2009 USBA Tour – Dave Van Lokeren Emerges Victorious!

2009 USBA Tour – Dave Van Lokeren Emerges Victorious!

In all, there were 21 players competing for a first place prize of $ 2,000.00 with a total prize fund of $ 7,000.00. The players were divided into 3 flights with 7 players each. The top 2 finishers of each flight along with the two best 3rd place finishers would play an 8-player round robin in the finals. The prelims were to 20 points and the finals were to 25 points. Final placement was determined by wins/losses, total points scored, head-to-head and points-against. Averages were kept throughout the tournament by the players but it was not a determining factor in the placement.

EWA MATAYA LAURANCE BECOMES APA LEAGUE OPERATOR

WPBA Star Takes Over APA League in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (July 16, 2009) — As a major sponsor of the WPBA Classic Tour, Ewa “The Striking Viking” Laurance has associated for years with the American Poolplayers Association (APA). Ewa has traveled to various APA Leagues around the country conducting exhibitions, and Mitch, her husband and ESPN billiard commentator, is well versed on promoting APA during the ESPN event airings. Now both, along with daughter Nikki Graham, will own and operate the Coastal Carolina APA League.

Force Follow Shot

This is a nice force follow shot that requires a smooth follow stroke straight through the ball. Could be a 3 or 4 rail shot....

UPA Expands in Arizona

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UPA Expands in Arizona
‘League of Champions’
PHOENIX, AZ (July 9, 2009) – The United States Professional Poolplayers Association’s (UPA) has recently launched its latest venture, a nationwide amateur league known as the League of Champions. The initial testing phase was performed in the state of Arizona, home of the UPA, and the results have provided a great starting point for the areas league operators.

MARYLAND OPEN 14.1 STRAIGHT POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

MARYLAND OPEN 14.1 STRAIGHT POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
BIG DADDY’S BILLIARDS, Glen Burnie, Maryland
June 27-28, 2009

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Proud winner Danny Harriman

Players and fans began arriving into the Baltimore area as early as noon on Friday, June 26 for the Fifth Annual Maryland Open 14.1 Straight Pool Championships. This event has become one of the most prestigious straight pool tournaments of the year in the U.S. and for the second year in a row has been held at a new family billiard venue, BIG DADDY’S BILLIARDS, 7954 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, Maryland. Under the ownership of Richard & Cynthia Molineiro, “ Big Daddy’s” has become a premier east coast mecca for the beautiful and imaginative game of 14.1. Previously the Maryland Straight Pool title has been won by:

El Sayed Claims 2009 USSA National Snooker Championship

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El Sayed Claims 2009 USSA National Snooker Championship
The United States Snooker Association (USSA) conducted the 2009 United States Snooker Championship in Brooklyn, NY, at the Prince Snooker Club, May 21-24. Twenty-four of the country’s best snooker stars crossed cues over the 6’ x 12’ behemoths under the direction of USSA Executive Director Alan Morris.

Cream Rises to the Top at the ACS Nationals in Las Vegas!

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The American CueSports Alliance (ACS) celebrated its fifth annual National Championships at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas with its most positive event to date. The vast smorgasbord of divisions and events in which competitors of all skill levels could compete was mind-boggling…with the Valley Cougar tables provided by High Country Promotions packed with play on most days of the May 31-June 6 spectacle! New names sprinkled the lesser-skilled “Standard” lists of winners, while many of the traditional champions in the higher-skilled levels added to their legends.