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LINCOLN CITY, OR Pacific American CueSports held their Regional Tournament at Chinook Winds, April 30-May 4, 2014. It was a great tournament and everyone had a very good time. The players showed up to do battle on the tables, and battle they did. We had numerous new players at the tournament and it was great to meet and greet them and welcome them to the tournament. It is always fun to see new players and put names to the faces. What a great group of people. As for the tournament itself, it ran like clockwork. Karen Brown ran the brackets and did the scheduling of tables and did an excellent job. Many thanks go out to her for all her hard work. Pat Mowdy, Craig Arnold and Steve Peterson also did a great job refing, and out thanks go out to them for a job well done also. Leagues will soon be starting in July. If you would like to play and get qualified for the Regional Tournament, please check our website (PacificACS. org), and contact a league operator that is in your area or that best fits your needs. If you cannot find a league operator in your area, feel free at anytime to contact Judy Griffith (360) 892-7454, and she will help you find a league or help you to start a league. Again, we are very proud to be at Chinook Winds and are looking forward to a long and lasting working relationship with them with the help and support of our players. We would also like to thank those players who have supported us all along. We do greatly appreciate every single one of you. We feel that we do have the greatest group of players around.

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Living my dream

Rob Randolph, Trindy Randolph, Nick Ruskaup, Brittany Randolph, Alex Ruskaup and Sarina Regalado

The Wreck Room Saloon in Federal Heights, Colorado is a great place to play pool! Owners Rob and Trindy Randolph have taken care in providing the pool player with great equipment ( 7 Diamond Smart Tables with Diamond lights), along with great food and a great atmosphere. While visiting Colorado last month, I had the opportunity to go to The Wreck Room and talk to Rob in person. Here are some of the things he had to say. YOU MENTIONED THAT THE WRECK ROOM WAS YOUR DREAM - PLEASE EXPLAIN? It has always been a dream of mine to own a business. Given that I have been an avid pool player for close to 30 years now, it seemed a good fit that I would own a pool hall / bar. I suffered a heart attack at the age of 42 and decided that it was time to follow my dream. As my best friend always tells me, this is not a dress rehearsal and you only live once. WHEN DID YOU OPEN? The Wreck Room Saloon officially opened in September of 2012. Since that

time we have continued to upgrade everything from the kitchen to the pool room. We put in Diamond tables in November of 2013 and we have plans to continue with the upgrades. WHY DID YOU PICK DIAMOND TABLES? Over the years, pool has been notorious for recycling the same old equipment over and over again. Players are expected to absorb increases in table price, league dues, sanctions and even food and drink prices. Yet, they are also expected to play on the same equipment they have been playing on for 20+ years. I felt very strongly that the players in my area deserved new and better

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compliment us for our friendly staff or let us know that they really enjoy spending time in our establishment.

WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE? I have two visions for the future. First and foremost is to survive. While that may not seem overly aggressive, pool rooms in my area, as well as around the country, are constantly going out of business. The second, and definitely more aggressive vision, is to expand our current location or open a second location. As I mentioned earlier, my mission is to provide players with a superior place to play pool on superior equipment. The more I can offer the players, the better.

The Wreck Room is the premier tavern and pool hall in the North Denver Metro area. Not only can you play pool but The Wreck Room also offers poker on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with great dealers, prizes and tournaments. Pool league players are welcome to play in their APA, NAPA and VNEA leagues, qualify to go to Nationals in Las Vegas and have a great time every week competing against other players. If you don’t have a team they will help you find one. A special open scotch doubles tournament is held the 3rd Saturday of every month, with added money based on the number of entries, BCA rules, race to 3 (subject to change), $20 entry - sign up at 11am - play starts at noon. Karaoke is a big hit on Friday night starting at 7pm, come join the fun and sing along or just relax and enjoy the music from their internet jukebox. Stopping by in the summertime - don’t like to be cooped up inside - you may find everybody outside at the outdoor bar on the patio, enjoying some summer fun. Whatever you like to do they are doing it at The Wreck Room. The staff is awesome, the food is great and the Diamond pool tables can’t be beat. The bar has a huge selection of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy along with their tasty bar food. Don’t miss a minute of fun at The Wreck Room, 2695 W 92nd Ave (just 3 blocks east of Federal), Federal Heights, CO or give them a call at 303-412-0257.

WHAT LEAGUES DO YOU HAVE? We currently have APA, NAPA, VNEA and our own in house leagues. Currently we have over 30 teams that call The Wreck Room Saloon home. Our in house leagues are growing in popularity due to our payout structure and the awards we present the players. I am working to sanction our in house leagues with the BCA and hope to have this complete in 2014. NAMES OF EVERYONE IN THE PHOTO, LEFT TO RIGHT, STARTING WITH YOU. Rob Randolph, Trindy Randolph, Nick Ruskaup, Brittany Randolph, Alex Ruskaup and Sarina Regalado (not pictured, but still part of our awesome staff are April Souther, Fez Moya and Vegas Santana). We take a great deal of pride in our staff. ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? As a final note, I would like to add The Wreck Room Saloon is about people. We pride ourselves on offering pool players, as well as all patrons, a place where they feel welcome, safe and comfortable to enjoy themselves. For me personally, nothing provides a greater sense of accomplishment than to have someone

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of the format and rules for the day were announced, the 37 participants began what would become a full day of competition. For the first time, the season began by adding a combination 8-Ball/9-Ball KickOff event. The tour is composed of many 8-ball players and we felt this would be a great opportunity to celebrate the sport and give them a chance to play their favorite game. One set to three of each game (8- and 9-ball) would be played. The winner of the lag would choose whether they would get the first break or choose the first game. Players would alternate breaks. If the players tied with one win each of the two sets, there would be a sudden-death match (race to one). Once again, the players would lag (winner choosing break or game). The board and the sponsors all wanted to make this event extra special. Our main sponsor, Tiger, donated their Impact Break Cue, as well as many other of their great products. Our newest sponsor, Ozone Billiards, donated cue Denise Domingo cases for this and our remaining tour stops. These donated items were raffled off on Sunday. Karen Markulis, owner of Hard Times, donated use of the billiard SACRAMENTO, CA room and added $1,000 for our special event’s prize Hard Times Billiards opened their doors to the money. women of the Tiger West Coast Women’s 9 Ball Our new tournament director, Emilyn Callado, Tour for the first time this year on May 24th and 25th. did a fantastic job. She not only kept an efficient Once registrations, introductions and explanation

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Throw Out the Throw

by Tom Simpson © February 2013 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com

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Throw – friend or foe? While throw is the likely culprit in most misses by amateurs, it also makes a lot of shots and position plays possible. Friend and foe. This article assumes you have a basic understanding of throw. You should be clear that it’s a friction effect between colliding balls. It causes object balls to leave the moment of impact on a slightly different track than would be expected by those who assume “ghostball” is the full truth of ball behavior. You should understand there are two flavors of throw – collision-induced and spin-induced – and have a pretty good grasp of how it all works. To the extent you’re clear on how it works, you can make appropriate aim adjustments to compensate for the throw effects. You can also take advantage of the effects to accomplish shots and position results in a variety of ways. The problem? The rules of throw are science. Putting it all together successfully at the table is art. It’s the wellimagined execution of your personal dance with all the elements of the shot. It’s creative and personal. And there’s the rub (pun intended). When we are making adjustments for throw in order to sink a ball, there is much to consider. If we don’t properly consider all the factors, there’s a good chance of missing the shot. Throw as foe. Great players, especially in games like straight pool, take every opportunity to “take the throw out of the shot.” What does that mean? Shot-making is much easier when throw is reduced or eliminated. The object ball path is much more precisely predictable. This means fewer misses. Less risk. Fewer bad surprises. Taking the throw out of a shot means eliminating or reducing the friction effects. The object ball goes where it would go based on the ghostball principle – down the line of centers of the cueball and object ball at impact. No guessing. So let’s look at a few ways to git’r done. • Clean the balls: The cleaner, shinier, and slipperier the balls are, the less friction between them. Some top straight pool players wax their ball set prior to trying for high runs. Less friction, less throw, more accuracy and consistency. Polish your ball set and reduce throw. • Clean your cueball: Every time you get the opportunity to touch the cueball (new game, scratch, ball-in-hand, etc.), give it a wipe. You’ll see chalkmarks on the ball. If one of those chalkmarks happens to become the contact point when the cueball smacks

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another ball, the friction between the balls increases dramatically. The cueball tries to climb the object ball and throw undercuts the ball. An ugly miss. Clean your ball. • Roll your cueball: This is the biggest tip, for several reasons. Foremost is the fact that a rolling cue ball throws less (collision-induced throw) than a skidding ball and is easier to control. Also worth knowing is that a backspinning ball actually throws the object ball even less than roll, but backspin is much harder to control. Skid (stun) throws the most. And consider the fact that a rolling ball does not curve. The sooner your cueball is in full natural roll, the straighter it’s going. Draw and stun are both skidding shots, meaning that if you hit anything but dead perfect on the vertical axis of the cueball, your ball can curve. Roll your ball. • Gearing english: So-called “gearing english” is the perfect amount of outside english to effectively cancel out the effects of collision-induced throw. In other words, we’re using spin-induced throw to neutralize the collision-induced throw. Very difficult to be accurate, but the concept is certainly valid and useful. The more general point here is that a little outside english can help in some cases. When the CB and OB are fairly close together, squirt and swerve become negligible, and this type of shot is quite reasonable. Know your skills. • Bias your tip: Some players try to set up their shots with their tip a hair to one side or the other of the vertical axis. Their reasoning is that they want to know, if they err, which side it will be. A little bit of “helping english” (outside) can take some of the throw out of the shot. • Speed: It’s a tradeoff. The softer you shoot, the more throw. The harder you shoot, the smaller the pocket becomes and the farther the cueball travels. It’s your call. • Cheat the pocket: This is a different way of taking the throw out. Aim to cut the ball toward the far side of the pocket, rather than the center. In other words, over-cut a little. This doesn’t reduce throw, but it is a way to allow for it. Throw out the throw when you can. Make more shots. Run more balls. Truth is stranger than friction.

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On The Road with ... C J Wiley I’ll always remember that lesson...

http://www.cjwiley.com Back in the early 80s, “Omaha John” and I were touring around on a road trip and ended up in a small bar in South Carolina. The owner of the bar was a BIG gambler and would take the 5 and the break from anyone playing on the bar table with the Big Cue Ball. We had been going through a tough time and I was “breaking even” with everyone. Usually I would get ahead, then start “letting up,” they would come back, “get even” and quit. This was getting annoying and I was beginning to question if I had enough “heart,” to be a champion player. This was a big thing in the gambling days, if you have the heart to close someone out. To put them away. And it was happening again, I had got up over 2k for $200 a game and now we raised it to $300. a game and the guy beat me 7 IN A ROW and we were just $100. winner. Omaha John came up to me and said “if you’re ever going to be a great road player you better do it now. I’m not out here “for my health,” I have a wife and kid at home and I have to win, breaking even is for

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“suckers!” He was serious, so, standing my cue against a near by stool, I stopped playing and went to the bathroom - it was “now or never,” I thought, looking in the mirror, starring straight into my own eyes - “do you really want to be a pool player, do you really have what it takes?” I hesitated slightly, waiting for the answer to come from my “Inner Self ”..... not the answer I wanted to hear, I HAD to know the truth....I needed to know and my life would change from that moment. Finally the answer had come - I knew in my “heart of hearts” that the moment had arrived. “The Moment of Truth,” I couldn’t be a sucker, “stuck” at my current level, struggling to break even and making up excuses. There was only one choice - to become a winner and break out of that “victim level” and do whatever it would take to learn the Truth about pool and what it takes to be the best. I made that decision right then because I had to. And it’s a decision that continues because life’s much more

about the “journey,” than the “destination.” Life is the best teacher, and at that moment my life was the game and for an instant they melded into One... The Game is the Teacher! Often times we are held back because we don’t need to win, we don’t have to get better. I didn’t have the luxury that day and I thank Omaha John for putting me in a situation where I had to be honest with myself. No one else matters when you’re trying to get to the “next level,”{in life} it’s all about ourselves.... it’s about looking ourselves in the mirror and “real eyesing” that the answer we’ve been searching for is not outside, it’s inside ourselves. I went back out there and was like an entirely different person. John had been telling me to stop spinning my ball and playing low percentage shots....so I did. Others had made comments about my game that I had ignored because of my ego, so I incorporated those suggestions too - my perception had changed, the Game had given me a vital spiritual experience.

his energy. I didn’t care what it took I made myself shoot the correct shot, in the right way and forgot forever my childish reasons for not playing the Game correctly. To be a Champion at anything we must keep doing “the next right thing,” whether we like it or not. Looking back I can’t help but think the chains of mediocrity had been broken, and I had started to become a player. From that moment on I had a “6th Sense” about pool and knew what I HAD to practice to improve and what I needed to ignore. “The chain breaks at it’s weakest link” and that became the motto of my practice routines. I’ll always remember that lesson Omaha John Shuput and the Game taught me in that bar in South Carolina.... and the mirror that reflected what I needed to have “eyes that could see my self ”. ‘The Game is the Inner Teacher’ www.cjwiley.com Next Month: Catalyst of a great stroke

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Easy Angles Off the Rails

Bob Jewett

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In my last two columns I outlined one of the best drills for learning to play position. With two spots on the table (A and B), you figure out how to pocket a ball on the first spot (A) and take the cue ball to the second spot (B) with the cue ball placed to make the shot easy. The first level of the drill is to use no cushions, so for positions A and B1 the easiest choice for me is to play the ball into pocket C and draw the cue ball straight to B1. You may find it easier to place the cue ball for a shot into pocket E and use a slight angle and center ball to “stun” over to B1. In any case, you should try as many pockets as possible to get from A to B1 without a cushion. The particular choice of A as the first point will give you lots of long shots. The next level is to use one cushion to get from A to B. For B1, you could just roll the ball into pocket C and come off the cushion at E with the appropriate placement of the cue ball (not shown -- work it out for yourself ). How many different pocket and cushion pairs are workable? Try each of the paths a few times to get a feel for where the cue ball needs to be and the spin to use, if any. A final part of the drill is to use two or more cushions to get the position. In general it’s better not to use a lot of rails to position the cue ball but sometimes either the layout of the table or the place the cue ball ended up forces more cushion contacts and you need to be ready for them. One twocushion path from A to B1 is shown. Can you find at least one more that would be a reasonable path if simpler paths were blocked by other balls? When working with two or more cushions on this drill, you should be thinking about two main aspects: what angle and spin makes the path easiest, and what is the whole range of possible locations that can be made to work for a particular path. For the “short” path shown from A to B1, the cue ball can be anywhere from about X to Y and the cue ball can be adjusted with draw into the right line. The position I prefer and would probably take with ball in hand is near X where the cue ball can be hit more softly due to the larger cut angle. That would be a poor choice to try to place the cue ball from the previous shot because if you leave the cue ball just a few inches northwest of the location shown you have safed yourself. Also, if you leave the cue ball half way between X and Y the shot is very difficult to reach for a right-handed player. A less dangerous position is the longer shot shown where the cue ball can be reached from the end of the table. If you leave the cue ball anywhere within a foot left or right of that position, the shot is not much harder. Work out the whole range of cue ball positions that will work for you to get the short path shown.

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When a ball is near the pocket, such as at A, multi-rail position is easier as you can adjust the side spin to get different angles without much fear of missing. Can you also get to B2 as shown from both cue ball positions shown? Can you change the side spin to get the full range of angles off the second cushion for other B positions between B1 and B2? Mostly that should be done with just left or right side spin and a rolling cue ball. Remember that the main point of the multi-rail part of the drill is to get a feeling for the easy paths off cushion and learning the natural paths for the cue ball.

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BY: MICHAEL K GLASS

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What Is It, and Why Should You Play?

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

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American Rotation is a fresh take on a traditional game, created by Joe Tucker. The rules are simple: Strike the lowest ball on the table first, pocketing any called ball. Collect points through each rack, and the first person to reach the agreed upon goal (140 is the current American Billiard Club standard) is the winner. Balls 1 through 10 are worth a point each, and the 11 through 15 are worth two. There are 20 points available per rack. I asked Joe why he created this game. He told me that Filipino players are some of the best players in the world, and most of them cut their teeth on 15-ball rotation, a very difficult game in its own right. Joe wanted to introduce America to the game to help us catch up and “get us back on track.” Joe wanted to create a new billiards tour in which players from around the country could compete in a challenging game without all of the politics and in-fighting that seems to be prevalent today. He spent a couple of years testing and perfecting, and has finally unleashed the tour upon us. The American Billiard Club is now in its third season, and seems to be gaining momentum! Let’s look at what makes this tour different, and why you should consider joining! The rules were modified in ways to promote fairness, reduce the luck factor significantly, and reward good play. Rule: Breaker gets ball in hand after the break, no matter what happens: The break can be a big factor in many games, and the outcome of the rack can often depend on where the cue ball ends up on the table. By allowing ball-in-hand, the breaker can focus on getting a good spread of the rack to start her run. To make this rule fair, players lag for the first break, and alternate breaks for the rest of the game. Rule: Call your shot (ball and pocket), call your safeties: How many times has your opponent missed a shot, but ended up lucking out and leaving you with a difficult to impossible shot? This rule eliminates this possibility by allowing you to give the shot back to him. If he calls a safety, but a ball is pocketed, you can make

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him shoot the next shot. If you choose to shoot, then the points for the pocketed ball(s) belong to you! This rule eliminates two-way shots (“if I miss, he’ll have trouble making the next shot”), which some may see as a bad thing. Joe’s thinking on this was to design American Rotation to reward good shot- and decision-making, and put more pressure on the shooter. Rule: 1 point for balls 1-10, 2 points for balls 11-15: Pressure, pressure, pressure! Joe tested making all balls 1 point, as well as 2 points for 1-5 instead. He discovered that making the last 5 balls 2 points each put more pressure on the players to focus on finishing their runs. Give up the last 5 balls, and you might end up with a 10-10 tie instead of a 20-0 lead! Rule: Jumps are allowed only with your playing cue: Let’s face it: Jumping is cool. But with today’s specialized cues, it has become less of a challenge, and has made safety play much more difficult. Joe wanted to reward good safety play, as well as teach Americans to kick better. How many amazing 3-rail kick shots have you seen Efren Reyes pull off? Joe wants us to practice and learn this. The game was introduced to help make Americans more competitive. Imagine this: You have become proficient at 10-ball, and can run a rack almost 50% of the time. You then sign up for a tournament to play 6-ball. How many racks do you think you’ll run now? Joe’s theory is that that is how many Filipino players, who grew up playing Rotation, feel about coming to America to play 9-ball! Joe also had this say: An added bonus of AR is that players appear to get along better with each other. They are focused more on the table and their opportunities, and are spending less time worried about the luck of the break and the luck of their opponent’s misses, which are now received with a smile and “Shoot again”. Here’s what I want you to do: Go to www. americanbilliardclub.com and check out what they have to say. (continued on page 24)

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DOUBLE-CROSSED

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 poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

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It was a beautiful spring day in Lexington, Kentucky.  The 2013-14 Bluegrass BCA Pool League season was in full swing and my team was in the middle of playing an 8-Ball match at Silver Cue Billiards.  My teammates Dean Lawson, Kenny Tran, Doug Pulliam and Phillip Jones were all in attendance to help our team maintain a first place ranking. I was 4-0 on the evening when team captain, Phillip Jones, called me to the table to compete in what was scheduled to be my final game.  My opponent was Charles Hackworth, a very strong local player, capable of running out from almost any position.  I knew it was going to be a tough game and I couldn’t afford to make any mistakes if I wanted to leave Lexington with a perfect 5-0 record.

As I broke the balls, it appeared that I was going to have an easy run-out. I calmly began plucking solid balls from the table. However, my run-out went awry as I attempted to play position on my last solid ball.  I was slightly hooked behind the side of my opponents 14 and since the 8 was tied up on the opposite end of the table I knew I was in some serious trouble. At first, I thought about trying to jump or masse around the 14 but with the 8 being tied up there was no reward in pocketing the ball.  I knew I had to do something creative.  The only way for me to win the game would be to play safe and hope for a miracle.  My only chance would be to return to the table with a clear shot on the 6 with

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an opportunity to break out the 8. The problem was how do you play safe?  My opponent had 7 stripes on the table and I had one solid ball.  Clearing off all of your balls without running out is usually fatal, especially when pitted against someone as skilled as Hackworth.   As I surveyed the situation, I knew it was going to be a difficult undertaking.  My only clear option was to shoot the 6 at a slow speed crossing it in front of the cue ball (leaving it in the position of the green arrow) hoping to block Hackworth from directly contacting any of his balls.  This option game me a realistic chance to return to the table with a decent shot.  The key is to cut the 6 slightly to the left with the correct speed (leaving the cue ball in the position of the black arrow).  If the shot was struck either too hard or too soft then I would leave Charles with an easy shot which would most likely cost me the game. I am happy to say that I executed the shot perfectly.  After executing the shot one of my teammates said, “Anthony, you really doublecrossed ‘em on that shot.”  I had Charles blocked from hitting any of his balls directly.  When he returned to the table, he kicked at one of his stripes leaving me with a long straight in shot on the 6.  This time my shot on the 6 allowed me to draw my cue ball straight back and possibly break out the 8. Once again I stepped up to the table and executed the shot perfectly.  The cue ball drew all the way back to the

end rail then rebounded into the 12. I was left with an easy straight in shot for the win. Charles then approached the table and politely conceded the game.  As I walked away, I knew I was very fortunate.  I had captured victory from almost certain defeat.  Thoroughly weighing your options effectively can be a powerful ally.  Sometimes it may seem like you don’t have a chance to win.  However, great players are masters at creating something from nothing.  So the next time you are at the table in what appears to be a no win scenario, don’t be double-crossed look for ways to be creative.  Sometimes you have to manipulate the table to turn a losing proposition into a fighting chance to win.

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Rack’em of Medford Oregon Kicks Off New Era in Southern Oregon Billiards Written by John Schneider Rack’em Billiards in Old Town Medford Oregon hosted the first annual Spring Nine Ball Rack’em Shootout. The event kicks off a new era in nine ball handicapping for individual play on nine foot tables. Dave Smith has been the owner of Rack’em in downtown Medford for more than 20 years. He features well-maintained Diamond Professional and Brunswick Gold Crown tables. He is teaming up with Mike Morang and others to keep the Rack’em Monday night nine ball tournament alive after a setback in the WorldPPA pool organization. The WorldPPA pool organization was centered in the San Francisco bay area. Bob Beaulieu, owner of the WorldPPA organization has announced his resignation from the league with no news at this time of a replacement promoter, organizer, and statistic keeper. Medford, Oregon was the North most city of the organization and many members of Rack’em enjoyed traveling to Reno, Nevada for the annual nine ball shootout event. Rack’em will maintain its own weekly handicapped tournaments. The new system has been developed in similar fashion to the World system. The Rack’em Spring Shootout ended on a high note with Darren Peterson placing first with a prize of $250,second was Mike Morang with a prize of $150 and third was Eric Cole with a prize of $100. The field of players spanned from cities north to Grants Pass and south to Yreka, California On a sadder note, the recent death of Phil Sweet 82 years old was in our hearts. Phil played pool right up to time of his death. A tribute to Phil was scribed for all time - on the diamond table he hated to play on (tight pockets).

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Download the rules, and get your friends to play a few games. If you like it, consider joining the tour at your local room (you only need 8 players). The fees are nominal, and all of the money paid into it is given back to the players. I am not being paid to endorse this tour. I am playing in it myself, at Crown Billiards out of San Ramon, CA. I look forward to making it to the Nationals, and hope to see many of you there! Joe Tucker is not looking to make money on this, either. He wants to create a new tour that is self-sustaining, makes it financially easier on travelling players, and focuses more on developing skill and having fun. They are looking to qualify 32 players, from 32 regions (1 out of every 16 players) to send to Nationals. Every player qualified for Nationals automatically gets $1000. One last note from Joe: With the tremendous help and backing of Mark Griffin of CSI and Don Owen of OB 9614 E Sprague Spokane, WA 99206 509-891-8357

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Cues, American Billiard Club was born out of love for the game and an effort to make competing on a national level financially viable. We lose many high level players that are forced to choose between leading a sensible and responsible lifestyle or pursue their passion for pocket billiards; ABC offers them the opportunity to stay in the game while leading a responsible life. Many players have been complaining about the lack of a legitimate tour that isn’t trying to pull the dreams of riches from the players’ pockets. Here is your chance, players, to make something good happen. As Joe himself says: Put up or shut up! For more information and rules about the American Billiard Club and American Rotation, and to find out how to bring the American Billiard Club Tour to your pool room, visit http://www.americanbilliardclub.com. I will attempt to answer any questions you may have as well. You can reach me at pool@mikekglass.com, or Joe Tucker at jttenball@gmail.com.

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DANA AFT Debra Aarens, Denise Domingo Dana Aft, Lindsey Dorn On the one-loss side the four players were: Eleanor Callado, Stephanie Hefner Kirsten Karim, Leslie Bernardi Our tour has a lot of players who tend to dominate Sunday’s top 8 year after year. This event was an exception. Two of the four winners’ side finalists were brand new to our tour; Debra Aarens and WPBA participant, Dana Aft. The other two finalists were Denise Domingo and Lindsey Dorn. Denise’s best finish prior to this tournament was 9th-12th, and Lindsey’s was 5th/6th. It was exciting to see new faces competing in Sunday’s finals. On the one-loss side we had top 8 regulars Eleanor Callado, Stephanie Hefner and Leslie Bernardi, as well as for the first time, Kirsten Karem. Eleanor beat Stephanie, and would then lose to Debra Aarens, taking 5th/6th. Leslie beat Kirsten and then lost to Lindsey, finishing 5th/6th as well. Denise beat Debra, sending her to the one-loss side. Denise then lost to Dana Aft when they met for the hot seat. Debra lost to Lindsey taking 4th place. Denise would then win her match against Lindsey, who took 3rd place, and returned to challenge Dana for 1st place.

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The first race was 8-ball, which Denise won 5-3, and the second race was 9-ball, which Dana won 5-1. For the sudden death match, 8-ball was chosen. Dana managed to run out all of her balls early on, but did not have a clear shot on the 8 ball. She tried to make a narrow cut in the side pocket and missed, allowing Denise to the table. Denise pocketed a few balls, missed, and then left Dana another tough shot on the 8. Dana missed, and Denise was able to run out. Overall it was a very successful event. A lot of games of pool were played and many new players got to experience our tour. We had quite a few tour regulars who finished higher than they ever had before. Denise Domingo is a tour regular as well as our live streaming operator. Our official photographer and tour newcomer, Naomi Manuel, finished in the money for the first time at 9th-12th. Unfortunately, no one was there to capture any photos. We are looking forward to another great and challenging season! A quick note to anyone interested in earning an invitation to the Regional Tour Championship (RTC): The guidelines state that all players must have played in at least half of your tour’s season before November 15th. This means that you must

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CHALK TALK Sponsored by: Master Chalk A COMING OF AGE BY: DON AKERLOW

THE SKY IS NO LIMIT

This month I thought I would do something different. In the month’s past I have shared my views and opinions. This month I want to do something different. I was on AZBilliard forum and came across this letter from Mike Dechaine. Of late he has been playing some very great pool as he is on the cover of the June Issue of Stroke Pool Magazine. When the Mosconi Team was announced my first thoughts were, where was Mike Dechaine? Below you will find his thoughts.

A big thank you to all who have supported me and to those who might not have, to them I say please keep an eye on me and maybe I will earn your support, as well. I promise I will try hard. I also want to thank Snookers, RI and OB cues, thank you guys for giving me a chance. And the other biggest understatement ever: I love pool!

A Letter from Mike Dechaine - 05-28-2014, 09:28 PM I thought it best to let a little time pass from when Mark Wilson announced his picks for the players he’ll consider to be on this year’s Mosconi Cup team.

Sincerely, Mike Dechaine

To say my not making his list stung would be one of the biggest understatements ever. There has been a lot of speculation as to why I was excluded but I think at this point, those reasons matter much less than the fact that I didn’t make it on. I have always been a player who wears his emotions on his sleeve for all to see. I am a fierce competitor and I feel like I have a real chance to win in every match I play. I know that I can be hard on myself, and others, during the heat of competition. I’m 26 years old. Everyone has to face disappointments in their lives and I’m no different. I am learning, however, that how we respond to adversity can help define who we are. I’m working on better ways to channel my emotions toward the positive. My plan going forward will be to stay positive while I keep trying to play the best pool of my life.

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FULL NAME: Sergio Rivas NICKNAME: Sergio “The Show” Rivas HOME TOWN: Milwaukee, Wisconsin BIRTH DATE: June 14th, 1999 GRADE: 9th GPA: 2.3 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Mathematics POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Cue Club of Wisconsin WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Jacoby Costom Cue AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 10 years old LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: 14 & Under Junior National Championship Super Billiards Expo Semi Finalist Open Division MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Super Billiards Expo Pro Division SPONSOR(S): Cue Club of Wisconsin FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Eminem HOBBIES: Producing/ Recording Hip-Hop music FAVORITE POOL GAME: 10 ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Efren Reyes FAVORITE FOOD: Philly cheese steak FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Realizing what makes me happy GOALS (personal and/or career): To be the best pool player to ever live ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I’m not just a pool player, Im a entertainer I put on a show for the crowd

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Black Diamond Billiards, Spokane, WA On Saturday May 10th 30 players made the trip to Spokane to compete for the 1st place prize of $650. It was Race to 7 both sides with BCA rules and winner break. With an entry of $60 for men and $50 for women 3 women braved the tough field. Mary Coffman took the honors of top lady and $50 that came with it. Bob Zack and Todd Marsh ran through the A-side meeting for the point match with Bob taking home the victory. Mean while on the B-side Stan Tourangeau and Chadd Olson were playing rounding out the top 4. Stan came away with the victory leaving Chadd with 4th place and Stan going on to meet Todd for the 2nd time in this tournament. Todd claimed victory again leaving Stan with a 3rd place finish and Todd on to meet Bob Zack. It was getting late on Sunday and with both players facing a long drive home the decided to split the winning and get on the road. (file photo:) BOB ZACK As always huge thank you goes out to all of the players who support our events and The Black Diamond, and their wonderful staff for hosting and supporting the tournaments.

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CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (May 3, 2014) – CSI is proud to present the OB Challenge: Mike Dechaine / Corey Deuel vs. Francisco Bustamante / Efren Reyes. This exciting match will take place July 21, 2014 during the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Those in participating in the BCAPL or USAPL National Championships can watch for free in person or via direct live stream feed in their hotel room. Those not in attendance can watch via pay-per-view at http://www.playcsipool. com/LiveStreaming.aspx. This will be a scotch doubles 8-Ball match in which the players will be wearing microphones and will be allowed to communicate during the match. This will be a great opportunity for fans to hear these superstars discuss their thoughts and strategies throughout.

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Win Jim’s Money The May “Win Jim’s Money” Tournament at the Cue Ball in Salem, OR hosted 45 players, with several new faces joining the fray. Some of the players travelled more than 100 miles round trip to vie for the $ 260 1st place prize. The Cue Ball thanks you for your participation. 1st place went to Randy Baker. Randy got dumped into the losers bracket in his 2nd match and had to fight through 8 matches to get into the finals, where he met Ron Miller. Miller had battled through his matches to gain his spot in the finals. This was the 1st time Miller had made it into the money in his 4 years of trying. After waiting for almost 2 and ½ hours, his

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game deserted him when he needed it the most. Baker quickly dispatched Miller in the 1st match, 9 – 1. The 2nd match proved no different and Baker had his victory and the $ 260 1st place prize. Ron Miller, although disappointed was happy with 2nd and his $ 160. Ray L. took 3rd and $90.00. Apparently the 3 R’s ARE important, As Randy, Ron and Ray took the top 3 spots. The next tourney is scheduled for June 14. BE THERE!

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file photo by: Don Akerlow from: AZBilliards.com Liz Cole's victory at the third stop on the Northwest Women's Pool Association Tour jumped her up six slots on the 2014 tour rankings, into second place. Jing Liu, who entered the tournament at the top of the rankings, maintained that position

by chalking up 30 ranking points, in the tie for 17th place. Kim Toops, entering in the #3 slot, also finished in that tie, and dropped to fourth, when Cole moved ahead of her. Cole, winner of three stops on the NWPA Tour in 2013, picked up her first in 2014 at the May 3-4, $500-added event that drew 29 entrants to Ballad Town Billiards in Forest Grove, OR. Cole's path to the finals made two initial stops on the winners' side of the bracket, with victories over Gretchen Sziebert, a shutout, and Stacy Eilts 6-2, before running into Mary Olson, who defeated her 6-4. The victory moved Olson into a winners' side semifinal against Kira North. Fran Johnson and Sheila Clarksquared off in the other. North survived a double hill fight against Olson, as Clark downed Johnson 6-3. North claimed the hot seat 6-4 over Clark and waited on Cole. Cole moved over and just did get by Suzanne Smith 6-5, before shutting out Juliana Goodman and drawing Johnson. Olson picked up Suwanna Matarazzo, who'd been sent to the losers' bracket by Goodman and then, defeated Patricia Tipton, Adrianne Beach, Natalie Seal, and, in a live-stream broadcast, Rebecca Slyter 6-4, to draw Olson. Cole eliminated Johnson 6-1, earning herself a rematch in the quarterfinals against Olson, who'd defeated Matarazzo 6-3. Cole had the last say in a double hill contest, and then, defeated Clark 6-3 in the semifinals. In a single race-to-9 final, Cole defeated North 9-4 to claim the event title.

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APA NATIONAL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS World’s Largest Pool League Crowns Eight Amateur Champions in Las Vegas

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (May 20, 2014) — More than $600,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to APA members at the APA National Singles Championships held May 1 – 4 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, 8-Ball and 9-Ball Doubles Championships and the Wheelchair Challenge. 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, Mackenzie Hoover of Walkerton, Ind., defeated Mona Mendoza of New Iberia, La. Rita Singh of Kitchener, Ontario, and Rebecca Norgan of Round Rock, Texas, finished

finishers each received $3,000 in cash and prizes. Robyn Thrash of Arlington, Texas, was awarded the Sportsmanship Award in the 9-Ball Shootout. Nearly 3,200 poolplayers made it to the Regional Level of the 9-Ball Shootout before the field was whittled down to 264 men and women competing for 9-Ball crowns in each of three Skill Level Tiers. Nearly 5,500 players throughout North America qualified for Regional competition in the 8-Ball Classic, with 459 of them advancing to the national championships. In the finals of the 8-Ball Classic, five champions each took home a prize package worth $15,000 for their performances. In the 8 BALL DIVISION BLUE TIER DANNIELLE RICHARDSON finals of the Blue Tier, Dannielle Richardson of Stuart, Fla., defeated Tina Apgar of Splendora, Texas. Brandon Weber of Ankeny, Iowa, and Bobbie Weehunt of Dee City, Okla., tied for 3rd Place. In the Yellow Tier, Tim Dittmar of Alvin, Ill., defeated Bradley Harris of Aubrey, Texas. Paul Panebianco of Hamilton, N.J., and Ernest Westfall of Middletown, Ohio, tied 9 BALL DIVISION GREEN TIER: for 3rd Place. In the Red Tier, Judy Johnston of San Antonio, Texas, MACKENZIE HOOVER defeated Tesha Finley of Easley, S.C. Joshua Jones of Des Moines, in 3rd Place. In the White Tier, Andrew Iowa, and Fazir Baksh of East Hartford, N.J., tied for 3rd Place. Winans of Camarillo, Calif., defeated Elena In the newly added Lane of Tucson, Ariz. Jamie Mauldin of Orange Tier, Barry Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Mark Ware of O’Sullivan of Garwood, Camp Springs, Md., tied for 3rd Place. N.J., defeated Mike Rimay of Joliet, Ill. Robert Wilson of Toledo, Ohio, and Victorino Lara of 9 BALL DIVISION WHITE TIER: ANDREW WINANS Upland, Calif., tied In the Black Tier, Gregory for 3rd Place. In the Purple Tier, Harada of San Gabriel, Calif., Christopher Miller of Lafayette, La., defeated Zachary Hummel defeated Bob Vallas of E. Peoria, Ill. of Kalamazoo, Mich. Leslie David Rowell of Birmingham, Ala., Pasieka of Oshawa, Ontario, and Dennis Mersman of Colorado and John Paul Ramirez of Lake Springs, Colo., tied for 3rd Place. Jackson, Fla., tied for 3rd Place. First Place winners received cash and Each of the three Champions prizes worth $15,000. Each Runnerreceived a prize package worth Up received cash and prizes worth $10,000. Runners-Up in each $9,000. Third Place finishers each 8 BALL DIVISION RED TIER tier took home a prize package received $4,000 in cash and prizes. JUDY JOHNSTON 9 BALL DIVISION: BLACK TIER worth $5,000. Third Place GREGORY HARADA 5429 100th St SW (corner of 100th & Bridgeport)

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& Elwood took home $3,000. In the 9-Ball Doubles Championship, What the Baby Gonna Do 1 – Michael Hill and William Hill– of Proctor, Ark., defeated J & J – Jason Juliano and Dimosthenis Maniatis– of Medford, Mass. The victory earned them a $3,500 payday. As RunnersUp, J & J took home $2,300. In the finals of the Wheelchair Challenge, Charlie Hans of Middletown, Ohio defeated Josh Johnson of Rayville, La., to take home $1,700 in prize money. Johnson received $800 as the Runner-Up.

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Matthew Boyagain of Wayne, Mich., was awarded the Sportsmanship Award in the 8-Ball Classic. In the 8-Ball Doubles Championship, Scotchoholics – Lance Harmon and Jason Lindsay– of West Monroe, La., defeated Jake & Elwood – Jimmy Coleman and John O’Donnell– of Falls Church, Va. The victory earned them a $5,000 payday. As Runners-Up, Jake 8 BALL DIVISION: ORANGE TIER 1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17

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WOMEN OF GRAND PRAIRIE (TX) MENS-9-BALL-SINGLES [L-R] Dustin Gunia and Richard Andrada

The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its National Championships at the Las Vegas Tropicana, May 10-16. With a new title sponsor – Universal Cues – the ACS enjoyed a significant increase in the number of pool leagues sanctioning with the member-governed association in the 2013-2014 league year, resulting in a 20% jump in participants at the Nationals! With the jump in attendees, ideal dates in mid-May and the attractive location, many participants observed that these Championships will continue to grow significantly in 2015 and beyond! Singles action began at the first of the week with handicapped 9-ball. Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) recovered the Men’s 9-Ball Singles title he last won in 2012 by taking the hot seat from Richard Andrada (Denver, CO) – National Master Dustin racing to “10” and “Open” Richard racing to “7.” Andrada recovered to claim a finals spot against Gunia, and Andrada took the first set; but Gunia claimed the deciding set for the honors. On the distaff side Women’s 9-Ball Singles, “Open-status” Jacki Duggan (Virginia Beach, VA) – racing to 5 – took the undefeated route to the finals, completing her march with a win over Melinda Bailey (Fort Worth, TX) – racing to 6. But “Advanced-status” Bailey recovered to eliminate “National Master” Jessica Frideres [7], and then double-dipped Jacki Duggan in two sets for her first national title [and the first national title of the week gathered up by a member of the “Women of Grand Prairie [TX]” league]. In the 8-Ball Singles – with players of separate skill sets competing in “Standard”, “Open” and “Advanced” divisions – Tony

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Sulsar (Bells, TX) recovered from an A-side finals loss to Walter Glass (Las Vegas, NV) to oust Shane Manaole (Converse, TX) at 3rd place in the Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles. Sulsar then wore down Glass over two sets to take the title from one of the country’s legendary bar table stars! In the Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Singles, Bernie Store (Phoenix, AZ) recovered from an earlier-round loss to take on multi-time national champion Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) in the finals. Store won the first set over Frideres, but upending Jessica in two straight sets proved too difficult, and Jessica Frideres added the 2014 crown to her ever-expanding national title resume! In the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles, Geno Galarneau (Medicine Hat, IL) eclipsed Steven Benegas (Joliet, IL) in the A-side semifinals, but Benegas regained his momentum on the B-side to claim that side of the bracket and gain another shot at Galarneau in the tourney finals. Geno Galarneau remained undefeated, taking the first set over Benegas for the crown! The Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles finals featured once-defeated Gina Quinones (Las Vegas, NV) versus undefeated Kassandra Bein (Virginia Beach, VA). While Bein controlled the hot seat, Quinones had lost her second-round match and then won eight straight matches on the B-side to gain her chance for the title. However, Kassandra Bein took no prisoners in the finals to take down honors in the first set over Quinones. Two Canadiens highlighted the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles finals: undefeated Tim Pidborochynski (Edmonton, AB) versus Rob Wright (Surrey, BC). While Pidborochynski held the hot seat, Wright drew a bye in the first round, lost his second-round match and reeled off ten straight

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victories to gain his finals seat. But Wright’s string came to an end in the first set, as Tim Pidborochynski claimed the title! The Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles action was more straightforward, as eventual winner Jamie Cork (Inver Grove Heights, MN) outpointed Deidre Ludwick (York, PA) in the A-side finals, and Cork repeated her victory over Ludwick in the first set of the tourney finals to gain her first-ever national championship! In the senior-aged 8-ball singles divisions, Seum Kantaluky (Grafton, VA) took down Brian Trudel (Calgary, AB) in the first set of the finals for the Men’s Senior (55+) 8-Ball Singles crown; once-defeated Linda Asleson (Billings, MT) improved on her 2013 runnerup finish to outduel three-time champ, undefeated Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA), in two sets of the tourney finals to take the Women’s Senior (50+) 8-Ball Singles; and Randy Goettlicher (Carrollton, TX) won seven consecutive sets on the one-loss side of the bracket before being outgunned in the deciding set of the tourney finals by undefeated Terry Downey (Las Vegas, NV), who gained the Super Senior (65+) Singles 8-Ball Singles title! The two Scotch Doubles 8-Ball divisions showcased perhaps the most dominant amateur scotch doubles team in the country, with defending champions Dustin Gunia and Jessica Frideres (NE/IA) again capturing the Advanced 8-Ball Scotch Doubles division with a comfortable one-set win over Jacki & Bill Duggan (VA); and the team of Yvette Villarreal/ Gilbert Martinez (TX) recovering from an earlier round loss to the undefeated pair of Heidi & Jerry French (AZ) to take the Open 8-Ball Scotch Doubles category in a two-set finals! 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

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money who automatically qualified for free second-chance team divisions! In the Men’s Advanced 8-Ball Team division, defending champion Dick’s Pick (NV) fell to their local league rival Whoa Bundy (NV) [Ray Skenandore, Brad Huffman, Al Lawrence, Jason Kane, Jim Carmona and Frank Tran] in the finals of the triple-elimination bracket! The Women’s Advanced 8-Ball Team division showcased 2013 Women’s Open Team runner-ups After Eight (FL) [Janet Smith, Flori Lehart, Michelle Jarrell and Jamie Toennies] successfully moving up a grade to take down Virginia’s’s Newtowne Inn in the deciding set of the triple-elimination format for the top honors. The Men’s Open 8-Ball Team competition went to a finals deciding set with Magic Moments (BC) [Werner Ostwald, Clay Gloslee, Jim Brown, Rob Horton and Ron Douglas] clipping Virgus Cues (TX) in the title match. The Women’s Open 8-Ball Team champions heralded from the Women of Grand Prairie League (TX) with All Mixed Up (TX) [Melinda Bailey, Courtney Evans, Janet Ybarra and Nina Stillwell] surviving a deciding set over The Four Divas (TX) for the title. Big Cowa (MN) [Sean Hendrickson, Pete Bidne, Pat Baxter, Scott Johnson, Ryan Peterson and Jason Standley] needed two sets in the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Team division final’s clash to make 8 Ball Rollin’ (NV) the bride’s maid. In the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Team division, the Women of Grand Prairie League in Texas claimed another title when Twisted Sisters (TX) [Teri Bridwell, Linda Reagan, Deborah Lopez, Christina Marks and Kerry Gallego] claimed two sets in the finals to overcome undefeated Shut Up ‘N Shoot (MN) for the crown. The 3-person 9-ball team divisions featured some of the top 8-ball team placers as well. Undefeated Whoa Bundy (NV) [Ray Skenandore, Jason Kane and Jim Carmona] needed two sets in the finals to turn back a pesky Gotta Have It (NE) team for the Men’s Advanced 9-Ball Team title. The Women of Grand Prairie League in Texas took home some more

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LOCATION 7th Rail 4th Plain Tavern 7th Rail Log Cabin (1st Tues) BZ’s Sport Bar Good Time Ernie’s O’Finnigan’s Pub Black Diamond Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern Frankies 7th Rail Latitude 84 Schooners Doc’s Tavern 7th Rail Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Good Time Ernie’s (1st Sat) Good Time Ernie’s (3rd Sat) Schooners Log Cabin (3rd Sat) Black Diamond Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Frankies Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (509) 325-7751 (360) 254-3729 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (206) 243-6018 (206) 248-1670 (425) 745-4805 (509) 891-8357 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (360) 455-0352 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (206) 248-1670 (206) 248-1670 (253) 584-1919 (253) 863-2905 (509) 891-8357 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 254-3729 (360) 256-1110

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EVENT / RULES Texas Holdem Poker 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) Texas Holdem Poker 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH 8-Ball TAP 5 & under 8-Ball Vegas Rules

ENTRY $5 $3+$2 g.f. $10 $10+$5 g.f. $5 $5+$1 g.f. $5

9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3

$5

$20 gift card 1st 7:00PM

9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) 9-Ball Valley Rules Cribbage Poker 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8 Ball - Mod BCA 8-Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Open 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball

$5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $3+$2 g.f. $5 $6 Call $5 $3 Call Call $5+3 g.f. $5 $2 $5+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. $5 $10+$5 g.f.

Call Call Matching Matching Call Call 100% Meat Shoot Call Call Call Matching Matching Matching Matching 100% $$$

8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2

$5

$20 gift card 1st Noon

Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

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ADDED TIME Call Call Matching 8:00PM Call Call $$$ 8:00PM Matches to $100 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM

Call Matching $2/player Matching Call 100% MEAT Matching

7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 6:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 5:45PM 5:45PM 7:00PM 3:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 6 & 9PM 2:00PM 2:00PM 2:00PM

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TOURNAMENTS

LOCATION

Oregon City Keizer Beaverton Beaverton Coos Bay Keizer Portland Coos Bay Medford Salem Portland Salem Salem Beaverton Coos Bay Portland Portland Salem

K C Midway Kolby’s Hot Shots Billiards Hot Shots Billiards Silver Dollar Kolby’s Greek Village Silver Dollar Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill (2nd & last) Ringo’s Bar & Grill Silver Dollar NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill

DAY Mondays Wednesdays Fridays Sat/Sun

CITY Reno Reno Reno Reno

LOCATION Buffalo’s Silver Cue Buffalo’s Silver Cue Buffalo’s Silver Cue Buffalo’s Silver Cue

DAY Mondays

CITY Capitola Sacramento

PHONE

(503) 656-9501 503-393-7665 (503-644-8869 (503-644-8869 (541) 888-5634 503-393-7665 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 644-7847 (541) 888-5634 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

9 Ball-Diamond Tables FREE 8-Ball $7 + $3 g.f. 8-Ball B & below $6 9-Ball B & below $6 Players Choice $5 10-Ball $7 + $3 g.f. 8 & 9-Ball BCA Rules 3/2 $5 8-Ball $5 9-Ball-Handicapped FREE 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $3 g.f. 8 & 9-Ball No Masters $5 9-Ball Handicap $5 + $3 g.f. 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1 “B” player) $5 + $2 g.f. Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball $5 Players Choice $5 8-Ball - Race 2/1 $3 M/$2 W $100 6:00PM Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $15 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f.

TIME

Call $5/player

11:00AM 7:30PM

$3/player $5/player Call Call Call $5/player $$$ $$$ w/9+ $100 $10/player Call $10/player $10/player Match up to 23 Call

PHONE (716) 533-1796 (716) 533-1796 (716) 533-1796 (716) 533-1796

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball One Pocket

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

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

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

DAY CITY Tuesdays Alamosa Fridays Fort Collins Federal Hgts Saturdays Fort Collins Federal Hgts Sundays Alamosa Fort Collins Federal Hgts

PHONE 719-589-9895 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 719-589-9895 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257

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

LOCATION Bank Shots Match Ups Wreck Room Match Ups Wreck Room Bank Shots Match Ups Wreck Room

ENTRY $15 $15 $15 $20

ADDED

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

ADDED $50/8 $50/8 $50/8 $50/8

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

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

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

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

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

NV

CITY

CALIFORNIA

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

COLO

DAY

OREGON

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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

Jun 6-8 Jun 8 Jun 7-8 Jun 7-8 Jun 15 Jun 14 Jun 14 Jun 14-15 June 21 Jun 21 Jun 21-22 Jun 27 Jun 28-29 Jun 27 Jun 28-29 Jun 28-29 Jun 28 Jul 6 Jul 11-13 Jul 12 Jul 13 Jul 16-17 Jul 22-23 Jul 18-22 Jul 19-22 Jul 23-26 Jul 16-20 Jul 17-20 Jul 18-25 Jul 18-25 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2-3 Aug 3 Aug 9 Aug 9-10 Aug 10 Aug 16 Aug 16-17 Aug 30 Aug 30-Sep1 Sep 7 Sep 13 Sep13-14 Sep 13-14 Sep 14 Sep 20 Oct 25-26

CITY

Portland, OR Portland, OR Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Fort Collins, CO Salem, OR Broomfield, CO Reno, NV Federal Heights, CO Broomfield, CO Spokane, WA Alamosa, CO Alamosa, CO Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City, UT San Francisco, CA Modesto, CA Portland, OR Bellflower, CA Salem, OR Fort Collins, CO Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Federal Heights, CO Modesto, CA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Bellevue, WA Fort Collins, CO Federal Heights, CO Sacramento, CA Modesto, CA Spokane, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Petaluma, CA Spokane, WA Fort Collins, CO Federal Heights, CO Spokane, WA

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LOCATION

NiteHawk (see ad p39) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) Black Diamond (see ad p24) Black Diamond (see ad p24) Match Ups (see ad p22) The Cue Ball (see ad p30) Zoosters (see ad p10) TWCWT (see ad p20) Wreck Room (see ad p8) Zoosters (see ad p10) NWPA (see ad p25) Bank Shot (see ad p8) Bank Shot (see ad 8) Batters Up (see ad p28) Batters Up (see ad p28) Family Billiards (see ad p35) Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) Hard Times (see ad p18) The Cue Ball (see ad p30) Match Ups (see ad p22) BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) USAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) WPA (see ad Apr) CSI (see ad Apr) CSI (see ad Apr) Wreck Room (see ad p8) Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) Hard Times (see ad p34) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) The Cue Ball (see ad p30) NWPA (see ad p25) Match Ups (see ad p22) Wreck Room (see ad p8) TWCWT (see ad p20) Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) Black Diamond (see ad p24) Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) The Cue Ball (see ad p30) TWCWT (see ad p20) NWPA (see ad p25) Match Ups (see ad p22) Wreck Room (see ad p8) NWPA (see ad p25)

PHONE

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

ADDED

TIME

LINK

360-892-7454 8-Ball No Masters (Male/Female) $30+$10 g.f. $400 Call MAP 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 509-891-8357 9-Ball-Breast Cancer Fundraiser $50 incl g.f. $1,000 w/64 9:00AM MAP 509-891-8357 Ladies 8-Ball $25 incl g.f. $250 w/32 9:00AM MAP 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 3:00PM MAP 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 303-465-9298 Jack & Jill 8-Ball $30 incl. g.f. (See ad) 11:00AM MAP 510-861-0829 9-Ball at Buffalo’s Silver Cue $30 Call 11:30AM MAP 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call Noon MAP 503-407-1155 Saturday Special 8-Ball $10 Call 6:00PM MAP 253-383-3301 9-Ball Stop at Black Diamond $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP 719-589-9895 9-Ball Call Call Call MAP 719-589-9895 8-Ball-No Pros-Limit 64 $40 incl. g.f. $1,000 Noon MAP 801-710-4000 9-Ball $30+$10 g.f. Call 5:00PM MAP 801-710-4000 8-Ball $40+$15 g.f. $1,000 10:00AM MAP 415-931-1115 Cole Dixon Memorial 9-Ball $60 $2,500 10:00AM MAP 209-577-1447 8-Ball $20+$2 g.f. $200 1:00PM MAP 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 562-867-7733 5th Annual 10-Ball Open $125-limit 96 $5,000 10AM MAP 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 3:00PM MAP 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Singles Varies Call Call MAP 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Teams Varies Call Call 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Sc Dbls Varies Call Call 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Singles Varies Call Call 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Teams Varies Call Call 702-719-7665 USAPL-Singles & Teams Varies Call Call 702-719-7665 WPA World Artistic-Open/W/Jr Varies Call Call 702-719-7665 CSI Invitational 8-Ball Call $16,000 Call 702-719-7665 CSI Invitational 10-Ball Call $16,000 Call 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call Noon MAP 209-577-1447 8-Ball $20+$2 g.f. $200 1:00PM MAP 562-867-7733 TAD CUP $55 Call Call MAP 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 253-383-3301 9-Ball Stop $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 3:00PM MAP 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call Noon MAP 510-861-0829 9-Ball Tour Stop $30 Call 11:30AM MAP 209-577-1447 8-Ball $20+$2 g.f. $200 1:00PM MAP 509-891-8357 9-Ball Spokane Open $100 incl g.f. $4,000 w/full field 9:00AM MAP 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11:00AM MAP 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10:00AM MAP 510-861-0829 9-Ball at Buffalo Billiards $30 Call 11:30AM MAP 253-383-3301 9-Ball Stop at Black Diamond $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 3:00PM MAP 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call Noon MAP 253-383-3301 9-Ball Stop $45 $750 w/33+ 9:30AM MAP

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