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Who says there is nowhere to go in Lynnwood? Radio talk show personality Tom Leykis says there is only one place worth going to, The Breaking Point. Owned by Jonathan Denning, The Breaking Point is the Northwest’s premier poolroom. Since buying the room, Jonathan has put a lot of time, money and patience into (See Breaking Point page 17)

Moments after Johnny the “Scorpion” Archer pocketed the final 9-Ball in his near perfect 15/7 match against Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan, the event was declared a tremendous success by players and spectators alike. A crowd of spectators ranging from over five hundred early in the matchup to three hundred and fifty towards the end, cheered both participants - although it was clear throughout the extended battle that the fans

1st Place Johnny Archer

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Western Canadian Open 9Ball Championships Wraps Up in Calgary Pundits Declare First Canadian WPA Event a Success

wanted the feisty young Canadian from Toronto to win. The Best Five Days of NineBall in Canada There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the tournament organizers, Southern Music Ltd. and Great White Billiards had put together the finest event in Canadian history for this first ever WPA Sanctioned Event in Canada. Jimmy Wych, colour commentator at the World Pool Championships held annually in Cardiff, Wales, said as he arrived in Calgary that the field spoke for itself and was the most (Canadian continued on page 5)

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In an interview with Bob Carroll of System Amusment April 23rd, he stated that the Washington State Championships has been postponed until the fall of 2003. It was to be held in Ellensburg Washington, and featured a Men’s and Women’s pool tournament both having an “A” and “B” Division. The tournament last year also featured a Tough Enough Come One Come All on Friday the night before the state championship, with a $100 entry for anyone who wished to play. Watch for further information and updates in “The Break”. (see ad on page 28)

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Colorado Springs, CO - The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) National 8-Ball Championships (May 9-17, 2003 in Las Vegas, NV) will be the first major event to use the new Aramith cue ball designed for Valley tables. The new cue balls look and weigh the same as the old cue balls (6 ounces

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(l to r) Dean Fisher SML, 1st Johnny Archer, 2nd Alex Pagulayan, 3rd Ralf Souquet, Harold Danielson Tournament Director

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powerful and prestigious he’d ever seen in the country. Monday’s airport arrivals list - for the shuttle service arranged by the organizers for the convenience of the players who would have to move between the events’ two venues – added weight to Wych’s statement: 1:11pm – Johnny Archer, 1:40pm – Earl Strickland, 1:45 pm Paul Potier, 3:40pm – Ralf Souquet, 5:00pm MaxEberle, 10:00pm – Fabio Petroni and Ismael Paez at 11;15pm. That Monday list of pickups accented a field that was already top-heavy with players such as John Horsfall, Dan Louie, Martin Daigle, Alex Pagulayan, Timo Makela, Mike Massey and Cliff Thorburn. The Facilities and Equipment - The ‘ Western Canadians’ were held at two venues – Calgary’s world-class facility The Olympic Oval and the home club, Great White Billiards. Event co-producer and title sponsor, Southern Music Ltd. had the ‘Oval’ booked for their league playoffs and the $50,000 Showdown and had approached promoter Paul Hanson in the summer of 2002 to move the nine-ball event up from late March to mid April, and to have six of sixteen tables at the Oval. SML (as Southern Music Ltd. is known locally) then purchased six Brunswick Gold Crown

IV tables to use in the nine-ball event. The tables were all covered with Simonis 860 cloth just before the event after Iwan Simonis came on as cloth sponsor two weeks before the event. Aramith Belgian Balls donated six sets of Super Pro Balls and Tweeton Master Chalk completed the professional table package. Lighting at GWB was standard and satisfactory, but the real surprise and success story was the custom lighting racking made by Red Deer club-owner Lorne Brooks, who also supplied the player seating. America – God Bless America! Although the USA had only ten players in the field – these ten brought a tremendously disproportionate amount of publicity to the inaugural Canadian Event. The first ‘marquee’ player in was Johnny Archer, who found a scheduling blip in his itinerary after the Molson Cup in Toronto, and so was able to fly out to Cowtown. Max Eberle of Hollywood came in through tourney director Harold Danielson, who had been hounding the controversial Americans for about six weeks…trying to get their money. Higgins came with Archer, and California sent up the two Mexican, Dominquez and Paez, who delighted Calgarians with their courtesy and charm. Harper was out of the west coast as well, along with the two gentlemen from Washington state. And, last but certainly not least, Mr. Earl Strickland. The Pearl came to town and lost his first match to young but determined large Saskatoon native, Mr. Fabian Louison…who surprised everyone in the city with his incredible upset of Strickland in the opening marquee match up at the Oval. The Pearl went home a bit upset, determined to return to the Oval, but recognizing that thirteen matches in a row to victory had been something he had accomplished only twice in his long, illustrious career of over one thousand tournaments. However, he appeared to be well on his way, squashing his next opponents Tony Gall and Max Eberle 11/0 and 11/6 respectively. Strickland then took out Rob Metzinger 11/ 4 and Stefan Santl 11/2 before having to go all the way to the hill against home club youngster Tyler Edey for the win. Strickland than played another strong 11/3 match against Jimmy Wych before losing his break and scratching four times into the side pocket on the break and giving ball in hand four more times to Dan Louie, who gratuitously took the offerings and handed Mr. Strickland his second loss 11/8 back at Great White.All in all…all participants, spectators and organizers have gone home for a few days rest after what had proved to be six of the most exciting days Calgary had ever seen – which is saying a lot for a town that continues to send champions to Vegas and the most teams year after year. It almost seemed anticlimactic and sad when it was all over and the staffers were picking up the pieces…(the after-party lasted until six in the morning Sunday…but the word is plans are already starting for next year. The payouts in Canadian dollars: 1st $10,000 Johnny Archer 2nd $5,000 Alex Pagulayan 3rd $3,500 Ralf Souquet 4th $2,500 Martin Daigle 5/6 $1,800 Edwin Montal, Dan Louie 7/8 $1,200 Jeff Kennedy, Mike Vidas 9/12 $700 Stan Tourangeau, Paul Potier, Garry Hauck, Benny Onyschuk 13/16 $450 Alain “Frenchie” Boutain, Earl Strickland, Ismael Paez, Ron Woodward 17/24 $325 John Horsfall, Abou-Daher, Timo Makila, Paul Thornley, Jimmy Wych, Ronnie Wiseman, Dwayne Bjornstad, Roger Colbert 25/32 $225 Claude Gauthier, Darcy Fulton, Rob MacDonald, Larry Wilson, Tyler Edey, Brad Poorman, Fabio Petroni, Rick Marshall 33/48 $150 Joanne Ashton, Luc Salvas, Sonny Littlelight, Cliff Thorburn, Danny Hewitt, Kevin Osborne, Darry Wouters, Ian Turner, Stefan Santl, Barry Hooey, Mike Daniels, Al Greenlee, Mike Massey, Darryl Stephens, Ray Carter, Fabian LouisonOTB

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Stan’s the Man in Spokane! By: Carissa Biggs

McQ’s Billiards of Spokane, WA set the scene for the 8th Pechauer Custom Cues 9-Ball Tour stop of the season, promoted by On The Wire. McQ’s Billiards boasts a full bar, an excellent menu, is host to weekly, regional, and local competitive play, as well as leagues, a pro shop and a wide variety of other activities! As always we would like to acknowledge our appreciation of the tour sponsors for giving Stan Tourangeau to the game of pool here on the West Coast so that we all can enjoy the game and competitiveness on a whole different level! Please offer the same back to these sponsors whenever possible: J. Pechauer Custom Cues, The Gripper Cue Caddy (owner Bill Bauer made it to the stop in person – thanks Bill!), Creative Inventions by Joe Porper, Sir Joseph Gloves, Phil Capelle and Billiards Press, Scotti Scuffer, The Monk Billiard Academy, and SilKleen Products. April 5th and 6th players from California to Canada arrived in Spokane ready to compete and hopefully either further their lead in the tour or close the gap at the top. Stan Tourangeau made it happen! After a disappointing loss for the hot seat against World Champion Rafael Martinez with a score of 9-2, Tourangeau came back through the loser’s bracket to give it a second chance. In the final race to 13, Tourangeau looked like a whipped dog down by a deficit of 7 games at a score of 9-2. Tourangeau fans know better than to count him out; he hates losing more than most anything! Second place would not be good enough for Tourangeau in Spokane. He came back to tie the score and pass Martinez 11-10 and promptly finished out the set leaving Martinez to win only 1 game in 11! The crowd witnessed an amazing level of ability from both players as well as unparalleled heart and determination from our Canadian friend Stan. Earning 200 points for first place bumped Tourangeau up to within 15 points of former tour leader Billy Palmer. Martinez’s second place finish and 150 points gave him quite a jolt as well. He overtook Glenn Atwell for 4th place in the overall standings.

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PORTLAND, OR - One of the neatest poolrooms that I service is Touché Pizza and Pool at 1425 NW Glisan just off 405 in Portland. It has excellent food, drinks and pool tables. The restaurant is on the first floor, pool and drinks on the second floor at the top of a winding staircase. Six 4 ½ x 9 Olhausen Pool tables with Simonis cloth wait at the top of the staircase. There is plenty of space between tables and no walls to hit with your cue. The building is a story in itself. Engine #3 of the Portland Fire Department roared out of the front door behind powerful horses. In my early days in this business, there were many small stations around the state and every one had a pool table. As the horses were replaced by trucks, and the d i s t r i c t s consolidated, the older buildings were replaced by multi-units. This fine building went on the block and in the 80’s it became a restaurant. Dale Dollivars first attempt led to failure and was taken over by Romos in 1991. It was not a success either and a couple of very successful Armenian restaurant owners from Eugene decided to give it a try. Zareh Marashlian and Armen Kerrekian along with Frank Ernandes decided to change everything in the building and open a Mediterranean style, very well appointed restaurant. Zareh was given the task of setting the tone. The entire building was gutted and for 9 months Zareh oversaw each detail of the work. A potbelly brick oven was sent over from Italy. It is the center of every Italian Pizza Restaurant. It has a slate bottom (excellent choice) with a special ceramic core and it does Pizza and Calzone like no other oven can. It is fired by hardwoods in a precise blend to give the right aroma to the flamed crusts. All the seating and fixtures were specially designed and installed. The curved staircase to the second floor was redesigned and was opened for a huge party for John Nicholas to which I was invited. The booth and finishing touches were added as we sat outside. The place was spectacular but was still not enough to make the magic for a winner. After 2 ½ years the doors were again closed, Zareh was sure that if they managed the place themselves and found the right key it could work. That key was pool. Zareh went back to Eugene and argued with the other partners who had every reason not to go ahead. Finally they said “Touché” to his sword like arguments and it was “Touché” back to Portland and the poolroom addition was on and either Zareh or Armen watched the business grow from then on. They watched every detail from the menu to the club’s involvement with the community. The food and service improved and the pool tables were constantly full. The fire in the oven burns constantly except to clean the flue. The first Thursday every month they set out a feast of Tapa’s or Spanish appetizers at $3.50 a plate and they have Zareh’s Gyros from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM and 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM for $2.00. They have a full menu. If you sit down to eat it takes time because everything is made from scratch, but unless you go to the Mediterranean you will not have a better meal. The pool tables are covered with Simonis cloth every year and we clean and shampoo them on a regular basis. Stop in and tell them Pat sent you. You will enjoy the experience Touché.

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I hope everyone did well on last month’s shot. If you didn’t, keep practicing your draw. This month we are cueing the cue ball with follow. This month’s shot has been called the Hydraulic English Shot. This shot is from the Follow Discipline and has a Degree of Difficulty (D.O.D.) of 6. Object ball letters coincide with corresponding pocket letters. To set this shot up position C ball and F ball centered between the pocket points. The solo blocking ball is placed frozen to the foot cushion and half way between the 1st and 2nd diamonds from pocket C. The cue ball is in hand anywhere behind the X line. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball to C ball, then carom to the foot cushion, rebound and go around the blocking ball with curve back to F ball. Pocket C ball and F ball as pocket letter designated. Special Note: Blocking ball may not be hit by the cue ball. Also extra cue ball contacts on the foot cushion are allowed, and a scratch is allowed. Here are some helpful hints on executing this shot. Keep your cue as level to the plane of the table as possible. Aim the cue ball at ball C for a ¾ ball aim. The cloth and rail height of each table are not the same so adjustments on cueing and speed of stroke differ greatly. You shouldn’t use a lot of power on this shot, and you don’t need to cue the cue ball with maximum

follow. Start out cueing the cue ball with follow between the horizontal axis of the cue ball and maximum follow using a crisp moderate stroke. Adjust the amount of follow and speed until you get the cue ball to rebound and curve around the blocking ball to pocket F ball. Make sure your warm-up strokes are smooth and don’t forget to follow through. Next month’s shot will be a D.O.D. of 6 from the Bank/Kick Discipline OTB

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Progressive Practice By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA Do you get bored with practice routines? Do they seem too easy or repetitive? If you arrange your drills as something we call progressive practice, they are guaranteed to be both challenging and varied. Let’s consider the example drill in the diagram. The point is to improve your ability to get back up the table when a ball is close to the corner pocket, as shown. For this drill, we’re going to try to do it with draw. Begin with a fairly easy shot, with the cue ball only one diamond from the pocket. The goal is to pocket the ball – this isn’t the challenging part yet – and bring the cue ball back behind the “Goal” line. If your draw is better than average set a tougher goal than the one shown, perhaps to touch the end cushion. Shoot the shot. If you accomplish the goal, make the shot a little harder and try again. An organized way to do this is to put a coin on the rail at the cue ball’s location, and move the coin back, say to Diamond 2, for the next shot. Put the cue ball by Bob Jewett the coin, reset the object ball, and try again. Each time you make the shot, move the coin (and the cue ball) farther from the pocket. When you miss, though, you need to move the coin closer to the pocket. Continue to shoot and adjust the coin until you have gone through a rack of balls. After your first miss, adjust the coin only half a diamond at a time. Make a note in your practice log – you do have a practice log, don’t you? – of the final position of the coin. That’s the score for this session on this shot. Once again, the drill is: set up the object ball, place the cue ball by the coin, shoot, and then move the coin closer to the pocket for a miss, and farther away for a good shot and repeat. After you’ve done this drill a few times, you’ll notice that the cue ball automatically moves to a position where you make about 50% of your shots. That’s not an accident; the movement of the coin to a harder or easier shot depending on whether you miss or make the shot guarantees that in the long run, the shot will go to the 50-50 point, which means it will be challenging. Also note that each shot is a little different from the one before. I’ve seen some players who practice the same shot – maybe a long, diagonal straight-in – over and over. Heaven help them if they ever got the shot with just a little angle. After this drill, you should be able to accomplish the goal for any distance from “1” up to about your normal ending point. If you feel frustrated with making only 50% of your shots, there is a pretty

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The women’s division also saw the return of the defending champion, Jane Plant of Belgrade, MT, along with several worthy opponents and good caliber players. The pool cue battles began on Friday evening at the VFW as mini-tourneys got underway. Men’s Mini: 43 players 1st $110 Len Heckbert, Medicine Hat, Alberta 2nd $65 Paul Ward, Idaho 3rd $40 Jim Ward, Spokane, Washington Women’s Mini: 19 players 1st $45 Amber Johnson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 2nd $30 Patty Dunning, Libby, MT 3rd $20 Nancy Johnson, Libby, MT Saturday morning saw several sets of bloodshot eyes, and many more that appeared quite clear and eager to get started. It was the noon hour before we got the early flights in the men’s and women’s division fired-up, as the Calcutta ran longer than we had figured. I guess it was to be expected with 103 participants. Look for the Calcutta to be held on Friday evening at next year’s event. All play on Saturday was a Janet Dunks Sean McKay race to four double elimination contest, with ball-in-hand rules in effect for the entire tournament. It was around the five o’clock hour before the late flights began having matches called. The final eight players in each of the two men’s flights qualified for Sunday, as did the final four women from each flight. Everyone who qualified for Sunday started fresh at ten a.m. in a race to five double elimination contest. Sixteen men set out to claim the top honors, as did the eight women in their respective divisions. Sean McKay from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada rises to the top of a star-studded field of great players. 1st $640 Sean McKay, Medicine Hat, Alberta $930 side pot 2nd $370 Shannon Gibson, Great Falls, MT $697 3rd $275 Jeff Boucher, Helena, MT $465 4th $145 Cowboy Bob Kollash, Post Falls, MT $232 5/6 $110 Joe Horner, Pinehurst, ID Jim Ward, Spokane, WA 7/8 $91 Len Heckbert, Medicine Hat, Alberta Rob Batorson, Post Falls, ID Janet Dunks comes back to overtake Amber who might have gotten too comfortable while waiting in the chair. $340 Janet Dunks, Butte MT $282 side pot 1st 2nd $250 Amber Johnson, Coeur d’Alene, ID $211 3rd $170 Mary Price, Helena, MT $141 4th $85 Cheryl Rosean, Kalispell, MT $70 Second chance tournament also held on Sunday saw twenty-six contestants in an open field. 1st $65 Terry Thurlow 2nd $45 Jerry Schuler 3rd $23 Mike Domme $50 Top Female: Linda Knight It was once again just a great weekend of pool; we want to thank everyone who participated in the tournament over the weekend. The tournament paid out in excess of six thousand dollars with the Calcutta figured in. A special thanks to the tow bars that served as host, (the VFW Post 1548 and the Mint Bar) and a big thanks to their respective staff members. Thanks to Bert Stoltz of Beasley Amusement once again for all of his help in the table moving and set-up in adition to his help in convincing the Legion to allow us the use of their pool table once again, thank you Legion. Due to the fact of it being quite a scramble to get, eleven tables rounded-up, moved and set-up and some re-felted. We want to say a huge thanks to all involved with the table situation, as many are privately owned. The people behind this tournament should feel good, as they must certainly be doing something right to create the large purse, and have the caliber of players that seemingly always manage to find their way to Libby at least once a year. Hats off to Tim Scott, Bart McCully, Patty Dunning, Doug Carr, Johnny Siefke, Brian Kair and several others who go unmentioned but definitely not forgotten. We here at the Tom Scott Memorial would like to say thanks to all involved, everyone who played as well as a good many awestruck spectators who watched some terrific pool. Thanks to Cowboy Bob and Rob Batorson for their cue services and lathe work. A special thanks to the following sponsors and supporters: Auto Ranch II, American Muscle Autoworks, Big Sky Equipment, Doug Carr – associated Products, Maggie’s Casino, Mint Bar, VFW Post 1548, Libby Furniture, R and Y Cabinets, Pioneer Auto & Wrecking, McCully Logging, Siefke Construction, Terry Cummings, Montana Exposure, Western Building Center. OTB We hope to see everyone again next March.

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The Pool Whisperer . . . . . Lance McGill Mad About Pool!?

Most days when I come in now my email inbox is filled! When I began doing these articles I responded personally to each email that I received. I can no longer offer that. To get to answering as many of you as I can, I’ve decided to experiment with a question and answer format. Please note that I’ll be choosing a question to represent every level of ability so that we all gain some of the information that we’re looking for. I say “we,” because each time that I teach, my own learning extends far beyond the information I’m covering with the student. The first question comes from Sheila, M.aside from the kind things that you said about my sense of humor, you also noticed that I include philosophies that you can use beyond the pool table. And that leads to her question. “What is your philosophy on pocket billiards? My philosophy for pool is as follows: “You are entitled to every ball that ain’t tied down...if you can pry one loose, it ain’t tied down.” The next question is one that may

interest all of us that play pool. The answer is prompted from a question from an email sent by Steve, H. in Boise, Idaho. “Can you tell me ways to hide my anger when I’m not playing the way I know that I can?” I was watching students in a tournament at the PARADISE in Portland, OR this week and got some of this same discussion. A man sat with me at different t i m e s throughout the night asking a variety of questions about anger a n d frustration. First, his point of view and question: “I feel that I have to psyche myself up to play because when I don’t I play lousy. So, I rev myself up to get really mad at this guy. I mean really (expletive) angry! I put it in my head that he has raped my sister and robbed my house. He has stolen from my family. I urgently

You are entitled to every ball that ain’t tied down...if you can pry one loose, it ain’t tied down.

notified him that I “got the picture.” (I didn’t want him to escalate to the point of having a stroke and knocking over my soda.) As I begin to write what my response to him was, I wonder if he’ll sit with me this week? Here is most of what I said to him: “Excellent” was the first thing that I said. Followed by, “I’m going to respond to you in the form of a question — I wanna be certain that I’m understanding you. So, in your mind are the things that you listed separate incidents or one extended, violent, sociopathic outburst designed to improve your play?” No answer. I continued: “So after the assault on your sister and the stealing f r o m y o u r family and from your home, ALL that you wanna’ do is beat this guy at a game of 8-ball?” My question had the effect of him having to pee “really bad.” And I haven’t seen him since. And for those of you that ask the many questions about frustration

and anger via email: there are two groups for us to discuss. The group that hides their anger, they are stiff and frozen, and the group that melts down and crazy goes nuts. If you’re in the hiding, stiff and frozen group, ADVANCE directly to the crazy go nuts group, otherwise, you can’t win. Then begin to use what you learn here. First understand that anger is a logical response. Does that sound like I’m suggesting anger? Well, you’re correct. I am! The first step toward solving anger is to have anger. The first step is to be angry. That is not a place where you want to spend your time. It is however a fine starting point. As a matter of fact, when you’re angry, it’s the only starting point from which you can succeed. So once that we agree to anger being a fine starting point, what’s next? Know that your anger about your performance is a conflict with reality. You are at odds w i t h what is true. Do you like those odds? Here’s the gold nugget: WHAT COULD’VE HAPPENED, DID HAPPEN. (I know. It’s rough, I don’t like applying that to my life either.) What could’ve happened,

WHAT COULD’VE HAPPENED, DID HAPPEN

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2002-2003 Billings BCA Pool League The Billings BCA Pool league completed its 2002-2003 season with its annual league championship tournament. Competing were 25 of the 32 teams in the league. Bullwackers #4 had to defeat the American Legion #1 twice to take the title, their 4th championship in 5 years. Also having good tournaments were 3rd place Bullwackers #1 and 4th place Sports Page #1. Sports Page #4 won the consolation tournament. Trophy, prize money and most valuable player awards were presented at the annual awards night dinner at Charlie Browns. The league awarded $30,000 back to the players.

Inland Northwest BCA 1st

The NIL8RS

(Left to right) Elton Dawson – Capt Jerry Schuler Rob Batorson TJ Frank Not shown, Amber Johnson & Bob Manchester

2nd One Ball Short Joshua Peterson – Capt Roy Pitchlynn Paul Hardin Steve Gillespie Ron DesJarlais

Bullwackers #4

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The Good Timers Linda Knight - Capt Mike Knight Richard Olson Bob Kollasch Jackie Clark Dale Talbot

Teams members Bullwackers #4 Terry Bummer (Capt.), 1st place Jerry Kohm, Ryan Grimm, Tom Barrett, Randy Howard & Ryan Murray 2nd place

American Legion #1 Dale Cowger (Capt.), Dan Bummer, Bob Niles, Ken Lawson and Dan Kilbride

1st Scotch Doubles Jackie Clark & Bob Kollasch nd Scotch Doubles Danette Crandell & Jerry Schuler 2 3rd Scotch Doubles Samantha Batorson & Ken Hoffman I would like to thank all the players that support this league and also all the bars that sponsor the teams; The Falls Club, The Westwood Inn, The Good Times, and The Rainbow Inn. Don’t forget 9-Ball league starts June 5. Jackie Clark – 208-777-0803 League Operator

3rd place Bullwackers #1 Karen Grimm (Capt.), Don Partyka, Randy Sayre, Bill Luscombe and Darrell Frickel 4th place Sports Page #1 Doug Asleson (Capt.), Roland Barnes Linda Asleson, John Starr and Harold Zeiler

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MVP’s (l to r) Linda Asleson, Ryan Grimm, Sue Miller

Consolation Sports Page #4 Sue Miller (Capt.), Ryan Dunster Paul Aaby, Rick Florez, Brent Waid, and Leon Spaith League most valuable players are: Bob DeReock,Ryan Grimm, Linda Asleson, Sue Miller Sportsmanship Award: Kings Korner: Corinne Grimm, Bob Grimm, Ron Swindle, Anne George and Rick Bellinger

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RESURRECTION by: Dean Shane Cassem

About the Author Dean Shane Cassem Born in Charleston, W.Va. to an immigrant father from Lebanon, Dean Shane Cassem picked up his first cue stick at age 15. His father and grandfather before him had Cassem’s restaurant in Kanawha City, a suburb of Charleston, which is the state capitol of West Virginia. From age 15 to age 20, except for a short stint in Viet Namn, Shane hardly put his cue down and by age 20, had placed second in the annual Virginia straight pool tourney (1966). In his twenties, his game went stale from staying in the bars and

out of the rooms where stiffer competition would have honed his game. His stroke subsided completely until his mid thirties when he resurrected his game and won the Coors statewide Texas 8-ball Championship in Houston in 1981. Directing his energies to a new wife, his church, and an interior wall and floor-covering business in the mid to late 80’s, his game went dormant again until he sold his business and

returned to school. At age 48, he completed his undergraduate work in theology, and earned Master’s degrees in Marriage & Family Counseling and Christian Education. During that time, he developed his writing skills and has since become the most prolific writer of pocket billiard fiction in America. Shane has five Carter Keating novels nearly ready for publication: Breakthrough,

Resurrection, Backrooms, Twist of Fate and Trade-off. Readers will see Twist of Fate in the bookstores by November 2002. In addition, he has recently created two new characters; Skinny Malone and Kelsey Maynard. Currently, Shane also has a Marriage and Family Counseling practice. He and Mary, his wife of fifteen years, live in Fort Worth, the setting for his ongoing Carter Keating Series. Shane has one daughter, Vickie Linn, a son-n-law, Brian, and a precious granddaughter, Shelbie Linn. You may visit Shane’s web sites at; www.carterkeatingnovels.com or creativecounselingconcepts.com

Part 3 –

to fish his cues out of mothballs and prepare for the tournament.

place to check out the other games. Only five other tables were occupied. Single players played on two tables, two middle-aged guys played nine ball on one table, and two kids played eight ball on another. Other than that the place was quiet. I’d picked a good time to drop in and work on my game. From the smell of things somebody had ordered pizza, the aroma strong as it snaked out of the kitchen into the pool room. I thought about ordering one, then decided against it and stayed with the coffee. The dark roast reminded me of the Colombian jungles. Thick pungent coffees and late nights, the caffeine important to my survival. A Latin guitar piece rang through the speakers and enhanced to the nostalgia. My mind seemed preoccupied and unattentive. I was frustrated. My stroke felt jerky and tentative. So far, my best run had been only twenty-seven balls. Each time I had strung a few shots together, my concentration would break

down and I’d make some kind of stupid error; miss a straight in, screw up the ball speed, or fail to think through the run clearly. I missed a shot and shook my head at my ineptness. “God,” I mumbled to myself, “I did better than this showing off for Elizabeth.” A bucktoothed kid strolled cockily over to the table. I ignored him. He sat on an adjacent table and eyed my game. I popped in a few balls, he watched. I ignored him. He grinned like a hungry bear and challenged, “Let’s play some pool hotshot.” He brushed his dirty blonde hair from his forehead and waited. “Not interested,” I said, and kept popping balls in without looking up. About five ten, he was thinly built, had flat feet in worn generic tennis shoes. His narrow head had high cheekbones

In Part One, Carter Keating, college graduate and former Special Operative returns home from a tour of duty in the Colombian jungles. Gracie, his significant other, has dumped him for someone else. He enrolls in the local police academy and meets new friend, Joe Lauterette. Later, Elizabeth, a new companion, seeing his love for the game, inspires him to enter the Texas Eight Ball Championships. The story continues as he ponders the decision. Part Two finds Keating and Lauterette at a local restaurant, talking about his former passion for the game, and the role that Jimmy the Stick Gadwell and old Charley Sturgis had in teaching him to be a young prodigy at only eighteen. Part Two ends as Keating decides

THE NINE FOOT BRUNSWICK GOLD CROWN IN THE BACK CORNER OF SHARKY’S pool hall looked like it had been brushed daily. It had fairly new cloth and lively rails and stretched to reasonably friendly pockets. Billy Kindle, the owner had designated it as the off-Broadway table for players to use, away from the attention, to work on their game. I looked at my watch. I’d been there for over three hours. Four tables over, two girls played eight ball. One of them, tall and rangy, had short red hair, a thin waist, small hips, and an attractive stroke that she kept close to her chin with a smooth follow through. I chuckled to myself as though it had nothing to do with her looks, which were admirable. Periodically, when she wasn’t shooting, she looked over to where I was playing. Resting for a moment, I scanned the

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Junior BCA Qualifier held at Dean’s Pool Hall May 31st at 3PM 9-Ball

Two Divisions to enter: 18 & Under Open Division 18 & Under Girls Division Division winners qualify for BCA Junior Nationals held at the University of Michigan July 30-Aug 2

For more information contact: Dean’s Pool Hall 402 Main Street - Springfield, OR (541) 741-8188 Or Martha Hartsell at: (541) 689-4610 Information online at: www.bca-pool.com

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Men’s Singles Novice Division $20 entry + $5 Registration - Race to 4

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Women’s Singles Novice Division $15 entry + $5 Registration - Race to 3

Women’s Singles Open Division $20 entry + $5 Registration - Race to 4

All Singles events start 8 AM Saturday June 14th. Tournament is open to any and all pool players. Deadline for all entries will be May 31, 2003. Mini Tournaments start Friday 5PM and run through Sunday. Players may enter only 1 singles event and 1 scotch doubles partner. For tournament information and entry form please call Danny at 541471-0556 10AM - 10PM if no answer call 541-659-0467 10AM 10PM. Mail your entries to: A-N-B Vending, PO Box 403, Grants Pass, OR 97526

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The Breaking Point (right is Jonathan Denning owner of The Breaking Point)

Highest Rated Pool Room in the Greater Seattle Area by citysearch.com

changing the image of billiards. Being a pool player myself, I have worked and played in many rooms, but never one quite like this. Jonathan expects his staff to keep the place like it was their own, making every experience there as enjoyable as possible. The Breaking Point is the only room on the west coast to feature tables by Kim Steel. Manufactured in Europe, the Kim Steel table has a steel undercarriage and ten separate leveling points for the slate. There are also twelve of the popular Brunswick Gold Crowns.

So when looking for the right place I also suggest The Breaking Point located at 5800 198 St SW Lynnwood. Try it just once you might just like it. 5800 198th St SW, Ste 19 Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 697-2459

All of the tables are kept immaculately clean, as too are the Super Pro Aramith balls. It is the reason that Citysearch.com, readers have voted The Breaking Point, “Highest rated poolroom in the Greater Seattle Area”. Not just a pool room, The Breaking Point also has a lounge which was just expanded last month from two tables to six. “Seamless, like it’s always been there,” is what the customers say about the new space. With two talented bartenders this is the perfect place to come no matter what you drink. Don’t like to drink… how about getting to know your teenager? Now more than ever young people are getting interested in the sport and The Breaking Point is open to all ages. Jonathan not only wanted the perfect room it had to have employees to match. In the bar you’ll find Ben, Adrianne and Billie at the counter Jessica, Shari, John, Justin, or Dionna. A business’ image is reflective of its employees and the ones here are top notch. Whether it is cleaning or telling a joke the staff is always there to help you. Trying to keep most happy this is a smoking establishment with eight smoke eaters throughout to keep the air clean. You will also find videogames, an i n t e r n e t jukebox, and when the tummy starts to growl there’s the café.

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Expanded Restaurant and Lounge Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Cash, Gift Certificates The Pro Shop offers everything the novice or professional player could want. n Instructional Video’s n Books n Cases n Cues n Tip tappers n Chalkers n Chalk n Uniloc protectors n Gloves n Joint protectors n Lessons Available by appointment

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May 9-17, 2003

Inland Northwest, ID - Scotch Doubles (l to r) Jackie Clark, Bob Kollasch

Bridger Mountain BCA, Belgrade, MT-Hub Bar (l to r) Rich Robinson, Dave Ervin, Luke Oyler, Don “Cheese” Akerlow, Larry Bryant

BCA Teams Head For Las Vegas

San Ramon, CA-Team Felts 3 Deanna Murray, Michele Foster, Lucinda Romero, Louanne LaFlamme, Linda Hinds, Cathy Reaves

(BCA Teams continued page 20)

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VNEA Teams Head For Las Vegas May 22-31, 2003 Livingston, MT-Old Saloon (l to r) Katie Bredenberg, Bonnie Wood, Anne Swainson, Tricia Galat

Helena, MT-Bullwinkles (l to r) Matt Odegand, Tom Moran, Brodie Sheehan, Torrey Carpenter, Terry Biesemeyer

Bozeman, MT-Eagles #3 (l to r) Mike Schaff, Bob Marquart, Dusty Fasbender, Shawn Spence, Joe Schwartzer

Livingston, MT-Paradise Lounge #1 (l to r) Jeremy Gilliam, Joe Schwartzer, Jim Proulx, Britton Schwartzer

Belgrade, MT-Hub Bar #1 (l to r) Jane Plant, Steve Plant, Chad Osborne, Miral Gamradt, Bob Mackley

Lewistown, MT-Montana Tavern (left to right, top to bottom) Jim Ward, Tim Awbery, Dave Ward, Mike Wynn, Floyd Roane

Helena, MTEdge #1 (l to r) Lowell Luke, Mary Price, Troy Rogge, Rob Millons, Craig Woods, Rob Gibson, Brian Drew

Bozeman, MT Cats Paw #1 (l to r) Woody Lancaster, Dave Seavey, Curt Watts, Jim Hansen, Jim Loy

Helena, MT-Eagles #7 (l to r) Dan Kissner, Bob Bateen,Dan Pronteau, Kelly Mitchell, Jerry Churchill, Wade Fredrick


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You can read PatÂ’s article page 12

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San Ramon, CA-Team Felts 4 David Mosby, Bret Millar, Shaleen Hopper, Rick Armodia, Mark Mcgrill

BCA National 8-Ball Championships Competition Schedule

BCA Helena, MT (l to r) Mark Budak, Wes Dess, Ernie Nielsen, Tom Hall, Chuck Hoagland, (in front) Sandy Nielsen

Master Scotch Doubles Check in begins: May 8, Noon Play begins: May 9, 9 AM Play ends: May 13, time TBD Open Scotch Doubles Check in begins: May 8, Noon Play begins: May 9, 9 AM Play ends: May 13, time TBD

San Ramon, CA-Team Felts 15 Dave Gomez, Larry Davis, Jason Williams Nick Hewko, Van Nguyen

Singles (All Divisions) Check in begins: May 9, 9 AM Play begins: May 10, 9 AM Play ends: May 13, time TBD Open Team Check in begins: May 11, Noon Play begins: May 14, 9 AM Play ends: May 17, time TBD Master Team Check in begins: May 14, Noon Play begins: May 15, 9 AM Play ends: May 17, time TBD

BCA Billings, MT-Corner Pocket (l to r) Norman Young, Kenny Naasz, Larry Hill (Capt.), Kevin Anthony, Billy Saunders

Trophy Team Check in begins: May 14, Noon Play begins: May 15, 9 AM Play ends May 17, time TBD Mini Tournaments run in the evening throughout the duration of the tournament. You must be a registered competitor in the BCA National 8-Ball Championships in order to participate in the Mini Tournaments. Entry fees vary. Pay at Mini Tournament desk in Royale Pavilion. Second Chance Tournaments Registration: May 16, 9 AM Play begins: May 16, 2 PM (approximate) $50 per team entry. Pay at BCA Check-In Desk. Speed Pool #1 Play Starts: May 9, 10 AM Finals: May 13, 4 PM Speed Pool #2 Play Starts: May 14, 10 AM Finals: May 17, 3 PM Artistic Pool Play Starts: May 14, 10 AM Finals: May 17, 2 PM Speed Pool and Artistic Pool are $10 per entry. Register and pay for Speed Pool and Artistic at event site, not at the BCA check-in desk.

San Ramon, CA-Team Felts 11 Mark Parisi, Roy Statham, Larry Mennitti, Petroni, Dave Hall

Felts BCA San Ramon, CA

Team Felts Masters Div Dave Piona, Gary French, Doug Whaley, Billy Palmer, Tom Butler, Rich Cook Team Felts 9 Jonathan Matheny, Jim Trusler, Brian Riney Bob James, Mark Wagoner, Teresa Plowright Team Felts 8 Brian Levy, Hayden King, Jason Dorn Marvin Buser, Bob Dowell Team Felts 14 Mike Hall, Derek Smith, Willie Lowe Tom Plowright, Kevin Sheridan Team Felts 6 Will Nowicki, Steve Hannah, John Beeby Loren Andrews, Rich Statham Team Felts 5 Gary Marcus, Jack Cortez, Matt Garner, Tim Feener, Bill Wieman, Bernie Garma


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Helena BCA League Standings Land Sharks (l to r) Kelly Mitchell, Jerry Churchill, Scott Johnson, Dan Pronteau, Justyn Katsilas (not pictured) Jason Nichols

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Land Sharks Sleeping Giant Players on the Edge Edge #5 Fud Puckers Jackson Creek Sherman’s Tanks VFW #1 Warriors Legal Tender VFW #2 Wild Blend Road Kill World Class Players The Replacements Rack Crack & Roll

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SUNDAY APRIL 20, 2003 OPEN 9 BALL TOURNAMENTS 1. $240 GEORGE MICHAELS 2. $120 TOM LIPPS 3. $ 80 MIKE OROZCO 4. $ 40 NANI DOMENGUEZ 5. $ 20 DAVE VINCENT 6. $ 20 CHET ITOW

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If you couldn’t find it here, there’s a good chance it’s not being made anymore. Chock full of billiards vendors, the 2003 Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo was the place to be on March 21-23, 2003. Merchants and billiards enthusiasts filled 2 complete floors of the Valley Forge Convention Center to make this show the most exciting and entertaining show of the year. The upper level featured the $16,000 Women’s Pro Players Championship, a round robin style event sanctioned by the WPBA. The event featured eight of the top WPBA women including Julie Kelly, Line Kjorsvik, Helena Thornfeldt, Belinda Campos, Karen Corr, Monica Webb, Gerda Hofstatter, and Dawn Hopkins. The women played 9-Ball, two races to six, with a one game tiebreaker. Each woman played every woman in the field. At the conclusion, Karen Corr was victorious over Helena Thornfeldt in the finals, picking up a cool $5000 for her efforts. In addition the Women’s Pro event, visitors to the Super Billiards Expo could also find over 100 vendors on the upper level, including the A m e r i c a n C u e m a k e r s Association. Year after year, the vendors displays Karen Corr become more elaborate- a sign that the vendors are definitely trying to attract and impress the consumers at the show. Mueller Recreational Products tops the list year after year with their beautiful showroom-type display that they designed and built initially just for this event. Seems like many more vendors are beginning to bring elaborate displays including Viking Cues, Predator, 5280, and Scorpion Cues just to name a few. Hang around long enough, and you were sure to spot top pro players mingling around with many of the companies as well, signing autographs, and just meeting their fans. Top players such as Ralf Souquet, Karen Corr, Johnny Archer, Line Kjorsvik, Corey Deuel, Rodney Morris, and many more were spotted often. Also upstairs, the Amateur Players Championship events were being played on the 40 Diamond Smart tables (a welcomed new addition to the Expo). This amateur action gets intense, and visitors to the Expo really got involved sweating these matches. Talk about great play, some of these matches were incredible. With five different divisions now, the Amateur Players Championship series is quite the tournament. The five divisions include the Amateur Open, Womens, Seniors, Juniors, and the new Sunday Scramble (a one day event for anyone who was knocked out of any other division). As if the upper level didn’t contain enough action, the lower level boasted even more attractions. Arranged in a more efficient manner than last year, the Johnny Archer lower level housed an additional 40 vendor booths as well as an additional 100 Diamond Smart Tables! The Association for POOL staged their annual Rally in the Valley, which features over 1000 league players. Also featured on the lower level was the Men’s Brunswick Pro Players Championship, sanctioned by the UPA. This 64 player event, with $20,000 added, featured many of the top professional players, including Rodney Morris, Johnny Archer, Ralf Souquet, Mika Immonen, Earl Strickland, Nick Varner, Jim Rempe, and Corey Deuel just to name a few (for more details, visit www.SuperBilliardsExpo.com). This competitive event had the men playing 9-ball, double elimination, races to 10. Spectators watched some great matches concluding with an exciting match-up between Johnny Archer and Rodney Morris. Archer won the event and took home the $10,000 prize. Hats off to Allen Hopkins and his staff for producing such an exciting event. With all of the top notch amateur action, two pro events, and over 150 vendors, this was a great show to attend. If you missed it, make plans now for next year! In 2004, the Super Billiards Expo will expand to cover 4 days - Thursday through Sunday. The official dates are March 25-28, 2004. You can find more information throughout the year by visiting the website at www.SuperBilliardsExpo.com. OTB


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GREAT FALLS, MT— April 11-13, 2003 TJ’s 3rd Annual 8-Ball Challenge again saw some of the best talent in the Northwest. The competition was great. The opening round set the tone as one of the highlights set a match-up of Edwin Montal (Calgary, AB) vs. T R Olson (Chinook, MT). This match saw 7 BRO’s in a row in an alternate break format. At 4-3 TR’s advantage, Edwin had the break and didn’t make a ball, one safety later TR ran out to win the match. Along with TR and Edwin, we saw several of our friends from the North as well as Idaho, Wyoming, and all over Montana. Stan Tourangeau again made the trip from Vancouver, BC. The 9-12 place matches saw Jeff Boucher (Helena, MT) def. Jason Zampich (Gt. Falls, MT) 5-2; Steve Johnson (Gt. Falls, MT) def. Dan Hamper (Helena, MT) 5-3; Jim Winter (Billings, MT) def. Mark Vinogradov (Calgary, AB) 5-4; and Pete Sky (Calgary, AB) def. Art Erickson (Sheridan, WY) 5-2. Stan Tourangeau Next up was the 7-8 place matches. Steve Johnson fell to Jeff Boucher 5-2 and Jim Winter went down to Pete Sky 54. This put Jeff against Jody Thornton (Med. Hat, AB) who came to the Bside courtesy of Rick Marshall (Calgary, AB) and Pete Sky against Clay Henrickson (Gt. Falls, MT) who was sent to the B-side by Stan Tourangeau. Jody won 5-4 to leave Jeff with 5/6 and Clay won his match 5-4 over Pete Sky. On the topside Stan sent Rick to the guaranteed 3rd place spot to face Clay who def. Jody 5-4. After another 5-4 battle against Rick Marshall, Clay came out on top to meet Stan in the finals. The finals were a race to 7 and Stan was not to be denied. Shooting strong all weekend Stan took First Place from the hill 7-2. The Ladies had 16 players with Bonnie Plowman and Tasha Thomas both from Calgary, AB making the trip to compete. Bonnie def. Sky Tigart (Gt. Falls, MT) out of the gate to make a run to the hill. Tasha fell to Frankie Brown (Gt. Falls, MT) in the first round to make a run all the way to third place. Frankie made a run to the hill match to face Bonnie. Bonnie sent Frankie to the B-side to again play Tasha who won the 4th place match over Sky. In the 3rd place match, Frankie earned the right to play Bonnie for 1st place. Bonnie successfully defended the hill to take home first place. Aside from a few glitches things went well. Thanks all for coming. As always every year is a learning experience and next year we promise to continue to strive to make an already great tournament even better. For those of you who missed it or didn’t attend, you missed out on some of the best playing conditions and competition in the region. Again THANKS for coming, see ya next year! Open Division 1st Stan Tourangeau (Vancouver, BC) nd 2 Clay Henrickson (Great Falls, MT) 3 rd Rick Marshall (Calgary, AB) 4 th Jody Thornton (Medicine Hat, AB) 5/6 Jeff Boucher (Helena, MT); Pete Sky (Calgary, AB) 7/8 Steve Johnson (Great Falls, MT); Jim Winter (Billings, MT) 9/12 Jason Zampich (Great Falls, MT); Art Erickson (Sheridan, WY); Dan Hamper (Helena, MT); Mark Vinogradov (Calgary, AB) Ladies Division 1st Bonnie Plowman (Calgary, AB) 2 nd Frankie Brown (Great Falls, MT) rd 3 Tasha Thomas (Calgary, AB) OTB 4 th Sky Tigart (Great Falls, MT)

Noted Instructor Ed Nagel Passes

It is with deep regret that I wish to inform members of the pool playing community, that on Saturday, April 19th, 2003, Ed Nagel, well known instructor, lost his battle with cancer. The management of the USPPA, as well as all members of the Northern California pool family would like to take this opportunity to offer condolences to his son Brian and all surviving family members. Pool in general and specifically in the Northern California area have suffered a major loss. Literally anyone who has learned to play pool here in the last 40 years was directly or indirectly influenced by Eddy’s teaching. At the time of his death, Eddy was actively engaged instructing Jimmy Wetch, top pro from the Minnesota area. As managing partner of the USPPA and Eddy’s friend and student for 35 years, I hope to find the proper tribute to thank Eddy posthumously for all his contributions to the game. He will be sorely missed, especially by true students of the game. -- Regards Tony Annigoni OTB


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did happen. Your tantrums are in direct conflict with that reality. Your gyrations, cursing, ball and rack throwing, spitting, quitting, and so on, are all designed to have us believe that you are a better player than that. That you are suppose to make that shot. Well, you could not have made that shot. Let’s say that you’ve made that same shot each time you’ve had it for the last 3 years. Your level of skill is that of a player that made the shot for 3 years straight and then missed one. YOU GOT IT? That is your level of skill on that particular shot. And you are spending time working to have us see you differently. End your care for what others think of your play. If you take what we think of how you play pool into a Starbuck’s, a venti coffee will still cost you $1.60. That’s what our opinion is worth. Competition and certainly, healthy competition does evoke reactions from the players and the key word is healthy. The last question for this month came without a name: the question concerned practicing on a snooker table to improve your pocketing ability on a 9-foot table. Answer: I believe that this technique works and it is not something that I suggest. It’s like losing you keys outside and then looking for them in the garage because there’s better lighting. Train you mind, your eyes and your body on the nine-foot table. It feels remiss to write during these difficult times and make no mention of the war. I will not burden you with my politics. I will say to you that no matter what position we take for or against the war, it only makes sense that we support the young people that represent and protect us under fire and threat of death. And: there was a peace rally in Portland last month, attendance 14,200. Attendance at the Blazer game, 18,000. shhhhhhhh.....

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If you are recovering a table with ‘Simonis’ cloth, my best advice would be to pay a seasoned technician to do it for you. Simonis is a very expensive billiard cloth. I would hate to see you “screw it up” and have to either throw it out or play on a less than perfect surface. If you are serious enough of a player to want this then you should “please, please” get an expert. If that doesn’t convince you, then go to the retailer where you got the cloth and ask for a set of instructions. Many cloth manufacturers supply them with their cloth. Simonis is put on as any other cloth (hopefully without any glue!!!). To give you a really good set of instructions here would take more space than the folks at “The Break” would be able to give me. Which brings me to my next couple of questions, the ones I ask every customer who says they want Simonis cloth. “Are you sure you want Simonis? Have you played on it much?” The reason I ask is simple, a lot of people have heard of this cloth but don’t understand it. Simonis is designed for professional level players. It plays fast. Sometimes I run into people who say “my friend is a really good player and he says it’s the best.” Well, it might be for him, but it won’t be for you unless you are used to it. If you have played in billiard halls, then you have probably played on it or a like cloth made by another company. If you are not sure, then ask what is on the tables. Simonis wears a little differently as well. I have had people call me and tell me cloth that was installed only months ago is wearing out...sorry, it is just breaking in! Simonis gets more burnish marks and many people don’t like the look in their home. Often a good 21 or 22 oz. cloth will play just fine if you get an installer who knows how to stretch the cloth the right way, and doesn’t put glue on your table. I have had folks call me wanting to find out if I put some special cloth on a table at a particular location. They want to get it on their table at home. Would you believe that often it turns out to be the same cloth that they already have? I use Simonis on most pool hall tables, I also use a good 21 oz. cloth on almost every home or bar table, I just stretch it right.

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BCA DEVELOPS FOCAL POINT FOR EXPO AND TRADE SERVICES From: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Colorado Springs, CO - Stephen Ducoff, Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Executive Director, announces that Carolyn Lewis has been named the “BCA Trade Services Director”. Ms. Lewis will be responsible for all aspects of the BCA’s Expo, newly re-named “International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo” (beginning in 2004). The Expo is the world’s largest business-to-business trade event for the billiard and home recreation industry. In addition to making the Expo the BEST and BIGGEST there is, she will also be responsible for Trade Services programs and projects such as gathering and publishing industry data, educational initiatives and cross marketing with key trade associations in complementary industries. Each year, everyone in the billiard and home recreation industry comes together for four days of education, placing orders, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, room operators, publishers, media and service providers from around the world attend. The BCA’s Expo gets bigger and better every year. According to Mr. Ducoff, “continuing growth will be the primary responsibility of Ms. Lewis. She has been tasked to work toward a steady growth in quality, vendors and buyers at the Expo”. This year’s Expo will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 9-12, 2003, and the dates for the 2004 International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo are March 31 - April 3, 2004, also in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on the Expo, visit www.bca-pool.com.

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FUNDRAISING FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB By: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Colorado Springs, CO - The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) holds its National 8-Ball Championships at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas May 9-17, and preparations are many and varied. One of the challenges: stuff 8,000 goodie bags for players coming to town for the tournament. What would have taken untold hours for the BCA staff has turned into a win-win situation for the BCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas. When a BCA staff member approached the Boys & Girls Club with the proposition of bag stuffing in exchange for a donation, the local non-profit was delighted. “Do you know how many cars these kids would have to wash to make that much money?” Bob Ranney, President of Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas, asked rhetorically. So, from now until the start of the 8-Ball Championships, approximately 10 kids will stuff envelopes in a series of one-hour shifts until the project is completed. In addition to helping the Club raise money, the young volunteers will receive an unexpected bonus - the chance to be ball boys and girls at the “Challenge the Stars” fundraiser on July 9 in Las Vegas at 7:00 p.m. in the Sands Convention Center. This annual fundraiser, staged on opening night of the BCA’s Annual Trade Expo, is a benefit for the Billiard Education Foundation. The event allows the public to pay an entry fee to challenge a professional pool player or just watch the fun. Young people from the Boys & Girls Club will rub elbows with internationally known pool champions such as: Jeanette Lee, Allison Fisher, Karen Corr, Loree Jon Jones, Ewa Laurance, Charlie Williams, Buddy Hall and more. OTB For more information, please visit www.bca-pool.com.

New Cue Ball (continued from the front page) true throughout the course of a shot. Top players have tested these balls and are very pleased with the results. The new technology from Aramith will allow significant improvement on the tables already in the marketplace, without significantly changing the tables themselves. For more information, please visit www.bcapool.com. OTB


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BCN to Broadcast 13-Week Television Series

31 Million Cable and Satellite Homes Will Get BCtv ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 19, 2003 – Billiard Club network announces broadcast agreements with Empire Sports Network and Sunshine Network for a 13-week cable TV series. The broadcast premier is schedule for May 31, 2003. BCn’s production of Billiard Club television (BCtv) will reach 11 million cable homes in New York and Florida, along with 20 million DISH Network and DirecTV satellite subscribers. As affiliates of FOX Sports Net, the conglomerate that serves more than 79 million homes nationwide, both Empire’s and Sunshine’s programming are available to an additional five million digital cable subscribers who have access to Fox Sports Digital Networks. BCtv features professional match footage, instructional segments and a slice of reality TV with an exclusive look at the happenings inside BCn affiliate clubs and sponsored tours in a segment called “Club Cam.” The match footage will feature BCn’s production of the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship along with highlights from other pro events produced in association with Accu-Stats Video and Matchroom Sport. BCn has an inventory of twelve 30-second commercial spots for sale during each o­ne-hour broadcast. Advertisers can choose from several packages including a limited number of Full Series Sponsorships which will give the client 156 national commercial airs in the 13-week schedule. Simonis Cloth is the first sponsor to secure a position in the series with other advertisers in negotiation. Empire Sports Network will air the program on Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM with two scheduled repeats, while Sunshine Network schedules BCtv for Thursday’s at 10:00 PM, also with two repeats. As a result, BCtv will air 78 separate times to a national audience on DISH Network, DirecTV and Fox Sports Digital. What about the existing Billiard Club network Affiliates? “The club membership program just became a much more dynamic offering for proprietors,” commented Sykora. “We’re working out the details right now to offer the programming via satellite to each of our affiliates who will then have several broadcast packages to choose from, which will include BCtv. Plus, we gain access to millions of home subscribers who we’ll push out of the house and into a network club to play the game.” Empire Sports Network is in it’s 13th year of providing the best national and regional coverage and is available to a universe of more than five million households via Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania cable systems and through DirecTV (ch. 626), and DISH Network (ch. 432) home satellite systems. Sunshine Network is Florida’s largest and leading regional sports network, and the nation’s fourth largest, with over 5.7 million homes as well as the DirecTV (ch. 632), and DISH Network (ch. 422) home satellite systems. Sunshine Network fills a unique niche in sports programming with complete emphasis on local and regional teams/events as opposed to the inclusion of large amounts of national sports programming found on the majority of US regional sports networks. BCn is a national network of billiard establishments that join together to promote pool by broadcasting Billiard Club television as their in-house video entertainment for their customers. BCtv features match footage, instructional segments, and other entertainment including video footage from Affiliates Clubs in the network. BCtv is sponsored in part by: Accu-Stats Video Production, Affinity o­nline Media, American Poolplayers Association, Aramith Billiard Balls, Billiards.com, Billiards Digest, Inside Pool, Matchroom Sport, and Simonis Cloth OTB

I’d like to say “Thank You” to our entire United States Military

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All About Cues & Its Associates would like to say Thank You to our entire United States Military for keeping our country the best place to live in the world. Period. Without them putting it all on the line for all of us each, and every day we would not be able to enjoy life with the freedom we have. Each one of us knows either a friend, or family member in the armed forces, so next time you see them say Thanks for keeping our history of freedom alive. To the friends and loved ones overseas now we look forward to having you all back soon. See ad this page OTB

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Guys and Dolls From the Professional Arena: Spring 9 Ball By Mary Hopkin

from: Tony Gomes

Guys & Dolls Billiards Hosted the usual Spring 9 Ball Tournament on 28 to 30 of March and again from all the 62 players that participated to the bystanders was an excellent turnout with

(l to r) Tony Gomes owner,Alan Boutin (Frenchy), Kirk Stevens,Alvin O’Campo

everybody having a great time. The draw and players meeting was done on Friday night following with the Calcutta and the first matches were held on Saturday morning at 10 am.The tournament was filed with some great matches,on A side with legendary Jimmy Bear sending Stan Tarangeu to the B side Mike Vidas sending John Horsfall, Alvin a big surprise sending Alan Ima,Lerry Firth coming back from a 6-0 to beat Lendy Wilson 9-7 and Kirk Stevens who needs no introduction sent Alan Boutin (Frenchy), who till then had fairly easy matches to the B side on a score of 9-4.On the B side the were some big surprises,Carlos Santos coming back form 6-0 to beat Charlie Brown 7-6 and grinding his way thought Mike Vidas and Woody to a respectful 5th place.Alvan O’Campo the big surprise of this tournament made it to the B final beating Carlos Santos and then Alan Ima both on the hill,,just couldn’t catch up with the speed and talent of Frenchy who never gave him a chance,in which was probably the fastest match of the tournament 7-1.The Final was much anticipated with Frenchy promising revenge,and so he did coming storming with a 7-1 lead.Kirk just realizing what was hitting him decided to take a break.It sure worked,is conviction got him close to 7-6.Frenchy started feeling the pressure,so he decides to take a second and last break.When he came back was just the same Frenchy that we witness at the beginning it was all speed with some convincing run outs the final score was 13-7. Thanks to all. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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Each time I leave a pro tournament, I know I have win the match, 9-7. gained more experience, but still need a lot more In a later heart wrenching match, the two hours on the table before I’m going to beat the Melissas – Herndon and Little, fought to see who likes of Karen Corr or Allison would move on to play for fifth-sixth Fisher. and who would finish the Inevitably, I am disappointed in tournament at 7/8th. myself. They are the same Herndon got to the hill first and was excuses we all use at whatever feeling the pressure at 8-6. But level we are playing – The tables Little reeled in her nerves and was were too slow or fast; I miscued able to tie it up at 8-8. But nerves on a key shot; my opponent got all would get the best of Little in the the rolls or every time she missed following game when she missed she left me locked up (valid unless the 8-ball, leaving a long, tough cut you are playing one of the top ten shot for Herndon. Herndon took little Mary Hopkin players). time to blast the ball in the corner All the excuses add up to one thing: time to get pocket and finish off the game for the match. back to the table and drill, drill, drill. I also had the opportunity to visit the Olhausen The San Diego Viejas Casino Classic was my factory in Poway, Calif., where some of the best sixth professional tournament in the past two pool tables in the U.S. are manufactured in an years and it’s amazing to watch as more and amazing process. Machinery twice the size of more young, aggressive women are putting on minivans use lasers to measure, grade and cut the pressure. raw lumber that is used to form the tables. In We all get the opportunity to seen the semi-finals minutes, huge computer operated D & C and finals, which generally include Corr, Fisher, machines carve out intricate designs that would Lee and one wild card that has this year been take months if whittled by hand. dominated by Helena Thornfeldt. Butch and Danny Olhausen still own the billiard And while great matches, some of the most manufacturing company they purchased in 1973 exciting tournament matches are never and take great pride in their products being witnessed outside the tournament room. After American-made. losing to Romana Biddle, The staff was warm, friendly and more than 6-9, and Michelle Rakin, 9-4, I had plenty of time accommodating to our impromptu trio, filling our to sit back and watch some really great ninearms with t-shirts, hats and other items bearing ball. the Olhausen logo, along with a personal tour of Britain’s Sarah Ellerby had Tiffany Nelson down the huge factory. 7 –1, and Nelson kicked it in gear, playing solidly Now I gotta go practice…. and tying up the cue ball to keep Ellerby away OTB from the table as Nelson fought her way back to


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from: Steve Kesting 1st Jakes Old Inn 4 “That’ll Never Work” $400 2nd Monroe Eagles 3 “Hot Pockets” $300 3rd Joes 3 “Jolly Ranchers” $250 4th Monroe Eagles 2 “Illegal Eagles” $200 The Snohomish County Pool Players Association has been active in Eastern Snohomish County since the summer of 2001. Starting with 9 Ball in the summer and 8 Ball in the winter, the league has paid out over $13,000 to the local players in the Skykomish River Valley. In the generation of APA, TAP, BCA and VNEA, we pride ourselves at being the largest pool league in Snohomish County, Washington without any sponsorship. We pay out every team at the end of the year to keep the players coming back. We are completely self-supporting and have some of the best shots in the state playing in this little 20 mile stretch of Hwy 2. This year’s 8 Ball League was nothing less than spectacular. It was split into two divisions this year: ten teams “UpRiver” and twelve teams “DownRiver”. Each team played twice against every other team in their division, once at home and once away. The format was four person teams in round robin play resulting in 16 games each night. Each team was guaranteed to win $1 for each win in the season. This broke down to $3,554 in Guaranteed Money for teams. The playoffs would pay out another $2,750! The top six teams in each division moved on to the finals held on April 5th and 6th at the Monroe Eagles. Kerry Prosser with West Coast Billiard Service moved in two extra pool tables and all the accessories. The dance floor was filled with seating and the two pool tables. It was a beautiful sight to see! The Eagles Aerie 2327 in Monroe had a $5 buffet all day to wash down the ice cold beers and cocktails. The format was still a round robin, but only a race to 9. The top two teams in each division received a first round Bye. The other 8 teams were seeded into a single elimination tournament

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and oversized ears. His face had lots of pimples, some which had turned into pockmarks. “Stud like you ought not be ‘fraid to play for a few bucks.” “Not interested,” I said firmly, and missed a straight in that stretched the length of the table. “Aw come on man, get a belly and play for a few dollars.” Walrus tooth had tested my patience. Raising up from the table slowly with my cue in hand, I eyed him harshly and snapped, “Listen, Bucko, said I wasn’t interested!” His eyes bubbled up nervously as he stepped back, snorted and said defensively, “hey man, just lookin’ for a friendly game of pool.” Swaying nervously, he eyed me and mumbled, “no sense n’ getting all bent out of shape, besides the way you hittem’ doubt if I want any of your action anyway.” Angrily he wheeled around and headed to the bar, talking to himself under his breath as he went. I went back to shooting pool. Two hours later my stroke was still derelict. Every time it seemed I had it going, I’d miss an easy shot. Frustrated, I eased into my chair, stared into nothingness and sipped some more coffee. I thought about Charley Sturgis. “Stay with your game,” his ghost whispered to me, “your skill and temperament will determine the state of your game.” Laughing to myself, I thought about him some more. With a gentle sparkle in his eye, Charley would always say firmly, “your stroke won’t abandon you, Carter. But your mind will.” Then his eyes would narrow intensely, and his gaze would deepen as if he had the secret to the lost city of gold. “Keep your mind steady and confident,” he urged, “stay in control of your emotions . . . or they will betray you. An overactive emotion will destroy intellect.” “Charley, wish you were here,” I muttered to myself. And drawing in a large breath I got up and addressed the table again. This time I eased up on my stroke and slowed my pace. I resisted using excessive English of any kind and focused on making shots. “Play for angle,” Charley’s voice vibrated, “work on making your shots with as little spin on the cue ball as you can.” An hour later, I had run fifty-three. Then missed. As I was eyeing my next shot, my cellular phone rang and broke my concentration. I flipped down the arm to the receiver, “Carter,” I answered. It was Elizabeth. “Mr. Keating,” she said flirtatiously, I was calling to see if you might be in the mood for cappuccino?” I grinned and said politely, “Yes Ma’am, Java House?” “Uh huh.” Pause. “Bout thirty minutes?” “Yeah. And Liz . . . before I forget . . . want to say thanks.” “Thanks? For what?” Silence. “You’ve been playing, haven’t you?” “Yeah.” “Thought so. Carter, I saw the fire in your eyes the first night I ever saw you play. “That’s interesting,” I said. “Why’s that?” “Charley Sturgis said the same thing to me when I first picked up a cue.” “Well,” she said, a sparkle in her voice. Doesn’t look like things have changed much, Carter. After all, can’t hide what can’t be hidden.” “Yeah,” I said reflectively, “guess not.” Pause. “See you there,” I said and hung up. Disassembling my Richard Black cue, I slipped it into the case then strolled over to the counter and paid the tab. As I speared out the door, my mind considered the next six weeks. The Texas Eight ball tournament. And Elizabeth. Quite a girl that Elizabeth. THREE WEEKS REMAINED UNTIL THE TOURNAMENT. I WAS in Sharky’s. It was 7pm. The place was crowded and filled with smoke, the music

loud. I had been there for about three hours. Fall had finally arrived. At nights the temperature had dipped below the forty-degree mark. In keeping with the season, Elizabeth had fixed some chili and invited me over to her place. I was getting attached. When I wasn’t at the academy or working on my game, I was with her. As for my game, my emotions felt like an all American roller coaster. Attempting to shake off an inconsistent stroke and a bad case of stinking thinking, I eyed a straight in on the thirteen and readied for an easy run. I followed through only to watch the thirteen rattle the jaws and hang deleteriously on the lip. I growled under my breath and glared angrily at anybody who cared to watch. Embarrassed, I grabbed a seat and thought about my game. Let my stroke do its work, my job is to discipline my mind. I laughed to myself. Suddenly I realized I’d been my own worst enemy. Suddenly, it didn’t matter if I embarrassed myself. Until I could take every shot seriously it made no sense to move on. Determined, I stayed with it until I finally hit a rhythm. Isolating every shot. An hour later, I had made fifty-nine in a row. Thirty minutes after that, I had run forty-six. “Hi there,” a high-pitched female voice said behind me. I turned around. A fabulous looking 5’ 6” red head was staring at me. Her eyes fixed on mine, her teeth gleaming brightly. Dressed in a form fitting long ankle length green skirt, the side slit just below her panty line. Her hair was done with lots of stylish curls, her breasts were full, her legs long and sleek. She looked familiar, as if I’d seen her in another place, another time. An embarrassed smile washed over my face as I canted my head and eyed her closely. She had a frozen daiquiri in her hand and was smiling broadly. The perfume she had on was captivating. I swallowed, nodded, and said hello. “I’ve been watching you,” she twilled, “and thought I’d come over and introduce myself.” She tilted her head to one side and said, “You’ve been playing here for about three weeks. You’re very good.” I held her gaze and said, “Really?” “Really,” she said, grinning very big.” Turning slightly, she pointed with her eyes across the room. “You may have noticed me playing several tables over” She laughed, “not dressed like this of course” She paused while she let the words settle, “I ‘m a vocalist at one of local clubs and I have a gig tonight.” Instantly I made the connection and said, “Yeah. Sure I remember you. You’d be hard for anyone to miss. Well . . . what I mean is . . . She laughed, “I know what you mean.” Pause with a broad gleaming smile, “how’s your game?” Embarrassed, I licked my lips and said, “Been trying to make a few balls, but keep falling short.” She laughed, “not to my way of thinking.” Eyeing me from head to toe, she said, “anybody ever accuse you of looking like a rugged Pete Sampras with wavy hair?” Shrug. “Accused of looking like lots of people. Usually depends on how my hair is cut.” “Mind if I watch?” My mind flashed back to Willie’s pool parlor – and the days that Charley Sturgis and I spent by the window staring at cars - looking at the birds build nests in the trees, talking about life and pocket billiards. I was seventeen. “Learn to control your libido, Carter,” he encouraged. “Huh?” I ask dumbly, the word completely foreign to me. He chuckled. “Channel your energy toward your game, most of all your studies, and your future. When the right woman comes along, you’ll know it. Until then, guard yourself, Carter. The experience’ll give you a power you’ll not understand until later in life.’

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With the 2003 World Pool Championship scheduled to take place from 12 - 20 July at the Cardiff International Arena, promoters Matchroom Sport can announce full details of this year’s qualifying events. There will be a total of eleven spots in the main event available and this year the qualifiers move from a club environment into a more prestigious setting in one of the main function suites at the CIA. Starting on Saturday 5th July and concluding on Thursday 10th, there will be eleven separate events including the infamous One Rack Shoot Out which determines the final spot. In addition performances at the qualifiers will form the basis of the waiting list of competitors should any of the nominated players fail scratch from the main tournament or fail to show up. Last year over 170 players from 29 countries tried their luck in the qualifiers and as well as big names like Filipinos Ramil Gallego and Rodolfo Luat winning through, total unknowns such as John Wims (Ireland) and England’s Richard Jones battled their way through to centre stage. Competitors may play in one event per day, making 5 tournaments in total for an entry fee of £350 (approx $550), which includes free entry to the One Rack Shoot Out. Individual events will cost £80 (approx $125) to enter but places may be restricted in favour of players taking the five tournament option. For full details and entry forms contact Tournament Director Doug Gordon +44 7939 235716 or pro9wc2k3@yahoo.com The most successful of last year’s qualifiers was Antonio Lining who went out 11-10 at the last 16 stage, beaten by fellow countryman Francisco Bustamante. Lining took home $4,000 for his efforts. For full details go to OTB <http://www.matchroomsport.com/pool1_qual.htm>

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Atwell Takes The Gorge HOOD RIVER, OR - If you have never been to Hood River Billiards, it is one place worth going to see. It’s unique style and “old world charm” make it one great place to play. Every 2nd Glenn Atwell Saturday of the month 8-Ball tournaments are held and on the 4th Saturday of the month 9-Ball is the venue. April 12th saw a strong field of 8-Ball players converge on Hood River Billiards for their monthly tournament. Although the field was relatively small with 12 players, it was packed with talent. Players came from as far away as Oregon City to compete. Glenn Atwell, one of the Northwest’s more recognizable players was even on hand. Riding high from his recent win at the Reno Open 8Ball Tournament, he was a force to be reconned with. He went undefeated to take the hot seat. Trying to top Glenn were local favorite Don McCaskell from Carson, Washington and the well traveled Mike Paterson. In the end Glenn prevailed. Cristy Barsky of Hood River Billiards said, “Those who know Atwell deeply appreciate both his talent and the character and style that he brings to his game. We deeply appreciate having players such as Nick Varner and Glenn coming to the Gorge, to Hood River and to Hood River Billiards.” May brings another 8-Ball tournament on the 10th and 9-Ball on the 24th. Cristy is looking forward to seeing some new faces and challenging play. Stop by and catch the action. 1st Glenn Atwell 2nd Mike Paterson OTB 3rd Don McCaskell

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Player Standings Doubles Eight Ball Tournament April 18th, 2003

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Rank Player 1 Hsin Huang 2 Kim Gates 3 Mary Hopkin 4 Cindy Doty 5 Martha Hartsell 6 Mona Remedios 7 Andrea Saenz-Maes 8 Jo Woodward 9 Shawn Wolf 10 Julie Stallings 11 Linda Carter 12 Sarah “Josie” Leroy 13 Tamré Geené-Rogers 14 Natalie Wiita 15 Allie Shaffer 16 Kim Sijer 17 Julie Burney 18 Donna Totten 19 Rhonda Zuraff 20 Jeri Engh 21 Shawn Graves 22 Julie Valdez 23 Bonnie Mahaffey 24 Felisa Delon 25 Georgia Cassle 26 Morgan Steinman 27 Kari Stevens 28 Andrea Ruth 29 Andrena Browne 30 Jackie Fitchner 31 Jana Smallboy 32 Carol Mellors 33 Kathy Iwata 34 Kit Dennis 35 Deby Welfringer 36 Junko Iraki 37 Jennifer Nordling 38 Vanessa Schwab 39 Mary Olson 40 Dea Engerman

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“Artistic Pool” World Tour

The international “crusade” of “artistic pool” is announcing its 2003/2004 “Artistic Pool” World Tour. The greatest international superstars of this magnetic billiard “art” will be competing for sanctioned world and continental titles…under the WPA worldwide structure, including the BCA (North America) and the EPBF (Europe) at the present time. An additional 3 to 5 “Classic Cup” title events are expected for the current tour season. Plans for international tour stops in Asia and other WPA continental federations/associations are being developed, under the auspices of the WPA Artistic Pool Division. The ESPN Trick Shot Magic event pioneered by Matt Braun is also included in the tour schedule, due to its huge impact on “artistic pool”…via its worldwide media exposure. The playing format for this “invitational” event follows a style of competition similar to “horse” in basketball. A minimum of $10,000 added is guaranteed for each “title” stop. In addition, an “end of the year” points “monetary fund” for positional finish, disciplines won, and program completion is a primary tour feature for any player wanting to enter designated events. Each tour stop is a “must see” event!! 2003/2004 “ARTISTIC POOL” WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE BECOME A PLAYER!! BECOME June 6, 7, 8, 2003 WPA World Championship Kiev, Ukraine, Europe A FAN!! BECOME A SPONSOR!! Oct. 1, 2, 2003 ESPN Trick Shot Magic Baltimore, MD TOUR INFORMATION Steve Lillis Oct. 11, 12, 2003 Artistic “US Open” * New Bedford, MA 973.728.5974 Nov. 15, 16, 2003 2004 World Qualifier - BCA ** Parsippany, NJ billiards12@hotmail.com Mar. 19,20,21, 2004 Artistic “Masters” *** King of Prussia, PA ADMINISTRATORS: Spring, 2004 (TBD) 2004 World Qualifier - EPBF Europe (TBD) Tom Rossman 765.795.4968 August, 2004 (TBD) WPA World Championship Asia (TBD) OTB drcue@artisticpool.org

It was great to see everyone again and even better to welcome players who had not participated before. We would like to especially thank Ed Peterson and John Schnelting for coming up from Cody Wyoming to participate. You are both good players as evidenced by how well you placed in the tournament. We want to Congratulate Lisa Jacobson for winning this month’s pool cue giveaway. This month we gave away a McDermott Heartbreaker Cue. It’s a beautiful cue and Lisa was very surprised and happy to receive it. Thanks everyone for participating. A special thank you again to Dale Cowger for your photographic skills. We can all enjoy the pictures because of your good work. (more photos online at: w w w. k i n g s k o r n e r c a s i n o . c o m / b i l l i a r d s / doubles_results.html Here are the results, congratulations to the winners! Mike Ameline & Ed Peterson 1st nd 2 Sue Miller & Jeff Niles 3 rd Erik Challen & Wendy Bartleson 4 th Brent Debree & Rick Van Cleave th 5 Joel Sills & Dale Cowger 6 th Corinne Grimm & George Niles Next month, in addition to our regular doubles tournament, we will be celebrating our five year anniversary with a special Doubles Blind Draw Eight Ball Tournament. On May 30th we will begin this special tournament with a purse of up to $1,200(depending up the number of players) in cash and prizes. The tournament will have an entry fee of $10(matched by Kings Korner) and will be limited to 60 players. The first thirty players will play on Friday night and the second 30 players will shoot Saturday afternoon. Then on Sunday, we will have a play off to determine the top eight positions. Friday’s leg of the tournament will begin at 7pm, Saturday’s leg will start at 12 noon, and the Playoff on Sunday will start at 1pm. There will be many more special prizes given away in addition to the cash, so you won’t want to miss this one! For more information you can contact us at 406256-8946 or stop by and see us at 501 Hilltop Road here in Billings Montana. OTB


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DATE CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME May 2-4 Okanogan, WA The Club (See ad p12) (509) 422-1907 9-Ball Texas Express $40 $500 11:00AM May 2-4 Lewistown, MT MCMOA (406) 442-7088 8-Ball - MT State Champ. Qualify $20,000 full field Call May 2-4 Pocatello, ID Gate City Open (208) 232-4243 9-Ball (Fri) 8-Ball M/W (Sat/Sun) $40M/$30W $$$ 7:00PM May 3-4 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p14) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon 9-Ball Pechauer Tour Stop Call Call Call May 3-4 San Francisco, CA Family Billiards (See ad p6) (415) 931-1115 May 9-17 Las Vegas, NV BCA Nationals (See ad p18) League Operator Singles/Doubles/Teams Call $$$ Call (406) 453-0136 8-Ball Singles $20 $300 11:00AM May 10 Great Falls, MT Classic 50’s (See ad p29) May 10 Hood River, OR Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 8-Ball Open $20 9:00AM (509) 968-3893 Best of Kittitas County $20 10:00AM May 10 Kittitas, WA Curly’s II (See ad p10) May 16 Billings, MT Kings Korner (See ad p21) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball $5 Matching 6:45PM May 17 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 9-Ball $25 $200 10:00AM (541) 922-3708 8-Ball BCA Rules - limit 30 $20 $100 9:00AM May 17 Umatilla, OR Bo Jac’s (See ad p23) May 17-18 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Cue Sale Saturdays Only from Noon - 6PM at Hot Shots Family Billiards in Beaverton, OR See ad page 33 May 22-31 Las Vegas, NV VNEA Nationals League Operator Singles/Doubles/Teams Call $$$ Call May 24 Butte, MT Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) (406) 782-3700 8-Ball Blind Draw A/B $10 $2.50/player min. Noon May 24 Hood River, OR Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 9-Ball Open $20 9:00AM May 24-25 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) (650) 965-3100 USPPA Reno Warmup $60 $2,000 1st w/128 Call May 24-26 Everett, WA Shotze’s (See ad p25) (425) 220-9051 9-Ball $60 $1,000 w/64 9:00AM May 30-Jun 1 Billings, MT Kings Korner (See ad p21) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball Doubles Blind Draw $10 Matches 7:00PM 9-Ball USPPA $60 $10,000 Call May 30-Jun 2 Reno, NV Sands Regency (See ad p36) (800) 648-3553 May 31 Springfield, OR Dean’s Pool Hall (See ad p16) (541) 741-8188 9-Ball Junior BCA Qualifier Call 3:00PM May 31 Renton, WA Spotlight (See ad p26) (425) 277-7850 9-Ball limit 32 $20+$5 g.f. $320 Noon (360) 424-3515 8-Ball Women’s Partners $20 Stick $250 w/full field 9:30AM May 31-Jun1 Mt Vernon, WA River City (See ad p30) Jun 3-8 Reno, NV Sands Regency (See ad p36) (800) 648-3553 9-Ball Reno Open $100 $23,000 Call Jun 10-12 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p14) (916) 332-8793 Summer Jamboree One Pocket $100 $2,500 guar. 1st Noon (916) 332-8793 Summer Jamboree 9-Ball $100 $5,000 guar. 1st Noon Jun 13-15 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p14) Jun 13-15 Hailey, ID Mint Nightclub (See ad p31) (208) 788-6468 9-Ball (Fri) 8-Ball (Sat) $35+$5/day g.f. 6:00PM Jun 13-15 Canyonville, OR Seven Feathers (See ad p16) (541) 471-0556 8-Ball BCA Singles/Doubles Varied 7:00PM Jun 14 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 14:1 Continuous $15 11:00AM Jun 14-15 Missoula, MT Cue Ball’s (See ad p25) (406) 728-3009 9-Ball Garden City Open $50+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/64 9:30AM Jun 20 Billings, MT Kings Korner (See ad p21) (406) 256-8946 8-Ball $5 Matching 6:45PM Jun 21 Wilsonville, OR Paradise Grill (See ad p23) (503) 682-8083 8-Ball BCA Rules $25 $200 w/32 10:00AM (206) 465-5484 9-Ball at McQ’s Call $500 min. Call Jun 21-22 Spokane, WA NWPA (See ad p3) Jun 21-22 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Jun 28 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 “Chip” Pool Classic $10 $200 10:00AM Jun 28 Mt Vernon, WA River City (See ad p30) (360) 424-3515 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles $40 Team $200 w/full field 9:30AM Jun 28-29 Helena, MT Valley Hub (See ad p13) (406) 458-9368 9-Ball Texas Express $40 $800 1st w/64 8:00AM Jul 5-6 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p14) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon Jul 19-20 Tacoma, WA NWPA (See ad p3) (206) 465-5484 9-Ball at City Lights Call $500 min. Call Jul 19-20 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p18) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM

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