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madhatter44
07-27-2016, 06:41 PM
Moving my daughter into college in late August. Be there for 3 or 4 days. Any good places to play?

Prince H
07-27-2016, 06:56 PM
I would definitely check out the student union https://uunions.umich.edu/article/billiards-and-games

Really cool room with nice tables. They had a 3 cushion table the last time I was there also.

PoolBum
07-27-2016, 06:59 PM
I would definitely check out the student union https://uunions.umich.edu/article/billiards-and-games

Really cool room with nice tables. They had a 3 cushion table the last time I was there also.

I played there in one of the ACUI national tournaments. Probably the nicest college pool room I've ever played in.

pt109
07-27-2016, 07:16 PM
I would definitely check out the student union https://uunions.umich.edu/article/billiards-and-games

Really cool room with nice tables. They had a 3 cushion table the last time I was there also.

With a partner, bought the Anniversaries that used to be there.
Never understood changing the tables...Gold Crowns aren't really upgrading.
Those Anniversaries are being played on every say in Toronto.

westcoast
07-27-2016, 07:32 PM
I agree that the comments on the Union. Quite historic. A fun hole in the wall bar to play at is the 8 ball saloon beneath the blind pig. They use to have tournaments there on Sunday and Tuesday. If you make it 40 minutes west to Jackson, I recommend checking out The Garage. I used to live in the area 13 years ago, so maybe my info is outdated.

mudball
07-27-2016, 07:40 PM
The Union now has 3 9ft Diamond Smart Tables. Enjoy :)

PoolBum
07-27-2016, 08:01 PM
I cut my share of classes in college to go play pool. If I had gone to Michigan I probably never would have graduated.

Saturated Fats
07-29-2016, 04:07 PM
I've played at the Union a couple of times. Maybe locals can confirm this, but I don't think it is air conditioned. Maybe not the best place to play in August.

GideonF
07-29-2016, 04:35 PM
With a partner, bought the Anniversaries that used to be there.

Never understood changing the tables...Gold Crowns aren't really upgrading.

Those Anniversaries are being played on every say in Toronto.



Where are they?

pt109
07-29-2016, 05:07 PM
Where are they?

Annex,,,,Brunswick and Bloor area.
I was half owner of the 12 foot Aniversaries also....
...why I still like to visit....my favorite Brunswicks.

BetsyUmichPool
01-05-2017, 09:39 AM
Hi Jim,
I'm sorry I just saw this now. Did you discover the Michigan Union Billiards Room, on campus? There are 17 9-foot pool tables, 3 of which are new pro-cut Diamonds. Hopefully you'll stop by next time you visit your daughter!

Betsy
(former) Billiards Room Supervisor

BetsyUmichPool
01-05-2017, 09:40 AM
We still have a 3-cushion table but it's in rough shape. Slow rails and cloth. We also have a 10-foot Snooker table.

BetsyUmichPool
01-05-2017, 09:43 AM
The building does have air conditioning, but it (the building) is nearly 100 years old. We have always had problems regulating our heating and cooling. Sometimes it's 58 degrees in the Billiards Room while the rest of the building is too hot. Other times, the rest of the building is comfortable but there's no air circulation in the BR. Depends almost entirely on the day!

Betsy
(former) Michigan Union Billiards Room Supervisor

BetsyUmichPool
01-05-2017, 09:44 AM
I would definitely check out the student union https://uunions.umich.edu/article/billiards-and-games

Really cool room with nice tables. They had a 3 cushion table the last time I was there also.

We still have a 3-cushion table but it's in rough shape. Slow rails and cloth. We also have a 10-foot Snooker table.

madhatter44
01-05-2017, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the late replies.
While moving my daughter in I did not have a free moment to check it out.
I am planing on visiting her in April so maybe then.

Z-Nole
01-05-2017, 01:21 PM
I'm glad they have a nice room where they can go to relax after that Orange Bowl!