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03-02-2016, 10:44 PM

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I heard Tadd say he practiced a week getting ready for CJ Wiley. Don't know how big they played for but CJ got him.
CJ, to his credit, had his high of being one of the best in the US as well.

I posted in another thread that one of the most impressive pool shooting I've seen was Tadd practicing by himself at HardTimes, without missing a ball, for hours.


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03-03-2016, 12:13 PM

Be on the lookout for the next video I post on You Tube featuring Mark Tadd playing Jose Parica bank pool.


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Mark & Keith story - 03-03-2016, 02:00 PM

I recall, when I was a Hard Times (Bellflower) Houseman, holding $4k for a seven ahead 9-Ball match between Keith & Mark on table 1.

The set was over in 45 minutes- with Mark the winner. This was 1990 I believe.

Most thought this was a close match. I knew better as I'd played them both; beating Keith with the 5-Ball, and losing to Mark with the 5 & 7. Lol!
  
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03-06-2016, 10:53 PM

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Be on the lookout for the next video I post on You Tube featuring Mark Tadd playing Jose Parica bank pool.
Thanks for posting that.

This is the Tadd I remember. It was a different era but reminds me he deserves to be talked about with the all time greats.

Tremendous talent and work ethic.
  
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03-07-2016, 01:23 AM

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I recall, when I was a Hard Times (Bellflower) Houseman, holding $4k for a seven ahead 9-Ball match between Keith & Mark on table 1.

The set was over in 45 minutes- with Mark the winner. This was 1990 I believe.

Most thought this was a close match. I knew better as I'd played them both; beating Keith with the 5-Ball, and losing to Mark with the 5 & 7. Lol!
Meanwhile, Mark wouldn't have had a chance to defeat Keith when Keith was in his prime.

I beat Nick Varner in the '80s in Rockville, MD. Most people there thought it was close, but I knew the difference. Yep, that's the JAM and Nick story.

I can't wait for the stories to come out about Shane when Shane gets beat by so-and-so. People will forget how great Shane was and only remember the time he got beat.

Bunch of knockers on this forum.


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03-07-2016, 01:35 AM

The times that I saw Tadd he made everything seem easy. One year at the Bicycle Club he played with a cue that was wrapped in duct tape.

During those years Keith's play was sometimes erratic due to some bad habits. However, when he found his gear he would destroy anyone and if you were lucky enough to be there you would have the time of your life.

John Schmidt was learning 1 Hole from Jack Cooney. They played most afternoons. One Monday John came in to play and he laughingly told Jack that he had played Keith that Friday night and that Keith had broken almost every rule Jack had taught him while kicking his butt.
  
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03-10-2016, 12:32 PM

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Meanwhile, Mark wouldn't have had a chance to defeat Keith when Keith was in his prime.

I beat Nick Varner in the '80s in Rockville, MD. Most people there thought it was close, but I knew the difference. Yep, that's the JAM and Nick story.

I can't wait for the stories to come out about Shane when Shane gets beat by so-and-so. People will forget how great Shane was and only remember the time he got beat.

Bunch of knockers on this forum.
Knockers? This was 26 years ago....lol!

This hurts action today? I doubt it.
  
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02-11-2019, 03:55 PM

The 2 times I watched Tadd at Derby City, 9 ball, tourney, not hustling, he lost , but gave me the impression he wasn't going 100%. Both times he was playing great players but it was too many years ago to remember who.


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Mark - 02-11-2019, 09:18 PM

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both of these players were among the best I ever saw
to get an accurate rating lets hope Keith replies or Billy Incardone

I was at cuetopia in Las Vegas one day and Mark Tad was warming up to possibly play Billy,just knocking balls into the hole

He hit about 10 banks in a row into the hole at about the speed that most people break at 9 ball

I would think both of these guys were close to Keith but I don't have the talent to evaluate them that
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Cole was somewhat of a baseball player in his youth,he seemed to enjoy talking about that more than his pool ,at least with me where is mark Tad these days?

Last time I talked with Mark he expressed an interest in the Bible and was hoping to change his life,I would be interested to hear about him
Mark was around my parts over winter. Not sure if he still is. Central Wisco. Saw him playing in a bar box tournament. He also matched up with a few players around here on the bar box.


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02-11-2019, 09:30 PM

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The 2 times I watched Tadd at Derby City, 9 ball, tourney, not hustling, he lost , but gave me the impression he wasn't going 100%. Both times he was playing great players but it was too many years ago to remember who.
Mark's game has really fallen off a lot. He plays a Wyoming tournament every now and again and never really threatens the top spots. Granted, these are tourneys where the field might contain SVB, Corey, or Rodney Morris, but these are the ONLY top players that tend to play in these events, out of a favor to the promoter.

Mark seems to have lost his stroke, and doesn't know how to get it back... He was asking a few years back on here if someone had video of him playing in his heyday, with the intention of him trying to analyze what he is doing wrong now..

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02-12-2019, 03:45 AM

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Be on the lookout for the next video I post on You Tube featuring Mark Tadd playing Jose Parica bank pool.
Channel, username, etc?

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02-12-2019, 05:02 AM

I've match played, and gambled with both in the late 70's. Kieth was a tougher game. I've gone hill/hill twice with Tad/lost, but Kieth in the long haul was waaaaaaay more dangerous.


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02-12-2019, 05:03 AM

Tadd-Davenport 1992 Cardone-Helfert commentary. 3parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi2gWf-BWzc
  
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02-12-2019, 06:25 AM

In Early 90's I was living in Calgary Alberta and used to go to Missoula Montana for tournaments. The first time I saw Mark play was there. He practiced for 8 hrs Friday night alone. Then he played poker all night, and made it through Saturday to Sunday. On Sunday he played my travelling partner Chris Wood from Toronto. Chris is only player to hold Canadian Snooker and Canadian 9 Ball titles in same year. Any way Mark put a 6pk on him to beat him and went on to win tournament easily.

Then Henry Nojack from Vegas brought him to Edmonton Alberta where there was 3 tournaments in a week, Paying 3k each and he won all 3.

He was so fast he was often waiting for cue ball to stop. His stroke was so long it often slid out of his bridge on delivery.

A one pocket player from Vegas named Toby, who was about 4ft 10 but best one pocket player there at the time told me Mark had won 50k there in a week during a pro event. He first went through Tony Ellin giving up the 7, Ronnie Allen JR and a few others. Toby said he offered any one the 7. At the end of the week he got in a private poker game at Ceasars Palace, and lost it all in one night.


He then went to LA where picked up another 40 K in a week at the Bicycle Club where he won that all around. Id say he was one of best ever.


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02-12-2019, 07:27 AM

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Meanwhile, Mark wouldn't have had a chance to defeat Keith when Keith was in his prime.

I beat Nick Varner in the '80s in Rockville, MD. Most people there thought it was close, but I knew the difference. Yep, that's the JAM and Nick story.

I can't wait for the stories to come out about Shane when Shane gets beat by so-and-so. People will forget how great Shane was and only remember the time he got beat.

Bunch of knockers on this forum.
How old was Keith in 1990?
  
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