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Willie Mosconi vs. Jimmy Caras Review ~ by Steve Sherman

The name Willie Mosconi is or should be familiar to anyone who follows professional billiards on television – the annual Mosconi 9-ball US vs. EU tournament is named after him. You can read more about him on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Mosconi The name Jimmy Caras is not as familiar, though as a contemporary of Mosconi’s, he was equally

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Pool Community Loses A Saint-Gains An Angel ~ by Tina Hodge

Joseph “Tiny” Weber not only put Club Billiards (est 1946) on the map, but in a short time made quite an impact on the pool community all across the country. His genuine and sincere shining personality coupled with his keen eye for business turned a very quiet and discreet long- standing pool hall to a

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Meet the Drill Instructor ~ an Autobiography by Dominic Esposito

Dominic Esposito became a Professional Pool Player at 19 years old, after 5 years of lessons with Straight Pool Champion, Thomas P. Parker, in Cleveland, Ohio. He married at age 21, but, his wife didn’t want to be married to a professional pool player. With that, he agreed to stop playing pool altogether. Some 25

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Gaijin Custom Cues ~ Patrick Sampey

I just sat down with the guys of Gaijin Custom Cues, and they want to make a cue to suit you. Robby, Marshall, and Josh are just typical southern guys with a love of the game of pool and non-traditional design. They have a simple philosophy, each of us has a natural stroke and the

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Scott Erwin’s Butt ~Bradley C. Thuringer

It seems like often the best things in my life come to me unexpectedly. When I was in college the local music shop had a bass guitar that I loved.  I would go and visit it and sit to play it several times a week for months.   While saving up my money to take it home.

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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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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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The Cincinnati Kid ~ Anthony Beeler

A cold breeze and the sputter of snowflakes marked a cold February afternoon back in 2007.  Robert Walker, a close friend, hosted a monthly 9-ball tournament at The Billiard Café’.  It was a small, old time pool room nestled in the heart of Lancaster, Kentucky’s city square. Even though the pool room was small, local

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