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Lukas Fracasso-Verner. ~ Katie Fiorilla {Interview}

If you play pool competitively in the Northeast area there is a good chance that you have seen the 14- year-old B player Lukas Fracasso-Verner. The kid is everywhere; The New England 9-Ball Series, The Predator Tour, the Tri-State Tour, the USAPL pool league, the BCA Jack and Jill, and numerous other events. Someone once

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Will “River” Burke. ~ William DeYonker {Interview}

Q: How many years have you been playing pool?  A: I’ve been playing pool for 13 years but only serious about it for three. Q: Who are your sponsors?  A: Grinding clothing company, Diveney Custom Cues, Sergeants Sports Bar, Sharky’s Billiards, and Crafton Railroad Company Q: How many tournaments have you competed in?  A: I’ve played in 300+ tournaments in

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Derrick Burnham. ~ Katie Fiorilla

I first met Derrick Burnham at a New England 9-Ball Series Tour stop event as he was running racks. Many players can run a rack, but Derrick looked like he knew how to do it the right way. He chose good position routes, had a great stroke, and knew when to play a safety. When

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Emily Herpel’s Journey. ~ Peggy Mallen

What an honor it is for a junior pool player, age 14 through 18, to be chosen for the spring training camp, sponsored and put on by the Black Widow Foundation, to prepare for the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Atlantic Challenge Cup. Ten players are invited to the camp and out of ten, six

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Visions of the Future. ~ Sherri Smith

They are anxiously waiting for the doors to be unlocked. Murmuring between groups can be heard and an occasional laugh. Someone calls out to another person and joking begins to happen. The lights come on and the group gets antsy. Finally, the key turns in the lock and the door is flung open. The crowd

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Winona’s Warrior Weaver. ~ Robert S Brumm

Rising junior pool star Xzaviar Aune (aw-knee) has faced down some extreme adversaries in his seventeen years on this planet — and most of them weren’t at the pool table. With years of debilitating heart defects and Mayo Clinic surgeries now behind him, Aune has a  survivor’s determination to succeed that is palpable. Though he

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April Larson. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Look who’s tearin’ it up in the Minnesota junior pool world! A very poised, well spoken, intelligent, 15 year old young lady: April Larson. She plays great pool and has been since she was eight years old. While she credits learning the game to playing on a pool league with her dad, Dave, he credits

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