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Cream Rises to the Top at the ACS Nationals in Las Vegas! The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) celebrated its fifth annual National 8-Ball Singles], Amy Encinias (Las Vegas, NV) [Women’s Standard 8-Ball Championships at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas with its most positive Singles], Arland White (Wallaceburg, ON) [Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles – event to date. The vast smorgasbord of aged 55+], Teresa Bordelon-Perser & Derrick Cantu (LA) [Open Scotch divisions and events in which competitors Doubles 8-Ball], ZANG!! (Alberta, CANADA) [Men’s Standard 8-Ball Teams], of all skill levels could compete was mindDream Catchers (TX) [Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams], Malarkey’s (WA) boggling…with the Valley Cougar tables [Men’s Open 9-Ball Teams], Jerrod Frideres (Ft. Dodge, IA) [5thAnnual provided by High Country ACS National Promotions packed with play Artistic Pool on most days of the May 31Championship June 6 spectacle! New names – Shootout sprinkled the lesser-skilled #2], and Jason “Standard” lists of winners, Kane (New while many of the traditional York, NY) in the champions in the higher-skilled National Speed levels added to their legends. Pool Challenge Top national amateurs such as – whose Tina Larsen (Palatine, IL) and performance Women’s Open 8-Ball Jessica Frideres (Ft. Dodge, makes Jason 1st: Kimberly Benson (NV) IA) continued to showcase eligible for their skill sets with multi-win performances, with Tina consideration anchoring the Chicago-based teams of Red Shoes (1st of invitation to place – Women’s 9-Ball Teams) and Just Put Together (1st the 2009 ESPN Men’s Open 9-Ball Teams: 1st Malarkey’s place – Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams) and teaming with International Tommy Sliva, Eddie Mataya, Scott Thurston, Robert Campbell (WA) Ike Runnels (1st place – Master Scotch Doubles 8-Ball); Speed Pool while Jessica took down singles honors in capturing the National Speed Challenge! Pool Challenge, Women’s 9-Ball and Women’s Master 8-Ball singles titles! The ACS added $20,000 to the purse to host the UPA-sanctioned 2009 Madison Adkins (Winchester, KY) recovered from an earlier-round loss in the Diamond World Summit of Pool Professional 9-Ball Championships. Mike Super Seniors 8-Ball [aged 65+] to “rookie” Roy Skenandore (Oneida, WI) Dechaine (Waterville, ME) placed 3rd in the Men’s 9-Ball Singles at the to defend his 2008 title with a double-dip of Skenandore in the finals! Debbie 2008 ACS Nationals, and he returned to Vegas in the World Summit as Snook (Boone, CO) – a former BCA Nationals Open champion – added a force with which to be reckoned in the pro ranks in 2009 on the 9-foot to her laurels by capturing the ACS Women’s Seniors tables. Dechaine glided undefeated through the field, turning back 8-Ball. Former ACS Nationals open singles and team the likes of Larry Gunninger, Stevie Moore, Walter Glass, Roberto winner Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) contented himself Gomez and Rodney Morris in the winner’s bracket finals. Sitting in the with a title in the 5th Annual ACS National Artistic Pool hot seat, Dechaine observed as Germany’s former World 9-Ball and Championship – Shootout #1. Las Vegas Cue Club 14.1 Champion Thorsten Hohmann emerged as his challenger in the (NV) and Dick’s Picks (NV) again dominated Men’s finals. Having to defeat Dechaine in two sets for the title, Hohmann Master 9-Ball Teams top two places, withDick’s Picks displayed his usual precision mastery to take set #1 by a 13-7 margin. also adding the Men’s Open 8-Ball Team Championship An obviously dejected Dechaine took the to its ever-growing resume. In the NWPA-sanctioned break between sets to gather himself L a s Ve g a s and came out more competitive in the 9-Ball Open penultimate set to close out Hohmann Wheelchair 13-11 for Mike’s first professional crown! event, Aaron The ACS would like to thank its many Aragon (Lake members, fans, vendors, sponsors Elsinore, CA) (Valley Recreation Products, McDermott improved Handcrafted Cues, Instroke Cases, Ivan Women’s Standard 8-Ball upon his 2008 Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Delta-13 1st: Amy Encinias (NV) runner-up Rack, Quick-Clean, and Diamond showing to claim the 2009 title, Tables) ACS board of directors, tournament while Team Canada took its third directors Gary & Shannon Benson and their title in four years of the Canstaff, the Riviera Casino and especially Am Snooker Challenge – easily volunteers Janet Ybarra, Betty Harris, Connie Women’s Senior 8-Ball eclipsing Team USA by a 16-4 Lackey, Julie Ann Mitchell, Ray Lambotte, 1st: Debbie Snook (CO) margin. Dan Taylor, Joseph Mejia, Jyri Kari, Hugh But new champions abounded Brown, Odie Willet, Gibbi Tkatch, Shannon Lynde, W.C. Dixon, Yvonne as well. Minnesota’s renowned Williams, Ginger Clark, Sandra Walsh, Mike Brunswick, Cathy Koepke, Beau Runningen (Falcon Heights, Tara Kimble, Chris Wilder, Tom & Marty Rossman, Darrin Brown & Frank Wheelchair 9-Ball Open MN) took the Men’s 9-Ball Singles Alvarez of the UPA, Paul Smith and the excellent crew of ACS Referees 1st Aaron Aragon (CA) crown, and placed runner-up to headed by Cecil Messer, David Merrill, Jeff Phythian and Ron Zech. The Gene Albrecht (Eau Claire, WI) in the Men’s Masters 8-Ball Singles division. ACS looks forwarded to continuing to build its ranks in 2009/2010 through 16-year old Skyler Woodward (Ledbetter, KY) had no problems tackling its twelve state associations and championships and its independent the adults to claim the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles crown. Kimberly Benson leagues, and to welcoming players to its $10,000 added 2010 Midwest (Sparks, NV) made an admirable showing to take off her first national 8-Ball Championships, January 21-24 in Iowa City, IA, and to the 2010 championship as well – the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles. Other firstACS Nationals in Las Vegas, NV! time national titlists included Jarret White (Barrie, ON) [Men’s Standard (ACS results continued on page 26)


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There are enough variables to consider when competing in Do not commit to attend a tournament unless you are able to a tournament. The last thing you should have to worry about commit to being there throughout the duration. The last thing is whether or not you’re going to miss your flight. you need to be thinking about during that clutch match is, “If I win This was my seventh consecutive year attending the BCAPL this one, I’ll need to change my flight.” If that’s weighing on your Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada and it never fails. Every year, mind, how likely are you to play your best? How will you feel if you I have witnessed player after player unexpectedly make it change your flight and lose out of the tournament? Give yourself closer to the finals and stress about having to change their all the best chances to do well. flight. This year was no exception. Besides, what’s the worst that could happen? If you don’t make Most large tournaments have the day and time of the it to the finals, stick around and watch them. You may even learn finals scheduled well in advance. If you book your travel something. Visit PoolTipJar.com “random smatterings of pool thoughts, articles, & news”. arrangements to leave anytime prior to then, you are basically Take polls, view article archives, and read tournament and training updates. assuming you will not win. Understandably, we may have a Samm Diep Samm Diep, “Cherry Bomb” - House Pro at Rack ‘Em Billiards (Aurora, CO) better shot at some tournaments than others but if you’re Author of “You Might Be A D Player If… (101 Classic Moves That All Pool Players planning to leave before the finals, you’re not even giving yourself a fair Can Appreciate)” Player Representative for CB Custom Cues, Tiger Products, PoolDawg, IB Cue Cases, chance. Predator SammsPocket.com (fun & unique products for pool players)

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One of the first things anyone learns about pool is that the tip is the most important part of the pool cue. Without a tip, there would be no way to “grip” the ball and impart the spin (English) necessary for the successful execution of many shots − the striking end of the cue would skip right off the ball. Cue tips are usually made of some kind of leather, whether that leather be cow hide, deer hide, water buffalo hide, or pig hide. These different hides, combined with different tanning Roger Long methods, provide various grains and firmnesses to compliment various styles of play. There are commonly three different classifications used to describe the hardness of a cue tip: soft; medium; and hard. The advantage to soft tips is that they grip the cue ball well, but their disadvantage is that they lose their shape quicker. The reverse is true of harder tips; they hold their shape well, but grip less when applying English. Until recent times, tips were made from a single layer of leather. But about twenty-five years ago, a company out of Japan introduced a new brand called “Moori,” and it was a tip made of multiple layers of laminated pig skin. The main advantage derived from this new design was that tips were now more consistent in their quality and firmness, whereas with the single-layered tips there had been major fluctuations in the hardness from one tip to the next in any given box. Further, these new layered tips mushroomed far less and held a crown far better. Their only drawback has been the fact that they cost almost five times as much as common single-layered tips. Regardless of the premium price, Moori tips have been proven performers,

and have spurred many new competitive brands of layered tips, as well as forcing the manufacturers of single-layered tips to upgrade the quality and consistency in their products. As a pool player, myself, I have tried several different brands of layered tips and have been appreciative of their long-lasting qualities, but have not experienced enough of a difference – particularly in light of improvements made to single-layered tips – to justify their high cost. That recently changed, however, after I asked professional player, Rodney Morris, what brand of tip he uses. His answer was, “Kamui.” When I asked him why, he answered that he was given one as a free sample a few years ago and he quickly found it to be the best tip he’d ever used. Rodney claimed that Kamui tips not only hold their shape extremely well, they hold chalk extremely well, also. Now, Kamui tips are made of laminated layers of pig skin, and they are some of the most expensive on the market. But based on Rodney Morris’s recommendation, I thought I would give them a try, and now I’m glad I did. The tip does everything Rodney said it would, plus it has improved my game. I can now draw the ball better than ever before! And I feel it is my obligation as an instructor to pass valuable information, such as this, on to others.

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Results of USPPA Summer Shootout at California Billiard Club, Mountain View, June 20-21 89 players @ $50 plus $1,000 added. - Total prize fund: $5,450

This was the 23rd time California Billiard Club has held a “Reno style” USPPA tournament. For years it was held as a “Reno Warmup” but now, even with no Summer event at the Sands in Reno, the tradition continues, and this time we drew 89 players. Among them were 15 players with averages of 100 or better and six new members playing their first USPPA event. It was a two-day event that brought back the 24 money winners on Sunday. All matches were race to eight using 100% handicap, on a double elimination board. It was my pleasure to run the tournament, and

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even though it was not error-free on my part, the glitches were more amusing than troublesome. Spectators were treated to an interesting side show as the championship match began -- a One-Pocket match with Santos Sambajon and Tony Chohan. Pictures! Once again Bob Beaulieu brought his camera, you can see his photography at two Internet locations: Slideshow on flickr.com: http://www. flickr.com/photos/33770248@N08/show/ or video on Roxio Photoshow: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/nZ3Vg4NN 1st - $1,800: FRED STANFIELD (63 avg) In the finals he lost the first set 6-1, then came back from a 4-game deficit, winning the 2nd match 8-6. 2nd - $1,000: ALEX ALMENDRAL (71 avg) 3rd - $500: TONY NELSON (49 avg) defeated Bee Davison (85), Jeff Gregory (110), Santos Sambajon (165), C.J. Robinson (47), lost to Eleanor Callado (97), defeated Michael Langarica (62), Marshall Williams (110), Jeremy King (45), John Morra (150), lost to Alex Almendral (71). 4th - $360: JOHN MORRA (150 avg) defeated Deo Alpajora (144), Ken Mendoza (63), Jamie Bruce (88), lost to Jeremy King (45), defeated C.J. Robinson (47), Colin Mazaika (111), Eleanor Callado (97), lost to Tony Nelson (49). 5th/6th - $200: ELEANOR CALLADO (97), JEREMY KING (45) 7th/8th - $135: COLIN MAZAIKA (111), MARSHALL WILLIAMS (110) 9th-12th - $100: C.J. Robinson (47), Eric De Mesa (103), Michael Langarica (62), Roberto Gomez (165). 13th-16th - $80: Deo Alpajora (144), Doug Wu (62), Rylan Hartnett (95), Jeff Heath (107). 17th – 24th - $50: Kirk Rodgers (82), Elmer Diwa (76), Jared Williams (83), Mike Prebeg (36), Sylvester Coronado (73), Jamie Bruce (88), Michael Suhr (97), Emerson Joiner (74).

Zack On Top Again

Bob Zack once again came out on top, beating David Randell for 1st place in the monthly 14.1 Tournament at Sam's Billiards on June 7. Bob had a high run of 52 against Sam Rabito in the finals. Sam tied with Buzz Poleson for the 3rd and 4th place slots. Buzz beat Paul Marquez in their first match of the day by 50 to 1, but in Paul's second match he ran 43 balls and beat Jim Gillespey by a score of 50 to 2. The summary of the final results for the 18-player tournament are as follows:

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Heading to Nationals

Jamboree By Tom Suarez Hard Times Tournament Director

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The little town of Rogue River is all a buzz. Their 9-ball team, “The Rogues”, formally The “Hitmen” out of The Cattlemen’s Saloon has taken the Southern Oregon 9-ball Crown and will represent their league in August at the APA National Team Championships. This six person team of four men and two women has only been together a short time, but they made it work. Skill levels vary from a just starting SL2 to a well seasoned SL9. At The Nationals the top 9-ball awards will be individual trophies and a check for $15,000. The Beijing House in Medford is also taking pride in their team earning the same status in the 8-ball competition. Top awards at The Nationals in 8-ball will be individual trophies and $25,000. “The Three Evils” have been together for some time and finally made the slot in the Nationals. They are an eight person team with five men and three women. The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas will host these two teams and the others facing round the clock competition on 300 pool tables, with teams from all over the United States, Canada and Japan. Members will meet thousands of amateur pool players all dreaming of that top prize, but much more important they will share an incredible experience, one to cherish for the rest of their lives. The 9-ball Runner Up was “Wat Da Hell” out of The Old Barn in Grants Pass and sharing third were “Straight Shooters” from The Break Room and “The Misfits” representing The Old Barn in Grants Pass. The 8-ball Runner Up was “Barn Burners” from The Old Barn” in Grants Pass and sharing third were “Three Evils II” and The Stickmen, both shooting out of The Break Room.

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Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th were the dates for this months Jamboree at Hard Times in Sacramento. The One Pocket event had 39 players from all over the Northern California area. Missing in action was Billy Palmer the long time favorite to win any One Pocket tournament in the Pacific Time Zone. It was reported that Billy was performing family responsibilities and we are all proud of him for thinking of Family first. Billy’ absence opened the door for George Michaels, favorite Rafael Martinez and a lot of other well deserving players that would have to battle past Billy to have a chance at the 1st place prize. This was the first month that Hard Times added a $500 guaranteed prize to the entry fee totals. The $1280 was a very good payout fund. 1st $360 George Michaels 2nd $240 Rafael Martinez 3rd $140 Robert Aldana 4th $100 Jim Fabionar 5th $80 Tony Melendez and Jeff Gregory 7th $60 James Williams and Joey Gebron 9th $40 Gilbert Arellano, Jesse Jimenez, Shawn Roy, Chong. The 9 Ball event had a great turnout with 56 players for a total of $1400 in entry fees plus the first month of a guaranteed $1000 from Hard Times. The $2400 prize fund got a lot of the players super charged to get their share. Only 16 players got their hands on the money. Local player Jun Almoite took 1st with Rafael Martinez coming in 2nd. Jun took the $600 prize by defeating Jamie Bruce (13th), Jake B, John H, Mike M (7th) Jeff Gregory (4th) and Rafael Martinez (2nd) Rafael’s path to the finals included wins over Mark T, Marshall Williams, Jimi Jones (9th), and Jim Fabionar (3rd) before losing to Jun in the Hot Seat match. 1st $600 Jun Almoite 2nd $400 Rafael Martinez 3rd $300 Jim Fabionar 4th $200 Jeff Gregory 5th $120 George Michaels and Robert Aldana 7th $90 Rizalde Rosaluna and Mike M. 9th $70 Joe Pally, Ed Ames, Billy Palmer and Jimi Jones 13th $50 Frank Nordmann Jr, Jamie Bruce, Craig Oden, Kevin McLain


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Hot Shots Host NCS Qualifier

First of all, I would like to thank everyone that participated in the tournament yesterday, Saturday, June 27, 2009. For a qualifying event, we had a pretty good showing. Seventeen players made their way to Hot Shots Billiards in Cypress,CA for chance at a spot in the NCS 10-ball event. Although, the tournament lasted a little longer than anticipated due to the longer races (race to 7- both sides) on each side of the bracket and being a true double elimination tournament, we certainly had some exciting matches. Here are the details: $250. - Added Money 1st Jose “Amang” Parica Qualify 2nd Brian Parks $160 3rd Santos Sambajon $100 4th Arthur Garcia $60 Highlights - Jose Parica had a challenging day in the tournament, starting the day with a hill/hill victory right out of the gate. Only to face, in his next match, a local legend (Francisco Galindo) in a hill/hill affair as well. This day was filled with hill/ hill matches. Combining the longer races (7- winner’s side/ 7 one-loss side) with the 13 game matches, we were in for a long day. With the attention given to Jose Parica and Santos Sambajon, Brian Parks and Art Garcia won each one of their matches with a quiet confidence and determination. Art Garcia took on Santos Sambajon taking the match hill/hill, but Santos would come out the winner. Eventually, Brian Parks faced the ever-so-dangerous Santos Sambajon and was thrown to the one-loss side but Brian wasn’t finished just yet. We had a classic match-up for the hot seat match - Jose Parica vs. Santos Sambajon. Mr. Parica showed in this match why, even at 60 yrs old, he is still a force to be reckoned with. He was able to come out victorious in this match with relative ease (score: 7-4). Brian Parks and Santos Sambajon would end up having a rematch to decide who would face Jose Parica in the finals. Brian Parks caught a gear and didn’t look back taking advantage of the second opportunity, taking down Santos

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Sambajon. Being a true double elimination tournament, Brian would have to defeat Jose Parica twice in the final. Coming off a rewarding victory over Santos, Brian took the first set (race to 7) with ease 7-1. The tournament would come down to one set, a race to seven, and what a match it was. Both players, visibly tired from a long tournament day, would battle back and forth. Both were making key mistakes but both would capitalize on each other’s mistakes at key point in the match. Of course, keeping up with the theme of the day, the tournament would end up coming down to the last game (hill/hill). Brian broke the rack but didn’t pocket a ball and that would be the key misfortune of his tournament day. Mr. Jose Parica, after midnight, showed why he should be in the “Hall of Fame” by running out the last remaining rack as drained as he was and earned himself a spot in the NCS 10-ball event in September in Las Vegas, NV. Next month (July) we will resume with our regularly scheduled $250. added Last Saturday of the Month 10-ball Tournament. Again thank you everybody for your support and we’ll see you at our next event.

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Saying goodbye to “Critter”

My first encounter with Jerry Crider was a memorable one. It was 1974, at Helena’s old Red Carpet Billiards. I was 22 years old, fresh out of the Navy, and thinking I was getting to be a pretty good pool player. I had just finished shooting some with Pat Foley, when he said he had somebody he wanted me to meet. Foley knew that I had the same goals as a few other guys hanging out in the pool hall in those days, that being to turn pro. Or at least finding out how good we could get before giving it up to go to work. Foley was also familiar with the old adage that if you want to get better, you have to play somebody that’s better than you for money. Which is why he introduced me to Crider. Crider was a skinny fella, a few years older than myself I figured. He had fairly long, stringy hair that hung out from underneath his stocking cap. He wore a mustache and was missing his two front teeth. I learned two things right away; that almost everyone referred to him as “Critter,” and the guy could shoot some stick. We played a session, and I don’t recall whether it was straight pool (14.1) or 9-ball, but I do know that I lost. I also remember – and will never forget – that after I paid him and was unscrewing my stick, he looked me straight in the eye and said, “The reason you lost is because I’m better than you are. You can’t beat me, and you’ll never be able to, because I’ll always be better than you.” I recall thinking to myself, ‘Oh yeah? Well, we’ll see about that.’ With renewed purpose, I worked twice as hard on my game, becoming obsessed with beating Jerry Crider. He and I proceeded to spend countless hours on the tables together, and it took a while, but I finally did get better than he was. Two of my more unforgettable sessions with him (mainly because I won) took place a few years later when he was working for the pool hall. After closing down at 2 a.m., we locked ourselves inside and played 9-ball all night, and then went out for breakfast the next mornings. What was interesting about my learning process, was that the whole time we were playing and I was losing, he became my teacher. Prior to that, I was basically self-taught, by studying other players, and trial and error in practice. Critter took me under his wing, as a mentor to the many different aspects of the game. Not only was he unafraid to share his knowledge, he was actually anxious to pass along whatever he knew. I’d be losing to him in a money game, he’d shoot a shot I didn’t understand, and between racks he would show me how to do it. I later learned a lot from quite a few other guys, but he was the first to take a personal “hands on” approach. This was well before instructional videos, and the first book I ever read on the game, Willie Mosconi’s “Winning Pocket Billiards,” was borrowed from Critter. A pool hall consists of quite few colorful characters, and Critter was among the most unique. I can still picture him in my mind’s eye, gliding gracefully around the table as if on skates, sort of leaned back with his head tilted slightly to one side, a cigarette clamped in his teeth. He had a distinctive bridge – the hands of a mechanic showing the telltale grease under his fingernails. He was confident, cocky at times, and like most good players, didn’t mind showing off once in awhile. A good shot was usually followed by a big toothless grin and a high-pitched “Wooh!” I’m convinced that his strengths on the table were his follow shot and his bank shots. He had such a powerful stroke shooting high English, the cue ball literally exploded in pursuit of the object ball when he shot follow. In bank pool, we’d rack nine balls, with the first to make five banks winning. I always had trouble beating him at this game. As we became better friends, we found out we had more in common than just pool – particularly our proclivity to party. We were both Navy men as well, and he and I also had forebearers who

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owned businesses at the corner of Lincoln Road and Montana Ave., where Bob’s Valley Market is currently located. After we each sobered up (although he eventually went back on the sauce), our families partook in several activities together, mostly playing cards and water skiing. Joe Jacques hung Jerry with the nickname “Fang,” and Chuck Wiseman altered it to “Fanger,” which was my favorite monicker for him. Whether it was cheering one of his patented bank shots, or greeting him on the phone, I’d always do my best impression of a howling wolf – “Ow-ROOH!” – ala Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. When pool leagues became popular in the mid-1980s, Fanger and I played on different teams up until about 1112 years ago. Reunited on the table as teammates, we competed together at nationals in Las Vegas. The last few years my interest in pool faded and we sort of lost contact. But a couple months ago, when I heard he was sick, I felt moved to look him up. As he answered my knock on his trailer door in early May, I could tell at first glance he was in a bad way. When he said he had to quit playing pool and couldn’t ride his motorcycle anymore, I knew it was serious. We sat around for a couple hours, BS-ing about the old times. Some things hadn’t changed, as he invited me along for a boat ride this summer. Back again was his shoulder-length hair. Resting among the clutter was the very same Mosconi book he’d loaned me 35 years earlier. Fiesty as ever, Fanger refused to pay for expensive health insurance after retiring, and was waiting for his Medicare to kick in, before seeing a doctor and getting the meds he needed. I called him a couple weeks later, but my plans on visiting more often came to a halt on May 24, when Jerry Crider passed away of natural causes, three weeks before his 65th birthday. At the funeral, I was reminiscing with his best friend, Mike Leach, who related how Fanger had told him the “You’ll never be better than me” story. This surprised me, since he and I had never talked about it, and I didn’t think he’d even remember it. But the kicker was, he explained to Mike he did it with the intention of motivating me. It worked, and even though I never got as good as I had hoped, he helped me reach my potential. So goodbye for now, Fanger. When we meet again on the other side, let’s play some pea pool with Joe, Chuck, Bud and Eddie. And thanks again, old friend. CURT SYNNESS is a sports writer for the Helena Independent Record. This article recently appeared in the IR. Curt can be reached atcurt52s@bresnan.net

I had the priviledge of shooting on Jerry’s team in Helena and have always felt lucky to have known him. We always kidded around when we saw each other and I always considered him a friend along with everyone else that was on his team. I will miss my friend. Don “Cheese” Akerlow

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Rack ‘em Billiards in Medford, Oregon holds an open 9-ball tournament on the third Saturday of each month. Limited to 16 players, the field was full again for the June 20th tournament. Recent Seattle transplant Zack Leech, well known to the Seattle pool community as ‘Onion’ bested a tough group of players to claim the $250.00 first prize. Leech recovered from a close winners’ side loss to defending champion and points leader Jesse Allred and charged back to win the race to 7 final. John Cassidy had a strong showing, losing only 2 matches to Leech, and finished 3rd. Steve Heiman eliminated past winner Walt Dorsey, and ended up 4th. Dorsey and Zack Leech Ken Cavener rounded out the money spots with 5th and 6th place finishes. A big thank you goes out to all the players for their support, and we’ll see you on July 18th.

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(l to r) Bob Zack, Don Wirtaman, Dan Louie, Bill O’Brian

Tournament Directors: Chris Rogers and H. Ford Here is some info on the 14-1 Tournament at Uncle Jacks Billiards, (Lynnwood, WA) on the 27th and 28th of June. There were 16 players. It was double eliminations, race to 75 and the finals were one race to 150 points. Dan Louie won the event beating Bob Zack, 150 to 120. For winning The NCS 14.1 Championships Qualifier: 1st Dan Louie $350.00 Entry Fee ( Uncle Jacks also added the Airfare and hotel) 2nd Bob Zack $200.00 3rd Bill O’Brian $150.00 4th Don Wirtaman $100.00


July 2009

Snohomish County APA

Division High Point winners and Session Champions from summer, fall and spring came together to compete in the largest APA tournament in Snohomish County on June 13th/14th and June 20th/21st. Sixteen 8-Ball teams along with seventeen 9-Ball teams met at Uncle Jack’s Billiards & Lounge to take part in the 8-Ball Winners: Debi’s Aces tournament they have worked for all year to compete in, the Snohomish County APA 8 & 9-Ball Championships. The top 8-Ball and top 9-Ball teams win their entry to the APA National Team Championship at the Riviera in Las Vegas, NV. Several of the first round 8-Ball matches were played decisively with the Billiard Junkies from Uncle Jacks making quick work with a 3-0 win against the Straight Shots who play out of Danny’s Midway in Marysville. Billiard Junkies continued the pace with a 3-1 win against the Drunken Lords, and 3-1 win over That’s a Patch to earn a spot in the quarter finals. Fast & Easy from the Madison Pub started the day by taking the Wolf Pack down in round one. They then went to joust with the knightsofthegreentable also from the Madison Pub. This round wasn’t fast or easy by going hill/hill. When it was all said done the knights had to retreat back to the castle with 3-2 loss. The first day ended with Hooked Again making slow tedious work in the process of eliminating the Fast & Easy 3-2. Hooked Again (Danny’s Midway), slipped a bit in the first round, but pulled out wins all the way thru the B side to work their way back to the winners bracket by beating Masters of the Cheap Shot, from Danny’s Midway. The Drunken Lords of O’Finnigans Pub were the next victims of Hooked Again. Organized Chaos was the next in line to succumb in a 3-1 loss in the quarter-final match. Drunken Lords took down the Highway 9er’s out of Ace’s Casino, to meet up with the Billiard Junkies. Meanwhile in the previous match, the Billiard Junkies sent the Straight Shots to play the Highway 9er’s on the B side. Straight Shots moved on to sober Drunken Lords III to return to the winning side of the bracket. Two heavy weight teams came head to head in the first round. Xtra-Stout whose home bar is Shotze’s Rack & Roll, brought down one of Marysville’s strongest teams, That’s a Patch!, who then hit a winning streak against Rack’em Up from Saigon Gardens and knightsofthegreentable. Unfortunately, back on the winning side, That’s A Patch! ended up in a match against another heavy hitting team, last year’s Snohomish County APA Chuck 8-Ball Champions, and possibly the strongest APA team in the county, the Billiard Junkies of Uncle Jack’s. This heavy weight match went 4 rounds to chalk up a win for the Billiard Junkies. Organized Chaos also of Danny’s Midway, was hot right from the start by putting the Drunken Lords III into the B side of the bracket, and sending the Wolf Pack from Las Coronas back into the kennel. Organized Chaos then runs into a brick wall with Hooked Again at the quarter finals. This wall took 4 matches with Hooked Again taking 3 of them with authority. Debi’s Aces of Ace’s Casino emptied the Xtra-Stout keg and then broke the trajectory of the Straight Shots. The Aces took all of the highly favored teams head on and the worked their way up the winning side without visiting the B side of the bracket.

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The final round came down to Hooked Again vs Debi’s Aces to determine which team will travel to Las Vegas to represent the Snohomish County APA at the 8-Ball National Team Championships. This match was played skillfully and carefully. The first match went to the Aces, while the 2nd and 3rd went to Hooked Again. With the score sitting at 2-1, the Aces needed to play their cards just right to get thru this “must win” situation. Match number 4 was no easy task for the Aces, going straight up to the hill. The Aces made it over the top of the hill, to take it all the way to the 5th match. Hooked Again had to fold their cards to Debi’s Aces, who are the 2009 Snohomish County APA 8-Ball Champions. The winning teams will be playing for the APA National Championship in Las Vegas. 9-Ball was no less exciting with many of the 8-Ball teams eliminated the week before came back to take their chanes playing the 9-Ball tournament. Macon Bacon out of Saigon Gardens went two rounds then out to finish their pork rinds and 9-Ball Winners: hot sauce. Foxy’s went on hot streak out of the box to cross the Highway 9er’s and were turned back across the road. Ringer’s of O’Finnigans stayed on the winning side of the bracket all the way to quarter finals against the Highway 9er’s and then turned back across the road as well. After a long weekend of 9-Ball the final rounds consisted of Rack’em Up vs That’s A Patch and Highway 9er’s vs Ringers. That’s a Patch had Rack’em Up rack one too many times to move on to the final round J n J Kipp Dennis with a 53-27 win. It went down to the wire with Highway 9er’s squeaking past the Ringers to play That’s A Patch in the final round to play at the APA 9-Ball Team Championship in Las Vegas, NV. In a long battle it came down to a neck and neck race with a Skill Level 8 beating a Skill Level 5 for the victory. The APA is the world’s largest pool league and is generally considered the governing body of amateur pool. Snohomish County APA host 8-Ball and 9-Ball leagues thru out the county. To sign your team up, log onto www.snohomishcountyapa.com or call 360-659-POOL(7665).


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Pool Wars by: Jay Helfert

Except from “Promoting and Directing (Pt. 1)”

The first year at Tahoe I was a referee, but in 1983 I became Richie’s tournament director. The tourney only got bigger with more players and more money. Once again I put together a souvenir program which was a slick looking publication. This was the year the young wunderkind Earl Strickland beat the mighty Steve Mizerak in the finals. During the final match he made a jump shot, which had to be a first on national television. Earl won $33,000 plus a new car! These successful events allowed Richie to branch out to other Caesar properties; putting on tournaments at Caesars Boardwalk in Atlantic City (also won by Sigel) and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (a second win for Earl). I directed all these events along with Barry Behrman, who assisted me in Atlantic City. Richie was on a good run and things were looking up for professional pool. It all came crashing down at Caesars Palace in 1985. Everything looked good during the course of the event, and it came down to Dallas West, Terry Bell and Earl on the final day. Once again the matches were being televised by ESPN, and the players were required to sign television releases prior to the taping. This is where things got sticky. They refused to sign the releases on the grounds that they were not being paid residuals for reruns of the shows. At that time it was ESPN’s custom to rerun shows multiple times. In fact they still do it today. Signing television releases is normally a formality and the players were getting some very bad advice. The rumor was that Bill Cayton of “Big Fights” wanted to break Richie’s grip on men’s pro pool, and this was a way for him to do that. Cayton was the promoter of the Legends of Pool (also on ESPN), featuring all the old time greats. If he got Richie out of the way he could get the current champions under contract as well. ESPN went ahead and taped the matches in the hopes that the players would relent and sign the necessary releases. They never did and the shows never aired. That was the end of RDF Productions, Richie’s pool promotion company He never staged another tournament and pool lost its best promoter. The players had essentially shot themselves in the foot. It wasn’t going to be the last time either. At nearly every juncture in professional pool the players have made decisions which have proved costly to their bottom line. I attribute it to bad advice and some piss poor decision-making by the top players. Someone should have told them that repeated airings of televised matches was the surest way to stardom for any pool player. Look what it’s done for Allison Fisher and the other stars of the WPBA.

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By: Bob Jewett

Last month I gave you a position pattern problem (shown in the diagram) involving a rack of 8 ball that you began with ball in hand and choice of balls. The goal was to run out the rack with just stop shots. The first reader to come through with a solution was Mike Fieldhammer who is a certified instructor in the Minneapolis area. You may have seen Mike at tournaments where he works as a photographer when not playing matches or heard Mike as a commentator on OTBnTV. Bob Jewett Shown is the solution using the solid balls. The best way to find this pattern is to work backwards from the 8 ball. The only pockets possible for the eight are the lower left and lower right corners. The 3 ball is close to the line from the lower right pocket to the eight, so it is our candidate “key” ball. It’s not hard to find the pattern with this start. Note that which pocket each object ball goes into is important since with a perfect stop shot the cue ball is left one ball away from the position of the ball you just sank. For a puzzle like this that’s helpful -- the stop shot on the 3 that gets a stop shot on the 8 must come from the direction of the 5 or you won’t be straight in on the 8. Of course in actual play, the balls are rarely configured so obligingly. Even if they do offer an easy path, it’s important to take care on each shot to make sure the shots stay easy, maybe by adjusting a little from the stop shot ideal. An example of this is the shot you play on the 5 to get on the 3. If you pull the cue ball back from the 5 a little with unwanted draw, it will be hard to maintain the position on the 8. On the other hand, if you let the cue ball drift forward slightly after hitting the 5, the slight angle on the 3 is not a problem as the 12 can stop the cue ball if it drifts in that direction. Another tricky spot is the 7-4-6 sequence. If the cue ball drifts forward after the 7, the shot on the 4 will cause the cue ball to drift towards the 8 and possibly hide the 6 behind the 13. If you want to be sure to avoid that particular problem, you should Email Questions to: make sure the cue jewett@sfbilliards.com ball backs up just a harada@sfbilliards.com little from the 7. mejia@sfbilliards.com Now that you see how the problem is solved for the solids, can you find a sequence that gets the stripes. Remember that you are starting with cue ball in hand.


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APA 8 and 9 Ball LTC Tournament PIERCE COUNTY, WA TEAMS TO COMPETE IN $600,000 APA - NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

by Michelle Barkdoll

Three from forty four 8-Ball teams (May 26 -31) and three out of thirty Johnny’s Bar & Grill in Puyallup. Playing Double Jeopardy (both 8 and 9 three 9-Ball teams (June 5-7) qualified through their top performance at Ball team on the same night), they qualified in the fall session by winning the Local Team Championship (LTC), to compete at the 2009 APA National payoffs. Winning their first match against No Mercy (New Peking Restaurant Team Championship (NTC) in Las Vegas. Malarkey’s Pool and Brew in & Lounge), they lost their second match against Rack ‘Em (Malarkey’s Tacoma, WA hosted these two events. Teams will vie for a national title and Pool & Brew). They would now have to match up against The Force first place prize money of $25,000 (Malarkey’s). In the last match, and in in 8-Ball and $15,000 in 9-Ball. The Sudden Death, Johnny’s Landsharks tournament takes place at the Riviera pulled it out when their opponent Hotel & Casino August 21-29. missed a shot on the 8 Ball and gave A team to earn eligibility into the their player one more turn at the annual LTC tournament must end table. The team went on to defeat a regular session as ‘high point Stuffin Our Balls (El Toro Mexican finisher’ within their division or win a Restaurant) and The Wise Guys division play-off therefore becoming a (Chalet Sports Bar) bringing them up ‘division champion’. The Tournament against Bastonados (Unicorn Sports matches are run on a time limit of 3 Bar & Grill) for the Finals. It was a hours and 45 minutes for 8 Ball (3 good match but Bastonados fell short hours for 9 Ball). A team that is not and Johnny’s was victorious. into their fifth match at the time mark, The third team qualifying was Balls will finish the match they are in. If a Beep from Q’z Restaurant and Sports winner is not declared and they have Bar in Graham. This group of long to play another match, that match is time APA veterans just qualified in one game, regardless of handicap for the spring session by being ‘high 8 Ball (double points for 9 Ball). point’s finisher’. Balls Deep team Thanks For Coming: Jemal Burnette – Capt., Daniel Wingate – Co/Capt., Sean Bates, The LTC format is modified single wasted no time with four straight Rachel Johnson, Libby Smith, Alan Poulin, Vance Anderson and Nate Douangsouphonh elimination; all teams are guaranteed wins in the Tournament against: to play twice. With this tournament Redskins (The Right Spot), Posse format, when teams get to the third (Lake City Tavern), TTYL (Malarkey’s) round, it turns into single elimination. and Hawks (Black Star Pub & Grill). Open 8-Ball: Making it five straight, Q’z defeated Thanks for Coming were the first Slow Rollers (Shamrock Tavern) in team to win their Tournament board. the Finals, securing their team a slot They play out of the Schooner Pub at the NTC. Let’s hope the team does & Galley in Lakewood. The team the same in Vegas! qualified for the LTC during the fall Open 9-Ball: session by ending the regular session Hand Picked from Latitude 84 Sports as ‘high point’s finisher’, but also Bar were the first 9 Ball LTC winners. won playoffs becoming a Division With a bye in Round 1, they won the Champion. Thanks for Coming lost next three matches against: The Other their first match against Eagles Lodge Team (Denny’s #7548 Lakewood), #3480, sending them to the B side Hit-N-Run (48th St Pub & Grill) to battle their way back. They won and Bandits (Kerby’s Restaurant & their next four matches against: Salty Lounge). Twisted Cue Club (Johnny’s Balls Deep: Al Beckman, Jr – Capt., Al Beckman, Sr – Co/Capt., Jeff Wright, Robert Dawgs (Malarkey’s Pool & Brew), Sir Bar & Grill) would be their opponents Garrison, Guy Campbell, Gary Hamilton and Kim King C’s Greatest Hitz (Sir C’s Tavern), in the Finals match. Going into the fifth Denny’s Aliens (Denny’s #7548) and match and Sudden Death in effect, Lake City Disconfirmed (Lake City the score was really close at 43 to 37. Tavern) to bring them into the Finals With Ron Lyons (skill level 8) playing match against the team that beat a skill level 4, he had to get 65 points them their first match. The Finals before his opponent got 31. Points Match went hill-hill, even to the last being double, this was a tough battle. match where both players were on Ron ended up pulling it out with five the hill. The Eagles player had to balls to spare. Whew! make a tough cut shot on the 8 to The second Tournament board winner the side pocket and keep the cue ball was Team Kerry from Malarkey’s from scratching in the corner pocket. Pool & Brew. With the Team Captain Unfortunately, the cue ball made its working and another player ‘m.i.a’, way into the corner pocket; therefore, the same five players had to shot awarding the game and match to their every match. The team lost their opponent. It was a heartbreaker for first match against Morton Hears one side but victory for the other. a Who (Black Star Pub & Grill) but The second team to qualify from the Johnny’s Landsharks: Criegh Dumo – Capt., Chris Donaghue – Co/Capt., John Choe, rallied with their next three against: LTC’s was Johnny’s Landsharks from Johnny’s Landsharks (Johnny’s Bar Darren Carrido, Maka Dolfo, Eddie Carrido and Travis Nicolich

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& Grill), Ohana II (Krickett’s Restaurant & Lounge) and 9 Ballers (2121 Pub). The final match-up would be against Dirty Niners (Latitude 84 Sports Bar). The teams were at 39-41 going into the fifth match and a skill level 4 would be matched against a skill level 3. It didn’t matter what the SL3 did, the balls keep dropping, thus racking up points for the team and bringing them to victory. Last but not least, the third LTC 9-Ball winner was Do What You Love (the team name says it all) who plays out of Malarkey’s. With a bye the first round, this team won the next three matches against: The Right Spot (The (APA continued on page 22)

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If it’s May in Las Vegas then it must be time for the 29th Annual VNEA International Championships. For the second year, OTBnTV Live was on hand at the Riviera Hotel and Casino to film “All the Action All the Time” during the VNEA Championships. The OTBnTV booth was set up in the “Finals Arena” with 8 pool tables and bleacher seating on 3 sides. This

was an ideal set up so that all the audience could have a great view of the playing area. Don “Cheese” Akerlow was joined in the booth by guest commentators Samm Diep and Mike Fieldhammer who added their knowledge and expertise to the coverage. OTBnTV streamed LIVE for 4 days during the event: the singles finals and the team finals. From our vantage point

we were able to focus in on all but two of the tables. The audience for the LIVE streaming was awesome. We had viewers from all over the world tune it and it was interesting to find out where people were watching from and what time of day it was in their part of the world. From May 21-30, 2009 there were 5,305 unique viewers that watched 4 days of the live

streaming and 7,117 viewers that have watched the VNEA after we stopped streaming until June 10th. And you can still log on and watch any of the videos that we recorded. We took 835 photos of pool players during VNEA Nationals. There were 34,882 views of photos from the event. This number is through May 30th and does not include any numbers since then.

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Cascade Pool League Team Knocks And the Door Opens for the VNEA International Champions By Andrew Monstis/Sassy Campbell

Sometime when bad things happen, the old adage that good things can come out of it is true. Our team ‘Opportunity Knocks’, out of Cascade Pool League in Portland, Oregon, had struggled to get VNEA qualified, had no outside funding, and had barely pulled it together to get us to Vegas this past May. Once there, we couldn’t wait to take on all comers at the Valley National Eight Ball International Championships. But before the team event started, one of our team members biking down from Oregon took an unexpected detour to a Reno hospital. Pat Schumacher suffered serious injuries when he crashed his motorcycle south of Tonopah, Nevada, just 180 miles north of Vegas.

Pat was immediately life-flighted to the ICU at Reno’s Renown Hospital, where he faced numerous surgeries and a much longer road ahead than just to Vegas. Team members Ivan Doty, Steve Tune, and Glenn Atwell, and I were ready to quit the event and head to Reno. We got word that Pat wanted us to continue, so we contacted fellow VNEA player Bill Rosenberry, who graciously agreed to head for Vegas, facing his own hardships to come on such short notice. Our focus became, “Kick A** for Pat”. We knew he was in terrible pain and was undergoing surgeries for a crushed spine, badly fractured ankle, splintered ribs, and that he had a neck fracture, internal bleeding and shoulder damage, but we had to concentrate on every shot, every game, every match. It was hard not to think (continued on page 19)


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about him being stuck in that hospital so far from home with no one there for him. We couldn’t even talk with him for days because he was so out of it, but the troops back home began to take care of business for Pat and keep us posted, and we knew he was stable and the prognosis was good over the long term. Our wins started stacking up. There were no easy wins, but opportunity was knocking. We felt a need greater than any one of us to win this event... and we did. For the 2nd time in 9 years, Cascade Pool League gained the title of VNEA International Team Champions. Lightning does

Pinion, and many others, including our own Glenn Atwell, the reigning United States bar box champion, landed in this division. Our first goal was to win our first match. Our second goal was to make it to the final chart. Our third goal was to take the Championship. We were put to the test every match but somehow we stayed focused on winning. All the matches in one bracket were played on tables next to each other, so we got to preview the next teams we would be playing. Knowing what was coming was interesting. We found no easy 1st Men’s/Mixed Intermediate Team: Opportunity Knocks (OR)

strike twice in the same place. And Pat is getting his own trophy as a member of our team. He was on the Group Therapy team that won the event in 2000, along with Glenn Atwell and Andrew Monstis. The VNEA event in Las Vegas was spectacular! Thousands of men and women amateur pool players attended from all over the world. Players with skill levels from novice to intermediate and advanced. They came to play for ten days of singles and teams events in 9-ball singles, 8-ball singles, scotch doubles, mini-tournaments, speed pool, artistic Men’s Intermediate 9-Ball Singles pool, 1st Len Hekbert (AB) and the different team events — on 260 tables. Everyone was up for the challenges. There were teams from all over the world. Spain, Australia and Germany had top players in the Intermediate Division. Players were running out racks all over the place— it was scary and tough - but this is the epitome of what pool is all about. To be there is the treat of a lifetime for any pool player, and the best part is, every amateur pool enthusiast can experience these greatest of events. The VNEA is in its Women’s Master 9-Ball Singles 29th anniversary year of its international 1st Pearl Ortiz (NM) Women’s Master 8-Ball Singles event, which is the second biggest pool 3rd Pearl Ortiz (NM) event in the world— and Las Vegas is the place to have it. If you haven’t been to one of these huge events in Las Vegas, you really need to check yourself. Make your plans, start saving every week, put a committed team together, and then show up ready to play. Even before the competition begins, hundreds and hundreds of pool players are milling around the tournament charts or podium or hallways, feeling the excitement, telling each other story after story about pool, about events, about getting there. You hear a lot of languages spoken and some players have to have interpreters. Vendors are all over the place, selling the latest pool stuff. There are entertaining events and free pool coaches and exhibitions and parties. There’s just no reason not to have a great time. The pre-event gambling action on the pool tables is exciting, too... at almost every hour something is happening. The intermediate team division was studded with top nationally recognized champions and their top-notch teammates. Players Troy Frank, John Kucharo, Sam Kirby, Gene Albrecht, the VNEA Open 8-Ball Champion Bill

pickings...all the teams played good, if not great. We felt if we just played our games, we’d be in every match, but we also knew we’d have to dig deeper and deeper as we progressed through the brackets. Since you never know for sure how you or your teammates are going to play, going into a known process still is always a journey into the unknown. We always had to remember not to fall prey to the tendency to let down or relax after an easy out... past experience says never assume that any game or match will be easy. Like I’ve said, no match was easy for ‘Opportunity Knocks’. We won by skill and sometimes by luck. We played teams from New Mexico, Colorado, Winnipeg, Canada, Wisconsin, two teams from Indiana, and same Michigan team twice. In the hill match against Michigan, the anticipation was high — we needed this match and we played like we wanted to win. We won the point by one point in a nail biter when an opportunity knocked and allowed Bill to finish, 157-156. Being in a finals match is the most exciting thing any pool play ever experiences. In the VNEA team finals, the crowd watched from bleachers and the match was displayed on a big screen TV. The match was live-streamed (contiued on page 23)

Women’s Intermediate 9-Ball Singles 2nd Cathy Hansen (MT)

Men’s Master 9-Ball Singles 3rd Glenn Atwell (OR)


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Top Gun Awards: 8-Ball

Wendy Sedlacek: plays for the Schooner Pub & Galley and Black Star Pub & Grill. She started playing APA in 1995 and has ascertained the skill level of a 7. Wendy is a great team mate and opponent with a true love for the game. You Go Girl!

Criegh Dumo: shoots Double Jeopardy out of Johnny’s Bar & Grill, skill level 7 (in 8-Ball) and had a 100% win percentage this League year. He is Captain of Johnny’s Landsharks, who won an 8-Ball NTC slot.

Top Gun Awards: 9-Ball

Jodi Edwards: is on an 8-Ball and 9-Ball team at Latitude 84 Sports Bar. She had a great year shooting 71% at a skill level 3. Her 9-Ball team, Hand Picked, qualified for a seat at the NTC. Go get ‘em in Vegas!

Adam Cooper: plays 8-Ball at Maggie O’tooles Pub & Grub and 9-Ball at Malarkey’s. He shot 80% as a skill level 5 and during the LTC went to a 6. His team, Team Kerry, won a seat to NTC in the 9-Ball LTC.

Right Spot), Misfits #1 (Kerby’s Restaurant & Lounge) and Shileighlys (Shamrock Tavern). In the finals Sportsmanship Award match against Lounge Lizards (El Toro Mexican Restaurant), Do What You Love came out and stayed tough. The first three matches went lengthy, putting the fourth into Sudden Death. Longtime player, Linda Bowman, took the match by storm and brought the team to victory, not having to go to a fifth match. Two players (John Hedges and Bill Baker) qualified last year on another team and had the opportunity to play at Nationals. D u r i n g t h e N a t i o n a l Te a m Championships, the APA also Stacy Medina: has been playing for hosts MiniMania events, including Denny’s #7548, in Lakewood, three nights preregistered Open 8-Ball Doubles, a week: Tuesday and Wednesday 8-Ball, Open 9-Ball Doubles, Masters Sunday 9-Ball. A member in the APA since Championship and Wheelchair 2004, she is someone that truly exceeds the term of ‘good sportsmanship’. Active in Challenge, as well as a variety of mini all League functions, this player is beyond tournaments. MiniMania events pay doubt an asset towards the goal of the APA. out more than $200,000 annually.


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on the internet by OTBnTV, where hundreds watched and listened to hammered home the ends of many rounds for us. And thanks must be given Don ‘Cheese’ Akerlow’s commentary. Media interns got experience doing to his wife Mary, for letting him play on such short notice. I had to keep a the play-by-plays of the matches. VNEA bigwigs were there, and several pinched nerve in my back constantly on ice, but I managed steady wins and referees were on hand to keep the match straight. The excitement was points in all tournament matches, and this was my third time playing in a thick, but both teams appeared calm but anxious to National or International play. We flipped the coin to see who would break Team Championship the first round. Bill had won about every flip to finals match in 14 years, this point, but he dogged it this time...his “flipping” which added reassuring genie must have been out getting a beer... so we experience for the team. were the visitors rotating rounds. The generosity of the The play in that final match was fierce. We got tournament players behind in the first round of the match, and that in their praise of our didn’t sit too well, play and triumph was so we got ahead in a little overwhelming. the 2nd by 9 points. I guess we made a By the 3rd round we mark on many teams. increased the lead to Not surprisingly, all 26. By the end of the the acknowledgments forth round we were mainly showed no sore Women’s Master Team 1st H2O Kisita (AB) ahead by 36. That losers and that class might sound safe, but in this format, things and sportsmanship was alive and well in the pool world. can change quickly - and they did. In the 5th The banquet was spectacular. The VNEA awards presentation is the round, Michigan started off with a 10-0 on classiest show of all of national pool tournaments, none better. There Glenn and a 10-1 on Ivan, were singers, impressionists and comedians, and a slide show closing that comfortable presentation...they even gave away margin to a nerve wracking a pool table. They had the members Men’s Classic 9-Ball Singles 2nd Louie Salazar (CO) 15. ‘Opportunity Knocks’ of all winning teams come through a had to put on the burners tunnel filled with smoke and colored and stop the charge. We needed 15 points in the next lights to emerge on an elevated stage three games to avoid a second match against these in front of hundreds of cheering/ guys. In the next game I didn’t get out but I sat down applauding banquet attendees. You and said, “That’s 6,” and then Steve got ten big ones in can watch it online at www.rackemmag. one great out. And that was it. We’d won. We were the com/2009VNEAChampionships.htm.It International Champions!!!! was like a NBA playoff game where Statistically the team was averaged around 60% win ratio, hometown players are announced to with Glenn at 75%. We broke and ran 33 games and 21 the fans. 10-0 against us. To show you it wasn’t easy, we had the ‘Opportunity Knocks’ was able to dig team high in wins — 94 games to 62 losses and 1133 Women’s Classic 8-Ball Singles deep in the face of a catastrophe for 1st Shelly Reiter (WY) total win points one of its players and step up and Women’s Itermediate 8-Ball to 913 in losing exceed the play of some great teams. Singles 1st Sandra Badger (AB) points. There were many great outs Our team genuinely had great camaraderie by all players, but the two biggest and chemistry. We won with experience and maturity. Our team members outs of the tournament were Bill’s will always remember this journey and we will share the experience with one-point win for the point in that Pat many times over the years. hill match, and in the finals, Steve’s The event ended, we all came home — but Pat did not. He spent almost thoughtful run-out when the team six weeks in Reno before he was flown home to a rehabilitation center. He needed a ten-point game to avoid intends to fully recover. So many friends have come to his aid, even getting the second match and to win the his motorcycle home for him. The severity of Pat’s injuries was front and Championship. center in motivating ‘Opportunity Knocks’. Most of us have known Pat for Glenn Atwell - well, Glenn played as many as 30 years. We want Pat to have the best recovery. There will perfect. He was so dependable for be many tournaments around Oregon and Washington to raise money to Intermediate Scotch Doubles the team, with many one-inning help Pat with his expenses, and anyone can help by donating at any Bank 1st S. Badger & D. Carson (AB) games. He was out every time he of America branch as well, to the Pat Schumacher Medical and Expense was at the table. He won 75% of his games, intimidating opponents and Fund. (VNEA results page 27) players watching from other matches. I’ve watched Glenn’s game grow over the years and I know his development. He plays at a level that very few attain in the history of the sport. That’s why he’s deservedly the current United States bar table champion (and shopping champ, too). Ivan Doty worked through many tough outs when matches were close and on edge. He had his “mud flowing” nerves going, as he calls it, and he kept his mud Serving all of Arizona from sliding around. Ivan, a true veteran of team play, always showed Tired of playing at the same level? the other team much respect, and was a pillar of support for all his team Trust a BCA instructor and a Proud Member of the SPF family members on and off the pool table. Steve Tune, the not so rookie rookie on the team, came into his own. His desire and focus propelled him into Carl Stewart, BSIT, BCA, SPF azbilliardacademy@gmail.com www.arizonabilliardacademy.com many wins and he fully deserves his ‘new found’ VNEA National Master status. Bill Rosenberry, the team’s anchor and a celebrated Oregon player,

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Final Standings for the “Chip” Classic pool tournament held at Eagles Club # 326, Bozeman Montana. This tournament was held Saturday June 13, 2009 with a great turnout of 37 players. However the weather was nice and sunny so a some of the players had a lot of other things to be doing. A special Thank You goes out to all the players that showed up, and our added money sponsors. For those of you who might have missed the explanation of what a “Chip” Pool Tournament is I will quickly explain it to you. The game is 8-Ball, Singles. When you pay your $10.00 entry fee, you receive 5 poker style chips. The format is a race to ONE (1) (an absolutely brutal game). Anyone can win. If you win, you stay on the same table and wait for your next opponent. You are paid immediately for every game you win, instant gratification. If you lose, you must turn in one of your chips to the tournament director and then wait to be assigned to another table. The winner of course is the player with any chip/s left. Every player won as least one game. Everybody made money. What’s left of the prize fund is paid out to the final four players. 1st $80 Leroy Dorsey (Bozeman) 2nd $60 Steve Spritzer (Bozeman) 3rd $40 Nate Neergard (Bozeman) 4th $20 Candice Evans (Manhattan) Again, I want to thank all the players that showed up. What a fun day it was, thank you.


July 2009

Diablo Valley Pool League News

The Diablo Valley Pool League held their 5th women’s tournament this past June 21st at the Office Bar, located on Willow Pass Road. Sharing the event with the fathers day celebration, the tournament was small as expected however the women that showed up all had a respectable game and were looking for a few extra bucks to go do their shopping. The fight for the catbird seat came down between Darnelle Dominguez and Jess Quinata. Dar managed to beat her sister Denise in a race to two. On the bottom bracket, Jess Quinata won her matches against Kristen and Stacy Wilson, sending them to work the looser bracket. Playing some of her best pool, Jess defeated Dar and assumed control of the catbird seat. On the looser side Stacy Wilson worked her way back to play Dar Dominguez and won the match to get a chance to play Jess for the top spot. She won the first game but made mistake on the second game, allowing Jess to win the game and the tournament. Congratulations to Jess for her victory. FINAL STANDINGS /$$$$$$ 1) Jess Quinata $60 Jess Quinata, Stacy Wilson 2) Stacy Wilson $30 2009 ACS Nationals - May 31 – June 6, 2009 Riviera Hotel & Casino ● Las Vegas, Nevada DVPOOL represented well in this years’ championship with a mix of players combined from the scotch doubles leagues which only sanctions with ACS. This is the first year that our league competed on the 8 ball and 9 ball teams’ events. Our women’s team DVpool Dvpool Crew: Crew placed Shawn Modelo, Annette Wood, Cony Mendoza, Jess Quinata

third in the Open 9 Ball Division. Great shooting, team support, and perseverance paid off for the ladies. There was also representation in the singles 8 Ball and 9 Ball, and Scotch Doubles 8 Ball. The competition level was high and our presence was felt in all divisions. Great shooting and good times were had by all. Shawn Modelo making her presence felt by placing in 3 of the events she signed up for. Singles, scotch and teams.

Alex Almendral

Shawn & Vincent Modelo

WOMEN’S OPEN SINGLES 7th-8th $200 Shawn Modelo OPEN SCOTCH DOUBLES 5th-6th $450 Shawn Modelo / Vincent Modelo WOMEN’S OPEN 9 BALL TEAM 3rd Dvpool Crew $500 + Trophy SUPER SENIOR 8 BALL SINGLES 5Tth-6th $200 Vincent Modelo MENS OPEN 8-BALL SINGLE –SPORTSMAN DIVISION 5th-8th $50 Alex Almendral

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26 Men’s 9-Ball Singles 1st Beau Runningen (MN) 2nd Don Harp (CA) 3rd Kelly Hatmaker (CO) 4th Gene Albrecht (WI)

2009 ACS Nationals $1,500 $1,000 $690 $500

Women’s 9-Ball Singles 1st Jessica Frideres (IA) 2nd Leslee Davis (FL) 3rd Barbara Allen (AZ) 4th Gina Knight (IL)

$1,000 $700 $425 $300

Men’s Masters 8-Ball Singles 1st Gene Albrecht (WI) 2nd Beau Runningen (MN) 3rd Yi Fei Mei (CA) 4th Isaac Runnels (IL)

$2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $700

Men’s Masters 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Jeff Crawford (CO) 2nd Ron Allen (NV)

$400 $230

Women’s Masters 8-Ball Singles 1st Jessica Frideres (IA) 2nd Debra Carmona (NV) 3rd Beth Fondell (MN) 4th Tina Larsen (IL)

$2,000 $1,200 $800 $500

Women’s Masters 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Samantha Diepp (CO) $200 2nd Stacey Lantz (FL) $110 Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles 1st Skyler Woodward (KY) 2nd Rocky Phipps (NV) 3rd Jimmy Moore (NV) 4th Lynn Wechsler (NV) Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Scott Thurston (WA) 2nd Kelly Hatmaker (CO) 3-4 Greg Cairns (AB) James Blackman (AB) Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles 1st Kimberly Benson (NV) 2nd Meredith Swoope (VA) 3rd Teresa Perser (LA) 4th Leslee Davis (FL) Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Rhonda Wright (LA) 2nd Natasha Green (LA) 3-4 Christy Goldsmith (NV) Jodi Hirning (AZ) Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles 1st Jarret White (ON) 2nd Blake Holmes (AB) 3rd Bruce Barrette (NV) 4th Jason Nichols (IL) Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Dave Field (AB) 2nd Elloy Barros (CO) 3-4 Dan Clark (AB) Carl Oliver (ON) Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles 1st Amy Encinias (NV) 2nd Heidi French (IL) 3rd Dianne Thompson (TX) 4th Kim Blecha (NE)

$3,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000

$400 $200 $100

$1,500 $1,000 $600 $400

$200 $100 $65

$1,500 $1,095 $700 $500

$400 $200 $100

$1,200 $800 $500 $300

Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Renee Hendricks (MN) $200 2nd Vera Ball (BC) $140 3-4 Tina Miles (VA) $90 ÍWendi Dunn (AZ)

NOTE: Not all photos were available

Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles 1st Arland White (ON) 2nd Buddy Wirt (VA) 3rd James Kimmerly (KY) 4th Joseph Gibson (CO)

Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Richard Arensdorf (KY) 2nd Mark Czerwinski (IL) 3-4 Phillip Jones (NF) Bill Becker (IL) Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles 1st Debbie Snook (CO) 2nd Linda Segraves (WA) 3rd Esmeralda Felan (TX) 4th Clare Marsh (NE)

$1,100 $800 $550 $375

$400 $200 $100

$1,200 $800 $500 $300

Women’s Senior 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Linda Brandt (ON) $200 2nd Suellen Romesburg (PA) $120 3-4 Patsy Munson (AZ) $70 Mary Lynn Breitenbach (IL) Super Senior 8-Ball Singles 1st Madison Adkins (KY) 2nd Roy Skenandore (WI) 3rd Don Harp (CA) 4th Gary Trant (TX) Super Senior 8-Ball Singles – Sportsman Division 1st Guy Sturino (VA) 2nd Dick Wetzel (NM) 3-4 Jack Ely (FL) Glen Gares (NM) Master Scotch Doubles 1st T Larsen/ I Runnels (IL) 2nd B Fondell/ J Frideres (NE) 3rd B Hamilton/D Bowman (IL) 4th J Nogiec/ H Nogiec (NV)

Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams – Sportsman Division 1st Cue T’s (IL) 2nd Just Us Girls (LA) 3-4 Got Felt (OK) Jodi Hirning (AZ) Men’s Standard 8-Ball Teams 1st Zang !!! (AB) 2nd Who’s Up (ON) 3rd Wild Wreck (AB) 4th The Predators (AB) Men’s Standard 8-Ball Teams – Sportsman Division 1st Alibi’s Aces (VA) 2nd Steel Curtain (NY) 3-4 Drink More (VA) Gitt-R-Done (BC)

Men’s Masters 9-Ball Teams 1st Las Vegas Cue Club (NV) 2nd Dick’s Pick (NV) 3rd Stick It In The Hole (IL) 4th Sexual Chocolate (CO)

$2,000 $1,000 $500 $400

Women’s Open 9-Ball Teams 1st Red Shoes (IL) 2nd Knaw Kaw Min (WA) 3rd DVPL Crew (CA) 4th Lucky 7’s (IL)

$1,200 $725 $500 $300

$1,000 $700 $500 $350

$200 $150 $115

Men’s Open 9-Ball Teams 1st Malarkey’s (WA) 2nd Am Legion #313 (KY) 3rd Just Put Together (LA) 4th No Whining (IL)

$1,000 $700 $500 $300

Men’s Open 9-Ball Teams – Sportsman Division 1st Hot Shots (FL) 2nd Wrecking Crew III (LA) 3-4 Footers Strokers (VA) Marty’s Bud Boyz (IL)

$3,500 $2,200 $1,500 $900

Men’s Open 8-Ball Teams – Sportsman Division 1st American Legion (KY) $500 2nd Knuckleheads (VA) $300 3-4 Rock Paper Scissors (CA) $200 Brass Bell (VA) Women’s Open 8-Ball Teams 1st Just Put Together (IL) 2nd Which Witch Is Which (NE) 3rd Sin City Putters (NV) 4th Which Witch Wracks (NE)

Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams – Sportsman Division 1st All Bust No Balls (VA) $300 2nd Ready Room (VA) $200 3-4 Shark Shooters (ON) $100 Shut Up N Shoot (IL)

Women’s Open 9-Ball Teams – Sportsman Division 1st Look At The Tip (OK) 2nd Northern Niners (AZ) 3-4 43rd Avenue Mixers (AZ) Home Wreckers (ON)

Open Scotch Doubles 1st T Bordelon-Perser/ D Cantu (LA) $1,500 2nd C Marsh/ M Hunt (NE) $1,000 3rd C Swearingen/D Faulkner (TX) $800 4th S Huskey/R O’Meara Sr.(IL) $600 Men’s Open 8-Ball Teams 1st Dick’s Pick (NV) 2nd Team Canada Eh! (AB) 3rd Stick It In The Hole (IL) 4th Malarkeys (WA)

Women’s Standard 8-Ball Teams 1st Dream Catchers (TX) $1,200 2nd Mohawk Chicks Handling Sticks (ON) $800 3rd Hard To Handle (TX) $500 4th Finish Line (IL) $300

$2,000 $1,225 $800 $500

$300 $200 $100

$2,000 $1,450 $1,000 $600

$500 $300 $100

$300 $200 $100

$1,500 $1,025 $700 $400

$500 $300 $100

NWPA-sanctioned “Las Vegas Open” 9-Ball Wheelchair Championship 1st Aaron Aragon (CA) $650 2nd John Reynolds (OK) $500 3rd Ken Miller (FL) $350 4th Charles Interrante Jr. (PA) $250 5th Annual ACS National Artistic Pool Championship Open Shootout #1 1st Dustin Gunia (NE) $300 2nd Daniel Penn (LA) $200 3rd Jim Kimmerly (KY) $100 4th Jason Kane (NY) $100 Open Shootout #2 1st Jerrod Frideres (IA) 2nd Raymond McDonald (KY) 3rd Dustin Gunia (NE) 4th Jason Kane (NY) Speed Pool Challenge - Men: 1st Jason Kane (NY) 2nd Jerrod Frideres (IA) 3rd Dustin Gunia (NE) 4th Tony Sifuentez (IL) Women: 1st Jessica Frideres (IA) 2nd Debra Carmona (NV) 3rd Stacey Lantz (FL) 4th Kassandra Werner (IL)

$300 $200 $100 $100 $300 $190 $130 $90 $175 $100 $65 $40

4th Annual Can-Am Snooker Challenge Team Canada (Pat McCarthy, Eriks Malderis, John Morra and Odie Willet) defeated Team USA (Tom Kollins, Ajeya Prabhakar, Jeff Szafransky and Cheang Chii Yoo) 16-4 Open ‘6 Reds” Snooker 1st Yi Fei-Mei (CA) $375 2nd Rainer Kambach (England) $175

For complete results visit: www.americancuesports.org

July 2009

Div I/II “6 Reds” Snooker 1st Jim Dyce (ON) 2nd Stacey Lantz (FL)

$150 $50

2009 World Summit of Pool Pro 9-Ball Championship $20,000 added to total purse by ACS – Sanctioned by the UPA 1st Mike Dechaine (USA) $6.000 2nd Thorsten Hohmann (Ger) $4,600 3rd Rodney Morris (USA) $3,500 4th Steve Moore (USA) $2,500 5-6 Keith Bennet (USA) $1,600 Roberto Gomez (Phi) 7-8 John Morra (Canada) $1,250 Jon Kucharo (USA) 9-12 Walter Glass (USA) $675 Ralph Eckert (Ger) Max Eberle (USA) Dean Goddard (USA) Scotch Doubles Best Dressed: Cheryl Rudd & Ron Morgan (ON) Men’s Best Dressed Team: Beer 32 Bombers (Bullhead City, AZ) Women’s Best Dressed Team: Pit Stop (El Paso, TX) League Operators of the Year: Tom Fankhauser – Decatur Area Pool League (Decatur, IL) Billy Huff – Beaumont Pool League (Beaumont, TX) Lyle Townsend – South Florida ACS Pool League (Port Charlotte, FL) Mike Wilson – Southern Amusement Pool League (Norfolk, VA) Terri Zech – Fox Valley ACS (Aurora, IL) Referee of the Year: Gibbi Tkatch (Valley Village, CA)

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Have a Great Summer Bozeman

Eagles American Legion Crystal Bar Scoop Molly Brown Cats Paw Filling Station The Pourhouse The Haufbrau

Belgrade Lucky Cuss The Hub Bar Friendly

Manhattan Sir Scott’s Oasis American Legion

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29th Annual VNEA International Championships

Men’s Regular 9-ball Singles / 290 entries 1st Roger Chau (Ontario) 2nd Jani Saukkonen (Finland) 3rd Bob Winter (Colorado) 4th Guadalupe Rosas (Michigan)

$3,200 $2,700 $1,700 $1,100

Intermediate Scotch Doubles 1st S. Badger & D. Carson (Alberta) 2nd M. Jensen & C. Debruyckere (WI) 3rd J. Lavan & N. Darius (Alberta) 4th A. Sinclair & J. Raghoo (Ontario)

Women’s Regular 9-ball Singles / 47 entries 1st Angie Voorhees (Illinois) 2nd Marie-France Blanchette (Quebec) 3rd Marissa Hallet (New Mexico) 4th Maria Juana Wisconsin

$900 $600 $400 $200

Masters Scotch Doubles 1st J. Frideres & D. Gunia (Iowa) $600 2nd T. Larsen & K. Brisbon (Indiana) $350 3rd K. Spangenburg & R. Downey( IA) $100 4th A. Jackson & R. Cunningham (MN) $100

Men’s / Mixed Regular Teams / 388 teams 1st Five Faces of Death (Manitoba) $10,000 2nd Rainbow Bar Underdogs (Michigan) $7,000 3rd Duck’s Terminators (Minnesota) $6,000 4th Pitcher’s Seyberts (Wisconsin) $5,000

Men’s Intermediate 9-ball Singles / 45 entries 1st Len Heckbert (Alberta) $1,175 2nd Jason Mousseau (Manitoba) $950 3rd Paris Comas (Spain) $650 4th Louis Stuart Altes (Florida) $450

Men’s Regular 8-ball Singles / 602 entries 1st Bill Pinion (Michigan) 2nd Markus Mutschler (Germany) 3rd David Rothall (Australia) 4th Tony Gong (Illinois)

Women’s Regular Teams / 80 teams 1st Minnesota Wild (Minnesota) 2nd Knuckle Knockers (South Dakota) 3rd Fab Four (Ontario) 4th The Replacements (Indiana)

Women’s Intermediate 9-ball Singles / 15 entries 1st Danielle Sergent (Indiana) $600 2nd Cathy Hansen (Montana) $400 3rd Bev Bieber (South Dakota) $300 4th Sandra Badger (Alberta) $200

Women’s Regular 8-ball Singles / 168 entries 1st Laura Hargen (Iowa) $2,800 2nd Lucie Normand (Quebec) $1,400 3rd Jodi Burnau (Indiana) $1,200 4th Michelle West (Michigan) $900

Men’s / Mixed Intermediate Teams / 32 teams 1st Opportunity Knocks (Oregon) $5,300 2nd Jagers Yound Guns (Michigan) $3,200 3rd Indy Dawgs (Indiana) $2,400 4th DSAB Gamblers (Germany) $1,400

Men’s Masters 9-ball Singles / 39 entries 1st Jason Kirkwood (Illinois) 2nd Ben Zimmer (Ohio) 3rd Glenn Atwell (Oregon) 4th Ryan Cobb (Nebraska)

$1,200 $900 $725 $525

Men’s Intermediate 8-ball Singles / 66 entries 1st Chad DeBruyckere (Wisconsin) $2,300 2nd Richard Idrovo (Illinois) $1,800 3rd Antonio Benvenuto (Germany) $1,350 4th Daniel Karlsson (Spain) $1,000

Women’s Intermediate Teams / 23 teams 1st Phoenix 1 (South Dakota) 2nd Top Shots Just 4 Fun (Wisconsin) 3rd One Ball Short (Ohio) 4th Whichwitch Is Which (Nebraska)

$4,100 $2,100 $1,500 $1,000

Women’s Masters 9-ball Singles / 19 entries 1st Pearl Ortiz (New Mexico) 2nd Shelley D. Hudson (Ohio) 3rd Tina Larsen (Indiana) 4th Sammi Jo Hood (New Mexico)

$800 $500 $350 $250

Women’s Intermediate 8-ball Singles / 36 entries 1st Sandra Badger (Alberta) $1,200 2nd Amy Roche (Florida) $900 3rd Penny Prahl (Illinois) $650 4th Jodi Lavan (Alberta) $550

Men’s / Mixed Masters Teams / 13 teams 1st Metro Masters (Minnesota) 2nd Progressive Shooters (Colorado) 3rd Phase This! (Minnesota) 4th 4 Lumps and a Star (Ontario)

$9,000 $5,500 $3,500 $2,500

Men’s Classic 9-ball Singles / 28 entries 1st Bob Talford (Michigan) 2nd Louie Salazar (Colorado) 3rd David Griffin (Oklahoma) 4th Brett Neher (Oklahoma)

$900 $600 $400 $300

Men’s Masters 8-ball Singles / 47 entries 1st Jason Kirkwood (Illinois) 2nd Mike Aboudaher (Alberta) 3rd Johnny Baptiste (Manitoba) 4th Sam Kirby (Indiana)

$3,100 $2,100 $1,600 $1,400

Women’s Masters Teams / 8 teams 1st H2O Kisita (Alberta) $4,400 2nd Logistically Challenged (MN) $2,400 3rd Wilson’s Who’s Up Next? (WI) $1,300 4th Those Hookers From Canada (ON) $1,100

Women’s Classic 9-ball Singles / 15 entries 1st Fluff Lindsay (Saskatchewan) 2nd Dawn Spencer (Iowa) 3rd Shannon Tonjes (Michigan) 4th Shelly Reiter (Wyoming)

$550 $390 $190 $70

Women’s Masters 8-ball Singles / 29 entries 1st Kayla Jones (Ontario) 2nd Jessica Frideres (Iowa) 3rd Pearl Ortiz (New Mexico) 4th Tina Larsen (Indiana)

$2,100 $1,480 $900 $800

Open Seniors 9-ball Singles / 52 entries 1st Paul Datte (Wisconsin) 2nd Danny Jensen (Kansas) 3rd Mike Roque (Indiana) 4th Tony Shelley (South Carolina)

$1,000 $800 $700 $500

Men’s Classic 8-ball Singles / 69 entries 1st Harold Rigdon, Jr. (Illinois) 2nd Roger Anderson (Idaho) 3rd Dave Cote (Ontario) 4th Mark Lachecki (Minnesota)

$1,800 $1,300 $800 $600

Women’s Classic 8-ball Singles / 30 entries 1st Shelly Reiter (Wyoming) 2nd Sally Reagle (Kansas) 3rd Sandy Neal (Iowa) 4th Donna Hensel (Minnesota)

$1,100 $775 $625 $450

Regular Scotch Doubles 1st M. West & M. Zygmunt (Michigan) $1,000 2nd H. Kuss & C. Kennedy (Minnesota) $700 3rd J. Shafer & M. Tedder (Kansas) $475 4th L. Hargen & S. Hargen (Iowa) $475

$600 $400 $200 $200

$6,500 $4,000 $2,800 $2,200

Seniors 8-ball Singles / 84 entries 1st Glen Pickelsimer (Virginia) 2nd Tony Shelley (South Carolina) 3rd Rich Haines (Wyoming) 4th Zeno Rawley (Florida)

$2,200 $1,700 $1,100 $700

$5,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000

Visit www.vnea.com for complete results

Real Action in Real Time

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DAY Tuesdays Thursdays

CITY LOCATION Salt Lake City E O’s Billiards Salt Lake City E O’s Billiards

PHONE (801) 967-0777 (801) 967-0777

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED 9-Ball race to 5 Handicap. $15 9-Ball race to 5 Handicap. $15

TIME 6:30PM 6:30PM

DAY Saturdays

CITY Sheridan

LOCATION Rails Bar

PHONE (307) 751-1609

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball

ENTRY $10

ADDED $100 w/16

TIME 5:00PM

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Aurora Aurora Aurora Denver Aurora Aurora Aurora

LOCATION Rack’em Billiards Rack’em Billiards Rack’em Billiards Wynkoop Rack’em Billiards Rack’em Billiards Rack’em Billiards

PHONE (303) 755-7675 (303) 755-7675 (303) 755-7675 (303) 297-2700 (303) 755-7675 (303) 755-7675 (303) 755-7675

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules 3-Ball on 9’ Tables 9-Ball on 9’ Tables 15-rack 10-Ball Hndcp 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules 9-Ball Race to 5/5 Prog. Pot 8-Ball Bar Box BCA Rules

ENTRY $5 $5 $10 $12 $5 $10 $5

ADDED

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

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

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

PHONE (253) 531-5154 (360) 694-3114 (425) 258-9465 (877) R-U-LUCKY (253) 581-2580 (425) 776-1833 (253) 863-2905 (253) 288-0436 (360) 377-2359 (253) 512-6898 (425) 941-9928 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (425) 603-9001 (253) 262-8437 (360) 455-0352 (425) 258-9465 (425) 908-7332 (360) 957-0065 (360) 794-7878 (425) 255-9213 (360) 256-1110 (253) 584-1919 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (360) 862-9054 (360) 862-9054 (253) 863-2905 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 377-2359 (253) 262-8437 (360) 783-4071 (253) 512-6898 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (360) 455-0352 (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110

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

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

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TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:30pm 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 8:00PM 3:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 1:30PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM

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DAY Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Moscow Moscow Twin Falls Emmett Moscow Pocatello

LOCATION Mingles Mingles The Pocket Toadstool Mingles Oasis Bar

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

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

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

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

DAY Mondays Wednesdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Kalispell Three Forks Kalispell Kalispell Belgrade Butte

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

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

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

ENTRY $5

ADDED Matching

TIME 7:00PM

$5 $5

Matching Matching

7:00PM 1:00PM

$5

$2.50/player

2:00PM

DAY Mondays

CITY Cypress Sacramento

Tuesdays

Cypress Emeryville Modesto Moorpark

PHONE (714) 952-1120 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (714) 952-1120 (510) 652-9808 (209) 572-4283 (805) 523-3088 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (916) 456-3243 (714) 952-1120 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800 (562) 867-7733 (209) 572-4283 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (510) 861-0812 (209) 572-4283 (650) 992-7900 (209) 572-4283 (805) 523-3088 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (805) 523-3088 (650) 965-3100

EVENT / RULES Dutch Doubles 9-Ball B USPPA 9-Ball USPPA

ENTRY ADDED $12 $5 $20 $12 $15

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

Riverside Sacramento Sacramento Wednesdays Cypress Sacramento San Francisco Thursdays Bellflower Modesto Riverside Sacramento San Francisco Fridays Concord Modesto Saturdays Daly City Modesto Moorpark Riverside San Francisco San Francisco Sundays Bellflower Moorpark Mountain View

LOCATION Hot Shot Cafe Jointed Cue Family Billiards Hot Shot Cafe Broken Rack Railhouse Billiards Buters’a Billiards CA Billiard Club Shooters Hard Times Jointed Cue Hot Shot Cafe Hard Times Billiards Palacade Hard Times Railhouse Billiards Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards DVPL Railhouse Billiards Town & Country Railhouse Billiards Buters’a Billiards Shooters Family Billiards Billiard Palacade Hard Times Buters’a Billiards (Last Sun) CA Billiard Club

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

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

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

9-Ball 10-Ball USPPA Tourny at Vinnie’s Bar

$12 $10 $20 Call

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

9-Ball

Call

1:00PM

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

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

PHONE (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 644-8869 (503) 654-4201 (503) 251-8399 (503) 357-1111 (503) 654-4201 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 357-1111 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

OREGON

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco

Mountain View

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

9-Ball Hdcp race to 6 SE

$10

Break Pot

Open Heads Up Race to 7 $11

Break Pot

9-Ball 75 & Under

$7

Break Pot

$10

Break Pot

8-Ball Heads up DE

8:00PM

8:00PM

8:00PM

12:30PM

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

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

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

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

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


July 2009

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

30 DATE Jul 3-5 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 5 Jul 11 Jul 11 Jul 11 Jul 11-12 Jul 11-12 Jul 18 Jul 18 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 18-19 Jul 25 Jul 25 Jul 25 Jul 26 Jul 25-26 Jul 29 Jul 31-Aug 2 Aug 1 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 2 Aug 2 Aug 8 Aug 8-9 Aug 15 Aug 14-23 Aug 15 Aug 15-16 Aug 15-16 Aug 15-16 Aug 22-23 Aug 22-23 Aug 26 Aug 29 Aug 29-30 Aug 29-30 Sep 3-7 Sep 5 Sep 6 Sep 5 Sep 6 Sep 6 Sep 11-13 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 19 Sep 19-20 Sep 26 Sep 26-27 Sep 26-27 Sep 30 Oct 2-4 Oct 24-25

CITY Las Vegas, NV Bremerton, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Aurora, CO Denver, CO Salem, OR Mtn View, CA Moorpark, CA Medford, OR Cypress, CA Aurora, CO Spokane, WA Mtn View, CA Seattle, WA Saramento, CA Las Vegas, NV Bozeman, MT Cypress, CA Orange, CA Orange, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Parsippany, NJ Bremerton, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Concord, CA Salem, OR Oregon City, OR Medford, OR Reno, NV Cypress, CA Aurora, CO Spokane, WA Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Lynnwood, WA San Francisco, CA Cypress, CA Everett, WA Mtn View, CA Las Vegas, NV Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Salem, OR Cypress, CA Medford, OR Spokane, WA Cypress, CA San Francisco, CA Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Great Falls, MT San Francisco, CA

LOCATION Mickey’s (See ad June) Stixx and Stones (See ad p5) Hard Times (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p10) Hard Times (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p25) Rack’Em Billiards (See ad p5) 15Rack.com (See ad p8) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) Butera’s (See ad p31) Rack’em (See ad p20) Hot Shot Cafe (See ad p8) Rack’Em Billiards (See ad p5) McQ’s (See ad p9) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) NWPA (See ad June) WCWR (See ad p15) Pool Sharks (See ad p7) Eagles #326 (See ad p20) Hot Shot Cafe (See ad p8) Danny K’s (See ad p31) Danny K’s (See ad p31) Family Billiards (See ad p27) Billiard Palacade (See ad p15) Comet Billiards (See ad p31) Stixx and Stones (See ad p5) Hard Times (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p10) Hard Times (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad 25) Vinnie’s Bar (See p25) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Rodder’s (See ad p21) Rack’em (See ad p20) Sands Regency (See ad p31) Hot Shot Cafe (See ad p8) Rack’Em Billiards (See ad p5) McQ’s (See ad p9) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) Family Billiards (See ad p27) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p11) Billiard Palacade (See ad p15) Hot Shot Cafe (See ad p8) Soundview (See ad p24) WCWR (See ad p15) Golden Nugget (See ad p31) Hard Times (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p7) Hard Times (See ad p10) Hard Times (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p25) Billiard Palacade (See ad p15) The Cue Ball (See ad p18) Hot Shot Cafe (See ad p8) Rack’em (See ad p20) McQ’s (See ad p9) Hot Shot Cafe (See ad p8) Family Billiards (See ad p27) WCWR (See ad p15) Billiard Palacade (See ad p15) 8 Ball In (See ad p32) WCWR (See ad p15)

PHONE (702) 361-2060 (360) 377-2359 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (503) 282-8266 (303) 755-7675 (720) 296-5395 (503) 362-9740 (650) 965-3100 (805) 523-3088 (541) 779-6111 (714) 952-1120 (303) 755-7675 (509) 891-8357 (650) 965-3100 (206) 920-1936 (510) 406-6327 (702) 222-1011 (406) 587-9996 (714) 952-1120 (714) 771-9706 (714) 771-9706 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (702) 719-7665 (360) 377-2359 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (503) 282-8266 (510) 861-0829 (503) 362-9740 (503) 680-9009 (541) 779-6111 (702) 719-7665 (714) 952-1120 (303) 755-7675 (509) 891-8357 (650) 965-3100 (415) 931-1115 (425) 941-9928 (415) 585-6800 (714) 952-1120 (425) 238-3591 (510) 406-6327 (702) 719-7665 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (503) 282-8266 (415) 585-6800 (503) 362-9740 (714) 952-1120 (541) 779-6111 (509) 891-8357 (714) 952-1120 (415) 931-1115 (510) 406-6327 (415) 585-6800 (406) 761-9169 (510) 406-6327

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Open John Ervolino Mem. 8-Ball One Pocket 9-Ball One Pocket Limit 32 - Single Elim 9-Ball Limit 96 Straight Pool NCS 14-1 Continuous Qualifier 15-Rack Championship 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Jamboree 10-Ball - NCS Qualifier 9-Ball Limit 16 Call NCS 9-Ball Qualifier 9-Ball Open Race to 9 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9-Ball at Jillian’s WWR 9-Ball @ Hard Times 10-Ball - NCS Qualifier Summertime Mixed Doubles 10-Ball NCS 9-Ball Qualifier NCS 10-Ball Qualifier One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped NCS 14-1 Nat’l Championship 8-Ball One Pocket 9-Ball One Pocket Limit 32 - Single Elim 9-Ball Limit 96 Straight Pool Dave Piona Memorial 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Handicapped Tourney 9-Ball Limit 16 Shootout at the Sands Call NCS 10-Ball Qualifier 9-Ball Open Race to 9 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball One Pocket/9-Ball 9-Ball Seattle Open 8-Ball Handicapped 10-Ball Scotch Team 10-Ball-4 person WWR 9-Ball @ Shoreline NCS 9 & 10-Ball Nat’l Champ One Pocket 9-Ball One Pocket Limit 32 - Single Elim 9-Ball Limit 96 Straight Pool 9-Ball Championship 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Call 9-Ball Limit 16 9-Ball Open Race to 9 10-Ball One Pocket/9-Ball WWR 9-Ball @ CA Billiards 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Wild West Shootout WCWR 9-Ball @ Family Billiards

ENTRY ADDED $70 (incl g.f.) $1000 w/64 Call $200 w/32 $20 $10/p up to 30 $25 $10/p up to 50 $20 $200 $30 $800 $15 $60 TBD Qualifiers Call $10 $200 $20 $3000 $60 TBA $25 $500 payout $25 $100 $35 $500 $30+$7 g.f. $500 w/64 $20 / $20 $400 each Call $500 Guar $30 Calla $60 (incl. g.f.) $1,000 $20/team $25 $250 $60 Call $60 Call $25 each $300 ea w/32 $20 $200 Call Call Call $200 w/32 $20 $10/p up to 30 $25 $10/p up to 50 $20 $200 $30 $800 $15 $20 $500 $10 $200 $20+$5 g.f. $500 w/64 $25 $500 payout Varies $15,000 $25 $100 $35 $500 $30+$7 g.f. $500 w/64 $20 / $20 $400 each $25 each $300 ea w/32 $45 $1,000 $20 $200 $25 $250 $125+$5/player $750 $30 Call Total Fund $64,000 $20 $10/p up to 30 $25 $10/p up to 50 $20 $200 $30 $800 $15 $35 $2000 Guar 1st $10 $200 $25 $100 $25 $500 payout $30+$7 g.f. $500 w/64 $25 $250 $25 each $300 ea w/32 $30 $20 $200 $25 $6500 Guar $30

TIME 7:00PM Call Noon Noon Noon Noon 11:00AM Call Call 10:00AM 10:30AM Call Noon 1:00PM Call Noon 1:00PM Call Call 11:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM Call Call 1:00PM Call Call Call Noon Noon Noon Noon 11:00AM Noon 10:00AM 9:30AM Noon Call 1:00PM Call Noon 1:00PM 1:00PM 10:00AM Call 11:00AM Call Call Call Noon Noon Noon Noon 11:00AM Call 10:00AM 1:00PM Noon Noon 11:00AM 1:00PM Call Call 7:00PM Call

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