Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Main Forum
Reload this Page Who was the best pool player you ever played in your pool career?
Reply
Page 15 of 24 « First 5131415 1617 Last »
 
Share Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 33 votes, 5.00 average.
Who was the best pool player you ever played in your pool career?
Old
  (#211)
sfvpool
AzB Silver Member
sfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond reputesfvpool has a reputation beyond repute
 
sfvpool's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 56
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lancaster, California, USA
   
Who was the best pool player you ever played in your pool career? - 05-18-2013, 08:43 AM

Danny Petralba - many times
Tang Hoa - he let me win
Oscar Dominguez in a tournament - he didn't let me win
  
Reply With Quote

Old
  (#212)
Tony_in_MD
You want some of this?
Tony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond reputeTony_in_MD has a reputation beyond repute
 
Tony_in_MD's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 5,590
vCash: 500
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Shrewsberry PA
   
05-18-2013, 08:57 AM

Challenge game at USA billiards in Laurel when she and Grady were doing the tour (early-mid 90')s

Only person that night to caulk up a win against her. It was one game though which is meaningless in the long run.

It was nice to see her in that environment, you don't get a chance to see her personality on TV. She is a lovely person.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Lock N Load View Post
How did you do playing Alison? Win, lose, or draw?
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.


Tony Marcino - PBIA Instructor
Member of the SPF family of instructors
Background Verified
443-624-0912

"High quality fundamentals beats all of the high quality concepts and esoteric executions ever created." -- Bert Kinister
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#213)
Palmerfan
AzB Gold Member
Palmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond reputePalmerfan has a reputation beyond repute
 
Palmerfan's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 457
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NYC / NJ
   
05-18-2013, 10:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palmetto cue View Post
Males, Tony Ellin, Justin Miller, Brandon Shuff, Ron Vitello, and Eldridge Tucker.
Female, MARY KENNISTON. I've been her rack boy a couple of times, and she's retired from competition!
Just curios how long ago did you play Ron Vitello..what game and what was the score if you remember, Ive taken lessons from Ron on his 90/90 system and wondered also if he was pivoting while playing. I knew he was a great teacher but didn't know he was a top player..I know he learned the game from Fusco and they were good friends.




Cues:
Palmer Models: I - 5 - B - J - K
Woodworth Custom
70's Viking Level 5
Lucasi Hybrid
Predator SP

Custom "Florida Fred" Quilted Maple Engraved Case



"Oh what do I know? I know that one of us had their own personal stylist and one of us shoplifts their sh$t from Fashion Bug..that's what I know"
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#214)
Lock N Load
AzB Silver Member
Lock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,997
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
   
05-18-2013, 01:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony_in_MD View Post
Challenge game at USA billiards in Laurel when she and Grady were doing the tour (early-mid 90')s

Only person that night to caulk up a win against her. It was one game though which is meaningless in the long run.

It was nice to see her in that environment, you don't get a chance to see her personality on TV. She is a lovely person.
I thank you for your response. Have a nice week end!
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#215)
dwalding
AzB Silver Member
dwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond reputedwalding has a reputation beyond repute
 
dwalding's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 84
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Sep 2007
   
05-18-2013, 08:49 PM

I have played one game of 9ball with the following.... Willie Mosconi, Earl Strickland, Johnny Archer, Jimm Caras, but played several matches of one pocket with Grady Matthews, Cliff Joyner, Tony Chohan and Billy Palmer. Although I look back on the single games I played as enjoyable once in a lifetime experiences, I really treasure the one on one matches I had with the second group of players. The first group of players I played at a BCA trade show while they were exhibiting at a booth, and the second group I played in tournament. I spent half a day playing Grady Matthews and that is one of my most memorable experiences with any of the legends.


"I'd rather eat a spider than shoot that shot!" ... Bill Cress
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#216)
SK Custom Cues
AzB Silver Member
SK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond reputeSK Custom Cues has a reputation beyond repute
 
SK Custom Cues's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,078
vCash: 4100
iTrader: 43 / 100%
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In my shop - T-Town, OK
  Send a message via Skype™ to SK Custom Cues 
05-18-2013, 11:55 PM

Corey Deuel, Buddy, Jim Whitman, Mike Betts, Danny Harriman, Shane Jones, Randy Wallace, Jeff Melton, John Gabriel, Larry Barnes, Steve Deason, Jim McDermott


"It's what a man knows about himself on the inside that makes him afraid."

- Clint Eastwood

Last edited by SK Custom Cues; 05-19-2013 at 12:03 AM.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#217)
Duane Tuula
AzB Silver Member
Duane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond reputeDuane Tuula has a reputation beyond repute
 
Duane Tuula's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,728
vCash: 500
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Rockford, IL or somewhere nearby
   
05-19-2013, 12:17 AM

Dallas West in a ring game on a 9-footer, SVB and Matlock in bar table tourneys. I think I could of beat Shane at the time but didn't get the job done.Maybe next time
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#218)
Ron Moore
AzB Silver Member
Ron Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond reputeRon Moore has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 54
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Luling, TX
   
05-19-2013, 03:21 AM

From my college days in Austin mid to late 80s at the open Eric's tournaments. Gilbert Martinez, Smokey Bartlett, Little David Henson but at the time I think James Davis Sr. (aka Bastrop) was probably the strongest local.

The most memorable though were a couple world champions Belinda Bearden (not sure which husband she was on at the time) and her successor Vivian Villareal (quite the looker!). Both class acts at least when I knew them. I would do well to win two or three games in races to seven but I was always thrilled to play someone who made it to ESPN.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#219)
Lock N Load
AzB Silver Member
Lock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,997
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
   
05-19-2013, 12:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dwalding View Post
I have played one game of 9ball with the following.... Willie Mosconi, Earl Strickland, Johnny Archer, Jimm Caras, but played several matches of one pocket with Grady Matthews, Cliff Joyner, Tony Chohan and Billy Palmer. Although I look back on the single games I played as enjoyable once in a lifetime experiences, I really treasure the one on one matches I had with the second group of players. The first group of players I played at a BCA trade show while they were exhibiting at a booth, and the second group I played in tournament. I spent half a day playing Grady Matthews and that is one of my most memorable experiences with any of the legends.
You played some great players. I bet you will remember these times and events for a long time. I like that too. Thanks for your input.
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#220)
Palmetto cue
AzB Silver Member
Palmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto cue has a reputation beyond repute
 
Palmetto cue's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 747
vCash: 500
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Goose Creek South Carolina
   
05-19-2013, 02:21 PM

Tony Ellen, Jason Miller, and Brandon Shuff.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#221)
Lock N Load
AzB Silver Member
Lock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,997
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
   
05-19-2013, 09:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palmetto cue View Post
Tony Ellen, Jason Miller, and Brandon Shuff.
Brandon was in the worlds pool hall, Buffalo Billiards last month, with Bigtruck. Left there and had to go play Cliff Joyner. Nice guys, Brandon and Cliff.
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#222)
mal255
AzB Bronze Member
mal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond reputemal255 has a reputation beyond repute
 
mal255's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: May 2013
Location: UK
   
05-19-2013, 11:52 PM

The best player I have ever played against was Phil Burford in a one day event in Nottingham when he was 17. I managed to win a group game 7-6, but it's absolutely right to say he was not even bothered lol. I've also played Mick Hill, who battered me for 50 9-2. Frustratingly, I missed 3 8-balls (albeit tricky) in the match. (The match against Mick was world rules uk 8 ball)


Please take the time to visit and subscribe to my YouTube Channel for Virtual Pool 4

Virtual Pool 4 Blog on YouTube

The Link to my Pool website is below:
http://www.runout.tv
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#223)
Lock N Load
AzB Silver Member
Lock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,997
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
   
05-20-2013, 08:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mal255 View Post
The best player I have ever played against was Phil Burford in a one day event in Nottingham when he was 17. I managed to win a group game 7-6, but it's absolutely right to say he was not even bothered lol. I've also played Mick Hill, who battered me for 50 9-2. Frustratingly, I missed 3 8-balls (albeit tricky) in the match. (The match against Mick was world rules uk 8 ball)
Phil Buford does play pool good. He came to the worlds pool hall, Buffalo Billiards, in Metairie/New Orleans, Louisiana last year. His game was right on top!
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#224)
Lock N Load
AzB Silver Member
Lock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond reputeLock N Load has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 3,997
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
   
05-20-2013, 08:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palmetto cue View Post
Tony Ellen, Jason Miller, and Brandon Shuff.
How did you make out playing Brandon Shuff?
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#225)
Cory in DC
AzB Silver Member
Cory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond reputeCory in DC has a reputation beyond repute
 
Cory in DC's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,507
vCash: 1700
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: DC
   
05-20-2013, 10:00 AM

Probably Rob Saez. He came into a DC pool hall looking for Ilir (local short stop), who didn't show up. At the time, I didn't know who he was, but I figured I was outmatched since he was specifically looking for Ilir. So I took a stab at $40 1-pocket.

He slow played it, locking me up more than he had to and running out less than he could have. Overall, a nice guy and fun to shoot against. Best of all, he safed me so much that I got to shoot and make a Grady special: long rail bank, sending the CB over a mess of balls for shape.

It was something like this, where I banked the 2 into my hole (top left) and went over the cluster and get shape on the other side (general idea only, I'm sure there are smarter shots from this particular rough sketch):

[IMG][/IMG]

... I still lost the game.

Cory


CUES:Schon, Webb
AGE: 44
LOCATION: Washington, DC
HOURS OF POOL: 10 in a good week
  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Page 15 of 24 « First 5131415 1617 Last »

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.