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Forum: For Sale Items 06-30-2019, 04:18 AM
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Posted By BillPorter
I've actually played a game of One Pocket with...

I've actually played a game of One Pocket with this cue and it played great.:smile:
Forum: For Sale Items 06-26-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By BillPorter
Own a piece of pool history

I am posting this for the cue's owner, Alf Taylor.

Eddie Taylor is recognized as the best bank pool player ever. 37 straight banks. Danny Janes made this Joss for him, for his Hall of Fame...
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By BillPorter
I'm thinking follow through for two reasons. 1) I...

I'm thinking follow through for two reasons. 1) I think we'd see a cue ball in the frame if it were a reach, and 2) Efren is pretty comfortable using a mechanical bridge when he can't reach a shot.
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By BillPorter
My favorite pic of Efren and Earl

https://photos.smugmug.com/Pool/1986-Clyde-Childress-Memorial/i-pMFpBK9/3/XL/Strickland_Reyes4-s-CC86-S4-XL.jpg
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By BillPorter
A very young Nick Varner just above Efren's...

A very young Nick Varner just above Efren's shoulder.
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By BillPorter
Now here's a follow through!

Earlier today i got an email from a film maker in the Philippines who is making a documentary on Efren Reyes. She asked if she could use some images of Efren from some galleries I have on the Smugmug...
Forum: Main Forum 11-21-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By BillPorter
DCC room availability

Please disregard this post. It was made by an idiot. (me)
Forum: Main Forum 08-18-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,482
Posted By BillPorter
Jimmy Reid photo and the U.S. 9-Ball Open

They will be using a photo I took of Jimmy Reid back in the 1980s in promoting the U.S. 9-Ball Open. I was happy to allow them to use it for a great tournament that, sadly, I have never attended....
Forum: Main Forum 07-18-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 52,517
Posted By BillPorter
Yes, to me, that's one of the most obvious...

Yes, to me, that's one of the most obvious problems with the crowd who believe that the moon landings were faked. One of my oldest friends (58 years and counting as of now) has a degree in...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By BillPorter
I wasn't contributing "out of ignorance." I've...

I wasn't contributing "out of ignorance." I've been around the game of pool and gambling on pool since the early 1960s and don't consider myself "ignorant" on this topic. I was contributing in an...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By BillPorter
While I understand the value of playing better...

While I understand the value of playing better players in order to learn the game, there are also less expensive things you can do. Lots of books, articles, and videos on One Pocket are out there....
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By BillPorter
Alf Taylor and I together after a 52 year gap

The year I should have been a college senior I laid out of school and played pool. All night, every night I was at Cotton Bowling Palace in Dallas, TX. Never a very good player, I returned to college...
Forum: For Sale Items 05-06-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By BillPorter
Melvin, a friend of mine, Rob West, told me that...

Melvin, a friend of mine, Rob West, told me that he had hit some balls with this cue. Rob said it was one of the most solid hitting cues he'd ever played with.
Forum: For Sale Items 02-23-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By BillPorter
The Eddie Taylor Hall of Fame Cue

Eddie Taylor was inducted into the HOF in 94, as the one of the greatest players to ever pick up a cue.

This Joss cue was made for his induction by Dan Janes. It is ebony, inlaid with Lapis...
Forum: Main Forum 09-26-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By BillPorter
Thanks! I finally figured out how to check on it...

Thanks! I finally figured out how to check on it myself.
Forum: Main Forum 09-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By BillPorter
I just answered my own question

It was in 2009 that the DCC moved from the Executive Inn West to the Horseshoe Casino.
Forum: Main Forum 09-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By BillPorter
When did the DDC move to the casino?

Does anyone know or remember when the DCC moved from the Executive Inn West to the Horseshoe Casino? Thanks in advance for your help.
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,009
Posted By BillPorter
Photo credit

Many of the photos on Rod's site are from the collection that can be accessed via the link in my signature. It is common for people to use photos from my site without giving photo credit, but I have...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,009
Posted By BillPorter
Yes, that is Dick Lane. He played right-handed.

Yes, that is Dick Lane. He played right-handed.
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,320
Posted By BillPorter
Thumbs up Thanks for the post, Fran. After reading your...

Thanks for the post, Fran. After reading your post, I am anxious to try this at my next practice session.
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,320
Posted By BillPorter
I'm thinking this may apply in my case, where I...

I'm thinking this may apply in my case, where I seemed to get more spin on the cue ball with about a 3 inch slip stroke. Cue speed at impact may have been slightly higher and my follow through a...
Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,320
Posted By BillPorter
Sorry, "Junior" doesn't ring a bell for me. I was...

Sorry, "Junior" doesn't ring a bell for me. I was around the Dallas pool scene in the early 1960s. In those days, Billy Stroud was one of the best 9 Ball players in the area. Other names I recall off...
Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,320
Posted By BillPorter
Question The slip stroke; not its definition, but its purpose

In another thread, there was a long debate over whether Mosconi, on occasion, used a slip stroke. Without going into the somewhat tedious hair-splitting about the definition of a slip stroke, for...
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,064
Posted By BillPorter
One more pic of Willie

Here's a shot of Willie taken by my friend Mike Haines at an exhibition in San Antonio back in 1987. Since Lou mentioned masse shots, I thought I'd show you guys a photo of him shooting one.
...
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,969
Posted By BillPorter
I'm 73, and

my self of 50 years ago would surely beat me playing 9 Ball or other rotation games. But I could give him a ball playing One Pocket and just toy with him. Only problem is, he was a nit and I wouldn't...
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