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GETTING A LITTLE ON THE SIDE Tom Simpson © November 2000 – All Rights Reserved –

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Sidespin. English. It’s the magic that makes extraordinary shots and great position play. It’s also the cause of many badly missed shots and much humiliation. This month we’ll take a look at the various effects associated with trying to use sidespin. Subsequent columns will talk about how to deal with those effects intelligently. Like most instructors, I try to convince players to use english only when necessary, and then, only as much as necessary. It’s way too hard on beginners to learn to compensate for sidespin before they have the basics of center ball down. You can hit the cueball anywhere on the vertical axis – low, middle, or high – without having to deal with sidespin’s extra requirements. Many intermediate and advanced players use english on almost every shot, whether there is a justifying reason or not. This is a practice I hope to discourage. This game is difficult enough already. Let’s not add unnecessary complications. Sidespin results when you strike to the left or right of the vertical axis line of the cueball. The cueball (CB) spins as it rolls or slides. It’s helpful to think of spin and forward motion as two different things – let’s call them “Rotational Force” and “Forward Force.” Forward Force is the energy the ball has in the direction it’s traveling (what you would feel if it hit you in the face). Forward Force is transmitted to whatever the ball hits, and is split according to the angle of the hit. Rotational Force, on the other hand, mostly stays in the cueball. Rotational Force includes sidespin, draw, follow, and natural roll. Let’s focus on sidespin. The main reason sidespin is useful for position play is sidespin stays in the CB and affects rebound angles and speed coming off the cushions. The main reason not to use sidespin is it increases the difficulty of pocketing the ball. Position doesn’t matter if you miss the shot. With sidespin, the CB does not go where you aim. There are three factors that affect the path the CB takes when it’s hit with sidespin, and unfortunately, we have to consider all three of them when deciding how to play a shot: • Squirt – Some writers still call this deflection. Technically, the stick deflects, while the CB squirts. A helpful way to get a sense for this is to imagine that the

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stick “wants” to get out of the way of the CB, so it bends (deflects) off the side of the CB. Meanwhile, the CB “wants” to get out of the way of the stick, so it squirts off the side of the cue tip. So, if you hit a shot with left english, the stick deflects to the left, while the CB squirts to the right. Squirt is not a curve – it’s a change in the angle the CB will travel, and it happens instantly, at impact with the cue tip. You get more squirt as you apply more english. It is suspected that hitting harder produces more squirt, but this is not yet known for certain. Some shafts squirt more than others. You can get up to about 6° of angle change from squirt. To compensate, you have to aim a little further in the direction opposite the squirt (aim further to the left to adjust for left english, etc.). • Swerve – Sidespin shots curve in the direction of the english (a left english shot curves left). This can cancel out the squirt effect. The more you elevate the butt of the cue, and the more english you apply, and the softer you hit, the more swerve you get. As you elevate toward vertical, this becomes massé. To reduce swerve, keep your stick as close to flat as possible. • Spin-Induced Throw – When a spinning ball contacts another ball, the spin throws the second ball a little extra in the direction of the spin. For example, a CB with left english cuts the object ball a little further to the right. This can be used to “spin a ball in,” meaning to cut a ball more (or less) sharply than the hit angle allows. The more english you apply, and the slower the CB travels, and the more friction there is between the balls (dirty or unpolished balls have more friction), and the closer you are to straight in, the more spin-induced throw. Here’s the overview. Squirt makes the CB deviate from where you aimed it. Swerve makes it curve back the other way. Spin-induced throw changes the cut angle on the object ball. English mostly remains in the CB and affects the rebound angles off of the cushions. It’s quite complicated. It’s a miracle we ever sink a ball. But knowing all this, we can maximize our chances for success. When it comes to english, less is better.




Pool’s Image Needs an Upgrade, and it Starts With You Merriam-Webster defines integrity as follows: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility

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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 for pool tips or to schedule a lesson!

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I have seen many examples of integrity in the game. For example, people who call a foul on themselves even when nobody else saw the transgression. Unfortunately, I have seen many instances where players have been a bit unscrupulous. Recently, I participated in the 7th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Tournament in Sacramento, California. It was a wonderful event as always, and I enjoyed every moment. Well, almost every moment. Several pro players attended as well. Before the tournament, a Calcutta auction was held, where you can bid on the player you feel will win, and all of the money collected is put into a prize pool. If your player wins one of the top spots, you win a portion of the prize money. Obviously, the better players demand a larger bid. I won a bid that allowed me to choose any player I desired, and picked one of the pros. I won’t reveal who it was, for reasons you’ll understand shortly. Traditionally, the player you bid on gets the option to buy half of the bid, which was the case here. I won the bid for $300, so the player I chose had the option to split it with me for $150. I asked him if he wanted to buy in, and he told me he wasn’t sure yet. He’d let me know. I didn’t see him until after the tournament had started, and he had already played two matches. I had been playing on another table, so I didn’t have much of a chance to talk to him again. When I finally did see him, he told me he still wanted to buy his half. I was a bit put off by this… if he had lost, I’m sure he would not have opted in, and I’d have been out $300. As it was, he won his first two matches, so it was a wash. I let it slide. He then handed me $140 and asked if that was cool. Seriously? You’re a pro player, and you’re trying to weasel out of $10? I accepted it, very grudgingly, because if I hadn’t, he might have chosen not to pay. And he knew I knew that. Plus, if I had told him no, he might have just dumped his games. I smiled, accepted, and wished him well in the tournament. That was not the end of his shenanigans. During one of his matches, he was positioning his racks about an inch forward of the center of the spot. His opponent called him on it, and

he stated that the rules state that it’s legal as long as the ball is on the spot marker. They went back and forth on this, to the point of him threatening to just quit the tournament because “everyone always does this to him.” Of course, all I could think about was “thanks for putting the money I bet on you in jeopardy.” From that point forward, the tournament director racked every game. On top of all of this, despite the rule of “maximum power breaks,” he was consistently hitting his breaks around 16mph (the average of all other breaks I measured topped 22mph). He even put a ton of spin on the cue ball to soften his breaks so that it would look like he was breaking harder than he really was. Did he break the rules? I would say no. But he bent them about as far as they would go, clearly demonstrating a propensity for dancing on the line of morality and integrity. I completely understand the desire to give yourself the best chance to win matches. But to what lengths, and at what cost? Billiards already suffers from the image of the seedy hustler always trying to cheat people out of their money. Our community is struggling to make the sport more mainstream, to garner more interest in the game, and even get included in the Olympic Games. To all of my friends and acquaintances who are working hard toward this goal, thank you. I believe that we will get there some day, although we have quite a way to go. To those of you who are not, please rethink your position. Think about all of the other sports that suffer when a lack of integrity is demonstrated. Baseball, basketball, football. Cycling. Don’t take the easy path to get a few extra bills in your pocket. Take the high road, and show us that you have integrity. If you would like to share some of your success stories (or even the failures), or have suggestions for future articles, please feel free to drop me a line at pool@billiardsprofessor. com. I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at Come on by and join the discussion!

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The Perils of English

(A version of this was originally published in the June 2003 edition.)

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Side spin on the cue ball (or English, as we call it) can be a very useful tool for positioning the cue ball. It comes with three major problems that you should be aware of when you’re practicing your spin shots so you will understand why you’re missing some of your shots, and what you need to consider consciously or subconsciously when you play these shots. In the shot diagrammed, we need to pull the cue ball to the left off the cushion, and the easiest way is with left English. The first problem when playing a shot like this is that the cue ball doesn’t start out along the line of the stick. Instead it starts out at an angle away from the side where you apply the English. This is shown with the exaggerated arrow to the side labeled “squirt” which is what this phenomenon is called. Sometimes people refer to this as “deflection,” but it is actually the cue stick which deflects while the cue ball squirts. The second problem is that the cue ball doesn’t travel in a straight line to the object ball, but instead swerves or curves to the left, again shown by the exaggerated curved line. The curve is in the opposite direction, so it might actually cancel the effect of the squirt. A third problem arises when the cue ball hits the object ball. Instead of driving the object ball straight away from the cue ball, the side spin grabs the object ball a little and pulls it to the side. Each of these aspects of side spin can be more than large enough to make you miss a shot, and each of them has more or less effect depending on the speed, spin and distance of the shot. Squirt increases as you use more English. If you have a tablelength shot, use a lot of side, and shoot hard, you might miss the object ball completely even though you were aiming for a full-ball hit. Squirt also changes for different shaft designs -- there are many different “low deflection” shafts to choose from or you might prefer a traditional shaft with more squirt. Swerve is affected by several other things. It goes up as more spin is used, but stick elevation and the use of draw will also increase the amount of curve you see. Since the curve takes time to develop, if you shoot hard, swerve is reduced. Most players elevate more than they need to, and all players elevate the stick on nearly every shot. Getting the stick flatter is a good way to reduce the guess work when using side spin. Throw can vary quite a bit with the cleanliness of the balls. If the cue ball is old and covered with ugly green chalk spots, its friction against the object ball will be higher and throw will increase. Throw also seems to be larger for softer hits, but since swerve is also larger then, and they tend to move the object ball in the same direction, it is hard to separate the two effects. If the object ball is close to the pocket, throw is a minor concern, but if the object ball has a long way to go to the pocket, neglecting throw will result in a sure miss. In the same way, squirt and swerve have more effect if the cue ball has a long way to go to get to the object ball, and might be safely ignored when the two balls are close. Some players try to use side spin to put the object

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ball in the pocket, but this is almost never necessary. There are a few situations in which you need to swerve a little around a blocking ball or to throw the object ball into the needed line, but these are quite rare and for most shots, the added complication of the three problems listed above should warn you away from any needless spin. Keep it simple. To practice spin shots, set up a shot like the one shown, and see whether you can get the cue ball to A, B or C. You will need to set the object ball up in the same place each time because on this shot, the angle of entry to the pocket makes a big difference in how you can manipulate the cue ball. I think you will find that draw combined with left English will get the best results. Start with the cue ball close to the object ball -- within six inches -- and gradually work it back. Try varying the speed and the amount of spin and see how the three factors vary. And remember to chalk!


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 pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

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Back in 1990, I watched Nick Varner’s 9-Ball match with Mike Sigel at the U.S. Open. Varner was down 9-2 and corner hooked against arguably the best player in the world. Instead of giving up or throwing in the towel, Varner staged one of the greatest come-from-behind tournament victories ever witnessed. By now, I am sure that you are aware that there are two games going on inside of every match. There’s the more obvious physical game, which consists of mechanics, shooting, and safety play. Then there’s also the less visible, mental game, which is comprised of handling pressure, dealing with misfortune, and being able to mount an unbelievable comeback. Professional pool players know that winning the mental side of the game is also a key part “Behind the 8-Ball” of winning the physical one. In fact, a mentally tough competitor who thinks positively will almost certainly outlast a more talented less mentally prepared opponent. Nowhere is this more visible than when a player makes a comefrom-behind victory. When you are behind by a significant margin and your opponent is only a few balls away from victory, you should do everything within your power to stay focused and make one final charge. Remember to concentrate on all of the steps of your pre-shot routine. Do not waste unnecessary energy dwelling on the deficit you are facing. Usually, at this stage of the match, most players are so discouraged that they just give up. You cannot afford to let that happen! Your may not know it, but your opponent can sense your level of frustration. Most players view negativity as a sign of weakness. In fact, the split second you start to think negative thoughts, you have already become defeated. Your defeat may actually be well before the final ball drops into the pocket. So how do you remain focused when you are “down and out?” When you are way behind, you should never give up on the mental side of the game. As long as you maintain focus and exhibit a positive, no-quit attitude, then the only way that you can lose is by running out of games. Several years ago I was playing in a 9-Ball tournament and was down 4-0 against arguably the best player in the state. I scratched, clawed, and fought my way back and finally tied the match at 4. In the final game I was lucky enough to make the nine ball on the break and win the match. You may think that being down 4-0 is no reason to give up and that many players have pulled off far greater comebacks. This is true. However, the point I am trying to convey is that a comeback cannot happen if you allow yourself to be defeated mentally. Real mental toughness is when you mentally enable yourself and actually believe you can win even when the odds are stacked against you. When your opponent is on the hill, don’t give up—give yourself a fighting chance to win! Don’t focus on the score and how badly you are being beaten; focus on shooting one shot at a time. Comebacks happen when you refuse to lose and when you focus all of your concentration into the present moment. Many years ago, author Bill Hogan wrote a children’s book that asks the question, “How do you eat an elephant?” The book’s answer to that question is “one bite at a time.” Mounting a comeback in pool is no different. Good players figure out a way to win even in the face of adversity, and they do it one ball at a time.

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It was the early 90s, and a few pro players were in Las Vegas playing at the Mirage , a tournament called ‘Challenge of Champions’ - we had a day off and Bobby Baldwin (Pro Poker player and then President of the Mirage Casino) invited 4 of us to play Steve Wynn’s private golf course called ‘Shadow Creek’. * This virtual “Shangri-la” is a 60 million dollar golf course with trees, grass and sand from different countries on every hole. Steve W. only allowed (at the time) 4-6 groups to play on any given day. It was free to play and you were not allowed to tip Steve’s employees (he paid them handsomely, and it would have been an insult to tip them). After the round we were sitting in the clubhouse and in walks Joe Pesci. I didn’t know what to say, however, Allen didn’t hesitate “hey Joe, how’s the golf game these days?” Joe looked quickly at Allen and lit up, smiling ear to ear, “Allen Hopkins, it’s been a long time, did you get lost, there’s no pool tables around here!” Both smiled in acknowledgment and Joe came right over and sat down with us. Allen introduced us and we sat and talked for about 45 minutes, what a serene moment. Joe seemed like just a normal, humorous fella - who would have guessed he is a Hollywood star? I was a bit uncomfortable at first, however, they both made a point of including me in the conversation, which immediately “took the edge off” the scenario.

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Allen and Joe traded stories about the pool room in New Jersey they both frequented a few years earlier. They knew many of the same pool players and Joe sounded like he’d spent his share of hours watching the “action” games. We all traded “good byes” - Allen and I headed out to the waiting Limo, my mind still trying to process what had just happened. It was like I had been transported into a movie for an hour and was now attempting to get back to “reality”. On the way to the front, in the lounge, we saw one of the most visually stunning women I had ever seen..... was she waiting on someone? (I was pretty sure it wasn’t me) That’s right, she was accompanying Joe Pesci (it was that moment I realized Joe was no “normal” guy) Joe and the lovely lady left out of the side entrance to their waiting car and were gone in an instant. I looked at Allen and he just smiled, with a sparkle in his eye “Joe’s a trip isn’t he?” ......I just nodded my head, mesmerized by the moment. Later that evening we found out they were both in Las Vegas working on a movie called ‘CASINO’. The Vegas opinion at the Mirage was the movie should do “pretty well” at the Box Office.....and so it did. ‘The Game is our Teacher’

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Wayne Boyd Memorial 9-ball Tourney FINAL RESULTS:

1st Place $1,078 Brady Golan 2nd Place $798 Edmund “Eddie” Carrido 3rd Place $518 Stan Tourangeau 4th Place $238 Nick Kruger 5th/6th Places $84 Raymond Carter Harold Prine Top Woman Shooter $200 Mary Coffman WINNERS OF THE CALCUTTA: 1st Place $668 Rudy Boyd 2nd Place $400 Bern Michel 3rd Place $267 Brian Condon OTHER PRIZE MONEY GIVEN: Furthest Traveled: $100 Raymond Carter (Northern Saskatchewan) 1st Eliminated: $100 Bern Michel

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Entry fee $35 Calcutta will be Friday You must be night at 8 PM at VFW. signed up & paid by Ball in hand rules. Mar 23rd 8 ball on the break is NO exceptions/refunds 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 Luedecke 406-291-5769 P O Box 764 If no answer Libby, MT 59923 Leave a message! Caboose Motel 406-293-6201 Sandman Motel Down Under 406-293-7795 Country Inn 406-293-2771 Venture Motor Inn 406-293-7711 Evergreen Motel 406-293-4178

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APRIL 10th, 11th & 12th Entries to: THE POCKET, 1532 KIMBERLY ROAD - TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 83301 1-208-733-9676 FRIDAY APRIL 10TH: 9-BALL WARM-UP PLAYERS MEETING 6PM - PLAYED ON -7 FOOT DIAMOND & VALLEY TABLES WOMEN’S 8 MEN - $30.00+$10.00 GREEN FEE Race 5/4 $500 Add-BALL DIVISION WOMEN- $20.00 +$5.00 GREENS Race 4/3 (base on fu ed Guaranteed SATURDAY APRIL 11th: 8 Ball ll field of 3 2) PLAYERS MEETING-10 AM-WOMENS 8-BALL-$30+$10 GREEN FEE MENS 8-BALL-$50+ $10 GREEN FEE- Race5/5 SUNDAY- FINALS Tournament Director: Jody DeRoest 1-208-353-3792

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Billiards of Idaho Pool League

Billiards of Idaho has completed their Fall season of Leagues. Congratulations to Tuesday Night League 1st Place Team “Pepe’s Bounty Hunters” - Bob Pond, Pepe Lopez, Brent Revai and Bill Spittler 2nd Place Team “Whatcha Gonna Do?” - Carol Trenga, Ralph Trenga, Diane Stohler, Jeff Stohler and Charliy Cummings 3rd Place Team “Chalk Norris” - CarlaJean Beers, Candy Zelany, Harvey Stanley and Matt Meyer Thursday Night League 1st Place Team “Gone Shootin’” - Jeff Beers, Lawrence Ineck, Theresa Ineck and Ray Calver 2nd Place Team “Pit Bulls” - Joe Wheeler, Al Peavey, Larry Hixon and Manny Ybarra 3rd Place Team “Miss Q’s” - CarlaJean Beers, Kimberly Michaelson, Julie Clemons, LouAnn Hales

Tuesday Night Top 12

Tuesday Night League starts April 7th Thursday Night League starts April 2nd

4 person teams, $8 per person per night, (includes quarters for matches), each night has top teams playoffs, Top 12 Tournament ($900 awarded)

The Top 12 Players from each league were in the end of the season Top 12 Tournament:

Cash, Prizes, FUN!!

Tuesday Night Top 12 1st $250 Bob Pond 2nd $175 Jeff Stohler 3rd $125 David Smith 4th $80 Brent Revai 5/6th $50 Pepe Lopez / Bill Spittler 7/8th $35 Carol Trenga / Ralph Trenga 9-12th $25 Barrett Gliexner, George Calloway, Harvey Stanley, CarlaJean Beers

Team signups end March 20th.

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Starts May 4th. Signups end April 24th.

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Thursday Night Top 12 1st $250 Jason Cutler 2nd $175 CarlaJean Beers 3rd $125 David Smith 4th $80 Lawrence Ineck 5/6th $50 Kimberly Michaelson / Larry Hixon 7/8th $35 Joe Wheeler / Barrett Gliexner 9thth 12 $25 LouAnn Hales, Al Peavey, Ray Calver, and Charliy Cumming

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From left to right (Rico Page, Dave Biesel, Roger Scott) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

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May 1-3, 2015 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles $50 entry - Double Elimination - 100% Payback Play starts May 1st at 7PM Sharp - Limit 64 teams Sign up by 6PM Friday May 1st Contact: Justyn 406-461-0986 or Ryan 406-443-3049

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Dave Biesel Roger Scott Rico Page Davey Labrie Zach Lund Matt Moffet Misty DeBates Johnny Marks

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The Lonely Hearts Valentine’s Day Tournament at the Scoop Bar in Bozeman, MT saw a full field of 16 players. The round robin style meant a closed field of only 16 players to maximize the time for the tournament. The tournament scheme allowed for a quick and fun single day of VNEA singles 8-ball. Sponsorship by the Scoop Bar and Rocky Mountain Gaming meant a good pot for the size of the field! Players from the Gallatin valley paid a $15 entrance fee and split games to see who got the best records to continue onto the quarterfinal bracket. The bracket matches were an exciting fast-paced race to three. Splits on placing came to the round robin record and head-to-head matches, so every game counted! There were prize give-ways consisting of several boxes of chocolate, a ‘Barmuda’ Triangle t-shirt, and a $15 bar tab. The Scoop bar provided coffee and muffins in the morning and then a delicious ham sandwich with potato salad and macaroni salad for lunch. Play during the round robin was fun with a ‘challenge the winner’ approach and a coin toss to decide break. While the bracket matches had an official lag to decide the first break, then the break alternated. Since the top eight players, top half of the field, went onto the quarterfinals they all got into the money! Exciting to see a tourney where half of the players made it ‘into the money’! It was very close, with many of the top eight getting the same round robin record! Only upon tally of the round robin was anyone sure if they made it to the quarterfinals. Misty DeBates, Rico Page, Johnny Marks, Dave Biesel, Zach Lund, Roger Scott, Davey Labrie, and Matt Moffet made into the quarterfinals bracket. It came down to the very last game for Dave Biesel to take out Roger Scott for first place! Rico Page finished third beating out Davey Labrie by only a single game from the round robin record. Thanks again to our sponsors, Scoop Bar and Rocky Mountain Gaming!



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American Legion Oak Harbor, WA On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the American Legion in Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual 4-Player Team, 8-Ball Tournament, awarding $3,160 in prize money to the first 4 Places. 11 teams (2 fewer than last year), for a total of 44 players, showed up from the Tacoma, Kent, Seattle, Lynnwood, Everett, Bellingham, Anacortes and Oak Harbor areas. This year’s tournament format was double-elimination with both the Winners’ Side and Losers’ Side racing to 9. The championship was a single race to 11. In spite of the longer races this year, we were able to finish the tournament in a single day at around 12:30 AM. The tournament was played on 4 – 4x8 Valley bar boxes, all set up at the American Legion. The kitchen was open all day Saturday for three meals. A free 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Hotspot with full, free, secure wireless internet access is now permanently available at the American Legion. The American Legion #1 of Oak Harbor (Chuck Hassler, Ben Hassler, Steve Holloway, Shane Martin), after a shaky start in a first round match, managed to get by their opponent handily. As a result, the Legion wound up undefeated at the end of the tournament Soundview Bar & Grill of Everett (Ed Slade, Cody Clark, Bill Irons and Marvin Holmes), suffered their lone defeat at the hands of the Village Inn of Bellingham. Soundview then avenged this loss in a rematch with the Village Inn in the 3rd Place bracket. The title match was set to start at 12:30 AM. But, the Legion and Soundview teams mutually agreed to split 1st and 2nd Place monies 50-50 and go home at an almost indecent hour. Before their rematch with Soundview, the Village Inn (Mike Owing, Eric Jensen, Travis DeJong and Scott Perry) consigned the Islanders of Anacortes (Randy Click, Paul Purdy, Larry Binschus and Dane Ireland) to 4th Place. As a reminder, our Annual 2-Man Partners 8-Ball Tournament is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, 2015. 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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“Win Jim’s Money”

Pictured right to left: Ray Quackenbush, Randy Baker, Carlos Santabanez and Lyman Reed. SALEM, OR The February edition of The Cue Ball’s “Win Jim’s Money” 9 Ball tournament was held Valentine’s day, February 14th.It took a dedicated field of 43 players, who scoffed at romance for the chance to compete for 1st place and the $250 prize. Lyman Reed was dominant most of the day, sweeping his way to the point. He waited as the losers bracket played itself out. It was a tough day for the players who dropped to the loss side, as two of the last four players lost to Reed, only to get beat in their 1st match on the losers side, getting booted from the

tourney in short fashion. On the winners side, Tony Tipton met Randy Baker for the right to meet Reed. Baker beat Tipton, who went to the loser’s side only to lose to Carlos Santabanez. Baker lost to Reed, only to move to the losers side and meet with Santabanez. Santabanez, who was playing well throughout, had also lost to Reed. After moving to the losers side, Santabanez went through the gauntlet. He beat Ray Quackenbush, who settled for 4th place and $40. He then dueled Randy Baker and prevailed in a hill hill match. Baker took 3rd and $85. So it was Reed and Santabanez in the final, with


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Santabanez having to win twice to win the tourney. It was never really close, as Santabanez rode his hot streak to obliterate Reed twice to win the tourney and the $250 1st place prize. Reed took home $145 for his troubles. Lyman Reed was looking for his 1st victory in the tourney, but was turned back by Santabanez in dominant fashion. The March edition of The Cue Ball’s “Win Jim’s Money” will be Held on Saturday, March 21st. Come on in and play the best the Valley has to offer. Find out if you’re good enough to beat these seasoned competitors!

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The Nitehawk 9-B Tournament JANUARY 16TH – 18TH, 2015

Randy Baker PORTLAND, OR - The NiteHawk Wow! What a fantastic tournament. The field was so evenly matched that it was quite the mystery as to who was going to end up coming out on top. With the winner break format, it was anyone’s guess.

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We have never had so many hill-hill matches. Justin Lilje defeated Ivan Doty hill-hill to place himself to play off for the winner of the winner’s bracket, while Randy Baker defeated Pat Schumacher 7 to 4 for the opportunity to play Justin. In the meantime, Tom Kitka defeated Dave Randall in the 7th position 7 to 4 and Mike Deitzman defeated Paul Marquez 7 to 6 giving Paul Marquez 8th position. Tom Kitka was now ready to square off with Pat Schumacher but it was not to be. Pat defeated Tom 7 to 4. Meanwhile Mike Dietzman defeated Ivan Doty 7 to 2. Pat Schumacher seem to be getting stronger as the tournament progressed on Sunday. He went on to defeat Mike Deitzman 7 to 3, giving Mike 4th place. Justin Lilje and Randy Baker squared off to play for the winner of the winner’s bracket and Randy Baker really turned it on. He defeated Justin 7 to 3, send Justin over to the other side to play Pat Schumacher. Pat had Randy in his sights but to get to him he had to go through Justin, and he did by defeating Justin 7 to 4. Now with the cues locked and loaded Randy Baker and Pat Schumacher readied for battle. Pat what not going to go down easy. Pat Schumacher defeated Randy in the first set 7 to 2. Randy was not going to have that. In the second set Randy defeated Pat 7 to 3 to win the tournament.


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The Nitehawk was very pleased with the tournament. However, management wants the dress code to be strictly enforced for all future tournaments, by imposing a penalty if not in dress code. I must say that the majority of the players looked very nice. We hope to see everyone again next year.

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Alaska State Junior 9-Ball Championships April 18th & 19th, 2015 held at:

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544 3rd Ave - Fairbanks, Alaska Final Sign-up at 1PM Saturday 1st place = McDermott Cue $10 green fee and NO entry Fee! 2nd place = Star Cue Race to 7 - Double Elimination 3rd place = Lucky Cue Trophies for top 3 finishers in all age categories Sponsored by McDermott Cues Boys & Girls 14 & under FOR MORE INFO CALL: Boys & Girls 18 & under Marc Brown 907-347-7738 or Max Adams 907-322-7635

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JIMMY DAWSON TOURNAMENT POCATELLO, ID What a tournament!!!!! There are so many people to thank. First of all THE OASIS SPORTS BAR, and BANNOCK MUSIC without them there wouldn’t be a tournament at all. Then there is all the people that has been helping for some years now, Yvonne Hicks, Paula Poitra, and of course my wife Donna Karn. We also have to thank Brandie Samuelson, Pat Hokanson and the 5 Corners Bar, Bourbon Barrel Bar, and 1st National Bar who I owe a big thank you to. We haven’t had so many people sign up for this tournament I a long time, which was very nice to see again. On Friday we usually have an open 9-ball and limit it to 32 players. Well we had that and then some, so what we did is have a separate women’s tournament. So we can get more people playing. We had a 16 player women’s field and a 32 player men’s field. With more people wanting to get in but just couldn’t have anymore. 9-ball finished the next morning with Mark Tadd getting first and Josh Smith coming in 2nd. The women’s 9-ball had Jessica Orth 1st and Brandie Samuelson 2nd. Then there was the 8-ball event which is on Saturday. We had 30 women and 64 men. For us in our little town that is a big tournament. It got a little crazy there for a while, so we asked some neighboring bars if they would let us use there tables, which helped out tremendously. That way we could get through all the matches that had to be played. Wants that got all figured out the tournament seemed to go pretty smoothly all the way to the end, With Jennifer Shumaker finishing 1st and Brandie Samuelson getting 2nd. Men’s 8-ball had Josh Smith 1st and Roger Bordley 2nd and Jack Moore 3rd who is a local player that shot the best pool I have ever seen him shoot and it showed with a great placing in the tournament. I want to thank all the players that came out to our tournament. Every year we have some of the nicest people come out here and this year was no exception, you guys were great people to be around. I can’t wait until next year even bigger and better. Tommy Baker won the 7’ valley table

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Men’s 9-Ball 1st Mark Tademy 250/434 2nd Josh Smith 170/324 3rd Ace Brown 120/218 4th Kings Santy 90/108 5-6 Roger Bordley/ Nick Guymon 60 7-8 Dan Rollins/Troy Patten 45 Men’s 8-ball 1st Josh Smith 700/102 2nd Roger Bordley 550/640 3rd Jack Moore 420/384 4th Nate Neergard 300/256 5-6 Tommy Baker/ Kevin Davis 160/128 7-8 Bill Karn/Lyle Tripp 125 9-12 Charlie Flores/Jason Day/ Bruce Montgomery/ Nick Guymon 100 13-16 Bob C/Mark Tademy/ Brandon O/ Ace Brown 60

Tommy Baker Women’s 9-Ball 1st Jessica Orth 2nd Brandie Samuelson 3rd Dee C 4th Aarynne Cockrell Women’s 8-ball 1st Jennifer Shumaker 2nd Brandie Samuelson 3rd Stacy Shaffer 4th Amy Whitehead 5th-6th Aarynne Cockrell/ Debbie Norman 7th-8th Lisa/ Michelle Garcia

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Tyler Reygers FULL NAME: Tyler Reygers NICKNAME: The Shot Caller HOME TOWN: Tacoma BIRTH DATE: 9/14/2002 GRADE: 6th GPA: 3.5 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Cue-Topia Billiards in Lakewood, Washington WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? McDermott AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 4 years old LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Going 7-5 in my first tournament I ever entered. SPONSOR(S): Lags Billiards Columbus,In FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Eminem, Dr. Dre HOBBIES: Drawing, playing pool, playing football, watching the Seattle Seahawks and playing video games. FAVORITE POOL GAME: 9- ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Jeanette Lee FAVORITE FOOD: Cheeseburgers FICTIONAL HERO: Spiderman REAL-WORLD HERO: My dad FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Winning the youth football championship in my first year playing football. GOALS (personal and/or career): My goal is to win the Junior National Championship in the next two years. My career goal is to be an architect. ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Every Sunday during football season, I beat grown men at pool. I can even run the table on my dad. I am looking forward to being in all the action.

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February 21st and 22nd we held an Open 8-ball Tournament on 7ft tables with a $40 entry(included $10 GF’s) with race 5/3 and $1000 added with 64 players. We came close to the full $1000 added with 57 entries fighting for the 1st place prize of $900. The first round took some time to get through, but as the day wound down to final four on the A-side and B-side. The final 2 matches left Todd Marsh playing Smiley on the top and Paul Ward shooting Joe Gilliland. On the B-side. Sean Lewis and Nathan Neerguard on the top and Kenny Trambitas versus Carl Tibbetts on the bottom of the board. As Sunday began we raised the b-side races to 4 as we were on a bit of time crunch to be off the 7ft. tables by 5 PM for BCA league. On the A-side Todd beat Smiley with Paul taking down Joe leaving the hot seat match down to Todd and Paul. Meanwhile Sean beat Nathan matching Sean up with Smiley and Carl beat Kenny to match him up with Joe. As we pushed on Todd was victorious over Paul to win the point. Joe beating Carl and Sean beating Smiley we were down to 4. Sean who lost his first match kept gaining momentum with every match beat Joe and then Paul for a chance to play Todd Marsh for the win. As first set came to a close it became a hill/hill match with Sean coming out on top. Second set here we come, Sean just couldn’t be beat as he continued on to complete the tournament with a win in the second set 4-2 to win the tournament. 1st $900 Sean Lewis 2nd $600 Todd Marsh 3rd $400 Paul Ward 4th $240 Joe Gilliland 5/6 $120 Carl Tibbetts , Smiley 7/8 $60 Kenny Trambitas, Nathan Neerguard Top Ladies $60 Amber Foster, Sharon Bledsoe

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MEN’S OPEN $10,000 added $75 entry $35 green fee

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WOMEN’S OPEN $3,000 added $50 entry $35 green fee

6-9 pm Daily Drink Specials 5 Pool Tables Open Daily 11am - 2am

5 TV’s Under 2 Pool Tables w e N ip Ownersh Internet Darts Poker & Keno

Happy Hour 4:30-7:30 pm VNEA Leagues

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March 2015







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DAY CITY Mondays Boise Thursdays Boise Sundays Idaho Falls Orofino Pocatello

LOCATION The Pocket The Pocket Pocket The Shot Glass Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 375-2474 (208) 525-9962 (208) 476-0243 (208) 232-9347

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8-Ball Ball-in-hand 8/9 Ball Alternating

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

ADDED $$$ $$$ $$$ $100 min pot Matching

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

DAY Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

LOCATION Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

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

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $10 $25

ADDED Matching Matching Matching $10/player

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

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City CITY Tacoma Everett Sumner Tacoma Amboy Burien Burien Everett Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Electric City Lakewood Ocean Park Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Burien Burien Lakewood Sumner Spokane Vancouver Vancouver Tacoma Vancouver

40 N Riverside Ave Medford, OR 541-779-6111


March 2015

LOCATION Cue-Topia O’Finnigan’s Pub Log Cabin (1st Tues) Cue-Topia Nick’s Bar & Grill BZ’s Sport Bar Good Time Ernie’s O’Finnigan’s Pub Black Diamond Cue-Topia Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern Banks Lake Pub Schooners Doc’s Tavern 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 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (253) 512-6898 (425) 745-4805 (253) 863-2905 (253) 512-6898 (360) 247-9914 (206) 243-6018 (206) 248-1670 (425) 745-4805 (509) 891-8357 (253) 512-6898 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (509) 633-2000 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (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 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (253) 383-3301 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME 8-Ball $5+$2+1 100% 7:30PM 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 100% 8:00PM 9-Ball Vegas Rules $10+$5 g.f. $$$ 8:00PM BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 5:00PM Meat Shoot $3 Meat 6:30PM 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 Matches to $100 7:00PM 8-Ball TAP 5 & under $5+$1 g.f. Matching 7:00PM 8-Ball Vegas Rules $5 100% 8:00PM 9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3

8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2


8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball $5 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

BEER & WINE - BCA - APA - TAP Friday night 8 Ball The Break


$20 gift card 1st 7:00PM

BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. Call 8-Ball DE $10 (no g.f.) $5 up to 30 8-Ball $5 Matching 9-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball Open $3 Meat Shoot Poker Call Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Matching 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 Matching 8-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 9-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 8-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball $10+$5 g.f. $$$

5:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 5:45PM 5:45PM 7:00PM 3:00PM

$20 gift card 1st Noon

Matching $2/player 100% Matching

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

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-7PM 158-100th St So. Tacoma, WA


Pool Leagues Sun - Thurs Karaoke Wednesdays D J & Dancing Fri & Sat Food Specials

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Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays


Beaverton Beaverton Coos Bay Portland Coos Bay Medford Salem Portland Salem Beaverton Coos Bay Keizer Portland Portland Salem



LOCATION Hi Way Lounge

Hot Shots Billiards Hot Shots Billiards Silver Dollar Greek Village Silver Dollar Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Ringo’s Bar & Grill Silver Dollar Kolby’s NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill



PHONE (701) 828-3100



(503-644-8869 (503-644-8869 (541) 888-5634 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 644-7847 (541) 888-5634 (503) 393-7665 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

8-Ball B & below 9-Ball B & below Players Choice 8 & 9-Ball BCA Rules 3/2 8-Ball 8-Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball Players Choice 8 & 9 Mix up Handicapped 8-Ball - Race 2/1 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8-Ball

$6 $6 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 + $3 g.f. $5 $5 + $3 g.f. $5 $5 $15 incl g.f. $3 M/$2 W $15 $5 + $3 g.f.


Call Call Call $$$ $$$ w/9+ $3/player $$$ Call $$$ Match up to 23 Call $150 $100 Call $$$

7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 4:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 5:00PM 5:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:30PM

CITY Alexander

DAY Mondays

CITY Capitola Sacramento

LOCATION Fast Eddy’s Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Tuesdays Monterey Easy Street Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Thursdays Modesto Diamond Billiards Monterey Easy Street San Francisco Family Billiards Saturdays Modesto Diamond Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Sundays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards

PHONE (831) 462-1882 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (831) 333-0825 (916) 456-3243 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (209) 577-1447 (831) 333-0825 (415) 931-1115 (209) 577-1447 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED WorldPPA 9-Ball $12 $100 9-Ball B $10 Call 9-Ball Handicap $20 Call 8-Ball Handicap $10 9-Ball Open staggered entry $5-$15 $50 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 Matching 8-Ball Handicap $5 Matching 9-Ball Handicap $10 Break Pot 9-Ball NPL $10 $100 w/32 9-Ball Handicap $20 Call 8-Ball Bar Table $10 $100 w/20 9-Ball Handicap $15 $5/player Starting Oct 12th Call Call

DAY Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Fort Collins Federal Hgts Fort Collins Federal Hgts Fort Collins Federal Hgts

LOCATION Match Ups Wreck Room Match Ups Wreck Room Match Ups Wreck Room

PHONE 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball-No AA 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $8 $10 $5 $10 $10 $10

ADDED $100 $$$ $$$ $$$ $100 Call

TIME 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 3:00PM 7:30PM

DAY Sundays

CITY Bozeman

LOCATION Scoop Bar (starts Feb 8th)

PHONE (406) 209-4124

EVENT / RULES ENTRY Outlaw Pool Tournament $10



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

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TIME 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 3:00PM 2:30PM Call


DAY Tuesdays

5 Pool Tables 13 TV’s Full Menu

ADDED Matching




Judy Griffith

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March 2015


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


Mar 1 Mar 6-8 Mar 6-8 Mar 7 Mar 8-15 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 12-15 Mar 14 Mar 14 Mar 19-22 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 21-22 Mar 25 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 29 Mar 29 Mar 27-29 Mar 28 Mar 28 Mar 28-29 Mar 28-29 Apr 3-5 Apr 4 Apr 5 Apr 4 Apr 4-5 Apr 5 Apr 10 Apr 11-12 Apr 11-12 Apr 11 Apr 11 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 18 Apr 18-19 Apr 18-19 Apr 25 May 1-3 May 3 May 9 May 21 May 22-24 May 22-24 Jun 13 Jun 13


Click on the MAP link online to get directions to each location CITY

Portland, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Vaughn, MT Petaluma, CA Las Vegas, NV Lincoln, MT Salt Lake City, UT Las Vegas, NV Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks, AK Salem, OR Bozeman, MT Keizer, OR Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks, AK Helena, MT Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Libby,MT Black Eagle, MT Salem, OR Sacramento, CA Orofino, ID Electric City, WA Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks, AK Vaughn, MT OakHarbor, WA Portland, OR Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Sparks, NV Salem, OR Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Lincoln, MT Fairbanks, AK Fairbanks, AK Victorville, CA Helena, MT Portland, OR Salem, OR Minot, ND Minot, ND Minot, ND Darby, MT Arvada, CO

March 2015


Sam’s Billiards (see ad p27) Chinook Winds (see ad Feb) Chinook Winds (see ad Feb) Chinook Winds (see ad Feb) Western BCA (see ad Feb) Silver Spur (see ad p28) Buffalo Billiards (see ad p28) Rum Runner (see ad p29) Wilderness Bar (see ad p28) Batters Up (see ad p18) Rum Runner (see ad p29)






503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM 360-703-4081 Men’s 8-Ball $150 incl g.f. $12,000 5:00PM 360-703-4081 Women’s 8-Ball $150 incl g.f. $5,000 5:00PM 360-703-4081 10-Ball singles, minis, practice Varies Call 3:00PM 8-Ball Regionals Varies $30,000(based on 2014) Call 406-964-1003 8-Ball Chuck Thompson Mem. Call Call Call 800-400-4CUE 9-Ball Handicapped $20 Matching Call 702-739-7702 “Doc” Hill Mem. 9-Ball Classic $125 incl g.f. $1,000 Guar 8:00PM 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Call Call 801-683-9781 Scotch Doubles $50 $500 Call 702-739-7702 Andy Mercer Mem 9-Ball Classic $200 $3,700 Guar 8:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Intermediate 8-Ball $40 $200 w/24 1:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Intermediate 9-Ball $40 $200 w/24 1:00PM Cue Ball (see ad p25) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM Scoop Bar (see ad p31) 406-522-9141 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles $20 $$$ 10:00AM Kolby’s (see ad p16) 503-393-POOL 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles $120 incl g.f. $800 9:00AM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 14.1 Straight Pool $40 $100 w/16 6:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Bank Pool $40 $100 w/16 6:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Open 8-Ball $50 $200 w/24 1:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Open 9-Ball $50 $200 w/24 1:00PM Eagles #16 (see ad p21) 406-442-4279 Mark Budak Mem. 3 person team Call Call Call Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 TBA-Master Div. WY Open Varies $1,000 7:00PM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 Expert Division (AA/A) 8-Ball $150 incl g.f. $2,000 7:00PM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 Classic Division(InterMed) 8-Ball $100 incl g.f. $800 7:00PM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 Sportsmen Division Local Beginers $50 incl g.f. $400 6:00PM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 Saratoga the game Master Div. Varies $3,000 9:00AM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 8-Ball-Single Elim-Master Div. Varies $2,000 10:00AM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 Hard Luck $30 $400 10:00AM Platte Valley Comm(see ad p26) 307-710-1447 Nubbins Mem. Jr 8-Ball $5 $400 Noon VFW/Mint (see ad p19) 406-291-5769 Tom Scott Memorial 8-Ball $35 $800 6PM B.E.C.C. (see ad p28) 406-761-8435 9-Ball Call Call Call Jake’s (see ad p27) 503-362-3600 A & B Only 8-Ball Call Call 10:00AM Jointed Cue (see ad p23) 916-456-3243 46th Annual Reunion $60 $2,000 1:00PM Shot Glass (see ad p34) 208-476-0243 Gordon Boyd Mem. Dbls-Limit 32 $40 pre-register $1,000 9:00AM Banks Lake Pub (see ad p32) 509-633-2000 12 Annual Vern Michel Mx Dbls $15/player $1,000 Guar 7:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Women’s 8-Ball $30 $100 w/16 1:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Open Doubles $40 $200 w/24 1:00PM Silver Spur (see ad p28) 406-964-1003 9-Ball Call Call Call American Legion (see ad p23) 360-929-6076 8-Ball Partners $80 incl g.f. $500 w/32 10:00AM Sam’s Billiards (see ad p27) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM Pocket (see ad p19) 208-733-9676 9-Ball Warm-up $40M/$25W Call 6:00PM Pocket (see ad p19) 208-733-9676 8-Ball Men $50+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 10:00PM Pocket (see ad p19) 208-733-9676 8-Ball Women $30+$10 g.f. $500 w/32 10:00PM Coconut Bowl (see ad p30) 303-926-1039 Northern NV Jr 9-Ball Call Call Call Cue Ball (see ad p25) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Open 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Call Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Women 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Call Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Seniors (50+) 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Call Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Super Seniors (65+) 9-Ball $75 ea div Call Call Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Juniors 9-Ball 17/12 & Under FREE Call Call Wilderness Bar (see ad p28) 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Call Call Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Jr 9-Ball Boys&Girls 14 & Under No entry+$10 g.f. Trophies & Cues 1:00PM Break Room Underground (see ad p28) 907-322-7635 Jr 9-Ball Boys&Girls 18 & Under No entry+$10 g.f. Trophies & Cues 1:00PM Gary Victor Billiards (see ad p30) 303-926-1039 CA Jr State 9-Ball Call Call Call Eagles #16-Fatty’s Mem. (see ad p21) 406-442-4279 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles $50-Limit 64 T Call 6:00PM Sam’s Billiards (see ad p27) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM Cue Ball (see ad p25) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM Grand Hotel (see ad p31) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (mini 9-Ball) Call Call 4:00PM Grand Hotel (see ad p31) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (Men’s 8-Ball) $110 incl. g.f. $10,000 Call Grand Hotel (see ad p31) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (Wmn’s 8-Ball) $85 incl. g.f. $3,000 Call Sawmill Saloon (see ad p28) 406-821-2232 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Call Call Call Mile High Billiards (see ad p30) 303-926-1039 CO Jr State 10-Ball Call Call Call

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