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The 10th Annual Wyoming Open Pool Tournament held at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, WY on March 31-April 2, 2017 saw a maximum capacity field of strong shooters compete for nearly $45,000 in prize and calcutta money! The $10,000 added money event drew over 374 entries that filled the Masters 10-ball (32), Masters Saratoga (32), Masters 8-ball (32), Expert 8-ball (80), Classic 8-ball (80), Sportsman 8-ball (32), Women’s Only 8-ball (24), Hard Luck 9-ball (32) divisions and 30 youth in the juniors 8-ball event!! There were 40 more entries than the year before thanks in large part to the social media promoting by Charlie Williams and Dragon Promotions!! This tournament filled up 11 days after fliers were first posted and within 12 days after that there were 71 people on the waiting list! There was only supposed to be 64 players in both the Classic and Expert Divisions and 16 in the Women’s Only event but after seeing the overwhelming response and hearing the disappointment of many players that were only on the waiting list Tournament Promoter, EJ Glode, and Tournament Director, Monte Thayer, decided to add 8 tables to the mix at “the eleventh hour” that created 40 more available

(SBE) in Philadelphia, PA which didn’t allow several of the professional players who would’ve liked to have competed in both tournaments to do so because of sponsorship obligations. Monte Thayer explained that Allen Hopkins had to change his normal dates because of location availability, which generally falls two weeks earlier, to the same scheduled dates as the Wyoming Open and by the time this was discovered it was too late to change the Wyoming Open dates. When EJ Glode started this tournament 10 year ago never in his wildest dreams did he think that he would have to worry about scheduling conflicts with a professional tournament (SBE) in far away Philadelphia, PA!! Anyway, we have coordinated dates so that we do not fall on the same weekend as the SBE next year and we’re expecting many more professionals! With the expected increased attendance ideas and creativity are already being put to work to tackle the next problem of creating more space for lodging for players, family and spectators because, according to Tournament Promoter and Mayor of Saratoga, WY, EJ Glode, the town was Corey Deuel 1st in Masters 10-ball, Saratoga & 8-ball “booked out” for lodging this year! This year players and spectators, once again, spots to accommodate got treated to some world class pool playing performed by the professionals many of the late sign and other Masters and Expert players - the type of pool rarely seen in person ups who were only in the Rocky Mountain region including a free trick shot exhibition by world on the waiting list. champion Mike Now it’s time, once Massey! There were again, for this event several people who to grow and next year drove hundreds of this tournament will miles that didn’t become a four-day even play in the event with the Masters tournament but Division 10-ball just came to spend tournament starting time in Saratoga, on Thursday night WY and to enjoy and all other divisions the spectacular play starting early on and the camaraderie Friday morning. of the professionals According to who graciously took Tournament Director, pics and signed Monte Thayer, there autographs all is very little more weekend long. A space for tables in special thanks to this small town of On The Rail TV and Mike Massey, Eddie Vonderau 1st Jr PeeWees, Rodney Morris Lenny Marshall for LeAnn Dunlap 1st/Rebecca Thunstrom 2nd in Women’s 8-Ball 1,800 people so we can’t grow by tables taking this event from the beautiful small town of Saratoga, WY with only so we must to grow by days! Running 374 entries through both preliminary 1,800 residents across the globe with the live on-line streaming. Also, a very and finals brackets in just over two days creates a little too much congestion special thanks goes to the signature tournament sponsor Andy Billiard Cloth and since we’re planning on increasing all of the fields next year and most whose consistent great cloth was on every tournament table! Also, Rasson likely the added money then we have to increase by time. This year the Tables who last year donated a beautiful new 7’ pool table, Aramith Balls Wyoming Open dates conflicted with Allen Hopkins’ Super Billiard Expo who donated new top shelf pool balls for this tournament, and McDermott

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Cues, who donated Saratoga and 8-ball! a beautiful very Corey recorded wins expensive cue package over Tom Bourdeon, for raffling are to Brian Jackson be commended (current Wyoming and thanked as State Champion), well! The winner Chad Shoulders of the McDermott and Rodney Morris package was James before the title match Watkins from against Archer in the Saratoga, WY who 10-ball event. Johnny coincidently plays Archer dispatched with McDermott cues Ruben Silva, Todd - congrats, James! Hatcher and Mike Mingles of Laramie, Massey in the semis WY also donated on the way to his a very expensive runner up finish. David King 1st Place Classic cue for raffling to In Saratoga, Deuel help with the tournament and the winner of that cue was Jaime Lechuga of outdueled Peter Denver, CO. Tournament organizers decided to split the profits of the cue Nielsen (multiple raffles with a family from Gillette, WY who while in the process of traveling National Denmark to this tournament hit some bad weather and had an unfortunate rollover! Luckily, they were unharmed for the most part and after a day of dealing with this scary tragedy they still figured Wade Thompson 1st Place Expert out a way to make it to this tournament in time champion), BJ Spencer, Frank Urbaniak, Andrew for their kids to play in the junior’s tournament on Pettenger and Silva before playing Silva again in the one Sunday - that is dedication! This event was also match race to 9 for the title. Deuel’s championship march largely sponsored and produced in cooperation to the 8-ball title included wins over Nielsen, Morris, with these Master Sponsors - Carbon County Johnny Vasquez in the quarters and Chris McDaniel in Visitor’s Council, Shively Hardware, Hotel Wolf, the semis before dispatching Silva again in the finals. Riviera Lodge, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Town of Ruben Silva had a monster weekend showing that his Saratoga, Pick Ranch, Sinclair Wyoming Refining ability on a pool table is to be highly respected by all! The Company, Blackwater Septic Solutions and soft spoken but “hard hitting” Ruben Silva went through Dragon Promotions. It is amazing that a town of Ricardo Martinez, Raj Hundal, Ryan Henry in the this size can pull off an event of this magnitude! quarters and Shawn Hallock in the semis before falling Of course, this tournament could not be near as short to Deuel in the 8-ball title match in this single successful without the many other sponsors in elimination event. In the Saratoga event Ruben notched addition to those already mentioned who either victories over Jason Secor, Todd Hatcher and then back help fund the tourney or provide labor/volunteer to back wins over Archer and Morris to reach the hot seat work - a huge sincere thanks goes out to you all!! match where he lost to Deuel but then got another victory Tori Jacobson 1st/Audra Wasson 2nd in Sportsman Pool is alive and well in the Rocky Mountain region! over Morris on the one loss side to get back to Cory Several big name professionals that made the Deuel. Ruben Silva certainly was the talk of the tourney trip to Wyoming this year included Shanelle Loraine, Johnny Archer, Raj as the local Rocky Mountain crowd was cheering him on as he battled and got Hundal, Corey Deuel, Peter Nielsen and recent BCA Hall of Fame inductee, victories over some the world’s best players - way to go, Ruben! Rodney Morris! And hats off, once again, to the gracious Mike Massey who The Expert division had 80 strong players from all around the Rocky not only competed but showed he can still entertain a crowd as he performed Mountain region and it was Wade Thompson of Great Falls, MT, one of the a complimentary trick shot exhibition in the lobby to a very appreciative large pre-tournament favorites, who grabbed the Wyoming Open championship gathering - thanks Mike! plaque! In the preliminary bracket Wade went undefeated to get into the final The Masters division had a monster field in the separate 3 tourney format 16 bracket where he lost his opening match to eventual runner up, Fernando in which players compete in 10-ball, Saratoga (a hybrid 8-ball & 10-ball Corona, but then reeled off wins over Patrick Roy, Brian Griego, Geoffrey game) and 8-ball over the weekend. The highlight this year was the first ever Quezada, Chico Cisneros, Jon Goodman and Johnny Bass to get another Wyoming Open 3 event sweep in the Masters Division! Corey Deuel shot crack at Corona in which he was able to double dip to claim the cool looking outstanding throughout the entire weekend and took all three first place championship metal plaque and haul the first place money back to Big Sky plaques by beating Johnny Archer in the finals of the 10-ball, beating Rocky Country! Corona, who recently moved from Colorado to Laramie, WY, Mountain local (Colorado Springs, CO), Ruben Silva, in the finals of both impressed many spectators with his steady play all weekend as he shot his way

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through undefeated in the preliminary bracket only to find the tough draw of Wade Thompson awaiting him in the opening match of the finals! Fernando won that match then continued on with wins over Jon Goodman, Chico Cisneros, and Johnny Bass to claim the rocking chair before falling to Thompson in back to back matches to finish in the runner up spot of a very talented division!

AK finished in 4th place. The 5th/6th tie spots went to Debbi Glover of Denver, CO and Sean Hoffman also from Colorado. The final 16 in this division was comprised of five ladies who made up 4 of the top 8 spots (Duncan, Glover, Davis & Bergeron) with Jessica Moxon finishing in a tie for 9th - way to go, ladies! The Sportsman division saw a full field of 32 players go at it and

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Johnny Bass of Denver, CO took third place honors and Cheyenne, WY’s Jon Goodman took fourth place. It was the Cisneros brothers, Johnny and Chico also of Cheyenne, WY who tied for 5th/6th. Aimee Peterson of Denver, CO deserves a little shout out as she was impressive all weekend and battled through a tough 80 player bracket to claim a 9th place finish - way to go Aimee! The 80-person Classic division title was claimed by David King of Denver, CO who outshot Tyler Depew also of Denver, CO in a very close match. In the final 16 bracket, King recorded wins over Cindy Bergeron, June Davis, Depew and Terry Duncan to claim the rocking chair before defeating Depew again the final match. Depew

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after the dust settled it was a Laramie, WY gal, Tori Jacobson, who held the championship hardware! In the finals bracket of 8, Tori notched wins over Ty Blowers, Jamie Daley and Rick Richards to sit in the rocking chair and then also got a win over Audra Wasson in the final to claim the top spot. Wasson from Denver, CO opened up the finals with a win over Kelly Bourdeon before dropping a match to Richards, she then beat Daley on the one loss side and avenged the earlier loss to Richards on her way to the runner up spot. 3rd place went to Rick Richards of Greeley, CO and local player, Jamie Fernando Corona 2nd Place Expert Daley of Saratoga, WY, claimed fourth. beat Nick Ruskaup The 2nd year Women’s Only division added 8 more players this year for and Shaun Turley a total of 24 and the champion this year was LeAnn Dunlap of Lander, WY before the first who edged out Rebecca Thunstrom from Denver, CO in a closely contested loss to King and championship battle! Dunlap had wins over Echo Peterson, Val Branstetter, then afterwards he Kim Loftice and her road partner, Lynn Duncan, to reach the rocking chair beat Debbi Glover, match where she notched her first win over Thunstrom. Thunstrom recorded Chris McCreary wins over Patty McCaslin, Shanelle Loraine and Tammy Tysver to reach the and Duncan to hot seat match where she fell to Dunlap before beating Jessica Sellers to get get back to the back to the championship where she won the first match against Dunlap title match against but lost the second one to end up in 2nd place. Sellers of Laramie, WY took King. The 3rd 3rd place after losing her opening match and then running off a streak of 6 place honors went consecutive wins! Fourth place went to Tammy Tysver of Casper, WY who had to Terry Duncan posted a 4-2 record through the bracket. The 5th/6th tie spots went to Phyllis also of Denver, Tysver of Rawlins, WY and Lynn Duncan of Lander, WY. CO and Chris The 9-ball Hard Luck tournament title went to Tommy Lacarbo of McCreary who Gillette, WY who edged out Lorne Ruzicka from Spearfish, SD in the title traveled all the way match. Josh Ramey of Silverthorne, CO and Josh Trumbull of Colorado took from Anchorage, the 3rd place tie spots in the single elimination event.

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The Nubbins Memorial Wyoming State Junior’s Championship event that was hosted by the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) had 30 participants in the three division tournament. A big thanks goes out to Samm Vidal Claramont (Diep), the BEF Executive Director, for arranging the junior’s tournament and also to Steph Lynn and Earl Munson for administering, overseeing and running the brackets - you three really rock! In addition

to the winners qualifying for the BEF Nationals later this year in Las Vegas, all of the division champions were able to have their picture taken with professional players Rodney Morris and Mike Massey in addition to receiving autographed cue balls from the two hall of famers! In the Elite Division (18 & under) Drake Spencer of Cheyenne, WY took top honors over Casey Tyler of Colorado who placed 2nd and Christopher Ty Blowers 1st Jr Intermediate Curby of Cheyenne, WY finished in 3rd place. The Intermediate Division (14 & under) bracket was won by Ty Blowers from Pavillion, WY (Ty also reached the final 8 in the Sportsman Division!) and the runner up honors went to Aaron Krapes of Denver, CO while 3rd place went to B. Shaw. The Pee-Wee Division (10 & under) saw Eddie Vonderau of Rapid City, SD claim the top spot and the runner up spot going to C. Martinez while 3rd place went to I. Castaneda. Congratulations to all of the junior’s participants! The Andy Cloth tournament staff can’t wait to see everyone at the 2017 Andy Cloth High Desert Shootout in Rawlins, WY on Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017 or next year at the 2018 Andy Cloth Wyoming Open 4-day event in Saratoga, WY on April 5-8, 2018!

COMPLETE RESULTS AND PAYOUTS MASTERS 10-BALL (32 players/single elim) 1st $130 Corey Deuel 2nd $780 Johnny Archer 3/4th $300 Mike Massey, Rodney Morris 5-8th $60 Chad Shoulders, Seth Krafczik, Andrew Pettenger, Todd Hatcher MASTERS SARATOGA (32 players/double elim) 1st $1870 Corey Deuel 2nd $1000 Ruben Silva 3rd $75 Rodney Morris 4th $500 Andrew Pettenger 5/6 $250 Tom Bourdeon, Raj Hundal 7/8 $150 Johnny Archer, Seth Krafczik MASTERS 8-BALL (32 players/single elim) 1st $1620 Corey Deuel 2nd $900 Ruben Silva 3/4th $400 Shawn Hallock, Chris McDaniel 5-8 $150 Johnny Vasquez, Dave Black, Chad Shoulders, Ryan Henry EXPERT SARATOGA (64 players/double elim) 1st $2500 Wade Thompson 2nd $1800 Fernando Corona 3rd $1200 Johnny Bass 4th $900 Jon Goodman 5/6 $600 Johnny Cisneros, Chico Cisneros 7/8 $400 Brian Krapes, Geoffrey Quezada 9-12 $300 Jordan Thayer, Aimee Peterson, Jaime Lechuga, Brian Griego 13-17 $200 Butch Marlin, Don Rogers, Joe Richards Patrick Roy CLASSIC 8-BALL (64 players/double elim) 1st $1300 David King 2nd $900 Tyler Depew 3rd $700 Terry Duncan 4th $500 Chris McCreary 5/6 $350 Sean Hoffman, Debbi Glover 7/8 $250 Jessica Moxon, Cindy Bergeron 9-12 $200 June Davis, Chris Claymore, Shaun Turley, Pat Bowen 13-17 $150 Butch Buccelli, Robert Peach, Nick Ruskaup, Jerry Fluty SPORTSMAN 8-BALL (32 players/double elim) 1st $450 Tori Jacobson 2nd $250 Audra Wasson 3rd $150 Rick Richards 4th $100 Jamie Daley 5/6 $75 Kelly Bourdeon, Paul Dixon 7/8 $50 Ty Blowers, Steve Hockley WOMEN’S 8-BALL (16 players/double elim) 1st $600 LeAnn Dunlap 2nd $350 Rebecca Thunstrom 3rd $250 Jessica Sellers 4th $130 Tammy Tysver 5/6 $75 Lynn Duncan, Phyllis Tysver HARD LUCK 9-BALL (32 players/single elim) 1st $500 Tommy Lacarbo 2nd $300 Lorne Ruzicka 3/4th $150 Josh Ramey, Josh Trumbull 5-8 $65 April Souther, Chris Mann, Dave Rogers, Sam Whinery JUNIOR’S 8-BALL (32 players total/double elim) Elite (18 & under) Intermediate (14 & under) PeeWee (10 & under) 1st Drake Spencer 1st Ty Blowers 1st Eddie Vonderau 2nd Tyler Casey 2nd Aaron Krapes 2nd Curtis Martinez 3rd Christopher Curby 3rd Brenna Shaw 3rd Isaiah Castaneda

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Hobbs Takes Golden Fleece One Pocket On Saturday, April 15, 2017, Golden Fleece Billiards, Seattle, WA welcomed 16 players for the first handicapped monthly one pocket tournament, along with over 60 fans & players that entered the live stream giveaway to win cash & prizes. The one pocket tournament and live stream giveaway are held every 3rd Saturday of each month. Next event will be held on May 20th, 2017. It was a day of great one pocket action. Ed Hobbs met Tom Akin at the winner’s side point match while Ronn Rutan was making his way through the B side after his one loss to Ed Hobbs. Tom and Ed played the hot seat match and Tom Akin won 0-2, which led to another showdown with Ed and Ronn. Ed Hobbs was able to keep his momentum by winning against Ronn 2-0, then made his way back for a rematch against Tom. The finals were a single race to 3 which lasted well into the morning. Ed was able to grind out a 3-1 victory in the final match. What an exciting evening of pool. Congratulations to Joe Chun for winning the live stream giveaway for fans and players. We matched people that entered the free giveaway with one of the players Hours: M-F: 10:30am-2am Sat-Sun: 9am-2am

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The Psychology of Pool DR. CHRIS STANKOVICH

Dr. Chris Stankovich, known as “The Sports Doc,” is a national expert in the field of sport & performance psychology and has been featured on ESPN for his work with elite athletes. His #1 best selling pool video “Mind of Steel: Mental Toughness for Pool Success” has been used by thousands of players to improve focus, increase confidence, and eliminate anxiety. You can learn more about Dr Stankovich and Mind of Steel by visiting drstankovich.com

DEVELOP CONFIDENCE FOR SUCCESS IN POOL! Confidence truly is king when it comes to athletic success. Confident pool players constantly look to dominate their opponents and “play to win,” while players lacking confidence consistently underachieve, choke, and play to “avoid losing.” When you are confident in your pool playing abilities, your mind and body become synchronized and you get into Flow (or as athletes refer to it, “the Zone”). Confident players don’t pay attention to things that don’t matter (the opponent, the fans, the last missed shot, etc), and instead channel their complete energy into the only thing that is important – the next shot. Confidence also impacts perception – for example, say you took 10 shots and made 5 and missed 5. A confident player will stay focused and positive, whereas a player with less confidence will get angry, frustrated, and inevitably miss more future shots. The good news is you control your self confidence! To begin with, make sure to have a positive attitude every time you pick up your cue. Positive emotions and attitudes have a tremendous impact on self-confidence! The great news is YOU control your emotions and attitude, so be sure to stay positive everyday. This game is tough enough without you being your own worst enemy!

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Some additional tips for building self-confidence are presented below: • Practice with a purpose. Work on mastering the basic skills until you can do them without thinking – to the point where they become automatic. More shots made = greater self-confidence • Make pool mastery a personal challenge. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? The perception you have is as individual as you are. Whenever you play pool you are going to make some shots and miss others – the real question is what will you focus on at the end of the day? If you are challenged to get better every day you will always look to build on the future by challenging yourself to get better every day! • Look to learn something new every day. By improving at the small details of pool (i.e. getting into pinpoint position), you will make more shots and improve your confidence level. • Laugh. Life is short enough, so you might as well enjoy as much of it as you can! Sometimes you have to just break down your stick, smile, and promise to make tomorrow a better day than today. Remember, it’s not the end of the world when you miss a shot (or lose a game), and the sun really will come up tomorrow! • Keep a journal of your success. If you think you will remember the last time you played great pool, think again. I’ll bet you can’t even remember what you had for lunch yesterday, much less that great tournament you played in 6 months ago! Trust me, if you want to feel good nothing beats a quick re-read of one of your best all-time games! Confidence is king, and you control your confidence level! Think like a champion and one day you may become one – good luck!

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SINKIN’ THE MONEY BALL

by Tom Simpson © July 2006 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com In most games, there is a moment when we face the gamewinning (or game-losing shot) – the “money ball”. In Eight Ball and Nine Ball, obviously it’s shooting the 8 or the 9. We’ve been there a thousand times, and it’s not always pretty.

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Because making this one shot matters so much, and because the ball just sits there waiting for us to decide we’re ready, we have opportunities to get ourselves in trouble. We think of the money shot as something different from the other shots, and the pressure begins to rise. We allow the pressure to influence how we approach the shot, how we feel about it, and how we shoot it. And guess what? We start to see it as a different shot. It doesn’t look like it would if it was just a “regular shot”. The pressure to make it, and the potential embarrassment if we don’t, distract us from the task at hand. We get tied up with issues of winning and losing, fear of missing an easy shot and looking like we succumbed to the pressure, self-consciousness because we feel the judging gaze of the railbirds. We desperately try to avoid choking – and of course that causes us to choke. This is a huge, multi-faceted problem, one we’re all too familiar with. We’ve all missed game-winning hangers. We all face the money ball challenge – hopefully frequently. Psychotherapy is expensive, takes too long, and will have our opponents poking fun at us (causing even more stress and pressure). So, what practical steps can we take to deal with those pesky money balls? Here are a few tips: 1. Don’t break your rhythm. We tend to shoot best with a particular cadence (a series of counts or beats that coincide with the various stages of our shooting routine). We also shoot with a certain tempo (how quickly or slowly our cadence runs). How everything works together for good timing and good results is our rhythm. It’s OK to slow your tempo for pressure shots, but don’t change the action sequence of your cadence. In other words, try to shoot the money ball just like any other ball. Play basic, easy position. Don’t hesitate, don’t give it special consideration, don’t do anything different.

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2. No speed, no spin. OK, you’ve broken your rhythm and the anxiety is mounting. You still have to make the ball. On money ball shots, all you have to do is make the shot and not scratch. On every shot except the money ball shot, you have to control Angle, Speed, and Spin. This is why the game is difficult. But now, on the money ball, all you need to control is cut angle. Put all of your focus on cutting the ball, use no unnecessary spin, and shoot at your natural speed. Your natural speed is the speed your body shoots if you’re not thinking about speed; the speed you shoot with your eyes closed. 3. Cinch the shot. Now, you’re hoping your opponent doesn’t see your hand shaking. You’re so clenched up, you’ve lost any fluidity you once had. You don’t trust your stroke. OK, let’s just make the ball. To cinch the shot, take the shortest bridge you can (maybe 4” of stroking room). Put your tip very close to the cueball, so you can see exactly where you’re going to hit. Now take an insanely short stroke (maybe 2”) and sink that ball. You won’t have room to go off line, and with the short stroke, your opponent won’t be able to see you quaking. 4. Back away. You’re down on the shot, and your head is filled with chatter and doubt. You’re not confident. Something is telling you you’re likely to miss. STOP and back away. It’s less costly and embarrassing than missing. Take a lap of the table. Go wipe down your shaft. Take a couple of deep breaths. Whatever; let some time pass, and allow the adrenaline to drain out of your brain. Approach the shot, walking in on the shot line, from as far away as possible. As you approach, stay focused on the shot line. Settle softly down into the shot. It’s just you and the balls. 5. Own the shot. Run the shot in your imagination. To give yourself the best chance to make it, you have to want it. You have to expect it. You have to believe it. Don’t shoot if you’re not ready. Yeah, this is easier to say than to do. What can I tell you? Figure it out. If this game was easy, we wouldn’t be such fanatics about it.

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THE “HALF MOON” SHOT STEFANO PELINGA stefanopelinga.com Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.

This month I am going to momentarily step away from “useful trick shots” and show you one of the finest set-up shots ever. I had the honor of learning it directly from its creator, my friend and legendary pool champion, Yoshikazu Kimura. He called it “The Half Moon Shot”, obviously due to the shape of the displayed balls on the table. This shot is mainly based on “Tangent Lines”. A tangent line is the line that runs perpendicular to the “Line of Centers”. This latter one is the line we can draw between the centers of two frozen balls.

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Let’s start by laying down our cue right in the middle of the table, along the blue dotted line X. Then let’s place the 1-ball (the yellow one) at one ball distance to the right of our cue, along line Y. That is where it all starts from. Take the 2-ball (the blue one) and place it frozen to the 1-ball, making sure their tangent line aims for the side E-pocket. I drew the tangent lines as black dotted lines and the actual trajectory of the object balls as solid lines of the same color as their respective ball. Then take the 3-ball (the red one) and place it frozen to the 2-ball with their tangent aiming for the right F line point of corner pocket F. Place the 4-ball (the pink one) frozen to the 3-ball and with their tangent line aiming for the right point of corner pocket A. Lastly, place the 5-ball (the orange one) frozen to the 4-ball but this time with their line of centers aiming for the left point of corner pocket C, to allow for the “throw”. With the cue ball on the spot, using a 6 o’clock, half-a-tip, 2.5-speed stroke E (basically a stop-shot), hit the 1-ball full. Very likely you will pocket 5 balls in 5 different pockets in a very impressive way! Thank you, Mr. Kimura!

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How good are you at clearing up clusters as part of your you to adjust the angle with side spin so you can hit a very runs? If you have room for improvement here are a couple wide range of spots on the rail and still get to the 7-8. A of quick exercises to help get you there. These are examples main disadvantage of that path is that your side spin has to from nine ball but the principles apply to all games. be right. In Shot 1 ignore the 1 ball for the time being. You have ball If you encounter a problem breaking out clusters in a match, in hand on the 2 ball and have to deal with the 3-4 cluster make a note of it and work on it later on the practice table. immediately. If you’re on the correct side of the 2 (as shown) The best exercises are based on shots you have trouble with it’s almost impossible to avoid moving the 3-4. The problem in competition. One last suggestion: Dealing with clusters is to get a shot on the 3 ball after you hit it. So that you like these requires more finesse than power. If you go at these can reset the position exactly several times, use donut paper like you’re killing snakes you’ll likely get snake bit. reinforcements or tap the balls into place. I think you will have the best result by landing nearly full on the 3 ball, but try the shot several times and see what works for you. I’ll guess that if you land on the 4 ball you will end up snookered on the 3 ball a lot B of the time. While you’re at it, find both the easiest angle to work with for the shot on the 2 ball and the range 1 of angles that you can make work even if they 2 require more care or precision. As a goal, try to run all three balls five out of ten tries. Next, add the 1 ball so that you have to play position on the 2 for the break-out. How often 4 3 Shot 1 can you do the 4-ball run starting with ball in A hand? Can you deal with cue ball positions on the 2 ball such as A (when you have run past the position you wanted)? Right follow may get you to B and then to the 3-4 but of course the landing on the 3 is much tougher to control. Shot 2 is a little more complicated. (Ignore the 5 to start with.) You have to come off a cushion to get to the 7-8 so now the shot will require the 5 correct amount of side spin as well as some draw. D F Find the ball-in-hand position that works best for you as well as the range of positions that you can make work. Now, add the 5 ball to the problem. You have ballin-hand on the 5. The first part is to play position off the 5 to get your favorite angle on the 6. You will probably find that it’s dangerous to play to 7 have the cue ball as close as in the diagram and 8 that you’re better off being about as far back as C even though that makes the shot harder. Try for a total of three successful runs of the 4 balls to get a feel for the sequence. Shot 2 A good alternative for the 5-6-7-8 problem is to use the 5 to break apart the 7-8 immediately with position on the 6 ball. There are two ways to do that. The first is to go straight from the 5 to the 7- 8 playing with follow into pocket F or draw into pocket D. The second way is to go off the 6 C end cushion at about C and approach the balls from below. A main advantage of using the REJ second path is that the cushion allows

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STROKE EVERY SHOT WITH CONFIDENCE! As you know, I am one of only 8 ACS Master Instructors in the world. Master instructors tend to specialize in mental game coaching, and there’s one technique in particular that has proven highly effective in getting my players into dead stroke.

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

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of communication. Let me give you some examples: • That feeling you get when you hear your favorite song on the radio. • The use of certain colors in their marketing of a particular product can also trigger a mood. • A certain smell can also evoke a mood (a smoky pool room) or remind you of a previous success or failure. • Your past performance at a particular tournament can also make you feel more confident or fearful about that same event in the future. The key to confidence is for players develop an NLP plan. Instead of leaving these powerful mood changing triggers to chance, good players design a program for themselves. And studies have shown that this actually works!

Some days players can just walk up to the table and “feel it” and on other days they don’t. What if you could trigger confidence whenever you wanted it? If you have ever lacked confidence this article is for you. In pool, success is highly dependent on mental side of the game, what kind of “attitude” you display directly influences how you are going to perform. A positive outlook produces straighter strokes. This alone can explain fluctuations in a player’s ability to perform from match to match. So why do you feel more confident on some days than you do on others? The fact is that there are indeed “confidence triggers” which get you into a particular mindset or mood. Conversely, there are also certain negative triggers, which produce the opposite effect. Most triggers are unconscious (in other words you don’t know exactly what they are, but they do play a role in how you perform). In this article, I’d like to show you some ways that you can consciously “program” those triggers to produce a more confident mindset using a technique that is referred to as NLP.  Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help us “program” our brain’s behavior if we use the right means

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The 5 Triggering Mechanisms: • Verbal (words or self-talk) • Visual (colors, symbols or images) • Auditory (sound) • Kinesthetic (touch) • Smell Players tend to all respond differently to each of the various triggers, so this is something you will have to experiment with. To be successful, you will want to associate a particular mood or feeling with one of the triggers above. Then you can use that trigger to help reproduce that same feeling/mood. The more that feeling/ experience is anchored, the more powerful the trigger will become.  First, recall a time when you were successful at a tournament or during match play. Think about every detail as precisely as you can. See yourself walking confidently between each shot and try to remember how you felt when you were going through your pre-shot routine.  Then “drop the anchor” when your memory of that feeling is strongest. You can also do this at any time during match play when you feel success. Examples of ways to drop the anchor include: • Describing the experience with a certain word e.g. “stroking” or “dead stroke” • Associating that word with a certain color or a symbol. • Using a sound to connect it to which you’ll be able to use at the table, like snapping your fingers or tapping your cue against the floor. With reinforcement, these anchors will get stronger and will help you trigger more confident feelings whenever the need arises. You can also incorporate them into your pre-shot routine this will definitely help you get in the mood to play your very best.

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2017 MCMOA State VNEA Pool

Fun was had by all this year at the 37th Annual MCMOA State 8 ball Championships in Billings, MT at the Raddison Inn. 286 Players from around the state that competed in VNEA leagues all year showed up to prove themselves over the course of 4 days. The event kicked off with the team competition that had 10 A teams and 37 B

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In the Womens A Division defending Champion Misty DeBates headed into the finals match against Cat Hansen, both from Bozeman. Misty was one game away from her second straight title but Cat pulled off the comeback and beat her in two matches to take home the Championship for 2017. In a tough Men’s A field, Cody Jones and Jon Kaphammer both of Bozeman, battled it off for the state title with Cody coming out on top as the champion. Jon claims it was due to his having to use a borrowed cue…whatever helps you sleep at

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teams. They competed in a round robin style tournament that saw the players compete over 2 days of non-stop competition. In the A division 8 Ball Posse (Jim Winter, Wade Hudson, Mike Ameline, AJ Martino, Tim Burrows and Ervin Mettler) held off strong competition from Team Hustlin out of Helena and beat them by 9 points. In the B division for teams the Mint Bar from Malta (Jory Schipman,Shane Anderson, Klayton Waters and Travis Hopstad) held off B TEAM CHAMPIONS - MINT BAR MALTA Alcoballics from Bozeman by 21pts. In an effort to give back to their players that support them throughout the league season and to help promote VNEA The Women’s B Division featured leagues, the MCMOA decided to make their tournament a VNEA a championship matchup between sanctioned event only several years ago. The players have responded Lewistown’s Crystal Jensen and Nellie nicely and in turn produced the largest field to date for the VNEA state Hogan out of Ashland. After some tournament. great pool, Crystal Jensen claimed the The players moved into Saturdays singles competition ready to vie for State Championship. State Championships in 5 different divisions throughout the weekend MCMOA State 8 Tournament and the battles ensued! 16 players moved out of Saturdays competition Directors and staff would like to from the Mens A and B brackets along with 16 from the Womens B and thank our generous sponsors for 8 from each of the Mens AA and Womens A Divisions. their continued support and also the Dan Hamper avenged his loss in last years championship and beat Radisson and it’s staff for hosting us in Britton Schwartzer in the finals of the Mens AA. Britton had to battle 2017. A special thanks to all the players his way back through the loser- out side after losing his first match of for the good times, great pool, and the day, turned in a great effort but was unable to unseat the multiple tremendous sportsmanship! time State Champion Hamper for the Title. Well Done!

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WOMEN’S A FINALS 1st $800 Cat Hansen 2nd $400 Misty Debates 3rd $300 Lori Dighans 4th $200 Lana Zigan 5/6 $150 Loreen Carey, Page Rogers 7/8 $100 Erica Wise, Philinga Anderson

MEN’S A FINALS 1st $1000 Cody Jones 2nd $600 Jon Kaphammer 3rd $400 Darrell Kelly 4th $250 Alex Peterson 5/6 $200 George Price, Jordan Merwin 7/8 $150 Gerry Brebeck, Jr, Terry Wegner 9-12 $100 Apollo Ackerman, Dustin Hamper, Luke McFarren, Rich Little 13-16 $75 Bruce Albright, Chris McBride, Luke Pihlaja, Tim Burrows

WOMEN’S B FINALS 1st $500 Crystal Jensen 2nd $300 Nellie Hogan 3rd $200 Lindsey Laubach 4th $150 Susie McRae 5/6 $100 Debi Armstrong, Mariah Martinez 7/8 $75 Barba Tuss, Lin Cabalerro 9-12 $50 Alice Senter, Liz Beers, Milee Morrison, Renae Fettig 13-16 $25 Brenda Rorick, Emma Berry, Suzy Osborne, Trish Limpy

MEN’S B FINALS 1st $600 Phil Birdshead 2nd $300 Tom Coon 3rd $250 Tim Webster 4th $200 Pete Bishop 5/6 $150 Harvey Campbell, Jeremy Hunt 7/8 $100 Klayton Waters,, Travis Smith 9-12 $75 Chris Giarde, Emanuel Berg, Norm Carlson, Wes Ovitt 13-16 $50 Don Rorick, Drew Fredrick,, Fred Bakosh, Rick Flores

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spencer Wins s n i b Nub Memorial The Andy Cloth Nubbins Memorial Monthly Pool Tournament in Saratoga, WY for April was held on April 21-22, 2017. 21 players from Rawlins, Saratoga, Cheyenne and Evanston made it to Saratoga, WY to compete for the 8-ball title. Though this field was a little thin on players coming off of the remarkable Andy Cloth Wyoming Open, just three weeks earlier, the competition was still stiff! Cheyenne’s BJ Spencer rolled to a 1st place finish that included tough wins over Ian Lee, Chris Duke, Mark Osborne, Scott Adams and Anthony Lucero for the hot seat! Tournament runner up honors went to Monte Thayer of Rawlins, WY whose strong shooting seen him come from a first round defeat by Ricardo Martinez to record wins over Ian Lee, Jared Marino, EJ Glode, Tom McGee, Justin Martinez, Scott Adams and Anthony Lucero and then even winning the first set with Spencer before falling in the second and deciding set to settle for 2nd place. BJ Spencer’s ability to make a couple nice kick shots was the difference maker allowing him to take home the top cash award! Anthony Lucero, once again, had a nice overall weekend recording wins over Jared Marino, Ricardo Martinez and Justin Martinez before dropping that hot seat match to Spencer. Scott Adams of Evanston, WY shot his way to a fourth place finish with some very nice consistent shooting falling only to Spencer and Thayer (both former Wyoming State Champions). The 5th/6th place spots went to Ricardo Martinez and Justin Martinez both of Rawlins, WY. These tournaments continue each month with $1,000 added to each tournament and only a $30 entry fee which is paid back to the players 100%. The fact that there are no green fees or quarters required and $49 per night motel rooms this tournament is certainly a must for all rocky mountain regional players or those just passing through the area! For more information on these tournaments call

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209.577.1447

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On themselves. April 3rd, They have the Sam’s good energy, Hollywood class and game. Billiards in Very impressive, Portland OR hosted you can hold Buzz their First Sunday responsible for that. Open 14.1 Straight Pool I find it fascinating to see tournament, and Buzz Poleson results of excellence in the walked away the champion! students of mentors. I teach pool. It was a great long day of Paul Marquez, Stephanie Hefner, Buzz Poleson I look up to Buzz. I want to thank competition in which all of the him for giving back. For paying it participants competed in a round-robin forward and inspiring players and teachers like myself a true ambassador of Portland pool! format where each player played everybody else once to make a difference. Buzz’s contributions to the pool community go way in races to 50 points. Buzz, who is at the highest Congratulations on a great tournament Buzz, beyond his cuemanship. For many years, he used rated handicap, came through undefeated and bested well done! I would also like to thank the amazing pool as a means to teach physics at local high schools, many fine players including (myself) Paul Marquez staff at Sam’s Billiards and the equally awesome including Lincoln and Portland Waldorf. Crazy placing 2nd, and a particularly notable 3rd place by owner, Valerie, who has carried on the tradition of cool, right?! In fact, you may have seen some of his Stephanie Hefner. Not only was it Stephanie’s first supporting 14.1 Straight Pool that her father, Sam, students lurking around Sam’s and other local pool 14.1 tournament, it is the first time in many years that began over fifty years ago. halls. a woman has cashed in this tournament. Great job yours respectfully, Paul Marquez And now, (some years later), we get to see some Stephanie, very impressive! results of his teachings in these former students which I mentioned to Buzz that if he won the tournament, For information regarding 14.1 Straight Pool open notably include Cole Gibbons, Cliff Maxson & Alex I would like to write the article about it. Well he did tournaments and Sam’s 14.1 League, please contact Blair. Buzz taught all those guys (and trust me, they not disappoint and I am thankful for the opportunity Buzz Poleson at poleson2002@yahoo.com (503 481 can play). Now they are ambassadors of the game to share with you a little about this man because he is 0536)

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VNEA BOZEMAN MT TEAMS TO VEGAS

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Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-7PM

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Sun 8 or(alternating) 9-Ball - 8PM

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Snohomish

County APA Sue Vest & Amos West Jack & Jill Champions National Qualifiers

Joe Borgognone & Ashley Mai 9-Ball Doubles Champions National Qualifiers

Ladies 8-Ball Champions / National Qualifiers Capt. Amy King, Jayne Ruffin, Carie Kelly, Annie Bounds, Adrianne Beach

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VNEA BOZEMAN MONTANA LEGION #1

HOLE IN THE WALL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Legion #1 Cat’s Paw #2 Molly #3 Molly #1 Molly #5 Molly #7 Scoop #1 Eagles #1 Molly #4 Scoop #2 Molly #2 Legion #2 Cat’s Paw #1 Molly #6

3,305 3,260 3,180 3,178 2,999 2,975 2,971 2,940 2,919 2,909 2,877 2,814 2,802 2,778

MIXERS #2

VIGILANTE 1

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

Mixers #2 Legion #3 Molly #8 Molly #9 Mixers #1 Eagles #2 Legion #4 Haufbrau #1 Eagles #3 Bar IX #1 Eagles #4 Haufbrau #2 Bar IX #2 Molly #10

HOLE IN THE WALL TOP TEN SHOOTERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Adam Sansaver Mike Schaff Shawn Spence Britton Schwartzer Steve Ross Jim Hansen Juston Salcido Davey Labrie Jason Tigart Doug Crossman

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rob Lemke John Vancleave Cat Hansen Shiloh Christopher Rodney Houska Emanuel Berg Dave Gasper Tony Rogers Justin DeTienne Cody Tyler

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8.85 8.76 8.71 8.71 8.62 8.56 8.28 8.26 8.18 8.45

VIGILANTE 1 TOP TEN SHOOTERS 8.86 8.47 8.45 8.37 8.37 8.68 8.22 8.22 8.18 8.17

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3,228 3,227 3,218 3,179 3,166 3,163 3,106 3,091 3,069 3,041 3,007 2,985 2,907 2,777

VIGILANTE 2 TOP TEN SHOOTERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Robert Mattis Aaron Murphy Zach Connelly Bryan Van Horn Regan Emery Peter Simon Andy Simon Darren Armold Aaron Mead Dick Rusch

8.27 9.03 8.75 7.95 8.29 8.50 8.47 8.03 7.65 8.35

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Eagles #5 Eagles #7 Eagles #6 Rockin R #1 Cats Paw #3 Scoop #5 Staceys Filling Station #1 Scoop #3 Bar IX #4 Scoop #4 HideAway #1 Eagles #8

2,619 2,610 2,560 2,391 2,501 2,486 2,359 2,462 2,561 2,326 2,435 2,504 2,367

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Friendly #3 Plaza #4 Friendly #2 Plaza #2 Broken Arrow #4 Broken Arrow #2 Frontier #1 Plaza #1 Town Club #2 Friendly #5 Manhattan Legion #1 Manhattan Legion #2 Plaza #3 Broken Arrow #1 Frontier #2 Town Club #1 Friendly #1 Friendly #4

FRIENDLY #3 2,288 2,227 2,112 2,089 2,084 2,069 2,064 2,043 2,042 2,010 2,002 1,983 1,927 1,926 1,924 1,874 1,865 1,858

Tyler Blair Misty DeBates Rich Robinson Gary Schram Scott Cysewski Scott Rhyner Jeff Pickett Dana Frick Joel Soulek Marcus Crawford

Molly Brown Cats Paw #1 Legion #1 Scoop Broken Arrow Legion #2 Friendly Tavern Eagles

2,207 2,204 2,063 1,993 1,928 1,919 1,890 1,851

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Amanda Smith 9.21 Tina Hansen 8.98 Molly Jones 8.98 Misty DeBates 8.62 Christine McDonald 8.59 Anne Swainson 8.57 Erica Wise 8.46 Loreen Carey 8.37 Cindy Salcido 8.06 Alice Senter 7.73

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WOMEN TOP TEN SHOOTERS

VALLEY TOP TEN SHOOTERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WOMEN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

MOLLY BROWN

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PAC—WEST INVITATIONAL June 23—25

10,000

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Oct 15th: 8-Ball Singles Nov 12th: 8-Ball Singles Jan 7th: 8-Ball Dave Ward Memorial Doubles Feb 4th: 8-Ball Singles Mar 4th: 8-Ball Chuck Thompson Memorial Singles Apr 1st: 9-Ball

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Dec 3rd: 8-Ball Singles Jan 28th: 8-Ball Doubles Mar 25th: 8-Ball Singles Apr 22nd: 8-Ball Singles

B.E.C.C. BLACK EAGLE, MT 406-761-8435

Oct 8th: 8-Ball Singles Nov 19th: 8-Ball Singles Jan 1st: 8-Ball Luck-of-the-Draw Mar 18th: 9-Ball

SAWMILL SALOON DARBY, MT 406-821-2232

Dec 10th: 8-Ball Doubles Jun 10th: 8-Ball Scotch Doubles

LITTLE CHICAGO BLACK EAGLE, MT 406-761-9293

Mar 11th: 8-Ball 3-Man Team

For more information contact: Ron DeWitt 406-868-9825

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14.1 STRAIGHT POOL TOURNAMENT

LEAGUES

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WORMO’STheRACK’EM & CRACK’EM Pocket - Twin Falls, ID

JANET DUNKS WITH CARL WORMSBAKER JOSH SMITH WITH CARL WORMSBAKER April 1-2, 2017 NINE BALL 1st Ace Brown 2nd Damian Pongpanik 3rd Jeff Heath 4th Bill Karns WOMEN’S NINE BALL 1st Jennifer Acker 2nd Jennifer Shumaker 3rd Jaunita Brown 4th Mary Garcia

MEN’S EIGHT BALL (55 entries) 1st $1125/$440 Josh Smith (Boise) 2nd $675/$330 Scott Brasher (Tri Cities) 3rd $450/$220 Ace Brown (Salt Lake) 4th $300/$110 Bill Karn (Pocatello) 5-6 Lance Stanchfield (MT) King Santy (Boise) 7-8 Mike Williams (Boise) Jeff Heath (Reno) WOMEN’S EIGHT BALL (20 entries) 1st $440/$260 Janet Dunks (Montana) 2nd $330/$170 Tanille Whitten (Utah) 3rd $220/$120 Jassica Hitt (Twin Falls) 4th $110 Mary Garcia (Montana)

PowerBuys Cue of the Month Giveaway

Congratulations to Edwin Kitzman of Wisconsin for being the winner of the March PowerBuys C-A376 Cue of the Month. MIDDLETON, WI (May 2, 2017) – Viking Cue Manufacturing, LLC is a World leading designer, developer and manufacturer of authentic, American-Made billiard cues and performance shafts. Viking is proud to announce the PowerBuys Cue of the Month Giveaway for the month of May. As we began in February 2017, the artisans at Viking Cue will be taking one of our legendary designs and transforming it into a new and exciting custom cue, each and every month. By exploring our vast collection of rich custom stains, paints, wraps, inlay and ring materials, exotic woods, performance shafts and tip options, our designers will create a truly custom, limited edition cue without the additional customization charges you would normally expect to pay for when creating a custom cue. Every month, Viking Cue will be giving away the PowerBuys Cue of the Month to one very lucky individual. For the month of May, we took the very popular A286 and customized it to make the C-A286. The C-A286 features a Custom, Limited Edition Lava Urethane sleeve with Lava

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Urethane and Black IMA rings, Upgraded Tiger Onyx Tip, Northern Michigan Hard Rock Maple with Custom Viking Electric Orange stain, Black/Walnut Double Pressed 100% Irish Linen Wrap finished off with a Black Joint and Butt Cap. It also comes standard with the Viking low-deflection ViKORE American Performance shaft as well as the Viking Limited Lifetime Warranty including warpage. To enter the drawing, please visit https://www.vikingcue. com/cue-of-the-month-giveaway/. Enter once a day and we will randomly choose the winner of the C-A286 at the end of the month. The Headquarters of Viking Cue is located in Middleton, WI and distributes internationally under the brands of Viking, ViKORE, eXact Shot, eXact Shot2, VCrush, VPro, VSpin, Crush, Punch and Valhalla. For more information, please contact Viking Cue at sales@vikingcue.com or call 1-800-397-0122. To find a Viking Dealer near you, visit our website at www.vikingcue.com.

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WEEKLY Pool TOURNAMENTS DAY CITY Mondays Boise, ID Everett, WA Capitola, CA Fresno, CA Sacramento, CA San Francisco, CA Tuesdays Sacramento, CA Wednesdays Coos Bay, OR Petaluma, CA Petaluma, CA Tacoma, WA Tacoma , WA Thursdays Boise, ID Modesto, CA San Francisco, CA Fridays Electric City, WA Cotati, CA Petaluma, CA Coos Bay, OR Medford, OR Salem, OR Lakewood, WA Ocean Pk, WA Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Saturdays Burien, WA Lakewood, WA Modesto, CA Salem, OR Petaluma, CA Sundays Fircrest, WA Tacoma, WA Everett, WA Orofino, ID Pocatello, ID Coos Bay, OR Portland, OR Bozeman, MT

LOCATION The Pocket 128th Billiards Fast Eddy’s Diamond Billiards Jointed Cue Family Billiards Jointed Cue Silver Dollar Buffalo Billiards Buffalo Billiards Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 The Pocket Diamond Billiards Family Billiards Banks Lake Pub Dog House Billiards Buffalo Billiards Silver Dollar Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Schooners Doc’s Tavern Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew BZ’s Sport Bar Schooners Diamond Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill Buffalo Billiards Charley’s Pub Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 128th Billiards The Shot Glass Oasis Bar Silver Dollar NiteHawk Scoop Bar

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EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 8-Ball WorldPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball Handdicapped 9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Open Players Choice 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D 8-Ball Handicap 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Bar Table R2-DE 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Bar Table 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball 10-Ball 8-Ball 10-Ball 8-Ball Ball-in-hand 8/9 Ball Alternating Players Choice 8-Ball - Race 2/1 Outlaw Pool Tournament

ENTRY $5 $5 + $2 g.f. $12/$25 $10 $10 $20 $5-$15 $5 $5 $5 $5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 $10 $20 $5 $11 $10 $5 $5 $5+$5 g.f. $5 $3 Call $5+3 g.f. $5 $5 $10 $5+$5 g.f. $15/10/5 $5 $5 $10 + $5 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $3 M/$2 W $10

ADDED TIME $$$ 8:00PM House matches 7:30PM $100 (last Mon) 8:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 7:00PM $50 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM 100% 7:30PM Call 8:00PM $$$ 8:00PM $3/player 7:00PM Call 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM Break Pot 8:00PM Call 7:30PM $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM $3/player 6:30PM $$$ 6:30PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 7:30PM Match to $100 7:00PM 100% 7:00PM $3/player 7:00PM $$$ 6:30PM Call 2:00PM 100% 7:30PM 100% 1:00PM $100 w/16 1PM $100 min pot 1:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM Call 6:00PM

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

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Tournament Trail

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

DATE

CITY

LOCATION

PHONE

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

$15

TIME

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30)

503-282-8266

May 13

Salem, OR

Cue Ball (see ad p18)

503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10

May 19-20

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Nubbins Memorial-Saratoga

May 19-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Men’s Master Singles

May 19-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Men’s A Singles

$70 Max 64

1PM

May 19-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Men’s B Singles

$60 Max 64

1PM

May 19-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Women’s Master Singles

$80 Max 64

1PM

May 19-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Women’s Open Singles

$70 Max 64

1PM

May 20-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Sc Dbls (Fargo rating 1200+) $100 Max 64

1PM

May 20-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Sc Dbls (Fargo 1000-1199)

$100 Max 64

1PM

May 20-21

Coos Bay, OR

Mill Casino (see ad Apr)

541-404-0453

8-Ball Sc Dbls (Fargo 999 & below)

$100 Max 64

1PM

May 27-28

Sacramento, CA

TWCWT (see ad p4)

510-861-0829

8-Ball & 9-Ball

$40

Call

May 28

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30) 503-740-6683 10-Ball

$10/$15Masters $300

1PM

Jun 4

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30)

$15

11AM

Jun 10

Darby, MT

Sawmill Saloon (see ad p30)

406-821-2232

8-Ball Scotch Doubles

Call

Call

Call

Jun 17-18

Petaluma, CA

TWCWT (see ad p4)

510-861-0829

9-Ball at Buffalo Billiards

$30+Mem.

Call

Call

Jun 23-25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30)

503-740-6683

Jun 23-24

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Jun 24

Keizer, OR

Kolby’s (see ad p21)

Jun 25

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30) 503-740-6683 10-Ball

Jul 1-2

San Francisco, CA Family Billiards (see ad p32)

415-931-1115

Cole Dixon Memorial 9-Ball

$100/$75

$2,500

Call

Jul 2

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30)

503-282-8266

Straight Pool

$15

Call

11AM

Jul 5-7

Fremont, CA

California Billiard (see ad p32)

510-668-1670

One Pocket

$100

$5,000

Call

Jul 7-9

Fremont, CA

California Billiard (see ad p32) 510-668-1670 9-Ball

$100

$10,000

Call

Jul 8

Salem, OR

Cue Ball (see ad p18)

503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10

$200

10AM

Jul 11-14

Fremont, CA

California Billiard (see ad p32)

510-668-1670

$100,000 Match Call

Jul 15

Keizer, OR

Kolby’s (see ad p21)

503-393-POOL Open 9-Ball

$75 incl g.f.

$1,000

9:30AM

Jul 15-16

Bellflower, CA

Hard Times (see ad p32)

562-867-7733 9-Ball

$125/$80

$3,000

Call

Jul 19-29

Las Vegas, NV

CSI (see ad p4)

702-719-7665

8-Ball, 9-Ball, SD, Teams

Varies

Call

Varies

Jul 21-22

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Nubbins Memorial-Saratoga

$30

$500

Call

Jul 29

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30) 503-740-6683 10-Ball

$10/$15Masters $300

1PM

Aug 6

Portland, OR

Sam’s Billiards (see ad p30)

Straight Pool

$15

Call

11AM

Aug 11-12

Saratoga, WY

Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p23) 307-710-1447

Nubbins Memorial-8-Ball

$30

$500

Call

Aug 19-20

Fresno, CA

TWCWT (see ad p4)

503-282-8266

Straight Pool

ADDED

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Straight Pool

11AM

$200

10AM

$30

$500

Call

$80 Max 64

$4,000 total

1PM

Call Call

West Coast Swing Kick-off

$225

$10,000

10AM

Nubbins Memorial-8-Ball

$30

$500

Call

$25 incl g.f.

$400

503-393-POOL 8-Ball A’s & B’s

503-282-8266

Call

$10/$15Masters $300

Chohan vs Orcollo One Pocket

510-861-0829 9-Ball

$30+Mem. Call

10AM 1PM

Call

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The Break Pool Magazine May Issue 2017  

This month's issue has the latest results from the Super Billiards Expo, Wyoming Open, MCMOA and VNEA Leagues .... Plus our instructional co...

The Break Pool Magazine May Issue 2017  

This month's issue has the latest results from the Super Billiards Expo, Wyoming Open, MCMOA and VNEA Leagues .... Plus our instructional co...

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