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  • #91
    Hi guys, this is Disco Dave from Houston. I recently joined this site after sweating the Super Seniors tournament. I've enjoyed reading your posts and met some of you in Houston (I was wearing a brown serape).

    I have just made my reservations for one pocket at the derby. I have reservations to stay at the casino (24th through 28th). I don't expect to do particularly well since I may not be that good but since the price for playing vs just spectating is a wash and I've never been, I've opted for participating.

    I sure would like to meet up with you guys, sweat your challenges and maybe try some games/matches with you ... just because.

    Other questions...I pretty much am used to playing only on gold crowns. Bogie's does have a red-label Diamond ProAm and I have ordered a set of Cyclop balls to practice on it with. Is the red label comparable to the tables at the Derby?

    At Thanksgiving I visited relatives in OK City and played some on the Diamonds at Jamaica Joe's. I had a lot of difficulty with my side to side banks going too short and had no confidence in them, although my up-down banks did okay.

    Any good advice on table prep for the Derby? Practice on Bogie's Diamond or stick with Gold Crowns? For sure I will start practicing with the Cyclop balls.

    Also, I am driving to the event from Houston. It is a 15-hour trip so I plan to make it in 2 days. Halfway point is between Little Rock and Memphis. Which location should I select to hole up for the night and perhaps find a good room to play if I have any energy? Any pointers on pool rooms at either location?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    Dave
    Last edited by Disco Dave; 12-18-2015, 02:45 AM.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Disco Dave View Post
      Hi guys, this is Disco Dave from Houston. I recently joined this site after sweating the Super Seniors tournament. I've enjoyed reading your posts and met some of you in Houston (I was wearing a brown serape).

      I have just made my reservations for one pocket at the derby. I have reservations to stay at the casino (24th through 28th). I don't expect to do particularly well since I may not be that good but since the price for playing vs just spectating is a wash and I've never been, I've opted for participating.

      I sure would like to meet up with you guys, sweat your challenges and maybe try some games/matches with you ... just because.

      Other questions...I pretty much am used to playing only on gold crowns. Bogie's does have a red-label Diamond ProAm and I have ordered a set of Cyclop balls to practice on it with. Is the red label comparable to the tables at the Derby?

      At Thanksgiving I visited relatives in OK City and played some on the Diamonds at Jamaica Joe's. I had a lot of difficulty with my side to side banks going too short and had no confidence in them, although my up-down banks did okay.

      Any good advice on table prep for the Derby? Practice on Bogie's Diamond or stick with Gold Crowns? For sure I will start practicing with the Cyclop balls.

      Also, I am driving to the event from Houston. It is a 15-hour trip so I plan to make it in 2 days. Halfway point is between Little Rock and Memphis. Which location should I select to hole up for the night and perhaps find a good room to play if I have any energy? Any pointers on pool rooms at either location?

      Thanks in advance for any input.

      Dave
      Welcome to the forums Dave!

      I am about in the same boat as far as not doing too well since I don't get to play on a real table but a few times per year. I am limited to playing one pocket on virtual pool 4 on my computer which by the way, there are a few guys from Houston that I play with in that game that play one pocket pretty snazzy

      But like you said, the entry vs spectator fees aren't that big of a difference so why not have some fun...

      I played on Gold Crowns exclusively for years and they still may be my favorite table however most of the pool rooms now have Diamonds and I think the biggest difference for me is just that the pockets are tighter and they seem to bank pretty true.

      On a side note, I didn't even think about the cyclops balls. Are they for sure going to be used at the derby and also besides the funky colors, do they play any differently?

      I cant comment on your other questions but I am sure there are some folks here that can.

      Have a safe trip and see you there!

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      • #93
        Derby City Classic challenge thread

        Welcome Dave. Glad to hear that you (and the Cincy Kid) are joining our 1p.org contingent at the Derby. The more the merrier! You will have a blast!! I posted a thread last week about switching to Diamond tables, that should have the insight that you are looking for regarding the equipment. Look forward to meeting you gents there. Mitch
        Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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        • #94
          Im officially in!

          Just finished paying my entry fee, book it Danno!

          See you guys there ~

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          • #95
            Originally posted by cincy_kid View Post
            Welcome to the forums Dave!

            I played on Gold Crowns exclusively for years and they still may be my favorite table however most of the pool rooms now have Diamonds and I think the biggest difference for me is just that the pockets are tighter and they seem to bank pretty true.

            On a side note, I didn't even think about the cyclops balls. Are they for sure going to be used at the derby and also besides the funky colors, do they play any differently?
            I'm used to tight pockets at Bogie's...[DD]

            Event Flyer States that Diamond "Smart" Tables will be used as well as Cyclop balls. What are the "Smart" Tables and how are they different from ProAm?...[DD]

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Mkbtank View Post
              Well, since Bill Sczbill threw me a challenge and we are confirmed (if he attends), we will be in action.

              I figured I would start this thread for anyone who wants to challenge or negotiate a match during the Derby with anyone else from the site.

              Don't be shy boys. Let's mix it up!!
              Hi All,

              I will be arriving at the DCC on Friday the 22nd to Sat. the 30th, I prefer not to commit ahead of time, if you want to play some cheap one pocket ($20) I have a ring side seat at the tv table #27 stop in to say hello, maybe we can make a game at that time.

              Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

              John

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              • #97
                Speaking of which, is there a certain area where you all will be hanging out for some of the time? How will we know who is from the forums and get to meet up?

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                • #98
                  Cinn kid

                  if you stake out the ice cream shop, and watch for grey beards frequenting it, you will find a couple of us... or just look for a table full of people laughing their butts off is another way...

                  B
                  Execution of the shot, some days I have it some days I don't...

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by JohnInNH View Post
                    Hi All,

                    I will be arriving at the DCC on Friday the 22nd to Sat. the 30th, I prefer not to commit ahead of time, if you want to play some cheap one pocket ($20) I have a ring side seat at the tv table #27 stop in to say hello, maybe we can make a game at that time.

                    Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

                    John
                    looking forward to seeing you john. after that super seniors performance could be a tough match up .

                    i'd enjoy rolling them around with you if our schedules and table availability permits.

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                    • Originally posted by cincy_kid View Post
                      Speaking of which, is there a certain area where you all will be hanging out for some of the time? How will we know who is from the forums and get to meet up?

                      The "Action Room" has always been at the top of the escalator nearest the main entrance of the main floor tournament area. Several 1 P org guys likely to be in there almost anytime (unless there's a new layout this year for some reason.)

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                      • Dave

                        Stay in Memphis...go to Bill Rowsey's pool hall, called the Rec, in Southaven MS. There is also a pool hall in Memphis...

                        B
                        Execution of the shot, some days I have it some days I don't...

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                        • Originally posted by LSJohn View Post
                          The "Action Room" has always been at the top of the escalator nearest the main entrance of the main floor tournament area. Several 1 P org guys likely to be in there almost anytime (unless there's a new layout this year for some reason.)
                          Oh wow, there are different rooms?

                          The last time I went was about 15-16 years ago and it was at a different venue. All of the tables were in the same big open room.

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                          • Originally posted by cincy_kid View Post
                            Oh wow, there are different rooms?

                            The last time I went was about 15-16 years ago and it was at a different venue. All of the tables were in the same big open room.
                            Sine the move to Harrah's Casino there have been tables in one room downstairs -- the main arena -- and 5 rooms upstairs (one or two years a sixth, but not the last couple of years.)

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                            • room rates

                              Does anybody know if there is a trick to get room rates cheaper. The promo code doesn't seem to work and a double is 189.00

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                              • Originally posted by crabbcatjohn View Post
                                Does anybody know if there is a trick to get room rates cheaper. The promo code doesn't seem to work and a double is 189.00
                                Call them. The $135 rate should still be good.
                                JOHN HENDERSON
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