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2014

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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

just another random Monday

New Craftiness for More Table Time

My usual pool room still has the sit-down two-player version of Pac-Man. That’s totally my idea of a nice end table.

Also (via Wikipedia),

[Pac-Man] is the highest-grossing video game of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s.

$2.5 billion.

In quarters?

Daaaamn.

I shall nom you!

Ms. Pac-Man Blinky Clyde Pinky Inky Cherries! Yum!

“Mr. Pac-Man is not available at the moment, but if you leave a message at the beep, I can make one for you.” *beep*

All of the above have been listed in my Etsy store. You can click on the individual keychains in the photograph above to be taken to their listing.

 

more magical than Harry Potter   Magic Ball Racks are still available for $18.00 (includes shipping). This is the lowest price on the internet at this time, but once they’re gone, they’re gone!

 
  Trial-size sets of 4 Shot Pads are also available for $12.00 (includes shipping). Use these pocket-sized 40-page notebooks to record your awesomest shots for posterity!

 

Thank you for letting me shill my fundraising stuffs. As always, all proceeds go towards table time and travel expenses.

:-)

 

…and now, the randomness

 

random I-Did-Not-Know-That

You know that crap you have to clean out of the corners of your eye when you wake up? I call it “eye-crap”. Some people (probably sparkly vampire-poets) call it “sleepy sand”.

The official term for it is “rheum”.

 

random Linky Links for Ready Reads

This sporadic feature is back! Just for today! Because Monday is when you really need to pretend you’re working. (All links open in a new window.)

one tough cookie   Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 104-year-old biscuit to be sold
“A 104-year-old biscuit taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton on his Antarctic expedition in 1907 could fetch up to £1,500 (~$2,500) at auction, experts have said.”
     
this one is named after a cheese   The World’s Rudest Hand Gestures
  “Herewith a sampling, courtesy of the ever-brilliant Chronicle Books, of how to throw down with the locals, wherever you are.”
     
woe is me   Teenage Brains
  “Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.”

 

random Science Fiction Short Story

I got on a sci-fi kick after watching Blade Runner and I know you need more reasons not to work.

it's a quick read   Scales
“The enemy must die.”

 

random Educational Memory

I often see the word “separate” spelled as “seperate”. I was told in the first grade to think of this: “you’d want to be separate from a rat” in order to remember the correct spelling.

 

random Question For You

(It’s not really random.) Did you see the Mayweather vs Ortiz fight? What do you think about the controversial punch?

Better yet, what do you think of Mayweather’s quote regarding a future bout against Manny Pacquiao: “I don’t need Pacquiao. I can make a lot of money without Pacquiao.”

My thought regarding that quote: Well, duh. But it’s not always about the money.

 

 

come back Wednesday

I will be super-busy this week and weekend, but I made sure you’d have something to read and perhaps discuss.

:-)

 

Just send it!

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