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• 2013 Majors

CSI POOL
BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
first time at the Rio (adios Riviera) and things get epic
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Hard Times 10-Ball Open
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
just a lil pre-Vegas warm up tournament
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
West Coast Challenge
$4,000 added One Pocket
$10,000 added 10-Ball
California Billiard Club
Mountain View, CA
last event at this location before they close (sadface)
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Cole Dickson Memorial 9-Ball
Family Billiards
San Francisco, CA
for legendary road player Cole Dickson
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Pots 'N' Pans Memorial 9-Ball
Pool Sharks
Las Vegas, NV
celebrating hustler Bernard Rogoff, better known as "Pots 'N' Pans"
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR35 | Dennis Orcollo vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second and third days
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR33 | Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second (1P) and part of third (10B) day
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR32 | Ronnie Alcano vs Jayson Shaw
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
GREAT match • Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball Tournament coverage
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball
California Billiards Club
Mountain View, CA
drank too much to do good coverage, but here it is, anyway
 
CSI POOL
Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
let Robocop show you how to run a six-pack, Citizen
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR31 | Mike Dechaine vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
ALL HAIL THE HOVERCAT
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR30 | Darren Appleton vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
the boys are back in town
 
 
10+1 INTERVIEWS
» Huidji See
» Donny Mills
 
 
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING
the best kind of New Year's Sandwich
that's not okay
 
 
READER'S CHOICE
you know that I'm no good
on being a reasonable human being with realistic expectations
 
instasham series
stories from the distant and slightly-less-distant past
 
the only people for me are the mad ones
questions, tournaments, bets, running 26.2 miles

• LINKY LINKS

PARTY ANIMALS
The Action Report
purveyor of fine challenge matches between highly-skilled players of note
 
PUBLICATION
Cue Times Billiard News
Colorado's best resource for all things pool-related
 
CASE
Jack Justis Cases
the choice of champions
 
CUE
Sugartree Customs
made by Eric "Slower Than Snails" Crisp, if and when he feels like it
 
CUE
Tucker Cue Works
"If you feel the need to ask me how your cue is progressing every week then maybe there is a better choice of cuemakers out there for you."
 
MEAT
Kurzweils' Country Meats
yes, meat

“What day is today?”

 

Hello again.

I was just going to the store for cigarettes, I swear.

But I’m back now and let’s just enjoy that for as long as it lasts.

 

While I was out to lunch, a couple of things in my non-billiards life (note that I have to qualify the rest of my life by labeling it “non-billiards”) have changed and those changes have taken up quite a bit of my time.

However.

I did manage to work a bit here and there on a major writing project for this blog. For the project I indulged in one of my worst habits: trying to do it all myself. Technically, I could do it all myself, but the quality would be lower than Max Eberle’s chance in believing the world is round. And that is not acceptable. The bad-quality shit, I mean. Max can go on falling off the edge of the world and send us a postcard to tell us how it is.

 

I am being intentionally vague as to what this project is because I believe its impact will be greatest if you do not know what it is in advance.

 

 

burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars

 

 

If you enjoy my writing, I ask now that you donate to this blog.

All of the money raised will go toward paying a professional to do what I cannot do for the writing project I have in progress.

If you do not find the finished project worthy of your donation after it is finished, you can ask me for refund and I will refund you in full.

That is how much faith I have in the importance of this project.

If you’re on board, click the button below and let’s see how deep the rabbit hole goes.




 

 

progress

This is why I always bet my own. […]

donut hole

I had not yet experienced what it was like to play a marathon match with someone who was perpetually high. It was not something on my bucket list of life, but it would be, nevertheless, an interesting experience. […]

8 mile

“Call her up. The only way this party is gonna get better is with more chicks and a fight.” […]

click

I had heard there would be a three-cushion tournament in town featuring names such as Raymond Ceulemans and Torbjörn Blomdahl. To say Ceulemans is only a “name” in the world of three-cushion billiards would be a massive understatement. […]

forgotten

I had forgotten the chill of waiting for the bus early on a Saturday morning. […]

motivation

The race was on. […]