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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:

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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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USBA kicks off 2017 with a BANG!

 

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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Crystal Kelly Cup Event #1

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Crystal Kelly Cup Even #2

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

This is event is sponsored by:
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The One Pocket Challenge with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes: May 21-23 at Hard Times Billiards!

May 11th, 2016

POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles CA

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Hard Times Billiards will be ‘The Home of Efren’! 

Well, for one weekend in May at least…

Coming to us from the Philippines on May 21st and staying for just 3 days only, pool fanatics in Southern California will  have the honor of receiving an earlier than expected visit from the BCA ‘Hall Of Famer’ and arguably the best ‘all around’ pool player that ever lived, Efren Bata Reyes.  Efren’s schedule over the next two months is virtually packed with high-end, One-Pocket events each being showcased at different parts of the country. This coming Saturday… “Efren is stopping at Hard Times Billiards for just 3 days and then, on his way to Louisiana for the ‘Professional’ One-Pocket event on May 25th at Buffalo Billiards.”, states Efren’s ‘west coast’ manager, Brook Thomason. “Efren is ONLY playing 1-pocket at this time, as he wants to be wholly prepared.”  The upcoming Louisiana event, which has a $2,000 entry fee and consists of 16 players, boasts a first place prize of $16,000. Immediately following this on June 2nd, he stops in Edison, New Jersey to play the Accu-Stats, ‘Make it Happen’ event which, features 5 of the toughest One-Pocket players on the planet, playing a round-robin style tournament. Efren also has an even bigger match approaching in July against Scott “The Freezer” Frost in Arizona.

Challenge Efren Reyes!

Giving most players a handicap of 10/7 and playing 1-Pocket, right now is your chance to book your very own ‘challenge’ match with Efren Reyes! Point Of View Pool Media will be on premises to provide live coverage of everything that unfolds during his stay at Hard Times. In January of this year, POV Pool provided coverage of Efren’s previous challenge matches with John Lassek, George Teyachea, Fach Garcia and several others.

ONE POCKET EFREN TRANS

One-Pocket ONLY – Book it Now – First Come, First Served!

As we book names we will update this page.

Contact us for a challenge with Efren Reyes / Time slots listed below:

EMAIL • daniel@povpool  / PHONE • 310-923-6639 

SATURDAY, MAY 21st

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd

  • 12:00pm – Efren VS ???
  • 4:00pm -Efren VS Bradley Fleming (Dallas, TX)
  • 8:00pm – Efren VS ???

MONDY, MAY 23rd

  • 12:00pm – Efren VS ???
  • 4:00pm – Efren VS ???
  • 8:00pm – Efren VS ???

The requirements of ‘Efren’s Challenge’ is to play him a minimum of 3 sets of One-Pocket at a minimum of a $100 wager per set (Race to 3). Wagering higher and playing for longer will also be considered and since his upcoming event in Louisiana will be races to 5,  I would personally love to see someone step up and play Efren a race to 5 for $500 or $1,000 minimum. All matches are uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing; a chance for some of you one-pocket players to get a good match in with expert commentary and visual feedback of your technical prowess.

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the game of One-Pocket, all challenge TIMES are booked as tentative. Each challenger reserves the right to challenge a 4th set only. This means that the next challenger in line may start later than originally scheduled. A ‘split table time’ policy is enforced. Table times are the responsibility of each player. 

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Play One Pocket with Efren Reyes in January!

January 18th-20th, 2016

Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA

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  • So, you wanna play Efren Reyes, eh?
  • Email: daniel@povpool.com
  • Leave us your contact info and the date you’d like to play
  • See the schedule below for more details  

Action with Efren at Hard Times Billiards!

Save the dates and book your session with Efren Reyes if you dare. Efren will be at Hard Times from January 18th-20th, 2016! You can email me directly or call 310-923-6639 with your immediate inquiries.

With the 18th Annual Derby City Classic on the horizon this month, Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes will be stopping through Southern California for 3 days to prepare for the upcoming tournaments at Indiana’s, Horseshoe Casino. While at Hard Times ‘The Magician’ is open for action from almost anybody who wants a game and POV Pool has been asked to take appointments and book anyone in the area on those dates for action. We have a confirmation that Efren is willing to give up 10-7 for a minimum of 3 sets per match to most players. If you are interested in matching up with Efren Reyes, you must be willing to play a minimum of 3 sets of race to 3 (One-Pocket) for a minimum of $100 per set.

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Playing the greatest that ever lived!

Mike Stilkey playing Efren Reyes in October 2015.

Mike Stilkey playing Efren Reyes in October 2015.

Efren Reyes vs Daniel Busch in October 2015

Efren Reyes vs Daniel Busch in October 2015

This is a rare opportunity for YOU to learn from the best! In the recent past, POV Pool featured two matches between Efren and Myself and another local player, Mike Stilkey playing one-pocket for just $100 per set. A very small price to pay for the best pool lesson of your life. I can honestly say that playing 3 sets with Efren, getting 10-7 taught me a lot about my game which has improved since.

TiGER CLASSIC – The ‘Classic Cue’ for the Classic One-Pocket Player! 

Live Streamed on POV Pool! 

Thanks to POV Pool’s sponsors and to Eddie Arreguin of Hard Times Billiards, we will be there to provide live coverage of all Efren matches which will later be available for viewing on POV Pool’s YouTube Channel. Not only will you have the chance to play the best; your match will also receive professional video coverage with helpful commentary from multiple camera angles. In addition, if you have your own business or entity that you wish to promote during your match, we are happy to do so on a pre-arranged basis, free of charge. Just our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to you for giving us the chance to cover your performance.

‘Experience Fluidity’ with a Kamui Glove! 

Live Stream Schedule:

  • January 18th – Monday / 12:00pm – 1:00am
  • January 19th – Tuesday /  12:00pm – 1:00am
  • January 20th – Wednesday /  12:00pm – 1:00am

Live Stream  Link: www.povpool.com

Live Stream Link with Chatroom: www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool

POV Pool Thanks our Sponsors!

Please take the time to thank and support our sponsors by sending them a ‘Thank You’ put their equipment on your shopping list!

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“So, you wanna play Efren?”

One Pocket Only – Must be willing to play a minimum of $100 per set / Minimum 3 sets / Efren will give you 10-7

***BIGGER ACTION WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED!*** 

Contact: daniel@povpool.com or call 310-923-6639

Live Stream Schedule (Matches will be updated as they come in): 

Monday, January 18th 

1:00pm / PST – OPEN SLOT

6:00pm / PST – OPEN SLOT

10:00pm / PST – OPEN SLOT

Tuesday, January 19th 

2:00pm / PST – John Lassek vs Efren Reyes / Race to 3 / One Pocket

7:00pm / PST – George Teyechea vs Efren Reyes / Race to 3 / One Pocket

10:00pm / PST – OPEN SLOT

Wednesday, January 20th 

1:00pm / PST – OPEN SLOT

7:00pm / PST – 10 Ball / EVEN / Efren Reyes vs Jamal Oussi

10:00pm / PST – OPEN SLOT

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Bellflower, California’s – ‘Hard Times Billiards’ is often a layover point for international travelers and professional pool players alike.

 

 

Cole Dickson Memorial: “Real Time Feed”

June 27th-28th, 2015

Family Billiards – San Francisco, CA

The 3rd Annual Cole Dickson Memorial

9 10-Ball Open…

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Delbert Wong, owner of Family Billiards, initially wanted a 10-ball tournament, but the poster went to print and wasn’t changed.  During the player’s meeting it went up for vote, and all but two players preferred 10-ball format.  So, at the last minute, it was changed to 10-ball, but you do not need to call pocket.  Slop Counts!

$2,500 Added 

  • Advanced Entry Fee (Register by 6/24) $85
  • Register on 06/27 Entry Fee $100
  • $10 GreenFee
  • Race to 7 on the Winners’ side/ 7 on Losers’ side
  • Races changed due to player attendance 
  • Practice begins at 10:30am
  • Matches begin at 12:00pm

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Pay-Outs

1st Place: $2,100 Vilmos Foldes

2nd Place: $1,500 Oscar Dominguez

3rd Place: $1,000 Rodney Morris

4th Place: $650 Amar Kang

5th Place: $425 Jaynard Orque

6th Place: $425 Josh Gomes

7th Place: $300 Damian Pongpanik

8th Place: $300 Nick Callado

9th Place: $175 Rylan Hartnett

10th Place: $175 Ramon Mistica

11th Place: $175 Corey Deuell

12th Place: $175 Randy Baker

13th Place: $125 Ernesto Dominguez

14th Place: $125 Rodger Goodman 

15th Place: $125 Robert Yulo

16th Place: $125 Ian Costello

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Total Purse $7,900

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 Sunday, June 28th: Day 2

Day One of the Cole Dickson Memorial Tournament leaves us with the top 16 left in the tournament.  Rodney Morris, Randy Baker, Amar Kang, Damian Pongpanik, Vilmos Foldes, Josh Gomes, Nick Collado, and Josh Gomes go into the second day of the tournament undefeated.  Ramon Mistica, Robert Yulo, Ian Costello, Corey Deuel, Oscar Dominguez, Roger Goodman, Rylan Hartnett, and Ernesto Dominguez are all in danger of exiting the tournament the first round of play on Sunday. 
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Saturday, June 27th: Day 1

 

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Player List

  1.  Javier Ramirez
  2. Geno Santoro
  3. Tommy Sovia
  4. Sylvester Coronado
  5. Al Markasky
  6. Cary Camona
  7. Reid Stensrud
  8. Shon Damani
  9. David Espinoza
  10. Corey Duell
  11. Doug Whaley
  12. Peter Leung
  13. Damian Pongpanik
  14. Alex Mason
  15. Lindsey Dorn
  16. Yoli Handoko
  17. Joe Paul Trevino
  18. Harold Cajucom
  19. Alejandro Aguila
  20. Bert Benish
  21. Joseph Harris
  22. Rylan Hartnett
  23. Jay Mulinbayan
  24. Jaynard Orque
  25. Dave Cabinel
  26. Robert Yulo
  27. Amar Kang
  28. Rodney Morris
  29. Frank Giordano
  30. Mike Langarcia
  31. Todd Emmett
  32. Mike Leahy
  33. Chino Reyes
  34. Delbert Wong
  35. Bob Simon
  36. Geronimo
  37. Todd Gooch
  38. Roger Goodman
  39. Randy Baker
  40. Brian Law
  41. Duke Obaob
  42. Ernesto Dominguez
  43. Oscar Dominguez
  44. Joseph Gomez
  45. Marcelina Montoya
  46. Kenny Koo
  47. Steven Poma
  48. Neil RodenMeyer
  49. Bill Hart
  50. Jonathan Morgan
  51. Danny Gokhul
  52. Frank Robutz
  53. Dan Russo
  54. Willie Campers
  55. Ian Costello
  56. Shakey Dave
  57. Deo Alpajora
  58. Billy Silviera
  59. Jeff Summers
  60. Ramon Mistica
  61. John Otanes
  62. Eric Scott

More may have been added after player list was published.  Please refer to the bracket.

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