Paul Mottey and Breakers Billiards Bring Back PA State 9-Ball Championship
Breakers Billiards and Lounge is pleased to announce the return of the PA State 9-Ball and One-Pocket Championships. Held March 17-18, the 9-ball event will feature a $3,000-added purse, while the one-pocket event will offer a $500-added purse and be held March 15-16.
The top 30 men listed on BCA Points List on February 17 will not be eligible to play in these events.
This tournament was started in 1990 by Tom Monoski in Montoursville, PA, and was moved to Lucky Break Billiards in Indiana, PA, where it was hosted by Gary Nolan and Ernie Lorelli. It was discontinued, but Breakers Billiards and Lounge owner Paul Mottey is rejuvenating this great tournament using the same format, entry, and green fees, and he will be adding $3,000 to the prize fund based on a full field limited to 64 players.
“This has always been a great tournament with big payouts for the players, and I am proud to keep the tradition going,” said Paul Mottey.
About Paul Mottey and Breakers Billiard Louunge
In the 1970s and ‘80s Paul was considered to be one of the top amateurs on the East Coast, winning many tournaments and cash games. In 1983 he decided to start making custom cues. During the 25 years he was in business, Paul earned the reputation as being one of the top cue makers in the world. Mottey Cues are still among the most sought-after cues by players and collectors. Paul and his partner James White took over Breakers Billiards in September 2003 and completely remodeled it to become one of the nicest rooms in Pennsylvania. Spring of 2007 saw the addition of a lounge with a full bar and good food. Paul retired from the cue business in 2008 and with his wife, Grace, took over sole ownership of Breakers Billiards and Lounge. They host many local tournaments and are tireless promoters of the sport of billiards.