Record Set; King Crowned

Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2011 by poolnight

You really never know what’s going to happen at a PotShot Pool event, and this one was no exception. We have never had a player sweep a round, and Sunday it almost happened twice. First, thanks to Flat Top Johnny’s for sponsoring our twelfth tournament. 

The first round saw Dick and Dan grabbing three games each and newcomer Bart winning a double-header on the break to end the round.

Second round action Saw Steve B. nearly post a shutout on table one, winning four of  five games, including a round ending PotShot victory in game five. Meanwhile on table two, Dan and Claire both grabbed double-header wins, with Dick winning the fifth game. This sent four players from table two to the final table.

Entering the final table, Steve B. had a slim $200.00 lead over Dan with 7700 and 7500 respectively. Dick came in with 6300 and Bart at 4200 and Clair at 4100 rounded out the table. But then everything broke Dans way. He grabbed the first game on the 8, followed by two “no winner” games. When Dan potted the six on game four and said “That’s me”, we knew who our winner was. But he wasn’t done, as he also won game five on the six ball, posting the first ever sweep in the final round. Steve B. finished second, Dick was third (his third, third place finish), Bart came in fourth, and Claire grabbed the womens trophy with fifth place.

Dan King, fresh off of wrist surgery and still wearing a brace, finished the event with $17,600.00 shattering the old record of $12,700.00 held by Jay. Hey Dan, get me one of those braces. Congratulations to Dan, and thanks to all who participated.

T-12 comes to Flat Top Johnny’s

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2011 by poolnight

      We are pleased to be headed to Flat Top Johnny’s this Sunday April 17th, for our twelfth tournament. They are located at 1 Kendall Square Cambridge. We are starting warm-ups at 3, and the event will start at 4. Thanks to Johnny’s for sponsoring us, and we’re excited to see you all  after our foray to the wilds of Ayer for two tournaments.

     Remember more players mean bigger prizes, so bring along a friend or five.

pot·shot also pot shot  (p t sh t )


1. A random or easy shot.


[So called because such a shot is fired by a hunter whose main purpose is to get food for the pot.]

T-11 at The Billiards Cafe

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2011 by poolnight

   T-11 literally came down to the last shot. We had another new winner, and some great pool was played. Many thanks to Calvin and the folks at The Billiards Cafe. Also thanks to Dick Monroe.

        After the first two rounds Dick was leading the pack with 6,400, followed by Rick with 5,900. Rick was hot in round two winning three games. I had the chance to see it close up as I was at his table giving him all my PoolCash, and that meant no final table for me. Dave and Tom both advanced with 4,500 and 4,400 respectively. Ann made the cut with 3,800.

        As the round began, the low numbers were in play, as the first  game went to Dave on the two. Tom won game two on the one pill, and then he drew the one again and dropped a pretty rail first cut shot in the side to get game three. 

       Game four things tightened up and it went all the way to the nine. Dave got a nice layout and he ran to his nine ball for the win. Game five ended in a no winner, setting the stage for a tournament deciding PotShot round. Because “he’s Dave” you can guess who came out on top, and with that shot Dave secured the victory with a PoolCash count of 10,000. Tom finshed second with 6,900. Third went to Dick with 3,700; fourth to Rick with 3,300 and Ann was fifth with 1,300.

     We’re talking to the people at Flat Top Johnny’s about having our next tournament there. Probably sometime in April. Stay tuned for more details.

T-10 Results

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2011 by poolnight

Here’s the results from last Sunday. The PotShot played a more important role in this tournament than in the past. Terry, to his credit, went to the website, read the rules, and went out and practiced the shot. He had two chances for wins on the tiebreaker and he drained both PotShots. Both shots were by cut shot. Some players like to bank it, and we’ve had players win the potShot Round with the bank as well. I personally prefer the cut. If you nail it just right, with the right speed, the cue ball comes around two rails and goes right back to the spot where it started.  

name round one round two final round
Carol Bennett 2800 6000 8200
Terry Holbein 4600 7500 7400
Dick Munroe 4000 4100 6700
Rick Stokes 5000 6700 4000
Tim King 5200 3400 2300
Mike Bennett 3900 3300  
Dan King 4800 3300  
Mike Fitzgerald 3900 2400  
Steve Belcher 3900 1500  
Cliff Edwards 2800 1000  

PotShot at The Billiards Cafe

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2011 by poolnight

It was another close and exciting tournament last Sunday. Tim and Rick both had a good first round at table one, while Dan and Terry came out on top at table two.

In second round action, Rick and Terry duked it out, with Rick scoring a double header win propelling him into the final table with $6,700. Terry took a double header to end the round with a beautiful PotShot giving him $7,500, a seat at the final table, and the tournament lead.

Meanwhile, Carol punched her ticket with three second round wins; going from $2,800 to $6,000. Dick took a game in each of the first two rounds, to make the final table with $4,100. The final spot went to Tim with $3,400, squeezing out Mike who finished his night early with $3,300.

In a pressure packed final table Dick won game one, followed by a no winner. Then Carol struck again grabbing game three on the nine for the double header win. Dick came right back to grab game four, and game five went all the way ending when Tim went off on the Ten.

Terry nailed another PotShot to win game five for a second place finish. Despite winning two games in the final round Dick finished third. Rick slid to fourth, with Tim fifth. Carol’s double header proved to be enough to give her the first place finish. The hot shooters were out at the final table so congratulations to Carol on a fine performance.

Many thanks to our players and a shout out to our regulars for making the trip. Thanks to Calvin and the Billiards Cafe for sponsoring us and helping our tournament be successful.

New How-to Video

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 by poolnight

Here’s the new video we made to show everyone how PotShot Pool is played. To read the complete rules, click over to the rules page. But, this video will get you started.

T-1 photos from O’Lindys

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2011 by poolnight

I ran across these recently. Thought you guys might like to see them.