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USBA kicks off 2017 with a BANG!

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POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, CA

October 8th, 2016

Story By: Geraldine Thibodeau

Edited by: Daniel Busch

POV POOL USBA Gabriels 2017 Tour Event

 

BOTH EVENTS HAVE BEEN FILLED! 

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3 Cushion Billiards competition set for Casino Del Sol 

Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 West Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85787
January 16th-21st, 2017

casino-del-sol-transIn January of 2017, The United States Billiard Association (USBA) will hold a prestigious 3-cushion, double-header event at Tucson, Arizona’s premier resort and casino/venue, Casino Del Sol. The 6-day event from January 16th-21st will consist of two competitions, each open to 40 players: a ‘B’ level and an (All level) ‘Open’ tournament. Entries for both events are currently being reserved via email at mazinshooni@yahoo.com or by phone with USBA President, Mazin Shooni at: (248) 910-4466.

In the ‘B’-level event, the entrants will compete amongst themselves without having to matchup against some of the country’s top level pros such as, Pedro Piedrabuena, Hugo Patino and others who will attend the ‘Open’. If they would like to play in both events, ‘B’-level (and under) players will have the chance to enter the ‘Open’ event at a reduced rate, whereas players playing the ‘Open’ only event will pay full price. Added monies are scheduled and in the process of being determined for both events.

Inspired by The Crystal Kelly Cup event!

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To Mazin and others board members at the USBA, the upcoming Casino Del Sol event draws inspiration from the ‘Crystal Kelly Cup’, a well funded and prestigious tournament which, held its last event at Promenade des Anglais in Nice in 2011.  The Crystal Kelly Cup has always been regarded as a prestigious yet elegant and intimate setting; its venues, its players, its equipment regarded at the highest standard in billiard competition in modern history and attended by the best of our time, such as Dick Jaspers, Thorbjorn Blomdahl, Sir Raymond Ceulemans, Frederic Caudron and other elite players. The Casino Del Sol and its sponsors have spared no expense to bring the same standard of quality  to the upcoming Gabriel’s event in January.

The USBA Thanks its Sponsors!

It is not without the help of its sponsors that the United States Billiard Association is able to provide its members with events such as these. With continued success The USBA strives to add more events to its roster. so that players can experience billiard competition at its highest level and quality in the Nation. Their most gracious. ‘headline’ sponsor, Gabriel’s Billiards has made it possible to provide this event with 5 x ‘Imperator V’ heated billiard tables, graced with factory delivered, Simonis ‘300’ tournament cloth from Simonis and also using premium, Aramith tournament billiard balls. USBA also thanks the Casino Del Sol for showing great interest and making direct investments of space and accommodations for cue-sports events such as this. The USBA could also not be able to provide prize funds and additional tournament services without direct financial and product support from, Tiger Products and the Cheqio Brand. And finally, the USBA also shows its gratitude for the support of Paul Frankel and Professor Q Ball’s, National and 3-Cushion News for promotional, editorial and logistical contributions.

Broadcast Coverage and Live Streaming 2016 POVPOOL LOGO

As a service to the billiard community and to further promote 3-cushion competition, the USBA has also contracted live-streaming and broadcast services of Point Of View Pool Media (www.POVPOOL.com) where, they will provide free, live-coverage from the Casino Del Sol to the masses on POV Pool’s YouTube Channel and also be providing a ‘Real Time Feed Page’ on www.POVPOOL.com for audiences to track results and updates.iv-organics-banner-temp

 

 

POV Pool is sponsored by: Tiger Products, Kamui Tips, FanDuel and IV Organic

USBA “B” Level Tournament: January 16th – 18th, 2017

  • The “B” event is open to all players with an average of less than .700
  • Entry $160 – 40 players
  • Dress Code: Black Slacks, vests, bow tie and white shirt
  • 8 groups of 5 players – 80 matches
  • Total of 16 Rounds on 5 tables (This will take 2 days, 8 rounds per day)
  • Finals will be Single Elimination
  • 16 Players – 5 rounds total

USBA Open Tournament: January 19th – 21st

  • Entry $260* – 40 players
  • Dress Code: Black Slacks, vests, bow tie and white shirt
  • 8 groups of 5 players – 80 matches
  • Total 20 rounds on 5 tables (This will take 2 days, 10 rounds per day)
  • Finals will be Single Elimination
  • 16 players – 5 rounds total

*Special Note: “B” Players can play in both tournaments for $160 each tournament

Other Notes: 

Players in the tournament are required to stay at Casino Del Sol Resort
All registered players will receive a Free Buffet and Discounted Room Price of $99 for a double room
Please use offer code: USBATCT to receive the group rate
Casino Del Sol Reservations 1-855-SOL-PLAY (765-7829)

If you would like more information regarding this event or other USBA events, contact:
Mazin Shooni at 248.910.4466 or email him at mazinshooni@yahoo.com

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Mezz West State Tour – Rev’ving Up For Fresno!

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September 13th, 2014

Diamond Billiards – Fresno, California

Written and edited by: Daniel Busch – Point of View Pool Media

 

Inquiries: Daniel Busch – povpool@gmail.com, Desiree Rivera – mezzweststatetour@yahoo.com 

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The Mezz West State Tour – Forges on!

After just 2 scheduled events of 12 in its first season, The Mezz West State Tour has quickly accumulated 122 members, with an official tour ranking and a desire to earn a spot in the season ending’s, ‘Top Gun” Finale Event of just 16 players in March of 2015. As the Tour prepares for its next stop this weekend at Diamond Billiards in Fresno, California it looks as though the membership should grow to see more new players, sparking not just local interest in winning a piece of the $2,000 added money and a place on the rankings list, the Tour’s third event has also signed on a handful of other popular names in pool like, Gerardo Jamito, Melissa Herndon, Brian Parks, Atila Bezdan and also the young Hungarian Pro, Vilmos Foldes, who has expressed a desire to live on the west coast permanently.

Getting Stronger!

This time, playing 9 Ball instead of 10-Ball, statistically so far, the field for the upcoming Diamond Billiards event is already a little stronger than tour stop #2 at Hard Times – Sacramento, with 5 professional players in the field and more expected. Sacramento’s Hard Times Billiards, which only took in 4 professional players last month saw the rise of Jaynard Orque, who defeated some of its strongest players to take 1st place and now holds a ranking of #4 on the tour. It’s a simple fact, that The Mezz West State Tour, which provides a ranking position to its members and slight handicap to pro players seeking competition is quickly inspiring pool players to bring their best game to fight for a place at the top of the rankings list.

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Jaynard Orque – Winner of Stop #2 – Photo by: Bob Beaulieau

During a brief phone conversation with me on Monday of this week, Tang Hoa, who holds position #11 on the ranking list said, “I want to continue playing this season to make it to the Top 16 and qualify for the ‘Top Gun’ event. I think I have a strong chance to make it in, but just to make sure, I’m going to Fresno this weekend. See you there, Buddy!”

Stop #3 – The Venue is Diamond Billiards! 

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 12.11.18 PMDiamond Billiards was opened in the mid 1990’s by an industrious man named Dan Dadian who, at one point owned 5 locations in Central California and Reno, Nevada. Passing away in 2012, Dan is survived by his wife, Sheri Dadian and who now owns and operates Diamond Billiards located at 6460 Blackstone Avenue; the venue has been at the 6,000 square foot location for over 10 years. It’s also the home of the annual ‘Rocky Antennucci 9 Ball Tournament’ which takes place every Super Bowl weekend and will also host its 3rd Annual, ‘Dan Dadian Memorial Tournament’ in November of 2014. Serving food and beer, Diamond Billiards is a weekly host to APA Leagues, Michael Reddick and Chris Swart’s – California Cue Sports events and an ‘in-house’ league, playing on 6 x 7′ bar sized tables, and 12 x 9′ Rebco Tables and the new addition of one 9′ Diamond Table. Another noteworthy factoid about Diamond Billiards, which pool players always ask about is that the house tables there have recently been *’Dominguez’ed’ and that means that the upcoming Mezz/West State stop will be held to high standards of excellence and playing conditions.

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* Dominguez’ed : To have pool tables maintained by Oscar and Ernesto Dominguez – Arguably, the most sought after pool table mechanics in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.

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Dan Dadian, a.k.a. – “Diamond Dan” founded Diamond Billiards and had the belief that everyone should have access to quality entertainment. Diamond Billiards is Fresno’s top destination, bringing people of all ages and skill levels together under one roof.

Diamond Billiards Fresno
6460 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-435-1130
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Website: www.diamondbilliardsfresno.com

Special Cue Raffle Being Held! 

A big thanks also to Mezz Cues for this! Diamond Billiards will be raffling a limited edition Mezz Cue with a WD700 Shaft to all players and spectators in attendance of the event.

Still Taking Entries!

Every Stop: $2,000 Added Guaranteed!

Entry Fee: $65

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As with every stop on The Mezz West State Tour, tournament signups are being taken right up to the day of the event and although advertised to a limited field, is open to as many who wish to participate. This being said, it is still strongly advised to have your name/s added to the list as early as possible to give the Tournament Directors an idea of what to expect on the first day and give them an opportunity to change the start time/s or tournament format, if needed. To sign up, join The Mezz West State Tour’s Facebook Group and send a message to be added to the list. Payment is always accepted and processed on the day of the event.

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Free Live Stream on POV Pool! 

Mezz West State Tour fans, followers; pool players and audiences everywhere can watch this event which will broadcast, live on www.povpool.com with commentary, scores, special guest appearances and sponsor announcements. The POV Pool brand was officially launched in December, 2011 and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, SoundCloud, Instagram, Ustream, Vimeo, and on popular billiard forums.

Live Stream Details: 

– Saturday, September 13th @ 10:00 am / PST – ??? on www.povpool.com

– Sunday, September 14th @ 11:00 am / PST – ??? on www.povpool.com

Live Stream with interactive chatroom: www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

Sponsors: 

The Mezz West State Tour is proudly sponsored by: Mezz Cues, West State Billiards, The Turtle Rack, Zan Tips, Virtual Pool 4, Marty Carey’s Jump Q, Fast & Loose Designs, POV Pool and GoPlayPool. Special Thanks also goes out to NYC Grind, AZ Billiards, Professor Q Ball’s National Pool and Billiards News, The Pool Scene, On The Break News and Automated Entertainment.

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New Billiard Radio Show Airing Tonight!

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Thursday, December 5th – 8PM Central Time 

ABR Studios – Chicago, IL

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Dave Bond takes on a Billiard Radio Show!

Live Streaming? Well, yes of course. But not in the sense that most pool fans are used to enjoying. Dave Bond, founder of The Chicago Billiard Museum has taken on a new project, which, by the looks (or rather sounds of it) are somewhat tantalizing. As far as I know, there have been many hours of phone time logged by Mr. Bond with some pretty high profile characters in the billiard community. Suffice to say, that you the reader, will now have the opportunity to be ‘the listener’ of ‘American Billiard Radio’ at http://www.americanbilliardradio.com – Oh, and who are these high profile characters? You’ll just have to tune in at 6PM PST to find out. Let’s just say that the first edition will be addressing ‘The State Of The Union Of Pool’! WOW! That’s a tough one! I already have a few opinions…

“Soundcheck”

Although, tonight’s episode is dubbed a ‘soundcheck’, we should expect to be hearing some pretty important news about recent events in pool, its struggles and achievements and possibly some solutions to many of the issues which, this sport has been enduring over the last 30 years. Dave has recruited support of correspondence from none other than Jerry Forsyth and Mike Howerton of AZ Billiards, who, were actually the first to launch a pool related radio show called ‘RunOut Radio’. Representing some of the activities on the east coast of the U.S. will be friends that we know from NYC Grind, who have been devoted to promoting the pool on its website for several years now. There’s also some participation scheduled from Mark Cantrill of Legends and Champions Tout and promotions, and finally, if I can just get this head of mine out of my proverbial ass for long enough – I’ll see what I can do to contribute to the show on behalf of the west coast of the United States.

Pool Making Waves – Airwaves, that is… 

One thing’s for sure, radio is definitely one medium which is much needed within the pool community. A possible chance for anyone with a real voice to offer an opinion or state their case to the world with professional host who honestly cares about the game. I most certainly applaud Dave Bond’s efforts and highly recommend you to share this last minute announcement for the inaugural episode of American Billiards Radio at 6PM PST / 8PM Central / 9PM Eastern.

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Tune In Tonight @ 6PM PST!

And, good luck ABR! (American Billiard Radio). 

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90-Day Live Stream Schedule on POV Pool!

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November 11th, 2013 

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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

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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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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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Stix One-Pocket Tourney To Be Streamed Free!

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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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