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Tim Scruggs Power 9ball tour News
- New Season
Schedule
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)As the tournament season begins, we see the start of the 2nd season with the Tim Scruggs Power 9 ball tour. This years tour kicks off at Diamond Billiards on October 11th.  The 2nd and 3rd events are at Drexeline on October 25th and Cue n Cushion (Newark) on November 8th respectively. There are 14 scheduled events.  Three new host rooms have agreed to be part of the tour.   Concord Billiard Club, in Concordville, Pa., Cue n Cushion in Newark De., and Markley Billiards in Norristown, Pa. are proud to be associated with this high quality type of event.
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)This tour is by no means a money making gimmick put together by the poolroom owners.  The tour is produced expressly for the promotion of the sport and the encouragement of the talented shooters in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  In turn, the tour hopes to develop those who will become the stars for the future by creating a regular venue of competition, in which those who wish to hone their skills can compete with quality competition.
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)Players interested in participating should contact any of the rooms listed in this article or send an email to MABN for more information.  Those who don't have the skills to compete at this level but love to watch pool or learn how the game SHOULD be played, should attend these events.  Last year every week was exciting and competitive.


- $18,000 in college scholarships available in the BCA Junior Championships
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- Local APA team results from Las Vegas
trans5x5.gif (45 bytes)Las Vegas was a gas as always. How did our local teams make out against the competition? MABN has the results.  details

- Tim Scruggs tour final
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The final in the Tim Scruggs was brain candy for anybody that loves pool action and excitement. The races where to nine and with the strength of the field, there would be no easy matches.
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- Pa.  9-ball championship proves exciting
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)The contest had it's share of participants not from the Mid-Atlantic area but local players had a great showing. details

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Local News
- Regional rep kicked out of league.
trans5x5.gif (45 bytes)At a time when the Association for Pool league is growing in Chester and Berks counties, a controversy of sorts has disrupted in the Montgomery County region.  An undisclosed dispute has resulted in the removal of the Montco league operator from the the league.  Rumor has it that the battle isn't over and that the operator is considering legal action against the league owners.  League officials have given the Montco region over to Steve Warneiki who is also the league operator in the Chester and Berks counties regions.  Mr. Warneiki plans to continue expansion of the regions he is involved with and feels that the controversy concerning the previous Montco operator should have no effect on the planned growth.
billiards trans9.gif (820 bytes)The Association for Pool has been growing since 1989 and are now in Florida, Ohio, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and now Pennsylvania.
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1998 Local APA team results from Las Vegas

Team 8 ball Open
Team From Place Cash
MattEOTTI CLUB #2 GREENSBURG, PA 5 5,000
WHITE HAWK #2 PENN HILLS, PA 9 3,000
DROP ZONE STAR'S DOVER, DE 33 2,000
POCKET'S POOL FOOLS NEW CASTLE, DE 33 2,000
SABERS BRIDGEWATER, NJ 33 2,000
MAIN ATTRACTIOn PHILA., PA 33 2,000
BILLS BAYONNE, NJ 65 1,500
EDDY'S 1 BAYONNE, NJ 65 1,500
EPHRATA ELKS EPHRATA, PA 65 1,500
BALL EXPRESS GLENSIDE, PA 65 1,500
BOBBY DALES #1 GREENSBURG, PA 65 1,500
RAFFERTY'S PUSHERS TAMAQUA, PA 65 1,500
MISCUES ALLENTOWN, PA 129 900
BILLIARD BUMZ ELIZABETHTN, PA 129 900
611 BA WARRINGTON, PA 129 900
SALSA'S AMIGOS NEWARK, DE 193 350
BROWN'S "B" WYOMING, DE 193 350
BREAKERS--NJ DEPTFORD, NJ 193 350
COLOR OF DUMMIE EAST BRUNSWK, NJ 193 350
BOB'S BREAKERS MILLVILLE, NJ 193 350
CHOP STICKS SECAUCUS, NJ 193 350
C.C. MUGGS DR.UNKS UNION, NJ 193 350
MCSHOOTERS UNION, NJ 193 350
BAG THIS UNION, NJ 193 350
DOWNTOWN TAVERN UNION, NJ 193 350


1998 Team 9 ball Open
Team From Place Cash
MAHONEY'S 9-BALL XPRESS ALLENTOWN, PA 33 500
9 BALL EXPRESS NEW CASTLE, DE 49 350
KING PINS "B" CARDIFF, NJ 49 350
COLES MILL FRANKLINVILLE, NJ 49 350
COBRA'S SECAUCUS, NJ 49 350
BIT OF LUCK BENSALEM, PA
49 350
BALL BREAKERS COLLINGDALE, PA 49 350
REGULARS LEVITTOWN, PA
49 350
MY BROTHERS PUB LEVITTOWN, PA 49 350
LUCIANO'S I NORRISTOWN, PA 49 350
O'LEARY'S PHILA, PA 49 350


1998 - 8 ball Ladies Division
Team From Place Cash
Pub Ballbusters Newark DE 13 350
Girls Night Out Southampton, Pa 13 350
       
       


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1998 - Tim Scruggs tour final ends in exciting shoot out
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)The final in the Tim Scruggs was brain candy for anybody that loves pool action and excitement. The races where to nine and with the strength of the field, there would be no easy matches. Out of the 122 total matches played, there were 27 that were decided by 9-8 scores and another 16 by 9-7. The road to the finals would certainly be well earned by the shooters who would survive the competition.  Everyone had their game faces on as the action was set to begin.
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)The final Championship Tournament was held at Diamond Billiards Room, Lancaster, on the weekend of July 25th and 26th.  Only the top eighty point earners for the season were invited to play in this event.  Of those eighty, there were sixty-two in attendance.   Each player paid the $50.00 entry fee to take a shot at the cash prize ($3,600.00 added) and the $500.00 U.S. Open entry fee.
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)The veteran road player from Elkton, Md., Junior Harris, managed to get by some close matches to earn the hot seat.  Al Stum (9-5), Andy Toth (9-8), Rich LaRussa (9-6), Kevin Clark (9-8), Tim Murray (9-8) and Bob Maidhof, in the winner's bracket finals (9-4), were Junior's victims.  Bob had put together wins over Ron Stackhouse (9-3), Dick Magaro (9-6), Bob Burt (9-1), Joe Cataldi (9-2) and Ed Matashoneck (9-2) before stalling against Junior.  To gain a re-match with Junior in the finals, Bob would have to defeat a red-hot Don Polo.  Don, from Bridgeton, NJ, won his first match, lost his second, then reeled off eight straight wins. Taking command early, Bob cooled off Don 9-6.
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)The re-match was finally at hand.  Both these seasoned players were tuned up for a great match.  Bob started by winning the lag but, failing to pocket a ball on the break, was forced to watch Junior run out  the rack.  after the run out, Junior smashed the nine ball in twice in a row then tied Bob up with a couple of putt-putt safeties the next two racks, to forge ahead 5-0.  The finalists then traded racks and at 6-1, Bob put his game into action.  With wise shot selection and brilliant position play, Bob knotted the score at 7-7.  Again these talented shooters traded racks, then Bob took the lead at 10-9.  The ensuing break yielded zero balls, so Bob had to relinquish the table to Junior.  After making the one and the two, Junior played a great position shot from the three to get on a four-nine combo.  After pocketing that and tieing the score at 10-10, Junior broke the balls and methodically ran out to win the Championship.
trans9x9.gif (820 bytes)There were many terrific individual performances throughout the year and at this exciting event.   Junior's particular efforts were rewarded not only by some prize money, but also the entry fee to be the Tim Scruggs Power Nine Ball Tour's primary representative at this year's U.S. Open.
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1998 - Pennsylvania 9-ball championships proves exciting and very competitive

The Pennsylvania open 9 ball championship was a very exciting event. Play was on Gold Crown II's with triple shimmed pockets and Simonis 860 cloth. Playing conditions where tough to say the least.  The event was held May 29, 30 & 31 at host site Tacony/Palmyra Billiards. The contest had it's share of participants not from the mid-Atlantic area but local players had a great showing. The finals featured "Neptune Joe" Frady and pro tour player George "Ginky" San Souci, with Frady winning it all. South Jersey player Jose Garcia finished 3rd with Steve Olsen and local players Scott Haas and Joe Korsiak tied for 5th. Many of the top 15 finishers play on the Tim Scruggs Power 9 ball tour, so check out the tournament section and go watch these guys play, they give quite a show.
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$18,000 in college scholarships available in the BCA Junior Championships

The Billiard Congress of America and the Billiard Education Foundation are pleased to announce an expanded list of qualifying events for this year's premiere event for your cueists - the 11th Annual Junior National 9 ball Championships. Included this year will be exceptional young talent who are now able to qualify through local BCA sanctioned Junior Leagues.

Players compete for $18,000 in college scholarships in addition to over $52,000 in top quality merchandise, all donated by BCA business members.

Qualifying for this year's event is as simple as winning any one of the qualifying tournaments or being recommended by you BCA Junior League Operator and completing at least six weeks of play in your local BCA sanctioned Junior League. Additionally all players must be currently enrolled in school and performing at or above their individual ability level.

For additional information, to host a qualifier, sanction a junior league, or to donate tax deductible prized, contact the BCA at 319-351-2112. 

Contact our local BCA participants,
D&D family billards (610)-269-6080 or Diamond Billiards (717) 569-5144
D&D family billards has added and 18 yrs and under girls division for this years competition.
Get a list of dates for qualifing matches

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