The Dilemma of Sandbagging in Pool Leagues

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The Dilemma of Sandbagging in Pool Leagues

The Dilemma of Sandbagging in Pool Leagues                   The best thing to happen to the sport of pocket billiards is the introduction of pool leagues. We all have seen leagues in other sports. Now it was our turn and in came BCA and a hand full of other pool leagues. The intention was to give the players a place and format to compete in outside of gambling. We had a professional tour for both men and women. The women’s side of the pro tour takes their members from regional tournaments around the country. Many of those competing in these...

The Mosconi Cup 2020

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The Mosconi Cup 2020

The Mosconi Cup 2020 The Mosconi Cup 2020 is going back to Alexander Palace, London this December 1st through the 4th. The world of pool has taken beating due to Covid. However, we are back on for another master performance between Team USA and Team Europe. Will the trophy return to Europe this December? As we all know Team USA took the title and trophy last year in Las Vegas after winning 11-8.  As of this blog post Team USA will consist of Joey Grey, Justin Bergman, Jeremy Jones, Skylar Woodward. Our very own Jeremy Jones of Texas will return...

SHEA GOES UNDEFEATED TO WIN SECOND ROUND OF HER TWO-STOP BATTLE AGAINST FRIEND ON JPNEWT

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SHEA GOES UNDEFEATED TO WIN SECOND ROUND OF HER TWO-STOP BATTLE AGAINST FRIEND ON JPNEWT

SHEA GOES UNDEFEATED TO WIN SECOND ROUND OF HER TWO-STOP BATTLE AGAINST FRIEND ON JPNEWT Well the J. Pechauer Northeast Women's Tour is back on, and it doesn't disappoint with Linda Shea going undefeated to win her second round of two stop battle against Kathy Friend. The event drew 20 players to compete in shortened 2020 tour due to Covid. Thanks goes to the ownership and staff at First Break Bar & Grill, the title sponsor J. Pechauer Custom Cues, and Angle Aim Art, and lastly Turtle Rack. The next tour stop is scheduled for OCt. 10-11 at Eagle Billiards in...

8 Ball Masters for Android Win Money on Your Phone

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8 Ball Masters for Android Win Money on Your Phone

8 Ball Masters for Android 8 Ball Masters for Android is here. Everyone has been shut down around the country most of this year. Depending on the events in the near future is if we see more of these shutdowns. We developed an app for the Android and soon to release a iOS version of the game of 8 Ball. The plan is to improve the app with feedback overtime. Also we will introduce 9 Ball and one pocket later on. The app allows you to not only play 8 Ball, but also to complete in tournaments that pay out!...

Carbon Fiber Pool Cue Shaft

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Carbon Fiber Pool Cue Shaft

Carbon Fiber Pool Cue Shaft                 There has been a total industry shake up with the carbon fiber pool cue shaft. The search for low deflection seems to kick in with the OB shafts and Lucasi shafts. Meucci went out and created a robot to simulate the shot and studied the affects on the cue ball. There have been test runs on carbon fiber pool cue shafts in the past. They just did not get it down right or the costs. The market might not have been ready for the $500 to $600 cue shafts ether. This was not until...

Champions Shine at Space City Open VIII

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Champions Shine at Space City Open VIII

Champions Shine at Space City Open VIII   Champions Shine at Space City Open VIII Woodward, Gomez, Aranas, Ng, and Martinez, III Earn Titles   Sky Woodward swept the Space City Open VIII, 128-player 9-ball division, taking down Roberto “Superman” Gomez in the final set, 9-2. The two-time Mosconi Cup MVP finished second in the one pocket and 5th-6th in the 9-ball banks, to become the newest, Space City Open “All-Around” Champion. Gomez took home his first title in the one pocket division, and although he took second in the 9-ball, he was unable to catch Woodward in the all-around points...

2019 Womens U.S. Amateur Championship Concludes With Epic Battle!

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2019 Womens U.S. Amateur Championship Concludes With Epic Battle!

2019 Womens U.S. Amateur Championship Concludes With Epic Battle! Nov 8, 2019 Tina Larsen of Westville, Ind., defeated Nathalie Jacob of Montreal, Quebec by a score of 9-7.  With the win, Larsen secured her third Womens U.S. Amateur Championship title, the first woman to claim the title three times.  She’ll advance to a pro event next year courtesy of APA.  Jacob finishes as the Runner-up in her first appearance in the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship, the highest finish ever by a Canadian in the Women’s Division. Stacie Bourbeau of Orange, Mass., finished in 3rd Place. Forty-two women competed in this year’s Womens...

2019 U.S. Amateur Championship – Blake Baker Takes Home the Title!

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2019 U.S. Amateur Championship – Blake Baker Takes Home the Title!

2019 U.S. Amateur Championship – Blake Baker Takes Home the Title! Nov 13, 2019 Blake Baker of Las Vegas, defeated Bobby Stovall of Cummings, Ga., by a score of 11-5.  Baker took home the title in his first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance.  He’ll advance to a pro event next year courtesy of APA. Stovall finishes as the Runner-up in this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship. Defending champion Abe Shaad of Peoria, Ill., finished in 3rd Place. One hundred-twenty eight players  competed in this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship.​

What happened to Schon Cues and what can I buy that hits like an old Schon today?

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What happened to Schon Cues and what can I buy that hits like an old Schon today?

What happened to Schon Cues and what can I buy that hits like an old Schon today?   What happened to Schon Cues and what can I buy that hits like an old Schon today? This has to be the million-dollar question for many players. Especially if you played serious pool during the early 1990s. However, lets dive deeper into what made Schon cues the best on the market from the 1980s-1990s. Schon cues was founded by Terry Romine Sr. and Bob Runde in 1981. Terry was a perfectionist by trait in anything he did. He found Bob Runde to...

What Are the Benefits of Carbon Fiber Shafts?

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What Are the Benefits of Carbon Fiber Shafts?

In any game or sport, you will find equipment that many people say will improve play. However, it's not always easy to tell whether there is truth in what these people are saying or whether it's all hype. When people are touting the benefits of a certain material or design, which is often more expensive, how can you know whether what they're saying is true? In billiards, one of the most recommended products is carbon fiber shafts. Many argue that the shaft is the most important part of a cue, and carbon fiber is promoted as the best material for...

Sandbagging in the Pool World

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Sandbagging in the Pool World
The sport of pocket billiards has been around for centuries. In recent years we have seen the birth of pool leagues. Much like bowling leagues amateurs can compete nationally towards prize money and trophies. This can entice many average everyday players to join the competition. The problem begins with players that hide their true skill level to gain an advantage. Thus the Sandbagging in the Pool World issue.

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