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LAKEWOOD, WA Alvarado working their With almost a full field we way through to meet in ended up with 45 players. It the 7th/8th position. was a great event on a warm Eddie Mataya sends Mike sunny day and serving gourmet Grimm to the “B” side 7-5, hotdogs. This was the second Stan Tourangeau over Val annual event. Eddie Mataya Alvarado, Ed Hobbs wins claimed last year’s title, but over Jay Berneburg and Sean wasn’t quite able to hold onto Lewis victorious over Migel it. The tournament went down 7-4. From there Mataya like this. beats Tourangeau 7-2 and Started at 11:30 Saturday Lewis sends Hobbs packing morning. We had 4 entries to the “B” side 7-2. To play that were 18 and under, 4 for the point Lewis thumps women and 35 Open entries. on Hobbs 7-2. Lewis snags The youth start was 14 year the point match against old Daniel Sardoncillo showed Mataya. no fear playing in this event. On the “B” side Mike Here are his reported match Grimm takes out Eddie scores: Losing his first match Cardio, Val Alvarado and against Migel sending him to Ed Hobbs to earn the Eddie Mataya & Sean Lewis the “B” side. From there he spot playing for 3rd/4th. played David Wright 7-1, Pete Coming in from the top side Gonzales 7-4, Rennie 7-5, of the board, Jr Sardoncillo Homero Flores 7-6 and Migel stings together 5 wins over for the second time knocking Daniel out of the tournament landing Jose Quintino, Jeff Leonards, Damian Pongpanik, Tommy Sliva and him in 9th-12th place. Jay Berneburg before losing to Migel 7-4. Migel’s run is short losing Exciting hill-hill matches were (winners stated first): Jay Berneburg his next match to Stan Tourangeau putting him in 5th/6th. This puts vs. BJ Copeland, Stan Tourangeau vs. Mark Goodwin, Val Alvarado Tourangeau and Grimm head to head with Grimm landing in 4th vs. Don Wirtaman, Rich Droste vs. Stan Combs, Jordan Erwin vs. place and Tourangeau loses his match against Mataya securing a third Chris Jenkins, Molly vs. Lee Durham, Eddie Carido vs. Ed Hobbs, place win. This puts us in the finals between Lewis and Mataya. Sean Lewis vs Stan Combs, Eddie Carido vs. Jr Sardoncillo and Jay Mataya tried to defend his 2014 title, but wasn’t able to hold onto Berneburg vs. Dave Wright. We had plenty of matches to sweat to the win. Both Lewis and Mataya played outstanding and it was a the end. Now for the nitty gritty of the tournament. great match with Sean Lewis being the title holder. Congratulations On the “A” side we had Eddie Mataya, Stan Tourangeau, Mike Sean and to all the players. Grimm, Ed Hobbs, Jay Berneburg, Sean Lewis, Migel and Val This was a great event and we look forward to next year. 1st $640 2nd $495 3rd $320 4TH $200 5th/6th $125 7th/8th $75 9th-12th $35

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LAS VEGAS, NV Shane Van Boening and Mike Dechaine teed off in a race to 21 10-Ball Challenge Match last night at the Rio with $1000 going to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. The match was played on a Diamond 7-foot table and began as a break and run show that many felt would carry throughout the evening as these sharpshooters were making the small track appear effortless. But that changed in rack #3 when Van Boening missed a tough reverse cut on the two ball to bring Dechaine to the table for a runout. Dechaine took the next rack on his break (alternate break format) and then led the match 3-1. But SVB won the next three racks in part due to Dechaine scratching on the one ball in rack #6 and was briefly on top 4-3. Rack #8 went to Dechaine to tie us at 4 and then we had an unusual rack as SVB broke dry. Mike Dechaine felt this was so unusual that he took out his cell phone and took a photo of the spread just to be able to prove it had actually happened. Dechaine then began his run but got out of line on the three ball and had to play a safety. That did not work as the three ball kept rolling until it found the side pocket (which meant Dechaine had to keep shooting) and he was safe on the four. He made the hit and left Shane tough. Shane made the hit but scratched on the shot and that brought Dechaine back up for the runout. Shane tied us back up at 5 apiece when Dechaine had a dry break in the next rack but Van Boening had to jump to hit the one ball. He hit it and made the shot and ran out. The rest of the match belonged to Van Boening. He took the next four racks, then Dechaine claimed two of his own. But Van Boening just kept stretching out his lead and soon the score was 16-9 in favor of Van Boening. A few racks were traded back and forth but when Van Boening got to the hill Dechaine scratched when he made the one ball and that left Van Boening with an easy 2-10 combination to take the title 21-13 and the $1000 check.

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK PORTLAND, OR Sam’s Hollywood Billiards July 14.1 Tournament featured a stellar performance by up-and-coming young shooter, Cole Gibbons. He had obviously already been ‘doing his homework’ when he joined our Sam’s 14.1 League earlier this year. Cole’s form at the table, shot-making, and cue-ball control were all impressive from the start. His focus, however, had been the more popular tournament games, 9-ball and 10-ball. Anyone who has taken a serious interest in 14.1 Straight Pool soon realizes that shot-making alone is not enough to beat an experienced geezer; it takes efficient pattern play, canny safety judgment, and implacable patience. Mr. Gibbons showed all of those intimidating qualities in his march through the July 14th round robin tournament, winning every match, as well as posting two of the four high runs of the day. More importantly, we had all noticed what a gentleman at the table he was, calmly accepting the occasional bad roll, and ending every game on totally good terms with his opponent. Here is a fellow who exemplifies the best qualities needed to represent our sport. Sam’s next open 14.1 tournament will be Sunday August 2. Sign up by 10:30, play starts at 11:00. $15 entry, 100% payback plus Sam’s gift cards for high run of the day. Our in-house handicap 14.1 league starts a new three month season September 21st. For details on tournaments, league play, and lessons, contact Buzz Poleson at poleson2002@yahoo.com or 503-481-0536.

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JULY 29-31, 2015 by: AZBilliards.com The final day at the US Open 8-Ball Championship started out with more of a whimper than a bang, as Shane Van Boening misread the tournament chart and ended up forfeiting his 10am match against Rafael Martinez. Shane ended up settling for $2250 in prize money, and Rafael got to enjoy a stress free morning. Noon brought Dennis Orcollo and John Morra to the table to compete in the other 5/6 match on the one loss side. Orcollo maneuvered his way through the match and scored the 9-7 win. Orcollo was right back in action at 2:00; facing a rested and relaxed Rafael Martinez. Orcollo advanced with the 9-7 win. The next round shifted back to the winner’s side, where Rodney Morris took on Mike Dechaine for the hot-seat. Dechaine smoothly ran out the final rack for the 9-8 win. Rodney Morris had started his quest for the title with a lopsided 9-0 victory in round one. In his semi-final match against Dennis Orcollo, Morris learned what the other side of a blowout feels like. Orcollo would run out every opportunity he got at the table. The final match saw Mike Dechaine take early control with four straight wins and a 4-0 lead. Just as quick as he took the lead, he then gave it back as Orcollo won four straight games to knot the scoreline at 4-4. The two players alternated table runs over the next six racks

and the score was tied at 7-7 when Dechaine was able to win a rack on Orcollo’s break. Dechaine then broke and ran on his own break and held a 9-7 lead in the race to 11. Orcollo would break and run in rack seventeen, but Dechaine still held a one rack lead and only had to win on his break to win the event. Rack eighteen would be a turning point as Dechaine scratched early in a run-out attempt and Orcollo tied things back up at 9-9. A break and run in rack nineteen put Orcollo on the hill and a dry break by Dechaine in rack 20 was the end of his hopes as Orcollo ran out for the 11-9 win. Orcollo earned $11,000 for first place, while Dechaine settled for $7,000. Day three was a testament to Orcollo’s drive to win as he went from struggling with his break on day two to a dominating break on day three. He put in the time early, honing a second ball break that led to successful table runs in eleven of his last fifteen games. 1 $11,000 ORCOLLO Dennis (pictured right) 2 $7,000 DECHAINE Mike 3 $5,000 MORRIS Rodney 4 $3,500 MARTINEZ Rafael 5 $2,250 MORRA John, VAN BOENING Shane 7 $1,250 WOODWARD Skyler, KLATT Jason 9 $800 KIAMCO Warren, IGNACIO Jeffrey, RUNNELS Ike, RILEY Craig 13 $500 HOHMANN Thorsten, DEUEL Corey, SHAW Jayson, DOMINGUEZ Ernesto 17 $300 OLSON Danny, APPLETON Darren, DOMINGUEZ Oscar, ROBERTS Josh HOGUE Greg, VILMONT Chad, SZUTER Chris, ROBLES Tony

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The finals was a race to thirteen. After three racks Hohmann led 2-1 and Hall was running out the next rack when he missed the five. Hohmann ran out to lead 3-1. After a little back and forth Hohmann made the five in the corner and then walked through the rest of the rack to lead 4-1. Hall was fighting to stay in the match but was coming up short. With the score at 10-4 Hall had only a 4% chance of winning. Hohmann broke dry next rack but left a table with six balls clustered together. He missed his shot on the one ball and it was then up to Hohmann to negotiate all that traffic. Hohmann would take no foolish chances now. He did not need to do so with his lead. He went gently into the cluster off of the two ball and then played safe off the three. Hall kicked two rails to contact the three but left a shot for Hohmann who converted the opportunity into another rack win. 11-4. Hohmann had now won five consecutive racks. When Hall broke the one ball again went and hid. Again he would have to push, kick or jump to start the game. He chose the push and unfortunately left Hohmann an easy one-ten combo to get to the hill 12-4 and own the break. Hohmann broke the table open. He easily took on the layout and ran home to win the U.S. Open Championship in convincing style 13-4. HOHMANN Thorsten (pictured right) HALL Justin VAN BOENING Shane ORCOLLO Dennis DEUEL Corey, APPLETON Darren BUTERA Sal, MCMINN Shane DECHAINE Mike, ROBERTS Josh, PAGULAYAN Alex, TOURANGEAU Stan HATCH Dennis, IGNACIO Jeffrey, MARTINEZ Rafael, WOODWARD Skyler SOSSEI Jeremy, ROBLES Tony, KIAMCO Warren, MORRA John HARADA Greg, ARCHER Johnny, HJORLEIFSON Erik, SHAW Jayson

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Aiming is difficult to talk about. We all do it, but describing exactly how we do it, figuring out what matters, and telling someone how to get better at it – well, it’s a challenge. Let’s look at some of what matters, and see if I can convince you to try just one thing. Pool is probably the most precise game on the planet. One way to get better is to find ways to improve your precision. We can work on precision in aiming, sighting, speed, cueball contact, planning, position, bridge placement, foot placement, and on and on. Working on precision expands your awareness of small movements and body position, balance, and feedback. It improves your fine skills, your strategic thinking, and your consistency. Every little bit of control you gain raises your game. It all matters. Aiming is a large subject. I’m assuming you’re already a pretty good shot. You may not know how you do it, but you can aim and shoot and a good percentage of the time, you make the shot. We’re going to work on how to get more precise about the final, tiny aiming adjustments that make the difference between missed and made. Part of getting better is noticing finer and finer details. OK. Do your pre-shot routine as usual. Get into position and aim as you normally do. Do any form checks you’re currently doing (bridge distance, stance stability, chin height, forearm vertical, whatever). Here’s the new part. This is very simple, but very subtle: Now that you’re in position and pretty much correctly aimed, make final micro-aim adjustments by swaying your butt (yours - not the cue’s) very slightly. The cue will move with you, changing your aim as you sway.

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You’ll be able to see the correct aim as you sway past it. Once you can see it, home in on it and then stop swaying. Settle into a solid, unwavering stance at this position. Relax whatever you have to relax so that your butt is no longer moving at all. Shoot from this position, with no hip movement. My opinion is that a good percentage of our misses, as better players, are due to either or both of: 1. Small, unconscious swaying movement of the hips. If you’re not solid in your stance, it’s like shooting at a moving target. If you’re moving, this practice will make you aware of it, and will fix it because you will consciously settle and cease swaying. 2. Imperfect alignment to the shot. We go down into position, get pretty close to properly aimed, but can’t see that we’re not perfectly aimed because our body is not perfectly aligned to see and know when we’re perfect. By making these slight side-toside movements, we can see when we’re right as we pass through right, and then home in on it. This unusual practice (let’s call it Butt Aiming) may also reveal unnecessary movements during your stroke, and help you feel balance changes worth making. This technique is a doorway to an expanded perception of the fine details of aiming. It will improve your sense of when your aim is right, and will raise your percentage and your confidence on difficult shots. Don’t just read this – spend 10 minutes on the table, swaying, seeing, and feeling. Get your butt moving.

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THE HUSTLERS, EXTREME MAKEOVER Making Season Two Better

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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 billiardsprofessor.com for pool tips or to schedule a lesson!

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Last month, I shared my feelings on the first season of TruTV’s The Hustlers. While a fairly entertaining reality TV show in its own right, it does not truly reflect the life of your typical pool player. And it is nowhere near close to what true hustling is all about. Sure, it’s easy to criticize, but what exactly can they do to improve the show? I suppose the first question to ask is whether or not they need to change The Hustlers. In my opinion, the answer is a resounding YES, but I am one single person. My opinion may be in the minority. TruTv is in the business of making money with a show that appeals to the greatest audience. “Real” pool players might be a very small demographic for them. In any case, if I had my say, here’s what I would do: First and foremost, rename the show. These guys are not true hustlers. Sure, there may be some level of showmanship and misleading information, but it’s very minor, and limited. Hustlers do not have their name put on lists, and they do not make consistent $500 or $1000 bets. I think it’s pretty clear that the producers are giving them to money to gamble with, and it’s always $500 or $1000. Second, leave Steinway Billiards. I get it -- it’s much easier to get one pool room to agree to a film crew, and it would be difficult to get multiple rooms to allow them. But it would be a much more compelling show if we got to follow good pool players as they travel around the world playing in various events. I am in Vegas as I type this, at the BCAPL National Championships, where I have seen Mike Dechaine, Gregg McAndrews, Jennifer Baretta, and Emily Duddy. They should be showing us what they have to go through to get there, how they do throughout the competition, and how it affects their relationships and personal lives. Travel with Shane Van Boening, so we can see what it’s like to live like he does. Take us to China or Europe to show us some of the big competitions, and allow us to live vicariously through him. Show us that even though he is considered the best in the world, that sometimes he doesn’t win. Even he has bad days where nothing seems to roll his way. I really want to see that! I’d love to see what goes on behind the scenes

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for a large event, too. What do they do to prepare? Where do they get all of the tables? How long does it take them to set them all up, and tear them all down? How are they keeping track of all of the matches? Show us this interspersed with some stories of teams from all over the country, who would absolutely love to be interviewed and have their stories told. My third idea is to interview some old hustlers. Show some vignettes of old players, and listen to them tell tales of seedy back room parlors, guys getting their fingers broken for welshing on a bet, and stories of great pool action. Even some re-creations of amazing shots would be fun to watch, and would encourage people to get on a table to try them out themselves. My last suggestion is to get a pool player to help edit the cuts. Stop only showing us the ball going into the pocket -- we want to see the whole shot, including the path the cue ball is taking. Show these shots with an overhead camera. Don’t follow the ball with the camera, because there is no way to truly appreciate the shot that way. And make sure that the shot they are taking is the same shot that was shown in the previous frame. Some of the editing is so bad, they are shooting a completely different ball into a completely different pocket! I realize there are always continuity errors in these types of shows. An arm in a different position or a drink that changes sizes between shots is no big deal. But when you’re showing a game of pool, continuity is of the utmost importance. You really need to be very diligent there. What do you think? Do you agree? Would you watch a show with these types of stories? I know I would. I am tired of bickering and name-calling and all of the other petty stuff we see in typical reality shows. I want to see pool. I would love to get some feedback on this – what do you do to change The Hustlers? Do you enjoy it, or think that it detracts from our sport? Please feel free to contact me at pool@billiardsprofessor.com, or come to www.billiardsprofessor.com to join the discussion. Do you have any suggestions for future articles? Drop me a line at pool@billiardsprofessor.com. You can also find me hanging out at various pool rooms in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Be sure to say hello if you see me!

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One of the most important position shots to learn is shown in the diagram. It comes up frequently at all games but most often at rotation games like nine ball where you have to move the cue ball more as your shot selection is always restricted and you can only simplify the patterns a little. In this position you have a cut along the long rail and you need to get to a ball in the other end of the table. The cut angle is large enough that simple draw won’t get you back so some outside English -- in this case right side spin -- is needed.

To get to position A for the 2 ball there are several tip positions that will work and you should find out on the table which works best for you and the conditions. In the inset diagram of tip locations is my recommendation of where to start: with a little draw and a good amount of right side spin. The action needed is fairly easy to achieve so the main problem with the shot is to avoid the side pocket but still get far enough up the table for a good shot on the 2 to the side pocket. Work on the shot until you can get the cue ball to come off the cushion within a diamond of the side pocket and at the right speed to have a shot to the side pocket. I think my recommendation for tip placement will work well on most tables, including tables that are a little worn and sticky. The shot can still work if all the draw is gone from the cue ball when it arrives at the object ball and the side spin does the work. If you have a table with new, slippery cloth, try a little more draw and less side spin. For shot B you will need more spin on the cue ball and in particular more draw to make sure there is some backspin to help the angle. Again, you need to avoid the side pocket but come close or you won’t have good position on the 3 ball. If you can’t bring the cue ball back past the side pocket with the cut angle shown (object ball just off the first diamond from the corner and the cue stick passing just below the side pocket) move the cue ball for a slightly straighter shot. Part of learning this shot is find out the farthest you can take the cue ball up the table for a given cut angle. For shots C and D you need to increase the draw and keep most of the side spin as shown on the inset. If you have trouble at first getting far enough

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down the table, make the cut angle smaller, but after you learn the easier position, try more and more angle to expand your comfort zone. Another way to make the shot easier is to move the 1 ball a little farther off the cushion which both decreases the cut angle and gives the draw on the cue ball a little more space to curve before the cushion and thereby get a better angle. Master this shot so that you can send the cue ball to almost anywhere along the left cushion starting from a reasonable angle on the shot. Learn the best cut angle to have -- too straight is a problem because you can’t get across the table -- and the spin to use for each destination.

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

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At some point, we all suffer from performance anxiety or end game “jitters.” In this article we are going to be looking at some useful strategies that can help you better manage your emotions during stressful situations. We all know pool is a brain game that requires a lot of deep thought, and more often than not, we have far more control of our emotions than we have been led to believe. Stressing over our ability to perform well and trying to meet unrealistic goals is probably the most negative thing that we could do to ourselves. Having a positive attitude will help you to remain calm. By simply reinventing your thought processes, you can remove stress and play a more focused and relaxed game of pool. You will have to work on this just like any other part of your game. You need to remember that the best place for your mind to be is in the present. You should not be thinking about your last match, what might happen in the future, or who your next opponent is going to be. Now we are going to look at five strategies that will help you to better manage performance anxiety: 1. Focus on your Rhythm and Stay Relaxed: When you find yourself in a high-pressure situation, things can get “sticky” without you even knowing it. Stress causes your muscles to tighten up, your hands to sweat, and also causes players to shoot poorly. If you begin feeling nervous, you should attempt to slow everything down—your approach, your stroke, and you may even want to loosen your grip hand a little. Remember that you can always fall back on your preshot routine. Anything you can do to slow your tempo will help. In fact, I always carry a piece of sand paper (Q-Wiz) in my pocket and when I get in a high-pressure situation I simply clean the shaft of my cue. This helps me control my tempo and also helps me burn nervous energy. 2. Take a Couple of Deep Breaths: The

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moment you become tense, there is a natural tendency for your body to start taking shorter, faster breaths. The more air that we breathe in, the more and more focused we become. Learning to breathe correctly during highpressure situations is a key part of learning to become a more positive player. During stressful moments on the table, breathing techniques can assist you in the reduction of negative tension. Deep breathing can also help you stay in the present moment, and more importantly, it can help you create a heightened sense of focus. Deep Breathing – Here are the Steps: • Clear your mind after a bad shot with a deep breath. Inhale while slowly counting to four, and then hold that breath for sixteen seconds. Next, breathe out for eight seconds. Repeat this process until you feel calm and relaxed. Deep breathing helps provide much needed oxygen to the brain. This will help you to regain focus on your match. Surprisingly, the same part of the brain that we use to count also controls how much worry. Therefore, it is difficult to worry and count at the same time. • If you start to feel tense, try to start thinking about something positive. It’s best to start thinking about a happy memory from your past. Focus on the “good times” as you breathe in, and push out any negative thoughts or emotions as you exhale. 3. Stick with your Pre-Shot Routine. The pre-shot process is a vital part of playing well, so ignoring it is just like handing your opponent games on a silver platter. Our pre-shot routine keeps us functioning firmly in the present, and gives us an outlet for any excess nervous energy that we might have. Every player needs to have a meticulously detailed routine that they stick with. Learning to play the game with a powerful process fosters a positive attitude and also helps you to focus. 4. Take a Break. Pool should be enjoyed. Unless you’re playing for a living, it should be 100 percent fun. During intense pressure, think about the fact that you’re not at work. Look around and take note of the fact that you’re playing to enjoy yourself. Free your mind from your performance. 5. Accept the Results. Before every step of your preshot process, you should tell yourself “I am going to play this shot precisely and accurately.” You should also try to visualize what is going to happen. However, if something happens that you are not expecting, you should remain positive and accept the results no matter what they are.

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LET’S GET TO KNOW THE RAILS BETTER STEFANO PELINGA stefanopelinga.com Stefano Pelinga (born 1964) hails from Rome, Italy, where he has served since 1985 as a police officer for the Italian government (Polizia di Stato), until his retirement in 2011. He began to play pool at the age of 12, drawing inspiration from his favorite singer and actor, Dean Martin. Stefano, currently a 5-time World Champion in Pool Trick Shots, won several titles in Italy in straight pool and nine-ball throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1990, he devoted himself entirely to “Artistic Pool,” commonly referred to in its practice as “Trick Shots.” Due to his outstanding achievements, Stefano is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest Trick Shot champions in the history of the sport, and has earned a spot in ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Hall of Fame. Most importantly, on November 17, 2012, Stefano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In the presence of approximately 500 VIP guests and many sports stars such as Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza, Tony Esposito and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Stefano was awarded this honor, becoming a member of this group of legendary Italian Americans.

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Banks, rails, cushions… many different names for the same thing: the containment structure of a pool or billiards table designed to prevent the balls from falling off the table. The rails, as most of you know, may have slightly different shapes and height, depending on the different cue sports but a what they have in common is that they are all made, in full or just in part, of a special rubber. Thanks to the rubber rails, the poolaballs can bounce off of them, maintaining most Shot Description,  Se of their speed and drawing instructions,  referen some amazing trajectories on a pool table. This month’s Trick Shot is indeed a “skill shot” but it also represents a good drill to a get to know your rails better. Just like the diagram shows, place the cue ball (CB) frozen to the long rail at the 2nd b diamond from the corner a pocket. Then place another ball, which we will call the “obstacle ball”, frozen to the CB, in a straight and   b perpendicular line with the long rail. By shooting into the c rail, you will experience several different and legal escapes from behind the obstacle ball which   will enable you to basically c b drive the CB anywherecyou need on the table, simply because the CB will slightly sink into the rail. Cueb Let’s start by aiming at the first c b Descript position diamond from the side pocket. If we use a 6 o’clock hit on the CB, 2 tips of bottom English and a smooth follow through with a speed 2, we will see our CB curve coming out of the rail and likely sink ball A in the top left pocket. If we shoot a little harder, this time at 7 o’clock on the CB (to give it a small dose of “good” or “running” English), we will possibly make B-ball in the bottom right pocket after hitting two rails. We can also change our aim and move it more into the rail, let’s say at 1.5 diamonds from the side pocket. Now we have a steeper angle but because of the help we get from the rubber rail, we will still clear the obstacle ball and hit the opposite long rail about a foot from the pocket. Let’s add 2 tips of right English to the CB with a 4 o’clock hit (for some extra speed) using a 3-speed stroke and we will drive the CB to hit three rails to make C-ball in the bottom left corner pocket. “3-Cushion Billiards” or “Italian 5-pin game” players know better than pool players how to play the rails so practice these shots and keep in mind that the CB acts pretty much the same way also when it is away from the rail or hits a rail after slicing an Object Ball, provided the cloth is fast and fairly new.

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I’ve now been doing the “Push Hammer Drill” drill every day for several weeks and it’s made a noticeable improvement in my stroke and Targeting the cue ball as precisely as ever. It’s a drill that requires you to get down and place the tip to the center of the cue ball and PUSH the ball into the pocket with just a Hand/Wrist/Forearm motion..... the practitioner must be very precise of the ball with squirt off path very noticeably, and when done correctly it grooves the stroke in a very effective way. I put all 15 balls up two diamonds and “Push Hammer Style” all 15 balls down to the opposite corners and then repeat for a total of 30. Then I put the balls an inch off the rail and “Push Hammer Style” the balls again, with my cue elevated like I’m shooting off the rail.

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The th World 14.1 Championship THORSTEN HOHMANN Photos by: Eli Ceballos - www.cryfoto.com New York City, NY - Germany has now taken the World 14.1 Cup for a record 6 times when it’s favorite straight pool son defeated reigning champion Darren Appleton of England. In a re-match of 2013, the two best players with the best records in the event faced off for a second finals within 3 years. The Andy Cloth 75th World Tournament of 14.1 featured a who’s who of world class players in attendance to etch their name into history’s elite of the father of all pool games. Darren Appleton, Thorsten Hohmann, Dennis Orcullo, Warren Kiamco, Stephan Cohen, Shane Van Boening, Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel, Earl Strickland, Mika Immonen, Tony Robles and many, many more have participated all week. The main event took place once more in New York City. Dragon Promotions kept the oldest billiard event in the world alive with the 75th production on July 13th-19th, 2015. As usual, a star studded field attended this year at Steinway Billiards Cafe, who once more hosted the world class event. The World Tournament Official Equipment included Viking Cue with all matches played on Andy Cloth. Event partners included Mr.Tom Gleich, Dr. Gregory Diehl, Mr. Greg Hunt of Amsterdam Billiards, & Mr. Jim Gottier of Greenleaf ’s Pool Room. Patron sponsors include Mr. Harold Siegel of Excelsior Graphics, Dr. James Heller, Mr. Charles Eames of Charles Eames Photography, Frank Scharbach of Frank’s Billard Cafe, Focused Apparel and the National Amateur Pool League. US Open Tennis singer Brandon Hernandez sings America’s anthem, Leyman

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goes over the special finals rules. Williams explains the significance of this special 75th finals. Appleton had now made it to three consecutive finals of the World 14.1, a feat no one has done this millennium and several decades. Hohmann had made this an unprecedented 4th trip to the finals. No player has won consecutive World 14.1 titles since the early 1980’s by Steve Mizerak. Appleton had the chance to be the first ever non-American repeat champion. And he had not lost a match in the event since the 2013 finals lost to Hohmann. On the other hand, Hohmann had never been beaten in the finals of the World 14.1 and a chance to break his own record of wins, getting closer to chasing Mosconi’s record of World 14.1 wins of seven. One way or another, history was destined to be broken. The match started with Hohmann winning the lag and Appleton making the opening break. Facing a long, difficult shot to start, Hohmann fired it in with authority and started his run. Looking confident and playing with vigor, there was a murmur in the air that a new world record may be set. But at 50 balls, Hohmann abruptly missed an easy shot. But the opportunity to still break Appleton’s 200 ball record still existed. Appleton was unable to capitalize and ran only a 30 ball run giving Hohmann another chance. This time, Hohmann went on a 126 ball run but again missed an easy shot. This would force a mandatory intermission of 30 minutes.

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When Appleton returned, again he was unable to sustain a long run, but this was when the comedy of errors begin. Both players went into limbo unable to get through multiple racks. But at one point Hohmann sustained a seemingly insurmountable lead according to the current level of play. But Appleton seemed to have the momentum as Hohmann’s game fell dramatically once he reached 200 points. After 4 hours and 30 minutes of play, Appleton finally managed to level the match at 216 to 216. Appleton surpassed that with taking the lead for the first time and reached 232 to 216 before he missed. Hohmann now took over and went on a run and eventually overtook the lead again, and then needing less than a rack, he shockingly missed once more leaving the door open for Appleton. Hohmann looked visibly dejected as he walked back to his seat, realizing he missed a golden opportunity to close out the finals. Now, he had to hope the reigning champion and 200 ball world record holder would not run a standard 68 balls. Appleton looked ready for his chance. Then surprisingly, a miss. After gaining less than a rack of balls, Hohmann was back at the table needing only 13 balls to make history. Running a few balls, and then successfully making a good breakshot, Hohmann faced the last 5 open balls on the table for the victory. And then another error, he missed position. Now facing a long, difficult pot, Thorsten gave a slight sigh and took a hard look at deciding to go for the shot or play safe. The shot was a hard but makeable cut. But if he missed, the cueball would break the rack wide open. But if he left an opportunity, Appleton could easily run the match out.

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Hohmann opted to end the championship right then and there and called the 5-ball. With the score at 299 and the World 14.1 in the balance, the shot had more pressure than anyone could imagine. The 5-ball missed the target pocket by a diamond. The stack was split open like the red sea. Appleton would have his chance. If Darren would succeed in a 68 ball run, a mere morsel compared to what he has done so many times, then he would remain champion with an amazing 300-299 score. But it was not meant to be. The first shot he played resulted in the ball made, but also the cueball. Stunned, Appleton slowly went back to his chair and conceded the final shot to Hohmann. The match ended nearly 7 hours later. “I got unlucky a few times but so did Thorsten. Of course I’m disappointed of the result because I have been playing well all week. But Thorsten deserves it. He is the best straight pool player in the world”, said Appleton in the aftermath speech. “Darren has proven he is one of the best in the world in just a few short years. His patterns are perfect now”, said Hohmann. When asked if he was chasing the World 14.1 record of 10 wins by Ralph Greenleaf, Hohmann simply answered,” I just love straight pool. I keep playing for that reason.” Hohmann now surpasses Ray Martin and Mike Sigel in wins, and ties at 4th for all time World 14.1 wins with Luther Lassiter. In the new millenium and for non-American champions, Hohmann holds the record for most wins than any player.

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***ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED REGARDING THIS TRAGIC DEADLY STORY FROM MY LOCAL BILLIARDS COMMUNITY*** Some of these details are rough and are all pieced together but I’m just trying to help. Yesterday at 5:00 pm at Diamond Billiards here in Cape Coral Florida, there was a deadly “accident”. I play at Diamonds about half of my time. We have 5 pool halls here in SWFL and Diamonds is definitely the premier place to play.

Apparently a 75 year old man was kicked out for hitting on a young server as he was acing inappropriately (probably a creeper). He went outside and drove his Ford F-250 through the front window through the pool hall and pinned 2 people down between the bar and his truck with all the debris. I’ve been told he told the police “he did it out of revenge”. I HAVE TO SAY IT IS MORE THAN 60 FEET TO THE BACK OF THE BUILDING AND HE WENT ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE FAR WALL. They had to extract the two pinned people out and they are in critical condition and two more in stable condition. One of the victims so happens to be the Ron Gravel, he was the cook at Diamonds and a LONG time player and fan of the sport. A super nice guy I just met a few weeks ago and had a conversation with about Brunswick Centennials which I happened to have in my truck. We hit them around and weighed them and agreed they were great. I didn’t even know he played and that he was a walking billiards encyclopedia. Great guy.

There are three “money tables” right there in the front (9 ft Diamond Pro Ams) and that’s usually where everyone sits and watches or just chats all day if not playing. Apparently pro player, Justin Hall was racking at the table right where the truck came through (see photo below) and was clipped but he is fine. There is a GoFundMe account setup for Ron’s family and his funeral expenses, if you feel you could give anything, please do. Even $1.00 helps. I donated $100 on behalf of Billiard Bill’s, my business. RON GRAVEL www.gofundme.com/rongravel

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Team Europe Wins Atlantic Challenge Cup point to clinch the crown. USA had the momentum and Europe were on the ropes until the cool headed Maxim Dudanets came to the arena. With the pressure mounting, could the youngest member of the European team deliver? It started evenly and after the score was 1-1, Maxim showed such maturity that you could easily forget that he was still only 16 years old. Running racks and playing some brilliant safety shots, he never let his opponent “Joshua Franklin” have any joy when he did get to the table. As the racks piled up, Europe were on the march again, singing as every 9-ball went down. Maxim delivered the point required, playing beautify pool in the process as this match finished 6-1 and 11-9 overall. A relived European team were now celebrating the victory that seemed to be slipping away as USA pressed them all the way to the wire.

TEAM EUROPE Team Europe won the Inaugural Atlantic Challenge Cup after a dramatic last day of singles matches here in Rankweil Austria. Leading 9-6 after day three, team Europe only needed to win two from the six singles matches to claim victory but team USA did their best to spoil the party. Europe’s Kristina Tkach, who had played solid throughout the previous three days seem to suffer a bout of nerves in the first match of the day, losing 6-3 to USA’s Taylor Hansen which brought the overall score to 9-7. USA had obviously loaded their front line up with their best players and it was the General’s turn “Nick Evans” who came up against the inform Daniel Tangudd from Europe. Nick was off to a flyer and it seemed that the USA selection was working, they were in control and looking good until Daniel found his feet. He pegged back rack after rack in a thriller that was to produce the fifth hill-hill match of the tournament and for the fifth time, Europe came out on top. Europe, now leading 10-7 and needing just one more match to claim the title looked odds on to finish this event quickly but the USA team would not lay down and surrender. The next match saw Europe’s Patryk Statkiewicz up against USA’s Drake Niepoetter. In this match, Patryk created the running jump shot, having already used his time extension and forgetting that he had, sprinted back to grab his jump stick. While running back to the table, he just aimed and shot in a single motion making the ball in the pocket and the whole crowd went crazy. This however was not enough to stop the USA winning this match to bring the score closer at 10-8 in Europe’s favor, ironically it was another hill-hill and the first USA had won. The nerves seemed to be creeping in to the European team, they could see the finish line but were trying to force themselves over it and this was clearly seen in the next match. Marharyta Fefilava who had played a very good tournament until this match was feeling the pressure the most and could not get going at all. Team USA capitalized on the mistakes from Marharyta and April Larson picked off rack after rack coming out on top 6-3. Only two matches remained with Europe leading 10-9 and still needing that one

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SALEM, OR The July edition of The Cue Ball’s “Win Jim’s Money” saw 39 entrants battle for the 1st place prize of $230. In a twist The Cue Ball doesn’t see very often, a woman competitor took 1st place and 2 women finished in the top 3. Tricia Heintz played strong all day and held the point. A number of players were sure they’d knock her off, but as men do, they failed. Miserably. Heintz met up with Linn Petty on the winner’s side, prevailing to push Petty to the loser’s side. They would meet again. While over on the loser’s side we had a chance for a husband/wife matchup, between Tony and Tricia Tipton, but the mere thought of such a match caused Tony’s short hairs to curl up and die, losing his match to Steve Bailey. Tony Tipton settled for 5th/6th and $30. Tricia Tipton however, was on a mission. She went into the 4th place match needing a W to continue the march toward an all-women’s final. Meeting Bailey, she succeeded where Tony couldn’t (You can’t NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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New York City, NY - The votes are in. Allen Hopkins, Danny Barouty, and Willie Mosconi will all be inducted this year during the Andy Cloth 75th World Tournament of 14.1 (worldstraightpool.com). The 5th Annual 14.1 Hall of Fame took place Wednesday July 15th 8pm with a dinner banquet at Steinway Cafe-Billiards (facebook.com/SteinwayCafeBilliards). Mosconi won the World 14.1 seven times, which remains the second highest wins in history. Willie Mosconi would be 102 years old if he was alive today. He was born in 1913, just one year after the very first World 14.1 Championship. It’s fitting that the King of 14.1 be inducted in the 75th production of the event he dominated. During nearly 2 decades, Mosconi won the World 14.1 seven times and defended the title an unmatched 12-times. It’s no wonder till this day, the name Mosconi is synonymous with straight pool. Allen Hopkins was nominated by the World 141 Club members and afterwards won 60% of the votes submitted by fans via social media, polls, and e-mails. Hopkins was born in 1951 in Elizabeth, New Jersey and started playing pool at the age of 7. He ran his first 100 balls by age 12. He joined the pro tour by age 17, and quickly established himself as a force when, at 19 years old he defeated the mighty Luther Lassiter in a 1000 point money match with Lassiter stating, “That was the greatest straight pool I’ve ever seen”. In 1977, Hopkins started his prime winning the US Open 9-Ball, World 9-Ball, and the World 14.1 all in the same year. Hopkins would remain a force on the pro scene for the next 2 decades, and since then has become a major promoter with the highly successful Super Billiards Expo. “I was fortunate to grow up around so many great players. Straight pool has always been my best game. Straight pool separates all players.” “Allen and I not only used to battle back and forth in countless matches, but we used to also go in partnership with each other when playing other great players. He played super solid for big money and

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was dependable under huge pressure. I had so much mutual respect for his abilities. He was the most fierce competitor I ever met,” said Pete Margo, a former top pro player during the 1970’s era. Margo has been nominated for next year’s 14.1 HOF personally by Hopkins himself. Danny Barouty won 50% of the votes in the Unsung Hero category with a huge fan following in the New York tri-state area. Born in 1956, the Queens, NY native started playing pool at age 7, with 14.1 being his first game. This led to a lifelong passion for straight pool which has carried on till today as Barouty has been the cause of many players becoming 14.1 addicts through his passion and knowledge of the game. Barouty has also taken down some of the biggest names in pool such as Hohmann, Ortmann, Cohen, Parica and carries a 287 ball high run. His legacy will be his straight pool leagues in NY and now California, which still thrive today. “I never looked at myself as a promoter of straight pool. I just like the game. No hidden agenda. And I suppose everything comes from that.”

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Billiards of Idaho Leagues BOISE, ID Billiards of Idaho is at the end of their summer league season. We had the Tuesday league Top 12 Tournament Saturday, July 11th at Q’s Billiards in Boise, ID. There is

not an entry fee for this event and players do not have to pay quarters to play. They have earned their spot for this tournament by their individual stats for the entire season. Congratulations!

L to R:Harvey Stanley 3rd place, CarlaJean Beers 4th place, David Smith 2nd place, Brent Revai 1st place

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Mike Zuglan’s Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour, www.joss9balltour.com and Turning Stone Resort Casino are proud to present our 2014-2015 Season Finale, The “Turning Stone Classic XXIV 9-Ball Open”. This event will take place in Turning Stone’s beautiful & spacious Event Center which is known worldwide as one of the best venues ever. There are no bad seats, and the layout allows you to mingle with all of your favorite players and friends, giving you the feeling of being part of the action yourself. There is an aura of intimacy that seems to surround you at these events. If you have never been to Turning Stone, located in Verona NY, you simply don’t know what you are missing. Check them out at www.turningstone.com Being a spectator at Turning Stone is an experience you won’t find anywhere else. We always offer fans, Free Admission, Free collectible posters (while supplies last) and once again Turning Stone will be giving away a $10 free play to all players and fans. There will be billiard product vendors and on site cue repairs available for all your needs. We will also be raffling off 2 gorgeous, custom, engraved Joss Cues on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday immediately prior to the final match and you Do Not have to be present to win. These cues have a retail value of $1275 each and are generously provided by Danny Janes of Joss Cues Ltd. Thanks again to Danny for all he does for us!! So come to Turning Stone Resort & Casino August 20-23 for a great experience and 4 full days of some of the best pool you will ever witness. If for some reason you are unable to make

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Status Report As of today, July 8, 2015, the added money accounted for by Accu-Stats, the escrow account holder for the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, stands at $51,500. Barry Behrman, the promoter of the event, has given assurances that the promised $75,000 in added money will be achieved and it is that amount that is required to be sanctioned as a WPA Tier 2 event. The event is not limited to players from the United States but opened to all players from around the world. If your country requires an invitation for you to attend, please email patscue@yahoo.com. The Bank of America escrow account in Norfolk, Virginia is in order and is

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Kolby’s (see ad p17) 503-393-POOL No Masters 10-Ball Sc Dbls $60 incl g.f. $500 10AM Pocket (see ad p21) 208-375-2474 Senior 8-Ball Call Call 11AM Sam’s Billiards (see ad p9) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11AM Hard Times (see ad July) 562-867-7733 TAD Cup 9-Ball $75 Call Call Cue Ball (see ad p9) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10AM Pockets (see ad p30) 208-380-5970 8-Ball $20 $$$ 11AM Malarkey’s (see ad p23) 253-383-3301 9-Ball Pool Aid-Limit 96 $75 Call 9AM Cue Ball (see ad p9) 503-362-9740 John “Mr 400” Schmidt Meet & Greet Private Lessons Call Batters Up (see ad p10) 801-688-3520 9-Ball $25+$10 g.f. Call 6PM Batters Up (see ad p10) 801-688-3520 8-Ball $45+$15 g.f. $1,000 10AM Kolby’s (see ad p17) 503-393-POOL Open 10-Ball Singles $60 incl g.f. $700 9AM Rack’em (see ad p22) 541-779-6111 Viking Cue Ladies 8-Ball $25+$10 g.f. $600 w/32 11AM TWCWT (see ad p25) 510-861-0829 9-Ball @ Broken Rack $30+mem. Call Noon Jake’s Bar & Grill (see ad p27) 503-362-3600 Open 9-Ball - Handicapped $30+$10 g.f. $$$ 10AM Piona Memorial (see ad July) 510-861-0829 Memorial 8-Ball $20 $500 10:30AM Banks Lake Pub (see ad p29) 509-633-2000 8-Ball Women’s Scotch Dbls $30/team Call 11AM Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) 209-577-1447 Bar Table 8-Ball Call Call 1PM Family Billiards (see ad p24) 415-931-1115 10-Ball $65+$15 g.f. $2,000 Call Kolby’s (see ad p17) 503-393-POOL Women’s 8-Ball - Hdcp $15 incl g.f. $250 10AM Black Diamond (see ad p27) 509-891-8357 Spokane Open 9-Ball-Limit 128 $100 incl fee $4,000 w/128 9AM Jointed Cue (see ad p27) 916-456-3243 9-Ball Summer Classic $50 $1,000 w/64 11AM Sam’s Billiards (see ad p9) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11AM Cue Ball (see ad p9) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10AM Banks Lake Pub (see ad p29) 509-633-2000 8-Ball Mixed Dbls $30/team $300 11AM Shot Glass (see ad p25) 208-476-0445 Minis Call Call 7:30PM Shot Glass (see ad p25) 208-476-0445 Open Scotch Doubles - Limit 32T $50+$10 g.f. $1,000 w/f.f. 9AM Pockets (see ad p30) 208-380-5970 8-Ball $20 $$$ 11AM TWCWT (see ad p25) 510-861-0829 9-Ball $30+mem. Call Noon Batters Up (see ad p10) 801-463-4996 Salt City Open 8-Ball-Limit 40 $40 incl g.f. Call Call Batters Up (see ad p10) 801-463-4996 Salt City Open 9-Ball-Limit 40 $100 incl g.f. $1,500 Call Kolby’s (see ad p17) 503-393-POOL 8-Ball Scotch Doubles $60 incl g.f. $500 10AM High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 High Desert Shootout Varies $10,000 total Call High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 High Desert Shootout-Masters Call Call Call High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 High Desert Shootout-Expert Call Call Call High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 High Desert Shootout-Classic Call Call Call High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 High Desert Shootout-Sportsmen Call Call Call High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 High Desert Shootout-Hard Luck Call Call Call High Desert Shootout (see ad p20) 307-710-1447 WY State Jr Championship Call Call Call Banks Lake Pub (see ad p29) 509-633-2000 8-Ball Open $10/stick $1,000 10AM Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) 209-577-1447 Bar Table 8-Ball Call Call 1PM Sam’s Billiards (see ad p9) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11AM Chinook Winds Open (see ad p8) 360-703-4081 Warm-up Men-Limit 64 $30 incl g.f. $1,000 7PM Chinook Winds Open (see ad p8) 360-703-4081 Warm-up Women-Limit 32 $30 incl g.f. $500 Call Chinook Winds Open (see ad p8) 360-703-4081 Open 10-Ball Men-Limit 96 $175 incl g.f. $12,000 Call Chinook Winds Open (see ad p8) 360-703-4081 Open 10-Ball Women-Limit 48 $175 incl g.f. $5,000 Call Pockets (see ad p30) 208-380-5970 8-Ball $20 $$$ 11AM Cue Ball (see ad p9) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10AM Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - Master Mx Sc Dbls Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - Open Mx Sc Dbls Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - M/W Gr Master Singles Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - M/W Master Singles Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - M/W Open A Singles Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - M/W Open B Singles Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - M/W Senior Singles Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - Men’s/Mixed Teams Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - Women’s Teams Online Online Online Western BCA (see ad p8) westernbca.org 9-Ball - Men’s/Mixed B Teams Online Online Online TWCWT (see ad p25) 510-861-0829 9-Ball @ Diamond Billiards $30+mem. Call Noon Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) 209-577-1447 Bar Table 8-Ball Call Call 1PM TWCWT (see ad p25) 510-861-0829 9-Ball @ Family Billiards $30+mem Call Noon TWCWT (see ad p25) 510-861-0829 9-Ball $30+mem Call Noon Kolby’s (see ad p17) 503-393-POOL Open 9-Ball $75 incl g.f. $700 9AM

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