1994 Pro Tournament at Riviera

Okie

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I recently purchased a table which was used in the finals of a tournament at Riviera in 1994. Unfortunately we haven't been able to remember what tournament it was. It was held during the BCA North American Championships that year. I have been googling it a bit but am having no luck.

Does anyone remember?

Thanks!!

Ken

p.s. Picture of table as we finished it last night is here
 

Okie

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Is that one of the "Diamond" tables before they were Diamond tables?

I am pretty sure this was the first time a Diamond table was used for a professional event but I am going on second hand information. Take it for what it is. :)

Ken
 

John Novak

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I recently purchased a table which was used in the finals of a tournament at Riviera in 1994. Unfortunately we haven't been able to remember what tournament it was. It was held during the BCA North American Championships that year. I have been googling it a bit but am having no luck.

Does anyone remember?

Thanks!!

Ken

p.s. Picture of table as we finished it last night is here

Ken give Pat Fleming a call at 1-800-828-0397 He was doing the video for all the pro events. If anyone would know it would be him....Tell him I said Hi
 

phil dade

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Camel Tour Riviera

The Camel Pro Billiards Tour had a pro 8 ball Tournament at the Riviera in August. I had shoe shows at the same time and would attend a few matches.
 

Okie

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The Camel Pro Billiards Tour had a pro 8 ball Tournament at the Riviera in August. I had shoe shows at the same time and would attend a few matches.

Ahhh

I am pretty sure this one was in May during the BCA tournament

Thanks!

Ken
 

pt109

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I am pretty sure this was the first time a Diamond table was used for a professional event but I am going on second hand information. Take it for what it is. :)

Ken

1989...Valley Forge....Diamond tables were used, first time I played on one.
Joe Kerr was tournament director....Allen Hopkins won it.

It became the SBE later.
 

Okie

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1989...Valley Forge....Diamond tables were used, first time I played on one.
Joe Kerr was tournament director....Allen Hopkins won it.

It became the SBE later.

I knew if I laid it out there I would find out pretty quick!

Thank you for the information! I am pretty excited to have a 9 footer at the house! Kid and his toy! lol

Ken
 

Fatboy

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in 93 Mary put a Diamond table in CueTopia in Vegas, it had real deep pockets. I played on it a few times. I moved to Beverly Hills on Sept 13, 1993 to work in a telemarketing gig. I remember the date vividly. I did go out to Vegas for that tourney but was only there briefly and dont remember that table, I was there very late at night to meet up with someone.

The Youtube video in this thread looks right to me, Earl was 100% using the florescent light cue-tec cue, he won the mil with that cue or one that looked just like it BTW.

Cool table, Id love to see a pic straight down on the pocket, Greg has came a very long way since then, wow.
 

Fatboy

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By golly I think you got it! They must have put different a skirt on before selling it. Obviously mine does not have the white lettering on it.

Thank you!

Ken


i think thats vinyl lettering, the diamond tables at Mickeys cues & brews in vegas had the IPT letters on them, if the light hits them right you can see where they were. This was a few years ago, so perhaps not now, but often skirts on tables in big events have temporary adverts on them.
 

Okie

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i think thats vinyl lettering, the diamond tables at Mickeys cues & brews in vegas had the IPT letters on them, if the light hits them right you can see where they were. This was a few years ago, so perhaps not now, but often skirts on tables in big events have temporary adverts on them.

That makes sense! I will see if I can see it. :)

Ken
 
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