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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

a note about the Instasham series

 

 

mundane moments in a mundane life
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http://instagram.com/adhesiveremover
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Oh, hello.
This is a note to clarify some things regarding my last two posts which are posts in a new series (I try to do a “series” every year) I have dubbed Instasham.
Yes, it is a different style of writing than my usual f#ck-you-asshole kind of blargging or my event summaries. There are many different genres and styles in writing, just as how there are different games of pool. This is the writing equivalent of me taking up one pocket (which I don’t play) to try something different.
These posts will not displace my usual f#ck-you-asshole and event summary posts. They are merely an addition to the garage-sale hodge-podge of posts already on this site. I wrote a few of these while I was gone last month and figured I would use them for the “light reading” posts while I work on more substantial ones (such as TAR35) or for when I have nothing of particular note to write about (as I get older, my life gets less interesting–probably due to my increased tolerance).
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About the posts themselves:
These posts illustrate brief moments of my life in pool and vice versa. They are real moments (to answer one reader’s question of whether this was fiction, biographical fiction, or Real Life). This will be fun for some readers, because those who know me well may recognize the scene, the people in the scene, or both.
I will not tell you who the people in the scenes are.
I will not tell you when these moments took place nor will they be posted in chronological order. The range is 10+ years to last week.
I do look forward to your comments, thoughts, and discussions in the comments section although I will keep my participation to a minimum.
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I hope you enjoy this new series. It was named “Instasham” in honor of my cousin, who once mused that she liked Instagram because it made “life look more interesting than it really [was].” (Also, I will try to include a photograph with each post. From Instagram, naturally. :-))

 

 

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