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January 16th – 21st • ‘USBA Gabriel’s Tour Event’ (3-Cushion)
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September 30th, 2016 POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA By: Daniel Busch Celebrating 5 Years of live-streamed action and event coverage Chris Swart’s, California Billiards in Fremont are currently taking entries More »
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles By: Daniel Busch Pierce Custom NorCal: Stop #2 at Diamond Billiards, Fresno – CA Sheri Dadian’s, ‘Diamond Billiards’ in Fresno, California is this More »
POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA October 8th, 2016 Story By: Geraldine Thibodeau Edited by: Daniel Busch 3 Cushion Billiards competition set for Casino Del Sol Casino Del Sol Resort 5655 More »
Story by Alison M. Fischer October 5, 2016 (Denver, CO) In July, the 2016 Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships qualified 14 billiard student-athletes to represent North America as part More »
September 20th, 2016 Edgie’s Billiards – Milpitas, CA By: Daniel Busch Additional Photo Credit: Andre Kim Pham Northern California’s newest pool tour makes a strong debut! A queue of 9 pool rooms on the More »
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By: Daniel Busch
Chris Swart’s, California Billiards in Fremont are currently taking entries for “POV Pool’s 5th Anniversary Pool Tournament”, taking place on December 9th-11th, 2016. The 3-day event will consist of a mini 9-ball tournament on Friday evening, and followed by a $2,000 added one-pocket tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Entries for both tournaments can be taken in person, by mail or credit card by calling 510-668-1670.
December 5th 2016, POV Pool Media will officially reach a milestone of 5 years in operation since its broadcast of ‘The Big Deal’, 9 Ball Tournament at The House Of Billiards in Sherman Oaks. The 2 day event ended with an exciting final match between, Wayne Pullen and Jerry Lin (Watch it here). Inspired directly by videos and events produced by entities like ‘Accu-Stats’, ‘The Action Report’ and ‘Inside Pool’ the, ‘POV Pool’ brand name was launched to compete with the ongoing demand for live coverage of pool players and events happening on the west coast of the United States. Since that time, ‘POV’ has provided coverage at almost 200 separate events and produced almost 2000 matches which, are archived on YouTube.
Live streamed coverage will take place during all 3 days of the event. We are also working to provide fans, supporters and players with some special giveaways during the event. Some additional programming is expected to include special memories and moments. POV Pool would like to thank our sponsors of this event and also our long list of supporters over the years (too long to list here).
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9-Ball Mini-Tournament: December 9th
1-Pocket Tournament: December 10th – 11th
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles
By: Daniel Busch
Sheri Dadian’s, ‘Diamond Billiards’ in Fresno, California is this weekend’s host of the Pierce Custom Cues, NorCal Pool Tour’s 2nd stop of 10, taking in a total of 39 entrants from all over California. This weekend’s event is a 9 ball competition which is also being streamed live on Jaynard Orque’s Facebook Page. Consisting primarily of local players from the Bay Area and a few notables from Southern California; Sy Nakashima, Jeff Nesbihal, Justin Marks, Larry Bohn and Sam Kim have shown support of Jaynard’s tour. There is also a ‘live bracket’ page, HERE for supporters looking for status updates on their favorite players involved. As the players battle it out for at this $1000 added event, another Jim Pierce Cue will be given away to someone in attendance at Diamond this weekend. This event is the 2nd in a string of 10 pool tournaments taking place at various venues in Northern California.
Streamed live with POV POOL, The 3rd tour stop on the Jim Pierce NorCal schedule will take place at one of California’s premier billiard venues; Chris Swart’s, California Billiards, which includes 30 x Gold Crown tables, full bar and full-food menu and many other amenities including hotels and free parking. Entries for the NorCal Pool Tour are always open without any deadlines at $65 per event. For more information, entries, sponsorship or hosting inquiries with the NorCal Pool Tour – Please visit them at their NorCal Pool Tour: Facebook Group Page
Schedule Payouts for this event:
POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA
October 8th, 2016
Story By: Geraldine Thibodeau
Edited by: Daniel Busch
Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 West Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85787
January 16th-21st, 2017
In January of 2017, The United States Billiard Association (USBA) will hold a prestigious 3-cushion, double-header event at Tucson, Arizona’s premier resort and casino/venue, Casino Del Sol. The 6-day event from January 16th-21st will consist of two competitions, each open to 40 players: a ‘B’ level and an (All level) ‘Open’ tournament. Entries for both events are currently being reserved via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone with USBA President, Mazin Shooni at: (248) 910-4466.
In the ‘B’-level event, the entrants will compete amongst themselves without having to matchup against some of the country’s top level pros such as, Pedro Piedrabuena, Hugo Patino and others who will attend the ‘Open’. If they would like to play in both events, ‘B’-level (and under) players will have the chance to enter the ‘Open’ event at a reduced rate, whereas players playing the ‘Open’ only event will pay full price. Added monies are scheduled and in the process of being determined for both events.
To Mazin and others board members at the USBA, the upcoming Casino Del Sol event draws inspiration from the ‘Crystal Kelly Cup’, a well funded and prestigious tournament which, held its last event at Promenade des Anglais in Nice in 2011. The Crystal Kelly Cup has always been regarded as a prestigious yet elegant and intimate setting; its venues, its players, its equipment regarded at the highest standard in billiard competition in modern history and attended by the best of our time, such as Dick Jaspers, Thorbjorn Blomdahl, Sir Raymond Ceulemans, Frederic Caudron and other elite players. The Casino Del Sol and its sponsors have spared no expense to bring the same standard of quality to the upcoming Gabriel’s event in January.
It is not without the help of its sponsors that the United States Billiard Association is able to provide its members with events such as these. With continued success The USBA strives to add more events to its roster. so that players can experience billiard competition at its highest level and quality in the Nation. Their most gracious. ‘headline’ sponsor, Gabriel’s Billiards has made it possible to provide this event with 5 x ‘Imperator V’ heated billiard tables, graced with factory delivered, Simonis ‘300’ tournament cloth from Simonis and also using premium, Aramith tournament billiard balls. USBA also thanks the Casino Del Sol for showing great interest and making direct investments of space and accommodations for cue-sports events such as this. The USBA could also not be able to provide prize funds and additional tournament services without direct financial and product support from, Tiger Products and the Cheqio Brand. And finally, the USBA also shows its gratitude for the support of Paul Frankel and Professor Q Ball’s, National and 3-Cushion News for promotional, editorial and logistical contributions.
As a service to the billiard community and to further promote 3-cushion competition, the USBA has also contracted live-streaming and broadcast services of Point Of View Pool Media (www.POVPOOL.com) where, they will provide free, live-coverage from the Casino Del Sol to the masses on POV Pool’s YouTube Channel and also be providing a ‘Real Time Feed Page’ on www.POVPOOL.com for audiences to track results and updates.
*Special Note: “B” Players can play in both tournaments for $160 each tournament
Players in the tournament are required to stay at Casino Del Sol Resort
All registered players will receive a Free Buffet and Discounted Room Price of $99 for a double room
Please use offer code: USBATCT to receive the group rate
Casino Del Sol Reservations 1-855-SOL-PLAY (765-7829)
If you would like more information regarding this event or other USBA events, contact:
Mazin Shooni at 248.910.4466 or email him at email@example.com
For up-to-the-minute coverage during the event and all your 3-cushion news, go to
Story by Alison M. Fischer
In July, the 2016 Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships qualified 14 billiard student-athletes to represent North America as part of Team USA at the upcoming WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association) Junior 9-Ball Championships. On November 16-20, 2016, the prestigious annual world event will take place in Shanghai, China for the third consecutive year.
Through the support of the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), the BEF continues to coordinate international travel and participation for this tournament, a tradition it has carried on for the past two decades.
1. Ricky Evans, age 15 (St. Peters, MO)
2. Nathan Diederich, age 18 (Victorville, CA)
3. Travis Southard, age 17 (Reidsville, NC)
4. Nathan Childress, age 14 (North Chesterfield, VA)
5. Mahkeal Parris, age 14 (Kingshill, St. Croix, USVI)
6. Joey Tate, age 11 (Lake Villa, IL)
7. Evan Swett, age 16 (Wichita, KS)
8. April Larson, age 16 (Bloomington, MN)
9. Michelle Jiang, age 16 (Harvard, MA)
10. Hailey Fullerton, age 16 (Lake Park, MN)
11. Ashley Fullerton, age 14 (Lake Park, MN)
12. Vivian Liu, age 14 (Harvard, MA)
13. Serena Black, age 18 (Warrensburg, IL)
14. Emily Herpel, age 16 (Freehold, NY)
Along with the lineup of talent from the U.S., Canadian players Nicholas Ridley and Waleed Hasheem will also be representing North America at the Junior World Championships. Fundraisers are currently being held around the country to support these fine players on their quest for a world title. For more information on how you can help them on their journey, contact the BEF office at (303) 926-1039 or visit billiardeducation.org.
(BEF) The BEF was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit billiardeducation.org or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.
Visit the Billiard Education Foundation at: http://billiardeducation.org
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September 20th, 2016
Edgie’s Billiards – Milpitas, CA
By: Daniel Busch
Additional Photo Credit: Andre Kim Pham
A queue of 9 pool rooms on the west coast have agreed to host a string of tournaments dubbed, ‘The Pierce Custom Cues, NorCal Pool Tour’ in association with Jim Pierce Custom Cues. The rooms will host a mix of 9 and 10 ball tournaments that are formatted to attract multiple levels of players from the top pros, the colorful competitors and even the self-proclaimed ‘pool hustlers’. Boasting $1,000 added monies per event with a $65 entry fee per stop, The Pierce Custom Cues, NorCal Pool Tour features a slight ‘game’ adjustment which, is based on overall skill level. All player ratings determined by past performance and reputation in the pool community at various other events and tours. Most established, professional players will play to 10 games whereas, the lowest skilled player would play to 6 games, with an 8 game ‘intermediate’ level.
The NorCal Pool Tour kicked off it’s 2016 season on September 3rd & 4th at Edgie’s Billiards in Milpitas, CA; took in 90 players and was won by ‘Combination’ Jason Williams who, hails from Concord, CA. Edgie’s Billiards will also host the final stop after 8 more destinations that, will take us through to March of 2017. The Edgie’s ‘Finale Event’ will be open to any player who plays at least two of the 9 tour stops. All $15 registration monies are to be added to the prize fund of the ‘Finale Event’. Edgie’s Billiards in Milpitas has been in business for 23 years and have hosted multiple pool and billiards events including multiple, special exhibitions with Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante, APA Tournament and regional playoffs and The 2012 California Classic (3-Cushion) Tournament Event.
Edgie’s on the web: www.edgies.biz
The ‘Pierce Custom Cues, NorCal Pool Tour’ was originally conceived by a local, Bay Area pool player named Jaynard Orque who approached his friend, Jim Pierce, a cue-maker, about supporting and sponsoring a pool tour in the area. With Jim Pierce on board, things fell into place and Jaynard’s job very quickly began to take shape. Jaynard has taken on the monumental task of organizing, scheduling and coordinating all stops, arranging the sponsor packages and is taking a back seat from playing this year, in order to fill the shoes as the tour’s ‘official’ Tournament Director. Jaynard states, “Deep down, I am a pool player and would love to compete but, I feel that it’s my job as a promoter and organizer to focus on each event and to make sure that everyone involved is satisfied with the operations.” Hopefully in the future, we will get to see Jaynard compete as a player on this and other tours. It is no secret that he is talented enough to become one of the tour’s favorites and to win a few of stops. A big sacrifice for Jaynard Orque (Hats off, to you).
The goal of the tour is to promote the local billiard venues and players in the northern California region whilst, providing additional support and promotion to its sponsors. Each host venue has committed to posting $1,000 added money toward the prize fund/s, while tour sponsors provide merchandise support for giveaways to those in attendance. At each stop, Jim Pierce has handcrafted a special, player’s cue to be given away to one of the players or spectators in attendance. Hustlin’ USA is providing custom ‘NorCal Tour’ shirts for sale, whilst Doug Montgomery’s ‘Unglove‘ company, Bain Mendoza’s ‘PiUS Promotions‘, AndyCloth USA and Len’s California Billiard Supply have provided additional support and tour-funding items.
Be sure to check these dates below and get your tips on for these great events coming up in the Bay Area of California – Thanks to Jaynard Orque, Jim Pierce, Hustlin’ USA, Unglove, PiUS Promotions and to all of the room owners who support these functions.
The first of 10, Pierce Custom Cues was won by Gerald Scheuerman at Edgie’s Billiards. Congratulations, Gerald!
For more information or additional sponsorship inquiries on the ‘Pierce Custom Cues, NorCal Pool Tour’ you can visit their Facebook page. POV Pool is pleased to announce that we will be providing live coverage of the 3rd stop at California Billiards in Fremont, CA on October 22nd/23rd. Please feel free to join us on POV Pool’s YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/povpool/live. We would also like to extend an additional ‘Thanks’ to Chris Swart, Owner of California Billiards who, is instrumental in bringing the broadcast to your devices and homes.
POV Pool to celebrate its 5th Year Anniversary (December, 2016)
POV Pool to stream from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona (January 2017)
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