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Golden Cue Billiards Sets the Stage for New World Billiards!

Saturday – December 5th, 2015

The Golden Cue – South El Monte, CA 

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Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – A ‘Swan Song’ for New World Billiards
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This Saturday, December 5th will be a special engagement for The Golden Cue Billiards club in South El Monte, California. A very special, 15th annual memorial tournament for ‘Big Al’, much loved and respected by SoCal pool players is always special of course, but not the only thing special about it. This event also sets the stage for the ‘final bow’ from New World Billiards… Yes, the 15th Annual, $1,500 added, ‘Big AL’ La Mode 9-Ball event will be New World Billiards’ final tournament before closing their books for good. This year’s annual shin-dig has a full field of 64 players, who’s names will ring a bell to anyone with over a decade of history in our community. The event will be streamed live on POV Pool, but to any locals out there who know these players personally you should jump in the car and get to Golden Cue Billiards. It just might be the last time we see these names in the same room all at once. The NWB handicapped format drew a very special tribe of passionate players which I’m not sure will cultivate again any time soon. Names like Tony/Phil/Carmine Sardo, Ed Sellers, Derek Kim, Wayne Pullen, Jerry Lin, Erwin Macapagal, Larry Bohn, Jenny Lee and more… These are some of the original players dating back to the defunct, USPPA organization, born in the late 90’s. If you’re looking for a story or two from these guys about pool in its heyday, you just might find it here on this day.

A short trip down memory lane: SOME OLD POSTERS WITH NWB

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For those who didn’t know, ‘New World Billiards’ was the last remaining independent organization on the west coast of the United States to bring us handicapped 9-ball tournaments on 9-foot tables, playing for cash or added monies, without having to be part of a league. Accepting any players and rating them according to skill level; players could pick and choose any event/s they wanted to compete in without worry about being cut or eliminated from the rankings roster. The only requirement for membership was an annual $25 fee to be entered into the database and whatever their tournament fee was per event. Tony Annigoni’s, USPPA format was basically the starting point from which ‘NWB’ launched. Originally owned by Ron Wishnack and Ken Elton, their mission was to pick up where the USPPA left off but made a few tweaks to their handicapping, so as not to conflict with Tony’s original invention. Although NWB’s organization was solid and quickly migrated 99% of  Southern California’s USPPA players, it never did gain the traction that USPPA gained in the early 2000’s.

Fun Fact: One of POV Pool’s 1st streams was in December of 2011 for New World Billiards’, It was the 1st Annual BIG DEAL event. Wayne Pullen beat Jerry Lin in the finals! 

Some Sordid History in Brief…

New World Billiards was formed in 2010 in response to the demise of the USPPA that was owned and operated by pool promoter, Tony Annigoni. NWB held many low cost, weekly tournaments at up to 6 venues in Southern California and quickly obtained over 150 members within its first month of forming. They also threw several annual tournaments which paid deep, guaranteed added monies with very little entry for its members who qualified to enter. These were the good guys… Ron Wishnack and Ken Elton committed and honest, they were loyal to the USPPA until problems began brewing. In 2010, a controversy surrounding the USPPA’s infamous 99 player ‘Reno’ event in, left its top 12 players without any payouts and an elusive promoter, almost impossible to contact or get a straight answer from for many months. The reaction from many players to Tony and the organization which, had a National reach and almost 1,600 registrations was to leave and therefore USPPA quickly lost 75% of its base. To date, the winner’s of the aforementioned tournament in Reno have not yet received full payment; even despite the 1st place winner, Jeff Gregory’s judgement of $5,000 against Tony Annagoni, to pay up.

On a slightly broader scale, the USPPA’s demise had a profound effect on the billiard community. It served as a catalyst to form New World Billiards in SoCal and Bob Beaulieu’s – World PPA with almost 1,600 players in NorCal; the handicapped, APA, TAP leagues and even Mark Griffin’s USAPL league also took root to adopt many of the estranged casual players and serious players seeking a new home to work on their games.

We hope you enjoy this final event from New World Billiards. Good luck to all players and Keep Loving Pool! Thank you to Ron Wishnack and Ken Elton and best of luck in your future endeavors!

POV Pool – Streaming Live at 11am / PST

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PLAYER LIST:

Elias Valles
Rich Hodge
Randy Miller
Jeffrey Pu
Larry Bohn
Dave Hemmah
Marielle Lim
Bob Jocz
Phi Le
Jerry Lin
Barbara Lee
Sairith Mey
Derek Kim
Ed Sellers
Roger Goto
Carmine Sardo
David Carroll
Ron Meadows
Aaron Estrada
Ron Reisler
Mel Legunzad
Paul Santos
Mark Whitehead
Trevor Benbrook
Phil Sardo
Jeff Ham
John Nekali
Larry Pan
Ra Hanna
Erwin Macapagal
Ralf Stier
Mike Stilkey
Terry Reagan
Mike Adelson
MJ Partin
Jenny Lee
Jonah Vise
Eric Friar
Luis Lopez
Kevin Nakamura
Gil Leon
Keith O'Donnell
Bob Young
Jon Balan
CD Johnson
Wayne Pullen
Trinh Lu
DANIEL BUSCH
Rich Daniel
Ray Van
Geraldine Thibodeau
Rhino
Johnny Ngo
Brian Cady
Mike Piy
Jeremiah Johnson
John Halter
Mauricio Marroquin
April Shirakawa
Reid Fleming
Candie Rosenberger
Ken Hoshide
Gigi Callejas
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Al Garcia
Hiroko Makiyama

The 2015 “Hard Times Ten ‘n’ One” event – This July!

July 16th-19th, 2015

Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA

The 6th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open…

…Oh, and by the way, 1-Pocket, too! 

We know you’ve all been wondering about the annual Hard Times 10-Ball’ event in Bellflower, CA. You remember right? Where Alex Pagulayun got whipped into shaped by Carlo Biado in 2013. Where Johnny Kang almost bested Ralf Souquet and take 5th place in 2014. Or the rise of Ruben Bautista’s fame, losing to Dennis Orcullo in the finals of 2014. Well, it’s back again this summer and our duty to report the official announcement of this year’s event, which also includes a $1,500 added, 1-Pocket tournament thrown into the deal!

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Time for some excitement!

Presented By:Hard Times Billiards Bellflower

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 Bellflower’s, Hard Times Billiards and Andy Billiard Cloth 

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$1,500 Added 1-Pocket Open

  • July 16th-17th
  • Open to 64
  • ‘Grady Rule’ – No more than 4 balls in ‘kitchen’
  • $100 Entry – (Late Fee – $25 day of)
  • Race to 3W / 2L
  • Final Race to 4

$5,000 Added Hard Times 10-Ball Open!

  • July 17th-19th
  • Open to 128
  • $125 Entry – (Late Fee – $25 day of)
  • Race to 9W / 8L
  • Finals – Race to 11

Entries Now Being Taken!

Come one, come all, not only to The 6th Annual – $5,000 Added Hard Times 10 Ball Open Tournament, but also adding for the first time, a $1,500 added One-Pocket tournament, making this an action packed four-day event, with two chances to win. Send in your check or money order for each event directly to Hard Times Billiards right now, or call tournament director, Dave Hemmah to secure your spot on the list.

A note on the late fee:  $25 only, whether you sign for one or both events. Fee waived for early sign up of one event.

‘Thanks’ to the Sponsors!

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Our viewing audience, competing players and spectators owes a huge thanks to Andy Billiard Cloth, not only providing equipment but also a portion of the prize fund. ‘Thank You’ to The San Gabriel Valley APA and to the Marty Carey Jump Q for additional event and prize fund sponsorship. POV Pool also owes gratitude to Tiger Products and Kamui Tips for making it possible for us to provide our broadcast on www.povpool.com. Also, an advance applause for our tournament directors, Dave Hemmah and Marie Lim, responsible for collecting entry fees, fielding inquiries and managing the tournament flow which will be powered by CompuSport and available to view online during the event. Let’s not forget Hard Times’ owner, Eddie Arreguin for hosting and also for being available to answer  many questions and address concerns we had this year, to make it happen. There have also been some A/C improvements in the building, a replacement table to stream instead of the Diamond table from last year and the return of Dan Hernandez to provide excellent counter and customer service.

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Live Stream and Brackets

Point Of View Pool will live-stream the entire event, on www.povpool.com at 11:00 am PST from July 16th – 19th. Be sure also to follow the ‘real-time feed’ page for this event, which will become available once the event begins. Our real time feed will consist of: Live Brackets provided by CompuSport, real time news and action updates, photos, payouts, prize funds, player attendance and much, much more.

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Your Questions and Inquiries: 

  • Tournament Info: Hard Times Billiards – (562) 867-7733
  • Entry Questions or Sign Ups: Dave Hemmah – (310) 892-0908
  • Advertising Space on Live Stream: Daniel Busch – (310) 923-6639
  • Anything else: povpool@gmail.com

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The Rocket vs Geronimo – Rematch – April 7th!

Tuesday, April 7th – 2015

Epic Billiards – Carson, California

 

April 12th – Match Update!

– Congratulations to Edgie Geronimo for winning this match, 15-25. It was a tough day for Rodney, who learned late in the match that his cue-tip was becoming spongy and after changing shafts it was just too little, too late. The playing conditions shifted continuously during the evening, with the front door of the establishment being opened and closed throughout the match, and heavy rain outside bringing moisture inside.

Drinking and celebrations commenced very quickly after the match, with Joven and Edgie’s ‘Despedida’ (farewell party).

Another great night of action on POV Pool! We are hoping to schedule yet another rematch between Rodney and Edgie Geronimo at the Golden Cue in July, when Edgie returns to Los Angeles!

Check out what’s coming next! 

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AKA – Edgie Geronimo and Joven Bustamante’s “Despedida”

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Rematch scheduled between Rodney Morris and Edgie Geronimo!

Stream starts at 6:00pm / PST on POV Pool! 

Last week’s epic 10-ball battle at Hard Times Billiards was one of POV Pool’s best yet. Now we’ve just heard that tensions are mounting, yet again between Rodney “The Rocket” Morris and the soft-spoken gunslinger from Bulacan, Philippines, Edgie Geronimo.

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Hard Times vs Epic Billiards – Very Different Rooms

The 10-ball action match, which took place at Hard Times Billiards on April 2nd ended in a victory for Rodney Morris of 19 games to 12 and was played on much different conditions than the ones being proposed for Tuesday’s rematch. The Gold Crown II’s at Epic Billiards are not as tight and Kamui_logoBlack-webthe tables play a lot slower. Epic’s square footage is only enough to host 6 full-sized tables as opposed to Hard Times, which has 26 tables, tighter pockets and a somewhat more humid atmosphere than Epic. Also, Epic Billiard’s clientele are almost 60% Filipino; there will be HUGE local support for Edgie and this could raise concerns as to whether or not ‘The Rocket’ can take the heat during a long race to 25 with all the excitement going on.

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And what of Joven Bustamante?

Well, guys? We don’t really know what’s going to happen with Joven Bustamante. He defeated Vilmos Foldes in a race to 18 games on Thursday, but alas, Vilmos will not be present at Epic Billiards to answer back this time. There is talk of bringing in some backup to play Joven – A few names, like Chris Robinson, Sal Butera and Beau Runningen have been thrown around, but POV’s main focus will be on the headliner match. Spectators are welcome and there is no cover charge to watch. The live stream will be free for all and should start at 6pm / PST.

Please join us for live coverage! Andy Cloth

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