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Here's a complete list of the 1st-4th place finishers in all of the Sands Regency Open events. I hope, guys, you will find this useful. Johnny Archer won it 5 times, followed by Reyes, Sigel and Varner on 4, and Earl and Kimmer on 3!

Which was/were your favourite match/es ? My all-time favourites would be Rempe - Archer SRO14, Reyes - Strickland SRO21 finals, Archer-Reyes SRO23 and Archer-Martinez SRO20 finals. Other honourable mentions - CJ Wiley - Mizerak SRO13, Davenport-Strickland SRO12 finals and Archer-Hall SRO15 finals.

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[B]Year	SRO	Winner		Runner-up		3rd place		4th place[/B]
1985	1	Mike Sigel		Jim Rempe		Keith McCready	Buddy Hall
1985	2	Efren Reyes		Jay Swanson		Wade Crane		Danny Medina
1986	3	Efren Reyes		Earl Strickland		Bill Incardona		Ray Martin
1986	4	Mike Sigel		David Howard		Allen Hopkins		Ron Rosas
1987	5	Earl Strickland		Kim Davenport	Bob Williams		Keith McCready
1987	6	Jay Swanson		Ray Martin		Bob Hunter		Howard Vickery
1988	7	Mike Sigel		Earl Strickland		Efren Reyes		Buddy Hall
1988	8	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Jim Mataya		Grady Mathews
1989	9	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Steve Mizerak		Allen Hopkins
1989	10	Mike Sigel		Danny Medina		Mike LeBron		Dave Bollman
1990	11	Earl Strickland		Roger Griffis		Kim Davenport	Efren Reyes
1990	12	Kim Davenport	Earl Strickland		Buddy Hall		Allen Hopkins
1991	13	Johnny Archer		Jim Rempe		Nick Varner		Kim Davenport
1991	14	Jim Rempe		Kim Davenport	E.Dominguez		Johnny Archer
1992	15	Johnny Archer		Buddy Hall		Nick Varner		F. Bustamante
1992	16	Earl Strickland		Steve Mizerak		Buddy Hall		Johnny Archer
1993	17	Jimmy Fusco		Kim Davenport	Mike Massey		Jose Parica
1993	18	Johnny Archer		Tony Ellin			Mike Sigel		George Michaels
1994	19	Tony Ellin			C.J. Wiley		Kim Davenport	Earl Strickland
1994	20	Johnny Archer		Rafael Martinez	F. Bustamante		Buddy Hall
1995	21	Efren Reyes		Earl Strickland		C.J. Wiley		Rodolfo Luat
1995	22	Johnny Archer		Rodney Morris		Tony Ellin			Nick Varner
1996	23	Nick Varner		Johnny Archer		Rodney Morris		Tony Robles
1996	24	John Horsfall		Santos Sambajon	Mike Gulyassy		C.J. Wiley
1997	25	Kim Davenport	George SanSouci	Tony Ellin			Rodney Morris
1997	26	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Santos Sambajon	Amar Kang
1998	27	Ralf Souquet		Efren Reyes		Jon Kucharo		Danny Medina
1998	28	F. Bustamante		Earl Strickland		Dan Louie		Tony Ellin
1999	29	Efren Reyes		Ramil Gallego		F. Bustamante		Jose Parica
1999	30	Alex Pagulayan	Tommy Kennedy	Tang Hoa			F. Bustamante
2000	31	Rafael Martinez	John Horsfall		Kim Davenport	Santos Sambajon
2000	32	John Horsfall		Corey Deuel		Alex Pagulayan	Ismael Paez
2001	33	Corey Deuel		Jose Parica		Rafael Martinez	Jimmy Wetch
2001	34	Rodney Morris		Nick Varner		Johnny Archer		John Shmidt
2002	35	Kim Davenport	Jeremy Jones		Bobby Hunter		Santos Sambajon
2002	36	Danny Medina		Corey Deuel		Rodney Morris		Nick Varner
2003	37	John Schmidt		Alex Pagulayan	Shawn Putnam	Dan Wallace
2003	38	Mike Davis		Santos Sambajon	Cliff Joyner		Max Eberle
2004	39	Rodney Morris		Cliff Joyner		Alex Pagulayan	Jose Parica
2004	40	Danny Basavich	Jeremy Jones		Michael Vidas		Ernesto Dominguez
2005	41	Marlon Manalo	Tony Chohan		Shawn Putnam	Santos Sambajon
2005	42	Ronnie Wiseman	Shawn Putnam	Marcus Chamat	James Ladira
2006	43	Dennis Orcollo	Kim Davenport	Jui Lung Chen		Gabe Owen
2006	44	Richey Orem		Gabe Owen		Tony Chohan		Cliff Joyner
2007	45	S. Van Boening	Johnny Archer		Mark Tadd		Edwin Montal
2008	46	Mike Davis		Leonardo Andam	E. Dominguez		Stevie Moore
 
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Here's a complete list of the 1st-4th place finishers in all of the Sands Regency Open events. I hope, guys, you will find this useful. Johnny Archer won it 5 times, followed by Reyes, Sigel and Varner on 4, and Earl and Kimmer on 3!

Which was/were your favourite match/es ? My all-time favourites would be Rempe - Archer SRO14, Reyes - Strickland SRO21 finals, Archer-Reyes SRO23 and Archer-Martinez SRO20 finals. Other honourable mentions - CJ Wiley - Mizerak SRO13, Davenport-Strickland SRO12 finals and Archer-Hall SRO15 finals.

Code:
[B]Year	SRO	Winner		Runner-up		3rd place		4th place[/B]
1985	1	Mike Sigel		Jim Rempe		Keith McCready	Buddy Hall
1985	2	Efren Reyes		Jay Swanson		Wade Crane		Danny Medina
1986	3	Efren Reyes		Earl Strickland		Bill Incardona		Ray Martin
1986	4	Mike Sigel		David Howard		Allen Hopkins		Ron Rosas
1987	5	Earl Strickland		Kim Davenport	Bob Williams		Keith McCready
1987	6	Jay Swanson		Ray Martin		Bob Hunter		Howard Vickery
1988	7	Mike Sigel		Earl Strickland		Efren Reyes		Buddy Hall
1988	8	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Jim Mataya		Grady Mathews
1989	9	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Steve Mizerak		Allen Hopkins
1989	10	Mike Sigel		Danny Medina		Mike LeBron		Dave Bollman
1990	11	Earl Strickland		Roger Griffis		Kim Davenport	Efren Reyes
1990	12	Kim Davenport	Earl Strickland		Buddy Hall		Allen Hopkins
1991	13	Johnny Archer		Jim Rempe		Nick Varner		Kim Davenport
1991	14	Jim Rempe		Kim Davenport	E.Dominguez		Johnny Archer
1992	15	Johnny Archer		Buddy Hall		Nick Varner		F. Bustamante
1992	16	Earl Strickland		Steve Mizerak		Buddy Hall		Johnny Archer
1993	17	Jimmy Fusco		Kim Davenport	Mike Massey		Jose Parica
1993	18	Johnny Archer		Tony Ellin			Mike Sigel		George Michaels
1994	19	Tony Ellin			C.J. Wiley		Kim Davenport	Earl Strickland
1994	20	Johnny Archer		Rafael Martinez	F. Bustamante		Buddy Hall
1995	21	Efren Reyes		Earl Strickland		C.J. Wiley		Rodolfo Luat
1995	22	Johnny Archer		Rodney Morris		Tony Ellin			Nick Varner
1996	23	Nick Varner		Johnny Archer		Rodney Morris		Tony Robles
1996	24	John Horsfall		Santos Sambajon	Mike Gulyassy		C.J. Wiley
1997	25	Kim Davenport	George SanSouci	Tony Ellin			Rodney Morris
1997	26	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Santos Sambajon	Amar Kang
1998	27	Ralf Souquet		Efren Reyes		Jon Kucharo		Danny Medina
1998	28	F. Bustamante		Earl Strickland		Dan Louie		Tony Ellin
1999	29	Efren Reyes		Ramil Gallego		F. Bustamante		Jose Parica
1999	30	Alex Pagulayan	Tommy Kennedy	Tang Hoa			F. Bustamante
2000	31	Rafael Martinez	John Horsfall		Kim Davenport	Santos Sambajon
2000	32	John Horsfall		Corey Deuel		Alex Pagulayan	Ismael Paez
2001	33	Corey Deuel		Jose Parica		Rafael Martinez	Jimmy Wetch
2001	34	Rodney Morris		Nick Varner		Johnny Archer		John Shmidt
2002	35	Kim Davenport	Jeremy Jones		Bobby Hunter		Santos Sambajon
2002	36	Danny Medina		Corey Deuel		Rodney Morris		Nick Varner
2003	37	John Schmidt		Alex Pagulayan	Shawn Putnam	Dan Wallace
2003	38	Mike Davis		Santos Sambajon	Cliff Joyner		Max Eberle
2004	39	Rodney Morris		Cliff Joyner		Alex Pagulayan	Jose Parica
2004	40	Danny Basavich	Jeremy Jones		Michael Vidas		Ernesto Dominguez
2005	41	Marlon Manalo	Tony Chohan		Shawn Putnam	Santos Sambajon
2005	42	Ronnie Wiseman	Shawn Putnam	Marcus Chamat	James Ladira
2006	43	Dennis Orcollo	Kim Davenport	Jui Lung Chen		Gabe Owen
2006	44	Richey Orem		Gabe Owen		Tony Chohan		Cliff Joyner
2007	45	S. Van Boening	Johnny Archer		Mark Tadd		Edwin Montal
2008	46	Mike Davis		Leonardo Andam	E. Dominguez		Stevie Moore

Thanks for the thread, cool to see these names again. Many guys that I have heard of or seen and a few unknowns to me.
 

garczar

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My man Buddy Hall was kinda snake-bit at this event. He had some ok finishes but not great. Those fields were awesome. For me (age 59) those were heady days for pool in the US. When Sigel was on he was just a pool freak.
 

DrCue'sProtege

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Great job of posting this! I have a lot of the Accu-Stats DVDs from the Sands Reno 9-Ball events. Still watch them a lot to this day. The announcers, Grady, Billy, Buddy, they were totally awesome!

r/DCP
 

jay helfert

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Here's a complete list of the 1st-4th place finishers in all of the Sands Regency Open events. I hope, guys, you will find this useful. Johnny Archer won it 5 times, followed by Reyes, Sigel and Varner on 4, and Earl and Kimmer on 3!

Which was/were your favourite match/es ? My all-time favourites would be Rempe - Archer SRO14, Reyes - Strickland SRO21 finals, Archer-Reyes SRO23 and Archer-Martinez SRO20 finals. Other honourable mentions - CJ Wiley - Mizerak SRO13, Davenport-Strickland SRO12 finals and Archer-Hall SRO15 finals.

Code:
[B]Year	SRO	Winner		Runner-up		3rd place		4th place[/B]
1985	1	Mike Sigel		Jim Rempe		Keith McCready	Buddy Hall
1985	2	Efren Reyes		Jay Swanson		Wade Crane		Danny Medina
1986	3	Efren Reyes		Earl Strickland	Bill Incardona		Ray Martin
1986	4	Mike Sigel		David Howard		Allen Hopkins		Ron Rosas
1987	5	Earl Strickland	Kim Davenport	Bob Williams		Keith McCready
1987	6	Jay Swanson		Ray Martin		Bob Hunter		Howard Vickery
1988	7	Mike Sigel		Earl Strickland	Efren Reyes		Buddy Hall
1988	8	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Jim Mataya		Grady Mathews
1989	9	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Steve Mizerak		Allen Hopkins
1989	10	Mike Sigel		Danny Medina	Mike LeBron		Dave Bollman
1990	11	Earl Strickland	Roger Griffis		Kim Davenport	Efren Reyes
1990	12	Kim Davenport	Earl Strickland	Buddy Hall		Allen Hopkins
1991	13	Johnny Archer	Jim Rempe		Nick Varner		Kim Davenport
1991	14	Jim Rempe		Kim Davenport	E.Dominguez		Johnny Archer
1992	15	Johnny Archer	Buddy Hall		Nick Varner		F. Bustamante
1992	16	Earl Strickland	Steve Mizerak		Buddy Hall		Johnny Archer
1993	17	Jimmy Fusco		Kim Davenport	Mike Massey		Jose Parica
1993	18	Johnny Archer	Tony Ellin		Mike Sigel		George Michaels
1994	19	Tony Ellin		C.J. Wiley		Kim Davenport	Earl Strickland
1994	20	Johnny Archer	Rafael Martinez	F. Bustamante		Buddy Hall
1995	21	Efren Reyes		Earl Strickland	C.J. Wiley		Rodolfo Luat
1995	22	Johnny Archer	Rodney Morris	Tony Ellin		Nick Varner
1996	23	Nick Varner		Johnny Archer	Rodney Morris	Tony Robles
1996	24	John Horsfall		Santos Sambajon	Mike Gulyassy	C.J. Wiley
1997	25	Kim Davenport	George SanSouci	Tony Ellin		Rodney Morris
1997	26	Nick Varner		Kim Davenport	Santos Sambajon	Amar Kang
1998	27	Ralf Souquet		Efren Reyes		Jon Kucharo		Danny Medina
1998	28	F. Bustamante		Earl Strickland	Dan Louie		Tony Ellin
1999	29	Efren Reyes		Ramil Gallego		F. Bustamante		Jose Parica
1999	30	Alex Pagulayan	Tommy Kennedy	Tang Hoa		F. Bustamante
2000	31	Rafael Martinez	John Horsfall		Kim Davenport	Santos Sambajon
2000	32	John Horsfall		Corey Deuel		Alex Pagulayan	Ismael Paez
2001	33	Corey Deuel		Jose Parica		Rafael Martinez	Jimmy Wetch
2001	34	Rodney Morris	Nick Varner		Johnny Archer	John Shmidt
2002	35	Kim Davenport	Jeremy Jones		Bobby Hunter		Santos Sambajon
2002	36	Danny Medina	Corey Deuel		Rodney Morris	Nick Varner
2003	37	John Schmidt		Alex Pagulayan	Shawn Putnam	Dan Wallace
2003	38	Mike Davis		Santos Sambajon	Cliff Joyner		Max Eberle
2004	39	Rodney Morris	Cliff Joyner		Alex Pagulayan	Jose Parica
2004	40	Danny Basavich	Jeremy Jones		Michael Vidas		Ernesto Dominguez
2005	41	Marlon Manalo	Tony Chohan		Shawn Putnam	Santos Sambajon
2005	42	Ronnie Wiseman	Shawn Putnam	Marcus Chamat	James Ladira
2006	43	Dennis Orcollo	Kim Davenport	Jui Lung Chen	Gabe Owen
2006	44	Richey Orem		Gabe Owen		Tony Chohan		Cliff Joyner
2007	45	S. Van Boening	Johnny Archer	Mark Tadd		Edwin Montal
2008	46	Mike Davis		Leonardo Andam	E. Dominguez		Stevie Moore

What a great list! Brings back a lot of memories for me. I went to many of these events, backing players like Keith, Tang, Danny Medina and Cliff J. I also served as either the head referee, assistant tournament director or tournament director in seven or eight of these events.

This list is a virtual who's who of the best players of that era. Interesting that Buddy never won this event. Parica never won it either. Two of the absolute best players ever couldn't find a way to win this one. That will give you an idea of the strength of the field here every year. Kim sure did have a lot of high finishes, two wins and six second place finishes! Plus several other top four results. Johnny won five times in a five year period and probably has the best record overall of anybody at the Sands. There is only one name I don't recognize - James Ladira. I just can't place him. :eek:

Just for the sake of reference, we used to pay out $10,000 in cash to the winner each year (twice!). A big deal was made by Barbara Woodward of the Sands in counting out the winnings on the center table. Most years it paid 10K for first, 6K for 2nd, 4K - 3rd, 3K - 4th, etc. Some years the money was pumped up when the field attracted over 100 players. It was a very good payday for that time. 10K and no IRS report! :thumbup:

I'm guessing well over two million in prize money was paid out over the course of these events.
 
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ShortBusRuss

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What a great list! Brings back a lot of memories for me. I went to many of these events, backing players like Keith, Tang, Danny Medina and Cliff J. I also served as either the head referee, assistant tournament director or tournament director in seven or eight of these events.

This list is a virtual who's who of the best players of that era. Interesting that Buddy never won this event. Parica never won it either. Two of the absolute best players ever couldn't find a way to win this one. That will give you an idea of the strength of the field here every year. Kim sure did have a lot of high finishes, two wins and six second place finishes! Plus several other top four results. Johnny won five times in a five year period and probably has the best record overall of anybody at the Sands. There is only one name I don't recognize - James Ladira. I just can't place him. :eek:

Just for the sake of reference, we used to pay out $10,000 in cash to the winner each year (twice!). A big deal was made by Barbara Woodward of the Sands in counting out the winnings on the center table. Most years it paid 10K for first, 6K for 2nd, 4K - 3rd, 3K - 4th, etc. Some years the money was pumped up when the field attracted over 100 players. It was a very good payday for that time. 10K and no IRS report! :thumbup:

I'm guessing well over two million in prize money was paid out over the course of these events.

Jay,

What di you think of Horsfall's game? As good as he played, he rarely got past Mike Zimmerman in the northwest tournaments I watched them both play in...
 

Ratamon

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What a great list! Brings back a lot of memories for me. I went to many of these events, backing players like Keith, Tang, Danny Medina and Cliff J. I also served as either the head referee, assistant tournament director or tournament director in seven or eight of these events.

This list is a virtual who's who of the best players of that era. Interesting that Buddy never won this event. Parica never won it either. Two of the absolute best players ever couldn't find a way to win this one. That will give you an idea of the strength of the field here every year. Kim sure did have a lot of high finishes, two wins and six second place finishes! Plus several other top four results. Johnny won five times in a five year period and probably has the best record overall of anybody at the Sands. There is only one name I don't recognize - James Ladira. I just can't place him. :eek:

Just for the sake of reference, we used to pay out $10,000 in cash to the winner each year (twice!). A big deal was made by Barbara Woodward of the Sands in counting out the winnings on the center table. Most years it paid 10K for first, 6K for 2nd, 4K - 3rd, 3K - 4th, etc. Some years the money was pumped up when the field attracted over 100 players. It was a very good payday for that time. 10K and no IRS report! :thumbup:

I'm guessing well over two million in prize money was paid out over the course of these events.

Thank you for your appreciative comments Jay. A lot of my time went into this as this information has been mostly collated from various magazines due to a lack of coverage on the internet. I would also like to thank Bob Jewett for providing input on missing years.

Do you know why the tournament got discontinued after 2008 ?
 

Ratamon

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I've just realised that the table gets messed up on my iphone and in tapatalk so here's a screenshot for those accessing the forum through smartphones.
 

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garczar

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Thank you for your appreciative comments Jay. A lot of my time went into this as this information has been mostly collated from various magazines due to a lack of coverage on the internet. I would also like to thank Bob Jewett for providing input on missing years.

Do you know why the tournament got discontinued after 2008 ?
Don't know all the reasons but the economy tankin' in '08-'09 sure didn't help. It had gone downhill some that last few events. Wasn't like the 80's-90's versions.
 

Ratamon

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Great job of posting this! I have a lot of the Accu-Stats DVDs from the Sands Reno 9-Ball events. Still watch them a lot to this day. The announcers, Grady, Billy, Buddy, they were totally awesome!

r/DCP

Cheers! I agree, Grady and Billy in the booth together were always fun to hear. Quite a few of their exchanges stand out in my memory. I do recall seeing a match from SRO11 between Buddy and Grady (Grady whitewashed Buddy 11-0) where Billy and Grady do a voice-over player review. Billy asked Grady something along the following lines: "Grady, how do you withstand the pressure of playing Buddy Hall?" and Grady's response was just hilarious: "It's not too difficult. I just imagine I'm playing you Billy" :grin-square::grin-square:
 

garczar

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Watching the '99 final with the GOAT vs. Gallego. Does Ramil still play at all? I remember when he first hit the scene. Really a good player.
 

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Don't know all the reasons but the economy tankin' in '08-'09 sure didn't help. It had gone downhill some that last few events. Wasn't like the 80's-90's versions.
As I vaguely recall, there was a pro players' organization at the time that demanded that the Sands put the prize fund in escrow. I think the Sands ignored them, but that's another example of the players peeing on their own feet.

At the same time, I think the amateur league (USPPA) that had events at the same time started to fall apart. From the Sands' view, the tournaments were a good way to fill the hotel and casino tables. Without the hundreds of amateurs, they couldn't afford to host the pros.
 

Ratamon

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There is only one name I don't recognize - James Ladira. I just can't place him. :eek:

The only other info I have on this guy is that he finished 8th in the 2005 DCC One Pocket division (same year as his 4th place finish in Reno), finished 5th in Reno the year before (SRO 40) and shared 7th place with Johnny Archer at Steve Mizerak Championship in 2007. Can't put a name to a face either :eek:
 

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Davenport really did have a lot of second place finishes...must have killed him every time seeing how he was fairly local and his family often watched. His little dance when he finally won over Earl was hilarious. Fantastic finals btw.

I can't believe Parica never won this event. I remember one year I was there he yelled into the action room "Anyone here can get the 8...EXCEPT Johnny Archer"
 

Ratamon

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Jay,

What di you think of Horsfall's game? As good as he played, he rarely got past Mike Zimmerman in the northwest tournaments I watched them both play in...


Accu-stats have a video of him playing Frankie Hernandez in the 2003 U.S. Open 9-ball. That's an awesome match. John played a near perfect 9-ball. Just wonder whether that was the guy's regular speed...
 

grindz

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………………..

This list is a virtual who's who of the best players of that era. Interesting that Buddy never won this event. Parica never won it either. Two of the absolute best players ever couldn't find a way to win this one..

………..

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That's exactly what I was thinking...… How was that possible? Was the action room that much bigger than the tournament?.... or was the 'book'?

td
 

grindz

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Lol...

Cheers! I agree, Grady and Billy in the booth together were always fun to hear. Quite a few of their exchanges stand out in my memory. I do recall seeing a match from SRO11 between Buddy and Grady (Grady whitewashed Buddy 11-0) where Billy and Grady do a voice-over player review. Billy asked Grady something along the following lines: "Grady, how do you withstand the pressure of playing Buddy Hall?" and Grady's response was just hilarious: "It's not too difficult. I just imagine I'm playing you Billy" :grin-square::grin-square:


That's hilarious! Greenies to you for a great laugh...:grin:

td
 

jay helfert

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Jay,

What di you think of Horsfall's game? As good as he played, he rarely got past Mike Zimmerman in the northwest tournaments I watched them both play in...

John Horsfall was a Canadian snooker player turned pool player. At one time he was the second best player in Canada after Alex. John was a championship level player, capable of beating anyone on a given day. Mike must had had his number (he had mine too), because John certainly had a higher speed. Mike Z. could get under his opponents skin and make them dog it. His psychological game was very strong and he exuded confidence. I would call him a good shortstop speed and very tough on the 8' bar tables they had up there. He could gamble too and not dog it. All these things made him a tough opponent. I beat him once and never again. :smile:
 
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jay helfert

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The only other info I have on this guy is that he finished 8th in the 2005 DCC One Pocket division (same year as his 4th place finish in Reno), finished 5th in Reno the year before (SRO 40) and shared 7th place with Johnny Archer at Steve Mizerak Championship in 2007. Can't put a name to a face either :eek:

Every other player on this list I can put a face with the name except for him.
 
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