June 2014

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The Man Behind the Cloth ~ Peggy Mallen

When I started to read about the history of Simonis cloth, I couldn’t help but wonder how they survived for the last 333 years! Yes, you heard me correctly…333 years. Think about it—it was the 17th Century in a mid-size community, Verviers, Belgium where it all started. They probably had knights in armor with swords

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A New Beginning: Letter from Garret {Issue 1}

When I started the FaceBook Sneaky Pete Mafia group, I envisioned a place where all of us that love the game of pool could go to chat with fellow enthusiasts, share tips and discuss the topics and products we come across in more detail. Your response has been amazing! I am thrilled at the growth of

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Buffalo Unleashed. ~Jason “Buffalo” Hunt

Hello Sneaky Pete Mafia readers! Well we finally made it! With lots of hard work, dedication, a budget of blood sweat and tears, and a team of unique individuals all with a unified overlapping goal in life: change the foundations of pool so we can all make a good living at it! If you don’t

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What Would a Sucker Do? ~ Jacqueline Karol

Do you want to win, or are you content to just hit balls around at random? If you want to win, you must play the odds. Skilled players understand the chances of pocketing their ball versus the likelihood of executing a successful safety, while also assessing the cost and benefit of each option. My next

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An Out of Town Adventure. ~ Samuel Garret Bitner

My best Friend Jon Masters and I got an early start for a day off. We left for Dayton, TN mid- morning, on a Thursday. I had wanted to play snooker since I started playing pool. I finally located a table by a chance meeting during a tournament in Crossville with a man named J.

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Bert’s Secret to Gambling & Winning. ~ Bert Kinister

There are no absolute rules for gambling that guarantee you will win. Advice can be given that allows you to limit your losses. If you follow absolute laws on how to win money at any game, you are doomed. A great gambler has to vary his game in an artistic manner. You may play badly for

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Bingo! (At the Academy) ~ Bert Kinister

My chat with Max Eberle was refreshing, to say the least. By the end of it, I wanted to stand up and yell, “BINGO!” but being that I didn’t have a dauber or a cute little card with numbers on it, I exercised enough self-control to resist the temptation. Max has an impressive resume when

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North Central Ohio BCA Pool League. ~ Rosanna Ramirez

I cannot even begin to elaborate on how much playing pool has changed my life. As a league operator in a small North Central Ohio area (Richland & Crawford Counties) I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people in the two years since I became an operator and the eight years since

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