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Raodwarior
02-10-2006, 02:34 PM
The wife and I will be out therre from Friday to Sunday anyone else going to be around??

Dana Bufalo
02-10-2006, 03:02 PM
The wife and I will be out therre from Friday to Sunday anyone else going to be around??
I'll be there from Thursday to Sunday helping Mike Zuglan out with this event.., look me up and say hello. Dana Bufalo

Travis Bickle
02-10-2006, 06:02 PM
Would love to go ... and almost can because the major condition has been met:

a) Wife is busy out of town.:)

Other condition is almost as tricky, though:

b) I have care of 2 1/2-year-old twins for the weekend and Turning Stone tells me that, unlike some casinos, they don't offer child care.

Then again, if Melanie Archer were to be on the scene with her's and Johnny's young'n ... who, in fact, already wrestled around a little with my son at a tourney in Queens the summer before last ... this time I could bring my daughter along, too! Call it a long-distance play date!

Guess that makes me a serious longshot.

cueball1950
02-10-2006, 10:23 PM
i will be there on thursday and again on saturday... just ask mike zuglan where mike peabody is. on saturday i will be probably watching his ticket raffle booth like last year so he can go do lunch.............mike

JAM
02-11-2006, 01:54 AM
The wife and I will be out therre from Friday to Sunday anyone else going to be around??

We'll be there Wednesday night, Raodwarior!:)

Here's a link to the thread Dana Bufalo started with the names of all 128 players in the event. I added some pictures: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=25978

Did you show up at the last Joss/Turning Stone tournament in August? Your name rings a bell in my faulty, almost-52-year-old memory. :p

Here's a nice snapshot of the players practicing up in the tournament room on the eve before the event. Check out the elevated seating and padded chairs in the aisleway. Plenty of room and not a bad seat in the house!

JAM

JAM
02-11-2006, 02:00 AM
Here's a pic taken during the players meeting when everybody gathered around to listen to Joss TD Mike Zuglan providing the tournament rules.

Check out that big box of bottled water in the foreground, which, BTW, was FREE to all. The Turning Stone Casino likes pool people.:)

JAM

JAM
02-11-2006, 02:07 AM
Here's a snapshot of Dana Bufalo's pick to win the whole shebang, one of New York State's toughest competitors, Dennis Hatch who is posing with his lovely lady!

JAM

JAM
02-11-2006, 02:13 AM
New York State boasts some of the BEST players in the land, and one of New Yorks' best-kept secrets is Spanish Pete, shown here posing with Keith McCready. Spanish Pete is a regular on the Joss Tour tournament trail, and he's always a formidable opponent in any venue. He'll be one to watch on the horizon.

JAM

JAM
02-11-2006, 02:21 AM
I'll be there from Thursday to Sunday helping Mike Zuglan out with this event.., look me up and say hello. Dana Bufalo

I'll see you next week, Dana, and can't wait to get out of Dodge City (D.C.). :p

Here's a picture of Dana keeping the charts up to date and the tournament running smoothly. Dana Bufalo is a Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour supporter, and not only does he help Mike Zuglan with the charts during the event, but the players enjoy Dana's pleasant personality, always brandishing a smile! :)

JAM

iacas
02-12-2006, 11:15 AM
The wife and I will be out therre from Friday to Sunday anyone else going to be around??
I'm going. Booked my spot at the Lodge last night for Saturday night. So I hope to see some action on Saturday and Sunday.

This will be the first event I'm attending, so I hope that I'm able to figure out how to get the most out of it.

Where can you use a camera? Just about anywhere?

JAM
02-12-2006, 11:22 AM
I'm going. Booked my spot at the Lodge last night for Saturday night. So I hope to see some action on Saturday and Sunday.

At the Lodge! :) Wow, you're going to REALLY enjoy your stay at the Turning Stone. I could only look at the pictures of the Lodge, and it was absolutely gorgeous! You are a lucky duck!:)

This will be the first event I'm attending, so I hope that I'm able to figure out how to get the most out of it.

Where can you use a camera? Just about anywhere?

Well, you can use a camera in the tournament room WITHOUT a flash. However, as in most casinos, picture-taking is prohibited in the TABLE GAME area.

Get ready for one of the BEST events of the year. The venue is absolutely exquisite, FREE admission to all, impeccable lodging facilities, and, of course, the pool action will be top shelf.

BTW, no alcohol served at the Turning Stone, but you are welcome to drink there if you bring your own and consume it in a cup, not the original container. There are designated smoking areas throughout.

See you there! :)

JAM

Snapshot9
02-12-2006, 11:46 AM
I'll see you next week, Dana, and can't wait to get out of Dodge City (D.C.). :p

Here's a picture of Dana keeping the charts up to date and the tournament running smoothly. Dana Bufalo is a Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour supporter, and not only does he help Mike Zuglan with the charts during the event, but the players enjoy Dana's pleasant personality, always brandishing a smile! :)

JAM

Jam I GREW UP in Dodge City ....lol But I left Dodge too when my horse died, and don't go back there because it is too traumatic for me ...

Raodwarior
02-13-2006, 01:33 PM
Yup, we hung out a bit during the last tourney up there. Will be at the lodge til Sunday for anni weekend. Look forward to seeing everyone again.

iacas
02-14-2006, 07:57 AM
Is there any kind of schedule I can see (or print off)? I'm mostly curious when the matches will be played so I can plan things as best I can. I won't be there strictly for the pool.

JAM
02-14-2006, 08:21 AM
Is there any kind of schedule I can see (or print off)? I'm mostly curious when the matches will be played so I can plan things as best I can. I won't be there strictly for the pool.

Players meeting: Thursday, February 16 at 2:15 p.m. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE PRESENT.

Play Schedule:

Thursday, February 16: 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17: 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18: 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 19: 12:00 noon, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, and the finals at 8:00 p.m.

The tournament will be Races to 9, double elimination, with a one-set final, Race to 13. Winner breaks, break from the box, no jump cues, and no 9-ball concessions.

Don't forget to get your Diamond Card at the casino, which is free. We ate several FREE meals and enjoyed free accommodations, thanks to our Diamond Card! ;)

JAM

Runtboy
02-14-2006, 08:54 AM
My advice to anybody who's going is to check out Rodizio. It's a brazilian barbeque restaurant at the top of the escalators between the casino floor and the hotel. If you like meat you won't be disappointed. One of the best meals of my life there. A little pricey, but considering it's exceptional food and it's all you can eat, it can definitely be worth your while. Check it out at:
http://turning-stone.com/dining/rodizio.php