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04-30-2020, 09:32 PM

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Maybe you guys can explain why you are not giving this honest answers?
Well, let's start off with because they are pool players. Then we will graduate to the fact that you only have one greenie, which is like being an APA 2. Plus it would help if you're from somewhere cool, like Macao or Ibiza would be good (not that they know where those are) maybe just add something like that to your profile. Maybe Kathmandu, gateway to Mt. Everest, and you're a Sherpa.

Maybe you should have stated it like "will pool be around if the Democrats take the senate?". Or " Buffalo are an endangered species, so why can they make tips out of them?". Or this one would have stumped them " what the heck is a ringtail lizard anyway?"

Those would have got some good answers. Anyway, I like you so I'm going to fill up your greenies in a few minutes, so these pool players start showing you a little respect. In the meantime, let's say you're from Paris, Texas.


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04-30-2020, 09:46 PM

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The only thing near dead are smoke filled pool halls with shady characters on shady street corners with 30 9 foot tables.
Yeah, darn I miss those too. Especially the smoke.


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04-30-2020, 09:53 PM

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Well, let's start off with because they are pool players. Then we will graduate to the fact that you only have one greenie, which is like being an APA 2. Plus it would help if you're from somewhere cool, like Macao or Ibiza would be good (not that they know where those are) maybe just add something like that to your profile. Maybe Kathmandu, gateway to Mt. Everest, and you're a Sherpa.

Maybe you should have stated it like "will pool be around if the Democrats take the senate?". Or " Buffalo are an endangered species, so why can they make tips out of them?". Or this one would have stumped them " what the heck is a ringtail lizard anyway?"

Those would have got some good answers. Anyway, I like you so I'm going to fill up your greenies in a few minutes, so these pool players start showing you a little respect. In the meantime, let's say you're from Paris, Texas.
I have no idea what any of that is. Wait buffalo are an endangered species? I thoiught McDonald served me hamburgers with them.
  
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04-30-2020, 09:58 PM

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I have no idea what any of that is. Wait buffalo are an endangered species? I thoiught McDonald served me hamburgers with them.
Where are you from? I'm afraid I need to withold the greenies due to receiving terroristic threats from River City. I'm not messing with that guy for anyone!


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05-01-2020, 04:45 AM

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"will _________ be around if the Democrats take the senate?"
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05-01-2020, 05:28 AM

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Rumor has it pool is rapidly being overtaken by soft tip darts.

Enjoy it while you can.

Also horseshoes is making a run
  
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05-01-2020, 06:16 AM

Pool will die on October 23, 2073.


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05-01-2020, 08:19 AM

It's an old man's game and I say that with respect. When you look at the audience, participants and who's playing....it's all the older guys.

You'll see hot shot younger players but they are so good they show up once a week where the older guys are there everyday practicing. So when the general public goes in all they see are the seniors playing.

Reminds me when I was a kid going into a bowling alley and seeing the senior league. I still think of bowling as an old person's game.
  
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05-01-2020, 08:27 AM

You need to travel more.



The A in AZ Billiards doesn’t stand for America.. Most popular pool game in the world is Chinese 8 ball.

Table tennis and billiards events on Chinese sports channel draws more viewers than an NFL game in the USA. There are 1.4 billion Chinese. 1400 Snooker clubs just in Shanghai.

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05-01-2020, 09:45 AM

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Maybe you guys can explain why you are not giving this honest answers?
The health of the pool scene depends on where you are. Our pool scene is fine.

Also beware of very small sample sizes and biased opinions.

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Also horseshoes is making a run

PickleBall is in Vogue, I don't get the gam, but Old People love it.


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05-01-2020, 10:06 AM

people that own pool rooms are not good businessmen in general. so they are doomed from the start.

to make it in any business you have to attract customers not just open the doors and have a sign out.
the owners are rarely there at most of the places ive gone to in the last 20 or so years. they hire a minimum wage guy that could care less about profits. they dont clean the place and equipment to entertain the customers with even a thank you for coming in.

and that is the fault of the owner. as he has to take an interest in his business and also be savvy enough to do what is right for it.

and a poolroom needs to have people hanging around. this way they make games and eat and drink. sure you get some jerks but a good owner can weed them out. a bad owner isnt there to tell the difference.

the town i am in the room is packed and has leagues on one side. its a big room. they also bought another a few miles away and that one is packed now the same way after it going broke catering to smokers and selling beer for 4 dollars a bottle.
its also the only non smoking rooms in the whole area. the others have smoking and only one or two tables going.

they have a very cheap monthly rate for those that play often so there is always at opening time about 6 to 10 players there practicing. and 10 or so watching and buying food and drinks. and others show up to hang with all the action going on as some players now match up and play.
and on the other side of the place are smaller tables that the league and fun players go and most of the time near all the tables are full and full at league times.

thats what happens with a good business person running his room.
  
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PickleBall is in Vogue, I don't get the gam, but Old People love it.
Actually a pretty cool game. Kind of a cross of tennis/ping-pong. Don't need the mobility to play like tennis. They have an org. and leagues and a tour. Sad but they are FAR more organized than pool. Of course that's not saying much.
  
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