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Hard Times Billiards Hosting: “The End Of The World: Tournament Of The Mayans!”

For Official Release: 

December 21st, 2012

Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA 

 It’ll be a long and busy month this December for Bellflower’s Hard Times Billiards in SoCal, which is scheduled to host at least 4 tournaments by outside promotors. The most curious of all though will occur on Friday, December 21st, 2012; a date of infamy which the ancient Mayan civilization, self-proclaimed prophets and conspiracy theorists alike say will mark the ‘end of days’ for all! 

 In association with Kamui Billiard Products, Point Of View Pool (POV Pool), Viking Cues, Andrew Park Cues, The Orange County APA, Max Eberle’s ‘Pro Pool Academy’ & Virtual Pool 4Hard Times Billiards will hold the first (and last), “End Of The World: 10-Ball Tournament Of The Mayans!” 

This $1,000 added, one-day, double elimination tournament is open to only 32 players and is currently taking registrations until the field is full. The entry fee for this event will be $100 which means that with a full field of 32, this event will pay out $4,000 through 8th place. And, since ‘the end is near’, sponsors of the event have agreed to part with over 50 prizes and giveaways throughout the event, ranging from cues, shafts, Kamui chalk & tips, Cue Cases, DVD’s and much more. 

          

 John Bertone states, “I phoned Daniel Busch of POV Pool just a few days ago and said, ‘Hey, isn’t it supposed to be the end of the world next month on December 21st?’. Within minutes, Daniel and I were on the same page, working out the details, pitching for sponsors and surveying players to see if this should happen. As it turns out, it seems that the ‘end of the world’ is a pretty easy sell. After all, if you’re a pool player, not even the end of times is going to stop you from doing what you love to do the most, which is to play pool and go out in a blaze of glory!”  

 Daniel states, “We are expecting to see great pool, by the most talented players from all over! Considering the prize fund and the entry fee, we are only expecting the best of the best to take part, but we are sure that there will be a few surprise entries from players far and wide. After all, it’s supposed to be the LAST chance to get some table time with some of pool’s greatest idols! As soon as we receive our first 16 entries, we will begin to announce them. I would like to thank the owner of Hard Times – Eddie Arreguin, Tournament Director – Marie Lim and House Pro – Dave Hemmah for providing their help and services to make this event take place.” 

 To register for this event, please call: Daniel Busch @ 310-923-6639

 Live streaming will take place via Pay-Per-View by POV Pool for $9.95 and will run for the duration of the entire event starting at 12PM PST. To purchase PPV tickets for this event, please visit, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool 

 

Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower Presents! 

 “The End Of The World:

10-Ball Tournament Of The Mayans!” 

December 21st, 2012 @ 12PM PST

Tournament Director, Marie Lim

$1,000 Added Guaranteed

$100 Entry Fee

Open to 32 Players

10-Ball / BCA Rules / Magic Rack

Double Elimination

Race to 8/8

Payout to top 8 players

$4,000 Prize fund (Based on a full field of 32 players)

Hard Times, Sacramento Gears Up For Markulis Event!

The 5th Annual Chuck Markulis Memorial Jamboree!

October 11th – 15th, 2012 @ Hard Times Billiards, Sacramento

One of the most anticipated memorial tournaments in California rapidly approaches, with this year’s event boasting a whopping $6,000 added prize fund. The 5 day event consists of a 3 day, One-Pocket Tournament open to a field of 32 players and overlapped by a 3 day, 9-Ball tournament open to 192 players. This will be the 5th annual event since Chuck’s passing, which is expected to draw the likes of BCA, Hall Of Famers, Jose Parica and Francisco Bustamante, Rodney Morris, Amar Kang, Oscar & Ernesto Dominguez, Raj “The Hitman” Hundal, Dave Hemmah and not to mention, many ‘dark horse’ contenders from all over the U.S. Last year’s champions include Jose Parica in One-Pocket and Rodney Morris winning the 9-ball portion of the event. In 2010, audiences to the live streamed event were treated to a magnificent showdown between the two Philippine  giants, Francisco Bustamante and Efren Reyes. 

The event is always open to all professional and amateur players and the staff at Hard Times Billiards has requested some of the industry’s most trusted servants to assist with the operations, such as the professional referee services and direction of Ken Shuman and Janet Okamoto. Hard Times, Sacramento Manager, Tony Torres with Brian La Flamme are also working with Hard Times, Bellflower in order to insure that registrations can be submitted at both locations with the additional help of Sam Kim and Marie Lim. Registration forms can also be downloaded below and mailed in. 

Honoring the late, Chuck Markulis who passed away in 2008 at the age of 71, he was responsible for bringing some of the biggest billiard action to California after opening a chain of 4 pool halls in California named Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, San Diego, La Habra and in Sacramento. With the help of his friend and associate Jay Helfert, they designed and built Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA which drew players from all over the world to play in some of the most memorable tournaments of its time. The success of this venue quickly prompted Chuck to open the other locations, of which the Sacramento and Bellflower locations remain to this day. 

Live Streamed Coverage!

The event will, once again be streamed live and for free by Andy Chen, who has worked tirelessly over the years to bring some of the best coverage of tournament action and other billiards related media to viewers all over the world. The live stream will, as always feature live commentary by Andy and other special guests which can be accessed at the following link: 

http://www.ustream.tv/user/AndyofLA

POV Pool Thanks Tony Torres!

Point Of View Pool would especially like to thank Tony Torres who has gone to great lengths to insure the success of this event. Tony has worked hard every year, not only as an ambassador to many of the players and staff involved, but also to coordinate additional promotions, live streamed coverage and the day to day operations of Hard Times Billiards. Chuck would be proud of you!

—–Additional Resources—–

Hard Times Billiards Sacramento Website

Hard Times Billiards Bellflower Website

Original 2012 Flyer 

—–Chuck Markulis Official Registration Form—–

Click to download: 5thannual

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