Devastatingly Tragic (Breaking News)
R.I.P
1-21-1995 to 6-27-2016

Yesterday the Pool World lost one of its own as Brendan Crockett and his brother Jeff were tragically killed in a car crash on the 101 freeway in California. Brendan was only 21 years of age.

My prayers and condolences go out to his family, may both Rest In Peace anyone having an uplifting memory or story please leave a kind comment below.

 
 
Big Dog Billiards (One Pocket Finals)

The Lion Roared Tonight

Congratulations to Alex Pagulayan as he double dipped Dennis Orcollo. Certainly by Alex's standards, he had been in a serious slump over the last month, it's nice to see him back in the winners circle !

Wins 5-3 and 5-0

 
 
Congratulations to Florian Kohler as he married his long time girlfriend Iana Kohler, may you both have nothing but everlasting happiness . This is easily the most spectacular trick shot Florian has ever pulled off!
 
 
 
 
Allison Fisher Clinic

Would you like help creating solid mechanics?
I will be offering two clinics in Illinois. Please share 😄🙌👍👏

Date: July 5th 
Location: Durbin cues, Sullivan, IL
Time: 5pm-9pm
Contact: Leslie Kelley Adams 217-791-7510
Juniors and Adults welcome

Date: July 9th
Location: Diamond Billiards, Lockport, IL
Time: 11am-3.30pm with a lunch break
Contact: Eric Nelson 630-973-0468
Straightpooleye1@att.net

 
 
Here's the 2016 U.S. Open Flyer. LIKE and SHARE it please! We are 117 days away from the kick-off of the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. 

This event, the 41st Annual, is going to be a big one as we honor Mr. U.S. Open, Barry Behrman (Father & Friend, Founder & Promoter). Special thanks to Iwan Simonis Billiards, Aramith, DIAMOND BILLIARD PRODUCTS, Accu-Stats Video Productions, Q-Master Billiards and all of the amazing players, fans & supporters from around the globe. We can't wait to see you all at the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, October 16-22, 2016 in Norfolk, Virginia.

$200,000 Prizefund, $50,000 to the champ! Who will it be? More details at:  http://usopen9ballchampionships.com/

 
 
2016 Amway eSpring International Women 9-Ball Championship

Congratulations to Chezka Luy Centeno who at 16 years of age from the Philippines has won her biggest tournament to date and certainly one of the most prestigious, over veteran and World Champion Kelly Fisher by a score of 11-8 .

I've witnessed Chezka growth since she was 13 years of age at the 2012 Womens World Ten Ball , she has made the Philippines so proud today what a terrific win .


Amway Cup Update:

Once again I want to congratulate Chezka Luy Centeno

Here is how her run through the field looked at only 16 years of age

Chezka became the youngest winner in the event’s nineteen year history an event by the way Allison Fisher has played in every year of existence .

Chezka qualified in stage 1 of the event going undefeated; winning, 7:3 against Eun Ji Park, 7:5 against Ga Young Kim, 7:1 against Sara Rocha, and 7:2 against Annette Grigg.

Chezka then advanced through the final 16 knock-out rounds winning, 7:1 against Amalia Matas, 9:1 against 2015 Amway Champion Yuan Chun Lin, 9:8 against Han Yu, breaking and running out the final rack, and then coming from 1:5 behind to defeat Kelly Fisher 11:8 in the final.

Fausto Albert Centeno

 
 
Seven more days until multi World Champion Darren Appleton will put on a coaching clinic June 28th from 5-9pm at Dee's Lakeside Billiards 5284 Lake Rd Sheffield Lake, Oh 44054. $200 per person. Max is 12 students.
 
 
Breaking News For All Of The Touring Pros

Corner Bank Press Release 
Corner Bank Series Announces Postponement 
Jun. 20, 2016

It is with a great sense of disappointment that the owners of The Corner Bank in Toronto must announce that their plans for The Corner Bank 10 Ball Series are now on hiatus. Quite simply, our guarantee of funding evaporated over the weekend and has made our plans for beginning a series this September unrealistic.

We are hard at work attempting to re-engage with financial supporters and hope to resurrect the Series at some point in the future. Until this materializes we can only offer our sincere apologies to all who put in so much effort to plan the Series and for the disappointment that this obviously means to our friends the players and to the industry supporters who had already signed on to make our plans possible.

It has always been our hope that our efforts to grow the game would help everyone involved in any and all aspects of pool. That remains our goal. We will continue our efforts and will assist anyone in the industry who shares that goal to achieve their dreams. Please be alert for future announcements.

 
 
Congratulations to Jayson Shaw he wins a side event the Bank Pool vs Niels Feijen then proceeds to snap off the Main Event by again defeating Niels in the finals of the 9 Ball .

Jayson is currently 2 points away from the # 1 spot on the Euro Tour behind European # 1 Mark Gray the top player on the list below gets an automatic spot on the Mosconi Cup Team

The next event is the Bergen Open, Norway starting this Friday June 24th

https://www.facebook.com/BergenOpen9Ball.

Ranking List Courtesy Of Richard Walker Thank You .