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Mezz West State Tour – Rev’ving Up For Fresno!

September 13th, 2014

Diamond Billiards – Fresno, California

Written and edited by: Daniel Busch – Point of View Pool Media

 

Inquiries: Daniel Busch – povpool@gmail.com, Desiree Rivera – mezzweststatetour@yahoo.com 

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The Mezz West State Tour – Forges on!

After just 2 scheduled events of 12 in its first season, The Mezz West State Tour has quickly accumulated 122 members, with an official tour ranking and a desire to earn a spot in the season ending’s, ‘Top Gun” Finale Event of just 16 players in March of 2015. As the Tour prepares for its next stop this weekend at Diamond Billiards in Fresno, California it looks as though the membership should grow to see more new players, sparking not just local interest in winning a piece of the $2,000 added money and a place on the rankings list, the Tour’s third event has also signed on a handful of other popular names in pool like, Gerardo Jamito, Melissa Herndon, Brian Parks, Atila Bezdan and also the young Hungarian Pro, Vilmos Foldes, who has expressed a desire to live on the west coast permanently.

Getting Stronger!

This time, playing 9 Ball instead of 10-Ball, statistically so far, the field for the upcoming Diamond Billiards event is already a little stronger than tour stop #2 at Hard Times – Sacramento, with 5 professional players in the field and more expected. Sacramento’s Hard Times Billiards, which only took in 4 professional players last month saw the rise of Jaynard Orque, who defeated some of its strongest players to take 1st place and now holds a ranking of #4 on the tour. It’s a simple fact, that The Mezz West State Tour, which provides a ranking position to its members and slight handicap to pro players seeking competition is quickly inspiring pool players to bring their best game to fight for a place at the top of the rankings list.

See The Player Rankings!

Jaynard Orque - Winner of Stop #2  - Photo by: Bob Beaulieau

Jaynard Orque – Winner of Stop #2 – Photo by: Bob Beaulieau

During a brief phone conversation with me on Monday of this week, Tang Hoa, who holds position #11 on the ranking list said, “I want to continue playing this season to make it to the Top 16 and qualify for the ‘Top Gun’ event. I think I have a strong chance to make it in, but just to make sure, I’m going to Fresno this weekend. See you there, Buddy!”

Stop #3 – The Venue is Diamond Billiards! 

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 12.11.18 PMDiamond Billiards was opened in the mid 1990’s by an industrious man named Dan Dadian who, at one point owned 5 locations in Central California and Reno, Nevada. Passing away in 2012, Dan is survived by his wife, Sheri Dadian and who now owns and operates Diamond Billiards located at 6460 Blackstone Avenue; the venue has been at the 6,000 square foot location for over 10 years. It’s also the home of the annual ‘Rocky Antennucci 9 Ball Tournament’ which takes place every Super Bowl weekend and will also host its 3rd Annual, ‘Dan Dadian Memorial Tournament’ in November of 2014. Serving food and beer, Diamond Billiards is a weekly host to APA Leagues, Michael Reddick and Chris Swart’s – California Cue Sports events and an ‘in-house’ league, playing on 6 x 7′ bar sized tables, and 12 x 9′ Rebco Tables and the new addition of one 9′ Diamond Table. Another noteworthy factoid about Diamond Billiards, which pool players always ask about is that the house tables there have recently been *’Dominguez’ed’ and that means that the upcoming Mezz/West State stop will be held to high standards of excellence and playing conditions.

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* Dominguez’ed : To have pool tables maintained by Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez – Arguably, the most sought after pool table mechanics in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.

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Dan Dadian, a.k.a. – “Diamond Dan” founded Diamond Billiards and had the belief that everyone should have access to quality entertainment. Diamond Billiards is Fresno’s top destination, bringing people of all ages and skill levels together under one roof.

Diamond Billiards Fresno
6460 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-435-1130
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Website: www.diamondbilliardsfresno.com

Special Cue Raffle Being Held! 

A big thanks also to Mezz Cues for this! Diamond Billiards will be raffling a limited edition Mezz Cue with a WD700 Shaft to all players and spectators in attendance of the event.

Still Taking Entries!

Every Stop: $2,000 Added Guaranteed!

Entry Fee: $65

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As with every stop on The Mezz West State Tour, tournament signups are being taken right up to the day of the event and although advertised to a limited field, is open to as many who wish to participate. This being said, it is still strongly advised to have your name/s added to the list as early as possible to give the Tournament Directors an idea of what to expect on the first day and give them an opportunity to change the start time/s or tournament format, if needed. To sign up, join The Mezz West State Tour’s Facebook Group and send a message to be added to the list. Payment is always accepted and processed on the day of the event.

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Free Live Stream on POV Pool! 

Mezz West State Tour fans, followers; pool players and audiences everywhere can watch this event which will broadcast, live on www.povpool.com with commentary, scores, special guest appearances and sponsor announcements. The POV Pool brand was officially launched in December, 2011 and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, SoundCloud, Instagram, Ustream, Vimeo, and on popular billiard forums.

Live Stream Details: 

– Saturday, September 13th @ 10:00 am / PST – ??? on www.povpool.com

– Sunday, September 14th @ 11:00 am / PST – ??? on www.povpool.com

Live Stream with interactive chatroom: www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

Sponsors: 

The Mezz West State Tour is proudly sponsored by: Mezz Cues, West State Billiards, The Turtle Rack, Zan Tips, Virtual Pool 4, Marty Carey’s Jump Q, Fast & Loose Designs, POV Pool and GoPlayPool. Special Thanks also goes out to NYC Grind, AZ Billiards, Professor Q Ball’s National Pool and Billiards News, The Pool Scene, On The Break News and Automated Entertainment.

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POV Pool’s Upcoming Schedule / April, 2013

POV Pool’s Schedule is always subject to change!
Usually by ADDING dates at the last minute!
Please stay tuned! 
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March 31st – Hard Times Sunday 9 Ball Tournament
April 6th – Hard Times, 1st Saturday, One Pocket Tournament
April 7th – Hard Times, 1st Sunday 9 Ball Tournament
April 13th – The Riverside TAP League’s / Scotch Doubles Blowout!
 

March 31st / Hard Times Sunday, 9 Ball Tournament!

Sponsored By: Kamui Tips & John English’s Automated Entertainment : The Public House 1739! 
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  Efren Reyes Is Back!  efren HTB2

Efren Reyes has just landed back in the United States and will be flying to New Jersey for the Super Billiards Expo, from April 4th – 16th. He plans to play the ‘Diamond Pro Events’ and possibly the Kamui 14.1 Challenge. 

After a quick, couple of beatings of ’15 Ball Rotation’ on table 6 at Hard Times, Efren stated to me that he will be back in Southern California after April 7th and plans to stay in the country until April 30th; to which I replied, “You should come to Vegas with me and get some action! Everyone is over there, you know?” 

More on that story, as it develops…

With a short stay in Bellflower, Efren will most likely play the Hard Times regular Sunday 9 Ball Tournament on March 31st, which will be streamed live on POV Pool’s Ustream Channel at 12:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time.

www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

April 6th / 1st Saturday, One Pocket Tournament!

POV Pool’s Ustream Channel – 12:00 pm / Pacific Standard Time 
Sponsored By: Kamui Tips & John English’s Automated Entertainment! The Public House 1739

Hard Times Billiards BellflowerJoin POV Pool for the $100 Added, 1st Saturday of the Month, One Pocket Tournament at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower. We are going to great lengths for this particular show to bring you some excellent commentators, which I think you will enjoy!

www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

April 7th / 1st Sunday, 9 Ball Tournament!

POV Pool’s Ustream Channel – 12:00 pm / Pacific Standard Time 
Sponsored By: Kamui Tips & John English’s Automated Entertainment! The Public House 1739 

Hard Times Billiards BellflowerPlease join us for this $600 Added, Double Elimination 9-Ball Tournament on Easter Sunday! That’s right, folks! I’m sure we’ll get at least 12 players… wink, wink! Maybe we’ll find a few eggs in the corner pocket as well. 

www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

April 13th / Riverside TAP League’s Scotch Doubles Blowout!

POV Pool’s Ustream Channel – 12:00 pm / Pacific Standard Time
Sponsored By: Kamui Tips, Diamond Billiard Products, Aramith, Ivan Simonis & GoPlayPool 
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Join us at Shooter’s Pool Hall in Riverside for the 5th Annual, Riverside TAP – Scotch Doubles, 8-Ball Season End Blowout Event! 

This is a one day event which will consist of over 30 teams of 8-Ball junkies playing for cash and prizes worth over $2,500. Join Daniel Busch, Ian Brock and many other friends and members of the Riverside TAP League! 

www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

Shooters Riverside
10226 Indiana Ave
Riverside, CA 92503

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POV Pool Stream and Raffle @ Hard Times’ 1st Sunday, October 7th!

Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower / October 7th, 2012

1st Sunday Tournament, Live Stream and POV ‘raffle’ to be held! 

Be sure to tune in and check out action once again for So Cal’s best monthly 9-Ball tournament from Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower run by Tournament Director Marie Lim.

Chuck Markulis Warmup! 

 Many of So Cal’s top professional players are expected to attend this 1st Sunday event which will also serve as an excellent warmup for the upcoming, ‘Chuck Markulis Memorial Tournament’ taking place just a few days later at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento. Bellflower’s table #1, also known as ‘The Devil Table’ has seen some phenomenal action by POV Pool this year, featuring matches with top ranking players such as Oscar Dominguez, Scott Frost, Francisco Bustamante, Dennis Orcollo, Shane Van Boening and Raj Hundal just to name a few.

Nick Spano and Johnny Kang split 1st & 2nd

Let us not forget also, the Hard Times ‘hard hitters’ who, on any given day could give the pros a run for their money, especially on ‘The Devil Table’! Last month’s 1st Sunday event, left the pros hanging out to dry to up and comers like, Johnny Kang, Beau Runningen, Nick Spano, Steve Chaplin, Zeke Morrisson, Fach Garcia and believe it or not, ‘your’s truly’ – Daniel Busch. Johnny Kang has most certainly become a force to be reckoned with at the 1st Sunday events, taking 1st place for the month of August and splitting 1st & 2nd place with Nick Spano for last month’s September event.

Be that as it may, this upcoming October’s live streamed event should be a doozy with the expected turnout of hopefuls preparing for the Sacramento event, beginning October 11th, starting with $1,000 Added One-Pocket and leap-frogging into the 9-Ball portion of the event on October 13th.

POV Pool Raffle!

For those attending the event at Hard Times Billiards, POV Pool will be raffling prizes which will include, an ‘El Diablo’ Break Jump Cue ($250 Value), Max Eberle’s ‘Powerful Pool’ DVD Set ($99 Value), Virtual Pool 4 T-Shirts ($25 Value) and a Kamui Tip Voucher ($25 Value).

‘El Diablo’ – Break/Jump

 

Live Stream!

As always, for those who can’t see the action in the flesh, be sure to tune in to POV Pool’s homepage or on Ustream’s POV Pool Channel for live coverage of this event. Thanks for watching! 

POV Pool Adds One-Pocket – 2 Days Back To Back Streaming!

In addition to the upcoming 1st Sunday tournament at Hard Times Billiards, POV Pool will be clocking in a day early to catch the action for the Hard Times 4th Saturday, $100 Added, One Pocket Tournament as well.

It’ll be a long, 2 days of back to back action featuring some of SoCal’s toughest one-pocket players from various rooms on Saturday followed by another flick of the switch the very next morning for the Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball Tournament.

Hard Times Tournament Director Marie Lim informs POV Pool that the One-Pocket monthly usually hosts around 25 players in the single elimination, race to 2 format. The tournament generally winds down by about 7PM, leaving plenty of time of any ‘extra-curricular action’ to be streamed or covered if it transpires. Lovers of One-Pocket, readers of this website and viewers of the stream are encouraged to stay tuned to the AZ Billiards Thread for real-time updates on matches and last minute action which could come up after the finals of the One-Pocket.

Railbirds are always welcome to Hard Times for this 2-day affair. No Cover Charge!

POV Pool is proudly sponsored by Kamui and Pool-Trax!

Saturday Before First Sunday One Pocket Tournament

  • $100 Added – $20. Entry Fee
  • Single Elimination (Race to 2 – Finals Race to 3)
  • FREE Practice at Noon
  • Live stream UP at Noon
  • Tournament Starts at 1pm
  • Limit 32 Players
  • NO Phone-ins

First Sunday of Every Month 9-Ball Tournament

  • $600 Added – $30. Entry Fee
  • Double Elimination
  • Winner’s side 5 – One Loss side 4
  • Pros Go One Game Higher
  • FREE Practice at Noon-Tournament Starts at 1pm
  • Live stream UP at Noon
  • Limit 96 Players
  • NO Phone-ins
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July’s Hard Times 1st Sunday To Be Streamed Live!

POV Pool is returning once again to Hard Times for the seventh time this year to stream the 1st Sunday 9-Ball Tournament which is faithfully organized and directed by Marie Lim.

Marie stated that, “Due to overwhelming support for the Dan Dadian Memorial Tournament in Fresno, our 1st Sunday in June was a relatively low turnout of 41 players. Our next ‘1st Sunday’ even in July seems to be wide open, and since there will be a straight pool qualifier here on July 7th & 8th for the Predator World 14.1 event happening in New York, we may see a higher attendance than usual.”

Last month, Oscar Dominguez and Ramon Mistica found themselves battling it out for 1st place in a nail-biting, Hill/Hill match on Table 6, “The Devil Table”.

Watch that match here.
FINAL MATCH OSCAR VS RAMON

Barring any stragglers who take their time coming back from Tunica, it’ll be a nice sized bracket, streamed live by Your’s Truly: POV Pool.

$600 Added
Double Elimination
Race to 5/4 – Pros play to 6/5 games
$30 Entry
1pm Start Time – Free Practice at 12pm
Stream will be live at 12pm

See you there…

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