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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

the world breaks every one

 

 

mundane moments in a mundane life
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...and afterward many are strong at the broken places."
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“It’s not a big deal.”
“Mmm-hmm.” She nodded agreement but did not believe me.
“I mean it.”
“He’s not worth it,” she said consolingly.
I growled and spun viciously on the barstool. When it squeaked to a halt, we were face to face.
“You know tomorrow’s tournament? That little piss-ant tournament? If I had to choose between getting him back or winning the tournament, the tournament wins every fucking time.”
“Oh.” The point drilled through the still air. “Then, uh—would you like a drink?”
“Fuck, yes. I would.”
“Oh, gosh. I’m sorry.”
“Don’t be. I’m not.”
“When’d you do it?”
“Thursday.”
“Thursday?”
“Tournament started Friday.”
“Friday?” Revelation. “Damn.”
“Yeah, yeah. I’m terrible. Whatever.”
She laughed. “You’re a pool player.”
The sun shone gold, the sky blazed blue, and he looked around, unsure about what one did outside on beautiful days. He tried to relax in the lawn chair but gave up and sat upright, all angles and good posture.
“Umm, see here,” he began. I knew more than he knew, but I would let him tell me. “I—I think I just want to play pool.”
“I understand.”
“You—what?”
“I understand.”
“You’re not mad?”
“If anyone should understand, it would be me.”
He linked his hands behind his head and stretched out luxuriously. Tilting his face up toward the sun, he closed his eyes and smiled at the clouds.
“You know, I think you’re right.”

 

 

ernest hemingway

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