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The West Coast Swing: Stop #1 – The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball!

May 10th, 2016

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Delbert Wong and Family Billiards hosting another ‘Cole Dickson’! 

Summer is on the horizon and it’s time to take your foot off the breaks and put the pedal to the metal! This year’s ‘West Coast Swing’ of pool kicks off in San Francisco with it’s first stop of six stops total. On July 2nd and 3rd, Delbert Wong’s Family Billiards is hosting the 4th annual Cole Dickson Open 10-Ball tournament. Since Cole’s passing in June of 2013, Delbert swiftly launched the event to remember one of America’s most entertaining money players of our time. This year’s ‘Dickson’ will be $2,500 added guaranteed; the two day event on Geary Blvd will be played on Family Billiards’ well kept, Gold Crown 9 foot tables that are scheduled to be freshly cloth-ed and tuned by Ernesto Dominguez. Of the six total events on the ‘West Coast Swing’, the Cole Dickson event offers the lowest entry fee of only $75 with no additional late fees. Also, in conjunction with CueSports International and the 2016 CSI U.S. Open events toward the end of July, the first place winner of this year’s Cole Dickson will receive a free entry into their pick of the U.S. Open 8 or 10 ball events; an entry worth $350.

DOWNLOAD HERE: COLE DICKSON ENTRY FORM

The toughest in the West and the World! 

Charging to San Francisco and sniffing around for action are a host of pro-pool players for this year’s Cole Dickson. We are waiting until June 1st to provide readers with a preliminary list of ‘who’s who’ at the 4th Cole, but one thing’s for sure, last year’s winner, Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Morris has given a positive ‘nod’ along with the likes of Raj ‘The Hitman’ Hundal, Tony Chohan, and last minute travel plans are being made for Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante to attend. (Django is here for big action in Las Vegas on July 19th, but more on that from us soon). Another name floating in the ether is Canada’s top all around player Alex Pagulayan, who’s has been heard to say with a sense of urgency, “I need dates and times! Somebody tell me when this all starts!” Yes, it’s entirely possible that, due to the prestige of the events following this one, The 4th Cole Dickson and the rest of the ‘Swing’ may fill faster than any other before it.

– Congratulations are in order to Alex Pagulayun for just winning the ‘Don Coates Memorial One-Pocket Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina and the recent, “2016 Canadian 9-ball Championships’. Alex is on fire this year! Let’s not forget that he is also this year’s Derby City ‘All Around’ Champion! READ MORE HERE

Cole Dickson Tournament Format:

  • The 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10 Ball Tournament
  • $2,500 Added Guaranteed
  • Entry Fee $75
  • Open to 128 Players
  • 10 Ball / Call Pocket
  • Slop a ball = Opponent’s Option
  • Winner Breaks
  • 3 Foul Rule in Effect
  • Jump Cues Allowed
  • Simonis Cloth
  • Aramith Balls / IPT Edition
  • Live Streamed on www.POVPOOL.com with a “Real Time Feed Page” during the event

Past winner’s include: • 2015 – Vilmos Foldes • 2014 Rodney Morris • 2013 Amar Kang

Cole Dickson Facebook Event Page

Family Billiards – San Francisco

In the Bay Area, the name ‘Family Billiards’ is ubiquitous with pool. The name has been around San Francisco since 1967 and has stood strong as a personal favorite to thousands of pool players from all over the world. Delbert Wong took over ‘Family’ in the early 80’s and moved it to its present location on Geary Blvd. has been known by many as one of those room-owners that gives back to the players. His very close friend, Cole Dickson passed just 4 years ago and was taken too soon from us. Cole Dickson was known to many as one of the best money players around.

Legendary story: Cole once proposed $1,000 per game against the 9-ball ghost and broke the house!

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What is the ‘West Coast Swing of Pool’? 

The ‘West Coast Swing’ is a ‘back to back’ annual series of high paying, ‘open’ pool tournaments, held at several venues on the West Coast of the United States within close proximity and time frame. Usually held during summertime, the ‘Swing’ events are designed to attract the world’s top-tier pool players who seek to associate with high profile events, grow their professional careers and promote their sponsors and/or affiliates. Each tournament is independent of one another, so there is no registration and no obligation to play multiple stops. However, the ‘Swing’ events are well coordinated in terms of location and chronology so that they are always synchronous, giving players the opportunity to play all events if they desire.

2016 • July 2nd – 30th • One month of solid action!

This year’s West Coast Swing will start in San Francisco, California on July 2nd for ‘Stop #1’ (The Cole Dickson 10-Ball). Players will gradually work their way south for two weeks through Fremont, California for ‘Stops 2 and 3 (The West Coast Challenge); then to Bellflower, California for ‘Stop 4’ (The Hard Times 10-Ball) and finally, players will ‘swing’ north east to Las Vegas, Nevada for stops 5 and 6 (CSI U.S. Open 8-ball and 10-ball) held at The Rio All Suites Hotel/Resort Casino.

Entry Form/s for all events can be found here: 

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2016 Cole Dickson

The 2016 West Coast Swing of Pool!

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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

2016 Cole Dickson

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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.


 

 

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