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Van Boening Claims Andy Mercer Memorial in Vegas Skip Maloney AzBilliards.com Staff Posting its results on-line, organizers of the 2014 Andy Mercer Memorial at Rum Runners in Las Vegas, opted for a bit of humor. The event's winner, Shane Van Boening, was declared to be its Supreme Champion, while runnerup Darren Appleton was Worthy Adversary. SemifinalistBernardo Chavez was granted the title of Maybe Next Time. While name recognition can be an unreliable way to predict tournament outcomes (as evidenced by Mercer over Duke in the on-going NCAA basketball tournament), Van Boening and Appleton seemed destined to meet in this $3,700-added (guaranteed) tournament that drew 64 entrants to Vegas on the weekend of March 21-23. While the field had its share of other 'names' like the Dominguez family (Ernesto and Oscar), Ozzy Reynolds and Jason Klatt, it was more clearly represented by Maybe Next Time; Bernardo Chavez hasn't (to our knowledge) ever finished higher than seventh since his name started to appear on payout lists, dating back to 2007. In this tournament, though, he challenged Appleton for the hot seat, and had the misfortune of facing Van Boening in the semifinals. Appleton's path to the event victory went through Joe Canella, Sal Butera, Jim Carmona, and Tres Kanebefore coming up against Jason Klatt in a winners' side semifinal. Klatt had just sent (in order) Ozzy Reynolds and Van Boening to the loss side. Chavez, in the meantime, had gotten by Roger Bordley, Ramin Bahktiari, Jimmy Moore and Fach Garcia and picked up Oscar Dominguez in the other winners' side semifinal. Appleton sent Klatt over, while Chavez was busy doing likewise to Dominguez. Appleton gained the hot seat over Chavez and sat in it, waiting on Van Boening. Van Boening opened his loss-side proceedings with a victory over Brian Parks, followed it by defeating Bordley and drew Dominguez (Oscar), as a result. Klatt came over to face Walter Glass, who'd eliminated Garcia and the other Dominguez (Ernesto). Klatt and Van Boening advanced to a quarterfinal re-match, won by Van Boening, who then ended Chavez' hopes for a re-match against Appleton. Chavez would go home with almost as much prize money for this one event than he's reported to have earned at the tables over the last four years. Destiny's hand played out and the two winners of the last four US Open 9-Ball Championships (Appleton in 2010 and 2011, Van Boening in 2012 and 2013) met in a true double elimination final. Van Boening took both sets to claim the event title.
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This year’s event was extra special with 10 year old Sammy Paniccia (C-) participating. One match Sammy received a 5 game spot in a race to 8 from a seasoned champion Sacramento area player George Pagulayan (AA+). And, when it got to hill-hill, many were hoping Sammy would pull off the win – even George was showing compassion for little Sammy. Sammy lost, but played unbelievably well for a 10 year old.
WorldPPA 2014 Reno Shootout Champion Eighty five players came to battled it out for 1st Place spot this past weekend at the WorldPPA 2014 Reno Shootout. In the end, San Francisco area Ernesto Reyes walked away with $2,000 and the tournament championship. David Gomez from Walnut Creek came in 2nd Place and won $1,000. Congratulations to both players! Ernesto Reyes played Rich Hamlin (A-), Nick Callado (A), and lost to Adam Russell (B-) on the winner’s side; then, played Gannon Buss (A-), Steve Newman (B+), Kenny Koo (A-), Shan Munoz (A+), Lisa Coronado (B-), Charles Skeen (A), Rylan Hartnett (AA), David Espinoza (A), Darren Peterson (B+) and David Gomez (AA) – forcing a final second match which he also won. David Gomez got a Bye, then played Julie Baker (B-), Shan Damani (A+), Randy Cady (AA-), Gilbert Arellano (AA+), Rylan Hartnett (AA), Darren Peterson (B+), lost to Ernesto Reyes and lost in the final match against Ernesto Reyes. A special thanks to Tournament Director, Janet Okamoto and Eric Harada for helping. With only 8 tables to work with, Janet took charge and did a wonderful job of keeping things running smoothly. Albert Markasky kicked off the player’s meeting and passed out special WorldPPA Reno Shootout poker chips as a memento for the 2014 event. Overall, the WorldPPA 2014 Reno Shootout event was a huge success and everyone is looking forward to an even better one next year.
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Owner Mike Murphy (L) and Co-Tournament Director Angel Olivarez (R) congratulate Amar Kang on winning his unprecedented 4th Reunion Tournament With a participation of 85 players another successful Reunion Tournament got underway. The final two matches were intense and exciting - great ball striking, positioning and safe play by both players. Austin played steady and smart getting to the Hot Seat. The finals drew a standing room only crowd. Amar defeated Austin Murphy twice (6-4, 6-3) to win the championship. The team responsible for running another successful Reunion Tournament - (L-R): Angel Olivarez, Cora Martinez, Sandy Stonier and Joe Murphy Finalists (L-R): Jeff Gregory (7/8), Mike Mitchell (4th), Mike Glass (7/8), Jared Williams (3rd), Austin Murphy (2nd), Deo Alpajora (6th), Amar Kang (1st), Rodney Wynn (5th)
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JING LIU UNDEFEATED
KATHIE MACDONALD, FORD, JING LIU On March 22-23, 2014, the NWPA’s first tour stop of 2014 was hosted by Malarkey’s Pool & Brew in Tacoma, WA. The tournament was ran on 9 9-foot Gold Crowns with Rail2Rail Productions providing a free live stream all weekend. The NWPA tour standings and 2014 schedule are available at www.nwpatour.wordpress. com and is sanctioned by the WPBA. All skill levels are welcome to play and players can accrue points towards their semiprofessional status while gaining experience playing some of the top women players in the northwest. Twenty-eight ladies came out to compete Saturday morning. There were several new players to the tour including Kathie MacDonald (Victoria BC), Anna Busley (WA), Kristen Cambas (OR), and Lindsay Hays (WA). Ladies returning after a minimum of one year (or more) not playing on the tour included Western BCA Grandmasters Linda Carter, Carissa Biggs, and 2014 US Bar Table 10 Ball Champion Cindy Sliva. Liz Cole also returned for the inaugural event, climbing to 24th in the WPBA rankings after her performance at the WPBA Masters in Mt. Pleasant, MI Feb 6-9, 2014. The format was 9-ball, alternating break, race to 7on the A side and a race to 6 on the B side. There were several first round byes, but play sped right along, without any major upsets going through the early rounds. Sunday morning, only eight players remained. A side match ups included Kathie MacDonald vs. Jing Liu and Liz Cole vs. Cindy Sliva. Jing and Cindy both advanced through their morning matches, by the same score of 7-4. Jing and Cindy then squared off in the hot seat match. Jing advanced by the score 7-6 to earn her spot in the final. B side match ups included Carissa Biggs vs. Anna Busley and Natalie Seal vs. Suzanne Smith. Anna and Natalie advanced through their first round of play 6-3 and 6-2, only to come up short in their next rounds, Anna and Natalie both fell to their opponents Liz and Kathie by the same score, 6-2. Kathie then squared off against Liz. Kathie seemed to have the edge in their match and advanced by the score 6-4. Kathie then played Cindy and defeated her as well, 6-4. The final was one race to 9, alternating break. Throughout the entire final, Jing shot with confidence and precision, affording her opponent few and fewer opportunities
as the match proceeded. Jing maintained and expanded her lead steadily throughout the match, allowing her opponent only four racks of the 13 games played. Jing was the 2013 NWPA Rookie of the Year and demonstrated how hard work and perseverance in the off season can contribute to growth as a player. Congratulations to Jing for her win and to Kathie MacDonald for such a strong debut performance. Great tournament ladies! The NWPA’s next event is the 3rd Annual Martha Hartsell Memorial and will be hosted at The Cue Ball in Salem, OR on April 19-20. Main Event Results: 1st $425 Jing Liu 2nd $275 Kathie MacDonald 3rd $180 Cindy Sliva 4th $140 Liz Cole 5/6 $84 Natalie Seal/Anna Busley 7/8 $64 Carissa Biggs/Suzanne Smith Seven ladies returned on Sunday for the $100 added Second Chance tournament. With a $10 entry, nearly all players received at least their entry fee back in the true double elimination tournament, race to 3 on the A side and race to 2 on the B side. Rebecca Slyter ended up winning top prize, defeating Linda Carter 2-1 in the second set of the finals. Linda won the first set 3-2. Good work ladies, nice shooting. Second Chance Results: 1st $60 Rebecca Slyter 2nd $40 Linda Carter 3rd $30 Kristin Cambas 4th $20 Tamre Rogers 5/6th $10 Gretchen Szeibert/Joyce Robinson
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You can always walk away learning something from a loss and that doesn’t make you a loser. I was recently at a tournament, with a lot of good players. A friend of mine had commented that during one of his matches that he’d beat a well known national champion during this tournament and he had done it pretty handedly. He walked over to shake his hand and told him “good play”. The person didn’t respond, was kind of moody and arrogant about it, being down from his loss I’m sure. My friend is somewhat outspoken and he just proposed a question to him, “Have you ever lost before?” The gentleman looked at him a little befuddled and said, “Well, yes”. My friend’s comment was to the point, “Then act like it!”, which in my opinion speaks volumes. We all like to win and we all lose but you’ve got to realize also that you’re probably going to do more losing throughout a years time than winning. It’s like any other sport, the batting average of any major league player is good if it’s 33%. So you figure if you lose a lot there has to be something to be gained from that loss. You can approach it in several different ways. You can become moody, arrogant, don’t want to talk to anybody, kind of brood about it. That is not very productive. We all tend to go over any game or any match we have lost to figure out perhaps where the turn around was, what we did. What we missed and how we could have done anything different. I know I have many times. If you walk away from a match after a loss and you’ve learned something from that, perhaps what not to do next time, then you gain. If we walk away with an attitude and figure, “Well, I’m just not on today”, “I’m
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Most of us have pretty good bridges for getting over a blocking ball – at least when the blocker is not too close to the cueball. But what about when we have to seriously elevate our stick because the balls are close together, and maybe we need some draw? Much, much tougher. Unless you’re really tall, extreme elevation is a challenge. We’ll illustrate two different ways to accomplish extreme elevation and still keep your stick under control: the Press Stroke and the Shoulder Stroke. And yes, it’s even possible to get good draw while frozen to the rail! Part of the difficulty with elevating is keeping your stroke arm in the vertical swing plane. Most players wing their forearm out sideways to get more elevation. But then they can’t really see down their stick, and their tip is moving side to side as they stroke. Problematic. The photos below show two surprising ways to elevate to an extreme, see down your stick, and stroke straight. The Press Stroke requires flexibility and strength. Here are the steps, but once you have it, you can get there in one smooth move: Photo 1: Choke way down on the cue. Stand close to the table, pressing the table with your thigh. Form a high open bridge on the rail. Using the webbing between the thumb and index finger of your grip hand, press the front of the stick down securely into your bridge. Maintain that downward pressure as you bend forward from the waist and raise the back of the stick to get into shooting position. Tuck your bridge elbow to your body as you bend. To raise the butt of the stick, lift the point of your elbow straight up (vertically, not tilted). Unfortunately, we’re not ready to hit yet. Notice how my stroke arm is already fully folded. I have nothing to stroke with. The solution appears in Photo 2. Photo 2: The final move is pretty weird, but it works. To get stroke room for your arm, glide your head down the stick line until your forearm is perpendicular to the stick when the tip is near the cueball. This puts your arm in the proper place to perform an accurate, athletic stroke. Of course, it will seem very strange to have your eyes overtop the cueball, and you will have had to aim well prior to the head move. Don’t try to hold this position for long. You’re using lots of muscle. Finally, stroke and hit
while holding the stick against your chest for greater stability. The Shoulder Stroke is remarkably easy for most players. They’ve just never seen it. Even players with physical limitations like neck pain, stiffness, and lack of flexibility can usually do well with this technique: Photo 3: The beauty of the Shoulder Stroke is that you can stand up straight and comfortably see down most of the length of the stick. The actual stroke is different from the standard, but so is this technique. So what if the method is unconventional? It works, and it’s legal. Stand facing fairly square to the shot. Find a place on your shoulder where the stick can ride pretty smoothly and you can see down it. Make a high bridge. Here’s the key – grip the shaft about halfway between the joint and tip. Hold the stick gently against your shoulder and your bridge by pulling your elbow straight back along the line of your forearm. Find the angle and pulling pressure that allows the stick to stroke smoothly and straight, without slipping around on your shoulder or being loose in your bridge. Stroke with your forearm, right through the cueball like you’re trying to hit the table. On elevated shots like this, most players prefer looking at the cueball during the hit stroke. Notice in Photo 3, I’m taking a half tip of cushion. It’s rubber, after all. I’m going through like it’s not there. Draw off the cushion? Yep, it’s beautiful and it’s easier than you’d think, but it could cost you some “customers.”
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Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top-10 WPBA career finishes. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. Recently, Melissa opened a new billiard supply store www.qzetta.com For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com Read more articles by Melissa Little at www.onthebreaknews.com
Viper: Where were you born? Joey: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards? Joey: Runner-up champion in the Derby City Classic One-Pocket championships. I have won numerous Midwest NineBall titles including some One-Pocket titles to my credit. As well as multiple Oklahoma 8-Ball and 9-Ball State Championships. Viper: Do you have a nickname yet? Joey: Mighty Joe Young Viper: What are your short-term goals? Joey: Recently trying to make the American Mosconi Cup team, as well as gain more rotation titles. Viper: What do you do when you’re not competing? Joey: I love to run long distance, especially marathons which are 26.2 miles. I love golf and spending time with my close friends and family. Viper: Do you have siblings? Joey: As far as family goes; I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. Viper: Who got you started in playing pool? Joey: I had a few friends in elementary school whose parents had a pool table and I would go there from time to time and play. Once I started improving I would go to the local poolroom and met some good pool players who really helped me out a lot. I give credit to Bobby Baldwin from Tulsa, OK and James Walden getting me started, and once I met my best friends and incredible players Chip Compton, Tyler Strawn and Shane McMinn, whom we all fed off of each other and that’s mainly how I improved. Viper: What do your parents think of your
pool career? Joey: They were very skeptical at first but once they saw my talent they truly approved and supported me in my mission to be great. Viper: In your opinion, what parts of the world produce the best players? Joey: Of course the Philippines, but recently I have been paying attention to the Taiwanese players who have incredible work ethic and I respect that. Viper: Who is/was your favorite pro player growing up? Joey: I liked watching Michael Coltrain play a lot, but being around James Walden in his prime was a sight to see. Viper: Do you currently have any sponsors? Joey: Mike Durbin custom cues, Jamaica Joes poolroom in Midwest City, OK and John Barton cue cases. Viper: Did you ever play in a pool league? Joey: BCA pool leagues. Viper: Are you good at any other sports? Joey: I was real good at soccer in high school. The past 7 years I’ve run 4 marathons. I’m also an avid golf player. Viper: Describe yourself in three words? Joey: Fun, determined and disciplined. Viper: If you had to live your life over again, what would one thing you change about yourself and/or your pool career? Joey: I would like to have pursued more of an education outside of the pool world when I was younger. (Viper continued on page 38)
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After a certain point in your development as a pool player, improving your position skills will yield the fastest improvement in your game. Without the ability to move the cue ball to a reasonable angle for the next shot, your runs will end quickly. The basic skills of speed control and changing the cue ball’s deflection off the object ball with draw and follow are easy to understand and very basic drills like the progressive practice drills I’ve mentioned before will let you develop your technique with simple set positions. Add to that a little feel for how to use side spin on the cushions and a feel for how to adjust your aim for such shots, and you are ready for some more realistic position problems. I think the drill shown here is the best way to learn and extend cue ball control for intermediate players. I call it the “A2B Drill” since the point is to get from A to B. It is a lot like a practice tool called “Target Pool” which was great for training but is no longer made. (A demonstration of the A2B drill is available in the DVD series “Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice” that I developed with Dr. Dave Alciatore.) The first part of the drill is to choose two points, A and B. You can do this in lots of ways including breaking nine ball and taking two ball positions as A and B or by drawing cards from a deck after assigning locations to each card. Shown in the diagram is one of many possible choices. Mark the points with chalk or stick-on donuts. The B target could be a cut-out circle the size of a ball or a larger bull’s-eye target as is used in Target Pool. For each shot, place the object ball at A and take cue ball in hand. You also need to pick a pocket for the shot, one of which is demonstrated in the diagram. The goal is to pocket the ball and leave the cue ball “pretty close” to B. The margin of error you give yourself is up to you, but always try to leave the cue ball exactly on B. Within three to five shots you should be able get a good if not perfect result. If a shot has you stumped, move on and come back to it later. In the diagram, the cue ball is about at the limit for playing a soft draw shot from A to B. Any thinner and either you won’t be able to get enough draw to curve the path of the cue ball back to B or the cue ball will go to far if you shoot hard enough to get the object ball to the pocket. The cue ball shown at X is at the other extreme with a nearly straight shot. You will need a lot of power and not much draw to move the cue ball to B from that position. Somewhere between those two positions
will be a position for the cue ball that will be most comfortable. If you had ball in hand during a game, that would be where you should place the cue for the shot but it’s important to know how to play the cue ball from the two extremes. To continue the drill, try each of the other pockets in turn, always placing the object ball at A and trying to get to B without the cue ball contacting a cushion. Find each “easiest” position and stroke and then see how much you can vary from that and still get position. For example, when playing to pocket G straight draw is the only solution but you can vary your speed and amount of draw. Next time we’ll look at using cushions with this same drill.
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PLAYING THE GHOST
Sometimes, your best opponent is yourself
Michael K Glass
Michael Glass has been teaching pool for close to 10 years. He is a Recognized PBIA Billiards Instructor, taught by none other than Bob Jewett of the San Francisco Billiard Academy. Michael has been playing pool almost all of his life (except when he was in the Navy — it’s hard to install a pool table on a rocking ship!). He managed to stay away from the hustler life; he doesn’t believe in being dishonest in order to win money. He will, however, occasionally play for a beer or two at the local watering hole. Michael teaches all levels of pool players, from beginner to pro, and works on all aspects of the game, from fundamentals, to pattern play, to trick shots. He can be found playing in his home town of San Ramon, CA at Crown Billiards. Visit his website at mikekglass.com for pool tips or to schedule a lesson!
I have been asked many times “what is the best practice routine?” The honest answer to that is “that depends.” And, of course, it’s the truth. Practice and drills are meant to help you hone and refine your problem areas, and make you a better player. Every player has different things to work on, so every player should have their own customized practice routines. But man, can it be boring! Sometimes, just playing a game against other people is what you want to do. The best choice is someone who has the same skill set as you, to give you a good challenge without making you sit in your chair all night. And you want someone who will play whatever game you want to play, right? Sometimes, your best opponent is yourself. That’s why I often recommend people play the Ghost. Playing the Ghost is a good tool to add to your practice routines. Practice can be quite boring sometimes, and tedious. While I am a strong proponent of working on your fundamentals, identifying problem areas, and working them out, I also believe that pool is supposed to be fun. So, it’s good to mix up your practice routines, and this is an excellent way to challenge yourself. If you are an intermediate or advanced player, then you probably already know how to play the ghost. You may skip to the optional variations outlined further down. So, what is the Ghost? The Ghost is an imaginary player. You are going to pit yourself against this player, and attempt to beat him. If you can do this, you will be able to beat almost anyone you play! So how does the Ghost play? Perfectly. Yes, that’s right. The Ghost never misses. If you
miss a shot during your turn, you assume the Ghost will run the table and beat you. Therefore, if you miss, you lose! Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? It’s not so bad. There are “conditions.” Here’s how to play against the Ghost: Set up your game of choice. Playing the Ghost works for almost any game. Break the balls the best you can. Do not worry if any balls go in or not, or even if you scratch. From this point, you have ball-in-hand. Put the cue ball anywhere you like, and try to run the table. If you run out, you win. If you don’t, the Ghost wins. Score accordingly, and re-rack. Play to a predetermined number of wins (I usually do a race to 5). When either you or the Ghost wins the match, start over at 0-0. That’s it! The wonderful thing about playing the Ghost is that it puts tournament-level pressure on you, helping you to learn to focus on your shots. And you get to do this while playing a real game, instead of just setting up practice drills. Good Luck! “Wait! Michael! I can’t beat the Ghost! I can’t run out a rack of (9-ball/8-ball/Straight pool). How do I play the Ghost if he always beats me?” Ah. Good point. That brings us to: Variations If you like, there are ways to vary the rules a bit. Here are a few suggestions, but the list is by no means exhaustive. If you have suggestions, please feel free to share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org! After the break, you may pick up a certain number of balls and immediately pocket them (thereby making your run-out a little easier). Be careful not to make it too easy, (continued on page 38)
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The Southern Gentleman
Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.
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During the early 1990’s I spent a lot of time at JR’s Pool Room in Lancaster, Kentucky. I guess you could say I got a pool hall degree (PhD) there. I learned offensive play, but also a lot of defensive 8-ball strategy. In fact, I can recall when Florida native David Favor visited our billiard room. Favor was strong road player that displayed powerful offensive skills. One Friday night he entered our weekly 8-ball tournament. The fields were always tough but Favor added
remember him running down to his final 3 solids then missing. It was really quite a shock. Jack was left with the layout below. I can remember watching the wheels turn on Jack as he approached the table to return the shot. “Um hmm,” Jack said as he got down to shoot. Jack shot the cue ball slightly below center with a medium speed and played a combination on David’s six-ball, pocketing it, while hooking Favor from hitting his two remaining balls (leaving the cue ball
significant weight to the already formidable field. On a normal Friday night we usually had over 50 players. However, Favor was such a strong offensive threat I wondered how anyone could beat him. As the tournament progressed, Favor ran rack after rack. The competition seemed to be no match for him, but it wasn’t long until he ran into local hero Jack Howe. At that time, Jack was in his mid 60’s, a shorter southern gentleman, balding with dark gray hair. He was very offensive minded but was also a sharp cookie when it came to defensive play. I knew if anyone could beat Favor it had to be Jack. He had won more big 8-ball tournaments than anyone I knew. To most people Jack looked very unintimidating. However, I knew he had the heart of a lion, and it definitely was going to take someone ferocious to take Favor down. Favor broke the balls in the final game of the tournament. I can
at position “A”). “That should do the trick!” he said in a deep southern drawl. I remember wondering why Jack wanted to pocket his opponent’s ball. Wasn’t that helping David Favor? Several questions came to mind as I pondered the situation. However, after carefully scrutinizing the result, I realized that Jack had completely eliminated any opportunity for David to pocket the six-ball or use it to breakout the troublesome cluster located near the end rail. It really was a brilliant move. David had no choice but to kick at his two remaining balls and pray for luck. However, this wasn’t the case. David missed the kick shot and Jack quietly pocketed his remaining balls to win the championship. After the tournament was over Jack went to the tournament director Wanda Renner, to collect his tournament winnings. If I recall, Jack won around $450.00 for 1st place. However, Jack didn’t take half of his self in the Calcutta. A man that was around 40 years old bought Jack and won nearly $800.00 from the auction. The man tipped Jack $100.00 for winning the tournament. I will never forget what Jack told me after being tipped. He said, “It sure was nice of that old man to give me a $100.00 tip!” It was obvious that Jack was 20 years older than the guy that bought him and I was shocked by the comment. I remember telling Jack “You think he is an old man?” He said, “Yes, I may be over 60 but I think like a 30 year old!” Always remember to look for ways to eliminate your opponent’s options. Sometimes pocketing your opponent’s ball may be the best solution. Jack was a master of defensive strategy and over several year’s I learned from watching the best. To this day, I owe a great deal of my 8-ball knowledge to Jack Howe, a true southern gentleman.
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19th Western BCA 8-Ball Championships
By Robbin Iredale, with a little help from Darcy Williams
Lincoln City, Oregon and Chinook Winds Casino Resort® welcomed 1,422 players (an increase of 4%) to the 19th Annual Western BCA Regional 8-Ball Championships, held March 9-16, 2014. The weather outside fluctuated between sunny and nice (a little) or gray, wet and windy (most of the time). The weather inside was all a pool player could ask for. BadBoys Billiard Productions®, Jeramy Daniels (WBCA Tournament Stager), and the Chinook Winds staff joined to put together the tournament rooms and, when it was time to open the doors at 3pm on Saturday, all was in place for a week of competition, rivalry and new champions. This event was live streamed by Lenny Marshall, OnTheRailTV®, who streamed all day every day, including as many of the finals that could be scheduled on the “TV” tables. There were a couple of firsts this time. The 1st Annual Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball Championships were held Monday and Tuesday, with 48 in the Men’s division and 13 in the Women’s and, for the first time ever, two Open Women’s divisions, A and B debuted. There was one repeat Singles Champion, but all the others were first timers. Once again, we were fortunate to have a very special cue donated to Western BCA to be raffled. This time it was a beautiful Roger Pettit cue donated by Ernie Omori (EYO Cues®). Sales were brisk and, when all the tickets were totaled, $1,675 was raised to help fund future WBCA events. NPL’s Clara Silvas was the happy winner and we wish her many years of good shooting with this wonderful cue. Many thanks to all the players who purchased tickets and to Shari Ross, Ernie and the Podium staff who sold tickets. Good Job everyone. Fun Night was Saturday, another first. Sign-ups for the Handicapped 10-Ball Singles were brisk and the 48 Bracket was full by start time. After the first 3 rounds there were 8 left. Finishing 5th-8th ($60): Daniel Sardoncillo (NPL), Linn Petty (EV), Carlos Cadena (CC) and Nick Kruger (WWA/LTD). 3rd/4th: Kenny Dodd (NPL) and Eddie Mataya (NPL). Finalists Stan Tourangeau (LTD) and Mike Stevens (NPL) chose to split the combined 1st and 2nd place money and each took home $260. While the 10-Ball was going on, Ed Slade and his crew got the Mini-Tournaments going. There were 23 in all (7 MA’s,14 MB’s, 1 MM and 1 WO). Needless to say, there were no empty tables as everyone took advantage of the opportunity to get some practice in prior to the start of Scotch Doubles the following day. All in all, fun seemed to be had by all.
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Andrea Saenz-Maes Mixed Scotch Doubles kicked the Championships off at 10am Sunday morning. Master Mixed Scotch Doubles began with 46 pairs, all with their eyes on the 1st place prize of $1800. Clayton Foran and Jessica Orth (CWY) worked their way to the hot seat after getting by a couple of very tough opponents in Eddie Mataya & Deby Welfringer (NPL) and Paul Marquez (NPL/CPL) & Andrea Saenz-Maes (LTD). Former Champs Steve Lingelbach & Carissa Biggs (NPL) played 10 matches and were hoping for a spot in the finals but their run ended with them in 3rd Place ($860) after coming up short against Paul/Andrea, who went on to the finals. The two pairs traded games until they were hill/hill. The deciding game started
with Clayton breaking dry. It looked all but over as Paul/Andrea ran down to the 8-Ball. Andrea was left with a tough carom on the 8-Ball that didn’t go in. Jessica made the 5-Ball but Clayton, left with no shot, tried to block the 8-ball but failed, leaving Paul with an easy 8 in the corner and a possible double dip was on. Paul/Andrea started out the deciding match (this time a race to 4) with a couple of wins before stalling in game 3 and letting Clayton/Jessica back in the match (2-1). They traded the next two games (3-2) before Paul/Andrea closed the door, taking the final game, the match, the title and the $1800 check. Clayton/Jessica had a great event and finished in 2nd Place ($1240).
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Open Mixed Scotch Doubles, also started Sunday morning and featured 135 couples on a 2 day quest for the title and $1600. Mike Norris & Linda (Smitty) Smith (CPL) made it to the finals undefeated, sending Steve Tamura & Cassie Francois (LTD) to the back side in the point match with revenge on their minds. Only Scott Walton & Fran Johnson (LTD) stood in their way. Steve/Cassie proved to be too strong and Scott/Fran left in 3rd place ($910). After the first 4 games of the final, the score was 2-2. Then Steve/Cassie took control and closed out the match. Another possible double dip. Mike/Smitty just couldn’t get anything going in the final final and Steve/ Cassie were playing well. In three games it was over. Mike/Smitty got $1200 for their 2nd place showing and Steve/Cassie left with the title and the $1600 1st place check.
Open Mixed Scotch Doubles 1st $1,600 Steve Tamura / Cassie Francois 2nd $1,200 Mike Norris / Linda Smith 3rd $910 Scott Walton / Fran Johnson 4th $680 Randy White / Patricia White 5/6 $510 Shawn Self / Donna Kingsbury -- Bob Red / Lora Sharp 7/8 $390 Patrick O’Meara / Barbara Rosa -- William Bagley / Windy Manuelito 9-12 $290 Ernie Bristow / Robin Adams -- Peter Ploem / Kristin Cambas Carlos Cadena / Kirsten Fery -- Jason Meston / Camatha Groshong 13-16 $220 Zack Jackson / Samantha Bezates -- Ed Ambo / Jessica Aarhaus Phil Squires / Melissa Solis -- Robert Deacon Pike / Linda Cassella
Next up were Singles, with 8 divisions including the newly split Women’s Open, now the Women’sA and Women’s B. The Men’sB Singles got started Men’s B Singles 1st $1100 2nd $800 3rd $615 4th $465 5th/6th $350 7th/8th $265
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Monday evening at 6p with 290 entries and would end on Thursday evening with 2 left standing and the 1st place prize of $1100 on the line. Ramon Farias (TC) worked hard and got to the finals undefeated. Ramon took on Alex Blair (NPL) in the point match and sent him to the back side where he was denied a trip to the final and ended his journey in 3rd place ($615). Ramon first met Andy Dalbey (CPL) on the winner’s side and sent him down to try for another shot at him in the final. After Andy dispatched Alex, a seat in the final was his. After 6 games they were even. The hill game went to Andy who was looking for the double dip. The second time around was a repeat of the first, hill/hill. In the match game, Andy got off to a good start by running 6 balls before missing the 3-Ball. Ramon patiently worked through his balls as Andy just couldn’t get the 3-Ball off the table. Ramon finally pocketed the 8-Ball and claimed the title and $1100. Andy left with 2nd Place ($800). 9th-12th $200 13th-16th $155
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The Men’sA Singles got underway on Tuesday morning. 193 started play, eager and hopeful. Carlos Cadena (CC) was a man on a mission, losing only 9 games in six matches on his way to the final. Rod Bair (CC) had the same idea but by the time he got to Carlos, in the point match, Carlos was more than ready for him and sent him to the back side. Rod had a tough opponent in Sonny Redthunder (INL) but he really wanted another go at his league-mate so Sonny’s quest for a spot in the final ended and he went home in 3rd place ($740). Rod took the first game of the final. Carlos, mission in mind, answered by taking the next 4 games, and he was on the hill. Rod rallied and took the next game but that was as far as he would go. Rod happily accepted the 2nd place check for $1000. Carlos, mission accomplished, collected the $1375 1st place check and the title. Men’s A Singles 1st $1375 2nd $1000 3rd $740 4th $550 5th/6th $410 7th/8th $305 9th-12th $225 13th-16th $170
Carlos Cadena Rod Bair Lyle Redthunder Wes Hough Nathan Berlier Brian Englund James Brewer Keith Johnson Ed Slade Daniel Coffman Lonnie Varner Dave Butler Horacio Tafolla Gary Hoffman Jon Miller Paul Timmons
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The 1st Annual Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball Championships were born after much discussion and experimentation as to how to best showcase our premier players, Mary Coffman the GrandMasters. What began as the GrandMaster Challenges and evolved into a GrandMaster Singles Division has now, with support from Chinook Winds, become an event open to not only our own GrandMasters but to any players from anywhere with the hope that it would eventually attract professional pool players. Was this a good first step for this format? If the number of spectators enjoying these matches were any indication, we are hopeful. Only time will tell. The Men’s CWO Open kicked off with 48 men (7 GrandMasters, 41 Masters or below), many familiar faces, many not. After two days of ferocious play, Stan Tourangeau (LTD) went unbeaten to Stan Tourangeau the final. After losing his second match, Mike Stevens (NPL) worked his way all the way through the back side, one match away from the final. Tommy Rossi (CC) had other plans. He played Stan in the point match, lost that one and wanted a rematch with Stan. Mike’s CWO ended with a 3rd place finish and $1000. The first six games of the final went Tommy, Stan (Break/Run), Tommy, Stan, Tommy (Break/Run) and Stan (Break/Run with a jump to pocket the 8-Ball) and the score was 3-3. Game 7 started out with Tommy breaking, running 5 balls and fouling on the 9-Ball. Stan took over and ran out. (4-3) Stan broke in game 8, making 4 balls and, in spite of some problems along the way, completed the run out and was on the hill. (5-3) In game 9, Tommy broke, making a ball and ran off 4 balls before fouling on the 4-Ball when he went for a break out. Stan wasted no time completing his run and the match was over. Tommy fought the good fight and left in 2nd place ($1700). Stan, Men’s CWO Champion, pocketed $3000. The Women’s CWO had 13 entries, 7 GrandMasters and 6 Masters or below. Two GrandMasters met in the final. Mary Coffman (NPL) got there first. Former 2011 GrandMaster Challenge Champ, Linda Carter (PCGP) lost her first match and came all the way through the back side, hoping for another final and another title. Another former Champion, Cindy Sliva (NPL), fresh off a great showing at the Reno Bar Box the previous week, had the same plan and ended Linda’s quest in 3rd Place ($350). There would be a new Champion, however, as Mary refused to let Cindy get going and took the final by a score of 5-2 and collected the 1st place prize of $875.
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Women’s Chinook Winds Open Singles 1st $875 Mary Coffman 2nd $500 Cindy Sliva 3rd $350 Linda Carter 4th $250 Andrea Saenz-Maes Men’s Chinook Winds 1st $3000 2nd $1700 3rd $1000 4th $600 5th/6th $300 7th/8th $200 9th-12th $100
Stan Tourangeau Tommy Rossi Mike Stevens Steve Lingelbach Matt Horner, Clayton Foran Bobby Campbell, Nick Kruger Mike Deitchman, Mike Gwinn, Dave Schneider, Luke Thomas
The Women’s Senior Singles, with a bracket of only 8, may have lacked in numbers but not the desire to win. Sandra Frazier (LTD) and Aileen Bristow (NPL) played to the point match. Sandra won and waited to see if Aileen would come to the final from the back side for a rematch. Only Patty Hayes (CWY) stood in her way but Patty couldn’t stop Aileen. Patty finished in 3rd place ($50). The final was a hard fought, hill/hill match. Sandra came out the winner and collected $200 for her efforts. Aileen, in 2nd place, took home $100.
The new Women’sA and Women’sB divisions were created so the Open Women could be grouped with and compete against women of similar skill level and so all would have a chance to do well and get in the money. The first Women’sA Singles drew 78 women vying for the title and $750. Rebecca Slyter (CPL) and Lisa St. Claire (NPL) played to the point match with Rebecca going on to the final undefeated as Lisa went to the back side. Julie Stallings (EV) played to the final bracket before her first loss. She played four matches on the back side before coming up against Lisa for a possible trip to the final. Lisa, however, was determined to get her rematch with Rebecca and Julie finished in 3rd place ($375). Lisa and Rebecca both brought their A-games to the final, splitting the first two games (1-1). Lisa won the next two games, one with a table run (3-1) before Rebecca answered back with a table run of her own. (3-2) Lisa shut the door on the match with a win (4-2) and forced a deciding match. Rebecca got off to a good start, taking the first two games before Lisa dropped the hammer on her and won the next four games and the match. Rebecca, in 2nd place, earned $525 and Lisa, the first ever Women’sA Champion, left with $750.
Women’s Senior Singles 1st $200 Sandra Frazier 2nd $100 Aileen Bristow 3rd $50 Patty Hayes
Lisa St. Claire Women’s A Singles 1st $750 Lisa St. Claire 2nd $525 Rebecca Slyter 3rd $375 Julie Stallings 4th $270 CarlaJean Beers 5/6 $195 Cassie Francois, Mary Olney 7/8 $140 Kristin Cambas, Linda (Smitty) Smith 9-12 $100 Coleen Brower, Bonnie Russell, Julie Goodman, Alicia Foster 13-16 $70 Le Ann Russell, Stacy Moore-Moses, Rebecca Douglass, Bunny Williams
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The Women’sB Singles division was slightly larger than the A, with 84 entering. Newcomer Jessica Aarhaus (LTD) and long time player Windy Manuelito (COB) were undefeated until they met in the point match. Jessica won and was the first to get a spot in the final. Windy played Lisa Olson (CPL) to see who would represent the back side in the final. Lisa earned the spot and Windy settled for 3rd place ($275). Jessica was just too much for Lisa (2nd Place/$385) in the final, winning the match by a score of 4-1 and became the first Women’sB Champ and happily accepted the $550 first place check.
The 67 entrants in the Men’s Master Singles division all came to play. No one more so than the 2013 9-Ball Men’s Master Singles Champion, Miguel Morfin (LTD). Winning his first six matches, Miguel wasted no time getting to the final. Mike Stevens (NPL) and Adam Stromberg (LTD), played for the opportunity to get into the final with Miguel. Adam ended up in 3rd place ($625) and Mike had a chance to redeem himself after losing the point match to Miguel earlier. Miguel won the lag which would turn out to be crucial. The first three games were breaks
Women’s B Singles 1st $550 Jessica Aarhaus 2nd $385 Lisa Olson 3rd $275 Windy Manuelito 4th $200 Dara Koch 5th/6th $145 Angel Modaff Jessie Blayden 7th/8th $105 Diane Knapp Leontyne Davis 9th-12th $75 Lora Sharp Nashina Lesser Tina Tillett Teri Klyzek 13th-16th $55 Wendie Hamm Juli Dewalt Barbara Ekstrom Kari Stevens
There were 45 women entered in the Women’s Master Singles division. By Thursday night, only two were left to battle for the title. LTD’s Natalie Seal and CC’s Trisha Tipton played for the point with Natalie coming out on top 5-3. Tricia went to the back side and took on 1st time master INL’s Sheila Clark and held on for a rematch in the final. Sheila played well and proved she is a true master by taking 3rd place ($410). The final was almost a replay of the point match as Natalie beat Tricia (2nd place/$625) by a score of 5-2 and became the Women’s Master Champion ($950).
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Women’s Master Singles 1st $950 2nd $625 3rd $410 4th $270 5th/6th $175 7th/8th $115 9th-12th $75 13th-16th $50
Miguel Morfin Mike Stevens Adam Stromberg Tim Lezard Tom Brady Steve Lingelbach Greg Odal Paul Marquez Nick Kruger Pat Gamble Clark Smith Larry Nelson Peter Phillipe Bill Fuller Mark Fenn Dave Schneider
and runs (2-1 for Miguel). Game 4 was a safety game (15 safeties) going to Mike (2-2). Miguel answered back, winning the next two games, including a table run, after Mike’s dry break in game 6 (4-2). Mike won the next two games to even the match at 4-4 before the two split games 9 and 10 to get the match to hill/hill. Remember the lag? Miguel had the break in game 11 and he took full advantage of it by breaking and running out to win the match and collect his second title and the winner’s check for $1475. Mike could only watch. (2nd place and $960)
Natalie Seal Patricia Tipton Sheila Clark Susan Preston Christy Barsky, Phyllis Laderer Shari Ross, Nancy Measor Deby Welfringer, Larenda Davis, Molly Oliver, Mary Silva-West Bonnie Mahaffey, Jessica Orth, Darcy Williams, Jocelyn Liu
By Wednesday, all the remaining divisions were on the tables. Men’s Senior Singles fielded 59 wily veterans, all no strangers to competition and all looking forward to the challenge. Ray Galli (CPL) showed his stuff by getting to the final undefeated. Ernie Omori, who played Ray for the point, could not get past two time runner up, Sonny Boggs (PCGP) and finished in 3rd place ($305). Sonny was in the final for the third straight time but hoping for a different result this time. The final started out with the men trading the first 4 games (2-2). Ray controlled the match from that point on, taking the next 3 games, the crown and the 1st place check for $600. Sonny, a bridesmaid once again, collected $425 and will no doubt spend the next few months wondering just what he has to do to get over that final hurdle.
Men’s Master Singles 1st $1475 2nd $960 3rd $625 4th $410 5th/6th $270 7th/8th $180 9th-12th $115 13th-16th $75
Men’s Senior Singles 1st $600 2nd $425 3rd $305 4th $215 5th/6th $155 7th/8th $110 9th-12th $80 13th-16th $55
Ray Galli Sonny Boggs Ernie Omori Ernie Bristow Linn Petty Bob Green Owen Miller Ron Shelton Bill Ermatinger Peter Ploem Don Wilmoth Steve Pulido Dave Heron Randy Sterling Alan Buck Dennis Heine
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The Teams filled the room starting with the Men’s/Mixed Open Team division at 9am on Friday with 77 teams. WWA’ s Funky Bunch (Chris Alderman, Bruch Gojetia, Mark Goodwin, David Overbo, James Schweiger) played through some tough matches to reach the finals unbeaten. CC’s Team Road House (Bill Armstrong, Phil Bremer, Carlos Cadena, Jason Grijalva, Eric Soumokil) handled every team they played except LTD’s Soundview Bar & Grill II (Cody Clark, Keith Johnson, Mitch Kimball, Ed Slade, Ken Wilson) who sent them to the back side in round 5 and later ended their tournament in 3rd Place ($1775). Soundview B&G went on to the final against Funky Bunch but this time with the opposite result. Funky Bunch won their first meeting in the point match 13-8 and repeated that win in the final by the same score to take the title and $2900. Men’s/Mixed Open Teams 1st
2nd $2,275 3rd $1,775 4th $1,400 5/6 $1,100 7/8 $850 9-12 $650 13-16 $525
Funky Bunch: (photo #5)
Chris Alderman, Bruch Gojetia, Mark Goodwin, David Overbo, James Schweiger
Soundview Bar & Grill II: Cody Clark, Damian Cordel, Keith Johnson, Ed Slade, Ken Wilson Team Road House,: Bill Armstrong, Phil Bremer, Carlos Cadena, Jason Grijalva, Eric Soumokil Highlands Survivors: Dan Beltran, Al Carver, Linn Petty, Steven Richmond, Bill Wright Idle Hour II: Dan Alexenko, Paul Bagshaw, Eric Baird, Gary Maxwell, Chad Spencer Pauli G’s: Bill (BJ) Copeland, Homero Flores, Martin Peters, Glen Roy, Jim Walters Good Ol Boys: Terry Bayne, Tony Claro, Paul Gronillo, Rick McGuire, Francisco Silva DRED: Ed Ambo, Ben Dwan, Jack Kiske, Toshi Moriguchi, Thomas Mott Al OH Pcues: Paul Allers, Larry Binchus, Bob Green, Cunch Hassler, Ryan Skaggs DJ Cues: Travis Gutcher, Vernon Joe, Dave Jones, Brent Kirschenmann, Arnold Rapanan
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The Men’s/Mixed B Teams also started Friday morning with 68 Teams. CPL’s The Replacements (Josh Eschright, Mark Griffin, Corey Patterson, James Smith, AJ Summer) survived a hill/hill match with Regulators NPL (RJ (Ryan) Covey, Jon Dollor, Dwayne Larsen, Gary Rothgeb, Daniel Sardoncillo) to secure their spot in the final. The Regulators NPL had to play NPL’s Crazy 8’s (Manuel Arceo, Isaac Dally, Jesse Garner, Steve Sandberg, Jim Savidge) and win to get their rematch. The Crazy 8’s couldn’t quite hold them down and left in 3rd place ($1275). The final was almost a double dip but The Replacements came back from a first final round loss (911) to turn the tables on The Regulators NPL (2nd place/$1600) and take the title by the same 11-9 score and collect $2100. Men’s/Mixed B Teams
1st $2,100 The Replacements: (photo #4) Josh Eschright, Mark Griffin, Corey Patterson, James Smith, AJ Summer 2nd $1,600 Regulators (NPL): RJ (Ryan) Covey, Jon Dollor, Dwayne Larsen, Gary Rothgeb, Daniel Sardoncillo 3rd $1,275 CRAZY 8’s: Manuel Arceo, Issac Dally, Jesse Garner, Steve Sandberg, Jim Savidge 4th $1,000 Strokers & Pokers: John Bixby, Robert Ingram, Rich Irving, Bruch Thompson, Mike Trowbridge, Brent Warner 5/6 $775 Killer Bees : Jason Bennett, Andrew Dalbey, Steve Hestmark, Nick Jordan, Evan Smelser Bad Company: Dave Cremers, Travis Gilbert, Martin Greig, Joe Rush, Steve Sessums 7/8 $600 Danny’s Midway B & G: Cary Bennett, Douglas Giles, Charles Irwin, Al Miller, Peter Steele Flamin’ Eights: Cleveland Harris, Brookman Holmes, Adam Jelinski, Clifford Maxson, Matt McInnis 9-12 $450 The Springers: Anthony Boise, George Boise, Jason Freeman, Clinton Smith, Alfred Wolfe Felt Good Again: Run Butts, Curt Clippard, Matt Lindsey, Jim Long, Bob Warnock, Bob Yutzie Jill’s Bus Boys: Cisco Cabello, Larry Draper, Q Robertson, Brice Waters, Jill Wison The Solid B’s: Mungo Becker, Tony Beggs, Sharon Bledsoe, Chris Dries, Robert Vining
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Ernie’s Elimators: Brian Anderson, Scott Baber, Jason Hess, Don Pickinpaugh, Mike Sels
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There were 15 Women’s Master Teams seeking the title and the $2000 1st place check. Pool Tourettes (Kim Jones, Jocelyn Liu, Susan Preston, Shari Ross) and Despicable Us (Carissa Biggs, Shirley Morgan, Barb Thompson, Ann Zack) played for the point, with Pool Tourettes winning that match by a score of 13-7. Despicable Us went to the back side for one match against Gate Keepers (Karla Bagley-Tias, Josie Balius, Natasha Hook, Andrea Saenz-Maes), winning by a score of 13-9, sending the Gate Keepers home in 3rd place/$620 as they went on to the final and a rematch with Pool Tourettes. This time around, Despicable Us (2nd place/$1100) was only able to win 6 games and Pool Tourettes captured the title and $2000. Women’s Master Teams 1st $2,000 Pool Tourette’s: (photo #3) Kim Jones, Jocelyn Liu, Susan Preston, Shari Ross 2nd $1,100 Despicable Us: Carissa Biggs, Shirley Morgan, Barb Thompson, Ann Zack 3rd $620 Gate Keepers: Karla Bagley-Tias, Josie Balius, Natasha Hook, Andrea Saenz-Maes 4th $320 Rack Attack: Mary Coffman, Sherri Griffin, Suwannah Matarazzo, Julie Valdez 5/6 $200 Leave it to Beaver: Melanie Elder, Molly Oliver, Cindy Sliva, Deby Welfringer NPL Chix: Cindy Doty, Catherine Gamble, Rosie Jensen, Diane Krause The last of the team divisions was the Men’s/Mixed Master Teams, with a field of 18 teams. Continuing the trend, the point match would be a preview of the final. Malarkeys 2 (Bobby Campbell, Eddie Mataya, Miguel Morfin, Junior Sardoncillo, JohnTe) and Good Shot Dummies (Mike Deitchman, Rich Geiler, Paul Marquez, Bob Olson, Cedric Sloan) played for the point, with Malarkeys 2 going on to the final. Fabulous 5 (Chad Bisconer, Nick Kruger, Tim Lezard, Terry McDonnell, Stan Tourangeau) gave it their all but came up a little short and had to settle for 3rd place and $1200. Good Shot Dummies held off Malarkeys 2 13-5 and looked good for the double dip and almost got there. However, Malarkeys 2 begged to differ, taking the hard fought final match of the Championships by a score of 13-10 and were the last Champions crowned ($2800).
With 44 teams, the Women’s Open Team division, got underway Saturday morning. LTD’s Sea Gals (Jessica Aarhaus, Rimma Gounares, Stacy Moore-Moses, Le Ann Russell) were undefeated and waited for an opponent in the final. NPL’s NPL Gals (Robin Adams, Dara Koch, Jordan Oakes, Brandy Phillips) took on CPL’s No Balls All Game (Kim Allen, Kirsten Fery, Linda Smith, Jennifer Windell) but lost 3-9 and finished in 3rd place ($880). No Balls All Game would have another crack at the Sea Gals (having lost to them in the point match). The Sea Gals held off a tough No Balls All Game (2nd/$1200) squad by the score of 11-9 to capture the title and $1600. Women’s Open Teams (photo #2) 1st $1,600 Sea Gals: Jessica Aarhaus, Rimma Gounares, Stacy Moore-Moses, Le Ann Russell 2nd $1,200 No Balls All Game: Kim Allen, Kirsten Fery, Linda Smith, Jennifer Windell 3rd $880 NPL Gals: Robin Adams, Dara Koch, Jordan Oakes, Brandy Phillips 4th $640 Ranch 3½ Ladies: Tracy Brachtenbach, Amelia Farrell, Patty Hayes, Kim Miller 5/6 $460 Player’s 8Ball Nana: Coleen Brower, Sherri Denke, Barbara Ekstrom, Angelic Veliz Dangerous Chix: Alfreda Amyotte, Kristin Cambas, Rachael Howe, Katie Sullivan 7/8 $340 Hoop’s Shooters: Cassie Epperson, Trina Kessel, Mary Suave, Elbert Woody Chix With Stix: Debbi Owings, Lynnette Perez, Catherine Price, Jessica Young 9-12 $260 Parkin’ Whitey: Adrianne Beach, Elaine Eberly, Fran Johnson, Carol Mellors Black Diamonds: Linda Cassella, Mehealani Coila, Linda Thompson, Colleen Warner Toadstool BS Spoilers: Kimberly Cope, Terra Frei, Jenny Lott, Suzanne Mackey The Racketts: Jill Brown, Cari Calvert, Mariena Gardner, Ginger Kartchner, Kate Morrell 13-16 $200 Chris’ Cougars: Sheila Aldrich, Jamie Dunn, Candy Knutson, Lorrie Richards Billy’s Bull Pen: Jackie Cantrall, Cathy Dunford, Joyce Robinson, Kim Scott Pine Tree: Cathy Earley, Cindy Nieznalski, Cindy Perry, Traci Wahl Best of the Rest: Susan Atkins, Melinda Gerber, Windy Manuelito, Pearl VanPelt
Men’s/Mixed Master Teams 1st $2,800 Makarkeys 2: (photo #1) Bobby Campbell, Eddie Mataya, Miguel Morfin, Junior Sardoncillo, JohnTe 2nd $1,800 Good Shot Du mmies: Mike Deitchman, Rich Geiler, Paul Marquez, Bob Olson, Cedric Sloan 3rd $1,200 Fabulous 5: Chad Bisconer, Nick Kruger, Tim Lezard, Terry McDonnell, Stan Tourangeau 4th $725 Team Hustlin: Randy Baker, Creigh Dumo, Brad Gowin, Tommy Rossi, Luke Thomas 5/6 $450 Monumental: Clay Belvoir, Marvin Holmes, Sean Lewis, Dan Louie, Kevin Ross Pigs Might Fly: Jimmy Brown, Dom Cardoso, John Evans, Russ Hodgin, David Scarth WBCA (continued on page 25)
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theShot Glass Gordon Boyd Memorial
The 2nd Annual Gordon Boyd Pool Tournament was held on March 21-22 of this year at The Shot Glass in Orofino, Idaho. There were fifteen teams participating in this annual event. On Friday evening of the tournament, we held mini-tournaments throughout the night. This allowed all the participants to get acquainted and get their feel of our pool tables. We had all four of the tables going throughout the evening.
also made repairs on any personal cues for our customers. Jim donated one of his custom pool cues to raffle during the tournament. The raffle was won by Carl Young of Orofino. Congratulations to Carl and many thanks to Jim for all he did during the tournament. All of the participants were exceptional players and we witnessed some great shots made by the contestants. I would like to thank everyone for their courteous manner and sportsmanship during the tournament.
The winners at the end of the tournament were 1st Place-Tony Etchechoury and Gerry Brabeck of Coeur dâ€™ Alene, ID. They each took home a plaque and split $775.00; 2nd Place-Jay Are Gallegos of Lewiston, ID and Tony Waters of Moscow, ID. Each received a plaque and split $525.00; 3rd Place-Marty Stettler of Kooskia, ID and Kevin Davis of Pocatello, ID. They each received a plaque and split $345.00. Congratulations to all the winner ofthis tournament.
The tournament is held yearly in memory of Gordon Boyd, the previous owner of the Shot Glass. He loved and played the game of pool every chance he got and usually had his pool cue with him wherever he went. Every morning he would have players at the tables playing pool, laughing and joking amongst themselves and just enjoying each others company. Many pool tournaments were held at the Shot Glass while under his ownership. He also participated in the league games. We thought the tournaments would be a fitting tribute to his memory and it has been very well received by the players who participate.
Jim Pierce of Pocatello, ID brought his lathe and examples of his custom made pool cues. He makes awesome pool cues and they were indeed very beautiful. He
The Shot Glass now serves food along with our wide range of beverages, from soda pop to liquor drinks. The kitchen was opened in February of this year and has been very well received by our loyal customers and drop-ins alike. We serve various selections of burgers and the regular bar appetizers. This fall the Shot Glass will be hosting a Scotch Double Tournament for anyone who wishes to participate. Watch The Break magazine for dates and time. We look forward to a big turnout and watching the skills of the pool players in the Pacific Northwest. Open 8am - 2am Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3-6pm
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The 2nd Chance Tournaments were taking place as the singles and team play wound down and tables became available. Many thanks to Ryan Huntoon and his crew for keeping these events organized. Here are the results for the no fee (free) 2nd Chance: Men’s Master Singles: Ken Bower (WWA) Men’sA Singles: Jose Velazquez (SWI) Men’sB Singles: Al Miller (LTD) Men’s Senior Singles: Eddie Dinglason (MTV) Women’s Master Singles: Julie Valdez (LTD) Women’sA Singles: Debi Hollander-Haney (UMP) Women’sB Singles: Tracey Cunningham (CPL) Men’s/Mixed Open Teams: Rollin’ - Brandon Crum, Donny Fowler, Gary Hoffman, Bob Red, and JR Willis (EV) Men’s/Mixed B Teams: Corner Pocket 4 - Stan Beard, Steve Dugan, Nate Dunford, Angela Gibson and Steve Gibson (NPL) Women’s Open Teams: Black Star Hot Shots - Casey Bowers, Barbara Gates, Stacy Medina, Barbara Saul and Theresa Twedt (WWA) Here are the results for the paid 2nd Chance: Men’s Master Singles: Jim Masterman (LTD) Men’sA Singles: Cody Clark (LTD) Men’sB Singles: Mike Ritter (TC) Women’s OpenA/B: Amy Horan (SLC/LINC) Winners of the Chinook Wind’s cash drawing of Winners Circle Card Numbers (entry forms): $250 - Patrick Kyle (LTD) $150 - Joe Parkinson (NPL) $100 - Chad Spencer (UMP) Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner of a 5 night stay at one of Horizon Rentals® fabulous vacation rentals - Susie Walker (SWI). Enough cannot be said about all the Western BCA dedicated volunteers that work literally all year round to make this event a success, especially our President, Darcy Williams, who keeps us all on point. Many, many thanks to Chinook Winds for providing our wonderful venue, Steve Marker and his Tournament Officials, Darryl Farley and his crew of Referees, Cathy Dunford and the Payout staff, Robbin Iredale and the best Podium Staff possible, Mike Jensen (CWO TD/Special Events), Dayle Stroup (Western BCA Store) and the list goes on. Did you know that you don’t have to be a pool player to volunteer? We are lucky to have several who help out for no other reason than they enjoy the players and the atmosphere even though they don’t play: Cindy and Wayne Timmins, Melissa Olsen and Keith and Deb Anderson (Payouts) and Jessica Davidson (Store). And that about wraps up these championships. New Champions, new friends, renewed rivalries and we’ll do it all again in October at the 9-Ball Championships.
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2014 PartyPoker Mosconi Cup
Wilson names USA Squad by: Luke Riches FOLLOWING ON from his appointment in January, 2014 USA PartyPoker Mosconi Cup captain MARK WILSON today names his squad of eight players who will be tasked with winning pool’s most prestigious team trophy for the first time since 2009. Wilson has opted for a blend of experience and youth and his eight-man squad will be reduced down to the five who will travel to Blackpool, England at the end of November to contest the 21st annual Mosconi Cup. Head of the pack and named as one of his two vice-captains is SHANE VAN BOENING, who will be making his eighth appearance in the event. The 30 year-old South Dakota native said, "I have been looking forward to another chance to win in the biggest setting. Winning is what I am focused on every day, and I want this one more than ever.” Wilson added, “Any reasonable person who was building a new team would look to have Shane to build around given his professionalism and success. Even more importantly, his character and principles are just the thing for new players to emulate. He sets a great example, and I expect to rely on him for leadership this year. Looking to make his second appearance in the Mosconi Cup after being a member of the team that successfully retained the trophy in 2006 is ‘Mr 400’ JOHN SCHMIDT. The 40 year old, now residing in
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California, is the oldest member of the squad and is thrilled at the prospect, "Being chosen for this Team USA and the chance to play for a Mosconi Cup is the most humbling experience and the biggest honor of my life." Looking to make his eighth appearance is Prince of Pool, COREY DEUEL, who is hoping to add to his three Mosconi Cup wins. "The last time that I played was the last time that the US won and I have some new ideas to offer for preparation of this year's team - concepts that I will share with every team member. The Blackpool venue is so inspiring that I can hardly wait for December." The fourth member of the squad is 30 year-old BRANDON SHUFF who received a Mosconi Cup baptism of fire at the York Hall on his only previous appearance in 2012. "This guy has a ton of heart along with a great work ethic, and will be primed for a great year,” said Wilson. “He puts himself out there by playing many events throughout the US and I am pleased to have him on the team." The first of the potential debutants is the highly-rated JUSTIN HALL, the 26 year-old from Palm Harbor, Florida. A proven champion at both banks and onepocket, Hall is determined to take his chance, “I always wanted to make the Mosconi Cup team, and now that the opportunity is here, I will further intensify my training. I love being under pressure
to perform and am looking forward to both the challenge to make the final five, and the opportunity to win on the biggest stage." Another Mosconi Cup veteran hoping to return to the fray is California’s OSCAR DOMINGUEZ, who was part of 2009’s winning team on his only other appearance. "The pinnacle of my career was the 2009 Mosconi Cup victory; it was quite an amazing experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the team in 2014,” said Dominguez. The second rookie in the squad is 26 yearold JUSTIN BERGMAN who hails from Fairview Heights in Illinois. Justin has many regional victories and one major tournament win in the One Pocket division at the Southern Classic in 2012. Bergman added, "I have only dreamed of ever making Team USA and going to the Mosconi Cup. I have been very dedicated the last couple of years and feel that I am improving and getting results. This is the next step." The final piece in the Team USA jigsaw puzzle is Connecticut-based rookie JEREMY SOSSEI. One of the strongest players in the northeast, he has many regional tournament victories, and strong showings against some of the best players in the world. The 34 year-old said, "Getting the call to possibly represent the USA in the Mosconi Cup has been a dream come true. I'm ecstatic! I've been working hard on my game the last couple of years and I believe I'm ready. With team work we can get the Cup back." As well as Shane Van Boening, Mark Wilson has named DON WARDELL MD as his second ViceCaptain. The 60 year-old is a practicing physician with a passion for billiards. Wardell has a strong interest in billiards history, sports medicine, training techniques, and biomechanics. He will be assisting Mark Wilson throughout the preparation over the coming months as well as in Blackpool when the event gets underway.
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Great tournament! Great Ladies! Results of the Ladies $200 added 9 ball Tournament held here at Kolby’s, Saturday the 29th! It was a great day for 24 wonderful woman players to enjoy friendly competition on 7’ Diamond tables . Beautiful Ladies, every one of them, traveled from Portland, Eugene, Springfield and the Salem area to draw their sticks and compete for $560 in prize money! Congratulations to Salem’ s own Jill Wilson securing 4th place and $55.00. 3rd place and $110 was awarded to Eileen Madden of Eugene, way to go Eileen!
2nd place and $170 was earned by Elizabeth Jensen of Portland, nice play Elizabeth! And $225 and 1st place was secured by Linda Fuller. Linda, we don’t know where you traveled from but girl, you can play! Thank you ladies for allowing us to host this 9 ball tournament, to enjoy your wonderful music selections, and observe some of the best play around! Once again Congratulations Ladies!! (l to r) Eileen Madden, Linda Fuller, Elizabeth Jensen, and Jill Wilson
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Saratoga, WyomingRodney Morris recently posted on his Facebook to his fans that he is going to show the world he is still a force to be reckoned with. And he has. The 7th Annual Andy Cloth Wyoming Open consists of 3 Pro Events as well as 3 Divisions for amateurs. Morris has already won 2 of the 3 tournaments including a whitewashing of USA’s #1 Shane Van Boening. The 3 day Rocky Mountain pool extravaganza is taking place now and is widely considered to be the most anticipated tournament that players in this part of America looks forward to each year. Event promoter E.J. Glode manages to bring players of all levels nationwide to Saratoga, including some of the biggest names in the sport. The event is co-promoted by Dragon Promotions and is renowned to be the biggest pool event in the state drawing over 150 players. From beginner, intermediate, expert and pro/open level tournaments will all be available. The event is sponsored by widely popular Andy Cloth, Pechauer Cues, and Master Chalk. Local partners include Duke’s Bar & Grill, the Hotel Wolf & Restaurant, and the Riviera Lodge with all events coordinated by Shively Hardware. In the 10-Ball Masters, Morris took down Charlie Williams 6-4 in the opening match, and then defeated his next three opponents including Spain’s Marc Vidal. It now came down to the reigning US Open 10-Ball Champion vs the reigning US Open 9-Ball Champion. Facing Van Boening who earlier eliminated Mexico’s new champion Ruben Bautista, Morris was just too hot to handle as he blanked Shane 6-0 for the title. In the game of Saratoga which combines 8-Ball and 9-Ball together, Morris went undefeated until he ran into Ruben Bautista who defeated him. Deuel was taking to the new game well as he defeated Charlie Williams and eventually Van Boening in the hot seat. Morris cameback with a vengeance on the one loss side and avenged himself against Bautista, defeated Van Boening again, and then edged Deuel in the finals 9-7 to win the second event in a row. Today will be the final day and it comes down to the 8-Ball Division of the Andy Cloth Wyoming Open. Can Morris win all 3 events? We will soon see!
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TAP RALLY TAP, Pools Amateur Tour held their Rally in Edison, NJ Dream Team and Singles competitions in conjunction with Allen Hopkins’ Productions Super Billiards Expo. Players from the USA and Canada came to The New Jersey Expo Center, which hosted the largest TAP event and the largest consumer oriented billiards trade-show in the world.
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This 18th Annual Rally Event for TAP, Pools Amateur Tour kicked off with Registration into the event starting Wednesday night. Thursday morning the TAP National Meeting was held at the Sheraton in Edison in which TAP Licensees all met with the corporate office of TAP to go over all the new and exciting things TAP is going to bring to the player in 2014. Thursday afternoon, TAP’s Corporate office, the Schonter family and the TAP Family of Licensees and Players showed their respects to their beloved Founder and CEO Loyd Schonter, with a speech given by Kristen Schonter, Loyd’s Wife and TAP CAO and Celeste Schonter, Loyd’s Sister and TAP CAO. A slideshow memorialized the life of Mr. Schonter from his childhood, family, Kristen and his family, the start of TAP and the many years following with his management team, staff and licensees throughout the years, industry leaders of which he had relationships with, and the last event the TAP Nationals in Chicago, IL. Many spoke with the memorial coming full circle of the Schonters, Kristen, Celeste and Chuck dedicating and declaring the TAP battlecry, we will TAP ON ! Players entered the singles events which kicked off on Thursday night, under the 25th year Anniversary of TAP, which 2014 is. 8 and 9 Ball Dream Team events kicked off the morning of Friday, March 14th with the Round Robin to Single Elimination Format. Winners were awarded starting Friday night in singles events and went through to Sunday in which all events finished up. TAP would like to Thank McDermott Cues, our cue sponsor, who has been with us through this and many other events and unforturnately has also suffered the loss of their founder as well, Jim McDermott. We appreciate you and our association with you. POV Daniel Busch for Livestreaming the event, doing interviews and various other promotional activities. We’d like to thank AZ Billiards, Pool and Billiards Digest, Professor Cue Ball, Billiards Digest, and several other media outlets for your releases and ads in your publications dedicated to Loyd. And as always, Allen Hopkins and his staff who TAP was happy to work with again this year to make it all happen. The Schonter Family/Corporate Office and Events Director Kelly Nace and all TAP Tournament Staff which is comprised of Licensees work hard year after year to produce the highest quality
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FAT ALBERTS - 8 BALL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP OVERALL WINNERS FROM EAST COAST TAP, NEW JERSEY
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EDISON, NJ BREAKING BAD BEST OF THE REST FROM JERSEY BO BRACKET WINNER YS TAP NJ billiard events for players across the country. We proudly announce the winners of this years event/s…. Fat Alberts – Elite 8 Ball Dream Team Champions Murphy’s Law – Championship 8 Ball Dream Team Champions Breaking Bad – Best of the Rest 8 Ball Dream Team Champions Team Stupid – 9 Ball Dream Team Champions 2 Singles Winner – Dottie Lavigne, Ohio 3 Singles Winner – Lawrence Burgess, Pennsylvania 4 Singles Winner – John Howard, New Jersey 5 Singles Winner – Kyle Bubet, New Jersey 6 Singles Winner – Rick Barrette, Massachusetts 7 Singles Winner – Fred Schneider, New York
JOHN HO 4 SINGLESWARD FROM JER CHAMPION SEY BOYS TAP, NJ
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We are gearing up towards a very exciting year…..We would like to invite all the women out there who play pool to joins us this year for an thrilling season. . For the first time we will start our season by adding a combination 8 Ball – 9 Ball Event…. We want to welcome new and returning players and the sponsors to the 2014 Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour. The first stop of the tour is right around the corner. Mark the dates in your calendars’ and come compete against the best in our area. We are going back to Reno to a renovated pool hall under new owner and management. One of our favorite stops; The Broken Rack will be at a brand new location, and we have added another stop in December and a new sponsor; Diamond Billiards in Modesto. Buffalo Billiards was one of our new sponsors last year and they are back in our sponsor roster. Our core sponsor Hard Times will be hosting our Kick off event. 1st Stop May 24/25 (Kick off event – Hard Times - Sacramento) 2nd Stop June 14/15 (Buffalo’s Silver Cue Ultra Lounge - Reno) 3rd Stop August 16/17 (Hard Times-Sacramento) 4th Stop Sept 13/14 (Buffalo Billiards-Petaluma) 5th Stop Oct 18/19 (The Broken Rack-Emeryville) 6th Stop Nov 16/17 (Family Billiards-San Francisco) 7th Stop Dec 13/14 (Diamond Billiards-Modesto) We would also like to acknowledge our returning 2014 committee members: Eleanor Callado, Tournament Participant, Cony Mendoza, Tournament Coordinator, League Co-owner and Director of Diablo Valley Pool Leagues in the Contra Costa area and Sponsor of the tour, Stephanie Hefner Tournament Participant, Kevin Yi and Eric Harada. We would like to welcome past participant Emilyn Callado to the board. She will be managing registration as well as the Tournament Board. We want to wish Linda Silva the best and we thank her for years of commitment to this tour.
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During the break of TWCWT 11 of its participants competed at the WPBA Regional Tour Championship held at Bull Shooters, in Phoenix, AZ. this past January 16-19. On an exciting round robin format 64 players showed up from many different states to compete. There were 8 groups composed of 8 players. Top two of each group would move on to the second round. For some of them it was the first time and for a few of them it was their second time. The group enjoyed the competition, the level of play, the organization of the event and the camaraderie amongst all. Lynn Donner, Kim Benson, Deborah Cullen , Teresa Teague, Ginger Bowen, Jessica Skye, Deirdre Li Eleanor Callado, Shawn Modelo, Minnie Tayaotao and Stephanie Hefner. In the end Shawn and Stephanie finished in the top 16, taking home $140 and placing 19th-24th. Congrats to all. We are looking forward to next year’s RTC and are preparing to send our best players to represent. As always, we want to thank our regular sponsors for 2014: Tony Kalamdaryan, President of Tiger products, Mark Griffith of Magic Rack Don Akerlow of On The Break News, Cony and Tina Mendoza of Diablo Valley Pool Leagues. Our room sponsors are: Karen Markulis of Hard Times Billiards, Sacramento Jason Hunt from Buffalo’s Silver Cue Ultra Lounge - Reno Lee Simon of Buffalo Billiards, Petaluma Wayne Boucher of The Broken Rack, Emeryville. Delbert Wong of Family Billiards, San Francisco. Geof from Diamond Billiards in Modesto If you enjoy women’s pool, please support the rooms and businesses that support our sport.The Live streaming will be done by Denise Domingo and the massages services will be provided by Eilen Hanshaw Come out and join the fun. Women of all skill levels are welcome. Visit our website http://www.twcwt.com/index.html and our face book page Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour for more information.
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CSI NEWS Live Streaming & Video Capability
CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (March 6, 2014) – CSI is proud to announce that it will begin live streaming its own events, Podcasts, challenge matches, instructional content, and much more. Previously, live streaming and video recording of CSI content was done by The Action Report (TAR) as a collaborative effort with CSI. Moving forward, this will be an internal capability. CSI tournaments, Podcasts, challenge matches, instructional content, and other video content will be viewable from the CSI live streaming page, CSI Ustream channel, or CSI YouTube channel. Please stay tuned and look for the new enhancements to our online presence in the coming months. CSI Website: http://www.playcsipool.com/Home.aspx CSI Live Streaming Page: http://www.playcsipool.com/LiveStreaming.aspx CSI Ustream Channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cuesports-international CSI YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBRGZemSuj6k30FMQf4nJw
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Recently, CSI has received a repeat question – can anyone play in the BCA Pool League (BCAPL) National Championships? The answer is a definite YES! There is a general misconception that a person must be in a BCAPL league in order to compete in the National Championships. This is false. Anyone can purchase a “Player Membership” for just $25 and be eligible to compete in various singles and doubles events depending on their BCAPL ranking.
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In an effort to provide more opportunities for all players CSI has added a new event, the 10-Ball Challenge, to the BCAPL National Championships schedule! By adding this event, there are now three back-to-back events that are open to everyone! Each of these are played on 7-foot tables. 9-Ball Challenge: July 16-17, double elimination, race to 7, $135 entry 10-Ball Challenge: July 18-19, double elimination, race to 7, $135 entry Grandmaster 8-Ball: July 20-22, double elimination, race to 9, $235 entry
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Justin Collett joins CSI CSI is proud to announce that Justin Collett, an original founder of The Action Report (TAR), is now the new CSI Media Manager. In his new role, Collett’s responsibilities will include CSI live streaming, recorded content management, print ad development, website graphics, YouTube channel management, Facebook pages management, and much more. Over the last seven years as the face of TAR, Collett has been the industry leader in live streaming of billiards events and has built an impeccable reputation of customer service and quality. In that time, TAR produced 39 challenge matches featuring many of the best players on the planet with unique formats and stunning quality. With this move, CSI can now consolidate many previously outsourced activities and better control its product. Additionally, Collett brings a wealth of industry knowledge and relationships that will allow CSI to strengthen its position. Please join us in welcoming Justin Collett to the CSI team!
As an added incentive for players to make the trip and compete in all three of these events, we have also added an option called the “Triple Play.” By registering for the Triple Play, you are automatically registered for all three events at a $55 discount! Note: if you are not a BCAPL league member, no problem! Simply purchase a “Player Membership” for just $25 and be eligible to compete in these and other singles and doubles events. Sign-up before June 3, 2014 to avoid any late fees.
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Taylor Reynolds FULL NAME: Taylor Reynolds HOME TOWN: Winslow BIRTH DATE: 5/25/1997 GRADE: Senior GPA: 3.2 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Tj’s Classic Billiards WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? J Pechauer Custom Cues AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 6 LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: 2010 NE Seacoast Women’s 9-Ball Champion, 2011 Maine State 8-Ball Women’s Champion, 2011 BEF Junior National 9Ball Champion, 14-and-under girls division, 3 season MVP in the Tj’s MARBL Eightball League OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: Featured on the cover of Inside Pool Magazine July/August 2010 Represented USA in the 2011 WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Kielce, Poland MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: When I was 9 my parents had just bought our pool hall and were having their first pro event (Joss Tour). My mom put me in it and no one thought I had a chance and I ended up winning my first match hill-hill with everyone at Tj’s watching and cheering me on. SPONSOR(S): J Pechauer Custom Cues, Total Amusements & Tj’s Classic Billiards FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Cars, Aerosmith HOBBIES: Basketball, Uno & Rail Rush FAVORITE POOL GAME: 8 ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Alex Pagulayan FAVORITE FOOD: Lobster FICTIONAL HERO: Kronk (Emperor’s New Groove) REAL-WORLD HERO: Chickenman FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: The year I was in third grade my parents took my sister and I from Maine to California and back by van and we stopped at all the National Parks. My favorites were Niagra Falls, Yellowstone and seeing the redwood trees in California. GOALS (personal and/or career): Graduate this year with honors. Hopefully get accepted into Lindenwood University where I can join my other friends on the Billiards Team. Earn a four year degree in something that i’m going to enjoy. I’d love spend some time in New York City for a couple years. ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? My favorite color is purple. During the summer I like to water ski. I once caught a shark while fishing in the Keys. Until the age of 12 I was too short to get on a roller coaster. My Chinese symbol is the Buffalo.
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Viper: How do you prepare for events? Joey: I love to run to clear my head and practice constantly. Also competing with my best friend Chip Compton helps a lot. Viper: What was the best advice you were ever given? Joey: You have to be got in order to get. Viper: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Joey: Definitely winning, but I love the intensity of a close match. Viper: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be?
(continued from page 15) however. This is supposed to be a challenge. Break fewer balls. Instead of a full 8-ball rack, rack a 9-ball version of the game (4 solids, 4 stripes, 8-ball). Instead of a 9-ball rack, rack 7 balls (standard 7-ball rack). After each shot, allow yourself to move the cue ball one hand-span in any direction. If that is too easy, only allow yourself to do this once or twice. Allow a certain number of misses. This downgrades the Ghost to a lower level player, essentially. I don’t really like this variation, but some people enjoy it. Allow yourself to take ball in hand one time during the course of your run-out. However, if you miss or foul, you still lose. Are you a straight pool player? Instead of a loss, give yourself a penalty for every miss. For example, during a race to 100, when you miss, the Ghost gets 10 balls. Essentially, you are playing a game of singleplayer straight pool, with 9 allowed misses. Giving the Ghost points, however, adds an element of pressure that forces you to concentrate. If playing the ghost just isn’t your cup of tea, then
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Joey: Keep your head on straight and I have learned what not to do from lots of people. Pay attention to what you can learn from a lot from dumb people, lol… Viper: What’s your Favorite game? Joey: I love is playing One-Pocket to death its my passion, but I am getting back into rotation and I hope to take it to the next level soon. A special “Thank-you” to Joey for taking time out of his busy schedule to participate in my “Ask the Viper”. Till next month, you can find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/melissalittleakatheviper
simply keep track of your misses, and play a set of 5 racks. Your total number of misses becomes your “handicap,” much like golf. Over time, your goal is to reduce that number. Compare with your friends to see who is the best! There are other ways to challenge yourself than playing the Ghost, of course. One of my favorites is Fargo (http://tinyurl.com/fargorules). Playing the Ghost is a very aggressive form of pool, and it doesn’t work on every aspect of your game. It doesn’t allow for the incorporation of safeties, for example. But it does take some of the tedium out of your practice sessions. Pool is supposed to be fun. Unless you are a professional, practicing 8 hours per day, you are most likely not going to enjoy shooting 500 straight shots in a row. You want to play a game, and challenge yourself. Playing the Ghost is a great way to challenge yourself, set goals, and still enjoy your billiards game of choice. Good Luck! time into studying the game and practice incessantly, you’ll eventually get to a point where you can make the balls do whatever you want. I
saw many players just smash the hell out of the balls, hoping something would drop. And many times, they did. But the most successful players understood where the balls were going, controlled their cue ball, and played clean, precise pool. Congratulations to Justin Bergman for being the cleanest and most precise, and winning the tournament. It was an incredible display of amazing 9-ball. If you are interested in knowing more about Joe Tucker’s techniques for reading racks and breaking, I strongly recommend you visit his website at joetucker. net and picking up a copy of his books and DVDs. I have always respected his knowledge, but to see it in action at the tournament was quite something. I was very impressed. Do you have some tips on breaking that you’d like to share with me? Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@mikekglass. com. I can also be found hanging out with fellow pool enthusiasts at http://www.reddit.com/r/billiards. Come on by and join the discussion!
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8 & 9-Ball No Masters $5 9-Ball Handicap $5 + $3 g.f. 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1 “B” player) $5 + $2 g.f.
Call $10/player $10/player
4:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM
Beaverton Coos Bay Portland Portland Salem
Ringo’s Bar & Grill Silver Dollar NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill
(503) 644-7847 (541) 888-5634 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600
Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball Players Choice 8-Ball - Race 2/1 Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8-Ball Handicap
$5 $5 $3 M/$2 W $15 $5 + $4 g.f.
Match up to 23 7:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM Call 11:00AM $5/player 7:30PM
LOCATION Buffalo’s Silver Cue
PHONE (716) 533-1796
EVENT / RULES 9-Ball
Buffalo’s Silver Cue
Buffalo’s Silver Cue
Buffalo’s Silver Cue
PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (310) 738-5675 (310) 738-5675 (510) 652-9808 (916) 456-3243 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (415) 931-1115 (707) 794-7338
EVENT / RULES ENTRY 9-Ball B $5 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicapped $15+time 9-Ball Handicapped $15+time 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Open staggered entry $5-$15 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 8-Ball Handicap $5 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicap $12
LOCATION Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Sherman Oaks House of Billiards Tuesdays Carson Manila Billiards Emeryville Broken Rack Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Thursdays San Francisco Family Billiards Saturdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards
SPORTS BAR & GRILL THURSDAY: 9 Ball 7:00 pm Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot
SUNDAY: 8 Ball 6:00 pm
Valley rules - $5 entry - Matching Pot FREE POOL Mon-Fri 11 am - 3 pm
3663 Pacific Ave SE #D - Olympia, WA (360) 412-1330 Like Us On Facebook
5 Pool Tables 13 TV’s Full Menu
Sun-Thurs 7 pm Live Poker Daily at 10 am Hold-em and Omaha
ADDED TIME Call 8:00PM Call 7:00PM $5/player 7:00PM $5/player 7:00PM $100 1st Tues only 8:00PM $50 8:00PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM Call 7:00PM $5/player 2:30PM
CITY Oregon City Keizer
CALL FIRST: Dates, Times & Tournaments are subject to change without notice.
14824 Smokey Point Blvd Marysville, WA 98271 360-659-2248
League Play 4 nights a week
Open 11AM-2AM everyday
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Tournament Trail Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice
Click on the MAP link online to get directions to each location DATE
Apr 3 Apr 4-6 Apr 4-6 Apr 4-6 Apr 5-6 Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 10 Apr 11-13 Apr 11-13 Apr 11 Apr 12-13 Apr 12-13 Apr 12 Apr 19-20 Apr 26-27 Apr 26-27 Apr 30-May 4 Apr 30-May 4 Apr 30-May 4 May May 3 May 3-4 May 4 May 5 May 10 May 10-11 May 24-25 May 24-25 Jun 2 Jun 8 Jun 7-8 Jun 7-8 Jun 14 Jun 14-15 Jul 7 Jul 16-17 Jul 22-23 Jul 18-22 Jul 19-22 Jul 23-26 Jul 16-20 Jul 17-20 Jul 18-25 Jul 18-25 Aug 30-Sep1
Billings, MT Billings, MT Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Oak Harbor, WA Salem, OR Portland, OR Sherman Oaks, CA New Town, ND New Town, ND New Town, ND Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City, UT Spokane, WA Salem, OR Salem, OR Boise, ID Keizer, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Emeryville, CA Belgrade, MT Forest Grove, OR Portland, OR Sherman Oaks, CA Salem, OR Spokane, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Sherman Oaks, CA Portland, OR Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Salem, OR Reno, NV Sherman Oaks, CA Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Spokane, WA
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MCMOA (see ad Mar) MCMOA (see ad Mar)
The Pocket (see ad Mar) The Pocket (see ad Mar) American Legion (see ad Feb) The Cue Ball (see ad p25) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p17) House of Billiards (see ad p32) Four Bears Casino (see ad Mar) Four Bears Casino (see ad Mar) Four Bears Casino (see ad Mar) Batters Up (see ad p35) Batters Up (see ad p35) Black Diamond (see ad p33) Jake’s Bar (see ad p17) NWPA (see ad p25) The Pocket (see ad p10) Kolby’s (see ad p18) Pacific ACS (see ad Mar) Pacific ACS (see ad Mar) Pacific ACS (see ad Mar) Broken Rack (see ad p25) Hub Bar (see ad p30) NWPA (see ad p25) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p18) House of Billiards (see ad p32) The Cue Ball (see ad p25) Black Diamond (see ad p33) TWCWT (see ad p36) TWCWT (see ad p36) House of Billiards (see ad p32) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p17) Black Diamond (see ad p33) Black Diamond (see ad p33) The Cue Ball (see ad p25) TWCWT (see ad p36) House of Billiards (see ad p32) BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) BCAPL Nationals (see ad p43) USAPL Nationals (see ad p43) WPA (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) CSI (see ad p43) Black Diamond (see ad p33)
406-208-3506 406-208-3506 208-733-9676 208-733-9676 360-929-6076 503-362-9740 503-282-8266 310-738-5675 701-421-9880 701-421-9880 701-421-9880 801-688-3520 801-688-3520 509-891-8357 503-362-3600 253-383-3301 208-375-2474 503-393-7665 360-892-7454 360-892-7454 360-892-7454 510-652-9808 406-388-1811 253-383-3301 503-282-8266 310-738-5675 503-362-9740 509-891-8357 510-861-0829 510-861-0829 310-738-5675 503-282-8266 509-891-8357 509-891-8357 503-362-9740 510-861-0829 310-738-5675 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 702-719-7665 509-891-8357
EVENT / RULES
Team 4-Person Round Robin $200/team Call 6:00PM MAP Singles M/W - A/B $50 $25,000 w/f.f. 3-6PM MAP Wormo 8-Ball MEN $60 $1,000 total 6:00PM MAP Wormo 8-Ball WOMEN $40 6:00PM MAP 8-Ball Partners $80 incl. g.f. $500 w/32 10:00AM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 9-Ball Handicap $30 $200 1st Call MAP Mini 9-Ball $50 $$$$ Noon MAP Men’s 8-Ball $65 $10,000+Guar 4:00PM MAP Women’s 8-Ball $50 $2,000+Guar 4:00PM MAP 9-Ball - Limit 32 $30+$10 g.f. Call 5:00PM MAP 8-Ball $40+$15 g.f. $1,000 Guar 9:00AM Open Scotch Doubles $50 incl. g.f. $25/team 9:00AM MAP 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 7:30PM MAP 9-Ball @ The Cue Ball $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP Steiner 9-Ball $20 $200 w/32 11:00AM MAP Open Scotch Doubles 10-Ball $60/player $750 9:30AM MAP Regional 8 & 9-Ball Scotch Mix Varies Call Call MAP Reg 8 & 9-Ball Singles M/W Varies Call Call MAP Reg 8 & 9-Ball Teams Open/W Varies Call Call MAP RE-OPENING IN NEW LOCATION Open 8-Ball Springtime Dbls $20-Max 32T $200-$300 11:00AM MAP 9-Ball Tour Stop $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 9-Ball Handicap $30 $200 1st Call MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP Open 9-Ball $60/$50 incl g.f. $1,000 w/64 9:00AM MAP Tour Kick off - 8-Ball $30 $1,000 9AM MAP Tour Kick off - 9-Ball $30 $1,000 9AM MAP 9-Ball Handicap $30 $200 1st Call MAP Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 9-Ball-Breast Cancer Fundraiser $50 incl g.f. $1,000 w/64 9:00AM MAP Ladies 8-Ball $25 incl g.f. $250 w/32 9:00AM MAP 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 9-Ball at Buffalo’s Silver Cue $30 Call 11:30AM MAP 9-Ball Handicap $30 $200 1st Call MAP BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Singles Varies Call Call MAP BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Teams Varies Call Call BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Sc Dbls Varies Call Call BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Singles Varies Call Call BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Teams Varies Call Call USAPL-Singles & Teams Varies Call Call WPA World Artistic-Open/W/Jr Varies Call Call CSI Invitational 8-Ball Call $16,000 Call CSI Invitational 10-Ball Call $16,000 Call 9-Ball Spokane Open $100 incl g.f. $4,000 w/full field 9:00AM MAP
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Read the latest results for the Chinook Winds Open, TAP, WorldPPA and the Super Billiards Expo... all in this issue and more...
Published on Apr 2, 2014
Read the latest results for the Chinook Winds Open, TAP, WorldPPA and the Super Billiards Expo... all in this issue and more...