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32 Good Samaritan Finds Archer COVER ARTICLE19 Carrido Wins Memorial

The Break is a monthly publication, dedicated to the advancement of the sport of pool. The opinions expressed are those of the author or advertiser and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Break or its staff. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material submitted for publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced. © 2016 The Break

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at The Broken Rack

Oscar Dominguez came back from a hot seat loss to meet and defeat Rodney Morris in the finals of the 20th Annual Jay Swanson (Swanee) Memorial Tournament, held on the weekend of February 20-21. The event’s $10,000 prize package drew a full field of 128 entrants.The tournament came within a match or two of featuring a finals contest between Oscar and his father, Ernesto, who faced separate opponents in the winners’ side semifinals. Oscar met up with Amar Kang, as his Dad faced Morris. Oscar defeated Kang 8-5, as Ernesto was sent to the loss side by Morris 8-4. Morris took the hot seat 8-5 and waited on the younger Dominguez’ return.On the loss side, Ernesto ran into Johnny Kang, who’d defeated Jonny Martinez 7-5 and Santos Sambajon, Jr. 7-3 to reach him. Amar Kang picked up last year’s runner-up Hungarian Vilmos Foldes, who’d eliminated Max Eberle 7-4 and Brendan Crockett 7-2. Ernesto locked up in a double hill battle that he won versus Johnny Kang, while Amar Kang fell to Foldes 7-2. Ernesto then downed Foldes in the quarterfinals 7-5, setting up a father-son semifinal, which, by family tradition, they chose not to play; Ernesto allowing Oscar to face Morris in the finals.“When we first started playing together,” Oscar explained, “we were both so bad that it was funny, so we decided that we wouldn’t play against each other, and it stuck.“It’s usually me who advances,” he added, “because my father always wants me to get more experience.”It paid off handsomely, although there’s no way to determine whether it would have paid off just as handsomely if Ernesto had faced Morris. As it turned out, Oscar got his second shot at Morris and delivered, 11-9, to claim the 20th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial title.

1st $2500 Oscar Dominguez2nd $1500 Rodney Morris3rd $900 Ernesto Dominguez4th $600 Vilmos Foldes5th/6th $400 Amar Kang/Johnny Kang7th/8th $300 Brendan Crockett/Santos Sambajon9th-12th $215 Tyler Van Wulvan/Max Eberle/ Henry Brodt/Jonny Martinez13th-16th $160 Chris Tate/Beau Runningen/ Ruben Bautista/Shaun Murphy17th-24th $120 Victor Ignacio/Barba Butch/ Joe Delio/Sal Butera/ Stephen Eakins/Dave Martineau/ Ray Lorenzo/Ernesto Bayaua25th-32nd $80 Delbert Wong/Tony Castro/ Winnie Tolentino/Attila Csorba/ John Nekali/Scott Slayton/ Alfred Martinez/Abel Lim

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It was a beautiful, balmy President’s Day in Emeryville, California. Forty-four players chose to enjoy the holiday by playing in the open 8 Ball tournament at The Broken Rack. The format was double elimination (race to 3 on the A side/race to 2 on the B side) alternating break. The entry fee was $30 with the Broken Rack adding $300 to the prize fund plus, with four or more female entries, offering a $50 prize to the highest finishing woman not otherwise in the money.

Facing off in the hot seat match were Amar Kang and Robert Yulo. Robert won the lag but broke dry. Amar sank three balls before missing on a masse shot. Back at the table Robert ran out to take the first game. Amar broke and ran out to even the score. Robert returned the favor to go up 2-1. Amar failed to sink a ball on the following break and Robert never gave him a second chance at the table, winning the match 3-1.

Meantime, on the B side, Alex Bradley was battling George Michaels while Rich Yoder faced took on Doug Whaley. Alex, who originated these Monday holiday tournaments and was director of every edition up to this one, was greatly enjoying his switch to player. He won three matches before being sent over to the one loss side by the player who ended up in the hot seat, then took matches from Michael Glass and George Michaels. Alex’s run was ended in 4th place by Rich, who had won his match with Doug. The last match on the B

side ended with Rich Yoder in 3rd place and Amar Kang headed back for a rematch with Robert Yulo in the finals.

Robert won the lag again but scratched on the break. The game that ensued was tense and drawn out with both players thinking long and hard before taking many of their shots. Eventually Robert pervailed to take a 1-0 lead. Nothing went down on Amar’s break and Robert seemed to be on his way to taking the second game as well when, to everyone’s shock, he miscued. Amar evened the match at 1-1 and from there he was on his way winning the first set 3-1. A second set, this one a race to 2, was needed to determine the tournament winner. Naturally, considering the level of competition the two players had been displaying, it went hill/hill before Robert Yulo was finally able to secure first place. The final order of finish and prize money was as follows:

We had six women in the field. Alyson Fudge outlasted the others for the $50 prize. Our thanks to first time tournament director Daoud Salman who did a fine job, even though he found it “an awfully long time to watch pool and not get to play”.

We’ll be kicking off summer with another open 8 Ball tournament on Memorial Day. We expect good pool and a good time. Come on down.

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SALEM, OR - The Cue BallFebruary’s Win Jim’s money saw 33 players enter to compete for the 1st place prize of $205.

Results and Payouts1st Joseph Farmer $2052nd Pat Vollendroff $1253rd Mike Jarvis $804th Dennis Whitaker $505th/6th Jose Aquino/Randy Baker $257th/8th Jon Mesa/Diane Krause $10

Pat Vollendroff was the winner of the unde-feated side, waiting for the losers bracket to play out. Joseph Farmer defeated Mike Jarvis to advance to the finals, where he would have to beat Vollendroff twice to claim the 1st place prize. Farmer took advantage of several oppor-tunities offered him and put Vollendroff away to force the tiebreaker. Both players played to their ranking and forced the last match to the

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There are some players who play very consciously. They think about many many details of stroke, form, alignment, aim, etc. They have elaborate pre-shot routines to help ensure their consistency. They are aware of a lot of body sensations. They use whatever physics grasp they have of the game to help them plan and execute their shots.They try to do everything on purpose. I call these MechanicalPlayers (MP‘s). I‘m somewhere on this end of the spectrum.

The FeelPlayers (FP‘s) are the opposite. They trust their body to do the right thing. They are not conscious of how they do what they do, and may not even be interested in knowing much about how things work or why. They appear to be looser and more fluid. Lots of really excellent players are in this category, and many pros. They get it done, but it looks easier when they do it.

To generalize, I‘d say the MP‘s are probably held back by carefulness and too much “doing”,while the FP‘s are held back by carelessness and too little knowledge.

Ah,the middle road!

As an MP, I’ve spent a lot of time and effort studying the FP Way. Those brief, shining moments when I‘m really in the zone are much more FP than my usual game.

I see this as a continuum. While you can become very good at either end, you need some of the good stuff from the other end to balance you out and really raise your game.

MP‘s that somehow break through and “give up” control of the details and trust their bodies to deliver,

can rise to another level. My take on this process (MP‘s can’t help but think this way) is that it

comes down to INTENT. When you can develop real clarity of intent, trust that intent, and leave doubt and mind chatter behind, the zone opens.

There is a martial arts maxim that says “To defeat the sword, you must first master the sword.” This appeals to MP‘s, because we’re happy to spend our time exploring all the details of the weapon, the proper footwork, balance, joint function, and on and on. Butwhat it means at a deeper level is “Master the sword, and then give up your attachment to the details. Integrate the knowledge and then, when it’s time to execute, put your energy into your intent.” In pool talk, that‘s “Shut up and bear down.” At a practical, day-to-day training level, what I do is follow the Mechanical Way in the never-ending quest to perfect my form and fill in gaps in my knowledge. In a way, this is like practicingt he shots you‘re already good at.Even thoughI know better, I indulge myself in mechanical stuff for a while, because this is my comfor tzone, my fun. I know what I have to do to really get better, though, so I make forays into the Feel World. The best method I‘ve found for this is to focus exclusively on the intended RESULT and shoot without hesitation œ faster rhythm. Itworks,butmy MP side doesn’t trust it. I think mostMP‘s envy the FP‘s ease, confidence, and fluidity, but are afraid to give up their mechanicalness and “trustthe force.“ Meanwhile, FP‘s secretly wish they knew more and had mechanical systems and procedures they could rely on, but they don‘t want to be mechanical, and they try to convince themselves they don‘treally need allthat technical knowledge: “Hey, the ball goes in the hole, don’tit?” Let‘s leave our comfort zones once in a while and learn from both extremes.


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Michael K GlassMichael 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 for pool tips or to schedule a lesson! The Break March 2016 13

Recently, we talked about what to do when you’re not at the table: you must continue to do your job while you are sitting in your chair.Today, we’ll talk about what to do when you’re not playing, and you are waiting for your next match. Maybe that’s what you’re doing right now, while reading this article!If you have played in any tournaments, you know what I’m talking about. Some of them are very well-run, with plenty of tables. Some are, well, not so well-run, or don’t have enough tables to accommodate all of the players in one round. Either way, you often have to wait to play your first match – and if you have a first round bye, you might be waiting for a long time. All that warm-up time before the matches started was for naught, because by the time you get to play, you’re cold again!So, you finally get to play your game. The match was a close one, and took an hour and a half to complete, but you won! Congrats! Guess what? You have to play again! This time, you lose, but because it’s a double elimination format, you are still in it. You’re off to get a quick sandwich, because boy, are you hungry! What’s that? They’re calling your name again?!I know. I’ve been there too, my friend. I have also been at the opposite end of the spectrum: I am one of the first players called, and when my match is done, I don’t get called again for 4 hours. YES, 4 hours!How well have you done during such tournaments? Are you like my friend Jason Williams, who can jump up at a moment’s notice and run 9-ball racks in his sleep? Do you shoot well on an empty stomach? How about when you’ve just wolfed down a burger? Did you lose badly, then complain to your opponent that you came in cold?A couple of years ago, I played in the Terry Stonier Memorial at the Jointed Cue in Sacramento, CA. I’m a middle-of-the-road player, and didn’t expect to win the whole thing, but I wanted to do well. If you’ve been to the Jointed Cue, you know that they have a back room with stadium seating. I took advantage of those comfy seats, and took little cat-naps in between my matches. They announced new matches just a few feet away, so I knew I’d hear them when they called my name.I managed to get 7th/8th in that tournament. Each game I played, I felt prepared, and refreshed. I didn’t rush myself, and was very focused. Ever since then, I try to get a little cat-nap in whenever I can. It doesn’t

always help, and I don’t always actually sleep. It’s more like I’m resting and meditating. I truly believe it helps.

Not everyone is like me. Jason will go outside and chat with friends, and smoke. In fact, I rarely see him sit down. Yet

he consistently walks all over his opponents. Shane van

Boening and Rodney Morris will get on any empty table they can find and just keep hitting balls. They like to keep the engine revving!If you don’t know what works for you, here are a few suggestions to help you get through the (sometimes) rough tournament schedule:• If you know the schedule, plan accordingly. Make sure you stay nourished (food and water), and rested. I strongly recommend you keep some snacks on hand – a candy bar or two, an energy bar, or some nuts. Sometimes you’ll have to play three matches in a row, and you’ll need some quick energy to sustain you until you can eat a real meal. Go to the bathroom when you can.• Stay warmed up. If the tournament allows practice between matches and there’s an empty table, hit some balls. Just stay loose and limber; making a bunch of easy shots helps build your confidence. If you are having a particular problem with a shot, practice it until you can make it fairly often. It will help build your confidence as well.• Find a comfy viewing spot and watch other matches. If you know who you’re playing next, go watch that match and pay attention to their gameplay. Study their strengths and weaknesses.• Catch a cat-nap. Aurora goes with me to almost every match, so it’s nice to know I can nap and have her wake me when they call me. Bring one of those airline neck pillows – they are awesome!• Have fun! Play some pinball or table tennis while you’re waiting. Chat with your friends. Play some games on your phone. • Clear your head. Walk outside. When you are thinking about your last match, only think of the missed shots as a learning experience. Think about what you could have done better to make it. Think about some of the really great shots you made, too. The key is to stay positive.• Between tournaments, think about getting into shape. This is a tough sport, and those who are in good shape have a distinct advantage.There may be many other things you can do between matches to improve your chances of winning. The key thing here is to remember why you are playing. Most of us do this because we enjoy it – so enjoy it! Make sure you figure out what it is that works for you, and try to do it when you can. Pace yourself, and don’t get discouraged. Pool is not always about who plays the best. Sometimes, it’s about who can last the longest.If you would like to share some of your success stories (or even the failures), or have suggestions for future articles, please feel free to drop me a line at [email protected]. I can also be found hanging out with fellow billiards enthusiasts at Come on by and join the discussion!

DEALING WITH DOWNTIMEPlaying the Hurry-Up-and-Wait Game

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When playing without a referee, it’s common in the U.S. to play by the so-called “cue ball fouls only” rule. This rule is often misunderstood, so here are some details about it.First, I’d like to say that we would all be better off if we played by the “all fouls” rule all the time. Players would be better prepared for tournament play and they might even be motivated both to be careful when they are shooting and to read the rules.The rule itself varies a little from rule set to rule set -- and you better check the rules for the particular game/league/event you’re in -- but it is generally something like this: If the shooter accidently disturbs an object ball it is not a foul. The opponent has the option of leaving the ball where it was moved to or putting it back where it was. However, if the disturbance has an effect on how the shot comes out, it is a foul.Let’s go through some examples. In Shot 1 the player is shooting the 1 ball at 8 ball and the cue stick touches the 7 ball. The 7 rolls an inch where it just blocks the 7 and 8 from any good shot but it does not hit the 8. The cue ball comes off the cushion and rolls to a stop without hitting the 7. The opponent puts the 7 back so that he will have a better chance for a shot at the 8 later. If the game were 9 ball, the opponent might not put the ball back because the movement tied up the two balls.But suppose the shooter says, “Oops,” and reaches out and puts the 7 ball back where it was without asking, out of reflex. That is a foul. He has to let his opponent decide “here or there”. It is better to allow the restoration before the shot, if you can, because once your opponent is satisfied with the position of the touched ball, it is no longer a foul to hit it during the shot, as in the next case.Suppose that the 7 is moved farther and the cue ball runs into it as it comes off the cushion. That is a foul because it changes the outcome of the shot. Suppose the player shoots the shot with right English and the cue ball comes off the cushion back along the line of the cue stick. If the 7 had not been moved, the cue ball would have run into it, but instead the cue ball has a clear path back across the table. That’s a foul because it changes the outcome of the shot.Next example: the 7 ball is moved and runs softly into the 8 ball while the cue ball passes as shown without hitting either one. This is a foul by some rule sets. If you move two or more object balls accidently, it is a foul. You need to read the rules to see if this applies to your games. Next example: The player bridges on top of the 7 ball to shoot

the shot. This generally isn’t done by anyone who has played in competition, but I’ve seen it. This is a foul

because it is not accidental. You are never allowed to intentionally touch object balls that are in play

except when acting as the referee.The final example is in Shot 2. The player is totally hooked in a game of 9 ball, with no way to hit the 5 ball except by jumping off the pocket facing. Instead, using the 5 ball as his cue ball, he shoots the 9 ball into the pocket. If you take “cue ball fouls only” literally, there was no cue ball foul. This particular non-cue ball foul is loss of game. This strategy may seem unbelievable but I’ve heard of it being tried at least twice. Desperate players do desperate things.Considering all of the exceptions which are fouls under “cue ball fouls only” -- moving two balls, running into a moved ball, running through the space previously occupied by a moved ball, intentionally touching a ball -- I think it would be as easy to just call all fouls. That’s the way most of the world plays.







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Anthony Beeler is a 2013 BCA National 9-Ball team champion. He also finished 9th out of 1086 players in the 2013 BCA National 8-Ball Championships. He is a certified Level 3 instructor for the American CueSports Alliance and is the founder of Maximize Your Potential Billiards Academy located in Bradfordsville, Kentucky. Beeler is also a fully licensed Kentucky Educator having, received his bachelor’s degree at Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in Education Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout his pool-playing career Anthony has won over 300 tournaments and has defeated numerous professional players in tournament competition. The Break March 2016 15

Negative thinking is a habit that can destroy your self-confidence and harm your pool playing performance. This month we are going to give an in-depth look at two strategies that will help you change the way you talk to yourself during a match.

Strategy #1: Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Why do you tense up on an important shot? It usually comes down to the fact that you are putting some type of mental or emotional pressure on yourself to pocket a ball during a crucial situation. This stress usually comes from the fact that you’re afraid of what might happen if you do not pocket the ball. Below you will find a list of negative things you might say to yourself during an intense game:• “I’ve got to win this game to stay close.”• “I hate long shots… Don’t miss!”• “My partner is depending on me. He will hate me

if I mess up!”• “This is for the championship...don’t blow this!”The number one reason that you are “stressing” is because you are constantly hearing negative thoughts inside your head. Those voices usually become “vocal” during an important shot. To remedy this problem, I suggest for you to develop a plan of action. Start by making a list of negative thoughts that pop into your

mind as you attempt to pocket a meaningful shot. Next, you should develop another list of phrases that totally debunk the way that you currently think. I call this “Powerful Positive Thinking.” Your positive thoughts will counteract the negative ones, thereby reducing the amount of stress you place on yourself during crucial “end game” situations. Below, you will find some examples of what this looks like:• Negative thought: • “Don’t miss this simple shot.”

• Positive thought: “Not even world champions make all of their shots. I will remain calm and do my best to focus on the shot at hand.”

• Negative thought: “My scotch doubles partner will get mad at me if I miss.”

• Positive thought: “My partner is my best friend, and he knows I will do my best. I am going to put all of my effort into pocketing this ball.

• Negative thought: “This shot is for the tournament championship…don’t screw this up!”

• Positive thought: “This is the final nail in my opponent’s coffin. I am going to pocket this ball with a nice smooth stroke.”

Now you should make your own personal list of positive thoughts to counteract any negative ones that might be plaguing your game. Changing the way that you talk to yourself will help you pocket key balls in high-pressure situations. After you develop your own list, you will have several phrases that you can fall back on during stressful situations.Strategy #2: Understand what you can and can’t control. You must understand that:• You do control what you do up until you shoot. • You don’t control what happens once the ball has

been struck.• You do control how you decide to react after each

shot. • You don’t have any control of what happens once

you shoot.Many outside factors can cause problems: an unleveled table, a speck of dirt, or a bad tip could wreak havoc with your ability to perform. What if you decided to let go of the idea that you should be able to make all game-winning shots? The reality is that you won’t…and neither do the best players in the world! Let it be okay if you miss during a match. The fear of missing creates tension, which causes you to miss more often. Pre-accept the idea that you will be okay if you miss. This is actually a way to trick your mind. You should intend or feel as though you are going to pocket every shot each time you work through your pre-shot routine. However, at the same time you should also accept and understand that you may miss because you don’t fully control the outcome. Once you start implementing this thought pattern into your game, you’ll instantly become more successful as you attempt to pocket balls during high-pressure situations.

Attitude is a littlething that makesa big difference.-Winston Churchill


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


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In the last issue, I diverted from my usual and useful trick shots only to introduce you to a historic crowd-pleaser. Back to the trick shots which can help us win a pool game, this month I am going to focus on an extremely useful concept: jump an object ball over an obstacle ball.Normally we all know, to a degree, how to jump our cue ball over an object ball, and that has been a fairly easy task since jump cues (shorter and lighter than standard cues) were officially approved. But, as you see in the diagram, sometimes it would be nice if we could have our object ball clear an obstacle. Following the diagram, place your Cue Ball close enough to the short rail so that you can prop your bridge hand on top of it for a more comfortable shot. Then place the 1-Ball (the Yellow Ball) in front of the Cue Ball in direction with the far right corner pocket and at about 10-14” distance. Then place an Obstacle Ball (in this case the green 6-Ball) in front of the 1-Ball making sure there is a distance between them of at least 12 inches (roughly the segment between two diamonds). I also added a third ball (the Red 3-Ball) to prevent us from cutting the 1-Ball into other available pockets. Get your full size cue ready (yes, I mean it!) which, as a matter of fact, decreases the difficulty of this shot, and elevate the back of it by about 30⁰. Aim the 1-Ball for the corner pocket and hit firmly the Cue Ball dead center at its equator. Use a speed 3 for your stroke otherwise the Cue Ball may jump out of the table. You want the Cue Ball to leave the surface of the table only by 1”. By doing so, the Cue Ball will land on the Obstacle Ball at a perfect angle in order to get it airborne. In this shot you will need to stroke the Cue Ball with some follow-through. In other words, while delivering your

stroke, push through trying to get for a split second the Cue Ball squeezed between the surface of the table and the tip of your cue. That is what will give the OB a longer but controlled jump and what will also keep the CB on the table. Last but not least, I am going to share with you a secret that not many trick shot artists know: when shooting shots like the one described in this article, remember that the CB and the OB will act as if they were smaller because of the way they make contact with each other. That means that if you normally need to aim 3/4 of the OB to make it in the corner pocket without have it jump over the hurdle, in this case you will need to aim it fuller, likely about 7/8 of it.


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On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the American Legion in Oak Harbor, WA, hosted its annual 4-Player Team, 8-Ball Tournament, awarding $2,270 in prize money to the first 3 Places. 9 teams (2 fewer than last year), for a total of 36 players, showed up from the Pendleton, OR, Tri-Cities, Lynnwood, Everett, Bellingham, Skagit Valley, Anacortes and Oak Harbor areas.This year’s tournament format was double-elimination with the Winners’ Side racing to 9 and the Losers’ Side racing to 7. The championship was a single race to 9, due to time constraints. We were able to finish the tournament in a single day at around 11:30 PM, instead of the two days originally planned.The tournament was played on 4 – 4x8 Valley bar boxes, all set up at the American Legion. The kitchen was open all day Saturday for three meals. A free 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Hotspot with full, free, secure wireless internet access is now permanently available at the American Legion.The Soundview Bar & Grill of Everett (Ed Slade, Bill Irons, Greg Odal and Cody Clark), only truly tested in a couple of their matches, otherwise coasted through the tournament undefeated to be awarded with the Championship.

The Islanders of Skagit/Island Counties (Randy Click, Larry Binschus, Bob Green and Jacob Bennett), lost to the Village Inn of Bellingham in their first match of the day, came undefeated all the way through the Losers’ Bracket, lost to Soundview in the Championship and settled for 2nd Place. Along the way, the Islanders defeated Village Inn in their rematch in the 4th Place bracket.The Eastsiders of Tri-Cities/Pendleton, OR, (Melinda Hoffman, Dan Coffman, Paul Schweigart and Tony Strzelczyk) were the surprise team. They played a steady game of pool at a consistently high level throughout the day. Losing first to Soundview in the point match, then to the Islanders in the final Losers’ Bracket match, the Eastsid-ers roundly captured 3rd Place.As a reminder, our Annual 2-Man Partners 8-Ball Tournament is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, 2016.Our deepest gratitude goes to Chuck Hassler, who organized the tournament, Randy Click, who ran the tournament board, and to the staff at the American Legion, most of whom were volunteers, for their wonderful support. The staff’s attentiveness and high level of service continued to please tournament attendees.

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The Islanders, Bob Green, Jacob Bennett, Randy Click & Larry Binschus The Eastsiders, Tony Strzelczyk, Dan Coffman, Melinda Hoffman & Paul Schweigart

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Banks Lake Pub, Electric City, WA hosted the 2nd Annual Wayne Boyd Memorial Tournament February 12th – 15th, 2016. To start off the President’s Day Weekend a Calcutta of the 72 player field began at Noon on Saturday and ended approximately 1 ½ hours later with the total pot of $2,485 with the top two bids being Stan Tourangeau, $380 & Edmund “Eddie” Carrido, $320.

The bracket was drawn and tournament play followed immediately after the Calcutta was completed. After a long two days of playing through the bracket the final 4 on the A Side of the bracket met on Monday at 11 am with Nick Kruger playing Will Totten and the top two bids in the Calcutta, Stan Tourangeau meeting Edmund Carrido, while on the B Side of the bracket the final 8 were Sonny Redthunder vs Merv White; Rudy Boyd vs Steven Weakly; Harold Prine vs Randy Eagleclaw; and Lonnie Land vs Tim Lezard. The point match was determined after Nick gave Will his first loss and Edmund also sending Stan to the one loss side of the bracket. While waiting for the point match between Nick vs Edmund the B Side had some hard fought matches with Steven Weakly & Tim Lezard making their way through the bracket with Steven taking out Rudy, Sonny, and Stan. Tim worked on making his way through the bracket by getting past Lonnie, Harold and Will to meet Steven in his next match. The point match between Nick vs Edmund and the 4th place match between Steven vs Tim was played with Nick winning the point over Edmund and Steven leaving Tim with a 4th place finish. The 3rd place match between Edmund vs Steven had Edmund coming out with a win to play Nick in the finals. The finals began late Monday evening with Edmund coming from the one loss side so he was looking at having to win two matches in order to take the championship. The first match went game for game but in the end Edmund finished the 1st set off with an 8ball break to take them into a 2nd set. The 2nd set started out game for game with some pretty tough defense played by both players but Edmund came out with the

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Calcutta1st $1,243 Bern Michel 2nd $745 Nick Kruger 3rd $497 Steven Weakly

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The family of Wayne Boyd did an amazing job running the tournament and we would like to thank them for letting us host the tournament in memory of a great man. We had door prizes & raffled off a Valentines Gift Basket for those in attendance while the family also did 50/50 raffles so not only the pool players were winning there were spectators/visitors that had won prizes as well J Thanks to everyone involved and look forward to seeing you soon….. Banks Lake Management & Staff!!

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Mendoza’s team in this winter session of 2016. For that we are grateful.It was great to see all the women pool players that came from Sacramento, Berkeley, Vallejo. Thank you all for attending.The Second Tourney in preparation to ACS and BCA nationals will be the Memorial 8-Ball tournament for Barbara Martish will be at Vinnies on March 26th. As usual Vinnies will offer a delicious barbecue for a very economic price and we will be all remember our dear friend Barbara who not only was active in all the poolleagues, but took care of our children. RIP Barbara. You are missed.FINAL STANDINGS AND PAYOUTS1) Holly Robinson $140 (Split)2) Michelle Frazier $140 (Split)3) Lindsey Doan $804) Janice Machado $40

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SKY WOODWARD Staff Feb 21, 2016ROUND ROCK, TXSky Woodward and Dennis Orcollo played three matches against each other at the 2nd Annual Texas State 10-Ball Championships, held on the weekend of February 13-14. All three ended in 7-5 scores, one game away from double hill, and Woodward took two out of the three. They were the last two, and allowed him to claim the event title. The $4,000-added event drew a full field of 128 entrants to Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, TX. Of the $4,000-added, $500 went to the highest finisher among the women who competed. Jennifer Kraber, who finished just out of the money in the tie for 33rd place, took home the $500.Of the top 12 finishers in this year’s championship, only one was present among the top 12 last year - Jeremy Jones, who finished third last year and fifth this year. Junior Jueco, who finished 13th last year, finished fourth this year. Early favorites in this race to the Texas 10-Ball title were Justin Bergman, Woodward, Orcollo and Tony Chohan. Jones and Jueco matched up in this year’s winners’ side quarterfinals, with Jones advancing to the winners’ side semifinal against Orcollo, who’d gotten by (among others) Shane Harvey, Jason Klatt and Tommy Tokoph. Woodward,

in the meantime, following victories over Ruben Bautista, Billy Thorpeand Warren Kiamco (who’d just sent last year’s winner, Manny Chau to the loss side, never to return), squared off against Bergman.Woodward sent Bergman to the loss side 7-4, while Orcollo was downing Jones 7-3. In their first of three, Orcollo claimed the hot seat 7-5.On the loss side, Bergman picked up Jueco, who’d eliminated Billy Thorpe 7-4 and just did survive a double hill fight against Josh Roberts. Jones drew Roberto Gomez, who was exceeding a variety of expectations, and had defeated Robb Saez 7-5 and CJ Wiley 7-1 to reach Jones. Gomez continued his somewhat unexpected run by defeating Jones 7-2, as Jueco surprised Bergman (and quite a few other people) by defeating him 7-2.Gomez chalked up his fourth straight loss-side win with a 7-4 defeat of Jueco in the quarterfinals, and gave Woodward a lot to think about during a

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The Second Annual Lonely Hearts Valentine’s Day Tournament at The Scoop Bar in Bozeman, MT is based on a round robin style. Everyone got to play everyone two games in a closed field of only 16 players to maximize the time for the tournament. The tournament scheme allowed for a quick and fun single day of VNEA singles 8-ball. Sponsorship by The Scoop Bar meant a good pot for the size of the field!Players from around the Gallatin valley paid a $15 entrance fee and split games to see who got the best records to continue onto the quarterfinal bracket. The bracket matches were an exciting fast-paced race to three, until the finals that was a race to five. Splits on placing came to the round robin record and head-to-head matches, so every game counted. Play during the round robin was fun with a ‘challenge the winner’ approach and a coin toss to decide the first break.There were prize give-ways of boxes of chocolate, a ‘Scoop Bar’ hoodie, and a winter stocking cap. The Scoop bar provided coffee and muffins in the morning and then an awesome chili cheese dog lunch, while the Daytona 500 was underway.Since the top eight players, top half of the field, went onto the quarterfinals they all got into the money! Exciting to see a tourney where half of the players made it ‘into the money’! It was very close, with some of the top eight getting the same round robin record! Only upon tally of the round robin was anyone sure if they made it to the quarterfinals. Jeff Koski, Cody Jones, Gary Schram, Vance Miyakawa, Dave Biesel, Roger Scott, Davey Labrie, and Matt Moffet made into the quarterfinals bracket.It came down to the very last game for Jeff Koski to beat Roger Scott on the hill 4 to 4 for first place! Roger appeared to only make the one mistake on the last game for Jeff Koski to capitalize and take the win. Congrats to the both of them on a great finals match. Cody Jones and Gary Schram finished tied at third.Payouts-1st $175 Jeff Koski2nd $100 Roger Scott3/4 $40 Gary Schram, Cody Jones5/8 $10 Dave Biesel, Davey Labrie, Vance Miyakawa, Matt Moffet

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19th February2016 Mosconi Cup MARCUS CHAMAT and MARK WILSON have been retained as respective captains of Team Europe and

Team USA for the 23rd annual Mosconi Cup match which takes place at the Alexandra Palace, London from Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th December.Chamat, 40, was victorious on his captaincy debut at the Tropicana in Las Vegas last year as he guided his side to an 11-7 victory. He will be hoping to make it two from two in London. The diminutive Swede’s Mosconi Cup journey began at the York Hall in 2000 when he made his debut and two years later was a key member of the European side which won for the first time in seven years.“Last year was like a dream come true for me, to be part of such a great event as the Mosconi Cup once again,” said Chamat.“I really missed it so much every year, and what was great to see was that it has really grown and got even bigger and better if that’s possible, and the best is yet to come!“I really felt like I was a part of the team and you have to prepare so differently from the players; less practice and your mindset is to get the team together and work well.“I really learnt a lot from my first year as captain, and the bad news for the American team is that I will only improve and come out even stronger.“But London is where it all started for me in 2000 and since then it’s never left my heart. With over 2,000 screaming fans, most of them from England one can only imagine what it will feel like!”For Mark Wilson it will be his third time at the helm and he feels that he is on a sharp learning curve that could well come to fruition in London.“Last year was terrific, knowing what to anticipate and then improving upon the preparation for the team based on the lessons learned from year one. Playing in Las Vegas was a big asset as well that was unfulfilled and frustrating to not defend home court.“The biggest difference for me as Captain was my confidence level of leading Team USA. Preparation is ever so important for getting players into circumstances where they can excel. We applied the harsh first year lessons and added to the things that worked very well and that really allowed the team to focus and execute.“Team USA is improving but has much more to accomplish, which is not confined to simply winning the Mosconi Cup one time but rather regaining superiority over Team Europe. This is an ambitious undertaking and we sincerely work on it every day.“I am keenly excited to return to London, the home of Shakespeare and James

Bond, plus the biggest venue ever for a Mosconi Cup, Alexandra Palace. The crowd will be a very partisan crowd which will present a challenge but if we can get off to a good start perhaps the pressure will shift a bit.“We have a great sense of what to expect from Team Europe and coach Marcus Chamat. They have never missed a beat and continue to dominate the US with superlative play. We must train harder and be much more effective with our tactical game and specifically the safety and kicking game and continue with the progress made on offense. Team USA will definitely respect Europe but we will not fear them.” Tickets for the Mosconi Cup are selling fast and are available from

Captains named for MC XXIII

(l to r) Mark Wilson and Marcus Chamat

MATCHROOM SPORT can announce the Official Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking Events for the 2016 Europe v USA match which takes place at the Alexandra Palace in London from 6th to 9th December. Three of the five spots on Team USA will be allocated to the three highest placed players on the ranking list following the conclusion of the US Open in October.The roster of events has been significantly expanded from 2015 and this year there are a total of 25 tournaments which carry Mosconi Cup points. These events have been grouped into three categories: Category One is major international events both in the USA and overseas; Category Two is events played on 9 foot tables in the US and Category Three is events taking place in the US played on 7 ft tables.In addition, within Categories Two and Three there are three separate grades each, making a total of seven levels of points through the three Categories. The maximum number of points a winner can receive would be 80 for winning a Category One event. The least number would be 21 points for winning a Category Three, Grade Three event.Commented a spokesman for Matchroom Sport, “For 2016, we’ve decided to be as inclusive as possible and involve more and more tournament promoters across the USA. This gives players many more opportunities to play for Mosconi Cup ranking points and may cut down on some of the expense of playing every single event as in previous years.“We’re also creating a strong connection to the Mosconi Cup with a variety of promoters and pool rooms across the USA which can only be good for everyone involved in this fantastic event. With such a range of points available, players can pick and choose which events they play in and it will all culminate at the US Open next October. Matchroom Sport will be publishing regular ranking lists as the season develops.”


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US Open1st 80 pts2nd 673rd 594th 515/6 437/8 359/12 2713/16 2117/24 1625/32 11

WPA events1st 80 pts2nd 673/4 535/8 409/16 2717/32 13

MARCH 11/13 - Chinook Winds Open 8 Ball (Andrew Monstis) – Lincoln City, ORTable: 7 ft - Players: 96-128 - Added: $12,000 - Grade: TwoMAY 17/22 - USTBC 8 Ball (CSI) – Reno, NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: ThreeMAY 17/22 - USTBC 9 Ball (CSI) – Reno, NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: ThreeMay 17/22 - USTBC 10 Ball (CSI) – Reno, NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: ThreeJULY/AUGUST TBC – Midwest 10 Ball Tour – Olathe, KansasTable: 7 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $15,000 - Grade: OneJULY 22/24 - US Open 10 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $15,000 - Grade: OneJULY 27/29 - US Open 8 Ball (CSI) – Las Vegas, NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $15,000 - Grade: OneSEPTEMBER 15/18 - 4 Bears 8 Ball Classic (Ray Poitra) – New Town, NDTable: 7 ft - Players: 150-192 - Added: $25,000 - Grade: OneOCTOBER 7/9 - Chinook Winds Open 10 Ball (Andrew Monstis) – Lincoln City, ORTable: 7 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $12,000 - Grade: Two

JANUARY 7/10 - Turning Stone Classic I – Verona, New YorkTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $25,000 - Grade: OneJANUARY 27/30 - Derby City Classic 9 Ball – Elizabeth, IndianaTable: 9 ft - Players: 250-400 - Added: $25,000 - Grade: OneFEBRUARY 12/14 - Texas Open 10-ball Championship - Round Rock, Austin, TXTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $4,000 - Grade: ThreeFEBRUARY 20/21 - Jay Swanson Memorial - Hard Times, Bellflower, CaliforniaTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $2,320 based on a full field - Grade: ThreeFEBRUARY 20/21 - Empire State 10 Ball Championship – Raxx, W Hempstead, NYTable: 9 ft - Players: 64 - Added: $1,000 - Grade: ThreeAPRIL 6/10 – Don Coates Memorial (Tony Coates) – Raleigh, North CarolinaTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $8,000 - Grade: TwoAPRIL 14/17 –Professional Players Championship – Oaks, PATable: 9 ft - Players: 64 - Added: $10,000 - Grade: ThreeTBD – Chuck Markulis Memorial - Sacramento, CATable: 9 ft - Players: 100 - Added: $15,000 - Grade: TwoMAY 29/30 - Ginky Memorial (Tony Robles) – Steinway Billiards, New YorkTable: 9 ft - Players: 64 pros (plus 96 amateurs) - Added: $4,000 - Grade: ThreeAUGUST 13/15 - Eastern State 10 Ball Champs (Tony Robles) – Snookers, Providence, RITable: 9 ft - Players: 64 - Added: $2,000 - Grade: Three AUGUST 25/28 - Turning Stone Classic II (Mike Zuglan) – Verona, New YorkTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $25,000 - Grade: OneSEPTEMBER 3/5 Texas Open 9-ball Championships - Round Rock, Austin, TXTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $5,000 - Grade: ThreeOCTOBER – Gotham City Billiards Pro 9 Ball Classic, Brooklyn, NYTable: 9 ft - Players: 64 - Added: $11,000 - Grade: Three

Grade One1st 35 pts2nd 283rd 264th 235/6 197/8 169/12 1213/16 917/24 725/32 4

Grade One1st 50 pts2nd 403rd 354th 335/6 287/8 239/12 1813/16 1317/24 825/32 5

Grade Two1st 40 pts2nd 323rd 284th 265/6 227/8 189/12 1413/16 1017/24 625/32 4

Grade Three1st 30 pts2nd 243rd 214th 205/6 177/8 149/12 1113/16 817/24 525/32 3

Grade Two1st 28 pts2nd 223rd 214th 185/6 157/8 139/12 1013/16 717/24 625/32 3

Grade Three1st 21 pts2nd 173rd 164th 145/6 117/8 109/12 713/16 517/24 425/32 2


AUGUST 21/28 - WPA China Open – Shanghai, ChinaTable: 9 ft - Players: 64 - Added: $200,000 SEPTEMBER - WPA World 9 Ball Championship – Doha, QatarTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $250,000OCTOBER - US Open 9 Ball – Norfolk, VirginiaTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $70,000

Level 3

Level 2 Events played on 9ft tables

Derby City (with a slightly skewed format):1st 50 pts2nd 403rd 354/5 306/8 239/13 1814/24 1325/35 5

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Kolby’s had a great Little Scotch doubles tournament this past February 20th. Great Play too!There was Joseph Farmer paired with D.C. Craig, and Kenny Dodd w/ Pat Schumacher. Bob Zack was here with Mike Stevens, Todd Gooch and Chris Byers paired up, Miguel Morfin w/ Eddie Cerrido too! Now those are some pretty big guns, But There’s more... Steve Lingelbach w/ Paul Marquez, Randy Baker w/ Mike Grimm, and Steve Tune w/ John Evans! Did I not just say “ Little Scotch doubles tournament”? 8 teams.No way, This was good play! Aaaannnnd we’ll, I screwed up and we had double booked for the 28th anyway. Hey just saying... House added $700 as advertised and the players elected to extend the race to 9 on the front 6 on the

back.Those in the money placed as follows;1st place and $850 smackers, Randy Baker and Mike Grimm 2nd place and $490, Bob Zack and Mike StevensCongratulations Gentlemen! I would mention that Zack and Stevens kicked Baker and Grim into the losers bracket winning hill hill and securing the point only to see them again in the finals after Baker and Grim defeated Lingelbach and Marquez 6 - 3. In the finals, a race to 9, Baker/Grim Double Dipped Zack & Stevens for the win! First set at 9-6 and the second set 8-9 (modified also to 9). Thank you again all, we had a great time! Fantastic Play!Pictures were lost, technical error, but we know who you are! Pulled what I could find. NICE FISH STEVENS!

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PORTLAND, ORJanuary, the first 1st Sunday 14.1 Tournament of 2016, and I’m upstairs keeping track of the matches. As bar tournaments go, the $15 entry fee is a little spendy; but it’s a round-robin format, and all the players get four or five hours of play against a variety of opponents. So even if they don’t finish in the money, they get a pretty good deal. A stranger in a suit stands next to me as I watch one of our ‘top sticks’ play a nice little three ball run to a perfect break ball. The suit asks,”How come that fella’s not racking all the balls?” I answer, “They’re playing Fourteen-One, continuous straight pool, Willie Mosconi’s game. When fourteen balls have been pocketed, you leave the one object ball and the cue ball where they end up, rack the fourtteen and continue. With skill and a little luck, you’ve left yourself an easy shot with a cue ball angle that breaks up the racked balls so you can continue the run.” Right on ‘cue’, Paul Marquez makes his break shot, the cue-ball cracks open the rack, and Paul proceeds to demonstrate how the game should be played, keeping his opponent in the chair while he wins the match with a very nice 69-ball run. The suit’s parting comment was, “Looks like a pretty easy game to me.” If only he knew, I thought, if only he knew. Paul goes on undefeated to win the tournament and get the bonus for high run of the day. (Actually, it’s the highest run we’ve had for a couple of years, when Paul had a sweet 88.)

The February 1st Sunday Tournament starts out looking like an instant replay, until Paul’s match with Tom Murphy, a regular in the 14.1 League at Sam’s. After the opening safety, and a little back-and-forth strategizing, Tom sailed 39 and out to win 40 to 1. That match shows the plus and the minus of 14.1: you are always within one inning of winning or losing. When the dust settles a few hours later, PaulMarquez and Cole Gibbon each have won all but one of their matches (Cole’s loss was to Paul), and the tie gets broken by looking at the points scored in their respective losses; Cole’s 33 points locks up the tournament win, with Paul in second, while Tom Murphy gets third money and the high run bonus.

For details of Sam’s 14.1 open tournaments and Sam’s 14.1 Straight Pool League,contact Buzz Poleson at [email protected] or 503 481 0536.

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WITH FIVE of the scheduled 25 tournaments in the Official Mosconi Cup Team USA Ranking list having taken place, it is California’s Oscar Dominguez who leads the way following his win at the Jay Swanson Memorial at the weekend. His 30 point haul, added to the 38 he won at Turning Stone and the DCC in January, gives him an 11 point lead over seasoned Mosconi Cup veteran Rodney Morris in second place.Dominguez, 30, is looking to make his second appearance in Team USA colours after winning on his debut in 2009.In third position is Shane Van Boening, who has only played in one of the five events, but made the most of it in winning the Derby City Classic. Other tournament winners include 7th placed Skyler Woodward who took the Texas 10 Ball Open and Mike Dechaine who claimed the Empire State 10 Ball at the weekend. That event had its allocated points reduced by a third and awarded them to top 16 players only following a reduced entry of 32 players.There will be an additional tournament on both the American and European tournament rosters following the WPA’s announcement of the $275,000 Kuwait 9 Ball Open, set to take place in September.The 2016 Mosconi Cup takes place at the Alexandra Palace in London from 6th to 9th December. Three of the five spots on Team USA will be allocated to the three highest placed players on the ranking list following the conclusion of the US Open in October.

The roster of events has been significantly expanded from 2015 and this year there are now a total of 26 events which carry Mosconi Cup points. These events have been grouped into three categories: Category One is major international events both in the USA and overseas; Category Two is events played on 9 foot tables in the US and Category Three is events taking place in the US played on 7 ft tables.

RANKING AFTER FIVE EVENTS1. Oscar DOMINGUEZ 682. Rodney MORRIS 573. Shane VAN BOENING 504. Shaun WILKIE 475. Mike DECHAINE 386. Hunter LOMBARDO 377. Skyler WOODWARD 308. Scott FROST 239. Brandon SHUFF 2310. Ernesto DOMINGUEZ 21The next events on the ranking list are Chinook Winds 8 Ball Open in Oregon in March, followed by the Don Coates Memorial in Raleigh, North Carolina and then the Super Billiards Expo, both in April.

Dominguez is Early Leader Qualification Race Heats UP

I found this on Johnny Archer’s Facebook page. I thought I would share what one man can do to change a difficult situation that could have gone bad. I am stuck in a snowstorm somewhere in Indiana between two cornfields. I wanted to take a rescue snowmobile back to a warm shelter but I was talked out of it by the driver of the car I am in. He said that the snow plows would be out here to help us but I havnt seen one in over 4 hours. I am panicking. Can some of you come up with a couple of options for me cause I have run out.


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To let everyone know that we are ok but we are still stuck out here on hwy 18. We just had somebody come try to get us out but had nowhere to tie the strap to on our car. I want to thank all of you for trying to help and for your concerns. If anybody can get to us and pull us out of our rut then I think we can follow them out of here. In the meantime I appreciate all of your prayers cause we have been here more than 8 hours. God bless you.This guy’s name is Rodney Hester and he was going to bed at 3am and a friend of his said that he seen on Facebook that I was stuck and was near him. He got out of bed and was out here at 3:45 looking for us. He just found us and pulled us out of our rut and now we are about 2 miles from 65-north. That is 5 and 1/2 hours roaming these back roads looking for us. I know we would still be there if it wasn’t for Mr. Hester. The police around the area had no idea when we might have been rescued. Mr. Hester messed up his 4 wheel drive getting us. I know God sent Mr. Hester to save us and I will be forever indebted to him. I know if the world had more people in it like Mr. Hester then it would be a much better place. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and help for making this happen. God is great!! God bless you!! Bill DunneMelanie Wynne Archer commented: Thank you Rodney!! You are a blessing!! And are always welcome at our home!!Update: I am on my plane back to Atlanta. Thank you lord. Please don’t any of you worry about donating the $400 on the go fund me website to help fix Rodney’s truck. The money will be there in full. It’s the least I can do.

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DAY CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIMEMondays Lakewood, WA Cue-Topia (253) 512-6898 8-Ball $5+$3 100% 7:30PM Boise, ID The Pocket (208) 375-2474 8-Ball Open $5 $$$ 8:00PM Capitola, CA Fast Eddy’s (831) 462-1882 WorldPPA 9-Ball $12/$25 $100 (last Mon) 8:00PM Sacramento, CA Jointed Cue (916) 456-3243 9-Ball B $10 Call 8:00PM San Francisco, CA Family Billiards (415) 931-1115 9-Ball Handicap $20 Call 7:00PMTuesdays Eureka, CA Rose’s Billiards 707-497-6295 8-Ball on 7’ Diamonds $10 Call 7:30PM Portland, OR Greek Village (503) 643-2119 8 & 9-Ball BCA Rules 3/2 $5 $3/player 7:30PM Sacramento, CA Jointed Cue (916) 456-3243 9-Ball Open $5-$15 $50 8:00PM Fircrest, WA Charley’s Pub (253) 564-9454 9-Ball $5 100% 7:30PM Lakewood, CA Cue-Topia (253) 512-6898 BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 Call 5:00PMWednesdays Amboy, WA Nick’s Bar & Grill (360) 247-9914 Meat Shoot $3 Meat 6:30PM Burien, WA BZ’s Sport Bar (206) 243-6018 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH $5 Match to $100 7:00PM Coos Bay, OR Silver Dollar (541) 888-5634 Players Choice $5 Call 7:30PM Burien, WA Good Time Ernie’s (206) 248-1670 8-Ball TAP 5 & under $5+$1 g.f. Matching 7:00PM Petaluma, CA Buffalo Billiards (707) 794-7338 9-Ball Hndcp A-B-C-D $5 Matching 7:30PM Petaluma, CA Buffalo Billiards (707) 794-7338 8-Ball Handicap $5 Matching 7:30PM Spokane, WA Black Diamond (509) 891-8357 9-Ball on 9’ tables-Race to 3 $5 $20 gift card 1st 7:00PM Lakewood, WA Cue-Topia (253) 512-6898 BTRT 220/198 Open hdcp $10/$8 Call 5:00PM Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s Pool & Brew (253) 383-3301 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 7:30PM Tacoma , WA Latitude 84 (253) 531-5154 9-Ball $5+$3 g.f. Call 8:00PMThursdays Fircrest, WA Charley’s Pub (253) 564-9454 8-Ball w/Break Pot $5 100% 7:30PM Boise, ID The Pocket (208) 375-2474 9-Ball Open $5 $$$ 8:00PM Modesto, CA Diamond Billiards (209) 577-1447 8-Ball Bar Table R2-DE $10 $3/player 7:00PM San Francisco, CA Family Billiards (415) 931-1115 9-Ball Handicap $20 Call 7:00PMFridays Electric City, WA Banks Lake Pub (509) 633-2000 8-Ball $5 Matching 8:00PM Petaluma, CA Buffalo Billiards (707) 794-7338 8-Ball $10 Call 7:30PM Coos Bay, OR Silver Dollar (541) 888-5634 8-Ball $5 $$$ w/9+ 7:30PM Medford, OR Rackem (541) 779-6111 8-Ball - BCA Rules $5 $3/player 6:30PM Salem, OR Jake’s Bar & Grill (503) 362-3600 9-Ball Handicapped $10 (incl g.f.) $$$ 6:30PM Ft Collins, CO Match Ups 970-482-BEER 8-Ball-No AA $8 $100 7:30PM Fed. Hgts, CO Wreck Room 303-412-0257 8-Ball $10 $$$ 7:30PM Lakewood, WA Schooners (253) 584-1919 9-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 7:00PM Ocean Pk, WA Doc’s Tavern (360) 665-4105 8-Ball Open $3 Meat Shoot 7:00PM Tacoma, WA Latitude 84 (253) 531-5154 Poker Call Call 6 & 9PM Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s Pool & Brew (253) 383-3301 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE $5+3 g.f. Call 7:30PMSaturdays Burien, WA Good Time Ernie’s (1st Sat) (206) 248-1670 8-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 5:45PM Burien, WA Good Time Ernie’s (3rd Sat) (206) 248-1670 9-Ball Open $5+$1 g.f. Matching 5:45PM Vancouver, WA 4th Plain Tavern (360) 254-3729 8-Ball DE - best 2 of 3 $5+$1 g.f. Match up to 25 3:00PM Lakewood, WA Schooners (253) 584-1919 8-Ball BCA rules $5 100% 7:00PM Sumner, WA Log Cabin (3rd Sat) (253) 863-2905 8-Ball $10+$5 g.f. $$$ 3:00PM Spokane, WA Black Diamond (509) 891-8357 8-Ball on 7’ tables-Race to 2 $5 $20 gift card 1st Noon Modesto, CA Diamond Billiards (209) 577-1447 8-Ball Bar Table $10 $3/player 7:00PM Portland, OR Greek Village (503) 643-2119 8 & 9-Ball No Masters $5 Call 4:00PM Salem, OR Jake’s Bar & Grill (503) 362-3600 8-Ball Handicapped $10 (incl g.f.) $$$ 6:30PM Petaluma, CA Buffalo Billiards (707) 794-7338 9-Ball $15/10/5 Call 2:00PM Ft Collins, CO Match Ups 970-482-BEER 8-Ball $5 $$$ 7:30PM Fed Hgts, CO Wreck Room 303-412-0257 8-Ball $10 $$$ 7:30PMSundays Fircrest, WA Charley’s Pub (253) 564-9454 10-Ball $5 100% 7:30PM Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s Pool & Brew (253) 383-3301 8-Ball $5 100% 1:00PM Vancouver, WA 4th Plain Tavern (360) 254-3729 9-Ball DE - race to 3 $5+$1 g.f. Match up to 25 4:00PM Orofino, ID The Shot Glass (208) 476-0243 8-Ball Ball-in-hand $5 $100 min pot 1PM Pocatello,, ID Oasis Bar (208) 232-9347 8/9 Ball Alternating $5 Matching 8:00PM Beaverton, OR Ringo’s Bar & Grill (503) 644-7847 Alternating 8-Ball/9-Ball $5 Match up to 23 7:00PM Coos Bay, OR Silver Dollar (541) 888-5634 Players Choice $5 Call 5:00PM Portland, OR NiteHawk (503) 285-7177 8-Ball - Race 2/1 $3 M/$2 W $100 6:00PM Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (503) 282-8266 10-Ball $7/$10 $100 5:30PM Salem, OR Jake’s Bar & Grill (503) 362-3600 Players Choice $10 (incl g.f.) $$$ 6:30PM Ft Collins, CO Match Ups 970-482-BEER 9-Ball $10 $100 3:00PM Fed Hgts, CO Wreck Room 303-412-0257 9-Ball $10 Call 7:30PM Bozeman, MT Scoop Bar (406) 209-4124 Outlaw Pool Tournament $10 Call 6:00PM Lakewood, WA Cue-Topia (253)512-6898 9-ball $5 +$3 g.f. 100% 5:30PM The Break March 2016 33

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DATE CITY LOCATION PHONE EVENT / RULES ENTRY ADDED TIMEMar 5 Vaughn, MT Silver Spur Saloon (see ad p22) 406-964-1003 Chuck Thompson Memorial 8-Ball Call Call CallMar 5 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10AM Mar 4 Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s (see ad p21) 253-383-3301 Mini Tournament $20 Call 7PMMar 4-6 Tacoma, WA Malarkey’s (see ad p21) 253-383-3301 The Freeze 9-Ball $75 incl fees $1,500 w/64 8PMMar 6 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11AM Mar 12 Black Eagle, MT Little Chicago (see ad p22) 406-761-9293 3 Man Team 8-Ball Call Call CallMar 12 Federal Hgts, CO Wreck Room (see ad p22) 303-412-0257 Sc Dbls Bobby Hughes Benefit $30 Call NoonMar 12-13 Sacramento, CA Jointed Cue (see ad p9) 916-456-3243 Terry Stonier 9-Ball $75 $3,000 1st 1PMMar 11-13 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Open (see p8) 360-703-4081 Chinook Winds Open Men’s 8-Ball $175 incl g.f. $12,000 3PMMar 13-20 Lincoln City, OR Western BCA (see ad p8) 8-Ball Regionals-Mx Sc Dbls Varies $$$ OnlineMar 13-20 Lincoln City, OR Western BCA (see ad p8) 8-Ball Regionals-Singles Varies $$$ OnlineMar 13-20 Lincoln City, OR Western BCA (see ad p8) 8-Ball Regionals-Singles Varies $$$ OnlineMar 17-20 Las Vegas, NV Rum Runner (see ad 30) 702-739-7702 Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball $200-Limit 64 $3,700 w/ff 8PMMar 19 Lincoln, MT Wilderness Bar (see ad p22) 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Call CallMar 25-26 Saratoga, WY Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p10) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Handicap $30 no g.f. $1,000 7PMMar 25 Libby, MT Tom Scott Mem (see ad p26) 406-291-5769LM Mini Tournament at VFW Call Call 6PMMar 25-27 Libby, MT Tom Scott Mem (see ad p26) 406-291-5769LM 8-Ball Men’ Division-Limit 84 $35 $800 w/40 8PMMar 25-27 Libby, MT Tom Scott Mem (see ad p26) 406-291-5769LM 8-Ball Women’s Division-Limit 32 $35 Call 8PMMar 26 Black Eagle, MT B.E.C.C. (see ad p22) 406-761-8435 9-Ball Call Call CallMar 26-27 Modesto, CA Diamond Billiards (see ad p26) 209-577-1447 8-Ball $40 $500 10AMMay 30 Emeryville, CA Broken Rack (see ad p10) 510-652-9808 Open 8-Ball $30 $300 CallApr 1 Twin Falls, ID Pocket (see ad p26) 208-733-9676 9-Ball Warm up $40M/$30W Call 6PMApr 2-3 Twin Falls, ID Pocket (see ad p26) 208-733-9676 8-Ball $60M/$40W $1,500 w/ff 10AMApr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 10-Ball Master Div-SE Varies $1,000 7PMApr 2-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 Saratoga Master Div Varies $3,000 9AMApr 3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Master Div - SE Varies $2,000 10AMApr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Expert Division-Limit 64 $150 (incl g.f.) $2,000 7PMApr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Classic Division-Limit 64 $100 (incl g.f.) $800 7PMApr 1-3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Sportsmen Division $50 (incl g.f.) $400 6PMApr 3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 9-Ball Hard Luck Single Elim $30 $400 10AMApr 3 Saratoga, WY Wyoming Open (see ad p17) 307-710-1447 WY State Juniors - 3 Divisions $5 $400 10AMApr 2 Vaughn, MT Silver Spur Saloon (see ad p22) 406-964-1003 9-Ball Call Call CallApr 3 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11AM Apr 8-9 Saratoga, WY Duke’s Bar & Grill (see ad p10) 307-710-1447 8-Ball Handicap $30 no g.f. $1,000 7PMApr 9 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10AMApr 14-15 Billings, MT MCMOA (see ad p8) 406-208-3506 Montana StateTeam 4-person $200 $$$ 6PMApr 16-17 Billings, MT MCMOA (see ad p8) 406-208-3506 MT State Sngl 8-Ball Men’s Lvl $50 $$$ 9AMApr 16-17 Billings, MT MCMOA (see ad p8) 406-208-3506 MT State Sngl 8-Ball Women’s Lvl $50 $$$ 9AMApr 15-17 Houston, TX Bogies (see ad p17) 281-821-4544 Seniors One Pocket Classic $200-Limit 24 $2,000 CallApr 16 Lincoln, MT Wilderness Bar (see ad p22) 406-362-9200 8-Ball Singles Call Call CallApr 23 Boise, ID The Pocket (see ad p25) 208-375-2474 Steiner Classic 9-Ball $20 $200 w/32+ 10AM Apr 23-24 Keizer, OR Kolby’s (see ad p23) 503-393-POOL Open 10-Ball $75/$60/$30 $700 9AMApr 29-May1 Gillette, WY Jake’s Tavern (see ad p10) 307-660-3482 9-Ball Classic Open Div-Limit 64 $100 $5,000 5PMApr 29-May1 Gillette, WY Jake’s Tavern (see ad p10) 307-660-3482 9-Ball Classic ‘B’ Div-Limit 32 $70 Call 5PMMay 1 Gillette, WY Jake’s Tavern (see ad p10) 307-660-3482 Hard Luck-draw your game-SE $30 $500 CallMay 1 Portland, OR Sam’s Billiards (see ad p11) 503-282-8266 Straight Pool $15 Call 11AM May 14 Salem, OR Cue Ball (see ad p11) 503-362-9740 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players $10 $200 10AMMay 14 Black Eagle, MT Little Chicago 406-761-9293 8-Ball Singles $50 Call Call

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LEVEL 2APRIL 6/10 – Don Coates Memorial – Raleigh, North CarolinaTable: 9 ft - Players: 128 - Added: $8,000 - Grade: TwoAPRIL 14/17 –Super Billiard Expo – Oaks, PATable: 9 ft - Players: 64 - Added: $10,000 - Grade: ThreeTBD – Chuck Markulis Memorial - Sacramento, CATable: 9 ft - Players: 100 - Added: $15,000 - Grade: TwoMAY 29/30 - Ginky Memorial – Steinway Billiards, New YorkTable: 9 ft - Players: 64 pros (plus 96 amateurs) - Added: $4,000 - Grade: Three

LEVEL 3MARCH 11/13 - Chinook Winds Open 8 Ball – Lincoln City, ORTable: 7 ft - Players: 96-128 - Added: $12,000 - Grade: TwoMAY TBA - USBTC 8 Ball – NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: ThreeMAY TBA - USBTC 9 Ball – NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: ThreeMay TBA - USBTC 10 Ball – NevadaTable: 7 ft - Players: 100 - 200 - Added: $5,000 TBC - Grade: Three



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