Top Player Interview with CigarBoB


Wow great interview, but this is what ST needs, rivalry, passion, a drive to beat another man…everyone’s vanilla ice cool…perhaps st needs a bit of hype?


Let’s have an Arcade ST 2- or 3-man team tourney at Evo2011. $100 entry per team. I’ll add an additional $500 to the pot if we get enough teams. Let’s make this a very professionally-ran side tourney. I would definitely come out of retirement and devote a good 5 months to getting my skills back if this was a real possibility.

My choice of team would be:

Me, Watson, DreamTR


Me, Watson, Afrolegends



Shirt’s i’m down man.

But I will not do teams. That shit is just too hard with so many pools being ran and everyone running off to play.

How about we do the SBR $50 a man 3/5 double elim singles? You throw in your 500 and ill throw in $500 as well?

What do you say?


Seriously, if DreamTR comes to Evo and plays in it, I’ll do a single tourney and donate.

What do you think about Round Robin?

I got something for these new folk. I see Guiles doing good at Season’s Beatings. Are you serious? I eat Guiles for breakfast. I still got some fire in me.


^When is that money match with Snake Eyez in Classic ST happening? XD

You can do it at SoCal Regionals! He’ll be there and I’ll record it. :slight_smile:


LOL I would put $100 on Shirts to win that.


I’d take that bet bob, I’ll drop 100 on snake if it happens.


I’d participate in 50 bucks at evo, 100 seems steep to just throw away my money lol…50 bucks i figure hey, memorable experience and perhaps i get my stick signed by a few legends if i ask politely :slight_smile:


Great interview, nominated.

And I’d definitely go for another $50 SBR-style tournament.


this interview has been put up at dontblowthis Don’t Blow This! 2010 [ Interviews ]


Very nice read. Willdestroya IS a top player though.



Why would you mention Willdestorya by name, You’re giving him too much respect right there. Although, I loved that you did. I can totally relate to that, Although recently I think he knows he’s not a top player. He just does it too piss people off. It’s true though. Makes me sad. I never see people like Graham Wolfe or Afrolegends on anymore, and too many scrubs who RQ or think they’re so hot after winning one game. Didn’t happen back then. I just wish I was a decent player back then.


Shirts, I would definitely enter the $100 ST tourney. ST high rollers @ SBR was extremely fun. And I only got to practice day beforehand so its all good. :slight_smile:

edit great interview (waves to neil)


I definitely support ST and another high stakes tournament. I will talk to Ghaleon and see about also contributing to a pot bonus. Thanks for doing the interview BoB.


nominated, would like to see this on front page for srk.


cigarbob is too awesome. so straight forward doesnt give a fuck attitude. tellin it how he sees it. thats one of the best interviews i read in a while. but i admit, the ball was dropped on not talking about his stick building history. cuz lets be honest, every custom stick youve ever seen, maybe even down to some retail sticks, owe a lot to cigarbob. no one was custom stick building when he did it. he was doing that shit 7+ years before people even seen custom sticks.

either way fantastic.

and i agree, giga msx needs to be interviewed. i know this man personally, and i hold him on a pedastal as the best st player ive ever played against. his knowledge is mind blowing. and its always a priveledge to talk and play sf with this man. the way he breaks down every little scenario into words, on the fly during our matches, completely blows me away. ive never met someone that can articulate the little nuances as fast and as clear as he can, into words, and his approach to match specific details is nothign short of incredible.


lol yep, that’s what it looks like, classic circle jerk.


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