I echo Steve, southern hospitality at its finest, thank you Andy and staff!Andy played a hell of a tournament, going undefeated in a tough field! Congratulations to Andy Warren!! He went fairly soft in the calcutta too, even though there were several local bidders who would know him well, so that tells me he shot his best at the right times!!
Congrsrulations to Ben Smith for 2nd place also. I know you set a high standard of play for yourself and in the moment you were a little disappointed in how you played, the rest of us would LOVE to play as bad as you did lol.
The hospitality was amazing, all the way through; I can see why you guys that have been here before were so enthusiastic!
I’d also like to thank “hard luck” Dustin Miller for all the ground work he did leading up to the tournament. Poor Dustin was sitting pretty undefeated when disaster in the form of food poisoning struck and he had to forfeit out.
And again, the grease behind the scenes that keeps things running smoothly, John Crabb took care of running the tournament completely until the last day.
Thank you to all who participated and helped, and congratulations to all the players!! see you next year!!
I matched up with Dave, John, Ben, Chicago Mike, and Fats. Plus a side trip to High Pockets for 9 ball, the Green Room, and back to Buffalo’s. I did go to The Rack in Memphis twice but nothing was happening.Do I get a parachute? How many minutes do I have in the sea? Seems you’re singling me out for torment. Did you and Billie match up? Mitch the Beast?
That having been the case, Dustin and John ought to be considered as the official 1p.o TDs for the MOTs..Congrats to Andy!
Also congrats to Ben, Jay and Jason for the top 4 finish and soon to be pics on the MOT page!
I realize it wasn't a full field of 32 but I must say I am still impressed that you got to Sunday with only 4 and was able to leave at a reasonable hour and not have it go to wee hours of Monday morning, so kudos to Dustin, John and anyone else involved in planning and running it!
Also, thanks Todd for the stream, I was able to catch parts of a couple matches!
They do a great job but it would ideally be nice if we had somebody at the tournament that was capable, but not actually trying to play at the same time. We are very fortunate to have them but I know it’s rough to try to play and run a bracket at the same time. You get a lot of interruptions, which I think are especially not conducive to playing your best One Pocket.That having been the case, Dustin and John ought to be considered as the official 1p.o TDs for the MOTs..
Most of our guys realize how important TDs are to the planning and running of a tournament, but in other events most times their work is almost hidden, and definitely thankless. Good work, lads!
Good point. It never worked for me when I was TD. The only 2 guys I've seen both TD and play well were Tommy Kennedy and Grady Mathews.They do a great job but it would ideally be nice if we had somebody at the tournament that was capable, but not actually trying to play at the same time. We are very fortunate to have them but I know it’s rough to try to play and run a bracket at the same time. You get a lot of interruptions, which I think are especially not conducive to playing your best One Pocket.