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May 2009


May 2009


by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

“Pool Wars” written by Jay Helfert showed up in my mailbox in mid to late March 09. I had talked to Jay by email about writing articles or stories for “The Break” sometime last year. He said he had something in the works that would be coming out and couldn’t do anything until then. And he did. From the first short story to the last it took me back to my days or so I would have you believe of hustling. It brought back memories that I hadn’t thought of in decades. Grant you, my memories are nothing to be compared to “Pool Wars”. I was only a barroom hustler who knew when to quit. Jay lays it out from his inexperience in the beginning to traveling across the country. Jay lived the life of a road player hustler but most importantly learning how to be a pool player from days gone by. Jay’s stories will have you wondering whether he gets out alive or even gets paid. The stories are put together as if you were sitting there and BS’ing with him yourself. He writes like he talks, a pool player. In my first email to Jay after receiving “Pool Wars”, I was so impressed with the book that I asked him, “When will the movie come out?” The movie Pool Wars could be set up like Twilight Zone with Rod Serling narrating the beginnings of each story. But the one question that my mind kept going over and over, “Who would play Jay?” How about Tom Cruise? He played in “The Color of Money”, he has experience. If you have any ideas go to his website and email Jay One of the stories “Moving West” is below........ Enjoy

Moving West

excerpted from “Pool Wars” by Jay Helfert

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From Florida I headed west. I was twenty-two and felt like I could play anyone. I was now familiar with almost all the top players, and had no problem ducking them. I also figured that no matter how good a guy played, he had to show his speed to beat me. If a good player tried to stall against me, he was in trouble. I worked my way back across the South, stopping to play in every large town or city along the way. My M.O. Was to stop in a town and go to a phone booth. I would find the page with billiard rooms on it and rip it out (yeah, that was me). Then I would visit the one that looked the biggest, and walk right up to the counter and tell the houseman I was looking for a game. No beating around the bush for me. No long drawn out elaborate hustles. I wanted to play pool and I didn’t care who you got to play me. More often than not they would ask me how I played or was I a good player. My stock answer was that I played okay. And you know what. It worked! I rarely had to sit on my ass, waiting for someone to show up who wanted to play. Either they found me a game or I was on my way down the road. I got games nearly everywhere, booking mostly winners. Sometimes easy, sometimes tough, but I was constantly in action and doing just fine. The tough games usually ended with me quitting even, after butting heads for several hours. The other games ended with me paying the time. And that’s a good thing! I would play nearly any game someone asked for. More often than not the game of choice was 9-Ball, but it was not unusual for someone to ask me to play 8-Ball. I liked this because it told me one of two things. He was either inexperienced or he was primarily a bar table player. I did get guys who only wanted to play One Pocket or Banks and that was fine as well. I even played games like Cribbage and Cut Throat and ventured onto Snooker and Billiard tables a time or two. My attitude was that if I was a better player than my opponent, eventually I would get the hang of the game and the table and win.


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May 2009


By Samm Diep, © February 2009

by Roger Long, Advanced Certified Instructor

The term “pro-cut pockets” has been floating around for a while now. Hearsay evidence seems to indicate that one pool table manufacturer is being credited for having coined this phrase and that it is meant to describe their own pockets, which many believe to be much tighter than those found on competitive makes. But is that really true? I did a little research and could not find any actual evidence that the manufacturer in question uses the term “Pro-Cut” in any of their Roger Long advertising. I could be wrong – I just didn’t find evidence to substantiate that it is their terminology. But this manufacturer does make their pool tables to have tougher pockets. Now notice I said “tougher,” not tighter. Many pool players are under the misconception that the tighter a pocket is, the tougher it plays. That’s not necessarily so. What really makes the most difference in pocket toughness is the depth of the shelf. To understand what I mean, look at the drawing below. The shelf depth is measured from the pocket opening to the slate drop-off point at the pocket throat. Again looking at the drawing, it should be easily understandable how a ball that “rattles” the pocket has less chance of falling in with a deep shelf than it would with a narrow shelf, therefore the deep shelf would be said to be “tougher.” It might be helpful to point out here that the deepest pocket shelves I’ve found measured 2 inches, and the narrowest measured 3/4 –inch. The next thing we have to look at is the width of the pocket at its opening as compared to its width at the throat. These two dimensions will determine the particular angle that the sides will take into the pocket. That angle can be measured in degrees starting from where the cushion cloth and the wooden rail come together, and ending at the corner of the pocket opening. The pocket angle is important because it can either help direct an errant ball into the pocket, or it can help rebound it away from the pocket. Look at the drawing again to see what I mean. See the ball coming down the rail? See the rebound line it will take after it hits the side of the pocket? Now imagine where the ball would go if it was to hit a flat surface instead of one that is angled. Where would it go then? That’s right; it would rebound straight back, not even close to the pocket. But now imagine that the angle is more than the 40-degrees shown. What happens then? It directs the ball’s rebound more inward, toward the pocket. By now you might be getting a little confused as it’s probably becoming apparent that pockets with wider openings (assumed to be easier) provide smaller angles (assumed to be tougher). But we have to realize that the actual angle achieved will be determined by the width of the pocket opening PLUS the width of the pocket at the throat (end of the slate). This is where tables can differ by quite a bit. Manufacturers that want to cater to the casual player will make their pockets easy to play on by making them with wide openings, wide throats, and narrow shelves. Manufacturers that want to build tables for professional play will make them with narrow openings, narrow throats, and deep shelves. Now here’s a little formula and guide for rating the pocket toughness on any given table. OPENING X THROAT ÷ SHELF = RATING Example: 5.00 in. X 4.25 in. ÷ 1.375 in. = 15.45 rating Guide: 7 – 11 = Extra Tough (XT) 12 – 16 = Tough (T) 17 – 21 = Easy (E) 22 – 27 = Extra Easy (XE) I give this range because the toughest non-shimmed professional pockets I found had a rating of 7.59, and the easiest pockets I found were on bar tables that had a rating of 27.00. I hope this helps.

Before I begin, the answer to the title question is: ABSOLUTELY! We’re repeatedly told how important it is for our stroke arm to be “perpendicular” at the point of contact with the cue ball. We want to create a pendulum motion as we follow through and accelerate through the cue ball. What most beginner players don’t take into consideration is the balance of the playing cue. Samm Diep A distinct observation I’ve made over my past few years of teaching is that shorter players, particularly women, have a tendency to grip the cue too far back. Often times, they’ve just never been told otherwise. Some of the time, it just feels more natural. This generally happens because they are not using a well-balanced pool cue. When a shorter player uses a cue that is too heavy in the back, it’s so easy during their follow through to drop their elbow from the extra weight and bring their tip up, resulting in a follow-through with the cue pointed way up at the light. They just can’t help it. When they are perpendicular, most of the weight is behind their grip. The cue almost doesn’t feel stable. The extra junk in the trunk weighs down the back end and naturally flips up the front. It’s involuntary. Because of this, a shorter player instinctively will grip farther back on the cue where it feels more balanced in which case there are two possible outcomes: (1) they are gripped too far back, incapable of delivering a smooth, pendulum follow-through, or (2) they end up having a super long bridge to stay at 90 degrees and to compensate for the grip position. I’m 5’5” tall. With an approximate 10 inch bridge and my chin down on the cue, when my stroke arm is at perpendicular, there’s still roughly nine inches from my grip to the butt of the cue. Now, I’m fortunate enough to shoot with a well-balanced Chris Byrne Custom Cue, but for those of you using a butt-heavy cue or worse, a wall-abushka (aka, a house cue), nine inches may feel like a ton of bricks. The moral of the story is: If you are a shorter player with a shorter arm span and are thinking about getting more serious, consider investing in a well-balanced pool cue. Please be sure to visit “random smatterings of pool thoughts, articles, & news”. You can take polls, view article archives, and read tournament and training updates. Samm Diep, “Cherry Bomb” - House Pro at Rack ‘Em Billiards (Aurora, CO) Author of “You Might Be A D Player If… (101 Classic Moves That All Pool Players Can Appreciate)” Visit: fun & unique products for pool players

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time and even a little ahead.” The VNEA leagues in Don mentioned that more Bozeman, Montana start women signed up for singles in early fall, usually the this year, “I have about 10 first Tuesday in October, women and 4 – 5 men signed the Tuesday preceding up.” the first league night is When I asked him about the Captain’s Meeting rule Don explained, “If you which has turned into scratch while shooting at a Player’s Meeting for the 8-ball and don’t make questions, answers, new it, it is not a loss of game rules, debates, arguing but ball in hand. However, whys and why nots and if you scratch and make the what is expected in the 8-ball then it is considered upcoming league year. loss of game. This has not There are five separate 1st Women’s League: Crystal #1: Jessica Carey, changed.” leagues with 4 of them Linda Leazenby, Celeste Lira, Regi Johnson (top shooter) The Valley tournament was being played in or around In talking with the league operator, held at the Legion in Manhattan. Bozeman. Don Lutes, he said, “The leagues It ran smoothly and Lucky Cuss 3 I would like to thank Rocky Mountain ran real smooth this year, no won the trip to Vegas as well as the Gaming, Cardinal Distributing hassles, no fighting. It’s been league championship. (Beck’s Beer), our league operators a really smooth year in the city We had the City tournament at the Don Lutes and Rich Petty for tournament, there where 38 teams Cats Paw again this year and had running and sponsoring the VNEA that vied for two paid spots at the 38 teams participate. We started leagues as well as sending four VNEA National Championships. Thursday at 6 pm and completed teams (3 open and 1 women’s) to The women’s tournament as well Las Vegas sponsoring their entry (continued on page 25) as the city tournament all ran on fees, their rooms and travel money.

May 2009 By Christina Piona



The Jointed Cue in Sacramento, California hosted their 40th annual Reunion Open over the March 28-29th weekend. I don’t know about you, but when I think about reunions, I think about high school and running into people I haven’t seen in ages – some have put on weight and lost hair; some have changed in such drastic ways… well no need to mention them. The Stonier Family has hosted this event for close to half a century now; at one time it was called The BRYCE AVILA St. Patrick’s Day Open; a few years ago it was called the Terry Stonier Memorial Open, but it will always be the Reunion Open to most of the players.

For those of you who’ve been to ‘The Joint’ you understand why I called it historic. For those of you who haven’t had the privilege, I’ll explain why I love visiting every year. Imagine, if you will, taking a walk back in time… for those of you who are old enough… to the days of going to the 5 and 10 cent store or Woolworth’s and sitting down to the counter for a burger and a shake; that’s what you get when you step inside this wonderful blast to the past. The outer playing area is bright and well-lit with photos of players of days gone by who have participated in the tournaments held there. When you step into the inner sanctum of the ‘back room’, you can see the character RAFAEL MARTINEZ and spirit of the place itself. If you close your eyes, you can imagine all those thousands of tournament and money matches being played in that room over the years. Some of you reading this may have even been witness to those games years ago. The years have gone by, the players have come and

gone, but the spirit of this room remains the same. Over the years, the player roster has, more often than not, been in the hundreds; this year was no exception as 112 players came from near and far to pay homage and test their skills at the historic Jointed Cue. The sole lady competitor was Mary Rakin, who respectably finished 17-24th. It was good to see so many familiar faces; Nick and Danny Cano, Rudy Jerez, Delbert Wong, Tinsley Johnson, Chris MacDonald and last year’s champion, Trevor Smith, was back to see if he could repeat his victory. The list of players goes on and on. It was a pleasure for me, in the true sense of a reunion, to watch veteran players still making their mark and also the ones that I’ve known, literally, since they were kids. JAMES CARBO Also in action was a Jointed Cue regular and one of pool’s patriarchs, Ted Ito. At 84 years young, he’s still playing the game he loves which is so amazing to me. Now, back to the competition: the tournament format hasn’t changed over the almost twenty years that I’ve been attending – it’s a true double elimination, race to six games; there’s no handicapping; there’s no spots – it’s just you, your opponent, a 4 ½ x 9 foot table, a little green felt and your cue of choice. Anything can happen in these short races; there’s often no clear-cut favorite in most cases. In the finals we had one player, James Carbo from Southern California and another, Bryce Avila representing Northern California. I’ve watched both of these players for years. Both of them are skilled and self-assured but with what I see as totally different styles. James is laid back and methodical; more deliberate and taking his time. Bryce is more bold and aggressive in his style of play; seeing things with those young eyes of his and reacting accordingly. Since Bryce was coming from the left side of the board, he was in the unenviable position of being forced to win the first set if he was to have a chance to snap off the title. This first set could’ve gone either way but Bryce prevailed winning 6-4 which required a second set to be played. This was all Bryce; he shut out James 6-0 and took the title. RESULTS: (112 players, 32 paid) 7/8th $200 Marshall Williams 1st $1175 Bryce Avila Austin Murphy 2nd $875 James Carbo 9-12th $150 Pat Stewart 3rd $600 Rafael Martinez Chic Melson 4th $400 Chris MacDonald Joey Gebron 5/6th $300 Jeff Gregory Mike Mitchell Jamie Bruce


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Glass Shines

May 2009

April 18-19, 2009 Pool Sharks in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted the first NCS 14.1 Continuous qualifier. Fourteen players from Nevada, California and Arizona competed for a spot to the NCS 14.1 Continuous National Championship which will be held July 31-August 2 at Comet Billiards (home of the Accu-Stats Arena) in Parsippany, New Jersey. Accu-Stats will be streaming the entire three days of the national event. Nevada player Walter Glass won the qualifier spot after demonstrating his

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Tamre’ Geene’-Rogers and Sean Lewis. Marvin Holmes defeated Todd Marsh and George Stefurak defeated Dan Louie. Damian Pongpanik The Golden Fleece would like to thank all the players who participated in this event and invite them to the NCS 10Ball Qualifier being held June 13-14. The entry is again $40 and $1,000 will be added to the prize fund. There is a new In-House League forming at the Golden Fleece open to all players, starting in May. Play will alternate between 8-Ball and 9-Ball. Call to find out more details. Don’t forget to stop in the New Pro Shop and check it out!

knowledge, perseverance and cue ball position and speed control. The NCS 14.1 Continuous National Championship will be the second national NCS event which Glass will be participating. Last February at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Glass took 4th place in the NCS 8-Ball National Championship. The NCS is a series of five U.S national championships in the following games: 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, 14.1 Continuous and One Pocket. The 14.1 Continuous is the second in the series then following by 9 ball, 10 ball and One Pocket. The NCS is open to all U.S players; men, women, junior, amateur and professional who are eligible to hold a U.S passport. In order to participate in an NCS national event, players must win a qualifier spot via a qualifier tournament at a locally or regionally scheduled host pool room. The NCS is sponsored by OB Cues, The DELTA-13 Rack, Diamond Billiard Products, and Aramith.

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Mowdy/Evans Top Team

by Mike Jensen

Thirty two teams fought Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th for the top eight paid spots in the two person team event at The Cadillac Island Casino in Longview, WA. Some of the teams that came to play were Ivan Doty and Rob Cameron, Jim Conway and Ed Slade, Jerry Johnson and L.T., Damien Rebman and Gary Crane,

Left to Right: Pat Vise, Brad Jones, Pat Mowdy, John Evans, Frank Kinkle, Don Collins

Glenn Atwell and Andrea Saenz-Maes, Steve Tune and Terry Erdman,Ken Dodd and Jake Holper, Creigh Dumo and Sergio Tristan but none of these teams even made it to the money. That makes for some pretty tough pool. The tourney was eight ball singles with a race to 7 on the winners side and 6 on the loss side. These two person events always turn out to be popular. The entry was $70 per team with $10 per player going to green fee. The entry was $1600, the Island Casino added $680 to make a $2280 payout. The last four teams on the winner side were Pat Mowdy and John Evans vs. Don Collins and Frank Kinkle with Don and Frank coming out on top. The other winner bracket match was between Pat Vise and Brad Jones vs. Eddie Carrido and Ed Hobbs with Pat and Brad winning the set. Playing for the point would be Pat Vise and Brad Jones vs. Don Collins and Frank Kinkle. Pat and Brad would be victorious in this match and wait to see who would come back to try and beat them in two sets. Meanwhile on the one loss side, Scott Thurston and Bobby Campbell took on Todd Gooch and Ron Oh with Todd and Ron giving Scott and Bobby a 7th place finish. The other Sunday morning match was Eddy Mataya and Crow taking on Pat Shumacher a nd Tim Haines in a hill hill win by Eddie and Crow to give Shu and Tim a 7th place finish. The fight to play for 3rd and 4th left Todd Gooch and Ron Oh losing hill hill to Eddy Carrido and Ed Hobbs on one side and Eddy Mataya and Crow losing to Pat Mowdy and John Evans. Pat and John also defeated Eddy Carrido and Ed Hobbs to leave them in 4th place. They then went on to play Don Collins and Frank Kinkle with Pat and John playing very strong and handing Don and Frank a 3rd place finish. Now for the big finish. John and Pat have to beat Pat Vise and Brad Jones twice to win the tournament and that is just what they did. They continued the same strong play that got them to the finals and took home the $800 for their work. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone for coming. See ya May 16th and 17th for the handicap B and below tournament with London Broil dinner for all entrants.

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On Friday evening at 7:00 PM, April 17th, the Nitehawk Memorial 9-Ball Tournament honoring Dave Reavis and Bill Mildenberger, got underway. The competition continued all evening with each new match, players anticipating their success in this special event. There were some close matches consisting of Tim Johnson and Terry Emard going hill-hill, with Tim Johnson defeating Terry Emard 7 to 6. Play continued Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, and the players were eager to get started. It began with Bob O’Hashi defeating Steve Tune 7 to 6, Todd Gooch defeating Roy Watkins 7 to 6, John Skiba defeating Frank Kincle 7 to 6, Ed Hobbs defeating Doug McMullin 7 to 6, and Jason Marcoulier defeating Roy Watkins 7 to 6. There was a lot of outstanding play that was not reflected in the final scores. Afterall, these were some of the Pacific Northwest’s best 48 players. By Sunday morning we were down to the final 12 players. The names went up on the lights over the tables as the players put on their game faces. The races were increased to 9 and Matt Horner defeated Mike Dietschman 9 to 8. Eddie Mataya defeated Justin Lilje 9 to 7, Steve Tune defeated Bob Olson 9 to 7, and Bob Zack defeated Steve Lingelbach 9 to 4. On the ‘A’ side, Glenn Atwell defeated Pat Schumacher 9 to 4 while John Plunkett took care of Russ Pettis 9 to 7, setting up a semi-final between Glenn Atwell and John Plunkett. As play continued on the ‘B’ side, Matt Horner defeated Eddie Mataya 9-7, and Bob Zack defeated Steve Tune 9-7. Matt Horner was then defeated by Pat Schumacher 9-5, and Bob Zack defeated Russ Pettis 9-2. Pat Schumacher then went on to eliminate Bob Zack 9-2, and John Plunkett 9-5, setting up the finals, one race to 11, between Pat Schumacher and Glenn Atwell. While all the spectators took a break and refreshed their drinks and stretched their legs in preparation for the finals on Table 1, the balls were racked on Table 2, two cues were placed on the table, and the names went up on the lights, Bill Mildenberger vs. Dave Reavis. The finals got underway and Glenn Atwell was victorious over Pat Schumacher, 11-4. On a personal note, this tournament director loves doing this tournament. The players conduct themselves in such a gentlemanly fashion and they are a true joy to work with. We had some new players that I had never seen before, and what a real pleasure to meet them and watch them play. They are really good. As the finals were winding down, I found myself watching Table 2 and waiting for the familiar sound of Bill trying to get a spot from Reavis and Reavis ‘cracking the rack’. WHAT A SOUND! I would like to extend a personal thanks to Elaine Mildenberger and Bill Mildenberger, Jr. for sponsoring this event. Bill, Jr. extended a thank you to all the participants and reassured them that there will always be pool at the Nitehawk. I would also like to thank Pat Mowdy for refereeing this event. It is always a big help and cuts down on any disputes. Thank you Pat for a great job. I would also like to thank the staff at the Nitehawk for doing such a great job of catering to the players needs, etc. Your hospitality is greatly appreciated. With all that having been said, I hope to see you all next year. 1st $1325 Glenn Atwell 2nd $825 Pat Schumacher 3rd $500 John Plunkett 4th $270 Bobby Zack 5/6 $180 Matt Horner and Russ Pettis 7/8 $90 Eddie Mataya and Steve Tune 9-12 $50 Michael Dietschman, Justin Lilje, Bob Olson, Steve Lingelbach (L to R)Glenn Atwell, Pat Schumacher

May 2009

29th Annual State 8 Ball Championships

Bozeman Men’s A Sweep

Arguably two of the best players from Bozeman were fighting it out on the one loss side, Seth King who has finished 1st or 2nd in many tournaments

Played at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown Montana April 24 - 26, 2009 but has a great stroke that she has developed. Many have told her that she could be really good with practice and someone who can teach her and she proved it this Sunday and won the Women’s B Championship.

Who Says You Can’t Come Home Again?

Men’s A Division: (l to r) Jeff Boucher, Nick Douma, Seth King

around Montana and four time MCMOA champion, Jeff Boucher. Waiting for the winner of that match was Nick Douma. Nick had had an earlier match on Saturday where he was down and his opponenet was running out on the one loss side until he rattled the 8. Nick went on to win that match that allowed him to eventually get into the finals bracket for Sunday. Nick had not missed a shot on Sunday and ran almost every table he approached. Now back to the King and Boucher match, Jeff relied on his experience and great shot making to pull off the win, leaving Seth once again, to finish 3rd for the second year in a row. Jeff now had a chance and the experience to double dip Nick. Jeff has fine tuned his game over the years and looking to become the all time most wins (Jerry Kohm has 7 wins) So the smart money was on Jeff. Chase Guthrie Nick jumps out to a 3-zip lead and there was a buzz around the room, “Can he pull it off?” There was talk among many of the spectators that Nick may choke or start thinking about the win before he has it. Nick misses a combination down the rail, Jeff runs out. And in the blink of an eye, Jeff Misty Debates has tied it 3-3. In the 7th game, Nick goes ahead 4-3. Jeff ties it again 4-4. It’s Nick’s break and he pockets the 9 and runs a difficult out to win his first MCMOA state championship. Nick holds his hands up with a big smile in almost disbelief to the untrained observer. I am sure it was merely the monkey jumping off of his back. Congratulations Nick. Becka Larkin In the Women’s B was Misty Debates and Becka Larkin. Becka had been fighting her way through the one loss side since the first match on Sunday. Misty has only been playing a few years,


The Women’s A, who says “You can’t go home again”, Morgan Steinman, had moved out of Montana a few years back. Morgan came back and was at the MCMOA championships with her Dad, Gary. Morgan has that professional style, look and grace when she shoots and she beat Janet Dunks of Butte. This is Morgan’s 4th championships (3 in A and 1 in B). Janet is also a past champion (1999). Finishing 3rd was last year’s champion Linda Asleson (who also won in ‘06 and ‘04). This year marks the 29th year of the Montana State Championship, the oldest continuous state championship. Check out the photos and film from the 2008 tournament online at www.onthebreaknews. com/MCMOA08-VM.htm Many of the top finisher will be going to Vegas whether it’s for BCAPL or VNEA. Women’s A Division: (l to r) Janet Dunks, Morgan Steinman Hope to see everybody down there and please stop by the OTBnTV filming area. See you in Vegas.

Seth King

Erica Wise

Kevin Niles

Linda Asleson (Results continued on page 13)

May 2009


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May 2009


December 8, 2008: It may have only been an EF-1 tornado, but it totally destroyed the cuemaker’s workshop. What wasn’t blown away was tossed and stirred into a horrible mess. Wood, lathes and everything else cue-related was quickly rescued from the rubble. Insurance would only pay about half the replacement cost. What would happen to Crown Cues? A small, wooden, shed remained standing. Necessary machinery and equipment were moved to the little shed for building cues and most of the frequentlyneeded supplies were stored in the house, consuming most of the open space. It was suggested that Gene build a set of limited edition cues to help raise the funds to rebuild, but Gene only builds 1 of 1 custom cues, so there was some serious hesitation. Finally, he decided to make a set of limited edition cues and auction them on eBay. There are only 10 playing cues and 5 masse’ cues, valued from $700 to $800, each. Gene said he does not plan to ever build another set of like-designed, limited edition cues, again, so this is a very special collection. Updates, including cue designs, woods, inlays and ending auction dates can be found online at (continued from page 11)


In March, Crown Cues attended the Super Billiards Expo, in PA. If you walked by their booth, you might have seen quite a few artistic pool players testing their masse’ cues on the pool table. Tim “The Dragon” Chin and Jamey “Sharpshooter” Gray, both sponsored by Crown Cues, stopped in to entertain and even offered a few free trick shot lessons. Gene and Renee’ will not make it to Vegas, but they are hoping to be at the Southern Cue and Case Show, in July, and they plan to be much more visible in the future. Visit www. to see what’s going on in the little wooden shed, these 703 W Babcock days! In the Bar-muda Triangle


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Paul Marquez took first place in a field of 12 players at the monthly Straight Pool Tournament on Sunday, April 5, at Sam’s Billiards. Paul had to beat Justin Lilje twice to do so, and both matches were close. It was 50 to 46 in the first round and 50 to 40 in the finals. The final match was Paul over Bill Enger from Seattle by a score of 50 to 17. Bill slipped into the finals on points, as Tracy Fannin, Sam Rabito and Bill each had two wins and one loss in their first Paul Marquez - file photo round. Bill was able to win his first match in the finals, setting up Lloyd Aalvick for his second third-place finish in a row in the monthly Straight Pool Tournament. This was the first 14.1 Tournament win for Paul in several years. It was good to see him back. His 17-point run in the first round held up as the high run of the day. The final results were as follows: 1st $60 Paul Marquez 2nd $45 Bill Enger 3rd $25 Lloyd Aalvick 4th $15 Justin Lilje High Run: 17 – Paul Marquez The next monthly 14.1 Tournament at Sam’s Billiards will be Sunday, May 3. Entries will be accepted at Sam’s between 10 AM and 11 AM that day. The entry fee is $12.

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By Tom Suarez Tournament Director The April One Pocket event had 38 players congregate from all over Northern California and Nevada. It is always good to see that many players in a One Pocket tournament. Managing the double elimination tournament so that there are a minimum of late night early morning matches for the finals is a chore. Billy Palmer took 1 st and $300, with hard fought victories over Melvin McKay ( 9 th) , F r a n k Rafael Martinez Nordmann JR (5th), Rafael Martinez (2nd) and Tom Butler (3rd) for the hot seat. Rafael Martinez took 2nd place and $200 with equally hard fought victories over Bee Davison, Jared, Chris MacDonald (7th), a loss to Billy Palmer in the semis, and on the one loss side, wins over Robert Aldana (5th), Marshall Williams (4th) and Tom Butler (3rd) 38 players at $20 and $300 added for a prize fund of $1060

1st $300 Billy Palmer 2nd $200 Rafael Martinez 3rd $130 Tom Butler 4th $100 Marshall Williams 5th (tie) $60 Robert Aldana, Frank Nordmann Jr 7th (tie) $45 Mike DeWeese Chris MacDonald 9th (tie) $30 Jason Williams, Melvin McKay, James Williams, Pat McLeod The monthly 9 ball Jamboree brought players from Nevada, Oklahoma (just passing through) and Northern California. Always a well behaved crowd with nothing by high caliber players and gentlemen. . Rafael Martinez bested all his opponents on his way to take 1st place and $475 for his efforts. Rafael had victories over Jesse Jimenez, Mark T., Bill V., Robert Aldana (4th), Richard Pierce (2nd) for the hot seat and in the finals. Richard Pierce and friend came to California to visit friends and play a little pool. Well Mr. Pierce played good enough to have wins over Ms. Deborah, Brandon Lewis, Joe Palley (9th) Patrick Stewart (Tahoe Nevada) 9th, before losing to Rafael Martinez in the hot seat. Mr. Consistent, George Michaels took on Mr. Pierce for the finals of the one loss bracket to see who meets Rafael in the FINALS. The match went double Hill with Richard coming out on top. But it was still Rafael Martinez winning the tournament. 50 players at $25 plus $500 added for a prize fund of $1750 1st $475 Rafael Martinez 2nd $350 Richard Pierce 3rd $225 George Michaels 4th $150 Robert Aldana 5th (tie) $100 Jim Fabionar Trevor Smith. 7th (tie) $75 Billy Palmer Joey Gebron 9th (tie) $50 Skippy Nakakis, Deo Alpajora, Patrick Stewart, Joe Palley

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Dave Gross Wins

(Denver, CO- March 2009) Dave Gross of Fort Collins wins the end of the 15-Rack Session Tournament, “The Viper Challenge”. Since, last August forty-one players qualified, for the $4,000 purse 10-ball event that was held this last weekend March 28-29, 2009. The tournament was held at

the Wynkoop Brewing Company located at 1634 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202. This exclusive tournament was built for 15-rack league players only. Dave Gross went undefeated to be crowned the ultimate 15-Rack Champion- he had wins over Shane Wertz, Mark Haddad, Melissa Little, and Jeff Crawford. Mark Haddad lost to Dave in the winner’s side early Sunday but then came back with a vengeance to make it in the finals with Dave Gross- Fortunately for Dave; he escaped a loss and beat Mark in the finals to capture the tournament title and be crowned the champion. Jenny Neuhalfen was crowned “highest finishing female” winning a gorgeous trophy and pocketed a $200 bonus for her efforts. Great job, Jenny! Both days, The Wynkoop Brewing Company broadcasted LIVE video matches of the tournament. Exclusive recordings can now be seen on where there is a permanent page for these types of events named VIPER TV. Melissa Little, WPBA Professional and house-pro at the Wynkoop donated the $4,000 to promote her new business 15-rack pool leagues. Melissa’s league is a teaching tool to get people to learn to break and run out. Melissa says: “Here in the US, players are used to playing safety strategies but lack in the discipline of running out racks and this league gives players an incentive to get paid for good hard work.” A special thanks goes to Avery Pier, Dave Hubberd, and Dave Kato for helping out with the tournament this weekend. The new handicapped, 10-week session starts the third week of April and will also feature an end of the session, $500.00 added, “15-rack Spring Championship Series” tournament for qualified participates only. This Year ‘s formats will feature additional 15-Rack series tournaments following each session of league. 1st $1020 Dave Gross 2nd $750 Mark Haddad 3rd $550 Jeff Crawford 4th $360 Melissa Little 5/6th $200 Shane Wertz & J-Rod 7/8th $100 Adam King & Matt Bates 9-12th $50 Greg, Fernando, Steve, DJ

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May 2009

Under the Lights at Little Creek The 5th Annual Pacific ACS Regional Championships Grows

Scott Thurston - Open 8-Ball Champion

Frankie Rocha - Master 8-Ball Champion

Jing Gicoso - Open 8-Ball Champion

Bob Zack - Master 9-Ball Champion

Little Creek Casino has shown itself as the best venue for large scale pool events in the northwest by going the extra mile and making the use of table lighting possible. We thank them greatly for their continued support of our organization and the sport. Washington states biggest amatuer tournament just got bigger with a +40% increase in participation this year.The unexpected increase in participation made for a tight schedule and very busy days. With over $15,000 added money and total prizes of over $31,000 the competition was hot and heavy. The scotch doubles open event was dominated by the pairing of one half of last years winners, Eric Sawyer with the other half of the last years second place team Michelle Barkdoll. Michelles comment … “if you can’t beat’em join’em.” Eric felt that they both traded off from match to match as to who made the difference in their no loss streak which was a “battle” to the end. The masters scotch event found Don Collins and Melinda Childers on the point waiting for Eddie Mataya and Cindy Sliva to come back for a re-match of the point race with Eddie and Cindy coming out on top in the final. In the women’s open 9 ball seasoned player Kim (you may remember her as Kim Siger) Toops marched through the winner’s side to a point race with Ann Brandt. The finals match with up and comer Debie Leelyn ended in a hill/hill match with Kim remaining undefeated. The women’s master 9 ball ended with Cindy Sliva winning the point race against Brenda Bartholomew to face Wendy Sedlacek in the final. Cindy continued her dominance to collect her second first place of the event. The men’s open 9 ball saw Jing Gicoso vs Larry Maes playing for the point with Jing being the victor. Larry faced off against Robert Niemeyer to challenge Jing again but Robert prevailed. Jing triumphed in the final to go undefeated. The men’s master 9 ball saw the return of Bob Zack after a one year layoff from our event. Bob won the point from Justin Lilje and Justin return to the finals after facing Eddie Mataya but did not have it to defeat Bob. Linda Segraves fought her way through a field of 40 women’s open players to win the point race against Mary Cleaver. Liz Vosberg returned after a 4th round loss to Linda to play her in the finals but Linda was not to be denied. Andrea Saenz-Maes returned from the point match loss against tournament phenom Cindy Sliva to be crowned the women’s masters 8 ball champion. The mens open 8 Ball was taken in a no loss run by Scott Thurston. The point race for the men’s master 8 ball came down to Ken Bower and Frank Rocha with Frank winning. This set up a rematch for Ken with Don Wirtamen. Don bested Ken and went on to defeat Frank in the first round and Frank found focus to hold on and win a finals battle. In general, the total quality of play of the teams increased greatly this year in both the mixed and womens events. Many of the later matches were hill/hill. The women’s team point race came down to I Got Lucky winning against Knaw-Kaw-Min who had to face B-Beep again but this time they could not hold out. B-Beep went on to batttle I Got Lucky in the finals but

Cindy Sliva & Eddie Mataya Master Scotch Champions

Eric Sawyer & Michelle Barkdoll Open Scotch Champions

Linda Segraves - Open 8-Ball Champion

Kim Toops - Open 9-Ball Champion

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May 2009

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Women’s Team Champions: I got Lucky: Cindy Sliva, Molly Oliver, Jan Aust, Lisa St. Clair

could not force another round. The mixed team event saw Malarkey’s face off against Team Runout for the point but Malarkey’s was sent to the other side of the board for a re-match against Brauer et al. Brauer et al went on to playTeam Runout in the finals who claimed the championship. As our members already know the Little Creek Casino is a great place to visit and a fabulous place to play pool. We are already planning on how to make next year’s event better and look forward to an even bigger turn out. Talk to an ACS league operator so you can be there next year too!



Mixed Team Champions: Team Runout: Chad Bisconer, Chuck Crowell, Don Collins, Rob Niemeyer (Results continued on page 21)



May 2009


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May 2009

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14th Annual Tom Scott Memorial - Libby, Montana Libby was the gathering place of many talented pool players as it was time again for the annual Tom Scott Memorial 8 - Ball Tournament, the weekend of March 20th - 22nd. Players came from Washington, Idaho, all across Montana and Canada sent many from north of the border to invade Libby. 129 players in all with 98 men and 31 women in their respective divisions competing. Friday night saw the beginning of the weekend long festivities with several mini-tournaments being held. Mini #1 Mini #2 1st Daniel Edwards $50 1st Cowboy Bob Kollash $50 2nd Peter Sabala $30 2nd Steve Gillespie $30 Mini #3 Mini #4 1st William Harvey $50 1st Craig Nickels $50 2nd Daniel Edwards $30 2nd Merv White $30 Mini #5 Women’s 1st Darlene Freedman $25 2nd Christy Loehding $15 Women’s main event was held at the Mint Bar on Saturday in two flights, qualifying the top 4 women in each flight for Sunday. After a long long day of pool, consisting of races to four double elimination the top 8 were as follows: Darlene Freedman - Spokane, WA, Cheryl Rosean - Kalispell, MT, Christy Loehding - Spokane, WA, Tina Kennedy - Deer Park, WA, Madelina Moreno - Sandpoint, ID, Carla Horner - Pinehurst, ID, Sheila Moss Spokane, WA, Patty Dunning - Libby, MT Sunday’s tournament was a race to 5 double - eliminination contest. That seen lots of good pool, with some nail biting contests and some that were a bit one - sided. Patty Dunning reached the cat - bird seat after three straight matches with scores of 5-2, 5-2, and 5-3. Sheila Moss reached the semi - final after a 5-4 battle, and a 5-1 thrashing, before losing to Patty 5-3. Sheila then defeated Cheryl Rosean 5-1 to set the rematch against Patty. After winning the first match, Sheila found herself behind 4-2, only to come back to win it all 5-4, after Patty narrowly missed shape on the 8-ball in two straight games. 1st Sheila Moss $474 $598 (Side Pot) 2nd Patty Dunning $355 $359 3rd Cheryl Rosean $236 $240 4th Christy Loehding $118 The men(s main event was played at the V.F.W. Post 1548 and at the Pastime Bar on 10 tables in two flights. Saturday(s play was a race to 4 double elimination affair, object, survive and be one of the final eight players in your flight to make it through to Sunday. Top 16 players to make it through from Saturday: Daniel Edwards-Spokane, WA, Jim Allen-Ronan, MT, Chad Chadwell-Spokane, WA, Chad Sylvester-Kalispell, MT, Lucas Brager-Kalispell, MT, Joey Diehl-Whitefish, MT, Neil Christianson-Missoula, MT, Merv White-Spokane, WA, Herb Richter-Cranbrook, B.C., Joe HornerPinehurst, ID, Tauno Wainiopaa-Creston, B.C., Ken Jarvis-Kalispell, MT, Gerry Brabeck-Couer d’ Alene, ID, Cal Davis-Pinehurst, ID, Arthur St. Jermaine-Great Falls, MT, Tim Moffett -Troy, MT


Play started at 9:30 Sunday with everybody starting fresh in a race to 5 double elimination contest. Tauno Wainiopaa and Daniel Edwards faced each other for the chair after winning 3 matches each. Tauno won 5-4 over Joey Diehl, 5-4 over Ken Jarvis, 5-2 over Sheila Moss Chad Sylvester and Daniel got there via 5-4 Merv White, 5-3 Arthur St. Jermaine, 5-0 Cal Davis, Tauno took control early and sent Daniel to the losers bracket 5-1. Meanwhile in the one-loss side Ken Jarvis and Joey Diehl had stepped it up after being sent over by Tauno. Joey put 4 straight matches together 5-3, 5-0, 5-2, 5-2 and Ken put 3 together 5-3, 5-0, 5-2 before facing off in a tough contest with Ken edging Joey 5-4. Ken then beat Daniel 5-2, to then face Tauno for all the marbles. Ken played extremely well defeating Tauno 5-3, 5-3 to claim his second Tom Scott title. Not bad for a guy who barely got to Sunday. 1st Ken Jarvis $945 $864 (Side Pot) 2nd Tauno Wainiopaa $540 $648 3rd Daniel Edwards $405 $432 4th Joey Diehl $216 $216 5/6 Cal Davis Chad Sylvester $162 each 7/8 Joe Horner Arthur St. Jermaine $135 each 2nd Chance Results 28 players! 1st Cowboy Bob Kollash $80 2nd Chad Chadwell $50 3rd Neil Christianson $30 It was another great weekend of pool, with everybody having a good time, no whining no disputes and many compliments and a few suggestions. We here at the Tom Scott want to thank our sponsors for their contributions, raffle items etc. Thanks to all involved with the set-up, tear down and running of the tournament. Special thank you(s go to the V.F.W. Post 1548, the Mint Bar, the Pastime and their respective staff, great job folks. Thanks to all the players who came from near and far to participate in this event. As it is nice to see old friendly faces and some new ones from the pool world. Because after all this is why we put this thing together fourteen years ago, was to honor and remember a friend who made everyone smile and laugh. Thanks again, see ya all next year for number 15. Proud Supporter, Johnny Siefke

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This month we had a field of 12 players for the monthly 14.1 Straight Pool Tournament here at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA. We had runs of 20’s & 30’s throughout the tournament but our High Run of the day came from our 3rd/4th place winner Ramin Bahkitiari with a 48. Ramin’s first win came against a Straight Pool powerhouse of Nick Spano who, by the way, (l to r) Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez has fared quite well in our previous monthly Straight Pool Tournaments. Ramin played well throughout the day only to come up against a wall in Oscar Dominguez. Oscar struggled througout the day but played his finest match against Ramin to get to the Hot Seat match against his father Ernesto Dominguez. Ernesto had quite a day for himself as well. He started off the day by working on the tables here in the tournament room of Hard Times and didn’t even hit a ball to warm up. He threw himself right into his 1st match and didn’t look back at all. Sneaking in a couple of cat naps between matches he got himself right into the Hot Seat. Oscar & Ernesto Dominguez Split 1st and 2nd place, something they seem to be getting used to. They have done this, at least, three times in the last month. 1st/2nd Oscar Dominguez, Ernesto Dominguez 3rd/4th Ramin Bakhtiari, Fach Garcia

May 2009

Schooner Predators Champions from: Doug Schulze, League Operator #287 since 1997

On April 18 & 19, 2009 eight teams from the Tacoma and Bremerton Traveling 8 Ball Divisions competed for the Western Washington 2009 BCA Team Championship VIII Title. This event was sponsored and hosted by

2009 Team Championship VIII Winners – The Schooner Predators; Larry Tulfo (LT), Daniel Goolsby, Robert Alston, Rafael (Jun) Pagarigan

The Q’z Family Restaurant and Sports Lounge in Graham, Washington and Western Washington/United BCA Pool League. The new Q’z owners, Bill and Pam Nelson provided great playing conditions with four 8 ft. Global tables with red circle cue balls being used for this tournament and added additional $200.00 in prize money. With $1, 060.00 total prize money and promotional items like T-shirts, Ball Caps and Ice Buckets, every team that participated went home with a prize for competing. The format was a race to the first 3 rounds won with 4 games in each round. The regular weekly player league handicaps were used with the difference being credited at 1.5 the normal rate to the lower team per round. The increased handicap benefit per round levels the playing field between the stronger veteran player teams and the newer less experienced teams. This is a two day tournament which allows the players long continuous play on Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM with the final three teams coming back on Sunday at 10 AM to battle for the final 1st place position. Each match averaged around 2 hours of playing time. On Saturday, The Schooner Predator team stayed undefeated. First defeating the Q’z Local Ocho’s team, secondly the Full Splice team (Team Championship VI Title holders), then Schooner’s The Hunted and finally The Q’z Cruisers (Team Championship V Title holders) to obtain the point position on the board. The 10 AM Sunday match for 2nd or 3rd place was between Schooner’s The Hunted team and the Q’z Cruisers. Early on Saturday, Schooner’s The Hunted team put the Q’z Cruisers in the losers bracket. Out for revenge, Q’z Cruisers redeemed themselves and moved on to play for 1st place position. The Q’z Cruisers had to beat The Schooner Predators two matches to obtain the Championship title. The first match they had no problem defeating them 3-0. Then Schooner Predators team came back with revenge on their minds and returned the favor beating the Q’z Cruisers 3-0 and obtaining the Western Washington BCA Team Championship VIII title. Thanks again to all players for another great season in the W. WA. BCA Pool League. 1st $400 The Schooner Predators, Capt. Larry Tulfo 2nd $250 The Q’z Cruisers, Capt. Doug Schulze 3rd $150 Schooners The Hunted, Capt. Richard King 4th $100 Full Splice, Capt. Dennis Proia 5th $60 Summit Bushwhackers, Capt. David Overbo 6th $60 Black Star Menace X3, Capt. Brice Anderson 7-8 Promotional Prizes – Red Dog Wanderers, Capt. Rodney Ward Q’z Loco Ocho’s, Capt. Nick Legerski MVP $40 Jun Pagarigan with 75% Win Average, The Schooner Predators

May 2009

Saratoga Snow Storm Pool

by: Richard Hodges SARATOGA WYOMING – Just as pool players from all over the Rocky Mountains gathered in this small town of less than 1,800 residents, a serious spring snow storm closed in for this first weekend in April. Most everyone in Wyoming was trapped in their communities by the resulting snow, wind and closed roads. How did they spend this spring weekend? If you were in Saratoga you could have played pool in the Second Annual Platte Valley Open Pool Tournament. As a result of some fortuitous planning, Saratoga residents had the good fortune to be confined with some of the best pool players in the Rocky Mountains and three of the best in the Nation. A good time was had by all. With the hard work of many local fans and local organizations, the town’s Platte Valley Community Center Great Hall was turned into a giant pool room. Using the 16 tables rented from Rick Johns of Layton Utah to play on, 123 aspirants competed in three classes for over $12,000 in prize money. To sweeten the pot, a Calcutta auction was held on both Friday and Saturday evenings. This new annual event is becoming so popular that registrations closed two weeks ago according to event organizer E.J. Glode..


players tried hard and some lasted almost until the final game they were no match as Shane ran table after table. Shane is a 23 year old professional pool player of world class standing. When not competing in national or international events he likes to attend regional events to keep his game up. “When he’s awake he plays pool,” said Rodney Morris, also a professional player who came to support the event from Phoenix Arizona and took second and won $2500 plus his Calcutta winnings. When he is not traveling, Shane can be found practicing as the house pro at Lucky Billiards in downtown Sioux Falls according to his web site. In 2008 Shane and Rodney who both play in lots of individual tournaments were chosen to represent the U.S. in the World Cup of Pool in Amsterdam Holland. They competed against 64 other countries and won. They split $60,000 in prize money. The two also competed on the five man American team in the Mosconi Cup event in Malta. This cup is the American team vs. the European team. The European team won last year.    Frank Alvarez, who is also a professional pool player and president of the United States Professional Poolplayers Association, assisted the local pool league in organizing Master’s Division: Shane Van Boening this event. Frank came from Arizona to play and put on Participants traveled from as demonstrations during the weekend on cue stick and ball handling and answered far as Washington State and questions in an effort to assist amateur players in improving their games. Canada, while two of the pros With the winners decided and the money divided, the sun came out brightly, came in from Arizona to support the roads opened, and the contestants scattered to the four winds, looking the three day event. One local forward to next year’s event. Sportsman Division pool player from Centennial, 1st $500 Ken Baker (Centennial, WY) wanting to be prepared for the 2nd $330 Don Adams (Saratoga, WY) weather, arrived in his one ton 3rd $220 James Shuna (Saratoga, WY) plow truck. 4th $150 Margaret Martinez (Rawlins, WY) 5/6 $100 Dave Jeffers (Saratoga, WY), Tenille Whitten (Ogden, UT) With winners paid to 16th place 7/8 $50 Scott McIlvaine (Saratoga, WY), Phyllis Tysver (Rawlins, WY) in one division, quite a few folks, Classic Division both men and women, took 1st $1,200 Rich Haines (Cheyenne, WY) home some prize money. Two of 2nd $800 Steve Mack (Laramie, WY) the three top money slots, those 3rd $600 Terry Lewis (Rawlins, WY) 4th $400 Anthony Lucero (Rawlins, WY) for Sportsman and Classic, Sportsman Division: Ken Baker 5/6 $200 Jerry Fluty (Saratoga, WY), Brandon Baker (Centennial, WY) went to Wyoming boys, with the 7/8 $100  Jimmy McKinney (Encampment, WY), Alan Lemaster (Wheatland, WY) top Masters Division title going to a young hot shot from the neighboring state Masters Division of South Dakota, Shane Van Boening. 1st $3,500 Shane Van Boening (Sioux Falls, SD) 2nd $2,500 Rodney Morris (Phoenix, AZ) The first place finisher in the “Sportsman” division was Ken Baker of Centennial, 3rd $1,500 Mike Hellmer (Fort Collins, CO) who took home the plaque and the $500 cash prize plus his Calcutta winnings. 4th $1,000 Mark Tad (SLC, UT)          He likes to play at his place 5/6 $700 Tom Bourdeon (Sturgis, SD), Stan Tourangeau (Canada) in Centennial, the Old Corral, 7/8 $500 Sam Cordova (Denver, CO), Bill Wooten (Cheyenne, WY) 9-12 $300 Dino Devoe (Fort Collins, CO), Dave Black (Cheyenne, WY) and entered “cuz my son Jeff Crawford (Denver, CO), E.J. Glode (Saratoga, WY) thought I should.” Ken came 13/16 $200 Chris McDaniel (Denver, CO), ATM (Denver, CO) prepared for the unpredictable Nelson Montierth (Longmont, CO) spring weather in Wyoming. He was the one who came in his plow truck “so I could be sure I could get back home.” The first place finisher in the middle division of “Classic” players was Rich Haines of Cheyenne, who took home the plaque and the $1200 cash prize plus his Calcutta winnings. Second place in the Classic division went to Steve Classic Division: Rich Haines Mack of Laramie. Rich who works at the Frontier Refinery in Cheyenne was pretty laid back about his win. “I’ve been attending a few more tournaments this year and I have been doing good.” The top prize of the tournament was for the winner of the “Masters” division. Shane Van Boening of Sioux Falls, South Dakota outlasted all comers to take home the top money of $3500 plus his Calcutta winnings.  While local Wyoming


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May 2009

Season Opener

NWPA Washington State Championships

On March 21st, the NWPA kick off the 2009 season with the Washington State Championships. 35 women descended on The Parlor Billiards and Spirits in Bellevue, WA to vie for the opportunity to play in the U.S. Open in June. And once again, The Parlor responded with exceptional hospitality. Not only did the beautiful poolroom, excellent food, and welcoming staff help make this tour stop special, but also this would be the first time the

NWPA sent a player to the U.S. Open. And with the $750 added by The Parlor, this tour stop was definitely going to bring out the best players. Saturday morning saw most of the regular players on the tour along with a few newcomers. Last year’s NWPA Champion Liz Cole and 2nd place finisher Cindy Sliva were among those favored to win. But in the end a surprise in the form of Tamara Rademakers from The Netherlands and a solid performance from Shari Ross would dominate the weekend. Tamara marched through the winner’s bracket with wins over Adrianne Beach 7-0, Mikki Small 7-2, Suwanna Kroll 7-2, Faye Fang 7-2 and Shari Ross 7-2 to sit comfortably on the point. Shari began with wins over Elizabeth Jensen 7-4, Molly Oliver 7-5, Cindy Sliva 7-3 and Liz Cole 7-3. A loss to Tamara put in her on the b-side where she beat Liz Cole 7-5 to give her a second chance at Tamara. Tamara proved too much for Shari winning the match 9-1. Congratulations to Tamara Rademakers for an excellent win and Good Luck at the U.S. Open. 1 $570 TAMARA RADEMAKERS 2 $355 SHARI ROSS 3 $234 LIZ COLE 4 $174 CINDY SLIVA 5/6 $104 WENDY SEDLECK, FAYE FANG 7/8 $74 VIKKIE KNUTSON, CARISSA BIGGS

Event #3: “Springborgy”, 5-man 8-Ball Teams - Apr 11, 2009, The Colorado Cue Club welcomed 6 teams to its yearly Springboard team event. The format was BCA double elimination. This event is always wide open to any player regardless of league standing. The favorites, Box of Peaches, comprised of Melissa Little, Mark Haddad, D a v e G o m e z , R o b e r t Rodriguez, and Dino Devoe, took the hot seat with relative ease only “Box of Peaches” (L-R) Mark Haddad, Dino Devoe, Robert Rodriguez, to face the Melissa Little, Dave Gomez hot team of the day, Buffalo. Coming all the way from Pueblo, K e v i n Williams team lost their first m a t c h of the day then proceeded “Buffalo” (L-R) Elmo Quintana, Kevin Williams, Sam Martinez, Carl Coffee, Ray Lucero to win 3 matches in a row (4 if you count the loser’s side bye) and gain a 10-5 lead over Box of Peaches in the first set of the finals. The lead wouldn’t hold though as peaches and bullets rained. Box of Peaches would take the title with a 13-11 victory. Thank you to the teams that participated. We’ll try it again next year. 1st Box of Peaches $1,000 2nd Buffalo $500

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Native Son VNEA Leagues

Native Son Amusements VNEA Pool league completed their final matches on Feb 24th with 18 teams in two divisions wrapping up another great season and here is the way them finished. In the Green Division (A): The Montana Tavern #1 held the 1st place team green division: Montana Tavern #1 team points lead from Arik MacBlane, Paul Gies, Tim Awbery, Jim Ward, Floyd Roane, & Darvin VanKuiken (high points) week #2 to win the regular season. Men’s high points (cue and plaque) - Montana Tavern #1 Darvin VanKuiken. Women’s high points (cue and plaque) Hackamore #1 - Debi Armstrong. In the Blue Division (B): The Montana Tavern “Big Sticks” opened up an early lead and never looked back. Men’s high points (cue and plaque) from the Big Sticks went to Rory Gallagher. Women’s high points from the Western Lounge “Weeble Woobles” (cue and plaque) Debbie Larson. Our year end Women’s High Points Green Division: Championship Tournament was held on Debi Armstrong Friday - Saturday - Sunday, March 13th, 14th, 15th at the Bar 19. The winners of both divisions received paid entry + lodging at the 29th Annual VNEA Championships in Las Vegas. It was

a very exciting event with no teams going undefeated. In the Green Division the MT Tavern #1 won the winners side and lost the first finals match to the American Legion but the MT Tavern edged the Am. Legion in the final match to win the green division. In the Blue Division the 1st place team blue division: Montana Tavern “Big Sticks” Bar 19 #2 defeated the Jeff Farra, Rory Gallagher (high points), Kimo Cataraha, Tom Atkinson, Ronnie Cataraha(not pictured) Moose #1 “Maniacs” to win the winners side but lost twice in the finals to the MT Tavern “Big Sticks”. The awards banquet was held Friday March 20th at the Hackamore Supper Club with lots of great food - cash - and prizes. Most improved went to Chris Stainbrook from team Hackamore Hacks, League MVP to Darvin Van Kuiken from team MT Tavern #1 and the Sportsmanship award from team Bar 19 to “Poke-n-Hopes” went to Bryan Snapp. Congratulations to all of our teams and Women’s High Points Blue Division: players for another successful season. Debbie Larson Special thanks to our team sponsors and our league sponsor Intermountain Distributing Co. (Budweiser and Pepsi). See everyone next season.

VNEA Players Head to Vegas

Top Shooter Valley: Rich Robinson

(continued from page 6)

Top Shooter Vigilante: Cat Hansen

Hole-In-The-Wall Cats Paw #1: Leroy Dorsey, Jim Hansen, Adam Sansaver (Top Shooter), Steve Spritzer, Curt Watts

one round. The play continued again on Friday at 6 pm and finished up over the weekend. The women’s tournament was held at the Eagles Club hosted by Dick Jones. In the women’s league the Crystal #1 team won their league championship and won their tournament for the trip to Vegas. Rocky Mountain Gaming has run our league system for the past 29 years and our league sponsor is Beck’s Beer. Don closed by saying, “Thanks to everyone for playing and I appreciate them knowing the rules so that the leagues and tournaments ran so smoothly. I may consider retiring next year after VNEA celebrates its 30th Anniversary”. will be on hand filming during the VNEA International Championships from Las Vegas, be sure to tune in and watch all the action.


Molly Brown #1: Joel King, Seth King, Bob Marquart, Mike Schaff, Shawn Spence, Jeff Boucher (not pictured)


Terry Miller Undefeated

The forty-fourth stop on the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour (produced by the American CueSports Alliance – ACS) was hosted at Las Vegas Cue Club in Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday, April 11. The $500 added event drew twenty-three players in a double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes. Terry Miller (Las Vegas, NV) [rated a “5” on a localized handicap system used] was on fire this day as he blitzed the field to claim the hot seat, including a winner’s bracket finals decision over Russ Swanky [5] (Las Vegas, NV). In the winner’s semis earlier, Miller had outlasted Randy Kukla [5] (Las Vegas, NV), while Russ Swanky beat Dan Schneider [5] (Las Vegas, NV). In the loser’s bracket, Christy Robertson [4] (Las Vegas, NV) and Rick White [5] (Las Vegas, NV) were eliminated at 5th place via losses to Dan Schneider and Randy Kukla [5] (Las Vegas, NV) respectively. Kukla then eliminated Schneider at 4th place, but in turn was dispatched to 3rd place by Russ Swanky. The tourney finals lasted one set, as Terry Miller continued his winning ways to capture the title over Russ Swanky! Terry Miller qualified for a free 9-Ball singles entry into the 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas – courtesy of the ACS. We wish to thank sponsors J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Championship Billiard Fabric, Nick Varner Signature Cases and oZone Billiards for their support. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2008/2009 All American Tour by contacting the ACS.Further information, entry details and schedules for the 2008/2009 Pechauer All American Tour are available at 1st $225 Terry Miller (Las Vegas, NV) 2nd $100 Russ Swanky (Las Vegas, NV) 3rd $75 Randy Kukla (Las Vegas, NV) 4th $50 Dan Schneider (Las Vegas, NV) 5-6th $25 Christy Robertson (Las Vegas, NV) Rick White (Las Vegas, NV)

Can-Am Snooker

The United States Snooker Association (USSA), is pleased to announce the Team USA to face off against Team Canada in the 4th Annual Can-Am Snooker Challenge to be conducted June 1-3 at the ACS Nationals at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team was selected from their placement in the 2008 USSA National Championships, and is comprised of many veterans of the USSA National Championships and the IBSF World Championships: Tom Kollins (Illinois) Ajeya Prabhakar (California) Cheang Ciing Yoo (Washington) Jeff Szafransky (California)

Women’s State

May 2009

Dick Jones, Event Coordinator/Manager Eagles Club #326 This tournament was played Saturday & Sunday February 28th & March 1st, 2009 at Eagles Club #326-Downtown Bozeman, Montana. What a great turnout we had with 41 teams coming from all around the state. I would like to note that we did have players from as far away as Cut Bank, Billings, Anaconda, Whitehall, Butte, Helena, Livingston, Emigrant and Great Falls. Thank you for coming so far. And for sure, I need to thank all the local players for taking part of this tournament. A great BIG thank you to Candice Evans fro helping to run this tournament. We did have a grandmother and granddaughter team, several mother/daughter teams and a sisters team. Kind of unique. The prize fund total for this tournament was $1,520 with $700 added. 1st $450 Becka Larkin/Cathy Hellwitz (Livingston/Helena) 2nd $370 Janet Dunks/Judy Lorango (Butte/Anaconda) 3rd $230 Lori Warnell/Jonella Status (Billings) 4th $150 Barb Walker/Molly Jones (Livingston) 5/6 $100 Barba Tuss/Marnie Lappe (Bozeman/Belgrade) Susie McRae/Linda Leazenby (Bozeman) 7/8 $60 Angie Longfox/Alta Longfox (Buttte) Christine MacDonald/Patty Boggs (Belgrade/Butte) Second Chance-Singles Tournament 1st $45 Krystal Kindred (Butte) 2nd $30 Candice Evans (Bozeman) 3rd $20 Pam Payovich (Livingston) 4th $15 Mary Garcia (Butte) I wish to thank all the ladies for coming to this tournament. Without a doubt it was an absolutely awesome field of the finest quality women players in the State of Montana. Again thank you for a great and entertaining fun weekend.

May 2009

The Cue Ball

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O’Houlies B: Bob, Jeff Barlow, Scott Walton, Concord, Nick Dizard, Nick Rapanan, Gene Henry

(l to r) Reese Alvaran, Peni Misa, Ken Karp, Matt Horner

Tournament Results for April 11th, 2009 Player Resse Alvaran Peni Misa Matt Horner Ken Karp Linn Petty Mike Jarvis Tom Brady Wayne Willet

Rating Place B 1st A 2nd 4A 3rd B 4th A 5-6th AA 5-6th AA 7-8th A 7-8th

Cash 200 120 80 50 25 25 10 10

Points 100 75 60 50 40 40 30 30

21st Annual Jr Nationals

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is excited to announce that Illinois State University (ISU) will host the 21st Annual Junior Nationals and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate 9-Ball Championships on July 21-26. The collegiate event will be held Tuesday through Thursday, while junior competition will take place Thursday through Sunday. The Bone Student Center (BSC), located on the ISU campus in Normal, IL, has 15 Brunswick billiard tables that will be the stage to an expected 200 young billiard athletes. Junior players will be competing for scholarships, prizes, and an invitation to represent the United States at the World PoolBilliard Association (WPA) Junior World Championships. To participate in the BEF Junior Nationals, players must earn an entry through a BEF qualifier or must be appointed by their local junior league. The national event features 4 divisions: 19 & Under Boys, 19 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. Qualifiers will be held throughout the United States through June 7. For more information about hosting a qualifier, league guidelines, or upcoming qualifier dates and locations, visit


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Congratulations to O’Houlies’s B, 08’-09’ NWPL Champs, and runnersup, Ballard 4B’s, 2nd Place. Thanks to all the players and sponsors for another great season and we hope to see you all next fall! - Herb Kier, NWPL President Ballard 4B’s Rob Hardman, Dave Driscol, Aaaron Johnson, Scott Forrest, Ben Bauma, Capt. Marc ErsFeld

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May 2009




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

DAY Tuesdays Thursdays

CITY Provo Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

LOCATION Ozz Billiards E O’s Billiards E O’s Billiards

PHONE (801) 818-9000 (801) 967-0777 (801) 967-0777

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball race to 5 Handicap. 9-Ball race to 5 Handicap.

ENTRY ADDED $20 $100 $15 $15

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Aurora Northglenn Aurora Aurora Northglenn Aurora Northglenn Aurora Northglenn Aurora

LOCATION Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards Colorado Cue Club Rack’em Billiards

PHONE (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675 (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675 (303) 450-7665 (303) 755-7675

EVENT / RULES ENTRY 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules $5 9-Ball Big Tables R5/Alt Br/DE $12 3-Ball on 9’ Tables $5 9-Ball on 9’ Tables $10 9-Ball Big Tables Race 5 $22 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules $5 9-Ball BarBox Race 2 $5 9-Ball Race to 5/5 Prog. Pot $10 8-Ball Bar Tables Race 4/3 $10 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules $5

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Snohomish Tacoma Vancouver Everett Federal Way Lakewood Mountlake Terr Sumner Auburn Lakewood Longview Lynwood Tacoma Tacoma Bellevue Graham Kennewick Olympia Everett Kenmore Longview Monroe Renton Vancouver Lakewood Renton Renton Snohomish Sumner Vancouver Vancouver Graham Kennewick Lakewood Lakewood Longview Olympia Snohomish Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

LOCATION Kornerpocket Billiardz Latitude 84 Halftime P C Pub P J Pockets Longhorn Saloon O’Houlie’s Pub Log Cabin The Sports Page Full Splice Cadillac Island Uncle Jack’s Billiards Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Mustard Seed Qz’s Classic Island Frankies P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Billiards Cadillac Island Robin’s Billiards Mike’s Place Spot Bar & Grill Schooners Mike’s Place Mike’s Place Kornerpocket Billiardz (1st/3rd) Log Cabin Legends Spot Bar & Grill Qz’s Billiard’Aires Club Full Splice Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island Frankies Kornerpocket Billiardz Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (360) 694-3114 (425) 258-9465 (877) R-U-LUCKY (253) 581-2580 (425) 776-1833 (253) 863-2905 (253) 288-0436 (253) 512-6898 (360) 957-0065 (425) 941-9928 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (425) 603-9001 (253) 262-8437 (509) 460-7203 (360) 455-0352 (425) 258-9465 (425) 908-7332 (360) 957-0065 (360) 794-7878 (425) 255-9213 (360) 256-1110 (253) 584-1919 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (360) 862-9054 (253) 863-2905 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (253) 262-8437 (360) 783-4071 (253) 512-6898 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (360) 455-0352 (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED 9-Ball Open (Breakpot) $15+$5 g.f. $100 w/16 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball Open-Limit first 24 $5 $$$ 9-Ball $5 100% 9-Ball $8 $200 field based 8-Ball $5 Pays 75% field 8-Ball $7 100%+BreakPot 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Matching 8-Ball $5 50% up to 16 9-Ball $5+$3 100% w/15+ 8-Ball Open $5+$1 Matching 9-Ball $10 $5/player 9 Ball $5+3 g.f. 100% w/32 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball B only Limit 16 $5 up to $100 8-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 100% 9-Ball Hndcp-break pot $5+$2 g.f. Matching 9-Ball Valley Rules $5 Matching 8 Ball - B & below $5 100% 9-Ball Handicap $10 $300 min 9-Ball $25 top B player $5+$2 g.f. $200 9-Ball Open $7+$3 g.f. Breakpot 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 Matching 8-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 8 Ball $5 100% w/16 Black Light Night 8-Ball $5 Matching 8 Ball $5 Matching Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $2 Meat 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 100% 9-Ball $10+$2 g.f. 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating $5+$3 100% w/15+ 9-Ball $5 Pays 75% field Blind Draw Sc Dbls $5+$1 Matching 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Matching 8-Ball Open $10 50% w/16 8-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball $5 100% 9-Ball Call the 9 $5 $$$ w/16+ 9-Ball Race to 3 $5 Matching

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


TIME Call $50 7:30PM Progressive Pot Call Progressive Pot Call $100 7:30PM Matching/Prog.Pot Call $10 Bar Tab 7:30PM $200 1st Guar. Call $100 7:30PM Matching/Prog.Pot Call Matching/Prog.Pot

TIME 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:30pm 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 1:30PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM

May 2009







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

DAY Saturdays

CITY Sheridan


PHONE (307) 751-1609



ADDED $100 w/16


DAY Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Moscow Moscow Twin Falls Emmett Moscow Pocatello

LOCATION Mingles Mingles The Pocket Toadstool Mingles Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 882-2050 (208) 882-2050 (208) 733-9676 (208) 398-7321 (208) 882-2050 (208) 232-9347

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

ENTRY ADDED $5 $5 $6 $25 w/16+ $5 $5 Matching $5 Matching

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

DAY Mondays Wednesdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Kalispell Three Forks Kalispell Kalispell Belgrade Butte

LOCATION Cattlemen’s Casino Frontier Club Cattlemen’s Casino Cattlemen’s Casino Hub Bar Mr Ed’s

PHONE (406) 257-9656 (406) 285-9876 (406) 257-9656 (406) 257-9656 (406) 388-1811 (406) 782-3700

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 8-Ball 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 8 Ball


ADDED Matching


$5 $5

Matching Matching

7:00PM 1:00PM




DAY Mondays

CITY Sacramento

LOCATION Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Tuesdays Emeryville Broken Rack Modesto Railhouse Billiards Moorpark Buters’a Billiards Mountain View CA Billiard Club Riverside Shooters Sacramento Hard Times Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Sacramento Hard Times San Francisco Billiards Palacade

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (510) 652-9808 (209) 572-4283 (805) 523-3088 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (916) 456-3243 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800


ENTRY ADDED $5 $20 $15

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

9-Ball - modified Hdcp USPPA 75 & Under 9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Line 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball ‘B’ player 8-Ball

$15 $12 Break Pot $12 $10 $5-$15 $50 $5 $10 $50

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

Thursdays Fridays Saturdays

(562) 867-7733 (209) 572-4283 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (209) 572-4283 (650) 992-7900 (209) 572-4283 (805) 523-3088 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (805) 523-3088 (650) 965-3100

9-Ball Handicap



9-Ball 10-Ball USPPA

$12 $10 $20

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





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9-Ball Hdcp race to 6 SE


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San Francisco

Modesto Daly City Modesto Moorpark Riverside

San Francisco San Francisco

Bellflower Moorpark

Mountain View

Hard Times Railhouse Billiards Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards Railhouse Billiards Town & Country Railhouse Billiards Buters’a Billiards Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Hard Times Buters’a Billiards (Last Sun) CA Billiard Club

Open Heads Up Race to 7 $11

Break Pot

9-Ball 75 & Under


Break Pot


Break Pot

8-Ball Heads up DE

9-Ball - Race to 5 $25 9-Ball USPPA $12 $50 w/16 NPL $20 NPL $20 $500 Break Pot 9-Ball Open $20 10-Ball - Race to 6 $30 9-Ball USPPA Handicap $20 Break Pot





1:00PM 1:00PM 3:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM Call 5:00PM


Call to get your weeklys listed 406-285-3099 DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Beaverton Portland Beaverton Portland Forest Grove Portland Portland Forest Grove Oregon City Salem Oregon City Oregon City Salem Oregon City Portland Portland

LOCATION Hot Shots Cues Billiards Hot Shots Cues Billiards Ballad Town Billiards Cues Billiards Cues Billiards Ballad Town Billiards K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill K C Midway K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill K C Midway NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 357-1111 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 357-1111 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8-Ball BCA Rules 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 9-Ball C & below 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

ENTRY ADDED $6+$1 $7 incl. g.f. $6+$1 $7 incl. g.f. $5 House Matches $6 incl. g.f. $$$ $6 incl. g.f. $$$ $5 House Matches $5 $75/1st w/16 $5 $$$ $6 $75/1st w/16 $5 $75/1st w/16 $5 $$$ $5 $75/1st w/16 $3M/$2W $100 $10+$2 g.f.

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

May 2009

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

30 DATE May 2 May 2 May 2 May 3 May 2 May 3 May 3 May 2-3 May 4-6 May 8-16 May 8-16 May 9 May 16 May 16 May 16-17 May 16-17 May 21-30 May 21-30 May 23-24 May 23-24 May 23-24 May 27 Jun 4 Jun 4 Jun 4 Jun 5 Jun 5 Jun 6-7 Jun 6 Jun 6 Jun 7 Jun 6 Jun 7 Jun 6-7 Jun 6-7 Jun 7 Jun 13-14 Jun 13 Jun 13-14 Jun 13-14 Jun 19-21 Jun 20 Jun 20-21 Jun 20-21 Jun 24 Jun 25-28 Jun 25-28 Jun 27-28 Jun 27-28 Jun 27-28 Jun 27-28 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 5 Jul 11 Jul 11 Jul 11-12 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 25-26 Jul 29

CITY Portland, OR Northglenn, CO Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Great Falls, MT Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Salem, OR Bozeman, MT Medford, OR Mtn View, CA Longview, WA Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Spokane, WA Moorpark, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Canyonville, OR Canyonville, OR Canyonville, OR Canyonville, OR Canyonville, OR Canyonville, OR Canyonville, OR Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Aurora, CO Moorpark, CA Portland, OR Kenmore, WA Salem, OR Las Vegas, NV Tacoma, WA Mtn View, CA Medford, OR Aurora, CO Longview, WA San Francisco, CA Lincoln, NE Lincoln, NE San Francisco, CA Port Angeles, WA Everett, WA Lynnwood, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Denver, CO Salem, OR Moorpark, CA Mtn View, CA Las Vegas, NV Longview, WA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA

LOCATION Sam’s Billiards (See ad p22) Colo Cue Club (see ad p24) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p10) Hard Times (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 22) 8 Ball In (See ad Apr) Pool Sharks (See ad p9) BCAPL (See ad Jan) BCAPL Nationals (See ad p31) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Eagles #326 (See ad p20) Rack’em (See ad p20) CA Billiard Club (See ad p26) Cadillac Island (See ad p30) VNEA (See p31) VNEA Nationals (See ad p31) McQ’s (See ad p9) Butera’s (See ad p9) Family Billiards (See ad p25) Billiard Palacade (See ad p7) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Seven Feathers (See ad p32) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p10) Hard Times (See ad p10) Rack’em (See ad p9) Butera’s (See ad p9) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p22) Golen Fleece (See ad p32) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Pool Sharks (See ad p9) NWPA (See ad p24) CA Billiard Club (See ad p26) Rack’em (See ad p20) Rack’em (See ad p9) Cadillac Island (See ad p30) Billiard Palacade (See ad p7) VNEA Jr. Filmed VNEA Jr. Nationals Family Billiards (See ad p25) New Peking (See ad p13) Soundview (See ad p11) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p23) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p14) Hard Times (See ad p10) Hard Times (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p22) (See ad p15) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Butera’s (See ad p9) CA Billiard Club (See ad p26) Pool Sharks (See ad p9) Cadillac Island (See ad p30) Family Billiards (See ad p25) Billiard Palacade (See ad p7)

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME Archer/Varner Pool School $200 11:00AM 9-Ball Race to 11 Limit 128 $45+$15 g.f. $1,500 Noon One Pocket $20 $10/p up to 30 Noon 9-Ball $25 $10/p up to 50 Noon One Pocket Limit 32 - Single Elim $20 $200 Noon 9-Ball Limit 96 $30 $800 Noon Straight Pool $15 11:00AM 4-Man Team Round Robin $150 $2,500 w/18 t Call Challenge Match Filmed TAR $20,000 Call BCA Nationals Varies $750,000 Payout Online Free Live Streaming of the Grand Masters & Singles Events - Times TBA 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM 9-Ball Open Singles Limit 32 $25 (incl. g.f.) $200 11:00AM 9-Ball Limit 16 $25 $500 payout Noon Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $20 / $20 $400 each 1:00PM 9-Ball Handicap B & below $40+$15 g.f. $500 w/48 Noon VNEA Nationals Varies $85,000 Online Free Live Streaming of the Singles Events - Times TBA 9-Ball Open $40+$10 g.f. $700 w/64 11:00AM Straight Pool - NCS Qualifier $60 TBA Call One Pocket/9-Ball $25 each $300 ea w/32 1:00PM 8-Ball Handicapped $20 $200 Call 8-Ball Open Scotch $40+$20 g.f. 10:00AM 8-Ball Mixed Scotch $40+$20 g.f. 10:00AM 8-Ball Open Singles $40+$20 g.f. $1,000 1st/w 64 7:00PM 8-Ball Women’s Open Singles $35+$20 g.f. 11:00AM 8-Ball Men’s Master Singles $60+$20 g.f. $1,000 1st/w 25 12:00PM 8-Ball Mixed Teams $120+$30 g.f. $1,000 Guar 1st 9:00AM 8-Ball Women’s Doubles $60+$20 g.f. 2:00PM One Pocket $20 $10/p up to 30 Noon 9-Ball $25 $10/p up to 50 Noon One Pocket Limit 32 - Single Elim $20 $200 Noon 9-Ball Limit 96 $30 $800 Noon 9-Ball - NCS Qualifier $35 (incl g.f.) $500 Noon 9-Ball - NCS Qualifier $60 TBA Call Straight Pool $15 11:00AM 10 Ball - NCS Qualifier $40 $1,000 Call 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM 9-Ball - NCS Qualifier $60 (incl. g.f.) $1,000 Call 9-Ball at Malarkey’s Call $500 Call USPPA Summer Shoot Out $50 $1000 w/128 Noon 9-Ball Limit 16 $25 $500 payout Noon 10-Ball - NCS Qualifier $35 (incl g.f.) $500 Noon 9-Ball Handicap Open $40+$15 g.f. $500 w/48 Noon 8-Ball Handicapped $20 $200 Call VNEA Jr. Nationals Varies Online Free Live Streaming of the Jr. Nationals - Times TBA One Pocket/9-Ball $25 each $300 ea w/32 1:00PM Ironman II Round Robin $50+$10 g.f. $500 w/full field 9:00AM 8-Ball Everett Women’s Invitational $125 $750 Call Straight Pool - NCS Qualifier $60 Airfare (w/16) Call One Pocket $20 $10/p up to 30 Noon 9-Ball $25 $10/p up to 50 Noon One Pocket Limit 32 - Single Elim $20 $200 Noon 9-Ball Limit 96 $30 $800 Noon Straight Pool $15 11:00AM 15-Rack Championship Qualifiers Call Call 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM 10-Ball - NCS Qualifier $60 TBA Call Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball $20 / $20 $400 each 1:00PM 10-Ball - NCS Qualifier $60 (incl. g.f.) $1,000 11:00AM 9-Ball Handicap Open $40+$15 g.f. $500 w/48 Noon One Pocket/9-Ball $25 each $300 ea w/32 1:00PM 8-Ball Handicapped $20 $200 Call

May 2009


The Break May Issue 2009  

The May issue of The Pool Players Best Source of Information is now available. This month OTBnTV will be in Las Vegas filming during the BCA...

The Break May Issue 2009  

The May issue of The Pool Players Best Source of Information is now available. This month OTBnTV will be in Las Vegas filming during the BCA...