EastBay 9-Ball Sniper Pair from Castro Valley and Hayward, Calif., competed in the 9-Ball Doubles Championship. Ray Bailey and Rafael Barajas have been playing together for about a year now. The two also play on the same 9-Ball team that Ray is Team Captain of. They met when Ray was running a pool tournament. The two were paired against each other and Rafael beat Ray. Ray then decided to ask Rafael if he wanted to join a Doubles team together.
Ray has been an APA member since 2010. He has been involved with the Southwest Challenge and U.S. Amateur Championship. After playing in the League for about a year, Ray became Team Captain. He’s been playing with Rafael on his team for the last year.
Rafael joined APA a year ago and has performed well. He’s been involved with the U.S. Amateur Championship and National Singles Championship, where he placed in the top 33 of his skill level.