Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Post by Joey » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Mike Page and I are in the fight of our life.  We are locked into a two day
tournament with scruffy 78 competitors.  It is a handicap tournament of nine
rocket.  Mike and I are in the final 32.  It is the second day and play will
begin at 2:00 p.m.  There is about $3500.00 prize money between the Calcutta
and entry fee money.  Oh and they plan to have a second Calcutta this
afternoon.

There are several out of state players:  Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and
of course our state, Lousiana.

 The food is good.  The competition is unrelentless, lots of side action,
nice equipment, if you like BUCKET pockets.  These are Peter Vitale tables.
Beautiful, ornate works of art with pockets so large you can shoot from the
corner pocket to the same  side pocket and make the cue ball.  Well that may
be a small exaggeration but they are large pockets. :-)  Anyhow, Mike is
juggling his business responsibilities to make it there on time.  I will be
running tactical interference for him til he gets there.

We'll post some results if we see any of the money.:-)
Joey

 
 
 

Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Post by Smorgass Bor » Mon, 23 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Joey,
Where are you & Mike playing AND who are some of the out of town
players? Who are some of the 'name' players that we may have heard of?
How much did you & Mike go for in the calcutta?
   Forget the first question,I see by the post title that you're playing
at Fast Frankie's place.
Good luck to both of you (loan me some $$$)

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

 
 
 

Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Post by Patrick Johnso » Tue, 24 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> The competition is unrelentless

Sounds like you're playing me...

Pat Johnson
Chicago

 
 
 

Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Post by Joey » Tue, 24 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Doug, the out of state players are all short stops and the names wouldn't
ring a bell for most.  Scotty Townsend and Cliff Joyner have found that this
tournament is too tough to win when you are handicapped with a 12.  Doug
Jones-AL, Mort Davis, FL, and several others who I am not familiar with.  I
try not to learn anything about the players when I am competing against the
players.  I don't need to think about that stuff.

Mike on the second day, after losing his second match and being eliminated
from the tournament put "The Kiss of Death on ME"

He told me I was playing good and that I would probably win the tournament.
Nice guy, nice words.  He left for business and my next match I could still
hear the accolades from Mike as my opponent, a sandbagging 4 took the match
4-4.  I am a six. now.  Casey is a 5.  Boy oh boy, I must have been full of
myself after listening to Mike.  I played so so and didn't deserve to win
that match.

Joey

 
 
 

Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Post by Joey » Tue, 24 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Soon Pat, SOON.
See you in Kalamazoo.
Joey
Quote:


>> The competition is unrelentless

>Sounds like you're playing me...

>Pat Johnson
>Chicago

 
 
 

Mike Page & Joey A: SLIDELL< LA Two Sisters Billiards

Post by Mike Pa » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00


[...]>

Quote:

> Mike on the second day, after losing his second match and being eliminated
> from the tournament put "The Kiss of Death on ME"

> He told me I was playing good and that I would probably win the tournament.
> Nice guy, nice words.  He left for business and my next match I could still
> hear the accolades from Mike as my opponent, a sandbagging 4 took the match
> 4-4.   [..]

Ouch, sorry to hear that.  But the guy offered to buy me a glass of Shiner
and a plate of Jambalaya if I would just say that to you.  It seemed
harmless enough to me!  :-)

I really had big fun on the Bayou... Joey is a great guy.  I've been in
pool halls all across the country, including  Washington DC, Boston,
Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Dayton, Los Angeles, Madison, as well as
off-the-beaten-path parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, North Dakota,
***ia... And although the accents are often a dead giveaway of the
location, not much else is.  You typically get a lot of the same kinds of
food, music, conversation, and so forth.  Not so Slidell, Louisiana.
Other than New Orleans (which I don't count) this was my first time in
this region of the country.  The people are fun.  The accents are great!
--to me sort of like a slow southern dwawl with a big dose of Brooklyn
added in.   They know how to do food--a posted up piece of paper in the
pool hall said "Jambalaya, potato salad: $5.00."  The calcutta was a hoot.
'Ok, now we got Bubba.  He's sneakin in as a faw...  been playin up in
Baton Rouge"  They really like to gamble.  The first place calcutta payout
(after the second calcutta on the final 32 of 78) was nearly $3000---this
for a $10 entry handicapped monthly tournament.  I heard $30/game one
pocket refered to as "for cheap."  The music included 'Goodbye Joe, me
gotta go, me oh my oh...son of a gun gonna have big fun on the bayou,' and
'Kaw-Lija was a wooden Indian standin by the door....poor old Kaw-lija
never got a kiss." as well as somewhat more modern stuff like the Allman
Brothers (I heard "*** Post" at least twice). Again, Joey is a real
nice guy, and I recomment RSBers go out of their way to meet him--One way
to do that is by heading off to Kalamazoo next week. All you Chicago/Ohio
people should do that, imo.

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mike page
fargo