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Biado Wins Hard Times 10-Ball Open

Photos by: Michael Brown We had a World class field at Hardtimes on July 12-14. With 3/4 of the field full of champions, it was tough for the locals to even cash. Most notable locals were 13-16 was Ernesto Dominquez, Louis Ulrich 9-12 , and Johnny Kang 5-6. With not much room at the top, Carlo Biado, a first time in America Pilipino, came out the champion. Carlo Biado went through Shane Van Boning in a thriller 9-8 match. Then the always tough Mike Davis 9-4. Then our Crown City Cory Harper 9-6. Then Blasting 10 ball World Champion Rodney Morris 9-1. On to another local , Johnny Kang, who put up a good fight coming back from 7-0 but finally submitting to a 9-6 lost. Then he defeated our last years champion and world 10 ball champion Dennis Orcollo. In the finals the 2011 Hardtimes 10 ball champion ,

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Carlo Biado $5300 Alex Pagulayan $3200 Dennis Orcollo $1800 Ralf Souquet $1100 Wang Can Johnny Kang $700 7-8th Chris Melling Rodney Morris $500 9-12th Jayson Shaw Thorsten Hohmann Louis Ulrich Dennis Hatch $350 13-16th Nikos Ekonamopoulos Ernesto Dominquez Johnny Archer Max Eberle $250

Alex Pagulayan , in a wash out 11-1 final score. We really would like to thank Crooks and Castles for joining us in sponsorship. They were nothing but helpful and professional with every aspect of the our event. I believe they accomplished their biggest goal and that was to bring a bigger payday for all these champions. We would also love to thank all the pool players , champions or no champion , for make this a special 25th year Anniversary for us here at Hardtimes Billiards. Our thanks goes out to Danny Busch from POVPool who live steamed all weekend.

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BCAPL 8-BALL MASTER CHAMPION

BY: DON AKERLOW The 2013 - 37th Annual BCAPL is billed to be the “Greatest Pool Tournament in the World”, which started in the middle of July, running 11 days and ending towards the end of July - lives up to it’s billing! No other national league championship offers so much. The two obvious changes this year were location and two months later in the year or smack dab in the middle of summer. If that is not enough, there are three pro events, two league championships, a 9 Ball Challenge, WPA World Artistic Pool Championships, the 25th U. S. Junior National 9-Ball Championships, a High Run Challenge and if that is not enought, let’s throw in a torrential rain storm with 71mph winds and couches flying off the roof of the Rio (by Mother Nature of course)! Want more, how about free practice all eleven days on the the 7’ Diamond tables. Oh, did I forget the 108 degree heat, but inside it was cool - at least most of the time. I’ve played in sixteen different national league championships and have covered them in ten other years so when I tell you that there is always something to do, I don’t only mean in Las Vegas. Whether you are a casual or die hard pool player you have pro players from all over the world, the best on the planet playing, as well as the best league players the game may have ever seen both men and women. Both vie for their respected championship, team, singles or scotch doubles. You have booths around the main tournament floor offering any and all accessories and virtually any pool cue brand that you could think of. BCAPL (continued on page 16)

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Luke Thomas (Salem, OR) Joey Gray (Oklahoma City, OK) Jamie Welch (Beloit, WI) Adam Behnke (Dubuque, IA) Brian Sanders (Leander, TX), Tommy Paulowske (Kansasville, WI) Tres Kane III (Glendale, AZ), James Davis Sr (Manor, TX)

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Get a Grip W.T.F. Shari?

I guess I need to explain in detail why I am writing these letters. It seems that my intentions have gotten lost in the words and the feelings they have brought about. Let me reiterate I am not calling people out nor am I trying to dog anyone or any organization. If it is looked at like a business we can then remove the hurt feelings because it is no longer personal. I set out on this journey with the intent of making us all aware of the status of our sport and how our actions influence it. So that we may bring about change that will validate pool as a respectable game that people want to watch and support. In the age of the internet we are being streamed around the world making it imperative we check our words and actions so we may start repairing our image rather than proving why we have the one we do. Now is the time for the climb and we need to start it right, the next generation needs to step up and participate in helping make the changes and running things. It is very apparent that the world is not interested in what we are doing now, so how do we change that? This is one of the questions I have been racking my brain over. What I do know is that not only is change needed but it is coming, how fast and does it arrive in time is up to ALL of us. Over the years I have

BY: SHARI ROSS

am getting involved in the WBCA. This is just witnessed this sport wither and rot like fruit fallen one of the places needing help from us, how from the tree. You use to be able to watch pool on many times have you seen a tournament director TV most every week, the women and men, now playing their event? Maybe next time offer to help its hard to find one a month. We used to have while they play to keep things moving. Don't several rooms in most towns to choose from, now know how to run a board... maybe its time to we are lucky to have one, and probably not even learn. In the end the only one who can help us is a good one at that. And when you did walk into us. We must demand better of and for ourselves. these rooms there was always something going Please offer your help but only where you have on. You may ask how can I help I don’t have the ability. Please don't accept roles you can not fulfill time? But all it really takes is being professional or offer time you don't have this only hurts. In and grown up with our actions. Now don't get order to rise to the status of other professional me wrong we do need new people to help with sports we first need to believe ourselves that we all aspects behind the scenes, that is people who belong. Am I the only one who sees the extinction have the time and the passion to improve on what on the horizon, or just the only one who cares? we have. Also in need are people with special skill If you do care about this sport then step up sets for the business side. If it takes a village to and prove it. So many want a place to practice raise a child what does it take to raise up a whole and expect there to be tournaments to play but community? If you are not sure how you can don't want to do their part for the growth and help but would like to please ask those who are progression of pool. The time is now, if we wait running things in your area. I don't know about till we are asked it will be too late. WE MUST where you live but here in Seattle those running EVOLVE OR WE WILL BE EXTINCT. Don't the show have been for a while and it is time for a changing of the guard. They have put in their put off till tomorrow what must be done today for tomorrow never comes! time plus some, now it is time for them to hand over the reins and relax and play. So you know I don't say these things IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESPOND OR MAKE A COMMENT and not do it myself, I EMAIL- POOL@ONTHEBREAKNEWS.COM SUBJECT- GET A GRIP

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CHALK TALK Sponsored by: Master Chalk

BY: DON AKERLOW

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In September and early October pool leagues are starting up all across the country. Players begin practicing, signing up, trying to get on a team, looking for the best player for your team. Hopes run high to be the top shooter, top gun, high points. For a team to win their league, to qualify for nationals, for singles and teams, anticipation runs high. Time to get a new tip or the old one fixed, maybe a new shaft, a new case, new products, a jump cue and maybe .... even a new cue. Anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars. What most players don’t do is more important than what they do. Learn how to chalk your tip. It will keep chalk on your tip when you hit the cue. This will help you not to miscue. The best chalk I have found, if you, like many others like to chalk your cue after each shot, is from our sponsor Master Chalk. In my opinion, never buy a cue unless you can road test it first. Play with it, make sure it feels good, how it strokes, the weight balance, whether a forward weight or rear. Can you chalk it up and hit the cue ball and make it dance? Of course only when you are just showing off. The best stroke you can get from your cue is when you keep it simple. It’s like I have always told myself KISS .... (keep it simple stupid).

Now the next thing you need to know is to go out and play the best damn pool you know how. If you need to get some lessons, find a qualified instructor. They can and will improve your game. Be patient along with leagues, play some weeklies, some weekend tournaments and some big tournaments. A secret that you may or may not know is to watch better players and practice what they do especially when they have won the tournament. Watch what english they use and what the cue ball does after they hit the object ball. If you lose out in a tournament don’t get angry and leave, take the time to learn from players who have beat you and are better than you. Ask them what english they used on that shot you couldn’t believe they made. Most will talk or brag about it. You can learn and practice. Most important have fun!!! Hope to see you in Vegas next year!

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“The“The Viper” Viper” An Interview by:

An Interview with World Ranked Professional Nick Ekonomopoulos This month I am introducing you to WPA world ranked player, Nick Ekonomopoulos from Athens, Greece.

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Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top-10 WPBA career finishes. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. Recently, Melissa opened a new billiard supply store www.qzetta.com For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com

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Just a little history on how I met Nick… I was representing the USA in the 2000 WPA World championships in Quebec, Canada and Nick was representing Greece in the Junior World Championships at the tender age of 17. We hit it off well and hung out the entire time we were there. I have not seen Nick since then until this year at the “Southern Classic” event in Tunica, MS. and boy was I surprised how much he has grown into a world-class pool player and I am proud to interview him in this month’s “Ask the Viper”. What an honor to introduce him to you now…. Viper: Where were you born? Nick: I was born in Athens, Greece in 1989 Viper: What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport of billiards? Nick: 2012 Austrian Dynamic Open Champion, 2013 Belgrade Open Champion, 2012 Mosconi Cup European Champion, Runner-Up Champion @ The 2010 European 8-Ball Championships, currently ranked 6th on the Euro-Tour and 15th in the WPA world rankings. Viper: Do you have a nickname yet? Nick: They call me “Nick the Greek” Viper: What are your short-term goals? Nick: To get my world ranking up into the top-10 and of course to win a world championship. Viper: What your next upcoming event?

Nick: I am participating in the upcoming “World Masters of Pool” and I’m partnering up with Athens Pro Alex Kazkis in a doubles competition called the “World Cup of Pool” both events will be held in the UK this Fall. Viper: What do you do when you’re not competing? Nick: I opened my own pool hall when I was 24-years-old and its name is “Different”. Ten tables, open 24-hours a day and a restaurant. It’s located in Athens. We have weekly tournaments and its home for me. Viper: Do you have siblings? Nick: Yes, I have a younger sister and “No” she doesn’t play pool…. lol. (Viper continued on page 39)

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Ball in Mind

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“Ball-in-Hand” (BIH) is an enormous penalty for the player who fouls in 9-Ball, in 10-Ball, and in some rule sets for 8-Ball. It’s also an enormous opportunity for the incoming player. Often, this opportunity is wasted. Advanced players take full advantage of BIH, intelligently planning cueball placement, the shot, the position, and the strategy. Working with many novice and intermediate players, I find they typically fail to consider some of the aspects of the situation that are obvious to their more experienced opponents. They tend to rush in and plop the cueball down and shoot the first shot they see, and of course, don’t get the appropriate shape on the next shot. My advice is “When you get Ball-in-Hand, take Ball-inMind.” Stop and study the table and the game situation. Consider the current possibilities, the next shots, the layout problems, your skills, and your opponent’s skills. Make a plan before you place that cueball. In pool, the standard concern is always “How do I shoot the current shot in such a way that I get an angle on the next shot that takes me to the one after that.” We’re nearly always planning at least three balls. With BIH, we can think the plan through and set up the “current shot” in a way that most easily or naturally pockets the ball and gets us to the next shot or solves the next problem. Let’s look at the primary factors. Good Plan: Study the table until you have arrived at the plan you will try to execute. This is a big opportunity. Your first idea might not be your best. Don’t be shortsighted. Good plans don’t always mean you run out for the win. Sometimes a safety or strategic ball re-arrangement is the smart play. Good Shot Sequence: Don’t just shoot the ball that’s closest to a pocket. And don’t consider just the closest pockets for your first ball. When possible, chose position routes that are simple and natural – don’t shoot extreme, fancy shots with BIH. If you can’t get to your second shot from your first shot, it’s probably not a good plan. Minimize use of english on the first shot. Why make it harder? Good Distance: Make the shot easy. Place the CB reasonably close to the OB. Too close and you might not have room for your full, normal stroke. Typical good distance is about a foot. Note: There is nothing manly about putting the CB four feet away when it’s not necessary. If possible, don’t place the CB where you have to stretch or use the mechanical bridge. Avoid rail bridges

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too, when you can. Good Angle: Consider the shot angle for your CB placement. Is it an angle for which you have high confidence in pocketing the ball? Can you see the path the cueball will take off the OB, and is that the path you want? Thin cut angles will leave a lot of speed in the CB, while thick hits will take speed out of the ball. Shoot angles that make it easy to move the CB the amount of distance you want. Good Speed: Once you have a good cueball plan and placement, and it’s time to shoot, you just have to think about speed. How much speed will it take, given the distance, angle of approach, and spin? Is this a comfortable, reliable speed for you? Good Landing Zones: If you stand behind your next shot, you can use your stick to help you roughly visualize the wedge-shaped position zone you need to land in for that shot. The wedge is smaller near the OB, which means it’s harder to land in that part of the zone. Smart players often play to roll across the fat part of the wedge or to roll toward the OB through the distant portion of the zone. This makes it a lot easier to stop successfully within the wedge. Good Results: Draw is hard to control. Go for simple follow or stop shots. Don’t move the CB more than necessary. Don’t disturb balls that don’t need to be moved. Go for the easiest plan to execute. If your plan calls for you to do things at the outer limits of what you can reliably do, maybe you need to switch to a defensive plan. After you sink a ball, re-analyze your plan, adding a new third ball and adjusting for the new reality of the table situation. Good Improvement: In practice, shoot hundreds of “ThreeBall Patterns.” Throw three balls on the table, study the layout, make a plan to run out, place the CB, and shoot the pattern you saw. Try to find the simplest, most natural plan. Learn from what happens. If you’re playing in a league that allows coaching, or if you’re playing a friendly game, talk through your plan and their plan and see whether there is a good alternative you haven’t thought of or a problem you haven’t foreseen. So when you get Ball-in-Hand, don’t play Ball-in-Hope. Seize the opportunity – take Ball-in-Mind. Plan your play and then play your plan. And remember the #1 rule of BIH: Don’t miss!

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COLUMNIST

Bob Jewett

San Francisco Billiard Academy www.sfbilliards.com San Francisco Billiard Academy is a BCA Certified Master Academy.

The Billiard University

Would you like to have a more organized practice routine -- one that covers nearly all aspects of play? Are you curious as to how you stack up against other players? If so, there is a new web site that can provide help. BilliardUniversity.Org was developed by Dave Alciatore and Randy Russell. You may remember Dr. Dave as my co-author on the DVD series “Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice.” The basic idea behind Dave and Randy’s site is to provide a series of tests to allow two things. The first is to test your current level of pool proficiency. A first exam has seven parts that test your basic pocketing and positioning skills. Each part is scored according to how many balls you pocket or how accurately you can move the cue ball to the required area. At the end you add up the individual scores to get a first estimate of your playing level. You next move on to a second test -- labelled “Bachelors”, “Masters”, and “Doctorate” to fit in with the “University” theme -- depending on how well you did on the first test, with each test increasingly difficult. Adding up the scores from the two tests tells you whether you get your “diploma” and what level it is. A list of “graduates” on the web site shows how others have done. While access to all of the exams and help with how to work on them is free, if you want to be listed and get an actual diploma, there is a charge. The diagram is from the Doctorate level exam and is one of three nine ball run out patterns that make up one of the ten sub-tests of that exam. The balls are placed as shown and you have to try to run out with ball in hand to start. You get one point for each ball pocketed before a miss or foul.

Bob Jewett

better than your draw, you could place the cue ball at C and follow to the end cushion and out to B. The downside of that is that you are “crossing the line of position” and you have to control your speed pretty well to get the correct angle on the 4. A better way to get on the 4 is to place the cue ball at B and follow off the side cushion and back to B. Since you will be rolling along the line you want for quite a distance, your speed control is not so important. An even simpler way to get to the 4 is to place the cue ball at D, pocket the 3 in X and follow softly to B. This kind of position with ball in hand is often overlooked because most players will not try for “short side” position during normal play if anything else is available. With ball in hand, you can choose the exact spot you need to make the follow shot easy and natural. Well, we’ve covered the first shot of the layout and I hope you’ve learned something about what you can presently do and what you need to work on. How would you plan the rest of the shots for the run out? X

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If you work with this diagram for a while, you can learn a lot about the easy ways to get position as well as your own limitations. Consider the transition from the 3 ball to the 4 ball. The simplest way is to place the cue ball at A and draw it straight back to A. This will leave a cut on the 4 so you can go to the side rail and go towards the 5. Simplest is not always best, however. If your draw is off a little, you may leave yourself straight in on the 4 ball or maybe not quite straight in and with an angle -- or lack of angle -- that makes it had to get to the 5. If your follow is

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TABLE TALK

BY: MICHAEL K/ GLASS

Pool is Child’s Play

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

I created this column to bring you, the reader, a fresh perspective on some professional and semi-professional matches. The goal is to share a video with you, and direct you to some highlights to illustrate my points. You enjoy a wonderful video of two great players, and get to bask in my immense wisdom. Ahem... or something like that. This month, I attended the 2013 BCAPL National Championships at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada -- both as a participant in the Mixed Open Team Tournament, and as a spectator for the Pro events. I thought it would be great to share a video with you that was fresh and new, and was from an event I was fortunate enough to witness first-hand. However, that is not going to happen. I have three reasons for that: 1. I could not record my own video. Video recording was strictly prohibited. 2. The authorized recording, done by The Action Report, is not yet published. 3. Something else happened during my stay there that I really want to talk about. Ok, so the biggest reason is #3. I promise next month’s article will be all about the video, and I hope to use a match from the event. I love to teach, and I love kids. So when I heard about the Billiard Education Foundation, I knew right away that I wanted to get involved. I spoke to their representatives, and I’m well on my way! I also had the privilege of sitting next to the parents of two of the girls involved in the event. As we were waiting for the semifinal match between Carlo Biado and Walter Cheng, they told me how their daughters were doing (Amy, 10 and Karen, 13 -- not their real names). Both were still in the winners’ bracket! They told us how they placed 3rd and 4th in the Internationals, and how they owned six (six!!!) pool tables back home. They were obviously quite proud. Or so I thought. Then the father kept talking. Here’s how our conversation went (slightly paraphrased, I am going from memory): Me: “Wow, you must be very proud of your daughters. Which one is Karen?”

Dad: “That’s her over there, in the light blue.” Me: “Ah, I see. Is she winning?” Dad: “Yes, but she’s making mistakes. She keeps leaving the 9-ball in the pocket.” Me: “Aw, that’s too bad. Must be tough pressure here for these girls.” Dad: “Yeah, they’ve been through it before. Aw, she just missed again.” As we continued to watch her match, her opponent made a difficult 7 down the rail. She left a tough 8-ball, and missed. Karen stepped up to the table, and thought for a minute. She seemed very focused. She got down on her shot, and banked the 8-ball into the side pocket! Several of us applauded. Not Dad. He was shaking his head. “Look at this. She has a long 9-ball shot up the table. She’s going to leave it in the jaws again.” I stared at him for a moment in disbelief, then looked back at the table. We were a long way from the table, so we couldn’t tell how difficult the shot really was. Karen took aim, gave a few practice strokes, then neatly cut the 9-ball into the side to win the match! We all cheered! All but one, that is... Dad just shook his head. I could understand the nervousness he must have felt, but wow, was he negative! Surely he wouldn’t put that onto his daughter, though... right? Karen walked up to her parents, and I congratulated her on her win. She smiled warmly at me, and I saw that look in her eyes. She knew what was coming, because it probably happened all the time. She looked at her Dad... and he said to her “did you see how many times you left the 9-ball in the pocket for her? 4 times.” I tried to give her a little support: “Aw, she was just trying to give her opponent a fighting chance,” and winked at Karen. She gave a wan smile as her parents herded her away. He continued telling her everything she did wrong in that match as they disappeared into the crowd. As we were watching the Cheng/Biado match, I watched Karen’s next match when I could (she was at the next table over). She got up 4-0 early. Then, she lost a few in a row. I cringed to think what her father was going to say to her. Soon, the match was tied 6-6 in a race to 7. Next time I looked, (Glass continued on page 39)

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The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World BCAPL (continued from page 7)

Pool cases, t-shirts, food, minis and even one vendor who was raffling off a $10,000 cue! I put my $20 in, but I don’t believe I won. This is just part of all that you get at the BCAPL. “It is an amateur 8-Ball tournament with pro event,” Mark Griffin said. In talking to Mark after the event was over, we discussed the overall pros and cons of these tournaments. As with all events in a new venue there are always kinks to be worked out. All in all the consensus was that the unique player turnout was only about 1% to 2% difference plus or minus. When I looked at the actual entries to each of the events between last year and this year, I found that the player entries in individual events were way up - approximately by 540 entries. Mark noted that with the inclusion of the Junior Nationals and the Artistic Pool Championships the crowds were larger. The BCAPL made a concentrated effort to call league operators and encourage them to come to Nationals in July. Mark said, “We wanted to break 6,000 players and we did. I think we ended up with about 6,250 which was real close to the number of unique players we had last year.” I asked Mark why he decided to change to move the dates from May to July and he responded, “May is a month that conflicts with Mother’s Day, Graduation, kids still in school, so July just made more sense from the perspective that it is considered a vacation month. The only downside is the weather, it is a little hotter in July but inside the Rio it is a constant 72 degrees.” Mother Nature had her own ideas about challenges for the tournament. The third night saw a torrential rain storm with 71mph winds which picked up couches at the Voodoo Lounge on the 54th floor of the Rio and sent them flying off the roof and onto the street below. The storm caused a power outage for 12 hours which caused chaos with the bracketing. Three rounds were lost in the amateur and pro events and had to be rescheduled. Logistically it created some problems for players finishing up in one division and scheduled to play in another. It took

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about 3-4 days to straighten out the brackets and get the tournaments back on track. But all in all the Rio fared well throughout the storm. Many of the other casinos in Vegas had to deal with flooding and more severe damage. This was the first year that the U. S. Open 8-Ball Championship was held and according to Mark, “Since we are an 8 Ball tournament, it seemed to be a perfect fit. 8-Ball on the big tables and the level of the pro players could be almost a boring game but the finals were very exciting between Shane Van Boening and Carlo Biado. They ran a phenominal 19 out of 22 racks and it was exciting to watch.” I spoke with Mark about changes for next year. It is always a good thing to look back at the event and identify areas where improvements can be made. You have to take the complaints from both the players and your staff and evaluate what can be done better. Here are some of the things that Mark is looking to do next year, “Rearranging the pavillion so that the space functions a little better. We may have changes for the Pro events but that is being formulated now. We had some awesome foreign players that participated in the event and want to encourage them to come back. The pro side had 20 - 9’ tables which was very expensive from a gas and shipping point of view. The Juniors ended up finishing up in front of a very small crowd after everything else finished so that might have to change for next year. The lighting grid presented some problems which caused set up delays and there were electronic systems that were supposed to be set up for the players that could not be installed because of the time constraints caused by the lighting. We were supposed to have kiosks for the BCAPL players to track their progress in the brackets.

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37th BCAPL National Championships The traffic was slow during the first few days of the tournament for the vendors but seemed to pick up when the teams got there. Food prices were high but we are working with the hotel to provide better pricing, daily specials, smaller portions and longer hours. This was the first time using the Cyclop Balls for play and the feedback from the players was that the balls didn’t skid. Even the room temperature went up causing claminess, the balls performed well on the tables. The only complaint came from the 9-Ball players who found some difficulty distinguishing the colors of the balls.” Considering the size and scope of the entire events and the interference of Mother Nature, this truly was the “Greatest Pool Tournament in the World.” For those of you not in attendance the combination of Amateur and Pro events was second to none. You don’t want to miss this event next year, the dates are scheduled for July 16 - 26, 2014.

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Men’s Grand Masters (14 entries) 1st $3,200 Stan Tourangeau (Ferndale, WA) (pictured above) 2nd $1,100 Marc Vidal Claramunt (Aurora, CO) 3rd $700 Dennis Hatch (Buffalo, NY) 4th $400 Harvey Shognosh (Forest RR2, ON) 5/6 $220 Shane McMinn (Ponca City, OK) Tony Robles, Jr (New York, NY)

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37th BCAPL National Championships Photos by: Don Akerlow

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S SINGLES 2013 BCAPL Results

http://ctsondemand.com/TournamentHome.aspx?TournamentID=6310014 All League Photos courtesy of: Paul Smith - LasVegasPhotoVideo.com

Women’s Masters 1st $1,800 2nd $1,200 3rd $900 4th $600 5/6 $350 7/8 $200 9-12 $100

(25 entries) Eleanor Callado (San Bruno, CA) Tara Williams (Ft Worth, TX) Nicole Keeney (Littleton, CO) Betty Lea (Conyers, GA) Morgan Steinman (Hamilton, MT), Kim Broughton (Reno, NV) Stacy Allsup (Las Vegas, NV), Emily Duddy (Staten Island, NY) Susan R Williams (Chandler, AZ), Kim Hole (Auburn, WA), Cindy Sliva (Tacoma, WA), Edie Dean (Attica, OH)

Women’s Senior 1st 2nd 3rd

(67 entries) $1,800 Linda Asleson (Billings, MT) $1,300 Connie Williams (Broken Arrow, OK) $900 Kim Anderson (Boise, ID)

1st Women’s S enior Singles Linda Asleson

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2nd Men’s Sup er Seniors L C Carter

Men’s Super Seniors rand Masters 2nd Women’s G Melissa Little

(206 entries) 1st $3,500 2nd $2,400 3rd $1,800 4th $1,300 5/6 $900 7/8 $650 9-12 $475 13-16 $350

Don Owen (Allen, TX) L C Carter (Kent, WA) Frank Almanza (Upland, CA) Lupe Rosas Sr (Saginaw, MI) Ed Borrego (Denver, CO), Harry Platis (Mill Creek, WA) Mickey Elefterion (Houston, TX), Al O’Rear (N Little Rock, AR) John Aranda (Gresham, OR), Roy Goodwill (Regina, SK), Angel Garcia (Thornton, CO), Joe Ross (Colorado Springs, CO) George Swackhammer (Wildomar, CA), Paul Weigand (Wichita, KS), Bob Oliver (Little Rock, AR), Ron Lincoln (Aurora, CO)

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Women’s Advanced (53 entries) 1st $2,900 2nd $2,000 3rd $1,400 4th $1,000 5/6 $700 7/8 $400 9-12 $250

Briana Miller (Allentown, PA) Bernie Store (Meza, AZ) Liz Lovely (Centerville, OH) Kelly O’Heron (Wausau, WI) Carol James (Lakewood, CO), Aimee Peterson (Aurora, CO) Cindy Yazzie (Farmington NM), Andrea M Shiffman (Woodside, NY) Connie O’Heron (Wausau, WI), Eve Stockstill (Oregon Cit,y OR), Noel Campos (Modesto, CA), Katy Moore (Las Vegas, NV)

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Women’s Grand Masters (6 entries) 1st $1,000 Brittany Bryant (Guelph, ON) 2nd $550 Melissa Little (Denver, CO) 3rd $300 Jia Li (Newburgh, NY)

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SINGLES 9-Ball Challenge

David Alcaide Bermudez (Cangas De Morrazo PON) Marc Vidal Claramunt (Aurora, CO) Danny Gokhul (London GREAT) Daryl Peach (Blackpool CHESH) Zeke Morrison (San Diego, CA), Jimmy Moore (Las Vegas, NV) Jayson Shaw (Glasgow GB), Nick Tafoya (Albuquerque, NM)

2nd Men’s Grand Masters 2nd 9 Ball Challenge Marc Vidal Claramunt

1st 9-Ball Challenge David Alcaide Bermudez

Women’s Open

(268 entries) 1st $3,800 2nd $2,700 3rd $2,100 4th $1,600 5/6 $1,200 7/8 $850 9-12 $600 13-16 $425

Khanh Ngo (San Francisco, CA) Eugenia Gyftopoulos (Baltimore, MD) Stephanie Hefner (Folsom, CA) Shaundra Norquay (Victoria, BC) Amanda Pulley (Phoenix, AZ), Masae Aitoku (San Francisco, CA) Kelly Hotchkiss (Portage, IN), Lynn Parsons (Huntington, WV) Sophie Lopez (San Antonio, TX), Sheila Clark (Newport, WA), Kim Shannon (Houston, TX), Bonnie Arnold (Racine, WI) Janet Leslie (Prince George, BC), Tammy Brooks (Rochester, NY) Rachel Petersen-Pagan (McAlester OK), Sonia M Flores (Mesa, AZ)

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Men’s Open (1,086 entries) 1st $10,500 2nd $6,500 3rd $4,500 4th $3,500 5/6 $2,700 7/8 $2,000 9-12 $1,500 13-16 $1,100

T J Steinhaus (Clearwater, MN) Paul Scott (Antioch, IL) Tyler VanWulven (La Mesa, CA) Lake MacKay (Victoria, BC) John Sullivan (Enfield MIDDX), Ryan Anderson (Avondale, AZ) Reynaldo Campana (Stockton, CA), Chad Behnke (Farley, IA) Jaynard Orque (Pleasanton, CA), Corey Fuld (Red Oak, TX), Skip Nikakis (Corona, CA), Anthony Beeler (Bradfordsville, KY) Eric Packar (Claremore, OK, Chris Paradowski (Tucson, AZ), Steve Boucher (St Peter’s, MO), Thom Wan (Sparta, NJ)

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(144 entries) 1st $2,700 2nd $1,900 3rd $1,400 4th $$$$ 5/6 $900 7/8 $700

3rd Men’s Super Senior Singles Frank Almanza

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U.S. Open One Pocket Champion

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Dennis Orcollo Dennis Orcollo won a marathon 5-hour One Pocket final against Corey Deuel 5-3 to claim the crown. In a discipline which he is still learning Orcollo’s pure shotmaking ability prevailed and enabled him to beat the odds and the field to the top. Orcollo is a fast learner. He picked up some of the pointers on the game from Jay Helfert before the matches began and then used his powers of observation to absorb the facets he needed to win. Along the way he had to beat Corey Deuel twice as well as other experienced one-holers like Chris Bartram and Larry Nevel. Accustomed to the much faster-paced rotation games like 9-Ball

and 10-Ball, Orcollo never lost patience or composure as the One Pocket matches drug out to their conclusions. He never got hurried or resorted to overly-risky moves, though he found few situations that he could not turn to an advantage. He sank numerous two-rail off-angle banks that garnered him the respect of the experienced fans watching him work his magic.

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ROCKETthen LAUNCHES LATE soars Rodney “Rocket” Morris has won the US Open 10-Ball Championship in fine style. He came into the finals facing a dominant Dennis Orcollo who had run through the brackets undefeated to claim the hot seat.

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The first half of the match was all Orcollo. He ran rack after rack while Morris cooled in his chair and soon enjoyed a 9-2 lead in the race to 13 games. But then Orcollo suffered a dry

break and Morris took over. From that point on Orcollo would only claim one more point while Morris kept racking up win after win. In the end Morris got to the hill at 12-10 and looked good to win easily. Then he dogged the 10 ball and Orcollo faced a shot everyone was certain he would make. But he failed in that attempt and Morris pocketed the 10 for the win.

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rodney MORRIS dennis ORCOLLO lee Vann CORTEZA jia-qing WU pin-yi KO carlo BIADO jin-hu DANG mike DECHAINE jayson SHAW jonathan PINEGAR john MORRA denis GRABE charlie WILLIAMS shane VAN BOENING thorsten HOHMANN darren APPLETON francisco BUSTAMANTE jeremy SOSSEI santos SAMBAJON mike DAVIS karl BOYES mika IMMONEN travis MCKINNEY kenichi UCHIGAKI

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$15,000 $8,500 $5,400 $4,100 $3,100 $3,100 $2,300 $2,300 $1,650 $1,650 $1,650 $1,650 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $925 $925 $925 $925 $925 $925 $925 $925


Victory in U.S. Open 10-Ball y e n d o R s i r r o M Photo by: Don Akerlow

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U. S. OPEN 8-BALL FINALS the good and the bad of playing on a 9’ table ... playing 8-ball

BY: DON AKERLOW

Results

1 $15,000 2 $8,500 3 $5,400 4 $4,100 5/6 $3,100 7/8 $2,300 9-12 $1,650 13-16 $1,250 17-24 $925 25-32 $675

Now it wasn’t as simple as that being up one game and breaking then running out. It would come down to the last three shots. He would have to bring it. Getting a little bit out of shape more and more but making each shot harder, but making them. With the cue straight on to the 8, this would be a back door cut to the side pocket no easy shot for anyone. He looks at it... gets up... re-looks at it... and then with the precision of a master craftsman drills it in the center of the side pocket with authority to win the first annual U. S. Open 8-Ball Championship! Over four hours of great shot making and superb play from both players. I was told by a friend during the match that Shane was helping some players with their game the night before. He was breaking and cracked his ferrule. He was shooting in the finals with a new ferrule and tip that he had to get replaced in the morning hours. Carlo won the Hard Time Bellflower 10-Ball tournament just weeks before, shook Shane’s hand, like the gentleman he is, and left the arena before the photos. After the match Shane stayed around to take photos with fans and event coordinators. A true ambassador of the game. Shane has been the best player in the United States for at least half a Photo by: Don Akerlow decade and maybe longer. The only thing left for him other than adding to his resume in the States is to become a world champion many times over. This is within his reach!!!

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All pool players know playing 8-Ball on a 9’ table is a mere break make a ball and run out, at least that is the scenario for the pro players. In my opinion, 8-Ball should be played on 8’ or 7’ tables. The reason is simple, more clusters. With clusters it gives the player a chance to show off your skills, sometimes weaving your way through the clusters and the balls. Any league player will tell you, it gives you the opportunity to get to the table. The pros play 8-Ball on 9’ tables like a hot knife through butter. Impressive run outs with little to no clusters. This was the story in the first four games. In the 5th game Carlo Biado missed, Shane Van Boening runs out, goes up 3-2 with the break, very important in a race to 11 win by 2. For whatever reason Shane misses, taking his eye off the ball, concentration... It really doesn’t matter the reason, he missed. The 250 spectators sigh ... an unexpected miss that would have put him up 2 games. Carlo runs out and ties it 3-3. They trade back and forth through the 18th game. Again Carlo misses. You could see the frustration on his face. Shane runs out and goes up 10-9 and Van Boening is breaking. He makes a few balls and again misses, same scenario. Shane hits his shaft against the top of the rail in frustration. I have never seen this from him before. You could hear the crowd gasp in disbelief. Carlo again ties the match for a 3rd time. Shane has another chance to go up by 1 and he’s breaking.

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SINGLES 2013 BCAPL Results

Men’s 9-Ball Open

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Men’s Senior (251 entries) 1st $3,500 2nd $2,500 3rd $1,800 4th $1,300 5/6 $900 7/8 $650 9-12 $525 13-16 $400

Men’s Advanced

Gil Hernandez (Mt Prospect, IL) Bob Pisut (Joliet, IL) Elias Garza (Richwood, TX) Bill Pence (Sherman Oaks, CA) Ron Dobosenski (Madison, WI), Junior Brown Jr (Wichita, KS) Bill Skinner (Aurora, CO), Bob Greenstein (Medicine Hat, AB) Arturo Rivera (Atascadero CA), Kenny Ellis (Austin, TX), Joe Cannella Jr (Las Vegas, NV), Mando Canales (El Paso, TX) John A Abruzzo Sr (Aurora, IL), David Hathman (Springfield, MO), Ken Crane (Langley, BC), John Kastris (Spokane, WA)

(135 entries) 1st $4,200 2nd $3,000 3rd $2,300 4th $1,700 5/6 $1,300 7/8 $900 9-12 $650 13-16 $450

Matt Beckwith (Big Rapids, MI) Steven McAninch (Toledo, OH) Dean Flanders (Fargo, ND) Adam King (Aurora, CO) Jerry Young (Hobbema AB), Ruben Silva Jr (Colorado Springs, CO) Chris Kovacs (Kings Langley NSW), Jim Carmona (Las Vegas, NV) Brett Stottlemyer (Pasadena, MD), Scott Cohen (Haanover Park, IL), Craig Powers (Greenfield, WI), Randy Jordan (LaGrange, GA) Ray Skenandore (Las Vegas, NV), Dario Woodside (Nassau, NP), Bob Herchik (Las Vegas, NV), Clay Dorrell (Texola, OK)

Women’s 9-Ball Challenge

(87 entries) single elimination 1st $900 Bonnie Arnold (Racine, WI) 2nd $600 Shar Vanderstyne (San Diego, CA) 3/4 $400 Samantha Barrett (Malden, MA), Ashea Erdahl (Las Vegas, NV) 5-8 $200 Sharon Cohen (Antioch, IL), Jaye Succo (Phoenix, AZ), Lisa Porter (Paragould, AR), Kelly Hotchkiss (Portage, IN)

(342 entries)-single elimination 1st $2,000 Crispian Ng (Carrollton, TX) 2nd $1,350 Chad Behnke (Farley, IA) 3/4 $850 Jaynard Orque (Pleasanton, CA), Tommy Najar (Marietta, GA) 5-8 $550 Ryan Behnke (Farley, IA), Doug Whaley (Antioch, CA), Johnny Vasquez (Fort Collins, CO), John Rizya (Indio, CA)

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Women’s Open Teams (112 teams) 1st $3,800 Born Ready (Grand Prairie, TX) 2nd $2,700 Lady Bull Shooters (Catoola, OK) 3rd $1,900 Moark Angels & Demons (Paragould, AR) 4th $1,600 Get the Stew (Kettering, OH) 5/6 $1,000 Victorious Secret (Houston, TX), Boom Shaka Laka (Dallas, TX) 7/8 $750 That’s Unfortunate (Kirkland, WA), River City Billiards (Peoria, IL) 9-12 $600 Sportsmen’s Ladies (San Antonio, TX), On the Prowl (Pico Rivera, CA) Do Something (San Antonio, TX), Fox Force Four (Chula Vista, CA) 13-16 $450 Lookin’ for Trouble (New York, NY), Anchorage Billiard Palace (Anchorage, AK) Sportsmen’s Misfits (Marysville, OH), 5 Corners (Pocatello, ID)

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Open Scotch Doubles (299 teams race to 4) 1st $3,100 Metz Jr – Gyftopoulous (Baltimore, MD) 2nd $2,100 List – Williams (Catoosa, OK) 3rd $1,600 Barbosa – Bedard Smith (Edmonton, AB) 4th $1,300 Sena – Holl (Kewashkum, WI) 5/6 $1,000 Rosas Sr – Rosas (Saginaw, MI), Burkhart – Pulley (Phoenix, AZ) 7/8 $700 Hanson – Jacobs (Devils Lake, ND), Ensley – Linerode (Converse, TX) 9-12 $500 Kane – Madiener (Brooklyn, VA), Golarz – Hotchkiss (Portage, IN) Real – Zamorez (Indio, CA), Robles – Lopez (San Antonio, TX) 13-16 $375 Phillipe III – Rogers (Everett, WA), Barrett – Asleson (Billings, MT) Goodman – Preston (Springfield, OR), Ambang – Rose (Vancouver, BC)

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Mixed Open Teams (554 teams) 1st $12,000 Pocket Pool Junkies (Hickory Hills, IL) 2nd $8,000 Club 91 (Pocatello, ID) 3rd $6,100 West Coast Sharks (La Mesa, CA) 4th $5,000 21 Pool Room B (Hurricane, WV) 5/6 $4,000 Sam’s Billiards (Beaver Creek, OR), Bullshooters (McAlester, OK) 7/8 $3,000 What’s Your Team Name? (Lakewood, CO), Grandpa & the Morons (Victoria, BC) 3RD MIXED OPEN TEAMS: WEST COAST SHARKS 9-12 $2,200 No Flash (Anthem, AZ), RANDY HOWELL, PATRICK KIM, JERRY LIN, Team Jackson Cue (Heartland, WI) BROCK NOTEBOOM, AMIR SHOSHAN, TYLER VANWULVEN The System (Sachse, TX), No Air (San Diego, CA) 13-16 $1,600 Foreign Policy (Las Vegas, NV), LJB X-Men (Victoria, TX) Mixed Open Teams SLC Terminators (W Jordan, UT), (96 entries race to 11 – single elimination) LV Rum Runner (Las Vegas, NV) 1st $2,800 Bad Boyz (Frankfort, KY) 17-24 $1,100 DJ Cues (Everett, WA), 2nd $1,800 Hurricane Higgins (New York, NY) Strokes of Genius (Winnepeg, MB) 3-4 $1,000 Fun N Run (Everett, WA), Strokers – Tx (Plano, TX), Sam’s Billiards (Tigard, OR) Reservoir Dawgs (Brooklyn, NY) 5-8 $500 Bull Shooters (Hartshorne, OK), CENSORED (St Peters, MO), Who Needs a Billiard Coach? (Cottage Grove, MN) Ball Busters (Estero, FL) Odessa BAD BOYS (Midland, TX), Bad Boyz (Frankfort, KY), Grindin’ Golf Co. (Sherwood, AR) Clean Slate (Cottage Grove, MN)

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The VNEA International Championships! With 43 unique divisions to display their talents, VNEA’s league players converged on the strip in Las Vegas to decide who would go home with the coveted “Charlie” awards and titles of International Champions . Mini-tournaments, including the popular Scotch Doubles events began on Thursday while the double elimination, 8-Ball and 9-Ball Singles competition began on Friday, May 24th. The competition was terrific. With the Singles competition in the history books, the VNEA was well prepared to recognize them at the ever-popular VNEA Team Opening Ceremonies Celebration. Gary Benson, Tournament Director and emcee, was welcomed by over 3,000 players attending this incredible show which opened with a colorful parade of flags from around the world, and the Singles Awards Presentation to honor the top players accomplishments. Once all of the states and countries were acknowledged and the Singles winners were presented with their coveted Charlie awards, the VNEA had a drawing for a Valley Home Pool Table. The lucky winner was James Esparza from Eagle Vending in Tucson, Arizona and was awarded the table by Valley’s Dave Courington. With 96 members already enshrined in the hall, it was time for the VNEA to add 5 more names to the prestigious “VNEA Hall of Fame”. Receiving this tremendous honor, along with a beautiful Hall of Fame jacket, certificate and limited edition VNEA Hall of Fame trading card set, were the following inductees: • Bob Basset - Aactive Coin (Manitoba) • Charles Castonguay - Alliance (Quebec) • Dawn Fital - Coin-Op Specialist (MI) • Beth Fondell - D & R Star (MN) • Kale Woodside - V.V.S. (NE) The Team competition kicked off Tuesday morning right on schedule. Nearly 600 teams participated in the Team events at this 33rd Annual Championships. Results of the Sports, Redemption, Regular, Intermediate and Masters Team events can be found at www.vnea.com 2nd Annual “World Team Championships”. For the second year in a row, the VNEA conducted the fun and exciting World Team Championships! Countries put together one, four-person team to represent their flag. Australia, USA, Spain, Portugal, Bermuda, Canada and Germany all formed teams for a chance to win the coveted “World Cup” Trophy. When the dust cleared, it came down

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The Kellogg Arena • Battle Creek, Michigan • June 20-23, 2013 The beautiful Kellogg Arena served as a terrific setting for our 23rd Annual event. The facility boasted plenty of floor space and nice bleacher seating for the parents and fans. 80 Valley Pool Tables were neatly arranged throughout the arena including (6) highlighted tables making up the soughtafter Finals Arena. At noon sharp on Thursday, the VNEA opened its tournament doors, as usual, to hundreds of juniors lined up outside to begin their practice routines for the Singles event that would begin that evening. For the first time at our Junior Championships, the entire event was run using our incredibly popular Compusport Software Program. There were (4), 42” monitors set up on the Control Stage where players could enter their names and see exactly who they played, when they played and what table they played on. Players were able to play their matches, scan their scoresheets, instantly see their next match and play continuously throughout the entire event. The system was flawless and the players absolutely loved it! At 6:00pm sharp, Singles matches began and the event was officially underway! At 9:00am on Friday morning, the Singles matches continued with everyone trying to make it to the Finals Bracket of their division. Throughout the day, incredible matches were witnessed throughout the room with no one wanting to get knocked out of this prestigious event. Both singles and team competition for the weekend were broken down into 3 divisions: Youth - Ages 9-13 / Minor - Ages 14-17 / Major - Ages 18-20 Male singles events recorded 163 entries while the female singles had 46 entries. In

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total, 214 shooters would square-off in a double elimination format that would lead to some great shooting and refreshing sportsmanship. The Team competition, consisted of 60, 3-player squads. These great numbers represented an incredible 20 Charter Holders from an impressive 9 States and Ontario, Canada. This made up for a total of over 250 ENTRIES in the team and singles events. State Representation Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota & Wisconsin with International Representation from Ontario, Canada After playing all day Friday, the pool playing group was treated to a fun-filled Players Reception that evening at 7:00. Players were able to relax, grab a slice or two of pizza and a soda. Those top juniors who found themselves still in the thick of the singles tournament action would prepare to battle it out in the finals brackets of the regular competition. When the dust finally settled on the arena floor, the following young shooters were crowned the 2013 Int’l VNEA Singles Champions: MALE SINGLES YOUTH DIVISION Jacob Elit - D & R Star - Rochester, MN MINOR DIVISION Stuart MacTaggart - G & G Enterprises London, Ontario, Canada MAJOR DIVISION Tyler Steinhaus - D & R Star - Rochester, MN FEMALE SINGLES YOUTH DIVISION April Larson - D & R Star - Rochester, MN

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MINOR DIVISION Taylor Hansen - D & R Star - Rochester, MN MAJOR DIVISION Chandra Campion - D & R Star - Rochester, MN

Female Majors Singles Champion

(l-r) Chandra Campion (1st), Ashton Rowley (2nd), Shaiana Thibault (3rd), Jennifer Petrowiak (4th)

THE ULTIMATE TEAM COMPETITION

Male Minor Singles Finalists

(r-l) Stuart MacTaggart (1st), David Moyer (2nd), Alex Payne (3rd-not shown), Andrew Casarez (4th-not shown)

Sunday morning produced some of the most incredible junior pool action ever experienced as the top teams went head to head for international junior titles. When the team competition finished around noon, the following 23rd Annual VNEA International Junior Team Champions had been crowned. YOUTH DIVISION: M.P.A. Cue Kids: C & N Sales, Mankato, MN MINOR DIVISION: Sharky’s Kids 1: Cox Music, Davenport, IA MAJOR DIVISION: North Stars: D & R Star, Rochester, MN HIGHEST FEMALE TEAM Youth Division: Valley Girls: Kalamazoo Amusement - Kalamazoo, MI Highest Mixed Team Youth Division: M.P.A. Cue Kids C & N Sales - Mankato, MN

Female Minor Singles Finalists

(l-r) Taylor Hansen (1st), Kayla Roloson (2nd - not shown), Meighan Cassidy (3rd), Hannah Zeigler (4th)

For complete information and standings visit: www.vnea.com Female Youth Singles Finalists

Male Youth Singles Finalists

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WOMEN’S CLASSIC 9-BALL SINGLES (45+ YEARS OF AGE) 1st DAWN SPENCER (IA) 2nd CYNTHIA NORMAN (IA) 3rd LYNDA LILLY (CO) 4th CHARLENE PINELLI (CO)

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MEN’S CLASSIC 9-BALL SINGLES

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (MI) CHRIS GLASS (MN) APRIL BEDARD (AB) BETH FONDELL (MN) KATHY KOON (IN) MAUREEN VANDEVEN (ON) JESSICA FRIDERES (MN) LONETTE FOX (MI)

$800 $500 $400 $300 $200 $200 $100 $100

MEN’S REGULAR 8-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

ANDY CHOU (AB) TRAVIS CRAWLEY (AUS) BRAD SCHILLING (MN) KURT SABIN (NE) SCOTT HARGENS (IA) GREG EVANS (WI) MARK DOWNEY (AB) STEVE WOODS (AUS) RICHY OREM (AK) JURI NETSCHER (GER) COLIN GREENLEE (AB) KYLE PEPIN (ME)

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INTERMEDIATE SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

LOVELY & OLINGER $600 RHODES & COREAN $400 CHRONY & GARCIA $300 CHASTAIN & GOTWALD $200 LINGUERRI & DURAND $125 ENCINIAS & KANE $125 FIGUEROA & WILLIAMSON $75 PHONG & ZEMP $75

Results

(50+ YEARS OF AGE) 1st JOHN BARTON (AUS) 2nd JOHN LEHMAN (AUS) 3rd DAVE COTE (ON) 4th PHILLIP JONES (AUS) 5-6 BENNIE PERRY (CO) CLIFF JACOBSON (AB) 7-8 BILL WAHL (AB) STEVE SMITH (FL)

$900 $700 $500 $300 $200 $200 $100 $100

OPEN SENIOR 9-BALL SINGLES

(60+ YEARS OF AGE) 1st JERRY R HAGER (OH) 2nd DICK CASEY (PA) 3rd NORM STREHLOW (MN) 4th GLEN PICKLESIMER (VA) 5- 6 PAUL DRINNON (CO) DAVE COLE (SD) 7-8 HERB LICHTENBERGER (IA) TIM SHAMA (SD) 9-12 ROGER IGNASIAK (NV) GIL GANN (KS) PAT O’CONNER (MN) JAMES ANDAMASARIS (FL)

WOMEN’S 9-BALL REGULAR SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5- 6 7-8 9-12

LIZ LOVELY (OH) SKY CRISTADORA (MT) TONI SAKAMOTO(BC) NIKKI MANZER (ON) TERRY DUNCAN (CO) MIA BIELAK (ON) LENORE MCCARTHY (IN) LAURA BENDIKAS (IN) ANGIE MONTGOMERY (SD) SHELLY DUFFNEY (MB) SUMMER GAGE (CO) KATHY BAKER (IL)

MEN’S REGULAR 9-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9- 12

TONY MIKKOLA (FIN) BEN CRAWLEY (AUS) MIKA RIIKONEN (FIN) PAUL BEATTY (AB) VOLKER BISCHOF (GER) ANDY CHOU (AB) ADAM MARTIN (OH) STEVE WOODS (AUS) JOSH SHONES (MN) TRAVIS CRAWLEY (AUS) JEFF HUBER (WI) RICH CIPONI (ON)

$1,100 $800 $600 $400 $300 $300 $250 $250 $200 $200 $200 $200 $1,000 $700 $450 $300 $225 $225 $150 $150 $100 $100 $100 $100 $2,700 $2,000 $1,400 $1,000 $800 $800 $650 $650 $450 $450 $450 $450

WOMEN’S INTERMEDIATE 9-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

SAM MATUSKA (ND) JENNIFER RING (GER) KELLY SPANGENBURG (IA) CAROL JAMES (CO) STEPHANIE GOENS (OH) RENITA BREMNER (AB) REBECCA VENSON (MI) MARSHA MOK (AB)

MEN’S INTERMEDIATE 9-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

ALEX M OLINGER (OH) NICK MARSOLEK (MN) BLAIR LAWSON (MB) RYAN SOLLEVELD (MB) MILAN JANULEK (AK) KEITH BOON (KS) RICK TONJUM (MN) TERRY MILLER (WI) CHRIS GALLANT (AB) JOHN FONDELL (MN) DAVID ESTEP (WV) STEVE BROADHEAD (ON)

$900 $600 $400 $200 $150 $150 $100 $100

$1,275 $1,000 $800 $600 $375 $375 $250 $250 $200 $200 $200 $200

MEN’S MASTER 9-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

HARVEY SHOGNOSH (ON) KENNETH BRISBON (MI) JERROD FRIDERES (MN) TONY ZIERMAN (MN) TIM JOSEPH (ID) MIKE HELLMER (CO) MARC VIDAL CLARAMUNT (CO) VINCE MACINTYRE (ON)

$1,250 $1,000 $750 $550 $400 $400 $300 $300

WOMEN’S CLASSIC 8-BALL SINGLES

(45+ YEARS OF AGE) 1st SANDY NEAL (IA) $1,100 2nd DENYSE REMICK (MN) $800 3rd MARILYN KNOWLES (OH) $600 4th EILEEN CANNON (CO) $400 5-6 KIM SHAMA (SD) $300 DAWN SPENCER (IA) $300 7-8 MICHELLE LEE (OH) $250 CARLA DAHL (IA) $250 9-12 NANCY BEADEL (IA) $220 MARY ANNE MARR (MI) $220 PAULETTE DRAZKOWSKI (WI) $220 GWEN GASTON-KELLEY (MI) $220

MEN’S CLASSIC 8-BALL SINGLES

(50+ YEARS OF AGE) 1st JOHN BARTON (AUS) 2nd BILL WAHL (AB) 3rd BILL CHRISTENSEN (AB) 4th SAM KOUTSARIS (ON) 5-6 DOUG LAMOUREUX (AB) BRUCE MOWERY (PA) 7-8 ED BAKER (SK) DUKE DAHL (IA) 9-12 RICH LITTLE (MT) EDDIE V. JR ROBINSON (IA) PHILLIP JONES (AUS) CLIFF JACOBSON (AB)

$1,600 $1,200 $800 $600 $400 $400 $300 $300 $225 $225 $225 $225

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SAM KIRBY (IN) JIM COREAN (SD) RICK CARRILLO (IL)

$500 $300 $200

OPEN SENIOR 8-BALL SINGLES

(60+ YEARS OF AGE) 1st JERRY R HAGER (OH) 2nd RICH HAINES (WY) 3rd GLEN PICKLESIMER (VA) 4th NORM STREHLOW (MN) 5-6 EDWARD BORREGO (CO) BILL IGEL (TX) 7-8 RAY HARRIS (ON) BEARNIE ELVENDAHL (MN) 9-12 HERB LICHTENBERGER (IA) BRUCE BAKER (IL) CHASE MCALLISTER (ID) PAUL DRINNON (CO)

WOMEN’S REGULAR 8-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

LIZ LOVELY (OH) KARLA CHRONY (IA) LENORE MCCARTHY (IN) MARIA DOWNEY (AB) TONI SAKAMOTO (BC) JOCELYN OLDENBURG (WI) KATHY BAKER (IL) AMANDA WILSON (IN) MARY VASQUEZ (CO) THERESA LIEN (AB) STACIE GRAHAM (MN) SKY CRISTADORA (MT)

$2,200 $1,600 $1,100 $800 $600 $600 $500 $500 $300 $300 $300 $300 $2,400 $1,400 $1,000 $800 $750 $750 $550 $550 $340 $340 $340 $340

WOMEN’S INTERMEDIATE 8-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

AIMEE CHASTAIN (MN) SHAWNA PHILLIPS (AB) MALONE KIM (IN) KELLY HOTCHKISS (IN) RENITA BREMNER (AB) RITA FORTIN (QC) MARINA LINGUERRI (ON) ALANNA THIESSEN (AB) VIOLET OLSON (AB) KELLY SPANGENBURG (IA) CAROL JAMES (CO) MARSHA MOK (AB)

MEN’S INTERMEDIATE 8-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

JASON KANE (NV) ALEX M OLINGER (OH) TERRY MILLER (WI) RYAN BEHNKE (IA) KEITH BOON (KS) NICK MARSOLEK (MN) NELSON MONTIERTH (CO) JON PAYPOMPEE (AB) JAMES BROTHERS (CO) STEVE BROADHEAD (ON) CHAD FAIRCHILD (OH) GEORGE MARIGLIS (AUS)

WOMEN’S MASTER 8-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

JESSICA FRIDERES (MN) FREIDA NASSAS (ON) CHRIS GLASS (MN) JOLENE HERUM (MN) AMY LATZKO (IN) JANET DUNKS (MT) BETH FONDELL (MN) KAYLA JONES (ON) HEATHER LAVIN (IN) LINDA CRUZ (IN) BEV ASHTON (BC) MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (MI)

$1,600 $1,200 $850 $650 $450 $450 $350 $350 $300 $300 $300 $300

$2,200 $1,775 $1,300 $900 $550 $550 $400 $400 $300 $300 $300 $300 $2,000 $1,500 $920 $800 $500 $500 $300 $300 $200 $200 $200 $200

MEN’S MASTER 8-BALL SINGLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

DUSTIN GUNIA (NE) $2,500 FRANK LAUERBACH (GER) $1,900 MARC VIDAL CLARAMUNT (CO) $1,400 JERROD FRIDERES (MN) $1,000 JEFF PILLON (ON) $750 RUSS WHITTLE (AB) $750 PAUL RICHENS (AB) $575 ANTONIO BENVENUTO (GER) $575 KENNETH BRISBON (MI) $425 TONY ZIERMAN (MN) $425 MARKUS BUCK (GER) $425 THORSTEN ENDRES (GER) $425

REGULAR SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

NISTLER & SCHILLING $1,300 BCROWCHILD & PIDBOROCHYNSKI $1,000 NEAL & STYER $700 RICE & HARGENS $400 KOMMERS & SABIN $300 SIMMONDS & ATKINSON $300 VASQUEZ & PERRY $200 SWOOPE & HENSLEY $200 BAKER & ESKER $150 SAKAMOTO & BERRY $150 CRISTADORA & CRISTADORA $150 CHURCH & NICKLIN $150

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MASTER SCOTCH DOUBLES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6

FRIDERES & GUNIA $700 FOX & KIRBY $450 JONES & SHOGNOSH $250 LATZKO & BRISBON $150 HERUM & FIELDHAMMER $75 BIELAK & GEORGEI $75

WOMEN’S REGULAR TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

KNUCKLE DIAMONDS (SD) $3,400 GOT BALLS? (AB) $2,350 2ND AVE CORNER POCKET (IA) $1,400 SAVED BY THE BALL (MN) $800 CONTROL FREAKS (ON) $600 THE GATOR GIRLS (ON) $600 COLORADO SPRINGS (CO) $450 GET THE STEW (OH) $450 BOXY HOOKERS (MN) $325 STUBBORN HOOKERS (ON) $325 LIL’S- SI SE PUEDE (CO) $325 FINNAGANS TIGHT RACKS (AB) $325

OPEN REGULAR TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8 9-12

BLACKEYED CREES (SK) HARD TO KILL (CO) MOJO (AB) ITS A PROCESS (ON) GO FA-COFFEE (ON) OFF @ THE POCKET (SD) CANTON PHANTOMS (OH) THE POOL JUNKIES (OH) EAGLES CLUB #2 (MT) BIGS GRAVY TRAIN (SD) CLUB 91 (ID) CUE MASTER ELITE (IA)

WOMEN’S INTERMEDIATE TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

ROSARIOS N.U.M.B (AB) SLEEPERS!! (IN) WHO DOES THAT (AB) PREFERABLY ON TOP (IN) WHICH WITCH IS WHICH (NE) ROSARIOS BALL GAZERS (AB) CHARLIES ANGELS (NE) KNUCKLE #1 (SD)

$10,000 $7,000 $6,000 $5,000 $3,000 $3,000 $2,300 $2,300 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $4,000 $2,500 $1,500 $1,000 $800 $800 $700 $700

OPEN INTERMEDIATE TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5-6 7-8

SNUFFY’S/CHARLIE’S INN (WI) $7,000 BETTER LATE THEN NEVER (NV) $4,025 AUSTRALIA 4 (AUS) $3,000 ROSARIOS RABIOSO (AB) $2,000 PRETTY BOYS (MB) $1,300 SPORTSMENS STACEY (OH) $1,300 THE OTHER PLACE (MN) $1,000 MR. JJ KEITH (KS) $1,000

WOMEN’S MASTER TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

MIDWEST MASTERS (MN) $4,000 RACK ATTACK (CO) $2,200 LOGISTICALLY CHALLENGED (MN) $1,200 GET OUTTHA WAY!! (IN) $1,000

OPEN MASTER TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

WHO NEEDS A BILLIARD COACH?! (MN) $9,000 GOTTA HAVE IT (NE) $5,000 THE FAVORITES (CO) $3,500 THE MACHINE (AB) $2,500

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9:00 AM

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Friday

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GLASS (continued from page 15)

they were gone, and I didn’t know who had won. I ran into her father a few minutes later while I took a quick refreshment break. “Oh, hey there, how did your daughter do?” “Which one?” “The older one. Karen. I saw she was at 6-6. Did she win?” “Yeah. Barely. She made a few mistakes. She was up 4-0 at one point. She really needs to start focusing more.” I still could not believe his negativity! “Well, these girls are under a lot of pressure. You should be proud she’s gone as far as she has. Wish her luck for me!” “Yeah, sure, I’ll do that.” Something Karen and Amy’s mother said to me really stuck with me. She told me that her youngest, Amy, was very aggressive, and outgoing. Karen, however, was

Viper

(continued from page 12) Viper: Ok, then did your parents play pool? Who got you started? Nick: None of my family members play pool. When I was a young kid I was introduced to the game by some friends and fell in love with the game right away. Viper: What did your parents think of your pool career? Nick: At the beginning, they were not happy about me playing pool for a living but later as I improved and started representing my country in world events, then they started taking me more seriously. Viper: In your opinion, what parts of the world produce the best players? Nick: The best pool players in the world have always dominated from the Philippines and Taiwan. Viper: Why: Honestly, I believe its in their blood. They are just born to play championship pool. They have so many players over there that haven’t even surfaced yet. Like here in Greece, we to have a few players that if they travelled to the US would become the next pool stars. But because of the bad economy, they have not gotten an opportunity to come over and compete just yet. Viper: Who is/was your favorite pro player growing up? Nick: Of course my favorite player has always been Pilipino world champion Francisco Bustamante. Viper: Where and when did you first start playing pool? Nick: I was 15-years-old when I was introduced to the sport of billiards. Viper: Do you currently have any sponsors? Nick: Here in Las Vegas I picked up a new cue sponsor; Pechauer Custom Cues. But of course, I am always looking for new sponsors. I have a lot to offer a sponsor being one of the best players out of Greece, owning a pool hall and with my ranking I am invited to every WPA event. Viper: Did you ever play in a pool league? Nick: No, we don’t really have leagues over here in Greece just lots of tournaments for the federation. Viper: Are you good at any other sports? Nick: I am also good at Tennis, Soccer and Table tennis (Ping-Pong). Viper: Describe yourself in three words? Nick: Outgoing, friendly and a little lazy. Viper: If you had to live your life over again, what would one thing you change about yourself and/or your pool career?

more shy and reserved, and not very aggressive. I sensed that she and her husband saw this as a weakness. Every person is different. Each daughter must be approached differently, and coached in a way that gives them the best chance to succeed in future matches. Browbeating them, and pointing out their mistakes (especially in the midst of a tournament) is not the way to do this. Dad, I hope you get a chance to read this. I hope and pray that you give your daughters lots of love, support, and positive reinforcement while they play. Otherwise, all you are going to do is make them resent the sport, and they will quit. It’s a game. It’s supposed to be fun. Let them enjoy the sport, and please don’t turn it into a chore. Celebrate their successes, and console them when they lose. Save the constructive criticism for the practice table.

Nick: I took a couple of years off from travelling the world tour so if I could have done it all over again, I would have travelled as much as possible. Viper: How do you prepare for events? Nick: I practice 5-days or so before majors about 2-hours per day. I practice with a lesser player to get lots of time on the table and they rack a lot for me. In return they love to play with me….lol. Viper: What was the best advice you were ever given? Nick: If you make the balls, you can beat anyone. If you miss them, anyone can beat you - Dad Viper: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Nick: The excitement of the competition and travelling around the world doing what I love to do. Viper: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be? Nick: I would remind them to be patient, it takes a lot of time to win championships and not to get discouraged when they have not won yet… in time the titles will come. Viper: What’s your Favorite game? Nick: Any rotation game and I really enjoy 14.1 Straight Pool.

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WEEKLY

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Pool

DAY CITY LOCATION Mondays Boise The Pocket Pocatello Pocket Thursdays Boise The Pocket Pocatello Pocket Saturdays Emmett Toadstool Pocatello Pocket (1st of month) Sundays Idaho Falls Pocket Pocatello Oasis Bar Pocatello Pocket

PHONE (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 375-2474 (208) 233-1841 (208) 398-7321 (208) 233-1841 (208) 525-9962 (208) 232-9347 (208) 233-1841

EVENT / RULES ENTRY 8-Ball Open $5 8-Ball Open Race to 2 $5 9-Ball Open $5 Ladies Dbls-Race to 2 $5 9-Ball (Scratch bucket) $5 Scotch Doubles $50/team 8-Ball Blind Draw Dbls $5 8/9 Ball Alternating $5 8/9 Ball Combination $5

ADDED $$$ Call $$$ $$$ $2/player $$$ $$$ Matching $$$

TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM Noon 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

PHONE (801) 394-8400 (801) 607-1201 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996 (801) 607-1201 (801) 463-4996 (801) 463-4996

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball VNEA rules 8-Ball Bar Box 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball 9’ tables 8-Ball 8-Ball

ADDED Call $100 1st Guar Matching Matching $100 1st Guar Matching $10/player

TIME 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Ogden Provo Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Provo Salt Lake City Salt Lake City

CITY Spokane Sumner Vancouver Everett Spokane Sumner Tacoma Burien Everett Lakewood Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Olympia Spokane Tacoma Lakewood Ocean Park Spokane Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Lakewood Sumner Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Lakewood Olympia Tacoma Tacoma Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver

LOCATION D & R Spirits GameRoom Batters Up Batters Up GameRoom Batters Up Batters Up

LOCATION 7th Rail Log Cabin 4th Plain Tavern O’Finnigan’s Pub 7th Rail Log Cabin Malarkey’s Pool & Brew BZ’s Sport Bar O’Finnigan’s Pub Cue-Topia Black Diamond Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 4th Plain Tavern Frankies 7th Rail Latitude 84 Schooners Doc’s Tavern 7th Rail Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Legends Spot Bar & Grill Schooners Log Cabin Black Diamond Latitude 84 Legends Spot Bar & Grill Cue-Topia Frankies Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern Spot Bar & Grill

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9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3

8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2

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CITY Oregon City Salem Beaverton Beaverton Coos Bay Forest Grove Milwaukee Beaverton Portland Coos Bay Forest Grove Medford Salem Forest Grove Oregon City Oregon City Portland Salem Salem Salem Beaverton Coos Bay Portland Portland Salem

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EVENT / RULES ENTRY 9 Ball-Now on Diamond Tables FREE 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. 8-Ball B & below $6 9-Ball B & below $6 Players Choice $5 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE $5+$2 g.f. 8-Ball Open - R2 $7 +side pot 9-Ball Open $5-B/$10-M 8 & 9-Ball No Masters $5 8-Ball $5 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE $5+$2 g.f. 9-Ball-Handicapped FREE 9-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. (last Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 $7 8-Ball $3 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) $3 8 & 9-Ball No Masters $5 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. 9-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f. 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1 “B” player) $5 + $2 g.f. Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball $5 Players Choice $5 8-Ball - Race 2/1 $3 M/$2 W Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $15 8-Ball Handicap $5 + $4 g.f.

ADDED TIME $3/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:30PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:30PM $3/player 7:30PM Match on $5 7:00PM $3/player 8:00PM Call 7:00PM $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM $3/player 7:30PM $100 6:30PM $5/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM Call Call Call 2:30PM $5/player 1:00PM $5/player 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Match up to 23 7:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM Call 11:00AM $5/player 7:30PM

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LOCATION Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5

ADDED Matching Matching

TIME 2:00PM 2:00PM

DAY Mondays Fridays Sundays

CITY Reno Reno Reno

LOCATION Diamond Billiards Diamond Billiards Diamond Billiards

PHONE (775) 828-0616 (775) 828-0616 (775) 828-0616

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball A-B-C 8-Ball Open BCA 8-Ball Open BCA

ENTRY $14 $11 $11

ADDED Call Call Call

TIME 6:30PM 6:30PM 6:30PM

DAY Mondays

CITY Sacramento

LOCATION Jointed Cue San Francisco Family Billiards Tuesdays Carson Manila Billiards Emeryville Broken Rack Sacramento Jointed Cue Wednesdays Bellflower Hard Times Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Thursdays Bellflower Hard Times San Francisco Family Billiards Saturdays Petaluma Buffalo Billiards Sundays Bellflower Hard Times

PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (310) 738-5675 (510) 652-9808 (916) 456-3243 (562) 867-7733 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733 (415) 931-1115 (707) 794-7338 (562) 867-7733

EVENT / RULES ENTRY 9-Ball B $5 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicapped Call 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Open staggered entry $5-$15 3 Cushion Handicap $17 incl g.f. 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 8-Ball Handicap $5 9-Ball Handicap $10 9-Ball Handicap $20 9-Ball Handicap $12 9-Ball Open - Limit 32 $20

ADDED TIME Call 8:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:00PM $100 1st Tues only 8:00PM $50 8:00PM $100 w/20+ 8:00PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Call 7:00PM $5/player 2:30PM Call 12:30PM

NV

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CALIFORNIA

DAY Saturdays Sundays

ND

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