I've played pool with Walter.As a room owner and AZB regular, I feel a very unique connection to a fellow AZB regular who takes the time and make the effort to come visit our pool room, whether planned in advance or if they just happen to show up unannounced. Boone, NC is certainly not near any major interstate and someone certainly has to go out of their way to make the effort to come here.
Every encounter I’ve had with AZB regulars here over the years has always been very enjoyable, pleasant and respectful, and yesterday‘s visit from Black-balled was no exception.
Walter is certainly a strong enough player that when we agreed to play some, both not knowing how the other played, he could have tested my pride playing in my own room and asked whether I want to play for $, but he didn’t and I didn’t ask him either, thankfully. Regardless, speaking for myself and my guess is for him as well, we both have enough pride in our games and respect for the game, that we both still tried our best.
Walter’s 3-C skills certainly show, and he was generous enough to share a few helpful keys regarding 3 rail kick shots that I never knew. If any of you here ever has the chance to play some with Walter, you’d better pack your A game with you!
I guess he saved me lots of money when he ducked me in DC I’m still giving him a hard time over that I had to play Brandon insteadI've played pool with Walter.
Racks of 9 ball, 8 ball, and one pocket if I remember correctly.
He's a good man and plays a very advanced game.
At one time he was an open quality player although he would deny it.
He related a few tales to me about some very very good players we both know that he had battles with in the past.
Look forward to matching up again some time.
I recall you and i got on a table together and I was glad to run away as fast as possible.I guess he saved me lots of money when he ducked me in DC I’m still giving him a hard time over that I had to play Brandon instead
Truth. Super place and as nice as it was, the people made it great.This looks like Break Time Billiards in Cary, NC.
Walter, you obviously don’t remember. Someone from NY came in and you played them 9 ball. We never got to play because after you ducked me, I played Brandon till 4amI recall you and i got on a table together and I was glad to run away as fast as possible.
My wife said I am one pocket thick and I am banned from anything less than 10-7!
I was also happy to get out of that NY game too.Walter, you obviously don’t remember. Someone from NY came in and you played them 9 ball. We never got to play because after you ducked me, I played Brandon till 4am
If I ever get back to DC we should go on a good bike ride
Only my dogs think more of me.Black Balled is a super hero. The dude hits two pool rooms, does a bike race which isn't easy, wins a pool tournament and is already home. Most mere mortals on here would do one of those things in a weekend and be content!
When he told me he was headed to a bike race in South Carolina, I asked him if he was a better biker or pool player? He said probably pool player, but it was close. Based on his calves (he was wearing shorts) I figured he had to be a competitive level biker as well!Black Balled is a super hero. The dude hits two pool rooms, does a bike race which isn't easy, wins a pool tournament and is already home. Most mere mortals on here would do one of those things in a weekend and be content!
Hahaha. Many experiments involving intoxication have been made historically!Had I known when I was young and in shape that in bike racing it was acceptable to drink 10+ beers and cocktails (before 10am no less) I would have bigger calves now. Hell, that's why I took up fishing. You can pop a beer the moment the boat leaves the dock.