Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Goodbye Ted

This is a non photography post is and English only:
People who read this blog since the beginning know that my favorite pool hall is in Chicago.
People how don’t read my blog since the beginning know maybe this sign from the Internet:

Maries Golden Cue
If you follow this sign, you will find a beautiful oldschool pool hall with Brunswick original Goldcrowns.
It’s like you went back in time because everything looks new and in perfect condition. But a beautiful pool hall by itself is not a place I would visit. For me, it always depends on the owner if I feel comfortable in such a place. And with Ted it doesn’t get easier like that. He was such a great guy. So easy to talk with and had always a nice story to tell.

I remember when he told me once about a movie team that came to his pool hall and asked if they are allowed to shoot a movie the next day. Happily, he agreed. He and his wife started to clean up the whole pool hall overnight (I think it was not his idea 😉 ).
The next day the movie team arrived as they said. They had a short look into the pool hall, told Ted it is to clean and decided to do the movie in Chris’s Billiards – that from now on is known as the place of The Color of Money with Paul Newman, Tom Cruise and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Ted was still smiling the whole time during talking about that day.


Ted Minassian passed away after fighting cancer on the 23 of August 2018. We will miss him, but I’m sure he has a good time at another place now and maybe he still breaks them as hard as he did in Marie’s Golden Cue.


This is how his Poolhall looked like
Marie’s Golden Cue Pool Hall Gallery

This is an inside of his shop:
Ted’s Shop

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