Friday, September 9, 2011

Turning Stone Classic XVII Finishes Day 1

Notable names on the one-loss side: Shane Ban Boening (lost 6-9 to Bucky Souvanthong), Mike Davis (lost 3-9 to Joshua Newman), Shaun Wilkie (lost 4-9 to Jose Parica), Jennifer Baretta & Liz Ford (lost 6-9 to Chris Szuter).

Notable wins: Johnny Archer 9-2 over Jason Reese, Jeremy Sossei 9-2 over Bob Baker, Shawn Putnam 9-5 over Mike Badsteubner, Oscar Dominguez 9-2 over Cleiton Rocha, Angel Paglia 9-4 over Joey Dupuis, Charlie Williams, Rodney Morris, Dennis Hatch, Larry Nevel, Mike Zuglan, Steve Lillis, Alex Pagulayan.

For complete event coverage with streaming video and real-time scoring, visit AZBilliards.

World Cup Of Pool Team Germany Is On A Hot Streak

The two players making up the World Cup of Pool Team Germany (Ralf Souquet and Thorsten Hohmann) are on a hot streak.

Ralf Souquet recently defeated the Philippines' Dennis Orcollo 8-5 to claim his sixth Masters Crown title in 9-ball.

Germany's other team member, Thorsten Hohmann, once again claimed the top 14.1 title, beating out the USA's Mike Davis to win his second champion title in this event.

Together, Team Germany has made it to the World Cup of Pool quarter finals, where they will face off against Philippines Team B (Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante) in a replay of the tournament's epic 2009 final.

More on the World Cup of Pool

Friday, July 29, 2011

Johnny Archer Comes Out On Top At Maryland Open 14.1

From July 21-14, 35 of the top straight pool players in the country battled to win the Seventh Annual Maryland Open 14.1 Straight Pool Championships in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tournament Winners

1st Johnny Archer, $4,000
2nd John Schmidt, $3,000
3rd Dave Daya, $1,800
3rd Zion Zvi, $1,800
5th Ed Deska, $800
5th Shaun Wilkie, $800
5th Mike Davis, $800
5th Brandon Shuff, $800
9th Ed Deska, $400
9th Danny Barouty, $400
9th Bob Hunter, $400
9th Alan Duty, $400
9th Michael Yednak, $400
9th Earl Herring, $400
9th Jose Parica, $400
9th Bob Chamberlain, $400
High Run (Saturday) John Schmidt, 100 2x, $130
High Run (Sunday) John Schmidt, 82, $120

For more on the Championships, including full scoring brackets and event highlights, check out Professor Q Ball.

Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 World Pool Masters Field Announced

The 2011 World Pool Masters will be held from Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5th in Metro Manila, Philippines. The 16-player field will feature past and present US Open winners and popular past Masters Champions vying for the top $20,000 prize.

Players Field

Yukio Akagariyama – Japan
Darren Appleton – England
Francisco Bustamante – Philippines
Chang Jun-ling – Taiwan
Lee Van Corteza – Philippines
Tony Drago – Malta
Jianbo Fu - China
Raj Hundal - India
Mika Immonen – Finland
Jason Klatt – Canada
Chris Melling – England
Dennis Orcollo – Philippines
Efren Reyes - Philippines
Huidji See - Holland
Ralf Souquet – Germany
Shane Van Boening – USA

Taiwan's Rising Star Star Pin-Yi Ko Dominates Guinness World Series of Pool Championship

Rising Taiwanese star Pin-Yi Ko took out 2007 US Open 9-Ball Champion Shane Van Boening 10-4 in the finals to win the top Guinness World Series of Pool title.

In the semi-finals, Ko beat out tournament top seed and World Number 1 Dennis Orcollo 8-6. Van Boening beat out Irsal Nasution from Indonesia 8-4 to enter the finals.

For more on this tournament, check out

Friday, July 15, 2011

New iPhone App: Get One-on-One Coaching Tips From Allison Fisher, Other Sports Legends

Get in the Game® (available for the iPhone and iPad only) features unlockable one-on-one coaching tips from over 30 sports legends, including The Duchess of Doom herself Allison Fisher.

The Get in the Game® app and preview lessons are available for free exclusively on iTunes. Over 30 sports legends have free previews and paid downloadable coaching content.

Coach List

Alex Rodriguez – Hitting Coach
Alext Lalas – Defensive Soccer Coach
Allison Fisher Billiards Coach
Andy Roddick – Tennis Coach
Barry Sanders – Running Back Coach
Bill Parcells – Football Coach
Casey Powell – Lacrosse Coach
Dennis Rodman – Defensive Basketball Coach
Doyle Brunson – Poker Coach
Eric Wynalda – Offensive Soccer Coach
Heather Mitts – Soccer Conditioning Coach
Hines Ward – Wide Receiver Skills
Hulk Hogan – Inside Wrestling
Isaiah Thomas – Basketball Coach
Jennie Finch – Softball Coach
Jerry Rice – Wide Receiver Coach
Jimmy Rollins – Infield Coach
Joe Montana – Quarterback Coach
Joe Torre – Baseball Coach
Julie Foudy – Soccer Drills
Kristi Yamaguchi – Figure Skating Coach
Martin Brodeur – Hockey Goaltender Coach
Mike Vick – Speed and Agility Conditioning
Natasha Watley – Softball Coach
Phil Helmuth – Poker Coach
Randy White – Defensive Line Coach
Ricky Williams – Yoga Instructor
Rocco Mediate – Golf Coach (short game)
Ronnie Lott – Defensive Back Coach
Roy Jones, Jr. – Boxing Coach
Shannon Miller – Gymnastics Coach
Tony Gwynn – Hitting Fundamentals
Tony Meola – Soccer Goalkeeping Coach
Trevor Hoffman – Pitching Coach

Check it out at

Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Philippines vs. Philippines and Great Britain vs. Japan in the World 9-Ball Championship Semi Finals

Semi Finals - Race to 11, Alternate Break
Friday, July 1 @ 3:00 p.m. (GMT+ 3 hours)

Dennis Orcullo (PHL) vs. Ronnie Alcano (PHL)
Mark Gray (GBR) vs. Yukio Akakariyama (JPN)

Finals - Race to 13, Alternate Break
Friday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. (GMT+ 3 hours)

Quarterfinals - Race to 11, Alternate Break

Dennis Orcullo (PHL) 11 vs. Daryl Peach (GBR) 2
Ronnie Alcano (PHL) 11 vs. Tory Kuribayashi (JPN) 10
Yukio Akakariyama (JPN) 11 vs. Vicenc io Tanio (PHL) 10
Mark Gray (GBR) 11 vs. Shane Van Boening (USA) 9

To read more about the quarter finals, visit AZBilliards

For more information on the World 9-Ball Championships, as well as full scoring visit the WPA homepage at:


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