Late Edition: Mkbtank Derby Report

Mkbtank

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What a great time at the derby this year. Great to see our 1p.org crew as usual, and there were many of us. Crab man, Cincy, chicagofats, ChicagoMike, Hardmix, Johnnytronic and his lovely wife, chicagoMike, Jerry, poolandpokerman (Tom), Bernie, Catkins, KollegeDave, Miller, Col Bille, JR, JB, Peter, and I know I missing a few.

ACTION:
I arrived Saturday and was immediately set upon by Crabbcatjohn, who had talked me into giving up 9/7-10/8. We played a race to 3 and I got lucky to get the cheese. That set was probably the best I played all week. I feel like the longer I am at Derby the more hesitant my stroke becomes using those cueballs. Crazy I know. Sometime after that ChicagoFats and I matched up a couple times and he took it easy on me since I don’t think he slept the entire derby. As Chincykid mentioned we also locked horns. Also Luckily as he mentioned he scratched a million times which is likely the only reason I faded the spot he talked me into lol. I was also able to hit some with Johnnytronic (I escaped even) and Johnny from Memphis who shoots straight as well as rifle fast (Even but doesn’t count since we didn’t gamble lol). Also got to sweat some 25k a game 1p and Tommy Medina getting 13-4 from Alex for big money.



Tournament play:

1st match I played a guy who Cincy knows who apparently owns a pool room in Ohio. Nice guy and he shot very straight but I was banking really well and moved well enough to get the win. Second match I played our own Col Bille. Bille really took his time and looked at every option before shooting. In addition to making good choices he executed very well when he did pull the trigger. It was 2-1 him when I had 2 chances to pocket easy balls to take the match to Hill-Hill and I dogged both shots. One being Ball in hand with three balls out in the open. Ugh. That said, Bille deserved the win as he was the better player! Bille your work with Mary is really paying off and was a pleasure to watch! Bought back in. Last match I played Cam Salim. A German monster young gun who beat Danny Smith last year for 40K. I figured he doesn’t know 1P so I would squeeze and frustrate him into taking bad shots. Didn’t happen. To his credit he played incredibly patiently. I did have him in the dentist chair (heh) with a 5-2 lead the first game and balls heading uptable. That game took an hour because he refused to take a flier! Anytime he got a bank or shot he drained it and he actually came back to win the game 8-5. Second game he had a 2-0 lead when he left me a bank which I made and ran a 5 (my highlight of the match lol). I ended up winning that game. 1-1. Next two games he just played super patiently and never missed a ball and beat me 3-1. Nice guy though and fun match.



The venue:
Only downside for me was the smoke. The casino is now right outside the main tournament room and is smoking so I did have a sore throat by the end. Aside from that I liked the food (New Pho place was great) and had no issues with the tournament at all. I’m grateful it exists. Again he highlight for me is spending time with all the Bro’s I have met on this site. What a fantastic time! If you have never been it is a must for Pool fans. There were plenty of action tables available this year also.
 

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Nice write up Mitch!

The guy you played first round owns a pool room in northern KY (not Ohio) but close enough. :)

Jason Scherer (spelling?), He is a good guy and a good room:

Only has 4 9' foot diamonds but they are all new and play good IMO. It's where they have had 2 of the Junior Derby things, where its the same format as DCC but 18 and under only...pretty cool.
 

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Nice write up Mitch!

The guy you played first round owns a pool room in northern KY (not Ohio) but close enough. :)

Jason Scherer (spelling?), He is a good guy and a good room:

Only has 4 9' foot diamonds but they are all new and play good IMO. It's where they have had 2 of the Junior Derby things, where its the same format as DCC but 18 and under only...pretty cool.
ahh!! Sure nice guy.
 

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lol... you played Fats Saturday on that free table before playing me with me sitting there watching... Then we played later on by the game not a race. Although you are right about one thing... after the first 4 or 5 games once you broke my serve you shot great. I really need to practice more than 2 days the month before I show up to these things but I dont think I can beat the Mitch I played the last hour regardless... well done..
 

Mkbtank

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lol... you played Fats Saturday on that free table before playing me with me sitting there watching... Then we played later on by the game not a race. Although you are right about one thing... after the first 4 or 5 games once you broke my serve you shot great. I really need to practice more than 2 days the month before I show up to these things but I dont think I can beat the Mitch I played the last hour regardless... well done..
ha! My bad. Thanks for straightening out the timing. And thanks. Always a pleasure to see you man.
 

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Nice write up Mitch!

The guy you played first round owns a pool room in northern KY (not Ohio) but close enough. :)

Jason Scherer (spelling?), He is a good guy and a good room:

Only has 4 9' foot diamonds but they are all new and play good IMO. It's where they have had 2 of the Junior Derby things, where its the same format as DCC but 18 and under only...pretty cool.
It always blows my mind when a room owner will go to the trouble and expense of putting out a website, but then not saying what city they're in!!.....o_O Here, the street address is listed, but not the city!
 

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It always blows my mind when a room owner will go to the trouble and expense of putting out a website, but then not saying what city they're in!!.....o_O Here, the street address is listed, but not the city!
How bout this doc, in our city on the even numbered addressed buildings on the S. side of our E/W streets down town, some of the address's are Odd numbers....Huh :). The way I grew up, even on one side, odd on the other, in every state. Go figure :). But during the gold rush/Cripple Creek days, I guess money talked in the 1800's :). Our town actually had more people living here a century ago than now, we are still under 4,000 residents.
 

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How bout this doc, in our city on the even numbered addressed buildings on the S. side of our E/W streets down town, some of the address's are Odd numbers....Huh :). The way I grew up, even on one side, odd on the other, in every state. Go figure :). But during the gold rush/Cripple Creek days, I guess money talked in the 1800's :). Our town actually had more people living here a century ago than now, we are still under 4,000 residents.

That's a very unusual situation for the population to be less than it was a hundred years ago, isn't it? I was meaning to ask you if you ever get over to the SuperMax ADX Prison Florence, where El Chapo is staying, to visit and roam around in there. Chapo is still able to post on our message board sometimes, but hasn't done so in a while. I still don't want to ever cross him, however...
 

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Great write up Mitch! Still hung up on Pho,huh??? LOL! Hope we can get together in Philly again this year.
 

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That's a very unusual situation for the population to be less than it was a hundred years ago, isn't it? I was meaning to ask you if you ever get over to the SuperMax ADX Prison Florence, where El Chapo is staying, to visit and roam around in there. Chapo is still able to post on our message board sometimes, but hasn't done so in a while. I still don't want to ever cross him, however...
I actually mentioned that to one of my buddies thinking he was at SM. He said he's NOT at Supermax, but another Federal facility on my side of the river, about 6 miles south towards Wetmore. We have easily over a dozen prisons in our area along the AK river. Closer to twenty I heard. If you were ever to get out, you have two choices, stay where the water is, or risk it in the desert. No real good places to hide so to speak.
 

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Not sure if anyone enjoys DCC as much as you, fun report. Thanks.

But who won the Alex Medina action?
 

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Sounds like it was a great time Mitch - one thing to think about - the cyclops balls seem to play the same or at least very similar - so order a cue ball & practice with it the month before derby from now on. That's my plan since they came out with a new cue ball last year. Hope to see you in Chi town!
 

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When I lost my matches I could just walk a few feet to the Black Jack table and get even..............yeah right.........The new set up with the casino and food courts being so close by made the trip pretty cool but only if they could keep the People Mover working. It was out of order for most of the trip.
 

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Thanks for the kind words Mitch...I got lucky you missed hat 5 ball...
 
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