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SkyscraperChris
05-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Awesome new match. This guy (Mark Tadd) shoots from the hip like me, but man is he moody. Where is he now? Commentators really make him sound awful. Very entertaining match, great to see Kim in action. Kind of rare to see matches of him online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnVL6-IBFLE

rossaroni
05-24-2011, 05:48 PM
Where is he now? Commentators really make him sound awful.

I think he kind of left the scene for a while. I saw him at the DCC a couple years ago. I heard he was 'born again' and quit gambling.

I did not watch the whole match, but what do you mean by 'make him sound awful'? As a player or person?

Fast Lenny
05-24-2011, 05:49 PM
Awesome new match. This guy (Mark Tadd) shoots from the hip like me, but man is he moody. Where is he now? Commentators really make him sound awful. Very entertaining match, great to see Kim in action. Kind of rare to see matches of him online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnVL6-IBFLE

Billy I and Jay Helfert on the mic.

Pushout
05-24-2011, 06:35 PM
I think he kind of left the scene for a while. I saw him at the DCC a couple years ago. I heard he was 'born again' and quit gambling.

I did not watch the whole match, but what do you mean by 'make him sound awful'? As a player or person?

He's born again, alright. He's been here preaching, mostly in the NPR section. Haven't heard anything of him in a while. I had a few pms back and forth with him, not really a problem. Used to be a very strong player at one time.

brandoncook26
05-24-2011, 07:18 PM
He was a monster player from what I hear. I believe he quit gambling at pool (still plays poker). He gave up pool gambling when he found religion. I wish he would still play consistently. I would have loved to see where he could have went with it.

He was at the derby a few years ago and after a long layoff still ended up top 10-20 in every discipline IIRC. If not top 10 he was real close. It was 2006 or 2007. Jay Helfert would know. He put him in the tourney.

wontonny
05-24-2011, 07:20 PM
Wait... what's going on with his cue? It's only maple from the top half of the shaft.

jalapus logan
05-24-2011, 07:22 PM
He was a monster player from what I hear. I believe he quit gambling at pool (still plays poker). He gave up pool gambling when he found religion. I wish he would still play consistently. I would have loved to see where he could have went with it.

He was at the derby a few years ago and after a long layoff still ended up top 10-20 in every discipline IIRC. If not top 10 he was real close. It was 2006 or 2007. Jay Helfert would know. He put him in the tourney.

Hmmm. Are you saying that poker is blessed, but pool is not? I guess you have to ask 'what would Jesus do?' Jesus would bet it all on the river...

HollyWood
05-24-2011, 07:58 PM
I pretty sure it was 2007 at the derby,that Jay put mark Tadd in( I remember he was using Jay's New cue from Mike Stacy- Mark was having the tip changed-practicing with it. John Schmidt was there, R. Wiseman ,Buddy Hall, Grady , Efren, Alex, Tony, Shane, Scott F. and 400 others. It was the last Derby before the Casino stuff. About 4 blocks away was the best Sandwich spot around. The action was non-stop. John Pinegar(and that crazy Hat, I met Chris Bartrum that yr. Billy Incardonia, Ronnie Allen, Strong Arm John,and Slim(from Detroit). I actually sold a 1980's Joss Shaft,just like Shane was using on His mothers (r-4 Ebony Schon. It was a Super yr for Shane.He won many tournements that yr. Shane played in the banks too , had Frost stuck- but Frost came back.

RackemBilliards
05-24-2011, 09:34 PM
I remember Mark from the late 80's when I ran into him as a young kid in Salt Lake City. He was a great talent who went by the name of Mark Tademy at that time, and just walked around the city (no car), with his old schon cue with the busted off butt cap over his shoulder, entering ring games and tournaments with the likes of 'surfer Rod Curry' and others of that level. I remember him getting in a ring game and just running racks until everyone quit. He never even took off his jacket. I mean really, at least you can take off your jacket, right? An incredible pool talent, I've heard he had less game when it came to the other gambling pursuits. Not sure about the religion, that must have come later-but he sure can play pool.

DogsPlayingPool
05-24-2011, 09:56 PM
How old is that video? The first ever Bicycle Invitational, players breaking with their playing cues, and Jay in the booth sounded like his balls hadn't dropped yet. :grin-square:

asbani
05-24-2011, 10:07 PM
Awesome new match. This guy (Mark Tadd) shoots from the hip like me, but man is he moody. Where is he now? Commentators really make him sound awful. Very entertaining match, great to see Kim in action. Kind of rare to see matches of him online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnVL6-IBFLE



rep to you my friend for linking this awesome match, i wouldn't knew it exist, this is the bicycle 1992 tournament if i'm not mistaken, if not, it can be close, but i'm sure its around 92-93 and this is really my favorite times with pool, I love the 90's matches, love watching them, they are simply EPIC in my eyes.

on a second note, is that Mark Tadd who I hear so many stories about, I heard at one point of his life he would practice on a table for 10 hours only BREAKING, and people would ask him, how can you practice 10 hrs just the Break shot, he then will say, that he doesn't miss shots, and if break works for him, nobody could ever beat him.

What a big statement, a guy who says that is a confident man, and i respect him for that if this story is true.

brandoncook26
05-24-2011, 11:12 PM
What a big statement, a guy who says that is a confident man, and i respect him for that if this story is true.

The year he came to the derby I asked a lot about him. I was told a story by a pretty reputable person. He said when Tadd was playing his best (I believe it was around the time of this video, early 90's) that he went into the practice room at a major tournament and offered everyone the 7. This was the top players, Archer, Davenport, etc. and nobody took him up on it. If that is true, that is a strong testament to his then playing ability.

westcoast
05-24-2011, 11:14 PM
Anybody know what Kim Davenport has been up to recently?

the420trooper
05-24-2011, 11:29 PM
Awesome new match. This guy (Mark Tadd) shoots from the hip like me, but man is he moody. Where is he now? Commentators really make him sound awful. Very entertaining match, great to see Kim in action. Kind of rare to see matches of him online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnVL6-IBFLE

I hadn't seen this one before, thanks for posting. You get rep.

SkyscraperChris
05-25-2011, 01:57 AM
rep to you my friend for linking this awesome match, i wouldn't knew it exist, this is the bicycle 1992 tournament if i'm not mistaken, if not, it can be close, but i'm sure its around 92-93 and this is really my favorite times with pool, I love the 90's matches, love watching them, they are simply EPIC in my eyes.

on a second note, is that Mark Tadd who I hear so many stories about, I heard at one point of his life he would practice on a table for 10 hours only BREAKING, and people would ask him, how can you practice 10 hrs just the Break shot, he then will say, that he doesn't miss shots, and if break works for him, nobody could ever beat him.

What a big statement, a guy who says that is a confident man, and i respect him for that if this story is true.

Thanks guys. Yes, this is from the 92 Bicycle Casino (I live 4 miles from there, but they don't have events here anymore). You guys haven't seen this match because I just posted it to my channel. I watched it a few days ago, and noticed that this kid was a powerhouse. I mean, how does he play so good, and I had never heard of him? I uploaded because I wanted the world to see his game, and remind those who were around in his time what he was like. He had a chance to beat Kim, but instead beat himself. Very unfortunate. I wish he would have matured and made some big marks on the Pro Tour. Thanks all for the reps. Enjoy and subscribe! I highly recommend the "Fast & Loose" series of shots.

Skyscraper

"CaliRed".
05-25-2011, 03:07 AM
Thanks guys. Yes, this is from the 92 Bicycle Casino (I live 4 miles from there, but they don't have events here anymore). You guys haven't seen this match because I just posted it to my channel. I watched it a few days ago, and noticed that this kid was a powerhouse. I mean, how does he play so good, and I had never heard of him? I uploaded because I wanted the world to see his game, and remind those who were around in his time what he was like. He had a chance to beat Kim, but instead beat himself. Very unfortunate. I wish he would have matured and made some big marks on the Pro Tour. Thanks all for the reps. Enjoy and subscribe! I highly recommend the "Fast & Loose" series of shots.

Skyscraper

I remember watching this before.. I had bought it from Accu-stats to watch online. Mark Tadd was/is a gifted player, no doubt there.

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paulempor
05-25-2011, 05:32 AM
Only got through the first 6 minutes and they are still on the 1 ball.... What a battle back on fourth on defense.... Thank you for posting this

Paul

Pushout
05-25-2011, 05:59 AM
Anybody know what Kim Davenport has been up to recently?

Mostly managing the pool room he owns with Johnny Archer in Marietta, GA. I believe.

Black-Balled
05-25-2011, 06:37 AM
But wasn't Tadd kinda like a firefly on the scene?

Admittedly, a real big bug, but wasn't his run limited to a couple years?

No, I don't want to play him tomorrow.

SkyscraperChris
05-25-2011, 10:32 AM
But wasn't Tadd kinda like a firefly on the scene?

Admittedly, a real big bug, but wasn't his run limited to a couple years?

No, I don't want to play him tomorrow.

Haha. Made me laugh. And yea, he seems like a player that would have burt on the scene and then faded by the mid to late 90s.

desi2960
05-25-2011, 10:42 AM
I pretty sure it was 2007 at the derby,that Jay put mark Tadd in( I remember he was using Jay's New cue from Mike Stacy- Mark was having the tip changed-practicing with it. John Schmidt was there, R. Wiseman ,Buddy Hall, Grady , Efren, Alex, Tony, Shane, Scott F. and 400 others. It was the last Derby before the Casino stuff. About 4 blocks away was the best Sandwich spot around. The action was non-stop. John Pinegar(and that crazy Hat, I met Chris Bartrum that yr. Billy Incardonia, Ronnie Allen, Strong Arm John,and Slim(from Detroit). I actually sold a 1980's Joss Shaft,just like Shane was using on His mothers (r-4 Ebony Schon. It was a Super yr for Shane.He won many tournements that yr. Shane played in the banks too , had Frost stuck- but Frost came back.

you might want to ask jay because i was not there, but was told by jay, he picked out one of my cues to play with when jay offered him his choice of cues to use.

that would be a chuck starkey

westcoast
05-25-2011, 12:40 PM
Mostly managing the pool room he owns with Johnny Archer in Marietta, GA. I believe.

I wonder why he doesn't really play in tournaments any more

"Popeye"
05-25-2011, 01:15 PM
He played in the USBTC three years ago in Reno. I think he lives in Salt Lake and drove to the event. I haven't seen him since the early 90's. During that time frame, he came up to Edmonton, AB Canada and played in large tourney we held at Lucky 11. He was unstoppable and won the event and took down a ton of great players. He came up with a guy who was part owner of a pool hall in Vegas (Cue Club). I think his name was Henry Nogiec who was orginally from Canada and moved to the states. While in Reno, I talked to Mark breifly and he said that religion was and still is a huge part of his his life and gambling pushed him away from pool. He did well in Reno during that tourney but he was not the monster player that I saw back in the 90's. Thanks for sharing.
Mark

asbani
05-25-2011, 02:14 PM
Thanks guys. Yes, this is from the 92 Bicycle Casino (I live 4 miles from there, but they don't have events here anymore). You guys haven't seen this match because I just posted it to my channel. I watched it a few days ago, and noticed that this kid was a powerhouse. I mean, how does he play so good, and I had never heard of him? I uploaded because I wanted the world to see his game, and remind those who were around in his time what he was like. He had a chance to beat Kim, but instead beat himself. Very unfortunate. I wish he would have matured and made some big marks on the Pro Tour. Thanks all for the reps. Enjoy and subscribe! I highly recommend the "Fast & Loose" series of shots.

Skyscraper


Hey Sky, didn't know it was your channel on youtube, thats really nice, do you upload matches occasionally? I will subscribe if you upload more matches from the 90s!! :D

asbani
05-25-2011, 02:17 PM
I remember watching this before.. I had bought it from Accu-stats to watch online. Mark Tadd was/is a gifted player, no doubt there.

182855



Wait? You can buy from accu-stats and then instantly watch it online via a provided link by them? is that what your saying, if this is it i would go and buy like 10-20 matches to watch right now :P

I bought so many matches in the past from accu-stats, but the only thing that stops me is the long process of the delivery specially for me as I live so far away now, it takes literally a month maybe more to arrive for me, so if accu-stats invents an online link to watch instant when you buy, it will really make me happy, love tech!

the420trooper
05-25-2011, 02:26 PM
Wait? You can buy from accu-stats and then instantly watch it online via a provided link by them? is that what your saying, if this is it i would go and buy like 10-20 matches to watch right now :P

I bought so many matches in the past from accu-stats, but the only thing that stops me is the long process of the delivery specially for me as I live so far away now, it takes literally a month maybe more to arrive for me, so if accu-stats invents an online link to watch instant when you buy, it will really make me happy, love tech!

Heaven ain't hard to find:

http://accu-stats.com/ppv9-ball.html

hang-the-9
05-25-2011, 02:38 PM
Wait... what's going on with his cue? It's only maple from the top half of the shaft.

This looks to me like a Cuetec with the shaft sanded down to expose the wood.

Pushout
05-25-2011, 03:14 PM
I wonder why he doesn't really play in tournaments any more

IIRC, he had a good showing at the US Open a few years ago. Not sure about that, though.
I think the place needs him or Johnny there, when the owner is away a lot things can happen;)

Blackjack
05-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Mark is on Facebook - he checks in there infrequently. He rotates between retirement and semi-retirement every other month -he is in Slat Lake City -he still plays from time to time "when the let him play"...

SkyscraperChris
05-25-2011, 03:25 PM
Hey Sky, didn't know it was your channel on youtube, thats really nice, do you upload matches occasionally? I will subscribe if you upload more matches from the 90s!! :D

Yes, I have several matches on there. However, Pat has requested that I remove some, and I have, including this one. I respect him and Accu-Stats, and if they request removal, I have no choice. Plenty of other pool to see on my channel. Subscribe!

Skyscraper