Category: Features

Ladies Luckless at Predator International 10-Ball Championship

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photo courtesy WPBA
The strong and valiant Fisher was not able to stay off Van Corteza

The nail in the coffin was Allison Fisher versus Filipino hot shot Lee Van Corteza. Fisher, hailed to be the top women’s player in history, looked strong at a 3-0 lead, but the tables quickly turned as she was outplayed by the Filipino and succumbed 10-6.


Ouschan & Villarreal Strike First Blood at Predator International 10-Ball Championship

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Ouschan & Villarreal Strike First Blood at Predator International 10-Ball Championship

Among the full field of 112 players at the 9th Annual Predator International 10-Ball Championship, there are 15 women who have decided to brave up against the vastly male fielded event. On Day 1 of the event, two ladies struck first blood against the men. Jasmin Ouschan of Austria and Vivian Villarreal of USA both overpowered the male counterparts in the first round.

Appleton Takes Masters Crown

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Appleton Takes Masters Crown at First Attempt
The Final Darren Appleton, the reigning World 10 Ball Champion became the third ever Englishman to win the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters title following a fighting 8-4 win over Holland’s Nick van den Berg at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.

2009 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters

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Nick an Den Berg (NED) 8-5 Johnny Archer (USA)

HOLLAND’S NICK van den Berg became the first player through to the semi-finals of the PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters as he held off the challenge of Johnny Archer to claim an 8-5 victory at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
It was nip and tuck for the first ten racks before van den Berg pulled away in the closing stages. The Dutchman opened up an early 2-0 lead but returned the table to Archer when he scratched in the third game.

2009 PartyPoker.net World Pool Master Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas

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Round One
Nick Van Den Berg (NED) 8-2 Alex Pagulayan (PHI)
Johnny Archer (USA) 8-2 Imran Majid (ENG)
Shane Van Boening (USA) 8-2 Yu Ram Cha (KOR)

Defending champion Alex Pagulayan of the Philippines lost his title in the opening match of the 2009 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters as he fell victim to the superior all-round play of reigning European Champion Nick van den Berg.

APA RECOGNIZES TOP LEAGUE OPERATORS

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APA RECOGNIZES TOP LEAGUE OPERATORS

World’s Largest Pool League Awards League Operator of the Year Awards

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (May 7, 2009) — The American Poolplayers Association (APA) recognized five of their top franchisees with League Operator of the Year awards during the APA Annual Convention in late April in Las Vegas. The five were selected from a group of more than 260 League Operators throughout North America with one League Operator selected from each market size.

Viking Cue Sponsors The Gateway Amateur Tour

St. Louis, MO.- Michael Zimmerman, Gateway Amateur Tour (GAT) Founder/Director, has been working hard the past four years trying to provide a fair and rewarding 8-Ball tour in the St. Louis/Metro East area. Now in the fourth season, preparing for our fifth, we are excited to announce that Viking Cue Mfg., Inc through The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour has joined with us to become the title sponsor.

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“3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot-Contest a “HIT with Pocket Pool Players”

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“3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot-Contest a “HIT with Pocket Pool Players”

Finally a billiard program designed to attract Pocket Billiard Players to the game of 3-Cushion Billiards. It is called the “3-Cushion Billiard Tour Shot Contest” and it is unique in its own way. For the first time room owners that have only one or two billiard tables will be part of a bigger picture.

2009 USSA National Snooker TourStop #6

2009 USSA National Snooker TourStop #6

2009 USSA National Snooker TourStop #6
Mike Monegato Captures On Cue Handicap Snooker Classic

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(L-R) Winner Mike Monegato and Tournament Director Tom Kollins

The United States Snooker Association (USSA) continues to rejuvenate snooker in the United States in 2009 with its inaugural USSA National Snooker Tour, and the sixth and final stop on the Tour – the On Cue Handicap Snooker Classic at On Cue Billiards, directed by USSA board member Tom Kollins – in Grayslake, IL, April 24-26, again enjoyed a full 16-player field. Four round-robin preliminary flights determined the eight players for the final rounds. The preliminary flights featured 2-frame matches among each opponent within a flight for a total of six frames played per player. Due to the handicap format, the six top players – Tom Kalinowski III, Marek Kuc, Chuck Looney, John Connelly, Chris Szarek and Mike Monegato – gave starts to the rest of the field, with 11-year old JonMichael Monegato (St. Charles, IL) receiving a 35-start-per-frame against the top players in the preliminaries and winning two frames!.

APA SIGNS THE BLACK WIDOW

APA SIGNS THE BLACK WIDOW

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APA SIGNS THE BLACK WIDOW
World’s Largest Pool League Signs World’s Most Recognizable Poolplayer to Sponsorship Agreement

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (April 28, 2009) — The American Poolplayers Association (APA) is proud to announce they have signed a sponsorship agreement with The Black Widow, Jeanette Lee. The APA made the announcement yesterday at their annual League Operator Convention in Las Vegas.

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour made its way to Memphis

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour made its way to Memphis

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David Rice – Amateur Advanced

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour made its way to Memphis the weekend of April 25th & 26th, 2009

where it’s Amateur-Advanced and Amateur Divisions were hosted by Sharpshooters

Billiards & Grill whose owners Robbie and Donna Franklin graciously added $1500 to this weekend’s events.

The participants were greeted with 18 bar tables that were recently recovered in Simonis 860 and 4 nicely kept

9ft tables. Sharpshooters provided an excellent atmosphere for all the participants as well as spectators.

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Luc Depriene – 9-Ball Amateur

Eberhart Makes Comeback In Viking Tour Billiard Event

Eberhart Makes Comeback In Viking Tour Billiard Event

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The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour Amateur-Advanced and Amateur Division were hosted by Flamin’ Nine Billiards in Gravois Mills, Mo., the Weekend of April 18th & 19th, 2009. The double event was $2500 Added played on 7 foot tables and featured many local players as well as players from around the region.