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Welcome to Newberg, Oregon

Oregon APA Teams go to Vegas

Home of “Big Sky Billiards” Team Spirit (l to r) Don Ryan, Jay McDonald, Ronda Arismendez, Roger Weibreck, Traci Cole, Jesse Arismendez Captain, (not pictured) Angel Merchant.

Scott McComas and his wife Judy owners of Jammers Bar and Grill want to thank all of their pool teams for their dedication to Jammers. During the M.Y.P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. APA 8-ball Regional Tournament held May 30th thru June 1st of this year there were 32 teams competing for three spots to play in the APA National Tournament in Las Vegas Nevada. (Oregon APA continued on page 20)

We are the Brandt 5!!! Bob and Kim, Tyler, Austin and Landon. We’d like to let everyone out there know of our name change, formerly Jimmy G’s Pool Hall for many years under the previous owner. We are now renamed, Big Sky Billiards. The name seemed appropriate as we are from Montana (Conrad, Shelby and Helena), the Big Sky state. It’s nice to have a “little piece of home” (Brandt 5 continued on page 17)

tour available to more pool players, also establishing a 9-Ball Tour to meet the needs of all players. We couldn’t have picked a better team than the good folks at “The Break” and Tour Coordinator Don “Cheese” Akerlow, to partner with. We made the promise early in 2003 to be more proactive with sponsorships and want to continue building on our efforts. The McDermott Cue has a Lifetime Warranty, over 80 Designs and over 175 years of experience spread between 15 cue artisans, McDermott is leading the world in custom cues.

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Billiards was included in the Big Sky State Games this year for the first time. The Big Sky State Games sponsors 34 events in an Olympic type setting with several thousand athletes competing. Medals are awarded to the top 3 places in each division of each event. Pool players came from around the state to support our first year and we appreciate all who played.

This was the 18th year for the Big Sky State Games. Billiards had a great first year and we are planning to be back next year with more events, more players and more medal winners. This year we had a youth division (under 21), 2 adult

women divisions and 2 adult men divisions. Bullwackers Billiards was the host site for the adult divisions and Breakers Billiards hosted the youth division. The Big Sky State Games staff is a class group, which provided us with great support. Thanks to Karen Sanford Gall and her crew for a great job.

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An Invitation To All League Operators BCA, APA, VNEA, TAP, and Independent Leagues - From the Publisher Don “Cheese” Akerlow “The Break” would like to extend an invitation to all and any league operators and especially to the league players. If you have won your league, city championship, regionals, state, national or international championships, we here at “The Break” feel you and/or your team deserve

to have your name, photos and accomplishments published (at no charge) along with all the other champions in their own right. We here at “The Break” have always tried to publish the accomplishments of all pool players and I feel that all leagues are the

backbone of the pool industry. So if you don’t see your accomplishments and photos in “The Break”, league operators please call toll free 1-877-285-3099. Players talk to your league operators. Good Shooting on the upcoming league seasons and let me know. OTB

ESPY Awards Poolhall Junkies was nominated for the Best Sports Movie at the ESPY Awards July 16th on ESPN. “The Break” would like to congratulate Mars Callahan and everyone associated with the movie on the nomination. PHJ did not win but in the hearts of all pool players it did. OTB

For Your Information: Lance McGill As publisher of “The Break”, I want to bring to you the reader and pool player a variety of information and instructional articles that can improve, with practice, your game situations. Whether it be mapping the table, to remapping, strategies, run-out and trouble situations and a variety of game play. This we have always tried

to bring to the amateur and advanced players. I spoke to Lance McGill about this thought and he agreed that he would like to share his knowledge on game situations, problems and curiosities for solutions. He would open his column to all pocket games as well as focusing on 8-Ball and One Pocket. You can send

questions to McGill’s Billiard Academy, 1306 NW Hoyt St B1, Portland, OR 97209 or email: poolclass@webtv.net your questions or situations that come up in your everyday shooting of pool. See Getting to know Lance McGill page 5 and The Pool Whisperer page 14.

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many compliments on my staff from several players. What you guys didn’t hear was the compliments from my staff towards the NWPA. My employees had such a fun time serving you that they can’t wait until next year. Thank you again and keep up the good work. -- Clay Skidmore

On another note, Ownership has granted me permission to sell our Olhausen Pro 8 pool tables. My plan is to bring in Valley 7 foot tables so I can expand my BCA league, and better prepare my players for Vegas. Please call me if you are interested. (509) 891-8357.

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Getting To Know Lance McGill By: Pat Sheehan were based solely on EGO.” Since I’ve been writing about the interesting people that I’ve met and called He went to Atlanta, Vegas and eventually, with a new bankroll found his my true friends in this sport, I’ve been thinking about Lance McGill. Lance way back to Portland. Things would be different this time. Now he has the writes for this paper (The Break) as “The Pool Whisperer.” When Teddy means and teaches the game to others. They would now learn things that Roosevelt said, “walk softly and carry a big stick,” he they never thought possible. He began in 1989 with a well described Lance McGill. When I was doing my school for 3 years in Multnomah Village in Portland, radio show at 1010am in Portland, Lance was a regular followed by a school in his loft apartment on the sought guest. Marti, the producer, would adjust Lance’s mike after park blocks and now is in his 3rd year at a location to the absolute maximum level (if another guest spoke in Portland’s trendy Pearl District. I found out about into that same mike it sounded like they were Lance’s return from his student Darin. As Darin’s screaming at the top of their lungs). So McGill does game has changed recently so has Lance. He has speak softly and there is no question that he carries long since given up hustling and his excitement and the biggest stick that I’ve ever seen. love of teaching is all over him. I asked and he said For years I promoted and booked the top pros and that he doesn’t miss the hustling at all. He admits to traveled with them extensively. Mosconi, Caras, Balsis, still wanting the travel and that he could still enjoy the the Miz, Massey, Strickland, Varner and Sigel had play. “The travel is an option, the hustling isn’t.” played for me and none could stroke the ball as well or He returned in 1995 while I was the owner of Chalk n’ with as much control as Lance. Not even Mike Massey Roll. He spent his time there teaching and entertaining has as much control of whitey. the younger players. It was never arranged- it would Lance grew up as a bad boy in the streets and just happen because he’s such a natural at it. He came poolrooms of New York State. He went from foster in and wound up taking Jay and Paul Marquez under home to poolroom to foster home with a number of his wing and Paul began to carry the big stroke. Jay Lance McGill reform school stays peppered throughout. As a would leave the teaching valuing more the “other” thing homeless and abandoned child he dropped out of that Lance offers and is useful in life away from the school (in the 6th grade) and began building his existence and even his pool game. survival on the food, heat, rest and money that pool halls offered in the Hopefully, you’ve gotten to know Lance through his articles and perhaps I’ll 60’s. Because his very survival depended on it, he had become at such a return to the days that I booked the stars of pool and bring you Lance on a young age, completely adept at reading people. A skill that is clear and tour of his own. OTB evident to be with him today. Pool was for him a way out...he says about this that, “even before pool was a way to leave a harsh life behind, it was a way to hold onto life itself.” I asked lance about the work that he refers to in and at the end of his articles. I thought that he would refer to the motivation to leave behind the life mentioned above. Surprisingly, he stated that he never worked at pool! He says that he never went into a poolroom to 2 - 9’ Dynamo Coin Op Pool Tables practice or work on any particular thing. He just, “played pool all of the 1 Piece Slate $1200 each time. I played because I loved to play.” He continued, “A common misconception in sports and skill is that loving something is often misconstrued as talent. I believe that absolute love of something accesses Billings, MT a kind of ease for the doer. And it is that ease that common folk mislabel as talent. I am talented and it is not that I’m talented at pool. It is that I directed it toward pool.” So with this talent and love of the game he began making money in the poolhalls of New York. He played billiards first, then pocket games and finally snooker, all of this before the age that most kids enter the 7th grade. He played all of the games and he knew the hustles, the biggest one being to play left-handed and then offer to play the guy righthanded. Pretty good odds for a rightie. He learned and remembered every possibility and every way to miss a shot. From there he could make a shot that to us looks impossible and he could even have it go by as a luck shot when he wanted. He adds, “It’s just one more aspect of life and hustling for me was like hunting. Hunting to eat. First deception and then the kill. Hunting and eating... a jungle. When a kid learns basketball, football or baseball and so on, they are socialized while they learn and hone their skill. There’s coaches, managers, teachers, group trips, cafeteria meals, proms, team practices and so on. All of these help to gain social and relating skills, not to mention morals and ethics. None of that was true for the kid looking to learn pool. First let’s agree that the pool hall is not the best place for a child alone. Once he is there and wants pool as a livelihood, the teachers are not just the low-lifes, they are in fact the best of the lowlifes! The men that rose to the top of a heap that could eat most men alive.” That’s the environment. Playing in the big games on the east coast you had to be a world-class player. There were plenty of big money games to be had in New York, Jersey and Philly. Lance said that elsewhere he recorded losing only 1 match in 8, but when he played on the east coast that ratio rose drastically. The competition was just too keen. Of course, all of the champions until (BASED ON 32 TEAM ENTRY) the 60’s called that area home and Mosconi says that is why his level of $30 PER TEAM ENTRY FEE play was so strong. Greenleaf, Ponzi and Crane...everybody beating each ENTRY DEADLINE others brains out. So each world beater, even so, getting there brains beaten FRIDAY SEPT 19 7PM out. That’s quite a place to come from. Lance came into my life buying pool tables for a poolroom he was opening at 15th and Morrison in Portland. He had just completed a road trip and 9 was ready to settle. Before I met him everyone was saying how I had to PT 1 E S see this guy that could make the cueball speak in perfect english and a IDAY R F few other languages! I saw him and I was amazed. It’s hard to amaze me 8PM in pool. I felt pool was about to change in Portland because Lance would take the time to show the players his secrets and encourage them to “do Mail entries to: HCI Attn: Bebo the work.” His poolroom closed after one year. He listed a number of 1519 Broadwater, Billings, MT 59102 things that contributed to the failure and remained vague in that regard. He Indicate if participating in Calcutta says that he may offer more later. “The part that people can readily 1517 Wyoming (behind The City Casino) - Billings, MT understand is that I was making poor decisions and a lot of those decisions

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WPBA & Coors Team Up Charlotte, NC — The Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) and Coors Brewing Company have teamed up to create an opportunity for nine women to play pool against the best players in the world at the WPBA National 9-Ball Championship to be held at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR on November 19-23, 2003. Each of the nine WPBA regional tours will host a qualifying tournament and the winner of each tournament will receive a coveted spot in the National 9-Ball Championship. In addition, Coors will sponsor each player’s entry fee. “This is a o­nce in a lifetime opportunity,” said Ewa Laurance, President of the WPBA. “Participation in pool is up and women are o­ne of the fastest growing demographics. This is a chance for any woman who thinks she’s got game to put her skills to the test against the best players in the world.” “Coors is proud to partner with the WPBA and celebrate today’s modern and empowered women,” said Helen Tanner, Corporate Relations Manager for Coors Brewing Company. “It is an honor to work with the top female billiard talents and bring the excitement of the sport to a larger audience. Here’s to Women.” Coors and the WPBA have created a poster announcing the special qualifying tournaments. Entry information and other details are available o­n the WPBA website, www.wpba.com About WPBA: The WPBA is the oldest professional player’s organization for billiards. The WPBA governs all aspects of female professional activity; represents the media and participation rights of professional and semipro players; governs rules, regulations, and conduct, ethics and equipment specifications for professional sanctioned tournaments; and develops, produces, and sanctions tournaments. About Coors: Founded in 1873, Adolph Coors Company is the third-largest U.S. brewer and the world’s eighth-largest brewer. Its principle subsidiary is Coors Brewing Company. The company sells its products in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. Adolph Coors Company stock trades o­n the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RKY. For more information on Adolph Coors Company, visit the company’s Web site at www.coors.com.

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How did you do on last month’s stroke shot? It was a very challenging shot, and when executed properly it is a truly beautiful shot. This month’s Artistic shot is from the Jump Discipline and has a Degree of Difficulty (D.O.D.) of 6. Maybe you have seen this shot performed on ESPN’s Tick Shot Magic recently. This is one of the easier jump shots. Object ball letter coincides with corresponding pocket letter. To set this shot up place A ball centered between pocket points. Now place row of blocking balls curved as per diagram, with one end of row starting at first diamond left of pocket C and other end of row at first diamond from pocket C on the foot rail. The maximum spacing between the blocking balls is one inch. Next you place the cue ball anywhere between the curved row of balls and pocket C. Now you are ready to execute the shot. The objective of this shot is to shoot the cue ball with a jump stroke into the foot cushion. The cue ball will rebound back jumping over the blocking balls and travel down table to make A ball as pocket letter designated. Here are some special notes. The cue ball may touch an extra cushion on its way to pocket A ball. The blocking balls must not be touched by any means in the shot process. A scratch is allowed. Here are some helpful hints on executing the shot. Don’t elevate the butt of your cue too high for this shot. You only need to be between 20 to 30 degrees on this shot. You must use a stable, elevated open V bridge for this jump shot. When you place your cue ball align it so that when it jumps over the blocking balls it jumps over the edges of two balls instead of having to jump over a full ball. This will make the shot much easier. When you aim into the foot cushion make sure your tip is centered through the vertical axis of the cue ball. You definitely don’t want any English on this shot. Next month’s shot will be a D.O.D of 8 from the Masse’ Discipline. This Artistic shot has been performed numerous times on ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic. It is also one of my wife’s favorite shots.

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Precision Practice By: Bob Jewett of the SFBA

San Francisco Billiard Academy You may have heard the story of Mosconi demonstrating position play during an exhibition. He would put out a small piece of paper where the cue ball was going to stop for the next shot, and most of the time the cue ball would cover the paper. Hal Houle tells a similar story about Ralph Greenleaf, who is often credited with training Mosconi — intentionally or by osmosis. Greenleaf would let you put two object balls and a coin out on the table. He would then pocket the two balls and leave the cue ball on the coin after the second ball.

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Have you ever tried to play this sort of precise position? I’m convinced that most players can’t because they never try. Further, if they did try, they would probably discover and fix various basic problems in their game.

A learning aid on the market teaches this kind of position play — Kim Davenport’s “Target Pool” in which you play a sequence of shots hoping to leave the cue ball on a bull’s-eye target placed on the table, and score more points according to how close to the 10-spot you leave the cue ball. Here are some shots you can set up yourself to practice precise positioning. In Shot 1, the goal is to leave the cue ball exactly on the side cushion.

(If you need motivation, assume your next ball is by that rail and nearly blocked by intervening balls.) You have some leeway in the side-toside position; anywhere close to the rail is OK. Start with the object ball close to the side pocket, and gradually move it further back. Give point: 1 point for a ball from the rail, 2 points for half a ball, 3 points for a chalk-width, and 5 points for freezing the cue ball. In the second part of this drill, play the shot with draw to bring the cue ball back to the cushion you are standing near. In Shot 2, the goal is similar, but you have to take the cue ball more or less sideways to leave it on the short rail. Again, try to freeze it. Begin with the object ball a few balls off the cushion, as shown, and gradually increase the distance the cue ball must travel. The cue ball is in hand for each shot. Finally, try Mosconi’s drill, but give yourself a little more margin. Use a dollar bill, and if you can leave the cue ball on the bill you get a point. You could even make a competition of it by adding the number of “on the bill” leaves to the number of racks won. I think you’ll find that after a few hours of this sort of practice, you’ll be making position shots you would never have attempted in a game before. If you don’t try for precise shape, you can’t expect to get it.

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Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) 17 - 10 Alex Pagulayan (Canada) Article and photo courtesy of Matchroom Sport

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CARDIFF - Thorsten Hohmann, the 24 year-old from Fulda, Germany, tonight stepped out of the shadow of his more illustrious countrymen, as he shocked the pool world to lift the 2003 empirepoker.com World Pool Championship trophy, beating Canada’s Alex Pagulayan 17 - 10. Thorsten, who nine days ago was one of the emerging talents of European pool, can now stand proud as Champion of the World following a succession of stunning performances over the past nine days in Cardiff. After disposing of last year’s two finalists in yesterday’s quarter and semi-final matches, Hohmann looked lean and focused as he entered the arena which was packed to the rafters with a capacity 650 fans. Throughout the match he was always one step ahead of Pagulayan, who could never mount a sustained attack against the composed German. Two-all was the only time the Canadian was on level terms as Hohmann’s Thorsten Hohmann powerful break worked for him time and again. In contrast, whenever Pagulayan had the opportunity to make some headway into Thorsten’s lead his break shot let him down and throughout the match he missed too many balls. Thorsten was watched by his beautiful girlfriend Isabelle who flew into Cardiff on Friday night and as the match closed in, she could barely contain her emotion. He boyfriend, though was a picture of Teutonic calmness as he potted the balls and shifted the white around the table with a surgeon’s precision. When he deposited the final 9-ball into the corner pocket, Hohmann looked to the heavens in disbelief before shaking his fist to the skies in sheer joy. Hohmann becomes the third German player after Oliver Ortmann in 1995 and Ralf Souquet in 1996 to lift world pool’s most prestigious trophy. After the match, he could barely contain his delight; ‘I’m so happy! I have dreamed about this moment since I first starting playing twelve years ago. It is going to take a few days for this to sink in. I am 24 years old and the World Champion of this fantastic sport. This title is so important to me.”

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Brunswick Buys Out Valley-Dynamo

June 10 Brunswick Corp. announced its acquisition of coin-operated pool table giant Valley-Dynamo LP from private equity firm Fenway Partners and Dynamo founder Bill Ricketts. Brunswick purchased the Richland, Tex. - based company for $34.5 million in cash. According to Fenway Partners, Valley-Dynamo had net sales of $35 million in 2002. With the acquisition, brand heritage-conscious Brunswick gains the No. 1 brand in coin-operated pool tables in Valley-Dynamo, and the No. 1 brands in consumer table soccer and air hockey with the Tornado, Valley and Dynamo brand names. Valley-Dynamo will retain its corporate identity, and will operate as a separate division of Brunswick Billiards. In the gravy days of the late 1970s and early 1990s, domestic production of coin-operated pool tables was estimated at around 25,000 tables a year. A weak economy and continued slide in the coin-op industry have cut that number in half, or worse, some experts say. Brunswick was clearly the best buyer we could have hoped for”, added Ricketts. “It’s a great fit and a very synergistic acquisition.” OTB

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Las Vegas Worldcup 2003

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Semih Sayginer saved his best game for last to beat Dick Jaspers in the finals to win the 2003 Las Vegas WorldCup 3Cushion Tournament. Sayginer had finished second to Sang Chun Lee in the inaugural 1999 event, and Jaspers had finished second to To r b j o r n Blomdahl in Semih Sayginer 2001, so both were used to the pressure on the TV table. In the first round of the main tournament, Sang Chun Lee’s hopes of repeating his 1999 win were dashed as he lost a close match to 11th-ranked Ramon Rodriguez of Peru 3 sets to 2 with averages of 1.302/1.173. Lee remarked after the match that his game was rusty and the result was not a surprise. The best match of the round was by Semih Sayginer (TUR) with a 3-2 win over a very strong George Kai (JPN) with averages of 1.800/1.307. Michael Kang was the only US player to make it to the round of 16 with a 3-0 (1.184/0.918) win over 10thranked Dion Nelin (DEN). Miguel Torres, currently US number 2, lost to Daniel Sanchez of Spain with a set score of 3-1 and 1.870/1.600 averages. Current US champ Hugo Patino was ousted by Chul Min Kim of Korea, while Frank Torres fell in a close match to current World Champion Marco Zanetti (ITA) (3-1 and 1.092/ 0.981). On Saturday the 12th, the remaining 16 players were reduced to the final four. Defending champion Torbjorn Blomdahl was eliminated by Daniel Sanchez in straight sets with 2.647/1.625 averages. Sanchez’ average was the best for the tournament. In a very tight match, Dick Jaspers advanced over Jacob Haack-Sorensen (DEN) with 1.866/1.766 averages in a 3-2 nail-biter. HaackSorensen had come back from a 0-2 deficit to tie at 22. US hope Kang was eliminated by 4th-ranked Frederic Caudron(BEL). Saturday’s quarter-finals saw two thrillers. First Name 1 Semih SAYGINER (TUR) 2 Dick JASPERS (NED) 3 Daniel SANCHEZ (ESP) 4 Marco ZANETTI (ITA) 5 Tonny CARLSEN (DEN) 6 Frédéric CAUDRON (BEL) 7 Raymond CEULEMANS (BEL) 8 Ad KOOREVAAR (NED) 9 Jacob HAACK-SÖRENSEN (DEN) 10 Torbjorn BLOMDAHL (SWE) 11 Yilmaz OZCAN (TUR) 12 Martin HORN (GER) 13 Ramon RODRIGUEZ (PER) 14 Henk HABRAKEN (NED) 15 Chul Min KIM (KOR) 16 Mike KANG (USA)

Points 294 263 211 229 164 150 125 156 106 77 98 103 110 80 98 70

Sayginer fell behind by 0-2 against Caudron, only to pull it out by winning three straight sets, with 1.488/ 1.214 averages. At the same time, Zanetti and Tonny Carlsen (DEN) also went 3-2, with Marco being behind 0-1 and then 1-2 before taking the final two sets. Sentimental favorite Raymond Ceulemans ran into a buzz saw as Dick Jaspers matched Sanchez’ best average to win 3-0. This was not a nice present for Raymond’s 66th birthday, but he got a free dinner as the tournament Dick Jaspers was adjourned for the evening to allow attendance at the BCA Hall of Fame Dinner, where Raymond and fellow HOF member and Accu-stats commentator Robert Byrne were honored at the head table. Pool players Efren Reyes and Ed Kelly were the BCA HOF inductees this year. Play resumed at 10AM sharp on Sunday the 13th. Sayginer edged by Sanchez at 3-2 and 1.263/1.351 — yes, Semih had a lower average than Daniel in his win. The other semi-final was almost as close with Jaspers eliminating Zanetti 3-1. There was a small controversy when the shot timer seemed to malfunction, and it took several minutes to reset the time and resume play. Jaspers’ win set the stage for a showdown between the two former runners-up. After a brief break, Sayginer and Jaspers began, with both players in excellent form. No set to 15 took more than eight innings and Semih ended up ahead at the finish with a 3-1 score and 2.000/1.730 averages. Jaspers lost two of the sets by a total of three caroms. The total prize fund (which was specified in Euros) was about $36000 with $7000 for first down to $320 for 32nd. Special thanks are due to the many volunteers who donated their time and money to make this event a showcase for 3-cushion billiards in the US. Full results and more information are available through the tournament web site, www.sfbilliards.com/lvwc.htm Photo Courtesy of Paul Frankel

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If you have a three piece slate table and no one has been able to get it level, you can be sure it has a sag. Most manufacturers don’t put enough support in the tables to go past their warranties. After 2 or 3 years gravity pulls the center down and the center slate usually has nothing under it. Sometimes you need to add a little beef to the table and of course, the table may not have been set up correctly in the first place. You will need a machinist level Pat Sheehan or a long steel straight edge to do the job. A carpenter’s level will not do the job. Follow the directions for rough leveling from last month’s “The Break” (You are saving the copies aren’t you?). Find a spot on the table where the level is close to the center. Mark the spot with a pencil and note the reading. Turn the level 1800 and take the reading. They should be the same but not necessarily in the center of the vial. They have an adjustment on one side. Pull out everything under the slate and tighten both ends A & B. Take a piece of chalk (blackboard) and draw a map arrows pointing to the low area. Write the number of marks that it shows on the level. Put in all the arrows as shown in the diagram. The diagram shows corner AE is high so bring AD equal. Raise BC with level between 3 and 4 until it is level. Raise BF equal to BC, with level 1 and 2 EF should be level now; if not adjust all points. Drive a hardwood wedge under F2 until F1 and E2 are one mark high. Fill with shims and tighten. Adjust seams smooth. Veneer shims are best and cards from an old deck work. Do the opposite side 3 and 4. If the arrows point to the center diagonal from the corners have, someone watch the level and climb under the table with some hardwood wedges. Between the two slates at 5 drive one wedge. Go to the other side of that seam and drive a wedge between support and slate. Slate should bend easily. Have your helper tell you when you are level. Fill with shims and have him tell you when seams are smooth. Do 6 to match. I recommend Bondo to fill seams because it is flexible and will keep slate from moving. Do not over fill because it is hard to sand. Remember if you take the table apart you will have to score Bondo. Put on your bed cloth. Table will roll great. After a couple of weeks you may have to re-level legs especially if you are on carpet.

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The first annual Helena Open 9-Ball Tournament took place June 28-29 at the Valley Hub, in Helena, MT. Rob Gibson, local, steamrolled through to 1st place in the small mini tournament Friday night. Though a first-time event, 33 players from Montana, Idaho, Washington, and a good contingent of the always-strong Canadians, showed up for a weekend of challenging play taking place on 7 bar boxes. Tournament Director Jerry Crider chose Texas Express rules, race to 9 on both sides of the bracket, winner breaks. There were many hill-hill matches, but with rapid play the final 8 for Sunday’s play in the money round were determined by late evening. Montanans Jeff Boucher (Helena), Shannon Gibson (Great Falls) and Jason Tigard (Great Falls) along with the great Canadian player, Edwin Montal, remained undefeated Saturday night. Terry Long and Ross Gotterud (both of Idaho), Bernie Mikkelson (Alberta, and recent winner of Montana’s Garden City Open) and Dwayne Bjornstad (Alberta) all found themselves going into Sunday on the 1-loss side. When the dust settled, the last 2 standing were talented local, Jeff Boucher, and Edwin Montal of Alberta. Edwin ran through fellow Canadians (& travelling partners!!) Mike Lecar, Barry Hysaoka, & Wayne Chow. Sunday morning, he defeated Shannon Gibson, then met and defeated Jeff Boucher to take the driver’s seat. On the high side of the bracket, Jeff defeated Leo Degarda (Great Falls), Pete “Cueball” Quande (Missoula), & Dwayne Bjornstad (Alberta). After his loss to Edwin, Jeff met and got by Bernie Mikkelson, to guarantee 2nd. The finals match was a race to 11. Edwin jumped out with a 3 rack lead, steadily gaining ground to make it 6-2. Jeff stayed in the game and began inching up until the score was a nerve-racking 10-9 with Edwin on the hill. Jeff broke and made nothing. Edwin approached the table with the 1-ball and the 9-ball both on the long rail, the nine being closest to the corner pocket and the cueball perpendicular from the one. Edwin stroked for the 9-ball carom off the 1, making the 1-ball back cross-side, caroming into the 9 and dropping it in the corner, then sinking the 6-ball in the other corner on the deflection, along with Jeff’s hopes for victory. Talk about a finish with PZAZZ!! The gathered crowd was well-appreciative of the terrific pool played and the inaugural event concluded with Edwin Montal the victor and first champion. Tournament Director Jerry Crider paid $150 to the highest placing woman in the event, Jan Higgins (Great Falls). Congratulations and good shooting, Jan! Jerry ran a smooth, well-organized tournament and the players all seemed to enjoy themselves. Many thanks to Myron, owner of the Valley Hub, for the donation of the tournament teeshirts, designed by Jerry Crider; to Sandy Mac’s Distributing for the added money; and to local player/afficionado, Bob Jester, owner of The Jester’s Bar, for the added money and drink tickets. In addition to the added cash, Chris Warren, Capital Music, donated a McDermott pool cue, which Jerry raffled off, with all proceeds going back into player payout. This was a great turnout for the first-time event and we hope to see all of you and your friends there next year!

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I went to an interesting place this week in Kelso - Longview, Washigton. I went there to work with an extraordinary young man named Tim Hoogen. I say extraordinary because he’s a kind, well mannered, hard working and articulate man taking good care of his family. Because he’s a regular, we met at the MALTESE tavern and I’m mentioning the place because I enjoyed it so much. First of all, anyone that knows me knows that I have a fondness for counters. (in New York the places that we eat are called “luncheonettes” and only offer counter service,) so as a counter officianado, I tell you that this counter is perfect, large and comfortable with a lot of room between each swivel seat. My medium steak was perfect and coffee was available for refills at a self service station. The tables are barboxes and unlike most places with that particular equipment, they will rent you a table. At the tables there was so much room between each one that our work wasn’t interrupted even once and I was there for 8 hours. Then as if that wasn’t a big enough slice of heaven...it is directly across from the greyhound bus station! So, I didn’t even have to drive. >>> I’m directing this article to B players

and below. If you’re a player skilled beyond B level, you’ll still be able to get a lot from this. You can find success in the same areas, only, that your adjustments will be far smaller than Tim’s. As I worked with Tim and got to see his result I realized that nearly all unskilled players are living with the same mistakes and misunderstandings that he was. So I’ll go through it in the same order that it went on in class. First, we had Tim lower his chin. His chin was about 14" away from the shaft. Note that with his chin that high, it also means that his entire stance is built around a fault. I had him put his chin about a half inch from the shaft. NOT TO HAVE HIM SHOOT FROM THERE: to have his looking START from there. To have him begin looking to see where he wants his chin as opposed to not even considering where it is. Then we agreed to have him move it up a little at a time. If you decide to go through this, use one-half inch increments as you bring your chin up away from the shaft. (smaller if you have the patience) Some of you

will have to shoot a few shots and others will just know from stroking the cue. Now your entire stance is useless and uncomfortable, right? Some of you will have naturally made or found the n e c e s s a r y compensations. For everyone else, just move your rear leg AWAY from your bridge hand until you’re back to comfortable. If, instead of lowering your chin, you begin by doing this rear leg movement, you’ll see that it automatically brings your chin closer to the shaft. As you lower your chin, you should also notice a change in your bridge hand and arm. Let your bridge hand slide forward naturally as you move the rear leg or as you lower your chin. If you think that your stance has no rear leg...for right-handers, it’s your right leg and opposite for lefthanders. Stance is actually the third step in the anatomy of a pool shot and so we went to step number one. And that step we call DECIDING. For each step there is a rule. For deciding the rule is to make decisions AWAY FROM THE

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TACOMA, WA – Under sweltering hot conditions and playing on tables with pockets so tight the balls squeaked when they dropped, Hsin Huang, of Vancouver, B.C., proved once again she is the force to beat on the

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Northwest Womens Pool Association tour. Huang racked up her fourth consecutive win July 19-20 at City Lights Coors Light Qualifier in Tacoma, Wash., earning a paid birth to the WPBA Nationals in Lincoln City, Ore. in November. Tournament Director Ted Woodward did a great job of keeping the tournament, even as slow matches caused by tight, 4-inch pockets on the 10 Gold Crown tables, forced tournament play into the early morning hours Sunday. The tournament drew 44 players from across the Northwest and Canada, and plenty of spectators, thanks to great press coverage from the Seattle PostIntelligencer and the Tacoma News Tribune. Huang, a native of Taiwan, blasted her way through the winner’s bracket, beating Linda Dick, 7-2; Tina Teesatuski, 7-4; Julie Stallings, 7-4; Jaclyn Fitchner, 7-4; Linda Carter, 7-1; and Katherine Czarkowski, 7-5; to earn a place in the finals. Czarkowski, also of Vancouver, B.C., also worked her way through top side of the bracket, posting wins over Kim Sijer, Katherine Czarkowski 7-2; Wendy Sedlacek, 7-3; Deby Welfringer, 7-3; and Martha Hartsell, 74; before losing the hot seat match to Huang. Czarkowski, who placed second at the NWPA’s last tournament, was not going down without a fight, beating Hartsell again, 7-5, to earn another chance to play Huang in the finals. Huang dominated the first five games, playing strong safes and taking advantage when Czarkowski struggled with the tight pockets. Czarkowski earned the sixth game, but Huang took over the seventh. The frustrated Czarkowski took a break and returned with determination, beating Huang three consecutive games, before Huang was able to score, making it 7-4 in the Martha Hartsell race to 9. Huang scratched on the 3 ball in the next game and Czarkowski ran out, breathing new life into the match for the spectators. But a missed four ball in the following game allowed Huang to make it to the hill. Huang broke and ran the last rack for the tournament. Hsin Huang, Taiwan $540 1st 200 points and a paid spot into the WPBA Canadian Cuetec Cues National 9-Ball Championships Katherine Czarkowski, Vancouver, BC $352 2 nd Martha Hartsell, Junction City, OR $252 3 rd th Deby Welfringer, Tacoma, WA $194 4 5/6 Linda Carter, Kent, WA $122 Wendy Sedlacek, Tacoma, WA $122 7/8 Regene Springett, Vancouver, BC $92 Mona Remedios, Surrey, BC $92 9-12 Julie Stallings, Eugene, OR $78 Nancy Measer, Lynnwood, WA $78 Mary Hopkin, Richland, WA $78 Tamré Geené-Rogers, Bothell, WA $78 Thanks to Ron Anway and Hank’s Auto Wholesale for adding a total of $200 to the Second Chance Tournament, won by Tacoma player OTB Andrea Saenz-Maes.

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R E S U R R E CT I O N by: Dean Shane Cassem

About the Author Dean Shane Cassem Born in Charleston, W.Va. to an immigrant father from Lebanon, Dean Shane Cassem picked up his first cue stick at age 15. His father and grandfather before him had Cassem’s restaurant in Kanawha City, a suburb of Charleston, which is the state capitol of West Virginia. From age 15 to age 20, except for a short stint in Viet Namn, Shane hardly put his cue down and by age 20, had placed second in the annual Virginia straight pool tourney (1966). In his twenties, his game went stale from staying in the bars and

out of the rooms where stiffer competition would have honed his game. His stroke subsided completely until his mid thirties when he resurrected his game and won the Coors statewide Texas 8-ball Championship in Houston in 1981. Directing his energies to a new wife, his church, and an interior wall and floor-covering business in the mid to late 80’s, his game went dormant again until he sold his business and

returned to school. At age 48, he completed his undergraduate work in theology, and earned Master’s degrees in Marriage & Family Counseling and Christian Education. During that time, he developed his writing skills and has since become the most prolific writer of pocket billiard fiction in America. Shane has five Carter Keating novels nearly ready for publication: Breakthrough,

Resurrection, Backrooms, Twist of Fate and Trade-off. Readers will see Twist of Fate in the bookstores by November 2002. In addition, he has recently created two new characters; Skinny Malone and Kelsey Maynard. Currently, Shane also has a Marriage and Family Counseling practice. He and Mary, his wife of fifteen years, live in Fort Worth, the setting for his ongoing Carter Keating Series. Shane has one daughter, Vickie Linn, a son-n-law, Brian, and a precious granddaughter, Shelbie Linn. You may visit Shane’s web sites at; www.carterkeatingnovels.com or creativecounselingconcepts.com

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to fish his cues out of mothballs and prepare for the tournament. Part Three has Keating working on his game in Sharky’s, a popular Houston hangout. In the interim, Danny the Brat approaches Keating for a game. A verbal confrontation ensues and the Brat storms off pouting. Later Linda Jo Minard, a local singer and pretty good player, approaches Keating while he practices. Part Four continues as Keating befriends Linda Jo. As he leaves Sharky’s another confrontation almost develops between Keating and Danny the Brat’s cohorts. Later, Keating, Lauterette, Linda Jo, and Elizabeth anxiously await the pairings for the Texas Prelims. The story continues as Keating and his first opponent, an Asian pair off in an eight ball race to five. In Part Five,

Keating beats the Asian handily and wins a testy second match. Given a schedule break, Keating skates out for a burger. The Brat’s two cronies confront him in the parking lot. Keating’s potential for violence comes to light as he deals with the two bullies. The story continues . . I GRABBED A BURGER AT A DRIVE-THROUGH, TURNED into the Galleria underground parking, negotiated the down ramp, made a couple of turns and found a corner parking spot down on the lower level. I hustled to the nearest entrance, skipped the steps, slipped inside the double doors, and strolled quickly over to the railing on the main floor. Three brightly lit balconies towered over me, populated by shoppers looking down to the main floor. The place was packed. Stylish ladies spilled out voluptuously in fall sweaters, leather skirts and lavishly painted nails. All of them energized by the brilliant lights and upscale glitter. In the next seven days, a regiment of green felted Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables would replace the kiosks, sales booths, benches and tables on the main floor. Shuffling to my left, I scaled the broad, carpeted stairs two at a time, made the turn at the landing, scaled the next set of stairs, reversed my direction on the second floor and loped to the center of the Mall and looked down. My mind pondered the possibilities. Hurrying, I scaled the stairs to the third level. My eyes focused on the main floor. At tournament time, people would be watching from all three levels. For a brief nanosecond, I saw myself on the center table facing off against my opponent. I glimpsed at my watch. Thirty minutes had gone by . . . time to get back. Pushing off the rail, I scooted back to the stairs and descended them one at a time. At the main floor, I rolled around the corner, stepped through the double doors into the underground garage and galloped to the car. The engine was running. Two teenagers were in my car. “Hey! That’s my car!” I yelled at the top of my lungs. The one riding shotgun heard me. As I ran toward the Vet, he said

something to the driver. The engine roared. The Vet’s wheels spun, spitting rubber on the concrete as a lingering smoke trail followed. Fishtailing around the corner, it shot up the exit ramp like a roach running for cover. Heads turned as I raced to the exit, jumped the top railing and sprinted up the ramp to street level. The Vet swerved around two cars onto Westheimer, ripped forward a half block, then cut a sharp right down Post Oak Boulevard and disappeared. “Nooooo!” I screamed. “God, no!” Catching my breath, I stood motionless, then sucked in some air, ran back into the Mall and stopped at the counter. “Someone’s stolen my car,” I said breathlessly to the portly brunette behind the counter, “have a phone I can use?” Stepping back defensively, she glared at me for a moment and clenched her lips. She eyed me a moment longer, watching as I breathed heavily. Then slowly she pulled a phone out from the counter and said, “Dial nine.” “Thanks,” I huffed and dialed the phone. The 911 operator answered and took the information. I hung up then dialed Elizabeth. No answer. I called Joe. No answer. “Phone book?” I begged again to the girl behind the counter. She fingered a phone book from a drawer and plopped it on the counter. I looked up the number to Sharky’s and called it. Lilly answered. “Lilly,” I said tersely, “I’m at the Galleria, someone’s stolen my car, “Is Lauterette or Linda Jo there?” “Went to eat,” she said tersely, “said they’d be back for your next match. You’re up in about thirty minutes, Carter.” “Yeah. I’ll get there somehow, Lilly. Do what you can if I’m late.” “Sure thing,” she said, and hung up. I thought about a taxi. Too risky, too much time. I looked at my watch. Forty minutes had passed. “Thanks,” I said, and ran out the door. Stretching out my legs, I broke into a full gait, turned the corner out of the parking lot and raced down the sidewalk west to Sharky’s. The heavy dark clouds had moved overhead and threatened a downpour. Sharky’s was at least

In Part One, Carter Keating, college graduate and former Special Operative returns home from a tour of duty in the Colombian jungles. Gracie, his significant other, has dumped him for someone else. He enrolls in the local police academy and meets new friend, Joe Lauterette. Later, Elizabeth, a new companion, seeing his love for the game, inspires him to enter the Texas Eight Ball Championships. The story continues as he ponders the decision. Part Two finds Keating and Lauterette at a local restaurant, talking about his former passion for the game, and the role that Jimmy the Stick Gadwell and old Charley Sturgis had in teaching him to be a young prodigy at only eighteen. Part Two ends as Keating decides

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BCA Sizzles in the Vegas Heat Vegas in May at the BCA and really liked it alot so LAS VEGAS, NV we talked about a few things and he said he would Mel Larsen, creator of the incredible Shark Case, make my pool case world famous. He told me presented Mike Massey with case number 15 at what he liked most about my shark case and told the “Challenge of the Stars”, Wednesday, July 9th me what he would like one to look like. So the race during the BCA Trade Expo. was on to get one done in 6 weeks to take to the Mel writes, “I’ve led a very interesting life and one BCA Expo because he has alot of events coming day I hope to write an autobiography. I have alot of up. I believe that Mike is that piece of the puzzle faith in God and I know he’s looking out for me. I that I need to make my cases famous. Mike is an started out making a shark for myself and never 8 time world champion. I think it is cool to make would have believed it would have gone this far. something that he admired so much. It’s a great When I realized I had created something so unique and popular I decided to come up with a business (l to r) Mel Larsen presents Mike Massey with a Custom compliment to an artist when someone likes your work so much. I know this will be my legacy in life Made Shark Case plan in case it turned into one. The start of my plan because of all the great things people have done was to make several cases for several great pool for me.” players. I thought it would be special for me as well as them to have them Mike’s case is number 15. It is carved from eastern white pine, then painted in my portfolio. As it turned out I picked Jeanette Lee, Tom Rossman, with black imron, then cleared. Derek Roberts did the graphics, then it is Tommy Kennedy and Mike Massey. To my surprise later on I found out that cleared and wet sanded several times. This case took Mel about 250 hours these people also have a close relationship to God like I do and it must to create. have been meant to happen. I think these people, because of who they are OTB will make my pool shark case a success. Mike saw my hammerhead in

2003 BCA International Trade Expo installation, Internet marketing, shipping and risk management. BCA board 2003 BCA International Trade Expo a Success for Buyers and Exhibitors members conducted roundtable discussions for both retailers and room (Colorado Springs, CO) The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) hosted operators to discuss current topics of interest. a record turnout of exhibitors and a strong number of attendees at the General Membership Meeting 2003 BCA International Trade Expothat took place July 10-12, 2003 at Board members were elected at the General Membership meeting that the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. took place “We were very pleased to host 295 exhibitors and over W e d n e s d a y, 2,700 registered buyers,” reports BCA Executive Director July 9, at 5:00 Stephen Ducoff. “Exhibitors overall said that business was p.m. Fred strong, with some reporting that this was their best show Cohen and Clay ever.” Etheridge were Participation re-elected as The official statistics, as reported by Expo producer W.T. V o t i n g Glasgow, Inc. are: representatives. Exhibiting Companies 295 M i k e (up 52 over 2002) Brownstein was Booths Sold 1,262 re-elected as a (up 150 over 2002) R e t a i l e r New Exhibitors 72 representative (up 21 over 2002) and Mark Griffin Registered Attendees was re-elected 2,705 (off 33 from 2002) as a Room (L to R) Clay Etheridge, Henry Hayes Jr., Stephen Ducoff, Roger Blank, Skip Nemecek, International Attendees 221 O p e r a t o r Butch Olhausen, Mike Baggett and Fred Cohen (representing 30 countries) representative. Overall registered attendance by buyers was Mike Baggett, Dan Dishaw and John Stransky were elected to the board slightly off, but the retailer attendance was up by as Voting representatives and Greg Hunt was elected as a Room Operator 115 over 2002. The attendance decline came representative. mainly from the room operator category, an area The officers for 2003/2004 are: that will be addressed for the 2004 Expo. President: Skip Nemecek (Tweeten Fibre Company, Inc.) Business of Billiards Seminars 1st Vice President: Fred Cohen (D&R Industries, Inc.) The Business of Billiards seminars kicked off on 2nd Vice President: Henry Hayes, Jr. (Iwan Simonis, Inc.) Wednesday with a marketing and graphic design Treasurer: Bob Radford (Antique Billiard Supply) workshop conducted by Brande Cox of Volition Secretary: Butch Olhausen (Olhausen Billiard Mfg., Inc.) Studios. Other seminars included public relations, table (BCA EXPO continued on page 20) from: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development


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In the 10 years Jammers have been involved with the APA Scott and Judy never imagined they would be so lucky as to have their Jammers teams win all three of these spots this year. Also on June 14th M.Y.P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. APA held their first Ladies only 8-ball Team Regionals for one spot to Las Vegas. Winning that spot was also Jammers. In the history of the M.Y.P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. APA area there has never been a location that has ever had four teams going to Las Vegas at the same time. Scott and Judy are very proud of these teams, and want to wish them all good luck in Las Vegas.

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Challenge the Stars Benefit morning with strong crowds that continued The Challenge the Stars event, benefiting the through Saturday afternoon, when the floor Billiard Education Foundation, raised nearly closed at 4:00 p.m. While the floor officially $5,000 with the support opened at 10:00 a.m. of Hall of Fame each morning, buyers members and could set up private professionals such as appointments with Belinda Campos, exhibitors between 8:00 Karen Corr, Allison a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Fisher, Paul Gerni, Best Booth Awards Loree Jon Jones, were given in three size Eddie Kelly, Ewa categories. The Laurance, Jeanette winners were: Lee, Melissa Little, 10+ Booths: Cue & Mike Massey, Steve Case Sales, GLD Mizerak, Jim Rempe, (l to r) Eddie “Knoxville Bear” Taylor (inducted into the BCA Products, McDermott Mike Sigel and Eddie Hall of Fame in 1993) and Ed “Champaign Eddie” Kelly Cue Manufacturing, (2003 inductee) Taylor. Over 150 Tempo Industries, Tree people attended the event, many from the local Products by Cranford community due to newspaper advertising and a 3-9 Booths: Anheuser-Busch, D&R Industries/ radio promotion. Assistance was provided by the Championship Billiard Fabric, Hood Leather local Boys and Girls Club. Goods, Italian Trade Commission, RC Designs The event took place on July 9, which happens International to be the birthday of Jeanette Lee. The 1-2 Booths: Billiard Pro Shop, Gorina Trading, competition stopped briefly while the crowd sang Iwan Simonis, Kessler Industries, Paragon “Happy Birthday” to Ms. Lee and presented her International with a “Black Widow” cake. Product sponsors BCA Hall of Fame Banquet of the event included Showcase Billiards/AMF, The Hall of Fame Banquet honoring Edwin Connelly Billiards, D&R Industries/Championship “Champagne Eddie” Kelly and Efren “The Billiard Fabric, Diamond Billiard Products, Magician” Reyes was held at the Venetian Resort Escalade Sports, Imperial International, Iwan Hotel on Saturday, July 12. Mr. Reyes could not Simonis, Sigel’s Unlimited Cues & Accessories, attend the event due to his prior commitment to Super Billiards Expo and Olhausen Billiard Mfg. play in the WPA World 9-Ball Championships in (BCA EXPO continued on page 29) The Expo floor opened at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday


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APA Teams Go Blind Draw Doubles To Vegas July 18, 2003

Teams from CA, ID, MT, OR and WA competing at APA Nationals Ladies 8-Ball Baker Babies – Bakersfield, CA Chicks w/ Stix (CA) – Nuevo, CA Hot Stuff – Fresno, CA R-Girls – Huntington Beach, CA Pockets (CA) – North Hollywood, CA Just Make the Ball – Ontario, CA Jammers Classy Chicks – Salem, OR Ex-Cues-Me (OR) – Portland, OR Mouse Trap Teasers – Portland, OR Cue Tease (WA) – Spokane, WA 9-Ball Open Cue Ball’s Screwballs – Bakersfield, CA Lucky Devils – Sunnyvale, CA Shooters Too – Huntington Beach, CA Black Hats – Ventura, CA The Good, Bad & Deadly – Canyon Lake, CA

Too Strong – Twentynine Palm, CA Bowladium – Twentynine Palm, CA Mas Tequila – Camarillo, CA Freedom Fighters – Bakersfield, CA The Right Stuff – Fresno, CA 9-on-the-break – El Cajon, CA Shut Up and Shoot – San Diego, CA Loco Motion – National City, CA Bad Habits – GT Falls, MT Jesters 9-Ballers – Helena, MT

Roadhouse 8+1 – Lafayette, OR Monica’s Mayhem – Keizer, OR West End Sports Pub – Portland, OR Psycho Ward – Aloha, OR Coach’s – Portland, OR Bronco – Spokane, WA We Don’t Care – Renton, WA Family Tradition – Bonney Lake, WA No Patience – Spokane, WA Monkey Business 9 – Spokane, WA Rookies – Ruston, WA Crossroads – Bellevue, WA

Open 8-Ball Karbo – Hemet, CA Thaat’s Right – Winchester, CA Shot Callers – Fresno, CA Stumps #1 – Twentynine Palm, CA Euphoria – San Diego, CA Means Nothing – Ontario, CA Rack the Casbah – Sunnyvale, CA Stix on Fire – Poway, CA A.C. Cues – Huntington Beach, CA Slop Counts – Mountain View, CA Patrick’s Pub – Costa Mesa, CA 8-Ball Posse – Meiners Oaks, CA Misfits (CA) – Bakersfield, CA Born to Lou’s – San Diego, CA Hollywood Billiards – Oxnard, CA Moonshadows – North Hollywood, CA College Bound – San Diego, CA GR8 Balls on Fire – San Marcos, CA Thursday Thrashers – Bakersfield, CA

Jammers T.G. & M’s Team – Salem, OR Jo’s Saloon – Milwaukie, OR Underwater Predators – Oregon City, OR Becken’s 8-Balls – Portland, OR Hopper’s – Portland, OR Jammers Team Spirit – Salem, OR Duke’s Big Dawgs – Portland, OR Cheapcues.com – Beaverton, OR Jammers Rack the Balls – Salem, OR Tavern – Tacoma, WA Motley Crew – Renton, WA Mikes’ – Renton, WA Hard Eight – Lakewood, WA RRRaiders – Spokane, WA Bud’s Ballbusters – Spokane, WA Carriage Sq. Sports Bar – Kent, WA Far From Lozin 8 – Airway Heights, WA Double Dippin’ 8 – Spokane, WA Pickpockets (WA) – Tacoma, WA Point the Way – Everett, WA

RESULTS OF OUR 3RD WEEKEND

We had 30 players in our one-pocket tournament on Sat 7/19/03. This was one of the toughest fields we have drawn. With Santos Sambajon Jr. and Rafael Martinez dropping in, this made it a real tough tournament. But the usual winner, Billy Palmer won again, with our local player, Larry Evans coming in second. On Sunday, 7/20/03 Santos and Rafael were too much for all the local talent as they came in first and second. SATURDAY - JULY 19, 2003 ONE POCKET TOURNAMENT 30 PLAYERS @ $20 $600 MONEY ADDED $300 TOTAL PRIZE $900 1. $400 BILLY PALMER 2. $200 LARRY EVANS 3. $100 RAFAEL MARTINEZ 4. $80 SANTOS SAMBAJON JR. 5. $40 DANTE RAKIN SR. 6. $40 ROBERT ZACK 7. $20 ROGER ESTELLE 8. $20 GEORGE MICHAELS

1st Ervin Metler & Mike Emiline

We had a small but dedicated group of 16 players show up for our July blind draw Doubles 8-Ball Tournament.

Congratulations to the Winners!

Flamingo – GT Falls, MT Lots’a Green – GT Falls, MT Kong’s Villagers – Helena, MT

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Billings, MT

SUNDAY - JULY 20, 2003 OPEN 9 BALL TOURNAMENTS 38 PLAYERS @ $20 $760 MONEY ADDED $300 TOTAL PRIZE $1,060 1. $400 SANTOS SAMBAJON JR. 2. $200 RAFAEL MARTINEZ 3. $160 ROBERT ZACK 4. $120 AMAR KANG 5. $60 GEORGE MICHAELS 6. $60 CHET ITOW 7. $30 DAVE PIONA 8. $30 GERARDO JAMITO

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2nd Kevin Anthony & Jack Salveson

3rd Pete Faennstrom & Kevin Kalland

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APA POOL LEAGUES SOUTHWEST MONTANA From: Rebecca Zapata

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS FOR SPRING SESSION 2003 8-BALL DIVISIONS

Helena TUESDAY 8-BALL DOUBLE DIVISION

Division Champions: Balls in Hand Team Captain Lynette Wakefield, Co-Captain Carla Harding; Players: Doug O’Dell, Larry Eller, Victor Hult, Kelcey Darlow. 1ST PLACE LEAGUE POINTS: Balls In Hand, Valley Hub 74 PTS Team Captain Lynette Wakefield; Co-Captain Carla Harding; Players: Doug O’Dell, Larry Eller, Victor Hult, Kelcey Darlow. TOP TEN TOP GUN SINGLES PERFORMANCE POINTS 1st Carl Garcia 46 PTS 2nd Kelcey Darlow 38 Larry Eller 38 4th Doug O’Dell 30 5th Will Martin 29 6th Tammy Prout 27 7th Adam Velasquez 26 8th Ryan Lindsay 24 9th Lucas Evenson 22 Skip Hoveland 22

Helena FRIDAY OPEN 8-BALL

Division Champions: Gangsters from the Valley Hub Team Captain Jeff Smith; Co-Captain Jim Benjamin; Players: Mark Susag, Jeremy Saarinen, Teresa Smith, Dave Desjarlais, Ben Fredrick, Christy Fredrick. 1ST PLACE LEAGUE POINTS: Gangsters From Valley Hub 89 PTS Team Captain Jeff Smith; Co-Captain Jim Benjamin; Players: Mark Susag, Jeremy Saarinen, Teresa Smith, Dave Desjarlais, Ben Fredrick, Christy Fredrick. TOP TEN TOP GUN SINGLES PERFORMANCE POINTS 1st Phil Boucher 48 PTS 2nd Wayne Rogers 44 3rd Karen Amedee 41 4th Pat Therriault 39 5th Dan Pronteau 38 6th Randy VanSprang 37 7th Will Martin 34 8th Lynne Cook 33 9th Jim Benjamin 32 Troy Santoro 32

MISSOULA OPEN 8-BALL

Division Champions: Nite Owl I from Alcan Bar in Frenchtown Team Captain: Magic Rathbone; Co-Capt. Tom Porter, Rob Coladonato, Jerry Wilson, Marian Gore, Karrie Fimbres, Matt Attanasio. 1ST PLACE LEAGUE POINTS: Nite Owl I from Alcan Bar in Frenchtown Team Captain: Magic Rathbone; Co-Capt. Tom Porter, Rob Coladonato, Jerry Wilson, Marian Gore, Karrie Fimbres, Matt Attanasio. TOP TEN TOP GUN SINGLES PERFORMANCE POINTS 1st Magic Rathbone 62 PTS 2nd Jerry Wilson 48 3rd Jerry Wolvington 43 4th Tom Porter 39 5th Joel McGlynn 38 6th Bailey Spaulding 35 7th Jim Purcell 32 8th Hawks Belcourt 30 Patrick Cross 30 10th Bill Buck 29 Mark Foster 29

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The New Grove 9-Ball

EVERETT, WA On Saturday July 12th, the finals of the 8 week qualifiers was held at The New Grove. Every Saturday night the New Grove holds a 9-Ball tournament. After 8 weeks the first two places from each of the previous tournaments has earned their way into the finals. The house adds $200 and prizes. 1st $180 John Doherty nd $90 Will Totten 2 3 rd $60 Tim Tweddell $30 Ray Lunde 4 th Saturday, July 19th starts the beginning of a new 8 week qualifier session. The New Grove is also starting the same format with a Women’s 8-Ball Qualifier held on Wednesday nights beginning July 16th. Sign-up is 6:30PM, play starts at 7PM with a race to 2 on the winners side and 1 on the losers, $5 entry, double elimination. The house will add 100%. The top two places will qualify for the finals in 8 weeks. There will be prizes and giveaways at the finals for both the men and women.

“Jersey Gentleman” Comes Out on Top

EVERETT, WA After the Trick Shot Exhibition by Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth, at The New Grove on June 21st, there was a 9-Ball tournament. 25 players took part with prizes and giveaways during the Saturday night tournament. All tournaments at The New Grove have free greens fees. Tuesday nights are 8-Ball and Saturday nights it’s 9-Ball. 1st $100 J J Koval $ 60 Ray Lunde 2 nd 3 rd $ 35 Dave Godenbauer th OTB 4 $ 25 Kris Iverson

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Women’s Scotch Doubles Aug 23 $200 Added w/Full Field

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Send entries to: River City Billiards, 14637 SR20, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 For information call Joe (360) 424-3515 or Melinda (360) 739-4075

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From: Dick Jones, Manager/Tournament Director

BOZEMAN, MT - This type of tournament gives the tournament players in this area a new and different game to play, something besides 8-Ball or 9Ball. Although the field was a little short we did have a great time. We definitely had some great matches. A special thank you goes out to Andy Martin (Seattle, WA) for coming so far to play in this tournament. I did notice that there were quite a few players that should have been here. You missed a good one. 1st $130 Shannon Gibson, Great Falls Shannon came all the way through the loser’s side of the bracket to win it all. nd 2 $85 Mike Schaff, Bozeman 3 rd $50 Rob Gibson, Helena 4 th $25 Walt Nead, Livingston High Run Award: Walt Nead – Run of 30 balls (Race was to 75 points)

“Chip” Pool Classic From: Dick Jones – Manager/Tournament Director

Final Standings for the “Chip” Pool Classic held at Eagles Club #326, Bozeman, Montana. This tournament was held Saturday June 28, 2003 with a field of 23 players. A special thank you goes out to all the players that showed up, and our added money sponsors. For those of you who might have missed the explanation of what a “Chip” Pool Tournament is I will quickly explain it to you. The game is 8-Ball, Singles. When you pay your $10 entry fee, you receive 5 poker style chips. The format is a race to ONE (1) (an absolutely brutal game). Anyone can win. If you win, you stay on the same table and wait for your next opponent. You are paid for every game you win, instant gratification. If you lose, you must turn in one of your chips to the tournament director and then wait to be assigned to another table. The winner of course is the player with any chips left. Every player won at least one game. Everybody made money. What’s left in the prize fund is paid out to the final four players. 1st $80 Gary Schram, Belgrade 2 nd $60 Curt Watts, Bozeman 3 rd $40 Britton Schwartzer, Livingston th 4 $20 Walt Nead, Livingston Again, I want to thank all the players that showed up. Without you, I don’t have Pool. What a fun day it was, thank you. OTB

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FOX SPORTS DIGITAL NETS TO CARRY US OPEN 9-BALL from: Rob Sykora, President, BCn

ST. LOUIS, MO - Fox Sports Digital Nets (FSDN), a suite of digital networks – Pacific, Central and Atlantic - providing out-of-market collegiate and professional sports fans with a connection to their favorite teams, will telecast Billiard Club Network’s 13-week summer series of the 2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. Fox Sports Digital Nets will premiere Billiard Club television (BCtv), BCn’s one-hour weekly program series beginning July 13th. The following telecast schedule will remain consistent throughout the series. All times are Eastern. Sunday’s 9:00 PM on Fox Sports Digital Atlantic Monday’s 12:00 PM on Fox Sports Digital Central Tuesday’s 1:00 PM on Fox Sports Digital Pacific “Fox Sports Digital Nets gives us national cable distribution along with our satellite distribution on Dish Network and DirecTV,” said Rob Sykora, BCn president. “With the way the series is shaping up, we’ll be on TV every day of the week. Other network deals are in the making and we anticipate the total weekly distribution to exceed 40 million cable and satellite homes.” “The U.S. Open event fits nicely into our mix of content during the summer and we look forward to providing great programming for pool and billiard fans across the country,” said Max Casanova, Director of Programming for Fox Sports Digital Nets. In addition to Fox Digital Nets, the U.S. Open summer series is available through cable channels Empire Sports Network in New York and Sunshine Network in Florida. Each of these regional sports channels is available to DirecTV and DISH Network satellite subscribers. Fox Sports Digital Pacific, Central and Atlantic offer digital cable subscribers the same coverage available on DIRECTV and DISH Network’s out-of-market sports packages. Utilizing Fox Sports Net’s 22 owned or affiliated networks (including Sunshine Network, MSG, Comcast Sports Net),  Fox Sports Digital Pacific, Central and Atlantic is a unique threechannel multiplex that offers live, unduplicated and often exclusive games, in addition to news and programming of specific interest to these three “super-regions.” For sports aficionados and displaced sports fans alike, Fox Sports Digital Pacific, Central, and Atlantic is the only place to find outof-market sports, 72-hours a day. Fox Sport Digital Nets is available in over 3 million homes. Billiard Club Network produces exclusive video programming for a national network of billiard club affiliates, under the name Billiard Club television. These affiliates use BCtv as their in-house video entertainment for their customers. BCtv features match footage, instructional segments, and other billiard sports entertainment. BCtv is a production of BCn in association with Diamond Billiard Products, Accu-Stats Video Production and Matchroom Sport. OTB

Diamond Partners With Midwest Open Midwest Billiard Expo and Open is proud to announce a joint partnership with Diamond Vending and Promotions to supply tables for all Midwest Open events. Diamond Vending and Promotions will supply tables to all the events formerly produced by Chalk Talk Productions, including the Midwest Billiard Expo, Windy City Open and others. Chad Scharlow, Vice President of Diamond commented, “Diamond Vending & Promotion is very happy to be affiliated with the Midwest Billiard Expo. We look forward to a successful event this year and many years to come.” Bob and Eydie Romano were quoted as saying “We are pleased to have Diamond as our new table supplier. Diamond is dedicated to helping the industry grow and we look forward to a long prosperous relationship.” You can get more info online at: www.midwestexpo.com

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BCA & Super Billiards Expo Coordinate Shipping in 2004 from: Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Colorado Springs, CO - March of 2004 will be an extraordinarily busy month for the billiard industry. The Super Billiards Expo (March 25-28, 2004) will end just several days before the start of the Billiard Congress of America’s (BCA) 2004 International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo (March 31 April 3, 2004). The BCA is working closely with Super Billiards Expo producers Allen and Dawn Hopkins to ensure a smooth and affordable solution for companies who participate in both events. The BCA has arranged to have trucks arrive at the Valley Forge Convention Center at the close of the Super Billiards Expo, on Sunday, March 28, 2004, to ship exhibitor booths from Valley Forge, PA, to Las Vegas, NV. “Each vendor will pay no more than a standard shipping charge for this service. Any ‘rush charges’ will be absorbed by the BCA this time,” reports BCA Executive Director Stephen D. Ducoff. “We are one hundred percent supportive of the Super Billiards Expo and want to do everything we can to allow our members to participate in both events. The BCA Board of Directors developed this solution to show our continued commitment to our members and the industry. We certainly appreciate the support of Allen and Dawn Hopkins in coordinating this project.” A letter has been sent to all Super Billiards Expo participants so that they can make arrangements now for the special shipping service. For further information, please contact the BCA at 719.264.8300

The BCA is a national non-profit organization, dedicated to providing its members with exceptional value by promoting and growing cue sports worldwide. The BCA supports its membership with educational programs, trade expos, tournaments and other programs designed to make pool everybody’s game. For more information, OTB please visit www.bca-pool.com.

TAP/BCA Merge in NW WA

OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON ~~ The No-Slop Washington TAP billiards league announces that future sessions of TAP play will be BCA sanctioned, enabling pool shooters of all skill levels to win and qualify for not only TAP events (such as local Titleholders, Singles events, and the 2004 National TAP championships in New Orleans or Atlantic City), but also for the May, 2004 BCA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada and the March, 2004 WBPPA BCA 8-Ball Regionals in Lincoln City, Oregon. If players complete 8 matches of play by September 24 they may also qualify for the similar WBPPA 9-Ball event in October, 2003. TAP pits opponents in ranked races based on players’ previous play, but these rankings follow through only to TAP events; BCA events are scratch but teams are allowed to choose 2 substitutes from within their divisions to “stack” a 5-player roster. NSW TAP operates in more than 4 northwest Washington counties, including Island, Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish, and serves King County north of Seattle. Major cities include Oak Harbor, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and Everett. Interested players are invited to contact NSW TAP 24-hours via telephone 360-NSW-8BALL (679-8225), or online OTB at www.tapleague.com, and RayMills@earthlink.net.

ARE YOU READY TO BE A MILLIONAIRE

Rick Breden and George Clark of Right Action Management think so, and have put their money where their mouth is with “The Players Tournament I” and a first place payout of $1 Million Dollars, making it the richest tournament in billiard history! And the winning doesn’t stop there at this 1st annual tournament. December 2nd – 6th at Caesars Palace Pavilion in Las Vegas … 2nd place get $500,000, 3rd place is $250,000, 4th place is $125,000, 5th – 8th is $90,000 and so on with 65th – 128th receiving $11,500 (payouts based on a 512 player field). Breden and Clark founded Right Action Management in an attempt to honor Pool Players, which resulted in the creation of “The Players Tournament I”. The game will be Bar Table 9-Ball, single elimination, race to Twenty-one (21). The tournament is strictly limited to the first 512 fully paid entrants. To play in “The Players Tournament I” … pay the fee and enter or participate in qualifying tournaments being held in the United States, and around the world that give players an opportunity to win their entry. To enter or host a qualifying event, call toll free in the United States 1-800484-6632 (Code #0088), outside the United States at 505-899-4695, or visit us at www.rightactionmanagement.com. (see ad page 18) OTB

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ONE SHOT…ONE INCH…ONE POINT!! “THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE TABLE”

performance. Mike Massey (USA), 2000/2002 WPA World Champion and In all sport there comes a time when…what seems to be 2000/2001 ESPN Trick Shot Magic Champion, moved from 5th to 2nd, Darling th impossible…becomes a reality. On June 7 & 8, 2003, the 4 Annual WPA drifted to 3rd, and Ralph Eckert (Germany), a gladiator in “artistic pool” competitions and entertaining showman of our sport, moved into 4th place World “Artistic Pool” Championship took place at the Greenglade Club in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe. That fact is not surprising when a person studies in his first appearance at a world championship. the short history of this magnetic cuesport artform. Day 2 started out with no major changes in round 3, “Artistic pool” is player addictive, fan friendly, media except for a South American by the name of Sebastian inspiring, and sponsor attracting. With a major foundation Giumelli (Argentina), who was making a slow, but steady in the amateur and junior ranks since 1993, it now offers move since the beginning through this expert field of the pro side of pocket billiards something, that is creating players…all the way now to 3rd place. Those of you that know Sebastian understand his fierce competitive discipline, a revival within the international billiard arena. “Positive”, yet friendly winning smile for those that share “artistic pool” “upbeat”, “spirit lifting”, “dynamically different”, and just on and off the table. Massey, Pelinga, and Eckert remained plain “fun” are a few words to describe “artistic pool”. It in their respective positions from Round 2. Darling, challenges the mind, body, soul, and heart in its search Rossman, and Segal were still alive, but realizing that it for a comprehensive understanding of our sport. Plus, it was time to make a “big” move. demonstrates a three-fold message in 1) Professional Round 4 always creates a “stir” among the players and image, 2) Professional demeanor, and Professional skills. fans alike, as all competitors are in the main arena at the Enough said about this all encompassing umbrella skill same time, each shooting the same shot, and then rotating structure of 8 disciplines. The world championship who goes first on the next challenge. Massey was includes a 40 challenge program, in which the international determined in defending his prior year world title from superstars of this unique competition gather to take 3 Willingen, Germany, as his Jump Discipline skills moved attempts at each…based on a Degree of Difficulty (DOD) him into 1st place over Pelinga, but only by 4 points. Giumelli from 5 to 11. A 1st attempt make scores the DOD value, Winner: Mike Massey while a 2nd attempt make scores one point less than the continued his 3rd place hold, as he engaged each shot with rd DOD, and a 3 attempt make scores two points less than emotion and grace. Segal rang a loud bell as he surged the DOD. In some cases, a special scoring process is used and from 7th to 4th. Darling, Eckert, and Rossman could still explode in the appropriate points are earned for complying with the objective of that Masse Discipline and give the established position leaders something to think about. particular shot/challenge. The goal of each player is to score as many points as they can to win positional and/or specific discipline honors. 9 out of the 11 players made the “passing lane” half masse, having little effect on positional standings, but Pelinga gained one more point on The highest score since the inaugural world event in 2000 was 193 Massey…to remain only 3 points behind in his race for champion honors. points. It was felt among the players that someone would eventually reach the 200 mark and slightly beyond, and anyone doing so would surely win Time was running out as each player brought his cue to a “vertical” position for masse #2 thru masse #5. This extremely difficult artform is left for last that respective championship. This world championship would take a different course and eliminate any doubt that the “200” barrier could be due to the toll it takes on the table, the pressure it renders each player, and reached. Discipline scoring history also would be challenged and each “artistic pool” hopeful, as well as, each tried and true veteran would discover (Artistic Pool continued on page 30) the hunger of winning and performance to another level. Instead of doing a play-by-play analysis of this amazing event, I will highlight a few areas of interest. The whole story would be almost 5800 198th St SW, Ste 19 impossible to convey in writing. Each event has been more exciting than Lynnwood, WA 98036 the last, so I suggest that you take the time to attend “any” event where “artistic pool” is being held. Let me help you experience this one, just in case you didn’t make it…with a some competitive notes and event recap. A) Players: 11 total – 5 from North America, 5 from Europe, and 1 from South America B) Conditions: Excellent – 9 foot pro tables with 860 Simonis cloth C) Weather: Sunny – no rain in forecast Open Daily D) Sponsors: WPA Artistic Pool Division, “Dr. Cue” Promotions, GTS 2:00pm2:00am Ministries, and many others…too numerous to mention E) Awards: Overall champion trophy, discipline medals, Expanded sportsmanship award F) Titles: 2003 WPA World Artistic Pool Champion and 2003 WPA Restaurant World Discipline Champions (8 total). and Lounge G) Prize Fund: $6000 added Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Cash, Gift Certificates H) Format: 4 rounds (2 disciplines per round)…with 3 player groups (4/4/3) The Pro Shop offers everything the novice or I) Table Judges: Sergey and Maxim (Ukraine) professional player could want. 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I caught up with Ken “Sarge “ Aylesworth a couple of weeks ago because I noticed posters that were displayed at a few of the billiard rooms I frequent. The posters read: Juniors Bootcamp for Pocket Billiards. I thought that was quite appropriate seeing he is “Sarge”, a retired Master Sargent from the Air Force. After speaking to him on the phone I asked if he would meet me so I could do an interview with him. He said he would love to. Here is the interview. Eddie: Sarge, how and why did you come up with the idea of a juniors instructional program? Sarge: I had a discussion with Michelle and Gene the APA league directors for Pierce County, at City Lights about seven weeks ago. They were planning to hold a juniors tournament, and wanted to know what I would charge to perform a trick shot exhibition before the start of the tournament. Well everything came together and I performed an exhibition on July 26th at the Cue and Cushion in Tacoma. We also discussed the fact that our youth will be pools future. I thought well school is out, why not put together a three day class where juniors 18 and under can receive all of the basics of the game and more so they can start playing the game of pool correctly while they are at a young age. The why is because I want our great sport to flourish with new and enthusiastic youngster. If we don’t follow golf’s plan of a First Tee Program our sport will dwindle away. I guess I should explain. Golf’s First Tee Program introduces young kids into golf at a very early age. Eddie: How many Billiard rooms will you be giving the instruction at? Sarge: I’ll be teaching the Bootcamp at four rooms in the Seattle and Auburn area. I’ll give you a list with dates and times for each room. You can include it at the end of your article. Eddie: What will be included in your instructional Bootcamp? Sarge: To start with each student will receive a complete package of handouts. I’ll be discussing equipment, cue selection, how and where to hold the cue, different bridges, stance, stroke, cueing the cue ball for stop, follow and draw and why the cue ball reacts the way it does, basic shot making and sighting and aiming methods. Everyone will receive drills to perfect the straightness of their stroke, as well as easy stop, follow, draw and cut drills. Each student will have about an hours practice each day. I’ll cover racking and breaking for 8 ball and 9 ball. Everyone will also receive the world-standardized rules for 8 ball and 9 ball. I’m also including a handout on proper etiquette. Everyone will receive a

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certificate of completion. On the last day of class the students and their parents will be treated to a trick shot exhibition. Eddie: How much will you be charging for this bootcamp? Sarge: I drastically lowered the cost because most parents can’t afford it. A three day class like this usually costs between $125 to $150 per student. The cost for this three day is only $60 per student and the students will not have to pay any table time. I think that the owners of the billiard rooms also want to attract new customers and also provide quality instruction for their current customers. After the students learn proper basics their tables might not receive as much abuse. Eddie: How long have you been teaching pool? Sarge: I’ve been teaching pocket billiards since 1972. That was also the year I performed my first paid Trick Shot Exhibition. I’ve been a Billiard Congress of America (BCA) instructor since 1999 and I’m currently an active BCA Certified Instructor. I really credit my teaching ability to my Air Force carrier. While I was in the Air Force I had a staff position for a little over 5 years in the instruction and training division. The Air Force sent me to five different schools to teach me how to instruct properly. That instruction has aided immeasurably in my effectiveness to instruct pocket billiards. Eddie: Your not going to demand any push ups if the kids get out of line are you? Sarge: No, not hardly. This is going to be an informal but controlled class. I’m letting the students know I want them to ask all the questions they want. Everyone will have fun and learn a great sport that they can play the rest of their life. I know I’ll be playing, teaching and giving exhibitions for the rest of my life! It is my life! Sarge’s Junior Bootcamp for Pocket Billiards will be held at: #1 Java Billiards 2812 Auburn Way N. Auburn, WA (253) 939-6690 August 4, 5 & 6 11 AM to 2:30 PM #2 Dr. Cue Billiards 14713 Bothell Way N E Shoreline, WA (206) 365-1187 August 11, 12 & 13 noon to 3:30 PM #3 Harvey’s Billiards 4100 E. Valley Rd. Renton, WA (425) 251-9851 August 18, 19 & 20 Noon to 3:30 PM #4 Sunset Billiards 2814 NE Sunset Blvd. Renton, WA (425) 255-7225 August 26, 27 & 28 noon to 3:30 PM

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approach, stance and stroking: then: stillness.———stillness-action-stillness. This is not the same as following through! There are many shots in pool where follow through is not an option. COMPLETION is physical and also a part of your “state” while you play. Often it’s necessary to come up off of the table immediately after contacting the cue ball. Completion says that we are as still as the shot allows. Wherever possible be still as the ball disappears or arrives at its destination. IF I COULD ONLY TELL YOU ONE THING ABOUT POOL, I WOULD TELL YOU: “add stillness to your game.” soon - mcgill, the pool whisperer OTB

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of Imperial International. The President’s Award Cardiff, Wales. Mr. Rene Encarnacion, head of is bestowed upon individuals who make the international division of the ABS-CBN significant contributions to the billiard industry. Broadcasting Corp., represented Mr. Reyes and The award itself is inscribed with the phrase: accepted the award on his behalf. Mr. Kelly was Sersum et Posrum ad Excellentium, which introduced by his long-time friend and BCA Hall means: Onward and of Fame member, Upward Toward Eddie “Knoxville Excellence. Bear” Taylor. Mr. The BCA is a Kelly resides in Las national non-profit Vegas and attended organization, the ceremony with dedicated to several family providing its members. Each members with inductee received a exceptional value Hall of Fame blazer, by promoting and Hall of Fame ring growing cue sports and a worldwide. The BCA commemorative supports its plaque. A matching membership with plaque resides in educational the Hall of Fame (l to r) BCA President Skip Nemecek, BCA Executive Director display at the BCA Stephen Ducoff, Rene Encarnacion (accepted the Hall of Fame programs, trade award on behalf of Efren Reyes) expos, tournaments National Office in and other programs designed to make pool Colorado Springs, CO. everybody’s game. For more information, BCA President Skip Nemecek presented the BCA please visit www.bca-pool.com. President’s Award to Michael Di Motta, former OTB BCA Board of Directors member and President

RESURRECTION Part 6 five miles away. I could do it in about 30 minutes. I sucked in some air and kept running. My legs were tight, my lungs at the outset unprepared. Pedestrians on both sides of the street stared curiously at me as I passed them at a steady gait. Completely focused, I hit stride and kept going, one block then another. After a quarter of a mile, I heard myself breathe steadily. At the next block, I raced off a curb onto the street and stopped suddenly as a late model Lincoln came surging around the corner. Seeing me at the last moment, he slammed on his breaks and came to a screeching stop. I dug in my heels and swerved around. He gave me the finger as he screamed out a few choice words. I kept going. A mile later, a cold, stinging rain broke loose from the clouds. Concerned with my footing and the time, I ignored the chilling rain and kept going. At approximately the one mile mark, my lungs acclimated completely, my legs felt normal. On a roll. A helmeted mountain biker wheeled around the corner from a large evergreen bush and completely surprised me. Before he could adjust completely, the front wheel hit a rock and jerked the bike off course. Freezing in stride, I adjusted left but failed to get completely out of his way. The bike veered right but not enough as it shaved part of my right leg and lost control. A stinging intrusive pain shot through me as the rider tumbled off the bike into the street. A knee from his flailing body caught my head at it passed by. It caught me unexpectedly and upon impact, felt like a sandbag had smacked me full faced on my blind side. Everything around me turned dark. And I felt myself blacking out, spiraling out of control into an endless abyss. Before hitting the ground, my arms fell instinctively forward to cushion my fall. It was the last thing I remembered doing before passing out. HEY BUDDY, YOU ALRIGHT!” My body felt wet and cold, the pain in my leg consuming. Slowly, my eyes opened into a

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steady rain. A young face in a riding helmet was looking down at me. Beside him, a frail whitehaired man held an umbrella over me and eyed me questionably. “You okay?” he asked concernedly. I tried raising up. A pain shot through my neck down to my leg. “Help me up,” I pleaded. Hands reached out and lifted me to my feet. In the lane next to the sidewalk, the traffic had stopped. People were gawking. Groggily I said, “Someone stole my car. I’m late for a pool tournament over at Sharky’s, was trying to get there on foot.” Struggling, I glanced at my watch. “Gotta get there.” “Listen man,” the biker apologized, “I’m sorry.” His eyes stared downward to the ripped Dockers, the bloody leg. I looked down. My loafers were wet with mud. “Especially ‘bout the leg. You gonna be alright?” Struggling to stand, I held desperately onto the old man’s arm and looked at my leg. A surface cut ran about six inches down my leg. It stung and it was strawberry red but the pain was minimal. Nothing like Colombia. More of an abrasion than a cut. “I’m alright,” I mumbled. “Can someone give me a ride to Sharky’s?” “Pool room down the street?” the old man asked, his hand shaking as he held the umbrella.. “Yes sir.” “Car’s right here, son” he said, his chin pointing to the car parked at the curb, “able to walk?” Nod. As I took a step, the pain shot through my leg, I collapsed under the weight. “Sure you’re okay?” he asked, tightening his grip. Nod. “Thanks, Mister.” And limped as I stepped forward. The biker grabbed an elbow. With the umbrella partially covering us hopped to the car. The old man eyed me closely, shook his head and said, “absolute miracle, Son, other’n your leg, everything looks okay.” Through the pain I smiled. That was a good thing. Miracles were something I could use right now.

Everything around me turned dark. And I felt myself blacking out, spiraling out of control into an endless abyss.

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the excitement of that “one shot” that could make a difference in victory or defeat. This world event would be no different in how vital the “masse” is in determining a winner, in more ways than one. The “hustler masse”, a 2-ball/same-pocket specialty, was skillfully made by most of the players. Giumelli and Segal stumbled slightly with a miss, with Giumelli remaining in 3 rd ,but tied with Darling who made the shot. Segal…now in 5th. Eckert and Rossman both gained ground. A “reverse masse” for the 3rd challenge is a “twister”, where the cue ball hits a side cushion and “twists back/masses around a “wall of 6 balls” to an awaiting object ball by the corner pocket. Massey made this creative challenge and took an 11-point lead over Pelinga, who missed it. Giumelli remained in 3rd with a make, and Darling took solo possession of 4th. Eckert…now in 5th. Segal missed and fell into a 6th place tie with Rossman, who just made the first 3 masses. The reality was slowly setting in to all the players that either Massey or Pelinga would be the eventual champion, since the point spread was too great now between 2nd and the remaining places. A “race” for 1st and a “race” for Tom “Dr Cue” 3rd were evident. On the difficult 4th masse the cue ball must travel 2 diamond segments up table…completely past an awaiting object ball by the side pocket, and then make an abrupt turn 180 degrees to make the ball. Massey missed, leaving the window open for Pelinga, who made this “monster masse” and trailed by only one point now. The 3rd place “talent search” was heating up. Darling made the 4th challenge…moving into 3rd place. Giumelli missed and fell to 4th. Rossman made another and moved into 5th. Eckert made a valiant effort, but fell short of his target, and landing in 6th place for the time being. The stage was set! If Massey makes the 5th masse on the 1st attempt, it is over. This ultimate skill test is the extreme challenge for masse artisans. The cue ball travels across the width of the table, goes around a piece of chalk in a 90-degree or greater right turn. The chalk is strategically placed close to the distant side rail. The cue ball then goes down the length of the table…to hopefully make a resting object ball next to the corner pocket. Massey missed on 3 attempts, so Pelinga had 3 chances to become the 2003 WPA World Champion. 1st attempt – miss…2nd attempt – miss…3rd attempt – the crowd drew silent, the famous “pin drop” of focus could be heard. The cue ball took its assigned mission well, made the turn, and everyone, including Massey thought it was gone. But, oh…for that solitary “inch” on the ruler and that solitary “point” on the score sheet.

RESULTS/STATS/PAYOUTS

(4th Annual WPA Sanctioned World Tournament) Compiled & Verified By: Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman June 15, 2003 June 7 & 8 Greenglade Club - Kiev, Ukraine, Europe 1 st Mike Massey, Nevada, USA 230 points $1800 nd Stefano Pelinga, Italy, Europe 229 points 1200 2 3rd Sebastian Giumelli, Argentina, S. Am. 208 points 750 4 th Tom Rossman, Indiana, USA 204 points 500 5 th Andy Segal, New York, USA 203 points 400 th 6 Charles Darling, Missouri, USA 201 points 350 7 th Ralph Eckert, Germany, Europe 188 points 300 8 th Bogdan Wolkowski, Poland, Europe 167 points 250 th 9 Lukasz Szywala, Poland, Europe 162 points 200 10 th Michael Mossin, Russia, Europe 139 points 150 11th Nick Mannino, Pennsylvania, USA 124 points 100 st NOTE: 1 place received a victory trophy, plus World Champion status, which allows an automatic entry into the 2004 world event to defend his title. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers each received an Olympic style medal of gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. Top finishers will be listed in the BCA Rules and Records Book.

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Tom Rossman 38 out of 40 points Tom Rossman 45 out of 48 points Lukasz Szywala 34 out of 42 points Stefano Pelinga 31 out of 37 points Andy Segal 26 out of 39 points Stefano Pelinga 31 out of 41 points Mike Massey 39 out of 40 points Andy Segal 39 out of 40 points Masse Shots Tom Rossman 41 out of 46 points NOTE: Each discipline champion received an “artistic” award medal. * Note: 2 medals awarded for this discipline…due to results calculated equal after all tie-breaking applications. SPECIAL NOTE: A sportsmanship recipient award medal was presented to Lukasz Szywala, per a majority vote of the players. TOTAL PRIZE/AWARD FUND: The WPA Artistic Pool Division added $4000.00 to the prize fund, and “Dr. Cue” Promotions added $2000.00. The WPA furnished the gold, silver, and bronze position medals; “Dr. Cue” Promotions furnished the discipline champion medals and sportsmanship recipient medal, plus Dimitrij Yushkovskij provided the 1st place trophy.

The cue ball missed by the smallest of margins. Massey maintained his World Champion status for another year. Stefano shared Massey’s moment of victory and yet his own moment of defeat. But, another fire raged for 3rd place, possibly more exciting than the race for 1st, if that was possible. Segal shot first…making the shot on his 2nd attempt…surging into 3rd place, putting Darling in 4th, Giumelli in 5th, and Rossman in 6th. Rossman was up next…trying to make “artistic pool” history by making all 5 masse shots and wanting to move up the ladder to 3rd. 3rd attempt – a “miracle” – gone!! Another discipline record and moving into 3rd place. Segal fell to 4th, Darling cascaded to 5th, and Giumelli now held the 6th spot. Darling and Eckert both took the challenge to the 3rd attempt with discipline and focus, but no score could be posted. Giumelli was the only player left to shoot and could determine his future by a skillful wielding of his cue. And, skillful it was! The 2nd attempt was a “thing of beauty and a joy forever”, to quote Keats!! Perfect!! Giumelli had taken 3rd place on one shot…moving all the way from 6th. Rossman finished in 4th and Segal in 5th, both with a fleeting glance at the 3rd Rossman place position. Darling settled in 6th and Eckert in 7th …both with a great performance. Each player from 1st to 6th scored over 200 points – yes, over 200!! On any given day, that score would be enough to win, but on any given day, it obviously would not. That’s “artistic pool”…at its finest hour. The positions of finish for 8th thru 11th were as follows: 8th – Bodgan Wolkowski (Poland), the European Champion for 2002, and superstar of “artistic pool” entertainment, 9th – Lukasz Szywala (Poland), the runner-up in the 2003 European Championship, multi-champion in 9-ball, and youthful “crusader” of “artistic pool”, as he enjoyed his 22nd birthday during the event, 10th – Michael Mossin (Russia), monikered by many as the “Mike Massey of Russia”, exhibiting an awesome stroke and speaking a universal language of billiards, and 11th – Nick Mannino (USA), who possesses a champion 9 ball game, world caliber “artistic pool” skills, and a sharing attitude second to now. Note: Discipline champions and other event details follow. Congratulations to each player, and a special thanks to everyone that made it all possible. Sharing…caring…bonding…learning…teaching…laughing…enjoying – these are words to remember for such moments that we experienced in Kiev.

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November 9-10, 2002 Bankshots Billiards Winner: Maryann McConnell January 11-12, 2003 Blondies Billiards Winner: Jackie Pranteau March 15-16, 2003 Bankshots Billiards Winner: Hsin Huang June 14-15, 2003 (9-Ball) Fast Eddie Billiards Winner: Katherine Czarkowski September 13-14, 2003 (8-Ball) Alberni Valley Billiard Club, Port Alberni November 15-16, 2003 (8-ball) Blondies Billiards, Abbotsford January 2004 (8-ball) Bankshots

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Maguffy’s Pub

Lottery - Pool - Darts - Foosball Big Screen TV - Games

Great People ~ Great Fun ~ Stop In

KC’s Midway Bar & Grill Saturday Open 10AM

Alternating Weeks 9-Ball & 8-Ball - $10 entry 9-Ball Race to 5/4 - 8-Ball Race to 4/3 32 Players max. - 25% Field Paid High Woman finishing out of money gets entry back

See Tournament Listings Fri, Sat, Sun Oregon City - (503) 656-9501

The New Grove Tuesday 8-Ball 7PM

$5 entry (FREE green fee) - House adds 100%

Wednesday Women’s 8-Ball & Saturday Open 9-Ball at 7PM

$5 entry (FREE green fee) - House adds 100% Qualifiers (8 week series)

6504 Evergreen Way - Everett, WA (425) 438-8449


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August 2003 Dates, Times & Tournaments are subject to change without notice.

DATE CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIME (360) 568-7835 9-Ball Qualifier $10 (incl. g.f.) 50% 1:00PM Aug 2 Snohomish, WA Jakes Old Inn (See ad p24) Aug 2-3 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p2) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon (360) 794-1922 9-Ball Qualifier $10 (incl. g.f.) 50% 1:00PM Aug 9 Monroe, WA Firehouse (See ad p24) Aug 15-23 Las Vegas, NV APA at Riviera Casino 1-800-3RACKEM National Team Championships Call $$$ Call Aug 16 Monroe, WA Keg-N-Cue (See ad p24) (360) 794-9980 9-Ball Finals $20 $50+hold over 1:00PM Aug 16-17 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Aug 23 Mount Vernon, WA River City Billiards (See ad p23) (360) 424-3515 8-Ball Women’s Scotch Dbls $40 $200 w/24 9:00AM Hood River Billiards (See ad p6) (541) 386-2978 9-Ball Open $20 $50 9:00AM Aug 23 Hood River, OR Aug 23-24 Mtn View, CA WWR Tour (See ad p17) (775) 882-5997 9-Ball at California Billiard Club Call 1:00PM (509) 891-8357 9-Ball Spokane Open $60+$10 $4,000 full field 4:15PM Aug 29-Sep1 Spokane, WA McQ’s (See ad p3) Aug 30 Renton, WA Spotlight (See ad p26) (425) 277-7850 9-Ball $20+$5 $320 w/32 Noon Aug 30-Sep1 Riverside, CA Shooters (See ad p14) (909) 736-7340 9-Ball $100 $10,000 11:00AM Sep 6-7 Okanogan, WA The Club (See ad p12) (509) 422-1907 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles $70/team $300 11:00AM Sep 6 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 Charlie Nowell Memorial $10 Prizes 11:00AM (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon Sep 6-7 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p2) Sep 13 Bozeman, MT Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 Boardwalk Mixed Doubles $20 $100 11:00AM (253) 383-3301 APA 3-Man Team $50 $1,000/w24 teams Call Sep 13-14 Tacoma, WA City Lights (See ad p23) Sep 13-14 Port Alberni, BC BCWCSA Tour (604) 585-4599 8-Ball at Alberni Valley Bill. Call Call Sep 19-21 Billings, MT Bullwackers (See ad p5) (406) 259-9865 8-Ball Ball Busters $30 $1,000 w/32 7:00PM 35% OFF All Dale Perry Custom Cues (2 shafts included) at All About Cues in Renton, WA (see ad page 25) (206) 465-5484 9-Ball at Sunset Billiards Call $500 min. Call Sep 20-21 Renton, WA NWPA (See ad p15) Sep 20-21 Emeryville, CA WWR Tour (775) 882-5997 9-Ball at Broken Rack Call Call Sep 20-21 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Sep 20-21 Everett, WA Shotze’s (See ad p25) (425) 220-9051 8-Ball Bar Table Champ. $50 $1,000 w/64 9:00AM Sep 26-28 Billings, MT Eagles Lodge (See ad p26) (406) 248-4785 8-Ball Eagles State Singles $15 10:00AM Sep 27 Mount Vernon, WA River City Billiards (See ad p23) (360) 424-3515 8-Ball Scotch Mixed Dbls $40 $300 w/24 9:00AM Oct 4-5 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p2) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon Oct 11-12 Lynnwood, WA NWPA (See ad p15) (206) 465-5484 9-Ball at Breaking Point Call $1,500+$750 Call Oct 18-19 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Looking for Professional Billiard Table Installers Nationwide - email: dennis@rkdpp.com (see ad page 9) Oct 22 Lincoln City, OR WBPPA (See ad p8) League Operator Mixed Scotch Doubles $35/$25+$5ea $$$ 10:00AM League Operator Singles (Masters & Open) $35/$25+$5ea $$$ 9:00AM Oct 23-24 Lincoln City, OR WBPPA (See ad p8) Oct 25-26 Lincoln City, OR WBPPA (See ad p8) League Operator 3 Person Teams $75+$15 Reg $$$ 9:00AM Oct 25-26 Sacramento, CA WWR Tour (See ad p2) (775) 882-5997 9-Ball at Hard Times Call Call Oct 25 Mount Vernon, WA River City Billiards (See ad p23) (360) 424-3515 8-Ball Women’s Partners $40 $200 w/24 9:00AM Nov 1-2 Sacramento, CA Hard Times (See ad p2) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea Noon Nov 8-9 San Francisco, CA WWR Tour (See ad p6) (775) 882-5997 9-Ball at Family Billiards Call Call Nov 15-16 Abbotsford, BC BCWCSA Tour (604) 585-4599 8-Ball at Blondie’s Billiards Call Call Nov 15-16 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball $20 ea $300 ea 1:00PM Nov 22-23 Mtn View, CA CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 9-Ball USPPA Reno Warmup $60 Call Nov 22-23 Everett, WA Shotze’s (See ad p25) (425) 220-9051 9-Ball Fall Classic $40 $1,000 w/40 9:00AM Dec 2-6 Las Vegas, NV Caesars Palace (See ad p18) (505) 899-4695 9-Ball Bar Table $10,000 $1M-1st full field Call

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