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New Forum Has Pool Players Talking

Billiard Nation a new forum for pool players to “get the word out” is available online at: and click on the gold button above the wide screen TV. This new forum affords pool players across the globe the ability to speak their mind, sell their personal products (there is no charge to sell billiard related products), view new products and get information about upcoming events. Topics in the Main Category of the forum are: • Pool Pages the main forum • For Sale or Wanted: a place for pool players to list pool related items for sale or even something they are looking for. • Pool Halls: a room owner discussion area • Tournament Trail: lists tournament announcements and results with photos • Product Reviews and New Products: This forum is for showcasing new products from the billiard industry • How To: Instructional discussions and table maintenance • Cues: Collectables, New, Used and Photo galleries • Cue Makers: Discussion • Cue Gallery: Display photos of your cues • Case Gallery: Display photos of your pool case Besides these topics the next categories is for Pool Leagues where the Pool League Player can discuss the leagues, rules, their play and anything that concerns the league player whether they belong to a national league system or just a local league. We invite the pool league operators to post their season results and photos, highlight their leagues. The next category is dedicated to the Men’s and Women’s Tours. In this area they can post their tour schedules, results and photos. A forum is a great way to communicate with other pool players all across the country and the world. And it is FREE! It does not cost to become a member of the forum and there is a wealth of information available online. The only rule of the forum is RESPECT. The Billiard Nation is an effective tool to communicate with other pool players

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with like interests, propose questions, take polls, post instructions and philosophical ideas about our sport. There are plans in the works for special categories for upcoming events where players at those events can go online and post information, stories, personal experiences and share it with the world. It is a unique way to communicate with people who were unable to attend this event to see what went on, who won, who lost, who wasn’t there and who was. Watch for the upcoming Western BCA category. Talk to other pool players from across the country from your home office or livingroom. After the first week’s launch of the Billiard Nation Forum we had over 150 members and over 350 posts virtually by word of mouth. Log on and just take a look around as a guest. Click on a category, read the threads and what else was posted. Read what other players think, say and some of what they have done. We invite you to visit and if you feel like putting your two cents worth in, feel free to become a member at no cost.

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

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By Stephen Spivack

A strong field of 41 came in search of glory on February 9th and 10th at Place finisher Al Perez, but what a truly great streak! Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 2nd annual ‘February Freeze’ 9 Ball Open with the After Potier stunned Dan Louie (7-0) in what amounted to a twenty-two House adding $1,000. It was Paul Potier minute match, he went on to play who early on proved how strong of a player Don Wirtiman who was waiting at he truly is, losing (3-7) to a soaring Dan the point. The championship Louie, who coincidently also happened to match was one race to 13. The be his road partner. match early on was controlled by Potier then slowly surged off the B-side, Potier, who led 2-0, but with his handily defeating Bob Wolff (7-1), Steve strong safety play Don Wirtiman Hanks (7-1), then reaching the money was easily back in the running, only to steamroll his competition beating tying the match at 4-4, but in the Dick Trichler (7-3), Jay Pintar (7-1), Criegh end Paul’s thundering breaks and Dumo (7-3), Al Perez (7-4), and in the ‘get it done’ attitude proved its best surprising turn of events completely over Don (13-10) who looked to blanking Dan Louie (7-0), leaving Dan make a match of it early, but dazed and stunned in the 3rd place spot. slowed down in the end. The A-side was dominated early on by Congratulations to Julie Valdez for Malarkey’s own Don Wirtiman, who had winning top woman over Cindy wins over J.D. (7-6), Scott Thurston (7Sliva and Rhiannon Stewart. Dan Louie, Paul Potier, Don Wirtiman, Al Perez 4), John Plunkett (7-6), Jay Pintar (7-2) $2,640 Total Prize Money and Criegh Dumo (7-4) to face Dan Louie who ran the bottom of the winners 1st $900 Paul Potier side with authority defeating Rennie Amadeo (7-3), Raul Abenojar (7-6), 2nd $550 Don Wirtiman Paul Potier (7-3), Jay Siongco (7-4) and Al Perez (7-6) to reach the pre3rd $340 Dan Louie point match facing off against Don Wirtiman, but in a strange turn of event, 4th $220 Al Perez Louie couldn’t get on the ball, letting Don defeat him (7-3) to sit and wait on 5/6 $110 Criegh Dumo, J.D. the Point. 7/8 $80 Marty Turpin, Jay Pintar The top of the B-side was run with authority by J.D. who lost his first match 9-12 $ 50 Dick Trichler, Frankie ‘the answer’ Rocha (6-7) against Don Wirtiman only to win his next seven matches with wins Jay Siongco, Raul Abenojar over Pat Vice (7-5), Big Al (7-2), Junior Tolentino (7-3), Dannie Stewart (7TW $50 Julie Valdez 6), Jay Siongco (7-4) and Marty Turpin (7-4) only to lose to eventual 4th

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March 2008

Playing The Ghost By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

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San Francisco Billiard Academy In my November column, I briefly mentioned the idea of playing against “The Ghost.” The basic idea is that you are playing some game, such as nine ball, and if you miss, it is considered a win for your opponent Bob Jewett because The Ghost never misses. This is a good game for solo practice and can also be modified for a good competitive exercise. Nine ball ghost is usually played by breaking and then taking ball in hand. If you run out, it’s a point for you, but if you miss, it’s a point for The Ghost. You can play to a particular score, such as a race to 5. We need to cover some other situations that might come up. If you scratch on the break, you still get to shoot but anything you made spots up. If you make the nine early, you win, even if it was on the break or a combination from the one ball. Since you don’t really have an opponent, let’s say that all fouls count including touching object balls by accident. Sooner or later you will need to learn to be careful at the table, and this is a good place to start. Playing The Ghost will improve your offensive skills but do nothing for your safety play. One way to add a Pool Tournaments defensive part to the game is to Mon & Wed 9-Ball at 8PM allow one safety per rack. If you Sun 8-Ball at 8PM Entries $5 + $3 green fee make a good safe, take ball in hand again. You can set your own Poker Tournament standard for a good safe, but I Tuesdays at 6:30PM

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propose that it should not allow any direct hit or one-rail kick that’s less than 4 diamonds long. You may also want to reject any safe that allows an easy jump shot for the hit. In the diagram are some examples of what I consider good and bad safes. The one ball by the right side pocket is a good safe because although it is not far from the cue ball, the pocket helps block a kick. For one-on-one competition, you can score each rack in a way similar to APA nine ball. Each ball is worth one point and the nine ball is worth two points for a possible 10 points per rack. You are allowed to spot any nine made early if you want but don’t get to count it, so that a nine ball made on the break or hung in the pocket doesn’t destroy your chance for a 10 in the rack. In challenge matches, we usually play ten racks each, and we allow one rebreak per set for those breaks where everything just rolls to bad spots. In my September 2004 column — all the columns are available on the OTBN web site — there is a description of a form of ghost for eight ball and nine ball that you can modify to make easier by removing balls. Some feel that a so-called A player should be able to beat the ghost, but this depends a lot on the conditions. I’ve seen tough tables where The Ghost would have the edge over Efren and Earl. Try playing races to five and keep track of your scores. This will give you some idea of your own chances of running out from a typical position. Here’s a hint on nine-ball strategy: if you can only run out one in 30 racks when playing the standard ghost, consider riding the nine ball when shooting at the one.


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I’m Back Sorry for being out of touch for the past few Pat Sheehan months, but life is not always a bowl of cherries and I have been sifting through the pits for a while. The good news is that I am back. Thanx for all of you who have called missing the few gems that once in a while I have been able to share with you. And I hope that I can continue to do just that. March 17 of this year marks my 70th year on the planet and May will be my 60th year playing at working on billiard tables. You notice that I use billiard as the adjective (it kind of bugs me that one of our fine magazines is called Billiards Digest) When I did my stint on talk radio 1010 AM The VOICE, the first person who called was Mort Luby and he explained that in the switch from Billiard Digest and Bowling Review to What was to be Billiard Digest he had asked several people to submit art work for the first issue and the one that was chosen had used the incorrect title and it went unnoticed. After that one hit the billiard world it was too late to change. Just remember Billiards is a noun as we play Billiards on a Billiard Table. I have never covered a Billiard table with felt. People have always made the comment “Are you-re felting the table?“ and the only thing that raises my hackles more is rubbing my finger nails across the slate. I have seen people go to the fabric store and buy felt to cover their table and it lasts about a week, since it is just a pressed fabric and has no strength and it will not work on card tables. I have been impressed with the new fabrics from Mali and Imperial. Both companies have very fine cloths and they are available in a Teflon stain protection. The Eliminator is fastest, toughest, best playing billiard cloth I have ever put on a table. The colors are very true and stay brilliant. Eliminator is a 100% wool worsted stain protected weave and plays so smooth and quick that it makes the wimpiest stroke look like a pro’s. Mali makes several grades of improved fabrics. Hydra, available in a 75 % 25% woven woolen style, is a very close shear and is pressed to give a fine play surface yet is very easy to install. It is very much like the old Brunswick Brunsco # 1 that we used for the 5x10 carom tables before 1970. If you get it with the Teflon bath and pressed it plays quicker but is a little tougher to install. Mali’s Vestra is 100% wool worsted and is available with or without Teflon. Since both companies are wholesale only you will have to check through a dealer or I will be glad to send samples. If you are interested they sent me lots of samples that I will be glad to share. Give me a call on my cell 503313-8646 and we will have a chance to meet and discuss them. I am always happy to answer any question on any subject as long as it is related to Billiards. (Sheehan continued on page 23)

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Montana State Poolplayers Memorial

And so ends the 10th running of the everything. Thanks to all. Montana State Poolplayers Before I get to the action I would like Memorial, I’ve shot in almost all of to mention that this is a memorial them and this was the best so far. tournament. It started 10 years ago The organizing and preparation was for a friend and fellow player, Terry a total success. It ran David. But it’s no longer just Terry smooth from start to finish. we are remembering. We have Congrats go to Jeff and his lost others over the years and crew at the Cattleman’s we play this tournament Casino for having us in honor of them. I’m there and setting it up. hoping the “Memorial” Also to Kyle & Cheryl continues for many years Burgess for to come. recovering the Ok, we had 89 men and tables and for the 26 women this year. many hours they We played on 8ft. put in. Kevin Valleys with Iverson, Mike tournament blue Dalager, Ken Simonis, polished Jarvis, and balls and red circle m a n y cue balls. Like Reno ST LACE volunteers ran of the north! this tournament Players came from all ANDI ODRIGUEZ flawlessly. And I over the northwest and can’t forget Shane Canada came over Coker who did this year and the “pool




was cool”. We broke it down to a as Terry won 5-2 and won for the morning and evening shift this year second year in a row. and took 8 players from each on the 1st place money was $1070, 2nd men’s side and 4 each from the $805, 3rd $535 andd 4th $270. On women’s. After a lot of great play the side, Mark bought himself for and grueling matches on $10 in the Calcutta. That ain’t Sunday it came down to the last gonna happen again! 4. On the men’s side was Jeff On the women’s side Amanda Boucher, Terry Johnston, Dave lost to Darlene to take 4th, Rodriguez and Mark while Kandi put Sheila into Strandburg. On the the losers side and took women’s side was Sheila the drivers seat. Moss, Kandi Rodriguez, Sheila and Darlene Darlene Freedman and played a great Amanda Brager. match and Darlene While Dave was getting moved on to the beat by Mark for 4th finals and Sheila place money, Terry put took 3rd. Kandi Jeff into the losers Rodriguez took bracket and took the home top money drivers seat. That put and Darlene took Mark and Jeff fighting 2nd. 1st place to get to Terry. Jeff money was $520, ST LACE prevailed and Mark ERRY OHNSTON 2nd $385, 3rd $260 took third. The final Memorial (continued was a little one sided on page 23)




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February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2008 Alexander’s Sports Bar Phoenix, Arizona The 3rd Annual Arizona Desert Dust-Off 10Ball tournament. The tournament had $5000.00 added that was sponsored by Chuck Bobbitt of Visual Impressions. The field was limited to (96) players and drew (91) from many different states as well as Canada. The format called for a race to nine on the winner’s side and a race to eight on Stan Tourangeau the one-loss side. The tournament was double elimination and was played on seven Diamond 7' Smart tables. The entry fee was $100 per player and along with the entries, added money, and side pots, the payout kitty quickly grew to over $16,000. Any player that entered the tournament and participated in all the side pots looked at an astounding first place payout of $4,260.00. The total entry fee (with side pots) was only $170.00. Play started at 5pm on Friday. The entire first round was played and completed by the end of Friday night with all players returning on Saturday at 9am. After play was complete on Saturday, the field had been reduced to twenty-four players. Returning on Sunday “in the cash”, and still on the winners side were, Jeff Pranke, Oscar Dominquez, Ron Allen, Gus Briseno, Jimmy Mendoza, Mike Pankoff, Fred Boggs, Brandon Butler, Bernado Chavez, Ernesto Dominquez, Nathan Smith, Ben Hrabina, Tres Kane, Stan Tourangeau, Tyson Cole, and Jeff Heath. Returning on the one loss side and also “in the cash”, were Bobby Emmons, Trick Sixty, Walter Glass, Chuck Evans, Nick Kruger, Rudy Fred Boggs Alameda, Dennis Orender, and Carl Wilson. As both sides of the bracket narrowed on the last day, the final eight in the tournament, and still alive for the big payday, were Gus Briseno, Fred Boggs, Stan Tourangeau, and Ben Hrabina on the winners side, and Oscar Dominquez, Jimmy Mendoza, Nick Kruger, and Carl Wilson on the oneloss side. In the next round, Fred Boggs defeated Gus Briseno and Stan Tourangeau defeated Ben Hrabina. The winner’s side was now down to two. Stan Tourangeau and Fred Boggs had positioned themselves to play for the hot seat. Back over on the one-loss side, Oscar Dominguez and Nick Kruger both lost and had to settle for 7th/8th place. Mendoza and Wilson advanced leaving them both still in the hunt. The next one-loss side round pitted

Mendoza against Hrabina and Briseno against Wilson. Mendoza and Briseno both won and advanced to play each other. Ben Hrabina and Carl Wilson tied for 5th/6th. The next round was the hot seat match and the loser gets 4th match. In the loser gets fourth match, Briseno defeated Mendoza, hill/hill, leaving Mendoza with a fourth place finish. The hot seat match between Tourangeau and Boggs also went hill/hill, with Boggs earning the hot seat and a spot in the finals. Briseno and Tourangeau then played, with the winner advancing to the one set race to (13) finals against Boggs and, just like many of the others, this match also went hill/hill with Tourangeau winning the case game and a spot in the finals. Gus Briseno had to settle for third place. In the finals, Boggs won the first game and Stan the next seven before Boggs stopped Stan’s run with his second win. Stan then won the next game to take a commanding 8-2 lead. Boggs, however, came back, winning 9 of the next 13 games making the score 12-11 Tourangeau. The match and tournament then ended when Tourangeau won the next and final game. Congratulations to Stan Tourangeau. The 2008 Arizona Desert Dustoff Champion. 1 $4260 Stan Tourangeau 2 $2845 Fred Boggs Gus Briseno 3 $1760 Gus Briseno 4 $1215 Jimmy Mendoza 5/6 $875 Ben Hrabina, Carl Wilson 7/8 $590 Oscar Dominquez, Nick Kruger 9/12 $350 Tyson Cole, Jeff Heath, Bernardo Chavez, Trick Sixty 13/16 $225 Dennis Orender, Rudy Alameda, Walter Glass Bobby Emmons 17/24 $150 Brandon Butler, Mike Pankoff, Ron Allen Jeff Pranke, Chuck Evans, Tres Kane Ernesto Dominguez, Nathan Smith Payouts include side pots

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March 2008

Metro Sportz Bar $500 Added WPBA Qualifier Presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues from: Dawn Anderson

33 Women came to play AWBT’s $500 Added WPBA Qualifier at Metro Sportz Bar presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues! This event was a qualifier for the WPBA San Diego Classic event in Alpine, California. The top 8 emerged and the first matches called on Sunday were: Kristin Haney vs. Madhatter Susan Mello and Edwidge Cavanna vs. Line Kjorsvik all playing on the A-side. The B-side started with Holly Sholes vs. Susan Wilbur and Susan Williams vs. Justine Bishop. The hotseat match was between Kristin Haney and Line (Pronounced Leena) Kjorsvik Line Kjorsvik (Pronounced Shooshvik) from Norway. Line beat Kristin by a commanding 7 to 0 victory. Kristin went on to play Justine Bishop in the semi final match. Justine won the match by a 7 to 5 victory. With Kristin eliminated from the tournament, Line Kjorsvik won the qualifier spot before she even had to play the final match. Justine went on to play Line for the final match. Since it was a true double elimination event, Justine would need to beat Line in two sets of a race to 7. As with all of her other matches, Line dominated the match and won with the score of 7 to 1. Congratulations Line! We’ll all be rooting for you

We also held a raffle for a gorgeous J. Pechauer Custom Cue valued at $460! Congrats to Tim Casey from Phoenix for winning this beautiful cue! According to friends, this was just what Tim needed as he plays pool a lot and always plays with a house cue! So it worked out perfectly! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, thanks to your contributions, the AWBT raised $389! A BIG HUGE thanks goes out to Louie, Becky, Terry and everyone else at Metro! We love playing at this awesome, sprawling establishment! The next tournament will be March 29th & 30th at Kolby’s Corner Pocket in Tempe! This is a huge event for the AWBT! The winner of the qualifier will receive entry into 2 major events! Firstly, it will be a $500 Added, paid WPBA Qualifier presented by J. Pechauer Custom cues! The spot given will be for the WPBA Classic event at the Blue Chip Casino, Indiana in June. Secondly, this will be a paid qualifier for the Desert Shootout on April 24 - 27 at the Sheraton Crescent, sponsored by Pool Playing Promotions! This qualifier entry is a $400 value and graciously donated to the AWBT by Chuck at Visual Impressions! Thank you to Chuck at Visual Impressions and J. Pechauer Custom Cues! We’re very excited and hope to see you all there! Top 16 Finishers in Main Event: 1 2 3 4 5/6 7/8

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Alexander’s, in Phoenix, had when they ran that tournament in January for all players rated eight and under, Alexanders held the exact same tournament on February 9th & 10th. Once again, the players came out in force. Fifty players showed for the February edition. The format called for a race to the player’s full handicap, with winner break and loser rack. The tournament was double elimination. Saturdays play consisted of playing the bracket to reduce the field to twelve players. These twelve returned on Sunday and were all in the cash. Returning on Sunday, on Tom Auston the winners side, were Jeff Pranke, Tom Auston, Steve Stowers, and Cody Grannis. Returning on Sunday with one loss were Joe Masi, Bernie Store, Donald Mangahas, Rick Cosman, Hopell Ampongan, Tom Farr, Mackay Alpert, and “Movin Marvin” Valdez. Losing their first match on Sunday, on the one-loss side, were Bernie, Donald, Hopell, and Mackay. These four players were forced to settle for 9th-12th. Over on the winner’s side Pranke defeated Grannis while Auston defeated Stowers. These wins set up the hot seat match between Jeff Pranke and Tom Auston. Jeff won the hot seat and a spot in the finals when he defeated Tom eight games to four. Back on the one-loss side Masi defeated Cosman while Valdez defeated Farr. Farr and Cosman settled for a 7/8 place finish. The fifty player field was now down to six players with Steve Stowers playing Joe Masi and Marvin Valdez playing Cody Grannis. Pranke sat in the hot seat and Auston waited for his opponent for the one-loss side final match. Valdez and Stowers both won leaving Masi and Grannis tied for 5/6. Steve Stowers then defeated Marvin Valdez that left Marvin with a very respectable 4th place finish. The one-loss side finals were next pitting Stowers against Tom Auston. The loser of this match would finish third while the winner would advance to the finals against Jeff Pranke. Also at stake was a chance to continue on for a shot at the $1,520 first place prize money! Stowers got his chance when he defeated Tom leaving Tom with a third place finish. In the first and only set of the finals, with both players racing to eight games, the match was real close all the way to the end. With Steve Stowers battling Jeff Pranke game for game, the score after twelve games stood 66. Jeff then won the next two games to close Steve out and capture the


Sam’ s St ra ight Pool Sam’s Stra raight from: Bill Bradford

PORTLAND, OREGON Considering it was Superbowl Sunday, there was a pretty good turnout at Sam’s Billiards February 3 for the monthly 14.1 Tournament. Sixteen players played some topnotch pool. Bob Zack was back and in fine form. He marched through the tournament undefeated again, ratcheting up runs of 33, 42, and 56! The 56-ball run was in the first match of the finals against Art May, who only had one Bob Zack shot at the table, and that was a safe. Bob’s ran 42 in his final match against Todd Gooch, who made his first appearance at Sam’s for a straight pool tournament. Todd had a run of 32 in an earlier match, but didn’t get many opportunities against Bob. David Randell had a run of 27 but didn’t make the finals. Sam Rabito beat David 50 to 4 but Sam also didn’t make the finals, losing to Bill Enger from Seattle. Art May was the only finalist from last month ending up in the finals again this month. The final results were as follows: 1st $70 Bob Zack 2nd $55 Todd Gooch 3rd $40 Bill Enger 4th $20 Art May High Run: 56 - Bob Zack The next monthly Straight Pool Tournament at Sam’s Billiards will be March 2, 2008. The entry fee is $15. The tournament starts at 11 AM, with tables open for practice from 10 AM.

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I once had a student who told me that she wanted me to teach her a system for banking that would pocket the ball 100% of the time. After I explained to her that no such system existed (to my knowledge, anyway), she gave me a skeptical look, thanked me for my time, and then went on her merry way, again in search of her elusive dream system.



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But it was that incident that got me started thinking about banking and kicking “systems” and their values, or perhaps even lack of values, in terms of learning how to play precision pool. Roger Long

Let’s look first at a typical banking system. The books will tell you to first pick a point on the rail that is directly opposite the object ball, and then imagine a line from that point to the center of the intended pocket, and then imagine another line from the object ball to the center of the opposing pocket, and then imagine yet another line running perpendicular from the point of where the first two lines intersect over to the rail, and where that line contacts the rail will be the point where you aim the object ball. HUH?

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Now let’s look at a typical diamond system for kicking. This system involves assigning numerical values for each of the diamonds and pockets along the long rail to be contacted first, and then assigning a different set of numerical values for each of the diamonds and pockets on the opposing long rail, and then assigning a numerical value for the cue ball origin, and then applying the formula C - F =T, whereas C is the Cue Ball Origin, and F is the First Rail of Contact, and T is the Third Rail of Contact. Therefore, the number of the cue ball origin, minus the number contacted on the first rail, will tell you the number that will be contacted on the third rail. SAY WHAT? Now I don’t know about you, but that all just seems to be a little too cumbersome for me. What’s wrong with the Equal Angles system? You know, it’s that system that old-timers call “Angle In/Angle Out” meaning that whatever angle a ball goes into a rail, it will rebound out at the same angle; or at least pretty close to it whenever it is rolling naturally. Given that piece of simple knowledge, it is rather easy to predict fairly closely the path a ball will take when banking off of multiple rails around the table. But whatever system you use for finding the angles for your banks and kicks, the important thing to keep in mind is that NO system is perfect. There are too many variables such as ball speed, spin, cushion elasticity, cloth speed, friction factors, and others that can affect the actual angle that will be experienced on each shot. So remember, systems are just to get you in the ball park. They are not precise guiding devices.

March 2008

Get To The Root Samm Diep © February 2008 Over time, it is not uncommon to develop unwanted kinks in our mechanics. It happens to all of us. Maybe we picked up some bad habits from watching a teammate or perhaps we wore some uncomfortable shoes that unknowingly altered our stance. Whatever the case may be, if we’re in tune with our own body, chances are we’ll recognize it. We just need to fix it now. If you’ve ever made any mechanical changes to your game, you know it’s not easy. It takes countless hours of missed shots to develop the new muscle Samm Diep memory. And as difficult as that may be, it may be even more difficult to identify the root of the problem. If you have an illness, it’s easy to take measures to feel better, but if you’re not curing the illness, you might feel better but you’re still not healthy. For instance, a player who incessantly twists his cue on his final follow through is more often than not compensating for another mechanical mishap. If his alignment is off or he’s holding on too tightly to his cue, it’s natural to need a slight twist at the end to follow through straightly. However, the twist caused by too firm of a grip could all just be an indirect result to the grip hand being too far back on the cue or some excess shoulder movement. In this case, simply not twisting in the final follow through would not have solved anything. Here’s another example: A player has developed excess movement with each warm-up stroke. Her head bobs slightly up and down as her cue moves leading to a slight hop-up in her final follow through. The obvious solution would be to simply minimize the movement. “Stay down” right? In the case of this player, the excess movement is due to her entire body being too low and too close to the cue ball. This was inhibiting her from a free-flowing, smooth stroke. Her own body was getting in the way. She had no choice but to move up/down with her cue strokes. Raising her head slightly and moving her entire body away from the cue ball naturally encouraged a more fluid stroke with less head movement. It may take some time to get to the root of the problem. It may require several band-aid solutions before you realize the cause. Be in tune with your body. Your body will let you know if something doesn’t feel right. Don’t force it. Your stance and stroke should feel comfortable and relaxed at all times. If not, then maybe it’s time to start figuring out what’s causing the tension. Of course, seeking professional guidance always helps. All the mirrors and video cameras in the world do not take the place of the knowledge and experience a professional instructor can share with you. A good instructor has seen so many variations of strokes and player builds that they can help you find something that will work for you. In the end, there’s only so much you can fix without addressing the root problem. Don’t just feel better. Get healthy. PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT POOLTIPJAR.COM. You can take polls, view article archives, and read tournament and training updates. SAMM DIEP, “CHERRY BOMB” HOUSE PRO AT TABLE STEAKS EAST IN AURORA, COLORADO AUTHOR OF “YOU MIGHT BE A D PLAYER IF… (101 CLASSIC MOVES THAT ALL POOL PLAYERS CAN APPRECIATE)” VISIT: WWW.SAMMSPOCKET.COM FUN & UNIQUE PRODUCTS FOR POOL PLAYERS ALSO CHECK OUT: POOLTIPJAR.COM RANDOM SMATTERINGS OF POOL THOUGHTS & ARTICLES


McQ’s Valentine’s Day Different partner brings Valentine’s Day Tournament win By David Teller

Danny Quince and Christie Loehding had to come back and win two matches from the team that put them in the loser’s bracket to win McQ’s Valentine’s Day mixed scotch-doubles tournament. Quince and Loehding lost to Walt Lunsford and Jill Wagoner in the match for the “driver’s seat.” The Quince and Loehding team eliminated Brian and Alicia Kvasnicka to get back into the championship match. The Kvasnickas nabbed third place in that loss. Bob Houck and Barb Benson settled with a fourth place finish, just one match out of the money when they lost to the Kvasnickas. Fourteen man and woman teams comprised this year’s tournament. The entry fee was $40. McQ’s added money, in addition to the sponsorship of Beyond Vodka. Both Loehding and Wagoner competed in last year’s tournament. Wagoner, partnered with Jim Todd won the tournament. Loehding’s partner was Steve “Duke” Malinak. They placed third. The double-elimination tournament was played on Feb. 16. The tournament director was Nita Saddler. Winning a race to five advanced in the winner’s bracket and a race to three advanced on the loser’s side. It was played by BCA rules on 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crown tables with Red-Circle cue balls. Entry fee was $40. The total purse was $800. McQ’s is located at 9614 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA. For questions about future tournaments call Nita Saddler at (509) 891-8357. Prize Money Pay-out 1st $440 Danny Quince and Christie Loehding 2nd $240 Walt Lunsford and Jill Wagoner 3rd $160 Brian and Alicia Kvasnicka

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Mick McMillin

Sad news from the Sands Regency Hotel and Casino. It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I must inform you that Mick McMillin passed away Sunday morning, February 24th. Mick was a fantastic and giving friend to so many of us at the Sands and will be missed tremendously. Her contribution to the Sands was enormous and while we will find a replacement for her position, there will never be another Mick. So long dear friend, rest in peace. -- from the Sands Regency Staff We have worked with Mick on many occassions promoting the Sands Regency Hotel and Casino's Reno Open events. She took great pride in her work and was always on top of things and a pleasure to work with. We will miss her. Mick went into the hospital shortly after the Reno Open in December suffering from cancer and was looking forward to coming back to work again. We are sorry for the loss of a friend and for those who knew and loved her. -- Don & Mary Akerlow

‘The TTruth’ ruth’ Beats ‘The Master’ By Stephen Spivack

Tim Paget, Alex Lafontaine, Pete Semoe, Ken Phillippi

Malarkey’s Pool & Brew in Tacoma held its 1st Wednesday night $1,000 added Qualifier February 6th. The Tournament was set up with a race to 3 on both sides, using modified Texas Express rules. In all, 22 players qualified by playing the stipulated 10 out of 20 week period for their seat in the finals. Although Alex ‘the truth’ LaFountaine was not a favorite going into this tournament, he showed what it took from losing early on, then coming through the B-side only to defeat Pete Semoe (3-0). Ken Phillipi had won the point, so Alex would have to beat him two races to three. The first set was easily won 3-1, then the 2nd set was won 3-2, with 2 early 9 Balls. $1,210 Total Purse 1st $400 Alex ‘the truth’ LaFountaine 2nd $260 Ken ‘the master’ Phillippi 3rd $140 Pete ‘feet’ Semoe 4th $90 ‘tornado’ Tim Paget 5/6 $65 Frankie ‘the answer’ Rocha Ed ‘mf’ Hobbs 7/8 $45 Robert ‘coltrane’ Colby Dannie Stewart 9-12 $25 ‘safety’ Ray Lassila Ken ‘butters’ Bower ‘touchdown’ Score Jeff Baker

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Salem Tri-Cups Come to a Close

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8-ball Tri-Cup held at Jakes Feb 1 & 2 was a 16 team tournament boasted a $3,300 total payout - these 8 teams qualified for Regionals: Jake’s “Eye of the TigerA”, Lumpy’s “In It 4 Fun”, Sharky’s “Shake & Bake”, Jake’s “Ogre Mites”, Jake’s “Blue Wizards”, Casa Tequila “Tequila Shooters”, Pink Elephant “Just a Shell”, Blondie’s “Hot Pockets”, The top two finishers earned $550 each “Ogre Mites” from Salem and “Hot Pockets” from Dallas.

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9-ball Tri-Cup held at Sharky’s Feb. 8 & 9 was a 14 team tournament with a $2,500 total payout - these 8 teams qualified for Regionals: Roadhouse “Val’s Outlaws”, Someplace Else “Somewhere Else”, Jake’s “A-9-alators”, Your Break “Heathens”, Scotte’s “Ryd’n the 9", Mick & Mom’s “9 Bawlers, Alibi Inn “NE1 4 9 ball”, Jake’s “Stroke of Genius” The top two finishers earned $450 each “Heathens” from Silverton



HOLLYWOOD, CA The 12th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament was hosted by Hollywood Billiards February 9-10, 2008. There was a stellar turn out for this tournament with a 181 player field. The field was comprised of local favorites and pro players alike. In the end it was Johnny Archer who came away with the first place prize money of $2,800. In the hot seat match Archer faced Dave Hemmah, who he sent to the one loss side in an 8-6 victory. There Hemmah faced Scott Frost. Frost started out in control of the match at 5-1 but faltered and that was all the break that Hemmah needed to win 6 straight games and the match 7-5. This set up the finals, a rematch, between Johnny Archer and Dave Hemmah. The finals was a single race to 11. The match started out with little difference in the score but Archer caught a gear and finished the match 11-7. Archer had gone undefeated throughout the tournament. Johnny Archer The prize fund had $3500 added by Jeff Bey owner of Hollywood Billiards, $1000 added by Eric Peterson (Fat Boy) and $70 added by Jude Hammond which made the total prize fund a whopping 49 $13,620. Jeff would like to thank all the players who participated, the patrons and supporters. He said, “There was a great turnout and a great field with a high level of play. We are looking forward to holding more tournaments in the future, so watch for upcoming dates.”


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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA he had gone out and bought a book February 16-17, 2008 on Straight Pool and started Here are the results of the Southern practicing it. He told me that he had California 14.1 Straight Pool never seen the game before but after Tournament Presented by Breakball watching, he just had to start playing. Promotions. We had a field of 57 Here are the official results of the players show up to participate in this tournament: special event. We had players from 1. $800 Calvin Coker Wisconsin, Washington, Arizona, 2. $530 Jose Parica Northern California and through out 3. $375 Frank “The Barber” Almanza Southern California. We had players 4. $275 Oscar Dominguez of various skills levels, some that 5. $175 Carl Wilson Jr. never had played the game of Straight 6. $175 Ernesto Dominguez Pool and others that were on the 7. $150 Aaron Aragon professional level. Some of the 8. $150 Danny Petralba Jose Parica, Alex Laoingco (Stix owner), Calvin Coker, Roger Tafoya (promoter) higher caliber players including the 9. $125 John Plunkit likes of Ernesto Dominguez, Oscar 10. $125 Max Eberle Dominguez, Max Eberle, Jose Parica and the list goes on. 11. $125 Eric Harada The Finals was a Single race to 125 points and what a match it was. 12. $125 Angelo Yap Calvin Coker and Jose Parica are going back and forth in points through 13. $100 Jeff Heath out the match. Not a lot of high runs but implementing classic safeties and 14. $100 Omar Vachhin using the strategies needed to succeed in this game. The score reaches 15. $100 Fred Jarvis 104 to 100, Calvin Coker is in the lead and Jose Parica is at the table. 16. $100 Fach Garcia Parica gets on a run and gets to his 123rd ball and over cuts it into the rail. High Run Winner: Calvin Coker $100 - Run of 91 Calvin Coker steps up to the table and never lets Parica back...He ran 21 A special thank you goes out to Michael Piyasombom for directing my and out! tournament and Joe Harto for officiating the tournament and Alex Laoingco This tournament brought a renewed interest in the game of Straight Pool. (owner of Stix Billiards) and all those that work at Stix Billiards. I would like Even though the Final Match didn’t start till 11:30 pm Sunday night, I still to send another thank you to Danny Kuykendall (Owner of Danny K’s of had fans on hand to witness this special match. On Sunday I had a fan Orange, CA) for sponsoring an added bonus for the player with the highest approach me and told me that after watching a few matches on Saturday, run.

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Oak Harbor Team Tournament by: Mike Collier

Keep your eyes peeled for our 2-Man On Saturday and Sunday, February Partners 8-Ball Tournament on 16-17, 2008, the American Legion in Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual 42008, as we will again be setting this Player Team, Race-to-7, 8-Ball tournament up under these same new Tournament, awarding $5,245 in prize conditions, including no greens fees. money. 19 teams, the same as last However, after the March tournament, year, for a total of 76 players showed it is likely that we will have to start up from as far south as Tacoma, WA, charging greens fees in the and as far north as Vancouver, BC, neighborhood of $5-6 per head for and Abbotsford, BC. later-upcoming tournaments — What a difference! Some major determination will be made depending lessons were learned this time, by all upon estimated participation and concerned, from our new tournament number of games projected to be set-up method. played. For the first time, we were able to The club rented just 3 extra tables and convince club officers that, by adding set them up in our spacious ballroom. $500 instead of $200 to the So, the tournament was played on 5 tournament payout, and by renting – 4x8 bar boxes, 2 fewer tables than enough tables to play the entire Champions: Underdogs - Lynnwood area, WA last year with the same amount (19) tournament at the American Legion Michael “Rocky” Baird, Scott Chandler, Randy Martin, Scooter of teams. As a result of keeping all of instead of farming matches out to 2the play at the club, the tournament actually ran much faster than last 3 other Oak Harbor taverns with inferior tables, more revenue for the club year! Teams were always immediately available for their matches and could be generated with the tournament. there was no lost travel time back and forth between the American Legion Additionally, an anonymous club member made a donation to more than and the other taverns. cover the estimated $325 of revenue that would have come from the pool Previously, playing time was lost between matches due to this running tables themselves for game play. This means that all tables were open for back and forth between the club and these external locations. Also, match free play all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday and that there were no greens participants called in the remote match results in a far less than timely fees involved in any of the three tournaments played over those three days. fashion or, sometimes, did not even call these results in at all. The So, between pot money, table rental and greens fees, the club essentially combination of these two situations had always resulted in an average 20added nearly $1,000 more to this tournament than ever before. 30 minute loss of playing time between matches! The kitchen ran full-bore all day Sharky’s Pool & Brew Saturday and Sunday. Far more revenue came out of this, as the participants were not spread out all Open Daily 7 am - 2:30 am over town and liberally patronized the club’s kitchen. The bar operation also 731 West Lake Ave N greatly benefited from this new Seattle, WA circumstance. Mon: $5 Game Room Night This time, there was plenty of “sitting from 5 PM to close 3985 Commercial SE, Salem, OR (Oak Harbor continued on page 28) all video games, 503-391-4912 for one flat fee Tues: Texas Holdem Poker at 6 PM Wed: 9-Ball at Last Wednesday 7:30PM of every month $7 entry 100% ADDED Fri/Sat: Club J with a DJ, Dancing, * $20 entry and NO COVER * Best 2 of 3 games Sun: S.I.N. Night * Double Elimination Work in the hospitality industry? Bring * A-B-C-D Handicap down a paycheck stub 5179 Mission (near Geneva) San Francisco or ID badge to prove it, (415) 585-6800 spend $20 or more on A home for tournament players anything in the house 8-Ball 9-Ball 3-Cushion and receive free pool Francisco & Mirna Murcia Owners from 8-close Where Customers are

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February First Weekend of the Month Results may have been the youngest final pairing for this February’s One Pocket event drew 34 players monthly event ever. from all over Northern California. The prize fund Austin Murphy got to the Hot Seat with wins over was $980 (including the $300 added by Hard Jeff Heath 6-4 (7th), Greg Furuta 6-3, Art Valencia Times) 6-2, Jeff Gregory 6-1 (4th), George Michaels 6Old School RULES. The finals included two of 4 (3rd) and then defeated Deo Alpajora 6-4 in the oldest players in the tournament. Pushing the Hot Seat match. ‘senior citizen’ status, James Williams and Ron Deo took wins over Trevor Smith 6-4 (7th), Lilly filled the day with a whopping on the younger Braden Murphy 6-0, Zaldi Rosaluna 6-3, Melvin players. James and Ron just plain out played McKay 6-3 (5th), Frank Nordmann 6-4 (5th) their opponents and show them all what lots of before losing to Austin 6-4. On the one loss side experience and patience can accomplish playing Deo had a tough match with George Michaels One Pocket. to earn a rematch with youngster Austin Murphy. James took the path to the Hot Seat by defeating The long wait between from winning the Hot Seat Larry D, Max Harbough, Bart Mahoney (5th), match against Deo Alpajora took its toll on Mr. Roger Estelle (5th) before matching up and out Murphy. Deo came out on fire and took the first moving Ron Lilly in a tight Hill-Hill Hot Seat match. match of the double elimination finals with and Ron Lilly got to the Hot Seat match by out playing easy 6-2 win. The second set again was all Deo James Williams Bob B, Tony White, Chris MacDonald, Jim and he cruised to an easy first place finish. One Pocket Fabionar (4th) and then losing to Mr. Williams,. 1st $300 James Williams In the Finals Mr. Lilly bowed to the senior player Mr. Williams and offered to 2nd $230 Ron Lilly split the winnings with Mr. Williams getting the bigger half and also the win. 3rd $150 Frank Nordman The 9 Ball event was 4th $100 Jim Fabionar quite the opposite of 5/6 $60 Roger Estelle and Bart Mahoney the One Pocket 7/8 $40 Trevor Smith and “Bee” Davison. finals. Two of the 9 Ball youngest players in 1st $415 Deo Alpajora the tournament 2nd $280 Austin Murphy battled for the 1st 3rd $200 George Michaels 4th $140 Jeff Gregory place prize and 5/6 $100 Melvin McKay and Frank Nordmann $415. 45 players 7/8 $70 Trevor Smith and Jeff Heath spent their Sunday 9/12 $50 Geraldo Jimito, Bart Mahoney, Robert Aldana, Jim Fabionar afternoon playing for their part of the $1575 prize fund. 14 years old Austin Murphy and 23 year old Deo Alpajora

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NEW OWNERS AT SHARKY’S By Matt Hiatt Recently I sat down with the new owner of Sharky’s to find out exactly what his plans were for his new adventure. Rumor had it that Chet was putting up some serious added money for some tournaments that haven’t been getting a real big response. I wanted to see if this was true or not, since my work had been keeping me out of the tournament circuit for a couple months. Much to my liking as a pool player, the rumors were true, adding $15 a player on a $20 entry was more than I had heard of in a long time. “I am willing to do anything to get the players in here to play...within reason of course” Chet expressed as I asked him how he felt about sponsoring our in-house APA Masters division this spring session. A generous donation of half the cost of the winners trip to Las Vegas in August for the one or two spots we have available to us. For those of us that participate in this event you know how big of a sponsor this really is. On top of the beer rounds, tshirts and the like, Chet is seriously willing to participate in sponsoring Salem pool players in our sport. The weekly tournaments are now on Monday and Thursday nights. Still an $8 entry, which includes greens fees. Start time is 7:30 for both. When asked about any changes he plans to make, besides the obviously better menu, he has already replaced the rails on all of the tables that required it, and is doing a great job keeping them felted. Smoke eaters have been serviced and many compliments have come from both pool players and general public on how much the smoke has been cut down. Chet also took on the task of remodeling the restrooms, and is in the works of resolving the seating issue for large tournaments that the BCA and APA hold. If you haven’t made it down for our new tournaments you should. It’s not just about the added money but the service has far exceeded that of the past owners. Come on in, play the tournaments and see for yourself. As always they are taking sign ups for the spring session as well as a Saturday afternoon 1-pocket league. APA Triple Play a.k.a. Masters started in February but there may still be room for more teams depending when you read this.

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As soon as I was able to win my fight with pneumonia I made a trip to Medford to visit John Walker and complete his 4 1/2 x 9 Pool table that I had re veneered with Brazilian Rosewood , tightened pockets, new cushions and Pockets. I spent the night at John and Gee Gee’s house and finished the table in the morning. It was a very strange table to level since the frame on the Newport is very stiff and the carpet very spongy. John’s Room was featured in Billiards Digest and is outstanding. The house looks out over the Rogue valley and is beautifully landscaped and has several ponds that feature Koi. In the few moments that John isn’t playing pool he sells tropical fish all over the world. You have seen John in many copies of this news paper. He is a very accomplished player and always finishes well in the Southern Oregon tournaments. On tables built over 100 years ago, you would think that gravity would have pulled the frame down in the center. This Newport was high in the center and took only a few play cards to even the slate seems. As always when I start to set the slate I pull the screws in the end slate down first. Using a 6ft straight edge I check for the over all flatness of the surface. I was within .oo5". I went all around the table with the Machinist level and it read right between the lines after adding the required shims. I finished fastening the rail cloth, bondod the seems and sanded them an hour later I checked the level again and the table changed by two marks; and re adjusted. When I started the table took 1/8” on one leg at the head end and 1/4” under both legs at the foot. The frame is so stiff that one of the legs at the foot end was in the air and slowly began to settle. John had commented that the rolls were very strange as the balls approached the pockets and sure enough they had sanded the pockets back 4" to make the by the game play much quicker and I had filled smoothed out the entry with bondo. So I assumed that was the cause of the funny rolls and as soon as we assembled the table John tried the slow roll shots. The balls rolled away from the rail at the foot end but the level showed it had settled again and the balls were defying the laws of nature and rolling up hill. On the other side of the table the ball rolled into the rail, but far more than the bubble showed. I climbed under the table and part of the slate frame was missing. A piece of 3/4 in and a wedge was all it took to bring the low side up to correspond with the rest of the table. Tightening the screws in the foot end pulled the slate down in the corner and it was only in the first 1/8 in of that slate. In calling John, he says the table is still playing well and he and his friends are happy with all the changes. People ask me how long does it take to fix a table and my answer is from the time I start until I am satisfied it is the best that can be done. .On that job with the drive time it took 40 hours. Right now I am finishing the re veneer and rebuild of a set of rails to a Newport in the Carolinas. I have lots of old piano keys for new sights and the owner is re veneering the legs and frame. Rebuilding a set of rails and aprons that go to Arizona and working on direction for installing cushions and cloth that are clear enough for the average person could follow. See you next month any question 503-313-8546

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Phase two of the 2007-2008 Top Gun Invitational commenced on Saturday the 2nd of February at The Break Room in Medford. Twenty-four of the area’s best shooters competed for money, trophies and a place in the 2008 All Stars, where the best of the best will battle it out in July. Nine hours of grueling awesome competition produced a very happy winner. Undefeated Randy Baker from the Quarterdeck in Coos Bay proudly received $300 and a beautiful crystal lighted trophy. He, along with seven others will be invited back for the All Stars. A hard hitting and very close Second place of $200 and a crystal lighted trophy went to Val Pollock from the Cattlemen’s Saloon in Rogue River. Third place money awards were graciously received by two shooters out of The Trophy Club in Medford. Don Leach and Russ DeClusin shared that well-earned honor.

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March 2008 The

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Tournament Results February 9th, 2008 Player Matt Horner Rod Bair Dan Hill Juan Ibanez Brian Tully Peni Misa Mical Tate Scott Goula

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Bud Sautter Memorial Tournament HELENA, MONTANA The Edge Casino hosted the Bud Sautter Memorial Open Doubles Tournament February 9th. The $300 added tournament brought out some of the best doubles teams in the state. This is an annual event held in February which honors the memory of one of Helena’s most respected pool players. This year’s winners were: 1st $350 Jeff Boucher and Dan Hamper 2nd $200 Rob Millons and Troy Rogge 3rd $150 Dan Kisner and Heath Gradwohl

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March 2008

Clubs and Sticks Team trio wins Lincoln City 8-ball regional warm-up tournament By David Teller

Clubs and Sticks defeated McQ’s Qs twice to win the Lincoln City 8-ball regional warm-up tournament held at McQ’s in Spokane, Wash. The three-man teams are based the McQ’s inhouse BCA leagues, which normally consists of four players and a substitute. The teams in the tournament must have at least two BCA league members per team. Ten teams competed in the tournament. Dan Glynn, Ken Trambitas and Lon Widner make-up the team Clubs and Sticks. They wrestled the win away from McQ’s Qs 9-8 in the match for the driver’s seat. On the B-side of the tournament bracket, McQ’s Qs (John Marshall, Duane Baumgarner and Jake Flugal) won their next match comfortably 9-6, ending the four-match win streak of Notthozguyz’s, (Bill Nelson, Chuck hood and Jasoné Defilippis) who lost their first match and came up through the loser’s bracket to get in the money. Their loss to McQ’s Qs gave Notthozguyz’s a third place finish. Back in the Championship match Clubs and Sticks Rolled to a 9-6 win over McQ’s Qs to take the tournament. Nice Rack (Alicia Kvasnicka, Patty Rabel and Sandi Fisher) and Short Shots (Sharon Bledsoe, Kathy Schierman and Sammy Samatos) were the only two all-female teams competing, but neither team advanced in the tournament. The double-elimination tournament was played Feb. 24. The tournament organized by Brian Kvasnicka and directed by Nita Saddler. Winning a race to nine advanced a team in both brackets. It was played by BCA rules on seven-and-a-foot Shelti tables with Red-Circle cue balls. Entry fee was $30. The total purse was $400. McQ’s is located at 9614 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA. For questions about future tournaments call Nita Saddler at (509) 891-8357. Prize Money Pay-out 1st $200 Clubs and Sticks 2nd $125 McQ’s Qs 3rd $75 Notthozguyz

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Family’s $1,000-added BCA 8-ball league - $1,000 added by National Pool League. Players earn eligibility for BCA Championships in Las Vegas and Oregon. This season’s championship match saw Dead Stroke winning eleven of the first sixteen games to cinch a victory over Screw U2. Even though it appears to be a decisive win, Dead Stroke’s winning margin in the second and third rounds was only three balls. It was Dead Stroke’s 34-11 fourth round score that sealed the match, and they will get the tallest trophies. The NPL will pay their entry fee in Las Vegas if they choose to go. Congratulations to captain Rich Lingbaoan and his teammates, Emilyn Callado, Billy Hart, Colin Mazaika, Chadd Taylor, Torre Taylor, and Patty West. Third place trophies go to the Hit Men, who were behind Tim’s Team all night but came through with a 40-24 final round to win the match by eight balls. 2nd place - Screw U2: Captain Mary Rakin, Piper Anselmo, Jude Bautista, Elmer Diwa, Ernesto Reyes, Glenn Saoit 3rd place - Hit Men: Captain Yoon Sim, Lawrence Ai, Alvin Jang, Anand Krishnan, David Lew, Gene Miller AWARDS PARTY: Thanks to Family Billiards for the free table time and pizza, chicken and veggies! Along with trophies for our top three teams, special acknowledgment was given to Colin Mazaika and Mary Rakin. Colin’s 951 average and .909 winning percent are both the highest ever recorded in my BCA leagues dating back to Spring 1992. Mary Rakin has won BCA Junior 9-ball championships on two continents, most recently last summer when she won her second trophy in Sydney, Australia. BEST EVER: Colin Mazaika took home $50 for his .909 winning percent and another fifty for his 14-game winning streak. In week eight he was stopped going for number fifteen, losing 10-6 to Yoon Sim. He then won 23 of the next 24 games, losing 10-7 to Mary Rakin in the middle of that streak. He had another 14-game streak going when John Rexroat broke and ran a rack against him in week 18. He finished out the season winning 13 of 15 games, losing only to Ernesto Reyes and Bill Lee and finishing with a 50-5 record. In the playoffs he won all eight games he played. We might never see a better performance in this league. MOST IMPROVED: Alden Huen, finishing his twelfth season with us, got this plaque and $50 award AGAIN, raising his average 17.5 percent from 584 to 686. Close behind Alden were Anand Krishnan (15.9%) and Clem Lau (13.7%). SUPER RING GAME: Darrel Haslip had the good fortune to accept the task of making a $100 ball that was sitting on the lip of the corner pocket. This, we could call Living Right. He was the 32nd shooter. Ernesto Reyes had the best run, eight balls for a $40 take-home. John Logan made five balls, and Billy Hart and Yoon Sim each made four. Glenn Saoit made two balls and picked up the one-pound box of peanut brittle. And, even with 27 players the first five shooters got a second chance in our seasonal 30ball marathon. Enjoy that coffee mug, Darrel.


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room” at the club for all of the players and all of the onlookers, as well as the club “regulars.” The unexpected comfort and convenience of a single

Simon Pickering, Dave “Guido” McAvoy and Darrell Dunn. Tieing for 5th and 6th Places were the Crazy Canucks (Jora Sandu, Gary Reeves, Bill Thompson and Dwayne Hrushka) of Abbotsford, BC, along with PC’s Pub (Mike Stephens, Brad Hornshaw, Jim Masterman and Rod Weflin) of Everett, WA.

2nd Place Bald Spots/Players - Skagit Valley, WA Dave Linker, Jim Davenport, Hans Nendsa, Dan Hart

event location with plenty of space was the most favorably remarked upon aspect of the entire tournament. Also for the first time, a free 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Hotspot with full, free, wireless internet access and WPA-2/TKIP security, was made available for the entire three days and we intend to make this available during future tournaments. The extra tables also enabled us to run a $5 “Warm-Up,” Race-to-2, 8-Ball tournament for a full sheet of 32 players on Friday night in under 4-1/2 hours. Additionally, something we had never before been able to do, we ran a $10 “Last Chance” 8-Ball tournament for all players whose teams were out of the money on Sunday. We played this on the open tables while the main tournament was finishing up. It was a Race-to-3 on the front, Race-to-2 on the back, and back to a Race-to-3 for all money matches. In the Main Tournament, 1st Place was captured by The Underdogs, an independent team from the Lynnwood/Bothell area of WA. Members of the vanquishing team included Scott Chandler, Scooter, Randy Martin, along with Michael “Rocky” Baird, who won the final game to clinch the tournament championship for The Underdogs. The Bald Spots/Players, representing the Skagit River Valley in WA, with Jim Davenport, Dan Hart, Hans Nendsa and Dave Linker, hung on for 2nd Place. 3rd Place went to Raul Abenojar, Eddie Mataya, Scott Thurston and Dannie Stewart, playing for City Lights of Tacoma. Into 4th Place slid TransGlobal Solutions of the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, with Gord Gervais,

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Our deepest gratitude goes to Chuck Hassler, who organized the tournament, and to the staff at the American Legion, most of whom were volunteers, for their wonderful support. The staff’s attentiveness and high level of service was the second most favorably commented upon aspect of the tournament venue. Here is the prize breakdown for the Main Tournament: 1st $2010.00 The Underdogs, Lynnwood Area, WA 2nd $1512.50 Bald Spots/Players, Skag. Area, WA 3rd $1015.00 City Lights, Tacoma, WA 4th $507.50 TransGlobal Solutions, Vanc., BC 5-6 $100.00 Crazy Canucks, Abbotsford, BC PC’s Pub, Everett, WA And, the “Last Chance” Tournament (the Legion matched 50% of the pot): 1st $110.00 Mike Ottoboni, Tacoma, WA 2nd $85.00 Jim Conway, Everett, WA 3rd $60.00 L.T., Tacoma, WA 4th $35.00 Chuck Thompson, Bellingham, WA 5-6 $20.00 Ed Slade, Everett, WA Randy Click, Anacortes, WA

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CITY Beaverton Boring Medford Portland Salem Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Medford Portland Salem Wednesdays Milwaukee Portland Portland Troutdale Thursdays Milwaukie Portland Portland Portland Vaneta Fridays Oregon City Salem Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Portland Salem Sundays Dallas, OR Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Salem

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION LOCATION Hot Shots Full Moon Bar & Grill Rack’em Cues Billiards Sharky’s Pool & Brew Skyland Hot Shots Rack’em Cues Billiards Sharky’s Pool & Brew Wichita Cues Billiards Cues Billiards Skyland Domenic’s Bar & Grill Ranchouse Ranchouse Ranchouse Yukon Jack’s K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill K C Midway K C Midway JoQ’s Ranchouse Ranchouse Ranchouse Jake’s Bar & Grill Blondie’s K C Midway Classic Billiards NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Sharky’s Pool & Brew

PHONE (503) 644-8869 (503) 663-0581 (541) 779-6111 (503) 251-8399 (503) 391-4912 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (541) 779-6111 (503) 251-8399 (503) 391-4912 (503) 654-4201 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (503) 654-6969 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (541) 935-1921 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-3600 (503) 656-9501 (503) 656-9501 (503) 287-4210 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 362-3600 (503) 623-8880 (503) 656-9501 (503) 761-2622 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 391-4912

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules USPPA 8-Ball BCA Rules 9-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express USPPA 9-Ball C & below 8-Ball B & below Mod. BCA 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 8-Ball “No Masters” 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Double Elim. 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 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 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 8-Ball/9-Ball (alt.) 9 Ball - Race 4/3 9-Ball Race to 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 9-Ball

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


TIME 7:00PM $$$ 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM $75/1st w/16 7:00PM Matching 7:30PM $$$ 7:30PM $$$ 9:30PM 7:30PM 50% 7:00PM $$$ 5:00PM $$$ 7:30PM $$$ 9:30PM 50% 7:30PM $75/1st w/16 7:30PM $$$ 7:30PM $75/1st w/16 5:00PM $75/1st w/16 7:30PM 8:00PM $$$ 5:00PM $$$ 7:30PM $$$ 9:30PM $$$ 7:30PM Matching 6:00PM $75/1st w/16 6:30PM Match to $100 5:00PM $100 6:00PM 11:00AM 50% 1:00PM


March 2008 Dates, Times & Tournaments are subject to change without notice.


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

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION LOCATION Tall Timbers Houdini’s Classic Island Maggie O’Toole’s Summit Pub Cues-N-Brews Latitude 84 Halftime Spot Bar & Grill New Grove P C Pub Full Splice Longhorn Saloon J R’s Steakhouse & Bar Dr Cues 7th Rail McQ’s Log Cabin The Spot Off Main Houdini’s Cadillac Island Jillian’s Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Spot Bar & Grill Mustard Seed New Grove Charley’s Qz’s Maggie O’Toole’s Daverthumps Frankies Nifty’s Spot Bar & Grill P C’s Pub Time Out Alehouse Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail New Grove Time Out Alehouse Classic Island Schooners The Club Mike’s Place Mike’s Place 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Qz’s Full Splice Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island Uncle Jack’s The Club Frankies Dr Cues Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

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

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ADDED 100% ($100 max) $50 w/16 $200 w/20 100% 50% $50 $$$ $2/player $200 Guar 100% 100% w/15+ Pays 75% field 100%+Break Pot Break Pot $20 $50 min. Matching 100% $50 w/16 Matching 100% 100% w/32 Matching up to $100 $200 in Meat Matching 100% 100% Matching to 32 Matching 100% w/16+ $3/player 100% 50% $200 100% w/16 Matching $200 Guar 50% Matching 100% 100% w/16 100% w/16 Matching Matching Meat 100% 100% w/15+ Pays 75% field Matching Matching Matching

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

March 2008


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

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

PHONE (602) 973-1638 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (602) 973-1638 (602) 973-1638 (520) 546-3464

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

ENTR Y ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $15 $10

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

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

ADDED $25 w/16+ Matching Matching

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DA Y DAY Mondays

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

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

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


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LOCA TION LOCATION Jointed Cue Family Billiards Broken Rack Garlic City Billiards CA Billiard Club Shooters Jointed Cue CA Billiard Club Hard Times Billiards Palacade Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards Town & Coutry Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Hard Times CA Billiard Club Hard Times

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (510) 652-9808 (408) 842-6950 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (650) 992-7900 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798

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

ENTRY $5 $20 $15 $15 $10 $12 $5-$15 $20 $5 $10 $12 $10 $20 Call $12 $20 $20 $15 $20 $15


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

CITY Sacramento San Francisco



Emeryville Gilroy Mountain View

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


Daly City, CA Riverside San Francisco San Francisco


Bellflower Mountain View


$50 $75 $50

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

March 2008

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

34 DA TE DATE Mar 1 Mar 2 Mar 1 Mar 1-2 Mar 2 Mar 8 Mar 10-16 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 14-16 Mar 14-16 Mar 15-16 Mar 15-16 Mar 22 Mar 22-23 Mar 22-23 Mar 26 Mar 28-30 Mar 29-30 Mar 29-30 Mar 29-30 Mar 29-30 Mar 29-30 Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 5-6 Apr 11-13 Apr 12 Apr 16-20 Apr 19-20 Apr 19-20 Apr 24-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 25-27 Apr 26 Apr 25 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 30 May 3 May 3 May 3 May 4 May 4 May 3-4 May 9-17 May 10 May 17 May 17-18 May 17-18 May 24-25 May 28 June 7-14 June 21

CITY Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Lynnwood, WA Port Angeles, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Lincoln City, OR Fairview, MT Fairview, MT Fairview, MT Fairview, MT Libby, MT Billings, MT Phoenix, AZ Mtn View, CA Bozeman, MT Oak Harbor, WA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Great Falls, MT Bellevue, WA Tucson, AZ Sacramento, CA Tempe, AZ Everett, WA Lynnwood, WA Portland, OR Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Port Angeles, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Shelton, WA Mtn View, CA Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ Lewistown, MT Lewistown, MT Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Longview, WA Everett, WA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Beaverton, OR Lynnwood, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ Las Vegas, NV Salem, OR Bozeman, MT Mtn View, CA Longview, WA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Las Vegas, NV Helena, MT

LOCA TION LOCATION Hard Times (See ad 21) Hard Times (See ad 21) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p29) New Peking (See ad p23) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p31) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Waterhole #3 (See ad p3) Tom Scott Mem (See ad p18) Eagles Lodge (See ad p21) Alexander’s (See ad Feb) CA Billiard Club (See ad p27) Eagles #326 (See ad p29) American Legion (See ad p8) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Billiard Palacade (See ad p20) 8 Ball In (See ad p36) NWPA (See ad p16) Main Street (See ad p10) Jointed Cue (See ad p6) Kolby’s (See ad p5) Soundview (See ad p3) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p29) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p31) Hard Times (See ad 21) Hard Times (See ad 21) New Peking (See ad p23) NiteHawk (See ad p19) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Pacific ACS (See ad p2) CA Billiard Club (See ad p27) Desert Qualifier (See ad p10) Desert Shootout (See ad p10) Desert 2nd Chance (See ad p10) MCMOA (See ad p24) MCMOA (See ad p24) Pocket (See ad p19) Pocket (See ad p19) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Soundview (See ad p3) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Billiard Palacade (See ad p20) BJACS (See ad p26) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p29) Hard Times (See ad 21) Hard Times (See ad 21) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 31) Alexander’s (See ad p5) BCA Nationals (See ad Jan) The Cue Ball (See ad p5) Eagles #326 (See ad p29) CA Billiard Club (See ad p27) Cadillac Island (See ad p34) Family Billiards (See ad p17) Billiard Palacade (See ad p20) ACS Nationals (See ad Feb) Edge Casino (See ad p14)

PHONE (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (425) 640-5474 (360) 452-3845 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 League Operator (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 742-5224 (406) 293-1283 (406) 208-0518 (480) 888-5112 (650) 965-3100 (406) 587-9996 (360) 675-5266 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (406) 799-4949 (206) 920-1936 (520) 546-3464 (916) 456-3243 (480-272-2016 (425) 238-3591 (425) 640-5474 (503) 282-8266 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (360) 452-3845 (503) 285-7177 (503) 362-9740 (360) 892-7454 (650) 965-3100 (602) 293-3985 (602) 293-3985 (602) 293-3985 (406) 442-7088 (406) 442-7088 (208) 733-9676 (208) 733-9676 (360) 957-0065 (425) 238-3591 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (503) 740-8478 (425) 640-5474 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (480) 272-2016 (702) 719-7665 (503) 362-9740 (406) 587-9996 (650) 965-3100 (360) 957-0065 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (888) 662-1705 (406) 449-4997

EVENT / RULES One Pocket 9-Ball 9-Ball (big table) Juan de Fuca Mx Sc Dbls-Max 64 Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Regionals 8-Ball Ladies 8-Ball Mixed Couples 8-Ball Singles 8-Ball Doubles 8-Ball Men & Women Big Sky Singles 10 Ball AZ Desert Classic Tour Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball Open Sc Doubles Limit 24 teams 8-Ball Partners Limit 32 - one Master One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open & Women Div. 9-Ball at The Parlor (Qualifier) 9-Ball All American Tour 9-Ball Terry Stonier Mem. AWBT Tour Stop 8 Ball Everett Open 9-Ball (big table) Straight Pool One Pocket 9-Ball Ironmaniac I-25 player Round Robin 9-Ball All American Tour Limit 48 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Regional 8-Ball Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball Qualify at Alexander’s Limit 64 10 Ball Limit 128 players 2nd Chance at Metro Montana State 8-Ball New Senior Division 50+ min16 9-Ball Men & Women 8-Ball Men & Women 9-Ball Handicap - Limit 64 8-Ball 2 Pair Mx Sc Dbls Team One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Open Mixed Junior 9-Ball (big table) One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool AWBT Tour 8 Ball Bar Box Nationals Singles, Sc Dbls, Tms 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Open 9-Ball Limit 32 players Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9-Ball Handicap - Limit 64 One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball & 9-Ball Championships 14.1 (Straight Pool)

ENTR Y ENTRY $20 $25 $20+$5 g.f. $70+$10 g.f. $12 $10 Varies $10 $20 $30 $40 $35 $35 $50 $25 / $25 $20/team $60 $25 each $20 $25 Call Call $50 Call $125 $20+$5 g.f. $15 $20 $25 $40+$10 g.f. $45+$5 g.f. $10 Varies $25 / $25 $50 $320+$80 reg. $125+$25 reg Qualify TBA $35-M/$25-W $45-M/$30-W $40+$10 g.f. $125 $25 each $20 $25 $20+$5 g.f. $20 $25 $15 Call Varies $10 $25 incl g.f. $25 / $25 $40+$10 g.f. $25 each $20 Varies $20

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

$250 w/32 $1100 $200 $26,000+ $750 Guar $800 $500 Guar $1.000 $400 each $200 $500 w/full field $300 ea w/32 $200 $5,000 $500 $1000 $1000 1st place $500 $1,000 $250 w/32 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$250 w/full field $1500 $200 $12,500 $400 each $25,000 $3000 $25,000 max entries TBA $1,000 $1,000 Guar $1,000 $300 ea w/32 $200 $250 w/32 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$500 $750,000 $200 $200 $400 each $1,000 Guar $300 ea w/32 $200 $200

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

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