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The One Pocket Challenge with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes: May 21-23 at Hard Times Billiards!

May 11th, 2016 POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles CA Hard Times Billiards will be ‘The Home of Efren’!  Well, for one weekend in May at least… Coming to us from the Philippines More »

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The West Coast Swing: Stop #1 – The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball!

May 10th, 2016 POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA Your Daily inspiration: “If you want something, you’ve got to be relentless!”  Delbert Wong and Family Billiards hosting another ‘Cole Dickson’!  Summer More »

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The 2016 “West Coast Swing” – Entry Form/s

May 5th, 2016 POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA   ‘West Coast Swing’ events which, will begin on July 2nd in San Francisco, California and end in Las Vegas for the CSI, US Open More »

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2016 – Andy Mercer Real Time Feed Page and Bracket

March 18th, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada – The Rum Runner Lounge Watch The Andy Mercer 9-Ball! See you at 11:00am PST for the biggest annual independant 9-ball tournament in Las Vegas – More »

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2016 USBA Nationals – Real Time News Feed

March 16-20, 2016 Million Dollar Billiards – North Hollywood, CA Day 2 Schedule Day 1 Results: Player Flights: Tournament Dates: March 16 – 20, 2016 Players’ Meeting March 15, 7:00PM (Tournament Start Times More »

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The 2016 West Coast Swing of Pool!

March 15th, 2016 POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA       POVPool is Sponsored by:      Six, back to back tournaments in July to awaken the ‘road player’ deep within… “The West More »

POV Pool in 2016 – Live Stream and Event Schedule

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POV Pool’s Live Stream and Event Schedule for 2016!

For all of you players on the tournament trail or just plain looking for action to watch at your favorite room, we are creating this list of solid dates of the events which POV Pool will be providing live streamed coverage. ALL DATES ARE LOCKED, so start making your travel arrangements! YES, The West Coast Swing is back with a bang and there’s also a chance that these events may find even more money added – more on that, as things evolve. You can look forward to an official press release for each upcoming event on our schedule with further details, interactive maps and even a few ‘real time feed’ pages during the events.

A Big Thanks to Friends and Sponsors! 

Without the friends of POV Pool and also these great sponsors and event organizers, none of the coverage or the events would be happening at all. Please take the time to thank them all personally and support their efforts. Corey Harper, Scott Doucette, Ian Brock, Tim Kovacs, Kristy Lipps, Adam Roberts, Ryan Deberg, Jeff Gray, Tony Kalamandaryan, John Bertone, Marty Carey, Josh Edgar, Gilbert Najm, The Burbank Elk’s Lodge, Hector Ocampo, Mazin Shooni, Paul Frankel, Gino Hill, Jim Blakeman, Joe Klimchak, Ken Hoshide, Marc Ong, Dawn Tarver, Brian Elwell, Delburt Wong, Yoli Handoko, Christine Dickson, Chris Swart, Mark Cantrill, Jerry Forsyth, AZ Billiards, Eddie Arreguin, Chad Beleber, Dave Hemmah, Dan Hernandez, Geraldine Thibodeau, Brook Thomason and many, many others…

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***SAVE THE DATES on POV POOL***

  • February 6th / Sat / Foothill BCA ‘Heads Up’ Championships / Golden Cue / 9-Ball
  • February 13th / Sat / SoCal TAP Scotch Doubles Event / Pins & Pockets / 8-Ball
  • February 20th-21st / Tiger Sin City Tour Stop #1 / Dealer’s Choice, LV / 9-Ball
  • February 26th-28th / Gil Najm’s USBA Nationals Qualifier / Burbank Elk’s Lodge / 3-C
  • March 13th-14th / The 47th Annual Terry Stonier 9-Ball Tournament / Jointed Cue / 9-Ball
  • March 16th-20th / The 2016 USBA Nationals / Million Dollar Billiards / 3-C
  • March 17th-20th / 26th Annual Andy Mercer / Rum Runner Lounge, LV / 9-Ball
  • April 30th-May 1st / Sat-Sun / The Hard Times 1st Saturday/Sunday Tournaments / Bellflower, CA
  • May 21-23 • Sat-Mon • The Efren Reyes Challenge! • Hard Times Billiards • Bellflower, CA
  • May 30th / Memorial Day Open 9-Ball Tournament / The Golden Cue / APA Format OPEN Registrations

  • June 4th • Saturday • SoCAL TAP League’s Scotch Doubles 8-Ball Season Ender • Pins ‘N’ Pockets • Temecula, CA

  • June 27th-29th • “Special Event Pending” (TBA) • 

  • July 2nd-3rd / Sat-Sun / Cole Dickson Memorial / Family Billiards / $2,5k / 10-Ball

  • July 6th-10th / Wed-Sun / West Coast Challenge / California Billiards / $5k – 1-Pkt / $10k – 10-Ball

  • July 15th-17th / Fri-Sat / 7th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball / Hard Times, Bellflower/ $5k / 10-Ball

  • July 19th-21st • Tue-Thur • Francisco Bustamante vs Tony Chohan • $15k, 1-Pocket • Good Timez Billiards, Las Vegas (PPV)

This list will be updated, so save this link – More dates to be added. All events, streamed live on www.povpool.com / Tell a friend and get your entries in!

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Saturday-Monday May 21st-23rd

The One Pocket Challenge with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes: May 21-23 at Hard Times Billiards!

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May 11th, 2016

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Hard Times Billiards will be ‘The Home of Efren’! 

Well, for one weekend in May at least…

Coming to us from the Philippines on May 21st and staying for just 3 days only, pool fanatics in Southern California will  have the honor of receiving an earlier than expected visit from the BCA ‘Hall Of Famer’ and arguably the best ‘all around’ pool player that ever lived, Efren Bata Reyes.  Efren’s schedule over the next two months is virtually packed with high-end, One-Pocket events each being showcased at different parts of the country. This coming Saturday… “Efren is stopping at Hard Times Billiards for just 3 days and then, on his way to Louisiana for the ‘Professional’ One-Pocket event on May 25th at Buffalo Billiards.”, states Efren’s ‘west coast’ manager, Brook Thomason. “Efren is ONLY playing 1-pocket at this time, as he wants to be wholly prepared.”  The upcoming Louisiana event, which has a $2,000 entry fee and consists of 16 players, boasts a first place prize of $16,000. Immediately following this on June 2nd, he stops in Edison, New Jersey to play the Accu-Stats, ‘Make it Happen’ event which, features 5 of the toughest One-Pocket players on the planet, playing a round-robin style tournament. Efren also has an even bigger match approaching in July against Scott “The Freezer” Frost in Arizona.

Challenge Efren Reyes!

Giving most players a handicap of 10/7 and playing 1-Pocket, right now is your chance to book your very own ‘challenge’ match with Efren Reyes! Point Of View Pool Media will be on premises to provide live coverage of everything that unfolds during his stay at Hard Times. In January of this year, POV Pool provided coverage of Efren’s previous challenge matches with John Lassek, George Teyachea, Fach Garcia and several others.

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One-Pocket ONLY – Book it Now – First Come, First Served!

As we book names we will update this page.

Contact us for a challenge with Efren Reyes / Time slots listed below:

EMAIL • daniel@povpool  / PHONE • 310-923-6639 

SATURDAY, MAY 21st

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd

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  • 8:00pm – Efren VS ???

MONDY, MAY 23rd

  • 12:00pm – Efren VS ???
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  • 8:00pm – Efren VS ???

The requirements of ‘Efren’s Challenge’ is to play him a minimum of 3 sets of One-Pocket at a minimum of a $100 wager per set (Race to 3). Wagering higher and playing for longer will also be considered and since his upcoming event in Louisiana will be races to 5,  I would personally love to see someone step up and play Efren a race to 5 for $500 or $1,000 minimum. All matches are uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing; a chance for some of you one-pocket players to get a good match in with expert commentary and visual feedback of your technical prowess.

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the game of One-Pocket, all challenge TIMES are booked as tentative. Each challenger reserves the right to challenge a 4th set only. This means that the next challenger in line may start later than originally scheduled. A ‘split table time’ policy is enforced. Table times are the responsibility of each player. 

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The West Coast Swing: Stop #1 – The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball!

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May 10th, 2016

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

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Your Daily inspiration: “If you want something, you’ve got to be relentless!” 

Delbert Wong and Family Billiards hosting another ‘Cole Dickson’! 

Summer is on the horizon and it’s time to take your foot off the breaks and put the pedal to the metal! This year’s ‘West Coast Swing’ of pool kicks off in San Francisco with it’s first stop of six stops total. On July 2nd and 3rd, Delbert Wong’s Family Billiards is hosting the 4th annual Cole Dickson Open 10-Ball tournament. Since Cole’s passing in June of 2013, Delbert swiftly launched the event to remember one of America’s most entertaining money players of our time. This year’s ‘Dickson’ will be $2,500 added guaranteed; the two day event on Geary Blvd will be played on Family Billiards’ well kept, Gold Crown 9 foot tables that are scheduled to be freshly cloth-ed and tuned by Ernesto Dominguez. Of the six total events on the ‘West Coast Swing’, the Cole Dickson event offers the lowest entry fee of only $75 with no additional late fees. Also, in conjunction with CueSports International and the 2016 CSI U.S. Open events toward the end of July, the first place winner of this year’s Cole Dickson will receive a free entry into their pick of the U.S. Open 8 or 10 ball events; an entry worth $350.

DOWNLOAD HERE: COLE DICKSON ENTRY FORM

The toughest in the West and the World! 

Charging to San Francisco and sniffing around for action are a host of pro-pool players for this year’s Cole Dickson. We are waiting until June 1st to provide readers with a preliminary list of ‘who’s who’ at the 4th Cole, but one thing’s for sure, last year’s winner, Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Morris has given a positive ‘nod’ along with the likes of Raj ‘The Hitman’ Hundal, Tony Chohan, and last minute travel plans are being made for Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante to attend. (Django is here for big action in Las Vegas on July 19th, but more on that from us soon). Another name floating in the ether is Canada’s top all around player Alex Pagulayan, who’s has been heard to say with a sense of urgency, “I need dates and times! Somebody tell me when this all starts!” Yes, it’s entirely possible that, due to the prestige of the events following this one, The 4th Cole Dickson and the rest of the ‘Swing’ may fill faster than any other before it.

– Congratulations are in order to Alex Pagulayun for just winning the ‘Don Coates Memorial One-Pocket Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina and the recent, “2016 Canadian 9-ball Championships’. Alex is on fire this year! Let’s not forget that he is also this year’s Derby City ‘All Around’ Champion! READ MORE HERE

Cole Dickson Tournament Format:

  • The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10 Ball Tournament
  • $2,500 Added Guaranteed
  • Entry Fee $75
  • Open to 128 Players
  • 10 Ball / Call Pocket
  • Slop a ball = Opponent’s Option
  • Winner Breaks
  • 3 Foul Rule in Effect
  • Jump Cues Allowed
  • Simonis Cloth
  • Aramith Balls / IPT Edition
  • Live Streamed on www.POVPOOL.com with a “Real Time Feed Page” during the event

Past winner’s include: • 2015 – Vilmos Foldes • 2014 Rodney Morris • 2013 Amar Kang

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Family Billiards – San Francisco

In the Bay Area, the name ‘Family Billiards’ is ubiquitous with pool. The name has been around San Francisco since 1967 and has stood strong as a personal favorite to thousands of pool players from all over the world. Delbert Wong took over ‘Family’ in the early 80’s and moved it to its present location on Geary Blvd. has been known by many as one of those room-owners that gives back to the players. His very close friend, Cole Dickson passed just 4 years ago and was taken too soon from us. Cole Dickson was known to many as one of the best money players around.

Legendary story: Cole once proposed $1,000 per game against the 9-ball ghost and broke the house!

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What is the ‘West Coast Swing of Pool’? 

The ‘West Coast Swing’ is a ‘back to back’ annual series of high paying, ‘open’ pool tournaments, held at several venues on the West Coast of the United States within close proximity and time frame. Usually held during summertime, the ‘Swing’ events are designed to attract the world’s top-tier pool players who seek to associate with high profile events, grow their professional careers and promote their sponsors and/or affiliates. Each tournament is independent of one another, so there is no registration and no obligation to play multiple stops. However, the ‘Swing’ events are well coordinated in terms of location and chronology so that they are always synchronous, giving players the opportunity to play all events if they desire.

2016 • July 2nd – 30th • One month of solid action!

This year’s West Coast Swing will start in San Francisco, California on July 2nd for ‘Stop #1’ (The Cole Dickson 10-Ball). Players will gradually work their way south for two weeks through Fremont, California for ‘Stops 2 and 3 (The West Coast Challenge); then to Bellflower, California for ‘Stop 4’ (The Hard Times 10-Ball) and finally, players will ‘swing’ north east to Las Vegas, Nevada for stops 5 and 6 (CSI U.S. Open 8-ball and 10-ball) held at The Rio All Suites Hotel/Resort Casino.

Entry Form/s for all events can be found here: 

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The 2016 “West Coast Swing” – Entry Form/s

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May 5th, 2016

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

 

‘West Coast Swing’ events which, will begin on July 2nd in San Francisco, California and end in Las Vegas for the CSI, US Open 8-Ball and 10-Ball events at The Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino. There are 6 events total at 4 venues. The dates and locations have all been carefully coordinated so that you can play them all. Since, we anticipate this year’s ‘Swing’ events to fill, we want to make sure that all the professional players get entries in as soon as possible. Also, please forward this email to anyone that you think these events may be worth sharing with, such as sponsors, brand managers, backers or other pro players. Each event poster is attached on this email with pertinent contact info and entry details.
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  • Chris Swart • Owner • California Billiards – 
  • Eddie Arreguin • Owner • Hard Times Bellflower – 
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2016 – Andy Mercer Real Time Feed Page and Bracket

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March 18th, 2016

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Watch The Andy Mercer 9-Ball!

See you at 11:00am PST for the biggest annual independant 9-ball tournament in Las Vegas – The Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball!

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The Rum Runner Lounge, Joe’s Cue Repair, Tiger Products, Kamui Tips, Cheqio, Taom Tips and Rack City Billiards!

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Congratulations to the winners and to all of those who placed! 

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2016 USBA Nationals – Real Time News Feed

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March 16-20, 2016

Million Dollar Billiards – North Hollywood, CA

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Tournament Dates: March 16 – 20, 2016 Players’ Meeting March 15, 7:00PM

(Tournament Start Times will be updated, as well as scheduled matches for each day)

Tournament Venue: Million Dollar Billiards – 12135 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, California

Player List: (tentative; will be updated 03/17)

  1. Pedro Piedrabuena
  2. Young Gull Lee
  3. Miguel Torres
  4. Sonny Cho
  5. Frank Torres
  6. Jae Cho
  7. Mazin Shooni
  8. Hugo Patino
  9. Rob Spinknall
  10. Ertan Tarhan
  11. Neal Olson
  12. Joe Deamato
  13. Eric Spencer
  14. Ellis Lawrence
  15. Mercedez Gonzalez
  16. Eric Kwon
  17. Michael Kang
  18. Allen Castillo
  19. Felipe Razon
  20. Alfredo Sanchez
  21. Than Lee
  22. Olegario Gallo
  23. Francisco Palafox
  24. Ricardo Carranco
  25. Vicke Pineda
  26. Carlos Alvarez
  27. Hillario Augustin
  28. Billal Khalifa
  29. Larry Hundley
  30. Carlos Ramos
  31. Camilo Medina
  32. Ron Hopkins
  33. Kyung S. Kim
  34. Paul Feltman Sr.
  35. Paul Feltman Jr.
  36. Ray Raskin
  37. Paul Frankel

 

USBA National Championship Eligibility and Entry Fee:

The tentative field is set for 48 players but we can accommodate more. Only U.S. Citizens and valid green card holders may participate. Eligibility will be verified electronically at the event. All players must be or become a USBA Member. The official entry fee for the event is $500.00.

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Players who meet eligibility requirements as described below may enter for only $300.00.

Players will gain eligibility through a series of qualifying tournaments. Tournaments will be listed in the USBA Upcoming Tournaments Calendar with the designation “NATIONAL QUALIFIER”. The top four players from the 2015 National Championship will automatically gain paid entry into the 2016 tournament along with all past US National Champions. In addition, all players who win a spot in one of the official qualifying events will gain paid entry. After all qualified entrants have been determined, additional placement into the event will be made available to USBA Members in the following order of priority:

1) Members who have played in a Qualifier. Entry fee is only $300.00 on a first paid/first served basis.

2) Members who have played in a USBA Tournament in 2015. Entry fee is $500.00 on a first paid/first served basis.

3) All other members. Entry fee is $500.00 on a first paid/first served basis.

National Qualifiers are being scheduled now.

For more information on scheduling a National Qualifier at your room contact Mazin Shooni.

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Tournament Format:

The qualifications format will be set once the number of entries has been determined.

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Semifinals/Finals Format

The semifinals/finals format will be set once the number of entries has been determined.

The number of prizes and the prize fund distribution will be set once the tournament format has been finalized.

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Player List to be published when available…check back for updates!

This year’s event will be available to the masses to watch FREE on POV Pool!  Five days of 3-Cushion Billiards of the United States’ BEST!  The free stream is brought to you by the USBA and Tiger Products.

Thank You Mazin Shooni and the USBA, for allowing POV Pool to provide the exposure of 3-Cushion Billiards to the WORLD!

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Special Thanks to Professor Q Ball, Paul Frankel for your continual support and promotion of all Cue Sports and POV Pool!

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