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ATWELL TRIUMPHS New Owners at Java Billiards

Cueing up the Old Traditions By: Chris Fagundes

and then the real fun began. The highly energized and entertaining young man from Reno, NV - March 6-9, 2003 Colorado by way of Minnesota opened Day Two The 10th annual U.S. Bar Table with a tough 9-6 win over Denver Championships is in the books powerhouse Danny Medina. Next up and the big winners are Scott was no less than all time great Tollefson and Glenn Jose Parica and again Scott had Atwell. the stuff to win 9-6. Tollefson fought his Now it was the hot seat match way through a tough and finally Tollefson succumbed 115 player field to to the steady and slow rhythm capture the first prize of Jeff Heath 9-2. Heath had of $5,000 in the 9-Ball also won six in a row to reach portion of the event. this point, most notable being And Atwell had an a 9-5 win over the talented even more daunting Glenn Atwell young Canuck Nick Kruger task in overcoming and a like 9-5 win over Oregon’s own Glenn the full 128 man field of 8-Ballers. Atwell. In the 9-Ball the long and lanky Tollefson fought On the left side of the board Tollefson was faced off Ron Meier 9-3, Steve Kaser 9-2, Jonathan Ludwig 9-3 and Mike Stevens 9-4 on Day One (Atwell continued page 30) by Jay Helfert, tournament director

Varner Dazzles NW

By: Bob Kollasch Once again the pool players in North Idaho and Eastern Washington have to thank Johnny Carr

the owner of the Falls Club in Post Falls, Id for providing everyone with a great exhibition by Nick Varner completely free of charge for anyone that wanted to watch or talk to one of the greatest pool players in the world and he certainly lived up to and by-passed all expectations. There were (Varner continued on page 3 )

Come and take a “BREAK” at Java Billiards, in Auburn Washington, while there chalk one up to Doug and Chris Fagundes, the new owners, for

Doug and Chris Fagundes, the new owners

their continued vision of this original and successful Smoke and Alcohol Free billiards hall with a full espresso, smoothie and soda bar on site. The only 100 percent smoke free pool hall in the area. Java Billiards goal is to offer a safe (Java Billiards continued on page 27)

Zimmerman Wins Shotze’s tournament of this year. Mike went undefeated with wins over Lance (7-6), Todd Marsh (7-4), On March 8th & 9th the long running Spring Joe P (8-3), Tim Classic 9 Ball tournament, was held at Tweedell (8-3). He Shotze’s in Everett, WA. defeated Dan Louie (86) for the point, and Like in the past this one again (9-5) in the finals. was a great tournament, Mike had a fabulous with 36 men and 3 weekend and it was women making up a very tough field! great watching the kind of pool people would This was a tournament of many surprises and actually pay to see. Dan Louie wasn’t far behind upsets. John Horsfall, Rafael Martinez, and in winning his matches over Eugene L. (7-2), Mike Vidas were out Kris Iverson (7-2), Larry early Saturday! Over the last four years (l to r) Ford-Tournament Director, 1st Place Mike Zimmerman Davis (8-1), Randy Canadians have won Camantigue (8-4), and most of the championships here at Shotze’s. It the point loss to Mike (6-8). He defeated Brady was nice to see two local players win the last Gollan (8-6) to meet Mike in the finals and loss (5-9). two tournaments. J. D. won the November Fall Classic and Mike Zimmerman won our first (Shotze’s continued on page 11)

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between 80-100 people crowded around the table for the whole 3 hours. Nick explained and demonstrated the fundamentals of both 9-ball and 8ball. The audience asked many questions and was rewarded with a few really good practice exercises and several trick shots, some of which required help from someone in the audience. He also selected several people form the crowd and challenged them to their choice of a game, 8ball or 9-ball. He then played one of our local favorites a race to seven, 9ball and beat him 7-1, but in all fairness to our player he only had a few shots that were make able. Nick finished up with giving personalized autographed pictures of himself to anyone that wanted one. In talking with people afterwards there was no doubt that the exhibition was a complete success and, everyone walked away with a lot of extra knowledge and experience that doesn’t happen to too many people in North Idaho. Again I would like to thank Nick Varner for putting on a tremendous show and to thank Johnny Carr for providing the means and generosity to make it possible.

Hood River, OR

Nick Varner made a stop at Hood River Billiards on March 11th on his tour of the Northwest - and the town and room were rocking. Hood River, a small town on the banks of the Columbia River, 57 miles from Portland, Oregon, has recently seen a rebirth of pool activity with the opening of an 8 Table room called Hood River Billiards. Cristy Barsky, the owner, is a certified dealer of C.L.Bailey tables and a regular player on the Nick Varner performs the “Lift off” Trick Shot local and regional circuits. Originally from back east, Cristy had met Nick in the early 90’s when Nick played a tour stop in New England. She was therefore thrilled when she got a call asking if her room would like to host Nick. The arrangement she worked out was an afternoon private group lesson for 5 local players, and an evening public exhibition. The class went very well with students of varying skill levels getting a lot of attention from Nick. The evening was simply off the charts. A temporary bleacher section was built in the room so that the 65 spellbound participants all had front row seats. Nick put on an hour long trick shot exhibition in addition to doing some teaching, taking challenges and generously signing autographs, cues, and cases late into the evening. The room thundered with appreciation as Nick heated up and began to run out from every possible position. His play by the end of the evening was a good prelude to his finishing run later in the week at a Pechauer tour stop when he laid a 5 pack on Dan Louie in the finals of that tournament. Nick Varner, everyone agreed, is an extraordinary player, a class act, and simply, a fine person. Come on back, Nick!

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Sam’s Billiards played host to Nick Varner on his next stop. All who attended the exhibition thoroughly enjoyed themselves. “Nick really put on a great show!”

Nick Varner and Valerie Gulacy-Owner Sam’s Billiards

Nick’s next stop took him to Sunset Family Billiards in Renton, Washington. Read all about his exhibition there on page 15.

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McQ’s Class ‘B’ By: Clay Skidmore

Spokane, WA On March 15th – 16th McQ’s Billiards held a class “B” 9-ball tournament. For the first time I feel that I truly failed my friends and fellow pool players. The unknown pool player was in town and throughout this article he will be referred to as the unknown pool player. I do not want to give him an ounce of publicity for an event in which he never belonged. Throughout my years at McQ’s, as you all know, I have directed hundreds of events. There has been a bit of a debate about restricted events in the papers the last few months. My position here is that through our calendar year I have enough events for everyone. I have at least 6 events that are open, four “B” tournaments, four “C” tournaments and, yes, even “D” tournaments. The “D” events are really a 2nd chance tournament for the players out of the money in the “C” tournament. I also do events for league players only, and even the 30-mile radius events for Spokane area players only. So, as you see, I do plenty of events, and I really want my events to be fair for everyone. What happened here this weekend was so far out of line it was embarrassing. With every restricted event I direct, I always get complaints about players. More often than not those players don’t win. When they do, it takes them many tries to get there. This unknown player blew through this field like a tornado rumbling through Kansas, leaving only upset and angry pool players in his wake. After his first 3 matches the unknown pool player had lost only 2 games. So I imposed a 1 game spot in his next match. Pete Phillipie got 1 win and lost 7-2. I upped the spot to 2 games for the rest of the event and the unknown player went on to win 73 over Andy Gundersen, 7-4 over Dean Harwood and 7-4 over Scott Chandler to STEAL the tournament. After what took place here this weekend, I will no longer allow players in a restricted event if they haven’t played in an open first. I am sorry that one player’s dishonesty had to ruin it for the truly honest players out there, but when a player calls me and says, “I can’t even come close to beating Stan Tourangeau”, I tend to want to trust that player. With the play that everyone witnessed here, it was a bold faced lie. The unknown player played Dan Louie to the hill and finished 4th against some of the best players in the Northwest last month. How could you possible think that you are a “B” player? I will take a lot of the blame. If I had read that article I would not have let the unknown player in. For that mistake I will pay half of the following players entries in the next “B” tournament, John Joplin, Mark Nevills and Gary Scola. These players had to make an emergency trip to the hospital after they were blown all the way to Oz and back. I apologize again to the players that did not finish in the money. I also apologize to the players that played him in the money rounds, and I hope you all come back to play again. I want to take a minute to congratulate Scott Chandler our true winner of this event. Scott has been a very strong supporter of my events over the years. This was probably the 6th “B” tournament he has played here and he finally came through. Good play Scott. Well, I need to go now because I need to stick my head in a bucket of ice. I hope to see a full field in the upcoming Pechauer tour April 5th – 6th. Thank you. 1st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 7 th 9 th 13th

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Instructional Seminar: Diamond Systems Date & Time: April 26th, 1-5 PM (4 hours) at City Lights, 445 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA (253) 383-3301 See Mike at City Lights to sign-up. Cost: $50 per student, pay when you sign-up. Seminar limited to first 10 paid students. Each student will learn a single cushion dead ball system, the corner-five system, the plus-two system plus other valuable knowledge. Every student will receive a multi-paged handout. This seminar is for intermediate and advanced players. For more details on these seminars call Sarge at (206) 719-2695. Instructional Seminar: Basics of Pocket Billiards Date & Time: April 13th, 1-5 PM (4 hours) at Far West Billiards, 1001 West 1st Ave, Spokane, WA (509) 455-3429 See Patrick to sign-up. Cost: $45 per student, pay when you sign-up. Seminar limited to first 16 paid students. Each student will receive a six page handout. For more details on these seminars call Sarge at (206) 719-2695


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Here’s another great Artistic Pool Shot/Challenge. This shot is from the Draw Discipline and has a Degree of Difficulty (D.O.D.) of 7. Object ball letters coincide with corresponding pocket letters. To set this shot up position F ball per grid one diamond segment off of the foot cushion and one diamond segment off of #4, (long rail), cushion. The A ball is centered between the pocket points. The cue ball is in hand, ON THE FOOT STRING, behind line X. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball to F ball and draw back to A ball. You must make both object balls as pocket letter designated. The cue ball may contact an extra cushion before making A ball. A scratch is also allowed. Here are some helpful hints on executing this shot. Don’t raise the butt of your cue to get draw. Keep your cue as level to the plane of the table as possible, i.e. lower your bridge hand. Pay close attention to how low you are cueing the cue ball. Don’t use excessive power. Make sure your warm-up strokes are smooth and don’t forget to follow-through on your execution stroke. Next month’s shot will be a D.O.D. of 6 from the Follow Discipline. OTB

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Hi everyone, Have you hugged your tournament director lately? No matter where you live if you play pool and compete in tournaments, you have a tournament director. These people are often directing events in a particular establishment or two and have been for years. These people at one time or another have made a bad call. These people more often than not have made a great call. These people have at one time or another made a ruling in your favor, and other times not in your favor. My friend Jay Helfert once told me, “Clay, you do this game long enough, you will make Clay Skidmore some enemies.” I find it hard to say but Jay was right. I had a situation in a league match 2 years ago and the dreaded double hit came up. My own team was not involved but the players wanted my opinion. The way the shot was presented to me, it was clearly a double hit. Well of course, the player it went against did not agree. This player was also a bartender at another tavern. After league was over he preceded to go back to his bar and place fifty “Clay Skidmore Sucks” signs around his bar, all because a call didn’t go his way. Those of us that direct tournaments do so for many different reasons, and I would guarantee that screwing someone out of a shot, or a game isn’t one. I started directing the events at McQ’s in 1995. I wanted to insure that the players that chose to come here to play were going to play in quality events. I have never been able to keep all the players happy, and with such a wide range of personalities that compete in this sport you never can. But over the 8 years that I have been involved with the tournaments at McQ’s I have received many compliments and thank yous when players leave, and it makes me really happy when I see return visitors. So if you are fortunate enough to have a quality tournament director where you play take a second and thank them for all their hard work. They would love to hear it. OTB -- Clay Skidmore

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Open Doubles Final Standings From: Dick Jones, Event Coordinator/Manager

This tournament was played Saturday March 8, 2003 at the Eagles Club #326 Downtown Bozeman, Montana. What a great turn out we had. Thirty-six teams came to the Eagles Club to play a little pool. We even had two teams drive all the way from Idaho Falls. Thank you guys for making the trip. I did have to turn down two teams. To these teams I do apologize. Had I known how smooth this tournament would go, I probably could have fit you in. Sorry about that. To all the pool players out there, thank you for supporting our tournaments. 1st $500 Dan Dilorenzo/Gary Schram Belgrade 2 nd $325 Jeff Boucher/Jerry Crider Helena 3 rd $235 Ernie Nielsen/Pat Terriualt Boulder/Helena 4 th $160 Ken Anderson/Gary Kenny Butte 5/6 $45 Steve Barnhardt/Walt Nead Three Forks/Livingston Seth King/Justin King Bozeman OTB Sorry about no pictures but I forgot my camera, again.

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One of the things I love most about pool is how ageless it is. It is played by people from 3 to 94; BCA Nationals has Seniors and Super Seniors divisions. What we lose in aggression and acuity, we compensate for in craftiness and patience. It seems the only thing that does not substantially change is love for the game. Time given to it may fluctuate over the seasons of our lives, but somewhere deep inside, that little sprout lays in waiting for a dash of enthusiasm to bring it to fruition. When I was young and crazy (thank God, I’m not anymore…yeah, sure), I played bar pool, with no clue that any other sort existed (yes, even way back then it did!). This was back when seeing it meant making it somewhere, but usually with no firm idea where the cueball would stop. This is also when I thought the entire purpose of english was to throw the object ball somewhere – again clueless that it has other, better uses! The owner of the place I usually played had earned his living all through the Depression years by shooting pool. You know the guy – Bud, the crusty old guy, pushing 80, with the dry sense of humor, sipping his shots of whiskey and whose bar had no bathrooms for women. He took a liking to me, probably because I thought he was pretty funny, and even in my depths of ignorance, I recognized his knowledge for what it was – a long hard drive with milemarkers of johns whose clocks he had cleaned. We would play, and he would toy with me, always just beating me. I would, of course, cry out, “Oh, I JUST about GOT you that time!”. He would just smile his quiet little knowing smile and I would continue to feed the single-quarter table its daily ration of bait. Finally, one day, he snapshot his road years during the depression for me, ending by saying, “Mary – you shoot pretty good for a girl… but you gotta beat them by just a little bit. Otherwise, they’ll quit on ya…”. Well, life being capricious, and me being a gypsy who was, at that time, only slightly chomped on by the billiardbug, combined in such a way that I left the greens for a very long time. When I again wandered into the green fields just a few years ago, I quickly discovered ball-in-hand pool and that I knew absolutely nothing about how to play it! The second most startling discovery for me was that there were pool leagues and that people across all spectrums of occupations and ages played in them! In nice places, even. Wow! There was all that blooming enthusiasm, all over the place! My dormant mania marched into the melee and is dormant no longer. I’ll never be a road player, and am not sly enough to beat ‘em by just a little bit, but every now and then I catch a glimpse of old Bud nodding from the shadowy sidelines with that funny little half-smile. OTB --- Mary Price, Little Bit

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Thoughts from the Women’s Pro Tour by: Linda Carter Zimmerman

Now that I have been attending the WPBA tour events on and off for about 2 years, I was asked to write about my experience at the last event in Tunica, MS at Samstown Casino. I originally qualified to play in the WPBA through their arduous qualification system. I played in both the northern and southern California tours and won spots in both. Further, because of my ranking in the ACW and taking second at the State Championships, I qualified for another 2 pro events. From there, I did well enough at the pro events to go up the rankings and am getting called to attend the tour stops. I am currently ranked #48. I am the only player from the NW on tour regularly right now and am trying to represent our area with skill and grace. I encourage every player out there that has the same dream, to JUST DO IT! I do have to say that going into this tournament, I was filled with more trepidation than most other times. I not only did not pick up a stick before this tournament, except for winning the Everett Women’s Invitational 8-ball bar box team tournament a couple weeks beforehand, but I was getting a business up off the ground and designing a website and putting together a proposal for the WPBA to furnish every player with their own websites with merchant account capability. I was at Kinko’s at 12:30 am the night before my plane left, copying and collating paperwork to take to the player’s meeting. Unfortunately, the WPBA board had not had their meeting yet and not discussed it, so it will go before the board at the San Diego meeting. Sometimes, I feel like I shouldn’t even be here at all because I am not like 99% of the women on the tour who can put in a lot of time at the table practicing that do not have jobs and/or children. I have both and I am not apologetic about having either. I have a very successful career in sales and 2 gorgeous children who are successful in life as well. I have a wonderful, fully supportive husband in Mike Zimmerman. But I do feel that I cannot give 100% to any one area of my life. If I am at a tournament, I am away from my kids and taking time off from my job. If I am at work (sometimes until 10:30 at night), I cannot practice or spend time with my

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children. If I am doing things with my family, then I am not out practicing or I’m taking time off from work. Not to mention the work I do with King Cobra Billiards, running tournaments, designing ads and writing articles, and the 2 other businesses I run. And my daughter is going from gymnastics practice and meets to driver’s education 3X/week. Mike laughingly tells me that practice is for suckers, but we both know fully well that that is not the truth. The only difference between the top women and myself (with perhaps the exception of the top 3 or 4) is consistency. Missing balls that should be pocketed or in crucial situations is a product of lack of practice. So I am trying to consciously make the effort to get out more and practice since this tournament. The other regional player that came from the NW for this tournament was Mona Remedios from Canada. We did not room together as she stayed with another Canadian, Maureen Seto, and I stayed with my regular roommate, Gail Lave and her husband, Dave from MO, and Lisa D’Atri from CA. We 3 women have roomed together before, and we all get along great and support each other. The tournament kicked off with a fullday seminar on gaining sponsorship by Brenda McClain. I could not attend because I would have had to fly in a day earlier and I was not willing to take that much time off work. The player’s meeting was held in a room we couldn’t find, so after 3 circuitous laps of the building, we were able to finally find it. The new board that was voted in at Nationals last year is President Ewa Laurance, Vice President Vicki Paski, Treasurer Shari Stauch, Secretary Candi Rego, At Large James Ruder, At Large Rich Sacco, and BCA Representative, Steve Ducoff. Personally, I am very

excited by this Board and some of the changes implemented in the tour that helps us lower ranked players. Namely, the full 64-player field with NO byes (top players are seeded only), and the alternating break. Furthermore, they did away with the Sardo Tight Rack and went back to a conventional wood rack and racking the 1 on the spot instead of the 9. Renee Poehlman, President of the APA was a guest speaker. Renee was filled with enthusiasm about the APA’s association with the WPBA as a presenting sponsor, and gave us all goody bags filled with great APA logo merchandise. The manager of Samstown Casino welcomed us and gave us gorgeous polo shirts and then said the words that warmed all our hearts, “All food all week is on Samstown!” The rates at Samstown were already very reasonable at $35/ night, and since Gail and Dave had driven from MO, we had a car, so all in all, it was a comparatively inexpensive trip. I have never been to so many buffets in my life in 4 days! Breakfast, lunch and dinner…I probably gained 10 pounds from all those wonderful buffets! Oh yeah, back to the tournament! Gail drew Helena Thornfeldt, Lisa D’Atri drew Sarah Ellerby, and I had the best draw, Kelly Oyama. I fully felt that I could win and practiced Wednesday night with an eye toward that goal. During the match, Kelly and I traded off games. We both missed crucial shots and when it got to 7-7, she won the next game to get on the hill first. I broke and ran down to the 7, which was on the long rail just below the corner pocket. The rails were lively and I got just a little too much action and got hooked behind the 9. Instead of playing the easier 2rail kick off the short rail and possibly scratching behind it, I elected to kick off the opposite short rail 2 rails to go for the make and getting better position if I did make it. I did not account enough for the new cloth, which lengthened the shot, and it just barely missed the hit, giving her ball in hand for the win. I felt I played horribly, but when Lisa figured out the Accustats that she was keeping for my match, she pointed out that I had a .777 average, which when compared to an older match between Robin Dodson and Loree Jon Jones when they were both on top of their games, Robin had a .83 and Loree Jon had a .79 average, so that made me feel slightly better. However, a loss is a loss and hard to take, especially if it (Thoughts continued on page 29)

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Our next tournament will be the Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. We’d also like to thank Darryl, Dave and the rest of the staff at Shotze’s for their support and help. We also would like to announce that due to the low number of ladies in the last two tournaments, offering to pay Hi woman will be based on two events. Those will be the Memorial Day and the 8 Ball Bar Table championship in September. Those tournaments have a max field of 64 with a lower entry fee. We would love to see that ladies play, so lets see more participation. The final results were: 1st $1000 Mike Zimmerman $530 2 nd $615 Dan Louie $398 3 rd $415 Brady Gollan $265 4 th $300 J. D. $132 5/6 $200 Randy Camantigue, Tim Tweedell 7/8 $150 Carlos Santos, Randy White 9/12 $125 Lance Bouge, Peter Dimmick, OTB Joey Panganiban, Larry Davis

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From The Work Bench by: Pat Sheehan See Ad Page 16

Cheese and I were talking about the games that were popular when we were kids, of course Cheese is a lot younger. I spent most of the time from my tenth birthday, in pool halls and always had a pool table at home and played about 50 different games. The old timers in the pool halls and taverns always took the time to talk to me since they knew my Dad for years before I came along. I never saw Life Pool played but Pin Pool, Rotation, 101, Pea Pool, Cowboy, Bottle Pool were all Pat Sheehan being played. The one game that was the most fun and biggest money maker was KENO. Carom tables, Billiard tables with no pockets began to lose popularity as pool increased. Many were converted to Snooker tables as that game became popular. Someone came up with a board with holes in it to put on the Balkline table which sat idle most of the time. The object of the game was to get the object ball to find one of the holes and keep the cue ball off the board. The holes on the ½” thick board were 1 ½” in diameter. There were five rows of numbered holes: (start bottom right) 1st row: 11-1-6 repeating with 11 at the end for ten numbers 2nd row: 2-7-12 repeating for nine numbers 3rd row: 13-3-8 repeating for ten numbers 4th row: 4-9-14 repeating for nine numbers 5th row: 15-5-10 repeating for ten numbers In Portland the 3rd row had two KENO holes and the center hole in the 4th row was the star hole or Double KENO hole. RACK UM UP – PLAY KENO The balls were racked frozen to the foot rail with a penny pressed against the Apex ball. Balls were racked for Rotation, 1 in front, 2 and 3 in corners,

15, 14, 13 in center. Balls were broken and any ball that went up the ramp and stayed on the board in a hole scored the value of the number it went in. If the number ball went into the hole of its number it was a KENO and scored Double (i.e. 8-ball in 8 hole scored 16) and a star was put on the Blackboard with the 16 points. If a ball goes onto the board but does not go in a hole, stays on the board and can be scored on a later shot. To increase the excitement the KENO and star hole scored Double the value of the ball in it plus a star. The star hole scored two stars and triple the value except on the break when it paid double the wager on KENO’s plus the wager on the game. When the last ball stayed on the board the scores were totaled and the most points won the game wager and each star paid the KENO wager. When the wagers were small the game was fun and as the wagers went up the game was serious and could cause a player to sweat. In the old days the houseman ran the game and each player paid ten cents per game or more if the game got real serious. The houseman made the game and “doctored” the board. “Ollie” and “Pinky” ran the games in Portland. “Rainbow” took the game from tavern to tavern in Albany. Wherever he worked the action followed. In Medford Foss Grebb ran his own KENO game. The star hole was a free game, and the game was over one paid the star hole shooter but there was a deep voice that boomed from the owner, “Poon old Foss” as he re-racked the balls. The trick to winning was to be able to get two or more balls up each shot or to knock the balls on the board loose. The rack man would try to fix the board so they could come loose easily. “Duke” could always get two up and Frank Bartholomew could get up to five balls up on a shot. Charlie Judd fed both of them along with Fred Hopp, George The Greek and Mr. X, the race handicapper for the newspaper. It got so bad that the police closed the game for a time. They closed if gambling but with “Duke” and Frank it wasn’t a gamble, they had a sure thing. In the fifties I made all the KENO boards in the area and then the game died. We tried to get it started at Grand Central Bowl, but “Duke” was still playing and the players knew that there was no chance. It’s still a great game and if anyone is looking to restart it, the Boards sell for $175 and can be played on a pool table. Just contact me on my cell phone 503-3138646.


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Hsin Huang Dominates Dr. Cues

Hsin Huang, a citizen of Taiwan but currently residing in Vancouver, B.C., started her debut on the Northwest Women’s Pool Association tour by winning the season’s second tournament at Dr. Cue Billiards in Shoreline, Wash.

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After losing her second match to Kim Gates, Huang steadily worked her way through the “B” side of the bracket, with wins over Katherine Czarkowski (7-1), Andrena Browne (7-1), Junko Araki (7-2), Mary Hopkin (7-4), Natalie Wiita (7-3), Wendy Sedlacek (7-2) and Linda Carter (7-3) before meeting up with Kim Gates again. NWPA regulars Kim Gates and Cindy Doty, the NWPA’s 2002 tour champion, made their way through the 43-player field to battle for the hot seat. Doty was victorious, leaving Kim in a rematch with Hsin, whom she had beaten in the second round, 7-6. This time Hsin was victorious, beating Gates with a score of 7-3 and warming Hsin up for her final, race-to-9 match against Cindy. The match started with Hsin earning the first break after a tight lag, but the balls weren’t falling for her on the break. Hsin and Cindy traded shots back and forth until Cindy missed a kick on the seven ball, leaving Hsin an easy out. Hsin racked up four games before Cindy was able to get started. After breaking in the fifth rack and making the six ball, Hsin missed a shot at the one ball. Cindy stepped up to the plate by running out the rack, earning her first game in the match. But Cindy was uncharacteristically unable to 2nd Place Cindy Doty keep the consistency and momentum rolling her way during the match. Hsin played smart, keeping the balls hidden from Cindy until she was able to run out, earning three more games before missing a five ball in the corner pocket. Cindy stepped up the plate and ran out, to make the score 7-2. Nerves started to show as Hsin closed in on the win. During the tenth game, Hsin missed a one-nine combo, leaving Cindy a shot on the one ball, which she missed. Hsin made the one, but then missed the two ball, which Cindy also missed. Hsin played a safety on the two ball, and Cindy missed the hit. With ball in hand, Hsin pocketed the two through the five, but missed the six ball. Again Doty was unable to capitalize on the situation, missing the six and leaving Hsin out. The following game, Hsin broke and made the two and four balls. Hsin missed a tough shot up the long rail, and then Cindy missed the ball. Hsin then pocketed the one and three balls, but missed the five, but she got 3rd Place Kim Gates lucky, hooking Cindy. Cindy missed a kick at the five ball, but missed, leaving Hsin ball in hand with five balls left on the table, which she ran with confidence for the win and $520. Dr. Cue Billiards generously provided their room, service and an additional $750 added to the prize money. The room and equipment proved an excellent venue for the tour’s second stop. Thanks also go to the NWPA’s growing list of volunteer staff. Tournament Director Ted Woodward, Assistants Dan Coffman and Chris Rogers all worked extremely hard to make sure the event ran efficiently and smoothly. The third stop of the NWPA’s 2003 season is coming up fast on April 12-13 at The Cueball in Salem, OR. In conjunction with this event, the NWPA is working with the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation to coordinate a player pledge drive. The player who gathers the greatest number of pledges will win a cue graciously donated by NWPA business partners, Emerald City Cue Repair of Bothell, WA. For more information, visit Top 12 finishers at Dr. Cue Billiards: 1st Hsin Huang $520 200 Points 2nd Cindy Doty $348 160 3rd Kim Gates $248 125 4th Linda Carter $190 100 5/6 Allie Shaffer $118 80 Wendy Sedlacek $118 non-member 7/8 Julie Stallings $88 65 Natalie Wiita $88 65 9/12 Martha Hartsell $74 50 Mary Hopkin $74 50 Mona Remedios $74 50 Jo Woodward $74 50 OTB



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The Pool Whisperer . . . . . Lance McGill

Trick or Tool?

“Hey, McGill, have you played pool all of your life?” “Not yet.” And, if you know me at all, could there be any other answer? This month I want to move you toward being more creative. One certain way to effect a change in yourself is to change your language. Often I hear people say that they are confused. When they are working in the school I have them change “confused” to “undecided” and at that point, they begin to see that a change would come simply from deciding. When they answer, “I don’t know,” we reword that response to “I haven’t looked at that long enough to have an answer.” For most of us there is a point in a pool shot where we stop looking. I urge you to learn a new kind of looking. If you watch a player shoot an intended shot and miss - they come flying up from the table and stomp away. Meanwhile, the balls are doing fascinating things. Things that can be reproduced. (the balls are there to instruct us: not FORCE us to learn) players are absent and have turned their backs on a wealth of knowledge. I suggested to you in a previous article that you watch the worst players in the room. That is important to do and it’s important to do so with new looking. When you see a miss, yours or theirs, find 2 ways that you can use it in the 4 major pocket games. One way to use it for offense, and one way to use it for defense. Everything that you see the balls doing will have a use. Scratching, object balls on the floor, cue ball on the floor, whatever you see the balls do. Design uses for it. If you come across one that you can’t workout, email it to me and I’ll send you eight uses. The best way that I can think of to motivate you is to show you uses of things that you may have already seen and not used creatively. The first trick shot that I learned was the object ball perched atop 2 other balls on the end rail. The proposition was to make a good hit on the perched ball. The answer was in shooting the cue ball slowly at the pyramid and bumping the table lightly to have the top ball come tumbling down to the table bed. I later revised the shot to be less carnival like. I set the balls as near to a corner pocket as possible on the short rail. I then hooked the stone in the adjacent corner. (the 2 one-pocket corners for reference) I then shot a jump shot 3 rails to make the perched ball. The vibration of the jump sent

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the perched ball tumbling. Now when I am behind balls at my own corner I can shoot the jump shot over the interference and go 3 rails to leave the stone in the jaws of their pocket. From the described situation, even losing a ball looks good. Better than good. It’s most excellent. There is then a trick shot like the previous one that only involves the cue ball. Place the cue ball in the jaws of your pocket (as in one pocket) and about one inch from the lip on the long rail. Shoot a moderate jump off of the opposite nose of your pocket to go 3 rails to their pocket. Tips: the natural 3 railer will be going to the 1st diamond at their pocket. The closer you want to get to their hole the higher you want to jump the cue ball. And don’t worry; the bounces will slow the cue ball to the perfect speed. Depending on the equipment I like 3 bounces to the diamond and 4 bounces to get to their pocket. You’ll likely find that a useful cue ball maxes out at 4 bounces. This shot can be controlled and manipulated many ways with varying degrees of running english. NEXT: become familiar with the over and under the bridge trick shot. From your pocket use this technique to use the ball you are banking to their pocket to remove balls and score the duck in your own pocket. (you’ll be scoring the ball in your pocket with the cue ball) in a tough spot you can be banking back toward your pocket and jumping over the stack to do business at their pocket. Look it over and find new toys. At the speed you will be banking, you may not be able to pocket balls - you will, if you have one sitting in your pocket. And that one being easy to make, allows us to direct our attention to a ball that they may have sitting easy or for us to conduct other business. Always come to the table knowing where you can do business. THE MOST FEARFUL PLAYER IS ALSO THE LEAST CREATIVE PLAYER.” Most of us don’t create because we have a fear of either, failing or a fear of looking foolish. I used to get a lot of angry talk about how I was just a trick shot artist and really couldn’t play. (most of the talkers couldn’t hit the poolroom floor with a handful of flour.) I do know a lot of trick shots. The shots that I am known for are STROKE SHOTS. Every stroke shot that I now amaze you with began as a shot I didn’t know and that you saw as ridiculous. I didn’t see failure or foolishness. (McGill continued on page 27)

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Varner Exhibitions (continued from page 3) by: Rick Blackorby

As far as I could tell, this having been my first experience with anything bigger then a 16 couples tournament, this was a huge success. There were 60 players from all over the west coast, from California to B.C., Canada. Plus 1 from back east. Yes, Nick Varner showed up, both to help us celebrate our grand opening and to participate in the Pechauer Tour Stop. He also put on a great show in how to think your way through a runout rack and then performed a wonderful bunch of shots that most players should have an idea how to do, and then also a bunch of shots no one should be able to do. After all this excitement, and still on Saturday night, Nick and our own Dan Louie put on a race to 5, much to the crowds enjoyment. Then came Sunday morning (l to r) Nick Varner, Dan Louie and the real business of any tournament, money. The first match of the day was between Dan and Nick, and I have never heard such silence from 200 people except maybe in church. It went down to the wire, hill to hill, and Nick won in a nail biter. From there on play continued to work thru the brackets, with 4th place going to Raphael Martinez, then Dan Louie and Mike Vitas went at it for the right to face Nick in the finals. Mike put up a valiant battle, making several crowd pleasing shots, but finally fell 9-7 to Dan. Then it came down to a rematch between Nick Varner and Dan Louie, at almost midnight, and still a crowd of about 50 hard core spectators. Dan and Nick traded games until they tied up at 5 each, then, somehow Nick reached down deep and found an extra gear, and it was all over. The final score was Nick 13, Dan 5. But what a show, I have never seen so much great pool in such a short time - it was an absolute thrill. My partner and I (Sean Finney & Rick Blackorby) would like to thank all of the players and the many spectators for their fine conduct and sportsmanship displayed. We look forward to doing this again next time around. OTB

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In Northeast Oregon there is a small riverside town called Umatilla. It is filled with Big Hearts! On Saturday March 8th Bo Jac’s Landing Restaurant and Lounge hosted a Race to 3 BCA Rules Open 8-Ball Tournament and Fund Raiser for MDA. Items were donated by local area businesses to Raffle and Auction during a break in the Tournament @ 1:00 P.M. Columbia River Auction, Bill and Paul generously gave their time and talents to auctioneer for us. Big Thanks To Them! The days total raised $535.00 for MDA. We had Fritz and Linda Peters (Owners of BoJac’s) 20 shooters. Both men and women entered the tournament play, which began shortly after 11:00 A.M. Everyone had a great time, lots of smiles, good lucks, and hand shakes for games well fought. Fritz and Linda Peters, owners of Bo Jac’s, generously added $100.00 in prize money;. They also gave a cue and case to the top female player, which Joanne Boyle proudly took home. Five place winnings were awarded with 5th place going to Benny Mercado for $10.00. Danny Hubbard a new face to most of us played to an impressive 4th place paying $15.00. J.D. 1st Place Winner Joanne Boyle Top Female Jeremy Whitesell Gonzales took 3rd Cue & Case Winner place honors paying $40.00. Doug Grunke battled to 2nd place for $75.00. Jeremy Whitesell comfortably won 1st place and $150.00. Play was finished about 8:30 P.M., just in time for Karaoke to begin. A BIG THANKS to all who played for a Great Cause! We hope to see everyone back for some more OTB Tournaments. 

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River Bridge Classic Don squeezed out a win against Matt Some of the top players from 4-3. Dave won the drivers seat in the Montana showed their stuff at the 2nd Annual River Bridge Classic held at the losers bracket while Jeff and Don battled Ol’ River Bridge Inn, Columbia Falls MT. for the winners seat going 4-3 with Jeff taking the honors. Of course the Last years winners Dave Johnson from returning champion wasn’t going down Dayton MT, Shane Johns and Brock Norling from Missoula, and other without a fight and it took 7 games for players like Don Oliver, Matt Wolf and Don to award the third place spot to Dave. Don was asked if he wanted a Jeff Boucher rounded out the field. Saturday morning started with short pause between matches and his answer was “ LET’S PLAY POOL”! He headaches and Bloody Marys. Apparently Friday nights Mini Classic was then asked if the background noises were bothering him and he said was lots of fun and stayed fun with Live Music Karaoke until 2 am. The main “ NO WAY! IN FACT, TURN THE JUKEBOX UP IT’S TOO DAMN QUIET event started with 26 players with 8 going on to the next day. The returning IN HERE. So the Final Match started. champions played some great pool but Jeff won the first game, which must have donated to a charity because it with all needing one more win to go to took forever. The butterflies must have the next day and with Dave playing flew away after that game, Don came Brock and Shane playing Lee Mickey, only one of the three made it to the next out strong with 3 solid wins and looked like he was guaranteed a second day. The main event on Saturday ended match. Jeff had other ideas about the around 7 pm but most of the players outcome of this match and ripped stuck around for 3 more tournaments (l to r) Don Oliver-2nd, Dave Johnson-3rd, Jeff Boucher-1st and more self-inflicting morning through the next three racks to take the First Place trophy home. sickness. Good thing there was a motel In all, everyone had a great time and nobody went home a loser. attached to the facility. The added money and prizes from Budweiser and the hospitality of the Sunday’s games were intense with a race to 4 for both sides of the bracket. First round matches included: Jeff Boucher (4) vs. Jim Allen Ol’ River Bridge Inn made this annual event a memorable one. Be sure to (1), Dave Johnson (4) vs. Randy Grant (3), Don Lundy (3) vs. Don Oliver watch for the dates & times for the 1st Annual 9-Ball Tournament being (4), and Matt Wolf (4) vs. Lee Mickey (0). Jeff rolled through Dave 4-0 and held in the fall. OTB

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An Interview with Mike McMenamins A Place More Than Playing Pool by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Cheese: Hi, Mike this is Don Akerlow with “The Break”; I had just a few questions. I wanted to do a follow up article that Pat Sheehan had done. I had been in the Olympic Club when I delivered “The Break” and I found it very unique. I really

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liked the place. It brought back some old memories, especially of pool halls that I grew up in with the pull down chalk and tables. Mike: There is something very special about that place. Cheese: I was wondering how long the restoration took? Mike: Well, when we first found the club just by a chance drive-by in ’96, I think. We bought it and the club was operational. The club itself, the Olympic Club was open, but it was only open for 8 hours a day. One person was working behind the bar and there wasn’t any food or anything. Cheese: Was the poolroom going? Mike: One pool table was working and there were several of them stacked up in the corner and it was a wreck. Our thought was to buy it and keep it, not close it and just gradually work on it. There was by some quirk of the Washington liquor law, when you change ownership you have to close down. There was something in there that made us close down and once we closed down we stayed closed for, I think it was about two months and we just kind of got into it. There were some drop ceilings and lots of damage. They hadn’t really put the place back together or repaired anything for a long while. Short-term sort of stuff, so there was a lot of work to do. So we ended up closing for a couple of months with that time we spent a couple hundred thousand dollars getting it back to operational. Taking off all the bad stuff that had been added over the years. Putting a bunch of light fixtures back together, we just kept finding stuff in the basement. In the many basements that are involved in that place there were just stacks and stacks. We put a lot of that back together; the old pool lights were down there because they had fluorescent lights hanging from the drop ceiling in the pool area. So we pulled all that down and put up some of the old great stuff from the basement. So we kind of put it back together. We didn’t have any photos to work from or anything on the pool hall. We got all the tables, at least serviceable again. They were pretty beat up, a lot of them are. Cheese: They needed to be maybe a little touched up, a little refurbished. Mike: I think we are just going to get on a plan with Pat Sheehan and over a period of time just get them back to where they should be. Cheese: Now, when I was there one of the things I thought was interesting was your theater and

especially the seating. Can you explain a little bit about that? Mike: When we bought the club we got the theater also. We got the hotel building. We had plans drawn up right away to do something but we never got around to it. We had lots of other projects that we were doing and wanted to see what was going to happen with the club. And the club really pretty much kept getting busier and busier and so we finally decided to restore the hotel. So it had 27 rooms, 26 upstairs. I think and it had this space on the North side that had been a tavern for years and years called the Jet Tavern. Then it was a Mexican Restaurant Club before we got there. It was a wonderful space and again we started tearing out all the drop ceilings and all the stuff added over the years and found that it had really beautiful pounded tin ceilings and all the beautiful wood in the floor. It was just a great space and a great space for performances, or film or whatever. Cheese: Now you don’t have regular theater seating. Mike: No, we don’t. We just don’t do that very often. There is one place where we have theater seating but we took out every other row and put in tables. You kind of have to do it that way if the floor is angled, you know like a typical theater. If the floor is flat it’s nice to have flexibility in that you can have a dance or you can do a meeting or you can do all kinds of stuff and turn the chairs facing each other, just have some flexibility. That room has it! It’s the perfect room for it. Cheese: What’s your capacity for seating for the theater? Mike: I think our capacity is 299 in the room but I think we have only 180 seats or something like that. It’s spread out so we have a little more room. Cheese: Have you been having movies there? Mike: Oh yeah, we’ve packed the house several times, depending on what’s playing. We play typically a couple of movies a week and they’re the ones that just come out of the big theaters. Not a first run, although they are pretty close to first run a lot of the times. We get them in Centralia because there are no other theaters that we are competing with. Cheese: What’s the price of a ticket? Mike: Usually it’s two dollars. Cheese: That’s pretty cheap in today’s market. Mike: In today’s market that’s pretty good. Cheese: Now, I was also told that you can serve drinks in there or drinks can be served in there from the bar. Mike: Oh sure. We have a little bar next door or you can just get drinks from the main bar in the Olympic Club. The New Tourist Bar is a little bar that’s kind of more or less the concessionary for the theater, any kind of drink for you, whether it is beer or wine or spirits. Cheese: That kind of adds a little bit in going to watch a movie. Mike: Oh it’s fun and the food; you can have any food in there also, beyond your typical popcorn and candy bars. Cheese: What about the age requirement for that? Mike: I think the first movie, we usually run (McMenmins continued page 20)

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Western BCA at Lincoln City The History of the Western BCA Pool Players Association (WBPPA)

Men’s Master Team

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1993 The WBPPA began with a telephone call from Sheree Larson to Judy Griffith. She had the idea of bringing the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) to the Northwest. Michelle Pecora, Nancy Gould, Linda Volmer, Sheree, and Judy met in Salem, Oregon to discuss the idea. They wanted to create a “players’ league” including a tournament for those who aren’t able to attend the national championships in Las Vegas. 1994 After a lot of planning and discussion, they decided to hold the first championship at Sharkey’s Pub & Grub in Salem, Oregon. The 8ball and 9-ball events were held together with a total of 95 entries from Oregon and Washington. Since the league was supported through volunteer efforts, some times things were tight. After paying for tables and a room to hold the tournament, it was questionable whether the coin drop would cover tournament costs. To accommodate members under 21, a second 9-ball event was held at the Cue Ball in Salem, Oregon. Although successful, the tournament at Sharkey’s was handicapped and at the Cue Ball it was not. Those participating had qualified under different formats and in different situations, creating some very inequitable matches. 1995 The regional tournament, consisting of both the 8-ball and 9-ball events, was held at the Convention Center in Seaside, Oregon. At that time, the majority of the Board of Directors resigned and the only two left who believed in the endeavor were Sheree and Judy. They began preparing a constitution and by-laws for the association and agreed that the newly formed organization should be called the Western BCA Pool Players’ Association (WBPPA). Bill Mildenberger joined Sheree and Judy after the first Seaside event and help with the planning for Kelso. 1996 This year the regional 8-ball and 9-ball event was held at the Kelso, Washington fairgrounds in one of the horse barns. It was a great tournament despite the drawbacks—such as very little heat. At the time, the tournament format consisted of three separate divisions A, B, and C. It also combined both the 8 and 9-ball events into one tournament. 1997 The WBPPA continued to grow. With over 1200 members, it was clear that more room and help with the organization were needed. The association continued to operate on a volunteer basis. As with most voluntary situations, four or five people generally do a majority of the work. Judy and Sheree decided to ask Bill Mildenberger, owner of the NItehawk, to join their efforts. Bill, a longtime pool supporter and excellent organizer, soon became the association’s president. While the regional tournament returned to Seaside, they began researching to find a suitable site. After a series of meetings, they reached an agreement with Chinook Winds Casino to host the tournament the following year. 1998 The regional tournament at Chinook Winds was a disaster (to put it mildly). There was a huge snow storm in the Midwest. The trucks hauling the pool tables were snow-bound for two days on I80 in Nebraska. The end result was the cancellation of the scotch(continued next page)

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Western BCA at Lincoln City Men’s Open Team

Women’s Open Team

(l to r) Ivan Doty, Jim “JB” Brown, Mike “Duby” Dubendorf, Robin “Two Mule” Daems, Mike Jensen

(l to r) Carrie Martin, Judy Griffith, Linda Segraves, “Rosie” Jensen, Anna Busley

doubles and 9-ball events. After that, it was decided to separate the 8-ball and 9-ball events into two separate regional tournaments. At the following board meeting, the regional 9-ball tournament was scheduled as a separate event to be held in the fall. 1999 Judy Griffith took a year off from the Board of Directors, but continued to run her leagues. The National BCA office requested limiting expansion to the current states, since most had already established their own state associations. They gave their blessing for the inclusion of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. 2002 Beginning with the 2002 8-ball regional tournament, Gary Benson took over organizing and scheduling our tournaments. Gary and his company, High Country Promotions, furnish the tables for the national 8-ball championships in Las Vegas as well as our own regional tournaments. He has developed software that allows him to run large tournaments (brackets, the draw, etc.) saving hours for our volunteers. 2003 Membership in the WBPPA is nearing 2000, with each of the regional tournaments increasing by approximately 1/3 each year. At this time, the regional 8-ball tournament is the largest 8-ball tournament in North America—second only to the Las Vegas nationals. We are still an organization for pool players and accomplish as much as possible with help from volunteers. But, we have evolved to the point of paying a temp to help set up and tear down tables. We also pay the general costs of doing business (i.e. insurance). However, the majority of the money that is paid in, is returned as prize money. Kit Dennis, our

Women’s Master Team

Open Scotch Doubles (l to r) Phyllis Fernandez and Jim Kellogg

Secretary/Treasurer since 1998, has done a remarkable job (as the accountant, organizer, and record-keeper) for the WBPPA. Future Our 8-ball tournament will soon become too large for the Chinook Winds Casino. Adding additional days, a new site, and other options are being considered for future tournaments. Since there are enough “old folks” that play pool, we are also considering the addition of a senior division. The WBPPA is in the process of making changes to the rating system. We believe it is necessary to ensure that players are in the division that suits their ability. At our next meeting, a ratings committee will have suggestions for the board to consider. Any changes will be announced promptly to allow league players to organize their teams for future tournaments. Congratulations to all of the winners—past, present, and future. You are the reason this association is such a huge success!

(l to r) Gary Benson, Julie Barney, Sam Rabito, Jean Bartholomew

(l to r) Becky Mowdy, Ann Drandt, Catherine Tran, Carissa Biggs, Cindy Doty

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movies at 5:30 and 7:30 and maybe 9:30 on the weekends. I believe minors can come to the first movie, so we’ll run more fare that they would be interested in. Cheese: Well, I wanted to make sure so when people read this, they don’t think

that there’s a lot of drinking going on with the minors around. Mike: No, no, no. Minors have to be accompanied by an adult. Cheese: Now about the hotel – how many rooms are there and what kind of accommodations could a guest expect? Mike: Well the rooms, there’s 27 all together and they range from just a bunk room (where there is room for two in a bunk bed) and costs, I think, around $45 up to a king bed which is probably $65. Then there is one room that has a king size bed and its own rest room and it’s a larger room with a couch. That’s the handicapped room, but anybody can stay there. Cheese: It’s like the old style hotels where the bathroom was down the hall? Mike: Right. I think there’s six complete bathroom sets. So you walk down the hall in your robe and you close yourself in the bathroom and you have a sink and a toilet and a shower. So it’s not like – it’s a private bath but it’s down the hall. Then there are a couple of toilets additional to that. Every bedroom has a sink in it, so it’s kind of a combination. You can have the sink but you have to go down the hall, although the one bedroom does have the complete bath. They are typical hotel bedrooms, but it has leaded glass windows and all the rest of the good stuff. Cheese: What about the café. What are the hours and what type of foods? Mike: Well, you know it has a lot of typical breakfast foods and opens I believe, it’s 7, if I’m not mistaken. It’s open to the folks that stay there or people that just come in off the street. If the seating is full along the café part it just flows into the main restaurant so you can get you classic eggs and bacon and hash browns or anything. They’ll pretty much make anything for you. Cheese: Now getting back to the Oly Club and the poolroom especially. Are you planning on running any pool tournaments or any events around pool? Mike: We have one event we’ve been doing every year called the biathlon. It’s a golf/pool show down. Partners take on each other. Cheese: How many tables were there, I don’t know if I asked you? Mike: Seven Cheese: Those are the nine footers right? Mike: Yeah, you know I’m not the exact sort of guy to talk to on the pool. Pat Sheehan can give you the … Cheese: I think that’s what I saw when I was in there. Mike: There’s one snooker table that is a 5 x 10 and everything else is more of the standard 4 ½ x 9. Cheese: How much more restoring do you have to do? Mike: I think we are pretty much there. It took us about 5 months to do the hotel, the theater and the New Tourist Bar. We’re pretty good – we have a basement – you know in the old days they used to have a bowling alley, a two-lane alley in the basement, at one point. We wanted to maybe restore that and put some pools, you know like your Turkish baths. So that’s been on our plans – we haven’t gotten around to it yet. That’s something we would like to do in the future. Cheese: Are you restoring anything else – any other clubs, poolrooms, taverns, bars or anything like that? Mike: Oh yeah, we’re always working on this or that. That was our latest one. We

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had a tavern burn down that’ll have a couple of pool tables in it. Cheese: Is there anything else that you would like to add? Mike: We had fun making our own light fixtures for the theater and for the rooms upstairs. The history of the place is just so incredible that – we named all the hotel rooms after the characters of the place. The old card players. There was a train robber caught, a guy named Roy Gardner. A Nationally famous train robber was caught in the hotel in 1921, so we got a Roy Gardner room. We’ve got quotes; we’ve got a lot of artwork in the theater and upstairs have all the characters. There’s just tons of old black and white photos upstairs in the hotel. It’s really fun to walk around the hallways up there. Cheese: Yeah, it would be – kind of a look back on history. Mike: Give you the feel of old loggers, miners, with just dozens of fixtures of the old town, the old street. The Oly Club was pretty much the center of things going on there, just a treasure trove of stuff. We were lucky probably with Centralia; it was never a city that was forging ahead. It wasn’t a real prosperous city after the early 1900’s so that’s probably why the Oly Club was still intact. They added a few things. They never threw anything away. It was so full – you’ve seen the light fixtures, the tiffany style light fixtures and all the leaded glass and beveled glass, mahogany and just all the great stuff. It’s still there. It’s all-original. It’s all the tile, the urinals, giant urinals in the men’s room. Did you see the ladies room at all? Cheese: No Mike: There never was a ladies room in there until the 60’s. Cheese: Since there was no women allowed – there was no need for one. Mike: Exactly, then what they got towards the end was nothing and we didn’t do too much. Then we just added a ladies room that’s really kind of the focal point of the place, cause now the ladies have the upper hand. There are a couple of crystal chandeliers in there. There’s a sink that has like 27 faucets and foot pedals – it’s just crazy. It’s fun. So now the ladies really have the best facility, although the men’s room is real fun and in the theater the men’s room is real nice too. We found two more urinals buried under the poolroom, under the pool hall through a trap door. And all the pieces were there so we used those. Cheese: I guess back in those days, it was easier to store things than throw things away. Mike: Yeah, I think so. They kept everything – like when you open the drawers and they are just crammed full of old nuts and bolts, fittings and just great stuff. We still found stuff. We found beveled, 2 x 6 beveled glass panels, three of them, still in their crates, in the basement. They were wrapped in newspaper and the newspaper was from 1915. Stuff like that all over the place. Cheese: That amazing! They never even used them. Well, Mike I appreciate the interview and we’ll put this together and we’ll put this in the next issue. Mike: Well terrific, I appreciate the call. I appreciated the last article that was wonderful. I liked reading the paper and we hope to get some tournaments and get some stuff going here. We keep adding tables, so we better do something, might as well utilize it. OTB See ad below

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This tournament was played Saturday February 22nd & 23rd, 2003 at the Eagles Club #326, Bozeman, Montana. On a day when winter reared its ugly head, we still had a starting field of 31 teams. It was a great day to be inside doing what we all like to do, playing pool. 1st $510 Jane Plant/Brandi Boucher Belgrade/Helena This team came out of the loser’s side of the brackets to win it all. nd $305 Janet Dunks/Linda Asleson Butte/Billings 2 3 rd $225 Mary Garcia/Judy Lorengo Butte/Anaconda 4th $140 Becka Stepic/Loreen Carey Bozeman/Manhattan 5/6 $70 Sheronda Healy/Val Messino Havre Sue Miller/Jonella Staus Billings 7/8 $50 Wendy Looper/Michelle Minarik Belgrade Erica Nunberg/Shellie Mitchell Belgrade/Helena

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Three players qualified for the American Poolplayers Association’s 2003 8-Ball Classic by winning in regional competition on February 23 in Kent, WA. Brenda Clark, John Jackson, Jr. and Dave Mattler will be joining amateur poolplayers from throughout North America to compete in the world’s most rewarding 8-Ball singles championship – cash and prizes totaling $200,000 are guaranteed to be awarded. There are three skill level tiers: 8-Ball Blue Tier (SL2s and SL3s), Yellow Tier (SL4s and SL5s), Purple Tier (SL6s and SL7s). Three Champions – one from each of the three skill level tiers – will be crowned at the national event being held in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 24-26, 2003. Brenda Clark, skill level 3, has been playing APA since June 2001. A mother of three teenagers, she works two jobs: a ‘Lunch Lady’ for Custer Elementary and a Waitress for the 2121 Tavern. The 2121 Tavern is also where her team plays. John Jackson, Jr., skill level 7, has been participating in APA since March of last year. Three nights a week playing league – two for Latitude 84 and one for The Ruston Inn. By day he is a letter carrier for the U S Post Office. Dave Mattler, skill level 6, started July 1995. He is currently Captain on his Tuesday team for the Unicorn Tavern, but also plays Thursdays. When Dave is not playing pool he is running his newly started clothing company. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND BRING BACK THE GOLD!


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2003 Western BCA 8-Ball Championships February 26 - March 2, 2003

Men’s Master Singles

80 entries – Added $3700 – Total Purse $6900 1st $1800 Glenn Atwell 2nd $1200 Tom Rossi 3rd $800 James Davee 4th $500 Rich Geiler 5/6 $350 Rick Copeland, Tyler Luce 7/8 $250 Robert Colby, Ivan Doty 9/12 $150 Justin Lilje, Mike Stevens, Darold Crain, Pat Mowdy 13/16 $100 Brad Weatherbee, Bill Rosenberry, Tony Newman, Tim Robertson 17/24 $ 50 Steve Peterson, Pat Gamble, Steve Lingelbach, Clyde Bowles Ken Klepp, Jay Siongco, Brad Gowin, Rennie Amadeo

Men’s Novice Singles

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9/12 13/16

64 entries – Total purse $1920 $300 Ralph Iredale $260 Tim Leslie $220 Dave Jacobsen $180 Chuck Zednik $140 Derek Sparks, Bob Heard $100 Horace Ogletree, Charlie Lyons $ 70 Tyler White, Chad Evans, Steve Schneringer, Kelly Pace $ 50 Lon Holbrook, Tom Dreyer, Mark Thomas, Neil Jegglie

Master Scotch Doubles

45 entries – Added $600 – Total purse $4200 $1100 Becky Mowdy & Mowdy $ 800 Teresa Shaw & Oshel $ 600 Margie Avlon & Luce $ 400 James Davee & Reckard $ 275 Mary Olson & Lunde Barbara Thompson & Thompson 7/8 $ 175 Clara Silvas & Sproul Janice Dodd & Dodd 9/12 $ 100 Don Baker & Hartsell Dave Reavis & Bartholomew Dan Savel & Nelson Dennis Blackwell & Fitchner

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th

14 Entries - Added $2500 - Total purse $5300 $2500 SeattleSlewU $1500 Tommy’s Team $ 800 Todd’s Team $ 500 Dave’s Devils

Men’s Open Team

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Women’s Novice Singles 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9/12 13/16

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390 entries – Total purse $11,700 $1500 Jesse Allred $1000 Pete Phillipe $700 Scott Bernard $500 Todd Gooch $330 Josh Thomashefsky, Preston Borden $250 Randy Rothrock, Jeff May $200 Sean Gray, John Gower, Jim Brown, Mark Woodruff $150 Jeff Martin, Bill Armstron, Frank Rocha, Chris Kenwiser $100 Mike Dubendorf, Steve Holloway, John Catron, Jim Davenport Paris Brown, Jim Dray, Shea Lanter, Sam Rabito $80 Brad Hornshaw, Mike Jensen, Marty Peters, Randy Schreiber, Bill Meyer, Chad Bisconer, Gary Timmons, John Niemczak

Women’s Master Singles

33 entries – Added $1800 – Total Purse $3120 1st $1000 Martha Hartsell 2nd $670 Barbara Thompson 3rd $450 Andrea Saenz-Maes 4th $300 Clara Silvas 5/6 $170 Julie Stalings, Becky Mowdy 7/8 $100 Jackie Fitchner, Linda Silvas 9/12 $40 Mary Olson, Cindy Doty, Carissa Biggs, Andrena Browne

53 entries – Total purse $1590 $300 Shelly Huntoon $240 Monica Moonen $190 Naomi Cannard $140 Amanda Heermans $110 Gail Beers, Monica Greggory $80 Lea Atwood, Brandy Thoma $55 Kay Bunnell, Althea Neilsen, Juli Lewis, Abby Hunt $30 Shannon McConnell, Donna Palmer, Anna Speck, Vicki Ferguson

Women’s Open Singles 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9/12 13/16 17/24


118 entires – Total purse $3540 $700 Phyllis Fernandez $500 Natalie Wiita $340 Deb McDonald $240 Pam Rushton $180 Margie Avlon, Kim Sijer $120 Deanne Edwards, Robbin Iredale $90 Linda Smith, Kathy Price, Denise Vaughn, Kendra Marcoulier $60 Karla Bagley-Tias, Julie Colgate, Wendy Sedlacek, Janie Reckard $40 Felisa Delon, Amy Wilson, Melissa Rushton, Penny Burdick, Shari Ross, Kat Harrison, Jan Aust, Kristen Gault $30 Marian Harrison, Tammi Osburn, Anna Harris, Vanessa Schwab, Anna Busley, Gayle Gould, Betty Broussard, Donna Kingsbury

Women’s Master Teams 1st

8 entries – Added $2500 - Total purse $4100 $1000 On The Wire

Open Scotch Doubles 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9/12


Men’s Open Singles 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8 9/12

114 entries – Total purse $17,100 $2300 Woody’s Crew $1850 5 O’Men $1450 Gum Rai 5 $1150 Whoo Whaa $925 Schooner 5, Rackrunner $700 Lucky Seven, Lucky Bastids $525 Gator’s Team, Shoot to Thrill, Baker, Lucky’s Medical Necessity $350 Nitehawk I-5, 7 Cedars-Sons of Fred, Rising Sons, Delmonte’s #2 $250 Corner Spot, Corner Pub, Big Ones & Little Ones, Silver Bullets, Sudden Impact, Stroke This, South Pacific, Roadhouse Cruisers $200 Freak Show Ugly, Killer B’s, Q St Section 8’s, Six Shooters, Buzzard Bait, In to Win, 4 Aces & A Wild Card, Showboat



116 entries – Total purse $6960 $1050 Jim Kellogg & Fernandez $800 Marvin Seal & Wiita $600 Catherine Tran & Schulden $470 Cindy Medina & Adams $340 Anna Busley & Dubendorf, Gary Hoffman & Hoffman $280 Guy Iredale & Iredale, Deb McDonald & Krumpe $220 Kari Stevens & Rabito, Becky Colo’n & Yoshikawa Jim Dray & Garza, Bill Mildenberger & Aust $160 Debra Estes & Estes, Evelyn Thornburg & Ludwig Linda Smith & Aust, Kristin Gault & Bernard $100 Amy Wilson & Cook, Mike Krasko & Grey, Dedee Burton & Butts Dwayne Crabtree & Atwood, Bob Heckel & Russell, Ron Graves & Graves, Barb Henry & Henry, Kat Harrison & Cassle $60 D’ette Day & Burleson, Doug Schulze & Johnson Felisa Delon & Ford, Chuck Gordon & Mathis, Shari Ross & Leech Beth Irons & Irons, Kathy Price & Alves, Cathy Young & Phillipe

Women’s Open Teams 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8

25 entries – Total purse $3750 $1000 Women In Black $800 Black Horse $600 All Bust No Balls $450 Girls Can Shoot Too $300 Got Felt?, Batteries Not Needed $150 Treacherous Wenches, Noel’s Slick Stix

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8-BALL Men’s A Ivan Doty Women’s A Cindy Doty Men’s B Steve Bartlett Women’s B Robin Borden Men’s C Kevin Fong Women’s C Michelle Shreiner Master Team Men John’s Gang Master Team Women She Strokers Open Team Men Whoo-Whaa’s 9-BALL Men’s A Tom Rossi Women’s A Annie Gay Men’s B Frank Lanaro Women’s B Pam Carraway Men’s C Pete Walton Master Scotch Jay Collins & Jean Bartholomew Open Scotch Harry Peterson & Robin Borden (Regionals continue next page)

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Snohomish, WA 1st Steve Holloway Jason Fick 2 nd rd Robert Mendenhall 3 Randy Paszkeicz 4 th 5th/6 th Steve Kesting and Tregg Jipp Jakes Old Inn in Snohomish, WA was the place to be in East Snohomish (l to r) Jason Fick, Lin Theriault, County on Saturday, March 22. Four the SteveHolloway past 12 weeks, Jake’s has been running a qualifier every other Monday night. The top three players qualified each night for the final. A total of 17 players showed up for the coveted $510 worth of prize money. Jakes added 50% to the $20 entry as well as adding 50% to each of the $5 entry Monday night tournaments. Some of the best players in the Sky River Valley showed up and the play was intense. With Race to 3 on the “A” side and “B” side, the action lasted until 8pm. Not a tournament for the faint of heart. Lin Theriault, our fearless leader, ran the tournament with ease on only two tables starting at 11am. Starting on March 24th Jakes has upped the ante to every Monday night ( at 7pm ) but only the top 2 get qualified for 14 weeks. The final will be held on June 28th. Every other Monday, Jakes will still supply free chili dogs to wash down those cold beers. Call Jakes at 360-568-7835 for directions or Steve Kesting at 425-299-POOL for all the league and tournament information in East Snohomish County. Special thanks to Jake and Linda, the owners of Jakes, for their great service and free food throughout the session and on the day of this tournament! OTB

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IBC and the World-Pool Billiard Association are pleased to announce the addition of the Western Canadian Open 9-Ball Championships as one of the 12 sanctioned events which make up the 2003 WPA WORLD TOUR. This event is being co-produced by Southern Music Ltd and Great White Billiards in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, April 15-19/03. This event will feature a total payout of C$40,000 with C$10,000 for first place. Only 128 entries will be accepted and the field is filling quickly. For details on this event please contact Harold Danielson, Tournament Director @ or ph (604)685-0100. There will be only 3 independently sanctioned events in North America during the 2003 WPA WORLD TOUR. The Western Canadian Open 9Ball Championships will be the first event April 15-19/03 followed by the BCA Open 9-Ball Championships May 11-17/03 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The third event will be announced soon. The winners from all 12 sanctioned events will be invited to the WPA World Tour Finals in Tokyo, Japan Nov 7-9/03. Here they will compete in a total field of 32 players where all players will win prize money, and $25,000 USD will be paid to the winner who will be named “2003 WORLD TOUR CHAMPION”. All invited players will have their airfare paid (up to $1,000 USD) and free hotel. For more details on the 2003 WPA WORLD TOUR check the website OTB


From: Amy Long Director of Marketing & Business Development

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Over the last year, the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) has seen a rise in billiard interest with schools across the country. More students are participating in billiard physical education classes, math and science courses and after-school programs. With interest rising across the educational front, the BEF joined ranks with the Northwestern and Southwestern combined American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Convention this February in Reno, NV. In attendance were professional high school and college educators from across the western United States. “It’s great to have billiards represented at the convention,” said Dr. Jerry Ballew of Department of Health Ecology at the University of Reno. “This was an eye opener for a lot of people. The attitude, motivation and humor surrounding the billiard table was evident, and a lot of ideas were exchanged.” Please visit to learn more about or become more involved in the junior billiard initiatives across the country. OTB

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Calgary’s Olympic Oval, located on campus at the University of Calgary, has seen many champions pass through it’s doors, including the twentyone Oval athletes who went to the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City – eleven of whom returned with medals. This spring, the Oval will once again play host to champions – only the blades will be replaced with cues, and the ice will be replaced with green felt as the Western Canadian Open 9-ball Championships kick off April 15th. The event is already being hailed as the greatest pool event in Canada’s history since the World Amateur Snooker Championships were held here in Calgary in 1982. 9-Ball champions from around the globe are heading to Cowtown to vie for both the $40000 cash purse and a chance to head to Tokyo in November to play in the World Pool Association’s World Championships – a trip valued at over $2500 $US. The ‘Western Canadian Championships’ are one of twelve events on the 2003 WPA World Tour this year, and represent the first time in history Canada has played host. A tour event carries with it the prestige of gaining points overall on the international circuit of billiard events ranked monthly, and players are building points to gain entry into the 2004 WPA World Tour finals. Canada’s own Cliff Thorburn (Order of Canada, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, World Snooker Champion), Jimmy Wych, Alex Pagulayan, “Machine Gun” Luc Salvas, current Canadian 9-Ball Champion John Horsfall, Paul Potier, Brady Gollan, and Calgarians Edwin Montal (ranked as high as 9/12th in the World) and Rob MacDonald are playing. From the US, Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer (Number 2 in the World and a member of the US Mosconi Cup squad), Dan Louie (World All-Round Champion), Glenn Atwell (winner of the US Open in Reno this month), Ernesto Dominques, and Mike Massey – who is currently being seen in the latest pool flick, “Pool Hall Junkies”, where he plays a key role. From Europe, Chris Almond, Imran Majid, Huidji See, Dean Masters, Adam Clarke, Dean Coombes, Steven Evans and Justin Anderson from the UK, Stefan Santl from Germany. Ralf Souquet – Germany’s top ranked player and a member of the Champion Mosconi Cup squad from Europe is also slated to enter. Play starts on April 15th at two locations – the Olympic Oval and Great White Billiards and goes through the week leading up to the finals – and a great trick shot exhibition by Cliff Thorburn and Mike Massey – Saturday night at the Oval. Tickets are available daily or in the form of an event pass. For information and interviews – contact Paul Hanson at 620-3828 (cell) or 515-1078 (pager), the club at 253-1830 or email


HEALTH-IN-WORKPLACE LAWS HARMFUL from: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development

The BCA Board of Directors has voted to become involved in a legal effort to lessen the impact of health-in-the-workplace legislation on billiard rooms and is seeking assistance from the entire billiard industry. Historically, the BCA has not taken a proactive stance on legal issues. However, the reality is that segments of the billiard industry are at risk. It is common for trade associations to engage in efforts to protect the legal, legislative and political interests of its members. The BCA supports and promotes health in the workplace, but it is very concerned that many of the laws being passed are excessively restrictive and pose a threat to the billiard industry in general and to billiard room owners specifically. A lawsuit was filed in October 2002, in the U.S. district court of Arizona. This suit challenges the constitutionality of the Tempe ordinance, which bans smoking in all public places. In short, the BCA Board of Directors believes that if the lawsuit were won, it would immediately benefit the industry. The BCA urges its Business Members to contribute to this cause. Checks may be sent and payable to: Mr. Kimball Corson Esq., the attorney for the plaintiff at: 7830 North 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021, Tax I.D. # 86-0959978. Please note on the check “BCA Business Member Contribution”. For more information go to OTB

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and encouraging environment for people of all ages and their families. We want to continue the legacy and concepts that Java Billiards has already set the standard for since its creation in 1994 by the previous owners. After purchasing the shop we’ve added some visible changes. We now have four TV’s along with the big screen projector; a new sound system and have upgraded the video games. We have increased our pool cue stock as authorized dealers of McDermott, Joss, J & J and Action cues while continuing to offer accessories for the pool players needs. We have kept much the same at Java Billiards, but want to progress into a larger venue with a deli, adding dart boards, additional tables, games and live music on the weekends in the near future. We would like to promote local talent, bands with a good message and word to send out. Locally there are many Christian bands out there just waiting for a chance, while others are on their way signing contracts and going on tour. In the past bands have played at Java Billiards prior to our ownership, that list includes Soul Deep, Out of Mouth, and Strange

Occurrence who actively tour every few weeks and stop by to have a Latte’ when back in town. Aside from the music aspect we are also considering starting a Youth league during the summer months to give kids something to do. Since we are working with churches frequently we may look into a church league as well. Parties are welcomed at Java Billiards as we offer package deals for all occasions such as church lock outs, birthdays, team party’s and more. We’ve had many a birthday party already at the shop, our sons Dylan and Hayden both had their party’s there, and our daughter Catrina may also this summer. We are a family at Java Billiards and we want that family atmosphere apparent to all those who step through our doors. Our oldest daughter Mandy recently came on board with her bright and smiling face behind the counter also. Our kids all shoot pool and have a great time, they’re pretty good too, so don’t be fooled by their age! We are very excited about the future, a future made possible by the love and support of our friends and family, our church family of Edgewood’s Hope Church and our very special dear friend Leroy for opening doors, to Thom and Tammy Bachelder for trusting us with their baby, Java Billiards. We don’t know what the big plan is; only God knows that, and we are most grateful to Him. What we do know is the Smoke and Alcohol Free aspect is appealing to many people of all ages and walks of life. Our goal is to impact this world by offering a place for friends and families to go and spend quality time together. Shining the light into a world so confused at times, we feel privileged that so many young kids would want to spend their time with us in our establishment instead of out partying and doing something they shouldn’t be. However, it must be said we are blessed to serve all ages and skill levels at Java Billiards. Our faithful and loyal employees and customers are what makes owning this business so special and all the great people we get to meet. We get to know people from the youngest, to the well established players, from 7 to 70...we have a home and heart for them all here at Java Billiards. OTB

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San Francisco Billiard Academy

The instructors of the San Francisco Billiard Academy will provide a monthly column on playing tips and techniques for “The Break” magazine, starting with the May issue. The SFBA is one of seven BCA Master Academies that not only teaches players but also trains instructors for BCA Certification. The columns will include drills, strategy and special techniques. If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered in “The Break”, please contact the SFBA by phone or email. Instructors: Eric Harada 408-499-7757 Bob Jewett 650-366-2087 Joseph Mejia 650-873-4658 The SFBA provides instruction at billiard rooms throughout the San Francisco Bay Area OTB and in private facilities by arrangement.

The Pool Whisperer

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I saw joy and creating. If you set-up a trick shot and then accidentally knocked over a potted plant, if it fell on the right ball the potted plant has a good chance of making the shot. I love trick shots and I am completely aware of the skill and understanding that it takes to give a 2-hour trick shot exhibition. That is, for me, ever so slightly related to STROKE shots. If you want an easy way to tell which one you might have just seen at any given time, here’s a rule of thumb. A solid and useful guideline: Trick shots make you laugh, stroke shots make you cry. Isn’t that easy? The main point is for you to begin to use trick shots and variations of trick shots in your play. Here’s a guide to the new looking. OBSERVE: just be looking, not looking and relating it to what you already understand. Looking. ANALYZE: see how and where you can do business with the new info. Find our what’s true about it. MEASURE: become familiar with the info. Familiar and accurate. CREATE: find ways to use the new information creatively. I just had a weekend of work in the school with “sugarbear” from Washington. We worked on the very things

that I’m putting in this article. CREATING. I want to mention to you players and especially new players in Washington to seek out an instructor up there named “SARGE” AYLESWORTH. With most new students I ask them to hit a few balls to show me their stroke. Usually I get to say, “my goodness, that’s not a stroke, that’s a cry for help.” Don’t worry; it’s funny, not mean. Well, with sugarbear, I got a pleasant surprise. He has a smooth, rhythmic, sound and effective stroke. It’s without waste. His stroke is without hair. It is also the result of working with SARGE. I knew sugarbear 21 years ago and he wasn’t even headed toward that fine hit that he has now. You can reach SARGE at (206) 719-2695. Call him up. Sugarbear has invited me up to HARVEY’S and I’ll be setting that up with him next month. D’ya think Bill Cress’ll go with me? What about Jay Reed? I’m gonna go ask ‘em tonight..... “To an evolved individual-an individual that is “cooked” you cannot be indifferent nor intimate. You cannot offer harm nor benefit. An evolved individual will not fall to your displeasure nor rise to your honor and praise. --mcgill OTB

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By: Sharon Marshall, Tournament Director

Round Robin Tournament

Woodinville, WA The weekend of March 15-16, 2003 brought 15 players to McCorry’s for a weekend of pool playing (even though there was a “LOT” of that at locations North and South of us)! Jim Masterman, from Canada, made his first appearance at McCorry’s and what an impression he made. Of the 14 players he met over the weekend, there were only 6 players that were able to win a game against him: Tamre Rogers 2-3, Janie Reckard 1-4, Tim Reckard 1-4, Marvin Seal 2-3, David Tseng 1-4, and Chip Ginther 1-4. The other 8 players: Ron Graves, Shawn Graves, Marian Harrison, Wayne Ouellette, Jon Viebrock, Natalie Wiita, Randy Young and Mac McPherson were not so lucky – he won those matches 5-0. When the dust settled Sunday evening, the final standings were: 1st $200 Jim Masterman 62-8 $130 Marvin Seal 50-20 2 nd $70 Ron Graves 43-27 3 rd 4 th $50 Jon Viebrock 42-28 th 5 $40 Tamre Rogers 42-28 $35 Chip Ginther 42-28 6 th I want to thank everyone for participating in my tournament. They were a group of fun people and we did have fun! The next tournaments scheduled: April 5-6 – Ladies Round Robin – 8-Ball, April 26-27 – Open Round Robin 8-Ball. The April tournaments are new dates than what has been advertised so please note the new dates. OTB

Thoughts from the Women’s Pro Tour was preventable and the earlier mistakes and misses particularly glared. One of the great things about rooming with friends is that there is a built-in support system. Gail was very bummed about drawing the number 3 player, and I told her that that is what we came for, to play the greatest players in the world. After both roomies’ losses, I tried consoling them. Now, we were all on the B side and the next match would determine if any of us would get any money to help pay for expenses. The entry fee alone was $500. If you play for a sponsor, the pressure is greater, because you don’t want to let them down either and their faith in your ability. I would like to thank my sponsors, Viking Cues for my gorgeous cue, Talisman Billiards for my wonderful case and tips, and Tom Lynch Enterprises and 203K Business Services for funding my tournaments. Gail’s next opponent was Carol Clark from NY, Lisa’s was Stephanie Boch from Los Angeles, and mine was the wunderkind, Sarah Rousey from IL, the BCA Jr. National Champ from 2000. Sarah has been taught the game of 9-ball the right way and she plays a great game. Even though she is only 20, she has been playing the game half her life. She plays all day every day. She got to 9 games twice as fast as I did; the score was 9-5. Gail won against Carol 9-3, and went on to win against Tiffany Nelson 9-5. She played so well and that was a big upset and a great win for Gail. So even though she was upset about her draw, it turned out well in the end. She then played Jeanette Lee and lost 3-9. Lisa lost against Stephanie. Every time we play, win or lose, we gain knowledge and this was a very important match for Lisa, being able to get to a place in her head she has been striving for. Lisa taught me how to do Accustats, so I did Karen Corr’s match against Kim Shaw. Amazingly, Karen lost! Kim Shaw plays jam up, another snooker player export, and she jumped on every mistake Karen made. The alternating breaks make a huge difference too,

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because the weaker player gets first control of the tables half of the time and gets the chance to take that first shot or first safe. Another underdog that did really well this tournament was Kim White. Seeing an underdog win gives us all hope! Kim Shaw and Kim White ended up playing each other for the televised match spot. Kim Shaw won that battle. Mona drew Ramona Biddle her first match and lost 98. It could have gone either way. Mona beat Liz Schwartzreich (9-4) who used to live in the NW, but moved to NY a couple years ago. Guess she didn’t need to move to get top caliber competition! Then Mona moved on to have another hard loss against newcomer Tina Larsen, 9-7. Tina had her down 8-2 and Mona won the next 5 games, but then she broke and ran out. (Oddly enough, Sarah Rousey and Tina Larsen played each other in the finals of the BCA 9Ball Championships in 2001 in the Women’s Masters Singles division. Rousey handed Larsen her only defeat 7-4 and Larsen came back to beat Rousey 76, 7-6.) Mona really enjoyed her experiences in MS. Besides buffets, we were able to see some really good matches. Watching good players is another way to learn if you are good at observation and applying it to your game. We did some more Accustats on matches, and we shopped. We left, eager to work on our games for the next WPBA tournament in San Diego in just a couple weeks’ time, where we will all have a chance to rise in the rankings. For now, I may not be giving pool 100% of my time, but I am in a good place right now where I have paid my dues and am getting called to participate. In another couple years when my daughter graduates, I figure I can spend more time at the table then without feeling guilty that I am taking something away from her. Basically, I am sailing on what skills I have until then. But I am dedicated to this sport we love and any wins I do garner come from the heart. See you at the next tournament! OTB

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with the prospect of meeting a revenge minded Parica and he was up to the task, taking him out 9-5 this time. A dejected Jose could only shake his head and wonder who that masked man was. Scott wasn’t missing anything and was showing a tremendous will to win. In the finals, Scott had the formidable task of upending the undefeated Heath twice. To his credit Jeff did everything he could to slow down the charge of big Scott who stands 6’5". In two long and engaging sets Tollefson managed to eke out identical 9-7 victories, and take the title.

Kings Korner 8-Ball Tournament


1. $5,000 SCOTT TOLLEFSON 2. $3,000 Jeff Heath 3. $2,000 Jose Parica 4. $1,000 Edwin Montal (he won seven in a row on the loser’s side and knocked out Mark Buchko 9-6, Medina 9-6, Stan Tourangeau 9-7 and Atwell 9-5 before losing to Parica 9-4) 5-6. $650 Tyler Edey & Glenn Atwell 7-8. $450 Frankie Hernandez & Stan Tourangeau 9-12. $350 Ken Richardson, Nick Kruger, Danny Medina & Ike Runnels 13-16. $250 Juarez, Vince Tedesco, Mark Buchko & Jesse Bowman 17-24. $200 Tyler Luce, Mike Stevens, Chris MacDonald, Ed Scott, Sander Tot, Len Swisher, Tony Balzer & Rick Raymundo 25-32. $150 Nick Hewko, Brent Thieman, Joe Rogers, Jim Raxter, John Widen, Corey Harper, Mike Mares & Trevor Smith 33-48. Dale Biles, Jon Balan, Loren Brooks, Ryan Kennedy, Norm Tacla, David Jones, Bill Lowe, Dave Hubbard, Jon Ludwig, Tinsley Johnson, Jeff Szfransky, Bill Gray, Ron Van Valkenburg, Ed Ames, Roger Anderson & Joey Gebron. Now it was time for 8-Ball and we had a full field of players and a waiting list of wannabes trying to find an opening to get in. Due to time constraints (only two days) and a limited number of tables (24), the field had to be cut off at 128. Our advice to players for next year is to send your entry in early to avoid missing out. The large Canadian contingent took charge here and made a charge en masse through the field. The Calgary crew looked awful tough with several young guns who all played great. Look out for this team at the BCA Nationals. A team of Tyler Edey, Nick Kruger, Josh Smith, Jody Thornton, Stan Tourangeau and Edwin Montal is scary to contemplate. Teammates Tyler Edey, 22 and Nick Kruger, 21 led the charge romping undefeated into the hot seat match. Along the way Tyler dumped 9-Ball champ Tollefson 5-2, Frankie Hernandez 5-2 and Stan Tourangeau 5-zip. This kid was hot! Kruger meanwhile was disposing of team member Josh Smith 5-2, Chris MacDonald 5-4 and Montanan T.R. Olson 5-2 among others. In the hot seat match Tyler showed real speed in routing Nick 5-2. On the south side of the board Glenn Atwell was making a tear after losing in the fourth round to Felix Lukenbill 5-4. Glenn had to get by Parica 5-3, Thornton 5-4, Tony Balzer 5-2, Mark Buchko 5-4, T.R. Olson 5-1, and a red hot Jesse Bowman 5-2 (Jesse had just pounded Sander Tot and Stan Tourangeau 5-2 each in mere minutes). Now he had to deal with Kruger and he so in a 5-1 whitewash. Faced with the prospect of taking down Edey twice, Atwell rose to the challenge and won a hard fought first set 5-4 after some brilliant shooting by Edey in the case game fell short. In set two it was all Glenn and he won easily 5-0. Commenting afterward he was heard to say that winning this event was like winning the Masters division at the BCA.

Billings, MT - March 21st We had well over 48 players show up for our March 21st tournament! Lots of laughs and lots of “Good Shot!” were heard all night long. Everyone had a great time including us at Kings Korner! Thanks again to Dale Cowger: snapping those photos and preserving this good time. Congratulations go out to Henry Knaube. He won a McDermott cue in our monthly pool cue giveaway. I’m sure that cue will get good use in up coming tournaments. Thank you to all the players who participated. We enjoy hosting this event because of all the great people who come to play. I think we have as much fun as the players do! Here are the results, congratulations to the winners! Bill Myers & Ann George 1st 2 nd Tracy Love & Randy Sayre 3 rd Robert Ibarra & Leon Spaeth Linda Asleson & Doug Asleson 4 th 5 th Kelly Huso & Bob Grimm th Sue Miller & Bob Niles 6 Thank you to my wife Dee for all her help in score keeping. We both enjoyed getting to know the players and sharing the victories and the laughs along the way. It’s a great way to spend an evening! Visit us online at for all the photos.


Results of the Pechauer Tour From: Chet Ito

Mountain View, California - Feb 22 - 23, 2003 We had a really exciting finish to the tournament. Jason Williams was down 6-0 in the semi-finals to John Bryant and came back to win 9 - 7. Then Jason Williams (Comeback Kid) played Tony Chohan in the finals in a race to 13. This match stayed even most of the match. With Jason winning at 12 - 11, Jason laid a perfect safety on Tony. Tony then kicked in a one railer on the six ball and ran out. With the score at hill - hill, and the spectators sweating the finals. Jason got an opportunity and ran out the rack. Following are the top 6 finishers: 1st $1,100 Jason Williams, Concord, CA 2 nd $ 800 Tony Chohan, Sacramento, CA 3 rd $ 600 John Bryant, Palmdale, CA th 4 $ 450 Paul Silva, Atwater, CA 5 th $ 250 Steve Lingelbach, Troutdale, OR 6 th $ 250 Billy Palmer, Oakland, CA OTB The Mint Nightclub & Billiard Hall

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GLENN ATWELL Tyler Edey Nick Kruger Jesse Bowman T.R. Olson & Stan Tourangeau Mark Buchko & Sander Tot Edwin Montal, Tony Balzer, Chris MacDonald & Felix Lukenbill Scott Tollefson, Jody Thornton, Tinsley Johnson & Mike Stevens Josh Smith, Darold Crain, Joey Gebron, Jose Parica, Ike Runnels, Nick Hewko, Merv White & Frankie Hernandez Ron Meier, Ryan Anderson, Kim Bohnet, Dennis Wooley, Tony Damiana, Danny Medina, Bob Halloran & Len Swisher Tom Goulter, Jason Kane, Marty Biegler, Kings Santy, Ken Richardson, Ed Scott, Dave Hemmah, Roger Anderson, John Widen, Ryan Kennedy, Jeff Heath, Bill Gray, Scott Chandler, Bill Gentle, Jefre Tolbert & Joe Trevino


The Mint 116 South Main Hailey, ID 83333 (208)788.6468

Closed Field (32 players) $35 entry fee, $5 table fee per day Single Elimination, Race to 5, Texas Express Saturday 10am Players Meeting & Calcutta 8 Ball Tournament Closed Field (32 players) $35 entry fee, $5 table fee per day Double Elimination, Race to 5, BCA Rules

Sunday 12pm Finals

All games played on (3) 9' and (2) Pro 8' Gold Crown Brunwick Tables with tightly stretched Championship Tour Edition 30/30 Cloth and new Red Circle cue balls

Tournament Director Bill Butler 208.578.7792 These are closed field events and will fill up quickly so send your entry today: Pool Tournament c/o The Mint Bar & Billiards Hall, PO Box 3212, Hailey, Idaho 83333 Specify 9-Ball, 8-Ball or both

River City Billiards Mount Vernon, WA (360) 424-3515

Open 9-Ball April 19th $200 ADDED

with full field

Entry $25 + $8 green fee - Double Elimination - Race to 7 Winners-5 Losers 32 Players Max. - Pays $100 to Top Woman with 4 or more women Doors open 8:30am - Draw at 9:30am - Play starts at 10am Breakfast Saturday at 9 AM - To pre-register mail entries to: River City Billiards, 14637 SR20, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 For information call (360) 424-3515 or (360) 739-4075

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$1500 based on 64 entries


April 11-13, 2003 $40 Entry - $10 Green Fee ($50 Entry - $10 G.F. after Apr 7, 2003)


$30 Entry - $10 Green Fee ($40 entry - $10 G.F. after Apr 7, 2003)

Entry Deadline: 6:30 PM April 11, 2003 Calcutta: Open & Ladies Divisions 7PM Sharp - TJ’s Lounge Apr 11, 2003 Play Begins: Open Division 9PM Apr 11, 2003 - Ladies 10AM Apr 12, 2003 Send Entries to: T J’s Lounge 1308 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405 or call

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Sarge’s Pool School Instructional Seminar: Diamond Systems

April 26th, 1-5PM (4 hours) $50 per student - Seminar limited to first 10 paid students

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The Return of a Living Legend – Richard “Bucktooth” Cook By Thomas Plowright - Felts Billiard Club AFTER 35 YEARS, “The Man with the Golden Arm”, Richard “Bucktooth” Cook astonishes the world by putting on a show like never before seen. On Tuesday, April 8th 2003, Bucktooth will be performing at Felts Billiard Club in San Ramon, Ca. This show, which will be available in late April on, promises to be the performance of a lifetime. Centered in the room, Bucktooth and a lone table will stand head to head to battle and display trick shots that were once viewed as impossible. Plucking quarters off the tops of balls, midair uturns, the longest jump shots are just some of ways that Bucktooth will make the cue ball sing and tame the lion he calls a billiard table. Charles Richard Cook, most notably recognized as “Bucktooth”, started playing pool at the age of 9 in his father’s pool room in Fort Bragg. “He had to stand on milk crates so he could see over the top of the tables,” recalled, Bucktooth’s cousin “All the tables had scratches around them from Bucktooth dragging that crate.” Even at 9 years old, Bucktooth began to make his mark on the billiard scene. During his teen years Bucktooth learned how to hustle by watching such players like “Big Nose” Roberts and “Rags” Fitzpatrick in San Francisco. He daunted cues with pearl inlays and inscriptions like “The Money Tree” and The Master of Disaster”. It wasn’t long before Bucktooth starting hustling on his own. With such skills mastered he hit the road at age 20 and made an instant name for himself when he ran up 12 racks against the Cincinnati Kid. Bucktooth didn’t have a care in the world as he used to travel the country exploding opponents and creating his image as pool’s bad boy. Sure, it was an arrogant attitude, at times it was even dangerous (one sore loser cracked his jaw during a swing through Los Angeles). But he didn’t care, because as stories go, by the time he would get to the east coast, the story would travel and grow until he would hear someone boast that they saw Bucktooth fend off 100 angry players with cues and all he ended up with was a cracked jaw. However ridiculous, it played into his game and his hustle. Bucktooth recalls another story when he ended up in a Los Angeles bar filled with a bunch of doctors and lawyers. Bucktooth starts going into his act and pretty soon he’s had everyone. Then the bartender says he knows somebody Bucktooth can’t beat. The suits and ties start pooling their money for a bet. There’s thousands of dollars on a table, so Bucktooth takes the bet. The bartender starts making some calls and everyone keeps adding money, but the guy never shows. Finally he decided to leave, and Bucktooth asks “who is this guy”. The bartender shouts back, “A guy named Richard Cook.” Well that would be a pretty great match, “Me playing Me” Bucktooth said laughing hysterically. But the game has changed and the money is getting a lot harder to find. The players are a lot better and game is becoming more family oriented. Dark, dingy,

smoke filled pool rooms have mostly been replaced with upscale, neon lit billiard clubs. Bucktooth points to movies such as “The Color of Money” for popularizing the upgrading pool’s image, and he feels the movie presented an honest portrait of the hustler’s lifestyle. But the family image may be good for the game, for the old fashioned hustler, it makes it much tougher “I raised three kids hustling pool,” Bucktooth proclaimed, flashing the toothy smile that gave him his nickname. “But I always spent the money as fast as I earned it. I lived the good life, the best hotels and the finest restaurants.” At age 62, Bucktooth is finding it impossible to slip unnoticed into bars and hustle like he used to. “I’ll play anyone,” he explained, “but I’m not interested in taking nobodies. I stick to the professionals. That’s where the money is.” Its hard to find a pool book or movie where he’s not mentioned or a major part of. After all these years, even the new movies like “Pool Hall Junkies”, Bucktooth gets his mention in the first 15 seconds. Bucktooth has hustled the hustlers as well as the pros: Fast Eddie (Ronnie Allen), Louie Roberts (better known as St. Louis Louis), Jimmy Mataya, Billy Ray, Grady Mathews, World Champion Mike Sigal, World Champion Johnny Archer, The Monk, Keith McCreedy, World Champion Jimmy Rempe, and World Champion Bobby Hunter just to name a few world champions bitten by “The Tooth”. The list goes on and on………… Besides the household names Bucktooth has conquered. He is also well known for inventing the Jump Shot over 50 years ago. If this wasn’t good enough, he also invented balls jumping over balls making astonishing run outs in such games as one pocket and 9-ball. These shots have only been seen in the pool circuit and on TV for the past 15 to 20 years. You should see him do it one-handed and blind folded!!!!!!!!!! What your going to see in this show will go far beyond anything ever seen. Bucktooth has concentrated more on his jewelry business for the last 30 years and he speaks to how fortunate he has been. “Most players don’t get to make pool their life, most have to do something else in order to make a buck or put food on the table.” For Bucktooth, pool and the hustle have built his future. Now, he preaches to having the greatest repertoire of trick shots in the Galaxy. He spends his evening, frequenting the bay area pool rooms, and almost every night can be found yippin it up at Felts Billiard Club in San Ramon. Time will tell, but there is one thing that is certain; Bucktooth will certainly go down in history as one of the Worlds Greatest Pool players of all time, and he will change the way the entire world views this sport after this historic event. For more information, visit or or call toll free at (866) 390-9511.


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CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME River City Billiards in Everett, WA - Closing Sale March 30th - April 5th 20-50% OFF - See ad page 7 Apr 5 Mountlake Terr, WA Sharkey’s (See ad p9) (425) 670-0377 8-Ball $5 $100 guar. 2:00PM Apr 5-6 Spokane, WA McQ’s (See ad p21) (509) 891-8357 9-Ball Pechauer Tour Stop $50+$10 g.f. $1500 Call Apr 5-6 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p13) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon (425) 481-7829 8-Ball Ladies Round Robin $35/player Limit 16 players Call Apr 5-6 Woodinville, WA McCorry’s (See ad p29) See Richard “Bucktooth” Cook Trick Shot Exhibition April 8, 2003 at Felts Billiard Club in San Ramon, CA Apr 11-13 Great Falls, MT T J’s Lounge (See ad p31) (406) 727-1800 8-Ball Open & Women $40/$30 $1500 w/64 6:30PM Apr 12 Federal Way,WA Tall Timbers (See ad p6) (253) 952-2302 APA Qualifier Mixed Sc Dbls $20/team 1:00PM Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 8-Ball Open $20 9:00AM Apr 12 Hood River, OR Apr 12 Butte, MT Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) (406) 782-3700 8-Ball Blind Draw A/B $10 $2.50/player min. Noon See Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth Trick Shot Exhibition April 12, 2003 at Far West Billiards in Spokane, WA - See ad page 23 9-Ball $35 $1500 w/64 1:30PM Apr 13 Oxnard, CA Hollywood Billiards (See ad p26) (805) 487-2056 Apr 12-13 Salem, OR NWPA (See ad p12) (206) 465-5484 9-Ball @ The Cue Ball Call $500 minimum Call 9-Ball Canadian Open $250 Canadian $10,000 guar. 1st 6:30PM Apr 15-19 Calgary,AB,Canada Great White Billiards (See ad p36) (403) 253-1830 Apr 18 Billings, MT Kings Korner (See ad p3) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball $5 Matching 6:45PM Apr 18-20 New Town, ND Four Bears (See ad p36) (701) 627-4549 8-Ball Men & Women $40M/$25W $4000 guar 1st 7:15PM Apr 19 Mt Vernon, WA River City Billiards (See ad p30) (360) 424-3515 9-Ball Open $25+$8 g.f. $200 w/full field 10:00AM Apr 19-20 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p36) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Apr 24-26 Las Vegas, NV APA Nationals League Operator National Singles/Doubles Call $$$ Call Apr 26-27 Northridge, CA Billiard Connection (See ad p6) (818) 831-0747 9-Ball USPPA Event $30/$60 $2,000 11:00AM (360) 642-5899 Women’s Team (5 Person) $50 8:00PM Apr 25-27 Ilwaco, WA Sea Hag (See ad p26) Apr 25-27 Twin Falls, ID Pocket (See ad p26) (208) 733-9676 9-Ball (Fri) 8-Ball (Sat/Sun) M/W $25 ea $1500 6:00PM Apr 26 Hood River, OR Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 9-Ball Open $20 9:00AM Apr 26 Oroville, WA Pastime Tavern (509) 476-9974 8-Ball Ladies $5 $100 11:00AM (406) 453-0136 8-Ball Doubles $40 $300 11:00AM Apr 26 Great Falls, MT Classic 50’s (See ad p29) Apr 26-27 Woodinville, WA McCorry’s (See ad p29) (425) 481-7829 8-Ball Open Round Robin $35/player Limit 16 players Call (206) 223-0300 8-Ball Women’s (Limit 32) $25 100% 10:00AM Apr 27 Seattle, WA Jillian’s (See ad p21) May 2 Ellensburg, WA WAMOA (See ad p14) (509) 326-1551 8-Ball Tough Enough $100 7:00PM May 3-4 Ellensburg, WA WAMOA (See ad p14) (509) 326-1551 8-Ball - WA State Champ. Qualify $$$ Call Special Room Rates at the Ellensburg Inn for the WAMOA State Championships - See ad page 25 May 2-4 Okanogan, WA The Club (See ad p5) (509) 422-1907 9-Ball Texas Express $40 $500 11:00AM May 2-4 Lewistown, MT MCMOA (See ad p16) (406) 442-7088 8-Ball - MT State Champ. Qualify $20,000 full field Call May 2-4 Pocatello, ID Gate City Open (See ad p3) (208) 232-4243 9-Ball (Fri) 8-Ball M/W (Sat/Sun) $40M/$30W $$$ 7:00PM (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon May 3-4 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p13) May 3-4 San Francisco, CA Family Billiards (See ad p6) (415) 931-1115 9-Ball Pechauer Tour Stop Call Call Call May 9-17 Las Vegas, NV BCA Nationals League Operator Singles/Doubles/Teams Call $$$ Call May 10 Great Falls, MT Classic 50’s (See ad p29) (406) 453-0136 8-Ball Singles $20 $300 11:00AM May 10 Hood River, OR Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 8-Ball Open $20 9:00AM May 10 Kittitas, WA Curly’s II (See ad p5) (509) 968-3893 Best of Kittitas County $20 10:00AM May 16-18 Ilwaco, WA Sea Hag (See ad p26) (360) 642-5899 Men’s Team (5 Person) $50 8:00PM May 16 Billings, MT Kings Korner (See ad p3) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball $5 Matching 6:45PM May 17 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 9-Ball $25 $200 10:00AM One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM May 17-18 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p36) (650) 965-3100 Hot Shots Family Billiards in Beaverton, OR Cue Sale Saturdays Only from Noon - 6PM See ad page 33 May 22-31 Las Vegas, NV VNEA Nationals League Operator Singles/Doubles/Teams Call $$$ Call May 24 Butte, MT Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) (406) 782-3700 8-Ball Blind Draw A/B $10 $2.50/player min. Noon May 24 Hood River, OR Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 9-Ball Open $20 9:00AM May 24-25 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p36) (650) 965-3100 USPPA Reno Warmup $60 $2,000 1st w/128 Call May 24-26 Everett, WA Shotze’s (See ad p25) (425) 220-9051 9-Ball $60 $1,000 w/64 9:00AM May 30-Jun 2 Reno, NV Sands Regency (See ad p34) (800) 648-3553 9-Ball USPPA $60 $10,000 Call Jun 3-8 Reno, NV Sands Regency (See ad p34) (800) 648-3553 9-Ball Reno Open $100 $23,000 Call Jun 10-12 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p13) (916) 332-8793 Summer Jamboree One Pocket $100 $2,500 guar. 1st Noon Jun 13-15 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p13) (916) 332-8793 Summer Jamboree 9-Ball $100 $5,000 guar. 1st Noon 9-Ball (Fri) 8-Ball (Sat) $35+$5/day g.f. 6:00PM Jun 13-15 Hailey, ID Mint Nightclub (See ad p30) (208) 788-6468 Jun 14 Hood River, OR Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 8-Ball Open $20 9:00AM Jun 14 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 14:1 Continuous $15 11:00AM Jun 20 Billings, MT Kings Korner (See ad p3) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball $5 Matching 6:45PM Jun 21-22 Spokane, WA NWPA (See ad p21) (206) 465-5484 9-Ball at McQ’s Call $500 min. 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