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02-15-2019, 08:43 PM

I knew Rempe seriously pursued the game, but I didn't know he even had that much success. Pretty impressive imo.

For an American to have success they'd have to start extremely young and be born, raised, and trained in the snooker culture playing the game exclusively from the very beginning. That's really not possible unless they moved to the UK as a youngster for some reason.

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02-15-2019, 09:47 PM

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Danny Jones played very serious snooker and knocked over a lot of big hitters.
Left to right: U.J. Puckett, Joe Cosgrove, Railroad John, Junior Goff in front, unknown, and Danny Jones. Around 1963 I think, Macon, Georgia.
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Danny Jones deserved the name Handsome...even though they say he gave it to himself.
Two time American snooker champion.
Last time I saw him was at a tournament in Memphis...1989....we talked for a while.....
...he’d been to Toronto....won a few hundred on the 6x12s.

Last time I saw Junior Goff, he looked to be close to 80, in between knocking off a few
shortstops, the room cranked the music and he was in the middle of the room dancing.


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02-16-2019, 04:52 AM

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Danny Jones played very serious snooker and knocked over a lot of big hitters.
Left to right: U.J. Puckett, Joe Cosgrove, Railroad John, Junior Goff in front, unknown, and Danny Jones. Around 1963 I think, Macon, Georgia.
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I think the guy next to Jones is Roy Gandy, owner of the table company of the same name. UJ was still a big healthy guy back then. According to some other old timers he was also one tough MF'er as well.
P.S. Danny won that snooker tournament. I think the year was 1961, right before I came on the scene . In 1961 I was busy playing tennis on my high school team; second doubles my Junior year and second singles my Senior year in 1962. The Hustler pulled me away from tennis and made a pool player out of me.


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02-16-2019, 06:50 AM

I think these days no pool pro has a serious chance to establish himself on the main tour and vice versa a top snooker player will not be able to make an impact at a WC or an US open etc.

At the time where Mizerak and Steve Davis played their exhibitions there were more similarities in the games, but now both sports demand specialized skills to succeed. Be it aggressive longpotting and breakbuilding or jumping, breaking and kicking.

That doesn`t mean there is a deference in talent. If SVB would have grown up in London Im sure he would be a star in snooker nowadays and if Ronnie would be an American...maybe we would have seen even more Earl meltdowns
  
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02-16-2019, 07:06 AM

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I think the guy next to Jones is Roy Gandy, owner of the table company of the same name. UJ was still a big healthy guy back then. According to some other old timers he was also one tough MF'er as well.
P.S. Danny won that snooker tournament. I think the year was 1961, right before I came on the scene . In 1961 I was busy playing tennis on my high school team; second doubles my Junior year and second singles my Senior year in 1962. The Hustler pulled me away from tennis and made a pool player out of me.
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I was at this Macon tournament. I was traveling with E. Taylor.
Danny won the snooker. Beating Taylor in the finals.
Junior Goff was third and I was fourth.
I would have beaten Junior except for the fact that he called a foul on me when my shirt touched a ball in the last game.

Met Puckett for the first time when he left his cue in Gandys' pool room. I found it and took it across the street where he was eating with Taylor and Joe Cosgrove and returned it.

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02-16-2019, 07:10 AM

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that would be nice to see
I wonder if that is where he morphed into his new found conservativeness-If not then maybe he should try again now that he has it.
  
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02-16-2019, 07:17 AM

a bit off-topic but

former english pool player joe o'connor (junior champ i think) is making a considerable dent in the ongoing snooker welsh open. playing the semi as we speak, having beaten higgins, ding junhui and kyren wilson on his way there.. i believe he has only played snooker for 4-5 years or something like that, but then again he's only 24 yrs
  
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Never tried it. - 02-16-2019, 07:41 AM

Can't say I have. Looks fun though.
  
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02-16-2019, 07:53 AM

Pool is like miniature golf vs real golf when compared to snooker, love both games but snooker is so much harder. No offense to anyone, just how I feel after playing both games. I doubt most pool pros could compete with snooker pros. Easier to pick up pool than snooker, a 6x12 snooker table plays harder than the toughest diamond, IMO.


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02-16-2019, 07:57 AM

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Pool is like miniature golf vs real golf when compared to snooker, love both games but snooker is so much harder. No offense to anyone, just how I feel after playing both games. I doubt most pool pros could compete with snooker pros. Easier to pick up pool than snooker, a 6x12 snooker table plays harder than the toughest diamond, IMO.
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Appleton has played both games and disagrees with you.Who knows?
Does he, mind sharing the article where he said that? If you remember off the top of your head that is.

Never thought of him as a snooker champion per say.

Not to say pool players can't beat snooker players and visa versa, the games are much different. There has been a few snooker players get spanked playing pool. I still think snooker is much harder than pool, by miles


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02-16-2019, 08:16 AM

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Does he, mind sharing the article where he said that? Never thought of him as a snooker champion per say
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He said it on here i THINK- Are you a Snooker Champion? 'Per say' ? ahaha.
Well Effren Reyes disagrees with you.


See what I did there, I mean I can just say any pro agrees with me and disagrees with you, then give no citation.

Then upon being asked for citation you respond with what you did.


What snooker championships has Darren won exactly? You have to have won snooker majors to comment right?


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02-16-2019, 08:29 AM

As the saying on the Tour goes... Why don't you two "put your chalk where your mouth is."
  
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