Category Archives of : Billiard Tour News – UPA Tour

Official US Pool Player Rankings Announced


Official US Pool Player Rankings Announced Official United States of America Billiards Rankings Released PHOENIX, AZ (May 6, 2008) – The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA) has released the official and updated rankings for the United States men’s professional billiard scene to avoid any confusion as to which rankings are the accurate and historical […]

US Professional Poolplayers Association Takes Stand Against World-Pool Billiard Association


United States Professional Poolplayers Association Takes Stand Against World-Pool Billiard Association Press Release PHOENIX, AZ (May 5, 2008) – The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA) announced today that the organization and its players plan to take a stand against the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) effective immediately due to its meddling within the United States […]

Archer Earns Top Gun Honors


Archer Earns Top Gun Honors 10-Ball Desert Shootout / Tempe, AZ by Skip Maloney Veteran billiard player Johnny Archer struggled through some middle matches in the 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out but roared back in the double-elimination finals to defeat Mika “Iceman” Immonen twice and take home the $12,500 first prize. Immonen got off the first shot […]

Archer and Immonen to Meet at High Noon


Archer and Immonen to Meet at High Noon 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out / Tempe, AZ By Skip Maloney It’s only fitting that the last two winning billiards “cowboys” still standing in the 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out in Tempe, AZ, will meet in the desert at high noon on the tournament’s last day. Johnny Archer continued his blistering […]

UPA Desert Shoot-Out Down to Winners


UPA Desert Shoot-Out Down to Winners’ Final Eight 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out / Tempe, AZ by Skip Maloney As the sun set over the desert, the winners’-side bracket of the 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out in Tempe, AZ, was down to eight players. In five of the eight matches on Friday at Kolby’s Korner Pocket Billiards, the winners […]

UPA Desert Shoot-Out Down to Winners


UPA Desert Shoot-Out Down to Winners’ Final Eight 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out / Tempe, AZ by Skip Maloney As the sun set over the desert, the winners’-side bracket of the 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out in Tempe, AZ, was down to eight players. In five of the eight matches on Friday at Kolby’s Korner Pocket Billiards, the winners […]

UPA Desert Shoot-Out Commences


UPA Desert Shoot-Out Commences 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out / Tempe, AZ By Skip Maloney Billiard players Mika Immonen, Johnny Archer, Tony Crosby, Corey Deuel, and Tony Robles were among the first-round winners on the opening day of the $25,000-added 10-Ball Desert Shoot-Out held at Kolby’s Korner Pocket Billiards in Tempe, AZ, April 24. The three-tiered event […]

UPA to Send Billiard Players to World 8-Ball Championships


UPA to Send Billiard Players to World 8-Ball Championships The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA) will be sending three of their top billiard players to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, from April 18-25 to participate in the World 8-Ball Pool Championships being held at the Fujairah Exhibition Center. The three players attending this year’s event […]

UPA Names Van Boening 2007 Player of the Year


UPA Names Van Boening 2007 Player of the Year The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA) has officially declared its 2007 Player of the Year. The tour would like to congratulate Shane Van Boening for his accomplishments within the course of this past year and for representing the tour with such professionalism. Van Boening has […]

United States Professional Poolplayers Association Reveals UPA Magazine


United States Professional Poolplayers Association Reveals UPA Magazine The United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA) and Eclipse Media Group, LLC have been working diligently in the past few months to provide a comprehensive source for UPA members, sponsors, and spectators that is both informative and entertaining. The day has finally come to unveil the UPA […]