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bfdlad
04-28-2008, 01:57 PM
I have been thinking about taking some big names on the road to do a series of exhibitions, challenge matches and or pool schools. Does anyone have any ideas on what towns or cities would appreciate it more and the names of any pool rooms that you think would want to take part? Please let me know,

BVal
04-28-2008, 02:30 PM
I have been thinking about taking some big names on the road to do a series of exhibitions, challenge matches and or pool schools. Does anyone have any ideas on what towns or cities would appreciate it more and the names of any pool rooms that you think would want to take part? Please let me know,
I am pretty sure that Fla. and the upper Northeastern United States would be very interested in the type of pool school that you did here at Kolby's. I am guessing the midwest as well. IA, WI, IN, IL. I don't know what cities or pool rooms but that is a place to start. If nothing else I have a pool table at my old house. :) Oh yeah, I also have a giant space on my wall and it looks like the only thing that will fit there is a GIANT CHECK. :D:D:D

BVal

bfdlad
04-28-2008, 02:43 PM
I am pretty sure that Fla. and the upper Northeastern United States would be very interested in the type of pool school that you did here at Kolby's. I am guessing the midwest as well. IA, WI, IN, IL. I don't know what cities or pool rooms but that is a place to start. If nothing else I have a pool table at my old house. :) Oh yeah, I also have a giant space on my wall and it looks like the only thing that will fit there is a GIANT CHECK. :D:D:D

BVal
I thought that the East coast and especially Florida had so many top pros that are already out there that they can see these guys anytime and get something going. I know that Fla has shown an interest before and I am amazed that it could work there so you could be right. I thought maybe the west coast, Cali, washington, Oregon etc. I know some of those are not on the coast but the western end of the US. Thank you Brady I will take that info,

JAM
04-28-2008, 02:55 PM
Pennsylvania has some nice communities which may welcome this. Bushwhacker has a pool room in a little town called Indiana, Pennsylvania. He and his wife post on this forum. They may like this idea very much.

Toledo, Ohio, I have always found to be very welcoming to pool players. The locals there were very nice to me and mine every time we went to the Glass City Open. If there is a pool room there, I would contact them.

JAM

av84fun
04-28-2008, 03:19 PM
Nashville has the annual Music City Open but there are no touring pros who live here...AFAIK...although I hear that Karen Corr has or will be moving here.


JOB's would be the place to hold it and Jim would certainly be in favor of it.

Regards,
Jim

cigardave
04-28-2008, 03:26 PM
I thought maybe the west coast, Cali, washington, Oregon etc. I know some of those are not on the coast but the western end of the US.
We're starved out here alright. Russian Dave's in Kenmore or Dr. Cues in Lake City would be good candidates to host such an event.

roosterman
04-28-2008, 04:11 PM
Amarillo,Texas would be perfect there is not a pro with in 400 miles.
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ironman
04-28-2008, 05:02 PM
I have been thinking about taking some big names on the road to do a series of exhibitions, challenge matches and or pool schools. Does anyone have any ideas on what towns or cities would appreciate it more and the names of any pool rooms that you think would want to take part? Please let me know,

San Antonio Texas. The level of play for a million plus people is incredibly low.

Derek
04-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Denver, but I honestly don't know how many people would actually appreciate it. They would need to promote the heck out of the event to make sure attendance was high. The Camel Pro Tour used to stop through as the final event, 10-ball, and it seems to me they had some okay fan showings.

bfdlad
04-28-2008, 05:32 PM
Guys keep em comming. I thank you for what advice you have all given me right now. Like i said I think I have a plan that will do something for the pool biz in these areas and I am not just talking about Exhibitions, schools and challenge matches that have so far gone well here in Phoenix that has until this week been starved. Please looke out for my next thread as I think it is a new way to look at hese things and really want your opinions. Thanks again,
Mark,

Derek
04-28-2008, 05:44 PM
As for Denver, we do have Shane playing Mark Haddad on Friday night. I believe it's 9-ball, race to 15. Not sure what they are playing for other than they are charging $35 or $40 a head to watch.

Mark is considered the best current player in Colorado. The event will be taking place at the Wynkoop Brewery which is pro player Melissa Little's haunt. In my opinion, I don't think it's been very well advertised so I would be curious to know what kind of turnout they have.

CocoboloCowboy
04-28-2008, 05:46 PM
Bagdad Arizona is crying for poll.

http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2006/images/10/30/story.bagdad.gi.jpg

Cuebuddy
04-28-2008, 05:50 PM
I second Denver, I talked to Tim Miller aka The Monk, once about the lack of pro events that made it to the mile high city and he said that he had noticed it to. I said maybe its because Denver might not be much of a pool city and he disagreed with me. Tim said that Denver had a very strong amateur pool culture and he thought it could work well here.

bfdlad
04-28-2008, 06:16 PM
I second Denver, I talked to Tim Miller aka The Monk, once about the lack of pro events that made it to the mile high city and he said that he had noticed it to. I said maybe its because Denver might not be much of a pool city and he disagreed with me. Tim said that Denver had a very strong amateur pool culture and he thought it could work well here.
I agree that places like Denver do not have any pro tour stops that I know of anyway and like phoenix was a year ago starved of what the fan could see unless the thy traveled to Vegas, east coasr Virginia etc. Since we began trying to push it here in the past 6 months we have had Tony Crosby V's Rodney Morris Challenge, Archer exhibition, Earl and Johnny Pool School, We have Earl doing a great exhibition comming up and Efren Reyes V's Scott frost in on Pocket coming up this week. Also we have had the Desertshootout here with You name it here. Some didn't show because of Dubai. this is more pro action in this town than has happened in the last 30 yrs. All I am saying is it just goes to show you what can be done with the right support form a community that loves pool but has been so far ignored. I am not trying to be a super hero here I just see what we have done so far in a short time. I will put it all together and ke it happen if we have the support.

Cuebuddy
04-28-2008, 09:54 PM
bfdlad I am jealous but your right it takes a lot of work to get these events.:)

cyrex
04-28-2008, 10:42 PM
I would highly request a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area. Perhaps at California Billiards in Mountain View. I would be more than willing to post up flyers and get the word out if it was under consideration. I would love to get some pool enthusiasm going in my area. Thanks.

pool-is-cool
04-29-2008, 03:17 AM
i'm sure you would draw a really good crowd in dallas, tx. You could try the Billiard Den (thebilliardden.com) for a large venue or clicks billiards i'm sure would love to host. we don't get too many pro's coming through. Incardona does play here though.

ironman
04-29-2008, 04:31 AM
i'm sure you would draw a really good crowd in dallas, tx. You could try the Billiard Den (thebilliardden.com) for a large venue or clicks billiards i'm sure would love to host. we don't get too many pro's coming through. Incardona does play here though.

It's always been a tough town to get a draw in though. I've never understood why.

TXsouthpaw
04-29-2008, 04:41 AM
San Antonio Texas. The level of play for a million plus people is incredibly low.


I second san antone. its in a good location in texas, that it can draw people from north and south texas, thus attendance could be really high for any event held there.

fidget
05-01-2008, 07:44 AM
Pennsylvania has some nice communities which may welcome this. Bushwhacker has a pool room in a little town called Indiana, Pennsylvania. He and his wife post on this forum. They may like this idea very much.

Toledo, Ohio, I have always found to be very welcoming to pool players. The locals there were very nice to me and mine every time we went to the Glass City Open. If there is a pool room there, I would contact them.

JAM

Thank you JAM for the mention. If you want to contact Gary (bushwhacker), you can call Lucky Break Billiards at 724-349-6277. All ideas are worth a listen.
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UWPoolGod1
05-01-2008, 07:51 AM
The Northwest is by far the most pro tourney starved. Most every other portion of the U.S. at some point has a pro tourney/cue expo/large turnout. Only the pro women come to the Northwest for a tourney. I think Seattle would be a great place as there is a big following in the NW for pool. BCA/APA/ACS leagues are everywhere and amateur players would flock to a pro tourney if it was advertised correctly with flyers distributed by all league operators to their players. Now I am in CA so I would not benefit, but I always thought Seattle would be a good venue.

bfdlad
05-01-2008, 08:06 AM
The Northwest is by far the most pro tourney starved. Most every other portion of the U.S. at some point has a pro tourney/cue expo/large turnout. Only the pro women come to the Northwest for a tourney. I think Seattle would be a great place as there is a big following in the NW for pool. BCA/APA/ACS leagues are everywhere and amateur players would flock to a pro tourney if it was advertised correctly with flyers distributed by all league operators to their players. Now I am in CA so I would not benefit, but I always thought Seattle would be a good venue.
I have been making contact with a quite a few rooms in most of the locations you have all mentioned I will post the list of the towns I am working on. In some cases the rooms don't have much money but alot of them want to hel any way they can. I will let you all know by the end of the day and you can feel free to add places or advice for the places. Thanks again for all your help.

smoooothstroke
05-13-2008, 11:02 PM
Seattle/Tacoma and also Portland/ Vancouver.Russian Dave's(not politically correct-i think its named The Golden Fleece?),D.R. Cues and Uncle Jacks for the Seattle area.Malarky's(formerly City Lights) for Tacoma.I dont know what rooms for Portland Oregon area but the NW is starved for anything pro....

asiasdad
05-13-2008, 11:11 PM
We're starved out here alright. Russian Dave's in Kenmore or Dr. Cues in Lake City would be good candidates to host such an event.

They could then head south to manwons place in Tacoma, and then to Classic Billiards in Portland,
and then to Cue Ball in Salem.

rossaroni
05-14-2008, 04:21 AM
Minnesota has had male and female pro tourney's in the past, but absolutly nothing in about the last ten years. Some decent local tournaments, but nothing close to being pro caliber. Some great pool rooms and a lot of players in the area.

Willy_BadDream
05-14-2008, 05:37 AM
What Rossaroni Said!

Divine Sapience
05-14-2008, 11:04 AM
What Rossaroni and Willy_Bad Dream said!!!

FastMikie
05-14-2008, 01:13 PM
San Diego.
We got bupkus (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bupkus).

Well, ok, we have the WPBA tour stop once a year, but other than that, zip.

HELP!

junior718
05-14-2008, 02:20 PM
NYC.... Ginky was and will be the last pro to come out of here.

Craig Fales
05-14-2008, 02:39 PM
Bagdad Arizona is crying for poll.

http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2006/images/10/30/story.bagdad.gi.jpg
I see they have a silly claim of best copper town when in reality it's in the U.P. of Michigan. ;) Oh, and all of Michigan is starved for any kind of pool.

junior718
05-14-2008, 02:41 PM
I see they have a silly claim of best copper town when in reality it's in the U.P. of Michigan. ;) Oh, and all of Michigan is starved for any kind of pool.


I guess Detroit isnt in Michigan

Craig Fales
05-14-2008, 02:43 PM
I guess Detroit isnt in Michigan
Well except Detroit ;) For some reason tho noone wants to make it a pro tour stop....

bfdlad
05-14-2008, 02:48 PM
I am soo happy and appreciate all your responses from this. I will need to contact you all personally when I get back from Vegas. Please shoot me an email at cantrillmark@yahoo.com in the subject header please put Possible tour stops, thanks again to everyone for all the great ideas. We have a 4 or 5 right now committed for the 12 stop tour. the tour incvludes a pool school in the dat and a exhibition/challenge the spectators/challenge match. Lots of fun.

kaznj
05-15-2008, 09:19 AM
I think anyplace, even the big cities, would enjoy having some big names come into towns and give a clinic. Archer , Efren, Bustamonte in New York would go over just as big as anyplace. But, it has to be affordable. The big clinic that was the talk of this board recently with Efren and company could sell anywhere if affordable. I would try hard to raise the cash, but $1500 for a weekend is beyond my reach.

The clinic with Archer and Strickland for $200 for a day could sell more quickly in my opinion.

I want the experience of learning something from these guys. It would be fun and education. I think a weekend for $400-500 would be affordable.

This sounds like a great idea. Good luck. Let me know if you are coming to New Jersey.

Maniac
05-15-2008, 10:12 AM
I bet Cut-N-Shoot, Texas (there's a pool-soundin' name if'n I ever heard one) is hankerin' fer a pool hall!!!

Maniac

gotgame
05-15-2008, 11:35 AM
GALESBURG IL Billiards on main 8 9ft tables gold crown 4's tight pockets, i spoke with the room owner Mark Hammerel there is a ton of talent in the surrounding area not on a pro level and a few that are pro. J Bowman, J Kacharo, Josh Johnson, Tommy Hernandez, Jaimie Baracks, Bobby Mcgrath. And the list goes on when Mark has his 1 tour stop a year he packs the place with a ton of talent from the IA,WI,IL,OH area. We would love if you would consider the midwest even the Quad City area J Bowmans family ownes Leisure Time in Moline.:D :D

smoooothstroke
06-03-2008, 03:32 AM
bumpedybump

Bigjohn
06-03-2008, 03:38 AM
i'm sure you would draw a really good crowd in dallas, tx. You could try the Billiard Den (thebilliardden.com) for a large venue or clicks billiards i'm sure would love to host. we don't get too many pro's coming through. Incardona does play here though.

I would second... Dallas