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TREEBALL55109 Interviewed by: purcelin
 12/26/2012 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Donavan
Location: Maplewood, MN
Sex: Male
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Courier
Languages Spoken: English, enough Spanish to get by in Cancun
TREEBALL55109

Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies; interests; passions in life.

My cats, 3 cushion billiards, cribbage, catching big fish, my cats, watching baseball and did I say my cats?


What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?

I like road trips. We started a new tradition to travel to a different stadium each summer to see a MN Twins away game.


How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?

I joined back in 2002. I first went to play cribbage at yahoo games and I saw the Eliters in the lobby and joined from there.


How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?

Was a spelling error - was supposed to be threeball for three cushion billiards....oops forgot the h.


Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know?

Dino23r (my father-in-law) and I are the 2012 family cribbage partner champs as of Christmas Day this year.


What makes Eliters special?

I like the weeklongs where I can play when it's convenient for me.


What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to give a try?

Cribbage, pool, gin, backgammon, dominoes. I like yahztee but my name is too long to play at game desire.


What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?

Cribbage - I learned at the pool hall as a teenager.


Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any particular position in which you might be interested?

I have been a TD in criby and poolp. I just like playing now when I can.


What is your proudest achievement in life?

Marrying my hun. Editor's note - that would be haha21051, the ELIC Queen.


What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?

Good sportsmanship and enjoying the game


If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters; what would it be?

Nothing comes to mind right now. It is a really great league.


If you had one wish; what would it be?

I wish that time would stand still; we wouldn't age; what is here today would be guaranteed to be here tomorrow.


If you could use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters to a prospective new player; what would it be?

Give it a try - play when you can and when you want to. Don't worry about the rest.


What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player; online or at a live event?

The two that come to mind are of course meeting my wife online at Eliters as well as the Chicago Eliters event years ago - met a lot of great people.


What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters?

People who ask me if I am really me lol - not sure who else I would be...


What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?

When I lose a tournament to my wife


If you could be one person for a day; who would you be and why?

Spiderman - nuff said


You are given five minutes to evacuateyour house; the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab?

My wife, my cues and my mexican coca-cola (not necessarily in that order lol.


How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?

I listen to the MLB network on the radio.


Name your three favorite movies:

Pulp Fiction, Platoon, any James Bond film


Do you have any particular heroes?

Henry Ford


What is your guiltiest pleasure?

I like to drink coca-cola at 3am


When I grow up I want to be just like:

I am grown up and I am who I am - good enough.


Any last words for our readers?

Play on (thumbs up!)




 
 
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