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3-Player Team 9-Ball at Oak Harbor BUSTED! -- well, almost! On Saturday, June 19, 2010, American Legion $30 greens fees were charged to each of 6 teams, amounting to $180, Post #129 in Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its First, and possibly Last, Annual also added entirely back to the prize fund. Thus, a total of $210 was 3-Player Teams 9-Ball Tournament. This added to the prize money. was originally scheduled to be a double The American Legion team (Oak elimination tournament to be played on Harbor -- Chuck Hassler, Steve Holloway both Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, and Justin Barnes) spent most of the 2010 -- Father's Day weekend. tournament close on the heels of the Unfortunately, this year, Father's Day Soundview Bar & Grill (Everett, WA -- Jim had a far larger than expected effect upon Conway, Ed Slade and Joe Romeo), finally participation, with only 6 teams showing drawing up to a 44-44 tie at the end of the up. During the usual players' meeting, it next-to-last round. was decided that we would play a round The Legion then beat No Clue robin, instead. Each player played 2 (Bellingham, WA -- Steven Cultee, Travis games of 9-Ball against every other player, DeJong and Lloyd Hammond) by an 11-7 making 18-game matches. Team totals, score. In the 15th and last match of the only, decided the outcome at the end of the tournament, Soundview also played tournament. The 6 teams competed for No Clue. No Clue's players struggled 1st Place - American Legion (Oak Harbor, WA) Chuck Hassler, Justin Barnes, Steve Holloway $965 in prize money, paid out to 2 places. somewhat throughout the tournament, but Because of the round-robin format, all woke up during this last match. This, along players were present for the entire tournament. This resulted in the club with a couple of rolls, both bad and good, left Soundview with an 8-10 actually turning a small profit, mostly on food sales during the course of match defeat. the tournament, rather than incurring what could have been a large loss. On this basis, the American Legion wound up in 1st Place with 55 We might try to run this same tournament again, next year. points, for a prize of $575, and the Soundview Bar & Grill landed in 2nd But, more likely, since there actually is Place with 52 points, along with a prize of great interest in the 3-player team double$390. elimination format, we will look for a better Out of the money and in 3rd Place was weekend in May or June that does not Korner Pocket Billiardz (Snohomish, WA conflict with other major area endeavors to -- Rick Amos, Cody Clark and Marvin run this tournament, as originally proposed. Holmes), with 46 points. In 4th was Our tournament was played on 4 - 4x8 No Clue, with 44 points. In 5th and 6th, tables, all located at the American Legion respectively, were Easy Street (Anacortes, Hall. Each match was played on 2 tables, WA -- Randy Click, Phil Gere, Paul Allers -leaving 2 teams at a time to sit and wait 39 points), and Bob's Billiards (Burlington, for the next match. At the outset, it was WA -- Bob Brown, Matt Denmark and Sam calculated that the tournament would take Candia -- 34 points). until about 11 PM to complete. Our gratitude goes to Chuck Hassler, who However, amazingly, the last game organized the tournament, and to the staff 2nd Place - Soundview Bar & Grill (Everett, WA) was finished at just before 5:30 PM! Many at the American Legion, most of which Ed Slade, Joe Romeo, Jim Conway matches were entirely played in less than consisted of volunteers, for its wonderful 30 minutes! So, unlike double-elimination support. tournaments, sitting and waiting time was minimal, all players were And finally, our sincerest gratitude goes out to all of the players who guaranteed a full schedule of play, and all participants really enjoyed the took the time out of otherwise busy lives to come and visit our fair village. conditions and atmosphere of this tournament. With only 6 teams, the American Legion added $50 to the prize fund.

Bob Zack Wins 14.1 at Sam’s Billiards As so often happens when Bob Zack shows up for the 14.1 Tournament at Sam's Billiards, Bob Zack wins the 14.1 Tournament. It was a very good straight pool tournament on June 6, with lots of strong players in the 16-player field. Although John Fleming led Bob through more than half of the final match, Bob came back to win 50 to 35. John earlier iced Vinny Mellott with his deliberate playing style. Vinny edged Pete Gates in a 50 to 49 squeaker for 3rd place. There were 5 runs of 25 or more balls and the four finalists owned all those high

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results were as follows: $70 Bob Zack $55 John Fleming $40 Vinny Mellott $20 Pete Gates

High Run: 43 balls – Bob Zack The next monthly 14.1 tournament at Sam's Billiards is July 4 at 11 AM. The 14.1 Summer League starts Sunday, June13.

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Winning Posture

The Game of Loop

By Samm Diep, PoolTipJar.com © July 2010 Photo Courtesy of Mike Fieldhammer, BilliardCoach.com

Good posture can really say a lot about a person. Think about the player that’s slumped over in his chair or practically spilling over the edge of his stool. He’s looking all around the room and now he’s text messaging his buddies. What impression is this player giving you? Does he intimidate you with his killer instincts? Does he look like he’s focused and ready to snap off a tournament? Next, take a look at the guy that is sitting upright with his cue in his hand, ready for action. He’s Samm Diep staring at the table. He’s alert and intense. He acknowledges you when you call a shot and he sits deliberately, barely moving when you’re at the table. Doesn’t he look respectful and professional? Isn’t he just oozing of poise and confidence? Now that you have a visual of these two players, which one are you? Take a look at my favorite player, world champion Ralf Souquet from Germany. He’s a world class player in every respect of the term and no matter what he’s doing, he’s conducting himself as such. Whether he’s sitting, standing, resting, drinking, or waiting to pounce, he carries himself deliberately. Even if he’s leaning forward, he’s not slouching. Every ounce of his energy is exerted with intent and purpose. They don’t call him “The Surgeon” for nothing. Ralf understands the importance of good posture with every move he makes.

By: Bob Jewett

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Do you have an uncanny knack for scratching from every position imaginable? Here’s a game that turns that disability into a game-winning skill. The game of Loop -- pool spelled backwards -- is simple. Just scratch object balls off the white ball -- we better not call it the cue ball because it is never used as the cue ball. The diagram shows how to start the game. Rack 15 balls with the white ball at the apex. Take an object ball in hand in the kitchen, hit the white ball first, and try to pocket the break ball. The game continues by cuing any object ball to hit the white ball first to scratch the ball you cue. You get one point for each ball scratched, and the winner is the first to score 8 points. Each 6 10 7 8 15 shot has to be “called 4 12 5 3 and clean.” The pocket 9 2 11 14 13 must be indicated if not obvious, the ball you cue Foot spot with must hit the white ball first and you must not hit any other ball on the way to the pocket, but it’s OK to hit the white ball twice (double kiss). You must not pocket any other ball on a shot, neither the The break white ball nor an object shot at the ball. game of If you foul, you have Loop to return one of your balls 1 to the table. Fouls are as usual, with the additional Head spot foul of failing to hit the white ball first. It’s OK to kick off a cushion to hit the white ball, but usually you will just use a ball that’s not blocked from the white. If you score on a foul shot, the ball that you pocketed comes back up and spots along with a penalty ball. If the white is pocketed it is spotted on or behind the foot spot. If an object ball has to be spotted, it goes on or below the head spot. As for strategy, position play consists mostly of leaving the white ball close to a pocket but not too close. For safety, leave the white ball far from the object balls and on a cushion. Advanced techniques include getting the white ball close to a pocket and then playing several shots that just nudge it, and playing the white ball into clusters to make more opportunities. Remember, you can’t use the ball you cue to break up clusters. If you want a longer game, play to a total of 50 points or so. When you finish a rack, just rack 15 balls up as for the opening break shot. This game was one of many interesting games and betting propositions described by a wonderful pool author named Willie Jopling. (His real name was Bill Marshall.) Sadly, Willie left us last November 24th, but he left behind many treasures like the game of Loop. REJ

Maintaining good posture not only makes you look like a champion but there are countless benefits to keeping yourself vertical. Here are just a few: Good posture facilitates breathing. Sitting up straight naturally enables you to breathe properly. Poor posture invites restricted, shallow breathing a host of other problems. For an extreme example, bend over and breathe. When you’re slouched or bent over, your esophagus, trachea, and other vital parts are all distorted and restricted. Sitting up and breathe deeply. Stay relaxed and calm. Who doesn’t want that in their pool match? Good posture increases concentration and thinking. Better breathing means more oxygen into your body which means more oxygen to the brain. Basically, it helps you think more clearly. I think we can all agree (continued on page 22)

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Max Eberle It was an exciting weekend in Mountain View, CA as California Billiard Club hosted the first stop on the California Pool Players Tour the weekend of June 12-13. Forty-six players from as far as Grants Pass, Oregon, Fresno and Los Angeles came to compete for a share of the $3700 prize fund. The dual bracket format had an even mix of Pro/A and B/C players racing to 7 in 9 ball. The top 16 who returned on Sunday for a redrawn, mixed final money bracket were (A)J. Gregory vs (B)E. Urbano; (A)R. Mistica vs (A)M. Eberle; (B)T. Ansari vs (B)K. Koo; (A)A. Kang vs (B)E Ramos on the winners side, and (A)D. Alpajaro vs (B)C. Robinson; (B)O. Perez vs (A)R. Aldana Jr; (A)B. Crockett vs (B)E. Diwa; (B)H. Spenea vs (A) J. Orque on the one loss side. Deo Alpajaro had a strong third place finish with wins over Changa Robinson, John Warren, Rylan Hartnett and Ramon Mistica, before falling to Amar Kang. In the end, Max Eberle of Los Angeles went undefeated with wins over Ed Ames, Ryan Long, Jaynard Orque, Jeff Gregory and Amar Kang for the hot seat. Amar’s path included wins over Colin Mazaika, Bonnie Plowman, Robert Aldana and Ramon Mistica. In the final race to 9, Amar led early but Max was never too far behind. He took control after Amar missed the 9 in game 12 and tied up the match at 6. Max won the next 2 games to reach the hill. Amar broke in game 15 but scratched. They traded shots on the 4 until Max pocketed the ball and easily ran the rest of the table for the win. Said Max: "The new California Pool Players Tour has a great format that will spark the participation of all levels of players in California. It's a great way for amateurs to have a fair shot at a strong finish, and for the stronger players to test themselves and win some decent prize money. I plan on playing as many CPPT stops as possible!" Tour founders Vincent Paul Bramwell, LouAnne Laflamme and Christy Hawley extend their gratitude to California Billiard Club for hosting the first stop, to all the players who competed, and to all the fans who came to watch the action. The Tour cannot be successful without you! We’ll be back with more 9 ball next month at Break Time Billiards in Modesto on July 17-18. This event will be live streamed! The field is limited to 48 players in each bracket, so make sure you register in advance at our website www.CaliPoolPlayersTour.com to guarantee your spot. Southern California Tour dateswill be announced soon - check our website or AZ Billiards for updates. RESULTS: 1st $1000 Max Eberle 2nd $550 Amar Kang 3rd $375 Deo Alpajaro 4th $225 Ramon Mistica 5th/6th $175 Teymour Ansari, Jeff Gregory 7th/8th $150 Robert Aldana Jr, Jaynard Orque 9th/12th $125 Edwin Ramos, Kenny Koo, Elmer Diwa, Edwin Urbano 13th/16th $100 Changa Robinson, Oscar Perez, Brendan Crockett, Horia Spenea

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Ask the Viper

How to Speak English By Roger Long, Advanced Certified Instructor

By Mellissa Little, Ask the Viper

There were a couple of interesting discussions on a popular billiards forum recently that dealt with English. Not the brand of English we speak every day, mind you, but the brand we smack a cue ball with every time we play pool. In the first discussion, the question was asked, does the term English mean only side spin (hitting the cue ball left or right of vertical center), or is it proper to also apply the term to hits along the vertical axis, above Roger Long and below the horizontal axis, such as you would do for follow and draw shots? The replies that followed the original poster’s query left little doubt that players overwhelmingly believe English should mean side spin, only. They noted that it was Englishmen who introduced the technique of using side spin to Americans in the early 1800’s, and the Americans quickly went to calling the phenomenon, putting “English” on the ball. Billiard instructors who chimed in on the subject held that it is more difficult to explain to students what English is, and how it is supposed to be used, if the term includes shots with no side spin. They maintained that terms like “top” and “bottom” work better for hits along the vertical axis. Then, just as though it were needed, a second discussion ensued concerning the proper spelling of this beloved term. Someone pointed out that some instructional authors use an upper case “E” as in “English,” and others use the lower case “e” as in “english,” whenever they write anything on the subject. To this, one author commented that he prefers the upper case spelling because his dictionary and spell checker neither recognized “english” as a word. (Funny, my spell checker keeps changing the e to upper case every time I write the word English. There, see, it did it again! I’m just going to leave it be this time.) So then a second author came along who claimed that the lower case spelling is more appropriate regardless of what any dictionary or spell checker says. To bolster his argument, he gave several examples where lower case spellings have become the norm; the most popular of which is the term, french fries, instead of French fries. (Stupid spell checker of mine is doing it again!) This then led to a friendly debate as to which spelling should actually be considered proper. To settle the matter, a poll of the forum’s general readership was taken, and at last count, the lower case spelling was winning by a four-to-one margin. So there you have it. All side spin is english, but not all English is side spin.

Question: “I am new to billiards and I was wondering what you would suggest I do to improve my shot aiming. I can always see the angle needed to pocket a ball but can never hit it perfectly. Any tips or advice?” Answer: Pocketing shots are broken down into different parts; Melissa Little 1) Look at the object ball to the pocket. 2) Look at the cue ball to the object ball. 3) Walk into the shot 4) Practice strokes 5) Follow through the shot. 6) Stay down till the cue ball stops rolling. During my clinics one of the first things I ask my students is “do you have a pre-shot routine”? I proceed and have each of them jot down what theirs is… then I encourage them with mine. Everyone needs a pre-shot routine – this way you’re developing some structure and discipline in your game. We all strike for consistency…. My best advise is to join one of my open clinics- the next one is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at the Wynkoop and you can get more information off of my website at www.melissalittle.com Best of luck to you, Viper If you have a question for “The Viper” please e-mail them to otbnews@aol.com Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top10 WPBA career finishes. Melissa is currently the house-pro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Downtown Denver. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com

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The past two years CueSports International (CSI) analyzed the growth of player’s skill levels at the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships and decided to create a new rating classification: the Advanced Division. CSI has also reclassified all active Player Members to be included in the other singles divisions (based on their individual ability). The Advanced Division was created to add a level of play that falls between the Open Division and the Master Division. The goal is to allow more players to participate and to further competitive opportunity. The following new Advancement Criteria is effective June 1, 2010 and is retroactive to all players who have cashed in the singles divisions of the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships since 2005 and all recognized BCAPL state and regional rankings. Team Masters: All Team Masters will be placed on the Advanced player list. The Team Master category is based on an individual’s participation on a team’s finish at the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships. State Masters: Players who are currently listed in their state as a Master player (but who have not participated in the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships) may remain as a Master or be moved down to the Advanced Division based on known ability and state and regional tournament results from 2005 – 2010. Player Members: All new Player Members, beginning June 1, 2010 will be required to enter the Advanced or higher Singles Divisions, ranked based on known ability. New and established Player Members (who have not cashed) may request consideration to enter the Open Division, but will be assessed individually. Players on the Advanced list may petition the BCAPL to be removed. The Advanced category is based on individual play. If we have a tournament history of that player in singles that indicates that they are not an Advanced level player, they may be removed from the list and put back into the Open division. Petition Procedure: All requested to be removed from the either the Advanced, Master, Grand Master or Team Master list must be in writing. Telephone requests will not be accepted. Either email or mail your requests to: Bill Stock Director of Referees Rules Administrator CueSports International 2041 Pabco Rd Henderson, NV, 89011 bill@playcsipool.com

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The California Pool Players Tour is excited to announce the launch of its Southern California Tour, bringing its unique, dual-bracket format and strong focus on player development to the talented players in that region of the state. “We’ve had strong interest in the Tour since we began publicizing it on Facebook and our website in April, and we did a lot of networking at the BCA event in Las Vegas in May.” said Tour founder Vincent Paul Bramwell. “Several players from Los Angeles came to the June stop at California Billiard Club, and many of the players that I have communicated with from the Southern California area encouraged us to get things going down there sooner rather than later.” Dates are confirmed at Danny K’s in Orange on August 7-8 and College Billiards in San Diego on September 18-19. The College Billiards stop will feature a Dave Whitsell custom cue for raffle. The fields are limited to a maximum of 48 players in each bracket, but spots are guaranteed with pre-registration at the Tour’s website www.CaliPoolPlayersTour.com. Venues for October and November are still being sought; details will be posted on the Tour’s website and Facebook page as soon they are available. The Tour wants to emphasize the importance of becoming a member and registering on-line for tournaments. Potential sponsors want to see a strong membership base and demonstrated player commitment before they will consider adding money to the prize fund. The support of each and every member is crucial in order for the Tour to benefit everyone – the players, the room owners and the sponsors. Being responsive to its members’ concerns is paramount to the Tour. Feedback and suggestions are always welcome and should be directed via email to cali_ poolplayers_tour.@yahoo.com. Up-to-date Tour news, complete schedule and registration information can be found at www.CaliPoolPlayersTour.com. SIGN UP TODAY, THEN COME OUT AND PLAY!!! SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE August 7-8 Danny K’s 1096 N. Main St Orange (714) 771-9706 Max 96 players, 48 per bracket

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Multi-Winners Abound at the So many divisions! So many winners and multidivision champions! As with each of the six National Championships produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) – and this year welcoming its new league and championship sponsor: Lucasi Hybrid Cues – the annual spectacle at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, June 6-12, showcased formats that Jeff Heath encouraged many different winners…in many different formats…for many different skill levels…along with multi-titlists in the higher-skilled divisions. Multi-titlists included the likes of: Debra Aarens (Las Vegas, NV) who anchored the Women’s Open 8-Ball Team Champion “Smokin’ 8s,” the same Women’s Open 9-Ball Team runner-ups, and placed as the Women’s 9-Ball Singles runner-up; Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) who won the Men’s 9-Ball Singles crown and shared top honors as well with his Master 8-Ball Scotch Doubles partner, Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) [Jessica also anchored the champion Women’s Open 9-Ball team “Which Witch Is Which” as well]; Christy Goldsmith (Henderson, NV) who won the Women’s Speed Pool Challenge, placed 2nd in the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles and 2nd again on Vegas’s “I Had A Plan” team in the Women’s Open 8-Ball T e a m s ; Beth Fondell Jerrod Frideres and Christy Goldsmith (Owatonna, MN) who won the coveted Women’s Master 8-Ball Singles crown and placed runner-up with partner and Men’s Speed Pool Champion, Jerrod Frideres in the Master 8-Ball Scotch Doubles category; Edward Mataya who was runner-up in the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles and anchored both the repeating champion “Malarkey’s” Men’s Open 9-Ball team from Tacoma, WA and the same “Malarkey’s” Men’s Open 8-Ball Team 3rd-place finisher; and Mary Rayner (Calgary, AB) who captured the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Singles title and placed 2nd with partner Brian Bird in the Open 8-Ball Scotch Doubles division. T h e Championships also highlighted its share of firsttime national champions: Standard player

Kassandra Bein (Virginia Beach, VA) outdistancing some much stronger players to take the handicapped Women’s 9-Ball Singles title; Ray Skenandore (Las Vegas, NV) who has improved in the Men’s Open 8-Ball Singles Shawn Modelo and Kim Anderson field every year until finally claiming the title in 2010; Jeff Heath (Reno, NV) who has always threatened but never claimed the Men’s Master 8-Ball Singles title until this year; York Haven, PA’s Christine Chamberlain in the Women’s Open 8-Ball Singles; Robert White (Conception Bay South, NF) who probably traveled the farthest to take down a title – that of the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Singles; Pat Mowdy (Longview, WA) who improved on his runner-up performance in 2008 to take down the 2010 crown in the Men’s Senior 8-Ball Singles division; Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) who claimed the top award in her rookie year in the Wo m e n ’s Senior 8-Ball Kassandra Bein and Debra Aarens S i n g l e s ; and Milton Strack (Monticello, IL) who – after thirty years of competing in various national championships in Vegas - finally claimed a national championship trophy for his case against a very formidable Super Senior 8-Ball Singles field. In the Open Scotch Doubles contest, Lexington, Kentucky’s Samantha Patton teamed up with her league mate, 2009 Super Senior 8-Ball Singles champ Madison Adkins, to claim the top spot; and Madison went on to help his “American Legion Post # 313” (KY) team to win the Open 8-Ball Team title after

Ray Skenandore and Edward Mataya

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2010 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas

Michael Navarre, Pat Mowdy, Victor Tyynismaa

Andrea Saenz-Maes, Beth Fondell, Kit Dennis

knocking on that door for the previous five years. Lexington, Kentucky’s other powerhouse team, “Mike’s Team/Silver Cue,” almost brought another national trophy home with a runnerup performance in the Open 9-Ball Team division won by defending champs, Malarkey’s of Tacoma, WA. Las Vegas

Lucasi Hybrid Cues ACS National Championships to the newly renovated Tropicana Las Vegas – a month earlier – May 7-14 ! Players will be royally entertained at this legendary anchor on the southern Vegas strip that is transforming itself into the best modern, mid-priced value in Las Vegas. The ACS looks forward to continuing to build its ranks in 2010/2011 through its twelve state associations and championships and its independent leagues, its Lucasi Hybrid All American Tour,

Tuesday - Rich

struck again, with the “Tuesday – Rich” team capturing top honors in the Men’s Standard 8-Ball Team division, while Texas claimed honors thanks to the performance of team “Flawless” in the Women’s Standard 8-Ball Team class. Aside from Scotch Doubles honors, Canada claimed further team honors by capturing the Men’s Master 9-Ball Team competition, courtesy of team “Fort McMurray” (AB). In 2011, the ACS is excited about moving the newly titled

and to welcoming players to its $10,000 added 2011 Midwest 8-Ball Championships, January 20-23 at the Riverside Casino in central Iowa, and to the 2011 ACS Nationals at the Tropicana Las Vegas in May !! Complete results and winners photos may be viewed online at www.americancuesports.org.

Jonathan Hahn, Milton Strack, Mark Grooms

Smokin’ 8s

Tina Scott, Kristine Chamberlain, Christy Goldsmith

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DVPL Winter Team Results The Diablo Valley Women’s winter session came to and end last May. After 32 weeks of battling for top prizes. Thirteen teams signed up for the challenge and eleven sponsors supported their efforts. Congratulations to the Office’s Team Secret Sauce for coming out on top after a ferocious fight with last years champion The Junior Mints from the Vinnies bar. At the end they top previous champs by only a half of round point. The leagues run a double round format for the 32 weeks of play. The total payout back to the players was a total of $12,211, so you see folks on this side on the hill playing pool means cash. All the teams got paid out cash plus the top 10 shooters of the league, also got cash. This is a handicapped league and it runs at a 135%, geared to protect or even out the skill level from new developing teams. Top teams need to shoot their best to overcome it, middle of the road teams, are the ones being totally affected by this, because they struggled with consistency to overcome it. Our bottom half teams love the system, because it gives them a bit of an edge when they get awarded certain number of balls per round. 1st $2,542 - Secret Sauce (photo below)

Holly Robinson, Salena Castaneda, Denise Dominguez, Darnell Dominguez, Eleanor Callado, (Missing from photo: Gloria Chen) Our new champions, the secret sauce, are composed by shooters from Emeryville. The Dominguez twin sisters; Denise and Darnell, are excellent shooters, and we are delighted to have them join our DVPOOL . They were joined by pro player Eleanor Callado, whose game is just awesome. She has brought the best four local players to step up and meet the challenge. They were also joined by another master’s local veteran Holly Robinson, who also loves nothing but to run racks on you. Gloria Chen and Salene Castaneda also make up the shooting machine. Eleanor Callado also took first place on the top ten shooters, collecting even more cash. Top Shooter $100 Eleanor Callado She shot the best and has shown that she is the best in our league by earning the highest average, winning a few of the league tournaments and also by being an anchor player for her team which carried them into first place.

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2nd $1,844 - Junior Mints (photo below) Leslie Bernardi, Erin McKibben, Shawn Modelo, Cathy Reeves, Deanna Spomer The Junior Mints, from Vinnie’s and last years

champions had to conform with second place this year but not without a fight, They were a half of round behind after it was all said and done. 3rd $1,570 - Right on Cue (photo below) Kristen Eisen, Nancy Valdez, Tina Lux, Annette Wood, Darla Decker, (Missing from photo: Ana Gross) The third place spot was another brutal fight by the

Farrington’s team Right on Cue and Vinnie’s group the Outsiders. They came out ahead by half round point to take the cash for third. Darla Decker placed seventh in the top ten shooter list taking additional cash price. 4th $1,844 - The Outsiders Stephenie Gunn, Sally Harvey, Brenda Johnson, Cary Wolcott 5th Place $942 - Less Go Bishes Cony and Tina Mendoza, Milianne Chin, Kacie Ragen, Jess Quinata, Stacy Wilson, 6th Place $747 - Rack em Up Tammy Moreda, Mary Marr, Lee Ann Arendtson, Tracy Datuin 7th Place $647 - 4Q’s - Farringtons Patti Brown, Jamie Jameson, Fawn Nguyen, Elizabeth Baum, Carmen Milholland 8th Place $573 - The Tight Racks Diane Friedman, Brenda Clark, Jenny McCary, Carol Prescott 9th Place $473 - Diablo Lanes Mary Jackson, Roxanne Skane, Barbara Martisch, Marjorie Silva 10th Place $398 - The Average Killers Val Helenson, Laura Tow, Sharon Cazier, Linda Henry, Cherie Evans 11th Place $299 - Got Felt Karina Aragon, Leilani Ching, Theresa Teague, Jonni Smith 12th Place - $199 - Shark Bait Cheryl Query, Kim Randolph, Kim Hubin, Monica Kappl, Michelle Latimer

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Last but not least Heather Outlaw led the pack from 1220 Pine St. they struggle this year to keep a consistent team but managed to finish the season. Deirdre Hurdley, Daphne Crane, Leah Young and Ericka Schneider are the members of this team. Thank you everyone for playing and committing to the game we love and support. Most Improved $30 - Elizabeth Baum She stands tall as she should since she has shown huge improvement in her overall game. She makes more balls, carries her average, and also is having fun while she improves. 13 teams x 26 matches x $32 per week = $ 10,816 + $100 per team x 13 teams for bar sponsorship = $ 1,300 + Seasonal fee = $ 6 95 Total income = $ 12,811 - $600 expenses = $ 12,211 - $1,500 for Vegas Fund = $ 10,711 -$550 for top shooters = $ 10,161 -$200 for team tourney day = $ 9,961 Total payout = $ 9,961

PAYOUT VEGAS $$$ 1ST $1,942 600 - Denise 2ND $1,444 400 - Erin 3RD $1,270 300 - Annette 4TH $996 Sally 5TH $847 200 - Cony 6TH $747 Lee Ann 7TH $647 Carmen 8TH $573 Brenda 9TH $473 Mary/Lily/Barbara 10TH $398 Laura 11TH $299 Jonni 12TH $199 Kim 13TH $125 Heather TOP SHOOTERS 1ST $100 Eleanor 2ND $90 Shawn 3RD $80 Leslie 4TH $70 Holly 5TH $60 Sally 6TH $50 Dez 7TH $40 Darla 8TH $30 Jess 9TH $20 BJ 10TH $10 Denise TEAM ROUND POINTS TEAM STANDINGS as of 05/05/10 1ST THE OFFICE - SECRET SAUCE 94.5 2ND VINNIE’S - THE JUNIOR MINTS 94.0 3RD FARRINGTON’S - RIGHT ON CUE 78.5 4TH VINNIE’S - OUTSIDERS 77.0 5TH DIABLO LANES - TINA 71.0 6TH RACK ‘EM UP - LEE ANN 65.5 7TH FARRINGTON’S - 4 Q’s 62.5 8TH CUE ‘N BREW - THE TIGHT RACKS 55.0 9TH DIABLO LANES - LADY 8 BALLERS 54.5 10TH RACK ‘EM UP - YOUR AVERAGE KILLERS 49.0 11TH THE OFFICE - GOT FELT 48.5 12TH SCORE’S - SHARK BAIT 43.0 13TH 1220 PINE - WARRIORS 38.5 TOP SHOOTERS 1ST ELEANOR CALLADO 10.41 2ND SHAWN MODELO 10.02 3RD LESLIE BERNARDI 9.42 4TH HOLLY ROBINSON 9.03 5TH SALLY HARVEY 8.78 6TH NANCY VALDEZ (DEZ) 8.78 7TH DARLA DECKER 8.61 8TH JESS QUINATA 8.54 9TH BRENDA JOHNSON 8.49 10TH DENISE DOMINGO 8.38


DVPL Winter Scotch Doubles 1st Dave Gomez / Holly Robinson

2nd Shawn Modelo / VJ Modelo

The Scotch doubles 8 ball league for the winter session ended this past may. Twelve teams signed up for the double round session, and generated a total payout of $6,480 back to the participant teams. The dominating team at the end, were Holly Robinson and Dave Gomez; simply making a statement of their dominance in all the leagues at DVPL. Holly and Dave are part of the Open-Mix team who just crowned themselves 1st and Holly is part of the Women’s team who took 1st place in women’s league. These two are currently the Champions of the 9 Ball scotch doubles league. Congratulations to them, they have earned every penny they have made. They won 15 matches and lost 7 out of the 22 required. They also won money for the most break and runs with the highest number (8). The second place got a bit complicated when we run into a 4 way tie. The veterans Shawn Modello and VJ were of course in the run for top places. They fell out at the very end when they experienced unexpected losses, taking them out of first place. They are, as we all know, one of the best scotch doubles team in the area. The new team of Robert/Milianne came into the league very strong. They were taking no victims. They were also tied for second place. The team of Tina /Morris also surprised many by crawling up to the top place. Cary Wolcott came in as the alternate for Tina, due to her recovery of the knee injury. Morris, an Oakland resident and an excellent shooter adjusted well to Cary’s and Tina’s game, and they were also a in the tie for second place. Jess and Jeff, another dangerous team, was in the 4 way tie for second. They all won 13 games and lost 9. The league had to count total number of games won vs. lost to come up with the winner of second. The next spot went to Kacie and George, both excellent shooters struggled a bit and fell out of the top places when their game was on an off note. Annette Wood tried a different partner this time, joining up with another veteran player bill. They had great days when they were unbeatable however they would run into other teams that simply took them down. The new team of Tracy Datuin and Kevin Yi, were the surprise team this year. Surprisingly their game came together and they beat several of the top teams and managed to tie it up with Bill and Annette for 7th place. Frank and Stacy, another two that shoot very well together started very strong but there times when the moon sat in the wrong side, so did their game. They are, however, always a challenge and a contender for the money. Bill and Cony, they have been playing together for at least ten years, struggled this session. They are both seasoned but failed to deliver when they had to. Another good team was that of Jenny ad Gary Marcus. His knowledge and experience has pushed upcoming jenny’s game to different levels,

3rd Cary Wolcott / Morris Foster /Tina Mendoza

however at the end were unable to deliver the 8-ball to win the matches needed to stay in the race for the top places. Last but not least the mix of Brenda and Blaine , whose game has become better and better, kept them in the fight on every match, but again, on delivery of the winning 8 ball they fell a bit short keeping the away from the race to the top. This 8 ball league was an excellent show of were everyone’s game is going with their games. No team was easy, and anyone could walk away with the win. Thank you everyone for choosing to be part of the DVPOOLl movement in our Contra Costa County. The next league coming up will be 9-ball. The challenge my friend is to test the reigning champions, Holly and Dave see if they remain to be the dominating team of scotch doubles. The final standings followed: 1ST $1,166 2ND $875 3RD $641 4TH $554 5TH $525 6TH $437 7TH $408 8TH $350 9TH $306 10TH $248 11TH $204 12TH $117

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for the Scotch Doubles 8-Ball league were as Dave/Holly V.J./Shawn Morris/Tina/Cary Robert/Milianne Jeff/Jess George/Kacie Bill/Annette Kevin/Tracey Frank/Stacey Bill/Cony Gary/Jenny Blaine/Brenda

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MEN’S 9-BALL SINGLES 1st Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) 2nd Glenn Atwell (Vancouver, WA) 3rd Damien Michaud (Fort McMurray, AB) 4th Cesar Infantas (Royal Palm Beach, FL) 5-6th Raymond McDonald (Lexington, KY Larry Wilson (Victoria, BC) 7-8th Jeff Heath (Reno NV) Walter Glass (Las Vegas, NV) WOMEN’S 9-BALL SINGLES 1st Kassandra Bein (Virginia Beach, VA) 2nd Debra Aarens (Las Vegas, NV) 3rd Janine Knight (Chicago, IL) 4th Jessica Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) 5-6th Samantha Patton (Lexington, KY) Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) 7-8th Beth Fondell (Owatonna, MN) Leslee Davis (Lutz, FL) MEN’S MASTERS 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Jeff Heath (Reno, NV) 2nd Larry Wilson (Victoria, BC) 3rd Zack Willis (Papillion, NE) 4th Joey Gray (Oklahoma City, OK) 5-6th Isaac Runnels (Kankakee, IL) Glenn Atwell (Vancouver, WA) WOMEN’S MASTERS 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Beth Fondell (Owatonna, MN) 2nd Kit Dennis (Ridgefield, WA) 3rd Andrea Saenz-Maes (Gig Harbor, WA) 4th Sherry Warren (St. Johns, NF) 5-6th Angela Voorhees (Rockford, IL) Jessica Frideres (Ft. Dodge, IA) 7-8th Stacey Lantz (St. Petersburg, FL) Debra aarens (Las Vegas, NV) MEN’S OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Ray Skenandore (Las Vegas, NV) 2nd Edward Mataya (Tacoma, WA) 3rd Trey Jankowski (Port Charlotte, FL) 4th Patrick Schumacher (Portland, OR) 5-6th Maurice Runnels (Hopkins Park, IL) Jack Davis (Virginia Beach, VA) 7-8th Anthony Updegraff (York Haven, PA) Shawn Fleming (St. Johns, NF) WOMEN’S OPEN 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Kristine Chamberlain (York Haven, PA) 2nd Christy Goldsmith (Henderson, NV) 3rd Tina Scott (Decatur, IL) 4th Corrine Johnson (Akwesasne, ON) 5-6th Kim Tarter (Decatur, IL) Karla Dowding (Estherville, IA) 7-8th Terry Duncan (Englewood, CO Gina Knight (Chicago, IL) MEN’S SENIOR 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Patrick Mowdy (Longview, WA) 2nd Victor Tyynismaa (Lake Havasu, AZ) 3rd Michael Navarre (Sulphur, LA) 4th William Mason (Virginia Beach, VA) 5-6th James Kimmerly (Lexington, KY) Thomas Chavis (Newberry, SC) 7-8th James Dyce (Phelpston, ON) Roger Anderson (Boise, ID) WOMEN’S SENIOR 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Shawn Modelo (Antioch, CA) 2nd Kim Anderson (Boise, ID) 3rd Jill Nagel (Papillion, NE) 4th Milianne Chin (San Francisco, CA) 5-6th Dianne Thompson (Ft. Worth, TX) Connie Lackey (Portage, IN) SUPER SENIOR 8-BALL SINGLES 1st Milton Strack (Monticello, IL) 2nd Jonathan Hahn (Kelso, WA) 3rd Mark Grooms (Golden Valley, AZ) 4th Don Harp (Riverside, CA) 5-6th Glenn Gardner (Calgary, AB) Neil Cairns (Homeland, CA) 7-8th Roy Skenandore, WI Glen Gares (Albuquerque, NM

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MEN’S OPEN 8-BALL TEAMS 1st American Legion Post #313 (KY) 2nd Badd Company (MN) 3rd Malarkey’s (WA) 4th Blue Jays (WA) 5-6th Wrecking Crew (LA) Silver Cue 2 (KY) 7-8th Main Event (SC) Grumpy Old Men (IL) WOMEN’S OPEN 8-BALL TEAMS 1st Smokin’ 8s (NV) 2nd I Had A Plan (NV) 3rd Which Witch Is Which (NE) 4th Diamonds In The Rough (IL) 5-6th Chalk Teasers (AB) Smokin’ Okies (OK) MEN’S STANDARD 8-BALL TEAMS 1st Tuesday - Rich (NV) 2nd Newfie Bullets (NF) 3rd MFS 1 (GA) 4th Footers Rack Attack (VA) 5-6th Tiburon (TX) Damaged Goods (AB) 7-8th Steel Curtain (NY) The Hit Men (CO) WOMEN’S OPEN 9-BALL TEAMS 1st Which Witch Is Which (NE) 2nd Smokin’ 8s (NV) 3rd Grand Larsen E (IL) 4th Knaw Kaw Min (WA) 5-6th Diamonds In The Rough (IL) DVPL Dudettes (CA) MEN’S OPEN 9-BALL TEAMS 1st Malarkey’s (WA) 2nd Mike’s Team/ Silver Cue (KY) 3rd Wizards of Awe (AB) 4th Brass Bell (VA) 5-6th Cope (WA) Out of Line Guys (IL) 7-8th Wrecking Crew I (LA) American Legion Post # 313 SPEED POOL CHALLENGE MEN: 1st Jerrod Frideres (Fort Dodge, IA) 2nd Edward Mataya (Tacoma, WA) 3rd James Blackman (Cold Lake, AB) 4th Keith Butler WOMEN: 1st Christy Goldsmith (Las Vegas, NV) 2nd Stacey Lantz (St. Petersburg, FL)

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PIERCE COUNTY TEAMS HEADED TO By Michelle Barkdoll, Pierce County APA League Operator Three from forty seven 8-Ball teams (June 1-6) and three out of thirty three 9-Ball teams (June 11-13) qualified through their top performance at the Local Team Championship (LTC), to compete at the 2010 APA National Team Championship (NTC) in Las Vegas. Malarkey’s Pool and Brew in Tacoma, WA was Host to these two events. Teams will vie for a national title and first place prize money of $25,000 in 8-Ball and $15,000 in 9-Ball. The tournament takes place at the Riviera Hotel & Casino August 19-28. During the National Team Championships, the APA also hosts MiniMania events, including preregistered Open 8-Ball Doubles, Open 9-Ball Doubles, Masters Championship and Wheelchair Challenge, as well as a variety of mini tournaments. MiniMania events pay out more than $200,000 annually. OPEN 8-BALL: The Screamin’ Eagles are from the Eagles

Screamin’Eagles

Lodge #3480 in Orting. This is a first year team which struggled to get organized last summer but pulled it together over the next two seasons to become a Division Champion, winning their title Spring Session and thus earning entry in the LTC. The Eagles team won their first four matches defeating veteran teams ~ No Mercy, City Lights, On the Snap and You Da’ Man bringing them to the Finals Match against Wise Guys (Ricky J’s Rest. & Lounge). Going into the fifth match with the teams tied 2 to 2 and Sudden Death implemented, Zach White (s/l 3 and a quadriplegic) would play Tom Price (s/l 5). With only one object ball remaining before the 8, Zach had an extremely long and difficult cut. With a special mechanism, Zach shoots

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the ball but it hangs the pocket, leaving Tom the chance to make the 8 Ball and win the match.

Hawks

The second team to win their tournament board is the Hawks who play out of the Black Star Pub & Grill in Tacoma. They won their first match against Phoenix but 5 QBalls & 3 Beer Nuts put the team on the B side. The team battled their way back to the A side by defeating N i c e - n - E a s y, Budwizers and the Eagles, only to met Home Location rival team Off In The Corner. The

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Hawks were a ‘split team’ from their opponent group after last Summer Session; however, requalifying with the current roster in the Fall Session. The match was 2-2 at the end of the 4th round, but time ran out forcing the teams into Sudden Death. Danny Brooks brought home this team’s win. The third board goes to Full Time Billiards (FTB) who also plays out of the Black Star Pub & Grill. They too were a ‘split team’ from the two Finals Match teams afore. This team won their first four matches defeating We Be Stroken, Thanks For Coming (2009 LTC winner), Ain’t Strokin Ain’t Tokin and Different Strokes bringing them to the Finals against Big 8 Baller$. Going into the 4th match, the score was 2 to 1. Tim Kellner (s/l 4) secured their team a slot at the

L.C. Niners

NTC defeating a s/l 5, 3 games to 1. This will be the fourth time the ‘core’ of the Hawks and FTB has gone to the NTC. OPEN 9-BALL: The Log Cabin Pub in Sumner is the Host Location for the L.C. Niners. Losing their first round to Miyagi n’ Company, they came back to beat Double Fun, Stick It In To Win and All Racked Up. The finals match would be against 2009 LTC winner Hand Picked. With good coaching and a few rolls, the team won the match in 4 rounds 53-27. This will be the 3rd time Captain


APA NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Dan Ferguson will have qualified a team for the NTC’s. They say “third time is a charm”!

Dirty Old Men and Chicks

The second team to win their board is Dirty Old Men and Chicks from Ricky J’s Restaurant & Lounge in Puyallup. The team lost their first match to Krickett’s but came back with wins over The Other Team, Ice Breakers and, Malarkey’s Best to match up against the #1 Misfits in the Finals. With the majority of the Misfits team having played APA since 1994 and Dirty Old Men & Chicks having long-time seasoned players, this was going to be quite a match. The match went to the 5th round with the score being 4139. The winner of the last match would be the deciding game. Captain, Jennifer Anderson (s/l 4) matched up against Dionne Alston a s/l 1 and was unstoppable, taking her team to victory. The third LTC 9-Ball team winner is Players from Krickett’s Restaurant & Lounge in Parkland. Having a ‘bye’ first round, this team took the direct route winning their first three matches defeating Dead Stroke, The Highway and D’s and P’s. In the Finals Match, Players Eric Stewart

would come up against a tough team, Twisted Cue Club. But no stopping the Players team, they took the match 53-27 at the end of the 4th. TOP GUN AWARDS: Players based on their win percentage from the Summer Session throughout the Spring Session, playing 20 or more matches during the league year, are eligible for the annual Top Gun Award. 8-BALL BJ (Red) Allen: started playing APA in 1999 and currently a skill level 4. Plays Wed. 8 Ball and Sun. 9 Ball for the Eagles Lodge in Orting … and spends

Players

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of the League since Jan 2009 and a skill level 5. Eric and Dionne happen to be on the same 9-Ball team. SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Portraying good sportsmanship and making a competitive sport fun is one of the main objectives in the APA. The winner of this award is an individual that B J “Red” Allen exemplifies this goal. Promoting growth within and outside teams and is an attribute to the League: Rudolph McPherson: member APA since 1998. Upon Captaining 3 8-Ball teams and playing on a 9-Ball team out of Latitude 84 Sports Bar in Tacoma, he finds the time to help run Singles Qualifier Boards. This person Rudolph McPherson has done an awesome job in promoting the sport and showing his players what fun is! Active in all League functions, this player is beyond doubt an asset towards the goal of the APA. Congratulations to all teams advancing to the NTC’s and individual award winners! Thank you to the staff of Malarkey’s Pool and Brew for making the 13th year of this Tournament another success. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ted Langford of T. Harrison Langford Custom Cues retired a few years ago and has been building cues for a hobby. He built a cue to raffle during this year’s LTC events. The 58” long, 19 oz, instrument grade rock hard Maple 13mm shaft with a forearm of Blood Wood with Maple points, the butt of Maple with Blood Wood slots inlayed with Jade and the wrap pressed green with white Irish Linen was won by Rich King. Rich King

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OPAL-APA 9-Ball Team Regional Story & Photos By: Merle Humphreys At KC’s Midway in Oregon City on Friday June 11th the first round of the Open 9-Ball Team double elimination Regional kicked off at 7 PM with a field of 25 Tri-Cup Team Medalists from the League year’s past Spring, Fall, and Summer Sessions.

out on Saturday morning by confusing Back Alley’s Fall set of plane seats to Vegas. Gold Medalist “What Were You Thinking” and sending The Jake’s Place “Jake’s Crusaders” (who them to the last chance side. Then it was off to the 5 PM winner’s side final against Dr. Feelgood’sA l o h a ’ s S u m m e r Platinum winner “Don’t Be Scared.” “Jaquicy” Jake’s Crusaders was anything but scared. Instead, they pummeled the fear of “Jaquicy” into were Summer Sessions Bronze Medal Winners) them. “Jaquicy” won the first race-a nail biter-12-8. from the River City-9-Ball division like “Jaquicy” also In the 2nd race they won 16 to 4, and in the 3rd drew a “Bye” on Friday—then on Saturday’s 9:00 race they won 15-5, to lead 43-17 leaving Captain- AM round they bagged a moose---“Moose Lodge Jennifer Jarboe to need only 7 match points in #1” that is, and shipped them over to the last freakin’ the 4th race — which she got before the end of chance side. “Jake’s” then came to Saturday’s 5:00 the 5th rack. Match over. Therefore, Phoenix’s PM Finals against Lion’s Eye’s “Heart of the Lion.” “Jaquicy” with Team Captain: Jennifer Jarboe and After 4 races the “Cruisers” had cruised to a 46-34 Jaquicy teammates—Jason & Shelly Coates, Ryan Moen, lead. In just 3 racks into the sudden death 5th race Shane Anderson, Brandon Otis, and Amber Boyce “The Cruisers” John Causey had acquired enough They had gathered to shoot it out for six slots to found themselves securing the first of six $4,000 points to claim victory. So claiming the next $4,000 the August APA National Team 9-Ball competition National Slots and the first economy plane seats to National Slot and the third set of plane seats was at the Riviera in Las Vegas. The competition was Las Vegas. Jake Place’s “Jake’s Crusaders” with Team Captain: extra-ordinary as some Then there Kevin Barry and teammates—Bill Dixon, Margaret 70%+ of all the team was the Fall Silver Dixon, John Causey, Zeb Stern, Doug Radke, Barb matches played went all Medallion team of: Johns, and Melissa Barry. Meanwhile, “Heart of the the way to the 5th race “Chalk Absorbers” Lion” gathered their “pride” and puddy tatted their and frequently down to w h o s t a r t e d o u t paws on over to the Last Freakin’ Chance side of the last ball of the last on Friday against the double elimination tournament board. rack. McAnulty & Barry’s River Road House’s Summer Bronze The top six S u m m e r B r o n z e Medalist’s “Rack ‘N Roll” from the Falls division finishing teams — “Pooligans. ” The were a spin-off team from “8’s & A’s.” On Friday FOUR from the winners “Chalks” Absorbed night in a double hill down to the wire thriller they side out coming from the the “Pooligans” — defanged Spring Platinum Medalists “Purple 5:00 PM Saturday round then went on to bust Cobras.” Saturday morning rolled frictionless over and the TWO teams left O’brien’s Fall-Bronze Fall’s Platinum Medal winners “Felt Friction” to get standing from the “Last t e a m o f “ B u s t i n ’ to the 5: PM Winner’s Side finals against Touche’s Freakin’ Chance Side” Loose” in Saturday’s Spring-Gold Medalists “Crazy Train.” on Sunday’s 2:00 PM 9:00 AM round. round — would win the N e x t t h e appropriated $4,000 “Chalk’s” headed Chalk Absorbers per-team-slots which to the Saturday’s is enough to cover the w i n n e r ’s s i d e National Tournament entry, round trip Las Vegas final against Farm House’s Fall-Bronze team the airfare, lodging for all teammates at the Riviera Hotel “Cruisers.” The “Chalk’s” jumped out winning the and Casino as well as enough money left over to eat first two races 16-4 & 12-8. The “Cruisers” came fine meals at inexpensive diners for the whole team. back in the 3rd & 4th races with wins of their own In addition the two final bridesmaid teams each 16-4 & 14-6 to gain the lead 42 –38. The last match received $500 consolation money which brought race was past the time allotment, so that meant the total payout to $25,000. it would be “Sudden Death” which meant that all Perhaps an interesting stat for all you trivia the point values would be made double. It was a buffs is that of the 6 champion Tri-Cup winners, double hill-sudden death race. Four double-thetwo had qualified through Tri-Cup tournaments point-value-sudden-death racks later “Chalk’s” Lee in Summer session 2009—both Bronze, two had Miley reached his 38 points to claim a 15-5 win. qualified in Fall session 2009—one Silver and one The match was over! 53-47. Therefore, Rodder’s Platinum, and two Bronze had qualified in Spring Fall Silver Medalist’s the “Chalk Absorbers” from Rack n’ Roll session 2010. Specifically, it was---four Bronze, the Sunrise division with Team Captain: Kimberley one Silver, and one Platinum. Munsey, and teammates—Jenn Haller, Tomas At the end of four See-Saw match races the The Spring Session Bronze winning team McNurney, Ron Steinkamp, Nicole Riggs, Jessica score was close—41-39 in favor of the The allotted of “Jaquicy,” who play out of Phoenix in the Skyline Binder, Lee Miley and Deana Butler claimed the 2nd time had expired and the 5th race between Rack’s division drew a “Bye” on Friday Night so they started $4,000 National Championship slot, and the second SL-9, Mike Carpenter and Train’s SL-8, Justin Brock

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would be sudden death and whoever wins, wins! Seven racks and a break later the match score was 57-43, and River Road House’s spun off Bronze team “Rack ‘n Roll” with Team Captain: Rocky Gardner, and teammates—Michael Carpenter,

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David Windell, Stephen Kelly, Cherish Carpenter, Kevin Jones, Curtis Sheppard, and Ed Montpart were laying claim to the 4th $4,000. National Slot and the 4th set of plane seats on the plane to Vegas! Helplessly, the “Crazy Train” could do no more then “choo choo” their way over to the last chance side. Jo’s Saloon just has to be the dumb-luckiest team in OPAL-APA’s history. They won eligibility with the Bronze in Summer, but lost that eligibility when they didn’t play in Fall. In addition, they didn’t even realize that they were no longer eligible until the beginning of the Sunday morning medal round of the Spring Tri-Cups. They happened to have told the team they were playing that they were already qualified and couldn’t take a second regional spot. When, the other team asked Boomer and I if that was true, we immediately informed Jo’s that they had mistakenly given out bad information-that they were no longer eligible. Surprise! Fortunately, Jo’s Saloon won that round and a Bronze medal which reinstated their eligibility. Otherwise, they would have not been competing in this regional. Crossing over to the last Freakin’ Chance Side of the bracket after having been mauled by Lion’s Eye “Heart of the Lion.” in Saturday’s 9 AM round, “Jo’s Saloon” out cued McAnulty & Barry’s Summer-Bronze “Pooligans,” then froze up Ice House’s Bronze Fall Medalist “Ice Pak,” in the 5 PM round. Coming back at 10 AM Sunday morning Jo’s blew up the train trestle sending Touche’s Spring Gold Medalists “Crazy Train” helplessly into the river canyon and home. In the 4 PM Last Chance Finals that they came face to face up against Rodder’s “Purple Cobras” who had killed Halftime’s Summer Silver Medalists “Do or Die,” bashed in the brain’s of Back Ally’s Fall Gold-Silver Spring dual Medalist’s “What Were You Thinking,” and sunk the Farm House’s Fall Bronze Medalist’s “Cruisers” boat to get to the finals. “Jo’s Saloon” came smoking right out of the gate taking the first three match races 18-2, 13-7, and 16-4 for a commanding lead of 45-15. They didn’t even finish the 4th race by the time Jo’s SL-8

Rich Burns had enough points against Cobra’s SL-9 Cody Johnson to conclude that the match was over. Therefore, Bronze Medalist’s Summer/Spring from the Pioneer division “Jo’s Saloon” Team Captain: Brian Wanless, and teammates—Matt Mahosky, Rich Burns, Teresa Corpe, Sheila Brown, Chris Huntley and Gordon Naumu now owned the 5th $4,000 National Slot, and the 5th set of plane seats on the plane to Las Vegas. However, at least not going away empty handed, Platinum Medalists Rodder’s “Purple Cobras” received the bridesmaid consolation cash award of $500. On the other side of the room Dr Feelgood’s “Don’t Be Scared.” —who had lost in Saturday’s Finals to “Jaquicy” arrived on the one loss side scene to meet up with River Road’s Bronze Summer Medalist’s “8 ‘s & A ’s.” The “Aces” had already attacked & destroyed Hobo’s Summer Gold Medalist’s “Rack Attack” and then out-drank Ickabod’s Summer Succession Team “Monday Nite Shots” as well as O’Brien’s Fall-Bronze Medalist’s “Bustin’ Loose”. However, this time the “8 ‘s & A’s” were a Doc Holliday “Dead Man’s Hand” and “Don’t Be Scared” found themselves in the money and in the last freakin’ chance finals for yet again a second shot at a Las Vegas slot. Meanwhile, Crossing over to the last chance Side of the bracket after having been run over by the #4 slot winner “Rack ‘n Roll.” in Saturday’s 9 AM round, “Felt Friction” blacked out McAnulty & Barry’s Summer-Succession “Team Blackout,” then ate up Prairie’s Spring Gold Medalist’s “Prairie Predators,” in the 5 PM round. Coming back at 10 AM Sunday morning the Felt’s blew a hole through Lion’s Eye Spring Bronze Medalists “The Heart of the Lion” killing ‘em dead to the street. Now, in the 4 PM Last Chance finals they were matched up against Dr Feelgood’s-Aloha Summer Platinum Medalist’s “Don’t Be Scared.” If “Felt Friction” was scared they certainly didn’t show it. They came out of the gate taking the first three races 12-8, 12-8, and 16-4 to go ahead 4020. The “Don’t Be’s” rallied back with a 15-5 win in the 4th race bringing the score to 45-35 in favor of “Felt Friction.” The last race would be sudden death as they were past the allotted time. The “Felt’s” SL-2 Sean Allie needed to pocket just six balls to close the deal against “Don’t be Scared’s” SL-4 Jesse Adams before he got to his winner’s point. Sean pocketed his sixth ball during the second rack—Match Over! “Don’t Be Scared” received $500, but Ickabod’s Fall Sessions Platinum Medalist’s “Felt Friction” from the Midwest Double Jeopardy division w i t h Te a m C a p t a i n : Lance Wessell, and teammates—Morgan Prescott, Rosemary

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Felt Friction

who gave up their weekend time to officiate this event —John Blue, Dan Fendall, Terry Pinto, and Stephen Schneringer. Also, a very heartfelt feeling of gratitude to Kraig & Carol Pauli and the rest of the marvelous Midway crew, for hosting this event and tending after everyone’s needs with great food and beverage service. It was happily and graciously, appreciated by all. 8-Ball Team Regional Results on page 24

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Larry Carter 1950 - 2010 One of the legends of Olympia pool was lost. There was a remembrance for Larry Carter at Frankies Bar in Olympia WA on Sunday June 6th at 2 pm. For those that did not know Larry he was a big part of pool in Olympia and the Northwest through the 80’s and 90’s and into the new century. I first met him in the early 80”s at Casey’s. He was an incredibly cheerful and jovial person who remembered every person he met and treated them with respect. Injuries to his back in recent years made his life a living hell taking with it one of his biggest joys – playing the game of pool. I will always remember him for his best moments on the table many of which I was privileged to see. Craig Arnold

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that the ability to think clearly during a pool match is definitely a benefit. Calm your mind and enhance your concentration by staying tall. Good posture makes you feel better about yourself. Without changing anything else, just start sitting up straighter and notice how much more confident you instantly feel. Test: Slump down in your seat for one minute as you finish reading this article. Then, straighten your back and sit with correct posture for one minute and feel the difference. Good posture can help avoid health complications. Over time, bad posture can result in a multitude of difficulties. For example, it increases the risk of a slipped disc, back aches and pains, poor blood circulation, and possible pressure inside your chest. Start by correcting your posture during your matches. Then, before you realize it, you’ll be sitting up straighter even when you’re not playing pool. Be careful not to overcorrect your posture as that can cause back problems too. You want a straight, relaxed spine. Now, don’t forget to switch to your minute of good posture! It will feel so much better than you never go back. Sit tall, feel confident, and having winning posture. Visit PoolTipJar.com “random smatterings of pool thoughts, articles, & news”. Take polls, view article archives, and read tournament and training updates. Samm Diep, “Cherry Bomb” House Pro at Rack ‘Em Billiards (Aurora, CO) Author of “You Might Be A D Player If… (101 Classic Moves That All Pool Players Can Appreciate)” Player Representative for CB Custom Cues, Tiger Products, PoolDawg, IB Cue Cases, Predator --- SammsPocket. com (fun & unique products for pool players)

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June 15th, 2010 • Denver, CO: It started one afternoon at St. Paul’s Health Center in Denver Hugh “Frank” Wilson told Jeremy Bloom that his wish of a lifetime was to get a pool table. Unfortunately, his room at St. Paul’s Health Center really couldn’t accommodate a pool table, so Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime (JBWOL) is partnered with St. Paul’s Health Center and Senior Helpers Denver to grant 83-year-old Hugh Wilson his wish of a lifetime – to play pool again. Joined by 10 additional seniors and his family, WPBA touring professional and champion Melissa “The Viper” Little was on hand at The Wynkoop to work with the seniors. Melissa even had some special pool cues made for those in wheel chairs. Wish recipient Hugh Wilson played pool as a hobby and even played with Willy Masconi, an American professional pool player nicknamed “Mr. Pocket Billiards.” Two years ago, Mr. Wilson had to quit playing pool for health reasons. He was born in California in 1927 and is retired from the air force where he performed as an aircraft and missile frame maintenance technician. Melissa “The Viper” Little, ranked #15th in the world of professional pool spent a great deal of time playing and teaching the seniors how to hone their pool skills. There were times when it was very clear that these guys knew their game and gave her some competition. Frank and the guys were thrilled to get to play with a professional pool player as they lined up to receive a photo with Melissa and waited patiently for an autographed poster of “The Viper”. For more information about the Jeremy Bloom Foundation & Melissa Little please visit www.wishofalifetime.org & www.melissalittle.com

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Telisha Tripp, and Amy Wright. Meanwhile on Friday Night Sam’s “Astronaut Cowboys” managed to herd “Don’t Be Scared” off to the Last Freakin’ Chance side to go on and meet Yur’s “Money Shots” on Saturday morning. The “Money Shots” shot the starry eyed cowboy’s right off their rocket saddles to the last chance side and proceeded on into Saturday’s 5 PM finals against McAnulty & Barry’s “O.C. Hustlers Too” who had previously wiped out Fortune Star’s Summer Silver Medalist “Masse’ Hall” who in turn had knocked off River Road House’s “Any Pocket Alice” on Friday night. The finals match went by cautiously slow. By the time they were through with the 3rd race they were already past the allotted time and into sudden death whereby it was a race to one game regardless of skill level. In the end, Yur’s Fall SuccessionNo Medal- Awardee’s “Money Shots” from the Downtown division out hustled the O.C. Hustlers with a 3-1 win and then skipped all the way to the bank with the $4,000 National Slot and the 2nd set of plane seats to ol’ Las Vegas with Team Captain: Heather Lack, and teammates-Will Ullman, Alex Smith, Heather Coston, Nicholas Salmeron, Peter Kalk, Amy Durbin, and Matt Richter. “Yes We Can” drank up the “Straight Shots” on Friday night then left Rialto’s “Duhhh” wondering what the

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Re-runs,” or the “Revenge of the Gladiators???” In the first two table races “The Glad’s” slipped and fell in the mud right out of the gate and quickly got their head’s bashed in by the “Kat’s.” Now down 2-Zip in the overall match score, Glad’s SL-6 Rich Burns also found himself down 2-zip in a race to 5 against Kat’s SL-6 Randall Lusson. Deciding it was time to rise to the occasion, Rich rallied and took the next 5 games straight to win the race 5-2. Score now 2-1 in favor of the “Kats.” Meanwhile, on the other table the Glad’s SL-5 Jeff Wilson

Vegas. The 7th slot final was a playoff between the losing teams of the last two finals—Sam’s Fall Bronze “Kitty Kat’s Crazy 8’s” and River Road’s Summer Bronze “Freak’s & Geek’s.” . The “Geek’s” won the first two races, lost the third, and the fifth races while the fourth race was still in progress between “Kat’s” SL-6 Randall Lusson and “Geek’s” SL-5 Alison Meacham which was a 5-4 race respectively. Alison won games one and three, but Randall came back with wins in the second, and fourth, and fifth games which virtually made it a race to “2” at that point. Alison took game six putting herself on the hill. However, Randall then rallied back to take game seven to tie the match up at double hill. Now it was a race to one game—Just like Sudden death except for all the pre played anxiety and drama. Freak’s & Geek’s Four innings later Alison sank the 8-Ball in Terry Pinto, Dan Fendall, and Don “Coyote” Walker, who a properly marked pocket and the match was all over. gave up a large part of their weekend to officiate this Sam’s “Kitty Cat Crazy 8’s” received a check for $500 regional event. We especially wish to thank John & Cathy consolation money, whereas River Road’s “Freak’s Johnson, and their superb Rodder’s staff and crew for & Geek’s” from the Willamette division with Team Captain: the tremendous job they did in playing host to our special Rhonda Madding, and teammates—Alison Meacham, Alex 8-Ball Team regional event. The food was excellent, and Hargand, Shane McCauley, Ryan Riviere, Ben Curtis, and of course, at Rodder’s there’s ALWAYS plenty to drink…! Tim Clough claimed the 7th $4,000 National Slot along with A very fine time was enjoyed by all. passage on the plane to Las Vegas. For those who might like OPAL-APA Trivia—the 9-Ball Team Regional winning teams broke down as follows: One team by Right Results on page 20 of Succession, three teams who had won Tri-Cup Bronze, two who had won Tri-Cup Silver, and one who had won TriCup Gold over the past three sessions of the league year. There wasn’t a single solitary Platinum Medal holder that succeeded in getting to Nationals at the Riviera in Las Vegas. To be even more specific, of the six winning teams there were two who came 4 from Summer w/6 d e session—A add onday ool Bronze and a Silver; one who ournament $20 entry + $5 green fee came from Fall Played on Diamond 9:30 am Sign-up - 11 am Start session—by right Pool Tables of succession; Double Elimination $5 entry - House and the last four came from Handicapped Races: Spring session—two Bronze, Matches Master Men (6) Master Women (5) one Silver, and one Gold. Min 8 players/Max 16 Open Men (5) Open Women (4) The Seven winning $50 1st place For info call Craig 503-680-9009 teams will go on to compete Guaranteed in the Las Vegas APA National Team Championships this coming August 22-28th. Join us in wishing them the best of luck in Las Vegas and hope that they find the glamour and Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner glitter of Las Vegas to be all 8 Diamond Pool Tables that they could hope it will be (Breakfast served after 11PM) and more..! Special thanks for an outstanding job well done by the dedicated referee’s John Blue, Stephen Schneringer,

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2010 Team Championship X Winners – The Schooner Predators Larry Tulfo, Rennie Amadeo, Jing Gicoso & Bobby Hinkley (Captain Robert Alston was unavailable for final team photo.)

On June 5, 2010 four top teams from the Tacoma and Bremerton Traveling 8 Ball Divisions competed for the Western Washington 2010 BCA Team Championship X Title. This event was hosted by Full Splice Billiards in Lakewood, Washington. Full Splice Billiards owner, Craig Rittel provided the players with a great tournament venue played on 9 ft. Kasson tables. Craig not only donated the time for the tables and $150.00 additional cash to the prize fund, but also made connections with two greatly appreciated new sponsors, McDermott Cues and J&J Billiards America. McDermott donated a pool cue (Model M91C) and J& J Billiards donated a cue and case which were raffled off a no charge to the players entered in this tournament. All matches were played on two tables per match which allows the local players the same venue that both our regional Western BCA Tournament in Lincoln City, Oregon and the BCA National Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada uses for their events each year. This team tournament which provided the players continuous play on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. simulates the type of play and endurance that is needed when teams are in the finals at the larger BCA tournaments. Each match averaged around 2 hours of playing time. The format was a race to the first 3 rounds won with 4 games in each round. The regular weekly player league handicaps were used with the difference being credited at 1.5 the normal rate to the lower team per round. The increased handicap benefit per round levels the playing field between the stronger veteran teams and the lower handicapped teams. The Schooner Predators played well and stayed undefeated throughout the tournament to obtain the 2010 Team Championship X title. All players had a great time and would like to thank the owner, Craig Rittel and his staff at Full Splice Billiards, McDermott Cues and J&J Billiards America for making this tournament a great success. Doug Schulze, BCA League Operator #287 since 1997. 2010 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP X WINNERS 1st $170 The Schooner Predators, Capt. Robert Alston 2nd $120 Full Splice Cruisers, Capt. Doug Schulze 3rd $60 Full Splice 1, Capt. Dennis Proia 4th $30 Stixx & Stones High Plains Shooters, Capt. Jerry Lawson MVP $20 Jing Gicoso from The Schooner Predator team. McDermott Cue Winner Vince Draper, Bremerton Division J&J Cue & Case Winner Bill Nelson, Tacoma Division

MAIERS DOMINATES By Suzanne Smith

June 19-20, 33 women representing British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, and Minnesota descended on Malarkey’s Pool & Brew in Tacoma, WA for the NWPA’s third tour stop of 2010. With 33 women, sponsors increased the prize fund from $500 to $750 added. Located at 445 Tacoma Avenue South Malarkey’s has 11 Brunswick Gold Crown 9-foot tables and 10 Valley barbox 8-foot tables, an awesome juke box, and tasty food. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m, there is something for everyone. There are pool tournaments 3 days a week, June Maiers karaoke on Saturday nights, and Open Mic nights thrown into the mix. The NWPA would like to thank Malarkey’s for their gracious hospitality and continuing support of the NWPA by hosting their 2nd event in as many years. Play began at 10 am Saturday morning and there were several new players that we would like to welcome to the NWPA: Alisha Rogers from Everett, WA, Anne Bounds from Seattle, WA, Jennifer Wishinski from Surrey, BC, Gretchen Szeibert from Steilacoom, WA , and Denice White from Clackamas, OR. After a long day on Saturday, only eight players returned for the main event and six ladies came to compete in a $100 added, $10 entry Second chance event. Remaining in the winner’s bracket were Liz Cole vs. Suwanna Kroll and June Maiers vs. Jana Montour. Suwanna defeated Liz in a hill-hill battle and June defeated Jana 7-4 to advance to the hot seat match, which June won 7-5 to take the point. In the loser’s bracket the two matches included Kimberly Kirk vs. Shelby Locati and Regene Wentzell vs. Cindy Sliva. Kimberly and Cindy would advance through their morning matches 7-1 and 7-5 to play Jana and Liz. Jana defeated Kimberly 7-3 and Cindy defeated Liz 7-6 to advance. Jana then defeated Cindy 7-4 and Suwanna 7-1 to play in her second final of 2010. With a runner up performance at the previous event, June was also competing in her second final in as many stops. The Final: June Maiers (Minnesota) vs. Jana Montour (Alberta). June Maiers path to the final: Jennifer W. (3), Alisha R. (4), Andreas SM (1), Jana M. (4), Suwanna K. (4).. Jana Montour path to the final: Kathy S. (2), Bonnie D. (1), Mikki S. (6), loss to June M. (4), Kimberly K. (3), Cindy S. (4), Suwanna K. (1). Jana won the lag, but straight out of the gate, June was shooting with strategy and patience. Excellent defense and shotmaking lead to June with a 4-0 lead before Jana could even get on the board. Jana won game 5, but then a combination of safety play and luck would see June win the next two racks as well to take a 6-1 lead. Jana was laughing to herself as it seemed that the rolls were not with her. June left her with very few opportunities through this point in the match, however; Jana ended up taking the next couple racks when June’s defensive play left unplanned openings for her to get through (6-3). Continued safety prowess followed by a runout by June gave her a 7-3 lead. Uncharacteristic misses and a little bit of better luck would have Jana win the next two racks to bring the match to 7-5. It seemed that her luck was changing, but then a runout ended shortly with a scratch on an 8 ball, June was left with ball-in-hand on the 9 to reach the hill first. Game 14: Down 8-5, June broke pocketing the 7 ball. June pocketed the 1 and then made a rushed attempt on a 2-9 carom for the win. Jana played a three rail safety on the 2 ball, which resulted in June having only a bank shot, which she missed. Jana ran out… 8-6. Game 15: Jana broke dry, leaving June jacked up over the 6 and 8 balls. June missed a reverse angle cut on the 1, leaving no easy shot on 1. Back to back safeties left Jana shooting a two way shot on the 1, which she made. Jana was left with a table length reverse angle cut, which she missed and then scratched. With ball-in-hand, June took her time and ran out the rack to win her first event on the NWPA tour. Congratulations to June for going undefeated through a tough field to win her first event of 2010. Thanks to our title sponsors BDA (bdainc.com), Ozone Billiards (ozonebilliards.com), and SanMar (sanmar.com) for continued support of the NWPA, tournament directors Chris and Ford for keeping the ladies in line, and our tour president Tamre for commentating on the Live Stream throughout the event. Special thanks to all of the ladies that took some time to contribute with commentary on the live stream. Join us for NWPA’s fourth tour stop of the 2010 season at Stix & Stones Billiards in Bremerton, WA on July 17-18th. SECOND CHANCE 1st 550 June Maiers 1st 80 Talya Makus 2nd 345 Jana Montour 2nd 50 Jennie Sheldon 3rd 220 Suwanna Kroll 3rd/4th 15 Adrianne Beach 4th 170 Cindy Sliva Bonnie Daniel 5th/6th 100 Liz Cole Kimberly Kirk 7th/8th 70 Shelby Locati Regene Wentzell

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Hard Times June Jamboree DENVER QUALIFIERS FILLED By Tom Suarez Hard Times Billiards Tournament Director

June in Sacramento is a great time of year. The days start out in the cool 50s and start to warm up to the high 70s then the low 80s. This June was a little different. The Saturday One Pocket event was held inside at a cool 68 degrees with HOT action and even hotter temperatures for the weekend. The Saturday Mid 80s for a high gave way to a really HOT 90+ degree Sunday. Way too hot for most outside June activities. Hard Times Jamboree event was the recipient of some very much appreciated bonus “Added Money” for both the One Pocket and 9 Ball events. Mr. Al Barber is celebrating his well deserved retirement in the pursuit of playing in as many pool tournaments as possible. Mr. Barber 1st Place, Rafael Martinez donated $1000 to the Jamboree; $500 to each event. All the players gave their new friend a huge round of applause when the added money was announced. The One Pocket and 9 Ball events were won by professional pool player Rafael Martinez. He won all his matches to take both event ‘undefeated’. There were some close matches, Billy Palmer and Ramon Mistica took the measure of Rafael’s skill for some tight and well played contests. RESULTS: $660 in player entry fees, plus $300 added by Hard Times Billiards plus $500 Added by Mr. Al Barber totaled to a Prize fund of $1,460 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Tie

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(Friday, June 6th, 2010) Melissa Little, WPBA touring pro/house pro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company of Denver, CO would like to thank all of the young athletes who participated in Saturday’s Billiards Education Foundations National Qualifiers. Congratulations to Malek Haj-Hussein of Colorado Springs & Nick Weston of Windsor, CO for qualifying for the 19-under boys, and Kyleigh Weston of Windsor, CO for qualifying for the 19-under girls event. The three will represent Colorado in the up-coming BEF 22nd Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships to be held at the Northern Illinois University July 7-11, 2010. There, all participants will be competing for scholarships, prizes, and an invitation to represent the United States at the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships. The Junior Nationals features 4 divisions: 19 & Under Boys, 19 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. For more information about the BEF please visit www.BilliardEducation.org. Next up, Melissa will be hosting a “Kids Boot Camp” on Saturday, August 7th, 2010; this class will include a cue, case, lunch, and lesson with Melissa “The Viper” Little. The 6th Annual Colorado Junior State 9-Ball Championships are scheduled for September 18th 2010. For more information about these up-coming events please visit www.wynkoop. com or www.melissalittle.com

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Small-Ball Targets May result in a Bulls-Eye for Position! By Bill Smith “Mr3Cushion”, Old School Pool.net

Playing Small Ball Position Shots The small ball shot is demanding. The intimidation of trying to score to the 3rd ball which doesn’t lie near a corner or cushion and is only 61.5 mm in diameter is challenging to say the least. To attempt to execute the scoring aspect and position for these positions sometimes leaves a player in doubt. With some essential knowledge of the ball lines and common sense a player can feel more confident about approaching these types of challenging positions. In Diagram 1 we have a typical small ball position. The shot has the scoring ball in an unforgiving area of the table. The shot can’t be played 5 cushions or 4 rails short because of the kiss. The backup 5 rails will miss long every time on a new cloth. The player must hit the ball more fully. In playing position, you must drive the 1st object ball around the table 5 cushions as diagramed, (a little hint), when playing shots off the outside of the ball naturals, hit the 1st object ball a little fuller, especially when applying low English. Diagram 2 shows the 3rd ball in that same difficult position, this time we have the option to play this type of shot short 4 cushions to score easily and the position is built in. The player has to be careful to avoid a possible kiss by the long cushion right before scoring. The timing for this shot is important. The 1st object ball must arrive at its resting place before the point is scored. Rack it up at

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WEEKLY POOL TOURNAMENTS

WASHINGTON

OREGON

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DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

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

LOCATION River Road House K C Midway Rodders Wichita Ballad Town Billiards Wichita Ballad Town Billiards K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards River Road House K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill Greek Village NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 653-5885 (503) 656-9501 (360) 798-6678 (503) 654-4201 (503) 357-1111 (503) 654-4201 (503) 357-1111 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-3600 (253) 226-3594 (503) 653-5885 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-3600 (503) 643-2119 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 282-8266

9-Ball 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 9 Ball Play on Diamond Tables 8 Ball-Open 211 Alternating 8 & 9-Ball 8 Ball Play on Diamond Tables 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles Pool Tournament 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.) 8-Ball Open-Chris Nieland TD

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Spokane Belfair Belfair Longview Spokane Spokane Sumner Auburn Bellevue Bremerton Everett Lakewood Longview Snohomish Tacoma Tacoma Chattaroy Everett Kenmore Olympia Tacoma Belfair Belfair Kenmore Nespelam Ocean Park Snohomish Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Chattaroy Lakewood Spokane Sumner Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Bremerton Lakewood Longview Lynnwood Olympia Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma

LOCATION 7th Rail Allen’s Billiards Allen’s Billiards Cadillac Island 7th Rail 7th Rail Log Cabin The Sports Page Mustard Seed Stixx and Stones Billiards P C’s Pub Full Splice Cadillac Island Kornerpocket Billiardz Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Prime Tyme Bar & Grill P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Frankies Latitude 84 Allen’s Billiards Allen’s Billiards Oscar Billiards (Golden Fleece) Ketch Pen Tavern Doc’s Tavern Kornerpocket Billiardz 7th Rail Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Prime Tyme Bar & Grill Schooners 7th Rail Log Cabin Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Stixx and Stones Billiards Full Splice Cadillac Island Uncle Jack’s Frankies Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Malarkey’s Pool & Brew

PHONE (509) 325-7751 (360) 275-2668 (360) 275-2668 (360) 957-0065 (509) 325-7751 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (253) 288-0436 (425) 603-9001 (360) 377-2359 (425) 258-9465 (253) 512-6898 (360) 957-0065 (360) 862-9054 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (509) 238-6253 (425) 258-9465 (253) 226-3594 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (360) 275-2668 (360) 275-2668 (425) 908-7332 (509) 634-4466 (360) 665-4105 (360) 862-9054 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (509) 238-6253 (253) 584-1919 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 377-2359 (253) 512-6898 (360) 957-0065 (425) 640-5474 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (253) 226-3594

EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED Texas Holdem Poker $5 8-Ball (1st & 3rd Tues) $7+$3 g.f. $$$ 9-Ball (2nd & 4th Tues) $7+$3 g.f. $$$ 8-Ball B & below-Limit 24 $5+$2 g.f. Break Pot 8-Ball Call Texas Holdem Poker $10 9-Ball Vegas Rules $5 Matching 8-Ball $5 50% up to 16 8-Ball B only Limit 16 $5 up to $100 9-Ball (Break pot) $5+$3 g.f. 100% Vegas 8 Ball $5 9-Ball $5+$3 100% w/15+ 9-Ball Open Handicap $5+$2 g.f. 8-Ball DE - BCA rules $8+$2 g.f. 25% 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. 8-Ball $3 $$$ Poker $20 buy in 211 $10 100% payout 9-Ball Valley Rules $5 Matching Poker 9-Ball (1st & 3rd Tues) $7+$3 g.f. $$$ 8-Ball (2nd & 4th Tues) $7+$3 g.f. $$$ 9-Ball Handicap $10 $200 8-Ball $5 Matching 8-Ball Open $3 Meat Shoot 9-Ball DE $10 (incl g.f.) 25% 9-Ball Call Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Matching 8-Ball Call Pocket $2 Matching 8/9-Ball Scotch Doubles Call Call 8-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 8-Ball Call 8-Ball $5 Matching Poker 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Matching Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 $2/player 8-Ball $5 100% 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating $5+$3 100% w/15+ Blind Draw Sc Dbls $5+$2 9-Ball $5+$2 g.f. Matching 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Matching Poker 8-Ball $5 100% 211 $10 100% payout

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ENTRY ADDED $5+$2 g.f. $$$ FREE $3/player $5 $50-1st $5 House Matches $5 House Matches $5 House Matches $5 House Matches $5 $3/player $5 $$$ $10 100% payout $5+$2 g.f. $$$ $5 House Matches $5 $$$ $5 50% $3M/$2W $100 $15 $5 3rd Sun

TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:00PM 1:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 11:00AM TIME Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 6:00PM 8:00PM Call 7:00PM 6:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:00PM 7:00PM Call 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM Call 7:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 6 & 9PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 1:30PM 1:00PM 5:30PM 6:00PM 6 & 9PM 2:00PM 4:00PM


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Colo

WY

UT MT

ID

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DAY Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Moscow Boise, ID Moscow Twin Falls Boise, ID Emmett Moscow Pocatello

LOCATION Mingles Backstreets Billiards Mingles The Pocket Backstreets Billiards Toadstool Mingles Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 882-2050 (208) 672-8870 (208) 882-2050 (208) 733-9676 (208) 672-8870 (208) 398-7321 (208) 882-2050 (208) 232-9347

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball 8-Ball No “A” players 8 Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open 8-Ball or 9-Ball 8 Ball 8/9 Ball Alternating

ENTRY ADDED $5 $5 $75 $5 $6 $25 w/16+ $5 $75 $5 $5 Matching $5 Matching

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

Saturdays

Great Falls

Little Chicago

(406) 761-9293

8-Ball

$5

Call

Tuesdays Thursdays

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

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

9-Ball race to 5 Handicap. $15 9-Ball race to 5 Handicap. $15

6:30PM 6:30PM

Sundays

Sheridan

Rails Bar

(307) 751-1609

8-Ball

$10

$100 w/16

5:00PM

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

Aurora Aurora Aurora Denver Aurora Aurora Aurora

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

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

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

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

Matching/Prog.Pot

Mondays

Sacramento

Jointed Cue

Tuesdays

Cypress Emeryville

Hot Shot Cafe Broken Rack CA Billiard Club Shooters Hard Times Jointed Cue Hard Times Hot Shot Cafe Hard Times Billiards Palacade Hard Times Shooters Hard Times Family Billiards DVPL Town & Country Shooters Billiard Palacade Hard Times Bart’s Pub & Grill CA Billiard Club

(916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (714) 952-1120 (510) 652-9808 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (916) 456-3243 (562) 867-7733 (714) 952-1120 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800 (562) 867-7733 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (510) 861-0812 (650) 992-7900 (951) 785-9588 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (714) 891-1719 (650) 965-3100

9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball USPPA USPPA 75 & Under 9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Line 9-Ball Open staggered entry 3 Cushion Handicap 8-Ball 9-Ball ‘B’ player 8-Ball 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball 9-Ball Open 9-Ball Handicap Tourny at Vinnie’s Bar 9-Ball 9-Ball USPPA NPL 9-Ball Open - Limit 32 8-Ball No ‘A+’ Players 10-Ball Open

$5 $20 $12 $15 $12 Break Pot $12 $10 $5-$15 $50 $17 incl g.f. $100 w/20+ $12 $5 $75 $10 $50 $10 $12 $10 $20 Call Call $12 $50 w/16 $20 $500 Break Pot $20 $10 $10 $25w/every 8

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Mountain View

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

5429 100th St SW (corner of 100th & Bridgeport)

Lakewood, WA

253-584-1919 3 Pool Tables Pool Leagues Saturday Night 8-Ball $5 entry - BCA Rules Double Elimination - Starts 7PM House matches the pot

Lil’ Big Foot 3015 E Mission Spokane, WA

509-534-0401

$205 w/16+

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

8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 12:30PM 8:00PM 5:00PM

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CITY

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ENTRY

Jul 3 Jul 3 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 3 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 10 Jul 10 Jul 10-11 Jul 17-18 Jul 17-18 Jul 17-18 Jul 24 Jul 28 Jul31-Aug1 Aug 7-8 Aug 7-8 Aug 7 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 8 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 8 Aug 14 Aug 14-15 Aug 14-15

Lynnwood, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Oregon City, OR Salem, OR Sacramento, CA Bremerton, WA Mtn View, CA Modesto, CA Bozeman, MT San Francisco, CA Snohomish, WA Orange, CA Emeryville, CA Lynnwood, WA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Salem, OR Santa Cruz, CA Bellevue, WA

Uncle Jack’s (See ad p22) Hard Times (See ad p28) Hard Times (See ad p28) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) Rodder’s (See ad p25) The Cue Ball (See ad p26) WCWRT (See ad p31) NWPA (See ad p14) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) CPPT (See ad p8) Eagles #326 (See ad p29) Billiard Palacade (See ad p6) Kornerpocket (See ad p33) CPPT (See ad p8) WCWRT (See ad p31) Uncle Jack’s (See ad p22) Hard Times (See ad p28) Hard Times (See ad p28) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) The Cue Ball (See ad p26) CPPT (See ad p8) NWPA (See ad p14)

(425) 640-5474 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (503) 680-9009 (503) 362-9740 (510) 406-6327 (206) 920-1936 (650) 965-3100 (209) 846-9656 (406) 587-9996 (415) 585-6800 (360) 862-9054 (714) 771-9706 (510) 406-6327 (425) 640-5474 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (503) 362-9740 (831) 423-7665 (206) 920-1936

9-Ball Open One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool One Pocket SE Limit 32 9-Ball DE Limit 96 3 Cushion Handicap DE 9-Ball Handicap DE 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball Women’s at Hard Times 9-Ball at Stixx & Stones WorldPPA 9-Ball Tour Stop at Break Time 8-Ball Mixed Doubles 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open 3 Person Teams Tour Stop at Danny K’s 9-Ball Women’s at Broken Rack 9-Ball Open One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool One Pocket SE Limit 32 9-Ball DE Limit 96 3 Cushion Handicap DE 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Tour Stop at Surf City Billiards 9-Ball Tour Stop Parlor

$25 $250 w/16+ $30 Based on players $30 Based on players $15 $20 $100 $30 $600 $40 $200 $20+$5 g.f. $500 w/64 $10 $200 Call Call Call $500 Guar. $25 $1,000 1st w/128 Call $750 $20/team $200 $20 $300 $75+$25 g.f. $500 w/24t Call Call Call Call $25 $250 w/16+ $30 Based on players $30 Based on players $15 $20 $100 $30 $600 $40 $200 $10 $200 Call $750 Call $500 Guar.

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

Aug 21-22 Aug 25 Sep 4-5 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 5 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 5 Sep 11 Sep 18-19 Sep 18-19 Sep 25-26 Sep 29 Oct 2-3 Oct 2-3 Oct 9-10 Oct 11-16 Oct 23

Mtn View, CA San Francisco, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Bellflower, CA Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Mtn View, CA San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Sacramento, CA Modesto, CA Santa Cruz, CA Lincoln City, OR San Ramon, CA

CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) Billiard Palacade (See ad p6) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p15) Hard Times (See ad p28) Hard Times (See ad p28) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) The Cue Ball (See ad p26) CA Billiard Club (See ad p6) CPPT (See ad p8) CPPT (See ad p8) Billiard Palacade (See ad p6) Hard Times (See ad p28) WCWRT (See ad p31) CPPT (See ad p8) Western BCA (See ad p31) CPPT (See ad p8)

(650) 965-3100 (415) 585-6800 (562) 682-8797 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (562) 867-7733 (916) 332-8793 (916) 332-8793 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-9740 (650) 965-3100 (619) 582-4550 (415) 931-1115 (415) 585-6800 (916) 332-8793 (510) 406-6327 (831) 423-7665 League Opr (925) 725-3900

Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Amatuer Handicapped One Pocket SE Limit 32 9-Ball DE Limit 96 3 Cushion Handicap DE One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball Tour Stop at College Billiards Tour Stop at Family Billiards 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Chuck Markulis Mem. 9-Ball Women at Break Time Tour Stop at Surf City Billiards Singles & Team events 2nd Chance B/C at Crown Bill.

$20 / $20 $400 each $20 $300 $50 Call $20 $100 $30 $600 $40 $200 $30 Based on players $30 Based on players $15 $10 $200 $20 / $20 $400 each Call $1100 Call $750 $20 $300 Call $4,000 Call Call Call $750 Varies $15,000 Based ‘09 Call Call

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

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