DR. THOM ZIMMERMAN The Glaucoma Foundation was deeply saddened by the death on August 4 of Thom J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville. A member of our Scientific Advisory Board, he was uniquely suited for his successful work in pharmacological research in glaucoma and was dedicated to furthering the field. His contributions will be greatly missed.
Thweib, Gurel, & Torres Win 8-Ball Titles at Ozone Billiards US Amateur OpenOrlando , Florida- Zaid Thweib (TX), Neslihan Gurel (NY), and Carlos Torres (FL) all captured the 8-Ball division titles at the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open. The 4th Annual Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open 8-Ball was presented by Mezz Cues and drew over 60 players for the first three days of the five day tournament. All the action will took place at the Mezz Classic Aug 6-9,2009 at Corner Pocket Billiards in Orlando,FL. The Dragon Promotions production in addition featured two pro events with the Mezz Classic Straight Pool Invitational and The Mezz Classic 10-Ball Invitational was also presented by Ozone Billiards. Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Master Chalk, Laser Rack, Gambler Clothing, On the Snap Cue Repair, and House of Billiards were all top sponsors.
Archer raised a few eyebrows with his stellar 14.1 victories at the Mezz Classic
Orlando, Florida- Johnny “Scorpion” Archer showed the world that he is not only a master of 9-Ball and 10-Ball, but he can beat the best of them at 14.1. Archer cruised relatively easily to the finish line unscathed and demolished Mika Immonen in the finals to capture the Mezz Classic 14.1 title. The Mezz Classic features both 10-Ball and 14.1 titles. Pros and amateurs from around the country and the world will come to Orlando August 5-9,2009 for all the events taking place at Corner Pocket Billiards including the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open.
Hohmann & Archer Hammering at Mezz Classic 14.1
Hohmann, the heavy favorite
Orlando, Florida- Thorsten “Hitman” Hohmann and Johnny “Scorpion” Archer both put up dominating straight pool performances on the first day of the Mezz Classic. Hohmann stayed undefeated as the #1 seed and defending champion as did Archer, #3 seed in the event. The Mezz Classic features both 10-Ball and 14.1 titles.
The 17th Annual Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National Artistic Pool competition took place July 24-25 concurrently with the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, held at Illinois State University. This special event gave the 92 players from all four divisions of the main event an opportunity to take the artistic challenge.
TRICK SHOT MAGIC-ESPN ZONE
The premier special events in professional billiards will be hosted by ESPN Zone in Las Vegas on September 16 – 17. The Semifinal matches and the Championship match of both events will be telecast by ESPN beginning in November.
Presents a special 3-Cushion USBA National Qualifier Dedicated to Promoting the Sport of 3-Cushion Billiards.We are proud to announce that at the 1st World Classic in Galveston, TX there will be two 3-Cushion Gabriel Imperator billiard tables for our USBA National Qualifier amongst the 180 Diamond pool tables.
PHOENIX, AZ (August 4, 2009) – The United States Professional Poolplayers Association’s (UPA) has brought about more support for its recently launched League of Champions, this time around in the form of a local favorite, the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as established names in the billiard industry, Poison Cues and Instroke Cases.
Delta-13 to be Official Rack of Shooting Star Classic
PoolDawg Awards First Early Bird Prize
Minneapolis, August 4, 2009: The Shooting Star Classic 8-Ball Tournament is proud to
announce Delta-13 as the official rack for the event. The tournament will be held Labor
Day weekend, September 4-7, 2009 at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen,
To Respective WPA Confederations and Room Owners:
We would like to request any and all federations structured under the umbrella of the World Pool – Billiards Association (WPA) and interested room Owners to submit their interest in hosting/promoting the 2009 WPA World “Artistic Pool” Championship. This event will take place at an agreeable date to Promoters/Room Owners/Federations that are interested. The sooner all details and dating can be arranged…the better of course for all concerned.
Orlando, Florida- Brunswick Billiards will be the official table used during the Mezz Classic 14.1 & 10-Ball Pro events, as well as the Ozone Billiards US Amateur Open and Simonis World Junior 10-Ball Open. Brunswick has supported professional pool and all aspects of the sport longer than any other company in pool history. Pros and amateurs from around the country and the world will come to Orlando August 5-9,2009 for all the events taking place at Corner Pocket Billiards. The Dragon Promotions productions are presented by sponsors Ozone Billiards, Mezz Cues, Brunswick Billiards, Simonis Cloth, Aramith Balls, Master Chalk, Laser Rack, Gambler, On the Snap Cue Repair, and House of Billiards.
The Principles of Defense
By Robert Byrene
Good defensive strategy, absolutely essential to winning in three-cushion billiards, is hardly ever mentioned in the scanty literature in a game. Defense in billiards consists of far more than simply playing “easy to the red” and its corollary, “hard away to the white.”