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Ken_4fun
03-10-2010, 09:56 AM
Last night going to our local pool hall, I noticed action going on our front table reserved for action.

Jeremy Jones was playing a local player for nice amount, in full rack banks. (Remember folks, I am in Kentucky and EVERYBODY plays banks). Jeremy and I had met 1999-2000 time frame when I had interviewed him for a magazine. He recognized me and we spoke briefly. (Pool players have AMAZING memories, but that is another story).

Rumor had it Jeremy was going to be back in action today at Noon, with the cast of characters and the monster bank game that goes on here daily.

Jeremy was truely a class act last night, and definately made some fans here.

Wish all my AZ brothers could stop in sometime. :smile:

Ken

PS. Truman Hogue was in last weekend....really neat to see some great banks being played by all...(except me)

brandoncook26
03-10-2010, 10:18 AM
That's pretty cool. Paducah is a good distance from Texas. Do you have a nice room there? I live in Lexington. I would like to check out some nice places in the state, most of our places here have closed. We only have one room left in Lex and there is no action.

Maybe I can come check out your area sometime. Maybe you can show me some of those cues you have; I am jealous.

Ken_4fun
03-10-2010, 11:20 AM
That's pretty cool. Paducah is a good distance from Texas. Do you have a nice room there? I live in Lexington. I would like to check out some nice places in the state, most of our places here have closed. We only have one room left in Lex and there is no action.

Maybe I can come check out your area sometime. Maybe you can show me some of those cues you have; I am jealous.

Paducah is a small down but there are tons of places to play. Pool business is good and new/old place is reopenning later this month. These are fair sized rooms, mostly bar tables but the players room, "Sidepockets" has 9 footers, 8 footers and couple bar tables thrown in for good measure.

I play cheap sets or one pocket and never have a problem finding a game. There are APA, Pioneer, TAP, and in house leagues just about everywhere. As I mentioned, banks here is the game of choice, and I try to avoid playing it as ALOT of good players that I can beat 9 ball or one pocket I have no chance of winning playing them banks. Never had an issue getting the money, and people are nice to play win or lose.

I would be glad to show anyone around or take them to my house and let you play with any of my cues.

Ken

Underclocked
03-10-2010, 11:29 AM
Must be where Jeremy headed after he left Springfield, MO. :smile:

Ken_4fun
03-10-2010, 11:56 AM
He said he is on his way to Atlanta or there abouts to meet family, or at least I think he said that.

He was certainly a pleasent gambler, solid player. He played several "2 - in the side" and a few "3 in the corners" and hit them dead center of the pocket.

He will need his "A" game to play with these characters here.

Ken

swrooster
03-10-2010, 01:34 PM
Maybe he could check out the National Quilt Museum while there. Truman put on a 32 player tourney in L'ville couple of weeks ago. Wonder if JJ is stopping in Clarksville or Nashville? (Not that I'm going to engage him, Pickle or Henny might).

iba7467
03-10-2010, 01:53 PM
I would be glad to show anyone around or take them to my house and let you play with any of my cues.

Ken


Ken, I am sure I will take you up on this offer sometime (if it's open to me of course).

skip
03-10-2010, 02:00 PM
Do any of you guys know Bryan Roberts of Louisville, he an Truman have be friends for years. Bryan has won Truman bank tourney a few times. I've know Bryan for 25 years an he used to work for Steepleton here . Bryan now owns Rack 66 were he does cue repair an sells tables. If your ever in Lou. stop by he has a great shop, an southern hospitality. Skip

Ky Boy
03-10-2010, 02:23 PM
Maybe he could check out the National Quilt Museum while there. Truman put on a 32 player tourney in L'ville couple of weeks ago. Wonder if JJ is stopping in Clarksville or Nashville? (Not that I'm going to engage him, Pickle or Henny might).



No big names were there other than Landon. I played in that tourney and didn't know any of the people there.

Gary

Ken_4fun
03-10-2010, 02:37 PM
Ken, I am sure I will take you up on this offer sometime (if it's open to me of course).

Of course its open to you my friend.

Ken

Ken_4fun
03-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Do any of you guys know Bryan Roberts of Louisville, he an Truman have be friends for years. Bryan has won Truman bank tourney a few times. I've know Bryan for 25 years an he used to work for Steepleton here . Bryan now owns Rack 66 were he does cue repair an sells tables. If your ever in Lou. stop by he has a great shop, an southern hospitality. Skip

Funny you say that. I consider Bryan Roberts one of MY best friends.

A better person you will not find.

Ken

skip
03-10-2010, 02:57 PM
I met Bryan when I used to del. for ups at Steepleton. He is one or the finest person out there. Since I retired I got back playing again. Had Bryan put me in a oversize 8ft table that he recondition. Plays perfect. Glad to know that his great reputation is out there. Thanks for your reply, Skip

LWW
03-10-2010, 03:30 PM
He said he is on his way to Atlanta or there abouts to meet family, or at least I think he said that.

He was certainly a pleasent gambler, solid player. He played several "2 - in the side" and a few "3 in the corners" and hit them dead center of the pocket.

He will need his "A" game to play with these characters here.

Ken

There are some very serious pool players in the commonwealth.

LWW

Ken_4fun
03-11-2010, 06:04 AM
Well it seems that the Paducah boys are too much for Jeremy. I heard that the local who shall go nameless beat Jeremy yesterday for the cash.

Jeremy is a class act and those who didnt know him before, now can call him a friend. Really a nice guy and solid player.

Cant wait to see who makes it in town next.

...NEXT!!...LOL

Ken

jay helfert
03-11-2010, 06:26 AM
I learned something maybe forty years ago when growing up in Dayton. DON'T play Bank Pool with guys from Kentucky or who even live on the border of Kentucky, like Paducah or Cincy. P.S. Gary Spaeth was from Cincy and he could play a little Banks. So was Donny Anderson.

Eddie Taylor was from Knoxville, but Tennessee is just a southern version of Kentucky when it comes to Bank Pool players. :wink:
And Eddie always claimed the best banker he ever played was Bob Boles from Louisville. The other great bankers were the "brothers" from Chicago. The rivalry between these two camps could be intense, like the high school basketball wars between Kentucky and Indiana.

Man, what I'd give to watch Bugs and Cannonball face Taylor and Boles playing some partners Banks for a day or two. Now that would have been the Bank Pool match of the century! I saw three of these four play and let me tell you no one today is any better. Slow cloth didn't affect these guys, because everything was going in the pocket at warp speed. :bow-down:

Ken_4fun
03-11-2010, 06:29 AM
I learned something maybe forty years ago when growing up in Dayton. DON'T play Bank Pool with guys from Kentucky or who even live on the border of Kentucky, like Paducah or Cincy. P.S. Gary Spaeth was from Cincy and he could play a little Banks. So was Donny Anderson.

Eddie Taylor was from Knoxville, but Tennessee is just a more southern version of Kentucky when it comes to Bank Pool players. :wink:

Jay -

If you come to Paducah (and yes Paducah is IN Kentucky), I will let you stay in my house.

Id welcome you to come and play, I know you would have a good time.

Just dont ask me to back you...:rolleyes:

Your friend in pool,

Ken

jay helfert
03-11-2010, 06:40 AM
Jay -

If you come to Paducah (and yes Paducah is IN Kentucky), I will let you stay in my house.

Id welcome you to come and play, I know you would have a good time.

Just dont ask me to back you...:rolleyes:

Your friend in pool,

Ken

I'm on my way! Actually some day I'd love to take one more road trip across the U.S. and visit with all the friends I've met on here. That would be a blast.

Ken_4fun
04-22-2010, 06:34 AM
I'm on my way! Actually some day I'd love to take one more road trip across the U.S. and visit with all the friends I've met on here. That would be a blast.

Let me know and I will get the beer cold and steaks on the grill......

You need to come and play banks here.

Ken

mikeyfrost
04-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Wrong thread!

maxeypad2007
04-22-2010, 03:44 PM
Bryan Roberts is such a nice guy I questioned that he even played pool until I saw it with my own eyes.

He is a great guy and is the only person in this area I let work on my cues.

Doug
04-22-2010, 03:56 PM
Vernon Elliott was a pretty fair bank pool player from Kentucky. Most likely the best pool player Kentucky ever produced.

tucson9ball
04-22-2010, 04:08 PM
Vernon Elliott was a pretty fair bank pool player from Kentucky. Most likely the best pool player Kentucky ever produced.


Hmmm, I'm thinking there may have been a better one. Hall of Famer, short guy, curly hair. You might know his name, Nick uh.........last name is something like Vernor's or Vanguard? LOL ;)

Doug
04-22-2010, 04:33 PM
Yes, I know Nick and another guy from Kentucky named Buddy too. Both are fabulous players and great ambassadors for pool. But as great as they have been both line up behind Vernon except in name recognition. Don't think there are any better people in pool though; at least that I know.

Ken_4fun
04-24-2010, 05:46 AM
Yes, I know Nick and another guy from Kentucky named Buddy too. Both are fabulous players and great ambassadors for pool. But as great as they have been both line up behind Vernon except in name recognition. Don't think there are any better people in pool though; at least that I know.

There is a great banker here in Paducah that is pretty unknown.

Ken

jay helfert
04-24-2010, 06:25 AM
Let me know and I will get the beer cold and steaks on the grill......

You need to come and play banks here.

Ken


I have a plan formulating in my head. Fly to Dayton, rent a car and visit all my buddies in the Midwest. Maybe a two week road trip - BUT WHEN? Late Summer is a possibility.

Doug
04-24-2010, 06:41 AM
(There is a great banker here in Paducah that is pretty unknown.)

My wife has relatives in Paducah and I have visited there many times but never played pool there. Paducah is a stopover each year on our trip out west. Have to find a poolroom there this year when we are passing thru.

camargored
04-24-2010, 07:01 AM
Hmmm, I'm thinking there may have been a better one. Hall of Famer, short guy, curly hair. You might know his name, Nick uh.........last name is something like Vernor's or Vanguard? LOL ;)

Yeah he could hitem pretty good .That Westbrooks caracter hitsem pretty good there in Tucson (By way of the Chicago area)

gulfportdoc
04-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Slow cloth didn't affect these guys, because everything was going in the pocket at warp speed.
Jay, I'm wondering if that's why the earlier players shot most banks with firm to hard speed: that so often the equipment was not only slow, but had bad rolls? I realize most of the guys shot the angles wide, with hard speed to shorten the angle; but I've often wondered how that got started.

I've noticed that some of the top bank pool players today, such as Brumback, will shoot many shots with medium to slow speed. However the equipment is so much better today.

Doc