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Mike Massey


Coin in the Glass Shot Place a dime a quarter to a half inch away from the edge of the rail. The distance depends on the liveliness of the cushion. Place a glass directly behind the dime on the rail. I recommend a double shot glass. A paper coffee cup would also work, but the sound of the coin settling in the glass sounds so much neater than a paper cup. The cue ball is placed on the head spot. Speed is everything on this shot. Shoot straight into the rail with a soft to medium soft stroke.

Mike Massey

You can add another element of suspense to this shot by having an audience member call whether the coin will come up heads or tails in the glass. MR. KIMURA’S 57TH TAKE If you get real good at this shot you might try putting the glass on another table about 10 feet away. A quarter works best. Lest you think this version is easy, keep in mind that Mr. Yoshikazu Kimura, made this shot on his video Mind-Boggling Trick Shots. However, it EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS:

required 57 takes! Considering it took him this long it might take the average shooter 570 attempts. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Nine time World Champion, Mike Massey is considered pool’s best trick shot artist. He was voted the “Best in History” and is a member of the BCA Hall of Fame. Mike’s most amazing accomplishments were in two 24 hour poolathons. In one he pocketed 8,090 balls playing with one arm. In the other poolathon he ran 330 racks of 9-ball in Austria on live TV. Mike has consulted or appeared in the movies, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”, “The Baron and the Kid”, “Justice”, “Chalk”, and “Pool Hall Junkies” Mike is available for exhibitions and clinics. Please contact Mike or Francine Massey at 435.640.5787 or

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JODY DEROEST, SUZANNE MACKEY, BIG DOG JOSH SMITH from: Suzanne Mackey Toadstool 1st Annual Play-off Sunday 8-Ball Open was a success with 19 players from the treasure valley... including 5 women! Jody DeRoest ran this one, so Dave, Rob, & I could concentrate on our game. As usual, Toadstool returned all green fees to increase the prize money.... Calcutta

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$$$ added to the pot for 1st @ $ 300 2nd @ $ 200 & 3rd @ $ 100. The results are listed with photos of the winners.... Big Dog Josh Smith had to be sweating.... CarlaJean had him on the hill & so did I (Suzanne) much to my dismay... Josh was able to take advantage of our missteps by running out. We threw in one little

twist to this tournament... Recognized “A” players... aka “Big Dogs were required to win by 2 in this race to 4... B players such as myself, were able to win @ 4. Most games were played out to 4, but some close matches went to 5... Fun. An all u can eat Taco / Nacho / Potatoe / salad bar was available to players & spectators!!! We

CARLAJEAN BEERS hope to make this one a bigger event each year! Thanks to all that attended!!! 1st $250 Josh Smith 2nd $180 CarlaJean Beers 3rd $120 Suzanne Mackey 4th $65 Eric Tate Consolation $50 High Woman... Rebecca Dougglas



Despite a few exceptions, tournament action in Spokane, Wash., has treated Brady Golan well. The Jan. 14-15 open 9-ball tournament at Black Diamond Billiards and Eatery was no exception, though he had to work a little harder for it by coming through the loser’s bracket to win.

left himself poorly, resulting in a 3-1 deficit. Tourangeau worked through the bad play and managed to tie up the score at 4-4. Both players battled safeties and scratched on jump shots. Louie won that game, then broke and ran the next table. Tourangeau reciprocated, staying on Louie’s heels. The shooters see-sawed one rack each until they were hill-hill, when Tourangeau got and early 9, beating Louie, 7-6.

Last Labor Day weekend, Golan eliminated Eddie Carrido in the third round of action. The following month, Carrido won the tournament. The two squared off against each other this time for the tournament championship. In the match for the driver’s seat, Golan let a 3-1 lead slip away as he missed a few shots and struggled with speed control. Carrido commanded the table and took a 6-4 lead. Golan missed a chance to turn the momentum around when he sold out the 9 with Carrido on the hill. In the one-loss bracket, Golan was among other remaining players fighting elimination. In the match to decide fifth place, Stan Tourangeau, who had been ousted by Marvin Nash, started out poorly against Tony Waters, of Moscow, Idaho. Plagued by missed shots and tangled up tables, Tourangeau uncharacteristically fell down as the sharp-shooting Waters ran up a 4-1 lead. Then, Waters whiffed a safety and missed another shot allowing Tourngeau to get his footing and get back in the match, eventually tying it up at 5-5. Tourangeau continued surging and slipped past Waters, 7-5.

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In the rematch, tied up at 2-2, Carrido missed a crucial attempt at an early nine. Golan ran out the next four racks to a take 6-2 lead. Carrido answered back with a break and run. After Golan scratched on the following break, Carrido appeared to be running out again when an odious 8 ball hung up in the jaw of the pocket, leaving Golan with a walk off, 7-3 win. In the nightcap, Carrido didn’t waste time taking a 2-0 lead with a run out and an early 9. Despite having intermittent problems with his speed control, Golan ran out the next six racks. After another tedious battle of safeties, Carrido wrestled away a win and cashed in on Golan’s scratch on the break to make it 6-4. After another safety battle, Carrido came away with a ball in hand, but could not finish the table, losing the match 7-4. The tournament was played by Texas Express rules on 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crown tables with Red-Circle cue balls and an alternating break. Entry fee was $40, plus $10 greens fees. The total purse for this tournament was $2,450 with $650 being added. The race was to seven on the winner’s side and to five in the loser’s bracket. When the disqualifying matches end in a payout, the loser’s bracket matches were a race to seven. For questions call (509) 891-8357. Black Diamond Billiards is located at 9614 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, Wash.

Dan Louie, who ended up in the loser’s bracket after a third round, 7-5, run in with Golan, plowed through five rounds in the losers bracket 5-3, 5-3, 5-2, 5-3, to face Tourangeau in the following match. The bad play bug pestered Tourangeau again as he could not get a recent roll and frequently


Freshly deposited by Carrido on the one-loss bracket, Golan tried to work out the kinks while Tourangeau heated up. In the first rack, Golan left himself a kick shot on the 6 ball. Despite pocketing the ball, he whiffed a safety on the 7, giving Tourangeau an open shot and eventually a 2-0 lead. On the third rack, Golan made 3 balls on a thunderous break, making for an easy run out. The high-octane offense continued to a 6-3 Golan lead. After a skirmish of safeties in the next two racks, Golan won 7-4 and got another crack at Carrido.

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Bob Jewett


Thin-hit Control

San Francisco Billiard Academy

Here is a position situation that challenges intermediate players. You have a fairly thin cut and need to control the cue ball travel either to minimize it or to get it just right. These two drills will help you perfect your technique for such shots. In Shot 1 the goal is to precisely control the distance from a fairly thin hit. The object ball is right between the side pockets and a diamond out from the intended pocket. The goal is to pocket the ball and take the cue ball successively to distances 1 through 6 going straight up and down the table. I have shown the shot with the angle at about a 60-degree cut but you can make the shot thinner or thicker to change the difficulty. Bob Jewett

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For distance 1 you want to leave the cue ball right on the end cushion. You may need to use a little draw to slow the cue ball down on this shot. The idea is to play the shot with enough draw so there is still some after the cue ball hits the object ball so the cue ball slows after the collision. If you slow down too much before the collision, the object ball might not make it to the pocket. Consider the shot OK if you leave the cue ball within a diamond distance of the goal. For distance 2 you need to bring the cue ball back to even with the side pockets and for 3 you want to leave it on the bottom end cushion. Similarly, shots 4, 5 and 6 are to successively greater distances. Distance 6 is very tough to also keep the cue ball going straight up and down the table -- consider the shot OK if the cue ball stays between the center of the table and the side cushion, which is to say within a diamond of perfect. To score this drill, take three tries at each distance and give yourself 3, 2 or 1 points for a good shot depending on how many tries it takes you. This drill is one of 170 drills shown on the DVD series I recently made with Dr. Dave Alciatore, the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice. For some video previews of drills from that series, go to and scroll down towards the bottom of the page. Shot 2 is another common situation. You have a thin cut along the cushion and you need to minimize the travel of the cue ball. You want the object ball to barely reach the pocket. Do you have a good feel for “barely pocket� speed? Can you also predict how far the cue ball will go for a slowest- possible shot? The starting position shown is about a 45-degree cut shot. After you get the speed and distance for this try increasing the angle of the cut. Note that if the object ball is closer to or farther from the pocket, less or more speed and consequently cue ball travel will be needed. Knowledge of the angle-speed-distance relationships on shots like this are essential if you are going to master the minimization of cue ball motion.

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Product Review

Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP)

BY: DON “CHEESE” AKERLOW The five DVD’s offer you online resources to further your instructions. Speed control, stop, follow and draw are just a few of the practice shots that you will find. These DVD’s are good for the beginner, amateur, tournament player and would serve any pro that is having trouble with his game. Remember when your game is off you should return to the basic fundamentals of the game. These DVD’s allow you to remember the fundamentals whenever you need to. They use training aides for shot selections. You are given illustrated practice shots, cue ball and position control, and basic english. These DVD’s will not only take you back to your basics but will also teach you more than what you knew! I recommend the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP) highly. With patience, determination and practice, your game will improve. These are the best DVD’s on making your game better than it is or bringing you back to where you were! They are easy to understand. Coupled with the additional resources online which gives you more videos, diagrams and instruction, the entire set whether purchased individually or as a complete set is well worth the price. You can purchase the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice online at: Taught by Dr. Dave Alciatore and Bob Jewett

Disc I - Fundamentals and Basic Position Control Disc II - Position Control and English Disc III - Patterns and Safety Play Disc IV - Banks, Kicks, and Advanced Shots Disc V - Challenges, Games, and Advice


DR. DAVE author of the innovative book, CD-ROM, DVD, and website: “The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards.” Co-author of the popular instructional DVD series: “The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS).” Instructional author and monthly columnist for Billiards Digest. Head instructor for Dr. Dave’s Pool School. Inventor of the 30-degree-rule and trisect-system peace-sign techniques. BOB JEWETT instructional author, coach, and referee for 30 years. Long-time columnist for Billiards Digest and On The Break News. Solid player and past ACUI collegiate champion. Leading authority on all aspects of the game. Very active supporter of the pool community.

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The Monk



This is not a feel good program. This is the real deal. You will be working with the monk for over four months. You will be working step by step to build the skills at nine ball that your opponent does not have. You will master the important moves this game calls for. You will become a master nine ball player and play better nine ball than you have every played this game before. May all the rolls go your way, The Monk

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On March 24th I am visiting California for a special ONE DAY WORKSHOP in LA at VIP Billiards. Because I get to the heart of this training, I offer a money back guarantee. How many instructors will return your money if you are not happy with the lesson? I always tell my students that there are three things they need to learn about pocket billiards to become a good player. One, There are four strokes in this game we must master Two. The stroke determines the track line of the cue ball after making contact with the object ball. Three, The stroke determines the speed of the cue ball. When I help you master the four strokes and show you how to move the cue ball around with the stroke, you have just moved to the next level. You won’t ask for your money back. No one has ever asked for their money back. Then I teach which stroke gives you a better chance to pocket the object ball. There are times when we aim perfectly but miss the shot because we used the wrong stroke. A good nine ball break calls for a specific stroke. Since you cannot deliver a pure stroke without proper mechanics, I help you get into position to make quality contact with the cue ball. In this game it is all about quality of hit. Many instructors try to teach you about the game before you learn how to hit the cue ball. This ruins you for life. You must learn how to hit the cue ball before you move on to game strategy.

If you attend my special California workshop you will master the strokes and then be enrolled in my ROAD PLAYERS TRAINING PROGRAM. This is a sixteen level training program that is designed to help you win more games. Have you ever wondered why there are so few world class players and so many pool players? The reason is skill development. There are some closely guarded secrets in the game of nine ball. It would take seven years of training to uncover these secrets. Grady says two million balls. The professional player has paid a high price to learn this material and he/she is not going to give it away. In my workshop I supply you with a manual that includes these secrets. That is why I can guarantee my work. You will move to the next level or your money back. I am going to be in California only one time. The class is limited to ten students. I have an assistant Monk Master here to help. Call me if you are interested in joining us. 1-603-566-6229 I apologize if I used this article to promote my stop. I offer you some valuable tips on this great game. I am visiting your area one time so I want you to know about it. Following my California visit I am going to Manila Philippines to film my special training program. Until we meet in the finals, may all the rolls go your way. The Monk will be at VIP Billiards 20627 Golden Springs Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91789 with one full day of training featuring THE ROAD PLAYERS NINE BALL TRAINING PROGRAM, MARCH 24th, starting at noon.


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Cascade Pool League’s Annual Mid-Season tournament was held at a more central location this year and it paid off with a great turnout! Milwaukie’s River Road House owner and CPL player, Brian Essig, added $520 to the three-division December event. The Road House, which came into the league in 2009, drew players in to play handicapped 9-ball singles, 8-ball singles, and 8-ball scotch doubles over two weekends. The Mid-Season event has long provided CPL players with a high stakes weekend tournament experience and the handicap requires top players to spot games and play at their best to win. Saturday Dec 10th 9 am: Players began to arrive to warm up on the 6 Diamond pool tables for the 10 am start of 9-Ball Singles. The entry fees for the single events were determined by skill level. Open B players paid $8, Open A players $10, and Master players $12. All players also paid a one-time green fee of $5 for all three events. The brackets were drawn up for players and, “Let the games begin!” was announced by Tournament Director Kurt Hamm. In the 1st rounds all the favorite players advanced to the second round. The 1st upset was Open Woman Linda Smith, aka Smitty. She went hill/hill with “tournament player junkie” Ron “the big O” and won the final game, drilling in the 9-ball to advance to the 3rd round. There Smitty met up with Master Shelby Locati. Smitty had to focus to take down this proven player and Shelby showed Smitty that the best defense is not to let her back to the table. Shelby made an extremely difficult cut shot and proceeded to run out the hill/hill game to advance to the 4th round on the winner’s side. Shelby was playing her best at this event and seemed the favorite in this format. Master Andrew Monstis won his 1st match 6-3 against Master Ray Galli, advancing to the next round against the manager of the River Road House, Open A Phil Bremer. Andrew prevailed over Phil Bremer, 6-1. Local Road House favorite, Open A Mike Carpenter, then defeated Andrew 5-2, advancing to the point match against undefeated Shelby Locati. Shelby was still in command as she sent Mike to the Loser’s Bracket 5-3 and won the point. On the Loser’s side, Andrew defeated Ray Galli again 6-2, then beat Tony Dunlap 6-1, and in a revenge match against Mike Carpenter, went hill/hill and won to go into the finals against Shelby for all the bragging rights. At that point it was getting late and both players agreed they were exhausted, so they split the pot, Shelby getting top honors. Payouts were as follows: 1st place Shelby Locati, 2nd place Andrew Monstis, splitting $195. 3rd place Mike Carpenter $45. 4th place Tony Dunlap $27. 5th place Aaron Curti $15. 6th place Ray Galli $15 and Top Skill Level players not in the money were Master Steve Copher, Open A Mike Norris, Open B Tommy Millhollin and Woman B player Cherish Carpenter. Each won their entry fees back. The tournament was a huge success and everyone said to thank Road House owner Brian Essig for adding $520 for all three events.

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Sunday morning players woke to a cold, crisp, but very sunny day in Portland. They scrambled to get their showers and coffee fix to make the Road House for 10 am start of the 2nd event, 8-Ball singles. Some focused on the breakfast special, while others practiced for the long day of competition. In the 26 player field, Round 1 saw Open A Mike Carpenter upset Master Steve Tune 6-2. Mike then beat Open B Steve Doidge in the 2nd round 4-2. Mike’s 3rd round match was Master John Lewis, a 5-4 race, but that did not stop Mike and he won hill/hill. Mike advanced again, beating strong Open B Steve Farley 4-1, advancing to the point match against his own teammate, Phil Bremer. Phil handed Mike his 1st loss 4-2, but Mike bounced right back from the Losers Bracket to face Phil in the Finals. As it was late, both agreed to flip for the win. Check the photo to see who is holding the money! Results for 8-Ball singles: 1st place Phil Bremer $125. 2nd place Mike Carpenter $75. 3rd place Ron Van Dyke $50. 4th place Steve Farley $30. 5th place Steve Grimes $20. 6th place Aaron Curti $20. 7th place Brock Brisby $15. 8th place Kim Allen $15. Top Skill Level players not in the money were Master Ray Galli, Open A Chris Gattman, Open B Don Morse, and Open Woman Jenny Lewis. Each of those players got their entry fees paid back for their efforts. Signups continued to pour in for the December 17th Scotch 8-Ball event, with 14 teams signed facing off at the 10 am start. The $20 buy-in and the $220 Road House add made the pot $500. The races were determined by skill level as follows: Open Women players 2 pts, Open Men B players 3 pts, Open Men A players and Master Women players 4 pts, and Master Men players 5 pts. The Tournament Director added points of both players and each match race was determined by the difference between both teams. There were two teams with one Master Men and one Open A Men players and their race was 7 games. There were 3 teams with one Open Women and One

Open Men B players and their race was 3 games. There were 4 teams of Open Men A players racing to 6 games, 3 teams of two Open Men B players racing to 4 games, and one team of one Open Men A and one Open Men B players racing to 5 games. In the 1st round the 4-time 8-Ball Scotch Champions from prior years showed the field why they were seeded #1. Their 1st opponents were Jennifer Windell (soon to be Smith) and her fiancé Jeff Smith. The 7-3 race for the #1 seeded team Master player Steve Copher & open A player Tony Dunlap was a perfect match. The race did not seem to bother either player as they won the match 7-0. Their next match was the same 7-3 race playing Linda (Smitty) Smith and her partner Glen Graves from Don’s Dugout Tavern. This time though, Steve and Tony had their work cut out for them as it went hill/hill. Smitty missed a difficult cut shot, giving Steve & Tony the opening they needed to close out the match 7-2. In the 3rd round though, Steve & Tony were given a rude awakening! Two open A players Phil Bremer and Mike Carpenter did not care about the champions’ past record. They showed them that there were new kids on the block by crushing the pair 6-1, sending them to unfamiliar territory -- the dreaded Losers Bracket! Mike & Phil then faced another strong team in Master player Steve Tune and Open A player Terry Erdman. They traded games back and forth in a close match, but finally broke and ran winning 6-5 and getting to the point undefeated. Steve and Terry were not to go away so easily though, as they won the Losers Bracket and the Finals were set. You could see the Eye of the Tiger in Steve Tune & Terry Erdman as they played with focus and won the 1st match 7-4. The second match was even closer with each team trading games. Finally the bartender came over and said the match was over due to time. The teams were shocked that it was 2:30 am already. The match ended up a tie at 3 to 3 and it was decided to split the pot and for the 1st time in CPL history 1st place went to both teams! Congratulations to both teams and you can be sure they will be back next year to defend their crowns. Tournament Director Kurt Hamm thanks the River Road House for putting on an excellent tournament both weekends and adding $520 into the pot. The final results are listed below and until next year, “Thank you!” to the CPL pool players for making this another fun event for everyone to enjoy! 1st Place Teams $330: Co-Champions Phil Bremer & Mike Carpenter and Steve Tune & Terry Erdman!!! 3rd Place Team $100: David Avegio & Steve Farley! 4th Place Team $70: Steve Copher & Tony Dunlap! CPL is currently taking signups for its final session of the year, Spring 9-Ball 3-person teams. This will start mid-March. Contact your Division Manager to sign up by February 25 to guarantee your team entry! As always, prior same-format session teams get first dibs.



FEB. 11TH & 12TH

FRIDAY NIGHT MINI TOURNAMENT $100 added, $15 Entry, Race to 5, 7:00pm Start (Open, No Handicap)

MAIN EVENT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Early Entry Fee: $25 (Deadline FEB 5th) Day of Tournament: $35 Race to 8, Double Elimination, Play Starts at 12:00 Noon Doors Will Open at 10:00 am. (Breakfast Served) ****OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS**** MEMBERSHIP IS FREE WORLDPPA HANDICAP RATING WILL BE USED Averages subject to Adjustment

Tournament Entries: Early entry must be postmarked by FEB. 4TH all mailed entries must be received no later than FEB. 9th. Make checks payable to: California Billiard Club 881 East El Camino Real Mountain View, Ca. 94040 Ph: 650-965-3100

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WPBA Masters Epic Battle of the Hall of Famers! January 26-29 - Mt. Pleasant, MI MT. PLEASANT, MI - The WPBA Masters at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has now concluded, and the winner is none other than Ewa Mataya Laurance defeating #2 ranked Allison Fisher (left) in an epic battle of two veteran champions! BCA and WPBA Hall of Famer and former Grand Ledge, Michigan resident, Ewa Mataya Laurance took an early 2-1 lead in the short televised race to 7 against fellow BCA Hall of Famer, #2 ranked Allison Fisher. Ewa then extended the lead to 3-1, 4-1 and 5-1... And then Allison mounted a comeback! 5-2, 5-3, 5-4 and suddenly the score was tied 5-5; a race to two, with Allison breaking. Ewa dug deep and pulled out the next two games for a 7-5 victory and

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$10,000 payday in the first WPBA event of 2012! In the first sem-final, Ewa proved she’d be a formidable contender when she defeated #1 ranked Ga Young Kim 7-6 for her place in the title bout. The other semifinal was a battle of the Fishers: Kelly Fisher vs. Allison Fisher (pictured left). Though they’re not related, they both hail from the U.K. and both yield a deadly cue. Allison pulled out all the stops and defeated Kelly 7-4 to head to the finals against Laurance. Final Results Top 24 (24 Placed Paid): 1 $10,000 Ewa Mataya Laurance 2 $5,500 Allison Fisher 3/4 $2,750 Ga Young Kim, Kelly Fisher 5/6 $2,000 Helena Thornfeldt, Jasmin Ouschan 7/8 $1,750 Jeanette Lee, Eleanor Callado 9/12 $1,500 Liz Ford, Dawn Hopkins, Monica Webb, Brittany Bryant 13/16 $1,250 Karen Corr, Line Kjorsvik, Jennifer Barretta, Gerda Hofstatter 17/24 $1,000 Emilyn Callado, Susan Williams, Joanne Ashton, Teruko Cucculelli, Tamara Peeters, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Barnes, Nicole Keeney To view the final tournament chart, visit and click on “2012 Soaring Eagle Tournament Board.” The three final-round one-hour matches will be broadcast by ESPN for on Sunday, March 18, from 1:30 - 4:30 pm EST. EWA MATAYA LAURANCE

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The Break Magazine Makes Available Past Issues September 2000 through February 2012

Some major changes have come to The Break over the years. The original name was On The Break and started publication September 2000. The second issue came out January 2001. The intent at first was to be a quarterly pool publication but quickly changed into a monthly by March of 2001, the format was tabloid. The Break went through some changes with the header and had 8 pages of color in a newspaper format in the beginning. The next change was a full front cover photo. This started December 2004. A short 2 years later, December 2006, saw a newspaper magazine format. In March of 2011 the biggest change of all came, trimmed and stapled a high gloss full color four page cover was added. And has been published for a year to this issue February 2012. You can read from August 2001 to February 2012 all issues are online at There are plans to put the remaining early issues online as well. You can see tournaments and results for over a decade. Thousands of results, press releases, league championships, national championships,

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product reviews, feature locations and much, much, more. If we had 25 results in each issue times that by 12 months and times that by 12 years you come up with over 3600 articles. During our run, we also counted the number of photos in each issue. I think there was a high of over 80 but more so an average of about 45, so 45 times 12 month times 12 years again will equal some 6500 photos. They included first, second, third and team photos. The Break is the oldest running regional pool magazine in the United States and the world. We here at The Break are committed to making the pool players proud of what we do. To bring to you the very best magazine that we can and we hope to improve in the coming years. We want you to be proud to be a part of The Break’s family. Enjoy reading the past issues and see who you know and how they may have changed. We want to thank everyone who has helped to make this pool magazine the very best that it can be. Don “Cheese” Akerlow - Publisher

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Future of Seminole Pro Tour The Seminole Pro Tour would like to thank all of the fans, players, room owners and especially sponsors who have supported the tour through the past five years that the tour has been in existence. It is with great sorrow and lament that the Seminole Tour will not have a season in 2012 and will continue to suspend operations indefinitely. From its small beginnings as a regional tour in South Florida, to its growth as the premier national 10-ball tour in the country, the Seminole Pro Tour has always strived to put the player’s and fan’s interest first. The operations were not munsoned, but rather an executive decision to suspend operations was made. The amount of support that the Tour has had has been overwhelming. The countless correspondence that has been received expressing their support for the Tour has not gone unnoticed. The Seminole Pro Tour and the Seminole Tribe would like to say, “Sho-naa-bish (thank you).” The Tour would especially like to thank a few people specifically. John DiToro, the creator of the original Seminole Pro Tour, is not only one of the best tour directors, but also a wonderful person. It was his vision and dedication that got the Seminole Pro Tour to the heights of the industry. John is a true professional and his work ethic is second to none. Thank you, John. The Seminole Tribe had the pleasure to sponsor a couple of players. Corey Deuel, the Prince of Pool, was a true cornerstone to the betterment of the Tour’s operations. Corey’s professionalism and true love of the game helped the Tour grow leaps and bounds. If not for Corey, the Tour would have never been able to reach the levels that it did. Thank you, Corey. The many sponsors and room owners that helped make the Tour possible are another group of people that were essential to the Tour’s operations. Without dedicated room owners and sponsors, the Tour would have never been able to reach the number of fans all over the country and the world. One

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Morra Wins Banks

ohn Morra may not be known for his bank pool game, but that will be be a thing of the past as he has won the Derby City Classic Bank Pool event. There were 404 players in the Banks competition at DCC. Morra started the event with a fairly manageable draw but that is only half the battle in any tournament. Morra displayed a bank game that many fans were not expecting from him with notable wins over Jerry Matchin, Josh Smith and Josh Oneal in the early rounds. The level of competition picked up after that as Morra rattled off wins against Louie Ulrich,Charlie Bryant and John Brumback to make his way undefeated into round twelve with only three players remaining. The other two players left at that time were Shane Van Boening and Brandon Shuff. Van Boening had dropped a match to Francisco Bustamante in the 8th round, but had come back with wins over Efren Reyes, Jonathan Pinegarand Alvis Fitch. Shuff had dropped his 7th round match against Truman

Hogue, but had wins over Pinegar, Robb Saez and Danny Smith to compliment a bye in the 10th round. With three players left in the 12th round, one player a bye and fate would smile on Morra as he got to watch Van Boening and Shuff try to knock each tournament. Van Boening eliminated Shuff and unenviable task of trying to hand Morra Shane was up to the task in the second match saw Morra take take advantage of a number of notch a 5-3 win in the final banks title.

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got ready for the back to back losses.

first match 3-2, but the a 2-0 lead and then at 2-1, hung balls by Van Boening to game for the 3-1 win and the

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In the most dominant performance in Derby City Classic history, Shane Van Boening played in the finals of all three divisions and won two of those divisions. In order to get to the finals, Van Boening had to get by Mike Dechaine in round twelve of the 9-ball division. Dechaine has one of the best tournament records of anyone against Van Boening, but this was not to be another entry in Dechaine’s resume as Van Boening took advantage of careless mistakes by Dechaine and added four table runs to win the match 7-0. With only three players going into that round of play, it was Stevie Moore who caught the bye and had the easy route to the finals. Moore came out early in the final match against Van Boening and proved that he belonged in the finals when he rode a 1-9 combo and a break & run to a 2-1 lead. The lead would be short lived for Moore as Van Boening kicked a two ball in and ran out to tie the match at 2-2. A poore safety by Moore in the fifth rack led to a 3-2 lead for Van Boening and then a very careless safety attempt by Moore in rack six gave ball in hand to Van Boening and he jumped on the opportunity. Van Boening ran that rack and the next two for a 6-2 lead. Moore would add one more bead to his side of the scoreline after winning a safety battle in rack nine, but a dry break in rack ten was Moore’s last time at the table as Van Boening ran out for the 9-ball division win and $16,000 in prize money. As far as the Master of the Table competition, that race was decided very early in the 9-ball division as Shane only had to get out of the third round to lock up the title for the second straight year. John Morra took second in the all around competition and Brandon Shuff finished in third. The Fatboy 10-Ball event finals, as well as the 14.1 finals, are yet to be played. Both of those matches will still take place on Saturday night after the awards ceremony for the main events.



The One Pocket Division of the 14th Annual Derby City Classic ended the same way it ended last year; with Shane Van Boening pocketing the final ball for the win. Van Boening made his way through a field of 311 other players to defend his title from last year. The seats were jam packed for Van Boening’s semi final match with another Derby City Classic Favorite, Efren Reyes. That match ended with a lopsided 3-0 scoreline after Shane looked to have Efren right where he wanted him (down 2-0 and 7 - (-1) in the third game). Reyes displayed some of that vintage Reyes magic to get the score back to 7-6 but he ran out of magic dust when an intended two rail bank found Van Boening’s pocket instead of Efren’s. While that match was going on, 25 year old Joey Gray was getting the maximum enjoyment out of his first Derby City Classic as he defeated Darren Appleton to set up a showdown with Van Boening in the finals. The first rack of the finals was a quick 5-minute tussle as Van Boening made a ball off of Gray’s break, but could only manage three balls before leaving a ball in the jaws and watching Gray run eight for the game. The second game included some classic one pocket safety play, but Van Boening came with tough shots to take control for small runs. At 5-0, Van Boening back cut a ball into the heart of his pocket and left two gimmes to end the rack 8-0. Shane made a ball after Joey’s break again in rack three - but then missed a ball in the rack - leaving what looked like a completely open table for Gray. The youngster from Oklahoma City could only manage a run of four balls before missing a small window of shape. From there, the game looked a lot like the previous game with Gray playing some great one pocket shots and Van Boening patiently waiting for a shot before fearlessly making the shot and running balls. Van Boening put three different short runs together for an 8-4 win.


The fourth rack started out with a safety battle that left Shane “ahead” (-1) - (-2). Once again, Gray appeared to out-move Van Boening but ended up eventually leaving a shot and Van Boening took full advantage. A double kissed attempt to clear Shane’s pocket by Gray left an opening for Shane and he quickly ended the game and match with a 9 ball run for his second straight one pocket crown and what appears to be a hammerlock on the all around title.



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At the 8th annual One Pocket Hall of Fame banquet, Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, we honored this year’s inductees for One Pocket, Buddy Hall and ‘San Jose Dick’ Mc Morran, and one of our very few repeat inductees, as Nick Varner is honored for Bank Pool this year, after having been inducted for One Pocket back in 2005.

are forcing him to take a break from his usual role of hosting our Hall of Fame evening as one of our Masters of Ceremonies. This year we turned the tables on Grady and treated him to some well deserved living legend recognition and roasting for all that he has done for us, and for this great game of ours over the years. As these great players were honored by their peers, their friends, their family and their fans we all had an evening that guaranteed a rollicking good time!

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Francisco Bustamante ended his 2012 Derby City Classic with a lopsided 15-5 victory over Stevie Moore in the finals of the Fatboy 10-Ball Challenge.

Held immediately following Moore’s loss in the finals of the Derby City 9-ball division, the match saw Moore appearing to be off of his game while Bustamante had no such problems. Bustamante held an early 2-0 lead and only a scratch on the 10-ball in rack three kept him from a 3-0 lead. Moore came back to tie the score at 2-2 and was close at 3-4 down before Bustamante found the zone and rolled off nine straight games for an insurmountable 13-3 lead. Moore took a break at 13-3 down when Bustamante broke dry, which seemed to take Bustamante out of the zone more than it helped Moore get into the zone. The players swapped racks until the score was 14-5 Bustamante, and Moore threw in the towel after a scratch on the break in the 20th rack. Bustamante earned $12,000 for the win, while Moore settled for $7000 in prize money. John Morra and Alex Pagulayan both pocketed $3,500 each for third place.



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#14 Lucky Plays the Pescado Grande

3rd part of this adventure continued from last 2 months …… Crackkkk there was that sound again. Couple of games and we were “in the money” Lucky had again laid down the same break all the even balls went in the holes. Pescado Grande was constantly on the phone. Finally turned off his phone, Bet it was his girlfriend he was arguing with calling him. It was too late for Pescado Grande Lucky finished off the set and the money was ours. Time too quit………..The Mystery man who put up the $20,000 wanted to go again. His nose was open blaming Pescado Grande babe girlfriend for his temporary demise. They were not done. We have been up for almost two days hard on me it had to be harder on Lucky. We want a break Lucky said. The Bank of America was now open. Lucky had me meet him in the Office where the safe was and get our money out of the safe. Lucky said to give him the money. We stuffed it in his coat and pants pocket anywhere we could put it that would not be obvious. He said he would be right back. He went over the Bank and deposited the money except what we would need. Still a lot. When Lucky came back he said the Bank said that he brought in more money then they had on hand. They were likely expecting a shipment of cash from the main branch to conduct business with. That how banks work… Pescado Grande still looked pretty good considering they just played 18 hours. Lucky said he wanted to play but not at this moment. Needed a couple of hours. The guy showed us more five hundred dollar bills. I was wandering where someone got that many of those McKinley’s as they are rarely in circulation. I know better then to ask how he came by those bills. but the bank didn’t question them being counterfeit at the deposit. We agreed to meet at 9pm that would give everyone time to rest. We went and got a motel room. Slept until 7pm got ready then got a bite to eat on the way. I had Roast pork loin and rice pilaf and some steamed greens, corn bread and glass of milk. Lucky had baked fish the same flavorful greens I had but he had the senior portion. We both had coffee as we talked about what was going to happen. Everybody by now knew we were there but who Lucky was also a mystery and we wanted to keep it that way. Lucky was more concerned now about the money. It would attract a criminal element. We

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took our time we did not want to be on an advertised schedule because it could make us more vulnerable. So I went in first and surveyed the place did see new faces including a known players like Jose Parica. I told the principle people that Lucky was on his way he in traffic. He was waiting in the car for my phone call. Lucky was stalling it was now 10pm some people waiting to sweat the match were starting to leave, Some thought Lucky was afraid of big money and skipped out with what he won. I assured the Mexican and the mystery man he was in traffic and on his way. I did lie a little, but it was for security reasons. Lucky was packing some real money. All of a sudden we all noticed that Lucky was sitting in the bleachers watching us talk. Popped out of thin air…Oh I’ve been there for a while he said. I am ready to play are you guys. Pescado Grande says, “Of course, my friend.” Jack it to $3000 a game ok! Thought we were playing One Pocket but it was 9ball. They set down equipment at the same table the backer came up and brought out the McKinley’s again. We were in ACTION BABY. This was so exciting. Lucky won the lag. Crackkkk there was that sound again. It’s incredible how he only makes the even balls on this break. I know he’ll explain it to me some time later. Lucky went right to work running out rack after rack each break looked exactly the same each and every time. The old man still has it. Lucky allowed the games to go back and forth again, putting everyone watching asleep. I got some water for Lucky, they did not have Lucky’s favorite water Fuji water he took a sip of what I got him, he said Fuji is the best. I am ready, while every body was thinking another long match they were paying less attention. Pescado Grande broke and scratched, Lucky adjusted his cinnamon stick went on to 5 straight effortless run outs and $30,000 more in sight towards Lucky’s goal, Lucky looks at the stunned group who were now paying attention again and says, “If I miss a ball in the next five games, I will start all over… at zero any side bets.” I know they want to do this. Who wouldn’t? Then Lucky whispers, “get all the side bets possible”. What are they going to say? Nothing said for the longest moment. Lucky waits patiently, working the cinnamon stick. The look on their faces -- I can see each and every brain working

overtime, eventually coming out with the answer -- Play the odds. No one runs out that much! The old man is loco I heard A good bet. I got a pencil and note pad and took names and amounts. Some bet $20 and few bet over $200. about 15 people bet some reaching into their socks pulling out the cash. I made them post it to, which I held on too if they wanted to bet. Pescado Grande says, “Of course, my friend.” Doubting Lucky’s ability and bet $200 and mystery backer bet $500. over two thousand collected here we go.. On the next game Lucky makes the 9 on the break. Something he never did for the past 2 days. Pescado Grande racks Lucky breaks another 9ball….. three in a row Lucky pockets the nine in a different pocket each time. Pescado Grande racks the game. Lucky breaks and makes the nine in the side. Pescado Grande racks goes to his chair, reaches for his cue case, opens it, unscrews his stick and puts it away. Lucky breaks anyway and pockets the nine in his breaking corner. It took less then 60 minutes. The entire crowd just sits there amazed, and then, slowly, one by one, they begin to applaud realizing what just happened. It was just like hypnotist who brings people out of a hypnotic trance. Though they are frustrated at knowing they just got beat out of their money by an old man who bested their man as well, still they are compelled spontaneously to show respect for what they know is the best pool playing they will ever see. I had tears in my eyes. I still have the money stuffed in my pocket too. We are going to get out alive, I think. Lucky looks at me and smiles wearily, as he acknowledges the respect by shaking everyone’s hand, saying, “Muchas gracias, amigos.” Only one will not shake Lucky’s hand – the backer, who is too stunned that his horse has lost, and is already heading out the door, the pulse in his neck pounding and his cheeks burning. Lucky bought round for all there. We pack up quickly and head out/ slipped

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while everyone was feeling good In the car and safe Lucky talked about what we might do this next year maybe Derby City, other hot spots in the country and possibly Asia and Europe he did say depending on his health. He was into it for sure, like the old days he said. We headed to the airport so I could get home for Christmas. Lucky said he needed to do some important things, seems mysterious, that he does this every year at Christmas time. His beard was getting longer too…. no …no way he could be…no.. We went to the airport I got my bags out of the car. I was to keep all the side bet money. He said he’d be fine driving home dropped me off I went in bought an airline ticket. In the plane have relived it in my mind so many times what happened my brain hurts. It’s one thing to be there watching it happen, but to realize that old Lucky had just played his game, and it was something only a very few would ever be privileged to see, and I was one, well, it is just too much. I’m back home now, doing all the normal stuff you do at home. My wife and I are enjoying getting in some Christmas stuff and ready for the New Year It’s nice being home. Being on the road with Lucky for so long is hard. Life on the road is more grueling than people think. It transforms you to some degree to the environment and the people. How you start out can easily change into something other than what you are expecting. Lucky said that when we first met. He was so right. But it sure was the experience of a lifetime. I know I will be there to help him out if I can, and look forward to going along for the ride, wherever that might be. I am waiting for Lucky to call when he is ready for the road again……. Lucky stories can be found at “On The Break” website, look them up…… copyright 2012 by Andrew Monstis

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The Eagles Club 326 9-Ball Singles Tournament was held in Bozeman, MT Saturday, January 21, 2012. The event was a race to seven in both the winners’ and losers’ bracket, with a race to nine for the finals. Mike Schaff and Seth King split the money for first and second place. Third place went to Nate Neergaard and fourth place went to B.J. Goodwin. The Eagles would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support: Rocky Mountain Gaming, Cardinal Distributing, Bronkens Distributing, and the Eagles Club. Without your contributions these tournaments would not be successful. There are two upcoming tournaments scheduled for the next month. The first is the Sweetheart Doubles Tournament slated for Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Eagles Club in Bozeman starting at 10:00 AM. The entry fee is $20 per team and $200 will be added. The second is the annual Women’s State Doubles tournament, open to all Montana players. The entry fee is $20 per team and $600 will be added with a full field. Scheduled for February 25-26, this is a two day double elimination tournament. Last year we had 46 teams participate, so make sure you register early. If interested in any of the upcoming tournaments, call the Eagles at 406-587-9996, stop in, or call Mike to sign up.






Calcutta will be Friday Entry fee $35 night at 9 PM at VFW. You must be signed up & paid by Ball in hand rules. Mar 16th 8PM 8 ball on the break is no exceptions optional re-rack

Brackets are flighted. A race to 4 on Saturday and a race to 5 on Sunday. We will be taking the first 16 men and 8 women into Sunday. There will be a mini tournament at the VFW Friday night. For information or to sign up please contact Patty. Send your entries to: Patty Dunning 200 Mtn. Meadow Rd. Libby, MT 59923

Home: 406-293-7280 Cell: 406-291-9015 (Leave a message!)






CSI Supports BCA

As a long time member of the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), CSI supports the BCA in their recently announced pro pool initiative to provide funds to send North American players to international events. CSI is one of the first industry leaders to support the BCA initiative as a “2012 Official Contributor to International Competition.” A solid framework for both North American and world professional pool has long existed, with the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) as the world body, and the BCA as the WPA member for North America. CSI commends the BCA on their commitment renewal as the “Governing Body for Cue Sports in North America.” CSI supports the BCA as the governing body, its pro points program, and the player selection process for international events. With a decline in US player participation in world events, the time has come to change the structure of how pro pool in North America is supported. This is a great step in building that structure which will allow the top US and Canadian players to continue to compete and represent their countries internationally. CSI, which produces the “US Open 10-Ball Championship,” one of the BCA pro point events, believes the future and strength of the sport lies in creating a synergy between the industry, the amateurs, the professionals,

The NWPA & Golden Fleece Billiards presents:

2012 WA State Championships Tour stop #1 • March 3-4 • Golden Fleece Billiards, Kenmore, WA

• Qualifier for the WPBA US Open – winner gets

paid entry worth $500 • Minimum $500 cash guaranteed added Entry deadlines Mail: postmarked no later than Feb 22 Online: Feb 24 $15 Late Fee – no exceptions

Tournament/membership information: 1) Visit for details or 2) Contact Tamré Geené-Rogers at 206.920.1936 or

a passion to play™

We at CSI encourage industry support of the BCA in their new endeavor. In the past, CSI partnered with five other industry leaders to help support and fund the BCA Hall of Fame. It is time for all organizations that have the sport and industry foremost in mind to band together in support of the BCA. CueSports International (CSI) is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past seven years CSI has directly paid out approximately seven million dollars 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 and the US Open 10Ball Championship. Visit, and for more information about CSI and its divisions. CSI leads the billiard industry in the development of technology. For more information on the state-of-the-art software systems for league and tournament management visit andwww.


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

* $100 added to 2nd chance tournament

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and the general public. Two years ago CSI launched the USA Pool League with that goal in mind, and a portion of CSI’s proceeds from the USAPL is pledged to promote and fund pro awareness.

Full Bar 2 Pool Tables - Darts

Full Menu Open til Close

Karaoke Every Night at 9 Food & Drink Specials Daily 13601 Hwy 99 - Everett, WA 425-745-4805

DiabloValleyPoolLeague The Diablo Valley Pool League successfully finished their casual summer session with

Jason Williams $130 Rich Chudy $105 Kristin Eisen $65+top girl $45 Doug Woo $35 The Dave Piona Memorial Tournament will continue to be run by DVPL out of Vinnies Bar keeping Dave’s memory alive amongst friends, family and fellow pool players. Thank you Kresten for acknowledging all our efforts. TOP SHOOTER’S LIST 1 $100 JASON WILLIAMS (left) WOMAN TOP SHOOTER 1 $100 LESLIE BERNARDI (right)


their 23 teams and a blind, completing their 26 week commitment. This was a single round event. The league started 07/05/2011 and ran until 12/27/2011. It also generated a payout of $20,000 dollars which went back to all the players. The handicap of 150% appears to be working just right, since the top teams keep winning and the middle of the road teams have to work even harder to carry the handicap when they have to give up balls to newer teams. Let us take a second to congratulate again Vinnie’s #3 team composed of the top of the top when it comes to playing pool in our local area. Captained by Holly Robinson and with a roster of veteran’s such as Robbie Lyng, Jason Williams (Top Shooter), John Lentini, George Williams. As a reminder last year this same team took 1st place on the last position round from Aljoe’s team - Bar none. They were forced to win from 4 to 5 rounds for the last 3 weeks of league, to be able to get close to the then first place team, Erin’s team who only needed ½ round to clinch 1st could not get it. They took home $2576. The Clayton Bowl #17 team lead by Erin McKibben (Captain), and joined by Matin Sherzai, Alex Baraquil and Dave Gomez stayed on top of the Vinnie’s group and were only ahead of them half of round. Congratulations to this group they managed to get 2nd place in the overall standings. Their cash price was $2150. To everyone’s surprised this next group came out of nowhere….and held onto that third and 4th place spot for many weeks. No secret top guns…just regular competitive group of men and women who take pool very serious and love to compete and do their best at every chance they get. Congratulations to the Diablo Lanes #11 group lead by Jess Quinata and joined by Cony Mendoza, Jason Kung, Tiffany Walker, Gary Melanson, and Alex Almendral. They took no victims, they took every round possible and didn’t let go of their 3 point lead from the fourth place team Bar None #14 led by Aljoe Mandoriao. They won $1800 for their efforts. Top male place went to Jason Williams, one of the best, if not the best in the area. The top female place went to Leslie Bernardi, another local veteran whose game speaks for itself. Let’s also take a moment to mention all of our sponsors because without them we wouldn’t be as strong of a league as we are today. Thank you to Vinnie’s Bar, Clayton Bowl, Diablo Lanes, Bar None, Cue’ N Brew, Farrington’s Bar, Scores Bar, The office Lounge, Cj’s Bar, Rack Em Up and WPLJ’s. As DVPL continues to support and promote bar box game while running several leagues such as Open-Mix, women’s league, scotch doubles 8 and 9 ball and getting ready to start a single 9 ball league, they have decided to take a break from running their local Friday night tournament out of Vinnie’s Bar. Cony and Tina Mendoza have been running the Friday night action in Concord for the last 15 years, between the Magoo’s Friday night and then Vinnie’s bar. Special thanks to the Sponsor Parker and to the many regulars who for years attended this tournament. The last tournament was held on Friday January 13. We had a turn out of 30 players; Jeanne the manager from Vinnie’s bar cooked her regular delicious dish for $5 dollars and the standings were:

The final standing of the 2011 summer session read as such TEAM STANDINGS as of 12/20/11 1ST #03 - VINNIE’S - HOLLY 2ND #17 - CLAYTON BOWL - ERIN 3RD #11 - DIABLO LANES - JESS 4TH #14 - BAR NONE - ALJOE 5TH #13 - CUE ‘N BREW - TOM 6TH #09 - VINNIES - JEFF 7TH #08 - FARRINGTON’S - JARED 8TH #22 - SCORE’S - LESLIE 9TH #07 - THE OFFICE - BAND OF BROTHERS 10TH #10 - CUE ‘N BREW - FRED 11TH #04 - FARRINGTON’S - FRANK 12TH #24 - FARRINGTON’S - GARY 13TH #20 - THE OFFICE - JIM 14TH #15 - CJ’S - RAY 15TH #05 - CJ’S - GARY 16TH #23 - WPLJ’S - BILL 17TH #16 - BAR NONE - MARCUS 18TH #19 - VINNIE’S - FOURPLAY 19TH #01 - CLAYTON BOWL - DAVE 20TH #21 - RACK ‘EM UP - RICK 21ST #12 - FARRINGTON’S - WATERLOO 22ND #02 - VINNIE’S - KRISTIN 23RD #18 - THE OFFICE - JOE

$2576 $2157 $1807 $1530 $1315 $1145 $1013 $920 $870 $800 $740 $700 $640 $600 $535 $490 $440 $390 $340 $300 $240 $205 $170

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TAP DREAM TEAM Rally in the Valley and Much Much More March 2012 starts off with another exciting venue for TAP Pool League members. Hundreds of TAP players from different parts of the United States and Canada are preparing their activities for this historical event. Whether it be a Dream Team 8-Ball spot, our newly added Dream Team 9-ball, or you’re testing your skills in the 8-Ball Singles Championship event, your experience will truly be rewarding, memorable and entertaining. To take some of the pressure off from the main events, TAP also offers minis to keep your game warmed up. TAP is proud to announce this years Rally in the Valley represents our 16th year. Rally in the Valley is held in conjunction with the Super Billiards Expo at it’s new and exciting location “The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks”. To see the formats of Rally and past photos click hear . If you have any questions regarding this event feel free to call us at 800-984-7665 or visit our online help desk on the right of our national website for quick FAQ’s. Be sure to join our Facebook for these updates and more.

If you are one of the lucky ones to attend the Super Billiards Expo and Rally in the Valley, please stop by our expo booth and see what great opportunities we have for you. Come take a look at our newly released phone APP and much more ( Booths #335 and #415). TAP closes 2011 with another year of record growth, servicing not only our existing members but also thousands of new members. With this growth TAP Pool Leagues have expanded into new counties, states, zip codes and Provinces across the United States and Canada. The message from TAP is clear, you as a player and host location do have a choice to replace or add to your league activities, at TAP we work for you. TAP is also proud to close 2011 not only with a record growth, but with the comfort that we offer added employment for TAP Licensees and extra revenue to the league locations. If you are a league location, player or entertainer, be a part of the TAP family today. What’s going on with TAP in 2012? Keep your eyes on us and you will see!

BEF Scholarship Opportunities The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is accepting applications for the 2012 scholarship awards. The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship (a single $2,000 award) and Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (three individual scholarships at $1,000 each). Each applicant will be considered in both categories; only one completed application is required and must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 2nd, 2012. Applications can be downloaded at the BEF website: Students must adhere to the following scholarship criteria: 1) hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); 2) must have an ACT score of at least 23 or SAT combined score (critical reading + math) of 1050 or higher; 3) submit a 500-1000 word essay on how billiards has been an integral part of their life; 4) must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1; 5) must attend an accredited undergraduate institution and carry at least 12 hours per semester.

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The final application must also include a letter from the applicant outlining academic achievements, leadership and/or community service work, a description of the applicant’s background and career objectives plus personal and professional (academic) goals. Applicants must also submit an official High School Transcript and SAT/ACT scores. The Billiard Education Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships since 1993. Said BEF executive director Laura Smith, “The BEF is proud to help young adults who have benefitted from billiards to offset their education expenses and become our future leaders.” About Billiard Education Foundation The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is committed to promoting education and encourages the development of life skills through youth billiard programs. The BEF funds academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships, supports billiard athletes to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and promotes “Pool In School” programs. For more information, visit To become a sponsor, make a donation or inquiry, please contact Laura Smith at info@ or phone 303.926.1039.


The Pocket

14 Pool Tables - Darts Foosball - Video Games


Live Streamer’ s links or schedules

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 5-7pm/Sun 6-7pm Last Saturday of every month: Floating Saturday One Pocket: TBA as it floats around each month Stream starts at 12pm (3pm est)

905 E Lincoln Rd - Idaho Falls, ID 208-525-9962 (List of hundreds of live streamers)

Evey Sunday 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles $5 entry starts at 7pm Money added


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

5 Diamond Tables

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



All times are Pacific time.

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Law Firm

3/18/2012 10:30 PM - 1:30 PM 2012 WPBA Masters Soaring Eagle Semifinal & Final Rounds

Fighting for your rights since 1970


Platis Law Firm

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

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

April 19-22, 2012 MCMOA State 8-Ball Championships LIVE from Billings, Montana

K C’s Midway Bar & Grill


Sure Shot Billiards Billiard Supply 8 Pool Tables Easy Parking Central Location 2602 N Columbia Center Blvd Richland, WA 509-737-9868

Cattails Lounge

Sat 8-Ball / Sun 9-Ball at 2PM $5 entry - 100% Payout

218 Main St - Williston, ND


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

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

Jointed Cue Billiards “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

Ma’s Tavern 3411 Pacific Blvd SW - Albany OR


2 Diamond Smart Pool Tables

479 Newmark Ave - Coos Bay, OR 541-888-5634 Happy Hour til 10 Well Drinks $2.50

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


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Classic Billiards

Open Daily 11am-3am

Come in and Check Us Out

All Ages Area 8 Pool Tables Over 21 Area 8 Gold Crowns 3 Diamonds 12’ Snooker Table

Upcoming Tournaments Feb 18: Sweetheart Doubles $20 entry per team - 10 am


$200 added

Feb 25-26: Women’s State Dbls $20/team $600 added w/full field



FREE POOL Mon-Fri: 7-9 AM 4-6 PM & 12-2 AM

Pool Tournaments

Harvey’s Sun Valley Bar

Free Pool All the Time - 3 Pool Tables Drink Specials - Shots - Buckets

Last Saturday of the Month: Birthday Party - Pot Luck - BBQ

Wet T-Shirt Contest Coming Soon!!!

5544 Sun Valley Blvd - Sun Valley, NV 775-673-8787

THURSDAY: 9 Ball 7:00 pm

3636 SE 122nd

Portland, OR



Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot

SUNDAY: 8 Ball 6:00 pm


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

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

Karaoke DJ

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

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

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

The East Bay’s Finest Billiard Room

10 Big Sreen HD TV’s

20 Beautiful Pool Tables Full Bar - Full Kitchen

Internet Music - 2 Pool Tables Darts - Video Gaming

Pro Shop - Smoking Lounge Private Party Facilities

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

Happy Hour 4-8 pm - VNEA Leagues

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

12801 NE 175th - Woodinville, WA

6005 Shellmound Emeryville, CA

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(425) 488-0140



WorldPPA Joins the 19th US Bar Table Championships in 2012

February may be the shortest month of the year, but also ushers in the largest open bar table event in the United States: the 19th US Bar Table Championships. February 12-19, 2012 players will arrive to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada with expanded opportunities for play. In addition to the six divisions of the US Bar Table Championships on 7’ Diamond Tables, the WorldPPA Reno Shootout will take place February 17-19 on Diamond 9’ Tables. Entries are being taken online via for both events. You can also enter via mail or fax. To download and print the entry forms for the 19th US Bar Table Championships visit leChampionships.aspx. To download and print the WorldPPA Reno Shootout entry form visit Be sure to get your entry fee in early (before February 8th) to avoid late fees. Room rates for the 4 star Grand Sierra Resort & Casino are low at $39 / $49 for up to 4 guests per room and without a resort fee. Call 800-501-2651 and use group code: POOL12 to reserve your room. The entry fee for the WorldPPA Reno Shootout is $110 (includes $25 registration and $10 green fees); $75 per entry goes toward prize fund. As of today, we have $1,000 (very likely could be higher depending on deposits made by tournament directors) from the extra dollar Reno fund. With 128 players, the total prize fund would be $10,600; everyone will win something; there will be no losers at the Reno WorldPPA Shootout. The group of events, the 19th US Bar Table Championships and the WorldPPA Reno Shootout are being scheduled so players interested in competing in both will be able to. CueSports International (CSI) is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past seven years CSI has directly paid out approximately seven million dollars 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 and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool. com, and for more information about CSI and its divisions. CSI leads the billiard industry in the development of technology. For more information on the state-of-the-art software systems for league and tournament management visit and

BIG NEWS Western BCA Pool Players!! Western BCA is proud to announce that Casino Tour Stop #3 has been officially scheduled at Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Spokane, WA on May 23-27, 2012. Western BCA developed The Casino Tour in order to give pool players in this region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana) more options to play in large scale casino tournaments. The Casino Tour also provides players who may not be able to travel to Lincoln City for Regionals, a similar pool-playing venue closer to home. Northern Quest Resort & Casino is a gorgeous location that sits on the West Plains in the town of Airway Heights, just 10 minutes west of downtown Spokane, WA, and five minutes from Spokane International Airport. The tournament will feature 40 Diamond Tables provided by Bad Boys Billiard Productions. Western BCA will be adding $5,000 in prize money! More information will be available on very soon. Check out Northern Quest Resort and Casino at www. PLUS..................... Don’t miss Casino Tour Stop #4 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, OR on June 27-July 1, 2012. Located in the heart of beautiful Southern Oregon, Seven Feathers Casino Resort is a 5-Star Premiere Destination Resort. More details will be posted on our website as they become available. Check out Seven Feathers Casino Resort at

The Casino Tour: Bringing Casino Tournaments Closer to YOU!

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

DAY Mondays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Pocatello Pocatello Emmett Pocatello Idaho Falls Pocatello

LOCATION Pocket Pocket Toadstool Pocket Pocket Oasis Bar

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

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball (Scratch bucket) Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8/9 Ball Alternating

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 Call $5 $5

ADDED 100% payout 150% payout $2/player Call $$$ Matching

TIME 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Call 7:00PM 8:00PM

DAY Wednesdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Alexander WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Hi Way Lounge Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 828-3100 (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $5

ADDED 100% Matching Matching

TIME 8:30PM 2:00PM 2:00PM











D & R Spirits

(801) 394-8400

8-Ball VNEA rules




DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY LOCATION Spokane 7th Rail Spokane Black Diamond Sumner Log Cabin Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Everett O’Finnigan’s Pub Kenmore Golden Fleece Spokane 7th Rail Spokane Black Diamond Sumner Log Cabin Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Belfair Allen’s Billiards Belfair Allen’s Billiards Burien BZ’s Sport Bar Everett O’Finnigan’s Pub Everett P C’s Pub Kenmore Golden Fleece Lynnwood Inn Sports Bar & Grill Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Tacoma Latitude 84 Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Everett P C’s Pub Olympia Frankies Spokane 7th Rail Tacoma Latitude 84 Kenmore Golden Fleece Lakewood Schooners Ocean Park Doc’s Tavern Spokane 7th Rail Tacoma Latitude 84 Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Vancouver Legends Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill Kenmore Golden Fleece Lakewood Schooners Sumner Log Cabin Tacoma Latitude 84 Vancouver Legends Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill Olympia Frankies Tacoma Latitude 84 Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY Texas Holdem Poker $5 211 $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 8-Ball $10 Texas Holdem Poker $10 211 $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 211 $10 8-Ball (1st & 3rd Thurs) $7+$3 g.f. 9-Ball (2nd & 4th Thurs) $7+$3 g.f. 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 8-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Vegas 8 Ball $5 211 $10 8-Ball - BCA Rules $5 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 $10 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 9-Ball $10 8-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball $5 Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 211 $10 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

ADDED TIME Call Call Combined 6:30PM $$$ 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 8:00PM based on field 7:30PM Call Call Combined 6:30PM $$$ 8:00PM Combined 6:15PM $$$ 7:00PM $$$ 7:00PM Matches to $100 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Combined 7:15PM 100% 7:00PM Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Call 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM based on field 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM based on field 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM Matching 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

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

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



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Shooters Jointed Cue Family Billiards Broken Rack Jointed Cue Hard Times CA Billiard Club Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards DVPL CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sat) Shooters Hard Times CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sun)

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

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

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

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Emeryville Sacramento Wednesdays Bellflower

Mountain View

Thursdays Fridays Saturdays

Riverside Bellflower

San Francisco


Riverside Bellflower


Mountain View Mountain View

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LOCATION Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 K C Midway Classics Billiards Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Underground Sports Bar Greek Village Ma’s Tavern Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Ma’s Tavern Ballad Town Billiards Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 Rodders Rodders Jake’s Bar & Grill Ma’s Tavern (1st Sun) Underground Sports Bar Ballad Town Billiards Classics Billiards NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 656-9501 (253) 226-3594 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 848-8888 (503) 643-2119 (541) 928-4055 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (541) 928-4055 (253) 226-3594 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 362-3600 (541) 928-4055 (503) 848-8888 (503) 357-1111 (253) 226-3594 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball - B & below 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables 211 Players Choice 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 9-Ball BCA Rules-No Masters Pool Tournament 9-Ball Race to 3 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball 8 Ball-Open 8-Ball Race to 2 211 (3rd Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 9-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 8-Ball Sc Dbls (co-ed) 8-Ball BCA Rules-No Masters 9-Ball BCA 3/2 DE 211 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

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

ADDED $3 $3/player $3/player 100% payout $$$ w/9+ $3

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50% $30 $$$ w/9+ $3 Call $$$ $30 100% payout $5/player Matching Matching Call $$$ $$$

House Matches

$3 100% payout $100 Call

TIME 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM Call 7:30PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM


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DATE Feb 3-5 Feb 4 Feb 4-5 Feb 4-5 Feb 5 Feb 5 Feb 11-12 Feb 11 Feb 11-12 Feb 12 Feb 13-19 Feb 13-19 Feb 13-19 Feb 17-19 Feb 17-19 Feb 18 Feb 18 Feb 18-19 Feb 25-26 Feb 25-26 Feb 25-26 Feb 25-26 Mar 2-4 Mar 3-4 Mar 4 Mar 4 Mar 10 Mar 10 Mar 12-18 Mar 16-18 Mar 16-18 Mar 16-18 Mar 22-25 Mar 24-25 Mar 24-25 Mar 30-Apr 1 Mar 30-Apr 1 Mar 30-Apr 1 Mar 30-Apr 1 Mar 31-Apr 1 Mar 31-Apr 1 Mar 31-Apr 1 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 8 Apr 14 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 19 Apr 20-22 Apr 21-22 Apr 27 Apr 28-29 May 9-20 May 10-13 May 14-19

CITY Nashua, MT Odgen, UT Tacoma, WA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Albany, OR Mtn View, CA Emmett, ID Spokane, WA Salem, OR Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Pocatello, ID Kalispell, MT Bozeman, MT Spokane, WA Oak Harbor, WA Mtn View, CA Bozeman, MT Spokane, WA Tacoma, WA Manhattan, MT Kenmore, WA Portland, OR Albany, OR Salem, OR Odgen, UT Lincoln City, OR Pocatello, ID Bozeman, MT Libby, MT Las Vegas, NV Bozeman, MT Oak Harbor, WA Miles City, MT Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Las Vegas, NV Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Pocatello, ID Portland, OR Albany, OR Salem, OR Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Billings, MT Billings, MT Mtn View, CA Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV

LOCATION Wagon Wheel (see Dec) D & R Sprits (p23) Malarkey’s (p9) CSI (p35) Sam’s Billiards (p30) Ma’s Tavern (p29) CA Billiard Club (p13) Toadstool (p6) Black Diamond (p7) The Cue Ball (p24) CSI (p35) CSI (p35) CSI (p35) Pocket (p23) Cattlemen’s (p15) Eagles #326 (p30) NAPA - Black Diamond (p25) American Legion (p17) CA Billiard Club (p13) Eagles #326 (p30) Black Diamond (p7) Malarkey’s (p9) Broken Arrow (p30) NWPA (p26) Sam’s Billiards (p30) Ma’s Tavern (p29) The Cue Ball (p24) D & R Sprits (p23) Western BCA (see adJan) Pocket (p23) Molly Brown (p24) Mint Bar - VFW (p25) Rum Runner (p16) Cats Paw (p17) American Legion (p17) Yellowstone Tavern (p27) Platte Valley (p16) Platte Valley (p16) Platte Valley (p16) Rum Runner (p16) Black Diamond (p7) Black Diamond (p7) The Pocket (p23) Sam’s Billiards (p30) Ma’s Tavern (p29) The Cue Ball (p24) Pool Sharks (p24) Pool Sharks (p24) MCMOA (p14) MCMOA (p14) CA Billiard Club (p13) Pocket (p23) Pocket (p23) BCAPL (p35) CSI (p35) CSI (p35) presents

PHONE (406) 746-3239 (801) 710-4000 (253) 383-3301 (702) 719-7665 (503) 282-8266 (541) 928-4055 (650) 965-3100 (208) 398-7321 (509) 891-8357 (503) 362-9740 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (208) 233-1841 (406) 471-4294 (406) 587-9996 (509) 481-5744 (360) 929-6076 (650) 965-3100 (406) 587-9996 (509) 891-8357 (253) 383-3301 (406) 586-9526 (206) 920-1936 (503) 282-8266 (541) 928-4055 (503) 362-9740 (801) 394-8400 (208) 233-1841 (406) 586-9526 (406) 291-9015 (702) 736-6366 (406) 586-9526 (360) 929-6076 (406) 853-5013 (307) 329-8924 (307) 329-8924 (307) 329-8924 (602) 312-8155 (509) 891-8357 (509) 891-8357 (208) 233-1841 (503) 282-8266 (541) 928-4055 (503) 362-9740 (702) 222-1011 (702) 222-1011 (406) 208-3506 (406) 208-3506 (650) 965-3100 (208) 233-1841 (208) 233-1841 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME LINK 8-Ball Open $30+quarters $1,000 w/24 7:00PM MAP Ladies 8-Ball-Race to 4 $25 Up to $300 9:00AM MAP 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles $60+$20 g.f. $2,000 w/64 teams 9:00AM MAP 9-Ball Jay Swanson Mem. $80 $3,000 Guar Call MAP Straight Pool $15 11:00AM MAP Scotch Doubles Co-ed $5/person Call 2:00PM MAP Worldppa Reno Qualifier $25 $800+ w/128 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles $50/couple Call Noon MAP 9-Ball Mixed Scotch Dbls $15+$5 g.f. $10/team 10:00AM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 10-Ball Bar Table Open/Wmn Call $6,000/$1,000 Call 9-Ball Bar Table Open/Wmn Call $6,000/$1,000 Call MAP 8-Ball Bar Table Open/Wmn Call $6,000/$1,000 Call 8 & 9 Ball Call Call Call MAP MT Pool Players Mem. M/W $40 (incl g.f.) Call 7:00PM MAP Sweetheart Doubles $20/team $200 10:00AM MAP Laggers Choice (NAPA) $10+$5 g.f. Call 11:00AM MAP 8-Ball Open Team (4 players) $150/team $500 + 10:00AM MAP 9-Ball Chet Itow Memorial $50 $3,000 10:30AM MAP Women’s State Doubles $20/team $600 w/full field 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Lincoln City Warm-up $40 (incl g.f.) $800 w/64 9:00AM MAP 9-Ball Open - Race to 7 $45+$20 g.f. $2,500 w/128 8:00AM MAP VNEA Valley League Playoff Call Vegas trip + $ Call MAP 9-Ball WPBA Qualifier Call $500 min guar Call MAP Straight Pool $15 11:00AM MAP Scotch Doubles Co-ed $5/person Call 2:00PM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Open Race to 5 - DE $50 $300 w/32 10:00AM MAP 8-Ball Regionals (17 Divisions) Varies $30,000 Online MAP Scotch Mixed Doubles Call Call Call MAP VNEA City Championship Call Vegas trip + $ Call MAP 8-Ball Tom Scott Mem Men/Wmn $35 $800 w/40 9:00PM MAP 9-Ball Andy Mercer Mem-Limit 64 $200 (incl g.f.) $3,700 Guar 7:30PM MAP VNEA Women’s Championship Call Vegas trip + $ Call MAP Partners 8-Ball - Limit 32 teams $80/team $500 w/32 teams 10:00AM MAP 9-Ball/8-Ball Singles/Doubles Varies $1,000 6:00PM MAP 8-Ball Master Division $160 $6,000 8:00AM 8-Ball Classic Division $100 $1,500 8:00PM MAP 8-Ball Sportsman Division $60 $200 6:00PM 9-Ball Shade Tree Charity-Wmn $55 (incl fees) Call Noon MAP 9-Ball Open Race 7/5 $50 (incl g.f.) $1,000 w/64 9:00AM MAP 9-Ball Women Race 5/4 $25 (incl g.f.) $200 w/32 9:00AM 8-Ball Scotch Doubles-Hdcp $25+$15 g.f. Call 11:00AM MAP Straight Pool $15 11:00AM MAP Scotch Doubles Co-ed $5/person Call 2:00PM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 10-Ball U S Open Qualifier $50 $500 10:00AM MAP One Pocket U S Open Qual. $50 $250 10:00AM State 8-Ball 4-person Team $200/team Call 6:00PM MAP State 8-Ball Singles M/W Qual. at bars Call 7:00PM One Pocket - Race to 3 - DE $40 $400 Guar 1:00PM MAP 9 Ball $30 Call Call MAP 8-Ball Open (Remember Salmon) $50 $1,000 1st guar Call BCAPL Nationals Varies $800,000 payout Call U S Open One Pocket Call $10,000 Guar Call MAP U S Open 10-Ball Call $25,000 Guar Call

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