View Full Version : Jimmy Mataya
01-05-2005, 05:11 AM
I was wondering if anyone knows what happended to Jimmy Mataya? I used to see him at all of the professional tournaments and then it was like he fell into a pocket. Anyone see him lately and if so do they know what he is doing in the way of pool?
01-05-2005, 05:49 AM
The only thing I have seen of Jimmy is the commentary he was doing on the ring games. I understand he is not playing much pool now.
01-05-2005, 06:49 AM
Get the December 2004 issue of InsidePool. There is a feature story about Jimmy Mataya in that issue.
If you really want to see him, you can see him at Barley's in Lansing, MI. And yes you can still get action if you want it.
01-05-2005, 02:56 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rich R.:</font><hr> Get the December 2004 issue of InsidePool. There is a feature story about Jimmy Mataya in that issue. <hr /></blockquote>
I thought that was a very good write up on Jimmy. He talks a little about when he decided to quit the game, but I cant remember all the reasons. I know some of it was the fact that it was hard to make money from the tournaments due to the low payouts vs expenses. I believe he also felt he would never get the respect that he felt he deserved.
If you can get your hands on a copy of the mag I think you would enjoy it. For that matter you should go ahead and get a subsciption to Inside Pool and Billiard Digest /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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