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blah blah
05-20-2009, 01:45 PM
Here's the picture below. Check out the player on the left-hand side of the picture, to the left side of the player seated, wearing a black and white T-shirt, sporting a gold chain, holding the pool cue in his right hand, pinky out on the cue.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a333/maiplayspool/jointed%20cue/mar292008JointedCue1stday077.jpg

**Disclaimer: this poll is for fun and is intended purely for passing time. None of the people in the picture, correctly identified or not, have consented to the public use of this public photo. No animals were harmed in the taking or posting of this photo. The results of this poll will in no way affect the outcome of any current past or possible future signed dollar bets, existing or not, especially since current signed dollar proposed bettors cannot agree on an arbitrator (anonymous posters need not apply). Side effects of viewing said blurry photo include dizziness, hazy memory recall, and loss of valuable work hours.

JAM
05-20-2009, 01:46 PM
I love it! LOL! :thumbup:

JAM
05-20-2009, 01:49 PM
Guess what my vote was, Blah Blah?! :wave2:

JAM
05-20-2009, 03:24 PM
Here is a picture of Amar Kang on the left and Tony Chohan on the right.

Notice the higher forehead and chubbier nose on Tony Chohan!

JAM
05-20-2009, 03:29 PM
Notice there is more space between Amar's eyebrows and his eyelids than Tony's eyebrows and eyelids! :)

JAM
05-20-2009, 03:40 PM
Here's another Tony Chohan shot on the right, posing with Alex Pagulayan on thed left! This was taken at the 2005 U.S. Open.:)

sjm
05-20-2009, 03:42 PM
I'm pretty sure it's Whoopi Goldberg.

JAM
05-20-2009, 03:46 PM
I'm pretty sure it's Whoopi Goldberg.

LOL! :grin-square:

Once again, check the space between the eyebrows and the eyelids on Tony Chohan in this picture, and then look at the picture in question for the poll. :wink:

BVal
05-20-2009, 03:48 PM
LOL! :grin-square:

Once again, check the space between the eyebrows and the eyelids on Tony Chohan in this picture, and then look at the picture in question for the poll. :wink:
Did Alex just hit his nuts on something?

Maybe someone asked him if he knew the capital ot Thailand. It pays to know your geography. :)

BVal

Tom In Cincy
05-20-2009, 04:03 PM
JAM, do you have any pictures of Tony where he doesn't have his head shaved?
There is a trend here... Amar has his hair cut, Tony shaves his head... Have you called Tony yet?

Gatz
05-20-2009, 04:06 PM
That's not Tony Chohan...

MexPoolPlyr
05-20-2009, 04:13 PM
100% Amar.

That cue is a Joss that Amar used to break with. Tony plays and broke with SW. Before that it was a Hunter. Amar all the way in that pic.

TX Poolnut
05-20-2009, 04:16 PM
Looks like Travis T.

RenoRex
05-20-2009, 04:16 PM
This is the Famous "Jointed Cue" in Sacramento with Amar Kang on the left and "Fast Eddie" Clark seated on the right ... His presence is greatly missed each and every day.

blah blah
05-20-2009, 04:35 PM
This is the Famous "Jointed Cue" in Sacramento with Amar Kang on the left and "Fast Eddie" Clark seated on the right ... His presence is greatly missed each and every day.

Yes.

What started this whole thing was the pics of poolrooms thread. I was looking for one of the Jointed Cue and right off, saw: Chao (doesn't play or come in much anymore), Loren (still around), Bosey (with the hat- he's made it in maybe... 1ce in three years) and Eddie Clark (no longer with us).

I saw all of those old time regulars and chose that one for the thread. I didn't really notice Amar when I posted it, but I do remember trying to catch pics of him during the tourney. Here I was sitting at table 16's theatre chairs using the zoom- hence the fuzziness and the slightly lower perspective.

Course the guy on the left is still being identified. It could be John Fiedelschnitzer. Any votes?

beetle
05-20-2009, 06:18 PM
Yup, that's the big Schnitzer. A rare photo indeed! :D

CreeDo
05-20-2009, 11:09 PM
thats travis trotter he just beat his dad 7-0 on table 9 with that cuetec that allison fisher signed thanks

JAM
05-21-2009, 02:51 AM
JAM, do you have any pictures of Tony where he doesn't have his head shaved?
There is a trend here... Amar has his hair cut, Tony shaves his head... Have you called Tony yet?

Hi, Tom. I do have a ton of Tony C. pics, but they are on my old computer, and the CD drive is busted on it. I can't plug in an external CD because the new external CDs have "high-speed USB plugs," and my old desktop, even though it has Windows XP, does not recognize it. So I have to move pics from that computer to my new computer via a 3.5 floppy diskette. :o

I am now seeing the overwhelming majority voting for Amar Kang in the picture. Also, Oscar said it, and that holds a lot of weight for me too.

My other half cannot locate Tony C.'s cell phone number yet. If you saw his filing system, you'd understand why. Men! :angry:

I do have two hand-scribbled numbers that only say "Michigan." So I may call one of them and see if it's Tony C. On the caller-ID, we have two Michigan numbers right now, but I think, because of the date, they are another Michigan player who was in Vegas last week. I remember him calling here, giving us the Vegas pool smut. :wink:

Anyway, to make a long story short. I am still searching for Tony's cell. I hope he calls here again soon, in case I can't find it. :grin-square:

I am now on the fence about if it's Tony C. Again, I showed the picture to my other half, who at first said it's neither of them, but last night, he said, "Well, it could be Amar. Look at that pinky." Blah Blah also mentioned Amar's pinky. :eek:

JimS
05-21-2009, 04:10 AM
I can't believe those two guys are sitting on the Gold Crown!

StrokeofLuck
05-21-2009, 05:36 AM
I'm not sure who the guy with the cue is but I can confirm that the guy on the far right, green shirt, arms folded is definitely John Fiedelschnitzer;)

JAM
05-21-2009, 07:03 AM
100% Amar.

That cue is a Joss that Amar used to break with. Tony plays and broke with SW. Before that it was a Hunter. Amar all the way in that pic.

Thanks for the confirmation, Oscar! :)

Hey, wasn't it Amar that used to shoot with a Bobby Hunter cue? The only reason I mention it is because we got a Bobby Hunter cue from Amar when he was in Maryland, a very beautiful cue.

Tom In Cincy
05-21-2009, 09:23 AM
Bobby Hunter made Tony and Amar personalized cues.
Tony's had "T-Rex" printed between the points and Amar had "AK-47" on it.

Both cues have been sold and resold in the last few years. I saw both of them about 2 years ago with the seller wanting to find a buyer.

Last I heard, Amar was playing golf and loving it.



Thanks for the confirmation, Oscar! :)

Hey, wasn't it Amar that used to shoot with a Bobby Hunter cue? The only reason I mention it is because we got a Bobby Hunter cue from Amar when he was in Maryland, a very beautiful cue.

blah blah
05-21-2009, 10:37 AM
At the time of this writing, Amar had nearly 50% of the vote, at 30 votes, or 47.62%. 2nd place is tied between Tony Chohan and Travis Trotter, with 11 votes, or 17.46% each. Combining the votes for both 2nd place finishers at 22 votes (assuming all of the Travis supporters are also Tony supporters) still will not meet, much less beat, 1st place.

Interestingly, adding up ALL of the votes for the lesser contenders (both, neither, and John Fiedelschnitzer) accounts for another 11 votes. If either of our campaigns had garnered the votes of the lesser parties, either of us may have beat the 50% marker. Similarly, if the election had been based on just a two party system, I think there would have been a whole lot more discussion, but also a different- looking outcome. I like to think it would have been more heavily weighted toward my guy, but that is purely conjecture.

I am truly sorry that this entertaining diversion did not continue on to fill the work week (we still have Friday left to go! Feels so much longer with a 3 day weekend coming up!).

If you still want to call Tony, or anyone else, please let me know the response. This was really me trying to convince you- I took the picture, sweated the tourney, and always believed it was Amar- I wouldn't have swayed. And I did try to talk you out of betting; I was never trying to trick you. Just let me know if or when you're there with me on this. I'll PM you my address, and hopefully we can do this again and the next time you will get a lovely signed dollar from me.

That said, several people have posted more beautiful pictures up at the poolhalls from all over thread, there's another argument about the supposed inferiority of women (!) going on, and its about time for somebody to post some good laughs at the funny pic/gif thread. Thank you for the diversion.

JAM
05-21-2009, 10:54 AM
Bobby Hunter made Tony and Amar personalized cues.
Tony's had "T-Rex" printed between the points and Amar had "AK-47" on it.

Both cues have been sold and resold in the last few years. I saw both of them about 2 years ago with the seller wanting to find a buyer.

Last I heard, Amar was playing golf and loving it.

Tom, Amar sold his Hunter cue to KM, and KM shot with it for a year or two. Then KM sold it to a Maryland player who said he'd never sell it before calling KM first. I really liked that cue, BTW. I am sad to hear that it turned up in California, of all places. :(

Tom In Cincy
05-21-2009, 11:24 AM
There is that possibility that the BH cue that KM got from Amar is the original and Amar got a duplicate built after that.
The AK-47 could have been easily put on another BH cue.

Tom, Amar sold his Hunter cue to KM, and KM shot with it for a year or two. Then KM sold it to a Maryland player who said he'd never sell it before calling KM first. I really liked that cue, BTW. I am sad to hear that it turned up in California, of all places. :(

Tom In Cincy
05-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Has JAM conceded yet? is there a concession blog?
Who gets paid?

I bet Tony C will want some Jelly for this wager....



It's AMAR...

JAM
05-21-2009, 04:14 PM
Has JAM conceded yet? is there a concession blog?
Who gets paid? ..

I'm still holding out for a little further review. :o

Let's give this another look. Are you SURE this is Amar, or could it be Tony? Look at it closely. :thumbup:

JAM
05-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Uh-oh. My room mate says it's Amar's ear! :eek:

My question is: How on earth would he know what Amar's ear looks like?

Gatz
05-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Man just give up already. It's AMAR!!!! lmfao

JAM
05-21-2009, 04:28 PM
Man just give up already. It's AMAR!!!! lmfao


But 41 responders to the poll say otherwise! :wink:

blah blah
05-21-2009, 04:31 PM
Has JAM conceded yet? is there a concession blog?
Who gets paid?

I bet Tony C will want some Jelly for this wager....

It's AMAR...

lol there can be NO jelly from a signed dollar. Signed dollars are to be cherished and saved, never spent. : )

JAM
05-21-2009, 04:33 PM
lol there can be NO jelly from a signed dollar. Signed dollars are to be cherished and saved, never spent. : )

Do I have to frame it too? :o

That is, if I lose, of course. I'm still researching the topic and have not completed my conclusion quite yet. :)

blah blah
05-21-2009, 04:39 PM
Do I have to frame it too? :o

That is, if I lose, of course. I'm still researching the topic and have not completed my conclusion quite yet. :)

lolol- : ) no, I've got a frame. : )

...And IF you lose, I publicly stand by my PM'ed promise to send a thank you card with the CA State Capitol on the front: Cap- to- Cap.

blah blah
05-21-2009, 04:49 PM
But 41 responders to the poll say otherwise! :wink:

! :) !

Sorry- I just saw this now and cracked up laughing again: of those "47 responders who say otherwise:"

-- 11 believe that Travis Trotter would be seen in public with anything but a Cue Tec

-- 3 think that I have the only photo known to man of John Fiedelschnitzer, the ONLY guy who ever whooped Chuck Norris, and

-- 5 believe that Amar and Tony are the one and same person [U]despite[U] your 1st page photo of them together

That leaves a still questionably sane 6 people who think it's a pic of a random guy and 17 similarly questionable people who think it's a Tony at some unknown weight/height/date.

...I'm just saying.

Have a great day- leaving work now.

jay helfert
05-21-2009, 04:54 PM
But 41 responders to the poll say otherwise! :wink:

Any of those 41 can bet me $100 each. I will cover all $4,100. Thanks for the action!

Tom In Cincy
05-21-2009, 04:59 PM
What Jay won't cover I WILL. (not betting on the questionable John Fiedelschnitzer ID) But, it could be Travis Trotter with a SW....

Any of those 41 can bet me $100 each. I will cover all $4,100. Thanks for the action!

SupaFoo
05-21-2009, 05:08 PM
Looks like Travis T.

That's what I said but then I realized Cuetec Brand Cues would never get blued like that cue in the picture. Cuetec Brand Cues also never warp and helped my win 7-2 today! I love them! :thumbup:

...lol :rotflmao:

JesPiddlin
05-27-2009, 01:25 AM
I'm still holding out for a little further review. :o

Let's give this another look. Are you SURE this is Amar, or could it be Tony? Look at it closely. :thumbup:

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Could it be???? Look at that ear.... the hairline... hmmmmmmm......... :)

JesPiddlin
05-27-2009, 01:30 AM
**Disclaimer: this poll is for fun and is intended purely for passing time. None of the people in the picture, correctly identified or not, have consented to the public use of this public photo. No animals were harmed in the taking or posting of this photo. The results of this poll will in no way affect the outcome of any current past or possible future signed dollar bets, existing or not, especially since current signed dollar proposed bettors cannot agree on an arbitrator (anonymous posters need not apply). Side effects of viewing said blurry photo include dizziness, hazy memory recall, and loss of valuable work hours.

Someone needs to harm the oversize animals who seem to be sitting on the edge of the pool table, on the right side of this photo. I don't see ANY sign of barstool legs, or anything else. Just what looks like a pool table under the butts.:eek::eek::eek:

JAM
05-27-2009, 02:12 AM
Blah Blah, I have not forgotten you. I am swamped with work this week, but as soon as I get a chance to get me a crisp dollar bill from the bank and autograph it, I will mail it to you. I still have your postal address.

I never did talk to Tony Cho, couldn't find his cell number, and he has not called. If and when he does call, though, you can be sure that I am immediately going to direct him to this thread. :grin-square:

On a good note, my workload is BOOMING. I have been requested to make a cameo appearance on C-SPAN next week. Thanks, President Obama! Keep 'em coming. ;)

14oneman
05-27-2009, 04:37 AM
I think its Obama's brother. ;)

blah blah
05-27-2009, 08:45 AM
Blah Blah, I have not forgotten you.....

Jam- thanks for replying. I think the three day weekend just means that we all have to work more to make up for the day off- I got hit, too. All in all, I really had a lot of fun messing around with this topic and hope you did, too. Have a good week.

floppybear
05-27-2009, 04:22 PM
Thanks for the confirmation, Oscar! :)

Hey, wasn't it Amar that used to shoot with a Bobby Hunter cue? The only reason I mention it is because we got a Bobby Hunter cue from Amar when he was in Maryland, a very beautiful cue.

Could be..but Bobby definitely made a cue for Tony Chohan. In the points it said "T-Rex"