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BIGFOOT 10 BALL INVITATIONAL January 22 - 25, 2016 - Elizabeth, Indiana THE FINALS by: Philip Capelle on Facebook MATCH 15: Jayson Shaw 11 - Shane Van Boening 5 The first order of business is to congratulate Jayson Shaw on winning the 2016 DCC Bigfoot 10 Ball Invitational. Now, how did he do it? How did he manage to beat Shane Van Boening, the man who had beaten 11 champions in a row to arrive at the precipice of his third straight in this event? Well, he kicked in a ball to win the first game. Van Boening won a safety battle to take game 2. Shaw then ran 10 and out after Van Boening broke dry. Van Boening executed a precise cluster break to win the next game. But he fouled and Shaw ran out to capture game five. Shaw came up empty on the break and, after a safety battle, Van Boening ran out. So, after six games, the score was tied at 3-3. At this point it looked like these two would remain in lockstep until the end. But then Shaw’s offense exploded. After Van Boening broke dry, Shaw banked the 3-ball into the 10-ball to take a 4-3 lead. Then he broke and ran out two games in a row, made a jump shot on the 2-ball and ran out the next game, then broke and ran out again to zoom into a 9-3 lead. Van Boening won after Shaw missed a routine shot on the 6-ball, and he won the next with a long rail bank after Shaw missed shape on the 10-ball and had to play safe. Shaw rebounded after Van Boening missed the 8-ball, and then ran 8 and out when Van Boening missed again in the following rack. Shaw had reached the hill and he broke and ran out to claim the victory. Shaw’s TPA was .893 while Van Boening’s was .776. 1st $16,000 Jayson Shaw 2nd $8,000 Shane Van Boening 3/4 $4,000 Dennis Orcollo and Efren Reyes

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2016 Derby City Classic BANK POOL by: Philip Capelle on Facebook Congratulations to John Brumback on his third win in the DCC Classic Bank Pool Division. Jayson Shaw, who won the Bigfoot 10-Ball challenge on Monday, was his opponent in the finals. Shaw won the first game, 5-4, but Brumback cruised to a quick 5-1 win in game 2. In the third game of this race to three the two players traded safeties, misses, and scratches in a marathon that Shaw eventually took, 5-4. But Brumback, considered by many to be the world’s best bank pool player, dominated the next rack, 5-2, to send the match into double hill. He pocketed a ball on the break and pocketed three banks. Shaw missed and Brumback made another bank, then Shaw missed again and Brumback pocketed an easy cross corner bank for the title. While Shaw did not win, he did stake his claim as the early favorite in the race to win the Master of the Table. 1st $10,000 John Brumback 2nd $4,800 Jayson Shaw 3rd $2,500 Alex Olinger 4th $1,900 Dennis Orcollo, Billy Thorpe, Earl Strickland 7th $1,400 Francisco Bustamante, Jeremy Jones, Corey Deuel 10th $1,000 Jesse Bowman, Shane Van Boening 12th $700 Vincent Vaughn, Efren Reyes, Alex Pagulayan Josh O’Neal, John Morra, Warren Kiamco, Louis DeMarco, Darren Appleton 20th $450 Michael Wong, Danny Smith, Shannon Murphy, Justin Hall, Mike Davis, Shannon Daulton, Carlo Biado, Omar Al Shaheen Continued p8

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Alex Pagulayan is the DCC 1-Pocket traded the first two games. The third Division Champion for the second year game saw an hour long match with back in a row. and forth advantages for both players Pagulayan became the third player to but Pagulayan emerged victorious , win multiple DCC 1-Pocket titles when score 2-1. The fourth and final game the he defeated Niels Feijen in the finals, two traded shots with Niels missing a 3-1. He and Shane Van Boening (2010-11) combo shot and Alex securing the win! have both won back-to-back titles. Congratulations! In the finals Alex faced Niels Feijen. They 397 entries 1st $12,000 Alex Pagulayan 2nd $6,000 Niels Feijen 3rd $4,000 Shannon Murphy 4/5 $2,700 Jayson Shaw, Corey Deuel 6-8 $1,725 Mike Davis, Dennis Orcollo, Efren Reyes 9-12 $1,150 James Baraks, Justin Bergman, Carlo Biado, Shane Van Boening 13-19 $750 Taylor Anderson, Darren Appleton, Bobby McGrath, Francisco Bustamante, Yu Hsuan Cheng, Evan Lunda, Jose Parica

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2016 DERBY CITY CLASSIC 9-BALL FINALS by: Philip Capelle on Facebook Shane Van Boening 9 – Alex Pagulayan 4 Shane Van Boening won the first game, then broke in the 9-ball, sending a message that perhaps this was his night. He pocketed a bank/combo on a hanging 9-ball after Pagulayan had missed a billiard in game 4. Then in game 5 he made a jump shot on the 4-ball, a crossover bank on the 5, and proceeded to run out. In game 6 Van Boening broke and ran


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out, won game 7, then rolled in a long shot off of the end rail on the 2-ball and broke and ran game 8 to lead the match 8 games to zip. Van Boening had a chance to make a kick combo on the 1-9, but missed. Pagulayan put together an outstanding run, broke and then pocketed a 3-9 kick combo, and broke and ran two more to trail, 8-4. It looked like his streak would continue, but he missed an easy shot on the2-balll and Van Boening closed out the game and the match. Congratulations to Shane Van Boening!!

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NITE HAWK 9-BALL TOURNAMENT ZAC MASIBA, PAUL MARQUEZ, MICHAEL JENSEN The players arrived Friday night(January 15) and took out their cues and prepared to do battle on the tables and what good battles were played. The competition had begun. On Friday night there were several hill-hill matches. The majority of the matches went 7-5. With the winner break format, one mistake proved to be very costly. On Saturday there were six hill-hill matches. It was fun to watch. There was a good showing from the Longview area with the likes of Ivan Doty, Herschel Blaylock, Mike Jensen, Ben Renteria, Shane Duncklee and Jake Holper. Bryan Skinner had a great match against Pete Gates that went hill-hill with Pete being the victor. Paul Marquez defeated Zac Masiba 7-1 to put him in position to play for the point. Michael Jensen defeated Justin Lilje 7 to 5 to put him in position to square off with Paul. Michael defeated Paul 3-7, sending him to the B side to match up with Zac Masiba. Paul defeated Zac 7-2 and prepared to square off with Michael Jensen again. Paul defeated Michael 7-3. Paul played like a champion. They squared off again to determine the winner and Michael defeated Paul 7-3. What a great tournament. The Nite Hawk instituted a dress code for playing at the Nite Hawk. We are calling it “business casual” which consists of dress slacks and a nice shirt. No

jeans, shorts, sweat suits or t-shirts. This will be the norm for any tournament at the Nite Hawk and will become mandatory. The guys all looked so nice dressed up although not everyone saw a flyer on the dress code. I would like to thank Pat Mowdy, our Referee and Becky Mowdy who helped me with the handing out of “thank you for coming travel mugs”. I would also like to thank the Nite Hawk for hosting this event and thank the staff for all their hard work. It was a great tournament!

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On January 8th & 9th, the Andy Cloth Nubbins Memorial Monthly Pool Tournament in Saratoga, WY was held at Duke’s Bar & Grill. Players from Rawlins, Saratoga, Cheyenne and Evanston battled it out for the 8-ball title. The eventual champion, Monte Thayer of Rawlins, WY, went through the field undefeated en route to a 1st place finish that included tough wins over Anthony Lucero, Ken Tysver, Mark Osborne, EJ Glode and Ole Olson. Tournament runner up honors went to the always smooth Ole Olson of Rawlins, WY who shot strong all weekend. Local player and tournament sponsor, EJ Glode had another strong presence during the weekend and fin-

ished up in the 3rd place spot. Mark Osborne of Saratoga, WY had a strong showing in his first ever Nubbins Memorial pool tourney and finished in the 4th place spot over the two-day tournament. The 5th place tie spots went to “smiling” Ken Tysver and Anthony “Money” Lucero both of Rawlins, WY. These tournaments continue each month with $1,000 added to each tournament and only a $30 entry fee which gets paid back to the players 100%. The fact that there are no green fees or quarters required and $49 per night motel rooms makes this tournament a must for all rocky mountain regional players or those just passing through the area! For more information on these tournaments call Monte Thayer at (307)710-1447. The Nubbins Memorial Pool Tournaments are sponsored by Andy Billiard Cloth, Shively Hardware, Koobey 1311, Sagebrush Amusements, Cowboy Saloon, Buckhorn Bar, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Wreck-a-Mend Collision Center and the Carbon County Visitor’s Council. Final Results/Payouts 1st Place $600 Monte Thayer 2nd Place $420 Ole Olson 3rd Place $290 EJ Glode 4th Place $180 Mark Osborne 5th/6th $70 Ken Tysver/Anthony Lucero

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Most of us don’t have the raw natural talent to become great players without working at it. If you’re good, you practice. If you want to be good, you practice. You won’t be getting better if you’re not practicing. And meanwhile, somebody else, who may beat you in the future, is putting in that practice time. If you actually want to get better, you’ll make time for practice. 15 minutes of concentrated practice will do more for your game than hours of play. “OK. I practice. I drill a few straight-ins, shoot a coupla spot shots, try a cross-side bank, and I’m ready to play,” you might say. I’d say this is all useful, but it’s not practice. It’s checking out the equipment and your stroke. Many players practice by throwing a few balls on the table and trying to run them out. Other times, they shoot low percentage shots. This is fun stuff. When you succeed, you look good and feel good. When you fail, well, it was a low percentage shot, what the hey? If you only practice what you’re already good at, you’ll look great, but your game will not improve. Practicing what’s easy is too easy. On the other hand, don’t spend your practice time on extremely difficult shots. You’re going to miss them and not know why. You won’t get better, and with all that missing, you won’t be building your confidence. Practicing failure is not a good idea. What types of things should you practice? Practice the things you do worst. This is obvious, but how many players actually do this? How else are you going to get better at them? Improving your worst things will raise your entire game. How about practicing that shot that cost you the match, that angle you always see wrong, shooting softly, shooting hard, getting position when the object ball is hanging in the

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corner pocket, drawing more accurately, remembering to plan at least three balls ahead, checking where your tip is actually hitting the cueball (vs. what you believe), experimenting with controlling sidespin, jumping, curving, rail shots, kicks, banks, etc. There is enough to keep you engaged for a lifetime. So, there’s banging balls around the table, and then there’s practice. BCA Master Instructor Jerry Briesath says “Perfect practice makes perfect.” He means you get better not just because you practice, but because you practice the right things, in an effective way. I say “Practice makes permanent. ” You have to “burn in” your improvements, or they will fade away. Often, the most effective way to practice is what’s called “progressive practice.” Billiard Digest columnist Bob Jewett promotes this method, and I’ve seen it yield wonderful results. Here’s how it works. Pick a shot or skill to work with. Let’s say it’s medium speed spot shots. The usual practice method – setting it up and having a whack at it 5 or 10 times – is not going to help much if you’re only making it 1 time out of 5. The trick to progressive practice is to start with the easiest possible version of the shot , instead of starting where you’re already having trouble. So, for our spot shot example, spot the object ball, and then move the cueball forward along the line to the object ball until it’s only a diamond or so away. Shoot the shot. If you make it, move the cueball back a diamond or a half diamond for the next try (making it progressively harder). Shoot 15 or 20 times. If you miss, move forward to the next easiest shot position. When you make it, make the next one a little tougher. This type of practice quickly shows you where your trouble begins, and keeps you working right near the edge of your current ability. Try it. Make progress.


TEACHING POOL How to Help Players with Their Game

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Michael Glass has been teaching pool for close to 10 years. He is a Recognized PBIA Billiards Instructor, taught by none other than Bob Jewett of the San Francisco Billiard Academy. Michael has been playing pool almost all of his life (except when he was in the Navy — it’s hard to install a pool table on a rocking ship!). He managed to stay away from the hustler life; he doesn’t believe in being dishonest in order to win money. He will, however, occasionally play for a beer or two at the local watering hole. Michael teaches all levels of pool players, from beginner to pro, and works on all aspects of the game, from fundamentals, to pattern play, to trick shots. He can be found playing in his home town of San Ramon, CA at Crown Billiards. Visit his website at for pool tips or to schedule a lesson!

How many of you have experienced this? You’re at the local pool room, playing a few sets of 9-ball. At the next table over, you see a young couple playing, both of whom have obviously just picked up a cue for the first time. The young man, although he has terrible form, makes a ball every once in a while, while the young lady is lucky to even hit the cue ball. Even more amusing is that he is “teaching” her how to aim at the ball she’s trying to make. And he’s doing it all wrong! After enduring the pain for a while, you decide that something really needs to be done before they end up ripping the cloth or spilling their beers on the table. Before you do, let me give you some advice. First, consider not giving them any help. There’s a good chance they are on a date, and the last thing they really need is someone intruding on their personal space. Observe them (but don’t be creepy about it!), and try to determine if they are just having a good time while having a drink, or if they are frustrated because they can’t seem to get it right. If they are laughing and having a good time, leave them alone. If they do look like they might need help, engage them in conversation first. Develop a bit of a rapport with them before launching into a pool lesson. Once you have exchanged pleasantries for a while, casually offer some help if they want it. No doubt by now they have probably observed your game, and can see that you are good. Leave it up to them to ask for help, and do not be pushy or aggressive. Assuming that they do want your help, and you’re ready to teach them, what should you tell them? Hopefully by now, you have observed a few things (stance, bridging, aim), and have some idea. If you haven’t, then have him take a few shots, or even play a game against him to observe. Sometimes, he’ll know what he’s having trouble with (“I can’t seem to shoot straight”), so you’ll know what to look for (proper alignment, pendulum swing, etc.). Sometimes they’ll have no idea, and it will be up to you to figure it out for them. I know a guy who absolutely loves to teach people how to play pool. The only problem is that he is very negative. He’ll observe you shooting a shot, then immediately tell you everything you are doing wrong. I believe this is the wrong approach. I’m not here to teach you to be an instructor, and I

don’t have any patented techniques for turning someone into a professional. However, there are right and wrong ways to teach, and I’ll share some of my own ideas with you. I don’t believe in the word “don’t.” When I am teaching one of my students, I try to focus on the positive. For example, if they are gripping the cue too tightly, instead of saying to them “don’t grip the cue so tightly,” I suggest to them that they might have better results gripping with just their index finger and thumb wrapped around the grip, with their other fingers loose. I’ll explain the reason, as well, so they understand why. If they stand up during their shot, instead of saying “don’t stand up during your shot,” I’ll let them know that staying down on the shot helps ensure that they follow through properly, increasing their chance of making the ball. I am also a strong believer in self-evaluation. After a successful shot, I’ll ask my student how the shot felt. I want them to focus on the feel of the shot, so that they remember it, and attempt to repeat it. If they make a mistake, I’ll ask them what they think went wrong. If they are on the wrong track, I’ll remind them to check their grip, or alignment, or not to forget to chalk. I also sometimes will take a video of their shot, from a position that helps emphasize the mistake(s) they are making. I’ll then show them the video, and ask them what they see. Even if I have to point out the mistake, I will be sure to show them what they are doing well, too (“See how your elbow doesn’t drop during this shot? That’s awesome!”). Pool is fun. Sometimes (especially during tournaments and league competition) we can forget that, and be especially hard on ourselves. But for most people, it’s a recreational game that’s fun to play. If your teaching only focuses on the negative, all you are going to do is drive people away from the game. Be positive. Praise your student when they do well, and encourage them when they do not. And learn to recognize when they just want to play. Buy them a round, and go back to your game. If you would like to share some of your success stories (or even the failures), or have suggestions for future articles, please feel free to drop me a line at I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at billiards. Come on by and join the discussion!

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Bob Jewett

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How consistent is your one-rail kicking with side spin? Suppose you are faced with kick shots like A1-A3 where you need to kick at a ball but obstructions keep you from using the natural angle so you are forced to go straight into the first rail. Do you have any method or system to get to the 1 ball? There are a bunch of systems that help on shots like this, but let’s work on developing your own for your own stroke and your own table. Start with shot A1. Hit the cue ball on the equator with some right side spin. For a start try lining the shot up so edge of your cue stick is right at the centerline of the cue ball. That means that the tip is 1/2 tip diameter to the right of hitting the cue ball in the exact center. Carefully come straight through at that point and see where the cue ball goes. Also be careful to shoot straight across the table and avoid the tendency to shoot along the no-English kick path. Also try reversing the shot so that you are using 3 left English the other way across the table. If the cue ball doesn’t come off the cushion at about the same angle, you have a problem seeing the center of the cue ball which needs to be fixed before you go on. Adjust the amount of side spin so that you pocket the 1 ball. Practice until you make the shot -which is pretty easy for a kick shot -- three times in a row. Next move on to shot A2. You will need to hit the cue ball with about twice as much side spin as A1. Again, practice the shot until you make it three in a row. And again, try it in the other direction (with left English) to make sure your left is the same as your right. Finally, try A3. Have you remembered to chalk and also to check your tip for proper chalking before you shoot? 2 Some people refer to these amounts of English as 1 tip, 2 tips and 3 tips. If the offsets you end up using for these three shots look like some convenient part of a tip, such as 1, 2, and 3 halftip offsets, that’s great but you will probably just have to remember how far from center you have to hit for each shot. For the shots B1-B3 to make the 2 ball you are shooting the long way on the table so the amount of side spin is roughly half of the spin on the corresponding A shots. That is, shot B1 should require half as much offset as A1 since the angle change off the far rail is half as much. These shots are quite a bit harder due to the much longer travel. Also, since the ball has a longer path to the rail, it will tend to lose more of its spin on the trip down. Next, try the shots from the B positions to the

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3 ball in the side pocket. These shots should be the same as the A shots since the cue ball needs to make the same angle off the cushion as those shots. The main difference will be the loss of spin on the cloth. See if you notice a difference from the A shots. Finally, just for fun, kick at the 2 ball from the B1 position, and see how far out on the cushion you can shoot (to your right) and still come back to make the 2 ball. With your best side spin -- and a little bit of draw to multiply the effect of the side spin -- you should be able to shoot nearly out to the X and still come back to make the 2 ball.


Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

One of the most A good instructor challenging aspects always returns calls of playing pool is or emails in a timely knowing how to fashion. choose the right They Should be kind of coach to Great Players: get you started There are many on a pathway to reputable instructors proficiency. Your that can be found goal should be online through the to find a teacher American CueSports that has a keen Association (ACS) understanding of or Professional both the mental and Billiards Instructors mechanical aspects Association (PBIA) JERALD CLEM & ANTHONY BEELER of the game. Your websites. However, Photo Courtesy of Kendra Peek & The Advocate Messenger teacher should be there are also many a talented communicator, someone who can help certified instructors that are more than willing to you enhance your own physical and mental playing teach you both the physical and mental aspects of abilities. the game without having taken the time to master The first thing to remember when looking for a the skills themselves. You will want to find an quality pool instructor is that there are no miracle instructor that has at least won a few tournaments. workers. The billiards industry is filled with You will also want to find out if your prospective instructors who advertise how their teachings will instructor has played on the national level and what improve your game by two balls overnight. That’s his or her top finishes were. This will tell you if not going to happen, believe it! they have developed the skills necessary to teach. If A proficient instructor will know how to assess your they can’t defeat players on a national level, chances skills and recognize what areas you need to improve are they won’t be able to help you to improve your upon. They should be able to help you get the most game beyond the local level. out of your game without requiring you to practice They Must Be Serious: When you’re serious about for an unreasonable amount of time. the game of pool, you want to make sure that Coaching Skills: Your instructor should be able to your instructor is just as serious about the game coach you in a way that will help you build both a as you are. Make sure that you research several solid physical and mental game. They should have instructors to ensure that the one you choose has a positive outlook and be easy to work with. An the background and skills necessary to improve instructor that is always focusing on how the pros your game. “do it” without taking into consideration your own 21st Century Instruction: In the past, students were personal limitations may cause you problems over often limited to instruction from pool teachers the long haul. Your instructor living in their geographic area. However, Virtual should be patient and have Billiard Academy has revolutionized the way that an outline of how they plan students learn how to play the game by offering to get you started in the classes over the Internet. If you live several miles direction that you want to from a certified instructor or if you want to learn go. pool from the convenience of your home, you Listening Abilities: You will need to check out We offer also want to find a coach several months of instruction for roughly the same who is willing to listen to cost most instructors charge for one day of face-towhatever you have to say. face instruction. They should be willing No matter which direction you decide to go, the to answer any questions bottom line is a highly qualified instructor will that you might have. Even teach you both basic and advanced skills that when you’re not involved are both physical and mental in nature. A good in a lesson, your instructor instructor will also guide you in the direction should be easy to reach. that you need to be taken. Don’t be stuck with a Many students tend to be negative outlook. Enroll with a quality certified impatient and want answers instructor and begin developing a more positive to their questions right away. and powerful game of pool.

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STEFANO PELINGA Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.


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One of the most traditional and popular trick shots ever is certainly the “Railroad Shot”. There are at least 4-5 different variations of it but for now I am going to introduce you to its classic version. If any of you has the complete DVD collection of Dean Martin’s Variety Show (like I do), you will see Dean attempting this shot in a 1966 episode of his extremely popular TV show. If you wish, you can also watch it on my Facebook page: Start by getting 3 standard-length house cues and lay them on the table as shown in the diagram: all three of them need to have their butts stuck inside the corner pocket. Two cues lay parallel and frozen to each other aiming at the Yellow Ball, while you will need to take the third one apart by sliding it away as much as possible, thus forming a fairly wide funnel. Because of the length of the 3 cues, this shot cannot be done on a 7-foot table and it is pretty tight on an 8-foot one. Place a couple of balls (the Green and the Red Ball in the diagram) frozen to each other, perpendicular to the long rail and in front of the top half of the side pocket, with the left edge of the Green Ball even with the long rail’s edge. Then place the third Object Ball (the Yellow Ball) by the side pocket, using the bottom half of it, and close to its edge. The Cue Ball should be placed behind the first diamond from the side pocket and at about 1/2 ball distance from the long rail. Lean your cue on the rail, between your index and middle fingers and aim the right half of the Red Ball, using 2 tips of left English on the Cue Ball. Basically the only difficulty of this shot is represented by Speed Control. Try using a 2.5-3 speed stroke but it may vary according to different tables, rails and cloth. The Green Ball will be sunk first in the side pocket followed by the Red Ball in the corner pocket. The Cue Ball will travel 3 rails and while heading for the bottom right corner pocket, climb onto the cues which will serve as a railroad. Then the CB, if struck with the right speed, will make a switch in the pocket and come down picking up speed along the two frozen cues until it will pocket the last OB in the side. Needless to say that if you shoot the CB too hard, it will “derail” while making the switch. If you hit it too softly, it will not manage to climb up the cues and will slowly reverse its path. What a great crowd-pleaser!


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Jai Li Captures 3 Title Photo by: Don Akerlow


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TALLAHASSEE, FL 64 women in a round robin, 32 women in a final double elimination bracket, 4 days of countless rounds of play and 2 finalists. But there can only be 1 champion! Jia Li does it yet AGAIN to make this her third champion title in a row!!! Congratulations!! Christy Stroud Dickerson was in a proud second place and Gail Eaton a well earned third! All of the women deserve a very well earned commendation, to have even qualified to get to this event was no easy feat! I’ve listed the results below along with their respective payout. A huge thank you to not only the owner, Michael Zingale, but his entire staff at Zingale’s Billiards in Tallahassee, FL as well for ensur-


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ing that all of our ladies were well taken care of! I can’t tell you how many of the ladies spoke very highly about their experience in this elite pool room! Another hot topic included the quality and professionalism of Gary Patrick and Kyle, with Xtreme Pool Challenge, in producing one of the best live streams I have ever come across. Not only did he have a 5-camera feature table, but he streamed four other match tables as well! Friends and family from across the nation had nothing but wonderful things to say about the stream! So thank you to these gentlemen for helping to raise pool to the standard we all hope it to be one day!

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2ND CHANCE TOURNAMENT The second chance tournament has been finished! Kia Sidbury takes first place for $225, Debbie Cervantes pockets $150 for 2nd place, Ricki Lee Casper leaves with $100 in third place, Lisa McElroy received $75 for fourth place, and Suzanne Osborne Smith earned $50 for 5/6th alongside Kim Housman. Congrats ladies and great shooting! “Day 4 was a quick one for me. I didn’t bring the same level of skill with me that I had last night. I can’t say I’m all that disappointed with my finish. 5th out of the top 64 women from across the country isn’t too shabby. I am definitely not disappointed in the outpouring of well wishes and compliments from friends near and far. Thank you everyone. You all made this a great tournament for me. Samantha Kikuchi did a great job running this tournament. Gary from did a great job with the live stream as always. And Zingales is a great venue.” — Stephanie Mitchell

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$2000 Jia Li $1125 Christy Dickerson $950 Gail Eaton $800 Taylor Hansen $650 Jeannie Marie Seaver/Stephanie Mitchell $500 Michell Monk/Rosemarie Guarnero $350 Sonja Chbeeb/Nicole Albergaria/Belinda Calhoun/Tam Trinh $200 Nicole Monaco/Cheryl Pritchard/Beth Fondell/Angela Williams $150 Helen Hayes/Kawania Watson/Loretta Lindgren/Kim Hernandez Pierce/Terry Tetrosino/Elizabeth Mitchel/Christy Norris/ Denise Buehler Reeve 25th-32nd $100 Sophia Lopez/Amanda Soucy/Ricki Lee Casper/Suzanne Os borne Smith/Lisa McElroy/Kathy Friend/Cathy Mullikin McDanniel/Kia Sidbury

“Congratulations to Rosemarie Guarnero and Michell Monk for finishing 7/8th last night at the 2016 Regional Tour Championship! Also a huge congratulation to Jeannie Marie Seaver and Stephanie Mitchell for taking 5/6th this morning!!! The match for the hot seat is currently being played right now on the feature table of our FREE live stream at!! We also have the match on the loss side for fourth place being streamed on Table 3 between Jia Li and Taylor Hansen. Don’t forget about our second chance tournament either! We currently have streaming the matches on the one loss side for 5/6th; Ricki Casper vs Suzanne Osborne Smith and Lisa McElroy vs Kim Housman!” — Samantha Kikuchi

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January 2016

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lebow Wins Jim’s Money

The 2016 edition of “Win Jim’s Money” 9 ball Tournament kicked off with the January event held at The Cue Ball in Salem OR on Saturday the 9th. APA had their Tri-Cups the same weekend, so the participant count was 31 players. A solid field showed up though. Carlos Santibanez lost to Joseph Farmer on a hill/hill game, losing when he scratched on the 5 and Farmer closed out the match. Santibanez claimed 3rd

place and $ 80 for his troubles In the final, Farmer met Sheldon Lebow who had seized on the point. Farmer needed to beat Lebow twice to claim 1st place. Sheldon was ahead in the 1st match on the hill at 4 to 3 with the break. Lebow broke dry and didn’t get back to the table. Farmer ran the string and closed out the 1st match, setting up the final match of the day.

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Lebow had been playing to well on the day to lose 2 matches in a row. Regrouping for the 2nd match against Farmer, Lebow ground out a 5 – 3 win, claiming 1st place and the $ 190 1st place prize. Farmer settled for 2nd place and $ 140. The February tournament will be held Saturday February 13th. Signups start at 9:30am and the draw happens at 10:00am. Be Here!

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Top twelve finishers were: 1. $500 Jason Williams 2. $300 Rylan Hartnett 3. $150 Kevin McLaughlin 4. $100 Feras Qaddoura 5/6 $75 Alex Aguilar/Melvin Mackay 7/8 $50 Jonathan Ludwig/Reid Stensrud 9/12 $25 Alex Mason/Gerald Bustos/ Paul C/Paul Deluna


New Years Day at The Broken Rack The Broken Rack got 2016 off to a great start with its second annual New Year’s Day Open 9Ball Tournament. While the initial tournament last year drew 25 players, this year the maximum field of 48 filled well before the registration period was scheduled to end. The format was double elimination, race to five. The entry fee was $25 and The Broken Rack added $300. Jason had had things pretty much his way all day but Rylan was determined to end that and took the first set of the finals 5-4. But Jason came roaring back to win the second set 5-1 and take first place. Thanks to all the players who came out and to our Tournament Director Linda Silva. Our next holiday tournament will be an open 8 Ball tournament on President’s Day, Monday, February

15. Look for details on our website thebrokenrack. com . January also featured the Payout Party for the fall session of our 8 Ball League. Divisions of eight and seven teams respectively played for 14 weeks and a good time was had by all. Congratulations to Slop Counts and Cue’s Your Daddy? - our first place teams, and to Mike Johnson and Ronnie Rodas the Top Shooters in their divisions. We participate in the National Pool League with a handicapped 9 Ball tournament every Tuesday night—new players always welcome. Whether it’s to play in a tournament or just to shoot a few balls, we’d love to see you at The Broken Rack. RYLAN HARTNETT


MISSION STATEMENT PACIFIC AMERICAN CUESPORTS (PACS) PACS is dedicated to promoting the sport of pool at all amateur skill levels PACS is dedicated to administering a nonprofit organization for the players, by the players, and to ensure that all players are treated equally and fairly In response to a growing number of concerns and comments from players as to the health of our sport, which we all love, we are in the process of implementing “Dual Sanctioning” of individual players. What this means is: 1. That if you are currently playing in a league, whether it be a National league or a City league, you may “Dual Sanction” with the ACS/PACS simply by providing PACS with a “Dual Sanction” application along with $30 ($10 for Nationals, $10 for the Association, and $10 for a processing fee). The Dual Sanction form is available on the PACS website at 2. Each “Dual Sanctioned” individual player would be responsible for providing the Association with a league standing sheet displaying individual player performance every week via email to prove the player has played a minimum of 8 weeks in one session in order to


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qualify for the Regional PACS tournament and be qualified to play at ACS Nationals. 3. These players will be listed separately as Pacific American CueSports “Dual Sanction” players. If two players from the same team within a league they are playing in “Dual Sanctioned” together, this would give you the two person core for putting together a team for the Regional Tournament. 4. If you do not have two players from the same team, you would be eligible to be picked up by other teams within the Pacific American CueSports league system. Our Goal is to accommodate those players who cannot play 3 or 4 nights a week, or those who have families and do not want to play that many nights a week. This way you can play one league and be qualified to attend tournaments in several organizations. This will work if we all work together and do our due diligence to make sure that we take responsibility to ensure that we follow the guidelines. For more information contact PACS Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Griffith, (360) 892-7454, or email her at She will be glad to answer any questions you may have in this regard. The individual dual sanctioning applications need to be in to Judy Griffith by April 1st, 2016. Please send them to the following: Judy Griffith, 1016 SE 132nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683.

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This past weekend, January 23rd & 24th, Kolby’s R B & B had the pleasure of hosting another $700 added Open 9 Ball Tournament! Format and tournament entries were as follows; • Open 9 Ball Singles • $700 added (raised to $1000 after reviewing the participation) • $75 entry, Masters and up, A’s, @ $50, B’s $35, C’s $20 • Race: 9 front and 7 back, (incl. $15 green fee) • BCA Rules • Alternating Breaks • Finals Sunday the 24th at 11am. • Doors open at 9am for practice and Brunch. • Field limit was 64. It was a great way to open the New Year and we saw great play from the B’s to Grand Master players! 50 players in all!

In fact we were so impressed we added another $300 for a total of $1000 added!! For 1st place the prize was $930, and for 2nd, $620, for 3rd $460, with 4th, $300 and 5th & 6th, $150! 7th & 8th, $100 and 9th-12th, $75.00 and top women, $50. Congratulations to Cindy Sliva!!

Everyone here at Kolby’s would like all of you, both players and spectators to know how grateful we are for your support and participation.

Thank you gentlemen! However, and with considerable backlash from spectators, Calcutta participants and players, next time... you take what you place. The house needs a Champion in this type of event.

Winding down, 1st - 4th play went like this...Paul Marquez took the point defeating Michael Deitchman who then was defeated by Eddie Mataya on the backside who previously defeated Russel Cleary. Great play! Really GREAT play! We really don’t know who the champion would have really been in the end because the man on point had to leave so a split was arranged between the final 3 players, Paul, Mike and Eddie. Mike and Eddie remained and played out with Eddie taking “2nd” ? and Mike taking 3rd?. $617 each and Paul took $775 Home early from the point, technically securing 2nd place and $620.

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FALL SESSION 2015-WOMEN’S LEAGUE The Diablo Valley Pool League finished their Women’s Winter BCA 8-Ball session by holding their regular final team tourney and gathering all the participating teams at Cue N Brew in Martinez, the proud sponsor of the women’s champion team, No Mercy, who dominated the two sessions played during 2015. The winter session ran from August 8, 2014 and completed on Jun 24, 2015 with 8 participating teams in a four round session with a handicap of 135%. This league raised a total of $9,432. Sponsors pay $100 per team to add to the pot. The Women’s league is known for its competitiveness around the Bay Area, which is why its members come from Oakland, Fairfield, Vallejo, Hayward, Concord, Pinole and many other surrounding cities. The challenge is worth the drive time. DVPL consistently recognizes the players who have improved from season to season, along with those who are shooting the best from session to session. All teams get paid as well. This session Stacey Wilson, a veteran of the league, brought her game up to show total improvement on her game from the beginning of league until the end, grabbing the Most Improved Award. Congratulations to her. For the Top Female shooter there is aways a tough race as we have excellent shooters always competing for that spot. This session Deanna Spomer took the top prize, ending the season with a 9.10 average and earning $100. The competition for Most Improved, Top Shooter, and Top Team is a fierce one from the first night of league play all the way down to the very last ball of the session. Let us congratulate No Mercy, out of Cue N Brew in Martinez, Ca. They held the first place Spot for a majority of the season, while former champions, The Dames, from Denna Spomer Vinnie’s Bar; kept a close eye on them the whole session, hoping to capitalize on a bad evening for them and take the lead. For No Mercy, Cony Mendoza’s game speaks for itself, defense is her forte. Josie Baraquil, another veteran of the game added her two cents helping the team secure the title. She loves those shots up the rail and can have an explosive night running all tables. Kendra Fuller participant of the Tiger West Coast 9-Ball Tour joined our league and added power to the team. Kendra came in to fill in the shoes for Kacie when she migrated to Erin’s team. Holly Robinson former BCA senior champion, joined the team to add even more power to the team. Her game and cue ball control set the pace for the group. Stephanie Guinn from Miss Velt, also alternated for No Mercy and helped the team secure top place.

The Hot Flashes from The Office team, led by Tina Mendoza had a decent session and picked up Miss Fawn Leavitt from Miss Felt’s group for a few weeks, and her game helps the team stay on the race for the top places. Stacey Wilson and Kristin Eisen do their job and keep taking no prisoners. Half way through session Charlene Hastings joins the Office team, and her game propelled the team to win second place. Charlene had a perfect night on Nov 4, by shooting a 50, the highest ever score in the women’s league. Laura Tow, captain of Your Average Killer from Rack Em Up continues to build her team with some power by adding Michelle Fraser, another Tiger West Coast participant, a quick and aggressive shooter, as well as recruiting a previous DVPL participant Lori Duchman to her team after she had been absent from the game for several years. Finally, Bonnie Koerner, the last but not least member of this team, place. The final standings at the end of the season read as follow : 1 No Mercy-Cue n Brews $1920 2 The Hot Flashes-The Office Bar $1575 3 The Average Killers-Rack em up $1315 4 The Dames-Vinnies $885 5 Something Sticky-The Office $715 6 Shannon’s team-Vinnies $625 7 4-Cues-farringtons Bar $540 Again, my friends, let us thank our sponsors because without them…we wouldn’t be. Thank you to Farrington’s Bar, Vinnie’s Bar, The Office, Diablo Lanes, Rack m Up and Cue N Brew’s.

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SUMMER SESSION 2015-WOMEN’S LEAGUE We played a double round session from 8/5 and ended up on 12/02. Cue n Brew Team No Mercy completed the 2015 with total dominance. This league raised $4,146. 1ST #01 - CUE ‘N BREW - NO MERCY $810 2ND #02 - THE OFFICE - THE HOT FLASHES $671 3RD #05 - RACK ‘EM UP - YOUR AVERAGE KILLERS $560 4TH #06 - THE OFFICE - SOMETHING STICKY $465 5TH #08 - VINNIE’S - THE DAMES $385 6TH #07 - VINNIE’S - SHANNON $325 7TH #03 - FARRINGTON’S - 4 CUES $280 8TH #04 - NO TEAM - BYE WEEK


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With players from CueTopia Billiards Lakewood WA, Couer d’Alene ID and Auburn WA compete for the Behind the Rock final tri-annual event of the year. All the players brought their handicaps and participated in the 220 Open division with each location having a player in the finals. As each location played remotely, but competed against each other overall the results were very exciting. Players paid a $35 entry and each location added $10/players while over the last 4 months $.50 per player per match was set aside and added to the purse for the total prize payout of $723.00 paying 1/3 of the field. 12 players entered this event. Player’s handicaps are calculated over their 20 matches. The handicaps calculated to 1/100th of a point and added to the scratch score the players shoot. In round players play 2 matches and the best of the two matches is calculated. From here the top 75% of the total field moves on to the Sudden Death round which is just Ren Hone one match. No pressure! Players securing a spot in the Sudden Death round, in the order of performance were, Steve Abraham shooting a solid 101 combined with his handicap for a total score of 182.10 just topping 2nd by only 0.3 of a point Pete Gonzales score 89+50.85=181.8, 3rd place position Deby Welfringer shooting a 66+97.20=163.20 just 1.8 points over Larry Francisco 68+93.56=161.5 for 4th position and just 0.3 points over John Strout 57+104.2=161.2 with Bob Johnston, Joe Johnson, Ren Hone Derek Weater, Patrick Eudy and Duane Bumgarmer to fill the round. The Sudden Death round was a fight to the end and is exhausting as it is the third back to back match of the first day. The top 1/3 of the total field will play in the finals which would qualify 4 players for the finals. Having to bring you best game in one match turns the heat up and everyone was feeling it. Abraham after shooting such a big score in the first round and shooting over his average fell short to make it through with a final score of 159.88. Pete Gonzales rolled in a

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nice 170.84 points and Larry Francisco came on strong with a 177.56. The final round was no less exciting. As all the rooms look onto the website from their location waiting for scores to post the excitement builds. The finals are the best of two matches and it went down like this. Joe Johnson shot just under his average by 0.8 of a points landing him in 4th place and taking home a paycheck of $72.00. Ren Hone just over his average by 2.95 points and over Johnson by 4.22 points put him in 3rd getting paid $108.00. Pete Gonzales shot 9.15 points over his average and a final score of 152.84 which left Larry Francisco on the top of the pile. Francisco had a great finals match shooting a personal best of 57.95 points over his average and a score of 108. Francisco smoking the rest of the field and cashing in for $362.00. Congratulations Larry and great shooting. The next 220 Tri-Annual event will be the first week of April 2016. If you want to learn more about Behind the Rock Tour visit our website behindtherocktour. com/tourinfo/ howitworks. If you want to know how to play this out of your local Pete Gonzales pool room visit our website HowToGetYourRoomPlaying or just contact us on the website. Elaine Eberly from Seattle WA takes the title in the 198 Intermediate division and 14-year-old Tyler Reygers from Cue-Topia Billiards in Lakewood WA wins the Open division. Eberly starts out the first round, which was the best of two matches. Eberly shot a personal best of 56 points which put her in the top seat coming out of the first round. Peter Bowen grabs the 2nd position, Ken Smith and Dave Parker in 3rd and 4th position. The Sudden Death round which is only one match of 11 games of 9 ball vs. the Ghost, sends the top 1/3 of the total field to the finals. This is where the heat gets turned up. Eberly topped her personal best from round 1 with another personal best of 61 points. 61 points brought her in at 22.35 points over her average to maintain 1st position over second place holder Dave Parker who shot a 34, 0.14 points under his average, but it was enough to lock down 2nd position which moved Eberly and Parker to the finals. The finals were the best of two matches. Eberly

198Tri-Annual Events continues to shoot lights out and brings in the top score of 45, 7.65 over her average, with Parker shooting 35, 0.86 points over his average for final scores of Eberly 134.95 and Parker 129.01. Great shooting to the both of you. The 198 Open division went down like

this. Dave Bersendaze shot a great score of 92 points. This put him at 6.65 below his average and it was just enough to advance him to the Sudden Death round. 3rd position went to Wayne Leslie shooting just 2.35 over his average and a final score with his handicap of 132.49. 14-year-old Tyler Reygers shot 15.5 points over his average which brought him a final

score of 144.89 and Tom Snider snagged 1st position shooting a 66, 24.95 over his average and a final score of 153.80. From here players went to the Sudden Death round. The shake out ended up like this. Dave Bersenadze shot a solid 98 points and a final score of 133.92, but was over taken by Snider from Cue-Topia Billiards who shot a 51 and a final score of 138.8 squeezing Bersenadze out of the finals by just 4.88 points. Reygers from Cue-Topia Billiards ended up on the top of the stack shooting 60 points, 18.95 over his average and a final score of 142.98 putting Snider and Reygers in the finals. The finals were exciting. Reygers finished his match first and was watching and waiting as Snider played his final match. Reygers played just over his average by 8.5 points. This gave Reygers some hope of grabbing 1st, but all he could do is sit and wait as Snider played it out. It came down to the last game and the heat was on. Snider had to break and run his last rack to grab the 1st place title. Reygers watched from the side line, calculating with every ball sank. Unfortunately, Snider came up just 2 balls shy of shagging that final rack. Game over. Snider played solid coming in at 5.95 over his average, but falling short by just 3.09 points for the title. This is Reygers 3rd win in the 198 Tri-Annual events. Locking up 2 wins in the Intermediate division before advancing to the Open division and then grabbing a win in the Open division. Great shooting Tyler and congratulations. If you want to learn more about Behind the Rock Tour go to benindtherock If you want to know how to play this out of your local pool room, contact us through our website.


Cue-Topia Billiards in Lakewood Wa held a Winner Takes All 9-ball single elimination, single buy back one day tournament Dec. 26th. In this $40 entry and a $35 buy back tournament. We landed 10 players and a starting purse of $400. The cream that rose to the top after the first three buy backs were: Eddie Mataya, Tommy Sliva, Ed Hobbs, Steve Abraham, Dustin and Larry Francisco. When it was all said and done, Francisco beats Hobbs, Sliva beats Francisco, Dustin beats Sliva putting Sliva out of the running and Abraham beats Mataya for the second time knocking Mataya out of the tournament. Francisco and Hobbs used their buy back and then there were four. With four players, Abraham and Dustin were undefeated while Hobbs and Francisco were on their last leg. Abraham beats Francisco and Dustin knocking Francisco out. Abraham beats Dustin forcing Dustin to use his buy back. This left Abraham as the only player with a buy back left and the others

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fighting for their place in the finals. Hobbs runs over Dustin which left Abraham and Hobbs in the finals. Abraham comes to the finals with his buy back left and Hobbs hanging on by his fingernails. Hobbs wins the first set forcing Abraham to buy back in and add another $35 to the purse. Abraham jumps out of the gate in the final set to get up on Hobbs 4-0. Hobbs turns around wins a game and then breaks and runs two more games making the score 4-3. Hobbs wins game 8 and from here Abraham wins one more game before Hobbs closes the final match out with a final score of 7-5. Congratulations to Ed Hobbs winning the final purse of $610. Not a bad day’s work. This was a fun format and we’ll be doing more of them. We’ll list our tournaments in On The Break News for upcoming events. You can also check our website www. and our Facebook page for all the happenings. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next event.

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February 2016


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Feb 5-6 Saratoga, WY Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p6) 307-710-1447 Saratoga Handicap $30 no g.f. $1,000 Feb 6 Vaughn, MT Silver Spur Saloon (see ad p22) 406-964-1003 8-Ball Singles Call Call Feb 7 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call Feb 13 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 Feb 13 Bozeman, MT Scoop Bar (see ad p21) 406-850-2896 Lonely Hearts 8-Ball $15 $$$ Feb 13-14 Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s (see ad p29) 253-383-3301 Mix Sc Dbls 8-Ball War of Sweethearts $100 incl fees $1,500 w/64T Feb 13-15 Electric City, WA Banks Lake Pub 509-633-2000 Wayne Boyd Memorial 8-Ball $20 $500 Feb 14 Bozeman, MT Molly Brown (see ad p7) 406-580-7274 Sweethearts Mix Dbls 8-Ball $20/team $200 Feb 15 Emeryville, CA Broken Rack (see ad p10) 510-652-9808 8-Ball Open Call Call Feb 20-21 Oak Harbor, WA American Legion (see ad Jan) 360-929-6076 8-Ball Team Open 4 players $140M/$100W $500 w/32 Feb 20-21 Lakewood, WA Cue-Topia (see ad p31) 253-512-6898 9-Ball SE w/1 buy back-Limit 32 $40+$5 g.f. Call Feb 20-21 Keizer, OR Kolby’s (see ad p25) 503-393-POOL Open 10-Ball Scotch Dbls $100/t incl g.f. $700 Feb 27 Bozeman, MT Scoop Bar (see ad p21) 406-522-9141 Battle of the Bar Games $30 $$$ Feb 27-28 Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s (see ad p29) 253-383-3301 Women’s 9-Ball $45/$55 $750 w/33+ Mar 5 Vaughn, MT Silver Spur Saloon (see ad p22) 406-964-1003 Chuck Thompson Memorial 8-Ball Call Call Mar 5 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 Mar 4 Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s (see ad p29) 253-383-3301 Mini Tournament $20 Call Mar 4-6 Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s (see ad p29) 253-383-3301 The Freeze 9-Ball $75 incl fees $1,500 w/64 Mar 6 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call Mar 12 Black Eagle, MT Little Chicago (see ad p22) 406-761-9293 3 Man Team 8-Ball Call Call Mar 12-13 Sacramento, CA Jointed Cue (see ad p17) 916-456-3243 Terry Stonier 9-Ball $75 $3,000 1st Mar 11-13 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Open (see p32) 360-703-4081 Chinook Winds Open Men’s 8-Ball $175 incl g.f. $12,000 Mosconi Cup Points for 2016 Mar 13-20 Lincoln City, OR Western BCA (see ad p8) 8-Ball Regionals-Mx Sc Dbls Varies $$$ Mar 13-20 Lincoln City, OR Western BCA (see ad p8) 8-Ball Regionals-Singles Varies $$$ Mar 13-20 Lincoln City, OR Western BCA (see ad p8) 8-Ball Regionals-Singles Varies $$$ Mar 17-20 Las Vegas, NV Rum Runner (see ad 17) 702-739-7702 Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball $200-Limit 64 $3,700 w/ff Mar 19 Lincoln, MT Wilderness Bar (see ad p22) 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Call Mar 25-26 Saratoga, WY Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p6) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Handicap $30 no g.f. $1,000 Mar 25 Libby, MT Tom Scott Mem (see ad p26) 406-291-5769LM Mini Tournament at VFW Call Call Mar 25-27 Libby, MT Tom Scott Mem (see ad p26) 406-291-5769LM 8-Ball Men’ Division-Limit 84 $35 $800 w/40 Mar 25-27 Libby, MT Tom Scott Mem (see ad p26) 406-291-5769LM 8-Ball Women’s Division-Limit 32 $35 Call Mar 26 Black Eagle, MT B.E.C.C. (see ad p22) 406-761-8435 9-Ball Call Call Apr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 10-Ball Master Div-SE Varies $1,000 Apr 2-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 Saratoga Master Div Varies $3,000 Apr 3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Master Div - SE Varies $2,000 Apr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Expert Division-Limit 64 $150 (incl g.f.) $2,000 Apr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Classic Division-Limit 64 $100 (incl g.f.) $800 Apr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Sportsmen Division $50 (incl g.f.) $400 Apr 3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 9-Ball Hard Luck Single Elim $30 $400 Apr 3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 WY State Juniors - 3 Divisions $5 $400 Apr 2 Vaughn, MT Silver Spur Saloon (see ad p22) 406-964-1003 9-Ball Call Call Apr 3 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call Apr 8-9 Saratoga, WY Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p6) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Handicap $30 no g.f. $1,000 Apr 9 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 Apr 14-15 Billings, MT MCMOA (see ad p9) 406-208-3506 Montana StateTeam 4-person $200 $$$ Apr 16-17 Billings, MT MCMOA (see ad p9) 406-208-3506 MT State Sngl 8-Ball Men’s Lvl $50 $$$ Apr 16-17 Billings, MT MCMOA (see ad p9) 406-208-3506 MT State Sngl 8-Ball Women’s Lvl $50 $$$ Apr 16 Lincoln, MT Wilderness Bar (see ad p22) 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Call Apr 22-25 Lakewood, WA Cue-Topia 253-512-6898 Earl Strickland Exhibition & Clinic Call Call May 1 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call May 14 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200



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Jake’s Bar and Grill Salem, OR

Poolroom and Restaurant with Full Bar/Kitchen 10 coin-op pool tables Oregon Lottery and Keno games Last year $125,797 net 8 year track record 8 yr old complete remodel including infrastructure


Call: Mike Vego 503.409.4888 - Murray Brown Real Estate Internet MLS #695266 and #695267


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The Break Pool Magazine February Issue 2016  

Get all the latest news with the most up to date tournament results and new listings. Read our instructional columnists and more ...

The Break Pool Magazine February Issue 2016  

Get all the latest news with the most up to date tournament results and new listings. Read our instructional columnists and more ...