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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

that’s what she said

George “Ginky” San Souci August 8, 1971 – March 8, 2011 rest in peace

boots mean business

Our second league match of the season was better than the first. Of course, after losing 0-5, there was no where to go but up. Highlights of the evening (which will forever be in […]

your benzedrine

If you have a strange, queasy, unsettling feeling that I am posting more frequently — take that Dramamine now, because I am! I will be traveling less this year so what my posts will lose in quality, I’ll make up in quantity. […]

very berry mysterious

I’m manic-depressive when it comes to arts and crafts. I go through episodes focusing only on one and not the rest. Currently, I’m in my ceramics phase.

I received a really nice lightbox from fellow blogger Quilt+Bitch but I didn’t have enough lights to maximize its potential. You’ll just have to make do with the […]

they didn’t

Once upon a time (in a galaxy far, far away), I had a first-round match in a weekly tournament. My opponent was a lot like me. We were both crappy players no one gave a damn about and so, we were stuck in a far corner with no spectators. […]

postcards from the hedge

I printed up five sets of very high-quality glossy postcards (if you have one of my business cards, these postcards are by the same company) of some of my favorite pictures taken for the blog (not all of them made it to publication, though). […]

peanut butter jelly time

This will be a modified free raffle/social experiment. As much as I have been disillusioned by pool this summer, I have one more event left for this year. I have to travel for it and it’s a tad far. Here, then, is my attempt at fundraising for it while keeping in mind that money is tight for everyone. […]

life, friends, is boring

But, everyone once in a while, I have an irrational desire to see just what would happen if I told a stranger the whole truth. You know, the same way some of you decide to yourselves, “World’s hottest pepper? I can handle it. Hey, y’all! Watch this!” […]