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Old 06-20-2019, 02:53 AM
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65 seems like an entirely fair cut off point for a senior age bracket. The fact that I turn 65 in July has nothing to do with my opinion. I might even travel to Houston for this, but if Chris will host at California Billiards, I'm all in.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:48 AM
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Two more thoughts.

You could have a high finish super senior bonus for a little extra incentive. I think our true seniors are what make this event special!

Also please don’t shoot me Bill but I wonder about approaching Ray Hansen for the senior tournament — and yes I know that means a PPV stream. But I believe Ray has shown interest and he might also be good at drawing in some more senior players and added money. And you can’t question the quality of Rays streams — he has a grip on it.

I mean if you can’t make the game of One Pocket work for a senior tournament then... we’re just not approaching it right yet.

Grady was so good at his Legends events pulling people out of “retirement” for terrific lineups. I think this can happen. I mean it would be great to draw out Jack Cooney for example. And who else for retired legends are over 65? I know Keith Thompson is another one and he wants to play.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:34 AM
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[QUOTE=NH Steve;259461]Two more thoughts.

You could have a high finish super senior bonus for a little extra incentive. I think our true seniors are what make this event special!

Also please donít shoot me Bill but I wonder about approaching Ray Hansen for the senior tournament ó and yes I know that means a PPV stream. But I believe Ray has shown interest and he might also be good at drawing in some more senior players and added money. And you canít question the quality of Rays streams ó he has a grip on it.

I mean if you canít make the game of One Pocket work for a senior tournament then... weíre just not approaching it right yet.

Grady was so good at his Legends events pulling people out of ďretirementĒ for terrific lineups. I think this can happen. I mean it would be great to draw out Jack Cooney for example. And who else for retired legends are over 65? I know Keith Thompson is another one and he wants to play.[/QUOTE]

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And for those thinking they can attend being younger, tell em. If they can get Uncle Sam to pay em SS before that w/o health issues giving em early pay then we might consider em/Might/maybe .
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:58 PM
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Steve, I donít care if Ray does it. I was asked to do it last year but the other half of the equation last year had his own agenda. Itís a big expense for me and a long way to travel. I wasnít planning on going. The players that showed up at this event are the whose whoís of road hustlers during the days.
As far as people who get SS checks for being disabled, I got mine at 62 not knowing I could have gotten it when I was 52. Of course during those years I could barely walk, not even to play pool. Itís tough getting SS. Took me about four years with an attorney. The judge at mine granted mine at the hearing berating the SS doctors for isolating individual days instead of overall abilities.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:03 AM
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I hope this event continues this year, but I understand the business concerns. Sponsorship might be a viable option, and I can think of several: Geritol, Viagra, Preparation H, etc. In my case prize money is a moot question anyway, but is a pleasure every year to be around so many great players, and watch them run over me. I always learn something new, if only I could remember it.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:55 AM
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