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Forum: For Sale Items Today, 06:57 AM
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Posted By jay helfert
3rd Edition Blue Book of Pool Cues

Cleaning out my shelves and found a well worn copy of this book. It is complete and intact but shows the wear of being used. Still a very valuable document for anyone interested in buying, selling...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By jay helfert
FOUL.....And the band played on. :D I loved...

FOUL.....And the band played on. :D

I loved the commentators at the beginning of the match. They didn't know which pocket either player had, failed to distinguish an intentional foul from a safety...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By jay helfert
Nice, older Meucci - $200-300 imo.

Nice, older Meucci - $200-300 imo.
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,134
Posted By jay helfert
He hit it harder than necessary. With the proper...

He hit it harder than necessary. With the proper stroke on the ball the cue ball would have gotten far enough off the rail for a good shot on the eight, which wasn't sitting that tough. He definitely...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,067
Posted By jay helfert
Love it! My man Richie. He played Rempe in the...

Love it! My man Richie. He played Rempe in the finals of the Burlington, Iowa tournament in 1976, 10K for first and 5K for second. I think they saved a thousand, so 9K and 6K. Jimmy won and Richie...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,134
Posted By jay helfert
Sorry about that. I know him from playing in the...

Sorry about that. I know him from playing in the Westchester area on Central Parkway. I guess he did live a short distance away.
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,134
Posted By jay helfert
Toby was considered one of the top money players...

Toby was considered one of the top money players of his era, along with Buddy, Jimmy Reid, Billy Johnson (Wade Crane), Dennis Searcy, Greg Stevens, Billy Incardona and Bernie Schwartz. I never heard...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,134
Posted By jay helfert
That's not Pete Margo. I think he is the owner of...

That's not Pete Margo. I think he is the owner of that room. That's Larry Ross, Toby, Ervolino and Jimmy Reid across the middle of the photo. Three of the best in that era. Johnny pretty much...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,339
Posted By jay helfert
BOOM! In my second book in the very last chapter...

BOOM! In my second book in the very last chapter about the Zen of pool I start off by saying exactly that, "Pool is a game of touch and feel," and not one of math and angles.

I will only add that...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By jay helfert
My little Browning .25 looked like a pack of cigs...

My little Browning .25 looked like a pack of cigs in the back pocket of my jeans. In over 25 years of carrying it, I only had to take it out twice, neither time having to pull the trigger (but damn...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By jay helfert
The original "Bushka's" may well have been the...

The original "Bushka's" may well have been the best playing cues of their era. They were certainly the most coveted. Even today, they are the 'Stradivarius' of pool cues with extremely high values in...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By jay helfert
Very cool match here. Both players play fast and...

Very cool match here. Both players play fast and loose, neither one wasting any time. No need for a shot clock here. My observations - the GC played pretty loose as well, both players were not nearly...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By jay helfert
Lassiter ran 19 racks of 9-Ball in a money match...

Lassiter ran 19 racks of 9-Ball in a money match with multiple witnesses. Howard Barrett was there and told me about it. This was on a big table, not sure if it was oversized 8' or 9'. I don't think...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,029
Posted By jay helfert
I made a small sweat bet only. I wasn't about to...

I made a small sweat bet only. I wasn't about to bet more than a 100 on the match. I also respect Justin's game but Danny has always been one helluva Banks player. If they play again I may take Danny...
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By jay helfert
OMG, some people are actually trying to sell used...

OMG, some people are actually trying to sell used copies of Pool Wars for over $100! That's crazy. I still have new copies for $19.95! In my third printing now.
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By jay helfert
That happened (Efren's eight rack run) in the...

That happened (Efren's eight rack run) in the 1999 WPC semifinals against Bustamante. I have that video on my website.
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By jay helfert
30 seconds to clean the cue ball. I call foul on...

30 seconds to clean the cue ball. I call foul on the ref! :sorry:
Weak sauce by Chang as well.
Forum: Main Forum 07-26-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,507
Posted By jay helfert
Chang Jung Lin won 13-8.

Chang Jung Lin won 13-8.
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By jay helfert
This guy is a Japanese-American player, almost...

This guy is a Japanese-American player, almost 100% sure of that. He is not one of the Japanese players.
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By jay helfert
Sorry to hear this news. I played with a...

Sorry to hear this news. I played with a Phillippi cue off and on for several years.
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,498
Posted By jay helfert
There you go. I had the same kind of thing happen...

There you go. I had the same kind of thing happen with USPS recently with a book I sold. It took over a month for a book to get from S. Cal to N. Cal, but it did finally arrive. My customer actually...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By jay helfert
I got turned on to Alibaba and have gotten quotes...

I got turned on to Alibaba and have gotten quotes for $3 per ball, and that's with my logo attached. I can see why everything is being made in China.
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By jay helfert
That's Steve Lomako up there where you have...

That's Steve Lomako up there where you have Robert?
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By jay helfert
Yep, Chris MacDonald, Gerry Watson, Grady and Jim...

Yep, Chris MacDonald, Gerry Watson, Grady and Jim Ehrbar across right side of the bottom row.
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By jay helfert
Bobby can play One Pocket and don't think he...

Bobby can play One Pocket and don't think he can't. I go back a long way with him. We used to play 100-200 a game over 20 years ago and he was tough action then. I gave him 9-8 and he put a lot of...
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