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inside_english
01-13-2008, 07:50 AM
I'll be in Palm Harbor for a week next month and was wondering if anyone knew of decent pool rooms out there.

Blackjack
01-13-2008, 08:12 AM
I'll be in Palm Harbor for a week next month and was wondering if anyone knew of decent pool rooms out there.

Strokers is a great room - Hammerheads is just up the road a bit (it is an absolutely beautiful room!) - go a little further up the road, take a right and you'll find Capone's (in Spring Hill) - Capone's is one of the best rooms you will ever find. Have a blast!

kevin s
01-13-2008, 04:03 PM
I'll be in Palm Harbor for a week next month and was wondering if anyone knew of decent pool rooms out there.
Blackjack covered it pretty well for you. I lived there a couple of years. PM me if you need help with directions.

our_auctionguy
01-13-2008, 04:59 PM
Family Billiards which wasn't and probably still isn't even in the phone book but it is an old landmark where you could find Ray Martin there playing with the owner Eric Baker every morning. Ray and Eric travel some of the tours together. Tony Crosby, Donnie Mills, Bennie the Goose Jr. and others use to make it a stop on their rounds looking for a little action when I was there up until 2004. It is a small 10 table room. Don't actually know if it is still around as there was some major road expansion coming through nearby when I left the area and the owner might have sold for the big bucks. It is your classic 60's era no frills poolroom with old 4 or 5 double and triple shimmed GC2s or 3s and beer iced down in an igloo cooler because after the glass front fridge died, people liked their beer on ice better, so why fix the cooler? If you plan to head to Clearwater Beach, you might want to stop just for the heck of it for a cheap cold one and possibly meet Ray Martin. Hope it is still there.

Blackjack
01-14-2008, 06:16 AM
Family Billiards which wasn't and probably still isn't even in the phone book but it is an old landmark where you could find Ray Martin there playing with the owner Eric Baker every morning. Ray and Eric travel some of the tours together. Tony Crosby, Donnie Mills, Bennie the Goose Jr. and others use to make it a stop on their rounds looking for a little action when I was there up until 2004. It is a small 10 table room. Don't actually know if it is still around as there was some major road expansion coming through nearby when I left the area and the owner might have sold for the big bucks. It is your classic 60's era no frills poolroom with old 4 or 5 double and triple shimmed GC2s or 3s and beer iced down in an igloo cooler because after the glass front fridge died, people liked their beer on ice better, so why fix the cooler? If you plan to head to Clearwater Beach, you might want to stop just for the heck of it for a cheap cold one and possibly meet Ray Martin. Hope it is still there.

If you're really interested meeting a legend, you can contact Ray Martin via this forum - Ray posts in the straight pool forum almost every day - his screen name "ghostball".

Gotta love the internet!

inside_english
01-17-2008, 04:57 PM
These responses were great...thanks a million!

Dawgie
01-17-2008, 05:00 PM
Where is Hammerheads? I'm in Vero Beach, Fl.

karinann
01-17-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi:
Hammerheads is in Holday,Florida on US19 north.
About 2 miles or so north of the Pineallas county-
Pasco county line.

Karin

olauzon
01-17-2008, 05:07 PM
what about rooms in jacksonville?

(didn't want to start a new thread..)

Blackjack
01-17-2008, 06:37 PM
what about rooms in jacksonville?

(didn't want to start a new thread..)

Bankshots - its on Beach Blvd - just before St. John's Bluff Rd.

uwate
01-17-2008, 08:42 PM
If you get down to the st pete area, i recommend sticking your head into this hole in the wall bar called the Flamingo. Its a bar with a number of pool tables and probably the most action of any pool spot in St Pete. The owner Dale likes the game and will put players into the box on occasion. I know all the top players have been in there.

A few AZBers play out of there as well.

olauzon
01-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Bankshots - its on Beach Blvd - just before St. John's Bluff Rd.
googled & located

appreciate it, thanks.

poolshark52
01-18-2008, 05:29 PM
cm"s at 70th and seminole blvd is a great place also. a few good old players and a nice bunch of locals.

David Beck
01-18-2008, 07:53 PM
Family Billiards which wasn't and probably still isn't even in the phone book but it is an old landmark where you could find Ray Martin there playing with the owner Eric Baker every morning. Ray and Eric travel some of the tours together. Tony Crosby, Donnie Mills, Bennie the Goose Jr. and others use to make it a stop on their rounds looking for a little action when I was there up until 2004. It is a small 10 table room. Don't actually know if it is still around as there was some major road expansion coming through nearby when I left the area and the owner might have sold for the big bucks. It is your classic 60's era no frills poolroom with old 4 or 5 double and triple shimmed GC2s or 3s and beer iced down in an igloo cooler because after the glass front fridge died, people liked their beer on ice better, so why fix the cooler? If you plan to head to Clearwater Beach, you might want to stop just for the heck of it for a cheap cold one and possibly meet Ray Martin. Hope it is still there.

It's still there. I was just there recently. Nice clean place, nice tables. Little more expensive than the other rooms around here. I see Ray Martin at The Corner Pocket and Side Pocket Billiards occasionally also.

our_auctionguy
01-18-2008, 08:21 PM
It's still there. I was just there recently. Nice clean place, nice tables. Little more expensive than the other rooms around here. I see Ray Martin at The Corner Pocket and Side Pocket Billiards occasionally also.

I just found out today Ray is on AZ as Ghostball. I'll pm him sometime. Thanks for the update.

bruceree
01-18-2008, 11:53 PM
How about the fort myers area? I may be in that area in February.

Blackjack
01-19-2008, 06:24 AM
How about the fort myers area? I may be in that area in February.


Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral - they are having a Viking Tour event next weekend.

In Fort Myers you have Towne Billiards - Action Billiards - 8 Ball Lounge and IIRC - a place called Miscue Lounge.

Dead Money
01-19-2008, 02:49 PM
Daytona Beach? Going down there to see my brother in about a month:)

Blackjack
01-21-2008, 12:14 PM
Daytona Beach? Going down there to see my brother in about a month:)


Uncle Waldo's at 2454 S. Nova - and Brown's Billiards at 1240 N. Nova

bruceree
01-21-2008, 01:24 PM
Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral - they are having a Viking Tour event next weekend.

In Fort Myers you have Towne Billiards - Action Billiards - 8 Ball Lounge and IIRC - a place called Miscue Lounge.

Awesome, thanks blackjack

Dead Money
01-21-2008, 09:16 PM
Uncle Waldo's at 2454 S. Nova - and Brown's Billiards at 1240 N. Nova


Thanks!!!!

dmgwalsh
01-22-2008, 04:15 AM
I'm going to South Beach in February. Anything close? 14.1 would be awesome.

MikeJanis
01-22-2008, 04:20 AM
Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral - they are having a Viking Tour event next weekend.

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