Tim Scruggs Power
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- $18,000 in college scholarships available in the BCA Junior
- Tim Scruggs tour final
APA team results from Las Vegas
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|1998 - Tim Scruggs tour final ends in exciting shoot out|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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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|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.|
|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.
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