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Battle of Montana Challenge Match

Jack Madden

Jeff Boucher

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OTBnTV was proud to announce it's 1st free live streaming, Challenge Match on August 22, 2008. The Battle of Montana, aired at 8 PM Eastern. The challengers were Jack Madden and Jeff Boucher. The game is 10-Ball - The race is 21 - Alternating Break - Texas Express rules, no 3 foul rule. For information on Jack Madden go to http://www.johnmaddencues.com/ about/index.php Jeff Boucher is a 4 time Montana State MCMOA Champion. Jeff most recently finished 2nd in Masters in Las Vegas at the BCAPL Nationals this past May. To watch Jeff play Stan Tourangeau in the finals of the Holiday Classic November 2007 http:// w w w. o n t h e b r e a k n e w s . c o m / HolidayClassic07.htm We had posters up at your favorite bar, lounge, tavern, pool hall or anyplace you play pool, so others may 27 YEAR SPONSOR watch also. We appreciated your help CHARTER MEMBER in getting the word out. I came down with a sinus cold the day

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By Roger Long, Advanced Certified Instructor At the beginning of 2007 I started on a physical fitness program. It was nothing designed by a health club or physician; it was just a self-made goal, and a commitment to do whatever it took to reach that goal. My goal was to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year, and then work to keep the weight off. Today, over a year and a half later, I am happy Roger Long to report that I not only achieved my original weight-loss goal, but I have since exceeded it, as well as maintained an exercise and dietary program that has me feeling better than I have felt in my entire life. So what was it that prodded me to set this type of goal at my age (56, now 57)? Well, there were two motivators – one was personal, the other professional. On the personal level, I do not have health insurance so it is very important for me to take it upon myself to stay as healthy as I possibly can. On the professional level, I have long felt that playing good pool, especially under extreme pressure, is very stressful and requires extreme focus, both of which can physically wear a player down. This is especially true if they have to play under these conditions for long periods of time. It has been no wonder to me why professional players will often comment on how exhausted they are right after they’ve won a big tournament. With this second thought in mind, I have been hoping for the past few months to get the opportunity to test my pool game under a lengthy and stressful situation since my body seemed finally ready for it. I wasn’t sure if that was ever going to happen, however, as my work load and finances have been keeping me out of the larger tournaments for quite some time. And since I don’t gamble, I didn’t have that as an option, either. Then something wonderful happened. One of Arizona’s more notable young players called me out via the forums on a popular billiards website. He never did tell me exactly why he issued his challenge, but it took only a

little rudimentary logic from my grape-sized brain to deduce that someone was finally fed up with me writing stuff as though I actually know what I am talking about, and now they wanted to find out whether or not it is true. Well, fine then. I needed to find out the same thing for myself. Thus, a match was set up. The disciplines were to be Straight Pool to 150 points, a 10-Ball race to 20 games, and a One Pocket race to 5 games, all on a 9-foot table. The location was to be BullShooters in Phoenix •Arizona’s largest and busiest pool room. The day and time was to be a Saturday afternoon starting at 3:00PM and going until finished. To top it off, the event was to be live streamed on the Internet. So now let’s evaluate the situation. Here we had an old guy who hadn’t played on a 9-foot table in six years, had not played any serious competition in months, and had not been practicing at all, going up against a young guy who is one of the state’s rising stars, and one who had recently beaten Arizona’s very best player in a professional tournament; and they were to do this by way of a marathon match in front of a world-wide live audience. No pressure there! Right. So how did the match turn out? Well, my opponent won the 3-hour plus Straight Pool match by a score of 150-72. But then in the 10-Ball match, I came from 6 games behind to win that contest by a score of 20-18. In the tie-breaker, my opponent showed his superior One-Pocket skills by putting me away with a score of 3-0 (it had been shortened from a 5game race due to the time). I t was over nine hours of continuous, intense pool. And one in which my opponent came out with the better overall score. But I felt like it was I who really won that night. Why? Because late in the 10-Ball match – a grueling 4-hour test of wit and grit that, if you remember, came on the heels of a 3-hour Straight Pool match – one of the live-stream commentators made the statement that I looked like I had more stamina than my opponent. Wow! Now that’s what I consider reaching a goal! I think I just might be ready to enter some tournaments now.

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Arizona BCA State Championship

The Arizona BCA State Championship on August 7th - 10th, 2008 The lure of the 2008 BCA State Championship had 27 teams and 125 BCA Pool League members rally to the Mazatzal Casino nestled in the cool pines of Payson, AZ. With six titles at stake, and $14,550, the Open Men’s and Ladies combatants were the first to battle the tight, Pro cut 4-1/2" pockets on the sixteen, 7 foot Diamond Smart Tables. Draped in Simonis 860 Tournament Blue cloth, and dotted with Red Circle cue balls and Super Aramith Pro balls, the competitors enjoyed the best equipment known to amateur tournament play today. The new BCAPL tournament lights, complete with built in scoring beads 1st Ladies Open: Stevie Caylor apprized the competitors of their progress. With the newly compiled BCA Pool League (BCAPL) Rule book as reference, the players were ready to attack the racks The Men’s Open drew 60 players with Jerry Stuckart, e v e n t u a l l y, facing off a g a i n s t Robert Barry for the hotseat. Stuckart then 1st Place Ladies Team: Alexander'sWomens “A” Team sent Barry to the one loss side where Bob Soto waited. Soto had lost his second match but bounced back with eight in a row including big wins over Tony Flores, Joe Perez and Brandon Butler. Barry sent Soto to the stands in third place. Now, against Stuckart in the finals, Barry took an early lead and it looked like a second set was imminent. Stuckart, relentless, fought back to tie the score at hill-hill then claim the last rack and the Arizona State BCA Men’s title at 5-4. The Ladies Open event had 30 players contending tor the title. The winner’s side came down to Stevie Caylor from Prescott and Noel Rima from Phoenix. Caylor, a relative unknown to the Phoenix players, came with a

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Big Jeff Handles the Field

NORTHGLENN, CO - August 16, 2008 Cue Club regular Jeff Crawford made a nice undefeated run through the bracket of 23 players to claim the top prize at the Big Box Summer Series 8-Ball event. "Big Jeff" as we like to call him played well to dispatch Mike Hellmer, Johnny Vasquez, Bill Skinner and John Sanifer to the one loss side. Over on the one loss side the man on the move was BBSS 8-Ball Final Four; 2nd Nick Smith, 3rd Sgt John, Kiko. He won 5 4th Kiko and Champion Big Jeff matches in a row before running into Colorado Springs representative Nick Smith. Nick was in the middle of his own little run also winning 5 in a row, including a revenge match over John Sanifer, to take a crack at Big Jeff in the finals. The finals match would end in one set, however, and Nick would have to settle for second place. The monsoon-like conditions in the Denver area this day probably didn't help the turnout for this event but the Cue Club and the players managed to generate a respectable $1,380 pot nevertheless. Thanks to all the players that sailed out here! 1st Jeff Crawford $600 + 230 pts 2nd Nick Smith $350 + 115 pts 3rd John Sanifer $200 + 77 pts 4th Kiko $110 + 58 pts 5/6 Bill Skinner $60 + 46 pts Eric Gilbert $60 + 46 pts Rest of the field gets 10 points each

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bracket to take on Chris McDaniel. The hot seat match seemed to be all Hellmer at 6-3 in the race to 7, but McDaniel made it interesting by forcing a hill-hill game. Hammer would close the deal, however, and wait for an opponent in the finals. The battle for third was waged by a couple Big Box Summer Series champions in Bill Skinner (One Pocket) and Jeff Crawford (8-Ball). This match was all Skinner and he earned a rematch with McDaniel who had defeated him earlier getting a majority of the good fortune. The rolls seemed to be on Chris' side once again as he cruised to a 7-3 win and a birth in the finals. But they wouldn't last against the "Bulldog" Mike "the Hurricane/Hammer" Hellmer who snapped three 9-Ball breaks (all in different pockets) to win hill-hill again! Congrats to the Hammer. The Fall Kickoff main event, $1000 Added Barbox 8-Ball, is September 13 at the Cue Club. There will also be a second chance $200 added 8-Ball. These tourneys are for league promotion purposes but they remain open to all players! Thanks to Bob Winter of Players Choice Leagues for running a smooth tourney. Final Standings: 1st $340 Mike Hellmer 2nd $240 Chris McDaniel 3rd $170 Bill Skinner 4th $120 Jeff Crawford 5th $70 John Sanifer, Kiko 7th $45 Damond LeMoine, Greg Way 9th $30 Jared Valesquez, James Fortin, Frank Urbaniak Tim Channel


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Archer and Strickland Exhibition at Malarkey’s

by Michelle Barkdoll

to 2 in Johnny’s favor but Dan caroms the On Thursday, July 24th Johnny Archer (The cue ball off the 2 to pocket a difficult 9 thus Scorpion) and Earl (The Pearl) Strickland tying the match 2-2. Louie breaks and runs conducted two pool schools, for those that the next game giving him the lead. Then registered for this rare opportunity, and then Archer wins the following game. With the performed a 3 hour exhibition later that score 4-3, Dan gets a shot and runs the table evening at Malarkey’s Pool & Brew in to win the set. It was nice having our own Tacoma, WA. The pool schools and area world class player show his talent on exhibition were specially organized for the the pool table … way to go Dan! American Poolplayers Association Back to drawing the third set of names to members. play scotch doubles; Jim Ackers (w/ Archer) With over a hundred spectators, Earl and Joe Mack (w/ Strickland) were the lucky Strickland performed his awesome trick shot winners. ‘Team Strickland’ pulled it out. The exhibition. Then throughout the course of the last two names to be drawn for a scotch night eight people would be drawn from raffle match were Paul Alexander (w/ Strickland) tickets to play a game of scotch doubles and Drew McMahon (w/ Archer). Again, ‘Team with Johnny and Earl. The first two names Strickland’ won. drawn were Dave Wingate (paired with For the close of the evening, Johnny and Earl Johnny) and Nina Arnold (paired with Earl). spent over an hour autographing whatever ‘Team Strickland’ won that match … woo Earl Strickland and Johnny Archer was given to them to sign (and there were hoo Nina! The second two names were Dan some doozies) and taking pictures with everyone. (Malarkey’s seemed to Wingate (w/ Earl) and Jo Woodward (w/ Johnny). This time ‘Team Archer’ have a few missing cue balls after the autographing segment … hummm?) was victorious. All in all, it was a great treat to have these players visit our area where the Next Dan Louie played Johnny Archer a Race to 5. The match started off 1 pros do not normally stop. We hope to have another event such as this again. Thanks to Mark Cantrill for scheduling arrangements, also Johnny and Earl for exhibiting their legendary talent and spending time for autographs and pictures. Adams Wins PCL Fall Kickoff "B's and Down Special" @ the Colorado Cue Club NORTHGLENN, CO - August 16, 2008

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21 pool players came out of the rain to battle it out on the bar boxes for a $300 added 8-Ball event. This event was the first of the "Players Choice Leagues Fall Kickoff Series". James Forton, Jesse Sandoval, Charlie Williamson, Don Adams Bob Winter of Players Choice Leagues ran the event and came ready to take league sign ups. Only "B" level players and down were allowed play. Don Adams dominated this event moving through the winner's side defeating the likes of James Fortin, Sonny DeGuzman, Les Bagley & Jesse Sandoval to take the hot seat. Charlie Williamson lost his second match to Sean Caldwell and worked his way through the left side with victories over Ernie, Deb, Levi, James and finally Jesse to get a shot at Don for the Championship. Don did not let up and made it a short match for the title. PCL Fall VNEA Leagues start this coming September. Sign up by September 12th with your rosters and get ready to get started the week of September 22nd. 1st $170 Don Adams 2nd $125 Charlie Williamson 3rd $90 Jesse Sandoval 4th $55 James Fortin 5th $35 Levi, Sean Caldwell 7th $20 Deb Gustafson, Les Bagles


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Ellerman Tops Evans

September 2008

The 5th stop of the Desert Classic Tour was played this past weekend at matched up with old school Chuck Evans. Mitch’s style is fast and powerful Bullshooters in Phoenix, AZ. The original location was moved and recently where Chuck is more slow and calculated. Mitch rattled off the first few opened Bullshooters did an outstanding job of racks while Chuck “The Mailman” Evans picked hosting the tour event. It is located at 35th Ave away at a few games of his own. After a short & Peoria in Phoenix, the old Six Shooters. And match, Mitch was able to pull away to continue WOW have they done a fantastic job converting his undefeated tournament and sit upon the hot this place into the nicest and largest billiards hall seat thrown. in the area. Awaiting Chuck on the 1 lose side was Gus 43 players showed up to compete for the Big Briseno. The two played a very exciting match Table 9 - Ball tournament. Chuck Evans and back in forth for the chance to upset the kid. They Mitch Ellerman played their way to the Hot-Seat traded leads throughout the match but in the end while other top players from around the state Chuck was able to edge Gus out. Congrat’s to were all vying for spots in the money. At the end Gus with his 3rd place finish. of Saturday’s play 12 players were set to return The finals, as is with all Desert Classic Tour on Sunday, all of which were guaranteed in the events is a One Set Race to 13 games. Chuck money. “The Mailman” Evans verses Mitch “The A great thing about the Desert Classic Tour, is Wonderboy” Ellerman. Chuck wins the coin toss that they cater to the lower ranked players by and breaks the first rack “Dry”. Mitch showed offering an 8 & Under Side pot for the highest that he was definitely here to win as he ran off Mitch Ellerman finishing player rating an Arizona 8 and lower. In the first two racks to take an early lead. Chuck this tourney two players tied to split the side pot. Carlos Avalos and Jude got his first game at 3 - 1, before Mitch got down to business. He used his both played some tough matches to earn a share of the side pot. fast style and superior ball making skills to run off the next 8 games before George Teyechea found himself in a tough battle with Gus Briseno with the Chuck could get on the board again to make it 11 - 2. At 12 - 3 Mitch loser taking 5th/6th. The two went back in forth, tied at 4, tied at 5 and missed his first ball on the match. Leaving an incredible hill to climb for again at 6 - 6, but Gus strung together a few racks late to get on the hill The Mailman. Chuck did not seem rattled at all at this point as he worked first. Congrat’s to George for his strong finish after his 9 - 7 defeat. Gus his way through a few racks, played a few safety games and got the game awaited his challenger in the next round and it turned out to be one of the back to 12 - 7. In game 20 though, Chuck worked his way through the rack organizers of the event Dennis Orender. Dennis and Gus played a nail only to just get on the wrong side of the 7 ball in the side pocket. biter and ended up hill-hill. On the case game they traded safes and position Without much angle at all, he drilled the ball into the side and tried to move play back in forth. Dennis was left with a really tough shot on the 6 ball. He whitey around the table 3 rails. The tables that were just re-done in previous bared down and fired on it but it just didn’t find a pocket, leaving Gus a 4 weeks didn’t allow the ball to make it all the way to the bottom rail for the 8. ball out for the win. Congrat’s to Dennis for another strong finish in the Chuck quickly decided between banking it back or trying the extreme cut in Desert Classic Tour. the corner. He elected the cut shot and came up short. He tapped the cue For the Hot Seat we find the tale of two styles as young gun Mitch Ellerman ball to concede the victory to Mitch Ellerman. With that win Mitch will be the new leader in the Desert Classic Tour’s Overall Leaderboard. At the end of the season the top 8 players in the standings will be seeded in the final tournament. With over $6000 of added money already in the pot, the finals will definitely be the event to attend. Because of Alexander’s closing it’s doors earlier this year the final location is still up in the air. Stay tuned to AZPoolScene.com and www.desertclassictour.com for updates. I want to thank Bullshooters for hosting what I can only imagine is the first of many great events. The upgrades throughout the building were great to enjoy and the staff very helpful and polite. If you haven’t had the change to stop in yet, I highly recommend doing so. There are Pool Leagues and Dart Leagues forming soon. 1 $1230 Mitch Ellerman 2 $600 Chuck Evans 3 $400 Gus Briseno 4 $225 Dennis Orender 5-6 $150 George Teyachea, Jeff Thomas Rocky 7-8 $100 Rudy Alameda, Don Westbrooks Mountain 9-12 $75 Ray Robles, Jeff Pranke, Nick Deleon, Rick Schmitz www.resslermotors.com 1735 W Main, Bozeman, MT

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Bill Mildenberger died yesterday in Portland from complications of the heart. He had been in intensive care for about a week. He was a long time owner of the Nite Hawk in Portland and he was a leader in making the northwest a great place for pool. Bill was the first President of Western BCA and without his early leadership the Western BCA would not be where it is today. He was instrumental in getting Chinook Winds as a site for our Championships and he always gave more money and time to the sport of pool than anyone realized. Bill had been the President of the PACS since the split between ACS and BCAPL in 2004. The pool community has lost a champion of the sport. --- Bill Henderson, President Western BCA What I always admired about Bill was you always knew whether he liked you or didn’t like you. He didn’t pull any punches in dealing with people, and most knew where they stood with him. Diplomacy was not Bill’s strong suit, as he was honest in speaking his mind, regardless of the forum he was addressing. He displayed a hard exterior, but those closest to him knew he could have a soft heart. Wily, cantankerous, generous and tough rolled up into a package that endeared him to those who had the time to really know him. He displayed strong leadership skills, but he possessed the wisdom to hear opinions from those he respected before rendering a decision. Bill was always at the forefront of supporting northwest pool with his great events at the Nitehawk and the founding of the Western BCA; and he carried on his leadership role with the Pacific ACS and as a director on the national ACS Board. Perhaps Bill had a foreboding of his demise, as over the last year he handed over his leadership baton to those officers and directors who could carry on his tradition of building his associations stronger for the future. His legacy will continue. From the national American CueSports Alliance (ACS), its player members and directors, we are truly saddened to lose a great sportsman and a great friend. He will be greatly missed, and we will rededicate ourselves to carrying on his love for the sport. – John Lewis, Executive Director - ACS We at The Break were shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. While on deliveries, I always looked forward to stopping at the NiteHawk and talking to Bill. He always found the time to sit and talk. He was always interested in what pool news I had heard in my travels. I had the priviledge to work with Bill when he was president of the Western BCA and of the Pacific ACS and admired his dedication to the sport. He worked tirelessly to bring pool to the players of the Northwest. He will be missed by all who knew him and the sport of pool has lost a great advocate. It is with an great sense of loss that we wish you goodbye. -- Don “Cheese” Akerlow, The Break

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Let The Ball Roll By: Bob Jewett One of the most common mistakes I see beginning and intermediate players make when they are playing position is to complicate the shot. Often they will try to use lots of power and/or spin when a Bob Jewett simple rolling cue ball would suffice. The natural state of the cue ball is to be rolling smoothly on the cloth. This is nicely demonstrated by using a striped ball as the cue ball and shooting it the length of the table with draw. If you shoot at gentle speed, within a few diamonds of travel you will see the backspin disappear and turn first into sliding and then into smooth rolling. One big advantage of the rolling cue ball is that it is easy to predict where the cue ball will go. As long as you pocket the ball and get the speed right, the cue ball’s ending spot is very repeatable. In comparison, with draw shots the final cue ball location depends on both how much draw and speed you started with, how far away the object ball is, and how sticky the cloth is. Lots of things have to be right or at least taken into account for a draw shot to turn out well. The same is often true of side spin shots with the added complications of squirt, swerve and throw. Sometimes such shots are necessary for the position you need to play, but they should not be your first choice. Here is a drill to help you perfect your rolling shots. The goal on each shot is to pocket an object ball with a rolling cue ball and just barely pocket a second ball with the cue ball. The object balls go on the X’s in the diagram and the nine ball goes in the jaws of the pocket. The cue ball is where ever you want on each shot, so you will have to select the angle that makes the shot possible and/or easy. To make sure the cue ball is rolling when it hits the object ball, start back a couple of diamonds and shoot at least a tip above center on the cue ball. Only put one ball up at a time or the extra balls will interfere with the shot. The object ball always goes into pocket A. For some of the positions shown, it may be impossible to both pocket the object ball and just roll to the nine. See if you can work out the areas on the tables where the requirements (Jewett continued on page 26)

Bac k to P ool! Back Pool!

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By Samm Diep (c) August 2008

It’s that time of the year again! As the leaves turn, the kids go back to school and the fall pool league season begins. Do you have any plans for a better league season this year? Can you improve from last year? Now would be a good time to set some tangible, measurable goals. Maybe we want to move up by one handicap. Maybe we want a higher win percentage. The great thing with league is that someone else is keeping stats for you. Your kids come home with progress reports that show their development and indicate their areas for improvement. Granted, the league stats won’t identify the shots you miss most often or how many times you play a safety, but most will show ERO’s Samm Diep (Earned Run-Outs) and win-loss percentages. Now remember, our goals must be performance based, not outcome based. If we put in the time, the results will follow. If you play five people in one night that all run the table on you, that was not a result of your performance. Let’s start with something simple! Choose a new drill each week to focus on. This should be something that allows you to target a weakness in your game. Perhaps you dislike rail cut shots or have a phobia of draw shots. If you can’t identify your weakness, just ask one of your teammates. Obviously, if one week is not enough time, keep working on it. Don’t move on to another one until you’ve got it. If you’re having trouble with it, ask for help. That’s the only way to improve. Here’s one that I enjoy. It requires minimal set up and is a great warm-up before leagues or tournaments: In a perfect rack, the center ball doesn’t move. It’s very common to find the 8 or 9 ball still in the rack area after the break. In this exercise, set up the 8 ball or 9 ball one ball behind the spot (basically, the same place it gets racked). Shoot the shot with ball in hand in the kitchen. If you find that’s too difficult, move the cue ball closer. Make sure you’re using a very level cue and very little side-spin. Use a deliberate, smooth stroke and try to get the cue ball back to the kitchen area, or close. Re-spot the ball (or another one) and shoot it again from where the cue ball stopped. You’d be surprised how many times the money ball stays put after the break. The next time you face this game-winning shot you’ll already have it in your arsenal. Pick up a book, watch a video, surf the internet, or simply read through the rest of this publication. There are so many great resources out there to help you get started. Many of them won’t even cost you a dime! PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT POOLTIPJAR.COM “RANDOM SMATTERINGS OF POOLTHOUGHTS &ARTICLES”. You can take polls, view article archives, and read tournament and training updates. SAMM DIEP, “CHERRY BOMB” HOUSE PROAT MILE NINE & RACK ‘EM BILLIARDS (AURORA, CO)AUTHOR OF “YOU MIGHT BEAD PLAYER IF... (101 CLASSIC MOVES THATALL POOL PLAYERS CANAPPRECIATE)” VISIT: WWW.SAMMSPOCKET.COM FUN & UNIQUE PRODUCTS FOR POOL PLAYERS

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Seattle 9-Ball Open Randy Camantigue and Jack’s Billiards (Formally Uncle Jack’s) in Lynnwood, Washington, held the second annual Seattle 9-Ball Open. The tournament was held over the weekend of August 23th and 24th, with players

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Raul, Chucky Holyoke, John Doherty, Randy Camantigue

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N W PA P ro Q u a l i f i e r From: Chris Rogers and Ford - Tournament Directors

On August 16th and 17th, The Parlor in Bellevue, WA was host to the

Dave Lauer- The Parlor, Yu Ram Cha, Kim Hole, Chris Rogers - Tournament Director

NWPA’s 5th tour stop. It was also a WPBA Qualifier for a paid entry to their upcoming stop in Lincoln City, OR. As this is a difficult event to get an invite and the closeness in proximity to us, it was circled on the calendar by all the top local players. But it also drew attention across North America. Players came from California, Minnesota, British Columbia and Florida. Once again, The Parlor shone through with its amazing décor, service, and playing conditions. And with the advent of all day happy hour prices for food and drinks on Sunday, it has gotten even better. The players from out of town all commented on this being the nicest pool room in which they had ever played. It was one of these players, however, that stood out from the others. Yu Ram Cha, who is staying in Florida but is from Korea, has been working (NWPA continued on page 26)

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FAIR - FUN - REWARDING M8 Pool Leagues has grown to become the largest Independent Pool League in the world with over 600 Teams and 5000 members in the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN area alone. This is mainly attributed to the utilization of the best handicapping system available to pool leagues. And now it is available to any pool league - anywhere! There isn’t any “Set up Fees” or “Franchise Fees”; you just need to have the desire to improve the status of pool leagues in your area. The M8 handicapping system gives EVERY pool player that steps up to the table the best opportunity of winning that match. Nearly 3 out of every 4 sets played in M8 has gone hill/hill meaning both players have an opportunity to win the match by winning that game. Combine that with the fact that M8 pays back more of the players money than most league systems - with team prizes of $10,000.00 at 3 different levels and no requirements to travel to Las Vegas to get your prize - you get paid right on site at our Annual Tournament. We have both “Match Play” - where it’s one on one play a race to ratings, and we have “Round Robin Play” where all five players on each team play all five players on the other team one game each. Both of these formats of play are handicapped with the “Fair Play” system and it absolutely has made the game of pool much more exciting for the league players. Any Vendors, League Operators, Pool Room Owners, and Bar Owners - if you are interested in an inexpensive way of rejuvenating your pool related business, give us a call at 651-636-2022 or visit us at www.M8Pool.com for more details.


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Atw ell Qualif ies W or ld 10-Ball Atwell Qualifies Wor orld Evelyn Dysart and the Midwest 9-Ball Tour rolled into Magoo’s Billiards in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a weekend of pool. The prize was an entry into the WPA World 10-Ball Championship in Manila, Philippines in this $2,000 added tournament. Beside the 1st place qualifier, 2nd and 3rd Glenn Atwell and Evelyn Dysart, Tournament Director places would win entry into the 2008 Reno Open. There was a strong field of 20 pool players that showed up to battle it out. Glenn Atwell waited in the hot seat after defeating Mark Garza and sending him to the one loss side. On the one loss side Dustin Gunia was facing Chip Compton in the quarterfinals. The match was hard fought but Dustin came out on top with a score of 9-6 and Chip took home 4th place. Next up for Dustin was Mark Garza, fresh off his loss for the hot seat. Unfortunately for Dustin, Mark had his sights set on a rematch with Glenn and went on to defeat Dustin 9-5 and send him home in 3rd place. The rematch was set, Mark would have to defeat Glenn twice to be able

to claim first place and his trip to Manila for the World 10 Ball Championships. The match went back and forth with both players tied at 3. Atwell was perched for the win as the score stood at 7-6 and Glenn only needed to more racks for the win and that is exactly what he did. Glenn won rack 14 and for a grand finale broke and ran the last rack. End of MarkGarza and Evelyn Dysart, Tournament Director story. The World 10 Ball Championships will be held in Manila, Philippines September 29 - October 5. More information can be found at www.wpapool.com. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

$2,000 Glenn Atwell (Vancouver, WA) + expenses paid to Philippines World 10-Ball Championships $600 Marc Garza (Houston, TX) + Entry to Reno Qualifier $360 Dustin Gunia (Omaha, NE) + Entry to Reno Qualifier $240 Chip Compton (Oklahoma City, OK)


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Dave Piona Memorial

CONCORD, CA In an unprecedented show of support to the memory of Dave Piona; friends, relatives and pool supporters attended the event organized by the Diablo Valley Pool League founders Tina and Cony Mendoza; with the support of Vinnie’s Bar owner, Parker, who not only added money to the pot, but also barbecued a delicious lunch for only $5 a plate. Randy Piona, nephew of the late Dave Piona added $500 to the event making it a very juicy pot for those that traveled from everywhere to take part in the event. Randy also committed to add $500 more to this same tournament next year.

eager to take a shot at the pot. Cony and Tina, tag teamed all day to keep the tournament going without skipping a beat. Having veterans Julie Hunter and Christina Piona by the board, both previous tournament directors, helped the event run even more smoothly. It was a great group of people that showed up and among them were Gene Miller from San Francisco, Julie Hunter , director of the 9-Ball Regional Women’s Tour, Ron Cook, Richard Chudy, renowned cue maker, Noel Campos, National BCA Open Champion, Holly Robinson National Senior BCA champion. Christina Piona also announced that Tony Annigoni of the USPPA, added a free entry to the Sands Reno 9ball Open tournament coming up in December 2008 to the winner of this event. (Piona Results continued on page 27)

Craig Oden, Randy Piona, Cony Mendoza, Chris McDonald

The format was double elimination, one game, 3 tables and 58 pool players

FROM CHRISTINA & STAR PIONA “The 2nd Annual Dave Piona 8 Ball Open was a reminder of so many of the good things that pool has to offer. I was reminded how Cony and Tina Mendoza stepped up almost immediately after I lost Dave last year and offered to host a memorial tournament in his honor. They worked hard and without any financial gain for themselves; Parker, owner of Vinnie’s Bar and Grill provided the facility and tables, offered up a BBQ lunch for the players; and the players themselves came and helped us with their support, encouragement and more importantly true caring. Everyone put their literal and figurative arms around us and showered us with love. This year’s tournament had a different, yet familiar feel. This year, I was excited to see the players and hoped that there would be a good turnout. This year, I assisted Cony and Tina in getting the word out about the tournament. This year, I was still encouraged and supported by the players and spectators. But it this year was also my turn to reach out and let the players know just how important they were to Dave and his family. So many comrades of the green felt; so many road stories; so many years and so much history – it was such a special feeling. A mere thank you doesn’t seem to be enough to express the gratitude that we feel for everyone who has stepped up to help us in so many, many ways. I couldn’t have made it this past year

Christina & Star Piona

Tina Mendoza

without you special people; you players and friends know who you are. We look forward to next year and another very successful event. I look forward to seeing many of you at the various tournaments that I may drop by to see”. Christina & Star Piona


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1st Place Vinnie’s - The Players Club

2nd Place Farrington’s - Right on Q

The Diablo Valley Pool league is a non profit organization which is mainly geared to the need of the entry and mid level pool player. Our main goal is to prepare players to participate in the BCA-ACS National 8-Ball Tournaments which are held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. All our leagues are handicapped providing equal opportunities to all participants. All teams get paid, and we also pay top 10 players. Most improved players are recognized and encouraged to continue to improve. We have just finished the Women’s League 8 ball which plays on Wednesday at 7:30pm. We had 14 teams (1 blind) participating on a double round (22 weeks). FINAL STANDINGS /$$$$$$ 1) Vinnies-The Players Club $1715+$600 2) Farrington's-Right on Q $1286+$400 3) Magoo's-Bitches Forever $1115+$300 4) The Office-The Bad Tinker bells $943+$200 5) Vinnie's-Outsiders $729 6) Rack' Em Up-A whole Different Animal $643 7) Magoo's-Erin $557 8) Scores-T & A $429 9) Farrington's-Underdog Cue’s $364 10) 1220 Pine-Warriors $279 11) Farrington's-Hot Shots $214 12) Rack Em Up-Wild Cue’s $171 13) The Office-Qless $129

3rd Place Magoo’s Bitches Forever

Leslie Armstrong

TOP 1) 2) 3) 4)

Shawn Modelo

4 SHOOTERS 08 Leslie Armstrong Shawn Modelo Darla Decker Anna Heaney

MOST IMPROVED 08

Angie Nelson

Darla Decker

Anna Heaney

$100 $90 $70 $60 TEAM TOURNEY DAY 1) LeAnn's team $130 2) Tina's team $78 3) Erin's team $52

Top Four Women of singles women tourney on Team Tourney day

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9 players left after team tourney


September 2008

Sam’ s St ra ight Pool Sam’s Stra raight

PORTLAND, OR Twenty-three players was a record for the 1st Sunday of the month tournament at Sam’s Billiards. Who would have expected it to happen in August on a beautiful day? Perhaps the Johnny Archer - Earl Strickland exhibition 11 days earlier inspired a few more people than usual to join the straight pool tournament. Bob Zack took the top honors as he generally does when he plays. He had to beat some very good players to get there, including Michael Jensen, John Fleming and Mike Deitchman. Other players making the finals, but not ending up in the money included Tracy Fannin, Michael Justice, Darin Walding and John Lewis. There were many fine players who were eliminated in the first round. The player to come from the furthest distance was Walter Nead, a very good player who came from Montana to visit Jason at Sam’s. Many thanks for making this a record-setting tournament. The final results of the August 3 Bob Zack tournament were as follows: 1st $100 Bob Zack 2nd $70 Michael Jensen 3rd $50 John Fleming 4th $35 Mike Deitchman High Run: 36 - John Fleming The next 1st-Sunday Straight Pool Tournament is scheduled for September 7 at 11 AM (open tables from 10 AM). Please show up on time; we may have to limit entry if this tournament keeps growing.

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(l to r) Matt Horner, Ron Rakestraw, Dillon Standley, Bobby Schindler

SALEM, OR - August 2nd, 2008 Player Rating

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BCA Cuts Events BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Forecasting an $800,000 operating loss this year on its balance sheet after a disappointing Expo in June, the Billiard Congress of America is planning to tighten its belt several notches in its next fiscal year and cut support for some high-profile events and organizations. Among the casualties will be the BCA’s annual professional 9-ball tournament, produced this year as the GenerationPool.com 9-Ball Championships. The BCA also has elected not to stage an induction ceremony for new members of the BCA Hall of Fame elected in 2009. Those high-profile annual events were just two of the programs slashed from the 2008-2009 budget when the BCA Board of Directors met in Lake Forest, Ill., in early August. With the billiard industry still mired in a horrendous economic slump and the BCA coming off its smallest trade show in 15 years, the board of directors voted to eliminate events and affiliated association support for at least one year. “The board voted to suspend funding to all sources and organizations until we can better analyze the extent of this economic downturn,” said BCA President Sean Cummings of Brunswick Billiards in an embargoed interview last week. “We can’t continue deficit spending, and we determined that the best way to handle budget cuts was with a uniform approach.” Cummings left open the possibility that an outside organization could take the reins of the 9-ball event or Hall of Fame ceremony. “The question is at what level of quality they would be staged,” he said. “If somebody wants to do it right, we would certainly entertain it.” The BCA, which derives virtually all of its revenue from its annual International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo and through membership dues, is projecting an $800,000 net operating loss for its 2007-08 fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The association’s annual pro 9-ball tournament, which the BCA produces for telecast on ESPN, loses more than $100,000 per year, while the annual Hall of Fame ceremonies typically run at a $50,000 deficit. While the final numbers from the 2008 Expo had not been tallied as of last week, Cummings said that the Charlotte, N.C.-based show would make at least a $60,000 profit or slightly more. For perspective, the 2006 BCA Expo in Houston generated a $1.1 million profit for the association. The disappointing result and changed expectations prompted the BCA board to budget very conservatively for 2008-2009. “We had to make tough choices,” Cummings said. “We cut discretionary spending, spending on the home office, contracted services ...” The BCA contracts its member services, accounting, technology, association management and some public relations/marketing with Meeting Expectations in Atlanta. The association manages the expo, marketing and some graphic design through its office in Broomfield, Colo. Cuts in those areas are likely to be confined to employee time allocation. In addition to the GenerationPool.com 9-Ball Championships and the Hall of Fame inductions, the BCA will suspend its financial support of pool-related organizations such as the National Wheelchair Poolplayers Association and Association of College Unions-International (ACU-I). According to Cummings, the BCA will continue as the North American member confederation to the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), but will not supply funds for American players to travel to WPA events. According to Johnson, the budget cuts will save the BCA approximately $300,000 in the coming budget year. Johnson insisted that education and research will continue to be funded. In further efforts to reel in spending, the BCA will reduce its commitment at the (BCA Cuts continued on page 24)

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NCS Announcement

National Championship Series Announced by CueSports International, LLC CueSports International, LLC (CSI), the parent company of the BCA Pool League (www.playbca.com), the United States Bar Table Championships (USBTC) and the Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament, would like to announce the National Championship Series (NCS). The NCS will be a series of five national events in the following cue sport disciplines: 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14.1Continuous and One Pocket. The first NCS event will be the 8-Ball Division. For players to participate in the 8-Ball Division they must be either a U.S. resident or possess a U.S. passport. The winner will receive all paid expenses to the prestigious World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) 2009 World 8-Ball Championship. Last year’s world event was held in Fujairah, UAE. The 2009 event is anticipated to be held in mid-April. The following information applies to all five NCS events. Qualifier tournaments will be held at billiard rooms throughout the United States. All NCS events will be open to men and women - both amateurs and professionals. Players are not required to be a member of any national league or association. In the initial years of the NCS, everyone must qualify - there will not be any invited players. Mark Griffin, CEO of CSI expressed the need for a more formalized national championship system, “The U.S. is one of the few countries that does not conduct national championships. CSI saw the possibility of creating opportunities for pool players while offering national exposure for the billiards industry. This structure will determine for the first time a true national champion in all five disciplines.” More information will be released in the next few weeks. Room owners with any questions, interest in hosting a qualifier in your state or region, or in hosting the national event, please contact Holly Ryan at holly@cuesportsintl.com or at 702-719-7665. CueSports International, LLC, goal is to create and improve opportunities for pool players of all abilities through fair governance and equitable policies.

August Jamboree

September 2008

By Tom Suarez Tournament Director

SACRAMENTO, CA Tony Chohan ended his west coast visit by taking 1st place in the One Pocket and 9 Ball events. Tony took a break from the Detroit and areas east and south of the modern day pool world to visit the west coast and his friends. Tony also took 1st place at almost all the regional tournaments he played. Mr. Chohan won the monthly One Pocket event going undefeated and not losing a game to a very strong field of Northern California’s best players. T-Rex took the 1st place prize of $340. 32 players at $20 each and $500 added by Hard Times for a total of $1140.00 in the One Pocket prize fund. Tony Chohan There were 44 players for the monthly 9 Ball event generating a pot of $2100.00. Hard Times added $1,000.00. Once again Tony showed he’d gained some more skills back east by going thru the winners side undefeated and only losing 3 games total. Jeff Heath’s only loss on the winners side was to Tony for the Hot Seat. Jeff went to the left side to meet Billy Palmer in the finals of the one loss side. Tony and Jeff met in the finals of the true double elimination. Tony had Jeff 5-1 and got out of line just enough in the 7th game to let Jeff back into the match. Mr. Heath caught fire and ran 4 racks to tie it Hill-Hill and then won the next game after a long safety battle. The final set Jeff won the first game and then it was all Tony. Mr. Chohan collected the 1st place prize of $660. One Pocket Saturday August 2nd 1st $340 Tony Chohan 2nd $240 Rafael Martinez 3rd $160 Melvin McKay 4th $120 Jeff Heath 5th $80 Chris MacDonald and Jeff Gregory 7th $60 James Williams and Trevor Smith 9 Ball Sunday August 3rd 1st $660 Tony Chohan 2nd $400 Jeff Heath 3rd $260 Billy Palmer 4th $180 George Michaels 5th $120 Robert Aldana and Justin Whitehead 7th $80 John Henderson and Frank Nordmann 9th $50 Kyuno Yun, Art Valencia, Trevor Smith and Jeff Gregory. Hard Times Billiards e D of Sacramento or EE y 5536 Garfield Ave m NT ne A o Sacramento, CA R m A U (916) 332-8793 G

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Cadillac Island Summer Tournaments Tommy Sliva Takes July 9-Ball LONGVIEW, WA - July 12-13, 2008 27 die hard pool players showed up to play in the B & Under handicapped 9-Ball tournament held at Cadillac Island. The entry was $40 plus $10 green fee and this was a good turn out for a summer tournament with great weather outside. 1st Tommy Sliva 2nd Jake Holper 3rd Larry Beck

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Mike Guest Cadillac Winner from Mike Jensen LONGVIEW, WA - August 16-17, 2008 Cadillac Island hosted a handicapped 9 Ball tournament for B and Below that had a strong field of 50 players vying for the $500 added prize fund. 1st Mike Guest Tacoma 2nd Danny Stewart Tacoma 3rd Ron Oh (Portland, OR) The next tournament to be held at Cadillac Island will be a 3 person team event Sept 20-21. Each team is allowed 1 master player. Team entry is $120 with a 32 team limit and $500 added to the prize fund based on 20 teams. Doors open at 11 am. If you need more information call Mike Jensen at 360-957-0065.

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CORRIDO WINS from: Jeff Jackson - Island Casino’s Entertainment Director

Eddy Corrido takes down the Classic Island Casino in Kennewick Washingtons Handicap tournament August 9th and 10th. It was a small field of 25 players for the tournament but everything ran smooth for Tournament Director Dave Schneider. Players were rated from 4 to 7 and there was races to 9 on both sides.Sammy Maul from Moses Lake, Jim Adams Tri Cities, Cooco Lower Valley, Roy Garza Walla Walla , Dave Schneider Tri Cities and Eddy Corrido Seattle/Yakima all joined the field and were our top 6 finishers in the tournament. Sammy was put in the losers bracket after a tough loss to Jim Adams, Jim had Sammy down 8-0 and Sammy got it back to 8-7 before Jim got out again to finish the match what a comeback. Roy beat Dave Schneider 9-7 to stay undefeated, and Eddy beat Jim Adams 9-4 with Jim having a 3

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Big Sky State Games By: Rachel Kinerson Breakers Billiard Supply held the 2008 Youth Billiards Big Sky State Games

SAN FRANCISCO TAVERN POOL ASSOCIATION SPRING 2008 CHAMPIONS from: Gene Miller

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on July 19. We saw many new faces, as well as some familiar ones. We were also pleased to have two female contestants. There were two divisions based upon age; 15 and under and 15 to 20(Youth). We also ran a doubles tournament at the end of our bracket tournament. Marco Morris took gold in the 15 and under with Corbin Albright taking silver, and Canyon Crooker and Spencer Scala tying for the bronze. Tyler Yost of Livingston took gold in the Youth division with Marco Morris taking silver and Corbin Albright taking bronze. The doubles tournament was won by Tyler Yost and Jeff Berg. Marco Morris and Corbin Albright took silver. Conner Albright and Ryan Bird took bronze. The turn out was exceptional and the players participated with maturity beyond their years. Breakers was proud to host such a great bunch of up and coming pool Tyler Yost takes a shot during the players. winning match against Marco Morris

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Phoenix TAP To Send Six Teams To The TAP Nationals

WOW! Four tournaments - four weekends - six teams qualified to go to the TAP Nationals in Orlando, Florida. August was a busy month for Phoenix TAP - first qualifying the final session’s teams to go to Masters, then corralling all of the teams who qualified in the previous three sessions during 2007 to participate in the 2008 Phoenix Masters. The Phoenix Masters determined the “best-ofthe-best” TAP teams qualified to go to the TAP Nationals. Out of a field of 150 teams for each of the Kolby’s - plays out of Kolby’s on University & Mill - Steve Johnson (Cpt), three sessions out of the Amber Crowder, Chuck Sundgaard, Jonathon Johnson, Justin Roan, year, six teams emerged Lester Penning, Steve Zamanakos and Tony Major. as the Phoenix TAP elite. Let’s give a little recognition for a job well done! In addition to the players, the bars and billiard establishments who support these teams are to also be commended. All of these winning teams play in rooms that take pride in their business and provide an environment where players enjoy their experience and want to spend a lot of their time playing league and practicing. All players participating at the Nationals have their hotel, airfare and entry fee Major Pain - plays out of Skip & Jan’s on Elliot & Priest - paid by Phoenix TAP - totaling over Freddie Lucero (Cpt), Ron Dusseau, Alex Lucero, Al Garcia, $4500 per team - making this one of Dave McNamara, David Rayner and James Hitzroth. the highest paid recreational leagues in the Valley of the sun. Good luck and good shooting - the next level of play at the Nationals will be even more exciting and challenging - you’d better bring your “A” game!

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Arizona BCA

September 2008 (continued from page 6)

1st Men's Masters: Dennis Orender

This left the Open Teams event undecided. All players in attendance agreed that the early favorite was Cop and Robbers. The team was crammed with talent including reigning Masters Champion Dennis Orender and National Barbox 8-Ball Champion Mitch Ellerman. All that talent was not enough as the Land Sharks from Crazy Earls, in the third round, put them in the loser’s bracket. The Sharks pummelled two more strong teams, X Factor from Phoenix and then the White Rhinos from Prescott, to sit atop in the hot-seat. Who else to confront them in the finals

— none other than Cop and Robbers? The first set was a close one, but a victorious Cop and Robbers and forced a second set. The Land Sharks quickly found that allowing their opponents to see the finish line was bad strategy. Cop and Robbers crushed the team from Crazy Earls in the final set to become Arizona State BCA Champions. 2008 AZ BCA State Championship was another successful event with five of the six events being won by teams from Alexander’s in Phoenix. A true testament to the level of talent 1st Men's Open: JerryStuckart there was also a statement to what players lost when Alexander’s, unfortunately, closed their doors earlier this year. This year’s players unanimously agreed that the new location of Mazatzal Casino was outstanding and wish to thank the entire staff for their care and dedication to service. Ladies Open Division 1st $725 Stevie Caylor 2nd $525 Lourdes Lomelo 3rd $350 Noel Rima 4th $200 Sonia Florez 5th $100 Natalie Hostler, Claudia Justus 7th $75 Linda McBride-Adams, Char Alcott Ladies Masters 1st $500 Susan Williams 2nd $250 Bernie Store Men’s Masters 1st $550 Dennis Orender 2nd $300 Terry Tucker Men’s Open Division 1st $1300 Jerry Stuckart 2nd $900 Robert Barry 3rd $600 Bob Soto 4th $350 Brandon Butler 5th $200 Ed Parker, Joe Perez 7th $125 Doc Rice, Todd Ludwigg 9th $75 Andy Davis, David Sloan, Travis Kennedy, Tony Florez 13th $50 Echo Ledger, Bill Vander Weyst, Al Barlow, Gary Wheeler Mens Teams 1st $1800 Cop and Robbers 2nd $1200 Crazy Earls 2 3rd $900 White Rhinos 4th $550 X Factor Ladies Teams 1st $1100 “A” Team 2nd $650 Kittys Bad Cats The BCAPL would like to thank Mike Howerton for his contribution to this editorial.

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her way onto the Pro Tour this year by winning qualifiers and then playing strong on tour, already having beaten Allison Fisher this spring. She held the point after losing no more than three games in any match, and while Kim Hole tied her at 4-4 at one point, Yu Ram held on to win 9-5. June Maiers from Minnesota took third with a strong run through the B side, as did Shari Ross taking fourth. It appears that the season point race for the tour winner will be close as we come to our last two tour stops, with the next one being at Jack’s Billiards in Lynnwood (the “Uncle” part has been dropped) on September 20th-21st. Hope to see you all there. 1 $550 YU RAM CHA + WPBA SPOT FOR LINCOLN CITY, OR 2 $345 KIM HOLE 3 $220 JUNE MAIERS 4 $170 SHARI ROSS 5/6 $100 LIZ COLE, ANDREA SAENZ-MAES 7/8 $70 MARY OLSON, LINDA CARTER

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are impossible. For example, if a ball is at point Y, you can’t make it in A and simply roll the cue ball into the nine without coming off the side cushion. The point is to learn both what is possible and what is impossible. An extension of the drill that is more general is to see for each object ball location where can you leave the cue ball exactly by the cushion with a rolling cue ball and no bounces off cushions. For example, you could chose point Y for the object ball and see which diamonds — A, B, C, D, E, F — you can leave the cue ball near while pocketing the object ball in pocket A. I think I can reach all of them except maybe F. Remember, it’s no fair to use draw, since a combination of angle and draw (or follow) should allow you to get to any spot on the table. This is a rolling cue ball drill.


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My Vegas 2008 APA Wheelchair Challenge Story

As some of you know, I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada to play in the 2008 APA 8 ball Wheelchair Challenge. I have been shooting league pool now with the APA since 2005, but had never played in this tourney. In 2007, I shot in three NWPA, National Wheelchair Poolplaying Association, events in which I finished the year 13th in points. They play about 8-10 tournaments a year on average. For this particular APA event, I really did not know what to expect. I went into the event as an SL4 (read skill level 4), but having recently gone up to an SL5, I explained it to the tournament officials beforehand. They simply said that I would be continue to play as an SL4 and would be adjusted accordingly. First round, I played a guy named Joel Goodman from Oregon. Nice guy, SL4, and he had a decent game. For some Shorty reason, I was very timid and nervous...not my usual self for sure. I lost hill/hill. Luckily the format was modified single elimination...meaning you could lose one of your first two matches and still be in it, but not both. My second round, I got a bye. My third round saw me playing a guy named Rob Thompson from Decatur, Illinois, also an SL4, who turns out finished third last year in this event. I didn't know this until after our match. I won hill/hill, but I also gave him a game by scratching on the 8 ball in the side pocket. This match I played MUCH better than my first...actually having a couple of nice outs. I basically beat this guy by running a few balls and getting in his head, sort of my usual game. My fourth round was a gift...plain and simple. I played Rene Martinez from Garland, Texas, an SL4 and he had me crushed 2-1 going into the fourth game. He breaks, scratches, and makes the 8 ball. Now we have hill/hill again. Again I am shooting very timid...not very fluid or adventurous for some reason. He makes an incredible bank shot and breaks out a ball of his I thought I had tied up. He then makes the ball, but hooks himself badly on the 8, only being able to see a sliver of it. He goes for the hit, misses the 8 ball entirely, and scratches in the side...giving me the match. I felt really bad for this guy, but a win is a win. That concluded day 1, and I for one felt blessed to even still be alive after my poor shooting. It was not that I played so badly, it was just I had such a case of the jitters. I guess it had been too long since I had really played in a tournament of this caliber. Day two would be a different story... I started my day playing the defending champion, and it seemed everyone enjoyed pointing out to me that he was the defending champion. For some reason, I didn't mind it at all. His name was Jamie Havard, another SL4, and he was from Lucedale, Mississippi of all places. Heck I been deer hunting in his neck of the woods I am sure. He played strong, but I played STRONGER. I ended up beating him 3-0. That's when I realized that I had

Piona Results

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Total of 58 participants, 11 women: 1 $440 Craig Oden from Oakdale 2 $320 Chris Mc Donald 3 $210 Will Nowickie 4 $130 Dave Connors 5/6 $80 Gary Marcus, Doug Whaley 7/8 $60 Charlie Flores, Frank Moreno 9-12 $40 Jared William, Marc S., Jason Williams, Robbie Lyng 13-16 $25 Gary Stevens, Derek Byrne, Dave Janes, Ron Cook TOP FEMALE: Tina Mendoza $50

a real shot of making it to the finals. My next opponent was Latai Loa, SL4, from Hilo, Hawaii. This gentleman turned out to be one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of playing this whole tournament. He shot every shot with a bridge from his electric wheelchair. He was just super nice, always a smile and very curteous. I hate to say this, but I crushed him 3-0 in about 7 or 8 innings. I played probably my best match of the tournament against him. This brought me to the semi-finals upstairs at the Riviera. I had to send my buddy back to our hotel room for a collared shirt since I didn't even bring one. Luckily Predator cues gave me one the day before for buying a Poison jump/break cue. The semi's would find me playing Michael Little, an SL3, from Springfield, Virginia. Unfortunately, because of my strong playing, they moved me up to an SL5 right before the match...meaning I had to win 4 games to his 2. I won the first game, but he won the second game. With my back to the wall so to speak, I won the next two...including a rather difficult backwards cut on the 8 ball to push it to hill/hill. The final game, well, I missed 1 shot. It was an easy 11 ball near the rail, but my mind said to run the cue ball two rails to get shape on the 8. Looking back, I should of hit it with bottom left and drew the cue ball to center table. I just felt confident going forward instead of drawing the cue ball. I missed and he ran two balls and the 8 for the win. I settled for third place, a nice plaque, and $500. Here are the full results: http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc/2008n...LCHAIR0001.HTM Along with a brief write up of the finals with pictures...and no they didn't take any of me HA HA http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc/2008ntc/wheelchair.html I guess there is always next year, Chad, aka KidShark, aka Shorty Shorty posted his story on Pool Pages, The Billiard Nation. You can post your own experiences or just read about others. Registration is free, just sign up and start sharing with pool players around the world. www.onthebreaknews.com/PoolPages/

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DA Y DAY Mondays Thursdays Friday Saturdays

CITY Northglenn Northglenn Northglenn Northglenn

LOCA TION LOCATION Colorado Cue Club Colorado Cue Club Colorado Cue Club Colorado Cue Club

PHONE (303) 450-7665 (303) 450-7665 (303) 450-7665 (303) 450-7665

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Big Tables R5/Alt Br/DE 9-Ball Big Tables Race 5 9-Ball BarBox Race 2 8-Ball Bar Tables Race 4/3

ENTRY $12 $22 $5 $10

ADDED $50 $100 $10 Bar Tab $100

TIME 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM

DA Y DAY Mondays

CITY Federal Way Freeland Puyallup Tacoma Vancouver Vancouver Everett Federal Way Lakewood Marysville

LOCA TION LOCATION Tall Timbers Houdini’s Summit Pub Latitude 84 Halftime Spot Bar & Grill P C Pub P J Pockets Longhorn Saloon J R’s Steakhouse & Bar O’Houlie’s Pub 7th Rail McQ’s Log Cabin The Spot Off Main Houdini’s Full Splice Cadillac Island Jillian’s Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Club 199 Spot Bar & Grill Mustard Seed Qz’s Classic Island Robin’s Billiards Frankies Spot Bar & Grill P C’s Pub Golden Fleece Billiards Cadillac Island The Club Mike’s Place 7th Rail Charley’s Pub Schooners The Club Mike’s Place Mike’s Place Kornerpocket Billiardz 7th Rail Log Cabin Spot Bar & Grill Qz’s Billiard’Aires Club Full Splice Longhorn Saloon Cadillac Island The Club Frankies Kornerpocket Billiardz Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Halftime Spot Bar & Grill

PHONE (253) 952-2302 (360) 331-1979 (253) 536-1588 (253) 531-5154 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110 (425) 258-9465 (253) 298-2259 (253) 581-2580 (360) 658-7747 (425) 776-1833 (509) 325-7751 (509) 891-8357 (253) 863-2905 (425) 646-6434 (360) 331-1979 (253) 512-6898 (360) 957-0065 (206) 223-0300 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (425) 603-9001 (253) 262-8437 (509) 460-7203 (360) 794-7878 (360) 455-0352 (360) 256-1110 (425) 258-9465 (425) 908-7332 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (509) 325-7751 (253) 564-9454 (253) 584-1919 (509) 422-1907 (425) 255-9213 (425) 255-9213 (360) 862-9054 (509) 325-7751 (253) 863-2905 (360) 256-1110 (253) 262-8437 (360) 783-4071 (253) 512-6898 (253) 581-2580 (360) 957-0065 (509) 422-1907 (360) 455-0352 (360) 862-9054 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 694-3114 (360) 256-1110

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Open Call Pocket 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Open-Limit first 24 8 Ball - Ladies Only 9-Ball 9-Ball Starting June 3rd 8-Ball 8-Ball B & below/BCA Mod. 8-Ball “Torture” Tournament 9 Ball - Texas Express 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball Revised BCA Rules 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball Open 9-Ball 9 Ball 9-Ball Survivor 8-Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball B only Limit 16 8-Ball 9-Ball Hndcp-break pot 9-Ball 9-Ball Valley Rules 8 Ball - BCA Modified 8 Ball - B & below 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball $25 top B player 8-Ball 8 Ball 9-Ball 9-Ball 12 Week Qualifier 8-Ball BCA rules 9-Ball 8 Ball 8 Ball Black Light Night 8-Ball 8-Ball Slop Pool 9-Ball 9-Ball 8-Ball/9-Ball Alternating 9-Ball

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PHONE (623) 776-2266 (520) 546-3464 (623) 843-0900 (520) 546-3464 (623) 776-2266 (520) 546-3464 (623) 776-2266 (520) 546-3464

EVENT / RULES 9 & under HDCP-3 8 and under minus 3 games 9 & under HDCP-3 Open ABC 7 & under HDCP-3 8 and under minus 3 games 9 & under HDCP-3 Race to full handicap

ENTRY $10 (incl. $2 g.f.) $5 $10 (incl. $2 g.f.) $5 $10 (incl. $2 g.f.) $5 $10 (incl. $2 g.f.) $10

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DA Y DAY CITY Tuesdays Moscow Wednesdays Moscow Twin Falls Fridays Emmett Saturdays Moscow Sundays Pocatello

LOCA TION LOCATION Mingles Mingles The Pocket Toadstool Mingles Oasis Bar

PHONE (208) 882-2050 (208) 882-2050 (208) 733-9676 (208) 398-7321 (208) 882-2050 (208) 232-9347

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball 8 Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball or 9-Ball 8 Ball 8/9 Ball Alternating

ENTR Y ENTRY $5 $5 $6 $5 $5 $5

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PHONE (406) 257-9656 (406) 285-9876 (406) 257-9656 (406) 257-9656 (406) 388-1811 (406) 782-3700

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 8-Ball 8-Ball Free Pool All Day 8 Ball

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PHONE (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (510) 652-9808 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798 (415) 585-6800 (951) 785-9588 (916) 332-8798 (415) 931-1115 (650) 992-7900 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (415) 346-9140 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (916) 332-8798

EVENT / RULES 9-Ball B USPPA USPPA 8 Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open staggered entry 9-Ball USPPA 9 Ball ‘B’ & below-Limit 32 8-Ball 9-Ball 9 Ball USPPA USPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball USPPA NPL NPL 9-Ball Open 9-Ball USPPA Handicap 9 Ball Open

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PHONE (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (503) 644-8869 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 251-8399 (503) 661-6464 (541) 935-1921 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 655-0089 (503) 362-3600 (503) 655-0089 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

EVENT / RULES 9 Ball ‘B’ -Texas Express 8-Ball BCA Rules 8-Ball B & Below 9 Ball ‘C’ -Texas Express 9-Ball C & below 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball B & Below 8-Ball Double Elim. 9-Ball Texas Express 8 Ball-Open 9 Ball Texas Express 8 Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 9 Ball - Race 4/3 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

ENTRY $6+$1 $7 incl. g.f. $3 $6+$1 $7 incl. g.f. $6 incl. g.f. $6 incl. g.f. $3 $3 $5 $5 $6 $5 $5 $5 $3M/$2W $10+$2 g.f.

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TIME 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 3:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 8:00PM Noon TIME 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 9:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 6:30PM 6:00PM 11:00AM


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EVENT / RULES 9-Ball Labor Day Weekend One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool 8-Ball Open-race to 5, DE, Alt Break 8-Ball 2nd Chance 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Dbls 9-Ball Open-Race to 5-DE 8-Ball Big Dog Singles M & W 9-Ball Open 9-Ball Open - Race to 3/1 - DE Super Scotch Doubles Mixed Scotch Doubles-Limit 24 Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9-Ball 3 Person Team (max 1 master) 9-Ball at Uncle Jack’s 8-Ball Handicapped One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Wild West Shootout-Men 8-Ball Wild West Shootout-Women One Pocket 9-Ball Juan de Fuca Mx Sc Dbls Straight Pool 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 9-Ball (Awards Banquet) Super Scotch Doubles Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9-Ball Regionals Chip Pool Classic One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped One Pocket 9-Ball Straight Pool Women’s Dbls Limit 24 teams 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Super Scotch Doubles Sat: One Pocket / Sun: 9-Ball 9-Ball International Cup 8-Ball M & W Buffalo Bill Mem Open div. Buffalo Bill Mem Women’s div. One Pocket/9-Ball 8-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball Bar Box Holiday Classic TBA

ENTR Y ENTRY $75 $20 $25 $15 $25+$10 g.f. $10+$5 g.f. $10 $15+$5 g.f. $7+$3 g.f. $20 $40 $15+$5 g.f. $20/team $20/team $25 / $25 $120/T Call $20 $25 each $25 $25 $20 $25 $90 (incl g.f.) $15 $10 Call $20/team $25 / $25 Varies $10 $25 each $20 $20 $25 $15 $20/team $10 $20/team $25 / $25 $50 $70M/$45W $25 $25 $25 each $20 $50+$20 Call

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