What ever happened to good old what's his name.

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What ever happened to Marco Marquez the great Mexican player who played out of Chicago?
 

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What ever happened to Marco Marquez the great Mexican player who played out of Chicago?
Petie; He lives in Mexico City, and works as a dealer in a Casino, also played nice 3 Cushion!
 

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Marco was a good all around player and a very good money player (with a backer). He lost to Piggy Banks at Chris's billiards playing bank pool, I gave him a one hour lesson and Piggy came back and Marco drilled him. He also went on to do good in the bank tournament at DCC that same time.


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Marco was a good all around player and a very good money player (with a backer). He lost to Piggy Banks at Chris's billiards playing bank pool, I gave him a one hour lesson and Piggy came back and Marco drilled him. He also went on to do good in the bank tournament at DCC that same time.


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I watched him playing Buddy Hall in the final at Gradys Legends Of One Pocket , he outplayed Buddy and the games were going long and everyone but me and the two guys I was with Buddy Marco and Grady were still there.
I had a bet with the one guy and I always felt like Marco and Buddy made a deal to let Buddy have the title and chop the prize.
I'm betting Marco didn't want no action killing trophy.
 

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I watched him playing Buddy Hall in the final at Gradys Legends Of One Pocket , he outplayed Buddy and the games were going long and everyone but me and the two guys I was with Buddy Marco and Grady were still there.
I had a bet with the one guy and I always felt like Marco and Buddy made a deal to let Buddy have the title and chop the prize.
I'm betting Marco didn't want no action killing trophy.
His nickname isn't the, "Snake" for nothing. Pretty sharp cookie, has good hustling skills other than the cue games! ;)
 

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I watched him playing Buddy Hall in the final at Gradys Legends Of One Pocket , he outplayed Buddy and the games were going long and everyone but me and the two guys I was with Buddy Marco and Grady were still there.
I had a bet with the one guy and I always felt like Marco and Buddy made a deal to let Buddy have the title and chop the prize.
I'm betting Marco didn't want no action killing trophy.

Billy, are you referring to Grady's Legends, or his Gulf Coast Classic in 2004 Gulfport, Miss.? If not, they played in the finals at the GCC too, with Marquez coming out on top. I believe Mike Surber came in third.

It was a great event, and we were all hoping it would be an annual one. But the next year the casino wouldn't give Grady the same deal.

Marquez also had beaten Buddy in the finals of the '98 World One Pocket Championship.

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Billy, are you referring to Grady's Legends, or his Gulf Coast Classic in 2004 Gulfport, Miss.? If not, they played in the finals at the GCC too, with Marquez coming out on top. I believe Mike Surber came in third.

It was a great event, and we were all hoping it would be an annual one. But the next year the casino wouldn't give Grady the same deal.

Marquez also had beaten Buddy in the finals of the '98 World One Pocket Championship.

~Doc
It was the Legends Of One Pocket where they played in the glassed in area.
I think it was in Biloxi?
I was Gradys official {unpaid}photographer for that event.
Had to love Grady .{He did offer me a free table in Maine at his big tournament, to sell some billiard posters I had printed, but I couldn't make it}
I met Freddie that year and took the picture of Freddie, Bunny Rogoff and Jimmy Reid.
 

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You guys talking about The Belle of Baton Rouge when Buddy and Marco played? I remember Buddy had problems with a contact lens and pretty much played with one good eye.
 

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How about Rich Marquez from San Francisco, played good one pocket back in the early seventies. He hung out here in Colorado Springs during the days of Gradys pool room. His family and he now if still alive were key players in the bartenders union in San Fran.
 

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How about Rich Marquez from San Francisco, played good one pocket back in the early seventies. He hung out here in Colorado Springs during the days of Gradys pool room. His family and he now if still alive were key players in the bartenders union in San Fran.
Rich passed some time back Bill. I believe he still had the bar in San Francisco until he passed.

I ran into him when I first moved up north in the early 80's, but he was not playing much on big tables then. He had a couple of sons that played and one of them bet it up pretty good. I have not heard anything about them in years.
 

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I believe I remember Marquez and Buddy Hall in the title game of the LOOP tournament in Baton Rouge in 1998 - Hall was the winner.
 

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Here's the Record Book, folks, although it's not been updated since 2011. It's a great reference for all the major, and many regional 1P tournaments. It's found under the "Hall Of Fame" menu in the black menu bar up top:

http://www.onepocket.org/records.htm

~Doc
 
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