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Replacement of the BCA, with A Pool Trust Membership Organization

Posted 08-11-2018 at 04:22 AM by 336Robin
Updated 08-18-2018 at 05:32 AM by 336Robin

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The statement in bold is very true. I ask myself, if that was the main root cause of the decline of Pool, then why hasn't someone thought of creating an organization that would be a membership organization in which people were members that paid some dues to fix what the BCA broke?

Never mind that if you set this organization up as a foundation that saved more than it spent and used the interest off of its growing bankroll in a mutual fund, that Pool would have a permanent source of
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Blood! Blood!

Posted 07-17-2018 at 05:37 AM by Nostroke
Updated 09-22-2018 at 08:04 AM by Nostroke

Back in in the 70’s a friend wanted me to tag along to see this guy in upper Westchester. My buddy, Eric, had found himself in possession of some extremely low quality green leafy material-referred to as ‘headache weed’ back then as no matter how much you consumed, that would be all you got. My friend wasn’t having that, and he told me this guy Spencer was the only person to whom he could unload it. It was only an ounce and If it was tested for THC, you probably couldn’t be prosecuted for it....
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My Dream With Big Paulie (6/23/18)

Posted 06-24-2018 at 12:10 PM by Nostroke
Updated 08-12-2018 at 02:24 PM by Nostroke

I joined what seemed to be a simple men’s hangout club in NYC. I went there every chance i had. It was in a Brownstone with the usual 6-7 cement steps out front. I’m in my 30′s or so.

I hang around for 2-3 weeks there having fun with the guys-Just BSn mostly, talking about fishing, women etc. No one ever talks about the club itself, dues, who owns it or anything similar. None of that enters my mind while im hanging there. I'm just having fun!

So one day 2-3 weeks...
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A Typical Dream For Me

Posted 06-07-2018 at 08:49 AM by Nostroke
Updated 06-27-2018 at 05:33 AM by Nostroke

Along the same lines as my mafia dreams where i screw up every order Gotti gives me, lose or spill ketchup on his suit and wind up going for a long drive in the country with Joe Pesci sitting behind me, Donald Trump last night insisted on lending me his Stradivarius Violin. Things proceeded southward from there. The Stradivarius was in a plain cardboard box so as not to draw unwanted attention.The first thing that goes wrong is when i take it out of the box, some guy rips it up for recycling....
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Quest for 200

Posted 05-25-2018 at 04:34 PM by Straightpool_99

Huge stroke improvement! Adjusted my grip to be a tad firmer with all fingers in contact on ball hit, slowed the backstroke down some, and increased the back pause! Wow, I fell into sick stroke! Ran 80 balls like butter and got a kick. Then a 52 just goofing around with insane stroke shots in there and a 30 unfinished. Not too shabby, but still my focus is not quite good enough for 3 digits. I keep fading out.

I suspect it's from being overweight. I'm going on a very harsh diet, to...
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Quest for 200, day one

Posted 05-18-2018 at 04:39 PM by Straightpool_99

Well the results are in, and they are not good!

Spent 2.5 hours at the pool hall. Broke 50 only once. I'm disgusted. I recon at this point I'm as far away from running 200 as I am from running 100 meters in under 10 seconds! But I also think I can fix it, I just need more time.

Problem: My stroke has suffered more than I feared. My draw is weak and I can't stroke the breakshots with confidence, because I jerk the forward swing. TERRIBLE. I also think I'm not playing...
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Quest for 200

Posted 05-17-2018 at 02:02 AM by Straightpool_99

Well, the first day didn't go as planned. Couldn't even get started properly before I was interrupted by a phone call and had to leave. The short warm-up session showed me something important, though. I missed a couple of shots by throwing them out of the pocket. Otherwise my stroke seemed to not have suffered too much from my lay-off. Touch was decent, draw lacked a bit of power, otherwise ok.

In order to run 200, all such English-misses must be avoided. For my first REAL training...
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Respect Finally

Posted 05-16-2018 at 10:04 AM by Nostroke
Updated 05-26-2018 at 03:53 PM by Nostroke

In 9th grade, due to some academic and disciplinary problems that occurred at a Catholic school, i had to switch to a Public School. Ninth grade was the last year of Jr High back then and i was the new guy thrust in with kids who had gone to school together for two years minimum, and many who had been together since kindergarten.

All the “cool kids” dressed in the style of the day whereas previously i had worn a school uniform. I didn’t have any cool clothes and...
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My efforts to become a 200 ball runner, the (re)beginning

Posted 05-15-2018 at 10:10 PM by Straightpool_99

A few months ago I announced on the forum that I was quitting pool. Well, I'm an addict and I had no chance. I must accept what I cannot change. I've bought back my cue and I'm ready to start anew.

Status: Haven't touched cue in about 6 months, and my game was on the downslide way before that. No idea where it is at this moment. Physically, I'm middle-aged, flabby and not in good shape. Neither of those facts are acceptable.

Goal of day one: Run 50 balls. Modest, but...
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Worst ER ever?

Posted 05-04-2018 at 06:58 AM by Nostroke
Updated 06-13-2018 at 08:40 AM by Nostroke

WORST ER EVER?
This past Tuesday 4/17, I fell and broke my elbow/arm (hairline fracture), tripping over one of those ‘manhole covers’ in a gas station within 30 yds of my home. The covers were raised at least an inch off the surface. Admittedly, the one that got me may have been painted orange (There were several in the area- both painted and unpainted) but 2 cars were coming at me from 2 different directions and my attention was on them. After my foot made direct contact with the cover....
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Very Rare Gus Szamboti Purpleheart Cue

Posted 04-17-2018 at 12:13 PM by acho7

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[IMG][/IMG]Very Rare Gus Szamboti Purpleheart Cue

"Gus Szamboti Cue: SW 19.6 oz. 3 original shafts: 2 are 12 3/4 mm in very good condition; 1 is 13 mm in very good to excellent condition. This particular cue is very rare for several reasons. The cue is all original, meaning that Gus Szamboti is the only cue maker to do any work on this cue. The shafts, finish, and
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Cliff Joyner recover fund raising efforts

Posted 04-11-2018 at 01:26 PM by perfectpocketz

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Hey everybody, for those of you who don't know, one pocket legend Cliff Joyner suffered a stroke during the Scotty Townsend Memorial. He survived but there was extensive damage. He started a fund raising account to help with his rehabilitation but it is very expensive. Any little bit you can spare helps him get closer to a full recovery. Please click the link below and donate what you can. Thank you.
https://www.youcaring.com/cliffjoyner-1139046
Hillbilly.....thanks brother...
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Chinese Pool World Championship (LIVE)

Posted 03-29-2018 at 07:44 AM by Pamela83

Have the rounds already been played today? If not, does anyone have a link to today's matches?
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1.8 Million DACA Amnesty on the Table.

Posted 01-26-2018 at 01:21 PM by sixpack

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Trump really only said he'd be the Greatest Job Creator President ever so I guess we didn't think he'd fail with illegal immigration
Amnesty for DACA folks who grew up here and a deporting the rest while building the wall. I’m ok with that.

Most of his toughest illegal immigration stances were exaggerated by the media to paint him as a racist.
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FS: 7ft Diamond Professional Blue Label

Posted 01-23-2018 at 12:23 PM by pocketsplitter

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Hi all,

I am selling this gorgeous table. VERY new (delivered from Diamond in October) 7 foot Diamond professional BLUE label (not the Pro-am). Green simonis, still plays like new. Comes with cyclop balls (new version) and the diamond triangle. Located in New York.
Text me at 305-562-5100 for info or pics and your best offer. NEW CONDITION, only thinking of selling to pay for my wedding. Thanks AZB!
Bump for a great table
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A chink in the armor of Fargorate

Posted 01-15-2018 at 08:15 AM by bryanlee

Ok here is my 2 cents and what i have seen of the fargo rating so far... This is the thing with me. I can only shoot in 2 tournaments a week that report to fargo. One of the tournaments I have to leave early every week so I play a match or two and go. The other tournament I usually win fairly easy. That being said the only reason I go to those tournaments is to have enough points to shoot in the state finals. I am a 529 fargo with only 414 robustness.. Everyone I play says I am grossly underrated...
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N"E"FS Gallery

Posted 01-14-2018 at 10:57 AM by bryanlee

Not very high end cues but these are the three I will never part with... Sl-5 Schon and two custom Jacoby's [ATTACH]335[/ATTACH]
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Anniversay restore

Posted 12-26-2017 at 09:26 PM by perfectpocketz

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Asking that is like when AZB members ask me how much i charge for my rebuilds, to which i always respond, "if you're going to ask me publicly, then it's out of your price range"
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Anniversay restore

Posted 12-26-2017 at 09:25 PM by perfectpocketz

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Asking that is like when AZB members ask me how much i charge for my rebuilds, to which i always respond, "if you're going to ask me publicly, then it's out of your price range"
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Woodworth Cue with two shafts "Excellent Condition" Matching joint protectors

Posted 12-20-2017 at 03:22 PM by Flatwoodsflash

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This cue is in excellent condition.
Looking to sale or trade. I also have a Brown Ostrich Whitten case 2x4 in great condition that I would like to sale or trade of equal value.
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The Most Miserable Doctor on Earth

Posted 11-04-2017 at 08:47 AM by Nostroke
Updated 11-09-2017 at 03:09 AM by Nostroke

I went to see this Dr for a stomach issue maybe 15 years ago. A relative was seeing him so i gave him a shot. The appointment was for 8AM and i walked in there with my morning coffee and he called me into his office. I sat in front of his desk and put my completely dry paper cup of coffee on it.

He went nuts-yelled something at me and left the room to get a towel to wipe up nothing-literally nothing-zero moisture. While he was out there I heard him say to his Secty “Next thing you...
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The Ogre of Palm Beach County

Posted 11-04-2017 at 08:41 AM by Nostroke
Updated 08-27-2018 at 07:05 AM by Nostroke

In my early years wintering in Fla, i rented an efficiency from an old guy in his 80’s named Chet. He was an ex engineer who had specialized in heat carrying pipes and their couplings. Brilliant guy who still had it in many ways but who also had a bit of dementia in other areas.

Evidently Chet had previously rented his place to a bunch of Roma criminals who used his garage to store stolen furniture. When they were caught, after a chase, the neighborhood (a good one) was filled...
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Billy Thorpe beats Wu 11-1

Posted 10-23-2017 at 09:04 AM by TATE

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Welcome to the U.S. Open Mr. Wu!
Wow, but it's not over yet. Wu is Jay's horse.
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Womens US Ameteur

Posted 10-14-2017 at 02:17 PM by Rhea (On the Road with Rhea)

Playing in the Womens US Ameteur Championships for a chance to compete in my first WPBA Masters event next year.
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Chohan V Orcollo October 5 –8

Posted 10-10-2017 at 08:45 AM by barrymuch90

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This match calls for a decisive third match. Tony beat Dennis 11-6 from the point where the score stood at 34-22 Dennis. He may have found out how to win, just a little too late.
Idk jay if I were Tony's camp I'd be pretty hesitant to bet against Dennis any time soon. Even tho Tony is by far my favorite one pocket player in a race to 40 against Dennis I don't think he has more than a 25% chance to win. I think the main reason he won the first match was in part to Dennis playing w a...
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