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Old 10-22-2015, 12:48 AM
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Is there no tournament this year? If yes. When? If no, why?
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:01 AM
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Is there no tournament this year? If yes. When? If no, why?
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No tournament this year.

Because the promoter loses money hauling in enough Diamonds for 9' events.

There is a small possibility that there might be one next year.

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Old 10-22-2015, 09:04 AM
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Maybe they will have it on a bar table.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:53 PM
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No tournament this year.

Because the promoter loses money hauling in enough Diamonds for 9' events.

There is a small possibility that there might be one next year.

You're welcome.

Lou Figueroa
Thanks Lou. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Why don't the have in an established Pool Room? Does it have to be in a Hotel ballroom?
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:30 AM
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Maybe they will have it on a bar table.
Hey, don't laugh. I made some money playing 1 pocket in Lincoln City last weekend!
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:04 AM
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We know Mark Griffin -- who is the US Open One Pocket promoter -- supports One Pocket. I am not so sure about some of the others at CSI though. I think for some of them, the schedule issues are more of their main complaint rather than the 9' tables. I think from the schedule naysayer's perspective they consider blocking for 3 hour matches bad enough, but when you have some that run 4 or 5 hours between the uptable play and the painfully slow deliberation for many shots, with all the multiple events they try to squeeze into those tournament weeks -- that is their main complaint.

Was it the last US Open One Pocket that also had a power outage during a Corey Deuel match that made Corey's slow play look even worse because of the power interruption?

Given that, why not move the US Open One Pocket out to a poolroom that would really appreciate it, so the One Pocket people (of which there are quite a few) could bask in the most beautiful cue game on earth with a strong field of international contenders.

Or if they want to keep it in the big CSI tournament weeks, why not invest in a few shot clocks to make an effort to specifically do something about those few players and those few games that are the ones that cause the most schedule problems??
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:35 AM
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We know Mark Griffin -- who is the US Open One Pocket promoter -- supports One Pocket. I am not so sure about some of the others at CSI though. I think for some of them, the schedule issues are more of their main complaint rather than the 9' tables. I think from the schedule naysayer's perspective they consider blocking for 3 hour matches bad enough, but when you have some that run 4 or 5 hours between the uptable play and the painfully slow deliberation for many shots, with all the multiple events they try to squeeze into those tournament weeks -- that is their main complaint.

Was it the last US Open One Pocket that also had a power outage during a Corey Deuel match that made Corey's slow play look even worse because of the power interruption?

Given that, why not move the US Open One Pocket out to a poolroom that would really appreciate it, so the One Pocket people (of which there are quite a few) could bask in the most beautiful cue game on earth with a strong field of international contenders.

Or if they want to keep it in the big CSI tournament weeks, why not invest in a few shot clocks to make an effort to specifically do something about those few players and those few games that are the ones that cause the most schedule problems??
Excellent input Steve..I just can't believe, that as much as Mark loves one pocket, he will allow the Open to just fade away, or become a 2nd tier event !.. Sure wish he would drop by with his thoughts on the matter
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:42 AM
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I think it's a shame they aren't having it, but at the same time, I get it. Moving it to a premier pool room is a very good idea, but, and I am not an expert, but I think that would make it even harder for a promoter to make money. There are economics behind all of it.

I don't know if the main complaint is the 9 foot table or not, either from the player or promoter perspective.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:59 AM
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We know Mark Griffin -- who is the US Open One Pocket promoter -- supports One Pocket. I am not so sure about some of the others at CSI though. I think for some of them, the schedule issues are more of their main complaint rather than the 9' tables. I think from the schedule naysayer's perspective they consider blocking for 3 hour matches bad enough, but when you have some that run 4 or 5 hours between the uptable play and the painfully slow deliberation for many shots, with all the multiple events they try to squeeze into those tournament weeks -- that is their main complaint.

Was it the last US Open One Pocket that also had a power outage during a Corey Deuel match that made Corey's slow play look even worse because of the power interruption?

Given that, why not move the US Open One Pocket out to a poolroom that would really appreciate it, so the One Pocket people (of which there are quite a few) could bask in the most beautiful cue game on earth with a strong field of international contenders.

Or if they want to keep it in the big CSI tournament weeks, why not invest in a few shot clocks to make an effort to specifically do something about those few players and those few games that are the ones that cause the most schedule problems??
A pool hall seems like the way to go, if cost is the issue. Somewhere with plenty of room, lots of parking, and reasonably priced hotels would seem ideal.

Over the summer, there was a thread on AZB about a guy who opened up a new, gigantic pool room in Statesville, NC. All Diamonds, 16 nine footers. And the owner seems eager to host significant tournaments. He seems to have thought it out pretty well; e.g., having bar tables that he can move to create seating for big events. http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=395298 But it's an hour drive from Charlotte (on the other hand, it's easy to get to Charlotte).

I'm sure there are other places. Mike Page from Fargo Billiards might be interested. http://www.fargobilliards.com/
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:47 AM
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One of the ideas we have talked about is to run a series of qualifiers. That would spread out the engagement to different parts of the country (and world, because they are interested too!!), and it would keep the process OPEN, yet it would make the finals portion of the tournament more manageable.
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