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Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour Buffalo’s Silver Cue Billiard Ultra Lounge

The official 1st stop of the Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour took place on June 14-15 at Buffalo’s Silver Cue Billiard Ultra Lounge in Reno, Nevada. An improved room under new management with extra perks offered to the participants by the sponsor, Jason Hunt, drew a nice crowd of 31 players for the main event on Saturday. 18 of them returned on Sunday for the second chance tournament. Mr. Hunt added $750 towards the pot and personally prepared beef stew and chicken stew for the ladies to enjoy while they watched matches and/or waited for their next match. The tour continues to draw participants from as far away as Washington, joining returning players from Reno and Northern California. Two new players participated in the event. One highlight was the presence of Mary Coffman, recent winner of the Western BCA Championships 2014. After May’s kick-off event, the tour returned to its normal tournament format following WPBA rules, with a race to seven on the winner’s side and a race to five on the one-loss side. This stop had new faces in the top eight and many great matches were not decided until the last 9-ball dropped into the pocket. At the end of Saturday Night, these were the top four on the winner’s side: Eleanor Callado vs Jessica Orth Christy Lipps vs Minnie Tayaotao Christy’s best finish for the 2013 year occurred at stop #4 in Petaluma when she took 5th/6th for $60. On the one-loss side we had: Kim Benson vs Mary Coffman LouAnne Laflamme vs Ginger Bowen We were excited to see LouAnne make it to the top eight for the first time. She had a tough match against Shawn Modelo, but she capitalized on Shawn’s mistakes and got the win. We had great surprises from some of our regular participants, such as with Ginger Bowen, who lost her second match to Eleanor Callado, but then went on to beat Kendra Fuller, Beth Mendoza, Stephanie Hefner, LouAnne LaFlamme, and Jessica Orth before finally losing to Kim Benson 4-5 to take 4th place. Last year’s winner and regular top finisher Eleanor Callado fell short on her efforts when she lost the hot seat match to Minnie Tayaotao. Minnie was one of the 11 TWCWT participants who attended the Regional Tour Championships in 2013 and finished in the top 16.

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Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour defeating Jess Quintata, Lynn Wells Donner, Leslie Bernardi, Mary Coffman, Christy Lipps, Ginger Bowen, and Eleanor Callado to finally challenge Minnie in the grand finals. Kim would have to win two sets as she was coming from the one-loss side. Kim won the first race 7-3 and then the second race 5-1. Kim showed consistency during the entire tournament, keeping calm and taking advantage of her opponents’ mistakes. During the 2013 Reno stop, Kim took 3rd for $125 and Minnie took 7/8th for $30. The tour will be returning to Hard Times of Sacramento on August 16th and 17th. July we will not have a stop as most of our tour participants attend the BCA National Championships in Las Vegas. Special thanks to our room sponsor Jason Hunt, our sponsors (Tiger, Magic Rack, Ozone Billiard, OTB, Diablo Valley Pool Leagues) and all of the donations by friends and players towards our raffles.

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June Tournament at The Cue

The Cue Ball in Salem OR held its monthly “Win Jim’s Money” on Saturday, June 14th. Participants were rewarded with a classic hot rod show sponsored annually by Adam’s Ribs, which is just a few doors down from the action. 50+ cars were displayed in the street in front of the Cue Ball, which closed off State St for the show. 39 Players participated in this month’s event, some driving more than 100 miles round trip. Our loyal Eugene contingent participated as usual, led by Sheldon Lebow, the renowned Pool Cue maker from that area. Several new players showed up and competed for the $235 1st place prize 1st Place was taken by Jay King who went through the tournament

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resident Jing Gicoso in 4th after getting sent to the losers bracket by “Our Dirty Little Secret from Olympia’ Alan Clark and then a victory over Dan Louie 7-5 after being down 4-1. Our other surprise performances were “Our Dirty Little Secret” Alan Clark who had a great showing ending up in 7/8th, John Plunkett and Robert Colby landing in 5th/6th. The finals were held on Cue-Topia Billiards’ one year anniversary and it couldn’t have been better represented by the player’s performances and support by spectators. We look forward to having many more events in the coming year.  We’d like to thank all our patrons for their support.  We love you all and are thankful to all of you.

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By Betsy Sundholm, ACUI 9-ball Director Photos by Ben Litvak The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) held its 74th collegiate national billiards championships at Virginia Tech on May 3031, 2014. Past ACUI winners include touring professionals Nick Varner, Max Eberle, Adam Smith, and Eleanor Callado. Students qualified for the 2014 Championships by placing in the top 25% of a number of qualifying tournaments across the

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Science to the Rescue!

by Tom Simpson © March 2013 – All Rights Reserved – PoolClinics.com I constantly cruise books & journals in many areas, looking for discoveries that could help pool players. Here are six really interesting findings and how they could apply in your game.

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1. 10,000 hours: What separates the world-class performers from the rest of us? Mostly, it’s the fact that they have put in 10,000 hours of engaged practice in their discipline. Pro pool players have all done more work than most of us ever would, and they cared more. Most pros have sunk over a million balls! Do the math on your personal ball-pocketing rate. I only pocket fifteen to twenty thousand balls a year. A million is not gonna happen, but it’s clear why I don’t play like the world’s best. 2. Myelin: Pool players practice and refine their stroke through countless repetitions and vigilant awareness. Here’s what’s happening to your body as you put in your engaged stroke practice – those repetitive movements you’re practicing are building myelin. Think of myelin as the insulation on the “wires” of your nervous system. Slowmotion training is a very powerful myelin builder. As you repeatedly and accurately fire a specific sequence of nerves to activate your muscles to perform the stroke, you build myelin, which helps that specific pathway become more automatic, more favored, more efficient and consistent. Just what we want in a pool stroke. 3. Seeing: Most players move their eyes too much while they’re down on their shot. If your eyes are ping-ponging rapidly back and forth between CB & OB, what are you actually seeing? Scientists have used tachistoscopes to study high-level pool players versus typical pool players. A t-scope is a device that tracks where you’re pointing your eyes and for how long. They found that better players move their eyes fewer times and remain at each position longer. Slow down and see what you’re seeing. 4.

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not confident, not satisfied with our aim, not comfortable. We fidget and adjust, and we wind up adjusting our adjustments until we’ve lost the line and we miss. Stayed down on the shot too long. The research says most of us can only hold a strong focus for about 8 seconds. If you’re down on your shot and more than 8 seconds has ticked by, it’s a good idea to get up, chalk up, and land it again.

5. Performance: This finding is surprising, and the researchers don’t understand why it works. They assume it’s tied to the fact that (at least for right-handers), the right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body. Across a number of sports requiring complex muscle movements (golf, for example), they found that if the athlete spent a brief time squeezing a ball in their left hand prior to their performance, they produced measurably better performances! Squeezing with the right hand didn’t make a difference. So for what it’s worth, all you right-handed players should discreetly squeeze a pool ball in your left hand before your match. Lefties, better squeeze one in each hand. You’ve got nothing to lose with this one. 6. Confidence: Our posture says a lot about our confidence. As you watch good players win matches, it’s often easy to see their confidence. It shines through in the way they stand, move around the table, get into their stance. You can even see it in the chair. We gain confidence from external events, such as making hard shots and winning games. But we can also use posture to “wag the dog.” By consciously adopting a confident posture as you move through the match, you can become more confident. And of course, we perform better when we’re confident. When we feel supremely confident, such as when we’ve just won a big match, we may spontaneously perform a celebratory gesture such as a fist pump or a victory pose. This research says that when you do your fist pump or victory pose, that winning posture puts you in the state you need to be in to perform like a winner. Conclusion: It might be a good idea to do your fist pump before you start the match. And who knows, as a side benefit it just might demoralize your opponent.

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Catalyst of a Great Stroke There appear to be three different techniques for the wrist to assist the pocket billiards stroke. The first one is the wrists don’t do much at all, the second is they cock up as you hit the cue ball and finish the stroke and the other is the wrists uncock down as the cue ball is struck and the follow through is completed. The way I play is definitely with the wrists uncocking down as I contact the cue ball. I have been committed to this technique the last couple of days and it’s amazing the results. The thing about my technique is I can pre cock my wrists very precisely and that was how I consistently produce powerful stoke shots with such accuracy. This, ironically is what I’ve been struggling with the most. I seemed to have lost my “power source” that effortlessly produced pin point accuracy when striking the cue ball.

I personally found a missing part to my “personal puzzle” and I’m surprised I didn’t “real eyes” how important this technique was for me. Sometimes the simplest answers complete the most complex problems {for myself}. For some reason my “reasonable” mind says “use outside english”, however a “Touch of Inside” produces best results, and my mind says “don’t use the wrists”, however uncocking my wrists like I’m using a hammer is most effective, and my mind says “root against my opponent” when pulling for my opponent works best. The key to life seems to be making myself do {at times} what I least “naturally” want to do. As I get “more experienced” I see that unfolding in many areas.

‘The Game is the Teacher’

Many of you will not benefit from this information (because the way you use your wrists work fine for you), and others will benefit immensely when you’re still searching to improve your stroke and accuracy.

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The Moral of the story? “Reasonable” thoughts and techniques can often be the wrong thoughts and techniques to reach the highest levels. To separate yourself you must be “Unreasonable” at times. ‘The Game is the Teacher’

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Beginning players often ask where their eyes should be when they hit the cue ball. Usually the answer is on the object ball, with some rare exceptions such as elevated shots. Perhaps the most obvious demonstration of this is by snooker and pool champion Allison Fisher. On each shot, she has a very exact time when her eyes move from the object ball to the cue ball. See if you can spot when that is the next time you see her on TV or in person. Then see if there are any other players with as organized an approach to seeing the shot. This column is about not looking at the object ball. If you have developed a crooked, jerky or inconsistent stroke, the following drills -- in which you will definitely not be looking at the object ball last -- will help bring you back to that smooth, accurate flowing stroke you are capable of. The first drill requires two spots on the table. Either use chalk or get some self-adhesive paper reinforcements of the kind you would use for 3-ring binder paper. Mark two spots about six inches apart, as shown in Shot A, and put the cue ball on the nearer one. Shoot the cue ball straight up the table. This is just like a standard drill I covered before, but this time I want you to watch not the target (on the far rail) or the cue ball, but instead watch your ferrule. When you address the cue ball, make sure the ferrule is centered on the cue ball. Using a stripe for the cue ball, with the stripe set like a tire, will help you with centering. Make your warm-up strokes the full length of your bridge, clear from the cue ball back to your bridge hand and back to the cue ball. On these strokes, consciously watch the ferrule. When you feel ready, take that final stroke, but keep watching your ferrule. It should end somewhere in the vicinity of the second spot. Ideally, it will be centered over the spot, but if your stroke is crooked, it will end on one side or the other. If you have a habit of standing up during the stroke or jumping back from the table, this drill will make that obvious. Can you overcome your normal habit of looking at the cue ball or target and watch the ferrule instead? Try pocketing some balls or even playing a whole game while watching the ferrule. The next drill is designed to narrow your focus even further. Begin with a shot like Shot B, and pick out the position you want to play, such as follow to the cushion and back to the other side of the table. Take your normal warm-ups for the shot, but do not shoot yet. When you are satisfied that the stick is along the right line and you know the speed needed, close your eyes and lower your head. Take a few more warm-up strokes with your eyes closed, and stop with the stick at the cue ball. Be sure to feel the motion of the stroke. Open your eyes and look up. Is the stick back where you started? If it has wandered off to the side -- maybe you are now lined up for left english when you started with none -- you probably were not positioned

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properly to begin with. With your eyes closed, and no visual feedback, your body will go to its natural position. If you need a lot of adjustment to get back on line, try starting over from the start. Stand back from the shot, get your body and stick along the line of the shot, and step back into it. Hopefully you will come down closer to the natural position for the shot. Once you open your eyes and see you have the right line, go back into “blind mode” and take your final backstroke and power stroke through the ball. Again, be sure to feel the motion of the stroke. If you have good luck with easy shots like B, gradually increase the distance. Try follow, stop and draw, and if you’re feeling very adventurous, try some shots with sidespin. Because of the aiming compensation needed when shooting with side, I think you’ll find those shots much, much harder than the ones without.

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TABLE TALK WHAT’S IN THE CASE? BY: MICHAEL K GLASS

A discussion of my weapons of choice

At some point in most pool players’ careers, the question is asked of them: what’s in the case? As I am sure you are all just dying to know, I’ll let you know what I carry—of course, as an instructor, I feel obligated to include my training tools as well. If you have any desire to teach, you might be interested in some of these items. If not, I apologize in advance. I promise next month’s article will be much more interesting!

Michael K Glass

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

First, the cue case: The cue case itself is a CueSight 4x8 rolling case. I have collected signatures from some of the top pro pool players, including Johnny Archer, Nick Varner, Jeanette Lee, Shane Van Boening, Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez, and about 17 others. I have been a fan of Cuetec Cues for quite some time, so that’s what I play with. My most recent acquisition is a Cuetec CT735 Pool Cue with R360 shaft. I have an older Cuetec model with a Thunderbolt shaft as a backup cue, and a Cuetec Break/Jump cue. I also have a Frog jump cue given to me personally by Robin Dodson. Of course, I have the standard items most people carry: • Two Kamui 1.21 chalk cubes, as well as a few backup Predator chalks • A couple of Sir Joseph gloves. I have a Predator glove that I use most often, but the Sir Joseph’s are excellent gloves as well. I have loaned them out on many occasions. • Two Ultimate Tip tools (another popular loan-out) • 3-slot Q Claw • Pro Justa-Bridge • Molded Bridge Head (you know, the one that looks like

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antlers) Leather chalk pouch I wear on my belt. Kamui Gator Grip: This is what I use mainly for my tip maintenance. Various coins (pennies for use in One Pocket, and a roll of quarters just in case) Q Wiz shaft cleaner / polisher

I also have a training case, containing my arsenal of training materials. The case itself is a Stanley FatMax tool case. It is very cool, and has plenty of room for everything: • Laptop computer & camera: I use these to do video analysis of your fundamentals—stance and stroke for the most part. It is a tremendous tool to help you see where you might need some improvement! • Several copies of Progressive Practice Drills by The San Francisco Billiard Academy. This is a fantastic tool to help identify and subsequently improve different parts of your game. Thanks, Bob Jewett! • Several training cue balls, including: Jim Rempe Training Ball and Elephant Practice Billiard Balls • Dress-maker’s chalk: This is very cool. It is a retractable chalk pencil that allows me to draw on the table without permanently ruining the cloth. Bob Jewett turned me on to this, and it’s a fantastic tool. It’s also perfect for marking the rack location on the table for a game of Straight Pool. • Two different Ghost Ball Trainers: There are many different ways to teach aiming. Some like the ghost ball method, and this helps them visualize the ghost ball. • Total Shot Trainer: In addition to teaching the ghost ball aiming method, this helps you visualize cue ball paths after the cue ball strikes the object ball. Developed by Nick Varner. (continued on page 38)

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THIN TO WIN During the late 1990’s I spent a lot of time competing in tournaments at Shannon Daulton’s All-Star Billiards in Somerset, Kentucky. Shannon’s tournaments were always popular and he always had a way of drawing the most talented players in the area. In fact, I can recall one occasion where North Carolina native, Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant visited his poolroom.

Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his poolplaying career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition.

At that time, Bryant was a strong road player displaying powerful offensive skills. One Saturday afternoon he entered Shannon’s monthly 9-Ball tournament. The fields were always tough, but I knew that Bryant would be a significant force in an already formidable field. During a normal tournament Shannon usually drew around 40 talented players.  However, Bryant was such a powerful breaker and skilled ball runner that local tournament legend Mike Blevins stated that he didn’t believe that Bryant would be beat. As the tournament progressed, Bryant ran rack after rack. The local competition seemed to be no match for him, but it wasn’t long until we were pitted against one another in the semi-finals of the event.   I knew that for me to win I was going to have to play my very best. We were racing to 6 games. The match seesawed back and forth with me leading the match by a score of 5-4. In game number 10, I broke the balls and ran down to the 7 and was left with a very thin cut shot, as pictured in the diagram below. As I lined up on the shot, I knew that speed would be a critical element in pocketing the ball. In fact, before the match I had learned a valuable lesson watching Shannon Daulton play Charlie Bryant some one-pocket. During their practice session, Charlie lost a game shooting the same shot that I was currently facing. After Charlie missed the ball, Shannon said, “You have got to hit that ball with some speed. You didn’t hit it with a full stroke. Your aim on that shot is only as good as the speed that you hit it with.” I knew that Shannon was referring to friction induced throw. If you strike a thin cut shot too soft friction will drag the object ball off

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the intended target line. Essentially, you can strike the object ball in the correct place and still miss the ball.

I remember pondering their conversation as I got down to shoot my shot. At that point, I got back up off the shot and reset myself. I knew that I needed to hit the shot with top left spin and a firm speed in order to give myself the best possible chance to win. Shooting the shot firm reduces friction induced throw giving you a much truer aim. After carefully contemplating what to do, I executed the shot perfectly, falling in line on the 8-ball to get to the 9. I then pocketed the remaining balls to win the match.

After the match was over, Charlie shook my hand and congratulated me on my victory saying, “Son, you are hitting the balls awfully good! I knew that 7 wouldn’t be easy, but you hit it perfectly. Speed was crucial on that shot. Hitting thin cut shots too soft can be a real aiming barrier. You deserved to win that game!” I told him that I was very fortunate to hear his conversation with Shannon before the match. He said, “Yes, it’s just like Shannon said, no matter what aiming system you use it’s completely worthless if the shot isn’t struck with the correct speed.” Always remember that speed control is critical. The best aiming system in the world doesn’t mean a thing if you strike the shot too soft. So the next time you have to go thin to win remember to strike the shot firm and you will increase your chances of pocketing the ball by a significant margin.

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We have an article coming in the August issue from an interview we are doing in July about ... “You can’t play because you are too good.” Suppose you are a young woman, who has worked hard on your game for many years. Participates in the leagues and honed your skills. You practice, do drills, watch videos and practice some more. You play pool in leagues a couple of nights a week. You find you have a knack for the game and you improve. You work your way through the ranks and have finally come to the Master level. You have won National tournaments in Vegas, and state and regional tournaments. You don’t always win, but you win a good percentage of the time. Now you go to register for a regional tournament, like you have year after year, and the tournament directors refuse to allow you to play. The reason ... “you are too good.” WHAT? How can that be? If you are at the Master level, the highest level in leagues, why can’t you play? You are not asking to play against lower level players but other Masters. Isn’t everyone on an even playing field?

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Kim Benson dominates in her first appearance on NWPA on Jing’s mistakes as the match proceeded. Kim expanded her lead steadily throughout the match, allowing her opponent very few opportunities to find a rhythm. Kim defeated Jing 9-0 in just over an hour match to claim her first tour stop win on the NWPA. Congratulations to both ladies for an excellent tournament. With Jing’s finish, she maintained her position on top in overall standings. Suzanne jumped up 7 spots with her 3rd place finish, and Liz maintained 2nd place in overall standings coming in 4th place. Great tournament ladies! The NWPA’s next event is at The Parlor in Bellevue, WA on August 9-10. Eleven ladies returned on Sunday for the $200 added Second Chance tournament. There was no entry fee with the extra money and the true double elimination tournament was a race to 3 on the A side and race to 2 on the B side. Rebecca Slyter ended up winning top prize, defeating Mary Coffman two sets in the final. Good work ladies, nice shooting.

Left to right: Jing Liu 2nd place, Ford tournament director, Kim Benson 1st place. On June 21-22, 2014, the NWPA’s fourth tour stop of 2014 was hosted by The Black Diamond in Spokane, Washington. The Black Diamond added $500 to the event and a Kwikfire Cue Raffle (donated by Suzanne Smith) added another $350 to the prize fund ($250 to the main event and $100 to the Second Chance.) The NWPA would like to thank our sponsor Ozone Billiards and Volturi for their support for the 2014 season. Please check out their websites and show them your appreciation at www.ozonebilliards. com and www.volturicases.com. The NWPA tour standings and 2014 schedule are available at www.nwpatour.wordpress.com and is sanctioned by the WPBA. All skill levels are welcome to play and players can accrue points towards their semiprofessional status while gaining experience playing some of the top women players in the northwest. Twenty-seven ladies came out to compete Saturday morning. New players to the tour included Kim Benson (HI), Christy Morgan (ID), and Cheryl Rosean (MT) . The tournament was run on 8 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crowns with Rail2Rail Productions providing a free live stream all weekend. The format was a race to 7, alternating break, 9 ball, with a race to 6 on the B side. There were several first round byes, but play sped right along. Sunday morning, only eight players remained. A side match ups included Suzanne Smith vs. Liz Cole and Jing Liu vs. Kim Benson. Suzanne and Jing both advanced through their morning matches,

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by the scores of 7-5 and 7-3, advancing them to the hot seat match. Jing and Suzanne battled it out in a hill-hill match up where a failed safe by Jing looked to be all the opportunity Suzanne would need to advance to her first final of the 2014 season. Suzanne missed an open shot on the 7 ball to leave Jing tough. Jing proceeded to pocket each of the last balls, culminating with an amazing 9 ball shot to advance to the finals and solidify her position on top of the tour’s overall standings. B side match ups included Amber Foster vs. Patricia Tipton and Carissa Biggs vs. Mary Olson. Amber and Mary both advanced through their morning matches by the same score of 6-5. Fired up from their morning losses Liz and Kim rallied back through their next round, by the score of 6-4 and 6-2. Liz then squared off against Kim. Kim maintained a lead throughout the match and advanced by the score 6-4. Kim then played Suzanne, and Kim looked to be well on her way when a stumble on her final 8 ball allowed Suzanne back to the table with a fairly easy 2 ball out. Suzanne pocketed the 8 ball and scratched, giving Kim ball in hand to win the set 6-4. Jing Liu path to the final: Rebecca S (6), Kim T (1), Patricia T (4), Kim B (3), Suzanne S (6) Kim Benson path to the final: Dyamelle C (3), Natalie S (6), Elizabeth J (3), loss to Jing L (3), Mary O (2), Liz C (4), Suzanne S (4) The final was one race to 9, alternating break. Throughout the entire final, Kim shot with such amazing confidence and precision, ultimately only missing four balls throughout the set, capitalizing

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Lovely Wins

RESULTS

Skip Maloney - AzBilliards.com TALLAHASSEE, FL Back in January, when the Tiger Florida Tour was the Flamingo Tour, Dana Aft, from Atlanta, GA, made a trip south to compete in that tour’s debut event. She went undefeated through a field of 39, and later, on her Facebook fan page, made a casual comment about the girls from Florida getting together sometime with the girls from Atlanta. “I was really impressed with the level of play of all the Florida girls!!,” is what Aft actually wrote. “I think they should take a road trip and meet the rest of the Atlanta girls sometime.” Betty (Sessions) Lea, from Atlanta, a long-time tour director read the comment and got the ball rolling, eventually communicating with Mike Zingale of Zingale’s Billiards in Tallahassee to create the Zingale’s Amateur Ladies Tournament, held on the weekend of June 21-22. Tom Gedris of Triple Cross Cues contributed a cue to the event, while Mike Zingale added a Predator Cue, and cookies from his mother, Linda. The $1,000-added (plus two cues and cookies) event drew 18 women from a variety of locations to Zingale’s and was won by Ohio’s Liz Lovely, who got by Atlanta’s Dana Aft twice to claim the title. Betty Lea ended up winning the event’s $250-added Second Chance Tournament, which drew 9 entrants. In the main event, the two former junior champions, Lovely and Aft, advanced to the hot seat match, once Lovely had downed Autumn Duncan 9-5 and Aft had survived a double hill fight versus Nicole Keeney. Lovely took the first of two against Aft and waited in the hot seat. Keeney and Duncan moved to the loss side, where they were met by Jeannie Seaver (one of the co-tour directors/creators of the event) and Roe Guarnero. Seaver had defeated Cheryl Pritchard 7-1 and Samantha Kikuchi, double hill. Guarnero had eliminated Betty Lea 7-5 and Jeannie Seaver’s sister, Vanessa, double hill. Keeney and Duncan got right back to work; Keeney defeating Jeannie Seaver 7-4 and Duncan downing Guarnero 7-5. Keeney took the quarterfinal match versus Duncan 7-2, to earn a re-match versus Aft in the semifinals. Aft, though, earned her second shot against Lovely with a 7-5 win in those semifinals. Lovely earned her $715, first-place prize, and a Predator Cue with a 9-6 win over Aft in the finals. Lea, in the second chance event, took home the $170 firstplace prize and the Triple Cross Cue. In addition to $120 for her second-place finish in the Second Chance event, Samantha Kikuchi picked up a $50 gift certificate for Pool Dawg.

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The heart-pounding excitement of the Opening Ceremonies at the 34th Annual VNEA World Pool Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada was the perfect setting for the induction of the newest members of the VNEA Hall of Fame. With players gathered from all over the world and all of VNEA’s dignitaries in attendance, the stage was set for the introduction of the 2014 VNEA Amateur Pool Player Hall of Fame inductees. Receiving this prestigious honor, along with an exclusive Hall of Fame Jacket, Certificate and limited edition VNEA Hall of Fame Trading Card Set, were the following players: • Ted Basset - Aactive Coin (Manitoba) • April Bedard Smith - Wal-Mac Amusements (Alberta) • Scott Davey - Games People Play (CO) • Gary Miller - D & R Star (MN) • Jack Reid - Ontario Skill Games (Ontario) At the conclusion of the induction ceremonies, the new Hall of Fame members cordially mingled with admirers and signed autographs for those seeking keepsakes. The “2014 Class” brings the VNEA Hall of Fame Membership to 106 players. Our congratulations to these very special players.

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Pictured above: Ricky Evans, Taylor Reynolds, Nick Evans, April Larson Photo courtesy of Ricky Bryant June 27, 2014 (Englewood, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) wrapped up its 26th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships June 24-27, 2014. 79 billiard student-athletes represented 21 states at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky for this year’s event which took place in conjunction with the Billiard Congress of America 2014 Summit. The winners from each of the four age divisions received academic scholarships, engraved trophies, Poison player equipment packages, Falcon cue and case packages, Dr. Dave Billiard University packages, and more. Along with their victories, they also earned entries into the 2014 WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Shanghai, China November 15-19. History was made this year! For the first time of the BEF Junior Nationals, two brothers both won their respective age divisions with matching final scores of 9-6! St. Peters, Missouri’s 17-year-old Nick Evans and his 13-year-old brother Ricky Evans both went undefeated through their brackets to take home the gold. Older brother Nick finished in the top 12 of last year’s World Junior Championships in Johannesburg, 9614 E Sprague Spokane, WA 99206 509-891-8357

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What is it all about? Hey pool shooters, ball whackers, Billiard Buddies, WHATEVER… This is just a quick look see at this new game in town called ARACKINGPHOBIA.com. This is an on-line pool hall club where we hold a one shot tournament every month called “THE SHOT OF THE MONTH”. Simply make a video, (with your phone or however you want), of your best shot this month. You can recreate the shot if you need to. Call your shot to help keep it clean. Send it to our video page on the website through YOU-TUBE. All shots will be posted to the site so you can see every shot entered. If your shot is judged to be the best you will win the GRAND PRIZE. This month the grand prize will be $250.00. Future prizes will go up as we get more and more members. Click on our ad to go to the site! You also receive an official ARACKINGPHOBIA T-shirt when you join. Please visit the web-site to see one of our girls modeling our shirt! We really think you’ll like the shirt, (and the model too…. Down boy!).

We have only been at this idea for one month and we would LOVE to hear from you. If you think it’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard of, then let us know. We will appreciate all comments and suggestions. We advertise in this really nice magazine because if we were ripping you off you would complain to them and they would kick us out. When we do get this machine cranked up we will be adding more ARACKINGPHOBIA merchandise like shot glasses, coasters, hats, ash trays, beer steins,…..you get it!

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Triple Play In an amazing display of talent beyond his young years, 14 year old Houston local Joey Torres blazed through a field of 37 players, going undefeated to win the Poison by Predator Tour Open 8-Ball event on June 8th, 2014, held at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. This was a third consecutive tournament win for Torres, winning two previous Lone Star Tour amateur events, upgrading Torres to “open division” player status. From start to finish Torres played incredible, ousting a plethora of talent including Nick Hood, 4-0, Sonny Bosshamer, Marvin Diaz, 4-2, Danny Roland, 4-3, finishing up with contender Erik Renteria for the hot seat, 4-0. With a purse nearing $3,000, the event kicked off around 2:30pm along with the PxP Tour live stream and a string of deafening upsets. In the second round Bob McFerren defeated #2 ranked PxP player, Rafael Martinez, 4-3. Danny Roland leveled the playing field, taking a bite out of Ernesto Bayaua, 4-3, and Manny Chau, 4-1. Finding himself in the finals more often than not, Erik Renteria beat Kevin Clemons, 4-1, Kevin Bivens, 4-2, and David Taylor, 4-3, while former Lone Star Tour Champion Danny Lee won his bid for the final four with wins over Derrell Taylor, Bill Fain, 4-2, and Will Felder, 4-0. In the winners’ side final four, Renteria slid by Lee while Torres escaped Roland, by the same score, 4-3. Torres’ momentum proved insurmountable for Renteria who lost the hot seat match, 4-0. On the one loss side, Chau defeated Dalton Riley and Danny Lee while Martinez set the chart on fire with 8 consecutive wins, including knockouts over tour veterans Sonny Bosshamer and David Taylor. Martinez ended a great run by Roland, eliminated Chau, 4-1, and moved on to Renteria. In the first game, Renteria set the tone with a break and run. Martinez was down 2-1 until an unforced error by Renteria propelled him to a 4-2 victory. Torres and Martinez teed off for the final match. From start to finish Torres held complete control leaving Martinez a total of 3 offensive shots the entire set. Torres swept Martinez, 4-0. Aside from his tournament earnings, Torres won a paid 9-ball entry ($75) into the Space City Open to be held December 4th-7th, 2014 at Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/spacecityopen. The Poison by Predator Tour would like to recognize Delta-13 as its official rack and the APA of North Harris County as its official league. Become a PxP Tour Player, membership is free! For more information visit www.PxPTour.com.

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THE TERMINATOR SNAPS IT OFF By Ted Lerner - WPA Press Officer Photos Courtesy of Richard Walker (Doha, Qatar)--Finally, Niels Feijen snapped off the big one. And fittingly he did it in typical Niels Feijen style. Putting in a career defining workman-like performance, the Dutch veteran, for years known as one of pool’s hardest workers, used every single tool in his vast arsenal, and grinded his way to a hard earned 13-10 victory over Austria’s Albin Ouschan to win the 2014 World 9-ball Championship at the Al Saad Sports Club in Doha. The victory was Feijen’s first ever World 9-ball Championship and came 15 years after he first turned pro. Along the way the Dutchman has consistently played at the highest levels of the sport, winning tournaments and accolades around the globe. But he’s also had his share of near misses and bitter disappointments, most notably two straight finals losses at the World 8-ball Championship in 2010 and 2011, the former a hill-hill barn burner. Feijen’s also had to deal with talk from some pool circles over the last few years that perhaps that he might never win the big one, and that he would be forever known as a great player who failed to reach the super elite. But as has been typical of his style for years, the 37 year old Feijen kept his nose to the grindstone, working hard on his game, adding missing details like a tactical game, psychology, and perhaps most importantly a family life with his wife and young daughter. Albin OuschanThe work, discipline, dedication

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Austrian capitalized on some early mistakes by Chang and took an early lead. Chang tied the match at three, but Ouschan won the next three and never looked back. Chang didn’t find his wonderful stroke until the 14th rack, but by then, down 9-5, it was too late. After an hour’s rest, Feijen and Ouschan came back for the race to 13 final, and considering how both had played in the semis, as well as the previous days, it was difficult to predict who would come out on top. Feijen seemed to get the majority of nods, if only because he was so much more experienced than Ouschan. But all week Ouschan had shown the ability to persevere, and to take a lead when it counted most. Right from the start in the final, Ouschan continued his quiet and focused approach as he went up 2 – 0, first with a brake and run, then by forcing Feijen to foul. Niels got one back but gifted Ouschan in the next frame with a miss on the 5-ball to make the score 3-1. Feijen finally started to find his rhythm as he notched the next four frames, including two via break and runs, to go up 5-3. Ouschan then grabbed the next two to tie at 5-5, as the two battled in the trenches for each and every ball. Feijen won a terrific safety battle in the next rack to go up by one. But then Ouschan countered with two of his own to retake the lead at 7-6. Feijen returned the favor with a two-pack to go up 8-7. He would never trail again. Feijen got a lucky break in the next frame when the 1 ball peaked out after a failed jump by Ouschan, and a solid clear put him up by two, 9-7. Feijen looked to be going up by three in the next rack but he missed a makeable 9-ball and now only led by one again. At this point the match was downright testy, as both players didn’t want to give an inch. But Feijen’s maneuvering in the next two frames showed his class and pretty much sealed the deal. After a safety battle, the Dutchman deftly potted a ball and broke up a cluster to open the table for the clear. Then Feijen got Ouschan to foul off another terrific safety to get his first three rack lead, 11-8. A subsequent break and run put Feijen on the hill and one away from glory. But as was typical of Ouschan all week, he simply wouldn’t quit. After a break and run, he cleared off a mistake by Feijen to make the score 12-10 to apply some serious heat. With the pressure building the pair duked it out yet again in the next rack. Feijen, now clearly under duress, was forced to give up the table after leaving the 5-ball near the side pocket. Ouschan could have jumped and potted the 5, but he chose to kick down and up table to try and slide the 5-ball in. Instead the cue missed the orange ball by a hair resulting in a foul. With ball in hand, Feijen simply had to connect the dots. As the last 9-ball fell, Feijen partially collapsed onto the table in sheer relief and

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disbelief that he had finally won the big one. Afterwards, an emotional and overjoyed Feijen talked about the flood of emotions he had experienced throughout the match, and how he had to constantly fight the demons that were taunting him. He also rightfully wasn’t shy about taking personal credit for all the hard work that he had put in to reach this momentous point in his career. “The hardest thing in that match was not thinking about winning,” Feijen said. “I was so nervous in the beginning because all those demons came back from those two losses in the 8-ball. And then I got down 3-1, then I tied it at three and then I got into it. “My tactical game was huge. My break wasn’t working at all. I got hooked so many times. I was kicking safe, I was playing safe, so that got me in the match. So it was a big old battle. The tactics was huge. “From midway I started playing real good I think. A couple of mistakes, then I got up 12-8. And then you’re mind’s going crazy. You start thinking about winning, you thinking ‘please give me one chance and I can win,’ you’re daydreaming about the speech, the title. That’s the hardest thing, to stay composed. “I think I really deserve it. You just gotta go grab it. Nobody’s going to give it to you. It was the fight of staying composed, patience, executing well and blocking out all those bad things and the good things. The hardest thing was staying in the moment. And I think I did really well and in the end I finally snapped it off. “You don’t get many finals in your life. Some people never get one chance to get a final. It took me a couple of years to get a final again and this is the first 9-ball final I had. I was thrilled to get a chance and I said go ahead and take this chance.” Ouschan , while clearly disappointed, remained as stoic after the match as he had been all week on the table. “In the middle of the match I was a little bit too nervous,” Ouschan said. “ In the beginning everything was perfect. I made one bad mistake and then everything turned. I couldn’t find my rythym again. He got lucky two times, but that’s pool. He deserves to win.” Indeed, everyone who watched the match would agree with that notion. With his solid work ethic and good attitude, Feijen is one of the game’s good guys. When asked if the win would change his life, the new World 9-ball Champion said no. But he is certainly going to savor his hard earned success for many years to come. “Nothing’s going to change. I got back to my girls. I’ll just be happy being home. Prepare for the next event. I don’t let things go to my head. When I get home I’m just a regular dad. I get my daughter again so I got work. My life’s not going to change. This is just the cherry on top of the ice cream to win it finally.” Feijen pocketed $30,000 for the victory, while Ouschan took home $15,000.

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CLASSIC INTERMEDIATE/MASTERS 50+ 8-BALL 1ST $450 RICK TONJUM (MN) 2ND $300 TIM JOSEPH (ID) 3RD $200 BLAIR LAWSON (MB) 4TH $100 DENNIS WOOLLEY (IN) INTERMEDIATE SCOTCH DOUBLES 1ST $500 C. HONEMAN & J. BECKEMEYER (CO) 2ND $275 S LARAMEE & F. GIROUX (QU) 3RD $175 S. SMITH & M. JUSTICE (CO) 4TH $110 J. HUNDT & J. OLDENBURG (WI) 5-6 $55 K. YOUNG & M. JANULEK (AK) R. FORTIN & M. LACOMBE (QU) OPEN DOUBLES 1ST $400 A. SISNEROS & J. LOPEZ (CO) 2ND $200 K. BOON & R. GARDENHIRE (KS) 3RD $150 T. KOPFLE & K. DYER (FL) 4TH $100 J. MCBRYDIE & T. PIDBOROCHYNSKI (AB) REGULAR SCOTCH DOUBLES 1ST $1105 J. GUZMAN & D. BENNETT (IA) 2ND $800 T. FAULK & L. FAULK (NC) 3RD $700 S. TONJES & C. PALMER (MI) 4TH $500 D. MOFFAT & B. BELOBRADIC (ON) 5-6 $300 C. SIMMONDS & S. ATKINSON (AB) G. HENDRICKSON & T. BROWN ND) 7-8 $200 A. EVRENIADIS & D. WHITCOMB (AUS) S. ALLSUP & J. OSBORN (NV) 9-12 $150 C. MCLEAN & S. SCHRAM (MB) D. NOUSEK & R. ANDERSON (ON) G. FEYEN & M. PODJASKI (WI) J. LEVENHAGEN & R. KUKLA (NV) 13-16 $75 B. MOWERY & C. REEDER (PA) D. CHURCH & A. NICKLIN (AB) J. FINN & M. VAKAMPEN (IA) S. GOURLEY & N. MOORE (ON)

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The Greatest by:

Don Akerlow DES MOINES, IA Imagine if you will, walking into a pool hall perhaps any pool hall or even your favorite. You look around and see the place is virtually full. A few tables in the back are open but 90% of the tables are full. Leagues, Juniors, a tournament that started on Friday and a 9-Ball tournament that started Saturday. This is a Sunday, late afternoon, where most pool halls would be dead as a door nail. Maybe some leagues playing but it’s the last day of a weekend. People are enjoying themselves, talking, engaging, playing pool. You have heard that pool is dying, maybe even dead. It is a myth, especially at Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, Iowa. There were some 40 pool tables most of which I can assume were 7 footers. The atmosphere is on fire. The One Pocket Tournament is gearing up for the finals that is being live streamed. There are 4 players left in the 9-Ball. People interacting, watching, talking about this shot or that shot. Was I dreaming or was I somewhere back in the 80’s or maybe even the early 90’s? Where pool was jumping, pool was vibrant, pool was fun and the players were enthusiastic. Did I take a time machine back in time? I think not. I’m at Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, Iowa and what I see I am pleased with. I immediately take out my camera and start shooting photos. Most of the players I don’t know but after watching them I know they are players.

Pool is not dead! Let me repeat myself, Pool is NOT dead! Let me back up to when the tournament started, on the weekend of June 20-22, 2014. There was wall to wall action. Players came from 20 states to participate at the tournaments. Starting Friday with a $1,000 entry One Pocket Tournament and $5,000 added to the pot. JOSH Almost $15,000 in the Calcutta. The winner would take home $10,000! There was a 16 player field for One Pocket promoted and organized by Scott Frost. One of the best One Pocket players in the country. The field saw notable players like Chip Compton, Justin Bergman, Joey Grey, Cliff Joyner, Jose Parica, Sylver Ochoa, Whitey Walker, Dee Atkins, Jeremy Jones, Danny Smith, Jason Chance, Troy Honeycutt, Richie Richardson, Josh Roberts and Justin Hall. In the finals from the one loss side was Josh Roberts from Columbia, South Carolina. Josh beat Cliff Joyner in the first round, then lost to Danny Smith in the 2nd round. Meeting up with and beating Jeremy Jones, then Jose Parica, Justin Hall, and in the point game of the one loss side meeting Scott Frost. Justin Bergman out of High Pockets Billiards in Memphis, TN, in the first round beat Jeremy Jones, then Whitey Walker, Justin Hall, and in the point

ROBERTS match Richie Richardson to await the winner of Josh Roberts and Richie Richardson. Josh won to meet Justin in the finals. Justin takes a 3-1 lead in a race to 4 then Josh ties it up hill-hill and wins the first set. Both Josh and Justin jump up to go lag for the second set when Ray Hansen from PoolActionTV who was live streaming all weekend needed time to set up the live streaming to stop and start for the second set. The players decided to take a break. Josh was playing like he was on fire. Josh is a younger player who may have shown less patience and wouldn’t wait for a better shot and sometimes he got over aggressive and sometimes he missed but even so he played like a veteran making shot after shot to win the second set to take down the One Pocket Championship. In conjunction with the One Pocket Tournament was the Hunter Cole Benefit 9-Ball Tournament with a packed field of 92 players all vying for first place prize money. Hunter has been battling cancer his whole life

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SKYLER WOODWARD

There was a lot of action throughout the weekend between players. I remember some players talking and saying that it was almost like being back in Johnson City. For those of you who do not know what Johnson City was, imagine all the pool hustlers getting together and playing for money in one location. Action all the time. All night long. If you couldn’t last playing for big money for 36 hours, don’t play.

Big Dog’s had a lot of action games after the tournaments were over. Many of the pro players stayed around. There was $1,000 - 10 ball action, $20 per rail bank, Ring games, $200-$300-$500 One Pocket Challenges, all of which drew huge crowds. There was action every night for 3 or 4 days after the tournament finished. That is a testament to a truly great pool hall. The benefit was a huge success, the green fees from the 9-Ball tournament and 10% of the player auctions ($2,117) were donated to Hunter along with an addition percentage from the player auction money ($1,610) from the One Pocket event. Randy Hanson and James Landrum owners of Big Dog Billiards would like to thank Scott Frost for coming to them with this project and all the effort he put out for planning, organizing and promoting this event. Larry Ross the major sponsor of the tournaments. Patrick Diveney from Diveney custom cues for donating a raffle cue, Dirk Howland from Viking cues for their donation of a raffle cue, Johnny Miller from Anglo Diamonds. Jon Brown for running and promoting the 9-Ball tournament, Ray Hansen from Pool Action TV for a great live streaming of the One Pocket event. The staff at Big Dogs that worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had a great time and last but not least all the players in attendance who made this event a success. Look forward to more great tournaments coming from Big Dog’s. Read Rackem Pool Magazine, mark your calendars and make your plans to attend the next one. More information will be coming.

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Skyler Woodward, one of the great younger players who has a lot of talent, seemed to be the player to beat in the 9 ball event. He went undefeated until the finals losing the first set to Dan Kuhl. Sky went on to win the second set and the championship.

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Press Release New OB Plus Shafts now available We are very excited to announce the launch of a new era for our company and a new era for performance pool cue shafts. Since 2005, the design and performance of the OB Shafts have remained mostly unchanged....until now. Introducing OB Plus Shafts: The original laminated SR6 construction that we have used for the last 9 years has now been changed to a solid maple SR6+ construction. All new OB Plus Shafts will come with a lifetime warranty against warpage! The tip end mass in the new shafts has been reduced by an average of 13%. Less tip end mass is the primary key to less cueball deflection. You reduce the tip end mass and you reduce cueball deflection. The carbon fiber pad and ferrule have been redesigned for improved strength and performance. The pad on the Classic+ and Pro+ shafts is now recessed into the top of the ferrule. The ferrule material on the Classic+ and Pro+ shafts is now linen melamine which is even stronger than before. The maple that we are using on all of the new shafts is a higher grade that looks better and feels smoother. In summary, our new shafts are built stronger, have a lifetime warpage warranty, play better, look better, feel better and are still 100% made in the USA! The new OB Plus shafts are replacing our current OB shafts and are available to order now and will start shipping next week on June 27th. You can order online directly from OB or you can contact your nearest dealer for availability and pricing. OB is headquartered in Plano, Texas and is a leading manufacturer of high performance pool cues and pool cue shafts made 100% in the USA since 2005. For more information on OB Cues or OB shafts or to become an authorized dealer, please visit www.obcues.com

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Setting the record straight

on Aramith® phenolic billiard (and pool and snooker and pyramid and carom) balls.

Aramith® brand phenolic billiard balls. An industry standard for decades and the best-in-class product for all cue-sprort games worldwide. Did you ever wonder about the pool balls on your table? Aramith has been producing phenolic balls for pool for over fifty years. Currently, Aramith billiard balls account for 80% of the global market for billiard balls. Recently, some other phenolic balls have entered the U.S. market and some misleading rumors have been circulated in the industry. Here are some facts that you will find interesting.

Aramith®. The True Belgian Billiard Balls 1) Resin content As you know, “competitors” claim their resin is made of 85% phenolic, so they admit it’s a blend. Because of this, it is understandable that the behavior and playability of these new balls is somewhat strange and unpredictable. Bad playability of the cue ball seems unanimous, skids are constantly reported, but sometimes it is also reported that the cue ball “grabs”. The Aramith® balls (not just the Super Aramith Pro, but also the Premium and Premier sets) are made of over 98 % of pure genuine phenolic resin, the balance being the color (dyes or pigments) and additives. 2) Weight tolerance “Competitors” also claim that their specification is 169.5 +/- 0.5 grams. We have several sets at the factory in Belgium and not one set meet these specifications. Not only they just don’t weigh 169.5 grams in average (the mean is actually around 168.5 or 169g), but the variation is far bigger than 1 gram, in some cases bigger than 2g within one set, and we have another set that has over 2.5g within the set and we do not think that we have received the worst sets for testing.

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Aramith® has never claimed false specs. We are well within official specifications for all sets, and regarding the Super Aramith® Pro, the Centennial® and the Tournament sets, we sort all balls within each set to have less than +/1.5 g total tolerance. 3) Quality Because the “competitors” admit that their resin is a blend, their “phenolic” statement can be misleading. Even within pure phenolic resins there are different grades and qualities. We have discovered that there are bubbles in the “competitors” balls as it is shown in the attached picture. We will now talk about Aramith®resin to differentiate from the other so-called “phenolic”. The intrinsic quality of the “competitors” set is near the Aramith®Premier set when there are no bubbles. However, they imitate the look of the superior quality Super Aramith®Pro in order to try to increase their perceived value which just confuses the customer. Because they have imitated the look of the Super Aramith®Pro balls, they sell their balls at a price over 80% more expensive than the Aramith®Premier set, which is actually the equivalent quality. It’s just like selling a car that looks like the high-end Mercedes or Cadillac, and asking for a price slightly lower than the genuine article. You are better off buying the superior Aramith® PREMIUM set for 40% less than the “competitors” set, and you’ll have a better set of balls.

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4) Duramith™ The Duramith™ technology has been developed by Aramith® many years of R&D, in order to optimize and enhance the Aramith® resin quality, and more specifically its molecular crosslinking, leading to an extended life time. It is presently used only with the Tournament™ pool set (and the purple logo Magnetic cue ball). We guaranty that nobody else has this technology. 5) Environment Quality also means respecting the environment. Throughout our process we use complex equipment to comply with and even exceed European environmental standards and laws which are the world’s most demanding. Our facility is regularly monitored with audits performed by regulatory authorities. Aramith®... THAT’S HOW I ROLL

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NICKNAME: The Terminator HOME TOWN: Victorville, CA BIRTH DATE: 11/29/1998 GRADE: 10th GPA: 3.4 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Chemistry POOL ROOM(S) WHERE YOU PLAY: Gary’s Victor Billiards-Victorville, CA Mickey’s Cues and Brews-Las Vegas, NV Cue Club-Las Vegas, NV WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? McDermott w/ Predator Shaft McDermott Stinger Jump/Break McDermott w/ OB Shaft (Masse) AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? 11 years old LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? Right TITLES / HIGHEST FINISHES: 4th-Junior Nationals 2013 1st-Colorado State 9-Ball Championships 2nd-California State 9-Ball MOST MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: Taking 1st at the Colorado State 9-Ball Championships. FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Mumford and Sons HOBBIES: Baseball, Umpiring, Collecting Baseball Cards FAVORITE POOL GAME: 9- ball FAVORITE POOL PLAYER: Shane Van Boening FAVORITE FOOD: Lobster REAL-WORLD HERO: My Dad FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Planning and executing a week-long recycling program that raised $750 for our schools technology department when I was in the 4th grade GOALS (personal and/or career): After I graduate high school I would like to go to Harvard and study law. I do plan on becoming a professional pool player but if that doesn’t become reality then I want to become some sort of criminal defense lawyer

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Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 8-Ball Open Handicap $5+$2+1 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

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

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

DAY Mondays Wednesdays Fridays Sat/Sun

CITY Reno Reno Reno Reno

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

DAY Mondays

CITY Capitola Sacramento

PHONE

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

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

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

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Call $5/player

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

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

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

ENTRY $15 $15 $15 $20

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

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

EVENT / RULES WorldPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball NPL 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball Bar Table 9-Ball Handicap

ENTRY ADDED $12 $100 $5 Call $20 Call $10 $5-$15 $50 $5 Matching $5 Matching $10 Break Pot $10 $100 w/32 $20 Call $10 $100 w/20 $12 $5/player

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ENTRY

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Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call Hard Times (see ad p7) 562-867-7733 5th Annual 10-Ball Open $125-limit 96 $5,000 The Cue Ball (see ad p8) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 Match Ups (see ad p21) 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Singles Varies Call BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-9-Ball Teams Varies Call BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Sc Dbls Varies Call BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Singles Varies Call BCAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 BCAPL Nationals-8-Ball Teams Varies Call USAPL Nationals (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 USAPL-Singles & Teams Varies Call WPA (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 WPA World Artistic-Open/W/Jr Varies Call CSI (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 CSI Invitational 8-Ball Call $16,000 CSI (see ad Apr) 702-719-7665 CSI Invitational 10-Ball Call $16,000 Zoosters (see ad p10) 503-407-1155 Saturday Special 8-Ball $10 Call Wreck Room (see ad p11) 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call Diamond Billiards (see ad p17) 209-577-1447 8-Ball $20+$2 g.f. $200 Zoosters (see ad p10) 503-407-1155 3 Per. Team Rnd Robin 8-Ball-Max 16 $60 (incl. g.f.) Cue-Topia (see ad p9) 253-512-6898 BTRT 220 Tri-Annual $35 all div. Call Hard Times (see ad p7) 562-867-7733 TAD CUP $55 Call Cue-Topia (see ad p9) 253-512-6898 BTRT 198 Tri-Annual $35 all div. Call Kolby’s (see ad p22) 503-393-POOL Open Scotch Doubles 8-Ball $60 incl. g.f. $700 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call The Cue Ball (see ad p8) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 NWPA (see ad p25) 206-920-1936 9-Ball Stop $45 $750 w/33+ Match Ups (see ad p21) 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 Wreck Room (see ad p11) 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call TWCWT (see ad p20) 510-861-0829 9-Ball Tour Stop $30 Call Vinnie’s Bar & Grill (see ad p7) 510-861-0829 8-Ball -Dave Piona Mem. $20 $500 Diamond Billiards (see ad p17) 209-577-1447 8-Ball $20+$2 g.f. $200 Black Diamond (see ad p24) 509-891-8357 9-Ball Spokane Open $100 incl g.f. $4,000 w/full field Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call The Cue Ball (see ad p8) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 TWCWT (see ad p20) 510-861-0829 9-Ball at Buffalo Billiards $30 Call NWPA (see ad p25) 206-920-1936 9-Ball Stop at Black Diamond $45 $750 w/33+ Match Ups (see ad p21) 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $20 $200 Wreck Room (see ad p11) 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call Sam’s Billiards (see ad p31) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call The Cue Ball (see ad p8) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 Western BCA (see ad p38) www.westernbca.org 9-Ball SD Open & Masters Varies Varies Western BCA (see ad p38) www.westernbca.org 9-Ball Men Masters A/B/Sr/Singles Varies Varies Western BCA (see ad p38) www.westernbca.org 9-Ball Wmn Masters A/B/Sr/Singles Varies Varies Western BCA (see ad p38) www.westernbca.org 9-Ball Men/Mixed/B/Women Teams Varies Varies Wreck Room (see ad p11) 303-412-0257 8-Ball Open Scotch Doubles Call Call TWCWT (see ad p20) 510-861-0829 9-Ball at Broken Rack $30 Call NWPA (see ad p25) 206-920-1936 9-Ball Stop $45 $750 w/33+

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