Rich Kaeser Wins WorldPPA 9-Ball Shootout

Josh Corioso, Richard Kaeser and Kirk Rogers

WorldPPA promoter Bob Beaulieu reports last weekend’s WorldPPA Shootout (Aug 24-25, 2013) held at Garlic City Billiards in Gilroy, California; 62 players showed up to play handicapped 9-ball, race to 8 on the winner’s side and to 5 on the one loss side.    


Stephen Knittel, owner of Garlic City Billiards, provided specials on hamburgers/hotdogs, chips and drink for $4 and everyone had a blast.  Albert Markasky amazed everyone with his tossing washers & bean bags in between matches in the back parking lot; and, Deo Alpajora dazzled others with his ability to juggle billiard balls and trick shots on the pool table.  Sylvester Coronado brought his Iron Horse motorcycle with blue-glowing-lights – Wow what a bike!    Tournament Directors Teresa Mojica and Lisa Coronado ran an exceptionally well organized event.   Thanks to everyone for making this a wonderful tournament!  


Congratulations to Richard Kaeser for taking 1st Place and winning $510; and to Josh Coioso, who worked his way up the one-loss side and then forced Rich into a second final match to a hill-hill decision – down to the last 3 balls!  Great playing by both players.   To view pictures of the event, go to