14-1 NYC review

14-1 NYC review

Post by Jimbo » Sun, 18 Apr 1999 04:00:00


I just got home from all day of straight pool action. The 11:30 match between
Allen Hopkins and Jack Colavita finished at 3:32 am. I watched almost every
shot, due to the fact that he was one of Fred and My horses. (Some of you may
know that Fred Agnir and myself are Calcutta gurus, more on that later) Anyway
this match started with a 51 to -9 (yup that's a negative nine) score with my
man Jack out in front. Well 2 ? hours later it was 65 - 53 Hopkins. This was a
real safety war, I am going to have nightmares about it so I will switch gears.
The best pool all day was played by Jose Garcia, I know some of you are saying
who??? But mark my words this man can play and he will be near the top at the
end. I predict he plays on Sunday. The best Match of the day was Jose vs Ginky.
Ginky wins a close lag and Jose breaks, not a good break he flies the 1 ball
out of the rack and near the corner pocket but he does leave Ginky on the top
rail. I figure this is trouble Ginky can sink the almost straight in  1 ball.
Ginky misses the one and Jose goes on to run a beautiful 99 balls, this would
put most people in a coma after sitting in his chair watching for an hour Ginky
gets up and with the poise of a 25 year veteran he starts to pick the racks
apart. 112 balls later Ginky misses and Jose gets his next chance, after 1
inning of play the score is 99-112 Ginky. Some bad rolls and safeties   later
and the score is Ginky 131 and Jose on his way to victory with 140 and 7 balls
on a pretty open table. Jose gets a bad break when the last 2 balls freeze up,
he leaves Ginky a tough  shot all the way up table off the rail with a near
impossible break ball in the kitchen. Ginky misses the shot and Jose makes it
and gets the angle needed to try the full table break shot. (at this point I
lean over to my friend and say I would call safe and make it, leave Ginky in
the middle of the top rail shooting at a full rack.) Ginky needs 31 Jose needs
3, Jose hits the perfect shot and the cue runs right down the side of the rack
breaking it wide open and goes dead into the corner pocket. Ginky runs 31 game
over. One of the best games I have ever had the privilege of watching, they
both had chances down the stretch and the crowd where all into it. Mully this
ones for you, THE HIGH RUN OF THE DAY 130 by one Earl "the pearl" Strickland
minus the stache. He missed an easy ball for 131 and the apparent out, a $1000
cash prize goes to the high run of this event. I will be there all day on Sat.
and Sun. I will report back one match I look forward to is a winner side match
between Grady and the MIZ, let's all pull for Grady. Another good matchup will
be Ginky and Hopkins, only 8 guys left on the winners side the 4 mentioned***
Lane and Mika Immonen and 2 I forgot, sorry guys.

JIM?-Not the best reporter, what do you expect I have a plate in my head??

 
 
 

14-1 NYC review

Post by Fred Kenn » Sun, 18 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the reporting you are
doing. I am a great fan of 14.1 and haven't had the opporunity to see
much of it since moving to Florida. Played Jack Calovito many games at
the West End in Elizabeth, NJ and appreciate hearing how he is doing.
I hope you intend to "chirp" down the rest of that match. Miz of
course is now a West Palm Beach resident so I am always interested in
hearing how he is doing. The line up is a great one with.
        A little anecdote. I'm guessing this happened in the late 80's
Tony Robles who at the time was a great nine baller came over to me at
the "West End poolroom in Elizabeth and asked me to teach him how to
play straight pool. I at first thought he was joking but he said he
was serious that he never played it. He racked, I broke and he ran 81
balls from the break. Tony said that was his first serious game of
14.1. Not a bad start.

Quote:
>I just got home from all day of straight pool action. The 11:30 match between
>Allen Hopkins and Jack Colavita finished at 3:32 am. I watched almost every
>shot, due to the fact that he was one of Fred and My horses. (Some of you may
>know that Fred Agnir and myself are Calcutta gurus, more on that later) Anyway
>this match started with a 51 to -9 (yup that's a negative nine) score with my
>man Jack out in front. Well 2 ? hours later it was 65 - 53 Hopkins. This was a
>real safety war, I am going to have nightmares about it so I will switch gears.
>The best pool all day was played by Jose Garcia, I know some of you are saying
>who??? But mark my words this man can play and he will be near the top at the
>end. I predict he plays on Sunday. The best Match of the day was Jose vs Ginky.
>Ginky wins a close lag and Jose breaks, not a good break he flies the 1 ball
>out of the rack and near the corner pocket but he does leave Ginky on the top
>rail. I figure this is trouble Ginky can sink the almost straight in  1 ball.
>Ginky misses the one and Jose goes on to run a beautiful 99 balls, this would
>put most people in a coma after sitting in his chair watching for an hour Ginky
>gets up and with the poise of a 25 year veteran he starts to pick the racks
>apart. 112 balls later Ginky misses and Jose gets his next chance, after 1
>inning of play the score is 99-112 Ginky. Some bad rolls and safeties   later
>and the score is Ginky 131 and Jose on his way to victory with 140 and 7 balls
>on a pretty open table. Jose gets a bad break when the last 2 balls freeze up,
>he leaves Ginky a tough  shot all the way up table off the rail with a near
>impossible break ball in the kitchen. Ginky misses the shot and Jose makes it
>and gets the angle needed to try the full table break shot. (at this point I
>lean over to my friend and say I would call safe and make it, leave Ginky in
>the middle of the top rail shooting at a full rack.) Ginky needs 31 Jose needs
>3, Jose hits the perfect shot and the cue runs right down the side of the rack
>breaking it wide open and goes dead into the corner pocket. Ginky runs 31 game
>over. One of the best games I have ever had the privilege of watching, they
>both had chances down the stretch and the crowd where all into it. Mully this
>ones for you, THE HIGH RUN OF THE DAY 130 by one Earl "the pearl" Strickland
>minus the stache. He missed an easy ball for 131 and the apparent out, a $1000
>cash prize goes to the high run of this event. I will be there all day on Sat.
>and Sun. I will report back one match I look forward to is a winner side match
>between Grady and the MIZ, let's all pull for Grady. Another good matchup will
>be Ginky and Hopkins, only 8 guys left on the winners side the 4 mentioned***
>Lane and Mika Immonen and 2 I forgot, sorry guys.

>JIM?-Not the best reporter, what do you expect I have a plate in my head??

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Post by Jimbo » Mon, 19 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Fred said:>asked me to teach him how to<BR>

Quote:
>play straight pool.

Hey Fred you did a great job, he plays like a world champion.

JIM <---Thinks Fred had a good student