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THE WORLD OF POOL COMES TO TOWN Mike Segal, Nick Varner, Jim The Billiard Congress of Rempe along with seeing America 2001 International Mike Massey again, Jim Trade Expo - Las Vegas, Chapman and Herb Wilmot Nevada July 19 - 21 from Westar, Joe and The event was a huge Bridget Porper, Bob Meucci success. Imagine going to and the list goes on and on. your local billiard supply and It’s amazing after twelve just looking around only now years of talking to the there are 277 different majority of these people on billiard suppliers in 125,000 the phone such as Jason square feet. Talk about a “kid Bowman with APA, Joel in a candy store”, that’s the Shapiro with Viking Cue and way I felt! Jan McWorter president of I arrived on Thursday about the WPBA, to be able to put noon. This was my first trade faces with names of people show, so once I walked I’ve talked to. There are so through the door, got my many exhibits, it is virtually pass and everything then (l to r) Dave Anglum, Stephen Ducoff, Amy Long, John Lewis impossible to go through it went onto the actual floor in the three days that I was itself, what a sight! There were so many exhibitors, there, but I tried. I enjoyed meeting everyone. who knew where to begin first. I checked in with the On Saturday about 1 PM there was a press BCA booth, met Amy Long, John Lewis and a few of conference for all the Media. We were able to talk to the staff and sat and talked to them for awhile. I then the trade show representative as well as Amy Long, started to walk around. There and Stephen Ducoff with BCA. The majority of the were a few people I did want questions were asked concerning the upcoming to see on my list World Games in that were from Aikita, Japan Washington, August 16-26. Oregon, Idaho, How the decision Montana and was made as to California. This who was sent took me through from the United about half of my list States to the first day. participate. The (l to r) Don “Cheese” Akerlow, Karen Corr I had the priviledge women chosen of meeting BCA Hall of Fame were the top ladies of the WPBA. Since there wasn’t member Jimmy Caras. I also a men’s actual ranking, they were chosen by the John Lewis (standing) met Jeanette Lee, Ewa tournaments they played in throughout the last year Jimmy Caras Mataya Laurance, Megan and how they did with an artificial ranking system Smith, Tiffany Nelson, Karen Corr, Allison Fisher, this time. My concern was, “Is there going to be some by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow


All In The Attitude - McMinnville, Oregon (back l to r) Sharon McBride, Larry Burnett, John Vamos, Darren Reed (front l to r) Gary “Oz” Osbon, Peggy Barnes, Sharon Hall

See article by Randee Lee page 11


(BCA Trade Expo continued on page 18)

Winner of the Admiral World Pool Championship 2001 July 14 - 22, 2001 Cardiff International Arena Cardiff, Wales

Mika Immonen

Mika Immonen

(see article page 9)

Potluck - Spokane, Washington Megan Vandewall, Jean Hoberg, Roma Sinn, Virginia Loch, Joyce Fulford, Chris Mudnel, Myrna Davis


Bout Time - Great Falls, Montana Jason Tigart, Sky Tigart, Greg Richardson, Dee Richardson, Dana Jensen, Jack Pepos, Jeff Beattie, Andrea Grindeland See page 12 for more teams going to Las Vegas

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from: Linda Carter

chance they may get 2 such spots. The ACW is NOT having their This is an awesome opportunity for tournament in Sept. in Yakima on Sept. those trying to qualify for WPBA 22, but in Portland at Classic Billiards events, and also for those gals just on Sept. 8-9.  There will be a minigetting good enough to place in the top tournament on Friday. Also, Amateur 8 in their regional tours.  Even if you Nationals will be held Sept. 21-23 in are close, like top 16, some of those Athens, GA, so we did not want to may not get to go, so you would still conflict with that. have a chance to compete.  Payouts Now for the really exciting will be the top 48 and possibly all 64. news...Another good reason for playing So that makes your ranking in the ACW in the ACW, is that Mike Hurst from doubly important.  Try to the LA Regional Tour, has get to every tournament approached the WPBA for that you can.  I am not a big Regional Tour sure what rankings he will Championship where the be taking them from, so top 8 in each regional tour if you are somewhere in (8 tours = 64 players) would the top 20, you have a be invited to play.  It would chance to improve your be seeded so that no one in the months would have to play anyone CHAMPIONSHIP standings to come.  We will also from their own tour until the need your picture and 3rd round of the winner’s NOV 11-12, 2001 profile stat!  He wants to side.  Everything else will get the advertising laid out and ready be a blind draw.  The WPBA has to go.  Whoever goes, then he will have approved it and it will be held on Nov. the info all ready.  Please send me a 10-11 in the Los Angeles area.  That good picture of yourself (either by email means that each of the WPBA regional or snail mail), and a short bio with tours in the US will be battling it out.  If sponsors (if any) listed, hobbies, family you are in the top 16 of the ACW, members, job, how long you have been please plan on going now.  Entry fee playing, equipment, etc. will be $200 so start saving!  Top prize would be guaranteed entry (unpaid) to EVERY WPBA event next year!  No more qualifying!  There’s a


I am inviting all pool friends to my wedding to Michael Zimmerman on August 18th at the Lucky Star Pub. It will be lots of fun; with karaoke, dancing, trick shot shows, and a Scotch doubles pool tournament.  It is free entry with added money and the tables will be open.  Not only is it free and you can win money, but there will be several door prizes given out as well.  If you do not have a partner, we will blind draw one for you.  Downstairs where the ceremony will be at 1PM, will be non-smoking and children can attend as well.

Linda Carter Noriyo Yurino Sara Schwefel Kim Sijer Mary Hopkin Jo Woodward Julie Valdez Kim Gates Tamre Geene Rogers Maryann McConnell Kerry Impson Kathie MacDonald Felisa Delon Patty Macheras Bernie Foster Kathy Iwata


Also to be congratulated is Bernie Shotze’s in Everett was the host for the Foster who played well and finished her ACW women’s 9-ball tournament on June 23-24. Ford and Dave kept the highest ever, 7 th place. We look ladies happy, as did Tournament forward to seeing more high finishes Director Ted Woodward and Nationally from Bernie. Both Bernie and Kerry Certified Referee, Craig Arnold. $500 are regulars at Shotze’s, so it probably added and a wonderful fruit tray each felt very comfortable there. Welcome day made the weekend a delight. to our new players, Margie Ito from First matches began at 10 Portland, and Sherry am on Saturday, and the Griffin from Everett. air was laden with intent The ACW held a baby to win. In the end, 2 shower for member veterans rose to the top Andrea Ruth, who is of the pack, Kerry Impson expecting a baby boy in (nee’ Hartsfield) and August. Andrea scored a Linda Carter. Kerry has lot of great presents for been ranked as high as her little one, and the 18th with the WPBA, but games that were played at took time out to start her the shower were hilarious. family, while Linda Carter The ‘team’ of Julie and Vic is currently ranked 49th in Valdez and Sara the WPBA and moving Schwefel came up with up. some highly innovative Kerry began her winning answers! sojourn by routing players Our next stop will be at Kim Sijer 7-1, Junko Classic Billiards in Kerry Hartsfield-Impson Araki 7-2, and Tamre’ Portland on September 8Geene’-Rogers 7-1, before playing for 9. There will be a mini-tournament on the point. Kim Gates gave her a Friday night. For this tournament only, struggle there, but Kerry bested her 7please make checks payable to the 5, then waited to see who would be her ACW up to August 31. After that, cash only on Friday night. We look forward challenger in the finals. Linda Carter, sponsored by Viking to playing in the beautiful city of Cues and The White Buffalo in Portland, OR. See you there! Results: Kirkland, proved to be that challenger. Linda defeated Julie Valdez 7-5 and 1st Kerry Impson $388 Bernie Foster 7-2. (Bernie had just had 2nd Linda Carter 260 an exciting win over Jeanne Crowell 3rd Kim Gates 170 4th 7-6). Linda then lost to Kim Gates 5-7 Jo Woodward 100 to go over to the B-side on Sunday. 5th-6th Tamre’Geene’-Rogers 50 On Sunday, Linda had already made Mary Hopkin plans to leave early, so she could get 7th–8th Bernie Foster 30 ready to report in for shoulder surgery Sherry Griffith the following day at 6 am. However, Prize 9th-12th Junko Araki other plans prevailed. Linda, typically Margie Ito a slow starter, posted wins against Sara Schwefel Mary Hopkin 7-2, Jo Woodward 7-4, Kim Sijer and revenge against Kim Gates with the identical score of 7-5. Kim is a very strong player who was just coming off of a huge APA singles championship win. In the finals, Linda was still hoping to 1 get home early, but Kerry had other 2 ideas. Standing hill-hill and going for 3 the win on the 7, Kerry got herself in the only place on the table on the 8, 4 that would put her on the ugly side of 5 the 9. So she just stopped the cue ball 6 and accepted the long shot instead. 7 Trying to thin the 9-ball in however, 8 proved disastrous, as she overcut it 9 and missed the whole ball! 10 nd In the 2 set, Kerry had a good talk 11 with herself and came into it very 12 determined. After Linda tied it up 3-3, 13 Kerry took it from there, very focused 14 on not letting this one slip away. The final score was 7-3. Congratulations 15 for some fine playing, Kerry! 15


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Book Review By: Brad Gowin


A. S. Ross

Rack ‘em Daddy

As you walk into the former storage facility for the Northern Pacific Railway Company you find a touch of class and charm with what is now known as Montana Ale Works. It consists of a private dinning area called “The Grill Room”, protected patio seating, more booths inside, a social pool room and a hidden nook for video poker/keno players. The bar offers a selection of forty-two beers on tap and a variety of fine wines, it would surely satisfy anyone’s pallet. The restaurant has an extensive menu ranging from grilled salmon and T-bones to meat loaf and macaroni and cheese. The hours of business are 4pm-12am Sunday-Thursday, and 4pm-1am on Friday and Saturday. Among the diverse crowd attracted to this popular spot are couples and families. The friendly nonsmoking atmosphere is accompanied by carpeted floors and eight television sets. The abundance of natural lighting along with the wood ceiling and rafters highlight the spacious pool area. There are six regulation 4 X 8 tables and one snooker table, all pay by the hour, along with two coin-operated tables. The rate per hour is six dollars, even for the snooker table, and seventy-five cents per game for the coin operated tables. Montana Ale Works is located on East Main Street in downtown Bozeman. The unique building is easy to find and has been well liked since it opened early last year. Early arrival is recommended in order to enjoy the dinning and the entertainment that is offered. This is a great place to bring family, friends or that someone special.

J ammer ammer’’s Qualifier R esults by: Annie Gay

April 21, 2001 - Salem, OR After supplying the players with a variety of delicious breakfast specials cooked by Scott and Judy McComas, owners of Jammer’s Bar & Grill, hosted a 16player double elimination 8-Ball Tournament. As if the home-cooked food weren’t enough, Scott and Judy added a whopping $980 to the tournament payout. All the players competing in this special event were invited winners of Jamer’s weekly qualifier tournament that is held each Friday. Money from the tournament is carried over each week until 16 players are qualified to compete in the big “Winners Tournament”. The format was a race to 4 on the winners side and a race to 3 on the losers side, with a $10 entry fee. The winners of the tournament were: 1st Scott Reed Puyallup, WA $440 2nd Bob Heckel Salem, OR $330 3rd Israel Perez Tri Cities, WA $220 4th Tom Rossi Salem, OR $110 5th Juan Ibanez Salem, OR $ 40 + $19 (scratch pot) If you would like a chance to play in the next “Winners Tournament” you can stop by Jammer’s Bar & Grill in Salem, Oregon any Friday night to compete for your qualification for only a $6 entry fee. Players can sign up any time up to 7:15 pm and the tournament starts at 7:30. The rules for this exciting race are race to 2, ball in hand - call pocket and double elimination. Scott and Judy and all the folks at Jammer’s look forward to seeing you. (see ad page 3)


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“Rack ‘em Daddy” is one of the best, well written, entertaining instructional books I have ever read. The author, Jon Denn, must be some kind of genius. Geared for kids seven to adult, he has a way of presenting knowledge of the game to any age group while keeping it fun. I read this book to my daughter when she was seven years old. A couple Brad & Brayde Gowin of days later, we went to the poolroom. As we sat down, I noticed two people were playing one pocket. My daughter asked me,”What are they playing dad?”. I told her they were playing a game called one pocket. Then I used the terminology from the book and explained the principles and strategies of how to play one pocket. Immediately she started recognizing a good shot from a bad shot. She could actually sit there and enjoy the game with a knowledge of what was really happening! Since then, I have recommended this book to all of my beginning students. This is a must read for kids and adults. I have even benefited from this book! I’m sure you will too.

New ACW Shopping Mall from: Linda Carter Make this your home page. The ACW Emall has over 1,000 stores and links....all the major etailers, like Nordstrom, Walmart, Martha Stewart, Office Max, Sharper Image, Disney Store, KB Kids, Spencer’s, Petsmart, Hallmark, Priceline, Brooks Bros, Bugle Boy, Birkenstock, Bissell, Sotheby’s, Staples, Oriental Trading Co., Mattel, Hickory Farms, Harley Davidson, FTD, Gadget Universe, Franklin Mint, Dell, ESPN store and Delia’s. From Alzheimer’s support to Zany Brainy, you can buy food, vitamins, sports stuff, gifts, insurance, flowers, beads, airline and show tickets, books, CD’s, etc. Candles, electronics, astrology charts, stocks, credit cards, toys, cell phones, magazines, computers, cosmetics, glasses, perfume, jewelry, gardening supplies, auctions, get a different career, find college classes and financing, decorate your home, get a loan, and visit the only Ten Dollar Store on the internet! Also check out Not Tonight Deer! You can do this all in your pajamas, on secure servers. The ACW gets a commission from every purchase. So it is easy to give on things you would buy every day anyway. And the neat part of it is that you can make your own mall or specialty mall, and the ACW will benefit from purchases made at your mall as well. You could do really well in your own business and possibly help the ACW at the same time. Thank you in advance.


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August 2001


The APA is always looking for ways to give our members the best when it comes to the sport of pool. Recently, the APA has been a sponsor a variety of professional billiard events. This past January, the APA was a sponsor of the Third Annual Tournament of Champions at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Each year the Tournament of Champions brings together four international champions in a winnertake-all, sudden death shootout for $25,000. This year’s field included international stars Allison Fisher, ShinMei Liu, Gerda Hoffstatter and Karen Corr. During this event APA CoFounder Terry Bell dropped into the announcer’s booth during the matches to provide insight and to tout the APA to commentators Mitch Laurance and Dawn Hopkins. A rebroadcast of the Tournament of Champions is scheduled for later this year. We will post times and days once they are available from ESPN. The APA has secured sponsorship of an additional two events with the Women’s Professional Billiard Association to be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. APA was a sponsor in the Cuetec Cues Players Championship, held during the Super Billiard Expo at Valley Forge, and the Cuetec Cues Carolina Classic, held at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The following is the list of air times for the Cuetec Cues Carolina Classic: Aug 16, 2001 (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on ESPN 2 Re-Air Dates of the 2000 Women’s Tournament of Champions July 30, 2001 (Monday) at 10:00* p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on ESPN2 August 6, 2001 (Monday) at 9:00* p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on ESPN2 September 10, 2001 (Monday) at 9:00* p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on ESPN2 *All times are Eastern Standard Times (EST) The APA is also a sponsor of the Men’s Challenge of Champions was held July 11 and 12, 2001 and later broadcast on ESPN. Check back for airdates of this tournament. We hope you enjoy watching the professional tournaments we sponsor. You can find all of the APA Sponsored Professional Tournament times and days right here! ©Copyright 2001. American Poolplayers Association, Inc. All materials herein, including logos and artwork, are the intellectual and legal properties of the APA. Privacy Policy. All Rights Reserved. 2001

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Top finisher to receive $10,000 1st Place Prize

From: Jason Bowman Marketing Departmemt Lake Saint Louis, MO - July 13, 2001

Since February, American Poolplayers Association (APA) League Operators throughout the country have been hosting the Camel/APA National Speed Shot competitions to qualify amateur poolplayers to compete in the National Speed Shot finals during the APA National Team Championships at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in August. There are 92 players who have already qualified for this event, and eight others will qualify in Las Vegas. All 100 players will compete for a portion of the $25,000 purse on Aug. 23, with the Champion taking home $10,000. The following players qualified to compete in the National Speed Shot finals from the Northwest. Each player will receive a $500 travel allowance at event registration in Las Vegas, courtesy of Camel. Jeff Boucher John Evans Ryan Keller

Helena, MT Wilsonville, OR Seattle, WA

Speed Shot competition rules are simple. A player must sink three balls from the break as fast as possible. With just three balls to sink, this format gives players of all skill levels the opportunity to win. To enter, APA members pay a nominal fee, with all entry fees being awarded to the person with the best time at each event. Players may enter as many times as they like. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League (8-Ball) and Molson 9-Ball League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. More than 185,000

members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. Camel is the APA’s 8-Ball National Team Championships sponsor, and the Official Tobacco Product of the APA. Molson, the Official Beer of the APA, title sponsors the Molson 9-Ball League and National Team Championship. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. One of the keys to the success of the APA League, administered by local League Operators, is The Equalizer , the APA’s handicap and ® scoring system that makes it possible for men and women of different playing abilities–especially beginners—to compete on an equal basis, much like they do in golf and bowling. At the national level, the APA guarantees more than $1 Million in national tournament prize money. This consists of the $500,000 Camel 8-Ball National Team Championships, the $200,000 8-Ball Classic Singles Championships, the $100,000 Molson 9-Ball Team Championship, the $100,000 9-Ball Shootout, the $25,000 Camel/APA National Speed Shot Competition and the MiniMania tournaments, which paid out more than $140,000 during the National Team Championships in 2000. The APA also conducts the annual U.S. Amateur Championship, the pool world’s most prestigious amateur tournament, which is the only competition open to APA members and non-members alike. For more information about how to become involved locally, call 1-8003-RACK-EM, or visit the APA’s Web site at

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This competition is played on 90 3½ x 7-ft.tables at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It uses a modified single elimination format that allows every team the opportunity to play twice in the competition before being eliminated. Two divisions make up the Championship - Open (any combination of men and women) and Ladies. Teams compete for a portion of the $500,000 guaranteed prize fund! All teams receive National Qualifier prize money of $350 at the on-site registration, and $25,000 in prize money will be awarded to the 1st Place team in the Open Division. The 1st Place Ladies Division team takes home $10,000.

Molson 9-Ball National Team Championship

The 9-Ball National Team Championship offers an Open Division only. This modified single elimination event is held in conjunction with the Ladies Division of the Camel 8-Ball National Team Championship, and awards a $100,000 prize fund. All teams receive National Qualifier prize money of $350 and the 1st Place team takes home a total of $15,000 in prize money. With prizes like that, you can’t afford not to compete! ©Copyright 2001. American Poolplayers Association, Inc. All materials herein, including logos and artwork, are the intellectual and legal properties of the APA. All Rights Reserved. 2001

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The best pool movie ever made Hustle: to lure less skillful players into competing against oneself at (a gambling game) <hustle pool> 14-1 or More commonly called Straight Pool was the game of choice in the early days of The Hustlers and Road Men. Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) is the young hopeful on the way to challenging past master of the green baize, Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) for his world title. Pool-hall America: a merciless macho world where success demands absolute ruthlessness and coming in second means a personal hell of inadequacy. THE HUSTLER (1964) Paul Newman delivers a career performance in his portrayal of a pool shark in hard-hitting drama. Staring Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott. Directed by Robert Rossen Minnesota Fats “aka” Rudolf Wanderone Jr. Born Rudolf Wanderone Jr. in 19?? (no one knows his actual age, but people theorize that he’s between 82 and 95), was almost as good an entertainer as he was a pool player. No one could touch him in either category. Wanderone also was nicknamed “Fatty,” “triple smart,” “dean of the green,” “the sultan of stroke” and the “bank shot bandit.”Minnesota Fats died in Tennessee 1996 from congestive heart failure. His epitaph read: “Beat everybody living on Earth. Now, St. Peter, rack ‘em up.” Mosconni‘s High Run Quote “On March 19, in Springfield, Ohio, I ran 526 balls, a record thatstill stands. I was playing a two-hundredpoint match against an amateur by the name of Earl Bruney in the East High Billiard Club. He made three balls off the break, then I ran two hundred and just kept going. The run took two hours and ten minutes, which means that over the span I averaged four balls a minute. I finally missed a difficult cut shot, but by that time I was weary; it was almost a relief to have it come to an end. There were about three hundred people in the audience, and one of them was an attorney who prepared an affidavit attesting to the validity of my claim to a new record. A few days later, the BCA gave its stamp of approval.” Some things heard in the movie “The Hustler” Houseman: No bar, no pinball machines, no bowling alleys, just pool, nothing else Fast Eddie: I’m the best you ever seen Fats. I’m the best there is. Even if you beat me, I’m still the best. Fast Eddie: I’m shootin’ pool, Fats. When I miss, you can shoot. Fats: Fast Eddie lets play some pool Houseman: Ya miss again ya loose again ! Fats: Do you like to gamble Eddie? Gamble money on a pool game ? Fats: “Sausage” Rack M Up ! Bert Gordon: You got talent. Eddie Felson: I got talent? So what beat me? Bert Gordon: Character. Bert Gordon: You’ve the best excuse in the world for losing; no trouble losing when you got a good excuse. Winning. That can be heavy on your back too, like a monkey. You’ll drop that load too when you got an excuse. All you gotta do is learn to feel sorry for yourself. One of the best indoor sports, feeling sorry for yourself. A sport enjoyed by all, especially the born losers. Fast Eddie: I don’t rattle, kid. Just for that I’ll beat you flat! Fast Eddie: Get on me Bert, I can’t lose. I’m still the best. Bert Gordon: Stay with this kid; he’s a LOSER. Fast Eddie about his pool stick: It’s got nerves in it. It’s a piece of wood, got nerves in it. Fast Eddie:”How can I lose? Twelve ball. How can I lose? Because you were right. It’s not enough to have talent. You gotta have character, too. Four ball. Yeah, I sure got character now. I picked it up in a hotel room in Louisville.” And let‘s not forget about Walter Tevis WALTER TEVIS is best remembered as the author of two popular novels about pool, The Hustler and The Color of Money. Both books were made into enormously successful movies starring Paul Newman. The Hustler documented pool culture in the United States in the late 1950s and The Color of Money followed up on the same theme 25 years later. Both movies were directly responsible for igniting strong uptrends in pocket billiards during the years immediately following their releases.

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Richmond, California, 1993. Right off Highway 80 on Cutting Boulevard, a small island of run-down buildings sits behind the huge cranes of the old Kaiser shipyards. Among these buildings, “The Tree” — Earl Watson’s Crabtree pool hall — still stands. Years ago Watson, a 60-year old black man, was a pool hustler up in the Sacramento Delta, but after years of heroin abuse he’s left the playing to his sons. Jones, fathered with a peasant woman when Watson was a GI fighting in Korea, and TC, Watson’s adopted ChineseAmerican son, a pool-playing prodigy, nightly hold court at the Crabtree. Jones hustles and TC plays. They take down marks, but this is TC’s limit. Everyone knows he doesn’t have the nerve to take onreal competition. TC’s girlfriend, Lois, a white girl from Philadelphia, is the only source of order in a pool hall constantly disrupted by the internecine quarrels of father and sons. She manages the place and keeps Watson’s dubious finances from total collapse. She is also a thorn in TC’s side, encouraging him to broaden his horizons beyond this little smoky room, forgotten by time and neglected by fortune. The status quo is threatened when Jones sets up a high-stakes match with Dorian James, a ranked tournament player with a shady background in Asian gangs. TC resists the match until Jones plays his trump card. He reveals that Watson is dying, that this is TC’s chance to set him up for a retirement which may be brief but which could at least be made more comfortable. The stage is set for the most important evening in TC’s life. For the first time in years he begins to practice seriously. The night of the match, Dorian arrives an hour late. Now Jones reveals that he has covered the family’s wager — Watson’s entire life-savings — and is betting on Dorian himself. Then Dorian, seeking insurance, tries to use Lois to shark TC and break his concentration. There is a reason why achievement and crippling pressure go hand in hand. TC chalks up and breaks, beginning a match with everything at stake — out on the naked edge of disaster or triumph for the first time in his life. Copyright© 1997 - Pacific Rim Media. All Rights Reserved.

“KISS SHOT” 1992"

Made for TV Movie-Starring Whoppi Goldberg A struggling single mom with a precocious young daughter, also has an unpaid mortgage. She then falls back on her pool playing skills to pay off her debts. But just as she plays her way into a big money tournament. A glob trotting ladies man threatens to disrupt her life with her daughter, and her piece of mind. Suddenly everything’s riding on a single shot for all the marbles. Other actors in Kiss Shot include Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott, David Marciano, Teddy Wilson, and Dorian Harewood

“The Baltimore Bullet “ Staring James Coburn

In the Baltimore Bullet, a hustler (James Coburn) dreams of a rematch with the only player he‘s ever lost to, the legendary “ Deacon “ (Omar Sharif) The Deacon wont shoot for less than $20,000 a game. Silly tale about pool hustlers, and their world of gambling and high living. James Coburn mugs his way along as an aging pool shark who is still the greatest. The story is accented by much free-for-all brawling and macho ogling of women. Some interesting scenes of sharp pool shooting, the film is a far cry from Robert Rossen’ s stylish classic, “The Hustler,” which starred Paul Newman. Copyright 1994 by Cineman Syndicate

“ A Game of Pool “

A “TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE ON TV 1961” Writer: George Clayton Johnson Director: A. E. Houghton Cast: Jonathan Winters, Jack Klugman A young pool player finds himself playing against a long-dead master pool shark. The stakes: his life. The best ever game of pool, however was in an old TV show. Maybe you remember an episode of the old Twilight Zone series called “A Game of Pool.” Jack Klugman stars as Jesse Cardiff, a man obsessed with the game who is tired of being compared to the late, great Fats Brown. If only he had a chance to play Fats, he could prove he was the best! But as Rod Serling says, “Being the best at anything carries its own special risks, in or out of the Twilight Zone.” Of course, the ghost of Fats comes down to play him one game of straight pool to 300 for the title of “Best Pool Player of All Time.” The game is chock full of strategy and skill shots, and even some mistakes,. The writer (George Clayton Johnson) and director (Buzz Kulik) obviously love and play the game of pool, because they pepper it with great shots and pool philosophies. There’s even a nice message about how you should take time out and enjoy life. There’s more to life than pool. Klugman is too far into it to understand that, though. The episode was first broadcast in October of 1961. So it was no doubt riding on the success of “The Hustler” but lucky for us it is not a cheap imitation. There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Rod Serling




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The Color of Money

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The movie that made Pool boom again in the 80‘s

Gamble: 1 a : to play a game for money or property b : to bet on an uncertain outcome 2 : to stake something on a contingency : take a chance Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) finds the young, promising pool player Vincent (Tom Cruise) in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. After hearing Vincent break open those 9 ball racks like thunder Fast Eddie was hooked again. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent’s girlfriend, Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent’s tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie. Soon they find each other playing in the same tournament together that Fast Eddie had trained and groomed Vincent for those long months on the road. Some things heard in the movie “The Color Of Money” Carmen :Come on, On the snap Vincent ! Eddie: I never kid about money ! Eddie: You couldn‘t find big time if you had a road map ! Eddie: It’s a Balabuska! You want it ? Steve Mizerak: I didn‘t deserve that ! Yes you did ! Eddie: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned ! Eddie: “ I`M BACK “ Eddie: “This ain’t pool, this is for bangers. Straight pool is pool, this is like hand ball or cribbage or something...Now everything is 9 Ball ‘cause it’s fast. Good for TV...good for a lot of break shots...oh well, what the hell, checkers sells more than chess.”

Powerhouse acting and distinctive character development propel this keenfollowup to the 1961 atmospheric melodrama, “The Hustler.” Paul Newman now is a slicker, wiser Fast Eddie Felson who becomes mentor to a young, flamboyant, but inexperienced, pool player (Tom Cruise). They take to the road together in quest of glory and money. The script, unfortunately, sags in places. But the colorfullydrawn world of pool competition is right on cue. R) GOOD DRAMA DIR-Martin Scorsese. RT-119 mins. (Profanity, brief nudity) Copyright 1994 by Cineman Syndicate. You must rent this movie to see the end of this flick, that was left open for another movie when the pool boom dies. AND IT WILL ?

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Immonen Takes World Crown After 511 matches over nine days understandably gutted to fall at the final Mika Immonen, London-born Finn, is hurdle; “I just couldn’t get going. Even the new Champion of the World, as when I was two racks up early on I never he overcame Ralf ‘the Kaiser’ Souquet thought I could win it. Mika played well of Germany by 17 - 10 in front of a and he’s a true champion but I made two packed house at the Cardiff terrible mistakes which ultimately cost International Arena to claim the title me seven or eight racks. of 2001 Admiral World Pool “The worst part was the waiting today. I Champion. just didn’t know what to do. I went for a 128 players came to Cardiff seeking walk for a couple of hours but basically I glory and the game’s top prize of spent my time sitting in a room doing $65,000 but in the end it was just one nothing. I practiced for about 25 minutes man who stood alone, atop of the pile. prior to the match and I felt very 28 year-old Immonen, who now lives comfortable and wasn’t even nervous but in New York, played the kind of that was blown away. dominant pool that saw him come “Mika broke well and had the roll and I Mika Immonen through knock-out matches against think that he is worthy world champion the likes of Corey Deuel, Tony Drago, Anthony Ginn, and good for the game.” Niels Feijen and Alain Martel. After winning European championships and EuroRalf took the better of the early exchanges as he Tour events Immonen moved to New York City a year moved into an early 4 - 2 lead but a careless mistake ago and has had plenty of success State-side winning saw Mika move into gear and take the next three to the ESPN 7-Ball Shoot Out and go 5 - 4. Ralf took the the Turning Stone Casino next but Immonen Classic but this is by far and then edged ahead and away the biggest win of his things looked ominous career. with the score at 11 Immonen displays over the nine 7. days of the 2001 World Pool Souquet, though is Championship showed an icerenowned throughout cool nerve under pressure. the pool world for his Commented Immonen, “During resilience and he dug the match I was telling myself Chia Hsiung Lai deep and won the next not to think about what is Ralf Souquet three to put the match happening here, that it’s just a in the balance at 11 - 10 to Immonen. game of pool, not the World That was the Kaiser’s last stand, though. He made Championship. I focused on my another rare mistake and let Immonen back to the techniques and tried to visualize table and at 16 - 10 up the Iceman found himself patterns to take the pressure off. breaking in what would be the ultimate rack of the “I was really confident about my championship match. game throughout the week. I’d Immonen dropped the 3-ball off the break but with been away on holiday to Cancun the 1-ball unavailable to pocket, Mika laid it off to for a week prior to the the rail leaving Ralf a tricky kick shot. It was almost championship and practiced a great recovery by the Kaiser but the cue ball over solidly for ten days leading up to Alain Martel ran by an inch, and that was all the Immonen needed. this week. Once I discovered how When the 9-ball dropped the CIA crowd erupted as to break the balls I knew I could out run any of these the emotion of the occasion got to Immonen and tears guys. of joy began to flow. “This is definitely going to get a lot of attention in An emotional Mika said immediately afterwards. “My Finland. It’s a relatively new game there and I am motto is never, say never.” Five years ago I thought the first generation of pool players back home and I that I would win the world championship before I was think my success here will make the game bigger 30 so at 28 I have accomplished my dream. and bigger. “ When I came to the final rack I was so nervous I “I hope that finish TV will be picking up on this as thought I was going to puke but I gathered myself well as Mosconi Cup because this game can only and thought what’s three balls after the thousands get bigger and bigger.” I’ve potted all week? Immonen plans to invest most of his winnings and Souquet, who won this trophy in 1996 was taking his girlfriend Helen on a getaway holiday. (World Pool Championships 2001 continued on page 21)

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In The Corner


Brad Gowin Portland, OR This is a Must Read

Throughout the years of my going into pool rooms, I have continuously remained amazed at the lack of utilization between the pool room owners and players. This issue has been going on for many years and has never been dealt with. Now is the time. The room owners complain about top players not spending any money. They view the top players as predators. The owners feel the top players come into their room to steal money from the regular customers and spend a little as possible. They think the good players are taking money out of their pockets and always complaining about anything and everything. The owners believe the top players are a bunch of cry baby prima donna’s. Even at the BCA trade show, the poolroom owners have a meeting every year and discuss this problem. The solution they come up with is to get rid of the good players. After all, good players are more trouble than they are worth. The players complain about owners not doing anything to help support them. There are no, or very few tournaments for them to play in, while the B players have tournaments all the time. Where is the reward for becoming a good player? What is going to happen to the game if, once you become a good player, you are shelved to collect dust, like a trophy on a shelf? In all other sporting events, the top players are put on a pedestal. These top players are treated with respect. They receive rewards and privileges where ever they go! In pool, top players in each city usually end up taking jobs and quit playing altogether. There you go! We have defined a problem. In order to remedy a problem, you need to look for solutions. Sometimes there can be more than one solution to a problem. In other situations, there may be only one solution. There is always an answer to every problem. A correct solution needs to satisfy both parties. Both must give a little, in order to receive the benefits and respect deserved from one another. An ideal situation would be a win-win, rewarding both sides. My proposal would be for the top 6 players. These players would receive discounts on their pool time, but would be required to earn it. The first three players would receive free pool time. These players could be numbered 1,2,and 3. The next three players would receive pool time at a 50 percent discount. These players could be numbered 4,5, and 6. In order for these players to receive such benefits, they would have to maintain their status on a monthto-month basis. The top three players would need to play each other a minimum of once a month. These matches would be a $50 entry, tournament match, race to 9, with $100 going to the winner. The format would be... Player 1 vs. Player 2 Player 1 vs. Player 3 Player 2 vs. Player 3 (continued on page 10)

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by: Liberty Zuelke

The next three players would also play each other a minimum of once a month. These matches would also be $50 entry, tournament matches, race to 9, with $100 going to the winner. The format would be... Player 4 vs. Player 5 Player 4 vs. Player 6 Player 5 vs. Player 6 Accurate records of each match would be kept. Players would earn their spots according to win-loss records. The first three players would also play the next three players once per month, with the same format... Player 1 vs. Player 4 Player 2 vs. Player 5 Player 3 vs. Player 6 If any of the three lower rated players win a match against their higher level player, they would exchange places with that player. Also, players 4,5, and 6 must be prepared to defend their status against challenges during that month. These matches would be along the same format. If beaten, the new player would receive said benefits for the remainder of that month, with the responsibility of finishing his opponents matches(if needed). A chart would be visible, showing each player’s name in their designated position, along with their designated discount. Each one of these players must present themselves in such a way as to enhance the game. They must act like gentlemen and present a positive image. They must also be aware, if there is a waiting list and people are willing to pay pool time, they have the option to pay full price or give up the table. If they are playing another individual, that’s another story. Ground rules could be different from one poolroom to another. The poolroom owners would receive nine higher level pool matches per month. These matches would draw customers and give them a chance to see a higher level of the game. It would act as an inspiration for people to improve their games. If a young player knew, if I improve enough he could get a 100 percent discount, he would surely be inspired to practice more diligently! The poolroom would be filled with more people watching these matches. They would buy drinks and later become inspired to practice. The more they come in, the more that pool room becomes their home court. In a short time the poolroom would have more regular customers. That means more money to the room owner for a small sacrifice. The player is also sacrificing his time to play these matches, thus becoming a regular customer himself. The good players need to be given some kind of reward. Most of them are older and have supported the game during many of the low points in the history of poolrooms. With the lack of tournaments for many good players, why would anyone want to become one? We have to create a situation where a new player would think, “Gee, I would sure like to be like him!”. If you have that, you can guarantee the game of pool to survive. Without it, who knows? There you have it. This is only one solution, something I been thinking about for some time. I would appreciate some feedback. If you can think of something better, I’d like to hear it.


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In My Opinion ...

Have You Ever Lost Before ? by: Don “Cheese” Akerlow

You can always walk away learning something from a loss and that doesn’t make you a loser. I was recently at a tournament, with a lot of good players. A friend of mine had commented that during one of his matches that he’d beat a well known national champion during this tournament and he had done it pretty handedly. He walked over to shake his hand and told him “good play”. The person didn’t respond, was kind of moody and arrogant about it, being down from his loss I’m sure. My friend is somewhat outspoken and he just proposed a question to him, “Have you ever lost before?” The gentleman looked at him a little befuddled and said “Well, yes”. My friend’s comment was to the point, “Then act like it!”, which in my opinion speaks volumes. We all like to win and we all lose but you’ve got to realize also that you’re probably going to do more losing throughout a years time than winning. It’s like any other sport, the batting average of any major league player is good if it’s 33%. So you figure if you lose a lot there has to be something to be gained from that loss. You can approach it in several different ways. You can become moody, arrogant, don’t want to talk to anybody, kind of brood about it. That is not very productive. We all tend to go over any game or any match we have lost to figure out perhaps where the turn around was, what we did. What we missed and how we could have done anything different. I know I have many times. If you walk away from a match after a loss and you’ve learned something from that, perhaps what not to do next time, then you gain. If we walk away with an attitude and figure, “Well, I’m just not on today”, “I’m not in stroke”, “The other guy was lucky”, that may be true. The greatest part of this game is that you learn and you keep learning. I don’t care if it’s Earl Strickland or if it’s some average barroom player. You should learn from your mistakes or your losses. I like to watch opponents. Not necessarily opponents of mine but other opponents that I’ll meet some other time, on the road or even a little bit later in the tournament. I find their weaknesses so I can capitalize on my strengths. There’s many avenues that you can take to improve your game. Practice is only one of them, but to know the weaknesses of your opponents is a very crucial one. You can also learn from the mental attitude of an opponent. How he or she reacts in certain situations. If you play a lot of safeties that you don’t need to. You’re not in stroke. You’re on your ‘B’ game - so play a ‘B’ game. You run a couple and you duck and hide. Just one example that can be used. I’ve won a lot of games and many matches using the philosophy “Play to the level that you’re playing today”. Don’t think about how great you were. Don’t think about how great you could be. Think about how you are playing today and adapt. That’s what it’s about, it’s adapting to conditions that you’re playing. We all get bad rolls. We all get unlucky, but we all get lucky as well. We all get good rolls. That’s not saying that they average out but utilize how you play at the time you’re playing. Just because you lost doesn’t make you a loser. There’s always another match and another day. Revenge is always one of the best reasons for winning.

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The culmination of one year of APA pool league play brought 28 teams of amateur pool players from the 8-ball format and 10 teams from the 9-ball format to one of two Team Regional Championship tournaments in Salem, Oregon recently (last month) Teams from Yamhill, Polk, Marion and Linn counties participated at the events, which were hosted by Jammers Tavern and Sharky’s Pool and Brew over two different weekends (in June). The APA (American Poolplayers Association) is a nationally sanctioned league for amateur pool players of all skill levels. It uses an “Equalizer” handicap formula, which allows all players a chance to win no matter how strong of a player they are. Teams that made it to the Regional level were Divisional winners or runners-up from one of the three sessions of play that take place in a year’s time. The summer session starts in June and ends in September. The second session, fall / winter, runs from October through January. Then the league year ends with the spring session, which goes from February to May. Regional tournament play entailed a double elimination format where one team out of the ten 9-ball teams and two teams out of the 28 8ball teams earned a free trip to the APA National Team tournaments in Las Vegas during the month of August. The Nationally qualified 9-ball team: “Behind the 9”, hailing out of the Roadhouse in Lafayette consists of Charlotte Heinonen, her husband Harold, her son Michael, her daughter Dianna Higgins and two friends of theirs, Mark Meier and Jim Shelton. The threesome of Charlotte, Michael and Jim also qualified for the 8-ball Team Nationals with their team called “Smokin’” out of Pied Piper in Carlton. Other team members include Lisa Piper, Eduardo Munoz and Kim and Keith Perry. The second team to qualify for the 8ball National tournament is “All in the Attitude” playing out of the American Legion Post 21 in McMinnville. Players are Gary Osbon, Peggy Barnes, Larry Burnett, Sharon Hall, Sharon McBride, Darren Reed and John Vamos. This is a return trip for some of the players on both teams and a new experience for the rest of them. About half of these players have participated in the Yamhill county APA league for the nine years it has been operating in that area. New players join every year and the league continues to grow not only in the Willamette Valley and Portland areas, but also nationally. The APA national office expects membership to reach the 200,000 mark this year. For information about the APA League you can log on to and view the national web site, then click on the “locator” map to find out about league play in a particular area. Locally, the League Operator in the Salem and surrounding area is Randee Lee, who can be reached at (503) 362-0133. The Portland and Vancouver area League operators are Merle and “Boomer” Humphreys, who can be reached at (503) 243-6725. We wish all Nationally bound players – the best of luck with their shooting. In conjunction with the announcements and trophy presentations to the Nationally qualified teams which took place at the Annual APA Awards Potluck Picnic July 1 st in Salem, other teams and players received

recognition also. For their dedication and longevity in the league, these players were awarded Certificates of Appreciation. Member number 5, who actually was the very First player to join in the Salem franchise area: Alan Vollmer. Member number 9, who has been a Team Captain every session that we have had league play on Sunday afternoons: Gary Mink. Member number 18, who has played more matches on more teams in more sessions than any other player: DeDee Burton. And member number 31, who has earned many Sportsmanship awards throughout his years of play: Billy “Bud” Myers. High win percentage certificates and plaques were awarded to individual players for their performance this last season. Special recognition goes out to our 100% winners from this session: Dennis Heine of Sweet Home, Dani Parry and Kat Jenkins both of Newberg and a 92% winner: Bob Graisbery of Silverton. 90% winners were Linda Mergel and Larry Johnson of Newberg and Rod Bair of Salem. Each team nominates an M.V.P. from their team and then trophy awards go out to winners in each Division. This last session M.V.P. winners were: Gay Brousseau, Mike Adams, Bob Sellers, Michelle Swearinger, Deb Dahlstrom, Chetter Pratt, Mike Jones, Gerald Monteith, Ross Gay, Linda Opsahl and Linda Lou Garcher from the Salem, Stayton and Silverton areas. M.V.P. winners from the Yamhill, Polk and Linn County divisions were: Eduardo Munoz, Matt “Dog” Collins, Jered McCullough and John Cochran, with Special mention for Robert Simeral of Sweet Home. The highest honor acknowleged in the APA league goes to our Sportsmanship Award recipients. This session’s majority votes in each Division of teams went to: Alan Scales and the full team of Ringo’s “Raiders” from the Salem/Sunday 8-Ball Division. Alan Vollmer, the whole team of Jammers “Bad Company”, Linda Lou Garcher (our own National Singles Champion), Billy “Bud” Myers and Tiffanie Venner from the Marion County/ Monday 8-Ball Divisions. The complete team of Jimmy G’s “Over the Hill Gang” and James Moore from Yamhill County. Wesley Prindel from Polk County. Donnie and Nancy Baxter from Linn County. Gerri Prohaska, Brian Damewood and Donna Kingsbury from Marion County/Thursday 9-Ball Division. These players and teams have shown repeated acts of Sportsmanship to their opponents throughout the season. In many cases, every session they have played, these same players have earned this award by majority votes from their pool playing peers. We are honored to have them all as a participants in our local pool league. You too can earn personal achievement awards or help a team make it to the Regional or National level of competition by participating in weekly league play. Please contact your local APA League Operator for more information. We offer both 8-Ball and 9-Ball formats on different nights of the week in different areas. Randee Lee – APA League Operator 190 59th Ave SE Salem, OR 97301 (503) 362-0133


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In Memory Of ...

Leon Long Fox Jr. 1970 - 2001

This is to inform those of you who did not know the loss of a very dear friend Leon Thomas LongFox, Jr. I am going to start this out by typing in a poem: Your stick and cue are now silent, but your name will remain amongst all those that loved you and knew you at the top of your game. In pool and in life, your challenges were taken head on, you played to win. And now as we go on without you, we don’t know where to begin. Pain and suffering could not defeat you, though it rocked you to the bone. And now that you’ve won the final round, God the creator has called you home. We’ll need some of your courage and strength to find a way and carry on. In the tournament of life, you were a champion, in our hearts and memories you’re never gone.. We Love you, Leon, you are with us forever. Leon was born on May 8th, 1970 in Denver ,Colorado passed away July 12th, 2001 on highway 191 south of Hay’s Montana. Leon was 31years old. He was a very happy go lucky person and cared about everyone. Despite his many health problems Leon never let anything get him down. Leon loved playing pool, fishing, hunting, and spending time with all of his friends. Leon was one of the Billings pool sharks. Leon was also known as the King of Bullwackers, and also for the Leon rack. I am going to conclude this by saying he is survied by his immediate family fiance’, Traci Braley of Billings, his pride and joy stepdaughter, Kylie Braley, mother, Gladys Colliflower of Billings, father,Leon Longfox, Sr. of Hay’s Montana and several brother’s and sister’s so many friends. Leon’s friends were very dear to him. He was not disliked by anyone he got along with everyone and everyone got along with him. (Leon my friend ever know you are not here physically but I know your spirit is with us all. We love you Leon and our thought’s are with you). Your friend’s always Roland and Toni Barnes, Ryan and Sara Grimm, Mark Davis and Mindy Bradford and many more friends that will never forget you. Donations can be made to: Lupus Foundation of America, Montana Chapter, 29 1/2 Alderson Ave. Billings, Mt 59102; Northwest Kidney Foundation,P.O Box 3035,Seattle,Wa 98114; Northwest Tissue Center,921 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. You will be missed greatly , ALL YOUR POOL BUDDIES AND FRIENDS!!


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Kerry Lee Resch 1963 - 2001

Reprinted with permission from The Independent Record, Helena, Montana

Kerry Lee Resch, our most excellent friend, co-conspirator, pool guru, The Big Bub, a.k.a. Buddah, left us to be with his Lord and family on Thursday, June 28, 2001. Kerry was born Jan. 19, 1963, in Whitefish, Mont., to Louise and Matthew Resch. They lived in Eureka during his childhood, where he played football and started his wrestling career. In the third grade, be joined the AAU wrestling program. His coaches were Larry Hilderman and Charlie Thorstenson. They moved to Libby in 1980, and Kerry graduated from Libby Senior High School in 1981. He was an excellent wrestler, competing for the Libby wrestling team. Through the years, his wrestling career took him to Spain, Guatemala, and Mexico. In Mexico City, Kerry placed second after suffering an anguishing knee injury in the match, and lost by points in the third round. During his life, the entrepreneur in him led him to undertake many endeavors. He owned and operated Libby Cab Company, operated the American Legion Bar with Johnny Siefke and Clifford McQueen, operated P&R Cleaners with Larry Parker, and for years he restored antique pipe organs across the nation. To say Kerry loved the game of pool is an understatement. “Marbles” is just a game. He became one of the best players in Montana, earning respect on the table and off. He competed against the greatest players the region offered. His friends include many pro and semi-pro players, and has hundreds of pool playing friends everywhere. He is the 1996 Exhibition Amateur Trick Shot Champion, winning this title in competition in Las Vegas, Nev. He competed twice in Las Vegas, and captured many first place victories as a team player and in singles competitions. Kerry and Johnny organized the Tom Scott Memorial tournament in Libby. In 1996, Kerry met Bob and Becky Zapata, and in 1998 he moved to Helena and started a new job with the APA. He became League Manager and quickly made friends with the pool playing community in Helena. He had an incredible ability to make people laugh and gather around him. He was always hanging out with the players and introducing pool to anyone he could. He had many students he taught who have since excelled in their game. Kerry was also very competitive in dart leagues, and he’d beat you at pretty much any card game. He loved kids, especially his little buddy Eric, and his cutie-pitootie Bobbie Sue. Kerry was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He held the offices of Worthy President 1998-1999, Worthy Past President 1999-2000, and Worthy Secretary 2000-2002 for the Mt. Helena Aerie #4040 in East Helena. He was very loyal to the Aerie, and did his best for the membership. We will all remember the smile on his face, the way he threw his head way back when you made HIM laugh, the “conversations” a person tended to get into with him, his gentleness in spite of his greatness, and the stories he told. He often talked about The Three P’s: P****, Pool and Pfishing. He knew every song title, every artist, and lots of little known facts you didn’t even know you wanted to know. He enriched our lives, and made us all better people just by knowing him. He took in everything, and cared deeply about us all. For those of us whom he loved, our hearts are less full with his passing, and we hurt. But we will party for you, man, and we will remember all you gave us. We will laugh for you, and play our best game. Kerry was preceded in death by his father, his sister Beverly, and his mother. He is survived by his brother Michael Resch, his sisters Karen Raihl, Pam Smith and Marlene Weinzetl, his 12-year-old son Reese, two aunts, several nieces and nephews, a slew of cousins, and all his many, many friends who loved him. Memorial services for Kerry will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at 3:00 p.m. at Hagler-Anderson Chapel, 650 Logan Street in Helena. Viewing will begin Monday at 2:00 p.m. In Kerry’s honor, the Kerry Resch Memorial Scholarship Program has been established to help kids with their education. The Kerry Resch Memorial Tournament will be held each year to support this program, and to always remember “Buddah.” Memorials in Kerry’s name are preferred to the Kerry Resch Memorial Scholarship Program, c/o Valley Bank of Helena.

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Rosendaul & Brownstein Elected to Billiard Congress of America Board of Directors by: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Mr. Michael Brownstein of Recreation World and Mr. Matt Rosendaul of Billiards Playground have been elected to the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Board of Directors as the retail and proprietor representatives, respectively. Fellow BCA retail and proprietor business members cast their ballots, which were due into the BCA office on July 6, 2001. Both gentlemen will become members of the BCA Board on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 and serve a two-year term. Mr. Brownstein is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in business management. He has been a retailer of pool tables for more than 25 years and has built his store, Recreation World (Natick, MA) into one of the largest billiard stores in the United States. Over the years, he has been asked to consult with several billiard manufacturers and retailers. His primary goal as a BCA Board Member will be to give retailers a greater voice in BCA matters. Mr. Rosendaul became the manager of Billiards Playground (Kalamazoo, MI) in 1992. After managing the 24-table room for five years, he purchased the room from the previous owner. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Mr. Rosendaul puts his business degree to use not only as a room proprietor, but also as the tournament promoter for the US Open One Pocket Tournament held annually at his facility. Mr. Rosendaul is a former BCA Board of Directors member, the current chairman of the BCA Instructors Committee and a BCA Recognized Instructor. BCA Retailer and Proprietor business members are also represented by Retail Representative, Mr. Tony Stick of The Billiard Factory (Houston, TX) and Proprietor Representative, Mr. Larry Cooper of Barley’s Billiards (Atlanta, GA). Terms for Mr. Stick and Mr. Cooper expire in July 2002. The Billiard Congress of America is a national nonprofit organization, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, whose “mission is to provide exceptional value to our Members by promoting and growing cue sports worldwide.”

3-Cushion Senior Tour 2001 by: Walt Harris

Our unique tournament rewards our senior 3-C players by allowing them to compete on a national basis and have a chance to be the World’s 3-C Champ. Let us not forget the seniors are responsible for keeping our great sport alive for the past few decades. The 3-C senior tour presently has THIRTY TWO events planned for 2001 with the tour starting in late July. If you wish to contend for a chance to be the “World 3-Cushion Senior Champ,” just check out our schedule—make contact—and pack your cue. Our home page is located at http:// Here you will find the details of the tournament format and changes and additions to the schedule along with tournament results. Each year, a few really make a DIFFERENCE with the tour being a success—this year is no exception. The USBA has been a great help in providing news of our senior tour and donating their precious time to our sport. Why not become a USBA member, receive first rate world and national 3-C news, and say yearly thanks for their generosity. Please note that the entire staff works without pay. Professor Q-Ball (Paul Frankel) also devotes much of his fast growing newspaper to the 3-C game and the Senior Tour. He too, could use your support by entering a subscription for a year of terrific news—and receive two free posters. Both of the above do much to promote 3-C in the USA, so why not part with a few pesos and support them. Both have terrific internet sites and there you will find how to pledge your help—see and http:// Others lending a hand are the many event directors, room owners, and e-mail contacts (our heroes.) Our special thanks to Ken Mazjewski who handles our web graphics and posts all senior tour results.

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The United Professional Pocket Billiards Association

As professional pool players, we all have a responsibility to the game and to those who play it. For almost 2 years, we have not had an association for the players. The result is no group = no rankings = no sponsors. Instead of everybody complaining about no tour, no rankings, and no money, let us all do our part and start at step one. We are not asking anyone to sign an over binding contract, but simply join our organization to promote professional pool. There will be a board and it will be a democratic system and not a dictatorship. The board will consist of players and members of the business community outside the pool industry. Our goals in the beginning are very modest, but as we try to promote the game to higher levels, we will ask for stronger commitments from you, the player. First, we want to prove ourselves to you. Remember, our goals are all eventually the same, to promote this game into a major sport. The Board Business Members: Wayne Catledge - CPA; B.A. from Univ. of Florida Thomas Bosanko - Pres. and CEO of MKS Software; B.A. in Science and Commerce from Ryder University Phil Muller - Pres. and CEO of Software Techniques; former systems programmer for IBM; B.A. in Math and Physics from Hifstra University NY Public Relations & Marketing: Kirstin Pires - Editor for Billiards Digest Magazine; B.A. in Arts from Carlton College, MN; Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Journalism School at Univ. of North Carolina Player Representatives: Max Eberle - B.A. from JMU; Touring Pro; artist Jeremy Jones - Touring Pro for 5 yrs. Charlie Williams - Touring Pro for 4 yrs., Tournament Promoter * Non-Voting Members Advisors: Scott Smith - Nationally renowned tournament director Carl Hungness - Writer and publisher of Indy 500 Yearbook and Billiard 2000 Yearbook Greg Sullivan - Owner of Diamond Pool Tables Current objectives for the UPPA: Incorporate a new and true ranking system and establish updated rankings. Sanction already existing independently promoted tournaments and upcoming future events to establish a tour calendar. Develop a new pro standard for rules of conduct and play. Financial security for UPPA professional player. For membership information, please email us at



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9-BALL PRACTICE DRILLS English - is very complicated and

therefore requires considerable practice before it can be used effectively. Some of the variables that must be considered are; cue-stick induced deflection (squirt), cue-ball curve, cue-ball jump, english-induced throw, transfer of english and dissipation of english. To make matters worse, all of these variables change with the condition of the cue tip, cloth, cushions, and balls. The rudiments of english can be practiced without using an object ball. Place the cue ball on the center spot and shoot at each of the diamonds in turn. When shooting at each diamond, try to predict where the cue ball will go with maximum right, left, top and bottom english before executing the shot. Where will the cue-ball hit the second and third cushions? Set a chalk on each rail where you expect the cue ball to hit. You should be able to guess where the cue ball will hit the second cushion within one diamond, the third cushion within two diamonds, and the fourth cushion within three diamonds. Accurate predictions are difficult even when no english is used and is extremely difficlut when english is

used. To fight off the frustration, remind yourself, you are learning something that your opponent will probably never know. This diagram shows an english practice drill that uses an object ball. Place the 9-ball on the head spot and the cue ball on the center spot. Shoot the 9-ball into pocket ‘A’ with maximum top, bottom, left and right english. As in the previous drill, try to predict where the cue ball will strike the first and second cushions with each type of english. The 9-ball is not an easy shot even when no english is used. When using maximum english the 9-ball will probably be missed twice as frequently. For some people, it may be better to start with the 9-ball a few ball diameters closer to the side rail. But keep in mind; it’s better to miss the shot in practice than to miss it in a competitive game. This setup can also be used for a position drill in which english must be used. The challenge is to shoot the 8ball into pocket ‘S’ and then shoot the 9-ball into one of the other pockets. When you can make the 9-ball into all six pockets, without missing, you should be able to win most barroom tournaments.

Cut Shots - Having the ability to

make thin cut shots (high cut angle), provides yet another tool in getting out of difficult situations. Practicing thin cut shots not only builds proficiency at thin cut shots but it also makes average cut shots seem easier. Most thin cut shots are missed by hitting the object ball too thick (not c u t t i n g enough). This is caused by a psychological tendency of not wanting to completely miss the object ball. In NINE-BALL this is good, because missing the object ball is a foul. Cut shots approaching 90 degrees can theoretically be made. The problem with extremely thin cuts is that there is a chance that the object ball will be missed. And even if you hit the object ball it won’t move very far. When shooting as hard as is practical the object ball will move only a few inches at a cut angle of 85 degrees. For a cut shot of 80 degrees the object ball will move a maximum of about four feet. The diagram shows a series of thin cut shots into a corner pocket. An object ball is placed on the foot string one diamond from the side rail. The cue ball is placed one diamond from the

opposite side rail. The various placements for the cue ball are shown in the diagram along with the cut angle for each position. The indicated cut angle is accurate for a 50-inch table (with tight pockets) on a smaller table the cut angle would be slightly greater for positions 1 through 5 and slightly less for positions 6 through 10. Cutting the object ball into the pocket from cue-ball position 1 is extremely difficult. The cut angle is 83 degrees which means the cue ball must be struck extremely hard to make the object ball roll all the way to the pocket. But, because the shot borders on impossible, practicing to make it is a real challenge. From cue-ball position 2, the cut angle is 78 degrees; therefore, the shot can be made. From position 4 the cut angle is 67 degrees and a good shooter should make it about 50 percent of the time. Note: It is physically impossible to cut an object ball more than 90 degrees when normal cut shot techniques are used. However, it is possible to cut an object more than 90 degrees if the cue ball is made to jump up and land on the far side of the object ball.

Editors note: These excerpts were taken, with permission, from Jack H Koehler’s book Upscale Nine-Ball. Information regarding the purchase of this book can be gotten from the web site

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type of qualifiers such as they hold in Colorado Springs for the Olympic Games? Tournaments throughout the United States perhaps as a State Championship with qualifiers to get to the State Championship.” Their reply was that nothing had been formulated as yet but everything is on the table to make it as fair as possible and have the best representation that is possible to be sent on to the World Games and eventually the Olympics. There was no update on the Olympics as yet. There were other concerns about the trade show with space and vehicles that were there, that may or may not have been obscuring or blocking other vendors. After the trade show got started everybody seemed to have had their sales running along at a pretty good clip, so the concern was lightened. Next year’s BCA International Trade Show will be in New Orleans July 25 - 27, 2002 at the Morial Convention Center. There are many plans for the promotion of pool through the BCA that are coming up in the future and press releases will be forthcoming. As they are given to us, we will inform you, the pool player, of what they are. You can look forward to what’s coming up and what’s going on in the future and what the future of pool is for everybody because it’s everybody’s game. Also discussed in the newsconference was the upcoming pool on PBS, how it is going to relate. It must be educational in nature as well as getting the message across that pool is for everyone and everyone can play. There will be more on when in the fall we can expect to see it on PBS. We will have news releases in future issues. I also ran into Carissa Biggs from Portland and we talked for a good forty-five minutes to an hour, maybe even longer. It was ncie to meet her and be able to talk with her. One of the highlights for me at the show was to meet the incomparable World Champion Jimmy Caras. I also was able to take a picture of him which will be a treasured memorabelia for myself. I was very impressed with the organization of the trade show and how well it was run. There were over 1,300 booths from BCA member exhibitors from around the world. Exhibitor categories included: billiard & game tables, cloth, slate, cues, cases, balls, racks and stands, chalk and talc, lighting, decor, billiard accessories, spas, bars and barstools, apparel, associations, books and videos, darts and dartboards, software, food service items, jukeboxes, publications, insurance and promotional items. On The Break would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of BCA and W.T. Glasgow, Inc (Expo Management) and Dave Anglum of Colle & McVoy, Inc. (marketing firm) for an excellent Trade Expo and look forward to next year’s show in New Orleans.

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8-BALL PRACTICE DRILLS The following are some examples of practice drills designed to teach various aspects of the game. The estimated scores that a barroom player would get assumes a 44-inch table with large pockets. Aim Accuracy -- Aim accuracy is the ability to make the cue ball go in the direction you intended for it to go. All knowledge in the world won’t do any good if your aim accuracy is lacking. A rudimentary accuracy drill is shown. Place the cue ball behind the head string in front of one of the diamonds as demonstrated by position “A”. Aim and shoot the cue ball directly at the corresponding diamond on the foot rail. The objective is to make the cue ball rebound directly back along its original path. Care must be taken to avoid inadvertent side english which will cause the rebound path to deviate. This exercise can be made more difficult by starting with the cue ball touching the head rail. A more difficult aim and shooting drill is also shown. Place the cue ball directly on the head string one diamond from the side rail as indicated by position “B”. Place a target ball (4ball) on the rail at the opposite end of the head string. Shoot for the center of the target ball so that the cue ball rebounds directly back along its original path. Any cue ball error will be magnified because of the round surface of the target. This drill can be made more difficult by placing the cue ball on the rail thus requiring a rail bridge. To further increase difficulty, set up the same shot using the length of the table as shown by cue ball position “D” with the target ball (3-ball) on the foot rail. Some bottom english must be used in order to make the cue ball rebound all the way back to the head rail. This is because the target ball does not stop the forward roll of the cue ball like the cushion would;

therefore, roll is acting in opposition to its rebound direction. Scoring can be done by temporarily marking the head rail as shown. If the ball rebounds back to the center diamond it is scored as a 10. If it strikes the side rail it’s a zero. A good barroom player should average about 6 points per shot. Combination shots require great accuracy. It follows that they can be used in a drill to help improve accuracy. Set up a series of combination shots with the cue ball in the center of the table as shown. Make distances “a”, “b”, and “d” different for each shot (the shot is the most difficult when all three are equal). Try to position the balls so that the combination is straight-in. The straighter they are, the less judgment that is required. A good barroom player should average about 5 successes in each series of 6 shots on a 44-inch table. Since combination shots are so distance sensitive, average success rate will vary depending on table size. Another simple accuracy drill is shown. Place an object ball on the center spot and the cue ball about 6 inches from the corner pocket (pocket K). The object ball is shot directly into the opposite corner pocket (pocket P). This shot is not extremely difficult (permissible error is shown for different size tables) but it does require good s h o o t i n g technique. A good barroom shooter should make this shot about 7 out ot 10 attempts. This

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drill can also be used to help diagnose the cause of shooting slumps. If the shot is consistently missed on the same side, it is generally the result of improper eye positioning realative to the stick. The eye position, distance the chin is above the stick, etc. can be adjusted until your normal accuracy r e t u r n s . Regardless of skill level, this drill should be shot about 10 times at the beginning of every practice session. This will help avert a shooting slump by allowing accuracy problems to be recognized when they begin creeping into your game. The same drill can also be used to help alleviate the bad habit of last-second aim corrections. Set up the shot as described and assume your normal shooting stance; when aim is thought to be perfect, close your eyes, take a few more preliminary strokes, then execute the shot. With the eyes closed, there is less tendency to change aim alignment. Your success rate should not drop more than about 50 percent with your eyes closed.

Editors note: This excerpt was taken, with permission, from Jack H Koehler’s book The Science of Pocket Billiards. Information regarding the purchase of this book can be gotten from the web site

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Club 91 Tournaments July 13th - 14th By: Janet Neitzel

Pocatello, ID The events of pool started Friday “the 13th” at Club 91. We had a 31 man/woman field. 3 women decided to play along with the guys. Sunny Day ended up making her way through a few of them to be the top woman finisher. Thanks to all 3 women who participated, we would love to have more. 9-ball $25.00 entry $150.00 added Results were as follows: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th-6th

Tim Joseph (Pocatello) $310./$460. Tommy Baker (Utah) $235./$345. Dave Wilkes (Pocatello) $165./$230. Ron Pizel (Utah) $75.00/$115. Jack Cahoon (Utah) $50 Chad Alexander (Washington) $50 Sunny Day received $50.00 for high woman finisher.

World Pool Championship 2001 (continued from page 9)

Results 1 $65,000 Mika Immonen 2 $30,000 Ralf Souquet 3-4 $17,500 Chia Hsiung Lai Alain Martel 5-8 $ 8,500 Marcus Chamat Jeremy Jones Niels Feijen Leonardo Andam 9-16 $ 4,000 Ching Shun Yang

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Antonio Lining David Alcaide Anthony Ginn Ralf Eckart Charlie Williams Chris Melling 17-32 $ 2,000 Takashi Toda Kevin Smith Earl Strickland Lucas Krenek Oliver Ortmann Johnny Archer Troy Frank Dimitri Jungo Gary Ponting Tony Drago Efren Reyes Thorsten Hohmann Satoshi Kawabata Lee Tucker Steve Davis Hoa Ping Chang 33-64 $ 1,500 Mark Holtz Christian Reimering

Jorge Llanos Alwi Ramil Gallego Hui Kai Hsia Nick Van Den Berg Paul Potier Allen Hopkins Hisashi Yamamoto Michael Schmidt Fabio Petroni Phil Harrison Steve Knight Alex Lely Ismael Paez Radoslaw Babica Fong Pang Chao Corey Deuel

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Johl Younger John Horsfall Daryl Peach Sandor Tot Jimmy White Tommy Donlon Robby Suarly

Saturday began the task of 8-ball. Lots of sunshine and other events going on the valley so it wasn’t quite the turnout we expected. There were a couple of guys from Washington and a couple from Montana that we were glad to see come so far. The owners added $400.00 to the 8-ball to let everyone know he appreciates them coming. The field was 21, 3 of them women. Amy Myers took over this time to win a few and get the top woman finishers spot. 8-ball 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

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Tommy Baker (Utah) $325./$365 Tim Joseph (Pocatello) $225./$250 Chad Alexander (Washington) $150/$130 Russ Newbold (Pocatello) $75 Don Davies (Pocatello) $25 Ron Pizel (Utah) $25 Amy Myers got $50.00 for being the highest woman finisher

The Club 91 now has some new fun that everyone is really enjoying. It is the “The Club Inside” Club 91. It is Pocatello’s first gentleman’s club. It is very tasteful and well done.....dancing and the bar itself...come and see for yourself. It is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 5pm to 1am with the dancers starting at 6pm. Thanks everybody for continuing to support POOL!!!!!!!!

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EVENT / RULES 9 Ball 9 Ball 21 & Under 9 Ball 8/9 Ball Series 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball - B 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball - Vegas Rules 9 Ball - Texas Express 9 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball - Valley 8 Ball Draw Partner 9 Ball - Texas Express 9 Ball Scotch Doubles 9 Ball - Texas Express 8 Ball - Ball in Hand 9 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball Money shoot 8 Ball - Vegas Rules Ladies 9 Ball - Texas Express 8 Ball - Call Pocket 9 Ball - USPPA 8 Ball - BCA 9 Ball - Texas Express 8 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball 8 Ball Meat Shoot 9 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball - House rules 8 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball-Vegas Call Pocket 8 Ball Vegas Rules Pool Shoot 8 Ball - APA 8-Ball - Call Pocket 8 / 9 Ball 8 Ball Call Pocket Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball Draw Partner 8 Ball Call For Details Pool Shoot 9 Ball - Texas Express 8 Ball - Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket 3 Ball 8 Ball Slop Pool 9 Ball 9 Ball - BCA 8 Ball 8 Ball - Modified BCA 8 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball - Valley 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - Vegas Rules 9 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball - B

ENTRY $10 $5+$2 g.f. $5 Call $5 $5 $5 $5 $7+$3 g.f. $8 $10 $7 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $10M/$6W $10 $3 $5+$2 g.f. FREE $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $10 $5+$2 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $2 $5 $5 $3 $5 $3 $5 $5 $3 $5 $3 $10 $5 $3 $5 $3 $5 $3 $5 FREE $5 $5 $3 $10 $5/stick $5 $5 $5 $2 Quarters $5 $2 $7+$3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $10 $7 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5

ADDED 100%

50% Matching $7/player Matching Qualifier 50% Matching $25 $20 $50 $2/player 100% $$$ up to $100 100% 100% Qualifier $50 50% $150 w/full field $3/player Matching Matching 100% Meat $3/player Matching Matching $2/player Qualifier 100% w/20 100% w/16 $2/player Matching $2/player $$$ Match to $100 50% w/16 100% $1/player 100% w/16 Matching 100% Meat $7/player $5/player Qualifier 50% Matching $30 $50 $2/player 50%

TIME 7:00PM 7:00PM 6:45PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Midnight 7:00PM 7:15PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 11:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 1:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 1:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 3:00PM 7:15PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 5:00PM

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LOCATION Hot Shots Pub 181 Skyland (See ad p8) Hot Shots Etcetera Tavern (See ad p9) Rodder’s (See ad p8) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p4) Aloha Station Hot Shots P J’s Rack’em (See ad p23) Wichita Pub (See ad p17) Classic Billiards (See ad p5) Silver Dollar Sports Horizon Twilight Room Q Street Billiards Skyland (See ad p8) Hot Shots Cues Billiards (See ad p16) JoQ’s Midway Etcetera Tavern (See ad p9) Jammer’s (See ad p3) Alibi Tavern M & J’s Tavern Watkins Park Pub (See ad p4) Pub 181 Rack’em (See ad p23) Midway Etcetera Tavern (See ad p9) JoQ’s (See ad p6) Rodder’s (See ad p8) Rodder’s (See ad p8) Jammer’s (See ad p3) Q Street Billiards

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EVENT / RULES 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8 Ball - BCA

ENTRY $7+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. 8 Ball ‘B’ & below-Tavern Rules $3 8 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 8 Ball $2 8 Ball Scotch Doubles $3 8 Ball - Texas Express $5 9 Ball - Modified BCA $3 9 Ball - Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 8 Ball - BCA $5 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 8 Ball - House rules $5 9 Ball ‘B’ & Below $5+$2 g.f. 8 Ball $3 8 Ball $5 8 Ball B & Below $3 9 Ball B & Below $5.50 8 Ball ‘B’ & below-Tavern Rules $3 8 Ball - BCA $7+$1 g.f. 9 Ball B & Below $7 8 Ball $5 8 Ball ‘B’ & below $5 8 Ball $2 8-Ball - TAP Rules $6 Blind Draw Dbls - House $2 Scotch Doubles - BCA $5 8 Ball $4 8/9 Ball Alternating $5+$1 g.f. 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 8 Ball Vegas rules $5 8 Ball $2 9 Ball $5 7 Ball Open $3 9 Ball Open-Texas Exp $3 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $5 9 Ball $8


TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 4:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Call 7:00PM 5:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM Noon 4:00PM 7:00PM 3:15PM

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LADIES OF THE wpba Reprinted with permission from the Women’s Professional Billiard Association

Ewa Mataya Laurance Myrtle Beach, SC

Karen Corr Ireland

© 1999 Women’s Professional Billiard Association

© 2000 Women’s Professional Billiard Association

1998 marked Ewa Mataya Laurance’s return to the winner’s circle after a winless 1997. In April Ewa captured the Brunswick Cues Boston Classic title in a thrilling final against top-ranked Allison Fisher. Ewa’s play was consistent all year, with seven top8 finsihes to conclude the year ranked #5. Always a favorite with the spectators for her easy grace and fluid stroke, Ewa is sure to continue her run for the #1 position. Perhaps the best-known personality in the sport, the “Striking Viking” learned to play in her native town of Gavie, Sweden at the age of 14. She won the European Championship at 17, and has gone on to win every major title in the sport since then, including the World Championships, WPBA Nationals and the U.S. Open. She is the 1992 Sportsperson of the Year, and twotime Player of the Year, and former President of the WPBA (1996-97). Ewa is the author of “Ewa Mataya’s Pool Guide” and the recently published “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pool & Billiards”, as well as the column “Ewa” for Pool and Billiard Magazine. She is familiar to TV audiences through her appearances on national shows such as “Late Night with David Letterman”, “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” and “The Today Show”, and provides expert commentary on ESPN alongside husband and cocommentator, Mitchell Laurence. She has one daughter, Nikki, and makes Charlotte, North Carolina her home. Sponsored by Brunswick Billiards for the past ten years, Ewa maintains a rigorous schedule of appearances, exhibitions and touring. You can keep up with all of Ewa’s activities by logging onto her new website at

Tiffany Nelson Madawaska, ME

Tiffany is a star of the Women’s Professional Billiard Association. After turning pro at the age of 13, she is currently ranked #13 on the WPBA Tour and was voted the 2000 Rookie of the Year on the WPBA tour by Billiard Digest. In 2000, Tiffany finished 5th in the L.A. Classic and the Baltimore Classic where she beat Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter and Jeanette Lee. She also had a 5th place finish in 1997 at the ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Challenge and 2nd in the Orlando Classic in 1994. Media credits range from appearances on ESPN, ESPN2, and LIFETIME, to featured articles in Billiard Digest and Pool & Billiard Magazine. Her practice time is spent at TJ’s Classic Billiards in Waterville, Maine. Tiffany will receive her Bachelors Degree in Business Management in May 2002 from Thomas College, Waterville, Maine.

Karen had a phenomenal year in 1999, rising to #4 in the rankings. She came to the United States from Ireland in June of 1998 and began playing in qualifying tournaments to earn the right to compete on the WPBA Tour. Karen won 8 qualifiers in a row, and played in her first WPBA Event in New York in August 1998. She finsihed 7th in that event, and has only gotten better. In 1999, Karen finished 2nd in the Gentleman Jack Great Dallas Shootout, 3rd in the Cuetec Cues Player Championship in Valley Forge and the Discovery Huther-Doyle Rochester Classic, and 4th in the Brunswick New York Classic, the Bucky’s Casino Arizona Classic in Prescott and the Soaring Eagle WPBA Nationals. Not bad for her first year! Karen now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With 4 World Snooker Championships and 2 World English Billiards Championships under her belt, she cannot be said to be a “newcomer” to cue sports. Karen’s goal is to become the #1 9-Ball player in the world and to be the World Champion. She practices at Family Recreation and Pete Fusco’s for 4 hours per day. She hints to new players that one should try to develop a good, consistent straight stroke, which will help in shot making under pressure. In addition, Karen believes one should watch and study professional players as often as possible.

Jeanette Lee Indianapolis, IN © 2000 Women’s Professional Billiard Association

Jeanette Lee, known by many as “The Black Widow”, has been a leading professional in women’s billiards for half a decade. She rose to prominence in 1994 when, after less than two years on the tour, Jeanette became the Number 1 ranked professional in the world. Her string of accolades continued to mount with Jeanette winning the 1994 WPBA Player of the Year Award (as named by Billiards Digest and Pool and Billiard Magazine) and the WPBA’s prestigious Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1998. Jeanette continues to dominate the professional billiards scene winning five titles in 1999 (Gentleman Jack Great Dallas Shootout, Viejas Southern California Classic, Tournament of Champions, ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Shootout and ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Challenge). Jeanette is highly visible outside of her sport and can be seen in television and magazines worldwide. Some of her recent publicity pieces include “HBO Real Sports”, Esquire Magazine, “MTV” and Cigar Aficionado. Jeanette is also finishing up on a book called “The Black Widow’s Guide to Killer Pool” expected to hit bookshelves nationwide in April 2000.

Allison Fisher Charlotte, NC © 1999 Women’s Professional Billiard Association

Allison Fisher retained the #1 ranking in 1998 for the third consecutive year, winning five Classic Tour events, in San Diego, Valley Forge, Detroit, San Francisco, and Hawaii. In fact, she never placed lower than 5th! The reigning and three-time World 9-Ball Champion, Allison added to this remarkable season the WPBA Nationals, the Asian Amway Cup, the first-ever $25,000 winner-take-all Tournament of Champions, and European 14.1 and 9-Ball crowns. In addition, Allison prevailed in both matches of the historic live ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Challenge and Shootout, winning a total of $65,000 in these two matches and tying the event record. Her $154,000 in U.S. earnings this year breaks the single-season earning record, and she has an unbelievable 1998 win-loss record of 91 match wins versus only 11 losses! Allison began her cue-sport career in England, at the age of seven. By 15, she had won her first title, National Ladies Champion. Over the following years she won 18 major titles, including seven World Ladies Championships, three Mixed Doubles, and the only Ladies Doubles Championship ever held. In September of 1995, the Classic tour lured the Fisher Queen to the states to try her hand at 9-Ball. She finished a commanding 9th in her first event, then burst into the winner’s circle at the very next stop in Orlando, capturing her first of an amazing 23 Classic Tour titles. She also won that year’s Connelly WPBA Nationals, a feat she repeated in 1996 and 1998. Sponsored on the Classic Tour by Cuetec Cues and The Sardo Tight Rack, Allison’s composed demeanor and effortless runouts have earned her the nickname “the Duchess of Doom”.

Megan Smith Reading, PA

Sponsor: Pro Rank: Cue: Case:

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