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    House of Billiards - Santa Monica Ca

    I just learned that the HOB in Santa Monica will NOT be opening its doors when the Covid Shutdown is lifted. It was a great One Pocket Room for many years. Its been open continously since about 1963. It was the home room for Wayne Pullen and Ritchie Griener.
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    DCC 2021

    I had trouble booking my room for the DCC 2021? The event code would not work? I had to go off of my players card to book the room. Anyone else have the same problem?
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    Bellflower Ca. circa 1971

    Bellflower Billiards was a haven of great players and lots of action for a couple of years around 1971. As the premier all night room, many a great player showed up for the happening each night. Here's just a few of the players who were there; Cole Dickson, Dr. Bill, Ritchie Florence, Wade...
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    wwyd #2 Baby Huey - We got options

    Here lies an end game scenario. Your pocket lower left and you need all four balls. You need to come up with a shot now or else the balls will go up table. But we got options. What is your shot?
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    WWYD Baby Huey

    Herre is a wwyd from a match I had with Cuban Joe about 40 years ago. As you look at the screen it's Joe's (your shot) score 7/5 me and he needs three balls right hand pocket. I'll have the answer on wednesday.
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    Hollywood and Pool

    Playing in and around Hollywood in the late 60's and early 70's there were quite a few celebrities around pool. Here are a few who I met and sometimes played. Most of them went to Celebrity Billiards and the Billiard Den. I'm sure the Ghost and Doc would remember many more. Hollywood was a...
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    Houston Seniors October 2019

    Can we get an update on the event at Bogies this October. I haven't seen any postings lately? Are we still on? Who are we sending the check too? I'm ready to book my flight and send in my entry monies.
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    West coast swing 2019

    I just heard there will be no West Coast Swing this year. There will only be the Cole Dickson Memorial in San Francisco. The West Coast Swing featuring stops at Hard Times LA, California Billiards and Hard Times Sacramento were really nice for us players on the West Coast. Anyone heard why this...
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    Pilot in Ventura

    The Pilot came to Ventura on Saturday and we tangled for about seven hours on MY TABLE and he gave me all I could handle. Jim is very much a gentleman who enjoys the competition and always brings a new cue with him. This time he brought another prototype CF butt and shaft. I think it was another...
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    Scott Frost Out At the "Freezer"

    I heard a rumor that Scott Frost is no longer part of the Freezer operation? Anyone know anything about this rumor. Hope it's just a rumor.
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    Straight Pool Challenge

    This event may be quietly the best show at DCC. I spent a lot of time upstairs watching and its truly amazing how good these players are at this long lost game of yesteryear. Practice is what we all do every time we pick up a cue. We practice more than actually play matches. So, this 14.1...
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    Ventura Fires

    It was about a year ago when I posted about the fires here in Ventura Co. Well they are back again. All of Malibu, Simi Valley and the other cities along the 101 corridor are burning. The area is so dry from years of drought that we are just a tinderbox. So no happy Thankgiving out here this...
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    Seniors event

    I had a great time in Houston. I loved the format racing to three games. I read some of the commentary and it seems that several of us want the old guys to shoot faster, play with the "Grady Rule," or just speed up play. Really, make the old guys play a game that is geared toward viewership not...
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    Best Tables To Play One Pocket

    I have three Diamonds, Red Label standard 4 1/2" and one GC2 4 1/4" at my pool room that we play One Pocket on. Over the years I've probably gravitated to the Diamonds more but I still like to play on Gold Crowns assuming they are at least 4 1/4". Diamonds play more consistently from room to...
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    Rules Question

    I need some help here. What are our rules regarding the movement of two object balls with your cue stick after the cueball has been struck? The cueball struck the intended object ball and in removing his cuestick from the playing area my opponent touched two other balls unintentionally. I...
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    Magic rack

    I know this a One Pocket Forum but we all love pool so here goes. I watched the West Coast Swing Semi's and Finals and that Magic Rack really changes the complexion of rotation games. If you are the best breaker with the Magic Rack, you win. It seems like pool is now becomming a specialist sport...
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    Where Is The GHOST

    Where is the GHOST? I haven't seen any postings in awhile? Are you OK?
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    Used Centenials

    I am looking for used sets of Centenial's.
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    Columbia SC

    Our son just accepted a Professor position at the University of South Carolina at Columbia and I'm going back with him around August 1st. I plan on staying about four days and if any of our members knows of any rooms which have One Pocket action please let me know. I don't care who I play and...