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Forum: Main Forum Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By ChrisinNC
If the pool room was kept clean before, it will...

If the pool room was kept clean before, it will probably be immaculately clean when it reopens. If it was not clean before, I wouldnít expect it to be much different when it reopens.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By ChrisinNC
Pechauer shut down operations a week and a half...

Pechauer shut down operations a week and a half ago, when Wisconsin issued the stay at home order.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By ChrisinNC
Obviously not a pool player or he wouldnít have...

Obviously not a pool player or he wouldnít have that color cloth.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By ChrisinNC
Myself and a few of our regulars (pool players as...

Myself and a few of our regulars (pool players as well as Atlanta Braves fans) would make the trip from NC to Atlanta about once a year to catch a few Braves games and spend one night. Our trip...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By ChrisinNC
A few have mentioned shelf depth, but no one has...

A few have mentioned shelf depth, but no one has mentioned the pocket facing angle as being an even more important variable as to how tough a pocket plays than the mouth measurement.

5 inch...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,525
Posted By ChrisinNC
Family Billiards & Grill, Boone, NC. From the...

Family Billiards & Grill, Boone, NC. From the Chicago area, it would be down that way, not out that way.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,525
Posted By ChrisinNC
Jay, thanks for the encouragement. Iíve been here...

Jay, thanks for the encouragement. Iíve been here 24 years since I was 39, and I am now 63. To have done it this long and still love being here every day/night and have not gotten burned out, I have...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,682
Posted By ChrisinNC
Jay, youíve provided an awesome summary of the...

Jay, youíve provided an awesome summary of the tier 1 and tier 2 Pinoy players, as you would know better than anyone else on this forum.
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By ChrisinNC
It’s been a while - when Diamond tables replaced...

It’s been a while - when Diamond tables replaced Gold Crown’s and others as the predominant table sponsor for most professional tournaments and for the DCC.
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,525
Posted By ChrisinNC
I don’t have a home table, but I have a closed 10...

I don’t have a home table, but I have a closed 10 table pool room and grill next door to our house. It’s just all so surreal and depressing I don’t have much desire / motivation to practice, even...
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,525
Posted By ChrisinNC
Jay, your post says it all about how serious this...

Jay, your post says it all about how serious this is. I know you and Dennis are very close, and I can only imagine how hard that mustíve been for you to tell him.
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,047
Posted By ChrisinNC
Just what we need Ė another set of balls to...

Just what we need Ė another set of balls to choose from.
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,944
Posted By ChrisinNC
Itís nice to hear that there are areas of the...

Itís nice to hear that there are areas of the country that pool rooms are doing well, and Iím sorry to come across as so negative. I guess leagues are thriving in many areas, and the hard core...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,944
Posted By ChrisinNC
You stated that pool was on a resurgence before...

You stated that pool was on a resurgence before this pandemic, really? What part of the country is/was that the case? Certainly not in NC.
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,907
Posted By ChrisinNC
Dave, I added another one to my previous text, if...

Dave, I added another one to my previous text, if you read it. We have an older player in our room that is guilty of doing it all the time - he just can't break the habit even when I constantly...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,907
Posted By ChrisinNC
Did I miss it or did you mention the shooter not...

Did I miss it or did you mention the shooter not placing their hand anywhere near a pocket to catch a cue ball that you think might be on the verge of going in the pocket, and then pulling your hand...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 684
Posted By ChrisinNC
Taom Pyro chalk is amazing in that absolutely no...

Taom Pyro chalk is amazing in that absolutely no chalk marks show up on the cloth or on the cue ball even after a long session. It's also confounding that 1 cube never wears down even after tens of...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-30-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By ChrisinNC
Most will agree that is likely one of the very...

Most will agree that is likely one of the very easiest 14.1 beginning of rack break shots to execute - not only to successfully pocket the ball but also to get an excellent spread.

However, in the...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By ChrisinNC
A bit of a cheap shot to take at all who consider...

A bit of a cheap shot to take at all who consider ourselves as pool players. It's unnecessary to single out pool players as more selfish than anyone else.
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,438
Posted By ChrisinNC
Jimmy Hodges was a strong southpaw from the...

Jimmy Hodges was a strong southpaw from the Greenville / Spartanburg upstate South Carolina area. In the mid 1970s he had made enough $ traveling around poolrooms in NC, that he was able to fund the...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By ChrisinNC
Sorry, I started a thread very similar to yours...

Sorry, I started a thread very similar to yours just a few hours after you started yours - somehow I missed seeing yours.
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,944
Posted By ChrisinNC
Pool rooms generally don't make the major portion...

Pool rooms generally don't make the major portion of their revenue off the pool table rentals. It's generally the food / bar / alcohol sales that keep a pool room going - particularly when...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By ChrisinNC
I agree. Most of the under 40 pro level players...

I agree. Most of the under 40 pro level players don't likely even stay in one place long enough to bother paying rent, let alone own a residence.
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,438
Posted By ChrisinNC
Mark Tadd comes to mind, but if the player was...

Mark Tadd comes to mind, but if the player was 35/40 around 1990, the timeline doesn't fit with Tadd, who would have been 25/30 at that time. Tadd was considered one of the very best money players...
Forum: Main Forum 03-30-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,944
Posted By ChrisinNC
I consider myself and my poolroom / grill as far...

I consider myself and my poolroom / grill as far luckier than most, as my building and it's contents as well as my home is owned and paid for. However, I never realized how quickly I'd be pinched...
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