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sack316
10-24-2003, 03:05 AM
There's so many good tricks and hustles out there, I was just curious about some of my fellow CCBers favorites. I guess a few of mine are the good ol' "I bet you don't get another shot this game" in 8 ball when you have an impossible run out and you simply knock the 8 in and lose, but yet they didn't get another shot. And of course rolling the cue ball under the stick laid across the table is always fun. What are some of yours?

Ralph S.
10-24-2003, 03:25 AM
I can see the disco jokes coming already. /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

sack316
10-24-2003, 03:30 AM
oops, should have thought about that one before I posted. Oh well, it's going on 5 in the morning here, I'm not supposed to be all that sharp at this hour

Fred Agnir
10-24-2003, 08:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ralph S.:</font><hr> I can see the disco jokes coming already. /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Great minds:

Best Hustle (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=hustle+bus+stop+author:fred&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie= UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;selm=36cd7f3d.6540477%40news.earthlink.net&amp;rnum= 1)

Favorite Hustle (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=hustle+bus+stop+author:fred&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie= UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;selm=5447edcf.0202060631.5e940c90%40posting.goog le.com&amp;rnum=2)

Fred &lt;~~~ burn, baby, burn

#### leonard
10-24-2003, 08:58 AM
MY favorite hustle was engineered by a distinguished looking gentleman from Syracuse named Dempsey who went into a poolroom in Geneva Ny with a picture of Unemployed Floyd, he showed the picture around the room telling everyone he was a Dr. from the state mental hosp and his wealthy patient was missing but he fancied himself as a pool hustler. If he came to please give him a call. The scam was set the next day Unemployed Floyd showed up and cleaned out the poolroom with out one call to Dr. Dempsey.####

UWPoolGod
10-24-2003, 09:03 AM
At college regionals there was this 15 year old kid hanging around..pretty good shooter...who wanted to hustle and play everyone for money with a spot. One that he took my friends for was put one ball in the jaws of every pocket. And tell bet the guy he can't get all the balls off the table in 6 shots or less. Sounds easy they are all in the pocket. Well one friend miscues (somehow) and misses one of them so he pays the money. Another friend tried it and shot them all in in 6 shots and the kid said he lost because the cueball was still on the table...you have to jump it off on your last shot..to get all the balls off the table. I saw it but didn't say anything to my friend...call it a learning lesson.

"No, I just paid $5000 for your shot..now its my shot" PHJ

Iowashark
10-24-2003, 09:26 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Fred Agnir:</font><hr> Best Hustle (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=hustle+bus+stop+author:fred&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie= UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;selm=36cd7f3d.6540477%40news.earthlink.net&amp;rnum= 1)

Favorite Hustle (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=hustle+bus+stop+author:fred&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie= UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;selm=5447edcf.0202060631.5e940c90%40posting.goog le.com&amp;rnum=2)

Fred &lt;~~~ burn, baby, burn <hr /></blockquote>


Maybe I missed something, but what exactly is the Bus Stop?

I checked both posts, but you never explained it. Maybe it's so popular that for most people it would need no explanation, but I must be an exception.

Please ellaborate.

Dave

Fred Agnir
10-24-2003, 09:53 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Iowashark:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Fred Agnir:</font><hr> Best Hustle (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=hustle+bus+stop+author:fred&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie= UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;selm=36cd7f3d.6540477%40news.earthlink.net&amp;rnum= 1)

Favorite Hustle (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=hustle+bus+stop+author:fred&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie= UTF-8&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;selm=5447edcf.0202060631.5e940c90%40posting.goog le.com&amp;rnum=2)

Fred &lt;~~~ burn, baby, burn <hr /></blockquote>


Maybe I missed something, but what exactly is the Bus Stop?

I checked both posts, but you never explained it. Maybe it's so popular that for most people it would need no explanation, but I must be an exception.

Please ellaborate.

Dave <hr /></blockquote>Har har. The "Bus Stop" was one of the line dances during the disco years. It would be classified in dances under "Hustles" or "Disco."

The Bus Stop or a variation of it was made famous in the movie, "Saturday Night Fever." No surprise.

Fred &lt;~~~ that hurt just typing it

UWPoolGod
10-24-2003, 11:27 AM
LOL I figured someone would have to come out with a dance of some sort. HEHEHE

By the way........GO MARLINS!!! LOL

Eric.
10-24-2003, 12:45 PM
LOL! That's a good one ####.

I guess it's the old saying;

You can't get conned if you aren't trying to con someone else.



Eric

hondo
10-24-2003, 12:45 PM
I answered this same question on AZ a while
back &amp; Blud came on &amp; said anybody who appreciated
hustlers was a lowlife. This set off days of
namecalling by various people. So pardon me if
I'm a little gunshy.

Anonamus
10-24-2003, 01:56 PM
Walk into a PH/bar with a buddy that doesn't shoot as well as you. Only bring one cue. Right before you go in hand your cue to your buddy and go get on a table. Let your buddy beat you bad with your own cue. Now when your buddy gets a game sit down and watch. Make it look like your impressed with all the better shots. Your buddy doesn't have to lose but if he does win he should keep it close. Now when your friend is done the fish will ask you if you want to play. Tell him you're not that good that you just came in to watch your buddy shoot. Let him press it and then ask for a spot. Now you can borrow your cue from your buddy and beat the fish with it. BTW, try to make it look like your just lucky. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

UWPoolGod
10-24-2003, 02:15 PM
Was in my local bar playing with a house cue...random cause I usually bring mine. A guy came up, cigarette hangin out of his mouth, and asked if I wanted to play. We played a few and he preceded to try and teach me how to play pool on each shot."See, this is what I am going to do""Gonna set up for this one next", "you see"..so I was like "Ohhh yeahhh, great idea, man I wouldn't have thought of that" So he looked all impressed in his knowledge, basking in his ignorance.

Then he asked if I wanted to play for $5...reluctantly *wink wink* I said okay. I barely won...magically leaving him bank shots when he was down to a few. And picked that game off and he wanted to play again. Amazingly he changed his tone to serious now...but I still was chipper and won again. Now he is pissed and I see he wants to quit so I ask him if he wants to play for the $10 to give hima chance to get it back. He obliges and this time I leave him with 3 or 4 left on the table. Now he is super pissed and wants to play for $40 so I was okay, put the money on the table. We did, he racked, I broke and ran the rack, collected the money, put the cue on the wall, told him I was leaving and walked out the door, watching my back so I didn't get stabbed.

Serves him right for walking into my house and assuming that I didn't know how to play.

Steve Lipsky
10-24-2003, 03:41 PM
This reminds me of a night a bunch of us went out to a local bar on a Friday night. This was in, I think, July or August of 2001.

There was an obnoxious idiot at the bar table, trying to impress some girl. It was pretty empty in the place, as I recall, so the few locals that were in there were watching the pool table.

Any of us could've whipped this boy around a little bit, but we decided to go all the way. So we sicced Mika on him.

When we later told him that he was playing the current World Pool Champion, I think he may have peed himself.

- Steve

Cueless Joey
10-24-2003, 03:53 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Steve Lipsky:</font><hr> This reminds me of a night a bunch of us went out to a local bar on a Friday night. This was in, I think, July or August of 2001.

There was an obnoxious idiot at the bar table, trying to impress some girl. It was pretty empty in the place, as I recall, so the few locals that were in there were watching the pool table.

Any of us could've whipped this boy around a little bit, but we decided to go all the way. So we sicced Mika on him.

When we later told him that he was playing the current World Pool Champion, I think he may have peed himself.

- Steve <hr /></blockquote>
Ahahahaha!!!! Classic! Classic!
It happened to Efren too. Efren was staying at a hotel casino in Compton, Cali. He went down to a bar. There was a table there. Efren starts pushing balls. One fool aproached Efren for a game. Efren left with $275. Efren was laughing telling the story. Can you imagine if the fool saw Efren on tv later on? Jeesh, a 3-time 8-ball champ beat him.

UWPoolGod
10-24-2003, 04:01 PM
Man that's great. Can you imagine? I think about that stuff all the time walking down the street or driving in traffic. Looking at the people you pass every day. A lot of them have certain areas of things that they are great/the best at. Could be woodworking, painting, etc. And you will never know until that chance encounter when youe ego gets the best of you and you think you are the best and they hand you your hat and you are dumbfounded.

That is super cool though. Wish I could see the look on his face LOL.

ras314
10-24-2003, 05:08 PM
Only hustle I ever tried was spoting 6 balls in 8 ball. Deal was I break and pick up all but one of his balls. Good for a beer or two, but well known and kinda stupid.

Uglyiest hustle I ran across was in a bar where I was a stranger. Got in a $5 8 ball game, guy was the better player but couldn't seem to make the 8. Seemed odd so I wallowed the 8 too, just for the heck of it. Crowd got ugly after a few rounds of that. Turns out his buddys had side bets on me. Needless to say I got the heck out of there.

Robert Pirrazzi
10-24-2003, 05:33 PM
That's sort of like a funny story I remember. around 1997 the actor Michael Vartan from the show Alias comes in to the poolroom. He's roughly a B player, and he asks the manager if anyone gambles arond here. The manager says that George over there will gamble (George being George Sansouci). So, Ginky drills him, naturally. A few days later Vartan comes back and says how shocked he was to be flipping through the channels late at night and sees Ginky playing on ESPN!

Steve Lipsky
10-24-2003, 06:49 PM
Bob, that's great! Look what I just pulled off the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com):

<font color="blue"> [Vartan] wanted to be a professional pool player before deciding to act instead.</font color>

Now that he's probably a millionaire, I think he owes George a gapper for thwarting his pool dreams. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

- Steve

dg-in-centralpa
10-24-2003, 08:13 PM
I used to belong to a club years ago where my pool team shot. The owner was a real A$$. He kept needling me about shots I would make, banks,caroms, etc. He kept thinking I got lucky. I offered to play him 8 ball, race to 10 and I would spot him 8 games, for $100. He refused, even though he only had to win 2 games.

DG - not much hustling gets done in Lebanon,PA

Robert Pirrazzi
10-25-2003, 01:30 AM
Steve, the funny thing about Vartan is that when he started hanging around ABC west, he told us he was an actor and that he was making a film with Natascha Henstridge (which came out a few years later) we all rolled our eyes like he was full of it. Well he showed us! He's a really nice guy by the way. Bob

Gerry
10-26-2003, 06:10 AM
Here's one that happened to me while working at The Cue Corner in Pa. years ago. I came in to work and the strongest player in the room Andy was locked up with a guy I have never seen. They are playing $100 races to 5 I think it was. So never seeing Andy loose I get some side action for $10 a race with player B, giving up 1 game a set. They played all day and I end up 2 races ahead, and damn lucky to get that, because this guy plays friggin lights out. So later on I'm getting ready to close, cleaning the tables, and banging some balls around, when this real wierd dude asks me to play some $5 nineball. I say sure I got about an hour til closing, what the hell. So after about 3 minutes I'm down 6 racks, this guy never makes eye contact, is talking to himself the whole time like some deranged loony, yet never missed shape or a ball!!.getting ready to rack AGAIN, and thinking who the hell is this guy?....the guy starts unscrewing his cue!....I turn around and Andy is walking in shaking his head laughing. He comes up to me saying what the hell are you doing playing Jimmy Matts?!(the guy he was locked up with earlier....player B). I'm like ...huh?....no way!...Here the guy went and got all his hair cut off, like a crew cut, had all ratty clothes on, and I never recognised him!!!Jimmy knows he's busted, So I pay him $30 beans and pick up the time, and he goes along his merry way. I never got out so easy on a loosing game!....thanx Andy!......Gerry