Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Although there were pool tables in the Squires Student Center, there was another place in town that got a lot of action from the "townies" (high school and older) and students alike. Located on the second floor at the corner of College Avenue and Draper Road was University Billiards owned and run by Bob Hill. Take the stairs a couple doors down from Little Docs and you were immediately greeted by an array of regulation size 9' pool tables. Just around the partition to the left was a long line of classic mechanical pinball machines.
There were some darned good pool shooters in Blacksburg then, guys by the names of Cody, Steve, Rick, and several more. When the Tech basketball team won the NIT in 1973, Mr. Hill had a private party for the team members and we got to shoot pool and drink beer with them all evening.
Posted by Dennis