Sr. Roman Serrano Gonzalez was the 3-cushion billiard champion of the State of Morelos at the age of 16. His parents used the prize money to enroll him in the finest billiard academy in Mexico City so he could develop his potential.

The first day he arrived at the imposing, polished cahoba wood portals he saw the equally imposing sign – No Entrance Without Suit and Tie and Proper Shoes.

He told me he turned around with tears in his eyes and didn’t play again for a long time.

He earned his livlihood as a master technician of billiard tables.

He was my friend and teacher.


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