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Cascade Pool League Awards Bash Cascade Pool League And Sponsors Send Lucky Winner to Hawaii Portland’s Cascade Pool League held its 9th annual Awards Bash at

a card signed by many who attended the Bash. Moving the Bash to Rodder’s Pub and Grub allowed CPL’s many members to spread out a little this year. Having extra tables made it possible to add extra pool events, and a non-smoking area provided breathable air. Rodders is fast becoming one of the best pool sponsors in the entire northwest. Not only did they host the 9th annual Bash, but they added $1000 to the Hawaii trip. CPL’s other sponsors also added to the trip, including Pub 181 and Jeff’s Hangout in Gresham, Pastimes in Fairview, Skyland in Troutdale, Full Moon in Boring, Dukes, Classics, Peanut Farm, Station 66 and 39th St Pub in SE Portland, Wichita on King Road and Jake’s in Sellwood. At the Bash, members were able to purchase raffle tickets, making the draw even more exciting. Andrew Monstis, Hawaii Trip Winner Steve Anderson, Rodders Owner JJ Johnson It was a relaxing and fun day for all Rodders Pub and Grub in Oregon City February 24th. It was a smash — who endured the competitive fallbetter than ever, culminating in CPL’s best giveaway yet - a trip for two to winter CPL season. The many Ring Game winner Henry Rico and Hawaii. Yep, five nights in a resort on the shores of Waikiki, airfare giveaways kept everyone runner-up Herb Johnson included. ALOHHHHHHA! entertained while pool events were held. The MVP’s competed in a ring The lucky Hawaii trip winner was Steve Anderson, who plays on the Happy game, with Henry Rico coming out on top and taking $125 winner take Hour team out of the Pastimes and has been a CPL member for the past all. Several women played in an 8-ball event, with Jennifer Windell taking six years. In between grinning from $40 and the win. A 6-ball speed pool ear to ear and jumping up and down, event was captured by Doug Poczynek Steve expressed his thanks to all the and Kurt Hamm, who split the $1This people who made this possible, saying year a carom tournament was held and you’d soon find him on the beach where provided the entrants with quite a he for sure wouldn’t be answering his challenge, and spectators with some phone. He plans to go with his fiancé new shots to try out later. Dan Rodriguez Nelli as soon as she can get time off took first and $90, followed by Josie work. Funny thing about luck - Steve Leroy with $50, Dave Hawksley, $30 and had been telling everyone all day he was Dan Rohlfing $10. 10 mini-tournaments lucky in raffles and he was going to win ran throughout the day, with winners - he even stood next to the drawing table each taking $40 home (Bill Meyer and so he wouldn’t have far to walk to Kevin Aird twice, Dave Hawksley, Dan receive his prize. Something to be said Rodriguez, Jake Morin, Paris Brown, (l to r) Kari Turvoid, Robin Patrick-Flemming, Sharon Meyer, about positive thinking! Steve had a Mike Norris, and Rick Whitmire). All the Jennifer Windell, Smitty, Starla Mixon, Bonnie Jones great year this year, earning recognition pool events had $350 money added by from his peers for his improved game, and the trip couldn’t have gone to sponsors and CPL. As if that weren’t enough fun, there was an ‘All You a nicer guy. can Eat’ buffet put on by Rodders for a five dollar bill. CPL pulls out all the stops at their Awards Bash. If you are a CPL member, Cascade Pool League’s philosophy that league play is about more than you know what that means - expect and have a darn good time. See all just qualifying for regional and national events shows up in everything the friends, enjoy a day of camaraderie, bring a box to take home all the they do. Besides the annual Awards Bash, every one of their 300 plus giveaways and prizes, and look forward to the next pool session. This players receives a strong payout, for starters. They hold a mid-season year the Awards Bash saw over $7,000 in prizes, awards and giveaways tournament, that this year boasted upwards of $1,000 added, thanks to go out the door. Spanky Vasconcellos walked away with a color tv, and sponsor Rodders. Their 8-ball season culminates in an Interdivisional Kevin Aird won a set of Aramith pool balls. Tommy Milhollin scored a Tournament, pitting flights of peers against one another in a head-tohuge Miller Genuine Draft mirror. Players presented league operators head 5-week battle, leaving everyone pumped for the 8-Ball Western Andrew Monstis and Sassy Campbell with embroidered denim shirts and BCA regional. 25 of their teams are headed to the beach this spring.

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They also sponsors and endorse an annual Pool Seminar with instructors, Glenn Atwell, Andrew Monstis, Pat Schumacher, and John Morabito. This year the day-long team teaching event will be held at Classic Billiards in Portland on March 24. Thanks to the participation, support and input from all its players, Cascade Pool League continues to provide fun, competitive challenges, experiences to remember for a lifetime, a community of friends, and a pool family that cares. Cascade Pool League will be entering its 10th year in the East Portland, Milwaukie, Gresham, Troutdale, Boring and Oregon City areas, operating year round. CPL is both BCA Pool League and VNEA sanctioned. You don’t have to be a great player to play in CPL - you’ll know you’ve found the right league if you like to play your best and have fun while doing it. CPL wants to acknowledge the following members for their invaluable help with producing its all-day Awards Bash — Division Managers Steve Marker, Joyce Gumm, and Andrew ‘Squigz’ Zuniga and other contributing members Kurt Hamm, Sassy Campbell, Denise Marker, Cecil Pickett, and Starla Mixon Donations were graciously given by John and Cathy Johnson, owners of Rodders, Paul Chang of PCC Products, Carissa Biggs of On The Wire, Dave Randell of Bigfoot Billiards, Dan (The Man) Rohlfing, for handcrafted cueholders, Kurt Hamm for a set of Aramith balls, and others who brought things in as they came. Putting the Bash together takes a team, and CPL has it. CPL thanks everyone so much for helping make this league the best around. Now on to this year’s awards! Who won what: Aside from the Bash, over $16,000 was paid out in cash to the players for the 8-ball session. Perfect Attendance Awards went to Chris Nall for 9 years, Robin Patrick-Fleming for 8 Giveaway winner Tommy Milhollin years, Alex Hargand and Bill Canfield & Bryan Lum, 6 years. Embroidered jackets were presented to: Tim Leslie, John Lewis and Loren Taylor for 5 years of perfect attendance. Men’s Division MVP awards went to Sean Stevenson of the Cheetah Division, Aaron Curti of the Lynx Division, Eugene Gee of the Ocelot Division, Jeff Leiss of the Panther Division, Herb Johnson of the Cougar Division and Bobby Charitar of the South Coast Division.

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Women’s Division MVP awards were captured by Susan Millhollin of the Cheetah Division, Kim Allen of the Lynx Division, Jennifer Windell of the Ocelot Division, Lynda Fanning of the Panther Division and Bonnie Jones of the Cougar Division. All League ‘All Stars’ were Event Table Herb Johnson & Bonnie Jones. They came away with the best overall performance out of 312 players. Congratulations to both Herb and Bonnie for an outstanding year! Highest Win %: Eugene Gee 83 %, Most Table Runs: Mark Edwards 8 Most 50-point Sets: Herb Johnson and Eugene Gee 6 Highest Point Average Per Match: Herb Johnson 48.6 Most Games Won: Eugene Gee 58, Highest Women Win %: Bonnie Jones 57 % Most Points Men: Eugene Gee 641 Most Points Women: Bonnie Jones 559 Best Captains: Starla Mixon- Cheetah Division, Paul Chang- Lynx Division, Jennifer Windell- Ocelot Division, Alex Hargand- Panther Division, and Don Morse- Cougar Division Best Team Name: Mixed Rack (from the Cougar Division at Pub 181, captained by Becci Unrein) Super Sub: Dale Goeden. Dale was always willing to drive wherever he was needed to help out teams. Most Improved: Cain Smith - Cain brought his game up this year to a new level, and was recommended for this award by his captain, Bill Kalbrener. League Results........page 26

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On February 3, 2007, the NWPA held its annual Pre-Season event this year at Shotze’s in Everett. The tournament was open to all players for the cash prizes, however, the highest finishing player never having

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Bigger and Richer Than Ever (LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) -March 13-18, 2007, the Western BCA regional 8-ball tournament takes place at Chinook Winds Casino and Resort in Lincoln City, Ore. There will be singles, teams and mixed scotch play with levels from novice to master. With 1,100-plus players entered in this year’s 8-ball tournament and more than $95,000 total payout money, the 8-ball tournament shows outstanding growth from last year. These figures translate into an almost an 18 percent increase in players entered and more than 31 percent increase in total payout. Added money is up $6,000. Total number of entries for all events is up 26 percent. Not only have entries and monies increased, but also membership in WBCA has increased. Membership stands aat 2,676 in 2007. The board is considering plans to increase membership even more. WBCA regional tournaments have been held at Chinook Winds since 1998. It was shortly after the first tournament at Chinook Winds that WBCA separated the 8- and 9-ball tournaments. The tournaments have gone quite seamlessly with one exception -a snowstorm in the Rockies stalled the pool table arrival for 9-ball, forcing the cancellation of the scotch portion of play that year. Thankfully, the tables did arrive in time for singles and teams. This year there will be numerous giveaways to players during the tournament. One of the big giveaways is a free room for one of the players. WBCA is excited about this year’s tournament and WBCA growth. This year’s tournament should be better than ever. Good luck to all the players.

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Object ball letters coincide with corresponding pocket letters. To set this shot up position B ball as shown, not quite centered over pocket B. The B ball should be 1/2 balls width out from the long rail. The C ball is frozen to B ball with allowance for throw effect on C ball to pocket C. The D ball is centered between pocket points. The cue ball is in hand, or as the diagram suggests. Put the bridge on rail tops as in diagram with a chalk cube under the handle on rail. Make sure C ball will go under the bridge, if not put something under bridge head to raise bridge higher. The C ball edge closest to bridge is flush to back edge of bridge. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball with a jump stroke into B ball. The cue ball then jumps up and over the bridge, goes around three cushions and goes under the bridge to D ball. Make all three object balls as pocket letter designated. The cue ball may hit the bridge on the way over and may contact an extra cushion by D ball. A scratch is also allowed. Here are some helpful hints on executing this great shot. On new cloth place the cue ball closer to ball B. With the cue ball jumping into B ball understand that the carom angle of the cue ball off the B ball would not be the same as if aiming without the jump. Why? Because you are contacting B ball in the air and hitting the B ball thinner. If the cue ball goes under the bridge on it’s way to D ball don’t use the cube of chalk, it is optional. Most people hit the shot too hard and jump the balls off the table. This shot is executed with a moderate jump stroke. The last helpful hint, get the owner’s permission to try this shot before you attempt it. Most places don’t allow jump shots. If it is your own table GO FOR IT! Keep Strokin! Sarge

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More Thin Cuts

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San Francisco Billiard Academy A year ago I gave you some thin cuts to work on in which you had to make the shot progressively more difficult until you couldn’t make it half the time. If you missed that issue, it’s available on the On The Break News website in the articles archive. Now I’m going to ask you to control the cue ball on thin cuts. In the diagram is a common situation, at least for me. It would have been better to have gotten position on an easier shot, but you have to shoot this 70-degree cut and control the cue ball. Can you? The diagram shows the “difficult” position. Try starting with the cue ball at the easy position. The Bob Jewett goal is to make the ball and get the cue ball to land near the selected spot. Start with spot 1. Is it possible to make the shot, and have the cue ball go towards “1” but not reach it? How far does the cue ball travel if the object ball barely gets to the pocket? It’s important to know this for various cuts since it tells you if certain position plays are possible. Can you leave the cue ball within a hand-span of 1? Next, try to bring the cue ball off 1 and back down the table. When I have this shot, the next ball seems to always be at that end of the table. Note that if you hit between 1 and 2, there is no chance of scratching if the cue ball gets back to the other end rail. Now repeat the drill with the needed side spin to get the cue ball to end near 2 and 3 and then crank the speed to return to the other end of the

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table. Try those three landing spots with the cue ball starting at the harder positions. The next rail spots, 4, 5 and 6, are considerably harder to master since they take quite a bit of side spin. Again, try them first from the “easy” cue ball position and work up to the hard position. When you have a thin cut like this with a lot of side spin, it is very important to visualize the whole shot. See how far out on the cue ball you’re going to hit. Imagine the curve of the cue ball on the way to the object ball. Decide before you shoot just how far the cue ball is supposed to go up the table. Making up your mind about all of these things before you shoot is essential for success. If you haven’t really decided on the speed, then the English, swerve and throw are all up in the air as well. While complete visualization is important for all shots, it’s particularly important on cuts with side spin because of all the factors that have to be blended correctly.


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Ga Young Kim: En Route to Victory

Samm Diep (c) February 2007

On Friday, February 16th, I stopped by the Wynkoop downtown to check out an exhibition match between Melissa Little and (at the time) two-time WPBA champion, Ga Young Kim. In town for only a couple days before heading to North Carolina for the 2007 Carolina Classic Stop, Ga Young graced us with a strong performance against Melissa and some challenge matches with spectators. Table 2, the gorgeous black and chrome Brunswick Gold Crown IV, often referred to as “my table” by Melissa would be the sight of the showdown. Before they arrived, the balls were washed and the table was brushed. Chairs were set up around the table and the crowd was starting to gather. Players of all levels came to watch some quality pool. Enter: Melissa and Ga Young. They each warmed up by throwing the nine Samm Diep balls on the table and just shooting them in no particular order. When it was Ga Young’s turn to warm up, she shot the balls in, selecting mostly longer, more difficult shots, slamming each one in the center of the pocket at near break speed. Known for her fast and furious style, she used this time to loosen up and really let her stroke go. If she missed, she set that shot back up and shot it again until she made it. The match began. The format was a race to nine, winner breaks. Melissa broke and scratched in the first rack and would not see a ball until the fifth rack. Ga Young completely dominated the games. Her breaks were solid and most racks were wide open and friendly. Melissa Little, Ga Young Kim In one game, after her opening break, she ran the entire rack in 46 seconds flat. Yikes! With a few safety battles in the middle of the set and a couple errors by Ga Young, the match still ended in her favor, 9-4. Afterwards, I had a chance to speak with her briefly and learned a few things I didn’t know about Ga Young Kim: Korean native, she moved to Taiwan a couple years ago to pursue pool. “There’s more pool in Taiwan,” she said, “you don’t have to drive more than 20 minutes for pool.” Sadly, she left behind her parents in Korea, but her sister now lives with her in Taiwan to attend Mandarin school. When asked if the tables played the same in the states, she explained that the tables in Taiwan have much tighter pockets. What about gambling? Is there much gambling in Taiwan? “There used to be more but too many people know who the good players are now.” Ga Young is quite the impressive linguist. She didn’t start learning English until 2004 when she began playing pool. Without learning it in school, she just picked up things from her friends on the tour. Now, she’s also fluent in Mandarin (the primary language in Taiwan, along with Taiwanese) and also speaks some Cantonese courtesy of her Hong Kong boyfriend. Lastly, when asked where “The Little Devil” came from she simply responded, “I don’t know. People started calling me that. I just said ‘whatever’.” If you’ve never had the chance to watch her play, set your VCRs and Continued........page 32

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Byrne’s Complete Book of Pool Shots

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Three weeks ago, Dr. Cue Billiards in Seattle, announced that Corey Deuel would be coming on Monday, 22 January to “give private lessons to a customer.” The announcement continued, “Corey will have time to give a few other private lessons.” A few of us began getting in the queue although times and cost remained unknown. Excitement began to mount, especially during the weekend before the big arrival. More players than usual were at the Doctor’s when it opened at eleven Monday morning. “When’s he coming?” everyone asked. “His plane gets in around ten tonight,” we were told. By late afternoon, the house was full; it seemed like every “player” in the Puget Sound was in the front room running tables with effortless enthusiasm. Ten came and went. Around eleven somebody said His plane had just gotten in. A few of us hung around till midnight and then went home to anticipatory sleep. For the next four days Corey and his student were huddled in the back room deep in their Master Class. The rest of us would glance over now and then, trying to be inconspicuous, hoping to pick up even the tiniest pearl from this young phenom. My ears pricked up when I saw Him hold up a ball and say to His student, “My aiming system is...” Meanwhile, the one-pocket action in the front room was first-rate among the likes of Danny, Tommy, JD, Harry and others. A few lucky Dr. Cue regulars got an hour of billiard pedagogy from Corey before he took on the crème when school was over. Dumb as it sounds, a lot of us went to the Tuesday night tournament hoping that Corey Deuel would play. Yeah, and George Bush is going to learn to say “nuclear!” Anyway, the air was thick with excitement as balls clicked with brisk authority in anticipation of the action soon to come on “table one.” No such luck as Corey remained in the back room in close conference with his student and somehow escaped unnoticed around ten. Waiting was worth it though as Danny and Tommy treated us to another of their inimitably elegant contests. Wednesday night it was JD who had the honors, taking home a handsome

reward for his efforts, helped perhaps, by the fact that I was taking pictures of Corey without realizing that my (digital) camera throws out a conspicuously bright red focusing beam...the poor guy was probably stunned but too courteous to come over and shove my camera down my throat. I don’t know who won what on Thursday night but when I arrived at ten on Friday night Harry Platis and Corey were in a close one-pocket match with an impressive collection of railbirds and sharks in the shadows glued to every stroke. By eleven the first match was over with Mr. Platis taking home the bacon. Shadowy negotiations were whispered, money counted and JD was appointed to hold the dough and Harry broke to begin another match. As the game progressed it was obvious that Corey was not in his best form, which is not to say that he did not make some beautiful shots. But Harry Platis is not a millionaire lawyer for no reason; he was emboldened by Corey’s indifferent play and at one point, seemingly left with nothing, pulled out a spectacular Z bank to run out his four balls. Apparently, Harry had agreed to play at ten-five but, for some inscrutable reason Corey gave him an extra point and offered eleven-five plus the break! Notwithstanding Harry’s hubris, why would anyone say to a shark, “Well, tell you what, I’ll give you both legs and bet I can escape!” Harry did play one of the best matches of his life and even kept his mouth shut. And this was not the Corey Deuel who had recently beaten “The Magician.” Once, Harry missed a ball completely and left the cue ball down at the far-end rail; ball-in-hand for Mr. Deuel. A whisper went through the crowd, “He’s got ball-in-hand!” Corey just shot it off the rail with eight feet of green between and missed what should have been a duck. A while later, Corey came over to where I was sitting and lamented to Dan Louie who was standing next to me, that whenever he played on that particular table he missed rail shots and Dan suggested changing chalk. Somebody else called Jeff, one of the owners, who is a master technician, to come down and put a new tip on Corey’s cue. We all wondered why a guy like Corey Deuel didn’t have an extra shaft. But Corey went back to the table and continued making mystery misses until Harry sank his five balls and a very thick wad of Franklins was tossed out of the dark onto the shimmering Simonis. Harry drifted off to the side with uncharacteristic modesty while Corey stood furiously beside the table digging his thumbnail into his tip trying desperately to rip it off. He broke his nail and the tip remained steadfast. I offered my Leatherman but he stalked back to his chair and shoved everything in his case and his big eyes darted around looking for solace like a wet cat. He might have been willing to stay longer but Harry announced that he had been up since six that morning defending people’s rights and he would be back tomorrow to prove that he wasn’t afraid of anybody. Two of the habitués began a new game of one-pocket and I drove home sadder and wiser.

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Val Alvarado Earns His A-Status By Randy Camantigue

Uncle Jack’s Billiards & Lounge hosted another 9-Ball B/below tournament on January 27, 28 2007 and Val Alvarado earns the right to be an A-player by proving it on the green felt. Our B-tournaments have been criticized by some for having good players many would feel are A-players. I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that A-players in Portland area for instance may not necessarily be an A-player in the Seattle / Tacoma area this isn’t just my opinion but facts of life. To have an A-status as a player in the Seattle/Tacoma area you must win a tournament that has 48 or more of the best B-players the area has to offer. We have given past B Champions here at Uncle Jack’s like Marlon Oliveros, James Davee and Val Alvarado a chance to show everybody that they are indeed A-players in the Seattle/Tacoma area. It’s one thing if someone says you are an Aplayer but we feel you must prove it to be considered one here at Uncle Jack’s. Val Alvarado prove it alright by beating Gary G 7-5, Shane S 7-1, George S 7-4, Al Perez 7-3 and came in Sunday sending a message to all that’s left in the tournament that he was the one to beat by dispatching Scott R 8-0 and got on the hot seat by beating a up and comer in Marvin H 8-4. Our Runner-up Kevin Ross was having a great tournament. After losing to Ben H he regroup and won against Gary G 7-5, Larry D 7-6, Chuckie 8-3, Scott T 8-4, Scott R 8-4, Rocky 8-6, and punch his ticket to the finals by beating Marvin H 8-5. With a one race to 11 Val and Kevin played a match worthy of a final going hill-hill for the Championship. Thanks to everyone that supported this tournament and if someone ask you if Val Alvarado is an A-player tell them you bet he is Results: Full field/48 Total purse $1,970 Entry fee $30 Green fee $10 Val Alvarado 1st Val Alvarado $500 7th Scott Thurston $100 2nd Kevin Ross $350 8th Pat Gamble $100 First of the Month 9-Ball and 8-Ball 3rd Marvin Holmes $250 9th Ben Hassler $50 results on page 29 4th Rocky $200 10th Chuckie $50 5th Bob Schwenderman $135 11th Pete Welch $50 6th Scott Reed $135 12th Al Perez $50 Hours Mon-Fri: 11am - close Sat-Sun: 10am - close Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm

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Schooner Tavern Team win in Oak Harbor

On Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2007, the American Legion in Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual 4-Player Team 8-Ball Tournament, awarding $4,130 in prize money. The tournament was played on 7 - 4x8 tables spread among the American Legion, Harbor Light Tavern and PW Murphy’s. 19 teams for a total of 76 players showed up from as far south as Lakewood, WA, and as far north as Vancouver, BC. This was a 60% better turnout than we had last year, so 6 places were paid! Some great matches were played and fun was had by all.

then stepped up, broke and ran the table to seal the championship for the Schooner Tavern, 7-6. 1st Place was captured by the Schooner Tavern of Lakewood, WA, who sponsored and paid all fees for L.T., Raul Abenojar, Mike Zimmerman and Don Wirtaman. PC’s Pub of Everett, WA, with Jeff Jimenez, Brad Hornshaw, Mike Stevens and Jeff May, hung on for 2nd Place. 3rd Place went to Jim Masterman, 1st Place Schooner Tavern - Lakewood, WA Dave McEvoy, Simon Pickering and Raul Abenojar, L.T., Mike Zimmerman, Don Wirtaman Glen Hopkinson, playing for Concord of British Columbia. Into 4th Place slid the Espresso Junkies of The showdown for Bothell, WA, with Rocky Blair, Gary Givens, Russian Dave and Aric the championship Twomey. was between the Tying for 5th and 6th Schooner Tavern, Places were Moe’s who were on the (Angel Cantu, Cody point, and PC’s Pub, Clark, Joel Cramer who came up and Tony Chritton) of through the losers’ Sedro-Woolley, WA, bracket. In Game 11, and the Bald Spots at 6-5 in favor of PC’s (Jim Davenport, Dan Pub, the Schooner’s Hart, Jake Dosch L.T. ran the table and Hans Nendsa), 2nd Place P C’s Pub - Everett, WA down to the 8-Ball, an independent team Jeff Jimenez, Brad Hornshaw, Mike Stevens, Jeff May leaving himself with a made up of players 3rd Place Concord - British Columbia Dave McEvoy, Simon Pickering, Glen Hopkinson, Jim Masterman tough 85-degree cut into the corner from Mt. Vernon, from near half the table — L.T. WA, up to British made the nasty cut to bring the Columbia. match to hill-hill! Don Wirtaman Our deepest gratitude goes to Chuck Hassler, who organized the tournament, and to 27 YEAR SPONSOR the staff at the American Legion, CHARTER MEMBER most of who were volunteers, for their OOD UCK wonderful support. Here is the prize 4th Place Expresso Junkies - Bothell, WA EASON Russian Dave, Rocky Blair, Aric Twomey, Gary Givens breakdown: BOZEMAN 1st $1750 Schooner Tavern, Lakewood, WA Eagles 2nd $1180 PC’s Pub, Everett, WA American Legion 3rd $790 Concord, British Columbia Crystal Bar 20 Beautiful Pool T ables Tables Scoop 4th $210 Espresso Junkies, Bothell, WA Molly Brown Full Bar - Full Kitchen 5-6 $100 Moe’s, Sedro-Woolley, WA Cats Paw Bald Spots, Independent, WA/BC Filling Station Pro Shop - Smoking Lounge

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Billy Palmer Tops Jeremy Jones At 2007 Desert Dustoff Article and photos courtesy of: Ron Merseal’s website azpoolscene.com

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Grady Mathews presents a new show: “The History of Pool by the Professor” at Full Splice Billiards in Lakewood, WA April 21, 2007 at 1:30 pm. Relive great players and matches from history as The Professor presents an entertaining and educational glimpse into the fantastic history of pocket billiards. Nobody puts on a show like Grady Mathews, and this one is no exception! The Professor will share valuable photographs from his valuable collection showcasing five generations of pool’s greatest Grady Mathews champions. Pool stories, road tales, and personal anecdotes will be accompanied by hours of trick shots, fancy shots and a question and answer period for the crowd. Photograph and autograph sessions are included. This show has already played to fantastic reviews and is a real crowd pleaser and

house packer. Space is limited to the first 50 people who contact Craig at Full Splice 253-512-6898. The entrance fee is $25 per person and can be paid in advance. After Grady’s presentation on the History of Pool, there will be an exhibition match between Grady and a (unknown at this time) local player. Grady was inducted into the One Pocket Hall of Fame in 2004 “For his outstanding contribution to the Legacy of the Game of One Pocket”. As a tournament player, Grady topped very tough fields to win four major One Pocket tournaments: 1983 Red’s Open One Pocket 1984 Sid Mann’s World One Pocket 1985 Red’s Open One Pocket 1995 Olathe, KS Legends of One Pocket Well known for his after hours play, Grady has faced virtually every major One Pocket player of his time, entertaining sweaters and doing quite well at the table for nearly forty years. As a promoter he has brought fans of the game a staggering twenty different One Pocket tournaments spanning nearly twenty years, including his gold standard, Legends of One Pocket. As a teacher Grady has: Given exhibitions and clinics featuring One Pocket all over the US; Given countless individual lessons - many featuring One Pocket; Produced eleven instructional videos on the game, written dozens of articles and two books which feature One Pocket and provided expert commentary for many One Pocket matches on video, ESPN and The Billiard Channel.

Death of a Prince Fred Mali

I was once told by a buddy of my Dad’s that the worst part of growing old was that when you checked the “Obits” to see if you were on it you found all your friends and the longer you lasted the fewer were left. When Gunzel Whitey passed away only two of his friends were at this old hustler’s funeral, my Dad and me. I am sure that was not the case with Fred Mali. I didn’t make it to Fred’s funeral in New York but I am sure that there were plenty of his friends there. Fred was in the center of this industry and New York society. He had the pleasant demeanor that made you feel like he wanted to be your friend and that he had a true desire to make you feel comfortable and equal. Very few of us could claim to be an equal to Fred Mali. He was very wealthy but you never knew it. He was a genius but could communicate on every level of his peers. He was the center of New York Society but never mentioned it. His passing will be felt by those he called friend, by this industry and by me. I am beginning to feel like Whitey all of my old friends in the industry are gone. Willie Mosconi, Jimmy Caras, Art Schmidt, Steve Mizerak, Dorthy and Jimmy Wise, Ron Maidment, H.G. Larson, and Lou

Dunis to name a few. So far I have built over 3000 Pool tables met Millions of people many of whom I called friend, but I wonder if any one will be there for me. Will any one remember 10 minutes after I am gone? Freddy Had that way to make you remember and on February 1 of this year we lost him but he will never be forgotten. I first met Fred Mali at the Jack Tar hotel in San Francisco for the BBIA Trade show in 1965. Patty Schmit who was a beautiful young chick at that time introduced us and we became good friends. I had been buying cloth from him and spoken to him on the phone many times but seeing him in person was a thrill. In the 42years that have gone by so quickly I have had the pleasure of seeing and talking with him a many trade shows and at his office in New York; spending many hours on the phone picking his brain and having him buy my dinner. He never let me pick up the check. When he began making cues I was his first customer. There was never a question if there was a warrantee problem. I once sold a Rosewood cue to a woman as a Christmas present for her husband. She returned it a year later and the butt was broke in two. I sent it back to the Mali company and Fred called

Pat Sheehan and Fred Mali

to apologize and the new cue was sent next day air no charge. Several years later I built a swim pool for that family and Rodney Schonborne a giant of a man with a very Petite woman asked why I had replaced the cue that she had broken over his head just to get his attention. I told Fred about it the next time we got together and he doubled over with laughter. I once told Fred that I was looking for a lathe to repair cues and shortly after that a huge crate arrived. Fred personally went to the Junkyard bought an old lathe bed rebuilt it himself and sent it to

me without a bill. He later told me it was the only one he ever remade. Unfortunately It was destroyed in the great Sheehan’s Pool World fire in 1976. I never met Mrs Mali but another of Fred’s friends, Ivan Lee with the Simonis Co. related that she was a Russian Princess Sobasky. It seems only that they should wed for Fred Mali was a Prince of a man who will be sorely missed. --- Pat Sheehan


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by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Since opening New Year’s Eve 2006, Studio 704 has become the hottest spot in Vancouver, Washington. Rick Lycksell, the club’s owner, took time out from his busy schedule to take me through his club. He has a spacious 10,000 square feet to cater to the sports bar enthusiasts (first floor) and the nightclubers (second floor). The first floor has a full bar with four 7' pool tables, and two dart boards. Rick offers a full menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar has a great area with a black and white checkerboard floor that offers a small dance floor with a DJ on the weekends and Karaoke, Thursday nights. The DJ’s spin a mix of music from the 70’s, 80’s, top 40, techno, and R & B, from behind a candy painted ‘61 Impala converted into the booth. There is also a small lounge area on the first floor along with 2 projection screen TV’s and five 32" TV’s throughout. Studio 704 is under the very capable management of Tori Schade, whose warm inviting smile will welcome you in. For the pool players, Don “Coyote” Walker will be the tournament director for the Saturday afternoon weekly tournaments which will be a B & Below 8-Ball starting at 4 pm with a $5 entry and the House will MATCH the pot. (The 4pm time may change to an earlier time in the future.) Now, as you climb the stairs that wrap around to the second floor, you enter onto the huge hardwood dance floor. This is the area for live entertainment. Bands play Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are two full bars and ample seating to enjoy the music. If you’re in the mood for a little private time, you can reserve the VIP room where you will have your own bartender, VIP bar, a dedicated server, gourment snacks and bottle service.

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There is always something special going on at Studio 704. Texas Holdem’ Tournaments are held Saturdays at 2 pm and Sundays at 3 pm with prizes for the winners. And speaking of prizes, the Karaoke Contest is offering a Grand Prize of $1,000 for the weekly qualifiers. If you are a fight fan, the May weigh-in for the Ultimate Fighting Challenge will be done at Studio 704! Rick also offers free limousine service for groups of ten or more who are out clubbing for the night. More information is available by calling 360-773-1515. The newest addition to Rick’s bar is two huge fish tanks which have Piranhas and Oscars and according to Rick, “They love to eat G o l d f i s h . Customers can buy the Goldfish for $5 each and feed them to the Piranhas and Oscars.” All this and more can be seen at Studio 704. When in the Vancouver area out clubbing or just looking for a touch of class, be sure to stop in at the premier hot spot Studio 704. They are located at 704 Main Street or call 360-693-1317. There is more information and photos available on the website at: www.studio704.biz


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by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Since opening New Year’s Eve 2006, Studio 704 has become the hottest spot in Vancouver, Washington. Rick Lycksell, the club’s owner, took time out from his busy schedule to take me through his club. He has a spacious 10,000 square feet to cater to the sports bar enthusiasts (first floor) and the nightclubers (second floor). The first floor has a full bar with four 7' pool tables, and two dart boards. Rick offers a full menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar has a great area with a black and white checkerboard floor that offers a small dance floor with a DJ on the weekends and Karaoke, Thursday nights. The DJ’s spin a mix of music from the 70’s, 80’s, top 40, techno, and R & B, from behind a candy painted ‘61 Impala converted into the booth. There is also a small lounge area on the first floor along with 2 projection screen TV’s and five 32" TV’s throughout. Studio 704 is under the very capable management of Tori Schade, whose warm inviting smile will welcome you in. For the pool players, Don “Coyote” Walker will be the tournament director for the Saturday afternoon weekly tournaments which will be a B & Below 8-Ball starting at 4 pm with a $5 entry and the House will MATCH the pot. (The 4pm time may change to an earlier time in the future.) Now, as you climb the stairs that wrap around to the second floor, you enter onto the huge hardwood dance floor. This is the area for live entertainment. Bands play Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are two full bars and ample seating to enjoy the music. If you’re in the mood for a little private time, you can reserve the VIP room where you will have your own bartender, VIP bar, a dedicated server, gourment snacks and bottle service.

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There is always something special going on at Studio 704. Texas Holdem’ Tournaments are held Saturdays at 2 pm and Sundays at 3 pm with prizes for the winners. And speaking of prizes, the Karaoke Contest is offering a Grand Prize of $1,000 for the weekly qualifiers. If you are a fight fan, the May weigh-in for the Ultimate Fighting Challenge will be done at Studio 704! Rick also offers free limousine service for groups of ten or more who are out clubbing for the night. More information is available by calling 360-773-1515. The newest addition to Rick’s bar is two huge fish tanks which have Piranhas and Oscars and according to Rick, “They love to eat G o l d f i s h . Customers can buy the Goldfish for $5 each and feed them to the Piranhas and Oscars.” All this and more can be seen at Studio 704. When in the Vancouver area out clubbing or just looking for a touch of class, be sure to stop in at the premier hot spot Studio 704. They are located at 704 Main Street or call 360-693-1317. There is more information and photos available on the website at: www.studio704.biz


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Mr Ed’s 3-Man Team Tournament Butte held its 3rd annual 3-man team tournament sponsored by local taverns. 28 teams battled in 2 divisions January 19, 20 & 21st. Prizes were awarded to the top four teams in each division. Money was also paid for top two men and women shooters in each division. A Calcutta was held and over $1,200 dollars were paid to Dave Garcia the winners of the Calcutta. Tournament Director This tournament brings a lot of people from out of town and a whole lot of local support. We could not have this tournament without the following sponsors: Thompson’s Distributing, Pork Chop Johns, Hamblinart.com, Summit Distributing, Main Street Lounge, Mining City Taxi, M&M, Mr. Ed’s Book 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

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Jake omen Jake’’s W Women omen’’s Tourney Results

By: Annie Gay

Saturday, Februrary 24th Jake’s Bar & Grill in Salem hosted an 8-ball tournament for women only. The race was to 3 for an open player and to 5 for a master player. This was an exceptionally tough field with forty women including 5 master players. We started play at 10am and finished at 11pm. There were women from Eugene to the south and as far north at Longview, WA. The format was double elimination with an entry fee of $10 Jake’s added $320 for a total pot of $720. The tournament went smoothly with no problems. Finishing 7/8 $25 Linda McLaughlin & Jaime Rigsby 5/6 $50 Beans Angerstein & Phyllis Laderer 4th $90 Donna Kingsbury 3rd $120 Becky Mowdy 2nd $160 Cindy Garvin 1st $200 Trish Tipton I would like to thank all the women for playing and making my day a great one. Thanks to the Player Rep of Cherry City BCA, Jesse Arizmendez for helping with the tournament and being our referee. Thanks to Scott and Judy McComas for building a wonderful place like Jake’s. I am looking forward to holding many tournaments in the future. Watch the paper for our tournament ads and check out our website: jakesinsalem.com.

Kim Shaw and All STAT Team Up New Partnership Between Women’s Professional Pool Player Kim Shaw and All STAT Courier Services, Inc. All STAT Courier Services, Inc. and its subsidiary, All Stat Business Support Services, LLC, is pleased to announce their partnership and official sponsoring of professional pool player Kim Shaw. All STAT is honored to be working with Kim, ‘The Cooler ’ Shaw. “We have a great appreciation for her ability and dedication Kim Shaw to women’s professional pool. We are confident Kim will continue to be a world class player and look forward to her many championships,” says Martha Watts, CEO and Director of All STAT. Follow Kim’s career at http://www.kimshaw.com

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By Tom Suarez Tournament Director Hard Times Billiards

Well the Flu season has struck in Sacramento and a lot of the players including me got the bug. Most of the afflicted got over it within 7 days. Some weren’t so lucky. It took me 10 days to fully recoup and I missed my favorite weekend of the month. Lucky for Hard Times, Ken Shuman (National Head Referee for the BCA) filled in for me and ran a flawless tournament. Thanks Ken. The One Pocket event had 33 players with a $960 pot for the prize fund. Billy Palmer and Tony Billy Palmer Melindez ended up splitting the top two spots because of the late time and a waiting list that was itching to pay the retail time for tables. The 9 Ball event had 42 players and $1350 in the pot for prize money. It had been a long time since Chris MacDonald had finished first in this event and he did it with a tough mach against local player Jeff Gregory. Our weekly Line tournament has become very popular. The format is to seed all the players by skill, With the top players on table number 1 and lower ranked players on tables 2, 3, 4 and on down to table 16, where the lowest skilled players compete. If you win a match on table 5 your next match is on table 4. If you lose the match on table 5 your next match is on table 6. This tournament has a time limit. 21/2 hour. Everyone plays one game (8 ball one week 9 ball the next) and report their win. When all the matches have completed, a new round starts. There can be as many as 15 rounds of 9 ball and whoever has the most wins get 1st place. Ties will split. If two players tie for the most amounts of wins, they will split 1st and 2nd place money. It there are 8 places to be paid out, and 8 people tie for the most wins, they all split the entire pot. First Saturday of the Month One Pocket results Feb 3rd, 2007 1st $300 2nd $200 Billy Palmer and Tony Melindez 3rd $140 Roger Estelle 4th $100 Trevor Smith 5/6 $70 Chris MacDonald and Don Armstrong 7/8 $40 Craig Odem and John Henderson First Sunday of the Month 9 Ball results Feb 4th, 2007 1st $375 Chris MacDonald 2nd $250 Jeff Gregory 3rd $180 Carl Wilson 4th $125 Mike S. 5/6 $100 Roger Estelle and Dave Rodden 7/8 $75 Tommy Soria and Robert Aldana 9/12 $40 Damien Overton, Jeff H., Jim Fabionar


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Canada Rules in Juan de Fuca Tournament and Cathy Gamble twice in the Three Canadian couples finals. Eddie Mataya won the came to play in the Juan de Fuca regular Saturday night tournament Mixed Scotch Doubles 8 Ball by beating Ivan Doty twice at the Tournament to try their luck. When end. Glenn Atwell got 3rd and Cathy the tournament was over it wasn’t Gamble 4th. In the Friday night luck that won the day. Those 3 blind draw warm up, Matt Bryan and couples took first, second and third Kim Hole came through the loser against a star studded field of 25 bracket to beat Eddie Mataya and couples. Gord Gervais and Brenda Melissa Rushton. Willis took home the $1000 first 1st $1000 Gord Gervais, prize by going through the Brenda Willis tournament undefeated. In fact no 2nd $620 Blair and Regene (l to r) Andrea Wilson, Larry Wilson, Brenda Willis, Gord Gervais one got more than 3 games in any Wentzell Regene Wentzell, Blair Wentzell, Canadians all match with them in the race to five 3rd $380 Larry and Andrea format. Blair and Regene Wentzell (spelled with a zed) took 2nd and Wilson Larry and Andrea Wilson took 3rd. Gord and Brenda got to the point by 4th $230 Eddie Mataya, Cindy Sliva beating Pat and Cathy Gamble 5-3, JD and Andy Ruth 5-3, Brad 5-6 $140 Brad Weatherbee, Pam Carraway Weatherbee and Pam Carraway 5-1 and Matt Bryan and Chelsey Davis Matt Bryan, Chelsey Davis 5-3. In the point match they played Blair and Regene and outlasted them 7-8 $90 Dave Secord, Natalie Seal 5-3. In the finals Gord and Brenda beat Blair and Regene 5-2 to take Ford, Bernie Foster home the $1000 top prize. Blair and Regene had an opening round bye 2nd Chance tournament before beating Todd Marsh and Julie Valdez 5-3, Glenn Atwell and Linda 1st $180 Glenn Atwell, Linda Carter Carter 5-3 and then beating Larry and Andrea Wilson 5-1. They played 2nd $100 Pat and Cathy Gamble Larry and Andrea Wilson again in the sportsman’s bracket final, beating 3rd $40 Kevin Fong, Melissa Rushton them 5-3 before being sent home by Gord and Brenda. Larry and Andrea Warm up tournament Wilson beat their namesakes, Larry and Andrea Maes in their first match 1st $80 Matt Bryan, Kim Hole 5-2, Dave Secord and Natalie Seal 5-0, and Ford and Bernie Foster 5-2 2nd $60 Eddie Mataya, Melissa Rushton before losing to Blair and Regene. They then beat Eddie Mataya and 3rd $40 Mike Jensen, Carl Olson Cindy Sliva 5-1. Eddie and Cindy after losing their second match to Brad 4th $20 Ivan Doty, Alvin and Pam 5-1 came back strong and beat Marvin Seal and Mary Olson, beat JD and Andy 5-2, Glenn and Linda 5-1, Ford and Bernie 5-0 and Lynnwood & Lakewood Matt and Chelsey 5-3 before losing to Larry and Andrea. 731 West Lake Ave N The 8 couple 2nd Chance Seattle, WA tournament saw Glenn and Linda Mon: $5 Game Room Night lose their first match then they from 5 PM to close came all the way back to beat Pat all video games, for one flat fee 19926 Hwy 99 - Lynnwood, WA Tues: Texas Holdem Poker at 6 PM Wed: 9-Ball at 7:30PM $7 entry 100% ADDED Fri/Sat: Club J with a DJ, Dancing, and NO COVER Sun: S.I.N. Night Work in the hospitality industry? Bring Custom Cues down a paycheck stub Billiard Lamps 19926 Hwy 99 or ID badge to prove it, Lynnwood, WA Darts & Accessories spend $20 or more on 1-800-605-4140 anything in the house Air Hockey & Foosball Lakewood Cinema Plaza and receive free pool Professional Recovery 2510 South 84th St from 8-close Lakewood, WA & Moving 1-800-707-2390 from: Bill Henderson

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League Operators California Bakersfield: Show Me the Money Dave Nunley 661-863-0193 North Hollywood: Two of a Kind Gibbi Tkatch 818.509.1839 Palmdale: High Desert Classic Travel 8 Joe Moore 661-264-3779 Concord: Diablo Valley Pool Tina Mendoza 510.861.0812 Idaho Inland NW ACS - Jackie Clark jc9ball@icehouse.net Nevada The Money League Dan Gai 702-838-4215 Oregon Central Oregon ACS: Kelly Reynolds (Bend) cowboykel@coinet.com 541.420.4511 Lane County: Georgia Cassle gaceug@peoplepc.com Medford/Grants Pass: Dan Burdick anbvending@earthlink.com Midnite Phoenix: Portland Jean Bartholomew Jean32@email.msn.com Judy Griffith 360.892.7454 SHORDUNSKI@aol.com Becky Mowdy (contact Judy Griffith) Niki Phillipi ninipipi3@hotmail.com Roseburg ACS: Dave Gerkin 541.673.1304 Willamette Valley ACS: Annie Gay anneth@comcast.net Washington Midnite Phoenix Olympia & Tacoma: Craig Arnold 360.704.9448 lasercue@comcast.net Midnite Phoenix Vancouver: Judy Griffith 360.892.7454 Puyallup: Western Washington ACS Doug Schulze 253.848.0277 California San Gabriel Valley: Marc Ong 626.285.2455 Oregon Salem: Randi Lee 503.362.0133 Southwest Oregon: R J & Wild Bill 541.582.0821 Oregon, Washington Portland, Vancouver: Merle & Boomer Humphries 503.243.6725 Washington Seattle: King County Gene Birkeland 425.644.9331 Snohomish: Sno-Co APA Jeff Lilleberg 206.276.2427 Lisa Lilleberg 206.818.8835 Spokane: John Wenglewski 509.327.2591 Tacoma: Pierce County Michelle Barkdoll 253.219.2130

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Oregon Albany: Mid-Valley BCA Bob Cook 541.760.8242 bcook@northstarsurveying.com Astoria: Lower Columbia BCA Nancy Nelson 503.325.2931 frrumpy2003@yahoo.com Bend: Central Oregon BCA Kelly Reynolds 541.420.4511 cowboykel@coinet.com Eugene: Emerald Valley BCA Darcy Williams-Moss 541.517.9816 darcy@lcpl.net Grants Pass: Players Club Danny Burdick 541.659.0467 anbvending@earthlink.net Lincoln City: Lincoln City BCA Roger Jones 541.994.9305 rogercjones50@hotmail.com Portland: Cascade Pool League Andrew Monstis / Sassy Campbell 503.252.4215 sharandrew@comcast.net Roseburg: Roseburg BCA League Bruce Deal 541.285.8542 janet.thomas@douglasesd.k12.or.us Salem: Cherry City BCA Shawn/Tracii Self 503.851.0365 trucntrac21@comcast.net Toledo: South Lincoln County Melvin White 541.336.9563 remdwhite@yahoo.com Oregon, Washington Northwest Players League League Op: Cindy Doty 360.577.0098 cinbad@ispwest.com Bend Div Mgr: Linda Knight 541-389-1093 Kennewick Div Mgr: Donna Totten 509-946-8636 Longview Div Mgr: Cadillac Island Casino Cindy Doty 360-577-0098 Portland Div Mgr: Sam’s Billiards Kimberly Engh 503-484-5542 Oregon City KC’s Midway Div Mgr: Mike & Kari Stevens 503-632-4189 Tigard Div Mgr: Breaktime Billiards Matt Bryan 970-563-9279 Vancouver Div Mgr: Big Al’s - Becky 360-944-6118 Joe & Kay Ruben 360-892-0250 Yakima Div Mgr: Pam & Tim Desmarais 509-469-0354 Washington Lynnwood: Sno-King BCA Pool League Mark Avlon 425.478.1598 mark@skbca.com Ocean Park: Lower Columbia Peninsula Division Don/Jenny Sheldon 360.665.4105 dkj@centurytel.net Olympia: Thurston County BCA Terry Ludwig 360.790.7139 terrymludwig@comcast.net Port Angeles: Juan de Fuca League Bill Henderson 360.452.3923 hendo@tenforward.com Puyallup: Western Washington BCA Pool League Doug Schulze 253.848.0277 Spokane: Inland BCA League Johnnie Landis 509.220.4255 inland_bca@msn.com Idaho Boise: Inglis Coin Mona Inglis 208.345.5305 Idaho Falls: Gays Music Mike Griggs 208.523.7774 Lewiston: C & B Music & Vending John Jordan 208.743.3248 Pocatello: Bannock Music Bruce McCaskill 208.232.4243 Salmon: Salmon River Amusement Bill Nemgar 208.756.4775 Twin Falls: Western Music & Vending Kevin Mahler 208.733.1212 Montana Bozeman: Rocky Mountain Gaming Don Lutes 406.586.9526 Helena: Century Gaming Chris Warren 406.442.7088 Lewistown: Native Son Amusement Stuart Armstrong 406.350.2204 Oregon Portland: Cascade Pool League Andrew Monstis 503.252.4215 sharandrew@msn.com

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Portland, OR

503-761-2622

SPORTS BAR & GRILL THURSDA Y: 9 Ball THURSDAY

7:00 pm

Valley rules - $5 entry Matching Pot

SUNDA Y: 8 Ball SUNDAY 6:00 pm

Valley rules - $5 entry Matching Pot 3663 Pacific Ave SE #D Olympia, WA

(360) 412-1330

Maggie O’T O’Toooles Pub & Grub

Mon: 9-Ball at 7PM Thurs: 8-Ball at 7PM $5 entry - “B” Players Only House adds 100% 6006 100th St SW Lakewood, WA

www.maggieotooles.com

253-584-3278

Halftime

Bar & Grill

7115 NE Hazel Dell - Vancouver,WA

360-694-3114 Mon: Sun:

8-Ball Open at 7PM $5 entry - Added Money Blind Draw Scotch Doubles at 6PM - $5 entry Added money 16+ players


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Cascade Pool League Results

Champions 2006 - 2007 Cheetah Division Panther Division Magnum Force Pool Gods Kurt Hamm Joe Stanisiewski Sean Stevenson Harold Gilman Dan Rodriguez Benjamin Sickles Bill Ruddick Cecil Pickett Chris Gattman Tim Leslie Ron Ok Loren Taylor Pastimes Dukes Runners Up 2006 - 2007 Cheetah Division Panther Division Brand X Disco Boogie Chris Nall Karen Disciascio Dave Black Pete Disciascio Jr Henry Rico Pete Disciascio Sr Dane Lovell Dan Lita Bill Canfield Matt Jacoby Johnny McCarty Pastimes 39th St Pub MVP Cheetah Division Panther Division Sean Stevenson Jeff Leiss Susan Millhollin Lynda Fanning

March 2007

Lynx Division Excalibur Paul Chang Tony Newman Duey Bennett Mark Edwards Willie Gin Tom Griffin Rodders Pub & Grub

Cougar Division High 5 Rick Kuykendall John Jacobs Herb Johnson Jake Morin Doug Poczynek

Ocelot Division Down & Out Steve Copher Gene Copher Brian Bailey John Martin Tony Dunlap

South Coast Division Silver Dollar George Reilly Chuck Zednik Rick Couch Randy Baker Carlos Rodriguez

Pub 181

Dukes

Silver Dollar

Lynx Division Dawg Pound Squigz Zuniga Cody Johnson Louie Ortega Bob Barney Charles Crowell

Ocelot Division Ape-Like Leviathons Eugene Gee John Lewis Tom Goulter Monte Lilienthal Kenny Christiansen Larry Gee Station 66

South Coast Division Quarterdeck Byron Dille’ Sid Usher Tim Fox Les Brown John Hickman

Rodders Pub & Grill

Cougar Division Tony’s Tigers Don Morse Tony Counts Mike Norris Dave Medlin Bill Meyer Dan Rohlfing Pub 181

Lynx Division Aaron Curti Kim Allen

Cougar Division Herb Johnson Bonnie Jones

Ocelot Division John Lewis Jennifer Windell

South Coast Division Bobby Charitar N/A

Special Feats Cheetah Division Panther Division Lynx Division Cougar Division 50 Point Sets Dan Rodriguez-5 Larry Cundiff-3 Duey Bennett-3 Herb Johnson-6 Most Points Mickey Mixon- 621 Jim Knappenberger-527 Aaron Curti-503 Herb Johnson-633 Top Game Win % Dan Rodriguez-0.75 Harold Gilman 0.73 Tony Newman 0.80 Kevin Aird 0.73 Top rating % Sean Stevenson 10.42 Harold Gilman 10.59 Tony Newman 10.47 Herb Johnson-10.64 Most ERO’s Herny Rico-6 Bob Bellamy-5 Mark Edwards-8 Tony-Herb -5 Most Ten Zips Herny Rico-4 Bellamy-Taylor-5 Mark Edwards-7 Tony-Jake -7 Most Games Won Mickey Mixon-53 Jeff Leiss-45 Aaron Curti- 42 Herb Johnson-57 Best Captain Starla Mixon Alex Hargand Paul Chang Don Morse Special Awards Most Improved Cain Smith Cascade Pool League Super Sub 2006-7 Dale Goeden 5-Year Perfect Attendance Jackets “Tim Leslie, John Lewis (Loren Taylor, Gift Certificate)”

Ocelot Division Eugene Gee-6 Eugene Gee-641 Eugene Gee-0.84 Eugene Gee-10.77 John Lewis-7 John Lewis-7 Eugene Gee-58 Jennifer Windell

Cascade Pool League Top Gun 2006-7 Man Cascade Pool League Top Gun 2006-7 Woman 1st Team All League Men Herb Johnson John Lewis Jake Morin Gene Gee Tony Counts Top10 PTS (600 club) Gee 641 Johnson 633 Mixon 621 Stevenson sub 620 Lewis 610 50’s Johnson 6 Gee 6 Finney 5 Rodriguez 5 Counts 4 Dorton 4 Lewis 4 Morin 4 Kuykendall 4

Quarterdeck

Games% Gee 83% Johnson 81% Newman 80% Lewis 79% Ok 78% Bennett 78% 10 Zips Edwards 7 Counts 7 Morin 7 Bennett 6 Curti 6 Lewis 6 Johnson 6 Horton 5 Bernasconi 5

South Coast Division Bobby Charitar-3 Randy Baker-532 Randy Baker-0.80 N/A Bobby Charitar-10 N/A Randy Baker-48 John Chaplin

Herb Johnson & Eugene Gee Bonnie Jones Women Bonnie Jones Linda Smith Robin Patrick-Fleming Shannon Norton Debra Woynowski

ERO’s Edwards 8 Gin 7 Curti 6 Bernasconi 6 Rico 6 Lewis 6 Bennett 5 Horton 5 Bellamy 5 C.Johnson 5 Counts 5 H.Johnson 5 Stevenson 5

Games Gee 58 Johnson 57 Lewis 55 Mixon 53 Stevenson 52 Rodriguez49 Jacobs 49 Morin 49 Kuykendall 49 Counts 47

Royal Bear

5429 100th St SW

35731 West Valley Hwy - Algona, WA

Lakewood, WA

253-833-6686 Sun 9-Ball/Mon & Thurs 8-Ball Entry $5+$3 g.f. House matches the pot

Sign up 7 pm - Start 8 pm $1 Taco Thursdays Tequila & Corona Specials

our Happy H -6 pm 3 ri Mon - F

(corner of 100th & Bridgeport)

253-584-1919 3 Pool Tables Pool Leagues Saturday Night 8-Ball $5 entry - BCA Rules Double Elimination - Starts 7PM House matches the pot


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March 2007

Great Food Pool Darts Games Pull Tabs Cocktails

All times are Pacific Coast Time - Add one hour for Mtn Time These schedules have been provided by ESPN. These are tentative dates and are subject to change

Classic 253-946-9734

31216 PACIFIC HY. S. FEDERAL WAY, WA

Karaoke Thurs thru Sat with Seth Bates and Friends

Come Join The Fun!!!

Kodiak’s

7601 Evergreen Way-Everett, WA

425-347-6659 Sun (4:30 PM) & Wed (7:30PM) 8-Ball $3 entry - “B” & Below - DE Monday (7:30PM) Open 8-Ball $5 entry - Vegas Rules - DE

150% Added to all

McQ’s Billiards

& Sports Bar 9614 E Sprague Spokane WA (509) 891-8357

April 1 4-1 5, 2007 14-1 4-15, 9-Ball Open Entry $50+$10 green fee Texas Express Double Elimination $4,000 Guarantee Payout w/minimum 54 players

Doors open 9am - Starts 10 am

May 5-6, 2007 9-Ball Class B

Entry $35+$5 green fee Texas Express Double Elimination $2,800 Guarantee Payout w/minimum 54 players

Doors open 9am - Starts 10 am Play on 9’ Gold Crowns Questions call Nita Saddler (509) 891-8357

Pool Player Rates: Quality Inn Resv. 509-928-5218 or 800-777-7355

Great Daily Food Specials Weekly TTournament ournament ues 9-Ball ournamentss Mon/T Mon/Tues Thurs 8-Ball entry $5+$2 $100 ADDED w/16+ players (min $50) Tournaments start at 7:30PM

03-01-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Texas Hold’Em Billiards Morris vs Deuel 03-02-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Texas Hold’Em Billiards Archer vs Owen 03-03-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Texas Hold’Em Billiards Archer vs Owen 03-03-2007 8:00 am 1993 Pro Tour Championship 03-04-2007 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 2004 Women’s Trick Shot Magic Lee vs Jones Laurance vs Ng Lee vs Laurance 03-04-2007 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2005 Women’s Trick Shot Magic A. Fisher vs Hopkins Hofstatter vs Laurance A. Fisher vs Laurance 03-04-2007 4:00 pm 2005 Men’s Trick Shot Magic Nikolaidis vs Pelinga 03-06-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Enjoypool.Com Men’s 9-Ball Souquet vs Reyes 03-07-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Enjoypool.Com Men’s 9-Ball Souquet vs Archer 03-08-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Enjoypool.Com Women’s 9-Ball

Ouschan vs Thornfeldt 03-09-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Enjoypool.Com Wmn’s 9-Ball

Ouschan vs Fisher 03-10-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions Archer vs Manalo 03-10-2007 8:00 am 1993 Pro Tour Championship 03-11-2007 8:00 am 1994 Challenge of Champions 03-13-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions Hohmann vs Chao 03-14-2007 11:00 pm 2006 Int’l Challenge of Champions Archer vs Hohmann 03-15-2007 11:00 pm 2005 BCA Open 9-Ball Corr vs Laurance 03-16-2007 11:00 pm 2005 BCA Open 9-Ball Corr vs A. Fisher

Log Cabin Pub & Eatery

2719 E Valley Hwy E-Sumner, WA No Listings for March

253-863-2905

POOL TOURNAMENTS

03-31-2007 1:00 pm 2006 WPBA Great Lakes Classic A. Fisher vs Villereal 04-08-2007 12:00 pm 2007 WPBA Carolina Classic 04-08-2007 1:00 pm 2007 WPBA Carolina Classic 04-08-2007 2:00 pm 2007 WPBA Carolina Classic

Classic

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03-17-2007 11:00 pm 2005 BCA Open 9-Ball Immonen vs Hohmann 03-17-2007 8:00 am 1993 Pro Tour Championship 03-20-2007 11:00 pm 2005 BCA Open 9-Ball Hohmann vs Archer 03-21-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Int’l Challenge of Champ. Chao vs Feijen 03-22-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Int’l Challenge of Champ. Engert vs Owen 03-23-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Int’l Challenge of Champ. Chao vs Engert 03-24-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Skins Billiards Cham. Basavich vs Souquet 03-24-2007 8:00 am 1994 Challenge of Champ. 03-25-2007 8:00 am 1994 Challenge of Champ. 03-27-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Skins Billiards Champ. Archer vs Sambajon 03-28-2007 11:00 pm 2005 Skins Billiards Champ. Sambajon vs Basavich 03-29-2007 11:00 pm 2005 UPA Pro Tour Champ. 03-30-2007 11:00 pm 2005 UPA Pro Tour Champ. 03-31-2007 11:00 pm 2005 UPA Pro Tour Championship 03-31-2007 8:00 am 1994 Pbt U.S. Open 9-Ball

Tues & Sat

Live Music Fri & Sat

Gr eat F ood Great Food March 10, 2007 Mixed Doubles Limit 24 Teams Entry $20-Starts 11am

$100 Added

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(916) 368-8800 HOURS: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2 am Sun: Noon - Midnight

5 - Diamond Professional Tables 1 - 9’ Billiards Table with Simonis 860 Cloth-Aramith Super Pro Balls - Red Dot Cue Ball

Food Beverages Darts Video Games 17 T able s Table ables Wed 9-Ball: C & below $5 entry - 7:30PM - Break Pot Thurs 9-Ball: B & below $5 entry - 7:30PM - Break Pot Sun 8-Ball: $5 entry - 7:00PM


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WASHINGTON POOL TOURNAMENTS

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Algona Bellingham Everett Federal Way Kennewick Lakewood Lynnwood Marysville Puyallup Sedro Woolley Snohomish Spokane Vancouver Vancouver Tuesdays Bellingham Everett Lakewood Oroville Shoreline Spokane Spokane Sumner Wednesdays Everett Longview Monroe Renton Seattle Sumner Tacoma Thursdays Algona Bellevue Bellingham Lynnwood Federal Way Fircrest Lakewood Olympia Puyallup Spokane Vancouver Fridays Everett Federal Way Longview Okanogan Renton Spokane Tacoma Saturdays Bellingham Federal Way Kennewick Lakewood Lynnwood Okanogan Renton Renton Spokane Sumner Vancouver Vancouver Sundays Algona Bellingham Everett Lakewood Longview Lynnwood Okanogan Olympia Oroville Tacoma Vancouver

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION LOCATION Royal Bear Kendrick’s Kodiak’s Tall Timbers Classic Island Maggie O’Toole’s 13th Ave Pub J R’s Steakhouse & Bar Summit Pub Cues-N-Brews Jake’s Old Inn McQ’s Halftime Spot Bar & Grill Quarterback Pub P C Pub Longhorn Saloon Pastime Tavern Dr Cues 7th Rail McQ’s Log Cabin Kodiak’s Cadillac Island J R Phinickey’s Mike’s Place Jillian’s Sharkey’s City Lights Royal Bear Mustard Seed Quarterback Pub Daverthumps Vintage Charley’s Maggie O’Toole’s Frankie’s Nifty’s McQ’s Spot Bar & Grill P C’s Pub Time Out Alehouse Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail City Lights Quarterback Pub Time Out Alehouse Classic Island Schooners 13th Ave Pub The Club Mike’s Place Mike’s Place 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Studio 704 Royal Bear Quarterback Pub Kodiak’s Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island Uncle Jack’s The Club Frankie’s Pastime Tavern City Lights Halftime

PHONE (253) 833-6686 (360) 738-0405 (425) 347-6659 (253) 952-2302 (509) 460-7203 (253) 584-3278 (425) 742-7871 (360) 658-7747 (253) 536-1588 (360) 855-2263 (360) 568-7835 (509) 891-8357 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110 (360) 647-8132 (425) 258-9465 (253) 581-2580 (509) 476-9974 (206) 365-1187 (509) 325-7751 (509) 891-8357 (253) 863-2905 (425) 347-6659 (360) 957-0065 (360) 794-6026 (425) 255-9213 (206) 223-0300 (253) 863-0742 (253) 383-3301 (253) 833-6686 (425) 603-9001 (360) 647-8132 (425) 774-6573 (253) 835-1468 (253) 564-9454 (253) 584-3278 (360) 412-1330 (253) 531-8202 (509) 891-8357 (360) 256-1110 (425) 258-9465 (253) 838-0086 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (509) 325-7751 (253) 383-3301 (360) 647-8132 (253) 838-0086 (509) 460-7203 (253) 584-1919 (425) 742-7871 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (360) 256-1110 (360) 693-1317 (253) 833-6686 (360) 647-8132 (425) 347-6659 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (425) 640-5474 (509) 422-1907 (360) 412-1330 (509) 476-9974 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Open Vegas Rules 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 9-Ball Open 9-Ball “B” Only 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball 8-Ball - Limit 32 Money Shoot Qualifier 9 Ball - Texas Express 8-Ball Open 8 Ball - Ladies Only Texas Holdem’ Poker 9-Ball 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Draw Partner 9-Ball Limit 32 “Torture” Tournament 9 Ball - Texas Express 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Vegas Rules 8 Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 9 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B only Limit 16 Texas Holdem’ Poker 8-Ball Open 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball “B” Only 9 Ball - Valley 8-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - BCA Modified 8 Ball - B & below 8-Ball 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball Texas Holdem’ Poker 8-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Slop Pool 8-Ball B & below 9-Ball Texas Holdem’ Poker 8-Ball B & below 9-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls

9-Ball Open 9-Ball 8 Ball - Valley 8-Ball 8 Ball - Vegas Rules Blind Draw Scotch Dbls

ENTR Y ENTRY $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $3 Call $5 $5 $5 $10 $1 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $3 $5+$1 $5 $5 $7 $5 $5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 Call $5+$2 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $3 $5+3 g.f. Call $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $2 $5 $5+$3 g.f. Call $3 $5 $5+$1 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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ADDED 100% 150% 100% ($100 max) $200 w/20 100% 100% 100% 50% $50 50% $50 min. $$$ $2/player CASH Payout 100% Pays 75% field Break Pot $20 $50 min. Matching 150% Matching 100% 100% w/16 100% Matching 100% 100% up to $100 CASH Payout Matching to 32 $$$ Matching 100% Matching 100% w/16+ $50 min. $3/player 100% 50% $200 100% w/16 Matching 100% CASH Payout 50% Matching 100% $300 payout w/24 100% w/16 100% w/16 Matching Matching Meat Matching 100% CASH Payout 150% Pays 75% field Matching Matching Matching 100% $$$ w/16+

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 11:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 4:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 4:30PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 3:00PM 2:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM


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NV

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DA Y DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

CITY Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas

IDAHO

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Boise Meridian New Plymouth Tuesdays Hailey Moscow Nampa Wednesdays Moscow Twin Falls Thursdays Boise Fridays Lewiston Saturdays Moscow Nampa Sundays Pocatello

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS

LOCA TION LOCATION Pool Sharks Cue Club Cue Club Pool Sharks

PHONE (702) 222-1011 (702) 735-2884 (702) 735-2884 (702) 222-1011

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball 9 Ball D & E Players Tourny

ENTR Y ENTRY $10 $10 $10 $5

ADDED

TIME 8:00PM 6:30PM 6:30PM 7:00PM

LOCA TION LOCATION The Pocket New Frontier Double Diamond Mint Night Club Mingles Woodshed Mingles The Pocket The Pocket Shooters Mingles Woodshed Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 888-9034 (208) 278-9282 (208) 481-1009 (208) 882-2050 (208) 467-7952 (208) 882-2050 (208) 733-9676 (208) 375-2474 (208) 746-9240 (208) 882-2050 (208) 467-7952 (208) 232-9347

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

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

ADDED

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

$25 w/16+ $30-$40 Matching Matching

Results WEEKLY/MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS Family Billiards San Francisco, CA Thursday, February 15 44-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $320 Andi Iwan (37) 2nd $125 Forrest Roberts (69) 3rd $65 Masae Aitoku (65) William Soo (77) 5th $30 Elmer Diwa (82), Andre Girard (41), Allen Jones (64), Hidehito Matsubara (18)

Thursday, February 1 43-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $250 Billy Hart (68) 2nd $150 Efren Suarez (82) 3rd $70 Frank Giordano (59) W. Van Alst (33) 5th $35 Eric De Mesa (107), James To (49), Ei Aoki (77), Alex Bradley (74)

Monday, February 12 20-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $175 Donnie Perea (46) 2nd $90 Rylan Hartnett (76) 3rd $25 Alex Bradley (74) Rafael Cuyugan (61) 5th $0 Allen Jones (64), Brian Theberge (80), Chris French (38), Eric De Mesa (105)

Monday, January 29 42-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $480 Reid Stensrud (64) 2nd $240 Mitch Galbreath (64) 3rd $120 Elmer Diwa (85) Rylan Hartnett (77) 5th $0 Rene Gomez (38), Martin Alaniz (34), Bill Lee (61), Jonny Warren (82)

Thursday, February 8 39-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $225 Mary Rakin (80) 2nd $125 Donnie Perea (46) 3rd $70 Brian Theberge (80) Reid Stensrud (67) 5th $30 Elmer Diwa (81), James To (49), Roberto Hernandez (72), Pierre Benitomako (35) Monday, February 5 26-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $200 Doug Whaley (118) 2nd $100 William Soo (76) 3rd $55 Jimmy Qu (23) Jimmy Yee (49) 5th $0 Patty West (48), Elmer Diwa (84), John Hayes (34), Anthony Pancharoen (87)

Thursday, January 25 55-player USPPA 9-ball $200 added by breakpot kitty. 1st $675 Mary Rakin (80) 2nd $340 Ei Aoki (77) 3rd $170 Kevin McLaughlin (99) Daniel Rakin (106) 5th $25 Colin Mazaika (117), Pierre Benitomako (36), Hanh Chung (147), Ray Antonio (55) Monday, January 22 35-player USPPA 9-ball 1st $225 Billy Palmer (158) 2nd $125 Frank Giordano (59) 3rd $50 Elmer Diwa (85) Forrest Roberts (65) 5th $25 Mary Rakin (80), Tim Flaherty (53), Donnie Perea (47), Tom Lee (41)

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San Francisco, CA NPL Handicap 9-ball, February 10 18 players 1st $120 Alberto Ramirez (80) 2nd $60 James To (34) 3rd $30 Jimmy Qu (30) Allen Jones (53) 5th $20 Brian Theberge (65) We had five in the money and the composite rating of the final four was 49. NPL Handicap 9-ball, Saturday, February 3 8 players 1st $70 Fred Jones (52) 2nd $40 Alberto Ramirez (79) 3rd $0 Jeff Fresnoza (33) W. Van Alst (15)

Lynnwood, WA Here are the results for the 1st Saturday of every month 9-ball & 8-ball February 3rd 9-ball: 32 players Total purse: $890 1 $300 J D 2 $200 Raul 3 $130 Val 4 $100 Randy C 5/6 $50 L T, Sean L 7/8 $30 Pat G, Rocky 8-ball: 25 players Total purse: $710 1 $225 Pat G 2 $150 Raul 3 $100 Val 4 $75 Sean L 5/6 $50 Dave T, Kathy G 7/8 $30 L T, Larry D

Handicap 8-ball, Wednesday, January 31 $200 added by Palacade 20 players 1st $230 Alberto Ramirez (A) 2nd $160 Allen Lalic (B) 3rd $100 Dante Rakin Sr. (A) 4th $50 Jeff Fresnoza (D) 5/6 $25 Rene Gomez (C) Leonardo Flores (B) 7/8 $0 Duke Obaob (A) Jonny Warren (A)

Tuesday Feb 6th 9 ball Line 1st $90 Mark Hansen 2nd $50 Austin Murphy 3rd $35 Josh C. 4/5 $30 Chip, Braden Murphy Wednesday Feb 7th “B” 1st $95 DR 2nd $50 Patrick Rhea 3/4 $20 DER, Eric Stanley 5-8 $10 Jon Butler, Matt Sanders, Levi Lustado, Rex Thursday Feb 8th USPPA 1st $75 Don Armstrong 2nd $35 Razaldi Rosaluna 3-4 $20 Patrick Rhea Austin Nesbit Sunday Feb 11th 9 ball 1st $200 Damien Overton 2nd $140 Robert Aldana 3rd $100 Trevor Smith 4th $70 Jeff Gregory 5-6 $45 Razaldi Rosaluna Dan Ruzzo 7-8 $30 Jermaine Lazaga Art Valencia

Tuesday Feb 13th 8 Ball Line 1st $90 Eric Stanley 2nd $85 (tie) Sterling McKay and Patrick Rhea 4th $20 (tie) Austin Nesbit, Tony Fustino and Janet Wednesday Feb 14th “B” 1st $60 Larry Basalo 2nd $35 Patrick Rhea 3-4 $20 Levi Lustado Dan K. 5-8 $10 Austin Nesbit, Sterling MaKay, Brandon Lewis, Robert Thursday Feb 15th USPPA 1st $75 Tony Fustino 2nd $40 Austin Murphy 3-4 $20 Jeff Gregory Eric Stanley Sunday Feb 18th 9 ball 1st $200 Damien Overton 2nd $140 Jeff Gregory 3rd $100 Robert Aldana 4th $70 Carl Wilson 5-6 $45 Larry Basalo Taylor Townsend 7-8 $30 Dave Rodden Ken P Tuesday Feb 20th 9 Ball 1st $185 (tie) Matt Sanders, Jon Butler, Mike E. 4th $55 (tie) Bob R, Mark Hansen, Eric Stanley Wednesday Feb 21st “B” 1st $100 Mike Z 2nd $55 Tyler Tallant 3-4 $20 Neo and Mark Belisle 5-8 $10 Brian T, Eric Stanley, WOK, Zack Thursday Feb 22nd USPPA 17 players 1st $60 Don Armstrong 2nd $30 Jon Butler 3-4 $15 Brian LaFlamme Razaldi Rosaluna

NPL Handicap 9-ball, January 27 18-players FRANCISCO PALMA SNAPS IN HIS SECOND $500 9-BALL 1st - $160: Mary Rakin (66) 2nd - $80: Fred Jones (50) 3rd - $45: Alberto Ramirez (79) & Perry Rodgers (60) 5th - $0: Allen Jones (56)

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

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Bellflower Sacramento

PHONE (562) 867-7733 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (408) 266-7665 (925) 725-3900 (760) 951-2800 (510) 652-9808 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (619) 583-6361 (408) 266-7665 (650) 965-3100 (916) 368-8800 (916) 332-8798 (619) 583-6361 (415) 585-6800 (408) 266-7665 (562) 867-7733 (916) 368-8800 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (408) 266-7665 (408) 739-7665 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (408) 739-7665 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (916) 368-8800 (916) 332-8798

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball USPPA Handicapped 9-Ball B USPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 8 Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball - ‘C’ & below 9 Ball ‘B’ & below-Limit 32 8-Ball B 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball - ‘B’ & below 9-Ball 9 Ball USPPA USPPA Seniors 50+ (last Thurs) 8/9 Ball Alternating 9-Ball USPPA NPL NPL 8-Ball B & C players 9-Ball Open 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 8-Ball 9 Ball Open

ENTR Y ENTRY $15 $5 $20 $5 $15 $7 $15 $10 $12 $5-$15 $12 (2 Brk Pots) $16 $20 $5 $5 $10 $10 $7 $10 $5 $12 $10 $20 $10 $10 $12 $20 $20 $10 $15 $20 $5 $15

ADDED

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LOCA TION LOCATION Hard Times Jointed Cue Family Billiards CueTopia Crown Billiards Gary’s Victor Billiards Broken Rack CA Billiard Club Shooters Jointed Cue College Billiards CueTopia CA Billiard Club Diamond Billiards Hard Times College Billiards Billiards Palacade CueTopia Hard Times Diamond Billiards Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards CueTopia Lucky Shot Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Lucky Shot Hard Times CA Billiard Club Diamond Billiards Hard Times

$5/player to $150

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

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PHONE (406) 449-4997 (406) 285-9876 (406) 259-9865 (406) 259-9865 (406) 248-3314 (406) 257-9656 (406) 388-1811 (406) 259-9865 (406) 248-3314 (406) 782-3700 (406) 442-4279

EVENT / RULES 8 Ball Free Pool All Day 8 Ball-Victoria Secret Ladies 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 9 Ball 9-Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball Valley Rules

ENTR Y ENTRY $5

ADDED Matching

TIME 8:00PM

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Thursdays

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Sacramento San Diego San Francisco San Jose Bellflower Rancho Cordova

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March 2007 Dates, Times & Tournaments are subject to change without notice.

OREGON POOL TOURNAMENTS

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Albany Aloha Beaverton Boring Medford Portland Tigard Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Boring Medford Oregon City Portland Salem Tigard Wednesdays Boring Milwaukee Portland Tigard Troutdale Thursdays Aloha Boring Corvallis Portland Portland Portland Portland Tigard Vaneta Fridays Oregon City Salem Salem Tigard Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Portland Salem Sundays Aloha Oregon City Portland Portland Salem

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EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Open 9-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8 Ball (Paying top woman) USPPA 8-Ball BCA Rules Golf Snooker 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 8-Ball/9-Ball USPPA 8-Ball 9-Ball C & below 8-Ball B & below Mod. BCA 8-Ball Modified BCA 8-Ball/9-Ball Open Pool Tourny 9-Ball B & below Golf Snooker 8-Ball B & Below 9-Ball 9 Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Texas Express 8-Ball Double Elim. 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 9-Ball Open Mod. Tx Exp Golf Snooker 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 9-Ball with Break Pot 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 9 Ball-No Masters 8-Ball 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8 Ball-Fast Singles

ENTR Y ENTRY $5 $3-$10 S/L $6+$1 $5 $8 $7 incl. g.f. $10 $3 $6+$1 $5 $8 $5 $7 incl. g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $7 incl. g.f. $10 $3 $3-$10 S/L $5 $2 $3 $6 $6 $6 $5+$2 g.f. $3 $5 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $10 $6 $5 $5 $6 $6 $6 $5 $3-$6 S/L $5 $3M/$2W $10+$2 g.f. $5

ADDED $$$ $5/player $$$

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$5/player $$$ Match+$10 Matching $$$ $$$ $$$ $25 every 8 50% $75/1st w/16 $$$ $75/1st w/16 $75/1st $75/1st

w/16 w/16

$$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $5/player $75/1st w/16 $100 $$$

TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM Call 5:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM

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Kim

(continued from page 9)

Tivos for the upcoming semi-finals and finals matches from the most recent 2007 Carolina Classic where she defeated Allison Fisher 7-2 and Xioting Pan 7-6 (Can’t wait to see that one!). The tournament bracket can be found on the WPBA site. Her finals match against Xioting was her closest match. Congrats, Ga Young! Her swift and fluid style is a pleasure to watch and in one stroke, she pockets balls that take most of us minutes to decide on. Little did I know when I began this article that she would go on to win the next stop. When you have an opportunity to watch a champion in their element, it’s so artistic. It’s a true honor. Her composure while her opponent is at the table is commendable and her skills are highly admired. Watch out, Allison & Karen, Ga Young definitely proves her worthiness! Samm Diep-House Pro at Table Steaks East in Aurora, Colorado blog.SammsPocket.com See Ad page 3

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WPBA Announces Two New Venues; Improved Televised Coverage After several years in Albuquerque, N.M., the Women’s Professional Billiard Association will be holding its U.S. Open in Lincoln, Rhode Island. A new convention space is currently being added to Lincoln Park and when the WPBA arrives, it will only be four months old and ready for world-class billiard action. The second new venue will replace Peoria, Ill., where the Midwest Classic has been held. It will now be held at the Riverwind Casino located just outside of Oklahoma City. According to WPBA President Linda Chen, “This region of the country has a strong billiard community and the WPBA is excited about building a tradition in Oklahoma.” Chen reported in her January/February letter that the most significant change for the upcoming 2007 season will be how players and events “unfold on television.” All televised events in 2007 will be produced by Winnercomm, America’s largest independent sports production, program development, marketing services and sales representation company. Winnercomm supplies over 1,500 hours of programming annually to ESPN and 13 other national television networks, and has earned 13 Emmy Awards.

From the Work Bench

(continued from page 10)

drilling the holes for the #6 pockets. One of the tips of his drill came right through the top of the rail, and cut the pocket openings with an axe. We do have our work cut out for us on that one. We started on the rails and filled the pocket holes with glass resin filled with glass shards, cut the ends of the rail to get a square edge and glued on solid Rosewood pieces to match the grain. We then redrilled the holes to 7/8" and inserted brass sleeves. To solve the problem with the short rails we had to put on new setting strips, and patch in the worn places in the veneer. The corners on the legs are opening and the frame could use some help. We will cut the slate at a 45degree and put in the old wood block shaped correctly as that age table would have had. Just as we got a handle on this one a table from Southern California came in missing The glued parts coming apart. In the days all the veneer. Some expert stripped when these tables were made animal glue the veneer off, and coated it with was all there was and it was water soluble many coats of varnish. no matter how long it was in use From the pix you can see how Brunswick made their legs. They are random cut 8/4 popular Pieces edge glued. On the better tables it was veneer on both sides but on the lesser tables just the outside surface was veneered letting the moisture attack the inside bond so the inner surface expands and cracks appear on the edges of the legs. The table belonging to the McKeevers in Sun River had the outside veneer removed also therefore the only thing holding the legs together was the nails in the foot and top cap. We removed them and reglued the parts ran them through the jointer to smooth the surfaces and make them flat. We do have an 8" long bed jointer so that was easy. We then resurfaced them with 1/8 “ Cherry ply witch is equal to the triple band system that Brunswick used. The legs will take 40 man hours but will be as good as new. We are still in the learning mode and are always open to the next suggestion or lesson to learn. Next month we will keep you posted on our progress. If you have any questions or suggestions you can reach me at Mrpoollsr@comcast.net or my cell phone 503-313-8646


March 2007

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

An unique second-Sunday-of-the-

Bob Zack

month Straight Pool tournament was held at Sam’s Billiards February 11, adjusting for the grand opening of the upstairs at Sam’s on the first Sunday of February. Despite the shift in schedule, 15 players participated, including Wayne Milke, Scott Robinson, and Greg Lawyer from Goldendale, Washington. In one group Wayne

beat Sam Rabito; Sam beat Bob Zack, but Bob still advanced to the finals on points. In another group Bill Bradford beat Rick Levine; Rick beat Rob Plaisance; but Rob beat Bill and advanced to finals on points. In the finals Paul Lamar and Willie Gin fell to Bob Zack, who finished with a run of 44 on his last turn at the table to take first place and the high run prize. The final results were as follows: 1st $70 Bob Zack 2nd $50 Willie Gin 3rd $35 Paul Lemar 4th $20 Rob Plaisance High Run: 44 - Bob Zack Next month we’re back on track with the first Sunday of the month, March 4. As always, tables are open at 10 a.m. with the tournament starting at 11 a.m. Hope to see you there.

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21st Dawson Memorial

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from: Teresa Brown

Held at the Oasis Bar & 1st National Bar February 9-11, 2007 - Pocatello, ID Ladies 8 Ball 1st $440 Janet Dunks, Butte, MT 2nd $300 Pat Hokanson, Pocatello, ID 3rd $210 Brandie Samuelson, Pocatello, ID 4th $142 Colleen Johns, Layton, UT 5th $74 Jennifer Rodriguez, Pocatello, ID Jo Pratt, Pocatello, ID 7th $40 DeAnn Littleyoungman, Idaho Falls, ID file photo Mary Assmus, Butte, MT Janet Dunks Men’s 8-Ball 1st $970 Damian Pongpanik, Salt Lake City, UT 2nd $685 Ace Brown, Ogden, UT 3rd $470 Shane Shumaker, Pocatello, ID 4th $345 Tim Joseph, Pocatello, ID 5th $225 Tony Ruhl, Idaho Falls, ID Rick Johns, Layton, UT 7th $110 Russ Newbold, Pocatello, ID Chase McAllister, Blackfoot, ID 9th $80 Dave Wilkes, Pocatello, ID John Beamis, Ogden, UT file photo Bill Karn, Pocatello, ID Damian Pongpanik Nick Guyman, Pocatello, ID 9-Ball 1st $667 Dave Wilkes, Pocatello, ID 2nd $482 Tim Joseph, Pocatello, ID 3rd $302 Mike Kushian, Salt Lake City, UT 4th $180 John Beamis, Ogden, UT 5th $52 Ace Brown, Ogden, UT / Nick Guyman, Pocatello, ID The top 2 Women Finishers 1st $100 Tare Foster, Idaho Falls, ID 2nd $50 Susan Shinn, Idaho Falls, ID


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CITY Butte, MT Tigard, OR Lynnwood, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellevue, WA Portland, OR Billings, MT Bozeman, MT Mtn View, CA Lincoln City, OR Billings, MT Libby, MT Great Falls, MT Lynnwood, WA Portland, OR Tigard, OR Sacramento, CA Oak Harbor, WA Shelton, WA Fairview, MT Great Falls, MT Longview, WA Vancouver, WA Lynnwood, WA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Great Falls, MT Salem, OR Portland, OR Tigard, OR Butte, MT Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Salem, OR Vancouver, WA Spokane, WA Twin Falls, ID Portland, OR Lakewood, WA Tigard, OR Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Lewistown, MT Longview, WA San Francisco, CA Tigard, OR Spokane, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Billings, MT Bozeman, MT Tigard, OR Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA

LOCA TION LOCATION Mr Eds (See ad p6) Break Time (See ad p14) Uncle Jacks (See ad p13) Hard Times (See ad p9) Hard Times (See ad p9) NWPA (See ad p11) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p21) Eagles Lodge (See ad p25) Eagles #326 (See ad p27) CA Billiard Club (See ad p13) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Kings Korner (See ad p22) Tom Scott Mem (See ad p10) 8-Ball In (See ad p36) Daverthumps (See ad p11) Greek Village (See ad p33) Break Time (See ad p14) Jointed Cue (See ad p26) American Legion (See ad Feb) Pacific ACS (See ad Feb) Water Hole #3 (See ad p8) Prospector (See ad p24) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p15) Uncle Jacks (See ad p13) Family Billiards (See ad p30) Billiard Palacade (See ad p13) 8-Ball In (See ad p24) NWPA (See ad p11) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p21) Break Time (See ad p14) Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) Hard Times (See ad p9) Hard Times (See ad p9) 1st National (See ad p5) 1st National (See ad p5) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p15) McQ’s (See ad p27) The Pocket (See ad p4) Nite Hawk (See ad p16) Full Splice (See ad p16) Break Time (See ad p14) CA Billiard Club (See ad p13) Billiard Palacade (See ad p13) MCMOA (See ad p24) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Family Billiards (See ad p30) Break Time (See ad p14) McQ’s (See ad p27) Hard Times (See ad p9) Hard Times (See ad p9) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 21) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Kings Korner (See ad p22) Eagles #326 (See ad p27) Break Time (See ad p14) CA Billiard Club (See ad p13) Family Billiards (See ad p30) Billiard Palacade (See ad p13)

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256-8946 293-1283 761-9169 774-6573 643-2119 443-6166 456-3243 675-5266 892-7454 742-5224 452-5266 957-0065 256-1110 640-5474 931-1115 585-6800 231-1622 920-1936 282-8266 443-6166 782-3700 332-8793 332-8793 233-1516 233-1516 362-9740 256-1110 891-8357 733-9676 285-7177 512-6898 443-6166 965-3100 585-6800 442-7088 957-0065 931-1115 443-6166 891-8357 332-8793 332-8793 282-8266 362-9740 256-8946 587-9996 443-6166 965-3100 931-1115 585-6800

EVENT / RULES Jim Andersen Memorial One Pocket 9-Ball (big table) 8-Ball (bar table) One Pocket 9-Ball 9-Ball at The Parlor Straight Pool 6 Man Team Big Sky Eagles Mixed Doubles - Limit 24 9-Ball USPPA 12th Annual 8-Ball Regionals 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 8-Ball Men & Women 9-Ball Shootout Men & Women Red Garter Classic (Darts) 9-Ball Straight Pool 9-Ball Terry Stonier Memorial 8-Ball Partners 8-Ball & 9-Ball Regionals 8-Ball Ladies, MxSc, Sngl, Dbls 8-Ball Open Doubles 9-Ball B & below-Limit 64 Mixed Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Bar Table Open One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Open Singles 9-Ball at The Cue Ball Straight Pool One Pocket Josh Osterman Memorial One Pocket 9-Ball 9-Ball - Gate City Open 8-Ball - Gate City Open 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Women’s Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Open 9-Ball & 8-Ball Men & Women 9-Ball McDermott Tour Grady Mathews Road Show Straight Pool 9-Ball USPPA 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball MT State Men & Women 9-Ball Open - Limit 64 One Pocket/9-Ball One Pocket 9-Ball Class B One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 9-Ball Open Limit 32 Straight Pool 9-Ball USPPA One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped

ENTR Y ENTRY $10 $20 $20+$5 g.f. $20 $25 Call $12 $150 $20 $30/$50 Varies $5 $35 $25 each $5/p-$10/t FREE $20 $50 $50 Varies $10-$40 $40 $25+$10 $20 $30+$10 g.f. $25 each $20 $20 Call $12 $20 $10 $20 $25 $30 $40M/$25W $10 $20 $50+$10 g.f. Varies $45+$5 g.f. $25 $20 $30/$50s $20 Qual. at bars $35+$10 g.f. $25 each $20 $35+$5 g.f. $20 $25 $12 $10 $5 $25 (incl. g.f.) $20 $30/$50 $25 each $20

ADDED $50 every 8 $250 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$500 Min.

$1,000 $100 $800 $24,000 Matching $800 $6,500 total $300 or Match Pays 3 places $50 every 8 $1,000 1st place $200+ $12,500 $750 Guar. $500 $1,000 $$$ $500 Guar. $300 ea w/32 $200 $1,000 w/64 $50 every 8 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$1,000 $200 $$$ $4000 payout w/54 $$$ $1,500 Guar. $50 every 8 $800 $200 $25,000 w/full field $1,000 $300 ea w/32 $50 every 8 $2800 payout w/54 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$200 Matching $200 $50 every 8 $800 $300 ea w/32 $200

TIME 11:00AM Noon 10:00AM Noon Noon Call 11:00AM 7:00PM 11:00AM 1:00PM 9:00AM Call 9:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 6:00PM Noon Noon 10:00AM Call 5:30PM Call 11:00AM 9:00AM 10:00AM 1:00PM Call Call Call 11:00AM Noon 11:00AM Noon Noon 7:00PM 10:00AM 10:00AM 9:00AM 10:00AM 6:00PM 8:00PM 1:30PM Noon 1:00PM Call Call Noon 1:00PM Noon 10:00AM Noon Noon 11:00AM 10:00AM Call 11:00AM Noon 1:00PM 1:00PM Call


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