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Player Interviews – Rodrigo Geronimo and Vilmos Foldes

November 20th, 2014 Gary’s Victor Billiards – Victorville, CA Recorded after the $10,000 action match between the two players – POV Pool got the chance to hold a post-game interview with them, More »

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10k Match on YouTube – Vilmos Foldes vs Edgie Geronimo

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POV LIVE Action Updates! Foldes VS Geronimo – 10-Ball!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Gary’s Victor Billiards, Victorville, CA 10-Ball Action Match Tonight at 5pm PST Watch the live stream here and receive real time action updates on this page for tonight’s More »

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POV Pool – Big Streaming Action on Thursday Night!

POV Pool – Streaming BIG action on Thursday Night! Gary’s Victor Billiards in Victorville, CA will be hosting two HUGE matches simultaneously. POV Pool will be there to live stream one of More »

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Player Interviews – Rodrigo Geronimo and Vilmos Foldes

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November 20th, 2014
Gary’s Victor Billiards – Victorville, CA

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Recorded after the $10,000 action match between the two players – POV Pool got the chance to hold a post-game interview with them, along with a couple of other supporters.

Don’t forget to watch the complete match HERE!Dan by Rocky

Interview w/ Edgie Geronimo and Vilmos Foldes!

10k Match on YouTube – Vilmos Foldes vs Edgie Geronimo

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POV LIVE Action Updates! Foldes VS Geronimo – 10-Ball!

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Gary’s Victor Billiards, Victorville, CA

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10-Ball Action Match Tonight at 5pm PST

Watch the live stream here and receive real time action updates on this page for tonight’s coverage of POV Pool’s broadcast of Vilmos Foldes vs Rodrigo ‘Edgie’ Geronimo! The proposed wager will begin at $3,000 each meaning that there is $6,000 in the middle. We are expecting these two players to arrange a ‘winner take all’ match that is scheduled to start at 5pm / PST.

Proposed format: 

10-Ball / Best of 3 sets / 3rd set to be played as a tie-breaker / Races to 15 / Winner Breaks / Call Pocket / 3-Foul Rule / Jump Cues Allowed / $3,000 Each / Money Posted

Additional Live Updates at the bottom of this page!

Enjoy the show! Vilmos Foldes vs Rodrigo Geronimo!


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FINAL BET $5,000 EACH – $10,000 Total Purse!

10 Ball / Best of 3 races to 15 games / Call Pocket / 3 Foul Rule / Cue Ball Foul Only / Winner Break / No Magic Rack

Starts Now at 5:45pm

Score is currently 5 – 0 to Rodrigo Geronimo in a race to 15!

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Rodrigo  –  10     vs     Vilmos –  1

After two sets the final scores are: 

Set #1 – Rodrigo Geronimo – 15  / Vilmos Foldes – 5

Set #2 – Rodrigo Geronimo – 15 / Vilmos Foldes – 6

Congratulations to Rodrigo Edgie Geronimo, who wins a total pot of $10,000 

 

 

 

 

POV Pool – Big Streaming Action on Thursday Night!

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POV Pool – Streaming BIG action on Thursday Night!

Gary’s Victor Billiards in Victorville, CA will be hosting two HUGE matches simultaneously. POV Pool will be there to live stream one of them and provide partial coverage of the other. As with many POV Pool broadcasts, there is very little time for fanfare and promotion. It is highly recommended to please share the news and get the word out.

Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Live Stream begins at 5:00 PM PST on www.povpool.com

Match 1 – This is a One-Pocket rematch (Partial Coverage)
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One-Pocket (Format and wager unknown)

Match 2 – Primary Coverage
Rodrigo ‘Edgie’ Geronimo VS Vilmos Foldes
10-Ball – Best of 3 Races to 15 / $3,000 – winner take all!

Gary’s Victor Billiards will be a packed house!

Gary’s Victor Billiards
14464 Atstar St #210
Victorville, CA 92395
(760) 951-2800

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Mezz West State Tour Stop #6 at On Cue Billiards in La Mesa, CA

Player List:

  1. Art Garcia
  2. Attila Bezdan
  3. Babken Melkonyan
  4. Ben Uymul
  5. Beau Runningan
  6. Brian Elwell
  7. Brook Thomason
  8. Chris Fangre
  9. Chris Robinson
  10. Ernesto Dominguez
  11. Fach Garcia
  12. Hiroko Makiyama
  13. Jaden Brock
  14. Jason Gilbert
  15. Jay Helfert
  16. John Ferguson
  17. Johnny Kang
  18. Josh Winkleman
  19. John Nekali
  20. Justin Logan
  21. Ken Johnson
  22. Kevin May
  23. Lila Woodland
  24. Dave Hemmah
  25. Melissa Herndon
  26. Micahel Adame
  27. Mike Meeker
  28. Oscar Dominguez
  29. Ray Pajarillo
  30. Rich Hodge
  31. Rodrigo Geronimo
  32. Rudy Yee
  33. Bob Jocz
  34. Larry Bohn
  35. Tom Hardinger
  36. Victor Ignacio
  37. Vilmos Foldes
  38. Ed Gonzales
  39. Rey Lorenzo
  40. Brian Jones
  41. Tim Daniel
  42. Kirk Jewel
  43. Kevin Knucky
  44. Bill Norrish
  45. Chris Santana
  46. Ray Robles
  47. Jason Canton
  48. Santos Sambajon
  49. Ray Rey
  50. Patrick “Sprout”
  51. Patrick Uy
  52. Scott White
  53. Amir Shoshan
  54. Ronaldo Bonifacio
  55. John Ritonya
  56. Jack Ritonya
  57. Enrique Punsalang
  58. James Cabal
  59. Paul Silva
  60. John Barioni
  61. Rodney Wynn
  62. Ken Thomason
  63. Reid Fleming
  64. Steve Eakins
  65. Ree Evans
  66. Rob Eggers
  67. Dave Martineau
  68. Dan Wallace
  69. Clint Palaci
  70. Jose Torres
  71. Jay McCarthy
  72. Ferdinand
  73. Jm Hennessy
  74. James Harris
  75. Jason Freeman
  76. Bob DiPlachett
  77. Omar Vachnani
  78. Ramin Bakhtiari
  79. Richard Daniel
  80. Trinh Lu
  81. Al Garcia
  82. Keith O’Donnel
  83. Tony Ortega
  84. Adam Leon
  85. Paul Ewing
  86. Lori Jones
  87. Dave Gorham
  88. Eddie Cohen
  89. Dale Kadounl
  90. Marty Carey
  91. Wes Woodland
  92. Dan Boone
  93. Grey Hobbs
  94. Mark Whitehead
  95. Paul Santos
  96. Tang Hoa
  97. Scott Slaton

Prize fund based on 95 players (Two Players are sponsored by West State Billiards)

Updated Bracket: Click to watch!

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Day Two Matches: Top 24

Winner’s Side 10AM PST
Tim Daniel vs. Kevin May
Victor Ignacio vs. Vilmos Foldes
Ray Robles vs. Chris Fangre
Omar Vachhani vs. Ray Rey
Tang Hoa vs. Bob Jocz
Santos Sambajon vs. Ernesto Dominguez
Jay Helfert vs. Dave Hemmah
Babken Melkonyan vs. Amir Soshan

One-Loss Side 11AM PST
Attila Bezdan
Jaden Brock
Dave Gorham
Ramin Bakhitari
Clint Palaci
Scott White
Rodney Wynn
Oscar Dominguez

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One-Loss Side

Attila Bezdan vs. Bob Jocz

Jaden Brock vs. Ernesto Dominguez

Dave Gorham vs. Jay Helfert

Ramin Bakhtiari vs. Babken Melkonyan

Clint Palaci vs. Kevin May

Scott White vs. Vilmos Foldes

Rodney Wynn vs. Ray Robles

Oscar Dominguez vs. Ray Rey

 

Winners side

Tim Daniel vs.  Victor Ignacio

Dave Hemmah vs. Amir Shoshan

Omar Vachhani vs. Chris Fangre

Santos Sambajon vs. Tang Hoa

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One-Loss Side

Attila Bezdan vs. Ernesto Dominguez

Dave Gorham vs. Babken Melkonyan

Kevin May vs. Vilmos Foldes

Ray Robles vs. Oscar Dominguez

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Live Stream Weekend on POV Pool: MZWST Stop #6

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November 15th-16th, 2015

On Cue Billiards – La Mesa, CA

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Find the Action at On Cue Billiards!

The Mezz West State Tour’s show will travel a south this weekend to La Mesa, CA for Stop #6 at Clyde Nooris’s, On Cue Billiards! Played on the beautifully maintained, Gold Crown III’s, POV Pool will be there to cover the action for live broadcast on www.povpool.com Pool fans and followers are welcome to attend the venue at no charge. On Cue Billiards has plenty of parking, which also shares the same parking lot as Dave Whitsell’s, Quality Billiards Pro Shop. The house is sure to be packed!

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Sponsored by:
Mezz Cues, West State Billiards, Turtle Rack, Zan Tips, Virtual Pool 4, Marty Carey’s Jump Cue, Fast n Loose Designs, POV Pool and Kurzweil’s Country Meats

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Opening on Friday night with an Artistic Exhibition!

Beginning at 8:00 PM on Friday, November 14th and free for spectators to enjoy, On Cue Billiards is hosting a special ‘Artistic Pool and Trick-shot Exhibition’ by two talented and innovative competitors on the artistic pool scene, Marty Carey (World Ranked #20) and Abram Diaz (World Ranked #4).

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Mezz West State Tour Stop #6

9 – Ball / Double Elim / $65 Entry

Doors Open at 10:00 AM / PST

Entries taken until The day of the event

On Cue Billiards

8308 Parkway Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 463-8759

Entries so far…MEZZ ONCUE

1. Arturo Rivera
2. Attila Bezdan
3. Barbara Lee
4. Beau Runnigen
5. Brian Elwell
6. Brooke Thomason
7. Chris Robinson
8. Ernesto Dominguez
9. Fach Garcia
10. Frank Robutz
11. Hiroko Makiyama
12. Jaden Brock
13. Jason Ferroni
14. Jason Gilbert
15. Jenny Lee
16. John Ferguson
17. John Schmit
18. Johnny Kang
19. Josh Winkleman
20. Juice Rock!
21. Justin Logan
22. Kevin May
23. Lila Woodland
24. Louis Ulrich
25. Melissa Hernadon
26. Mike Adame
27. Mike Meeker
28. Oscar Dominguez
29. Phil Prentice
30. Ray Pajarillo
31. Rodrigo Geronimo
32. Rudy Yee
33. Steve Mansfield
34. Victor Ignacio
35. Vilmos Foldes

Oscar and Amar Take a Late-Night Split At Palacade – MZWST #5

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November 9th, 2014

Billiard Palacade – San Francisco, CA

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The Mezz West State Tour traveled to San Francisco, CA to the Billiard Palacade owned and operated by the enormously generous and kind, Frankie Murcia Jr. and family. A great field of 73 players came from all over California, Nevada, and even from Europe. The 5th stop of the tour was 10 ball to be played on the 13 beautiful AMF antique tables which Billiard Palacade had re-felted specifically for this event.

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The top half of the bracket was dominated by World Cup of Pool team India member, Amar Kang. The Sacramento, California ace has had excellent results on the tour and for years on the west coast with elite players. Some of his victories included a strong win over Filipino champion, Rodrigo Geronimo, Deo Alpojara, Johnny Kang, and Oscar Dominguez for the hotseat. As previously mentioned, Oscar Dominguez came up short to Kang in the hotseat but not before disposing of several strong local talent and Romanian expat, only known as Babken on the bottom half of the bracket.

On the losers side, several upsets took place including the fairly early departure of tour points leader, Rodrigo Geronimo by Hungarian young gun, Attila Bezdan after defeating his best friend and road partner Vilmos Foldes. In addition, former junior national champion, Beau Runningen, fought valiantly on the losers side after a loss to Deo Alpojara. Beau went on to defeat the always tough Justin Logan, Johnny Kang, and Babken until he ran into Dominguez who stopped Beau, from going to the finals.

FINAL 8 Players – (Johnny Kang not Pictured)

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The finals between Amar and Oscar would be a true double elimination where Oscar needed to win twice for the victory while Amar needed to only win once. After a strong start by Kang to lead 7-2, Dominguez forged a comeback to win 9-7 and force a second and deciding set. The duo agreed to call it a night as it was 3 am and it would be safer for all parties driving home that night.

Also, the Mezz West State Tour would like to congratulate Emilyn Collado on her Top Female finish!

The Mezz West State Tour would like to thank their sponsors: Mezz Cues, West State Billiard Supply, Kurzweil’s Country Meats, AZBilliards, NYCGrind, Fast&Loose Designs, ZAN tips, POVPool, and Turtle Rack. Also, a very special thank you to Francisco Murcia and his entire family for their warm hospitality and generosity to promote the sport we all love.

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Payouts:

1st/2nd- Oscar Dominguez, Amar Kang : $1,010 each
3rd- Beau Runnigen: $570
4th- Babken Melkonyan: $400
5th / 6th: Attila Bezdan, Johnny Kang: $300 each
7th / 8th: Justin Logan, Rodrigo Geronimo: $200 each
9th- 12th : Paul Silva, Jaynard Orque, Deo Alpajora, Eric Scott: $140 each
13th- 16th : Yoli Handoko , Vilmos Foldes, Ed Ramos, JohnMark Hernandez: $100 each
17th- 24th : E. Dominguez, D. Gomez, F. Robutz, J. Williams, Jay Mulinbyan, Feras Qaddoura, Saul Aguilar: $75 each
 
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Streaming Live Next Week: Mezz West State Tour Stop #6 from On Cue Billiards in La Mesa, CA!

Next stop is at On Cue Billiards in La Mesa, CA. We hope to see you there and be sure to tune in to www.povpool.com to watch all the action live and free!

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Mezz West State Tour Stop #5 at The Billiard Palacade!

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November 8th/9th, 2014

Billiard Palacade – San Francisco, CA

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Mezz West State Tour’s visit to a ‘Theater Of Dreams’! Billiard Palacade

If it’s good enough for Yelp, then I’m in! Nestled in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, The Mezz West State Tour get’s ready to take the stage at The Billiard Palacade. Built in 1927, Palacade occupies one of the original 12 buildings that made up the theater district on Mission Blvd. It wasn’t until 1972 that Frankie Murcia bought the building with plans to re-open as a bowling alley. It’s not quite clear why billiards beat out the bowling plan but it did; and to this day, Mission District regulars and traveling pool-players can enjoy the ambiance of this well kept, soon to be historical landmark, that has been well preserved by the Murcia Family. The Billiard Palacade is now under the care of Frankie Murcia, Jr. and his three Sisters who took over after Frankie (Sr.) retired in 2008. Whole Room

 

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Stop #6: Playing 10-Ball!

Front SHotBesides their professional pool-playing status, Ernesto and Oscar Dominguez are widely known throughout the United States as two of the industry’s best known table mechanics. And, The Mezz West State Tour’s venues have become a virtual proving ground for them, as we see each stop’s collection of various tables transformed for professional competition. So far, we’ve seen stops being played on Gold Crown’s, Rebco’s, Global’s and now the Palacade’s, 14 x 9 foot AMF Tables which date back to the 1950’s. With materials and equipment supplied by West State Billiards, the Dominguez name has found its signature on all of these brand name tables at each venue. The upcoming stop will be a 10-Ball format, double elimination tournament with the usual $2,000 added prize fund. Signups are still being taken in advance through the Mezz West State Tour’s Facebook Page or on the day of the event in person. Entry fee for the event is just $65… a small price to pay for quality action!

Do you like craft beer? Drink Up @ Billiard Palacade!

Spectators are also encouraged to attend, not just to catch some of the best action of the season but also to win cues and other giveaways provided by official sponsors: Mezz Cues, Billiard Palacade, Virtual Pool 4 and Marty Carey’s Jump Q.

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To Pick A Favorite!?

Because of the overwhelming response of this tour being attended by some of the world’s strongest professionals and darkest of horses that the west coast has to offer, to pick a favorite for the upcoming ‘Palacade Stop’ is anyone’s guess. Stop #5’s attendance at Plush Pocket graced the tour with almost 20 new members for the season, including the 2 ‘Hall Of Fame’ players, Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes and Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante. With such world class attendance on this tour, we are finding that all of the promising young hopefuls are being pushed even harder to step up their game and rise to the next level. Due to the tour’s slight handicap format, the world has witnessed a handful of surprise encounters by some of its bravest players, who are quickly earning a name for themselves amongst the ‘pool gods’ in attendance.  Jaynard Orque, Beau Runningen, Johnny Kang, Chris Wedekind, Jaden Brock, Reid Stensrud… These are just a handful of players who have delivered upsets to great players on the tour and earned cash along the way. We also find with it a host of women players entering the circuit to take on the field.

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Live Stream?

Sorry folks, no live stream is being made available for this event. There will be plenty of Mezz West State Tour action to be had for all! Come on down. Play some pool, win some prizes and grab a few brew-skis, cuz this stop is gonna be old school excitement with the best in the west!

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Tour Rankings and Top Gun!

After 4 stops of 12 total, the Mezz West State Tour has picked up a membership of 165 members, who’s rankings are also updated with each new event. With a membership of 165 players and growing, this already means that the prize fund of the final ‘Top Gun’ event in March of 2015 has already grown to over $6,000. The ‘Top Gun’ event will be limited to those who’s rankings are within the top 16 players of this season. There is however, the rule, that if any player within top 16 is unable to attend the Top Gun event, the next ranking player in line would be invited to play, henceforth putting ranking numbers 17-32 on a waiting list behind the top 16.

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POV Pool Thanks…

Point of View Pool would like to thank: Oscar Dominguez, Desiree Rivera, Alison 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

Map of all streams! 

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Great Runs in Pool #7 – Shane VanBoening

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Shane VanBoening vs Max Eberle  –  Hard Times 10 Ball Open 2012

An oldie from POV Pool’s archive finds Shane with a match on his hands against ‘Mad’ Max Eberle for a chance to play in the finals against Dennes Orcullo. Joined in commentary with Jay Helfert is the renowned cue-maker and  craftsman, Ernie Gutierrez of Gina Cue.

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Full Match Here!

Watch ALL of POV Pool’s – ‘Great Runs…’ series!

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Commentators: Jay Helfert and Ernie Gutierrez