Donny just won an amateur torn in Chatt. Tn. He is good , but if he could play as good as most of the ones named in this thread, he wouldn't have been allowed to play.Cuaba said:When I was in Vegas, Cotton asked me about Dave Jaeger (sp?). I used to play him about 15 years ago and he was certainly a barbox monster from Clinton Iowa. A fishing accident (fish hook in his right eye) ended his pool career about 10 years ago.
Another relative unknown is Donny Branson. He gave me the 8 and the break and beat me 11 to 1 a couple years ago on a Gold Crown. I didn't think anybody I'd never heard of could do it.
DoubleA said:Donny just won an amateur torn in Chatt. Tn. He is good , but if he could play as good as most of the ones named in this thread, he wouldn't have been allowed to play.
dogginda9 said:Would this be the same person known as "Chino"? Or Sebastian Franco? Because he had an eye issue as well that I had heard came from a bar scrap. He was around Chicago in the 90's alot but could show up anywhere. Just curious.
Cuaba said:He won a tourney in my home town to. He beat me hill - hill in the semi final. He offered the 8 and the break to a weaker player and broke even after an hour. It was a perfect set-up. When he offered me the same spot for $30 a game, I thought it was a lock. But he never missed a ball.
Believe me, if he finds a game his real speed comes out. I've played world champions even and didn't get beat that bad.
But he passes as an amateur, and plays accordingly.
(Brian Jones)deadgearplyr said:from Tulsa, Oklahoma is someone who most definitely can handle some heat.
DoubleA said:In the early 90's,there was a guy named Barry Medlock in NC(around Ashville I think) that played very very good. Anyone know him or what happened to him?
I know who Nick Spano is. He plays good...Not sure I would call him a monster.fan-tum said:Do these 2 guys qualify for this post: Nick Spano and B.J.Usserry?
2rgrbn said:(Brian Jones)
I am pretty sure that I ran into this guy when he was young 18 - 19 he hung out with a tall (damn good 3 cushion player) in Billiard Palace. I was playing strong and playing anybody that I came across and had a bank roll of around 5K at the time. I hadn't left more then 3 out of my last 40 Matches as a loser. We got settled in for something like race to 2 for $100 and froze $500 or there about. I played fine and he beat me like I had never even been in a pool hall before. It seems like Buddy Hall, Mike Betts, Jim McDermott and the 3 Cushion player all had some interest in this kid. Only twice in my pool life have I felt like there is no chance of me even getting started towards winning or getting even or even walking out of there feeling like a pool player. One was this kid and the other was David Matlock if I would have shot them I doubt that I would have finished first. But in both cases I did pick up plenty of second place ribbons.
He really plays a maen game of 1-pocket.(mean)catpool9 said:At the time back in "99 or 2000"? Brian Jones was still just a young fella, he and my brother Counrty Calvin played some 9-ball in Texarkana,Ar. after a big tournament we had, and Brian was 5 sets ahead for $3 an $500.00 , was just one set from busting Country, but Country out lasted him that time,and came back and won all his $ back+ $1,800.00...
I remember he gave Brian $200.00 to go back to Tulsa on, but that kid/man ..Now can play!