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Mezz West State Tour Begins Day Two with its Final 32…     Winner’s Side Kevin May(L) vs. Attila Bezdan(W) Yoli Handoko(L) vs. Johnny Kang(W) Beau Runningen(W) vs. Tommy Lipps(L) Oscar Dominguez(L) More »

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Mezz West State Tour #7 – Live from Family Billiards!

Saturday-Sunday, December 13th-14th, 2014 Family Billiards – San Francisco, CA Mezz West State Tour!  Family Billiards Hosting Stop #7!  Once again, Oscar Dominguez and Desiree Rivera’s ‘Mezz West State Tour’ will be More »

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“A Holiday Wish” Event: Giving Going a Long Way – Dec 6th!

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 Golden Cue Billiards – South El Monte A ‘Holiday Wish’ this Season!  Going a long way with a small act of kindness this year, on Saturday, December 6th, More »

Efren Reyes and Daniel Busch

Does Efren Reyes Ever Miscue?

Please enjoy this video clip of Efren Reyes! Playing One-Pocket with Richard Grenier this year, one of POV Pool’s commentators, BOX made an observation about Efren’s chalking fundamentals and pre-shot rituals. He More »

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MZWST – #6 – Santos ‘Dances’ to the Finals from the One-Loss!

by: Oscar Dominguez w/ special edit by *POV Pool Sunday, November 16th, 2014 On Cue Billiards – La Mesa, CA On Cue Hosts Largest Field To Date!  Stop #6 on the Mezz More »

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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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Mezz West State Tour Stop #7: Family Billiards

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Mezz West State Tour Begins Day Two with its Final 32…
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Kevin May(L) vs. Attila Bezdan(W)
Yoli Handoko(L) vs. Johnny Kang(W)
Beau Runningen(W) vs. Tommy Lipps(L)
Oscar Dominguez(L) vs. Danny Gokhul(W)
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Amar Kang(W) vs. Jason Williams(L)
Phil Prentice(W) vs. Chris Koyama(L)
Ernesto Dominguez(W) vs. Delbert Wong(L)
Jaynard Orque(W) vs. Vilmos Foldes(L)
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Ernesto Dominguez(W) vs. Yoli Handoko(L)
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Tommy Lipps (W) vs. Phil Prentice (L)
Amar Kang (L) vs. Oscar Dominguez (W)
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Johnny Kang (L) vs. Beau Runningen (W)

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Pay-Outs
1. Beau Runningen $1,300
2. Oscar Dominguez $1,000
3. Johnny Kang $700
4. Danny Gokhul $500
5. Ernesto Dominguez $300
6. Attila Bezdan $300
8. Tommy Lipps $200
7. Kevin May $200
9. Jaynard Orque $125
10. Phil Prentice $125
11. Amar Kang $125
12. Yoli Handoko $125
13. Vilmos Foldes $100
14. Delbert Wong $100
15. Jason Williams $100
16. Chris Koyama $100
Top Female: Lindsey Dorn $100

Mezz West State Tour #7 – Live from Family Billiards!

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Saturday-Sunday, December 13th-14th, 2014
Family Billiards – San Francisco, CA
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Family Billiards Hosting Stop #7! 

Once again, Oscar Dominguez and Desiree Rivera’s ‘Mezz West State Tour’ will be making a stop at Delbert Wong’s ‘Family Billiards‘ venue in San Francisco, California – chalking up the 7th in a total of 11 stops in its debut season on the west coast of the United States. Playing 9 ball on Delbert’s collection of 18 Brunswick, Gold Crown pool tables, we are sure to catch some great moments in pool history as over 200 members of the tour compete heavily to qualify for the tour’s ‘Top Gun 32′ event which, will be played out at Hard Times Billiards in Southern California on March 7th-8th, 2015.

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Live Streaming on POV Pool! 

This weekend’s event will be live streamed on POV Pool for all to enjoy. Be sure to log in early as we expect to get an early start with a hopeful field of at least 80 players, new and returning. This will not be the first visit that POV Pool has made to Delbert’s room, streaming two Cole Dickson Memorial tournaments, we are sure to have all the best camera angles and commentary booked for your enjoyment.

Stream Times – Saturday and Sunday – December 13th-14th @ 10:30 AM / PST 

LIVE STREAM LINK WITH CHAT!

Raffles, Shirts and more…

Mezz West State Tour has t-shirts, merchandise like Zan Tips and other sponsored items available for sale and a Mezz Cue Raffle will also take place. Through snow, sleet, hail or even a few puddle jumps, we highly recommend you attend this event and check out the pool tour that is changing the game for pool in America! MEZZ TSHIRT

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 Entertainmentand 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.

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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’!

 

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“A Holiday Wish” Event: Giving Going a Long Way – Dec 6th!

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Golden Cue Billiards – South El Monte

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A ‘Holiday Wish’ this Season! 

Going a long way with a small act of kindness this year, on Saturday, December 6th, Geraldine Thibodeau and Marc Ong have teamed up with Golden Cue Billiard’s owner, Ken Hoshide and Daniel Busch of POV Pool to hold a charity event and toy drive for the city of South El Monte’s Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway to benefit less fortunate children within the local community. Ken Hoshide, owner of the Golden Cue, has been a tremendous support to POV Pool and did not hesitate to host the event at his poolroom.  It was Kenny’s suggestion that we give back to the local area and advised us that the city of South El Monte was having a toy drive.  Most of the clientele of the Golden Cue live locally and we knew this would be an ideal charity to work with.

This Saturday’s event consists of an 8-Ball Jack & Jill Scotch Doubles Tournament, raffles throughout the day and a Marty Carey Trick Shot Exhibition.  The scotch doubles tournament will allow for a maximum of 32 teams, Double Elimination on both sides, racing to two.  For a $40 entry fee into the tournament, each team will get 2 raffle tickets, 2 PoolHall Plushies, 2 meal tickets, $10 donation and $20 to the prize fund of the tournament.

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Several companies of the pool and billiard world have stepped up to donate items for the raffle.  POV Pool has been fortunate to be friends with Max Eberle for 10 years now.  In contacting Max, he was excited to donate several, free hours of his online Pro Pool Academy, as well as the Powerful Pool DVD.  Max went a step further and contacted Bob Meucci of Meucci cues and asked him if he would also like to help in this charity event.  In all generosity, Mr. Meucci ‘RUSHED’ a Meucci, RB4 – Green Cue to us for the raffle as a fitting grand prize!
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An Exhibition with Marty Carey

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Ranked #20 against other champion artistic pool players, Marty Carey is not only donating a Marty Carey Jump Q. And, for one night only at the Golden Cue for the “Holiday Wish Charity Event,” Marty Carey will also be perforning an exciting 2-part, artistic exhibition at scheduled intervals. Marty is not unfamiliar to the idea of helping and inspiring children, he has created a tour that he travels to different Boys and Girls’ Clubs across California teaching trick shots.  As someone who wants to motivate the future of pool toward success, he did not hesitate to commit to performing at this charity event.
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We would like to give our sincere thanks to Marty Carey for his Jump Q donation to the raffle, as well as donating his time to come down and provide an hour of entertainment throughout the day!
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POV Pool could not put on this tournament or event alone.  Marc Ong, the San Gabriel Valley APA league operator and Dawn Fanty, have put in as much time and effort to bring this event to life.  Marc and Lady will be directing the tournament, as well as have been taking entrants and selling raffle tickets in the last month.  With their help, they connected the Holiday Wish Charity Event with ‘Simply The Best Poultry’ to donate 40lbs of chicken, so that we could also provide food.  And with special thanks to Renee Williams for donating her time and energy to prepare food at this event.
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Does Efren Reyes Ever Miscue?

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Please enjoy this video clip of Efren Reyes!

Playing One-Pocket with Richard Grenier this year, one of POV Pool’s commentators, BOX made an observation about Efren’s chalking fundamentals and pre-shot rituals. He exclaims that he’s NEVER seen Efren miscue.

Well, it turns out that Box is not right about everything… It turns out that Efren did miscue in competitive play, during his match with Earl Strickland in ‘The Color Of Money” competition in 1997. I will have to say, however that once in 17 years ain’t bad!

Efren Miscues in this video at 58:55 minutes.

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Great Runs in Pool #3 – Johnny Kang

Great Runs in Pool #2 – Carlo Biado

MZWST – #6 – Santos ‘Dances’ to the Finals from the One-Loss!

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by: Oscar Dominguez w/ special edit by *POV Pool

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

On Cue Billiards – La Mesa, CA

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On Cue Hosts Largest Field To Date! 

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Stop #6 on the Mezz West State Tour headed south to the San Diego area of La Mesa, CA to On Cue Billiards. 96 players from all over California, Nevada, Arizona, and several international players were all in attendance for a chance to grasp their hands on piece of the $6,800 prize fund. Leading the top half of the bracket was Phoenix, Arizona native Tim Daniel. Tim had strong wins over Art Garcia, Kevin May, Ramin Bakhtiari, Victor Ignacio, and Chris Fangre all the way to the hot seat match. While on the lower half, Santos Sambajon Jr. slowly but surely snuck his way through players Mike Meeker, Al Garcia, Fach Garcia, Ernesto Dominguez, Tang Hoa, and Amir Shoshan setting up the hot seat match between Daniels and Sambajon. This match would prove to be a lob-sided one as Santos’ experience and shotmaking took the hot seat with a resounding 9-2 scoreline.

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After an early defeat, Hungarian native Vilmos Foldes stormed through the losers bracket with 6 wins on the losers side. Tim Daniels finally stopped the former Junior World Champion in his tracks to settle for third place setting up a rematch in the true double elimination finals between Daniel and Sambajon.

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***Check out this great clip with Efren Reyes!*** 

*Special Edit and video clip from POV Pool! 

*The biggest upset of the weekend happened between Vilmos Foldes and Tim Daniel, during this 3rd place match. Foldes, considered one of the favorites to win this tournament found himself struggling to keep up with the Tim Daniel who’s luck came just in time in this race to 9 match. This was a heart stopping moment for many in the room and left everyone speechless. A tough break for Vilmos, who took 3rd in this event. Take a look now at this clip, brought to you by POV Pool, commentators, Daniel Busch and Clyde Nooris:

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The Finals: Santos Sambajon vs Tim Daniel! 

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The packed house at On Cue was treated to a nail biting finals as Daniels managed to control the first set with uncharacteristic errors on behalf of the diminutive Filipino by a 9-4 score. Santos and Daniels battled toe to toe in the final and concluding second set with Daniels having a very routine out with only 3 balls left on the table. Upon pocketing the 7, Daniels left himself a slightly awkward angle which would prove costly as Daniels failed to manage the carom on the 9 correctly by scratching, only leaving the gift of shooting the 9 ball with ball in hand for Santos. The devastated Daniels consoled himself with runner up prize money of $1000 while Santos took home the title and $1500 first prize.

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A very special thanks to all of our sponsors; Mezz Cues, West State Billiard Supply, ZAN tips, Turtle Rack, POVPool, NYCGrind, AZBilliards, Kurzweil’s Country Meats, Marty Carey Jump Cue, Virtual Pool 4, and Fast & Loose Designs.

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POV Pool Thanks… 

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Point of View Pool would like to thank: Oscar Dominguez, Desiree Rivera, Ashi Fachler, 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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Final Results:

1st Santos Sambajon – $1500
2nd Tim Daniels – $1000
3rd Vilmos Foldes – $700
4th Amir Shoshan – $500
5-6th Ernesto Dominguez and Chris Fangre – $300
7-8th Babken Melkonyan and Dave Hemmah – $210
9-12th Omar Vachani, Oscar Dominguez, Victor Ignacio, Tang Hoa – $170
13-16th Ray Robles, Dave Gorham, Attila Bezdan, Kevin May – $125
17-24th Rodney Wynn, Bob Jocz, Ramin Bahktiari, Jaden Brock, Ray Rey, Jay Helfert. Scott White, Clint P. – $100
 

Next MZWST Stop! 

FAMILY STOP

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