The next tournament will take place on May 18th at The Big Falls Inn on Philadelphia Rd. We look forward to seeing everyone. Please arrive early to get registered and have a bite to eat. Big Falls has great pit beef, ham and turkey on the weekends. The last event at Big Falls brought out a strong field and a lot of competitive matches. Come out and participate in the next event and have a good time.
Sonny’s Memorial 9 – Ball Tournament
FF Bel Air Billiards April 27th
What a nice day it turned out to be with playing pool with some great friends. This Handicapped 9-ball event brought out some home room and local players as well as some Finding Felt regulars. Carl Robinson, Bobby Honaker, Jerry Shepard, Billy Smith and Joey Loiero.
BBB April 13th 2013
We had every strong amateur turn out. Players from West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland came to The New Greenroom for a chance to be crown champion. Some of the participants included, Ryan Jones the winner of Danny Bells' Maryland 9-ball Bar Box Open, Shawn Toni who has won 3 Finley's tournaments. Some other players were Neal Brown, Keith Sutton, Mark Ford, Billy Bickford, Ashley Cartwright Derek Crothers to mention a few.
FF Big Falls March 9th
Tour stop 9 took place at Big Falls in White March, Md. 21 players came out to take on the challenge of playing 9 ball on 4 Valley bar box tables. The top two points leaders were there, Mark Ford and Carl Robinson. Other notable players were Ben Bays, Clint Clayton, Brian Taylor, Tracy Fearson and Joe Norton.
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FF Feb 2nd Rodgers House
This cold Saturday brought out a small but tough field. Players like Louis Wehage, Joe Loiero, Tommy Zippler and John Hall.
2013 Sonny Palmeri Memorial 9-Ball Tournament
The event this year will once again be held at The Big Falls Inn on May 4th. Please keep this date open if you are interested in playing. The event was very competive and was a good time for all. All of the details can be found by checking out this page. It contains a list of players, the winner and a hand full of videos to enjoy the matches again. All the details are still being worked out. Keep checking back for more details as they become available.
VIP Billiards January 26 2013
Congratulations to Brett Stottlemyer who went through the field undefeated to claim first place. Other notables present were Bobby Chamberlain, Joe Cataldi, Tommy Kay, Andy Lincoln, Danny Bell, Sergey Bolotin, Frank Bess, Tom Zippler, Rafael Reyes, Marlon Alcaraz and Steve Ball. Sergey, Marlon and Danny all had rough times and fell short of the money.
What’s New For Vegas 2013
“The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World!” will be even greater in 2013 More pool tables, more mini-tournaments ... more events than ever before! New Men’s Leisure Singles and Women’s Leisure Singles divisions for players who have not cashed in the Open Divisions in past nationals The 1st US Open 8-Ball Championship will join the US Open 10-Ball Championship and the US Open One Pocket Championship. As with the 10-Ball event, the US Open 8-Ball Championship will be $25,000 added and a 2013 Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Points Event. FREE Spectator General Admission to all three pro events for event participants. Call the Rio Reservation Center at (888) 746-6955, and use the following group code … SRCUES3
Bel Air Billiards Jan 12th 2013
It was playoff weekend for all the football fans, but that didn't stop some sharp shooting well know guys in the area from playing a little pool. Points leaders Mark Ford, Carl Robinson, Jerry Shepard and locals from Belair Billiards, Phil Perry, Billy Smith and Doug Borowy.
BCAPL Moves National Championships to The Rio in Las Vegas
Mark Griffin and CueSports International (CSI) announce two major changes the BCAPL National Championships. In 2013, the “Greatest Pool Tournament in the World” will move from May to July … and will walk the welcome mat at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Additional Changes in Vegas
Spring sessions – Reminder: we have moved the dates of our BCAPL National Championships from May to July, but the league year remains the same. The 2012/2013 league year started on June 1, 2012 and ends on May 31, 2013. All spring sessions should end by the end of the league year.
The Greenroom Dec 22nd 2012
There was a great turn out for the final Finding Felt Tour Event of the year, bringing players of all skill levels out for some action the weekend before Christmas. Normally the site for The Maryland Bar Box Bonanza series The New Greenroom is the home room for some favorites like Mark Ford, Kevin Kennear, and Joe Norton, who made their way to The New Greenroom for this end of the year event.
Big Falls Dec 1st 2012
Finding felt Tour Mini’s made its way back to The Big Falls Inn, in White Marsh Maryland. It brought out players like Jerry Shepard, Kevin Kinnear, Mark Ford and the man of the day Carl Robinson.
VIP Billiards 9 – Ball Tournament | March 2, 2013
Entry Fee: $50 (includes $10 in Green Fees)
Limited to the first 32 players.
Winner breaks, rack-your-own
Played on 9' tables
Jump cues allowed
Modified Texas-Express Rules (9 does not count on break in any pocket)
VIP Billiards Dec 1, 2012
Congratulations to Matt Krah, who went through the field of 25 players undefeated, which included strong players such as Paul Adolini, Tommy Kay, Andy Lincoln, Marlon Alcaraz, Steve Ball, Kevin West, Fred Scott, Alan Duty, Dave Beegle and Sergey Bolotin.
Special thanks to Paul Adolini, Scott Emory and Kirk Dewease who came all the way from Waynesboro, PA.
Additional special thanks to Kevin West and Fred Scott who made the journey from the Eastern Shore.
Surprisingly, Alan Duty, Kevin West and Fred Scott did not finish in the money, which only proves there are no guarantees in this beautiful game of ours.
The races were extended slightly to 8/6 due to the smaller field, but that did not stop Matt Krah from sailing through the winner's side to the finish line, beating an ever-improving Sergey Bolotin in the first set of the Finals. Sergey is certainly becoming "tournament-tough" and it showed yesterday.
Thanks as always to the owners, Steve and Jessica Didier, who are extremely accommodating and always at the ready to help in any way.
Here are the results:
Matt Krah = $400
Sergey Bolotin = $250
Andy Lincoln = $150
Paul Adolini = $80
Steve Ball = $60
Matt Shilinski = $60
Stay tuned for the next event on January 26th. 2013.
VIP Billiards November 10, 2012
The first In-House event at VIP Billiards yielded 37 players. I allowed the additional five players as this was my first event at a new location and I was not sure of the turnout. Future events will be capped at 32.
Many thanks to Steve Didier and his wife, Jessica for hosting the event.
The field contained many strong players from as far away as DE and PA, including such names as Mike Davis, Kevin West, Josh Brothers, Brett Stottlemyer, Fred Scott, Bob Davis, Alan Duty and Tony Long. The owner of Planet Pool, Mike Ricciardella was also there and finished in the money.
Congratulations to Josh Brothers who double-dipped the straight-shooting Brett Stottlemyer in the finals to walk away with first place!
Here are the results:
1st. - Josh Brothers - $450
2nd. - Brett Stottlemyer - $275
3rd. - Tony Long - $175
4th. - Alan Duty - $120
5th. - Dave Beegle - $70
6th. - Bob Davis - $70
7th. - Kevin West - $60
8th. - Mike Davis - $60
9th. - Amit Kumar - $50
10th. - Sergey Bolotin - $50
11th. - Fred Scott - $50
12th. - Mike Ricciardella - $50
Looking forward to the next event on December 1st. at the same location. More information coming soon.