Derby City Classic challenge thread

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Mitch knows me, he knows I have the game right. Ask Mitch

Nope. I don't. Do it? I only remember your start a while back and Rob's comments. Anyone good enough to play in the hackers weekly ring game has to play pretty well. Glad you two made up btw :). Funny. Around here everybody says I need 8-7. But I'll still try you even.

There's a difference between a trapper and a gamer. I'd say I'm the latter. I'm not good enough to trap anyone. I am getting better thanks to this site, but I'm no killer. But I do love to match up.

Lmk if you'd like to play Bobby Tworails.
 
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If Mitch wants some I will stick my neck out and play some too. Hacker says Mitch is smart.:D

Everybody's a comedian 😇😇😁

You're the only guy at the Derby I'm askeered of John. 😢. 9-7 I'll try you though.
 

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i'll see you at the Derby, we can figure it out there, Rob and I will play you and Tom some with 8-7 though.
 

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i'll see you at the Derby, we can figure it out there, Rob and I will play you and Tom some with 8-7 though.

No thanks to the partners game. I always prefer singles. Looking forward to meeting you also and matching up!
 

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Mitch

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Only six weeks till derby... ain't no way you have to give up 8 to 7.

I do agree with John H. with the crew that's going...I am sure there will be some libations and stories...

B
 

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Booked Derby

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I booked a room from Thursday the 21st through the following Sunday the 31st....signed up for all three events...sigh...yes I signed up for 9 ball...

Really starting to get excited about seeing all of my buddies from onepocket.org and making a few more...

Just so everyone knows, I have kept and plan to keep practicing 4 hours a day until Derby...My hope is to finish top 30 in each event...Hell I have to, 1600 down and have not hit a ball yet...

Bille

PS for those that don't have it...228-265-1394, I am ready to play...
 

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I do agree with John H. with the crew that's going...I am sure there will be some libations and stories!...

B
Every year while you social-butterflies :p are spending hours in the bar tippling, telling stories/(tall tales :rolleyes:) giggling and playing grab-ass with each other :lol.....I'm in action gambling, or trying to get action...:heh
 
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Just so everyone knows, I have kept and plan to keep practicing 4 hours a day until Derby...My hope is to finish top 30 in each event...Hell I have to, 1600 down and have not hit a ball yet...

Bille

PS for those that don't have it...228-265-1394, I am ready to play...
Bille, if you want to get tuned up a little for all those sharpies up North, just give me a call...

~Doc
 

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Hi guys, this is Disco Dave from Houston. I recently joined this site after sweating the Super Seniors tournament. I've enjoyed reading your posts and met some of you in Houston (I was wearing a brown serape).

I have just made my reservations for one pocket at the derby. I have reservations to stay at the casino (24th through 28th). I don't expect to do particularly well since I may not be that good but since the price for playing vs just spectating is a wash and I've never been, I've opted for participating.

I sure would like to meet up with you guys, sweat your challenges and maybe try some games/matches with you ... just because.

Other questions...I pretty much am used to playing only on gold crowns. Bogie's does have a red-label Diamond ProAm and I have ordered a set of Cyclop balls to practice on it with. Is the red label comparable to the tables at the Derby?

At Thanksgiving I visited relatives in OK City and played some on the Diamonds at Jamaica Joe's. I had a lot of difficulty with my side to side banks going too short and had no confidence in them, although my up-down banks did okay.

Any good advice on table prep for the Derby? Practice on Bogie's Diamond or stick with Gold Crowns? For sure I will start practicing with the Cyclop balls.

Also, I am driving to the event from Houston. It is a 15-hour trip so I plan to make it in 2 days. Halfway point is between Little Rock and Memphis. Which location should I select to hole up for the night and perhaps find a good room to play if I have any energy? Any pointers on pool rooms at either location?

Thanks in advance for any input.

Dave
 
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Hi guys, this is Disco Dave from Houston. I recently joined this site after sweating the Super Seniors tournament. I've enjoyed reading your posts and met some of you in Houston (I was wearing a brown serape).

I have just made my reservations for one pocket at the derby. I have reservations to stay at the casino (24th through 28th). I don't expect to do particularly well since I may not be that good but since the price for playing vs just spectating is a wash and I've never been, I've opted for participating.

I sure would like to meet up with you guys, sweat your challenges and maybe try some games/matches with you ... just because.

Other questions...I pretty much am used to playing only on gold crowns. Bogie's does have a red-label Diamond ProAm and I have ordered a set of Cyclop balls to practice on it with. Is the red label comparable to the tables at the Derby?

At Thanksgiving I visited relatives in OK City and played some on the Diamonds at Jamaica Joe's. I had a lot of difficulty with my side to side banks going too short and had no confidence in them, although my up-down banks did okay.

Any good advice on table prep for the Derby? Practice on Bogie's Diamond or stick with Gold Crowns? For sure I will start practicing with the Cyclop balls.

Also, I am driving to the event from Houston. It is a 15-hour trip so I plan to make it in 2 days. Halfway point is between Little Rock and Memphis. Which location should I select to hole up for the night and perhaps find a good room to play if I have any energy? Any pointers on pool rooms at either location?

Thanks in advance for any input.

Dave
Welcome to the forums Dave!

I am about in the same boat as far as not doing too well since I don't get to play on a real table but a few times per year. I am limited to playing one pocket on virtual pool 4 on my computer which by the way, there are a few guys from Houston that I play with in that game that play one pocket pretty snazzy :)

But like you said, the entry vs spectator fees aren't that big of a difference so why not have some fun...

I played on Gold Crowns exclusively for years and they still may be my favorite table however most of the pool rooms now have Diamonds and I think the biggest difference for me is just that the pockets are tighter and they seem to bank pretty true.

On a side note, I didn't even think about the cyclops balls. Are they for sure going to be used at the derby and also besides the funky colors, do they play any differently?

I cant comment on your other questions but I am sure there are some folks here that can.

Have a safe trip and see you there!
 

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Welcome Dave. Glad to hear that you (and the Cincy Kid) are joining our 1p.org contingent at the Derby. The more the merrier! You will have a blast!! I posted a thread last week about switching to Diamond tables, that should have the insight that you are looking for regarding the equipment. Look forward to meeting you gents there. Mitch
 

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Im officially in!

Im officially in!

Just finished paying my entry fee, book it Danno!

See you guys there ~
 

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Welcome to the forums Dave!

I played on Gold Crowns exclusively for years and they still may be my favorite table however most of the pool rooms now have Diamonds and I think the biggest difference for me is just that the pockets are tighter and they seem to bank pretty true.

On a side note, I didn't even think about the cyclops balls. Are they for sure going to be used at the derby and also besides the funky colors, do they play any differently?
I'm used to tight pockets at Bogie's...[DD]

Event Flyer States that Diamond "Smart" Tables will be used as well as Cyclop balls. What are the "Smart" Tables and how are they different from ProAm?...[DD]
 

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Well, since Bill Sczbill threw me a challenge and we are confirmed (if he attends), we will be in action.

I figured I would start this thread for anyone who wants to challenge or negotiate a match during the Derby with anyone else from the site.

Don't be shy boys. Let's mix it up!!
Hi All,

I will be arriving at the DCC on Friday the 22nd to Sat. the 30th, I prefer not to commit ahead of time, if you want to play some cheap one pocket ($20) I have a ring side seat at the tv table #27 stop in to say hello, maybe we can make a game at that time.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

John
 

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Speaking of which, is there a certain area where you all will be hanging out for some of the time? How will we know who is from the forums and get to meet up?
 

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if you stake out the ice cream shop, and watch for grey beards frequenting it, you will find a couple of us... or just look for a table full of people laughing their butts off is another way...

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Hi All,

I will be arriving at the DCC on Friday the 22nd to Sat. the 30th, I prefer not to commit ahead of time, if you want to play some cheap one pocket ($20) I have a ring side seat at the tv table #27 stop in to say hello, maybe we can make a game at that time.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

John
looking forward to seeing you john. after that super seniors performance could be a tough match up :).

i'd enjoy rolling them around with you if our schedules and table availability permits.
 

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Speaking of which, is there a certain area where you all will be hanging out for some of the time? How will we know who is from the forums and get to meet up?

The "Action Room" has always been at the top of the escalator nearest the main entrance of the main floor tournament area. Several 1 P org guys likely to be in there almost anytime (unless there's a new layout this year for some reason.)
 
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