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November 11th, 2013 

Los Angeles, CA 

LIve Stream Dates So Far On POV! 

Dates and times are subject to change (Times reflect Pacific Standard Time): 

December 7th, 2013 @ 11am – Riverside TAP  Pitstop Pub / CONFIRMED

December 8th, 2013 @ 12pm – Manila Billiards, WorldPPA  Shootout! / CONFIRMED

January 5th, 2014 @ 12pm – Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball / CONFIRMED

February 2nd, 2014 @ 12pm – Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball / CONFIRMED

February 15th & 16th, 2014 @ 10am – Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball / CONFIRMED

Events & Details

December 7th  – TAP League – Season Ending – Scotch Doubles 10-Ball Tournament!  

11:00 AM PST – 8:00PM PST / The Pitstop Pub 

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Florian Kohler coaches partner, Iana Henson!

And introducing POV Pool’s first LIVE STREAM on YouTube! 

Join POV Pool on YouTube – as we visit Menifee, CA to cover TAP League’s, Ian Brock and his feisty crew of heartfelt pool players from the Inland Empire! Played on Pitstop Pub’s, 5 beautiful Barbox Diamond Tables, it should be a riotous afternoon which should lead us into the evening hours (As long as we don’t get scooted out for another Disco Party! ;-). More more details and information on how you can join the Riverside TAP or The TAP League, please visit their pages.

December 8th, 2013 – WorldPPA  9-Ball Shootout! “The Final 16 Players!” 

 12:00 PM / PST @ Manila Billiards

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Visiting, Dante Encarnation’s, Manila Billiards for the first time will  be a blast, as we cover the final day of their inaugural ‘World PPA 9-Ball Shootout Tournament’ and Christmas Party! There are still spots open for this event folks, which will be adjusted using Bob Bob Beaulieu’s, WorldPPA Format ~ Races to 8!

This is a 2-day event so be sure and sign up now!

POV Pool will be there to cover the best of this 2 day event, arriving on the final day to cover the ‘Final 16 Players’! Please join us at 12:00 PM PST!

Manila Billiards, event T-Shirts will also be available for sale!

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January 5th, 2014 – Hard Times 1st Sunday (Of The Year!) 9-Ball

Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA

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Back at Hard Times for the 1st Sunday of The Year! This will make it the 3rd time that POV Pool has covered the 1st Sunday of the year and we are working hard to create some additional promotions to make this particular tournament a great, kick-off event for 2014!

POV Pool has covered some of the most exciting matches on ‘The Devil Table!” at Hard Times Billiards. Be sure to catch the action, LIVE on POV Pool as we don it again!

 

February 2nd, 2014 – Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball

12:00 PM @ Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA

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Why stop now! With so much action in Southern California it’s hard to stop streaming! Hard Times’ 1st Sunday 9-Ball Tournament is one of the toughest pool workouts for any player looking to enter the pro circuit or even just to improve their skills!

Join us for yet another free live stream on POV Pool!

February 15th & 16th, 2014 – The 18th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament! 

10:00 AM @ Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA

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Entries will go fast for this one!!!

Here we are again, folks! Not just at Hard Times, but at Southern California’s most prestigious memorial event for the late, great Jay Swanson, who played and beat them all with his swan-like smooth stroke. We’ve seen some historical matches take place during this event! Alex Pagulayan his sustained injuries here, Dennis Orcullo has run a six-pack in the finals and we’ve captured some of pool’s finest moments to date.

Brought to you by Mark Griffin of Cue-Sports International, this will once again be a packed house of 192 players hoping to take down this event.

Sponsorship opportunities are most welcome on POV Pool’s live streamed coverage of this 2-Day event which will be delivered to viewers absolutely free! Please contact POV Pool for details and sponsorship packages.

If you would like to work with Point Of View Pool to bring action from your venue, promote your organization or event, please feel free to contact POV Pool through our contact page. POV Pool is working hard to continue promoting the great game of cue-sports and other related activities & organizations. POV Pool is a publicly funded organization which would not be possible without your help. Please support these live streams by donating to POV Pool via PayPal. Any donation of $30 or more will receive a Kamui Tip Voucher, redeemable at any ‘Certified Kamui Tip Installer’. 

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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.

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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. 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard Times Billiards Hosting: “The End Of The World: Tournament Of The Mayans!”

For Official Release: 

December 21st, 2012

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 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)

Kamui, Simonis & “Team Mexico” Pitch In For Team Rubicon

John Bertone of Kamui Tips, Ivan Lee of Simonis Cloth with Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez (AKA “Team Mexico) donated their time, supply, and service for a great non-profit organization called Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon headquartered in Los Angeles was founded by Jake Wood and William McNulty. TR unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations.

John Bertone Owner, Kamui Tips.com, reconnected with Cal Verdin 3 years ago prior to Cal’s retirement from the Army. Both Cal and John went to the same high school together Class of ‘90. John has been a true supporter of our military forces and has been seeking ways that he can help by involving the billiard industry.

“ I have been seeking some productive ways to giving back to the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom and for what our country stands for. Team Rubicon is a great organization to get behind because they are giving our men and women veterans an opportunity to continue using their skills towards a positive and productive cause.” stated John Bertone of http://www.KamuiTips.com

Ivan Lee, President/CEO, Iwan Simonis Incorporated was contacted by John Bertone about the Team Rubicon Brunswick pool table laying in pieces without felt. John and Ivan share a common feeling about our service men and women and decided together to split the costs of getting the TR pool table up and running.

“Simonis is proud to help Team Rubicon because they are so active in helping people in need. Utilizing veteran’s skills to respond quickly and efficiently to crisis situations around the world is commendable.” stated Ivan Lee of http://www.IwanSimonis.com

Cal Verdin, a 20 year Army Veteran, a fan of pool, volunteers his time at Team Rubicon in Los Angeles. His specialties in the field during his 20 years in the Army are now a part of assisting people who are in need.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank John Bertone and Ivan Lee for helping Team Rubicon get the felt for our Brunswick pool table that was donated to us and special thanks to the “engineers” (Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez) who reassembled it! The volunteers of TR have a predisposition for selfless service with the skills we possess and the training that has been provided to us. Not only do we feel compelled to work hard but also a strong desire to relax and play hard as well. The newly renovated pool table you have provided us at the Team Rubicon headquarters allows us to unwind and bond! So again, thank you my friend and I look forward to you swinging by anytime for a game or two. Let us here at HQ show you the skills that us veterans have on a pool table!”, stated Cal Verdin of Team Rubicon.

If you want more info or want to get involved and/or support Team Rubicon please visit http://www.TeamRubiconUSA.org
If you have any questions or wish to contact, please email john@KamuiTips.com

Kamui Brings “Pay Or Play” to Tunica!

 

Diamond Billiard Products is proud to announce that it will be debuting the Diamond 10 Foot Pro-Am table at the Southern Classic in Tunica, MS July 19th-28th. The headlining tournament to be featured on the tables will be the DIAMOND 10 BALL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT, which will feature 16 of best pool players in the world.

In conjunction with the headline tournament, Kamuitips.com is proud to announce that it will be the main sponsor of the PAY OR PLAY TOURNAMENTS held on the same 10 foot Diamond pool tables. These tournaments will be played in each of the five billiard disciplines of 9 Ball, 8 Ball, One Pocket, Straight Pool 14.1, and Banks, and is open to any and all players wishing to experience 10 foot tables much like the ones commonly played on in the early 19th Century. This allows players a rare opportunity to experience a Diamond 10 foot Pro-Am pool table.

“Kamuitips.com is excited to be the main sponsor of the PAY OR PLAY TOURNAMENT FORMAT for this event at the Southern Classic. We take pride in introducing this new tournament format to this part of the country, hoping it will begin a new exciting chapter to the billiard industry,” stated John Bertone of Kamui Tips.

For more information about the Kamui Pay Or Play Tournament please visit www.PayOrPlayPool.com and click on the tournament format tab on the homepage.

The Kamui Pay Or Play Tournament will be held at
Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, MS from July 19th – July 28th, 2012.
To register, log onto www.PayOrPlayPool.com or call Edward Asistin @ 619-208-4115

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