Category: Features

Americans Lead as Sixteen Winners Advance

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Americans Lead as Sixteen Winners Advance
by Cristina De La Garza

The sixteen winners still in contention for the Predator World Tour Spain event have earned free hotel and airfare for the next Predator World Tour event which is tentatively scheduled for Sao Paolo, Brazil in the summer of 2010. Eight countries will be represented in the final stage of the tournament that began in Lloret de Mar, Spain but the Americans out number them all. Six players will make the trip from the USA to the next event to fight for the title with players from Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Afghanistan, Mexico, Spain and the Philippines.

Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors

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Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors
The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2010 scholarship awards. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is administered annually under the direction and guidance of the BEF Board of Trustees. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2010 and can be downloaded by going to the BEF website at www.BilliardEducation.org.

Sayginer Captains World Team and Stuns Korea

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Seoul,Korea- Turkey’s Semih Sayginer led the underdog World Team to a thrilling 3cushion victory over Team Korea in a 5-4 finale. This Dragon Promotion event took place at Times Sqaure in Seoul. The events will air on XTM and CJ Media Channels and are sponsored by www.Whois.co.kr, Takini Cloth, Min Tables, Predator Cues, Poison Cues, and Times Square Seoul.

CueSports International

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Team CSI ““ American Grand Masters Heads to the Heartland

CueSports International (CSI), in partnership with promoter Mark Cantrill, would like to announce that Team CSI ““ American Grand Masters is heading to the U.S. Midwest for the first leg of the Team CSI Tour.

The team is comprised of: BCA Hall of Fame inductee and 5 time U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion Earl “œThe Pearl” Strickland, 2009 Texas Open winner Charlie “œHillbilly” Bryant, 2006 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion and 2009 Derby City Classic One Pocket winner John “œMr. 400″ Schmidt, and 2001 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion Corey Deuel who has also served on the U.S. Mosconi Cup Team 6 times.

America Reclaim Mosconi Cup

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TEAM USA have won the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup outright for the first time since 2005 as they took the required two points on Sunday to defeat defending champions Europe by a four point margin.

15 RACK 10-BALL POOL LEAGUES

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After 10-weeks of playing Viper’s “œ15-Rack” 10-ball leagues, Adam Ellis came out on top with 955 points winning paid airfare and entries into all the events at the 2010 Derby City Classic in Louisville, KY. Ellis also won a custom pool cue made by Jacoby and a custom rack made by Delta-13.
Avery Pier came in second with 950 points claiming the runner-up spot. Cathy Crump fought hard all session and will be awarded the “œhighest finishing female” award.

United States Turn the Screws

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10th December

United States Turn the Screws

Europe Facing a Mountain

Europe 2 ““ 7 USA

FOLLLOWING ANOTHER series of dominating performances, Team USA seem set to regain the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup as they need just four more points to get their collective hands on the trophy for the first time since 2006.

Wins for Hatch and Dominguez and Archer and Van Boening in the doubles and then Archer again in the final singles match gave the capacity crowd something to cheer about and only Thorsten Hohmann had any success for Europe as he beat Deuel.
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Archer’s final win, coming from 1-5 down to beat Darren Appleton, was the killer blow;

It’s Europe’s to Lose!

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It’s Europe’s to Lose!

Deuel and Dominguez Both Quietly Confident

COREY Deuel admits Europe are the favourites to win the PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup but believes they may crack under that pressure.

Deuel returns to the American Mosconi side after not being selected last year when USA slumped to an 11-5 defeat in Malta.

On the eve of the event, many people believe this is the strongest European side ever and Deuel admits America will have to be at their best to claim victory.

Good Looking Time Shot

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Freeze the red & yellow balls on the cushion as shown.
Set the cue ball perpendicular to yellow ball, (give or take 2 or 3 inches), and hit the yellow ball with cue ball using 10 o’clock English and a medium firm stroke. You should make this shot fairly easily and have some fun doing so.

An Interesting Rail Jump

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An Interesting Rail Jump
By Eric “œThe Preacher” Yow!
WPA Masse World Champion

In this issue I want to describe for you an interesting jump shot that I discovered recently while playing around with my Eric Yow Jump Cue (now available online at www.JOERACKEM.com).  One thing I love about the game of pool is that it is always

Immonen Wins World Ten Ball Championship

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There can be no doubt as to who the best player in the world is now. Mika Immonen of Finland has won the World Ten Ball Championship in Manila scant weeks after winning his second consecutive US Open and the Challenge of Champions. These wins push him over the $200,000 mark for the year and cement his place firmly in pool history.

CUE-DEAN- TALENT SEARCH STAR PERFORMERS CROWNED!!

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CUE-DEAN-“œE”TM TALENT SEARCH STAR PERFORMERS CROWNED!!

JASON “œTHE MICHIGAN KID” LYNCH BECOMES NEXT “œTABLE TROTTER” OF POOL!!

One of the most unique events ever to take place in the billiard industry occurred November 21, 2009 at The Bank Shot Bar & Grill in Laurel, MD. In Search of Cue-Dean-“œE”TM was done in association with the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup III, APPA (Artistic Pool Playing Artists), and The Foundation of R.A.C.K. This was the 1st time an “œartistic pool” event has ever been streamed ““ Cue & A Promotions Ray Hansen, aka, “œBig Truck” traveled from Texas to film each act of this amazing “œshow” entertainment concept, as well as each Artistic Pool “œsport” round from the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup III from 11/20 to 11/22.

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