New Here? - Introduce Yourself


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New old guy here from the Mojave Desert. Have not played in about 50-years and getting back into it with my young grandkids. Already learned a lot here and know I'll learn more.


Cue Author...Sometimes
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Since I just came out of lurking to post on another thread I thought it was time to say hi. I am James and I'm from Papillion, Nebraska.

I'm 51 and though I've had a table for 17 years I really just started playing about three months ago. I had originally bought the table more as a piece of furniture because it fit the room (and I always had a table in the house growing up). Covid made me realize what I was sitting on and I started diving in deep and fast. The strategic aspect of shape is like playing chess, figuring out the english and power of a stroke is like solving a puzzle, and sinking balls is viscerally satisfying; I am LOVING the game.

Just had my table recovered and decided to have them come back and move it. I have a few tough angles that require a short cue. It's a big room so I'm having the table turned 90 degrees and I'll have minimum six feet on each side. My wife said "you're taking over the whole room!" and my son and I pointed out that I'm the only one that uses the room! lol

I'm looking forward to visiting my dad in Florida and playing him since he's played all his life.
Where in Florida?

David in FL

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New old guy here from the Mojave Desert. Have not played in about 50-years and getting back into it with my young grandkids. Already learned a lot here and know I'll learn more.

29 stumps? Spent a little time there back in the day... 🙂

Rusty in Montana

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Greetings Everyone from the Middle of Big Sky Country AKA Montana I've gotten back into playing pool after taking about 20 year's off from playing pool to spend time with my kids and help them get through school .
Now I'm a very proud Grandpa and a throat cancer survivor and a avid outdoorsman , I'm active in our local chapter of Walleye's Unlimited and I totally enjoy helping kids learn to catch fish so they can appreciate and enjoy their time outdoors .
But long before that I volunteered at the Billings Boy's and Girl's Club for a short time as a pool instructor then later on at the Hardin Corner Pocket .

I was fortunate to of met many very good pool players and called them my friend's and I learned a great deal from that time in my life as a pool player .
If I were to mention names some may say I'm bragging or that I'm lying ha ha the truth be told in many cases the wilder the story seems the more truth is involved .
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this website !
Allan AKA Rusty

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I registered a long time ago, but I haven't been using the website. Trying to figure out how the forums work, etc., etc., etc. On a personal note, I first picked up a cue stick when I was in high school, about 50+ years ago. I guess I could best describe myself as an accomplished amateur. I don't get to play much any more, but I still love the game and enjoy watching cue sports on YouTube videos.


Getting the first post out of the way. I used to play a lot of pool but it has been a while. I recently moved into a new house and just got my game room set up, complete with a table.


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Guess I should post in the welcome thread. New guy here. Fell in love with pool playing 8-ball at a hotel in La Guaira, Venezuela, and played sporadically whenever I could, which was not very often. I built my house with a pool room and got a table in 2000. I've got a couple of McDermott cues and a Huebler that a friend has left with me for a couple of decades. Something about his ex-wife giving it to him. I like Kamui tips.

I recently bought a carbon fiber shaft from OB. I like to buy local, and their Plano store is 10 minutes from me. Amy was awesome and let me try a couple of different shafts on my own cue. The tip is the 12.3, and it's magnificent to hit. I tried a Revo CF shaft at Billiard Den but it wasn't a fair test. I think it was broken or something based on the sound and feel.

In a major coup last year, I convinced our CEO that we should shut the corporate office and all work from home, so now my office is three steps from the table. I come out at least once an hour to shoot a couple of racks. I get to play every day.

Oh, and I won a pool tournament a couple of years ago. The Richardson Corporate Challenge, which was 83 people who had basically never played before and a couple of guys who at least knew how to shoot a little. But I did win it.

That's my story.

Deeep Pockets

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New here from SE Wisconsin. Started playing pool in the late 60's when I was in high school. There was a plethora of pool halls in the Milwaukee area. Worked at one of them for awhile as well. Had a number of tables throughout the years when space permitted and recently acquired a 9ft GCIII black and thoroughly enjoy playing on it. I fully retired about 6 yrs ago.

Slide Rule

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I've been checking this page out for quite sometime and would like to say hello to everyone. I used to play a lot when I was a teen but my work took over my life so I haven't been shooting pool as much as I wanted to.

I'm 32 from PI and just recently bought my first cue (Al Bautista) and looking forward to improve my game. Happy hustlin everyone!
Welcome to AZ Billiards.

This is an outstanding site for everything pool related and some things not related to pool.


"shootin' from the hip"
Hello Everybody. New here from Texas. I have been a member for a few years, but took a hiatus from pool for about 7 years. M. Since i have gotten back into the swing of things, i have made an effort to work clearly on my stroke for now. I know everything else will come once i get a handle on that. But enough about me, i like to look at all the different post and see all of the variance of opinions on subjects. Keep up the good work guys.