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  1. jay helfert

    Efren vs. Rafael

    I found the match on YouTube! Check it out, some great playing by two legendary players in their prime. Rafael Martinez vs. Efren Reyes. Thank God for YouTube!
  2. jay helfert

    The Impossible One Railer

    I once made four kick shots in a row straight into the pocket on balls that were out on the table, not close to the pocket. This happened during one game of 9-Ball. Only my opponent and one lone spectator saw it, along with me. I wanted to tell the world, but no one seemed to care. My...
  3. jay helfert

    The Impossible One Railer

    Amazing! Notice he shot the cue ball into the rail, changing the angle at which it hits the object ball. Therein lies the secret.
  4. jay helfert

    Nick Varner

    There was no switch. Nick's dad was a long time friend of Daddy Warbucks. His father knew his way around the gambling world too, being a good mentor for his son.
  5. jay helfert

    Nick Varner

    Nick is and was one of the all time great pool players in the USA. It's a close call between him and Sigel for the best all-around player though. Here's the way I saw it. At 9-Ball Sigel had a slight edge winning more tournaments overall. At Bank Pool it was probably a toss up, they both played...
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    Nick Varner

    Ronnie got some of his facts confused but I whole heartedly agree with him. I like at the end where Ronnie, a hardcore hustler, calls Harold a man with style and class. All the hustlers respected Worst and you never heard a bad word about him. He was a true gentleman off the table and a monster...
  7. jay helfert

    Odds and Ends

    Money order is fine. Send to me at 2003 Velez Dr. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Make sure to include your mailing address.
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    Odds and Ends

    Been busy cleaning out my storage and finding all kinds of things in there. Here are a couple of cool items you might like. Nick Varner's Smooth Stroke (very good on wood shafts) and Lou Butera's Tip Tapper. Special of the day, you get one of each for only $15 and I will pay the shipping. Only...
  9. jay helfert

    Dennis Orcollo Travel Bag

    This is Dennis' old travel bag (replaced in 2019 with a new one). He would carry two 3/6 cases fully stocked with cues plus have room for more stuff in the other compartments. $50 plus $15 for shipping. Paypal or Zelle. jayhelfert@yahoo.com
  10. jay helfert

    Billiard VHS Tapes

    Here some old videos that are no longer in print. A lot of very cool stuff here! Can be easily converted to DVD's. In addition to those shown here I will also include the 1992 Challenge of Champions, Billiards - the Basic and the Best, 9-Ball World Team Challenge, 1994 Gordon's $50,000 Women's...
  11. jay helfert

    Mosconi cup to florida

    If only they played the matches on paper! :cool:
  12. jay helfert

    Mosconi cup to florida

    Now, let the slaughter begin! :rolleyes:
  13. jay helfert

    Matchroom 2024 UK Open Nineball (7-12 May2024), Prize Fund $200K

    Notice all the top fourteen Fargo rated players are in the final 64, and 27 of the top 33 are there as well. Must be something to these Fargo ratings! ;)
  14. jay helfert

    Efren vs. Rafael

    Thanx Jerry. I'll reach out to him.
  15. jay helfert

    Efren vs. Rafael

    Correct. Thanks
  16. jay helfert

    Efren vs. Rafael

    Rafael Martinez has been in contact with me about finding a copy of his match with Efren Reyes in the Finals of the Bicycle Club Invitational in the early 1980's. If anyone has a copy of this match (televised on Fox Sports), please let me know. Thank you P.S. Rafael won!
  17. jay helfert

    Scheduling conflict- Matchroom Hanoi Open and Reyes Cup clash with Predator World 8-Ball Championship

    Rob Hart could buy and sell all the rest of them ten times over! ;)
  18. jay helfert

    Scheduling conflict- Matchroom Hanoi Open and Reyes Cup clash with Predator World 8-Ball Championship

    Due to being on opposite sides of the International Dateline, October 13th In Hanoi is actually October 12th in Venezuela. It's conceivable a player could play in Hanoi and travel on Oct. 14th (Oct. 13th in Venezuela), arriving there on Oct. 14th! Yes, it could be done.
  19. jay helfert

    Did you win or lose the biggest match of your life?

    True that. I tried to get him in a game but he just blew me off. He liked playing name players like Richie Florence and Ronnie Allen. They gave him big spots.
  20. jay helfert

    Did you win or lose the biggest match of your life?

    My biggest game money wise was with Archie the Greek. On day one I gave him a big spot (One Pocket) for 500 a game and won $5,500. He came back a week later and I gave him a bigger spot for 1,000 a game and he beat me out of 9,000! My second biggest game spectator wise was at the last Stardust...
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