keith we have both seen brian play after 10 to 24 beers and play JAM up and hugh huggins(blast from the past) saw hughey take down some big scores around greenville s.c. in the 80s running with the notorious "fountain inn red" who also played real good and matched up even better. saw pete horne in a truck stop outside chicago in 2001 or 02 and he drives a truck for a living as i do also.crawfish said:He gave up weight to Cliff Joyner and sent him packing. There. Saw it. It happened.
Another name for you.... Brian Ezell. Ol' Ezee could knock'em in the holes. I once saw him beat Earl Strickland 9-4 in a tournament after about twelve Buds. He was falling back into his chair between turns. Originally from South Carolina, now lives in New Bern. Also, Pete Horne, Hugh Huggins, and Joe Root (not so much a champion, but could match up right with a rock if need be).
TWOFORPOOL said:David Rhodes was one of the best players in the country at one time. I have seen most all the pro's in the last 25 years and there are 3 people who stand out in my mind with so much natual talent it scares me and David Rhodes is one of those players. The other 2 players are Keith McCready and Leo Newberry. All three of these players are fearless and make tough shots look very easy. David Rhodes is one of the funnest players also. I remember one time (about 20 years ago) that there were 4 or 5 players betting 5.00 each to see who could kick in the cue ball 3 rails in the corner with the heal of their shoe. David made his attempt and the cue ball slide off the side of his heal and went about a foot. He immediatley said it was a "mis-foot" and asked for another try.
Ltldebbie said:The other day there was a 14 year old with his Dad. They said they were from Seattle and his name was Chuckie. Well, who knows if that is true but he beat Carlos Santibanez. Bad action when you beat the best in town.
Craig said:" Lots A Popa "
Older guys may know who Im talking about. And he had gamble.
He beat the Pretty Boy Floyd on Accu-Stats I believe if I remember correctly.
Could play one-pocket with just about anybody alive and they didnt have to like the action.
I watched him play several times and he could play all games jam-up but onepocket was his best game.
Josh Palmer said:No disrespect to Rich Geiler, but here is a funny story, and how I heard it.
Everyone knows Rich the Hat has a strong game, and that he also has a stutter. (no disrespect Rich)
Dave played him and beat him in a tournament. After a few words back and forth, Rich said something along the lines of..
"You ccccomme up to PPpportland, and I'll play you for Fi-Ffi-Fi-Fi-Five thousand!!"
Without missing a beat, David said "Rich, I'm not going to play you for 25,000... I don't have that kind of money!" I'm sure he had that signature giggle right behind it!
Anyhow, that's the story told to me, and I don't even care if it's accurate... Too funny!
I was going to mention Eddie also but I didn't want to sound like I was biased toward Kentucky.Tommy-D said:>
Up around Bowling Green,Ky,there is a superior tournament-only player named Eddie Adams. I've seen him at various sized tournaments maybe 30 times,and the ONLY,yes ONLY tournament I've EVER seen him at that he didn't win was the 2000 U.S. Open,but still finished 7-8th out of 302,beating Luat among others. He absolutely will not gamble,participate in calcuttas,or even take jelly if you cashed in off his calcutta. I'm sure he has his reasons,and respect him for them.
Russ Chewning said:Bah. Just no excuse for this, if they are actually on the road and trying to stay unknown. The NW is an area of the country where you can clock almost everyone's speed by just going to www.onthebreaknews.com .
If they're not in one of the last year's worth of online magazines, they either can't play much, or are probably out of stroke. If they were trying to lay low, they should have seen that Carlos has probably the highest handicap of anyone in the Portland area, minus Atwell.
Russ Chewning said:If they're not in one of the last year's worth of online magazines, they either can't play much, or are probably out of stroke
jjollie said:Has anyone ever heard of Bill Lawson? He was an older gentleman that traveled some with Wade Crane (Billy Johnson) around the 80s. Humor had it that he played better than Wade.
I grew up around Joe Root. He was not a world beater (even though he was the best in our town) but more of a gambler. He once had a cue that I wanted to buy, but he was going to a tournament in Sanford NC at the time. He took about two grand with him and drove to Sanford in his Honda.
A couple of days went by and he called me from Sanford asking did I still want the cue. Of course I did and he wanted me to wire him the money for the cue so he could get a bus ticket back home. Go figure...lost it all !!! But Joe was a hell'va basketball player !!!
"Fat" Harold Dollar was a hellva player back then. Oh, and he lived in Sanford...lol.