John Rizzo & James Christopher are riding with me... They called me today and expressed their desire to play in the 1st Inagural Onepocket.org Classic...
So, if there are no objections, they would like to make the trip...
I realize they have not posted often, but they are members and I will vouch for both of them being stand up guys... Most of you guys already know them, and both have been in and around the game for over 50 years...
...and several "maybes" plus a handful I consider probables who haven't checked in yet.
Where are you Joey A, Dr. Bill, Fireman KC, OnePocketSmitty, Straightback?
The wife and I are now planning on driving and take some time to visit some places on our way there. I'm sure I will be completely out of stroke by the time we get to NO so that will give you the opportunity to take advantage of me and get even.
Either way I hope you get over your health issues and can make the trip. I enjoyed your company.
As far as the get together goes I hope that we decide to have a dinner sometime or maybe like someone suggested that we should have a dinner break for a couple of hours on Saturday. This would give us time to mingle with all of the members there. Or have the dinner on Friday evening, more time to get to know each other.
Guys, keep in mind that Lacy's Cue is neither instituting nor promoting this tournament. It is not a Lacy's Cue event per se. So let's not presume to ask Frank to do any of the work. He's generous enough to allow us to have the event there. He's donating the table time, early opening, and service to us.
IMO either JTomPilot or Jeff Sparks would be logical choices to accept the money if we are having pre-paid spots. Both are trustworthy. Jim lives in N.O., and Jeff was the one to initiate this tournament concept.
I agree that Jim or Jeff are good choices for this. Someone should step up rather soon. I prefer either of these two gents.
In the event that they both decline, I will offer to receive the entry fees, hold the funds in escrow, and report entries promptly on the forum. I understand if you wish to select someone else, I prefer other than myself, I'm just trying to help get this wagon further along.
Any chance of talking David Richardson into coming? He has made himself our #1 Honorary Member.
Would Rizzo be willing to receive the entry fees for us again, if we decide for sure to pay in advance?
You're the man Dave....
I nominate Dancin Disco Dave for treasurer...
I second the nomination...
I move that nominations cease...
You're elected Dave, now post your address so all those interested in playing can send you a personal check or money order for $100.00
For real folks, If Dave says he will keep up with it and post players names as he receives the funds, that's what he will do... He a good man to have on the job. Thanks Dave
I just extended your invitation to David Richardson over the phone and he was deeply honored to receive it... He said that it really makes him feel good to get a special invitation and that he was 75% sure he could make it... He will try his best to clear those dates and be there...
I will have to finalize my schedule but would like to attend. I live in town and hope to be able to make it.
Pencil me in as the next person, even if it were alternate.
I would like to add that this is a gorgeous smoke free pool room with good food and great, open atmosphere.
I just spoke with Rizzo. He thinks it would be out of line for him to accept the entry fees.
More appropriate to get Frank at Lacey's to handle