Category: Features

Shane Van Boening Defends Title at 22nd SBX! By Ricky Bryant

Shane Van Boening Defends his SBX Pro title winning the 2104 Championship.  This was Shane’s fifth SBX title, one in 9-Ball and four in 10-Ball.  This is also a Three-peat having won it in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Chip Compton wins 2014 Diamond Open 1-Pocket Pro Players Championship     New for 2014 was the Diamond Open 1-Pocket event.  The field was limited to 32 players and was full before the Expo opened. The event was scheduled for three days starting Friday and finishing on Sunday.
Karen Corr wins 2014 Predator Women’s Open 9-Ball Pro Players Championship The event was a single elimination event scheduled for two days starting on Saturday and finishing on Sunday.  The field was originally set for 16 players but had such a large interest it was expanded to 32 possible players.  The play was on 9 foot Diamond tables and the rules for 2014 were:

 

The CSI Bar Table Championships in Reno

Bar Table Wrap-Up

 

The CSI Bar Table Championships in Reno have come to a close. Shane Van Boening had a great week, winning both the 9-Ball and 10-Ball Crowns. Let’s review the major divisions one at a time.

 

POV Pool to Live-Stream TAP, Pools Amateur Tour  “Rally” in Edison Event!

POV Pool to Live-Stream TAP, Pools Amateur Tour “Rally” in Edison Event!

AP, Pools Amateur Tour will hold their largest tournament ever at this years’ Rally in Edison, NJ in conjunction with Allen Hopkins’ Productions Super Billiards Expo.  Players Nationwide will converge upon The New Jersey Expo Center, which is hosting the largest consumer oriented billiards trade-show in the world. TAP will welcome over 2,000 members and their licensees to compete in the annual “Rally Dream Teams” events for both 8 and 9 Ball Formats.

US Bida in Houston Texas hosted a local 3-Cushion B Championship Tournament

US Bida in Houston Texas hosted a local B championship on Saturday March 1st. The event was sponsored by Judge Jay Karahan, an avid billiard player and respected member of the Harris County judiciary. Judge Jay added $500 to the prize fund and helped officiate the event. Our host, Tim Nguyen, provided a wonderful lunch and beverages for both players and spectators. It was a grand day for billiards!

Memphis Boys and Girls Club-By Bob Hunt

Kick off this year with a fantastic youth pool event.  The Bernard Smith Boys and Girls club just completed this year’s first Youth Championship Open.  Eight ball and Nine-ball matches took place during this true double-elimination event.  Players conducted themselves like pros utilizing the World Standardized Rules of play. The field consisted of sixteen young pool-shooters ready to win a new cue and some awesome; at least for a year, bragging rights!  There were no cash prizes; winning said it all for Gary Fields.