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JIMMY REID'S OPPOSITE SPOT ON THE WALL SYSTEM...

Let me preface this by saying; Playing billiards since 1958 (12 yrs. old) didn't hurt...

Inventing, or should I say, discovering this system in 1979 was truly a Godsend...

My backers would let me play anybody in the world up to $200,000 worth of 9 ball, 10 ball, or pay ball (that's 6 ball on a snooker table, money on every ball), had a few takers who, to my chagrin didn't bet the max, which turned out to be smart on their part...

Hadn't had any action since playing Siegel, The #1 ranked player in the world, according to tournament stats. I lost the first set, got even the second set, then Larry Hubbard pulled Mike up, they unscrewed and left town...

I needed to find a game that I could get played at...

Enter, three (3) cushion billiards!!!

As far as I know, no one else ever thought of this system, before or since, welcome to my world...

One afternoon it all came to me while tinkering around on the billiard table at "The Rack" in Oak Park, Michigan, also known as "Capitol Street Men's Club"...

"THE RACK" was private, you had to get through 2 glass doors to enter, the second door was opened by an electronic buzzer located behind the main desk next to the cash register. Practice was free, the fee for table time was 5% of the winner's take...

NOTE: As far as my life and experiences are concerned "The Rack" was the highest action pool room ever on planet Earth, open 24/7/365. Probably averaging $100,000 exchanging hands on a daily basis...

You couldn't get sweaters for $1,000 a game...

NOTE:
Sweaters is pool slang for - people to watch, to sweat the game...

$1000 per was a below average bet at "The Rack" from 70 - 73 and 77 - 83. The 4 year hiatus in the middle is a whole other story.

MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, THIS IS WHAT CAME TO ME...

If a spot on the wall could carry me 3 rails to the corner (4th rail). Why couldn't a spot on the wall carry me anywhere on the table?

Well it did, and it does.

The same day of this revelation, I began my 3 cushion assault on Detroit. Matching up with an average player by the name of Harvey Greenspawn, I played him 15 to 12 and 2 no count. We changed the game a few times, kept raising the bet, I wound up beating Harvey 15 to 9 and 2 or no count...
Means if I don't run 2 or more the score doesn't count...

I've won playing 20, 30, 40, and 60 or no count playing straight pool, but to my knowledge the best 3 cushion players in the world have never averaged 3 per inning for a tournament.

Gave "Pittsburgh John" Stepoli 25 to 21 and the break. One game John ran a 10 and 9 back to back out of the gate and didn't get to the wire first. How'd he like it?

For the next few weeks until I ran out of action, I robbed everybody that stepped up including Bob Ameen, who'd just finished 3rd in the world championships and had been ranked in the top ten in the world for over 15 years...

This system takes to a pool table, like a duck takes to water...

 

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