Tom Gardner - aka "Practicing Tom" (identified by two AZ Billiards posters) A guest on this site identified this gentleman as "Practicing Tom" who would shoot the same shot over and over. On January 1, 2010, Jay Helfert confirmed that this was indeed "Practicing Tom." Jay went on to say, "Tom had a favorite long rail bank that he might shoot 100-200 times in a row. When he was happy with that shot, he would shoot it from the other end of the table another 100-200 times. This could go on all day." Tom was described by one of his friends as, "a pleasant and likable character that one never forgets. He always had a smile and good conversation." He was reported to have died of lung cancer in the 1990s.