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March 31st / Hard Times Sunday, 9 Ball Tournament!Sponsored By: Kamui Tips & John English’s Automated Entertainment : The Public House 1739!
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.
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
Join 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!
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
Please 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.
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
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/povpoolShooters Riverside 10226 Indiana Ave Riverside, CA 92503
February 23rd & 24th, 2013 @ 10:00 AM / PST
Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower CA
It’s called ‘The Home Of Champions’ for a reason folks! This years’ annual ‘Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament’ at Hard Times Billiards, sponsored by Mark Griffin of Cue Sports International will schedule the most stunning array of top professional players in it’s 17 year history. A handful of Britons, top American players and a virtual army of Filipino Pros are signed up for this, once again, filled field of 192 players. And lest we forget the large mob of ‘shortstops’ signed on, who on any given day, could give these guys a run for their money.
The A-List Pros to beat this year will consist of the following:
Ronnie Alcano, Darren Appleton, Francisco Bustamante, Sal Butera, Manny Chau, Oscar Dominguez, Ernesto Dominguez, Max Eberle, Corey Harper, Dave Hemmah, Warren Kiamco, Stevie Moore, John Morra, Rodney Morris, Dennis Orcollo, Alex Pagulayan, Jose Parica, Santos Sambajon Jr., Jayson Shaw, Louis Ulrich and Shane VanBoening!
Who Is Favored?
For the past week or so, Dennis Orcollo, Ronnie Alcano and Alex Pagulayan have been seen at Hard Times getting into action, playing the ghost, challenging hard-hitters with huge spots, just to keep in form and be ready for this event. Shane VanBoening has been playing alot also in Vegas, where he has just defeated Mike Dechaine in the TAR 31 Challenge Match, running 3 & 4 packs like a walk in the park! Francisco Bustamante & Scotland’s Jayson Shaw are hot off the grill from a recent, Accu-Stats Challenge, where neither player had more than a 2 game lead in a race to 21 but finally ending in a loss for Shaw! Max Eberle is also hitting well after defeating Dennis Orcollo in the finals at the Derby Classic, 14.1 Challenge. In addition, don’t forget Manny Chau, Corey Harper and Rodney Morris, who have all felt comfortable enough at Hard Times to chalk up some wins against players like Efren Reyes, Sal Butera and Louis Ulrich (Respectively).
One thing’s for sure…Our consecutive, 2 time winner of the ‘Swanee’, Alex Pagulayan has his hands quite full this time as the pro’s keep flocking from near and far.
Free Live Stream & Sponsor Support!
For the second consecutive year the Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament, aptly known to pool players as ‘The Swanee’ will be streamed for free and live online, on Point Of View Pool’s Ustream Channel. Sponsored by several of POV Pool’s faithful supporters like Cue Sports International, Kamui Tips, Virtual Pool 4, GoPlayPool, Pro Pool Academy & Cue 2 U and thanks to new the newfound support of OB Cues, this stream is made possible for free. In addition, this much needed support for the pool streaming community will also enable POV Pool the time and resources to post all Swanee matches to YouTube at a much higher quality of 720p HD.
Owner/Operator of POV Pool, Daniel Busch states, “I’m very grateful to all of the sponsors of this event for providing me with enough support to make this a worthy cause. The memory of this great pool player, Jay Swanson deserves it and this event could arguably be the biggest and most important memorial tournament for pool in the United States. It’s an honor to play a part in bringing the action to screens all over the world. Without the support of my sponsors and some of my private donors, this live stream would not be possible. Thanks as well, to Hard Times Billiards staff and owner Eddie Arreguin, who provides an awesome venue for pool and for players.”
POV Pool will also be present with helping hands, Mike Piyosambun, Barbara Lee, Christopher Fitzgerald, John Bertone, Frank Almanza and a handful of prepared commentators and co-hosts.
And, for those of you who follow the numbers and want some data to hedge your bets with, Donn Espinoza will provide realtime Pool-Trax statistics and player analysis, which will be available for each streamed match, viewable in realtime on the Pool-Trax’s website at www.pool-trax.net or you can visit the Jay Swanson event page directly at the following link: http://www.pool-trax.net/Events/EventDetails.aspx?Sid=172
The Rules Of Engagement!
Please review the following details of the Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament or click on the flyer.
The 17th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament!
$4,000 Added / 192 Players / Confirmed List CLICK HERE!
- Double Elimination / Race to 7 & 6
- Final 8 Players / Race to 7 one loss side
- Final Match / Race to 11 – True Double Elimination
- Magic Rack / Rack your own
- 3-Foul Rule in effect
- Doors Open at 9AM PST
- Play begins at 10AM PST
Live Stream Link/s: www.povpool.com or ustream.tv/channel/povpool
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 4 – Hard 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
Race to 8/8
Payout to top 8 players
$4,000 Prize fund (Based on a full field of 32 players)
Oct 9th, 2012 – Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA
Streaming live tonight on POV Pool!
As the pressure mounts for players getting ready to play at the Chuck Markulis event in Sacramento later this week, POV Pool and Truman Wolfolk have arranged to bring you last minute production! Shane Van Boening, Efren Reyes, Ronnie Alcano and Santos Sambajon Jr. have all agreed to play a mini tournament with added money on our live stream for one night only. The stream will begin at 5PM PST with a 3 hour long ‘Pre-Game, Warmup” followed by the tournament scheduled for 8PM PST.
Additional details on this event will unfold in ‘REAL TIME’ during the ‘Pre-Game, Warmup”, but we are sure to see some outstanding pool played by these 4 giants in an action arena like Hard Times Billiards!
Spectators can go to Hard Times and watch the event for free at the venue. There will be a Pay Per View portion of the POV Pool stream later in the evening as the action heats up.
Please join POV Pool & Truman Wolfolk on the live stream this evening.