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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:29 AM
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Posted By jay helfert
Just curious if his name was Jim Williams. He was...

Just curious if his name was Jim Williams. He was the same age as me (75) and used to supplement his income (I think he taught PE and other subjects) hustling pool, mostly around SoCal. A very good...
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,378
Posted By jay helfert
I think the talent pool in Straight Pool has...

I think the talent pool in Straight Pool has declined due to lack of interest in the game. The last great era for 14.1 were the days of Mizerak, Sigel, Varner, Hopkins, Rempe, West, Martin and...
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,378
Posted By jay helfert
This video was made many years after his prime...

This video was made many years after his prime and look at how solid he could still hit the balls. I was fortunate to see him play when he was still the GOAT at Banks. He doesn't even count the full...
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,429
Posted By jay helfert
One........

One........
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,378
Posted By jay helfert
Many factors to consider here. Contrary to what...

Many factors to consider here. Contrary to what many are saying, there were also some tight pocketed tables in use back then. Most of the best action rooms had a couple of tight tables for the better...
Forum: Main Forum 01-13-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,389
Posted By jay helfert
I've owned and operated several pool rooms and if...

I've owned and operated several pool rooms and if something like this is your biggest problem consider yourself lucky.
Forum: Main Forum 01-13-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,608
Posted By jay helfert
Great report Stu, thanks!

Great report Stu, thanks!
Forum: Main Forum 01-12-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By jay helfert
Richie From The Bronx, 9-Ball Richie, Mr. Nine...

Richie From The Bronx, 9-Ball Richie, Mr. Nine Ball. All of these nicknames he was gifted with. A few posts above are in error. Richie played everybody and barred no one! Let's set the record...
Forum: Main Forum 01-12-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,251
Posted By jay helfert
Spoken by a man who has more arrows in his quiver...

Spoken by a man who has more arrows in his quiver than anyone else, totally unfair! :D

I will only add:
Buy more cues until you get it right,
Toss the other ones clear out of sight.
When you...
Forum: Main Forum 01-12-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,251
Posted By jay helfert
This first response to the OP is as good (or...

This first response to the OP is as good (or better) than anything else that followed.
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,797
Posted By jay helfert
If I were to attempt to name all the players I...

If I were to attempt to name all the players I refereed for it would take many pages on here. I would estimate that I've played a few hundred real pool players (hustlers, road men, tournament...
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By jay helfert
The Superbowl was the first poolroom in the...

The Superbowl was the first poolroom in the Philippines to have a Diamond table. I played on it about ten years ago. Greg Sullivan sent five tables to Putch Puyat (the owner of the Superbowl) to get...
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By jay helfert
I loved his last movie!

I loved his last movie!
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,151
Posted By jay helfert
Somehow I like this thread. So many old farts...

Somehow I like this thread. So many old farts like me, most of whom spent a lifetime at pool. I tend to agree pretty much with Tate. Long ago I lost my motivation to practice, even with a beautiful...
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,226
Posted By jay helfert
They even make perfect copies of old silver...

They even make perfect copies of old silver dollars, dated in the 1800's and early 1900's. I bought a few for five dollars each several years ago and didn't know they were fake until I got back home...
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,046
Posted By jay helfert
Mike, there is a lot for you to be thankful for...

Mike, there is a lot for you to be thankful for during your time spent playing pool. You gained some level of maturity and are better equipped now for your new career. It's unfortunate that you don't...
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,046
Posted By jay helfert
Mike was very outspoken and could be crude as...

Mike was very outspoken and could be crude as well. His idea of diplomacy was to leave out the profanity when talking about someone else, and that wasn't an easy thing for him to do.

Often times...
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By jay helfert
The National Billiard News was our Bible for info...

The National Billiard News was our Bible for info back then. Started by Earl Newby in the 60's and taken over by Conrad Burkman in the 70's. I regret throwing out most of my old copies. I actually...
Forum: Main Forum 12-25-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By jay helfert
Here's wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas...

Here's wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas and the happiest (and safest) of New Years. :clapping:
Forum: Main Forum 12-23-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jay helfert
N As a child growing up in a predominately...

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As a child growing up in a predominately non Jewish nrighborhood I wanted to celebrate Christmas like the other kids. My parents knew this and thus we had a "Hanukkah Bush" set up in our...
Forum: Main Forum 12-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jay helfert
Thank you Bob and Happy Hanukkah to all from a...

Thank you Bob and Happy Hanukkah to all from a member of the tribe. I pray for all my brethren at this time of heightened anti-semitism across the globe. Judiasm is the oldest religion on the planet,...
Forum: Main Forum 12-22-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By jay helfert
You left David Howard off your list. He would be...

You left David Howard off your list. He would be right at the top.
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By jay helfert
Grady had expertise at the one rail kick break...

Grady had expertise at the one rail kick break and he used it effectively against many opponents.
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By jay helfert
Two things come to mind for me. First of all...

Two things come to mind for me. First of all Efren grew up in a culture devoid of 9-Ball. He almost exclusively played Rotation, with some time spent at Billiards and Snooker. To him, much like...
Forum: Main Forum 12-19-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By jay helfert
Justin and TAR were the originators of the...

Justin and TAR were the originators of the streamed, high stakes challenge matches that are so popular today. I enjoyed working with him. He ran a tight ship and was very professional.

There were...
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