January 2015

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Snagg Your Cue. ~ Cary Thompson

What happens when someone steals your pool cue? How often is it found and returned? When a pool cue is stolen a police report is made and one begins to search local pawn shops hoping to recover it but in the back of their mind they know it is unlikely that the cue will turn

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Know the Rules. ~ Dustin Crowe {Opinion}

At what age do you know all the rules of the game you’re playing? 40, 50? Every single player reading this knows someone like this. The guy in the room that knows all the rules because he as been playing for 40 years. I have ran across this a lot over the years and it

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Observations Of A Pool Room Junkie. ~Harmon Rangell

The first pool room I walked into was in Queens Village, New York, across from the LIRR railroad station on Springfield Boulevard, just south of Jamaica Avenue. It was up a long flight of stairs, and I think the reason I went there in the first place was because I heard they would serve you

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Rocky Antennuci Memorial. ~Sheri Dadian

Rocky Antennuci—Fresno’s Best. As in Fresno’s best pool player. Rocky had such a heart for playing pool, and welcomed anyone who wanted to play him. According to a local pool player, Phil Holmes, players would come from all over to play and “he’d clear them out, breaking them and their bank accounts” one by one.

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Samm Diep-Vidal, Director Of The BEF. ~Serena Black {Interview}

Serena Black: How long have you worked for the Billiards Education Foundation? Samm Diep-Vidal: I have worked for the BEF for two and a half years. SB: How did you become director of the BEF? SDV: I was appointed by the board of trustees. SB: What is your favorite part of your job? Least favorite? Most difficult? SDV: My favorite

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4 More BEF Junior State Championships Announced for Florida, Virginia, Indiana & New York. {Press Release}

January 13, 2015 (Denver, CO): Our nation’s young players are thrilled for all the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior State Championships popping up across the country so far. Four more events are on the books for 2015. Florida, Indiana, New York and Virginia have all signed up to host junior state championships. Visit http://billiardeducation.org/events/ for

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Delta-13 To Sponsor Three Frogs Billiards. {Press Release}

January 9th, 2015 (Atascadero, CA): We’re excited to announce that Delta-13 has decided to be the official rack sponsor of Three Frogs Billiards, a new pool hall opening in Atascadero, CA. “Delta-13 is the world’s leading aluminum billiard accessory company designing and producing in Parker, Colorado. The Delta-13 billiard ball rack is the highest quality,

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PoolSchool: The Stroke. ~ Boris Vidakovic {Part 1}

The Stroke After we have discussed three out of four basic fundamentals, we come to the most important thing of all, The Stroke! If you have a good stance and know many bridges, that will never overcome your bad grip that leads to a poor stroke. But when you see and hear a sound of

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