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POV Pool Stream and Raffle @ Hard Times’ 1st Sunday, October 7th!

Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower / October 7th, 2012

1st Sunday Tournament, Live Stream and POV ‘raffle’ to be held! 

Be sure to tune in and check out action once again for So Cal’s best monthly 9-Ball tournament from Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower run by Tournament Director Marie Lim.

Chuck Markulis Warmup! 

 Many of So Cal’s top professional players are expected to attend this 1st Sunday event which will also serve as an excellent warmup for the upcoming, ‘Chuck Markulis Memorial Tournament’ taking place just a few days later at Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento. Bellflower’s table #1, also known as ‘The Devil Table’ has seen some phenomenal action by POV Pool this year, featuring matches with top ranking players such as Oscar Dominguez, Scott Frost, Francisco Bustamante, Dennis Orcollo, Shane Van Boening and Raj Hundal just to name a few.

Nick Spano and Johnny Kang split 1st & 2nd

Let us not forget also, the Hard Times ‘hard hitters’ who, on any given day could give the pros a run for their money, especially on ‘The Devil Table’! Last month’s 1st Sunday event, left the pros hanging out to dry to up and comers like, Johnny Kang, Beau Runningen, Nick Spano, Steve Chaplin, Zeke Morrisson, Fach Garcia and believe it or not, ‘your’s truly’ – Daniel Busch. Johnny Kang has most certainly become a force to be reckoned with at the 1st Sunday events, taking 1st place for the month of August and splitting 1st & 2nd place with Nick Spano for last month’s September event.

Be that as it may, this upcoming October’s live streamed event should be a doozy with the expected turnout of hopefuls preparing for the Sacramento event, beginning October 11th, starting with $1,000 Added One-Pocket and leap-frogging into the 9-Ball portion of the event on October 13th.

POV Pool Raffle!

For those attending the event at Hard Times Billiards, POV Pool will be raffling prizes which will include, an ‘El Diablo’ Break Jump Cue ($250 Value), Max Eberle’s ‘Powerful Pool’ DVD Set ($99 Value), Virtual Pool 4 T-Shirts ($25 Value) and a Kamui Tip Voucher ($25 Value).

‘El Diablo’ – Break/Jump

 

Live Stream!

As always, for those who can’t see the action in the flesh, be sure to tune in to POV Pool’s homepage or on Ustream’s POV Pool Channel for live coverage of this event. Thanks for watching! 

POV Pool Adds One-Pocket – 2 Days Back To Back Streaming!

In addition to the upcoming 1st Sunday tournament at Hard Times Billiards, POV Pool will be clocking in a day early to catch the action for the Hard Times 4th Saturday, $100 Added, One Pocket Tournament as well.

It’ll be a long, 2 days of back to back action featuring some of SoCal’s toughest one-pocket players from various rooms on Saturday followed by another flick of the switch the very next morning for the Hard Times 1st Sunday 9-Ball Tournament.

Hard Times Tournament Director Marie Lim informs POV Pool that the One-Pocket monthly usually hosts around 25 players in the single elimination, race to 2 format. The tournament generally winds down by about 7PM, leaving plenty of time of any ‘extra-curricular action’ to be streamed or covered if it transpires. Lovers of One-Pocket, readers of this website and viewers of the stream are encouraged to stay tuned to the AZ Billiards Thread for real-time updates on matches and last minute action which could come up after the finals of the One-Pocket.

Railbirds are always welcome to Hard Times for this 2-day affair. No Cover Charge!

POV Pool is proudly sponsored by Kamui and Pool-Trax!

Saturday Before First Sunday One Pocket Tournament

  • $100 Added – $20. Entry Fee
  • Single Elimination (Race to 2 – Finals Race to 3)
  • FREE Practice at Noon
  • Live stream UP at Noon
  • Tournament Starts at 1pm
  • Limit 32 Players
  • NO Phone-ins

First Sunday of Every Month 9-Ball Tournament

  • $600 Added – $30. Entry Fee
  • Double Elimination
  • Winner’s side 5 – One Loss side 4
  • Pros Go One Game Higher
  • FREE Practice at Noon-Tournament Starts at 1pm
  • Live stream UP at Noon
  • Limit 96 Players
  • NO Phone-ins
For more information or to participate in the tournaments, please click here for:

July’s Hard Times 1st Sunday To Be Streamed Live!

POV Pool is returning once again to Hard Times for the seventh time this year to stream the 1st Sunday 9-Ball Tournament which is faithfully organized and directed by Marie Lim.

Marie stated that, “Due to overwhelming support for the Dan Dadian Memorial Tournament in Fresno, our 1st Sunday in June was a relatively low turnout of 41 players. Our next ‘1st Sunday’ even in July seems to be wide open, and since there will be a straight pool qualifier here on July 7th & 8th for the Predator World 14.1 event happening in New York, we may see a higher attendance than usual.”

Last month, Oscar Dominguez and Ramon Mistica found themselves battling it out for 1st place in a nail-biting, Hill/Hill match on Table 6, “The Devil Table”.

Watch that match here.
FINAL MATCH OSCAR VS RAMON

Barring any stragglers who take their time coming back from Tunica, it’ll be a nice sized bracket, streamed live by Your’s Truly: POV Pool.

$600 Added
Double Elimination
Race to 5/4 – Pros play to 6/5 games
$30 Entry
1pm Start Time – Free Practice at 12pm
Stream will be live at 12pm

See you there…

POV Pool is proudly sponsored by Kamui Tips

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Richard Grenier Reigns As Stix Billiards’ 2012, One-Pocket Champion!

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Early Morning: June  17th, 2012

Richard Grenier AKA “One-Pocket Rich” manages to defend his One-Pocket title as a 2-time Champion of the Joe Martin Sponsored, One-Pocket Event which was held at Stix Billiards in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

“Man I had to play champions all the way through this thing!”, exclaims Rich who started off his day beating Victorville’s John Schmidt, the legend – Jose Parica, tough Hard Times player – Larry (Motto), Wayne Pullen and then finally onto the final match to play Oscar Dominguez who had just finished an astounding 4 and a half hour match with Santos Sambajon.

“My toughest match was with Larry who had me 2-1 and after I caught up with him I had a chance to close it out when he scratched and all I needed was two balls but then I scratched.”

Luckily for Rich, Larry didn’t close out either and after a final 25 minute battle, Rich was able to eliminate Larry and move on to Wayne Pullen who also plays regularly out of Santa Monica’s House Of Billiards establishment.

A big thanks goes out to Alex and all the staff of Stix Billiards for holding the event which hosted 35 players and a plethora of railbirds. Thanks also to long-time supporter and sponsor of the event, Joe Martin who added the $1,000 to the prize fund which attracted players from SoCal’s best pool halls which include, Gary’s Victor Billiards, Stix in Ventura, Butera’s Billiards, Santa Monica House Of Billiards, Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, and even Danny K’s in Orange, CA.

POV Pool managed to stream 6 matches will are being posted to YouTube. POV Pool would also like to thank, Frank Almanza, Jerry Matchin, Wayne Pullen, Melissa Herndon, Eddie Assisten, Marie Lim and Eddie Cohen for taking the time out to join us in the booth for their fine commentary on these matches.

POV Pool will return to Stix Billiards on July 14th & 15th, 2012 for live streaming of the So Cal Ladies, 9 Ball Tour Stop #3 which is owned and organized by Melissa Herndon and Sponsored by Tiger Billiard Products.

POV Pool is proudly sponsored by Kamui Tips, who will also be holding the Kamui “Pay Or Play Pool” Event in Tunica, Mississippi later this month which will be held on 10ft Diamond Tables and streamed, live by Inside Pool. Be sure to check out www.payorplaypool.com  for more details.

Here is the Final Match between Oscar & Rich!

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