Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Masters Artistic Pool Championship

The 2010 Masters was a lot of fun, as it always is. Here were some of the highlights of the trip.

1. Players reunion. It's just always fun being amongst all of the trick shot artists and getting to mess around on the pool table. Unfortunately, there wasn't a practice table so there was less of that, but we took over some of the vendor booths to compensate. Actually it was mostly my sponsors booth, Crown Cues.

2. Getting an 8 ball cut in to my hair. Check out my previous post. It surprised a lot of people and ended up being a good talking point.

3. Nick Nikolaidis winning the tournament over Andy Segal. It came down to the final shot which Andy got to choose and had to make within two attempts.

4. Selling four giant 8 balls. One of them even went to a random fan who was there! Oddly, he asked a lot of people to sign it except for me (and Gordon Hedges). I guess I should start pre-signing them.

5. Beating Steve Lillis in a game of Bobble Ball.

6. Making people smile. Whether it was showing off a trick shot, teaching how to masse, or just with my hair cut, the fun and entertainment takes away all the stress of a tournament.

7. Abram Diaz getting his thumb stuck in a Delta rack. No joke. Stacy had to take him to the women's restroom to soap it up so he could get his thumb out. I heard part of it was caught on the live stream too.


  1. Wednesday, 24 March, 2010 10:47 MAT

    It was fun to watch streamed. Please thank the tournament for streaming it.

    ,` )

  2. Nope, no Steve Markle on the 8 ball signature either :/ I gotta remember, I am just a kid and most people in an out of the arena probably think work there while I am in my vest

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