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November 11th, 2013 

Los Angeles, CA 

LIve Stream Dates So Far On POV! 

Dates and times are subject to change (Times reflect Pacific Standard Time): 

December 7th, 2013 @ 11am – Riverside TAP  Pitstop Pub / CONFIRMED

December 8th, 2013 @ 12pm – Manila Billiards, WorldPPA  Shootout! / CONFIRMED

January 5th, 2014 @ 12pm – Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball / CONFIRMED

February 2nd, 2014 @ 12pm – Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball / CONFIRMED

February 15th & 16th, 2014 @ 10am – Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball / CONFIRMED

Events & Details

December 7th  – TAP League – Season Ending – Scotch Doubles 10-Ball Tournament!  

11:00 AM PST – 8:00PM PST / The Pitstop Pub 

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Florian Kohler coaches partner, Iana Henson!

And introducing POV Pool’s first LIVE STREAM on YouTube! 

Join POV Pool on YouTube – as we visit Menifee, CA to cover TAP League’s, Ian Brock and his feisty crew of heartfelt pool players from the Inland Empire! Played on Pitstop Pub’s, 5 beautiful Barbox Diamond Tables, it should be a riotous afternoon which should lead us into the evening hours (As long as we don’t get scooted out for another Disco Party! ;-). More more details and information on how you can join the Riverside TAP or The TAP League, please visit their pages.

December 8th, 2013 – WorldPPA  9-Ball Shootout! “The Final 16 Players!” 

 12:00 PM / PST @ Manila Billiards

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Visiting, Dante Encarnation’s, Manila Billiards for the first time will  be a blast, as we cover the final day of their inaugural ‘World PPA 9-Ball Shootout Tournament’ and Christmas Party! There are still spots open for this event folks, which will be adjusted using Bob Bob Beaulieu’s, WorldPPA Format ~ Races to 8!

This is a 2-day event so be sure and sign up now!

POV Pool will be there to cover the best of this 2 day event, arriving on the final day to cover the ‘Final 16 Players’! Please join us at 12:00 PM PST!

Manila Billiards, event T-Shirts will also be available for sale!

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January 5th, 2014 – Hard Times 1st Sunday (Of The Year!) 9-Ball

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Back at Hard Times for the 1st Sunday of The Year! This will make it the 3rd time that POV Pool has covered the 1st Sunday of the year and we are working hard to create some additional promotions to make this particular tournament a great, kick-off event for 2014!

POV Pool has covered some of the most exciting matches on ‘The Devil Table!” at Hard Times Billiards. Be sure to catch the action, LIVE on POV Pool as we don it again!

 

February 2nd, 2014 – Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball

12:00 PM @ Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA

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Why stop now! With so much action in Southern California it’s hard to stop streaming! Hard Times’ 1st Sunday 9-Ball Tournament is one of the toughest pool workouts for any player looking to enter the pro circuit or even just to improve their skills!

Join us for yet another free live stream on POV Pool!

February 15th & 16th, 2014 – The 18th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament! 

10:00 AM @ Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA

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Entries will go fast for this one!!!

Here we are again, folks! Not just at Hard Times, but at Southern California’s most prestigious memorial event for the late, great Jay Swanson, who played and beat them all with his swan-like smooth stroke. We’ve seen some historical matches take place during this event! Alex Pagulayan his sustained injuries here, Dennis Orcullo has run a six-pack in the finals and we’ve captured some of pool’s finest moments to date.

Brought to you by Mark Griffin of Cue-Sports International, this will once again be a packed house of 192 players hoping to take down this event.

Sponsorship opportunities are most welcome on POV Pool’s live streamed coverage of this 2-Day event which will be delivered to viewers absolutely free! Please contact POV Pool for details and sponsorship packages.

If you would like to work with Point Of View Pool to bring action from your venue, promote your organization or event, please feel free to contact POV Pool through our contact page. POV Pool is working hard to continue promoting the great game of cue-sports and other related activities & organizations. POV Pool is a publicly funded organization which would not be possible without your help. Please support these live streams by donating to POV Pool via PayPal. Any donation of $30 or more will receive a Kamui Tip Voucher, redeemable at any ‘Certified Kamui Tip Installer’. 

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POV Pool Adds 1st Sundays To The Schedule!

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA

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POV Pool Returns For 1st  Sundays! 

Beginning this Sunday and adding 3 events to a rapidly forming schedule, which is soon to be officially released sometime before October 15th, POV Pool will return to Hard Times Billiards to live-stream the 1st Sunday events there for the remainder of this year. 

It’s been almost 4 months, since hungry fans got the chance to witness some of the biggest names in pool take down the ‘Devil Table’ at Hard Times Billiards. During that hot July weekend at the 4th Annual 10-Ball Open, POV Pool had the pleasure of live-streaming some of it’s best  matches ever. The cameras were on, the stream was strong and the commentators were superb.

And, as the cue-ball turns, ‘change’ is the only constant. Like the switching of an old cloth, Father Time  purges its legends into retirement and death, yet he leaves behind a new generation of young guns, starry-eyed hopefuls and serious contenders to the queue . Wang Can, Carlo Biado, Nikos Ekonomopolous, Shane VanBoening, John Morra, Jesse Engel, Oscar Dominguez – These are  just a few of the latest giants to lead the pack, who ,along with its regular ‘giant killers’, Hard Times Billiards sees a lion’s share of.

Capturing History!

Over the decades, Hard Times has seen its share of promoters and video professionals who were eager to record the history of these phenoms of pool. Before the days of live-streaming, the birth of the video camera brought J.J. Jenkins to the scene in 1988, where he recorded events for a whopping 6 years. Capturing Jay Swanson, Keith McCreedy, Grady Matthews, Ismael (Morro) Paez, Cecil Tugwell, Efren Reyes and even the 21 year-old Dennis Hatch, if you are a connoisseur of historical matches, I  urge you to contact J.J. Jenkins directly at poolactionvideos@yahoo.com and order some of his videos.

In 2009, Chad Pollman and Justin Collett’s ‘The Action Report’ produced live-streamed events at Hard Times, such as the 15th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial and a phenomenal 3-day action match entitled ‘TAR 16’  played between John Morra and Oscar Dominguez. TAR 16, happened to be the first chance for me to get hands-on experience with live-streaming a pool match. Working as Andy Chen’s assistant on the TAR crew, I got to run camera, operate the jib, getting a first-hand look at how a quality stream is presented. It is an experience for which I am forever grateful! Andy Chen also went on to provide further streamed coverage at Hard Times and other venues, working with Melissa Herndon of the SCL9T, Sacramento’s Hard Times Billiards for the Chuck Markulis’ memorial tournaments and more.

It is in this tradition that POV Pool is committed to bringing you continued action from Hard Times Billiards for the remainder of 2013, every first Sunday, starting October 6th. POV Pool’s live stream channel can be found on Ustream.tv with a chat interface for loyal viewers to mingle, or you can tune in to the live video only on www.povpool.com

 Tuning Up The Champions! 

Over the course of 25+ years, Hard Times has lived up to it’s name as ‘The Home Of Champions’, attracting some of the world’s top players and notorious gamblers from all over the world.

Since Chuck Markulis opened Hard Times in 1988, the 1st Sunday, 9-Ball tournament has served as an institution for local players, roving gamblers and rail-birds alike. It’s widely known as one of the toughest pool workouts for a player to endure for just a $30 entry, combining all elements of a championship tournament, including top notch equipment, a roster of ‘god-like’ shooters and not to mention the incredible stamina needed to wait for your match to be called. For just a little less entry each week, every other Sunday there holds the same tournament but with no added purse. Format and prize fund for 1st Sunday the tournament has gone through various changes over the years and now stands at $600 added, based on a full field of 64 players.

It is a tournament which I recommend to any player, looking to improve their game on all levels. Marie Lim is the Tournament Director and entries are accepted at 12 noon on every 1st Sunday of the month. For more information, directions and phone number please refer to the information below or simply click here.

 

Hard Tmes Billiards – Bellflower

17450 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 867-7733

 

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The 2013 – West Coast Swing and POV Pool Update!

May 9th, 2013
West Coast, United States! 
 

Breaking news:

Another event will be unofficially added to the West Coast Swing this year on June 29th, held at Family Billiards in San Francisco. This event is to honor the recent passing of Cole Dickson. For more information on this $4,000 Added event, please visit the Cole Dickson Memorial Tournament event page on Facebook. 

Cole Dickson Memorial Tournament

June 29th-30th, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
$50.00 Entry
Double Elimination
Race to 9 on the win side
Race to 7 on the loss side
$4000.00 Added (Minimum)
Registration 11am-1pm
Practice 12pm-1pm
Matches begin at 1pm
 

The 2013 West Coast Swing Report!

Predictions of an extremely hot summer this year will welcome yet another swing of players ‘galore’ on the west coast of the United States. Normally occurring in springtime,  this 4th annual ‘West Coast Swing’ has now been moved to the summertime in order to work around the ‘BCA National Championships’ schedule which takes place in late July at the newly contracted Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. That being said, the ‘swing’ will still accomodate a trifecta of major events shared by the states of California and Nevada and will boast a prize fund of at least $80,000 between them. 

Different Players Anticipated

This years’ attendance at these events should be something to note due to the newly formed World Professional Billiard League or WPBL, (The Home Of Bonus Ball). With 12 teams of pro players from all over the world and with the ‘swing’ right in the middle of the ‘Bonus Ball’ broadcast schedule, it seems we should see a lively yet mixed attendance of top players scheduling these events between their ‘on’ and ‘off” time of Bonus Ball appearances. For instance, for an event in early July, Bonus Ball teams’ Chicago Rockets (Mika Immonen, Rodney Morris, Raj Hundal, Karl Boyes) should be available to play The West Coast Challenge event in Mountain View, but Bonus Ball would prevent them from appearing at Hard Times Billiards on the following week. At the Hard Times 10-Ball event, we might see a new swing of players from Bonus Ball teams, ‘Atlanta Scorpions’ (Johnny Archer, Dennis Hatch, Shannon Daulton) or the ‘Houston Hustlers’ (Jeremy Jones, Justin Hall and Chip Compton). As a likely result of this rather interesting schedule of events, a ‘winning sweep’ of The West Coast Swing by a small handful of players should not be anticipated. With 12 teams of bonus ball players (40 players in all) in Las Vegas during the swing, you can be assured that 40 top pros are already deciding how to best spend their off-time at Bonus Ball to keep their games in top shape. It is highly recommended that players and readers read and contribute to pertinent forums in order to follow the players and tournament schedules. 

AZ Billiards Forum / One-Pocket .org Forum / Vegas Billiards Buzz Forum /

 West Coast Swing – Overview

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Stop #1 – The West Coast Challenge!
$4,000 Added One-Pocket / July 3rd-5th
$10,000 Added 10-Ball / July 5th-7th
The California Billiard Club 
881 E. Camino Real 
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 965-3100
 
Stop #2 – Hard Times 10-Ball Open!
$10,000 Added / July 12th-14th
Hard Times Billiards (South)
17450 Bellflower Blvd. 
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 876-7733
 
 
Stop #3  – CSI’s, Open Events
$60,000 Added / July 17th-27th
The Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Ave. 
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(866) 746-7671
 
 
 
 

The West Coast Challenge

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$4,000 Added One-Pocket. July 3rd-5th. 

$10,000 Added 10-Ball. July 5th-7th.

*Shane VanBoening is confirmed for this tournament!

Not to be confused with the West Coast Swing itself, this years’ high ranking action action will commence on July 3rd in Mountain View, California for The 2013 West Coast Challenge held at The California Billiard Club and brought to you by the newly founded  ‘California Cue-Sports‘ organization (Owners, Chris Swart and Michael Reddick). Additional sponsors of the event include, Play The Game Clothing and John Henderson’s Cue Sports Journal. The prize fund matches last years’, with the inclusion of two self-sanctioned spots to compete in the third leg of the swing at CSI’s Open One-Pocket and Open 10-Ball events. It’s truly awesome to have California Billiard Club owner, Chris Swart’s support of the billiard community by providing this fantastic, 5 day event which will also be streamed live on www.POVPool.com

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The 4th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open 

10B2013$10,000 Added 10-Ball. July 12th-14th POV Pool returns once again to Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA to bring you live coverage of the 4th annual ‘Hard Times 10-Ball Open’. Another huge bonus to the event follows the announcement of sponsorship by apparel company Crooks & Castles, who have agreed to contribute an additional $5,000 to the prize fund bringing in a total of $10,000 added. This fund should attract enough players to fill the bracket open to 96 players. The event will last for 3 days, be live-streamed on www.POVPool.com with special guest appearances by some notable personalities. For more information on this event or for entries and other questions, please visit the Hard Times Ten Ball Facebook Event Page

 
 
 

CueSports International’s 2013 U.S. Open Events!

$10,000 Added One-Pocket. July 17th-20th

$25,000 Added 10-Ball. July 19th-23rd

$25,000 Added 8-Ball. July 23rd-27th

 And finally, rounding off this year’s West Coast Swing will be the CSI Open events which occur for the first time at The Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino. After a long run of 19 years at the Riviera Hotel/Casino the 37th BCA National Championships and CSI Open events have officially moved to the new venue, which has never officially hosted a pool related event of this magnitude since the casino was built in 1979. All BCA participants who enter events this year will enjoy free entry into the CSI Open events being held there and can also enjoy watching the streamed matches in rooms booked at the Rio All Suites. Sponsored by Diamond Tables, Simonis Cloth and Predator Cues, this years CSI Open events will consist of 8-Ball, One-Pocket and 10-Ball. With additional sponsorship by The American Cue-Maker’s Association we shall enjoy some of the world’s best players in the first 8-Ball tournament of its kind for these CSI, U.S. Open events. CSIOpens    

For more information on the CSI Open events, please visit the Cue Sports International website at: http://www.playcsipool.com/ 

Live Streams Watch!

As POV Pool begins to set roots in Las Vegas there is a schedule of streams forming which are very good pitstops for players and fans to get additional news and updates as to what is happening in the pool world, as it’s happening. 

POV Pool thanks, past supporters of its live streams and is looking forward to covering the action wherever it may transpire. 

Please feel free to save these dates for more updates on The West Coast Swing and for great matches, as they happen. 

May 26th (Hard Times Sunday, Bellflower) Regular Sunday, 9-Ball
June 12th (Pool Sharks, Las Vegas) / TEST STREAM 
June 22nd – 23rd (Pool Sharks, Las Vegas) / POTS & PANS OPEN
July 3rd – 7th (California Billiard Club, Mountain View) WEST COAST CHALLENGE
July 12th – 14th (Hard Times, Bellflower) HARD TIMES 10-BALL
August 2nd – 4th (Eagles Lodge, Helena Montana) EARL/SHANE  THE DECIDER

 

 

POV Pool To Visit The Rum Runner! LIVE STREAM???

Flyer Courtesy of MaryAnn Starkey @ GoPlayPool.com

Flyer Courtesy of MaryAnn Starkey @ GoPlayPool.com

The Andy Mercer Memorial Tournament in Las Vegas!

March 22nd-24th, 2013.

It has been said by many that this venue is too small to accomodate a stream team. 

Every year 64 of the best players from across the United States play at the annual Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball tournament at the Rum Runner Las Vegas on Tropicana. The tournament is held in March and is usually the weekend after the Doc Hill Memorial.

The tournament is hosted by owner Geno Hill and every year the board seems to fill faster and faster. Touring pros like Shane Van Boening and Darren Appleton are often viewed as just another match as they compete against some of the best “Bar Box” players in the United States.

This year’s field will be one of the toughest yet, including one of pools hottest rising stars, Jayson Shaw, CTE/Pro One’s Stevie Moore, Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Morris and many many more. 

Here’s the scoop! 
POV Pool has been invited to investigate the venue for the possibility of streaming this event, live and free! It has been agreed by many that this venue is way too small and crowded, but one things for sure, POV Pool will be there to see if it’s possible to pull it off!

This stream, if it happens will be LIVE & FREE! It will probably only be the final day, so please SAVE THE DATE!

March 22nd-24th, 2013

The Rum Runner!

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Previous Winners include: 

1991 – Dave Nottingham
1992 – Joe Alvarez
1993 – Danny Medina
1994 – Jim Blakeman
1995 – Warren Kiamko
1996 – Roger Griffis
1997 – Roger Griffis
1998 – Jose Parica
1999 – Ismael Paez
2000 – Danny Medina
2001 – Jeff Heath
2002 – Jeff Heath
2003 – Nicholas Kruger
2004 – Jim Blakeman
2005 – Jim Blakeman
2006 – Ismael Paez
2007 – Ismael Paez
2008 – Brian Parks
2009 – Shane Van Boening
2010 – Ernesto Dominguez
2011 – Shane Van Boening

2012 – Shane VanBoening

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