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2017 WCS Featured

Watch ‘The Big One’ FREE!

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Dennis ‘RoboCop’ Orcollo vs. Tony ‘T-Rex’ Chohan
1-Pocket
July 11 – 14th
Race to 40 (Day 1 – First to 10, Day 2 – First to 20, Day 3 – First to 30, Day 4 – First to 40)
$100,000 Posted
Presented by California Billiards & Shan Damani

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West Coast Challenge ‘Pro’ 10-Ball Real Time News Feed

2017 WCS Featured

California Billiards – Fremont, CA

July 4th, 2017

 

 

 

 

Player List:MINI-PRO-POSTER-2500

Alex Pagulayan

Jayson Shaw

Mika Immonen

Dennis Orcollo

Francisco Bustamante

Santos Sambajon

Tony Chohan

Jamal Oussi

Rodney Morris

Bryce Avila

Chip Compton

Amar Kang

Vilmos Foldes

Angelo Inness

Warren Kiamco

Gus Brisceno

2017 USBA National Championships

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April 29th, 2017

USBA.net

3CushionBilliards.com – Houston TX

By: Doug Deitel

2017 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship

Make your reservations to attend  the 2017 USBA 3-Cushion National Championship

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Special room rate available until May 15th

 

Call NOW! +1 855-765-7829 (use offer code USBATCT)

Dates: June 6th – 11th, 2017

Location: Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ.

USBA 3-Cushion National Championship – Confirmed Players

Who will be thPQB-rgbere – how did they get there?

The road to the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship can take many paths. To begin, all former title holders are automatically entered. Next, a series of qualifying events are held throughout the country, where one or more players can win paid entry into the event. In addition, anyone who participates in a qualifier tournament can enter the National Championship for a reduced entry fee. And finally, a player may elect to compete by paying the full entry fee, even right up to the day of the event (if there is space available.)

Players!: If you wish to enter the Nationals the entry fee is $500 (or $300 if If you have played in any of the qualfier events listed below.) Make check payable to “USBA” and send to:

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Towson, MD 21204

34 Players Confirmed So Far…

Player Qualifying Entry Player Qualifying Entry Player Qualifying Entry
Hugo Patino 2016 USBA Nat’l Champion Tung Nguyen Paid Entry Doug Deitel Paid Entry
Pedro Piedrabuena 8X USBA Nat’l Champion Chris O’Brien Paid Entry Baldomero Tejeda Paid Entry
Mazin Shooni 2006 USBA Nat’l Champion Ramses Verlinden Paid Entry Pete Folsom Paid Entry
Miguel Torres 2008 USBA Nat’l Champion Tom Paley SBE Qual Oaks PA Gary Cohen Paid Entry
Ertan Tarhan Higgins Qual Tacoma WA Ken Holstrom SBE Qual Oaks PA Jae Cho 2010 USBA Nat’l Champion
Robert Spicknall Higgins Qual Tacoma WA Peter Hull SBE Qual Oaks PA Paul Feltman Sr Mancave Qual Tucson AZ
Camilo Medina* Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL Paul Frankel SBE Qual Oaks PA Paul Feltman Jr Paid Entry
Carlos Ramos* Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL Frank Torres 4X USBA Nat’l Champion John Fleming Paid Entry
Tony Ferrara Amazin Qual Malden MA David Palmer Paid Entry Ho Sik Ahn Hard Times Qual Burbank CA
Joe DeAmato Amazin Qual Malden MA Ahmet Ozan Houston TX Qual Vicke Pineda Hard Times Qual Burbank CA
Craig Powers Paid Entry Hector Ocampo Paid Entry Mike Massey Paid Entry
Kelly Kendricks Paid Entry

* NOTE: Ellis Lawrence won the event at Europa Billiards but is unable to attend the Championship Tournament.

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Qualifiers On The Schedule

Date Room Location Contact
3/3/2017 Tacoma Elks Club Tacoma WA Completed!
3/12/2017 Europa Billiards Boynton Beach FL Completed!
3/19/2017 Amazin Billiards Malden MA Completed!
3/30/2017 Super Billiards Expo Oaks PA Completed!
4/9/2017 Bida Goodays Houston, TX Completed!
4/22/2017 Mancave Billiard Club Tucson AZ Completed!
4/29/2017 MT Billiards Charlottte NC Cancelled!
5/6/2017 Carom Cafe Billiards Flushing, NY Cancelled!
5/6/2017 HardTimes Billiards Bellflower, CA Completed!

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There’s Still Time…

Room Owners! Qualifying tournaments for the 2017 National Championship must be completed by May 31st. Email or call Mazin Shooni to schedule. mazinshooni@yahoo.com or 248-910-4466

Players!: If you wish to enter the Nationals the entry fee is $500 (or $300 if you have played in any of the qualfier events listed to the left.) Make check payable to “USBA” and send to:

USBA c/o Andrew Janquitto
401 Washington Ave Ste 900
Towson, MD 21204

Nationals Warm-Up Tournament $2,000 Added!

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POV Pool will be presenting the LIVE Stream for the USBA Nationals on

www.POVPOOL.com &

www.YouTube.com/POVPOOL/Live/

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Thank you to the sponsors & supporters of this event:
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Additional Media Support:
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Live Stream & Updates will be provided by Point of View Pool Media. Updates will also be provided Paul Frankel on www.ProfessorQBall.com and Doug Deitel on www.3CushionBilliards.com and www.USBA.net.
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West State Billiards and POV Pool Present: 2017’s “West Coast Swing!”, July 1st – 16th

2017 WCS Featured

April 15th, 2017

POV POOL Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

WCS inquiries:

By: Daniel Busch

Join the “West Coast Swing” – Facebook Event Page! 

Daily Inspiration: “So often we become focused on the finish line, that we fail to enjoy the journey.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

2017’s ‘West Coast Swing’ Tournaments and Action! 

West State Billiards and POV Pool Present this year’s ‘West Coast Swing’ tournaments and action; beginning on July 1st in San Francisco at Family Billiards for the 5th Annual Cole Dickson 9-Ball tournament, then on south to California Billiards in Fremont for the West Coast Challenge: ‘Pro’ 10-Ball, One-pocket and 9-ball tournaments and an additional 4-day, ‘action match’ between Tony Chohan and Dennis Orcollo; and south again on July 15th to Hard Times Billiards (Bellflower) for the $3,000 added Hard Times 9-Ball tournament. We have officially locked dates, formats and are taking entries for 2017’s ‘West Coast Swing’. The ‘West Coast Swing’ (WCS) is an annual string of high-powered tournaments in California, synchronized to appeal to the professional and top amateur pool player who seek to compete on 9 foot pool tables along our beautiful west coast. Now in its fifth year, The 2017 West Coast Swing events are held in high regard; always bringing in an eclectic mix of the world’s most seasoned of professional talent with, some of the west coast’s toughest bears who, are expected to come out of hibernation to prove that they too can win some of the honey.


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Click and Download Entry Forms:

July 1st-2nd • Cole Dickson 9 Ball

July 4th • 16 Player ‘Pro’ 10-Ball **Please Call or Email for Entry**

July 5th-7th • West Coast Challenge: One Pocket

July 7th-9th • West Coast Challenge: 9-Ball

July 15th-16th • Hard Times 9-Ball

~ 2017’s West Coast Swing Events ~
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Brought to you by:

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Hit the road and play pool! 

  • July 1-2: The 5th Annual Cole Dickson 9-Ball 8 • $2,500 Added
  • July 4th: California Billiards Presents: The Pro 10-Ball Challenge (16 players)
  • July 5-7: The West Coast Challenge: One-Pocket • $5,000 Added
  • July 7-9: The West Coast Challenge:  9-Ball • $10,000 Added
  • July 11-14: Chohan vs Orcollo • “The Big One”: 1-Pkt Action • Race to 40 for $100k
  • July 15-16: The Hard Times 9-Ball Tournament • $3,000 Added

Sponsored by:

Tiger Products, JB Cases, Big Time ThreadsTaom Tips, Carmeli Cues

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Carmeli Custom Cues: Current completion time for new orders:  24 months

What’s new on the ‘WCS’ events?

  • Our sponsors! Thanks to West State Billiards, Tiger Products, JB Cases, Big Time Threads, Taom Tips and Carmeli Cues for supporting these great tournaments!
  • Sponsor Merchandise! Because of our sponsors, the venues will each receive a merchandise package to support the events.
  • 9-Ball! The competition format is changed from 10-ball to 9-ball with a house rack to help give a few ball-bangers a fighting chance.
  • Tiered Entry Fees! The entry fees for the Cole Dickson and Hard Times 9-Ball are going to be higher for the pro player and less for the amateur player.
  • Side Pot Added! The Cole Dickson and Hard Times 9-Ball will have an optional ‘side-pot’ entry with a separate payout for anyone who buys into it.
  • Exhibitors! Come and visit our sponsors and exhibitors, West State Billiards, Carmeli Cues and JB Cases who, will be our exclusive product vendors at California Billiards on July 7th-9th. We are also working on Tiger Products to be there as well so, stay tuned for more info!
  • West Coast Swing T-Shirts! Big Time Threads in currently in the process of designing our ‘WCS’ t-shirts, so don’t forget to get yours along the tournament trail!
  • Hilton Double Tree Promo Code: As of Monday, April 30th, when reserving your room for the ‘West Coast Challenge at California Billiards, be sure to use the promo code: ‘West State’ for the special rate of just $99 per night. Click for reservations
  • Bonus Event on July 4th: Open to just 16 players, California Billiards is adding an additional event to its schedule (as of April 26th, 2017): Poster directly below: 

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Thanks to GoPlayPool.com for promotional support!

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Last year’s winners! 

Dennis at the Dickson!

In 2016, it looked like the only thing hindering Dennis Orcollo’s ability to sweep the whole WCS was that he missed the Hard Times, Bellflower event to fly early for his visa renewal. ‘RoboCop’ proved unbeatable at the 4th Annual Cole Dickson, finding only mild, thorny spots against Santos Sambajon, Jr and Rodney Morris. Dennis also proved too powerful for the swashbuckling, John Schmidt who got taken down a peg for the hot seat. Finally, Dennis administered an even stiffer lashing in the Final Match against the warrior himself, Francisco Bustamante with a final score of 11-2.

Watch the 2016 Cole Dickson Final: HERE

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Francisco Bustamante takes care of business at the 2016 Cole Dickson event as his peers look on: (Sitting, left to right) Rodney Morris, Dennis Orcollo, Efren Reyes and Santos Sambajon, Jr.

Dennis in Fremont, Ca! 

Then, it was off to California Billiards for the ‘double header’ West Coast Challenge $5k added one-pocket and $10k added 10-ball events. Attended by a field of accomplished pros and hardened shortstops, Dennis Orcollo found the one-loss side early in both events but, fought back to double-dip the final matches; Bob Hercheck in the 1-hole and Alex Pagulayan in the 10-ball. After five days at the 30,000 square foot CA Billiards venue, Dennis earned almost $15,000 in prize money which, was well earned against the likes of Thorsten Hohmann, E. and O. Dominguez, Jason Williams, Paul Marquez, Amar Kang, Ramin Bakhtiari, Bill Meachum, Alex Pagulayun, Santos Sambajon, Steve Linglebach, Bernie Pettiepiece, Bee Davison and John Schmidt; all who’s tournament lives came pass by the stroke Dennis’ hand.

Watch the One Pocket Finals: HERE

Watch the 10-Ball Finals: HERE

Final Match of the 2016, ‘West Coast Challenge, 1-pocket, Dennis Orcollo grinding it out against Bob Hercheck from Las Vegas.

John Morra Takes Hard Times!

In the absence of Dennis Orcollo, it would be John Morra to reign supreme at 2016’s Hard Times event in Bellflower, CA as players from California Billiards migrated south to the ‘Home Of Champions’ and a chance to take a piece of the $5k added event. Unbeknownst to us all, this was to be one of John’s last title victories, before announcing his sudden retirement from pool to pursue his lifelong interest in music and arts. John was a bye in the first round, but hammered on the BCA Hall of Famer, Rodney Morris in his first match, winning 9-3. John went on, undefeated against Butch Barba, Giorgio Georgiev, Alex Pagulayan and finally, Francisco Bustamante in an epic ‘Final Match’!

2016 West Coast Swing • John Morra vs Francisco Bustamante • Final Match of the Hard Times, Bellflower event.

2016 West Coast Swing • John Morra vs Francisco Bustamante • Final Match of the Hard Times, Bellflower event.

For additional sponsor inquiries during our live broadcast of this year’s ‘WCS’ events, please feel free to contact us for information:

  • West Coast Swing Events
  • Delbert Wong • Owner • Family Billiards – 
  • Chris Swart • Owner • California Billiards – 
  • Eddie Arreguin • Owner • Hard Times Bellflower – 
  • Daniel Busch  • Point Of View Pool Media •

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