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  • Introduce Yourself New Members!

    This thread is an invitation to let everyone here know your true identity. I'll start off:

    I'm Pete Saxton. I'm 71 and living in Florida having retired from a career as a Sales Engineer a little over a year ago. I've played pool since I was 19 and have played in lots of states as I traveled in my job, in the Army, and when I took personal trips. Been to a lot of tournaments over the years and played in some. I've met lots of the guys on here but would like to meet more of you. I'll answer all reasonable questions. I'm curious about a lot of the guys on here who only have user names.

  • #2
    Good luck with this thread Petie.

    Anyone can just go to my website, http://mr3cushion.com to find out all about me.

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    • #3
      Harold Smith, 71 years old , 4 years in the Air Force from 61-65, most of my life spent in and around the Houston area currently living in Natchez, Ms.---Smitty

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mr3cushion View Post
        Good luck with this thread Petie.

        Anyone can just go to my website, http://mr3cushion.com to find out all about me.
        It isn't all about you, Bill. There are some others on here.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by petie View Post
          It isn't all about you, Bill. There are some others on here.
          Petie, I only meant, there are several members here that have NEVER disclosed who they really are, that's all!

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          • #6
            Me

            John Henderson, 75 and a California boy my whole life. Lucky enough to start playing one pocket at a young age and watch many champions through the 60's/70's.
            JOHN HENDERSON
            Al Romero Cue
            Magic Chalk

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            • #7
              I had quite a few things on my profile. I see most has been removed ?
              Rodney Stephens, age 77yrs.
              Houston Texas
              Playing pool since age 14, playing one pocket since age 24.
              Still play every weekday when possible. weekends by appointment.

              Quit working at age 24, it was taking up so much time it was hard to make a living.
              Hustled pool full time from 1961 to 1972, tired of traveling and went to work for two guys who decided to become bookmakers. I gave them some friends as customers. About two years later I realized these guys were going to get broke. I took the ones I'd given them back and they let me have their best customer for money owed me.

              I got lucky !

              Played a lot of pool ever since.
              Played many strangers, some champions, some only thought they were.
              Lost a lot of money, won a lot of money.
              Have had a great time. Met many wonderful people and many not so nice,
              it's been a great trip.

              Still have some play about me, when I was younger I had a lot. I was on all the Casinos and pool players best sucker list.

              Rod.
              P.S. Will still play high with someone my age. Send them on down.
              Rod.

              Rodney Stephens.
              (e-mail) rod.stephens0105@att.net(e-mail) #713-973-0503 is now working

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              • #8
                me

                Tom Roden
                57, living in Portsmouth,Va.
                Engine sales, repair and installation.
                I ride a 1982 Harley Electra-Glide. Non affiliated.
                My first experience with pool was in 1962 when my dad dragged me to The Golden Cue on Queens Blvd. I was instantly hooked on the game, even though I wasn't tall enough to play.
                Married,happily for 14 yrs to a crazy N Carolina red head.
                Started playing one pocket in 1972 at Duke's Billiards.Providence,RI
                My home table is a 1929 Brunswick Monroe, shimmed pockets, Simonis 860.
                My cue of choice is my 1993 Schon STL4, Bollman shaft one inch over stock with an Emerald Layered tip.12.5mm
                My usual pool room is, of course, Q-Masters in Virginia Beach. This place is amazing.Barry's gotta have 70 tables. He advertises as America's Largest Pool Room.
                There are loads of great players here. Getting through the field isn't easy.
                Nicknames: Rody, The Roadman, Roadster, and my favorite, Tommylucky
                I've played pool in Me., NH, VT, MA, RI, Ct.,NY,NJ,De,Md,Va,WV,Va,NC,SC,Ga,Fla,Ala,Miss,La,Tx,NM,Ok,Ky,Tn,Pa.
                I spent a lot of my life on the road for work, no wife no kids, so I'd find a pool room.No matter where I was or how far away I was from someone who gave a shit about me, I always felt right at home playing on a Simonis covered 9ft Gold Crown.
                I don't consider myself " a guy that shoots pool" , I am A POOL PLAYER. And I will be until the day I die.It's the greatest of games. We're all lucky that we love this game so much. Those that don't play just don't get it.I'm glad that I do.
                Last edited by TomRoden; 10-04-2014, 01:22 PM. Reason: a

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                • #9
                  Given Name: Pat Johnson
                  Real Identity: Bart Simpson
                  Pool Hall Nickname: The Rent
                  Age: 67 (going on 12) in 3 wks
                  Started Regular Pool Play: 1996
                  Started Obsessive Pool Play: 2013
                  Going Pro: Yeah, right.
                  Online Signature:

                  pj
                  chgo

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                  • #10
                    Bill Stroud

                    Started playing pool at age 6. Learned on a home foldup 3 by 6 table covered with green corduroy. We were farmers and didn't have much money.

                    Left home at 14 and moved to Dallas where I could play pool at the SMU student center because my sister was a student.

                    Started playing for money at 16. My first victim was Charlie Clark.
                    At 17 started to hang out at the Cotton Bowling Palace where there was action every night. Played 1500. per game 9 ball (my own money) with Bobby Chapman giving him the 5 and the break and broke even. Played every player in TX including Rodney many times.

                    Went on the road with Eddy Taylor at 18. Gone for 9 months.

                    Went on the road with Pucket. Gone for 6 months.

                    Moved around the country and played pool all over for many years.

                    Decided to quit pool and make pool cues in 1968.

                    Retired after forty years because I was going blind and couldn't do it anymore.

                    Bought a town home in PHX and discovered that my eyes could be fixed. I took the risk one eye at a time. After 7 operations I can now see out of both eyes again.

                    Have a perfect Diamond Pro in Ruidoso and play a lot every day.

                    I have changed my stroke completely in the last year and am now playing better than I ever have. I just lack people to play.

                    Don't like playing in tournaments much. Never have.

                    Still married to Barbara after 40 years. Have a dog and 3 cats.

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                    • #11
                      Many, many, years ago.
                      Raised by rabid Christians, who to them, pool meant "straight to hell".
                      Snuck into a pool room, I immediately fell in love with it. I prefer hell to religion.
                      Liberal since Vietnam War.
                      Marched against the war, Nixon, for Civil Rights
                      and have marched ever since
                      Back injury 2003 wrecked my life and my game.
                      After many years of treatment, drugs, patience, I have recovered 70% of my game which was never that good to start.
                      Goal: to be a short stop
                      Born Chicago
                      raised Miami Beach
                      educated in Kentucky
                      moved to Santa Cruz 1976
                      Played Fast Eddys Santa Cruz
                      moved to San Francisco 1984
                      played Family Billiards
                      moved to San Jose 2006
                      played California Billiards
                      University of Louisville 1972-1976
                      California General Contractor B-1
                      Washington State General Contractor
                      Self Employed- 1980- 2000
                      2001-2005 Light Rail Building inspector, City of San Jose
                      2005-2014 Disabled
                      Playing Cue> Bobby Hunter
                      Break Cue> Cognoscenti
                      One pocket instructor:J R Hendy
                      Coyotes, Eagles, and Deer, oh my!

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                      • #12
                        Billy Kuykendall, 58, Cullman, Al. I have only been playing one pocket a few years. I played barbox pool for a living from the mid 70's until the early 90's, except for 6 years working in the oil fields. I made a lot of road trips in the 80's with Earl Kellum. I quit playing for 20 years and took up golf, opened a business that lasted 14 years, and had to close due to health reasons. I have been back playing for 5 years off and on.

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                        • #13
                          given name...larry landsman
                          living now in vero beach fl
                          started playing aroiund 15-16 in my hometown community center
                          went to school at tulane in the 1970s
                          played in the student union and in the college bars
                          thought i was pretty good until
                          got hustled by a road player who had sympathy and took me to the sports palace...
                          and explained the game of one pocket to me...
                          after watching the likes of earl heisler/new york blackie/st louie louie/bugs rucker quickly realized there was a level of skill playing pool id never seen...
                          or would get to........
                          played only a handful of times over the next 30 years
                          but bought gradys vhs tapes /billy incardona's vhs tapes/wining one pocket and shots moves and strategies ()and alot of accustat tapes
                          became a student of the game...if i couldnt play i tried to learn
                          last 2-3 years have a table in my house and am trying to get to where i wont embarrass myself on the table...
                          Last edited by lll; 10-05-2014, 06:34 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lll View Post
                            given name...larry landsman
                            living now in vero beach fl
                            started playing aroiund 15-16 in my hometown community center
                            went to school at tulane in the 1970s
                            played in the student union and in the college bars
                            thought i was pretty good until
                            got hustled by a road player who had sympathy and took me to the sports palace...
                            and explained the game of one pocket to me...
                            after watching the likes of earl heisler/new york blackie/st louie louie/bugs rucker quickly realized there was a level of skill playing pool id never seen...
                            or would get to........
                            played only a handful of times over the next 30 years
                            but bought gradys vhs tapes /billy incardona's vhs tapes/wining one pocket and shots moves and startegies ()and alot of accustat tapes
                            became a student of the game...if i couldnt play i tried to learn
                            last 2-3 years have a table in my house and am trying to get to where i wont embarrass myself on the table...
                            Did you go to the tournament in Vero Beach last week. Ted Harris was there and won. He is a pretty good one pocket player, about my speed.
                            Coyotes, Eagles, and Deer, oh my!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Scrzbill View Post
                              Did you go to the tournament in Vero Beach last week. Ted Harris was there and won. He is a pretty good one pocket player, about my speed.
                              if there was a tournament in vero it wasnt at my home room cunninghams

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