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Great Runs in Pool #7 – Shane VanBoening

Photo By: Michael Brown #7 Shane VanBoening  - United States Shane VanBoening vs Max Eberle  –  Hard Times 10 Ball Open 2012 An oldie from POV Pool’s archive finds Shane with a More »

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Great Runs in Pool #6 – Beau Runningen

Cover Photo and Artwork by:  Chris Santana / FastnLooseDesigns #6 – Beau Runningen  -United States  Beau Runningen vs Ernesto Dominguez – From Mezz West State Tour Stop #1 FULL MATCH HERE! Watch More »

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Virtual Pool 4 Officially Releases ‘Online’!

A Free, ‘Online’ Pool Game with an Event-Oriented Social Network! Celeris has released Virtual Pool 4 Online, a free, 3D online pool game and an event-oriented social network with tournaments, ladders, a More »

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Great Runs in Pool #5 – Dennis Orcollo

#5 Dennis Orcollo  Philippines Orcollo vs Ruben Bautista – Final Match at Hard Times ’10’ Ball The biggest money player in the world, Dennis Orcollo shows us how he gets out of trouble. More »

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Great Runs in Pool #4 – Ramon Mistica!

#4 – Ramon Mistica   Philippines Ramon seals up the first game with ease!  Ramon Mistica has been on a rampage on the west coast as of late, racking up top 16 More »

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Rodrigo Takes Stop #4 – Mezz West State Tour!

Written by: Oscar Dominguez Photos by – POV Pool September 30th, 2014 Plush Pocket Billiards – Northridge, CA The Mezz West State Tour Event #4   The Mezz West State Tour completed More »

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Great Runs in Pool #7 – Shane VanBoening

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#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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Commentators: Jay Helfert and Ernie Gutierrez

Great Runs in Pool #6 – Beau Runningen

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#6 – Beau Runningen

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Beau Runningen vs Ernesto Dominguez – From Mezz West State Tour Stop #1

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One of our best, west coast up and comers, Beau Runningen has been playing hard this year; taking down names like Ernesto Dominguez, Ruben Bautista, Rodrigo Geronimo and many more… Be sure to keep an eye on Beau, as he has many more where this came from!

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Virtual Pool 4 Officially Releases ‘Online’!

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A Free, ‘Online’ Pool Game with an Event-Oriented Social Network!

Celeris has released Virtual Pool 4 Online, a free, 3D online pool game and an event-oriented social network with tournaments, ladders, a calendar of events, and a pool lobby where you can chat with your friends. The gaming platform lets you play 28 games including 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Snooker, Billiards, and Pub Pool.

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The games let players compete in tournaments or play with friends. Tournaments run continuously, and include single- and double-elimination formats. To ensure a high level of competition for all players from novice to champion, some tournaments are restricted to players of a certain skill rating, and others have handicapping.

The Virtual Pool 4 Online website is a social network that keeps players connected with friends and events. In addition to player profiles, friends lists, tournament sign-ups, a calendar of upcoming events, rankings, and statistics information, players can also view tournament brackets and real-time match scores. Players can find friends and enter their pool rooms with a single click. Players can even upload great shots to share with other players.

Virtual Pool 4 Online’s lobby is the main meeting and chatting place for players. It’s easy to find opponents there, or just hang out and enjoy the conversations with other pool enthusiasts. It’s simple to set up a private chat and hold a personal conversation. Players can create Match or Challenge rooms and optionally password protect them to make them private. In Match rooms, players can play any game, to any score, on any table, in any venue, with players chosen by the game master. There is even team play. Challenge rooms are “King of the Hill” events in which the winner stays on, and other players queue to try to beat the king.
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At no cost, players have unlimited access to 8-Ball, 9-Ball, and 6-Ball on a bar pool table. Players can upgrade to Premium service for an annual $9.95(US) purchase of V$ 1000 of virtual currency that can be used to enter tournaments. Top tournament finishers win virtual currency prizes. Players can also use virtual currency to buy break cues, jump cues, after-market playing shafts that lower cue deflection and make shooting more accurate, and fancy cues with ivory and precious stone inlays.

Players can enjoy Virtual Pool 4 Online on any modern Windows computer. For more information, or to start playing immediately, visit http://vponline.celeris.com/vp4onprod?ref=povpoolrelease

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Great Runs in Pool #5 – Dennis Orcollo

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#5 Dennis Orcollo

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Orcollo vs Ruben Bautista – Final Match at Hard Times ’10’ Ball

The biggest money player in the world, Dennis Orcollo shows us how he gets out of trouble. Great breakouts and well timed shots here, in this match with Ruben Bautista in the finals of the 2014 Hard Times 10 Ball Open event.

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Commentators: Jay Helfert and Max Eberle

Great Runs in Pool #4 – Ramon Mistica!

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#4 – Ramon Mistica

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Ramon seals up the first game with ease! 

Ramon Mistica has been on a rampage on the west coast as of late, racking up top 16 wins for at least 5 of his past major events. Here, we see Ramon free-stroke his way through a rack against Rodney Morris, in the Finals of the 2014 Cole Dickson Event at Family Billiards.

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Great Runs in Pool – #4 – Ramon Mistica

Rodrigo Takes Stop #4 – Mezz West State Tour!

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Written by: Oscar Dominguez
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September 30th, 2014

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The Mezz West State Tour Event #4

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The Mezz West State Tour completed stop #4 in beautiful Northridge, CA at Plush Pocket Billiards the weekend of September 27th and 28th with another excellent field of 91 players for our 9 ball event. Our gracious host, Steve Yi, opened his 20 pool table pool room and their staff worked tirelessly to accommodate the many players and fans in attendance.

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Efren Reyes at Mezz West State Tour #4 playing Vilmos Foldes on POV Pool

The Mezz West State Tour has garnered a strong following and had several special guests in attendance. The legendary Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante came a few days early to the Los Angeles area before their departure to the Poplar Bluff, MO one pocket event and decided to give all the locals a treat with their amazing skills. In addition to the obvious world champions in attendance, several other world class players were in the field such as; Vilmos Foldes, Santos Sambajon, Ernesto and Oscar Dominguez, Ramon Mistica, John “Mr. 400” Schmidt along with WPBA pros Stacy Novak, Jenny Lee, and Melissa Herndon. The 91 player field was whittled down to 24 on Sunday morning and the crowd in attendance was in for a treat as high class 9 ball was demonstrated at a world class level. In a marquee match, Rodrigo Geronimo played a tough battle with Efren Reyes where a few uncharacteristic misses by Efren made the difference in the match. This led to Rodrigo playing Bustamante for the hotseat and Rodrigo kept his hot streak on the Mezz West State tour alive by once again being the man to beat on the tour.

Meanwhile on the one loss side, strong semi pro player Johnny Kang had another brilliant performance playing high caliber pool with his ultra aggressive style. It took both Efren and Bustamante to finally bring him down with a solid 4th place finish leaving the top 3 players all Filipino of Bustamante, Reyes, and Geronimo. Due to time constraints of catching an early morning flight to Missouri, the top three players played a shortened race leaving Reyes in 3rd, Bustamante in 2nd, and Rodrigo Geronimo again to win a Mezz West State Tour Stop. These classy professionals showed why they are some of the greatest players to ever live by playing at a level above the field. It was a pleasure seeing pool played at its finest and the fans were treated to a great show. Additionally, the Top Female $100 bonus was won by Melissa Herndon as she makes a comeback to the pool world and we could not be happier to have a champion person and player back in the mix with the guys.

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Francisco Bustamante and Ramon Mistica at Plush Pocket in Northridge, CA

The MWST would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support; Mezz Cues, West State Billiard Supply, POV Pool, AZBilliards, NYCGrind, Kurzweil’s Country Meats, Fast&Loose Designs, Turtle Rack, and ZAN tips. Our next stop is November 8/9 at Billiard Palacade in San Francisco, CA. Please be sure to visit our website www.mezzweststatetour.com for any questions and the rest of our schedule.

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Payouts:
1st- Rodrigo Geronimo: $1,550
2nd- Francisco Bustamante: $1,000
3rd- Efren Reyes: $700
4th- Johnny Kang: $450
5th/6th- Vilmos Foldes, Santos Sambajon: $300 each
7th/8th- Beau Runningen, Dave Hemmah: $225 each
9th-12th- Jason Ferroni, Oscar Dominguez, Ernesto Dominguez, James Cavallo :$155 each
13th-16th- Fach Garcia, Bob Jocz, Chris Wedekind, Mike Lin: $110 each
17th-24th- Dave Martineau, Jerry Lin, Rodney Wynn, Ramon Mistica, Jim Burt, Attila Bezdan, Nick Spano, John Schmidt: $80 each
Top Female- Melissa Herndon: $100

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Great Runs in Pool #3 – Johnny Kang!

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Johnny Kang – Would the real champion of the Mezz West State Tour “Please Stand Up!”

Recorded on September 28th at Plush Pocket in Northridge, CA – Johnny Kang is very quickly rising to the top of the player field on the west coast of the United States, being bested only by champions from the Philippines, Johnny has just barely missed his chance to play the finals of the Mezz West State Tour in 2 of his last 3 attempts.

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POV Pool’s – “Great Runs in Pool” – #2 – Carlo Biado

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#2 – Carlo Biado

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Streamed live from Hard Times Billiards in this ‘final’ match against Alex Pagulayan at the 2013 ‘Hard Times 10-Ball Open‘. Carlo Biado earns the room’s respect and a funny little moment.

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Great Runs in Pool! #1 Rodrigo ‘Edgie’ Geronimo!

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#1 – Rodrigo Geronimo 

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The Amazing Efren Reyes – Must Watch!

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Thanks to everyone for participating and getting involved with The Mezz West State Tour!

It’s only been 4 stops and we have all packed a lot of action into it – not without the help of great sponsors, hard working people behind the scenes, great players and friendly host venues. Oscar and Desires’s Mezz West State Tour are getting a huge thumbs up from everyone it reaches.

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Recorded on Sunday, September 28th, 2o14 at Plush Pocket in Northridge, CA a 9 Ball match with Vimos Foldes at Stop #4 of The Mezz West State Tour.

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