2014 BILLIARD NEWS

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Rally in the Vegas Valley pool tournaments2014 Fall Rally in the Vegas Valley

The Rally in the Vegas Valley was held on Sunday, January 4 at Pool Sharks, over $15,000 awarded to players for their excellence in 8-ball and 9-ball competitition for the fall session. Thanks to everyone who competed and congratulations to all of the winning teams and players!

1st thru 3rd in every division have the opportunity to advance and compete at the annual Vegas Masters State Championship scheduled for July 11, 12, 18 & 19 at Mickey's Cues & Brews for a chance to win a travel package and advance to Nationals at the Opryland Resort in Nashville! See the top team results.

The wild card teams were drawn as follows:

Congrats to all of our MVP winners! First place in every MVP bracket won a paid entry into the Vegas Masters Singles State Championship pool tournament series to be held April 4 & 5 at Mickey's Cues & Brews. Those who placed in the top 10 of their bracket during any one of the three sessions in 2014 are invited to compete at this grand annual event. Winning players will advance to compete in Nashville at the fabulous Opryland Resort!

It was a great day with friends! Congratulations to the winners of our tournaments where we awarded over $600!! Thanks to everyone who came out to compete!

Rally pool tournament winnersFirst tournament: Christina Jeff in 1st Place; Mark Landin in 2nd Place; Dale Weishar in 3rd Place; Eric Nguyen in 4th Place.

Second tournament: Congratulations to Donna Schwitters in 1st Place, Allen Peterson in 2nd Place, Leslie Weishar in 3rd Place and Elle Reid in 4th Place.

Third tournament: Congratulations to Jim Carmona and Donna Schwitters, splitting 1st Place, Stacy Allsup in 3rd Place and Darrell Jeff in 4th Place.

Winner of the 50/50 Raffle: Randy Reinfeldt.

Winner of the McDermott Stinger NGO5 pool cue, complete with a G Core Shaft and jump butt: Jim Carmona

A very special thanks to Pool Sharks and their staff for their contribution and hospitality! Hope to see you in 2015!

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Help of Southern NevadaTAP On for Charity Benefit for Help of Southern Nevada

Congratulations Donna Schwitters for winning 1st place in the TAP On for Charity Tournament and Luncheon to benefit Help of Southern Nevada! Thanks to everyone who came out to participate and contribute. $400 along with a wide array of donated items including toys, cleaning supplies, clothes and more were donated to this great organization!

Final standings: Donna Schwitters, 1st Place; Dani Roberts, 2nd Place; Cindy Chappell, 3rd Place and Tina Moden, 4th Place.

Thanks to Joan from Help of Southern Nevada for coming out to meet with us and represent her organization; thanks to Jim Carmona for providing a group clinic and donating two gift certificates for private lessons to the raffle, to Carmel and Putters for their donations to the raffle and to all who helped run the tournament, to everyone who contributed and to Putters for their contribution, lunch and hospitality! Last, but not least, thanks to Santa for joining us!

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Donna Schwitters2014 TAP Nationals - A record year! Click here to read more and see the pics!

6th Annual Captains Tournament

Captains TournamentWell over $1,000 was awarded to our awesome captains at the 6th Annual Captains Tournament on Saturday, October 25 at Mickey's Cues & Brews. The two guys you see pictured here are Allen Peterson in 2nd Place and Rob Hately in 1st Place!

Another fun day in TAP!

See all the pics and read about the 6th Annual Captains Tournament where well over $1,000 was awarded in appreciation for all they do! Join the rank of Captain and join us next year!

Catholic Charities pool tournament fundraiserTAP On for Charity
Benefit for Catholic Charities

Our second TAP On for Charity 8-ball tournament and luncheon was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Putters on Rainbow to benefit Catholic Charities. Congratulations to the winners, Cheryl Kraft in 1st Place, Mark Gfeller in 2nd Place, Donna Schwitters in 3rd Place and Vicki Carter in 4th Place. The picture below was taken just before these two lovely ladies battled it out for the hot seat, Cheryl Kraft and Donna Schwitters.

pool tournament winnersA very special thanks to everyone who came out to shoot, have lunch and donate. Through everyone's generosity, we collected and donated $400 in memory of Loyd Schonter, along with many items the players brought in to give to Catholic Charities to help the less fortunate in the Vegas valley.

Thanks also to Janaya and Tiffany of Putters for their contributions and hospitality. Our hats off once again to the chefs. As usual, the food was awesome! Thanks to Donna Schwitters and Scott Moden for their help with the tournament and to all of our great committee members. TAP On.

Michael Hutcheson2014 Summer Rally in the Vegas Valley

Congratulations to all the winning players from the Summer Rally in the Vegas Valley tournaments held on Sunday, September 7 at Pool Sharks. $1,000 was awarded to these winning players!

Bracket 2/3

1st Place - Buggs Grillett
2nd Place - Gellian Holland
3rd Place - Mike Folkerson
4th Place - Fred Sistilli

Bracket 4/5

1st Place - Zeke DeRose
2nd Place - Tom Russo
3rd Place - Tina Moden
4th Place - Lloyd Gagnon
5th/6th Place - Chris Erikson & JT Wortham

Bracket 6/7

1st Place - Michael Hutcheson
2nd Place - Joe Wortham, Sr.

9-Ball - Mixed Skill Levels

1st Place - Joe Wortham
2nd Place - Marilyn Kamealoha
3rd Place - Charlie Mitchell

In addition to the tournaments, players received nearly $20,000 in awards.....cash and trophy awards, patches, plaques and more. Congratulations to Donna Schwitters for winning the 50/50 raffle! $100 was added to the MVP State Championship fund for the 2015 Nationals! Glen Ivy won the McDermott Stinger cue in the win on the break/break and run drawing!

A very special thanks to Joe and the entire staff at Pool Sharks for their hospitality and contribution and for adding Diamond tables to the pool room! Very nice!

Qualified teams and players for the 2015 Vegas Masters will be added soon.

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2014 Vegas Masters State Championship & National Qualifier

Cheers 2 U pool teamCongratulations Cheers 2 U for winning the 2014 Vegas Masters 9-Ball State Championship! Tina & Scott Moden, Jim & Anne Carmona, Donna & Jan Schwitters (not pictured). Click on the pic for a full size printable version. This team will advance to compete in Dallas, Texas at TAP Nationals!

Congratulations to our 8-Ball State Championship team, That's How We Roll! Click here to read more!

Congratulations also to The Outsiders from the Cheyenne Saloon for winning 2nd Place. Pictured below: Jon Holman, Laura Boyer, Dan Sikoski, Terry Detie and Glen Ivy. Click on this pic for a full size printable version.

It was an uphill battle for Cheers 2 U, after losing their last match on Saturday to the Outsiders. The Outsiders advanced to the hot seat and met Cheers 2 U in the finals. The first round went hill/hill with Scott Moden winning the final match.The Outsiders 9-ball pool team

It was a late night, as we moved into the final of the finals where Cheers 2 U won 3 to 0 for the championship with EVERY match going hill/hill! The Outsiders did not go down without a fight to the finish! Great competition and awesome shooting!

Thanks to everyone who participated and to Joe Cannella and the staff at Pool Sharks for providing us with pristine Diamond pool tables and for their hospitality.

See our photos on Facebook: Day 1 |Day 2 |Renegades and Get Racked | Final 1 | Final 2

TAP ON for Charity

Three Square 8-ball tournament donationThe first TAP ON for Charity event took place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Deep Pockets at Putters on Rainbow. $835 was donated to Three Square In Memory of Loyd Schonter! Three Square's mission:

To provide wholesome food to hungry people,
while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.

We had a great day playing pool, eating good food, spending time with friends and enjoying all the comforts Putters has to offer. See the results of the tournaments below.

A big thanks to all of our members who participated and/or donated and to our sponsors, TAP League, Deep Pockets/Putters, Cheers Bar, Joey's Tavern, Pool Sharks and the Gin Mill. Each of these sponsors donated items to our raffle, which was why it was so successful!

Each of our local sponsor host locations accepted donation barrels in the weeks prior to the event. The donations will be collected this week and the food weighed. We'll post the total here when it is reported to us.

Thanks to Janaya, Nikki and Jay at Putters for providing a fantastic lunch for the players and contributing to the raffle.

Elle and DonnaThanks to our volunteer staff, Donna Schwitters who ran the tournament, Scott and Tina Moden, Trini Madonado and Carmel Pacheteau for all of their input and help during the event.

Thanks to Kara Moden, who collected and donated by offering and making jewelry for the participants. This ambitious young lady made $37 for Three Square all on her own!

Congratulations to Dale Weishar for winning the Dream Team entry donated by TAP League. Dale will definitely be making good use of this extremely generous raffle donation. TAP ON!

Darrell JeffBracket 2-4

Good job1st Place - Sharon Gottschalk
2nd Place - Charles Martin
3rd Place - Elle Reid
4th Place - Sandee Martin

Bracket 5-7

Good job1st Place - Darrell Jeff
2nd Place - Jake Jacobson
3rd Place - Lloyd Gagnon
4th Place - Rudy Buvao

 

See all the pics on Facebook. Album 1 | Album 2 | Album 3

8-Ball MafiaSpring Rally in the Vegas Valley

Over $19,000 was awarded at the spring Rally in the Vegas Valley with a near record of 80 tournament entries on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Deep Pockets/Putters on Rainbow! What a fun day!

A special thanks to Debbie Dios and Donna Schwitters for helping with the tournaments and to Putters and their staff for their contribution and hospitality!

Congratulations to all of the teams and players who placed in their divisions.

8-Ball - 2-3 Bracket
Good job

1st Place - Nick Wortham, Jr.
2nd Place - Bob Armstrong
3rd Place - Carmel Pacheteau
4th Place - Trenton Livingston
5th/6th Place - Jim Edwards and Deborah MuseDonna and Ed and Jim

8-Ball - 4-5 Bracket
Good job

1st Place - Terry Detie
2nd Place - Rick Miller
3rd Place - Joe Wortham, Sr.
4th Place - Tina Moden
5th/6th Place - Rob Hately and Lloyd Gagnon

8-Ball - 6/7 Bracket
Good job

1st Place - Igy Ignacio
2nd Place - Michael Hutcheson
3rd Place - Pete Guasto

9-Ball - Open
Good job

1st Place - Jim Carmona and Ed Carrion
3rd Place - Donna Schwitters
4th Place - Joe Wortham, Jr.
5th/6th Place - Christina Jeff and Loyd Gagnon

 

Scott Moden, pool player2014 Vegas Masters State Championship!!

April 5 & 6, 2014 marked the 2nd Annual Vegas Masters 8-Ball & 9-Ball MVP Singles State Championship Tournament Series! Eight players won travel packages and entry into TAP Nationals, taking place November 13 through 16.

Our State Champions all won their double elimination bracket undefeated!! Read more about this exciting pool tournament series.

Thelou wins the 2014 Doc Hill

Thelou TepaitWe are very proud to announce that our own Thelou Tepait won the 2014 Doc Hill undefeated, followed by Joe Corpuz in 2nd place. This is Thelou's 2nd big win, having won the Las Vegas Open in 2013.

These two great players are 7's in TAP and have been members since 2009, competing mostly in the northwest. Thelou is also a current member of the TAP Advisory Board.

The Doc Hill is an annual sold out 9-ball tournament for local league players in Las Vegas every March at the Rum Runner Tropicana. The tournament is named and held in honor of the late "Doc" Hill, father of Geno, Glen and Gordy Hill, the owners and managers of the Rum Runner chain of bars.

2014 Classic Rally at Edison

TAP Las Vegas pool teamThe 2014 Classic Rally at Edison was held March 13 through 16. From TAP Las Vegas, Clean SL-8 and Diamond Dunkers competed and enjoyed an awesome vacation in New Jersey and New York!!

From left to right, Jeff Chappell, Buggs Grillett, Cindy Chappell, JT Wortham, Jan Wortham, Joe Wortham, Christina Jeff, Darrell Jeff.

Click here to see who competed and read more about this tournament.

Ladies Day Tournament & Luncheon - February 23, 2014

Shade Tree ShelterLadies Day 8-ball tournamentThe Ladies Day Tournament and Luncheon was a great success. The event tookplace at Deep Pockets on the 2nd floor of Putters on Rainbow.

Twenty-five wonderful ladies participated with a $235 donation going to Shade Tree, which includes $180 from the registration and $55 collected through donations by Kara Moden for her custom rubberband artwork she created for the players. Additionally, players donated well over $300 in urgently needed items requested by the Shade Tree Foundation!

Shade Tree Mission : "To provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance."

Nicole CivetzCongratulations to Nicole Civetz and Jennifer Skippergosh for making it to the top of the winners side and the top of the 1 loss side respectively, where they split the cash. Jennifer Skippergosh and Gina Quinones (who placed 3rd) each received a sponsored entry into the upcoming Western Women's 9-Ball Charity Event at the Rum Runner.

Congratulations also goes to Gina Quinones for winning 3rd place, Lucy Hernandez in 4th Place; Amy Kane and CindyChappell in 5th/6th Place.

A very special thanks to Nikki and Janaya and the entire staff at Rainbow Putters for their support, hospitality andcontribution to the event. They served up a spectacular buffet luncheon for us and catered to our every need all day.

Last, but certainly not least, a special thanks goes to Scott Moden for donating his time to run the Ladies Day tournament! This allowed all of the ladies to just relax, eat, shoot pool and have a great time together! Thanks also to Tina Moden for all of her successful efforts made to promote the event and bring in some new faces!

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