- Apr 23, 2004
I’ve never been to Michaels but I like the idea. Mike Medley has been a good guy for pool for years. He also has a neat display of Cowboy Dennis’s poem
The sooner the better! People want to make their vacation plans and knowing where this will be is essential!
The Hall of Fame Dinner will occur on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Buffalo's on Bloomfield in New Orleans. Nearest/Best Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites, New Orleans Elmwood (855) 479-0732. 5150 Mounes St. Harahan, LA 70123. This hotel is literally walking distance to the pool room. Many restaurants around and abundant parking.More about dates and this may require some strategery on Steve’s part….
Whenever it was….four or five years ago, there was a long thread where we came up with the recurring dates. Lots of input and ideas – some good, some batshit crazy, etc. The synopsis is that we ultimately came up with the first full weekend of June (meaning Friday – Sunday) for two main reasons: (1) opposite side of the calendar from DCC, and (2) cheaper travel before summer airfare rates, hotel rates, etc. kick in…..
This may need to be reconsidered. The reason: HOF Event and Dinner.
ICBW, but I was thinking that Joe (brlongarm) had set things up so the HOF Dinner can take place at the same time as Buffalo’s now that DCC gave us the boot. If my assumption on this is correct, we might need to look at the dates – isn’t Buffalo’s May 21 - 24? That might make our recurring June dates bunk.
Just something to throw out there and consider….
You can nominate -- but what we really need for each room is a member committed to being our local liaison and advocate for the room. That means you are the go-between for onepocket.org and the room owner, unless the room owner is also a member here and wants to jump in. In fact Chris Swart, owner of CA Billiards is a member here. But if you want to take leadership for Lacy's for sure, that would be great!! You can for CA Billiards too, or contact Chris Swart (well either way you need to contact the owners, because that is part of the job).I’ve put in for vacation for the dates. Can I nominate two rooms? I’d like to nominate Lacy’s and California Billiards. It just doesn’t get any better than those two rooms
When nominating a room, please try to include the following:
- Name of the room with contact info (address, phone, website or FB if they have one)
- How many tables will be dedicated for tournament use?
- Does the room offer any food/snacks? Alcohol?
- Is the smoking or non-smoking?
- Give us an idea on how far away it is from the closest airport, other restaurants, hotels, etc.
- Are there any special rates offered by a certain hotel if we mention the room or event?
- What is the amount of green fees? (if applicable)
- Will there be any money added? (this is not mandatory, just an option if the room owner would like to)
- Anything else you think would be good information to know about the room or area
16 tables is nice but if we have less it just means we have to start earlier on Friday. Because the bottom line is we need to finish within schedule Sunday evening (which we did in Philly -- thank you Jeanne!). To do that we need to be at certain points Friday night end of matches and Saturday night end of matches. Of course that is based on 3/3 double elimination. So when it comes to voting, the number of tables will effect the schedule and keep that in mind in your voting.
So far we have been to:
New Orleans area (Lacey's)
California (California Billiards)
I think any location could go on the ballot, given that we have already crossed the country east west north south so to speak.
One other thing is that for any nomination we need someone -- presumably the one doing the nominating -- to be the advocate/local representative to obtain answers to member questions to ensure full information to make decisions, and most importantly to verify with the room owner that this works for them, and also to be a bit of a onepocket.org liaison with the room and the local players in the region around that room!!
Dee obviously has a handle on things up there. He saw his elderly players suffering to play his tournament, recognized it was a problem and is fixing it.I prefer to go where there are diamond tables...…jmho. and no bullshit like not letting a game go on/or a guy hit balls next to a table being played on....wtf?
[at some point there needs to be a reasonable/practical discussion about how to get the tourney done in three days. philly was a light turn-out and exception to not going till dawn (a saturday night game was still cut off)..... think there might be something to 3/2 and going back to 3 at the tail end of the losers side like they did at michaels recently...]