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• 2013 Majors

CSI POOL
BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
first time at the Rio (adios Riviera) and things get epic
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Hard Times 10-Ball Open
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
just a lil pre-Vegas warm up tournament
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
West Coast Challenge
$4,000 added One Pocket
$10,000 added 10-Ball
California Billiard Club
Mountain View, CA
last event at this location before they close (sadface)
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Cole Dickson Memorial 9-Ball
Family Billiards
San Francisco, CA
for legendary road player Cole Dickson
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Pots 'N' Pans Memorial 9-Ball
Pool Sharks
Las Vegas, NV
celebrating hustler Bernard Rogoff, better known as "Pots 'N' Pans"
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR35 | Dennis Orcollo vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second and third days
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR33 | Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second (1P) and part of third (10B) day
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR32 | Ronnie Alcano vs Jayson Shaw
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
GREAT match • Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball Tournament coverage
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball
California Billiards Club
Mountain View, CA
drank too much to do good coverage, but here it is, anyway
 
CSI POOL
Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
let Robocop show you how to run a six-pack, Citizen
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR31 | Mike Dechaine vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
ALL HAIL THE HOVERCAT
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR30 | Darren Appleton vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
the boys are back in town
 
 
10+1 INTERVIEWS
» Huidji See
» Donny Mills
 
 
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING
the best kind of New Year's Sandwich
that's not okay
 
 
READER'S CHOICE
you know that I'm no good
on being a reasonable human being with realistic expectations
 
instasham series
stories from the distant and slightly-less-distant past
 
the only people for me are the mad ones
questions, tournaments, bets, running 26.2 miles

• LINKY LINKS

PARTY ANIMALS
The Action Report
purveyor of fine challenge matches between highly-skilled players of note
 
PUBLICATION
Cue Times Billiard News
Colorado's best resource for all things pool-related
 
CASE
Jack Justis Cases
the choice of champions
 
CUE
Sugartree Customs
made by Eric "Slower Than Snails" Crisp, if and when he feels like it
 
CUE
Tucker Cue Works
"If you feel the need to ask me how your cue is progressing every week then maybe there is a better choice of cuemakers out there for you."
 
MEAT
Kurzweils' Country Meats
yes, meat

3 28 2013

 

reading links
all links open in a new window

Reading Links are arranged top to bottom from shortest to longest reads. Short reads will take you perhaps a minute or two. Trenta reads will be more than 15 minutes. The in-between lengths are Tall, Grande, and Venti.

« G R A N D E »
The frequent fliers who flew too much
originally published May 5, 2012
Many years after selling lifetime passes for unlimited first-class travel, American Airlines began scrutinizing the costs — and the customers.
« V E N T I »
Meet the Man Who Sold His Fate to Investors at $1 a Share
On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike Merrill decided to sell himself on the open market. He divided himself into 100,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share.
Up All Night
Some people can’t go to sleep until late; others can’t sleep in. Both suffer “social jet lag.”
« T R E N T A »
Making the World’s Largest Airline Fly
originally published February 2, 2012
…even simple-seeming choices grow comically intricate when they involve commercial air travel, with its constant balancing of safety, cost, space, style, reliability, convenience, speed, and comfort.
Noise Kills: When Everyday Sound Becomes Torture
The most hellish thing about hyperacusis is that it renders the slightest mundane sound so unbearably loud that suicide seems like the only relief. The second most is convincing people that this condition is real.

 

 

blog post round up

Summary of significant posts since January 9, 2013. All links open in a new window.

author David Eggers on selling out
TAR30 featuring Darren Appleton vs Shane Van Boening
my ignorant and fearless childhood self approves of my current bad decisions
TAR31 featuring Mike Dechaine vs Shane Van Boening, this is the post that launched a thousand broadband overages and crashed the servers twice in 24 hours
things return to a familiar and comfortable ennui by the 17th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament
followed by a relatively peaceful 4th Annual Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball Tournament
a rare screed from the depths of my little black heart
“never yawn or say a commonplace thing”

Click on the tag “Blog Post Round-Up (Yeehaw!)” for short descriptions and links of posts. It is a convenient way to catch up if you are an occasional reader or if you want to forward a selection of posts to someone.

 

 

TAR32 starts tomorrow

The game is 10-ball, races to 27, best 2 of 3 sets.

neither of these guys is Shane Van Boening... whee!

The firepower of both players combined with the excellent equipment in the Studio should make for an exciting match. I have heard these two matched up quite often in the past and Mr. Shaw has won the majority of those matches.

As always, I highly encourage you to purchase the pay-per-view from The Action Report. A new camera angle has been added and the stream will be available in higher definition, 1280 x 72o, as well. The stream will also work on iPad and iPhone, too. Neither of these players will fold in the fight, regardless of the score, nor will they give a sh#t about my text messaging habits. These improvements promise an exceptional viewing experience.

If you are not able to watch the stream, I will provide update for DAY 1 ONLY (even psycho bitches like myself occasionally have other sh#t to do) of this fantastical match. Catch the score, random photographs, and my uninspired witticisms at the online time-sucking social media portal of your choice:

twitter.com/adhesiveremover
facebook.com/billiardscritter

I post updates every four games until one player reaches 22. After that, I update every one to two games. Y’all know the drill.

 

 

TAR33 on the horizon

The Action Report is seriously serious about delivering quality matches. The buzz I have heard: TAR33 will feature Filipino champions Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan in an all-around format. Three sets, one each of eight-ball, ten-ball, and one-pocket.

 

 

fck yes let's get this rumble on the road

1 comment to 3 28 2013

  • spanky

    shoot well this weekend. I am still trying to convince myself to come sweat the TAR match and the ladies event