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11-14-2002, 08:37 AM
Important Viking Tour News

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November 14th, 2002

Welcome,

Please read the following for information about coming events, and articles
on the tour.

Last 2 Events Before the $25,000 Nationals- - - - - - - - -

Last 2 Event to qualify you for the low $30 registration fee for the $25,000
National Championship.

1. November 16-17, 2002 Start Time is 1pm $1,000 Added

Q's 21 Billiards 9570 Mentor, Ohio 440-357-7665

2. November 19th

Start Time is 6pm Mini-Tournament - 1 Day Event $1,000 Added

Northfield Billiards 10333 Northfield Road (Cleveland) Northfield, Ohio
330-467-6865

BE THERE !

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Free $250 Viking Cue* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Yes, that's right, I've gone nuts.

If you have not been a member of the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour in the last 2
years, I will give you a cue (your choice from the tours inventory)up to
$250 worth of retail value if you play in our $25,000 National Championship
Nov. 20th -24th.

What's that question your asking? Is there a catch?

Well, kinda. But it's a god one.

As you may know, the Viking Tours $25,000 National Championship has a free
entry to all 2001 &amp; 2002 members of the tour. And non-members have to pay a
$200 registration fee. Soo there's the catch. Not bad huh?

Anyway, sweat this. If you have been thinking about playing in this event,
it's time to make up your mind. I hope this offer helps. It has always been
the goal of the Viking Tour to introduce new players to our great sport and
I hope this offer is taken by everyone.

For $200 you get to play in the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tours $25,000 National
event. In this event you get to compete against some of the best amature and
professional players in the world and you get a FREE VIKING CUE.

Any questions?

Call Mike Janis 1-800-200-POOL (7665)

I am available whenever I'm not sleeping. If you get my voice mail, please
leave a message and I will call you back.

*Viking cue offer good to any new player that participates in the 2002
Championship and has paid there $200 registration fee. (You will receive you
cue at the National Championship) Your presence is mandatory.

Championship Information Below--

Reserve these dates ! Tell everyone !!!

November 20-24, 2002

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour $25,000 National Championship will be held at
Northfield Billiards in Northfield, Ohio (Cleveland)

The entry fee is $0 for Viking Tour Members from the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
All other players will pay $200 fee.

That is not a misprint, There is no entry fee for Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour
Players.

For Viking Tour Members to reserve their spot in this tournament, you must
be at the tournament location to pay a $30 registration fee by Wednesday,
November 20th at 2pm.

For Non Viking Tour members you must be at the tournament location to pay a
$30 registration fee by Wednesday, November 20th at 2pm.

If you have any questions about your elegibility, please call Mike Janis at
1-800-200-7665.

Depending on the number of responses, we reserve the right to open the field
to more players.

The Tournament will be played on (12) 4 1/2 X 9' Tables with Simonis 860
Cloth.

The race is scheduled to be a race to 9. However, the race may change to 11
or 7 depending upon the number of entrants.

There are over 3,000 players qualified for the free entry.

THE VIKING TOUR WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY TELEPHONE ENTRIES.

If you have any additional questions, please call me at your convenience.

Respectfully,

Mike Janis The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour 1-800-200-POOL

P.S. There will be a HUGE player auction !!!! CAlCUTTA !!!

http://www.vikingcue.com/pages/9ball/110702.htm

R-U Thinking Of Buying a New Cue, Case or Accessories
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If you ar thinking about buying a new cue or anything pool related, you
should attend the Viking tour National Championship next week. I will be
offering Viking Cue at blow-out prices at the event. I can absolutely
guarantee you will not get them any cheaper anywhere on the planet. I will
have an inventory of over $50,000 in cues.

Also, we will have products from all of our other sponsors. The deals on the
additional products will be unbelievable.

Our total inventory available for the show is ove $250,000. It all must go
!!!

Our Sponsors Below

Viking Cues ( http://www.vikingcue.com ), Iwan Simonis Cloth (
http://www.simoniscloth.com ), Tiger Products (
http://www.tigerproducts.com), Joe Porper's Creative Inventions (
http://www.porper.com ), The Monk Billiard Academy (
http://www.themonk.com ), Chalk Box ( http://www.ChalkBox.com ), Elephant
Balls (http://www.ElephantBalls.com ), Pool &amp; Billiard Magazine
(http://www.poolmag.com ), The Billiard Congress of America (
http://www.bca-pool.com ), The Blue Book of Pool Cues 2nd Edition (
http://www.cuebook.com), Mueller Sporting Goods (
http://www.poolndarts.com), Stealth Cues &amp; Cloth (
http://www.stealthcues.net ), Tru-Banks ( http://www.Tru-Banks.com ),
Tip-Pik ( http://www.billiardsexpress.com ), Bunjee Jumper Jump Cue (
http://www.bunjeejump.com ), Harlequin Games (
http://www.harlequingames.com ), Cuesight Laser Cue (
http://www.cuesight.com ), PlayPool.com ( http://www.playpool.com )
Professor Q Ball Magazine ( http://www.professorqball.com ), Inside Pool
Magazine ( http://www.insidepool.com ) Bebob Publishing (
http://www.bebobpublishing.com ), PCC Products, Willard's Cue Tip Shapers,
Westar International, Silver Cup Chalk, The Ultimate Cue Tip Tool,
TuffScuff, A Night At The Parlour Book, Stubby Tip Tools, Billiards Press

Mike Janis The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour 1-800-200-POOL
mikejanis@worldnet.att.net 9balltour@vikingcue.com Viking Tour Information -
link below http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Let The Games Begin
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At this years Viking Tour National hampionship. We will be having some extra
opportunities to make some jellybeans. We will hold some additional contests
like, Break Contests, Rack-A-Round speed shot contests, 50-50 raffles and
plenty more. These events will be open to everyone to compete in. So if you
are coming just to watch and hang around and sweat the action. These games
will give you some extra enjoyment.

20 9' tables in tournament location (12 used for tournament) The rest are
for ACTION &amp; GAMES !!!

Viking Cue 9-Ball Tours $25,000 national Championship. November 19-24, 2002
Northfield (Cleveland), Ohio

location:

Northfield Billiards 10333 Northfield Road Northfield, Ohio 44067
330-467-6865

Also, at last years event we saw some ACTION matches that exceeded being
worth over 50,000 jellybeans.

See ya there,

Mj

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Hotel Location For National
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Our host hotel is:

$35 per night single / $40 for a double.

Travel Lodge 275 Highland Road Macedonia, Ohio 44056

Make your reservation by calling 330-467-1516

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Read &amp; Respond / Wake Up an Smell The
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Now that I have your attention !!!!

Read the below....... Please stay open minded.

Play in the Viking Tour events whenever possible. Go out of your way to
attend these events.

It's worth it !

WHY ?

Ok bear with me. I'm going tell ya why.

When I first started this tour back in 94 it had 17 events. 16 - $500 added
tournaments and 1-$5,000 added championship.

It then went to 25 events. (24 - $500 added &amp; 1 - $5,000 added)

Then it was 25 events but (24 - $1,000 added and 1 - $5,000 added)

then it became 37 events (36 $1,000 added and 1 - $5,000 added)

and then (48 $1,000 added and 1 $5,000 added)

now it's (48 - $1,000 added, 4 - $5,000 added and 1 $25,000 event)

WHY ?

Why has the sponsorship increased so much over the years?

Mainly because the average player attended the event and wanted more. We
gave it to them. We (I) could have taken the extra sponsorship and had
larger tournament like 10 - $5,000 added events and 4 - $10,000 added
events. But what would have happened if I did that? Here's what I think, the
average player wouldn't be able to compete because the top pro's would
dominate the field. The races would be longer, because that's what the
better player prefers (race to 9, 11 or 13). And thus, it would kill the
hopes of the wannabee (you and me). That's why there's more events and they
are still mostly $1,000 added. They are there for us, the wannabees. The
people that need to gain ability and learn to handle the pressure during
competitive play in a 1 on 1 atmosphere.

What's the point?

The point is. The more players I hear from (not the top dogs) but us average
players, the better I can understand what we need to do to keep improving
our end of the spectrum. The more players that attend the Viking Tour events
the more monies (sponsorships) I can get to hold more or even larger events.

Right now the Viking Tour is designed to bring players through 3 different
levels of competitive play. (1. the local level our $1,000 added events),
(2. the regional level our $5,000 added events) and (3. the national level
our $25,000 added event)

What can it be?

It could be a lot more. But I need your articipation to get it.

Why ? Good Question!

Imagine this......(enter dream state now)

Every time you go to a tournament there are hundreds of players waiting to
get in the door to compete. Pool rooms have to be larger to hold all the
participants. That's were someone gets the idea of opening special
tournament facilities where you can go and see or even compete with the
thousands of players in the event (remember your still dreaming). They have
concession stands and a complete pro shop where you can see, touch, try and
learn about all the products before you buy them. A pro comes in just to
show you the proper bridge to use or how to properly sight the object ball.
And his/her services are free just because your there. Not to mention
because the pro makes millions every year from product endorsements on TV.
Kids can learn and watch, moms bring in there youngins to see,get autographs
and take a few pictures of there kids favorite pool player. Ya know the ones
the parents and kids watch on TV every Sunday afternoon and in the evenings.
NOW WAKE UP!

Here's where we are at now......

Pool is on TV, although very scarce, it's still on there. Are you watching?
I am.

Tournaments take place every day of the week and every weekend all over the
country. Are you going to them? I am. At these tournaments, 1 dayers during
the week get 8-50 players at best. 2 dayers on weekends average from 32 to
128 players. 5 day events with high entry fees are for the top dogs, the
pros, the guys who don't work for a living (not that playing pool 10 hours a
day isn't a full time position, it just doesn't pay like one) they get from
32 to 56 players.

Companies sponsor tournaments. Do you buy there products? I do.

BACK TO THAT DREAM......

Ah, never mind the dream, just remember what it can be. How can you help? BE
THERE !

In case you don't know, That dream is my dream. It can happen.

Here's were the Viking Tour is at now.

We travel to many major cities and hold events. Sometimes we get 50 player
and other times we get 90 and up. At each event we ( I ) display products
from our sponsors and let you try them and answer any questions. I can even
teach you how to use them, And I will if your there. You can also buy the
products or play in the events. Most products are discounted around 20% at
the events and the tournaments are cheap to enter (they average about $30).
You get to play pool all day, pick up some knowledge and talk with fellow
pool enthusiasts. There's usually some top dogs there to, most of them are
very outgoing and will even give you some free pointers. The only things
missing from my dream are a couple of hundred players and YOU. ( and ohh
yeah, the TV)

It's possible to have all we dream about the sport. All you have to do is
become an active participant.

I'll end this by saying..........

No matter what region of the country or world you are in. If you and
everyone like you goes to tournaments, plays in them, buys the sponsors
products and has a good time. We can get more sponsorship. So whether it's
the Viking Tour or anyone else's, it's your job to help support the event.

See ya on the road,

Mj

The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour is sponsored by the following:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS WEB PAGES......

SUPPORT Our Awesome Sponsors !

Viking Cues ( http://www.vikingcue.com ), Iwan Simonis Cloth (
http://www.simoniscloth.com ), Tiger Products (
http://www.tigerproducts.com), Joe Porper's Creative Inventions (
http://www.porper.com ), The Monk Billiard Academy (
http://www.themonk.com ), Chalk Box ( http://www.ChalkBox.com ), Elephant
Balls (http://www.ElephantBalls.com ), Pool &amp; Billiard Magazine(
http://www.poolmag.com ), The Billiard Congress of America (
http://www.bca-pool.com ), The Blue Book of Pool Cues 2nd Edition (
http://www.cuebook.com), Mueller Sporting Goods (
http://www.poolndarts.com), Stealth Cues &amp; Cloth (
http://www.stealthcues.net ), Tru-Banks ( http://www.Tru-Banks.com ),
Tip-Pik ( http://www.billiardsexpress.com ), Bunjee Jumper Jump Cue (
http://www.bunjeejump.com ), Harlequin Games (
http://www.harlequingames.com ), Cuesight Laser Cue (
http://www.cuesight.com ), PlayPool.com ( http://www.playpool.com )
Professor Q Ball Magazine ( http://www.professorqball.com ), Inside Pool
Magazine ( http://www.insidepool.com ) Bebob Publishing (
http://www.bebobpublishing.com ), PCC Products, Willard's Cue Tip Shapers,
Westar International, Silver Cup Chalk, The Ultimate Cue Tip Tool,
TuffScuff, A Night At The Parlour Book, Stubby Tip Tools, Billiards Press

Mike Janis The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour 1-800-200-POOL
mikejanis@worldnet.att.net 9balltour@vikingcue.com

-- Mike Janis The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour 1-800-200-POOL
mikejanis@worldnet.att.net 9balltour@vikingcue.com Viking Tour Information -
link below http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Stay up to date on the
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Complete nightly coverage will be available to all throug AZ Billiards.

They will have Pictures and Tournamet Charts available online

http://www.azbilliards.com

Natioanl Championship Spectator Information - - - -

For additional Information regarding being a spectator at the Viking Cue
9-Ball Tours $25,000 ntional Championship.

Please call the event location.

Northfield Billiards 330-467-6865

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Cue
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On-Site cue repair will be available at the National Championship.

If you need a new tip, wrap, ferrule, joint ar anything else it can be done
while you wait.

Repair work done by Northfield Pro Shop. Located inside Northfield
Billiards.

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Play in the $25,000 event

If you would like to participate as a player in our National Championship.
You have to be paid by 2pm Wednesday, November 20th at 2pm.

Registrations will be taken at both of the last chance events. And at
Northfield Billiards up until 2pm the day of the event.

BE THERE !

http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

---------------------------------------------------------The Viking Cue
9-Ball Tour
PO Box 111135 Cleveland, Ohio 44111

Phone: 800-200-POOL (7665) Fax: 978-926-0089 Web site:
http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm E-mail:
viking9-balltour@worldnet.att.net