John and I go back 46 plus years.Our friendship was renewed in 1994 and we discovered we still both had a passion for Pool.the next 15 years was a flurry of Pool Tournaments, playing Pool, sweating matches, and cue collecting.John was a type of person that lit up a room with his outgoing personality, because of john I had the opportunity to meet some of the worlds top pool players past and present. Every year he rented a ground floor suite at the Holiday Inn at the U.S. Open and turned it into a open Hospitality room. There were always interesting people in there from players to gamblers and every type of character that makes pool so interesting.We attended every Derby City that wa held in the Executive West and never did more then take a nap over the 4 days we spent there.John passed away after a ferocious 9 month battle with cancer on may 13th. 2009.He was one of a kind and will always be remembered. he was my best friend.