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Rodrigo Takes Stop #4 – Mezz West State Tour!

Written by: Oscar Dominguez
Photos by – POV Pool

September 30th, 2014

Plush Pocket Billiards – Northridge, CA

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The Mezz West State Tour Event #4

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First responders: Daniel Busch, Mike Meeker, Dave Martineau, Anthony Ortega, Ramon Mistica, Kenny Koo and Justin Logan

 

The Mezz West State Tour completed stop #4 in beautiful Northridge, CA at Plush Pocket Billiards the weekend of September 27th and 28th with another excellent field of 91 players for our 9 ball event. Our gracious host, Steve Yi, opened his 20 pool table pool room and their staff worked tirelessly to accommodate the many players and fans in attendance.

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Efren Reyes at Mezz West State Tour #4 playing Vilmos Foldes on POV Pool

The Mezz West State Tour has garnered a strong following and had several special guests in attendance. The legendary Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante came a few days early to the Los Angeles area before their departure to the Poplar Bluff, MO one pocket event and decided to give all the locals a treat with their amazing skills. In addition to the obvious world champions in attendance, several other world class players were in the field such as; Vilmos Foldes, Santos Sambajon, Ernesto and Oscar Dominguez, Ramon Mistica, John “Mr. 400” Schmidt along with WPBA pros Stacy Novak, Jenny Lee, and Melissa Herndon. The 91 player field was whittled down to 24 on Sunday morning and the crowd in attendance was in for a treat as high class 9 ball was demonstrated at a world class level. In a marquee match, Rodrigo Geronimo played a tough battle with Efren Reyes where a few uncharacteristic misses by Efren made the difference in the match. This led to Rodrigo playing Bustamante for the hotseat and Rodrigo kept his hot streak on the Mezz West State tour alive by once again being the man to beat on the tour.

Meanwhile on the one loss side, strong semi pro player Johnny Kang had another brilliant performance playing high caliber pool with his ultra aggressive style. It took both Efren and Bustamante to finally bring him down with a solid 4th place finish leaving the top 3 players all Filipino of Bustamante, Reyes, and Geronimo. Due to time constraints of catching an early morning flight to Missouri, the top three players played a shortened race leaving Reyes in 3rd, Bustamante in 2nd, and Rodrigo Geronimo again to win a Mezz West State Tour Stop. These classy professionals showed why they are some of the greatest players to ever live by playing at a level above the field. It was a pleasure seeing pool played at its finest and the fans were treated to a great show. Additionally, the Top Female $100 bonus was won by Melissa Herndon as she makes a comeback to the pool world and we could not be happier to have a champion person and player back in the mix with the guys.

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Francisco Bustamante and Ramon Mistica at Plush Pocket in Northridge, CA

The MWST would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support; Mezz Cues, West State Billiard Supply, POV Pool, AZBilliards, NYCGrind, Kurzweil’s Country Meats, Fast&Loose Designs, Turtle Rack, and ZAN tips. Our next stop is November 8/9 at Billiard Palacade in San Francisco, CA. Please be sure to visit our website www.mezzweststatetour.com for any questions and the rest of our schedule.

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Payouts:
1st- Rodrigo Geronimo: $1,550
2nd- Francisco Bustamante: $1,000
3rd- Efren Reyes: $700
4th- Johnny Kang: $450
5th/6th- Vilmos Foldes, Santos Sambajon: $300 each
7th/8th- Beau Runningen, Dave Hemmah: $225 each
9th-12th- Jason Ferroni, Oscar Dominguez, Ernesto Dominguez, James Cavallo :$155 each
13th-16th- Fach Garcia, Bob Jocz, Chris Wedekind, Mike Lin: $110 each
17th-24th- Dave Martineau, Jerry Lin, Rodney Wynn, Ramon Mistica, Jim Burt, Attila Bezdan, Nick Spano, John Schmidt: $80 each
Top Female- Melissa Herndon: $100

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POV Pool Reaches ‘One Year’ Today – December, 2012 Event Playlist!

Happy Birthday, POV Pool!

On December 4th, 2011 I launched Point Of View Pool with a vision to deliver to fans of the game as many ‘points of view ‘of the billiards community. Not just with video streams and events, but also with press, articles and social media networks. I am proud to report that during this year of infancy, POV Pool on YouTube has already reached 1,322 subscribers and over 350,000 views. I have personally written and published over 25 press releases, which include exclusive interviews and articles on industry developments. I have had the honor of streaming over 30 tournaments at venues all over California, like Hard Times Billiards Bellflower, The California Billiard Club, Sherman Oaks – House Of Billiards, Good Times Billiards, Plush Pocket, The Broken Rack, On-Cue Billiards, Butera’s Billiards, Stix Billiards, The Embassy Club and The PitStop Pub!

I’d like to thank all of the billiard hall owners who have worked with me, all of the commentators who’s list grows longer with every stream; to all of the viewers of the live streams and to the visitors of my site, who’s demand for billiard related content give me a reason to roll out of bed every morning. Let me not also forget the sponsors, the moderators and promotors of streams who have done their very best to keep POV Pool on the map and in demand.

The list of those who have offered me a helping hand and a constructive comment or two is way too long to mention and I cannot forget the players, who’s performances are always a joy to witness. Sitting in the booth and being spectator has taught me more about the game that I would have ever bargained for. It has been an honor to play a small role in your tournament lives, watching the gloves come off, no matter who you are playing or how much you get on with your opponents off the table.

This ‘sport’ or ‘game’, or whichever you choose to call it is nothing less than astonishing to me on all fronts. Never, have I seen people work so hard for so little reward and yet, still show a passion and love for pool without ever questioning whether they are going to quit for good. It is within that spirit that, when times are hard (and they usually are), that I, too shall continue on this journey with Point Of View Pool.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Sincerely, Daniel Busch / Owner – POV Pool Media

POV Pool’s December, 2012 Playlist!

Aside from that, this month of December is the busiest yet for POV Pool, so I’ve decided to publish a quick playlist of the events for the rest of this month. Here they are as follows:

Saturday, December 8th @ 8:30 PM PST 

Florian ‘Venom’ Kohler – Trickshot Exhibition

Join POV Pool for live streamed coverage of this 2 hour event, sponsored by Riverside TAP and held at The Pit Stop Pub in Manifee, CA. For more information, please read this press release or visit www.riversidetap.net

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Sunday, December 9th @ 12:00 PM PST

Joe Martin Presents / $1,000 Added Ladies 9-Ball Tournament

The very next morning, I will be at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, covering Day 2 of a $1,000 Added, Joe Martin – Ladies 9-Ball Tournament / “The Final 8 Players!”

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 15th & 16th

The USBA, $7,500 Added Open 3-Cushion Event

Streamed once again from Hard Times Billiards, join POV Pool on Ustream for Day 2 & 3 of this very prestigious event, also featuring clips of a very rare, ‘3-Cushion Clinic’ with the,  5 time, current National 3-Cushion Champion, Pedro Piedrabuena, produced by POV Pool Media. For more information, please read the following Press Release. 

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Friday, December 21st, 2012 @ 12:00 PM / PST

“The End Of The World: 10-Ball Tournament Of The Mayans!”

What a way to go! This $1,000 Added Event which is open to 32 players will feature some of the toughest action on the POV has ever streamed. Marking the last event of the year but hopefully not the last event for humanity, POV Pool and sponsors will be giving away over 50 prizes ranging from cues, cases, Kamui products, T-Shirts, APA Memberships and much, much more! This will be a 1 day event and will be available to view for $9.95 on POV Pool’s, UStream Channel.

Tournament Of The Mayans – Trailer

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