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Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 52,076
Posted By Mike_Mason
In the 4th pic down - with Nick Varner and young...

In the 4th pic down - with Nick Varner and young man in blue shirt - Nick Vlahos is on the right wearing light jeans and white shirt. ---> didn't post this correctly...it is in reference to post #100
Forum: Main Forum 02-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,416
Posted By Mike_Mason
Happy Birtday

Another belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! JAM...you rock :happy-birthday:
Forum: Main Forum 02-26-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 39,448
Posted By Mike_Mason
I miss Smorg...

Smorg gave me my first greenies. He posted original, funny, interesting, and so many other positive adjectives that I could think of...words that meant something to me and to many others. He...
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mike_Mason
Check out Dave Ross

I probably played my best pool in my late 20s - mid 30s...and that's what I think most players prime years are. That does not mean that you cannot play well and win anymore. Age can be a strength as...
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,358
Posted By Mike_Mason
I agree with that 'billiards and snooker greats...

I agree with that 'billiards and snooker greats have no place in this thread.' I do think that tournament victories cannot be the judge of who the greatest all-around player is/was. The game of pool...
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,358
Posted By Mike_Mason
3kushn - It would give Shorty more reason...

3kushn -

It would give Shorty more reason to be considered a better all-around player because he would beat Ceulemans at any game except 3-cushion billiards. I was making a point that to be...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,796
Posted By Mike_Mason
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,358
Posted By Mike_Mason
Shorty v. Ceulemans

So Ceulemans wouldn't take Shorty's offer to bet on a match that he really couldn't lose at...so it's probably safe to say the he also wouldn't take Shorty up on some 1-pocket for any cash.
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,737
Posted By Mike_Mason
Best advice to get sponsorship - just ask!

I played the Florida Tour in the early to mid 90s and received a fairly good stake from a local auto dealer along with five quality golf shirts with his logo clearly shown on the left front.

I...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,358
Posted By Mike_Mason
All-around player???

If you are asking who is/was the best "all-around" player...then you would have to put "Boston Shorty" Johnson in the mix.

Shorty played all pool games at the highest level...and a world...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,537
Posted By Mike_Mason
Great news...

Danny - it's nice to read that you feel a part of the 'family' here and as a family member I am happy to hear that you are on the mend from a difficult situation. Best wishes for a speedy recovery -...
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By Mike_Mason
Mr. Pool

Happy Birthday Mike!!
Forum: Main Forum 01-01-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 61,251
Posted By Mike_Mason
Bob - thanks for the props...which I also read...

Bob - thanks for the props...which I also read and wrote a review of your fine book. And you are another guy that I know but have never met...I don't think...and I am a New Englander like you...well...
Forum: Main Forum 01-01-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 61,251
Posted By Mike_Mason
Read my book here...joined the forum

My join date reads 11-30-2005...but I self-published my little novel WONDERBOYS in 1998. Soon after that, Mike H. was cool enough to serialize it on this site one chapter (scene) each week for 62...
Forum: Main Forum 10-21-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,259
Posted By Mike_Mason
Dave - watched you play some on the excellent...

Dave - watched you play some on the excellent stream. Looked pretty good to me. Congrats on a nice performance. - Mike
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,378
Posted By Mike_Mason
Spot shot

I can make a good old fashioned spot shot...or anything close to it...most every time. Object ball on or near the spot, cue ball on or near the head string between the head spot and second diamond on...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,199
Posted By Mike_Mason
my take

I could agree with BeiberLvr. Or I would play the 8-ball in the upper left corner and draw the cue ball 2 or even better three rails for a straight in shot on the 9-ball. I would not attempt to get...
Forum: Main Forum 06-03-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Mike_Mason
Thanks...

Some posssibilities here...thanks.

I have played quite a lot when a boy at the Club Passe Temps...or Pastime Club, depending on if you had any French in you...which I do. I have relatives as...
Forum: Main Forum 06-03-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Mike_Mason
New England visit in July

Hello up there!

I will be visiting the Lowell/Salem/Boston area first ten days of July...then a week in central Vermont.

You can't miss me - I'll be the guy in sunglasses wearing a Mickey Mouse...
Forum: Main Forum 05-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By Mike_Mason
Condolences

I met and got to know Laddie through most of the 1970s when he visited us at our pool room in Salem, MA. He had some travel to get there from NH but didn't miss many tournaments. He was a solid...
Forum: Main Forum 05-02-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,293
Posted By Mike_Mason
Once upon a time...

I visited Montreal......Expo '67...and played quite a bit in a room on the second floor on St. Catherine St...in the middle of downtown.

It was a big place...about 20 snooker tables...and I...
Forum: Main Forum 04-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,945
Posted By Mike_Mason
Nice going Tom...

Tom - it's good of you to give an eyewitness account from someone who knew Nicky well - as the great player...and person...that he was. I imagine because of your birthday you will never forget Nicky....
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,452
Posted By Mike_Mason
No seriously...

ha ha...they talk like that in the UK too, eh? well it's true...kind of. I'll respond to your pm. Cheers.
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,452
Posted By Mike_Mason
Welcome to Orlando

I don't play much but I did play a tourney at Cuephoria. It's a nice place and I'm sure you will enjoy your stay in a great vacation destination. I've been pretty busy but do pm me just before you...
Forum: Main Forum 12-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Mike_Mason
not so sure...

Tom - you know as well as I do that any of the Mosconi Cup players would have had a lot of trouble beating Boston Shorty even past his prime...and he was no athlete beyond his Little League days....
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