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03/14/03

Billiards Club Gets Cued Up In Diamondhead

Harry Kogon has played pool for years.

"About 40 years seriously. I'm not very good at it, but I've been playing a long time," said Kogon.

And he now plays three or four times a week with a few other guys at the new 24-hour Diamondhead Pocket Billiards Club which opened in December.

Club members wanted to take a shot at a new concept - playing pool in a wholesome, family-oriented environment.

"It's totally different from a pool hall environment as you can see. It's brightly lit. There's no alcohol or smoking on the premises. There's no hot food service. There's no music. It's just for camaraderie, friendship, playing pool tournaments. We'll rent the place out for parties and so on," said club president Dick Willins.

And besides tournaments and party rentals, the club offers billiard lessons. So if you're on the prowl for a nice game of pool, then the DPBC may be the place to be.

But watch out Harry Kogon. He's been playing with some of these guys for years. They are supposed to be friends.

"What do I think about them? Is this on television? I'd rather not say," said Kogon.

Well, so much for camaraderie.

If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Diamondhead Pocket Billiards Club, contact Dick Willins at 228-255-2065. The club is open to everyone.

By Karla Redditte

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