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  • Pool Nickname challenge

    In the History of One Pocket section here on OnePocket.org I have just put up a new page on pool nicknames. It includes an index of 158 player names along with their AKA's.
    http://onepocket.org/Nicknames.htm

    You will notice that they are arranged alphabetically, both by real name and by nickname -- but there is no 'key' to connect the nicknames with the real names. Well, I thought some of you might enjoy a real challenge -- to see how many you can figure out on your own I'll include the 'key' in a couple of weeks or so after you guys have a crack at the list without the 'key'.

    Also, I'd like to add more names and nicknames, and that's another place the challenge comes in: I'll be happy to send a free OnePocket.org polo shirt (like the one Efren Reyes wore in winning the DCC One Pocket division in 2005 ) to whoever sends me the most usable additional names for the list. That's a $40 value!!

    The rules are simple:
    1. Be pretty sure of the real name spelling if you can
    2. No insignificant locals please -- these should be either players or backers that well-traveled road players at least would know of
    3. Be prepared to know something about the player/backer whose names you are submitting so I can 'verify' the names
    4. Quality is as important as quantity, so the integrity of the list is maintained


    Have fun!
    "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
    -- Strawberry Brooks

  • #2
    Tony Chohan, aka "T-Rex".
    Although he's relatively a youngster, he shoots well enough to be included.

    Troy

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    • #3
      Great fun Steve

      However I don't know how many we will miss as I feel a lot of players that would be recognized in the West have never been heard of East of the Mississippi. Especially in the early years of pool when there was no internet.
      Now the following I would suggest I am not sure everyone knows but I sure did and even in my early years I never got past Nevada playing pool.
      Sax Del Porto Don't know if he had a nickname, cannot remember
      Mark (the snake) Haddad
      "One Eye" Hank Hurst
      "Texas" Tony(forgot last name)
      "San Jose" Dick (some people thought that was me. lol)(no last name)
      "Filipino Gene" Gene Ventura?
      Billy Palmer
      Lettuce Larry(Oyler)
      Ray(surfer) Suden at least that what we called him, might have another handle, he spent awhile on the east coast.

      I am sure there are a lot more

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      • #4
        San Jose Dick is on Steve's list.
        I don't think Billy Palmer has an AKA.
        Filipino Gene is definitely Gene Ventura.
        Then there's Al the Plumber who played at the old Cal Billiards some 20+ years ago.
        And who could forget Memo... He's still around. He has two license plates, "PLRSCEO" and "PLRZCEO".

        Troy

        Originally posted by suki
        However I don't know how many we will miss as I feel a lot of players that would be recognized in the West have never been heard of East of the Mississippi. Especially in the early years of pool when there was no internet.
        Now the following I would suggest I am not sure everyone knows but I sure did and even in my early years I never got past Nevada playing pool.
        Sax Del Porto Don't know if he had a nickname, cannot remember
        Mark (the snake) Haddad
        "One Eye" Hank Hurst
        "Texas" Tony(forgot last name)
        "San Jose" Dick (some people thought that was me. lol)(no last name)
        "Filipino Gene" Gene Ventura?
        Billy Palmer
        Lettuce Larry(Oyler)
        Ray(surfer) Suden at least that what we called him, might have another handle, he spent awhile on the east coast.

        I am sure there are a lot more

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        • #5
          names

          Lizard [Steve Smith] Little Al, [Mason], Posie[Prather], Gabby, Fort Worth? Buddy,[DennisOk],Brier,W.Va,, Vernon Spivey,my dad!,B.J.[Dallas] Brenda Spivey T.R From fla [backer],Torpedo,Max[Dallas],Little Earl[Collins]Ky,Fat Randy [Tulsa,Ok]Cowboy [Alb]Roadrunner {Fla]Sufer Rod [calif],Big Mike [Dallas,Backer]Rubin[Dallas]Fibber,[dallas Backer],Leamon[Alb]Burl {Corbin Ky]TheGoose,[Benny Conway],Twilight Zone Larry,[Mobile],Broomstick[Mobile] where is my spell check? Forth-Worth Blackie [Backer],Big Ralph[Ft.Worthbacker]Bomar[Dallas],Rusty[Dallas backer],Billy T.[Dallas],Dink, Huntington W.Va.Hessie[Adkins]also! Pittsburg Paul,[Huntington.]Amarillo Slim[Thomas Austin Preston Jr.]Can play better than you think!! Akron Joey ,JOE KERR and My old friend who got me out of a verrry tight spot in Kilgore Tx-Glen Knowles a good o-p, Bank & 9-ball player from Youngstown Ohio.The Bushwacker --Gary nolen.Jimmy Reed, thats "35"now!! lol
          Last edited by bjspivey; 07-21-2005, 05:59 AM. Reason: new names

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          • #6
            Originally posted by suki
            I am sure there are a lot more
            How about Roger Estelle, "The Road Warrior"?

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            • #7
              Sum mo names

              Okay, here's a few more...
              Eddie "The Hat" Burton-from North Carolina I believe
              "Flyboy" Jimmy Spears-Houston, TX
              Robert "Lefty" Bennett-Knoxville, TN
              "BB eyes" CJ Wiley-Dallas, TX
              "Mags" Mark Gregory-Ocalla, FL
              "John Drew" John Hagar, Jr-San Antonio, TX
              "Fat Harold" Dollar-North Carolina
              "Fountain Inn Red" James Willis-Fountain Inn, SC
              "Doughboy" Shannon Daulton's other aka-Somerset, KY
              "The Driller" Gary Drennan-Oklahoma
              "Canadian" Joe Lawrence-duh!
              "Diamond Bill" Cress-Seattle, WA via Madison, WI
              Roger "The Rocket" Griffis-Good ole Texas boy
              Marco "The Snake" Marquez-Mexico
              "Junior" Norris-Texas
              "Smokey" Bartlett-Texas
              Larry "The Turtle" Price-Kentucky
              "Country" Calvin-Texarkana, TX
              "Mad-dog" Mike Danner-Mobile, AL
              Knicknames only (don't know their real name)..."Tangle eyes"..."Topwater"...
              "Weasel"..."Hippy Dave"..."Chew-ta-bacca".............................
              Diane Crane-Schmid

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              • #8
                Originally posted by diane
                Okay, here's a few more...
                Eddie "The Hat" Burton-from North Carolina I believe
                "Flyboy" Jimmy Spears-Houston, TX
                Robert "Lefty" Bennett-Knoxville, TN
                "BB eyes" CJ Wiley-Dallas, TX
                "Mags" Mark Gregory-Ocalla, FL
                "John Drew" John Hagar, Jr-San Antonio, TX
                "Fat Harold" Dollar-North Carolina
                "Fountain Inn Red" James Willis-Fountain Inn, SC
                "Doughboy" Shannon Daulton's other aka-Somerset, KY
                "The Driller" Gary Drennan-Oklahoma
                "Canadian" Joe Lawrence-duh!
                "Diamond Bill" Cress-Seattle, WA via Madison, WI
                Roger "The Rocket" Griffis-Good ole Texas boy
                Marco "The Snake" Marquez-Mexico
                "Junior" Norris-Texas
                "Smokey" Bartlett-Texas
                Larry "The Turtle" Price-Kentucky
                "Country" Calvin-Texarkana, TX
                "Mad-dog" Mike Danner-Mobile, AL
                Knicknames only (don't know their real name)..."Tangle eyes"..."Topwater"...
                "Weasel"..."Hippy Dave"..."Chew-ta-bacca".............................
                Was (or is) 'Country' a black player -- I know a couple of different players have mentioned him and I know nothing about him. The name might be coming up in a OnePocket.org interview with Bugs & his crew (in a few weeks ). Can anyone enlighten me a little?
                "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                -- Strawberry Brooks

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                • #9
                  Country was a high roller

                  Country was a black high roller from NY. He is still alive and he must be close to 80. He played good straight-rail billiards, top-notch dirty 8-ball and decent one-pocket. He just got out of jail a few years back. I know him 40 years and I can't remember his name. He hung out in Detroit when the big action was there. He and I played partners one pocket $1000 a man against Freddy Salem there. Freddy Salem was playing him 9 to 7 at that time. With Country as my partner, we played Freddy even. We were a good combo and we beat Freddy 8 in a row. Country wouldn't shoot at a bad shot with a machete at his throat.
                  the beard

                  Originally posted by NH Steve
                  Was (or is) 'Country' a black player -- I know a couple of different players have mentioned him and I know nothing about him. The name might be coming up in a OnePocket.org interview with Bugs & his crew (in a few weeks ). Can anyone enlighten me a little?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Troy
                    I don't think Billy Palmer has an AKA.
                    Troy
                    May I suggest "The Embalmer". Billy "Embalmer" Palmer. After all, that's what he does to most guys he plays.

                    Doc

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                    • #11
                      Between what y'all have posted here and sent in email, you're doing great -- keep 'em coming!

                      There must be more current players that have names that have stuck a little already...

                      Ryan McCreash - 'Genie Man'

                      Tony 'Who, Me?' Ruberto -- just kidding

                      Is 'Silver' Ochoa's first name actually Silver or Sylver?
                      What is 'Pookie's' real name?
                      Is 'Will Pay's name really Will Pay?

                      I haven't updated the list on line, but have been in my own files, getting the updates ready for the next changes, so just because you haven't seen the new names or corrections added doesn't mean I am ignoring them!
                      "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                      -- Strawberry Brooks

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NH Steve
                        Is 'Silver' Ochoa's first name actually Silver or Sylver?
                        I believe it's Sylver-- short for Sylvester.

                        Doc

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                        • #13
                          Nicknames

                          How bout?

                          Sonny "Tex" Springer, but we call him Big Money Sonny
                          Marshall "The Squirrel" Carpenter
                          Junior Carpenter, Marshall's brother, not sure his real name
                          Keith "Earthquake" or "The Ether" McCready

                          and my personal friend...

                          RH "Unk" or "Professor" Gilmer...who don't play too bad a game of one-hole himself.

                          Shorty

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                          • #14
                            How about Steve "OnePocket.org" Booth?

                            Or, Tom "SactownTom" Suarez?

                            The charter members of this forum are all great players and have their own monikers..

                            Pelican
                            OldHasBeen
                            $Bill aka hemicudas
                            GulfportDoc
                            my favorite... SUKI

                            Not all are legends of the One Pocket madness, but ardent gamesters.
                            Been practicing more and more... still need a consistant stroke and glasses

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                            • #15
                              Only One

                              I am only going to post one name on the list and let you guys take your turn.

                              Al Bonife---------New Your Blackie.

                              NEXT.
                              JMO,ICBW.............$Bill

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