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07-17-2002, 11:16 PM
Just wondering: Who are the best players in New York City apart from Mika Ginky Tony Steve Lipsky and Danny Barouty?


07-17-2002, 11:26 PM
Chris Lynch has got to be on the list, Flaco, the Russian? not sure, Hernandez, lots of new ones I don't know about, lots of old ones now gone.

Voodoo Daddy
07-17-2002, 11:48 PM
Is Flaco a dark skinned man from the Dominican Republic? If its the same one {I'm sure there are 37,536 Flaco's} his game is real solid.

07-18-2002, 12:07 AM
Not particularly dark-skinned that I noticed, but I pay scant attention to that so I could be wrong. The Flaco I'm refering to is tall and thin, always wears a hat (baseball in summer, knit cap in winter). His real name is Tony Rodriguez, and yeah, he's real solid. Nice gentleman, at least to me.

Voodoo Daddy
07-18-2002, 12:09 AM
Not the same guy...I have heard of your Flaco... 2 down, 37,450 to go!!

07-18-2002, 12:25 AM
The BEST? Although living in CT but plays mostly in NYC, new comer Ronnie "Calamba" Alcano. Calibre? Like Busta and Reyes.

07-18-2002, 03:37 AM
Al Lapena, Jose Parica,Jonathon Smith are a few more you can add to the list!:)

07-18-2002, 07:22 AM
I'd also add Nick Schulman, who was just moved up to the Open Class and is not yet 18. Gary Sofizade, Carlos Luna, Jason Kane and Rolando of ABCW is a great player who doesn't play so much anymore.
Flaco is from PR by the way...

07-18-2002, 07:26 AM
Steve Lipsky is a low D player. Don't let him fool you


07-18-2002, 07:28 AM
How could you possibly leave me off this list.. Im baffled /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

07-18-2002, 07:57 AM
Whassup Carol!

I think the list can run pretty long if you think about all the players in the general area! I know there's plenty of guys from NJ and CT that all make the rounds. I think you mentioned Lapena, don't forget Dan "Fat Danny" Basavich(before he was Kid D) Teddy Garrahan, Johnny Erv and Jack Colavita too.

Eric >still workin on the 2 ball run

9 Ball Girl
07-18-2002, 08:05 AM
And...Frankie Hernandez, Flaco Rodgriguez, Scott Richardson...just to name a few more.

9 Ball Girl
07-18-2002, 08:19 AM
There is 1 Dominican dude that I know. They call him "El Burrito" (the Donkey) and he is REALLY good. He's played in the tourneys at Balukas' place and he's beaten Gerda and Jean. What a sweet stroke! I think he's more into hustlin' though. Not sure.

07-18-2002, 08:26 AM
Jeeze, you win one tournament..../ccboard/images/icons/wink.gif !!!

07-18-2002, 08:35 AM
I thought he was Puerto Rican. He is really good though. He started coming by Queens area about a year ago and cleaned up pretty good. I heard he beat Danny Barouty too.

9 Ball Girl
07-18-2002, 08:39 AM
He's definitely Dominican. When he used to show up at Hall of Fame Billiards he used to come with his entourage. I used to have a ball talking to all of them. Burrito (I think his name is Juan) use to tell me that it's nice to see a "compatriota" (fellow Dominican) playing too.

07-18-2002, 12:16 PM
I guess you can mention Cisco Diaz too.


07-18-2002, 12:46 PM
Nope. Not talking. So where are you from and who are you spying for?

07-19-2002, 04:40 AM
Cisco lives in detroit doesn't he?

07-19-2002, 08:13 AM
I'm not sure, Nostroke. I do know he has made the rounds from last fall through this spring.


07-19-2002, 08:18 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Fran Crimi:</font><hr> Nope. Not talking. So where are you from and who are you spying for? <hr></blockquote>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;Too Funny Fran! We've both obviously seen this before. Now it's use the internet for PH intel. Gawd, I love this board. ****Lester****

Chris Cass
07-19-2002, 08:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JasonG NYC:</font><hr> Steve Lipsky is a low D player. Don't let him fool you

J-- <hr></blockquote>

Hey Jason,

I know what you mean, "Devistating." So, how much of his action are you getting? hahahaha Nice try Champ.


C.C.~~knows better. low "D", paaleeeese.....LOL