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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

1 9 2013

 

aww yeah

I met Joe Rogan at a local tournament this past weekend and he liked my blog and the way I wrote about billiards and the billiards subculture.

Spiff!

We all know I’m never going to win any awards from the billiards industry for the pixelated drivel posted here (see: my flaming of Billiards Digest because they judged this blog after barely reading any of it), but that’s fine by me, because, really, it’s those outside the billiards industry that we want to get interested in the game. So, if a media figure from outside the billiards industry enjoys my writing, then I know I’m doing an all right job here, even if the leading industry magazine thinks my writing and subject matter is inferior to that of a ceramic/resin dog figurine.

But, then again, this blog is not for everyone.

(Just the cool peeps.)

😉

 

 

reading links
all links open in a new window

Hey, y’all! (Belated) Welcome to 2013. Here is a quick guide to the Reading Links you will see on most posts. They are arranged top to bottom from shortest reads to longest reads. Short reads will take you perhaps a minute or two. Trenta reads will be 15 minutes or more. The in-between lengths are Tall, Grande, and Venti. Yes, they are named after the drink sizes at Starbucks.

I am interested in a variety of random topics so I hope you will enjoy one, a few, or all of the selections throughout the year.

 

« G R A N D E »
After Years in Solitary, an Austere Life as Uruguay’s President
Some world leaders live in palaces. Some enjoy perks like having a discreet butler, a fleet of yachts or a wine cellar with vintage Champagnes. Then there is José Mujica, the former guerrilla who is Uruguay’s president.
« V E N T I »
Suds for Drugs
Tide detergent: Works on tough stains. Can now also be traded for crack. A case study in American ingenuity, legal and otherwise.
« T R E N T A »
The cold hard facts of freezing to death
The cold remains a mystery, more prone to fell men than women, more lethal to the thin and well muscled than to those with avoirdupois, and least forgiving to the arrogant and the unaware.
In Unfamiliar Waters [1986]
Two Californians, Two Indonesians Received a Heroes’ Welcome After 21 Days Adrift. Then the Cheering Stopped.
Gold, Golden, Gilded, Glittering
Representations of Value, or The Unexpected Double History of Banking and The Art World
« D O U B L E . T R E N T A »
A Pickpocket’s Tale
In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention.

 

 

blog post round up
You didn’t miss anything, but if you think you did

Uh, yes. Apparently, I have not done one of these since October 2012. Hoo boy. So, here is the summary of significant posts for the, erm, past two months. Yikes. All links open in a new window.

  • the incredible, edible egg salad adapted from David Lebovitz
  • the overly-serious pool player must sometimes stretch the dollar: 10 meals for $20

You can always click on the tag “Blog Post Round-Up (Yeehaw!)” for short descriptions and links to the last month or so’s worth of material.

 

 

uno momento por favor

Posting more frequently last year was pretty fun so I regret that I will have to cut back on the posting frequency temporarily. I am still working through some craft commissions, but will not take on any new ones. I will toss up the occasional ceramic or yarn piece for raffle (some fundraising, some for free).

I have a few billiards and food posts in reserve, so you will not be completely without entertainment. Posting frequency will return to normal (2 to 3 times a week) when a current situation requiring much of my attention comes to an end.

 

 

panorama

I now have the capability to take non-lame panorama photographs on my phone. No more stitching. This bodes well for the future, does it not?

 

 

are you not entertained?

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