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Many Find Pot O’Gold at the End of the WBCA Rainbow The 2007 Western Billiards Congress of American (BCA) Regional 8Ball Championships turned out to be more than just another day at the beach. Lepricons were “sighted” at the event. It is even rumored that the lepricons were responsible for the record money-added for the 12th Annual WBCA 8-Ball Regional Champions hosted by the Chinook Winds Resort at Lincoln City on March 13-18. The excitement was so high that even members of the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce heard the buzz and turned out to watch. 1st Place Women’s Masters Cindy Doty This year’s regional tournament hosted 1,111 player-members with over 1,808 entries in 15 events. Entries increased a whopping 25 percent, with the biggest increases in Scotch doubles and women’s events. A whopping record of $95,525, including $10,000 from Chinook Winds Casino Resort and $1,000 from the national BCA Pool League, was paid out in the different events. T h i s tournament brings in toplevel players to one of the best regional pool tournaments in the country. Competitors began rolling in 1st Place Women’s Open Team: Driving 101 Again like waves on Nicole Bisconer-Fox, Catherine Dunfor, Linda Knight, M o n d a y Shirley Morgan, Eve Stockstill evening for the Scotch doubles, which began Tuesday morning. Many of the top players came and showcased their skills, some playing for the first time in the regional championship. Nationally known top players came such Glenn Atwell, Mike Zimmerman, Todd Marsh and world champion Dan Louie. This was the 12th Annual Regional Championship and the ninth time that Scotch doubles have been an official part of the championships. The growth has been staggering.

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due to last minute health reasons B side due to Tyler. Jody finished she was unable to make it. We his tournament in Third place while would like to apologize to all who Dave moved on to play Tyler. Dave arrived expecting to see the show. had his work cut out for him though Instead however we were able to as he had to defeat Tyler twice. bring Max Eberle in on short notice Tyler came away victorious with a and rescheduled to Sunday 9-7 win for the tournament. evening. Max put on an hour long The Ladies division final 8 saw trick shot exhibition and followed it Janelle Succo (Great Falls, MT) with and hour and a half long clinic. defeat Lisa Tesdal (Great Falls, MT) Thanks Max for making it up on and Cathy Metzinger (Calgary, AB) short notice. defeat Val Weber Play started at 9 (Billings, MT) a.m. Saturday leaving Lisa and morning with 90 Val with 7/8th contestants place. Stephanie vying for the final Crawford (Great 24 spots. After a Falls, MT) full day of defeated Janelle exciting wins and and Cathy unexpected defeated Ashley Dave Martin u p s e t s Van Camp Saturdays final match to claim the (Great Falls, MT) leaving Janelle last of Sundays 24 spots pitted Tyler and Ashley with 5/6th place. Edey against Max Eberle. After 16 Stephanie and Cathy now squared games of relatively mistake free off in a re-match as Stephanie had pool, Tyler Edey came put Cathy into the B away with a 9-7 side on their first victory and a spot in match of the the final 24. tournament. this The final 24 players time Cathy came started off 10 a.m. away with the victory Sunday, after several leaving Stephanie hours of play we with 4th place. The made it to the Last 8, next match for 3rd where the winner of place put Diana the Wild West 8-ball Stidham (Great Shootout Dwayne Falls, MT) against Bjornstadt (Calgary, Cathy, Cathy again AB) defeated Len was victorious and Shawna Phillips Heckbert (Medicine moved on to play Hat, AB) and Dave Martin (Calgary, Shawna Phillips for the AB) defeated Cole Dickson Tournament. Cathy had to defeat (Billings, MT) leaving Len and Cole Shawna twice, and she did just that with 7/8th place. leaving Shawna For 5/6th place with 2nd place and Dave Martin Cathy with the defeated Damian tournament win. Pongpanik (Salt For those of you Lake City, UT) who who didn’t know, found his way to the Shannon Gibson B side courtesy of passed away Tyler Edey March 7, 2007. We (Calgary, AB), and had a donation Dwayne Bjornstadt bucket for him and defeated Sean several of the McKay (Medicine players donated Jody Thornton Hat, AB) who was their tournament there thanks to Jody Thornton winnings as well as Dave Martin (Medicine Hat, AB). Dave Martin was the winner of a Hovland defeated Dwayne Bjornistadt for Custom Cue worth $375 which he Fourth place to move on to play donated back as well. Thank you Jody Thornton who was now in the to all those players.

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San Francisco Billiard Academy About three years ago, I covered some vocabulary associated with cue sticks. This time I’ll go over some terms associated with play. Even if you are a long-time player, check out the meanings as there you may find some surprises. Swerve — When you hit the cue ball with side spin, it doesn’t go in a straight path down the table. Instead it will curve some to the side of the spin. This curving is called swerve. It is like a mild form of masse. On regular shots, it is bothersome and can cause you to miss, but if you need to get around a ball, slightly, it can be very useful. Increase it by elevating, using more side spin, Bob Jewett and using draw. Shoot softer if you want the swerve to happen in a short distance. Throw — When the cue ball lands on the object ball, you would like the object ball to go straight away from the cue ball. Many aiming systems are based on this fundamental idea. Unfortunately, if the cue ball has spin it can rub on the object ball and pull it off to the side a little. This effect is called throw. This can also happen if the cue ball has no spin but is cutting the object ball at an angle. In this case, the cue ball drags the object ball in the direction of its movement, a little. This latter kind of throw is also seen in frozen combinations that appear to be lined up straight to the pocket, but if the first ball is hit across the second, the

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second will be dragged some to the side. Skid — This is what happens when there is extreme throw between balls. It seems to be caused by chalk or some other substance at the contact point between the cue ball and the object ball. Low speed spin shots seem to be the most common situation for it to strike. The unexpected change in object ball angle can be up to 10 degrees or more, which is more than enough to cause a miss. You can also see skid on a plain soft follow shot when the cue ball jumps into the air on striking the object ball and then doesn’t follow as much as expected. Skid is also called “cling” and in the UK it’s called “kick.” In the US, to “kick” at a ball means to play the cue ball to a cushion before hitting the object ball. Slide — Sometimes people confuse this with skid. When the cloth is brand new, the balls tend to slide on it rather than roll. This can be quite noticeable when a striped object ball banks into the cushion and upon leaving the cushion it seems to slide for a long distance without any normal rotation. When the cloth has a lot of slide, it is fun to play draw shots at an angle because you can get much wider curves than with normal conditions. If you want to experience some of this on old cloth, apply a silicone spray such as ArmorAll to the ball. You can use this technique in your practice if you are going to a tournament that will have new, slidy cloth but you can’t afford to replace the cloth on your home table. The silicone spray will wear off in a few racks, so you will have to reapply it. Running — English comes in two major flavors. Running English refers to side spin that tends to make the cue ball go faster around the table. If you shoot the cue ball from a corner pocket to the long rail by the opposite corner, and you use English towards that corner pocket (right if going around the table clockwise), that is running English. If you have to hit several rails before the object ball, it tends to make the table play more consistently. Also called “natural” English. Reverse — This is the opposite of running English. It does not refer to backspin, but rather to rubbing “the wrong way” on the cushion. Try the same 3-cushion shot you played above, but try it with the other side spin. You will probably find that the wrong way rub slows the ball down, and 14

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The “Right” Shot Samm Diep (c) April 2007

A few weeks ago, I was being a railbird at a local weekly big table 8 ball tournament. This tournament is one of only a handful in town that is sure to draw in all big dogs. As I watched and noticed the choices many of these players made, I learned some new perspectives. However, I was also happy to discover I played many of the same patterns from my seat. In a semi-finals match, my friend Kris had ball in hand with three balls left. One of them was tied up with his opponent’s only ball. The corner pocket nearest those two balls was blocked by the 8 ball. Another one of his balls was sitting near the neighboring side pocket. With ball in hand, he could’ve played that ball in the side and bumped the cluster and hoped for a shot. Or, he could’ve Samm Diep stroked a different ball into the opposite corner pocket and guaranteed a breakout with a shot at the ball in the side pocket. Instead of either breakout, he chose a defensive shot. His safety ultimately led to winning the game, but afterwards I inquired about his shot selection. The stroke shot in the corner seemed logical to me. It was slightly aggressive but very make-able, especially with ball in hand. He responded that he had rattled a few balls in that corner pocket in earlier matches and it made him a bit nervous to have to stroke a ball in there. I understood exactly what he was saying. Some may disagree, but I could completely appreciate his decision. When Monica Webb was recently in town, the biggest thing she emphasized to me was, “Know your own game.” Know your own stroke and capabilities. Basically, play your game and not someone else’s. In that moment, Kris saw the hairy corner pocket as a limitation and chose to play to his strengths. To him, shooting that ball in the corner for the breakout was, at the time, a low percentage shot. Instead, he chose the safety, which he knew he could execute. Of course, there’s always the “right” shot. That’s the shot that ties the entire run together. That’s the shot that if we just make it, the entire rack will fall into place and be that much easier. That’s the shot that in a room full of pool players, 9 out of 10 of them would agree on that shot. However, is the right shot really the right shot when we don’t have the confidence to execute it??? There comes a point when, once we reach a certain level, we don’t always choose the shots that the books/videos or our coach or our teammates want us to. When we’re at the table, there’s only one person that knows what the real “right” shot is for us in that moment, in that game. Regardless of whom you’re playing or what the score is, choose the shot that you believe in and believe in the shot that you choose. Samm Diep House Pro at Table Steaks East in Aurora, Colorado Author of “You Might Be A D Player If... (101 Classic Moves That All Pool Players Can Appreciate)

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WESTERN BCA 8-BALL MASTERS MIXED SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $1,100 Glenn Atwell Andrea Saenz-Maes 2nd $700 Mike Zimmerman, Linda Carter 3rd $450 Ivan Doty, Wanda Plummer 4th $285 Kevin Fong, Pam Carraway 5-6 $180 Mike Stevens, Liz Cole Martin Thurber, Jackie Fitchner 7-8 $115 Steve Linglebach Carissa Biggs 7-8 $115 Micah O’Malley, Crystal Opoka 9-12 $75 Sean Lewis, Melanie Elder Dave Thompson, Barb Thompson Mike White, Josie LeRoy Phil Wilson, Lorraine Krom OPEN MIXED SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $840 David Bersenadze Margie Avlon 2nd $615 Tommy Sliva, Cynthia Sliva 3rd $445 Rod Bair, Donna Kingsbury 4th $325 Jason Defillippis Samantha Simatos 5-6 $240 Doug Ellenberger Paula Heusinkveld Michael Norris, Smitty (Linda) Smith 7-8 $175 Larry Francisco, Traci Wahl Tom Moss, Lori Dawkins 9-12 $125 Michael Knight, Linda Knight Clint McDaniels, Arlene Delacruz Bob Pike, Joan Beaty Dan Sternberg, Kacy Flanagan 13-16$90 John Fleck, Michelle Nelson Ray Sibert, Susan Preston Ed Slade, Angela Jensen Louie Smith, Selena Boise 17-24 $65 Johnny Carr , Trish Hendrickson Roy Chevalier, Mary Anne Thomas Jason Coates, Heather Bullock Dan Coffman, Kari Stevens John Evans, Jennifer Nordling Jonathan McDonald, Denise Vaughn Bob Red, Bonnie Mahaffey Jason Young, Kristi Young 25-32 $50 Jeff Baker, Jessica Orth Steve Baumann, Sheri Cooper Allan Clark, Mitzi Anderson Jason Crapo, Sarah Mealy Jeramy Daniels, Eileen Madden Ron Graves, Francie Johnson Stuart Landis, Johnnie Landis Frank McMurtry, Joyce Howard MEN’S MASTER SINGLES 1st $2,060 Dan Louie 2nd $1,360 Todd Marsh 3rd $895 Darrold Crain 4th $590 Todd Speakman 5-6 $390 Steve Linglebach Mike Zimmerman 7-8 $255 Ken Dodd, Darin Walding 9-12 $170 Mike Cronk, Bob Heckel Matt Horner, Dillon Standley 13-16 $110 Greg Christensen, Robert Colby Jim Conway, Pat Gamble 17-24 $75.00 Glenn Atwell, Ivan Doty Chad Bisconer, Don Wirtman Matt Bryan, Steve Tune Andrew Monstis, Brad Weatherbee MEN’S NOVICE SINGLES 1st Trophy-Griffin Dunagan 2nd Trophy-Chance O’Neil WOMEN’S NOVICE SINGLES 1st Trophy-Molly Mac Corkle 2nd Trophy-Julie Elce 3rd Trophy-Ronda Arismendez

WOMEN’S MASTER SINGLES 1st $1,160 Cindy Doty 2nd $670 Barb Thompson 3rd $385 Jackie Fitchner 4th $220 Josie LeRoy 5-6 $125 Phyllis Fernandez Melissa Rushton 7-8 $75 Linda Carter, Rosie Jensen MEN’S OPEN A SINGLES 1st $1,500 Jonathan Hahn 2nd $1,040 RichDuffy 3rd $725 Randy Baker 4th $505 David Bersenadze 5-6 $350 Tony Dunlap, SeanLewis 7-8 $240 Jesse Arismendez, Mike Grimm 9-12 $170 Tim Haines, Kiota Mitchell Dave Secord, Pug Wilson 13-16 $115 Bob Cook, John Evans Tommy Sliva, Jason Young 17-24 $80 Rod Bair, Doug Ellenberger Joe Evinger, Clint McDaniels Bill Meyer, Micah O’Malley Shawn Self, Larry Sowell MEN’S OPEN B SINGLES 1st $975 Ron Ok 2nd $730 Herb Johnson 3rd $545 Jason McGlocklin 4th $405 Bill Ermatinger 5-6 $305 Jason Crapo, Randy Petz 7-8 $225 Jeramy Daniels Scott Schierman 9-12 $170 Bill Andreozzi, Steve Copher Tom Dierks, Andrew Zuniga 13-16 $125 Wes Bledsoe, Eric Gibson Nic Ramirez, Rich Zumwalt 17-24 $95 Brent Baron, Costa Cendejas Bobby Charitar, Tim Fraser Larry McKenzie, Peni Misa Kraig Pauli, ScottVirgin 25-32 $70 Howard Allen, John Aranda Curtis Bade, Rick Couch Terry Erdman, Scott Nakamura Rick Plummer, Ray Sibert WOMEN’S OPEN SINGLES 1st $825 Margie Avlon 2nd $600 Cynthia Sliva 3rd $435 Susan Preston 4th $315 Smitty Smith 5-6 $230 Heather Bullock, Kathi Giles 7-8 $170 Linda Knight, Lorraine Krom 9-12 $120 Misty Davison, Johnnie Landis Paula Heusinkveld, Denise Vaughn 13-16 $90 Maria Brown, Natalie Charley Sheri Cook, Eve Stockstill 17-24 $65 Doreen Butler, Cathy Earley Rebecca Easley, Francie Johnson Marla Mortensen, Jennifer Nordling Cindy Perry, Cindy Wiegardt 25-32 $45 Joan Beaty, Selena Boise Catherine Dunford, Angela Jensen Camatha Groshong, Sarah Mealy Eileen Stephens-Madden Michelle Nelson MEN’S SENIOR SINGLES 1st $360 Mike Mooney 2nd $225 Bob Sandy 3rd $140 George Reilly 4th $85 Dan Beltran 5-6 $55 Jeff Baker, Paris Brown 7-8 $35 Richard Campbell Frank McMurtry WOMEN’S SENIOR SINGLES 1st $235 Bonnie Mahaffey 2nd $130 Lou McCarthy 3rd $70 Tina Nelson 4th $40 Dolli Massender

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CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS MEN’S MASTER TEAMS 1st $4,275 Billiards & Barstools: Ivan Doty, Gary French, Steve Linglebach Mike Stevens, Bob Zack 2nd $2,515 Seattle: Dan Louie, Todd Marsh, Eddie Mataya, Micah O’Malley Tim Tweedell 3rd $1,475 Ph.D. (Pool Hall Doctors): Glenn Atwell, Justin Lilje, Zac Masiba Andrew Monstis, Dave Thompson 4th $865 PrimeTime Players: Bob Heckel, Matt Horner, Tommy Rossi Carlos Santibanez, Mike Vego 5-6 $510 Sandy Clinic: John Aranda, Steve Cranford, Mike Dietchman Ray Galli, Dave Shelske, Brad Weatherbee, Roy Watkins 5-6 $510 Yogee’s Silver Bullets: Danny Burdick, Ken Cavener, Mike Cronk Mike Hocevar, Tom Huynh, Darrold Crain 7-8 $300 Ken’s Crew: Matt Bryan, Ken Dodd, Steve Gregg, Jim Kellogg Tim Robertson Team Run-Out: Chad Bisconer, Don Collins, Robert Niemeyer, Todd Speakman, Scott Woolley WOMEN’S MASTER TEAMS 1st $2,335 NPL - Chix: Liz Cole, Cindy Doty, Mary Hopkin, Crystal Opoka, Andrea Saenz-Maes 2nd $1,175 7 Cedars Firebirds: Cathy Gamble, Eva Hill, Janet McKee, Tamre Geene-Rogers, Melissa Rushton 3rd $590 On the Wire: Barb Thompson, Carissa Biggs, Ann Brandt, Carolyn (Rosie) Jensen, Dolly Martell 4th $300 Noti Heartbreakers: Jaclyn Fitchner, Phyllis Laderer, Bonnie Mahaffey Kristina Robbins, Denise Vaughn MEN’S OPEN TEAMS 1st $4,125 Mc Q’s - Q’s: Duane Bumgarner, John Marshall, Bob Pike Bob Riddell, Carl Tibbetts 2nd $2,985 Short, Yellow Bus #6: Mike Crenshaw, John Evans, Steve Myers Kevin Parr, Darrell Schulden, Mike White 3rd $2,160 Straight Shooters: Bob Anderson, Ronald Graves, Charlie MacLeod Frank McMurtry, Mike Mooney, Rodney Weflen, Bob Cummings 4th $1,565 L.C. Misfits: Dean Harper, Damon Minx, Corey Miura, Bob Robbins Charlie Splitt 5-6 $1,130 Bad Influences: Jesse Arismendez, Doug Ellenberger, Audie Hall Shawn Self, Billy Sexton Island 2: Jonathan Hahn, Tim Haines, Jeff Jackson Michael Knight, Steve Soleday 7-8 $815 Geritol Geezers: Dave Anderson, Paris Brown, Bill Ermatinger Larry McKenzie, Gary Wing Two Drink Minimum: Gordon Graham, Scott Hendrickson, Marvin Holmes Dave Lauer, Ford Rice, Chris Rogers 9-12 $590 High ”5": Terry Erdman, John Jacobs, Herb Johnson, Rick Kuykendall, Jake Morin Kennewick Guys: Dan Coffman, Mike Gordon, Brent Randall, Jer Sheroski, Carl Spencer SB Electric: Brice Anderson, Drew Burleson, Mike DeVane, Joe O’Connor Nate Sandberg, Thomas Trent, Bob Bingham Stroke This !!!: Kirk DeBoard, Russ Paul, Howard Pries, Steve Scherrer 13-16 $425 Highly Overrated: Dan Beltran, Jeramy Daniels, Ryan Huntoon Ray Sibert, Wade Simmons Mc Q’s: Ryan Busto, Jeremy Coffman, Rich Irving, Jeff Rabel, Bill Nelson Soundview #1: Bill Irons, Brent Langley , Ernie Omori, Ed Slade, Andy Wheatland Windermere Wizards: Robin Butterfield, Bill Henderson, Robbin Iredale Dave Jacobsen, Dave Sharman 17-24 $310 Frankie’s High Five: Allan Clark, Dave Curtis, Aaron Rogers, Mike Rogers, James Walters Littlerock: Jeff Clark , Larry Francisco, Mike Gwinn, Carroll Johnson, Todd Ruzicka Magnum Force: Kurt Hamm, Ron Ok, Dan Rodriguez, Bill Ruddick, Sean Stevenson PC’s Pub: Brian Johnson, Keith James, Stephen Kielow, Sean Lewis Shane McKinley, John Te Rackrunner: Howard Allen, Bob Cook, Wes Oshel, Tom Saksa, Doug Scheeler Team Ohana: Danny Dorton, Karl Hansen, Doug Neilson, Nic Ramirez Spanky Vasconcellos 25-32 $225 Curti Us: Dan Bernasconi, Aaron Curti, David Kartchner, Phillip Rothschild Jay Thompson GP Players: Tony Bair, Kiota Mitchell, Larry Sowell, Dennis Young, Jason Young JTs Jokers: Cory McLaughlin, Robert Schreiber, Jeff Sprenger, Greg Sprenger Jr Greg Sprenger Sr Just The Tip: Gary Carlson, Mike Ellison, Nick Frye, Scott Grim, Paul Shoemaker Men of Cloth: Joe Evinger, Gary Irwin, Kevin Logan, Daryl McClellanRick Plummer Time Out 8 Up: Phil Gibson, Tom Moss, Stan Ottinger, Stacy Sherman Alex Stroup, Danny Yaroma Emerald Valley WOMEN’S OPEN TEAMS 1st $1,880 Driving 101 Again: Nicole Bisconer-Fox, Catherine Dunfor, Linda Knight Shirley Morgan, Eve Stockstill 2nd $1,295 Shotze’s Gals: Bernie Foster, Beth Irons, Lorraine Krom, Alisha Rogers, Rose Wilson The Pink Ladies: Becky Robb O’Connor, Michelle Nelson, Dianna Trent Roslyn Tychsen, Kasia Wilcox 4th $610 Time Out Bettys: Jena (Beans) Angerstein, Kim Cuellar, Angie Kalamas Judy Miller, Susan Preston 5-6 $420 Doc’s Me & My Gang: Vickie Beamguard, Joyce Benson, Bonnie Danel Molly MacCorkle, Jenita VanBuskirk Short Shots: Sharon Bledsoe, Sandi Fisher, Alicia Kvasnicka, Mirissa Peterson Kathy Schierman, Samantha Simatos 7-8 $290 Dah Shoots Girls: Arlene Bales, Billie Smith, Anna Speck, Dawn Williams, Sandy Zitek Girls Nite Out: Ronda Arismendez, Cindy Garvin, Paula Heusinkveld Trish Tipton, Laurel Trenary 9-12 $200 Belles of the Ball: Glenda Bell, Sheri Cook, Gayle Gould, Barb Henry, Teresa Shaw Crazy Al’s Crazy Gals: Gena Baker, Anna Harris, Deena Hinrichs, Valerie Landerking, Toni Miller Frankie’s Tuff Enough: Mitzi Anderson, Joan Beaty, Natalie Charley, Arlene Delacruz, Cindy Nieznalski, Kay Rubens

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With the ultimate goal of gaining cue sport affiliation to the USOC - US Olympic Committee, the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) is very pleased to announce a very significant restructuring within the United States for all three recognized disciplines of billiards - Carom, Pool and Snooker. Firstly, both the USBA - United States Billiard Association (Carom) and the USSA - United States Snooker Association (Snooker) formally agreed to be represented by the ACS within the international billiard structure. Having now met the requirements under IOC - International Olympic Committee continental structural guidelines, the CPB - Panamerican Billiard Confederation accepted and notified the appropriate world governing bodies of the ACS as its newest member. The ACS was then granted a certificate issued on February 2, 2007 by the CPB that formally recognizes the ACS as the “governing body in the Billiard Sport in all their modalities Carom, Pool and Snooker, in the United States of America territory.” The CPB represents the Americas in the international billiard structure through its confederation membership to both the world governing body for carom - the Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) and the world governing body for pool - the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). As a next step, this now sets the stage for the CPB to lobby on our behalf for the inclusion of cue sports into the 2011 Pan American Games in Jalisco, Mexico. The Pan American Games are produced every four years by PASO - Pan American Sports Organization, who within the IOC has represented the National Olympic Committees of all countries in the Americas, since 1948. The ACS has a board composed of independent League Operators, Referees, Room Owners and the primary non-profit Cue Sport Associations such as the United States Billiard Association, the United States Snooker Association, the National Wheelchair Poolplayers Association and others, so that the future promotion of cue sports in the United States can work in unison for the common good. Further information on the ACS is available at 5800 198th St SW Lynnwood, WA

The Billiard Education Foundation [BEF] is in the final month of accepting applications for the current year of scholarship awards. To be considered, completed paperwork must be submitted to the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) office, postmark no later than April 17, 2007 The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is an annual program administered by the BEF Scholarship Committee, under the direction and guidance of the BEF Board of Trustees. Applications are made available in the fall, and can be downloaded by going to the BEF website at The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship ($5,000 awarded over a two-year term), BCA scholarships (7x $1,000 awarded annually). The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education. For questions, please contact Laura Smith at or (303)926-1039 Hours Mon-Fri: 11am - close Sat-Sun: 10am - close Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm TABLE RATES: Open-5pm $2/hour per person 5pm-close $5/hour per person

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April 2007 Dawn Hopkins Director of Program Development Billiard Education Foundation Executive Director Laura Smith has announced the hire of long time industry leader Dawn Hopkins as Director of Program Development to assist the BEF in its goal of growing billiard’s grass roots through increased youth programs. Ms. Hopkins has worn numerous hats since she became a pro player in 1990. She has served the billiard community as past president of the Women’s Professional Billiard Association, as an ESPN tournament commentator, and is also known as co-owner/promoter of the highly successful Super Billiards Expo in Valley Forge, PA. As Director of Program Development, Ms. Hopkins will work with the BEF’s new Executive Director to support and develop future players. The immediate focus will be the production of this summer ’s 2007 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships. For information on holding a qualifier for the Junior Nationals, or regarding any other BEF programs, please email Ms. Hopkins at , contact the BEF office at 303-9261039, or visit the website at

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USPPA Handicap 9-Ball March 10 was California Billiards $1,000 first prize monthly tournament. We had 36 players and decided to experiment with a single elimination with buyback format. The response from the players was positive and from this point forward we will be allowing a single buyback if you lose in the first 2 rounds of brackets. Also, the tournament will no longer have a staggered entry fee depending on CBC playdates. The entry fee will be $30 for all current USPPA members with a buyback for $20. California Billiards, Saturday, March 10 First matches at 1:00pm on the third Saturday of each month USPPA Handicap 9-ball 1st $1,000 Jeff Heath (103) 2nd $540 Billy Palmer (164) 3rd $250 Johnny Warren (78), Pete VanGeffen (55) 5th $100 Kenny Koo (63), Bill Hart (70), Jeff Gregory (106), Dave Vincent (97)

NPL NEWS Congratulations to all the NORTHWEST PLAYER’S LEAGUE players who did well in the 8ball Regional Event held at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR. Another great tournament made better by the participants and the hard working people who donated so much of their time and energy. Hat’s off to you all. Thank You Gary Benson. Job well done. On a more personal note...The Cadilac Island Casino hosted the 8ball BCA pay-out session party on March 11. Their was a wonderful turn out some awsome food and $300.00 added to our scotch draw for partners tournament. The Cadilac also added $500.00 to the league itself. Our pay-outs went as follows: 1st Don’t Go There! Cindy Doty..Rosie Jensen..Pat Crimmel..Leon Wilson 2nd FOT Troy Baker..Chad Miller...Bob Mack...Jim McLain 3rd Ram-co-Master Leon Ramshaw, Richard MacMasters, Shawn MacMasters, Bryan Covey High Pt: Jonathan Hahn, High Female: Rosie Jensen, High B&R’s: Mike Jensen, Most improved: Jeana Dunklee, Mrs. Congeniality: Joan Payne Congratulations to all and Thank you Jim for sponsoring us. We all appreciate it very much. I would also like to thank Mike and Rosie Jensen for all the PR work they do for our division and the BCA in general. One other person who needs to be thanked is Larry Beck. Don’t know what I’d do without my PUTER GUY. Can’t live without him. Our 9ball session will be starting the beginning of July. Contact Cindy Doty if interested in playing..360-577-0098. Hope to see you all at the 9ball Regionals... Take Care and Have a Great Day !! Cindy Doty

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“Walking Highlight Reel” and 12-Time U.S. Billiards Champion Sole Nominee tournament organizer and promoter, staging four Sang Lee International COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 2, 2007 - Sang Chun Lee, the South Korean Tournament events in the 1990s that featured top international talent, as well as expatriate who won 12 consecutive U.S. Billiard Association National 14 U.S. Billiard Association events from 1998 to 2002. Lee’s high-run was 28, Championship titles between 1990 and 2001, will be inducted into the Billiard and his best game was 50 points in four innings. The BCA’s Hall of Fame Board voted for Lee’s induction in an Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony set for May 15 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. election held in late February. The Board consisted of 32 members, including current Hall of Fame members, billiard Lee, who died of stomach cancer on Oct. 19, 2004, at the industry promoters and historians, and members of the billiard age of 50, will be the second modern-day player known primarily for three-cushion billiards to be inducted into the media. Working without an exclusive list of candidates, Board members were allowed to vote for whomever they wished, and Hall of Fame in its Greatest Players division. The first was however many players they felt deserved immediate induction Raymond Ceulemans of Belgium, inducted in 2001. “A tall, slender, soft-spoken and dignified man, Lee was into the Hall of Fame. Lee received the most votes from the Board, appearing on 22 of known and admired around the world for his calm demeanor the 31 ballots submitted (70.9 percent). Under current Board rules, and his imaginative style of play,” billiard writer and BCA Hall of Famer Robert Byrne wrote after Lee’s death in 2004. the player receiving the most votes automatically would be inducted, followed by the next highest player mentioned on at “He was self-taught and had worked out solutions to many least 70 percent of the ballots. In this year’s election, the candidate three-cushion problems that differed from those of other world-class players. He was a walking highlight reel.” with the second-highest vote total was American Allen Hopkins, who was cited on 16 of the 31 ballots (51.6 percent) - not enough Lee claimed 10 consecutive Korean national titles in caroms for induction. from 1978 to 1987, before leaving for the United States in 1987 in hopes of re-popularizing the once common game Lee will be the 51st billiard industry figure inducted into the BCA’s Hall of Fame, which was established in 1966. of three-cushion in America. Lee towered over U.S. threeSang Chun Lee Hustler-era tournament promoter George Jansco also received cushion, winning 12 straight national three-cushion titles beginning in 1990. From 1990 to 1994 in U.S. national competition, he won 41 a vote, although he was not eligible for the Greatest Players category. He will be eligible when the Board considers inductees for Meritorious Service in 2008, in straight games in the finals, eclipsing Willie Hoppe’s record of 36 set in 1941. His international titles included the 1993 Billiards Worldcup Association world addition to candidates for Greatest Players and the new category of Veterans & championship and several other BWA tournaments staged in Europe. Pioneers. For more information on the ceremony and tickets, visit Settling in the New York City area, Lee operated two poolrooms in Queens, N.Y., including the currently operating Carom Café Billiards. He was active as a

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that’s sometimes useful if you have to kill the speed on the cue ball, perhaps on a thin cut. Outside — This refers to the side of English “away” from the object ball. If you are cutting a ball to the left, right English would be outside English. Similarly, for a cut to the left, left English would be “inside” English. Note that “inside” and “outside” refer only to how the cue ball contacts the object ball, while “reverse” and “running” refer to how the cue ball rubs on the cushion. It is possible to have shots with outside/running, inside/ running, outside/reverse and inside/reverse. Can you set up shots with each? Kill — This refers to any technique that removes speed from the cue

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ball. Suppose you have a 30-degree cut shot down the rail and you want to keep the travel on the cue ball to a minimum after contact. Usually you need to use draw, low speed and outside English. The draw will slow the cue ball down on the way to the object ball. You want the draw to die out and almost turn into follow by the time it gets to the object ball. The outside English will allow you to hit the object ball fuller, since throw will help the angle, and that fuller hit will take more speed off the object ball. Finally, the side spin will be reverse on the cushion to slow the cue ball further. I hope that even if you knew most of the words above, this review got you to thinking about them in new, useful ways.

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On Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, 2007, the American Legion in Our deepest gratitude goes to Chuck Hassler, who organized the Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual tournamwent, and to the staff at the Partners 8-Ball Tournament, American Legion, most of whom awarding $2,310 in prize money. were volunteers, for their wonderful The tournament was played on 7 support. We are now working 4x8 tables spread among the together with the American Legion American Legion, Harbor Light to possibly improve tournament Tavern and PW Murphy’s. conditions by bringing in at least four 25 out of the 27 teams that signed tables for the large ballroom and, up, for a total of 50 players, showed also, possibly adding more money up from as far south as Tacoma, to the tournament payout — keep WA, as far north as British your eyes pealed for the next Columbia, and as far east as tournament, which would be the Spokane, WA. This was one team annual 4-Man next February, 2008. more than turned out at the same Brent Babcock and Larry Binschus time, last year, and 6 places were paid! Some great matches were played and fun was had by all. Here is the prize breakdown: 1st Place was captured by Brent Babcock and Larry Binschus. Rocky 1st $930 Brent Babcock/Larry Binschus Baird and Dave Bersenadze hung on for 2nd Place. 3rd Place went to 2nd $633 Rocky Baird/Dave Bersenadze Kelly Selhaver and Jerry 3rd $372 Kelly Selhaver/Jerry Bogen Bogen. 4th $175 Chuck Hassler/Ben Hassler Into 4th Place slid Chuck and 5-6 $100 Dan Hart/Hans Nendsa & Jim Davenport/Tony Chritten Ben Hassler. Tieing for 5th and 6th Places were Dan Hart and Hans Nendsa with Jim Davenport and Tony Chritten. Cocobola Wood w/Curly Maple Shaft Brent and Larry rolled easily into the hotseat, with their last Zebra Wood w/Maple Shaft two matches going 7-0 and 71. On the other hand, Rocky and Dave played close to the vest, with their last three matches being characterized Dave Bersenadze and Rocky Baird with extreme and extensive safety play. As they knew Brent and Larry liked spread tables, quick runouts and fast games, Rocky and Dave employed the same drawn-out safety tactics, hoping to throw Brent and Larry off of their game. As a result, Rocky and Dave won a very tight and elongated first championship match to force the tiebreaker match. However, things went much st Jerry Bogen and Kelly Selhaver easier for Brent and Larry in the second and final match. Space Limited to the first 50 people Larry sewed things up with a greater than 90-degree-angle spin-kick-cut Entrance fee $25 per person - Starts at 1:30PM off of the short rail (we ALL know this shot, right?), pocketing the 8-Ball for the 7-2 victory and the championship.


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singles and team events. Tucson has definitely been leaving When people go out for a night of pool in Tucson, AZ it’s hard their mark on the money board, as well as having a growing not to notice league schedules, standings and sign up number of information teams and on nearly individuals every climbing bulletin the ranks board in of the town. The last intermediate and five years has seen an amazing masters divisions. Last explosion in year a Tucson league play. player, Mike From pool halls Rogers, was a to neighborhood finalist in the bars, nearly Buggy Wheel Boyz: (l to r) Lee Rhoads, Bob Ferrara, Chicago Bar 1: (back) Eric Beeler, Scott Vogelsberg VNEA world every venue in Paul Wuerful, Larry Tung, Bob Manson Eric Allen, Mike Rogers (front) Chris Campbell speed pool town has a competition and the “Tucson Untouchables” finished 9th in the open league affiliation on some night of the week. However, no league has team competition. Also, Justin Whitehead finished 5th/6th in the been more influential to the promotion and advancement of pool individual intermediate 9-ball tournament. This year the charter leagues than local VNEA charter administered by Eagle Vending. expects to see 75 to 100 players make the Memorial Ten years ago, Gary Cabral Day weekend trip to the Riviera Hotel and Casino. started Eagle VNEA with a few Such achievements would never have been local bar owners in Tucson. Since accomplished without the help of the bar sponsors then they have grown from just a like The Buggy Wheel, Tommy’s Saloon, Branding handful of teams to an annual Iron and Olive R Twist just to name a few. Eagle membership of nearly 500 players. Vending has worked long and hard with each venue With over 60 teams at about 35 to provide the best possible facilities and atmosphere. different venues, many of the top Many of the locations also provide special support for players in town flock to the VNEA events such as the Tucson City Championships, and leagues. The carrot at the end for the Annual Thanksgiving Open Tournament where everyone involved is the annual Tucson Untouchables: (l to r) John Alteri, John Polaski Tom Neil, Justin Whitehead, Rudy Alameda teams from all international competitions in Las Richard Hoskins (The kid in front is Rudys kid) different leagues Vegas. All VNEA members may get to test their mettle against participate. The close proximity of Tucson to Las Vegas (408 mi.) each other. allows the Eagle VNEA charter to send several dozen players to the If you are moving to Tucson and Tuesday Eastern Division Champions: Wednesday Eastern Division Champions: are interested in joining the VNEA Tucson Untouchables Fenderskirts league, contact the Pool League Top Individuals: Top Individuals: Administrator, Eric Allen, at Eagle 1. Chris Paradowski 1. Eric Allen Vending at (520) 748-2955. You 2. Tom Neil 2. John Mummert can also see the web site at 3. John Rehm 3. Hugo Villanueva

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A “Classic” Classic Billiards By Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Classic Billiards, a mainstay in the Portland area, has made some major changes and you might want to check it out. Paul Shorzman, owner of Classic’s, took the time out of his busy schedule to talk to me and show me the changes he has made and what he has planned for the future. Paul has owned Classic’s for 22 years now and it has always been an all

ages pool hall. After running the pool hall as totally non-smoking for almost a year, Paul decided that it was time for a change. He applied for a beer and wine license, separated his room into two separate areas, one for smokers and one for nonsmokers. The non-smoking area is an expanded area with 8 pool tables all Gold Crowns, five eight-footers and three nine-footers. This is an excellent place to play if you’re looking for the non-smoking environment. The smoking area has undergone many changes as well. Besides adding beer and wine, Paul has recently added the Oregon Lottery. Paul commented, “This is just an additional area that we are supplying our customers with. It is a form of entertainment that the players enjoy. We feel it is the job of our business to provide our customers with what they want.” I noticed that one of the pool tables had been moved out of the area where the lottery was and so

I asked Paul about that, “We were trying to accomplish two things. One was to create an open area where the lottery machines would be without being too close to the pool tables. We have a lot of very good players in the Portland area come in and play on the front tables. The one table was awfully close so what I chose to do was pull my 10'

Snooker table, move my 12’Snooker in its place and moved my 9’Gold Crown to approximately where the 12' Snooker was. I’ve liked the

change. I’ve got two nice large tables for viewing. If people just want to sit and watch the games or have a beer or eat there’s a little area now where they can do that.” Paul has a wide selection of menu items for the pool players. They serve fish & chips (cod or halibut), chicken dinners, homemade pizza, polish dogs, hot dogs, corn dogs, and pot pies

just to name a few. Ice cream is on the menu for desert, along with all the various soft drinks, Sobe and Snapple etc. TV’s are the new thing in

Classic’s. Paul used to have just one TV and commented, “I decided that it was time to put in some nice flat screen TVs. I put in three and I’m in the works of putting a fourth up. I think people have really liked them. You can watch the game and play pool at the same time.” Paul opened Classic’s in 1985 with a partner. After a year or two in business he was able to buy out his partner and he and his wife have run the business ever since. Paul’s brother Nathan is the on site manager who takes care of the day to day. Nathan not only takes care of the pool hall but oversees the Laundromat next door. Paul remarked, “A lot of our

customers that want to do their laundry will grab a table and they go back & forth. I was able to hire my brother on full time after buying the Laundromat. He is a big repair person and if you know anything about the Laundromat business you better have somebody who is good at

repairs.” I would have really appreciated a pool hall right next door to the Laurdromat where I washed my clothes! Never had the opportunity to take advantage of that. Classic’s has a great pool league following among the players. Currently he has the Cascade Pool League and is looking to expand the league action. He is

open to having APA, ACS or any other league in there. Paul said, “We do have eight-footers and nine-footers and of course, nine footers aren’t normally a league play table. I’m planning on pulling one 9' Gold Crown and adding another 8' Gold Crown. That way the league players can play on either side they want smoking or non-smoking which is a big plus.” The non-smoking side of Classic’s typically has a younger crowd (15-mid 20’s) and Paul is looking to make more upgrades to that side and give it more of a feel like the over 21 area. Paul said, “The younger players have been inspired by the really good

players that we have coming in here. They need to see how to finish a game, or a match or see a good run out or see a great shot, somebody pulling something out and that’s good. When they (Classics continued on page 30)


AWBT at Metro Sportz Bar

WPBA Qualifier Presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues, March 10 - 11 33 Women came to Metro Sportz Bar to play in the AWBT’s 3rd stop! This was WPBA Qualifier presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues. The winner of this event will receive not only the $326 added monies, but also a paid spot into the WPBA 9-ball open in May at the Rivera Hotel in Vegas! Many of the usual favorites were knocked to the B-side early, allowing many fresh new faces to emerge on the A-side and also appear in the top 8 to come back and play on Sunday. These 4 matches were: On the A-side, Kristie Michelle Trevino Ortega vs. Leandrea Gaff and Marita Incalcaterra vs. Michelle Trevino. The B-side started with Susan Wilbur vs. Susan Mello and Holly Sholes vs. Kristin Haney. One by one ladies were eliminated until the top 4 emerged. Kristie Ortega made it through her bracket with ease and earned her way into her first AWBT hot seat match! Her opponent, Michelle Trevino, also played very well all weekend to earn her way to the hot seat! Michelle defeated Kristie with a score of 7 to 1 to allow herself a well-deserved break. Meanwhile, Kristin Haney beat Susan Mello in the 1st semi final match. Kristin went on to play Kristie Ortega in the 2nd semi final match. The match was quite close and both players did a great job, but Kristie came out on top and went on to play Michelle Trevino. Kristie Ortega took a brief and well-deserved breather as Michelle Trevino sat patiently waiting for the final match to begin. Since this is a true double elimination tournament Kristie will have to beat Michelle two matches of a race to seven. The game got started with Michelle winning the lag. From the 4 ball Kristie was able to get a nice run until she bobbled the 6 ball near the corner pocket. With 4 balls left on the table Michelle got down to the 8 ball and scratched in the side pocket while making the 8. Ball in hand, Kristie made the 9 ball and got her first win and also, winning the 2nd game with a score of 2 - 0 now. Michelle broke for the 3rd game and was able to run the table, but bobbled the 8 ball near the corner pocket. Kristie madet h e 8 ball and unfortunately set herself up pretty difficult for the 9 ball. She over cut it and this gave Michelle another crack at the table and the win making the score 2 - 1. With 2 balls left on the table Kristie won the 4th game. Soon after she was able to win the 5th game and kept a good lead of 4 - 1. For the 6th game with only 3 balls left on the table Kristie made the 8 ball and scratched. With ball in hand on the 9 for Michelle she won and made the score to 4 - 2. The 7th and 8th game was over in the blink of an eye with a score tied up to 4 and won by Michelle. With the 9th game and 4 balls left on the table Michelle left the


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9 ball on the table for Kristie to pocket and win with a lead of 5 - 4. With lots of stress and many things going through both players’ minds they took a short break and soon, got down to business. Kristie won the 10th game that put her on the hill, 6 - 4. The 11th game there were 3 balls left on the table and Kristie won with a final score of 7 - 4. Great job now only one more set to go! Again the ladies took breather to relax and collect their thoughts before starting the 2nd set. The 1st game got under way with Michelle winning the break. This game went back and forth with a lot of defensive shots, but when it came down to a 2 / 9 ball combo, Kristie got her first win with a score of 1 - 0. The 2nd game Michelle sent the 4 ball flying. The cue ball made contact with the 5 ball which sent the 9 ball all the way down the table and into the corner pocket, tying up the game 1 - 1. Beautiful shot Michelle! On the 3rd game Michelle had a 5 ball run out and a lead score of 2 - 1. The 4th game was quite tense since both players had a few attempts at trying to combo the 9 ball. They both went back and forth and eventually Kristie tied the game up with a 3 / 9 combo making the score 2 - 2. With 2 balls left on the table, Michelle won the 5th game and gaining a score lead of 3 - 2. The 6th game, Michelle had a long kick at the 2 and made it in the corner pocket. The game went back and forth, but with 3 balls left on the table Michelle got the win and continued on with winning the 7th. She now had a two point lead with the score at 5 - 2. On the 8th game, with only 2 balls left on the table Kristie banked the 8 ball and made the 9 ball in the corner pocket. Nicely done, Kristie! The score was now 5 - 3. Michelle broke and made 3 balls for the 9th game. Kristie played some great safeties, but with 5 balls left on the table, Michelle ran them out and with this putting her on the hill, gave her the lead score of 6 - 3. Kristie broke the 10th game. With a pool player dream of a beautiful spread of the table Michelle ran the table and gained the win with a final score of 7 - 3 by making a 7 / 9 combo. Excellent job Michelle! You definitely made an incredible come back! Congratulations to Michelle Trevino for winning her very first AWBT Qualifier, taking home $326 in prize money and winning a paid spot into the WPBA 9-ball open! All of Arizona will be routing for you!!! Congratulations to Kristie Ortega for placing in 2nd and winning $222! With 33 players in this tournament to battle you two did AWBT 28

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On March 3rd and 4th, the $1,250.00 added which included a work, winning 7-6 over Kim Toops, Northwest Women’s Pool paid entry to the WPBA 7-5 over Deby Welfringer, 7-5 over Association started its 2007 Liz Cole and a wild and highly Tour at The Parlor Billiards watched 7-6 win over Kim Jones. The point match had and Spirits in Bellevue, WA. Kyoko still in control beating It’s hard to imagine there being a nicer pool room in the Shari 7-2. country. It was ranked #1 by From the B side semifinals, Billiards Digest after all the the battle was on with Cindy tables had just been re-felted, Sliva getting Mikki Small 7-6 and Kim Jones over Mary even though the original felt Hopkin 7-5. Kim and Cindy’s was in very good condition. The service was incredible match for 3rd was another nail despite the difficult conditions biter with Kim losing another during a tournament and the hill-hill game by rattling the (l to r) Ford, Shari Ross, Dave Lauer, Kyoko Sone five inch strip of ice along the nine. Shari was ready and got forty foot bar is perfect for keeping 9-Ball Cindy 7-4 to face Kyoko again for a drink cold during a long days play. Championships being held in Las the finals, but despite an early close We had 46 players sign up and with Vegas in May of 2007. She didn’t score of 5-4, Kyoko simply made at least that many spectators. Ford disappoint, winning big to get to the no errors and took the last four and I had our hands full just getting point with a 7-1 win over Jo games to win 9-4. from one end of the room to the Woodward, 7-1 over Linda Dick, 7We congratulate and thank other. A big reason for the crowd 3 over Kathy Iwata, 7-1 over Vikkie Kyoko and her coach/translator was the presence of the #2 ranked Knutson and 7-2 over Cindy Sliva. Paul Potier for their excitement and player from Japan, Kyoko Sone, From the bottom half Shari Ross class. Thanks also to all the shot drawn here by the Parlors made it to the point through hard clock volunteers, the Parlor staff

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1st Place 9-Ball Women’s Master Andrea Saenz-Maes

1st Place Master Scotch Doubles Bob Zack, Julie Burney 1st Place Men’s Master 9-Ball: Bob Zack

1st Place Men’s Master 8-Ball Glenn Atwell

1st Place Men’s Team: Lights Out by Jean Bartholomew

The weather was lousy, (until Sunday), but the facilities at Little Creek Casino and Events center were great! All of the comments I heard were terrific. The rooms were nice and the service very good. The wing most of the players stayed in was brand new. Gary Benson, Judy and the capable staff had the tournament running so smoothly, there just were not any problems. This had to be one, if not, the best regional the Pacific ACS has had, with many more in the future. There were some expected winners and also some unexpected upsets. The most outstanding of these was the 9-ball master singles match between Glenn Atwell, (on the point), and Bob Zack. Amazing! Glenn had made it to the hill, 8-5 in a race to 9. Glenn broke the 9th game and had no shot, and let Bob to the table, who promptly ran out. With the momentum going his way, Bob proceeded to finish things off with a 9-0 second set for the win. A great display of skill between two top players. Hats off to both! They are both winners and will continue to be for many years to come. There were many wonderful wins and some pretty heartbreaking losses for a few, but over-all I believe everyone really was satisfied. There was some grousing over players not being rated where they should be, but that will always be the case. It is never going to be to the complete satisfaction of everyone. A solid rating system just doesn’t exist and some actually encourage “sandbagging”. This is my personal belief, and I know many people have other ideas, but that’s life. This subject will be around when most of us are gone anyway. Everyone liked the idea of being closer with a better drive to the Little Creek facility. Freeway almost all the way. We all look forward to the next one. Watch this paper for information or ask your league operator. Qualifying for the fall will start in June, most places. Eight weeks in a sanctioned league is all it takes to qualify for not just regional PACS, but the National ACS tournament in Las Vegas. Join now and enjoy the fun of a sport that is truly for the players.

1st Place 8-Ball Women’s Master Kit Dennis

Bill Mildenberger is in Yuma, AZ with serious health problems and couldn’t return for this last PACS tournament. He was missed very much by all. He has had two surgeries to date and will recover a little before having a third one. We miss him and hope for a speedy recovery. It was very different without him, but actually went very well. Thank you Judy, Gary, Kit and all who handled things very ably. Get well Bill. Sincerely, All of your friends. “The Break” would like to also extend our good wishes to Bill for your speedy recovery.

1st Place 8-Ball Women’s Open Bonnie Mahaffey

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1st Place Men’s Open 8-Ball & 9-Ball Jonathan Hahn

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I just got back from the Blue Chip Casino where they held the Midwest only women’s tournament in 2007 and it is the second stop of the tournament (North Carolina is the first). In fact most of the regular top women players didn’t make it to the finals. I did meet up with GaYoung Kim “The Little Devil” who ended up taking 3rd place, behind us in the white is Vivian Villarreal “Texas Tornado”. Xiaoting Pan took 1st and Thornfeldt 2nd place. I was hoping for a rematch of the first tournament in North Xiaoting Pan Carolina where Ga-Young played Xiaoting and won but that didn’t happen. ESPN was there filming the semi-finals & finals for viewing in the near future, we will keep you posted when that airs. The casino entrance is unbelievable as you can’t tell that your going onto a boat as there is no ramp like most river boat casinos. You feel like you’re in the building the whole time, for those of you who have not been there you have to check this casino out it’s great! The weather was great which made the ride there enjoyable, also I was able to get gas for $2.37 unheard of in Chicago. For those of you who didn’t make it you have to go next year as this is a great tournament starting out with 64 of the top women players. What makes it nice is that the room is small and you get a great view from anywhere you sit and after the tournament the women players are very personable giving autographs on whatever you have and picture taking opportunities; they also have many items for sale: posters, shirts, cues, cue balls, etc. the most unique item I thought was Jeanette Lees autographed mini cue (about 36" when put together) with a case for $40.00. The APA was represented and one of sponsors of this tournament. Visit our web site

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April 2007

April 2007

In Memory of ... Shannon W. Gibson (1963 - 2007)


By TR Olson

On March 7, 2007 the Northwest billiard community hell or high water, and I was to bid on him in the lost one of its finest players and most fierce Calcutta up to $200 I think it was. Being a competitors. Shannon succumbed to a short but notoriously high dollar Calcutta I told him OK, but valiant battle with cancer at his family’s residence you know I probably won’t get you that cheap. Then in Anaconda, MT. He was born August 15, 1963 in as the bidding got underway I got into a $1500 Conrad, MT and lived in Great Falls most of his money match with Tom Baker from Utah and life, until the last year or so he had spent working missed when Shannon sold for a mere $20. When and living in Wolf Point, MT. He spent most of his he arrived I sheepishly told him my error, but adult life working as a floor-laying contractor. He informed him that I had managed to get half of it enjoyed all forms of the outdoors, especially rockoff from the guy who bought him, he obviously climbing, but the true passion of his life was didn’t know how good of a deal he had gotten. summed up on the pool table. Long story short, Shannon went undefeated In the early 1990’s Shannon had already through the tourney and was only due half of the established himself as a formidable local player in over $5000 first place Calcutta money. He often and around the Great Falls area, but in about 1994 ribbed me about the time that I cost him $2500. he decided to broaden his horizons. Him and I Oh yeah and Tom beat me 15-0 in the money started traveling as far as time and money would match, what a bust, nothing like a little salt in the allow us to, which meant nearly anywhere, nearly wound. I promised him nothing like that would ever Shannon Gibson every weekend. Anywhere meaning wherever there happen again, of course he never sold for $20 was the slightest hint of pool action or tournaments. Often times sleeping again. in our cars if we had to. For nearly three years we played every doubles Over the years before that and since we traveled thousands of miles or team tournament available and when that era ended we continued to chasing the 8 Ball if you will and I have more memories than I could ever seek out action wherever it could be found. He excelled at an incredible write down from our exploits. I will however live with them in my heart rate in the singles competition and was more than a formidable opponent forever. I hold memory of a good friend, outstanding pool player, a true to anyone he faced for the last 10 or 12 years. Among his greatest personal student of the game, and one of the most worthy road partners a guy accomplishments was winning the Salmon, ID open tournament and could ever ask for. Until that big tourney in the sky my friend, have a placing top 3 in many other top level tournaments all throughout the US. good journey and say hi to all the boys, especially Billy, and my girl, if you His true love was straight-pool, as is mine, and we often joked about get a break from the green room that is. being born a few generations too late for the hey-day of that game. It was however his practice game of choice and also the game that made him the strong player he was. That Salmon tournament makes Lynnwood & Lakewood me laugh; however he didn’t, until much later anyway. I arrived in 731 West Lake Ave N Salmon the night before the Seattle, WA tournament and Shannon phoned Mon: $5 Game Room Night and told me he was having car from 5 PM to close trouble, but he would be there come all video games, for one flat fee 19926 Hwy 99 - Lynnwood, WA Tues: Texas Holdem Poker at 6 PM Wed: 9-Ball at 7:30PM $7 entry 100% ADDED Fri/Sat: Club J with a DJ, Dancing, and NO COVER Sun: S.I.N. Night Work in the hospitality industry? Bring Custom Cues down a paycheck stub Billiard Lamps 19926 Hwy 99 or ID badge to prove it, Lynnwood, WA Darts & Accessories spend $20 or more on 1-800-605-4140 anything in the house Air Hockey & Foosball Lakewood Cinema Plaza and receive free pool Professional Recovery 2510 South 84th St from 8-close Lakewood, WA & Moving 1-800-707-2390

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Everyone here at the 12th Annual Tom Scott Memorial would like to thank everyone that came to the tournament this year. We had alot of fun and we hope everyone will come next year. Here are the standings for the tournament: WOMENS DIVISION 1st $404 Amber Johnson Coeur d’Alene, ID 2nd $287 Nancy Cornell Wallace, ID 3rd $230 Christy Loehding Spokane, WA Lewiston, ID Lewiston, ID Libby, MT

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April 2007

March Monthl Monthlyy Results

Hard Times had a great turnout for the First full weekend of the Month of March tournaments. The One Pocket tournament had 24 players and unfortunately ran late and the top 4 players split $600 in prize money. The 9 Ball tournament got a little help from the Reno Bar Box players that were Saturday losers and headed West for the monthly Hard Times $500 added event. Rafael Martinez, Ernesto Dominguez, Damien Overton and Lance Salazar were some of the notables from the Reno event. There were a total of 54 players and Hard Times added $500 for a total of $1900 in prize money. Jeff Gregory took a hard fought 1st place by wining matches over Roger Estelle, Chick, James Williams, Billy Palmer, Warren Lew and the HOT SEAT match with Roberto Martinez. Mr. Martinez made the trip from the Bay Area with his buddies (Angel and Johnny Oliveres) to test his skills at this Monthly event. Roberto won matches from Mohammad, Patrick Rhea, Angel 28

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Oliveres, Frank Nordmann and Damien Overton before losing the Hot Seat match Hill Hill to Jeff Gregory. Sacramento legend Warren Lew took wins over Ken P, Josh J, Rudy Jerez and Rafael Martinez before losing the tough Hill-Hill match to Jeff Gregory. On the one loss side, Warren defeated Frank Nordmann, Damien Overton and then took a very close match against Roberto Martinez. Warren then took the first match in the true double elimination format from Jeff Gregory forcing the final race. Jeff came out winning the all the games to end Mr. Lew’s run.


April 2007

Sunday March 4th 9 Ball 54 players $500 Added total Pot $1900 1st $500 Jeff Gregory 2nd $300 Warren Lew 3rd $240 Roberto Martinez 4th $160 Damien Overton 5/6 $100 Frank Nordmann and Rafael Martinez 7/8 $80 Patrick Rhea and Billy Palmer 9-12 $50 Robert Aldana, Austin Murphy, Erick Krause, Bobby Herr 13-16 $35 Tommy Soria, Angel Oliveres, James Williams, Ernesto Dominguez

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an extremely good job and we hope to see you both at Northern Lounge, April 28th and 29th for AWBT’s 8 ball tournament! The AWBT, also held a free Second Chance Tournament on Sunday and 13 women returned to give it a go. Great job to Diana Clayton who came in 1st place taking home $54. Linda McBride came in 2nd place winning $35. Pat Schultz came in 3rd place winning $21 and Donna Taylor came in 4th place pocketing $12. Congratulations to you all and excellent job! We hope to see next month on April 28th and 29th at Northern Lounge for our 8 - ball tournament! Thank you once again for coming out and playing in the Main Event and the Second Chance Tournament. We also held a raffle for a beautiful J. Pechauer custom cue valued at $480! Congratulations to DeAnna Thompson! So sorry to hear about you losing your last cue, but this turned out to be your lucky day! Enjoy your brand new cue! We want to give a BIG HUGE thanks to Becky, Terry,

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CITY Albany Aloha Beaverton Boring Medford Portland Tigard Troutdale Tuesdays Beaverton Boring Medford Oregon City Portland Salem Tigard Wednesdays Boring Milwaukee Portland Tigard Troutdale Thursdays Aloha Boring Corvallis Milwaukie Portland Portland Portland Tigard Vaneta Fridays Oregon City Salem Salem Tigard Saturdays Oregon City Oregon City Portland Portland Portland Portland Salem Sundays Aloha Oregon City Portland Portland Salem

Tom Scott

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION LOCATION Riley’s Billiards Club Underground Hot Shots Full Moon Bar & Grill Rack’em Cues Billiards Break Time Billiards Skyland Hot Shots Hwy 26 Sports Bar Rack’em Rodders Cues Billiards Sharkey’s Break Time Billiards Hwy 26 Sports Bar Wichita Cues Billiards Break Time Billiards Skyland Club Underground Full Moon Bar & Grill Tommy’s 4th St Domenic’s Bar & Grill Ranchouse Ranchouse Ranchouse Break Time Billiards Yukon Jack’s K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill Sharkey’s Break Time Billiards K C Midway K C Midway JoQ’s Ranchouse Ranchouse Ranchouse Jake’s Bar & Grill Club Underground K C Midway NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill

PHONE (541) 926-2838 (503) 649-1006 (503) 644-8869 (503) 663-0581 (541) 779-6111 (503) 251-8399 (503) 443-6166 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (503) 663-5181 (541) 779-6111 (503) 650-2363 (503) 251-8399 (503) 391-4912 (503) 443-6166 (503) 663-5181 (503) 654-4201 (503) 251-8399 (503) 443-6166 (503) 661-6464 (503) 649-1006 (503) 663-0581 (541) 754-7622 (503) 654-6969 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 443-6166 (541) 935-1921 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-3600 (503) 391-4912 (503) 443-6166 (503) 656-9501 (503) 656-9501 (503) 287-4210 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 702-7878 (503) 362-3600 (503) 649-1006 (503) 656-9501 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

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CALCUTTA PAYOUTS 1st $774 Mike Dalager 2nd $580 Bart McCully 3rd $387 Sharon Brown 4th $194 Jackie Clark Total Payout for Tournament: $6363 Friday night we also had a mini tournament and the winners were as follows: 7:00 pm mini tournament winners were: 1st $80 Rich Brandt 2nd $40 Chad Sylvester

10:00 pm mini tournament winners were: 1st $75 Cal Davis 2nd $50 Tyler Scott 3rd $15 Frank Olson 4th $15 Tim Witherspoon Mini Tournament Womens Bracket, winners were: 1st $35 Christy Loehding 2nd $20 Sheila Moss Sunday was the second chance tournament and the winners were: 1st $80 Rich Brandt 2nd $50 Daryl Long 3rd $35 Neil Christensen

We hope everyone had a wonderful time and thank you.

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Open 9-Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8 Ball (Paying top woman) USPPA 8-Ball BCA Rules Golf Snooker 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 8-Ball/9-Ball USPPA 8-Ball 9-Ball C & below 8-Ball B & below Mod. BCA 8-Ball Modified BCA 8-Ball/9-Ball Open Pool Tourny 9-Ball B & below Golf Snooker 8-Ball B & Below 9-Ball 9 Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball “No Masters” 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Texas Express 8-Ball Double Elim. 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 9-Ball Open Mod. Tx Exp Golf Snooker 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 9-Ball with Break Pot 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball/9-Ball Handicapped 9 Ball-No Masters 8-Ball 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8 Ball-Fast Singles

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

ADDED $$$ $5/player $$$

Matching Matching $75/1st w/16 $25 every 8 Matching Matching

$5/player $$$ Match+$10 50% $$$ $$$ $$$ $25 every 8 50% $75/1st w/16 $$$ $75/1st w/16 $75/1st $75/1st

w/16 w/16

$$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $5/player $75/1st w/16 $100 $$$

TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM Call 5:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM

Attention All League Operators Do you have an outstanding league pool player that deserves recognition? Submit a photo, name and what his or her accomplishments are! Be sure to include what league and name of league operator, city, state, how long the player has been playing. They will be considered for league pool player of the month. E-mail to: on or before the 20th of each month Go to page 23 to see April’s League Player of the Month


April 2007

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


DA Y DAY Mondays

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

WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS LOCA TION LOCATION Royal Bear Kendrick’s Kodiak’s Tall Timbers Classic Island Maggie O’Toole’s 13th Ave Pub J R’s Steakhouse & Bar Summit Pub Cues-N-Brews Jake’s Old Inn McQ’s Halftime Spot Bar & Grill P C Pub Longhorn Saloon Pastime Tavern Dr Cues 7th Rail McQ’s Log Cabin Kodiak’s Cadillac Island J R Phinickey’s Mike’s Place Jillian’s Sharkey’s City Lights Spot Bar & Grill Royal Bear Mustard Seed Daverthumps Vintage Charley’s Maggie O’Toole’s Frankie’s Nifty’s McQ’s Spot Bar & Grill P C’s Pub Time Out Alehouse Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail City Lights Quarterback Pub Time Out Alehouse Classic Island Schooners 13th Ave Pub The Club Mike’s Place Mike’s Place 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Studio 704 Royal Bear Kodiak’s Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island Uncle Jack’s The Club Frankie’s Pastime Tavern City Lights Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (253) 833-6686 (360) 738-0405 (425) 347-6659 (253) 952-2302 (509) 460-7203 (253) 584-3278 (425) 742-7871 (360) 658-7747 (253) 536-1588 (360) 855-2263 (360) 568-7835 (509) 891-8357 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110 (425) 258-9465 (253) 581-2580 (509) 476-9974 (206) 365-1187 (509) 325-7751 (509) 891-8357 (253) 863-2905 (425) 347-6659 (360) 957-0065 (360) 794-6026 (425) 255-9213 (206) 223-0300 (253) 863-0742 (253) 383-3301 (360) 256-1110 (253) 833-6686 (425) 603-9001 (425) 774-6573 (253) 835-1468 (253) 564-9454 (253) 584-3278 (360) 412-1330 (253) 531-8202 (509) 891-8357 (360) 256-1110 (425) 258-9465 (253) 838-0086 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (509) 325-7751 (253) 383-3301 (360) 647-8132 (253) 838-0086 (509) 460-7203 (253) 584-1919 (425) 742-7871 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (360) 256-1110 (360) 693-1317 (253) 833-6686 (425) 347-6659 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (425) 640-5474 (509) 422-1907 (360) 412-1330 (509) 476-9974 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Open Vegas Rules 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 9-Ball Open 9-Ball “B” Only 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball 8-Ball - Limit 32 Money Shoot Qualifier 9 Ball - Texas Express 8-Ball Open 8 Ball - Ladies Only 9-Ball 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Draw Partner 9-Ball Limit 32 “Torture” Tournament 9 Ball - Texas Express 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball B & below 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Vegas Rules 8 Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball 9 Ball 8-Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball 8-Ball B only Limit 16 8-Ball Open 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 8-Ball “B” Only 9 Ball - Valley 8-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - BCA Modified 8 Ball - B & below 8-Ball 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball Texas Holdem’ Poker 8-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Slop Pool 8-Ball B & below 9-Ball 8-Ball B & below 9-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls

9-Ball Open 9-Ball 8 Ball - Valley 8-Ball 8 Ball - Vegas Rules Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 9-Ball Race to 3

ENTR Y ENTRY $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $10 $1 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $3 $5+$1 $5 $5 $7 $5 $5+3 g.f. $5 $5+$3 g.f. $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $3 $5+3 g.f. Call $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $2 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $3 $5 $5+$1 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

ADDED 100%

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 150% 7:30PM 100% ($100 max) 6:30PM $200 w/20 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM 100% 7:30PM 50% 7:00PM $50 7:30PM 50% 7:30PM $50 min. 7:30PM $$$ 7:00PM $2/player 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM Pays 75% field 8:00PM 7:00PM Break Pot 7:30PM $20 5:00PM $50 min. 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM 150% 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM 100% w/16 8:00PM 100% 7:30PM Matching 6:30PM 100% 7:00PM Matching 2:00PM 100% 8:00PM up to $100 7:30PM Matching to 32 7:00PM $$$ 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% w/16+ 7:00PM $50 min. 7:30PM $3/player 11:00PM 100% 8:00PM 50% 8:00PM $200 7:00PM 7:00PM 100% w/16 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM CASH Payout 7:00PM 50% 8:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM $300 payout w/24 6:30PM 7:00PM 100% w/16 2:00PM 100% w/16 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Matching 2:00PM Meat 8:00PM $$$ 4:00PM 100% 8:00PM 150% 4:30PM Pays 75% field 8:00PM Matching 2:00PM Matching 3:00PM 2:00PM Matching 6:00PM 1:00PM 100% 2:00PM $$$ w/16+ 7:00PM Matching 2:00PM

April 2007



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

DA Y DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

CITY Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas

LOCA TION LOCATION Pool Sharks Cue Club Cue Club Pool Sharks

PHONE (702) 222-1011 (702) 735-2884 (702) 735-2884 (702) 222-1011

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball 9 Ball D & E Players Tourny

ENTR Y ENTRY $10 $10 $10 $5


TIME 8:00PM 6:30PM 6:30PM 7:00PM

CITY Boise Meridian New Plymouth Tuesdays Hailey Moscow Nampa Wednesdays Moscow Twin Falls Thursdays Boise Fridays Lewiston Saturdays Moscow Nampa Sundays Pocatello

LOCA TION LOCATION The Pocket New Frontier Double Diamond Mint Night Club Mingles Woodshed Mingles The Pocket The Pocket Shooters Mingles Woodshed Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 888-9034 (208) 278-9282 (208) 481-1009 (208) 882-2050 (208) 467-7952 (208) 882-2050 (208) 733-9676 (208) 375-2474 (208) 746-9240 (208) 882-2050 (208) 467-7952 (208) 232-9347

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

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


TIME 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM

DA Y DAY Wednesdays Sundays

LOCA TION LOCATION Cue Connection Cue Connection

PHONE (505) 439-9789 (505) 439-9789

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball-Handicap 8 Ball-Handicap

ENTR Y ENTRY $10 $10




DA Y DAY Mondays



CITY Alamagordo Alamagordo

$25 w/16+ $30-$40 Matching Matching

TIME 6:30PM 2:30PM

Do y ou Ha ve W eek ly T ournaments to List - Call 406-285-3099 F ind Out How you Hav Week eekly Tournaments Find DA Y DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

CITY Tucson Tucson Tucson Tucson Tucson

LOCA TION LOCATION Main Street Billiards Main Street Billiards Main Street Billiards Main Street Billiards Main Street Billiards

PHONE (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464 (520) 546-3464

EVENT / RULES 8 and under minus 3 games Open ABC 8 and under minus 3 games Open minus 4 games Race to full handicap

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

ADDED Sidepot Sidepot Sidepot Sidepot Sidepot

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

Do y ou Ha ve W eek ly T ournaments to List - Call 406-285-3099 F ind Out How you Hav Week eekly Tournaments Find The Br eak w ould lik e to W elcome our Ne w F riends fr om Ariz ona and Ne w Me xico Break would like Welcome New Friends from Arizona New Mexico We hope this will giv e P ool Pla yer s mor e T ournament Inf orma tion give Pool Play ers more Tournament Informa ormation Do y ou Ha ve W eek ly T ournaments to List - Call 406-285-3099 F ind Out How you Hav Week eekly Tournaments Find

Results WEEKLY/MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS Sunday, March 11 USPPA Handicap 9-ball 1st $169: EZ Wadsworth (91) 2nd $85: Marshall Williams (102) 3rd $35: Allen Jones (69) Chet Itow (85) Wednesday, March 14 USPPA Handicap 9-ball 1st $102: Ian Costello (149) 2nd $60: Ric Robson (107) Tuesday, March 13 Handicap 8-ball, $10 entry, $5 buyback 1st $100: Bill S. 2nd $50: Jason Lagore 3rd $25: Alex M. & Octavio Priego

March 6th 8 Ball Line 1st $80 Mark H. 2nd $50 Will Smiley 3rd $50 tie Chase, Jesse,Dave, Sterling MacKay, Eric Stanly March 7th “B” 9 Ball 1st $100 Brian T 2nd $55 Eric Stanly 3rd $20 Kevin Q and Rex Chan 5th $10 Cliff, Bob D, Dominick March 8th USPPA 1st Will Smiley 2nd Don McLeod 3rd Zaldi, Jon Butler 5th Mai Schieck, Don Armstrong, Steve Gurule, Ken Caruthers Saturday March 10th USPPA 1st $120 Razaldi Rosaluna

2nd $85 Nic Schaffer 3rd $50 Frank Nordmann and Tony Fustino 5th $30 Joey Gebron, Andrew, Austin Murphy Saturday March 10 USPPA Second Chance 1st Randy Method 2nd Jason Frankel 3rd Austin Nesbit and Patrick Rhea Sunday March 11th 9ball 1st $170 Damien Overton 2nd $120 Robert Aldana 3rd $80 Jim Fabionar 4th $50 Craig Odem 5/6 $30 Art Valencia and Austin Murphy March 13th 9 ball Line 1st $125 Tie Mark A and Christine T. 3rd tie Patrick Rhea, Eric Stanly, Chip, Janet O, Dave O.

March 14th “B” 1st $80 Rex Chan 2nd $50 Patrick Rhea 3rd $20 Austin Nesbit and Buddy Barrett 5th $10 Sterling MacKay, Brandon Lewis, Steve Gurule, Bret March 15th USPPA 1st $75 DJ 2nd $50 Brian Houge 3rd $20 Ken Caruthers and Dillon 5th $10 Randy Method, Austin Murphy, Don Armstrong, Gene Ahola. March 18 Weekly 9 Ball 1st $180 Jeff Heath 2nd $120 Robert Aldana 3rd $80 Ramon Mistica 4th $60 Rezaldi Rosaluna 5th $30 Carl Wilson and Brian LaFlamme

March 20th 9 ball line 1st $85 Tony Fustino 2nd $50 Christine T. 3rd $30 Chip 4th Tie Jon Butler, Austin Nesbit, Buddy Barrett

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April 2007

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

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Bellflower Sacramento

PHONE (562) 867-7733 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (408) 266-7665 (925) 725-3900 (760) 951-2800 (510) 652-9808 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (619) 583-6361 (408) 266-7665 (650) 965-3100 (916) 368-8800 (916) 332-8798 (619) 583-6361 (415) 585-6800 (408) 266-7665 (562) 867-7733 (916) 368-8800 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (408) 266-7665 (408) 739-7665 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (408) 739-7665 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (916) 368-8800 (916) 332-8798

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball USPPA Handicapped 9-Ball B USPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 8 Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball - ‘C’ & below 9 Ball ‘B’ & below-Limit 32 8-Ball B 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball - ‘B’ & below 9-Ball 9 Ball USPPA USPPA Seniors 50+ (last Thurs) 8/9 Ball Alternating 9-Ball USPPA NPL NPL 8-Ball B & C players 9-Ball Open 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 8-Ball 9 Ball Open

ENTR Y ENTRY $15 $5 $20 $5 $15 $7 $15 $10 $12 $5-$15 $12 (2 Brk Pots) $16 $20 $5 $5 $10 $10 $7 $10 $5 $12 $10 $20 $10 $10 $12 $20 $20 $10 $15 $20 $5 $15



LOCA TION LOCATION Hard Times Jointed Cue Family Billiards CueTopia Crown Billiards Gary’s Victor Billiards Broken Rack CA Billiard Club Shooters Jointed Cue College Billiards CueTopia CA Billiard Club Diamond Billiards Hard Times College Billiards Billiards Palacade CueTopia Hard Times Diamond Billiards Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards CueTopia Lucky Shot Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Lucky Shot Hard Times CA Billiard Club Diamond Billiards Hard Times

$5/player to $150

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

CITY Helena Three Forks Billings Billings Billings Kalispell Belgrade Billings Billings Butte Helena

LOCA TION LOCATION Edge Casino Frontier Club Bullwackers Bullwackers Corner Pocket Cattlemen’s Casino Hub Bar Bullwackers Corner Pocket Mr Ed’s Eagles #16

PHONE (406) 449-4997 (406) 285-9876 (406) 259-9865 (406) 259-9865 (406) 248-3314 (406) 257-9656 (406) 388-1811 (406) 259-9865 (406) 248-3314 (406) 782-3700 (406) 442-4279

EVENT / RULES 8 Ball Free Pool All Day 8 Ball-Victoria Secret Ladies 8 Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 9 Ball 9-Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball Valley Rules


ADDED Matching


San Francisco


San Jose San Ramon Victorville Emeryville


Mountain View

Riverside Sacramento San Diego San Jose Wednesdays


Mountain View Rancho Cordova

Sacramento San Diego San Francisco San Jose Bellflower Rancho Cordova

Riverside Sacramento San Francisco

Fridays Saturdays

San Jose Sunnyvale Riverside San Francisco San Francisco


Sunnyvale Bellflower Mountain View Rancho Cordova


DA Y DAY Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays


Family Billiards 2807 Geary Blvd - San Francisco, CA

Hours: Sun-Wed: 11:30am-2am Thurs: 11:30am-4am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-4am


(415) 931-1115

BEER & FINGER FOOD 18 Gold Crown Tables USPPA Mon & Thurs 7PM Last Mon & Thurs of month - 7PM Pays top 4 spots (Winner 1/2) 48 player limit

FREE $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5


$50 $100 w/32 $$$/Break Pot $75 $100 w/32 $50 $$$/Break Pot

$50 w/24+ $50 w/16 $500 Break Pot $50 w/24+ $$$ $500 Break Pot

$100 Matching $100 $2.50/player $25 Min.

9:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 3:00PM

4th Weekend of Every Month


added to each tournament with 32 players Saturdays: One Pocket at 1 PM

$25 Entry - Race to 2 - Double Elimination

Sundays: 9-Ball at 1 PM

$25 Entry - Race to 6 Winners / 4 Losers Double Elimination

April 2007

Northwest Pool League


2006-2007 Season Results

Playoff Results Cadillac Jack’s A $1,000 1 Cadillac Jack’s A $183 1 O’Houlie’s B $700 2 Daverthumps $163 2 Harvey’s $500 3 O’Houlie’s A $162 3 4 Daverthumps $400 4 O’Houlie’s B $157 O’Houlie’s A $200 5 Teddy’s $143 5-6 Teddy’s $200 6 Harvey’s $140 Cadillac Jack’s B $100 7 Cadillac Jack’s B $125 7-8 Corner Pub $100 8 Corner Pub $82 Congratulations Cadillac Jack’s A, ’06-’07 NWPL Champs, two years in a row! Thanks to all the players and sponsors for another great season, and we hope to see you all next fall. from: Herb Kier - League Operator

Cadillac Jack’s A (l to r) Mike Wilson, Larry Nelson, Kodi, Ken Jorgenson, Wynn Palmerton, Don Rachels, Ron Twedt (Capt.)

Results for March 10th

Cue Ball PRod Bair LAYER

Johnny Lawrence Juan Ibanez Steve Thorvilson Lucas Thomas Carlos Santibanez John Evans Wayne Willet





1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6th 5-6th 7-8th 7-8th

200 120 80 50 25 25 10 10



100 75 60 50 40 40 30 30 (l to r) Juan Ibanez, Johnnie Lawrence, Rod Bair

38th Annual Terry Stonier Memorial

Billy Palmer

Sacramento, CA The Jointed Cue saw an amazing 114 players come to play in the 38th Annual Terry Stonier Memorial, March 17th & 18th. It took until 1 AM on Sunday morning to whittle the field down to the final 8. There were 32 places paid. The top 8 were:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5/6 7/8

$1,300 Billy Palmer $900 Damien Overton $600 Austin Murphy who played a near perfect game! $400 Tinsley Johnson $300 Dave Vincent, Joey Gebron $200 Ernesto Dominguez, Kevin MacLaughlin

10th Annual World Fingerpool Championship February 11, 2007 was a night in Fingerpool history at the New California Tavern in Marysville, WA. Sherm ”The Professor” Card went undefeated to win for an unprecedented 5th time in the sports short ten year history. Also in the historic vein - this was our first year with official sponsors! Special thanks to The New California Tavern, Transition and Development

Solutions & Bad Man Tees which allowed us to have a cash purse for the first time. More history as “Gramma John” Boykin (past champion and second place finisher this year) had his third eight ball break! Not an easy task with your finger. Third Place went to Fingerpool novice Rick Thompson. Growing every year, we look forward to a bigger championship next year with

more sponsors, bigger purses and bigger crowds.

“The Professor” shows championship form & concentration


April 2007

Sw eetheart Sco tch Doubles Sweetheart Scotch

From: Ed Pape Butte, MT The seventh annual Sweetheart, scotch doubles 8-ball tournament was held on 2/10/07. Teams came from Missoula, Livingston, Anaconda & Butte. The sweetheart tournament at Mr. Ed’s was started in 2000 and has proved to be one of the funnest tournaments of the year. Although shooters are serious they tend to be a little more relaxed playing as couples and loosen up and have more fun playing. 13 teams participated. Prizes were as follows; 1st $100 Phalle & Joe from Livingston 2nd $60 Darrell & Patty from Butte 3rd $30 Trina & Kurt from Butte 4th $10 Gordy & Kim from Butte

Darrell & Patty

Women State 8-Ball

Phalle & Joe

Loreen Carey, Tina Hansen

Eagles Women Montana State 8-Ball Doubles Championships From: Dick Jones Event Coordinator/Manager

Trina & Kurt

This tournament was played Saturday & Sunday February 24th & 25th, 2007 at Eagles Club #326 - Downtown Bozeman, Montana. On a weekend when it snowed and then it snowed, we still had a starting field of 38 teams. What a great turn out! At one time we had 48 teams signed up. That was until it started snowing. The prize fund total for this tournament was $1,460. There was $700 added. 1st $510 Tina Hansen/Loreen Carey, Bozeman/Manhattan 2nd $315 Michelle Dick/Melissa Sweatt, Great Falls 3rd $235 Debbie Vanblarcom/Marcy Allen, Livingston 4th $120 Tara Jackson/Patti Chesterfield, Butte/Great Falls 5-6 $80 Anne Swainson/Katie Laird, Emigrant/Livingston Jamie Ballard/Lisa Hill, Whitehall 7-8 $60 Becka Larkin/Jen Pavlovick, Livingston/Belgrade Brandy Mackey/Veronica St Jermaine, Helena/Great Falls Second Chance Singles 1st $100 Cathy Hellwitz, Helena 2nd $75 Betty Bies, Bozeman 3rd $50 Gloria Scott, Billings 4th $25 Kathy McCormick, Butte I wish to thank all the ladies for coming to this tournament. Without a doubt it was an absolutely awesome field of the finest quality women players in the State of Montana. I would like to note that we did have players from as far away as Missoula, Cut Bank, Anaconda, Whitehall, Butte, Helena, Livingston, Emigrant and Great Falls. Thank you for coming so far. And for sure I need to thank all the local players for taking part in this tournament. Again thank you players for a great and entertaining fun weekend.

Open 9-ball (l to r) Mike Zimmerman, Randy Camantigue, Dan Louie

These are the results in our March 24, 25 2007 Open 9-ball tournament. Total Purse $1,100Entry fee $301st Dan Louie $400 2nd Mike Zimmerman $300 3rd Val Alvarado $200 4th Lance Bouge $100 5th Jeff Jimenez $50 6th Randy Camantigue $50

April 2007

Z-Man Wins Island Casino

Glenn Atwell, James Davee, Mike Zimmerman, Mike Jensen Article by Mike Jensen

56 8-ball players came to the February monthly tournament at the Cadillac Island Casino in Longview, WA. The Cadillac Island always guarantees a thousand add but this month Red Bull Energy drinks added another $200.00 to make it an even $1200.00. We paid high B player out of the money $100.00, that was split by Tim Haines from Longview and L.T. from Schooner Tavern. It was a stacked deck of great players from the Northwest. Eddie Carrido was unfortunate enough to draw Jesse Allred the first match and defeated him only to face off with Mike Zimmerman. He lost to Mike on a hill, hill missed eight ball, he defeated Jeff Baker, and then lost to Ivan Doty. Raul was out in two with losses to Glenn Atwell and Don Wirtaman. We brought back sixteen players for Sunday money matches. The eight on the winner side were Glenn Atwell vs. Steve Tune, Tim Tweedell vs. James Davee, Pat Shumacher vs. Todd Speakman, and Stan

Tourangeau vs. Mike Zimmerman. On the one loss side it was Troy Vanwinkle vs. Ivan Doty, Don Collins vs. Tim Desmarais, Ken Dodd vs. Ed Hobbs and Jesse Allred vs. Rick Hodge. It came down to James Davee playing Mike Zimmerman for the point and Pat Shumacher playing Glenn Atwell for third and fourth place. When all the blue chalk dust settled, it was Mike Z, Glenn Atwell, James Davee, and Pat Shumacher in that order. Thanks once again to all the players for attending. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th

$840 $500 $370 $250 $175 $125


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Mike Zimmerman Glenn Atwell James Davee Pat Shumacher Ivan Doty, Ken Dodd Rick Hodge Stan Tourangeau Steve Tune Tim Tweedell Tim Desmarais Todd Speakman Don Collins Ed Hobbs Troy Vanwinkle Jesse Allred

Prospector Spor ts Bar Sports Open Doubles The Prospector hosted an Open Doubles, $500 added tournament, March 24 in Great Falls, MT. The results were: 1st Jim Winters & Terry Bummer 2nd Jerrod Korst & Carl Higgins 3rd Jason Zampich & Leo DeGuardia 4th John Barnes & Chad Hovland


Str aight P ool traight Pool Tour nament ournament A record 20 players participated in the monthly Straight Pool Tournament at Sam’s Billiards March 4th. The luck of the draw put Bob Zack, Willie Gin, Sam Rabito, Art May and Scott Robinson into one group, all players who have previously finished in the finals. In the February finals Bob beat Willie 50 to 5, but Willie beat Bob in this tournament 50 to 41, as well as the rest of the players in his group to advance to the Justin Lilje finals. In the finals Willie beat newcomer Chad Kurokawa, who fell prey to a questionable 3-foul penalty. Chad called himself for 3 fouls, misunderstanding that the fouls must be consecutive, but that wasn’t clear until the game was over. The consecutive 3-foul penalty is a 1 point penalty for each foul plus an additional 15 point loss and the offending player must rebreak with the opening break rules applying. Nonetheless Willie beat Chad 50 to 8, so the confusion may not have altered the results. In the other bracket of the finals Justin Lilje beat Norton Johnson to face Willie. Justin went undefeated all day, including the game against Willie. He had the high run of 35 for the day, as well as the second highest run of 28. Although Wayne Milke, Scott & Stephanie Robinson came in from Goldendale, Washington, the player from the furthest away was Gilbert Bouc from Germany. Many thanks to everyone for participating. The next first Sunday tournament is April 1st, no fooling. See you then. 1st $80 Justin Lilje 2nd $65 Willie Gin 3rd $50 Norton Johnson 4th $30 Chad Kurokawa High Run: 35 - Justin Lilje

April 2007

38 DA TE DATE Mar 31-Apr 1 Mar 31-Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 13 Apr 14-15 Apr 14 Apr 14-15 Apr 14-15 Apr 14-15 Apr 20-22 Apr 20-22 Apr 20-22 Apr 21 Apr 21 Apr 21 Apr 21 Apr 21 Apr 21-22 Apr 25 Apr 27-29 Apr 28 Apr 28-29 Apr 28-29

CITY Great Falls, MT Salem, OR Portland, OR Lynnwood, WA Tigard, OR Butte, MT Lynnwood, WA Alamagordo, NM Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Salem, OR Vancouver, WA Spokane, WA Everett, WA Kennewick, WA Twin Falls, ID Portland, OR Lakewood, WA Tigard, OR Great Falls, MT Mtn View, CA Bozeman, MT Everett, WA San Francisco, CA Lewistown, MT Tucson, AZ Longview, WA San Francisco, CA Apr 30-May 6 Tacoma, WA May 5 Tigard, OR May 5 Alamagordo, NM May 5-6 Spokane, WA May 5 Sacramento, CA May 6 Sacramento, CA May 6 Portland, OR May 12 Salem, OR May 12 Beaverton, OR May 18 Billings, MT May 19 Bozeman, MT May 19 Tigard, OR May 19 Mtn View, CA May 19-20 Lynnwood, WA May 19-20 Kennewick, WA May 26-28 Everett, WA May 26-27 San Francisco, CA May 30 San Francisco, CA Jun 2 Tigard, OR Jun 2 Alamagordo, NM Jun 2 Sacramento, CA Jun 3 Sacramento, CA Jun 3 Portland, OR Jun 9 Bozeman, MT June 9-10 Lynnwood, WA Jun 14 Sacramento, CA Jun 15-17 Sacramento, CA Jun 15 Billings, MT Jun 16 Mtn View, CA Jun 16 Tigard, OR Jun 19-21 Sacramento, CA Jun 22-24 Sacramento, CA Jun 23-24 San Francisco, CA Jun 27 San Francisco, CA

LOCA TION LOCATION 8-Ball In (See ad p11) NWPA (See ad March) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p20) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p12) Break Time (See ad p4) Mr Ed’s (See ad p14) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p12) Cue Connection (See ad p30) Hard Times (See ad p40) Hard Times (See ad p40) 1st National (See ad p13) 1st National (See ad p13) The Cue Ball (See ad p9) Spot Bar & Grill (See ad p17) McQ’s (See ad p29) Soundview (See ad p10) Classic Island (See ad p38) The Pocket (See ad p15) Nite Hawk (See ad p7) Full Splice (See ad p15) Break Time (See ad p4) Eight Ball In (See ad p11) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) Eagles #326 (See ad p29) Soundview (See ad p10) Billiard Palacade (See ad p6) MCMOA (See ad p26) Main Street (See ad p17) Cadillac Island (See ad March) Family Billiards (See ad p34) City Lights (See ad p8) Break Time (See ad p4) Cue Connection (See ad p30) McQ’s (See ad p29) Hard Times (See ad p40) Hard Times (See ad p40) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 20) The Cue Ball (See ad p9) Junior ACS (See ad p18) Kings Korner (See ad p24) Eagles #326 (See ad p29) Break Time (See ad p4) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p12) Classic Island (See ad p38) Shotze’s (See ad p7) Family Billiards (See ad p34) Billiard Palacade (See ad p6) Break Time (See ad p4) Cue Connection (See ad p30) Hard Times (See ad p40) Hard Times (See ad p40) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p20) Eagles #326 (See ad p29) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p12) Hard Times (See ad p40) Hard Times (See ad p40) Kings Korner (See ad p24) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) Break Time (See ad p4) Hard Times (See ad p40) Hard Times (See ad p40) Family Billiards (See ad p34) Billiard Palacade (See ad p6)

PHONE (406) 231-1622 (206) 920-1936 (503) 282-8266 (425) 640-5474 (503) 443-6166 (406) 782-3700 (425) 640-5474 (505) 439-9789 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (208) 233-1516 (208) 233-1516 (503) 362-9740 (360) 256-1110 (509) 891-8357 (425) 308-9872 (509) 460-7203 (208) 733-9676 (503) 285-7177 (253) 512-6898 (503) 443-6166 (406) 761-9169 (650) 965-3100 (406) 587-9996 (425) 238-3591 (415) 585-6800 (406) 442-7088 (520) 546-3464 (360) 957-0065 (415) 931-1115 (253) 383-3301 (503) 443-6166 (505) 439-9789 (509) 891-8357 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 (503) 740-8478 (406) 256-8946 (406) 587-9996 (503) 443-6166 (650) 965-3100 (425) 640-5474 (509) 460-7203 (425) 220-9051 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (503) 443-6166 (505) 439-9789 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (406) 587-9996 (425) 640-5474 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (406) 256-8946 (650) 965-3100 (503) 443-6166 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open Singles 9-Ball at The Cue Ball Straight Pool 8-Ball (bar table) One Pocket Josh Osterman Memorial 9-Ball (big table) 9-Ball Big Guns One Pocket 9-Ball 9-Ball - Gate City Open 8-Ball - Gate City Open 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Women’s Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Women’s 6 Person Team 9-Ball B & below 9-Ball & 8-Ball Men & Women 9-Ball McDermott Tour Grady Mathews Road Show Straight Pool 9-Ball Don Tigart Memorial 9-Ball USPPA Jeff Howard Mem. Sc. Dbls 8-Ball Men’s 4 Person Team 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball MT State Men & Women 9-Ball Super Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Open - Limit 64 One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball APA (small tables) One Pocket 9-Ball Big Guns 9-Ball Class B One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Open Mixed @ Hot Shots 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 9-Ball Open Limit 32 Straight Pool 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Memorial Day One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped One Pocket 9-Ball Big Guns One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool “Chip” Pool Classic 9-Ball Seattle Open 9-Ball USPPA Mini-Tourn. 9-Ball USPPA Pro-Am 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles 9-Ball USPPA Straight Pool 9-Ball Summer Jamboree One Pocket Summer Jamboree One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped

ENTR Y ENTRY $20 Call $12 $20+$5 g.f. $20 $10 $20+$5 g.f. $25 (incl. g.f.) $20 $25 $30 $40M/$25W $10 $20 $50+$10 g.f. $110/team $25+$10 g.f. Varies $45+$5 g.f. $25 $20 $20 $30/$20 buy back $20 $110/team $20 Qual. at bars $20/team $35+$10 g.f. $25 each Call $20 $25 (incl. g.f.) $35+$5 g.f. $20 $25 $12 $10 $20 $5 $25 (incl. g.f.) $20 $30/$20 buy back $60+$20 g.f. $25+$10 g.f. $60+$5 g.f. $25 each $20 $20 $25 (incl. g.f.) $20 $25 $12 $10 $60+$15 g.f. $25 $60 $5 $30/$20 buy back $20 $100 $100 $25 each $20

ADDED $1,000 w/64 $250 w/32 $50 every 8 $250 w/32 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$1,000 $200 $$$ $4000 payout w/54 100% payout $1,000 limit 64 $$$ $1,500 Guar. $50 every 8 $500 $800 $1,000 w/full field $200 $25,000 w/full field $500 $1,000 $300 ea w/32 $50 every 8 $2800 payout w/54 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$200 Matching $200 $50 every 8 $800 $500 $500 limit 64 $1,000 w/64 $300 ea w/32 $200 $50 every 8 $10 per 30 max. $10 per 50 max.

$200 $1,000 $1,000 $10,000 w/128 Matching $800 $50 every 8 $6,000 w/96 $3,000 w/48 $300 ea w/32 $200

TIME Call Call 11:00AM 10:00AM Noon 11:00AM 10:00AM 2:30PM Noon Noon 7:00PM 10:00AM 10:00AM 9:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM 7:00PM 6:00PM 8:00PM 1:30PM Noon Call 1:00PM 11:00AM 10:00AM Call Call Noon Noon 1:00PM Call Noon 2:30PM 10:00AM Noon Noon 11:00AM 10:00AM 10:30AM Call 11:00AM Noon 1:00PM Call Noon 10:00AM 1:00PM Call Noon 2:30PM Noon Noon 11:00AM 11:00AM Call Call Call Call 1:00PM Noon Call Call 1:00PM Call

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