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Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,512
Posted By G&M
Great match between two phenomenal players.

Great match between two phenomenal players.
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 07-22-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By G&M
You may want to try a local shoe repair store....

You may want to try a local shoe repair store. I've bought several old Brunswick cases of this type, and they've helped repair these, including replacing the straps used to close the cases. They...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 12-19-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By G&M
Agree with Bob that there do not seem to be any...

Agree with Bob that there do not seem to be any compiled lists. For certain tournaments in what some might call 14.1's Golden Age (i.e., before the 70s), Charlie Ursitti has some surprisingly...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 09-12-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,191
Posted By G&M
Sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to the...

Sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to the family. Roy helped me in connection with some nice cases that he carried. He was great to talk to, fair, and knew his products well. Once I started...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 07-24-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,262
Posted By G&M
What fantastic memories and stories! It sounds...

What fantastic memories and stories! It sounds like your father was a great man, and that you enjoyed a wonderful relationship with each other. He was teaching you right up to the end. Given the...
Forum: Main Forum 03-21-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,491
Posted By G&M
Thank you for this post, Hoot! Ruth was a...

Thank you for this post, Hoot!

Ruth was a lovely and gracious person who gave so much to her family. Ruth was also an important figure in her community. As one example, she was extremely...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By G&M
Yes, it can be done. There are several brands of...

Yes, it can be done. There are several brands of ping pong conversion tops that fit on a 4-1/2 x 9 foot table. The trick is that, with 9-foot pool tables, the ping pong top will not hang over on...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 01-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,640
Posted By G&M
Elegant is right. One of the most beautiful cues...

Elegant is right. One of the most beautiful cues I've ever seen. What a rare find!!!
Forum: Main Forum 07-27-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,472
Posted By G&M
Agree with "McGoorty." Also, "The Color of...

Agree with "McGoorty." Also, "The Color of Money" by Walter Tevis -- better than (and much different from) the movie. I liked Danny DiLiberto's "Road Player." For something that's not road stories...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-04-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,352
Posted By G&M
To see a master run through the L drill, here's...

To see a master run through the L drill, here's Danny Barouty giving a demo -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7EpnOMqFUU. Using all 15 object balls, it's not easy, but it's excellent practice.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-31-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,716
Posted By G&M
Great that you've become interested in 14.1 Lots...

Great that you've become interested in 14.1 Lots of good advice on this thread. Also, sent you a PM.

Good luck with the game!

Larry Moy
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,007
Posted By G&M
Bob Maidhoff was a close personal friend of Jimmy...

Bob Maidhoff was a close personal friend of Jimmy Caras for many years. Bob has many great stories about Mr. Caras, and Bob's room -- Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, PA -- has fantastic Jimmy...
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,390
Posted By G&M
This is great advice -- short and sweet. Might...

This is great advice -- short and sweet. Might just modify "watch videos" to say "watch great players." It's more fun to do this at the poolroom, but videos work too.
Forum: Main Forum 04-10-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By G&M
... and I should add that it's Ken Kerner's room...

... and I should add that it's Ken Kerner's room -- a famous AZer, player, gentleman, and Mr. HighEndCues himself!
Forum: Main Forum 04-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By G&M
Haven't been able to get out lately, but when I...

Haven't been able to get out lately, but when I was playing more I enjoyed going to Diamond Jim's. It's a great room -- excellent equipment and players. In the summer, Toby Sweet comes up from Fla...
Forum: Main Forum 01-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,032
Posted By G&M
Was hoping that news of George Fels' passing was...

Was hoping that news of George Fels' passing was some sort of mistake. George was -- and will always be -- so important to so many of us and how we learned pool. George was often why we became...
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,541
Posted By G&M
Ken, Always great to hear from you as well. ...

Ken,

Always great to hear from you as well. Lots of people spent most of their youth in poolrooms, but not many of them have done as much with it as you have, in terms of playing ability and...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,541
Posted By G&M
Toby's poolroom, named Holli's (after his...

Toby's poolroom, named Holli's (after his daughter), was in Nanuet, NY (right next to Spring Valley). He owned it with Vinnie Cass, another great guy and a strong player in his own right. It was a...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-19-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By G&M
Congratulations on all the progress ... a perfect...

Congratulations on all the progress ... a perfect day of pool! It was nice you ran into someone with both the knowledge and willingness to help you -- sounds like you did your part by absorbing and...
Forum: Main Forum 06-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,443
Posted By G&M
Unqualified Recommendation -- Jay Spielberg of A-1 Billiard Service

Mentioned this as part of a thread on a different topic (Simonis installation videos), but thought Jay deserved his own thread.

For years, my table was not playing right -- rails slow, not as...
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,013
Posted By G&M
A friend and I are both working with Jay...

A friend and I are both working with Jay Spielberg right now. The jobs aren't quite finished yet, but Jay has already proven himself to be fantastic to work with -- knowledgeable, responsive,...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-19-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,781
Posted By G&M
Hi Charlie & Steve, Sorry I'm late to...

Hi Charlie & Steve,

Sorry I'm late to respond. Have not been on the forum much lately. Mailing a check for $200 to Charlie tomorrow.

Good luck, and hope I can make it and see you at your...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-06-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
Posted By G&M
Nice run, MCP! A significant accomplishment...

Nice run, MCP! A significant accomplishment after only a short time with 14.1. Must've felt good. As you've said, straight pool is a beautiful and rewarding game. Plus -- whether you're having a...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 09-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By G&M
Elegant design and beautiful execution ... a...

Elegant design and beautiful execution ... a wonderful combination. The cue really speaks of the era that inspired it. Great choice of materials too. Congrats on a special cue! Hope to see it in...
Forum: For Sale Items 09-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,727
Posted By G&M
Nice looking Titlist conversion. Love the...

Nice looking Titlist conversion. Love the traditional look and leather wrap. I have a similar Titlist conversion by Tommy Migliore (http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=219491), and it...
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