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Every Monday evening we host one of the best local tournaments in the area. 

Now you can get more involved and get paid for it too.

Anthony is now challenging all to get 16 or more players and he will add $100 to the tournament and give the organizer $50 that week.  The format for this tournament must be preapprove usually 8 ball or 9 ball.  Call him Directly for details

Our usual format is;

8 ball handicapped,

For just $20 you can enter this tournament, get a free buffet dinner and play pool the entire evening win or lose.  Practice time starts at 6:15PM and the tournament starts at 6:30PM.  This is a handicap tournament.  Any player is welcome except pro or open level.  The tournament director is there early to handicap your level if it is your first time playing in this event.  Call Anthony to get details 401 232-1331 ext 10


Nelson Oliviera had to get by Joey Dupuis twice to capture the New England 9-Ball Challenge on Saturday, April 28. He did just that, sending Dupuis west from among the winners' side final four, and when Dupuis came back, he defeated him a second time in the finals. The event drew 45 entrants to Rhode Island Billiards, Bar & Bistro in North Providence, RI.


Once he'd dispatched Dupuis west 9-4, Oliviera turned to face Tom McGonagle in the battle for the hot seat. McGonagle had just sent Ted Psarros over 9-3. Oliviera got into the hot seat with a 9-3 win over McGonagle and waited for what turned out to be Dupuis' return.



First up for Dupuis on his three-match march to the finals was Kevin Sun, who'd defeated David Murphy 7-2, and Randy LaBonte 7-5. Psarros had the misfortune of running into Steven Roy, who'd lost his opening round match versus Ty Speedwell, and was in the midst of a five-match winning streak that would get him into the quarterfinals. Roy defeated Marty Herman and Rich Senna, both 7-5 to reach Psarros. Dupuis eliminated Sun 9-5, and Roy ended his five-match, loss-side streak with a shutout over Psarros.


Dupuis, in turn, ended Roy's streak with a 9-5, quarterfinal victory. He followed that up with a 9-4, semifinal victory over McGonagle, which gave him a second chance against Oliviera. The wait aside, Oliviera picked up right where he'd left off. He allowed Dupuis only a single rack in the only set necessary to capture the event title. Rhode Island Billiards, Bar & Bistro owner Anthony Costanzo thanked Viking Cues, Jim Beam and Budweiser for their assistance in sponsoring this event. Click here for tournament payouts.


Monday Night 8 Ball Tournament
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Viking Cue New England 9-Ball Challenge


Rhode Island Billiards Bar & Bistro hosted Ride the Nine Adding $500 to the event in Honor of our founder Anthony "Tony" Costanzo Jr.  McDermott Ride the 9 Tour donated a cue and gift card.  A special thank you to Simonis for extending free items such as T-shirts, cloth patches, stickers and much more, Also a thank you to Predator chalk for one of our give-aways.

36 players hungry players came on a rainy Sunday morning. Al McGuane came out swinging, powering through Matt Treglia, our own Tour Advisor and Representative Rich Senna, newcomer Jamie Bogan, and newcomer Jeremy Perry before prevailing against Kevin Brule to win the Hot Seat. He then went on to defeat Ran Tamba a Ride the 9 Tour previous Tournament Champion to reign supreme as current Tournament Champion.

Ran showed his competitive spirit after being sent to the one-loss side by Kevin Brule, and then battling back through Dave McConnell, Bridgette Pierce, Jeremy Perry, Jamie Bogan, and a grudge match with Kevin, before succumbing to Al McGuane for Second Place.

Kevin Brule had a very strong showing, laying down his skills against Rob Diehl, Clyde Matta, Ran Tamba, and Mike McKeever, forcing his way to the hot seat match where he was sent to the one-loss side by the tournament champion in a close match. There he lost the fight in his grudge match against Ran, ending in Third Place.

Newcomer Jamie Bogan showed that just because he was new to the tour, he wasn't new to the game, beating the likes of James Ramsdell (raffle winner), and Dave McConnell, before being sent to the one-loss side by Al McGuane, where he then battled his way through Scott Reynolds, Rich Howard, and Mike McKeever before losing to Ran and securing Fourth Place.

Rounding out the day were Mike McKeever and newcomer Jeremy Perry who played hard and smart in his first Ride the 9 Tour tournament and came in 5th/6th, as well as newcomer Bridgette Pierce, and Rich Howard who made it to 7th/8th.

We would like to remind our Female players, there is a McDermott cue up for grabs during the Finale. You must qualify for the finale by playing in 5 events or 4 and a surcharge. The day of the Finale, we must have 3 qualified females play that day. This pool cue was donated back to us by Mz. Tam Creative Pool Solutions after she won it in a raffle.

Just a reminder, the next tournament will be at Straight Shooters in Fall River, MA with a guaranteed $250.00 added. We are hoping for 40 teams minimum. Get ready for a Partner's Pallooza, two trophies for our Tour Champions, and great payouts as always. Please contact McDermott Ride the 9 Tour 9 ( for details, flyer, and Gloria will help find you a Partner!

Thank you again and Good luck!

Congratulations to all who cashed, and thank you to everyone for coming.

As always, thank you to all of the Sponsors, McDermott Cues, Simonis Cloth, Aramith, Narragansett Brewery, MzTam (, PoolDawg Billiard Supplies, Who Dem Billiards Apparel, Predator Chalk, our Supporter Nerium, and our newest supporter Pool League Association. Without them, we could not do what we do.


1st - Al McGuane - $600.00

2nd - Ran Tamba - $350.00

3rd - Kevin Brule - $250.00

4th - Jamie Bogan - $150.00

5th/6th - Mike McKeever / Jeremy Perry - $100.00 Each

7th/8th - Bridgette Pierce / Rich Howard - $75.00 Each


1st - $600.00

2nd - $300.00

3rd - $200.00

4th - $120.00

Ride The 9 Tour 2016

To all who attended RI Billiard, Bar & Bistro and Capital Billiards for the “Ride The 9 Tour” Tournament: With over 15 new players, we are expanding our base! Thank you to all who attended and thank you to our new Sponsor, “9-Ball” the movie, as well as Narragansett Beer for their continued sponsorship.


Below are the results of the tournament:


A great start to our 2nd Tourney with a nail-biting hill match between Linda Morton and Stephen Marotto. Stephen, a favored, was unable to overpower Linda in the last game and Linda remained in the winner’s bracket.


Shayne Cote decided to try his luck following a great placement in the Joss Tour recently, but Ty Speedwell showed no mercy! Ty moved on to face Lorenzo Reyes and Lorenzo emerged the Victor.


Liz Taylor, met up with Tsephel Tenzin giving him his first loss, sending him to the losers bracket only to face his brother Choneyi. The brothers battled, sending Choneyi to try his luck with Liz. Choneyi came out blazing the first match with a 5-0 victory. Liz however, would not hear of it. Liz and Choneyi battled, playing a great Chess Match. Liz’s discipline and determination paid off with a First-Place Victory.


1 kevin Mauck            125

2 harry Miller               $75

3 ricky mancini            $60

4 edward gomaz         $ 50

5 ali costa                     $ 40

6 even burch                $ 20

7 jessie olson               $ 20




8 ryan mc coy              $ 20

9 coutney mc kenna   $20

10 marion everton     $ 20

11 brian baley             $ 10

12 jamie Richard        $ 10

13 mark Flaherty       $ 10

14 jeff Anderson        $ 10

15  paul  troia              $ 10


R.I. Billiards Shoot For The Cure 2015 Winners

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