the time, lol, you guys make it fun. Thanks, ASM 1st $1400 2nd $800 3rd $500 4th $370 5/6 $225 7/8 $200 9/12 $170 13/16 $150

Damian Pongpanik Stan Tourangeau Dan Louie Paul Marquez Ken Bower/ Tom Akin Don Wirtaman/Eddie Mataya Lance Mason/Harold Prine/Ed Hobbs/Jay Siongo Michael S. Jensen/Jing Gicoso/ Jr Sardoncillo/Eddie Carrido

1st 2nd


$150 $50

December 2012 - The Break 7


Montana State 8 Ball


he 2012 Montana State 8 Ball Tournament was held in Billings November the 2nd -4th. We had a record number of players this year with an extremely high turn out from out of town players. A lot of feedback form players stating how glad they were to have a big tournament to play in as there does not seem to be as many in Montana as years past. Having a great host like Bullwackers Billiards really helps make this happen. I am pleased to say the folks at Bullwackers were very happy with the tournament and look forward to 2013. Due to size of the tournament thanks to The Eagles Lodge and The American Legion in Billings for helping with some tables. All in all a great week end with some tremendous pool, great weather and a lot of pool fellowship. Now the results. Patrick Ferryman from Missoula won the Men's A Division by playing very steady and had some nice run outs. He had to as the competition was excellent. Britton Schwartzer from Livingston had his best tournament as runner-up. In the final he beat Patrick the first set in a hill hill match and then Patrick won the final set also hill hill. Jason Ellison from Miles City had his best tournament taking third place. Linda Asleson from Billings won her third straight Women's State

8 The Break - December 2012


title (6th overall) by her continued strong play. Stephanie Barnes from Great Falls was the 2012 runner-up with her best performance in the State tournament, her day will come as she continues to get better. Sky Cristodora from Bozeman played well as always and finished third. David Smith from Columbia Falls took the Men's B title in a very competitive B field. He bested Bruce Montgomery from Butte in the championship and Kevin Kalland from Billings finishing a strong third. Steve Lesmeister from Billings won his third Senior's title (Next year the Classic division) edging out Dan Bummer from Laurel and 3rd went to Randy Howard from Billings. This division gets bigger every year (and tougher) and no one has more fun than these guys. The team events were held on Friday Nate Neergaard team took there second team title and Wade Hudson team claimed there second straight mixed title (good thing those girls held you up Wade). Next year Luke McFarren will become Co Tournament Director with Doug Asleson who will be running his final State Tournament. After 12 years it is time. I can not believe all the wonderful people I have met from this great State of Montana, it has been a pleasure. I will be here one more year to great you all in 2013.

Montana State 8 Ball


MENS A SINGLES 1st 800 Patrick Ferryman Missoula 2nd 600 Britton Schwartzer Livingston 3rd 450 Jason Ellison Billings 4th 350 Richard Campbell Billings 5th 250 Wade Hudson Billings Seth King Bozeman 7th 150 T R Olson Havre Lyle Cusson Butte 9th 75 MikeWipf Lewistown Bob Gray Missoula Dave Willis Miles City Nate Neergard Bozeman MENS B SINGLES 1st 450 David Smith Columbia Falls 2nd 350 Bruce Montgomery Butte 3rd 250 Kevin Kalland Billings 4th 200 Mike Eyre Livingston 5th 150 Jamie White Miles City Tim Burrows Billings 7th 100 Sherman Talks Different Missoula Johnny Wisnewski Whitefish 9th 50 Sam Bellew Billings Harvey Campbell Wolf Point Tracy Bratcher Great Falls Bob Thiessen Billings

OPEN TEAM 1st Nate Neergaard Mke Schaff Dave Seavey Dave Custer 2nd Jim Winter Tom Milkiewicz Tony Martino Seth King 3rd Bob Gray Patrick Ferryman MIXED TEAM 1st Wade Hudson Darrin Frickel Candace Kamps Molly Jones 2nd Dan Bummer Darrel Frickel Linda Asleson Sue Miller

WOMENS SINGLES 1st 600 Linda Asleson Billings 2nd 450 Stephanie Crawford Great Falls 3rd 350 Sky Cristodora Bozeman 4th 275 Misti Debates Bozeman 5th 175 Candace Kamps Bozeman Amanda Smith Bozeman 7th 100 Cat Hansen Bozeman Lori Warnell Billings SENIORS SINGLES 1st 340 Steve Lesmeister Billings 2nd 255 Dan Bummer Laurel 3rd 170 Randy Howard Billings 4th 85 Darrel Frickel Laurel

Bozeman Bozeman Bozeman Bozeman Billings Billings Billings Bozeman Missoula Missoula Billings Laurel Bozeman Bozeman Laurel Laurel Billings Billings

December 2012 - The Break 9

Pacific ACS Regional Championship 8th Annual

WOMEN’S TEAM The skies were grey and the winds high on the coast of Washington as Pacific ACS held their 8th annual regional championships at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino at Ocean Shores. The first three days were kind of stormy outside which was just fine with the players as a lot of pool needed playing. The staff at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino was great and our players enjoyed their time at the Beach and the great food. As usual things start off with Scotch Doubles and the introduction of triple elimination in the scotch open was an interesting experiment that most found appealing but also challenging. The Team of Judy Griffith and Ernie Bristow came through as the winners of the A side beating Omar Gravelle and Angie Meyer for the no loss point (4-1). This set up the one loss point race of Aaron Curti and Kari Truvold Vs. Omar and Angie who won (3/2) resulting in the rematch of Griffen/Bristow vs Gravelle/Meyer with Judy and Ernie coming out on top again (4-1) where they waited in the final bracket. The open finals saw Terry Whiteside and Malynne Myers coming back after their one loss (4/1) to Omar and Angie first thing in the morning and then a loss to Aaron Curti and Kari Turvold (3-0). They then faced Jerry Lawson and Susan Gray winning 3-1, followed by defeating Aaron and Kari 3-1 and then Omar and Angie 3-2 to avenge their earlier losses. This set up Terry and Malynne for the final who were ready to prove they were up to the challenge of winning 3 sets to beat Judy and Ernie. Judy and Ernie lost the first set and almost lost the second set when on the last game of the hill/hill match Terry sank the 8 ball but scratched. The Advanced scotch was a round robin that came down to the last match between the team of Andrea Saenz-Maes and Sean Gray against Larry Tulfo and his partner leading 29 points to 25 in a race to six. Andrea and Sean needed 3 wins to take first but Tulfo and his partner did not let them get any kind of edge and were up 3 to 0 in no time and went on to win 6 to 1.

158-100th St So. Tacoma, WA


Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-7 PM Pool Leagues Sun - Thurs Karaoke Wednesdays D J Dancing Fri & Sat Food Specials

Singles Nine Ball The men’s open 9 ball was a double elimination and found Mark Goodwin work his way through an experienced group. Mark a relative newcomer, showed great skill and patience besting Omar Gravelle (6-2), Doug McMullen (6-5), Nolan Pagdilao (6-3), Glenford Carrido Jr. (6-2) and Bruce Gojetta (6-2). Bruce returned to face Mark in the finals after beating Jun Pagarigan but Mark wanted the win and ended the contest undefeated. Bruce had started by winning against Brain Knapp 6-4, Butch Sodden 6-2, Larry Tulfo (6-3), Jun (6-5) then lost the point race to Mark and beat Jun (5-1) to set up the rematch final. Mark I am sure will continue to develop his skills. It was a triple elimination for the men’s Advanced division. Justin Lilje started off the day besting Sean Gray (9-6) and then defeated Edmund Carrido (9-8). Justin then got past Marlon Oliveras (9-8) to sit on the no loss point. Eddie started the day defeating Frank Rocha (9-7) but was in the one loss round on the next match against Justin. Then Eddie won his next match against Jeff Jerome (9-4) and then lost to Dan Miller (9-7). This pitted Dan against Marlon who had given him his first loss (9-4) and Marlon won the rematch with Dan (9-5). Justin found himself defeating Marlon again (9-7) putting Justin in the final with no losses. With two losses Eddie Carrido beat Frank Rocha (9-6), then Dan Miller (9-8) and then Marlon (9-3). With two losses Eddie started planning to beat Justin three times. The first match was tight with Eddie coming back from being down two games squeaking out a 9 to 7 win and then burst through the second round 9-0. The final set was a battled with Justin coming up short 9-6.

MEN’S TEAM (PACS continued on page 26)



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

801.463.4996 1717 S Main St Salt Lake City, UT Pool Tournaments Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sun Karaoke Tues at 8pm Old School Disco every Fri - Ladies Free Daily Food Specials

1003 7th St-Oregon City, OR (503) 656-9501

Monday 9-Ball FREE Entry - 7:30 $3 per player added

6 Valley + 6 Diamond Pool Tables

December 2012 - The Break 11

“The“The Viper” Viper” An Interview by:

An interview with Legendary Professional Player Keith McCready

Melissa Little

Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top-10 WPBA career finishes. Melissa is currently the housepro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Downtown Denver. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. For more information about Melissa please visit: Read more articles by Melissa Little at

VIPER: Where were you born? Keith: Oh yea… I am good at golf, baseball, football, and most Keith: I was born in 1957, in Elmhurst, Illinois - a Chicago suburb. other sports. I do all things well so its like I was born a natural and I could even run fast. In high school I was scouted out for baseball, VIPER: Where and when did you first start but I turned it down. playing pool? VIPER: Describe yourself in Keith: I was 8-years-old when my dad introduced me to the sport of billiards at three words? a local poolroom called Linbrook family Keith: Cool, calm, and deserving billiards in Anaheim, CA. At that time, VIPER: If you had to live your my dad and my older brothers were life over again, what would frequent regulars and become pretty good one thing you change about players. yourself and/or your career? A short time later, my brothers and I Keith: If I had gone by the book… then proceeded to our neighborhood friends’ I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I did in houses where they had a pool table. As my professional career, so I wouldn’t have kids we competed for hours playing 9-ball changed a thing. ring games, 5 cents paid on the 5-ball VIPER: Who influenced you pocketed and 10-cents on the winning the most in pool? 9-ball. My little gambling career really Keith: My father encouraged me the most. started when the games got up to 25 He took me to the pool hall at a really cents and 50 cents a game and the rest young age and he didn’t mind if I played truly became history. pool all day. As a matter of fact, he taught VIPER: What was your and inspired me to win and today I am biggest accomplishment in very grateful for that. the sport of billiards? VIPER: Who were/are your Keith McCready courtesy of Diana Hoppe Keith: I started off winning a lot of favorite professionals? smaller events and then in 1979 at the age Keith: When I was younger it was Larry Lisciotti and Cole of 22, I won my first 9-ball title at the Jointed Cue in Sacramento, Dickson. They were just really fun guys to be around. They had the CA. I beat Larry Hubbard in the finals. best pool stories and they both played extremely well. When I was A few years later in 1985, I won my first major; the $25,000 first younger I had an opportunity to hang out with them a lot. I would place prize at the BC Open 9-ball Championships in Binghamton, watch how they played and on my own time try to imitate all there NY beating Mike LeBron in the finals. different strokes. I wasn’t the type of player to ask for any advise. VIPER: Did you ever play in a pool league? As years went on, I learned the most from Ronny Allen because Keith: No… not really, I tried it for a year and that was the end of good or bad he could perform magic with the cue ball, especially in that. VIPER: Are you good at any other sports? Viper continued page 39

For Juniors Events, Tournament News, Sponsors, Lessons & For My Fans...

The WPBA Touring Profession 12 The Break - December 2012

DEDICATE YOURSELF I am in the Philippines working with pool players. After thirty eight years of teaching this game I find it refreshing to work with players who are dedicated to skill development. I tell a student to shoot a series of balls in a specific manner and he does it until he has mastered exactly what I sought to teach him. Knowledge in pocket billiards does not win games. It is your ability to pocket a ball that brings home first place. With students in the past it has always been “how do I make the ball?” With students in the Philippines it is “do I have the ability to make the ball?” I have always taught “ability ” more than knowledge. The difference between ability and knowledge is found in effort. Some players are content to possess the knowledge but not the skills. Skill development comes with hard work. When you ask questions you delay your learning. If I give you a series of shots to do and you spend all your time wanting me to explain why I assign them to you then you really don’t want to learn. You just want to debate. I am the instructor, you are the student so, do the work. Most students resist because they are not ready to possess the skills. They would rather talk about it than do it. I have a training manual I wrote for my Philippine players. It sells all across the Philippines and is very comprehensive. I’ve had it translated into the Tagalog language. Many of the assigned patterns have little explanations. You are required to run the table. I’ve watched students

The Monk

Tim Miller

struggle and struggle and struggle until they finally get it. You wonder why I don’t offer an explanation when they fail so often. It is because they cannot learn what I am teaching them until they complete the assignment. Then they possess the skill I am trying to impart. In this training manual I write things like, “do this pattern until you achieve an 80% success rate”. I know full well it could take three months before the student can accomplish that level of success. If I offered this training to an American student they would quit and tell their friends The Monk can’t teach. My teaching method today is hard core. I am 67 years old and I don’t have time to baby sit pool players. If you want to be world class, a strong tough player, then you need to keep quiet and do the work. My training is guaranteed to produce results because it requires your own effort which turns into experience and experience is the best teacher in pocket billiards. If you think you can dedicate yourself to two years of training, then this is the manual for you. Tens of thousands of pool players will read this article but only a handful will have the heart to commit to serious training. If you are one who has a desire to be world class and join the pro’s then email me to find out more about the Philippine Experience. You will receive the American version but pay the Philippine price! This is a limited time offer. Email me for more information.

ROAD PLAYERS TRAINING PROGRAM Win tournaments. Win matches. MAKE YOUR PRACTICE COUNT! Step by step training! 15 levels to work through! Find out more online at:

December 2012 - The Break 13


Bob Jewett

San Francisco Billiard Academy

14 The Break - December 2012

San Francisco Billiard Academy is a BCA Certified Master Academy.

Better B re a k i n g

Are you ashamed of your break shot? Do you feel it is costing you games that you would otherwise win? Here is an organized way to go about improving your break technique. The discussion is about eight ball, but a modification for nine ball is at the end. It is best to do this drill with a friend to save time on racking and to help with the scoring. This break drill gets you to focus on more than just raw power. You need to control the cue ball while getting a good spread or you will just be giving up ball in hand on well-spread tables. The idea is to score various facets of the break. This will force you to notice what you are not doing well and what you need to work on. One set of the drill is ten break shots. On each break you score points for each thing that you do correctly with up to six points per break for a possible total of 60. You get one point for each of the following on each break shot: 1. Check the rack. Make sure that at least the head ball is frozen to its two neighbors. 2. No rail contact. The cue ball should not touch a cushion. If it doesn’t get to a cushion, it can’t scratch. If you scratch on a break, the score for that break is zero. 3. Cue ball to target area. Keeping the cue ball in the middle of the table makes a shot after the break more likely. It also means that you don’t put a lot of draw or follow on the cue ball which is just wasted energy 4. No side spin. You goal is to hit the cue ball close to dead center. Don’t worry about a couple of turns but if the cue ball is spinning like a top you have wasted all that energy. 5. Ball pocketed. Sorry, you don’t get a point per ball. One is enough. 6. First shot made. A break and a miss is usually worse than no ball on the break. An exception to point 2 is if you are practicing the second ball break at eight ball. In that case you will need to hit the side cushion but try for the other parts of cue ball control. If you hit straight on the head ball the cue ball should bounce back some because the rack is collectively heavier than a single ball. A little follow will get the cue ball to skid and come to a stop as shown. A major point is to have very little spin on the cue ball. Any spin you do get reduces the power in the cue ball and consequently the speed you get into the object

Bob Jewett

balls. Zero for a scratch on the break seems a little harsh, but giving up ball in hand is the worst way to start a rack. Work to keep the cue ball away from cushions -- that’s where the pockets are -- and to get a full hit on the head ball which transfers maximum energy into the rack. If you are not hitting the head ball squarely, notice which side you favor and work on fixing it. Try breaking from both the side and the middle of the kitchen. See what’s best for you. If you want to practice your nine ball break, the scoring is about the same, but for Point 6 substitute being able to see the lowest ball on the table.



FULL NAME: Brady Behrman HOME TOWN: Albers, IL BIRTH DATE: 3/10/94 GRADE: 12th FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Small Business Management WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Lucasi Hybrid (playing & break cue) AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 8 LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: 2nd in Illinois State 8-ball OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: 4th in BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships. MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Playing Johnny Archer at Derby City Classic in 2012 and losing 7-4. I played a great set but he shot great. SPONSOR(S): Lucasi Hybrid and Cue Sports International FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Pretty much anything HOBBIES: Play pool or hang out with friends FAVORITE POOL GAME: 10-ball or 9-ball, and banks FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Darren Appleton

FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza REAL-WORLD HERO: My father, he’s the one who showed me everything I know about pool & life FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going to my dad’s pool matches with my friend Gerry, basically how I learned how to shoot. GOALS (PERSONAL AND/OR CAREER): To own my own business or pool hall


December 2012 - The Break 15

Get a Grip


Politics in the Poolroom

Now that the elections are over I thought we would all get a break from politics, boy was I wrong.These days there seems to be more and more in a place we go to escape the world. Billiards is suppose to be something that gives us pleasure and it is hard to accomplish that with all the crap that keeps going on in our sport. You all know what I am talking about, each of us has been on one side or the other, with or without our knowledge, of the who are you, do I like you, will you agree with me, or do you even rate favoritism that goes on daily. I for one am tired of this high school mentality plaguing and killing the sport I love.

At a tournament this weekend I witnessed an issue arise over highest placing woman which then turned into a big to do that never should of happened. So is this something we should be paying? And if so how do we determine who gets it? Right now there are two different ways used, games won or round out. So does someone who wins more games but maybe doesn’t win a match deserve it over someone who progresses further in the event or vise versa? This is not the only time this little detail has caused such a stir in the area. Lets set a precedence and keep to it. But in the end its the TD’s call, and thats that.

For years the billiard industry has been fighting a stigma that is no longer what we are, sadly we have replaced one with another. Long gone are the days of the smoke filled mens clubs that stained the perception of what we do. But did we have to ring in a new era being pom-pas and childish? There are great ambassadors of the game out there but shouldn’t we all strive to be one? If we are ever to raise the reputation of this sport we must start acting like we belong up there with sports such as tennis or golf and that we are professionals as well. If you are not elevating us are you bringing us down? Look at your actions and attitude and ask yourself, would I recommend or support a business where that occurs, because for a lot of players that is exactly what this is, their business.

Next is the use of the Magic Rack, to or not to? If you listen close you will probably hear people discussing this matter, it seems to be the subject of many conversations and some arguments. I have seen pros and cons of using it. It does speed up the event, you know the rack is tight and in 9-ball the 9 isn’t gonna go rocketing into the corner. But I have also seen some balls take funny rolls after rolling over it on the break. Sometimes balls end up coming to rest on it and must be moved to remove it and in a game of millimeters even little movements matter. Either way we go players just need to accept it or don’t play. We all should know the rules and equipment that will be used in the events we attend, if you choose to play then you have accepted them and there should be no complaining.

First off the favoritism, from match times to table assignments and everything in between, the rules apply to all the same. This action in it self keeps the sport from progressing because the new up and comings and social players are discouraged, not only are the behind in skill but they also have to fade this. And believe me they do see it. We must embrace, nurture,and educate them for they are the future of this game we profess to love. Is this really want we want to teach or the legacy we want to leave them. For the most part this problem falls on the tournament directors shoulders. Make your rules be firm with them and apply them to all, regardless of name. Please treat your position as a real job and act professional as you would at work. Issues of any kind should not be discussed with just anyone anywhere. If you can not help being biased then have the courtesy to step aside.

Now this one was new to me, but with so many tournaments going to rack your own I believe we need to look at a little rule that southern Cal has implemented. We all know how big the rack is in a game of 9-ball and how easy it is to let the 9 leak out in to one of the bottom two holes on the table. To counter act this So Cal now has a rule that those pockets don’t count on the break. Say what you will but there are people that are willing and do do these kinds of things and we should do what we can to stop it. With that I propose we take a page from their book and use this one ourselves.

We here in the Northwest consider ourselves a family as such we need to set standards on some of the things that cause the most stress and arguments amongst us. For the answers to these issues I ask the pool community to voice their opinion to their Tds and room owners.

Open 8 am - 2 am Daily

721 N 7th Ave Bozeman, MT

4 Pool Tables - 28 Big Screen TV’s New Safari Big Buck Hunter 406-586-3542 Golden Tee Live - Shuffleboard Brandi’s Restuarant 16 The Break - December 2012

If you would like to repond to Shari or share your own thoughts please

New 818-400-3693 World Billiards

Welcome VNEA Players

Drink Specials - Shot Specials

I want to leave you with the realism that our sport is gonna die if we don’t start giving it the respect it and the others playing deserve. All you have to do to see this already taking place is look at the rooms that have closed in the last couple of years. Will you be part of the rise or a reason for the fall?

Serves Breakfast all day

WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS House of Billiards - Sherman Oaks, CA Monday: Handicapped 9-Ball $15 entry - 7PM start - info call Plush Pocket - Northridge, CA Tuesday: Handicapped 9-Ball $15 entry - 7PM start - info call

10 Big Sreen HD TV’s

Internet Music - 2 Pool Tables Shuffleboard - Video Gaming Specials Everyday - VNEA Leagues

208 E Main - Manhattan, MT 406-284-3353 Open 10am-2am

LIMITED EDITION CUE #1-50 | 1-800-835-7665


A Global Division of Cue & Case Sales, Inc.

Ho, Ho, Ho


L ucasi H ybrid


with Purchase of Any Lucasi Hybrid Cue Above, a $369 Value Absolutely FREE


* Free Big Beulah 2 promotion applies to cues that retail for $899 and higher, a $369.99 value absolutely free. Offer vaild Nov. 10 - December 15, 2012 or while supplies last. In-stock items only no backorders.

Nov2012Hybrid_ad(9.375x11.25)TBreak.indd 1

November 2012 - The Break 17 10/29/12 9:46 PM


PureX Jump Break Cue “The thing I like most about the Pure X is the three joint construction that allows me to customize the cue length for both breaking and jumping. It has given my break extra power and my jumps have become deadly accurate.”


(tube of 5)

Predator 1080 Pure Chalk “I’ve tried a lot of chalks over the years but the Predator chalk is the best I’ve ever used.”





Pro-Series Glove “It allows my table pace to be more consistent throughout all tournament match play. The smooth material gives me a comfortable relaxed feeling. I absolutely love it and will never play without one ever again.” – SHAUN WILKIE

Cue Candy “I love it because it doesn’t mess up my tables. My Players love it because it is super silky and almost twice the size of other brands.” – GARY HATFIELD,

APA operator room owner.

 



Lucasi Jump Cue “The Lucasi Jump cue is the industry standard in the Trick Shot World. I used mine when I won the World Championship on ESPN. I always keep a Lucasi in my case.”

Pro-Series Sport Case (3b/5) “The Pro-Series style cue case I personally use, is the best case I’ve owned in years. Not only does its attractive edgy look capture everyone’s attention, but most importantly it protects your equipment with a wellconstructed, roomy design.”






(2 cue)

Tip Master 6-n-1 Tip Tool “The Tip Master is everything I need in one tool, works great and last for a long time! Plus it’s lightweight aluminum so it lasts forever. ”

Extreme Cue Holder “Extreme Cue Holder is great for when I’m playing in a tournament or bar league in a crowded area. It protects my cues from getting knocked over and damaged.”



Extreme Bridge Head “Extreme Bridge Head has 3 different positions and 8 different angles to find your perfect shot. Making the Extreme Bridge Head a must have in your case. It's space age foam leaves your cue damage free. Plus, gives you a fast, snug, easy fit every time!” – CHUCK WHITE,

Cue Time Billiards & Games. Sebring, FL.

Rack Tight “The break is the most crucial shot in any pocket billiard game. Rack tight delivers the perfect rack every time for both players. NO MORE LOOSE RACKS!” – GRACE NAKAMURA


Balance Rite Forward Weighted Cue Extension “It’s the easiest and best option to add forward balance and a few extra inches to your favorite cue. ”





Lucasi Quick Release Joint Protectors “The new aluminum joint protectors are very light weight, good looking and protect my cues great!” – IGNACIO CHAVEZ

(800) 835-7665 WWW.CUEANDCASE.COM

18 The Break - December 2012 Nov2012Access_ad(9.375x11.25)TBreak.indd 1 10/29/12 10:19 PM

BCAPL / USAPL Players Take Center Stage at the Antique Billiard Museum in Colorado Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (November 20, 2012) - The 2012 Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball BCAPL / USAPL Colorado State Championships was held November 9-11 at the Antique Billiard Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The $2,000 added inaugural Championship. Visit,, and www.playusapool. event was comprised of Scotch Doubles, Men's Singles and Women's Singles divisions. com for more information about CSI and its divisions. All three divisions were handicapped based on the BCAPL national player Results and Payouts ratings: Open, Advanced, Master and Grand Master. CueSports International would like to thank Jim Barber and his staff at SCOTCH DOUBLES the Antique Billiard Museum for their hospitality to tournament directors Bill 1st: Ruben Silva, Colorado Springs, CO/Shannon Shoemake, Colorado Springs, CO $450 Stock, Mark Griffin and all of the players. We all had a great time. Jim and staff 2nd: John Sandifer, Thornton, CO/Debbi Worcester, Thornton, CO $250 bent over backwards to accommodate all of our needs. CueSports International 3rd: John Baylor, Colorado Springs, CO/Delsa Brown, Florissant, CO $160 plans to hold two events per year at the Antique Billiard Museum. 4th: Mark Morgan, Denver, CO/Aimee Peterson, Aurora, CO $80 The Scotch Doubles event kicked off Friday evening with $500 added. 5-6th: Mike Thompson, Colorado Springs, CO/Laura Walnofer, Colorado Springs, CO $40 Twelve teams vied for the $450 first place prize. Ruben Silva and Shannon 5-6th: Woody Quezada, Longmont, CO/Tonya Haselbush, Longmont, CO $40 Shoemake of Colorado Springs took home the nice bonus for their excellent play in the finals defeating John Sandifer and Debbi Worcester of Thornton, MEN'S SINGLES Colorado. 1st : Ruben Silva, Colorado Springs, CO $1000 The singles divisions started Saturday and finished on Sunday. The Men's 2nd: John Sandifer, Thornton, CO $600 Singles division had a total purse of $2,800 and the Women's Singles division a 3rd: Frank Urbaniak, Colorado Springs, CO $400 4th: Ben Merton, Boulder, CO $200 total purse of $1000. 5-6th: Jim Calderon, Pueblo, CO $125 In the men's group, 36 players focused their efforts to pocket the tidy 5-6th: Doug James, Lakewood, CO $125 $1,000 first place prize. The last man standing was Ruben Silva of Colorado 7-8th: Wayne Arde, Simia, CO $75 Springs, pocketing the $1000 prize, with John Sandifer of Thornton, Colorado 7-8th: Marc Vidal, Aurora, CO $75 receiving $600 for second place. In the Women's Singles, Delsa Brown of 9-12th: Cecil Monge, Colorado Springs, CO $50 Florissant, Colorado prevailed as the top woman shooter of the weekend, 9-12th: Mark Morgan, Denver, CO $50 taking home an additional $450 first place for her efforts, with Terry Duncan 9-12th: Joe Ross, Colorado Springs, CO $50 of Englewood, Colorado receiving $250 for second place. 9-12th: Mike Willeford, Aurora, CO $50 To participate in BCAPL / USAPL events, players must be either a BCAPL or USAPL league member. For more information on an area BCAPL WOMEN'S SINGLES (BCA Pool League) location near you, For information 1st : Delsa Brown, Florissant, CO $450 on the USAPL (USA Pool League) visit 2nd: Terry Duncan, Englewood, CO $250 CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for 3rd: Carol James, Lakewood, CO $150 all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to 4th: Shannon Shoemake, Colorado Springs, CO $70 players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA 5-6th: Darlene Kyle, Colorado Springs, CO $40 Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar 5-6th: Debbi Worcester, Thornton, CO $40

December 2012 - The Break 19

2nd Place – Asia Cycak – Raleigh, NC

2nd Place – Daniel Gordon – ActionShot

3rd Place – Christine Honeman – Conifer, CO

3rd Place – Ernesto Bayaua – Houston, TX

5th Place – Stewart Warnock – Bardonia, NY

4th Place – Troy Jones – Muncie, IN

20 The Break - December 2012

1st Place – Brian Parks – Bakersfield, CA

1st Place – Tammie Jones – Muncie, IN

JONES & PARKS WIN U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Winner of Men’s and Women’s Divisions Advance to 2013 Pro Events

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (November 16, 2012) — The top amateur poolplayers in North America headed south to the Sunshine State in early-November to compete in the U.S. Amateur Championship. The 2012 version of the sport’s most prestigious amateur tournament featured 128 men and 32 women all with the dream of adding the title “U.S. Amateur Champion” to their billiard resume. The Men’s Division began Fri., Nov. 9 at Stroker’s in Palm Harbor, while the Women’s Division got underway Sat., Nov. 10 at the Crooked Cue in Clearwater. Both divisions came together on Sun., Nov. 11 at Stroker’s for the final rounds of competition. This year’s event featured a strong mix of U.S. Amateur Championship veterans as well as a talented pool of newcomers. In all, more than 1,700 players attempted to qualify for this year’s tournament. In the finals the of the Women’s Division, Tammie Jones of Muncie, Ind., defeated Asia Cycak of Raleigh, N.C., 9-4. “This is the tournament I’ve wanted to play in my entire career and to be able to come here and win this Championship means the world to me,” said Jones after the match. Jones relished the thought of knowing that wherever she goes, and whatever tournament she plays in, she’ll forever be known as a U.S. Amateur Champion. “The title U.S. Amateur Champion lasts forever, and that was in

5th Place – Jeff Blattel – Augusta, S.C.

my mind every single match. I wanted that title, and to be able to hold onto it forever,” she added. Jones moves on to compete in the WPBA U.S. Open next year. Cycak finished as the Runner-up in her first U.S. Amateur Championship competition. Finishing in 3rd Place was Christine Honeman of Conifer, Colo., who was also making her first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance. In the Men’s Division, former champion Brian Parks of Bakersfield, Calif., defeated Daniel Gordon of Marietta, Ga., 11-4. The victory was Parks second U.S. Amateur Championship title, having won the event in 2009 as well. “I’m just really happy. I played hard, I competed hard. I take my hat off to Dan (Gordon), he’s a great competitor,” said Parks after the victory. Parks, a U.S. Amateur Championship regular, said the victory meant even more to him the second time around given the outstanding level of competition that the U.S. Amateur Championship offers. “The competition just gets better and better. There are so many top

Championship on pg 31

December 2012 - The Break 21

9Ball 6/7 Singles-Rob Brandenburg

8Ball 7 Singles-Skylar Woodward

9Ball 4/5 Singles-Bill Varkonyi

8Ball 5 Singles-Ron Beach

8Ball 6 Singles-Gale Flick Jr

9Ball 2/3 Singles-Omar Nassif

Terry’s Allstars 8BallSingles4-AmandaKarrip

9Ball R U Kidding Me

22 The Break - December 2012

8Ball 2/3 Singles-Kevin Adams Jr.

TAP National Championships Come To An End 2012

TAP – Nationals 2012 – North Charleston, SC. TAP, LLC held its National Event, inspiring the Best of The Best . TAP's National Event was kicked off Nov. 2nd at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in Charleston N.C. TAP Corporate is happy to provide a Welcome Party for the player's who have made it there. The Best of the Best Teams from all over the USA and Canada came to play for the coveted "National Titles in 8 Ball and 9 Ball Team and Singles events". TAP's signature event "Rally Blue & Gray Dream Team event" was also held in conjunction with the Nationals. Play started on November 3rd and continued through November 6th, when the winners were awarded Blue Gray Dream Team Don’t Laugh Your Next their prizes and trophies in all events. McDermott Handcrafted Cues, TAP’s Cue Sponsor, NC (Picture) was onsite with TAP Members Only Specials, and provided instruction and sales of 2nd Place – White Hawk, PA their products. 3rd/4th Place – Big Game Hunters, PA and TAP Toronto, Canada D & D Cue Repair provided repair and cleaning of the players cues, as they do at 5th – 8th Place – Smokin Mirrors, NY; Tommy’s Sport Bar II, PA; Jacobs Gun all TAP events. Slingers, PA and Northcoast TAP Destroyers, OH Connoisseur Cues and Billy’s Billiard Supplies were also on hand at the event selling a variety of high end cues, custom cues and pool accessories. Singles 2/3 8 Ball Champion – Kevin Adams, Jr., OH Sharkin U Apparel once again provided sales of their popular demand apparel line Singles 4 8 Ball Champion – Amanda Karrip, MI and provided gift packages to each of the singles event winners. Singles 5 8 Ball Champion – Ron Beach, FL Sticky Fingers in Mt. Pleasant provided shuttle service to and from their facility, Singles 6 8 Ball Champion – Gale Flick, Jr., PA which was much appreciated by the TAP players, as they enjoyed their great food and Singles 7 8 Ball Champion – Skyler Woodward, KY atmosphere of their restaurant. TAP Apparel showcased their new line of apparel coming out on the TAP Online Singles 2/3 9 Ball Champion – Omar Nassif, FL store as well as their new full line of customized products they can do for TAP Players Singles 4/5 9 Ball Champion – Bill Varkonyi, OH and their Licensees. Singles 6/7 9 Ball Champion – Rob Brandenburg, Canada North Park Grille provided discounts and lunch specials to the TAP players at their facility with 18 Pool Tables, Sports Bar with Large Screen TVs and Congratulations to all of our National Champions for 2012! Entertainment each night. TAP’s best of the best from all over the USA and Canada were getting ready for Sam Rullo, TAP Sales Director, provided tours of Pool Net to the players to show this TAP National event, when Hurricane Sandy came ashore. What it revealed was how to login to their member profiles, answer questions, and showed prospects in several type of Champions, those that irregardless of what they had endured were South Carolina what TAP has to offer in their areas. coming to Nationals, those that were not affected reaching out to those that were Competition throughout the event was impressive. Several “on the hill” matches and those that could not make it due to the devastation she played on their lives had were played by all. Some great amateur play happened as some matches were live endured and survived revealing the real hearts of the Champions they all are. broadcast by Lavalinked, for the first time, testing out this new endeavor. The Nationals went as scheduled, but it never left the TAP families mind of what At the end of the week, the National Champions were crowned. each and every champion had gone through and continued to go thru as we were having the event.. Plans are being made to reach out to our brothers and sisters who National 8 Ball Team Champions for 2012 - Terry’s All Stars , KS (Picture) could not be with us, in the weeks and months to come. 2nd Place – 14 Balls and A Pocket, NJ Don’t miss the excitement of TAP and it’s upcoming events, industry leading 3rd/4th Place – Finish Line, TX and Going the Distance, NY advancements in computer technology for amateur players and new formats, in an 5th-8th Place – Laughing Bear, OH; Tommy’s Sports Bar, PA; inverted pyramid company structure, that put’s its players on top. Team Punishment, OH; Doyle Rules, NJ Don’t have TAP where you are, don’t want to wait? Interested in starting your own league now? Call 1-800-984-7665 Ext. 2 to reach Sam Rullo TAP’s Sales National 9 Ball Team Champions for 2012 – R U Kidding Me?, TAP Canada (Picture) Director and he will be more than happy to help you. 2nd Place – George Lopez Crew, CO Want more information about TAP? Check out our website, www.tapleague. 3rd/4th Place – TAP Dat and Longhorns, PA com; Facebook Page - TAP, LLC Pools Amateur Tour and / or contact us, through our 5th-8th Place – The Great Eight, GA; TOMF, WA; Pocket Monsters, FL, and corporate office, at the Live Help desk, via email or IM. Join the countless others that Muskrats, PA have been checking us out. Rally Blue Gray Dream Team Event Champions for 2012 – Don’t Laugh Your Next, We look forward to hearing from you ! TAP ON!

December 2012 - The Break 23



The Town Fair continued

……… The wind was blowing so hard. Lights were barely staying on. The building was shaking apart. What were we doing there it was insanity. Lucky said he would stay until they quit. These guys had their noses open and wouldn’t quit. Obviously they weren’t going anywhere and all of this happening on the eve of the Presidential election. “Rackem” Vincent racked them and they played on, $1000, a race to 3, set at 10 to 1. These guy could have robbed Lucky. But Lucky was wining money not for himself but for the community and its needs. Lucky went for it just running out every game. Vincent peeled off another grand off his bank roll. The guy who called himself Grady Seasons was noticeably edgy you could tell he wanted to be somewhere else! I heard a window glass POP! coming from the next room, we were in a big storm. Vincent Lauria and Grady Seasons were the names they told us. They must have thought we wouldn’t have known those names that were from the color of money. These two were something else. Avoiding hightailing it during the storm. The jute box was trying to play music “It’s In The Way That You Use It” by Eric Clapton, it was un-enjoyable listening to every other word of the song….they should have just turned jute box off long ago. Lucky finally won the 15th set. Lucky up $15,000 no sign of quitting. These guys would not slow down Lucky said lets go to $3000 a set and I’ll give you the same 10 to 1. They thought for a minute on this next set to 7 they could win $30,000 and be ahead $15,000 Lucky went for it again he broke and just ran out 7 racks of 8 ball in about 20 minutes. The wind was racing through the building through the broken windows stirring up in the lounge. The Booze bottles were falling off the bar selves, papers flying around and chairs walking across the floor. The owner of the place was telling us we have to go. He won’t be responsible for any injuries. “Here, here owner said… down to the cellar NOW”!! We rustled to the cellar. When we closed the air tight steel door we could barely hear much from above. It was a solid thick cemented steel reinforced basement. Just like a bunker. It had supplies build for something like this. Cellar had loads of blankets, a cupboard full of food and plenty of water. It was well stocked with supplies. A battery pack kept lights on. Even had a bathroom. Wished it had a Radio so we could hear about weather and election coverage. For the first hour we sat there at a table. You didn’t know what was happening above ground. But it was violent. It was reasonably warm there and we sat around with blanket over our shoulders. It wasn’t letting up! The 5 of us, Grady and Vincent, the lounge/bunker owner Lucky and I sat there and told stories. Lucky told a pool story about Archie the Greek and Jack Binion and the Horseshoe casino. Lucky said that Archie the Greek was a big time gambler and had Binions Horse casino stuck for multi millions playing cards. He almost won the casino away from Binion. Archie the Greek was also a pool player who Lucky saw playing for $50,000 a game. “I was never in the right place to get a chance to play Archie, Lucky said…

24 The Break - December 2012

I was sitting back listening to all Lucky’s narratives. I realized how well he knew all the pool players and how well he moved like a ghost for decades. Hardly anyone knew much him. That was the biggest puzzle for me. So few knew Lucky and the ones who did know him were hall of famers. Lucky should be a Hall of Famer himself. I witnessed more talent than any of them possibly many of them combined. We were sitting directly across the table from the characters from the “Color of Money”….funny who didn’t give their real names and thought we wouldn’t have a clue. I thought Lucky never uses his real name too so he can’t be too upset with them trying to conceal who they were. But they could have come up with better aliases. We could hear the barely audible wind hollowing outside the bunker. I am sure if we were outside the bunker it would be vicious. You had to wonder if the town was devastated. It seemed to be a elongated wind storm with numerous wind gusts. We were very safe and sound where we were. I hoped!! If the town was flattened the amount of money the Fair helped raise wouldn’t be enough. All we could do is sit and ride it out! Lucky entertained us with more old time stories of 60’s,70’s Lucky told us about Don Watson was one of the all time best 9-Ball players, Luther Lassiter claimed Don Watson was the best hustler he ever saw. Don liked playing the horses. When he wasn’t playing pool he was analyzing the racing forms. He just had this light little stroke and moving the balls around that was so damn effective. It never looked like he was doing too much, except running out every game. Don rarely showed any emotion. Don made 9-Ball look so simple and just went about his prolific production, picked up the cash, and sat back down like nothing had happened. Sounded like Lucky… Lucky said, “Bob Dylan folk singer once stated that he could measure the pulse of a town by its pool room, its true”. Lucky walked into Cochran’s billiards in San Francisco in 1965, and a cocky 18 year old rookie player from Texas, named Ronnie Allen was hanging out. Lucky manage to match up with a Ronnie right out of the box playing 9 ball. Lucky let him win a few games cheap at $20 a game. Lucky threatening to quit in a master move got Ronnie to offer him weight the wild 8 and the breaks, if the bet was jack up to $100 a game. All the backers in the joint came to Ronnie’s rescue and staked him. After about 20 games ahead the backers pulled up on Ronnie. A Pissed off Ronnie stormed out saying “I’ll get a real backer and come back” “I’m gonna crush this guy and win all the money in the joint”. One of the backers said play that guy, who was Jack Cooney. Jack wanted to play real bad, and got out of another game he was in just to play Lucky. Jack was always matched up and playing somebody. Lucky just made a big chunk of the room’s money off Ronnie and everyone wanted it back and some. Jack offered the same spot but $200 a game. Lucky said “It took a while but I beat Jack too”. “Lucky quickly left Cochran’s and stay low keyed.” Lucky remembers leaving Cochran’s, with a ton of money in his pocket and no one asked who he was. I know they were puzzled on who just beat one of their own.

Lucky said “The most of the best 9 ball players of the 60’s if matched up today in 2012 with top 9ball players would lose. Those old timers, with exception of a 2or3, did not play real strong 9 ball, because they did not have to. They played up to the levels of their time. Now if those old timers matched up in straight pool today it’s the opposite with today’s players losing.” The two hustlers, from where ever, with made up names, were listening to Lucky’s stories. Just a few hours ago they ditched a high stakes game for the safety of the basement. I was wondering what they might be thinking listening to Lucky stories as they were just getting beat to death getting such big odds? Sitting in that basement waiting it out made me feel weary. Somehow listening to the stories it made me feel revitalized. The chronicles Lucky told of days gone by. What a pool action era. That era’s action was three to four times what it seemed today. That level of action needs to come back in every place with a pool table in the country, I know many places around the world pool is thriving like it did in the hustling days of 60’ 70’ and 80’s. It was late, all were tired and laid down on cots and fell asleep. Waking up we noticed that the noise was stopped. We open the hatch and went up to the Lounge. It was surreal, a mess one of the walls was missing and confusion all over the place. Smoke from sparks off of electric items being thrown around. Mud and water painted on the walls still standing. The pool table untouched and pristine. Amazing the light on over pool table was still hanging straight. The electricity was on as the jute box was playing music “the weather outside is frightful… let it snow let it snow” A Dean martin tune. How ridiculous was that.! We walked to where the wall once was and looked out to the street. It was also in disarray. It was a big storm!!. One of the town’s folk came by to ask how we were. “The hurricane didn’t hit any other place then a few buildings on this street”. “ I never heard of a hurricane hovering in one place for that many hours”. How eerie that was. Many of the town folks were walking around, checking if everyone was

alright came up to us. I asked if he knew who won the election. He said “you won’t believe it but Obama won”, “landslide” Lucky in a gaze at his friend and suddenly his eyes opened more his head popped up and slowly one corner of Lucky’s mouth turned up then the other side of his mouth turned up reveling a classic positive Lucky grin. That’s all that needed to be said. Roaming around gawking at the destruction, the two movie characters persisted in continue the pool game. “Hey man, let’s play, we aren’t quitting, we got lots of cash” Wow I thought…After all we just went through the stories and them being stuck big, they wanted to continue. Glass was all over on the floor the smell of booze from all the broken bottles. Lucky said “ how much do you guy have between you” they said a lot! Lucky got on his cell phone call the mayor “how much did the fair bring in?” Mayor was wondering why he was asking, when the town just went through what it did. But Lucky got the amount and hung up or flipped his phone off. Ok! you guys have $30,000 ? Yup! But we need a big spot! OK “That’s the bet 5 to 1 odds”. You win its $150,000, The spot you even don’t have to shoot the 8 ball and I have to make it in my last pocket. A race to 9 and I’ll give you 5 games on the wire to start. That seemed to me a little crazy. The two hustlers talked it over and came back, Ok! I can’t believe they went for it, “we get the first break” . Lucky agreed to it all. The first break they ran out and not having to shoot the 8. Score jumps to 4 to nothing, them… next break nothing went in and Lucky just went to work as we know he can. Rack after rack after rack Vincent never shot again. They were astonished. They paid Lucky and they were dead broke. They asked for some road money. Lucky said “want to earn $1000 apiece for a day’s work” …help us clean up this town….. “Got to get it ready for Christmas”…….. “It’s going to be a great NEW Year!!”

December 2012 - The Break 25

Pacific ACS Regional Championship

In the women’s open Kathi Giles finally had her week at a Pacific ACS Championship but it wasn’t looking too good when she lost her second match to Lamona Werle (5-1) putting her in the one loss column. Kathi settled in to win against Susan Gray (5-2), then Niki Phillipi (5-3) and a rematch against Lamona (5-2). This put her up against Malynne Myers with Kathi coming out on top 5 to


(5-0), then Larry Beck (5-1), Glen Carrido (5-0), Bruce Gojetta (5-3) before his loss to Mark. He then beat Bruce (4-3) again for a chance at Mark. But Mark was ready to put his stamp on this year’s open singles and did. With the men’s Advanced division Frank Rocha beat Marlon Oliveras (7-1), Jeff Jerome (7-5), and Pastor Sardoncillo (7-5) to have the no loss point. Pastor



26 The Break - December 2012



3 giving both one loss and setting up a rematch for the point on the final round. Kathy took the point for the final winning 4-3 against Malynne. While this was going on Niki Phillipi had found herself battling her way back after starting out with a win, a loss and a win and a loss, with no losses left to give she beat Susan Gray 4-3 and then Lamona Werle 4-2 and then avenged her first loss of the day by beating Malynne Myers (4-2) putting her in the final against Kathi. Niki needed two wins but Kathi did not want it to go that far winning the first set 4 to 3. The Advanced women’s single events were both double round robins and hats off to Andrea Saenz-Maes for winning both the 9 and 8 ball divisions. The nine ball was a race to 7 and Andreas only loss was to Becky Mowdy on a hill-hill match. By the fifth round Andrea had sealed the deal putting in strong margins on the rest of the field. 8 ball was a race to 5 and was more of a battle but Andrea prevailed again with one hill-hill loss to Patty Conn of the 6 matches played. Singles 8 Ball The Open men’s single 8 ball was a double elimination and saw a continuation of the Mark Goodwin story as he marched his way to the point besting John Parkhurst (5-0) , Doug McMullin (5-1), Omar Gravelle (5-4), Aaron Curti (5-3), and Ernie Bristow . At the beginning of the day Ernie started with Luke Belgin

(continued from page 11)



started the day besting Justin Lilje (7-1), Dan Miller (7-2), Sean Gray (7-5), then sneaked by Eric Sawyer (7-6) to set up a rematch with Frank who won it 7 to 4 and making the finals with no loss. Sean Gray then fought his way through the two loss bracket [Marlon (7-5), Dan (7-1) and Eric (7-6)] to face Pastor again only to lose 7-3. This put Frank in the driver’s seat with no losses and Pastor needing 3 wins. Frank ended the drama in the first match 7 to 5 to win the day. The women’s open 8 ball also was a triple elimination and saw Niki Phillipi walk through Cheryl Pearce (4-2), Kathi Giles (4-2), and Lamona Werle (4-2) to face one loss round finisher Susan Gray (4-1). Niki prevailed and moved to the finals round with no losses. Susan Gray started the day losing to Kathi Giles (4-1) and decided she was tired of losing matches and beat Cheryl Pearce (3-1), Kari Turvold (3-1), Kathi Giles (3-0), Lamona (3-1) until she ran into Niki. This left Susan waiting to see who would come out of the third round and that person was Kathi Giles. Kathi had started the day winning against Susan and then losing to Niki. She then beat Malynne Myers (3-1) and followed that by losing to Susan. This led Kathi back to playing Malynne (3-2) then Lamona (3-0) and the semi final against Susan (3-1). Kathi ended up winning two out of three against Susan on the day and then beating Niki three straight matches (4-3, 3-0, 3-0) to take the women’s 8 ball as well. (PACS continued on page 38)



XLG QUAD FACE TIP Gives you more ball-to-tip contact

Get ultimate control over your game with the Players Pure X™ Technology Jump Break Cue. This revolutionary new cue lets you pick your perfect shot with four interchangeable quick-release joints for a total of five different power configurations. The engineers at Players didn’t stop there, either. The Pure X™ also has an all-new tip, impact system and high performance grip. Get increased ball-to-tip contact for a radically extended sweet spot with the new XLG Quad Face Tip; a dramatically stiffer hit with maximum power thanks to the Carbon Fiber Impact System; and never lose your grip at a crucial game-winning moment again with the Mz Multi-Zone Grip’s intense traction and stability. What does all this mean? The Pure X™ is the ultimate weapon: fully customizable for any situation, for scary accurate, blazing fast and explosive breaks every time!

MZ MULTI-ZONE GRIP TECHNOLOGY Keep even your most powerful break smooth and the ball right where you want it



Air Flight + Long Jump for Distance



46” Long Jump

40” Short Jump Air Flight + Long Jump + Power Driver for a Explosive Breaks


58” Full Jump/Break

4 +

CARBON FIBER IMPACT SYSTEM Engineered to place virtually indestructible material at key impact points

Air Flight + Power Driver for More Torque and Leverage

Long Jump + Shaft


52” Power Break

35.5” Dart


Guaranteed For Life... Even Against Warpage! 800-835-7665 A Global Division of Cue & Case Sales, Inc.


ANY PureX Jump/Break Cue and receive a PureX HXT or Skinny Low Deflection Playing Shaft, a $129 Value Absolutely FREE! Buy

*Offer vaild from Nov. 10 - Dec. 15, 2012. While supplies last, no backorders. Can not combine with any other offers.

Nov2012PureX_ad(9.375x11.25)TBreak.indd 1

Premium Kamui Black Soft Layered Tip

HXT Low Deflection Shaft

November 2012 - The Break 27 10/29/12 10:20 PM

The Cue Ball Tournament

SCORE BOARD On November 17th, we had our finals tournament for the year. The top 16 players in points throughout the year qualified to play in this tournament. The top 4 finishers were (from left to right) 4th place Joseph Farmer, 2nd place Linn Petty, 1st place Carlos Cadena, and 3rd place Ray Quackenbush

5 Pool Tables 13 TV’s Full Menu 14824 Smokey Point Blvd Marysville, WA 98271 360-659-2248


Pool Tournaments Friday 8-Ball at 8PM $2 entry-Call Pocket-$2 added Saturday Blind Draw Sc Dbls at 8PM $3 entry-House Adds $2/player-Money Shoot

7225 4th Plain Blvd Vancouver, Washington 360-256-1110 Karaoke Sun-Thu 9:30PM Live Music Fri-Sat 9:30 PM


JANUARY 18-20, 2013 - 9-BALL

Race to 7 - double elimination $30 entry + $10 greens fee contact Judy Griffith (360) 892-7454 - limited to first 32 paid players Open to anyone who wants to play

League Play 4 nights a week

Open 11AM-2AM everyday

Classic Billiards

Open Daily 11am-3am

All Ages Area 7 Pool Tables - Arcade

Over 21 Area 9 Gold Crowns 2 Diamonds 12’ Snooker Table

Beer Wine Wi-Fi Access Gold Crown Tables Group Parties Food - Espresso

3636 SE 122nd Portland, OR


28 The Break - November 2012

Log Cabin

Pub & Eatery 2719 E Valley Hwy E-Sumner, WA


8/9 BALL TOURNEYS Tues 8pm & Sat 3pm $5 entry + green fee MONEY

BCA, APA, USA & TAP Leagues FREE Pool Mondays!


n Skeeball n Ping Pong n Horseshoes n DJ Wed-Sat n HUGE Beer Garden n Excellent Food n Great Staff!


Watch for Upcoming Tournaments

Come in and Check Us Out




The 2012 U.S. Open

(DEBACLE: A sudden disastrous collapse.) By Barry Behrman - 2012-11-27 One month later and better healed mentally and physically, I want to apologize to the few U.S. Open players to whom prize money is still due. I assure you that I am drawing near to a resolution in this matter. Furthermore, I am offering no excuses whatsoever and am accepting full responsibility for this years disappointments. So with that said, I would like to humbly request that my daughter, Shannon, be left out of any postings related to this matter. It was not she who made the final determinations that led us to this point. It was me. Although we have never tried harder, and on paper the feedback prior to the event was very positive, the old saying: “seeing is believing” rang true as the set-up and execution could have and should have been better, MUCH better. We also know without question that all future U.S.Opens will be held in a single large room with ample seating space for all. With regards to the issues of payment I am also very aware that that is not the way to conduct business. There will never be another U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship unless all of the added monies are placed in an escrow account a minimum of 30 days prior to the event and all entry fees have been paid to the B.C.A. I admit that the players are very concerned about participating, rightfully so I might add, but this is why I have made the point of outlining guidelines for the allocation of funds. Let me repeat: In the future ALL prize monies will be held in escrow and all payments will be made at the event itself. On another note, we may have some good news about the future as we are seeking a new venue that will better support the event so as not to have to suffer any future shortcomings. Again I will never put the players, myself, or my family in that situation again. While I still have great passion for the game I am not getting any younger and it is not healthy to continue on this way. For the sake of the event and myself, there must be a rock-solid foundation prior to the next U.S. Open or there may not be another one. I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to the players and the people who were in attendance this year who thanked me for my efforts even through failure. Also, to the people who have written not so nice things about me, I understand and feel your pain as well. Any man unwilling to accept criticism, be it

good or bad, is not fit to move forward towards health and a better future. I can admit that at times I have been foolish with certain matters but a man must be able to realize his own mistakes and be willing to do whatever it takes to fix the issues. I, very simply, cannot and will not put anyone including myself through any doubt again! My daughter and myself are pursuing a much better way to move forward. Making proper financial arrangements is our top priority and will be done before all else. This is the most important factor ahead of us and it will be treated as such in moving forward in preparations for the 38th U.S. Open. Again, I am so very sorry and people dear to me know my sincerity in my commitment to having all of the prize money as well as added funds secured and in the appropriate hands 30 days prior to the next event. My deepest gratitude to all and I wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season. Sincerely, Barry Behrman P.S. Better late than never is not an acceptable excuse anymore for the event or anyone involved. I am again so very sorry to have let so many people down over the past years and I am affected more than you know. Tomorrow is a new day and I am committed to a new path. EDITOR’S NOTE: Where was the ABP? In 2011 the ABP put a boycott on the U.S. Open to insure all monies both entries and added would be put into escrow (see press release August 2011 in Stroke Pool Magazine). email: This is the only way to get a hold of the ABP that is based out of Chicago, IL, started in part by Charlie Williams who was negotiating with Barry Behrman, U.S. Open promoter. The president of ABP is Johnny Archer. Why wasn’t ABP there to protect the players at the 2012 U.S. Open. On the Facebook page it states that the ABP is the only professional billiard players association for the protection and betterment of players in the sport. Where were you ABP?

2013 MCMOA Team Championships A-B Team Div. VNEA Sanctioned 406-586-9526 Players Only

December 2012 - The Break 29

12 Days



JODY TEIPEN-HOLBROOK I would like to enter my wife Jody Teipen-Holbrook. She is a fun loving and outgoing person who truly enjoys socializing with others. She has expressed an interest in learning to play the games of pocket billiards so that we may both enjoy playing in leagues together. She has spent the last 17 months helping to run her parents Child Care Ministry (since May 2011). She receives no pay. We also live in the child care center with our daughter, 11. We have been here since April 30, 2011. She walked away from her Bachelor Degree at Indiana University to come here and take over the child care with me so that her parents could go to their retirement. However, her parents are not ready nor willing to step away, despite what they tell us and everyone else repeatedly. The picture I have included was a day trip we took for my wife’s Birthday. We went to the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum for their annual Wonder Woman Day. She loves pink girly things and Wonder Woman. I did not know what you were looking for in an entry. I hope this wasn’t a burden to read through. I thank you for your consideration and time in reading this entry. God bless, Kenneth Steven Holbrook

The person I have in mind is Duke Bayman. Duke & I go back a long time in the game. We have a mutual medical condition in common. His has gotten worse over the years. Migraine. I started to get mine when I became disabled from a seizure disorder in 2005, & now have Post Concussion Syndrone. I have Meds, at least that work some of the time. Duke suffers almost everyday. And was recently turned down for Medical trials, but has such a great outlook anyway. But hardly a day goes by, that he doesn’t stop on Facebook, to wish everyone a Happy day! And wishes everyone, to have a blessed day! And then he stops by, to check on me to say Hi & hopes for me to have a blessed day!! He know, I’ve been though alot with my Mom with Alzheimers. BUT-It doesn’t stop him, from getting out there to make someones day, no matter how he feels. I know I’m not his only stop either-Then he may go take a nap. Also then Robin Bell introduced Baby Liam Lyon, To FB for us to follow his journey, bless his heart, ( before he passed ). Duke showed so much compassion & passion for sharing Liam’s story. If he was sick or not. Everyday, as many updates as he had, he would share. Or vice verses. That was so sad for that baby. It went on for months. Until, God took him home. So, Don-Duke is my candidate. I know you will get alot. But enjoy this, it’s a great thing. And the wonderful stories you will hear, will be more than worth it. Only wish you could share...But I know you can’t. Happy Holdiays! Debby Martin


TAP Nationals

2012 U.S.

Brian Parks

30 The Break - November 2012

Cue Ball results Colorado State Championships Keith McCready Interview

2012 U.S. Amateur Champion


an in Ousch JasmLincoln City, OR

of Christ mas


Jump Easier Break Harder Shoot More Accurately Play With More Control KACI STEILOW

DANIEL BRADLEY I believe that my daughter Kaci Steilow is deserving of a Holiday Gift package. I would like to nominate a real hero for the 12 days of Christmas Give aways. My Kaci has made great choices in her life to better herself. Her choices in her son Daniel Bradley is 20 years old and is currently deployed on the USS Eisenhower career path have been based on helping others. After graduating from high with the US Navy. Daniel has had a passion for pool since he was like 5. He is school she served in the US Army in Ira, as a Mental Health Specialist, helping known by several of the pro players such as Shannon Daulton, Cliff Joyner, Stevie the soldiers work threw their needs. She also worked hard at being creative Moore, and some others. Daniel has a heart of GOLD. Not only did he join the in activities to promote mental wellness for the troops, Halloween parties, US Navy to fight for our freedom, but he has helped many other fellow pool players Christmas parades, and Karaoke nights. As a mother I am proud of all that she and friends. Before being deployed, when he was home for 2 weeks, he would take does for others, Kaci is now about at graduate with a RN degree in December his friends to play pool and the ones that didn’t have the money to play, he always and another path of helping others will begin. Kaci joined a pool league about covered it all. He has a friend whom he has had since they were 5, and he bought a year ago, she has been a quick learner and shows the passion and love for Anthony a nice cue and case and taught him to play as well. He is always willing to the game. It is the first time I have seen her do something for herself, I know help anyone he can, including his parents. His dad and I are divorced but we are all every time she helps others she is receiving her own personal gift for giving, still one happy family. Last Christmas Daniel paid off his dad’s car so that his to recieve a gift for given present because you see all that Kaci gives would be dad wouldn’t have to struggle anymore since he hurt his back and can’t work and is great gift for a wonderful daughter! currently still waiting on disability. One the day he deployed my mom, my 8 year Lynn Steilow old, and myself drove to Norfolk to see him for the last time for 9 months. Before we left he handed me some money to make sure we could make it back home and not struggle. My mom lost her job after 14 years of being with the same company, and I try to take care of us both as well as my younger son, since being deployed Daniel has sent me money twice “just because”. This will be Daniel’s first Christmas away from his family (He came home last year from VA), and it will be very hard for all of us. It would be absolutley amazing if he could be part of this great promotion of the passion he misses so much. When he boarded the ship, he took his pool case with him, hoping to get a chance to play. He says other than his family, pool is what he misses the most. Thank you for the oppertunity to share my story with you. If you need his mailing address on the ship, just e-mail me and I will gladly provide it! Looking forward to hearing from you soon. X (Fingers Crossed! ) The tip features a “stinger” stem that projects downward through a hole April Bradley







in the center of the ferrule. This results in a very efficient, precise hit.

December 2012 - The Break 31

9th Annual

Pacific ACS Regional Championships May 1st - 5th 2013 Chinook Winds Casino Resort Lincoln City OR

Eight weeks of Pacific ACS sanctioned league play in one session qualifies players for tournament play at Chinook Winds *

8-BALL SCOTCH DOUBLES WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 – 9 A.M. Adv Mixed 8-B Scotch Doubles Open Mixed 8-B Scotch Doubles

$70 Entry + $10 Reg

$50 Entry+$10 Reg

$35 Entry + $5 Reg

$25 Entry+$5 Reg

$35 Entry + $5 Reg

$25 Entry+$5 Reg

9-BALL SINGLES THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013 – 9 A.M. Adv Mens & Womens 9-B Singles Open Mens & Womens 9-B Singles 8-BALL SINGLES FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 – 9 A.M. Adv Mens & Womens 8-B Singles Open Mens & Womens 8-B Singles 8-BALL 4 PERSON TEAMS SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013 – 9 A.M. Open & Women’s Division – Race to 11 – FINALS one race to 13 one Advanced player per team max - $100 Entry + $20 Registration Fee

Highest finishing team who is going to nationals has free entry into the 2013 Nationals team event and two rooms for two nights at the Tropicana Hotel. One prize for each of the Open and Women’s Teams courtesy of American Cuesports Alliance.


Judy Griffith – Nitehawk – (360) 892-7454 Becky Mowdy – Longview, WA – (360) 560-0965 Steve Peterson – Vancouver, WA – (360) 980-3910 Niki Phillipi – Beaverton, OR – (503) 740-8478 Craig Arnold – Tacoma/Olympia – (360) 704-9448 Jan Aust – Bend, OR – (541) 678-3346 Joe Evinger – Oregon City, OR – (503) 866-6378 Bob Sandy –Federal Way/Kent WA (253) 666-3339


FREE POOL Sunday & Monday ALL DAY FREE POOL 11-6 Everyday Tuesday Night 9 Ball at 8PM - Vegas Style $5 entry - sign up at 7:30pm - 100% Matching Wednesday Night 8 Ball at 8PM - Vegas Style $5 entry - sign up at 7:30pm - 100% Matching

APA & BCAPL Leagues

Full Bar 2 Pool Tables - Darts

Full Menu Open til Close

Karaoke Every Night at 9 Food & Drink Specials Daily

As seen on ESPN World Cup of Trick Shots and YouTube MARK “DR POPPER” DIMICK

13601 Hwy 99 - Everett, WA 425-745-4805

32 The Break - December 2012


Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (November 7, 2012) - A time honored tradition returns to southern California for the 17th year. The annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament (the “Swanee”), produced and directed by CueSports International (CSI), will be hosted February 23-24, 2013 by Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California for the third consecutive year. Young and old, novice and professional players have kept alive the memory of one of the most beloved players in the sport, Jay "The Gentle Giant" Swanson. Jay is fondly remembered for all that he stood for - excellent pool play, great sportsmanship and a gentle spirit. It is no small feat to cash in this event, but history took place in the 2012 Swanee this year. Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan won for a second consecutive year surviving a litany of fellow well known names including former Swanee champions Dave Hemmah (1996), Mitch Ellerman (2009), Amar Kang (2006) and the only other two time winner Morro Paez (1999 and 2001). The Swanee has had a full field of 192 in four of the past five years. Due to the event’s popularity with leading players, CSI has

ED HOBBS is TAP Licensee Hi, my name is Ed Hobbs & I live in Tacoma, WA. I started Northwest Tap in 2006 with 18 Teams. There currently are 83 Teams in our strong core of pool players in the South King County area of the Puget Sound. I personally have a passion for the game of pool. Northwest Tap is a pool league for the pool player. The best group of people that you can imagine are part of this League & we are all very proud to represent TAP. TAP ON!

Hi Way Lounge

1487 N Curtis Rd Boise, ID

Stop In~Check us Out Open Pool Nightly 619 Elk St - Alexander, ND 701-828-3100

scheduled the Swanee on February 23-24 and the US Bar Table Championship in Reno on February 25-March 3 to accommodate players who wish to play in both. It is recommended that players register in advance to secure a spot. Players may register online at or by faxing or mailing their entry forms to the CSI office. For further details, including the flyer and entry form, please click ALL UPCOMING EVENTS under the Events tab at www.playbca. com. CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit,, and for more information about CSI and its divisions.

208-375-2474 20 Pool Tables Weekly Tournaments - Pool Leagues Free Pool 11am-2pm 7 days a week Food! Drinks! Fun!

Oasis Bar

304 N Main Pocatello, ID


Sun 8 or(alternating) 9-Ball - 8PM $5 entry - House Matches the Pot

445 Tacoma Ave So -Tacoma, WA


21 POOL TABLES 9-Ball Wed & Fri 8-Ball Sunday 211 on Sunday

Great Food December 2012 - The Break 33

Hours: 11:30AM-2AM

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

3rd Weekend of the Month One Pocket

$40 entry - Race to 3 - Double Elimination - 1pm

$400 Guaranteed Added

12 - 42� Plasma TVs Expanded Menu

Rodders Grub & Pub Great Happy Hour Menu

Monday thru Thursday 4-7 pm Food & Drink Specials Saturdays 7PM: 8-Ball followed by 9-Ball

Great Food - Lottery Full Service Bar 8 Diamond Pool Tables 4 Dart Boards & Shuffleboard

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner (Breakfast served until 2PM)

19195 S Molalla Ave - Oregon City, OR 503.650.2363 34 The Break - December 2012

Pub 181

Largest 9-Ball Tournament in Portland Saturdays Sign up 11 am - Play starts at Noon $5 entry - House matches the pot

4 New Diamond Pool Tables

WEDNESDAY NIGHT POOL 8-Ball - B & below players FREE entry $3 per player ADDED

Open 7am Daily for Breakfast Happy Hour 7-11 am AND 3-6 pm Monday thru Friday

LIVE Music Friday & Saturday


18415 SE Division - Gresham, OR

2012 A Year in Review T H E


























































7 Feathers Casino Tour Results

U S Open 1-Pocket BCAPL Results APA National Singles

Kelly Fisher World 9-Ball Champion

Dennis s Orcollo win U.S. Open 10-Ball









Belinda Calhoun Interview R akin Win s TWC WT Montour Undefeated NWPA

Ga Young Kim World 10-Ball Champion





NWPA at Black Diamond

Lucky’s Vegas Vacation

VNEA Vegas Team Results






Broken Rack


Spokane Open


Lucky’s Back


SW Regionals

Western BCA

Orcollo - Fisher Win China Open

Behind the Rock

Jim Winter Leads

Team Montana to Victory

U.S. Open Notebook by: Bob Jewett





Southern Classic Complete Results

“The Lion” Wins Double Hill Thriller


The U.S. Open 2012 Champion ing Van Boen


TAP Nationals

2012 U.S.

Brian Parks

Cue Ball results Colorado State Championships

Subscribe for 2013 only $30/year Trick Shots by Mike Massey

Trick Shots Mike Massey

Each issue of The Break Pool Magazine delivered to your door every month. Never miss an issue!

Keith McCready Interview

Sign up online at

December 2012 - The Break 35


(continued from pg 21)

notch players here, and to go through the 128-player field that we do, it just seems to get harder and harder to win, but I can’t wait to come back again next year,” he added. Parks will advance to the U.S. Open Championship next year. Gordon finished as the Runner-up in only his second U.S. Amateur Championship performance, and recorded two impressive wins over defending champion Ernesto Bayaua of Houston, Texas who finished in 3rd Place. In 4th Place was Troy Jones of Muncie, Ind. Stewart Warnock of Bardonia, N.Y., and Jeff Blattel of North Augusta, S.C., tied for 5th Place. The 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship was conducted by the APA, and is the only tournament produced by the APA open to both members and non-members. Preliminary qualifying rounds were held throughout the country in mid-September. As Champions, both Jones and Parks will return next year to defend their coveted titles. 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 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. Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9 Ball league play. 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. 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 nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually! In 2010, the APA National Team Championships were recognized by Guinness World Records as the “world’s largest pool tournament.” The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and Pool Dawg. For complete coverage of the U.S. Amateur Championship visit

Rackem Billiards

BEER & WINE BCA - APA - TAP Friday night 8 Ball

Latitude 84

Poker Tournaments Sun thru Thurs at 6 & 9PM Food & Drink Specials

40 N Riverside Ave - Medford, OR

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


8401 S Hosmer Way-Tacoma, WA


7-11 Bar 2-Diamond Bar Tables - 50 c APA-TAP-Southern NV Leagues Happy Hour 2-6 pm $2 well & domestic beer 2520 S Arville St - Las Vegas, NV


The Legion Welcomes all Pool Players 2 Pool Tables - 6 TVs 8’ Projection TV Daily Lunch Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Drink Specials Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm Sat & Sun FOOTBALL Specials 11am

9614 E Sprague Spokane Valley, WA 99206 509-891-8357

225 E Main - Bozeman, MT 406.586.8400


Dec 8th - 9th: 9-Ball Open

$50 entry (includes $10 green fee) Minimum $1,000 added with 64 entries Open/Sign-up 9AM - Draw 10AM Race to 7/5 - BCA Rules - Alt. Break $ top lady with 3 or more entries $ 9 Ball on 9’ Gold Crowns

36 The Break - December 2012

$1,000 minimum added w/64


Pockets Inc. 14 Pool Tables - Darts Foosball - Video Games

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 5-7pm/Sun 6-7pm Evey Sunday 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles $5 entry starts at 7pm Money added

905 E Lincoln Rd - Idaho Falls, ID 208-525-9962


Sundays 7pm, 8ball, BCA rules Thursday 8pm,9ball, BCA rules $5 entry - House matches

5 Diamond Tables


Live Streamer’ s links or schedules Last Saturday of every month: Floating Saturday One Pocket: TBA as it floats around each month Stream starts at 12pm (3pm est) (List of hundreds of live streamers)

Harry B Platis



Pool at 7:30 pm Wed & Fri Karaoke Sat at 8 pm

4 Diamond Smart Pool Tables

479 Newmark Ave - Coos Bay, OR 541-888-5634

“Still making the best burgers in town!”

19 Tables Weekly Tournaments Billiard Supplies - Cue Repair Hours: 9am - 1am Sunday - Thursday 9am - 2am Friday and Saturday

2375 Fruitridge Rd - Sacramento, CA

$5 entry - 100% Payout

Silver Dollar Tavern

12/16/2012 WPBA Tour Championship Semifinal #1 - 10:30 AM Semifinal #2 - 11:30 AM Finals - 12:30 PM

Jointed Cue Billiards

20016 Cedar Valley Rd Lynnwood, WA Phone - 425-776-3888 Toll Free - 1-800-245-3777 Metro Fax - 206-973-5335 Email -

Sat 8-Ball / Sun 9-Ball at 2PM



These schedules have been provided by ESPN. These are tentative dates and are subject to change

Platis Law Firm


All times are Pacific time.



Cattails Lounge

218 Main St - Williston, ND

Law Firm

Fighting for your rights since 1970


Sure Shot Billiards 2602 N Columbia Center Blvd Richland, WA 509-737-9868


Nicest Pool Tables in Downtown Everett F R EE POOL Saturday, Sunday & Monday Nights FULL BAR - GOOD FOOD GREAT PRICES 1116 Hewitt Ave - Everett, WA 425-259-3383

Billiard Supply 8 Pool Tables Easy Parking Central Location

18641 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy Beaverton, OR 503-848-8888

Soundview Bar & Grill


Happy Hour til 10 Well Drinks $2.50

Wireless Internet - Oriental Menu Tues: Live Blues & Wed: Texas Holdem 6520 19th St W - Fircrest, WA


December 2012 - The Break 37

Pacific ACS Regional Championship

(continued from page 26)

Both the open team’s and women’s teams were triple elimination and kept the players busy and motivated after seeing examples set by others earlier this week. First I want to thank all the players who made the trek to the Beach. Next congratulations to Kathi Giles and Mark Goodwin on winning both of their respective open singles events; this is a rare achievement and to have it happen twice in the week was special. We want to thank Quinault Beach Resort & Casino for their sponsorship of the event and the staff for treating our players and our staff so well during the week of play, we really enjoyed our stay. We also want to express our deep regret at the passing of Ray “Wally” Wallace a week after the event. His presence at our events will be missed. The results are: WOMEN’S TEAMS 1st $700 Knaw Kaw Min Becky Mowdy, Judy Griffith, Bea Goodenough, Denise White 2nd $420 M.A.S.K. Andrea Saenz-Maes, Susan Gray, Kasia Wilcox, Michelle Nelson MEN’S TEAMS 1st $1800 Sandy Beaches Bob Sandy, Marlon Oliveras, Mark Goodwin, Bruce Gojetta 2nd $1000 Junkyard - Gary Bragg, Terry Whiteside, Larry Beck, Tim Robertson 3rd $640 Men of the People – Steve Tune, Aaron Curti, Chris Guffey, John Evans 4th $200 Misfits – Justin Lilje, Brian Knapp, Ron Cook and Steve Hay SCOTCH OPEN 1st $420 Ernie Bristow/Judy Griffith 2nd $220 Terry Whiteside/ Malynne Myers 3rd $140 Omar Gravelle and Angie Meyer 4th $80 Aaron Curti and Kari Turvold

THURSDAY: 9 Ball 7:00 pm

SCOTCH MASTERS 1st $420 Larry Tulfo/SDB 2nd $220 Andrea Saenz-Maes/Sean Grey WOMEN’S OPEN 9 BALL 1st $200 Kathi Giles 2nd $100 Niki Phillipi 3rd $40 Malynne Myers WOMEN’S MASTER 9 BALL 1st $220 Andrea Saenz-Maes 2nd $100 Becky Mowdy MEN’S OPEN 9 BALL 1st $400 Mark Goodwin 2nd $250 Bruce Gojetta 3rd $160 Jun Pagarigan 4th $100 Aaron Curti 5/6 $50 Gary Bragg & Glenford Carrido Jr. MEN’S MASTER 9 1st $450 Edmund Carrido 2nd $270 Justin Lilje WOMEN’S OPEN 8 BALL 1st $200 Kathi Giles 2nd $100 Niki Phillipi 3rd $40 Susan Grey WOMEN’S MASTER 8 1st $420 Andrea Saenz-Maes 2nd $220 Becky Mowdy MEN’S OPEN 8 BALL 1st $500 Mark Goodwin 2nd $300 Ernie Bristoe 3rd $200 Bruce Gojetta 4th $130 Aaron Curti 5/6 $90 Jun Pagarigan & John Hamilton 7/8 $70 George Colon & Larry Tulfo MEN’S MASTER 8 BALL 1st $500 Frank Rocha 2nd $300 Justin Lilje


Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot

Karaoke DJ

Sun-Thurs 7 pm Fri-Sat Live Poker Daily at 10 am Hold-em and Omaha

SUNDAY: 8 Ball 6:00 pm

Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot FREE POOL Mon-Fri 11 am - 3 pm

3663 Pacific Ave SE #D - Olympia, WA (360) 412-1330

Doc’s Tavern

Home of Frosty Beer and Where Old Rockers Meet!

BCA Pool League Wednesday’s at 7 pm Meat Shoot Fridays at 3 pm 1414 Bay Ave - Ocean Park, WA


38 The Break - December 2012

Ringo’s Bar & Grill

Every Sunday at 7pm Alternating 8 ball or 9 ball $5 entry - 100% payout House matches up to 23 players 12300 SW Broadway - Beaverton, OR 503-644-7847


Judy Griffith – Nitehawk – (360) 892-7454 Becky Mowdy – Longview, WA – (360) 560-0965 Steve Peterson – Vancouver, WA – (360) 980-3910 Niki Phillipi – Beaverton, OR – (503) 740-8478 Craig Arnold – Tacoma/Olympia – (360) 704-9448 Jan Aust – Bend, OR – (541) 678-3346 Joe Evinger – Oregon City, OR – (503) 866-6378 Bob Sandy –Fed Way/Kent WA (253) 666-3339

2430 Grant Ave - Ogden, UT 801-394-8400 In-house BCA Leagues in 2012 looking for more in 2013 LOOK FOR LADIES TOURNAMENT IN NOV Sunday FREE Pool All Day Mondays 8 Ball at 7:00pm


703 W Babcock In the Bar-muda Triangle Bozeman, MT Open 11am - 2 am Daily

Nightly Beer Specials


Home of the $2 Jager 9 Pool Tables & Video Games

The East Bay’s Finest Billiard Room

20 Beautiful Pool Tables Full Bar - Full Kitchen

Pro Shop - Smoking Lounge Private Party Facilities

Tournament 2nd Weekend of Every Month

Monday College Night Tuesday USPPA Tournament Wednesday Ladies Night Located at the Public Market in Emeryville across from the Emberybay Cinema

(510) 652-9808 6005 Shellmound Emeryville, CA

5429 100th St SW (corner of 100th & Bridgeport)

Lakewood, WA

253-584-1919 3-8’ Diamond Pool Tables Fri & Sat Night Tournaments $5 entry - BCA Rules Double Elimination - Starts 7PM House matches the pot





“The Viper”

(continued from page 12)

One-pocket. And then later in my career, I was inspired by Buddy Hall’s smooth stroke and phenomenal mechanics. Wimpy Lassiter, I had a lot of respect for his game and he reminded me of what true legends are about. Oh and I can’t for about Minnesota Fats, every time he was around he made me laugh – he was truly hilarious and definitely one of a kind. VIPER: How did you prepare for events? Keith: Remember Melissa; I was a money player so I didn’t have much time for preparation because I was always in action. Tournaments were secondary to me. Sometimes, I would have to postpone a money game to play in a tournament match and then afterwards I would continue gambling. VIPER: What was the best advice you were ever given? Keith: I never really accepted advice from others, and believe me a lot of them gave me suggestions but as a young kid those recommendations seemed impossible to me, I guess I was just too stubborn to listen. The best ways for me to learn were to watch the techniques of the better players and then try to imitate them on my own time. VIPER: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Keith: My favorite thing I enjoyed the most was watching my opponents sit like statues as I ran over them. I loved to watch their facial expressions. They give you a certain look when your giving them a pounding- its like as if they’re about to be drowned. VIPER: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be? Keith: I would tell him to work real hard and dedicate his time to watching other great players like I did. I would suggest learning all of the different kind of strokes that pool has to offer, including the finesse stroke. I firmly believe that pool is a total process. VIPER: I think its funny that you say “He” what if it was a 12-year-old girl wanting help? Keith: I guess your right Melissa, I would teach her how to play the correct way. You know there are a lot of knowledgeable players out there but they really don’t know how to explain how to play the correct way. It would take some time, but after a while of working with me I guarantee she would be playing real well. And the main thing is, all players need to learn to be comfortable with what ever comes most natural to them and then we can go from there. – It’s a working progress. I like to teach plus I think everyone needs a good mentor. VIPER: What did your parents say about you playing pool for a living? Keith: I lost my mom to Cancer when I was 10 or 11 so I was basically on my own after that. Being so young I had to figure out a quick way to win. So I became a good all around gamble. Whether it was poker, flipping coins, pool, basically any/ever thing I could do to make money. And in the long run, it worked out for me. VIPER: What’s your Favorite game? Keith: I like the more skillful games like banks, 1-pocket, and pay-ball. 9-ball is my least favorite, because I don’t like to sit around and watch my opponents run-out all the time. Today’s players are way too methodical and with their bogus routines it’s boring and drives me nuts to watch them slowly run out. Yuck!!! Facebook Questions: Oscar Dominguez from Sylmar, CA asks: It’s rumored that you always switched cues around. If you could start over, do you think you would have been better off sticking to one cue and mastering it? Keith: That’s hard to say… for me, I would play with a cue for a while and then try something else that seemed better for some reason or another. Back then, cues were a dime a dozen so it didn’t really matter what I was playing with. But, I think in the long haul, yes it probably would have been better to stick to one cue. Being a stubborn gambler, when you went broke, you got rid of it. It was always an automatic to pawn your cue to a friend to get some money and later buy it back. I was also known to lose a match and break my cue into a million pieces and then throw it into the fireplace. Bart Mahoney from Sacramento, CA asks: If you hadn’t ever played pool, what do you think you would be or be doing today? Keith: I probably would have become a professional baseball player or golfer but then again, I was limited with my size so maybe a professional poker player? Manny Talavera from New Castle, IN asks: Who was your toughest opponent? Longest session ever played? Best friend in pool? Players you went on the road with?

Keith: When I was playing full time on the circuit my toughest opponent was Earl Strickland. My longest session was playing for four-days, playing a game called pay ball on a snooker table against all the world champions at the Billiard Palace in Bellflower, CA. I ended up winning about $6,000 that day. I once played for three-days and decided to take a nap on a chair of the corner of the pool hall and I woke up with my pockets being cut out with scissors and ALL my money was gone! So the lesson I learned from that episode was to protect my stew by sleeping with my hands in my pockets. That is a true story☺ I didn’t really have a best pool friend to say, but I had a lot of pool related friends. The first player I went on the road with was Hawaiian Brian, and from then on it’s just too many to mention. But it’s safe to say, that I was always accompanied with a partner and rarely did I travel alone. Bill Akers from Mediapolis, IA asks: Did you like working next to Paul Newman & Tom Cruise? What was the impact like on your game? Did the movie make you more famous in the pool world and/or in general? Keith: Yes… I really enjoyed working with the crew of the “Color of Money especially Paul Newman and Tom Cruise; I could have had more opportunities with acting but I chose to compete on the pro circuit instead. The movie didn’t have much impact on my pool game, except for making the action a little bit tougher and me a little bit more noticeable. In other words it knocked my action with the suckers. I was already pretty famous from the pool world but more normal people would approach me from being in the movie. As a mater of fact, I remember three-days after the movie debuted I was flying to my next pro event and fans noticed me as Grady from the movie. Cory Wilcox from Largo, FL asks: Do you still have the T-shirt that says, “The World’s got the 8.” Keith: No, that was a thing of the past. I wore it for a few years and then retired it. Bryan Bell from Colorado Springs, CO asks: There are rumors of you coming out of retirement. Is it true? Keith: Its possible … I guess he’s been reading the Internet lately. Angel Levine from Chicago, IL asks: What’s are you doing now? Are you still playing pool? Keith: I have not played in 6-7 years and I still continue to bet sports and play on-line poker. I met the love of my life Jenny, my angel in the year 2002 and she got me to quit all the negatives in my life and has truly been taking care of me ever since. She really has saved my life. Marvin Reed from Georgetown, SC asks: In his prime, who was the player he did not wanted to play and why? Keith: My answer would be no, because I was never really afraid of anyone! Hunter Roberts from San Carlos, CA asks: How tough was life on the road? When were you in your prime? Why do you shoot sidewinder? Keith: Being a road player had its good times and rough times but I always had a great time. Back then; it was easy to get a hold of money because there were always money games around. But these days, if you go broke you might end up in the streets. The reason why I play pool sidewinder is because I learned to play pool at a very young age. My arms could barely reach the table and I had to learn by standing on boxes to reach the table. Bobby Martinez from Mesquite, TX asks: What is your biggest comeback from behind victory (gambling & tournament)? Were you afraid of anyone? Did anyone consistently beat you? Keith: My biggest comeback was once playing a 9-ball tournament and being down 10-0 playing Jimmy Mataya and I came back to win the set 11-10. And wouldn’t you know it, the very next tournament I had him down 10-0 playing 9-ball and he came back to beat me 11-10 – Grrr….pool is funny game. Nobody ever consistently beat me but I would have to say at times Mike Segal and Earl Strickland were my toughest opponents. A special “Thank-you” to Keith McCready for sharing his thoughts on his personal life and pool career.

Till next month you can find me on Facebook at

December 2012 - The Break 39




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

DAY Mondays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Boise Pocatello Boise Pocatello Emmett Pocatello Idaho Falls Pocatello Pocatello

LOCATION The Pocket Pocket The Pocket Pocket Toadstool Pocket (1st of month) Pocket Oasis Bar Pocket

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 398-7321 (208) 233-1841 (208) 525-9962 (208) 232-9347 (208) 233-1841

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Open Race to 2 9-Ball Open Ladies Dbls-Race to 2 9-Ball (Scratch bucket) Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8/9 Ball Alternating 8/9 Ball Combination

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $50/team $5 $5 $5

ADDED $$$ Call $$$ $$$ $2/player $$$ $$$ Matching $$$

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Noon 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

CITY Ogden Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

LOCATION D & R Spirits Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

PHONE (801) 394-8400 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball VNEA rules 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $10 $25

ADDED Call Matching Matching Matching $10/player

TIME 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

Got Weeklies? We Got Room Call us 406.285.3099



DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Spokane Sumner Vancouver Everett Spokane Sumner Tacoma Burien Everett Everett Kenmore Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Everett Olympia Spokane Tacoma Lakewood Ocean Park Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Lakewood Sumner Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Olympia Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

40 The Break -December 2012

LOCATION 7th Rail Log Cabin 4th Plain Tavern O’Finnigan’s Pub 7th Rail Log Cabin Malarkey’s Pool & Brew BZ’s Sport Bar O’Finnigan’s Pub P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern P C’s Pub Frankies 7th Rail Latitude 84 Schooners Doc’s Tavern 7th Rail Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Schooners Log Cabin Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Frankies Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (360) 254-3729 (425) 745-4805 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (253) 226-3594 (206) 243-6018 (425) 745-4805 (425) 258-9465 (253) 226-3594 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (425) 258-9465 (360) 455-0352 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (253) 584-1919 (253) 863-2905 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (253) 226-3594 (360) 254-3729 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES ENTRY Texas Holdem Poker $5 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Texas Holdem Poker $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 + green fee 220 $10 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 8-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Vegas 8 Ball $5 220 $10 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. Poker $20 buy in 9-Ball Valley Rules $5 Cribbage $6 Poker Call 9-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball Open $3 9-Ball Call Poker Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 8-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball $5 + green fee Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 220 $10 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

ADDED TIME Call Call $$$ 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call Call $$$ 8:00PM Combined 6:15PM Matches to $100 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Combined Flex Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Call 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM $$$ 3:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Matching 7:00PM $2/player 8:00PM Matching 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 2:00PM Combined 4:00PM MEAT 2:00PM Matching 2:00PM

TOURNAMENTS DAY Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

LOCATION Ballad Town Billiards K C Midway Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 Underground Sports Bar Greek Village Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 Rodders Rodders Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill (2nd/last) Ringo’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 357-1111 (503) 656-9501 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 848-8888 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 644-7847 (503) 357-1111 (503) 282-8266

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball BCA 2/2 DE 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables Players Choice 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 8-Ball - B & below 9-Ball Open 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball 8 Ball-Open Handicap (3rd Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 9-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 9-Ball Open - Race to 3 Scotch Dbls-Bring partner Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball 9-Ball BCA 3/2 DE Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

ENTRY $5+$2 g.f. FREE $5 $5+$2 g.f. FREE $5-B/$10-M $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. Call $5+$3 g.f. $7 $5 $3 $3 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $10+$5 g.f. $5 $5+$2 g.f. $15

ADDED $3 $3/player $$$ w/9+ $3/player $3/player $3/player Call $$$ w/9+ $3 Call $5/player $5/player Matching Matching Call Call $5/player $5/player Match up to 23 $3 Call

TIME 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM Call 2:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 11:00AM

CITY WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5

ADDED Matching Matching

TIME 2:00PM 2:00PM

Tuesdays Fridays Sundays

Sun Valley Sun Valley Sun Valley Sun Valley

Harvey’s Harvey’s Harvey’s Harvey’s

(775) 673-8787 (775) 673-8787 (775) 673-8787 (775) 673-8787

8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball

$5 $5 $5 $5

Call $2/player Call Call

7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM Noon



Jointed Cue


Sherman Oaks

Mountain View

House of Billiards Broken Rack Plush Pockets Jointed Cue Hard Times CA Billiard Club Buffalo Billiards Buffalo Billiards Hard Times Family Billiards DVPL CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sat) Buffalo Billiards Hard Times CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sun)

(916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (818) 400-3693 (510) 652-9808 (818) 400-3693 (916) 456-3243 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733 (415) 931-1115 (510) 861-0812 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100

9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap WorldPPA 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Open staggered entry 3 Cushion Handicap WorldPPA 8-Ball 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap Tourny at Vinnie’s Bar WorldPPA 9-Ball/SE WorldPPA 9-Ball/SE 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Open - Limit 32 10-Ball Open SE 10-Ball Open SE

$5 $20 $15 $20 $15 $5-$15 $17 incl g.f. $11 $5 $5 $10 $20 Call $11 $22 $12 $20 $10 $20

Call Call Call $100 1st Tues only Call $50 $100 w/20+ Call Matching Matching Call Call Call Call $100 $5/player Call Call $100

8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 6:00PM 2:30PM 12:30PM 6:00PM 6:00PM

San Francisco Family Billiards

Emeryville Northridge Sacramento Wednesdays Bellflower Thursdays Fridays Saturdays

San Francisco


Mountain View Mountain View

Mountain View Mountain View


Petaluma Petaluma Bellflower

Petaluma Bellflower


DAY Saturdays Sundays


Got Weeklies? We Got Room Call us 406.285.3099


CITY Forest Grove Oregon City Coos Bay Forest Grove Gresham Beaverton Portland Coos Bay Forest Grove Medford Salem Forest Grove Gresham Oregon City Oregon City Portland Salem Salem Beaverton Forest Grove Portland


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

December 2012 - The Break 41

Tournament Trail Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

Click on the MAP link online to get directions to each location DATE Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 2 Dec 1-2 Dec 8 Dec 8-9 Dec 8-9 Dec 15-16 Dec 14 Dec 15-16 Dec 15-16 Jan 6 Jan 12 Jan 12-13 Jan 18-20 Jan 19-20 Jan 25 Jan 27 Jan 27 Jan 29 Jan 30 Feb 3 Feb 9 Feb 9-10 Feb 10 Feb 23-24 Feb 23-24 Feb 25-Mar 3 Feb 25-Mar 3 Feb 25-Mar 3 Feb 25-Mar 3 Feb 25-Mar 3 Feb 25-Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 May 1 May 1 May 2 May 2 May 3 May 3 May 4-5 May 4-5

CITY Lynnwood, WA Lynnwood, WA Portland, OR Bellflower, CA Emmett, ID Spokane, WA Pocatello, ID Lynnwood, WA Mtn View, CA Mtn View, CA Mtn View, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Spokane, WA Portland, OR Mtn View, CA Elizabeth, IN Elizabeth, IN Elizabeth, IN Elizabeth, IN Elizabeth, IN Portland, OR Salem, OR Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Mtn View, CA Bellflower, CA Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR

LOCATION Uncle Jacks (see ad Nov) Uncle Jacks (see ad Nov) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p34) New World Billiards (see ad p16) Toadstool (see ad Nov) Black Diamond (see ad p36) Oasis (see ad p33) Uncle Jacks (see ad Nov) CA Billiard Club (see ad p34) CA Billiard Club (see ad p34) CA Billiard Club (see ad p34) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p34) The Cue Ball (see ad p34) Black Diamond (see ad p36) Nitehawk (see ad p28) CA Billiard Club (see ad p34) Derby City Classic (see ad p10) Derby City Classic (see ad p10) Derby City Classic (see ad p10) Derby City Classic (see ad p10) Derby City Classic (see ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p34) The Cue Ball (see ad p34) Black Diamond (see ad p36) Black Diamond (see ad p36) CA Billiard Club (see ad p34) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Western BCA (See ad p9) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32) Pacific ACS (see ad p32)

PHONE (425) 640-5474 (425) 640-5474 (503) 282-8266 (818) 400-3693 (208) 398-7321 (509) 891-8357 (208) 232-9347 (425) 941-9928 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 (509) 891-8357 (360) 892-7452 (650) 965-3100 (812) 288-7665 (812) 288-7665 (310) 370-3994 (812) 288-7665 (812) 288-7665 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 (509) 891-8357 (509) 891-8357 (650) 965-3100 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 league opr. league opr. league opr. league opr. league opr. league opr. league opr. league opr.

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Race to 7 One Pocket - Race to 2 Straight Pool 9-Ball Handicap Win/Loss 8-Ball - No “A” Players 9-Ball Open 8-Ball 9-Ball SD - Sign up by texting Mini 9-Ball Winter Shootout One Pocket - DE Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Open 9-Ball-Limit 32 players One Pocket - DE 9-Ball Banks (buy back option) One Pocket (buy back option) Straight Pool Challenge 10-Ball Challenge 9-Ball (buy back option) Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Open-1st 48 players 9-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles One Pocket - DE Jay Swanson 9-Ball (Max 192) 10-Ball Bar Table-Open Div 10-Ball Bar Table-Wmns Div 9-Ball Bar Table-Open Div 9-Ball Bar Table-Wmns Div 8-Ball Bar Table-Open Div 8-Ball Bar Table-Wmns Div Minis & Ring Games 8-Ball Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Singles M/W 8-Ball Teams M/W 8-Ball Novice 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Seniors 8-Ball Masters 8-Ball Men’s Mixed B Teams 8-Ball Adv. Mixed Sc Dbls 8-Ball Open Mixed Sc Dbls 9-Ball Adv M & W Singles 9-Ball Open M & W Singles 8-Ball Adv M & W Singles 8-Ball Open M & W Singles 8-Ball Open Team 4-person team 8-Ball Wm.Team 4-person team

ENTRY ADDED $20+$5 g.f. $10/player $20+$5 g.f. $10/player $15 $25 $2,500 $25 $500 w/64 $50 incl. g.f. $1,000 w/64 $20 $500 w/32 $75/team $1,000 w/32 t $20 $100 $25 $1,000 1st pl w/128 $40 $400 Guar $15 $10 $200 $50 incl. g.f. $1,000 w/64 $30+$10 g.f. Call $40 $400 Guar $110 $10,000 Guar $135 $15,000 Guar $100 $6,000 Guar Call $10,000 $160 $25,000 Guar $15 $10 $200 $50 incl. g.f. $750 w/full field $25 no g.f. $5/team $40 $400 Guar $80/$85 $3,000 Min Call $5,500 Call $1,000 w/16+ Call $5,500 Call $1,000 w/16+ Call $5,500 Call $1,000 w/16+ Varies Varies $30,000 Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies $80 Call $60 Call $40 Call $30 Call $40 Call $30 Call $120 Call $120 Call


42 The Break - December 2012

TIME LINK Call MAP Call 11:00AM MAP Noon MAP Noon MAP 9:00AM MAP 11:00AM MAP 9:00AM MAP 7:00PM MAP Noon 1:00PM 11:00AM MAP 10:00AM MAP 9:00AM MAP Call MAP 1:00PM MAP Noon MAP Noon 9:00AM Call Noon 11:00AM MAP 10:00AM MAP Call MAP Call 1:00PM MAP Call MAP Call MAP Call Call Call Call Call 7PM MAP Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call 9:00AM MAP 9:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM

walk the walk black metal skull ornament

new 3D embossing technique

tribal flames screenprinting

waterproof exterior

holds up 30� sticks

$175 MSRP



qualified dealers welcome - free catalog


Profile for The Break

The Break December Issue 2012  

Over 150 tournaments listed with results from the U.S. Amateur Championships, TAP Nationals, WPBA Nationals in Lincoln City, OR - an intervi...

The Break December Issue 2012  

Over 150 tournaments listed with results from the U.S. Amateur Championships, TAP Nationals, WPBA Nationals in Lincoln City, OR - an intervi...

Profile for thebreak