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The 25th Annual – Andy Mercer Memorial Tournament

March 19-22, 2015

The Rum Runner Lounge – Las Vegas, NV

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Since 1991 the Rum Runner Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada has honored pool player and enthusiast, Andy Mercer, with an annual 9-ball bar box tournament.  For the past 25 years, this event has drawn the best pool players from across the country, and this year March 20th – 22nd is no different.  With 10 professional players entered this year and a full field, we wonder will Shane VanBoening win for the 5th year in a row?  Or will previous title holder Ismael Paez take it, or will newcomer Rodrigo “Edgie” Geronimo rob the field?   Other professional players include, the great Mike Massey, Ernesto and Oscar Dominguez, Max Eberle, Scott Frost and Jason Klatt.

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This year’s event will be available to the masses to watch FREE on POV Pool!  Three days of pros battling it out on bar boxes.  The free stream is brought to you by the Rum Runner Lounge, Pool Sharks in Las Vegas, Kamui Tips, Tiger Products and ReaniMac. POV Pool also owes a huge ‘special thanks’ to Jeff Gray and Ryan Deberg who pulled a lot of strings to make this broadcast happen.

Thank You to – Andy Mercer Tournament Staff:

  • Geno Hill
  • Gordi Hill
  • Jim Brakeman
  • Mike Ganz

 This year the Andy Mercer Tournament is brought to you by:

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Players Entered – Field is FULL!

1 Aarens Debby 33 Harvey Lee
2 Allsup Stacy 34 Harvey Shane
3 Alvarenga Santos 35 Jackson Edgar
4 Auzenne Joey 36 Juarez Paul
5 Avita Oscar 37 Kane Tres
6 Bakhtiari Ramin 38 Kang Johnny
7 Balan Jonathan 39 Klatt Jason
8 Barba Butch 40 Kutcher John
9 Barber Chad 41 Lalo John
10 Boggs Fred 42 Lane Sean
11 Boone Brent 43 Lipps Tommy
12 Butera Sal 44 Long Larry
13 Butler Tom 45 Lorcher Derek
14 Cannella Joe 46 Massey Mike
15 Carmona Jim 47 McClelland Don
16 Cooper Johnny 48 Miller Brian
17 Corpuz Joey 49 Osborn Jason
18 Csorba Attila 50 Paez Ismael
19 Dattilo Dave 51 Parks Brian
20 Deberg Ryan 52 Quinones Gina
21 Decker Jerry 53 Reynolds Ozzy
22 Dominguez Earnesto 54 Rice Dick
23 Dominguez Oscar 55 Roberts Adam
24  Eberle Max 56 Schilder Jeff
25 Estes Mark 57 Skenandore Ray
26 Frost Scott 58 Speakman Todd
27 Garcia Fach 59 Stuckart Jerry
28 Geronimo Rodrigo 60 Sutherland Ben
29 Gilbert Grant 61 Tatum Phil
30 Glass Walter 62 Valles Elias
31 Gray Jeff 63 Van Boening Shane
32 Harling Dancer 64 Weschsler Lyn

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Efren Reyes Set for Action in Vegas!

January 16th, 2014

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, California

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POV Pool’s ‘Action Saturday’ Gets Wild! 

January 11th, 2014 seemed like just another Saturday morning for me at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California. Sure, a few changes were taking place… I had decided that it was time to install an overhead camera mount to the ceiling for an additional point of view of our ‘action’ tables there. My decision to make some new changes to the format of POV Pool’s show was taking shape, streaming a new ‘Open Action’  show instead of  covering tournament action only. But to me, it was a pretty normal day consisting of me basically, doing a lot of work to try out something slightly different on my show.

So, I’m up on the top rung of a 6 foot ladder with a Makita Drill, installing the camera mount and my back pocket starts ringing. Good Lord! The timing of some people. It’s 10:30 in the morning and Hard Times is not even open yet. As I fumble around with Makita in one hand, ladder shaking underneath my feet  on top of table 1 and left hand reaching for my iphone 5, the front door of Hard Times starts banging! I pick up the phone.

Zach from Vegas: “WHERE YOU AT? YOU HUNGRY? LET US IN!”

Me: “Hold on a minute, Zach. I’m on a ladder with a screwgun!”

After a minute or so, I’m done! Bracket installed for POV’s overhead camera. Now I’m at sea level again so that I can open the front door, where Vegas Zach and Bobby Emmons are waiting anxiously outside.

Bobby: “ACTION!”

Me: What’s up, Bobby? Zach!” 

Zach: “Yo, we are hungry where can we eat around here? When we get back Bobby needs a game!” 

45 minutes later, it’s normal operations again and POV is streaming bright and early in the morning with A now, well fed, Bobby Emmons barking at strangers, Hard Times regulars and asking me to get him a game. At one point he even asked me what I want to do. I like Bobby. Bobby likes ACTION! Bobby = Action!

Bobby: “I’ll play ANYBODY, ANY GAME, for ANY AMOUNT!” 

Bobby Got Action! 

Emmons3Another 45 minutes later: Efren Reyes. Best all around pool player of our time. Most respected, most humble, most dangerous man to ever brandish a ‘Judd’ cue, enters the room just to hang out and get some ‘pitstop’ practice whilst on his way to New York for his highly publicized “Last Showdown” match with Earl Strickland. With Efren, is Francisco Bustamante, Tony Torres and owner of Stix Billiards – Alex Laoingo.

“This is a ridiculous coincidence!”, I think to myself. I’m already happy to see Bobby. I know today’s show will be something special when Bobby is around. He’s a natural talent, both on the table and on camera. I’m sure we can make a game with Him and Santos, or Louis Ulrich, possibly Damien Alishon or Sal Butera could come down. Ross Fregoso’s name was tossed around a few times too. But Bobby is neither humbled, afraid or even quiet when Efren walks in. Instead, Bobby is glazed over with $$ signs in his eyes, immediately thinking of and negotiating a game with “BATA”, which immediately, Bobby does.

Bobby Got Heart & Game! 

Emmon4The short version of this tale is that Bobby had a rough ride on this day. He played 3 sets of One-Pocket with Efren Reyes. He got a ball spot of 10-7/9-6 from Efren in the first set for $500. A full, 9/6 spot in the second set for $2,500, and also a 9/6 spot during the final set of race to 7 games for $6,000.

Bobby lost all 3 sets…

He was mortified, he was disappointed, he was flabbergasted… And then… He immediately  requested a re- match, to take place in a few days at Pool Sharks in Las Vegas. It took about 11 minutes total to discuss before the next game was set for January 21st at Pool Sharks. This initial event was streamed live on my Ustream Channel for almost 7 hours. Myself, along with Spanky and our old school Hard Times regular who goes simply by the name, ‘Box’ commentated the matches.

All in all, Bobby did show some fantastic moves and exhibited moments of greatness that a novice player merely dreams of having yet, in the end, the outcome of this match may have come down to Bobby’s  inability to really focus on the nuances of the game of One-Pocket to the extent that a master like Efren is.

Efren3“The bottom line is, the ‘kid’ is just being ‘out-classed’ right now.”, said BOX from the commentary booth just toward the end of the night. 

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What of the Re-Match? 

As far as we know, this match is ON! POV Pool will drive to Las Vegas and stream it as a matinee price, PPV. If it runs over 8 hours we will charge for an additional 8 hours. This should pay for the bandwidth and my travel expenses. There is very little time to promote this event so I don’t expect huge numbers. Maybe, with your help, the word of mouth will spread, but I’m not going to count on it.

– Re-Match

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– Bobby Emmons vs Efren Reyes

– Jan 21, 2014  /Time = ??? / @ Pool Sharks, Las Vegas

– Game = One-Pocket / Race to ??? / 9-6 Spot

– 20 JellyBeans!

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POV Pool Is On The Move!

May 1st, 2013
Somewhere in Las Vegas, Nevada
 
 As a live stream broadcaster, billiard content provider, and owner-operator of
Point Of View Pool Media, I have made the business decision to re-locate our
headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada. Tentative move date is April 15th, 2013. POV
Pool will officially re-open in ‘Sin-City’ as of May 1st, 2013.
 
 In just 18 months of operation, Point Of View Pool Media has streamed live pool
action throughout the west coast of the United States at almost every major
independent pool tournament from more than a dozen billiard venues including
Hard Times Billiards, The California Billiard Club, On-Cue, Butera’s Billiards,
Stix Billiards, The Broken Rack and more.
 
 POV Pool’s success on YouTube has grown exponentially, reaching over 2,700 new
subscribers to date with almost 750,000 views. Our events have featured most
of the world’s top professional players – Efren Reyes, Francisco Bustamante,
Alex Pagulayan, Dennis Orcullo, Ronnie Alcano, Rodney Morris, Oscar and Ernesto
Dominguez Stevie Moore, Raj Hundal, Jayson Shaw, Jose Parica, Darren Appleton,
Scott Frost – and the list goes on.
 
 I believe that cue-sports in America is ready to step up to a new level of
exposure and acceptance. Historically, Las Vegas has been the nucleus for
ventures like billiards and other gaming activities to re-generate their
popularity. It is a city that attracts and maintains many talented individuals
and companies in both the entertainment and sports fields.
 
 As far back as the late 80’s, the billiard world has suffered a number of set-
backs which have hindered this great sport from surviving in the mainstream media.
POV Pool’s long term goal is to help generate new and expanded interest in this
sport on a global scale. With the rapid growth of social media broadcasting, the
timing is right for the great game of pool to re-establish it’s former greatness
via extensive live broadcast events that not only will increase interest in
the sport, but will attract and provide proper exposure, growth and return on
investment for major sponsors and media distributors.
 
 There is a huge amount of pool activity throughout the United States. POV Pool
plans to be “on the move”, continuing to schedule our usual live streams at west
coast venues, and also broadening our exposure to cover more events across the
country, and eventually other parts of the world.
 
 We are looking for long term sponsorship and/or investment in POV. The rapid 
expansion of our audience volume and positive feedback that we constantly receive 
underscores the fact that there is, without question, a large audience who love this 
great game and are looking for more events to watch. This also positive, indicates the high
potential for good return on sponsorship and advertising investment.
 
 POV Pool Media is dedicated to bringing back the glory days of pool. With our
re-location to Las Vegas, we look forward to being your first stop for pool
action!
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Daniel Busch
 
Owner
Point Of View Pool Media
“Uniting The Billiard World From All Points Of View!”
www.povpool.com
povpool@gmail.com
ph: (310) 923-6639
 
Postal Address – To Be Announced
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