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Don’s R ack

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This amazing new rack has a new innovative design that makes it a pleasure to use. Don’s Rack intuitive features give the rack a premium look and feel with greater control over precision racking. There are no gimmicks and no moving parts for a more engaging and self-contained racking experience. z A precisely engineered “lip” tightly channels the balls into formation. z Thumb tabs provide leverage for flipping the rack off the balls. z The raised back and rounded pivot bottom enables a smooth flip. Above is what the website tells you about Don’s Rack. What it doesn’t tell you is how easy it is to use and how simplistic. It is designed the way you would like to take a rack off the balls but can’t always.

I was excited to get Don’s Rack and try it out because in theory the rack should work, but not all products perform as expected. The true test of a good rack is in actual match play situations during leagues and with pool players who have their own tables and it was amazing. There is nothing to the rack but the rack itself. It is made from a heavy duty plastic that is semi transparent. It slides easily over the felt on the pool table and raises with the slightest touch of your thumbs to the back of the rack. Don’s Rack loads from the top so it is easy to place the balls. I tried the rack out on 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball and 3-ball and each and every rack worked with ease. It is the best rack that I have used. Even this old dog can learn a new trick or two. If you could reinvent the wheel this would be it. It’s what it should be.

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February 2008

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Alexander’s Phoenix, AZ 13 American Legion Oak Harbor, WA 8 Billiard Palacade San Francisco, CA 20 Billiards Plus Vancouver, WA 30 Black Star Tacoma, WA 29 Broken Rack Emeryville, CA 13 Buffalo Jump Livingston, MT 21 Cadillac Island Longview, WA 34 California Billiard Club Mtn View, CA 27 Cat’s Paw Bozeman, MT 14 Cattlemen’s Casino Kalispell, MT 7 Classic Billiards Portland, OR 22 Cue Ball, The Salem, OR 5 Cue’s Billiards Portland, OR 4 Desert Dust Off Phoenix, AZ 10 Dr Cue Billiards Shoreline, WA 5 Eagles Club #326 Bozeman, MT 15 Eagles Lodge Billings, MT 21 Edge Casino Helena, MT 15 Eight Ball In Great Falls, MT 6,36 Falls Club Post Falls, ID 5 Family Billiards San Francisco, CA 17 Farmhouse Portland, OR 30 Frankie’s Olympia, WA 9 Full Splice Tacoma, WA 26 Good Time Ernies Burien, WA 29 Halftime Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA 30 Hard Times Billiards Sacramento, CA 21 Houdini’s Billiards Freeland, WA 16 Hub Bar Belgrade, MT 8 Hwy 26 Sports Bar Boring, OR 29 Jake’s Bar & Grill Salem, OR 20 Jillians Seattle, WA 16 Jointed Cue Sacramento, CA 11 K C Midway Oregon City, OR 29 Kolby’s Tempe, AZ 11 Latitude 84 Tacoma, WA 7 Lil’ Big Foot Spokane, WA 4 Log Cabin Bar Sumner, WA 29 Longhorn Saloon Lakewood, WA 15 Maggie O’Tooles Lakewood, WA 30 Malarkey’s Tacoma, WA 14 McCorry’s Woodenville, WA 4 McQ’s Billiards Spokane, WA 30 Main Street Billiards Tucson, AZ 12 Mike’s Place Renton, WA 30 Molly Brown Bozeman, MT 15 Mr Ed’s Saloon Butte, MT 29 Mustard Seed Bellevue, WA 15 New California Marysville, WA 22 New Grove Everett, WA 14

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Letterfrom the Editor: In my opinion:

Let the Owner’s Decide To Smoke or Not to smoke, I feel it is an individual’s right. Having said that, we must look at the facts. It is after all, legal. Nicotine, which is a drug is a product of smoking. It’s addictive, filthy, dirty and all the words you can come up with to describe it. Second hand smoke kills. Smoking kills. Cancer, to name one, along with other debilitating health conditions can result from smoking, yet it remains legal. Ask yourself, why? Is it because of millions of people who would be irritated from not smoking, cranky, unruly or could the reason be it receives legal status taxes? What is the actual cost of a pack of cigarettes compared to the taxes that are paid? You do the research. I quit smoking over 2 1/2 years ago “cold turkey” after smoking for 12 years over a pack of cigarettes per day. I was surprised at the addition but more surprised at the familiarity of where and when and how I smoked. I have talked to advertisers, past and present of The Break. Some have stopped advertising because of the smoking laws because business is down 60%. Other advertisers have gone out of business who were bars, lounges and pool halls just because their patrons could not smoke inside. When I go to play pool, most locations have smoking, sometimes its bothersome, sometimes not so much. It doesn’t make me want to light up again. It’s more of a nuisance. I come home reeking of cigarette smoke, just part of the price I pay to play. Do I have a right to tell somebody or anybody or everybody that is in a bar or pool hall to stop smoking because of me? Are my rights or the rights of a few dictate the rights of the majority because the majority of the people in bars smoke? Where is the pursuit of happiness? Would this be a lawsuit for the ACLU? Would this be unconstitutional to take a legal product and ban it in certain locations? That question I cannot answer. What I do believe is if the owner of a bar or pool hall wants to have smoking in their establishment and smoking is legal (which it is) then they should. And let that business cater to their own clientele. And on the other side, let a bar or pool hall who cater to nonsmokers do the same. Let’s not have the legislature dictate what the owner of a business does as long as it’s legal. If it’s legal, so should it be your choice, not the choice of others. Still happy I’m not smoking. What say you? Send your response to otbnews@aol.com

Dr Cue Classic “Artistic” Cup

February 2008

Doctor of Billiardology, WPA World Artistic Pool Champion, ESPN and World Masters Trick Shot Champion, North American Professional Trick & Fancy Shot Champion Tom “Dr Cue” Rossman, a World Champion contributes his monthly artistic pool shot challenges taken from the DR. CUE CLASSIC "ARTISTIC POOL" TOUR 2008 SHOT / CHALLENGE PROGRAM. The Dr Cue Classic “Artistic” Cup will be held January 5-7, 2008 at the Tom “Dr Cue” Rossman Executive Inn in Louisville, KY. The shots presented in his column will be part of the disciplines that the participants in this event will attempt to make. The Artistic Cup has a guaranteed prize fund of over $20,000 with $5,000 going to first place. The field will be open to 48 players of both Open A and Open B catagories (pro, amateur, junior). Full information and the complete shot program is available online at www.artisticpool.org and www.professorqball.com. For more information please send your request to: Tom "Dr. Cue" and Marty "Ms. Cue" Rossman "Dr. Cue" Classic Artistic Pool Tour Directors Email Options: dr_cue_and_ms_cue@yahoo.com drcue@artisticpool.org Phone Options: 765.795.4968 (Business) 765.760.7665 (Cell)

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Cue Ball(s) Placement: In hand - anywhere behind line (B - E) Object Ball(s) Placement: Any object ball is placed on top of a chalk cube on foot spot of table Objective: Shoot cue ball 5 cushions as diagram indicates. 6 points awarded if cue ball finishes within 1 ball's width of object ball on chalk. 8 points awarded if cue ball hits object ball on chalk without freezing and ball stays on top of chalk. 10 points awarded if cue ball freezes to ball on top of chalk. 3 rolls are granted and cumulative total for all 3 counts for score. Special Notes: New piece of chalk must be used for this shot / challenge Scoring: ·3 Attempts - Cumulative total scored (30 points maximum - See "objective" above)

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Everett Invitational 3 person 9-ball tournament by Rose Wilson for Ed Slade

The Soundview, P C’s Pub, New Grove and White Buffalo Tavern owners came together to put on the first 3-person 9-ball tournament over the January 26th and 27th weekend. Each owner added $250 sponsor fee and the entry for each of the teams was $125. With (11) teams entered, the total purse for this tournament was $2,375. the teams were made up of (1) master male, (1) open male and (1) woman of the BCA rankings. It is the first time in many years a tournament of this format has been done. Ed Slade of the S o u n d v i e w , Ed Slade, Shari Ross, Jim Conway orchestrated this tournament and is holding a different tournament every month for the next (3) months. A (4) Woman Singles Tournament is next being held February 23rd and 24th. Ladies (8) teams are already signed up. Get your local team together and come join the fun. Please refer to the ad in “The Break” for entry fees and sign up instructions. Since there were (11) teams it was decided to play a round-robin format. Each member on the team had to play the opposing team members one time. A total of (9) games were played each match. The (5) teams which scored the highest number of wins Molly Oliver, Scott Thurston, Tommy Sliva, were awarded a share of Eddie Mataya, Cindy Sliva the prize money. Every member in the tournament played a total of (30) games. It was interesting to see how the women matched up against some of the men in this tournament. I myself, saw several great games. It would have been fun just to sit back and be a spectator for the majority of the matches. I have to give Shari Ross of the Soundview Team honorable mention. Shari played some excellent pool over the weekend by winning over 85% of her games. I don’t think too many of the men, if any, came very close Jeff Jimenez, Mary Olson, Treon Pham to achieving this goal. Congratulations, Shari on a great tournament. The ending results are as follows: 1st $950 + $287* Shari Ross, Ed Slade & Jim Conway (63)** 2nd $600 + $172* Cindy Sliva, Eddie Mataya & Tommy Sliva (56)** 3rd $400 + $116* Mary Olson, Jeff Jimenez & Treon Pham (51)** 4th $250 Molly Oliver, Scott Thurston & Bobbie Campbell (48)** 5th $175 Margie Avlon, Russian Dave & Michael “Rocky” Baird (47)** * side pot ** games won Many thanks to the owners of each of the Taverns and to Ed Slade for taking the time to put on this tournament. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in any of the upcoming tournaments.

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February 2008

Two Tough Propositions By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

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Here are two difficult propositions. I was reminded of them at the recent Derby City Classic where I had the pleasure of spending some time with Willie Jopling who specializes in what you might call painless cash extractors.

If the eight ball gets down by region X, you're in trouble because the side pocket is in the way for a normal 3-cushion shot. You might try putting the cue ball up at the head of the table and shooting A-B-C to get to X. Again, this is all good information for shooting kick shots in games. How many shots should this take? If someone claims they can do it in 10 tries, believe them. I saw Alain Robidoux, the great Canadian snooker player, do a slightly different version of this on a 6-by-12 foot snooker table. He racked the black ball in the appropriate place in the rack, but then he threw the cue ball by hand, going at least three cushions each time, first breaking out the black ball, moving it towards the pocket, clearing out blockers and finally pocketing it. He said he would do it in 25 throws and that's just what he needed. The amazing thing to me was that on every throw, he improved the position. On a pool table, don't give more than 18 throws to someone who wants to try this without a cue stick.

In the first proposition, you begin with a standard rack for eight ball. Your goal is to make the eight ball into the corner pocket within a certain number of tries, leaving the object balls where you move them to after each shot. The catch is that on each shot, you must have the cue ball contact three cushions before hitting the balls. This is a great drill to learn how the cushions work. Bob Jewett

The "break" shot is shown. You want to come off the third cushion just above the side pocket. With luck, this will move balls off the corner by the target pocket, and may even leave a path for the eight ball to get out of the rack. After each shot, you get to put the cue ball where you want, and pocketing the other balls and/or scratching is irrelevant. Go at this proposition methodically. If you know a three-cushion diamond system, apply it now. If you don't, try to note specific starting points and lines to get to specific places. For example, once you work out the break shot to land on the second ball of the rack, you Pool Tournaments know where to shoot if you have to Mon & Wed 9-Ball at 8PM send the cue ball through roughly that Sun 8-Ball at 8PM same area. You can develop Entries $5 + $3 green fee landmarks like "shoot from the corner to the edge of the door over there to Poker Tournament get to a spot a diamond up the long Tuesdays at 6:30PM

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The second proposition is a good challenge game for two or more players. It is like the first, but you just put one ball on the spot and see how many three-cushion shots it takes you to make it in the corner, leaving it where you knock it on each shot. This drill is guaranteed to improve your speed control on kicks. Consider four shots par for the single ball. You should be able to do a hole in one at least one in ten tries. When I've played this as a "who can do it in fewer" game, we have always had only one ball on the table, but I suppose you could all play at the same time, shooting in order. If you want to learn the cushions, try these propositions. “Where Good Times are Not a Matter of Good Luck”

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January 6-12, 2008, Louisville, Kentucky The third year of the 14.1 Challenge at the DCC saw some changes and a surprise winner. Darren Appleton from England came out on top in 2008, in spite of never having played in a straight pool tournament before. The prelims were the same format as last year with each contestant getting 12 tries to get a high run starting with a good break shot. The finals were changed to a single-elimination tournament of the top eight runners to allow video taping of matches by Accu-stats. The top prelim score was by Mika Immonen who ran 147 balls. He came in as the defending champion having scored a 160 in the finals in 2007. The other top scores were 140 by Fabio Petroni from Italy, 126 by Niels Feijen, 107 by Corey Deuel, 100 by John Schmidt, 98 by Thorsten Hohmann, 92 by Ralf Souquet, and a barely-squeeked-in 73 by Appleton. Feijen had two other runs over 100 and only took 10 of his permitted 12 tries. Hohmann had three runs of 98, just missing the magic 100. This year saw the addition of a women’s division, with Allison Fisher taking top honors with a 56. Jeanette Lee was second with a 42 and Kim Shaw was third with a 32. Fisher won $1000 for her effort. The final eight men went on to a single elimination tournament with races to 150. This allowed taping of matches by Accu-stats and wider exposure of this great game. In the round of 8, Schmidt beat Deuel 150-52, Feijen routed Hohmann 150-9, Petroni beat Souquet 150-40 and last-seeded Appleton upset defending champ and number 1 seed Immonen 150-38. Appleton lost the lag and was surprised that he was the one who had to break. Then he needed some help from Conrad Burkman to understand the opening break requirements. Once into the running part of the game, he seemed to get his bearings quickly. The Feijen-Hohmann match took only 3 innings as Niels ran 48, 30 and 72 and out. Feijen continued his run at the end to try for the Accu-stats bonus of $500 for a taped run of 100 or more, but only got a few more balls. In the semis, Appleton beat Schmidt 150-86 while Feijen beat Petroni 150120 by running 126 balls in his last two innings to overcome a 70-ball deficit. Appleton came into the finals against Feijen a prohibitive underdog, but grit and determination count for a lot. There was no run over 37 in the 17inning final. At the end with Darren needing three balls with four on the table, Niels got him to into an exchange of fouls to force Darren into the next rack. A misjudged safe by Niels let Darren back in, and he got the needed break shot and the win to become the 2008 Derby City Classic Straight Pool Challenge Champion. With $10,000 added and 25 total entries at $100 each the prize fund was $12,500. $600 in daily prizes were awarded for the four days of prelims and there was a $1000 bonus for high run overall. The payouts including the daily prizes were: 1st $1900 Darren Appleton 2nd $2000 NielsFeijen 3rd $1400 John Schmidt 3rd $1200 Fabio Petroni 5th $2000 Mika Immonen (ran 147) 5th $1000 Thorsten Hohmann 5th $900 Corey Deuel 5th $900 Ralf Souquet $100 Bob Hunter and Marc Vidal $1000 Allison Fisher More Derby City Classic Results on page 24

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Mike Stevens Takes Cadillac Island Eight Ball By Mike Jensen

Mike Stevens and Pat Shumacher

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Atwell for second place to see who would come back to play Mike again for the title in the double elimination format. When Mike Stevens faced Glenn Atwell to win their side of the bracket Mike ran five out of six racks to beat Glenn six to three. That’s some strong eight ball shooting. 1. Mike Stevens $800 2. Pat “Shu” Shumacher $550 3. Glenn Atwell $400 4. Eddie Mataya $270 5. Ivan Doty $150 6. Robin Daems $150 7. Pat Gamble $100 8. Mike Ottoboni $100 9. Stan Tourangeau $50 10. Russell Pettis $50 11. Jesse Allred $50 12. Stan Alameda $50

The 22nd Annual Traynor Memorial Tournament was hosted by Cinz in Butte, Montana, January 4-6, 2008. 31 teams showed up to vie for the $500 added purse. Saturday’s brackets were flighted at 9am & 5pm and Cindy served the pool players a free lunch at 2pm. Next year’s Traynor will be held on 3 pool tables. See ya there. 1st Jeff Boucher & Seth King 2nd Dan Hamper & Jim Winters 3rd Jason Dawes & Lance Stanchfield 4th Josh Kovenesky & Mike Boggs

Players Open 2008 The 13th Annual Players Open was hosted by Bullwackers in Billings, Montana, January 25-27, 2008. This was a 4 person team tournament, singles play, race to 9. The results were: Money/Calc 1st $1562/$1236 Alberta Crude: Kim Bohnet Ben Rieker, Lorne Kestrukof, Darryl Plotzke 2nd $1172/$927 8 Ball In: John Barnes, John Sirross Bob Parenteau, Justin Salcido 3rd $781/$618 Balls Deep: Wade Hudson, Doug Medina Cole Dickson, Sean Fritzler 4th $391/$309 Sports Page #1: Doug Asleson, Linda Asleson Roland Barnes, Dan Bummer Consolation Winners $60 plus jackets Sports Page #3: Darrel Frickel, Pat White Bill Luscombe, Randy Sayer

Mataya to play Mike for the point. Shu faced and defeated Glenn

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Eagles 9-Ball From: Dick Jones, Manager/Event Coordinator

The Eagles Club #326 in Bozeman, Montana hosted a 9Ball tournament January 26, 2008. There was a strong field of 26 players that showed up in this race to seven in the winner’s side of the bracket and a race to five in the loser’s side of the bracket. The final four players played a race to nine. Although Jeff Boucher was the favorite going into today’s tournament, it was not a cake walk by any means. At any time, Jeff could have been in the loser side of the bracket. At one time in the championship bracket, Mike Schaff had Jeff down Jeff Boucher 2 games to 0. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6

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First 2008 event: ~ Alexander’s - March 15th and 16th - 10-Ball - Races to (8) W/S and (7) L/S - Sign up by 10am. Players meeting at 10am. Tourney starts at 11am, March 15th, 2008 Don’t Miss the first event ~ Winner of first event receives $400 free entry into April’s Desert Shootout For Info Call: ~ Dennis Orender 480-888-5112 and Jimmy Mendoza 602-502-7438 The balance of the 2008 Tour Schedule is currently being finalized. Check www.azpoolscene.com/BreakingNews169.html or The Break for more info

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Mike & Susan Williams Ultimate Scotch Doubles Photos and article courtesy of azpoolscene.com

On January 26th and 27th, Alexander’s, in Phoenix, held a Scotch Doubles 9-Ball event. The double elimination tournament called for all teams to be rated (18) or less based on the Arizona Ratings System. Mike Williams, a ten rated player, did not have to look far to find his partner for the tournament. Mike’s wife, Susan (an eight rated player) teamed with Mike to win the event as they went undefeated, from beginning to end, to capture first place. The format called for a $75.00 per team entry with side pots of $5, $10, $20, and $40. Along with the $500.00 added by Alexander’s, the first place prize money alone exceeded $2000.00! The races were to total team handicap less (9). Mike & Susan, rated an (18), were forced to race to nine games in every match.

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Twenty-six teams entered the tournament with close to 90% participation in the side pots, creating a fantastic payout kitty for the event. Mike and Susan started their run to first place by winning a first round match against Josh Stinett & Bobby Barreras. The winners then positioned themselves in the hot seat with wins over Terry Tucker & Derek Cumm, Mario Cardona & Muaz Arshad, Tom Auston & Tony Norem, and Dick Krenz & Jeff Pranke. Over on the one-loss side, Tyson Cole & Troy Ridder were making their way to the finals. Tyson & Troy (TNT, had won their first match against Aaron Hogge & Vincent Rivera Troy Rider & Tyson Cole but then lost to Steve Stowers & Steve Hofsteter. From there, Tyson & Troy defeated Jude Espinosa & Dennis Orender, Harvey Wilford & Dave Holland, Marvin Valdez & Wade Rea, Mario Cardona & Muaz Arshad, Hopell Ampongan & John Smith, Donald Manganas & James Golob, and Dick Krenz & Jeff Pranke to land in the finals against Mike & Susan. Donald Manganas & James Golob

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Rick Cosman wins Ultimate 8 & Under

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Pranke, Lee Collins, Carlos Avalos, and Rick Cosman. Rick won the hot seat then waited for his finals opponent. Pranke lost to Carlos to finish fourth. Carlos then lost to Lee Collins and had to settle for third. Lee advanced to the finals against Rick Cosman. Rick won the finals match against Lee and ended the tournament undefeated. Rick won $1390.00 for first while Lee settled for 580.00 and 2nd place.. Payouts include added money and side pots 9/12 Allen Jones 1st $1390 Rick Cosman Don Adams 2nd $580 Lee Collins Frank Alvarez Not noted Carlos Avalos 3rd Larry Olson 4th Jeff Pranke 13/16 Mark Baker 5/6 Ray Ryan Steve Stowers Ray Quinnell Dave Stowers 7/8 Tom Auston Jack Sanchez Randy Thompson

Rick Cosman and Lee Collins

On January 5th & 6th, 2008, Alexanders Sports Bar in Phoenix held an 8 & under 9-Ball tournament. Just hoping to draw a field of thirty-two so close to the holidays, Alexander’s drew an astounding (56) players to this $500.00 added tournament. The format called for a race to full handicap of 9-Ball with a minimum race to five. With the $30.00 entries, the added money, and the four side pots, the kitty grew rapidly to $1390.00 for a first place finish. Alexanders played the field down from (56) to (16) on Saturday. Eight players on the one loss side and eight players on the winners side returned on Sunday for a chance at the $1390.00 first place prize money. The eight players returning on the winners side were Carlos Avalos, Randy Thompson, Lee Collins, Jeff Pranke, Larry Olson, Ray (Captain Morgan) Ryan, Rick Cosman, and Frank Alvarez. The eight coming back on the one-loss side were Ray Quinnell, Steve Stowers, Dave Stowers, Mark Baker, Tom Auston, Don Adams, Allen Jones, and Jack Sanchez. As the field narrowed down on Sunday, the final four turned out to be Jeff

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How do you practice? Do you rack up the balls and then try to break and run them out? Or do you just randomly throw the balls out on the table and then try to run them? Or maybe you work on one problem shot at a time. Or perhaps you do drills. Any kind of practice is better than no practice at all. But there are many practice drills that are better than others because of their ability to supply recorded feedback that can help you gauge your progress. One such set of drills was developed by Bob Jewett in the early 1990’s and is titled Progressive Practice. You might have noticed that Mr. Jewett Roger Long even used the root word “progress” in the title of his work. The full set of Progressive Practice drills contains four basic shot-types: stop, follow, draw, and cut. Then there are five different sets (which could be called “degree of difficulty levels”) that contain each of the four shot-types. And in each of the five sets, the four shots are executed at gradually increasing distances between the cue ball and object ball and/ or between the object ball and the pocket. Then there is a scoring system and a daily log sheet so that you can track your progress (or lack thereof). So what you get with all of this is a system that takes you from beginner levels up through expert levels in each of these four common shot-types. It’s an excellent tool. Next we have Bob Henning’s The Pro Book. Mr. Henning’s work may contain a lot of shots that can also be found in other books, but the good thing about his book is that it gives you daily practice logs for each shot. Here, again, you have a way of tracking your progress. Another good thing about The Pro Book is that it contains a lot of information about goal setting, and then gives you spaces right in the book for you to record your own goals. Still another good thing about this book is that Mr. Henning has laid out a 30-day training program that not only acts as a daily reminder to practice all different kinds of shots, but even reminds you about other things like stretching and exercising. This is another excellent tool. Then we have the very ambitious, but very simply titled, Billiards Workbook by Diana Elaine Sorrentino, Ph.D. This book contains so much information that it packs out a 4-inch thick, double-hinged, 3-ring binder, and is so heavy that it comes with its own canvas carrying bag. Along with literally hundreds of drills, this book has logs for personal practice tracking, competition performance tracking, opponent skill evaluations, and many other things that the average player has probably never even thought of. This is an excellent tool for those who are really into personal excellence. One last tool that we’ll discuss here today is the radar gun. The radar gun is used for measuring your break speed. The break is the most important shot in just about any game, and fast breaks are definitely desired in the games of 8-Ball and 9-Ball. Now with the knowledge that top professional players break anywhere from 25-30 MPH, you can practice your own break until you can maintain speeds in that range. Or not; it’s up to you. But what the radar gun will do is let you know where your break actually stands. What the gun won’t do is give you a progress log, but that’s something you can do for yourself. What you would need to do is break the balls at least ten times a day and record your speed on each break so you can get your daily average. The type of radar gun you would need for this runs around $120-$150, and is sold in most sporting goods stores. This is a most excellent tool for aspiring pros.

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My New Favorite Game: Equal Offense

Samm Diep © January 2008

I was recently introduced to a game that's been around about as long as I have. This game was developed by BCA Master Instructor Jerry Briesath in 1977 to challenge the abilities of his students. This is a game in which each player shoots until you miss a shot, foul or pocket the maximum amount of balls allowed for the inning. The winner is determined by the total inning score (similar to bowling). PLAYERS: Any number. BALLS USED: Standard set of object balls 1-15, plus cue ball. OBJECT OF THE GAME: To score more total points than your opponent(s) in a predetermined number of innings, Samm Diep typically 5 or 10. SCORING: Any legally pocketed ball counts as one point for the shooter. OPENING BREAK: At the start of each player's inning, you have a free break. Any balls pocketed on the break are spotted, and player then begins shooting with object balls in position and cue ball in hand behind the head string. The opening break takes place at the start of every inning of each player. RULES OF PLAY: 1. Player may shoot any ball you choose, but before you shoot must designate an object ball and a called pocket. A legally pocketed ball entitles the shooter to continue at the table until you fail to pocket a called ball, or until you've scored the maximum total per inning permissible. (20 points in championship play) 2. Player is entitled to any additional balls pocketed on a shot, as long as you pocket your called ball. 3. Shooting order for subsequent innings is determined by the scoring results of preceding innings - player with the highest score shooting first. In the event of a tie inning, the order does not change. 4. If players are tied for high match total score, additional innings are played by each tied player with the first player posting a superior score to his opponent(s), in an equal number of innings, being the winner ("sudden death"). NOTE: Equal Offense is based on 14.1 Continuous, also known as straight pool, and the rule about the fifteenth ball of the rack applies to Equal Offense: when only one ball is left on the table, you rack the other balls leaving the apex ball out. When you pocket the last ball you try at the same time to

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Houdini’s in Freeland will sport nine tables of varying sizes for all abilities of players. FREELAND - A new billiards hall has cued up on the South End of Whidbey Island. Located in Freeland at 5525 Freeland Avenue in Unit #4, Houdini’s is right behind the new Windermere Real Estate building and across the street from Island Athletic Club just of SR 525. Mike Dolan and wife Tina Jarvis of Freeland decided to open a pool hall after talking about the concept for more than a decade. Dolan and Jarvis wanted to open a pool hall, partly because of Dolan’s lifelong interest in the game and because of a growing trend in popularity for billiard games. They actually wrote a business plan in 1995. Dolan estimates they have invested $100,000 to open their new business and move into the 2,600-square-foot space. “It was time to put up or shut up and quit talking about it,” Dolan said. D o l a n b e g a n playing pool when he was 17, and ran p o o l tournaments in the 1980s at PJ Pockets in Federal Way. In fact, Dolan earned the nickname “Houdini” from his teammates during his competitive pool playing days because he could get out of tight places on the pool table. “In pool, your opponent tries to set up impossible shots. I usually maneuvered my way out of them,” he said. In 1989 while coaching the women’s team for PJ Pockets, he met Tina. She had been invited to join the team by a long-time friend and after a couple of months the two began dating. Before long things got serious and they ended up buying a home together. A year later the match made in a pool hall was officially joined in a backyard ceremony. Dolan says that, “Tina is definitely my soul mate. She keeps me grounded and focused on what is important in life.”

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Southwest Oregon Fall Session Results The Fall Session has come to an end with more excited teams grabbing those desired Regional spots. All Division Champs from the year's three sessions will be meeting to compete in May for those highly coveted APA National entries. In Josephine County: 8ball High Points and Division Championship went to "The Laybacks" out of The Alibi The Laybacks Tavern for the second time giving the Regional spot to the runner ups, a new team from Cody's Place called "The St-8Shooters". A similar situation exists with the 9ball Division Champs, "Da Misfits" from The Old Barn who grabbed the Da Misfits

Champs, "Glamour Dave's Crew" Their inhouse 8-ball High Points and Division Championship went to "The Stickmen" and their "Pool Gods" took the Glamour Dave’s Crew

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February 2008

By: James Paul Inglish

Edge Casino January 11-13, 2008 Helena, Montana With a generous and courteous wait staff the tournament went off without a hitch. Chuck Hoagland, tournament director said he went all out for the Helena Bar Box by putting on new 860 Simonis cloth on his 7' Valley tables. Chuck had 48 players show up from as far away as Salt Lake City, British Columbia, Spokane and all across Montana. Chuck also had the film crew from OTBnTV show up to film the quarter finals, semis and finals with video on demand on OTBnTV.com. Chuck was interviewed by Don Akerlow, owner of OTBnTV and The Break. I asked Don, why he started filming pool tournaments, “To provide a medium for pool players so they can see what other parts of the country have to offer by giving them video for free on my website onthebreaknews.com. You can download it and watch it at your leisure allowing you to fast forward or back it up or just watch it online.” Now back to the tournament. There would be 16 of the 48 players make it into the finals on Sunday. Hoagland would redraw the field giving everyone zero losses. With a race to 5 and a time tradition 8-ball fashion, the tournament ran to early evening. Helena’s own Dan Hamper was cruising through the B side with wins over Jeff Boucher, putting Jeff into 5th. Taking out Dago Huber for 4th; stopping Lance Sapp from Havre for 3rd and meeting up with Damian Pongpanik from Salt Lake City. Dan would have to beat Damian twice for the championship. Pongpanik has been to the finals now for his 3rd straight year but is looking for his first win. This finals can be viewed at 27 YEAR SPONSOR match OTBnTV.com to see the great

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gamesmanship these two shooters performed. Damian was able to pull off the victory for his first win of the Helena Bar Box 5-3. Chuck added that he would like to thank all the players who came to support his tournament and the good times that was had by all and looking forwad to next year. 1st $800 Damian Pongpanik (Salt Lake City, UT) 2nd $600 Dan Hamper (Helena, MT) 3rd $400 Lance Sapp (Havre, MT) 4th $200 Dago Huber (Green River, WY) 5-6 $150 Jeff Boucher (Bozeman, MT) Steve Johnson (Great Falls, MT) 7-8 $100 Tim Lezard (BC) Bob Gray (Missoula, MT) 9-12 $75 Come Join The Fun !!! Brett Van Voast (Spokane, WA) Rob Millons (Helena, MT) Nick Kruger (BC) Tom Scott Memorial Pete Quande (Missoula, MT) Pool Tournament 13-16 $50 March 14th, 15th, & 16th Jason Rolfe (Helena, MT) Justin Salsido (Butte, MT) Dan Chapman (Gardner, MT) Rusty Taylor (Helena, MT)

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February 2008

Zimmerman Wins Bank Tournament

Rack’Em Billiards in Medford, OR, hosted a Bank Pool tournament on January 19th. The rules were: 9 ball rack, first to get to 5 points wins the game, and it was a race to 3 games on the A side, race to 2 games on the B side. Inspired by recent Derby City action, there were several top local players in attendance. Michael Zimmerman and his wife, Linda Carter attended their first tournament together since moving to the area a couple months ago. Oddly enough, both drew the only extra round matches assigned. Mike has really not played for about 6 months, so he struggled a little on the 9 footers, but his background in 3-cushion showed up with his knowledge of the rails. He bested Kyle Mabry, Neal Yarger, and then for the point, owner of Rack ‘Em, Dave Smith, a very good banker in his Mike Zimmerman own right. Dave took second with some extraordinary play. His path to the finals included wins over Barney LaMontagne and Linda Carter, before his defeat for the point match with Mike sent him over to the B side. There he played Linda once again, where it went hill-hill, but he prevailed with his excellent long rail banking. The finals match see-sawed and Dave gained momentum. He OWNS Table 2, a tight Diamond table, and he won the first set. But since he had to defeat Mike twice, it came down to the wire, where it was 2 games to 2, and Mike needed 2 balls and Dave needed 3. Mike then banked in the last 2 balls for the championship. Coming in 3rd was Linda Carter who was double-dipped by Dave. Her wins included matches against Tina and Bret Barger, then her first loss to Dave. On the B side, she won against Randall Milhoan, and Steve Heiman, before succumbing to Dave for the second time. High runs were 5 by Mike and 4 by Linda. 1st $85 Michael Zimmerman 2nd $55 Dave Smith 3rd $30 Linda Carter

NEW COVER We are very pleased to have a fresh new look for The Break. We constantly strive to bring to our readers the very best magazine we can, both in content and how it is designed. We would like to thank Necroto Graphic Design for their work to help us reach this look. We highly recommend their work and are pleased that they can offer a special to our readers who may need their services. About: Necroto Graphic Design is the new logo and cover designer for “The Break” magazine. They are a small firm specializing in website design, branding and identity, and print work. Matthew said, “Some of your readers will recognize some of the advertisements and brochure designs for Dragon Promotions included the Third Annual Connelly Patriot Cup, the 2005 Florida Predator Open, the 2006 UPA Pro Tour Championship and the 14.1 Straight Pool Championship”. The focus of their company is to create the perfect look for their client. Their style is whatever you want it to be. Necroto Graphic Design can help you with a new, creative look to your website, advertisement, logo or identity and help your company get noticed and gain the edge in today’s competitive market. Matthew remarked, “We are very happy to join forces with Don, Mary and The Break magazine”. For a limited time, Necroto Graphic Design is running a special created only for “The Break” magazine readers. Go to http://www.necroto.com/onthebreak.html for “The Break” reader special offer.

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Sam’ s St ra ight Pool Sam’s Stra raight

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Bill Bradford, Akio Nakashima, Art May, Chad Kurokawa

Twelve players participated in the 1st Sunday of the month Straight Pool Tournament at Sam’s Billiards on January 6. Although David Randell won the high-run prize with a run of 31, Bill Bradford won the tournament. Bill beat David Randell, Jim Gillespey, and Michael Jensen in the qualifying round, and Chad Kurokawa and Akio Nakashima in the finals. The last time Bill won a Straight Pool Tournament was January 1, 2006, when only seven players showed up. The final results for the January 6, 2008, tournament were as follows: 1st $60 Bill Bradford 2nd $45 Akio Nakashima 3rd $25 Art May 4th $15 Chad Kurokawa High Run: 31 David Randell The next monthly Straight Pool Tournament at Sam’s Billiards will be February 3, which is also the entry deadline for the winter session of the Straight Pool League. The entry fee for the monthly tournament is $15. The entry fee for the 9-week league is $75. Special thanks to Don “Cheese” Akerlow and The Break for videotaping the final match of today’s tournament, which will be available for viewing on OTBnTV.com.

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If you are the kind of player that enjoys a variety of competition, a one day 9-ball tournament and (10) great 9 foot tables, then Uncle Jack’s in Lynnwood is the place you want to be. The first Saturday of each month has what you are looking for. The doors open and sign ups start at 10am. This tournament has a $20 entry fee and $5 table fee and free practice from 1011am. A short players meeting is convened at 11am, the draw is completed immediately following with play starting approximately at 11:30am. With the race being (5) on both sides, all players have an equal chance on pulling off an upset or the opportunity to John Doherty establishing themselves as the player to beat. As it was proven with this first tournament of the 2008 year on January 5th. John (JD) Doherty started his tournament with a loss to Buster (4-5) and then stormed through the B-side and right into the finals with wins over Ron M (5-0), Marvin H (5-2), Tim P (5-3), Jerry (5-3), Mike S (5-3), Tamre G (5-3), Matt P (5-1) and Miguel M (5-2). This put John in the finals against the yet undefeated Steve Hanks. Steve Hanks started his road to the finals with wins over Ron M (5-1), Buster (5-4), Mike S (5-3), Brad H (5-3), the all important point match against Migue M (5-3) and then the wait to see who was going to come at him from the B-side. Steve didn’t have too long to wait. The final is just one race to (7) for all the marbles. Steve and John started the match looking like they were evenly matched as the games went back and forth to a (5) all tie and at that point there was no way to tell who was going to win. John got the upper hand in the eleventh game and never looked back. The final score was John (7) and Steve (5). It was a great match to watch and learn from. Spectators are always welcome. With (26) players, the payout went as follows: 1st $250 John Doherty 2nd $175 Steve Hanks 3rd $125 Miguel Morfin 4th $75 Matt Person 5-6 $50 Tamre Geene-Rogers Brad Hornshaw Randy Camantigue (owner) would like to invite you to join him at Uncle Jack’s on the first Saturday of each month to compete in this tournament or to come on over and be a spectator. You never know what you might witness.

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Happy New Year to all from Hard Times By Tom Suarez Hard Times Billiards Tournament Director

Hard Times started out the New Year with some different faces in the Winner’s spot for the One Pocket and 9 Ball event. The One Pocket event had 26 of Northern California’s top players competing for the $780 prize fund. The two players for the ‘hot seat’ match were John Henderson and Jeff Gregory. John Henderson won the match. John got the finals by defeating James Williams, Frank Nordmann, John A, Bart Mahoney and then Jeff Gregory, Jeff got the finals by defeating Jim Fabionar, Austin Murphy, Billy Palmer and then the loss to John Henderson. Bart Mahoney The most impressive player of the tournament turned out to be Bart Mahoney, a long time Sacramento player with high finishing results in tournaments of previous years. Bart took the day to bring back some of his skills to win matches over Pat McLeod, Bill, Tony Melindez, then lost to Jeff Gregory in a very close match. On the ‘one loss’ side of the bracket, Bart defeated Austin Murphy, Billy Palmer and got revenge from the only loss he had by defeating Jeff Gregory. Bart went on to defeat John Henderson in the final true double elimination in two sets. Mr. Mahoney also won his last 4 matches without losing a game. Dan Russo and Jeff Gregory The 9 Ball event had 40 players vying for the $1400 prize fund. Dan Russo and Robert Aldana were the two final players on the winner side of the bracket. Dan won the hot seat match in a Hill-Hill match 6-5. Mr. Russo went undefeated on the Winners side with victories over Jim S. Eric Stanley, Paul P, George P, Kyuno Yun, and then Robert Aldana for the ‘hot seat’

Robert Aldana won matches over Jason H, Mark Holton, Frank Nordmann, Jim Fabionar, Bart Mahoney and then took his first loss by Dan Russo. Jeff Gregory came out of the one loss side to defeat Robert Aldana and face Dan Russo in the finals. Jeff had to beat Dan twice to claim first place. Dan had other thoughts about this match. Dan lost the first match in a Hill-Hill thriller. Then Dan won the second set to get the win and $460 for first place. One Pocket Jan 5th 1st $300 Bart Mahoney 2nd $180 John Henderson 3rd $120 Jeff Gregory 4th $80 Billy Palmer 5/6 $50 Austin Murphy Jim Fabionar. 9 Ball Jan 6th 1st $460 Dan Russo 2nd $300 Jeff Gregory 3rd $200 Robert Aldana 4th $140 Frank Nordmann 5/6 $90 Bart Mahoney Kyuno Yun 7/8 $60 Jim Fabionar Billy Palmer

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February 2008

Begins Season 7! by Tamre Geene-Rogers, NWPA President

I cannot believe another year has begun. When we started the Northwest Women’s Pool Association (NWPA) in 2002, we had no idea how long it would last or how successful it would be. We’re extremely proud to announce the start of our seventh season! And, what a year it will be. Not only does the NWPA have regular tour members from Oregon, Washington and Canada, we have also drawn players from Taiwan, Japan, Korea and across the United States. The success of the NWPA is due to a number of factors. First, we have to thank our 2008 returning room owners who have consistently supported our tour. By hosting tour events and professional qualifying events, these room owners have given multiple women in the Northwest the opportunity to play in Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA) events. Thank you to The Parlor Billiards and Spirits (Bellevue, WA), Uncle Jack’s Billiards (Lynnwood, WA) and The Cue Ball (Salem, OR). We hope you know just how appreciated you are. Second, thanks to all of the players. This tour exists for you - but most importantly, because of you. Qualifier at The Parlor Kicks off 2008 The first tour stop of the 2008 season will be a pro qualifier at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA on March 29-30. Look for the NWPA ad in the March issue of The Break or visit www.nwpatour.com for details. We are still working hard to solidify a host room for a July 19-20 event. If you have rooms in your area that are interested in sponsoring this event, please let us know by emailing nwpatour@msn.com. Women of Any Skill Level Can Play in the NWPA Whether you want to qualify for the pro tour or simply want to improve your game and have fun competing, the NWPA offers tremendous opportunity for all female players. You do not have to be a member of the NWPA to play in a tour event. However, if you want to earn tour points to see how you fare against the other tour members, NWPA membership is required. In addition, to qualify

for any WPBA event, including Regional Tour Championships, you must be a member of both the NWPA and the WPBA. Fees are as follows: NWPA Annual Membership - $55 (Required to accumulate points.) WPBA Annual Membership - $25 (Required to be eligible for WPBA events.) Member Entry Fees for 2008, per event - $45 Non-Member Entry Fees for 2008, per event - $55 (No points awarded. Not eligible for any WPBA event.) All due dates for entries are always posted at www.nwpatour.com/ schedule.html. Late Fee of $25 is strictly enforced. Please remember that individuals volunteering to keep this tour running are also players competing for the same opportunities as other members. By submitting your paperwork, entries and membership fees on time, you help NWPA volunteers focus on preparing themselves to play. Changes for 2008 There will be a number of changes to the tour this year. The WPBA has changed its dress code Class B. As a WPBA-sanctioned tour, the NWPA follows WPBA rules as closely as possible. Once we have rewritten our dress code, we will be post it on www.nwpatour.com. Please be sure to review all rules and regulations prior to playing in an event. Penalties may apply for non-compliance. During the mandatory player’s meeting at The Parlor at 9:30am on Saturday, March 29, players will have the opportunity to voice opinions about 2008 changes. Get involved. Please plan on attending. We are finally in the process of re-designing our web site www.nwpatour.com. The launch of the revamped site will happen prior to our first event. The new site will be more user friendly. We also plan on reintroducing the ever-popular tour member bios and pictures. As always, thanks to all of you who have ever played in an NWPA event. You continue to drive the success of the NWPA. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to seeing you in 2008 and the years to come.

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BCA consumer Web site slated for launch in early 2008. For the first time, the 2008 GenerationPool.com 9-Ball Championships will be held in conjunction with the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo, June 12-14, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tournament’s semifinals and finals events will take

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February 2008

In Memory Of ... Gene Stary 1932 - 2008

Gene Stary Passes FROM THE USPPA

It is with great regret that we inform the billiard community that Gene Stary, founder of the United States Pool Players Association, passed away in his sleep on Friday, January 4th. Kenneth Eugene Stary, known by his friends as Gene, was born on April 17th, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the only child of Mr. Kenneth E.J. Stary and Mrs. Dorothy Hammerel. He lived with his mother until she passed away when he was 12 years old. He then moved to California to stay with his Aunt Florence. He joined the Army in 1948 as part of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then served in Korea in 1953 as part of the 6th Infantry Division, where he received the Korean Service Medal with the Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. After his distinguished career in the military, Gene focused his considerable talent in sales and marketing in the auto industry, specifically as an outside sales representative for several wholesale auto parts distributors. After a brief stint as the manager of the restaurant at the historic Mapes Hotel in Reno Nevada, Gene returned to the auto industry. In 1968 he founded the United States Pool Players Association and turned his business pursuits to the design and development of California Billiards in San Jose in the early 1970s. Later in the early ‘80s Gene designed and built the Great American Billiards in Sacramento. These rooms were two of the most prosperous ever developed in California. Great American Billiards continues on today as Hard Times Billiards in the same location. Significantly, the focus of his business was billiards and the promotion of the game as a sport. He took this to the next level with the inaugural Reno Open & Pro Am Tournament in 1984, which continues annually to this day. He is survived by his wife, Ambar Stary and two daughters, Sharin and Stacy, and one stepson, Jimmy. Gene was particularly cautious about the sustainability of the United States Pool Player’s Association and wisely structured the business accordingly. As a result, Gene’s passing will in no way effect the operation of the association and the many new developments soon to be announced. Sincerely Yours, The United States Pool Players Association Management

League Notes Cascade Pool League Starts Spring 9-Ball Divisions Portland’s Cascade Pool League is currently planning its spring 9-ball session, which will begin February 27th and 28thth this year in order to allow for national event qualification. Current divisions filling up now are Classic Billiards (SE Portland), Dukes (SE Portland), Wichita King Road (Milwaukie), Skyland (Troutdale), Pub 181 (Gresham-full), and Rodders (Oregon City). Team sizes vary from 3 to 4 persons, and the divisions will run 10 weeks. New divisions can be developed at the request of players and sponsors. Playing a minimum of 8 weeks in any this session will qualify players for the Chinook Winds 9-Ball Championships in October 2008 as long as they also join and play at least one week in BCA after June 1, 2008, which is the beginning of the 2008-2009 BCA year. Look for CPL to start summer sessions then. Get qualified early for all BCA events! Cascade is celebrating 10 years in the community. They have divisions all over Portland’s east side, Troutdale, Gresham and Oregon City, with expansion in the works. Over 300 players in the Portland area are Cascade Pool League members, playing with their friends and family over the years at loyal sponsor locations. Cascade is the largest BCA league in the greater Metropolitan Portland area. Many are playing to qualify league tournaments, for BCAPL national events and Western BCA regional tournaments, the largest regional events in the country. Others come just to play and enjoy themselves almost every week of the year. They look forward to great session end awards parties where they can take home oodles of prizes - even a trip to Hawaii. CPL sponsors remain loyal, contributing to league events, player awards and donations to the Awards Bash. Join the Fun... Cascade Pool League ... 503-252-4215... sharandrew@comcast.net. PORT ANGELES, WA

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February 2008

DR. CUE CLASSIC “ARTISTIC” CUPS RUNNETH OVER!!! scores for “in the RACK Room” posting and other players such as Charles “Spitball Charlie” Darling “waited to see” if his claim on one of the top 6 places would be beaten by those left on the course, so to speak. The pressure of each shot grew as the players battled for prize money, the beautiful “Artistic” Cup trophies, and the prestige of winning the 1st ever Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup event title. “Spitball Charlie” would lose a trophy spot if both Meima and Massey made the final challenge. Meima hit the floor in excitement as he made the shot on the 3rd attempt. Massey, a “champion of champions” remained humble in his quest for victory after 3 valiant Eighteen amateurs and eighteen pros from efforts failed. Darling had now secured a every corner of the US played side by side trophy spot. for 3 days on 7 foot Diamond tables, using Charles Darling, Mark Dimick, Jamie Moody, Andy Segal, Eric Yow, Bill Meima, Dimick missed but had assured himself a Tom “Dr Cue” Rossman 40 high percentage make rate “classic” shots Photo courtesy of Bill Meima trophy and a good payday. Moody selected by “Dr. Cue”. A determined and experienced a successful 3rd attempt make, “classy” APPA (Artistic Pool Playing Artists) crusader force showcased a “class” placing him at 189 and tied with Yow. If Yow missed in his 3 attempts, Moody would take second place by virtue of making more 1st attempts than Yow in the act of billiard skills from each of the 8 magnetic disciplines of “artistic pool” - 1) Trick overall program. Yow approached the table, joked with the audience to help calm / Fancy Shots, 2) Prop, Novelty, and Special Arts, 3) Draw Shots, 4) Follow Shots, himself, took a deep breath, and “Pow” - A 1st 5) Bank / Kick Shots, 6) Stroke Shots, 7) Jump Shots, and 8) Masse Shots. attempt victory! Players and fans went wild as Over $20,000 in guaranteed payouts with each place receiving a monetary the “Bayou Bullet” applauding the “Preacher’s” payback, no charge raffle ticket drawings for sponsored cues by McDermott, a accomplishment. special Dr. Cue “Goodie” Bag, attractive Cup trophy awards, and beautiful certificates Segal secured an event victory by making the of participation all produced player and fan friendly opportunities in a reunion style shot on the 1st attempt with billiard atmosphere. resolve and great composure. January 4th offered a full Breaking the 200 point barrier day of practice with an by 1 point “The Magic Man” enlightening “open” forum received a standing ovation for training session in the evening winning. Congratulations, for anyone needing some “last Andy!!!! minute” tuning to their “artistic The “beauty, promise, and pool” skills. Round 1 began vision” of “artistic pool” was on schedule as the 1st envoy reinforced once again with its eight discipline titles - 4 of of 18 players in 6 - 3 player them by determined amateurs groupings entered the arena to and 4 of them from the focused perform the 1st 2 disciplines of pro side. During the entire challenge. The remaining 18 Bob Stangby event a special room of rest, players followed shortly relaxation, and refreshment was setup called the RACK Room. thereafter. Players and fans were welcome throughout the event to this Day 1 ended with a special room for various functions, including a Sunday morning fellowship (Standing) Mark Kulungian, Mark Dimick, Dennis Douberteen, Entertainment, Autograph, and service for anyone desiring to attend. Steve Geller, Mike Massey, Jim Bernard, (Kneeling) Jamie Moody, Media night extravaganza of Tom “Dr Cue” Rossman, Richard McAvay Photo courtesy of Bill Meima Each player in positions 7 thru 36 received a candy filled several “artistic pool” performing Artistic Cup with respective position prize money inside, so everyone participating players contributing their best shots for 3 hours of fun and flair to a standing room in the competition got a “taste” of this great event in more ways than one. only crowd. Rick “The Barber” Hawkinson was the Master of Ceremonies and Congratulations to all the players!!!! producer of this “never to be forgotten” entertainment experience. The demonstrations Marty and I want to express our sincere thanks to the sponsors, players, fans, of this consummate pool shooting entertainer are something you must see to believe. and volunteers that made the Dr. Cue Classic “Artistic” Cup a huge success and To accent the evening’s festivities audience members were given the opportunity to resounding victory for our sport. share a shot of their choice for free sponsored prizes. Note: For a “long version” document on complete event details and stats email 2007 WPA World “Artistic Pool” Champion Andy “Magic Man” Segal seemed to drcue@artisticpool.org DR. CUE CLASSIC ARTISTIC CUP TOP 6 POSITIONS OF FINISH have a lock on first place for the entire tournament with WPA World Masse Champion Pts Prize Money Eric “Preacher” Yow, WPA World Jump Champion Mark “Dr. Popper” Dimick, and a 1 Andy “The Magic Man” Segal (NY) 201 $5000.00 disciplined VNEA International “Artistic Pool” Champion by the name of Jamie “Bayou 2 Eric “Preacher” Yow (TN) 197 $3750.00 Bullet” Moody, sponsored by Sharky’s Machine of Houston, TX in close pursuit. 3 Jamie “The Bayou Bullet” Moody (TX) 189 $2500.00 January 7, 2008 made “artistic pool” history as the largest field ever to play a 4 Mark “Dr. Popper” Dimick (OK) 178 $1750.00 final Round 4 using the “original format” of our sport was about to unfold. An overall 5 Bill “Mynah Bird” Meima (NJ) 176 $1300.00 champion would be determined based on the most points scored after all 40 6 Charles “Spitball Charlie” Darling (MO) 175 $1000.00 challenges were complete. An ultimate fan friendly experience unfolded as the top DR. CUE CLASSIC “ARTISTIC” CUP DISCIPLINE CHAMPIONS 6 scoring players battled side by side on 2 tables. The NASCAR / Kentucky Derby Trick and/or Fancy Shots Dennis Douberteen 30 out of 30 points effect of “racing to the victory circle”, shot attempt by shot attempt, brought with it Prop/Novelty/Special Arts Mark Dimick 28 out of 30 points an excitement of player challenge magnetically special to “artistic pool”. Draw Shots Mark Kulungian 30 out of 30 points ESPN Trick Shot Magic and WPA World “Artistic Pool” multiple champion Mike Follow Shots Steve Geller 29 out of 30 points “Tennessee Tarzan” Massey and Masters Follow Champion Bill “Mynah Bird” Meima Bank/Kick Shots Jamie Moody 27 out of 30 points joined Segal, Yow, Dimick, and Moody in a spectacular demonstration of shot making Stroke Shots Mike Massey 30 out of 30 points Jump Shots Bob Stangby 28 out of 30 points skills and in handling the pressure of the moment, as a single shot made could Masse Shots Bob Stangby 26 out of 30 points mean a positional payout difference of over $1250.00. With “jump shots” and “masse SPORTSMANSHIP RECIPIENT AWARDS shots” setting the competitive pace now, each player would be challenged to the By player vote: Jim “Coach” Barnard limit and would have to withstand the ever present “see - saw” scoring display By directors / staff selection process: Richard “Praying Mantis” McAvay before them. There was an excitement to it all as players in the arena registered Photo courtesy of Eric Eller

One of the most unique and highly spirited sporting events in the history of the billiard industry took place on January 5, 6, and 7, 2008 at the Derby City Classic in Louisville, KY. The Dr. Cue Classic “Artistic” Cup, the signature event of the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Pool Tour showcased some of the greatest players from the professional side of “trick shots and so much more” under the APTSA (Artistic Pool and Trick Shot Association) umbrella, as well as top players from the BCAPL, VNEA, ACS, and APA and other entry points.

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Miguel Torres Wins USA National 3-Cushion Crown 2008 USBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP The final round: January 9-13, 2008 Miguel Torres wins his match against The Executive Inn Hotel, Louisville, KY Sonny Cho 40-21. The match Miguel Torres is the 2008 between Pedro and Mazin would USBA National Champion! determine whether Miguel would be In all, there were 42 of the best players the new Champion, or if a playoff in the country. They came from New match would be played between York, California, Washington, Pedro and Miguel. Massachusetts, Texas and In the final match of the 12th round, everywhere in-between. The groups Mazin Shooni was ahead of Pedro were divided into 6 flights with 7 most of the game. But, of course, that players in each flight. The top 2 would not be the end. Pedro came finishers in each flight would advance back, as usual. to a 12 player round-robin finals. Each Pedro reached 38 points and Mazin flight was seeded with a top finisher had 39. Pedro misses. Then Mazin from last year’s Nationals: Pedro tries to end the game, but he misses. Piedrabuena, Mazin Shooni, Hugo Pedro gets back to the table, needing Patino, Miguel Torres, Michael Kang just 2 more points, and Mazin hangs and Young Gull Lee. his head, thinking that it might be all Pedro Piedrabuena (2nd), Miguel Torres (1st), Mazin Shooni (3rd) Preliminaries: over. Pedro plays the shot but it just Flight A: Yanni Antoniou wins the flight at 5-1. Felipe Razon comes in 2nd misses and Mazin jumps out of his chair and darts to the table. at 4-2. Seeded player Young Gull Lee finishes 3-3 and gets knocked out of He has a difficult position. Should he play a short-long-long shot (+2) and the finals. possibly sell out? Instead, he decides to play a 3-rail natural from the first Flight B: Seeded player Michael Kang goes 6-0. Tom Rossman (Dr. Cue) ball which may result in a kiss. Sure enough, he gets the kiss. However, finishes 2nd at 4-2. Flight C: Seeded player Miguel Torres goes 5-1. Bill Johnson finishes 2nd, also 5-1. Flight D: Seeded player Mazin Shooni(2006 National Champion) goes 6-0. Sonny Cho (2005 National Champion) goes 4-2. Flight E: Seeded player Hugo Patino (2003 National Champion) goes 6-0. Gary Elias goes 4-2. Flight F: Seeded player Pedro Piedrabuena (2007 National Champion) goes 6-0. Darrel Stutesman defeats Dan Kolacz in the final match to finish 4-2. The Finals: With 11 rounds of matches, there were no major upsets. The top 6 players battled each other and the bottom 6 players also battled Gary Elias, Darrel Stutesman, Hugo Patino, Tom Rossman, Yanni Antoniou, each other. Pedro was the favorite, of course, going undefeated Bill Johnson, Felipe Razon, Miguel Torres, Pedro Piedrabuena, Sonny Cho, Michael Kang, Mazin Shooni. until round # 9, when he lost to Miguel Torres, who was also undefeated at that point. Sonny Cho and Mazin Shooni had 2 losses at that point. the path of his cue ball and the last ball seem to be on the same track after In round # 10, Miguel Torres suffered his first defeat at the hands of Michael the kiss. The crowd follows the path of both balls in anticipation as both Kang, and Pedro won his match. This gave Miguel and Pedro one loss balls are running out of speed. At the very end, they meet. It is a point. Not each, with Sonny Cho and Mazin Shooni having two losses each, with one so beautiful, but nevertheless, a point indeed. Mazin wins the game and round to go. Pedro was to play Mazin and Sonny was to play 3rd place. Pedro loses his 2nd game and has to settle for 2nd place. Miguel Miguel. It could get very interesting. Torres becomes the 2008 USBA National Champion for the first time. Complete results are available at www.usba.net. More Derby City Classic Results on page 24

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WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION PHONE LOCATION Tall Timbers (253) 952-2302 Houdini’s (360) 331-1979 Classic Island (509) 460-7203 Maggie O’Toole’s (253) 584-3278 9-Ball “B” Only Summit Pub (253) 536-1588 Cues-N-Brews (360) 855-2263 Latitude 84 (253) 531-5154 Halftime (360) 694-3114 Spot Bar & Grill (360) 256-1110 New Grove (425) 438-8449 P C Pub (425) 258-9465 Full Splice (253) 512-6898 Longhorn Saloon (253) 581-2580 J R’s Steakhouse & Bar (360) 658-7747 Dr Cues (206) 365-1187 7th Rail (509) 325-7751 McQ’s (509) 891-8357 Log Cabin (253) 863-2905 The Spot Off Main (425) 646-6434 Houdini’s (360) 331-1979 Cadillac Island (360) 957-0065 Jillian’s (206) 223-0300 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew (253) 383-3301 Latitude 84 (253) 531-5154 Spot Bar & Grill (360) 256-1110 Mustard Seed (425) 603-9001 New Grove (425) 438-8449 Charley’s (253) 564-9454 Qz’s (253) 262-8437 Maggie O’Toole’s (253) 584-3278 Daverthumps (425) 774-6573 Frankies (360) 455-0352 Nifty’s (253) 531-8202 Spot Bar & Grill (360) 256-1110 P C’s Pub (425) 258-9465 Time Out Alehouse (253) 838-0086 Cadillac Island (360) 957-0065 The Club (509) 422-1907 Mike’s Place (425) 255-9213 7th Rail (509) 325-7751 New Grove (425) 438-8449 Time Out Alehouse (253) 838-0086 Classic Island (509) 460-7203 Schooners (253) 584-1919 The Club (509) 422-1907 Mike’s Place (425) 255-9213 Mike’s Place (425) 255-9213 7th Rail (509) 325-7751 Log Cabin (253) 863-2905 Spot Bar & Grill (360) 256-1110 Qz’s (253) 262-8437 Full Splice (253) 512-6898 Longhorn Saloon (253) 581-2580 Cadillac Island (360) 957-0065 Uncle Jack’s (425) 640-5474 The Club (509) 422-1907 Frankies (360) 455-0352 Latitude 84 (253) 531-5154 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew (253) 383-3301 Halftime (360) 694-3114 Spot Bar & Grill (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 8-Ball 9-Ball Open $5 100% 8-Ball 8-Ball - Limit 32 9-Ball 8-Ball Open-Limit first 24 8 Ball - Ladies Only 8-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B & below/BCA Mod. 9-Ball Limit 32 “Torture” Tournament 9 Ball - Texas Express 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball Revised BCA Rules 9-Ball 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 9 Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball B only Limit 16 8-Ball “Meat Shoot” 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball 8-Ball “B” Only 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Valley Rules 8-Ball 8 Ball - BCA Modified 8 Ball - B & below 8-Ball 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball BCA rules 9-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Slop Pool 9-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 9-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls

9-Ball Open 9-Ball 8-Ball Valley Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9-Ball Race to 3

ENTR Y ADDED ENTRY $5 100% ($100 max) $5+$10 g.f. $50 w/16 $5+$2 g.f. $200 w/20 7:00PM $5 50% $5 $50 $5+$3 g.f. $5 $$$ $3 $2/player $12 $200 Guar $5 100% $5+$3 100% w/15+ $5 Pays 75% field $5+$2 g.f. 100%+Break Pot $10 Break Pot $1 $20 $5+$2 g.f. $50 min. $5 Matching $7 100% $5+$10 g.f. $50 w/16 $5+$1 Matching $7 100% $5+3 g.f. 100% w/32 $5+$3 g.f. $5 Matching $5 up to $100 $5 $200 in Meat $5+$2 g.f. Matching $5+$3 g.f. 100% $5 100% $5+$2 g.f. Matching to 32 $5 Matching $5 100% w/16+ $5 $3/player $5 100% $5 50% $5+$2 g.f. $200 $5 $5 100% w/16 $3 Matching $12 $200 Guar $5 50% $5+$2 g.f. Matching $5 100% $5 $5 100% w/16 $5 100% w/16 $3 Matching $5 Matching $2 Meat $5+$3 g.f. 100% $5+$3 100% w/15+ $5 Pays 75% field $5+$1 Matching $5+$2 g.f. Matching $5 $5 Matching $5+$3 g.f. $10 100% $5 $$$ w/16+ $5 Matching

TIME 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30pm 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 11:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1:30pm 8:00PM 2:00PM 3:00PM 2:00PM 6:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM

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

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Phoenix Tucson Tuesdays Tempe Tucson Wednesdays Tucson Thursdays Tucson Fridays Phoenix Saturdays Tempe Sundays Phoenix Tempe Tucson

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION LOCATION Alexanders Main Street Billiards Kolby’s Main Street Billiards Main Street Billiards Main Street Billiards Alexander’s Kolby’s Alexander’s Kolby’s Main Street Billiards

PHONE (602) 973-1638 (520) 546-3464 (480) 829-7344 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (602) 973-1638 (480) 829-7344 (602) 973-1638 (480) 829-7344 (520) 546-3464

EVENT / RULES 8 & Under 8-Ball 8 and under minus 3 games Open Wild Ball D/E Hdp Open ABC 8 and under minus 3 games Open minus 4 games 9-Ball 9 & Under hdcp -3 Min 4 9-Ball Open HQ-3 D/E 9-Ball Scotch hdcp -10 Min 4 8 & Under HQ-3 D/E Race to full handicap

ENTR Y ENTRY $5 $5 Call $5 $5 $5 $5 $11 $15 Call $10

ADDED 200% payback Sidepot Sidepot Sidepot Sidepot 200% payback

$$$ Side pot

TIME 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 2:00PM 5:30PM 2:00PM 1:00PM

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ID

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LOCA TION LOCATION Mingles Mingles The Pocket Mingles Oasis Bar

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

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

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

ADDED $25 w/16+ Matching Matching

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

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Kalispell Three Forks Wednesdays Kalispell Missoula Friday Missoula Saturdays Kalispell Missoula Missoula Sundays Belgrade Butte

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

PHONE (406) 257-9656 (406) 285-9876 (406) 257-9656 (406) 543-5028 (406) 543-5028 (406) 257-9656 (406) 543-5028 (406) 543-5028 (406) 388-1811 (406) 782-3700

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

ENTRY $5

ADDED Matching

TIME 7:00PM

$5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

Matching $5/player $5/player Matching $5/player $5/player

7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 4:00PM 8:00PM

$5

$2.50/player

2:00PM

DA Y DAY Mondays

LOCA TION LOCATION Jointed Cue Family Billiards Broken Rack Garlic City Billiards CA Billiard Club Shooters Jointed Cue CA Billiard Club Hard Times Billiards Palacade Gary’s Victor Billiards Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Hard Times CA Billiard Club Hard Times Gary’s Victor Billiards

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (510) 652-9808 (408) 842-6950 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800 (760) 951-2800 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798 (760) 951-2800

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball B USPPA USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 8 Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball USPPA 9 Ball ‘B’ & below-Limit 32 8-Ball 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball 9 Ball USPPA USPPA 9-Ball USPPA NPL NPL 9-Ball Open 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9 Ball Open 9-Ball Handicap

ENTRY $5 $20 $15 $15 $10 $12 $5-$15 $20 $5 $10 $8 $12 $10 $20 $12 $20 $20 $15 $20 $15 $9

ADDED

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 3:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM Noon 6:00PM

CITY Sacramento San Francisco

CALIFORNIA

Tuesdays

Emeryville Gilroy Mountain View

Riverside Sacramento Wednesdays Mountain View Sacramento San Francisco Victorville Thursdays Riverside Sacramento San Francisco

Saturdays

Riverside San Francisco San Francisco

Sundays

Bellflower Mountain View

Sacramento Victorville

$50 $75 $50

$50 w/16 $500 Break Pot $$$ $500 Break Pot $5/player to $150

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CITY Great Falls, MT Great Falls, MT Okanogan, WA Lynnwood, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Great Falls, MT Helena, MT Salem, OR Phoenix, AZ Tacoma, WA Hollywood, CA Woodenville, WA Marysville, WA Bozeman, MT Salem, OR Tucson, AZ Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Oak Harbor, WA Mtn View, CA Phoenix, AZ Salem, OR Tucson, AZ Bozeman, MT Longview, WA Everett, WA San Francisco, CA Feb 25-Mar 2 Reno, NV Feb 27 San Francisco, CA Mar 1 Sacramento, CA Mar 2 Sacramento, CA Mar 1 Lynnwood, WA Mar 1-2 Port Angeles, WA Mar 2 Portland, OR Mar 10-16 Lincoln City, OR Mar 13 Fairview, MT Mar 14 Fairview, MT Mar 15 Fairview, MT Mar 16 Fairview, MT Mar 14-16 Libby, MT Mar 14-16 Billings, MT Mar 15-16 Phoenix, AZ Mar 15-16 Mtn View, CA Mar 15-16 Oak Harbor, WA Mar 22-23 San Francisco, CA Mar 26 San Francisco, CA Mar 28-30 Great Falls, MT Mar 29-30 Tempe, AZ Mar 29-30 Everett, WA Apr 5 Lynnwood, WA Apr 6 Portland, OR Apr 5 Sacramento, CA Apr 6 Sacramento, CA Apr 5-6 Port Angeles, WA Apr 11-13 Portland, OR Apr 12 Salem, OR Apr 16-20 Shelton, WA Apr 19-20 Mtn View, CA Apr 24-27 Phoenix, AZ Apr 25-27 Lewistown, MT Apr 26-27 Everett, WA Apr 26-27 San Francisco, CA Apr 30 San Francisco, CA May 3-4 Phoenix, AZ May 9-17 Las Vegas, NV June 7-14 Las Vegas, NV

LOCA TION LOCATION 8 Ball In (See ad Jan) 8 Ball In (See ad Jan) The Club (See ad Jan) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p29) Hard Times (See ad 21) Hard Times (See ad 21) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 31) 8 Ball In (See ad p6) Edge Casino (See ad p15) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Alexander’s (See ad p13) Malarkey’s (See ad p14) Hollywood Billiards (See ad Jan) McCorry’s (See ad p4) New California (See ad p22) Eagles #326 (See ad p15) Sharky’s (See ad p29) Main Street (See ad p12) Stix Billiards (See ad p22) American Legion (See ad p8) CA Billiard Club (See ad p27) Desert Dust-Off (See ad p10) Sharky’s (See ad p29) Main Street (See ad p12) Eagles #326 (See ad p15) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Soundview (See ad p3) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Sands Regency (See ad Jan) Billiard Palacade (See ad p20) Hard Times (See ad 21) Hard Times (See ad 21) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p29) New Peking (See ad p23) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p31) Western BCA (See ad p26) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Tom Scott Mem (See ad p18) Eagles Lodge (See ad p21) Alexander’s (See ad p13) CA Billiard Club (See ad p27) American Legion (See ad p8) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Billiard Palacade (See ad p20) 8 Ball In (See ad p36) Kolby’s (See ad p11) Soundview (See ad p3) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p29) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p31) Hard Times (See ad 21) Hard Times (See ad 21) New Peking (See ad p23) NiteHawk (See ad p19) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Pacific ACS (See ad p2) CA Billiard Club (See ad p27) Desert Shootout (See ad p10) MCMOA (See ad p24) Soundview (See ad p3) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Billiard Palacade (See ad p20) Alexander’s (See ad p13) BCA Nationals (See ad Jan) ACS Nationals (See ad p35)

PHONE (406) 761-9169 (406) 761-9169 (509) 422-1907 (425) 640-5474 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (406) 761-9169 (406) 449-4997 (503) 362-9740 (602) 973-1638 (253) 383-3301 (323) 465-0115 (425) 478-1659 (360) 653-2101 (406) 587-9996 (503) 391-4912 (520) 546-3464 (714) 299-5432 (360) 675-5266 (650) 965-3100 (602) 293-3985 (503) 391-4912 (520) 546-3464 (406) 587-9996 (360) 957-0065 (425) 238-3591 (415) 931-1115 (702) 719-7665 (415) 585-6800 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (425) 640-5474 (360) 452-3845 (503) 282-8266 League Operator (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 293-1283 (406) 208-0518 (480) 888-5112 (650) 965-3100 (360) 675-5266 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (406) 799-4949 (480-272-2016 (425) 238-3591 (425) 640-5474 (503) 282-8266 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (360) 452-3845 (503) 285-7177 (503) 362-9740 (360) 892-7454 (650) 965-3100 (602) 293-3985 (406) 442-7088 (425) 238-3591 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (480) 272-2016 (702) 719-7665 (888) 662-1705

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Chuck Thompson Mem. Super Bowl Blind Draw Doubles 8-Ball Scotch Doubles 9-Ball (big table) One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Dbls-Bud Sautter Mem. 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball 8 & Under 9-Ball Open - Limit 64 9-Ball Jay Swanson Mem. Mx Sc Dbls - No rated pros Fingerpool - World Champ. Sweetheart Mx Dbls 9-Ball Ladies Only-Handicap Tournament of Champions Open 14.1 (Men & Women) 8-Ball 4 Player Team (Singles) Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 10 Ball at Alexander’s - Limit 96 Open 9-Ball Handicapped Super Scotch Doubles Women’s State Doubles (MT only) 8-Ball Handicap 8 Ball Women’s Invitational Team One Pocket/9-Ball U S Bar Table 10Ball 9Ball 8Ball 8-Ball Handicapped One Pocket 9-Ball 9-Ball (big table) Juan de Fuca Mx Sc Dbls-Max 64 Straight Pool 8-Ball Regionals 8-Ball Ladies 8-Ball Mixed Couples 8-Ball Singles 8-Ball Doubles 8-Ball Men & Women Big Sky Singles 10 Ball AZ Desert Classic Tour Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 8-Ball Partners Limit 32 - one Master One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open & Women Div. AWBT Tour Stop 8 Ball Everett Open 9-Ball (big table) Straight Pool One Pocket 9-Ball Ironmaniac I-25 player Round Robin 9-Ball All American Tour Limit 48 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Regional 8-Ball Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9 Ball Montana State 8-Ball 8-Ball 2 Pair Mx Sc Dbls Team One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped AWBT Tour 8 Ball Bar Box Nationals Singles, Sc Dbls, Tms 8-Ball & 9-Ball Championships

ENTR Y ENTRY $25 $10 $20/Team $20+$5 g.f. $20 $25 $15 $100+$10 g.f. $20 $10 $30 $40+$10 g.f. $65 (incl g.f.) $70+$10 g.f. $3 $20 $20+$10 g.f. Call $40 (incl g.f.) $130/team $25 / $25 $100 $20 $20 $20 $40+$10 g.f. $125 $25 each $125 each $20 $20 $25 $20+$5 g.f. $70+$10 g.f. $12 Varies $10 $20 $30 $40 $35 $35 $50 $25 / $25 $60 $25 each $20 $25 Call $125 $20+$5 g.f. $15 $20 $25 $40+$10 g.f. $45+$5 g.f. $10 Varies $25 / $25 Call Qualify $125 $25 each $20 Call Varies Varies

ADDED $500 w/ful field $$$ $300 w/16 T $250 w/32

$10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$5,000 w/full field $300 $200 $500 $1500 w/64 $3,000 Guar. $100 $600 w/30+ $1,500 Guar $500 $400 each $5,000 $500 w/32 $500 $600+ $1,000 Guar $1,000 $300 ea w/32 $24,500 Guar $200

$10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$250 w/32 $1100 $26,000+

$750 Guar $800 $500 Guar $1,000 $400 each $500 w/full field $300 ea w/32 $200 $5,000 $500 $1,000 $250 w/32 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$250 w/full field $1500 $200 $12,500 $400 each $25,000 max entries $1,000 $300 ea w/32 $200 $500 $750,000

TIME 1:00PM 3:00PM 11:00AM 10:00AM Noon Noon 11:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM 10:00AM Noon 10:00AM 10:00AM Call Call 11:00AM Noon Call 10AM 10:00AM 1:00PM 4:00PM Noon 1:00PM 10:00AM 11:00AM Call 1:00PM Call Call Noon Noon 10:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM 5:00PM 5:30PM 5:30PM 9:00AM 10:00AM 9:00PM 7:00PM 10:00AM 1:00PM 10:00AM 1:00PM Call 8:00PM Call Call 10:00AM 11:00AM Noon Noon 10:00AM 8:00PM 10:00AM Varies 1:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 1:00PM Call Call Call Call

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