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2017’s Year-End events on POV Pool

October 20th, 2017

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA 

By: Daniel Busch

Daniel & Geraldine of POV Pool Media

So, you’ve made all the stripes on the table and you’re left with the 8…

Well, POV Pool will be left with an ‘8’ at the end of 2017. But, before we get there, we’ve got patterns to play, a cue-ball to control and even more balls to sink. So, here’s our list of events streaming live on POV Pool as we get closer to hill for the end of this year. Save the dates, tell a friend and ‘Keep Loving Pool’!

On these events we’d like to give a ‘Special Thanks’ to, OB Cues, Jerry Oliver Custom Cues, Bryant Billiards, Red Tree Jewelry, Outsville Inc., John and Karen Barton of JB Cases, Tiger Products, IV Organics, The Texas ACS League, Janet Ybarra, Chris Swart, Heriberto Arreguin, Tom Wirth, Ray and Janette Cruz, Mark Cantrill, Dave Hemmah, Shirell Ivey, Joey Chin, Frank Almanza, Al Moreno and Tony Torres; and to all of you who play and participate (too many to name).

October 26th-29th • The Texas ACS 8 Ball State Championships!

On October 26nd-29th, POV Pool is off to The Lone Star State; working with the Texas American Cue Sports Alliance to provide live streamed coverage from Belton, of the Texas ACS, 8 Ball State Championships, consisting of a series of back to back competitions. Covering the men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed teams, women’s teams and scotch doubles competitions, we invite you to join us live for the action with a rotation of guest commentators, live bracket updates and other ACS related news and announcements. Added money and live streaming services are made possible in part by OB Cues, Jerry Olivier Custom Cues, Bryant Billiards and Red Tree Jewelry.

 

November 4th-5th • Hard Times Billiards 1st Weekend!

This November, our return home to Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower will be a little different. Yes, of course the Hard Times ‘1st weekend tournaments; One-Pocket Saturday and 9-Ball Sunday, will be streaming live on our YouTube Channel and, to sweeten the pot this month, POV Pool will hold a small raffle of various accessories from Tiger Products and Outsville Inc., bringing some Accu Racks and Great White Chalk! We will also be giving away Scott Frost and Mika Immonen DVD’s and a couple of posters from the 2016 West Coast Swing events and a very special gift from Tom Wirth; his book entitled “One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression”. A percentage of the proceeds from this raffle will be added to this month’s prize fund so, don’t be a turkey this November and rack-em up!

December 1st-3rd • POV Pool’s 6th Anniversary!

California Billiards in Fremont, is currently taking entries and will host POV Pool’s 6th anniversary tournaments featuring, some of the best of California’s talent-pool and, a few surprise entrants from other parts of the world. The 3-day event will kick off with a $300 added single elimination early evening ‘9 Ball’ tournament and, followed by a 2-day, $2,000 added one-pocket tournament. No green fees and all monies paid out, you can download your entry form below or enter by phone with your credit card at: 510-668-1670. Celebrate 6 years of broadcast history with Point Of View Pool Media by tuning into POV Pool’s YouTube Channel for this very special, free stream. We will also be raffling a very special ‘Bobby Hunter Cue with 2 custom, Tiger shafts’, a couple of JB Cases from John Barton and some Great White Chalk, compliments of Outsville, Inc.

Brackets By CompuSport!

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December 16th • The 1st Annual $1,000 Added – “Tiger 8-BRAWL!” 

Taking Entries! Heads-up, ‘8 Ballers’; Sharky’s Billiards in Lancaster, California is celebrating its first year of new ownership by pool enthusiast, Ray Cruz and he would like to invite everyone to play a new, annual tournament brought to you by, Tiger Products. The Sharky’s venue comes complete with hot food, bottled and tap’d beverages with, 18 Gold Crown 1’s and 2’s. Tiger Products is gifting a ‘Traveler Series Cue’ and other accessories while, Outsville is bringing in Accu-Racks and Great White Chalk to the table, giving everyone at the venue a chance to win some cool gear. Open to 64 players, this will be a handicapped format, event with all the rules and criteria available at their

“Tiger 8 Brawl” – Facebook Event Page.

Brackets by CompuSport!

Download Entry Form!

 

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POV Pool Celebrating 5 Years of Coverage

September 30th, 2016

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

By: Daniel Busch

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Celebrating 5 Years of live-streamed action and event coverage

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Daniel and Geraldine of POV Pool

Chris Swart’s, California Billiards in Fremont are currently taking entries for “POV Pool’s 5th Anniversary Pool Tournament”, taking place on December 9th-11th, 2016. The 3-day event will consist of a mini 9-ball tournament on Friday evening, and followed by a $2,000 added one-pocket tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Entries for both tournaments can be taken in person, by mail or credit card by calling 510-668-1670.

December 5th 2016, POV Pool Media will officially reach a milestone of 5 years in operation since its broadcast of ‘The Big Deal’, 9 Ball Tournament at The House Of Billiards in Sherman Oaks. The 2 day event ended with an exciting final match between, Wayne Pullen and Jerry Lin (Watch it here). Inspired directly by videos and events produced by entities like ‘Accu-Stats’, ‘The Action Report’ and ‘Inside Pool’ the, ‘POV Pool’ brand name was launched to compete with the ongoing demand for live coverage of pool players and events happening on the west coast of the United States. Since that time, ‘POV’ has provided coverage at almost 200 separate events and produced almost 2000 matches which, are archived on YouTube.

Join us for a celebration of memories

Live streamed coverage will take place during all 3 days of the event. We are also working to provide fans, supporters and players with some special giveaways during the event. Some additional programming is expected to include special memories and moments. POV Pool would like to thank our sponsors of this event and also our long list of supporters over the years (too long to list here).

POV Pool is currently sponsored by:

TIGER PRODUCTS-COMPANY

KAMUI BANNER

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California Billiards

9-Ball Mini-Tournament: December 9th 

  • 5th-flyer$300 Guaranteed Added!
  • $25 Entry Fee
  • Open to 48 players
  • 9-Foot tables
  • Single Elimination
  • Race to 7
  • No Green Fees!

1-Pocket Tournament: December 10th – 11th

  • $2,000 Guaranteed Added!
  • $65 Entry Fee
  • Open to 64 Players
  • Double Elmination
  • Race to 3 on both sides
  • No Green Fees!

POV Pool has so far produced:

  • 181 live streams

  • 136 press announcements

  • 274 blog posts

  • 4,109 Facebook subscribers

  • 20,051 YouTube subscribers

  • 9,035,208 views

  • 150,000 + annual website visits

We Love Tiger! 

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POVPOOL- Gets Hotter Than a ‘SoCal Winter’ in 2015!

October 12th – 2015 

Los Angeles, California

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Efren Reyes on POVPOOL

Tuesday – October 13th @ 3:00 PM / PST

One Pocket Match with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes Races to 3 for $100 against POVPOOL’s, Daniel Busch. Played on table 6 at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California – Spectators welcome. Free entry! 

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Efren “Bata” Reyes battles POVPOOL playing 1-pocket.  The 70+ title champion takes on Daniel Busch, the zero title champion (unless you consider the numerous weekly wins at The Golden Cue).  You hear Daniel commentate time and time again and now is your time to take to the commentary in the chatroom 3pm PST on Tuesday, October 13th with ‘Box’ Patterson, Wayne Pullen and Ken Hoshide providing audio commentary.  Although, Daniel is practicing and gearing up for the match, I’m pretty sure Efren is enjoying a chess match somewhere, wondering who the next victim will be.  Efren will be spotting Daniel 10-7, so tune in tomorrow and root for our very own, Mr. Busch, in the match of his lifetime, as he challenges Efren to the game of 1-pocket.   Watch it On YouTube!

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FootHill BCASaturday – October 24th @ 10:30 AM / PST

The Foothill BCA’s – 9 and 10 Ball – Season Playoffs and Finals – Live from The Golden Cue Billiards in South El Monte, California

Tournament Starts at 10:30 AM / PST 

FBCA_logoOwned and operated by Corey Harper and Scott Doucette, The Foothill BCA League offers 8, 9 and 10 ball format competition and has quickly grown to over 100 members since it launched last January. Join POV Pool for live action coverage of the Head’s Up Division playoffs and finals matches, playing 9 Ball and 10 Ball on The Golden Cue’s, 9 foot ‘Gold Crowns’. Guest commentators will be handpicked by the Foothill BCA’s official representatives and covered using the 3 camera angles. Spectators to the Golden Cue are always welcome to attend and sweat the matches in person. For more information on The Foothill BCA League, please visit www.FoothillBCA.com or come on in and ask their players. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *10:30 AM / PST*


 

POVPOOL OCTOBER 1PocketSaturday – October 31st @ 12:00 PM / PST

Hard Times Billiards – $100 Added Monthly One-Pocket Tournament – Live From Hard Times, Bellflower

Practice at 12:30 PM – Tournament starts at 1:30 PM / PSTHard Times Billiards Bellflower

Tournament Director/s: Chad Beleber, Dave Hemmah and Tony Torres – You simply wouldn’t be a diehard pool fan if you miss the action from Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California – and the next best thing to being there in person is to catch it on POVPOOL. This Halloween – Daniel, Box and Geraldine return to ‘The Home of Champions’ to bring coverage of this $200 added monthly 1-pocket tournament. Well known to be the toughest monthly tournament/s on the west coast of the U.S.; at Hard Times Billiards, one never knows who will appear to take the stage and pocket the dough. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *12:00 PM / PST*


 

POVPOOL NOVEMBER 9BallSunday – November 1st @ 12:00 PM / PST

Hard Times Billiards – $500 Added Monthly 9-Ball Tournament – Live From Hard Times, Bellflower

Practice at 12:30 PM – Tournament starts at 1:30 PM / PST
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Tournament Director/s: Chad Beleber, Dave Hemmah and Tony Torres – Well, we might as well stick around to stream part 2. Catch the action on POVPOOL with the usual suspects and always a few surprises at the tables for live-streamed coverage of this month’s $600 added 9-Ball  tournament! Commentators Daniel Busch, Box, Geraldine and surely a few more guests expected. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *12:00 PM / PST*


 

FLORIAN on POVPOOLSunday – November 29th @ 5:00 PM / PST

The Golden Cue Billiards – Florian Kohler and Special Guests (Abram Diaz & Marty Carey) Artistic Billiards and Trickshot Exhibition – Live from The Golden Cue Billiards in South El Monte, California

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Performing in person with special guests, The San Gabriel Valley APA league and The Golden Cue will be hosting an appearance by the biggest viral pool sensation in history, Florian ‘Venom’ Kohler. Open to all spectators and visitors who wish to attend – Florian’s performance will be opened by world ranked artistic pro players, Marty ‘The Farmer’ Carey and Abram ‘Too Tall’ Diaz. Other ‘Florian’ merchandise and autographs will be available for those at the venue, so if you’re local and a fan of Venom Trickshots, this event should not be missed in person. The Golden Cue Billiards has beer on tap, free parking, A/C, plenty of pool tables and fun for all! This is a 2  1/2 hour event ONLY. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *12:00 PM / PST*


 

BIG-AL-LA-MODE-2015Saturday – December 5th @ 11:00 AM / PST

The Golden Cue Billiards – The 15th Annual, $1,500 Added ‘Big AL’ La Mode 9 Ball Tournament – Live from The Golden Cue Billiards in South El Monte, California  

Tournament starts at 12:00 PM / PST Golden Cue Logo

This is it folks! After over 20 years of dedicated service to the pool community – tournament promoter, Ron Wishnack is retiring from the pool world and holding the final event of his career in cuesports. Something tells me we’ll be seeing Ron again, but we thought it would be nice to give him a send off in style on POVPOOL. This single elimination 9-Ball tournament, open to 64 players and played on The Golden Cue’s, Gold Crown 9 footers is the perfect venue to see him off. Come check out the action or get a seat in the bleachers and sweat some matches if you’re in the area. The Big Al La Mode is in its 15th year and going out with a bang this December. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *11:00 AM / PST*


 

2016 Charity Wish EventSaturday – December 19th / @ 11:00 AM / PST

The Golden Cue Billiards – The 2nd Annual ‘Holiday Wish’ Charity Doubles 9-Ball Tournament – Live from The Golden Cue Billiards in South El Monte, California

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For the second year now, POVPOOL, Golden Cue Billiards and the San Gabriel Valley APA will be hosting the “Holiday Wish” Charity Event, benefitting the city of South El Monte’s “Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway.”  This scotch doubles APA format 9-ball bar-box tournament, will also feature a raffle, food and toy drive.  So, if you’re in the Southern California area, come down, bring a toy and join in the festivities! Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *11:00 AM / PST*

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POVPOOL Thanks – Marty Carey, John Bertone, Tony Kalmandaryan, John English, Truman HW, Eddie Arreguin, Ken Hoshide, Marc Ong, Dawn Tarver, Corey Harper, Scott Doucette, Efren Reyes, Brook Thomason, Alex Laoingo, Wayne Pullen, Box Patterson, Florian Kohler, Ron Wishnack, Chad Beleber, Tony Torres Jr., Dave Hemmah, AC Henry, David Marcus, Mike Howerton, Jerry Forsyth, Mark Cantrill, Dave Bond, Markus Noe, Ramin Bahktiari, MaryAnn Starkey, Boomer Brumley, Ian Brock, Isaac Wooten, Billy Roach, Daniel Hernandez and everyone else that has makes a connection on this channel.

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The Golden Cue’s Monthly One-Pocket – Every 2nd Saturday!

Saturday, July 11th – 2015

Golden Cue Billiards – South El Monte, CA

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One-Pocket with a 3-Level Handicap

The Golden Cue Billiards and it’s management has settled on a handicap – one-pocket format, designed to attract players to the game who may normally feel a little hesitant to get into the box with some of the better ‘one-pocketeers’ that frequent the venue for its monthly event. Played out every 2nd Saturday of the month, The Golden Cue takes in around 2o players to the ‘action room’ to compete for prize money which consists of $100 added and a $24 entry fee. This Saturday will be no different except to say that the less skilled of the ‘one-pocketeers’ will have slightly better odds and will afford them the opportunity to play a few more matches with some of the better players in the field.

Handicapping Explained

In the game of pool there are many players of varying skill levels, so our goal here is to equalize the field by changing some of the requirements to win. In the game of One-Pocket, when to players, play ‘EVEN’ it means that there is no handicap and in a rack of 15 balls, the first player to pocket the 8th ball wins the game. The Golden Cue’s monthly will make adjustments to this ball count, depending on the division of skill level that it has settled on. With the help of the ‘all knowing’ public, Tournament Director, Geraldine Thibodeau will assign each player’s skill level that will determine your handicap.

Geraldine states, “We believe this is going to be a successful way to promote one-pocket to new players that want to learn more about this game. Working with Golden Cue’s owner, Kenny Hoshide, we have done some polling and surveys to find out what will work best and we are happy to provide this format of play for the game of one-pocket. The only spot that we have not committed to is if a ‘Super Pro’ like Dennis Orcullo or Scott Frost shows up and wants a piece. At that point, it’s possible that even those in the ‘Pro’ category may even be spotted a ball or two. We are looking forward to seeing some new faces and also our regular visitors. Please join us this Saturday at Noon for practice – the tournament begins at 1:30 pm.”

What Shot Would You Do? 

POV Pool will also the at Golden Cue to capture a few matches and to record a video response to our second edition of “What Shot Would You Do?”  – In the future, we expect this to become a sponsored segment that will occur monthly.

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Skill Level          Ball Spot              Your score against a beginner 

  • Beginner             4-Balls                         8-8
  • Intermediate      2-Balls                          9-7
  • PRO                     0-Balls                        10-6
  • Super PRO         0-Balls                         To Be Determined

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Video Recording and Live Bracket

As an additional courtesy to its players and to The Golden Cue, POV Pool will be there to provide video recording services using a 3-camera package and audio commentary. This event WILL NOT be live streamed, so spectators will have to visit the venue and enjoy the A/C, Beer and Snacks available. There will also be a live bracket available to view online, which is powered by CompuSport; a custom link which will be made available soon.

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Tournament Details and Times

The Golden Cue 2nd Saturday One-Pocket Tournament – Every 2nd Saturday of the Month! 

  • Open to 32 Players
  • $24 Entry (Includes $4 Green and TD Fee)
  • $100 Added – Based on 16 Players
  • Start Time 1:30 PM – Practice at Noon
  • Double Elimination / Race to 2/1
  • Handicap Format – Balls Spotted
  • The Golden Cue Billiards / Google Map
  • Phone Number: (626) 575-4821
  • Tournament Director: Geraldine Thibodeau (310) 889-4799

Find out about the Hard Times 10-Ball and One-Pocket Event In July! 

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Stix One-Pocket Tourney To Be Streamed Free!

October 12th & 13th

Stix Billiards

7985 Vineyard Ave. 
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 989-5020
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Joe Martin’s 3rd Annual One-Pocket Tournament!

$1,500 Added – 32 Players

The 3rd Annual, $1,500 Added Joe Martin One-Pocket Tournament happening this October 12th & 13th at Stix Billiards in Rancho Cucamonga, CA approaches! In the past 3 years in Southern California, Joe Martin Promotions has contributed over $10,000 in support of numerous women’s 9-Ball and One-Pocket events. Earlier this year it came to my attention that Joe recently suffered a stroke and was forced to take some time out from promoting in order to recover. POV Pool has had the pleasure of working with Mr. Martin to live stream at least four of his events to audiences on www.povpool.com and will once again join forces with Joe and Stix’s owner, Alex Laoingco to provide yet another free live stream! Wishing Joe the best of health and a full recovery, we look forward to this event which, despite the absence of a few due to the US Open 9-Ball event, should be an exciting field.

‘One-Pocket’ Rich – “I gotta hitch!” 

2-time consecutive champion, ‘One-Pocket Rich’ Grenier is expected to defend his title and in the past 20 years, Rich has played and beat them all for the cash; is arguably known as one of the top-20 best and most knowledgable one-pocket players in the United States. Ike Runnels from Chicago has never beat him, he’s recently taken down Sylver Ochoa and Scott Frost in a slightly weighted game and is feared by all at his home pool room in Santa Monica where he’s been playing for over 2 decades.    Richard Grenier

Although all eyes will be on Rich to beat the field in this year’s event, his recent admission of a newly developed ‘hitch’ in his stroke is forcing him to resort to taking many of his shots by switching from right to left-handed play. Asked whether he thinks this will be an issue this year, he says, “It’s a little embarrassing, but it’s true. I can’t shoot shots the way I used to because of this damn hitch. There are certain shots where I have to draw the cue ball about 3 or 4 inches and I have to switch to left-hand. It’s affecting my confidence, which in turn affects the way I play overall.”

Well players, there’s a little irony to this tale for those of you that thinks you’ll have an edge on Rich. He’s also ambidextrous! Be warned not to take his knowledge of the game and his penchant for playing ‘lefty’ for granted! This could be one of the best ‘stalls’ from a champion I’ve seen in awhile.

Live Streaming Support From Kamui!

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With the help and support of POV Pool’s longtime sponsor Kamui Tips, we will be able to provide this live stream for FREE, with the added incentive for viewers to support POV Pool through donations instead of Pay Per View. This was initially slated as a PPV event, yet we also realize that it may be too risky to invest in a Pay Per View Broadcast who’s final matches will coincide with the opening day of The US Open 9-Ball event taking place in Virginia on October 13th. A very small part of POV Pool’s income is generated through donations from viewers, but for this stream Kamui is offering viewers a chance to receive any one of 5 Kamui Gator Grips in return for those donations to POV Pool which exceed $35. And, since there are only 5 Gator Grips being randomly drawn before the final match of the event, all other donations of $35 or more will receive a Kamui Tip Voucher as consolation. Either way, it is once again a win/win scenario provided by Kamui Products and POV Pool in an effort to continue providing live streams to those who can’t afford it via Pay Per View and during times when events like this may be double booked with others.

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POV Pool thanks John Bertone, Kamui and all of the viewers in advance for their generous support and encouragement to me for continuing my efforts and keeping POV Pool alive!

There is virtually nothing that I wouldn’t do for the billiard community as long as there is an audience helping us move forward. I have not backed off my commitment to improving the broadcast quality or the presentation of this great game and I also feel that streaming pool is but the tip of the iceberg.  kamui voucher

Spots Still Available! 

There are still spots open for this event. Entry fee is only $40 which, for a chance to match up with the likes of players like John Schmidt, Wayne Pullen, Frank ‘Da Barber” Almanza, Fach Garcia, James Burden, Bernardo ‘King Kong’ Chavez and many other of SoCal’s strongest, is a small price to pay. Format will be Double Eliminations, race to 2 on both sides. $1,500 Added based on full field!

To Register: Call Stix Owner – Alex Laoingco at (951) 662-8200

Please join the event page on Facebook!

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