If it's Wednesday, it's gotta be . . .

Apr 04, 2018,11:14 AM

. . . 3-ball at Maggie's.

Last Wednesday, James scored an ace.

I've been playing six years and never once had an ace on the break.  Last year, Sarah had two aces in one day.

Now, that's an accomplishment.

My dry spell at 3-ball continued last week, and my 8-ball game was so-so, but after the tournament was over and I was warmed up, we played friendly (no money involved) bank-the-eight games.

First, I took out The Kid with a one rail kick on the 8.  

Next up, Marybeth.  Good player.  She managed to clear her balls off the table, unlike The Kid.  My second attempt on the 8 . . . 

. . . produced this three rail kick in a side pocket.

Last up, Alex.  Another good player - notice how he cleared all his balls, too.  No matter.  

Another three rail kick, this time in a corner pocket.

Life is good!


The badass in our group, though, is Jim.  Five rail kick . . . 

. . . plus a one-rail conversion.  Sweet!

Off to play in this week's tournament shortly . . . 

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Was it Paul Newman, playing pool in an old movie?

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : April 4th, 2018-13:03
I've always been fascinated by this game, because it's a matter of ability, luck is not involved.
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Probably Newman's third best film . . .

 By: Dr No : April 5th, 2018-04:54
The Hustler . . . after Cool Hand Luke and Hombre . Not much pool action in the film . . . it's really more a tale about redemption than the game. Art
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looking relaxed...

 By: ocwatching : April 4th, 2018-15:52
I need to join you all one day...
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Considering you're in OC . . .

 By: Dr No : April 5th, 2018-04:55
. . . then pencil it in your next free Wednesday afternoon, Phil. Shoot me a pm for directions! Art
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Looks awfully familiar, but I must be mistaken :-)) [nt]

 By: KIH : April 4th, 2018-18:05
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That's the joint! . . .

 By: Dr No : April 5th, 2018-04:56
. . . or, as Nicolas calls it, my headquarters ;-) . . .
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Oh man, that was a good afternoon.

 By: mkt33 : April 4th, 2018-19:42
Unbelievably I can still fit into that t shirt! Cannot wait to see you again at the end of this month Art. Looking forward, Mike
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We might end up in a pool hall afterwards with Tony R . . .

 By: Dr No : April 5th, 2018-04:57
. . . who's also a regular player, Mike. Maybe we'll play for watches.
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