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gulfportdoc
03-07-2005, 07:00 PM
Has anyone heard what Dan Louie is up to lately? He's such a fine player from the Seattle area. I wonder if he's retired from tournament and/or back room action?

Doc

hemicudas
03-07-2005, 08:25 PM
He is in the restraunt business but does show up for tournaments on occasion.

The proof. Still looks 30 years old too. Photo courtesy, Lunchmoney.

Kerry Impson
03-07-2005, 11:06 PM
All correct, above; he does indeed own a (terrific) Chinese restaurant in West Seattle and still plays tournaments in the area (and stuff like Reno sometimes, too). He's a great player and an extremely nice person to boot.

Kerry Impson
03-07-2005, 11:16 PM
Yes, more or less (the Seattle area covers a lot of territory!!). :)

stolz2
03-08-2005, 01:09 AM
There is my friend Rich "the hat" geiler in the bottem right hand side of the picture the one with the hat. ;) Rich is nice guy and great pool player. Anyone know him up there in the Seattle area?

Mack

Wally in Cincy
03-08-2005, 08:44 AM
He played in the 2004 DCC. Finished high in the 9-ball didvision.

Did not see him at the 2005 event.

UWPoolGod1
03-08-2005, 08:52 AM
There is my friend Rich "the hat" geiler in the bottem right hand side of the picture the one with the hat. ;) Rich is nice guy and great pool player. Anyone know him up there in the Seattle area?

Mack

I just got back from BCA 8ball Regionals in Lincoln City, OR. Geiler was down there in full form...suit and hat. He's a fantastic player. He came up short in the Masters singles...finishing towards the top of the field. Pat Schumacher won the Masters singles.

I heard Geiler is going to be playing in a mixed scotch doubles tourney in Everett at Shotze's this coming weekend. He is partnering with a pretty asian girl names Patty Chen that I went to UW with. She shoots pretty well.

As far as Dan Louie goes, I hear he is also playing in the mixed scotch doubles tourney at Shotze's this weekend with my ex-girlfriend Tiffany Taylor from Jillians-Seattle. That is going to be a very tough team to beat since Tiffany shoots very well.

Jillians is going to be having a bigger tourney coming up April 16/17 and all of the big players will be there. Tiffany will be running it and said that she is going to have probably a 96 player field with around a $40/entry. Should bring out the big guns. I'll be taking my shot at them as well.

lunchmoney
03-08-2005, 09:25 AM
There is my friend Rich "the hat" geiler in the bottem right hand side of the picture the one with the hat. ;) Rich is nice guy and great pool player. Anyone know him up there in the Seattle area?

Mack

I have know Rich for years. He came up to the hall I play at in Mount Vernon a couple of weeks ago and in a matter of minutes he was entertaining us on the pool table. Have you ever seen his famous "kick shot"?

Lunchmoney

Kerry Impson
03-08-2005, 10:12 AM
Yes, the kick shot is hilarious!!! Incidentally, my husband and I are playing the scotch doubles tournament in Everett this weekend, too!!! :) (I hope we're going to be tough to beat....) This will be the first time we've been able to shoot together since the kids were born, so at the very least we plan on having a blast!!! Plus it'll be nice to see everybody again 'cause we don't get out much. LOL!!

lunchmoney
03-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Yes, the kick shot is hilarious!!! Incidentally, my husband and I are playing the scotch doubles tournament in Everett this weekend, too!!! :) (I hope we're going to be tough to beat....) This will be the first time we've been able to shoot together since the kids were born, so at the very least we plan on having a blast!!! Plus it'll be nice to see everybody again 'cause we don't get out much. LOL!!


Good luck this weekend. I may have to hop in the truck and make the 30 minute drive down there to sweat a few matches. If so, I'll make sure to say hello.

Lunchmoney

UWPoolGod1
03-08-2005, 11:55 AM
Yes, the kick shot is hilarious!!! Incidentally, my husband and I are playing the scotch doubles tournament in Everett this weekend, too!!! :) (I hope we're going to be tough to beat....) This will be the first time we've been able to shoot together since the kids were born, so at the very least we plan on having a blast!!! Plus it'll be nice to see everybody again 'cause we don't get out much. LOL!!

Good luck this weekend! I was going to head up there with a local Vancouver player but we decided not to. Kinda glad cause thats a long way to drive to get our @$$' handed to us. HEHE. Kinda just want to relax this weekend. Still recovering from the 12 hours/day of pool for the past 5 days. Haven't done that since college. LOL.

cheesemouse
03-08-2005, 01:33 PM
He is in the restraunt business but does show up for tournaments on occasion.

The proof. Still looks 30 years old too. Photo courtesy, Lunchmoney.

This post has dragged up some old memories for me, back in the early 80's I was playing nothing but pool in the Portland /Seattle area. Dan Louie and Stuttering + Panama+ the Hat Rich G were seed #'s one and two at every event. Back then the events were few and fair between but Dan Louie, at the time, may have been the best barbox player in the country ( with the big rock he WAS the best). Dan had Rich's number in both 9ball&8ball back then. Over a period of three years I saw Dan & Rich in the finals probably ten times. It was hard to get anybody to bet against Dan so when the two were matched in the finals I would just give up odds on the money until the bet was to good to refuse. I never lost a bet riding on Dan. Rich had action in 9ball but nobody had action against Dan in barbox 8-ball, he played soooooo deliberate it was painful. To this day I have never seen anybody play the 'complete' style of 8ball that Dan played. By complete style I mean he would take the time during his run to completely #$%# up the other set of balls even though he knew he was going to cleanly run his set of balls out; I think he called it 'buying insurance'. The guy was brutal...
Another good player from that time frame, David Rhodes, was sitting with me while the TD was drawing the matches for a big 8ball event being played at the Hunt&Fish in Beaverton, Oregon. Dough Boy David drew Dan right out of the gate. He turned to me and said "if I win the flip I'll try and run the set(back then they still played winner breaks) but if I lose the flip I'm forfieting the match just to save my brain cells for the rest of the tournament. Dave did win the flip, broke and run two racks, came up dry, and lost the race to six 6-2. During Dan's two hours to run six straight racks Dave matched up with a guy across the room for some $20 9ball and just told me to yell at him when he had to come over and rack the balls...it was funny.
Dan's very next match was a kid named Leo Newberry. Leo was a lefty who played very strong, he was not energy deprived you could say. Leo was nicknamed the "Lion" because he would stand at the break end of the table while you racked for him and roar at the top of his lungs...it was quit intimidating for sure...Leo was NUTS, but just a riot to watch play. I sat up in the lifeboat the Hunt&Fish had for seating and just laughed my a$$ off for the entire match...nothing could get too Dan and he dispatched Leo with no problem. All Dan needed in winner breaks barbox 8ball was a chance at the table and the outcome was set. I'm serious, I never saw Dan Louie lose a race in 8ball in three years and that must have been atleast ten events times six/seven matches per event, he never went to the left side...amazing
I see now that things have changed in the northwest and Dan & Rich no longer dominate the game but they sure did dominate in the early 80's..

Kerry Impson
03-08-2005, 03:44 PM
Good luck this weekend. I may have to hop in the truck and make the 30 minute drive down there to sweat a few matches. If so, I'll make sure to say hello. Good luck this weekend! I was going to head up there with a local Vancouver player but we decided not to. Kinda glad cause thats a long way to drive to get our @$$' handed to us. HEHE. Kinda just want to relax this weekend. Still recovering from the 12 hours/day of pool for the past 5 days. Haven't done that since college. LOL
Thanks, guys!! Lunchmoney, I sure hope you stop by and say hello (I must have missed you at the Breaking Point last year). UWPoolGod1, it's not such a long way, only about an hour and a half. You should reconsider, sounds like there will be tons of great matches - besides, it'll be fun hanging out with all the champions that are going to be there!!! :)

lunchmoney
03-08-2005, 04:02 PM
Thanks, guys!! Lunchmoney, I sure hope you stop by and say hello (I must have missed you at the Breaking Point last year). UWPoolGod1, it's not such a long way, only about an hour and a half. You should reconsider, sounds like there will be tons of great matches - besides, it'll be fun hanging out with all the champions that are going to be there!!! :)

No, you didn't miss me at the Breaking Point last year, I never showed. An all night one pocket session was the reason I missed it. I can remember talking about driving down that way while playing and when the game was over (7:00am) somehow it didn't seem like such a good idea anymore. I will make a sincere effort to show up. It will be fun to see everyone.

Lunchmoney

cheesemouse
03-08-2005, 04:23 PM
Just an add on to my last post about Dan Louie. It is the final match and Dan is on the hill, his opponent needs two games. Dan is lining up a three ball combo, the balls are all about a foot apart and it would be a hell of a shot to get out with. He keeps going to the third ball then back to the second ball then back to the first ball...he must have repeated this about five or six times. Once or twice he even got back to the cueball, stroke it about five times then would get up and do the whole line up again....finally, he is doing another line up procedure when he gets back to the first ball of the combo he just pulls the trigger and fires the combo in but it's a foul because he shot with one of his balls instead of the cueball...Dan doesn't understand whats going on when his opponent calls a foul. He was so deep into this shot he thought he had shot with the cb and he wouldn't believe it was a foul. I'm telling you he thought the 40/50 sweaters watching were in a conspiracy against him when everybody is laughing and yelling at him what had happened.
He ended up winning anyway but he wasn't convinced he had done such a bonehead thing, he couldn't remember doing it and didn't believe he had.

gulfportdoc
03-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Another good player from that time frame, David Rhodes, was sitting with me while the TD was drawing the matches for a big 8ball event...

Cheesemouse, is David Rhodes still playing? He was a great player, but it seems to me he got into some problems in the late 1990's. I watched him in a tournament match with Annigoni. Rhodes won 9-0. When Rhodes started to shoot the 7 ball in the last rack, Tony said, "That's alright David..." He was playing flawless pool that day.

Doc

Skeezicks
03-09-2005, 04:56 PM
Have you ever seen his famous "kick shot"?Kick shot? What's the kick shot?

cheesemouse
03-09-2005, 05:35 PM
gulfportdoc,

Sorry, I don't know what his situation is now, I haven't seen him in 15 yrs. Dave is a great guy, I spent many many hours playing him. I concidered him a buddy but like many top players his personal life was never what you could say 'smooth'.

You are correct about his game when he had it going on, it was just flawless and it could go on for hours, just ask my billfold...LOL

stolz2
03-09-2005, 09:05 PM
Ya, that kick shot is great with his heel. I played with Dave rhodes about 4 months ago in portland, well I was playing glenn atwell getting my ass kicked getting the 7 out. And rhodes was playing my buddy in golf and taking alot of money off my friend. So rhodes is still around you can catch him every so often at classics in portland. Anyone ever hear of or play a good northwest player named Tom Rossi, out of salem, OR. He got me started in pool, great player doesnt really compete much anymore.

One time rhodes and gieler where playing some money sets, and rhodes beat geiler. After winning rhodes started running his mouth and gieler got mad and said David lets play for ffffiivvee fffive five fffiiiivvee five thousand dollars. Rich stutters, and said 5 5 times.....so rhodes knowing rich only wanted to play for 5 thousand looked at Rich and said. "Rich im not going to play you for 25 thousand dollars are you crazy"?

Mack

lunchmoney
03-10-2005, 10:43 AM
Kick shot? What's the kick shot?

Rich stands at one corner of the table and with bottom of the heel on his shoe kicks the cue ball three rails and knocks in the object ball at the opposite corner he is standing. He is deadly at it and even adds running English.

lunchmoney

lunchmoney
03-10-2005, 10:55 AM
Thanks, guys!! Lunchmoney, I sure hope you stop by and say hello (I must have missed you at the Breaking Point last year). UWPoolGod1, it's not such a long way, only about an hour and a half. You should reconsider, sounds like there will be tons of great matches - besides, it'll be fun hanging out with all the champions that are going to be there!!! :)

A friend of mine was talking with Harry Platis yesterday and Harry told him that the Breaking Point was closed although he didn't know why. Is this true? Has it closed? If so, anyone know why?

Lunchmoney

Kerry Impson
03-10-2005, 11:12 AM
That is very sad news - the Breaking Point is without doubt the most beautiful room in the area!! And it's a sentimental room for me, too, because when it opened as Mr. Z's back in 1994 I was the house pro. Let's hope that it's just undergoing some remodeling or something.... :( I will ask about that this weekend.

lunchmoney
03-10-2005, 11:32 AM
That is very sad news - the Breaking Point is without doubt the most beautiful room in the area!! And it's a sentimental room for me, too, because when it opened as Mr. Z's back in 1994 I was the house pro. Let's hope that it's just undergoing some remodeling or something.... :( I will ask about that this weekend.

Thanks Kerry, I'll do the same and let you know if I hear anything. Like you, I hope any closure is only temporary.

lunchmoney

UWPoolGod1
03-10-2005, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the update Paul. Shari and Kevin are good people, they are both very good players. Yeah I heard that Platis asked my Vancouver friend Ron "Jackson" Jackson if he wanted to go in with him on buying The Breaking Point. However Jackson is going to be opening a poolhall down here in Vancouver when he gets up enough money. Already has most of his pool tables purchased when he was in Vegas in November. Found a nice spot but needed a partner himself for al the expenses.

Jack Madden
03-10-2005, 06:59 PM
Yeah I heard that Platis asked my Vancouver friend Ron "Jackson" Jackson if he wanted to go in with him on buying The Breaking Point. However Jackson is going to be opening a poolhall down here in Vancouver when he gets up enough money. Already has most of his pool tables purchased when he was in Vegas in November. Found a nice spot but needed a partner himself for al the expenses.

UWPG1
Thank you for the update on Jackson. I heard from him around Christmas and he was working on getting a room. Tell him hi when you see him and to keep me posted if he has time.
Jack (sometimes "Jack son")
www.johnmaddencues.com

UWPoolGod1
03-10-2005, 07:40 PM
UWPG1
Thank you for the update on Jackson. I heard from him around Christmas and he was working on getting a room. Tell him hi when you see him and to keep me posted if he has time.
Jack (sometimes "Jack son")
www.johnmaddencues.com

Hey Jack-
Jackson left early this month for a few months to Australia for some exhibitions and see his son I believe. When he gets back he will hopefully putting the room together. We can only pray...9 footers in Vancouver...would be a godsend.

lunchmoney
03-11-2005, 09:16 AM
Breaking Point was closed due to financial issues. I just heard last night that new ownership will be Shari and Kevin Ross.


Thanks for the info, good news that it will remain a pool hall. Any word on when it will re-open?

Lunchmoney

X Breaker
03-12-2005, 02:58 AM
No idea when it will reopen. I'll go ahead and post it when I find out, assuming no one else has.

Will you be going to watch the scotch double tournament?

Cheers,
Richard

Celtic
03-12-2005, 05:44 AM
Dan is one of the nicest guys a person could ever meet. Watching him play pool on the other hand is about as painful as stabbing yourself in the eye with a ball point pen over and over. Despite his super slow play and high tech approach that lacks in rythm in the extreme even up to the mid 90's he was the best player in the Northwest, including Canada across BC, Alberta, Sask, and Manitoba. The guy was the top buy in the Calcutta every time. A huge event in about 1995 or 96 brought in Pagulayan, Gollan, Mikkelsen, Potier, Horsefall, Frenchy, and tons of other top players from across Canada to the Great White in Calgary and the top buy in the Calcutta by quite alot was Dan, and then he won the damn tourney beating Potier in the finals pretty badly, a late charge by Potier of about a 4 or 5 pack made the score only mildy respectable. Dan was awesome once.

X Breaker
03-12-2005, 01:59 PM
Hi Richard...

You bet! There should be some good matches going on. I'll be dropping by there today around 4.

Are you in the area? Are you going to watch?

Thank you for asking. I dont think I can make it out there today. I was thinking about going to show my support for Hsin Huang and Mike Vidas, and also to say hi to Danny...and you. But I am very tied up here at this moment unfortunately.
Have fun...may be you can show us some pictures afterwards?

X Breaker
03-12-2005, 11:54 PM
Doh... I don't have a camera.

The match started at around 9am and it was still going on when I left at 9pm. Dan Louie and Tiffany Taylor won their first two matches, then proceeded to wait 4 to 5 hours for their next match. When I left, they were still waiting.

Mike Vidas and Hsin Huang were playing a set when I walked in the door. I don't remember who their opponents were but Vidas/Huang won.

I believe Stan Tour. and Company beat Richie Geiler and Company. Stan also beat Raul A. and Company. The latter set was a good match, hill-hill. Unfortunately as Raul sank the 9, the CB also went in.

Kerrie Impson and her husband won some matches, including one against Kim Jones and Mike Stevens. (Kim recently took first place in 3 events down in Lincoln City last weekend.)

Well, sounds like you have had a lot of fun. I wish I were there. Thank you for the updates.

Take care,

Richard

jay helfert
03-13-2005, 09:50 PM
He was at the U.S. Bar Table Championships in Reno last week. He hasn't been playing that much, but is still very competitive. He stays busy running the family restaurant in Seattle.

Has anyone heard what Dan Louie is up to lately? He's such a fine player from the Seattle area. I wonder if he's retired from tournament and/or back room action?

Doc

X Breaker
03-13-2005, 09:55 PM
Doh... I don't have a camera.

The match started at around 9am and it was still going on when I left at 9pm. Dan Louie and Tiffany Taylor won their first two matches, then proceeded to wait 4 to 5 hours for their next match. When I left, they were still waiting.

Mike Vidas and Hsin Huang were playing a set when I walked in the door. I don't remember who their opponents were but Vidas/Huang won.

I believe Stan Tour. and Company beat Richie Geiler and Company. Stan also beat Raul A. and Company. The latter set was a good match, hill-hill. Unfortunately as Raul sank the 9, the CB also went in.

Kerrie Impson and her husband won some matches, including one against Kim Jones and Mike Stevens. (Kim recently took first place in 3 events down in Lincoln City last weekend.)

Paul,

My friend Hsin and Mike is in the finals in the scotch double. I have not heard from her yet. Have you heard anything?

Thank you very much.

PS. I miss your photo shop art, are you going to surprise us any time soon?

Richard

lunchmoney
03-14-2005, 10:35 AM
I was at Shotzes for a while in Saturday. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Kerry Impson. I watched one of her and her husbands matches and they played top notch. I wished I had known there were other posters from this board were there at the same time. The talent in that tourney was definitely a who's who of Pacific Northwest pool players.

Lunchmoney

Kerry Impson
03-14-2005, 11:41 AM
Hi, lunchmoney! It was nice meeting you as well, and seeing PaulAlex7000 again (but I don't think you guys were there at the same time). I definitely agree, it was a Who's Who of NW players - there were so many tough teams! And we sure had a lot of fun. Our match with Hsin and Mike was a pretty exciting one, with neither team able to get much of a lead (unfortunately quite a few errors were committed by both sides) - until at 6-6 in the race to 8 they broke and ran the set on us!! Then Dan Louie and Tiffany played PERFECT against us to knock us out - our opportunities were few and far between, and we failed to capitalize on most of them.

Anyway, we had so much fun playing together, and hopefully we'll do better next year - we can hardly wait!! :)

Jack Madden
03-14-2005, 11:44 AM
I was at Shotzes for a while in Saturday. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Kerry Impson. I watched one of her and her husbands matches and they played top notch. I wished I had known there were other posters from this board were there at the same time. The talent in that tourney was definitely a who's who of Pacific Northwest pool players.

Lunchmoney

Was Jeff Boucher (Boushay) there? He seems to win anything he plays in - in Montana, Idaho, and Spokane. He has played in a few major tournaments and done well. Talked to him a couple weeks ago. So its not that far to Seattle - these guys here don't think twice about traveling 400-500 miles over the weekend to play - then back to work on Monday.
Jack
www.johnmaddencues.com

lunchmoney
03-14-2005, 12:22 PM
Was Jeff Boucher (Boushay) there? He seems to win anything he plays in - in Montana, Idaho, and Spokane. He has played in a few major tournaments and done well. Talked to him a couple weeks ago. So its not that far to Seattle - these guys here don't think twice about traveling 400-500 miles over the weekend to play - then back to work on Monday.
Jack
www.johnmaddencues.com


That name doesn't ring a bell Jack, this particular tournament was a scotch doubles. I knew or recognized most of the players there. Kerry may know if Jeff was there.

Lunchmoney

Kerry Impson
03-14-2005, 12:31 PM
I've heard of him but am pretty sure he wasn't there; at least his team didn't last very long if they were there.

lunchmoney
03-15-2005, 05:51 AM
Yeah, it would have been great to meet other posters from here. It was great seeing Kerry again.

I was at Shotze's from 4 to 9pm.


I was there on Saturday and left about 5:00. Sorry I didn't get to meet you.

Lunchmoney