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  • 25 Jun 2018 1:48 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Dr. Dave Alciatorie's AZ Billiards Challenge as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Dr. Dave Alciatorie for his continued support.

    Dr. Dave is a PBIA Advanced Instructor and an instructional author. He wrote the "The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards" and has published numerous instructional videos, including the "Video Encyclopedia" series. All of his instructional products are available for purchase at: DrDaveBilliards.com. Dr. Dave created and maintains the popular billiards resources website billiards.colostate.edu, and is Dean and cofounder of the Billiard University (BU). He was instrumental in developing the BU assessment tools, rating system, and instructional resources. Dr. Dave is also a long-time monthly instructional columnist for Billiards Digest (BD) magazine and an active participant on the AZB online discussion forum. He is a devoted pool and billiards enthusiast and an expert in understanding the physics of the game. Dr. Dave offers private lessons and intensive courses through Dr. Dave's Pool School and the Billiard University Summer School Boot Camps. He also has an active Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

    For his "day job," Dr. Dave is a mechanical engineering professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a passionate teacher and an experienced textbook author, and he has received many awards for his contributions. His teaching and writing experience has helped him develop skills for presenting and illustrating difficult concepts in a concise and understandable way.


  • 22 Jun 2018 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Pool & Billiard Magazine as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Shari Stauch for her continued support.

    Pool & Billiard Magazine is the sport’s oldest monthly magazine and boasts the largest readership of billiard businesses, players and fans.

    The company was founded in 1983 by Harold Simonsen and his oldest daughter Shari, originally titled the Pool & Billiard Scratch Sheet. The infant publication grew out of their relationship with the sport through the family business, Harold’s Pool Parlour, opened in the Chicago area in 1976 and operated for over 20 years before P&B relocated to Charleston, South Carolina.

    Pool & Billiard Magazine proudly claims many “first” innovations in promoting the sport:

    ⇒ Launched the first contemporary monthly magazine for pool and billiards.

    ⇒ Developed and published a professional player annual ranking system.

    ⇒ Ran first-ever national television campaign for billiards and conducted the “How to Advertise on TV” seminar at BCA Trade Expo. Created the first annual reader demographic survey, the “Player & Fan Poll”.

    ⇒ Published the first annual Upscale Billiard Clubs issue, the first annual issues on The Legends of the Sport, Instruction, Cues and Tables.

    ⇒ Created the sport’s first magazine online website.


  • 20 Jun 2018 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Billiards Digest as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Mike Panozzo for his continued support.

    Since 1978, Billiards Digest has been the pool world’s best source for news, top-flight instructional content, tournament coverage and player profiles.Billiards Digest is a monthly, full-color, glossy magazine covering every aspect of pool, written by the best professional billiard journalists. The magazine's content includes some of the best instructional columns anywhere (with monthly contributions from well-respected players Tony Robles and Nick Varner), professional and amateur coverage, industry news, personality profiles, billiards history and culture, and much more.


  • 20 Jun 2018 10:02 AM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Presidential Billiards as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Elaine Gerber for her continued support.

    Presidential Billiards offers a variety of fine products including a large selection of pool tables and game room furniture encompassing models from entry level to heirloom quality and featuring exotic hardwoods and hand carving. Tomorrows heirlooms today, Presidential Billiards’ pool tables and game room furnishings are designed and built to provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

    As a quality billiard table manufacturer, our pool tables set the standard for playability and performance in the industry. All Presidential pool tables feature top grade materials, quality construction, unique design, and a lifetime warranty. Our tables are manufactured by craftsmen using highly advanced computerized woodworking equipment in our state-of-the-art facilities.


  • 20 Jun 2018 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have J.Pechauer Custom Cues as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Steve Douglas for his continued support.

    2013 marked our 50 year anniversary here at J. Pechauer Custom Cues... But how did we begin?

    Our story begins with a single cue repair. In 1961 Jerry Pechauer was working under a truck mechanic apprenticeship for the International Harvester Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A fellow employee there shared an interest in pool and they played a match. A wager was made and Jerry was victorious. But rather than accepting money he received a broken Willie Hoppe cue as his prize.

    Not knowing any better, Jerry purchased a wood lathe to make a shaft. With some creative alterations he was able to make a shaft fit that Hoppe cue. Next a drill press along with a lathe chuck allowed him to install joints. An avid pool player, Jerry took his love for the game and developed a hobby that would become a passion and a family business for himself and his son Joe.

    Through the years Jerry and Joe continued to expand the shop, adding CNC machines and custom designed equipment to efficiently produce their own parts including a patented quick release joint screw and shaft insert, making Pechauer cues 100% made in-house.

    In 2007, Joe Pechauer took over as President of the company while Jerry continues offering support and expertise on a regular basis.

    A dealer base of 58 dealers in 1993 expanded to over 400 around the world in 2013 making J. Pechauer Custom Cues one of the top brands in the industry beginning with that broken Willie Hoppe cue in 1961.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have The Billiard Congress Of America as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Rob Johnson for his continued support.

    The Billiard Congress of America was established in 1948, with early involvement by players like Willie Mosconi and Willie Hoppe. The objective was to organize the players and promote the sport through qualifying tournaments at the local, regional and national levels in Straight Pool and 3-Cushion billiards (the popular competitive disciplines of the era) and recognize those champions. Organizers were also determined to produce an official rulebook to standardize the sport and help fund the effort; and to involve billiard rooms, retailers and manufacturers in meeting these promotional goals.

    The Billiard Congress of America has the honor of being the North American representative to the World-Pool Billiard Association. As such, the organization is responsible for selecting players for world championships, rules and specifications input and other timely topics paramount to the sport and industry. This position permits the Billiard Congress of America to publish the "Official Rules and Records Book, World-Standardized Rules." The Billiard Congress of America also oversees the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have TLP Billiards as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Rick Tempkin for his continued support.

    TLP Billiards started as an idea when owner Rick Tempkin, who had purchased a pool table for his new game room, was looking for accessory stands for his billiard products. Not finding anything satisfactory to his interests he created a prototype 8-ball rack and cue stick holder from an aluminum billet with an aluminum finish.

    Doing some research to find out what the billiard industry had to offer Rick was surprised to find that most accessories where either wood or plastic based products. Metal was something that the industry hadn't taken into consideration over the years.

    So Rick and his team at TLP Metalworks went into research and design for a variety of accessory products such as Wall Racks, Ball Racks, Cone Talc Holders and Floor Racks. A wide variety of colors and textures were added to produce bold new designs for the billiards and gaming industry in general.


  • 18 Jun 2018 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Dr Cue as a sponsor for the BEF. He has always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Tom Rossman for his continued support.

    "Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman started playing at age 10. He has competed in all levels of pocket billiards and 3-cushion billiards—professional 8-ball, 9-ball, bank, one pocket, straight pool, 3-cushion and "artistic pool" disciplines—since 1977.

    Dr. Cue is currently a professional entertainer using Artistic Pool (trick shots and so much more) as his career work. He has been an entertainer for almost 30 years and relates his style to the Harlem Globetrotters in basketball. Dr. Cue is considered a "Table Trotter" in pocket billiards.

    Dr. Cue has been chosen as the APA’s ambassador to promote amateur pool. In addition to exhibitions, Dr. Cue also writes instruction columns for The American Poolplayer magazine, and holds special performances during APA national events!

    Supporter of Artistic Pool youth cue sport programs since 1993.

    Special training programs for all player levels -- 40+ years experience with over a million online hits for Dr. Cue instructional segments from basics to advanced tips.

    Professional Artistic Pool entertainment shows with over 5000 performances worldwide since 1974.

    BCA Hall of Fame inductee -- meritorious category (2017)"





  • 15 Jun 2018 12:22 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Tweeten Fibre Company as a sponsor for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Skip Nemecek for his continued support.

    For over 85 years, Tweeten Fibre Co. has supplied the Billiards industry with the finest chalk, cue tips, and other products that make the game so exciting.

    Master has the texture that transforms smoothly and evenly to leather cue tips. It forms the proper coating to prevent miscues and insure player satisfaction. Available in Blue, Green, Gold, Red, Rust, Brown, Gray and Black.

  • 13 Jun 2018 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to have Simonis Cloth and Aramith Products as sponsors for the BEF. They have always been committed to our junior program and we would like to personally thank Ivan Lee for his continued support.

    333 Years of Simonis Cloth (1680-2013)

    The Cloth of Champions®

    That's right! Simonis has been making our world famous cloth in our own factory in Verviers, Belgium since 1680... that's one-third of a millenium!

    Simonis cloth: The best value in billiard cloth, period!

    Simonis cloth is globally regarded as the best product of its kind.


    Cloth is one of the most functional parts of your table. After all, the pool balls roll on the cloth, not the slate. Simonis cloth demonstrates its functional superiority by never interfering with the true roll of the ball, which allows every table covered in Simonis cloth to play better.

    Manufacturing superior quality cloths since 1680, Simonis has been and remains the reference standard for quality billiard cloth. You can rest assured that Simonis will remain at the forefront of billiard cloth manufacturing and technology, and will continue to provide the world with the truest playing cloth for pool, carom, snooker, pyramid or any other cue-sport game!

    Simonis Cloth. A Complete Product.

    The true reference standard for accuracy, consistency & durability

    The only cloth that enhances your enjoyment of the game

    A modern company built on over three centuries of experience

    Environmentally responsible manufacturing practices

    The best value in pool, carom, snooker or pyramid cloth!

    Brand recognition and loyalty earned through generations



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