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2015 Chuck Markulis – Real Time 9-Ball!

Please check in with this page periodically for real time updates! 


All Times Are Pacific Standard Time! 

This realtime report is comprised of field updates and information by: Brian LaFlamme, Karen Markulis, Jeff Gregory, Ramin Bakhtiari, Brook Thomason and Daniel Busch. It consists of all information that was gathered by us here at Los Angeles headquarters and our field team at the event. Each new entry is manually time-stamped in order to orient you to all the events that we are reporting. 

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– Friday – February 13th, 2015  10:11 am

Spectators Welcome All Weekend Long!

  • The live stream should fire up around 11:30 am with ‘practice people’ and signups taking place.
  • John Henderson, in last night’s commentary of the finals of the One-Pocket stated that he thinks the tournament should commence around 1:30pm – 2:00pm. I would agree with this, as there are over 100 players anticipated for this portion of the event.
  • This will be $5,000 Added!
  • Live Stream Address:
  • There is now, Live Commentary for this event, thanks to Brian LaFlamme and Hard Time Billiards owners, Mike and Karen Markulis.
  • We should expect to be hearing from the Geoff Conway in the box who also brought along Jeremy Sossei and Jeffrey Ignacio to play this event.
  • POV Pool will provide as much information as we can for this event, as it trickles in, but unfortunately, we are a little pressed for time with several other preparations. Please see the following article for a sneek preview of what’s to come:

 – 11:57 am – Outside Media Coverage for pool! 

  • The Sacramento BEE has published an article today with a nice bit of coverage on Oscar Dominguez and Shane VanBoening!

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  • Shane also interviewed on CBS 40 Sacramento News:


  • Ramin Bakhtiari of informs me, via text that he sees only 75 people have signed up for the 9 ball so far.
  • We should have a final count within 60 minutes.

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 – 1:04 pm

  • Jeff Gregory is holding an ‘off audio’ player’s meeting.
  • GoPlayPool to hold a raffle at the event to benefit the BEF (Billiard Education Foundation). Raffle tickets available at the venue.

 – 2:05pm

  • Back on the air.
  • First match should be starting very soon!
  • POV Pool will be out in the field for the rest of the day. Please keep score and track of the event until we return later this evening.
  • We recommend that viewers subscribe to Ustream and join in the Chat Room for news and results.
  • You may also join and like the Hard Times Billiards – Facebook Page!

– 3:17pm

  • Well, I had time to reformat and post these brackets! Thanks Everyone and Keep Loving Pool!










– 6:15pm

I could swear that I’m watching John Henderson vs John Henderson.


 – Saturday, 11:38am

Happy Valentines Day! 

A few Highlights from Day 1 of this event! 

  • I just got off the phone with Jeff Gregory who is currently en route to the venue.
  • Jeff tells me, 72 players total – about 50 are out already.
  • Corey Deuel beat Jayson Shaw (8-7) and knocked Shaw to the one-loss side.
  • Vilmos Foldes ran a 4 pack on the live stream against Jeff Gregory knocking Jeff to the One-Loss
  • I believe all the Filipino favorites are still in the event
  • Latest Brackets can be viewed below

Please be sure to save the dates: POV Pool’s 60 Day Schedule!

Other Action News! 

  • Bryce Avila lost $500 to Steve Haush last night playing One-Pocket
  • Shane VanBoening’s ‘backer’ is at the venue and ‘wants to do something’!
  • Is it possible that we might see something happen between Shane and Edgie? Ignacio?
  • We shall have to wait until tonight!

Day 2 Brackets!

Winner’s Side!









One Loss Side!











  • Shane VanBoening vs Jeffrey Ignacio
  • Commentary by Geoff Conway and Brook Thomason!

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 – 12:52 pm

  • Shane defeats Jeffrey Ignacio 8-4
  • Streaming next Jeff Gregory vs Skip Nikakis / Race to 7

 Sorry Folks, but duty calls – It’s Valentine’s Day and I have other priorities. I hope you all have a great day and enjoy this event! Remember that there could very possibly be some big action on this stream tonight, since Shane and his backer are in the house! 

See you all Tomorrow! 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

– 9:45 pm

  • Payouts as reported by, Brian LaFlamme
7th Annual - Chuck Markulis Payouts!

7th Annual – Chuck Markulis Payouts!



















Sunday, February 15th – 2015 – FINAL DAY!

– 9:52 am

  • I have not been informed of any additional action or matching up at this event, however I was busy for Valentine’s Day and did not watch past 3:30pm.
  • There was a mini tournament on Saturday evening and I found a Facenook post from Oscar Dominguez:
  • Oscar D Facebook Sat
  • I did not see any additional emails or messages pertaining to this event this morning, so I checked the AZ Billiards Forum page on this event to see if there were any public updates.
  • Username: ‘UPlayLucky’ posted the following message last night, just before 10pm PST.
  • From AZ Thread:
    From AZ Thread:
  • This being said, we are down to the final 8 Players.
  • Fun Fact: 5 of these 8 players all have a high ranked position on the Mezz West State Tour and will be competing in the Tour’s ‘TOP GUN’ Event, scheduled for March 7th/8th at Hard Times, Bellflower. Oscar – #3,Edgie – #4, Ernesto – #5, Amar – #8, Jaynard – #9.
  • Final Matches of the day will begin at Noon, with one of them on the live stream table! 
  • The final match of the event today will be a single Race to 11.

 Did you watch Jayson Shaw vs Shane VanBoening – Last Night’s, Last Tournament Match with John Henderson in the Commentary Booth? 

Watch POV Pool on February 21’st – “American Rotation at Golden Cue Billiards!”

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– 12:02pm

  • Matches on! Please watch with commentary!
  • Just as it starts, I have to leave for the day! Have fun and keep loving pool!



 – 11:23 am

  • Final day is live now! Practice until 12pm

– 5:04 pm

  • Recent Scores!
  • Edgie Geronimo (7) vs Shane Van Boening (5)
  • Jeffrey Ignacio (7) vs Edgie Geronimo (0)
  • Jeffrey Ignacio (7) vs Ernesto Dominguez (3)

Final Match  / Race to 11

  • Oscar Dominguez vs Jeffrey Ignacio


  • 1st Place – Jeffrey Ignacio
  • 2nd Place – Oscar Dominguez
  • 3rd Place – Ernesto Dominguez
  • 4th Place – Edgie Geronimo
  • 5th Place – Shane VanBoening

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