Friday, September 25, 2009


Check out the article in The Tech about the Ultimate Trick Shot Challenge! I guess I should've tried to get it in there a little sooner, but oh well.

Monday, September 21, 2009

League night

I won my league match against a higher ranked opponent 5-4 tonight (it was a 6-5 race). Nothing too exciting, dropped the first game, took the next four, gave up the next three, and finally pulled off the last one. It was a good match all around, but my opponent got a couple bad rolls freezing the cue ball to object balls a few times.

On another highlight, Caitlin, our waitress, turned me on to a barbecue bacon burger. In and of itself, I'm sure it was really good, but she told me the trick was to put the onion rings inside the burger! It adds a nice extra crispy crunch to go along with the bacon and was outstanding! Try it next time you get the chance. Thanks Caitlin!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

2009 Trick Shot Magic results

Here are the quarterfinal results:

Nick Nikolaidis d Bruce Barthelette, 9-8
Andy Segal d Jamey Gray, 9-7
Eric Yow d Stefano Pelinga, 11-8
Sebastian Giumelli d Tom Rossman, 11-8


Andy Segal d Nick Nikolaidis, 7-6
Sebastian Giumelli d Eric Yow, 7-5


Andy Segal d Sebastian Giumelli, 9-4

Check out the full bracket!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Alive and Kicking

Finally back into league action after about a month off. We don't play during Red Sox home games since the pool hall is close proximity (as in across the street) from Fenway and it's too big of an issue to find parking for most people and overall busy. Then we also had a bye week thrown in and maybe a forfeit as well at one point. Anyway, I was spotting my opponent a game and a ball. I took the hill at 4-1, but he took the next two games, moving it to hill-hill. I got down to my last stripe ball and couldn't do much with it, eventually leaving me locked behind the 8. Then I made a miraculous kick (I mean, I had to call something), but that still left a bad angle on the 8. I tried banking the 8 but ran into his 2 ball. Anyway, he ran two more of his balls then scratched trying to bank the 7 cross side leaving me ball in hand for the 8 ball. I wasn't going to miss that. The team did well too, with everyone winning their matches and the ball count battle. That puts us near the top of the table.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Trick Shot Magic 2009 Matchups

I've been busy with other stuff so I haven't played much since I got back from Las Vegas. And my investigative reporting isn't quite up to snuff, but I can tell you two of the opening round matchups at this years Trick Shot Magic. Eric Yow will be facing Stefano Pelinga (again), as they did in 2008 which Eric won. Jamey Gray and Andy Segal will also be facing each other. That should be a good matchup as they were the finalists in the Ultimate Trick Shot Challenge. That leaves Sebastian Giumelli, Tom Rossman, Mike Massey (maybe Bruce Barthelette as a sub), and Nick Nikolaidis. I'm sure someone out there has the whole bracket, but I haven't gotten a hold of it. I'll update if I do though.

Here are the first round matches:

Bruce Barthelette v Nick Nikolaidis - Power vs speed
Eric Yow v Stefano Pelinga - Two masse masters
Andy Segal v Jamey Gray - The past two World Champions
Tom Rossman v Sebastian Giumelli - No emotions here ;^)

***UPDATE 2***
The matchups are still correct, but the winner of Eric Yow v Stefano Pelinga plays the winner of Tom Rossman v Sebastian Giumelli.

Friday, September 4, 2009

New (old) media!

I got a mention in Amtrak's Arrive magazine! Scroll through to page 12!