Baton Rouge Tournament RESULTS

Baton Rouge Tournament RESULTS

Post by Joey » Tue, 25 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Grady Matthew's passed through town and played in our neighboring pool hall:
Bayou Billiards formerly known as Mugsy's, owned by Jim "Flyboy" Spears and
home to Wade Crane.  Grady gave me some one pocket tips while in town and is
a very gracious guy for those of you who get a chance to talk with him.  He
talked a little about his NEW BOOK that he is writing and ALMOST COMPLETE.
It will illuminate the life, travels and escapades of one of pool's biggest
living legends.  You will enjoy reading it if you like the stories about
*** and pool in general.  He is quite the story teller as many of you
already know.  "Ask him about his second wife".

First:  Bo Chavez (King Kong of LA fame & Hard Times) "He breaks the balls
like King Kong"
    What in the world was he doing down in Bayou Country?
Second Place:  Rafael Martinez

Grady Matthew's played really well and was the only person to beat King Kong
sending KK to the losers side where he came out busting the balls like, well
like King Kong and fought back to the winners bracket and beat Rafael two
matches in a row to take home the cash.  He came in the money.  I just don't
know what place as I was in action while he was playing.  I think third or
fourth but am not sure.

I liked Chavez (and it is pronounced like the Cha in Cha Cha) talked and
practiced with him.  He beat a friend of mine out of a couple a hundred
bucks playing nine ball and one pocket.   After practicing with him for a
while and speaking a little conversational Espanol with him.  He laughed
when he heard the Spanish that I knew.  I believe it is the only time I saw
him smile the whole tournament.  These champions (including Rafael M) wear
"The Death Mask" as these tournaments.  Chavez had a tough time with Grady
as Grady was playing very well and he (Kink Kong) complained about the
referee several times.  Miscellaneous stuff, no need to mention, nothing
terribly bad.....He just wasn't in the groove for Grady's match.  It may
have had something to do with how well Grady was playing;-)

Anyway, I figured since I practiced my heart out with King Kong, he might be
willing to give me a few tips on how to improve my game.  As you would
expect, he looked at me like he did not understand what I had asked and
tried to avoid the question.  He said, "You play real gooood, man".  I would
have no part of that.  He was going to have to tell me how to improve me
game or he was going to have to tell me that he couldn't or wouldn't help
me.  His pride got the best of him and after I asked him for the third or
fourth time, he realized that I as going to take that YPRGM answer and he
said, "You got to play a little better position, you get out of line too
much, not bad but you got to stay more in line, man".  I knew that but am
glad he told me because I know that is an area I am working on.

BTW, I won two matches and lost two matches.  The last match was to a young
lady of about 25 years of age.  She is a local pupil of Wade Crane and
played rather well.  She beat a few other guys.  And don't give me any heat
Doug.  She can beat you head up for the cash.  At least I had to spot her
two games on the wire in a race to nine. (She played well even without the
spot).

But getting back to the finals, King Kong in the quarter finals was looking
a little haggard and I thought we had lost him to the Netherworld.  When he
got to the finals he looked like a machine almost RUNNING from shot to shot.
He apparently had a little reserve in his tank for Rafael (who played
exceptionally well the entire two day tournament.

Other  visitors were Scotty Townsend (lucky SOB) beat me 9-6 in my first
match.  The score really should have been the other way around as I gave him
the first three games, throwing the first game right in his lap.  Both the
second and third games, after running the first seven balls of each rack, I
got STRAIGHT in on the eight (both games) with the nine ball at the other
end of the table and tried to force two shots that you just can't force on
Pro Cut Diamond tables.  Cue in hand both times for Scotty. 3-0 to start
off. No fun.  It got better and so will I.

Jim Spears (Flyboy) didn't play his best matches.  Jack Cooney was there but
I didn't see him play.

Rico Pena of HOuston TX was in action the whole time with other locals.
High rolling Humphrey donated his bread while Casey Kilian decided not to
grace us with his play.  He did come for a little one pocket action of which
he got all he could handle from an old man 76 years old.

No big jelly bean matches until today.  I have to work and now I have to go
home.
Later.
JoeyA

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Tue, 25 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Joey,
Sounds like you had a good time at the Baton Rouge tournament,sorry I
couldn't make it. There wasn't much going on in Tampa on Sat.,
so I took $1,000 to Tampa Bay Downs and left over $800 of it there to
feed the horses. Damn !
 I could have bought a NEW cue or donated it to some deserving 9-ball
sharks. Sunday was a complete bust due to that damned Jerry Markbreit
(the assistant replay official in the booth). That scumbag has cost me
$50,000 in lost bets over the past 25 years and I 'thought' that he had
retired last year or the year before.
He put the final nail in the Bucs drive and I've now made a New Orleans
voodoo doll in his likeness and released a loup garou to hunt him down.
  I'm about ready to return to N.O. and finish my trip from 18 months
ago. How much money should I bring? WHAT ?  Is that your Final answer?

             spot me sumpin'......please,

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

 
 
 

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Post by Joey » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00

I'll let you make your 800 back by playing the girl that beat me.  You
should feel about the same after you play her.  OR, you can bring another
800 and stake me rolling the bones.  OR you can bring the 800 and stake me
against Scotty Townsend.

Or if you really want to gamble, you can get spotted the last two playing me
some nine ball, just because I am a nice guy and like ya.

Man we can try to get that 800 back many different ways.  And one thing you
nor anyone else EVER has to worry about.  I play HARD, don't dump nor do I
use ***.  What a dull pool player that makes me.  But at least you will
have a chance to win your money back.  NO I won't dress up in overalls.  And
that is my final answer.

If my game ever gets to where I am planning it to be, I will hire myself out
to stake horses around the country:  Round trip ticket, $500.00 in advance
(pocket money) and a 60/40 split (stakehorse/player) on the jelly beans.
Can you imagine how much better off the stakehorses would be with a deal
like that?  They would never have to worry about getting dumped.  GEE, that
might be able to go to the bathroom while I shoot.  They might even be able
to go get something to eat.  Now all I have to do is learn how to move my
game to the next level.  Scotty, you got problems.  Get more money and save
enough for some ten year Old Charter.  Hell you don't have to save for it.
When I beat you for the jelly beans, I'll buy you the bottle myself.
JoeyA


Quote:
> Joey,
> Sounds like you had a good time at the Baton Rouge tournament,sorry I
> couldn't make it. There wasn't much going on in Tampa on Sat.,
> so I took $1,000 to Tampa Bay Downs and left over $800 of it there to
> feed the horses. Damn !
>  I could have bought a NEW cue or donated it to some deserving 9-ball
> sharks. Sunday was a complete bust due to that damned Jerry Markbreit
> (the assistant replay official in the booth). That scumbag has cost me
> $50,000 in lost bets over the past 25 years and I 'thought' that he had
> retired last year or the year before.
> He put the final nail in the Bucs drive and I've now made a New Orleans
> voodoo doll in his likeness and released a loup garou to hunt him down.
>   I'm about ready to return to N.O. and finish my trip from 18 months
> ago. How much money should I bring? WHAT ?  Is that your Final answer?

>              spot me sumpin'......please,

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


 
 
 

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Post by Darwin Cleg » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Joey,
   Did the young the girl that beat you look very nice, sweet smile,long
brown hair and work there part time?  If she matches this description, it
was probably Carmen.  The amazing thing is that she has an identical twin
sister named Carla, that plays about the same speed if not just a shade
under Carmen.  The easiest way to tell them apart from a distance is that
one shoots right handed, and the other shoots left handed.  If Doug is like
most red-***ed American males...then I think he can be distracted from
winning also...if you know what I mean!  Carmen and I used to shoot a lot
back at Lambert's a year or so ago.  I haven't shot her lately since she's
been working with Wade!  I used to be a shade ahead of her until one day
while playing at Clicks, she hiked up her shorts to shark me.  It worked!
I've never been able to play her tough since then......!   8-)    8-)

      Darwin  8-)   >  Nice looking girls in shorts playing pool........It's
just not fair!


Quote:
> I'll let you make your 800 back by playing the girl that beat me.  You
> should feel about the same after you play her.  OR, you can bring another
> 800 and stake me rolling the bones.  OR you can bring the 800 and stake me
> against Scotty Townsend.

 
 
 

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Post by Joey » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00

It was Carmen, but I didn't notice her (BLUSH) exceptional good looks, and
if Doug would play her we would have to put those hooded eye covers that the
race horses wear to give him half a chance.
To be honest, I had to REALLY focus on the table as it was hard to keep my
eyes off of her.  She was very nice and used her feminine grace with style
and charm.  I'LL NEVER PLAY HER AGAIN unless I wear blinders and ear muffs
;-)  After the match will be a different story.

Did EXXX move you?  So where are you located now?
JoeyA


Quote:
> Joey,
>    Did the young the girl that beat you look very nice, sweet smile,long
> brown hair and work there part time?  If she matches this description, it
> was probably Carmen.  The amazing thing is that she has an identical twin
> sister named Carla, that plays about the same speed if not just a shade
> under Carmen.  The easiest way to tell them apart from a distance is that
> one shoots right handed, and the other shoots left handed.  If Doug is
like
> most red-***ed American males...then I think he can be distracted from
> winning also...if you know what I mean!  Carmen and I used to shoot a lot
> back at Lambert's a year or so ago.  I haven't shot her lately since she's
> been working with Wade!  I used to be a shade ahead of her until one day
> while playing at Clicks, she hiked up her shorts to shark me.  It worked!
> I've never been able to play her tough since then......!   8-)    8-)

>       Darwin  8-)   >  Nice looking girls in shorts playing
pool........It's
> just not fair!



> > I'll let you make your 800 back by playing the girl that beat me.  You
> > should feel about the same after you play her.  OR, you can bring
another
> > 800 and stake me rolling the bones.  OR you can bring the 800 and stake
me
> > against Scotty Townsend.

 
 
 

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Post by Darwin Cleg » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00

    I'm still in Baton Rouge!  We had our 8 ball BCA City tourney going the
same time as the 9 ball tourney at Bayou Billiards (Mugsy's) so I couldn't
go watch.  We kicked ***the first match and won 13-1. We lost our 2nd
match to last sessions 1st place team 10-8.  I won 2 games and lost 1 to
John Featherkile, (John's one hell of a bar box player) but my buddies let
me down!  We were up 5 to 1 and fell apart!  We won another match 10-3.
Then I showed up sick as a dog on Sunday and beat Featherkile, but lost to
two lesser players.   We got knocked out and I went home and missed two days
work with flu.
     I play out of a bar called Mr. G's just 3 doors to the right of Bayou
Billiards on Wednesday nights.  Last Wednesday nights match went real fast
since we played a weaker team (we won 22 to 3 and I went 5-0) so I went next
door to see what was going on.  James Waldon was still there playing Fly 10
ahead one hole for big Jelly beans. (James was ahead when I left).  Cooney
was just knocking them around and Wade was watching.  Not much else going on
so I went for sleep!
   Darwin   8-)


Quote:
> It was Carmen, but I didn't notice her (BLUSH) exceptional good looks, and
> if Doug would play her we would have to put those hooded eye covers that
the
> race horses wear to give him half a chance.
> To be honest, I had to REALLY focus on the table as it was hard to keep my
> eyes off of her.  She was very nice and used her feminine grace with style
> and charm.  I'LL NEVER PLAY HER AGAIN unless I wear blinders and ear muffs
> ;-)  After the match will be a different story.

> Did EXXX move you?  So where are you located now?
> JoeyA