$5,000 Added – Hard Times 10-Ball Gears Up For Action!

‘Home Of Champions’ - Gears up! 

On July 11th-13th and for the 5th year in a row, Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower will be hosting its annual ‘Hard Times 10-Ball Open’ tournament.. With $5,000 added money and POV Pool’s live streaming preparations underway, it’ll be another unforgettable event. Won by Carlo Biado last year, he bested Alex Pagulayan in a landslide final battle, 11 games to 1. Hard Times 10 Ball always attracts an assorted field of the best from all over the world and we can only guess who will be this year’s champion to rise to the top. Past top finishers of this event have been, Dennis Orcullo, Shane VanBoening, Ralf Souquet, Wang Can, Rodney Morris, Manny Chau, Max Eberle, Scott Frost and many others.


Confirmed So Far…

The internationally known pool promoter, author and tournament director, Jay Helfert has confirmed with POV Pool that Warren Kiamco and Dennis Orcullo are confirmed for this years event. Also, widely known to be an agent and manager for two other players whilst on the West Coast, we have a confirmation from Brook Thomason thatFrancisco Bustamanteand Efren Reyes will also be competing. Reigning CSI, US Open 10-Ball Champion, Rodney Morris states that he will compete this year, just before flying to Japan for The Japan Open in Tokyo. And, there has been some discussion that Shane VanBoening may also make an appearance which, if this is the case, means it’s a matter of time before the rest will follow. And, as of June 16th we have a confirmation for Marie Lim, who is taking some of the entries, that the four traveling Taiwanese players, Ko Pin Yi, Ko Pin Chung, Chang Jun Ling and Cheng Yu Hsuan are also going to attend and compete. As they develop, more player and promotional updates can be found on The Hard Times 10-Ball’s, Facebook Event Page.


West State Billiards named as Main Sponsor!

This year’s main sponsor or the event will be none other than Southern California’s West State Billiards, located in Fullerton, CA – Operating since 1946, West State Billiards will be providing brand new 860 Simonis Brand cloth for 20 tables, soon to be installed by the Dominguez Family (Ernesto and Oscar). Tournament direction will be led by professional pool player and longtime house-pro at Hard Times, Dave Hemmah. With the new equipment and strong tournament leadership the entrants of this year’s event can expect nothing but the best quality and service at this annual event.


Live Streaming and Video Coverage on POV Pool!

The 3 day event will be live-streamed for free and viewable at www.POVpool.com. Special guest commentators are expected and a few promotional surprises from sponsors are being arranged out for POV Pool supporters and viewers. POV Pool is sponsored by Kamui TipsOB CuesAutomated Entertainment and RunOut Apps. Additional promotional and editorial thanks also to,GoPlayPool, AZ Billiards, NYC Grind, Live Stream NewsInside Pool, Dave Hemmah, Marielle Lim, Mike Piyasambun, Hard Times Staff, Ashi Fachler, Geraldine Thibodeau.   



Information and Resources

Event Details

The 5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Tournament

$125 Entry – $150 After July 3rd, 2014

$5,000 Added

Open to 96 Players

Double Elimination Race to 9

10-Ball / Call Pocket

3-Fouls / Jumps Allowed / Measle Ball / Magic Rack (Optional)

Entry Form


For More Info

Hard Times 10-Ball’s Facebook ‘Event’ page

Hard Times Billiards Group Page

Live Stream Broadcast Page  POV Pool / Ustream

AZ Forum Discussion and Forum Questions  

Players Confirmed (As of June 17th)

Dennis Orcullo

Warren Kiamco

Efren Reyes

Francisco Bustamante

Dennis Hatch

Oscar Dominguez

Ernesto Dominguez

Ramon Mistica

Ko Pin Yi 

Ko Pin Chung

Chang Jung Lin

Cheng Yu Hsuan



Daniel Busch – povpool@gmail.com

Hard Times Billiards

17450 Bellflower Blvd.

Bellflower, CA 90706