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  • #76
    That's John Palmore (3rd), James Davis Sr (1st), Bogie's owner Cody Parish, Ike Runnels (2nd), and PoolActionTV's Ray Hansen left to right.
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    "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
    -- Strawberry Brooks

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    • #77
      Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
      That's John Palmore (3rd), James Davis Sr (1st), Bogie's owner Cody Parish, Ike Runnels (2nd), and PoolActionTV's Ray Hansen left to right.
      Great picture, thanks!

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      • #78
        Ha! Ike always looks about half miserable.. I'm surprised he used a breathing filter apparatus. Didn't Bogies suspend smoking during the tournament?

        ~Doc

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Island Drive View Post
          If Nick comes, I'm laying 2/1 she does also.

          I'm bettin' she misses the old days, the social banter and room atmosphere.

          She's coming, don't think Nick has to talk er into it.
          Remember, they never did have kids.

          She also used to play pretty well, she knows the game.
          She played pretty sporty, things have changed and she stays home with their son. She doesn't even care about playing pool or even watching it.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
            I chatted with Nick late last night and he seemed very pleased with his trip and was saying he definitely was coming again next year. His wife was not with him this time so he had to make do with his buddy Phil Windham as his corner support lol. Maybe he’ll bring his wife next year
            How many cigars did Phil chew through? He seems to be a good apple.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by gulfportdoc View Post
              Ha! Ike always looks about half miserable.. I'm surprised he used a breathing filter apparatus. Didn't Bogies suspend smoking during the tournament?

              ~Doc
              Yes they did, and for me (a non-smoker too), I didn't notice the smoke at all during the tournament. The room is a big room and the 9' tables are clustered down at business end, so it is possible there were occasional stray smokers down the other way, but from what I saw there were notices posted all over the place saying no smoking during the tournament, so the management definitely took it seriously.
              "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
              -- Strawberry Brooks

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              • #82
                I know I took a little heat for recruiting Ray Hansen for the stream this year, and I deserve some from Bill Meyers if in fact I did not say something to him ahead of time (but I thought I did way back), but there is no question that with Ray there, he made a big difference in the calcutta auction success, as well as what he brings to the smooth flow of the tournament -- and that is aside from the quality of his stream production, which is top notch. Although those who are used to a free stream did not get that this year, everyone on site raved about the general level of professionalism that Ray brought that all agreed bodes well for the success of this tournament moving forward.

                How was Ray's streaming received on your end? I ask for those who did subscribe, and also those who did not subscribe
                "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                -- Strawberry Brooks

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                • #83
                  Article now up on the website, in the home page slider or directly:

                  http://www.onepocket.org/news/2019-s...e-pocket-open/

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
                    There are always several wives at Houston — and our member tourneys — she would be in good company!
                    Well Toni Varner FB me....she's coming next year, why? because I commented that I thought she would, and she gave me a ''like''.

                    An interesting thing about Toni, is her middle name, and how that word ''fit'' into her life.

                    Brackett
                    Last edited by Island Drive; 10-22-2019, 10:50 AM.
                    Bill Meacham
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                    www.worldbilliardtour.com
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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
                      I know I took a little heat for recruiting Ray Hansen for the stream this year, and I deserve some from Bill Meyers if in fact I did not say something to him ahead of time (but I thought I did way back), but there is no question that with Ray there, he made a big difference in the calcutta auction success, as well as what he brings to the smooth flow of the tournament -- and that is aside from the quality of his stream production, which is top notch. Although those who are used to a free stream did not get that this year, everyone on site raved about the general level of professionalism that Ray brought that all agreed bodes well for the success of this tournament moving forward.

                      How was Ray's streaming received on your end? I ask for those who did subscribe, and also those who did not subscribe
                      I stopped buying most streams from Ray but I did buy this one to support the event. JJ really earned his money during this tournament through very long hours of commentary. It didnt go unnoticed...I liked the looping of matches after hours.
                      Having a professional streamer do the event was a good idea and most likely gave the event more viewers with Ray's subscribers also being able to watch. It also added a level of professionalism. I would be on board if he had a open date to do the annual members.
                      Lastly, I know me as well as many others appreciate and recognize the support, contributions, streams etc our brother Bill has done over the years for us. Having somebody else carry some of the streaming load should open him up to play more pool with us instead of having to constantly deal with all the streaming problems that come up.. so in my mind this is a win for him too.

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                      • #86
                        It was a great event with a very tough field. The players who finished in the money rounds were truly great players. Bogies treated us all very well. They were so nice to us old fogies. I think starting with a round on thursday really helped out by finishing at a decent hour on sunday night. I think we should keep this schedule for next year, hopefully. James Davis Sr. really deserved to be in the hot seat for the second year in a row. He's such a great player who excels in all phases of the game. He just dominated the field. Congrats James. I hope John Smith is faring well after his illness? Maybe Steve Booth can give us an update? Get well John and see you next year.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by jerry matchin View Post
                          It was a great event with a very tough field. The players who finished in the money rounds were truly great players. Bogies treated us all very well. They were so nice to us old fogies. I think starting with a round on thursday really helped out by finishing at a decent hour on sunday night. I think we should keep this schedule for next year, hopefully. James Davis Sr. really deserved to be in the hot seat for the second year in a row. He's such a great player who excels in all phases of the game. He just dominated the field. Congrats James. I hope John Smith is faring well after his illness? Maybe Steve Booth can give us an update? Get well John and see you next year.
                          Not to be disrespectful, but I like what you said here with "old fogies"
                          We can brand this the Fogies At Boagies Annual event next year..... or at least have a cool shirt!!!
                          Jerry Matchin = Marketing Genius

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
                            I know I took a little heat for recruiting Ray Hansen for the stream this year....

                            How was Ray's streaming received on your end? I ask for those who did subscribe, and also those who did not subscribe


                            It was received real well.. The best ever for me. I would give it a 9.3 overall. I would carry on with him, especially if he kept that low of a price. I would rank higher if commentators had kept the score better.. If I was getting in the booth to do one pocket on a drop pocket, knowing their balls would be staying in the pockets and dumped in the side, I would bring a scratch piece of paper and pen. I started keeping the score a couple of times on my beer coaster. But, you know, no biggie...
                            "Born Into This"

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
                              I know I took a little heat for recruiting Ray Hansen for the stream this year, and I deserve some from Bill Meyers if in fact I did not say something to him ahead of time (but I thought I did way back), but there is no question that with Ray there, he made a big difference in the calcutta auction success, as well as what he brings to the smooth flow of the tournament -- and that is aside from the quality of his stream production, which is top notch. Although those who are used to a free stream did not get that this year, everyone on site raved about the general level of professionalism that Ray brought that all agreed bodes well for the success of this tournament moving forward.

                              How was Ray's streaming received on your end? I ask for those who did subscribe, and also those who did not subscribe
                              I did not for the same reason I rarely do (no time to watch it) but hope that will change for me someday in the not so distant future...

                              I will say like I have many times before, it would be awesome if these videos were preserved somehow (youtube, facebook, another video storage site). The streamers can still make money for the live event and they can even charge for old content like a membership or whatever to see all vids in collection, but to be able to pay and access these videos when I want would be the nuts for me.

                              Sometimes I'm up real early and have a couple of hours, so I could go watch a match or part of one, sometimes 10 minutes, but would be nice to play and pause as my time allows...

                              (not a knock at all, I think Ray does a great job, just giving 2 cents on things that would make it better for me personally and make me a more consistent paying customer)

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
                                I know I took a little heat for recruiting Ray Hansen for the stream this year, and I deserve some from Bill Meyers if in fact I did not say something to him ahead of time (but I thought I did way back), but there is no question that with Ray there, he made a big difference in the calcutta auction success, as well as what he brings to the smooth flow of the tournament -- and that is aside from the quality of his stream production, which is top notch. Although those who are used to a free stream did not get that this year, everyone on site raved about the general level of professionalism that Ray brought that all agreed bodes well for the success of this tournament moving forward.

                                How was Ray's streaming received on your end? I ask for those who did subscribe, and also those who did not subscribe
                                Having know em since he came on scene....I also cut my teeth on Scott Smith. Last event I saw em at this year, I went out of my way to tell him, how much better he has become at his trade, from his first video shoot. Mind you, I have worked with Pat Fleming, also on 3 TV production control trucks, during my hey day and was involved when Earl ran the 10 pack for a Mil....Ray is coming along nicely. Scott could say and get away with ''lets get ready to rumble'' in his heyday. In his prime Scott was to me, the equal of the Announcer that did that in Boxing. His inflection was spot on. Maybe that Ray Ray talk we had about he/Scott the Shot sunkIn.
                                Last edited by Island Drive; 10-23-2019, 12:42 PM.
                                Bill Meacham
                                WBT
                                www.worldbilliardtour.com
                                no link....

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