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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

this is what happens when I drink a lot at a tournament

 

 

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The BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships is definitely one of the year’s most anticipated events. Last year was the first year the Rio hosted the event and, despite the […]

life of TAR

TAR33 | Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan in all-around (8B, 1P, 10B) format […]

donuts diamonds & dumb luck

Southern California has the Jay Swanson Memorial and Northern California has the Chuck Markulis Memorial. They’re both big tournaments, each able to accomodate up to 192 players in nine-ball (the Markulis has a one-pocket division), and the perfect reason for roadtrips. […]

without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos

If the Southern California pool scene was high school (which it very much is in some respects, tee hee), then the annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament would be its prom (or 10 year reunion, if you want to feel less immature). […]

winner winner curry chicken dinner

TAR24 was the highly anticipated match between Filipino legend Francisco “Django” Bustamante and American hotshot Shane Van Boening announced late last year. […]

4^3

Another week another ten-ball tournament… This time, it was closer to home and I didn’t have to take Greyhound’s overnight service. […]

you and me could write a bad bromance

t h a n k s G&JMA

I am not worthy… 🙂

Hard Times Mezz 10-Ball Open Hard Times Billiards – Bellflower, CA

You may recall that I recently won a series of small tournaments in order to get the money to enter in a […]