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Bobby Williams - 07-11-2008, 07:54 PM

Does anyone remember a pro player from Florida back in the early 80s by the name of Bobby Williams? Does anyone know what ever happened to him?
  
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No - 07-11-2008, 07:57 PM

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Does anyone remember a pro player from Florida back in the early 80s by the name of Bobby Williams? Does anyone know what ever happened to him?
I have no idea what happened to him. But I did see him play several times. He was a good player.I don't know what tourney it was, but I do remember him winning at least 1 pro stop.
  
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I have no idea what happened to him. But I did see him play several times. He was a good player.I don't know what tourney it was, but I do remember him winning at least 1 pro stop.
Bobby Williams won a pro tournament in 1988 or 1989 - he was an awesome player - I haven't heard his name mentioned in years.


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07-11-2008, 08:22 PM

I played with Bobby in Houma, Louisiana, New Orleans and Charlotte North Carolina back in the 80s. I remember that he drove race cars on some circuit in Florida and played on the pro tour.
I haven't heard anything about him in at least 20 years.
  
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07-11-2008, 09:14 PM

The last time I talked to Bobby William's sister about 6 yrs. ago, he was living in Charlotte,NC and racing stock cars. Bobby was one of the best players in the 80's. His main problem was his temper. He never lost it with another player but was self destructive in the sense that whenever he missed a shot, he would rake the balls no matter how difficult the layout for the incoming player. That's what led to his eventual change of career paths. It's a shame because Bobby had a tremendous amount of talent and away from the pool table he was always the gentleman. I was fortunate enough to play in the same room as Bobby in the late 70's and early 80's. (The Cue Room) in Lake Worth, Florida.


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07-11-2008, 09:24 PM

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Bobby Williams won a pro tournament in 1988 or 1989 - he was an awesome player - I haven't heard his name mentioned in years.

IIRC the tourney he won was in CHARLOTTE, NC.

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07-12-2008, 06:38 AM

I think Bobby won the Rak'm Up Classic. A pro event with all the top players. He was one of the best lefties at the time.

I saw Bobby a few years ago at DCC. He may have been with Tony Stewart, the race car driver. Bobby has been working on Nascar pit crews for many years now. That's where you'll find him. Heaven forbid anyone comes around the Nascar scene bragging about playing pool. They'll go get Bobby and clean his clock. He was a very good gambler.
  
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I think Bobby won the Rak'm Up Classic. A pro event with all the top players. He was one of the best lefties at the time.

I saw Bobby a few years ago at DCC. He may have been with Tony Stewart, the race car driver. Bobby has been working on Nascar pit crews for many years now. That's where you'll find him. Heaven forbid anyone comes around the Nascar scene bragging about playing pool. They'll go get Bobby and clean his clock. He was a very good gambler.
I am pretty sure that Bobby defeated Earl in the finals... or was it Grady? I need to get with Terry Ardeno to make sure - it's been driving me nuts since yesterday, and they don't have the 80's results on the main site anymore (at least I can't find them anymore).


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07-12-2008, 07:14 AM

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I am pretty sure that Bobby defeated Earl in the finals... or was it Grady? I need to get with Terry Ardeno to make sure - it's been driving me nuts since yesterday, and they don't have the 80's results on the main site anymore (at least I can't find them anymore).
grady. he hauls off and shits the case game in..i think we should get grady's comment!
  
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grady. he hauls off and shits the case game in..i think we should get grady's comment!
I thought it was Grady!

Wasn't it an errant jump shot that opened the door for Bobby to win that one? It's all coming back to me now...


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The last time I talked to Bobby William's sister about 6 yrs. ago, he was living in Charlotte,NC and racing stock cars. Bobby was one of the best players in the 80's. His main problem was his temper. He never lost it with another player but was self destructive in the sense that whenever he missed a shot, he would rake the balls no matter how difficult the layout for the incoming player. That's what led to his eventual change of career paths. It's a shame because Bobby had a tremendous amount of talent and away from the pool table he was always the gentleman. I was fortunate enough to play in the same room as Bobby in the late 70's and early 80's. (The Cue Room) in Lake Worth, Florida.
It must have been around 86 or 87 he came to Columbus and played a local named Kenny MCcoy at Top Cue billiards. Each time Kenny made a ball on the beak or if Bobby missed he would rake in the balls. I was just a kid but remember thinking "what the hell is this guy doing"
  
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07-12-2008, 09:14 AM

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I am pretty sure that Bobby defeated Earl in the finals... or was it Grady? I need to get with Terry Ardeno to make sure - it's been driving me nuts since yesterday, and they don't have the 80's results on the main site anymore (at least I can't find them anymore).

David,
I was outside cutting the grass that I wanted to get done yesterday, came in for an ice cold diet coke and checked pooldom.

Bobby Williams never won the Rakm Up Classic. He did, however, beat Grady 11-7 in the finals of the 1989 Carolina's Cup.

I have something more to add a little later, after I confirm the particulars, but I got to get back outside for a few more hours.

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1987 Mike Sigel
1988 Mike Sigel
1989 Nick Varner
1990 Steve Mizerak
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1992 Buddy Hall
1993 Jim Rempe


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07-12-2008, 10:11 AM

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David,
I was outside cutting the grass that I wanted to get done yesterday, came in for an ice cold diet coke and checked pooldom.

Bobby Williams never won the Rakm Up Classic. He did, however, beat Grady 11-7 in the finals of the 1989 Carolina's Cup.

I have something more to add a little later, after I confirm the particulars, but I got to get back outside for a few more hours.

Quickly, here's the winnners of the Rakm Up Classic by years....
1987 Mike Sigel
1988 Mike Sigel
1989 Nick Varner
1990 Steve Mizerak
1991 N ick Varner
1992 Buddy Hall
1993 Jim Rempe
Thanks Terry. I wasn't sure what tournament it was, I vaguely remember that Grady was at the table, got caught in a bad spot behind a ball - and that basically tells the story about how it went. It was a very frustrating match for Grady. It's doubtful that he remembers much about it, The great champions just usually put that stuff behind them.


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Rob's Roost - 07-12-2008, 11:17 AM

I played some with him at Rob's Roost in Charlotte around 1985 or 86. He remembered me from Houma Louisiana back around 81 or 82.
Bobby went on to finish 3rd, I think at the Rob's Roost tournament that year behind Efren who just destroyed everyone.

I watched Earl beat Kim Davenport in that same tournament 11-0 in 2 innings. He ran 8, played a safety and then ran the last 3. Kim threw his towell on the table with 3 or 4 balls left in the last game.
  
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07-12-2008, 11:19 AM

Someone told me that Bobby had died a few years back. That was the reason for the original post.
I hope that informatioin wasn't true.
  
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