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23rd April 2014

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CSI Confirms Deuel, Hohmann, Kiamco, and Chang

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 23, 2014) – Corey Deuel (USA), Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Warren Kiamco (PHI), and Jung-Lin Chang (TPE) have officially confirmed as four (4) of only sixteen (16) players that will compete in the inaugural CSI Invitationals which will take place July 18-25, 2014 during the BCAPL & USAPL National Championships at the beautiful Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  Below are just a few highlights of their recent accomplishments.

Corey Deuel (USA) •2014 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball Champion & All-Around Runner-Up •	2014 US Open One Pocket (3rd place) •	2013 Derby City Classic One Pocket Champion •	2013 US Open One Pocket (2nd place) •	2011 US Open 10-Ball (3rd place) •	2010 Turning Stone Classic Champion •	2010 US Open 9-Ball (2nd place) Corey Deuel (USA)
• 2014 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball Champion & All-Around Runner-Up
• 2014 US Open One Pocket (3rd place)
• 2013 Derby City Classic One Pocket Champion
• 2013 US Open One Pocket (2nd place)
• 2011 US Open 10-Ball (3rd place)
• 2010 Turning Stone Classic Champion
• 2010 US Open 9-Ball (2nd place)

Thorsten Hohmann (GER) •2014 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball (2nd place) •	2013 World 9-Ball Champion •	2013 & 2011 World 14.1 Champion •	2011 World Cup of Pool Champion •	2011 Philippines Open Champion •	2010 All Japan Men’s Champion Thorsten Hohmann (GER)
• 2014 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball (2nd place)
• 2013 World 9-Ball Champion
• 2013 & 2011 World 14.1 Champion
• 2011 World Cup of Pool Champion
• 2011 Philippines Open Champion
• 2010 All Japan Men’s Champion

Warren Kiamco (PHI) •2014 US Bar Table Championships 10-Ball (2nd place) •	2013 US Bar Table Championships All-Around (3rd place) •	2013 Texas Open Champion •	2011 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball Champion •	2011 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball (2nd place) •	2011 US Bar Table Championships All-Around Champion Warren Kiamco (PHI)
• 2014 US Bar Table Championships 10-Ball (2nd place)
• 2013 US Bar Table Championships All-Around (3rd place)
• 2013 Texas Open Champion
• 2011 US Bar Table Championships 9-Ball Champion
• 2011 US Bar Table Championships 8-Ball (2nd place)
• 2011 US Bar Table Championships All-Around Champion

Jung-Lin Chang (TPE) •2013 All Japan Men’s Championship (2nd place) •	2013 World Games (2nd place) •	2013 World Pool Masters (3rd place) •	2013 & 2010 World Cup of Pool (3rd place) •	2012 World 8-Ball Champion •	2012 All Japan Men’s Champion Jung-Lin Chang (TPE)
• 2013 All Japan Men’s Championship (2nd place)
• 2013 World Games (2nd place)
• 2013 World Pool Masters (3rd place)
• 2013 & 2010 World Cup of Pool (3rd place)
• 2012 World 8-Ball Champion
• 2012 All Japan Men’s Champion

Each CSI Invitational event (10-Ball & 8-Ball) will be $16,000 added ($32,000 total) and feature 16 of the world’s best players to compete in a round robin format (four groups of four).  Each group will consist of a North American, European, Filipino, and Asian player with the top finisher from each group advancing to a single elimination bracket.  In each event, every player will receive prize money with first place winning $8,000.  Players announced thus far include:

North America Europe Philippines Asia
1.   Mike Dechaine 1.    Darren Appleton 1.   Francisco Bustamante 1.   Pin-Yi Ko
2.   Shane Van Boening 2.    Ralf Souquet 2.   Efren Reyes 2.   Yu-Hsuan Cheng
3.   Corey Deuel 3.    Thorsten Hohmann 3.   Warren Kiamco 3.   Jung-Lin Chang
4.   ??? 4.    ??? 4.   ??? 4.   ???

CSI has sent invitations to players selected not only for their proven skills and accomplishments, but also for the respect and dignity they display as professional pool players.  For at least one hour per day during these events, they will provide free lessons, demonstrations, autographs, etc. for the BCAPL & USAPL amateur players.  Additional player announcements will be made as they confirm.

CSI is dedicated to creating more choices for all players.  In the past 9 years CSI has directly paid out $9,000,000 to players.  CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League.  CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

21st April 2014

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2014 CBSA Professional Pool Championships

On an annual basis, the Canadian Billiard & Snooker Association (CBSA) sanctions and conducts our national professional billiard championships for top level players. The Canadian Cue Sport Association (CCS) is responsible for conducting the national amateur billiard championships.

In July of 2013, the CBSA and CCS announced a ‘combined’ Canadian Championships. With this alliance now formed, we expect to see increased growth and direction in our national events. On April 14th, 2014, all of Canada’s very best players – at all levels – were brought together, for a week long celebration of great pool. Both Associations are commended for their efforts in making this happen. Players from across the country entered these events with the hopes of being the next Canadian Champion.  

The CSS had a strong showing of players with 104 teams in the 8-Ball event, 26 teams in the 9-ball event, 141 players in the 8-Ball singles event, 56 players in the 9-Ball singles and 25 teams in the scotch doubles event.  That is a total of 773 players in all.  The complete results for the CCS tournaments will be posted soon on their website.

Brittany Bryant 2014 Canadian 9-Ball Champion 2014 Canadian 10-Ball Champion Brittany Bryant
2014 Canadian 9-Ball Champion
2014 Canadian 10-Ball Champion

Stage I of the CBSA championship was held at Shooters Snooker & Sports Club in Toronto. The top players from each group moved on to stage II held at the Delta Hotel in Meadowvale, Ontario. In the women’s 9-Ball event, Brittany Bryant defended her national title for the forth consecutive time. Brittany went undefeated with a 11-7 victory in the final match over Naomi Williams.

In the women’s 10-Ball, it was Brittany Bryant who stole the spotlight once again. Brittany bounced back from the B-side to take the title with a 10-4 win over Denise Belanger.  It is obvious that Brittany has been the dominating female force in Canada for a number of years now. We have big expectations from her on the international level.

In the men’s divisions, the Bonus Ball team of John Morra, Jason Klatt and Erik Hjorleifson shared the three titles up for taking. A revitalized John Morra has been training hard both on and off the table. His efforts were rewarded as he won his seventh national title with a solid 11-3 performance over Jason Klatt in the 8-ball finals.

John Morra 2014 Canadian 8-Ball Champion John Morra
2014 Canadian 8-Ball Champion

Jason Klatt 2014 Canadian 9-Ball Champion Jason Klatt
2014 Canadian 9-Ball Champion

Although Jason Klatt suffered a first round loss in the 9-Ball event, he kept his eyes on the finish line. Jason faced John Morra once again in the finals. This time, Jason came out on top in a thrilling 15-13 final.

In the 10-Ball finals, a very determined Erik Hjorleifson trailed 8-4 against Andy Aupin in the race to 13. Erik stayed focused and fought back to reach the hill first leading 12-11. In the next rack, Erik executed a solid safety on the 7-ball and clinched his first national open title.

Visit www.cbsa.ca to view all the brackets for the Professional events.  There has been plenty of positive feedback from players and spectators regarding the newest venue for the Canadian Professional Pool Championships. We look forward to seeing bigger and better things in the years to come.

Erik Hjorleifson 2014 Canadian 10-Ball Champion Erik Hjorleifson
2014 Canadian 10-Ball Champion

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15th April 2014

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Canadian Championships - Live Streaming

Watch the Canadian Championships for free! Courtesy of Canadian Cue Sport Association.


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15th April 2014

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Results from ABO Grande Finale

Neil Ayotte and Karl Periard Finalist in the Open.

For the last time this season shooters from the ABO Ottawa/Gatineau Circuit gathered at Terminus Billiards in Gatineau to play the Grand Finale April 12-13. In order to qualify for this event each player had to have participated in at least 4 out of the 8 tournaments held in their respective division. On day one each division played down to the final 8 who were all paid out.

Open Division

Day 1 had no real upsets to speak of. However in day two the top shooters who most favoured to win this event started facing off.  Two Semi-Pro’s met up on the A side in the first match of the day, Roger Miller an Jason Hubert. A couple rolls where the difference in this match as I watched a 7 ball drift off the rail on cut shot by Hubert costing him the rack and eventually losing the set 9-7.  A few tables away a short time later another key match up was taking place, as Pro ranked John Leblanc was taking on Semi-Pro Karl Periard. This match up went right down to the wire, the room was filled with anticipation as people gathered to see who wins this hill hill thriller. Periard earned himself the first opportunity at closing out this match. He began his run out without much concern until he left himself a little funny on the 8 ball forcing him to play a delicate touch shot to hold shape. With perhaps a little bit of pressure tightening  up in his back arm Periard over hit the 8 leaving himself with either a tough safety or a full table cross corner. He chose the cross and missed it essentially selling out the set, however Leblanc must have tightening up a bit as well as he uncharacteristically rattled the 9 for the win.

Unfortunately for Leblanc the torture was not yet done for the day as he later met up with AAA Neil Ayotte. This was another match that Leblanc was spotting multiple games on a race to 9. After battling hard to get to the hill Leblanc looked like he had the set won shooting the 6 ball on an open table. He chose to come back two rails for the 7 ball, however the siding he put checked off the second rail and slowly found its way to the 8 ball where it froze leaving him no shot on the 7 and costing him the match. Ayotte who was taking advantage of his opportunities and grinding out the B side all day met up with Roger Miller and ended his stellar tournament in third. Ayotte then met up with Periard who had been sitting a few hours since his last match and was able to edge him out 9-7 to take the trophy and $1000 first place prize.

Winner Neil Ayotte

1.Neil Ayotte $1000
2. Karl Periard $700
3. Roger Miller $500

A/B
In day one myself and Eric Mallet who’s home room is also Rack-M-Up Billiards won all of our matches on the A side. Our reward was we got to come back the next day to play each other in the A side final four. It was a nervy match with neither one of us playing well. I survived with less then my best and won 7-4 to move on to the A side final against Marc Plamondon. After the pressure of having to beat a friend to the B side was gone I was free stroking. Starting off the match 5-0 capitalizing on all his mistakes early on. I went on to win this match 7-3.  Mallet went on to win his next match against Leonard Hereault who had a great tournament and finished tied for 5th with Gerry Filion. Christian Dodgier and Eric Mallet battled to a Hill-Hill with Dodgier getting the win after playing a well timed safety earning him the rack.  Dodgier went on to play Plamondon in the B side final taking advantage of his opportunities and wining convincingly. I gave Dodgier 1-7 in the final and we battled to 5-5 with Dodgier taking a break after he evened up the match. I took this opportunity to grab a beverage and collect my thoughts. Dodgier came back scratched off the break leaving me a nice table, I ran out and took back control of the set and won 7-5. Thank you to Mike Meunier President of the ABO and to the host venues Terminus Billiards and Dooly’s Ottawa for a great season.

1. Markus Noe $500
2.Christian Dodgier $375
3.Marc Plamondon $225

Markus Noe and Mike Meunier

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15th April 2014

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The 74th World Tournament of 14.1 August 4-9th in New York City

New York City, NY – The World Tournament of 14.1 will take place once more in New York City for the third year straight. Dragon Promotions and Dr. Michael Fedak are pleased to announce the 74th production of the oldest billiard event in the world on August 4th-9th, 2014. An even bigger star studded field is expected this year with Steinway Billiards Cafe once more hosting the world’s grandest straight pool championship.

“The World Tournament has extended the history of the venerable game of 14.1 well into the 21st century.  Thorsten Hohmann is now this century’s three time champion and Darren Appleton’s dramatic 200-and-out game was the kind of “you had to be there” moment that makes it all worthwhile”, says Dr. Michael Fedak who has presented this event for five years now.

“It’s undeniable that this is one of the most looked forward to events of the year for pool enthusiasts. The amount of fan letters and support builds every year that it’s overwhelming and rewarding for us”, says Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the World Tournament.

Last year’s event had standing room only crowds on most of the days. And there were many firsts such as USA’s champion Shane Van Boening entering for the first time, China’s first 14.1 player in Can Wang, and of course the record shattering performance from England’s Darren Appleton in the semi-finals when he ran a perfect 200 against Filipino World Champion Francisco Bustamante. DVDs of last year’s events can be acquired by clicking onto this link http://www.3cushioncues.com/DVDs/cat2041798_1871329.aspx  or call 707-533-4727 .

“New York City has the best straight pool fans in the world!”, said Thorsten Hohmann last year when he won his 3rd World Tournament crown.

Hohmann is the most dominant 14.1 player of the modern era Hohmann is the most dominant 14.1 player of the modern era

Germany’s Hohmann will not only be chasing his fourth World 14.1 crown, but could be the first ever back to back champion of the event, which has not been done in this millenium. Meanwhile, last year’s silver medalist Darren Appleton now has a bronze, a silver, and will be chasing the elusive Gold for his possible first. USA’s John Schmidt will try for his second Gold with top Americans Johnny Archer, Max Eberle, and Charlie Williams right behind him.

“We are very pleased to be back at Steinway Billiards once more. New York City is the perfect home for the World Tournament where the fans really appreciate the artistry of 14.1″, said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.

Dragon Promotions is one of the leading producers of billiards and sports programming in the world today covering billiards, tennis, football, golf, charity events and more.  In a span of 14 years, Dragon Promotions has produced over 200 international events airing on TV networks globally from the USA, China, Philippines, South Korea, Canada, the Middle East, all of Asia, and Europe. Events include The World Tournament of 14.1, Korea vs Philippines Football, The Women’s World 10-Ball Championship, The Typhoon Haiyan Tennis Tournament, The Queens Cup, The Orlando Summer Tennis Open, The International 10-Ball Championship, King & Queen of Carom, Empress Cup, Pro Pool Schools, DP Pro Classic, Women’s Trickshot Challenge, World Junior 10-Ball Championships, The World Mixed Doubles and many more. Visit www.dragonpromotions.com

Get the latest news and complete results of all years at www.worldstraightpool.com and daily year round updates on  www.facebook.com/Worldstraightpool  . Follow Dragon Promotions news at  www.twitter.com/Dragonpromoter

Vendor spaces are also available, for more information on player registration, sponsorship, or if you would like to submit a comment, please email worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.comor contact Dragon Promotions at 1-407-782-4978. Full event info is at www.dragonpromotions.com

Join the 141 Club ! Limited to the first 141 members. Visit http://www.worldstraightpool.com/tickets.html  Tickets will be sold at the door during the event. Sponsors and private contributors can still join this year’s event. Final added money and fundraising for the 3rd Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame are still being generated. To help be a part of this treasured event, please contact Dragon Promotions and join the 141 Club.

13th April 2014

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Stage I - 2014 Canadian Pool Championships

2014 CBSA Pool Championships (2)The first stage of the 2014 CBSA Canadian Open Pool Championships has come to an end at Shooters Snooker & Sports Club in Toronto. Although the attendance in each event was less than anticipated, the level of play was exceptional.  The top players from each division will move on to Stage II of the Championship to be held at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario.  This year marks the first year where both the CBSA and CCS Championships are being held side-by-side. Here is a breakdown of the matches scheduled for this week in Mississauga:

Tuesday, April 15 – 8-Ball
A-Side – John Morra vs Rod Arsenault
A-Side – Erik Hjorleifson vs Paul Potier
B-Side – Jason Klatt vs Alex Pagulayan
B-Side – Sumon Sarkar vs Pahdahsung Shognosh

Thursday, April 17 – 9-Ball
A-Side – Alex Pagulayan vs John Morra
B-Side – Mario Morra vs Paul Potier
B-Side – Jason Klatt vs Erik Hjorleifson

Thursday, April 17 – Women’s 9-Ball
A-Side – Naomi Williams vs Brittany Bryant
B-Side – Kayla Jones vs Joanne Ashton
B-Side – Kayla Roloson vs Maureen Seto

Friday, April 18 – 10-Ball
A-Side - Erik Hjorleifson vs Andy Aupin
B-Side - Alex Pagulayan vs Paul Potier
B-Side - Mario Morra vs Jason Klatt

Friday, April 18 – Women’s 10 Ball
A-Side – Denise Belanger vs Brittany Bryant
B-Side - Naomi Williams vs Hanna Kwon
B-Side - Joanne Ashton vs Kayla Jones

There is no charge for spectators, so drop by and witness a piece of Canadian history being made. Be sure to bring your pool cue as mini-tournaments will be taking place throughout the event. There is no other tourney like it where you have great players from all over Canada in one place at one time.

Tagged: Alex PagulayanAndy AupinBrittany BryantDenise BelangerErik HjorleifsonHanna KwonJason KlattJoanne AshtonJohn MorraKayla JonesKayla RolosonMario MorraMaureen SetoNaomi WilliamsPahdahsung ShognoshPaul PotierSumon Sarkar

12th April 2014

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Souquet and Ouschan win the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open

Ralf Souquet (GER) and Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) have won the titles at the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open Euro-Tour.

SouquetIn the men’s division, Ralf Souquet played at his best. He took down great names like Ivo Aarts (NED) 9:0, Imran Majid (GBR) 9:3, Mieszko Fortunski (POL) 9:3 and in the final match Karl Boyes (GBR) with 9:4. The final match was dominated by Souquet from start to finish. A bit scrappy in the beginning, Souquet turned out to have the far better break shot than Boyes. He pocketed almost every time a vll on his break and ran out 4 racks without even allowing Boyes into the table. The Brit however had to struggle with his break shot. Most of the time, he came up dry with no ball down or not enough balls crossing the kitchen line. This situation was taken advantage of by Souquet without any mercy. The BCA Hall of Famer played up to his standard and rightfully took the final match with 9:4. „I did not have the best two weeks before at the European Championships“, stated Souquet after the match. „I won a bronze Medal in 9-Ball and one in the team competition. Normally, I am aiming for more“, he added. „I am happy that I found my game in the Euro-Tour and that I was able to perform on that level“, mentioned the likable German.

The first 8 players in the men’s division were:

1. Ralf Souquet (GER)
2. Karl Boys (GBR)
3. Chris Melling (GBR)
Mieszko Fortunski (POL)
5. Phil Burford (GBR)
Imran Majid (GBR)
Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP)
Serge Das (BEL)

The Top Ten men in the Euro-Tour rankings are:

1. Nick van den Berg (NED)
2 .Niels Feijen (NED)
3. Phil Burford (GBR)
4. Karol Skowerski (POL)
5. Tomasz Kaplan (POL)
6. Mateusz Sniegocki (POL)
7. Albin Ouschan (AUT)
8. Konstantin Stepanov (RUS)
9. Mark Gray (GBR)
10. Chris Melling (GBR)

These new rankings after the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open determine the European participants for the Men’s World 9-Ball Championships in Qatar later this year. Nominated through the WPA rankings will be: Thorsten Hohmann (GER), Karl Boyes (GBR), Mika Immonen (FIN), Nick Ekonomopoulos (GRE), Darren Appleton (GBR), Chris Melling (GBR), Niels Feijen (GER), Ralf Souquet (GER) and Huidji See. Nominated through the European Championships will be: Jürgen Jenisy (AUT), Albin Ouschan (AUT), Mateusz Sniegocki (POL), Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) and Michel Barthol (CRO). Nominated through the Euro-Tour rankings will be: Nick van den Berg (NED), Phil Burford (GBR), Karol Skowerski (POL), Tomasz Kaplan (POL), Mark Gray (GBR), Daryl Peach (GBR), Radoslaw Babica (POL), Stephan Cohen (FRA), Mieszko Fortunski (POL), Alex Kazakis (GRE), Imran Majid (GBR), Andreas Gerwen (SWE), Ivo Aarts (NED), Mario He (AUT), Petri Makkonen (FIN), Manuel Gama (POR), Artem Koshovyi (UKR) and Bruno Muratore (ITA). Nominated through the European Senior Championships will be: Tom Strom (SWE).

These names are subject to confirmation by the EPBF.

In the women’s final, Jasmin Ouschan demonstrated her superiority over all other players. In a total of six matches, she only lost seven (7!) individual racks! She defeated Katrine Feijen (DEN) 7:1, Monika Margeta (SWE) 7:1, Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL) 7:1, Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) 7:3, Monica Webb (USA) 7:1 and Kristina Tkach (RUS) in the final match even with 7:0. „I always try and play my best game“, said Ouschan after the match. „This time, I was really feeling good and I think that was the reason why I could perform with my best game“.

The first 8 players in the women’s division were:

1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)
2. Kristina Tkach (RUS)
3. Monica Webb (USA)
Ana Gradisnik (SLO)
5. Caroline Roos (SWE)
Kristina Zlateva (BUL)
Claudia Kunz (SUI)
Oliwia Czuprynska (POL)

The Top Ten women in the Euro-Tour rankings are:

1. Jasmin Ouschan (AUT)
2. Anna Mazhirina (RUS)
3. Caroline Roos (SWE)
4. Martine Christiansen (NOR)
5. Ina Kaplan (GER)
6. Jennifer Vietz (GER)
7. Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS)
8. Louise Furberg (SWE)
9. Sandra Baumgartner (AUT)
10. Ine Helvik (NOR)

That concludes the coverage of the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open Euro-Tour for Men and Women.

All results and more info can be found on www.eurotouronline.eu . Videos of the event can be viewed by premium members at www.kozoom.com.

The event was hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.eurotouronline.eu or contact our press office press@epbf.com.

12th April 2014

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Over $1,200 awarded at Michelles Billiards

Michelles TablesOn Thursday, April 10, 2014, Michelle’s weekly Blind Draw Scotch Doubles tournaments came to a close as 12 teams vied for their share of the $844 prize pool. Between the tournament prize fund and the 10 Ball Break and Run Jackpot, 14 of the 24 players walked away with a portion of the $1269 that was up for grabs. It was only fitting that the four finalists, Bonnie Reynolds, Colin Kerr, Steve Viau and Randy Ricard were amongst the most avid supporters of this event throughout the session. These players were all in the top 10 in the point race and therefore, received free entry into this tournament.

As fate would have it, the top 2 players this session, Bonnie Reynolds (4) & Colin Kerr (7), who both won four events this session, were finally paired together and proved why they have been so dominant throughout this session. Bonnie & Colin breezed through the A Division without losing a game with 3-0 victories over Gene Lew (7) & Neil Woo (4), Greg Welbanks (7) & James Stevens (4) and Derek Bedard (7) & Kris Hansen (4). Gene & Neil were able to secure victories over the other two teams to finish in 2nd place in the division and advance to the quarter finals.

In the B Division, Steve Viau (7) & Randy Ricard (4) secured the division title with a 3-0 victory over Randy Johnson (7) & Linda Saville (3) and besting Paul Schinkel (6) & Jenn Comeau (4) by a 3-1 score. Steve & Randy lost their last match in a hill-hill battle to Peter Linkletter (6) & Steve Horvath (4) which guaranteed both of these teams to advance to the quarter finals.

Simon Yeung (5) & Gemma Pratt (4) dominated the C Division with 3-1 victories over Stefan Bonnici (5) & Matt Bell (4) and Brian Belobradic (7) & Sharon Cullen (2) before completing their sweep of the division with a shutout victory over Scott Templeton (5) & Mike Horvath (4). Stefan & Matt secured 2nd place in the division with their 3-0 victory over Brian & Sharon in the final match.

So the stage was set for the quarter-finals, with the top two teams Colin & Bonnie with a perfect 3-0 record in matches and a 9-0 record in games and Simon & Gemma with a 3-0 record in matches and a 9-2 record in games in the round robin play receiving byes to the semi-finals. Stefan Bonnici & Matt Bell breezed by Peter Linkletter & Steve Horvath 3-0 to advance to the first semi-final match against Colin Kerr & Bonnie Reynolds. Steve Viau & Randy Ricard defeated Gene Lew & Neil Woo by a 3-1 margin to advance to the other semi-final where Simon Yeung & Gemma Pratt awaited.

In the fist semi-final, Colin & Bonnie had to win four games to Stefan & Matt’s three. Colin & Bonnie showed their first signs of vulnerability, as they were down 2-2 when Stefan narrowly missed his last ball, as he tried to hold the cue ball for shape on the 8 Ball. Colin & Bonnie proceeded to run out the game to force the hill-hill decider. They then concluded the match with a perfectly executed break and run to advance to the finals.

In the other semi-final, Steve & Randy, who had to win four games to Simon & Gemma’s three caught their stride and advanced to the finals with a convincing 4-0 rout.

Both teams understandably elected to shorten their long evening and split the finals and the third place match. So the final results were as follows:

1st place / 2nd place:    Colin Kerr & Bonnie Reynolds       $297
                                   Steve Viau & Randy Ricard                        $297

 

3rd place / 4th place:    Stefan Bonnici & Matt Bell              $125
                                          Simon Yeung & Gemma Pratt         $125

As there was no confirmation that this weekly event would continue, the 8 Ball Three Rail Jackpot was combined with the 10 Ball Break and Run Jackpot and teams were drawn until the $425 Jackpot was awarded. After 37 attempts, the Jackpot was finally exhausted as the teams slowly diminished the Jackpot with each attempt. Many teams who had purchased additional tickets had multiple attempts at the Jackpot with only the following six teams winning a share of the $425:

Colin Kerr & Bonnie Reynolds                   $159
Steve Viau & Randy Ricard                           $107
Brian Belobradic & Sharon Cullen             $75
Greg Welbanks & James Stevens                $40
Stefan Bonnici & Matt Bell                          $23
Gene Lew & Neil Woo                                  $21

Unfortunately, Michelle’s Billiard’s and Lounge has yet to decide to continue this weekly tournament. I would like to thank everyone for their support and participation during the previous 13 weeks and offer congratulations to all the winners who took home a portion of the $1269 from the Championship.

Tagged: Bonnie ReynoldsBrian BelobradicColin KerrGemma PrattGene LewGreg WelbanksJames StevensMatt BellNeil WooRandy RicardSharon CullenSimon YeungStefan BonniciSteve Viau

11th April 2014

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No one able to stop Feijen so far

Niels Feijen Niels Feijen

Niels Feijen is on fire! After winning the 9-Ball European Champion title two days ago, he is now in the final 16 players of the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open Euro-Tour event. He had an epic clash with Albin Ouschan (AUT) in the round of the last 32 players. Feijen seemed to be unstoppable by Ouschan. After 8 racks, the scoreboard displayed 7:1 for Feijen. Then the tide seemed to turn in the match. Ouschan won a rack after Feijen gave him a good safety position but Ouschan luckily pocketed the 2-ball. That obviously gave him wind underneath his wings. Ouschan managed to pull a few racks back from Feijen. And “The Terminator” seemed to be impressed by Ouschan’s comeback. 6:7 was the score after 13 racks. Then, Ouschan came up with a sloppy played safety shot. That was his end in the tournament. Feijen ran that rack and the next one to win this match with 9:6. He will now face Chris Melling (GBR) in the next round.

Other notable results from today include Manuel Gama (POR) ousting Darren Appleton (GBR) from the event with 9:6. Serge Das (BEL) had a close heads-up match with Daryl Peach (GBR). Das had the better end in his favor, winning the match with 9:8 over Peach. Young „Orange“ player Ivo Aarts (NED) also still has the chance to leave his footprints in the tournament. He defeated Babken Melkonyan (ROM) with 9:6 and will now have to deal with „grandmaster“ Ralf Souquet (GER) in the next round.

In the women’s Euro-Tour event, all-time favored player Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) won her match in the round of the final 16 players clearly with 7:1 over Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL). She will now face Wesolowska’s teammate Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) who eliminated Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) 7:1 in the next round. Kristina Zlateva (BUL) has a match with Monica Webb (USA) in the same round. Zlateva overcame Martine Christiansen (NOR) 7:3 while Webb destroyed Darya Sirotina (RUS) with 7:1. Caroline Roos (SWE) will play Ana Gradisnik (SLO) in the same round, just like Claudia Kunz (SUI) versus Kristina Tkach (RUS).

The Euro-Tour event will continue tomorrow morning at 10:00 am local time.

All results and more info can be found on www.eurotouronline.eu . LIVEStream of all 24 tables can be viewed at www.kozoom.com.

The event is hosted by the European Governing Body for Pool, the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) and organized by International Billiard Promotion (IBP). For further information and reference please go to the federation website www.eurotouronline.eu or contact our press officepress@epbf.com.

11th April 2014

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USBTC 8-Ball Matches Released on CSI YouTube Channel

USBTC_8B_YouTubePromoCueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (April 11, 2014) – CSI has released all recorded matches from the 8-Ball Division of the 2014 US Bar Table Championships on the CSI YouTube channel.  Over ten (10) hours of action featuring some of the world’s best players including Shane Van Boening, Darren Appleton, Warren Kiamco, Jayson Shaw, Mike Immonen, Thorsten Hohmann, Corey Deuel, Carlo Biado, and many more are now available for viewing in high definition absolutely free.

Please subscribe to the CueSports International (CSI) YouTube channel as we will be adding more exciting content in the coming weeks including CSI tournament matches, Podcasts, challenge matches, instructional videos, and much more!

CSI YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBRGZemSuj6k30FMQf4nJw

USBTC 8-Ball Division Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdCfnbGD70QXFXB0bMiMSgqrUiOndxzW2

CSI is dedicated to creating more choices for all players.  CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League (BCAPL) and the USA Pool League (USAPL) and also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, Jay Swanson Memorial, US Open One Pocket Championship, US Open 8-Ball Championship, US Open 10-Ball Championship, and the CSI Invitationals. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.