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

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

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 33 Taps Sports-Bar, Hollywood, CA  - Free Pool Every Wednesday!  - 7:30pm – 9:00pm  - Leagues Forming Now!  33 Taps Gets You Over The ‘Hump’!  Can a serious pool More »

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August 16th, 2014 Golden Cue Billiards – South El Monte, CA  Design by: Chris Santana – Fast&Loose Designs New One-Pocket Event on 3rd Saturdays!  Calling all One-Pocket Players from Hard Times, House More »

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Mezz West State Stop #1 – The Final 16!

August 10th @ 1:37 am / PST Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA  Final Players So Far! With matches still in progress after 14 hours of play in The MezzWestStateTour’s 1st tour More »

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The ‘Mezz West State Tour’ – Picks Up Steam!

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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

Watch the 2nd Race of Finals!

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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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ec2577e4ce7d45700645f36cffe22bac-1 Tour Rankings after 2 Stops! 

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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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!

Design by: Chris SantanaFast&Loose Designs

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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Mezz West State Stop #1 – The Final 16!

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August 10th @ 1:37 am / PST

Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA 

Kang Match

Final Players So Far!

With matches still in progress after 14 hours of play in The MezzWestStateTour’s 1st tour stop event at Hard Times Billiards and the live stream currently in progress to determine who will earn a seat in the Final 16 player event at 12:00 Noon / PST, we arrive only at the final 8 players who will return from the Winner’s side.

With one-loss matches still in progress, it leaves us with no choice but to publish the current standings and update this article when we arrive later this morning to continue the event.

UPDATED LIST WILL CONTAIN ALL PLAYERS!

The Final 16 Players

Winner’s Side: 

Tang Hoa vs Ramon Mistica

Santos Sambajon vs Ernesto Dominguez

Rodrigo Geronimo vs Fach Garcia

Lorry vs Chris Wedekind

One Loss Side 

Steve Chaplin  VS  Art Garcia

Jenny Lee  VS  Johnny Kang

Beau Runningen VS  Chris Robinson

Morro Paez   VS   Reid Fleming

The Payouts!

PAYOUTS

Complete Bracket Photo So Far!

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Final Results! 

1st- Rodrigo Geronimo: $1,655

2nd- Ramon Mistica: $1,220

3rd- Johnny Kang: $800

4th- Tang Hoa: $525

5th/6th- Ernesto Dominguez, Chris Wedekind: $345 each

7th/8th- Lorry DeLeon / Santos Sambajon: $230 each

9th-12th- Art Garcia, Morro Paez, Beau Runningan, Fach Garcia: $175 each

13th-16th- Reid Fleming, Jenny Lee, Chris Robinson, Steve Chaplin: $125 each

Congratulations to Ramon Mistica and Rodrigo Geronimo

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Left To Right – Ramon Mistica, Rodrigo ‘Edgie’ Geronimo and Daniel Busch

Winners of the Mezz West State Tour!

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The ‘Mezz West State Tour’ – Picks Up Steam!

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July 30th, 2014

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

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12 Tour Dates Set for Mezz Cues and West State Billiards

With less than  72 hours to register for its first event of 12 tour dates on the west coast of the U.S. – the newly formed Mezz/West State Billiard Tour has already reached a roster of 73 serious pool players, who have waited anxiously for over 3 years to compete in something other than just another independent, one-off event. The 8 month tour, which begins on August 9th at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, will make its way up and down the coast of of California at carefully considered host venues, with the addition of a tour stop in Phoenix, Arizona at the famed ‘Bullshooters‘ venue in January, 2015. Some of the $2,000 added events of the The Mezz West State Tour will vary slightly, playing 10-Ball tournaments at the larger venues and 9-Ball tournaments at the smaller venues. The handicap format of 1 to 2 games on the wire are attracting both the ‘pro players’ who desire more competition and the ‘amateurs’ with a strong desire to take their game to the next level.

2014 Schedule

 ‘Top Gun’ Final Event in March, 2015

Registration for the tour consists of a one-time fee of $25, all of which will be used for funding the final, “Top Gun” event in March of 2015.  Based on simple math, this money would put a target of  300 tour registrants at $7,500 added and the additional $2,000 guaranteed added money at $9,500. The Top Gun will an invitational, based on the tour’s top 16 players overall. A transparent points system similar to the Camel Tour points system from the late 90′s, will be used to calculate who those final 16 players are.

Mezz West State Tour: A quick look!

With an optimistic group of established sponsors, the MezzWestStateTour came to into vision just 3 months ago by Oscar Dominguez, Desiree Rivera and Ra Hanna who currently own and operate the new entity. In the short time since its conception, the first season has been etched in stone, with confirmed tour dates, a comprehensive website, Facebook page, prize fund/s and what looks to be an early discussion of next season’s schedule with venues vying for attention to be considered on the roster.

Oscar Dominguez states in an interview with POV Pool, “We had to cancel one date in Las Vegas because there wasn’t enough time on the schedule to fit it in. If all goes well this season, we would hope to announce our second season to be extended to 10 months, in order to accommodate more stops and venues not just in California.”

Left to Right: Ra Hanna, Desiree Rivera, Oscar Doominguez

Left to Right: Ra Hanna, Desiree Rivera, Oscar Doominguez

With an emphasis on bringing cue-sports in America to a higher standard of excellence and entertainment – Oscar, Desiree and Ra appear to have operations well thought out. This dedicated trio might be onto something good, by creating a format for pool players that are searching for higher ground or a sort of gateway into professional pool. All rules, formats, dates, times and all pertinent information is available online now at www.mezzweststatetour.com

Live-Streaming & Sponsors

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Stop #1 – Live at 1100:am / PST

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Live streaming has been scheduled for the first tour stop on August 9th and 10th, which will be free for all to watch on POV Pool’s Ustream Channel or directly at www.povpool.com/action. Please be sure to check for times and stream schedules at on AZ Billiards, POV Pool’s Ustream Schedule or on POV Pool or Mezz West State’s Facebook page.

Sponsors on this tour so far include: Mezz Cues, West State Billiards, AZ Billiards, Focused Apparel, Xan Tips, Turtle Rack and Fast n Loose Designs.

The Turtle Rack - Racks Both 9 and 10-Ball!

The Turtle Rack – Racks Both 9 and 10-Ball!

In support or the tour, West State Billiards’, Director of Marketing and Sales – Donny Wessels issued the said the following,  “West State Billiard Supply is excited to be part of competitive billiards. Oscar and Desiree will do a fantastic job with the Mezz West State Tour. Pool and Billiards is a beautiful game and we need more of it on the West Coast. We need more participation from players, sponsors and spectators, let’s all do our part.”

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Entries will still be taken on the day of the event!

Players Entered So Far! 

9 = PRO LEVEL

8 = Semi Pro LEVEL

7 = Amateur LEVEL

1.Ernesto Dominguez (9)
2.Oscar Dominguez (9)
3.Larry Bohn (7)
4.Tonee Allin (7)*
5.Steven Brandi Maxwell (7)
6.Howard Kennedy (7)
7.Brian Law (7)
8.Paul Silva (7)
9. Angela Ting (7)
10.Greg Harada (8)
11. Sy Nakashima (8)
12. Corey Harper (9)
13. Hiroko Makiyama (7)
14. Anthony Ortega (7)
15. Juan Ortega (7)
16. Michael Campos (7)
17. Ron Reisler (7)
18. Paul Santos (7)
19. David Martineau (7)*
20. Warren Gonzales (7)
21. Joe Delio (7)*
22. Ramin Bakhtiari (8)
23. Robert Laurie (7)
24. Steve Chaplin (7)
25. Barbara Lee (7)
26. Johnny Kang (8)
27. Randy Hatten (7) *
28. Paul Ewing (7)*
29. Ramon Mistica (9)
30. Jim Burt (7)
31. Beau Runningen (8)
32. Luke Mahan (7)
33. Zeke Morrison (8)
34. Stanton Oda (7)
35. Ken Gouso (7)
36. Chad Barber (7)
37. John Ferguson (7)
38. Ruben Bautista (9)
39. Frank Almanza (7)
40. Rudy Torres (7)
41. Attila Csorba (7)
42. Jerry Stuckart (7)
43. David Gorham (7)*
44. Melinda Huang (7)
45. Kevin May (7)*
46. Jaden Brock (7)
47. Walter Polk Jr. (7)*
48. Vicki Wade (7)
49. Rodney Wynn (7)*
50. Yvonne Asher (7)
51. Lee Brett (8)
52. Aaron Remijo (7)
53. Chris Fangre (8)
54. Art Garcia (7)
55. Mike Meeker (7)
56. Justin Logan (7)
57. Reid Fleming (7)
58. Fach Garcia (8)
59. Rich Hodge (7)
60. Tang hoa (8)
61. Santos Sambajon Jr. (9)
62. Jason Batin (7)
63. Ariel Garrido (7)
64. Chris Wedekind (7)
65. Mark Whitehead (7)
66. Andrew Park (7)
67. Tony Rodriguez (7)
68. Joey Chin (7)
69. Ismael Morro Paez (8)
70. Ross Fregoso (7)
71. Ken Johnson (7)
72. Vic Olam (7)
73. Kevin Collins (7)

 

The Broken Rack is Back!

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July 30th, 2014

The Broken Rack  - Emeryville, CA

Photos and Article by: POV Pool

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Open For Business!

Emeryville, 20140701_123920California welcomes back The Broken Rack this week, after being closed for relocation for over 3 months. With the owners Marilyn and Wayne Boucher, accompanied by Tom Butler, the general contractor, POV Pool was fortunate enough to get an exclusive tour through the new venue, which is located just across the tracks from the old location at the beautifully restored 10,000 sq foot, Bayer distribution and operations building. With a spacious atmosphere, the high ceilings, VIP lounge and a grand island bar, you can look forward to a refreshing experience on the NorCal pool scene with the same, pleasurable service of old.

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Spacious and Playable!

The (New) Broken Rack is a well-lit building that showcases 2 x Diamond, 9 foot tables (The Diamond Lane), 14 x Olhausen, 9 foot tables, 2 x Olhausen 8-Footers, 1 x Full size Brunswick Billiard Table and 1 Full Size Snooker Table. Raised, spectator seating will overlook the 9 foot tables and allow for future tournament action as well as a comfortable gathering with friends. The uniquely shaped, 800 square foot, VIP lounge is also a great addition to the Broken Rack’s ‘rep’. Enjoy a meal or a drink, hold a small party or event or simply bask the day away watching the Giants take the ‘Series’ or have eat your ‘Bowl’ while the 49ers take theirs. 20140701_124028

Kitchen and Dining!

Lunch, dinner or a midnight snack from their new and improved kitchen and menu will make the the island bar worth staying at, which seats over 15 and is adorned with flat screens and fresh beer-taps galore! In contrast to the old location, this bar is much more spacious, so be sure to spread out with your mates and dates.

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Diamonds and More!

In addition to the new and improved amenities at The Broken Rack, customers will definitely enjoy a run for their money on brand new 860 Simonis Cloth. All of the tables from the old location have been fully restored, the pockets completely rejuvenated by none other than Ernesto Dominguez. Marilyn Boucher states, “We went to great lengths to make sure these tables are going to be playable to both the casual and hardcore pool-playing public. We put a lot of thought into making this decision although a difficult one to make, ultimately we felt that the classic drop-pocket tables of the old location are something of a signature to the look and feel of our history as a billiard establishment, which we didn’t want to lose. Plans to expand the new ‘Diamond Lane’ from 2 to possibly 5 or 6 tables are in the works, but for now we think the investment of one additional Diamond table will be enough to capture the attention of traveling road players and visiting pros.”

Games and Fun For All!

The Broken Rack will also be one of the only pool halls in the Bay Area that will have a full size Snooker table, for all the worldly players in Northern California looking to pocket the red and colored balls.

For the amateur player looking to enjoy drinks and a good time with their friends, the intense 1-pocket money playing regular, the holiday 9-ball tournament player or the local business employee looking to getaway for a delicious lunch, the Broken Rack will definitely have it all.

The Broken Rack
5768 Peladeau St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 562-9808

www.thebrokenrack.com

Million Dollar Billiards’, 3-Cushion Event to be Streamed, Live!

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July 25th & 26th 

Million Dollar Billiards – 12135 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606

Entries Still Being Taken – Call (323) 490-8075

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3-Cushion Billiards Gets A Boost in SoCal! 

The Billiard Community can thank, Hector Ocampo, owner of ‘Million Dollar Billiards’ in North Hollywood, CA who has been hard at work preparing for his biggest event since opening his doors in 2011, Frédéric Caudron, Pedro Piedrabuena and Kyung-Roul Kim are just a few of the huge names to look  for on July 25th and 26th, 2014. The event will be live streamed on POV Pool, With tournament direction and management by Ricky Carranco. Hector has made a point of bringing in some of the world’s top billiards playing talent to compete in this, 1st and hopefully annual, ‘Summer Tournament Of Champions’. With at least 40 participants expected, it’s an open event with a slight handicap for top players and semi-pros, giving the less skilled players a real chance to come in the money. It will be played on 7, ‘Paramount’ – Verhoeven Tables which are maintained by Insoo Park, Hector’s table mechanic of choice.

Live Streaming Scheduled on POV Pool!

POV Pool would like to thank Ricky Carranco for suggesting to Hector Ocampo to enlist our streaming service, which will commence at 9:00 AM / PST to feature the first day’s ’round robin’ format and carry on through the evening until we arrive at a final 16, single elimination bracket at 9:00 AM / PST the following morning.  The live stream will be free for all to enjoy.

POV Pool would also like to thank: Automated Entertainment, Kozoom, Hector Ocampo, OB Cues and Kamui Tips

 Live streaming on July 25th & 26th at 9:00am PST at http://www.povpool.com/action

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OB’s New OB ‘Plus’ Shafts Now Available!

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June 21st, 2014

OB Cues Headquarters – Plano, TX

OB ‘Plus’ Shaft! 

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OB Cues is very excited to announce the launch of a new era for our company and a new era for performance pool cue shafts. Since 2005, the design and performance of the OB Shafts have remained mostly unchanged….until now.
Introducing OB Plus Shafts:

  • The original laminated SR6 construction that we have used for the last 9 years has now been changed to a solid maple SR6+ construction.
  • All new OB Plus Shafts will come with a lifetime warranty against warpage!
  • The tip end mass in the new shafts has been reduced by an average of 13%. Less tip end mass is the primary key to less cueball deflection. You reduce the tip end mass and you reduce cueball deflection.
  • The carbon fiber pad and ferrule have been redesigned for improved strength and performance. The pad on the Classic+ and Pro+ shafts is now recessed into the top of the ferrule. The ferrule material on the Classic+ and Pro+ shafts is now linen melamine which is even stronger than before.
  • The maple that we are using on all of the new shafts is a higher grade that looks better and feels smoother.

In summary, our new shafts are built stronger, have a lifetime warpage warranty, play better, look better, feel better and are still 100% made in the USA! The new OB Plus shafts are replacing our current OB shafts and are available to order now and will start shipping next week on June 27th. You can order online directly from OB or you can contact your nearest dealer for availability and pricing. OB is headquartered in Plano, Texas and is a leading manufacturer of high performance pool cues and pool cue shafts made 100% in the USA since 2005. For more information on OB Cues or OB shafts or to become an authorized dealer, please visit www.obcues.com

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