2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Wheelchair Winner is ......

2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Wheelchair Winner is ......

Post by Smorgass Bor » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 12:44:05


 (*<~   32 players, including two that came all the way from Japan,
spent three days at Planet 9-Ball in beautiful sunny Tampa, Florida
competing in the 2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Wheelchair Tournament.
 The matches were hotly contested and many went hill-hill. The finals
came down to straight shooter Charlie Hans and host room owner Kenny
"The Rolling Shark" Miller. Charlie was recently seen on ESPN's U.S. vs.
Europe partners 9-ball tournament.
 The finals were a single race to nine and both players were determined
to win. Kenny and Charlie matched each other shot for shot and game for
game. Neither player led by more than one game as the scores continued
to tie each other all the way to hill-hill. It was now a race to one for
ALL the marbles. The calcutta for first was nearly double the tournament
cash prize. This was the largest calcutta in NWPA history.
 It looked as if Charlie Hans had the final game in hand, but he turned
the table over to Ken Miller. The hometown fans were clearly pulling for
Ken and a hush fell over the entire room as Ken began to run the table
out. As he floated the cueball to the other end of the table for
position on the eight and nine, the pool Gods decided to make it even
MORE exciting by letting the cueball drift past the eight on the newly
installed Simonis and end up closer to the rail than Kenny preferred. A
loud groan came from the locals and Kenny pondered his options. Bank it
cross side ? Play safe ? Backcut it into the closest end pocket ?
I've seen this same look on house Pro Buddy Hall's face many times as he
silently stares at the object ball while mentally flipping through a
forty year Rolodex of shots.
  Finally, Kenny had it figured. With a look of determination he lined
up the backcut shot and pulled the trigger......
  It 'nearly' went in and as if that weren't bad enough, the cueball
banked into the opposite end corner pocket. Charlie now had ball in hand
on the eight and quickly fired the eight and then the nine into the hole
for the WIN. He received a raucous well deserved round of applause from
the entire room. They both had played great for the entire tournament
and noone wanted to see either of them lose.
  This was my third consecutive year as the TD for this tournament and I
can't wait for next year. My thanks to all the participants and
congratulations to Charlie Hans as this year's winner.

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Wheelchair Winner is ......

Post by Smorgass Bor » Tue, 26 Mar 2002 13:07:49

 (*<~   In my haste, I neglected to mention the top six finishers.
1st     Charlie Hans
2nd    Ken Miller
3rd     Pat Starr
4th     Mark Jones
5-6th  Jeff Dolezal and Joe Dowling
  In the 2nd Chance Tournament, Yoji Mizusawa (one of two Japanese
players) took the honors and 1st Place.

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Joey » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 04:38:23

Out of personal curiosity, were any of the top finishers Vietnam Veterans?
Thanks,
Joey

Quote:
> (*<~   In my haste, I neglected to mention the top six finishers.
> 1st     Charlie Hans
> 2nd    Ken Miller
> 3rd     Pat Starr
> 4th     Mark Jones
> 5-6th  Jeff Dolezal and Joe Dowling
>   In the 2nd Chance Tournament, Yoji Mizusawa (one of two Japanese
> players) took the honors and 1st Place.

>                   Doug
>  ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~


 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 05:32:58

Re: 2002 U.S. Open 9-Ball Wheelchair Winner is ......  

 Out of personal curiosity, were any of the top finishers Vietnam
Veterans? Thanks,
Joey

 (*<~ ? In my haste, I neglected to mention the top six finishers.
1st ? ? Charlie Hans
2nd ? Ken Miller
3rd ? ? Pat Starr
4th ? ? Mark Jones
5-6th Jeff Dolezal and Joe Dowling

 (*<~   That's a good question, sorry that I do not have the answer.
  You might notice that the winner (Charlie Hans) is same player that I
lost 200 jellybeans to, at 50 jellybeans a game, playing one-hole. I
have to stop matching up with the top players and fish on the bottom
with an 8 oz. sinker..... imo
  Don't even ASK me how I fared yesterday with Mr. "Mighty" Mike Page of
Fargo. We played 9 hours (9-ball, 8-ball and one-pocket), a total of 58
games. oy-vey
  Don't these ASP/RSBers know that I'm supposed to get a SPOT ?   They
come all the way to Tampa and then have a 'memory lapse' about all
discussions of SPOTS.  When I mention 'the proper spot', they get this
far away glazed look that says, "NO speaky inklish".
   Man, I'm gettin friggin 'rack-hand'... imo
I guess I'll have to add Mighty Mike's name to the list :
Mighty Mike Page
Becky AND Jim
Linda Moss AND Jack
Roger O.
Bill O.
Paul Mon
Murray T.
Otto ( I think he cheated... or sumpthin)
John (Becky's son)
oh, and Joey A. (in New Orleans)

   I'm sure I left somebody out,

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Joey » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 06:14:56

Is this a list of the players who whupped you on the field of green or just
the list of players who played you?

Surely you can't have been beaten by everyone of these people?  Please set
the record straight.  BTW, if this is the case, please do not ask to play
partners anything in July.
JoeyA

 (*<~   That's a good question, sorry that I do not have the answer.
  You might notice that the winner (Charlie Hans) is same player that I
lost 200 jellybeans to, at 50 jellybeans a game, playing one-hole. I
have to stop matching up with the top players and fish on the bottom
with an 8 oz. sinker..... imo
  Don't even ASK me how I fared yesterday with Mr. "Mighty" Mike Page of
Fargo. We played 9 hours (9-ball, 8-ball and one-pocket), a total of 58
games. oy-vey
  Don't these ASP/RSBers know that I'm supposed to get a SPOT ?   They
come all the way to Tampa and then have a 'memory lapse' about all
discussions of SPOTS.  When I mention 'the proper spot', they get this
far away glazed look that says, "NO speaky inklish".
   Man, I'm gettin friggin 'rack-hand'... imo
I guess I'll have to add Mighty Mike's name to the list :
Mighty Mike Page
Becky AND Jim
Linda Moss AND Jack
Roger O.
Bill O.
Paul Mon
Murray T.
Otto ( I think he cheated... or sumpthin)
John (Becky's son)
oh, and Joey A. (in New Orleans)

   I'm sure I left somebody out,

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 06:54:30

Is this a list of the players who whupped you on the field of green or
just the list of players who played you?
Surely you can't have been beaten by everyone of these people? Please
set the record straight. BTW, if this is the case, please do not ask to
play partners anything in July.
JoeyA

 (*<~  Alright, alright, maybe I 'zaggerate' (a little).
 Do you think your heart can stand being my partner ?

  Losing weight so that I may 'belly up to the table like a man' in
July,
  Louisiana Lumpy  aka/Tampa Tubby-Bob

 
 
 

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Post by Bill » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 07:33:42

Joey, if I don't get the 5 ball I can't beat anyone.  Smorg, IMO, is setting
the table for future visitors to his lair.
Bill O

Quote:
> Is this a list of the players who whupped you on the field of green or
just
> the list of players who played you?

> Surely you can't have been beaten by everyone of these people?  Please set
> the record straight.  BTW, if this is the case, please do not ask to play
> partners anything in July.
> JoeyA

>  (*<~   That's a good question, sorry that I do not have the answer.
>   You might notice that the winner (Charlie Hans) is same player that I
> lost 200 jellybeans to, at 50 jellybeans a game, playing one-hole. I
> have to stop matching up with the top players and fish on the bottom
> with an 8 oz. sinker..... imo
>   Don't even ASK me how I fared yesterday with Mr. "Mighty" Mike Page of
> Fargo. We played 9 hours (9-ball, 8-ball and one-pocket), a total of 58
> games. oy-vey
>   Don't these ASP/RSBers know that I'm supposed to get a SPOT ?   They
> come all the way to Tampa and then have a 'memory lapse' about all
> discussions of SPOTS.  When I mention 'the proper spot', they get this
> far away glazed look that says, "NO speaky inklish".
>    Man, I'm gettin friggin 'rack-hand'... imo
> I guess I'll have to add Mighty Mike's name to the list :
> Mighty Mike Page
> Becky AND Jim
> Linda Moss AND Jack
> Roger O.
> Bill O.
> Paul Mon
> Murray T.
> Otto ( I think he cheated... or sumpthin)
> John (Becky's son)
> oh, and Joey A. (in New Orleans)

>    I'm sure I left somebody out,

>                   Doug
>  ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Roger Orsula » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:11:20

I thought Becky's and Jim's son's name was Paul.  Did you get beat by
BOTH of them, or is John his road name?

I remember Paul from the Titusville RSB tourney - a very fine young man.

Roger

Quote:

>    Man, I'm gettin friggin 'rack-hand'... imo
> I guess I'll have to add Mighty Mike's name to the list :
> Mighty Mike Page
> Becky AND Jim
> Linda Moss AND Jack
> Roger O.
> Bill O.
> Paul Mon
> Murray T.
> Otto ( I think he cheated... or sumpthin)
> John (Becky's son)
> oh, and Joey A. (in New Orleans)

>    I'm sure I left somebody out,

>                   Doug
>  ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:38:02

Bill O objected :
Joey, if I don't get the 5 ball I can't beat anyone. Smorg, IMO, is
setting the table for future visitors to his lair.
Bill O

 (*<~  Well, if I keep getting beat by 'everybody', I'm going to have to
get a JOB.             dammit !

  look at me, I'm poor poolplaying man.
 Now, gimme some WEIGHT...

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:33:11

I thought Becky's and Jim's son's name was Paul. Did you get beat by
BOTH of them, or is John his road name?
I remember Paul from the Titusville RSB tourney - a very fine young man.
Roger

 (*<~   Becky (and Jim) have more kids than 'The Old lady Who Lived in a
Shoe'.
 (and I guess that they ALL shoot pool)

<previously on Melrose Place>
??????Man, I'm gettin friggin 'rack-hand'... imo I guess
I'll have to add Mighty Mike's name to the list :
 Mighty Mike Page
 Becky AND Jim
 Linda Moss AND Jack
 Roger O.
 Bill O.
 Paul Mon
 Murray T.
 Otto ( I think he cheated... or sumpthin)
 John (Becky's son)
 oh, and Joey A. (in New Orleans)
????????I'm sure I left somebody out,
????????????????????????????????????

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Fri, 12 Apr 2002 12:33:27

Smorgass?Bored plead :
????Don't even ASK me how I fared yesterday with Mr. "Mighty"
Mike Page of Fargo. We played 9 hours (9-ball, 8-ball and one-pocket), a
total of 58 games. oy-vey
????Don't these ASP/RSBers know that I'm supposed to get a SPOT
? ? They come all the way to Tampa and then have a 'memory lapse'
about all discussions of SPOTS. When I mention 'the proper spot', they
get this far away glazed look that says, "NO speaky inklish".
??????Man, I'm gettin friggin 'rack-hand'... imo I guess
I'll have to add Mighty Mike's name to the list :
 Mighty Mike Page
 Becky AND Jim
 Linda Moss AND Jack
 Roger O.
 Bill O.
 Paul Mon
 Murray T.
 Otto ( I think he cheated... or sumpthin)
 John (Becky's son)
 oh, and Joey A. (in New Orleans)
??????I'm sure I left somebody out,
????????????????????????????????????Doug
  (*<~  I knew I'd forgotten some. Let me add :
 Mario (and the beautiful Sonja)
 About half a dozen more at the RSB I Tournament in Titsville, Fl.
??
                       Tampa Tubby-Bob