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her first appearance at the Junior Nationals, took the undefeated route to the finals by turning back Goldie Jacobs 9-4, Pamela Treadway 9-2, Marylyn Rakin 9-7, Michelle Rakin 9-7 and Anna Kostanian 9-3. In the final match, Callado faced defending champion Rakin for the second time. Rakin

displayed great talent in her last year as a BCA Junior National finalist, walking away with a 2nd place finish. Her march to the finals included wins over Dana Tonjum 95, Lisa Streb 9-5, Melissa Morris 91, a loss to Callado 7-9, and elimination of Pamela Treadway 97, Marylyn Rakin 9-2 and Anna

(BCA Jr Champion complete results on page 15)

Photo courtesy of Tom Riccobene

The 18 & Under Girls division showcased new talent as well. Once again, 18-year-old Michelle Rakin (defending 2001 Champion) was a strong favorite but was upset in the finals by newcomer Eleanor Callado. Both natives of Daly City, CA were strong competitors throughout competition. Callado, in

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By: Heather Doherty

With the room full of the excitement and anxiousness of a 35-woman field, the Northwest Women’s Pool Association (NWPA) kicked off their 4th tour stop August 17-18, 2002 in Salem, Oregon. Jim Lebold, owner of The Cue Ball, hosted this WPBA qualifying event, contributing his spacious room and 16 of 28 fine tables. Jim also graciously added $750 to the prize purse (which totaled $1,975) as well as a $500 entry fee to the WPBA’s Cuetec Cues Fall Classic, Oct. 2-6, 2002 at the Amsterdam Billiard Club in New York. Players and spectators alike appreciated The Cue (NWPA continued page 16) Ball’s contributions and friendly hospitality.

Eleanor Callado

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Callado Wins BCA Jr’s


Michelle Rakin

August 17-18, 2002 There was a great turnout for the second stop on the Western Women’s Regional tour at Cuephoria in Carson City, Nevada. Thirty-two players were entered with five or six new faces to the tour. Julie Hunter hosted the event and all the players feasted on the buffet she prepared which even included shrimp cocktails Saturday afternoon! What a great deal, a weekend full of food, fun and POOL.

Michelle Rakin from Daly City, California cruised through her opponents undefeated. In the finals match she faced Kim Benson who took the match to hill-hill. Faced with a tough shot on the seven-ball Kim took her best shot, put on too much spin and scratched cross side which gave Michelle ball-in-hand to finish the game and the match. Revelina Morales had a good showing with her 3 rd place win. Newcomer, Jessie Killian (16 and daughter of Diana Sapphire) played well in her first tournament (placing 17th-24th) with a win over Lisa D’Atri. The next tour stop is September 14-15 at the Broken Rack in Emeryville, California. (510) 6529808. “We look forward to having fifty players at the next event”, said Julie Hunter. For results go to page 11.

2002 Camel 8-Ball National Team Championship August 19-24 It’s Like a Nightmare of San Diego are this year’s champions in the Open 8Ball Division of the APA National Team Championship. It’s Like a Nightmare defeated Double 7’s/ Triple Threat of Frederick, Md., in the finals to take home $25,000 in 1st Place prize money. In addition, It’s Like a Nightmare also received a 1st Place team trophy, individual team plaques and commemorative champagne. As Runner’s-Up in the Open 8-Ball Division, Double 7’s/Triple Threat

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1st Open 8 Ball Team It’s Like A Nightmare - San Diego, CA

Open 8-Ball 3-Person Results August 22-24 The Open 8-Ball 3-Person event concluded on Saturday with The Hurricanes, Mike Defino, John Pasquarella and Shane Manaole of San Diego, Calif., defeating the 2001 3-Person defending champs Ist 3-Person Team: The Hurricanes, San Diego, CA Three California Amigos, Frank Mike Defino, John Pasquarella, Shane Manaole Almanza, Jose Garcia and Elias Valles of Upland, Calif. The Hurricanes took home a first place prize of $7,500; the Three California Amigos took home $2,700. The Open 8-Ball 3-Person Team Event participants could be any combination of men or women with no Skill Level limit. The event was a

(APA Stories & Pics on page 13)


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BREAKTHROUGH A Short Story by: Dean Shane Cassem

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Born in Charleston, W.Va. to an immigrant father from Lebanon, Dean Shane Cassem picked up his first cue stick at age 15. His father and grandfather before him had Cassem’s restaurant in Kanawha City, a suburb of Charleston, which is the state capitol of West Virginia. From age 15 to age 20, except for a short stint in Viet Namn, Shane hardly put his cue down and by age 20, had placed second in the annual Virginia straight pool tourney (1966). In his twenties, his game went stale from staying in the bars and out of the rooms where stiffer competition would have honed his game. His stroke subsided completely until his mid thirties when he resurrected his game and won the Coors statewide Texas 8-ball Championship in Houston in 1981. Directing his energies to a new wife, his church, and an interior wall and floor-covering business in the mid to late 80’s, his game went dormant again until he sold his business and returned to school. At age 48, he completed his undergraduate work in theology, and earned Master’s degrees in Marriage & Family Counseling and Christian Education. During that time, he developed his writing skills and has since become the most prolific writer of pocket billiard fiction in America. Shane has five Carter Keating novels nearly ready for publication: Breakthrough, Resurrection, Backrooms, Twist of Fate and Trade-off. Readers will see Twist of Fate in the bookstores by November 2002. In addition, he has recently created two new characters; Skinny Malone and Kelsey Maynard. Currently, Shane also has a Marriage and Family Counseling practice. He and Mary, his wife of fifteen years, live in Fort Worth, the setting for his ongoing Carter Keating Series. Shane has one daughter, Vickie Linn, a son-n-law, Brian, and a precious granddaughter, Shelbie Linn. You may visit Shane’s web sites at; or


In Part One, New friend Dave Wakefield introduces young Carter Keating to pocket billiards for the first time. Keating watches captively as Wakefield and Jimmy “The Stick” Gadwell play nine ball in Willies’ Pool Palace. Part One ends as Gadwell completes a spectacular nine ball session with Wakefield, smirks cockily as Wakefield stomps off, then pulls up a chair next to young Keating for a chat. In Part Two, Wakefield and Tools Spinard challenge Gadwell and young Keating to an eight-ball match. Keating agrees, fails to make a shot the entire time, and faces the ridicule of Spinard, Wakefield, Gadwell and the other patrons in Willie’s Pool Palace. Young Keating swears that he will learn how to play the game well. CHARLEY STURGIS AND I SAT IN FRONT OF THE windows in Willie’s Cafe. Outside, arthritic looking trees budded along the walkway next to the glass factory. A cluster of robins hovered at the treetops, darting in occasionally with a fresh load of straw for their freshly developed nest. Inside at our table, Jacqie, the full-breasted, shapely-hipped young waitress had just refilled our coffee cups. As Charley and I talked, his eyes roamed from the birds to me to Jacquie. One of the birds, as if to entertain us flew over to the window, perched on the sill and pecked at a small stem. Then, as though it had entertained us enough, it took off to the trees and dropped its full mouthed stash into a budding nest. Its diligence reminded me of the price I’d paid to learn the game. Three years had passed since that awful, memorable night. Gadwell, thinking my determination was short-lived, sucked up the free time on the tables and showed me everything he knew about the game, thinking at any time I would quit. I didn’t. And soon the game came to me. And although the lessons cost me a bundle, I couldn’t have learned the game any quicker. Within a short time, even Gadwell himself gloated over the way my game had developed. Within six months, I had run my first rack. A year after that I was hustling the bars. The following year, I had taken on Cigar Kartier, who intimidated me and blew me away the first three times we played. On the fourth try, I broke the ice and thereafter never lost a match. As for the Thin Man, Russell Case, he avoided me, even when he would have had a lock on the game. Why? I don’t know, except that he always stayed away from me as though I was something special. Charley, the ‘Professor’, Sturgis, on the other hand treated me as if I was special. In his time, he ruled the tables along the east coast and was well regarded among his peers. As the years passed by and his legs gave out on him, he simply enjoyed watching the game. The first time I saw him fell shortly after my first day in Willie’s. He wheeled around the corner in his leather-seated, black padded wheelchair then parked in front of the table where I was practicing. He watched and said nothing that day. And the next, and the next. One day I looked up and asked why he was there. He smiled that quiet disarming smile that didn’t show any teeth but lots of cheek and sparkle and said, “You’ve got the fever, son.” His teeth, still white though (Breakthrough continued on page 25)

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The Teacher ... Lance McGill KRAACK!!!! by: Paul Marquez

I felt like Fast Eddie looking over my shoulder at this tremendous sound only to see this punk kid Vincent blasting the rack and taking off his horse. Except the sound was coming from one of my friends Todd Ruhlen. Todd at this time was an up and coming player in the area receiving lessons at Lance McGill’s Billiard Academy. Kraack!! What an unfamiliar sound in such a familiar environment. Strange that this caught my attention so, I mean after all, arrogance and self accompany a player like myself and I could always beat Todd. Don’t get me wrong Todd was good, but a seasoned veteran like myself he was not, so I thought. Kraack!!! I would look over and watch two to three balls go in, the cue on the one ball and if were drawn on paper, he was out. Hmmm? Lance would make some adjustments as if it was not yet there. What could be better than that I thought? Kraack!!! WOW! It was pretty awesome to witness, Todd and I then took a little hike down to Idaho to one my favorite tournaments at Backstreet Billiards. This was a pretty sweet deal for me. Todd would be able to get all the action that I couldn’t. I watched him beat player after player even steering away from certain people I didn’t think I could beat. Well it’s a funny moment when you make a jump in your game, you hardly see it coming and your only proof is in the results. Todd won all his nineball action and went undefeated in the tournament, roasting me in the process. Players all over kept asking me if he was just playing over his head, and arrogantly I thought sure, Todd was never this good before. Hmmm? Wait a minute playing over his head for two days? Just face it jack ass this guy passed you up. Damn! That break! Damn that Lance! Does the break really mean that much? Controlling the game from the beginning, getting more shots puts you in stroke doesn’t it? Now I need the eight because of that stupid break, except guess who signed up for breaking lessons? Now I’m looking for you Mister Todd! Thanks Lance. COMMENTARY: Before getting into the specifics of the power break I’ll offer you a few guidelines; for those of you that use them you will find them to be invaluable in the decisions that we find ourselves left to make in close games. First know that in 9-ball the strongest break wins. This seems to be the case even when ‘all else isn’t equal.” It can be the deciding factor in the (The Teacher continued on page 24)


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Behind the Wall Shot

Here is a great trick shot that is designed for a nine foot table. Start by racking a full set of balls. Remove the rack. Now remove the back row of five balls. You should have four rows of balls now. Remove the head ball, the one on the foot spot, and place it where ball X is in the diagram. Ball B is the far right ball in the fourth row. Move that ball into position as shown. Now position the five balls from the back row as shown in the diagram. The distance between balls A and B is about two thirds of a ball. Object ball C is obstructing ball X from going into the corner pocket. Hit the cue ball center with a hard stroke hitting ball A full. Note that the cue ball is one half a ball to the right of ball A. Ball A will disturb the line of balls and move ball C out of the way. Ball A then hits ball B and forces ball X into the corner pocket along the solid black line. Notice that ball X is aimed along the dotted line to allow for throw. This is one shot that will definitely amaze your friends. Keep Strokin’ Sarge

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Peeping Tom goes back to one of the most celebrated legends of the AngloSaxon period of British history. Leofric, Lord of Coventry, imposed exorbitant taxes upon his subjects. His wife, Lady Godiva, was sympathetic to the complaints of her subjects and For Your Information repeatedly pleaded with him to reduce their tax burden. He refused but eventually, more to make her be quiet than anything else, said that he would cut taxes if she agreed to ride unclad through the streets of Coventry. To Leofric’s astonishment, she accepted the challenge and, after asking that all townspeople stay indoors and close their shutters while she rode, she made the ride on a white horse. Everyone honored her request except the town tailor, Tom, who peeped through the shutters and, a legend has it, was stricken blind for his impudence. And yes, the taxes were lowered.

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From: Clay Skidmore Spokane, Washington

On July 27-28, McQ’s Billiards held another edition of our class “C” 9-ball tournament. 51 players from around the Northwest made the trip to Spokane to compete. Once again there were a lot of new faces, and the field was very even. Something else that was nice to see was the under 21 competitors. Chris Chambers from Wenatchee did his best to win a match, and at the young age of 12 he just couldn’t break through. But the future could be bright for this young man so he may need some shades. Another one of our under 21 players was Allie Schaffer. This gal definitely has a bright future. Allie’s first trip here and she finished an impressive 7th place and she lost a hill/hill match to the eventual winner. Good job Allie!! It’s really nice to see the young kids play so if you have a young future player in your household, send them over, it’s a great place to start. It was also the first trip here for Hugo. Hugo moved through the field undefeated though things were never easy. He opened with a 7-4 win against Chris Bailey and defeated Tony Rodriquez by the same score. He then had quieted the scare with Allie winning a hill/hill match. Moving on he beat Kevin Brewer 7-5 and survived another hill/hill match with Fred Edgar to claim a spot in the winners final. His opposition for the drivers seat was Robert Gonzales who he handed a 7-2 loss to and moved into the finals. He then beat Tony Rodriguez the first set 7-3 and collected nearly $600 in prize money. Thank you to all that played and I hope to see you all Labor Day weekend. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th

Hugo Velencia, Tri Cities, WA Tony Rodriguez, Hermiston, OR Robert Gonzales, Moses Lake, WA Fred Edgar, Port Angeles, WA Obaid, United Arab Emirates Brian Smiddy, Seattle, WA Allie Schaffer, Seattle, WA Vince Williams, Spokane, WA Matthew Dick, Coulee City, WA Bob Miller, Eureka, MT Kevin Brewer, Tri Cities, WA Rich Irving, Spokane, WA


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Table Talk


with Mary Price

Indian Summer

The changing of the guard is beginning. Summer, along with his gang of sports, is edging closer to the changing room, ready to do the Slip-out-the-Back-Jack Boogie when we are not looking. This is a fun time of the year. Pool leagues are starting soon. New alliances, old friendships, new sponsors. Right now is the concert hall shuffling in preparation for the music sweet to our ears. Toeing the line for the 20-26 week race to Las Vegas. Checking the scores weekly – ARGH~! 10 points DOWN~! 2 wins UP~! One of best parts of this process is watching the progress of all our cohorts as skills continue to escalate and everyone’s honing gets razor sharp. My favorite September pool-moment has been when Cheese’s tournament magazine hit the street. The listings, now only in this paper, mean ROAD TRIP TIME!! Heading off here and there… playing friends, making new ones over the greens, finding great new places to shoot. The book was (& the paper now is) the “social calendar” of our time, complete with titles and phone numbers. It is such fun, holding a whole chunk of time and travels right in our hands! Hmm – if I go to THIS one, I can stay at —‘s. If I WIN this one, I can go THERE… The magazine was like a cross between diaries and wishbooks; between journals and tallysheets, of more than one kind; a compendium of first times, last times, no times, all backdropped by competition. Looking at the tournament lists with various friends produces a whole demographic stat log; who won last year; how many players usually show; how many of what calibre; what kind of cueball is used; whether or not the tables are maintained; what kind of food is served and how good it is (or not). Then, of course, opening that dialog pops the cap off the stories bin. Our pool culture is so verbal; more so, I think, than most sports. We are a kaleidoscope of colorful characters who play and unique individuals who own the rooms we love. This is a mixing cauldron for some pretty funny or, at the least, interesting incidents which only get better with time and telling! At that point, listening becomes nearly as fun as playing. I have to admit that I loved having the tournament magazine available; the diary to be; the tourney year-at-a-glance, durable and fit nicely in the large pocket of my case. Yes, Virginia, there is still that old-fashioned little 6-yr old girl whose very first solo recreational excursion was to the library 2 blocks away… So. Where are YOU shooting this weekend? OTB Mary Price, Headingoff

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September 2002

on the break’s

Product Review

For the shark in all of us

Shark Case I found this case attached to a gentleman named Mel Larsen at the BCA Trade show in New Orleans in July. Unique in quality, the attention to detail, the smooth finish to this case with high gloss is phenomenal. He produced this prototype of a shark case for the unique pool sticks which Mel also has plans for in the future. The grain of the zebra-wood has been designed by Mel so that it would appear that this is a tiger shark. There are real shark teeth and a real 8-ball in its mouth. Mel describes himself as an artist, inventor, craftsman and obviously he can add cue case designer, to his list of accomplishments. Unique would not justify this brilliantly made case. I have seen hundreds of custom made cues ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 but never a case that would equal the same quality of the cue. This is the exception. All of Mel’s cases are made from exotic hardwoods (white wood, zebra wood and tiger wood) from Africa. Believe me you would have a few dropped jaws as well as raised eyebrows if you sported this case into your local pub, tavern, pool hall or anywhere you would go. Mel plans to produce about 100 of each case. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity and a number. Prices start at $2,500 but when you consider that this is all handmade and takes upwards of 150 hours to make each case, it is worth the money being asked. Mel plans to offer a custom made cue with shark teeth points in them, real shark skin wrap and the butt will be a shark’s head. Only about 20 case and cue combinations will be offered for sale. Mel feels that most of his buyers would be people who are serious collectors or anybody that just wants to show off. This is On The Break’s best new product from the BCA Trade Show 2002.


A new challenge for the 8-ball player, easy to rack, simple to use. As the picture indicated you set the rack on the table in the middle between the side pockets, put the balls in between alternating stripes and solids. The object of the game is similar to the regular 8-ball game when you rack them in a triangle. You designate a pocket for each of the balls you are shooting, either stripes or solids, followed by the 8-ball being last. The players may lag for break or just flip a coin. The player who wins the flip breaks, then the other player may rotate the rack to a position he likes making it harder for a run out. When I played this game it appeared at first to be very simple and a run out would be easy. But, as most things are, you will find that it’s not as easy as it looks. The angle in which the round rack is positioned on the table, to cutting

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shots in the side or down to the corner becomes a little more difficult as each shot is made. When you miss a shot it is your opponents turn and the cue ball lies where it is. Fouls are similar to any ball-in-hand rules, scratches or jumping off the table. Balls can become very spread out all across the table as the game continues, making it more difficult for you to run out or as difficult as it may be in any 8-ball game. I think this is a great game for kids, family and friends to challenge each other. It also gives you a little bit more to consider when you are trying to run the table. If you are playing it by yourself, you can also use it as a half round, racking around the side pockets and corner pockets and do different drills that way. It places the balls essentially the same distance apart. See ad page 20

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W W R Insight from Julie Hunter

Besides cues, the raffle will include, Tshirts, hats, clocks, video games and m o r e (estimated at nearly 100 items). The objective of the WWR is to have all their tour stops run similarly to pro events. Rules of play, dress codes enforced, name tags, scoreboards and check-in times that will give all the women a flavor of what a pro-event is like. The tour pays down half the field and holds a second chance tournament, so the women really get their moneys worth, and spend a weekend full of fun and commeradery. The tour has seen more growth recently due to the interest of many of the leagues operating in the area. The San Francisco 8-Ball leagues have brought in twenty new players and the San Rafael pool leagues have held qualifiers and paid fees for their winners to play in a tour event. Rumors have been circulating about combining the area women’s tours (WWR, SCWBT, and NWPA) into one tour with more corporate sponsorships, which would mean larger tournaments and more prize money for the players, with advancement to the WPBA. The largest drawback to this is affordability. Not all of the women playing in the regional tours are looking to turn pro, most play for the experience. Travel expenses for a combined tour may make the events too costly for a lot of the women who participate regionally. The combined regional event that was first held last year, open to the top eight players from each of the women’s tours nationwide was a big success. It is planned for this year again on November 22-24, 2002. The WWR is enjoying great success and as the popularity of pool increases and with the participation of more women in this sport, the tour looks forward to more growth.

The Western Wo m e n ’ s Regional (WWR) tour had its beginnings thirteen years ago as the Northern California Women’s tour. The tour was run solely by Susie Miller f r o m Sacramento and included women players from the northern part of California as well as Nevada. The tour had humble beginnings, with upwards of sixteen players the first two or three years, by the fourth year though the tour had around thirtytwo players and was continuing to grow. It was in the fifth year, the tour with more than thirty-two players, that a “mutiny” occurred. The era of singular running and decision making was over and a new stronger, more organized tour was emerging. Julie Hunter spearheaded the changes by moving the tour headquarters to Carson City, setting up a board to oversee the tour, establishing rules and making sure that all the moneys

went back to the players. The name was changed to the Western Women’s Regional tour. That was eight years ago, and the tour has grown to fifty members now. Julie Hunter is still the president, an unpaid position that on one else seems to want. The WWR is a credit to Julie’s abilities to run the tour and also her generosity by donating her time and energy to keep things running. Julie now has help from Linda Silva who came on board five years ago to run the tournaments. Linda’s credits include running tournaments at the Sands, for the USPPA and at both Breaktime Billiards and Family Billiards to name a few. Now everything is on computer thanks to Linda and that makes Julie’s life a little easier. The tour has Second Tour Stop Results August 17-18, 2002 Cuephoria - Carson City, NV five stops and most of the 1st $390 Michelle Rakin 200 WBPA pts. rooms stay the $265 Kim Benson 160 2nd same from year 3rd $205 Revelina Morales 125 to year. 4th $150 Veronica Vivette 100 Cuephoria, Julie’s room, 5/6 $110 Mary Osborn 80 hosts the tour Eleanor Callado 80 every other 7/8 $ 65 Diana Sapphire 65 year and she Jane Fujinaga 65 had a weekend 9/12 $ 30 Carolin Koo 50 of fun planned. Julie Hunter 50 A buffet was Lucinda Romero 50 set-up all weekend long Teresa Oliver 50 for the players, Second Chance Tournament along with 1st $70 Diana Sapphire raffles all 2nd $40 Rachella Beeks weekend. Ted 3/4 $15 Beth Mendoza Kidwell was Lisa D’Atri donating a custom cue to 5/8 $10 Brenda Moore the raffle and Julie Hunter Julie was Rebecca Scott donating some Loretta Huffnagle cues herself.


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The Pool Table Guy Leo Hancock

I am a bar owner in Washington and just put in 3 new tables. After about 4-5 months I noticed the rails are spongy. I asked the person who supplied the tables about it and was told that it didn’t really matter on a bank shot. Is this true? Why are the rails spongy and what can I do about it? I don’t play pool myself and I’ve seen your columns in On The Break, can you help?


For this question I go back to a previous article, worth repeating! This is a subject that really gets my dander up. Bad rails are bad rails. “Doesn’t matter on a bank shot”? When does it matter then, I ask? I do not know whom you bought the tables from but he is flat wrong or lying. Why would the industry put so much time and effort in hyping their particular rubber, i.e., Superspeed, AccuFast, etc. Lately I have spent more time and money replacing worn or bad rubber than I care to admit. Last month at the BCA trade show I brought up this problem with several suppliers. The only thing I can say now is that it appears there are improvements on the way. But, I regress. For your problem, there are a couple of things to examine: 1. You say the tables are new. If they are new they should have rubber that is not spongy. Have you had the tables recovered recently? Some “clever” technicians will swap your rails for a set they have previously recovered in their shop. This sounds great, saves time on the job, but your brand new tables could have 20-year-old rubber on them. If you haven’t recovered recently insist that good rubber be put on the table. If they have been recovered, quiz your tech and insist he either finds your rails or replaces the rubber and NEVER swaps them again. He can be replaced! There are techs out there like myself who will do your rails on site and it is worth the extra time. 2. Did you really mean “new” tables, or could they be older than 5-6 years? As I said above, I have recently been replacing a lot of rubber that isn’t much older than that, especially Valley and Dynamo tables (coincidentally, the easiest to swap rails on). This should not be the case. I have an antique Brunswick from 1910 that still has the original rubber AND it is still in good playing shape. This does not mean every set of rubber should last 100 years. There are different qualities of rubber like anything else. There are other factors like how well the table is cared for, storage conditions and how knowledgeable technicians are in recovering the table. Glue should never touch your rail rubber. Some people use backed cloth and have to remove the backing when doing the rails, leaving a film of glue which melts the rubber causing them to get gummy and crystallize. Bottom line is that if the rubber was good when you got the table, it should not have gone bad that quickly. My guess is a technician foul up. I hope this helps and if you need further help please feel free to call or email us: phone/fax - 253-638-0008 Leo Hancock See ad page 9 Open: Mon - Sat 11am - 2 am Sunday 2 pm - 2 am

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Felipe Eliminates the Competition By: Nita Saddler, Tournament Director

Spokane, Washington On August 10-11, McQ’s held their biannual “B” class 8-Ball tournament. We received 55 men and 6 women in this tournament. We were three short of a full field, but that is still good for a summer tournament. Linda Dick again reigned as our top lady taking home $40 and receiving another $40 for placing 13th. Great job Linda! We had another great field with excellent competition. It was the first time I’ve ever looked at the board and couldn’t tell you who was going to win. I’m sure Felipe knew he had his work cut out for him. He had a great start beating Hershel Blaylock 5-0, Terry Mercer 5-3, Tim Mandelas 5-2, Ed Hobbs 5-1, Roy Garza 5-1, and Tim Robertson 5-4 to make it to the winners final against Bobby Campbell. Bobby was definitely no slacker though and would be a challenge for Felipe. Bobby Campbell was another great starter. He started out defeating Harry Peterson 5-1, Don Hall 5-0, and Larry Allenfort 5-2 before losing to Roy Garza 5-3 to be sent to the “B” side. From there he continued his race to the finish, beating Mike Jensen 5-0, Ed Hobbs 5-1, Mike Hodgson 5-0, Roy Garza 5-3 and Tim Robertson 5-1 to go on and play the undefeated competitor, Felipe Claro. Both of these talented players were equally skilled, but Felipe Claro made his final win in a “B” tournament defeating Bobby Campbell 5-2. Both men were then bumped to “A” class and no longer allowed in our “B” tournaments. Thank you once again to all our competitors. I always enjoy running a great tournament for the players. Hope to see all of you for Labor day!! Felipe Claro, Yakima, WA $750 + $250 side pot 1st Bobby Campbell, Seattle, WA $450 2nd Tim Robertson, Kelso, WA $300 3rd 4th Roy Garza, Yakima, WA $200 Tyler Hayne, Everett, WA $150 5th Mike Hodgson, Spokane, WA Scott Chandler, Everett, WA $125 7th Ed Hobbs, Kent, WA Jason DeFillipis, Spokane, WA $75 9th Mike Jensen, Longview, WA Scott Gracio, Spokane, WA Larry Allenfort, Spokane, WA Linda Dick, Coulee Dam, WA $40 + $40 top lady 13th Dick Olsen, Spokane, WA Don Lundy, Kalispell, MT OTB Tim Mandelas, Moses Lake, WA

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September 2002

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More Stories & Pics from Las Vegas (continued from the front page)

Snoops Visit Vegas for the 5th Time The Ladies Division Team, Snoops Saloon from Spokane, WA are enjoying their 5th time out to Las Vegas to compete in the National Team Championships. Carol, Terry, Kassie, Brandy, Danette, Suzette, Nancy and Bette are friends, and friends of friends that make this team what they are today. The team has been together for 10 years; however, today there are only two original players. In 1999 they came in 13th and won the Sportsmanship Award.

Oregon vs. Oregon Soul Papaya, from Beaverton, OR and Underground from Aloha, OR, battle it out to stay in the tournament. Soul Papaya team members sit on the sidelines to root on their teammate Chris as a member of the Underground rack the balls for the next match. As the match went on Chris’ teammates get excited as he only had two balls left to pocket on the table.



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received $15,000 in cash, in addition to a team trophy, individual team plaques and commemorative champagne. In semifinal action earlier in the day, it was Double 7’s advancing to the final round with a victory over B&N’s 8’s in the Hole of San Antonio. B&N’s 8’s in the Hole finished in 3rd Place, winning $7,500 in cash. Finishing in 5th Place following the quarterfinal round Friday night were Sandersville Mafia of Milledgeville, Ga, Cardiac Kids of Memphis, Creek Dogs of Girard, Ohio and Beatin the Odds of Jacksonville, Ill. More than 550 Open 8-Ball teams (554 to be exact) from across the country came to Las Vegas to compete in the Open Division. 1st It’s Like a Nightmare, San Diego, CA 2nd Double 7’s/Triple Threat, Frederick, MD 3rd B&N’s 8’s in the Hole, San Antonio, TX 5th Sandersville Mafia, Milledgeville, GA Cardiac Kids, Memphis, TN Creek Dogs, Girard, OH Beatin the Odds, Jacksonville, IL

modified single elimination format; the maximum field for this event was 128 entries, the size of the board was based on the number of entries. Matches were an individual race-to-5, best two out of three for the match. The Hurricanes began the game with a swift victory as John Pasquarella claimed three victories with three Break and Runs in a row. When Frank Almanza got his first shot at the table he ran out with the solids; giving him his first and only win for the match. John quickly regained control of the table and won the following two games. The second game put Elias Valles against Mike Defino, after six rounds Mike had two wins to Elias’ four, Elias secured the victory with a Break and Run to end the game. With both teams on the hill, it was anybody’s game. The final game saw Shane Manaole defeating Jose Garcia after a hill/hill match. After nine rounds of close competition, the game came down to the final round and The Hurricanes emerged victorious.

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14th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships From: John Lewis

Photos courtesy of Tom Riccobene

& Under National Champion, Shane Kostanian 9-2. While the McMinn, 11-7. While a final match was closely victory of 11-1 over contested, Callado took Stephen Bishop gave down the title match in light to Gray’s second one set over Rakin by a chance at Runningen in 9-8 margin, to win her the finals, a masterfully first Junior National crafted win over Championship. Runningen by 11-10 was The Billiard Congress of not enough to grasp the America (BCA) hosted title. Runningen the 14th Annual Junior recovered his form in the National 9-Ball deciding set to take the Championships at the title by a margin of 11-7. Huskies Den of Northern The 14 & Under Open Illinois University (NIU) in division displayed DeKalb, IL, August 8-10, growing talent as last 2002. This year marked year’s 3rd place finisher the first university venue Back Row: (L to R): Carrie Benson (BCA Youth & League Programs Coordinator), Joey Gray (18 & Under Michael Banks, Jr. and Open Runner-up), Beau Runningen (18 & Under Open Champion), Stephen Bishop (18 & Under Open 3rd to host the event in BCA 4th place Justin Hall took Place) and John Lewis (BCA League & Program Director) // Front Row (L to R): Justin Bergman (14 & history. The the floor. Hall, 14, of Under Open Runner-up), Anna Kostanian (14 & Under Girls 3rd Place), Michael Banks Jr. (14 & Under Championships featured Hamel, IL, marched to the Open Runner-up), Eleanor Callado (18 & Under Girls Champion), Justin Hall (14 & Under Open 136 student-athletes in final’s by upsetting Champion) and Michelle Rakin (18 & Under Girls Runner-up) three age divisions (18 & Nathan Wisniewski 9-0, Under Open, 18 & Under Girls and 14 & Under Kyle Crichton 9-7, Chip Compton 9-5, Michael age18, of West St. Paul, MN, proved his ability Open) representing 26 states as well as Banks, Jr. 9-1 and Justin Bergman 9-7 before on the table by defeating Xavier Willis 11-5, Canada. Each student-athlete competed for facing Banks once again. Banks, 14, of Blue Jesse Milner 11-8, Brett Hall 11-4, Tyler Strawn billiard-related prizes, but most importantly for Springs, MO, out pointed Redante Rakin, Jr. 911-7, Joey Gray 11-2 and Stephen Bishop 11-7 a spot on the USA team for the 2003 WPA Junior 2, Adam Behnke 9-1 and Cory Scott 9-1 before to face Joey Gray in the finals. Joey Gray, 2000 World 9-Ball Championships in Taiwan. Each suffering his first loss to Justin Hall 1-9. Banks and 2001 14 & Under National Runner-Up, did athlete earned a spot at the Junior National fought his way through the bracket by clipping not let his movement from the 14 & Under competition through local qualifying events Telly Kikrilis 9-7, Daniel Rakin 9-8 and knocking bracket to the 18 & Under Open hold him back produced through a BCA room operator out Justin Bergman 9-5 to earn the other finalist from success on the table. Gray took off four member between the months of April and June spot. Banks was impressive in the first set, straight matches against Lars Vardaman 11-10, or through nomination from a BCA-sanctioned outpacing Hall 9-3. However, in the second set, Dominic Riccobene 11-3, Sylver Ochoa 11-7 and junior league. Hall proved that the title was rightfully his by out Shane Winters 11-0 before being upset by Beau The 18 & Under Open division was far from shooting Banks 9-6 to claim his first national Runningen 2-11. Gray made his comeback predictable as new talent emerged and made title. through the loser’s bracket dispatching 2001 18 their mark at the competition. Beau Runningen, (BCA Jr Nationals continued on page 17)

Standings Cindy Doty

Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Cindy Doty Kim Gates Mona Remedios Jeanne Crowell Martha Hartsell Mary Hopkin Linda Carter Jo Woodward Katherine Czarkowski Brooke Demke Tamre Geene-Rogers Patty Macheras Patricia Hamilton Allie Shaffer Sara Schwefel Andrea Saenz-Maes Deby Welfringer Sarah “Josie” Leroy Jeri Engh Natalie Wiita Julie Burney Elizabeth Jensen Emily Pham Julie Valdez Mary Olson Heather Doherty Sherry Griffin Kim Sijer

Total Points 505 370 330 315 300 285 245 220 200 200 170 170 160 160 155 145 135 130 120 115 105 105 105 105 100 85 85 80



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With the benefit of working with 16 tables, Tournament Director Ted Woodward and assistant Dan Coffman easily ran another efficient event. Players were also assisted by the fine cue repair services of David Lauer (Emerald City Cue Repair). It seemed the only thing missing was a clean-up crew to pick up the many opponents undefeated champion Cindy Doty of Longview, WA left in her wake. A seasoned veteran of the game and consistently among the top rated women in the Northwest, Cindy Doty moved through the event with the steady and powerful pace of a Kim Gates steam locomotive. Clearly determined to win the paid entry to the pro event, Cindy pulled out her finest “game” of the season, which is what was required against all her opponents trying to do exactly the same. With impressive skill and beautiful execution Cindy whipped through Karla Bagley-Tias [7-4], Allie Shaffer [7-4], and last pro-qualifier tour stop champion Jeanne Crowell [7-2]. With continued focus, Cindy bore down to claim victories over her last two and most challenging matches of the day against 2nd place finisher from tour stop #3, Martha Hartsell [7-6] and Kim Gates [7-6]. Also an accomplished player, top contender and a favorite to watch, Kim Gates of Kent, WA started the event with one clear and simple objective – annihilate her opponents to get her ticket to the pro event. Saturday certainly started in her favor with a win by forfeit over Kat Harrison and then Martha Hartsell strong wins over Jo Woodward [7-4] and Mikki Small [7-1]. Her ability to maintain her focus was evident in her toughest matches of the day against Canadian player Katherine Czarkowski [7-6], and an extremely narrow loss to Cindy by a narrow [67]. Left with a bad taste in her mouth, but clearly not shaken, Kim sailed past Martha Hartsell [7-4] to obtain a rematch against Cindy in the final. As the final match got underway, it appeared a forgone conclusion that Cindy would remain undefeated, as she quickly moved to an impressive 4-0 lead. Only a few games away from defeat, Kim refused to let the score distract her from her mission. Slowly and with amazing poise and precision, Kim started to turn the tables in her favor, pushing the score to 5-5. With their nerves rightfully strained, both players took a break before resuming the nail-biting match. Clearly somewhat shaken and anxious, Cindy made a costly mistake on the 9-ball putting Kim on the hill (6-5). With tremendous pressure mounting, Kim then returned the same favor to Cindy, tying the game at an exciting 6-6. Kim jokingly asked Cindy “Wouldn’t you just like to end this torture now and start with a clear score in our next set?” Cindy joked back that she was “too worn out from this match for that”. In the final rack, Kim broke Diane Krause Interview but was unable to pocket a ball. Cindy proceeded to calmly and methodically run the rack for the tournament win. The NWPA wishes to thank all of its members and supporters for contributing to the tour. A special thanks goes to the Statesman Journal newspaper of Salem, OR for their coverage of the event. The NWPA invites all to attend and/or participate in the next event, September 1415, 2002 at Q Street Billiards in Springfield, Oregon. Visit the NWPA website at for additional information.

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BCA Jr Nationals

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In the National Junior Artistic Pool Championships, Tyler Strawn out pointed Ryan Balks for the 18 & Under Open title; 16-year-old Ashley Sacker claimed the 18 & Under Girls title over 12-year-old Alexandra Callabrase; and Michael Banks, Jr. clipped Redante Rakin, Jr. for the 14 & Under Open crown. Along with valuable billiard prizes, the top place finishers in each division earned a spot on the USA Junior Team for the 2003 WPA Junior World Championships in Taiwan next summer. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for these athletes to be able to compete at the international level, representing their country. The World Championship team will be composed of Eleanor Callado, Beau Runningen, Joey Gray and Justin

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Beau Runninger (18) West St. Paul, MN Joey Gray (15) Bethany, OK Stephen Bishop (18) Rocky Mount, NC Shane McMinn (18) Tulsa, OK Adam Maloney (18) Latrobe, PA Charles Raulston (17) Poplar Bluff, MO 7-8. Tyler Strawn (15) Owasso, OK Timothy Glass (18) Oklahoma City, OK 9-12. Danny Barnes (17) Newport, MI Sam Gilmer (16) Starkville, MS Tim Horne (17) Beloit, WI Shane Winters (16) Rochester, NY 25-32. Oscar Dominguez (17) Sylmar, CA 49-64. Nicolos Gutierrez (17) Sacramento, CA

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Eleanor Callado (17) Daly City, CA Michelle Rakin (18) Daly City, CA Anna Kostanian (14) Albuquerque, NM Marylyn Rakin (14) Daly City, CA Pamela Treadway (15) Monroe, MI Juliette Houtz (15) Middletown, PA 7-8. Regina Rakin (15) Daly City, CA Michelle McDermott (18) Tulsa, OK 9-12. Melissa Morris (18) Desert Hot Springs, CA Dana Tonjum (18) Faribault, MN Chelsea Hardwick (10) Evansville, IN Megan Hyke (15) Stewartville, MN 13-16. Kristen Cobb (15) Fresno, CA / Allie Shaffer (16) Shoreline, WA

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Justin Hall (14) Hamel, IL Michael Banks Jr. (14) Blue Springs, MO Justin Bergman (14) Fairview Heights, IL Daniel Rakin (13) Daly City, CA Telly Kikrilis (14) Bartonville, PA Redante Rakin (13) Daly City, CA 7-8. Cory Scott (13) Cedar Rapids, IA Josh Marlowe (14) Battle Creek, MI 9-12. Josh Hemsoth (11) Tulsa, OK Kyle Crichton (14) Georgetown, TX Chip Compton (14) Oklahoma City, OK Michael Mallen (11) Boston, MA 25-32. Kenny Young (12) Hamilton, MT


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Top row (l to r): Dan Coffman (assistant tournament director), Kendra Marcoulier, Heather Doherty, Karla Bagley-Tias, Julie Valdez, Jackie Clark, Kim Gates, Jo Woodward, Natalie Wiita, Ted Woodward (tournament director) Middle row (l to r): Mary Hopkin, Andrea Saenz-Maes, Catherine Tran, Patty Macheras, Josie Leroy, Julie Burney, Allie Shaffer, Tamré Geené- Rogers, Sara Schwefel, Jeri Engh, Martha Hartsell, Jeanne Crowell Front row (l to r):Carol Mellors, Ann Brandt, Cindy Doty, Linda Carter, Emily Pham, Elizabeth Jensen, Mikki Small

In January of this year, despite a harsh winter storm, an impressive field of 31 players attended the newly founded Northwest Women’s Pool Association’s [NWPA] first tournament. With a guaranteed minimum of $500 added, as well as local television news and radio coverage, the players were left with a strong sense of excitement and a desire to support the new tour. The NWPA is a women’s regional 9-ball tour that is sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA). The NWPA’s mission is to encourage and promote all skill levels of women’s pool in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to providing two WPBA qualifier events this season, the tour offers other events such as 8-ball tournaments and a pool exhibition/educational clinic aimed at supporting and elevating overall play for less experienced members. The NWPA Board of Directors has incorporated innovative marketing and promotional strategies, such as unprecedented television and radio coverage for their events. Increased added monies are anticipated based on corporate sponsorships. Plus, the Board strives to run each tournament more efficiently than the last. The results have been a pleased and growing playing membership: Stop 1 – 31 players; Stop 2 – 39 players; Stop 3 – 52 players. Current NWPA membership is comprised of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Canadian players, though the tour is open to all female players as either members or non-members.

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T.A.P. Goes International from: Steve Floyd

The Association for Pool, Inc. formally announced they went International at the end of July with the addition of Canada to their league structure. After researching TAP, Bruce Williamson of Wellington County Ontario Canada said “TAP is just what the Canadian pool players have been looking for; a league offering a true nationally administered handicapping system with rules very similar to ones played on an every day basis in every establishment with a pool table, and their great ratio of 1 in 12 teams going to the annual National tournament in Las Vegas.” Loyd Schonter, TAP founder and president, commented the addition of Canada is a big step in TAP’s overall plan of becoming the best pool league in the United States and Internationally. Bruce will be starting operations at the beginning of September 2002. For more information on bringing TAP into your area contact Loyd Schonter at (800) 984-7665 or Steve Floyd at (877) 309-1415, both numbers are toll free and information on the TAP league is free. OTB



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BCn Creates Big Demand for 9-Ball Championship in U.S. and Canada Pay -Per-View Giant iN DEMAND Joins Bell ExpressVu and Dish Network in LIVE Broadcast ST. LOUIS, MO (August 5, 2002) — BILLIARD CLUB network (BCn) has reached an agreement with iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View and Bell ExpressVu to show the final match of 2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship. iN DEMAND and ExpressVu join Dish Network in the September 29, 2002 premier of the live pay-per-view (PPV) billiards broadcast. iN DEMAND is the nations largest pay-per-view service and is providing the U. S. Open 9-Ball Championship event to over 1700 cable system providers including Adelphia, AT&T Broadband, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner. The event will be broadcast through the iN DEMAND 2 (iN2) channel that reaches over 21 million homes nationwide. The PPV is available for $9.95 for residential customers and $99.95 for commercial accounts. Ordering and iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View information can be found at “iN DEMAND opened up its schedule to accommodate the live broadcast,” said Rob Sykora, BCn’s president. “They believe in this event so much, they bumped a previously scheduled high profile movie.” Bell ExpressVu (Vu!) is currently the largest pay-per-view service of its kind in Canada with more than one million satellite subscribers to its Vu! service. Bell also operates a closed-circuit television system to commercial establishments and will offer the event to those customers as well. Subscriber information and purchasing details will be available online at starting in September. Canadian prices for the event will reflect the currency exchange rates. “The total distribution for the event is now over 30 million households, with other potential carriers still pending,” said Sykora. “We anticipate the international distribution of the event will go beyond Canada into Asia and Europe, and the broadcast team we have put together will appeal to those markets.” The three-man broadcast team for the event will be anchored by former world ranked snooker professional turned commentator Jim Wych. Along side Wych will be inaugural U. S. Open Champion and Hall of Famer Mike Sigel and the voice of Accu-Stats, Billy Incardona. Wych is an internationally renowned billiard commentator and boasts over 100 televised productions worldwide to his list of credits. He’s a 12-year veteran and the backbone of SKY Sports’ billiard commentary crew. He has been involved in every single Mosconi Cup 9-Ball Challenge and World 9-Ball Championship since their move to Wales four years ago. His energetic and insightful brand of commentary is sure to bring a unique and positive flavor to the broadcast. Mike Sigel has been a mainstay in ESPN’s billiards broadcast booth and will bring an equal amount of high energy and perception to the event. Incardona has been commentating Accu-Stats matches for 13 years and is also a former world ranked professional player. For more information about the U. S. Open and BCn call toll free 1-866774-8770. Information and updates can also be found at


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weaker player winning against a world-beater. This fact alone makes it worth working on. Who will do that work? As in life, [s]he who does the work gets paid. Paul Marquez did the work and won at Chinook Winds; Todd Rhulen did the work and won in Idaho. Now, those guidelines; In 9-ball: outbreak ‘em; if you can’t out break ‘em then out skill ‘em. In 1-pocket: out wait ‘em. In 14.1: out think ‘em. YES, all of these will work with each kind of game mentioned; they are also best suited for you to rely on as they are listed above. The newer you are at gambling the more useful you’ll find them to be. For those of you with years of experience, [seasoning] I suggest using them when you are looking at what appears to be a 50-50 proposition. [My students will all tell you that a 50-50 proposition is where you get fifty dollars for this rack and fifty dollars for the next one.] ON THE BREAK: I’ll approach this by listing, first the kind of things you may be experiencing in the break and follow with potential solutions. NO, OR LITTLE POWER; the break is not as is usually imagined based on how “hard” you can hit the rack. It is based on rhythm. And if it is based on rhythm, you learning your individual rhythm becomes the answer. This common misconception of ‘HARD” is borne of the larger and more common misconception that the cue just needs to be moving “fast.” at the END of the break stroke, that’s true. SOLUTIONS: begin by changing your view from ‘how hard” to “how fast can I have this cue stick moving?” Add to that what I think is the largest and most important part. Have the cue stick ACCELERATE to its final speed. In this accelerating you’ll find your rhythm and an immediate source of more power. Another source of more power is to find a longer stroke, longer backstroke and DEFINITELY a longer stroke toward the 1 ball. You cannot make this stroke too long. Let the cue do what it wants to do naturally. In looking at my break stroke I see that my cue tip ends about 1 inch beyond the horizontal line that divides the side pockets [on a 9' gold crown and starting from the standard rail and head string starting point.] For those of you that are just beginning in pool you can find this spot on nearly any used table. Look along the head string and find two worn spots near each rail. POWER AND NO ACCURACY: this is an exciting one because you can change this one immediately! For most it’s a simple matter of “being present” IN THE MOMENT THAT THE CUEBALL IS CONTACTED. It’s the one stroke where I suggest you are looking at the cue ball during contact. See and feel what is going on. I think you’ll be surprised to find that you see within minutes the individual adjustments you can make to gain more accuracy. Accuracy relies on stance. Adjust your stance to suit the wide opened full swing we are using when we

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break. Experiment with your gripping hand being farther back than when you normally stroke. Some of this is to compensate for the fact that we stand “higher’ when we break. [Our chin is not as close to the cue stick.] If you have very little power this usually goes hand and hand with the cue ball ending up near or beyond where the balls were racked. Go lower on the cue ball and you’ll gain more power and control of the cue ball. Don’t make wholesale adjustments, the adjustment that works may be slight or nearly imperceptible to you right now. Spend the time looking accurately and remember to adjust your stance however slightly. POWER / CUE BALL ON THE FLOOR: this is another thing that is improved by being present at and during cue ball contact. The balance can be in striking the cue ball higher or being more accurate as to where we are hitting the 1 ball. In deciding to go higher on the cue ball [if you are getting power it is unlikely that you have to hit the cue ball lower] understand that it may require new looking on your part. Let’s say that the cue ball jumps the table to the side that you break from. Hit more to the opposite side of the 1 ball. Hit more of the 1 ball AWAY from the side that the cue ball jumps the table. Look to have more wrist action on your break stroke; this will have to be done with extreme care and accuracy or you may never gain control of the cue ball. A little more wrist will add speed to your stick movement and be an even greater help in finding a smoooth flowing powerful rhythm. Most of the problems that I see with powerless breaking are that players aren’t putting in the work. Here are some hints; rack the balls in numbered order whenever you are working on the break. This will allow you to become more familiar with how the balls are reacting. [The 5 ball will be where the nine usually sits.] For you players, hire someone to rack for you or exchange lessons for their help with racking. You will be breaking instead of walking, retrieving balls and racking; the benefit is exponential. There is a new learning tool on the market designed to assist in improving on your break in the most effective and efficient way possible. It is called ‘BREAKRAK.’ We will be using one at MCGILL’S BILLIARD ACADEMY and I suggest you get one or have the room owner where you play get one. This is a most effective way to work on your break stroke. Coming next month: “GAMBLING, WILL YOU MANAGE?” This was to be the fist article and I found myself without enough time to do it justice. It is the most important aspect of playing pool for money and THE MOST OVERLOOKED! The most important and the most overlooked! I think you’ll be pleased with the prospect of improving your gambling results with just a few minutes of reading. See you next month. Thank you and...”Do the work” Lance E McGill (See ad page 2)


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BREAKTHROUGH - Part 3 the years had taken their toll gleamed with his white hair. “I feel just fine,” I said adamantly. He laughed and added, “The fire is in your eyes, Carter Keating. You have a passion for the game that will not rest.” He paused, then added, “had it in my own eyes fifty years ago.” Silence. I shot at the eight and missed an easy shot in the hole. “It’s all in your head, Son,” Charley proffered. His shoulders, though thin and bony, still stood erect as he eyed the table. I chalked my cue, narrowed my eyes and looked directly at him. “It’s all in your head,” he repeated. “All the practice in the world won’t help if you don’t get the game down in your head.” “How’s that?” I asked He smirked and pointed with his chin to the chair next to where he was sitting and said, “grab a seat, son.” I just stared at him. “You really want to learn about the game, or not?” he challenged. “Got the Jimmy the Stick Gadwell showing me how to play,” I replied arrogantly. He laughed, then said calmly, “one day you’ll wish you’d learned how to beat Jimmy, the Stick, Gadwell, and you’ll wish we would have talked.” My head snapped around and turned directly toward him. “I’d like that very much,” I said. Pyramiding his hands together, he waited patiently as I took my chair and scooted up beside him, my ears eager to hear his next words. AS THE MONTHS PASSED BY, I EAGERLY looked forward to my visits with Charley Sturgis. He befriended me and took me under his wing. When Mom had died, Pop went ballistic, sent my two sisters off to a private school then took

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off drinking to medicate the pain. As for me, he simply told me to stay out of trouble. Three weeks later, I met Dave Wakefield on the banks of the Trinity River. A week after that, Jimmy, the Stick, Gadwell started teaching me the game. Charley Sturgis taught me how to think. My mind flashed back to the present. As Charley and I watched the industrious energetic birds build their nest, a big semi trailer truck rolled by and blew parts of their straw hacienda onto the walk. The relentless birds soared quickly down and retrieved the materials. Charley watched as they struggled to rebuild. “What is it you really want out of life?” he queried. I blew some air out my nose and said, “It’s not a question I’d really ever considered, Charley. I’m not sure I understand what you’re asking me.” “Ask yourself what you really want and go for it passionately,” he said, “and get serious about school. School will help you become a better pool player and it will also help get you through life.” He smiled and dipped his head a couple of times then took a large breath of air as though he’d just taken on an extra measure of patience. He eyed me sternly and said, “Set definite goals for yourself today, Carter, and get passionate about them. Come back to them everyday and they will guide you. The more intense they become, the more they’ll pull you away from trouble and into your dreams.” “Charley,” I asked, as I leaned my elbows on the counter and held my coffee cup with both hands, “surprise me and tell me what courses you taught as a college professor.” He snorted warmly and said, “Psychology, Carter.” Smiling broadly, I said, “Of course, Charley Sturgis, why should I be surprised at that?” OTB

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Shooting the 9-Ball

September 2002 Editors note: This excerpt was taken, with permission, from Jack H. Koehler’s book Upscale Nine-Ball. Information regarding the purchase of this book can be gotten from the web site

There is a tendency for many players to choke while shooting the 9-ball. This is because it is the “money ball” and has more emotion associated with it than any of the other balls. Another unique thing about shooting at the 9-ball is that you don’t have to get shape on a succeeding ball. In order to make the 9-ball more like any other ball you should pick out a

spot on the table where you want the cue ball to end up. Keeping your mind occupied with the cue ball’s leave will relieve some of the enxiety of shooting the 9-ball. The following is kind of a quiz. It is best to look at an illustration, formulate your opinions, then read the commentary.

Which pocket would you choose for the 9-ball? Problem: A decision must be must be made as to where to shoot the 9-

Would you rather use the side or end cushion to get shape on the 9-ball?


Commentary: The 8-ball can be shot very slowly and the cue ball left

near diamond “H”. From there the 9-ball can be shot into pocket “A”. Or, the 8-ball can be shot with top left English and the cue ball made to go to “H” then to “R” and rebound toward “C” or “D”. From there the 9-ball can be shot into pocket “J”. A little easier shot on the 9-ball can be gotten from this second option if no english is put on the cue ball; but there is a danger of scratching in side pocket “E”. If the corner pockets are generous the first option is probably best.

Problem: Which is better when shooting the 7-ball, going a little forward

so the side rail can be used in getting shape for the 9-ball or backing up a little and using the end rail for shape on the 9-ball? Commentary: Imagine a line through the aiming ghost ball perpendicular to the path of the 8-ball. Then decide which direction, along the imaginary line; you would rather have the cue ball travel for shape on the 9-ball. Average players generally try to keep the cut angle on the 8-ball small. A small cut angle, when going to the end rail, would require a very firm shot to make the cue ball go three rails. Therefore, they usually come up short and don’t get shape on the 9-ball. If the cue ball is made to go to the side cushion, after pocketing the 8-ball, a small cut angle on the 8-ball will not be as disastrous. If the cut angle is very small the 8-ball can be shot with bottom English to make the cue ball go toward diamond “R” or farther uptable. Taking this path the cue ball remains in a reasonable position, for a shot at the 9-ball, throughout its travel.

Where would your position spot be for a shot at the 9-ball? Problem: In shooting the 8-ball the cue ball may scratch in pocket “E”. Commentary: The 8-ball can be shot extremely slowly so that the cue

ball will stop before it gets to pocket “E”. This technique does not work consistently because there is a subconscious tendency to miss the object ball by hitting it too full when you want minimum cue-ball roll. In shooting the 8-ball a little right English can be used to make the cue ball rebound off the side cushion toward diamond “D”. This will make the shot as short as possible but there is still a chance of scratching or leaving the cue ball in a position where you would have to stretch for it. This does not sound like a good option. Left English can be used to make the cue ball rebound toward diamond “F” which would make the shot a little longer than ideal but safer than the previous options. Another advantage of this shot is that it is not speed sensitive. The cue ball may bounce back and forth between “F” and “R” and still leave a reasonable shot at the 9-ball.

How would you go about getting shape on the 9-ball? Problem: The farther forward the cue ball is rolled, the smaller the cut

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EVENT / RULES 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9-Ball USPPA USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 8 Ball Handicapped 8-Ball USPPA 65 & under 8-Ball USPPA Handicap 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball Open 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA USPPA 9 Ball Handicap USPPA Open 9 Ball 9 Ball ‘B’ 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball USPPA 8-Ball Open 9 Ball Handicapped 9 Ball USPPA USPPA ABC 9-Ball 9 Ball Handicapped NPL 9-Ball USPPA 9-Ball Open 9-Ball NPL 9-Ball USPPA 9 Ball Handicap 9 Ball Open 8 Ball 8 Ball 8/9 Ball Alternating 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball 8-9 Ball Alternating 8-Ball Bar Box 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - Ball-in-hand 9 Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - ‘B’ 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball - ‘B’ Open 9 Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball

ENTRY $15 $13 $8 $12 $20 $15 $10 $7 $15 $8 $15 $15 $15 $14 $15 $15 $11 $5 $10 $15 $7 $15 $12 $8 $20 $20 $12 $20 $15 $15 $15 $7 $15 $15 $3 $5 $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $6 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM $$$ 8:00PM $$$ 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM $20 7:00PM $$$ 7:30PM $$$ 8:00PM $$$ 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM $$$ 7:30PM 8:00PM $50 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM $20 7:00PM $$$ 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 3:00PM $$$ 1:00PM 2:00PM 6:30PM 3:00PM 8:00PM $50 1:00PM Matching to $48 8:00PM $50 w/16 8:00PM 7:00PM Matching to $48 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM $$$ 8:30PM $50 w/16 8:00PM $20+ 7:00PM $$$ 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM $$$ 8:30PM 7:00PM Matching to $48 10:00PM $50 w/16 8:00PM 7:00PM $$$ 8:30PM $$$ 8:00PM $100 7:30PM Matching 1:00PM $$$ 8:30PM $50 w/16 3:00PM $$$ 2:00PM $$$ 8:30PM

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LOCATION Shotze’s (See ad p21) Vintage Billiards Mongolian Grill (See ad p6) 13th Ave River City Grand Central (See ad p24) Sharkey’s (See ad p25) City Lights (See ad p26) Royal Bear (See ad p22) Classic Billiards (See ad p12) Big Al’s (See ad p19) Vintage Billiards Lucky Star Oh Gallaghers (See ad p24) Pastime Tavern Dr. Cues (See ad p31) Blue Keg (See ad p25) McQ’s (See ad p8) Spot Tavern (See ad p28) Royal Bear (See ad p22) Shotze’s (See ad p22) Jaws Tall Timbers (See ad p6) The Q’z (See ad p9) Lucky Star Oh Gallaghers (See ad p24) Longhorn Saloon (See ad p11) Richie D’s (See ad p18) Mustard Seed The Club (See ad p8) Sage Bar & Grill (See ad p9) City Lights (See ad p26) Latitude 84 (See ad p22) Wreck Room (See ad p18) Royal Bear (See ad p22) Jaws Cue Lounge (See ad p11) Lucky Star Monte Carlo (See ad p22) Richie D’s (See ad p18) Mustard Seed Frankie’s (See ad p29) Wayne’s Inn McQ’s (See ad p8) Cue & Cushion (See ad p25) Spot Tavern (See ad p28) McCorry’s (See ad p25) P C’s Pub (See ad p28) Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p25 )

Mongolian Grill (See ad p6)

Shorthorn Tavern (See ad p25)

Mike’s Place (See ad p6) Little Nickles (See ad p6) Spot Tavern (See ad p28) Kodiak’s (See ad p24)

Robbie’s Ramblin Rose (See ad p25) Stars (See ad p24) Oh Gallaghers (See ad p24) Castaway’s (See ad p24) Mike’s Place (See ad p6) Sportsmen’s (See ad p22) Dr Cues (See ad p31) Cue & Cushion (See ad p25) Spot Tavern (See ad p28) Shotze’s (See ad p22) Classic Billiards (See ad p12) Rooty’s (See ad p6) Big Al’s (See ad p19)

Vintage Billiards The Q’z (See ad p9) Cue Lounge (See ad p11) River City Club (See ad p8) Frankie’s (See ad p29) Pastime Tavern Dr Cues (See ad p31) Double Dribble (See ad p22) Sage (See ad p9) City Lights (See ad p26) Wreck Room (See ad p18)

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EVENT / RULES 9 Ball 9 Ball 21 & Under 8-Ball 8 or 9-Ball 8 Ball - Women’s Spot Option - Limit 16 Pool Tournament 8-Ball BCA Rules 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball 9-Ball + 3-Ball 9 Ball - Texas Express SL4 & under 8 or 9-Ball 8 Ball Draw Partner 9 Ball - Texas Express 8-Ball Ball in Hand 9 Ball - Texas Express 8 Ball - Ball in Hand 10 Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball - BCA rules 8 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball - Vegas Rules Scotch Doubles Spot Option 8 Ball - Open Tables 8-Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball Open 8 Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball Call Pocket 9 Ball - Texas Express 8 Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket 9-Ball - Texas Express 9 Ball Scotch Doubles 8-Ball 9-Ball 8 Ball “B” 9 Ball - Valley 8 Ball 8 Ball - BCA 9 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8 Ball-Vegas Call Pocket 8 Ball Vegas Rules Pool Shoot 8-Ball 8 or 9 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket 8-Ball Pool Shoot 8-Ball Spot Option 8 or 9-Ball 9 Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball - Call Pocket One Pocket - Limit 32 8 Ball Slop Pool 9 Ball 9 Ball - BCA 8-Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball - Modified BCA 9 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball 8 Ball 9 Ball - Vegas Rules 8 Ball - Valley 8 Ball 9 Ball - USPPA 8 Ball 8-Ball 8 Ball - Vegas Rules 9-Ball

ENTRY $10 $5+$2 g.f. $3.50 $3 $5 $5 $5 $7+$3 g.f. $5 $8 $8 each $7 $5 $5 $5 $10M/$6W $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 FREE $7+$3 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 FREE $3 $9 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $7+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5+$2 g.f. $3 $5 $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 FREE $5 $3 $5 $5 $5 $5 $2 $20 $5+$2 g.f. $2 $7+$3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5 $8 each $7 $5+$2 g.f. $7+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $10+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5

ADDED 100%

TIME 7:00PM 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM 100% 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM 100% w/13+ 8:00PM $150 7:30PM Matching Midnight Matching 7:15PM 100% 8:00PM 8:00PM 50% ($200 max) 8:00PM 50% 8:00PM 7:00PM $25 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM $50 7:30PM $3/player 8:00PM $100 8:00PM $7/player 7:00PM $25 7:00PM up to $100 7:00PM 50% w/16 7:00PM 50% ($200 max) 8:00PM 100% w/16 to $100 8:00PM Pays 80% field 8:00PM $400 Payout w/32 6:30PM $3/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM $150 7:30PM $150 w/full field 8:00PM $200 w/32 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM $25 7:00PM $100 7:00PM 50% ($200 max) 8:00PM 100% 8:00PM $400 Payout w/32 6:30PM $3/player 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM $50 7:30PM $5/player 6:30PM $2/player 8:00PM 50% 7:30PM 100% w/20 8:00PM 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM 7:00PM 100% w/16 7:00PM $100 8:00PM $2/player 8:00PM 100% 7:00PM 6:30PM Up to $100 7:00PM 50% 8:00PM 100% 2:00PM 100% w/16 2:00PM Matching 7:30PM Noon $5/player 2:00PM Meat 8:00PM $7/player 3:00PM $5/player 7:15PM Matching 4:00PM 100% 8:00PM 8:00PM 50% w/16 7:00PM $100 6:00PM 100% 5:00PM Matching 2:00PM Matching 6:00PM 1:00PM Qualifier 2:30PM $30 8:00PM $3/player 7:00PM 100% 2:00PM $200 w/32 8:00PM

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LOCATION Club Underground (See ad p25) Hot Shots Pub 181 Skyland Stagecoach Hot Shots Midway Rodder’s (See ad p29) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) No Place (See ad p6) Classic Billiards (See ad p25) Aloha Station Hot Shots Puff’s Pub Rack’em Wichita Pub (See ad p20) Classic Billiards (See ad p25) Cues Billiards Silver Dollar Sports Horizon Alibi Tavern (See ad p22) Q Street Billiards (See ad p21) Skyland Club Underground (See ad p25) Hot Shots Tommy’s 4th St (See ad p17) Cues Billiards Golden Star No Place (See ad p6) Classic Billiards (See ad p25) Kats Korner Jammer’s (See ad p13) Sharky’s (See ad p24) Best Bet (See ad p16) Watkins Park Pub Pub 181 Kats Korner Rack’em Midway Sports Horizon Jammer’s (See ad p13) Q Street Billiards (See ad p21) Albany Lanes Club Underground (See ad p25) Pub 181 Deluxe Billiards Midway NiteHawk (See ad p10) Sam’s Billiards (See ad p6) Paradise Grill (See ad p6) Jammers (See ad p13) Cue Ball’s Billiards (See ad p4) Cue Ball’s Billiards (See ad p4)

Jester’s Billiards (See ad p9)

Cue Ball’s Billiards(See ad p4)

Bullwackers (See ad p19)

Cue Ball’s Billiards (See ad p4)

Jester’s Billiards (See ad p9)

Cue Ball’s Billiards (See ad p4)

Jester’s Billiards (See ad p9) Bullwackers (See ad p19) Mr Ed’s (See ad p6)

Cue Ball’s Billiards (See ad p4)

Jester’s Billiards (See ad p9) Jester’s Billiards (See ad p9)

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

ENTRY $5 or $3 $7+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. 8 Ball ‘B’ & below-Tavern Rules $3 8 Ball $3 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 8 Ball $3 8 Ball Scotch Doubles $3 8 Ball - Texas Express $5 9 Ball $3 9 Ball ‘B’ & below $5+$2 g.f. 9 Ball - Modified BCA $3 9 Ball - Texas Express $7+$1 g.f. 8-Ball Open $3 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 8 Ball - House rules $5 9 Ball ‘B’ & Below $5+$2 g.f. 9 Ball ‘C’ & Below $7 8 Ball $3 8 Ball BCA Rules $5 8 Ball BCA Rules $2 9 Ball B & Below $5.50 8 Ball ‘B’ & below-Tavern Rules $3 9-Ball $5 or $3 8-Ball Open $7+$1 g.f. 8-Ball $3 9 Ball B & Below $7 8 Ball House rules $5 8 Ball $3 9 Ball ‘C’ $5+$2 g.f. 9 Ball $5 8 Ball - TAP Rules $6 8 Ball $5 APA 1600 Invitational Call 8 Ball $4 8/9 Ball Alternating $5+$1 g.f. 8 Ball $5 9 Ball - USPPA Handicapped $7 8 Ball Vegas rules $5 9 Ball B & below $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $5 9 Ball $8 8 Ball $5 8-Ball $5 or $3 8 Ball ‘B’ & below - BCA $5+$1 g.f. 8 Ball $5 9 Ball $5 8 Ball $3M/$2W Straight Pool (1st Sun.) $15+$2 g.f. Pool Tournament Call 8 Ball - BCA Rules $3 9 Ball Reg. Size Tables $10 8 Ball Singles Bar Box $5 Rotation $5+$2 g.f. 8 Ball Women Bar Box $5 8 Ball $5 9 Ball Reg. Size Tables $10 8 Ball $5+$2 g.f. 8 Ball Singles Bar Box $5 8 Ball $5+$2 g.f. 9 Ball $5 8 Ball $5 8 Ball Singles Bar Box $5 9 Ball $7+$2 g.f. 3 Ball $1


ADDED $3/player Matching 100% Matching Matching Matching


Matching $2/player $70 Matching 50% $3/player $3/player 50% Match+$10 $2/player $$$ Limit 16 Matching 50% $3/player Matching Matching Matching 50% $75/1st w/16 Matching $5/player $3/player $50 Max. $3/player Cash Prizes $$$ $100 $$$ Matching $5/player $5/player $5/player $5/player $25 $5/player $5/player $5/player $5/player $25 $2.50/player $5/player $7/player

TIME 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 4:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:15PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:15PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM Call 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 1:00PM 8:30PM 2:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 3:15PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 1:00PM NOON 7:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 9:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 6:30PM After 9 Ball

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September 2002

THE TOURNAMENT TRAIL LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES (509) 891-8357 9-Ball Texas Express McQ’s (See ad p8) McQ’s (See ad p8) (509) 891-8357 8-Ball BCA Rules Shooters (909) 736-7340 9-Ball - Texas Express Hard Times (See ad p31) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball Fat Boy’s (See ad p25) (509) 476-4100 8-Ball Mixed Sc Dbls Cue’s Billiards (503) 251-8399 One Pocket NiteHawk (See ad p10) (503) 285-7177 9-Ball When in the Portland area stay at the Sleep Inn - See Latitude 84 (See ad p22) (253) 531-5154 8-Ball (406) 782-3700 8-Ball A/B Blind Draw Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) WWR Tour (See ad p2) (510) 652-9808 9-Ball at Broken Rack NWPA (See ad p30) (206) 465-5484 9-Ball at Q Street Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 14:1 Continuous Sawmill Saloon (406) 821-9958 8-Ball Singles Shotze’s (See ad p21) (425) 220-9051 8-Ball Bar Table CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball QMaster Billiards (See ad p32) (757) 499-8900 9-Ball U.S. Open SCWBT Event (619) 583-6361 9-Ball at College Billiards Cue’s Billiards (503) 251-8399 9-Ball Men’s Cue’s Billiards (503) 251-8399 9-Ball Women’s When in the Portland area stay at the Sleep Inn - See Dr Cue’s (See ad p31) (206) 365-1187 9-Ball B & below McQ’s (See ad p8) (509) 891-8357 9-Ball Texas Express The Club (See ad p8) (509) 422-1907 9-Ball Texas Express Pockets Inc (See ad p9) (208) 525-9962 8-Ball Klapan’s Korner (See ad p3) (406) 723-3248 8-Ball Wms A/B Blnd Drw Classic 50’s (See ad p25) (406) 453-0136 8-Ball Doubles Hard Times (See ad p31) (916) 332-8793 One Pocket/9-Ball Cue Ball’s (See ad p4) (406) 543-7436 9-Ball Big Al’s (See ad p19) (425) 347-1669 9-Ball Texas Express Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) (406) 782-3700 8-Ball Open Dbls Latitude 84 (See ad p22) (253) 531-5154 8-Ball 5th Ace (See ad p3) (406) 763-5049 8-Ball McQ’s (See ad p8) (509) 891-8357 8-Ball Class “C” Q Street (See ad p21) (541) 988-0294 9-Ball Pechauer Tour NWPA (See ad p30) (206) 778-8785 9-Ball at Breaking Point Bullwackers (406) 656-2887 MT BCA State Champ. Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 8-Ball Mixed Doubles CA Billiard Club (See ad p17) (650) 965-3100 One Pocket/9-Ball Deadwood Pavillion (See ad p14) (605) 347-8700 9-Ball Texas Express McQ’s (See ad p8) (509) 891-8357 8-Ball Class “D” McQ’s (See ad p8) (509) 891-8357 9-Ball “B” Texas Exp Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 8-Ball Women’s Dbls Mr Ed’s (See ad p6) (406) 782-3700 8-Ball A/B Blind Draw Classic 50’s (See ad p 25) (406) 453-0136 8-Ball Eagles #326 (See ad p10) (406) 587-9996 8-Ball Singles M/W

ENTRY $90+$10 g.f. $50+$10 g.f. $75 $20 ea $25 $30+$10 g.f. $50+$10 g.f. ad page 17 $10 $10 $30 $45 $15 $25 $50 $20 ea $500 limit 256 Call $90+$10 g.f. $35+$10 g.f. ad page 17 $50 $45 $35 $25 $10 $40 $20 ea $50+$10 g.f. $60+$5 g.f. $50 $10 $30 $25 $50+$10 g.f. $45 $35/$40 $20 $20 ea $30M-$25W $20 $40 $20 $10 $20 $50 ea.


TIME Call Call $5,000 1:00PM $300 ea Noon $200 10:00AM $300 11:00AM $1000 Limit 48 Call $300 w/32 $2.50/player min. $700 $500 $100 Limit 40 $$$ $1,000 w/40+ $300 ea $52,000 /full field $1000 w/64 $500 w/32

2:00PM Call Call 9:45AM 10:00AM 1:00PM 10:00AM 1:00PM 6:00PM Call Call Call

$1,000 w/64

10:00AM Call $500 11:00AM $$$ 10:00AM $$$ Call $300 11:00AM $300 ea Noon $1,000 w/64 9:00AM $1,000 9:00AM $500 w/25+ teams 8:00PM $300 w/32 2:00PM $700 Limit 32 Call Call $2,000 9:00AM $500 9:45AM $14,000 cash & prizes 7:00PM $100 Limit 20 10:00AM $300 ea 1:00PM $1,500 Limit 192 7:45AM Call Call $100 Limit 20 10:00AM $2.50/player min. Call $300 Limit 32 11:00AM $$$ Limit 128/64 10:00AM for the best prices on Predator cues and the newest jump stick on the market (6.75oz)

West Coast Tours WWR SCWBT

Western Women’s Regional July 20-21: Chalkers Billiard Club Winner: Jasmin Ouschan August 17-18 Cuephoria Winner: Michelle Rakin September 14-15 Broken Rack Billiards Emeryville, CA 510- 652- 9808 October 12-13 Hard Times Billiards Sacramento, CA 916-332-8798 November 16-17 Family Billiards San Francisco, CA 415-931-1115

April 13-14 Shooters (909) 785-9588 Winner: Laura Friedman June 1-2 Golden Cue Billiards (626) 575-4811 Winner: Jenny Lee August 10-11 Billiard Connection (818) 831-0747 Winner: Jane Fujinaga September 28-29 College Billiards (619) 583-6361 5303 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA WPBA Qualifier for NY & 2003 Event

2002Tour January 25-26 P J Pockets,WA Winner: Mona Remedios April 13-14 Q Street Billiards, OR Winner: Jeanne Crowell June 22-23 Shotze’s Bar & Grill - WA Winner: Kimberly Kirk August 17-18 The Cue Ball, OR Winner: Cindy Doty Sept. 14-15 Q Street Billiards Springfield, OR Oct 12-13 The Breaking Point Lynnwood, WA 8-Ball Event TBD Exhibition TBD

March 14-17, 2002 Cuetec Cues Players Championship Winner: Allison Fisher April 17-21, 2002 Spring Classic Winner: Karen Corr May 12-18, 2002 BCA Open 9-Ball Winner: Karen Corr July 12-14, 2002 Amateur Nationals Winner: Jasmin Ouschan August 21-25, 2002 Midwest Classic Winner: Allison Fisher September 4-8, 02 US Open 9-Ball Sandia Casino - Albuquerque, NM October 2-6, 2002 Cuetec Cues Fall Classic Amsterdam Billiard, NYC December 4-8, 2002 WPBA Nationals


September 2002

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Hard Times Billiards of Sacramento 5536 Garfield Ave Sacramento, CA 95841

Monthly Jamboree Weekend 1st Weekend of each month

One Pocket Saturday Sign up & Free Practice for Paid Entries 11AM Tournament Starts at Noon sharp! Entry fee $20 - Race to 4 - Single Elimination

$300 ADDED MONEY 9-Ball Sunday

Sign up & Free Practice for Paid Entries Noon Tournament Starts at 1PM sharp! Entry fee $20 Race to 6 Winners Side Race to 4 Losers Side

$300 ADDED MONEY $300 BONUS for winning both events !

Added money & bonus is dependent on 32 players in each event. If you’re going to be late to an event call ahead (916) 332-8793 or (916) 332-8798 ask for Russ Pettis - Tournament Director



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- 2 AM - 4 AM - 4 AM - 2 AM

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(206) 365-1187

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Dr Cue Billiards 1st Annual

‘B’ and Below 9-Ball Tournament September 28th-29th

Players Meeting Sat 28th 9:30 am Play Starts at 10 am Race to 9 - Double Elimination Finals Race to 11 64 Players Max. $50 Entry includes $10 green fee Guaranteed

$1,000 - 1


Place w/64 players

Paying out $3,560 to 1/4 of field w/64 players House adding $1,000+ w/64 Entry Deadline Friday Sep. 27th at Noon Late Entry after Friday at noon is $25 extra No Exceptions! Send entries to:

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