View Full Version : 8-ball For 10 Cases Of Beer

11-23-2005, 10:40 AM
What's the most unique thing(s) you've wagered a game of pool on? I once played for beer in college once, a frat brother's father was a liquor store owner and this guy was high on himself so we eventually played where we were shooting one game of 8-ball for 10 cases. You have stories???sid

11-23-2005, 01:27 PM
In 1979 I beat a young man out of $500 in about an hour. Then he wanted to play double or nothing. So I did and he lost again. This time he informed me he had no more money on him.

Long story short. He was a famous jeweler. He made my wife a birthstone ring. Mine, Karen's and the four kids. She still cherishes the ring, he's been a good friend now for years. Never picked up a cue since. Said he learned his lesson....randyg

11-23-2005, 01:41 PM
I was young, she was young, we were both unmarried.... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


11-23-2005, 02:58 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> I was young, she was young, we were both unmarried.... <hr /></blockquote>So you both won! /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Been there, done that! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

11-23-2005, 11:12 PM
shot a game for a pair of george jones concert tickets years ago......won 'em , too

11-24-2005, 07:48 PM
I know this is a pool site, but most of my stories are from bowling. And they're old, too. One day in Dallas, at Hap Morse's Young Street Lanes, I shot an eight game match across sixteen lanes for a cheeseburger and a milkshake. I believe I lost . . .

11-27-2005, 08:45 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> I was young, she was young, we were both unmarried.... <hr /></blockquote>So you both won! /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
<font color="blue"> Yep... </font color>
Been there, done that! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif <hr /></blockquote>

God, Spetty, I miss my Texas buddies!!!!!

have fun in Florida, who's your money on?

12-01-2005, 07:13 AM
Vapros, This is my bowling story, Dobber the fellow that I traveled with in the late 60s. In the early 60s he traveled with a 16 yr old bowler from Poughkepsie named Dewey Blair. When Dewey gave him the nod he would escalate the bets. Dewey would bowl nothing but 300s from then on.

They were at the Paramus Lanes,Paramus NJ while the Eastern States League was bowling. Dewey was down at the other end of the lanes practicing and all the spectators were there watching him bowl.

We would always kid Dobber about how good Dewey was. I was playing Charlie "the Bear" in the Bronx when a fellow walked by him and recognized him from the bowling matches at Mid-Town Lanes. They passed comments and Dobber said tell them how good was Dewey Blair. He said he never saw a better bowler, he was never out of the Pocket. He didn't let up on the ride home on how good was Dewey. We couldn't kid him any more.####

Deweys bowling got cut short by the Viet Nam War.

12-01-2005, 10:40 PM
Dick, I don't recognize the names you mentioned, but I would point out here that you must mean that Dewey rolled nothing but '200' games after raising the bet. Just a typo, I'm sure. Everybody was hitting the pocket in the 60s, after the ABC relaxed their regs for application of the lane dressing. It changed the game forever.

12-10-2005, 07:10 PM
Played a guy at "Winners Choice" Casino in Louisiana. Had him for $100 after he said double or nothing I had him to $200. Thats when he told me he had forgotten his wallet at home. Anyway, he went out to his car and came back with a mint 50 dollar gold piece. I accepted and we still play I just ask him if he has his wallet.

12-10-2005, 07:58 PM
Played a fellow: winner gets the other players cue.

12-11-2005, 02:39 PM
Vapros that wasn't a typo it was 300s you couldn't beat pros bowling 200s. The fellow in the Bronx said he saw Dewey beat Mike Lomengella for all the money with a 300 game.####