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New Billiard Radio Show Airing Tonight!

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…


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.


Tune In Tonight @ 6PM PST!

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

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Bonus Ball Bouncing Back!

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November 2th – 9th

Bonus Ball Arena – Las Vegas, Nevada

Bonus Ball Set To Finish Off Season 1

Believe it or not folks, we got Bonus Ball back! Even though the website isn’t updated yet, with schedules or press reflecting this, it’s true! With just 18 matches left to play of 54 total of the first season of Bonus Ball – Las Vegas, Nevada will once again be teaming with almost 36 top professional pool players who have agreed to return to play Larry Chiborak’s brainchild, the game called “Bonus Ball”.  With the exception of Shawn Putnam’s team, The Pittsburg Poison, who have actually completed their games during the first run of this show, rumor has it that ALL remaining Bonus Ball players will be back!

Viewable For Free

Instead of a live stream, the WPBL has made the decision to begin airing the first 36 matches which happened earlier in the season. . Although the first run of Bonus Ball was streamed live on Thursdays for free and all other days were Pay-Per-View, this time around; only the arena spectators will be watching those matches live and as they happen. Airing will begin on October 11th on the WPBL website and each match will be archived every other day, making room for the next match in the order it was played. POV Pool estimates on this time-line, we should begin to see the new matches for the remainder of the season, sometime in the middle of December. So, for those who didn’t understand that, Play in October – Watch in December.

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 Filling The Seats

This revision of programming  may entice fans to fill the 110 seat arena available to them. There were possibly several reasons, for this, but during the first run, there was little local support for the game, primarily due to lack of awareness. This time they have stepped up their game by incorporating local print media outlets. In addition, they are giving free popcorn, soft drinks and a $50 door prize to every one who attends the live tapings happening Nov 2 – 9.Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 9.50.00 PM

Learning To Play

The game has rules which make the game much easier to comprehend after a review of the rules, so get your homework done and get to the games! Bonus Ball is often times touted by its players as the best new game ever to hit the mainstream style of broadcast which, the show’s Director Nathan DaMoulin has aspired to. The WPBL and ALL of its players are ready to entertain the crowd with top notch skill, precision and hopefully some personality.

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End Of Season Only!

This session of 18 leftover matches in the season, will not include playoffs! Rumors on threads and forums indicate that the playoffs will happen in possibly January and be seeded to all teams, so that they may return to play (seeded) with still a further chance to make additional monies and camera time.

As of yet also folks, along with some adjustments to player pay structure as well, there is no announcement of the final prize fund either; so we shall have to wait and see how the WPBL”s promotions and marketing can stay the course to enable this game to achieve long term success.



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