Border battle results

Border battle results

Post by Thierry Layan » Sat, 05 Jul 2003 23:33:22


Looks like the 2003 Border battle will be once again and all american
victory. This year the US team has Earl Strickland, Corey Deuel, Johnny
Archer and Nick Varner, the Canadian team, being Alex Pagulayan, Alain
Martel, John Horsfall and Cliff Thorburn.
It's a race to 6 and already the US were leading 5-1 last night so today
could be a very short day. Let's just say the Canadian players haven't been
amazing up to now. The event will be televised by TSN.
Right after the event, will be held the Molson Cup 2003 with eight players
competing for a prize of 10000$. In the best matchup Alex will face Johnny
Archer, then Alain Martel will play against Martin Daigle, Ronni Wiseman
against a young kid from Ontario (sorry don't remember his name!) and Luc
Salvas will face Mario Morra.
I'll post the final results tomorrow night.

Thierry Layani
www.layanicues.com

 
 
 

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Post by David Malo » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 23:08:51

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:33:22 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

Quote:

>I'll post the final results tomorrow night.

Thierry? I'm interested in hearing what happened.

(Why can't they televise these things live instead of a couple of
months or even years after they happen? For example, I watched parts
of the 2002 Mosconi Cup on TV last night and, while I appreciate any
pool at all on TV, this is ancient hisrtory.)

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by Thierry Layan » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 23:53:13

Sorry,
I guess the lack of e***ment made me forget about it. Well our fellow
Canadians fought it back to 5-4 but Archer nailed Martel 5-0 for the US
second win in a row. Overall it was not that exciting especially because we
had to wait about 5 to 10 minutes between each rack for technical reasons.
Hopefully it will be better on TV than live. The pool playing in itself
wasn't that great either. Actually the only player really worth watching was
Archer, especially in his match with Alex for the Molson Cup. Now that was a
great match. Archer is really in great shape and Alex was also playing some
strong pool. Archer took the lead 8-4 and missed and easy 8-ball for the win
which saw Alex came back with a few miracles to tie the game at 8-8. In the
last game Alex made a doubtful safe and Archer kicked the 2 ball in the
corner and ran out. That was an exciting match because both players were
playing awesome making only 2 mistakes each in the whole match. Archer went
on to win the Molson Cup. No surprise there. Watch him in cardiff.
That's my story of the weekend. No poetry here!

Thierry Layani



Quote:
> On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:33:22 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

> >I'll post the final results tomorrow night.

> Thierry? I'm interested in hearing what happened.

> (Why can't they televise these things live instead of a couple of
> months or even years after they happen? For example, I watched parts
> of the 2002 Mosconi Cup on TV last night and, while I appreciate any
> pool at all on TV, this is ancient hisrtory.)

> David "The Hamster" Malone


 
 
 

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Post by David Malo » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 00:39:22

On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 10:53:13 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

Quote:

>snipped useful summary of the results...
>Actually the only player really worth watching was
>Archer, especially in his match with Alex for the Molson Cup.
>Archer went on to win the Molson Cup. No surprise there.
>Watch him in cardiff.

I already mentioned I wanted to get Johnny in Jimbo's Cardiff draw...
please?

Quote:
>That's my story of the weekend. No poetry here!

How about a few quatrains in French, Thierry?

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by Thierry Layan » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 01:50:19

Here it goes...
maintenant que le bon billard se fait rare,
les joueurs se ramassent au bar tous les soirs.
Autour d'un verre, ils balancent leur galre,
comme si ce qu'ils disaient tait d'un quelconque intrt.

My french poetic contribution. Now figure out what it means.

Thierry Layani



Quote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 10:53:13 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

> >snipped useful summary of the results...

> >Actually the only player really worth watching was
> >Archer, especially in his match with Alex for the Molson Cup.
> >Archer went on to win the Molson Cup. No surprise there.
> >Watch him in cardiff.

> I already mentioned I wanted to get Johnny in Jimbo's Cardiff draw...
> please?

> >That's my story of the weekend. No poetry here!

> How about a few quatrains in French, Thierry?

> David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by David Malo » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 02:36:39

On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 12:50:19 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

Quote:

>maintenant que le bon billard se fait rare,
>les joueurs se ramassent au bar tous les soirs.
>Autour d'un verre, ils balancent leur galre,
>comme si ce qu'ils disaient tait d'un quelconque intrt.

>My french poetic contribution. Now figure out what it means.

Schoolboy French...

Now that good billiards is rare,
The players go to the bar every evening
Around a glass, they balance (?) their galre (?)
As if what they said was of an any interest to anyone.  

What's a galre?

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by Thierry Layan » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 03:22:34

"balance leur galre"
"they toss out their little stories and ideas". I thought you should have
guessed that one, by the time you've been hangin' around here!

Thierry Layani



Quote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 12:50:19 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

> >maintenant que le bon billard se fait rare,
> >les joueurs se ramassent au bar tous les soirs.
> >Autour d'un verre, ils balancent leur galre,
> >comme si ce qu'ils disaient tait d'un quelconque intrt.

> >My french poetic contribution. Now figure out what it means.

> Schoolboy French...

> Now that good billiards is rare,
> The players go to the bar every evening
> Around a glass, they balance (?) their galre (?)
> As if what they said was of an any interest to anyone.

> What's a galre?

> David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by David Malo » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 03:50:17

On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 14:22:34 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

Quote:

>"balance leur galre"
>"they toss out their little stories and ideas". I thought you should have
>guessed that one, by the time you've been hangin' around here!

I figured something like that but didn't want to guess...

I truly envy people like yourself who speak more than one language
fluently. My (awfully English) parents thought there was no need for
any language other than English and that everyone else (yep, them damn
furriners too) should learn to speak it if they want to be
understood... They did visit Europe on occasion but thought that if
they spoke English loudly and slo-o-o-wly they would be able to
communicate. Apparently it worked.

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Henderso » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 04:17:23


Quote:
> I truly envy people like yourself who speak more than one language
> fluently. My (awfully English) parents thought there was no need for
> any language other than English and that everyone else (yep, them damn
> furriners too) should learn to speak it if they want to be
> understood... They did visit Europe on occasion but thought that if
> they spoke English loudly and slo-o-o-wly they would be able to
> communicate. Apparently it worked.

Personally, I think the reason people speak loud and slow is so that someone
across the room may come to the rescue.  :)
 
 
 

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Post by Thierry Layan » Thu, 10 Jul 2003 05:01:07

You'd be interested to know that I also speak Danish. Actually I use to
speak danish because I was studying a danish author while doing my Ph.D. But
finally I gave up because I didn't have the chance to speak with anyone here
in Montreal. In most european countries (apart from England it seems?)
people learn a second language, I guess it's part of their culture to open
themselves to other culture. I find learning another language widens your
horizons of thought and allows you to "penetrate from the inside" another
culture. Or else you feel like a complete stranger to that other culture. I
think it helps you integrate that part of another culture that you cannot
necessarily understand from the outside. But it only helps... it's sometimes
hard to understand one's own culture!

Thierry Layani



Quote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 14:22:34 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

> >"balance leur galre"
> >"they toss out their little stories and ideas". I thought you should have
> >guessed that one, by the time you've been hangin' around here!

> I figured something like that but didn't want to guess...

> I truly envy people like yourself who speak more than one language
> fluently. My (awfully English) parents thought there was no need for
> any language other than English and that everyone else (yep, them damn
> furriners too) should learn to speak it if they want to be
> understood... They did visit Europe on occasion but thought that if
> they spoke English loudly and slo-o-o-wly they would be able to
> communicate. Apparently it worked.

> David "The Hamster" Malone