2009 BEF Junior National Artistic Pool Champions Emerge in Illinois

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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

TRICK SHOT MAGIC-ESPN ZONE

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.

Special 3-Cushion USBA National Qualifier

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Professor-Q-Ball’s Promotions
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.

UPA League of Champions

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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

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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,
Minnesota.

2009 WPA World “Artistic Pool” Championship.

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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.

Brunswick Billiards Official Table of Pro, Amateur, & Junior Events

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Brunswick Billiards Official Table of Pro, Amateur, & Junior Events

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

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The Principles of Defense

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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.”

What Matters?

<br /> by Tom Simpson

Let’s look at some of the vital qualities of better players. What does it take to get better? Beyond knowledge, technique, and experience, what matters? What might you change or improve that will raise your game – or at least raise your enjoyment of the game?

Machine Gun Masse

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Masse shots come in all shapes and sizes.  Once your discover that you can elevate the cue, strike down on the cue ball, and create such a massive amount of spin, your creative mind will begin to wonder what exactly you are capable of doing with such a stroke.

JEFF ABERNATHY GOES UNDEFEATED ON JACOBY CAROLINA TOUR

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Break Time Billiards in Wilmington, North Carolina hosted the eleventh stop on the 2008-2009 Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour July 11-12. Fifteen players competed in the $1000 guaranteed added Main Event. Jeff Abernathy defeated Sidney Champion in the final match, earning $1000 for first place.

2009 BEF Junior National Champions Crowned

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The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) crowned four winners in the 2009 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships. A total of 92 junior pocket billiard players gathered in the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University on July 23-26 to compete for the title in 4 divisions. In the 19-and-under boys’ division, Landon Shuffett of Greensburg, KY, sailed through the winners’ bracket, while Liz Lovely of Centerville, OH, went undefeated in the 19-and-under girls’ division.

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