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11-26-2015, 09:52 PM

I live in the Dallas area and met Royce on several occasions. He was a super nince and knowledgeable person. My condolences to his family. Very sad news.
  
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Rip - 11-26-2015, 11:17 PM

Wow, I'm stunned to hear this news. A good guy in the pool world making it a better place with his products, support and sponsorship.
I met Royce a few years ago when he came to Mickey's in Vegas and played in the weekly 9ball tourney. He asked to practice with me and introduced himself, as we shared a few questions, laughs etc., truly a nice guy! and now a nice memory.

Condolances to his family, friends and employees. RIP Royce


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11-27-2015, 07:03 AM

during sbe maybe 3 years ago I was chatting with Royce and overheard someone talking with another guy, calling that fellow, "Murray". I assumed it might be Murray Tucker whom I had never met and I went over and asked if he was Murray Tucker, and it was so I introduced myself.

Then Murray, Royce and myself were talking and it became quite a funny conversation. Those who know Murray, I'm sure, can attest to his sense of humor and for those who may not have known; Royce could keep up with plenty of good humor of his own. Nice contrast to his usual professional demeanor.

I told Murray I had never hit with one of his cues but had heard a lot of good things about them and he quickly opened his case and offered me his personal player to try out and as he was handing it to me, he said with a big smile, "it's not for sale".

I hit a few on Royce's booth table and then Royce wanted to hit a few himself, and of course Murray said 'sure, go ahead' and Royce began knocking some balls around after which we both agreed what a sweet hit the Tucker cue had.

Royce was a smart, innovative, accommodating, gentleman. We could use many more just like him in our sport.

Again, sincere condolences to his family, friends, and the OB team.

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ROYCE - loss of yet another great guy - 11-27-2015, 10:14 AM

To say that I was totally shocked and stunned at the news of Royce's death would be an understatement. We have lost yet another super individual and we will all be sadder because of it.

My sincere condolences to his wife, children and friends who knew him as I did for being such a positive force in our mundane World.

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Royce Bunnell - Teammate, Friend, Gentleman - 11-27-2015, 03:54 PM

My league and team has lost a teammate, Royce Bunnell. I have lost a friend.

It has touched all of us and is especially unhappy here as the holiday seasons begin.

Royce was one of a very few people on the planet that I would have no problem loaning my car, house, wallet, or anything without a single concern for his honesty.

How many of you can say that about your teammate or fellow pool player? Some, I am sure, but not all. Darn few, if I know pool players.

We loved the guy. His concern for others was strong, and I loved dropping in on the OBCues office and giving him grief like only a friend-pool-player-buddy can do.

He'd show me around the shop and bemuse whatever gadget he was crafting to improve cue making. One time he talked to me about glue for 15 minutes! His passion for his pool cues was unlimited. We agonized over the possibility of RFID pellets to improve QA processing.

I've lost numerous pool friends over the years and it gets harder each time.

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11-28-2015, 06:56 PM

I am stunned to hear this. What a great man. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Royce.
  
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RIP Royce - 11-28-2015, 08:14 PM

RIP Royce. Condolences and prayers to his family.

We lost a good one.


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12-25-2015, 01:21 AM

I have never asked the moderators to take an action of any sort, but I would ask that this thread be moved in its entirety to the AZB Hall of Fame in the Main Forum. Royce is certainly deserving of the hall of fame, and it is very appropriate to capture all of the wonderful comments contained in this thread.

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12-25-2015, 08:16 AM

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I have never asked the moderators to take an action of any sort, but I would ask that this thread be moved in its entirety to the AZB Hall of Fame in the Main Forum. Royce is certainly deserving of the hall of fame, and it is very appropriate to capture all of the wonderful comments contained in this thread.

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04-10-2018, 12:18 AM

Royce,
You were a special friend, loved by many.
Rhoda and I still talk about that detailed tour of OB Cues.
May you rest in eternal peace.
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