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View Poll Results: Which poolroom should we hold our 2019 MOT at?
Bluegrass Billiards, in Philly 22 64.71%
Michael's Billiards in Cincinati (Fairfield, OH) 12 35.29%
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:56 PM
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Here was my initial post on Michaels:

I finally had a chance to speak to Michael yesterday on my drive home from work and as Steve pointed out in another thread he is interested in being considered for hosting our tourney next year!

I am sure I will leave some stuff out but here are the things I know:

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https://www.michaelsbilliards.com/

- Open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday (there is always action to be had at all levels)

- They only have (11) 9' Diamond tables which he said 10 are good to use for the tourney. However, he said in most of the tourneys, the magic number for 32 players is 8 tables. I told him we usually use more and sometimes matches can run longer so the more we can get the better. Is 10 enough for our tourney?

- $15 green fees would cover us for the entire tourney.

- It's non-smoking (everywhere in Ohio)

- Calcutta is ok!

- They have finger foods, hot sandwiches, drinks at the counter but there are also lots of places close by to eat at as well.

- about 40-45 minutes from CVG Airport

- There are several hotels within a few miles of the pool room and I think most average about $80-$100 a night. I will see if there is any chance on getting a special rate at one of them.

- Goldy has his cameras set up in there so I am sure we would have the stream part covered, not sure whats all involved in getting a booth set up and going for commentary.

- Locals will do a lot of bank ring games and by the rail games for those interested in bumps as well.

- They also have a 3 cushion table (not heated), a 10 footer and a bunch of bar tables. They have 2 or 3 of the 9 footer tables with tighter pockets that he only allows one pocket to be played on so we could use these for finals, etc.


I think that's all I have for now, but as long as we can make due with 10 tables, we can add Michael's to the poll for voting!

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Since then I think he said he has 12 tables now that would be usable for the event.
He no longer has the 10' table and he told me he has 13 9' tables now. Apparently a mix of red and blue label Diamonds but the red ones have been re-cushioned to the blue setups.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:51 PM
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I booked rooms at Sheraton Hotel - about a block away from Blue Grass Billiards - 6 nights for $530. Priceline.com


Lots of historical places to visit in area. Looking forward to a philly cheese steak at Campo's
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:14 PM
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I booked rooms at Sheraton Hotel - about a block away from Blue Grass Billiards - 6 nights for $530. Priceline.com





Lots of historical places to visit in area. Looking forward to a philly cheese steak at Campo's

Thatís Fantastic, Robert! Two other things in case we do end up in Philly..

1.I am going to get a round of golf together on Thursday or Friday am for anyone who likes. There are some nice courses not too far and we should have a great time!

2.My wife is likely going to put together a ďSpa outingĒ on Saturday for any of the wives who come to town if they would like. Figured that would be nice for them
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Thatís Fantastic, Robert! Two other things in case we do end up in Philly..

1.I am going to get a round of golf together on Thursday or Friday am for anyone who likes. There are some nice courses not too far and we should have a great time!

2.My wife is likely going to put together a ďSpa outingĒ on Saturday for any of the wives who come to town if they would like. Figured that would be nice for them
Game on sir. Lizz and I are in!!
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:48 PM
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Default Proposed 1p.org host for 2019 BlueGrass Billiards in Philly!

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Hey guys, anyone know the distance from the closest major airport, lodging and etc.?


PHL international Airport is about 16 miles away, Jerry.

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Here was my initial post on Michaels:

I finally had a chance to speak to Michael yesterday on my drive home from work and as Steve pointed out in another thread he is interested in being considered for hosting our tourney next year!

I am sure I will leave some stuff out but here are the things I know:

Website:
https://www.michaelsbilliards.com/

- Open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday (there is always action to be had at all levels)

- They only have (11) 9' Diamond tables which he said 10 are good to use for the tourney. However, he said in most of the tourneys, the magic number for 32 players is 8 tables. I told him we usually use more and sometimes matches can run longer so the more we can get the better. Is 10 enough for our tourney?

- $15 green fees would cover us for the entire tourney.

- It's non-smoking (everywhere in Ohio)

- Calcutta is ok!

- They have finger foods, hot sandwiches, drinks at the counter but there are also lots of places close by to eat at as well.

- about 40-45 minutes from CVG Airport

- There are several hotels within a few miles of the pool room and I think most average about $80-$100 a night. I will see if there is any chance on getting a special rate at one of them.

- Goldy has his cameras set up in there so I am sure we would have the stream part covered, not sure whats all involved in getting a booth set up and going for commentary.

- Locals will do a lot of bank ring games and by the rail games for those interested in bumps as well.

- They also have a 3 cushion table (not heated), a 10 footer and a bunch of bar tables. They have 2 or 3 of the 9 footer tables with tighter pockets that he only allows one pocket to be played on so we could use these for finals, etc.


I think that's all I have for now, but as long as we can make due with 10 tables, we can add Michael's to the poll for voting!

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Since then I think he said he has 12 tables now that would be usable for the event.
Clarification- Michaelís would like to be considered for next year, not this year?
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Clarification- Michael’s would like to be considered for next year, not this year?
This year for sure that is why they are on the ballot.

Cincy was quoting a post he made LAST YEAR about considering Michaels. Since this post, Michaels has sold off the 10' Diamond table, and has added pool tables so now they have 13, plus two three-cushion tables.
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This year for sure that is why they are on the ballot.

Cincy was quoting a post he made LAST YEAR about considering Michaels. Since this post, Michaels has sold off the 10' Diamond table, and has added pool tables so now they have 13, plus two three-cushion tables.
Got it thanks.
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This year for sure that is why they are on the ballot.

Cincy was quoting a post he made LAST YEAR about considering Michaels. Since this post, Michaels has sold off the 10' Diamond table, and has added pool tables so now they have 13, plus two three-cushion tables.
That's cool. I didnt know they had added tables. That number of tables would make it considerably easier for the yearly MOT. And although I prefer Gold crowns. I know quite a few prefer the Diamonds. As that is a well known bank/ gambling room, i bet they are all set up nice too.
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Iím not voting because I donít know if I will be able to travel by then. If I were to vote, I would vote for Cincinnati because of their chili. Plus they have an excellent German town with authentic German beer and food. Just sayin. But then again, Iíve never been to philly and to see a lot of my countries history would be exciting. How much does it cost to ring the bell?
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