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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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Lukas Fracasso-Verner. ~ Katie Fiorilla {Interview}

If you play pool competitively in the Northeast area there is a good chance that you have seen the 14- year-old B player Lukas Fracasso-Verner. The kid is everywhere; The New England 9-Ball Series, The Predator Tour, the Tri-State Tour, the USAPL pool league, the BCA Jack and Jill, and numerous other events. Someone once

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Will “River” Burke. ~ William DeYonker {Interview}

Q: How many years have you been playing pool?  A: I’ve been playing pool for 13 years but only serious about it for three. Q: Who are your sponsors?  A: Grinding clothing company, Diveney Custom Cues, Sergeants Sports Bar, Sharky’s Billiards, and Crafton Railroad Company Q: How many tournaments have you competed in?  A: I’ve played in 300+ tournaments in

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Marty Carey Jump Cue. ~ Garret Troop {Review}

This specialty jump cue is made out of cored carbon fiber. The shaft is a conical taper down to a 9mm diameter; the tip is a G10 ferrule that flares out. The cue is six ounces and lifts the cue ball very well. The reason I say that it is a specialty jump cue is

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Young Gunz. ~ Brian Pauley

One of the phrases that you hear in many facets of life is that the children are our future. It’s no different in pool then it would be in any other sport. You need young kids that want to continue the sport and take it into the future, in order to have that, you need

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Emily Herpel’s Journey. ~ Peggy Mallen

What an honor it is for a junior pool player, age 14 through 18, to be chosen for the spring training camp, sponsored and put on by the Black Widow Foundation, to prepare for the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Atlantic Challenge Cup. Ten players are invited to the camp and out of ten, six

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Jacoby Cues: A Love Story. ~ Sharon Jacoby

My husband once said that he fell in love with me because being with me made him want to be a better person. I strongly believe that, many years before, he fell in love with cue making for the same reason. It is rare to find someone so passionate about their art that it causes

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Ode To Billiards. ~ Patrick Sampey

The ocean of green felt that canvases most pool halls calls to me, and I feel like a musician when I play the game, holding a good piece of wood in my hand — the instrument we pool players use to perform our art with — the cue stick. This is my Zen. This is where

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A Few Reviews. ~ Warren Ackary {Review}

Q-Whiz Cue Shaft Conditioner Surprised I purchased one of these, and am happy I did! Q-Whiz did a brilliant job cleaning my cue shaft. No more sandpaper, steel wool, or hard abrasives to take particles of timber off the shaft. Forget wet and dry, brown paper or a damp cloth… Get one of these from

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Winona’s Warrior Weaver. ~ Robert S Brumm

Rising junior pool star Xzaviar Aune (aw-knee) has faced down some extreme adversaries in his seventeen years on this planet — and most of them weren’t at the pool table. With years of debilitating heart defects and Mayo Clinic surgeries now behind him, Aune has a  survivor’s determination to succeed that is palpable. Though he

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