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vagabond
05-13-2007, 07:47 AM
I reached the place on saturday around 1:30 pm.After checking in I went to AZB room.Eydie and Holly were managing the place and as usual they are very nice and friendly.There are other AZbers hitting the balls.It is a very nice room and nice arrangement. Thanks to Mike Howerton.Later in the evening I ran into Linda`the queen` carter in AZB room.
For the first time I met Our AZPosters Timberly and the `Corner Man`.
On the first day itself I ran into many known faces at the tournament site.Had dinner with some female pro players.
Last night I saw Shane .V Vs Dennis Orcullo in action on a Bar table.I saw the game only for a brief period as I was buisy socializing with others.I do not know any details on that match.
What I see at Splash bar stays at Splashbar and will not be reported here.
I am not good in writing the details of what is going on here.
can some one pick this thread from here and continue?:cool:

satman
05-13-2007, 08:20 AM
I reached the place on saturday around 1:30 pm.After checking in I went to AZB room.Eydie and Holly were managing the place and as usual they are very nice and friendly.There are other AZbers hitting the balls.It is a very nice room and nice arrangement. Thanks to Mike Howerton.Later in the evening I ran into Linda`the queen` carter in AZB room.
For the first time I met Our AZPosters Timberly and the `Corner Man`.
On the first day itself I ran into many known faces at the tournament site.Had dinner with some female pro players.
Last night I saw Shane .V Vs Dennis Orcullo in action on a Bar table.I saw the game only for a brief period as I was buisy socializing with others.I do not know any details on that match.
What I see at Splash bar stays at Splashbar and will not be reported here.
I am not good in writing the details of what is going on here.
can some one pick this thread from here and continue?:cool:

But I have to wait til VNEA. It would be nice to go and stay there the whole month like a few of my friends do, but thats not possible for some of us. Do you know if they're gonna have a room for Vnea tourney too?

bignasty
05-13-2007, 10:01 AM
shane played dennis race to 15 evan. played 2 sets won both! looks like he is instroke anyway! we will see how the tourny goes!:cool:

JCIN
05-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Just talked to Shane. They played 8 ball race to 15 alternate break. Shane won 2 sets. 1st set 15-14 for $500. 2nd set 15-10 for $1200.

He did it on his own dime too.

Ktown D
05-13-2007, 10:29 AM
Just talked to Shane. They played 8 ball race to 15 alternate break. Shane won 2 sets. 1st set 15-14 for $500. 2nd set 15-10 for $1200.

He did it on his own dime too.
That is a pretty impressive win he just booked. I was very impressed with his play at DCC and he seems to be getting better. I told everyone in Louisville that would listen to bet on him playing Appleton. His 8 Ball game is on par with about anyone right now and it isn't because he dissects the racks methodically he just doesn't miss anything he shoots at. He is a lot of fun to watch.

BTW-- What time does the pro event begin today?

JCIN
05-13-2007, 10:34 AM
I know Shane plays Jeff Kennedy at 10:30 tonight.

bignasty
05-13-2007, 02:02 PM
That is a pretty impressive win he just booked. I was very impressed with his play at DCC and he seems to be getting better. I told everyone in Louisville that would listen to bet on him playing Appleton. His 8 Ball game is on par with about anyone right now and it isn't because he dissects the racks methodically he just doesn't miss anything he shoots at. He is a lot of fun to watch.

BTW-- What time does the pro event begin today?
you know what is really impressive, thats the 3rd time shane has played him!and he would keep playin him! thats what seperates most players, to be the best you have to beat the best! he just beat 1 of the best! now we will see what happens next! stay tuned! lol
PS......they played on a "BAR BOX" didnt they! and cory would give shane the 8! why wont he play denise evan? jamie must have heard the news by now! wonder if he is licking his chops for jays bet now? i somehow doubt it!:D

UWPoolGod1
05-13-2007, 02:32 PM
I also made my way up to the AZB room. Nice setup and a nice place to relax in between matches. We played a few ring games and I lifted some coins from the Queen's and others vaults. :) Very nice just being able to relax and overlook the arena.

My first opponent was too scared to show up so I won by forfeit. :D I then won 5-2, 5-0. Play again this evening at 7:30.

Ktown D
05-13-2007, 02:38 PM
you know what is really impressive, thats the 3rd time shane has played him!and he would keep playin him! thats what seperates most players, to be the best you have to beat the best! he just beat 1 of the best! now we will see what happens next! stay tuned! lol
PS......they played on a "BAR BOX" didnt they! and cory would give shane the 8! why wont he play denise evan? jamie must have heard the news by now! wonder if he is licking his chops for jays bet now? i somehow doubt it!:D
I know this has been said before but 8 Ball is a totally different animal than 9 Ball. I will venture to say that SVB wants no part of Dennis playing anything you have to shoot in order on any table. That in no way takes away from Shane beating a stone cold champ.

Russ Chewning
05-13-2007, 02:38 PM
I also made my way up to the AZB room. Nice setup and a nice place to relax in between matches. We played a few ring games and I lifted some coins from the Queen's and others vaults. :) Very nice just being able to relax and overlook the arena.

My first opponent was too scared to show up so I won by forfeit. :D I then won 5-2, 5-0. Play again this evening at 7:30.

Todd,

You never did answer me before.. I'm getting the 5 and the snaps on the barbox, and the breaks and bih on the 9 footer from you, right?

Yer laying em to waste! Come on man, all I need is a CHANCE! :D :D :D

Russ

vagabond
05-14-2007, 08:30 AM
last night Alice Rim was waiting for her match to be played on the table Jeremy jones was playing.As soon as duble J`s match completed Alice went to the table and put her cue and all other stuff on the coffee table or what ever u call it.Jeremy packed his stuff inluding part of alice`s cue( Butt or shaft) and left the tournament area and by the time alice realized Double J was already gone.Then Alice`s sister ran the hallways and finally found double J in that huge crowd in the casino and got her parts back.Thought that was funny.

UWPoolGod1
05-14-2007, 09:43 AM
I won both of my matches yesterday against two very good players 5-3 and 5-2. Took me making all three of my attempted jump shots in the matches to get the seperation games. Finally down to the last 64 left on the winners bracket. I know two of the players left from our local regional tourneys and they are good players. Play again today at noon. They finally posted the amounts something like this. $10.8K, $8K, 6K, $4.7K, $4K, etc, etc. Think I am at about $275 or so right now. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

My friend Robert lost both his matches yesterday and is out of the tourney. A combination of his poor play and his opponents good play.

My speed pool time of 1 min 5 secs was beat at 1 min 3 secs. LAAAAME:D

Williebetmore
05-14-2007, 09:50 AM
I won both of my matches yesterday against two very good players 5-3 and 5-2. Took me making all three of my attempted jump shots in the matches to get the seperation games. Finally down to the last 64 left on the winners bracket. I know two of the players left from our local regional tourneys and they are good players. Play again today at noon. They finally posted the amounts something like this. $10.8K, $8K, 6K, $4.7K, $4K, etc, etc. Think I am at about $275 or so right now. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

My friend Robert lost both his matches yesterday and is out of the tourney. A combination of his poor play and his opponents good play.

My speed pool time of 1 min 5 secs was beat at 1 min 3 secs. LAAAAME:D

UW,
Firstly, congratulations on a fine showing. Good results; and if the speed pool time was on a tight 9-footer, that was AWESOME.

Can I ask about your view of playing in this event? I am thinking of playing next year; but I find the singles at the state level to be exceedingly boring (its hard to take time off work, and playing just 2 matches seems almost a waste of time). Is two matches in a day par for the course? I would rather play more pool than that. I found the team events to offer a lot more play for the money.

Good luck.

Snapshot9
05-14-2007, 10:05 AM
if any of you have checked out the men's brackets off the front page, but their are some tough matchups in the 2nd round, and should be real good ones. There are just too many for me to name. Go look at them.

And the person that said Shane didn't want any part of Dennis playing 9 ball has got to be kidding me. At that level, it usually doesn't make any bit of difference. A player might play one slightly better than the other, but the biggest difference would probably be the break.

Handsumm
05-14-2007, 10:11 AM
I won both of my matches yesterday against two very good players 5-3 and 5-2. Took me making all three of my attempted jump shots in the matches to get the seperation games. Finally down to the last 64 left on the winners bracket. I know two of the players left from our local regional tourneys and they are good players. Play again today at noon. They finally posted the amounts something like this. $10.8K, $8K, 6K, $4.7K, $4K, etc, etc. Think I am at about $275 or so right now. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

My friend Robert lost both his matches yesterday and is out of the tourney. A combination of his poor play and his opponents good play.

My speed pool time of 1 min 5 secs was beat at 1 min 3 secs. LAAAAME:D
Keep kickin' Ace my friend. Bring home the bacon. I figured Rob would be shakin' in his boots. Did you watch his matches. Were the guys he played any good?

jay helfert
05-14-2007, 10:13 AM
I heard about Shane's match with Dennis, right after it ended. I talked to Shane on the phone yesterday morning. He never fails to amaze me, that's why I love him. I didn't want to post this on here, because I didn't want to knock Shane's action, but too late now.

Shane's game continues to improve, and he continues to work on being a better player. He is not interested in all the talk about how big or little Pool is. He justs wants to play, and good players too. I expect him to be the best player in the USA within two years. Who knows how good he will become? Anything is possible with this young man. He just keeps getting better, and he is fearless.

Handsumm
05-14-2007, 11:29 AM
I heard about Shane's match with Dennis, right after it ended. I talked to Shane on the phone yesterday morning. He never fails to amaze me, that's why I love him. I didn't want to post this on here, because I didn't want to knock Shane's action, but too late now.

Shane's game continues to improve, and he continues to work on being a better player. He is not interested in all the talk about how big or little Pool is. He justs wants to play, and good players too. I expect him to be the best player in the USA within two years. Who knows how good he will become? Anything is possible with this young man. He just keeps getting better, and he is fearless.
Bold prediction, but I tend to agree with you. He is strong. The best is a very strong statement however.

jimmy-leggs
05-14-2007, 11:53 AM
I won both of my matches yesterday against two very good players 5-3 and 5-2. Took me making all three of my attempted jump shots in the matches to get the seperation games. Finally down to the last 64 left on the winners bracket. I know two of the players left from our local regional tourneys and they are good players. Play again today at noon. They finally posted the amounts something like this. $10.8K, $8K, 6K, $4.7K, $4K, etc, etc. Think I am at about $275 or so right now. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

My friend Robert lost both his matches yesterday and is out of the tourney. A combination of his poor play and his opponents good play.

My speed pool time of 1 min 5 secs was beat at 1 min 3 secs. LAAAAME:D
Good going bud,Keep it going!

X Breaker
05-14-2007, 03:18 PM
I won both of my matches yesterday against two very good players 5-3 and 5-2. Took me making all three of my attempted jump shots in the matches to get the seperation games. Finally down to the last 64 left on the winners bracket. I know two of the players left from our local regional tourneys and they are good players. Play again today at noon. They finally posted the amounts something like this. $10.8K, $8K, 6K, $4.7K, $4K, etc, etc. Think I am at about $275 or so right now. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

My friend Robert lost both his matches yesterday and is out of the tourney. A combination of his poor play and his opponents good play.

My speed pool time of 1 min 5 secs was beat at 1 min 3 secs. LAAAAME:D
Congrat!!!

Thank you for sharing.

9balllvr
05-14-2007, 03:45 PM
does anyone have pictures of the azroom??? i thought mike howerton said there were people taking pics???

thanks.

kevin s
05-14-2007, 07:24 PM
I heard about Shane's match with Dennis, right after it ended. I talked to Shane on the phone yesterday morning. He never fails to amaze me, that's why I love him. I didn't want to post this on here, because I didn't want to knock Shane's action, but too late now.

Shane's game continues to improve, and he continues to work on being a better player. He is not interested in all the talk about how big or little Pool is. He justs wants to play, and good players too. I expect him to be the best player in the USA within two years. Who knows how good he will become? Anything is possible with this young man. He just keeps getting better, and he is fearless.
I've seen most of the top players. Two years ago I had the privilege to see SV play for the first time. I knew he was a champion in the making. He played almost perfect pool. Not once or twice but three different days. He gave huge spots to good players and out ran the nuts. I'm not a expert but he might be the best player in the USA right now!!

huckster
05-14-2007, 08:18 PM
Bold prediction, but I tend to agree with you. He is strong. The best is a very strong statement however.

He is not that far off right now, and he is a good guy to boot. Kid's got the heart, desire, and talent of a champion

UWPoolGod1
05-15-2007, 01:30 AM
Well I reeled off 4 more wins today (5-1, 5-0, 5-2, 5-4 was down 4-1 in the last one) before finally losing my first match late tonight 3-5. Had ample opportunities to win and didn't take advantage. As of right now I am guaranteed 5th/6th and $3000. If I win my first match tomorrow at noon I will be guaranteed 4th and like $4500. So that is a pretty important race to 5..for $1500. Wish me luck.

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. Judgement Day :eek: :eek:

mikeiniowa
05-15-2007, 04:47 AM
good for you . thats the spot I got last year. lotta good that got me. I got bumped up to masters and went 2 and out. oh well. good luck on tues.

MOJOE
05-15-2007, 05:58 AM
Best of luck.. That is some awesome shooting..

Which division are you playing in? Hopefully you might still be playing tonight. I will be in Vegas at 6PM (Vegas time) today.

Looking forward to meeting a bunch of AZers that I did not get to meet at the DCC.

The big prize is within reach, one ball at a time. Knock em dead.

Joe

Well I reeled off 4 more wins today (5-1, 5-0, 5-2, 5-4 was down 4-1 in the last one) before finally losing my first match late tonight 3-5. Had ample opportunities to win and didn't take advantage. As of right now I am guaranteed 5th/6th and $3000. If I win my first match tomorrow at noon I will be guaranteed 4th and like $4500. So that is a pretty important race to 5..for $1500. Wish me luck.

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. Judgement Day :eek: :eek:

Johnnyt
05-15-2007, 07:12 AM
Well I reeled off 4 more wins today (5-1, 5-0, 5-2, 5-4 was down 4-1 in the last one) before finally losing my first match late tonight 3-5. Had ample opportunities to win and didn't take advantage. As of right now I am guaranteed 5th/6th and $3000. If I win my first match tomorrow at noon I will be guaranteed 4th and like $4500. So that is a pretty important race to 5..for $1500. Wish me luck.

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. Judgement Day :eek: :eek:
Great shooting...keep it up...and good rolls to you. Johnnyt

cheesemouse
05-15-2007, 07:32 AM
UWpoolgod1,

Very strong......keep it up....take it down.....good luck.....

vagabond
05-15-2007, 08:07 AM
Very strong......keep it up....take it down.....good luck.....[/QUOTE]

that is right.This fat hooker sitting at Splash bar demanding 300 $ for a shot and there were no takers and nobdy wanted to take her down.:D :D :D

Handsumm
05-15-2007, 10:28 AM
Well I reeled off 4 more wins today (5-1, 5-0, 5-2, 5-4 was down 4-1 in the last one) before finally losing my first match late tonight 3-5. Had ample opportunities to win and didn't take advantage. As of right now I am guaranteed 5th/6th and $3000. If I win my first match tomorrow at noon I will be guaranteed 4th and like $4500. So that is a pretty important race to 5..for $1500. Wish me luck.

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. Judgement Day :eek: :eek:
Win the whole damn thing Todd! I know you can.

bignasty
05-15-2007, 02:55 PM
Well I reeled off 4 more wins today (5-1, 5-0, 5-2, 5-4 was down 4-1 in the last one) before finally losing my first match late tonight 3-5. Had ample opportunities to win and didn't take advantage. As of right now I am guaranteed 5th/6th and $3000. If I win my first match tomorrow at noon I will be guaranteed 4th and like $4500. So that is a pretty important race to 5..for $1500. Wish me luck.

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. Judgement Day :eek: :eek:
keep rollin! make us here at az proud!play well my friend!

Johnnyt
05-15-2007, 06:23 PM
I see Jasmin and X Pan are going to lock horns next. Should be a good match. Hard one to call for me. I'm going to go with Jasmin in this one. Johnnyt

vagabond
05-16-2007, 07:35 AM
My friend Kristi Caerter won womens Grand masters title last night with a prize money of 2,400.00$.
Marissa another friend of mine won women`s open division.Marissa has been coached and trained by the famous louie Royball of Albuquerque, NM. Two of my friends winning the National titles on the same day and I will never forget that.

uwate
05-16-2007, 08:10 AM
UWPoolGod1....did you snap it off? AZB is rooting for ya....

Handsumm
05-16-2007, 10:47 AM
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?p=721061#post721061

Johnnyt
05-16-2007, 02:47 PM
No updates yet. Grrrr. lol. Johnnyt

derekdisco
05-16-2007, 06:47 PM
Ill be out in Vegas friday, if anyone on the forums has any visual requests, let me know, ill do my best to make it happen.

Handsumm
05-16-2007, 09:18 PM
Ill be out in Vegas friday, if anyone on the forums has any visual requests, let me know, ill do my best to make it happen.
Maybe 5'6" tall, dark brown hair, dark skin, light colored eyes, and.....oh wait, nevermind.

Johnnyt
05-16-2007, 10:42 PM
I see Jasmin and X Pan are going to lock horns next. Should be a good match. Hard one to call for me. I'm going to go with Jasmin in this one. Johnnyt

I finally got one right. Johnnyt

vagabond
05-17-2007, 11:01 AM
In the final game of the match between Kim Davenport and Luc Salvas there were balls # s 5,6,7 and 9.Kim could not find a way to pocket the 5 because 5 was frozen to 7 in a ackward manner.After some deliberation kim played defence by thinning the ball and sending the cue to the side rail on the other side.Luc can barely see the 5.Luc gets up from the chair comes to the table bends dow bangs the 5 ball and pots it in the side pocket on his side( bank shot),all in in 2 seconds and he then clears the remaining balls and wins the match and all in few seconds.

vagabond
05-18-2007, 09:56 AM
Several hookers that have been visiting the splash Bar have been seeing me as a `bull S%%$$$R and ignored me last night because I did not give them any buisiness the previous nights and I wasted their time.Dang,even the hookers do not care for me.

vagabond
05-18-2007, 11:19 AM
Both aAlison and karen are on fire.Allison will crush Jasmin,if not karen will crush her again in the finals.

vagabond
05-20-2007, 10:38 PM
`Poker,Pain and pool` people threw a party on sunday night in a very high class Suite on 29th floor in MonteCarlo tower and it was fantastic.Many men pros were in attendance along with other very nice and sociable folks.I enjoyed the party.

9balllvr
05-20-2007, 10:49 PM
`Poker,Pain and pool` people threw a party on sunday night in a very high class Suite on 29th floor in MonteCarlo tower and it was fantastic.Many men pros were in attendance along with other very nice and sociable folks.I enjoyed the party.

no details to share? inquiring minds want to know :D

vagabond
05-20-2007, 11:39 PM
no details to share? inquiring minds want to know :D

No, they did not have any orgy.
I am opposite of JAM and JAM is very good in describing in details and I am NOT.
I went to that place around12:30- 12:45AM with David Reljic a pro from Australia and david`s lady.
There were already : Inside pool`s JR and a lady that works for the magazine,craig ffrom England,marcus chamat,Raj Hundal,Max Eberlie, Rachael Abbink,Jason kirkwood, Justin white head and many nobodies like me.Plenty of drinks and horsed`vors.the host had video taped various people.he videotaped my conversation with my favorite roadie,Rachael Abbink.I was asking her about her most recent road experiences.Guests were friendly to each other.

9balllvr
05-21-2007, 09:50 AM
No, they did not have any orgy.
I am opposite of JAM and JAM is very good in describing in details and I am NOT.
I went to that place around12:30- 12:45AM with David Reljic a pro from Australia and david`s lady.
There were already : Inside pool`s JR and a lady that works for the magazine,craig ffrom England,marcus chamat,Raj Hundal,Max Eberlie, Rachael Abbink,Jason kirkwood, Justin white head and many nobodies like me.Plenty of drinks and horsed`vors.the host had video taped various people.he videotaped my conversation with my favorite roadie,Rachael Abbink.I was asking her about her most recent road experiences.Guests were friendly to each other.

I was teasin ya - you have always seemed like the quiet type :p

vagabond
05-21-2007, 12:42 PM
I was teasin ya - you have always seemed like the quiet type :p

Thanks for the kind remark.Many people think that I am a wild beast.:D :cool: :D

rackmsuckr
05-21-2007, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the kind remark.Many people think that I am a wild beast.:D :cool: :D

You were a wild beast when I played you 5 1/2 games of one-pocket at the Cue Club! ;)

vagabond
05-21-2007, 02:32 PM
You were a wild beast when I played you 5 1/2 games of one-pocket at the Cue Club! ;)

Yeah, right.You beat the crap out of me.I will give a call tonight on your cell.

rackmsuckr
05-22-2007, 07:31 AM
Yeah, right.You beat the crap out of me.I will give a call tonight on your cell.

That's OK. You were distracted and played solid the first game. You can tell you know the game, whereas, I shoot at my hole at every opportunity! :p