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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

get mugged in the best way possible [UPDATED TO ADD MARIO]

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« T A L L »
Whoa! A Rolls-Royce!
I asked Rolls to lend me a Ghost (the version I drove costs $352,000, while the higher-end Phantom will set you back even more) to find out whether someone like me—the last car I owned was a 1995 Saturn compact with a broken second gear—could appreciate the artisanal dedication that goes into creating a palace on wheels.

 

 

keep calm
and slop it three rails

I spent half my weekend at the ceramics studio painting. In addition to being cheap, creative therapy that doesn’t involve alcohol (usually), the resulting items are useful and quite pretty. Some of the items painted will be up on the fundraising chopping block.

I always fail to learn this lesson. The usual way I paint my Centennial nine-ball mugs is with true-to-life accuracy — that is, I keep the circled number in white, just like it is on a real Centennial nine-ball (cuz I’m OCD like that).

Today’s offering is my Centennial nine-ball mug done in a new style, with a new message.

so pretty so true I decided to do a color-stripe. I justified this deviation from reality by telling myself it was “artistic license”. I also added my newest sillicism (silly + witticism) “KEEP CALM and SLOP IT THREE RAILS” to replace the previous (equally depressing) “DON’T CHOKE“.

The pictures above are of the unfired mug. The fired and (food-safe) glazed mug will be vibrant and ready for lots of coffee (and Bailey’s).

 

details
how we’re gonna do this

In exchange for a donation, you will receive a number (or numbers) for a drawing for this mug and your choice of a fuzzy Mario keychain (if the one you want is not available, I will make it for you).

 

The numbers will be from 1 to 56, and you have 3 options:

1 number for $2
3 numbers for $5
7 numbers for $10

It’s first-come, first-serve on the numbers so if someone has chronologically beaten you to your choice — pick another one. You can pick numbers first and PayPal later.

Once all 56 numbers have been selected, the next Mega Millions lottery drawing will determine our winner.

The THIRD number drawn will be the winning number!

Shipping is included and I will ship internationally if someone overseas wins.

 

I will update this list as often as I can. Please check the comments to make sure your pick isn’t taken. Your email address may not make it past the spam filter, so check to make sure I update the list with your name. Email me if your name does not appear.

  • 1. MikeF
  • 2. Hidy Ho
  • 3. demonrho
  • 4. PBat51
  • 5. Canadian Jager
  • 6. PBat51
  • 7. Canadian Jager
  • 8. TCW
  • 9. MikeF
  • 10. EM
  • 11. demonrho
  • 12. Canadian Jager
  • 13. AndyofLA
  • 14. Hidy Ho
  • 15. EM
  • 16. TCW
  • 17. AndyofLA
  • 18. MikeF
  • 19. PBat51
  • 20. Canadian Jager
  • 21. OD
  • 22. Gabe
  • 23. AndyofLA
  • 24. TCW
  • 25. OD
  • 26. Gabe
  • 27. Hidy Ho
  • 28. MikeF
  • 29. kbcnc
  • 30. Canadian Jager
  • 31. EM
  • 32. TCW
  • 33. OD
  • 34. MikeF
  • 35. EM
  • 36. PBat51
  • 37. Hidy Ho
  • 38. TCW
  • 39. kbcnc
  • 40. Canadian Jager
  • 41. EM
  • 42. Gabe
  • 43. Hidy Ho
  • 44. MikeF
  • 45. EM
  • 46. PBat51
  • 47. Hidy Ho
  • 48. TCW
  • 49. PBat51
  • 50. Canadian Jager
  • 51. Hidy Ho
  • 52. PBat51
  • 53. demonrho
  • 54. MikeF
  • 55. EM
  • 56. TCW

 

Thank you to everyone who participates, and good luck!

(If you can’t participate, I thank you all the same for reading. 🙂 )

 

get mugged in the best way possible

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