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JONES COMES BACK from loss-side to down Montour in NWPA Martha Hartsell Memorial finals

By Skip Maloney - File Photo courtesy of Suzanne Smith They met first in the winners' side quarterfinals, when Jana Montour sent Kim Jones west. Montour moved on to occupy the hot seat, but Jones returned from the loss side, after winning five straight to defeat Montour in the finals of the Martha Hartsell Memorial Tournament, the second stop on the 2012 Northwest Women's Pool Association tour. The $1,000-added event drew 33 entrants to The Cue Ball in Salem, OR. They had each won two, when they met among the winners' side final eight; Montour, having defeated Elaine Eberly and Tayla Makus, as Jones got by Angela Higgins and Mary Hopkin. Montour took the first of their two 7-3,

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and moved into the winners' side semifinals against Kris Robbins. Liz Cole, in the meantime, squared off against Shelby Locati. Montour survived a double hill battle against Robbins, while downed Locati 7-3. Montour got into the hot seat with a 7-5 victory over Cole, and waited for what turned out to be the return of Jones. Jones moved over and chalked up wins against Tamre Rogers 6-2 and Suzanne Smith 6-4, to draw Locati. Robbins drew Eve Stockstill, who'd defeated Sandy Badger double hill and Sheila Clark 6-4. Jones downed Locati 6-2, and was joined in the quarterfinals by Robbins, who'd ended Stockstill's day 6-2. Jones shut Robbins out, and turned to face Cole. A 7-5 victory in the semifinals gave Jones the second chance against Montour that she'd been battling for. She took full advantage. She JIM LEBOLD allowed Montour only three racks in those finals and took home the top prize. Thanks to Jim Lebold, owner of The Cue Ball for hosting the event. 9614 E Sprague Spokane Valley, WA 509-891-8357

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drew Brandon Shuff, who'd advanced past Santos Sanbajon and Ramon Mistica. the One-Pocket event of the 2012 West Coast Challenge, which Three of the next four matches went double hill. Morra and Shuff survived double began on Wednesday, April 25, Francisco Bustamante got into the hill matches against Frost and Sossei to face each other in the quarterfinals. In those hot seat and then had to face a strong, loss-side challenge from John quarterfinals, Morra defeated Shuff 8-4 to pick up Hundal. Hundal survived the Schmidt, who won nine straight to meet him in those finals. On double hill semifinals for a second chance against Bustamante. Sunday, April 29, Bustamante, once again in the hot seat, this time for the 10-ball event, found himself, for the second time, playing from behind against Raj Hundal. In a mirror image of their earlier match, when they battled for the hot seat, He withstood both challenges to capture the title in both events. The $4,000-added Hundal came out strong and took an early lead. But ahead 4-2, Hundal watched again, as Bustamante settled in to win six in a row and capture his second event One-Pocket event drew 60 entrants to the California Billiard Club in Mountain title of the weekend. View, CA, while the $10,000-added 10-Ball event drew 87 to the same location, from April 25-29. In the One-Pocket event, Bustamante faced Corey Deuel in the winners' side semifinals, as Scott Frost squared off against Louis Ulrich. Two double hill matches advanced Frost and Bustamante to the hot seat match. Another double hill match left Bustamante in the hot seat, waiting on Schmidt. One-Pocket 10-Ball Schmidt, who'd been working the 'left side' since 1st Francisco Bustamante $3,000 1st Francisco Bustamante $5,200 he'd lost his opening match to Manny Chau, chalked up wins # 5 and # 6 against Brandon Shuff and John 2nd John Schmidt $2,000 2nd Raj Hundal $3,700 Morra to pick up Ulrich. Deuel drew Chau, who'd 3rd Scott Frost $1,000 3rd John Morra $2,300 gotten by Dan Louie and Rafael Martinez. Schmidt 4th Corey Deuel $600 4th Brandon Shuff $1,500 advanced to the quarterfinals with a victory over Ulrich, but was denied a re-match versus Chau, when 5th Louis Ulrich $450 5th Scott Frost $1,000 Deuel defeated him. Schmidt then defeated Deuel, Manny Chau Jeremy Sossei and survived a double hill match against Frost in the 7th John Morra $300 7th Corey Deuel $700 semifinals to get a crack at Bustamante. Bustamante ended Schmidt's nine-match winning streak with a 4-2 Rafael Martinez Ramon Mistica victory that earned him his first title of the weekend. 9th Freddy Boggs $200 9th Oscar Dominguez $500 The 10-Ball event featured a hot seat match and Brandon Shuff Santos Sanbajon finals with Bustamante and Raj Hundal. Hundal defeated John Morra to get into the hot seat match, Dan Louie Greg Harrada while Bustamante sent Jeremy Sossei west. Hundal Jose Parica Manny Chau took an early lead in the battle for the hot seat, but 13th Ryan Butler $125 13th Mike Wong $350 ahead 5-2, he watched as Bustamante settled in to win six in a row. Marshall Williams Dan Louie Morra moved over and picked up Scott Frost Austin Murphy Ernesto Dominguez (third in the one-pocket event), who'd defeated Oscar Frank Nordmann John Schmidt Dominguez and Corey Deuel to reach him. Sossei


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fourth place 9-3 and completed his seven-match, lossside winning streak with a 9-3 victory over Eberle in the semifinals. Orcullo came out smoking in the single, raceto-11 finals, jumping out to a lead and giving up only three racks to Van Boening. At the conclusion of the match, Orcullo stepped to the end of the table and began preparations for a 15th rack. He had to be informed that the match was over, and began accepting congratulations. And for the third year in a row, Max Eberle placed third.

In a star-studded, Hard Times 10-Ball tournament, held on the weekend of May 4-6, Dennis Orcullo won seven matches on the loss-side and dominated Shane Van Boening in the finals to become the third Filipino champion of this annual tournament. Lee Van Corteza (2010) and Alex Pagalayun (2011) were the previous champions. The $5,000-added event drew 64 entrants, including Rodney Morris, Mike Davis, Mitch Ellerman, Francisco Bustamante, Oscar Dominguez, Scott Frost, Raj Hundal and Brandon Shuff to Hard Times in Bellflower, CA. Van Boening's path to the winners' side final four went through Justin Logan, Mitch Ellerman, Mike Davis and among the final eight, Francisco Bustamante. He faced Manny Chau in the winners' side semifinals, as Max Eberle faced Corey Harper. Van Boening got into the hot seat match with a 9-3 victory over Chau, and faced Eberle, who'd sent Harper west 9-4. Van Boening downed Eberle in the battle for the hot seat 9-4 and waited for the fateful return of Orcullo. Orcullo, who'd opened his tournament bid with victories over Branch Talley and Scott White, moved to the loss 3RD ANNUAL HARD TIMES side on the heels of 9-5 victory by Louis Ulrich in the third round of play. His seven-match march back to the PLACE PLAYERNAME PRIZE MONEY finals began with victories over Ernesto Dominguez 1st Dennis Orcollo $3,000 and Ramin Bakhtiari. He then downed Bustamante 2nd Shane Van Boening $1,800 9-7, and Morris 9-6 to pick up Harper. Chau drew Scott 3rd Max Eberle $1,300 Frost, who'd defeated Ulrich 4th Scott Frost $900 9-3 (spoiling any re-match possibility for Orcullo), and 5th Manual Chau $700 Kenichi Uchigaki 9-5. Corey Harper $700 It was Orcullo and Frost advancing to the 7th Rodney Morris $500 quarterfinals; Orcullo with a 9-4 win over Harper, and Frost 9-7 against Chau. Orcullo dropped Frost into Kenichi Uchigaki $500


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1st USAPL Teams-Eagle Eye Billiards (left to right) Danny Burdick (Captain), Gary Peyton, Rebecca Easley, Julie Baker, Bret Baker and Mark Fenn

Grants Pass Team Wins National Championship!

USAPL National Championships May 9-12, 2012 Riviera Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

by: Rebecca Easley Last week, six ambitious pool players from Grants Pass made the journey to Las Vegas for the 2nd Annual USAPL National Championship 8-Ball Tournament and came home victorious with the team trophy and $3,000 in prize money. Eagle Eye Billiards, gave Las Vegas a run for its money. Playing countless rounds of pool, racking up as many points as possible over 3 days, the team fought their way to the hot seat and waited for the remainder of the field to play through the losers’ bracket to produce an opponent for the finals. In a double elimination tournament format, the team in the hot seat needs to win one match to claim the title, while the team that came through the losers’ bracket must win twice. Kickin’ Chickens from Arkansas made it through the one-loss side; they were determined to beat Eagle Eye Billiards and played hard and tough to win the first match, forcing a second deciding match. Eagle Eye Billiards came back even tougher, playing Brad effective offense and brilliant defense to snatch SINGLES - TIER 1 1st $900 Mark Dimick (OK) 2nd $600 Al Lawrence (NV) 3rd $400 Randy Kukla (NV) 4th $250 Chisolm Woodson (CO) 5-6 $175 Monte Buckalew (OK) Willie Sanchez (OH)

the title from the Kickin’ Chickens’ clutches, beating them by less than 20 points. It was a nail-biter all the way to the very last ball of the last game. Eagle Eye Billiards’ team captain and league operator, Danny Burdick, said, “We had a strong, well-balanced team that worked together to win! I’m extremely proud of them!” The ladies of Eagle Eye Billiards also played well in their individual events. Julie Baker placed 2nd in the USAPL Mixed Singles event; Rebecca Easley finished in 5th place. The USA Pool League is the fastest growing handicapped league in the country. Played on a point system, the USAPL format guarantees accurate handicapping and equal opportunity for anyone to win; players qualify by playing in local leagues. Team Eagle Eye Billiards played out of a qualifying league at JD’s Sports Pub in Grants Pass for their chance to go to the National Championships. The next session for the Grants Pass USAPL league will start in July at JD’s Sports Pub.


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the Women’s Open Singles 8-Ball division and 5th in the Women’s Open 9-Ball division. 48 teams formed the new Advanced Scotch Doubles division. The winners of this division’s inaugural year were the husband and wife team of Larry and Andrea Wilson (league #186) from British Columbia, Canada who took home $2,000. In addition to the win in the Advanced Scotch Doubles, Larry Wilson took 5th in the BCAPL 9-Ball Challenge. The Wilsons overcame another Canadian team in the finals, Russ Whittle and Bev Ashton (league #624). Whittle had a particularly strong day. In addition to placing second with Ashton in the scotch event, he took second in the Men’s Advanced Singles. The BCAPL Master Scotch Doubles is a favorite among the spectators. The top two teams this year again consisted of some well known names. From New York was the team of Tony Robles Jr. and partner Gail Glazebrook (league #1355) versus Janet Atwell and Wes Largen Jr. (league #1151) from Virginia. A total of 25 teams represented this division. Halfway through the brackets Atwell and Largen Jr. blitzed team Robles Jr. and Glazebrook 7-0. In the finals Robles Jr. and Glazebrook 1st Open Scotch Doubles got revenge on that previous Lisa McNab, Brad Poorman (SK) loss by taking the first set 7-3. Atwell and Largen Jr. Las Vegas, NV. - May 16, 2012 – Scotch Doubles is a unique redeemed themselves taking pool event. A successful team in the scotch doubles division set two 7-3 for the division takes two players who understand each other’s games almost win and $1,800. as well as their own. Each must trust the other’s abilities and Following the Scotch communicate as one mind. The best scotch doubles players Doubles event, the team learn to play in one rhythm. Where one player ends the other competitions began, with takes over. 6 divisions and a total of The finals of the 36th BCAPL National Championships 875 entries. The halls of Scotch Doubles events saw the best of the best, Tuesday, 2nd Open Scotch Doubles the Riviera Hotel & Casino May 15th at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. This year there were Brock Noteboom, Lisa Just (CA) swarmed with colorful matching team shirts representing pool rooms and bars from around the world. three BCAPL Scotch Additionally, the CSI US Open 10-Ball Championship marked the halfway point of Doubles divisions the 6 day pro level event. The Action Report live streams the US Open action at with the addition of the Advanced Scotch For more information about the BCAPL visit Doubles. Visit, and In the Open Scotch for more information about CSI and its divisions. Doubles, Lisa McNab CSI leads the billiard industry in the development of technology. For more and Brad Poorman information on the state-of-the-art software systems for league and tournament (league #1120) management visit from Saskatchewan,

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“The“The Viper” Viper” More Facebook Questions to

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Viper: Todd two weeks out, I schedule workouts with friends or Mark Haddad and play exclusively on my Gold Crown IV that has been in the Wynkoop Brewing Company since 2004. I mostly play long sessions of 15-Rack (45 games of 10-ball the ghost), sets of 9-ball, 1-pocket, banks, and straight pool. A couple of days before I leave, I quit pool all together and rest. As soon as I get to the event I practice only for speed purposes. It’s kind of funny to me to see players really practicing hard at the events as if they did not prepare from home. That is why when each of you practice at home it is important to play as if you were competing in the world championships… never hit balls without a purpose! TANYA CHISUM/LAFAYETTE, CO Can you tell me the differences in tables? Viper: Tanya, there are the following manufactured tables; Bar table 3.5 x 7 ft, home tables 4 x 8 ft, regulation pool table 4.5 x 9 ft, Snooker & 3-Cushion billiards is played on a 5 x 10 ft in the USA, and an English regulation size Snooker table is 6 x 12 ft. Here in Denver at the Wynkoop, where I am house pro, we have (10) 9 ft Brunswick Gold Crowns, (7) new Diamond Smart Tables 3.5 x 7 ft, (2) Brunswick Ventura 9 ft tables in our private banquets rooms, (1) vintage Brunswick 5 x 10 ft Snooker table, and (1) custom L-shaped table. And best thing, is we offer FREE pool Monday-Thursday from 12-5 MARK CHERNIN/TOPEKA, KS What to do or how to handle a situation when you know you broke first and the score is wrong and it is your break but you know the score is not right. I had a guy move his coin once but I didn’t see him move it a second time? Viper: Mark, that is a hard question to answer because that situation is one where you could cause a confrontation between the two of you… but what I can share, is the

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importance of catching these situations at the bud otherwise its hard to prove discrepancies later! I remember once sloughing the break to Alison Fisher and it wasn’t until after the match that the audience told me she broke three times in a row. Unfortunately, the way that tournaments are run, it is impossible to go back in time to replay those games. Also, I just recently witnessed a match where a player sloughed a foul committed and another player on the sidelines said something after the game was over. A commotion irrupted between the players, and the tournament director tried to make the players start the game over until he found out that it was four shots ago and then called the match finished! So the moral of this conversation is, don’t wait to long to resolve issues otherwise it becomes your fault for missing/ sloughing the advancement of coins, breaks, fouls, ect… JOHN SANDIFER/THORNTON, CO What is the last thing you look at before pocketing an object ball? Viper: This is a real question that came in off of a cell speakerphone from a friend of mine here in CO who is a great player. John, I first look at the cue ball to make sure I am applying the correct English, and then transfer my eyes back and forth from cue ball to object ball, and lastly I look at the object ball and relying on a straight stroke to pocket the ball. JUNE SMITH/LITTLETON, CO What keeps your motivation to practice and play consistently besides your heart for the game? Viper: June, what a great question… I do indeed LOVE the sport of billiards and that is the best answers but it is also its the way I make my living. I truly can say that I love my job and feel blessed that I have great sponsors that allow me to do my job to the best of my ability.


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How closely do you keep track of your pool game? Keeping something like a diary or a log of various aspects of your game can both help you improve and provide some interesting reading down the road. I started keeping notebooks of matches, shots, tournaments and ideas about pool shortly after I started playing. Below are some things you may want to take note of. To help your recording it’s good to have a table diagram. There are several commercial products available -- just look on the internet -- but if you’re as thrifty as I am the diagram will be a start. It’s drawn to scale, so that if you scan it in to your computer you can use the parts to make accurate diagrams with a program like Photoshop. Or, print four tables per page, cut them into quarters and staple them into a booklet. Here are some things to record. SHOTS YOU MISS -- I think this is by far the most important kind of entry in your log. If you are going to get better you need to work on your weaknesses. This doesn’t just include shots you miss but also position plays and even safeties you botch. Start with the repeat offenders and try to be exact in how you diagram the problem. When you get back to the practice table, figure out a drill that will improve the relevant skill. SHOTS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND -- Have you ever been watching a game and said, “Wow! How did he do that?” If you want to be able to astound people in the same way, diagram the shot, take it home and work on it. Make it your own. If you just can’t get it, seek help. The exact positions may be important, so be careful with your diagram. PROBLEM POSITIONS -- You may notice that there are certain repeating patterns of balls you never get through. Usually three balls will be enough to set the challenge. Make a note of them. Practice performance -- If you have a practice routine that can be scored in some way, record it. I have log sheets of my 14.1 (straight pool) practice going back to the 1970s. That was easy to score simply by length of run. For eight ball or nine ball you could use some form of “Progressive Ghost” practice which I’ve described here before and is in the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice DVDs that I made with Dr. Dave Alciatore. Your score in that practice is the number of balls you can run 50% of the time during your practice session.

TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE AND PROBLEMS -- Do you play in competition? If you make notes about what worked and what didn’t you’ll have a better chance to improve the next time. If you compete outside your home room, pay particular attention to the changes in conditions that affect your game. MATCH PERFORMANCE -- Finally, if you sometimes match up head-to-head, take a little time after each match to note any of the categories above that came up as well as any financial change. If you watch other players’ pool matches, log those as well.

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It is nice to playing pool in an air conditioned pool room back in the states. Those rooms in the Philippines are hot and the cloth is damp. Not long ago I talked to a pool player who said he was not going to play the Thursday night tournament because the race was too short. Many players tell me they are not going to play because they don’t have a chance to win. “Too many good players in that tournament for me,” they complain. In the past five years over three thousand rooms have closed their doors. We need to support our local room and we need to promote this game. I played in a local Tuesday night tournament which featured a race to two. Anyone can win that event. One of the local players, who understands the game, told me he knew he could not win this tournament. “But I can play almost all night for just twelve dollars and I just might beat you in a short race”. I wish players would learn that it is not all about winning. It is more about having a good time. There is a young girl who enters this tournament and when she gets knocked out she stays and plays all night long. She is the darling of the tournament. She enjoys her time in the room and learns more about the game. Don’t belittle the good players. One statement I do not like to hear is that “so and so is too good for this tournament and all he wants to do is rob it”. I won the last Tuesday night Nine Ball tournament. I played until one o ‘clock in the morning. First place was 85 dollars. That is six hours of playing. This is not robbery at all. Respect the better players and make it a point to learn from them. They worked hard for the game they have and deserve your respect. Go play in a tournament and look for the three promises of pool.

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One, you will learn something. Two, you will spend time with your friends. Three, you will perform. All this for twelve bucks! But you need to pay attention and experience the three promises of pool. Don’t let your preoccupation with winning and losing cloud the wonderful experience that is waiting for you when you support your local room. Make it a point to go first class. Always thank the tournament director for his dedicated work. He loves the game and wants to help out. I have met so many wonderful tournament directors in my journey. Have a good time, learn, perform and look for me in the finals. I hope I am there with you but if not, I still had a good time. Local tournaments give you a good chance to work on the specifics of this game. On some nights I like to work on my safeties or on another occasion I work on being aggressive. Of course I want to win, but I am not going to ruin a good time by being concerned about winning and losing. With this attitude I have won the last three tournaments I played in. So maybe I am on to something. Many times we miss shots because we are trying too hard. We need to be natural and just let the shot happen. When you don’t care about results, or at least are not preoccupied with results you almost always do better. When you draw one of the better players, RIDE THE NINE. It is so much fun to see the look on their face when you crap the nine in. Go out and surprise the room owner this week. Get a group. They work so hard to promote this game. Show up with four other friends and enjoy yourself. I will look for you in the finals.


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The Chattanooga Choo Choo Shot Mike Massey

Everyone loves the railroad shots. I’m going to show you three versions, two of which are my creations. However my favorite, The Chattanooga Choo Choo Shot, is one I learned from Norm Webber. You will need three extra cues, two of which must be straight and the same length. The third cue doesn’t have to be so straight. Place the two straight cues into the corner as shown. Take the third cue and place the butt into the corner pocket. It also must be opened up as diagrammed. Now roll the cue ball up into the open part and see if it will turn the corner and roll down between the two closely spaced cues. If the cue ball doesn’t make the turn, keep adjusting the cue until you get it right. Place the 3-ball up against the left side of Pocket B. Now adjust the cues so when the cue ball rolls down them, It will make the 3-ball and then carom to the right and out of the

way. After you’ve completed this test, place the cue ball and 4-ball on top of the cues as diagrammed. Fold up a small piece of paper and use it to keep the cue ball and the 4-ball in place. Place the 1-ball and 2-ball as shown. The 5-ball acts as the cue ball. Aim for a half ball hit on the right side of the 2-ball. Use top left english and a medium speed stroke. This works best on most tables. The 1-ball goes into Pocket B, the 2-ball goes into Pocket C. The 5-ball will travel three rails and up onto the cues before turning the corner and rolling down into the 4-ball and cue ball. The cue ball then rolls down the cues and pockets the 3-ball, moving out of the way for the 4-ball and 5-ball, which will both go into Pocket B. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS: SUR: Set up Ratings EXR: Execution Ratings MSR: Mike’s Success Ratio

Nine time World Champion, Mike Massey is considered pool’s best trick shot artist. He was voted the “Best in History” and is a member of the BCA Hall of Fame. Mike’s most amazing accomplishments were in two 24 hour poolathons. In one he pocketed 8,090 balls playing with one arm. In the other poolathon he ran 330 racks of 9-ball in Austria on live TV. Mike has consulted or appeared in the movies, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”, “The Baron and the Kid”, “Justice”, “Chalk”, and “Pool Hall Junkies” Mike is available for exhibitions and clinics. Please contact Mike or Francine Massey at 435.640.5787 or

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Vegas Heats Up

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as the 36th BCAPL National Championship Rolls into Town Las Vegas, NV. - The 36th BCAPL National Championships rolled into the Riviera Hotel and Casino Wednesday, May 10th. Approximately 7,000 players congregate each year in Las Vegas to compete in the event known as “The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World.” Produced by CueSports International (CSI) and taking place over 11 days, the group of events include; 23 BCA Pool League (BCAPL) divisions, three USA Pool League (USAPL) divisions and two professional tournaments (the 13th US Open One Pocket Championship and the 4th US Open 10-Ball Championship). The BCAPL competition began with three 9-Ball singles events: the Men’s Open 9-Ball Singles, the Women’s Open 9-Ball Singles and the 9-Ball Challenge. The Men’s Open 9-Ball saw a full field of 256 players compete for over $15,000 in prize money. Daniel McKenney (league #1073) from Texas beat out Matt Beckwith (league #23) from Wisconsin for the $2,100 first place check. The Women’s Open 9-Ball Singles had 83 competitors. Jennifer Polik (league #1152 and 719) from Michigan reigned as the winner beating Valerie Franiel (league #497) from Alberta, Canada and taking home the $900 first place prize. Both 9-Ball Open events followed a single elimination best two out of three sets per match and are only for open rated BCAPL league players and CSI player members known to be open level. The 9-Ball Challenge welcomes both league and CSI player members of all ratings. The more traditional double elimination race to 7 format event had 147 entrants. Known to attract a roster of seasoned players, this year’s champion was Arizona top gun Mitch Ellerman. Also a former Jay Swanson Memorial winner, Ellerman pocketed $2,600 and only lost a total of 16 games out of 9 matches beating out Marc Vidal-Claramunt, Nick Malaj, Melissa Little, Ramesh Gokhul, Phil Burford, Heath Bartley and Chad Lovelace. As the 9-Ball Singles competition concluded, the Scotch events began with the Open Scotch Doubles kicking off May 11th at 7 pm. This year a new Advanced Scotch Doubles division was added and it and the Master Scotch Doubles started Friday, May 12th. All Scotch Doubles divisions will conclude Tuesday, May 15th. Saturday saw the start of the highly competitive BCAPL Singles 8-Ball divisions. There are 11 total divisions and 2,295 entrants in the 8-Ball singles competition. The Grand Master 8-Ball Singles will conclude today and the other 8-Ball singles divisions will conclude Tuesday. To view online all of the brackets for the 36th BCAPL National Championships, the 2nd USAPL National Championships, the 13th US Open One Pocket Championship and the 4th US Open 10-Ball Championship visit the CueSports Tournament System at You may search a player or team by name or can view by division or tournament. For more information about the BCAPL visit www. Visit, and for more information about CSI and its divisions. CSI leads the billiard industry in the development of technology. For more information on the state-of-the-art software systems for league and tournament management visit www.

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Las Vegas, NV. - May 25, 2012 – The 36th BCAPL National Championships concluded with the team competitions. The 11 day event which has been called “the Greatest Pool Tournament in the World” was held May 9-20 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. There were 930 teams competing across eight team divisions. The largest team division was the Mixed Open Team. With $12,500 awarded to the top finisher, play was highly competitive, and with 680 teams this group was also about endurance. Team McDermott from Wisconsin, after a first round bye, won their next eight matches to be relegated to the one loss side by Dick’s Picks from Nevada. However, they heaped their revenge two matches later when they came back to double dip Dick’s Picks in the finals 13-9 and 13-11. In an emotion filled Women’s Open Team final late in the last night of the competition, Texas team How’s My Rack screamed for joy as they outlasted 123 other women’s open teams to take the $3,600 first place prize. The Mixed Advanced Team division, which is comprised of more advanced to master level players, had 22 teams and was a race to 11. After an early loss in the third round, the Taiwan Typhoon from Taiwan won their next five matches on the one loss side to face Night Magic from Alberta, Canada. The typhoon blew the magic out of the Canadians double dipping them in the final 11-4 then 11-9 to take the $4,000 first place check. The Women’s Advanced / Master team had some well known teams and some new faces in the group. In this division another women’s team from Texas was in the finals as was the case with the Women’s Open Team division. The Nothin’ But Trouble ladies from Texas took on Smokin’ Eights from Las Vegas, a team new to this division. Again Texas women were the victors. Two divisions which is always popular is the Mixed Trophy Team. This year saw 90 teams compete in this popular division. The West Coast Pirates from British Columbia, Canada, lived up to their name and pillaged their opponents throughout the competition. Only the Crown Unchampions, who came from the one loss side to the finals showed signs of pelting the pirate crew. But in set two, the Canadian team fought back to win. The Women’s Trophy Team was decisively won by the Queen B’s from Kentucky although Crown Ball Busters from California worked hard to de-thrown the “Queens” they fell short with the team from the blue grass state taking home 1st place. On the last day of the event, 55 teams regrouped to compete in the one day 9-Ball Team compitition. 2011 Men’s Mixed Master 8-Ball 2nd place finishers, Who Needs a Billiards Coach? from Minnesota won this year’s Mixed 9-Ball Team division. Once in a Mil from Iowa defeated Short ‘n Surly from California to win the Women’s 9-Ball division. As this year’s event wound down and the approximate 300 Diamond tables were loaded back onto the trucks to return another day, talk of the 2013 was on many player’s lips about getting ready for the 37th BCAPL National Championships at its new home, the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. To view online all of the brackets for the 36th BCAPL National Championships, the 2nd USAPL National Championships, the 13th US Open One Pocket Championship and the 4th US 3rd Womens Open 10-Ball Championship, visit Master Singl es-Susan Williams (AZ) the CueSports Tournament System at You may search by player or team name or can view by division or tournament.

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Sarah Rousey and Randy Goettlicher courtesy of CSI

Challenge the ProsPros CSI CSI Challenge the raising $3,810 for Junior Pool

Las Vegas, NV. - On Tuesday, May 15th from 7-9 pm, the annual CueSports International Challenge the Pros Fundraiser and Raffle in support of junior players took place as part of the 11 day BCAPL National Championships. This year, CSI raised $3,810 during the challenge event and raffle. The raffle was for a donated Ginacue valued at $3,000. All proceeds will be used to help fund junior players to the US Junior National Championships in 2013. For the second straight year, WPBA Professional and former Junior National Champion, Sarah Rousey, organized this fun event on behalf of CSI. She was assisted Tuesday evening by well regarded coach, Randy Goettlicher, from Master’s Pool School. Amateur players paid $10-$40 to challenge a professional player a race to two. In addition, to the chance to beat pro, amateur participants received a certificate and a photo with the pro they played. The professional players who donated their time to the cause were Mika Immonen, Thorsten Hohmann, Stevie Moore, Kim White, Cristina De La Garza, Christopher Lawson, Kenichi Uchigaki, Dennis Orcullo, Nick Nikolidis, Angel Paglia, Max Eberle, Oscar Dominguez, Jennifer Barretta, Hunter Lombardo, and Tom Rossman. A huge thanks to Moore and Hohmann who stayed the entire time playing challenge matches. Brothers

Joey and JC Torres from Texas, two of the most accomplished junior players in the US, and sponsored by CSI to the Junior Nationals, also participated in the challenge. In 2013, CSI will be moving the BCAPL National Championships and all accompanying events, including the CSI Challenge the Pros, to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino and will be held July 17-27th. For more information about the BCAPL visit CueSports International (CSI) is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past seven years CSI has directly paid out approximately Seven Million Dollars to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit, and for more information about CSI and its divisions. CSI leads the billiard industry in the development of technology. For more information on the state-of-the-art software systems for league and tournament management visit andwww.ctsondemand. com.

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NAME: April Larson DATE: 12/15/11 HOME TOWN: Bloomington, MN BIRTH DATE: 04/28/2000 School you currently attend: Olson Middle School GRADE: 6 Favorite subject in school: Math At what age did you start playing pool? 7 years old TITLES/HIGH FINISHES: • 2011 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, Runner-up, 14 & Under Girls’ Division • 2011 BEF Artistic Pool Championships, Runner–up, 14 & Under Girls’ Division • 21st Annual VNEA Int`l Junior Pool Championships, 2011 Youth Division, highest female team and 4th place team • 2011 Ultimate Pool Leagues Advanced MVP tournament, 3rd Place • 2011 MN VNEA Youth Singles Tournament, 1st Place, 9-14 Division • 2011 MN VNEA Youth Doubles Tournament 3rd Place 9-13 Division • 2011 MN VNEA Youth 3-Person Team, 1st Place, 9-13 Division • 2011 MN VNEA Youth Singles Tournament, 1st Place, 9-11 Division • 20th Annual VNEA Int`l Junior Pool Championships, 2010 Youth Team Division, 7th-8th place

• 2010 MN VNEA Singles Youth Tournament, 2nd Place, 9-14 Division • 2010 MN VNEA Singles Youth tournament, 3rd Place, 9-11 Division WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Predator LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED: Right SPONSORS: None HOBBIES: Pool, Pool, Pool…I love Pool, soccer, and swimming MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Placing second at the 2011 BEF Junior Nationals and playing the Black Widow. FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza REAL-WORLD HERO: American Soldiers FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Going to California to see my grandparents GOALS (PERSONAL AND/OR CAREER): To be a professional pool player


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Las Vegas, NV. - May 24, 2012 – The last day of the CSI 4th US Open 10-Ball Championship, held May 14-19 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, was a battle of three world champions, all from the Philippines, and a young gun from the United States. Three matches were scheduled, the quarter, semi and final. The quarter final was between 25 year old US player, Mike Dechaine, and recent BCA Hall of Fame recipient Francisco Bustamante. In the past two years Dechaine ramped up his game from feared New England player to participant on the pool world stage. In 2011 he was a member of the US Mosconi Cup team and won the Ultimate 10-Ball Championship. Bustamante is a legend, a multiple world champion and one of a handful of players whom other professional players hope to challenge at least once in their career, win or lose, just to say they did. On this day, Bustamante prevailed against rising star Dechaine 9-4 at the premier CueSports International (CSI) event. Dechaine took home 4th place and $4,800. Now it was down to three, all former world champions. In the semi-finals Bustamante was pitted against fellow countryman, Alex Pagulayan. After a two year hiatus from pool competition, Pagulayan has been playing as fearless as ever. In this match he started off in the lead as Bustamante struggled, but not for long, as Busty caught a gear and beat Pagulayan 9-7 relegating “The Lion” to a 3rd place finish and $6,500. Waiting in the hot seat was Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo. In the finals against Bustamante, Orcollo dominated from the first rack. The CSI US Open 10Ball Championship final race was to 11. The winner was required to win two ahead with a maximum cap of 15 games to win. The final match took less than two hours with Orcollo quickly taking the win 11-5 and $15,000. At age 33, Orcollo is currently one of the best players in the world. Ranked #6 on the World Pool Billiard Association men’s list, he first burst on to the world pool scene in 2002 as a relative unknown, taking his first world championship. His list of wins in the past 10 years has been highly regarded. In addition to the CSI 4th US Open 10-Ball Championship, it includes the 2011 DCC 9-Ball Division, the 2011 World 8-Ball Championship, the 2010 World Pool Masters, the 2009 Predator International 10-Ball Championship, the 2008 Qatar World Open 9-Ball Tournament, the 2006 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball Division and the 2006 Reno Open, just to name a few. The 4th US Open 10-Ball Championship was sponsored by CueSports


International (CSI), Simonis Cloth, Aramith, OB Cues, Mueller Recreational Products, and the Magic Ball Rack with live stream coverage by The Action Report (TAR). In 2013, the 5th US Open 10-Ball Championship will be moved from May to July and held at a new venue, the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas in conjunction with the 37th BCAPL National Championships. To view online all of the brackets from the 36th BCAPL National Championships, the 13th US Open One Pocket Championship and the 4th US Open 10-Ball Championship, visit the CueSports Tournament System at You may search by player or team name or can view by division or tournament. For more information about the BCAPL visit CueSports International (CSI) is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past seven years CSI has directly paid out approximately Seven Million Dollars to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit, and www. for more information about CSI and its divisions. CSI leads the billiard industry in the development of technology. For more information on the state-of-the-art software systems for league and tournament management visit and www.ctsondemand. com. 1st $15,000 Dennis Orcollo 2nd $8,500 Francisco Bustamante 3rd $6,500 Alex Pagulayan 4th $4,800 Mike Dechaine 5/6 $3,450 Dennis Hatch, Kenichi Uchigaka 7/8 $2,400 Oscar Dominguez, Sal Butera 9-12 $1,750 Raul Hebles-Berraquer, Rain Chiang, Corey Deuel, John Morra 13-16 $1,300 Stephan Cohen, Johnny Archer, Raj Hundal, Rodney Morris 17-24 $975 Hunter Lombardo, Charlie Bryant, Mitch Ellerman, Shane Van Boening, Diego Simon Parra, Mike Davis Jr, Manny Chau, Earl Strickland 25-32 $750 Darren Appleton, David Alcaide Bermudez, Jeremy Jones, Tony Robles Jr, Simon Pickering, Angel Marchena Gonzalez, Robb Saez, Jose Parica


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Van Boening Takes Down U.S. Open One Pocket BY GEOFF CONWAY - CONTRIBUTING WRITER AZBILLIARDS.COM Sunday play at the CSI US Open One Pocket Championship saw the last changing of the guard as the permutations of who would make it to the 10 pm final unfolded. 10 AM MATCHES The first matches of the day took place at 10 am, as we saw the last four players on the losers side fighting it out. On the top of the draw we saw Alex Pagulayan matched up against Santos Sambajon with Alex coming out the winner to move into the next round to meet Francisco Bustamante. At the bottom of the draw we had Charlie Bryant matched up against Ike Runnels with Ike moving to the next round to meet Sylver Ochoa. 1 PM MATCHES In the hot seat match we had the much improved Darren “Dynamite” Appleton dueling it out with this years Derby City Classic One Pocket Champion Shane Van Boening. Unfortunately Shane just made one too many scratches in this match and allowed Darren to come out the winner with a 4-3 score line. This match went with the break, and always had Darren ahead in the match. The last game was exciting for the fans that witnessed some great shot making by both players. Shane would then have to wait for the 7 pm match to see if he could get another stab at Mr. Appleton. Next we had Alex Pagulayan playing Francisco Bustamante to get to the last two players standing on the losers side of the bracket. Francisco - not surprisingly carried on his winning ways and came through in this match. The other pairing was Ike Runnels up against Sylver Ochoa, in a match that Sylver had control of throughout, and came out the winner at 3-1. 4 PM MATCHES The final pairing on the losers side of the bracket saw Francisco Bustamante scrapping it out with Sylver Ochoa. Sylver put a stop to Francisco’s winning ways and came out the winner with a score of 3-2. 7 PM MATCH Next Mr. Ochoa had to meet the waiting Shane Van Boening, who once again was poised to find his way back to the winning circle. It was no surprise that Shane put a stop to Sylver’s great play in this event, with Shane winning with a 3-1 score line. 10 PM MATCH They say that the cream always rises to the top. Well, here we had a final with two great young guns of the One Pocket game rising to the occasion. Darren was on top of his game immediately taking the score line to 3-2 in his favor. In the sixth game, by his own admission, Appleton missed an easy run out to allow Shane to level the match at 3-3. Darren then had another relatively easy run out to win the next game, but missed an easy ball to once again allow Shane to win the game and take the lead at 4-3. In game eight Darren played a great combo but once again dogged the bank, and that was all she wrote as Shane was left an easy run out to take down the title with a 5-3 score line. Once again Shane Van Boening has not only proved himself worthy of yet another highly prized One Pocket title, but has shown the pool world just what a talent he has in so many disciplines of the game. He really is a true champion that should be at the top of his games for many years to come. Well done Shane!!! It must also be noted that CSI once again put on another very slick event, that went without a hitch, and not without the hard work put in by the great team of tournament directors Bill Stock, Ken Shuman and John Lehman. One must also not forget the “The Action Report” team that put out their live stream broadcasts covering all of the matches throughout the weeks play. It was also great to see ONE POCKET once again being presented in such a high profile way by CSI, giving the discipline its rightful place in the pool calendar.

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Shane Van Boening Darren Appleton Sylver Ochoa Francisco Bustamante Alex Pagulayan, Ike Runnels Jr Charlie Bryant, Santos Sambajon Mark Haddad, Jason Chance, Bernie Pettipiece, Jose Parica Mika Immonen, Jeremy Jones, Chip Compton Jr, Christopher Gentile

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OPEN SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $3200 Lisa McNab/Brad Poorman (SK) 2nd $3200 Lisa Just/Brock Noteboom (CA) 3rd $1700 Aimee Peterson/Mark Morgan (CO) 4th $1400 Bonnie Arnold/Eric Minkowski (WI) 5th $1100 Chris Holl/Tim Sena (WI) Amanda Karrip/Houston Rodriguez (MI) 7th $800 Rita Karrip/Lupe Rosas (MI) Madalina Moreno/Paul Ward (ID) 9th $550 Jackie Collins/Barry Peddle (NF) Deedra Trammell/Marty Jones (TX) Robyn Petrosino/Joey Torres (TX) Jennifer Polik/Mark Roedel (MI) 13th $400 Trinh Lu/David Dattilo (CA) Ashea Erdahl/Jerry Stuckart (AZ) Jessica Moxon/Doug James (CO) Shannon Shoemake/Ruben Silva Jr (CO) ADVANCED SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $2000 Andrea Wilson/Larry Wilson (BC) 2nd $1400 Bev Ashton/Russ Whittle (AB) 3rd $1000 Connie O’Heron/Justin Volk (WI) 4th $650 Kris Chamberlain/Tony Updegraff (PA) 5th $375 Teresa Garland/Ernesto Bayaua Jr (TX) Bernie Store/Mike Sandoval (AZ) 7th $250 Sophia Morquech/Burt Balancad (AZ) Sean Monkman/Claire Schram (MANITOBA) 9th $175 Carol James/Bill Skinner (CO) Patty West/Mark St Germain (CA) Brenda Willis/Gord Gervais (BC) Kate Juett/Justin Pena (TX) 13th $125 Veronica Lyon/Kyle Boers (WI) Ricki Casper/danny Lee (TX) Sunny Griffin/Al Lawrence (NV) Misti Moede/Billy (the kid) Lasee (WI) MASTER SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st $1800 Janet Atwell/Wes Largen Jr (VA) 2nd $1800 Gail Glazebrook/Tony Robles Jr (NY) 3rd $800 Borana Andoni/ZionZvi (NY) 4th $500 Gina Kim-Lipsky/Brian Lau (NJ/NY) 5th $300 Mary Olson/Dan Louie (WA) Susan Preston/Stan Tourangeau (OR/WA) 7th $150 Shelby Locati/Todd Gooch (WA/OR) Kimberly Sanders/Brian Sanders (TX)

MEN’S ADVANCED SINGLES 1st $4200 Sean McKay (AB) 2nd $3000 Russ Whittle (AB) 3rd $2200 Billy J Thorpe (OH) 4th $1700 Len Heckbert (AB) 5th $1200 Brian Begay (NM) Kenny Tran (KY) 7th $800 Gene Rossi (PA) Joseph Spence (AB) 9th $600 Tim Fox (IL) Victor Martinez (WI) Alex Olinger (OH) Larry Wilson (BC) 13th $400 Andrew Appleton (ENGLAND) Sean Morgan (NY) Robert Pulver (ND) Arturo Rivera (CA) WOMEN’S OPEN SINGLES 1st $4800 Molly Bontrager (IN) 2nd $4800 Christy Hardin (TN) 3rd $2500 Rita Karrip (MI) 4th $1900 Shelby Locati (WA) 5th $1400 Aimee Peterson (CO) Jennifer Polik (MI) 7th $1100 Michelle Abernathy (TX) Trinh Lu (CA) 9th $800 Shona MacIsaac (AB) Jonella Staus (MT) Eve Stockstill (OR) Christine Tom (BC) 13th $600 Julie Madlener (NY) Kathryn Snelling (OK) Barbara Yeager (VA) Gernailys Zimmerman (NL) WOMEN’S ADVANCED SINGLES 1st $2800 Terry Petrosino (TX) 2nd $2000 Ricki Casper (TX) 3rd $1400 Christine Honeman (CO) 4th $1000 Sky Tigart (MT) 5th $700 Stacey Lantz (FL) Patty West (CA) 7th $450 Noel Campos (CA) Connie O’Heron (CA) 9th $250 Bev Ashton (AB) Carol James (CO) Leana McDaniel Finley (CA) Kimberly Sanders (TX) 13th $150 Leslie Bernardi (CA) Laura Lo-Birch (CO) Kelly O’Heron (WI) Bernie Store (AZ) (more BCAPL results on page 33)

(complete results can be found at:

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Road to Vegas 2012

Driving down the road we got into a conversation about Grady Mathews. Lucky talked a bunch after the passing of his friend. Lucky thought that Grady Mathews was truly a Hall Of Famer. He met Grady back in a California pool room in the late 50’s early 60’s. Grady was a teenager with some talent. Lucky was already road seasoned. Lucky, “He put one pocket on the map” Playing Grady in the early days made Lucky the one pocket players he is now. “I learned tons from Grady” Lucky: “When we were younger just sitting around the pool room we used to make up pool games all the time. One pocket was one of them.” We just shot the balls in figuring out how to make any crazy shot in one pocket, banking everything…. We never played safe just little strategy. One Pocket is different as we know it today. We didn’t really invent “one hole” it was around since the 30’s we sort a thought we did”. One pocket it is a bet high all strategy type game now when played right.” We made it to Henderson Nevada where Lucky likes to stay once in a while. Henderson is a calm little place away from Las Vegas. He has a few places he likes to eat at there. There sure are enough great places to eat in this area. We were staying only a couple of days at the Garden Inn before moving over to the planned stay at the Riviera. Lucky woke up the second morning seemed anxious to tell me something. I scratched my head and sat up in the bed. I reached for my water, gearing up to listen. Lucky told me he had ‘this’ dream. He said he has had these types of dreams before. He started telling me the dream: He started recanting it for me…..””I woke up had looked at the clock and it said 3:17am, too early to get up. I laid back down to sleep. I was restless and I seemed to have a hard time going back to sleep. Lucky At this point, I remember getting up and walking through the door. Suddenly I was in Ashville NC., A town I used to live in for a short time. I was standing on the side walk at the house of my first girl friend. (Lucky went out with her when he was 18 they were close but it didn’t work out. They always kept in touch periodically) I walked up to the door but went right through the wall.

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I wanted to see my ex-girlfriend and check her reaction of me being there. I started moving around the house. I’m surprised to find that she’s in the bedroom. She looked at me, but for some reason instead of speaking to her, it seemed more logical to me to grab an full bottle of Fuji water and to hand it to her, to get her attention. She drank from it. I can’t remember hearing any sounds, though. She pointed to a note pad by the bed with my real name on it. It had a scribbled note to me that I couldn’t read. I wrote down my cell phone number on that pad. All of a sudden she got up and both of us were transported through thin air and gently landed at a restaurant in Henderson NV. Sat down and ordered cheese burgers (I was thinking that Lucky was just hungry) Lucky said “we ordered two cheese burgers with extra cheese.” (Lucky likes cheeseburgers) “We (his -girlfriend and Lucky) were looking at each other and I had a sense we were still very connected. All of a sudden she was wasn’t sitting there and I was by myself and the cheese burgers came and there was no cheese on either one of the sandwiches.” (That sounded kind of funny I wanted to laugh) Lucky next said “I was transported through thin air and gently landed back in the hotel room in Henderson were staying at. I saw myself sleeping. I was sensing that I’m drawn back into my body. I again felt the sleep paralysis for a few seconds before regaining my physical senses and waking up. I checked the time it was 6:34am and there was a bottle of water identical to the one in my dream, but this one was empty! Lucky says again “I have a dream like this once in a while. Anyway…. “I’ve been wanting to call her and say hello”“ It was a very detailed dream. I think dreams are realm of experiences. It was a very interesting story/dream. Sometimes dreams say something about what is currently happening around us but in a diverse perspective. This was oddly different. We got up and dressed and went to a hock shop where Lucky knows the guy. They talked a while and looked at some stuff. Some pool cues and some small knick knacks, which could be valuable. He didn’t buy anything. Lucky said he was hungry and knows this


burger place “Al’s Garage” of course he knows a burger place!!! The first thing you notice is the hot rod type graffiti painted all over the outside. Even the name, Al’s Garage is spray painted on the wall above the entrances, surrounded by spray painted flames. There are picnic tables outside. If you are with a pet, or if you just like the weather, you can sit outside and still be served. The entrances are Garage doors just like you would see at a mechanic’s bay at any place where you would service your car. We ended up at this place and ordered of course CHEESEBURGERS, with extra cheese, fries and strawberry milkshakes. We talked about the National BCAPL Pool event starting in a few days and like last year he thinks he can make a lot of money. It’s simply the best event of them all. We mapped out some plans to win…. Our order shows up and Lucky un-wraps his cheeseburger only to find out there is NO cheese on it, He got the attention of the waitress and she came over and she took both sandwiches back to get cheese on them . Just then Lucky’s phone rang….. Lucky said WOW! It was his old girl friend from Ashville NC.; Lucky stepped away for some privacy. Wow is what I thought too. The Cheese burgers came and the waitress apologized. I took a few bites of my burger while Lucky’s sandwich sat there. What the heck I though … Lucky just told me about his dream and it was sort of happening live. This was surreal….. Lucky came back said that he had to leave Vegas. He needed to go see her. She needed his support. Lucky also said he thought she didn’t have his new cell phone number... He was going to leave his car and luggage with me and I was to go ahead and get the room at the Riviera. He would be back, not sure when but soon as possible. He didn’t eat his cheeseburger we just went to the Airport and I dropped him off. Lucky said he’ll find any airline to fly with…. He will call me to let me know what’s going on later. Lucky looked dazed. I was going to worry about Lucky all these things happening around him in his life lately……….. I like the room they are comfortable, The Riviera as done a nice job up grading in recent history. The event will be moving next

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year to the Rio and it will be a huge change for those who have been coming for two decades like I have. It does seem ackward to a point, but change is good The day before the start of any play is very casual and cordial. The Riviera is like a convention of pool players from all over the world. The weather is so nice that many people who come from places where there has been extreme weather conditions makes Vegas look like heaven. The floods, Tornado’s, 5 inches of snow on the beaches, stuff that has rarely or never happened in one life time, makes you wonder how right the climate scientist are. Seeing old friend is fun. Doing a little catch up on everyone lives. It will be hard to visit much once the event gets rolling. Players will have their game faces on. It will be different being in Vegas without Lucky but I will make the best out of it. I have taken such a back seat to Lucky these past years that I have almost forgot how to play. Lucky is the one who plays like one else. Playing in event will have to be my focus. Just get mentally ready hit some balls, look over brackets and watch some good players play in gambling area. If you aren’t passionate with enthusiasm in the beginning, you will be! With an ablaze enthusiasm in no time. I remember last year’s BCAPL Nationals many international players betting it up…. Watching these people kind of makes you reflect a bit more on life. The pool event for everyone is like the sun that shines and warms you and lifts your soul to the point where you have no curiosity to understand why this is the way it is….. I‘ve been coming to play at the Riviera since 1990 and I haven’t missed a year. I remember playing Louie Lemke for hours in the middle of the night. He put towels in the pockets so we wouldn’t have to pay the 50 cents a game (as it was then). I didn’t lose much and it was fun. Louie Lemke was a great, great guy. I have seen some “kids” play when they were young and new players like Alex Pagulayan, Corey Deuel, Gabe Owen and Nick Van Den Berg... They were tons of action and betting high. One night I watched Corey Deuel play Jon Kucharo on bar table. Each putting four and five’s on each other for hours….they were basically kids betting thousands. Corey did end up winning the money but one of the best played matches that Lucky wasn’t involved in that I had seen. They weren’t even old enough to have a beer. I thought by now Lucky would have called me. Maybe I should call him to see how things are going but… I’ll wait another day ……..I’ll go get some rest and come back find some small action…….


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ACS Nationals in THE AMERICAN CUESPORTS ALLIANCE (ACS) CONDUCTED ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO DATE WITH A RECORD $36,500 IN ADDED PRIZE MONIES DRAWING PLAYERS FROM THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA TO TWENTY-THREE DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION AT THE 2012 LUCASI HYBRID ACS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS. Over 90% of attendees chose the host hotel, the Tropicana Las Vegas, for lodging – primarily attracted by early-bird hotel rates and discounted entry fees. The Tropicana Las Vegas is near the center of the action on the Las Vegas strip, and the dates – May 5-11 – and the gorgeous setting of this renovated property have quickly won over the players as a great site for pool action! The biggest highlight of these Championships was San Antonio TX capturing four of the nine team titles up for grabs! Singles action began at the first of the week with handicapped 9-ball. Dustin Gunia of Omaha, NE, improved on his 4th place performance in 2011 by outperforming fellow Nebraskan – Chris Siefken (Lincoln, NE) – in the finals for the title by a 10-4 margin. On the distaff side, Susan Orr (Las Vegas, NV) took two sets in the final against Richmond, Kentucky’s Samantha Patton (2-5, 5-2) to earn her crown! Results from the many divisions of 8-ball singles included: Dustin Gunia performing a rare double by

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outpointing Glenn Atwell (Clay Center, KS) 7-4 in the finals ofMen’s Advanced Singles 8-Ball; Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) adding to her growing list of ACS Nationals titles with a come-from-behind, two-set finals decision over undefeated Kawania Watson (San Antonio, TX) in the Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles – 7-3/74; Richard Louapre (Jersey City, NJ) double-dipping undefeated Robert Nelson (Sycamore, IL) 5-4/5-3 for theMen’s Open 8-Ball Singles championship; Susan Orr scoring another title with a 4-2 finals defeat of Mandy Schneider-Hood (Houston, TX) for the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles laurels; undefeated Joey Glover (Virginia Beach, VA) outdistancing David Field (Calgary, AB) in the first set of the finals – 5-3 – for the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles division success; and Bernadine Crowchild (Calgary, AB) besting Arlene David (Virginia Beach, VA) by a 4-1 margin for the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles glory. In the senior-aged 8-ball singles divisions, Dennis Brown (Creston, BC) took down Claude Gragg III (Arlington, TX) in the deciding set of the finals, 5-3, for the Men’s Senior (55+) 8-Ball Singlescrown; Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) captured her third straight Women’s Senior (50+) 8-Ball Singles title by clipping Susan Kornerly (Two Rivers, WI) 4-3 in the finals; and Keith Parker (Henderson, NV) needed only one finals set to take the Super Senior (65+) Singles 8-Ball Singles title from Charles Smith (Whitesboro, TX) by a 5-2

margin! The two Scotch Doubles 8-Ball divisions included the powerhouse duo of Dustin Gunia and Jessica Frideres (each winners of their respective Advanced Singles 8-Ball divisions) defending their 2011 title in the Advanced Scotch Doubles division with a narrow 7-6 finals win over Susan Orr/Ricky White (Las Vegas, NV); while the Canadian team of Anne Sinclair/ Michael Therrien (ON)needed just one set as well to claim 4-2 victory over Grand Junction, Colorado’s Sandra Walsh and David Miles in the Open Scotch Doubles category. With the ACS schedule in the latter portion of the week allowing non-conflicting accommodation of entry into both 9-ball and 8-ball team competitions, there was still plenty of competition to keep every player involved – especially those out of the money who automatically qualified for free second-chance team divisions! In the Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Team division, Dick’s Pick[Greg Kuhl, Donnie Branson, Rocky Phipps, Fred Boggs, Lyn Wechsler and Jimmy Moore] (Las Vegas, NV) defended its 2011 title by eclipsing Virginia’s Brass Bell 13-8 in the title match. TheWomen’s Advanced 8-Ball Team division showcased Knaw Kaw Min [Becky Mowdy, Brandy Phillips, Judy Griffith, Sherry Griffin and Jan Aust] (WA) battling to a final’s win over Ontario’sEenie Meenie Miney Moe. At this point, Team Mireles from San Antonio, TX started collecting titles. In the Men’s Open 8-Ball Team competition, undefeated Team

Super Senior 8-Ball Singles Keith Parker (NV)

Mens Advanced 8-Ball Singles Glenn Atwell (WA)

Mireles [Frank Ferrer, Shane Manaole, Pat Powers, Jacob Jimenez, Rick Robles, Gerard Jimenez, Lupe Sanchez and Eric Aicinena] outdistanced New York’s Foreign Policy 13-9 in the title match. The Women’s Open 8-Ball Team division showcased the Virginia team of Footers Femme Fatale [Alena Joyce, Tiffiny Ebner, Diana Wirt and Marcia Schomburg] recovering from big deficits in two sets of the finals (2-7/4-7) to claim the top prize by 10-8/10-7 scores over Iowa’s No Balls Just Racks. The Men’s Standard 8-Ball Team division witnessed a similar rebound for eventual winner, The Tribe (BC) [Tyler Chan, Doug Narcisse, Charles Narcisse, Adam Beeds and Bill Armstrong]. In the first match of the tournament, The Tribe faced Las Vegas’s Dick’ Pick and trailed 8-12 before recovering for a 13-12 win. Dick’s Pick was not deterred and marched through the B-side of the bracket for another shot at The Tribe in the finals. Again, The Tribe was down again at 9-12, but won the last four games for the Championship by another 13-12 margin! In the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Team division, Virginia’s Inland Reef 1 [Michelle Carawan,

Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles Shawn Modelo (CA)

Tavonia Millender, Beverly Michelle Carawan, Teresa Price, Jennifer O’Brien and Ashley Hoover] took the undefeated route to the finals and repelled El Paso’s Twinz by a 10-7 margin for the crown. The 3-person 9-ball team divisions were swept by San Antonio TX! Once-defeated Team Mireles Too [Rick Robles, Shane Manaole, Pat Powers and Gerard Jimenez] took down Las Vegas’sRay’s Babys in two sets by 19-17/19-11 margins for the Men’s Advanced 9-Ball Team title. Another San Antonio team, Vito’s Ladies [Mary Ida Gamez, Elizabeth Blancas, Kawania Watson and Sophie Lopez], captured the Women’s Open 9-Ball Team laurels with a 10-8 victory over Eenie Meenie Miney Moe [ON]. In the Men’s Open 9-Ball Team category, Team Mireles [Frank Ferrer Jr., Jacob Jimenez, Lupe Sanchez and Eric Aicinena] struck again with a 19-13 finals decision over New York’s Foreign Policy (victims in the MOT8 finals as well!). In the 8th Annual ACS National Artistic Pool Championships, Connie Eddins of Santee CA. edged out the boys for the title. ACS would like to especially thank our title sponsor – Lucasi Hybrid Cues, as well

as Gary Benson and his tournament direction staff at High Country Promotions, as well as the exhibiting vendors and the host site – the Tropicana Las Vegas! The ACS Nationals is already looking to returning to the Tropicana May 11-17, 2013! The ACS is a national non-profit, member-governed association which will sanction any local pool league (whether player-run or owner-operated) via a $10 annual sanction fee. Contact the ACS at 1-888-662-1705 or www.americancuesports. org for complete information on sanctioning your league! The ACS currently sanctions leagues in 38 states and enjoys reciprocal relations with its sister organization in Canada (Canadian Cue Sport Association – CCS). Twelve state associations are affiliated to ACS; and the ACS offers a Lucasi Hybrid Midwest ACS Championships each January at the Riverside Resort & Casino in Iowa. The ACS produces a national amateur Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour each Fall thru Spring and offers certification for both instructors and referees dedicated to the sport.

Open 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Sandra Walsh and David Miles (CO)

Womens Advanced 8-Ball Team Champions - Knaw Kaw Min (WA) (L-R) Brandy Phillips, Judy Griffith, Becky Mowdy, Sherry Griffin and Jan Aust

Womens 9-Ball Singles Womens Open 8-Ball Singles Susan Orr (NV)

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Pro Shop - Smoking Lounge Private Party Facilities

Tournament 2nd Weekend of Every Month

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Last Saturday of the Month: Birthday Party - Pot Luck - BBQ

Wet T-Shirt Contest Coming Soon!!!

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Shooters Sports & Grill

Monday College Night Tuesday USPPA Tournament Wednesday Ladies Night

Sports Bar - Full Menu APA Leagues Weekly Tournaments

Located at the Public Market in Emeryville across from the Emberybay Cinema

(510) 652-9808 6005 Shellmound Emeryville, CA

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The union of these two premier and highly complementary Belgian billiard products, IWAN SIMONIS cloth and ARAMITH balls, will bring increased strength and stability to the sport as well as help to increase visibility and elevate the level of play globally. SIMONIS: Since 1680 - The most specialized textile producer for the truest playing billiard cloth ARAMITH: Since 1923 - Producer of the most technically perfect billiard balls made from true phenolic resin

Harvey’s Sun Valley Bar

The East Bay’s Finest Billiard Room

20 Beautiful Pool Tables Full Bar - Full Kitchen

Verviers, Belgium – May 21, 2012 – IWAN SIMONIS S.A./Belgium, world leader in the manufacture of billiard cloth, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SALUC S.A./Belgium, world leader in the manufacture of phenolic billiard balls, ARAMITH balls. Amateur and professional billiard players everywhere love both of these products, and both Simonis cloth and Aramith balls are sanctioned for use in the majority of championship tournaments and by tournament organizers worldwide.

12-9’ 8-7’ 1-5x10 Snooker

10226 Indiana Ave - Riverside, CA


Oasis Bar

304 N Main

Pocatello, ID


Sun 8 or(alternating) 9-Ball - 8PM $5 entry - House Matches the Pot

River Road House Monday: 9-Ball Open at 7PM

$5 entry - House matches the pot Sunday: 8-Ball ‘B’ players at 7PM

Entry: $3 + $2 green fee House matches the pot

11921 SE 22nd - Milwaukie, OR 503.653.5885


The Pocket

14 Pool Tables - Darts Foosball - Video Games

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

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


Sundays 7pm, 8ball, BCA rules Thursday 8pm,9ball, BCA rules $5 entry - House matches

5 Diamond Tables

18641 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy Beaverton, OR 503-848-8888


Live Streamer’ s links or schedules Last Saturday of every month: Floating Saturday One Pocket: TBA as it floats around each month Stream starts at 12pm (3pm est) (List of hundreds of live streamers)


Law Firm

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All times are Pacific time.

ESPN is not listing any Billiard telecasts scheduled for June

Pool at 7:30 pm Wed & Fri Karaoke Sat at 8 pm

2 Diamond Smart Pool Tables

These schedules have been provided by ESPN. These are tentative dates and are subject to change

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Jointed Cue Billiards “Still making the best burgers in town!”

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Entry $150 - $$$ added with full field 3 person team - 1 master, 1open and 1 woman - Races to 8 Contact: Ed Slade 425-238-3591 1116 Hewitt Ave - Everett, WA 425-259-3383

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San Diego,CA

Mountain View, CA

Gabriel Valdez

Levent Ertoz

APA Members take home more than $500,000 in cash and prizes at

National Singles

Championships World’s Largest Pool League Crowns Seven Amateur Champions in Las Vegas

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More than $500,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to APA members at the APA National Singles Championships held April 25 – 28 in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. The National Singles Championships consisted of both the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout Singles Championships and the Jack & Jill Doubles Championship. The final round of the 9-Ball Shootout featured three championship matches, one for

each Skill Level Tier, with two shooters in each match competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. In the Green Tier, James Rockwell of Columbus, N.J., defeated Kevin Hazlip of Orange Park, Fla. Rockwell advanced to the finals after a semifinal round victory over Sophina Placencia of Waianae, Hawaii. Hazlip advanced to the finals after defeating Courtney McIntosh of Round Rock, Texas. Placencia and McIntosh tied for 3rd Place. In the White Tier, Mike Sousa of Norton, Mass., defeated Mike Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas. Sousa defeated Christopher Garza of Brownsville, Texas, in the semifinal round to advance to the finals. Hernandez advanced to the finals by defeating Sandra Ante of Florence, Ky. Garza and Ante tied for 3rd Place. In the Black Tier, Dustin Morris of Minneapolis, Minn., defeated Levent Ertoz of Mountain View, Calif. Morris advanced to the finals after defeating James Key of Southaven, Miss., in the semifinals. Ertoz advanced to the final round match after a victory over John Torockio of Derry, Pa., in the semifinal match. Key and Torockio tied for 3rd Place. Each of the three Champions received a prize package worth $10,000. Runners-Up in each tier took home a prize package worth $5,000. Third Place finishers each received $3,000. More than 3,600 poolplayers made it to the regional level of the 9-Ball Shootout before the field was whittled down to 292 men and women competing for 9-Ball crowns in each of three skill level tiers. Nearly 6,300 APA members advanced to regional competition of the 8-Ball Classic, and 469 of those players advanced to the championship in Las Vegas. In the finals of the 8-Ball Classic, four champions each took home a prize package worth $15,000 for their performances. In the Blue Tier, Connie Kraft of East Peoria, Ill., defeated Ryan Raftery of Toledo, Ohio. Kraft defeated Stefanie Macaluso of New Port Richey, Fla., in the semifinals to advance, while Raftery defeated Ruth Chappell of Coats, N.C. Macaluso and Chappell tied for 3rd Place. In the Yellow Tier, Patrick Porter of NINE BALL 3RD PLACE Burlington, N.J., GREEN TIER defeated Kenneth Suttles of Kodak, Tenn. Porter advanced to the finals by defeating Joshua Rose of Waianae, HI


Summit, Miss., earlier in the day in the semifinal round. Suttles defeated Bradley Lancaster of Bakersfield, Calif., in the semifinals. Rose and Lancaster tied for 3rd Place. In the Red Tier, Joseph Magsaysay of Jackson, Mo., defeated Gabriel Valdez of San Diego, Calif. Magsaysay defeated Travis Fehlauer of Fayetteville, N.C., in the semifinals to advance, while Valdez defeated Josh Norris of Oklahoma City, Okla. Fehlauer and Norris tied for 3rd Place. In the Purple Tier, Cary Cass of Miami, Fla., defeated Armando Leal of San Antonio, Texas. Cass defeated Marc Horsting of Hanover Park, Ill., in the semifinal round. Leal advanced after defeating Joseph Coleman of Joelton, Tenn. Horsting and Coleman tied for EIGHT BALL 3RD PLACE 3rd Place. YELLOW TIER First place winners received cash and prizes worth $15,000. Each Runner-Up received cash and prizes worth $9,000. Third Bakersfield,CA Place finishers each received $4,000. In the annual Jack & Jill Doubles Championship, held in the MiniMania Room during the Singles Championships, Jason Fortun and Kim Nguyen of Terrytown, La., defeated Sean Higgins and Line Thibeault of Lewiston, Maine. Fortun and Nguyen took home $5,000, while Higgins and Thibeault received $3,000 as Runners-Up. Sportsmanship Awards were presented to Jina Watterworth of Lapeer, Mich., and Mike Tucci of Fresno, Calif., for outstanding conduct throughout their matches in the 9-Ball Shootout and 8-Ball Classic, respectively. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9 Ball League play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually! The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg. For more information on the American Poolplayers Association, visit


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


DAY Mondays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Boise Pocatello Boise Pocatello Emmett Pocatello Idaho Falls Pocatello Pocatello

LOCATION The Pocket Pocket The Pocket Pocket Toadstool Pocket (1st of month) Pocket Oasis Bar Pocket

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 398-7321 (208) 233-1841 (208) 525-9962 (208) 232-9347 (208) 233-1841

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open 8-Ball Open Race to 2 9-Ball Open Ladies Dbls-Race to 2 9-Ball (Scratch bucket) Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls 8/9 Ball Alternating 8/9 Ball Combination

ENTRY $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $50/team $5 $5 $5

ADDED $$$ Call $$$ $$$ $2/player $$$ $$$ Matching $$$

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Noon 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM









Tuesdays Sundays

Butte Butte

Party Palace Party Palace

(406) 723-4247 (406) 723-4247

9-Ball - DE 9-Ball - DE

$5 $5

Matching Matching

7:00PM 7:00PM

DAY Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

CITY Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

LOCATION Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up Batters Up

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

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

ENTRY $5 $5 $10 $25

ADDED Matching Matching Matching $10/player

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

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY LOCATION Spokane 7th Rail Spokane Black Diamond Sumner Log Cabin Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Everett O’Finnigan’s Pub Spokane 7th Rail Spokane Black Diamond Sumner Log Cabin Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Burien BZ’s Sport Bar Burien Good Time Ernie’s Everett O’Finnigan’s Pub Everett P C’s Pub Kenmore Golden Fleece Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Tacoma Latitude 84 Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Everett P C’s Pub Olympia Frankies Snohomish Roscoe Brady Billiards Spokane 7th Rail Tacoma Latitude 84 Lakewood Schooners Ocean Park Doc’s Tavern Snohomish Roscoe Brady Billiards Spokane 7th Rail Tacoma Latitude 84 Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Vancouver Legends Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill Lakewood Schooners Snohomish Roscoe Brady Billiards Sumner Log Cabin Tacoma Latitude 84 Vancouver Legends Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill Olympia Frankies Olympia Paulie G’s Tacoma Latitude 84 Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill

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PHONE (509) 325-7751 (253) 226-3594 (253) 863-2905 (360) 254-3729 (425) 745-4805 (509) 325-7751 (253) 226-3594 (253) 863-2905 (253) 226-3594 (206) 243-6018 (206) 248-1670 (425) 745-4805 (425) 258-9465 (253) 226-3594 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (425) 258-9465 (360) 455-0352 (360) 863-6719 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (360) 863-6719 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (253) 584-1919 (360) 863-6719 (253) 863-2905 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 455-0352 (360) 292-5108 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (253) 226-3594 (360) 254-3729 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES ENTRY Texas Holdem Poker $5 211 $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Texas Holdem Poker $10 211 $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 211 $10 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 8-Ball APA 4 & Under $5 8-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Vegas 8 Ball $5 211 $10 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) $3+$2 g.f. Poker $20 buy in 9-Ball Valley Rules $5 9-Ball $5+$2 g.f. Cribbage $6 Poker Call 9-Ball BCA rules $5 8-Ball Open $3 8-Ball $5+$2 g.f. 9-Ball Call Poker Call 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 8-Ball BCA rules $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $5/person 8-Ball $5 Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 9-Ball Race to 4-DE $10+$2 g.f. Poker Call 8-Ball $5 211 $10 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

ADDED TIME Call Call Combined 6:30PM $$$ 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call Call Combined 6:30PM $$$ 8:00PM Combined 6:15PM Matches to $100 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Combined 7:15PM Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM 50% w/8 min 7:30PM Call 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM 50% w/8 min 8:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM 50% w/8 min Call Matching 3:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Matching 7:00PM $2/player 8:00PM Matching 6:00PM No split 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 2:00PM Combined 4:00PM MEAT 2:00PM Matching 2:00PM

TOURNAMENTS DAY Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

LOCATION Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 River Road House K C Midway Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Underground Sports Bar Greek Village Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 Rodders Rodders Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill (2nd/last) Ballad Town Billiards River Road House Classics Billiards NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 653-5885 (503) 656-9501 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 848-8888 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (253) 226-3594 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 357-1111 (503) 653-5885 (253) 226-3594 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball - B & below 9-Ball Open 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables Players Choice 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 9-Ball Open 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball 8 Ball-Open Handicap 211 (3rd Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 9-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 9-Ball Open - Race to 3 Scotch Dbls-Bring partner 9-Ball BCA 3/2 DE 8-Ball ‘B’ Players 211 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

ENTRY $5+$2 g.f. FREE $5 FREE $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5-B/$10-M $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. Call $5+$3 g.f. $10 $7 $5 $3 $3 $5 $5+$3 g.f. $10+$5 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $3+$2 g.f. $10 $3M/$2W $15

ADDED $3 $3/player Matching $3/player $$$ w/9+ $3/player $3/player Call $$$ w/9+ $3 Call $5/player 100% payout $5/player Matching Matching Call Call $5/player $5/player $3 Matching 100% payout $100 Call

TIME 7:30PM Call 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM Call 2:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 5:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM

CITY Alexander WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Hi Way Lounge Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 828-3100 (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $5

ADDED 100% Matching Matching

TIME 8:30PM 2:00PM 2:00PM

Tuesdays Fridays Sundays

Sun Valley Sun Valley Sun Valley Sun Valley

Harvey’s Harvey’s Harvey’s Harvey’s

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8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball

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9-Ball Handicap 9’ Tables 9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap WorldPPA 9-Ball Open staggered entry 3 Cushion Handicap WorldPPA 8-Ball 9-Ball Handicap 9’ Tables 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap Tourny at Vinnie’s Bar WorldPPA 9-Ball/SE WorldPPA 9-Ball/SE 10-Ball Hndcp 9’ tables 9-Ball Open - Limit 32 10-Ball Open SE 10-Ball Open SE

$11 $5 $20 $20 $5-$15 $17 incl g.f. $11 $11 $10 $20 Call $11 $22 $20 $20 $10 $20

Call Call Call $100 1st Tues only $50 $100 w/20+ Call Call Call Call Call Call $100 $$$ Call Call $100

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Tournament Trail Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

Click on the MAP link online to get directions to each location

DATE CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES Jun 2 Pocatello, ID The Pocket (see ad May) (208) 233-1841 8-Ball Scotch Doubles-Hdcp Jun 3 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (p32) (503) 282-8266 Straight Pool Jun 9 Salem, OR The Cue Ball (p32) (503) 362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Jun 9 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (p31) (406) 587-9996 Chip Pool Classic Jun 16 Ogden, UT D & R Spirits (see ad May) (801) 603-5030 Women’s 8-Ball Jun 16-17 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (p32) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket - DE Jun 16-17 Tacoma, WA NWPA (p17) (206) 920-1936 9-Ball at Malarkey’s Jun 23 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (p31) (406) 587-9996 Betty Bies Benefit-Mx Sc Dbls Jun 23-24 Everett, WA Soundview (p37) (425) 259-3383 3 person team - 1 master-1 open-1 woman Jun 23-24 San Jose, CA TWCWT (p17) (510) 861-0829 9-Ball Stop #2 Jun 27 Canyonville, OR Casino Tour (p10) USD OMSD MBSD Jun 28 Canyonville, OR Casino Tour (p10) MBS MSS MDS WOS MMS Jun 29 Canyonville, OR Casino Tour (p10) WT Jun 30 Canyonville, OR Casino Tour (p10) MMT MMBT Jun 30-Jul 1 Spokane, WA Black Diamond (p5) (509) 891-8375 9-Ball Open Women’s 9-Ball Jul 1 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (p32) (503) 282-8266 Straight Pool Jul 7 Pocatello, ID The Pocket (see ad May) (208) 233-1841 8-Ball Scotch Doubles-Hdcp Jul 14 Salem, OR The Cue Ball (p32) (503) 362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Jul 14-15 Spokane, WA NWPA (p17) (206) 920-1936 9-Ball at Black Diamond Jul 20-28 Tunica, MS Southern Classic (see ad May) 9-Ball Banks One Pocket 9-Ball Jul 20-22 Tunica, MS CSI (see ad May) (702) 719-7665 8-Ball - Men’s Open Division 8-Ball - Women’s Division 8-Ball - Men’s Sr (55+) Division 8-Ball - Juniors Division

ENTRY ADDED $25+$15 g.f. Call $15 $10 $200 $10 Call $30 $300 full field $40 $400 Guar Call $750 w/33+ $20 Call $150 Call Call Call $65 $5,000 total $55 $45 $55 $55 $70 $60 $80 $150 $165 TBA $60 $1,000 w/64 $25 $200 w/32 $15 $25+$15 g.f. Call $10 $200 Call $500 min. Online $10,000 total Online Online $50+$25 fees $3,000-1st w/64 $50+$25 fees $500-1st w/16 $50+$25 fees $1,000-1st w/32 FREE (w/8) Prizes-Entry

TIME 11:00AM 11:00AM 10:00AM Call 10:00AM 1:00PM Call Call Call Call 3:00PM 3:00PM 3:00PM 9:00AM Noon Noon Noon 3:00PM 8:00PM 9:00AM 9:00AM 9:00AM Call 11:00AM 11:00AM 10:00AM Call Online Online Online Noon Noon Noon Noon

Jul 21-22 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (p32) (650) 965-3100 Jul 23-25 Tunica, MS CSI (see ad May) (702) 719-7665 Jul 28 Boise, ID The Pocket (p26) (208)-375-2474 Aug 4 Pocatello, ID The Pocket (see ad May) (208) 233-1841 Aug 5 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (p32) (503) 282-8266 Aug 11 Salem, OR The Cue Ball (p32) (503) 362-9740 Aug 18-19 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (p32) (650) 965-3100 Aug 18-19 Sacramento, CA TWCWT (p17) (510) 329-3566 Aug 30-Sep 3 Scottsdale, AZ BCAPL (see ad May) Sep 22-23 Modesto, CA TWCWT (p17) (510) 329-3566 Oct 20-21 Emeryville, CA TWCWT (p17) (510) 329-3566 Nov 17-18 San Francisco, CA TWCWT (p17) (510) 329-3566

$40 $400 Guar $50+$25 fees $3,000-1st w/64 $50+$25 fees $500-1st w/16 $50+$25 fees $1,000-1st w/32 FREE (w/8) Prizes-Entry $20 (no g.f.) $200 w/32+ $25+$15 g.f. Call $15 $10 $200 $40 $400 Guar Call Call Varies $6,000 Call Call Call Call Call Call

1:00PM Noon Noon Noon Noon Noon 11:00AM 11:00AM 10:00AM 1:00PM Call Online Call Call Call

Jul 21-22

Reno, NV

TWCWT (p17)

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The Break June Issue 2012  

The Pool Players Best Source of Information has all the results from Las Vegas. BCAPL, APA and ACS National results, along with the U.S. Ope...

The Break June Issue 2012  

The Pool Players Best Source of Information has all the results from Las Vegas. BCAPL, APA and ACS National results, along with the U.S. Ope...