Friday, February 18, 2011

Winners Circle: Pool Tournament Winners for the Week of February 7-13

February 12-13

Great Southern Billiard Tour
Classic Billiards
Conyers, GA

Great Southern Billiard Tour Results
1st Danny Smith, $1,000
2nd Randy Jordan, $600
3rd Jared McGee, $400
4th Jeff Hooks, $200
5th Bob Lea, $100
5th Joseph Cole, $100
7th Horace Godwin, $80
7th BR Tatum, $80
9th Steve Holman, $45
9th John Maikke, $45
9th Clay Fisher, $45
9th Angelo Innes, $45
13th Darren Blitch, $20
13th Eric Bryant, $20
13th Jesse Middlebrook, $20
13th Mitchell Perry, $20

February 12-13

Jay Swanson Memorial
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA

Jay Swanson Memorial Results
1st Alex Pagulayan, $3,000
2nd Mitch Ellerman, $1,500
3rd Max Eberle, $1,000
4th Tommy Tokoph, $750
5th Amar Kang, $535
5th Oscar Dominguez, $535
7th Josh Ulrich, $400
7th Santos Sambajon, $400
9th Fach Garcia, $300
9th Deo Alpojara, $300
9th Christopher Fangre, $300
9th Brian Parks, $300
13th Lorry DeLeon, $200
13th Yuutaro Yamaguchi, $200
13th Ernesto Dominguez, $200
13th Johnny Kang, $200
17th Jose Parica, $175
17th Manuel Herrera, $175
17th Brandon Shuff, $175
17th Larry Bohn, $175
17th Walter Glass, $175
17th Nick Spano, $175
17th Ismael Paez, $175
17th Louis Ulrich, $175
25th Ron Marshall, $150
25th Chris Wedekind, $150
25th Bruce Choyce, $150
25th Bob Lees, $150
25th Dave Hemmah, $150
25th Chris Tate, $150
25th Tyler Van Wulvan, $150
25th Corey Harper, $150
33rd Don McClelland, $100
33rd Branch Talley, $100
33rd Marshall Anonby, $100
33rd Abel Lim, $100
33rd Gus Luna, $100
33rd Doug Wu, $100
33rd Eleanor Callado, $100
33rd Wayne Pullen, $100
33rd Sean Lane, $100
33rd Ray Lorenzo, $100
33rd Greg Harada, $100
33rd Ernie Rivas, $100
33rd Scott Slayton, $100
33rd Ross Fregosa, $100
33rd Asgar Shroff, $100
33rd Joseph Courvrette, $100
49th Vince Vidaurre, $75
49th Dan Boone, $75
49th Ronnie Tompkins, $75
49th Gerardo Jamito, $75
49th Stan Oda, $75
49th Andrew Karhur, $75
49th Joey Chin, $75
49th Rigo Pena, $75
49th Damian Alishan, $75
49th Aaron Aragon, $75
49th Stephen Eakins, $75
49th Isaac Wooten, $75
49th David Blevins, $75
49th Frank Almanza, $75
49th Will Hathcock, $75
49th Stan Oda, $75

February 12-13

Lone Star 9-Ball Tour
Crazy 8's Family Pool Room
Port Arthur, TX

Lone Star 9-Ball Tour Open Results
1st Sylver Ochoa, $650
2nd Brent Thomas, $450
3rd David Gutierrez, $300
4th Steve Lenz, $200
5th Danny Lee, $120
5th Zach Marguardt, $120
7th Ernesto Bayaua, $60
7th Brian Rosenbaum, $60

Lone Star 9-Ball Tour Ladies Results
1st Ming Ng, $235
2nd Belinda Lee, $175
3rd Loretta Lindgren, $115
4th Kim Pierce, $65

February 12-13

Planet Pool Tour
Champion Billiards Sports Cafe
Frederick, MD

Planet Pool Tour Results
1st Mike Davis, $1,000
2nd Brett Stottlemyer, $825
3rd Kevin Bailey, $575
4th Bucky Souvanthong, $450
5th Scott Tollefson, $200
5th Ryan McCreesh, $200
7th Dominic Noe, $150
7th Russ Obaker, $150
9th Andy Lincoln, $100
9th Michael Wong, $100
9th Alan Duty, $100
9th Sean Morgan, $100
13th Dan Madden, $70
13th Josh Brothers, $70
13th John Newton, $70
13th Edward Nowakowski, $70

Planet Pool Women's Tour Results
1st Megan Smith, $600
2nd Linda Shea, $350
3rd Nicole Vincent, $200
4th Shanna Lewis, $150
5th Julie Skripac, $105
5th Cheryl Squire, $105

February 12-13

Southeast Open Tour
Dothan, AL

Southeast Open Tour Results
1st Scotty Townsend, $700
2nd Stoney Stone, $500
3rd Shawn Putnam, $400
4th Mark Shimelman, $300
5th Darin Brewer, $140
5th Howie Gordon, $140
7th JR Rossman, $50
7th Denny Singletary, $50

February 13

Lucasi Hybrid New England 9-Ball Tour
Schemengee's Billiards
Lewiston, ME

Lucasi Hybrid NE 9-Ball Tour Results
1st Jeff Furness, $275
2nd Brandon Cole, $150
3rd Mark Small, $100
4th Corey Tapaly, $60
5th Mike Barbagello, $40
5th Ryan Parker, $40

February 13

Tri-State Tour
BQE Billiards
Jackson Heights, NY

Tri-State Tour Results
1st Dan Cintron, $645
2nd Michael Harrington, $420
3rd Justin Muller, $260
4th Richard Ng, $160
5th Zee Shan Saldar, $100
5th Randy Mackin, $100
7th Raymond Romanski, $80
7th Mike Etti, $80

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CSI Expands U.S. Open One-Pocket Championship Field Size & Dates

By press release:

12th (2011) U.S. Open One Pocket Championship Field Size and Dates Expanded

Due to extensive player interest, CueSports International (CSI) announces they are expanding the field size and dates for the 12th (2011) U.S. Open One Pocket Championship being held this May at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The expanded field size will now be a maximum of 64 players (up from the initially announced 48). The tournament is also now a 4 day event instead of a 3 day event, starting on Thursday, May 12th (instead of the initially announced Friday, May 13th).

The event is still scheduled to conclude Sunday evening, May 15th.

Due to the start date being moved ahead to the 12th, the Mandatory Player’s Meeting is now scheduled for 8 pm, Wednesday, May 11th.

The U.S. Open One Pocket Championship is being held the four days preceding the 3rd (2011) U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship and in conjunction with the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships.

For more information about the U.S. Open One Pocket Championship and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship visit For more information about the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships visit

Long time event host, the Riviera Hotel & Casino has lowered their room rates for the BCAPL 2011 nationals with a three tier pricing structure ($60 - $80 per night). To receive these great new rates (with no resort fee), you must book through the BCAPL online Riviera booking link or call the Riviera toll-free number (800) 634-6753 Group Code BCAPCPP. Go to: BOOK MY ROOM AT THE RIV

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the U.S. Open One Pocket Championship and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit, and for more information about CSI and its divisions.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ultimate 10-Ball Championship Accepting Reservations

The Ultimate 10-Ball Championships are now accepting registrations. The $50,000-added event scheduled for April 21-24 in Frisco, Texas, is slated to feature the best male and female players in the world.

The women's division will be limited to 64 players with a $15,000-added purse; the men's division will be limited to 128 players with a $35,000-added purse. Women will race to 7, men to 8. The Ultimate 10-Ball Championships are ranked by the Billiard Congress of America and the Women's Professional Billiard Association and is a World Pool-Billiard Association sanctioned event.

Further information is available in the press release reprinted below.

Ultimate 10-Ball Championships Accepting Registrations

FRISCO, TX (February 7, 2011): Ultimate 10-Ball Championships are pleased to announce that the Ultimate 10-Ball Championships are accepting registrations. The event, scheduled for April 21-24 in Frisco, TX, will feature the best players in the world, both male and female, to compete for $50,000 guaranteed added prize monies.

This is the second event of its kind Badi Nazhat has produced—last year’s Ultimate 10-Ball Championships were held in Aruba. There will be two divisions: a women’s event limited to 64 players with a $15,000-added prize purse, and a men’s event limited to 128 players with a $35,000-added prize purse. Women will race to 7, while men will race to 8. Both divisions will feature extended semifinal and final matches. With full fields expected, the prize money will top $110,000 for the event.

The Ultimate 10-Ball Championships are being hosted by the Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas-Frisco in Frisco, TX. Matches will be played on Diamond Pro-Am 9-foot tables covered in Simonis cloth and using Super Aramith Pro Ball sets and red circle cue balls. For reservations please call 972-712-7200.

“I really enjoyed the first Ultimate Ten-Ball Championships, and I'm looking forward to years of success for the event and the players. We really want to help promote the sport and the superstars playing it, and we feel the Ultimate Ten-Ball Championships is the perfect vehicle,” said Badi Nazhat, Ultimate 10-Ball Championships promoter.

Entries are currently being processed via e-mail at Please contact them today to ensure your spot in this ground-breaking event.

About the Ultimate 10-Ball Championships
The inaugural Ultimate 10-Ball Championships took place in Aruba in 2010 and featured some of the most talented players in the sport of billiards. The Ultimate 10-Ball Championships is an open tournament that will continue to feature the finest men and women pool players in the world. The 2011 is an event ranked by both the Billiard Congress of America and the Women’s Professional Billiard Association ranked event and is a World Pool-Billiard Association sanctioned event. The official web site,, will provide stats, two free live streams, and live scoring.

By Press Release from AZBilliards

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ralf Souquet Claims Dynamic France Open Champion Title

With a 9-8 victory over Mosconi Cup team member Nick van den Berg, Germany's Ralf Souquet claimed the title of Dynamic France Open Champion 2011.

France Open Sweet 16

France Open Top 16 Results
1st Ralf Souquet, Germany
2nd Nick van den Berg, Netherlands
3rd Niels Feijen, Netherlands
3rd Kristoffer Mindreboe, Norway
5th Scott Higgens, England
5th Manuel Gama, Portugal
5th Mattey Ullah, Norway
5th Konstantin Stepanov, Russia
9th Karl Boyes, England
9th Stephan Cohen, France
9th David Alcaide, Spain
9th Carlo Dalmatin, Croatia
9th Radoslaw Babica, Poland
9th Artem Koshovyi, Ukraine
9th Jayson Shaw, Scotland
9th Serge Das, Belgium

Full Results

Friday, February 11, 2011

Winners Circle: Pool Tournament Winners for the Week of January 31 - February 6

January 31

Sandcastle Billiards Weekly Gauntlet Event
Sandcastle Billiards
Edison, NJ

Gauntlet Results
1st Josh Brothers, $400
2nd Ryan Wong, $250
3rd Mike Delvecchio, $100

February 4-6

Casper Classic One-Pocket Championship
Casper Billiards
Dickinson, TX

Casper Classic One-Pocket Championship Results
1st Scott Frost, $2,700
2nd Cliff Joyner, $1,710
3rd Gabe Owen, $1,100
4th Rafael Martinez, $200

February 5

Tri-State Tour
Castle Billiards
East Rutherford, NJ

Tri-State Tour Results
1st Ed Culhane, $600
2nd Christian Smith, $400
3rd Bogie Uzdejczyk, $250
4th Jake Schwartz, $150
5th Brian Capp, $100
5th Steve Wade, $100
7th Guy Iannuzzi, $75
7th Joe Fego, $75
9th Paul Raval, $65
9th Luis Garchitorena, $65
9th Nick Verducci, $65
9th Brian Hunter, $65

February 5-6

Poison Tour
Capones Billiards Lounge
Spring Hill, FL

Poison Tour Amateur Results
1st Tim Parisian, $600
2nd Joe Scarborough, $400
3rd Coot Highsmith, $300
4th Mike Destefano, $200
5th Bill Delisle, $140
5th Jason Bowen, $140
7th Jason Attkison, $100
7th Louis Smith, $100
9th Neil Ialone, $70
9th Chris Gentile, $70
9th Steve Goulding, $70
9th Jerry Troisi, $70
13th Everette Elliveau, $50
13th Rick Gatta, $50
13th Derek Greenwood, $50
13th Dale Campbell, $50

Poison Tour Open Results
1st Rodney Morris, $600
2nd Mike Destefano, $400
3rd Corey Deuel, $300
4th Steve Goulding, $200
5th Louie Smith, $100
5th Han Berber, $100

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Immonen, Robles & Morris To Hold Pool School In NYC March 19-20

If you're planning to be in New York City March 19-20, Great Billiards is hosting the Great Billiards Pool School taught by Mika "The Iceman" Immonen, Rodney "The Rocket" Morris and Tony "The Silent Assassin" Robles. Classes last from 11:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. daily with a one hour lunch break. Tuition is $995 per student with a total admission of 15 students.

Read more below.

Immonen, Robles and Morris holding Great Billiards Pool School in NYC

Great Billiards is pleased to announce for the first time ever, Great Billiards Pool School taught by top professionals on March 19 & 20. Three top Pool Professionals are coming together to teach a 2 day pool school. The top professionals are "The Iceman" Mika Immonen, "The Rocket" Rodney Morris and "The Silent Assassin" Tony Robles.

Here, fans and players with have an opportunity to play and learn the secrets that these top pros know. The two day class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. You will learn all aspects of pool, including stance, aiming, grip and much more. Learn how a top professional thinks, views patterns, plays safety, kicks, banks, aims and what drills they use to keep their games sharp. Classes will be from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM with a one hour lunch break with the professionals where you will be able to hear some of their great war stories as well as pick their brains. Student will be given a class book with drills and work sheets designed to improve their game.

Great Billiards Pool School will also be coming to a city near you. If you can't make the NYC school March 19 & 20 just go to and click on pool school and go to register, when we have a date for the Great Billiards Pool School near your city we will notify you by email or phone.

Tuition will be $995 per person and there will be a total of 15 students or 5 students to each professional. Groups will be split by skill level. Each day your group will rotate to learn from a different professional every two hours will be repeated the following day. Great Billiards Pool School will be held at the legendary Amsterdam Billiards Club in New York City. Future classes will be held in different cities around the country.

The first 15 students to sign up will be enrolled. All others will be put on a wait list or will be notified when and where the next school will be held. Class will be held March 19 & 20.

To learn more go to and click on pool school.

By Press Release from AZBilliards

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Know A High School Senior That Rocks On And Off The Table? BEF Accepting 2011 Applications

Billiard Education Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2011 scholarship awards. The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education.

The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is divided into two categories: Excellence in Education scholarship (a single $2,000 award) and Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (three individual scholarships at $1,000 each). Each applicant will be considered in both categories; only one completed application is required and must be postmarked no later than April 18, 2011. Applications can be downloaded by going to the BEF website at

Students must adhere to the following scholarship criteria: 1) hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); 2) must have an ACT score of at least 23 or SAT combined score (critical reading + math) of 1050 or higher; 3) submit a 500-1000 word essay on how billiards has been an integral part of their life; 4) must be accepted to an accredited undergraduate academic program by June 1; 5) must attend an accredited undergraduate institution and carry at least 12 hours per semester.

The final application must also include a letter from the applicant outlining academic achievements, leadership and/or community service work, a description of the applicant's background and career objectives plus personal and professional (academic) goals. Applicants must also submit an official High School Transcript and SAT/ACT scores.

About Billiard Education Foundation

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization committed to furthering the standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the education and cultural advancement of tomorrow’s leaders. The BEF funds academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships, sponsors billiard athletes to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships and promotes “Pool In School” programs. For more information about the BEF please visit To become a sponsor, make a donation or inquiry, please contact Laura Smith at or phone 303.926.1039.

By Press Release from AZBilliards

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

APA Receives Guinness World Record, Other Accolades

From the APA

Two thousand ten was yet another banner year for the American Poolplayers Association (APA). In October, APA Founders Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart were inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

Then late last year, the 2010 APA National Team Championship, held in August in Las Vegas, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the “world’s largest pool tournament.” Shortly thereafter, APA set yet another membership milestone with a record 270,366 members in 2010.

The good news hasn’t stopped for the APA with the turn of the calendar. They were recently recognized in USA Today as one of the “Top 50 Franchises for Veterans.” They’ve also been recognized once again by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 “Sports Business Franchise,” and #100 as “America’s Top Global Franchise.”

“These accolades are a tribute to the hard work of our League Operators and our National Office Staff, in addition to our very loyal members. The entire APA network should take great pride in these accomplishments, and we look forward to even more success in 2011,” said APA President ReneĆ© Lyle.

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 2011 Regional Pool Magazines On The Web

The February 2011 issues of three of the country's top regional pool magazines are now available online.

The Pool Players' Voice in the Eastern and Southern U.S.

Derby City Classic results
OTBnTV live streaming schedule
Sandcastle Billiards results
Tri-State Tour results
NE 9-Ball Tour results
Columns by Bob Jewett & Samm Diep
Product Reviews of the Slug Doctor and Simonis X-1
Tiger Classic Tour results
Music City 9-Ball Open results
Pool On TV
Tournament Trail

The Pool Players Magazine in the Midwest

Derby City Classic results
OTBnTV live streaming schedule
Fargo Billiards results
Lone Star Tour results
2011 Aberdeen Open
Columns by Bob Jewett & Samm Diep
Product Reviews of the Slug Doctor and Simonis X-1
2011 East River Tournament results
Pool On TV
Tournament Trail

The Pool Players Best Source of Information in the Western U.S.

Derby City Classic results
OTBnTV live streaming schedule
Chet Itow Memorial results
Ten Years & Counting
Diablo Valley results
Columns by Bob Jewett, Melissa Little & Samm Diep
Product Reviews of the Slug Doctor and Simonis X-1
10-Ball results from Black Diamond Billiards
Lucky - Part 6
APA Junior Tournament
Pierce County APA Fall Session
Pool On TV
Tournament Trail

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winners Circle: Pool Tournament Winners for the Week of January 24-30

January 24

Weekly Gauntlet Event
Sandcastle Billiards
Edison, New Jersey

Gauntlet Week 2 Results
1st Oscar Bonilla, $520
2nd Mike Miller, $310
3rd Soner Bulut, $120

January 29-30

Joss NE 9-Ball Tour
Diamond Eight Billiards
Latham, NY

Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Open Results
1st Danny Hewitt, $1,200
2nd Bucky Souvanthong, $850
3rd Jarrod Clowery, $600
4th Greg Antonakos, $450
5th Bruce Carroll, $350
5th Mike Zuglan, $350
7th Jeff Smolen, $200
7th Bruce Nagle, $200
9th Dave Varano, $100
9th Dave Fernandez, $100
9th Paul Rozonewski, $100
9th Spencer Auigbelle, $100

Joss NE 9-Ball Tour Second Chance Results
1st Phil Davis, $330
2nd Redgie Cutler, $200
3rd Brent Boemmels, $150
4th Cleiton Rocha, $100
5th Steven Way, $50
5th Mark Stewart, $50

January 30

Jacoby Custom Cue Tour
On The Snap Billiards
Fuquay-Varina, NC

Jacoby Custom Cue Tour Results
1st BJ Ussery, $1,000
2nd Mike Davis, $400

January 30

Rack Em Up Tour
Fan Club
East Wareham, MA

Rack Em Up Tour Results
1st Roarke Dickson, $550
2nd Kevin Sun, $400
3rd Mark Young, $300
4th Marc Dionne, $200
5th Joe Dupuis, $125
5th Kevin Piccinin, $125
7th Cliff Maderos, $75
7th Josh Gormly, $75
9th Bill Roberg, $40
9th Amanda Parahillia, $40
9th Jason DAngelo, $40
9th Andy Maynard, $40

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Qualifiers

From May 16-21, 2011, the third U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. The $25,000 added event will be held alongside the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships and will be streamed live by The Action Report.

The CueSports International coed 10-Ball event will have a field limit of 96 players. Points earned by players will go toward their Billiard Congress of America pro point ranking. The event is also officially recognized by the Women's Pro Billiard Association.

As both a BCA and WPBA recognized event, the 20 top-ranked U.S. male and female players were e-mailed invitations to play in early January. Any declined or un-registered spots will become open after March 1. To help fill the open spots, nine qualifiers have been scheduled. Each qualifier winner will receive one paid entry to the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship (a $550 value). If the winner is unable to attend, the entry will be offered to the next person in line from that particular event.

In addition to the eight qualifiers below, one spot has been allotted to the Predator 9-Ball Tour. This entry prize will go to the tour pro/open point leader after the first five stops.

The qualifiers listed below are open to all players.

2011 U.S. Open 10-Ball Qualifiers

March 19-20

Bigtyme Billiards
100 Cypresswood
Spring, Texas

$1,000 added, 32 player field
Entry: $60 ($10 green fee included)
Room Opens: 11:00 a.m.
Play Starts: 1:00 p.m.

March 25-27

3rd Bill Ganne Memorial
Sharks Club

125 Spruce Grove
Alberta, Canada

Round trip airfare to Las Vegas and accomodation at the Riviera added
Entry: $125 ($25 green fee included)
Room Opens: 9:00 a.m.
Play Starts: 10:00 a.m.

March 26-27

11236 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL

$500 with 32 player field or $1,000 with full field of 64 added
Entry: $65 ($15 green fee included)
Room Opens: 11:00 a.m.
Play Begins: Noon

April 2

Red Shoes Billiards
12009 S. Pulaski Rd.
Alsip, IL

$250 added with max. 16 player field
Entry: $75 (green fee included)
Room Opens: 10:00 a.m.
Play Begins: Noon

April 9-10

Pool Sharks
3650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV

$500 / $1,000 with 48 player field added
Entry: $60 ($10 green fee included)
Room Opens: 10:00 a.m.
Play Begins: 11:00 a.m.

April 9-10

1634 18th St.
Denver, CO

Added: TBD
Entry: TBD
Room Opens: TBD
Play Begins: TBD

April 16-17

476 West Los Angeles Ave.
Moorpark, CA

$500 added with 32 players
Entry: $60 ($10 green fee included)
Room Opens: 11:00 a.m.
Play Begins: Noon

April 30-May 1

Golden Fleece
7804 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA

$500 guaranteed, $1,000 with full 64 player field added
Entry: $50 (green fee included)
Room Opens: 9:00 a.m., breakfast included
Play Begins: 11:00 a.m.

To book special rates at the Riviera (starting at $60/night), book through the BCAPL online Riviera booking link or call 1-800-634-6753 Group Code BCAPCPP.

For more information, visit


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