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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

the near side of the world

After having settled down into the feathery thought of snoozing all weekend, I got The Call. A fellow friend and pool player made The Call. What separates The Call from a call is The Line delivered by aforementioned friend after some idle chit chat about the weekend’s upcoming tournaemnt. The Line is, “I’ll go if you go.” […]

B & A : Anne Bonny

A $100 added ladies’ nine-ball tournament was held this weekend. The Hunt for Red November (TMA) continued and my field agents told me she would be docking at this particular tournament. This was good because I had already planned to take my own little Carnival Cruise to call at the same port. […]

B & A : Larcena Pennington

The buzz last week was that The Mary Avina (TMA) had migrated north to Cambria, CA. This was not the case. TMA is still bobbling around locally no doubt rocking out to air guitar and/or throwing bushels of rose petals upon herself in front of a mirror (both of these are featured in her YouTube videos, if you are curious). […]

B & A : Ching Shih or Cheng I Sao

There has been no response (acceptance or denial) to my challenge to The Mary Avina I documented in the last post. Disappointing, but not surprising. I did a little legwork of my own and I think all hope of there ever being a match has now been sufficiently crushed. […]

badassery & asshattery : Lyudmila Pavlichenko

A non-local player shows up to two of the tournaments and is ridiculously rude to everyone in the tournament while boasting of how great and famous a player she is. She tells us she sells posters of herself and is known everywhere she goes (never mind that we had never heard of her). In addition, she tells us she has backers lined up to put her in tournaments and money games. […]