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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

and you slide towards the big truck

Congratulations to this cowardly trollop for her second-place finish at the 2012 APA U.S. Amateur Championships and first-place finish in Making Pool Look Ghetto Fabulous (in that last category, everyone is always playing for second). Our noble sport should lay itself at the dirty feet of this paragon of virtue and present her to all major corporate sponsors as the New Face of Pool. […]

dun dun duuuun

The juicy news (for our noble game) is that NKOTB (if you know what that stands for, you’re old) ABP (Association Billiards Professionals) released a statement yesterday regarding the 2011 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. […]

told you so

ABC News article “Deadbeat Gamblers Stiff Casinos: More Americans Appear to Be Welshing on Their Gambling Debts” covers the (ironic?) trend of highrollers refusing to pay their losses. […]

little cakes for little people

As some of you know, I recently received a windfall of money. Never mind that it was my own money to begin with — it’s still money. I decided to upgrade my travel experience this past weekend and I swept grandly past the bedraggled bus-riding masses and joined my marginally-cleaner compatriots on The Train. […]

euthanASIA is too good for her

Jessica “Asia” Cycak emailed me in Nov. of last year looking to set up a match similar to the match I played with Borana Andoni in May of 2010. The following is a summary of the emails regarding how this match came about. […]

150 & Out : Cantnobodyholdmedown

Jessica “Asia” Cycak scoots out on a $2,000 bet after she realizes she can’t win. […]