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Tales of tavern championships, summer 2015 edition (part 4)

August 15, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
Aug. 15, 2015

Sunday night.

This was it — my last chance this season to win my first tavern championship.

The venue was another billiards joint, this time near the Cary-Apex municipal boundary. I was ranked in the top 10, which meant I could show up at 9 p.m. and play nine or so others for the title — which was exactly what I did.

I think we started with seven players, and I got off on the wrong foot. Nick, the tournament director or TD, seated me at the end of the table. I scarfed down some food I’d brought with me — this venue doesn’t have a kitchen — and waited for things to start.

When V— came to the table, he asked where his seat was. “I think Nick put you over there,” I said, pointing to a stack Nick had placed a little earlier.

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