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Final Summary: Mezz West State Tour – Stop #3

By: Oscar Dominguez September 14th, 2014 Diamond Billiards – Fresno, CA  The third stop of the Mezz West State Tour kicked off at Diamond Billiards in beautiful, Fresno, California. A total of 83 More »

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The Final 24: Mezz West State Tour Stop #3

Day 2 of Mezz West State Tour Stop #3: The top 24 that have continued on to day 2 at Diamond Billiards in Fresno, CA. Winner’s Side Lance Johnson vs. Ernesto Dominguez More »

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Mezz West State Tour – Rev’ving Up For Fresno!

September 13th, 2014 Diamond Billiards – Fresno, California Written and edited by: Daniel Busch – Point of View Pool Media   Inquiries: Daniel Busch – povpool@gmail.com, Desiree Rivera – mezzweststatetour@yahoo.com  The Mezz More »

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Mezz West State Tour #2 – Jaynard Orque Double Dips Ernesto Dominguez!

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Final Summary: Mezz West State Tour – Stop #3

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By: Oscar Dominguez

September 14th, 2014

Diamond Billiards – Fresno, CA 

VILMOS STOP 3

The third stop of the Mezz West State Tour kicked off at Diamond Billiards in beautiful, Fresno, California. A total of 83 players braved the scorching California heat to compete in what became the largest event to ever happen in the Fresno area according to room owner, Sheri Dadian. Players from San Diego, San Francisco, Mexico, Philippines, and even a few special guests from Hungary, the field was littered with high caliber players.

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This was the first 9 ball stop of the season and the action was fast paced and not many matches took long. Day 1 – consisted of several upsets including San Diego local player Jaden Brock over Filipino ace, Rodrigo Geronimo and Lance Johnson over Oscar Dominguez. The two games to 9 the pros give to “open” players gives that boost to create a more level playing field thus giving amateurs an incentive and motivation to test their skills against the pro caliber players.

Day 2 – brought back 24 players of the original 83 with former junior world champion, Vilmos Foldes demonstrating his ultra aggressive style of pool winning the top half of the bracket. Meanwhile, former BCA junior national champion, Beau Runningen came from the lower half to meet the Hungarian for the hot-seat. Demonstrating a cool, calm, and collective approach, Vilmos grabbed the hot seat and sent Beau west.

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The B side of the chart was filled with top players such as Ruben Bautista, Tang Hoa, Rodrigo Geronimo, Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez among others. This blood bath of players was whittled down to Bautista playing Runningen for a shot at Vilmos back into the finals. Beau made quick work of the young Mexican to avenge his loss earlier in the evening. In the finals, true double elimination is implemented and Vilmos cruised to a 9-4 victory bringing the $1500 top prize to the Hungarian champion. Beau settled for second prize money of $950.

A special thanks goes to Sheri Dadian and her mother Jean for hosting the Mezz West State Tour stop #3. They went above and beyond to accomodate the 83 players and fans with excellent service and a smile. Also, our sponsors who make this possible: Mezz Cues, West State Billiard Supply, ZAN tips, Virtual Pool 4, Marty Carey’s Jump QPOV Pool, AZBilliardsNYC Grind, Fast&Loose Designs and the TURTLE rack. Stop #4 brings the MWST to Plush Pocket in Northridge, CA. We hope to see you there!

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Results:

1st- Vilmos Foldes: $1,500
2nd- Beau Runnigen: $950
3rd- Ruben Batista: $620
4th- Rodrigo Geronimo: $420
5th/6th- Tang Hoa/ Ernesto Dominguez: $300 each
7th/8th- Brian Parks/ Reid Stenstrud: $200 each
9th-12th- Jaynard Orque, Oscar Dominguez, Santos Sambajon, Ramon Mistica: $150 each
13th-16th- Ramin Bakhtiari, Phil Prentice, Bobby Lees, Larry Bohn: $100 each
17th-24th- C.J Robinson, Lance Johnson, Ray Moran, Justin Logan, Jaden Brock, Tony Ortega, Francis Ritarita,
James Newborugh: $70 each
 
TOP FEMALE: Melissa Herndon: $100
 
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The Final 24: Mezz West State Tour Stop #3

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Day 2 of Mezz West State Tour Stop #3: The top 24 that have continued on to day 2 at Diamond Billiards in Fresno, CA.
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Winner’s Side
Lance Johnson vs. Ernesto Dominguez
Jaynard Orque vs. CJ Robinson
Beau Runningen vs. Bobby Lees
Jaden Brock vs. Reid Stensrud
Santos Sambajon vs. James Newburough
Ray Moran vs. Tang Hoa
Vilmos Foldes vs. Francis Ritanita
Tony Ortega vs. Ruben Bautista

1-Loss Side
Rodrigo “Edgie” Geronimo
Phil Prentece
Larry Bohn
Oscar Dominguez
Brian Parks
Ramin Bakhitiari
Justin Logan
Ramon Mistica

Pay-outs
1st: $1,500
2nd: $ 950
3rd: $ 620
4th: $ 420
5th/6th: $ 300
7th/8th: $ 200
9th/12th: $ 150
13th/16th: $ 100
17th/24th: $   70
Top Female $ 100

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Next Round of the Winner’s side
Ernesto Dominguez (W) vs. Jaynard Orque (L)
Beau Runningen (W) vs. Reid Stensrud (L)
Santos Sambajon (L) vs. Tang Hoa (W)
Vilmos Foldes (W) vs. Ruben Bautista (L)

1-Loss side
Rodrigo Geronimo (W) vs. James Newburough (L)
Phil Prentice (W) vs. Ray Moran (L)
Larry Bohn (W) vs. Francis Ritanita (L)
Oscar Dominguez (W) vs. Tony Ortega (L)
Brian Parks (W) vs. Lance Johnson (L)
Ramin Bakhtiari (W) vs. CJ Robinson (L)
Justin Logan (L) vs. Bobby Lees (W)
Ramon Mistica (W) vs. Jaden Brock (L)

1-Loss side
Rodrigo Geronimo (W) vs. Phil Prentece (L)
Larry Bohn (L) vs. Oscar Dominguez (W)
Brian Parks (W) vs. Ramin Bakhtiari (L)
Bobby Lees (W) vs. Ramon Mistica (W)

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Winner’s side
Ernesto Dominguez (L) vs. Beau Runningen (W)
Tang Hoa (L) vs. Vilmos Foldes (W)

1-Loss side
Rodrigo Geronimo (W) vs. Jaynard Orque (L)
Oscar Dominguez (L) vs. Reid Stensrud (W)
Brian Parks (W) vs. Santos Sambajon (L)
Ramon Mistica (L) vs. Ruben Bautista (W)

1-Loss side
Rodrigo Geronimo (W) vs. Reid Stensrud (L)
Ruben Bautista (W) vs. Brian Parks (L)

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Winner’s Side: HOT SEAT
Beau Runningen (L) vs. Vilmos Foldes (W)

1-Loss Side
Tang Hoa (L) vs. Rodrigo Geronimo (W)
Ernesto Dominguez (L) vs. Ruben Bautista (W)

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1-Loss Side
Rodrigo Geronimo (L) vs. Ruben Bautista (W)

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Vilmos Foldes waits in the Finals!

1-Loss Side
Beau Runningen (W) vs. Ruben Bautista (L)

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Finals!!!

Vilmos Foldes vs. Beau Runningen

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VILMOS FOLDES WINS THE 3RD STOP OF THE MEZZ WEST STATE TOUR!!!

Mezz West State Tour – Rev’ving Up For Fresno!

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September 13th, 2014

Diamond Billiards – Fresno, California

Written and edited by: Daniel Busch – Point of View Pool Media

 

Inquiries: Daniel Busch – povpool@gmail.com, Desiree Rivera – mezzweststatetour@yahoo.com 

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The Mezz West State Tour – Forges on!

After just 2 scheduled events of 12 in its first season, The Mezz West State Tour has quickly accumulated 122 members, with an official tour ranking and a desire to earn a spot in the season ending’s, ‘Top Gun” Finale Event of just 16 players in March of 2015. As the Tour prepares for its next stop this weekend at Diamond Billiards in Fresno, California it looks as though the membership should grow to see more new players, sparking not just local interest in winning a piece of the $2,000 added money and a place on the rankings list, the Tour’s third event has also signed on a handful of other popular names in pool like, Gerardo Jamito, Melissa Herndon, Brian Parks, Atila Bezdan and also the young Hungarian Pro, Vilmos Foldes, who has expressed a desire to live on the west coast permanently.

Getting Stronger!

This time, playing 9 Ball instead of 10-Ball, statistically so far, the field for the upcoming Diamond Billiards event is already a little stronger than tour stop #2 at Hard Times – Sacramento, with 5 professional players in the field and more expected. Sacramento’s Hard Times Billiards, which only took in 4 professional players last month saw the rise of Jaynard Orque, who defeated some of its strongest players to take 1st place and now holds a ranking of #4 on the tour. It’s a simple fact, that The Mezz West State Tour, which provides a ranking position to its members and slight handicap to pro players seeking competition is quickly inspiring pool players to bring their best game to fight for a place at the top of the rankings list.

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Jaynard Orque – Winner of Stop #2 – Photo by: Bob Beaulieau

During a brief phone conversation with me on Monday of this week, Tang Hoa, who holds position #11 on the ranking list said, “I want to continue playing this season to make it to the Top 16 and qualify for the ‘Top Gun’ event. I think I have a strong chance to make it in, but just to make sure, I’m going to Fresno this weekend. See you there, Buddy!”

Stop #3 – The Venue is Diamond Billiards! 

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 12.11.18 PMDiamond Billiards was opened in the mid 1990’s by an industrious man named Dan Dadian who, at one point owned 5 locations in Central California and Reno, Nevada. Passing away in 2012, Dan is survived by his wife, Sheri Dadian and who now owns and operates Diamond Billiards located at 6460 Blackstone Avenue; the venue has been at the 6,000 square foot location for over 10 years. It’s also the home of the annual ‘Rocky Antennucci 9 Ball Tournament’ which takes place every Super Bowl weekend and will also host its 3rd Annual, ‘Dan Dadian Memorial Tournament’ in November of 2014. Serving food and beer, Diamond Billiards is a weekly host to APA Leagues, Michael Reddick and Chris Swart’s – California Cue Sports events and an ‘in-house’ league, playing on 6 x 7′ bar sized tables, and 12 x 9′ Rebco Tables and the new addition of one 9′ Diamond Table. Another noteworthy factoid about Diamond Billiards, which pool players always ask about is that the house tables there have recently been *’Dominguez’ed’ and that means that the upcoming Mezz/West State stop will be held to high standards of excellence and playing conditions.

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* Dominguez’ed : To have pool tables maintained by Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez – Arguably, the most sought after pool table mechanics in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.

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Dan Dadian, a.k.a. – “Diamond Dan” founded Diamond Billiards and had the belief that everyone should have access to quality entertainment. Diamond Billiards is Fresno’s top destination, bringing people of all ages and skill levels together under one roof.

Diamond Billiards Fresno
6460 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-435-1130
E-mail:
Website: www.diamondbilliardsfresno.com

Special Cue Raffle Being Held! 

A big thanks also to Mezz Cues for this! Diamond Billiards will be raffling a limited edition Mezz Cue with a WD700 Shaft to all players and spectators in attendance of the event.

Still Taking Entries!

Every Stop: $2,000 Added Guaranteed!

Entry Fee: $65

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As with every stop on The Mezz West State Tour, tournament signups are being taken right up to the day of the event and although advertised to a limited field, is open to as many who wish to participate. This being said, it is still strongly advised to have your name/s added to the list as early as possible to give the Tournament Directors an idea of what to expect on the first day and give them an opportunity to change the start time/s or tournament format, if needed. To sign up, join The Mezz West State Tour’s Facebook Group and send a message to be added to the list. Payment is always accepted and processed on the day of the event.

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Free Live Stream on POV Pool! 

Mezz West State Tour fans, followers; pool players and audiences everywhere can watch this event which will broadcast, live on www.povpool.com with commentary, scores, special guest appearances and sponsor announcements. The POV Pool brand was officially launched in December, 2011 and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, SoundCloud, Instagram, Ustream, Vimeo, and on popular billiard forums.

Live Stream Details: 

– Saturday, September 13th @ 10:00 am / PST – ??? on www.povpool.com

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Live Stream with interactive chatroom: www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

Sponsors: 

The Mezz West State Tour is proudly sponsored by: Mezz Cues, West State Billiards, The Turtle Rack, Zan Tips, Virtual Pool 4, Marty Carey’s Jump Q, Fast & Loose Designs, POV Pool and GoPlayPool. Special Thanks also goes out to NYC Grind, AZ Billiards, Professor Q Ball’s National Pool and Billiards News, The Pool Scene, On The Break News and Automated Entertainment.

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Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA

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“One Pocket Loves No-One!” 

These are the poignant words of ‘Box’, who will be joining us in the booth at Hard Times Billiard’s 1st Saturday of the month, One-Pocket event, which officially starts at 1pm. Come and see just really how tough this game really is! Please join POV Pool at 12pm / PST – Tournament is open to all players and will be under the direction of Mariel Lim! POV Pool thanks, Eddie Arreguin, Geraldine Thibodeau, Kamui Tips, OB Cues, Automated Entertainment and RunOut Apps!

“Play The Game, Son!”

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Sunday’s Monthly 9-Ball! 

Are you ready for some action! Known to be one of the United States’ toughest monthly tournament for over 20 years running, Hard Times Billiards typically hosts a roster of its usual giant killers and any number of visiting pros and ‘dark horses’ who happen to travel through town. Tournament starts at 1pm / PST and is $30 to enter with a $600 Added prize fund. Feel free to join us on www.povpool.com for live coverage of this and any other major action which happens to unfold.

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Mezz West State Tour – Confirms 9 Stream Dates!

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Wednesday – September 3rd, 2014

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Mezz West State Tour to be Aired, Live!

VP4 Trans DarkAs thScreen Shot 2014-09-02 at 11.11.22 AMe first season of The Mezz West State Tour approaches its 3rd event of 12 total, Oscar Dominguez and Desiree Rivera have signed a deal with Point Of View Pool Media and also welcome two new sponsors, Virtual Pool 4 and Marty Carey’s Jump Q to provide the majority of live streamed coverage and programming at 7 of the upcoming 10 remaining stops. Additional live-streaming support for 2 stops have been delegated to Hard Times Billiards, Sacramento’s ‘in-house’ streaming system for Tour Stop #8 and also to Lenny Marshall, who will air Tour Stop #9 from BullShooter’s in Phoenix, AZ. What this means is, that 9 of the 10 remaining tour stops this season will be live streamed for all to enjoy!

Following the Schedule! 

Since the Mezz West State Tour will be a shared stream by more than one provider, POV Pool has created a live-stream schedule and interactive map of all streamed dates with their respective channels provided for quick and easy access to the shows. The online community is encouraged to share and follow these events as they occur. For those who have their own pool or billiards related websites or businesses, we are also making promotional material ‘embed-able’ and printable for those who wish to spread this news.

 

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Stream Dates Map ROUGHMezz West State Tour Dates 

Sep 13-14 / Stop #3 / Diamond Billiards – Fresno, CA
Sep 27-28 / Stop #4 / Plush Pocket – Northridge, CA
Nov 8-9 / Stop #5 / Billiard Palacade – San Francisco, CA – (No Stream Scheduled)
Nov 15-16 / Stop #6 / On Cue Billiards – La Mesa, CA
Dec 13-14 / Stop #7 / Family Billiards, San Francisco, CA
Dec 27-28 / Stop #8 / Hard Times Billiards – Sacramento, CA (In-House Stream)
Jan 10-11 / Stop #9 / BullShooter’s Sports Bar – Phoenix, AZ  (On The Rail TV)
Jan 17-18 / Stop #10 / Gary’s Billiards / Victorville, CA
Jan 24-25 / Stop #11 / California Billiard Club / Fremont, CA 
March 7-8 / Stop #12 / TOP GUN EVENT / Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA

Sponsors and Special Thanks!

None of these tour stops or live streams would be possible without the help of our sponsors! POV Pool would like to thank, Mezz Cues, West State Billiards, Virtual Pool 4, Marty Carey’s Jump Q, Zan Tips, Turtle Rack, Fast & Loose Designs, Automated Entertainment and all of the venues within the tour itself. Local sponsors and pool supporters are encouraged to contact us at povpool@gmail.com to discuss any local advertising within the radius of each venue.

In advance, because we know that there are many who will step up to assist with the promotions and operations of these events, we would like to thank, Geraldine Thibodeau, Mike Meeker, AZ Billiards, NYC Grind, Paul Frankel at Professor Q Ball, GoPlayPool, Upstate AL and The Live Stream News Group, Bert Kinister, ALL of the MOD’s for POV Pool on USTREAM, Don Akerlow of On The Break News, The Pool Scene and for every member of our audience that ‘likes’ and ‘shares’!

POV Pool’s Live Stream can be accessed at: www.povpool.comhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

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Mezz West State Tour #2 – Jaynard Orque Double Dips Ernesto Dominguez!

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Hard Times Billiards – Sacramento, CA 

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The Mezz West State Tour Stop #2

A Field of 68 Players

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The Mezz West State Tour kicked off its second stop of the season at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento, CA. The beautiful room of 31 pool tables offered a premium setting for players along with bleacher seating for spectators. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to Mike and Karen Markulis and their entire staff for supporting our sport and having one of the premier rooms in the country. After a successful first stop in Los Angeles, the energy and excitement of the tour went north garnering a very strong field of 68 players who played on the very tight equipment Hard Times Sacramento had to offer. The top half of the field was littered with strong players such as returning winner of stop number one, Rodrigo Geronimo of the Philippines. San Francisco bay area resident, Jaynard Orque had a very impressive showing of smooth play with wins over Nick Callado, Oscar Dominguez, Jeff Gregory, John Henderson, before he stumbled to Ernesto Dominguez in the semis. The 59 year old Ernesto had a 1985 flashback winning matches with excellent safety play and decision making. Ernesto won the hot seat over the always dangerous Los Angeles player, Ramin Bakhtiari.

The Finals!

Winners (Left to Right) Jaynard Orque and Ernesto Dominguez

Winners (Left to Right) Jaynard Orque and Ernesto Dominguez

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In the true double elimination format, Jaynard easily ran away with the first set and defeated Ernesto hill-hill in a tense battle in set number two. The Filipino young gun demonstrated a solid game on extremely challenging equipment and earned $1400 for his efforts. Ernesto settled for $1000.

Other Finishers & Special Thanks

The top female prize was split between two strong female players from California, MaryAnn Starkey and Barbara Lee. Oscar and Desiree of the Mezz West State Tour would like to thank all our sponsors: Mezz Cues, West State Billiard Supply, ZAN tips, Turtle Rack, Fast&Loose designs, and our media sponsors; AZBilliards, NYCGrind, and POV Pool. Also, a very special thank you to Chris Kurzweils of Kurzweils Country Meats who donated snacks and jerky to the players and spectators of Hard Times Billiards. Next stop on the tour schedule is Diamond Billiards in Fresno, CA. For more information please the contact us tab at mezzweststatetour.com or visit our Mezz West State Tour Facebook page. We thank you for your support and look forward to bringing pool back to the West Coast!

Be sure to check the Mezz West State Tour on Facebook for TOUR RANKINGS for the final TOP GUN event in March, 2015! 

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Not listed in order: Jaynard Orgue, Ramin Bakhtiari, MaryAnn Starkey, Time Larson, Oscar Dominguez, Kevin May, Amar, Kang, John Henderson, Jeff Gregory, Chris Fangre, Phillip Prentice, Josh Gomes, Geo Pagulayan, Tyler Van Wulven

Results:

1st- Jaynard Orque: $1,400
2nd- Ernesto Dominguez: $1,000
3rd- Ramin Bakhtiari: $650
4th- Oscar Dominguez: $420
5th/6th- Amar Kang/ Tyler VanWulven: $255 each
7th/8th- Kevin May/ John Henderson: $180 each
9th-12th- Jeff Gregory, Chris Fangre, Phil Prentence, Josh Gomes: $140 each
13th-16th- Chong Vang, George Pagulayan, Tim Larsen, Francis Ritarita: $100 each
TOP FEMALE: MaryAnn Starkey/ Barbara Lee: $50 each
 
POV Pool Thanks…

Point of View Pool would also like to thank: Bob BeaulieauHard Times Billiards, Karen Markulis, Oscar Dominguez, Desiree Rivera, Ra HannaAlison Fischer, NYC GrindAZ BilliardsGeraldine ThibodeauMezz Cues and West State Billiards.

Resources and information:

Mezz West State Tour: www.MezzWestStateTour.com

MZWST on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MezzWestStateTour

Mezz Cues: http://miki-mezz.com

West State Billiards: http://www.weststatebilliards.com

Hard Times Billiards: http://hardtimesbilliards.com/pool

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The top 16 players after the season will be eligible for the ‘TOP GUN’ event in March 2015

Current Point Rankings:

1. Ernesto Dominguez 190
2. Rodrigo Geronimo 175
3. Ramon Mistica 140
4. Jaynard Orque 140
5. Ramin Bakhtiari 120
6. Oscar Dominguez 115
7. Johnny Kang 100
8. Art Garcia 85
9. Kevin May 85
10. Fach Garcia 80
11. Tang Hoa 80
12. Beau Runningen 75
13. Chris Fangre 75
14. Steve Chaplan 75
15. Chris Wedekin 70
16. Amar Kang 70
17. Tyler Van Wulven 70
18. Frank Robutz 65
19. Jaden Brock 60
20. Lorry Deleon 60
21. Santos Sambjon 60
22. Rondey Wynn 55
23. Morro Paez 50
24. Josh Gomes 50
25. Jeff Gregory 50
26. Phil Prentice 50
27. John Fergeson 45
28. Mark Whitehead 45
29. Arturo Rivera 40
30. Chris Robinson 40
31. Jenny Lee 40
32. Paul Silva 40
33. Reid Flemining 40
34. George Pagulayan 40
35. Barbara Lee 35
36. Brian Law 35
37. Manual Herrera 35
38. Sy Nakashima 35
39. Wayne Larson 35
40. Dave Hemmah 35
41. Reid Strensrud 35
42. Loren Mah 35
43. Attila Csorba 30
44. Ben Black 30
45. Jason Gilbert 30
46. Jerry Stuckart 30
47. Ken Johnson 30
48. Nick Spano 30
49. Randy Hatten 30
50. Stanton Oda 30
51. Tim Daniel 30
52. Tommy Lipps 30
53. Chris Atkins 30
54. Deo Alpojara 30
55. Butch Barbra 25
56. Chad Barber 25
57. Dave Gorham 25
58. Howard Kennedy 25
59. Jay Pee 25
60. Jerry Lin 25
61. Jim Burt 25
62. Larry Bohn 25
63. Melinda Huang 25
64. Ruben Bautista 25
65. Steve Mansfield 25
66. Tina Hess 25
67. Eric Harada 25
68. Yoli Hakanado 25
69. Damian Rebman 25
70. Dave Espinoza 25
71. Daniel Aguiar 25
72. Rex Chan 25
73. Dan Rousso 25
74. David Gomez 25
75. Wei Ni 25
76. John Barroni 25
77. Eric Scott 25
78. Frank Giordano 25
79. Frank Almanza 20
80. Hiroko Makiyama 20
81. Kevin Collins 20
82. Mike Meeker 20
83. Paul Ewing 20
84. Ray Rey 20
85. Rich Hodge 20
86. Tony Rodiguez 20
87. Zeke Morrison 20
88. Nick Callado 20
89. Kenny Koo 20
90. Junne Padua 20
91. Jason Hardcastle 20
92. Jason Ferroni 20
93. Sajal Ghamire 20
94. Billy Pence 20
95. Mark Tiu 20
96. Rudy Estoque 20
97. MaryAnn Starkey 15
98. Andrew Park 10
99. Anthony Ortega 10
100. Bob Lachey 10
101. Carlos Mendoza 10
102. David Martineau 10
103. Eddie Cohen 10
104. Greg Harada 10
105. Jason Batin 10
106. Jason Katon 10
107. Joe Delio 10
108. Joey Chin 10
109. Juan Ortega 10
110. Justin Logan 10
111. Ken Gouso 10
112. Luke Mahan 10
113. Mike Laos 10
114. Paul Santos 10
115. Robert Laurie 10
116. Ron Riesler 10
117. Rudy Torres 10
118. Vicki Wade 10
119. Yvonne Asher 10
120. Carl Wilson 10
121. Ed Ramos 10
122. Tom Smith 10

’33 Taps’ in Hollywood – Wednesdays bring a little Pool & a lot of Fun!

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

33 Taps Sports-Bar, Hollywood, CA

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 – Free Pool Every Wednesday!

 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm

 – Leagues Forming Now! 

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33 Taps Gets You Over The ‘Hump’! 

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Playing on two, Global Billiards, bar tables at one of Automated Entertainment’s premiere clients, 33 Taps invites you to an open night of free pool, every Wednesday at 7:30 – 9:00 pm. I guess the owners of the joint aren’t just trying to sell you a lot of great beer because they are also interested in forming solid teams of pool players to compete in league events.

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John English has an optimistic attitude and works very hard to support the billiard community in more ways than one. His company, ‘Automated Entertainment’, services 36 locations in Southern California by providing pool tables and other income generating opportunities for establishments like 33 Taps. When asked about this new ‘Wednesday’ event, he stated,

“We are happy to invite anyone who likes to play pool to visit us every Wednesday at 33 Taps. Enjoy 8 or 9 ball on the tables and have a chance to make some great friends along the way. We also look forward to seeing weekly league events here, which is why we want you to join us every Wednesday and have some fun.”

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What is 33 Taps? 

At this very moment, 33 Taps is your quintessential, ‘Hollywood’ sportsman’s bar, located just underneath the 6′ o’clock shadow of the famed, Capitol Records building on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Vine Street. And, just to the left, also on Hollywood Blvd, sits the equally famous Pantages Theater. It is because of this landmark location that 33 Taps (which is formerly ‘Dillons Pub’) always sees a lion’s share of executives, starlets and tourists, galore. Since this intersection already sees it all, then why not a few teams of pool players too?

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33 Taps is many things to its clientele. An eatery, a pub, a meeting and entertainment destination. And, thanks to John English, it is now a place to play pool!

For more information, please visit 33 Taps on Facebook and for league opportunities call or email John English at:  /714.742.9271. 

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3C @ Million Dollar Billiards – Pedro Piedrabuena vs Yoon Song / July 2014

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3C @ Million Dollar Billiards – PT 2 – Frédéric Caudron vs Valadez

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Monthly One-Pocket to begin at Golden Cue!

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August 16th, 2014

Golden Cue Billiards – South El Monte, CA 

Coming August 16th!

Coming August 16th!

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New One-Pocket Event on 3rd Saturdays! 

Calling all One-Pocket Players from Hard Times, House Of Billiards, Epic Billiards, Shooter’s, Great Shots, Danny K’s, Stix, Stiix Butera’s Billiards and Mr. Lucky’s!

This Saturday on August 16th, The Golden Cue Billiards will begin holding a monthly, One-Pocket tournament on its 10, freshly covered Gold Crown I’s. Golden Cue owner, Ken Hoshide will also be adding $100 to the pot and the $30 entry fee seems a good number for a minimum number of players to take home a fairly decent payout. One Pocket players in SoCal and those passing through should not miss Ken’s ‘Action Room’ at the Golden Cue who look forward to drawing a regular field of interesting match-ups.

Format and Details

With tournament direction by Chris Santana at 323-679-4011, feel free to call with any questions. Entries are due on the day of the tournament. One-pocket players are also invited to provide their feedback to Chris as to whether they would like to raise the entry amount any higher, lengthen or shorten the format or change it to a round robin if the field is small. One thing’s certain though, SoCal One-Pocket players can consider The Golden Cue as a new oasis for monthly tournaments on every 3rd Saturday of the month.

This month’s format will consist of the following:

$30 Entry, Double Elimination, Race to 2/1, $100 Added (Based on 10 players), No Green Fee except a $15 flat ‘director fee’ for the event. What this means is that no matter how many people enter the room will only take $15 total from the prize fund.

Live Streaming

For now, live streaming has not been arranged but video taping of certain matches for later upload to YouTube will be arranged by us here at POV Pool! Future events may very well be streamed live for all to enjoy, Live and Free!

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