Category: Features

The American Cuemakers Association

The American Cuemakers Association (ACA) is proud to present three special awards at this year’s annual banquet at the Allen Hopkins’ Super Billiards Expo.  The Expo will be held April 4-7, 2013, at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ.  The ACA was formed in 1992 to both educate the public on and promote the American made cue, as well as establish a standard of excellence in the art of cue making.

Licensee Of The Month – TAP

After playing in pool leagues for the past 20 years and giving players the chance to play in a home grown cash league the opportunity to build TAP in Southwestern Ontario came along.  As we enter into our 9th year we reflect on our growth and pleasures we have received from being part of the TAP family.

Ronnie ‘Fast Eddie’ Allen Dies

Ronnie ‘Fast Eddie’ Allen Dies

As a tournament player, Ronnie won major One Pocket events over three decades:

   Cochran’s One Pocket tournament in 1962
   Johnston City One Pocket division in 1970
   Red’s Open One Pocket in1984

2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of J. Pechauer Custom Cues

In 1961 Jerry Pechauer was working under a truck mechanic apprenticeship for the International Harvester Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  A fellow employee there shared an interest in pool and they played a match.  A wager was made and Jerry was victorious.  But rather than accepting money he received a broken Willie Hoppe cue as his prize

WPBA MASTERS:  Eight Undefeated Players Remain

WPBA MASTERS: Eight Undefeated Players Remain

WPBA MASTERS:  Another Eight Are Eliminated – Sixteen Players Remain WPBA Masters action continues at the Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino where another round in the one loss bracket has eliminated eight more players....

Tap Licensee Of The Month January 2013

After playing in another league for about 15 years TAP came to the Atlanta area in 2003. My team and I looked at the rules and decided we wanted to try something slightly different....

Dennis Orcollo wins the first “Big Foot” 10 Ball

Day eight of the 15th Derby City Classic saw the completion of the “œBig Foot” 10 Ball event.  Ronnie Alcano and Johnny Archer eliminated but each going home with $5,000. The final was Niels Feijen versus Dennis Orcollo. Niels would take and early lead but see it disappear as Dennis came charging back it what looked to be blow out match. But Niels kept grinding it out but came up short at 9 to 11. Dennis Orcollo wins the first “œBig Foot” 10 Ball and takes home the $20,000 prize money. Niels Feijen takes second and the $10,000.

When the smoke cleared Alex Pagulayan was moving on to the final. The up and down final at 5 to 5 saw Alex take the lead and with a 9 to 6 win becoming the 2013 9 Ball Champion.  Francisco Bustamante, the 2013 Banks Champion would also take home the $20,000 Master of the Table. Bustamante’s finished first in the Banks, second in One pocket and 6thin the 9 Ball.

Reported by: Ricky Bryant

Day 7 are completed at the 15th Derby City Classic

Corey Duel wins One Pocket

After four days of play and nine rounds of play the One Pocket competition is down to 8 players. Three players still have re-buys, Francisco Bustamante, Benny Conway and Corey Deuel. The raining 2012 Champion Shane Van Boening and the remaining four other players, Darren Appleton, Joseph Gray, Danny Harriman and Sylver Ocho have one loss. The finials for the One Pocket are Thursday nigh, streamed PPV by Accu-Stats.

Jeanette Lee to be inducted into WPBA Hall of Fame

Billiards star earns top honors from the Women’s Professional Billiard Association

Billiards superstar Jeanette Lee, known throughout the world as “œThe Black Widow,” will be inducted into the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Feb. 6 prior to the start of the 2013 WPBA Masters at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Lee, who has won over 30 national and international titles, is currently ranked as the No. 3 billiards player in the world.

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