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Places People Play 4th Plain Tavern Vancouver, WA 28 7-11 Bar Las Vegas, NV 26 American Legion Oak Harbor, WA 10 Ballad Town Billiards Forest Grove, OR 30 Black Diamond Spokane, WA 28 Black Star Tacoma, WA 29 Broken Arrow Manhattan, MT 30 Broken Rack Emeryville, CA 30 BZ’s Sports Bar Burien, WA 26 California Billiard Club Mtn View, CA 11 Cat’s Paw Bozeman, MT 28 Cattails Lounge Williston, ND 29 Charley’s Pub Fircrest, WA 29 Classic Billiards Portland, OR 30 Cue Ball, The Salem, OR 24 D & R Spirits Ogden, UT 29 Doc’s Tavern Ocean Park, WA 24 Eagles Club #326 Bozeman, MT 30 Family Billiards San Francisco, CA 8 Frankie’s Olympia, WA 30 Golden Fleece Kenmore, WA 28 Greek Village Portland, OR 30 Harvey’s Sun Valley Bar Sun Valley, NV 30 Hi Way Lounge Alexander, ND 24 Jake’s Bar & Grill Salem, OR 30 Jointed Cue Sacramento, CA 29 K C Midway Oregon City, OR 29 Latitude 84 Tacoma, WA 26 Log Cabin Bar Sumner, WA 24 Ma’s Tavern Albany, OR 29 Malarkey’s Tacoma, WA 5,14,24 McCorry’s Woodenville, WA 30 Molly Brown Bozeman, MT 24 NiteHawk Portland, OR 24 O’Finnigan’s Everett, WA 26 Oasis Pocatello, ID 24 Platte Valley Saratoga, WY 16 Pocket, The Pocatello, ID 26 Pub 181 Gresham, OR 24 Rackem Medford, OR 26 Rodders Oregon City, OR 24 Sam’s Billiards Portland, OR 30 Schooners Lakewood, WA 26 Silver Dollar Coos Bay, OR 29 Spot Bar & Grill Vancouver, WA 30 Stixx & Stones Bremerton, WA 9 Toadstool Emmett, ID 17 Underground Beaverton, OR 29

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MALARKEYS THANKSGIVING 9BALL OPEN

Marc Vidal, Rafael Martinez, Loy Long. Photo courtesy of Rail2Rail Productions. Seventy six players convened for the Malarkeys 15th Annual Thanksgiving 9 Ball Open, one of the highest skilled tournaments the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We added another day to the tournament due to the popularity of the event. Play started friday early evening. The best in the Northwest were in attendance. Dan Louie, Stan Tourangeau, JD Doherty, Eddie Carrido, Rich Geiler, Eddie Mataya, Simon Pickering, Lance Mason, Marc Vidal, and Rafael Martinez!!! On the A side it was the Rafael Martinez show. His high level and style of play made it educational and very entertaining, going thru the A side with relative ease. The point match was between Rafael and Loy Long, who won against Marc Vidal (hill/hill)to secure his spot to play for the hot seat. Loy, who plays out of the Golden Fleece in Kenmore, played stellar all weekend winning against some very tough players, but Rafael's point match play was top notch as usual, putting Loy on the B side and guaranteeing Loy 3rd place. Marc Vidal was not out by any means!!!! With his lose to Loy on the A side, Marc buckled down and got to work. His B side wins against Creigh

Dumo, Simom Pickering, Eddie Carrido, and Rich Geiler gave him a shot to play for the B side point against Loy, with Marc prevailing. A special CONGRATULATIONS to Loy Long !!! His third place finish is something to certainly be proud of!!!!!!! What would any player say to themselves when they know they have to double dip Rafael Martinez to win the tournament? If you are Marc Vidal, I would assume you would say, "LETS GET TO WORK"!!! And Marc certainly did!!!!! Marc's phenomenal play was amazing to watch. Anytime you are playing against a veteran competitor like Rafael Martinez and you prevail winning two sets back to back to win the tournament, you have to take it because it might not ever happen again!!! Congratulations to Marc Vidal for the nose to the grindstone playing!! You absolutely deserved the 1st place finish!!!!! I would like to thank the Rail2Rail gals (Adrianne,Annie, and Alisha) for the great live streaming. You guys always make it fun!!! Also, to the employees of Malarkeys. All of you make my job so easy. And to the

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Viper’s Pool Journal

BY: MELISSA LITTLE

2011 WPBA Tour Championships in Lincoln City, OR

Melissa Little

Melissa “The Viper” Little has been a WPBA Touring Professional for over 10-years, she has represented the USA in Four WPA World Championships and has over 20 top10 WPBA career finishes. Melissa is currently the house-pro at the Wynkoop Brewing Company located in Downtown Denver. She teaches monthly clinics, gives private lessons, and has created a juniors program that promotes billiards education to the local youth. For more information about Melissa please visit: www.melissalittle.com

My distraction curve still needs life long attention… As some of you know, the WPBA offered its players three events in 2011, the Masters, the US Open, and the Tour Championships. Not only did the players have three events but the WPBA also changed their formats. The formats used to be 64-player fields, alternate break, races to 9, double elimination and now they are 48-player fields, winner breaks, and races to 9, and double elimination until the final 16 then it become a single elimination board till the end. 2011 was good/bad for the Viper FOR WPBA EVENTS: The 1st event of the year, the Masters, I lost a close winners side match against Ewa Laurence 9-8 and then turned around and lost my losers side match to Laura Smith 9-4. The second event, US Open, my first match I lost to Val Finnie 9-3 and the next day lost a close losers side match to Jennifer Chen 9-7. I knew who ever won between Jennifer and myself would finish in the top-10 and she did. By the way, Jennifer missed her flight from overseas and had to start off the tournament from the loser’s side. I flew home the next day and played in a local tournament at Rack’em and finished 2nd! Sorry guys but I had to take out my aggressions on somebody. Over the summer, I trained religiously for a month before playing a local player Kiko in an exhibition match. I lost the match 15-7 in front of a sold out crowd at the Wynkoop in Denver. I sat down with my longtime sponsors and they looked at me and said “now what”? I told them that I was playing well and I know it didn’t show but I really want to travel to Alvin and play in the Texas Open. So two weeks later I flew to Texas. At the Texas Open, I won my 1st match and later that day lost to defending champion Ming Ng 7-2, I thought here we go again! The next day, I won my match 7-2. The final day was long and hard winning 7 matches in a row to have the opportunity to play Ming in the finals. In the finals, the score was close tied 3-3 and I hit a gear and won four games in a row to win the first match 7-3 and then continued to win game after game and pretty soon I realized I had won the second match 7-0 to win the title. I flew home and thanked my sponsors for having faith in me and ask to fly back to Texas to play in the Houston Open and they said, “bring that title back to Colorado”!

So two weeks later, I flew back to TX and played in both the men’s/women’s Houston Open. I made history in the men’s event finishing in the top-10 and swept the women’s event. The Wynkoop, like proud parents, were happy that I brought them two titles in a row. The last WPBA event, the Masters, was held in Lincoln City, OR and my long time friend Nick Dittmar traveled with me. Going into this event I knew I had to play hard because I didn’t want to have another poor finish for the third straight time! My first match was a close one winning against Shari Ross 9-7, lost my 2nd match to Nicole Keeney 9-6, and back on the loser’s side I won against Kim Pierce 9-0, Jennifer Chen 9-4, Kim White 9-7 and now I’m in route to the final 16 round. At that point in the tournament, the remaining players get to pick a card from a deck to determine there opponent and I picked my nemesis Jeanette Lee! I won the lag, and broke and ran the 1st rack, broke and was running the second and Jeanette sat up assuming I would make the final ball and I missed it! I couldn’t believe I had just missed that ball!! Score is 1-1 and I took a 5-minute break to try and recuperate. Upon returning feeling calmed down, Jeanette broke and didn’t make a ball so I ran out to the 9-ball and the ESPN cameraman came over to film me making the 9-ball and I missed it! I sat in my chair and watched Jeanette make that last winning ball! Score is now 2-1 and it should be 3-0 in my favor. Disgusted with my self, Jeanette proceeded to win the next three games and now she’s up 5-1. The next game, she did not make a ball on the break and I ran out to the 8-ball and noticed players were chatting with tournament director Steve Tipton on the sidelines. A spectator in the crowd noticed that I was struggling and walked over to Steve and asked him to keep his voice down. Well, as you can expect I missed that 9-ball and eventually lost the match 9-3. Before I left that arena, I sat down and tried to analyze how I could have nipped the distractions in the bud! So, I came to the conclusion that this next year I’m going to practice playing on the busiest nights, Friday/Saturday’s, at the Wynkoop! If that doesn’t cure me then I’ll move on to better ideas. So when I look back at 2011 I can say that I started of slow but gained momentum and look forward to another year of just playing! Viper

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Two Stroke Shots

When you’re playing well, all your shots will be simple and if you’re playing really well all your position plays will also be easy. When things are not going well, you better have a wide repertoire of shots and moves to help get back on track. Here are two shots that every player should be ready to use in a pinch. Both shots are from a hypothetical game of nine ball.

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In the first shot the challenge is to 3 pocket the 1 and get position on the 2 ball. The 8 ball is blocking the standard three- or four-cushion path which is played with right draw off the cushion and then to the cushions at A and B. The alternative is shown: use left follow and get the cue ball to hook forward after hitting the side cushion. This is definitely the sort of shot you have to experiment B with. If the shot is nearly full and the 1 ball is very close to the side pocket you should have no trouble getting the cue ball back to the cushion and you might even be able to scratch in the side after hitting up on the cushion.

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Once you have the right action to get back to the cushion, try making the shot harder by moving the object ball farther from the pocket. This will cause the cue ball to use up more of its follow on the way to the cushion so that there will be less follow after the bounce unless you crank up the power and spin. Another major factor in getting the shot to work well is the angle of the shot into the cushion as shown by the angle of the cue stick. If it is not pointed at least partly up-table, the shot will be nearly impossible.

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The more it is pointed straight towards the cushion, the easier it will be to get back to the cushion but you also need the follow to help move the cue ball towards the other end of the table. Remember that follow tends to move the cue ball in the same direction as the cue stick is pointed even after contact with a cushion.

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There are also some bank shots where this idea can be used. For example, if the 8 and 9 are the last balls left on the table (with the cue ball as in Shot 1), it is possible to bank the 8 cross-side and get the cue ball to follow the double-the-rail path.

In Shot 2, the problem is to get from the 3 ball to the 4. You might be able to get the path shown to work without any spin on the cue ball, but I think it’s a lot easier with left side spin. In the position shown follow and draw will not help much, so hit the cue ball on the equator. You need enough left spin that there is still a fair amount left on the second cushion.

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It will take a few tries to find the easiest angles to make the shot work. Feel free to adjust both the cue ball and the object ball slightly. And be sure to start the cue ball with plenty of left english. Once you have found the sweet spot for the shot, see if you can make it work from less favorable positions. These two shots are not the sort that you want to encounter in a game, but when you do be prepared to deal with them.


JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILE:

BRIANA MILLER • 2011 New York State 9-Ball championships, 2nd place • 2011 WPBA Regional Tour Championships 4th place • 2010 Maryland State 9-Ball and 10-Ball Championships, 2nd place • 2009 New York State 9-Ball championships, 3rd place • 2009 Qualified to compete in the WPBA U.S. Open at age 13

HOME TOWN: Allentown, PA BIRTH DATE: 09/18/1995 SCHOOL YOU CURRENTLY ATTEND: Allentown Central Catholic High School GRADE: 11 FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math

WHAT KIND OF CUE(S) DO YOU USE? Jacoby (playing cue), Predator (Break cue)

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING POOL? Age 8 TITLES: • 2011 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Champion, 18 & Under Girls’ Division • 2010 WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships, Runner-up, Girls’ Division • BEF Junior National 9-Ball Champion 2007,2008, 2009 and 2010, 14 & Under Girls’ Division • 2010 Women’s Valley Forge Super Billiards Expo 9-Ball Champion • 2009 Women’s Valley Forge 8-Ball Bar Box Champion OTHER NOTABLE AWARDS: • Unites States representative to the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Junior 9-Ball Championships 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 • JPNEWT Regional Tour points leader in 2009, 2010 and 2011

LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED: right-handed SPONSORS: Jacoby Custom Cues FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: I like a lot of different music HOBBIES: pool, shopping, hanging out with friends MEMORABLE POOL MOMENT: winning my first junior nationals at age 11 FAVORITE FOOD: pizza REAL-WORLD HERO: my grandfather because he taught me how to play pool FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: going fishing with my grandfather when I was little. GOALS- PERSONAL AND/OR CAREER: I would like to attend college, but I am not quite sure what I would like to major in yet. I would also like to continue to play pool on a competitive level.

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THE SHOT, MINUS THE INTERFERENCE

EQUALS THE STROKE

In my book Point the Way I talk about how the shot minus the interference equals the stroke. What is the interference? When you lean over the, table focused on a shot that could win or lose the game you must be free to deliver the stroke. Without a good stroke you miss and lose. Tim Miller

This is not a feel good program. This is the real deal. You will be working with the monk for over four months. You will be working step by step to build the skills at nine ball that your opponent does not have. You will master the important moves this game calls for. You will become a master nine ball player and play better nine ball than you have every played this game before. May all the rolls go your way, The Monk

Your concentration must be clear. Concentration is the narrowing of your focus on the object of your desire. You narrow your focus on something you are deeply interested in. If your attention is divided your keen interest is challenged. In my program THE ROAD PLAYERS NINE BALL TRAINING I work with you in the art of concentration. I show you how to connect to the shot. This connection is a vital part of your interest. Interest equals concentration, concentration equals success. We are not interested in avoiding a loss or winning a game. We are interested in the cue ball making contact with the object ball. You must see the shot. Your interest must be on the shot and nothing else. The connection part of this process involves the letting go of all interference. You are one with what you want to accomplish. Connect to the shot. See the shot, feel the shot, sense the shot and become one with the shot. You must know the stroke you are going to use, and be able to anticipate how it will sound when you deliver the cue tip through the cue ball. Your opponent will talk to you during the connection stage because he knows that this is the time to break your concentration thus to cause interference with your stroke. Do not respond to your opponent. Ignore him/her. Stay in your own world. Interference comes in many forms. One popular form is “fear of failure”. This fear interferes with our ability to deliver the pure stroke each shot requires. I have missed a shot because I knew my next shot was going to be tough. Or I missed because I did not know how a clump would break apart. Now I “make the shot”. 2. Fear of success. How many times have we become nervous as we finish our run out for the victory? This nervousness is interference.

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3. Fear of the shot. Your perceptions form your mind set. When you face a shot you have missed before, this past experience comes back to you at the exact moment you try to connect to the shot. That mind set is interference. When I designed the ROAD PLAYERS NINE BALL TRAINING I paid a lot of attention to the identification of the shot at hand. When you face an important shot you must see it as it is. The series of shots I take you through are set up so you can deliver one hundred per cent of your stroke. This gives you a much better chance for success.

4. Inability to compete. Sometimes it is just plain hard to compete. After a tough missed shot you feel down and defeated. The score should have been two to two but instead as a result of your mistake it is three to one. You have lost your competitive spirit. I get that way during a long tough match. We must learn to build those competitive skills so we are at one hundred per cent all the time. We do this through training. Specific and deliberate practice helps us to narrow our focus on the shot at hand. When we can break it down to connection to the shot we are then able to deliver the pure stroke. That is why training is so important. When we are not performing well others will say we are out of rhythm. This is caused by interference, not so much with the shot at hand but with the match. We may be over our head, or close to winning a tournament or far behind in a match. The interference is constant. STEPS TO TAKE TO AVOID INTERFERENCE. In the ROAD PLAYERS TRAINING PROGRAM I work specifically on a series of shots that come up in the game of nine ball. Not many players recognize this when it happens so we want to master the ability to focus on what the shots require. All the shots in the series are designed to build your skills at nine ball. This is why the training program carries a money back guarantee. I am the only teacher in this game who guarantees you will improve or your money back! We also need to build our competitive skills. In all matches we connect to composure. This enables us to be in the proper rhythm for each shot. Concentration, composure is linked to courage. Courage exists when we have the ability to connect to each shot with total purpose. In a serious training program all the components need to be present. 2012 is the year for you to put it all together. Make it your time to shine. You will be faced with all the same old challenges you faced in the past but this time you approach them in a different light. If I am to bring your game to a higher level I must bring you to a higher level. You need shot recognition, pattern recognition and game discipline in order to become a first class nine ball player. Go to my web site, www.monkbilliardacademy.net and click on ROAD PLAYER NINE BALL TRAINING. You may also call me 1-603-5666229. I am here to help.

THE MONK IS COMING TO CALIFORNIA The Monk will do a workshop on February 25th & 26th. This is a special. Total cost for two days with The Monk is $400.00. The class is limited. Call 1-603-566-6229 for more information. Don’t miss this one.

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STORYLINE & PHOTO’S BY MERLE HUMPHREYS

November 9– 13 at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City Oregno was the place to be. Those who were there will have many cherished memories from witnessing the WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiards Association) first hand—up close and personal— just like they’ve always seen on TV. All week long the Pro’s intermingled among the amateurs and spectators telling stories and giving autographs, doing challenges, and playing in the mini’s when ever an opportunity came about.

be available at the time. Several amateurs even played multiple pro opponents. $2,500 was raised for the “Taft High School Booster Club.” Two things happened: (1Everyone had a blast, and (2) those WPBA ladies were all superexcellent players. Rarely was it that any amateur even won a game!

Starting out with a Pro-Am on Wednesday November 9th: 48 amateurs pre-selected from past pool and winner’s circle events plus OPAL-APA were tripled up with a WPBA pro. Selected OPAL-APA players were: Andy & Harriett Guthrie, Don Jones, Kristin Cambas, Maxine Buhler, Claire Lewis, Anton Renz, and James Moore from Salem.

On Thursday Nov. 10th the Modified Single elimination “Early Bird” 9-Ball Scotch Doubles both top spots were won by Seattle teams. “Come On Just Have 1” with Dan Gates & Rich Vanderwoulden won 1st and $750. “Accidental Defense” with Will King & Jonathan Gablehouse won $550, for taking 2nd place.

While the final Pro-Am playoff was underway Steve Tipton the WPBA tournament director, opened up the room for Pro-Am Challenges. Any amateur could pay and challenge a WPBA pro. For $20 an amateur challenger could pick the pro he or she wished to challenge. For $10 the tournament staff picked the pro that the amateur would play—based on whoever happened to

On Saturday Nov. 12th the Modified Single elimination “Weekender’s” Scotch Doubles—again—both top spots were won by two Seattle teams. “Spice Racks” with Tom Kerrigan & Jillian Boyette took 1st and $750 where as “Crazy Combo” with Terry McCardy & Naga Aryasomayajula too 2nd and received $450.

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For the Record Books: SEATTLE SWEEPS THE 2011 OPAL-APA 9-BALL CHALLENGE for the state of APA-WASHINGTON!

Spice Racks Tom Kerrigan & Jullian Boyett

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Also late Saturday the “3 person team” event concluded with both top spots being won by Seattle teams. “2 Girls & A Grandma” with Megan Mitsules, Stephanie Birman, & Ramona McDermott took first place and $ 1,200. when in the finals they defeated “I’ll Decide” with Ken Kreutzer Sr. and Glen & Wendy Curtis who received $900 for 2nd place. This gave Seattle the official bragging rights to having swept the top spots in all three events… But wait, there’s more! Immediately following the conclusion of the 3-person team event we held the Grand Prize $1,200. in cash vacation drawing and guess who won? That’s right—another Seattle player – Mike “Yoda” Pendleton. IN THE BEAT THE MERLE CONTEST...Merle, took on all challengers playing a total of 388 racks of 9-Ball from Thursday Noon through late Saturday evening racking up a total of 266 wins and 122 losses. (Thirteen of those losses were ten 9-Ball Breaks and three Break ‘n Runs by the challengers) The Challenger always got to play 3 racks, and be the one to break each rack. If anyone snapped the “9” in on the break were given 3 tickets in the drawing.

Will King

If they broke and ran they got two tickets in the drawing, and if they just happened to win then they got one ticket in the Saturday Night drawing. Winning the Player cue was Will King from Seattle. Winning the McDermott Starr Cue was Leann Glahn, and winning the Cue Tec Breaking Cue was Rodney Clay. Both Rodney and Leann are OPAL players who play for the Sundowner Inn’s team of “Just Whack It” in the Buckaroo 9-Ball division. In Summation… Everything went smoothly this year. Every event, went off as scheduled. The fact that we had the women’s ESPN televised National 9-Ball Championship right there along side of us was a WIN-WIN-WIN situation for the Casino, The Pro’s and the Amateurs. Not only has Chinook Winds made a good name for themselves by hosting a Nationally Televised Event, but the bodies came from near and far to fill up the arena, and to enjoy what has always proven to be truly a splendid event. The pro’s were quite happy, and are already looking forward to coming back in 2012.

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Davis Wins Holiday Tournament

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POCATELLO, ID -- November 25-27, 2011 Janet Nietzel and Danny Rollins were the Coordinators of Holiday Tournament and did a great job! We had 32 entries was done at 10pm on Saturday and finished at 5pm on Sunday! SCOTCH DOUBLES 8 BALL 1st Destry Bowden 1st Kevin Davis, Pocatello, ID & Bill Karns 2nd Art StGermaine Pocatello, ID 2nd Shane Shoemaker 3rd Roger Broardley Ogden UT & Jen Alexander 4th Tommy Baker Salt Lake, UT 3rd Jerry Lemon & Joe LADIES 8 BALL 1st Tenille Whitten, Ogden, UT 2nd Susie Moss 3rd Jen Alexander 4th Kristi Day, Idaho Falls, ID

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BOZEMAN, MT putting Mike into the loser’s side (both are pool Then all the reindeer loved him…..you’ll go down school players). He then fought his way back in history! We had a great group of holiday people putting in a third place finish 3—2 over Amanda! together at the newly rebuilt Legion Club and Gary Schram and Nate Neergard ran through the Rockin’ R Bar for a fun 8 ball tournament. The winner’s side until they ran into each other. Nate players enjoyed fresh coffee and doughnuts, a lovely won, put-ting Gary against Mike for 3rd place. meat and cheese tray. and snacks over at the Legion Gary won and faced Nate again. The tournament during the day. A special thanks to Tom and the was over when Nate finished first with going Legion for really putting out for the players! We all undefeated all day! Special thanks to my crew for really enjoyed the awesome sandwiches and food helping to run this so smooth! See you all next put out by the new grill at the Rockin’ R Bar as Christmas season! well! (get downtown and check it out folks!) Next month we will begin our Flash Mob During the tournament we drew names for a free Tournaments! We will text our location, time, holiday gift. You then got a chance to exchange and entry information to players the day of the your gift with another player’s gift at Rudy tournament. We hope to involve those fun playReindeer’s Holiday Exchange. Thanks to the ers that just love to get together to play pool! Rockin’ R Bar, Legion Club, Precision8ters Pool The tournaments will be a variety of games and School, Fire Hole Pottery, and Jes at Hot Shots formats as well as eight ball. Let me know if you NATE NEERGARD FILE PHOTO: DON “CHEESE” AKERLOW Salon for making sure every player received a gift! We have a favorite pool game you wish to play! Send also played other fun games like table top foosball, board games, and a rowdy a text to Cat at (406) 451-9468 if you wish to participate in some fun! game of drinking Jenga! 1st Nate Neergard We were excited to see so many local players enter the tournament. There was a 2nd Gary Schram bonus $50 to the top female player so we ended up with some very determined 3rd Mike Peters ladies! Amanda Smith ended up with the money placing fourth overall! I was very 4th Amanda Smith proud of all the Precision8ter Pool School players that participated. Mike Peters 5th/6th Jerry Overstreet, Sam Bellew and Amanda Smith played early on with Amanda winning a tough match 3—1 7th/8th Leland Flint, Candice Kamps

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Saturday night 7 PM tournaments! (See in the tournament guide and come join us). Happy New Year to all!! Ma’s Scotch Doubles Tournament was held on Sunday Dec. 4th with 8 teams competing. The doors opened at 1PM with competition starting at 2 PM! Each player paid a $5 entry fee plus a $1 green fee. The format was a race to 2, 8 Ball using basic BCA rules (slightly revised). Most players brought their own partner, some partners couldn’t come; others came hoping to find a partner. Once we matched up all the co-ed partners 2 ladies were left over so ended up as partners. Nevertheless, the matches went on and everyone enjoyed the day. In the end Rocke and Susan were on the point but had to leave so they took 2nd place win of $40 and we all played on, with a better chance to win!! Finally, Phil Ortiz and Tanya Moser prevailed to take 1st for $70 and the two teamed up ladies, Pat Rosa and Gayle Gould took 3rd for $20. We hope more of you will show up in the future, even if you don’t have a partner! We will do our best to find you one! Many here who want to play are in need of a partner too! Jan. 1st 2012 and Feb. 5th at 2PM are the dates for our next Co-ed Scotch Doubles tournaments!

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Davis Going to DCC

BROOKE TAYLOR WINS SESSION END TOURNAMENT

TOP FINISHERS IN LEAGUE: 15 RACK LLC 10-ball pool leagues held its fall end of the session Bill Davis 1255 points – won trip to Louisville, KY tournament on Saturday, December 17th, 2011 held at the Wynkoop Paul Carabetta 1241 points Brewing Company in Denver, CO. This event was a $200 added Chris Hulseberg 1215 points tournament featuring a qualifying round of 15-Rack before becoming a TOP FINISHERS OF “END OF SESSION TOURNAMENT”: single elimination regular 10-ball tournament. 1st Brook Taylor –$200 & won a Jacoby Custom Cue During the fall session players from six different venues spanning from 2nd John Dietrich $ 160 Colorado Springs to Fort Collins participated in this unique pool 3rd Mike Page $100 league. League featured a twelve-week session of 10-ball the ghost using 4th Tommy Bernard $80 a unique handicapping system and the player with the most points 5th/6th Cheryl Jones/Tony Ledesma $30 each awarded won an all expense paid trip to play in the 2012 Derby City 15-RACK was designed by WPBA touring professional Melissa Little Classic, in Louisville. 15-RACK LLC is proud to announce the winner back in of the fall session is Bill Davis of Rack’em Billiards in Aurora, CO. 2005 and is Each week the league gave away gift bags to the top finisher of the week still going and a special thanks to our sponsors for their contributions; Impulse very strong. Theater, Pooldawg, Wazee Supper Club, Hog Heaven BBQ, Angel’s It really is Hair, Phantom Canyon Brewing, RKL Company, Pearl Street Grill, a one of a Ernie Martinez, Wynkoop Brewing Company, Mark Haddad, Magic BILL DAVIS kind pool Ball Rack, London Bridge, Bull Durham Casino, Instruct Salon, Doc league. Holiday’s Casino, Hard Luck Sportswear, Gaetano’s, Pool and Billiard Melissa Magazine, Buddha’s & Goudha’s, Jacoby custom cues and Colorado wanted to create a league that at the end Pool Tables. offered a substantial grand prize. For 2011 At the end of the fall session, all players who played in pool league qualified to play in the end of Melissa sent amateur players to Turning the session tournament that was held at the Wynkoop. The end of the session tournament was won Stone, the US Open and now the Derby. by Brook Taylor making 15 Rack histories, 1st time a woman has won one of our events- great job Next up, 15 Rack LLC is hosting a $1500 Brook! Before the event started players were awarded the following awards: added end of the session tournament on May BEST REPS: Terry Hulseberg and Aimee Peterson 4th & 5th, 2012 and in order to qualify you GRAND CHAMPION: Bill Davis must play in a 10-week session hosted at the RUNNER-UP CHAMPION: Paul Carabetta Wynkoop that starts February 19th- May DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Tommy Bernard 1st, 2012. For more information please visit HIGHEST FINISHING FEMALE: Chris Hulseberg www.15rack.com MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Brook Taylor MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Matt Forbes BROOKE TAYLOR

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RODNEY MORRIS (HAWAII)

SHANE VAN BOENING (SOUTH DAKOTA)

MIKE DECHAINE (RHODE ISLAND) “This is definitely one of the best moments of my life. I’m having a great time and everyone has a positive attitude, even though we were 4-1 down after the first day,”

SHAWN PUTNAM (GEORGIA)

JOHNNY ARCHER (GEORGIA) “We lost a couple of matches we should’ve won and they blitzed us in a few matches. “We all gave it our best and will do it again next time. Hats off to their team, they hung in there when things didn’t look good.”

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Europe 4 – 1 USA

AFTER the first day’s play at the 2011 PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup, Team Europe holds a commanding 4-1 lead as they cashed in on some tentative play from the Americans at the MGM Grand. Aside from Archer and Putnam’s solid show in the first doubles match of the tournament, none of the Americans were firing on all cylinders and captain Charlie Williams will have a job to do for tomorrow. Europe by contrast looked like thoroughbreds with big names like Souquet and Feijen looking the part and rookie Chris Melling pulling off a stunning win in the last game of the day. Watched by his father, who was celebrating his 60th birthday, the 32 year-old Melling looked superb as he came from 3-0 down to steal the final match of the day from Shane Van Boening with a hill-hill win. It was a bitter pill for the Americans to swallow as the difference between 3-2 and 4-1 is immense, and they will need to dig deep tomorrow if they are to reverse their fortunes. Earlier, the Europeans drew first blood as they took the opening team match which featured all ten players. The format differed from previous years, in that each rack was contested by just two players rather than the alternate shot method involving all five. It was Chris Melling who took the deciding rack against Mike Dechaine for the point but the Americans looked a little nervous throughout. 2010 MVP Darren Appleton was delighted with the win; “I’m really happy with the start. The format had changed a bit and it adds more pressure. You’re a bit cold and have no help from your friends. I played the first rack and was shaking really badly. “Chris didn’t get a shot in the first game but he managed to win the rack that won us the point and I think he will go on and play very well. “We don’t have to gel as we just come together and are a lot more relaxed than ever before. We’re playing really good, feel calm in ourselves and pretty sure we’re going to win.” The American pair of Johnny Archer and Shawn Putnam – close CHARLIE WILLIAMS (USA, CAPTAIN): “It wasn’t our week. Things didn’t go to plan. We ate together and the chemistry on the team, even though we were losing every day, didn’t break our spirits. We still believed we could win today. “No disrespect to them but we feel you got the rolls sometimes. To win a tournament you need rolls to go your way. But they played good and Chris Melling was awesome.”

CHARLIE WILLIAMS

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friends off the table – dug their heels in to overturn a 3-1 deficit and beat the Euro duo of Chris Melling and Nick Van den Berg. It was a big point for the Americans as Archer and Putnam grew in confidence as the match went on and they came with the critical shots in the closing stages. The communication between the pair was excellent as they kicked on for victory. “Representing your country is the most pressure you will feel,” said Putnam. “Everyone is used to playing for yourselves but when you play for your country the nerves are about ten times more and your friends on the team are looking for you to come through. Archer added “It’s early but any match can turn anything around. We were 3-1 down and the momentum was in their favour but a bad break gave us a bit of a lifeline and we started creeping back.” Rodney Morris, for so long a stalwart of the US Mosconi Cup side, looked a forlorn figure as he slumped to a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Niels Feijen. The Dutchman looked clinical throughout as he capitalised on Morris’s lacklustre display. “That match was great,” said a delighted Feijen. “In the first team match it was the most nerve-racking match I’ve played in so it was nice to settle down in the singles match. “I played really well and it was a lot of fun. It’s a big confidence boost, especially against someone like Rodney Morris who has a super record in the Mosconi Cup.” The USA suffered a huge kick in the teeth in the fourth match of the day as Mike Dechaine and Shane Van Boening relinquished a 4-0 lead to lose 6-4 to Darren Appleton and Ralf Souquet. The critical moment came in the seventh rack when Dechaine needed a tricky 9 ball cueing off the rail to take the US to the hill at 5-2, but his head came up far too early and the chance went begging. What should have been 5-2 became 4-3 and Appleton and Souquet had shifted the momentum in their favour. From there, they never looked back as they took Europe into a 3-1 lead and it was left to Melling to complete the route. (Mosconi Cup continued on page 20)

Europe 6-4 USA Melling / Van den Berg 3-6 Archer / Putnam Niels Feijen 6-0 Rodney Morris Appleton / Souquet 6-4 Van Boening / Dechaine Chris Melling 6-5 Shane Van Boening

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USA DAY 2 BACK IN IT Europe 6 – 4 USA

TEAM USA recovered from a first day hammering at the PartyPoker. net Mosconi Cup as they put themselves right back into contention, winning three matches to Europe’s two at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Stellar performances from the Americans saw them level the match at 4-4, before the Europeans derailed their momentum to take the final two games and move into the fourth day with a two point lead. There was plenty of Mosconi Cup drama as debutant Mike Dechaine overcame Ralf Souquet 6-1 and Rodney Morris had an outburst that he will be happy to forget in a hurry. However, coming into the day three points down, Team USA will be happy to have reduced the deficit. The opening match of day two was a must-win situation for the Americans and win it they did as Johnny Archer and Shane Van Boening edged past the Dutch duo of Feijen and Van den Berg. With the racking changed from the opening day – a regular rack was used instead of the Magic Rack - the balls were spreading nicely and both pairs took advantage with succession of break and runs. With the USA having won the lag, they reached the hill first and had a great chance to win 6-4 but Van Boening left Archer in the lurch with just the 8 and 9 balls left on the table and the Dutchmen eventually took the rack to make it hill hill. Archer dropped four balls into the pockets from his break shot and himself and Van Boening went on to claim a nerve calming win. “We’re not doing anything different. Our execution yesterday meant we over ran a few shots and we’ve just tightened it up. We had chances to win matches yesterday,” said Archer. There was more USA joy in the second match as Mike Dechaine – a heavy underdog – put in a perfect performance to overturn Ralf Souquet by 6-1 and reduce the European lead to just one point. The 24 year-old Dechaine looked a bundle of nerves and adrenaline prior to the match but he made it all work in his favour as he ran through his racks with precision and cashed in on a couple of errors from Souquet. “This is definitely one of the best moments of my life. I’m having a

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Van den Berg / Feijen 5-6 Archer / Van Boening Ralf Souquet 1-6 Mike Dechaine Appleton / Melling 5-6 Putnam / Morris

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great time and everyone has a positive attitude, even though we were 4-1 down after the first day,” said a delighted Dechaine. “We had a couple of unfortunate events yesterday but today we’ve put up a good line-up and it’s going to be a great day.” There was plenty of drama and controversy in the next match as Team USA drew level, winning their third consecutive match of the day as Rodney Morris and Shawn Putnam beat the English pair of Melling and Appleton. 6-5 was the score line as the US stole it at the last when Appleton left Melling a tough pink 4 ball and he overcut it to give the table and subsequently the match to the Americans. The real drama came at the start of the sixth rack when Morris’s temper boiled over and he used some regrettable language. Some of the rowdier elements got to him and he told Darren Appleton, in no uncertain terms, to tell them to be quiet. It then escalated as Morris then audibly offered the Englishman to step outside. Things calmed down as the Americans went on to take the match and afterwards Morris was highly embarrassed by his outburst as well as apologetic. In the fourth match of the day, Nick Van den Berg put in a superb performance to beat Johnny Archer 6-1 and restore European supremacy. Similarly to Mike Dechaine’s defeat of Ralf Souquet, it was the underdog who came with all the shots, taking full advantage of a tired-looking Archer. “Today’s been awful - we wanted to go and win the session but we were 3-0 down. When it’s like that you’re just trying to give your best and I didn’t make a mistake. “Johnny Archer was probably the best American player so far but he didn’t get a chance so I’m very happy with the way I played. We tried to keep our heads up.” In the final match of the session, Chris Melling and Ralf Souquet reinforced European supremacy as the played excellently to defeat the Shane Van Boening / Rodney Morris axis 6-2. That left the Europeans with a two point lead going into day three of the event but the Americans still have every chance. (Mosconi Cup continued on page 22)

Nick Van den Berg 6-1 Johnny Archer Souquet / Melling 6-2 Van Boening / Morris

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NIELS FEIJEN (HOLLAND) “This (being the Most Valuable Player) is something I’ve been dreaming about this for seven years, every year I’ve played in it.”

NICK VAN DEN BERG (HOLLAND): “Johnny Archer was probably the best American player so far but he didn’t get a chance so I’m very happy with the way I played. We tried to keep our heads up.”

CHRIS MELLING (EUROPE): “It was unbelievable. There’s a lot of pressure and people back home don’t realise how much pressure you’re under as you have the whole continent and your friends to play for.”

DARREN APPLETON: (ENGLAND) “But we played well at the end and had a lot of fire inside us - Niels is a fantastic player to play with.”

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RALF SOUQUET (GERMANY): “It’s not over until the fat lady sings and we want to win the next two and finish it off. We have quite a comfortable lead but it’s still a long road.”

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EUROPE ONE AWAY AFTER DAY 3 Europe 10– 5 USA

TEAM EUROPE is now one match away from retaining the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup after a one-sided blitz on the American team in front of a standing room only crowd at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. After getting the better of things yesterday, the Americans entered the day with high hopes but were battered from start to finish with only Shane Van Boening contributing some red to the score board. Needing a great start to the day, the USA lost an exciting opener as Appleton and Feijen got the better of Dechaine and Putnam by 6-3. That restored the Europeans three point lead that they held at the start of day one, but the final rack of the match was one of the best safety battles in Mosconi history as all four players took turns to leave the cue ball tucked up. It was Feijen who broke the deadlock as he made a table length bank on the blue 2 and from there the Europeans ran out to take the match. “Yesterday we lost the first doubles match 6-5 but Niels and Nick had played well. You need a bit of luck at the right time and we had a couple of rolls there,” said Appleton. “But we played well at the end and had a lot of fire inside us - Niels is a fantastic player to play with,” he added. There was more misery for Putnam in the next as he was easily beaten by a firedup Darren Appleton as Europe moved into an 8-4 lead. The tone was set in the opening rack as Putnam looked to be heading for a run out but missed a howler of a 9 ball to hand the rack to Europe. The big man never really recovered from that and further errors sealed his fate. The third match featured Johnny Archer and Rodney Morris against Niels Feijen and Ralf Souquet and for the American side it was desperate stuff. 8-4 soon became 9-4 as the lacklustre American pair failed to make any sort of dent in the confident Europeans’ armour.

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“When we had a training camp we played with each other and figured out what teams were working out and Johan then picked the pairings,” said Souquet. “It’s not over until the fat lady sings and we want to win the next two and finish it off. We have quite a comfortable lead but it’s still a long road.” Feijen added “When everyone is scoring points in front of you it takes the pressure off. We’ve clicked really well and have a great team spirit and a great team.” It was Shane Van Boening who finally stopped the rot and ensured a final day of play as he endured a torrid match against Nick Van den Berg that went all the way to a decider. Van Boening had led 5-2 at one stage but the plucky Dutchman fought back to level it at 5-5 and breaking in the final rack he found himself favourite. A dry break got the American back to the table and he played a superb slow roll on the 1 ball to set up a difficult run out which Van Boening completed to keep his side in the competition. Finally it was left to Chris Melling to turn the screw and put his side on the hill as he beat Mike Dechaine 6-2 in a clash of the rookies. Melling looked as confident as ever and his win leaves him in the running for MVP honours. “It was unbelievable. There’s a lot of pressure and people back home don’t realise how much pressure you’re under as you have the whole continent and your friends to play for.”

Appleton / Feijen 6-3 Putnam / Dechaine Darren Appleton 6-2 Shawn Putnam Feijen / Souquet 6-2 Archer / Morris Nick Van den Berg 5-6 Shane Van Boening Chris Melling 6-2 Mike Dechaine

FEIJEN BRINGS IT HOME FOR EUROPE Europe 11– 7 USA

EUROPE has successfully defended the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup following a convincing 11-7 victory over the USA at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was Holland’s Niels Feijen, in his seventh Mosconi Cup, who downed the winning 9 ball which sparked mayhem as his team mates flooded the arena. It also delivered Feijen the Most Valuable Player award, achieved for two singles and two doubles wins: “It got a bit shaky but they went in,” he said of his 6-3 victory over Rodney Morris to seal the Mosconi Cup. “I just want to thank the crowd, the British and Europeans and you need them to make it. There were some immense moments and thanks to the coach for doing a super job. He gave us speeches every morning and kept us sharp.” The Americans, who had trailed 10-5 at the start of the day, won the opening two games to leave the Europeans looking a little edgy. “Even this morning, there was pressure on us and we knew they would come out strongly. There was some heat to get over the finish line but these guys are just so good,” continued Feijen. “Being the Most Valuable Player is something I’ve been dreaming about this for seven years, every year I’ve played in it.” Johnny Archer, playing in his 15th Mosconi Cup was stoical in defeat; “We lost a couple of matches we should’ve won and they blitzed us in a few matches. We all gave it our best and will do it again next time. Hats off to their team, they hung in there when things didn’t look good.” The opening match of the day saw Shane Van Boening put in an excellent performance to keep US hopes alive as he comfortably beat Nick Van den Berg 6-2. The South Dakota Kid kept his team in the competition on Saturday night when he beat the same opponent in a close match but this time he pulled away from 2-2 to take the victory.

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Still fighting, a dogged display from veteran Johnny Archer kept USA fires alight as he put paid to Darren Appleton’s hopes of a repeat MVP trophy. It was left to Niels Feijen to bring home the bacon for Team Europe as he faced off against Rodney Morris. The Hawaiian had not been at his best this week but had showed flashes of his best form at times. A poor safety from Morris gave Feijen an opportunity in the opener but he scratched, drawing the ball down table and into the centre pocket and Morris, with ball in hand, ran out. Feijen took the next with a tidy run out and went into a 2-1 lead when Morris scratched on the break and handed him an open table. Another excellent run out, this time from Morris, levelled the scores at 2-2, before Feijen took the lead, thumping a tricky 9 ball into to the top corner pocket. He increased that lead as he was given ball in hand after a Morris foul and Europe were two racks away from glory. That became one rack as Feijen took the next before a dry break from the Dutchman gave Morris a chance in what was a high quality match, and the Hawaiian ran through the table to reduce arrears to 5-3. Morris broke in the next and with the table open, he missed a horrible pot on the 2 ball. Feijen though, with nerves creeping in, missed it himself. Finally a shocking safety from Morris on the 5 ball was to prove to be the Americans last contribution to the event as Feijen ran out for a glorious victory.

Nick Van den Berg 2-6 Shane Van Boening Darren Appleton 3-6 Johnny Archer Niels Feijen 6-3 Rodney Morris

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MOSCONI CUP HISTORY

2010: EUROPE 11- 8 USA (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON)

Europe: Darren Appleton (England) (MVP), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Nick Van den Berg (Holland), Mika Immonen (Finland), Karl Boyes (England) USA: Johnny Archer, Shane Van Boening, Rodney Morris, Dennis Hatch, Corey Deuel

USA: Johnny Archer, Shane Van Boening, Corey Deuel, Oscar Dominguez, Dennis Hatch. Europe: Ralf Souquet (Germany), Mika Immonen (Finland), Niels Feijen (Holland), Darren Appleton (England), Thorsten Hohmann (Germany)

Europe: Ralf Souquet (Germany), Niels Feijen (Holland), Mika Immonen (Finland), Mark Gray (England), Tony Drago (Malta) USA: Johnny Archer, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, Jeremy Jones, Shane Van Boening

Europe: Ralf Souquet (Germany), Niels Feijen (Holland), Konstantin Stepanov (Russia), Daryl Peach (England), Tony Drago (Malta) USA: Johnny Archer, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, Corey Deuel, Shane Van Boening

Europe: Nick van den Berg (Holland), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Niels Feijen (Holland), Imran Majid (England), David Alcaide (Spain) USA: Johnny Archer, Corey Deuel, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, John Schmidt, Mike Davis

Europe: Alex Lely (Holland), Mika Immonen (Finland), Niels Feijen (Holland), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Raj Hundal (UK), Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) USA: Johnny Archer, Shawn Putnam, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, Charlie Williams, Jeremy Jones

Europe: Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Mika Immonen (Finland), Niels Feijen (Holland), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Steve Davis (UK), Thomas Engert (Germany) USA: Johnny Archer, Gabe Owen, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, Charlie Williams, Tony Robles

2009: USA 11-7 EUROPE (MGM GRAND, LAS VEGAS, USA)

2008: EUROPE 11-5 USA (HILTON HOTEL, VALLETTA, MALTA) 2007: EUROPE 11-8 USA (MGM GRAND HOTEL, LAS VEGAS)

2006: USA 11-11 EUROPE (CRUISE TERMINAL, ROTTTERDAM, HOLLAND) 2005: USA 11-6 EUROPE (MGM GRAND HOTEL, LAS VEGAS)

2004: USA 12-9 EUROPE (HOTEL ZUIDERDUIN, EGMOND AAN ZEE, HOLLAND) 2003: USA 11-9 EUROPE (MGM GRAND HOTEL, LAS VEGAS)

Europe: Oliver Ortmann (Germany) non-playing captain, Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Nick van den Berg (Holland), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Steve Davis (UK), Thorsten Hohmann (Germany) USA: Nick Varner non-playing captain, Johnny Archer, Jeremy Jones, Rodney Morris, Earl Strickland, Charlie Williams, Tony Robles

2002: EUROPE 12-9 USA (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN)

Europe: Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Nick van den Berg (Holland), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Steve Davis (UK) USA: Johnny Archer, Nick Varner, Jeremy Jones, Corey Deuel, Earl Strickland, Charlie Williams

Europe: Steve Knight (UK), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Niels Feijen (Holland), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Steve Davis (UK) USA: Johnny Archer, Nick Varner, Jeremy Jones, Corey Deuel, Earl Strickland, Charlie Williams

Europe: Steve Knight (UK), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Thomas Engert (Germany), Marcus Chamat (Sweden), Steve Davis (UK) USA: Johnny Archer, Shannon Daulton, Jeremy Jones, Corey Deuel, Earl Strickland, Michael Coltrain

Europe: Steve Knight (UK), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Alex Lely (Holland), Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Steve Davis (UK) USA: Johnny Archer, Kim Davenport, Jeremy Jones, Jim Rempe, Earl Strickland, Michael Coltrain

Europe: Ralf Souquet (Germany), Steve Knight (UK), Mika Immonen (Finland), Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Steve Davis (UK), Fabio Petroni (Italy) USA: Kim Davenport, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Reed Pierce, Nick Varner, Jim Rempe

Europe: Steve Davis (UK), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ronnie O’Sullivan (UK), Tommy Donlon (UK) USA: Earl Strickland, Kim Davenport, Johnny Archer, Jim Rempe, Nick Varner, Reed Pierce

2001: USA 12-1 EUROPE (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN) 2000: USA 12-9 EUROPE (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN) 1999: USA 12-7 EUROPE (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN) 1998: USA 13-9 EUROPE (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN) 1997: USA 13-8 EUROPE (YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN)

1996: USA 15-13EUROPE (GORESBROOK LEISURE CENTRE, DAGENHAM)

Europe: Steve Davis (UK), Vincent Facquet (France), Ralf Souquet (Germany), Oliver Ortmann, (Germany), Mika Immonen (Finland), Ronnie O’Sullivan (UK), Andy Richardson (UK) USA: Earl Strickland, Mike Massey, CJ Wiley, Roger Griffis, Shannon Daulton, Allen Hopkins, Danny Harriman

1995: EUROPE 16-15 USA (FESTIVAL HALL, BASILDON)

Europe: Daryl Peach (UK), Steve Davis (UK), Alex Higgins (UK), Lee Kendall (UK), Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Tom Storm (Sweden), Jimmy White (UK) USA: Lou Butera, Mike Massey, Robert Hunter, Dallas West, Mark Wilson, Mike Gulyassy, John DiToro

1994: USA 16-12 EUROPE (ROLLERBOWL, ROMFORD)

Europe: Ralf Souquet (Germany), Steve Davis (UK), Lee Tucker (UK), Oliver Ortmann (Germany), Tom Storm (Sweden), Jimmy White (UK), Franziska Stark (Germany), Allison Fisher (UK) USA: Lou Butera, Paul Gerni, Bobby Hunter, Dallas West, Mark Wilson, Mike Gulyassy, Jeanette Lee, Vivian Villarreal

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DAY Wednesdays Saturdays Sundays

CITY Alexander WIlliston Williston

LOCATION Hi Way Lounge Cattails Lounge Cattails Lounge

PHONE (701) 828-3100 (701) 572-2679 (701) 572-2679

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball

ENTRY $5 $5 $5

ADDED 100% Matching Matching

TIME 8:30PM 2:00PM 2:00PM

DAY

CITY

LOCATION

PHONE

EVENT / RULES

ENTRY

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Mondays

Ogden

D & R Spirits

(801) 394-8400

8-Ball VNEA rules

$5

Call

7:00PM

DAY Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

ND

ID

DAY Mondays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays

WASHINGTON

CALL FIRST: Dates, Times & Tournaments are subject to change without notice.

CITY LOCATION Spokane 7th Rail Spokane Black Diamond Sumner Log Cabin Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Everett O’Finnigan’s Pub Kenmore Golden Fleece Spokane 7th Rail Spokane 7th Rail Spokane Black Diamond Sumner Log Cabin Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Belfair Allen’s Billiards Belfair Allen’s Billiards Burien BZ’s Sport Bar Everett O’Finnigan’s Pub Everett P C’s Pub Kenmore Golden Fleece Lynnwood Inn Sports Bar & Grill Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Tacoma Latitude 84 Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern Everett P C’s Pub Olympia Frankies Spokane 7th Rail Spokane 7th Rail Tacoma Latitude 84 Kenmore Golden Fleece Lakewood Schooners Ocean Park Doc’s Tavern Spokane 7th Rail Tacoma Latitude 84 Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Vancouver Legends Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill Kenmore Golden Fleece Lakewood Schooners Sumner Log Cabin Tacoma Latitude 84 Vancouver Legends Vancouver Spot Bar & Grill Olympia Frankies Tacoma Latitude 84 Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Tacoma Malarkey’s Pool & Brew Vancouver 4th Plain Tavern

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PHONE (509) 325-7751 (253) 226-3594 (253) 863-2905 (360) 254-3729 (425) 745-4805 (425) 908-7332 (509) 325-7751 (509) 325-7751 (253) 226-3594 (253) 863-2905 (253) 226-3594 (360) 275-2668 (360) 275-2668 (206) 243-6018 (425) 745-4805 (425) 258-9465 (253) 226-3594 (425) 743-0700 (253) 383-3301 (253) 531-5154 (360) 254-3729 (425) 258-9465 (360) 455-0352 (509) 325-7751 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (425) 908-7332 (253) 584-1919 (360) 665-4105 (509) 325-7751 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (425) 908-7332 (253) 584-1919 (253) 863-2905 (253) 531-5154 (360) 693-8125 (360) 256-1110 (360) 455-0352 (253) 531-5154 (253) 383-3301 (253) 226-3594 (360) 254-3729

EVENT / RULES Texas Holdem Poker 211 9-Ball Vegas Rules 9-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) 9-Ball Vegas Rules 8-Ball 8-Ball Texas Holdem Poker 211 9-Ball Vegas Rules 211 8-Ball (1st & 3rd Thurs) 9-Ball (2nd & 4th Thurs) 8-Ball Call Pocket - BIH 8-Ball Vegas Rules Vegas 8 Ball 211 8-Ball - BCA Rules 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 9-Ball 8-Ball DE (sign up 6pm) Poker 9-Ball Valley Rules Cribbage Texas Holdem Poker Poker 9-Ball 9-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Open 9-Ball Poker 9 Ball-Race to 3-DE 8 Ball - Mod BCA 8-Ball Call Pocket 9-Ball 8-Ball BCA rules 8-Ball Poker 8 Ball - Mod BCA Blind Draw Scotch Dbls 8-Ball Valley Rules Poker 8-Ball 211 Meat Shoot-8 players/round

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ENTRY $5 $10 $5 $3+$2 g.f. $5 $10 Call $10 $10 $5 $10 $7+$3 g.f. $7+$3 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $10 $5 $5+3 g.f. $5+$3 g.f. $3+$2 g.f. $20 buy in $5 $6 $15 Call $10 $5 $3 Call Call $5+3 g.f. $5 $2 $10 $5 $5 Call $5 $3 $5 Call $5 $10 $3/round

ADDED TIME Call Call Combined 6:30PM $$$ 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM 100% 8:00PM based on field 7:30PM Call 8:00PM Call Call Combined 6:30PM $$$ 8:00PM Combined 6:15PM $$$ 7:00PM $$$ 7:00PM Matches to $100 7:00PM 100% 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Combined 7:15PM 100% 7:00PM Call 7:30PM Call 8:00PM Matching 8:00PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Call 6:00PM Call 7:00PM Call 6 & 9PM based on field 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM Meat Shoot 7:00PM Call 8:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Call 7:30PM Matching 7:00PM Matching 8:00PM based on field 7:30PM 100% 7:00PM Matching 3:00PM Call 6 & 9PM Matching 7:00PM $2/player 8:00PM Matching 6:00PM Call 6 & 9PM 100% 2:00PM Combined 4:00PM MEAT 2:00PM


WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS CITY Forest Grove Oregon City Portland Portland Salem Coos Bay Forest Grove Milwaukee Milwaukee Beaverton Portland Salem Albany Coos Bay Forest Grove Medford Oregon City Salem Albany Forest Grove Forest Grove Gresham Oregon City Oregon City Oregon City Salem Albany Beaverton Bend Forest Grove Portland Portland Portland

Tuesdays Fridays Sundays

Sun Valley Sun Valley Sun Valley Sun Valley

Harvey’s Harvey’s Harvey’s Harvey’s

(775) 673-8787 (775) 673-8787 (775) 673-8787 (775) 673-8787

8-Ball 8-Ball 8-Ball 9-Ball

$5 $5 $5 $5

Call $2/player Call Call

7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM Noon

NEVADA

Mondays

Riverside Sacramento

Shooters Jointed Cue Family Billiards Broken Rack Shooters Jointed Cue Hard Times CA Billiard Club Shooters Hard Times Shooters Family Billiards DVPL CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sat) Shooters Hard Times CA Billiard Club CA Billiard Club (last Sun)

(951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (415) 931-1115 (510) 652-9808 (951) 785-9588 (916) 456-3243 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (562) 867-7733 (951) 785-9588 (415) 931-1115 (510) 861-0812 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (951) 785-9588 (562) 867-7733 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100

9-Ball Handicap 9’ Tables 9-Ball B 9-Ball Handicap WorldPPA 9-Ball Handicapped 9-Ball Open staggered entry 3 Cushion Handicap WorldPPA 8-Ball 9-Ball Handicap 9’ Tables 9-Ball Handicap 9-Ball 9-Ball Handicap Tourny at Vinnie’s Bar WorldPPA 9-Ball/SE WorldPPA 9-Ball/SE 10-Ball Hndcp 9’ tables 9-Ball Open - Limit 32 10-Ball Open SE 10-Ball Open SE

$11 $5 $20 $20 $12 $5-$15 $17 incl g.f. $11 $11 $10 $12 $20 Call $11 $22 $20 $20 $10 $20

Call Call Call $100 1st Tues only Call $50 $100 w/20+ Call Call Call Call Call Call Call $100 $$$ Call Call $100

8:00PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 8:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 6:00PM 1:00PM 12:30PM 6:00PM 6:00PM

Tuesdays

San Francisco

Emeryville Riverside Sacramento Wednesdays Bellflower

Thursdays Fridays Saturdays

Mountain View

Riverside Bellflower Riverside

San Francisco

Concord

Mountain View Mountain View

Mountain View Mountain View

Sundays

Riverside Bellflower

LOCATION Ballad Town Billiards K C Midway Classics Billiards Sam’s Billiards Sharky’s Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Wichita Wichita Underground Sports Bar Greek Village Sharky’s Ma’s Tavern Silver Dollar Ballad Town Billiards Rackem K C Midway Jake’s Bar & Grill Ma’s Tavern Ballad Town Billiards Ballad Town Billiards Pub 181 K C Midway Rodders Rodders Jake’s Bar & Grill Ma’s Tavern (1st Sun) Underground Sports Bar Fox’s Billiard Lounge Ballad Town Billiards Classics Billiards NiteHawk Sam’s Billiards

PHONE (503) 357-1111 (503) 656-9501 (253) 226-3594 (503) 282-8266 (503) 391-4912 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (503) 654-4201 (503) 654-4201 (503) 848-8888 (503) 643-2119 (503) 391-4912 (541) 928-4055 (541) 888-5634 (503) 357-1111 (541) 779-6111 (503) 656-9501 (503) 362-3600 (541) 928-4055 (253) 226-3594 (503) 357-1111 (503) 666-4457 (503) 656-9501 (503) 650-2363 (503) 650-2363 (503) 362-3600 (541) 928-4055 (503) 848-8888 (541) 788-9595 (503) 357-1111 (253) 226-3594 (503) 285-7177 (503) 282-8266

EVENT / RULES 8-Ball BCA 2/2 DE 9 Ball - No masters 211 8-Ball - DE Pool Tournament Players Choice 9-Ball/BCA 3/2 DE 8-Ball (max 32) 8-Ball (last Wed only) 9-Ball BCA Rules-No Masters Pool Tournament Pool Tournament 9-Ball Race to 3 8-Ball 8-Ball/BCA 2/2 DE 8-Ball 9 Ball Play on Diamond Tables 8 Ball-Open 8-Ball Race to 2 211 (3rd Sat) Darts: Cricket/501 9-Ball 8 Ball No Masters 8-Ball 9-Ball (starts after 8-Ball) 8-Ball Blind Draw Sc Doubles 8-Ball Sc Dbls (co-ed) 8-Ball BCA Rules-No Masters Rotating 8-Ball/9-Ball 9-Ball BCA 3/2 DE 211 8 Ball Straight Pool (1st Sun.)

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ENTRY $5+$2 g.f. FREE $10 $5 $5 $5 $5+$2 g.f. $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $3 $5 $5+$2 g.f. Call $5 $5 $3 $10 $7 $5 $5 $3 $3 $5 $5/person $5 $10 $5+$2 g.f. $10 $3M/$2W $15

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TIME 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 8:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 7:30PM Call 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM 11:00AM 7:30PM 7:00PM Call 7:30PM 2:00PM 7:00PM 12:30PM 7:30PM 5:00PM 6:00PM 11:00AM

OREGON

DAY Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

CALIFORNIA

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DATE Jan 8 Jan 7 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 13-15 Jan 13-15 Jan 14 Jan 14-15 Jan 14-15 Jan 20-28 Jan 20-28 Jan 20-28 Jan 21-22 Jan 22 Jan 25-29 Jan 28 Jan 28-29 Feb 3-5 Feb 4 Feb 4-5 Feb 4-5 Feb 5 Feb 5 Feb 10 Feb 11-12 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 12-19 Feb 12-19 Feb 12-19 Feb 18-19 Feb 24 Feb 25-26 Feb 25-26 Mar 4 Mar 4 Mar 10 Mar 12-18 Mar 30-Apr 1 Mar 30-Apr 1 Mar 30-Apr 1 May 9-20 May 10-13 May 14-19

CITY Albany, OR Pocatello, ID Odgen, UT Portland, OR Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID Salem, OR Spokane, WA Spokane, WA Elizabeth, IN Elizabeth, IN Elizabeth, IN Mtn View, CA Emmett, ID Ocean Shores, WA Emeryville, CA Mtn View, CA Nashua, MT Odgen, UT Tacoma, WA Bellflower, CA Portland, OR Albany, OR Mtn View, CA Mtn View, CA Emmett, ID Salem, OR Reno, NV Reno, NV Reno, NV Oak Harbor, WA Mtn View, CA Mtn View, CA Tacoma, WA Portland, OR Albany, OR Salem, OR Lincoln City, OR Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Saratoga, WY Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV

LOCATION Ma’s Tavern (p29) The Pocket (p26) D & R Sprits (p29) Sam’s Billiards (p30) Oasis (p24) Oasis (p24) The Cue Ball (p24) Black Diamond (p28) Black Diamond (p28) Horseshoe (see Dec) Horseshoe (see Dec) Horseshoe (see Dec) CA Billiard Club (p11) Toadstool (p17) Western BCA (p16) Broken Rack (p30) CA Billiard Club (p11) Wagon Wheel (see Dec) D & R Sprits (p29) Malarkey’s (p14) CSI (p35) Sam’s Billiards (p30) Ma’s Tavern (p29) CA Billiard Club (p11) CA Billiard Club (p11) Toadstool (p17) The Cue Ball (p24) CSI (p35) CSI (p35) CSI (p35) American Legion (p10) CA Billiard Club (p11) CA Billiard Club (p11) Malarkey’s (p5) Sam’s Billiards (p30) Ma’s Tavern (p29) The Cue Ball (p24) Western BCA (p4) Platte Valley (p16) Platte Valley (p16) Platte Valley (p16) BCAPL (p35) CSI (p35) BCAPL (p35)

PHONE (541) 928-4055 (208) 233-1841 (801) 394-8400 (503) 282-8266 (208) 406-7476 (208) 406-7476 (503) 362-9740 (509) 891-8357 (509) 891-8357 www.derbycityclassic.com www.derbycityclassic.com www.derbycityclassic.com (650) 965-3100 (208) 398-7321 www.westernbca.org (510) 652-9808 (650) 965-3100 (406) 746-3239 (801) 394-8400 (253) 383-3301 (702) 719-7665 (503) 282-8266 (541) 928-4055 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (208) 398-7321 (503) 362-9740 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (360) 929-6076 (650) 965-3100 (650) 965-3100 (253) 383-3301 (503) 282-8266 (541) 928-4055 (503) 362-9740 www.westernbca.org (307) 329-8924 (307) 329-8924 (307) 329-8924 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665 (702) 719-7665

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CUE? call/text: 925-980-3842 34 The Break - January 2012

EVENT / RULES Scotch Doubles Co-ed 8-Ball Scotch Doubles-Hdcp 9-Ball Scotch Dbls Blind Draw Straight Pool Jimmy Dawson Mem 9-Ball Jimmy Dawson Mem 8-Ball 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players Open 9-Ball - Race to 6/4 Women’s 8-Ball - Race to 4/3 9-Ball Banks - $50 buy back One Pocket - $75 buy back 9-Ball - $100 buy back One Pocket - Race to 3 - DE 8-Ball Open - Race to 4/3 8-Ball Casino Tour Worldppa U S Bar Table Qualifier 8-Ball Open Ladies 8-Ball 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles 9-Ball Jay Swanson Mem. Straight Pool Scotch Doubles Co-ed Mini Tournament - Open Worldppa Reno Qualifier 8-Ball Mixed Scotch Doubles 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 10-Ball Bar Table Open/Wmn 9-Ball Bar Table Open/Wmn 8-Ball Bar Table Open/Wmn 8-Ball Open Team (4 players) Mini Tournament - Open 9-Ball Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball Open - Race to 7 Straight Pool Scotch Doubles Co-ed 9-Ball So. Willamette Valley players 8-Ball Regionals 8-Ball Master Division 8-Ball Classic Division 8-Ball Sportsman Division BCAPL Nationals U S Open One Pocket U S Open 10-Ball

ENTRY ADDED $5/person Call $25+$15 g.f. Call Call Call $15 $20 $$$ $30 $1,000 based on field $10 $200 $50 (incl. g.f.) $1,000 w/64 $25 (incl. g.f.) $200 w/32 $100+$10 reg. $10,000 Guar $125+$10 reg. $15,000 Guar $150+$10 reg. $10,000 Guar $40 $400 Guar $25 Call Varies $5,000 Call $500 $25 $500 $30+quarters $1,000 w/24 Call Call $60+$20 g.f. $2,000 w/64 teams $80 $3,000 Guar $15 $5/person Call $15 $100 $25 $800+ w/128 $50/couple Call $10 $200 Call $6,000/$1,000 Call $6,000/$1,000 Call $6,000/$1,000 $150/team $500 + $20 $200 $50 $3,000 $45+$20 g.f. $2,500 w/128 $15 $5/person Call $10 $200 Varies $30,000 $160 $6,000 $100 $1,500 $60 $200 Varies $800,000 payout Call $10,000 Guar Call $25,000 Guar

TIME LINK 2:00PM MAP 11:00AM MAP Call MAP 11:00AM MAP 6:00PM MAP 11:00AM 10:00AM MAP 10:00AM MAP 10:00AM Noon Noon MAP Noon 1:00PM MAP 11:00AM MAP Online MAP Call MAP 10:30AM MAP 7:00PM MAP Call MAP 9:00AM MAP Call MAP 11:00AM MAP 2:00PM MAP 7:00PM 10:00AM MAP Noon MAP 10:00AM MAP Call Call MAP Call 10:00AM MAP 7:00PM 10:30AM MAP 8:00AM MAP 11:00AM MAP 2:00PM MAP 10:00AM MAP Online MAP 8:00AM 8:00PM MAP 6:00PM Call Call MAP Call

Last month, first time in our neighborhood in 20 years, there was a burglary -and it was my home -- I lost precious heirloom vintage cues that have been in my family forever, one 70 years now ... I am just heartsick. The pictured cue is a 1971 Adam/Helmstetter “St. Moritz” with a leather wrap. The other cue I lost was a Tex Zimmerman (San Francisco) hand-crafted cue from the late 40s, birds’ eye maple with ivory butt, stamped ZIMMERMAN and also stamped with my uncle’s name, VICTOR BRODSKY -- my uncle was a national collegiate billiards champion in 1949 (I have newspaper clippings!) and this was the cue I believe he was using at the time. I’ve been watching Craigslist and Ebay and azbilliardsforum, have informed all local league members, billiard parlors, local pros, have contacted pawn shops ... SUBSTANTIAL REWARD FOR RETURN AND NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Hoping for a miracle. Laura Tow - mslaura@earthlink.net - cell/text 925-980-3842

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