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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

kilted tilt

 

reading links
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Reading Links are arranged top to bottom from shortest to longest reads. Short reads will take you perhaps a minute or two. Trenta reads will be more than 15 minutes. The in-between lengths are Tall, Grande, and Venti.

« S H O R T »
Surfer Garrett McNamara ‘rides world record 100ft wave’ in Portugal
The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.
article includes video clip showing impressive waves
« T A L L »
It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being ‘It’
Group of Men Have Played Game of Tag for 23 Years; Hiding in Bushes, Cars
Britain’s £1m and £100m banknotes
Carefully guarded in the Bank of England’s vaults are a small number of very large banknotes.
What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable?
It’s based on Fanger’s Comfort Equation, a mathematical model developed in Denmark and the United States in the 1960s and ’70s, which seeks to make a very specific worker comfortable: a man wearing a full business suit.
« G R A N D E »
40 Miles to Work, on a Bike
At 4:40 on a 28-degree January morning, Christian Edstrom readied for his commute from Chappaqua, N.Y., to downtown Manhattan.
« V E N T I »
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga.
« T R E N T A »
Sharecroppers of the Sea
As Alaska’s deadliest catches become more regulated, “slipper skippers” exploit those who actually fish.

 

 

celebrity pool tables

Actor Danny Trejo, most well-known for playing criminal or tough guy characters in movies, recently purchased a new house with a billiards room.

Danny Trejo in the movie "Heat"

 

 

green fees > tokens

FYI, the BCAPL is doing away with tokens for tables at their national-level events. There will be a flat green fee and all tables will be open for practice and play.

Aww yeah.

 

 

good guys

At a recent tournament, a spectator pointed to one of two men in a match and asked if that man was my boyfriend. I said no. He then pointed to the other dude in the match and asked if that man was my boyfriend. Again, I said no. I quickly added that I did not have a boyfriend. The spectator then pointed to another guy in another match and asked if that guy was my boyfriend. I said no, again, with some asperity. Then, I decided I may have answered a bit harshly (in retrospect, I did not), so I said I did not date men, just my hobby (pool). The spectator looked at me, looked at another match, and opened his mouth…

…and another spectator promptly interrupted him with:

“What she’s trying to tell you is: she likes balls — but they have to be on the table.”

The first spectator got the point, then, and ceased asking.

 

 

best hustling outfit

Fanny pack. Kilt. Cane.

 

watch out for strong breezes

2 comments to kilted tilt

  • Thanks for posting the cycling commuter story, Mel. I hadn’t seen that one as I don’t get through the Times every day. I’m planning to start commuting via bike here, in the near future, and that was helpful. Now if I can just find a safe route!

    Your good guys story reminds me of a joke.

    A guy walks into an ice cream shop and asks for strawberry yogurt. The clerk says, sorry we don’t sell yogurt. The guy apologizes, waits a moment and asks for vanilla yogurt. Clerk says, sorry we don’t sell yogurt. Guy apologizes again and asks for blueberry yogurt. Clerk asks the guy, “How do you spell the straw in strawberry?” Guys spells it correctly. Clerk asks, “How do you spell the van in vanilla?” Guy spells it correctly. Clerk asks, “How do you spell the f*&K in yogurt?” Guy says, “there is no f*&k in yogurt!” Clerk says, “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you! Now get the f*&K outta here!”