Category: Features

BCAPL / USAPL Players Take Center Stage at Backstage in Florida

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (November 14, 2012) – The 2012  BCAPL / USAPL Florida State Championships was held November 9-11 at Backstage Billiards in Orlando, Florida. The $2,000 added inaugural event was comprised of Scotch Doubles, Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles divisions. All three divisions were handicapped based on the BCAPL national player ratings: Open, Advanced and Master.

The First Doggin’ It for Charity Pool Tournament (A.R.K.). Hosted by High Society Billiards

On Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, 2012, the first Doggin’ It for Charity Pool Tournament was held in Temecula, California, to benefit the ongoing efforts of the Animal Rescue Kompany (A.R.K.). Hosted by High Society Billiards and Dart of Temecula, California, owner Kelly Ferree and his son Brian were on-hand as pool players from San Diego, Riverside, Orange County and Glendale, California, came out to show their skills and support this event.

So Raises $1,000 for the Billiard Education Foundation

Big Success for “œChalk up for  a Cause” Fundraiser Event at Felt


November 5, 2012 (Englewood, CO):  On Saturday, November 3 the SoRewarding Crew arrived at Felt Billiards in Englewood, Colorado setting up decorations, raffle prizes and t-shirts to prepare for a fun day fundraising. Chalkboard signs throughout the room with sayings like, “œParty for a Purpose,” set the tone for the 4-hour event. The crew was on a mission to raise money for the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) and that’s exactly what they did.



“œThis is the toughest tournament in the world,” said an elated Darren Appleton moments after capturing the 2012 International Challenge of Champions title. The pressure packed $25,000 winner-take-all event was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, October 23.  Appleton, from England, defeated Shane Van Boening of the USA by a thumping score of 5-1 and 5-1 in the final match, and was crowned “œChampion of Champions” for an incredible second year in a row. The two semifinals and the Championship match were taped by ESPN for telecast beginning December 9.


The United States Billiard Association (USBA) will hold the 2013 Three-Cushion National Championship at the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo (SBE) from April 3 to 7, 2013, at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison.

2012 US Mosconi Cup Team Announced

Shane leading the charge for London glory

FOLLOWING on from his undefeated run through the recent US Open 9 Ball Championship, SHANE VAN BOENING cemented his place at the head of the American 2012 Mosconi Cup rankings to secure his spot on the team as one of the top two automatic spots.

TAP League Nationals to Be Held in Charleston

The TAP league, one of the largest and fastest growing amateur billiard leagues in the United States, will be making a encore appearance for their national championships from November 3rd thru the 6th at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in North Charleston. TAP last held their nationals there in 2009 and the players loved the area so much that TAP has decided to make a return trip back.

Pedro Wins USBA Tour Open in Houston

Pedro Piedrabuena -Winner

2nd Hugo Patino

What an exciting day for Houston’s billiard community. For the first time the USBA would hold an Open Tournament attracting some of the best players in the country including current US National Champion Pedro Piedrabuena. Twenty-eight players prepared to do battle over three days with the promise of an extremely excting final.

Filipino Wizards All Eliminated at Emerald Billiards

The Asian contingent was strong, but not invincible at Emerald Billiards

New Iberia, Louisiana-  World Champion Francisco Bustamante, Double World Champ Ronnie Alcano, recent Johnny Archer Classic Champion Warren Kiamco, Qatar National Team Coach Israel Rota. All out. With the inclusion of Wang Can, all the Asians are out of the tournament. The Championship Cloth 5th Annual Pro Classic events are a pro 9-Ball and 10-Ball event during October 16th-20th, 2012.

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