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Rum Runner’s Andy Mercer Memorial 2015 Scott Frost Scott Frost wins the 2015 Andy Mercer Memorial at Rum Runner Las Vegas. Sunday dawned with 4 matches on the winners side with Sean LaneJason Klatt, Jeff Schilder-Sal Butera, Mike Massey-Scott Frost, and Joven Bustamante-Dick Rice. After the smoke cleared from the semi finals Frost and Bustamante were in line for the hot seat with Frost putting Bustamante on the left side. He had a match with Jason Klatt but got back into the championship match. The tournament had plenty of come backs in matches, as being down 4-2 or 5-1 in a race to six did not phase to many players in this years action. Plenty of drama was added to the event when Van Boening, the winner in five of last six and four in a row was left in tie for 5th-6th. Mike Massey was victorious to put SVB in the left side and he was eliminated by Bustamante three matches later. Bustamante also defeated Hall Of Famer Mike Massey in his next match. Scott Frost was in stroke as he played real steady thru out the weekend. This year the field was strong to the point we had two Hall of Famers in Massey and Jimmy Mataya along with a future one in Shane. Yet as in 9 ball a person can be on that week and end up holding the cash.

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Article & Photos by: Robbin Ireland It all began in 1996 in a cold, drafty, barnlike building in Kelso, Washington. Now, 20 years later, this event has grown into the largest Regional 8-Ball tournament in the United States. March 8-15, 2015 saw 1410 players come to Chinook Winds Casino Resort® in Lincoln City, Oregon to compete in 16 divisions for almost $122,000 in prize money. Bad Boys Billiards Productions® supplied 80 7’ Diamond Tables and Tournament Direction. Lenny Marshall of OnTheRailTV® streamed matches every day. Western BCA’s Head Referee Darryl Farley, Chief Tournament Official Steve Marker, Payouts Supervisor Cathy Dunford and Podium Manager Pam Carraway and their crews all worked tirelessly to make this event the best it could be for all the players. Chinook Winds and staff were friendly and eager to help in any way. Before the 8-Ball Championships got going, the Chinook Winds Open 8-Ball Championships, led by Tournament Directors Mike Jensen and Andrew Monstis, took to the tables. This was a 3 part event, beginning with a Warm-Up Tournament Thursday night, followed by a Calcutta Friday evening and then on to the main event. The WarmUp Tournaments featured 84 men and 12 women. These were double elimination, race to 3 events. In the women’s division, Vivian Villarreal cruised through to the point to await an opponent in the final. Shari Ross beat Deby Welfringer (3rd) to get into the final with Vivian and finished in 2nd place, while Vivian prevailed and gave us a glimpse of the champion that she is. The men’s field of 84 exceeded all expectations and finished in the wee hours. The pros dominated the field with only Chad Bisconer, Paul Marquez and Steve Lingelbach penetrating the top 12. 1st place was Rafael Martinez, 2nd/Jayson Shaw, 3rd/Josh Roberts, 4th/Stan Tourangeau, 5th-6th/Ace Brown and Corey Deuel, 7th-8th/Marc Vidal and Steve Lingelbach, and 9th-12th/Chad Bisconer, Dan Louie, Paul Marquez and Roger Bordley. The Calcutta was a well attended and spirited affair. Andrew Monstis, Paul Marquez and Carissa


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Biggs took turns as Auctioneer. The men netted $25,280 and the women $6425, with the first place man earning $8908 for the winning bidder(s) and $2342 for the women’s champ bidder(s). Immediately following the Calcutta, the Women and Men’s CWOs got underway, with 2 rounds played Friday night, continuing through Saturday and finishing up on Sunday. The final 16 players in the men’s division were, as expected, mostly pros but with a few of our regional GrandMasters and Masters hanging with the big boys. John Morra took out Shane Van Boening in the point match (74). Meanwhile on the back side, there were some hard fought matches to see who would get through to the final. The 3rd place match came down to Shane and Corey Deuel. Shane was plagued with uncharacteristic misses and untimely fouls and quickly fell behind. In spite of 3 dry breaks by Corey, Shane found himself doing more watching than shooting and ended in 3rd place ($3000) and Corey moved on to the final. The final started out with 3 breaks and runs and Corey getting into the early lead (2-1). In game 4, John broke and then fouled on his first shot. Corey ran off the remaining 5 stripes and extended his lead (3-1). In game 5, Corey’s dry break resulted in John’s run out. (3-2). Each man had a shot at game 6 but, John’s miss on the 15-Ball left Corey with a wide open table. Couple that run out with a break and run in game 7 and Corey had a commanding 5-2 lead in the match. A messy game 8 went to Corey and he closed out the match with another break and run in game 9. (7-2). John looked to turn things around in the second set, shooting through a problem cluster before, missing the 13 ball and leaving Corey the table and the game. Corey broke and ran in game 2 and capitalized on a miss to run out in game 3. (3-0). John took advantage of Corey’s dry break in game

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4 and ran out and broke and ran in game 5 to equal his game total in the first set. (3-2). In game 6, Corey again broke dry but an untimely miss by John gave him the table and the run out (4-2). John broke and ran in game 7 and Corey returned the favor in game 8 (5-3). Corey blew up in game 9 and allowed John to run out and almost even the match (5-4). The next 3 games were breaks and runs but time ran out for John Morra (2nd place/$5000) as Corey Deuel clinched the title and accepted the plaque and a check for $10,000. The Women’s CWO field totaled 38. Western BCAs Cindy Sliva reminded us she is the real deal, working her way through the front side to the point match against Vivian Villarreal. She didn’t stop there, securing a place in the final with a 5-1 win over Vivian. Western BCA regional GMs, Kim Jones and Carissa Biggs played for a chance to knock out Vivian in the 3rd place match, with Carissa ending up in 4th place ($900) and Kim getting her shot at Vivian. Vivian had other plans, though, and held Kim to only one game and 3rd place ($1400) as she moved on to the final. The first set was all Vivian as she took it 5-1. In the second set, Cindy (2nd place/$2000) got an early 3-2 lead but Vivian (1st/4000) took the next 3 games (5-3) to close out the match. The CWO was a smashing success and is expected to grow and attract even more of our games top players in the future. Congratulations to the Champions and to Andrew, Mike and everyone who helped make this event what it is and will become. Many thanks to Chinook Winds for their generous sponsorship. Can’t wait to see who comes in October! As the CWO wound down on Saturday, the 8-Ball Championships grew closer. Players steadily arrived to get on the tables and get ready for the beginning of play on Sunday. Fun Night was well attended with a record number of players (84) signed up for Handicapped 10-Ball Singles. Russell Cearley (EV) emerged the winner. There were also Minis for all divisions offered and no shortage of players vying for table time.



Come Sunday morning Scotch Doubles got underway. 50 Master Mixed Scotch There were 141 entrants in the Open Mixed Scotch Doubles division which also Doubles teams began the quest for the title and the $2000 1st Place check. Stan started Sunday morning. Tom Myers and Bonnie Russell (LCC) and Chris Sykes Tourangeau (LTD) and Sheila Clark (INL) went undefeated to the final after and Robin Adams (NPL) played through their respective preliminary brackets to defeating Randy Baker (CC) and Jing Liu (LTD) in the point match. Adam meet in the point match on Monday. Tom/Bonnie prevailed (4-2) and were into Stromberg (LTD) and Phyllis Fernandez (INL) were sent to the back side by the final. Chris/Robin went to the back side to play one match to get into the final Randy/Jing and met them again in the 3rd place match but Randy/Jing were too against Terry Thurlow and Christy Morgan. Apparently, Chris/Robin were pretty strong and Adam/Phyllis had to settle for 3rd place ($950). Arriving at the final, determined to get another shot at Tom/Bonnie. The sent Terry/Christy home (3-0) Randy/Jing were warmed up and ready to shoot and took Stan/Sheila the first set in 3rd place ($940) in the short race to 3 match. Chris/Robin (1st place/ $1650) handily by a score of 5-2 and were hoping for a double dip. The second set was a were more than ready for Tom/Bonnie (2nd place/$1240) this time around and shorter race to 4. This time it was Stan/Sheila who were ready to go and closed out made it a double dip, taking the first set 4-2 and the second 3-0. the match 4-1. Randy/Jing received 2nd place ($1380) and Stan/Sheila, all smiles, took home the crown and $2000. While Scotch was winding down, the largest singles division, Continued Men’s B Singles with 258 players, got on the tables at 6p. By Tuesday evening, there were 32 players left and by the end of play on Wednesday, two were left undefeated. Tom Bennett (SLC) and Alex Ip (LTD) met in the point match. Alex moved on to the final in a tight 4-3 match win. As so often happens, the final was a repeat of the point match with one player hoping for a different outcome. Tom had to play Jeremy Gradwohl (NPL) for the final spot and he took that match by a score of 4-2. Alex, however, wasn’t interested in a different outcome and took it to Tom (2nd place/$825), winning by a score of 4-1 and capturing the title and the $1100 1st place check. The Men’s A Singles division (198 players) got going Tuesday morning. After preliminary bracket play, 32 made it to the final bracket. This path to the final was the exception to the ‘rule’ in that the point match was not a preview of the final. Benjie Grow (CWY) and Travis Gutcher (LTD) met in the point match, with Travis moving on to the final by a score of 5-4. Benjie waited to see who would emerge and play him for the second seat in the final. Jason Young (PCGP) ended Benjie’s quest for a spot in the final, leaving him in 3rd place ($915). Jason, having not played Travis, had only one plan in mind - double dip. The first set went hill-hill with Jason taking the match 5-4. The second set was an equally hard fought battle and, again, Jason prevailed by a score of 5-3. Travis left in 2nd place ($1240) and a very happy Jason Young, accepted ALEX IP JASON YOUNG the title and $1600.

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GREG CANTRALL The Men’s Senior Singles division started Tuesday at 12n. There were 58 entrants, wily veterans all, after the title and $565. Greg Cantrall (NPL) and Mike Gwinn (TC) met in the point match with Greg securing a seat in the final by a score of 5-0. After losing his 2nd match, newcomer Bill Howie (WWA) played his way through the back side to get to Mike and a spot in the final. Bill secured the spot in a 5-2 win over Mike (3rd/$290). Bill got by Greg in the first set of the final 5-3, but the second set was another story. Greg got down to business and held Bill (2nd place/$400) to just 1 game, winning the match by a score of 5-1.

KATHY MURPHY Women’s Senior Singles, traditionally the smallest division with just 9 entrants, started play Wednesday at 3p. Kathy Murphy (INL) beat Lynda Moore (NPL) in the point match 4-2. Lynda played Patti Hayes (CWY) for the remaining seat in the final but lost by a score of 4-1. It took two sets, but after Patty (2nd place/$125) won the first set 4-2, Kathy settled down and won the second set 4-0, to capture the title and $240.

ANDREA TOMMA The Open Women got underway Wednesday morning with 98 women entered into the Women’s B Singles division. Eunice Sleight (NPL) and Andrea Tomma (CWY) went undefeated into the point match with Andrea winning a spot in the final (4-2). Christy Morgan (INL), after losing her second match, played through the back side to meet Eunice (3rd place/$375) for the open spot in the final. Christy wasn’t ready to quit playing and won the match by a score of 4-1. Still not ready to give in, Christy double dipped Andrea (2nd place/$510) in the final, taking the first set 4-0 and, in spite of a strong effort on Andrea’s part, took the second set 4-3 and the title and $685 were hers.

Also starting Wednesday morning, the 78 women entered in the Women’s A Singles division took to the tables hoping for a chance to win the $900 first place prize. 24 hours later, Cassie Francois (LTD) met Christy Loehding (INL) in the point match with Christy moving into the hot seat with a 4-3 win. Cassie went to the back side and waited for Jennifer Acker (SWI), who she had sent back earlier, to play for a seat in the final. This time Jennifer reversed the 4-1 loss into a 4-1 win and moved on to the title match. Christy was ready for Jennifer (2nd place/$625) and clinched the title with a 4-2 win. CHRISTY LOEHDING


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Last, but by no means least, came the Master divisions. The Women’s Master division, with 37 entrants, began play Wednesday evening. Jessica Orth (NPL) and CarlaJean Beers (SWI) were undefeated going into the point match. Jessica won the hot seat (5-1) and CarlaJean went to the back side for one last chance to get into the final. Barb Thompson (NPL) was just a little too much for CarlaJean (3rd place/$435), taking the match by a score of 5-4. Jessica, however, was up to the task in the final, winning by a score of 5-2 and accepting the 1st place prize of $1075. Barb, in 2nd place, took home $690. JESSICA ORTH

JIM CONWAY The Men’s Master Singles division fielded 73 entrants, all with their eye on the $1800 1st place prize. Steve Tune (CPL) and Randy Baker (CC) played to the point match, with Steve edging out Randy and winning a spot in the final by a score of 6-5. Jim Conway (LTD) took a longer route to get to the final and had to beat a hot Randy Baker (3rd place/$830) to get there. The final was yet another double dip, with Jim taking the first set 6-2 and the second set 6-4 and sending Steve home in 2nd place ($1225). This was Jim’s 2nd Men’s Master crown.


HI TIDE TSUNAMIS As the singles competition came to a close, on came the Teams. Friday morning, the 75 teams in the Men’s Mixed Open Team division filled the room. Two WWA teams would met in the point match, Hi Tide Tsunamis (Vince Draper, Kim Raymond, Rich Rottle, Joe Tamura, Paul Valley) and Browns, Whites and Gray (Bruce Gojetia, Mark Goodwin, Sean Gray, Jeff Lantor, Jeff Wells). The two teams played to hill-hill before Hi Tide Tsunamis won the match and the hot Also starting Friday were the Men’s/Mixed B Teams, with a field of 71 teams. CPL’s Retribution (Jason Bennett, Blake Fierro, Steve Hestmark, Isaac Norman, Evan Smelser) and SLC’s Uptown and Friends (Tom Bennett, Dan Cloe, Ricardo Gonzalez, Steve Johnson, Steve McLain, Clois Mosley) were undefeated going into the point match. Retribution won the match to get into the final by a score of 11-9. Uptown and Friends (3rd place/$1300) would have to get past NPL’s The Border (Manuel Arceo, Jose Ferral, Jesse Garner, Jeremy Gradwohl, Jorge Lopez) to get to the final but were unable to pull it off, losing by a score of 8-11. Retribution (1st place/$2200) wasted little time on The Border (2nd place/$1650), winning the final by a score of 11-3. Retribution was led to victory by Evan Smelser and Jason Bennett, with 3 games each.

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seat. Browns, Whites and Gray would have to get by PCGP’s Playhouse (Kevin Brennan, Max Ervin, Jason Patrick, Gary Welch, Jason Young) to make it an all WWA final but Playhouse had other ideas, leaving Browns, Whites and Gray in 3rd place ($1775) and moving on to the final. It was a hard fought battle, but Hi Tide Tsunamis (1st place/$2900) won by a score of 13-11, led by Rich Rottle with 4 wins and Jim Draper with 3.


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Western BCA Celebrates 20 Years The Women’s Open Teams division had 45 entries playing for the $1640 1st place prize. WWA’s Startin’ Trouble (Casey Bowers, Dianne Knapp, Stacy Medina, Barb Sauls) and CPL’s In Progress (Tracey Cunningham, Linda (Smitty) Smith, Raquel Walton, Tamara Whitmire) played for the point with Startin’ Trouble winning 9-3. INL’s Diamond Girls (Linda Cassella, Christy Morgan, Kathy Murphy, Linda Thompson, Colleen Warner) took on In Progress (3rd place/$880) for the other spot in the final, taking the match by a score of 9-6. Startin’ Trouble put an end to Diamond Girls’ (2nd place/$1200) day by winning the match 9-5. Startin’ Trouble (1st place/$1640) was led by Dianne Knapp and Barb Sauls with 3 games each.


There were 15 teams in the Women’s Master Teams division. Loonies and Toonies (Stacy Eilts, Regene McDonnell, Cindy Sliva, Brenda Willis) and Thanks for Askin’ (Elizabeth Jensen, Mary Coffman, Suwanna Matarazzo, Shari Ross) played for the point with Loonies and Toonies taking the hot seat by a score of 13-8. Thanks for Askin’ had to get past Dominions (Carissa Biggs, Mary Olson, Natalie Seal, Ann Zack) to get another crack at Loonies and Toonies and they did just that (13-10), sending Dominions home in 3rd place ($640). The final was a hill-hill affair with Thanks for Askin’ (2nd place/$1140) coming up short just the one game. Loonies and Toonies, led by Cindy Sliva and Regene McDonnell with 6 games each, captured the title and the $2020 first prize check.


The final team event was the Men’s Master Teams, with 19 team entered. DJ Cues (Pete Gates, Sean Lewis, Dan Louie, Paul Marquez, Lawrence Sowell) and A Little Loaded (Matt Bryan, Russell Cearley, Steve Lingelbach, Mike Stevens, Bob Zack) went unbeaten through the front side to meet in the point match. DJ Cues took what would be round 1 of 3 by a score of 13-11. A Little Loaded detoured through the back side to play Soundview B&G #2 (Scott Chandler, Kenny Dodd, Ed Slade, Leo Violette, Don Wirtaman) and dispatched them by a score of 13-4 with a 3rd place finish ($1250). On to the final. Round 2 went to A Little Loaded, led by Mike Stevens with 5 wins, in a hill-hill match. Round 3 fell one game short of the maximum in another nail bitter. A Little Loaded, this time led by Bob Zack and Matt Bryan with 4 games each, again prevailed over DJ Cues (2nd place/$1925), this time 13-11. A very excited Russell Cearley clinched both sets of the final for his team.



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Voice your opinion good or bad. Have your say Maybe it will make a difference. There are only a few rules at this time. JAYSON SHAW, SCOTT FROST FAST LENNY MARSHALL (ONTHERAILTV)

1. You cannot use anybody’s name 2. You cannot use any location’s name like “Somebody’s Bar & Grill” or “Somebody’s Pool Hall”. This is only about fixing what could possibly be wrong. It’s not about calling someone out. It’s about calling out what someone does or doesn’t do. 3. Keep it respectful (as you can). 4. No obscene verbage. The tone is simple: “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Let’s Change It!!!

That wrapped up the regular tournament events but there’s more. There were 2nd Chance tournaments for Master and Open Scotch Doubles, all the open teams and most of the singles divisions. The winners are as follows: • Master Scotch Doubles (12): Sonny Redthunder/Madalina Moreno ($160) • Open Scotch Doubles (39): Scott Leach/Rimma Gounares ($300) • Women’sA Singles (18): Linda (Smitty) Smith ($100) • Women’sB Singles (39): Barbara Ekstrom ($125) • Men’s Master Singles (14): Ben Hassler ($125) • Men’s Senior Singles (16): Bill Henderson ($85) • Men’sA Singles (82): Joel Peck ($200) • Men’s B Singles (75): Matt Jorgenson ($170) Results page 38 • Men’sB Teams (22): Harrisons ($300) • Men’s Open Teams (14): The Eagles 4390 ($275) • Women’s Open Teams (9): No Balls All Game ($240) That really did wrap up the 2015 8-Ball Championships. This event, now with 20 years in the books, continues to grow and prosper. Western BCA cannot thank Chinook Winds Casino Resort enough for their support for the past 18 years and we look forward to many more tournaments in Lincoln City.

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Any time the cueball is too close to the rail to put your bridge hand on the table, you’re forced to use a rail bridge. The smaller the table, the more often this happens. On barboxes, a healthy percentage of your shots are from the rail. Rail bridges are needed frequently, and they’re worth a little attention. Let’s begin by looking at what not to do. Do not elevate the butt of your cue any further than absolutely necessary. Looking around the poolroom, you’ll see this a lot – players thinking they have to elevate to keep from miscuing. Some use a closed bridge (finger loop) because that’s the bridge they always use. What’s wrong with this? It’s too high. Using a closed bridge off the rail forces you to elevate simply to get the tip down to the vicinity of the ball. Others elevate because they feel they will miscue if they’re flat. Nah – chalk the edges of your tip, get your tip low enough on the cueball, get your stick flat, stroke well, sink balls. So, what’s wrong with elevating? For starters, when you elevate, the cueball jumps. It leaves the table surface on nearly every shot anyway, but as you elevate, you might get enough “air” to cause a miss. Also, if the cueball is frozen to the rail and you elevate and hit a little too high on the cueball, you risk trapping the ball between the tip and the table and not getting a clean hit. Worst of all, as you elevate, the amount of massé (curve) you get from left or right english dramatically increases. In other words, if you are elevated and you don’t hit precisely on the vertical axis of the cueball, the cueball is going to curve a lot more than with a nearly level cue. This is difficult to control, and if it’s unintentional, you’ll miss. Rails are made in two basic styles: flat and rounded. The curved ones allow you to get your bridge hand a little lower, making it easier to approach a level stroke. In addition, rails that are wider provide more options for hand placement and bridge length. Two rail bridges are all you need for the vast majority of shots: the Open Bridge and the Four Finger Bridge. The Open Bridge is almost the same as the version used on the table bed (palm down, thumb pressed against forefinger to make the bridge). The difference is you want to be very flat on the rail, so your bridge is low and you don’t have to elevate to get the tip down. Start with your hand flat. Pressing down with the tip of your forefinger, drag the fingertip back toward your hand, allowing the middle knuckle to point up while the fingernail knuckle curves down. This makes a little “wall” for

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the stick to glide against. The best way to get lower with the Open Bridge is to lay the stick on the cushion cloth and then raise it up just enough to avoid touching the cloth on your stroke. Raise the stick that little bit by squeezing your thumb in closer to your forefinger. Experiment with this. It makes a big difference. The Four Finger Bridge is really the easiest way to control the stick from the rail: 1. Lay the stick on the cushion cloth. 2. Touch the thumb of your bridge hand to the palm, leaving four fingers out. 3. Lower the bridge hand onto the rail, straddling the stick with your forefinger and middle finger (the thumb stays tucked under, out of sight). 4. Drop your palm to the rail, if possible. 5. You now have the stick controlled through four points of contact: cushion, forefinger, middle finger, and the thumb knuckle closest to the palm. It’s going where it’s pointed. The Four Finger Bridge will give you confidence and control, while allowing the stick to be as low and flat as possible. Caution: Don’t use this bridge when the cueball is close to the rail – you might catch the tip on that little bump you sometimes find between the cushion cloth and the rail surface. Which bridge should you use when? It depends on which is more comfortable for a given shot. If the cueball is close to or frozen to the cushion, you’ll need the Open Bridge. Sometimes you need to make the Open Bridge with your fingertips out at the edge of the rail, to get far enough from the ball to have room to stroke. For these shots, press your fingers against the rail to stabilize the bridge hand. Sometimes it helps to lower your wrist also. As your aim line moves from perpendicular to the rail toward parallel, an Open Bridge will gradually become too long (too far from the cueball). Switch to the Four Finger Bridge. When the cueball is a little too far from the rail to bridge on the rail, but too close to bridge on the table, use the Four Finger Bridge and drape your fingers over the nose of the cushion and hug the cushion with your fingers to get stable. If you don’t like rail bridges, play on bigger tables, or play better position. When you can bridge with your hand on the table, you have the freedom to strike the cueball anywhere you choose.



PERSPECTIVE Another View on the Mental Game

I recently received the following question from a reader: Hello Michael, I think I am considered a fair pool player at our Community Center, but would be a better player if I did not so often “freeze” on the Eight Ball shot. I will run 3, 4 even 6 balls then miss a number of easy shots on the Eight Ball. Any suggestions? - Jerry

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

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Yes. Most likely, you are telling yourself to miss the shot. The fact is, we know how to shoot. Most of the time, you can make the ball. Like driving a car, you can usually do everything you need to do without even thinking about it – and believe it or not, that is the key to playing well! Our subconscious minds are not capable of understanding negative thoughts. It is perception oriented, not verbally oriented. So, when I tell you not to think of the color red, that is the first thing you do! Your subconscious mind does not understand the concept of “don’t.” How many times have you said to yourself, just before a shot: “Ok, whatever you do, don’t overcut this ball,” only to take the shot and overcut it? It has happened to me many times, and I am sure it’s happened to you as well. Now, think about how many times you have shot a ball into the pocket, and all you were really focused on was cue ball position. Making the ball is a foregone conclusion; you just want the cue ball to get to the perfect spot to make your next shot. Most of the time, the object ball goes in, right? That’s because your subconscious mind and your muscles already know what to do. Sometimes, you’ll be down on your shot, and something nags at you, telling you the shot isn’t going to go in. You ignore it, shoot the shot, and you miss. How often have you heard someone say “I knew it was going to miss before I even shot it!” That was the subconscious mind trying to get your attention. Learn to hear it, and pay attention. If it’s telling you something’s wrong, stand up, reset yourself, and get back down on the shot. Don’t shoot the ball until it feels right.

So, Jerry, why are you missing the 8-ball? Because you are telling yourself to miss the 8- ball! Most likely, you are thinking to yourself, “I always miss this, and I’m probably going to miss this one too. Please, don’t miss it!” Your subconscious mind listens, strips away the negative “don’t,” and it receives the message: “Miss this shot!” Now, you get down on the shot, take a couple of practice strokes, and listen for that inner voice. Oh, good, it’s not giving you warning bells, awesome! You shoot, and promptly miss! There were no warning bells in your head, because your subconscious mind was told to miss, and it knew you were on track to miss. When we are running a table, and getting to the last ball we have to make to win, it’s very difficult to stop listening to that voice that tells us “Don’t screw this up now.” If you can manage to get into the zone, and just make balls until you have nothing left to shoot at, then your ego won’t get in the way. This is not an easy lesson to learn; I’m still struggling with this myself. When you are having this problem consistently, it makes it even harder to get out of it. Figure out a way to distract yourself, so you don’t have time to doubt your ability to make that final 8-ball. If you find that your conscious mind is trying to interfere, get up. Go take a sip of your beverage, chalk your tip, get down on the shot, and make it. After your match, I suggest that you set up the shot you missed, and practice it until you make it ten times in a row. You need to put a successful shot into your memory bank, so that your brain has a reference for the future. Then, next time you are faced with that final 8-ball shot, picture it going in the center of the pocket. Get down on the shot, and listen to your inner voice. It will tell you when you’re ready to pull the trigger. If you would like to share some of your success stories (or even the failures), or have suggestions for future articles, please feel free to drop me a line at

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Last month I warned you about the problems of using side spin. I hope that column didn’t scare you too much because the effective use of English is essential to your development as a pool player. It adds several dimensions to what you can do with the cue ball. This month’s column is intended for those who are just beginning to use side spin to make sure you get started in the right direction. In Shot 1 is a typical situation where a beginner can reasonably try adding the complications of English since the shot is short and there is not much angle. Of course if there is no positional reason to play with side it should be avoided, but let’s suppose the cue ball needs to be taken in some unnatural direction to break out a cluster or to get position on the next ball. Set up the shot with the 1 ball about a half-inch off the cushion and even with the diamond as shown, and the cue ball positioned back about a foot and with the cue stick passing over the second diamond. The other object balls are there as targets to hit when using left and right spin. You could also use a coin as your target. First, find out where the cue ball wants to go naturally. That is, shoot the shot softly and just let the cue ball roll into the 1 ball pocketing the 1. The natural simple rolling angle depends a little on the balls, cloth and cushion, but for most equipment the cue ball will go somewhere between the 4 and 5 balls if you put the 1 ball in the center of the pocket. Next, try a little right English. Position the cue tip so its left edge is at the center of the cue ball. I’d call this half a tip of English. Try the shot shooting softly and bringing your stick straight through on that offset line. If you miss it although you felt you were aligned well, you may be running into one or more of the problems I mentioned last time. Don’t worry about the exact cause, but do adjust your aim on the next shot. I hope you notice which side of the pocket you miss the ball on when you miss because otherwise you won’t know which way to adjust. Try some more shots with half a tip of spin and notice where the cue ball goes for that spin. Gradually work the tip out to the right side of the cue ball working on your aim for each offset. Strive for each shot to put the object ball in the middle of the pocket. Did you remember to chalk for each shot? If you don’t chalk you will learn by miscuing that you must not ever hit the ball offcenter and then your

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game will be crippled permanently. So, chalk. For the position shown you should be able to get the cue ball to hit below the 2 ball for maximum right English. Next try left spin. In this case it will help to also use a little draw, so you will need to hit both low and to the left. The point is to keep follow off the cue ball which works against the left side spin, while for the right side spin a little follow was helpful. See if you can get the cue ball back as far as the 9 ball, always working on your aim. Finally, move on to Shot 2 where the angle is quite a bit steeper. What range of angles for the cue ball can you achieve with this cut angle?

THE MARK OF A CHAMPION! Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

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Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone once said, “Great players know that playing good just don’t cut the mustard.” There’s a lot of truth to what he said. Most pro players know that if they get too concerned about not being bad, they might not free themselves up enough to play to their potential. If you truly love pool, you must enjoy the fact that it is a very difficult game. If you spend time challenging the fact that pool is a game of errors and worry over trying to make it into a game that’s simple, you’re really trying to take all of the “fun” out of the game. In fact, in over 500 years of play, no one has ever completely mastered pool—not Willie Mosconi, not Steve Mizerak, not Shane Van Boening...and for that matter, I don’t believe that anyone ever will. When I see a pool player become irritated over a poorly struck shot, I know one thing for sure: they are not playing in the “present.” The player’s mind is lingering somewhere in the past, focused on something that they no longer have control over. Most pool players refuse to accept mistakes. But in pool, mistakes are unavoidable. Accepting them is not a weakness. It’s an important part of developing mental toughness and being able to recover from mistakes that you have made in the past. Nothing should bother or upset you when you are at the table, and you should have a positive mindset on every single shot. Acceptance should be practiced during every single game. After the match is over, it’s fine to make a quick assessment of where you made your mistakes. Reflection is an important part of becoming a better player. However, being able to control when you reflect is the mark of a champion. In fact, confident players think about what they are going to do when they return to the table. Those that lack confidence think about the things they don’t want to happen. Given two players of equal ability, the more confident one will win nearly 100 percent of the time. The reason they win is because they believe they are going to. If you play with confidence, you will respond well. When pool players are in the “DEAD SROKE,” it’s almost like they have a “joy stick” linking their mind to the cue ball. They think about nothing else. They are completely focused. The possibility of missing or scratching does not exist. Once they have decided what to do, the only thing that is on their mind is execution. To play subconscious pool, you must trust your stroke, and believe that your strategy will work. That’s easy to say, even harder to do. Once you miss hit a ball or two, your trust begins to diminish. Players try to fix their stroke, and they start thinking mechanically. Thinking this way is quite rational. If your stroke causes you to miss a shot, there is obviously some type of mechanical problem. Why should you trust a faulty stroke? The answer is that no one has a perfect stroke, and thinking mechanically is not going to make things better. The more I watch the best pool players in the world, the more I’m convinced that what separates the “professionals” from the “amateurs” is not how precise they are at playing position. It’s their proficiency at pocketing crucial shots in high-pressure situations. Professional players understand that difficult shots are an important part of the game. So stop belittling yourself if you miss. Missing a ball only means you are human. Players that compete with a positive attitude don’t get upset when they miss a difficult shot. They figure that everyone’s going to miss sooner or later and accepting the fact that you will miss on occasion is one way that you can separate yourself from your opponents. Instead of worrying about a miss, think of how devastating it will be for your opponent if you pocket that long, hard, difficult shot. Nothing discourages an opponent any more than losing a game they thought they would win.

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On The Road with ... C J Wiley Timing is Perfect

Developing “heart” is a process, not an event. It’s the will to do whatever’s necessary to win....not only against our opponents, against ourselves, this starts early in life.

He hustled pool for a while and made a living, then turned pro and made a killing. Clearly, Dallas’ CJ Wiley is on the ball. By Michael P. Geffner

A young boy wanted to be the best pool player in the world...he researched and found a Master Instructor to learn from and called on him. The Master agreed to meet, and the boy said “Master, I want to be the Best Pool Player in the whole world, how long will it take me?” The Master said 10 years, the boy, troubled, said “what if I practice more than any of your students, how long will it take?”


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The Master said 20 years, even more disturbed the boy ask “what if I practice day and night to be the best, how long will it take?” The Master said “30 years,” the disappointed boy said “how come when I say I will practice and work harder, you say it will take longer?” The Master took a sip of his tea and said “the reason is simple young man, with half your vision on your destination you only have one eye to achieve your goal - to be the best we must focus both eyes {our full attention} on what we can do today, the outcome will happen when the timing is perfect - “If timing is everything, and everything is perfect, then timing is perfect” - and so it is.

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GOAL-SETTING No matter what kind of skill or level of skill you want, goal-setting has proven to be very effective. Achievers in various fields including athletes and business people use this technique. It gives you long-term vision and shortterm motivation. It helps you focus and organize. It forces you to confront certain realities about your game so that you know what you need to improve on.

Jackie Karol

Jackie Karol (formerly Broadhurst) has been a pool player for as long as she can remember. She was born in Richland, WA and then moved to Philadelphia as a child. In her teen years, when some kids were looking for minimum wage jobs, Jackie was trying to setup money matches in addition to working. From Philadelphia, she moved to Denver, CO and has a degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and supported her pool career along the way as a restaurant/bar owner, consultant, black jack and poker dealer and car salesperson. After years on both amateur and pro tours and numerous tournament wins including both an 8-Ball and Trick Shot National Championships, Jackie has refocused her talents toward helping others reach their dreams in pool. Moving to Chico, CA in 2010, she provides demonstrations and challenge matches for festivals and fundraisers around the country. Along with her “Angels of Billiards”, Jackie has entertained and won over crowds with her personality, skill and ability to make pool accessible to men and women of all ages. At the Chico Billiards Academy, she offers private and group lessons as well as structured courses to help people go from beginner to competitive player. She also operates a pro shop and carries cues, cases and many other supplies for both players and pool halls. Jackie is also heavily involved in the community, participating in Rotary, 2030 Active Club, Toastmasters, Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Association, Eagles, Elks and is the Treasurer of the Noon Exchange Club of Chico.

LONG-TERM Not every pool player has the desire to become a world-class pool player. But for people who love competition, it is their nature to be the best that they can be. The first step in setting goals is to consider what you want to achieve. So at what level do you want to play pool? Do you want to beat all of your friends? Do you want to move up a rating in your league? Do you want to be the best in the world? MEASURE First, you must have a specific measurement in mind to determine your long-term goal. For example, if your goal is to beat all of your friends, how many balls would you have to run to be the best player amongst your friends? Would the best be able to run 3 or 4 balls, or 3 or 4 racks? Write that number down. Next, you must measure your ability. For example, how many balls you can run without a miss, right now? ‘You must know where you are, to get where you want to go.’ Throw all 15 balls on the table, with ball-in-hand on your first shot, and see how many you can make without missing. Try this drill 20 or more times and record your highest run. TIME How much time are you going to spend practicing to improve your performance? Consult an instructor on how much focused practice time he/she thinks it would take for you to achieve this goal. If you plan to practice only 1 hour a week, and your goal is to increase your high run by 50 balls, it could take you years to achieve this goal. But if you practiced for 6 hours/day, you may be able to achieve it in months. If you think it will take too much time for you to obtain your long-term goal, either consider more practice time or setting a lower long-term goal. SHORT-TERM First, subtract your long-term goal from your current measurement of ability. For example, when I set my goal to win the BCA 8-Ball tournament, my long-term goal was 100 balls. One year prior, I could only run 32 balls, but I practiced for 6 hours/day, 6 days/week. Therefore, my long-term goal subtracted from current ability was 68 balls. Next, divide that number by the number of months or weeks that you plan to achieve your goal. I planned to run 100 balls in 1 year, so 68 divided by 12 is 5.6. Therefore my short-term goal was to increase my high run by 5 or 6 balls per month. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals. You can see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. After seeing this technique work, you will then be able to achieve even higher and more difficult goals. Remember that if you are getting significantly higher or lower results than you expected, you can make adjustments. The next articles are designed to help you perfect your practice and be the best you can be in the shortest amount of time.

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Scotch Doubles at Kolby’s

This past Saturday March 21, Kolby’s in Keizer, Oregon had scheduled an Open Scotch Doubles tournament with $800 Added. It appeared in the Feb. & March issues. Well... For whatever reason, Just 12 players, only 6 Teams showed up for the opportunity. After little deliberation it was decided that a Round Robin Format would be utilized (5 matches per team, 30 games) and that the promised $800 House added monies would still be honored. Prize money would be paid to 2 places. 1st $900 and 2nd, $500 The Field consisted of Masters and Grand Masters ONLY. Great Heart, Good Sportsmanship and Tenacity Gentlemen! Teams were as follows: Jon Evans & Steve Tune, Roger Goodman & John C., Randy White & Wayne Milke, Matt Horner & Mike Stevens, Steve Lingelbach & Darin Walding, and Randy Baker & Paul Marquez. Our upcoming tournaments can be found in our ad and the 'Tournament Trail' section of this unique and wonderful publication

(L-R), Matt Horner and Mike Stevens

1st Place and $900 went to Matt Horner and Mike Stevens with 28 games won 2nd Place went to Jon Evans and Steve Tune for $500, with 25 wins. Congratulations Gentlemen! 3rd was Randy B. and Paul, 4th, Steve and Darin, 5th, Roger and John C. 6th Randy W. and Wayne

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Corey Deuel

Champions of Chinook

By Andrew Monstis LINCOLN CITY, OR Corey Deuel drives a run-out pace and ran through the loser’s bracket, beating Canadian Champion John Morra in finals. John Morra chopped through a star studded bracket to get to the point and showed he was in total command until coming up against Corey who held John to only 6 combined in games in both the finals matches on his way to the $10,000 1st place prize. Vivian Villarreal came out of the loser’s bracket, where she was sent packing by Cindy Sliva who waited on the point. Vivian got through tough competitor Kim Jones, to return to Cindy again. The finals match featured a lot of great play from both women. They both played like champions and Vivian had to struggle to capture the $4000 1st place check. Cindy once again showed why she is one of the Northwest’s finest, keeping up with seasoned professional, Vivian Villarreal. Chinook Winds added $21,000 to the 8-Ball Open events, $17,000 to Men’s division with guaranteed $10,000 for 1st and $5,000 to the Women’s division with $4000 guaranteed for 1st place. Western BCA added an additional $4000 to the events. The Men’s division raced to 7 and the Women’s raced to 5. 128 men and 38 women


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entered, trying to get into the money. A $1000 added Warm up 8-ball tournament took place Thursday before main event. League players and those entered in Main event were welcome to play. 83 men entered the $25 entry, race to 3, Double elimination event. The short race can be an equalizer with top players. It was a smash event. There was over $3000 in prize money. Rafael Martinez took 1st, Jason Shaw 2nd, Josh Roberts 3rd, Stan Tourangeau 4th, Ace Brown and Corey Deuel 5th/6th, Steve Lingelbach and Marc Vidal 7th/8th. The Calcutta went off well. Auctioning through both fields took some time but it was well worth it. There was a net $25,280 in the men’s and $6425 in the women’s. Paul “Kez Dog” Marquez and Carissa Biggs helped out calling on bidders. It was a fun and exciting event. It took a lot of hard work producing the Chinook Winds Open event. Cocoordinators/directors Andrew Monstis and Mike Jensen worked 100’s of volunteer hours to make this event successful as it was. It was about pool. It was very rewarding to hear the praise coming from both participants and spectators. The top players all said it was the best event they have ever been too. First timers to the event

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Vivian Villarreal

Winds Open 8-Ball

said they had never seen such a great event. Others said this was the biggest event in the Northwest since “Ocean Shores” event in the early eighties. Special thanks to Mike Howerton, “Azbilliards”, Lenny Marshall “On The Rail TV”, Ozzie Reynolds of “Cuesports International” Ric and Bonnie Jones of Bad Boys Production and Chinook Winds & WBCA staff for their considerable help. They say it’s better at the beach and they are right! Chinook Winds Casino Resort is a full service facility and is an exceptional place for a tournament venue. Having this event tucked in at the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon creates an atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else. The huge gallery of spectators did watch many excellent matches as the Tournament unfolded. People were able to watch and learn what great pool playing is about. The crowds were in awe of top players like Vivian Villarreal, Stacy Allsup, Rebecca Wagner, Kathy MacDonald, Shane Van Boening, Scott Frost, Rodney Morris, Joshua Roberts, Danny Olson, Ace Brown and Jayson Shaw. They were equally dazzled by top local players like Cindy Sliva, Kim Jones, Carissa Biggs, Liz Cole, Danny Louie, Rafael Martinez, Stan Tourangeau, Matt Horner and Randy Baker. These great pool players showed their talent. Mike Massey Shared with the crowed some of his patented trick shots, What fun!

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RESULTS Men Payout $25,000 1st $10,000 2nd $5,000 3rd $3,000 4th $2,000 5th $1,500 6th $1,500 7th $1,000 8th $1,000 9th $600 9th $600 9th $600 9th $600 13th $300 13th $300 13th $300 13th $300

Calcutta $22,840 $8,908 $4,111 $3,198 $2,056 $1,142 $1,142 $571 $571 $228 $228 $228 $228 $57 $57 $57 $57

Cory Deuel John Morra Shane Van Boening Josh Roberts Matt Horner Taylor Anderson Randy Baker Danny Olson Jayson Shaw Dan Louie Stan Tourangeau Rafael Martinez Rodney Morris Mike Massey Mike Stevens Eddie Carrido


Women Payout $9,800 1st $4,000 2nd $2,000 3rd $1,400 4th $900 5th $500 6th $500 7th $250 8th $250

Calcutta $5,855 $2,342 $1,171 $878 $586 $293 $293 $146 $146

Vivian Villarreal Cindy Sliva Kim Jones Carissa Biggs Stacy Allsup Linda Carter Kathy MacDonald Mary Coffman


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Barbara’s Martisch Second Memorial Women’s Tournament

FEB 2015 - Concord, CA The Second Memorial 8-Ball Tournament for Barbara Martisch was hosted by Diablo Valley Pool Leauges and Vinnie’s Bar and Grill on Feb 7th 2015. Barbaras’ memories are still with us and always be. Nineteen women showed up to participate in the competition, who toasted and reminisced about Barb. The sponsor Vinnie’s offered their delicious barbecue plate for $5. The children she so diligently raised and taken care of for years by Barb, all went to visit the location where she rests and shared stories and flew balloons in her honor. Josie had a great day of shooting by knocking a bunch of the favorites out of the way and grabbing second place. Congratulations Josie ! Bonnie Koerner had to settle for 3rd place and Shawn Modelo went totally undefeated the whole event. Shawn’s game is on fire. !!! She won the event for the second consecutive year . At the end of the day the money makers were as follow 1) Shawn Modello $100 2) Josie Baraquil $60 3) Bonnie Koerner $40 . Thank you to all for coming to pay our tribute to Barbara. We produced a cd which captured some of the moments we spent with Barbara, and pictures of last years memorial.


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Fred passed away on March 15, 2015. His funeral was in Union City, TN. There will be a Memorial Service in Daytona Beach, FL at Westside Baptist Church on Mason Avenue April 4th at 10 am. Fred had so many friends all over the world. Just know that had he been able to call, text or facebook you, he would have. I want to thank you for the beautiful flowers, cards and phone calls. Thank you, Sue Roberts Stoll Fred grew up in Daytona Beach, graduating from Mainland High School in 1972. Fred worked at the Daytona Beach News Journal and continued to be a freelance photographer for the paper. Fred retired from the United States Postal service in 2012. Fred was also the photographer for the BCAPL. Many of you knew Fred as Santa. He loved making Christmas a special time for children and their families. I look forward to celebrating Fred’s life with his Florida family and friends.

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Payette Division Banquet Player Remembered

The Payette division of the South Western Idaho BCA League held their 8 ball banquet and awards ceremony at the Boomerang Saloon in Payette, Idaho, on February 24, 2015. First place was won by the Deadstroke Boomerang Team. Second place was won by Jacob's Well Mavericks and third place winners were the Palisades team, Brad's Boys. Top shooters in the league were Ronnie Seiber who won 540 games with a win percentage of 80% and most consecutive with 15 wins. In second place was Bruce Davis with 529 wins and a win percentage of 75%. This division is a small division but has some awesome players with a lot of love for the game and each other. A long time member of the community and the Payette pool family and member of the Jacob's Well Mavericks Team passed away the week before league ended. Doug Sparks will be missed by us all. Happy pool playing in heaven Doug!

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division in the State Championships will win a trophy, free entry into the National BEF event and money to go towards a scholarship fund. The BEF National event will be held at the South Point Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas August 4-7. The winners of each division have the opportunity to win a scholarship for college. Prior to the event there is a banquet where all the participants and families can attend and get acquainted with one another. Parents is a good excuse to get out of town and relax. This is a great event for the juniors. The BEF does great things to bring the youth to our sport. If you’re not involved with a junior player and would to help support the BEF, please go to to donate. Cue-Topia Billiards, 9324 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood WA 98499 253-226-3594

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The Pot-O’-Gold Tournament at the Scoop Bar in Bozeman, MT saw a field of 13 teams totaling 26 players. The progressive pot Scotch doubles style meant only one team went away from the tournament without prize money or a free giveaway. The tournament scheme allowed for a fun single day of VNEA doubles 8-ball mixed with the ‘Luck of the draw’ for the winners of each bracket. Sponsorship by the Scoop Bar resulted in a good pot for the size of the field! Local pool players are thankful to have such a supporting and consistent sponsor for our tournaments! Players from Three Forks to Livingston paid a $20 entrance fee and split games to see who got the wins to draw from the ‘GOLDEN DOLLAR’ coins! Every round consisted of drawing golden coins from the Leprechaun’s Pot-O’-Gold, one special coin per round being a 2X multiplier for that round. Many of the bracket matches were an exciting and very close race to three! There were prize give-ways consisting of a $15 bar tab and another that was $15 in Susan B. Anthony and golden coins. The Scoop bar provided coffee and muffins in the morning and then a delicious corned beef and cabbage lunch. Play during the early rounds was fun with many winners drawing golden coins, while later brackets had a greater chance to draw the lucky multiplier. Once the brackets reached a point of only two winners per round, then the progressive pay ended and payouts began….that meant a 50/50 chance to draw to draw a multiplier! While the bracket matches had an official lag to decide the first break, the break then alternated by team and by team mate in the race to three. Since the top six teams got a payout, nearly half of the field saw money greater than the entrance fee. Using this progressive pay approach resulted in nearly all the teams getting some money! Exciting to see a tourney where most of the players made some money back! It was a tight race, with some of the teams meeting a second time on their way to the top. Peter Asmuth and Cody Jones, Seth King and Charlotte Stansberry tied for fifth place. Dave Biesel and Cole Lininger got fourth place. Third place went to Stephan Solberg and Jeremy Jones. Second place was Vance Miyakawa and Jeff Koski. Roger Scott and Davey Labrie captured first place in a single match to win! Several teams fought very hard and nearly made it up thru the loser’s bracket. Jeff Picket and Misty Debates just missed the money, while Peter Asmuth and Cody Jones made it into the payouts with some lucky multipliers too! Top three teams won the very

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minute surprise competitor from South Dakota… Shane Van Boening. SVB happened to be in the area doing an exhibition in Tacoma and he accepted Malarkey’s invitation to enter the tournament. As soon as word got out that SVB would be there, the entries came flooding in with players anxious for the opportunity to compete against the #1 ranked Pro Pool Player in RAFAEL MARTINEZ, REBECCA EASLEY (TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR), SHANE VAN BOENING the country. The format was 9-Ball Malarkey’s Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015 on the 9-foot Every year, Malarkey’s Pool & Brew hosts the February Freeze 9-Ball Tournament tables, winner break, race to 7 on the A side and race to 6 on the B side; the race and every year, more top notch pool players in the Pacific Northwest come to went to 7 once they got to the money rounds. Rail2Rail provided the Live Stream, Tacoma, WA to compete. This year, we had a full field of 84 great players (73 men free to viewers and Score Saloon tracked the scores of the matches online. and 9 women) from Washington, Oregon, California and Canada; with a last Spectators accurately predicted the final to be the two pros in this field; SVB and

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Rafael Martinez. To get there, both these fine players battled through an 84 player field. The random draw put Van Boening and Martinez at opposite ends of the bracket and both men defeated their opponents in quick succession, until the semifinal round of the winners’ side. That’s when Martinez came up against Dan Louie, who charged through his bracket as well. Louie broke Martinez’s winning streak, beating him 7-3 and earned a spot in the point match against SVB. Meanwhile, Van Boening was chewing through his opponents, not allowing any of them to get more than 4 games on him; that is, until he got to the 6th round. There, he met Sean Lewis, who had been blazing his own trail through the bracket, was on fire and who was very much up to the challenge of facing SVB on the stream table. In the longest match Van Boening played, Lewis played tough and smart to give the nationally ranked pro a real hill/hill grind of table runs and safeties. Lewis’ last safety in the 13th game of the set rolled just a little far and gave SVB an opportunity back to the table; he made an incredible shot from a tough spot, finishing the rack and the match, 7-6. Dan Louie and Shane Van Boening would play for the point, while Rafael Martinez and Sean Lewis each had to beat one more player before meeting each other in the match for 4th place. Lewis defeated Todd Marsh and Damian Pongpanik lost to Martinez. In the quarterfinal match, Lewis and Martinez both played strong, but it was Martinez that would come out the victor and Sean Lewis finished 4th place. Martinez waited to play the loser of the match for the point. The point match was announced and a crowd gathered to watch national and world champion from South Dakota, Shane Van Boening play against local favorite and past national champion from Mercer Island, WA, Dan Louie. Van Boening continued his own winning streak by beating Louie 7-3 and laying claim to the hot seat. After SVB sent Dan Louie over to the B side, Louie and Rafael Martinez had a rematch. Louie was fresh off his loss to SVB and did not play as well as he did in his first match up with Martinez. Louie gave Martinez too many chances with uncharacteristic misses, while Martinez found his groove and got into a rapid but smooth stroke, to defeat Louie by the same score Louie had beaten him by earlier, 7-3 and move on to the final match. Malarkey’s was packed with pool fans from all over the Seattle/Tacoma area to see former world champion Rafael Martinez face the current #1 US ranked pro player, Shane Van Boening. The final match of the February Freeze was one of the fastest in Malarkey’s history. SVB expertly ran through 6 straight racks in about 15 minutes. He broke and scratched on the 7th rack, finally giving Rafael Martinez a chance at the table. Martinez, the calm and quick shooter who easily defeated Dan Louie in the semi-final, seemed rushed and uncomfortable in this final as he pocketed the first few balls. Unfortunately, he miscued on the 6-ball, giving control of the table back to SVB and that was the end of the match, as Van Boening quickly ran out the rest of the rack, to win the match 7-0. Rafael Martinez took 2nd place and Shane Van Boening won the title of February Freeze 2015 Champion. Results: 1st $1,400 Shane Van Boening 2nd $700 Rafael Martinez 3rd $500 Dan Louie 4th $375 Sean Lewis 5th/6th $225 Damian Pongpanik, Todd Marsh 7th/8th $200 Al Perez, Jing Gicaso 9th/12th $150 Scott Chandler, Simon Pickering Stephan Falon, Mike Grimm 13th/16th $125 Michael Ma, Lito, Miguel Morfin, Andrew Wroblewski Top Women $175 (split) Jessica Orth, Faith Morfin

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LAKEWOOD, WA Shane VanBoening broke the unofficial 220 Behind the Rock Tour world record at Cue-Topia Billiards February 24, 2015. Cue-Topia Billiards was honored to have Shane VanBoening come to Cue-Topia Billiards for an exhibition, clinics and lessons March 24-27. This exhibition was something we will all remember. The exhibition started with an enjoyable shuttle ride from the local casino to the pool room. As spectators entered the exhibition they were given a piece of paper and pencil to write a question for Shane to answer in the exhibition. VanBoeing started the exhibition giving a short biography of his career and his personal experiences. He told some comical and entertaining stories and also hit on the more serious side of life making the statement “that we, as human beings are not all perfect and that’s okay”. This really set the tone for the event and made it very personal for all of us. From there Shane went on to answering questions. The questions ended up being very interesting and informative for all. What was so special about the questions was that VanBoening did not take the questions lightly. He methodically thought about his answer and if he wasn’t clear on the question he didn’t just throw it aside. He stopped and asked for clarity to make sure he was giving the best answer. Shane made everyone feel this was their personal experience. A true compassionate man and true gentleman. Once VanBoening finished the questions, gave some tips about the game the fireworks started. Shane agreed to play a Behind the Rock 220 match. The previous unofficial World Record was 186 points shot by Adam Smith in Tunica at the Southern Classic event in 2012. For those of you that are new to Behind the Rock (BTRT) let’s go over the format a little. BTRT is an animal of a different color. It’s an all new format where matches are played from any certified location (which would include pool rooms, bars, bowling alleys or any location with pool tables and an Event Coordinator (EC)). Each week a new tournament starts on Sunday and is open to matches all week long. Different rooms play on different days. Saturday night at midnight, matches from different locations are uploaded by the EC’s to the website and the tournament is closed. Sunday the tournament is calculated, new handicaps are calculated and payouts are done every Monday. BTRT games are all offense with no opponent which means you have no excuses. It’s all about what you do at the table from racking to running balls. We play two different games and within each game are 4 divisions and a true 90% handicapping system is used. 220 is played on the 9 foot table and 198 is similar to 220 but it’s played on the 7 or 8’ foot tables. Players play 11 games for a match. 220 was derived off the game of 10 ball vs. the Ghost. These are the basic rules. Break, take ball in hand after the break and run balls in rotation until the player fouls misses or runs out. Players earn a point per ball. If


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a player breaks and runs there are some scoring at twists that take place and we’ll go over those Once the new world record was set Shane moved as we watch Shane’s upcoming match. Other onto photos with the players, cue ball signing, rules are All Ball Foul rule, don’t touch or move silent auction, door prizes and challenge matches. anything on the table or game over, scratch on This was a great evening and spectators went home the break is minus a point and all balls spot that with stars in their eyes and truly appreciated the were pocketed on the break, any ball pocketed is professionalism, talent and expertise they had just a point as long it was a legal hit, remember we’re witnessed. playing by 9 ball rotation rules, but playing with All of us from Cue-Topia Billiards and Behind the 10 balls. Rock would like to thank Shane for his time and Shane’s match was a 220 match and it went down enlightening us. We’d also like to thank all our like this. sponsors Pure-X Cues, Great American Casino, He started out the first game and ran to the 4 ball Changes Barber, Ivars, Sizzler, French Hen, C which he missed (looked like the ball skidded Those of us pool players here in Tacoma who on him). Missing a ball is game over. Game 2: thought we knew a little something about pool Shane broke and didn’t make a ball on the break learned we know little about the game and have a and ran out, Cut game. Game 3: again didn’t lot of work to do. make a ball on the break, but took the option to To everyone that came and supported the not take ball in hand which converted game 2 exhibition, thank you for making it a great event. from a Cut game to a COE and ran out. Game 4: We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our pockets a ball on the break, took the option again, hope is that everyone is inspired to grow their converting game 3 to a COE and ran out. Game game and incorporate Behind the Rock into their 5: pockets a ball on the break and runs out, Snap pool program. You can find a link to purchase game. Game 6: he does not make a ball on the photos of the event at www.behindtherocktour. break and runs out, Cut game. Game 7: makes com.  a ball on the break takes the options converting If you are not local to Tacoma, players can play QUESTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING game 6 to a Cut game and runs out. Game 8: he BTRT from any location with pool tables. If makes a ball on the break and runs out, Snap game. Game 9: Snap game. Game your local place to play isn’t playing BTRT get a hold of us and we’ll help you get 10: Cut game, taking the option in game 11 converting game 10 to a COE, breaks it going. For more info email or reply to the post. BTRT is now playing at Cue-Topia Billiards Lakewood, Golden Fleece Seattle, and runs game 11 and game 12 for two more Snap games. Shane broke and ran Paddy’s Sports bar and Grill in Cour de Alane ID, Hardtimes Billiards Sacramento 11 games making a new World Record of 197 points. The stats for his match were: and Butera Billiards Moorpark CA. 3 consecutive snap games, 6 total snap games, 3 COE, 1 Cut game, 1 extra 10 Ball If you’d like to learn more about Behind the Rock visit the website at www. and one miss. To sum it up out of 12 games one miss and 11 break and runs. This may sound like an easy feat because you have the option to take ball in hand after, click on the Tour Info button and read about How it the break, but let me tell you it’s quite a feat especially when you keep in mind that works. You can also find the rules and scoring on the website under the Rules tab. it was the first time ever that Shane played this format. You can view his score sheet You’ll find 5 short videos on the scoring as well.



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WPBA Regional Tour Championships Members of the Tiger West Coast 9 Ball Women’s Tour have begun preparation towards the 2015 session. The 2014 session was another success, the session began with a first time kick-off event with a combo 8/9 ball event at Hard Times in Sacramento, with $1000 being added. Another highlight of the year was the addition of a new sponsor, Diamond Billiards in Modesto. TWCWT had three participants in the 2015 WPBA Regional Tour Championships in Herdon, Va. Stephanie Hefner, and Shawn Modelo participated in the National event for the second year in a row. For 2015 the 3 participants were Stephanie Hefner, Leslie Bernardi and Shawn Modelo. This was Leslie’s first year Leslie started playing pool around the age of 14. She lived in a mobile home park and there was a table in the rec hall that she used to play on. Her hobby changed to the game she loves around the age of 16 when her dad started taking her into bars and shooting in doubles tournaments. She has been part of TWCWT off and on for about 6 or 7 years now, but 2015 was the first time she attended the RTC’s. “The competition was incredible. I loved playing against all the ladies. The round robin format was intense and a lot of fun. My advice to new players is if your goal is to improve then play against players that are better than you. You

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POOL - DARTS - FOOD & FUN! Wed Nights 8 Ball Sign ups at 7pm Saturday Night Open to all 1st Sat 8 Ball 3rd Sat 9 Ball Sign ups 5:45-6:15pm Tournament Entry $5+$1 g.f. House Matches

15747 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA (206) 248-1670

Pockets Inc.

14 Pool Tables - Darts Foosball - Video Games

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 5-7pm/Sun 6-7pm Evey Sunday 8-Ball Blind Draw Doubles $5 entry starts at 7pm Money added

905 E Lincoln Rd - Idaho Falls, ID 208-525-9962

Hi Way Lounge

Stop In~Check us Out Open Pool Nightly

619 Elk St - Alexander, ND

701-828-3100 5429 100th St SW (corner of 100th & Bridgeport)

Lakewood, WA

253-584-1919 3-8’ Diamond Pool Tables Fri & Sat Night Tournaments $5 entry - BCA Rules Double Elimination - Starts 7PM House matches the pot

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Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

50 $100 $5000 $2990 $7990 $2,000 $1,380 $950 $660 $450 $450 $310 $310 $220 $220 $220 $220 $150 $150 $150 $150


Stan Tourangeau/Sheila Clark Randy Baker/Jing Liu Adam Stromberg/Phyllis Fernandez Robert Olson/Josie Balius Kevin Fong/Karla Bagley-Tias Jason Marcoulier/Kendra Marcoulier Steve Lingelbach/Carissa Biggs Ken Dodd/Susan Preston Nick Kruger/Jennifer Lewis Kevin Parr/Corynn Walker Steve Tune/Tamara Parlette Jim Conway/Nancy Measor Toshi Moriguchi/Liz Cole Sean Lewis/Andrea Saenz-Maes Mike Stevens/Cindy Doty Nick Lopez/Mary Olney


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

75 $200 $15,000 $5,075 $20,075 $2,900 Hi Tide Tsunami’s $2,275 Playhouse $1,775 Brown’s, Whites & Gray $1,375 M & M $1,075 Hannah’s $1,075 Schooners NW Cruisers $850 Survivors $850 Dirty Mike and the Boy $650 Why Not Us? $650 GR8 Balls of Fire $650 The Stroke $650 Good ‘Ol Boys $525 8 Balls & A Rack $525 Sparkle Motion $525 Vista $525 Straight Shooters


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th

19 $250 $4,750 $3,200 $7,950 $3,100 $1,925 $1,250 $775 $450 $450

A Little Loaded DJ Cues Soundview B & G #2 Group Therapy Bottom Left Soundview B & G #1


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th

Western BCA

15 $200 $3,000 $1,565 $4,565 $2,020 The Loonies & Toonies $1,140 Thanks for Askin’ $640 Dominions $340 Rialto’s Angels $220 Shark This $220 NPL CHIX

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Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

141 $70 $9,870 $2,810 $12,680 $1,650 Chris Sykes/Robin Adams $1,240 Tom Myers/Bonnie Russell $940 Terry Thurlow/Christy Morgan $710 Scott Perry/Adrianne Beach $540 George Weiss/Leeja Rein $540 Mike Gwinn/Cindy Perry $410 Chad Walton/Raquel Walton $410 Peter Ploem/Kristin Cambas $310 Greg Cantrall/Jackie Cantrall $310 Shawn Self/Donna Kingsbury $310 Todd Phillips/Kim Miller $310 Blade Longmire/Stella Speedis $230 Jeremy Gradwohl/Lynda Moore $230 Jeff Mee/Ame’ Farrell $230 Jim Knappenberger/Tracey Cunningham $230 Michael Choe/Shannon Norton


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

71 $175 $12,425 $2,400 $14,825 $2,200 retribution $1,650 The Border $1,300 Uptown and Friends $1,025 Volcano Kings $800 All Spread Out $800 Matts Crew $625 Bob’s Billiard Supply $625 Merry Time $475 Solid B’s $475 Killer Beez $475 Point 9 $475 Smokey & The Bandits $375 Grease Monkey Billiard $375 Strict 9 $375 Peacock $375 Mac’s


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

100 $35 $3,500 $655 $4,155 $685 $510 $375 $275 $205 $205 $150 $150 $110 $110 $110 $110 $80 $80 $80 $80

Christy Morgan Andrea Tomma Eunice Sleight Tina Krause Nikki Crane Kimberly Katzenberger Kimberlee Elbon Juli DeWalt Claire Binci Kirsten Fery Nicole Donisi Julie Fraser Orla Poole Kelley McMinn Linda Thompson Bev Schantz

Sure Shot Billiards

Celebrates 20 Years



Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

195 $50 $9,750 $2,635 $12,385 $1,600 Jason Young $1,240 Travis Gutcher $915 Benjie Grow $680 Larry Binchus $505 Wynn Palmerton $505 Chris McNeil $370 Anthony Shipley $370 Brookman Holmes $270 Chris A White $270 Clay Skidmore $270 James Schweiger $270 Joe Moyak $200 Bill Irons $200 Jake Dosch $200 Ryan Skaggs $200 Scott Perry


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

77 $40 $3,080 $1,005 $4,085 $900 $625 $435 $305 $210 $210 $150 $150 $105 $105 $105 $105 $70 $70 $70 $70

Christy Loehding Jennifer Acker Cassie Francois Tracey Cunningham Irene Arsenault Kim Miller Vi Brons Schon Hartung Kristin Cambas Bonnie Russell Robin Adams Suzanne Mackey Elaine Eberly Trish White Madalina Moreno Cynthia Bade


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

Billiard Supply 8 Pool Tables Easy Parking Central Location

Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd

9 $40 $360 $60 $420 $240 $125 $55

Kathy Murphy Patty Hayes Lynda Moore


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th

45 $140 $6,300 $1,760 $8,060 $1,640 Startin’ Trouble $1,200 Diamond Girls $880 in progress $660 Rack n Roll $500 Angels $500 All Bust No Balls $380 Ferrule Cats $380 Fatat 8-Traction $280 Pine Tree Characters $280 Ranch Ladies $280 Players 8ball Nanas $280 Felt Up $200 Ex-Cues-Us $200 Chix With Stix $200 troubled 4 sum $200 Doc’s W & P

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37 $65 $2,405 $965 $3,370 $1,075 Jessica Orth $690 Barbara Thompson $435 CarlaJean Beers $280 Marian Poole $180 Linda Cyrus $180 Julie Stallings $115 Regene McDonnell $115 Catherine Gamble $75 Misty Saldana $75 Cindy Rosenthal $75 Rebecca Easley $75 Brenda Willis

56 $40 $2,240 $570 $2,810 $565 $400 $290 $205 $150 $150 $105 $105 $75 $75 $75 $75

2602 N Columbia Center Blvd Richland, WA 509-737-9868

Greg Cantrall Bill Howie Mike Gwinn Ernie Omori Sonny Boggs Dave Thompson Vernon Joe Dennis Heine Joe Mendoza Linn Petty Richard Olson David Moore

The Greek Village

FREE POOL on Sundays 6 - 50 cent pool tables with Simonis Cloth

7 TV’s + Big Screen Internet Jukebox ATM 301 NW Murray Blvd - Portland, OR 503-643-2119


Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

258 $35 $9,030 $1,745 $10,775 $1,100 Alex Ip $825 Tom Bennett $625 Jeremy Gradwohl $475 Reynold Phillips $360 Dave Davis $360 Vinnie Ottwell $275 Dwayne Larsen $275 John Fonseca $210 Danny Defenik $210 Rodney Barney $210 Scott Dannen $210 Cory Sweet $160 Rich Elbon $160 Jeremy Coffman $160 Steve Jines $160 Jeff Moore

76 $65 $4,940 $2,570 $7,510 $1,800 $1,225 $830 $565 $380 $380 $255 $255 $175 $175 $175 $175 $120 $120 $120 $120

3628 Citadel Dr Colorado Springs, CO

Home of the Rocky Mountain State Games

Bar & Grill

Jim Conway Steve Tune Randy Baker Jimenez LTD Michael Deitchman Pete Phillipe Junior Sardoncillo Roger Goodman Gary Crane Jeff Coates Steve Lingelbach Tommy Rossi Mike Stevens Jeff Jerome Gord Gervais Tom Kitka




Total Entries Entry Fee Entry Fees Added Money Total Payout 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th/6th 5th/6th 7th/8th 7th/8th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 9th-12th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th 13th-16th

The Only Billiard Museum in the World with a Bar!

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

Doc’s Tavern

Home of Frosty Beer and Where Old Rockers Meet!

BCA Pool League Wednesday’s at 7 pm Meat Shoot Fridays at 3 pm 1414 Bay Ave - Ocean Park, WA


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DAY CITY Mondays Boise Thursdays Boise Sundays Idaho Falls Orofino Pocatello

LOCATION The Pocket The Pocket Pocket The Shot Glass Oasis Bar

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

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

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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

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

DAY Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

LOCATION Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

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

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

ENTRY $5 $5 $10 $25

ADDED Matching Matching Matching $10/player

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

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

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

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


LOCATION Cue-Topia O’Finnigan’s Pub Cue-Topia Nick’s Bar & Grill BZ’s Sport Bar Good Time Ernie’s O’Finnigan’s Pub Black Diamond Cue-Topia Cue-Topia (1st & 3rd Wed) Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern Banks Lake Pub Schooners Doc’s Tavern Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Good Time Ernie’s (1st Sat) Good Time Ernie’s (3rd Sat) Schooners Log Cabin (3rd Sat) Black Diamond Legends Spot Bar & Grill Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Spot Bar & Grill

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

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

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$20 gift card 1st 7:00PM

BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 Poker Pool $3+$1 g.f. 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. Call 8-Ball DE $10 (no g.f.) $5 up to 30 8-Ball $5 Matching 9-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball Open $3 Meat Shoot Poker Call Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Matching 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 Matching 8-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 9-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 8-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball $10+$5 g.f. $$$ 8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2


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

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

April 2015


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

$20 gift card 1st Noon

Matching $2/player 100% Matching

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

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


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

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Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays


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



LOCATION Hi Way Lounge

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



PHONE (701) 828-3100



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

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

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


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

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

CITY Alexander

DAY Mondays

CITY Capitola Sacramento

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

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

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

DAY Fridays Saturdays Sundays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAY Sundays

CITY Bozeman

LOCATION Scoop Bar (starts Feb 8th)

PHONE (406) 209-4124

EVENT / RULES ENTRY Outlaw Pool Tournament $10



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

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League Play 4 nights a week

Open 11AM-2AM everyday



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


DAY Tuesdays

5 Pool Tables 13 TV’s Full Menu

ADDED Matching




Judy Griffith

PACS League Operator Association President

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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 3-5 Apr 4 Apr 4-5 Apr 5 Apr 10 Apr 11-12 Apr 11-12 Apr 11 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 16-19 Apr 18 Apr 18 Apr 18 Apr 23-26 Apr 23-26 Apr 23-26 Apr 23-26 Apr 23-26 Apr 25 Apr 25 Apr 25-26 Apr 25-26 May 1-3 May 2 May 2 May 3 May 9 May 9 May 15-17 May 16-17 May 21 May 22-24 May 22-24 May 23-24 May 30 May 30-31 May 30-31 Jun 1-4 Jun 1-4 Jun 1-4 Jun 4 Jun 13 Jun 13 Jun 13 Jun 13-14 Jun 27 Jun 27-28 Aug 22-24



Electric City, WA Vaughn, MT OakHarbor, WA Portland, OR Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls, ID Salem, OR Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Oaks, PA Keizer, OR Lincoln, MT Salem, OR Lewistown, MT Lewistown, MT Lewistown, MT Lewistown, MT Lewistown, MT Salem, OR Modesto, CA Keizer, OR Electric City, WA Helena, MT Belgrade, MT Keizer, OR Portland, OR Salem, OR Keizer, OR Bozeman, MT Lakewood, WA Minot, ND Minot, ND Minot, ND Keizer, OR Modesto, CA Lakewood, WA Sacramento, CA San Diego, CA San Diego, CA San Diego, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Keizer, OR Darby, MT Petaluma, CA Modesto, CA Keizer, OR Emeryville, CA





Banks Lake Pub (see ad p40) 509-633-2000 12 Annual Vern Michel Mx Dbls $15/player Silver Spur (see ad p36) 406-964-1003 9-Ball Call American Legion (see ad Mar) 360-929-6076 8-Ball Partners $80 incl g.f. Sam’s Billiards (see ad p35) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Pocket (see ad p26) 208-733-9676 9-Ball Warm-up $40M/$25W Pocket (see ad p26) 208-733-9676 8-Ball Men $50+$10 g.f. Pocket (see ad p26) 208-733-9676 8-Ball Women $30+$10 g.f. Cue Ball (see ad p25) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Open 9-Ball $75 ea div Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Women 9-Ball $75 ea div Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Seniors (50+) 9-Ball $75 ea div Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Super Seniors (65+) 9-Ball $75 ea div Super Billiards Expo (see ad Feb) 609-652-6116 Juniors 9-Ball 17/12 & Under FREE Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL No Master 10-Ball Hdcp $20M/$15W Wilderness Bar (see ad p36) 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Jake’s (see ad p33) 503-362-3600 9-Ball Open $20+$5 g.f. Yogo Inn (see ad p21) 406-535-8721 MCMOA-VNEA Mens A Singles $50 Yogo Inn (see ad p21) 406-535-8721 MCMOA-VNEA Mens B Singles $50 Yogo Inn (see ad p21) 406-535-8721 MCMOA-VNEA Wmns A Singles $50 Yogo Inn (see ad p21) 406-535-8721 MCMOA-VNEA Wmns B Singles $50 Yogo Inn (see ad p21) 406-535-8721 MCMOA-VNEA Teams $200 Jake’s (see ad p33) 503-362-3600 9-Ball Open $20+$5 g.f. Diamond Billiards (see ad p6) 209-577-1447 Bar Table 8-Ball Call Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL Open 10-Ball Scotch Doubles $120/team Banks Lake Pub (see ad p40) 509-633-2000 3W-2M Teams 8-Ball $100/team Eagles #16-Fatty’s Mem. (see ad p28) 406-442-4279 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles $50-Limit 64 T Hub Bar (see ad p24) 406-388-1811 Open Doubles-Max 32 $20/team Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL Women’s Handicap 9-Ball $15 incl g.f. Sam’s Billiards (see ad p35) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Cue Ball (see ad p35) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL No Master 9-Ball Singles Hdcp $20M/$15W Scoop Bar (see ad p29) 406-850-2896 VNEA 8-Ball A & B/M & W $20 Cue-topia (see ad p24) 253-512-6898 Washington State Jr $10 Grand Hotel (see ad p20) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (mini 9-Ball) Call Grand Hotel (see ad p20) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (Men’s 8-Ball) $110 incl. g.f. Grand Hotel (see ad p20) 701-421-9880 4 Bears 8-Ball Classic (Wmn’s 8-Ball) $85 incl. g.f. Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL Open 9-Ball $75 incl g.f. Diamond Billiards (see ad p6) 209-577-1447 Bar Table 8-Ball Call Cue-topia (see ad p24) 253-512-6898 10-Ball-Limit 40 $35 incl g.f. TWCWT (see ad p34) 510-861-0829 Kick Off Event $40 On Cue Billiards (see ad p36) 760-712-9397 U.S. Police & Fire Champ. 8-Ball Call On Cue Billiards (see ad p36) 760-712-9397 U.S. Police & Fire Champ. 9-Ball Call On Cue Billiards (see ad p36) 760-712-9397 U.S. Police & Fire Champ. 14-1 Call Sam’s Billiards (see ad p35) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Cue Ball (see ad p35) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL No Master 8-Ball Hdcp $20M/$15W Sawmill Saloon (see ad p36) 406-821-2232 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Call TWCWT (see ad p34) 510-861-0829 9-Ball @ Buffalo Billiards $30+mem. Diamond Billiards (see ad p6) 209-577-1447 Bar Table 8-Ball Call Kolby’s (see ad p18) 503-393-POOL Open Scotch Doubles $120/team TWCWT (see ad p34) 510-861-0829 9-Ball @ Broken Rack $30+mem.


$1,000 Guar Call $500 w/32 Call Call $1,000 w/64 $500 w/32 $200 Call Call Call Call Call $300 Call Call Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Call Call $700 Call Call $200 or $300 $250 Call $200 $300 Call Qualifier BEF Call $10,000 $3,000 $700 Call $500 w/32 Call Call Call Call Call $200 $300 Call Call Call $700 Call


7:00PM Call 10:00AM 11:00AM 6:00PM 10:00PM 10:00PM 10:00AM Call Call Call Call Call 10:00AM Call 10:00AM Call Call Call Call Call 10:00AM 1:00PM 9:00AM Call 6:00PM 10:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM Call 11:00AM 4:00PM Call Call 9:00AM 1:00PM 10:00AM 11:00AM Call Call Call 11:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM Call Noon 1:00PM 9:00AM Noon

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