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Daulton Dominates Great Southern Billiards Tour

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 22, 2007

Daulton Dominates Great Southern Billiards Tour
Great Southern Billiard Tour / Macon, GA
by InsidePOOL Staff

"The Cannon" dominated the Great Southern Billiard Tour event.

"The Cannon" dominated the Great Southern Billiard Tour event.

Tournament director Shannon “The Cannon” Daulton took out a top field of 42 other players to take first place on the August 18-19 stop of the Great Southern Billiard Tour. Hosted by The Hole Thang in Macon, GA, this was a $1,500-added event.

With players such as Larry Nevel, Scotty Townsend, and Cliff Joyner, anything was possible. The field whittled down to 16 returning Sunday, which saw a hill-hill nail-biter between Townsend and Nevel, which saw Townsend advance after dropping the 9 ball on the break.

Daulton moved steadily through the winners’ side of the chart, defeating four strong players in Horace Godwin, Sammy Odom, Paul Turner, and finally George Rothrock to earn the hot seat. Now on the west side, Rothrock tried to fight his way back to the finals but was ousted by Towery, who went on to meet Daulton. On fire, Daulton gave Towery no shot, and he ran seven racks in a row to win the match 9-1.

Results:

1st
Shannon Daulton

2nd
Adam Towery

3rd
George Rothrock

4th
Scotty Townsend

5th
Cliff Joyner

Paul Turner

7th
Horace Godwin

JR Rossman

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USBA Announces 2008 National 3-Cushion Billiards Championship

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 22, 2007

USBA Announces 2008 National 3-Cushion Billiards Championship
The 2008 USBA National Championship Tournament for 3-Cushion Billiards will be held on January 9-13, 2008 at the Executive Inn in Louisville, KY. Further details will be announced in the future.Number of billiard players will be limited to 42. The top 4 finishers from 2007 are automatically given first priority, leaving 38 available spots.
These spots will be filled by winners of qualifying tournaments first, and then will be made available to the membership in the following order of priority:
1) Players who have played in a Qualifier ($ 300.00 entry fee) on a first paid/first served basis.
2) All others ($ 500.00 entry fee) on a first paid/first served basis.
All players who qualify through their Regional Qualifier will receive $ 200.00 expense money when they arrive to play at the National Championship Tournament.
Entry fees are now being accepted, however, this will NOT guarantee you a spot in the Nationals.
Information on the United States Billiard Association is available at USBA.net.

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The WPA World Tour Final

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 22, 2007

The WPA World Tour Final
February 2008
The WPA is happy to announce that the idea of their new world tournament series is finally brought to life. Developing the success of European Eurotours, EPBF will become the host of the first World Tour Final, which will be held in February 2008. The participation of the best players from all continents, a big prize fund, and high-standard television production is about to turn The WPA World Tour Final into one of the biggest events of next season.
From 2009 onwards they are planning to have four World Tours every year.
Event Information
Date: End of February 2008
Discipline: 9-Ball
Venue: T.B.A.
Format: 64 players coming out of qualifying events from around the world; D.K.O. till last 16; 16 players qualify for final 24 + 8 wildcards will be added to 16.
Last 24 play in 8 groups of 3 round robin as follows:
Match A: Player 1 vs Player 2
Match B: Loser Match A – Player 3
Match C: Winner Match A – Player 3
Group winners advance to quarterfinals with single K.O.
Prize Fund: US $100,000 or more
Participants:
AAPA (South Africa) 1 Qualifying event 4 players
APBU (Asia) 4 Qualifying events 16 players
BCA (North America) 2 Qualifying events 8 players
BCA (Canada) 1 Qualifying event 4 players
OPBA (Oceana) 1 Qualifying event 4 players
CPB (Latin America) 1 Qualifying event 4 players
EPBF (Europe) 5 Qualifying events 20 players
Main Event 1 Qualifying event 4 players
The qualifying events should be played by December 31, 2007, and are meant to be organized by WPA members supporting the idea. Standard requirements for the qualifying events are: race to 10; entrance fee of US $200 per person; D.K.O. format; 2 winners and 2 winners from the one-loss side are qualified.
If the continental federation wants to change the number of delegated players, it can be discussed with the WPA.

Sanctioning: WPA World Tour Final is organized and sanctioned by the World Pool Association, which is the world governing body for pool and administers the game at many levels across the globe. The WPA is made up of continental members from South Africa, Asia, North America, Canada, Oceania, Latin America, and Europe. Individual national associations are in turn members of their continental associations.

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Sholes Superior on Arizona Women

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 20, 2007

Sholes Superior on Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour
Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour / Tucson, AZ

by InsidePOOL Staff
Holly Sholes took off the August 18-19 stop of the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour, winning in a double-elimination finals over Susan Mello. The event attracted 22 women to come out to Pockets in Tucson, AZ, for the $500-added event that included a WPBA qualifier.
Kristin Haney and Mello went head to head for the hot seat match. Mello got to the hill first and won the match 7-4. Haney went on to play Sholes in the semifinal match. Sholes had just pulled off an incredible comeback match that put Michelle Trevino out of the tourney in fourth place. Still on a roll, Sholes defeated beat Haney 7-3.
Sholes advanced to play Mello in the final match. Sholes took the lead from the get-go, going up 6-2 lead, but Mello didn’t seem to let it phase her and won the next three games to make it 6-5. But to everyone’s surprise, Sholes snapped in the 9 and won the first set.
Mello won the lag and broke to start the second set. She missed the 8 ball and then stood up and announced that she would need to forfeit the match in order to make her plane back to Canada on time. Mello placed second in the event, with Sholes winning top honors.
Results:
1st Holly Sholes
2nd Susan Mello
3rd Kristin Haney
4th Michelle Trevino
5th Susan Lance
Susan Williams
7th Anne Gray
Marissa Hallett

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McMahon Earns Tiger Canadian Women

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 20, 2007

McMahon Earns Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour Win
Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour / Mississauga, ONT
by Carolina Fernandez
Anita McMahon turned the tables on Rachael Abbink to win the Tiger Canadian Women’s Pool Tour’s August 11-12 event. Hosted by The Wooden Rack, in Mississauga, Ontario, this stop had 28 women pocket billiards players vying for first-place honors.
Sunday came down to eight strong players remaining. McMahon was on fire, taking out both Susan Wipper 7-5 and Naomi Williams 7-4, sending them to the west side of the chart. The field was growing smaller there, though, as a determined Abbink bested Denise Belanger 7-2, Marina Linguerri 7-6, and Wipper 7-4.
In the semifinals, Abbink took on the tour’s top point player, Williams. Abbink held a 5-2 lead, and with the alternate-break format, it didn’t look as if Williams would get many more chances. But Williams staged a comeback to make it a hill-hill thriller. Abbink broke and played safe, and when Williams missed her jump shot attempt, Abbink took ball in hand to run out the rack.
In the double-elimination finals, Abbink was in her groove, taking full control to win the first match by a strong 7-1 score. The second set was a whole other story, though—with a couple of early combos on the 9 ball and a run-out, McMahon reached the hill 6-3. Abbink was only able to take one more rack before McMahon won the match 7-4.
Results:
1st Anita McMahon
2nd Rachael Abbink
3rd Naomi Williams
4th Susan Wipper
5th Marina Linguerri
Corrine Johnson
7th Denise Belanger
Janet Ritcey

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Van Corteza Victorious at Turning Stone Classic IX

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 19, 2007

Van Corteza Victorious at Turning Stone Classic IX
by InsidePOOL Staff
Lee Van Corteza breezed through the final match at the Turning Stone Classic IX to become its new champion. The Turning Stone Classic was held August 16-19 at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
After suffering his first loss of the event to fellow countryman Dennis Orcollo 9-6, Van Corteza went on a tear. He first delivered walking papers to Niels Feijen 9-3, only to go on to defeat Ralf Souquet. He then wreaked revenge on Orcollo in the semifinal match 9-2 to advance to the finals.
In the hot seat match earlier, Louis Ulrich was faced with the diminutive Orcollo and pulled off a 9-6 victory to advance to the race-to-13 final match. After the semifinals were over, Van Corteza was clearly in his element. He dominated the entire match, exhibiting great defensive play. When the score reached 12-2 in favor of Van Corteza, Ulrich wrested control of the table away and put a four-pack on his opponent. Unhappily for Ulrich, he came up dry on his next break. Van Corteza calmly ran the final rack, which included an excellent three-rail position shot on the 6 ball, for the win.
Photographer Mitch Heydt is providing an image gallery from the event. View the Turning Stone Classic IX image gallery (/gallery2/v/Pool+Tournaments/Joss_Tour/).

Results:

1st
Lee Van Corteza

2nd
Louis Ulrich

3rd
Dennis Orcollo

4th
Ralf Souquet

5-6th
Karen Corr

Niels Feijen

7-8th
Mika Immonen

Tony Robles

9-12th
Jimmy Jusman

Steve Moore

Mike Davis

Ronnie Wiseman

13-16th
Ed Abraham

Shane Van Boening

Thorsten Hohmann

Tony Chohan

17-24th
Ray McNamara

Jason McCaughey

Dave Grau

Mike Zuglan

Carmen Lombardo

Ignacio Chavez

Jose Parica

John Morra

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Van Corteza Victorious at Turning Stone Classic IX

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 19, 2007

Van Corteza Victorious at Turning Stone Classic IX
by InsidePOOL Staff
Lee Van Corteza breezed through the final match at the Turning Stone Classic IX to become its new champion. The Turning Stone Classic was held August 16-19 at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
After suffering his first loss of the event to fellow countryman Dennis Orcollo 9-6, Van Corteza went on a tear. He first delivered walking papers to Niels Feijen 9-3, only to go on to defeat Ralf Souquet. He then wreaked revenge on Orcollo in the semifinal match 9-2 to advance to the finals.
In the hot seat match earlier, Louis Ulrich was faced with the diminutive Orcollo and pulled off a 9-6 victory to advance to the race-to-13 final match. After the semifinals were over, Van Corteza was clearly in his element. He dominated the entire match, exhibiting great defensive play. When the score reached 12-2 in favor of Van Corteza, Ulrich wrested control of the table away and put a four-pack on his opponent. Unhappily for Ulrich, he came up dry on his next break. Van Corteza calmly ran the final rack, which included an excellent three-rail position shot on the 6 ball, for the win.
Photographer Mitch Heydt is providing an image gallery from the event. View the Turning Stone Classic IX image gallery (/gallery2/v/Pool+Tournaments/Joss_Tour/).

Results:

1st
Lee Van Corteza

2nd
Louis Ulrich

3rd
Dennis Orcollo

4th
Ralf Souquet

5-6th
Karen Corr

Niels Feijen

7-8th
Mika Immonen

Tony Robles

9-12th
Jimmy Jusman

Steve Moore

Mike Davis

Ronnie Wiseman

13-16th
Ed Abraham

Shane Van Boening

Thorsten Hohmann

Tony Chohan

17-24th
Ray McNamara

Jason McCaughey

Dave Grau

Mike Zuglan

Carmen Lombardo

Ignacio Chavez

Jose Parica

John Morra

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Four Fall, Four Remain in Turning Stone Classic IX

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 19, 2007

Four Fall, Four Remain in Turning Stone Classic IX
by InsidePOOL Staff
Only four players remain standing at the Turning Stone Classic IX, being held at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. This $25,000-added event began Thursday and will wrap up Sunday.
The first round of today’s play saw the undefeated Karen Corr match up with Louis Ulrich, a relatively low-on-the-radar player originally from San Diego but who now resides in Atlanta. Ulrich completely dominated their match, dealing Corr her first loss of the event 9-2.
In the other winners’-bracket match, an all-Filipino battle ensued between recent EnjoyPool.com 9-Ball Championship winner Dennis Orcollo and Lee Van Corteza. This match was closer than the Ulrich/Corr match, but still Orcollo prevailed, winning 9-6.
Niels Feijen ended Mika Immonen’s run at the event by ousting him 9-4, while Tony Robles was sent packing after Ralf “The Surgeon” Souquet bested him 9-5. In the next round, Souquet eliminated Corr, the only woman to ever win a Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour event, in an extremely lopsided match that ended 9-1. In the other one-loss-side match, Van Corteza sprang to life against Feijen and sent the Dutchman home 9-3.
Photographer Mitch Heydt is providing an image gallery from the event. View the Turning Stone Classic IX image gallery (/gallery2/v/Pool+Tournaments/Joss_Tour/).
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Four Fall, Four Remain in Turning Stone Classic IX

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 19, 2007

Four Fall, Four Remain in Turning Stone Classic IX
by InsidePOOL Staff
Only four players remain standing at the Turning Stone Classic IX, being held at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. This $25,000-added event began Thursday and will wrap up Sunday.
The first round of today’s play saw the undefeated Karen Corr match up with Louis Ulrich, a relatively low-on-the-radar player originally from San Diego but who now resides in Atlanta. Ulrich completely dominated their match, dealing Corr her first loss of the event 9-2.
In the other winners’-bracket match, an all-Filipino battle ensued between recent EnjoyPool.com 9-Ball Championship winner Dennis Orcollo and Lee Van Corteza. This match was closer than the Ulrich/Corr match, but still Orcollo prevailed, winning 9-6.
Niels Feijen ended Mika Immonen’s run at the event by ousting him 9-4, while Tony Robles was sent packing after Ralf “The Surgeon” Souquet bested him 9-5. In the next round, Souquet eliminated Corr, the only woman to ever win a Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour event, in an extremely lopsided match that ended 9-1. In the other one-loss-side match, Van Corteza sprang to life against Feijen and sent the Dutchman home 9-3.
Photographer Mitch Heydt is providing an image gallery from the event. View the Turning Stone Classic IX image gallery (/gallery2/v/Pool+Tournaments/Joss_Tour/).
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Davis Eliminates Archer at Turning Stone Classic IX

Posted by insidepoolmag on August 18, 2007

Davis Eliminates Archer at Turning Stone Classic IX
by InsidePOOL Staff
The drama continues at the Turning Stone Classic IX, as Mike Davis ousted two-time defending champion Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer earlier. Knocked into the west side of the bracket by Dave Grau 9-3, Davis went searing through the chart. He first eliminated Matt Tetrault 9-5, then went on to face down Archer 9-3.
“I used Johnny’s break to beat him,” Davis explained. “I broke really hard from the box and didn’t make anything, and then Johnny did a soft cut-break and made the corner ball two breaks in a row. So I stole his break and made the corner ball every time after that.”
According to Davis, Archer got a couple of bad rolls and left himself tough on the 9 ball at one point. Davis added, “Generally I played pretty good.”
Davis advanced to play Jose Parica and destroyed him 9-2. “Parica missed a couple of long shots, and I capitalized on those mistakes. I also broke really well, and one or two rolls went my way.”
Steve Moore continues through the winners’ side, wasting everyone in his path. After surviving a hill-hill battle with the recently crowned Champion of Champion, Niels Feijen of Holland, he went on to face Parica and bested him 9-6. His next opponent is Louis Ulrich, formerly of San Diego but now a fellow Atlanta resident like Moore. Ulrich’s last two matches consisted of dealing Mike Zuglan his first loss 9-2 and then advancing to play the young talent of Shane Van Boening, sending him west 9-4.
Karen Corr is also one of the undefeated players remaining. She survived a double-hill match with Christopher Biddle to match up with Carmen Lombardo, who she destroyed 9-2. Her next opponent is Jimmy Jusman, who has had several tight matches in order to reach Corr. He squeaked by Bruce Carroll 9-8, then eked out a double-hill win over Ronnie Wiseman.
Ralf “The Surgeon” Souquet sent fellow countryman Thorsten Hohmann to the dark side 9-6, advancing to meet Dennis Orcollo. The 2007 EnjoyPool.com 9-Ball Championship winner dusted Dennis Hatch 9-2 and then came through with a narrow 9-7 win over Grau.
New York’s Tony Robles will play Lee Van Corteza in the next round. Robles earlier defeated Brian Brekke 9-5 and then handed a donut to Ray McNamara. Van Corteza notched wins over Mike Dechaine 9-6 and then Tony Chohan 9-3.
Photographer Mitch Heydt is providing an image gallery from the event. View the Turning Stone Classic IX image gallery (/gallery2/v/Pool+Tournaments/Joss_Tour/).
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