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Old 04-03-2019, 08:57 AM
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I went early to the Memphis melee. It takes me a couple of days to acclimate the time changes, flights, etc. First day was looking over the place and unpacking. Tuesday and Wednesday I played one of the locals and broke even for the two days and then Warren came in and we played a few hours. He and I break even each time we play but its good warm up for Mitch the Beast. Mitch is playing very good and I wish I could give him a decent game. He broke out right away three games ahead when in the fourth game down 7-zero I ran out from no where. That put him in a coma for four games and after that, like Mitch said, it was a blur. He shot at everything. Making up shots, getting the rolls and leaving me behind. He torched me. I was so demoralized that I went two and out in the tournament and lost 3-0 both times. Disaster. The highlight of the trip for me was the pool room. It was a typical southern room and if I lived around there, it would be home. The other highlight was the move Jason did for dinner. He invited a couple of us for dinner to BB Kings but no BB Kings. They were closed so we went to the Blues Diner which I whole heartedly recommend. Big plates of fatty steaks, ribs, catfish with the trimmings. The salad was enough for me and I ordered a 24 ounce Rib Eye. the chocolate brownie with ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream was calling me so I answered. Back to the room about midnight and then packing, next a food coma. My pick up was at four AM so a couple of hours sleep and then home. It took me two days to recover but its a known something coming and expected. Overall, a lot of fun and a reminder of why moving west was a great life choice.
Fats reminded me of when I could play. Jump on the front table and play all comers. The farthest back table is my ranking now.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:18 AM
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Always great to see you and battle Bill. We both had our moments. Sorry I wasnít around for that dinner.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:22 PM
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Nice write up Bill
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:44 PM
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Nice write up KY! And, thanks so much for the steam.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:45 PM
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great report and thanks for the stream bill
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:59 PM
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Great job on the stream!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to commentate a match.
I wish we could have played some since I am not familiar with your game, but there will be other times.

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Old 04-03-2019, 02:31 PM
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Great job on the stream!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to commentate a match.
I wish we could have played some since I am not familiar with your game, but there will be other times.

Fats
The stream isnít about me, itís for members to talk about the game from a different perspective. A shot you may be looking at on the table looks a little more risky when talking about the options.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:44 AM
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I went early to the Memphis melee. It takes me a couple of days to acclimate the time changes, flights, etc. First day was looking over the place and unpacking. Tuesday and Wednesday I played one of the locals and broke even for the two days and then Warren came in and we played a few hours. He and I break even each time we play but its good warm up for Mitch the Beast. Mitch is playing very good and I wish I could give him a decent game. He broke out right away three games ahead when in the fourth game down 7-zero I ran out from no where. That put him in a coma for four games and after that, like Mitch said, it was a blur. He shot at everything. Making up shots, getting the rolls and leaving me behind. He torched me. I was so demoralized that I went two and out in the tournament and lost 3-0 both times. Disaster. The highlight of the trip for me was the pool room. It was a typical southern room and if I lived around there, it would be home. The other highlight was the move Jason did for dinner. He invited a couple of us for dinner to BB Kings but no BB Kings. They were closed so we went to the Blues Diner which I whole heartedly recommend. Big plates of fatty steaks, ribs, catfish with the trimmings. The salad was enough for me and I ordered a 24 ounce Rib Eye. the chocolate brownie with ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream was calling me so I answered. Back to the room about midnight and then packing, next a food coma. My pick up was at four AM so a couple of hours sleep and then home. It took me two days to recover but its a known something coming and expected. Overall, a lot of fun and a reminder of why moving west was a great life choice.
Fats reminded me of when I could play. Jump on the front table and play all comers. The farthest back table is my ranking now.
Bill. thank you for the live streaming at the Memphis Melee. I am also in agreement with your views. It took me a day to get straight after driving over 9 hours from Chicago to Memphis. I also sensed the charm of Bill Rowley's southern pool room. If I lived in the Memphis/Southaven area, this undoubtedly would be my hangout. Finally, when Dan "ChicagoFats" Moran and myself ventured out to get a midnight snack on Beale Street, we also went to the Blues Diner. We had the barbecue ribs, fried catfish, and steak fries which were outstanding. After missing the 1st Melee, I can now understand why there was a 2nd Melee Tournament so quickly at Rowley's "Southaven Recreation Center." it's a winner.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:39 AM
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I went early to the Memphis melee. It takes me a couple of days to acclimate the time changes, flights, etc. First day was looking over the place and unpacking. Tuesday and Wednesday I played one of the locals and broke even for the two days and then Warren came in and we played a few hours. He and I break even each time we play but its good warm up for Mitch the Beast. Mitch is playing very good and I wish I could give him a decent game. He broke out right away three games ahead when in the fourth game down 7-zero I ran out from no where. That put him in a coma for four games and after that, like Mitch said, it was a blur. He shot at everything. Making up shots, getting the rolls and leaving me behind. He torched me. I was so demoralized that I went two and out in the tournament and lost 3-0 both times. Disaster. The highlight of the trip for me was the pool room. It was a typical southern room and if I lived around there, it would be home. The other highlight was the move Jason did for dinner. He invited a couple of us for dinner to BB Kings but no BB Kings. They were closed so we went to the Blues Diner which I whole heartedly recommend. Big plates of fatty steaks, ribs, catfish with the trimmings. The salad was enough for me and I ordered a 24 ounce Rib Eye. the chocolate brownie with ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream was calling me so I answered. Back to the room about midnight and then packing, next a food coma. My pick up was at four AM so a couple of hours sleep and then home. It took me two days to recover but its a known something coming and expected. Overall, a lot of fun and a reminder of why moving west was a great life choice.
Fats reminded me of when I could play. Jump on the front table and play all comers. The farthest back table is my ranking now.

Nice!

Thanks, Bill.

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