Players in Chicago / New York / Montreal?

Seb Pauchon

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Hi all,
I’m invited to a board game event in Montreal in April and we (my wife is coming along) were originally planning to land in Chicago, do some sightseeing and maybe play a bit of one-pocket before journeying to Canada.

The situation might change a bit and we’re not sure to land in Chicago anymore, maybe New York or even straight to Montreal.

In any case, are there experienced players in those cities you might know who would be interested in friendly (but serious) 1P sessions? As Tom told me a couple of months back, I need exposure, and he certainly is right, the one-pocket landscape in Switzerland is a rather flat one…

So, any suggestions?

Chicago:
New York:
Montreal:

Thanks in advance
seb
 

ChicagoFats

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Seb,

If you end up in Chicago, there are players at all skill levels that you can match up with. There are some very strong one pocket players that would love to take some of your swiss cheese.

Just give us a day's notice.
 

#Cruncher

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Of the three cities you mentioned, Chicago has the most one-pocket action, by far. One Pocket Ghost would probably be able to match up with you and then steer you into a few players your level based on how you fare with him.
 

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Of the three cities you mentioned, Chicago has the most one-pocket action, by far. One Pocket Ghost would probably be able to match up with you and then steer you into a few players your level based on how you fare with him.
i agree 100%
 

jtompilot

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Hi all,
I’m invited to a board game event in Montreal in April and we (my wife is coming along) were originally planning to land in Chicago, do some sightseeing and maybe play a bit of one-pocket before journeying to Canada.

The situation might change a bit and we’re not sure to land in Chicago anymore, maybe New York or even straight to Montreal.

In any case, are there experienced players in those cities you might know who would be interested in friendly (but serious) 1P sessions? As Tom told me a couple of months back, I need exposure, and he certainly is right, the one-pocket landscape in Switzerland is a rather flat one…

So, any suggestions?

Chicago:
New York:
Montreal:

Thanks in advance
seb
You will have a hard time finding 1P in NYC. SandCastle in Edison NJ has the most 1P in the area. I was recently at six different rooms from NYC to Queens to Brooklyn. I had to beg to get some 1P action.
 

J.R.

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If you should land in Chicago, give me a call @ 773-412-9575. I'm usually available all times after 3 in the afternoon until the sun comes up.
 

brexit

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It’s not his favorite game to play but Sean Morgan at Amsterdam Billiards will gamble 1P and is good action. He runs a few leagues out of the room so is always there.

You will have a hard time finding 1P in NYC. SandCastle in Edison NJ has the most 1P in the area. I was recently at six different rooms from NYC to Queens to Brooklyn. I had to beg to get some 1P action.
 

Seb Pauchon

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Ok, thanks for the feed-back, let's see where we eventually end up.
I'm guessing Montreal is a dead end?

Cheers
seb
 

jtompilot

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It’s not his favorite game to play but Sean Morgan at Amsterdam Billiards will gamble 1P and is good action. He runs a few leagues out of the room so is always there.
I’ll have to remember Sean. I’ll call ahead next time. I did go to Amsterdam but the place was so dead I went to Society to practice.

Gotham has blue Label Diamonds and a day special, 11-6:30 for $16
Skyline has one tight GC and a day special 11-6 for $20
 
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One Pocket Ghost

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Of the three cities you mentioned, Chicago has the most one-pocket action, by far. One Pocket Ghost would probably be able to match up with you and then steer you into a few players your level based on how you fare with him.
Absolutely...Seb, check your messages/conversations.
 
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