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2004 BCA Hall of Fame

Jillian’s 2nd Annual Open 9 Ball Tournament

(l to r) Rich Geiler (2nd) and Dan Louie (1st) By: Tiffany Taylor, Jillian’s of Seattle

For any of you who attended our first event or read up on it in The Break article, this round there were no conflicting sporting events and no killer moths attacking the games. Jillian’s 2nd Annual Open 9 Ball Tournament was as good as it gets. The 64 player tournament opened with a waiting

list and attracted the top players in the northwest. The draw produced an amazingly tough board, leaving no one with an easy out. One bracket after another was filled with A players. Even some of the best lost in two. Racing to seven the first day and nine the next, it brought us two-fourteen hour fast paced days filled with nonstop action. (Jillian’s continued on page 23)

the Cue Ball Hosts Mcdermott Tour stop

Ewa Mataya-Laurance by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

The Billiard Congress of America has announced that Ewa Mataya Laurance and George Balabuska (see biography page 23) have been elected to the BCA Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm April 1, 2004 at the Las Vegas Hilton during the BCA Trade Expo. Ewa was elected in the “Greatest Player Category” and George in the “Meritorious Service Category”. The BCA honors inductees, “whose competitive skills an dedication have enriched the sport and industry of billiards.” “The Striking Viking”, as Ewa is known began her career in her native Sweden, where she captured the National 9-Ball Championship in 1980. In 1981, she won this title again and also won the 14.1 Championship and the European 14.1 Championship. She won the World Open 9-Ball Championship in 1983 and 1984, and she captained the winning team in the Old Milwaukee (Ewa Interview continued on page 4)

(l to r) Brett Seyler (4th), John Doherty (1st), Glenn Atwell (3rd), Justin Lilje (2nd) from: John Corrigan

The Cue Ball in Salem hosted the third Oregon stop for the McDermott Tour on February 21st. Jim Lebold, owner, provided free Lattes, Capacinos, and donuts as well as the 9’ tables with Championship 3030 tournament cloth. Jim, manager John Corrigan, and Rod Bair directed

the tournament. While it was hoped to exceed the 64-player capacity advertised, only 36 players showed up. Having only 36 players and 21 tables available to play on allowed for making some changes to the (The Cue Ball continued on page 11)


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Team Cup in 1984. In 1988, Ms. Laurance won the International 9-Ball, the World 8-Ball and the U.S. Open Women’s 9-Ball Championships. She set the Women’s High Run record for Straight Pool in 1988. She also won the 1991 WPBA National, the 1991 Women’s U.S. Open 9-Ball and the 1994 WPA World 9-Ball Championships. Ewa received the Billiard & Bowling Institute of America (BBIA) Industry Service award and currently serves as President of the WPBA.

I would like to thank Ewa for this exclusive interview. I found her to be articulate, professional, warm and personable.

D”C”A: You must be really excited about being inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame. Ewa: I am. D”C”A: Where do you live now? Ewa: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I really like the South. People are awfully laid back and friendly down here. D”C”A: How long have you been a member of the WPBA? Ewa: Since 1981 D”C”A: What are your plans as president for the WPBA? Is there anything new coming up? Any changes? Ewa: We’re really excited … we’ve been working this whole last year. This current board has been working real hard to get a long-term commitment from ESPN so we have something to really work with, with our sponsors, as far as trying to take everything to the next level, whatever that may turn out to be. Having a one year to one year contract with ESPN kind of limits you as far as the investments you want to make, don’t know what’s going to be around the bend. For us to be able to get real commitments from our sponsors we obviously need to have a long-term commitment from ESPN. We managed to get a three year commitment out of them and just signed the contract about a month and a half ago. We’re very excited about that. What that allowed us to do was not only to sign long-term commitments with our sponsors – for instance Brunswick signed on as well for three years – but it also gave our long-term planning committee a chance to really take a look at our budget and what we can do. One of the things we’re going to do – you’re going to see a little bit of a different face of the WPBA that we are very excited about. We have invested in an actual set that is going to be traveling around from event to event. Peg Ledman and her crew will be taking it from tournament to tournament. Instead of having the Casino carpeting, for instance, in the background of the overhead shots, we’re going to have our own carpeting and stuff. Just to take it to another … D”C”A: I play leagues as well and people are always commenting when it’s on, about the carpeting. Are you going to have the logo on there? Ewa: We are still working on all those details. Peg Ledman is handling that, it’s kind of a wish list that she’s trying to stretch the dollars as much as she can. The problem is for every dime we spend on production is money taken out of the prize fund essentially. Because the money we get in from sponsors is

spent on television production, event staging, prize fund for the players, programs for the regional tours that we support. So it’s all one big picture. It’s difficult to kind of delegate that money and spend it where it’s good for players. It’s good for the tour, good for our sponsors, that type of thing. D”C”A: We have the NWPA women’s tour here in the Northwest … Ewa: Right, right D”C”A: And we’re going to sponsor a WPBA event this summer. Ewa: Fantastic! I’m so excited and so proud about our relationship with all the regional tours around the country because for the WPBA with the resources we have – granted though we are a professional association – we like to reach out to amateurs and to juniors to give them an opportunity to join a professional tour. But our resources have always been limited already as we just talked about so for these regional tours to get involved with us the way it’s worked out is phenomenal. We’re helping the regional tours, the regional tours are helping the WPBA. It really turned out to be a super relationship. We have really good people throughout the whole country working for us. What’s great is that you can see these women – there’s some great players coming out of these tours, absolutely, flabbergasting how many great players there are throughout the whole country. D”C”A: You can almost go anywhere and find somebody that can beat you. Ewa: Absolutely. So this is the grass roots program that we dreamt of starting fifteen years

ago that is now really starting to kick in and come to fruition completely and it has been for a few years. I know that Vicki Pasky back when the tour first started in ’93, the Classic Tour, was her baby. She really wanted to have the grass roots program really working, the regional tours, the qualifiers, and it’s in the middle of surpassing what we had hope it to be. We’re really excited about it. D”C”A: Are you still writing a column for Pool & Billiards? Ewa: I am and I just got done with my 4th book. I did three books, “The Complete Idiots Guide”, the biggest book that I did – they decided to do a revision, so that’s coming out in the fall. D”C”A: Is that available on your website?


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hall of fame Ewa: Yes. I think it links you on to Amazon.com or to Barnes and Noble. com D”C”A: At what age did you start playing pool? Ewa: I was 14 D”C”A: Who taught you? Ewa: No one in particular really. I just became obsessed with it and it was all I wanted to do. Then just by seeing, it was kind of the “sponge effect” really. Everybody that I ran into that knew more about pool than I did, I asked questions, I watched them play. I wanted to play against them to learn. The goal when men’s and women’s tournaments were together, back then the men played a good couple of levels above what the women played. So I would watch the men and constantly learn and pick up stuff every time I went to a tournament or into a poolroom and that type of thing. And then a lot of alliances, my exhusband Jimmy Mataya, Bob Hunter, Mike Sigel, some of the people that have helped me out here and there along the way. D”C”A: When I started out myself, I did the same thing pretty much about 35 to 37 years ago was watch other people. How did they make that cue ball move? How did they get to where they got to because it didn’t look like it should have got there without the rails. Did you pattern your game after anybody? Ewa: Not really. I was always a very natural player, and a natural player needs to play a lot. To be able to keep the level up, if you have a natural stroke to stroke. Now a learned player, someone who has the perfect fundamentals like an Allison or even Mike Sigel, the way that he approaches the table, need to practice much less because it is much more mechanical and automatic. They do the same thing, very repetitive type strokes. So to keep their level of play up it doesn’t take as much as for a natural player to. D”C”A: So basically you get in and out of rhythm easier. Ewa: Exactly. D”C”A: Because I’ve noticed I’m pretty much the same type of player like that and if I don’t practice a lot, my game goes off. Ewa: I used to watch Mike Sigel and Nick Varner, they used to travel together all the time because Mike for awhile was on the Brunswick staff also, and we’ve become good friends over the years and I watched the two of them. Nick practices all the time and always has. Mike would go fishing or golfing or find somebody to talk to. But he just has more of a technical, mechanical way of approaching the table where Nick is a more natural player and therefore Nick needs to play more to keep his game up. And so when I moved to Charlotte, I started doing so many exhibitions, I’m working a lot for Brunswick, I’ve been raising my daughter all these years, I realized I wasn’t playing as much as I was and then Allison moved to Charlotte and I thought maybe that’s what I should do. I should just get a little more mechanical approach to the table, so that way I could still get away with not playing as much and at that point I changed my game, and that was the biggest mistake I think I have ever made, because then I’ve been confused ever since. D”C”A: You mentioned your daughter, what is her name? Ewa: Nikki D”C”A: Does she play? Ewa: Nikki, plays enough to where she has a good time at it. She beats most of her guy friends. She’s an aspiring professional horseback rider. She jumps horses and competes, but she’s got her mother’s genes as far as competitiveness

goes. Her trade of choice is horses as opposed to pool. D”C”A: You were mentioning that you were doing your exhibitions for Brunswick, you’d come out to Portland, at the Pavilion there, sponsored by Apollo Pools. Terry’s a good guy. Ewa: Terry’s fantastic, he’s the salt of the earth, he really is. He’s become a real good friend as well as – we’re both obviously involved with Brunswick – but he’s just a really good person. D”C”A: When you practice, what was your schedule? Ewa: Well, I think when I was playing my best, mostly I just played. I would play by myself until I ran into someone who would, maybe somebody who came to the poolroom, that would be a good sparing partner. D”C”A: How do you practice? Ewa: You just rack or just throw the balls out, all fifteen or nine balls and just run them off and then when I run into a problem or something that I would have a hard time with I would shoot that same shot, over and over and over until it felt comfortable again. And then practice things like my break or jump shot and all that. Mainly it was just throwing the balls out there and playing, getting to the point where the table feels like it’s about a foot and a half by three feet in size. D”C”A: That’s nice when it feels like that. Ewa: I used to play 8-10 hours a day and now I play nowhere near that. I’m still just as competitive as I was but my game is not as solid as it used to be. It’s very much more sporadic than it used to be. That’s hard to take. D”C”A: Do you think that’s concentration? Ewa: No. I feel a big part of it is instead of playing 8-10 hours a day I’m playing 1 or 2 hours a day. I guess I don’t feel the need to prove … I used to feel like I needed to prove myself, I needed acceptance. I guess, with age and the fact that I’ve won all the major titles there are to win, I don’t have the same hunger I used to have. D”C”A: I get that feeling sometimes myself but then I re-energize myself for whatever reason - I get beat by someone that is blind or something an it just kind of shakes me up, I think. How long have you been doing play-by-play? Ewa: Oh, I’ve been doing that on and off for years, since probably the early 90’s. I used to do it way back even in the late 80’s. I would guest commentate quite a bit here and there. Matches weren’t broadcast on TV that often back then. I’ve been doing commentary on and off since then.

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Letters to the Editor: Annonymous writes: I have witnessed a problem happening with my league team that upsets me very much. We have one player, who signed up for the team, made all kinds of promises about how excited they were to play on our team and looked forward to the league play – and now DOESN’T SHOW UP on league night. There has been one excuse after another, week after week. We all have families, work, illness, etc. to contend with but still do our best to make our league night commitment. I would have to be on my deathbed not to come. I’m at a loss to how to handle this player and I wonder if this problem has happened to other teams. I feel like this player has NO commitment to the team, NO commitment to the league and NO commitment to pool. Why would a player do this? If you don’t want to play, why say you will? What gain do you get out of signing up for the team and not showing up? EGO or what? It is not fair to the other members of the team who put in their time and money each week to qualify as a team, and the players who wait on the sidelines to substitute. The team ends up not having enough players qualified to play in the playoffs. Each team is like family and you were asked to be on the team because you were wanted. When you don’t show up you are sending the message to the team, your family, that you don’t want them. Playing on a team is an honor and privilege and should not be taken lightly. I would be interested in knowing if this type of thing goes on all the time. Anyone can email me back at getthebreak@aol.com Thanks for listening.

Sharkey’s Pool & Brew Mixed Scotch Doubles February 14-15, 2004 From: NaLean Clinton, Tournament Director

SALEM, OR Thirteen teams showed up for our Valentine’s Day Mixed Scotch Doubles Tournament, what a great turnout! Not only did we have great pool but, we gave out door prizes throughout the weekend. I appreciate all the out of town players that made the trip to Salem to play in our tournament. This is the first of many planned tournaments for Sharkey’s. I would also like to thank Colleen and the staff at Sharkey’s for making this an enjoyable tournament. 1st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th

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Half-Ball Shots By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

Email Questions to: jewett@sfbilliards.com harada@sfbilliards.com mejia@sfbilliards.com

San Francisco Billiard Academy In my January column, I described the fractional ball method of aiming in which you visualize or imagine how much of the cue ball overlaps the object ball on its way to contact. The most useful part of this system is the half-ball hit, in which the center of the stick (and the center of the cue ball), are directed straight towards the edge of the object ball. You actually have a clear target to aim the stick at, which makes this shot unique. It turns out that the half-ball hit has very, very important applications in position and safety play, which I’ll discuss in a future column. For now, let’s work on getting t h e basic shot Bob Jewett down. The spot shot shown in Diagram 1 is a good example to start with. The object ball is on the foot spot, and the cue ball is in hand behind the line. If you place the cue ball so that your stick passes over the short-rail edge of the corner pocket, the shot is a half-ball hit. (On small tables, the correct placement of the cue ball is closer to the side cushion, so your stick will pass over the long-rail edge of the pocket.) If your cue ball placement is right, and your stick is pointed through the center of the cue ball directly at the edge of the object ball, and you bring your arm straight back and straight through, I guarantee you’ll make the shot. (Does not Diagram 1 apply to large cue balls, crooked tables, very sticky object balls, or in the State of Connecticut. Your mileage may vary.)

Speaking of large cue balls, if your table is cursed with one of these, the correct placement will be closer to the side cushion. How much? It depends on the cue ball — experiment with it. As mentioned before, the cut angle for an ideal half-ball hit is 30 degrees. If the normal throw for a rolling cue ball is included, it turns out to be more like 28 degrees. Here is how you can set up your own half-ball practice shot anywhere on the table. See Diagram 2. Place the cue ball on the headd spot. Take four balls in a diamond pattern (like a small nine-ball rack) and move them forward on the table until the 1-2 and 1-3 lines point slightly above the pockets as shown. If you now remove the 1 and 4 balls, and shoot the cue ball to the previous location of the 1, you will be playing a half-ball hit on both the 2 and 3 at the Diagram 2 same time. The 1-2 line is different from the path of the 2 ball because the 2 ball is thrown slightly forward by friction from the cue ball. You can use the same small diamond to set up a half-ball shot anywhere on the table. If you want to set up a shot for the 2 ball, place the diamond so the 1-2 point to the right place if throw is included, and place the cue ball in a straight line with the 1-4, then remove the 1-3-4 and shoot the 2. An even faster way to set up or check shots is to make an angle template out of stiff paper. If one side is lined up with the path to the pocket, the other will give the required incoming path for the cue ball for a half-ball hit. When you practice shooting for half-ball, be sure to play the shot from both sides. Some people see left and right cut shots differently. (The San Francisco Billiard Academy gives instruction at all levels from beginning players too training Instructors through Master level. Visit www.sfbilliards.com for more information.)

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The Fall Title Holders was a classic record breaker. The morning matches started at a normally slow to medium pace, but by 12:00pm the competition level started to increase. With the new division from Port Orchard; Captained by Robert Baker and Rich Lee, everyone was curious to see what their team would bring to the table, and soon, very soon, all watchers would see that the Bethel Tavern had come to play. They won their division match and their noon match would be played against the Reigning Summer Title Holders Eli’s Big Rack. 1st Place ELI’S BIG RACK As predicted though, (Back) James Schweiger, Marc Ouellet, Brian Mygrant, Eli’s would over come (Front) Nate Stevens-MVP, Chad Hudgel, the Bethel Bank Brian Cleveland, (Missing) Kristine Angelus, Nick Clark Record Breaking Team won Titleholders Burners in a very close Sessions Back to Back match and the new division team would gain the experience of playing and seeing a very young, but experienced Eli’s team move into the 2nd day winners bracket. But the match just made them raise their level of competition, and they would go on to play the Q’z division champions of the North Pierce Division to a sudden death match. Wow, what a start for the new Port Orchard Division Champions. (Bring it on Bank Burners – We have more of that competition at State in March)!! The North Pierce Division Champions match was also a classic match between two welldeveloped teams, even though the current champions, (Q’z N.A.D.S.) would fight to the very last ball!! The sudden death match would be won by the new division 2nd Place CITY LIGHTS BURNING FELT champions, Q’z P.I.G.. (Back) Rich Owens, Dave Hagedorn, Shannon Williams, (Front) Dawn Betschart, Tony Betschart Congratulations P.I.G.!!

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McCorry’s Valentine T ournament Tournament

Scholarship Funded by NWPA From: Mary Hopkin College-bound women who relax from studying by spending time playing pool or billiards will soon have an additional scholarship resource beginning this year. The Northwest Womens Pool Association is establishing the scholarship fund so the organization can award a $1,000 annual scholarship to help Northwest women pool players achieve their educational goals. NWPA players are currently soliciting financial pledges for each game they win during the third 2004 NWPA tour stop April 24-25 at The Cue Ball in Salem, OR. The players also accept one-time donations. Each year the players will have a similar fundraiser to keep the scholarship fund healthy to ensure long-life to the unique women’s billiard scholarship. Scholarship winners will be chosen by the NWPA board, based on their applications, grade point average and a required essay focused on women and billiards. The scholarship is available to any woman entering an accredited Northwest college or university. Mike Zimmerman and Linda Carter

Scholarship applications must be submitted to the NWPA board by May 15 of each year. The scholarship will be awarded July 1. Pledge forms, scholarship guidelines and applications are available at the NWPA web site at www.nwpatour.com.

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From: Sharon Marshall, Tournament Director

WOODINVILLE, WA The annual Valentine Tournament at McCorry’s February 14-15, 2004 was another fun event. As the Tournament Director I always look forward to this weekend and this was to be another fun weekend. The quality of playing keeps getting better each year and this was no exception. 27 couples signed up to play and 27 couples were determined to place in the money. Unfortunately only 8 couples were destined to finish in the money spots. When the dust settled on Sunday the final winners were: 1st $700 Linda Carter & Mike Zimmerman 2 nd $400 Crissy Ishida & Raul Abenojar $260 Sherry Griffin & Scooter Hendrickson 3 rd th 4 $170 Heather Dougherty & J D Dougherty 5-6 $100 Cindi Silva & Eddie Mataya Brenda Willia & Gord Gervais 7-8 $80 Shelby Eikenberry & Mark Avlon Shawne Wolf & Leroy Dorsey I would like to thank all the players for playing in the tournament; I enjoyed meeting new players and visiting with the returning players. It was a fun weekend for me and I hope the players had a good time. Thank you all! Watch for our upcoming tournaments: March 20-21: 8-Ball Men’s Round Robin- Vegas Rules - $35 + $5 green fee – added money – 16 player maximum April 17-18: 9-Ball Open – Double Elimination – 32 player maximum $20 + $5 green fee – Memorial Tournament – added money – Texas Express May 1-2: 8-Ball Ladies Round Robin – BCA Rules - $35 + $5 green fee limited to 16 maximum – added money OTB

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tournament. The players voted to extend the races to 9 in the winners bracket, 7 in the losers bracket and 11 for the final match. Even with extended races, the tournament was completed in only 14 hours of straight play. While the playfield lacked in quantity, it certainly did not lack in quality! Past McDermott Tour winners present included Stan Tourangeau, Brett Seyler, and Glenn Atwell. We also saw 25 players new to the tour, many of them local players. It was nice having a tournament that drew top players from the NW as well as bringing in some of the local talent. The low cost of the McDermott Tour card was appreciated by many of the local players not planning on competing in other events. JD Doherty worked his way through the field, the hard way, to win the $900 first place prize. JD lost his first match to Russell Cearley (7-9) before winning nine straight matches to take top honors. JD defeated John Campbell 7-1, Stan Tourangeau 7-5, Mike Stevens 7-6, Lucas Thomas 7-3, Russell Cearley 7-2, Lee Remmers 7-4, Brett Seyler 7-4 and Glenn Atwell 7-3 before facing off against Justin Lilje. JD definitely worked hard for his money, playing virtually non-stop all day long. While those on the winners side had several breaks, those in the losers bracket didn’t have much of a chance to catch their breath. I think that the winner of the toughest draw had to be John Campbell who faced Glen Atwell in his first match and then JD in his second match. Justin looked unstoppable taking the winners side. But after defeating Tony Bloom 9-6, Ron Migues 9-1, Bobby Schindler 9-3, Lee Remmers 9-1 and Glenn Atwell 9-7, he fell to JD 11-8 in the finals. The biggest surprises of the day were the quick exits from the field by Stan Tourangeau and John Campbell. John was out in two and Stan was out in three. Tournament results: 1st $900 John Doherty, Everett WA Tony Balzer, Salem OR 7-8th $60 nd 2 $600 Justin Lilje, Portland OR Russell Cearley, Eugene OR rd th $400 Glenn Atwell, Vancouver WA 3 9-12 Josh Thomashefsky, Eugene OR 4 th $200 Brett Seyler, Salem OR Paul Kirkland, Tacoma WA 5-6th $110 Ivan Doty, Kelso WA Lucas Thomas, Keizer OR Lee Remmers , Portland OR Bobby Schindler, Salem OR

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REDMOND, OR - February 14, 2004 Another great tournament with 13 teams playing on Valentine’s Day! 1st $356.50 Matt Williams / Anna Dibben Coats & Trophy 2nd $214.50 George and Jan Waters Trophy 3rd $143 Earl Hougham / Maggie Austin Trophy OTB

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Oak Harbor The American Legion team wins Oak Harbor Tournament. The point match with Oak Harbor’s American Legion and Everett’s No Safes Allowed went to the tie breaker with Steve Holloway (AL) over Scott Chandler (NSA). Everett’s Got Balls then played NSA with Bill Irons’ team avenging an earlier loss to Scott’s team. No Safes Allowed (Scott Chandler, Scooter, Don and Ed) collecting $240 for 3rd place. The finals with Got Balls and The American Legion went 2 matches with Chuck Hassler’s team finally winning his tournament on the 25th year. Bill Irons’ team (Bill Irons, Jeff Jimenez, Brad Hornshaw, Jeff May) received $540 for 2nd place. Chuck’s American Legion team (Chuck Hassler, Ben Hassler, Steve Holloway, Paul Purde) got $890 for 1st place.

Sweethearts Tournament

1st Nilene Willman and Bob Bizzell from: Ed Pape

13 teams participated in the Sweetheart Tourney. 1st place went to Bob Bizzell and Nilene Willman. Second place went to Jake and Heather Kovnesky. My apologies to Third place, Dritton Schwartzer and Trisha Galati who came all the way from Livingston and Fourth place Josh Kovnesky and Shawna McDaniel w h o s e pictures did not come 2nd Jake and Heather Kovnesky out. The rest of the placing teams were from Butte. We did have a couple from Helena who placed Fifth. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Bob Bizzell / Nilene Willman Jake and Heather Kovnesky Dritton Schwartzer / Trisha Galati Josh Kovnesky / Shawna McDaniel

Our upcoming tournament is a Blind-draw eight ball benefit tourney for Mike Franich. It will be held on 03/20/04 and be a one day tourney. Money will be added depending upon number of entries.

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When Chalk and Roll was in full swing, Sunday was my day to make the tables ready for the week. It took all day to shampoo, vacuum and iron 23 tables. It was a lot of work and the tables were brushed twice daily during the week, but they were still dirty on Sunday. I used a great many products but Quick-Clean was not on the market yet. It is the quickest, most effective table cleaner I have ever seen. I thought that the two minute demonstration I Pat Sheehan did on my first 3 or 4 trials was pretty good for the results until I talked to David Hodges. He has been working and developing his product for many years and used it in his pool hall in Richmond, Virginia. He does it in 45 seconds flat! A 66 years old fart may never get that speed, but I do know that it is a great product! It has bothered me that some people who should be in the know have said that it could be harmful, both to the cloth and the finish on the rails. At once I took a look at the contents on the back. The FDA has asked for multi syllable jargon and google speak to be printed on everything that is on the market. The contents: Water (7732-18-5) pretty dangerous stuff. Diethelene Oximide (110-91-8) a heavy loaded dose of an oxygen creating cleaner about as potent as toothpaste and a beer. It works by creating extra oxygen like peroxide does only in an alcohol carrier. Propanol (67-63-0) is used as an evaporant. It lets the cloth dry out quicker than lightning. Butoxyehtanol (111-76-2) is used to create a film with an electrical charge to help take the chalk out of the fabric. It has the lowest toxicity of all of this type of product. Polyoxyethylated Octyl Phenol (9002-93-1) is a general absorbent polymer to give the chalk the proper electrical charge to be picked up by the micro fiber wiper. The alcohol was the only thing that bothered me about the product because I do all the antiques made before 1920 with shellac french polish method, which is damaged easily by alcohol. I tried it on a fully cured high polish shellac (no harm done). I did a sample on one hour finish (no harm). Even though I did heavy puddles of the Quick-Clean, it did not phase the finish. The alcohol is the mildest form but it will move the dye in the cloth to cover missing spaces in the fabric, like the white marks where the cue ball has burned the color off the face. On those spots you may not get the 45 second record. Usually you hold the can 24” to 36” off the surface so that the foam does not form on the surface, but to get the spots off bring the can right to the surface so the oxygenated foam lifts the soil and moves the surrounding dye into the stripped areas. It will pick up the ball residue out of the area and move the dye into the scuff. The dirt removal properties of the product are phenomenal. My cat, Sport, who is now 21 years old has some problems. She uppied on a light beige throw rug in the dining room last night and had done #2 where I stepped on it and put it on the same carpet. My wife noticed it this afternoon several hours after the accident. Both yuks had dried and it seemed as though the stains were there to stay, but I got the can close and the foam lifted the material up and I scooped it off with a playing card and viola – stains gone! It took a full minute for both stains, not bad. I had a long conversation with David Hodges and he assured me that the product has been tested by both Simonis and Gorina plus many fabric mills. He uses it on the televised tournaments and even during the matches. The top pros all love it because the chalk is gone. Room owners love it because it extends the life of the cloth two or three times and instead of spending 15 minutes moving the dust around, even slow people can get the table in less than 2 minutes. The first cleaning on a dirty table will take longer because of the crud under the rail. You may have to brush that out with a whisk broom or a vacuum or a damp cloth. From there on, that crud will no longer form. The down side is that The Man of the Cloth will not be covering the tables as often. This is a product you must try! If you have any questions about this or any other articles in “The Break” – “From the Work Bench”, please give me a call at 503-313-8646. OTB

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Recently, The New Grove held its eight-week 9-ball q u a l i f y i n g championship with $500 in the pot up for grabs. Some of the who’s who of pool were there vying for their spot for the cash, like Rick Brunner, J.D., Tim Tweedell, Brad Hornshaw and Jeff Jiminez just to name a few. All of the contestants showed class and sportsmanship Kris Iverson throughout the tournament. But when the sticks were put away, and the balls were racked, the top five finishers were: 1st Kris Iverson 2 nd Zac Leech rd 3 TNT JD 4 th 5 th Jersey Gentleman The New Grove is starting a new 9-ball eight-week qualifier every Saturday night. 7:00pm sign ups and 7:30 start. Texas Express is the format. Don’t forget that March Madness is coming to The New Grove with drink and food specials all through the month, lots of door prizes and other great giveaways. For any details or info about upcoming events call 425-347-0677. OTB

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This tournament was played Saturday January 31st at Eagles Club #326 downtown Bozeman, Montana. What a great turn out we had. Twenty-six teams came to the Eagles Club to play a little pool. 1st $230 Curt Watts / Holli Sumpter, Bozeman/Belgrade In the wee hours of Sunday morning, this team came out of the losers side of the bracket to win it all. nd 2 $160 Dave Seavey / Loreen Carey, Belgrade/Manhattan 3 rd $100 Dan Reeves / Susie McRae, Bozeman 4 th $70 Leland Flint / Cindy Barbula, Three Forks/Bozeman 5-6 $30 Walt Nead / Tina Baker, Livingston Miral Gamradt / Aimee Neel, Bozeman/Belgrade To all the pool players out there, OTB thank you for supporting our tournaments.

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Cascade-Classic Unfinished Business Pool Seminar “Sensational Again” !!! “The all day session (6 hours) of team taught pool took place on November 16th. The seminar was held Classic Billiards in Portland Oregon. It was a great success it brought in a full compliment of pool students from accomplished to beginners. All participants left with greater knowledge of pool and its capacities. The second seminar group consisted of Pat Schumacher, John Moribito, Andrew Monstis, Brad Gowin and Glenn Atwell. Small groups rotated through each instructor gaining some of their insights and expertise’s of over 25 to 40 years of playing experience. This group of instructors were put together to meet this type need in our pool community. They are giving back something for the years of pool being very good to them. (A resurrection of sorts.) The all day session was able to help pool players with prescribed pool insight with 5 different areas of essential pool information and skill development. The goal of the seminar is to share skills and inside techniques on fundamentals to how to execute shots, concentrate and use methods and systems, shot making, etc This official group was promoted and sponsored by several. Cascade Pool League a BCA & VNEA League, Classic Billiard on 122nd And Powell in Portland, Dragonfly Tattoo in Vancouver Wash, Bigfoot Billiards Table recovering and table manufacturing Troutdale, The Break monthly pool news, PCC-Products Cue Clean International Distribution, and On The Wire monthly Pool news Oregon. The cost of the seminar was kept to $60 per person because of the all sponsors help. The Seminar included a lunch, seminar manual, free future pool time. This is the greatest value for this type of instruction. This seminar group keeps getting better and better providing insights for people who want to advance their pool knowledge and skills. The response was so tremendous that the staff is eager to put on another seminar soon. There is great news if you missed this one another seminar is scheduled for April 11th more information contact Cascade pool League 503 2524215

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BILLINGS, MT The 2004 Players Open 4-man team tournament kicked off with everyone gathering at Bullwacker’s in Billing’s Montana for the Calcutta and players meeting at about 7 pm Friday January 23. The field appeared to be a little stronger this year. Last years champs, 4 sticks O’ butta, featuring players like Jeff Boucher, TR Olson, Dan Hamper, and Jason Tigart, as well as not only 3 time past champions Alberta Crude, but also the Sore Losers team from Calgary. Cole Dixon and Paul Brienza put up a strong team, another formidable team was the home town boys with Jim Winters and Doug Medina, not to mention the team that always proves to Jeff Boucher be strong or at least wise enough to find there way into the money over the last 20 years or so. Of course I am referring to another long-time, hometown favorite team consisting of Gerry Kohm, Terry Bummer, Bob Deroek, and Ryan Grimm. With over three thousand dollars added and $100 a team entries at stake everyone was anxious to get started and the money talk was flying around the room. This kind of event is only possible because of our gracious sponsors for offering their time and establishments in order to make it a real top-notch event. The ownership T R Olson of Bullwacker’s not only supplied us with a place to play, but some very interesting times at their other establishment The Wild West nightclub, where a lot of the players could be found while not playing. Not only is this place one hot club, but it would offer another awesome venue for competitive pool in Montana in the future. I would especially like to notice Pete Fagenstrom and Cassidy from the staff at the Wild West for making our visit there one to remember. This place makes the coyote ugly look like a church, but what a class act. Special thanks should also be given to both VFW clubs and Charlie Browns who provided the finals and one of the best prime ribs around. The Sports Page also had awesome lunches and a real good pool atmosphere. Thanks to all sponsors, I can tell you from Dan Hamper the player’s perspective that we all enjoyed and appreciated your efforts. And as always a very special thanks goes out to Fritz, our man with the plan, thanks again. First round matches featured one tough half of the bracket as usual, in which the two Canadian teams matched up early and the winner played last years champs, all of this just to get to the A-side final. After winning a nail-biter over the always tough Dave Schwartz team, the Kohm-Bummer team earned a shot at last years champs in the A-side final and proved to be ready for the task. They started off the match with some good shooting and all the rolls and found themselves in a 7 to 5 lead in the race to 9 match. 4 stix showed their heart and won the last 4 games in a row to earn the drivers Jason Tigart seat spot. Meanwhile the two Canadian teams found themselves matched up again in the B-side final. 3 time champions Alberta Crude showed some real speed in a quick and decisive 9 to 6 victory over Pete Sky, Russ W., Josh, and Mark V. out of Calgary, after having lost to them 9 to 3 on Saturday. Now Alberta Crude had to Face Kohm-Bummer to earn a chance at redemption and a rematch of last years final. Jody T., Lorne K., Kim B., and Ben R. were looking forward to that match so much that they failed to “focus, focus” as Jody would so eloquently put it and the hometown boys surprised them with a 9 to 5 victory. The Finals pitched the hometown boys at 4 stix with the daunting task of having to defeat them twice. This was not to be in a very quick well-played match by the defending champs, earning them a decisive 9 to 3 victory and made them back-to-back champions. This is the fifth victory for the Boucher-Olson led teams, only adding to their impressive resumes over the last 5 or 6 years. OTB

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First and foremost Joe and I would like to say “Thank you” for all of the support you have given us this past year. We have had a wonderful e x p e r i e n c e throughout our 2003 tournaments and hope to continue this year just the same. We would like to give Special Thanks to Chuck Haussler, Linda Carter, Margie Avalon, Sherry Griffin, Brenda Willis, 1st Linda Carter and Raul Abenojar Gord Gervais and Sherry Ross for helping us spread the word and giving us suggestions on how to run tournaments. January’s Tournament was great. Lots of teams - 25 total. Hope to see you all back! Match Play - Raul and Linda were anxiously waiting to see whom they would meet. The semifinal match began with Jeff and Natalie vs. Scooter and Sherry. Jeff and Natalie took the match 4-0. The final match began with Raul & Linda taking the first game. Jeff and Natalie came back strong taking two straight games. Then it was back 2nd Natalie Seal and Jeff May and forth with both teams shooting exceptionally well. Raul and Linda closed the match with a table run. Ending in a score of 4-3. BAR 1st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5-6

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Gordon Wins the “B” from: Nita Saddler POST FALLS, ID On February 21st and 22nd, The Falls Club held a class “B” 8-Ball tournament. Although we didn’t sell out the field, we still had 40 competitive pool players. There were a few complaints on a couple of players that I allowed to shoot in the tournament, but in the end it turned out to be a pretty even field. Ron Renwick started out with a first round bye, along with a lot of other players, and drew J P Jones for his second round match. Ron was not off to a good start and was defeated by J P 5-3. Ron then went on with his head held high and conquered the B-side by first defeating Ken LeMarsh 5-0, T J Frank 5-3, Dennis Brown 5-2, Chuck Hood 5-2, Lyle Redthunder 5-2, Scott Nelson 5-4, and Terry Long 5-1, before going on to meet the undefeated Mike Gordon in the finals. Mike started out with a first round bye as well, then first defeated Dan Gorrman 5-0, Deacon Pike 5-0, Chuck Hood 5-2, Scott Nelson 5-0 and Terry Long 5-2 before facing our B-side winner Ron Renwick. Mike was on fire however and would not allow himself to be beat. The match ended with a victory for Mike Gordon 5-1, and a promotion to “A” class. Excellent shooting everyone! 1st $700 Mike Gordon +$135 side pot 2nd $475 Ron Renwick 3rd $350 Terry Long 4th $225 Scott Nelson +$85 side pot 5th $125 John Carr, Mike Tinney 7th $50 Mike Knight, Lyle Redthunder OTB


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Now the finals were set with Ian Costello facing Santos Sambajon. The finals was a single race to 13 and Costello jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Sambajon was having trouble getting going in the match and missed two straight-in shots on the 8-ball but finally got on even ground at 4 all. From there the match seem to swing in Sambajon’s favor and he easily defeated Costello 13-5. Next year ’s Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament is already in the planning and will be in January 2005 with an expanded field. 1st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th

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SAN DIEGO, CA The eighth annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament was held at College Billiards and Gaslamp Billiard Palace on January 31 February 1, 2004. This year saw it’s largest number of tournament entries with a field of 192 players. The field was expanded from its original 128 players when it was full a week before the tournament was scheduled to begin. Day one opened at the 32 table Gaslamp Billiard Palace where the field would be whittled down to the 48 players that would open the final day’s play at College Billiards. The tournament was structured as a race to 9 on the winner’s side and to 7 on the loser’s with all of the final 48 players finishing in the money. Santos Sambajon after being sent to the loser’s side had to fight his way back to play for the win. Jerry “Baby Huey” Matchin defeated Sambajon 9-6. From there Sambajon started his comeback through the field. He defeated Aaron Aragon 7-2, who settled for fourth place. While that was going on Ian Costello faced Marshall Jung for the hot seat. Jung the up and coming young player from Orange County fell to Costello 9-6. This set up the match on the loser’s side between Marshall Jung and Santos Sambajon. Santos Sambajon Jung jumped out to a 2-1 lead which Sambajon soon tied at 3-3. From here Jung and Sambajon jockeyed back and forth for the lead with the score at 6-4, Sambajon was looking like a clear winner 17th $150 but Jung was not done yet. When Sambajon missed the 5 ball in the next game, Jung played safe leaving a kick shot for Sambajon. He fouled which gave Jung ball in hand and he ran out the rack, score 6-5. Jung is within a game of Sambajon. Now it was Jung’s break, he scratched putting 25th $100 Sambajon in the driver’s seat with ball in hand. That was all he needed to run out and win the match 7-5.

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Cascade Pool League Bash Party Time The cascade pool league Party was as usual a good time for all. Hosted this year by Pub181 it was a good time for all that participated. Over 3

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Rich Moore & Mt Hood Distributing. “On The Wire” Perfect Attendance Awards went to Chris Nall perfect attendance 6 years, Robin Patrick-Flemming 5 years of perfect attendance, Dave Randell 4 Years of perfect thousand dollars worth of door prizes, trophies, awards, team shirts, gifts attendance. 3 Years to Alex and fun. We kicked off the raffle for a custom Pool Table By Randell of Hargand, Mario Saldivar. Men Bigfoot Billiards to be Raffled off at the Chinook Winds Regional 8 Ball MVP awards went to Andrew Tournament. Monstis, Mike Hackston, John Thanks to the participation, support and input from all our players, we Lewis, Owen Grady, Women are coming closer MVP Tami Parlette, Lynda and closer to what Fanning, Kristen Gault. Highest for us is the answer: win % Pat Schmacher 90 %, To have fun, test Highest Run out % Alan Irving ourselves in Andrew Monstis 20%, Most Table runs Andrew competition, create Monstis 14, Most 50 point sets experiences to Mike Hackston 6, Highest point remember for a Average per night Tim Merril lifetime, be part of a 46.5, Most Games won Brad community of Gowin, Tim Merrill, Andrew friends, and become Monstis 58, Highest women win a pool family. Skill Course 2 % Sharon Campbell 82 % Most Cascade Pool Points Andrew Monstis, Best League is in its 6th year in the Portland, Oregon area, operating year Captains, Loren Taylor, Jennifer round. CPL is both BCA and VNEA sanctioned. You don’t have to be a Crenshaw, great player to play in CPL. Kurt We also want to acknowledge people for Hamm, there help, Division Managers: Loren Steve Taylor, Schneringer, Alan Irving Deb Rich Moore, Moore. Kurt Favorite Hamm,. Players: Others Gary Rice, contributing: Owen Cindy Grady, Sorenson, Bonnie Skill Course Joyce Jones,Kay Gumm, Rubens, Rob Barney, Best Sport: Doug Poczynek, Darryl Farley, Cecil Jim Pelfrey, Paul Chang, John Pickett. Donny Morse, Sharon Campbell, Jacobs, Art Sasaki, Spanky Bryan Skinner, plus others who Vasconcellos. Best Sponsors: contributed to the League, Bob & Liz Rodders Pub & Grub, Pub 181 Donaugh, Pub 181, Paul Chang PCC Mike Hackston Products, Dave Randell Bigfoot Billiards, The Presenters

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McMenamin’s Cedar Hills Pub by: Pat Sheehan

In the closing days of 2003 we celebrated the 100th year of powered flight. Thank the Lord the Wright Brothers were great pilots for all of the attempts to duplicate their plane and flight have failed. We might still be on the ground if they were not only great mechanics and aeronautical designers but also great flyers. If you are a history buff like me, a trip to McMenamin’s Cedar Hills Pub is like a look backwards in time to the early days of flight development. The Pub sits on the sight of one of the most famous and busiest private airfields in the United States, SW Cedar Hills Boulevard and Jennings Avenue. B e r n a r d Airfield was built in 1930 by C h a r l i e Bernard on a part of the family farm. It was also the home of a bustling aircraft design and assembly facility and a favorite landing spot of one of my Dad’s drinking partners, “Tex” Rankin. “Tex” was one of the most famous and colorful pilots in the early day of flight, and my Dad was one of the best known bootleggers in the Northwest. “Tex” had learned to fly from one of Orville Wright’s first students just after World War I and flew in the old Barn Storming Circus’ of the twenties. Joe Sheehan learned his trade at

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the Brunswick Home office, bootlegging later from Bugs Moran. “Tex” held a lot of records for crazy stunts and was recognized as a World Champion Acrobatic Ace. One of the records he sought was the Most Time in the Air. This required some very special equipment, one of which as a lightweight propeller. George Rawlings, another drinking buddy, gave him that propeller. “Tex” fell short of the record of 23 days by 20 days but that propeller hangs in the Pub thanks to Rawlings’ son along with some great photos, for George was a photo finisher by trade. Like many of Mike McMenamin’s projects things fall together in unusual ways. I found an Anniversary 4 ½ x 9 pool table in Vancouver. Mike liked the looks of that model Brunswick table so I bought it for him to match the snooker table at the Blue Moon. Mike decided to add a Billiard Room to the Cedar Hills Pub so a small change in my plans but Mike had a dream. The room had space for two tables and he asked me to find a matching table. Since it has been over 54 years since that model table, which celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Brunswick Balke Collender Co, you have about two chances of finding one, slim and next to none. Mike told me to take an inventory of the tables he had in storage. First stop Edgefield where I found a 6 x 12 and 5 x 10 Snooker. Next stop Ringlers, Bingo!!! There in the basement hiding under extra uniforms and restaurant equipment a 4 x 8 CI Anniversary Carom Table. I think it was the Keno table from the Second Avenue Billiards, and very rare because most carom tables made in this century were 5 x 10. Now playing pool on a table with no pockets would be tough, but they now have diamond saber saw blades so we soon had six pockets. What to do about the castings to fit the rails. Pat Sheehan has never been known to throw away a pool table part and my shop shows it, so low and behold four CI pocket castings, but no side pocket castings. The CI did not have side

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pocket castings so all I had to do was find a set of CI rails. Eureka! A complete set of 4 x 8 CI Sportsman rails that we got from Fort Lewis, some Walnut veneer on the Poplar rails – viola – Anniversay rails. I love it when a great plan comes together. It is fitting that the last year the CI was made was 1947, the year of “Tex’s” last flight. Dad was in K Falls covering the tables at the Waldorp and talked to “Tex” the night before “Tex” hit the power lines at the end of Kingsley Field. “Tex” had made a lot of unscheduled landings and his motto “any landing you can walk away from is a good one” has often been quoted. This was one “Tex” didn’t walk away from. He was headed to Bernard field where McMenamin’s Pub stands. Plan to safely land on one of the bar stools at the Pub and share in the history of the early days of flight, some great beer and a chance to play on a part of the history of pool. My thanks to Tim Hills for some of this article is plagiarized from his voluminous files of history. I wish I had written down my history as well instead of counting on my failing memory. OTB


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The Main Event at pub 181

(l to r) Paul Marquez (1st) , Troy Vanwinkle (2nd), Tim Merrill (3rd), Mike Stevens (4th) By: Pool Writers Collective

No one could stop ‘Karate Kid’ Paul Marquez as he worked his way undefeated through the field at The Main Event. Paul walked away richer for his efforts at the 9-ball tournament, held Feb 7thth and 8thth at Pub 181 in Gresham, Oregon. The 4rd annual event had some new facets this year. Pub 181 owner Bob Donaugh presented the winner of a drawing among qualified players with a $500 travel certificate for air and lodging for two to a destination of choice. Kay Rubens, a loyal Pub 181 participant for many years, won the trip. “It will be Las Vegas,” she says. Co-Tournament Director Don Morse presented Andrew Monstis the Tournament Director with a $100 bonus. Andrew, with 189 points, was the top point earner for the 20-week session qualifier. Fishy… He earned it And who ever heard of a tournament where you were guaranteed to make more than your entry fee? Players paid $10 to enter and were guaranteed at least $20 back. Over 110 players competed in the open qualifier over 20 weeks for the 32spot field in the two-day finale. Because admission to the top 32 was based not only on performance but attendance, many top “A” players didn’t make the final 32, and the final field was a great mix of talent. Pub 181 added approximately $1850 to the event, for a total pot of $2190. Andrew and Don pretend the payout scheme the first year when the tournament added $900. 2nd year $1700 was added. Last year $2100 It gets bigger every year and again was a success. Many of the entrants got their first taste playing in a big tournament against top competition, and there were a few upsets. Rich ‘The Cheese Teaser’ Adams beat out Scott the Shot Simpson and Julie Burney. Both Tom‘The Spider’ Deirks and Ray ‘What Do You Say’ Galli were unexpectedly out early. Some Bright spots in tourney Tim Merrill played great. Andrew Monstis says he just might start playing more now and Troy Vanwinkle played very good only to be stopped by the Karate Kid. The most improved player over the qualifying season Sharon Meyer Taverns and bars around the country could benefit by taking a look at Pub 181’s business model. Liz and Bob’s hands-on management philosophy means you get everything you could want in a sports bar. And, they really know how to bring in and treat pool players. Every week Pub 181 puts over $400 into the pool economy for tournaments Matching pots, leagues, 1st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5/6 7/8 9-12

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Paul Marquez Troy Vanwinkle Tim Merril Mike Stevens Chris Schriber, Sean Stevenson Bill Meyer, Henry Rico Andrew Monstis, Rich Adams, Bryan Skinner, Ray Galli Justin Lilje, Patti Lilje, Joe Rubens, Julie Burney Betty Broussard, Randy Schriber, Steve Pulido, Kay Rubens, Mickey Mixon, Steve Gelow, Scottie Simpson, Terrel Broussard Don Morse, Frankie Tuckett, Starla Mixon, Dave Ford, Sharon Meyer, Rich Moore, John Antons, Tom Deirks

TOP Points: $100 Andrew Monstis

and local advertising. That’s over $25,000 a year toward pool related activities. Their pool tables don’t just take up space and make money. They maintain the equipment and have open tables no green fees during pool events and 25-cent tables all other times. Pub 181 is a clean place with good smoke eaters, the greatest bar food on the planet, and fast and friendly service. What Pub 181 does for the pool community should not go unnoticed. It is most admirable and puts them on the very crown of the list of elite and desirable places to play pool anywhere in the country. Players, look forward to Participating in future pool events that are on the horizon at Pub181! OTB


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Jump Cues No Longer Allowed at the Sands From: USPPA Management

The USPPA & The Sands Regency are pleased to announce that Jump Cues will no longer be allowed in any USPPA or Reno Open Events for the forseeable future. While Jump Cues will continue to be allowed on the premises for match play games that are private in nature, all Novelty Cues will no longer be allowed in Tournament Play. Players are encouraged to shoot jump shots with their playing cue or break cue only. The USPPA Plans to implement this system wide after the December ’04 Events. Independent Tournament Directors have had the right to do so at all times and may begin to do so at their discretion.

USPPA Customer Input Policy The Management of The United States Pool Player’s Association would like to encourage all Members as well as prospective Members to share their input regarding our Programs or Programs they would like to see. As a result, we would like to outline the following Policy regarding fielding that input: Please be advised all interested parties are encouraged to email me at tony@poolhall.com. Included in your message should be specific issues that you are willing to have discussed in a public forum. In addition, any and all concerns or suggestions should have an implementation or suggested solution included. On a personal note, I would like to advise Any and All Respondents that Anonymous Complaints should be treated as if they were Ducks Farting under Water. Anyone responding must be willing to have their emails or comments made public or should conserve their energy for practicing their pool game. Regards, Tony Annigoni - Managing Partner, USPPA Principal, Two Cushion Club Principal, Couture Events & Couture Marketing OTB

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Cascade Pool League Standings All League Men Top Ten Runout % Andrew Monstis 99 Alan Irving 20.0% Mike Hackston 90 Andrew Monstis 12.5% John Lewis 87 Bill Rosenberry 11.9% Brad Gowin 87 Mike Stevens 10.0% Loren Taylor 84 Jeff Leiss 8.5% Tim Merrill 82 Paul Norman 8.5% Owen Grady 77 Owen Grady 7.1% Glen Atwell 76 Chuck Mileur 7.1% Chad Skroch 76 Brad Gowin 7.0% Aaron Curti 75 Glen Atwell 6.5% Most Games Won John Morabito 6.5% Andrew Monstis 58 10 Zips Tim Merrill 58 Andrew Monstis 13 Brad Gowin 58 Dave Randell 9 John Lewis 57 Mike Stevens 8 Loren Taylor 57 Brad Gowin 6 Mike Hackston 55 Glen Atwell 6 Aaron Curti 53 Paul Norman 6 Owen Grady 50 John Morabito 5 Jeff Leiss 50 Bill Rosenberry 5 Mike Moore 49 Chad Skroch 49 Alan Irving 5 Glen Atwell 49 Mike Hackston 5 MVP Nightly AVG Jim Gillespy 5 Alan Irving 7 Pete Disciascio 5 Mike Hackston 6.4 Game Win % John Lewis 6.2 Pat Schumacher 90.0% Loren Taylor 6 Tim Merrill 83.0% Andrew Monstis 5.9 Loren Taylor 81.0% Scott Reyes 5.9 John Lewis 81.0% Tim Merrill 5.9 Scott Reyes 80.0% Owen Grady 5.9 Mike Hackston 79.0% Glen Atwell 5.9 James Lee 78.0% Pat Schumacher 5.7 John Jacobs 77.0% 50 Pts Sets Aaron Curti 76.0% Mike Hackston 6 Andrew Monstis 75.0% Chad Skroch 5 Chad Skroch 75.0% John Lewis 5 Mike Moore 75.0% John Jacobs 4 Glen Atwell 75.0% Scott Reyes 4 AVG Pt per game Andrew Monstis 4 Tim Merrill 9.3 Rick Kuykendall 3 John Jacobs 9.08 Justin Eskenazi 3 John Lewis 9.02 Stacy wilson 3 Loren Taylor 9.01 Tim Leslie 3 Mike Lacross 3 Aaron Curti 8.9 Mike Moore 3 James lee 8.88 Mike Kasper 3 Mike Moore 8.87 James lee 3 Scoot Reyes 8.87 Loren Taylor 3 Kieth Briggs 8.81 Tim Merrill 3 Mike Hackston 8.8 Keith Briggs 3 Interdivisional Tournament Winners: B Flight Pub 181-Alley Cats, BB Flight Peanut Farm-8 Ball Hole, A Flight Calamity Jae’s Lost Bastartos, AA Flight Hour-Glass Half Full, AAA Flight SewicklysTable 32 . One of the best finishes in league history between Pool Gods and Table 32. Tied in a dead heat in rounds and games they played a sudden death round. It came down to the last few balls before Table 32 won. Season Division Final Results: Cheetah Division League Payouts: 1st PoolGods 66 Pool Gods Cheetah $550.00 2nd Rolling Rocks 60 Hour Glass Panther $527.55 3rd Brand X 55 Table 32 Panther $514.75 4th Firewood 39 New Kids on Block Cougar $501.50 5th Gresham Inn 43 6th Crazy 8‘s 27 Los Bastarto’s Panther $495.05 6th Off The Wall 27 Where’s Randell Panther $468.70 8th Good Time, Good Fun 19 KC Sunshine boys Cougar $461.20 Cougar Division 8ball hole Panther $451.60 1st New Kids on the Block 68 2nd Ramrods 50 Jellin Panther $448.65 3rd KC & The Sunshine Boys 40 Brand X Cheetah $439.15 4th Moore Than Enough 31 Good time…Fun Cheetah $439.10 5th Alley Cats 31 Magic Carpet Ride Panther $418.10 6th One Time 32 Off the wall Cheetah $417.85 Panther Division 1st CJ #2 Where’s Randell 56 Max Bet Ocelot $412.45 2nd Table 32 Sewickly’s 55 8’s and Aces Ocelot $408.45 3rd Peanut Farm “JELLIN” 52 Lost Souls Ocelot $402.10 4th The Hour Glass 51 Sporting wood Ocelot $392.70 5th Magic Carpet Ride 34 6th PF “8” Ball Hole 31 Rollin Rock Cheetah $389.60 7th Los Bastardos 30 Fire wood Cheetah $383.85 8th Rocky Butte Jail birds 27 Alley Cats Cougar $373.80 Ocelot Division Jail Birds Panther $359.15 1st Eights & Aces #6 61 Gresham Inn Cheetah $359.00 2nd Max Bet #1 51 3rd Boss Men #2 40 Clack Attack Ocelot $349.60 4th Lost Souls #4 35 Bossmen Ocelot $342.05 5th Sportin Wood #3 34 Crazy 8’s Cheetah $339.65 6th Clack Attack #5 31 Ramrod’s Cougar $333.50 Jaguar Division 1st The Resurrection, Angels 46 One time Cougar $322.00 2nd Last Supper & Where’s Randell 35 More’s enough Cougar $273.80 3rd Disciples-7 31 4th Divine Intervention 20 OTB All League Women Top Ten Tami Parlette 55 Linda Fanning 50 Venessa Schwab 47 Kay Rubens 42 Linda Smith 41 Sharon Campbell 40 Kristen Gault 39 Robin-Patrick-Fleming 37 Cindy Sorensen 37 Bonnie Jones 36 Season Most Pts Andrew Monstis 675 Tim Merrill 652 Brad Gowin 651 John Lewis 632 Loren Taylor 631 Aaron Curti 628 Dave Randell 623 Mike Hackston 616 Tim Leslie 603 Mike Lacross 597 Season Table Runs Andrew Monstis 14 Dave Randell 10 Mike Stevens 8 Brad Gowin 7 Glen Atwell 6 Paul Norman 6 John Morabito 6 Jeff Leiss 6 Bill Rosenberry 5 Alan Irving 5 Owen Grady 5 Chuck Mileur 5 AVG Pt per game Tim Merrill 9.3 John Jacobs 9.08 John Lewis 9.02 Loren Taylor 9.01 Aaron Curti 8.9 James lee 8.88 Mike Moore 8.87 Scoot Reyes 8.87 Kieth Briggs 8.81 Mike Hackston 8.8


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Breaking News

COME IN DURING MARCH MADNESS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

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Balabushka Inducted BCA Hall of Fame from: Amy Long Director of Marketing & Business Development

George Balabushka - Cue maker George Balabushka was born in Russia on December 9, 1912. He arrived in the U.S. in 1924 and began designing and building children’s wooden toys and educational materials, which gave him an intimate knowledge of the properties of various woods. After 30 years as a woodworker and Straight Pool player, he began making pool cues. He was an innovator in cue construction, finishes and designs. Mr. Balabushka was quickly recognized as the premier cue maker of his era, inspiring other cue makers and elevating the demand for custom cues. He was the first to be inducted into the American Cuemakers Association (ACA) Hall of Fame in 1993. Because of their playability, design and rarity, Balabushka cues have become legendary and highly collectible. A Balabushka cue was featured as an object of admiration in the book and movie The Color of Money. Mr. Balabushka died in 1975 at age 62. OTB

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Under New Ownership & Management continued from the front page

The first tournament hosted in November 2002, showed us the adjustments that needed to be made. This year we brought to the table a quiet atmosphere, a private room with free practice time and newly recovered tables. We started early and were lucky enough to see an oldie, but goodie. A match, seen many times yet never gets old, Dan Louie vs. Richie Geiler. For the Point: Richie started off with a bang! 4-0 on Dan. Richie continued to stay ahead and after many safeties and quite a few runs, it came to 8-6 Richie. Then came Dan’s break. First shot he pushed out, but the shot was given back to him. Dan attempted a safe, but it was no match for Richie who ran the rack winning the set 9-6. On the b-side, it was Randy C and Stan Tourangeau sticking it for 4th. Randy could not have played better. He started off with a break and run, and that set the mood from there, all together achieving four break and runs in the match. Eventually breaking Stan, leaving him with the cue ball and a score of 9-1. For 3rd Randy C vs. Dan Louie for the second time this tournament. This grueling match sent shots back and forth eventually allowing Dan to find his rhythm an a trick up his sleeve, which may not have been the best shot of the tournament, but a definite favorite. Randy played carefully and harshly safetied Dan. The cue ball was frozen to the rail and was nearly touching another ball. His object, the four, was across the table. Dan hits the cue ball into the rail at an angle, sending it across the table. Knocking the four into the rail, it banks lengthwise to the back corner pocket, though his probable intention was to kick it to the closest corner. Either way, the phenomenal shot drew applause all around. After rattling Randy with the shot, Dan took the game and set 9-4. Final round - Fighting for first - True double elimination - Dan Louie vs. Richie Geiler Facing each other for the second time, Dan needed to win two matches back to back to take it all. Scratching together all his knowledge and concentration Dan took the first match quickly, 9-2. Down to the final match it became difficult to watch as people crowded the table to see these two smooth stroking champions make the game look so easy. Dan starts with a 9 ball snapper. Richie takes the second. At 1-1, it looked like Richie’s set, giving Dan a taste of his own medicine with two 9 ball snaps in a row leaving it 3-1. Both players took the table a few times allowing Richie a 4-2 lead. But Richie’s lead sunk fast as Dan gained the upper hand. A few key shots by Dan along with some frustrating misses by Richie affirmed Dan’s festive 9-4 win. All in all, I could not have asked for more fans, greater players or a better tournament. The only complaint, “Why wasn’t it bigger?” Well, you asked... So, this summer Jillian’s would like to experiment with a 96 player board. If it works, our 3rd annual Open 9 Ball will utilize the entire house and open the field to 128 players. We invite you to join. Here’s a special thanks to all the players, spectators, Sue Carrol, Glenn Reckard, Richie Geiler, Jim the Mayor, Tony Humphries, Jeff Morgan and Jillian’s for helping me put this highly successful tounament together. I cannot wait to see you all again. Your support is more appreciated than I could ever show. Here is to our 3rd. Until next time. 1st $800 Dan Louie 2nd $550 Richie Geiler 3rd $450 Randy Camantigue 4th $320 Stan Tourangeau 5/6 $200 Corey Kohm / Nick Kruger 7/8 $100 Mike Zimmerman / Bill O’Brien 9-12 $60 Gene Dawson, Juan Garcia, James Davee, J D Doherty 13-16 $35 Todd Speakman, Robert Colby, Frank Rocha, OTB Jeff Jimenez

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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. – February 13, 2004: McDermott Cue Manufacturing Inc. followed through on their promise and is making a donation in honor of our fallen heros. Early in 2003, McDermott Cue reintroduced the EI-6 “Freedom Cue” for $235.00. The “Freedom Cue” was labeled a reintroduction since it was originally sold in 1993 during Desert Storm. And during Desert Storm, McDermott made a similar promise. This time around, the promise was a $10 donation for every EI-6 sold. “The Freedom Cue and our donation was our way, and our customers way, of saying thank you.” says Claude Napier, President of McDermott Cue. Specifically, the donation was made to the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Located on the western edge of Milwaukee, the Zoblocki V.A. Medical Center receives 467,900 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program and serves a veteran population of 251,257 in southeastern and east central Wisconsin. “This donation comes at a good time. We’ve been searching for donators to help us fund a new device called the Anodyne and McDermott’s donation was just what we were looking for” explains Denise Jashinsky – Voluntary Service Officer of the Medical Center. The Anodyne is a patent pending, FDA approved device that helps increase circulation, range of motion, and muscle tightness while reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation. The Anodyne has successfully treated muscle tears, tendon tears, rotator cuff tears, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and much more. McDermott Cue Manufacturing Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is the leading manufacturer of high-quality two-piece billiard cues. For more information, visit www.mcdermottcue.com or call 800-666-2283.

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U S Open Broadcasts Weekly Viewing Audience Exceeds 400,000 households

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St. Louis, MO - The cable TV broadcast schedule for Billiard Club television is set for February and March, 2004, featuring the 28th Annual U S Open 9Ball Championship. Nine separate feature matches will make their broadcast debut over the next two months with up to 8 weekly reruns of each show, giving pool fans ample opportunity to watch the world’s greatest players battle it out for the sports most prestigious title. The Feb/March schedule is the conclusion of a 13-week series that began the first week of January. Each week, a new one-hour program premiers on both Empire Sports Network in Upstate, NY and Sunshine Network in Florida. Both cable sports network are also available to satellite customers nationwide on the Direct TV and Dish Network platforms. Each weekly program is also available for online viewing at www.billiardclub.net. “We’ve established a very strong weekly viewing audience,” said Rob Sykora, BCn president. “For the past six months, we’ve broadcast a consistent weekly schedule and our ratings are now indicating that over 400,000 households tune in to watch BCtv every week. We owe a great deal of thanks to our loyal viewers and our supporting sponsors.” For more information about BCtv, please visit www.billiardclub.net or call 314-631-6500.

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BCn Adds Video-On-Demand ST. LOUIS – Feb. 16, 2004 – Billiard Club network (BCn), the producer of pool’s only weekly TV show, Billiard Club television, today announced it has partnered with Akimbo to make its library of exclusive pool and billiard tournament matches available for viewing on the new video-on-demand service. Akimbo, a new company launched earlier today at DEMO 2004, a conference for Network World Events & Executive Forums, brings a broadband-delivered programming to televisions, giving consumers new channels for high-quality video on-demand. Akimbo Service customers will have the unique opportunity to watch the world’s greatest pool players compete for the sport’s most prestigious titles in the comfort of the living room Billiard Club television features tournament matches from the sport’s biggest events, including the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, the Derby City Classic, the Mosconi Cup and other world-class tournaments. Now, consumers can watch BCtv at their local poolroom or from their living rooms, via the innovative Akimbo Service.

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SEND ENTRIES TO: SHOTZE’S - 9602 EVERGREEN WAY - EVERETT, WA 98204 “The Akimbo Service will give consumers access to the best professional tournaments, either in their homes or at the locations where they are play,” said Rob Sykora, President of Billiard Club network. “We’ve been searching for a more effective and targeted method for the distribution to our programming to the club environment and the home market. Akimbo addresses many of the obstacles we face and we’re looking forward to its launch later this year.” Availability and Pricing The Akimbo Player is expected to start at $199. The monthly subscription to the Akimbo Service will be $9.99. The Akimbo Service and the Akimbo Player will soon be available for order from Akimbo’s Web site at www.akimbo.com. The Akimbo Player is expected to be in retail stores nationwide in late 2004. About Akimbo Akimbo delivers broadcast-quality video and music programs to any television via a broadband-Internet connection. The Akimbo Service with the Akimbo Player let consumers choose from thousands of hours of programs specifically suited to their tastes, so they can watch them whenever they choose. The Akimbo Player stores 200 hours of video locally that is ready for playback. Akimbo has partnerships with leading providers of specialty video to deliver more than 50 categories of unique entertainment, including themes like health and fitness, sports, education, youth, foreign language, cooking and medicine. With offices in Los Angeles and San Mateo, Calif., Akimbo is a privately held company funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sprout Group and Zone Ventures. The company is founded and managed by executives from ReplayTV, Macromedia, CNET, mySimon, Microsoft and Apple. About Billiard Club network BCn produces and distributes tournament match billiards through cable TV networks, satellite pay-per-view services, international broadcast networks, via video tape and DVD, and online. BCn offers membership services to its viewing customers as well as a network of commercial establishments nationwide. For more information about BCn contact Rob Sykora at 314-631-6500 or visit www.billiardclub.net.

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Jamboree One Pocket and 9 Ball Tournaments Story and photos from: Tournament Director Tom Suarez

Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento California Jan 3rd and 4th 2004. Jason Williams (One Pocket Event) and Billy Palmer (9 Ball Event) take 1st place in the 2004 kick off Monthly One Pocket and 9 Ball tournaments The 1st of the month Saturday One pocket event was the largest it’s been for almost a year. The format is true double elimination, race to 2 on winner and one-loss brackets. The finals are also ‘true’ double elimination. The 1st of the month Sunday 9 Ball tournament just fell 10 shy of the record 64 players.

The One Pocket Tournament: Thirty-two players paid the $20 entry fee (and $300.00 added) to match up against the area’s best One Hole players. James Williams, Robert Aldana, Tony Chohan, Joey Gebron, Amar Kang, Bart Mahoney, Craig Oden, Mark Haddad, Chris McDonald and James Williams filled out the best field this monthly One Pocket tournament has seen in a long time. Jason Williams made the weekend trip from Concord CA to test his pool skill and found this pool hall

through the Billy Palmer. This opener set the they had just tone for the match. Billy was in winners side with seen was really easy wins over command, made some great runhappening. Amar Kang (6-1), outs and went up 3-1 in the first four Tony Chohan Chong Vang (6-4), games. Jason looked somewhat squeaked out Roger Estelle (6-2) discouraged, from what may have the win over and Bart Mahoney been the culmination of a very long Mark and was (6-4) before weekend. Both players had some determined to meeting Billy great run outs. Jason made just a show Jason Palmer for the “Hot few mistakes but got lucky on the Williams who Seat” and losing a leaves. The misses for both players was the better hill match that sent didn’t leave open shots and caused player. Tony Jason to the One long safety battles for the remaining quickly won the games. Jason couldn’t recover Loss side. first two games from the misses and never got Billy Palmer had in the race to 2 of the more difficult closer than 4-2. The final was all the first set of the bracket on the Billy Palmer 6-4. finals. This winner’s side. Billy 54 players, $20 entry fee (and $360 match only took had some great added) for a total cash prize of about 20 matches playing $1,440.00 minutes and the $400 Billy Palmer ery strong local 1st scores were 8-0 nd $250 Jason Williams 2 players like Brian and 8-1. The rd Jason Williams $160 Joey Gebron 3 Law (6-5), Art second match th $120 Amar Kang Valenza (6-0), Robert Aldana (6-2), 4 took just a little longer. Tony Chohan 5/6 $80 Bart Mahoney, Joey Gebron (6-4) and Chris won the first game off Jason’s Chris McDonald McDonald (6-3) before meeting break, with an 8-1 win. Jason took $55 Roger Estelle, Jason Williams for the “Hot Seat” 7/8 the second game 8-6 after a crucial James Williams match. miss by Mr. Chohan in an attempt 9-12 $35 Ralph Juarez, Many of the previous day’s One to close the match out, with a very Craig Oden, Pocket “players” showed up for this difficult back cut for the 7th ball. In D.J., Tom Davis monthly event. Amar Kang, Joey the final game for the tournament, 13-16 $25 Ralph Daloian, Gebron, Jason Williams, Bart Tony broke and left Jason tough. Robert Aldana, Mahoney, Craig Oden, Chris The balls were spread between the Gerardo Jamito, McDonald, Ralph Daloian, James back of the back and Tony’s pocket. Chong Vang. Williams and Robert Aldana were Jason played a OTB past winners of this event and still sweet double carom capable of a first place finish. of the cue ball off two The Finals of the 9 Ball tournament balls to leave the cue started with a “9 on the Snap” by ball in the jaws of his pocket. Tony’s attempt to reposition the cue ball failed by just a smidgeon and this was just enough room for Jason to work his magic. The next 7 shots were relatively easy compared to the last one for the tournament. The one ball was at least 2 and half diamonds away from Jason’s pocket and on Tony’s side of the table and the cue ball in the middle of the table. Jason studied the shot for almost 2 minutes (that’s a long time for Jason) and fired the cue ball. The One ball drifted the pocket at exactly pocket speed, dropping into the pocket with its last bit of roll. 32 players at $20 each +$300 added 2 Snooker ball sets $300 Jason Williams 1st Snooker Bridge and Table Light 2 nd $200 Tony Chohan 3 rd $150 Mark Haddad th 4 $100 Joey Gebron 5/6 $80 Craig Oden, Contact Clay at McQ’s (509) 891-8357 Chris McDonald 7/8 $40 Amar Kang, James Williams

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D”C”A: I met you and Mitch when I was out there at Lincoln City. What did you think of the Northwest and the Pacific Ocean? Ewa: We love it! We went fishing while we were there actually with Terry. We caught a 38 and 40 pounder Salmon, and we had the time of our life. We actually were talking about making a golf trip out there when the weather was a little warmer. And we were talking to Terry about how great it would be to have a place out there somewhere in the mountains. We really like the outdoors both Mitch and I. We both love to play golf and it doesn’t get any prettier than the Northwest. It is the most breathtaking place. I’ve never been up to Washington. I hear about all the nature and the woods, everything up in that area. I’ve never been to Montana. We’ve been talking about when we

years ago and 5 years from now, there’s a good chance poker may or may not be the rage. I think that the WPBA has managed to keep consistently on television – Yes, we’re short on a lot of things. We need regular time slots. We need ESPN to help promote us instead of putting it on when it’s convenient. I don’t mind the reruns being on whenever, but the original program, the first time it’s shown, we need to be able to build a fan base and give our fans a chance to follow and to build on that. So there’s a lot of things missing but I think the fact that we’re staying out there, we’re showing a really professional face. What a great family sport it is. What a great intelligent sport it is. It’s a sexy sport. It’s all the way around, it doesn’t matter what walk of life you’re in it’s just a great game for everybody. I

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go out to tournaments and stuff – we actually stay and see something. D”C”A: What kind of cue do you use? Ewa: Bob Hunter’s Cue – Hunter Cue. Bob’s originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and Bob’s a World Champion Straight Pool player. He kind of went the same way Sigel did, he makes cues, he lives in Nevada. I think Carson City. D”C”A: Do you have a favorite place to play, Myrtle Beach or do you go somewhere else? Ewa: Actually there’s no real poolroom here that I go to. I play at home. I have a Brunswick Montebello in my house where I made a really nice poolroom, so that’s where I usually play. Every once in a while I go up to Wilmington, there’s a poolroom up there but its kind of tough to stay sharp because I don’t have anyone to spar with. I’ll be playing on my table at home and I’ll be playing great and all of a sudden I get to a tournament and there’s an actual opponent firing back at me. It makes it a little tougher. D”C”A: Do you do have any charities? Ewa: Make A Wish Foundation is my main charity, but also the Cancer Research Foundation. My husband had prostate cancer 2 years ago, so that one hit closer to home than you ever expect or want it to. Those are my two main charities and I’m really involved with the Make A Wish Foundation. D”C”A: Both in the ranks of professional and amateur players there has been in the past 20 to 25 years a tremendous growth in pool, what do you contribute that to? Ewa: I give the WPBA an amazing amount of credit because I think sports and recreation is overall very cyclical. It kind of comes and goes, it becomes the in thing to do then it kind of disappears. Right now poker is all the rage. Poker’s been around forever but if you look 5

think that that’s one of the things, men’s sports have always been great, but women’s pool has really brought a lot of that attention to it. D”C”A: What about on the amateur level? Ewa: I think the amateur level too. I think that feeds it. First of all the serious amateur, especially on the women’s side but even on the men’s side has really seen an opportunity so that there’s actually the next level to go to. In pool out there the professional tour, is growing by leaps and bounds so there’s someplace to go – there’s something. That if you’re an aspiring professional then there’s someplace to go now, which there never was in the past. I also think that the APA, the BCA, the Valley league – the N-P-B-A – what is it? N-B – I’m alphabet soup here … D”C”A: There’s the VNEA, BCA, there’s TAP, there’s APA … Ewa: Right, all those leagues are all doing their part of promoting the game. Yeah, most of them are businesses and that’s wonderful and I hope they do really well, but the main thing is that as they’re doing their business, it’s promoting pool all over the place. And also BCA’s program with the juniors. There are so many girls now that come to our tournaments and say “I’ve been watching you on TV” or “I’ve always dreamed of being a professional player.” How many , other than if Daddy owns a poolroom, how many 12 year old girls have even thought about pool before. So it’s all, everybody is doing their part. Everybody’s bringing it together and this is what I’ve always dreamed of, is that the industry would actually come together. The proprietors, the dealers, the manufacturers, the players and work towards common goals. And try to fight against other sports to get our recognition as opposed to be fighting against each other, which is ludicrous. Because as we’re fighting against (Ewa Interview continued on page 29)

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each other – other sports out there are taking our TV time. They’re taking our sponsorship dollars. They’re taking our opportunity because we’re too busy bickering amongst ourselves. I think that that has to change and it’s still changing and it’s really neat to see. D”C”A: There has been a lot of Asian players come in, in the past few years and them seem to be making a lot of noise, great players, what do you think? Ewa: Well, I think it’s fantastic. This really shows that not only are we doing our stuff here but things are happening all over the world as far as pool goes. Asia has really taken off. I mean it’s always been big in the Philippines and Japan. When we were over in Japan, in the early to mid 80’s and especially right after the late 80’s when the “Color of Money” hit, it went crazy in Japan. Every block had a poolroom on it all of a sudden. Loree Jon Jones, myself, Vicki Pasky, Robin Bell, Robin Dodson, some of us, we were over there playing tournaments in the mid to late 80’s. But then it’s really grown. China’s where it’s really become popular, Taiwan, Europe, Australia. It’s really grown at a tremendous pace, first of all there’s a big pool of people over there and that’s part of it. They’re taking it very seriously. So for instance when Allison Fisher or Karen Corr learned how to play snooker, it wasn’t just in a poolroom somewhere or watching somebody. There’s professionals that actually teach fundamentals over there. In Asia, there’s people like Jennifer Chen or Ga Young Kim, who work with coaches that are billiards trainers and that professionalism is something that we are behind on here in the United States. That’s something we are finally starting to figure out with all these nice billiard rooms now. You should be able to go to a poolroom and find a professional that you can work with in every single poolroom, no different than at a golf course. Women have been lagging behind and in Asia, they went up, that’s automatic and they jumped ahead of us. So girls like Ga Young Kim now are learning from, how to hold a cue stick correctly. Not by trial and error and wasting three years but having some body help her right from the start teaching her both mental toughness and the physical aspects of the game and how to think the game. I think that is really showing up in how good both the men’s and women’s side, how good these players really are. It makes no sense if you don’t get instructions, because that’s like saying that Tiger Woods sucks because he actually goes to a tournament and gets a lesson once in a while. D”C”A: Tiger, the best golfer in the world gets training – so why shouldn’t we or you or me. Ewa: Exactly. It’s no different than – the minute we stop growing you’re done D”C”A: Yes, you stop learning, and it’s over. Do you have anything to add? Ewa: I’m forever, forever, forever grateful to Brunswick Billiards who back in the late 80’s, before I was ranked #9 or whatever I put up, to sign me on and let me actually have this as my profession and support my daughter. I am forever grateful to my husband, Mitch, for supporting me, and helping me out and my daughter for being patient and understanding when Mom has to go out of town. And to the WPBA, all the women that have been so instrumental in taking this sport to where it is now. We always had the dream that someday we’d actually make a living playing pool. And it’s happening! There’s aspiring pros coming up now. It may not be in my lifetime but it may be shortly thereafter or at least not in my career, that men or women players can actually, the top 20, the top 30, make a good living from playing on the tour.

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LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED Kingsmen (530) 534-1922 9-Ball USPPA $13 Family Billiards (415) 931-1115 USPPA $20 CA Billiard Club (650) 965-3100 8 Ball Handicapped $10 Kingsmen (530) 534-1922 Youth League ($15 dues) $2 Billiard Connection (818) 831-0747 USPPA Open $15 $$$ Diamond Billiards (916) 368-8800 9-Ball - ‘C’ & below $5 $$$/Break Pot Hard Times (916) 332-8798 9 Ball ‘B’ $5 $50 Easy Street (831) 333-0825 NPL $10 Diamond Billiards (916) 368-8800 9-Ball - ‘B’ & below $5 $$$/Break Pot Hard Times (916) 332-8798 9 Ball USPPA $10 Family Billiards (415) 931-1115 USPPA $20 CA Billiard Club (650) 965-3100 9-Ball ABC $20 Easy Street (831) 333-0825 USPPA $15 Billiard Connection (818) 831-0747 9-Ball Handicapped $20+$1 reg. $5/player Family Billiards (415) 931-1115 NPL $20 CA Billiard Club (650) 965-3100 9-Ball USPPA Handicap $20 $1000Break Pot Have your weekly pool tournaments listed here Call 406-285-3099 to see how Diamond Billiards (916) 368-8800 8-Ball Open $5 $$$ Hard Times (916) 332-8798 9 Ball Open $15 $50

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2004 Western Tour Schedules January 17-18, 2004 - Let’s Play Billiards Winner: Hsin Huang March 20-21, 2004 (Standard 9-Ball) Dr Cue Billiards - Shoreline, WA April 24-25, 2004 (Annual Charity Event) The Cue Ball - Salem, OR June 19-20, 2004 (WPBA Qualifier sponsored by RT9) McQ’s Billiards - Spokane, WA July 17-18, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) Jillian’s - Seattle, WA September 18-19, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) BackStreet Billiards - Boise, ID November (tbd) 2004 (Year end 9-Ball) The Breaking Point - Lynnwood, WA For information contact: Tamre Geene Rogers 206-920-1936

AWBT January 17-18, 2004 - Pappy’s Winner: Katie Gray February 21-22, 2004 Scotch Doubles Fundraiser Time Out Lounge - Tempe, AZ April 17-18, 2004 WPBA Qualifier (sponsored by J Pechauer Custom Cues) Sixshooters - Phoenix, AZ June 5-6, 2004 Metro Sportz Bar - Phoenix, AZ July 17-18, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) Pockets - Tucson, AZ August 28-29, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) Metro Sportz Bar - Phoenix, AZ October 16-17, 2004 TBD December 4-5, 2004 (Possible Qualifier) Sixshooters - Phoenix, AZ For information contact: Susan Williams 480-818-2880

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July 26-27 Cue-Phoria Carson City, NV Winner: Michelle Rakin August 23-24 California Billiard Club, CA Winner: Michelle Rakin September 20-21 Broken Rack, CA Winner: Michelle Rakin October 25-26 Hard Times Billiards, CA Winner: Michelle Rakin November 8-9 Family Billiards, CA Winner: Helen Gaughran For more information contact Julie Hunter (775) 882-5997

BCWCSA BC Womens Cue Sports Association November 9-10, 2002 Bankshots Billiards Winner: Maryann McConnell January 11-12, 2003 Blondies Billiards Winner: Jackie Pranteau March 15-16, 2003 Bankshots Billiards Winner: Hsin Huang June 14-15, 2003 (9-Ball) Fast Eddie Billiards Winner: Katherine Czarkowski September 13-14, 2003 (8-Ball) Alberni Valley Billiard Club Winner: Maryann McConnell November 15-16, 2003 (8-ball) Bankshots Billiards Winner: Kathie MacDonald January 31-February 1, 2004 (9-ball) Ballroom Billiards Winners: Hsin Huang March 6-7, 2004 (9-ball) Fast Eddies, Surrey June 19-20, 2004 Year End Party Bankshots, Surrey For information contact: bcwomenscuesports.ca


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CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME Auburn Java Billiards (253) 939-6690 8-Ball “C” $5+$1 g.f. 6:30PM Federal Way Tall Timbers (253) 952-2302 8-Ball SL2,3 + non-league $5 100% ($100 max) 7:00PM Kent Eli’s Road House (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Singles $5 50% 7:30PM Lakewood Maggie O’Toole’s (253) 584-3278 9-Ball $5 100% 7:00PM Mt Vernon River City (360) 424-3515 8 Ball - Women’s $5 100% 7:30PM Renton Spotlight (425) 277-7850 9-Ball No “A” Players $5 100% w/16+ 7:30PM Seattle Legends (206) 938-3598 8-Ball $5 100% 7:30PM Shoreline North City (206) 362-1443 8-Ball Scotch Doubles $3/player 100% 7:30PM Tacoma Dock Street Landing (253) 272-5004 8-Ball $5 Matching Call April 25th Trick Shot Exhibition by Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth at the Olympic Club - Centralia, WA 2 PM Tuesdays Everett The New Grove (425) 438-8449 8-Ball $5 Free g.f. 100% 7:00PM Federal Way Vintage (253) 835-1468 9-Ball Call 100% w/16+ 7:00PM Fircrest Nifty Fifties (253) 564-9454 8-Ball $5 Matching 7:30PM Kent Eli’s Road House (253) 859-1783 8-Ball Spot Option $5 50% 7:30PM Lynnwood Corner Pub (425) 771-8192 8-Ball $5 100% 7:30PM Okanogan The Club (509) 422-1907 8 Ball Call Pocket FREE $5/player 7:00PM Renton Spotlight (425) 277-7850 8-Ball No “A” Players $5 100% w/16+ 7:30PM Spokane McQ’s (509) 891-8357 9 Ball - Texas Express $5+$2 g.f. $50 7:30PM Sumner Log Cabin (253) 863-2905 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Matching 7:00PM Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill (360) 256-1110 Ball in hand Call Pocket $5 $3/player 8:00PM White Salmon Elkhorn (509) 493-1939 9-Ball $5 $2.50/player 7:00PM Support The Advertisers on These Pool Pages because They Support Pool in Your Community !!! 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LOCATION Club Underground Hot Shots Big Sky Billiards Skyland Hot Shots Let’s Play Billiards Illusions Sam’s Billiards Sharkey’s Hot Shots Wichita Pub Fenders Landing Skyland Club Underground Hot Shots Sharkey’s Classic Billiards K C Midway Jammer’s Sharkey’s Fenders Landing K C Midway K C Midway JoQ’s Jammer’s Sharkey’s Club Underground Let’s Play Billiards K C Midway Classic Billiards NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jammers Sharkey’s

PHONE (503) 649-1006 (503) 644-8869 (503) 538-4368 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (503) 992-7529 (503) 760-4794 (503) 282-8266 (503) 391-4912 (503) 644-8869 (503) 654-4201 (503) 769-7588 (503) 661-6464 (503) 649-1006 (503) 644-8869 (503) 391-4912 (503) 443-6166 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-7494 (503) 391-4912 (503) 769-7588 (503) 656-9501 (503) 656-9501 (503) 287-4210 (503) 362-7494 (503) 391-4912 (503) 649-1006 (503) 992-7529 (503) 656-9501 (503) 761-2622 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-7494 (503) 391-4912

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 9-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 8-Ball Pool Tournament 8 Ball - Texas Express 8-Ball - B & below 9 Ball - Open 8-Ball - House Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball - B & below 9 Ball ‘C’ 9-Ball Texas Express 9 Ball-B & Below Qualifier 8 Ball - Open Scotch Dbls 9-Ball/8-Ball Alternating 8 Ball BCA rules 9-Ball with Break Pot Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball - Race 4/3 Straight Pool (3rd Sun.) 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8 Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball

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CITY Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Reno, NV Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Reno, NV Billings, MT Bozeman, MT Renton, WA Everett, WA Mtn View, CA Billings, MT Fairview, MT Fairview, MT Fairview, MT Moscow, ID Butte, MT Seattle, WA Post Falls, ID Woodinville, WA Libby, MT Shoreline, WA Mtn View, CA Oak Harbor, WA Great Falls, MT Mount Vernon, WA Billings, MT Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Federal Way, WA Lewiston, ID Portland, OR Great Falls, MT Canyonville, OR Billings, MT New Town, ND Mtn View, CA Woodinville, WA Phoenix, AZ Renton, WA Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Mt Vernon, WA Salem, OR Lewistown, MT Centralia, WA Post Falls, ID Pocatello, ID Woodinville, WA Tacoma, WA Post Falls, ID Great Falls, MT Bozeman, MT Everett, WA

LOCATION WBPPA (See Feb Issue) WBPPA (See Feb Issue) WBPPA (See Feb Issue) Sands Regency (See Feb Issue) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p14) Sams Billiards (See ad p30) Sands Regency (See Feb Issue) Big Sky Open (See Feb Issue) Eagles #326 (See ad p 28) Mike’s Place (See ad p30) Shotze’s (See ad p25) CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) Kings Korner (See ad p10) Waterhole #3 (See ad p22) Waterhole #3 (See ad p22) Waterhole #3 (See ad p22) McDermott Tour (See ad p11) Mr Ed’s (See ad p30) 1st Ave Pub (See ad p15) Falls Club (See ad p28) McCorry’s (See ad p29) Mint Bar/VFW (See ad p10) NWPA (See ad p4) CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) American Legion (See ad p7) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) River City (See ad p15) Eagles Lodge (See ad p26) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p14) P J Pockets (See ad p21) McDermott Tour (See ad p20) Sams Billiards (See ad p30) TJ’s/8-Ball In (See ad p6) Seven Feathers (See ad p16) Kings Korner (See ad p10) Four Bears Classic (See ad p2) CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) McCorry’s (See ad p29) AWBT Stop (See Page 31) Sunset (See ad p15) Pocket (See ad p25) Pocket (See ad p25) River City (See ad p15) NWPA (See ad p4) MCMOA (See ad p17) McDermott Tour (See ad p5) Falls Club (See ad p28) Gate City Open (See ad p26) McCorry’s (See ad p29) City Lights (See ad p12) Falls Club (See ad p28) Classic 50’s (See ad p29) Eagles #326 (See ad p28) Shotze’s (See ad p25)

PHONE BCA League Opr. BCA League Opr. BCA League Opr. (310) 821-8858 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (310) 821-8858 (406) 256-9200 (406) 587-9996 (425) 444-2251 (425) 220-9051 (650) 965-3100 (406) 256-8946 (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (208) 882-2050 (406) 782-3700 (206) 431-1916 (509) 951-1207 (206) 367-4060 (406) 293-7280 (206) 920-1936 (650) 965-3100 (360) 675-5266 (406) 453-0136 (360) 424-3515 (406) 256-9200 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (206) 391-4356 (208) 746-9240 (503) 282-8266 (406) 590-7849 (541) 471-0556 (406) 256-8946 (701) 421-1385 (650) 965-3100 (206) 367-4060 (480) 818-2880 (425) 255-7225 (208) 724-1179 (208) 724-1179 (360) 424-3515 (206) 920-1936 (406) 442-7088 (360) 736-5164 (509) 951-1207 (208) 233-1516 (206) 367-4060 (253) 383-3301 (509) 951-1207 (406) 453-0136 (406) 587-9996 (425)220-9051

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EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Singles 8-Ball Teams 9-Ball Bar Table One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 8-Ball Bar Table 8-Ball Team Tournament 8-Ball Open Doubles 9-Ball 9-Ball Spring Classic Limit 40 Pechauer Tour Stop 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles Mixed Couples Singles 2-Man Team 8-Ball at Mingles 8-Ball Blind Draw Benefit 8-Ball 8-Ball Class “C” 8-Ball Mens Round Robin 16 Max Tom Scott Memorial (M & W) 9-Ball One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Partners BCA Rules 9-Ball Singles 8-Ball Women’s Scotch Dbls 8-Ball Eagles State Team One Pocket 9-Ball 8-Ball Limit 32 players 9-Ball at Shooters Straight Pool 8-Ball Men & Women BCA 8-Ball Challenge 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 8-Ball Men & Women One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball Open Texas Express 32 Max 9-Ball at Sixshooters 9-Ball Pechauer Tour 9-Ball Men & Women 8-Ball Men & Women 8-Ball 3 Person Team 9-Ball at The Cue Ball State 8-Ball Championships 9-Ball at Olympic Club 8-Ball Class “D” 9-Ball (Fri) 8-Ball (Sat-Sun) 8-Ball Ladies Round Robin 16 Max Mixed Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Class “B” 8-Ball Singles 9-Ball Singles Limit 32 9-Ball Memorial Day

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

ENTRY $25-$35+$5 $25-$35+$5 $125-$175+$25

$100 $20 $20 $12 $100 $150 $30 $15+$3 g.f. $60 $50+$10 g.f. $5/player $10 $25 $10 $25+$10 g.f. Call $10+$10 g.f. $35+$5 g.f. $35+$5 $15+$10 g.f. Call $20 ea $50 $25+$10 g.f. $40 $90 $20 $20 $20+$10 $50+$10 g.f. $12 $40+$10 g.f. Varies $5/player $40M-$25W $20 ea $20+$5 Call $50+$10 $25 $30M-$25W $60+$15 g.f. Call Qualify at bars

$50+$10 g.f. $25+$5 g.f. $40 & $30 $35+$5 $50+$10 g.f. $35+$5 g.f. $20 $25 $60

ADDED $$$ $$$ $$$ $10,000 $300 $300 $10,000 $$$ $200 $250 w/32 $1,000 $4,000 Guar. Matching $$$ $750 1st guar. $$$ $500 Guar $$$ $300 w/32 $3,000 Payout $$$ $800+ w/50 $300 ea $200+ $300 $200 w/full field $300 $300 $1,000 w/32 $1,500 $2,250 w/full fields $2,000+ Matching $20,000 payout $300 ea $$$ $500 Call $$$ $$$ $700 w/32 $20,000 w/full field $1,000 $1,800 Payout $$$ $$$ $500 Guar. $3,000 Payout $300 $200 $1,000 w/64

TIME 9:00AM 1:00PM 6:00PM 10:00AM Noon 1:00PM 11:00AM 10:00AM Call 11:00AM 3:00PM Call 1:00PM 6:45PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 2:00PM 10:00AM Call 1:00PM Call Call 8:00AM Call 1:00PM 10:00AM 1:00PM 10:30AM Call Noon 1:00PM 9:30AM Call 11:00AM 7:00PM Call 6:45PM 7:00PM 1:00PM Call Call Call 6:00PM 11:00AM 9:30AM Call Call Call Call 7:00PM Call Call Call 1:00PM 11:00AM Call

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