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Breast Cancer Benefit Tournament

Story by Suzanne Smith


alarkey’s Pool & Brew in Tacoma, WA hosted an Open 9 Ball and Ladies 8 Ball tournament on Feb 2, 2013 to raise money for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation (IBCRF). Ten dollars from each entry was added to the donation. The event included two tournaments, sale of handmade jewelry, and a raffle with proceeds to support the IBCRF. Hustlin USA and Play the Game Clothing donated shirts for the raffle and I donated two boxes of Nike golf balls and a couple gift cards to the pot. We also had a booby jar set up for people that just wanted to give a little, just because. The grand total raised via entries, raffle, and donations was approximately $875. The Open tournament was ran on 9 9 foot Brunswick Gold Crowns and included 30 players from near and far. The format was BCA 9 ball, race to seven, winner break, and 3 foul rule in effect. With the speed of early round play and the Superbowl looming on Sunday, I made the determination to run the event in one day. As the field was whittled down to the money rounds, the final four players on the A side included some new faces to me and some familiar: Eddie Mataya vs. Aaron White and Dexter Ambang vs. Chad Vilmont. Aaron and Chad both handily defeated their opponents 7-2 and 7-0 to advance to the hot seat match. Chad continued his stellar play, defeating Aaron 7-2 to earn his position in the final. Chad only lost 5 games

Chad Vilmont

and approached the players when they were tied at 3 games apiece to see if they would be interested in splitting the 1st/2nd prize money. Both players gladly accepted and with a renewed intensity, Eddie C closed out each of the final games to win that match 7-3 over Aaron. I am looking forward to many more events in the future. A special thanks to Malarkey’s Pool & Brew for having us, Hustlin USA and Play the Game Clothing for donating shirts to our raffle, and all the players who came out make the event a success. Also, Play the Game Clothing donated $3 from each shirt that was sold at the event. I would like to thank a couple individuals personally for their generous contributions, Denice White, Stephen Register, and Robert Hahn. I am starting a mailing list for my charity tournaments. Please contact Suzanne Smith at if you would be interested in receiving notifications. Top lady honors did not include a payout as only one woman tested her skills against the Open field. Julie Valdez came out to play and rebounded from a first round loss to friend JD, to win her next two matches on the B side. Thanks so much Julie for coming out to support the cause. OPEN 9 BALL PAYOUTS 1st/2nd 475/475 3rd 300 4th 210 5/6th 145 7/8th 110

Chad Vilmont/Eddie Carrido Aaron White Eddie Mataya Dexter Ambang/John Dougherty Kyle Foster/Lito

Eddie Carrido

in 5 matches and put multiple run packs together frequently throughout the day. The final four players on the B side included Eddie Carrido vs. Lito and Kyle Foster vs. John Dougherty (JD). Eddie C and JD both advanced through those matches 7-4 and 7-6, respectively to face Dexter and Eddie M (fresh off their first losses.) Both the Eddies advanced through the next round to face each other by defeating Dexter and JD by the same score, 7-4. Eddie M struggled in the next round and Eddie C took full advantage, defeating little Eddie by the same 7-4. The B side final would end up being the last match of the night as Chad was eager to head back to Snohomish

The ladies event drew eight players and when presented with the option of a double elimination bracket or a round robin format, the players unanimously decided for a round robin so that they could get more action. Each player would play 5 games against each of the other competitors and the top three players would earn the money. The format was BCA 8 Ball, rack your own, and was ran on four 7 foot Valleys. Cindy Sliva, the only grandmaster from the group, handily earned top honors only losing 3 games out of 35 played. Deby Welfringer finished in

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I want to thank everyone who came out to the tournament it was a real great time we had 30 people for the Nine Ball on friday then Saturday we had 36 men for Eight Ball and then we had 14 women that had there own tournament which was real nice to see so many women come MENS 9-BALL 1st Art St Jermaine $290/350 2nd Shane Shumaker $200/220 3rd Moroni Price $120/140 Added $200.00 WOMENS 8-BALL 1st Amy Whitehead $220/125 2nd Veronica St. Germaine $160/75 3rd Jen Alexander $110/50 4th Kim Frankom $60 Added $200.00

out we added $200.00 To the Womens Tourny I want to send out a special congrats to Kim Frankom for finishing 4th place in the Womens Eight Ball she was so excited that she got into the money the for first time great job Kim hope to see you at the next tourny.

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doesn’t make you a loser. I was recently at a tournament, with a lot of good players. A friend of mine had commented that during one of his matches that he’d beat a well known national champion during this tournament and he had done it pretty handedly. He walked over to shake his hand and told him “good play”. The person didn’t respond, was kind of moody and arrogant about it, being down from his loss I’m sure. My friend is somewhat outspoken and he just proposed a question to him, “Have you ever lost before?” The gentleman looked at him a little befuddled and said, “Well, yes”. My friend’s comment was to the point, “Then act like it!”, which in my opinion speaks volumes. We all like to win and we all lose but you’ve got to realize also that you’re probably going to do more losing throughout a years time than winning. It’s like any other sport, the batting average of any major league player is good if it’s 33%. So you figure if you lose a lot there has to be something to be gained from that loss. You can approach it in several different ways. You can become moody, arrogant, don’t want to talk to anybody, kind of brood about it. That is not very productive. We all tend to go over any game or any match we have lost to figure out perhaps where the turn around was, what we did. What we missed and how we could have done anything different. I know I have many times. If you walk away from a match after a loss and you’ve learned something from that, perhaps what not to do next time, then you gain. If we walk away with an attitude and figure, “Well, I’m just not on today”, “I’m not in stroke”, “The other guy was

lucky”, that may be true. The greatest part of this game is that you learn and you keep learning. I don’t care if it’s Earl Strickland or if it’s some average barroom player. You should learn from your mistakes or your losses. I like to watch opponents. Not necessarily opponents of mine but other opponents that I’ll meet some other time, on the road or even a little bit later in the tournament. I find their weaknesses so I can capitalize on my strengths. There’s many avenues that you can take to improve your game. Practice is only one of them, but to know the weaknesses of your opponents is a very crucial one. You can also learn from the mental attitude of an opponent. How he or she reacts in certain situations. If you play a lot of safeties that you don’t need to. You’re not in stroke. You’re on your ‘B’ game - so play a ‘B’ game. You run a couple and you duck and hide. Just one example that can be used. I’ve won a lot of games and many matches using the philosophy “Play to the level that you’re playing today”. Don’t think about how great you were. Don’t think about how great you could be. Think about how you are playing today and adapt. That’s what it’s about, it’s adapting to conditions that you’re playing. We all get bad rolls. We all get unlucky, but we all get lucky as well. We all get good rolls. That’s not saying that they average out but utilize how you play at the time you’re playing. Just because you lost doesn’t make you a loser. There’s always another match and another day. Revenge is always one of the best reasons for winning

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4-Player Team 8-Ball Tournament On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the American Legion in Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual 4-Player Team, 8-Ball Tournament, awarding $2,010 in prize money to the first 3 Places. 8 teams (one-half as many as last year), for a total of 32 players, showed up from the Auburn, Kent, Renton, Lynnwood, Everett, Bellingham, Anacortes and Oak Harbor areas. Strangely, none of the usual teams from the nearby Burlington and Sedro-Woolley areas came to play. Additionally, Malarkey's in Tacoma hosted a 9-Ball tournament this same day, in which 50 players participated -- four complete "teams" that normally come to our 4-Man Team tournament played at Malarkey's this time. Lastly, several area players were already on the road for the upcoming Reno Barbox Championships to be played all next week. This explains the sudden and saddening contraction in our tournament size. However, since we were able to run this usual weekend tournament in a single day, it appears that this small tournament size still made club revenues worthwhile.

Regional competition for formerly established tournament dates is becoming more and more difficult for the small rural clubs, and we will soon have to change our outlook for further tournament planning and presentation methods. Naturally, the smaller amount of added money we can afford is a major issue, so we are already seeking alternative play dates and tournament formats. Anyway, this year's tournament format was the usual doubleelimination with the Winners' Side racing to 9 and the Losers' Side racing to 7. At the Players' Meeting, the players voted for the true double-elimination championship, with a single race to 9 and an additional race to 9, if necessary, should the Losers' Side team win the first match. The tournament was played on 4 – 4x8 Valley bar boxes, all set up at the American Legion. The kitchen ran full-bore all day Saturday. A free 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Hotspot with full, free, tightly secured wireless internet access is now permanently available at the American Legion, and many of this tournament's participants

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“The“The Viper” Viper” An Interview by:

An Interview with Young Aspiring Player Sky Woodward

Melissa Little

Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top-10 WPBA career finishes. Melissa is currently the housepro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Downtown Denver. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. For more information about Melissa please visit: Read more articles by Melissa Little at

Last year, I participated in the August’ Midwest 9-Ball Tour event in Olathe, KS and early in the tournament I noticed a young player by the name of Sky Woodward practicing alone. I was so intrigued by his play, I thought I would take a chance and buy him in the second Calcutta and low and behold he won the tournament. We are now in 2013, I am proud to introduce you to Mr. Sky Woodward… The Interview:

Viper: Where were you born?

Sky: I was born on May 7th, 1993 in a small town population of about 25,000 called Paducah, KY Viper: Where and when did you first start playing pool?

Sky: I started playing pool when I was around 10-years old and my dad introduced to the game. My dad has always been a pretty good tournament player and as long as I can remember I was always his sidekick at the pool hall and when I got old enough to hold a cue I started playing.

Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards so far in your young career?

Sky: My biggest accomplishment so far is when I finished 4th in this years Kentucky Derby Banks event. I also won last years Midwest 9-ball tournament in Olathe, KS beating Oklahoma’s Shane McMinn in the finals 9-4. He beat me the first set 9-6 but being a true double

elimination tournament he would have had to have beaten me twice to win the title. Earlier in the tournament, Shane and I played for the hot-seat match and he had me down 8-2 and I had a good come back and ended up winning the match 9-8. Here is a list of my other accomplishments: August 2012 won Midwest 9 ball Championship in Olathe, KS Sept 2012 TAP National Champion - Charleston, SC 2011 Pioneer National Champion 2011 - 5th JR Nationals 2010 KY State Junior Champion Viper continued page 22

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The Monk

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At the Chicago World 9 Ball Championship back in the 90’s I asked Johnny Archer what he was going to do after winning that event. He told me he would go home and practice. Figuring I am going to learn a deep dark closely guarded secret I ask him what are the things he is going to work on. He said, “I will work on the fundamentals Monk. You know that”. This conversation took place almost twenty years ago. Since then I have preached fundamentals to all my students. The mechanics should not be rocket science yet just about every teacher has a new approach to the subject. Since I have been here in the Philippines I always go through the mechanics with my students. I take them through the four strokes and cue ball speed. While we work on this skill development I am making some minor adjustments in their stance. Here is where the fundamentals of the mechanics come in to play. This is a critical part of their training. It does not take long with the Filipino student as most of them have a great stroke to begin with. The basics of the mechanics have everything to do with the Pre Shot Routine. Mechanics. Think of yourself as one of those sophisticated robots standing at the table. Your mechanical body consists of many parts. When you lean in to your stance to land on the cue ball all the intricate parts must fall into place. If one small part is out of place you will not see the target therefore your brain will not be able to issue the command to execute. Without the 100% command you cannot commit to the shot. No commitment, no success. I had one student who did not line up his feet. His right leg was out of line with the shot. So he had one part of all the pieces out of line. I explained that he had an eye in the center of his right foot. He needed to see the target with that eye. So he had to adjust and move his foot more to his right. With this adjustment the quality of hit began to improve. When I pointed this out he smiled. He had trouble with his landing. When he came

down to the cue ball he was about two inches short. I had to move him closer so he could drive his cue tip through the cue ball. I also noticed that he really emphasized his follow through. This caused a steering effect on the cue tip contact. I set up a mark about four inches ahead of the cue ball and had him follow through to that mark over and over. Then I noticed that his grip was a little tight. I had him hold the cue out pointed at me and I tried to pull it away. It would not budge. Our grip should be free and easy. Not real lose, but free so we are do not lose our instincts. He also did not have a solid pre shot routine. On some shots he took three practice strokes, on others he took five and on others he only took one. I needed to help him develop a solid reliable pre shot routine. We spent more than two hours on his Pre Shot Routine. Here is where my lessons are so powerful. By taking him through the four strokes of pool and cue ball speed, he was developing an awareness of the game, while he was working on his mechanics and pre shot routine. Most students who go through the ROAD PLAYERS or THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE tell you they are not sure what they learned. They will tell you they are much better than they were before. I did not flood them with knowledge. I helped them with skill development. THE MASTERS program is designed around your cognitive awareness. You accumulate knowledge. THE ROAD PLAYERS is designed around performance. THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE is designed to make you work hard to reach a specific goal. The three elements of great pocket billiards play are Accumulate knowledge Knowledge applied is skill developed Perform that which you know. Do that and I will see you in the winners circle.


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San Francisco Billiard Academy

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Tailored Progress One of the the most common questions from beginners is “What should I practice?” The answer to that is simple: shots you have trouble with. Work on your weaknesses until they are strengths and in particular work on the problem shots that keep coming up in your games. The next step, which is at least as important as knowing what to practice is figuring out how to practice it. I’m a big advocate of a technique I call “Progressive Practice”. Let’s look at how it works for a typical problem that a beginner might have. The problem is shots into the corner with just a little angle. The practice begins with a shot that is nearly 100% like the shot on the 1 ball. Place a coin on the table -- this will mark the progress of the drill -- a short distance from the pocket and put the cue ball by it. Place an object ball half way to the pocket with a slight angle. Shoot the shot. Even though this shot is easy to the point of being unmissable, be sure to go through your full pre-shot checklist. Chalk, angle, approach, bridge, warmups, sighting, stroke, observe ... all of that. If you make the shot, move the coin farther away from the pocket and reset the cue ball and object ball. Remember to move the coin away from the pocket each time you make the shot. After a couple of shots you might have the shot on the 3 depending on how fast you move the coin. Let’s say you are moving it half a diamond (about 6 inches) each time. If you miss the shot move the coin back to the next easier notch. This is very important. If you only move the coin to a harder position you will soon be missing nearly all the time. If

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you balance harder/easier according to miss/make you will end up with most of your shots challenging but not too difficult. After 10 or 15 shots at this drill you may have progressed out to the 8 ball shot. If that’s where you stop making progress -- the coin is just oscillating harder/ easier around that distance -- you have found the shot difficulty for which you are 50% to make the shot. If you like to keep notes on your game, draw up the drill and note how far you managed to move the coin away from the pocket. If you feel like working on this particular shot some more, start over around the 3 position. Again, be sure to work on setting up solidly and putting the object ball right in the center of the pocket. This kind of drill has several nice features. If you like to score yourself to track your progress you can simply look at the position of the coin at the end of your practice -- there is no need to count each shot. The shots are challenging without being frustrating. If you do feel frustrated with only a 50% success rate towards the end of the set, you can adjust that. Instead of moving the coin an equal amount farther/nearer for success/failure, move the coin half as far for successes. What are your problem shots? Can you find a way to practice them with a way to increase the difficulty after a success? If so, you can make your own Progressive Practice drill for your own game. Demonstrations of this way to practice are available on the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP) DVD set I make with Dr. Dave Alciatore.


FULL NAME: Eric Andrew Browning Roberts NICKNAME: The Last Word HOME TOWN: Fruitland Park Florida BIRTH DATE: 3/12/2003 GRADE: 4th GPA: 3.4 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Shea's Fat Cats and many different poolhalls across Florida. WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Pechaour Custom Cue AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 2 y/d LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: 20102011 # 1 ranked Junior Player in Florida. Currently ranked # 2. OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: 2010 2nd place finish at the Atlanta Billiards Show. MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Winning my first ever qualifying tournament to get to the Junior Nationals at age 7. which made me the # 1 ranked player in Florida. In the junior division.


SPONSOR(S): Pechaour Custom Cues and Pool A Holic apparel FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Michael Jackson HOBBIES: Baseball, football & soccer FAVORITE POOL GAME: straight pool and 9ball

FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: going places with my grandpa GOALS (PERSONAL AND/OR CAREER): to become the best pool player in the world ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a very good dancer. I am a very caring I person

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21st in the NWPA tour. Redthunder and Robinson beat Tourangeau and Clark 5-4. In the one-loss bracket, Tourangeau and Clark got matched up against one of their earlier 5-0 wins, Randy Ohrstrom and Alicia Kvasnicka, who finished 14th in the NWPA tour. Despite getting another shot at redemption, Ohrstrom and Kvasnicka fell short but made it respectable, going hill-hill. Tourangeau and Clark got another shot at Redthunder and Robinson, but both teams called it quits because of the late hour coupled with long travel time that all of the final shooters were facing. The split finish gave Tourangeau two top finishes in the weekend’s tournaments. Tournament director was Brian Kvasnicka. Black Diamond Billiards is located at 9614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Wash. The next tournament action is pending. Please call (509) 891-8357 for details.

Stan Tourangeau

Stan Tourangeau sure had a good weekend when he came up through the loser’s bracket to win an open 8-ball tournament on Feb. 15 and then came back the next day paired up with Sheila Clark to split the finale of a mixed scotch doubles tournament. Tourangeau hasn’t lost anything from his game since winning the U.S. Bar Table 9-Ball Championships in Reno, Nev., a year ago. This time he was competing on 7-foot Shelti tables at Black Diamond Billiards in Spokane, Wash., and coasted through the 38-player field, 5-1, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-2. Things changed in the match for the driver’s seat against Eddie Carrido. Carrido started in a considerably more competitive bracket, going hillhill against three of the weekend’s top finishers to get to the match up with Tourangeau. The tough matches paid off, Carrido beat Tourangeau, 5-4. One thing local shooters know is don’t count Tourangeau out. In the oneloss bracket, he found out why Carrido’s matches were so hard won when he met Sterling “Smiley” Carter. Tourangeau managed to hold off the fast-paced, hustlerstyle shooting Carter with a 5-2 win. In the night cap, Tourangeau’s strong shooting paid off, posting another convincing 5-2 win. In the rubber match, Tourangeau continued running away, pulling out to a 4-0 lead when Carrido finally going and did some damage of his own, taking the next three games making it 4-3. Tourangeau finally got the crack of day light he needed and won 5-3. On the second day of the double tournament action, a couple of the guys from the 9-ball tourney teamed up with some of the ladies from the Northwest Women’s Pool Association pro tour for a mixed scotch doubles 9-ball tournament. Tourangeau partnered up with Sheila Clark who finished 23rd in the NWPA tour, after winning a tough first round 5-4, they coasted 5-0, 5-0 before running into Lyle “Sonny” Redthunder and Joyce Robinson, who finished



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Stephanie Barnes, Britany Barnes The snow was flying and the roads were icy but that didn’t stop 41 teams from all over Montana coming to the Bozeman Eagles Club for the annual Women’s State Double’s Tournament. We had a wonderful tournament and everyone had a great time. We whittled down from 41 to 8 teams on Saturday and then Sunday those remaining 8 teams battled it out. Taking 7th and 8th places were Heidi Feldtman and Rae Van Blaricom of Livingston, and Molly Jones of Livingston and Mary Garcia of Butte. 6th and 5th went to Julie Mitchell and Ashley Van Camp of Great Falls and Misty Debates and Candice Kamps of Bozeman. Our 4th place winner was Barbra Walker of Pray and Sky Tagart of Bozeman. 3rd place was taken by Judy Lorango of Anaconda and Janet Dunks of Butte. Second place belonged to Jamie Cole of Helena and Tera Jackson of Butte. Our Champions for the second year in a row was Stephanie and Britany Barnes from Great Falls. Congratulations to our Champions and thank you to all who particapted. Hopefully we will see you all again next year and we will get back to the 50 team tournament level. Next tournament at The Eagles is our Eagles District #1 Tournament on March 9th – for all you members we hope to see you there!

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In 1961 Jerry Pechauer was working under a truck mechanic apprenticeship for the International Harvester Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A fellow employee there shared an interest in pool and they played a match. A wager was made and Jerry was victorious. But rather than accepting money he received a broken Willie Hoppe cue as his prize. Not knowing any better, Jerry purchased a wood lathe to make a shaft. With some creative alterations he was able to make a shaft fit that Hoppe cue. Next, a drill press along with a lathe chuck allowed him to install joints. An avid pool player, Jerry took his love for the game and developed a hobby that would become a passion and a family business for himself and his son Joe. In 1963 two major events occurred in the development and future of J. Pechauer Custom Cues. Jerry completed his first pool cue and Joe was born. Soon Jerry gained a reputation as the go to guy for cue repairs in and around Green Bay. The only other option in the area was push on tips. Most of Jerry’s free time outside of work was spent doing repairs and making a few cues. The extra money he made from his new hobby would go towards purchasing equipment to simplify and improve the process. One of the more time consuming and impractical processes was making shafts and tapering shafts and butts. For this Jerry developed and crafted his own attachments for one of his lathes immediately making it his most valuable machine. Following Jerry’s apprenticeship a sales position became available. Jerry went on to become one of the top salespeople in the district. After a successful 14 year career at International Harvester Jerry decided a change was due. The long hours at IHC afforded Jerry little spare time to expand his home shop. Jerry began a job at a maintenance supply company training salespeople. The flexible schedule gave him the time to explore new machinery and improve the cue making process. Jerry found a machine called a “back knife lathe” and once again, with some creative altering, was able to make a valuable machine that would turn a square piece of wood into a dowel. At the age of 14 Joe had just completed his first cue and, impressed with his work, Jerry decided it was time to take their cue making to another level. Jerry and Joe began attending the industry Tradeshows in the late 70’s where a friendship was forged with Fred Mali of Mali Cues. Mr. Mali was very helpful to Jerry as he pushed forward in developing his fledgling business. Jerry even packed up his family including wife Karen, son Joe and daughters Shelley, Cindy, and Geri, and took a road trip to New York to visit the Mali Company’s facilities. In 1980, Jerry left his job and opened a retail billiards supply store offering pool tables and cues. He continued his cue work out of his home basement shop. Two years later he moved into a building with a small poolroom/bar on one side and a 6000 square foot shop and showroom on the other. Joe had just graduated from high school and entered the family business full time. Jerry and Joe took classes at

the local tech school to gain skills necessary to design and produce specialty cue making machinery. Jerry also introduced a new innovation to the cue making process by threading and gluing parts and sections of the cue for added strength and playability. In 1989, Jerry and Joe displayed at their first Billiard Congress of America Tradeshow where they met a customer from Switzerland and negotiated their first big contract. A four year deal to make cues for the European market, the Euro-Cue. Through this relationship he met professional pool player and future multi-time World Champion Oliver Ortmann. The Ortmann Series of cues was born and also sold in the European market. 17 time World Trick Shot Champion Paul Gerni was impressed with Jerry and Joe’s work and began using Pechauer cues as well. Pechauer Cues were becoming known to many professional pool players and respected instructors worldwide. In 1993, through a state and local development loan, Jerry and Joe completed a new atmosphere controlled state of the art facility which included a sawmill and vacuum kiln to cut and dry their own wood. Jerry then took a course in grading and scaling logs from a Forester at Michigan Tech and started purchasing quality Bird’s-eye

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Dennis Orcullo

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CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 1, 2013) – Reno, Nevada became pool central in the US Monday, February 25th. Players from all over the world, both amateur and professional, descended upon the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino to test their 7’ table skills at the 20th US Bar Table Championships (February 25-March 3). The popular seven day event is produced by CueSports International (CSI) and sponsored by the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. The tournament features 6 divisions, all played on 7’ Diamond tables: Men’s 10-Ball, Men’s 9-Ball, Men’s 8-Ball, Women’s 10-Ball, Women’s 9-Ball and Women’s 8-Ball. This year there are a total of 583 entries, a 14% increase from 2012. Players who enter all three of their respective divisions are eligible to be awarded points based on their finishes towards a bonus payout. The top three men and the top two women with the highest overall points will receive bonuses. In addition to the 6 main divisions, this year CSI added second chance single elimination events to each group, 10-ball, 9-ball and 8-ball. Joining CSI at the USBTC for a second consecutive year, the WorldPPA is hosting their organization’s World Championship for its members. The first two and a half days of the US Bar Table Championships are dedicated to the 10-ball competition. In the Men’s 10-Ball Division 118 players competed for their piece of the $17,300 purse that was allocated for that division alone. While he sustained a 5th round loss to Georgian Stevie Moore, Dennis Ocollo, hot off his win at the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament, plowed through his remaining opponents on the one loss bracket to pocket the $4,550 first place prize. Although relatively new to the USBTC, the women’s divisions also saw growth this year. In 2010 CSI added for the first time a separate women’s 8-ball division to the USBTC. Bolstered by how well that inaugural women’s only division was received, in 2011 CSI added a separate women’s division in all three games.

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Brittany Bryant

CHAMPIONSHIPS This year the Women’s 10-Ball division saw 26 entrants with a division payout of $2,300. Canadian Brittany Bryant, who has been a dominant force in women’s pool in North America since she was barely a teen, went undefeated including beating “Texas Tornado” Vivian Villarreal in the finals to take the $875 first place prize. Upon completion of the 10-ball divisions, the 9-ball action starts up then the seven day Reno event concludes with 8-ball from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3rd. The Action Report (TAR) is steaming the entire seven days live. You can catch all the action at

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CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 3, 2013) – With the 10-ball competition completed, 144 men and 35 women switched gears Wednesday, February 27th to start play in the 9-ball divisions at the 20th US Bar Table Championships (USBTC) in Reno, Nevada at the luxurious Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. With a literal who’s who of players participating in the event, this year’s competition has been stiffer than ever before. In addition to the prize funds for each division, men and women who enter all three disciplines in their respective divisions; 10-ball, 9-ball and 8-ball, receive points based on how they finish. The top three men and top two women point leaders receive a bonus at the end of the seven day Reno event. In the Men’s 9-Ball division, it was all about Shane Van Boening (SVB). Van Boening, who has dominated US men’s professional pool for half a decade, is accustomed to being in the top three in most, if not all, events he enters. However he started the week a little slow, but still respectively, with a 5-6th place finish in the 10-ball. However, it was evident in the Men’s 9-ball that SVB had his primo groove back sailing through the pack like a hot knife through butter. In the race to 9, double elimination alternate break format, SVB only lost 30 total games in 8 matches including a 9-7 win against Dennis Orcollo sending the recent 10-ball division winner to the one loss side. In the finals Orcollo met back up with SVB looking to win two divisions in a row. This was not to be as SVB continued his domination winning the finals 9-7. In the Women’s 9-Ball division, although surrounded by several WPBA touring professionals, Rebecca Wagner showed her 9-ball prowess once again for a second year in a row. While not a full time professional player, Wagner has an impressive pool resume over the past several years including winning the 2012 USBTC Women’s 9-Ball and 10-Ball

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divisions, the 2010 WPBA Amateur Nationals, and the 2006 BCAPL National Championships - Women’s Master Singles 8-Ball. Wagner made short order of her opponents throughout the race to 7 double elimination division. In six matches she only lost 13 total games and in the finals tamed a tornado named Vivian Villarreal 7-4. The USBTC wraps up with the 8-ball divisions March 1-3. The Action Report (TAR) is steaming the entire seven days live. You can catch all the action at www. PAYOUTS FOR THE MEN’S 9-BALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st $4,700 Shane Van Boening 2nd $2,800 Dennis Orcollo 3rd $1,600 Rodney Morris 4th $1,000 Darren Appleton 5-6 $650 Thorsten Hohmann and John Morra 7-8 $500 Ramesh Gokhul and Corey Deuel 9-12 $375 Rafael Martinez Chavez, Oscar Dominguez, Jamie Pluta and Jose Parica 13-16 $275 Ike Runnels Jr., Ronnie Alcano, Wade Thompson, Stevie Moore 17-24 $200 Ernesto Dominguez, David Styers, Mark Tafoya, Jason Klatt, Manny Chau Duran, Christopher MacDonald, Glenn Atwell, Shane McMinn 25-32 $150 George Michaels, Tommy Lipps, Gabe Apollos, Mike Hellmer, Francisco Bustamante, Larry Nevel Jr., Linn Petty, Brian Begay 33-48 $125 Larry Wilson, Tim Larson, Carl Christensen, Ramin Bakhtiari, Derek Pogirski, Sean Stevenson III, Sean Morgan, Shawn Begay, Jeff Beckley, Chad Barber, Jayson Shaw, Coby Japp, Michael William, Don Wirtaman, Mike Kushlan, Mitch Ellerman PAYOUTS FOR THE WOMEN’S 9-BALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st $900 Rebecca Wagner 2nd $525 Vivian Villarreal 3rd $325 Brittany Bryant 4th $220 Melissa Little 5-6 $140 Mary Rakin and Cindy Sliva 7-8 $100 Susan Williams, Stepahnie Goens 9-12 $75 Andrea Wilson, Christy Hawley, Betsy Sundholm, Trish Vermule

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place finisher was well known multiple straight pool champion Thorsten Hohmann. Rounding out the top 4 places were Francisco Bustamante in 3rd place and Ernesto Dominguez in 4th. There were 55 players in the Women’s 8-Ball Division – the largest field to date since the separate women’s divisions were added in 2010. In the women’s finals match, Wagner came close to taking two titles this year, but was thwarted by Frideres who capitalized on a couple of key errors made by Wagner. Frideres won 4-2. In 3rd place was Mary Rakin and 4th place was Vivian Villarreal. In the week long bonus point and award competition the top three men were: Dennis Orcollo ($3,000), Shane Van Boening ($1,000) and Rodney Morris ($500). The women’s bonus points were a tie between Rebecca Wagner and Vivian Villarreal with the two women splitting the bonuses equally ($375 each). The 2013 USBTC was produced by CueSports International (CSI) and sponsored by the Grand Sierra Resorts and Casino. Live streaming was provided by The Action Report with commentary

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Payouts for the Women’s 9-Ball Division of the 20th US Bar Table Championships 1st $1,175 Jessica Frideres 2nd $675 Rebecca Wagner 3rd $450 Mary Rakin 4th $500 Vivian Villarreal 5-6 $200 Leandrea Gaff and Brittany Bryant 7-8 $125 Leslie Bernardi and Jennifer Alexander 9-12 $75 Cindy Sliva, Sara Miller, Mary Ann Starkey and Diane Krause

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The campaigning season was over thank goodness. Christmas was over now well into the New Year. I thought I’d give Lucky a call to see how he was doing. Lucky and his neighbors were still rebuilding their town after the tornado that hit it. Since I lived a ways away from him I had to catch up on what he was doing. I wasn’t going to go over to his ranch as I was too busy with my own stuff. I tried to get him on the phone several times. I knew he was going to be busy. I finally got Lucky on the phone. We had a long, extended talk. We talked about the holidays, the New Year, the town rebuilding project, and the current affairs both with us personally and socially. Oh yeah some pool stuff too. I told him about my cat of 24 years that passed and this cat also passed away. Both cats were natural deaths meaning not euthanized. Lucky’s cat was not as old as our cat and was 17 years old. He asked how my cat lived that long. I could only tell him anything that we did that might be different than was that we gave our cat periodically Blue Green Blue Algae in her food. Lucky knew about the Organic blue-green algae as one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It’s also called “spirulina” which has super-food status due to high concentrations of proteins vitamins and nutrients. He never thought to give Blue Green Algae to his animals. He appreciated that I took such great care of my cat. We established that our love of cats were because cats were truly great teachers of life. Lucky said, Christmas time was dealing with reconstruction of his town after the tornado or whatever it was called. They still don’t really know what destroyed the town. It was costly and all the money raised by the fair was not enough. But many of the farmers and locals pitched in and it was coming along fine. Lucky said he sold his motorcycles and Guns and donated that money to towns rebuilding. He was just getting to old to ride safely anymore. A friend recently had his 3rd accident and more broken bones. Country riding is different than city riding but it just wasn’t for him. Even though Lucky never had any accident it was a matter of time…. Lucky sold his many of his guns. Lucky realized “I can only shoot one at a time for protection and I don’t hunt avidly anymore” He kept his handed down antique rifle from his grandfather, what a beauty, two hunting rifles and two hand guns. It made me think how many guns he had. Lucky said that the gun culture in America was connected to the problems we had in the news lately. Lucky said Guns are for one thing and one thing only. The money raised helped rebuild the lounge that only had one pool table. It was expanding and because of Lucky pool interest they were adding a second table. We both had to deal with health situations the past few months. Lucky’s health problems are far more significant than mine. He had many tests. Lucky had stress tests for his heart which they discovered a leaky valve and a murmur. Something he already knew about he said. They gave him a cancer screening. His PSA was in a good range. He had a bit of a cold in December that lasted for two weeks. Lucky has had many tests and procedures the past few years and I know that the costs of things were in the hundreds of thousands dollar range. He reminded me he was paying all his medical expenses out of his own pocket. Lucky said that he didn’t believe in Health Insurance companies being the middle man in the cost of health. His health concerns should be between him and his doctor. Lucky worked most of his life and had insurance when he didn’t need it. Now that he needs it and doesn’t have it, he realizes that everyone should have health care like Canada or


many other countries. Lucky pointed out that you don’t live forever, probably hinting to me about his health without saying anything directly. If he was really in ominous condition he would tell me as we are that close. The old guy gracefully does quite well for his age. Lucky’s intelligence was above average and he was able to share so many insightful things that most people never consider or didn’t know about. Knowing Lucky for all these years was like having my personal college professor. He talked about a young friend of his who needs some guidance. As a young person goes through life, trying to become an adult it is one of the true trials of life. Lucky said. “Some things a young person has to go through they shouldn’t have to go through, but things happen”. It’s a tricky that transition into adulthood just on its own. It is complicated while having distressed social, family, biological and emotional issues. Being an adult is harder when you make bad decisions. The transition years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the environment or the president. It is a time when you realize that you control your own destiny. Turning a certain age doesn’t make you an adult. It’s more than making sure your wearing matching socks. Being an adult takes some effort. It’s about being educated, more than enough and taking care of health and life with a better job. The good news is everyone goes through growing up and many un-scuffed. Lucky had some advice, What is once well done is done forever! That to say we are made wise in our adulthood not by the recollections and experiences of our past, but in the responsibility for our future. Lucky had to get off the phone and he said he would call me back…… I have said many times before knowing Lucky for all these years was like having my personal college professor or even a philosopher. Lucky is the greatest most talented pool player I know. He has made me realize that there are so many other important things in life beyond pool. Lucky reflects the best of both worlds a great pool player and probably a genius. Lucky call me back...we talked more…. Lucky just heard about Ronnie Allen and his passing. Sad news! In his teens, Ronnie traveled from Oklahoma to California playing pool. He found an action pool scene in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He won the very first tournament he ever entered, Cochran's One Pocket tournament of 1962, which included a veritable who's who of early One Pocket. Lucky had seen Ronnie as a kid while in California, and it was there he first developed the makings of a very good player. Lucky played him at Cochran’s back in the sixties. Lucky and Ronnie Allen were two different types of road players Ronnie was flamboyant at the table and was as entertaining with the spectators as he was crushing to his opponents. Everybody knew him. Lucky was the opposite low keyed and came just for the money not any fame…Lucky said “Ronnie sure got the distinction and he deserved it all…Lucky saw Ronnie in Vegas a couple years ago but Ronnie sort of recognized him or purposely didn’t acknowledge him. I think Ronnie Allen really remembered Lucky but didn’t want to let on maybe working on Lucky for another time. Lucky had played Ronnie twice. Lucky busted him at Cochran’s in 1962 and 20 years later again when he came through is little hole in the wall town. Ronnie somehow

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Jay swanson memorial Orcollo Wins Swanee

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 1, 2013) – The Western US Pool Season started full swing in style with the completion of the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament. The “Swanee” is produced by CueSports International (CSI) and was held at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California. Live streaming was provided by POV Pool ( The full 192 field ushered into the pool room early Saturday morning February 23rd to face one of the most regarded and grueling two day 9-ball events in the country. With a total purse of $15,520 up for grabs and the strongest field in the “Swanee” 17 year history; it was tough action for the rail birds. With such names in the field as recent two time consecutive winner Alex Pagulayan, Shane Van Boening - the undisputed top US player for the past several years and multiple world champions such as Francisco Bustamante, Darren Appleton, Dennis Orcollo and making a re-appearance on US soil Ronnie Alcano, the top spot could go to any player. However not to be ruled out were rock solid top California players such as Sal Butera, Ernesto Dominguez and Louis Ulrich to name a few who have the arsenal in their playing repertoire to take on their international counterparts. Winning the Swanee comes down to several factors, as all premier tournaments do; skill, a strong mental game, perseverance, a dash of occasional luck of the rolls and in this particular event, stamina. When the dust settled it was Dennis Orcollo crowned champion late Sunday night and pocked the $3,000 first place prize. In addition to winning the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial, a few additional highlights of

Orcollo’s professional 13 year career includes winning the 2012 US Open 10-Ball Championship – also produced by CSI, the 2011 Derby City Classic 9-Ball division, the 2011 WPA World 8-Ball Championship and the 2010 World Pool Masters. Next stop for many of the players who participated in the Swanee is Reno, Nevada where the 20th US Bar Table Championships started the very next day, Monday the 25th. To watch all the action at the Bar Table Championships via online PPV by The Action Report (TAR) visit www. CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Dennis Orcollo Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Photo courtesy of Ashi Fachler Championship. Visit www., www., and www. for more information about CSI and its divisions.

Payouts for the 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament: 1st $3,000 Dennis Orcollo 2nd $1,500 Jayson Shaw 3rd $1,000 Rodney Morris 4th $750 Ernesto Dominguez 5-6 $535 Shane Van Boening and John Morra 7-8 $400 Brian Butler and Manny Chau

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Batters Up Tournament News Batters Up Sports Bar in SLC had one of the biggest 9 -ball tournaments in the State. Some of the best players in Utah as well as players from Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado were comprised by 35 men and 3 ladies. The competition was extremely demanding which made it exhilarating to watch. You could see tense shoulders drop and hear the sigh of relief with every win. Players signed up by 10 am and the tournament started at 11:00am. with all six tables used. It was evident by the turnout that Tenille Whitten, Duke, and Greg did a fantastic job putting this event together. Miss Nicole Keeney from Denver Colorado was the top female player. She shoots so well that considering her age, she must have started playing at age three! In the end Chris Muirbrook took third place, Roger (roger b) Bordley took second, and MR. Ace Brown ACE BROWN won the tournament. Added to his winnings was the $500 that Batters

Salt Lake City, UT The January 8-Ball tournament turned out fabulous. We had some of the best players in our state of Utah as well as players that came from Idaho and Wyoming. The competition was pretty tough which made it exhilarating to watch! Duke was the winner overall when he beat Tarzan 5 to 4 on Sunday. We are really excited for the 9 ball




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tournament in February. We will only take 32 players (the first ones to register will be playing) and I had four sign up already. Its exciting for us because each tournament seems to bring in new players. People that have never been to Batters Up before. Once they come inside we know they will be coming back! Pool....who knew???!!! lol!

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Lifetime Pool Buddies win the 2013 Idaho State Tournament Janis Ogawa (left) 9-Ball Champion Kim Anderson (right) 8-Ball Champion

The Cue Ball in Salem, OR had their monthly tournament on February 23rd and once again fielded 44 local players. Coming out on top was 1st place Joseph Farmer, 2nd place Ressie Alvaran, 3rd place Linnie Birdsons, and 4th place Matt Grable. Left to Right: Linnie Birdsons, Matt Grable, Ressie Alvaran, and Joseph Farmer

Toadstool Mixed Doubles Tournament was held on February 9th there was over $600 in prizes! Green fees included! CALCUTTA: 1st: $180 2nd: $110 3rd: $70 CHAMPIONS: 1st Dave & Suzanne Mackey $275 2nd Jody DeRoest & JoeAnne Santy Greene $165 3rd Jimmy Elliot & Rebecca Douglass $110 4th LoriJo Poole & Jose Velazquez $50

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One Pocket legend Ronnie Allen was originally from Oklahoma, and it was there he first developed the makings of a good player. In his teens Ronnie found his way to California, where he discovered the very active pool scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He won the very first tournament he ever entered, Cochran's One Pocket tournament of 1962, which included a veritable who's who of early One Pocket. As a tournament player, Ronnie won major One Pocket events over three decades: Cochran's One Pocket tournament in 1962 Johnston City One Pocket division in 1970 Red's Open One Pocket in1984 As an after hours player, Ronnie was the dominant One Pocket player for nearly twenty years, from the mid 60's to the mid 80's. His flamboyant style at the table was as popular with the spectators as it was overwhelming to his opponents. During those peak years, it took a rare player to face Ronnie even; nearly everyone could get a ball or two -- or more. Ronnie also developed a very strong one-handed technique. Many players who hesitated to step to the table with him in normal fashion were enticed to take him on, their two hands to his one, only to find he shot nearly as well one-handed! Credited with inventing ‘power One Pocket', Ronnie was famous for his creative shots that aggressively moved several balls at once away from his opponent's pocket and towards his own. His entertaining and exciting style of play came as quite a contrast to the conservative style employed by most of the top One Pocket players when Ronnie first burst on to the One Pocket scene. His exciting style has inspired many of our younger generation of players, which has made the game itself more entertaining for countless fans. Ronnie was elected into the One Pocket Hall of Fame in 2004 for his outstanding contribution to the legacy of the game of One Pocket.

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didn’t remember him, which was good for Lucky. What Lucky said about that match up was that Ronnie never stopped talking when ever Lucky was shooting. Mainly because Lucky did all the playing and Ronnie did all the waiting and when Lucky let Ronnie shoot he still keep chattering. There should be a lot of coverage on the life of such a great pool personality. Ronnie Allen represented the glory days of playing pool for money. One thing Lucky will respect is that “the match up king” never was afraid to play anyone! Lucky mentioned he was thinking about going to another favorite event the Western BCA regional in Lincoln City. I told him to come on over I would steer him on some fish….Lucky said you mean Stan. Yes easy money! Lucky had played him years ago in a little town in Canada. Lucky’s said he remembers the scenery there it was beautiful plus it was a free vacation thanks to Stan… I told him that the WBCA Grand Master event was going to be streamed and there might be a few new players since it was open to all BCAPL players now! He asked who was streaming it, I said Cheese. “CHEESE that old kute” from Montana! It sounded as if he knew him. Yeah he produces that ‘On The Break’. Lucky said he played Cheese 15 years ago while hustling pool in the Bitterroot neck of the woods. “I won some cash from him. He was so intent on trying to beat me won’t give up. I felt so awkward that I didn’t have to run more than 3 balls in a row to win. He paid me the money and I gave it back when we were done... He was happy about that and offered me one of his “On the Break” shirts to wear around. I said “you did what!” Lucky, “Yeah I basically won a sweat shirt playing pool from him”. He was going to send them to me but I guess he lost my address or he was too busy doing his pool magazine and online TV production. He is

pretty good doing that stuff. Lucky didn’t go to one of his favorite tournament to US Bar Table Championships in Reno this year. Lucky did go however to a tournament in Olathe Kansas and Shooters. A friend “Chetty” Brown convinced him to come over as he had some money games for him plus there was a super Calcutta. There were some pretty good players there. Lucky made a few bids, just to draw attention that he might have some money. It might have worked. Lucky saw a women player there named Shelby. She’s from Washington. Lucky said “every place I go she’s there”. It might a bit weird that it seems he’s following her around. Lucky sat back and watched many of her matches. Shelby did really play well against some very good women players in this tournament. She did shoot good she has improved a lot. She could have won the tournament. Lucky thought “I wonder if she might gamble!! Lucky was scoping out a few players he had not played before. Saw Warren Kiamco who he played at Reno 2 years ago. Out of nowhere Glenn Atwell walked by. Lucky thought after the last time they butted heads on the pool table that Glenn might be still pissed off and make things hard for Lucky to get a game. They talked and got along well, glad to hear he stopped smoking. Lucky’s main target was to play Chip some one pocket. Joey, Shane and Gabe all players Lucky knew would gamble with him too. They did not know him at all. He had to catch any of them at the right time when no one was around. That being hard to do when all were such I profile players and people were. Sunday night, just a few people were around perfect to fall into a one pocket game with Chip. He bets it up and Chip’s full of confidence Chetty said …….. To be continued…. Lucky.

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second position, while Stacy Eilts rounded out the top 3. All of the ladies seemed to have a great time and I had not one sportsmanship issue throughout the day. LADIES 8 BALL PAYOUTS 1st Cindy Sliva 2nd Deby Welfringer 3rd Stacy Eilts

This event is the first in a tournament series being organized by me, Suzanne Smith. My goal is to raise $5000 to support the foundation that worked closely with my coworker who died of breast cancer last year. I plan on supporting more organizations through my tournaments as time goes on, but these first events will all be dedicated to the IBCRF. Please contact Suzanne if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring events that are raising money to support breast cancer research and community programs at

50 YEARS continued from page 21 Maple and Curly Maple for the butts of the cues. Having the availability of hand-picked maple and the means to cut it allowed them to sell shaft wood to other cue makers as well including Jim McDermott who came to Jerry for a stable source of shaft dowels. Through the years Jerry and Joe continued to expand the shop, adding CNC machines and custom designed equipment to efficiently produce their own parts including a patented quick release joint screw and shaft insert, making Pechauer cues 100% made in-house. In 2007 Joe Pechauer took over as President of the

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Terry Hamill TAP Licensee of the Month

A fter playing in another league for a b o ut 15 years TAP came to the Atlan t a a r e a in 2003. My team and I looked a t t h e r ules and decided we wanted to t r y s o m ething sligh tly different. We joined a TA P 8 ball league. In 2004 we qualifie d f o r t he TAP Nationals in New Orleans a n d m a n aged by skill, determination, and a g r e a t deal of luck to become the 200 4 TA P National Champions. I n my many years as a league pla y e r I o f t en said to myself, “ If I owned the l o c a l league I would do it this way!” I n O c t ober 2005 I got the chance to “ Do i t m y way.” I became the TAP league o p e r ator for the Atlanta area.

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POOL TOURNAMENTS Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sun - Karaoke Tuesday & Friday Saturday March 2nd is a live performance by Kettlefish. Shuffleboard, Dar ts, Chili cook-off March 10th (deadline for entry extended to March 6) DELICIOUS FOOD , Female oil wrestling for St Patty’s Party on Sunday March 17th! free wi-fi and more! WATCH THE UFC FIGHTS LIVE March 16th!

March 15th, 16th, 17th

Come Join The Fun !!!


Added Money

Based on 40 players First 64 men & 32 women

Calcutta will be Friday Entry fee $35 night at 9 PM at VFW. You must be signed up & paid by Ball in hand rules. Mar 15th 8 ball on the break is NO exceptions option to spot or re-rack

Brackets are flighted. A race to 4 on Saturday and a race to 5 on Sunday. We will be taking the first 16 men and 8 women into Sunday. There will be a mini tournaments at the VFW Friday night starting at 6pm. For information or to sign up please contact Patty. Send your entries to: Patty Dunning P O Box 764 Libby, MT 59923

406-291-5769 If no answer Leave a message!

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

DAY Mondays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Boise Pocatello Boise Pocatello Emmett Pocatello Idaho Falls Pocatello Pocatello

LOCATION The Pocket Pocket The Pocket Pocket Toadstool Pocket (1st of month) Pocket Oasis Bar Pocket

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 398-7321 (208) 233-1841 (208) 525-9962 (208) 232-9347 (208) 233-1841

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Open Race to 2 9-Ball Open Ladies Dbls-Race to 2 9-Ball (Scratch bucket) Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8/9 Ball Alternating 8/9 Ball Combination

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $50/team $5 $5 $5

ADDED $$$ Call $$$ $$$ $2/player $$$ $$$ Matching $$$

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

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

CITY Ogden Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

LOCATION D & R Spirits Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

PHONE (801) 394-8400 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball VNEA rules 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $10 $25

ADDED Call Matching Matching Matching $10/player

TIME 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

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DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Spokane Sumner Vancouver Everett Spokane Sumner Tacoma Burien Everett Everett Kenmore Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Everett Olympia Spokane Tacoma Lakewood Ocean Park Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Lakewood Sumner Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Olympia Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

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LOCATION 7th Rail Log Cabin 4th Plain Tavern O’Finnigan’s Pub 7th Rail Log Cabin Malarkey’s Pool & Brew BZ’s Sport Bar O’Finnigan’s Pub P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern P C’s Pub Frankies 7th Rail Latitude 84 Schooners Doc’s Tavern 7th Rail Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Schooners Log Cabin Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Frankies Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (360) 254-3729 (425) 745-4805 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (253) 226-3594 (206) 243-6018 (425) 745-4805 (425) 258-9465 (253) 226-3594 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (425) 258-9465 (360) 455-0352 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (253) 584-1919 (253) 863-2905 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (253) 226-3594 (360) 254-3729 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES ENTRY Texas Holdem Poker $5 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Texas Holdem Poker $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 + green fee 220 $10 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 8-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Vegas 8 Ball $5 220 $10 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. Poker $20 buy in 9-Ball Valley Rules $5 Cribbage $6 Poker Call 9-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball Open $3 9-Ball Call Poker Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 8-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball $5 + green fee Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 220 $10 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

ADDED TIME Call Call $$$ 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call Call $$$ 8:00PM Combined 6:15PM Matches to $100 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Combined Flex Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Call 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM $$$ 3:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Matching 7:00PM $2/player 8:00PM Matching 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 2:00PM Combined 4:00PM MEAT 2:00PM Matching 2:00PM

TOURNAMENTS DAY Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

LOCATION Ballad Town Billiards K C Midway Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 Wichita Pub Underground Sports Bar Greek Village Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 Rodders Rodders Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Ringo’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill

PHONE (503) 357-1111 (503) 656-9501 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 654-4201 (503) 848-8888 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 644-7847 (503) 357-1111 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball BCA 2/2 DE 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables Players Choice 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 8-Ball - B & below 8-Ball Open - R2 9-Ball Open 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball (3rd Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 9-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball Open - Handicap Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball 9-Ball BCA 3/2 DE 8-Ball - Race 2/1 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8-Ball Open - Handicap

ENTRY $5+$2 g.f. FREE $5 $5+$2 g.f. FREE $7 +side pot $5-B/$10-M $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. Call $7 $5 $3 $3 $5 $5 M/$3 W $5 $5+$2 g.f. $3 M/$2 W $15 $5 M/$3 W

ADDED $3 $3/player $$$ w/9+ $3/player $3/player Match on $5 $3/player Call $$$ w/9+ $3 Call $5/player Matching Matching Call Call Matching Match up to 23 $3 $100 Call Matching

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

CITY WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5

ADDED Matching Matching

TIME 2:00PM 2:00PM

Mondays Fridays Sundays

Reno Reno Reno

Diamond Billiards Diamond Billiards Diamond Billiards

(775) 828-0616 (775) 828-0616 (775) 828-0616

9-Ball A-B-C 8-Ball Open BCA 8-Ball Open BCA

$14 $11 $11

Call Call Call

6:30PM 6:30PM 6:30PM



Jointed Cue


Sherman Oaks

Mountain View

House of Billiards Broken Rack Plush Pockets Jointed Cue Hard Times CA Billiard Club Buffalo Billiards Buffalo Billiards Hard Times Family Billiards DVPL CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sat) Buffalo Billiards Hard Times CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sun)

(916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (818) 400-3693 (510) 652-9808 (818) 400-3693 (916) 456-3243 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733 (415) 931-1115 (510) 861-0812 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100

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

$5 $20 $15 $20 $15 $5-$15 $17 incl g.f. $11 $5 $5 $10 $20 Call $11 $22 $12 $20 $10 $20

Call Call Call $100 1st Tues only Call $50 $100 w/20+ Call Matching Matching Call Call Call Call $100 $5/player Call Call $100

8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 6:00PM 2:30PM 12:30PM 6:00PM 6:00PM

San Francisco Family Billiards

Emeryville Northridge Sacramento Wednesdays Bellflower Thursdays Fridays Saturdays

Petaluma Petaluma Bellflower

San Francisco


Mountain View Mountain View

Mountain View Mountain View


Petaluma Bellflower


DAY Saturdays Sundays


Report any tournaments no longer being played 406.285.3099


CITY Forest Grove Oregon City Coos Bay Forest Grove Gresham Milwaukee Beaverton Portland Coos Bay Forest Grove Medford Forest Grove Gresham Oregon City Oregon City Portland Salem Beaverton Forest Grove Portland Portland Salem


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

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Tournament Trail Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

Click on the MAP link online to get directions to each location DATE Mar 1-3 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 2-3 Mar 9 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 10 Mar 10 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 11-17 Mar 12-14 Mar 15-17 Mar 16 Mar 16-17 Mar 21-24 Mar 21-24 Mar 22 Mar 22-24 Mar 24 Mar 24 Mar 22-24 Mar 23 Mar 23-24 Mar 23-24 Mar 23-24 Mar 24 Mar 29-30 Mar 30-31 Apr 4-5 Apr 5-7 Apr 5-7 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 12 Apr 12-14 Apr 12-14 Apr 14 Apr 18 Apr 18-21 Apr 18-21 Apr 20-21 Apr 20 Apr 20 May 5 May 9-12 May 9-12 May 11 May 17-18 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27 Jul 17-27

CITY Belgrade, MT Oregon City, OR Portland, OR Tacoma, WA Salem, OR Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Provo, UT Provo, UT Reno, NV Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Libby, MT Reno, NV Bozeman, MT Las Vegas, NV Spring, TX Spring, TX Spring, TX Spring, TX Spring, TX Bozeman, MT Reno, NV Oak Harbor, WA Salt Lake City, UT Sacramento, CA Emmett, ID Sartoga, WY Washington Washington Butte, MT Butte, MT Salem, OR Portland, OR Miles City, MT Miles City, MT Miles City, MT Reno, NV New Town, ND New Town, ND New Town, ND Salem, OR Emmett, ID Northridge, CA Portland, OR Billings, MT Billings, MT Salem, OR Provo, UT Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV

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LOCATION PHONE Rocky Mtn (see ad p36) 406-586-9526 Jake’s (See ad p38) 503-362-3600 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p38) 503-282-8266 Malarkey’s (see ad p35) 206-920-1936 The Cue Ball (see ad p38) 503-362-9740 Black Diamond (see ad p11) 509-891-8357 Black Diamond (see ad p11) 509-869-2131 Black Diamond (see ad p11) 509-891-8357 The Gameroom (See ad p19) 801-607-1201 The Gameroom (See ad p19) 801-607-1201 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 775-828-0616 Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Western BCA (See ad Feb) Mint/VFW (See ad p39) 406-291-5769 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 775-828-0616 Rocky Mtn (see ad p36) 406-586-9526 Rum Runner (See ad p28) 702-736-6366 Big Tyme Classic (See ad Feb) 281-288-0800 Big Tyme Classic (See ad Feb) 281-288-0800 Big Tyme Classic (See ad Feb) 281-288-0800 Big Tyme Classic (See ad Feb) 281-288-0800 Big Tyme Classic (See ad Feb) 281-288-0800 Rocky Mtn (see ad p36) 406-586-9526 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 775-846-2145 Am Legion Post 129 (See ad Feb) 360-929-6076 Batters Up (see ad p33) (801) 463-4996 Jointed Cue (See ad p26) 916-456-3243 Toadstool (See ad p34) 208-398-7321 Wyoming Open (See ad p28) 307-329-8924 BTRT (see ad p27) 253-226-3594 BTRT (see ad p27) 253-226-3594 Copper King (See ad p28) 406-942-0317 Copper King (See ad p28) 406-942-0317 The Cue Ball (see ad p38) 503-362-9740 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p38) 503-282-8266 Yellowstone Tav (See ad p38) 406-853-5013 Yellowstone Tav (See ad p38) 406-853-5013 Yellowstone Tav (See ad p38) 406-853-3265 Diamond Billiards (see ad p28) 775-828-0616 4-Bears Casino (see ad p27) 701-421-0604 4-Bears Casino (see ad p27) 701-421-0604 4-Bears Casino (see ad p27) 701-421-0604 NWPA (see ad p30) 206-920-1936 Toadstool (see ad p34) 208-398-7321 New World Billiards (see ad p16) 818-400-3693 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p38) 503-282-8266 MCMOA (See ad p30) 406-208-3506 MCMOA (See ad p30) 406-208-3506 The Cue Ball (see ad p38) 503-362-9740 The Gameroom (see ad p19) 801-607-1201 BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43) BCAPL (See ad p43)

EVENT / RULES VNEA Valley League 8-Ball Singles Warm Up Straight Pool NWPA Qualifier U.S. Open 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Play the Pro Pool Clinic Varner/Appleton Pool Exhibition Varner/Appleton 8-Ball 9-Ball-Single Elim 9-Ball Minis & Ring Games 8-Ball Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Singles M/W 8-Ball Teams M/W presents 8-Ball Novice 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Seniors 8-Ball Masters 8-Ball Men’s Mixed B Teams New Grand Master Divisions 18th Annual Tom Scott Tournament of Champions VNEA Women’s League Andy Mercer Mem. 9-Ball One Pocket- Max 16 - SE 9-Ball Banks - Max 16 players Open 9-Ball - Max 128 players Womens Open 9-Ball -Max 32 9-Ball Seniors 55+ Max 32 VNEA Bozeman City League Jr National Qualifier 8-Ball Partners Who’s Your Daddy-Max 64 44th Annual 9-Ball 8-Ball Open Ladies Only Wyoming Open Tri-Annual 220 Event Tri-Annual 198 Event Crazy 8-Open Crazy 8-Women 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Straight Pool 9-Ball Singles 8-Ball Singles 8-Ball Doubles 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Men 8-Ball Women 9-Ball @ The Cue Ball 8-Ball Tax Relief Tournament 9-Ball Handicapped Straight Pool 4 Person Team (2 VNEA) Singles Wm (A/B) Men (A/B) 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball 37th BCAPL National Champ. U.S. Open One Pocket-Limit 64 U.S. Open 10-Ball-Limit 96 U.S. Open 8-Ball-Limit 96 USAPL National Champ. 9-Ball Challenge World Artistic Pool Champ. Jr National 9-Ball

ENTRY ADDED Call $20 $$$ $15 Call $750 w/33+ $10 $200 $20 $200 $5 cover $100 $1,000 w/64 $75 Call Call Call Varies Varies $30,000 Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies $100+$25 $2,500/$2,000 $35 $800 w/40 $10 min. Call Call $200 $3,700 Guar $150 $1,000 $150 $1,000 $40 $3,500 Guar $40 $1,000 $40 Srs 55+ $500 Call Call Call $60+$20 g.f. $500 w/32 Call Call $50 $5,000 payout w/90 $20+$5 g.f. $$$ Call $8,000 Call Call Call Call $50 $2,000 $35 $500 $10 $200 $15 $15+$5 g.f. Call $35+$5 g.f. $1,000 $40+$5 g.f. Call Call Call $50 $2,000 $65 $10,000 $50 $3,000 Call $500 Guar. $25 $$$ $24 $1,300 Guar. $15 $200/team Call $75/qualify $25,000 w/500 $10 $200 $75 + $15 g.f. $1,500 w/full field Varies Online Online $10,000 Online $25,000 Online $25,000 Online Online Online Online Online Online Online Online

TIME Call 9:30AM 11:00AM Call 10:00AM 10:00AM 6:00PM 7:30PM 10:00AM 1:00PM 11:00AM 7PM Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call 6:00PM 10:00AM Call 7:30PM 12:30PM 12:30PM 7:00PM Noon Noon Call 11:00AM 10:00AM Call Call 10:00AM Call Call Call Call Call 10:00AM 11:00AM 6PM Call Call 11:00AM Noon Call Call Call 9:00AM 1:00PM 11:00AM 6:00PM 3-5PM 10:00AM 7:00PM Online Online Online Online Online Online Online Online




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