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CISCO CABELLO, DENNIS WHITAKER, RANDY BAKER, JON MESA The August Edition of Win Jim’s Money Tournament at the Cue Ball in Salem was held on the Saturday the 13th. We had an August crowd of 24 participants fighting for their share of the $440 prize fund. In the loser’s bracket, tournament regulars slugged it out. Jon Mesa faced off for the 4th place prize of $50 with Randy Baker. Mesa played Baker tough, taking the match to the hill. Mesa was then victimized by an unfortunate table idiosyncrasy, with the ball kicking back out of the pocket. Baker, praising the pool Gods, happily sunk the duck and claimed the match. Mesa was none too happy with his misfortune. 4th place and $40 seemed a poor consolation prize. Baker then met up with Cisco Cabello, both of whom have experienced success in this event. They had met up earlier in the tourney, with Baker kicking Cabello to the loser’s bracket. Baker repeated the favor, this

time kicking Cabello out of the tourney altogether. Cisco ended up with 3rd place and $ 70. Dennis Whitaker had won his way to the point. As is usual for the point, it was a while before the loser’s bracket played out. His match with Baker was a 8 – 4 race with Baker having to win 8 to force a playoff. Baker was all business, not allowing Whitaker to gain any momentum. Baker blitzed Whitaker twice 8 – 1, claiming 1st Place and $ 180. Whitaker accepted his 2nd place finish and took home his $110 prize. Our next tournament is Saturday, September 10, 2016. Registration at 9:30 and matches start at 10AM. Stake your claim as a pool player and BE HERE!

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Congratulations to Amar Kang for winning the 3rd Annual Summer Classic 9-Ball Tournament at the Jointed Cue, Sacramento, CA. Amar went wire to wire and took home 1st place and $800.00. Rodney Morris battled through the loser’s side and took 2nd place for $400.00. Deo Apojora had another strong showing and placed 3rd for $300.00 while Jason Williams took home 4th place and $200.00. Thanks to all 32 players who showed up and a special thanks to Angel Olivarez and Joe Murphy for running another successful tournament.

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The August version of the Andy Cloth Nubbins Memorial Monthly Pool Tournament in Saratoga, WY was held on August 12th & 13th. Colorado and Texas each had one player and Wyoming was represented with players from Laramie, Cheyenne, Rawlins, Saratoga, Riverton and Casper and who battled it out for the 8-ball title. The eventual champion Perry Gilbert of Casper, WY went through PERRY GILBERT the field undefeated en route to a 1st place finish that included wins over Jamie Daley, Brian Schnitker, Jimmy Weeks, Anthony Lucero and Monte Thayer. Tournament runner up honors went to Jimmy Weeks of Texas who shot strong all weekend before bowing to Gilbert in the finals. Monte Thayer had a strong showing during the weekend and finished up in the 3rd place spot. Brian Schnitker of Laramie, WY made a splash and took 4th place over the two day tournament. The 5th place tie spots went to tournament promoter EJ Glode of Saratoga, WY and Anthony Lucero of Rawlins, WY. These tournaments continue each month with $1,000 added to each tournament starting in September and only a $30 entry fee which is paid back to the players 100%. The fact that there are no green fees or quarters required and $49 per night motel rooms this tournament is certainly a must for all rocky mountain regional players or those just passing through the area! The next tourney is scheduled for Sept. 16th & 17th and for more information on these tournaments call Monte Thayer at (307)710-1447. The Nubbins Memorial Pool Tournaments are sponsored by Andy Billiard Cloth, Shively Hardware, Koobey 1311, Sagebrush Amusements, Cowboy Saloon, Buckhorn Bar, Duke’s Bar & Grill, Riviera Lodge, Wreck-a-Mend Collision Center and the Carbon County Visitor’s Council. 1st Perry Gilbert $430 + $70 side pot 2nd Jimmy Weeks $320 + $30 side pot 3rd Monte Thayer $220 4th Brian Schnitker championships in our sport $100 now using Andy Cloth? 5th/6th EJ Glode $30 5th/6th Anthony Lucero $30

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Dave Piona Memorial Tourney The 10th Piona Memorial tournament took place this last Saturday Aug 27th at Vinnie’s Bar and Grill in Concord Ca. It’s hard to believe 10 years have passed since we ran our first fundraise tournament to help the family. The Diablo Valley Pool Leagues took it upon themselves to not allow Dave’s memory to be forgotten. For this 10th year memorial Astrid and Cony Mendoza (co-owners of DVPL) put together a cd full of photographs from Dave and his family; Christina and Star Piona, They also created a CD with pictures of the many players that have participated in the last 10 years of tournaments. We would like to mention those of us who made this event a success year after year. Let’s start with Jeff Heath, who has been taking care of the tables for the last few years. Ryan Logsdon who came up with the awesome design for the flier for the important date. Annette wood who created the last 9 years of fliers. Jeanne Marcuso and Vinnie’s Bar for hosting the event and offering her delicious $5 barbecue. Christina Piona in conjunction with Dvpool sweeten up the pot by adding $500 to the pot. Cony and Tina Mendoza, again teaming up to run tourney as efficient as possible without issues throughout the day.

After a 12 hour marathon, here’s the final Results 1st $400 Mike Mitchell 2nd $300 Frank Moreno 3rd $230 Jason Williams 49 players attended the event; they came from San Francisco, Modesto, Sacramento and a few local 4th $150 George Michaels players from the area… honor Dave’s Memory one more time. There were several of the winners of 5/6th $75 Jeff Heath, Randy Mitchell past events, however at the end of the day the only one surviving all the visitors was the league most 7/8th $50 Dough Whaley, Alex Moredo valuable player Jason Williams who has had a tremendous year competing on important events such as The 9-12th $25 Dave Gomez, Francis RitaRita, Mezz Tour and the Norcal Tour, as well as other tournaments. Mike Mitchell from Modesto would play Jason Nine Lahi, Shawn Roy Williams for the hot seat and would send him to the one loss side. He would then face Frank Moreno who Top Woman $50 Holly Robinson

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TESTOSTERONEOUS SHOTS by Tom Simpson © September 2004 – All Rights Reserved –

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Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson


September 2016

This is primarily a guy problem. As guys, we are sometimes driven by our testosterone to do the “manly” thing, whether that manly thing is a smart thing or not. We may know better and do it anyway. In pool, players at every level feel compelled to take the hard shot. We want to “go for it” and try for that low percentage shot. We are pulled by our desire to make the great shot, and at the same time, we are pushed by our fear of looking like a wuss for not taking the shot. In many places, defense (safeties) is viewed as “dirty pool” – definitely not the manly play. Taking the tough shot, we have a chance to pull it off and look good. At the same time, if we miss the tough shot, hey, it was a tough shot. We have an excuse for the miss. Missing with an excuse might be better than just missing, but is this the way we should play? I don’t think so. How many times will you have to shoot that table length super-thin cut shot on the 9-ball and hang it in the pocket before you decide it’s time to play smarter? Our testosterone makes us want to take the dumb shot. How do we overcome that? Is missing shots enough? Is losing enough? Realizing that the players who beat you all the time don’t make these mistakes – is that enough? Here are some ways to begin to avoid testosteroneous shots: 1. Catch yourself. When you’re about to go down on a difficult, low percentage shot, stop and look at the situation again. Re-evaluate your plan. Is there a simpler, easier shot or a good safety? Could you play this shot as a two-way (if you miss, the other guy has nothing good to shoot at)? 2. Consider your priorities. Top Pro Buddy Hall has a terrific way of thinking about any game situation: “How do I win from here?” This is strong because it focuses you on the desired end result – winning. Is making that manly shot more important than making the smarter move that could win the game? It’s your call. If you get more out of celebrating the amazing shot you occasionally make than you do out of winning, well, that answers the question. 3. Consider the situation. Assuming you really do want to win, there is more to consider than just the layout of the moment. To play strategically and give

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yourself every chance to win, you’ll need to consider: Your opponent. What are your opponent’s strengths & weaknesses? Can they kick decently if you hide the cueball? Are they afraid of long straight-in shots? Are they playing well? What can you do to make it difficult or impossible for them? Can you demoralize your opponent with strong defensive play? • The layout. You’re playing 8-Ball and your opponent only needs the 8 and you need to pocket all of your balls. Several of your balls are tied up with the 8 and you don’t see a good way to break them out. Should you try to run out anyway or should you play safe and try for the smart win? • The game. If you’re playing 9-Ball and all of the balls are on the table, playing a tough combo on the 9 may be a reasonable risk. If you’re playing One Pocket and your opponent needs one and you need six, you probably should consider playing defense over taking a low percentage shot that will give the game away if you miss. • The match. Where are you in the match? If it’s a race to seven in 9-Ball, and you’re up 6-1, you might consider taking more risk than if the match was close. • The equipment. If you know the balls tend to roll off on this table, but the shot calls for a slow roll, what should you do? • Your self. Be realistic about your ability and how you’re playing right now. If you can make this shot one time out of three on your best day, should you attempt it right now? Play the right way. There is something to be said for playing the way a good player would play. Taking the right shot, at the right time in the sequence, with the right position plan, is rewarding in itself. This is what all great players do, assuming it makes good pool sense in the situation. My personal approach is to ask myself “What would Willie do?” I have good images of Mosconi playing smart shots & patterns. Use whoever you want, but try having a great player as your imaginary coach. •

Use your testosterone to give you the courage to do the right thing. Excuses don’t win.

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

Sticking to useful trick shots, this time I want to show you a very unusual shot that I borrowed many years ago from my 3-cushion billiards friends. Later I did use it on a couple of occasions, ending up even winning a game. In the diagram I set up a 9-Ball or 10-Ball situation where the lowest ball on the table is the yellow one and the 9- or 10-Ball is the blue ball by the corner pocket A. If we are not too sure about our “safety” skills and therefore prefer to play aggressively since the 10-Ball is hanging so close to a pocket, we can consider a few options. The first, and more feasible one, will be to shoot a 3-rail billiards shot by hitting the left half of the Yellow Object Ball with one tip of left English on the Cue Ball. The Cue Ball would travel three rails (long, short, long) and possibly pocket the 10-Ball in pocket A. The position of some other balls on the table, such as the Brown and the Orange ones, will not make this shot possible though. We could then try to hit the Yellow Object Ball 3/4 full to the right using a lot of top English (12 o’clock, 2 tips) and a 2.5-3 speed stroke and have it “hug” the long rail, bouncing a few times off of it until hitting the 10-Ball and likely pocketing it. Unfortunately also this option won’t work considering the position of other blocking balls on the table. In this scenario, the only shot we could try to pull off would be to hit the Yellow Object Ball a hair to the right, almost full, using a 10 o’clock, 2 tips of English hit on the Cue Ball, and a soft follow through with a 2-speed stroke. After the initial double-kiss, the Cue Ball will come back towards us at a narrow angle, because we did not hit the OB full, slightly curving because of the combination of left and high English. Once the CB will contact the rail, the left English will make the CB open up the angle further to the right, making it head towards pocket A with good chances of making the 10Ball. Remember that using too much top English, let’s say an 11 o’clock hit, will slow the CB down and the CB will also not have enough side spin to come off the long rail at a wide enough angle. If we used a 9 o’clock hit, besides having to compensate for the higher deflection while aiming at the OB, the CB will not curve before hitting the long rail and its side spin will not suffice to make it come off at a wide enough angle. For any problem on this shot, feel free to email me via my website:

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If you need to work on using spin off cushions to get position, here is a drill that has a lot of variation in what you need to do so there’s less chance you’ll get bored. It is like the training game Target Pool that was promoted by pro player Kim Davenport about 20 years ago. This home-brew variation only requires a deck of cards to create the targets. The idea is that you begin with a simple shot like the 1 ball and take the cue ball in hand. You pick one of 32 squares on the table as shown and try to get the cue ball into that square at least two different ways after going to the nearby cushion. To pick the square, get a deck of cards. Take out the ace through 8 of hearts and the ace through 4 of spades, and use them to mark the rail numbers as shown. (After you get used to the layout, these won’t be needed, but they help at first.) Now take the ace through 8 of diamonds and ace through 4 of clubs and shuffle them together. Take the first card, say the 4 of diamonds. That sets how far up and down the table the target is, even with the heart 4 (both red). Take the next card of the other color, say the 2 of clubs. That sets how far across the table the square is, even with the 2 of spades (both black). Put the two cards face-up in the middle of the corresponding square (4,2 in the diagram). Now that you have your target, try to get there using different paths off the cushion by the 1 ball. Path A uses follow and left side spin to give the cue ball speed out of the corner. When you first try this, experiment with the angle and amount of spin to find the most reliable, easy way to get to the target. For this particular shot, I like about a 30-degree cut angle, and equal follow and left English. Path B is just the opposite -- right side spin and draw on the cue ball. I would probably take a little less cut angle for this path.




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Path C is without any spin but still comes off the cushion. The challenge with C in this case is to keep the side spin off the cue ball so it isn’t deflected left or right off the cushion. When you’re ready to go for a score, take up to five tries at each possible path to leave the cue ball in the designated square and give yourself a point if you succeed. Next, pick a new square by shuffling your micro-deck and picking two new cards of opposite color.

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Some squares, especially those by a side cushion, may have only two real paths. For example, to go the lower-right corner (8,4), path A is roughly the same but there is only a sort of combination of B and C for the second way with a little right side spin. And some targets,









such as the upper-left square aren’t much of a challenge. You can also play this as a game with a friend to see which player can get to the target square in the fewest tries. If you are working this drill alone, be sure to see how wide a range of cut angles you can use on a particular shot and still get to your target. That will make the drill a lot more valuable when you have to play from the position you leave yourself rather than from ball-in-hand.


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.

Competition is an important part of the game of pool. For most of us, winning is a lot more than just winning, and losing means more than just losing. There is a lot of mental and emotional baggage attached to both sides of the coin. If you’re a pro player, you are often admired, respected, and looked up to. Losers, on the other hand, well, they’re losers for a reason, and what do we usually call someone that we want to insult? A loser. Needless to say, the fear of losing wreaks havoc with a player’s ability to perform. According to many experts, “The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT—also known as “tapping”) was created by Gary Craig and works like emotional acupressure to quickly, gently, and easily release negative emotions and beliefs that are the root of all our problems and pain. EFT heals emotional problems by literally undoing damage from the past.” EFT Basic Recipe: 1. Select the Problem that You Would Like to Address - Often, many of our mental game weaknesses are due to unhealed painful experiences that we have had in the past. One way to effectively remedy “negativity” is through the application of EFT to the painful memories that are at the root source of the problem. In addition, it is also possible to use EFT to relieve negative in-the-moment emotions (e.g., anxiety, anger, sadness, discouragement, a fight with your teammate, etc.) that could be negatively affecting your game.

a movie. Examples: • I’m furious at my opponent for sharking me during our last match (recent memory) • Dad called me a “loser” when I lost the match (eight-yearold memory) • I’m afraid of losing (current feeling) • I do not trust my stroke (current feeling—though memories may need to be addressed) 3. Rate the Intensity Level Assess on a 0 to 10 scale how painful the memory is or how intense the emotion is, where 0 is no intensity at all and 10 is the maximum intensity. 4. Perform the “Set-up Affirmation” - You do the set-up affirmation by saying a selfacceptance affirmation three times while tapping on the karate

2. The EFT “Reminder Phrase” - Come up with a short phrase used to refer to the painful memory or problem—the more specific, the better. We call this the “reminder” phrase because we will use it during the tapping process to stay focused on the memory or current problem. The way to create a reminder phrase for a memory is to give the memory a title, like the title of

chop point. The self-acceptance affirmation has the following form: “Even though ______________, I deeply and profoundly accept myself.” The blank is filled in with the reminder phrase that you came up with in step two. For example: “Even though I do not trust my stroke, I deeply and profoundly accept myself.” 5. The EFT Tapping Sequence - Perform two passes through all ten points: Say the reminder phrase while quickly tapping on each point. You will say the reminder phrase once per point. This is just the reminder phrase without the “even though” and “I deeply and profoundly accept myself.” 6. Reassess the Intensity Level - Reassess the negative level of the memory or negative feeling on a scale of 0 to 10. If the tapping is working, your negativity level should come down around 1 to 3 points per basic recipe. It may come down even more. 7. Repetition - Repeat steps four through six to apply another EFT Basic Recipe to the memory or painful emotions. Keep repeating the EFT Basic Recipe until there is zero pain associated with the painful memory or the negative emotion. If you try this on your own, you may experience complete relief in around ten minutes of tapping and see a big improvement in your game! You may also experience partial results or no results at all. People attempting EFT for the first time tend to have around a 50 percent success rate, which is actually pretty amazing when you think about it. On the other hand, half the people will experience little or no benefit on their own initially. However, if you work with an experienced EFT practitioner, your success rate will likely be near the 90th percentile.

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Justin “Iceberg” Bergman double-dipped Skyler Woodward in the finals of the 10-Ball Division at the 23rd Annual US Bar Table Championships taking place this week at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Justin Bergman

The 10-Ball Division began Monday with 74 players and by Wednesday the field had whittled down to just three young rising stars in the U.S. billiard scene: Bergman, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; Woodward, of Paducah, Ken. and Billy Thorpe of Dayton, Ohio. Bergman’s path to the finals included wins over Miguel Batista, 7-6; Jason Klatt, 7-1; Jesse Piercey, 7-4; Dale Stanley, 7-2; and Vilmos Foldes, 7-1; before he was sent to the B side of the bracket by Woodward, with a score of 3-7. But being on the loser’s side of the bracket didn’t appear to slow Bergman’s energy or determination. Bergman, who celebrated his 29th birthday Friday, beat Shane Van Boening, 7-6, in the loser’s bracket and then went on to beat Larry Nevel Jr., 7-2 and Thorpe, 7-6, before facing Woodward in the finals for the $3,800 first place prize. And Bergman knew he had his work cut out for him. Woodward had posted solid wins over Manny Perez, 7-5; Mo Salamah, 7-4; Bret Huth, 7-0; Chris McDaniel, 7-2; and Thorpe, 7-4, to take the hot seat. The finals match was a study in opposite styles of play. Woodward showed off his relaxed confident free-wheeling game while Bergman was cautious and methodical, visualizing each detail of his game plan at the table before executing a single shot. And Bergman’s meticulous play coupled with controlled and successful break shots led to his victories over Woodward. Bergman beat Woodward by a score of 7-5 in the first match and 7-6 in the second. Bergman took home Sky Woodard

Men’s USBT 10-Ball Results and Payouts 1st $3800 Justin Bergman 2nd $2200 Skyler Woodward 3rd $1600 Billy Thorpe 4th $1100 Larry Nevel Jr. 5/6th $650 Can Salim, Shane Van Boening 7/8th $400 Roberto Gomez Jr, Chris McDaniel 9-12th $250 Sal Butera, Vilmos Dadian, Josh Roberts, Tyler Styer 13-16th $150 James Adams, Bret Huth, Mike Massey, Jesse Piercey


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$3,800 for the win and Woodward collected $2,200. Thorpe, who finished third, won $1,600. In the Women’s Division, Jessica Frideres, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was waiting in the hot seat when Rebecca Wagner, of Las Vegas, returned for revenge. Frideres had wins over Grace Nakamura, 5-1; Heather Cortez, 5-3; and Adina Pelletier, 5-0, before sending Wagner to the loser’s bracket in a hill-hill match. Wagner posted wins against Trinh Lu, 5-3; Kimberly Whitman, 5-4 and Mary Coffman, 5-0 before losing to Frideres. Wagner faced Nakamura in the loser’s bracket and beat Nakamura, of Ontario, Can. in a hill-hill match to reach the finals. Both women showed solid skills and depended on plenty of safety play to keep the score tight. But in the end, it was Wagner who would make the final mistake, allowing Frideres to win the hill-hill match and the 2016 USBTC 10-Ball Champion title. Frideres earned $725, Wagner, who got second, received $425. Nakamura finished third for $275. The US Bar Table Championships continue through Aug. 28, with the 9-Ball Division underway and the 8-Ball Division to start Friday. In addition, players who place in the top 32 of each open division receive Mosconi Cup USA Team points on a sliding scale. The top three American players with the most points at the end of the year will be selected for the USA Mosconi Cup Team. Sponsors include: OB Cues, the Official Cue; Kamui, the Official Tip; Diamond Billiard Products, Cyclop Balls, Simonis Cloth, BadBoys Billiard Productions, FargoRate, Magic Ball Rack and Matchroom Sport. Rebecca Wagner

Women’s USBT 10-Ball Results and Payouts 1st $725 Jessica Frideres 2nd $425 Rebecca Wagner 3rd $275 Grace Nakamura 4th $175 Kimberly Kirk 5/6th $125 Mary Coffman, Adina Pelletier

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With cool determination, Justin Bergman iced his opponents to win the 9-Ball Division of the US Bar Table Championship (USBTC) Friday at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, beating Shane McMinn in the finals by a score of 9-7. It was a perfect follow up to his victory Wednesday when he won the 10-Ball. Bergman, aka, “Iceberg” pocketed $4,100 for the win and locked up the $1,500 All-Around Bonus, making it a $9,400 week for the 29-year-old from Fairview Heights, Ill. Bergman faced a touch field in the 9-Ball Division, posting wins over Billy Thorpe, 9-6; Donny Branson, 9-6; Chris Stanfield, 9-8; Max Eberle 9-3; Ryan DeBerg, 9-2; and Edwin Garcia, 9-1, before sending Shane McMinn to the loser’s bracket after a 9-7 win to take the hot seat. McMinn, a former Oklahoma State champion, beat Roberto Gomez Jr., 9-6; Josh Roberts, 9-5; Julio Burgos Torres, 9-5; and Mike DeWitt, 9-6, before losing to Bergman, 7-9. Then McMinn beat Jason Klatt to meet Bergman in the finals. The finals of the 9-Ball Division, which had an alternating break format, started with each of the players breaking and running a rack. In the third rack, McMinn, who had won the lag, jawed the seven ball, giving Bergman the rack and an advantage that McMinn was unable to overcome. Bergman is also still undefeated in the 8-Ball Division, which began Friday, so he has the opportunity to win the USBTC’s Triple Crown, a feat that has never been accomplished by any player. In addition, he’ll receive Mosconi Cup points for his wins — a fact that is very important to him. Before the start of the USBTC,

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Men’s USBT 9-Ball Results and Payouts $4100 Justin Bergman $2500 Shane McMinn $1500 Jason Klatt $1000 Billy Thorpe $650 Skylar Woodward, Hector Saez $450 Gary Onomura, Donny Branson

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Keelan McCullers, Roberto Gomez Jr, Dale Stanley Jr, Sean King $200 Roger Goodman, Stan Tourangeau, Rodrigo Geronimo, Max Eberle $125 Chris Stanfield, Sal Butera, Jeremy Fedkenheuer Wesley Nemmers, Chris Byers, Larry Nevel Jr, Chris McDaniel, Josh Roberts

Wagner Wins Women’s 9-Ball Bergman was 14th on the Mosconi Cup rankings. “I want to make the Mosconi Cup (team) so bad,” said Bergman, who represented the USA as part of the Mosconi Cup team in 2015 and 2014. “So that’s my main goal this year.” Rebecca Wagner of Las Vegas, who placed second in the Women’s 10-Ball Division, found her way to another finals and was able to capture the 2016 USBTC Women’s 9-Ball Champion title early Friday, beating Susan Williams of Chandler, Ariz. in the finals posted wins against Mary Coffman, 7-4; Debra Aarens, 7-1; and Tina Larsen, 7-1. She beat Williams in the hot seat match, 7-4 on Thursday and repeated that feat in the finals. Williams tournament included wins over Sierra Reams, 7-5; Grace Nakamura, 7-6; Anne Carmona, 7-5; and 10-Ball Champion Jessica Frideres, 7-5, before being sent to the B side of the bracket by Wagner. Then Williams beat Frideres again, 7-3, to secure her spot in the finals. The US Bar Table Championships continues through Sunday with the 8-Ball divisions in full swing. The Open 8-Ball Division has 101 players and there are 26 players in the Women’s Division. Players who place in the top 32 of each open division receive Mosconi Cup USA Team points on a sliding scale. The top three American players with the most points at the end of the year will be selected for the USA Mosconi Cup Team. Sponsors of the $20,000-added tournament include: OB Cues, the Official Cue; Kamui, the Official Tip; Diamond Billiard Products, Cyclop Balls, Simonis Cloth, BadBoys Billiard Productions, FargoRate, Magic Ball Rack and Matchroom Sport.


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$775 Rebecca Wagner $475 Susan Williams $300 Jessica Frideres $200 Tina Larsen $125 Grace Nakamura, Heather Cortez

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Van Boening 2016 US Bar Table 8-Ball Champion ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY: MARY COFFMAN/CSI

“Finally!” That was Shane Van Boening’s reaction to winning the 8-Ball Division at the 23rd Annual US Bar Table Championship, which concluded Sunday at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. There are few titles in the sport of pool that Van Boening hasn’t captured. Many he has taken in multiples — including being a three-time USBTC 9-Ball champion as well as a three-time USBTC 10-Ball Champion. But when it came to the 8-Ball division, the title was elusive and the closest Van Boening had gotten was second.


Until today, when Van Boening bested Jason Klatt in the finals by a score of 5-3 and captured the title as the undefeated winner. Van Boening’s path through the 101-player field included wins over: David Espinoza, 5-2; Sal Butera, 5-1; Ronald Solgot, 5-0; Manuel Perez, 5-3; Chris McDonald, 5-3; Hector “Robb” Saez, 5-3; and Klatt. Klatt’s tournament trail included wins over: Bret Huth, 5-4; Ronny Park, 5-2; Justin Bergman, 5-3 and Roberto Gomez Jr., 5-4 before losing to Hector ‘Robb’ Saez, 1-5. In the loser’s bracket, Klatt beat Sal Butera, 5-1, and Billy Thorpe, 5-0. Then he faced Saez again and beat him 5-1 to earn his place in the finals, where he lost in the first set. Van Boening earned $4,400 for the win and Klatt received $2,700. The $20,000-added 23rd Annual US Bar Table Championship concludes today with the finals of the Men’s 8-Ball Division. Sponsors include: OB Cues, the Official Cue; Kamui, the Official Tip; Diamond Billiard Products, Cyclop Balls, Simonis Cloth, BadBoys Billiard Productions, FargoRate, Magic Ball Rack and Matchroom Sport. Men’s USBT 8-Ball Results and Payouts 1st $4400 Shane Van Boening 2nd $2700 Jason Klatt 3rd $1650 Hector Saez 4th $1100 Billy Thorpe 5/6th $725 Sal Butera, Chris McDaniel 7/8th $500 Manuel Perez, Roberto Gomez Jr. 9-12th $300 Justin Bergman, Stan Tourangeau, Dan Louie, Monte Thayer 13-16th $200 Sean King, Edwin Garcia, Ronald Solgot, Alejandro Rodriguez 17-24th $125 Skylar Woodward, Glen Collins, Michael Deitchman, Jesse Piercey, Roger Goodman, Joe Cannella Jr, Dustin Wilgus, Larry Nevel Jr.


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Wagner Captures Triple Crown at USBTC Rebecca Wagner of Las Vegas had the hometown advantage and made the most of it, earning the Women’s 8-Ball, Women’s 9-Ball and the All-Around Titles at the 2016 US Bar Table Championships at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Not bad for a woman who has only played one tournament since having her son, Lincoln, in October. In 2015, Wagner won the Chinook Winds Open 10-Ball tourney, beating world champion Allison Fisher twice in the finals to win. She also posted three first place wins in Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour stops throughout the year. In 2013, Wagner was the USBTC 9-Ball Champion and took second place in the 8-Ball Division.


“The only tourney I played was an AWB stop and I won that,” she said. In fact, Wagner was so unsure about playing the USBTC that she waited until the very last minute to enter. She was at work and asked a co-worker to cover for her so she could go to the bathroom and enter the tournament 18 minutes before entries closed. “The (USBTC) is in my backyard, so I felt stupid not playing,” she said, even though she was not prepared and hadn’t been practicing. Wagner, who is sponsored by Tony Hargain, owner of Hustlin USA Clothing Co., used her experience on the table to send opponent after opponent to the loser’s bracket. She beat Heather Cortez in the first round, 4-1, and followed that win up with wins over Bo Bowman, 4-1; Kimberly Whitman, 4-2; Tina Larsen, 4-1; and finally beating Jessica Frideres in the hot seat match, 4-1. Frideres beat Juliana Goodman, 4-0; Sierra Reams, 4-0; and Melinda Huang, 4-0; in the winner’s bracket before losing to Wagner, 1-4. In the loser’s bracket, Frideres beat Tina Larsen, 4-1, to earn her way back to the final’s arena. In the true double-elimination tournament format, Frideres had to beat Wagner twice and she knew it, jumping out to capture the first set quickly and decisively, 0-4. But in the second set, Wagner played smart and careful, keeping Frideres from the table and an opening shot as often as possible. The strategy worked and Wagner finished Frideres off in the second set by a score of 4-2. Wagner said her only regret in the tournament was not playing better in the 10-Ball Division, where she placed second to Frideres. “I did not capitalize on the opportunities given to me in the 10-Ball,” she said. The $20,000-added 23rd Annual US Bar Table Championship concludes today with the finals of the Men’s 8-Ball Division. Sponsors include: OB Cues, the Official Cue; Kamui, the Official Tip; Diamond Billiard Products, Cyclop Balls, Simonis Cloth, BadBoys Billiard Productions, FargoRate, Magic Ball Rack and Matchroom Sport.


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Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour participants arrived to The Broken Rack full of excitement after attending the BCA National championship in Las Vegas in the month of July. Many of our players competed in singles, scotch doubles and team events, which is why the TWCWT did not have a tour stop during that month. The NorCal area was highly represented. We had Brenda Clark take 2nd on the Women’s 8-Ball Singles Bronze division, Revelina Um placed 1st in Women’s Silver singles and Silver scotch doubles. Finally, Leslie Bernardi, Shawn Modelo, Emilyn Callado, and Stephanie Hefner were able to capture their 1st place finish in the Platinum Teams division. This being our 2nd stop, 36 players participated. We added five new entrants to the regular roster

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and it was nice to see Eleanor Callado some of the returning players show up also. Wayne Boucher, one of the owners of The Broken Rack, welcomed everyone and extended his hospitality to all the players. The Broken Rack is a great room, with many tables, great food, a central location, and a very professional staff who took great care of the players throughout the weekend. The Rack runs local leagues and holds weekly events almost every night. Marilyn and Wayne Boucher have been supporters of the tour since the beginning, when Julie Hunter used to run it. As a bonus, TWCWT had their own masseuse, Desiree Montes, and the players kept her very busy for the two tournament days. A portion of her profits were donated toward the tour. In the Main Event on day 1, Emilyn Callado (7) beat Ginger Bowen (6), Cindy Kim (6), and Gigi Callejas

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Janna Sue Nelson (7), Leslie Bernardi (7), and Theresa Teague (5) to face Emilyn in Day 2. Sher Ahola (7), who is having an awesome year so far, won matches against Elizabeth Jeung (6), Minnie Tayaotao (7), and Jessica Skye (6) to set herself up for a winner’s side match against Eleanor Callado (7), who defeated K-ly Jung (6), Kendra Fuller (6), and Bonnie Ogg (6) to make it to Day 2 on the right side. It was surprising to see some of the previous winners, Revelina Um (7), Janna Sue Nelson (7), Darnell Domingo, K-ly Jung and Minnie Tayaotao (7), fall short in their effort to make it to the top eight via the one-loss side, but it speaks to the competitiveness of the tour. Tiger West Coast’s participants are always striving towards improvement and absolutely love competition; it feels as if everyone is working their hardest towards that win. At the end of Saturday night, we had the following matches on the winner side: Emilyn Callado (7) vs. Shawn Modelo (6) and Sher Ahola (7) vs. Eleanor Callado (7). For a minute, it felt as this would be an all Callado final, but Shawn Modelo was not going to let that happen, she sent Emilyn to the one-loss side with a close score of 6-5. In the meantime, Eleanor would take care of Sher Ahola 7-3, earning herself a spot on winner’s side to play for the hot seat against Shawn Modelo. On the one-loss side, Kendra Fuller, who is another

player having a great year so far, won matches against Lynn Tiret (Wells-Donner), Ginger Bowen, and Theresa Teague to earn a place in the top four. Gigi Callejas won matches against Cony Mendoza, Revelina Um, and Janna Sue Nelson to earn her spot as well. TWCWT also had a new player, Bonnie Ogg, who defeated another new player Joina Liao, Sue Lueder, and Michelle Fraser. She would face Jessica Skye, who won matches against Michelle Frasier, new player Alyson Fudge, and Revelina Um. So matches for Sunday morning on the one-loss side were: Gigi Callejas vs. Kendra Fuller and Bonnie Ogg vs. Jessica Skye. Congratulation to Eleanor Callado, who would again come ahead on this stop one more time. Play against her, and making a single mistake could cost you the match. She is looking very strong towards winning the 2016 Tour one more year. Final standings: 1st $340 Eleanor Callado 2nd $260 Sher Ahola 3rd $190 Shawn Modelo 4th $130 Bonnie Ogg 5th-6th $95 Gigi Callejas Emilyn Callado 7th-8th $65 Kendra Fuller Jessica Skye 9th-12th $30 Theresa Teague Janna Sue Nelson Michelle Frasier Cindy Kim Second-Chance Final Standings: 1st $80 Darnell Domingo 2nd $50 K-ly Jung 3rd/4th $20 Amani Ali Cony Mendoza As always, we want to thank our regular sponsors: Tony Kalamdaryan, President of Tiger Products, Don Akerlow of On the Break News and Cony and Tina Mendoza of Diablo Valley Pool Leagues. We also want to recognize our room sponsors: Karen Markulis of Hard Times Billiards, Sacramento, Lee Simon of Buffalo Billiards, Petaluma, Wayne Boucher of The Broken Rack, Emeryville, Delbert Wong of Sher Ahola Family Billiards, San Francisco, Geoff Somer of Diamond Billiards, Modesto, and Sheri Dadian of Diamond Billiards, Fresno. If you enjoy women’s pool, please support the rooms and businesses that support our sport. Live streaming provided by Eleanor Callado. Photos provided by Naomi Manuel. Come out and join the fun. Women of all skill levels are welcome. Visit our website at and our Facebook page, Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour for more information.

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September 2016

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LOCATION Cue-Topia The Pocket Fast Eddy’s Jointed Cue Family Billiards Rose’s Billiards Greek Village Jointed Cue Cue-Topia

PHONE (253) 512-6898 (208) 375-2474 (831) 462-1882 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 707-497-6295 (503) 643-2119 (916) 456-3243 (253) 512-6898

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 8-Ball Open WorldPPA 9-Ball 9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball on 7’ Diamonds 8 & 9-Ball BCA Rules 3/2 9-Ball Open BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp

ENTRY ADDED TIME $5+$3 100% 7:30PM $5 $$$ 8:00PM $12/$25 $100 (last Mon) 8:00PM $10 Call 8:00PM $20 Call 7:00PM $10 Call 7:30PM $5 $3/player 7:30PM $5-$15 $50 8:00PM $10/$8 Call 5:00PM

Wednesdays Amboy, WA Burien, WA Coos Bay, OR Burien, WA Petaluma, CA Petaluma, CA Spokane, WA Lakewood, WA Tacoma, WA Tacoma , WA Thursdays Lakewood, WA Boise, ID Modesto, CA San Francisco, CA Fridays Electric City, WA Petaluma, CA Coos Bay, OR Medford, OR Salem, OR Ft Collins, CO Fed. Hgts, CO Lakewood, WA Ocean Pk, WA Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Saturdays Burien, WA Burien, WA Vancouver, WA Lakewood, WA Sumner, WA Spokane, WA Modesto, CA Portland, OR Salem, OR Petaluma, CA Ft Collins, CO Fed Hgts, CO Sundays Fircrest, WA Tacoma, WA Vancouver, WA Orofino, ID Pocatello,, ID Coos Bay, OR Portland, OR Portland, OR Salem, OR Ft Collins, CO Fed Hgts, CO Bozeman, MT Lakewood, WA

Nick’s Bar & Grill BZ’s Sport Bar Silver Dollar Good Time Ernie’s Buffalo Billiards Buffalo Billiards Black Diamond Cue-Topia Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Latitude 84 Cue-Topia The Pocket Diamond Billiards Family Billiards Banks Lake Pub Buffalo Billiards Silver Dollar Rackem Jake’s Bar & Grill Match Ups Wreck Room Schooners Doc’s Tavern Latitude 84 Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Good Time Ernie’s (1st Sat) Good Time Ernie’s (3rd Sat) 4th Plain Tavern Schooners Log Cabin (3rd Sat) Black Diamond Diamond Billiards Greek Village Jake’s Bar & Grill Buffalo Billiards Match Ups Wreck Room Charley’s Pub Malarkey’s Pool & Brew 4th Plain Tavern The Shot Glass Oasis Bar Silver Dollar NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards Jake’s Bar & Grill Match Ups Wreck Room Scoop Bar Cue-Topia

(360) 247-9914 (206) 243-6018 (541) 888-5634 (206) 248-1670 (707) 794-7338 (707) 794-7338 (509) 891-8357 (253) 512-6898 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (253) 512-6898 (208) 375-2474 (209) 577-1447 (415) 931-1115 (509) 633-2000 (707) 794-7338 (541) 888-5634 (541) 779-6111 (503) 362-3600 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (206) 248-1670 (206) 248-1670 (360) 254-3729 (253) 584-1919 (253) 863-2905 (509) 891-8357 (209) 577-1447 (503) 643-2119 (503) 362-3600 (707) 794-7338 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 (253) 564-9454 (253) 383-3301 (360) 254-3729 (208) 476-0243 (208) 232-9347 (541) 888-5634 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266 (503) 362-3600 970-482-BEER 303-412-0257 (406) 209-4124 (253)512-6898

Meat Shoot 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH Players Choice 8-Ball TAP 5 & under 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D 8-Ball Handicap 9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3 BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 9-Ball Barbox 9-Ball Open 8-Ball Bar Table R2-DE 9-Ball Handicap 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball - BCA Rules 9-Ball Handicapped 8-Ball-No AA 8-Ball 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Open 8-Ball DE - best 2 of 3 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball 8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2 8-Ball Bar Table 8 & 9-Ball No Masters 8-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 10-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball DE - race to 3 8-Ball Ball-in-hand 8/9 Ball Alternating Players Choice 8-Ball - Race 2/1 10-Ball Players Choice 9-Ball 9-Ball Outlaw Pool Tournament 9-ball

$3 $5 $5 $5+$1 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $10/$8 $5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $5+$3 $5 $10 $20 $5 $10 $5 $5 $10 (incl g.f.) $8 $10 $5 $3 Call $5+3 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. $5+$1 g.f. $5 $10+$5 g.f. $5 $10 $5 $10 (incl g.f.) $15/10/5 $5 $10 $5 $5 $5+$1 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $3 M/$2 W $7/$10 $10 (incl g.f.) $10 $10 $10 $5 +$3 g.f.




DAY CITY Mondays Lakewood, WA Boise, ID Capitola, CA Sacramento, CA San Francisco, CA Tuesdays Eureka, CA Portland, OR Sacramento, CA Lakewood, CA

Meat 6:30PM Match to $100 7:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 7:30PM Matching 7:30PM $20 gift card 1st 7:00PM Call 5:00PM Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM 100% 7:30PM $$$ 8:00PM $3/player 7:00PM Call 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM $3/player 6:30PM $$$ 6:30PM $100 7:30PM $$$ 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM Matching 5:45PM Matching 5:45PM Match up to 25 3:00PM 100% 7:00PM $$$ 3:00PM $20 gift card 1st Noon $3/player 7:00PM Call 4:00PM $$$ 6:30PM Call 2:00PM $$$ 7:30PM $$$ 7:30PM 100% 7:30PM 100% 1:00PM Match up to 25 4:00PM $100 min pot 1PM Matching 8:00PM Call 5:00PM $100 6:00PM $100 5:30PM $$$ 6:30PM $100 3:00PM Call 7:30PM Call 6:00PM 100% 5:30PM

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice

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September 2016


Tournament Trail

Call First - All Tournaments are subject to change without notice


Sep 3-4 Sep 3-5 Sep 4 Sep 10 Sept 10-11 Sept 10-11 Sep 15-18 Sep 15-18 Sep 16-17 Sep 17-18 Sep 17-18 Sep 23-25 Sep 23 Sep 23 Sep 23 Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 25 Sep 25 Sep 25 Sep 24-25 Oct 1-2 Oct 1-2 Oct 1-2 Oct 2 Oct 7-9 Oct 7-9 Oct 10-16 Oct 15-16 Oct 28-29 Oct 30 Nov 4-5 Nov 5-6 Nov 6 Nov 12 Nov 12-13 Nov 26-27 Nov 27 Dec 10-11 Jan 14-15 Jan 21-22


Keizer, OR Spokane, WA Portland, OR Salem, OR Bellflower, CA Fresno, CA New Town, ND New Town, ND Saratoga, WY Fresno, CA Bellevue, WA Twin Falls, ID Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Rawlins, WY Portland, OR Keizer, OR Tacoma, WA Keizer, OR Fresno, CA Portland, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Lincoln City, OR Modesto, CA Saratoga, WY Portland, OR Saratoga, WY San Francisco Portland, OR Salem, OR San Francisco, CA Fresno, CA Portland, OR Milpitas, CA Sacramento,CA Petaluma, CA




Kolby’s (see ad p8) 503-393-7665 9-Ball A’s & B’s Black Diamond (see ad p10) 509-891-8357 Spokane Open 9 Ball-Limit 128 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool Cue Ball (see ad p7) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Hardtimes (see ad July) 562-867-7733 10-Ball - limit 128 TWCWT (see ad p10) 510-652-9808 9-Ball at Diamond Billiards Four Bears Casino (see ad p11) 701-421-9880 8-Ball Open Men’s Four Bears Casino (see ad p11) 701-421-9880 8-Ball Open Women’s Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Nubbins Memorial-Saratoga Diamond Billiards (see ad p11) 559-435-1130 Memorial 9-Ball - Best of Fresno MugShots (see ad p22) 425-746-8852 Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Pocket (see ad p24) 208-733-9676 Ben Pratt Classic 9-Ball High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Master Division 10-Ball-Single Elim High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Classic Division (Intermediate)-Limit 64 High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Sportsmen Division (Local-Beginner)-Limit 32 High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Expert Division (AA & A)-Limit 64 High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Master Division Saratoga-Dbl Elim High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Master Division 8-Ball-Single Elim High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Hard Luck 9-Ball-Single Elim High Desert Shootout (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Jrs 8-Ball Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7) 503-282-8266 10-Ball-Limit 32 Kolby’s (see ad p8) 503-393-7665 Open 10-Ball Malarkey’s (see ad p27) 253-383-3301 NRC 9-Ball Challenge Kolby’s (see ad p8) 503-393-7665 Chinook Winds Warm-up Diamond Billiards (see ad p11) 559-283-0000 NorCal Pool Tour 9-Ball Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool Chinook Winds Open(see ad p25) 360-703-4081 10-Ball Men’s - limit 128 Chinook Winds Open(see ad p25) 360-703-4081 10-Ball Women’s - limit 48 Western BCA (see ad Aug) 9-Ball Championships TWCWT (see ad p10) 510-652-9808 9-Ball At Diamond Billiards Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Nubbins Memorial-8-Ball Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7) 503-282-8266 10-Ball-Limit 32 Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p9) 307-710-1447 Nubbins Memorial-Saratoga Family Billiards (see ad p27) 415-931-1115 NorCal Pool Tour 9-Ball Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool Cue Ball (see ad p7) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players TWCWT (see ad p10) 510-652-9808 9-Ball at Family Billiards Diamond Billiards (see ad p11) 559-283-0000 9-Ball-Limit 128 Sam’s Billiards (see ad p7) 503-282-8266 10-Ball-Limit 32 TWCWT (see ad p10) 510-652-9808 9-Ball At Edgies Billiards Jointed Cue (see ad p26) 916-456-3243 NorCal Pool Tour 10-Ball Buffalo Billiards (see ad p26) 800-400-4283 9-Ball


$25 $100 incl gf $15 $10 $65+$25 fee $30 $130 incl gf $75 incl gf $30 $65 $45/player $50+$10 g.f. Varies $100 incl gf $50 incl gf $140 incl gf Varies Varies $30 incl gf $5 $10/15Masters Call $75 incl fees $75 $65 incl g.f. $15 Call Call Vary $30 $30 $10/15Masters $30 $65 incl g.f. $15 $10 $30 $65+fees $10/15Masters $30 $65 incl g.f. $65+fees


$300 $4,000 w/ff Call $200 $2500 Call $25,000 w/Calc $10,000 w/Calc $1,000 $2,500 Over 64 $500 Guar $3,000 $1,000 $800 $400 $2,000 $3,000 $2,000 $400 $400 $300 $700 $6,500 w/72 $700 $1,000 w/64 Call $10,000 1st $4,000 1st Online Call $1,000 $300 $1,000 $1,000 w/64 Call $200 Call $2,500 $300 Call $1,000 w/64 $2,500


10AM 9AM Sat 11AM 10AM Call 11:30AM Call Call Call Call 9:30AM 6PM 7PM 7PM 6PM 7PM 9AM 9AM 10AM Noon 3PM 10AM 8AM 10AM Call 11AM Call Call 9AM 11:30AM Call 3PM Call Call 11AM 10AM 11:30AM Call 3PM 11:30AM Call Call



September 2016

September 3-5 - Texas Open 9-ball Round Rock, Austin, TX Level 2, Grade 2 October - Gotham City Billiards Pro 9 BallClassic Brooklyn, NY Level 2, Grade 3 September 15-184 Bears 8 Ball ClassicNew Town, North Dakota Level 3 Grade 1 October 7-9 - Chinook Winds Open 10 BallLincoln City, Oregon Level 3, Grade 2 October - US Open 9 BallNorfolk, Virginia Level 1

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The Break Pool Magazine September Issue 2016  

Watch for th eChinook Winds Open coming up and read the results and wrap up from the USBTC. Mosconi Cup points are adding up so check it out...

The Break Pool Magazine September Issue 2016  

Watch for th eChinook Winds Open coming up and read the results and wrap up from the USBTC. Mosconi Cup points are adding up so check it out...