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  • #31
    I'm thinking there were two Legends of One Pocket tournaments in Baton Rouge in 1998. I have on DVD the match where Daulton beat Hall, and it's marked 'finals'. Grady was the promoter each time, as I remember. He hung around the local pool room for several days, trying to sell enough cues to make the premium for a public liability coverage.

    I recall some complaints in the first one about the skylight in the Atrium making it too bright inside, so the second one was held in the evenings, and turned out not to be as well received as the first. I was just a kid, of course, in 1998.

    Some of you may remember (Doc?) the big crowd of players and stake horses that congregated at Lambert's RBDs on South Choctaw and stayed and played and gambled high for several weeks, after the first event at the river boat. No doubt one of the best such rodeos of all time. Big names all over the place.
    If it ain't funny, it ain't much.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by vapros View Post
      I'm thinking there were two Legends of One Pocket tournaments in Baton Rouge in 1998. I have on DVD the match where Daulton beat Hall, and it's marked 'finals'. Grady was the promoter each time, as I remember. He hung around the local pool room for several days, trying to sell enough cues to make the premium for a public liability coverage.

      I recall some complaints in the first one about the skylight in the Atrium making it too bright inside, so the second one was held in the evenings, and turned out not to be as well received as the first. I was just a kid, of course, in 1998.

      Some of you may remember (Doc?) the big crowd of players and stake horses that congregated at Lambert's RBDs on South Choctaw and stayed and played and gambled high for several weeks, after the first event at the river boat. No doubt one of the best such rodeos of all time. Big names all over the place.
      Unless I am mistaken also, there were 2 that year in the atrium.
      One was in Feb i think and the other November.
      I also believe one was the legends of One Pocket won by Buddy vs Marco and the other was the world one pocket championship , won by Shannon vs Buddy.
      Easy to see how it got crossed up.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by vapros View Post
        I'm thinking there were two Legends of One Pocket tournaments in Baton Rouge in 1998. I have on DVD the match where Daulton beat Hall, and it's marked 'finals'. Grady was the promoter each time, as I remember. He hung around the local pool room for several days, trying to sell enough cues to make the premium for a public liability coverage.

        I recall some complaints in the first one about the skylight in the Atrium making it too bright inside, so the second one was held in the evenings, and turned out not to be as well received as the first. I was just a kid, of course, in 1998.

        Some of you may remember (Doc?) the big crowd of players and stake horses that congregated at Lambert's RBDs on South Choctaw and stayed and played and gambled high for several weeks, after the first event at the river boat. No doubt one of the best such rodeos of all time. Big names all over the place.
        Yeah, evidently one was billed as the "Legends of One-Pocket", the other the "World One-Pocket Championship". The "World" was in February 11-15, where Buddy prevailed from hill/hill over JJ.

        Bill, I didn't move to Dixie until 2000, so I missed both BR events, Lamberts, Heisler's Sports Palace, and Le Cue in Houston. I'd love to have experienced all. Now of course all the big action has moved to Buffalo's in N.O.

        ~Doc

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        • #34
          the first one in Baton Rouge was in February and the other one ended around halloween night. It cost $1200 to enter and last place was $1000. The Boat wanted to make sure everybody showed up with money.

          Flyboy was betting real heavy at Lambert's RBD's, so it was natural to have a tournament down there. I roomed With Tommy DiLorenzo and we took Ronny Allen to the casino from the airport. As we pulled into the casino parking lot Tommy asked "I wonder if they are gambling down here?". Just then Ronny saw the sign he said " 200X craps odds I guess they gamble.

          Marco played great that tournament, unfortunately the finals stated at like one in the morning Sunday night. The first game all the balls went int a wedge uptable and Budding wasn't going to take any chances. It wasn't long before everybody left.

          It was a great tournament with I think 77 players. Everybody was there. I still have the tournament chart. I also wrote an article about the tournament and gambling at RBD's for the Arizona Billiard News. What a good time.

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          • #35
            Nice review, Frmn!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by frmn View Post
              the first one in Baton Rouge was in February and the other one ended around halloween night. It cost $1200 to enter and last place was $1000. The Boat wanted to make sure everybody showed up with money.

              Flyboy was betting real heavy at Lambert's RBD's, so it was natural to have a tournament down there. I roomed With Tommy DiLorenzo and we took Ronny Allen to the casino from the airport. As we pulled into the casino parking lot Tommy asked "I wonder if they are gambling down here?". Just then Ronny saw the sign he said " 200X craps odds I guess they gamble.

              Marco played great that tournament, unfortunately the finals stated at like one in the morning Sunday night. The first game all the balls went int a wedge uptable and Budding wasn't going to take any chances. It wasn't long before everybody left.

              It was a great tournament with I think 77 players. Everybody was there. I still have the tournament chart. I also wrote an article about the tournament and gambling at RBD's for the Arizona Billiard News. What a good time.
              Frmn
              Do you still have copy of your article ?
              If so could you post in this thread?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by frmn View Post
                the first one in Baton Rouge was in February and the other one ended around halloween night. It cost $1200 to enter and last place was $1000. The Boat wanted to make sure everybody showed up with money.

                Flyboy was betting real heavy at Lambert's RBD's, so it was natural to have a tournament down there. I roomed With Tommy DiLorenzo and we took Ronny Allen to the casino from the airport. As we pulled into the casino parking lot Tommy asked "I wonder if they are gambling down here?". Just then Ronny saw the sign he said " 200X craps odds I guess they gamble.

                Marco played great that tournament, unfortunately the finals stated at like one in the morning Sunday night. The first game all the balls went int a wedge uptable and Budding wasn't going to take any chances. It wasn't long before everybody left.

                It was a great tournament with I think 77 players. Everybody was there. I still have the tournament chart. I also wrote an article about the tournament and gambling at RBD's for the Arizona Billiard News. What a good time.
                I took pictures of almost everybody at that tournament, in fact, the picture in Freddies book, with him and Jimmy Reid and Bunny Rogoff, I,m pretty sure I took at that tournament.
                What an awesome gathering.
                I have never laughed so much in my life.

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