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Providence/Boston area $1000 added One Pocket Tournament - Saturday November 6th

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  • #31
    I loaded up some photos from Providence here:

    http://onepocket.smugmug.com/2010-To...14555126_9qGAL

    Joey D, who won the tourney:
    "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
    -- Strawberry Brooks

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    • #32
      More pics from Providence

      Sal, who used to own Action Billiards in Hamden, CT (something like that)



      Another CT player who did well in the tourney



      Shayne 'Kizzy' Cote, who finished third
      "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
      -- Strawberry Brooks

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      • #33
        And more...

        Joe Tucker, who finished 4th (I believe)



        Lady pro Liz, who finished just out of the money



        Ever wonder why they call him 'twister'?



        Don't remember his name, but it might be my favorite photo from the tournament...
        "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
        -- Strawberry Brooks

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        • #34
          nice photos steve.
          geez seems like alot of leftys playing

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          • #35
            Originally posted by lll
            nice photos steve.
            geez seems like alot of leftys playing
            Well, it IS New England...

            Doc

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            • #36
              official results

              Thanks again to everyone who helped make this inaugural event possible, especially Ray McNamara and Snooker's for being such great hosts!!
              btw http://billiardsdigest.com/new_curre...roomsindex.php

              Official results
              1. Joey Dupuis
              2. Steve Booth
              3. Shayne Cote
              4. Joe Tucker
              5. John Ricciardelli
              6. Jim Denegris

              Looking forward to the next one

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              • #37
                Originally posted by twister
                There was one player who was a AA. Steve and I were both 'B' handicaps, and John Smith was a 'A'.

                Who was the AA player?. What spot did AA give A, and A give B?

                - Ghost
                jrhendy: Ghost does come up with shots that others don't see.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by One Pocket Ghost
                  Who was the AA player?. What spot did AA give A, and A give B?

                  - Ghost
                  9-7 between A and B

                  They had Billy Lanna rated AA, although that was originally conceived as a handicap for pro players, in case one or two showed up. Billy happened to be the strongest player there, so he was assigned AA and did his best to carry the pro-level spots. He was a trooper for taking that on. I think next time (there will be a next time, right ?) we would need to put Billy in between the real pros and the A players, to be fair.
                  "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                  -- Strawberry Brooks

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                  • #39
                    I figured Joe Tucker would be AA.

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                    • #40
                      Any handicapping system is likely to have wide interpretation from the players, especially when guys think that they're handicapped at a higher level than they'd like.

                      The A-B-C system is no different. It was used for simplicity's sake. Here locally we added an AA level simply to prevent a genuine touring pro from coming in to steal first place. Most of the players were B's and C's, with a few A's. We've only had a couple of AA's (Nick Vita, Cliff Joyner), and they didn't do very well.

                      The A category was intended for top area players. By "area" we meant a large region, or several states. So an A player is one who is in the top echelon of players over a wide geographical area, not just one room, or one city. Jerry Brock and Gary Abood were both A's. Mike Surber was an A in our first event.

                      The better players in any given locale's room might be B's, whereas the average players would be C's.

                      Doc

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by gulfportdoc
                        Any handicapping system is likely to have wide interpretation from the players, especially when guys think that they're handicapped at a higher level than they'd like.

                        The A-B-C system is no different. It was used for simplicity's sake. Here locally we added an AA level simply to prevent a genuine touring pro from coming in to steal first place. Most of the players were B's and C's, with a few A's. We've only had a couple of AA's (Nick Vita, Cliff Joyner), and they didn't do very well.

                        The A category was intended for top area players. By "area" we meant a large region, or several states. So an A player is one who is in the top echelon of players over a wide geographical area, not just one room, or one city. Jerry Brock and Gary Abood were both A's. Mike Surber was an A in our first event.

                        The better players in any given locale's room might be B's, whereas the average players would be C's.

                        Doc
                        Doc, by your guidelines, it sounds like we were all overrated, lol. One problem we had here is that since New England is not a hot spot for One Pocket, many of the players don't have that much experience with the game, so even though we know kind of where they stand for 9-ball, etc., it was a little harder to judge their One Pocket. You don't want to rate these guys too low, because they sure do have lots of firepower, and also, you never quite know just what they truly do or don't know about the game until it comes down to the cash, really -- and some of them catch on awfully fast anyway.
                        "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                        -- Strawberry Brooks

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by jtompilot
                          I figured Joe Tucker would be AA.
                          Joe finished 4th as an A player. He sure has the potential to be higher rated, but he hasn't focused the kind of attention on One Pocket that he has on other games. Maybe this will begin to change now!
                          "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
                          -- Strawberry Brooks

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