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Women’s Senior Singles

Linda Asleson This year’s Champion hails from Billings, Montana and has been playing in leagues for the last 20 years. Linda has many awards to her credit but this year’s win at the BCAPL Singles in Las Vegas is her most prestigious. In the finals Linda faced Connie Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma and had to defeat her twice to take home the win. She even broke and ran the table twice during her final match. Linda’s road to the finals saw her winning 11 out of 12 matches. Her only loss coming in the third round after that there was no stopping her. When asked how she felt about the new venue for the BCAPL, Linda remarked, “The Rio is so much nicer. I hope it stays there. Whether it was in May or July didn’t really matter much.” She also liked being able to watch the pros at any time. As for her most exciting part of the tournament she replied, “Seeing how happy Doug was. I’ve never seen him so excited”. In the national ACS tournament also held in Las Vegas this year, she led her Women’s team to a first place finish in the Advanced Women’s division. Linda is a quiet, humble player with the true grace of a champion. Linda’s Accomplishments: • Big Sky State Games 10 years winning many gold medals 18 of 20 events and 2 silvers(2 more golds this year) • 11 League Most Valuable Player Awards • 9 Summer League Most Valuable Player Awards • 11 Time State Singles Champion (next closest is 5) • National, State and City Team Champion • Champion of major pool tournaments in Montana, Wyoming (Battle in the Big Horn), South Dakota (Deadwood Shootout) & North Dakota (4 Bears Classic) • In Montana she has won tournaments in Great Falls, Butte, Livingston, Billings, West Yellowstone and Bozeman.

Women’s Master Singles

Eleanor Collado

I flew in Friday night (July 19th) and spent the night relaxing and prepping for the tournament. I am not the party type, so I spent a lot of the time just eating great food, playing a bit of slots and of course, focusing on the tournament as much as possible.

I grew up primarily playing 9ball and never caught the “8ball bug.” I didn’t care for its deliberate and slower paced play. I’ve always been a more aggressive player, so 9ball was my thing. About 2 months before Vegas, I watched 8ball matches and practiced everyday, liking 8ball more and more as each day passed. So, by the time I played my first match, I was eager and had a better understanding of how to play the game. My perspective changed a lot from last year’s experience. I was surprised, but pleased with my overall play. I found a lot of inspiration from watching matches of professionals I grew up admiring and wanting to play like. Through that, I was able to take my 8ball play to a whole new level. I didn’t know I had it in me. I arrived a few hours after the power outage had passed. I heard about it and was glad I wasn’t caught in it! My most memorial event play wise was: I lost to Tara and battled my way back to the finals, where I beat her in two sets. She is a wonderful player. I started competing nationally when I was in high school, so I received 2 BCA Junior National Titles, 4 ACUI National Titles and current record holder of most national titles for the ACUI, 2013 WPBA RTC Champion and now 2013 BCAPL Women’s Master Singles Champion

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Phyllis Fernandez writes: I had been asked to join the team about a month or two before registration deadline Andrea Sans Maez was to be on the team, but personal reasons had her back out & I was accepted to join the team. After registration was sent in, I wasn’t sure if I could make it to Vegas. My dad got ill & I had to fly back home to Hawaii. I was able to spend a couple of days with him before he passed. The Big Island, where I am from, doesn’t have any (good) pool tables, nor was I in the mood. I got back to Spokane at the end of June & had two weeks to GET in the mood! I was PUMPED knowing that I was on a team with Cindy Doty, Kimberly A. Hole & Kim Jones. WOW! What a treat! Knowing all of their passed track records, I

Briana Miller

This year was my first time visiting Las Vegas. I was there for almost 2 weeks. I competed in the BCA Nationals as well as BEF Junior Nationals. I would say my visit was quite exciting.

Overall my matches went well. My first match was against Liz Lovely. We went hill hill and it came down to the final 3 balls. I did win the match but I would have to say that was one of the toughest matches for me in the tournament. I won 5 more matches after that to advance to the finals. In the finals I played against a tough competitor, Bernie Stone, who I had previously beaten in the semi-finals. The final match started off shaky as I could not get into stroke but I took my break and came back from a 1-4 deficit to win the match 5-4. I was not affected by the power outage. However, I was in the tournament room when it happened and I have to say it was pretty scary.

was going in this with the reality that I was the “weakest link” & that I better crank it up a few notches. I have played with Cindy before, but had only played against the Kim’s. Being on the same team with these gals was AMAZING. We had our first test on our first match. I think we were down approximately 7-3 on a race to 9. Everyone stayed positive & no one gave up as we all laughed at Kim Jones GAME-FACED puckered lips. :-) We ended up beating that team 9-8. These gals were a joy to play with--both on & off the table. For as FiErCe as they are ON the table, they are just as good hearted off the table. I am fortunate that everything fell in place & had the opportunity to play with them.

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Being my first time playing in the BCAPL Nationals, winning the tournament will always be a memorable experience for me. Also, right after the BCAPL Nationals the BEF Junior National Championship was being held and I won my seventh Junior National title which is a huge accomplishment for me. BEF Junior National Champion 7 consecutive years 2007-2010 BEF Junior National Champion (14-and-under girls) 2011-2013 BEF Junior National Champion (18-and-under girls) 2010 WPA Junior World Championship Silver Medal 2010 Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo 9-ball Women’s Division Champion 2009 Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo 8-ball Bar Box Women’s Division Champion

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Luke Thomas

The last couple of years at nationals & regionals have been quit a ride. In March 2012 At the Western BCA state 8ball tournament in Lincoln city I took 2nd in a field of 64 in the masters singles and then won the master teams event. The WBCA event I believe is one of/ if not the biggest regional tournament in the nation. Just to mention a few of our regular top players like Dan Louie, Stan Tourango, Rich Geiler and Glen Atwell makes this quit an event. A few months later in May At the BCAPL I grinded Through the open division field of about 1,100 players finishing in 4th place after 12 matches. Come to Find out there were two pro players from Taiwan that snuck in and finished 1st -2nd. They were the only two players to beat me. Both players were disqualified because this was an open level event. They still gave me 4th place but I got paid more then 2nd place money.. Just a bit over $8k. All in all 2012 was a great year for me in pool. This year again at the WBCA state 8ball tournament in March I swept through a field of 64 players and won the point. After a couple days we finally had the finals. I played a tough player from Washington and could not find my break or rhythm resulting in a double set loss. I was a little bit discouraged but didn’t let it get me down. I still had the desire to redeem myself at the upcoming BCAPL nationals event in Las Vegas. So now I’m at the bcapl nationals in July at the new venue the Rio.This year I entered the 9ball challenge and won a few rounds including a Hill hill win over Chris melling (Europe’s second best player and last years mosconi cup mvp). Lost the very next match to a no name player.Then had a tough loss to Dennis Hatch. The next event was scotch doubles. I played with Eve Stockstill and finished 5/6th. We had a chance to play for the point but lost a match after being up 4-0 in a race to 5. The following day we had to play the returning champs who put us out. Pretty tough losses on both sides. Now it’s time for mens master singles. But The night before we had a storm which knocked out all the power in the pool rooms stopping the tournament for the night. So directly after our scotch doubles loss on the A side being up 4-0 I had to play my singles match against a buddy fromy my area. I defeated him 7-0 and my next opponent Matt Krah 7-4. The following matches I won 7-1 and 7-5 leaving me to play Joey Gray for the hammer. I ended up beating Joey 7-4 after being down 4-1. That kid can play! He lost serve from dry breaks and scratching which led to my win. Now the finals. After my last couple tough losses regionaly I learned a few things that helped me get through this tough match.Arguably my toughest match/finals thus far

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Men’s Master Singles in my amature career. The first set was neck and neck with both of us breaking and running out. Until at one point I was up 6-5 he broke and scratched leaving me wide open with ball in hand. I ran out and left myself tough on the last ball which I hung. Allowing him to get on the Hill. He went on to win the first set. So now im trying to stay positive and play my best but cant make a ball on the break giving Joey the opportunity to run out. Before I know it im down 6-3 about to lose and he’s running and scratched on the 8 and made it. I then break and run out getting me to 5-6. In the 12th game we went back and forth but I ended pulling it out. The 13th and final game he broke dry and I ran out. It felt like slow motion in that last game. I was shocked I was able get a chance and ultimately win. I just played slow and steady. Staying positive and capitalising on his mistakes was some of what I learned previously which helped lead me to this victory. Your always going to have ups and downs in whatever it is you do. If you stick with it , work hard and stay positive good things will happen. I felt the Rio was a great venue for this tournament and will continue to grow in the following years to come.I Would like to thank the entire CSI And bad boys crew for all their efforts in making this the greatest tournament in the country.

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Khanh Ngo

Women’s Open Singles

When I think about the annual BCAPL National 8 Ball Championships I often think of it as a vacation for the addicts, being held in sin city and all. I look upon it as a getaway where I can indulge in my pool addiction, spend time with friends and develop relationships (old and new) with my league mates and loose network of pool acquaintances. As much of a pool addict as I am I never really consider myself good and consistent enough to compete on any serious level so going to Vegas has always been about getting my 24/7 pool addiction fix with a side of competition and a heavy dose of fun. Mostly, it is a vacation with friends and about having a good time. Having only participated in the team events since 2009, I signed up the 8Ball Women’s Open Singles not knowing what to expect besides it being tough and challenging. Why not? I was finally able to get enough time off work to spend 11 days in Vegas. I still can’t believe I spent 11 days in Vegas. I had hoped to compete and had hoped that maybe, if I’m lucky or shoot well enough I could shoot my way to a small hundred dollar pot or so and chalk it up to being a good experience. So when I found myself sinking the final 8 ball to win the second set in the finals match I was ecstatic although you couldn’t really tell because I was a little in disbelief. It was more than I expected. I had a great experience playing some really strong players and somehow managed to come out on top. I also had an amazing time playing scotch doubles with my scotch partner and our team, Short ‘n Surly. I love my teammates so it’s just a lot of fun. I met some really great players and people along the way. It was an overall amazing experience. I was on the team Short ‘n Surly finished 25-32 in the 8WOT Ed Sinchai and I finished 65-96 in the 8OSD. In the 8WOS I had a rough first match with bad rolls and a couple of premature 8s that went hill/hill before I managed to win. The next couple of matches went a lot smoother resulting in 4-0 for both. In the next match I found myself in an 0-2 hole and managed to come back to win it 4-2. I found my stroke again in the next two matches and finished 4-0 in both. I let the next one get away from me and found myself in another hill/hill game which I won. My next match was for the hot seat which I won 4-1. My finals match opponent was definitely the strongest player I played in the whole event. Eugenia Gyftopoulos is one tough shooter. Her two table runs and how she ran them in the first match got into my head, had me all knotted up and playing from inside my head for much of first and second match. She was up on me 3-1 in the first match. I managed to come back to get on the hill game. I had a chance to win the last game but choked it away by scratching on a shot I overcommitted to, trying to get on the 8. The second match started out similar to the first one with me being down 1-3. When she was finishing up her 3rd win in the match I told myself that coming in 2nd is still pretty awesome since I never even expected to be there. From that moment on I was able to relax since I was resigned to taking second. No longer feeling the pressure, I ran the next table and managed to win the next one too to get myself to the hill/hill game. It came down to one game to win it all. At some point I attempted to play a safe shot in attempt to block and overtake a pocket. I failed and gave Eugenia BIH. She took the opportunity to set up to break out her final ball, which was cluttered between three of my balls, by pocketing one of her balls. The breakout didn’t work out as well as she had hoped leaving her to kick at it, which she did legally. I had a majority of my balls on the table and so I had options and proceeded to run out. That was it. No, I was not affected by the power outage. My scotch doubles partner and I were fortunate enough to not have to deal with the effects of the thunder storm. We finished our final match for the day a couple of hours prior to the outage and were scouring for food when the

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electricity went out. The outage had apparently disabled the use of the kitchens at some of the restaurants at the Rio. It was a bit trying for those of us who had back to back matches all day, were starving and hoping for a good hot meal. In the end those of us who resisted the buffet relented since it was one of the few options that still had a functioning kitchen and resigned ourselves to stuffing our faces silly. I really enjoyed having the tournament at the Rio. Great upgrade and change. Besides winning in the WOS, there were a couple of interesting moments, some pool related and others not. One of my friends and teammate decided that Shane Van Boening would make a great scotch doubles partner for me now that I have to find a master or above level player to play with. It was about 1AM in the morning and we were all hanging out at the round central bar in the Rio. Shane, Mika, Bustamante, Biando and a few others were also there. My friend went up to Shane and introduced herself and they started chatting. After a while she asked him if he plays scotch doubles and if he would be my scotch doubles partner while pointing at me from across the room. His answer….hell no! Ok maybe not in those particular words, but no nonetheless. He explained that his game is not well suited for playing with partners. So I can now check “getting rejected by Shane” off my bucket list. Oh and of course taking my picture with the Advance 1st place women’s trophy. They misplaced/lost my trophy when I went to get it. After searching for awhile and not finding it, they decided that I needed to take a picture and had me pose with the Advance trophy. I protested that it was unfair to the Advance winner, but they went ahead and took the picture anyways. Sorry Brianna Miller. Finished 7-8 in the Tigers 9 Ball Women’s Tour a couple of seasons ago (2 yrs ago?) 2012 BCAPL National Tournament (Vegas) - Team Short ‘n Surly (8WOT) finished 17-24 2012 BCAPL National Tournament (Vegas) - Team Short ‘n Surly (9WT) finished 2nd 2012 US Bar Table Championships - WPPA finished 12-24 2011 BCAPL National 9 Ball Championships - Team Hook-Her Please (8WOT) finished 5-6 2010 BCAPL National 8 BAll Championships - Team Pocket Aces (WTT) finished 1st

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How Not To Choke Choking shows up in all sports, even teams choke. And there is no cure.

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TIM MILLER

Everyone will choke at one time or another. The overall cause of choking is because a player is not comfortable when he reaches the position to win the match. It is not a familiar place to them. Many players will reach the final eight or the final four and continue to lose week after week in that spot. They get frustrated and almost expect to lose. The stroke, minus the interference, equals the shot. So they approach these games and are hesitant to deliver the one hundred per cent needed on all shots. They experience fear and this is the interference that affects their shot. You see this all the time in golf. It takes many second place finishes to finally reach first. For the longest time I could not run four racks. On the fourth rack I most often jumped the cue ball off the table on the break. I would do something to stop my run. Finally, I closed my eyes on the break stroke and used the break I have mastered after years of training. This broke that cycle. What is firmly established in your mind will control your actions. You must break the mindset that drives you to choke. How do you stop choking? I will be doing a workshop in Greensboro North Carolina at Gate City Billiards on October 8th, 9th, & 10th. I will

tell all my students how to approach each shot as one shot. Most of the shots can be identified through my training graphics. And the technique on shooting the shot is part of the training. In other words, you are to go through the same pre shot routine on all shots. This is how you prepare to deliver the stroke. When you prepare, go through the steps and you will not think about choking. You only think about the shot you face. If you react to choking which is to focus on not choking you are giving choking too much attention. Use the shot identity I teach. It is a shot. There is a specific way to shoot that shot. Make sure you deliver the winning stroke on all shots. Always remember, see the shot, know the stroke and shoot the shot. Give up your preoccupation with results. The best way to do this is to reach the level where you have absolutely no excuse for why you failed. If you fail on a shot, or in a game, match or tournament, offer no excuse. Accept it and move on. Once it is over, it is gone, does not exist. It only exists after it is over when you make excuses. After three days with me in a workshop your choking days are over. Learn to focus on what the shot is in front of you and you will deliver the winning stroke. May all the rolls go your way until we meet in the finals.

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Why are We CHEAP? THE SKY IS NO LIMIT

I’ll start this off by saying, I was as cheap as anyone I may criticize. With that said, “Why are billiard fans, at least in America, so cheap?” I can’t talk about anywhere else in the world because I haven’t been there to observe one way or the other. Let’s start with live streaming. I am a strong proponent of free live streaming This is because with any new product or idea, it needs time to build and grow and build a fan base. Could it be that it is not being marketed right? Possibly, but that is not the issue. For the last couple of years the U. S. Open 9-Ball has been $60 plus to watch all week (and it is probably more than that). That to me is too much. Not that the people who run the live stream and take the countless hours it takes to set up, deliver and tear down don’t deserve it - because they do. I remember the first live streaming that I watched, Mosconi Cup 2005. At least I think that’s when it was. It was $5 a day. Reasonable price and by far some of the most talented players on the planet. But what is a fair price? Watching the 14-1 tournament at Steinway Billiards in Astoria, NY, you got an idea of how many fans were actually at the event. They were charging $18 at the door. My thought at first was, “Did that come with a beer? Or maybe a sandwich?” It sounded pretty high per person. Oh, Oh there I go again being cheap! Where else on the planet, can you rub elbows, engage in conversation and even give your opinions to a pro in any sport? Can you imagine being around Alex Rodriquez from the Yankees and telling him what you thought of his play or steroid use - or not? Or Joe Flacko of the Ravens, that he over threw a pass? Or Tiger Woods, telling him you know how to fix his game?

There’s been times that I have played pool all night long and nursed a soft drink or water. Where is my appreciation for the room giving all the hard work, dedication and money they put in that allows me to play? Of course, I pay for the time or quarters in the table. Again, I am showing my cheap side. Why do players do this? When I first started playing pool in 1966, I didn’t win a lot which is a kind way of saying I lost a lot ... of money. Was that the better players taking advantage of a newbie (there was a term for newbie that escapes me now - maybe that’s because it cut deep ... but I digress)? That feeling of being taken advantage of, I think, lingers to this day and is something that I have tried to change over the past decade. If I go to a room to play or hang out, I will tip the bartender a 5 spot with the first Coke or water that I will get. You’d be surprised at how appreciative they are. The fans of the game are the only ones that can change the perception of the fans of the game. You can always be generous with words. Tell the tournament director, “thank you”. If the owner of the room is around, shake their hand and tell them whatever you feel about their room. Don’t be critical, make it constructive if it is a negative. Be respectful and thank the sponsors. You might be surprised how far it might get you. And buy something! It is worth it, especially in the years to come. IMHO For those of you that don’t fall into what used to be my shoes ..... Thank You!

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

An Interview with Pro Player David Matlock ...

At one time, people said he was THE best bar-table in the world; he has won hundreds of tournaments around the USA and was nominated “Player of the Decade” in the 80’s. It was a pleasure and honor to interview David and just to let you know this is the only interview he has given to the press. So thank-you David for giving us a grimace into your personal and professional life. Melissa Little

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

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– (913) 269-1077 Viper: Do you have siblings? Dave: Melissa, I have a huge family, I am one of 15 kids – I have four sisters and eleven brothers. Unfortunately, five of my siblings have past away. I am the 7th son and the 10th one born. Viper: Do or did any of them play pool? Dave: When I was younger my older brother Jimmy played pool, but as an adult he never stuck with the game. THE INTERVIEW: How did get you started? Viper: Where were you born? Dave: I was born in Colorado and then Dave: I was born Fort Carson, CO –I was my family moved to Rolla, MO. At the a military brat because my dad was in the age of 15 I played high school football David Matlock’s photo taken by Grady army. and in-between daily practices the boys Mathews and courtesy of Rick Lowell. Mary Kenniston’s Facebook Wall of Fame Viper: What are your biggest and I would go to a little place called accomplishments in the sport of billiards? Stan’s Pool Hall to play pool. Dave: The one tournament that really stands out is when I Viper: When I was a kid, I was told that you locked yourself won the 2006 Derby City Classic Banks event and during the in a room with a bar table for 6-months and came out a same week had a 5th-8th place finish in the 1-Pocket event champion. Is any of that true? which also gave me enough points to finished 2nd in the AllDave: No…Sorry to say Melissa none of that is true. But that’s Around division. a good story! Viper: Do you have a nickname? Viper: In your opinion, what parts of the world produces the Dave: Scott Smith, pro tournament director, for years has best players? been calling me the “Gun Fighter”. Dave: There is no question about it, the Philippines. Viper: What do you do when you’re not competing? Viper: Why: Dave: I am still very much involved with the sport and am Dave: I don’t really know how to answer that one. I do currently the house-pro at Shooters billiards in Olathe, KS know that it’s a rough life over there and they have to work www.shootersolathe.com really hard to get what they want – it’s a dog eat dog third I give lessons multiple times per week; my rates are $50 per world country. Their work ethic is off the chart; you can just hour with a minimum of 2-hours booked. That is one thing I automatically see their dedication to pool. truly enjoy most is teaching pool. Over the years, I have been so impressed with Pilipino player Viper: How would someone contact you for lessons? Efren Reyes; he literally changed the game of pool. When he Dave: They can call me on my cell and set up an appointment first came over to the US, he brought a whole new dimension (Viper continued on page 39)

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Settle Down

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Settle down, settle down! Every day, I see players shooting before they are ready. Before you take that hit stroke, you have to be ready – ready physically, ready mentally, ready emotionally. Well, OK, you don’t “have to” be ready – that is, unless you care about your results. We’ve all heard “Ready, Aim, Fire!” a million times. Aim and Fire are pretty clear, but what about Ready? What do they mean by that? I’d say Ready means you’ve been through your pre-shot routine nicely and there’s nothing left to do but shoot the shot. All systems go. Have you ever shot before you were fully ready? Of course, we all have. How else do we miss easy shots? It’s often said that one of the big differences between pros and amateurs is pros don’t miss easy shots. Funny, but true. Implied in the Aim portion of the “Ready, Aim, Fire!” routine is the idea that you don’t fire until you know you are ready and your aim is good. I’d say Aim begins all the way back at the beginning of the Ready phase. We line our bodies up to the distant target as we begin to address the cueball and take a stance. I believe it’s vital to focus everything you have down the target line, and to see the distant target sharply while you’re dropping into your stance and bridge. We need to aim as well as possible, from the beginning of the shot process, and maintain and refine that aim until we’re completely settled down and ready to shoot. For our purposes as pool players, it can be helpful to think instead “Aim, Settle, Fire!” Let’s talk about the Settle process. As we address the cueball, we go through our own unique, complex process of arranging our bodies for good alignment and comfort, using our vision and mental focus to manage the final details of our readiness. At some point, we are as Ready as we’re going to be. Of course, Ready includes confidence in our strategic decisions, our plan, and our final aim. But how do we know when we’re Ready? We’re Ready when the tumult of thoughts, fidgets, and doubts dies out. We’re ready when we’re Settled. Before you go down on the shot, you should be settled on your shot selection, strategy, and position route – the mental aspects of readiness. If you have any nagging doubts or indecision, or if you’re distracted by

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something, you’re not settled. Don’t go down yet. Choose to give 100% of your attention to the shot, and try again. Once you’re down, you begin to settle into your stance, becoming comfortable, stable, and athletic. Your weight should feel like it’s all down, like it’s disappearing through the balls of your feet. You want a flat, stable platform. If you can easily lift your heels, your weight is too far forward. If you can easily lift your toes, your weight is too far back. Settle into your feet. Your eyes may be ping-ponging back and forth from CB to OB. Settle down. Wait for your confidence to build and your eyes to quiet. Once you feel good about your aim, solidify your bridge. Make it a rock that is glued to the table until the shot is over. Most players take practice strokes. Players who count their strokes are in danger of occasionally shooting before they’re ready because they can’t stop the process. Take as many strokes as you need to become comfortable and confident. They’re not “practice strokes” – think of them as “confidence strokes.” At some point, all this physical stuff settles down, and you bring your tip to a full stop, close to the cueball. We call this “Set Position”. Now, it’s time to run your final check before you pull the trigger. Ask yourself “For this tip position on the cueball, for the direction my stick is pointed, and for the speed I have in mind, is this shot going to work?” If not, you’ll need to either make a micro-adjustment or get up, back away and do it again. Once you’re happy with your Set Position, the final phase of readiness is the emotional aspect – confidence. Your whole process works to build your confidence as you make your decisions and settle your mind, take your stance and settle your body. By the time you’re at Set, you are fully engaged in the shot. If you’re still thinking about strategy, still fidgeting, still plagued by doubt or fear, you are not settled. Stand up, take a breath, and sink back down like you’re a hydraulic lift, exhaling, settling athletically. Be patient with yourself. Sometimes it takes two or three false starts before you really get everything calmed, settled, and set. That’s OK, and is always better than blowing the shot. Aim, Settle, Fire! Don’t shoot until you see the white of the ball.

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COLUMNIST

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Do you remember the Elvis Presley song, “It’s Now or Never”? You are about to have a pool eventwatching opportunity that’s unlikely to repeat. I hope you can join me there. “There” is the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event is the 20th Mosconi Cup -- the team competition between the US and Europe. You can be a part of it. Spectator participation is not only allowed, it’s encouraged, and Team USA needs your support. Last year I went to York Hall in London for the 2012 edition. Nominally there are five players per team but the European side had more like 200 with all the local support. The Hall has a curved roof so all the cheering bounces back to the crowd. And the European cheering was unbelievable. It followed in the tradition of soccer (they call it football) with about the same chants and tunes but with modified words for the pool players. One Euro-ite would start a chant and within three seconds nearly everyone in the Hall was screaming along. Enough to make your teeth rattle. And then the player would get down on the shot and complete silence -- not even crickets. With a few exceptions the crowd was respectful of the players and the game. I would like to tell you that the Americans at the previous five events in Las Vegas (each odd year since 2003) were as enthusiastic as those Euros, but I’d be lying. We have been trained at most tournaments to give out little smatterings of applause when someone makes a miracle on the table. That doesn’t apply at the Cup. It’s important for the players to know you’re there and you care. The video production by Sky Sports is the best in pool. There are eight to ten cameras covering the players and shots from all angles, including the pocket’s-eye view. The players enter through clouds of smoke to rocking theme music. The referees -- Michaela Tabb and Ken Shuman -- are two of the best in the business. One of the nicest features for the audience is the set of large flatscreen monitors hung up above the table. You can get both the view from your seat and the view the TV audience gets including all the replays. For me one of the most entertaining parts of attending is seeing how the whole production comes together. The teams are a mixture of veteran champions and new rising stars. The European team will have players such as Oliver Ortman, Ralf Souquet and Chris Melling while the US will field such players as Johnny Archer and Shane Van Boening along with Brandon Shuff and Mike Dechaine. Critical to the team effort is the captain on each team. This

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year the Europeans will be guided by veteran captain Johan Ruijsink while Johnny Archer will be player-captain for the Americans. Johnny has tapped fellow Hall-of-Famer Buddy Hall to be his assistant captain. This will be Johnny’s 17th appearance in the event. The dates of play are Monday, December 2nd through Thursday, December 5th. The tournament moved to weekday broadcasts to avoid direct collision with weekend sports. Since the whole twenty hours (or sometimes a little more) is broadcast live back in the UK, the matches start at 11AM in Las Vegas. The bad news is you have to be up by 11. The good news is that the matches end about 4PM and the rest of your afternoon and evening is free. Matches are races to 5 or 6 with either scotch doubles or individual play. An exception is the first match where everyone rotates in a singles format. The winner of the Cup is the first team to win 11 matches, so you get to see a lot of play. But wait, there’s more. This year the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Monday, December 2nd in conjunction with the Mosconi Cup. The inductees are Jeanette Lee and Barry Hearn. Jeanette I’m sure you have heard of and would recognize instantly as the Black Widow. Even my non-pool-playing coworkers know who she is. She is being inducted in the “Greatest Players” category. Barry Hearn you may not have heard of. He is the driving force behind the Mosconi Cup and produces it and several European pool events through his company Matchroom Sport. He was the producer of the World Nine Ball Championships for the nine years it was in Cardiff, Wales. I had the pleasure of attending the first year and when I checked in to my hotel, I turned on the telly and there was the championship, live, on commercial TV. I think that event had about 60 hours of live broadcast. Barry is being inducted in the “Meritorious Service” category for all of the pool events he has guided to success over the last 20 years. The press release mentions that his events don’t normally charge any entry fees and they have paid out about $9,000,000 over the last 20 years. Imagine that. An example: the members of the losing Mosconi Cup team will each get about $8000 and expenses. Get your tickets soon. It is only the start of September and about a third of the tickets are already sold. The frugal way is to call the Mirage directly. Ticketmaster is also handling tickets but you pay an additional fee if you go through them. I recommend staying at the Mirage as well. If you find the right reservation, you can get a double for about $100/night with tax, resort fee and two free buffets per day included. My reservation was through my airline. Of course Las Vegas always has deals available if you’re willing to walk a little -- it’s not 140 degrees out in December. I’ll see you at the Cup. Bring flags. Europe has won or tied six of the last seven years and you need to do your part to reverse that trend.

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TABLE TALK

BY: MICHAEL K/ GLASS

Billiards Etiquette

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

For many years, pool has had a tarnished image. Ask the average person, and they’ll tell you that it’s mostly hoodlums, bikers, and gangsters who play pool in seedy bars while Hank Williams, Johnny Cash or Lynyrd Skynyrd plays in the background (please no more Ring of Fire or Freebird!). In bar fights, cue sticks and balls are the weapons of choice, and most pool players spill their beers on the tables. Right? Well, Hollywood would have you believe this, anyway! Seriously, though. Pick a new song. The fact is, the vast multitude of leagues are doing their part to give pool a better, polished and wholesome family image. Unfortunately, only most players follow standard rules of etiquette. Not all do. This article is for those who need a refresher course on what makes for good manners around the pool table. Not you, of course. I know most of this will seem like common sense, but if you know anyone who could use it, please feel free to share this article with them. First and foremost, treat the table with respect. Don’t dance on it to some Miley Cyrus song, and don’t sit on the edge while you’re jawing with your buds. We all know the pain of shooting on a table that doesn’t roll straight, right? Let’s keep the tables as level as we can. So, yeah, take the bar fight outside too. Don’t eat or drink anything near the table, please. There are few things more annoying than playing on a table with beer and nacho stains all over it. And if you’re drinking a beer, please don’t put it in a pocket while you’re shooting! Yes, I have seen this many times. Keep the beer out of the pockets, and off of the rails. Are you a smoker? Please quit. Barring that, don’t smoke over the table. Your nasty ashes get on the cloth and on the balls. If you have ever shot the perfect cut shot only to have it skid on you because the balls are dirty, you know what I’m talking about. You do not look cool with that cigarette dangling out of the corner of your mouth while you shoot. Honestly, you look like an idiot. And speaking of getting debris on the cloth... Use some

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common sense when you’re powdering up your hand, OK? Look, I get it. You need the powder because you sweat like a call girl at church. But you only need a little bit on the shaft of your cue for it to slide smoothly through your bridge. You are not trying to soak up an oil spill. If you leave powder hand-prints all over the table, it will get on the balls, and they will skid on every other shot. Johnson & Johnson will not go out of business if you use your powder sparingly. Now, let’s talk about personal etiquette. Or, in other words, sportsmanship. Don’t shark your opponent by shouting at your friend at the bar just as your opponent is about to shoot the 8-ball. Give her a chance to shoot the ball free from distraction. Coughing, yelling, asking her which ball she is shooting just as she’s taking her stroke, are all forms of sharking that are just not cool. Stay out of her line of aim, as well. If you are sitting in your chair and she happens to line up a shot toward you, don’t twitch, and don’t move away. Just keep still and quiet. Most pool halls and bars have people milling about, and many bar patrons will walk right near the tables while people are shooting. Most of the time, it’s simply a hazard you have to deal with. But if you are playing in a league or a tournament, be aware of what’s going on around you. Don’t walk in front of someone’s field of view if they are down on a shot. Don’t bump into a shooter, either. Watch where you are going, and be courteous -- I am sure you’d want them to give you the same courtesy when you’re shooting, right? When it is your opponent’s turn to shoot, go sit in your chair, be still, and be quiet. The Golden Rule here really does apply -- do unto others as you would have them do unto you. When the game is over, shake your opponent’s hand, look them in the eye, and congratulate them on a good game, whether you win or lose. Yes, it sucks to lose, especially when you miss some easy shots. Unfortunately, I am guilty of this myself: I miss an easy shot, and I get angry, muttering to myself. I may even pound my stick on the ground. I am (Glass continued on page 37)

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I’d Bet my Nickel on Jack

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

One of the most colorful pool playing characters I have ever come across was a gentleman named “Nickel” Jack Goode. Coined the nickname, “Nickel Jack” because he wore nickels in the crevice of his ears during play, Jack was a player from the “old school,” he played little defense, but was an astounding kick shot artist. In fact after playing against Jack for many years I cannot recall a single time where I ever saw him foul on a reasonable kick shot. On many occasions I tried to question Jack about why he was such a good kicker, but being the dramatic storyteller that he was he would always dance around the subject by telling a tall tale about a recent gambling excursion. To hear Jack tell it, no matter who he beat it was always for $2,600.00. One day, I went to the poolroom and was shocked when the room owner informed me that Jack was in the hospital and was given less than 24 hours to live. Surprisingly, when I returned to the poolroom a couple of days later, Jack was smoking a cigarette and was playing the Cherry Master machine. Being shocked, the first words out of my mouth were, “Aren’t you supposed to be dead?” Jack laughed and took long drag off of his cigarette, blew some smoke and said, “I am too mean to die!”

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Liz Cole

wins NWPA Tour Stop #5, undefeated at The Parlor

The Parlor in Bellevue, Washington hosted the fifth tour stop of the Northwest Women’s Pool Associations’ 2013 season. Located in beautiful downtown Bellevue, the Parlor offers a full variety of entertainment featuring The Parlor Live Comedy Club, the Ultra Lounge, and the Parlor Billiards & Spirits. In addition to the main floor, The Parlor has two private suites and full catering available for your company gatherings. Check out all they have to offer at www.parlorlive.com. The tournament was run on eleven Brunswick Gold Crowns with Centennial balls. Twenty-eight players came out to compete Saturday morning and Rail2Rail Productions provided a free live stream all weekend. The format was 9 ball, alternating break, race to seven on the A side and 6 on the B side. New players to the tour included Jocelyn Liu, Helen Wragg, and Gloria Villa. Play wrapped up early

Stacy by the same score (6-3). Fresh off their Saturday evening and only twelve players first round losses, Mary then played Kim, while returned on Sunday morning with a chance to Suzanne took on Natalie. Kim picked up steam win the event. On the A side, Liz Cole played defeating Mary 6-3, while Suzanne recovered Mary Hopkin, while Eve Stockstill took on from her morning loss defeating Natalie 6-2. Suzanne Smith. Liz and Eve both advanced Kim and Suzanne then played each other. Up through their morning matches, 7-3 and 7-6, 5-4, in a race to 6, Kim seemed to have the respectively to advance. Liz continued in edge in this match, but a failed safety and a her winning ways, defeating Eve by a similar missed 4-9 combination gave Suzanne the margin at 7-4. B side matches included: Gloria Villa vs. Shari Ross, Denice White vs. opportunity to close out both of the last two Natalie Seal, Tamre Rogers vs. Kim Jones, and Stacy Eilts vs. Jocelyn Liu. Shari (6-1), Natalie (continued on page 38) (6-3), Kim (6-1), and Stacy (6-4) advanced through their morning matches to the money 721 N 7th Ave Bozeman, MT rounds against each other, where Natalie and Kim defeated their opponents Shari and

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Hosts Annual Dave Piona Memorial Tournament On August 24, 2013 , The Diablo Valley Pool League joined efforts with the Piona Family to hold the 7th Memorial Tournament to honor the memory of our so dear friend Dave Piona at Vinnie’s bar in Concord, Ca. Many players from the local area, from San Francisco, and Sacramento were present. Dave was known up and down California for his skills, but most of for his love and spirit for the game and his kind smile. Christina Piona , his daughter Star, and Cony Mendoza from DVPL welcomed and thanked everyone for coming out and honoring Dave as well as announcing that along with the entry fees collected that day there would be $500 added from the Piona family and DVPL. As usual Vinnie’s Bar put out a delicious lunch for an economical $5 which kept everyone going in a very long day. The total pot was $1470, Christina A Petersen Piona $250, DVPL $250, Vinnie’s donations $50, and $20 per player. 46 players participated in the race to two on the winners’ side and a race to one on the losers’ side tournament. The competition was very tight. As the day went on the matches were unpredictable. The skills and the mechanics of all players were very high.

1st Place Bee Davison

There was a lot of consistency and carefully thought where the cue ball needed to be at the end of most shots. No winner of a match could be chosen until the eight ball went down. When the day came down to the last eight players each player felt the competition tighten up even more. Past Piona Memorial winners are Craig Odin (2008), Jason Williams (2009 & 2011), Alex Almendral (2010), Doug Whaley (2012).

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T J Steinhaus I am 18 years old and recently just won the 2013 BCA Men’s open singles Championship in late July. I have been playing competitively since I was 12 when I first joined pool leagues with my dad. My parents are just a few of many I would like to thank because they got me to where I am at, they have taught me to be a great sportsmanship and to not let anything get to me when I am playing. They told me that win or lose have fun with what you are doing and it has impacted me dramatically. Another person I can thank for helping improve my game in the last few years is Brian Haffner, he has made my game reach new levels. Over these past few years I have accomplished so much at such a young age. I started out playing in junior leagues and in the past 6 years I am a 5 time junior national team champion and a 2 time singles champion. This past year my team won the majors which makes it 4 years in a row now and I also won the majors singles which makes me a repeat singles champion. This all happened in the middle of June. Now after that had all wrapped up and ended I was mentally and physically preparing for my first ever trip to Vegas. I had known about going to Vegas for the past year but as it got closer and closer I had my sights set on doing well out there. Now with this being my first trip to Vegas and as the dates came closer my adrenaline was off the wall. I had been hearing some pretty cool things about Vegas and when I got there it was like nothing I had seen before. Seeing 300 pool tables in just one or two rooms is insane, and also seeing so many people playing in one tournament like that was amazing. My dad and I had arrived in Vegas on a Thursday night and singles wasn’t scheduled to start until Saturday at 9am. Well, as my first scheduled match came closer to its time my adrenaline got higher, and I told myself that I need to just play my game because I know that I’m good enough to do well. As the first day of the singles play arrived I cruised my way through my first two matches winning 5-0, I then played two more that night and won both of those. My first goal before Vegas was to go out there

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and give it my all and win my first few matches and as I kept winning my confidence and my ability had been reaching new levels and that’s when I knew that I was going to be there for a while and was going to do well. I finished my last match at 10:30 Saturday night and my next scheduled match wasn’t until 9pm Sunday night and that was to get into the finals on the winners side. I kept my momentum going through that match too and won with a score of 5-1. Knowing that this match would put me in the final bracket I tried and gave more than 100% as I did in the whole tourney. After winning that match I went up to the room after a while to give my body a rest knowing tomorrow would be a long day of playing matches in the final board. The next morning I had found out that the guy I had to play was the one who won the nine ball challenge but that didn’t faze me, I kept telling myself that nine ball is a different game and that I can beat him. I did exactly that as I won with a score of 5-3. I then played two more tough matches after that and won both of those putting me in 9-12th on the winner’s side. That’s when I took my first loss, it was a guy from England named John Sullivan, and he played good as I was down 4-1 in a race to 5. I told myself that I was still in it because it was my break when the score was 4-1 and as I kept telling myself that, I had found myself fighting back making it hill-hill. I had a chance at the ninth game but just couldn’t get it done. Now knowing that I am on the loser’s side I knew that these matches meant more than the last one, so I kept my mentality the same and my confidence never moved, in fact as I was telling some of my supporters, “That match gave me so much more fire power.” This match didn’t finish until almost 11pm on Monday night and if I had lost which I did I would have to play at 9am on Tuesday. The kid that I played on the loser’s side where I was guaranteed 9-12th has beaten me twice in two big table tourneys and I knew he was going to be tough but I told myself that bar table is a different game and that gave me the power to beat him 5-1. Now with my back against the wall on the loser’s side I found myself in some ensuing matches being down by just a couple of games and fighting my way back. Most people have that feeling of anxiety knowing that with one more loss they are done, well that wasn’t the case for me, I kept playing my game with all the confidence I had and the wins just kept piling up. In my match where I was guaranteed 4th I had been playing alright but not good enough to be ahead and I had found myself from being up 2-1 to now being down 4-2 because the guy had put a three pack on me to take the lead. I don’t get upset when I’m down

because I know I will get my chance, well with it being the other guys break in the race to 5 and him being up 4-2 I knew I needed a miracle. While the guy was racking I had turned around to see all my supporters from the Minnesota area (Mankato, Coon Rapids, and etc.) I had made a comment to my dad and one of the guys from Coon Rapids and I had said, “You ready for a 3 pack from me?” and they all just shook their heads in the yes fashion. So as the guy breaks I see that he didn’t make a ball, so I remained focused and ran that one, broke and ran to make it hill-hill and then it was his break and once again he broke dry and I ran out. Now I’m guaranteed 3rd and kept making some amazing shots and outs to show the world what I have and the next thing you know I am playing for the championship. I was supposed to be playing my championship match against Paul Scott from the Chicago area at about quarter to 8 Vegas time but with him being in a nine ball team match it got pushed back 2 hours. During that time I had gotten a little more tired but kept my eyes on the prize. After he finished his match we finally got to start the finals and with about 35 Minnesotans cheering and supporting me in the finals I had more momentum and beat him the first match 5-2, forcing a second match for all the marbles. The next match started smoothly for me as I had him down 3-0 and it got later and I started feeling more tired and that’s when I found him creating some sort of comeback. He made it 3-1, then 3-2, then I made it 4-2, and then he came back with two more to make it hill-hill for the Championship. I wasn’t feeling too nervous as I knew I had the skills and mentality to win so it was my break and I had a decent opportunity to get out and I had made a mistake and rattled a ball in the corner. I was feeling a little more nervous as he had a pretty open table but one little mistake by him trying to get too fancy caused him to scratch in the side. At that point I knew it was time to get out, so I told myself when I stood up, “This is it, take advantage and put it away,” and I had done exactly that leaving myself exactly straight in the corner to pocket the eight ball. It was a feeling of complete amazement, I am honored to have won that tournament and be able to have shared the glory with my supporters. It still sends chills down my spine when I think about that whole tournament. It is a memory that I will never forget, along with walking into the Rio for the first time, just experiencing Vegas. My sponsers are CR Billiards and Ducks Billiards

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2013 Junior National Champions Crowned:

Hampton, Miller, Rivas, and Larson 1st Place Briana Miller

1st Place  Zachary Hampton

August 8, 2013 (Englewood, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) concluded its 25th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships July 25-28, 2013. 131 billiard student-athletes represented 29 states at the Convention Center of the Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for this special anniversary event. After the four day junior billiard extravaganza, four champions were crowned from each division and awarded trophies, gift bags full of sponsored prizes, custom engraved Delta-13 Select racks, academic scholarships, and entry into the 2013 WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships. 18 & Under Boys Division Of the 38 player field, taking top honors in the 18 & Under Boys Division is the reigning 2012 - 14 & Under Boys champion, Zachary Hampton. In his first year competing in the 18 & under division, Hampton lost his second match to last year’s top finisher, Chad Behnke, returning later to eliminate Behnke, along with two other familiar 18-year-olds, Brendan Crockett and Tyler Styer.

1st Place April Larson

1st Place Sergio Riva

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Zachary Hampton, 15 (Rocky Mount, VA) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Custom Engraved Delta-13 Select rack Entry to Junior Worlds $1,000 Academic Scholarship Tyler Styer, 18 (Vernon, WI) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Brendan Crockett, 18 (Bell Canyon, CA) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes James “Nick” Evans, 16 (St. Peters, MI) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes

18 & Under Girls Division In the 18 & Under Girls Division, 17-year-old Briana Miller set BEF history by going undefeated to claim her seventh consecutive win as Junior National Champion of her division. Since she was 11 years old, Miller has been dominating the girls divisions, medaled at the World event, and has won more in academic scholarships than any other participant, totaling over $6,000. Taylor Reynolds put up a strong fight in the finals but would have to wait until next year to claim the thrown. Newcomer Sierra Reams impressed the stands, proving she can have both academic and billiard accomplishments.   3rd Place s m a e R a Sierr

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Briana Miller, 17 (Allentown, PA) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Custom Engraved Delta-13 Select rack Entry to Junior Worlds $1,000 Academic Scholarship Taylor Reynolds, 16 (Winslow, ME) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Sierra Reams, 15 (Richmond, VA) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Rachel Lang, 16 (Catskill, NY) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes

14 & Under Boys Division This year’s 14 & Under Boys Division saw the largest field of 51 players qualifying from all over the country. 14-year-old Sergio Rivas went undefeated to claim the title proving he’s ready to play against the 18-year-olds next year. Rivas took third last year and defeated Texas State Junior Champion, Joey Bourgeois, in the finals with a convincing score of 9-2. Michael Evans and Nathan Diederich also had impressive finishes. 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place

Sergio Rivas, 14 (Milwaukee, WI) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Custom Engraved Delta-13 Select rack Entry to Junior Worlds $500 Academic Scholarship Joey Bourgeois, 14 (Baytown, TX) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Michael Evans, 14 (St. Peters, MI) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Nathan Diederich, 14 (Victorville, CA) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes

14 & Under Girls Division The first round of the 14 & Under Girls Division saw a rematch from last year’s finals match. Karsyn Terry delivered reigning champion April Larson her first loss but the 4.0 student did not give up. Larson, known to her hometown as “The Shark”, fought her way back, overcoming two hill-hill matches to defend her title and represent her country again at the upcoming Junior World Championships. Larson defeated Terry and Emily Herpel, before facing Alex Booth in the finals; giving up only two games over the three matches. 1st Place April Larson, 13 (Bloomington, MN) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Custom Engraved Delta-13 Select rack Entry to Junior Worlds $500 Academic Scholarship 2nd Place Alex Booth, 13 (Mount Ayr, IA) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes 3rd Place Emily Herpel, 13 (Freehold, NY) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes 4th Place Karsyn Terry, 14 (Chicago, IL) Trophy • Sponsored Prizes Online brackets were provided courtesy of Bad Boys Billiard Productions and available at CTSOnDemand.com. HD quality streaming of the finals matches was made possible courtesy of TheActionReport.com. Staff Great appreciation go to the event staff and volunteers who have made this a first class event for years, and many more to come: tournament director Earl Munson for his 8th year of support, tournament assistants & mini-tournament coordinators Mel & Tammy Jo Leonard, National Head Referee Rick Doner for his 10th year of support.

HUGE THANKS goes to those who also volunteered their time to support the event and our fundraising efforts: Kathy Coffee, Marc & Kimberly Griffiths, Travis & Tarasa Escoubas, Taren Stewart, Josh Bustos, Cody Escoubas, Katie Bustos-Barnhill, Winfield Hong, John Leyman, Bill Stock, Buddy Eick, Dave Merrill, Darryl Farley, David High, Mike Johnson, Gibbi Tkatch, Dwayne Payne, James Hester, Janet Okamoto, Phil Eickhorn, Doug Garn. Scott Manuel, Larry Noel, and Judie Peters. Special Thanks also go to the amazing staff at Ric & Bonnie Jones, Rich Parkeson and all of the staff at Bad Boys Billiard Productions, TheActionReport.com crew (Justin Collett, Andy Chen, and Tim Wampler), Ken Shuman, David & Linda Vandenberghe, Mark & Sunny Griffin, Mark Estes, Aric Pfeifer, the CSI staff, and Steve Schoenfelder of Pechauer Sales & Repair. We cannot thank you enough for all your support and many of your generous donations. We’d also like to thank our guest speakers Jennifer Barretta and “The Dragon” Tim Chin for their inspirational presentations during the annual event banquet which hosted over 300 attendees (including players, family members, sponsors and supporters). Both players also participated in the popular annual adult-youth scotch doubles tournament. Barretta relentlessly helped to raise funds throughout the week through her movie sales, challenge matches, and exhibitions. Sponsors Please be sure to support all our amazing sponsors/underwriters and product donors who helped make the event possible: Str8-Shots.com (this year’s Academic All-American Award sponsor, as well as generous supporter), Simonis, Aramith, Dr. Dave Alciatore, Tom & Janie Riccobene, Pechauer Custom Cues, CueSports International, Sterling Gaming, Delta-13, PoolDawg.com, Walgreens, The Drill Instructor, Tiger Products, Kamui, Texas Bumps, Red Robin, and RT9 Designs. The following businesses also contributed to our fundraising efforts: McDermott Cues, Play the Game Clothing, PoolAHolic, OB Cues, Focused Apparel, Blackburn Cue Repair, Meuller, Las Vegas Photo & Video, Predator Cues, Omega Billiards, Universal Cues, Bodie Mechanics, PoolandBilliardUSA.com, Castillo Leather Goods, and Frank’s Center. Thanks also to the Mark Wilson, Lauren Nystrom, and the Lindenwood University staff who were present, actively recruiting budding young student-athletes for a chance to further their education while pursuing their billiard dreams. As always, we recognize our loyal media sponsors: AzBilliards.com, Billiards Digest, InsidePool, Pool&Billiard, Cue Times Billiard News, and On The Break News. Any young players interested in participating in next year’s BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship or State Championships should visit the BEF website at BilliardEducation.org or call the office at (303) 9261039. Two more boys will be joining the top finishers at the upcoming junior world event. To be announced at a later date. The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

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Thorsten Three Times Hohmann Wins Olhausen World Tournament 14.1

Thorsten Hohmann has become the first player to win the World Tournament 14.1 three times in this century. New York, New York - Germany is once more back on top of the straight pool world with Thorsten Hohmann claiming the crown of World Tournament champion once more. The Fulda native defeated Englan’ds Darren Appleton to claim the title a record three times, more than anyone in 50 years. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak brought another

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globally star studded field at this year’s 73rd Olhausen World Tournament hosted by Steinway Billiards in Austoria, NY on August 19th-24th,2013. Live stream broadcast was provided by www.insidepool.tv . Through additional support from such sponsors such as Olhausen Tables, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, Amsterdam Billiards, Pool & Billiard Magazine, Master Chalk, and now FURY Cues, the absolute best pool players from around the world arrived on the birth country of 14.1 once more to attend this prestigious event. All to vie for the coveted title of greatest straight pool player in the world. Thorsten’s opponent is Darren Appleton of the United Kingdom. In the semi finals Darren has done something no player has done in the 102 years of pocket billiards championships. Appleton on his first opening offensive inning ran a perfect 200 point game. This put him in the record books with a 200 to 1 score over Filipino world champ Francisco Bustamante. The finals started with Hohmann taking first blood with a 42 ball run. Appleton came back and tied the match. Both players had blowout leads in their previous semi-finals matches, but it could be seen early on the mental fatigue was setting in. Hohmann would take the lead back at 134 to 52 before missing an open shot. Appleton made a nice 50 ball run but was stuck later and tried a difficult combination involving 3 balls. He missed the shot leaving at 115 balls. But amazingly Hohmann ran only 3 balls before committing a out of the sky foul when he double hit the cueball to the gasp of the audience.

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Appleton ran a short run however before relinquishing the table back to Hohmann with both players needing under 70 balls for the championship. Hohmann could only muster another rack and a half though before he scratched on his break shot off the stack and hit the side rail and crossed to the other side pocket. However, Appleton ran till he needed 36 balls and again missed. He had the option to take an intentional foul because he forgot that Hohmann was on a foul first. Needing 18 balls for the win, Thorsten ran to 196 and had a great break shot lined up. But after making it , he made the next ball and overran position and was stuck in the pile with only needing 2 balls at 198. He studied the table for awhile, and eyed a 1ball for some time. It looked as if Appleton may have one more chance, but Hohmann made the 1ball and the next shot to complete his journey to the title once more. Hohmann had only 1 loss in the event during the round robin to Earl Herring, and had made a total of 1650 balls. “I’m so happy right now to win this again. It’s been an incredible two weeks and playing 14.1. It’s my first time to win in the capitol of straight pool, New York City which has the greatest 14.1 fans in the world”, said an elated Hohmann. “I’m a little sick now from losing especially after my strong performances earlier. But Thorsten is a great champion and winning this three times is an incredible achievement. But second sucks!”, said Appleton to the laughter of the audience in the after finals speech. All Photos by Charles Eames Photography Official Photograpaher of the World Tournament 14.1

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From Thorsten’s Facebook page a day after he won: What an amazing couple of weeks it has been for me. Its straight pool season and I love it. First the Accu Stats Invitational at Sandcastle Billiards where I won six out of eight matches competing against Mika, Oliver, Ralf and Danny with three 100+ runs and then the total climax winning the World 14.1 Tournament for the third time! I wanna thank everybody believing in and supporting me. Randy Goldwater, who gave me the opportunity in 2006 to turn my dream to live in New York City into reality and has been my crazy friend and supporter to this day. I miss the good old days playing 14.1 with you for endless hours at Amsterdam Billiards. To my girlfriend Janice So Chua, who has been my lucky charme and inspiration to strive for the best I can be in everything I do. What a

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wonderful woman you are. I miss you. Come back here to me already! To my sponsors Lucasi Hybrid Cues, Simonis Cloth, Kamui Products and Qpod. I only affiliate myself with the best and your support and trust helps me focus on the game and reach for the stars. To my parents who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this month, I love you. Thanks for making me! Congratulations to Darren Appleton for maturing into one of the greatest straight pool players today. Your 200 and out unfinished was incredible. You probably havent realized how much of an accomplishment that is. I’ve trying to run out for years. LoL. To Oliver Ortmann, my favorite straight pool player, friend and now Hall of Famer. You started the European Invasion by winning the US Open in 1989 and like Ralph Eckert said in his speech - you made us Europeans believe in ourselves and tought us how to win! To all you crazy pool nuts out there like me. Pool is the best sport/game/ art in this world. One day it will get the recognition it deserves. Thanks you whether you were rooting for me or for my opponents. We all need to stick together. I believe pool will raise again. Now lets go after Mosconi’s record...

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T W C W T at Hard Times Billiards

Sacramento’s Hard Times Billiards hosted the 3rd stop for the TWCWT this season. The event took place during the weekend of August 17th and 18th. There were 33 participants for the Main Event and 18 participants came back on Sunday for the Second Chance Tournament. There were 26 regular tour participants and 7 new participants who had not yet competed this year. Many of the women recently returned from the National BCA Tournament in Las Vegas and that seemed inspire the women to play even better. Eleanor Callado continues to have a great year on the tour and on the national level. She finished 1st in the Singles Master category with 25 entrants for a prize of $1,800. A former Tiger participant from last year, Khanh Ngo, took the Women’s Open category with 268 entrants for a prize of $3,800. Stephanie Hefner, an upcoming and current participant, ended up in 3rd place in the Women’s Open category for a prize of $2,100. Games started promptly at noon when Tournament Director Linda Silva called out matches. Eleanor Callado started the day with a bye, then would matches against Kirsten Karim and Kim Broughton to face Stephanie Hefner who capitalized on Eleanor’s mistakes to take the win 7-5 and send El to the one-loss side. Bonnie Koerner, a second year player to the tour, got a bye and won matches against Jolene Akin, Tammy Moreda, and Janna Nelson to earn her spot in the top 8 to face Stephanie Hefner on Sunday. This is Bonnie’s first time placing in the final 8, certainly a very refreshing feeling for rest of the women who continue to show up at every stop. In the second half of the bracket, Revelina Um started with a bye and stroked her way through by defeating Teresa Teague, Dee Domingo and Emilyn Callado and to earning her a right to come back for

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Sunday’s semi-finals. She would face Shawn Modelo who is also having her best year on tour. Shawn took 5th-6th at the first stop at The Broken Rack and 2nd place at second stop at Diamond Billiards in Reno. She had a bye and defeated Christy Hawley, Greta Garbo, and Lynn Donner to make it to Sunday’s semi-finals. By the end of Saturday evening, on the one-loss side we had Eleanor Callado, Janna Nelson, Emilyn Callado and Leslie Bernardi coming back for Sunday’s event. Janna Nelson, showed that she was a force to remember. She has not participated in the tour lately, but in her first trip back, she finished in the top eight. Sunday morning began and many of the top eight looked like they were having hard times with their game. Revelina Um playing her best game was able to get past Shawn Modelo, and set herself for a hot seat game against Stephanie Hefner who would send Bonnie Koerner to the one-loss side. Rev finishing in the top 8 is not news to any of us, however, this stop her determination showed as she sat on the hot seat waiting for a player to challenge her. Everyone who knows Revelina knows how good she can shoot. She was in stroke, her defensive game was very strong, and her mental game was at its best level. She would face Eleanor Callado in the finals, absolutely dominating the match and not allowing El to ever get in stroke and challenge her. She solidly earned first place on this stop. Congratulations to Rev and all of the participants. For the second chance tournament 18 players came back to compete on Sunday. The winners of this event were Kim Broughton, former co-owner of Diamond Billiards which just closed its doors to the public, and Dee Domingo. We are excited to welcome into our Sponsor’s roster two new locations: Buffalo Billiards in Petaluma, and E-One Entertainment in Oakland. The 4th stop will be held at Buffalo Billiards in Petaluma. As always TWCWT thanks all the sponsors who make this possible. Hard Times Billiards, Tiger, Magic Rack, Diablo Valley Pool League and On The Break News.

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LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (August 23, 2013) — The APA network is sad to report the passing of APA Co-Founder and Billiard Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart. Hubbart, passed away on August 22 at his home after a long battle with various health issues. Hubbart leaves behind his wife, Nancy, six children, eight grandchildren and countless family and friends. Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Hubbart was one of the top professional poolplayers of his era during the late 70s and early 80s, winning numerous titles including the 1976 U.S. Open 8-Ball Championship, 1977 World 9-Ball Championship and the 1979 World 8-Ball Championship. He will best be remembered however for bringing countless amateurs to the sport of pool through the APA Leagues. In the late 70s, Hubbart teamed with partner Terry Bell, to establish the vision for the APA Pool Leagues. That vision lead to an organization that today boasts more than a

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Boobie Trap from Gambrills, Md., are this year’s champions in the Ladies 8-Ball Division. Boobie Trap defeated St. Kitts Chicks of Burlington, Ontario. The victory was good for a $10,000 payday for the ladies of Boobie Trap. St. Kitts Chicks didn’t leave empty handed though, as they took home $5,000 in Runner-up prize money. Boobie Trap advanced to the finals with a victory over The Ball Breakers of Danville, Ill. St. Kitts Chicks defeated All Stars of Hamilton, Ohio. The Ball Breakers and All Stars finished tied for 3rd Place and each took home $2,500. Shooting Stars of Toronto, Ontario received the Sportsmanship Award in the Ladies 8-Ball Division.

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The Gators from Shreveport, La., are this year’s champions in the Open 8-Ball Division. The Gators defeated We Keeps It Real of Trenton, N.J. The victory earned them a $25,000 payday. We Keeps It Real took home $15,000 in Runner-up prize money. The Gators advanced to the finals with a victory over Breakers 1 of Mt Orab, Ohio. We Keeps It Real advanced to the finals with a win over The Snipers of Wheaton, Md., in the semifinal round. Breakers 1 and The Snipers tied for 3rd Place and each received $7,500.

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The Top of the Riv took center stage for the 9-Ball Doubles Championship on Friday afternoon, Aug. 24. Come Get Some – Wayne Walsh (SL6) and Chris Cholaj (SL4) of North Wales, Penn., was paired against Fobia – Darren McCannon (SL5) and Mark Leski (SL4) of Minneapolis, Minn. In the end, it was Fobia taking home the Champion trophy and $5,000 prize. Come Get Some didn’t go home empty-handed, taking home $3,000 for the Runner-Up finish.

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highest team in orange county The Orange County APA team, Penumbra, is no stranger to accomplishment. With a total of 4033 combined lifetime APA matches played by the 8 player roster along with 3 players inducted into the coveted 500 Club (5oo matches played in 8-Ball or 9-Ball in the OCAPA) and 1 player quickly approaching, they have had their fair share of glory. But nothing thus far can compare to the finish they had at the 2013 APA 8-Ball National Team Championships – held August 15-24, 2013 at The Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. After long days, little sleep and nail biting sudden death matches, Penumbra accomplished a feat like no other – a 5th place win (out of 713 teams) earning them $5500 and a lot of bragging rights back home. This is the highest placing team the Orange County APA has had at the National Level! This title is going to be hard to beat but Penumbra already has their sights on a 1st place finish for next year, as do all of the other teams that participate weekly in the Orange County APA. Orange County APA 2013 APA National Team Championships Results

9-BALL OPEN TEAM Shenanigans - 65th Place - $500 - Bruce Bebee (Captain), Robert Carson, Megan Prell, Daniel Valenzuela, Adam Lutski, Frances Urrutia, Melissa Gilman, James Myers Dark Horse - 257th Place - $350 - Cathie Meister (Captain), Ernie Robinson, Brian Haber, Danny Henderson, James Keane, Howard Taylor, Victoria Bedrasian, Michael Blatterman 8-BALL OPEN TEAM Penumbra - 5th Place - $5500 - Dale Caprio (Captain), Faith Caprio, David Jones, Ginger Amalong, Matt Amalong, Jeff Doberneck, Eric Simpson, Kris Jones Da Violators - 129th Place - $1000 - Jon Valles (Captain), Rici Tipton, Jason Silletto, Vince Lozano, Brandon Valles, Eddie Calderon, Robert Carson, Sally Kinwald Whammy’s - 257th Place - $350 - Ed Nichols (Captain), Greg Bradford, Tony Governo, Jamie Bradford, Dave Callaway, Fred Chiuppi, Kevin Blake, David Cardenas MASTERS Porks & Bean - 129th Place - Andy Fain (Captain), Joe Barrios, Mark Wright, Isaac Wooten My Wife Hates Pool - 129th Place - Tom Knight (Captain), Bruce Bebee, Jon Valles, Glen Rosete 9-BALL DOUBLES Oops I Missed - 129th Place - John Lynn, Ryan Nishimura Fantastic 2 - 129th Place - Kevin Fago, Brandon Halpner 8-BALL DOUBLES J & B - 33rd Place - $150 - Bradley Hauser, James Reale OC DO “O” - 257th Place - Frank Hirl, Willie Isaacs

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Pool Mafia from Lake Worth, Fla., are this year’s champions in the Open 9-Ball Division. Pool Mafia defeated Gilbert’s Bar & Grill of Louisville, Ky. The victory was good for a $15,000 payday for the champs. Gilbert’s Bar & Grill took home $7,000 in Runner-up prize money. Pool Mafia advanced to the finals with a victory over Sick Sick Sick of Lowell, Mass. Gilbert’s Bar & Grill advanced to the finals as a result of a disqualification in the semifinal round. Sick Sick Sick finished in 3rd and received $3,500. Double Trouble of Montgomery, Ala., received the Sportsmanship Award in the Open 9-Ball Division.

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The finals of the 8-Ball Doubles Championship on Saturday evening, Aug. 17, paired The Incredibles – Jimmy Coleman (SL7) and John O’Donnell (SL3) of Falls Church, Va., against Sharpshooters – Scotty Douet, Jr. (SL6) and Chase Champagne (SL5) of St. Martinville, La. The race was to 3 for The Incredibles and 4 for Sharpshooters. In the end, the match went hill-hill with Sharpshooters pulling through for a 4-2 win. Sharpshooters take home $6,500 for their Champion finish, while The Incredibles earn a $4,000 payday for finishing as Runners-Up.Pass against Dobson of Wolf Pack. In the end, Dobson won the match 7-1 and secured the Masters Championship title. Wolf Pack took home $10,000 for the win! EZ Pass earned $5,000 for their Runner-Up finish.

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Broomfield, Colo., August 21, 2013 — The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame is honored to welcome two of pool’s most media-savvy personalities in 2013. The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that women’s champion Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee and British promoter Barry Hearn have earned induction into the sport’s hall of fame by becoming the 61st and 62nd members. Lee, 41, will enter the Greatest Players wing of the BCA Hall of Fame, while Hearn, 65, will be honored for Meritorious Service. Both will be formally inducted during ceremonies on December 2, 2013, at the Mirage Hotel/ Casino in Las Vegas. In the closest Hall of Fame voting ever, Lee edged Finnish star Mika Immonen in a special runoff election. The two champions were tied after the initial ballots were submitted. In the runoff, Lee and Immonen went head to head, where Lee surpassed her male contemporary by just two votes. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Lee is unquestionably the most recognizable contemporary pool player in the world. As a player, Lee’s supreme confidence and drive took her to the Women’s Professional Billiards Association’s No. 1 ranking. As a promoter and marketer, Lee parlayed her talent and looks into a small business empire that has resulted in untold amounts of exposure for both her and the sport. After boldly declaring her intention to become No. 1 in 1993, Lee wasted little time, winning three WPBA Classic Tour events, the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship and the WPBA Nationals in 1994. The incredible string of wins vaulted Lee to No. 1 and earned her Player-of-the-Year honors from both Billiards Digest and Pool & Billiard Magazine. Lee won seven more Classic Tour titles from ’95-’99, and added two EPSN titles, the Tournament of Champions and Ultimate Shootout. In 2001, Lee earned the gold medal at the World Games in Akita, Japan. She has won a dozen titles in the 2000s, including the WPBA Florida Classic and BCA Open Championship in 2004. Born in London, Hearn began his professional career as an accountant. In the early ’70s, Hearn bought several billiard halls around London, and then expanded into event promotion and television with the formation of Matchroom Sport. In 1994 Hearn branched out into American pool, staging the Mosconi Cup, a Ryder Cup-style 9-ball event pitting the top players from the U.S. against the best of Europe. For 20 years, the Mosconi Cup has been aired live and in its entirety throughout the UK, and as edited programing throughout Europe (and on occasion in the U.S. Since 1994) Hearn has also staged the World Pool Masters (20 consecutive years), the World Pool League/World Cup of Pool (1998-2013), and World Pool Championship (1999-2007). Incredibly, Matchroom events have never featured an entry fee, and have distributed nearly $9 million in prize money. Additionally, more than 800 hours of Matchroom events have been aired live throughout Europe and Asia, with thousands of additional hours of packaged programing being aired throughout the world. It could be argued that Hearn’s efforts through Matchroom have played as important a role as anyone’s in the development of international pool competition. A special Meritorious Service Committee recommends a person or persons for consideration by the Hall of Fame Board. Induction into the Meritorious Service category is achieved if more than 50 percent of the Hall of Fame Board votes in favor of the candidate. For more information, visit www.bca-pool.com or call 303.243.5070.

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Viper (continued from page 12) to us American players – He really taught us what one foul pool was by the way he kicked at balls and maneuvered the cue ball in and out of traffic for suburb position. Viper: Who is/was your favorite pro player growing up? Dave: Buddy Hall was my favorite. At one time, his 9-ball game was so powerful and when he was playing well he made pool look beautiful to watch. It’s a shame and unfortunate that today’s generation couldn’t see Buddy in his prime. Viper: Did you ever play in a pool league? Dave: No – just tournaments. Viper: Are you good at any other sports? Dave: When I was younger I loved to play baseball, I played with some of the best semi-pro players from MO, and some of them even eventually tried out for the major leagues. I was pretty good myself for a little guy with a big arm, they didn’t call me “The cannon” for nothing! Viper: Describe yourself in three words? Dave: The Good, the bad and the ugly… lol Viper: If you had to live your life over again, what would one thing you change about yourself and/or your pool career? Dave: One thing I would change is that I wouldn’t have played so much on the bar table. I wish I had played more on big (9 ft) table. I never really gave myself an opportunity to try and get the recognition of becoming the #1 player in the world. I never played a full year out on tour. But don’t get me wrong, I still had a lot of enjoyment playing on the bar table. If a younger player was making a choice to which table to start off on, I would suggest playing on the 9 ft tables, besides these days everyone plays well on the bar table. Viper: How do you prepare for events? Dave: I always practiced by myself and before big events I would put in at least 6-7 hours a day for 3-4 days in a row. Viper: What was the best advice you were ever given? Dave: When I was 15-years-old I was given the knowledge of the “5-System”. A long time friend of mine in the pool hall taught me this technique on a 3-cushion billiards table. Later, The 3-Rail System really woke my game up and taught me how to kick, bank and play good position. I encourage all of the readers to learn about it and apply it to there game. Viper: What is one thing that you enjoy most while playing pool? Dave: I have always enjoyed helping other players with their games. Its an awesome feeling when one of your students comes up to you and says that they won there first tournament, or banked in a shot or kicked a ball in on there opponents just from learning from you! I love it! Viper: If you could say one thing to a young up-coming player what would it be? Dave: Stay in school and focus on your studies. It’s so important to follow your education and it doesn’t take up that much time to finish high school and attend college. You can always play pool down the road later on in life. Viper: What’s your Favorite game? Dave: 3-Cushion Billiards, Snooker and bar pool. Really ALL the games pool has to offer, I truly love them all!!! Viper: Did anyone give you pool lessons? Dave: Some people would share information but mostly I was self-taught and playing 35-40 always helps too. Viper: Did you ever compete playing 3-Cushion Billiards tournaments? Dave: I only played in two 3-cushion events in my whole pool career and both were in 1975, I finished

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(continued from page 15) not mad at my opponent, but when I display my anger, it still affects him, and it’s bad etiquette. This is a factor of my game that really needs work. If I have done this during one of our games, I apologize. However, no matter how angry I get, when the game is over, I make sure to shake my opponent’s hand, and congratulate them with “good game.” Whatever you do, don’t make some snarky comment about how lucky they were, or how unlucky you were. If you had a rule dispute during the game, forget about it when the game is over. There is no reason to continue discussing the issue afterward, and no reason to make

8th in the first event and 2nd place the other one. Okay Dave, here are some questions from some of my Facebook friends… Facebook questions: Bill Akers from Mediapolis, Iowa asks: Throughout the years who was his biggest rival and who was his toughest competition on the bar box? Dave: I really didn’t have any rivals, but some of my goals were to beat players like Keith McCready, David Howard Aka “Little David” and of course Buddy Hall. Eventually I beat them all on the bar table. Josh Soneathit Souvannakasy from Anchorage, Alaska asks: If he were a hustler what pool name he would like to be? Dave: “The Outlaw” Josey Wales. Improve your Shot from San Antonio, Texas asks: How does he over come the Jitters? Dave: The best way to get rid of the jitters is by constantly staying in action and also playing the best players. But I want you to know that EVERYONE gets nervous and it how long it takes you to get into your rhythm is the key. If someone has told you then never get nervous I would have to say they are lying or they are not trying to play there best. Even the top pros get a little nervous, all it means is your ready to go. Your ready to rumble on the table Justin Wray from Salem, Arkansas asks: Which particular opponent’s high gear actually made him nervous? Dave: I would have to say Wade Crain Aka “Boom-Boom” from NC, he could put some racks together on you and he had a very powerful break. I think if I am not mistaken he was one of the only players from the men’s Camel Pro Tour that ever had perfect Accu-Stats score of 1000, and it was in the finals against Buddy hall. Justin also asks: Are there any “current” players that remind him of his younger self? Dave: There are so many great players I have seen over the past 35-40 years of my playing but one player’s sticks out a little more than the others and that’s Jessie Bowman. I think he’s got a great allaround game and he has become quite the bar table specialist. I like his game a lot! Richard Penny from Starke, Florida asks: What’s it like knowing that whichever bar or tavern you walk into, with a bar box table, you are the winner? Dave: It’s a good feeling – in the 70s and 80s I played most of the great players! Dawayne Pearson from Plainfield, Indiana asks: I’m curious to know his highest billiard run is playing 3-Cushion Billiards? Dave: Dawayne, I was playing in a tournament in IL and between matches I played 3-Cushion Billiards with a friend of mine and ran 15 Billiards in a row. Mark Chernin from Lecompton, Kansas asks: Is he 60 years old yet? Dave: Mark, not yet… I am 59 years old. David Cockayne from Des Moines asks: What is his record of racks run in a row playing 9-ball? Dave: David, I have run 13 racks of 9-ball once on my opponent. Todd Ward from Kansas City, Kansas asks: How’s he deal with age and eyesight issues? I’m 47 and every day it seems different? Dave: Todd, it seams like you need to see the eye doctor? I have not been able to see up close-up since my early 40’s. When I was younger I used to hold my cue on the wrap area of my cue but now that I am older and cant really see close up anymore, I tend to hold my cue further in the back of the cue, like around the butt end. Try it; it might help to get that extra length to see a little bit better. It works for me anyways.

your opponent feel guilty for his win. Don’t be a sore loser. And definitely don’t be a sore winner. The game of pool is supposed to be fun. It’s a chance to get away from your everyday life of work, sleep, eat, work. You play the game for your own reasons, but I’m going to guess that you play it because you enjoy it. So, enjoy it, and let others enjoy it, too. We all have a love of billiards in common, and if you play with good manners, we can all have fun together. And for the love of all that’s holy, stop playing Ring of Fire twelve times in one night!

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said, “I never did tell you about the strategy I use on kick shots.” According to Jack, you’re better off going into a pocket on a flatter, narrower angle. “It’s much easier to hit and control,” he said. After talking to several pro players, what Jack said was in fact true and accurate. To prove this, set three balls up along the long rail. Then shoot each ball into the end rail as shown. Notice that ball 1 will go into the pocket after hitting the rail, but ball 2 jaws the pocket and ball 3 doesn’t come close. Now, imagine you are on the opposite side of the table and had to kick at that same pocket. You would be better off kicking further down (near where ball 1 was positioned) and shortening it up with left English. The flatter angle makes the kick much easier to pocket and the inside spin makes the ball roll into the pocket. The ball obviously can be pocketed kicking higher on the cushion, but kicking lower on the rail and shortening the shot up with inside spin gives you a much wider margin of error. In fact, there is a Grady Mathews kicking system that can be used to calculate such a kick. The starting point for the kick shot is the cue ball in front side pocket diamond aiming into the first diamond on the opposite side of the table as shown below (dotted cue ball). Here, kick into rail with maximum left spin. Hit the cue ball with a firm speed and it will take you to the corner pocket. Adjustments are made in halves. So in other words if you were 1 diamond above the side (cue ball “A”) you would aim ½ a diamond higher than the starting point (using the same speed and spin). If you were 2 diamonds higher (cue ball “B”) you would aim 1 diamond above the 1st diamond starting point and so on. Sadly, after a long battle with cancer Jack finally passed away, but each time I return to his hometown of Campbellsville, Kentucky, I think about the day that Jack shared a closely guarded secret. Jack was the best kick shot artist that I ever had the pleasure of playing against. During a local tournament I think one local man said it best, “I’ve seen a lot of players come and a lot of players go, but when it comes to kick shots one thing is for certain, If I had to pick a player, I’d bet my nickel on Jack.”

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games with early 9s. Suzanne then went on to defeat Eve 6-3 to earn a place in her first final of the 2013 season. FINAL Match- Liz Cole vs. Suzanne Smith Liz Cole- path to the final: Sheila C (2), Jessica O (0), Natalie Seal (1), Mary H (3), Eve S (4) Suzanne Smith- path to the final: Kathy S (3), Gloria V (2), Jocelyn L (4), loss to Eve S (6), Natalie S (2), Kim J (5), Eve S (3) The finals were one race to 9, alternating break. Liz won the lag and both players didn’t really catch a groove until the middle of the set. At 5-4 Liz, Suzanne missed a 9 to tie the match. Liz capitalized there to take the 6-4 lead, and never looked back. Then, a miss on the 1 ball and dry break, by Suzanne resulted in Liz running out both of those racks. Liz picked up steam and Suzanne couldn’t withstand the heat. At 8-4, both players made and missed shots. Suzanne got into a tough position late in the rack and ended up making the 8 and scratching, giving Liz ball in hand on the 9 to win the tournament. Liz closed the gap between herself and Mary for top slot in overall standings, while Suzanne jumped up from 9th to 3rd place overall. With two more tour stops, it should be a battle, as always. Thanks again to The Parlor for their continuous support of the NWPA, our title sponsor Mueller, and all the ladies that make our tour what it is. The next NWPA event has yet to be confirmed, but is planned for Oct 5-6, 2013. Please confirm information on the next stop on the NWPA’s website : nwpatour. wordpress.com

Main Event 1st 425 Liz Cole 2nd 275 Suzanne Smith 3rd 180 Eve Stockstill 4th 140 Kim Jones 5/6th 84 Mary Hopkin/Natalie Seal 7/8th 64 Stacy Eilts/Shari Ross Twelve ladies returned on Sunday for the $100 added Second Chance tournament. The format was a race to 3 on the A side and a race to 2 on the B side. Sheila Clark went through the field undefeated, defeating Jocelyn Liu to earn top prize. Great job ladies.

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PACIFIC ACS ELECTIONS Pacific American CueSports held their annual Board meeting to elect new officers and to discuss the recent Regional Tournament that was held at Chinook Winds. The Board elected Judy Griffith in as President, Becky Mowdy as Vice President, and Jan Aust at Secretary/Treasurer. Craig Arnold is going to stay on as a consultant and he will also be in charge of tables, lights, room layout, and as webmaster for the PACS website. Chinook Winds was very pleased with our event and the staff had nothing but good things to say regarding our players. They have offered us a multiple year contract for our tournament, so we will be going back to Chinook for the 2014 Tournament, April 30-May 4, 2014, and also for the year 2015, April 22-26, 2015. There is also contracts for several years after that, dates to be confirmed at a later date. The Board discussed the implementation of a greens fee for our 2014 Tournament, amount yet to be determined. We are also looking at the Master lists to see what adjustments may need to be made. We also discussed a

lot of players concerns regarding teams. It was suggested that we implement a rule stating that if your team (with the same players), wins the team event two years in a row, you must change out two players after the second win. We feel that this will only help the team event to grow and still continue to be very competitive. PACS is a players league, and we pride ourselves in listening to our players and discussing their concerns in our Board meetings and trying to come up with solutions. We try to stress that this is their league and we are just trying to do what they want in a way that is fair to everyone. The Regional Tournament is their tournament, not the Board’s, we are just their to administer it. A few summer leagues have been going on and are now winding down and we will soon be starting up fall leagues. If you would like to play and get qualified for the Regional Tournament, please check our website (PacificACS.org), and contact a league operator that is in your area or that best fits your needs. If you cannot find a league operator in your area, feel free at anytime to contact Judy Griffith (360) 892-7454, and she will help you start a league.

Archer set for record-breaking 17th appearance

AMERICAN pool legend Johnny Archer will be making a record-breaking 17th consecutive PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup appearance when the 20th anniversary event takes place in Las Vegas in December – with the added pressure of captaining the American side. The 44 year-old from Georgia, who went undefeated at last year’s event, winning five out of five matches, has a huge job ahead of him as he attempts to lead the US to victory for the first time in four years. “I am so excited and I feel like I’m playing better now than I ever have in my career,” said a delighted Archer. “It is very important for the US to win this time because we haven’t won since 2009 and we need to establish ourselves again as the dominant team, just like back in the 90's.” Archer has been on the winning side on nine occasions and sports a playing record of 44 wins from 79 matches, one win behind Ralf Souquet’s all-time record of 45. With the European crowds having played such a big part in previous years, Archer is determined that the American fans will play a similar role at the Mirage. “Hopefully, the American crowd will be our sixth man because they can put a lot of pressure on the European team, the way they do to us every time we’re in Europe. I have many plans and we are going to be doing some things a whole lot different than in previous years,” he added. The PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup takes place at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th December and features two five-man teams representing the USA and Europe. The Europeans are the defending champions, having won 11-9 in London last December, their fifth win in six years. Due to the added workload of being a playing captain, Archer has opted to include American pool legend Buddy Hall as his assistant captain. The Rifleman has never competed in the Mosconi Cup but the Hall of Famer has had a glittering career at the top level and will know the American team as well as anyone. "It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen to be a part of such a wonderful event and I am so excited to be Vice Captain of the USA team. We will do whatever it takes to bring the Mosconi Cup back to USA where it belongs,” said Hall. "It will be my pleasure to team up with Johnny Archer to take back what is ours

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and that is the Mosconi Cup. I know we are going to have a lot of fun but we are there to do just one thing and that is to win!” concluded Hall. Archer added, "Buddy Hall is the greatest player that I have ever played. I still get really nervous even today when I am around him. He is my hero but as great a player that he is, he is a much better person. “It is an honour for me to call him my friend and he will bring knowledge, experience, laughter, and confidence to the USA team which is what we really need this year.” Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.com (Search ‘Mosconi Cup’) or directly from the Mirage on (+1) 702 792 7777 or 1-800-963-9634. The 2013 Mosconi Cup is delighted to work with our valued suppliers –Iwan Simonis: Official Cloth; Aramith: Official Balls and Predator: Official Cue.

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

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

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

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

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Sundays

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

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball VNEA rules 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball

ADDED Call Matching Matching Matching $10/player

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

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

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

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EVENT / RULES Texas Holdem Poker 9-Ball Vegas Rules 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) 9-Ball Vegas Rules Texas Holdem Poker 9-Ball Vegas Rules 220 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH 8-Ball Vegas Rules BTRT 220/198

ENTRY ADDED TIME $5 Call Call $5 $$$ 8:00PM $3+$2 g.f. Matching 8:00PM $5 100% 8:00PM $10 Call Call $5 + green fee $$$ 8:00PM $10 Combined 6:15PM $5 Matches to $100 7:00PM $5 100% 8:00PM $6/$10 Combined 4-8PM

9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) 9-Ball Valley Rules Cribbage Poker 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8 Ball - Mod BCA 8-Ball Call Pocket 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball

$5+3 g.f. Call $5+$3 g.f. Call $3+$2 g.f. Matching $5 Matching $6 Call Call Call $5 100% $3 Meat Shoot Call Call Call Call $5+3 g.f. Call $5 Matching $2 Matching $5 100% $5 + green fee $$$

9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3

8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2

$5

$5

Poker Call 8 Ball - Mod BCA $5 Blind Draw Scotch Dbls $3 BTRT 220/198 $6/$10 8-Ball Valley Rules $5 Poker Call 8-Ball $5 220 $10 Meat Shoot-8 players/round $3/round 8-Ball Call Pocket-Mod BCA $3

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

LOCATION K C Midway Kolby’s Jake’s Bar & Grill Hot Shots Billiards Hot Shots Billiards Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Wichita Pub Underground Sports Bar Kolby’s Greek Village Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Ballad Town Billiards Rodders Rodders Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill Jake’s Bar & Grill (2nd & last) Ringo’s Bar & Grill Silver Dollar Kolby’s NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill

PHONE (503) 656-9501 503-393-7665 (503) 362-3600 (503-644-8869 (503-644-8869 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 654-4201 (503) 848-8888 503-393-7665 (503) 643-2119 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 (503) 357-1111 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 362-3600 (503) 644-7847 (541) 888-5634 503-393-7665 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600

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

ADDED TIME $3/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:00PM $5/player 7:30PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 7:30PM $3/player 7:30PM Match on $5 7:00PM $3/player 8:00PM $5/player 7:00PM Call 7:00PM $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM $3/player 7:30PM $100 6:30PM $5/player 7:30PM $5/player 7:00PM Matching 7:00PM Call Call Call 2:30PM $5/player 1:00PM $5/player 7:30PM Call 7:30PM Match up to 23 7:00PM Call 5:00PM $5/player 4:00PM $100 6:00PM Call 11:00AM $5/player 7:30PM

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CITY WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

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

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 9-Ball

DAY Mondays

CITY Sacramento

ENTRY $5 $5

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

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

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

ADDED Matching Matching

TIME 2:00PM 2:00PM

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CITY

LOCATION

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PHONE

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Spokane Open 9-Ball $75 (incl g.f.) $3,000 w/full field Straight Pool $15 Call WA State 8-Ball $60 incl. g.f. $1,000 w/64 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 9-Ball Handicap - 7’ Diamonds $15+$5 g.f. $200 Guar 9-Ball Women-Buffalo Billiards $30 + fees Call League Mtg @ Eagles Club High Desert Shootout Expert $150 incl. g.f. $5,000 High Desert Shootout Classic $100 incl. g.f. $1,500 High Desert Shootout Sportsmens $50 incl. g.f. $500 High Desert Shootout Saratoga $50 no g.f. $500 High Desert Shootout Hard Luck $30 no g.f. $500 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 9-Ball Open Sc Dbls $50 (incl. g.f.) $1,000 w/64T

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Straight Pool $15 Call 9-Ball Open-Single Elim. $20 Call 8-Ball Handicap $40+$10 g.f. $1,000+ 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 Mini’s & 10-Ball Singles Online Online Regional 9-Ball Scotch Dbls Online $20,000 based on field Regional 9-Ball Men’s Singles Online Regional 9-Ball Women’s Singles Online Regional 9-Ball Men’s/Mixed Team Online Regional 9-Ball Women’s Team Online Regional 9-Ball Men’s GM Online Regional 9-Ball Women’s GM Online 2nd Chance FREE Online 10-Ball Open Men’s $125+$25 g.f. $4,000 w/24 10-Ball Open Women’s $100+$25 g.f. $3,000 w/16 9-Ball Handicap - 7’ Diamonds $15+$5 g.f. $200 Guar 9-Ball WomenTour stop $30 + fees Call 9-Ball Deadwood Shoot-out $40 $1,000 limit 128 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call Straight Pool $15 Call 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call 9-Ball Handicap - 7’ Diamonds $15+$5 g.f. $200 Guar 9-Ball Women-Family Billiards $30 + fees Call 8-Ball Sc Dbls (1) “B” player $5+$2 g.f./plyr Call

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