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  1. bbhistorian

    Singles / Individuals League Near Annapolis, MD?

    9 foots are few and far between, but the guy you want to follow is Curtis Branker. I think he is @inside_english here. He has ALL the information regionally!
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    Who in here plays all 3 pretty well?

    I bowled ten-pin in the youth leagues from age 5 until I aged out at 18. I was a far better tournament bowler than I ever was tournament pool player. Bowling, I won a semester's worth of scholarship money, close to $15k if I recall correctly. I was inadvertently sand bagging. During weekly...
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    Bring Back Hustling Culture

    I'd argue that's exactly what's being done with streaming challenge matches.
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    Insurance for my Cues

    Why? Genuinely curious as I draft the letters for Black Boar and often note "one of", five, however many. Working on the premise that there is value in unique art and therefore, the rarer the more valuable. I would hope as long as it's coupled with "replacement" value it's acceptable? I'd...
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    The Octopus by Black Boar

    I'm not sure I deserve that much credit, but thank you, you flatter me. I'm blushing 😊 It's not all one-sided. The things I've learned, explored, researched for Tony and/or picked up by osmosis are immeasurable, AND I get to see the pretty cues first! 🤣 I'm genuinely blessed. Come see us soon!
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    Pool’s unique – its pros come in *all* body types. Who were/are the tallest + shortest adult men pros, now or ever?

    Petey taught me position play. It's a different game when you're short. Tall players were constantly disappointed with my position, but playing to the rail so I could reach was 100% Petey's influence.
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    The Octopus by Black Boar

    4 months all told, it was designed in stages. The first inspiration was the octopus and there were countless (100 some odd) variations over about 6 weeks, meanwhile working on the blank. Finally he found something that worked for him, but Tony didn't want to leave the back without a face and the...
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    The Octopus by Black Boar

    No, sir, pretty sure Tony is going to die behind the lathe, but he won't let it be said his quality declined as he aged ;)
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    The Octopus by Black Boar

    Tony has always said his last cues will be his best. So I guess he’s committed to outdoing himself… forever. If they’re only going to get more special, here’s to him living another couple decades This cue was 4 months and dozens and dozens of variations from conception to completion. To say it...
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    Strong opinion: Dress Codes Needed

    If the object is to attract more players and/or clean up the image than I believe it absolutely does matter, because the youth contingent IS watching streams, almost exclusively on anything and everything, and their parental figures (most especially mothers) are not likely to encourage interest...
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    Pool on Primetime

    I'm a bit surprised to not find another reference to this here... if I missed it, many apologies. Congrats to Emily Duddy (whom I don't know personally) on her Bravo TV debut! I think this is cool.... In a Man's World
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    FS- African Blackwood Black Boar

    For Sale- Flawless Black Boar Spider Cue 1 of 6 in a Spider Series. African Blackwood, crown butt cap, silver and mother of pearl inlays and 2 ferruless shafts. Good for you, sad for me, this cue has almost no mileage on it. It might have been used fourty hours in it's lifetime, at...
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    WTB- old school case with hinge and handle.

    Hi AZB folks, I am looking for an old school case, the kind that looks like a long skinny breifcase. I have brown one that was my grandfather's, but I'm looking for a black one. 1X1. I have a with a picture of what I'm looking for here...
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    Brand New Black Boar straight from the shop.

    Hi folks! This Brand New Black Boar needs a home! Please call Tony at the shop or PM me for more details! 301-277-3236. PS. Rare occasion, but true, a little birdie told me Tony is also taking new cue orders....
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    Photographic evidence of my very first game

    Hi AZ folks! My mom moved recently and in the process tossed through a ton of old family photos. Amongst them she found photos of my first game. The photos were dated April of1982, most likely taken Christmas of 1981 (I was 5 years old.) in my maternal Grandfather's basement, still the...
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    Please join the Black Boar preferred customer list

    Members will receive information from Black Boar not available for public consumption (i.e. via Including: First announcement of upcoming articles released on a variety of topics designed to distinguish myth and magic from science and sense. (for example- When do you...
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    For Sale *** 8-point Black Boar***

    SOLD!!! *** 8-point Black Boar*** This gorgeous 8 point Black Boar cue is officially sold. The final sale price was $14,800. see more! Craig still has a few 4 point Black Boar cues available. Contact me for pricing and pictures. As always-- thank you for your time and...
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    Black Boar Owners Gallery

    I sent out a bunch of invitations to the Black Boar owners I have on record, but just in case I missed someone... I am in the process of creating a Black Boar Owners Gallery. Please see it in its early stages . I have other owners pages in various stages of development I working on now. If...
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    Black Boar owners send me your cue photos! Please!

    Hello Cue Junkies, I have a request. Anybody keeping up knows that the Black Boar website is still very much a work in progress. In an effort to address content requests I am adding a new page. I know many of you have expressed an interest in the past... but now I'm ready for you! Please send...
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    6pt Black Boars-- hidden treasures

    Some inquiries have been made as to the number of Black Boars ever produced. I've recently uncovered enough information to make an educated GUESS. As it turns out, a 6 point Black Boar is quite rare in the grander scheme of things. To learn more about it...see the Timeline. Thanks, always...