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Barbara
09-27-2003, 04:29 PM
Mickey? Anyone?

I can't seem to get to the webcam, either.

Barbara

Rod
09-27-2003, 06:06 PM
That's right, i wana hear about that one too. Didn't Hoppy win that one last year or am I thinking about anoher?

Rod

Barbara
09-27-2003, 06:45 PM
I called Mickey and he put me on through to Pete Sinkler, the eponymous host.

And local pervert. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

But Pete's now a [/i]<font color="blue">NON-SMOKING PERVERT!!!![/i]</font color> and I congratulate him on his accomplishment.

Pete reports on Friday's matches:

Steve Lipsky wins over Danny Barouty
<font color="red">(Steve holds the high run so far at 83!!!!)</font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Bob Maidhof wins over Tom Formando
Allen Hopkins wins over Ben Masoucci

On Saturday so far:

Steve Lipsky wins over John Downie
Jimmy Fusco wins over Jack Colavita
Bob Maidhof wins over Cliff Hatfield
Allen Hopkins wins over Mike Seca

On the winners side:

Jimmy Fusco wins over Steve Lipsky
Bob Maidhof wins over Allen Hopkins

On the 1-loss side:

Danny Barouty wins over Mike Seca
Tom Formando wins over Jack Colavita
Ben Masoucci wins over John Downie
Danny Barouty wins over Cliff Hatfield
Tom Formando wins over Ben Masoucci
Steve Lipsky wins over Danny Barouty

The final four will be tomorrow at noon.

Their webcam is out for a while. They're pool players and not computer geeks like my hubby so they can't fix it themselves like my Pete could do in two seconds. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

BTW, the phone number to D &amp; D Family Billiards is 610-269-6080. Tell Mickey I sent ya!

Barbara~~~taking bets, Maidhof wins... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rod
09-27-2003, 09:30 PM
Barbara,

I think your propositioning a bet! Remember your heavy loss last year? LOL Your odds are much better this year. Good luck to you, you picked up a pointer or two from last year. Your main dude is in the running this year. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Lets hope ole Bob holds out. Will Hoppy make a charge? Who knows , only the shadow knows. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif I need a recap starting tommorrow. I hope Steve does well, I'd like to see him establish himself as a real contender in the group. I think he is getting their attention!

Rod

Rich R.
09-28-2003, 09:04 AM
GO Steve!!!!!

houseman
09-28-2003, 10:32 AM
OK,
We are down to the final 4 players at this years event.

Bob Maidhof vs Jimmy Fusco
Tom Formando VS Steve Lipsky

more to come
the houseman

Barbara
09-28-2003, 10:35 AM
<font color="red">Go Bob!!!!!</font color>

Barbara

houseman
09-28-2003, 12:01 PM
Latest info gang,

Bob Maidhof 150---Jimmy Fusco 24
Steve Lipsky 150---Tom Formando 72

next match at 2:30 pm
Steve Lipsky VS Jimmy Fusco

houseman
09-28-2003, 01:54 PM
SEMI FINALS
Steve Lipsky 150 vs Jimmy Fusco 47
Jimmy Fusco 3rd place

Finals
Bob Maidhof vs Steve Lipsky 200 point match

good luck to the finalist and thanks to all who were interested

the houseman

Barbara
09-28-2003, 02:03 PM
<font color="red">GO BOB!!!</font color>

Barbara

Q-guy
09-28-2003, 02:34 PM
I have been reading this thread with some interest. I have known Bobby since he was a kid coming into the pool room where I worked and later in my room. He always played good straight pool, even when no one else played the game around here. Funny to read his name here, I just got a call from a guy I had not seen in 20 years, who just opened a room and Bobby's name came up. I believe Bobby has been helping him out a little with the room giving advice.

Barbara
09-28-2003, 02:58 PM
Bobby?? BOBBY??? I'm sorry, I can't stop laughing at the notion of calling Maidhof "Bobby"!!! Which I will, of course, next time I see him!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Yeah, and I bet his 14.1 skills escalated when Jimmy Caras decided to roost in his room when Jimmy lived in Drexel Hill.

When I first met "Bobby", it was during a local exhibition match with Jimmy Fusco at Mike Fusco's (no relation) place. Bob drilled Jimmy F. with an 83-and-out run. But it wasn't until after a bunch of low-run innings. I was sitting with Jimmy Caras and Jimmy was critisizing Bob's stroke. He was in "9-ball" stroke and it showed. After an hour of exchanging the low-run innings, Jimmy turned to me and said, "If this was Mosconi and me, we'd have been outta here 45 minutes ago!". Then Bob got into stroke and nailed Jimmy F. with that 83-and-out run.

I've always been impressed with "Bobby's" straight pool skills since then. I won't bet against him.

Barbara~~~heh heh heh ... "Bobby"... heh heh heh... Hey houseman! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

houseman
09-28-2003, 03:45 PM
Steve Lipsky just broke the 85 ball high run of the tournament with a 140

houseman
09-28-2003, 03:48 PM
Steve Lipsky just broke the tournament high run of 83 with a run of 140

Rod
09-28-2003, 04:12 PM
Cool, thanks for the update

houseman
09-28-2003, 04:28 PM
Final results of this great tournament.

Steve Lipsky 200 Bob Maidhof 64

Thanks to all involved and those that covered this post.

Rod
09-28-2003, 04:42 PM
Thanks for your coverage. Congrats to Steve, won the tourney and high run to boot. I think he caught a gear!

Barbara
09-28-2003, 04:44 PM
Holey Schmoley!!!

A 140-ball run by that Lipsky Guy??? Ye-ouch! That has to be a tournament record!!! Okay. so I'll take it out on his wife next weekend if we match up. grrrrrrrr....

And tell "Seagrill Bobby", I'm gonna beat him like a red-headed bastard stepchild next time I see him!! Okay, maybe not, only because I didn't make a bet on him today. But it was close...

Barbara~~~and who's up for next week's Jack Colavita's 14.1 tourny???

beerwolf
09-28-2003, 06:43 PM
I'm planning to be there next week. Maybe Sat., Sunday for sure. I would have bet on Steve but I got the news that he was in the finals a little late. The match might have been nearly over but it would have still been a good bet. I would have given you 100 points.
BW.

Rich R.
09-28-2003, 07:28 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote houseman:</font><hr> Final results of this great tournament.

Steve Lipsky 200 Bob Maidhof 64

Thanks to all involved and those that covered this post. <hr /></blockquote>
Way to go Steve!!!

Too bad the CCB cheering section wasn't there to root you on. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

cheesemouse
09-28-2003, 08:36 PM
Way to go Steve.....140 in the finals...wow

Billy
09-29-2003, 12:38 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cheesemouse:</font><hr> Way to go Steve.....140 in the finals...wow <hr /></blockquote>

yes,a good run along with an accomplished win

a nice addition to your resume'

congratulations,Champ

pooljunkie73
09-29-2003, 02:09 AM
Way to go Steve...140 run kicks ass.

Kent Mc.

Nostroke
09-29-2003, 02:22 AM
Holey Schmoley is right!-Great going Steve! Time to go National- Work on Amsterdam to bring back that USA 9 Ball Championship in 04!

Voodoo Daddy
09-29-2003, 07:13 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> Holey Schmoley!!!

A 140-ball run by that Lipsky Guy??? Ye-ouch! That has to be a tournament record!!! <hr /></blockquote>

Good show young man...nice to see 14.1 lives somewhere in the U.S., CONGRATS!!!

Wally_in_Cincy
09-29-2003, 07:17 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote houseman:</font><hr> Steve Lipsky just broke the tournament high run of 83 with a run of 140 <hr /></blockquote>

/ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif WOW. Somebody found the zone.

Wally~~not Shocked but definitely Awed

Steve Lipsky
09-29-2003, 08:00 AM
Hey everybody... I just want to say thanks for all your support and kind words. They both really mean a lot to me.

It's such a great tournament that D&amp;D puts on, and, really, my head is still spinning. I was very happy with how I played. The worst part was that I had to play my road partner, friend, and mentor Danny Barouty TWICE. I started our first game with an 83, and ended the second game with a 72-and-out when he had 142. Danny is the best, though... he was so complimentary about everything. And that's hard, when a weaker player beats you twice in the same tournament. But that's just how he is.

The finals were a lot of fun. There's just something great about playing on the center table with a lot of spectators, and really feeling like you're in stroke. (When you're not in stroke, it's not as much fun /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.) Anyway, Bob broke, left me tough, and I missed. He ran 43, we traded intentional fouls, and then he played a tough in-the-rack combination on the 10 ball, which he missed.

So I'm down 43 to -2, but I've got a wide open rack. I just started feeling my way around the table, into a stroke, and before I knew it I had a pretty good run going. When I hit about 110, Bob said to me between racks, "Ya know, I'm starting to think I shouldn't have gone for that 10 ball." It was pretty funny. Anyway, I broke the balls when I had 140 (the run was actually 142, because of my minus 2 at the start of the game), and only two balls came out of the rack, without any real chance to get into the rest of them. I tried some ridiculously-thin cut, and missed. That was that. I would've liked to have run a 202-and-out, or at least beat my 177, but I think it's safe to say I'm pretty happy with how everything worked out. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

To Pete Sinkler and Mickey Scott - you guys are simply the best. What a wonderful tournament you always put on. Great tables, great room. Not enough can be said. And thank you so much for the tapes of those two matches; I will obviously treasure them for years to come.

Again, thanks for the nice words everyone. It really means a lot to me!

- Steve

Wally_in_Cincy
09-29-2003, 08:11 AM
If it had been 200 miles from Hamiltucky rather than 600 I would have been there to watch. I've never seen a top-flight 14.1 tourney live.

Mr. Lipsky, you da' man.....

Steve Lipsky
09-29-2003, 08:11 AM
Oh, I forgot to say that Maidhof is such a nice guy and a great competitor. Barbara, you can do a lot worse than idolizing the play of this guy. He plays beautifully, and had nothing but nice things to say after the match. He also caught two terrible rolls in the finals, which is pretty tough to overcome in straight pool.

- Steve

Barbara
09-29-2003, 08:28 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Steve Lipsky:</font><hr>The finals were a lot of fun. There's just something great about playing on the center table with a lot of spectators, and really feeling like you're in stroke. (When you're not in stroke, it's not as much fun .) Anyway, Bob broke, left me tough, and I missed. He ran 43, we traded intentional fouls, and then he played a tough in-the-rack combination on the 10 ball, which he missed.

So I'm down 43 to -2, but I've got a wide open rack. I just started feeling my way around the table, into a stroke, and before I knew it I had a pretty good run going. When I hit about 110, Bob said to me between racks, "Ya know, I'm starting to think I shouldn't have gone for that 10 ball." <hr /></blockquote>

You gotta love "Seagrill Bobby's" sense of humor!

Congrats Steve!

Barbara~~~can't stop laughing at that name... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Barbara
09-29-2003, 08:31 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Steve Lipsky:</font><hr> Oh, I forgot to say that Maidhof is such a nice guy and a great competitor. Barbara, you can do a lot worse than idolizing the play of this guy. He plays beautifully, and had nothing but nice things to say after the match. He also caught two terrible rolls in the finals, which is pretty tough to overcome in straight pool.

- Steve <hr /></blockquote>

You got that right! He is a class act!

Barbara

Aboo
09-29-2003, 09:27 AM
"When I hit about 110, Bob said to me between racks, "Ya know, I'm starting to think I shouldn't have gone for that 10 ball." "

LOL - Now that is class /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Sounds like you had a good time doc, congratulations on the win /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

14.1 is pool art at it's finest.

Eric.
09-29-2003, 09:46 AM
As usual, I'm late on this...

Nice win, Steve-O!! Thanks to the Internet, looks like you'll have an even harder time getting a 14.1 match-up! Let me know when you are feeling like giving some pointers, I'll bring my notebook.

Congrats!

Eric

SPetty
09-29-2003, 10:54 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Steve Lipsky:</font><hr> And thank you so much for the tapes of those two matches; I will obviously treasure them for years to come.<hr /></blockquote>Hi Steve,

I bid $35 for those tapes... /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

To echo what's already been said, great job! If Barbara had offered a wager, I'd have bet on you and won the nuts again! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

MarkUrsel
09-29-2003, 11:31 AM
Congratulations Steve! I wish I had seen the matches with Danny - it's always fun watching two masters practicing their craft.

So what's the secret to your game? Valium? Wrap? No wrap? Schon? Wood joint? Predator shaft? Cuetec? Limb Saver? Levitra? Sharking? Meucci? Gummi Bears?? WHAT IS IT???

Actually, I know you, and in your case, it's: talent, dedication, practice, hard work, dignity and class. Congrats again!

-- Mark &lt;-- thinks it might be the gummi bears

PooPooPlatter
09-29-2003, 05:18 PM
Congratulations Steve,not only are you the hottest thing on two legs but you can play a damn good game of pool as well.
If you were single we'd be tucked up in bed with a nice cup of tea,watching Accustats. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Rod
09-29-2003, 05:43 PM
[ QUOTE ]
The finals were a lot of fun. There's just something great about playing on the center table with a lot of spectators, and really feeling like you're in stroke. <hr /></blockquote>

Hi Steve,

Yes there is nothing quite like it IMO. I think you caught a gear, 142 is a great run! I'd say you were prepared. Getting a couple of tapes on top of all that is a real bonus. Not to worry on that 202, you'll cover that next year. Really great playing Steve, your hard work and attitude for this game is shining through.

Rod

9 Ball Girl
09-29-2003, 07:35 PM
Gina?

Nah just kidding. Way to go Steve! Congrats!

Wendy~~~lets not go where there's a hurricane, ok?

cueball1950
09-29-2003, 07:49 PM
Hey Steve....congrats. now will you play in mike's rochester event. i won't go unless you do...lol...keep em stroking young man............................mike

Qtec
09-30-2003, 12:58 AM
Well done Steve, excellent run and WHAT a time to do it!
I bet that made you feel good.

Its always tough to play a friend, but when you step up to that table, its dog eat dog baby. Do unto him before he does it to you. Thats the game. Just because he is 'better'[ I dont understand this ] doesnt mean he is going to or deserves to win.

Maybe you are 'better' than you think you are.

Keep it up.

Qtec

CarolNYC
09-30-2003, 03:19 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Steve,
Danny called me yesterday and filled me in-WAY TO GO!
Carol~DING!DING!DING!:):):):):):):) /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Gerry
09-30-2003, 05:36 AM
Hi Mick!,
Also Hey to anyone that remembers me:). It's killing me reading all the great posts from D&amp;D. Sounds like another great 14.1 tourny Mick......congrats to Steve, I know how tough Bob M is...He put a 126 on me a couple of years ago at that tourny!. I dropped out of the pool world when we moved down to Fl. but I've had enough!. The house is for sale , and we're moving back up North, how much sun and nice weather can one pool player endure! I broke out all my 14.1/1-hole vids and I'm dusting off the cue to get ready for next years event at D-town....Hey someones gotta get pounded right?:). Later...G

Steve Lipsky
09-30-2003, 07:45 AM
Thanks guys, again, for all the congrats! It's like I get to win the tournament again when I read everyone's posts! Seriously, this has been a very special thread to me.

Now... as Barbara asked earlier, who's going to Jack's NJ State Championship this weekend?

- Steve

houseman
09-30-2003, 09:52 AM
G-man,
Welcome back, I heard you guys were coming back to penna.
What a great tournament, even Cornbread Cliff and Palmer John got in the tournament.
I told everyone Cliff was walking on 3rd avenue in Coatesville and looked down and found his heart and entered the tournament, im proud of both him and John.
Practice up cause next year will be here before ya know it.

the houseman

Gerry
09-30-2003, 03:59 PM
Hey Mick,
It's all happening pretty fast here!. We just signed an agreement on a house this afternoon in Douglassville. It's pretty much in the same area we used to live in. I can't wait to get back on the tables. Settlement is in a month, and we should be back for the holidays. Talk to you guys soon,.....Miss &amp; Ger

P.S. Tell Pete we said Hi, and all the guys at teh room!:)

Qtec
10-01-2003, 09:35 AM
Steve, you're famous. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

http://www.azbilliards.com/playerpics/lipsky10.jpg

Q

Steve Lipsky
10-01-2003, 10:07 AM
Hey Qtec,

When it rains it pours, I guess. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

As for being famous, it's not likely. When I play in the US Open and Scott Smith announces my name, I get about 6 claps, and they're all from the CCBers. Yet another reason to love the CCB, baby! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

- Steve

Qtec
10-01-2003, 10:14 AM
You have to start somewhere. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Q

Kato
10-01-2003, 12:45 PM
Hey, I know that guy!!!!!!!!!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Really bang up job Steve.

Kato~~~has happily clapped for Steve Lipsky