How many players that post here on AZ billiards do you think can say they've beaten a top 100 player in the world in competition without a spot coming into play???? I'm honestly curious.
p.s. feel free to chime in if you have.
Ok that's fine. Let's exclude the pros. I know of at least two non-pros who regularly post here who have.i think you should exclude the pro's who actually post here from one time to another, schmitty, danny, cj, etc
I’d guess that there are less than 5 active posters who’ve beaten a top 100 players in a tournament match.I like the responses, but people aren't answering my question. I don't want to know how many have ACTUALLY done it, well that would be cool also.
I want to know how many people AZers THINK have done it.
I also beat Ronnie Allen in a (short) one pocket match, David Howard (US Open winner) 11-8 in Reno, and, I'm told, Denny Searcy at nine ball (it was the 70s and a blur ).bob jewett is on video beating svb, i know that lol
That's awesome Jay and while I was more referring to current top 100 fargo rated players, let's open it up to the top 100 of whatever was the era of the posters time.Jimmy Fusco, Mike Lebron, Dan Louie, Willie Munson. They were all definitely in the top 100 players when I played them. Went hill-hill with Jeff Carter playing 9-Ball (10-10 and I missed a long combo on the 9). When Bill Ganne won the Mizerak tour Seniors tourney in Reno I gave him his closest match, losing 11-9. I've also got wins over Keith in a local 9-Ball tourney (that was in the finals, 7-5). Plus a win over Sal Butera when he was the best 9-Ball player in SoCal in the Swanee tourney. Almost forgot I beat his dad Lou in a 9-Ball exhibition match, race to eleven (yes, that Lou Butera). I think my most satisfying win was over the great Jimmy Rempe playing Bank Pool. He was spotting me 8-7. Speaking of Bank Pool, in my one and only tournament match with the great Freddie the Beard, Toupee Jay got the cheese!
My resume in tournaments is kind of thin, since I rarely played in them. I was usually either backing a player (who had a chance to win) or running the tournament as the TD. Mad Max didn't like it playing Bank Pool with me and even my revered road man friend Bobby Leblanc took a pass on gambling with me at that game. I guess over the years I beat a couple of dozen "road men" quality players. Not big names, but still strong players. When we were both kids, Jimmy Reid and I hit the road in California. Jimmy beat everybody he played at 9-Ball and I took down some One Pocket action. We came back to L.A. with money in our pockets (maybe 600 each) and Jimmy challenged me to play. I refused naturally, but when he persisted I told him I would play $50 worth if he gave me the eight and the break. He did and he lost. Jimmy never asked me to play again. I actually beat Keith gambling with the eight ball one time (he was maybe 16), before he just got way to strong. He did finally give me the eight and break too, but it wasn't enough. He was already 17 or 18 and a world beater by then.
There were other guys in California who were just out of my league, even when I was playing my best pool. I matched up a few times with Cole Dickson and never booked a winner. Swanee gave me the 7, 8 & 9 and I got to watch him shoot.
Again, this is awesome, this is the stuff I want to hear about. I wouldn't care too much about the beat downs though, considering that those top 100 players have all been beaten down in the same way themselves by other top shelf players.I also beat Ronnie Allen in a (short) one pocket match, David Howard (US Open winner) 11-8 in Reno, and, I'm told, Denny Searcy at nine ball (it was the 70s and a blur ).
I think more here could make such claims if only they would get out and play.
I also beat Allison Fisher at an Expo. She broke and ran a rack on me, then broke dry and I ran out. I won on fewer misses.
I've also been beaten like a rented mule by Dallas West, Bob Vanover, Steve Mizerak, Allen Hopkins, Oscar, Thorsten, Dennis Orcullo, Darren, Biado, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Torbjörn Blomdahl and others too onerous to mention.
I would guess less than 10How many players that post here on AZ billiards do you think can say they've beaten a top 100 player in the world in competition without a spot coming into play???? I'm honestly curious.
p.s. feel free to chime in if you have.
That's awesome Jay and while I was more referring to current top 100 fargo rated players, let's open it up to the top 100 of whatever was the era of the posters time.
That sounds about right if we're talking about the current top 100 only.i don't even know how many members this forum has, and how many of those are active players. but from the top of my head i would say ~7 have beaten some of the current top 100