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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.

Learn The Rules Here: 

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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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The 2013 – West Coast Swing and POV Pool Update!

May 9th, 2013
West Coast, United States! 
 

Breaking news:

Another event will be unofficially added to the West Coast Swing this year on June 29th, held at Family Billiards in San Francisco. This event is to honor the recent passing of Cole Dickson. For more information on this $4,000 Added event, please visit the Cole Dickson Memorial Tournament event page on Facebook. 

Cole Dickson Memorial Tournament

June 29th-30th, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
$50.00 Entry
Double Elimination
Race to 9 on the win side
Race to 7 on the loss side
$4000.00 Added (Minimum)
Registration 11am-1pm
Practice 12pm-1pm
Matches begin at 1pm
 

The 2013 West Coast Swing Report!

Predictions of an extremely hot summer this year will welcome yet another swing of players ‘galore’ on the west coast of the United States. Normally occurring in springtime,  this 4th annual ‘West Coast Swing’ has now been moved to the summertime in order to work around the ‘BCA National Championships’ schedule which takes place in late July at the newly contracted Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. That being said, the ‘swing’ will still accomodate a trifecta of major events shared by the states of California and Nevada and will boast a prize fund of at least $80,000 between them. 

Different Players Anticipated

This years’ attendance at these events should be something to note due to the newly formed World Professional Billiard League or WPBL, (The Home Of Bonus Ball). With 12 teams of pro players from all over the world and with the ‘swing’ right in the middle of the ‘Bonus Ball’ broadcast schedule, it seems we should see a lively yet mixed attendance of top players scheduling these events between their ‘on’ and ‘off” time of Bonus Ball appearances. For instance, for an event in early July, Bonus Ball teams’ Chicago Rockets (Mika Immonen, Rodney Morris, Raj Hundal, Karl Boyes) should be available to play The West Coast Challenge event in Mountain View, but Bonus Ball would prevent them from appearing at Hard Times Billiards on the following week. At the Hard Times 10-Ball event, we might see a new swing of players from Bonus Ball teams, ‘Atlanta Scorpions’ (Johnny Archer, Dennis Hatch, Shannon Daulton) or the ‘Houston Hustlers’ (Jeremy Jones, Justin Hall and Chip Compton). As a likely result of this rather interesting schedule of events, a ‘winning sweep’ of The West Coast Swing by a small handful of players should not be anticipated. With 12 teams of bonus ball players (40 players in all) in Las Vegas during the swing, you can be assured that 40 top pros are already deciding how to best spend their off-time at Bonus Ball to keep their games in top shape. It is highly recommended that players and readers read and contribute to pertinent forums in order to follow the players and tournament schedules. 

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 West Coast Swing – Overview

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Stop #1 – The West Coast Challenge!
$4,000 Added One-Pocket / July 3rd-5th
$10,000 Added 10-Ball / July 5th-7th
The California Billiard Club 
881 E. Camino Real 
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 965-3100
 
Stop #2 – Hard Times 10-Ball Open!
$10,000 Added / July 12th-14th
Hard Times Billiards (South)
17450 Bellflower Blvd. 
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 876-7733
 
 
Stop #3  – CSI’s, Open Events
$60,000 Added / July 17th-27th
The Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Ave. 
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(866) 746-7671
 
 
 
 

The West Coast Challenge

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$4,000 Added One-Pocket. July 3rd-5th. 

$10,000 Added 10-Ball. July 5th-7th.

*Shane VanBoening is confirmed for this tournament!

Not to be confused with the West Coast Swing itself, this years’ high ranking action action will commence on July 3rd in Mountain View, California for The 2013 West Coast Challenge held at The California Billiard Club and brought to you by the newly founded  ‘California Cue-Sports‘ organization (Owners, Chris Swart and Michael Reddick). Additional sponsors of the event include, Play The Game Clothing and John Henderson’s Cue Sports Journal. The prize fund matches last years’, with the inclusion of two self-sanctioned spots to compete in the third leg of the swing at CSI’s Open One-Pocket and Open 10-Ball events. It’s truly awesome to have California Billiard Club owner, Chris Swart’s support of the billiard community by providing this fantastic, 5 day event which will also be streamed live on www.POVPool.com

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The 4th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open 

10B2013$10,000 Added 10-Ball. July 12th-14th POV Pool returns once again to Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, CA to bring you live coverage of the 4th annual ‘Hard Times 10-Ball Open’. Another huge bonus to the event follows the announcement of sponsorship by apparel company Crooks & Castles, who have agreed to contribute an additional $5,000 to the prize fund bringing in a total of $10,000 added. This fund should attract enough players to fill the bracket open to 96 players. The event will last for 3 days, be live-streamed on www.POVPool.com with special guest appearances by some notable personalities. For more information on this event or for entries and other questions, please visit the Hard Times Ten Ball Facebook Event Page

 
 
 

CueSports International’s 2013 U.S. Open Events!

$10,000 Added One-Pocket. July 17th-20th

$25,000 Added 10-Ball. July 19th-23rd

$25,000 Added 8-Ball. July 23rd-27th

 And finally, rounding off this year’s West Coast Swing will be the CSI Open events which occur for the first time at The Rio All Suites Hotel/Casino. After a long run of 19 years at the Riviera Hotel/Casino the 37th BCA National Championships and CSI Open events have officially moved to the new venue, which has never officially hosted a pool related event of this magnitude since the casino was built in 1979. All BCA participants who enter events this year will enjoy free entry into the CSI Open events being held there and can also enjoy watching the streamed matches in rooms booked at the Rio All Suites. Sponsored by Diamond Tables, Simonis Cloth and Predator Cues, this years CSI Open events will consist of 8-Ball, One-Pocket and 10-Ball. With additional sponsorship by The American Cue-Maker’s Association we shall enjoy some of the world’s best players in the first 8-Ball tournament of its kind for these CSI, U.S. Open events. CSIOpens    

For more information on the CSI Open events, please visit the Cue Sports International website at: http://www.playcsipool.com/ 

Live Streams Watch!

As POV Pool begins to set roots in Las Vegas there is a schedule of streams forming which are very good pitstops for players and fans to get additional news and updates as to what is happening in the pool world, as it’s happening. 

POV Pool thanks, past supporters of its live streams and is looking forward to covering the action wherever it may transpire. 

Please feel free to save these dates for more updates on The West Coast Swing and for great matches, as they happen. 

May 26th (Hard Times Sunday, Bellflower) Regular Sunday, 9-Ball
June 12th (Pool Sharks, Las Vegas) / TEST STREAM 
June 22nd – 23rd (Pool Sharks, Las Vegas) / POTS & PANS OPEN
July 3rd – 7th (California Billiard Club, Mountain View) WEST COAST CHALLENGE
July 12th – 14th (Hard Times, Bellflower) HARD TIMES 10-BALL
August 2nd – 4th (Eagles Lodge, Helena Montana) EARL/SHANE  THE DECIDER

 

 

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