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Players Golf Tour here this weekend

The Players Golf Tour will hold its fifth annual Reno Roundup Saturday through Monday. The three-day event guarantees a minimum $20,000 purse.

The team Shamble, team Super Skins and team Best Ball will be held at Silver Oak Golf Club on Saturday. The 2-day individual golf event will be held at the Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club at Legado on Sunday and D’Andrea Golf Club in Sparks on Monday.

Reno Roundup defending champions are Mitch Hosaka, David Masterson and J.W. Means III.

The Players Golf Tour, also known as the PGT is the “littlest” big money golf tour in Northern Nevada and Northern California. To date, the PGT has paid out more than $1.3 Million dollars to players with 0-28 index. The PGT guarantees $1,000 plus for first place and $200 for the last paid spot in every flight.

The PGT guarantees a minimum of three flights. The PGT offers golf events twice a month throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. Tour stops include: Low Gross, Low Net, Two-Man Best Ball, Skins, Closest to the Pin and Hole in One pots. The PGT has added the “Championship Series Challenge” event in 2007, with a guaranteed $2,000 plus to the winner.

For entry information, call J.W. Means, (775) 852-GOLF (4653).

Pickpockets in National pool event

The Pickpockets will be leaving Carson City in the coming weeks to battle for the $25,000 first place prize at the 2007 APA 8-Ball National Team Championship-Open Division, conducted by the American Poolplayers Association, also known as APA.

“We’re all very excited and eager to play in such a colossal event,” Pickpockets team member Michael Pena said. “In January when we first discovered there was a new league in the area, we were hesitant to start a new team. The format and rules were different than most of us were used to.

“We decided to give it a chance and gained so much more than we imagined. This league is all about having fun and I can honestly say a win or a loss, we always do (have fun). We have met a lot of great people, won some very nice trophies, and also won over a $1,000 in prize money at the local championships back in May. Now we’re on our way to win $25,000!”

The Pickpockets team will join more than 650 other qualified Open Division teams from North America that will be traveling to the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Aug. 20-25, to compete for the Open Division national title and a portion of more than $600,000 in guaranteed prize money.

The Pickpockets are members of the APA Pool League and participate in weekly league play at the Ormsby House. Team members are: Allen Ballard, Pena, David Scheideman, Mark Fitzsimmons, Robert Haddix, Dan Dauber and Chris Wood.