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01-05-2018, 01:25 PM

Facebook says they open at 7am every day.. Can anyone confirm this is true? If so, if anyone ever wants to do an early morning session on a Saturday or Sunday, message me.
  
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01-05-2018, 03:50 PM

This is a remarkable transformation!

I have been to Marie's several times and was always disappointed with the equipment and lighting. Well , they sure took care of those items. Now the room is completely different. Job well done. Good luck to the new owners!

To complete the parking story in Chicago. Mayor Daley who gave away the rights for pennies on the dollar now I believe has a cushy job with the law firm that handled that heist of Chicago taxpayers. And he hardly has been scene since he left office.

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This is a remarkable transformation!

I have been to Marie's several times and was always disappointed with the equipment and lighting. Well , they sure took care of those items. Now the room is completely different. Job well done. Good luck to the new owners!

To complete the parking story in Chicago. Mayor Daley who gave away the rights for pennies on the dollar now I believe has a cushy job with the law firm that handled that heist of Chicago taxpayers. And he hardly has been scene since he left office.

But that is the Chicago way
Yes, yes he did sell out the city and take the job after he left office. It's the Chicago Way.

Was a party a few years back where Mr. Daley was in attendance. Yes, I was most likely the only conservative in the building for this party, but a friend is a somebody and got me into the party. He could not wait to introduce me to the former Mayor. I refused. He was like, why not? I said, see those two big dudes next to him. He said yeah, they are probably body guards. I said yeah, and it's December and Lake Michigan is pretty fuggin cold. I'll just go the other way


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Yes, yes he did sell out the city and take the job after he left office. It's the Chicago Way.

Was a party a few years back where Mr. Daley was in attendance. Yes, I was most likely the only conservative in the building for this party, but a friend is a somebody and got me into the party. He could not wait to introduce me to the former Mayor. I refused. He was like, why not? I said, see those two big dudes next to him. He said yeah, they are probably body guards. I said yeah, and it's December and Lake Michigan is pretty fuggin cold. I'll just go the other way
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01-05-2018, 09:25 PM

My oldest son will be making a trip to Surge with his girl friend tomorrow to give me a room report. He plays pool but its not a huge thing with him right now. I will let you know what he thinks. He went bowling tonight and with shoe rental his date and he racked up an $80 dollar tab for approximately one hours worth.


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My oldest son will be making a trip to Surge with his girl friend tomorrow to give me a room report. He plays pool but its not a huge thing with him right now. I will let you know what he thinks. He went bowling tonight and with shoe rental his date and he racked up an $80 dollar tab for approximately one hours worth.

$80 for one hour. You sure she was a "date"


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01-08-2018, 01:36 PM

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You're in Chicago?
Did you know Howard Wilcox?
Yes - and have been playing pool here since playing at the famous Bensinger's Billiard Academy in the late 60's. - where my good old friends, may they RIP, Freddy the Beard, George Fels, and Bugs Rucker would also be playing.

Very surprising that anyone would ask me about Howard Wilcox...yes, I know him well - back around the late 80's we used to gamble playing 3cushion - he was uncommon in the fact that he was a 3cushion player who would bet pretty high, i.e. $200 a game.

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Yes - and have been playing pool here since playing at the famous Bensinger's Billiard Academy in the late 60's. - where my good old friends, may they RIP, Freddy the Beard, George Fels, and Bugs Rucker would also be playing.

Very surprising that anyone would ask me about Howard Wilcox...yes, I know him well - back around the late 80's we used to gamble playing 3cushion - he was uncommon in the fact that he was a 3cushion player who would bet pretty high, i.e. $200 a game.

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I was friends with Freddy and George as well but never had the privilege of meeting Bugs.

Harold passed away a few years back and his son called me about donating some of his things to the museum, which we are happy to have on display as we speak.

I believe his carom table is still in the basement of their offices. I was also shown a great photo of Harold with Mr. Chrisman back in the day.

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01-16-2018, 01:11 PM

Has anyone been here during the day yet? Trying to get an idea how crowded it is as I'm trying to find a place to meet Scott for a lesson during the week.


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Has anyone been here during the day yet? Trying to get an idea how crowded it is as I'm trying to find a place to meet Scott for a lesson during the week.
I was there last Thursday around 3:00, and it wasn't crowded at all. I'd say maybe five of the tables were being used at most. It's a really nice place, and the tables are pretty much mint. It would be perfect for a lesson.
  
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I was there last Thursday around 3:00, and it wasn't crowded at all. I'd say maybe five of the tables were being used at most. It's a really nice place, and the tables are pretty much mint. It would be perfect for a lesson.
Yeah, if you don't mind paying $13 per hour for their daytime rate While at legendary Chris's Billiards which is 7 minutes away from Surge, you pay a flat $10 for the entire day.
  
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Yeah, if you don't mind paying $13 per hour for their daytime rate While at legendary Chris's Billiards which is 7 minutes away from Surge, you pay a flat $10 for the entire day.

For how badass that room looks I am quite sure I would pay more. I am thinkin $20 an hour would be the most I would pay. IMO is the nicest looking room I have seen and I am sure those GC5 tops play great!

Mr. Bond, I will surely be in touch next month when I will be out your way! Thanks

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01-29-2018, 06:22 AM

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Yeah, if you don't mind paying $13 per hour for their daytime rate While at legendary Chris's Billiards which is 7 minutes away from Surge, you pay a flat $10 for the entire day.
Is that per person? My local Shooters charges $9 so thats not unreasonable considering the location. Iíll be there tomorrow.


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