The Bellflower tournament is part of the USBA Tour and is open to all players. The top six ranked players in the United States are expected to compete, including current United States champion Pedro Piedrabuena and former champions Hugo Patiño, Mazin Shooni, Miguel Torres and Sonny Cho. Many other top players are expected to vie for the $16,000 in prize money.
The live streaming will be brought by www.povpool.comand can be accessed via that site or via www.usba.net. The live stream will begin on December 15 at 10:00 a.m. pst. For more information on the Bellflower tournament, go to the tournaments link at the top of theUSBAhome page, then toUpcoming Tournaments.
National Champ – Pedro Piedrabuena To Give Video Clinic
As an added attraction, Daniel Busch of POV Pool will produce a three-cushion clinic by five-time national champion Piedrabuena. The clinic will take place at Hard Times Billiards on December 13th one day prior to the start date of the actual tournament, of which edited clips will be used to play back on the live stream. The full clinic will then be made available on www.youtube.com at a later date.
Povpool is owned by Daniel Busch and is based in California. It celebrated its first anniversary on December 4, 2012. During the last year, it has reached 1,322 subscribers. There have been over 350,000 views of its videos on youtube.
I’d like to thank all of the billiard hall owners who have worked with me, all of the commentators who’s list grows longer with every stream; to all of the viewers of the live streams and to the visitors of my site, who’s demand for billiard related content give me a reason to roll out of bed every morning. Let me not also forget the sponsors, the moderators and promotors of streams who have done their very best to keep POV Pool on the map and in demand.
The list of those who have offered me a helping hand and a constructive comment or two is way too long to mention and I cannot forget the players, who’s performances are always a joy to witness. Sitting in the booth and being spectator has taught me more about the game that I would have ever bargained for. It has been an honor to play a small role in your tournament lives, watching the gloves come off, no matter who you are playing or how much you get on with your opponents off the table.
This ‘sport’ or ‘game’, or whichever you choose to call it is nothing less than astonishing to me on all fronts. Never, have I seen people work so hard for so little reward and yet, still show a passion and love for pool without ever questioning whether they are going to quit for good. It is within that spirit that, when times are hard (and they usually are), that I, too shall continue on this journey with Point Of View Pool.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Sincerely, Daniel Busch / Owner – POV Pool Media
POV Pool’s December, 2012 Playlist!
Aside from that, this month of December is the busiest yet for POV Pool, so I’ve decided to publish a quick playlist of the events for the rest of this month. Here they are as follows:
Joe Martin Presents / $1,000 Added Ladies 9-Ball Tournament
The very next morning, I will be at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, covering Day 2 of a $1,000 Added, Joe Martin – Ladies 9-Ball Tournament / “The Final 8 Players!”
Saturday & Sunday, December 15th & 16th
The USBA, $7,500 Added Open 3-Cushion Event
Streamed once again from Hard Times Billiards, join POV Pool on Ustream for Day 2 & 3 of this very prestigious event, also featuring clips of a very rare, ‘3-Cushion Clinic’ with the, 5 time, current National 3-Cushion Champion, Pedro Piedrabuena, produced by POV Pool Media. For more information, please read the following Press Release.
United States Billiards Association – Trailer
Friday, December 21st, 2012 @ 12:00 PM / PST
“The End Of The World: 10-Ball Tournament Of The Mayans!”
What a way to go! This $1,000 Added Event which is open to 32 players will feature some of the toughest action on the POV has ever streamed. Marking the last event of the year but hopefully not the last event for humanity, POV Pool and sponsors will be giving away over 50 prizes ranging from cues, cases, Kamui products, T-Shirts, APA Memberships and much, much more! This will be a 1 day event and will be available to view for $9.95 on POV Pool’s, UStream Channel.
Trick Shot World Champion, Florian “Venom” Kohler will be performing at the Pit Stop Pub in Menifeeon December 8th at 8:30pm. This will be Florian’s second appearance with Riverside TAP. 24 year old Florian learned his first tricks shots from videos on the internet at the age of 18 and within two years was competing against the pros and “redefining the sport of trick shot pool though a combination of artistry and breathtaking skill”. In his short career, he has become the first to create more than 1000 new shots, is the youngest player to ever win an Artistic Cup, holds the records for the fastest jump shots in show with 7 balls jumped and pocketed in 1.5 seconds (unofficial) and the highest jump shot ever done with a moving cue ball (23 inches) on Dec 10th 2010 at Pit Stop Pub.
Florian was just crowned the Artistic Cup IV Champion in Indianapolis two days ago on Sunday Dec 2, 2012. He also just won the World Cup of Trick Shots Last month in Connecticut. Simply put, Florian has become the best Trick Shot artist on the planet in 2012. Florian will perform his now famous trick shot exhibition with the support of Ian & Nikki Brock, League Directors of the local chapter of TAP.
This event will be free to attend and will also be streamed live and for free by ‘Point Of View Pool’s’, Daniel Busch for viewing onwww.povpool.com
TAP is the largest nationally handicapped, call pocket, competitive pool league in the country, boasting 200+ players locally, and is the fastest growing amateur pool league in Riverside County, with three nights of pool, both 8 ball and 9 ball and 10-Ball Tournaments every Saturday, at The Pit Stop Pub starting at Noon. John & Sandi Geer, owners of the Pit Stop Pub, which is now considered the finest host venue for league pool in Riverside County, Enjoys 5 Diamond Tables, a full service bar and kitchen. John & Sandi who both play TAP, have expanded and remodeled the 4000+ sq. ft. facility to accommodate league shooters. Director Blake West and lead Actor Jordan Marder from the “Ride the 9” movie production, along with many other noted billiard celebrities, pros and hustlers, will be attending and filming this event.
Don’t miss the biggest night of Trick Shot action in Southern California in 2012.