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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I love pool! Especially cues...I have over 35 cues personally and seem to find a new reason to get one all the time. I started to support my cue buying habit and I love it!