I'm quite certain you'll appreciate this game story from early last month, dear Rubik's, when I used a set of flawless Guinness black and whites that you took from your very own collection last year and sent to me across the Atlantic (since there wasn't one set to be found within 10,000 miles of Texas) and I paired it with another set of "Guinnies" I nabbed this spring to play BOTH sets on the baize simultaneously in a game of crossfire confusion.
We racked one set of the magical striped black and whites along with one 8-ball and at the opposite end racked all 14 solid blacks with it's 8-ball....then using both identical cueballs, broke simultaneously.... with all made object balls spotted, and the winner of the pill draw getting to shoot first until missing or playing safe. The game winner needed to pocket his full set of 14 plus an 8-ball using whichever cue ball he chose at the beginning of his turn. The wager was $50
I had at hand (of course) ice cold Guinness offerings of their Blonde American Lager, Nitro IPA, Rye Pale Ale, Golden Ale and a singular rare Irish Wheat to celebrate the Guinness game and their start of great beer in 1759.
Seeing 14 of the bold striped black and whites amongst the 14 all-blacks with accompanying 8-balls and two cue balls on the baize was a sight to behold ---- making one think the fabled Guinness beer magic was causing us to see double from the get-go!
A most sincere "thank you!" yet again for your selfless act of kindness shared across the miles, Rubik's, by getting a set of these beauties to me for the collection and allowing me to share with friends - and now foe (that lost that crazy crossfire confusion match for $50). I'll get him back to the poolroom when I have another Guinness shoot-out he says :-)
I'll get pics next time