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TACOMA, WA - June 26-27, 2004 The McDermott Tour Finale went off without a hitch at Tacoma’s City Lights. Some amazing summer weather contributed to the light turnout of 47 players. There was a noticeable absence of players from the Portland area and many of the Canadian players remained in Canada to play in the Canadian 9Ball Championships. For those who did attend, the tournament had a great payout with first place receiving $1,700! To those players who stayed home, you really missed out on a great tournament, that first place prize money could have been yours!!! City Lights added $1,125 and The




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Break added $2,000 to the tournament making the total payout $5,475. Andrea Saenz-Maes, tournament director, lengthened the races for the tournament in order to make the players “work” for their prize money. The A side races went to 9, the B side to 7, money rounds were a race to 9 with the finals being a single race to 13. Complaints, which normally accompany any tournament were not heard. City Lights recently recovered their tables and made their usually tight pockets larger, which helped the tournament run smoothly and complaint free. (Finale continued on page 27)

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Avlon Elected President June 16, 2004: An Interview with Mark Avlon, newly elected President of the Western BCA by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

Mark Avlon

D”C”A: What happened at the meeting of the Western BCA at Pied Piper Pizza in Vancouver, Washington, Sunday June 13th? Mark: It was actually the largest meeting I’ve ever attended with that association. There were a lot of people that

cared very emotionally about the issues. (Avlon Interview continued on page 4)

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Welcome to Club Underground, the perfect place to be on these hot summer days. Located in the basement of the Aloha Mall, the friendly faces of the Club greet all those who enter with warmth. Every Sunday and Thursday you can try your luck in an 8-Ball or 9-Ball (Club Underground continued on page 17)

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Billy Palmer, winning in Sacramento is becoming a habit for Mr. Palmer.

SACRAMENTO, CA - The 5th Annual Summer Hard Times Billiards Jamboree was held May 25th thru May 30th. Over 100 players joined the festivities over the 6 day event. San Francisco’s Billy Palmer took the One Pocket event by going undefeated thru the winners bracket beating Scott Frost for the hot seat 3-1 and then defeating Scott Frost again for the championship 4-1. Southern California had it fair share of representatives. “Morro”, “King Kong”, Jeraldo Jamito, Santo Sambajon Jr. and Jose Parica. (Jamboree continued on page 15)

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Avlon Interview D”C”A: Are you going to be issuing a press release? Mark: Yes, there should be one coming out today (see page 22). This is an extremely emotional issue. It divided the pool community nationwide and it’s sad. I don’t personally have a grudge against anyone or organization. I’m going to welcome anyone back to the Western BCA. We need to just work together and continue to have great tournaments. D”C”A: I agree one hundred percent. Mark: I’m looking forward to making the association better than it has been and the tournaments better than they have been. That’s where my focus is and I’m going to try and pull the players back together. I’m concerned that what is circulating out there is negative and reflects poorly on the association. D”C”A: I don’t want to put anything out there that’s going to make the pool players have any misconceptions about anything because I’m a player myself and it pains me not to be able to play when I go out there to cover the event. Still, I don’t get a chance to embarrass myself either. That was my first question, which you more or less went into. The biggest question for the players is are you going to be holding the regionals at Lincoln City? Mark: We have a contract with Chinook Winds through 2007. Gary Benson contacted Chinook Winds to confirm that and asked for a proposal to extend that through 2010. We also talked to Gary Benson, he is committed to running our tournaments. The look and feel of the tournaments will be the same for the players. I hope that things will be better. Instead of saying things will be the same, I’m hoping they’ll be even better. D”C”A: Are they going to be at the same time during the year? Mark: Yes. Our next November tournament is the 3rd through the 7th, our 9-Ball tournament. Our 8-Ball is scheduled for March 1st through the 6th. Those are on track, there are no changes there. D”C”A: Will you have the same events? Mark: Yes, nothing has changed. The same divisions will be available. Everything is the same. We don’t know what the entry level will be. We expect it to be less because of the division. We’re going to be working hard over the summer to recruit those players back. D”C”A: Then some players have gone over to the ACS? Mark: They have. My understanding is there is a group that is forming a new association, planning to put on a tournament. And I wish them luck. It will give players an additional choice, but again if that occurs both tournaments will be smaller than what they have been in the past. That might be unfortunate.

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D”C”A: I tend to agree with that too, as long as they don’t try to hold the tournaments in close proximity of each other. Mark: That’s going to be their choice. The members that may be doing that are well aware of our dates. It’s their choice to pick their dates. I think that we have a proven track record for producing a good tournament. I’m sure we will have a

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be independent of any league system. Hopefully that will keep the referee program alive and healthy. I’m not sure where that will be over the summer but I think once the referees feel dedicated to the sport, they’ll want to avoid the politics. I will be recruiting referees for this tournament and trying to have a larger staff than in the past. D”C”A: Are you at liberty to tell me

“ The main thing I want the players to know is that there are no real changes to the Western BCA ” Mark Avlon fairly sizeable field at the tournament and I think that players when they leave are going to be happy and reassured that Western BCA is still on track. D”C”A: That’s good because I know the players are concerned about it and it’s important to them. I know the players that I’ve talked to, the majority of them would rather go to regionals than even to Vegas. And to the credit of the Western BCA, I’ve been to a lot of big tournaments whether its VNEA or BCA, it’s the best that I’ve seen. I’ve seen them as large, maybe a little larger and the Western BCA is excellent. Mark: Thank you. I appreciate that compliment. The previous board of directors has had a lot to do with making that happen. We are hoping to continue that on. D”C”A: Are there going to be any changes in the organization? Mark: There are no plans. We have a new vice president and president. The secretary is a bit divided, she basically aligned with the ACS players but felt a responsibility not to walk away at this point. Other than that, we have a meeting scheduled July 11th, a board meeting to get things rolling where we’ll be planning our tournament, thinking of the fall. All board members and player members are welcome to attend the meeting and voice their concerns but there are no fundamental changes to rules, requirements or anything. We’re going to keep as much the same as we can for one reason, to assure the players that nothing is changing. We are going to try and improve the races that people were complaining about, short races, scheduling. We’re going to try and improve those things, try to make it a better experience for the players but fundamentally the events will be the same, the same tournament director. D”C”A: What about the referees. I think they are the heart and soul of keeping the tournament going and keeping the arguments controlled – you know everybody looks at a shot differently, even though it’s the same shot and sees it differently. Mark: The referees have decided to explore their own organization that they can hire out to the BCA, APA, the ACS, TAP, whoever and

percentage wise who may be aligning which way? Mark: That is really difficult at this point to tell you. I don’t have a list of which league voted which way, because there are multiple votes per league. As an example, there is a league in Salem, Oregon, who has a league meeting tonight and they are mostly interested in regional tournaments. They were ACS at the Sunday meeting and now they are reconsidering what the future holds and maybe they should align with the BCA to insure that they can go to the 9-Ball tournament in the fall. So even though they voted one way some of these leagues and players may have a change of heart and decide to change their alignment. It’s really hard to predict. If I had to make a wild guess I’d say it’s somewhere around 50/50. The vote at the meeting was fairly close. I’m not sure that the vote really represents the entire membership though. D”C”A: I understand that. It’s probably like a proxy system where for however many players you get so many votes? Mark: Yes, for each 30 players you get 1 player representative and I’m sure many of the league operators chose to bring player reps that are sympathetic to them or their position – not all of them did


because many of them were split. I’m not sure it really represents the full membership. D”C”A: Basically what do you want to say that can assure the players, besides what you’ve said, how the association’s going to prosper. How it’s going to remain the same in a lot of different areas that has already been successful? Mark: The main thing I want the players to know is that there are no real changes to the Western BCA. The tournaments are still planned as scheduled in the past. The proof will be in the pudding, when they come to the tournament I believe they will walk away with a much better experience than they’ve had in the past with better races, better scheduling, better personal service by the tournament directors and association staff that is there for the tournaments. We are there to serve the players and our goal is to make it the best experience we can for them. D”C”A: You said there’s a meeting July 11th? Mark: July 11th at the Pied Piper Pizza as always. D”C”A: Are there going to be more decisions made? You’ll know about whether the other leagues will be aligning with the BCA? Mark: The items on the agenda for the meeting are basically going to be addressing the short races in the past, making sure they are adequate for the players. We need to purchase some equipment. Much of the equipment from the association belonged to board members of the association and unfortunately many of those are with the ACS. So we have things to pick up and to arrange for. We have the bylaws in the works (in the past that were never completed), changes that govern rules for the tournament. How the association should operate. Those were never finished so those will be on the (Avlon Interview continued on page 23)


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WBPPA Players Speak Out A request to League Players and Operators was sent out to respond on the BCA and ACS Leagues. Both Sides were contacted and these are their responses Jean Bartholomew Sunday, June 13, at 1 pm the WBPPA board met to make their decision on staying with the BCA league system, which was recently sold to Mark Griffin, or to join the newly formed ACS (American CueSports). It was a really ugly meeting and a certain group, proBCA were there with the only agenda but to make sure it stayed that way. It did. Before the Sec/Treas. could read the financial report, it started with interruptions of Out of Order, to the point of being totally ridiculous. It continued with everything and anything being challenged. Bill Mildenberger, (President of the Assn), tried to make his report on his findings at Las Vegas meetings and was continuously verbally attacked and challenged. Under these circumstances he did very well keeping some semblance of order. In my opinion, it was shameful and people guilty of this tactic should really take a good look at themselves. This association, the WBPPA has helped pool immensely and made it respectable to go to the pool hall or bar and play leagues with your wife, girlfriend, etc. They started a Regional Tournament at the Oregon Coast to almost rival the National 8-ball in Las Vegas. It has grown to over a 2000 membership in 10 years time. Now this is all changed. Everything is split and some leagues are staying with the local BCA faction and some are going with the ACS with talk of forming another local association to affiliate with the National ACS. The National ACS is another non-profit entity, whereas the BCA will be solely owned and controlled by Mark Griffin and be for profit. Supposedly both will operate exactly as the former BCA did, at least in the beginning. The vote went to staying with the BCA, by two votes. Some of the folks attending this meeting were ecstatic and others bummed out. My personal feelings aside, I hope the average recreational player doesn’t suffer from all this. Pool is now respectable and lets try to keep it that way. Billiards popularity has gained in leaps and bounds in this area as it has across the nation. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

James Baroux Thank you for your interviews surrounding the changes revolving around the BCA/ACS. The Mark Griffin interview in particular underlines some of the fundamental elements either missing or misunderstood which are leaving the game of pool in the financial dust while the likes of tennis and golf weekly draw untold millions to the pockets of players around the world. For example: The sales of rights to the name and/or logo “BCA” whether permanent or temporary, completely dilutes, if not eliminates the ability to strengthen it, promote it, market it, solicit serious sponsorship funds around it. How can the BCA seriously present “exclusive rights” to a sponsor when you have adulterated or watered down the quality or strength of your “Mark”. This is troubling because it is, or was, a fairly significant organization on this continent with growing influence. I recently competed in Las Vegas in an attempt to better understand the industry and why the game draws such small purses for its professionals. I have come to know a few pros and I am saddened that they were unfortunately only playing for a top prize of $15,000 at the Vegas tournament. I know there’s the potential for enormous growth to the benefit of players so I’ll keep digging to figure out how we can affect positive change in the broader consciousness with respect to the greatest game. I’m now retired so I have to the time for such endeavor. Keep up the good work. All the best.

Cindy Doty “Why fix what isn’t broke” — Our board worked so hard to make all the regional tournaments run as smoothly as they could ... They put a lot of hard work into it with nothing back in return. It’s so unfortunate that it couldn’t of kept going ... Just because the BCA decided to sell the league ... really doesn’t mean anything to me, except that someone put up some hard earned money to buy it ... I have a very heavy opinion about the “For Profit and Non-Profit” issue ... which I will not elaborate on ... bottom line being, after a lot of research ... It’s not an issue ... at all ... What counts ... is how we are treated in the future. I’ve been very disheartened with the way the ACS has handled themselves ... and I’ve been very impressed with the way Mark Griffin with BCA has handled himself. I’ve been a BCA player for many years and it’s absolutely the best tournament ever run in Vegas...I think we all need to fight for it and keep it going for many more years. Thank You.

Scott McComas My name is Scott McComas. I own Jammer’s Bar & Grill in Salem, Oregon. Regarding the recent controversy pertaining to ACS as opposed to BCA. My personal preference would be to play for ACS. That would be my first preference, my second preference would be to be dual sanctioned. John Lewis has been an absolute asset to the best of my opinion and/or knowledge to the BCA in the past as well as to the pool players. I have a great deal of respect for his integrity, knowledge and just overall industry-wide respect for him. His staff was always highly thought of as well. Pertaining to the meeting, I would have to say that it was like a bunch of school children, squabbling and throwing mud against the wall to see what would stick. Bill Mildenberger and Jean Bartholomew were champions for the pool players to the best of my knowledge. I’ve always enjoyed an extremely comfortable relationship with both persons. They’ve responded to my needs on many different occasions and have done so in a friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. To have those two people drug through the mud seems to me just a bit ridiculous. To be threatened with lawsuits if indeed a vote does not go one way is intimidating. Supposedly this is a democracy and I don’t think there was anything democratic about that meeting, whatsoever. And the people that stood in the corners and slung arrows, knowing that what they were saying was not true, should be rightfully ashamed of themselves. Bill and Jean will walk away with their heads held high rightfully so. I think that the proper thing to do is for ACS to agree to dual sanctioning system because it’s in the best interest of the players. BCA is going to become for profit, ACS supposedly is going to remain a non-profit organization, built on the same standards, principles and rules as the old BCA with some minor changes and fluctuations. I vote ACS first and dual sanctioning second. And once again I would just say shame on those people at that meeting. They must have had to go home and take some sort of antacid because they seemed very bitter.

Steve Peterson I am writing in response to the last meeting the WBPPA had on June 11, 2004 to discuss what league we wanted join since the BCA was sold to Mark Griffin. Our choices were the new BCA, or the new ACS led by former BCA league top guy John Lewis. When the vote was done it was 36-34 for the new BCA (for profit). I did not vote for the BCA, but that is the way it goes. I have two complaints about this decision, and the first one is the people that voted for the BCA do not know the facts. They say why should we jump ship, if they think about it we are jumping ship by going with the new BCA. I have been a BCA member since 1995 and John Lewis had been the top guy for the BCA leagues for many years and has the experience and my trust. Mark Griffin tried to hire him to run his league (he said no), then the BCA fired him because he was standing up for the players. This sounds like the guy I want in charge of the league I play in. Then you have Mark Griffin (who is he) a business owner that is good at his business. What experience does he have at running leagues, who is on his board? There are too many I don’t knows, and wait and sees for me to take that chance. My next complaint is the way people treat each other at these meetings. For example the way people treated Bill Mildenberger (I will not mention names, but you know who you are). They called him a liar, kept interrupting him when he spoke, kept bugging how certain things needed to be worded. Tried to discredit him because he was in favor of the ACS. Bill Mildenberger and Judy Griffith have put in a lot of hours and years and a lot of other people have also to build the WBPPA into a great league and some of the finest tournaments in the nation. So to you people that have been around 2 or 3 years, or the ones with private agendas maybe you should walk a mile in their shoes before you start slamming the people that worked so hard to bring you so much, and when you’re at it GROW UP.

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SOUTHWEST OREGON APA THE FIRST APA 8-BALL TEAM TO EVER REPRESENT SOUTHWEST OREGON IS PACKING FOR THE LAS VEGAS NATIONALS by: R J Canyonville, Oregon – Saturday, June 19th, began with eight APA 8-Ball Team Division Champions from Josephine and Jackson Counties, merging on the Seven Feathers Casino/Convention Center to compete for a slot in the upcoming APA Nationals being held at the Riviera Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Those eight teams represented the following local Taverns and Billiard Parlors: The Alibi Tavern, The Old Barn, The B r e a k Room, The “G” Street Bar & Grill and The Cedarwood Saloon. Everyone was pumped and hearts were racing as the 8-Ball Regional Champions: Hope’s Bad Boys f i g u r a t i ve (l to r) TOP: Russ Ritter, Doug Pooley, Shane Caster, Sean Davidson, starting gun Adam Nordahl BOTTOM: Shelley Loar, Hope Bolien, Jeremy Hughes and Trista went off. Each and every team had worked hard to achieve this level and a chance to compete in the Nationals is the ultimate prize. The rounds past painfully slow as cheers came from some teams and sad faces dropped for others, but the applause went out 8-Ball 1st Runner-up: Royal Z for all and (l to r) Chug Marotz, Jerrie Marotz, Dan Dorsey, Amy Medina, Travis Riegel, sportsmanship (camera shy) Paul Koskela was as high as it could possibly be. After four grueling rounds there were three teams left to return on Sunday, June 20th for the final battles. The, so far, undefeated “Hope’s Bad Boys” watched as “The Ball Breakers” squared off against “The Royal Z”, each with one loss. It was an awesome display of concentration and team support with the win possibly going in either direction but “The Ball Breakers” out of The Break Room had to settle 8-Ball 2nd Runner-up: No Alibis for third place with (l to r) Prince Michalski, Scott Stewart, Doug Lengel, Ron Jackson, a money award Karalee Cates, Andy Konkol, Sandy Michalski (camera shy) Gary Smith and Bronze toned medallions. “The Royal Z” from The Old Barn now had to beat “Hope’s Bad Boys” twice to take first. Every shot in every game of each match had everyone on the edge of their seats. But “Hope’s Bad Boys” had no intention

of giving the slot up to anyone else and they took their matches for the win 1, 2, 3. The second place team also got a money award and silver toned medallions to hold onto as a reminder of this very special 9-Ball Regional Champions: Barnstormers day. (l to r) Bruce Walden, Jennifer Essick, George McKeow, Robyn Werner, The Break Room James Pineda, Brian Shahan (camera shy) Kelly Cromwell, Doug Sullivan is bursting with pride as they present the very first 8-ball team from Southwest Oregon to get this honor. “Hope’s Bad Boys” received trophies, patches, gold toned medallions and $3,250 to help them finance their trip to Las Vegas in mid August. The team has already started to plan some fund raisers to pay for the rest of their trip. This team of very close friends was among the first to join the league. Last spring they were the very first to become Division Champions. The night they struggled for their Division title, one team 9-Ball 1st Runner-up: The Hong Kong Dragons member, Jeremy (l to r) Gina Kinnie, Keith Dierkes, James Varner, Jeff Roberts, Hughes was April Solomon, Richard Solomon emotionally struggling, at a local hospital, with the birth of his daughter. Cell phones kept the team and Jeremy informed as to each other’s progress and both were victorious. It is apropos that Jeremy be the one to shoot in the final 8-ball to secure the Regional Championship for his team, on Father’s Day, as one year old Trista, now the team mascot, looked on and clapped. “Hope’s Bad Boys will be competing in the Nationals for $25,000. 9-Ball 2nd Runner-up: The Ball Breakers Good luck guys. (l to r) Mike Suchocki, Andre Bilodeau, Lisa Joneses (front) Boyd Joneses The Southwest (camera shy) Kris Bertelsen, Mark Anderson Oregon, APA has just barely started their 9-Ball Divisions so not enough teams to earn a place in Las Vegas, this year, but Division Champions did compete for trophies, money awards and medallions. Fourth Place was given to “The Fellowship of the 9-Ball” out of the Break Room. Third Place went to The Alibi Tavern’s “No Alibis”. Second went to The Hong Kong Dragons who put up a valiant fight and the 2004 9-Ball Regional Champions are “The Barnstormers” out of The Old Barn. The Regional event also hosts an array of mini tournaments that are open to both APA and non-APA shooters. If you missed out this year, be sure to join the fun next May. For information on your becoming a part of these exciting 8-Ball and 9-Ball challenges and getting a chance at the Las Vegas Nationals, contact the Southwest Oregon, APA office at 541-582-0821.



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Private Lessons available at: Harvey’s Billiards, 4100 E Valley Hwy, Renton, WA (425) 251-9851 City Lights, 445 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA (253) 383-3301 Java Billiards, 2812 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA (253) 939-6690 Sunset Family Billiards, 2814 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA (425) 255-7225 Call Sarge (206) 719-2695 for other locations or private lessons


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3 BALL MADNESS SUNDAY JULY 11. All day starting at 11am. Each tourny is a $4 Entry with 50% added - New games will start about every hour! Free pool on Sundays! FIREHOUSE GRILL Monroe 360.794.1922 This month’s Artistic shot is from the prop/novelty/ Special Arts Discipline and has a Degree of Difficulty (DOD) of 9. To set this shot up place the bridge on the rail tops as diagramed. Place F ball’s edge, closest to bridge, flush with the back edge of the bridge. The D ball is centered between the pocket points. The cue ball and F ball can be placed anywhere in the 1 by 1 diamond square area. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball with a jump draw stroke into F ball. The F ball goes under the bridge and the cue ball jumps over the bridge and then draws back under the bridge to D ball. You must pocket both object balls as pocket letter designated. A scratch is allowed and the cue ball may contact the long rail on the way back to D ball. Here are a couple of tips to help you execute this skill shot. I place my F ball 1 & 1/4 balls distance away from the long rail. Make sure that the ball goes underneath the bridge. If it doesn’t, put something under the bridge head to raise it. I line up the cue ball with the F ball so that I’m barely cutting the F ball to the left. Now because I’m cutting the F ball to the left the cue ball will come back to the right as it draws back towards the D pocket. I place my cue ball about 1 & 1/2 balls width away from the short rail. The elevation of my cue for the jump draw stroke is about 35 degrees. My basic bridge that I use for this shot is on top of the short rail. I use a medium hard stroke for this shot. In my opinion I think BCA Hall of Famer Lou “ Machine Gun” Butera executed this shot better than anyone. You should get the owners permission before you attempt this shot. Next month’s Artistic shot will be from the Draw Discipline and has a (DOD) of 10, a great skill shot. Don’t miss it.

Keep Strokin’ - Sarge


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July 2004

A Position Drill With Dice By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

San Francisco Billiard Academy Sometimes it’s hard to maintain your interest in doing drills even though they provide the best way to correct your faults and improve your skills. Here is a drill that is more like a game, and you can even play it as a challenge game against a friend. You’ll need a pair of dice. The goal is to perfect your no-cushion position play. The object ball always goes back to the Bob Jewett spot shown, the cue ball is in hand, and you have to send the cue ball to a specific spot on the table without using the cushions. To decide where you have to send the cue ball, roll the dice. The first die sets how far along the short-rail direction your goal will be, with the side cushion you’re near being 1 and the far side cushion being 5. The second die says how far up the length of the table you need to go to. The diamond before the side pocket is 1 and the far cushion is 6. If the first die comes up 6, there is a special rule to go to the locations that are even with the spot, as shown. If you roll double sixes, change to the other side of the table and roll again. Shown are two position plays that you might make to send the cue ball to 1,5 and to 4,1. To sharpen your focus on where you want the cue ball to go to, place the dice at the target point. Consider a

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shot a success if you get the cue ball within a hand-span (nine inches for me) of the goal. As you gain more experience, you can tighten up the requirement. The cue ball is shown starting from the same place for the two examples, but you’re free to move it to make the shot easier. The angle shown — roughly a half ball shot — is a good balance between thinness which gets more speed on the cue ball and fullness which makes it easier to draw and have more control. But you’ll discover those things while trying the drill as long as you try variations of cue ball placement. You can play the drill as a two-player game. The first player places a coin as the position target and shoots the first shot, leaving the cue ball in position. The second player uses a second cue ball (or object ball, if necessary) and tries to end up closer to the coin. It’s OK to hit your opponent’s ball away from the target if you have that much control. Variations: Play one or two cushions instead of no cushion. Try other positions for the object ball or use the dice to determine the position of the object ball as well. Try a fixed location for the cue ball, and see which of the locations you can get to. (As shown, I think you won’t be able to go to 6,1.) Try to visit the spots by the rail in order, and see how many you can do in a row.


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Metro Sportz Bar – June 5 and 6 Amidst the record-breaking heat, sat the awesome facility of the Metro Sportz Bar. Women from all over the state turned out to play 8-ball for this event, which was the AWBT’s 4 th stop in their IX Season, and let me tell you, the action was sizzling! The finals started and, since this was a true double elimination tournament, Meiko would have to beat Edwidge in 2 backto-back matches of a race to 5. In what seemed to spectators to be a (l to r) Susan Williams, Meiko Yamanobe (1st) blink of an eye, Meiko had won the first match 5 to 0. Meiko was also dominant in the 2nd match, winning a 5 to 2 victory and claiming the 1st place spot along with the $292 prize. This was Meiko’s first time winning a main event! Great job lady! Edwidge’s outstanding 2nd place finish earned her $198. Congratulations to all 27 ladies for coming out, competing admirably and playing this game we all love! We would also like to give a warm welcome to Ann Lyman, our newest member! A huge thank you goes out to everyone who brought in donations for the Sojourner Center. Please feel free to bring your items to any event and we’ll make sure the Sojourner Center gets it. The AWBT would like to thank Metro Sportz bar for making the weekend enjoyable! The service was great, the tables were in awesome shape and there was plenty of room for everyone! See everyone at the next event, which will be a 9-ball/9' Qualifier, July 1718 at Pockets in Tucson! 1 292 Meiko Yamanobe 2 198 Edwidge Cavanna 3 146 Anne Gray 4 104 Diana Clayton 5/6 68 Linda McBride, Cathy Kelley 7/8 42 Liz Bernreuter, Marney Teague 9–12 20 Anje Anderson, Debbie Compton Jodie Villegas, Susan Wilbur Allison Fisher on Site Thanks to APA! Thanks to the APA, Allison Fisher made an appearance at Metro! She did a Q & A session and took challengers and then spectators were able to get an autograph! AWBT 2nd Chance Event 9 ladies returned on Sunday for the free 2nd chance event. Here, Susan Williams reigned supreme and took the hot seat. Newcomer Ann Lyman played strong all day and fought her way through the B-side to meet up with Susan for the final match. This final match only went to 1 race to 4, and Susan came out victorious, winning the first place spot along with $62. Ann went home with $33 for second place. 50/50 Drawing and Door Prizes! Throughout the weekend, the AWBT held a breaking contest, in which the winner received half of the proceeds of this fundraiser. The contest brought in a total of $193! Congratulations to Linda McBride for winning $96.50! There were also door prizes given out! Michael Williams was the winner of the ½ hour golf lesson and Anne Gray was the winner of the Stick Em Up cue holder. All monies collected through these contests go towards the points fund, which is given back to AWBT members at the end of each year. OTB We thank you for your support.

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IMPSON SLIDES INTO FIRST McQ’s in Spokane, Washington hosted the fourth Northwest Women’s Pool Association (NWPA) tour stop of the 2004 season June 19-20th. A great supporter of the NWPA, McQ’s added $500 to the prize fund and Clay Skidmore and staff showed us why this is one of our favorite stops. This was the NWPA’s second tournament at McQ’s. And the event went so smoothly, McQ’s and the NWPA are currently in negotiations for 2005. Tournament Director Chris Rogers had all 24 players up and running by 10am Saturday morning, playing down to the final six by the end of the day Saturday.

and Kerry Impson 7-6. Kerry defeated Jo Woodward 7-1, Julie Valdez 7-3 and Mary Hopkin 7-3 before losing to Hartsell 7-6. Impson met up with Hartsell again in the final by defeating veteran player Cindy Doty 7-6. The finals would prove to be just as tough as some of the matches to get there. It seemed Impson and Hartsell would trade racks all the way through the single race to 9. And they did until the score was 7-7. At that point, Impson left Hartsell in the dust to take the last two games, $365.00, 200 points and the first place spot on the tour. (l to r) Clay Skidmore-McQ’s Manager, Kerry Impson (1st), Chris Rogers-Tournament Director

Kerry Impson, winner of the NWPA’s last tour stop at The Cue Ball in Salem, OR, had her sights set once again on top spot. With tour points leader Hsin Huang out of the country, this was Impson’s chance to move into first place. Despite Huang’s absence, the road to the finals was tough. Impson made here way through the “A”side to play Martha Hartsell of Junction City, OR for the point. In a nail biter, Hartsell defeated Impson 7-6 for the hot seat, forcing her to play another tough match against Cindy Doty before making it to the Martha Hartsell final. Hartsell made her way to the point by defeating Jackie Fitchner 7-2, Donna Totten 7-1, Cindy Doty 7-6

NWPA RESULTS: 1st $365 Kerry Impson, Everett, WA 200 pts 2 nd $250 Martha Hartsell, Junction City, OR 160 pts 3 rd $155 Cindy Doty, Longview, WA 125 pts 4 th $115 Deby Welfringer, Steilacoom, WA 100 pts 5/6 $74 Tamré Geené-Rogers, Bothell, WA 80 points Mary Hopkin, Richland, WA Cindy Doty 80 points 7/8 $54 Shari Ross, Everett, WA 65 points Kendra Marcoulier 65 points


McDermott Announces New Cues from: Steve Suhm, Marketing Director McDermott Cue

Ace Product Management Group, Inc and McDermott Cue team up again to form another industry first - The Jack Daniel’s Collector’s Cue. The JD30 is made from morada and features two metal “Old No. 7” medallions, rings of brass and morada, inlays of maple, a brown embossed leather wrap and a lazer etched stainless steel joint collar. Available now for $730.

Also available now from McDermott is the June “Cue of the Month” cue, the M4-4B “Sapphire”. Made from hardrock maple, the Sapphire features six points with “blue demin” tips. The sleeve features that same “blue demin” in six diamond shapes. Available now for $359. For information on these cues and more, please call 800-666-2283 or visit

Kings Korner Casino & Billiards Announces It’s 1st annual Summer Tournament Series beginning Thursday May 13th and culminating in a Championship Tournament July 31st 2004.

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 Double Elimination tournaments will be held every Thursday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm for 10 weeks to qualify players for the Championship Tournament. (No T ournaments 4th of July week.) Tournaments $12 entry fee for each qualifying tournament ($2 goes toward a  championship tournament prize fund) No Greens Fees!  Points will be awarded to players during the qualifying tournaments.  The 16 players with the most points at the end of the 10 weeks of qualifying rounds will go on to play in the Championship T ournament on Saturday Tournament July 31st. Call 406-256-8946 for details.

July 2004

Kerry Resch Memorial From: Kerry Resch Tournament Directors

The third annual Kerry Resch Memorial eight-ball tournament was held over the weekend of May 15th and 16th at the Mint Bar in Libby, MT. This tournament is not to be confused with the tournament held in Helena, MT in January, its just that Kerry touched so many in the Libby area before moving to Helena, that we figured he should be remembered and honored here as well. Players showed up Friday evening at the Mint for the Calcutta and a mini-tourney. Play got underway about 8:15 pm following the Calcutta. Top honors went to Come Plourde from Galloway, BC, Johnny Siefke from Libby MT finished in second place, third place went to Jim Allen of Ronan, MT. Saturday morning saw the start of a long day of pool as we whittled down the field of players in both the men’s and women’s brackets, in order to set the stage for Sunday. The final eight guys to make it to Sunday were as follows: Matt Wolff, Kalispell; Adam King, Libby; Dale Evans, Libby; Bart McCully, Libby; Ken Rosean, Kalispell; Bob Vignali, Libby; Johnny Siefke, Libby; Rusty DeShazer, Libby. Johnny Siefke found himself in the rocking chair after defeating Adam King 5-2, Bart McCully 5-2, and Bob Vignali 5-2. McCully had defeated Dale Evans 5-2, before losing to Siefke 5-2, but then went on a tear up through the losers bracket, finishing off Rusty DeShazer 5-2, Dale Evans 5-0 and Bob Vignali 5-0, to get another match against Siefke. But for the first time in a long time it was to be Johnny’s weekend.

1st $250 Johnny Siefke, Libby, MT ($343 Calcutta) 2 nd $185 Bart McCully, Libby, MT ($205) $125 Bob Vignali, Libby, MT ($137) 3 rd 4 th $60 Dale Evans, Libby, MT Final four women who made it to Sunday were as follows: 1st $135 Shellie Mitchell, E Helena, MT ($235 Calcutta) 2 nd $100 Patty Dunning, Libby, MT ($140) rd $70 Jenny Kair, Libby, MT ($95) 3 4 th $35 Geri DeShazer, Libby, MT Those of us here at the Kerry Resch Memorial would like to say thanks to everyone who played and watched the pool over the weekend. We wish to extend great thanks to the following supporters and sponsors of this event: Torgy’s Casino and Grill, Windom Distributing (Pepsi), Libby Furniture, Montana Machine and Fabrication, Kootenai Truck Repair, Rebel Tz, Pioneer Auto, Mint Bar, Tom Scott Memorial, Twinkle Welding, Auto Ranch II, Mac’s Market and Video, Maggies Casino, Flathead Beverage, Fun Beverage. Without these folks’ support, things like this are not possible, so in your travels please take time to show your support to these businesses. Thanks to the Moen’s of the Mint Bar and of course their staff, all the people who helped to provide food for the weekend. We are also proud to announce $500 has been raised from everyone’s support to create a High School scholarship this year for a Libby student, in Kerry Resch’s memory. Thanks for your support.



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Mizerak Banquet Planned for U.S. Open Plans are under way for “A Tribute To A Living Legend, Steve ‘The Miz’ Mizerak” presented by Barry Behrman. The dinner and banquet is to take place during the U S Open 9-Ball Championships. It will be a night to remember if you’re attending the Open. If not, watch the whole show live online at The dinner and tribute will be held at the Chesapeake Holiday Inn in Chesapeake, VA, Friday, September 10, 2004, 4:30pm - 6:30pm ET. “The fans at the U S Open are my favorite fans anywhere in the world and I’m very excited about this tribute and look forward to seeing everyone,” said Mizerak from his home in Florida. “The Miz” won the U S Open Championship in 1978 and enjoyed a fabulous career in professional pool as well as success in his cue and accessories business. He also found fame through a series of Miller Beer commercials featuring ‘The Miz,’ “Just Showin Off.” The “MIZ” also mentioned that he just may play in this year’s U.S.Open. A 30-minute video of Mizerak’s professional career and accomplishments will highlight the event. Steve will be signing autographs for all in attendance. Several Guest Speakers will share stories of Steve’s accomplishments to the game. Tickets sales and other information can be found by visiting Online viewing information will be available at closer to the event date. Sign up for the Billiard Club newsletter online to stay abreast of updates and details for this event and other feature programs set for 2004. OTB

Women’s Three Cushion For the first time since before World War II, a Women’s Three Cushion Tournament will be held. The tournament will follow the WPBA Tour stop at the Seminole Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, September 812, 2004. New Wave Billiards owner Hernando de Pineres of Miami, Florida will host the event September 14-15, 2004. The entry is $125 and New Wave Billiards is adding $2,000 to the event. Admission is FREE and the tournament will be conducted by the United States Billiard Association. Details will be posted on the WPBA website at so keep checking for more information. Dennis Dieckman will be donating two custom cues to be raffled off during the event. If you would like more information about this tournament feel free to call Dennis at 734-428-1161. Entries can be mail to: Dennis Dieckman, P O Box 369, Manchester, MI 48158. The United States Billiard Association is hoping to revive this tournament and get more women interested in Three Cushion Billiards. The Women’s World Three Cushion Championships will be held this year in Valencia, Spain October 14-16, 2004. OTB

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TABLE RESTORATION In the past month lots of excitement on the home front. I finished the job of putting together the finishing touches on the Monroe table that I talked about in the May issue. The rails were in terrible shape and sure enough the rails were short, not only the end rails like the Oly Club, but also the side rails. Since this table did not have the blinds we put on Brass Pat Sheehan rosettes. The last guy who restored the table in Philadelphia had put matching veneer on the back side of the rails but missed the size and filled all his mistakes and the damage from water on the leg with a white epoxy and painted over it with a very close colored paint. For many years his short comings were not noticed but the table was in storage for a couple years and the epoxy didn’t like the temperature changes and began to crack. The owner Phil Scalley was moving back to Bloomington, Illinois and wanted the table in excellent shape. We cut 1/8” off the back of the rails and left an 1/8 slot in the rail cap so we could get an exact fit and it gave us a chance to repair all the inner damage to the rail core. We inserted 3/8” Brass tubing to set the pockets at the right height and filled the void with the epoxy and wood and redrilled the pocket bolt holes. We made up the size difference in the rails by adding 1/8” Brass plates to the corner of the rails and shaped them so they fit the rail caps and polished them to match. I found an old name plate and polished it to match all the brass fillings. The original slate was replaced some time ago with slate from a Liberty table (circa 1940-1945). Many of the lugs for the 5/16 rail bolts were missing or stripped so we remanufactured some out of 3/8” pipe and tapped them with 5/16 x 20 thread and replaced. The work went way beyond the estimate but Phil was so pleased with the work that he got out the checkbook and even gave me a nice tip. We put the slate in a crate and the table is off to Bloomingdale, Illinois. I only regret that I won’t get to see the finished product but Phil promised to send a picture. I have noticed that many tables made to copy the old timers have that problem with the lower part of the rail giving away because they do not put in the brass tube like the old Brunswick’s. Connelly and Olhausen tables have this problem. I tried in the past to repair them with Bondo. I did the 9 foot table at Ringlers with Bondo and a month later the pockets still jiggled. This time I took a 7/8” plow in the end of the rail and set in brass tubes. Pockets were never as tight. After 56 years of working on tables I am still learning something new every day. Now for the good part. I sold that Brunswick New Century Challenge to go to Bend. Again I got a big surprise. Someone had given this beautiful Quarter Sawn Oak table a coat of grey paint which I thought was a grey wash coat, but some areas were painted with grey primer and what a job it was to get off. I couldn’t sand much because the last guy had almost gone through the veneer. So four days of stripping we got down to the trouble spots that the primer was hiding. I really hate people who don’t respect the true gems they are working with and do so much damage. It’s bad enough that these old beauties have to fight nature with humidity changes, water damage, fires and sunlight, but so much of the damage is done by people who are so careless. The guys who gage their skill by how fast they can recover a table or how strong they are tightening the bolts. We just picked up a table that sat in an old farm house with a crack in the foundation and water that poured in. When we got to the house to pick it up we had to wait for the sump pump to take out 6” of water. I don’t know how many times it had been pumped out in the past but the legs were destroyed. I was not turned away by what I saw because the table brought back old memories. Dad and I moved and set up this table in 1954 for Ron Harris’ dad. It came from the Odd Fellows Hall in Boring, Oregon and we rode in the O’Neill Transfer truck to set it up and now it is going to Ron’s farm in Boardman. You know these pool tables last for generations. I love to see them passed on from generation to generation. Sometimes I lose sight of them for a while but it is great to see these old friends again. Next month I will do a story on a table that I built in 1974. I just crated it for Max E Ross to send to his house on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. The neat part is that the family kept the original invoice and pictures of Great Grandfather and Father with Max. The crating fees, shipping and finally the delivery and set up on the Island are far more than the physical value, but the memories, pride and family tradition are well worth the dollars spent. OTB

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Chandler Wins .... At Last By: Dennis Winsor Recently The New Grove held its eight week 9-Ball qualifying championship with over $500 in cash & prizes and with a talented lineup of players like Rick Brunner, Larry Davis, Jeff Jimenez, J D and others. The field was tough and ready to play, but in the end it came down to Manny Fernandez and Scott Chandler. When the dust cleared The New Grove crowned a new champion, Scott Chandler. Scott has played in several of these qualifiers but seemed to stumble in the end. But this time his game was on the mark from start to finish. The tournament players would like to thank The New Grove and its staff for making this a great event. Join the action of a 9-Ball Qualifier running every Saturday night at The New Grove, 7:00 sign-up, 7:30 start and as usual the green fees are on the house. 1st Scott Chandler 2 nd Manny Fernandez rd 3 Monte Twin Jeff Jimenez 4 th Jersey Gentleman, Pat Farison 5 th OTB


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Breaking News Press Releases From: Leagues, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Organizations, Instructional and anything of interest in the pool and billiards community.

ACS Board Broadens Dual-Sanction Policy From: John Lewis

The American CueSports Alliance, the new non-profit national league sanctioning body, officially began operations on June 1, 2004, and is soliciting independent leagues formally sanctioned with the Billiard Congress of America as well as other leagues from throughout the United States to sanction. ACS Board of Directors (composed of

independent league operators from throughout North America) met on June 16 and formulated a more inclusive “Dual-Sanction” policy to present more choices to the players within independent pool leagues. The following policy goes into effect immediately: Leagues sanctioned with ACS may be sanctioned with any other national pool league organization on the same night of the week if it is determined by the ACS staff that the dual sanctioning is offered solely for

the purpose of offering its players extra benefits and not for the purpose of undermining an existing ACS-sanctioned league within its area of administration. Generally, such dual-sanctioning will be approved if rival leagues within a region are able to offer the same dual-sanctioning benefits to their players. Additionally, the ACS National 9-Ball Championships will be contended at the Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada, November 10-13,

and the ACS National 8-Ball Championships will be produced at the new, downtown Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada, April 30 May 7, 2005. For more information on the American CueSports Alliance, contact ACS Executive Director, John Lewis, at 719-282-6457/719-282-9325/ email or ACS Leagues & Player Programs Director, Betty Harris, at 719-3805400/ email


U. S. OPEN 9-BALL on ESPN 2 2004 Championship Gets 4 Hours of Broadcast Time ST. LOUIS, MO (June 18, 2004) — Billiard Club network (BCn) is proud to announce an agreement with ESPN to produce and broadcast a minimum of 4 feature mattches from the 2004 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship with options for more programming. ESPN’s program director has given the green light to pool’s most prestigious event for an October broadcast schedule. In addition to the 87.1 million homes in the U.S. that get ESPN 2, ESPN will also provide the programming to its international partners worldwide. BCn will maintain co-distribution rights internationally, live Internet distribution, and videotape/DVD sales rights. “This is great news for the U.S. Open and for pro pool,” said Barry Behrman, the event’s founder and promoter. “Many thanks to BCn for its vision and

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Billiards in 2005 State Games of America From: John Lewis

NCSG Executive Director, Steve Kearney, has announced that for the first time Billiards will be a featured event in the 2005 State Games of America. Currently, billiards is showcased in seven State Games - Montana (Big Sky State Games), Colorado (Rocky Mountain State Games), Iowa (Iowa Games), New Mexico (New Mexico Games), Arizona (Grand Canyon State Games), Indiana (State Games of Indiana) and Nebraska (Cornhusker State Games). Medalists in Billiards from the 2003 and 2004 State Games or the 2004 and 2005 Winter Games in any of the states listed above will be qualified to compete in the 2005 State Games of America The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) is a membership organization comprised of 35 Summer State Games and 14 Winter State Games organizations and a community-based member of the United States Olympic Committee. The NCSG is also the rights holder of the State Games of America, a multi-sport event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation. Traditionally, individual state games medalists have qualified to compete in the bi-annual State Games of America - to be conducted again in 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 28-31. For more information on the 2005 State Games of America or contact information on how you can introduce Billiards into your State’s annual Games, go to or contact NCSG Executive Director, Steve Kearney, at 719-634-7333 ext. 1006 or ACS Executive Director, John Lewis, at 719-282-6457.


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One Pocket 1st $2500 Billy Palmer 2 nd $1600 Scott Frost rd $1000 Amar Kang 3 4 th $800 Tony Chohan 5-6 $650 Rafael Martinez, Ian Costello 7-8 $400 Ernesto Dominguez, Mike Massey 9-12 $200 Bobby Hunter, John Schmidt, Ron Marro, Joey Gebron 9 Ball 1st $5000 Mike Massey nd 2 $2800 Mike Davis $2000 Ernesto Dominguez 3 rd 4 th $1300 David Hemmah 5-6 $900 Scott Frost, Bernado Chavaz 7-8 $650 Bobby Hunter, Tony Chohan 9-12 $400 Santos Sambajon, Francisco Galindo, Ian Costello, Amar Kang 13-16 $200 Ed Ames, Danny Medina, Ismael Paez, Chong Vang Ernesto Dominguez got to the finals by scores of: 9-0 KIevin Mclain, 9-6 Jeraldo Jamito, 9-5 Bobby Hunter, 9-3 Tony Chohan, 9-6 David Hemmah. Mike Massy got to the finals by scores of: 9-4 James Carbo, 9-4 Romell Roque, 9-4 Trevor Smith, 9-5 Ian Costello, 9-6 Ernesto Dominguez and the finals was 13-8 over Mike Davis. Ring Game Result: 6 players $500 per player entry. John Schmidt won the $3000 by being the last man standing. Photo courtesy of Steve Booth - John Schmidt, Recently from Carson City, now Other players were: Tony Chohan, Scott living in Florida with his new wife. Frost, Santos Sambajon Jr., Jose Parica and Jeraldo Jamito. Billy Palmer continued his dominance of the Winners circle with a 2nd place finish in the One Pocket and 1st place in the 9 Ball event, for the June 1st of the month tournaments. The 1st of the month One Pocket event had to compete with the Reno Sands USPPA action 80 miles east. Amar Kang defeated Billy Palmer 3-2 12 players $120 added total purse $330. 1st $150 Amar Kang nd $110 Billy Palmer 2 $70 Chao Vang 3 rd The 9 Ball event also competed with the Reno USPPA event. The attendance, normally in the mid 40s was reduced to only 27 players. The action was still intense, as Billy ran thru the winner’s side with wins over “Angel” 6-4, “Bee” 6-3, James Williams 6-5 and in the hot seat match, Rudy Juarez 6-3. Amar Kang suffered a first round loss to “Bee” 6-2 and then ran over the One Loss bracket opponents with wins over Roger Estelle, Jesus Q., Carl Stewart, Rezaldi Rosaluna, Chong Vang, James Williams and Paul Juarez. The Finals were a race to 6 and then a race to 4 if needed. In a classic battle between two very Photo courtesy of Steve Booth - good players, Billy started out with Amar Kang a 3 pack. In the 4 th rack, Billy came up dry on the break and Amar came back and won the next two games making it a 3-2 score. Amar’s break was working well and he made 3 balls on the 6th rack and was sure to get out when he missed the shape on the 6 ball and made a great attempt to not only make a good hit, but also try to pocket the ‘hooked’ 6. The ball didn’t make it to the hole and Billy took game 6 making the score 4-2. The next two games were split and with the score 5-3, Amar’s break left an open rack for Billy to run out and win the match. 27 players with $270 added, total purse $975 1st $300 Billy Palmer 2 nd $175 Amar Kang 3 rd $125 Rudy Juarez th 4 $95 James Williams 5th-6 th $75 Paul Juarez, Chong Vang 7th-8 th $50 Chao Vang, Rezaldi Rosaluna Sunday June 13th Weekly 9 ball 20 players $100 added total $400 1st $190 Robert Aldana 2 nd $120 Art Valincia 3 rd $60 Don Armstrong 4 th $30 Tom Davis

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Three from fifty teams qualified through their top performance in the Local Team Championships at Tacoma’s City Lights Spirits & Pool in Tacoma, WA (June 7 - 13) to compete at the 2004 Michelob AmberBock 8-Ball National Team Championship. Two out of thirty teams qualified (June 4-6) for the APA 9-Ball National Team Championship. These teams will be competing in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel & Casino August 20-28 for a national title and a portion of over $630,000 guaranteed cash and prizes. 1st Place in Open 8-Ball is $25,000 and 9-Ball is $15,000 A unique, special opportunity awaits this year’s Team Championship events with world-renowned professional player Allison Fisher to personally instruct nationally qualified members for a nominal fee. There will also be team and singles MiniMania events running 20 hours a day. Last year these (APA Tacoma continued on page 22) events paid out over $200,000.

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tournament or just shoot a game with your friends. The Club recently underwent a $40,000 remodel that included six brand new 7’ Valley Pool Tables for their APA teams, complete with state of the art custom lighting above each table. John Wegman and Randy Armstrong, owners of Club Underground are rightfully proud of their APA teams. They have won numerous championships and they have the trophy case to prove it. Teams representing the bar have qualified to go to Las Vegas and shoot in the APA National Championships. John and Randy are pleased that they have made so many friends in the last five years. It has been their goal to provide a safe, happy environment for everyone to come in to. NO drugs, NO weapons, NO exceptions. The security staff is there to insure that the Club’s patrons have a safe and enjoyable time. And if you should happen to drink too much they will make sure you get home safely. There is always something happening at Club Underground and July will be the beginning of more changes with a newly revised menu, lunch specials everyday and a Prime Rib Dinner Special “to die for” available every night for only $13.95. In honor of their APA players Club Underground has an APA Dinner Special – 10% OFF for all

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Rodney Morris (1st)

RENO, NV – June 8-13, 2004 The Sands Regency Hotel and Casino hosted yet another Reno Open (39) and had a field of 196 players. First place receiving $12,000 always guarantees a great playing field. Many of the top names in pool were vying for top honors. Rodney Morris took top honors and also found time to get married while in Reno for the tournament. Morris faced few challenging matches on his way to the finals and went undefeated on his way to the hot seat. In

the match for the hot seat Morris defeated Cliff Joyner 9-0. Joyner defeated Alex Pagulayan 9-7 from the one loss side to again face Morris in the finals. Joyner started out winning the first game but play went back and forth with Morris finally pulling ahead 5-3. After that Joyner won his next and final game of the match. From there on Morris dominated the game and gave Joyner little chance to shoot. The final score was 9-4 and Morris walked away with the first place prize money of $12,000. (Reno Results continued on page 22)

USPPA RENO, NV – June 3-7, 2004 Tony “T-Rex” Chohan has won the 2004 USPPA Pro Am Classic held at the Sands Regency Hotel and Casino. Tony came through the winners side unscathed until he met Richard Burns. Tony is a 144 rated player by the USPPA system and Richard is rated 160. It was a rather lopsided loss that sent Tony to the one loss side (8-3). Tony then beat Ross Fregoso and Ed Ames on the one loss side to again face Richard Burns who had lost his match with Gerardo Jamito Tony Chohan for the hot seat. Tony was not about to be beat again and after going hill-hill with Richard won the match 8-7. Now Tony met Gerardo who had been unbeaten throughout the tournament. It was a true double elimination final and Tony had to beat Gerardo twice 83 and 8-5 to secure his place in the history books with the win. If you are interested in seeing the complete bracketing you will find it online at 1st Tony Chohan Gerardo Jamito 2 nd rd Richard Burns 3 Ed Ames 4 th 5/6 Sylvester Coronado, Ross Fregoso 7/8 Jason Williams, Michelle Rakin See our ad on page 8 for the Hot Shot Team Tournament in August. Photo courtesy of Inside Pool

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BCA National Results May 16-22, 2004

2nd Place Men’s Open Singles Damian Pongpanik, UT

2nd Master Scotch Doubles Wendy Sedlacek, Stan Tourangeau - WA/BC

1st Place Men’s Open Team - Smooth Operation - CA

2nd Place Men’s Senior Singles David Datillo, CA

3rd Place Open Scotch Doubles Frank Almanza, Em Gonzales - CA

3rd Place Men’s Open Team - K C Midway - OR (l to r back row) Ivan Doty, Steve Linglebach, Tony Balzar, (front row) Mike Jensen, Mike Stevens

Men’s Artistic Pool (l to r) Hani Kamany - CA (1st), Nate Bryant (2nd)

Best Dressed Honorable Mention Chuck Robinson & Veronica Kanakanui - CA Best Dressed Honorable Mention The Debenhams of CA

3rd Place Men’s/Mixed Master Team - Black Bull #1 - UT (BCA Nationals continued on page 23)

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Geiler Wins the 9th Memorial Weekend Tournament up against each other once EVERETT, WA again. The match went nick This tournament wasn’t as and tuck and back and forth large as most of them in the until Richard came out on top past but that didn’t keep it this time (8-7). A very tough from still having a very strong match. field. (45) players from When the final match started, everywhere came to butt it was easy to see right from heads with each other trying the start that it was going to to be one of the final (12) to be like watching the gladiator make the money matches. being eaten by the lion with Even though the field was Richard being that lion. With considerably short from the a few table runs, a nine-ball (64) players needed to fill break and a finish with a this tournament, Shotze’s flourish, Richard defeated still added the full $1,000. Paul with a score of (9-2). From now on, our fields will Paul never had the chance have to be considerably to get started. It was a closer to being full to have the pleasure to watch one of the full amount added. It’s only fair top notch players actually that the establishment playing at their full capacity expect participation from the and not slowing down to see (l to r) Richard Geiler (1st), Paul Potier (2nd), Dan Louie (3rd) players since the players who they just ran over. expect the establishment to make good on their promises. Congratulations Richard. Richard Geiler has participated within several Shotze’s tournaments over Please take the time to thank Darryl and Dave for putting on another great the past (8) years. Even though he has finished in the money in all of them tournament. It is nice to see that establishments who take the time to care but one, our last tournament, Spring Classic, was his best with a third. I about the quality of tournaments that are put on. Ford and I hope to see would of thought that the (9) footers were Richard’s favorite table, but you all in the 4th Annual 8-Ball Championship the third weekend of watching him play on the (8) footers in this tournament just showed that he September. We again, are looking for (64) members and hi-woman will be is an all around player that can play on anything thrown his way. awarded. Watch for our ad. Richard’s Saturday matches were: Linda Carter (7-3), a tough loss against The final results were: Dan Louie (6-7), J D (7-3), and his last match Bill Irons (7-3) to bring him 1st $1,000 Richard Geiler back for money matches on Sunday. Richard didn’t slow down on Sunday $700 Paul Potier 2 nd rd with his wins being, Dick Trichler (8-2), Jim Conway (8-6), John Horsfall 3 $500 Dan Louie (8-5) and then a rematch against Dan Louie. $350 John Horsfall 4 th Paul Potier, another great player who enjoys participating in Shotze’s 5/6 $250 Brady Gollan, Tyler Hayne tournaments to pit his knowledge and skills against some of the best, has 7/8 $150 Kojii, Jim Conway also had some luck in getting in the money brackets. His Saturday matches 9-12 $105 Soud, Jeff Jeminize, Dick Trichler, George Stefurak OTB were: Mike Shannon (7-3), Kevin Ross (7-1) and Bill Andereozi (7-3). What Hi-Woman Hsin $100 is it with almost all matches being (7-3)???? Sunday had Paul matching up against some tough opponents. They were Soud (8-6), Brady Gollan (8-7), and then the all important point match, Dan Louie (8-7). Paul had a brief moment of relaxation while Richard and Dan Louie went By: Rose Wilson & Ford

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BREAKing News Press Releases From: Leagues, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Organizations, Instructional and anything of interest in the pool and billiards community.

ACS National Championships from: John Lewis, ACS Executive Director

Cecil Messer, President of the newly-formed American CueSports Alliance, has announced dates and locations for the 2004 ACS National 9-Ball Championships and 2005 ACS National 8-Ball Championships, both of which are to be conducted in Reno, Nevada. The Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino will host the inaugural ACS National 9-Ball Championships, November 10-13, 2004, and the Silver Legacy will co-host - with the brand new downtown Reno Events Center - the ACS National 8-Ball Championships, April 30 through May 7, 2005. The American CueSports Alliance will begin their physical operations on June 1, 2004, as a new national governing body and non-profit national league sanctioning body. Mr. Messer, in an address to over one hundred independent league operators at the Stardust Convention Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 18, was pleased to note that “the ACS formation board of directors, primarily composed of the elected Presidents of the various BCA state associations, had been working diligently behind the scenes to establish these events in the few weeks since forming the association.” Many former BCA-sanctioned leagues have committed to sanctioning with the new national non-profit association to ensure the success of these inaugural championships. OTB Website:

Capri Glassware Partners with WPBA Tour Charlotte, NC – The Women’s Professional Billiard Association, the world’s most renowned professional billiard organization, announced a retail licensing agreement with AAA Glassware (dba Capri Glassware), a prominent CA-based glassware manufacturer. Under the terms of the agreement, Capri Glassware will manufacture and mass market a line of WPBA branded glassware products including; mugs, pub glasses, shooters, tall shooters and tankards. Capri Glassware will make the products available through their nationwide distribution channels, mass and specialty retailers, billiard retailers, billiard rooms, WPBA tournaments and on the WPBA’s online Pro Shop at They expect to release the new product line to market within the next month. “I think it is fabulous that a female owned company can now be a part of supporting a professional female sports league,” says Sharon Simon, President of Capri Glassware. “We are very excited about becoming a member of the WPBA family and look forward to many years of successful partnering.” The increasing popularity of WPBA Tour has encouraged a number of manufacturers to venture into the billiards market for the first time. “We are thrilled that Capri Glassware has chosen to make their first foray into professional sports with the WPBA Tour”, says Kathy Kopacz, Director of Licensing for the WPBA Tour. “We are confident this is going to be a significant addition to our stable of products this year.” Capri Glassware joins a growing list of licensees who have recently contracted with the WPBA. Ragold Confections signed on with the WPBA last month. Recently PG&A introduced a full line of travel gear & business accessories, and earlier this year New Deal Playing Card Company released its “ergonomically-correct” decks of WPBA playing cards. Benator Publishing, LLC will soon be introducing wall calendars featuring the WPBA and its top professionals. A number of additional products are being planned for the upcoming year according to Kopacz. The WPBA governs all aspects of female professional activity; represents the media and participation rights of professional and semi-pro players; governs rules, regulations, and conduct, ethics and equipment specifications for professional sanctioned tournaments; and, develops, produces and sanctions tournaments. WPBA events are broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2 throughout the year. Capri Glassware is a 48 year old, family-owned business based in Los Angeles, CA. The company is solely owned by a female and certified as a woman owned business. The business is self-contained, all decoration is done on site, and all processes are produced in house by the Capri Glassware staff. For more information on Capri Glassware, please visit the company website at: For more information on WPBA Licensing and Marketing contact Kathy Kopacz, Director of Licensing at (386) 673-7655 or For more information on the WPBA, log onto OTB

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11. The first coin-operated billiard table was patented in 1903. The cost of a game on the first pay-for-play table: one penny. 12. Before the invention of celluloid and other new-age plastics, billiard balls were made out of ivory. The elephants can thank their present existence on the invention of plastics. Because billiard balls had to be cut from the dead center of a tusk, the average tusk yielded only 3 to 4 balls. 13. Captain Mingaud, the inventor of the leather cue tip, was imprisoned for political reasons during the French Revolution. With the help of a fellow prisoner, he was able to have a billiard table installed in his cell. It was during his incarceration that be became obsessed with the game, that he devised and perfected his invention. His obsession became so intense, that at the end of his prison term, he actually asked for a longer sentence so that he could complete his study of the game. 14. The world’s largest billiard hall was built during billiards’ “Golden Age”. “The Recreation”, a mammoth seven-story health spa, was a bustling Detroit business in the 1920’s. It featured 103 tables, 88 bowling lanes, 20 barber chairs, three manicuring stands, 14 cigar stands, a lunch counter on each floor, a restaurant that could seat 300, and an exhibition room with theater seating, that could accommodate 250 spectators. 15. The Hustler was based on a novel by Walter Tevis. The novel, however, was based on a short story he had earlier submitted to Playboy. Before “The Hustler” was released, the “Philco TV Theater” aired an episode called “Goodbye, Johnny”, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Playboy short story. In it, Cliff Robertson portrayed the cocky young hustler, making Robertson – not Newman – the original “Fast Eddie” Felson. 16. Marquetry – the art of making pictures or designs with thin slices of wood, shell or other materials – has long enhanced the beauty of tables and cues. The art form is hardly a recent development. It has been practiced in Egypt and the Orient for more than 3,000 years. 17. Many handicapped people have played the game of pool, but the story of “Handless George” Sutton is truly one of inspiration. Born in 1870, Sutton lost both hands in a sawmill accident at the tender age of eight. Despite his handicap (and long before the days of advanced prosthetics), he studied medicine and graduated from the University of Milwaukee. During his college years, he took up the game of billiards. He became so proficient, he set an 18.2 Balkline world record with a run of 799, in 1921. He took his playing skills on the road, touring the country and amazing audiences for nearly 35 years. He left an everlasting legacy – the resolve of the human spirit – upon his death, in 1938.



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Players based on their win percentage from the Summer Session throughout the Spring Session, playing 20 or more matches during the year, are eligible for the Annual Top Gun Award. Winners this year were: 8-Ball Robert Alston - Schooner Pub & Galley Lyn Hagerty-Cue & Cushion Sports Lounge 9-Ball Paul Munger-New Peking Restaurant & Lounge Secret Wong-Cue & Cushion Sports Lounge

PIERCE COUNTY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 2003-2004 All teams complete a ballot for this award, votes are then tabulated and a winner is decided. This year it was extremely difficult and was narrowed to 3 players that have been involved in the APA Pool League for many years. Criteria that set one member aside from the others is going over and beyond to promote, be involved in the League, portraying good sportsmanship and making a competitive sport fun: Dianna Trent - Tacoma’s City Lights Spirits & Pool.


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Western BCA Pool Players Association Votes to Stay BCA! VANCOUVER, WA In a meeting of the Western BCA Pool Players Association (WBPPA) held Sunday June 13th a motion was made to change the name of the organization to the Western ACS Pool Players Association, to disassociate with the BCA Pool Leagues, and to align with the American CueSports Alliance (ACS). There was much discussion of the pros and cons of each national organization and representatives of both sides also fielded many questions from members. After an emotional and lengthy debate, the board took a roll-call style vote of league operators and eligible player representatives. The majority voted down the motion and the Western BCA Pool Players Association will remain affiliated with the BCA Pool Leagues. Elections were also held for President and Vice President. Mark Avlon of Lynnwood, WA was elected President. Sam Rabito of Oregon City, OR was elected Vice President. The WBPPA consists of most BCA leagues throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho; there were approximately 2000 members in the 2003-2004 season. The WBPPA produces a regional 8-Ball tournament in late February and a 9-ball tournament in early November at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR. The total prize money paid out last season exceeded $110,000. The dates for this year’s 9-Ball tournament are November 3rd – 7th. The association looks forward to getting this year’s leagues started and running an event even bigger than in years past! OTB

Midwest Open To Hold Juniors Qualifier The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is proud to announce that the Midwest Open, of the Chicago land area, has been selected as a 2005 BCA Junior National 9-Ball qualifier site October 6 ~ 10, 2004. Pending information can be found at or contact Eydie Romano at The BCA Junior Nationals is the most prestigious event in youth billiards. The winner of the Midwest Open will earn a spot at the BCA Junior National 9-Ball Championships held in the summer of 2005. A site location and dates have yet to be selected. Tournament information will be posted on as it becomes available. The 2005 National Champions earn the right to represent the United States at the 2005 World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) Junior World 9-Ball Championships. For information on hosting a 2005 Junior Qualifier or competing in a qualifier, please contact Ms. Carrie Benson at 719.264.8300 or OTB

W OMEN ’ S R ACES E XTENDED !! BCA Pool League is very happy to make the following announcement. Our stated goal is to improve the opportunities for all pool players through fair governance and equitable policies. For years the women have been “shorted” in the BCA National 8-Ball Tournament held each May in Las Vegas. In both the open team event and the trophy event, the women historically have only played to 8 games, whereas the men have played to 13 games. Both men and women have the same number of players (5) and pay the same entry fee. In following our sense of fair play, the BCA Pool League is proudly announcing that effective in May 2005, the women matches will now be a race to 10. After analyzing the 2005 event, we hope to extend the races even longer. Time, number of entrants, and number of tables available will be the controlling factors. We hope this will encourage more women to experience the greatest pool tournament in the world. And we feel it is the right thing to do. In time, we would love to see the gender barrier gently fade away. Although that is not likely to happen in the near future, we hope this is recognized as a step in the right direction. Go to for the most up-to-date info on the BCA Pool League. If we can help you in any way (or if you need to know the facts about BCA Pool League), please contact us at (866) USA-POOL, 719264-8300 or It is always our pleasure to serve you.


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BCA National Results May 16-22, 2004 The following results were not available for the June issue - See photos page 19

Men’s / Mixed Open Teams Based on 840 entries - $210,000 1st $13,000Smooth Operation, CA + Trophies 2 nd $10,500 Neighborhood Sports Bar, TX + Trophies 3rd $8,500 K C Midway, OR + Trophies 4 th $7,000 Antique Billiards, CO 5-6 $5,500 Nitro Syndicate, CA Planet 8-Ball, MO 7-8 $4,000 Miss Cue Ohio, OH The Virginians, VA 9-12 $3,000 Resurection, Vancouver, WA All About The Box, AB Kolby’s Mike, AZ Promasters, BC 13-16 $2,300 Mainstreet Billiards, AZ 17-24 $1,750 Coastal Sharks, CA Referees, CA 49-64 $800 Last Ball Rolling, WA Mr. Lucky’s #1, CA Players, ID 65-96 $650 Blackbull-Bud Hens, UT Deadly Strokes, WA Family, CA The Mesquite 5, AZ 97-128 $500 Alexanders Highlanders, AZ BJ Strokers, CA Desperado’s Hot Shots, AZ Groggy’s Eric, AZ Ricks Pix, CA Sports Harbour, CA

129-192 $350

193-256 $250

B. J. Peppers, Carson, CA Big Win 9, CA Boulevard Stokers, CA Break Out, AZ I Remember Swanee, CA Pappy’s David, AZ PPNCG - Plush Pocket, CA Scores, CA South Bay, CA South Hills, ID Stroke Of Fate, CA Table 32, OR Alexanders Ball Busters, AZ Bison Buffalo Billiards, CA Main Street Billiards II, AZ Rest In Peace, UT Rim Rock Bar #1, ID Rusty’s Five, CA Stockman’s Bar, UT The Edge #1, MT Wagon Wheel, CA

Based on 14 entries + $15,000 added - $22,000 1 st $7,500 Back for More, AB + Trophies $5,000 All In, OH + Trophies 2 nd 3rd $3,000 Finders Keepers, IL + Trophies 4 th $2,300 Team MN Billiards, MN $1,600 California Cue T’s, CA 5th 6 th $1,100 Ray’s Bar #1, TX 7-8 $750 Fox Force Five, BC Jacoby’s Midwest Masters, MN

Men’s/Mixed Master Teams Based on 24 entries + $15,000 added - $27,000 1 st $9,000 The Greene Machine, AB $6,000 Pour House, IL 2 nd 3rd $3,000 Black Bull #1, UT $1,800 Interclubs, Spain 4 th 5 th $1,500 Saba’s Masters, MN 6 th $1,200 Clean Up Crew, BC 7-8 $1,000 APP1, Portugal Homestead Inn, WI 9-10 $750 Knobby’s Muchachos, AZ Abby’s of Chicago, IL 11-12 $500 Cools, WA Gamblers Anonymous, OK

Women’s Trophy Teams

4th Women’s Artistic Pool Championship

5th Women’s Speed Pool Challenge

Based on 13 entries + $250 added - $380 1 st $152 Judy Malm, AZ 2 nd $114 Karen Lincoln, KS 3rd $76 Linda Hodges, MO 4th $38 Susie Miller, CA

$10 Entry Fees + $50 Added 1 st $100 Kelly Fisher, NJ $75 Bev Ashton, AB 2 nd 3-4 $37.50 Kassandra Boyd, LA Kris Carrilo, NE

12th Men’s Artistic Pool Championship

5thMen’s Speed Pool Challenge

Based on 204 entries _ $500 added - $2,540 1st $838.20 Hani Kamany, CA $558.80 Nate “Okinawa Slim” Bryant, GA 2 nd rd 3 $381.00 Jason Kane, NY th 4 $254.00 Rusty Jackson, KY 5 th $203.20 Brad Boltz, MN 6 th $152.40 Buddy Eick, OK th $101.60 Steve Semelbauer, MI 7 8 th $50.80 Bill Windsor, VA

$10 Entry Fees +$200 Added 1 st $320 Josh Silva, AB 2 nd $207 Samuel Prieto, Spain 3-4 $113 David Martin, TX Ike Runnels, IL 5-8 $46.75 Paul Guersney, TX Jason Kane, NY Julio Pereda, Spain Nathan Smith, CO

Breaking News Press Releases From: Leagues, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Organizations, Instructional and anything of interest in the pool and billiards community.

Western BCA Announces New Web Site! From: Mark Avlon

The Western BCA Pool Players Association is pleased to announce its new web site to share information about itself, its regional tournaments, and its member leagues. It will also provide for communications directly to and from players. In the short term, the site will be focusing on providing players with accurate information about the association and its tournaments. Players will be able to get timely answers to their questions or concerns directly from the association. As the site continues to build, it will become the place players will go to for information about the BCA regional tournaments and BCA leagues in the northwest. Get connected to the Western BCA Pool Players Association. OTB Visit us at

Avalon Interview

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agenda to get those moving again, to get those completed. There are changes to the tournament as far as who’s renting tables, what kind of tables, not any major fundamental things the players really care about. It’s more like who’s going to produce our program guide and things like that. D”C”A: Is Jean Bartholomew still going to produce the program guide? Mark: I have sent an offer to her. I have asked her to submit a proposal for continuing to do that. In my opinion, she’s welcome to do that. I do not intend to exclude anyone from the association. She produces a very good player program. She benefited from that work she did. If she’d like to continue that, she can submit a proposal. There are other interested parties and I have suggested they also submit a proposal and we’ll discuss those proposals in one of our meetings. D”C”A: Thank you Mark for taking your time. Mark: You’re welcome, I appreciate the interview so that we can explain to the players what’s going on. OTB

Based on 16 entries 1 st Texas Angels, TX Trophies, Jackets & 2005 Entry 2 nd Tou-Can Play, FL Trophies, Jackets & 2005 Entry 3rd Toucans Twisted Sisters, FL Trophies 4 th Katty Kittens, BC

Men’s/Mixed Trophy Teams Based on 127 entries 1 st Thelma’s Rebels, WV Trophies, Jackets & 2005 Entry Fee 2 nd Burd, MO Trophies, Jackets & 2005 Entry Fee 3rd Just One More Sports Bar & Grill, MO Trophies 4 th Usual Suspects, FL Trophies 5-6 Bandidos, GA Trophies The Professionals, MD Trophies 7-8 Lucky 7’s, TX Trophies Unfinished Bidness, TX Trophies

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BCA Is Here To Stay Yes, we are. You can’t believe everything you hear these days, can you? The BCA Pool League is alive and doing quite well, with business as usual in the Colorado Springs headquarters until our new building is completed in Las Vegas. The BCA National 8-Ball Championships remain slated at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas each May through 2010, and the BCA National 9-Ball Championships have been added for November 2004 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. By the way, our new building is being built by the new league CEO Mark Griffin, and Mark has reached into his pocket to fully fund the league operation “for as long as it takes.” Keep in mind that John Lewis admitted in a public forum (in Colorado Springs, June 5) that the ACS is using funds received from BCA state associations to pay for ACS operations. Please remember those words if you are asked “to switch” your state association to ACS. We believe the BCA dues that funded your state association were intended to fund events for the BCA members who paid those dues, and not as gifts or loans to another league. League Operators — Remember also, the recent notice from Steve Ducoff reminding you that after June 1st your state association voting rights mmay depend on the renewal of your sanction with the BCA Pool League. Please get your applications for league sanction in to us, so that we can validate your status as “a BCA league operator in good standing” and assure your right to vote. We recommend that you review your state association by-laws carefully. In some states, the state association by-laws impose a strict code of ethics intended to protect your rights and your state association funds. So, now is the time to ask questions of your state association officials. If they refuse to provide you the answers you need, please feel free to contact us. We will assist you anyway we can. Lastly, a personal note from me as your new CEO of the BCA Pool League. There are rumors circulating that the BCA Pool League is negotiating to sell the BCA leagues to ACS, or that the BCA Pool League is out of business. These rumors are NOT true. I (Mark Griffin) played a major part in initiating meetings with ACS officials with the goal of finding some common ground between the BCA and ACS, and with the hope that the players and operators could avoid being torn between the two league systems. I was unsuccessful, but I tried. I love the sport of pool and think that I can help improve the future of the game. I have a vision for the BCA Pool League and it is not for sale. It is the BCA that allows true dual-sanctioning, and defends the player¹s right to play on any and all leagues. Go to for the most up-to-date info on the BCA Pool League. Again, if we can help you in any way (or if you need to know the facts about the BCA Pool Leagues), please contact us at (866) USA-POOL, (719) 264-8300, or It is our pleasure to serve you.


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Individual Mailing List Groups from:

In an effort to better serve you, the BCA Pool League web site now has individual Mailing List Groups; Enthusiasts, Operators, Players, and Press. Please Go To: join_mailing_list.php and Choose or Update your Group. The BCA Pool League website is undergoing constant developement and will be sure to offer you, the players, fans, & operators with ease of use with all the dyanmics possible. If you have any ideas on making the site better serve you, please email the staff at . Also added recently: Forms Section: Rules: BCA National 9-Ball Championship Site Released: Link to the Bca Pool League Site: OTB

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Legend Parica Set for WPC Debut From: Luke Riches, Matchroom Sport Pinoy pool legend Jose Parica is set to make his debut appearance at the $350,000 WPA World Pool Championship this summer after accepting a sponsors invitation from event promoters Matchroom Sport. Despite nearly 25 years as one of the world’s premier 9-ball exponents, the Los Angeles-based Parica has never before had the opportunity to test his considerable skills against the toughest line-up the sport has to offer. The 2004 World Pool Championship takes place from 10 - 18 July at the World Trade Center, Taipei and is scheduled for over 60 hours of live broadcast on ESPN Star Sports throughout Asia. For Parica, a youthful looking 54, Taiwan has proved a happy hunting ground over the years as he has racked up two major wins - the 1980 International and the 1993 Peace Cup - in his sporadic visits to the country. The 2003 US Open runner-up said, “I’m looking forward to it. It is a fantastic championship and I will be going to do my very best to win.” Parica’s presence in the 128 man starting line-up highlights the anomalies that the World Pool Championship selection process can throw up. Despite being ranked No.2 on the UPA US Tour, Parica could not be nominated by the Billiard Congress of America as he is not an American citizen. Similarly, the Asian Pocket Billiard Union could not nominate him either, because despite Parica being a citizen of the Philippines, he does not hold a ranking within that organization. Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, “ We’re thrilled that a cueman of Parica’s talent will be with us in Taipei and I’m sure he will be a real danger to anyone he meets. “We are seriously looking at the selection procedures for 2005 with a view to giving it a complete overhaul.”


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July 2004

Las Vegas Results

McDermott Finale

May 27 - June 5, 2004

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BCA Pool League Announcement from: David Vandenberghe, BCA Pool League

The BCA Board of Directors had discussed the future needs of the BCA Pool League for the past two years. They felt it necessary to find a qualified leader to take the BCA Pool League into the future, and allow the BCA to refocus o-n its mission as a trade association. They found just such a leader in Mark Griffin, and he has assumed control of the BCA Leagues as of June 1, 2004. The new business — Under new management, the basic league structure will remain intact and all league operators will be treated equally. For general league information, go to Mr. Griffin may be personally contacted at a toll free phone number (866) 793-7665, at his personal cell phone number (812) 987-1461, and at his Email addresses and BCA Advisory Board — we are currently forming our initial league advisory board, and we seek qualified candidates to fill the remaining board poositions. If you wish to serve, or if you wish to nominate a qualified candidate, please call Mark at (812) 987-1461. We still need representatives from all critical disciplines — especially players. New Canadian presence — we are currently talking to candidates for establishing a new Canadian BCA office and producing the BCA Canadian Championshhips. The BCA will have a strong presence in Canada. New events — The new BCA Pool League is bringing back the BCA National 9-Ball Championships for 2004. Join us November 16th-21st, 2004 at the Union Plaza Hotel and Casino — — in Downtown Las Vegas. The $13,000 added 9-Ball event will include singles, doubles and team divisions, and will be played on 7-foot Diamond Smart Tables. The new “BCA Grand Masters” division — the previous league management confused the boundaries between the Open and Masters divisions, and these divisions are now being redefined. We will follow the lead of the VNEA and create a higher category of Masters — which we will call the “BCA Grand Masters” division. Dual sanctioning — in order to give the players more opportunities to play, we will open up the “dual sanctioning” policy we inherited from BCA. Pool in the Olympics — The BCA once envisioned an Olympic concept that began with a new organization with seats for ALL worthy pool, snooker and billiards organizations in the US. In other words, an all inclusive organization that could represent all amateur and pro players. The BCA Pool League would wholeheartedly support such an honest attempt to get pool into the Olympics. OTB

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Santos Sambajon took home the first place prize money after an exciting final match against Barry Emerson. Barry started the match slowly and found himself down 6-1, but he soon geared up and tied the match at 7. Barry went ahead on the next rack but Santos came back to finish the match 13-9. Santos had been undefeated through the tournament displaying his professional playing ability. He mad it look easy. $1,700 Santos Sambajon 1st 2 nd $1,250 Barry Emerson $725 Raul Abenojar 3 rd 4 th $400 Don Wirtiman 5/6 $200 Stan Tourangeau, Ed Hobbs 7/8 $150 Craig Dumo, Dick Trichtler 9-12 $100 Rich Geiler, Scott Chandler, Jim Boyce Karl Baughman 13-16 $75 Soud Alabdulrazaq, Tim Paget, Frankie Rocha, Randy Camantigue “The Break” would like to thank McDermott Cues for sponsoring the tour and City Lights for hosting our finale. We would also like to thank all the locations and players who have supported the tour this season. Andrea would like to invite all the players back to City Lights in September because she is bringing back the Wednesday Night “Heavy Hitters” 9-Ball Tournament. Sign-ups are at 7PM, starts at 7:30PM with a race to 3. See ya there!

McDermott Tour’s Roadmap to Success October 3rd was the start of the McDermott NorthWest 8 and 9-Ball Tour presented by “The Break”. First venue was City Lights Tacoma, Washington and was billed as a BCA warm-up for Lincoln City, small table 9-ball. The field was limited to BCA players and brought in the best players from Washington and Oregon. Stan Tourangeau and Rich Geiler, two talented players in the Northwest fought a hill-hill match in the finals, with Stan coming out on top. N o r t h W e s t To u r s It was a great kick-off to the season. Troutdale, Oregon at Skyland Pub saw the first 8-Ball stop on the McDermott Tour on October 11th. Pool players packed the pub for play on three 4 x 8 Valleys and four 3.5 x 7 bar boxes which made the tournament challenging and full of surprises. Local talent Glenn Atwell played strong the entire tournament and went undefeated to win. The spectators were treated to some very tough play by all the participants and everyone found the final match between Glen Atwell and Mike Stevens riveting. Next up on the circuit was Let’s Play Billiards in Forest Grove, Oregon, November 1st. This was again a 9-Ball stop and was shaping up to have a strong field of 48 players. The actual count on the day of play was far below this expected number but the owners, John Campbell and Gary French still added the $1,000 to the pot. Darin Walding the tournament director remarked, “Isn’t it strange to see more heart from a room owner than from Northwest pool players? The tournament was successful with or without a full field, it was disappointing to me to have heard throughout the years how there are no good tournaments in Oregon, and when we do have a strong added pot, the players call in sick? I think the pool players of the Northwest at least owe an apology for not supporting pool, or at least the integrity to not whine about lack of events in the Portland area.” Everyone enjoyed the tournament and Brett Seyler took top honors. The tour now turned North to City Lights in Tacoma for a Thanksgiving weekend 9-Ball tournament. This time the play was on the 9 foot tables and the house was packed with 61 players all vying for their share of the $3,940 pot. Even though it was a holiday weekend the field was very strong with the best players in the Northwest coming to play. Tournament Director Andrea Saenz-Maes remarked that, “It was an honor to watch and participate with some of the best in the business”. The top four were names familiar to anyone who follows pool in the Northwest, Stan Tourangeau, Dan Louie, Marlon Oliveros and Glen Atwell. Stan again took top honors at the 4th stop on the McDermott Tour. December 13th and 14th was the 5th stop at Harvey’s Billiards in Renton, Washington. The field was originally limited to 32 players but was expanded because of the demand for spots in the tournament. The field could have been twice as large with an entry of $25. Bert Harvey, owner and tournament director instituted a rule to keep the players on time. “For every 10 minutes you were late for a match you lose one game”. This rule only got used during the first matches and was not needed again. This was the first “no smoking” venue on the tour which didn’t phase the players at all. The finals saw Dan Louie and Robert Colby contending for the $700 first place prize money. Dan came out on top 11-7. The next stop moved east 300 miles and foul weather limited the field (which is not uncommon for January) at The Falls Club in Post Falls, Idaho. Expecting a full field of 64 players a heavy winter snowstorm prevented many players from making the trip but the field was still a strong 51 players. This tournament advertised a $5,000 payout due to the generosity of John Carr owner of The Falls Club and the field of players was proof of that. Nita (Finale continued on page 34)

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Photo courtesy of Pool Pics by Hoppe


Rodney Morris and Sheina were married during the Reno Open in Las Vegas. OTB

Baby widow takes on the world

Deuel Ring Game Champ Corey Deuel has won another ring g a m e . Following a charity event for the Boys & Girls Club, Corey Deuel along with Rodney Photo courtesy of Pool Pics by Hoppe Morris, Buddy Corey Deuel Hall, Tony Crosby, Mika Immonen and Thorsten Hohmann played in the 4th Annual Predator Central Florida Ring Game. Corey played great and only missed one shot during the event. He pocketed $9,000 for the victory. The ring game will be available on DVD and VHS at with commentary by Charlie Williams and Allan McCarty (Predator Cues).


Win For Peach At Doncaster from: BPPPA

George Breedlove, Jeanette Lee and Cheyenne Lee Breedlove

“It’s a girl! And she’s already playing pool as good as mommy!”, is the way the announcements went out after Jeanette Lee and George Breedlove adopted their new baby Cheyenne Lee Breedlove. Cheyenne was born June 11, 2004, weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Jeanette is spending her time at home taking care of Baby Widow. Jeanette is planning a trip to New York to visit her family and friends and introduce them all to Cheyenne at a baby shower next month. If you would like to congratulate the new parents you can send your cards to Jeanette Lee, LLC, 498 Town Center St North, Suite 206, Mooresville, IN 46158. Or you can send an email to: If you would like to send a baby present she is registered at and OTB

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D a r y l Peach took the winner’s trophy and £1000 first prize at the B P P PA Doncaster Open on Sunday 23rd May 2 0 0 4 , Daryl Peach (1st) and Tom Ford (2nd) beating snooker professional Tom Ford 9-3 in the final. It was Tom Ford’s first appearance in a BPPPA event, and although he didn’t get much table time against Peach, can be pleased with his performance, knocking out the likes of Martinho Correia and fellow snooker pro Nick Dyson on his way to the final. The fact that most of the top eight got no further than the last 16 stage did Daryl’s cause no harm. A crunch game came when Peach was paired up with the number two Raj Sagoo at the last 16 stage, a match he won 9-7. Raj and the most of the top eight will be hoping for a reversal of fortunes in the next double-pointer, at the end of the season. Finishing 3rd - 4th were Nick Dyson and Steve Brown, with Jay Trivedi (the highest finisher out of the top eight apart from Daryl), Wayne Lloyd, Clark Smith and Martinho Correia making up the remainder of the last eight. Other players in the money were Gareth Esprit, Norman Kay, Raj Sagoo, Steve Higton, Graham West, Paul Medati, Andy Worthington and Nigel Webb. For the updated ranking list, visit the BPPPA website at The BPPPA is a non-profit organisation, limited by guarantee, dedicated to the development of the American cue sports disciplines in Great Britain. As well as promoting a range of pool disciplines, we aim to support a wider player base through our Ladies’, Youth and Disabled policies. To these ends, we are working closely with the European Pocket Billiard Federation, as the EPBF member representing Great Britain.


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Archer Wins Predator Pro Open

Photo courtesy of Pool Pics by Hoppe

The 4th Annual Predator Central Florida Pro Open saw Johnny Archer come away victorious. Archer was the defending champion and went undefeated through the field. On his way to the finals Archer defeated Josh Degler 9-8, Willie Massi 9-4, David Grossman 9-4, Tony Crosby 9-4, Buddy Hall 9-6, Charlie Bryant 9-6. Bryant went to the one loss side and faced Danny Harriman for the chance to play Archer again and won 9-6. In the finals Archer mad easy work of Bryant with a 13-3 victory.

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Corteza the Conqueror! By Bob Guerrero

Before this weekend, Lee Van Corteza was known as a gambler with a thin tournament resume. But now he’ll be known as something else: Champion of the Manila leg of the 2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour. Van Van, as the 25-year-old native of Davao, Philippines is called, out dueled Bustamante in a riveting, extended-racks final, 13-11 in front of an enraptured audience at the Octagon Hall of Robinson’s Lee Van Corteza receiving trophy and winners check from Galleria. Mr Erick M Bartolome and Mr Aristeo G Puyat It was enough for Django to build a seemingly unassailable 10-6 lead. The shot of that run was a jaw-dropping two-rail bank kiss on the two off the six in rack 15. But breaking for the match, Bustamante overdrew his break shot straight into a corner pocket. That proved to be a crucial error. Corteza found an extra gear, picking off four racks in a row to level the match and send the final into extra racks. Bustamante responded with a massive break in rack 21 which claimed five balls. But Corteza made the most of his break in the next rack, snookering Django on the three and running out. Corteza drilled a series of tough shots to reach the hill, 12-11. He ran out the final rack. The lanky former Southeast Asian Games gold medalist earned US $10,000 for the win. Bustamante settled for US $5,000. OTB Information & photo courtesy of

San Diego 9-Ball Tour

Fisher Wins Again For the third year in a row Allison Fisher has won the WPBA’s Midwest Open held at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in Peoria, Illinois June 9-13, 2004. Allison faced Karen Corr in the finals and claimed her first place prize of $9,000 after a convincing 7-2 win.

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Allison Fisher Karen Corr Monica Webb Kim Shaw Sarah Ellerby, Melissa Herndon Julie Kelly, Jeanette Lee Vivian Villarreal, Gerda Hofstatter, Melissa Little, Tiffany Nelson

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Japan Cup Winner

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Steve Eakins Mike Longmire Louis Ulrich Joe Chester David Nakano Zeke Morrison 7/8 Ben Pham Jason Krisle The next event will be held July 1718 at College Billiards in San Diego, CA. OTB

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The San Diego 9-Ball Tour had it’s 4th stop at Family Billiards in Oceanside, CA on May 21st. Buddy and Karen Stephens, hosted the event and Ulrich & Associates Real Estate & Mortgage added $500 to the pot. The tournament had a field of 29 strong players. The final match between Steve Eakins and Mike Longmire was a single race to 9 which Eakins quickly won 9-3.

Johnny Archer Charlie Bryant Danny Harriman Charlie Williams Thorsten Hohmann, Buddy Hall Mika Immonen, Rodney Morris Shannon Daulton, Tony Crosby, Edgardo Ramirez, Tommy Kennedy John Stone, Ray Martin, Corey Deuel, Josh Degler Troy Frank, Ben Zimmer, Louis Lasalle, Eric Baker, David Grossman, Tim Daniels, Richie Richeson, Miyuki Sakai

Ralf Souquet has won the 6th annual Japan Cup. He faced Efren Reyes in the finals. The match went back and forth until Ralf managed to pull into the lead 9-4. Efren won the next rack but it was too little too late as Ralf finished out the match winning 11-5.

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Saddler tournament director kept the tournament running smoothly. Two Canadian players found their way into the finals Edwin Montal and Mike Vidas. Edwin was undefeated throughout the tournament and beat Mike 9-6. Once again the tour ventured into Oregon to the Cue Ball in Salem, February 21st. And once again an Oregon venue didn’t get the player draw. Jim Lebold, owner even provided the players with free Lattes, Cappuccinos and donuts, not to mention the 9 foot tables covered in Championship 3030 tournament cloth. With 21 tables to play on the tournament ran quickly. The tournament directors expressed that “While the playing field lacked quantity, it certainly did not lack in quality”. This stop had past McDermott tour stop winners in contention. They were Stan Tourangeau (1st), Glen Atwell (3rd) and Brett Seyler (4th) who filled out three of the top four spots. Justin Lilje, a new player on the tour took 2nd place. March 20th and the tour turned once again to Idaho for an 8 Ball stop. This time the venue was Mingles in Moscow. The field was limited and play was held on 4.5 x 9 foot Brunswick Medalist tables covered in 860 Simonis cloth and cleaned with Quick-Clean. Skyler, owner of Mingles furnished coffee and donuts for the players and even raffled a McDermott Cue during the event. The tournament was won by Clay Belvoir who went undefeated and faced Tony Waters in the finals. Heading south 32 miles to Lewiston, Idaho, Shooters Sports Bar hosted the next stop on the tour April 3rd and 4th. Max Martin, owner with his son Zane worked very hard to put on an awesome tournament. Local television channel KLEW was present and aired the final match including an interview with Stan Tourangeau the winner. Max even went so far as to have some great looking T-shirts printed for the event. Shooters really went all out to show the players a great time in their new facility designed for tournament play. “The concensus among players, both locally and out of town was Great Place, Great People, Great Tournament.” Stan faced Wayne Boyd in the double elimination finals and won 9-4/9-3. Heading back west to Seattle and 80 miles south to Centralia, Washington home of the Olympic Club, the next stop April 24th and 25th. The six 9 foot Brunswick tables had just been recovered by Pat Sheehan who stayed to watch the tournament and clean the tables with Quick-Clean. Pat even put up $250 to the first player that could run 7 racks. No one did but the money was added to the pot. The Olympic Club is a unique venue in that it has a Hotel, Restaurant and Movie Theater along with the Poolroom in the Club. Everything you could want in a tour stop. Todd Chaput, manager even invited Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth to put on one of his famous Trick Shot Exhibitions during the tournament. This was the first tournament ever played in Centralia and everyone is excited for a return visit. The field was filled with big name players from around the Northwest and Simon Pickering of Canada, who faced Raul Abenojar in the finals, walked away with top honors. OTB

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July 2004

The Break July Issue 2004  

Archived edition of The Break from July 2004

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