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Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2020, 06:29 PM
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Posted By middleofnowhere
while there may be others the famous guy was...

while there may be others the famous guy was Steve Simpson. (Cue ball kid)
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By middleofnowhere
deleted irrelevant

deleted irrelevant
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 08:48 AM
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Views: 784
Posted By middleofnowhere
actually he was not unknown. In Florida he was...

actually he was not unknown. In Florida he was winning everything. It was amazing, he won like every other tournament against many of the same players in the US Open. Miz Parica, Siegel, Little David...
Forum: Main Forum 06-04-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By middleofnowhere
The play of the cue would not be much different...

The play of the cue would not be much different from one model to another all things being equal. It's biggest as with all production cues is availability. You don't have to wait three years to get...
Forum: Main Forum 06-04-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By middleofnowhere
Barry will have all his dads records.. It would...

Barry will have all his dads records.. It would be good to have the history and paper trail for the cue. I know one guy who even had the original shipping tube with the names and addresses. Also...
Forum: Main Forum 06-04-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By middleofnowhere
If you remember we started talking about this...

If you remember we started talking about this because I mentioned running into Tevis at a tournament in Tampa Florida. Back then there was not really any billiards publications other the "Chalk Up"...
Forum: Main Forum 06-03-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By middleofnowhere
Just for personal info, Has anyone ever delt with...

Just for personal info, Has anyone ever delt with Lucky "I love cues"
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By middleofnowhere
Make sure you know what you are doing and...

Make sure you know what you are doing and creating a paper trail. Collectables are taxed at around 28%. If you are dealing with a legitimate dealer he may file honestly.
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By middleofnowhere
I enjoyed reading the book TCM a lot more then...

I enjoyed reading the book TCM a lot more then the movie. They are not even the same story. The only thing the same is the use of the names Fast Eddie and Fats. My guess is, the movie makers bought...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
The writer of that story was certainly around...

The writer of that story was certainly around some of the players of the day. In the same paragraph with the New York Fats reference he mentions a guy with a gun under his arm who supposedly killed a...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
If you read Fats book 'The bank shot and other...

If you read Fats book 'The bank shot and other great robberies" he sites references that could have been easily researched back then. The book came out in I think 1966. They are interviews with...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
Jimmy Caras told me an eating story about Fats...

Jimmy Caras told me an eating story about Fats but it was not a contest just dinner. He said Fats ate a whole turkey and all the side dishes. And Jimmy kept poking me saying "Honest to god I am not...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
IMDB shows she did a lot of TV both before and...

IMDB shows she did a lot of TV both before and after the Hustler all the way up to Carrie. I guess she regarded herself as a TV actress. Looks like she had three roles as recently as 2018 and one not...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
I would not know what tournament he saw Fats or...

I would not know what tournament he saw Fats or to be honest where he encountered him. I should not have said tournament. As you know any time you were around Fats he got your attention and used up...
Forum: Main Forum 05-31-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
[QUOTE=Charles Hartfield;6663390] Walter...

[QUOTE=Charles Hartfield;6663390]

Walter Tevis changed his story over the years regarding Fats. Tevis said he attended a tournament for research. NY Fats was there. If you read the original book...
Forum: Main Forum 05-31-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By middleofnowhere
youtube find on the Hustler

Maybe it is only new to me but if you haven't seen it it is pretty good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBcSuNVCTzI
Forum: Main Forum 05-31-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,091
Posted By middleofnowhere
You are right in one respect, coming in with a...

You are right in one respect, coming in with a cue may get you some action. That is exactly what I wanted. I at one time for a few years carried a $40.00 Palmer. It played great but was not a...
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,989
Posted By middleofnowhere
I know you spent a lot of time on this but, "So...

I know you spent a lot of time on this but, "So what" As long as it is a solid playing cue.
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By middleofnowhere
Used to play a lot of bank pool. I would expect...

Used to play a lot of bank pool. I would expect to make that shot maybe 90%. I would use outside and not shoot it hard just medium speed.
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By middleofnowhere
Looks like an Ebonite of Fischer. Google those...

Looks like an Ebonite of Fischer. Google those and hit images and see what you find.
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,091
Posted By middleofnowhere
If the guy is a sucker, who cares. But if it is...

If the guy is a sucker, who cares. But if it is an even game the off the wall cue could make all the difference for you to lose.
Forum: Main Forum 05-29-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,402
Posted By middleofnowhere
I would say not. The weak player is almost...

I would say not. The weak player is almost certain to screw up the opening break and the incoming player will run like 4 so it doesn't really matter at all.
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By middleofnowhere
Wow, thank you so much. Yes I remember some...

Wow, thank you so much. Yes I remember some called him "Skip the jeweler"
He could really play. I was told he used to even give Boston Shorty fits when they played. He would bet to and often trapped...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By middleofnowhere
Another thread on the break

The breaking thread jogged my memory about a guy I used to play like 40 years ago. If my memory is correct he was called “Fat Skippy from Boston”. He had the most amazing break I ever saw. For one...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By middleofnowhere
Thanks I think that puts it to bed. How I...

Thanks I think that puts it to bed. How I happened to come across it I was looking up a player I knew years ago called "Fat Skippy from Boston" and I found the Morton thing. I never did find anything...
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