Category: Features

The Texas High School Billiards Stinger

The stunned defending high school champions, the South Garland Colonels, had watched in agony as their (27-25) match lead against the Yellowjackets in the final round of play slipped away to bring the match even (27-27) with only one game left to play.

The two best BETTER High School Billiard Program teams in the Dallas, Texas area were ready and set for action at AMF Richardson Lanes on May 22nd, 2012. The competitive game they played was 9-ball and they were playing a total of 55 games and were racing to 28 to win the coveted title of “œ2012 BEF Texas High School Billiard Finals” champions.

Final Eight Determined for ESPN Televised Quarterfinals!

Arriving to the final eight undefeated were defending champion Allison Fisher, with a 9-3 victory over Jennifer Barretta; national junior champ Brittany Bryant over Taiwan’s Jennifer Chen 9-3; Norway’s Line Kjorsvik over Californian Melissa Herndon 9-5, and Gerda Hofstatter, six months pregnant with her second child, over Atlanta’s Helena Thornfeldt 9-4!

2012 US Open Artistic Pool Championship

There will be full world ranking points awarded for this Championship and North American rankings for all North American players.


$5000 Added Money


Where:   Harrah’s Hotel and Casino / Tunica, Mississippi


When:   July 26th, 27th 28, Thursday-Saturday



Tiger Products is pleased to announce the signing of Dennis Orcollo as a player representative. “We are pleased to have Dennis onboard with us,” said Tiger President Tony Kalamdaryan.

Two Titans of 3 Cushion Billiards in a Game of 600

Two Titans of 3 Cushion Billiards in a Game of 600
Points with a 15.000 Euro Prize

Marxuquera, 2012, May 30 ““ The “Foundation Juan Jose Trilles” for the Development of Knowledge and the Arts announces the event “Juanjo Trilles Challenge” of three cushion billiards where the competitors will be Frederic Caudron and Dick Jaspers in a tournament of only one game and 600 points during 4 days.

The tournament will be celebrated in Marxuquera (Valencia) Spain, from 27 to 30 June 2012 and will be broadcasted to the whole world with a live feed via the website: Seats may be purchased in the actual room where the tournament will take place and it is also possible to book 5 nights with breakfast in a hotel.

Federic Caudron                                               Dick Jaspers

Championship Cloth, Olhausen Tables & Aramith Balls Sponsor the Predator World Tournament of 14.1

Queens, New York – Billiard industry giants Championship Cloth, Olhausen Tables, and Aramith Balls are joining together in support of the oldest tournament in billiards at the Predator 72nd World Tournament of Straight Pool. Championship Cloth has been selected as this year’s cloth for the first time, while Olhausen comes on board for the second straight year. Aramith has been the ball of choice for the event for all seven years now since the World Tournament’s revival in 2006.

2012 BEF Texas Junior Contenders Aim for Nationals

The 2012 BEF Texas State Championship was not only to see who was the best 9-ball player in the state, but to also qualify one entry into the prestigious 24th Annual BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship. A field of Texas junior veterans of past “œNationals” was present to compete for the title and for the one slot to take them to Romine’s High Pockets in Greenfield, Wisconsin to compete against the nations best junior billiard players this summer, July 11th- 15th.

CSI Challenge the Pros Raised $3,810 for Junior Pool

(Photo of  Sarah Rousey and Randy Goettlicher courtesy of CSI)
Las Vegas, NV.  -   May 19, 2012 ““ On Tuesday, May 15th from 7-9 pm, the annual CueSports International Challenge the Pros Fundraiser and Raffle in support of junior players took place as part of the 11 day BCAPL National Championships.

Vegas Heats Up as the 36th BCAPL National Championship Rolls into Town

(Photo of Mitch Ellerman courtesy of Fred Stoll of Filmless Art)
Vegas Heats Up as the 36th BCAPL National Championship Rolls into Town
Las Vegas, NV.  -   May 14, 2012 – The 36th BCAPL National Championships rolled into the Riviera Hotel and Casino Wednesday, May 10th. Approximately 7,000 players congregate each year in Las Vegas to compete in the event known as “œThe Greatest Pool Tournament in the World.”
.(Photo of Mitch Ellerman courtesy of Fred Stoll of Filmless Art)

The Billiard Education Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships

BEF “œExcellence in Education” Scholarship($2,000 award)

Megan Ferry of Denver, NC

 The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of its annual scholarship program. The objective of the BEF Academic Scholarship Program is to grant scholarships to high school seniors who have benefited from the sport of billiards and are pursuing a college education.

The scholarships are divided into two categories: BEF Excellence in Education scholarship ($2,000 award) and BEF Aiming for Higher Education scholarships (3 x $1,000 award).



Pedro Wins 2012 USBA Nationals



The 2012 USBA National Three-Cushion Championship Tournament, played for the second consecutive year at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel as part of the ACS national tournament week, ended in dramatic fashion as defending champion Pedro Piedrabuena overcame a twelve point deficit with a scorching finish to defeat Mazin Shooni 40 to 33 in 34 innings.  With the victory, Piedrabuena not only defended his crown but also notched his 5th national championship title.


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