January 2011 Issue

The January Issue of Stroke Magazine is now available to be read online.

The Pool Players Voice for the Eastern and Southern U.S.

It contains

– A recap of the Mosconi Cup

– Sandcastle Billiards Results

– Ozone Billiards Predator Tour Results

– Columns by: Bob Jewett and Samm Diep

– 2010 World Juniors

– LUCKY – Part 2

– Turning Stone XVI Results

– Press Releases

– Poison Tour Results

– Pool on TV

– Tournament Trail

Gasper Takes Win at Sandcastle

Mike Gasper wins A/D Tri-State at the Sandcastle Billiards event.

(pictured: 2nd place - Robert Piersa; center 1st place - Mike Gasper; and third place - Peter Brennan)

Mike finished undefeated. In route to his victory, he faced Ra Hann 7 – 3; Juan Guzman 7 – 5; Eric Tang  7 – 5;Ray Mendez, Jr. 7 – 5; Scott Simonetti 7 – 3; and Peter Brennan 8 -4, to reach the Hot Seat and finally cinch the event with a 7 – 4 win over Robert Piersa in the Finals.

While Mike waited in the Hot Seat, Pobert Piersa, who suffered a first round loss to Ricardo Mejia 7 – 4, performed an impressive feat, winning 10 straight matches in a row…. definitely one of the best if not the best performances in The Tri-State Tour’s history.

Also, please provide a thank you to Sterling-Gaming, Ozone Billirds,Viking Cues, Ron Tarr Cues, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, and Dr. Dave Billiards Insructional Products for their sponsorship leading to this event.

1st  $785 – Mike Gasper
2nd $510 – Robert Piersa

3rd $320 – Peter Brennan

4th $190 – Bernard Vogelsang

5th $125/$125 – Scott Simonetti, George Osipovitch

7th $95/$95 – Jeff Kerr, Glenn Andaya