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)
Young Gull Lee
Kyung S. Kim
Paul Feltman Sr.
Paul Feltman Jr.
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.
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.
The qualifications format will be set once the number of entries has been determined.
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.
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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This coming July, a few great halls on the west coast of the U.S. will host a string of tournaments that should make the bucket list of every pool player, far and wide. Whether you like the idea of a 30-day pool-playing holiday or you simply wish to have a ‘close encounter’ with your favorite pro, California and Nevada will be a hub for players this July. In addition, we are excited to announce that each 10-ball event listed below will award qualifying spots to the CSI U.S. Open events in Las Vegas (4 spots total). So, let’s give a huge hand to those bringing these events, Delbert Wong’s Family Billiards in San Francisco, Chris Swart’s California Billiards in Fremont, Eddie Arreguin’s Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower and Mark Griffin’s CSI U.S. Open Championshipsevents, proudly return to Us:
6 Action Packed Tournaments in One Month with Combined Added Monies or Over $50,000!
For entry information or other questions – email or call 310-923-6639
West Coast Swing Overview:Beginning on July 2nd in San Francisco at Family Billiards for the 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball Tournament; work your way South to Fremont’s California Billiards for The West Coast Challenge events, then to Hard Times Bellflower’s 7th Annual 10-Ball Tournament and finally players will ‘SWING’ northeast to Las Vegas on July 20th for the CSI U.S. Open 8 and 10-Ball events at the Rio All-Suites Casino/Hotel. All events below are listed chronilogical order with some suggested hotel destinations.
Tournament #1: July 2nd-3rd @ Family Billiards – San Francisco, CA / (415) 931-1115
$2,500 Added – The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball Tournament
Family Billiards owner, Delbert Wong does it again for his longtime friend Cole Dickson who left us 4 years ago to the month. This hall opened its doors in 1966 and is the oldest, continuous running pool room in San Francisco. Currently, located at 2807 Geary Boulevard, in the Richmond District, between Wood and Collins. Previous winner’s of this tournament are: Vilmos Foldes (2015), Rodney Morris (2014) and Amar Kang (2013). Family Billiards has the distinction of touring professionals, who regularly stop by throughout the year to compete. All of their 18 regulation Brunswick Gold Crown tables are regularly maintained to ensure first-rate playing conditions. We recover the tables with tournament-grade Simonis 860 tournament blue cloth, and provide players with Belgian, Super Aramith Balls.
Tournament #2: July 6th-8th @ California Billiards – Fremont, CA / (510) 668-1670
$5,000 Added – West Coast Challenge 1-Pocket Tournament
The 1-pocket event is quickly followed by the ‘West Coast Challenge’ 10-Ball event at the same venue. Both the one-pocket and 10-ball event’s are 3 days, but the final day of the one pocket is also the first day of the 10-ball, so this will be a 5 day event. There will be a coupon code available at The Hilton Doubletree for $89 per night. This event has attracted greats like, Darren Appleton, Thorsten Hohmann, Shane VanBoening, Raj Hundal, Scott Frost, Francisco Bustamante, John Morra, Rodney Morris, Brandon Shuff, Manny Chau, Stan Tourangeau, Dan Louie and too many others to list here… The tournament directors were Janet Okamoto and Ken Schuman. You will neither be disappointed by the action that this event nor the amenities. Full Bar/Food and a ton of stuff to do while waiting in the hot seat.
Originally opened by Chet Itow in the 1990’s, the newly re-opened California Billiards is now owned by Chris Swartand has been in business for over 20 years. It is a world-class entertainment venue. The 15,000 square foot upscale establishment is located near the intersection of I-880 and Stevenson Blvd. They offer a full service restaurant, 15 HD TVs, 26 Brunswick Gold Crown III 9 foot pool tables configured for world class play.
Tournament #5 and 6: July 22nd-29th @ The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV / (866) 746-7671
$30,000 Added – U.S. Open 8-Ball and 10-Ball Championships
The US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships will be USA Mosconi Cup Team points events! Players finishing in the top 32 will earn points on a sliding scale. The top three American players with the most points at the end of the year will be selected for the USA Mosconi Cup Team! To learn more, visit the Matchroom Pool website.
47th Annual Terry Stonier Memorial Tournament – Live News Feed
With 73 Players entered in the tournament this weekend, the oldest pool hall in California at the longest running tournament in California will bring great action! Strong players in the field include Tony Chohan, Amar Kang, Danny Gokhul, Jason Williams, Deo Alpajora and many others. Check in throughout the weekend on the POV POOL Live News Feed! And check out all real action on the LIVE STREAM www.POVPOOL.com or the POV Pool Ustream Channel!
Day Two Action Begins!
Vilmos Foldes vs. Danny Gokhul
Jason Williams (California) vs. Vilmos Foldes (Hungrary)
Battling to continue in the tournament:
Danny Gokhul (England) vs. Deo Alpajora (Philippines)
1st Place $3,000
2nd Place $1,200
3rd Place $700
4th Place $480
5th – 6th $250
7th – 8th $175
9th – 12th $125
13th – 16th $75
Winner’s Side Jason Williams vs. Vilmos Foldes
Jaynard Orque (L) vs. Danny Gokhul (W) Hill/Hill
Deo Alpajora (W) vs. David Schroerlucke (L)
Terry Stonier 9-Ball – Final 8 players at 1pm / PST:
On March 13th, 2016 The Jointed Cue Billiards in Sacramento, California will hold its 47th Annual Terry Stonier 9-Ball Tournament. As a teen, Terry started playing 3-cushion billiards at his neighbors house with a dream to one day own his own establishment. Then in 1968 Terry opened up The Jointed Cue Billiards. With 19 tables; it also became the talk of the town for its famous cheeseburgers which still holds true this very day. Terry was a visionary who held many exhibitions, supported scores of big players and kept the pool scene going strong in Northern California for many years. He hosted events with players like Lou Butera, Luther Lassiter, Cicero Murphy, Richie Florence and many others. Later on in life, Terry went on to making cues for awhile, some of which can still be found on the collectors market. His Jointed Cue Billiards is probably the oldest surviving pool-halls in California and is still locally known as your ‘classic player’s, pool-hall’, boasting a separate ‘action room’ with four, 9 foot Gold Crown tables and surrounded by an old-fashioned, raised seating area.
Terry Stonier Cue – Photo from Kdraper on AZ Billiard Forums
POV Pool are proud to announce that this year’s ‘Stonier’ will be live streamed for free on our Ustream Channel for all to watch.We are particularly excited to visit this venue and to have the opportunity to talk to some of those who had known Terry for many years. Wed like to thank the new owner, Mike Murphy for bringing us in this year and we are going to do our best to give the viewers the greatest show that 4 cameras can deliver. It is also not without the help of Robert Aldana, Jr. and Angel Olivarez, that we are able to bring you this live stream. Mike Murphy may have thought our services were inaccessible, but thanks to Robert and Angel, they have proven that it never hurts to ask. It turns out that POV had actually contacted The Jointed Cue almost 3 years ago to provide this live stream, but at the time, Terry’s son David had really no internet of the sort. We had no idea that Jointed Cue had changed hands since. Our sincerest ‘Thank You’ goes to Robert and Angel for fanning the flames.
Entries are still being taken: Call Mike Murphy at – (916) 456-3243
Stay tuned to this page for ‘REAL TIME UPDATES’ on the event.Each time you visit this page, we hope you might find a new picture or an updated result. This tournament has been known to bring in at least 100 players annually. I have a short player’s list from Angel so, far and we will continue to update this page as more news develops.
Streaming Live on: www.POVPOOL.com or at www.Ustream.tv/Channel/POVPOOL
Friday – 6:00 PM / PST / TEST DAY and Mini Tournament
Saturday – 12:00 PM / PST – Day 1 / First Rounds
Sunday – 12:00 PM / PST – Day 2 / Final Rounds
Found on AZ Billiards from Drawman623 Left to Right: Terry Stonier, Bill Staten, Minnesota Fats and Jim Rempe
The 47th Annual Terry Stonier Player List – 2016
Entries still being taken – Call – Mike or Joe Murphy at – (916) 456-3243
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