Jun 25, 2014 21:36 Photos: Three generations of pool players Photos: Three generations of pool players Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Bull Buhler, 82, laughs with his daughter, Staci Buhler, 55, before the start of the 2014 8 Ball Local Team Championship on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel. Three generations of pool players participated in the events, including Bull's grandson, Niall O'Callaghan, 21. Advocate story June 25, 2014 Comments A Baton Rouge pool icon competed with his daughter and grandson — three generations of pool players — at a citywide tournament Thursday night in which the winners will head to Las Vegas for a national tournament. Carol “Bull” Buhler, 82, a retired mechanic for Exxon Plastics, is a fixture at pool halls in Baton Rouge. He taught himself to play when he was in high school in the late 1940s and has played more than 2,000 matches since. On Thursday, he competed on an eight-person team named C’est Bon with his daughter Staci Buhler, 55, and her son Niall O’Callaghan, 21. Bull Buhler took the lead in teaching his family how to play over the decades. Staci Buhler asked her father to teach her to play in 1964 when she was about 6 years old. Decades later, Bull taught O’Callaghan, now a junior at LSU, during family visits to her father’s house, Staci Buhler said.