Monthly Archives: December 2014

POV Pool – 2015 Kickoff Stream!

January 3rd/4th, 2015

Hard Times Bellflower, CA

Live-SHard Times Billiards Bellflowertreaming 2015’s, 1st Annual Tournaments 

Please join POV Pool for a 2-day celebration of the New Year from Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, with its usual list of exciting characters and live action. Holding the 1st Saturday/Sunday tournaments, Hard Times Billiards is always sure to host its local champs and traveling pros. Viewers can tune to or Ustream at on Saturday and Sunday at 12:oo pm PST to catch pre-show announcements and updates.

Day #1

1st Saturday One-Pocket!



Day #2

1st Sunday 9-Ball!

9 Ball Flyer


Mezz West State Tour Stop #7: Family Billiards

Mezz West State Tour Begins Day Two with its Final 32…

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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) vs. Danny Gokhul(W)










One-Loss Side
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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One-Loss Side
Ernesto Dominguez(W) vs. Yoli Handoko(L)
Jaynard Orque (L) vs. Kevin May (W)
Tommy Lipps (W) vs. Phil Prentice (L)
Amar Kang (L) vs. Oscar Dominguez (W)










Winner Side
Attila Bezdan (L) vs. Johnny Kang (W)










Beau Runningen (W) vs. Danny Gokhul (L)








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One-Loss Side









Ernesto Dominguez (W) vs. Kevin May (L)
Oscar Dominguez (W) vs. Tommy Lipps (L)

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Attila Bezdan (L) vs. Oscar Dominguez (W)
Danny Gokhul (W) vs. Ernesto Dominguez (L)

Johnny Kang (L) vs. Beau Runningen (W)












Winner’s Side
Beau Runningen

One-Loss Side
Oscar Dominguez (W) vs. Danny Gokhul (L)
Johnny Kang (L) vs. Oscar Dominguez (W)
















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!

Saturday-Sunday, December 13th-14th, 2014
Family Billiards – San Francisco, CA
Mezz West State Tour! 
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© 2014 – Ashi Fachler

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 


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 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!

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.

 A Helping Hand from the Billiard Industry! 

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Florian ‘Venom’ Kohler

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!
We at POV Pool and The Golden Cue would like to also extend our thanks and appreciation to the following companies and sponsors for their benevolent donations:


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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?

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.



Efren Reyes – Has he ever miscued?

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