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06-16-2017, 09:29 AM

I would say three:
Getting my me for $10 in calcutta that paid about 850.for my finish
Getting my me for $5 in calcutta that paid about 400.for my finish
Not having to get a real job until i was over 30...though i do have a coupel friends who retired from military befor they hit 50. That just might make all the above the worst things that happened c/o pool.

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06-16-2017, 09:33 AM

Well, several things come to mind, but lately it was beating SVB at the US Open 14.1 in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1AQ21-oBmU
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My greatest accomplishment - 06-16-2017, 10:01 AM

Winning $60 from a guy in a pool hall dump on Vincinnes Avenue, Chicago, and being able to walk out alive......with the money.
  
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06-16-2017, 10:04 AM

Here's my current top three pool accomplishments:

1.) The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS), a truly epic DVD series with Tom Ross.

2.) The Billiard University (BU) and the BU Playing-Ability Exams.

3.) Playing my first-ever perfect match in last year's VNEA Open Singles Tournament in Vegas: B&R, TR, B&R, TR, B&R, not one missed shot or dry break. My opponent pocketed only 3 balls.

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06-16-2017, 10:11 AM

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Sure hope I don't break my arm patting myself on the back on this one but.....
In the past six years, I've won the Super Billiards Expo Super Seniors event twice, finished second once, third/fourth once, one did not play and one fifth/eight finish where I had to forfeit due to a conflicting Seniors match. Also finished in the top 64 players in the Open event out of the 1024 entered this year. Beat a few of them youngsters along the way too .

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06-16-2017, 10:33 AM

I've had some cool moments playing pool, but one of my favorites was a 5th set of a final. Match is 2-2 and I'm playing against a 5. The race is 5-3.

My opponent won the lag and broke. He made a ball on the break and ran 3 more before missing. I went to the table and ran out. I broke and ran the next 3 to get it to 4-0 and snapped an 8 to win the match 5-0. That was the first time I ever ran 4 racks and to do it in the 5th set of a finals made it even better.
  
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06-16-2017, 10:36 AM

There are several for me, both as a player and as a teacher! Finishing 3rd at a national tournament; playing in the final tournament of a "king of the hill" event at Tom Karabotsos' Cue Can Do, where I triumphed over Neal Jacobs, Larry Schwartz, and Marco Marquez...all well known players...only to be Billy Incardona's rack b!tch in the finals! This was the best I ever played, because every match I had one game, my opponents were on the hill, and I clawed my way back to hill-hill and won; and lastly getting a 30-zip in the VNEA, which was the only one in the entire western US that year (lived in MT at the time).

As a teacher, I had the honor of teaching the BCA Summer Youth Cue Camp, with Jerry Briesath and Mark Wilson for the three years it was held...Sarah Rousey came from these camps; taking a college student from being a beginner all the way to winning the Collegiate National Championship; teaching 1000's of players how to improve...many who became, or already were great players...I've been fortunate to work with a couple of stars, SVB and April Larson!

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finally threw them all away - 06-16-2017, 10:47 AM

I have only played in Amateur events

Some Minnesota State Titles, Seven State Titles, some VNEA World Championship Titles.

Really fond of a 2nd place in 9 ball in the 50 year old classic VNEA World Championships as the only time I have played 9 ball is at the championships.

A couple of VNEA 30-Zip awards and a 50-Zip award. 27 league championships &
21 second place finishes.

VNEA World Champion in 8 ball division classics in the past.

Was honored by my league charter holder of being nominated to their original class of " Hall of Famers ". It meant so much to me, I threw 131 trophies away. Kept the name tags to put on a big plaque one day.

Here's a photo of trophies that hit the dumpster after my hall of fame induction. I did keep the VNEA Cougars from the world championships though.

Not bad as pool is a fun hobby and have met hundreds of wonderful people. Just a great sport to be part of.
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06-16-2017, 11:04 AM

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06-16-2017, 11:04 AM

I won the all forces pocket billiards championship in Okinawa (pacific theater) in 93. Won some cash, a weekend in Tokyo and a Meucci Gambler cue. Since then I haven't won anything.

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06-16-2017, 01:01 PM

I once beat the 1-Ball ghost.


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06-16-2017, 01:11 PM

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I once beat the 1-Ball ghost.
I opened this thread 'cause I spotted your name....wondered what you'd say.

So now, you have my sympathies for your dyslexia affliction....
...your idea of the 1-ball ghost is starting from the 15-ball at rotation....
.....only you and the guy in your pic can do that.....


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06-16-2017, 01:16 PM

4th in the State 9-ball. I rarely ever play 9-ball, but played well and made many good combos and safeties.
  
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06-16-2017, 06:41 PM

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Yeah, I am a tough old cookie. 73 years young. Truly do enjoy beating the youngsters. Specially the ones who think they should win because they're hot shots and I'm too old. My favorite retort is, "Son, how does it feel to get beat by your grandfather". Sadly I've used that phrase too many times now. Perhaps when YOU get to be my age, you'll understand.

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06-16-2017, 07:46 PM

Running the first rack against a girl who later turned out to be my wife. In a nut shell, she was beating the whole club, no one wanted to play. That's when I stepped in...she broke dry, I ran the rack and got the number! And the number was written with chalk on a matchbook. Haha.


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