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    Partners(scotch doubles) one pocket tourney? Any interest?

    OK, on the one hand, Harry was an extremely talented 3C player — but as a cue mechanic most guys in St. Louis with any clue called his lathe “The Beaver,” lol. Harry did one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen a player do. He was giving a 3C lesson and at one point sets up the balls...
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    Partners(scotch doubles) one pocket tourney? Any interest?

    We had a partner's tournament here in STL a few months back -- $200 a man with four players rated A and four rated B. Each A was paired with a B. Many moons ago we had a handicapped partners tournament at the now defunct Airport Billiards. Players were assigned a rating which added up to...
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    2022 One Pocket Tournament Cash leaders

    I have heard this number from a couple of sources so I'm inclined to believe it is correct. Minus travel, entry, hotel, food... Lou Figueroa
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    The Shot After The Break

    Respect back to you. The "Big Ed" has been made infamous by a local guy in STL that shoots a takeout that, with amazing frequency, clears out your side and pockets a ball. He doesn't do it for video or railbirds. And I think the original point was that sometimes you have to just goferit and...
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    For Those Playing in the DCC that are not there yet

    I get it, but, as the gladiators would say, "Aptet aut mori." Lou Figueroa
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    The Shot After The Break

    Bogus. Betting “serious cheese” does not imbue you with greater skill or insight. Hard work and experience does. Lou Figueroa
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    The Shot After The Break

    Maybe a couple of different scenarios are involved when it comes to evaluating this. OTOH, it could be case where you have a lower percentage bank or combo or kick shot to score. There you have to carefully weigh what your probabilities of scoring are, what you will gain with a successful pot...
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    The Shot After The Break

    As you know, udderwise known in St. Louis as “The Big Ed.” Lou Figueroa
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    Playing a better player

    Feel free to ask him questions. Pay his time. Buy him lunch and/or drinks. Don't expect to take his hard earned knowledge for free. Treat him with respect as a mentor, a sensi. Lou Figueroa
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    The Shot After The Break

    Yes, this is true. I sometimes think 1pocket is like Sumo wrestling. The first guy to get leverage can keep the pressure on for the win. I know that's an overly simplistic metaphor but I think it applies. In fact I think one could make the argument that the return of break is the most...
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    Derby Role Call

    I'm with you on this. I went to the Buffalo's event a couple of years ago. Stayed in the French Quarter, ate fabulous food, and sweated some great matches ring side. But you can only do that every so often and then want to do something else (thinking about The Open next year : -o Generally...
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    Derby Role Call

    You can park in the hotel lot and avoid going through the casino. And no matter where you enter they'll check your case -- it's not intrusive, you just have to unzip your case, they see the tops of your joint protectors, and they let you through. As to the drinks, meh, it's a casino. If...
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    2023 MOT, California bound! But when and where?

    I believe all you say but it would be good to know how tight the majority of the tables are if it's going to be a 1pocket tournament. If they are GC2's, and have not been modified, what Pilot said is very likely to be accurate. Lou Figueroa
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    SVB vs Tony LIVE!

    Just my opinion but I don't think Tony has a serious chance in this match up. Shane is executing on all cylinders. Tony is not as accurate and consistent. And, his "Tony Shots" while fabulous to witness, are like one-in-ten shots that look great but carry a small to signifiant risk depending...
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    2023 MOT, California bound! But when and where?

    Just curious: what can you tell us about what edition the GCs are and the size of their pockets? Lou Figueroa
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    Gentile/Brown

    Thanks. You know, I've sometimes wondered how good a deal streams like this are for local guys. I mean, everyone kinda knows the champions are champions. But there's a huge variance at the local level. And so you get out on a stream against another local guy and all the other yokels have...
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    Gentile/Brown

    ah, gracias. Lou Figueroa
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    Gentile/Brown

    er, neither of these guys looks like Chris. Lou Figueroa
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    2023 MOT, California bound! But when and where?

    What will be the Griff's event in Oct? I thought the Open was scheduled for June... Lou Figueroa
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    A Thanksgiving Day Story

    That's the way it was. Thank, JR. Lou Figueroa
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