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West State Billiards provides aid to a Southern California ‘billiard/youth’ program

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17th, 2017

Riverside, CA – Shooters Pool Hall

By: Daniel Busch / POV Pool Media

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Steve Strange w/ his youth billiard academy in San Diego County

Steve Strange w/ his youth billiard academy in San Diego County

West State Billiards steps up for kids to play pool in school!

California’s largest retail/wholesale billiard and game-room distributor, West State Billiards in Fullerton, CA took the opportunity this month to donate at least $1,000 worth inventory to a group of children who are actively learning to play pool at a San Diego County middle school program. The program which, was started in October 2016 by Steve Strange; a retired Navy Corpsman and PBIA billiard instructor conducts his ‘off hours’ billiard program on campus, during lunches and after school and utilizes four pool tables under the roof of one large classroom. Steve took on the project of starting this youth program at a Middle School in Bonsall, CA to offer students the chance to discover cue-sports in a classroom environment.

West State Billiards: Donny Wessels and Daniel Busch meet to pull inventory for Billiard Youth Program at Sullivan Middle School

West State Billiards: Donny Wessels and Daniel Busch meet to pull inventory for Billiard Youth Program at Sullivan Middle School

 

The contribution of brand new cues, cue tips, cue cases, racks, bridgeheads, chalk, cue holders and Tiger Products billiard towels from West State Billiards was a coordinated effort between POV Pool Media and Steve Strange to make sure that the much needed equipment was provided, free of charge. The ‘hand off’ of the equipment was made possible by Daniel Busch and Geraldine Thibodeau and took place at Shooters Pool Hall in Riverside, CA. In addition, West State Billiards went one step further by enlisting the services of Brian Esparza to re-cover each table at the Bonsall school with Simonis Cloth that was donated earlier this summer by Ivan Simonis at Simonis Cloth.

POV Pool Media: Daniel and Geraldine meet with Steve Strange at Shooter's Billiards in Riverside to deliver equipment from West State Billiards.

POV Pool Media: Daniel and Geraldine meet with Steve Strange at Shooter’s Billiards in Riverside to deliver equipment from West State Billiards.

When asked about his program, Steve Strange states, “It is now almost one year since this youth billiard program started and they are loving and learning all about the game. Never in my life, have I witnessed up to 25 students ‘run’ to the class each day with excitement which, they do on a daily basis.”

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Some of Steve Strange’s students are pictured with the new equipment from West State Billiards

Expanding the youth program…

Steve Strange is also setting his sights on expanding this program to yet another Bonsall School which, has expressed interest in adopting. That said, Steve’s efforts are in constant need of help and support from anyone willing to help, in the form of professional instruction, volunteer outreach services, exhibitions, team youth programs and opportunities to compete in outside events. Steve tells us that, he has been working hard to coordinate with the non-profit, ‘Billiard Education Foundation’ to officially endorse and adopt his youth program to accept monetary donations and to further expand the program to other cities in the United States.

If you are interested in providing additional support/services or simply wish to send a note of thanks to Steve Strange, West State Billiards or to encourage the BEF (Billiard Education Foundation) to get involved, you can contact them directly through emails below:

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  • Steve Strange: 
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  • Billiard Education Foundation: 

To learn a little more about this Youth Billiard Program, you can also listen to Steve Strange’s interview on Amercian Billiard Radio which took place earlier this summer. Click on this link and scrub to 3:08 minutes: http://www.americanbilliardradio.com/listen/2017/6/2/the-strange-development

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POV Pool Media would like to personally thank Donny Wessels and West State Billiards for making this contribution possible.

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April 29th, 2017

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By: Doug Deitel

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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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34 Players Confirmed So Far…

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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
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Camilo Medina* Europa Qual Boynton Bch FL Paul Frankel SBE Qual Oaks PA Paul Feltman Jr Paid Entry
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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

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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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