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The World Professional League played their first league championship at the WPBL Arena in Las Vegas, NV Friday February 13, 2014 which was broadcast live in the US via ESPN3. The final match-up had the #2 seed Minnesota Outlaws facing off against the league’s #12 seed the Atlanta Web: http://wpbltv.com Scorpions. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ The inaugural season’s first championship wpbltvcom was not without some pomp and circumstance. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WPBLtv Opening ceremonies included the singing of the National Anthem and displaying of the championship trophy that the winning team would take home. Johnny Archers’ Atlanta Scorpions who are not without superb talent, were league underdogs going into the match facing one Minnesota Team: of the most consistent teams throughout the Jesse Engel, Ralf Souquet, season Thorsten Hohmann’s Minnesota Outlaws. In the end, the Outlaws proved too tough for Thorsten Hohmann the Scorpions as they held on to win the first WPBL Championship. The night capped off with the Championship trophy presentation and the Outlaws being presented with the $30,000 grand prize in cash. Jesse Engel’s regulation win over Shannon Daulton in the final singles game of the match gave the Minnesota Outlaws the first ever World Professional Billiard League Championship. Daulton needed a win in either regulation or a shoot-out to give Atlanta a chance to tie or win the match in the final game, but he committed a critical scratch with time winding down that would be his last shot of the match, as Engel ran his score to 30 a short while later. But the most devastating scratch of the day came a game earlier, when Dennis Hatch was on the verge of a 30-0 shut-out of Ralf Souquet. However, after sinking the bonus ball shot that would have given him a 30-0 win, the cue ball glanced off the rack and straight into a corner pocket for a scratch that wiped away his shut-out bid. The shut-out would have made the score 6-5, instead Hatch only picked up a single point in a shoot-out to make the score 6-3, forcing Daulton to win the final singles game to keep Atlanta alive. Minnesota jumped out to a 3-0 lead by opening the match in 3 on 3 with a shoot-out win, then Thorsten Hohmann and Souquet handily defeated Archer and Hatch 30-3 in the first doubles game. Atlanta won the final two doubles games in shoot-outs to pull within 3-2 at intermission, Atlanta Team: Johnny Archer, Dennis Hatch, Shannon Daulton setting up Hohmann’s shut-out of Archer to open singles play, giving Minnesota a 6-2 lead. The Outlaws took home one fourth of the $120,000 to the twelve teams in the Like Usawarded On Facebook www.facebook.com/onthebreaknews www.TheBreakMagazine.com March 2014

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It’s always impossible to know whether the addition of certain absent players in a major pool tournament might have affected the outcome. This speculative question came up after the US Open 9-Ball Championships last October when Efren Reyes, Alex Pagalayun,Francisco Bustamante and Dennis Orcollo did not compete. “What might have happened if” is the way the question goes, and it’s applicable to the results of the 2014 Jay Swanson “Swanee” Memorial 9-Ball Tournament, as well. On the weekend of February 15-16, Dennis Orcollo successfully defended his 2013 “Swanee” Memorial title, wending his way through a full field of 192 entrants, who’d signed on for the $4,000-added event, hosted by Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA. Missing from this year’s roster were Orcollo’s 2013 finals opponent, Jayson Shaw (who was competing in the Empire State Championships on the opposite coast), along with third-place finisher, Rodney Morris, sixth place finisher Shane Van Boening, Bustamante, Pagalayun, Darren Appletonand Warren Kiamco, to name just a few. Would they have made a difference? You’d have to assume they would have, one way or another, although whether the final result would have been different is a

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matter of idle speculation. Orcollo worked his way through seven opponents, including Carlo Biado (twice) andHunter Lombardo, before running into Mika Immonen (not on hand for the 2013 event) in the hot seat match and then coming back to defeat him in the finals; something that could well have happened had the missing players been competing. Orcollo’s first matchup against Biado came in the fourth round, and it started Biado on a seven-match, loss-side journey that would end with Orcollo in the semfinals. On the winners’ side, Orcollo advanced to meet and defeat Miza Estrada, and earned himself a spot in one of the winners’ side semifinals, against Lombardo. Immonen, in the meantime, squared off against Oscar Dominguez, in the other semifinal. Orcollo sent Lombardo to the losers’ bracket 7-2, and in his first of two against him, met Immonen, who’d sent Dominguez over 7-4. Immonen and Orcollo battled to double hill before Immonen prevailed to sit in the hot seat. It was Lombardo, coming off his winners’ side semifinal match, who ran into Biado, who’d most recently defeated Mitch Ellerman 7-4 and Santos Sambajon, Jr. 7-3. Dominguez drew John Morra, who’d been sent to the loss side by Biado. Morra shut out Tang Hoa and spoiled a father/son match by giving up only a single rack to Oscar Dominguez’ father, Ernesto. Son Oscar ended Morra’s bid 7-5, as Biado was busy eliminating Lombardo 7-1. In the quarterfinal match, Biado downed the younger Dominguez 7-4, which gave Biado a second chance against Orcollo. To no avail, as it turned out. Orcollo took him down a second time 7-5 to earn his own rematch against Immonen. Orcollo went on to claim his second straight “Swanee” Memorial title with an 11-5 victory over Immonen in the finals. Tour Directors David Hemmah and Marie Lim thanked the ownership and staff at Hard Times Billiards for their hospitality

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Are You SHARKING? THE SKY IS NO LIMIT or are you being sharked? BY: DON AKERLOW

Most of the time sharking occurs between one player or another. For instance: Player A is down shooting what would appear to be a difficult shot, Player B moves himself or walks into the line of site, then stops and moves off. There are many ways to shark but I won’t go into them for obvious reasons. A lot of time you don’t even know that you are being sharked. It is done with a lot of subtleties. I recently witnessed some sharking that just blew me away. Asking the player who is done on a shot, ready to shoot, where they are going when the player has already designated a pocket and been acknowledged. Laughing, carrying on in front of the player when they are shooting. What can you do? In the old days you threw down and beat the crap out of the guy. In today’s world that is frowned upon and no doubt the person who is sharking would call the cops.

So what do you do? Here is something that has worked for me on occasion - do the exat same thing as they are doing. If they walk in front of you and stop - you do the same. If they yell and scream - you do the same. If they clap loudly when you miss - clap even louder when they miss.

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It just occurred to me another way to get to them - technology. Why not use technology?! Now here is what I mean - don’t get back at them by dong the same thing as they by sharking. Everyone today has a cell phone. Most cell phones have video capabilities. Video tape them sharking/cheating and take this to your league operator. File a complaint. Word of advice, get two or three different videos from different people from different nights. Make your case strong. This was the advice I gave to the league players when I saw this. Hopefully it helped. I like to have a good time and joke around but when I get down on the pool table, I want to win or lose on my own merit. Good luck to anybody else that this is happening to. Leagues are all about competition and having a good time and it shouldn’t be ruined by a few intellectual midgets.

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We’re supposed to want to get better. However, not everybody is willing to pay the price. Some players merely pay lip service to getting better. They read magazines, watch videos, bang balls around, play a lot of pool. They may even buy training aids or take lessons. All this stuff does little good, though, if you don’t actually change. Players come to pool school and we shoot video of them executing standard shots. After six hours of working through all the particulars of stroke, stance, grip, bridge, and alignment, we watch that first video. They are astonished at the flaws and weaknesses they now see. Whatever they were doing earlier had been gradually developed over however many years they’ve played. They’ve done it a zillion times, so to the player, it feels normal, natural, and pretty good. Meanwhile, the new stuff makes perfect sense, but feels awkward and unnatural. It might take some time before they trust it. Months or years later, when I run into them, I ask about their game. Many have done the work and have made dramatic gains. But some have fallen back into their comfort zone, playing like they always have. They haven’t changed much, and neither have their results. What’s different? Why do some players zoom forward while others may play at the same level for thirty years? My answer is this: Some players really want to get better. They are clear that if they don’t change, they’ll keep getting the same results – and they’re not happy about those results. They accept that change requires commitment. To raise your game, you have to make smart changes and commit to implementing them fully. You have to believe it will be worth going through whatever it takes. You have to want it. Pool, as you know, is really hard, really precise, really frustrating. We probably wouldn’t play it if it was easy. We thrive on the challenge, the precision, the beauty – and maybe – the agony. Players that radically improve their game have taken action. They’ve accepted the need to change, and they’ve embraced the process. Sometimes your game goes down for a while. Gotta suck it up and trust what you’ve committed to. Work through it. Earn it. Great players became great by continually evolving their game, accepting the difficulties of change and growth. Making your changes stick requires belief, desire, and vigilance.

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So, what’s holding you back? Are you playing with dignity? Are you playing well enough that you’re OK with your game? Good for you. If not, well, what are you waiting for? Let’s buzz through some aspects of play that are good candidates for radical improvement: • Skills – We have an infinity of pool skills to build. Precision draw, follow, pocketing, position, speed control, and on and on. Work on your weakest skills. Fix your worst thing and your game comes up. • Form – Your accuracy, consistency, and stamina improve as your form improves. You can always improve your bridges, grip, stance, and stroke. Seek a good instructor and get a solid video analysis of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, along with clear, sensible suggestions about what you should change and why. • Knowledge – You don’t know what you don’t know. There is no end to pool knowledge. Clarify and deepen your understanding of strategy, position play, ball behavior. Read the best books. If possible, go to a real pool school. • Experience – Put in time at the table, fully engaged. Compete. Play stronger players. Watch winners win. • Practice – Yeah, real practice is a highly efficient use of your time. Drills are tough for a reason. I tell players that 15 minutes of serious practice is as valuable to them as 3 or 4 hours of play. • Confidence – Confidence is the flip side of fear. Players are afraid to miss, afraid to lose, afraid to look stupid at the table. Gain confidence by actually doing some of the work described here. Fearful players carry tension in their body, and of course, tension makes you play worse. • Winning – To radically improve, you’ll have to step up your belief in yourself and your abilities. If you, in your heart of hearts, don’t believe you deserve to win, you often will find a way to lose. Self-sabotage is not a helpful skill. Do the work and give yourself permission to play better. To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.

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Chip Compton from Oklahoma City, OK

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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. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. Recently, Melissa opened a new billiard supply store www.qzetta.com For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com Read more articles by Melissa Little at www.onthebreaknews.com

The Interview Viper: Where were you born? Chip: Okc,OK Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards? Chip: 3-time “White Diamonds” champion doubledipping Brandon shuff in the finals of the last one. 2012 Texas Open Champion doubledipped my best friend and mentor Joey Gray in the finals running six consecutive racks on him in the finals. Oklahoma State 9 and 8 ball champion. Viper: Do you have a nickname yet? Chip: “Double Dip Chip” for double dipping the White Diamonds tournament three times in a row. Viper: What are your short-term goals? Chip: Within the next couple of years I would like to be know as the best One-Pocket player in the world and represent the USA by playing in the prestigious Mosconi Cup. Viper: What do you do when you’re not competing? Chip: I play golf everyday; read self-help books like Zen Putting and the Inner Game of Tennis. And try to spend as much time with my niece nephew and the rest of my family as I can. Viper: Do you have siblings? Chip: I have one older sister who is 27 and one half sister who is 12.

Viper: Who got you started in playing pool? Chip: I walked into my first poolroom when I was working for my father at the age of 13. Haven’t put my cue down since. Viper: What do your parents think of your pool career? Chip: My mother who passed away recently supported me 100% and watched a lot of my matches online. My father is the one who got me started playing and supports every tournament I play in. I was lucky and couldn’t have asked for better parents. Viper: In your opinion, what parts of the world produce the best players? Chip: I think the best players in the world come from the Philippines and Europe is right behind them.

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Three columns ago I made some suggestions about playing safe by leaving your opponent stuck on the end rail far from the object ball. That strategy is most useful at nine ball, where he has no choice of which ball to shoot and it will be the same one you are contacting. At eight ball, a different set of safe strategies comes up because unless you are both on the eight ball the two players have different balls to hit. This brings a lot of finesse safes into the game. Here are two shots that take soft accurate hits. For a previous discussion, check out the online archives of this magazine and look back at September of 2011. In Shot 1, you have either played lousy position on your last solid or your opponent has played a good two-way attempt on the eight ball. In any case, you’re going to have to do something good or you will lose on your next shot. One possibility is to play the cue ball off the left side of the one ball and leave it at A. Your opponent has a bank from there, but if he reads this column he is more likely to stick you behind the eight ball. Instead, try to line the balls up near the cushion. This takes a little gem of knowledge: if you hit half of the one ball in this position, and let the cue ball roll softly, the cue ball and the object ball will travel the same distance. That will leave them lined up along the cushion. The next time you have five minutes before or after a match, try this shot a few times to see how easily it can be made to work. If the one ball travels too far and leaves a gap to shoot the cue ball through, hit less of the one. That will put less speed into the one ball and more speed into the cue ball. Conversely, if the cue ball goes to the cushion and bounces out too far and leaves a clear shot on the eight, hit more of the one ball. Within three or four shots you should have a feel for lining the two balls up exactly. Usually, the softer you can hit this shot the better as you don’t want to leave a gap between the rail and the one ball that your opponent can shoot the cue ball through. This particular position allows a very soft hit as you can get the required cushion contact with either ball. If either ball ends up more than a ball from the cushion, you hit the shot too hard. In Shot 2, the problem is a little different. You have failed to break out your last two balls. Of course you should have gotten them apart earlier in the game, but now you have to deal with them. You need to find the shot that doesn’t just get safe but that gives you the upper hand. You could play very, very softly off the side of the two ball to go to the cushion and freeze up against the two, but that doesn’t develop your position at all. If your opponent manages a swerve shot or a three-cushion kick to hit

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BY: MICHAEL K GLASS

Gimme a Break! (Bonus Edition) Final thoughts in a short series on breaking

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

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Ok, I know I said my last article concluded my series on breaking. Consider this an epilogue. I recently returned from the 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Tournament in Sacramento, CA. Yes, I played. No, I will not discuss my performance. Ahem. Let’s just say I became a spectator fairly early and leave it at that, shall we? As I was watching some amazing 9-ball, I carefully watched the pros as they broke. There were many styles and speeds, but two of them stood out for me: Corey Deuel and Shane Van Boening. As many of you may know, Corey loves to soft-break. He has nearly perfected it, and when the tournament rules favor him, he will use it to his advantage. In this tournament, you did not have to break from the box, and there was no requirement for the balls other than 4 of them had to hit a rail. Perfect for Corey, and most of the time he made the wing ball in the corner pocket. About half of the time, the one-ball was making its way into the side pocket as well. Textbook. Shane, on the other hand, smashed the balls, “squatting the rock” in the middle of the table almost every time. He, too, made the wing ball on almost every break, but his would blast into the corner like it couldn’t leave the table fast enough. The man is a breaking God. We’ll get back to his break in a moment… While I was observing, I ran into Joe Tucker. If you don’t know him, he is one of the premier pool coaches and instructors today, and has produced a fantastic book/video series on racking and breaking. I strongly recommend his Racking Secrets videos if you want to know more about how to read racks, and learn how to pocket balls on the break. I have studied his techniques, and I thought I had them down pat. After one of Shane’s perfect earshattering breaks, Joe turned to me and said “did

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you see that?” My response was something along the lines of “yeah, he really smashes the hell out of them!” Joe looked at me for a moment, then said “No, he broke from the box. He moved the cue ball in from the side,” (where he had been breaking) “and made the wing ball. That’s impossible.” Impossible? Seemed possible to me, considering that we just saw him do it. I watched with interest the next time he broke, and he was right! Shane seemed to be taking his time during the rack, making sure the balls were all tight, with no gaps. He then placed the cue ball about 9 inches left of the center spot, lined up the break, and smashed them again. And wouldn’t you know it, the wing ball rocketed into the corner pocket again! Joe turned to me and said “See? Impossible.” So what does this mean? Without going into too much detail, according to Joe, the only way that can happen is if the ball at the bottom of the rack has a small gap. This can happen after a while during a tournament — the balls just won’t rack tight any more. It can be a pure coincidence, of course… professional players will experiment with break position until they find what works, and when they do, they can become unstoppable. In Shane’s case, he was breaking from about 4 inches off the side rail every game, in every match, and he suddenly switched to the new “inside the box” break position. Does this mean that he was “fixing” the rack, leaving that gap on purpose? It didn’t look like it to me, but I suppose that is a possibility. More likely is that he just couldn’t get the rack perfectly tight, observed where the gap was, and adjusted his break position to compensate. I’m not calling Shane or Corey’s integrity into question

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“Mr Roboto”

A cold breeze and the drizzle of rain marked a cold November afternoon back in 1997.  Shadowman’s Billiard Parlor in Campbellsville, Kentucky was the setting for the area’s monthly 9-ball tournament.      The field was star studded. Players like David Rice, Mike Blevins, and John Brumback, were all regulars in quest for the monthly title. As the tournament progressed, David Rice and I Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

were pitted against one another in the finals. David was an incredibly difficult player to beat and always demonstrated sound pool mechanics. Local player, Eddie Adams once said, “Look at David, he is just like a robot. He does everything

over and over perfectly!” In fact, it was Eddie that coined David the nickname “Mr. Roboto”. During my match with David, I paid close attention to his stroke in an attempt to learn something that might help my game. I noticed as David approached each ball he would always aim from a standing position then settle into his stance. Aiming while standing seemed to be the first checkpoint before each shot. Next, he would take several slow warm-up strokes to ensure aim (second checkpoint), and then move into what many refer to as “The Firing Order”. The first part of “The Firing Order” is called “Set” (third aiming checkpoint). This is where you stop your cue tip 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch away from the cue ball and take one final look. You should note that it takes the human eye 3 seconds to focus on a target from a still position. Therefore, it is imperative that you come to a complete stop to zero in on the intended target. You will want to note that your eyes should be focusing on the cue ball at the end of the “Set” position. The next thing David would do is move into what many instructors refer to as “Pause”. This

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In Memory of

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On December 31, 2013 TAP's Founder/CEO, Loyd Schonter, passed away from a massive heart attack. With the 18th annual TAP Rally underway this week and the first Rally that our dear founder will not be attending, we at TAP would like to take this time to look back on the man that envisioned this event and what a amateur billiard could be and did become. Loyd founded TAP in 1989 with just 30 players. Back then, TAP was known at this time as The Association for P.O.O.L. with the acronym of POOL meaning "Privately Owned and Operated Leagues". Loyd had a vision that a pool league could be better than what he and his friends were seeing at the time. As his vision took off and with the steady growth, Loyd decided to start licensing out his league in 1996. Since that time the TAP phenomenon has expanded into over 40 states and Canada. During this period the name was shortened to a more user friendly name that we all come to know as TAP. The transition from a dream by one man into a reality was taking hold. TAP's first annual Rally in the Valley was held at the Super Billiard Expo at Valley Forge, Pa. in 1997 with just 22 teams attending. This year the event was expanded to host 192 teams. Loyd liked to take things slow and grow into each phase to assure the highest quality event for his members so in 2002, Loyd finally decided that it was time to add a national event to the schedule. TAP had grown large enough to give his members what they wanted and that was a true national TAP champion. But unlike other billiard leagues, Loyd decided to add a twist to his national events and that was a nationals that would move every few years to different locations in the United States. Since that time, TAP members have enjoyed national events in cities such as Las Vegas, New Orleans, Louisville, Chicago, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Charleston S.C. In 2014 it will be in Dallas and in Nashville for 2015. But this was just the tip of the iceberg in Loyd's mind. Next on the agenda for Loyd was his true passion. Pool-net. Loyd trademarked the name Pool-net

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before most of us had a computer. He envisioned a billiard league that was using the state of the art technology that would make available to his members all the data and statistics that was in Pool-net at the click of the mouse. This became a true reality in 2008 when Pool-net was finally launched. And in true Loyd Schonter fashion he was just getting in stroke. Next up was adding the fun parts or as Loyd liked to say, "the bells and whistles" to Pool-net. These features were a team logo/ picture module, a "Who is the Best?' module and many other features to help TAP licensees manage their leagues to the fullest. But Loyd was just getting warmed up because now he set his sights on the thought of inputting weekly league scores via devices such as Iphones and Ipads as well as all of the android devices. In late 2013 and just a month or so before Loyd's passing, TAP introduced the score keeping application that is now being used with great reviews. One can only imagine what was in Loyd's head and what he was planning. We will never know. The picture above was taken at TAP's 2013 nationals at Pheasant Run resort near Chicago, Illinois and only 7 weeks before Loyd's untimely passing.. We at TAP like to look at this picture thinking that Loyd is still watching over his league from the heavens. He is gone now but will never be forgotten. So as you view the playing arena at the Rally this and see the excitement of the competition and the lifetime friendships that are made, we at TAP would like you to take a moment and thank the man that made this all possible for you, Loyd Schonter. There is only one way to close this tribute to Loyd and that is what has become the battle cry within TAP and what Loyd loved to say and that is.......TAP ON!

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PHOTO: from Alex Bradley - winner, Mary Rakin, and runner-up, Jason Williams

Leaving on a High Note Racking the balls for the first round of The Broken Rack’s Presidents’ Day tournament was a bittersweet moment this year. For the last few years it has been our custom to celebrate the federal Monday holidays with an open 8-Ball Tournament. The idea was to start mid-afternoon so players could take advantage of the opportunity to sleep in but still finish early enough that the folks who had to go back to work the next morning could get a decent night’s sleep. It’s proven to be a popular format with many of the Bay Area’s top players participating. But this year’s tournament was to be the final Monday holiday tournament to be held at this venue. After 16 years at the Emeryville Public Market, The Broken Rack will be moving this spring to a new location. The sense of nostalgia grew when tournament director Alex Bradley took time during the players meeting to remember some of those the local pool community lost during the past year: Bud Shumake, James “Salt” Duval, Tony Moeser, and Rich Marquez. Attention soon shifted to the current tournament. The field was 46 players strong, each paying a $20 entry fee (going 100% to the prize fund) with The Broken Rack adding $300. Races were to 3 on the winners’ side and to 2 on the one-loss side with the tournament winner to be determined by true double elimination.

Play was by BCA rules with breaks alternating. Among the entrants was Mary Rakin. Formerly ranked in the top 30 of the Women’s Professional Billiards Association with a couple of strong finishes on Tour, Mary has not been playing much lately. But she proved to be in stroke this day and ready to play the guys. A bye and five consecutive victories put her in the hot seat. Her final two opponents along the way were Jason Williams and Ed Ames, top players who have both won this tournament in the past. Jason and Ed faced off on the one-loss side where Jason won the right to come back and seek revenge on Mary. In the first game of the final match, Mary broke and ran out. In the second game, Jason broke and ran out. The string was broken in the third game, when Mary broke and, after sinking a couple of balls, had to play safe. Jason managed to shoot without fouling, but had to turn the table back over to Mary, who ran out from there. It looked like the fourth game would mimic the first two as Jason broke and quickly pocketed seven balls. Much to everyone’s surprise, the eight ball rattled out of the pocket. Mary came to the table and didn’t sit again until she’d won the game and with it the match (3-1) and the tournament—the first woman to win one of our Monday tourneys!

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2014 U.DennisS.Orcollo OpenDefends one-Pocket his Title Photos by: Don Akerlow

Dennis Orcollo successfully defended his title against Shane Van Boening’s challenge at the 15th Annual One Pocket tournament held February 24-28, 2014 at the Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino in Reno NV. The event had 46 entries from the U.S., Canada, Phillipines and the UK and was held during the 2014 U. S. Bar Table championships. One Pocket matches were played throughout the 10-Ball event. The finals of the 9-Ball was postponed because Shane was on the point. The One Pocket finals started out well for Dennis who seemed to be in control. He jumped out 2-0 and never lost the lead. Shane seemed to struggle at times and was not able to catch up. Congratulations Dennis Orcollo!

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2014 U. S. Bar Table by: Don Akerlow We here at On The Break News are proud to be a the 21st U. S. Bar Table Championships. We arrived on Monday after driving over 2400 miles coming back from Mardi Gras. The venue here at the Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino is a perfect location for a week long extravaganza of billiard competition. The first final up was the Women’ 10-Ball. From the field of 22 women and with $1,000 added came Cindy Sliva from Washington State versus Liz Lovely of Dayton, Ohio. Both ladies had beaten last year’s 10-Ball champion, Brittany Bryant in consecutive matches to end up in the finals. Liz had to beat Cindy twice to gain the championship. The first match went Liz’s way convincingly with a 5-zip win. When Cindy came over after the first match to her group of supporters, I heard her remark that the guy at the next table was distracting her unintentionally with a brightly colored tie-dye t-shirt he was wearing. She commented that she wasn’t unhappy with her shooting but had to get over the t-shirt. In the second match Cindy won her first game of the two matches. I saw a confidence in her eyes and the way she moved around the table. Liz won the second game. Cindy was shooting with more anymore confidence as each game she racked up. And by the end of the match Cindy had scored a victory 5-1! Congratulations and Cindy and Liz! 1st $750 Cindy Sliva 2nd $450 Liz Lovely 3rd $275 Brittany Bryant 4th $175 Heather Pulford 5/6 $125 Jing Liu, Leslie Bernardi 7/8 $100 Christy Hawley, Shawn Modelo

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Grand Sierra Resort Casino & Hotel - Reno NV - February 26, 2014 The Men’s U. S. Bar Table 10-Ball Championship came down from the 105 entries to two Warren Kiamco and Shane Van Boening. A repeat of the point match. All matches are racked with the Magic Ball Rack, alternating break, race to 7 with $5,500 added to the pot. All matches throughout the tournament ran smoothly on Diamond tables. I have watched Shane ever since the 2007 Reno Open at the Sands but I have never seen him move with so much confidence and ease. On any shot that was difficult where to hit the object ball or make a combination, he would stalk the table lining up whatever angles were needed. In what seemed to be only minutes the score was 5-zip. In the sixth game Shane had to play a 2 rail safety. Warren made his shot and as the cue ball was heading down towards the head string it kisses off of another ball and scratches in the corner. Shane takes ball in hand and runs out 6 -zip. In the seventh game Warren comes up with a dry break. Shane takes the cue ball and lights out - game - set - match.The match was over in 27 minutes. It was the 4th time in seven years that SVB has won the 10-Ball at the U. S. Bar Table Championships 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. The rumor going around the tournament is that Shane wants to win all three events. Not since 2011 when Glenn Atwell was in all three finals, winning one, has anybody been in all the finals. When I asked Shane why he was shooting so well his comment was, “I grew up on bar boxes.” Congratulations to Shane and Warren both. 1st $4,250 Shane Van Boening 2nd $2,300 Warren Kiamco 3rd $1,500 Jayson Shaw 4th $1,000 Jason Klatt 5/6 $650 John Morra, Darrel Appleton 7/8 $425 Thorsten Hohmann, Brady Gollan 9-12 $300 David Wiebelahsu, Sal Butera, Brandon Shuff, Jason Bergman 13-16 $225 Hunter Lombardo, Mitch Ellerman, Carlo Biado, Scott Frost

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2014 U. S. Bar Table The Men’s 9-Ball Division found Shane Van Boening in the drivers seat as he was in the 10-Ball division. In the semi finals Thorsten Hohmann had to face Skylar Woodward. They traded games as each broke and ran out until it was 6-6. Skylar only won one more game and Thorsten won the match 9-7. Skylar only lost to Van Boening and Hohmann during the match and placed thrid. Now the face off is SVB versus Hohmann in the finals. Shane has not lost a match and the only close call was to Corey Deuel 9-8. Thorsten won the lag and broke but missed and Shane won the first game. Hohmann tied it up at one and tied again at two. In the fifth game Shane missed a relatively easy cut in the four in the corner. A gasp from the crowd because they couldn’t believe it from 150 onlookers. Thorsten ran out taking the lead for

the first time in the match 3-2. Shane tied it up 3 all. Then 4 all and Shane takes the lead 5-4. Then 6-4. Van Boening is playing like there isn’t a worry in the world. Just a day of practice at the local pool hall. Thorsten breaks and runs out, 6-5. Shane breaks studies the table, walks around and as smooth as silk runs out again. Is there anyone who can stop SVB? Then 7-5 Thorsten breaks runs out 7-6. Then 8-6. Shane is on the hill and Thorsten is breaking. He runs into a little trouble and hides the cue on the object ball. He is unable to make the object ball anywhere. Hohmann makes a clean shot but leaves a run out for Shane. Game over. The two shake hands and then start talking about the shot Thorsten had. Shane’s wanting to know what he is trying to do. Thorsten explains, Shane give him a different option. It is really unique to see two world class players debating how the shot should have been, may have been etc. These guys are human after all just not on the table. The match took about 75 minutes and the artistry that the two indulged in was a unique priviledge for anyone to see. 1st $5,000 Shane Van Boening 13-16 $275 Dennis Orcollo

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2nd $3,000 Thorsten Hohmann 3rd $1,600 Skylar Woodward 4th $1,050 Jayson Shaw 5/6 $750 Oscar Dominguez Tim Larsen 7/8 $525 Joey Gray Warren Kiamco 9-12 $375 Corey Deuel Amar Kang Justin Bergman Don Wirtaman

ALL AROUND CHAMPION Shane Van Boening $2,000

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9-Ball Championships The Women’s 9-Ball Division found entries from as far away as Texas and Michigan and Ontario Canada as well as most all of the Western states. The finals found Brittany Bryant versus Heather Pulford. Heather’s way to the finals was marred in the second round when she met up with Ms Bryant where she only won one game in that match. She then went on a 7 match win streak defeating Liz Lovely to find herself in the finals. Brittany stayed on the winners side where none of her opponents won more than two games in any match until Liz Lovely in the point match where it went hill-hill. Heather had just ended a match in the 8-Ball division before the finals of the 9-Ball that was already an hour late to start. Brittany found herself 6-3 and on the hill. Both ladies missed some easy shots but played some great runs. Heather was not to be deterred. She won the next three games to tie it up hill-hill so she could send it to a second set. The match ended just before 11PM Pacific Time with the winner Brittany Bryant. 1st $850 Brittany Bryant 2nd $575 Heather Pulford 3rd $375 Liz Lovely 4th $250 Rhea Brooks 5/6 $150 Marifi Spampanato, Trinh Lu 7/8 $100 Sara Miller, Khanh Ngo

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With 51 entrants to the Women’s 8-Ball, coming from all over the Western United States, Ohio, Michigan,Texas and Canada. It wound down to Sunday for the finals. Cindy Sliva worked her way through undefeated to the finals. Liz Lovely who lost the point to Cindy beat Brittany Bryant in the one loss side to earn her spot in the finals. Between these three ladies would prove 3 champions. In the first set Cindy never seemed to be able to get going and Liz won 4-2. “Liz was shooting even better ,”Cindy said, “in the second set and it made me shoot worse. She just shot so good.” Liz won the second set 4-zip. Liz Lovely Cindy Sliva Brittany Bryant Heather Pulford Stephanie Hefner, Sara Miller Kim Anderson, Elizabeth Sundholm Leslie Bernardi, Dar Domingo, Nicole Hellmer, Heather Shaddock Noel Campos, Trinh Lu, Shawn Modelo, Kim Pierce

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5). He was told the first set was over and the second set would start right now. Corey turned around and said, “I thought it was a race to 7?” Ken Shuman the referee informed him it was a true double elimination, race to 5. The guys took a five minute break and came back ready for play. In the second set we find them tied up 2-2 with Darren breaking and coming up dry in the 5th game. Corey takes the stripes and runs the table. Corey 3-2. Darren wins the next two games to go to hill (4-3). Corey breaks, runs out, now hill-hill. The audience was appreciative with an ovation. Darren’s break. He picks the balls out one by one. Gets a little out of shape but makes it. He gets a little more out of shape but makes a great shot breaks out the eight. With two balls left on the table he only has one shot. Makes it then has to shoot a back door shot on his last ball but gets hidden behind one of Corey’s balls for a shot on the eight. Makes a good

hit. Corey’s at the table runs 4 balls but pushes the 3 ball into his other ball so he has to do a combination and it’s not a good one. He hits it beautifully, makes it. Lined perfect straight in on the 3 ball. Darren gets up and shakes his hand. Corey Deuel is the winner. We would like to thank CSI, Mark Griffin, TAR and all the staff. 1st $6,200 2nd $3,600 3rd $2,300 4th $1,600 5/6 $1,100 7/8 $700 9-12 $470 13-16 $325 17-24 $225 25-32 $175 33-48 $135

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Corey Deuel worked his way undefeated through 222 entries in the 8-Ball Championships to the finals. Shane Van Boening who was expected by many to win all three, 10, 9 and 8-Ball Championships only made it to 9th place. I suspect the long days, waits and three finals winning two of them (10 and 9-Ball) and second in the One Pocket, took a toll and was beaten by Skylar Woodward, this young man is to be reconed with in future tournaments. Stan Tourangeau who lost to Corey in the point finished 3rd. Someone no one was talking about all week had come up and suprized everyone, was Darren Appleton. No surprise to most that he is a great player. And in the first set the only time I saw him miss was when he scratched on the break. There was a little misunderstanding when Corey went to rack the 8th rack of the first set (race to

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On Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23, 2014, the American Legion in Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual 4-Player Team, 8-Ball Tournament, awarding $3,360 in prize money to the first 4 Places. 13 teams (5 more than last year), for a total of 52 players, showed up from the Tacoma, Auburn, Kent, Renton, Seattle, Lynnwood, Everett, Bellingham, Anacortes and Oak Harbor areas. The usual teams from the nearby Burlington and Sedro-Woolley areas did not play due to their own league playoffs. Nonetheless, a little relief in recent low attendance was provided by the fact that there were no major conflicts with other area tournaments this year, and many area players skipped travel to the Reno Barbox Championships taking

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place in the following week. This year’s tournament format was double-elimination with both the Winners’ Side and Losers’ Side racing to 7. The championship was a single race to 9. All 4 teams in the money were brought back to play on Sunday at 11 AM and, playing on a single table per match, the tournament finished up at around 5:30 PM. The tournament was played on 4 – 4x8 Valley bar boxes, all set up at the American Legion. The kitchen was open for three meals both days. 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 made good

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use of this service. Nearly all of the 24 matches played in the tournament were strongly contended and, this time, there were no real blowouts. There were also no major comeback matchs. There were several matches that seemed tight, at first, but which wound up going from 4-4 to 7-4. Soundview Bar & Grill #2 of Everett (Ed Slade, Marvin Holmes, Greg Odal and Bill Irons), went through the entire tournament undefeated, winning the Championship match over Skill by Luck of Everett (Rick Amos, Jason Fick, Jeremy Harvey and Jeremy Gilland). The American Legion of Oak Harbor (Chuck Hassler, Ben Hassler, Steve Holloway, Shane Martin), again after a first round loss, this time to Allers Cues, trudged all the way through the brackets to end up in 3rd Place, defeating the surprising 4th Place Hustlers from the Everett area (Miguel Morfin, Faith Morfin, John Kiske and Steve Tamura) in the Quarterfinals, then losing to 2nd Place Skill by Luck in the Semifinals. As a reminder, our Annual 2-Man Partners 8-Ball Tournament is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2014. 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 continued to please tournament attendees.

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We would first like to thank Randy and Doreen Guidinger, the owners of the Oasis Sports Bar, for allowing us to put this tournament on. It was a great success friday night open 9-ball. We had 31 players, both men and women, and Randy decided to pay out the top two women in the 9-ball... an extra $50.00 on top of the $1000.00 he was adding to the whole tournament. Now lets start with Saturday and the men and womens 8-ball… what a turn out, best we have had in a very long time. For mens 8-ball we had 42 players and a lot of very exciting matches all throughout the tournament especially when it got down to the final three. Tommy Baker and Bobby Atkinson went to the hill with Tommy coming out on top of that match. Then it came down to the top two with Tommy Baker having to beat Josh twice to win. Tommy came through, winning the first match hill hill and then the second match went the same way with tommy coming out on top winning in a very exciting way for both of them and the people who were watching. Great job tommy... some other noteables that I have to mention: In the mens 8-ball Jeremy Brown finished 9th-12th, that being his best ever finish in a big tournament – good job jeremy you have come along way. As for the womens 8-ball that was just as exciting – we had 22 women players that included many of our hometown ladies playing in their first tournament with jennifer alexander-shumaker having to beat karen hill twice to win jennifer got her the first match then when it came to the second it went to hill hill with Karen Hill coming out on top to win her first tournament ever. Way to go Karen, great job. We were also able to have a very good friend of our little pool community come all the way from Maryland to visit us and to play in the tournament, Susan Shinn. We havent seen her in a very long time and she hasn’t lost her game, finishing 3rd in the 8-ball, and she even played in the 9-ball where she split top women...so good to see you again susan.... Finally I would like to thank all the people who came out to our tournament, it was the biggest one I have ever run and the biggest one in a very long time.It was a very fun and exciting weekend and can’t wait to see you all again next year. One more shout out to the owners of the Oasis Sports Bar, Randy and Doreen for allowing us to put this tournament on as well as to my wife Donna Karn, and our friends Yvonne Hicks and Paula Poitra for all they do. Thank you again everyone, see you next year.

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Wins the 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Jamboree

Justin Bergman We just concluded our 6th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Jamboree in honor of a man who loved the sport, business, professionals and especially the patrons who through the years frequented our establishments starting with Varsity Billiards, Hard Times Billiards of Bellflower, Hard Times of San Diego and Hard Times Pizza & Billiards of La Habra. I would like to congratulate Corey Duel in winning our one-pocket tournament and Justin Bergman on the 9-Ball tournament of our event. Thank you to all the players who participated and to all the fans and viewers watching some very talented people play. I would also like to thank Shane Van Boening who woke up early (to help us try and promote the sport on local television) and stayed late

to play in the events. Truly the sport is in good hands with an ambassador such as Shane to bring it to new levels of recognition. To pros such as Warren Kiamco, Jose Parica, Rodney Morris, Ernesto, Oscar Dominguez & Corey Duel who have played in our events in the past THANK YOU AGAIN. To pros who played in our event for the first time, Darren Appleton,Shane Van Boening, Mika Immonen, Justin Bergman, Brandon Shuff, John Morra, Jason Klatt, Robb Saez, Carlo Biado and Hunter Lombardo THANK YOU and hope you keep attending because you are all welcomed anytime and every time in the House that Chuck Built! A very special thanks to Darren Appleton, Brandon Shuff and Rob Saez for all the great words about the Room! To the Tournament Directors Janet Okamoto and Brian La Flamme who don’t get enough praise for their tireless effort, prior,during and after the event. THANK YOU THANK YOU the event would never have happened with out both of you. Breath now! Thank you Ken Schuman and Duane James for helping the TD’s. Thank you to the Staff of Hard Times for helping make us look like we know what we are doing in hiring the right people. Althea Doll its great to have you back! To Tony Hargain of Hustlin USA & Frank Nordman of Play the Game Clothing Co. Thank you for sponsoring our event in the past, current and future! Karen & Michael Markulis JUST TO MUCH TO MENTION TO SAY THANK YOU AND YOU ARE BOTH APPRECIATED. FINALLY to all you patrons who support our establishment and anybody that loves the sport, Thank you for everything, we appreciate all the patronage and hope you enjoyed your event!

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is where he would slowly pull back the cue and stop at the end of his backswing. When making the transition from “Set” to “Pause” always remember that your eyes should move from the cue ball to the target. A good pause helps remove a jerky forward swing and should help you maintain accuracy. The third part of David’s stoke is commonly referred to as “Finish”. During “Finish”, he would smoothly accelerate his cue to strike and follow through the cue ball. Always remember to keep your eyes on the intended target during this phase. The final part of David’s stroke was another stop known as “Freeze”. During “Freeze” its important to keep your body, head, and cue still. This is the evaluative part of the stroke. It is here that if the shot is missed, you should try to diagnose what went wrong. While practicing the elements of a good pool stroke many instructors will teach you to say “Set, pause, finish and freeze” out loud to internalize each part. However, it is now my belief that each part of the stroke should be substituted with counting. In other words, instead of saying, “Set”, you should say “1… 2… 3…” (First stop). Then pull back to “Pause” and say “1… 2...” (Second stop) and then “Finish” with “1… 2… 3… 4…” (Third stop). Always remember never to count during a match. You should practice the parts of your stroke so that they become a natural part of your game. They should become something that you don’t have to think about. I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to win the pool tournament against David that day, but the real victory wasn’t the 9-ball championship. I learned something much more valuable. I witnessed the parts of a good pool stroke in action, and I had the opportunity to dissect them in a real game situation. Always remember, if you want to play like a robot incorporate “Set, Pause, Finish, Freeze” and you will play less like a human and more like a machine.

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CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (February 21, 2014) – CueSports International (CSI) is proud to announce the inaugural CSI Invitational 10-Ball and CSI Invitational 8-Ball Championships. These exclusive events will take place July 18-25, 2014 during the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Each event will be $16,000 added ($32,000 total) and feature 16 of the world’s best players to compete in a round robin format (four groups of four). Each group will consist of a North American, European, Filipino, and Asian player with the top finisher from each group advancing to a single elimination bracket. In each event,

every player will receive prize money with first place winning $8,000. The equipment used for the event will be 9’ Diamond Pro tables, Simonis 860 Cloth, Cyclop balls, and the Measle Cue Ball. This will also be a great opportunity for amateurs and fans to meet and interact with the pros as each of the 16 players will devote at least one hour per day giving group lessons, demonstrations, signing autographs, etc. at no charge. CSI has already begun sending invitations to players selected not only for their proven skills and accomplishments, but also for the respect and dignity they display as professional pool players.

Anyone requesting additional information can contact CSI at (702) 719-POOL (7665). CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 9 years CSI has directly paid out $9,000,000 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 Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www. playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

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here. If anything, I’m simply observing that if you put enough time into studying the game and practice incessantly, you’ll eventually get to a point where you can make the balls do whatever you want. I saw many players just smash the hell out of the balls, hoping something would drop. And many times, they did. But the most successful players understood where the balls were going, controlled their cue ball, and played clean, precise pool. Congratulations to Justin Bergman for being the cleanest and most precise, and winning the tournament. It was an incredible display of amazing 9-ball.

If you are interested in knowing more about Joe Tucker’s techniques for reading racks and breaking, I strongly recommend you visit his website at joetucker.net and picking up a copy of his books and DVDs. I have always respected his knowledge, but to see it in action at the tournament was quite something. I was very impressed. Do you have some tips on breaking that you’d like to share with me? Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@mikekglass.com. I can also be found hanging out with fellow pool enthusiasts at http://www.reddit. com/r/billiards. Come on by and join the discussion!

“The Viper” (continued from page 13) Viper: Who is/was your favorite pro player growing up? Chip: My favorite player growing up was always pro player phenomena Francisco Bustamante. Viper: Do you currently have any sponsors? Chip: Durbin Custom Cues and Jamaica Joes in Mid West city, OK. Viper: Did you ever play in a pool league? Chip: I played BCA for a few years and that’s it. Viper: Are you good at any other sports? Chip: Growing up I played basketball and baseball pretty well. Love to play golf now a days, I’m shooting for the seniors tour lol. Viper: Describe yourself in three words? Chip: Humble, Happy and Loyal. Viper: If you had to live your life over again, what would one thing you change about yourself and/or your pool career? Chip: I wouldn’t change a thing. Viper: How do you prepare for events? Chip: I usually start practicing 6-8 hours a day a few days before the tourney.

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Viper: What was the best advice you were ever given? Chip: My mother taught me at a young age to be loyal to your friends and family no matter what. That has always stuck with me. Viper: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Chip: I mostly enjoy all of the people that I get to meet along the way, that I can now call my friends. And there is no better feeling then breaking and running the final rack of a big pool tournament. Viper: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be? Chip: You get back what you put in, so practice hard and stay humble. Viper: What’s your Favorite game? Chip: That’s easy, One pocket. I think it is the best game in the world and it is really fun out thinking your opponent. It was also invented in Okc. A special “Thank-you” to Chip Compton for taking time out of his busy schedule to participate in my “Ask the Viper”. Till next month, you can find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/melissalittleakatheviper

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The Women’s Professional Billiard Association descended upon Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino to host the WPBA Masters Championship, February 5-9th, 2014. Masters action was fast-paced and intense as South Korea’s Ga-Young Kim soared to her second, consecutive Masters win, defeating Great Britain’s Kelly Fisher in “sudden death”. WPBA fans from across the globe tuned in to ESPN3 catching Sunday’s series of live, webcasted matches. The first semi-final saw Kim, aka “Little Devil Girl” shut out Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan two straight sets (races to 4) advancing to the finals. In the second semi-final, tied at one set a piece, Kelly Fisher aka “Kwik Fire” bested 19 year old Chinese phenom Siming Chen in an ultimate game of sudden death. The final show down between pool powerhouses Kim and Fisher promised a battle to the bitter end. Kim claimed the opening set but Fisher maintained focus, answering back with a set of her own. Unfortunately for Fisher, Kim exuded as much, if not more energy and resolve in the final, sudden death game as she did throughout the entire event. As Kim pocketed the final 9-ball, the crowd burst into applause. Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (SECR) Chief Executive Officer Wendy Reeve presented the trophies along with SECRMarketing “Fun Governor” Tim McCullough. “It was a fantastic WPBA tournament and the excitement captured what the SECR experience is all about,” CEO Reeve mentions. “A world class competition at a world class resort is what people saw on display here and I’m sure this diversity of entertainment will continue to drive our patrons back again!” “Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort,” stated WPBA President, Tamre’ Geene’-Rogers, “is a fantastic supporter of the WPBA. Along with a side-by-side amateur event of over 400 players interacting with the ladies, this venue has become one of our favorite places to play. The atmosphere is exciting, energetic, and the staff is top notch as they are always accommodating. Many of us look forward to seeing each other each year and have developed some friendships along the way. On behalf of the staff and players of the WPBA, we want to say thank you so much to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort for the warm welcome and we look forward to doing it again.” The semis and finals of the 2014 WPBA Masters may be viewed for the next thirty days on ESPN3. Photos courtesy of Tribal Observer Contributing Writer Denise Pelcher

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Every Sunday at 7pm Alternating 8 ball or 9 ball $5 entry - 100% payout House matches up to 23 players 12300 SW Broadway - Beaverton, OR 503-644-7847

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WEEKLY

Pool

UTAH

ID

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

LOCATION The Pocket The Pocket Pocket Oasis Bar The Pocket

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 375-2474 (208) 525-9962 (208) 232-9347 (208) 375-2474

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8/9 Ball Alternating 9-Ball Men & Women

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $10

ADDED $$$ $$$ $$$ Matching $$$

TIME 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM

DAY

CITY

LOCATION

PHONE

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

ADDED

TIME

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

(801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996

8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball

$5 $5 $10 $25

Matching Matching Matching $10/player

8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

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WASHINGTON

DAY CITY Mondays Boise Thursdays Boise Sundays Idaho Falls Pocatello Boise

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

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

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LOCATION 7th Rail 4th Plain Tavern 7th Rail Log Cabin (1st Tues) BZ’s Sport Bar Good Time Ernie’s O’Finnigan’s Pub Cue-Topia Black Diamond Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern Cue-Topia Cue-Topia (last Thurs) Frankies 7th Rail Latitude 84 Schooners Doc’s Tavern 7th Rail Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Good Time Ernie’s (1st Sat) Good Time Ernie’s (3rd Sat) Schooners Log Cabin (3rd Sat) Black Diamond Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Cue-Topia Cue-Topia Cue-Topia (last Sun) Frankies Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (509) 325-7751 (360) 254-3729 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (206) 243-6018 (206) 248-1670 (425) 745-4805 (253) 512-6869 (509) 891-8357 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (253) 512-6869 (253) 512-6869 (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 (206) 248-1670 (206) 248-1670 (253) 584-1919 (253) 863-2905 (509) 891-8357 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (253) 512-6869 (253) 512-6869 (253) 512-6869 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 254-3729 (360) 256-1110

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EVENT / RULES Texas Holdem Poker 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) Texas Holdem Poker 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH 8-Ball TAP 5 & under 8-Ball Vegas Rules BTRT 220

ENTRY ADDED TIME $5 Call Call $3+$2 g.f. Matching 8:00PM $10 Call Call $10+$5 g.f. $$$ 8:00PM $5 Matches to $100 7:00PM $5+$1 g.f. Matching 7:00PM $5 100% 8:00PM $6 7:00PM

9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) No Masters - Brk Pot 9-Ball Open - Brk Pot 9-Ball Valley Rules Cribbage Poker 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8 Ball - Mod BCA 8-Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Open 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball

$5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $3+$2 g.f. $5+$2+$1 bp $5+$3 g.f. $5 $6 Call $5 $3 Call Call $5+3 g.f. $5 $2 $5+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. $5 $10+$5 g.f.

9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3

8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2

$5

$5

$20 gift card 1st 7:00PM

Call Call Matching Matching $3/player Matching Call Call 100% Meat Shoot Call Call Call Matching Matching Matching Matching 100% $$$

$20 gift card 1st Noon

Poker Call Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Matching Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 $2/player BTRT 198 $10 No Masters - Brk Pot $5+$2+$1 bp Matching 8-Ball Open - Brk Pot $5+$3 g.f. $3/player 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Matching Poker Call Call 8-Ball $5 100% Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round MEAT 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3 Matching

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CITY Oregon City Keizer Salem

LOCATION K C Midway Kolby’s Jake’s Bar & Grill

PHONE (503) 656-9501 503-393-7665 (503) 362-3600

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables 8-Ball 8-Ball Handicap

ENTRY FREE $7 + $3 g.f. $5 + $4 g.f.

ADDED $3/player $5/player $5/player

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

Tuesdays

Beaverton

Hot Shots Billiards

(503-644-8869

8-Ball B & below

$6

Call

7:00PM

Wednesdays Beaverton Coos Bay Thursdays Keizer Portland

Hot Shots Billiards Silver Dollar

(503-644-8869 (541) 888-5634

9-Ball B & below Players Choice

$6 $5

Call Call

7:00PM 7:30PM

Kolby’s Greek Village

503-393-7665 (503) 643-2119

10-Ball $7 + $3 g.f. 8 & 9-Ball BCA Rules 3/2 $5

$5/player $$$

7:00PM 7:00PM

Fridays

Coos Bay Medford Salem

Silver Dollar Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill

(541) 888-5634 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600

8-Ball 9-Ball-Handicapped 9-Ball Handicap

$5 FREE $5 + $4 g.f.

$$$ w/9+ $100 $5/player

7:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM

Saturdays

Portland Salem Salem Salem

Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill (2nd & last)

(503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600

8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1 “B” player)

$5 $5 + $4 g.f. $5 + $4 g.f. $5 + $2 g.f.

Call $5/player $5/player Call

4:00PM 1:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM

Sundays

Beaverton Coos Bay Portland Portland Salem

Ringo’s Bar & Grill Silver Dollar NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill

(503) 644-7847 (541) 888-5634 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball Players Choice 8-Ball - Race 2/1 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8-Ball Handicap

$5 $5 $3 M/$2 W $15 $5 + $4 g.f.

Match up to 23 7:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM Call 11:00AM $5/player 7:30PM

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CITY Sacramento

LOCATION Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Sherman Oaks House of Billiards Tuesdays Carson Manila Billiards Emeryville Broken Rack Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (310) 738-5675 (310) 738-5675 (510) 652-9808 (916) 456-3243 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338

EVENT / RULES ENTRY 9-Ball B $5 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicapped $15+time 9-Ball Handicapped $15+time 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Open staggered entry $5-$15 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 8-Ball Handicap $5

ADDED TIME Call 8:00PM Call 7:00PM $5/player 7:00PM $5/player 7:00PM $100 1st Tues only 8:00PM $50 8:00PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM

Thursdays

San Francisco Family Billiards

(415) 931-1115

9-Ball Handicap

$20

Call

7:00PM

Saturdays

Petaluma

(707) 794-7338

9-Ball Handicap

$12

$5/player

2:30PM

Buffalo Billiards

SPORTS BAR & GRILL THURSDAY: 9 Ball 7:00 pm Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot

SUNDAY: 8 Ball 6:00 pm

Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot FREE POOL Mon-Fri 11 am - 3 pm

3663 Pacific Ave SE #D - Olympia, WA (360) 412-1330 Like Us On Facebook

5 Pool Tables 13 TV’s Full Menu

Karaoke

Sun-Thurs 7 pm Live Poker Daily at 10 am Hold-em and Omaha

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CALIFORNIA

OREGON

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

14824 Smokey Point Blvd Marysville, WA 98271 360-659-2248

League Play 4 nights a week

Open 11AM-2AM everyday

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

CITY

Keizer, OR Portland, OR Sherman Oaks, CA Salem, OR Salem, OR Sacramento, CA Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Bozeman, MT Libby, MT Spring, TX Spring, TX Spring, TX Spring, TX Spring, TX Orofino, ID Las Vegas, NV Bozeman, MT Tacoma, WA Three Forks, MT Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Spokane, WA Las Vegas, NV Keizer, OR Billings, MT Billings, MT Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Oak Harbor, WA Portland, OR Sherman Oaks, CA New Town, ND New Town, ND New Town, ND Salem, OR Salem, OR Salem, OR Boise, ID Keizer, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Forest Grove, OR Portland, OR Sherman Oaks, CA Salem, OR Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Las Vegas, NV 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

EVENT / RULES

Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-7665 Ladies 9-Ball Sam’s Billiards (see ad p18) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool House of Billiards (see ad p39) 310-738-5675 9-Ball Handicap The Cue Ball (see ad p30) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Jake’s Bar (see ad p18) 503-362-3600 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player Jointed Cue (see ad p36) 916-456-3243 45th Terry Stoner 9-Ball Chinook Winds (see ad p32) 360-704-4081 Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball-Men Chinook Winds (see ad p32) 360-704-4081 Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball-Wmn Chinook Winds (see ad p32) westernbca.org 8-Ball Western BCA Regionals Cats Paw (see ad p31) 406-586-3542 Women’s VNEA League Champ. VFW/Mint Bar (see ad p8) 406-291-5769 19th Tom Scott Mem. 8-Ball Big Tyme Billiards (see ad p20) 281-288-0800 One Pocket-Single Elim. Big Tyme Billiards (see ad p20) 281-288-0800 Open 9-Ball Big Tyme Billiards (see ad p20) 281-288-0800 9-Ball Banks-Single Elim. Big Tyme Billiards (see ad p20) 281-288-0800 Women’s Open 9-Ball Big Tyme Billiards (see ad p20) 281-288-0800 9-Ball Seniors (55+) The Shot Glass (see ad p20) 208-540-1312 Gordon Boyd Mem-Partners Rum Runner (see ad p26) 702-739-7702 Andy Mercer 9-Ball Molly Brown (see ad p31) 406-586-9526 VNEA City Championship NWPA (see ad p8) 253-383-3301 9-Ball @ Malarkey’s Plaza Bar (see ad p38) 406-285-9880 VNEA League Championship Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Master Div 10-Ball-Single Elim Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Master Div Saratoga-Dbl Elim Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Master Div 8-Ball-Single Elim Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 AA/A Division Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Classic Division Intermediate Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Sportsmen Division Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Hard Luck-Single Elim Platte Valley Comm. (see ad p25) 307-329-8924 Nubbins Mem Jr 8-Ball Black Diamond (see ad p34) 509-891-8357 9-Ball Open-$$ top lady 3+ Rum Runner (see ad p26) 702-739-7702 Charity 9-Ball Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-7665 Ladies 9-Ball MCMOA (see ad p32) 406-208-3506 Team 4-Person Round Robin MCMOA (see ad p32) 406-208-3506 Singles M/W - A/B The Pocket (see ad p34) 208-733-9676 Wormo 8-Ball MEN The Pocket (see ad p34) 208-733-9676 Wormo 8-Ball WOMEN American Legion (see ad Feb) 360-929-6076 8-Ball Partners Sam’s Billiards (see ad p18) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool House of Billiards (see ad p39) 310-738-5675 9-Ball Handicap Four Bears Casino (see ad p28) 701-421-9880 Mini 9-Ball Four Bears Casino (see ad p28) 701-421-9880 Men’s 8-Ball Four Bears Casino (see ad p28) 701-421-9880 Women’s 8-Ball The Cue Ball (see ad p30) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Jake’s Bar (see ad p18) 503-362-3600 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player NWPA (see ad p8) 253-383-3301 9-Ball @ The Cue Ball The Pocket (see ad p10) 208-375-2474 Steiner 9-Ball Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-7665 Open Scotch Doubles 10-Ball Pacific ACS (see ad p18) 360-892-7454 Regional 8 & 9-Ball Scotch Mix Pacific ACS (see ad p18) 360-892-7454 Reg 8 & 9-Ball Singles M/W Pacific ACS (see ad p18) 360-892-7454 Reg 8 & 9-Ball Teams Open/W NWPA (see ad p8) 253-383-3301 9-Ball Tour Stop Sam’s Billiards (see ad p18) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool House of Billiards (see ad p39) 310-738-5675 9-Ball Handicap The Cue Ball (see ad p30) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players TWCWT (see ad p18) 510-861-0829 Tour Kick off - 8-Ball TWCWT (see ad p18) 510-861-0829 Tour Kick off - 9-Ball BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Singles BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Teams BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Sc Dbls BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Singles BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Teams USAPL Nationals (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 USAPL-Singles & Teams WPA (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 WPA World Artistic-Open/W/Jr CSI (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 CSI Invitational 8-Ball CSI (see ad p43) 702-719-7665 CSI Invitational 10-Ball

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ENTRY

ADDED

TIME

LINK

$20 incl g.f. $200 9:30AM MAP $15 Call 11:00AM MAP $30 $200 1st Call MAP $10 $200 10:00AM MAP $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP $50 $500 Guar. Noon MAP $100+$25 g.f. $4,000 w/32 Call MAP $100+$25 g.f. $1,500 w/16 Call MAP 15-Divisions $30,000 based on 2013 Online MAP none $$$ trip to Nat’l Call MAP $35 $800 w/40 8PM Calc MAP $150 $1,500 11:30AM MAP $50 $5,000 Guar 7PM MAP $150 $1,500 11:30AM MAP $50 $1,000 Noon MAP $50 $1,000 Noon MAP $50 incl. g.f. $500 Call MAP $200 $3,600 11:00AM MAP none $$$ trip to Nat’l Call MAP $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP none $$$ trip to Nat’l Call MAP Varies $1,000 7:00PM MAP Varies $3,000 9:00AM Varies $2,000 10:00AM $150 $2,000 7:00PM $100 $1,000 7:00PM $50 $200 6:00PM $30 $400 10:00AM $5 $400 Noon $60M/$50W $1,000 w/64 9:00AM MAP $55 Call 8:00PM MAP $20 incl g.f. $200 9:30AM MAP $200/team Call 6:00PM MAP $50 $25,000 w/f.f. 3-6PM MAP $60 $1,000 total 6:00PM MAP $40 6:00PM MAP $80 incl. g.f. $500 w/32 10:00AM MAP $15 Call 11:00AM MAP $30 $200 1st Call MAP $50 $$$$ Noon MAP $65 $10,000+Guar 4:00PM MAP $50 $2,000+Guar 4:00PM MAP $10 $200 10:00AM MAP $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP $20 $200 w/32 11:00AM MAP $60/player $750 9:30AM MAP Varies Call Call MAP Varies Call Call MAP Varies Call Call MAP $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP $15 Call 11:00AM MAP $30 $200 1st Call MAP $10 $200 10:00AM MAP $40 $1,000 9AM MAP $40 $1,000 9AM MAP Varies Call Call MAP Varies Call Call Varies Call Call Varies Call Call Varies Call Call Varies Call Call Varies Call Call Call $16,000 Call Call $16,000 Call

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