May 2018

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Mafia Mike’s Review- Florida Pool Players Oasis ~ Patrick Sampey

When I first walked into Mafia Mike’s pool hall, a semi-circle layout of tables, evenly measured out in a big open space, thriving with light and vigor  a pool Oasis — the place was alive and thriving with people playing pool.  It was like coming home.  I felt at ease — at one with the game. The

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Nick Varner’s Hall Of Fame ~ Patrick Sampey

Nick Varner’s Hall Of Fame No other player dominated professional pool in the 1980’s quite like Nick Varner. In fact, in 1989 alone, Nick won 11 professional events, which is currently recognized by many as the greatest single season ever recorded in professional pool. During his heyday, Nick won eight World Championships in various pool

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Equipment

Travel Mate Cue Holder ~ Steve Sherman

The Travel Mate is one of the most innovative billiards accessories to hit the market in recent memory.  I first saw the concept of the Travel Mate at Super Billiards Expo in 2016.  I waited on line for ten minutes just to sign up to be on the mailer.  Ever since then I have been

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Going for the Short Rack~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

There are many opportunities to go for a short rack. It is important however that you follow a formula. Specific elements must present themselves before a ride on the nine is the right move. Obvious dead combo Table is cluttered up with no real chance to run out. In this case, you look for a

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Relationships and Pool ~ Lyle Marner

In life we all eventually seem to meet someone who attracts us to them. Whether it’s for the better or worse we all start there. Sometimes it seems there is a lesson to be learned at some point. For me personally I have learned a lot since I have started playing almost 20 years ago. I

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Kamui Vue Review ~ Steve Sherman

Quite simply, the VUE bridge head is one of the best bridge heads I have ever used. It is much pricier than other bridge heads on the market, but it is well worth it. Here is what makes the VUE a great product: The VUE is an extremely well engineered, high quality product Made out

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Bart A. Rivezzi Interview ~ Gary Warren

I recently had the opportunity to speak in-depth with 2015 New England Pool & Billiards Hall of Fame inductee, Bart A. Rivezzi. Mr. Rivezzi has a distinguished reputation as a person, pool player, rare and vintage cue collector/appraiser, former pool room owner/operator, and overall ambassador to this game that we all love and cherish. It

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