JG-in-KY said:Yeah I meant Irvine for Marlboro's home base. Ed Eversole was an all around successful gambler/hustler. He told me stories about backing One Eyed Tony and Clyde Childress. Clyde was a legend when I got into pool, but was killed before I got to see him play. If you have any stories on him, I would love to hear them.
downtown said:I lived in S.D. off and on for 20 plus years and used to know Roy Stanzioni pretty good until he died. He had a life long drug problem and was usually homeless.At one time he was a cook at college billiards,and towards the end worked the parking lot.One of the last time I saw him he was living in a van that didnt run across from the donut shop up the street. I played him all games one time or another including 3 cushion,the last time we played he ran 8 and out,then he went back out to the parking lot.I have also seen him play nine ball all night until the next day one time for big cash getting staked of course and was passed out while his opponant was shooting,have to get woke up,then proceeded to puke in a trash can and run the game out.He had many problems but a real nice man with a great heart.
Gunn_Slinger said:steve gumphries was a player that could best any human on any given day.
he played out of randolph hills pool room in rockville md. he was a roofer by trade and beat many a road player . he died too young of cancer. he was a great guy and a great character in pool.
jay helfert said:The Gump was one of my all time favorite pool players, along with Tommy Kennedy. They both always had (in Gump's case) a great big smile for everyone. And both played very good pool, about the same speed. I loved Steve and hung out with him every chance I got.
He got a melanoma about 20 years ago and just ignored it. When he finally went to the doctor it was too late. It had already gotten into his bloodstream.
Gunn_Slinger said:i knew nick when he was 14. he played in maryland and you could see he was going to be a player. he played "geese" mike gerace when they were both 15-16 and it was a war.
jay helfert said:One of the all time best on a small box, and a big ball specialist. I liked him and Bobby Hernandez over just about anyone with the big ball. Weldon could really play one handed too, just under Ronnie. Maybe a little better on a small table one handed. They were best friends though, so...well, you know the rest.
Ktown D said:
I sure do remember Wayne. Noone had to beat his high gear.plane_o said:What about Wayne Giles from Sanford, NC...I've seem him beat a lot of road players in Fayetteville, NC during the 1970's..One of the few times I've seen him lose it was to Luther Lassiter... Any others remember Wayne Giles
I met Randy in Phillipi, WV once. I had helped my uncle and grandmother move up from Florida and got snowed in. I spent almost three or four days hanging out with Randy. I played about three or four balls less back then, but we still made a little money. I'd love to talk to him. I lost his number.hondo said:Hatfield played Mike Shaver from Weston in the early 90s and lost pretty bad.
Shaver tends to be a little nitty but is a great player for my area.
There's a guy from Florida who plays in WV now & then, Randy
Has had abuse problems in the past but is clean now &
really hittin em.
Nicknamed "The Exterminator' cause he had his own bug extermination business at one time.
bobalouiecda said:When I lived in Montana Terry Boucher, now deceased, was as close to pro as you can be. I hear his son Jeff has followed in his footsteps.
crawfish said:I met Randy in Phillipi, WV once. I had helped my uncle and grandmother move up from Florida and got snowed in. I spent almost three or four days hanging out with Randy. I played about three or four balls less back then, but we still made a little money. I'd love to talk to him. I lost his number.
8ballEinstein said:There are so many funny stories about Roy "the Cook".
One time a road player came to College Billiards in San Diego and was taking down everyone. When no one else stepped up to play, he started barking to everyone about how the room had nothing but scardy cats. A couple of guys decided to go get "the Cook". They went outside to the dumpster enclosure where Roy was sleeping and woke him up. When he showed up to play, he looked pretty roughed up. The road player just looks at Roy and wonders if this was a joke. They get to playing and, of course, Roy just wipes the floor with the guy.
I told Roy that I saw him years ago beat Danny Di Liberto, running a 5-pack, at a major Tahoe tournament. Sadly, because of his chosen lifestyle, he had no memory of this.
well i hadnt played any in 4 or 5 yrs. when i played pat fox! i laid down for 2 or 3 months and finally got him to bet 20 a game? i won 80 dollars and he quit! he couldnt hold my chalk!punter said:Sparky, how'd you like it when you played Pat Fox at the Spur in Louisiana?
Two other players from the 70's : Tommy Sanders and Phillip Hyde.
beav99_4life said:Another name to add to that list is Danny Tator. Danny was definately one of the best players in the country back in the 80's. I remember hearing a story of Danny having Mike Massey down 7-1 in a race to 9 and Massey looking at him and saying "Who the fu*k are you?!".
bullshooter69 said:I remember some years ago of a guy named Bobby Baldwin but havent heard his name in years. There is also a guy in Texas named Tony Sulsar who i heard plays pretty good.