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The 2016 West Coast Swing of Pool!

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March 15th, 2016

POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

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Six, back to back tournaments in July to awaken the ‘road player’ deep within…

“The West Coast Swing!” 

  • Entry information:
  • Family Billiards (415) 931-1115
  • California Billiards (510) 668-1670
  • Hard Times Bellflower (562) 867-7733
  • CueSports International (702) 719-7665
  • Point Of View Pool (310) 923-6639

This coming July, a few great halls on the west coast of the U.S. will host a string of tournaments that should make the bucket list of every pool player, far and wide. Whether you like the idea of a 30-day pool-playing holiday or you simply wish to have a ‘close encounter’ with your favorite pro, California and Nevada will be a hub for players this July. In addition, we are excited to announce that each 10-ball event listed below will award qualifying spots to the CSI U.S. Open events in Las Vegas (4 spots total). So, let’s give a huge hand to those bringing these events, Delbert Wong’s Family Billiards in San Francisco, Chris Swart’s California Billiards in Fremont, Eddie Arreguin’s Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower and Mark Griffin’s CSI U.S. Open Championships events, proudly return to Us:

“The 2016 West Coast Swing!”

Download entry forms by clicking here: 

6 Action Packed Tournaments in One Month with Combined Added Monies or Over $50,000! 

For entry information or other questions – email   or call 310-923-6639

LO RES FOR REVIEWWest Coast Swing Overview: Beginning on July 2nd in San Francisco at Family Billiards for the 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball Tournament; work your way South to Fremont’s California Billiards for The West Coast Challenge events, then to Hard Times Bellflower’s 7th Annual 10-Ball Tournament and finally players will ‘SWING’ northeast to Las Vegas on July 20th for the CSI U.S. Open 8 and 10-Ball events at the Rio All-Suites Casino/Hotel. All events below are listed chronilogical order with some suggested hotel destinations. 


Tournament #1: July 2nd-3rd @ Family Billiards – San Francisco, CA / (415) 931-1115

$2,500 Added – The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball Tournament

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Family Billiards owner, Delbert Wong  does it again for his longtime friend Cole Dickson who left us 4 years ago to the month. This hall opened its doors in 1966 and is the oldest, continuous running pool room in San Francisco.  Currently, located at 2807 Geary Boulevard, in the Richmond District, between Wood and Collins. Previous winner’s of this tournament are: Vilmos Foldes (2015), Rodney Morris (2014) and Amar Kang (2013). Family Billiards has the distinction of touring professionals, who regularly stop by throughout the year to compete. All of their 18 regulation Brunswick Gold Crown tables are regularly maintained to ensure first-rate playing conditions.  We recover the tables with tournament-grade Simonis 860 tournament blue cloth, and provide players with Belgian, Super Aramith Balls.


Tournament #2: July 6th-8th @ California Billiards – Fremont, CA / (510) 668-1670

$5,000 Added – West Coast Challenge 1-Pocket Tournament

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The 1-pocket event is quickly followed by the ‘West Coast Challenge’ 10-Ball event at the same venue. Both the one-pocket and 10-ball event’s are 3 days, but the final day of the one pocket is also the first day of the 10-ball, so this will be a 5 day event. There will be a coupon code available at The Hilton Doubletree for $89 per night. This event has attracted greats like, Darren Appleton, Thorsten Hohmann, Shane VanBoeningRaj Hundal, Scott Frost, Francisco Bustamante, John Morra, Rodney Morris, Brandon Shuff, Manny Chau, Stan Tourangeau, Dan Louie and too many others to list here… The tournament directors were Janet Okamoto and Ken Schuman. You will neither be disappointed by the action that this event nor the amenities. Full Bar/Food and a ton of stuff to do while waiting in the hot seat.

Originally opened by Chet Itow in the 1990’s, the newly re-opened California Billiards is now owned by Chris Swart and has been in business for over 20 years. It is a world-class entertainment venue. The 15,000 square foot upscale establishment is located near the intersection of I-880 and Stevenson Blvd.  They offer a full service restaurant, 15 HD TVs, 26 Brunswick Gold Crown III 9 foot pool tables configured for world class play.

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Tournament #3: July 8th-10th @ California Billiards – Fremont, CA / (510) 668-1670

$10,000 Added – The West Coast Challenge 10-Ball Tournament

***MOSCONI POINTS AWARDED***

Piggy-backing the West Coast Challenge 1-Pocket event, the 2016 West Coast Challenge 10-Ball will be $10, 000 added and commence during the finals of the 1-pocket. 2013’s past winner was Raj Hundal.


 Tournament #4: July 15th-17th @ Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA / (562) 867-7733 / HT 10 POSTER WEB

$5,000 Added – The 7th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Tournament


Tournament #5 and 6: July 22nd-29th @ The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV / (866) 746-7671

$30,000 Added – U.S. Open 8-Ball and 10-Ball Championships

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CSI US OPENThe US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Championships will be USA Mosconi Cup Team points events! Players finishing in the top 32 will earn points on a sliding scale. The top three American players with the most points at the end of the year will be selected for the USA Mosconi Cup Team! To learn more, visit the Matchroom Pool website.


 

 

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)

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