- Jun 25, 2004
Henry won't mind me telling this story. When I lived in Eureka, Calif., the local room hosted an annual straight pool tournament with big added money from a local wealthy businessman who loved straight pool.What about the guys who claim you are sharking them when all you do is act normal. ...
It was around 1996 when this particular year's event drew guys from all over the place. Henry from Victorville, Roger Estelle from Vacaville, Bobby Hunter from Carson City, Chris MacDonald from Santa Rosa, Dan Louie from Seattle, and the like.
Hunter was known as a 14.1 specialist, and was beating everyone. But for some reason he had bad blood towards Henry, which is hard to believe because Henry is such a sweetheart. Hunter was a great player, but a little on the touchy/paranoid side.
He was playing a match with a guy, and every once in awhile he'd stop, and look over at Henry who was sitting two tables away smoking a cigarette! He finally said something to Henry, who replied he wasn't doing anything. Finally Hunter got the poolroom owner to go over and tell Henry to quit sharking him, and to move. Henry wasn't even in the match!