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mikepage
08-11-2008, 08:35 AM
My friend Rory just finished a 10-ahead bar box 8-ball set with Claude M.

Claude showed up last Tuesday.

They started playing on Wednesday when Rory finished work, playing for 8.5 hours.

Rory went to work Thursday and then they played for another 8.5 hours.

7.5 hours on Friday

8 hours on Saturday

Both had been up 6 games at this point, but neither had gotten past 6.

They started at 4:00 pm or so yesterday (Sunday) and finally finished about an hour ago at 9:30 am Monday (17.5 hours this last stint).

Rory won after FIFTY HOURS!

It took 44 hours for anybody to get past 6 games.

Roy Steffensen
08-11-2008, 08:37 AM
Nice :D

What was the bet?

barrett9ball
08-11-2008, 08:40 AM
that is WILD!!! Did they at any point consider adjusting the game for te sake of time?

Ktown D
08-11-2008, 08:41 AM
My friend Rory just finished a 10-ahead bar box 8-ball set with Claude M.

Claude showed up last Tuesday.

They started playing on Wednesday when Rory finished work, playing for 8.5 hours.

Rory went to work Thursday and then they played for another 8.5 hours.

7.5 hours on Friday

8 hours on Saturday

Both had been up 6 games at this point, but neither had gotten past 6.

They started at 4:00 pm or so yesterday (Sunday) and finally finished about an hour ago at 9:30 am Monday (17.5 hours this last stint).

Rory won after FIFTY HOURS!

It took 44 hours for anybody to get past 6 games.
Claude is a classic grinder, he will pack a lunch and go to work.

After the table time what was the haul.........$27.50? :D

gpeezy
08-11-2008, 08:46 AM
Man I would have raced after day two if the bet was anything under 5gs.

Fuji-whopper
08-11-2008, 08:50 AM
Is the Claude M. you are talking about Claude Maurie (sp?) from the south Florida area?

mikepage
08-11-2008, 08:51 AM
Is the Claude M. you are talking about Claude Maurie (sp?) from the south Florida area?
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Yes.

Bigtruck
08-11-2008, 08:54 AM
My friend Rory just finished a 10-ahead bar box 8-ball set with Claude M.

Claude showed up last Tuesday.

They started playing on Wednesday when Rory finished work, playing for 8.5 hours.

Rory went to work Thursday and then they played for another 8.5 hours.

7.5 hours on Friday

8 hours on Saturday

Both had been up 6 games at this point, but neither had gotten past 6.

They started at 4:00 pm or so yesterday (Sunday) and finally finished about an hour ago at 9:30 am Monday (17.5 hours this last stint).

Rory won after FIFTY HOURS!

It took 44 hours for anybody to get past 6 games.

That Claude is a grinder though. What some of these roadplayers do, Claude included, is get the "working man" player wore down by playing non-stop after work until they just give out!

He came through here and did the same thing with my road dog, who owns a construction company. Claude left much lighter than he came! My buddy flat out told him that he would not play until he got some rest. Claude persisted and finally got a small chunk back.

They probably played 30-40 hours here too!

Ray

Fuji-whopper
08-11-2008, 09:07 AM
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Yes.

Thank you, I remember back in 2000 Claude played an 8-ahead set that lasted maybe 30 minutes tops. He was giving James Ladeira the 7-ball on a triple-shimmed table at Action Billiards and lost 8 games in a row.

I was in with James for $300 and I think the total bet was $800-$1k, I left to pick up a friend and got a phone call from him before I even got to my destination. We were thinking "oh crap, he lost that quickly?" but he was all jazzed because he had won the set without Claude winning a single game.

Claude is a great player but he gave up a little too much weight on that particular set and we got away with a little bit of his cash.

mikepage
08-11-2008, 09:18 AM
That Claude is a grinder though. What some of these roadplayers do, Claude included, is get the "working man" player wore down by playing non-stop after work until they just give out! [...]

On the third day, we were trying to get them to freeze up another set ;-)

And hey, we're in Fargo. At the start of the day yesterday, I told Rory it was time to put the grinder on the shelf and fire up the woodchipper.

Bigtruck
08-11-2008, 09:39 AM
On the third day, we were trying to get them to freeze up another set ;-)

And hey, we're in Fargo. At the start of the day yesterday, I told Rory it was time to put the grinder on the shelf and fire up the woodchipper.

Yeah, We're in Texas. We fired up the chainsaw(5k a set) and he left faster than Bucktooth at the DCC. !! LMAO.:D

Ray

tanco
08-11-2008, 09:55 AM
Congrats to Rory. I remember the first time I saw SVB play. He was about 18 years old and his uncle put him in to play Rory a race to 8, 8-ball on the big table for 1k. Rory drilled him 8-1.

iba7467
08-11-2008, 09:55 AM
Claude is a great guy and true grinder. I put him in action here for a while. The same thing happened here. Claude got into a two-day marathon match and went busted on his own money.

I hope the next time he is mentioned on here is for making a score rather than being one.

I think Claude's biggest problem is his grind and heart. He will stay in until the last barrell is fired. He plays good, but I believe his game has lost quite a bit though.

thomba02
08-11-2008, 10:07 AM
rory is one of the top bar box players in the midwest...i didnt know someone that old could still grind it :P

!Smorgass Bored
08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
I'm glad that I played Claude Marrier in a tournament instead of an ahead set. It was over in a rather short period and nearly painless. Claude won 7-4.

Doug




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dogginda9
08-11-2008, 03:42 PM
Does Claude still wear his leather vest when he plays? Every time I saw him back about 10 years ago he had it on.