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What Do You Carry With You to Play Pool?

What Do You Carry With You to Play Pool?

Someone posted this in my local APA leagues site a while back I figured I would post it here.

What do you carry in your cue case when you go out to shoot pool? Here is what I bring along:

Top Section:

  • 2 Chalk holders
  • 1 Sir joseph glove (I use all the time)
  • 1 Pen for score keeping
  • 1 Tip pick

Bottom Section:

  • 1 Piece of scotch bright
  • 2 Cloths to Clean shaft
  • 1 Box of chalk(12 pieces)
  • 1 Small bottle of Advil
  • 1 Small q-ball (some places around here have that large q-ball and its annoying)

And I have a pool cue tip scuffer on my key chain.

What Do You Carry With You to Play Pool?

Replies & Comments

  1. Georgebigpocket on 12/1/2006 9:01:54 AM

    I carry:

    • a Cue Claw
    • it's george shaper
    • a half round shaper
    • a jump cue
    • slip stick
    • cue silk
    • a few peices of sand paper (800 to 1200 grit)
    • a peice of leather
  2. GeorgeManiac on 12/1/2006 12:46:13 PM

    The top zippered pocket of my Porper 2X4 cue case includes:

    • A 3-cue Q Claw
    • an extra Sir Joseph glove
    • a Moosehead bridge
    • the small APA rule book

    Bottom zippered pocket includes:

    • A Porper 6-cue holder
    • my glasses and glasses case
    • a Sir Joseph glove
    • a tip tapper
    • a Cue Cube shaper and scuffer
    • a Pocket Chalker
    • a spare piece of chalk
    • A container of quarters
    • a shaft slicker
    • a pocket marker
    • a cue file and sandpaper

    That about covers it for me. I wish I had more room sometimes for a flask of bourbon. The drink prices nowadays have gotten out of hand!

  3. GeorgeFlashman on 12/1/2006 6:52:57 PM

    I carry:

    • My pool cue(s)
    • a snooker cue
    • a bridge stick
    • chalk
    • tip tapper
    • tip burnisher
    • scuffer
    • half round sander
    • a laser level
    • a 12" adjustable wrench.

    I play on bar-boxes which are never level, and the wrench adjusts the feet on the tables.

  4. GeorgeStormHotRod300 on 12/4/2006 2:13:32 AM

    This is what I carry when I play billiards:

    • Two gloves - depending on how much I am playing they tend to get wet from sweat, especially if I play several days in a row.
    • A couple cubes of green chalk, so nobody uses mine or swipes them.
    • Tip Pik
    • Ultimate tip tool
    • Its George
    • green scotch brite pad
    • Q-smooth pads

    I think thats about it. LOL.

  5. GeorgeCaptainHook on 12/4/2006 10:34:54 AM

    When I play pool, the supplies I carry are:

    • My main Cue with 2 shafts and Joint protectors
    • My Break cue and Jump Cue with 2 shafts and Joint protectors
    • Chalk Holder with Blue Master chalk
    • Nick Varner Cue papers
    • Cue Cube brand Shaft Slicker & Burnisher
    • Tip Tapper on small 8 Ball key chain
    • Small hand towel with 9 Ball logo on it

    Some non-pool-related items I carry include my cell phone, car keys, and some cash.

  6. Georgeshexcpoolgawdess on 12/5/2006 12:27:02 PM

    Ahhh What I carry with me to the pool hall.

    I bring my pool case which contains the following:

    • Shooting cue
    • Breaking cue
    • Red dot cue ball
    • Arramith cue ball
    • Chalk stick with several extra chalks
    • Cue claw
    • 8-ball table marker
    • Cue stick extension
    • Bridge attachment
    • Pen to keep score
    • Glasses
    • Cloth to clean my shaft
    • Tip pick, shaper, etc.
    • Copy of all league night schedules
    • Breath mints
    • A Glove (not that I use it or anything, but I keep a spare for my teammates)
    • An extra hair tie (incase I decide to get EXTRA serious on someone ha)

    Non pool-related items include my cell phone, smokes, some cash (for drinks and money games), and a headset to listen to music so I can tune out the annoying shooters.

  7. GeorgeCaptainHook on 12/5/2006 1:19:53 PM

    My wife uses her hair ties or scrunchies when she gets serious also. LOL.

  8. Georgejgpool on 12/5/2006 5:24:00 PM

    My pool playing gear consists of:

    • JOSS West
    • 3 Shafts
    • Joint Protectors
    • 2 Masters Chalk
    • 600 Sandpaper
    • Tip Tapper
    • Scruffer
    • Tip Sandpaper
    • Dry Towel(real andy)
    • A Walnut with a surprise inside.
    • Small Buck Knife
    • 1 x 3 Rectangle Case
  9. GeorgeCaptainHook on 12/5/2006 9:51:07 PM

    I see you also play with a David Howard model. I used to match up with him when he came to town. He is a very nice guy.

  10. GeorgeSlowhand on 12/6/2006 9:58:27 AM

    When I play pool, pretty much all of my billiards gear comes along.

    • Playing cue
    • Breaking cue
    • chalk (Master)
    • tip tapper
    • half round shaper (w/2 grades of sandpaper)
    • cue cube
    • small hand towel
    • IPA (rubbing alcohol) (although I normally use water) ;)
    • Talc bag (Ebonite Ultra-Slide, yeah it's bowling stuff)
  11. GeorgeCaptainHook on 12/6/2006 3:19:29 PM

    Hey @Slowhand, did you pick that name because of Eric Clapton? Are you a Guitar player?

  12. Georgeshexcpoolgawdess on 12/6/2006 3:36:30 PM

    @CaptainHook - Don't get me wrong I'm serious all the time.but when it's time for me to shoot "lights out", out that hair tie comes!

  13. GeorgeSlowhand on 12/6/2006 4:13:37 PM

    @CaptainHook - No, I don't play guitar. My brother is in a band and plays bass, but the best I can do is play the stereo.

    I have the name Slowhand for three reasons. 1. I'm an Eric Clapton fan (see my avatar)2. After a few beers I've been known to play air guitar on my cue.3. And here's where it really comes from. On soft hits, I have a tendency to slow my stroke down instead of just shortening my stroke. The difference is that I still have the follow through. Some people tell me it looks like slow motion, and they joke that they can measure the time it takes for the object ball to fall, by using a calendar. I know it looks funny, but sometimes an ultra slow hit is the easiest way I know to hold the QB for position on the next ball. I may only hit it like that 1 out of 50 times, but it's that one time that people talk about. "Oh yeah, he's the one with that slow stroke."

  14. GeorgeCaptainHook on 12/6/2006 4:41:50 PM

    I also use a very slow stroke on some shots. My friends are always amazed when the ball just makes it to the pocket and falls in. I Love those shots.

    I am a Bass player myself, that is why I was asking. Clapton was always one of my favorite Guitar players, going all the way back to the Cream days.

  15. Georgecfryer5 on 12/6/2006 5:07:35 PM

    Wow I feel like my case is empty compared to some you. My pool playing gear includes:

    • 19oz McDermott Pulse Xtra I2 shaft
    • Aska cue (my break cue)
    • Lucasi jump cue
    • Joint protectors
    • Tip tool
    • A Rag
    • Some chalk
    • A pen
  16. GeorgeA-Train on 12/7/2006 1:50:31 AM

    I play pool with the following gear:

    • Cues
    • 5-10 pieces of chalk
    • shaft cleaning and smoothing accessories
    • tip pik
    • lucky 9 ball key chain
  17. Georgeacedotcom on 12/7/2006 8:21:55 AM

    Let's see. When I play pool, I have:

    • Instroke 2 butt/3 shaft case
    • Break Cue
    • Playing Cue
    • 2000 grade sandpaper, scruffy pad, tip file
    • Slide-Rite
    • Box of Sniper Tips in case someone needs one
    • Box of medium Tiger laminated tips, same reason
    • Magnetic chalk holder - I'm a bit of a germophobe
    • Tip-Pik in my pocket
    • Cookies and glucose tabs in case my sugar dips
    • 10 quarters to rattle in my pocket while my opponent's shooting (just kidding)
  18. Georgemszelis on 12/29/2006 8:25:18 PM

    I don't bring a whole lot when I go to play, mostly because I don't have much to bring.

    • A rag
    • Tip-pik
    • Blue Master Chalk
    • Tip Tool
    • Sandpaper
    • Money
  19. GeorgeOne Pocket Smitty on 12/31/2006 6:16:41 PM

    The following billiard accessories and other gear comes with me when I am playing pool:

    • Instroke 3 butt and 7 shaft case
    • Jerry Olivier cue with 3 shafts
    • Shon with 1 shaft
    • Jerry Olivier break cue
    • Jacoby jump Cue
    • 5 pieces of Blue Master chalk
    • Tip Pic
    • Q- Wiz
    • Asprin
    • Batwing bridge
    • Nail Clippers
    • Band Aids
    • Cue Silk
    • Tip Shaper
    • Some change
    • Smitty
  20. Georgedhash on 4/28/2010 2:18:39 PM

    I am the manufacturer of Stick Em Up cue holder.

    This is a pool cue holder designed to be easily transported and attaches to many different surfaces from flat table tops to round tubing. The cost is $15 and that included shipping.

    I keep this in my pool cue case and it goes where I go. It clamps to any ledge or table so I can use it wherever I am shooting pool.

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What Do You Carry With You to Play Pool?

  • Title: What Do You Carry With You to Play Pool?
  • Author: (George Fischer)
  • Published: 11/29/2006 5:55:25 PM