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jim rempe - 07-20-2011, 06:16 AM

I have actually wanted to ask this for some time now, and somehow I always end up not asking.

How is Jim rempe, is he ok? and where is he? I hope that he's OK. I haven't heard or seen him for quiet sometime now, and I really love him as a player, and instructor aswell, love his DVDs, and matches from accu-stats, just watched two games for him on youtube, one is 9ball versus Mika immonen (Highly recommended) good watch, the other is Straight pool (Also great match)

I checked wiki and google'd there is absolutely no news for him, google just gives me the Aim Cueball that he invented and nothing else.


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07-20-2011, 06:31 AM

I have a glossy picture of Dean DeForest and Jim Rempe at the May 13-15 1988 9 ball tourney in Santa Ana California sponsored by the S.C.B.D.A. (Southern California Billiard Dealers Association). The Los Angeles Invitational 9 Ball Classic. The purse was 32K with 10K going to first. I believe Jim won that match.

What is noticeable in the picture is a very young Buddy Hall and Nick Varner. The wording on the picture says to contact Jay Helfert for more information.

I haven't heard anything about Jim but always wondered where and what he is up to now a days.

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07-20-2011, 06:36 AM

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I have a glossy picture of Dean DeForest and Jim Rempe at the May 13-15 1988 9 ball tourney in Santa Ana California sponsored by the S.C.B.D.A. (Southern California Billiard Dealers Association). The Los Angeles Invitational 9 Ball Classic. The purse was 32K with 10K going to first. I believe Jim won that match.

What is noticeable in the picture is a very young Buddy Hall and Nick Varner. The wording on the picture says to contact Jay Helfert for more information.

I haven't heard anything about Jim but always wondered where and what he is up to now a days.

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This makes me wonder what ever happened to Dean DeForest.

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07-20-2011, 06:48 AM

I would like to know more about King James as well. I started paying attention to pro pool (if such a thing exists- ) after he left the scene.

Here is an excellent match of Rempe vs. Reyes. I love his mechanics and his stroke is picture perfect!
  
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Jim Rempe - 07-20-2011, 07:05 AM

Jim lives in Lake Ariel, PA just outside of Scranton with Sally his wife of 40 years in a new home he had built about 3 years ago. He has a Connolly Ultimate table in what he calls his "Man Room" downstairs. I have taken 14.1 lessons twice with him at his home in the past 3 years. His back is fine. He threatens once in a while to come back and play at Turning Stone but he he won't until he feels he is playing well enough to win. Jim is concentrating more on giving lessons than playing right now. Jim and Pat Fleming are close friends and he did do some Accu-stats commentary at the US Open in 2009 and attended Johhny and Allison's Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

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Jim lives in Lake Ariel, PA just outside of Scranton with Sally his wife of 40 years in a new home he had built about 3 years ago. He has a Connolly Ultimate table in what he calls his "Man Room" downstairs. I have taken 14.1 lessons twice with him at his home in the past 3 years. His back is fine. He threatens once in a while to come back and play at Turning Stone but he he won't until he feels he is playing well enough to win. Jim is concentrating more on giving lessons than playing right now. Jim and Pat Fleming are close friends and he did do some Accu-stats commentary at the US Open in 2009 and attended Johhny and Allison's Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

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This helped alot, thanks for the informations sir, rep to you.

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07-20-2011, 08:24 AM

Here an older pic with his famous Meucci Originals JR 7 Cue:



Last Time i saw him play was in Cardiff 2002, never forget.

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I have actually wanted to ask this for some time now, and somehow I always end up not asking.

How is Jim rempe, is he ok? and where is he? I hope that he's OK. I haven't heard or seen him for quiet sometime now, and I really love him as a player, and instructor aswell, love his DVDs, and matches from accu-stats, just watched two games for him on youtube, one is 9ball versus Mika immonen (Highly recommended) good watch, the other is Straight pool (Also great match)

I checked wiki and google'd there is absolutely no news for him, google just gives me the Aim Cueball that he invented and nothing else.


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The Wikipedia article needs enhancing, but whoever created it had the right idea in mind.

There is so little of a pool archives in American pool, and much can only be garnered via word of mouth or older pool periodicals. Sometimes the articles written are not as detailed as one would like in the older pool mags and newspapers.

He used to partake in a few Joss Tour tourneys. He got beat by Karen Corr one weekend in 2004, subject to check, and a couple weeks later, he beat Karen Corr at Salt City Billiards in Syracuse, NY!

The last *big* tournament I saw him compete in was the Trump 10-Ball Challenge in March 2003, held at Trumps Marina Casino in Atlantic City. Rempe came in second place to Canadian Danny Hewitt, another player I haven't read about in recent times. The finals was tense.

This was an incredibly cool tournament that utilized a variation of the rules two-shot/push-out, which some old-school players welcomed. Mother Nature, however, hurt the attendance of this great pool event when a snow blizzard shut all roads going in and out of Atlantic City the day before the tournament was to begin. It was postponed a day, but there was still not a whole lot of spectators, sad to say.

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Nice Guy, i wish him all the Best.
When King James is mentioned, I consistently see this type of comment. It's great to see him thought of so fondly...he was one of my favorites as well (I caught the last decade or so of his career). We miss you, Jim!


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07-20-2011, 09:20 AM

Thanks JAM. really beautiful photo you got there, nice classic stance

and logan the match you posted is really CLASSIC! I actually saw it before, but when I clicked your link, I said why not see it again, and I was excited all over again, and loved it yet again, because it's simply an amazing match, love the 90's.

I really do miss Jim rempe, I wonder why he stopped competing at an early age.


and if someone who is informant please try to enhance the Wiki page, update it and do your thing would be great, Jim is a classy player with lots of accomplishments and achievements.
  
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Thanks JAM.

and logan the match you posted is really CLASSIC! I actually saw it before, but when I clicked your link, I said why not see it again, and I was excited all over again, and loved it yet again, because it's simply an amazing match, love the 90's.

I really do miss Jim rempe, I wonder why he stopped competing at an early age.


and if someone who is informant please try to enhance the Wiki page, update it and do your thing would be great, Jim is a classy player with lots of accomplishments and achievements.
Actually, I'm the one who initiated the Wiki article about Jim Rempe.

In order to beef it up, I need material that can be referenced about Jim's pool career. I did peruse MANY, MANY pool print items to get his page going. It is so time consuming. Sometimes it takes two hours just to find one sentence you can insert in an article that can be referenced.

If you don't reference the data in the Wiki articles, the Wiki editors and bots will delete it from the article. It's really quite frustrating.


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More Recent Jim Rempe Photo's - 07-20-2011, 09:56 AM

Top, Jim with Pat Fleming, Earl Strickland, Jean Balukas and Allison Fisher at the 2009 Archer/Fisher HOF induction dinner in Chesapeake, VA.

Bottom, Jim, Jean and Allison the next morning outside the US Open.
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Jim - 07-20-2011, 10:05 AM

Jim stops in Cosmo's Billiards on Rt. 6 in Dickson City, PA from time to time. Saw him there and talked with him a few minutes back in... I believe it was February. He looks great, but said he hasn't been playing much.

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I have a glossy picture of Dean DeForest and Jim Rempe at the May 13-15 1988 9 ball tourney in Santa Ana California sponsored by the S.C.B.D.A. (Southern California Billiard Dealers Association). The Los Angeles Invitational 9 Ball Classic. The purse was 32K with 10K going to first. I believe Jim won that match.
I'd love to see this - as I believe that was the first pro-event I attended. Was it at the Elks Lodge?



  
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