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The 2015 “Hard Times Ten ‘n’ One” event – This July!

July 16th-19th, 2015

Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA

The 6th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open…

…Oh, and by the way, 1-Pocket, too! 

We know you’ve all been wondering about the annual Hard Times 10-Ball’ event in Bellflower, CA. You remember right? Where Alex Pagulayun got whipped into shaped by Carlo Biado in 2013. Where Johnny Kang almost bested Ralf Souquet and take 5th place in 2014. Or the rise of Ruben Bautista’s fame, losing to Dennis Orcullo in the finals of 2014. Well, it’s back again this summer and our duty to report the official announcement of this year’s event, which also includes a $1,500 added, 1-Pocket tournament thrown into the deal!

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Time for some excitement!

Presented By:Hard Times Billiards Bellflower

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 Bellflower’s, Hard Times Billiards and Andy Billiard Cloth 

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$1,500 Added 1-Pocket Open

  • July 16th-17th
  • Open to 64
  • ‘Grady Rule’ – No more than 4 balls in ‘kitchen’
  • $100 Entry – (Late Fee – $25 day of)
  • Race to 3W / 2L
  • Final Race to 4

$5,000 Added Hard Times 10-Ball Open!

  • July 17th-19th
  • Open to 128
  • $125 Entry – (Late Fee – $25 day of)
  • Race to 9W / 8L
  • Finals – Race to 11

Entries Now Being Taken!

Come one, come all, not only to The 6th Annual – $5,000 Added Hard Times 10 Ball Open Tournament, but also adding for the first time, a $1,500 added One-Pocket tournament, making this an action packed four-day event, with two chances to win. Send in your check or money order for each event directly to Hard Times Billiards right now, or call tournament director, Dave Hemmah to secure your spot on the list.

A note on the late fee:  $25 only, whether you sign for one or both events. Fee waived for early sign up of one event.

‘Thanks’ to the Sponsors!

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Our viewing audience, competing players and spectators owes a huge thanks to Andy Billiard Cloth, not only providing equipment but also a portion of the prize fund. ‘Thank You’ to The San Gabriel Valley APA and to the Marty Carey Jump Q for additional event and prize fund sponsorship. POV Pool also owes gratitude to Tiger Products and Kamui Tips for making it possible for us to provide our broadcast on www.povpool.com. Also, an advance applause for our tournament directors, Dave Hemmah and Marie Lim, responsible for collecting entry fees, fielding inquiries and managing the tournament flow which will be powered by CompuSport and available to view online during the event. Let’s not forget Hard Times’ owner, Eddie Arreguin for hosting and also for being available to answer  many questions and address concerns we had this year, to make it happen. There have also been some A/C improvements in the building, a replacement table to stream instead of the Diamond table from last year and the return of Dan Hernandez to provide excellent counter and customer service.

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Live Stream and Brackets

Point Of View Pool will live-stream the entire event, on www.povpool.com at 11:00 am PST from July 16th – 19th. Be sure also to follow the ‘real-time feed’ page for this event, which will become available once the event begins. Our real time feed will consist of: Live Brackets provided by CompuSport, real time news and action updates, photos, payouts, prize funds, player attendance and much, much more.

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Your Questions and Inquiries: 

  • Tournament Info: Hard Times Billiards – (562) 867-7733
  • Entry Questions or Sign Ups: Dave Hemmah – (310) 892-0908
  • Advertising Space on Live Stream: Daniel Busch – (310) 923-6639
  • Anything else: povpool@gmail.com

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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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