2009 AZB/onepocket.org Members Room at DCC - official info and rules

Williebetmore

Member, .25% Club
Silver Member
Hey, here's another benefit of becoming a room member.

Jack Justis has in the past donated a really cool, "AZB/onepocket.org room" customized Roadrunner case to the cause. This year he is going to donate a 2x4 case to the room. We will either use it as a prize for one of the contests in the room; or raffle/auction it off among the donating members.

I didn't ask him if it would be customized as he has done in previous years (it was such a magnanimous gesture that I didn't want to appear greedy...errrr...greedier....:smile: ).

Too cool; many thanks to Jack for supporting our room.
 

Vincent

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Members Room -- Skill Level?

First Timer going to Derby here as spectator. How good do you have to be to play in the AZ room or after hours in the tournament area? Any info appreciated...
 

Williebetmore

Member, .25% Club
Silver Member
Vincent said:
First Timer going to Derby here as spectator. How good do you have to be to play in the AZ room or after hours in the tournament area? Any info appreciated...

V,
The AZB room has very much been a place for socializing, and for warming up (for those entered in events). I doubt that will change. There is no specific skill level required; but enthusiasm is mandatory, and a love for the game required.

We encourage members of ALL skill levels to participate...it's FUN.
 

Samiel

Sea Player
Silver Member
WBM - I had a TON of FUN the first time we had the room! Too bad I haven't been able to make it back to the DCC since then! I'm still not sure about this year either... darn it!

I recommend getting in on this to everyone! You'll meet a ton of pros, instructors and many, many other AZers! It's a blast!
 

Williebetmore

Member, .25% Club
Silver Member
Samiel said:
WBM - I had a TON of FUN the first time we had the room! Too bad I haven't been able to make it back to the DCC since then! I'm still not sure about this year either... darn it!

I recommend getting in on this to everyone! You'll meet a ton of pros, instructors and many, many other AZers! It's a blast!

Sam,
Only FOURTEEN people have signed up so far.....we will have to cancel the room if we don't get more signups soon.:( :(
 

iba7467

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Williebetmore said:
Sam,
Only FOURTEEN people have signed up so far.....we will have to cancel the room if we don't get more signups soon.:( :(

My money will be in the mail by Wednesday.

Edited: I forgot Monday
 
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freddy the beard

Freddy Bentivegna
Silver Member
Donations for the raffle

Willie, I promise to donate a Bank on Brother T ($25 value) and both of my DVDs ($49.95 value) to the room's raffle. Don't thank me, just keep me apprised of what kind of stroke SJD is in. (Plus, make sure he doesnt win the raffle.)

the Beard
 

ragbug74

Next NYTimes Best-Seller!
Silver Member
Williebetmore said:
Sam,
Only FOURTEEN people have signed up so far.....we will have to cancel the room if we don't get more signups soon.:( :(

WBM, my $$ will go in the mail over the weekend!
 

Williebetmore

Member, .25% Club
Silver Member
freddy the beard said:
Willie, I promise to donate a Bank on Brother T ($25 value) and both of my DVDs ($49.95 value) to the room's raffle. Don't thank me, just keep me apprised of what kind of stroke SJD is in. (Plus, make sure he doesnt win the raffle.)

the Beard

FTB,
I must ignore your advice.....many thanks for the donations. We appreciate not only your donations; but also the time you've spent hanging around with the members. Hope to see you at DCC.
 

tom haney

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Samiel said:
WBM - I had a TON of FUN the first time we had the room! Too bad I haven't been able to make it back to the DCC since then! I'm still not sure about this year either... darn it!

I recommend getting in on this to everyone! You'll meet a ton of pros, instructors and many, many other AZers! It's a blast!


That's right, Samiel. Keep ducking me!:D
 

jay helfert

Shoot Pool, not people
Gold Member
Silver Member
Williebetmore said:
Okay, it's time to get this thing together. SEND YOUR MONEY NOW. Here is the official scoop for the 2009 DCC AZB/onepocket.org Forum Members Room. I'll update this post if there are changes/updates; so check it before you attend. Any suggestions for the room, just place in this thread and we'll discuss.

WHEN: January 23rd through January 31st, 2009.

WHERE: Horeshoe Casino Hotel ? I have no idea what specific room; be resourceful and find it; we do have 2 tables in one room.

WHAT DOES IT COST?: $25 for playing privileges. Anyone can hang out for free.

WHO DO I PAY?: Checks payable to Steve Lomako (he is solely in charge of finances). Send them to him at: The Rack, 28410 Joy Rd., Livonia, MI 48150. NO PAYPAL, NO CREDIT CARDS, NO "I'LL PAY YOU WHEN I SEE YOU AT THE DERBY" (a frequent request). We are not a business, and we are not a collection agency; all of the organizers wish to enjoy the Derby as much as you do. No refunds or transfers if you have to change plans (think of it as a donation to a worthy cause). Thanks for understanding. MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR SCREENNAME AND YOUR REAL NAME IN WITH THE CHECK SO YOUR BADGE WILL BE ACCURATE!!!!!!!!

WHEN DO I PAY?: We will accept payment starting NOW. The cutoff is January 8th if you want to have playing privileges (organizers do not want to spend the holidays handling this stuff for the procrastinators).

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN RETURN FOR THIS HUGE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION?: Your $25 get's you playing privileges in the room (and as you will see, finding table time at the DCC can be freakishly difficult if you are not a room member). We will also try to have bottled water, soda, and snacks available for free (as long as the funds and volunteers last). We will have a couple of "in-room" tournaments and give-aways as in past years. We always have a gangload of pro's passing through who will play challenges. We have some noted instructors who volunteer their time for mini-clinics.

HOW WILL PLAYING TIME BE ALLOCATED?: As before, there will be a list of allowable "games" (ie. race to 2 at one-pocket, race to 2 in 8-ball, race to 3 in 9-ball, race to 2 in 9-ball banks, race to 35 in 14.1). There will be a sign-up board for each table. When your turn comes up, you play the person above you in the order; after the match your opponent leaves the table (win or lose) and you play the person below you in the order; then you leave the table after that match (win or lose). You can always sign right back into the order if you wish. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action from the Room Goons; which of course brings up the question:

WHAT IS A ROOM GOON?: In response to the venue requirements for dispute resolution (very rare in the past; but we must have a mechanism in place if we are to have the room); we have recruited some big, occasionally unruly guys to resolve any disputes, and to assure that everyone is well behaved. Serving this year will hopefully be JCIN, bignasty, and Steve Lomako (I also will be available to help resolve any and all room issues; but I can't beat anyone up). If any disputes or rulings are necessary, then find a Room Goon; the decision of the Room Goon (or me) is FINAL (even if it's wrong). Anyone disagreeing is subject to being barred from not only the AZB room, but also from the DCC venue as well. This has never been necessary, and I doubt it will ever be, but there you are. Anyone who doesn't like this will be forced to organize the room next year (we are not permitted to have the room unless we designate someone as "in charge").

PRO'S PLAY FOR FREE: Just so everyone doesn't immediately label themselves a "pro", we will have a list of all pro's who may play. If you don't have an official room playing privilege badge, or if you are not on the official pro list; then DON'T PLAY IN OUR ROOM. If I've left someone prominent off the list, let me know immediately.

CAN I CONTRIBUTE EVEN IF I'M NOT ATTENDING?: ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY. In addition, we are permitted to have ROOM SPONSORS; so if you would like to display a banner and have your name attached to the room; or would like to display your wares in the limited space we have available; please let me know.

WHERE WILL ALL OF THE MONEY GO?: All funds go towards renting the equipment (Greg Sullivan PROVIDES THE ROOM FOR US - how cool is that?), buying refreshments, paying out the prizes for the in-room tournaments. Any funds left over will be saved for next year?s room. If we have a large surplus (hasn't happened yet) we will sponsor a professional competition at the DCC or a mini-tournament. This we've communicated to Greg Sullivan to help re-pay him for his consideration and assistance in helping our room thrive

ONE-POCKET CHALLENGE: On Sunday/Monday/Tuesday Jay Helfert will be running the One Pocket Challenge (where players challenge the one-pocket ghost) on one of our tables from noon to midnight each of those 3 days (effectively leaving only one table for member play). The more limited access to table time should MORE than be made up for by the presence of some really great players challenging the ghost in our room. Don't sign up for playing privileges if this bothers you. There will be a moratorium on clinics/exhibitions in the room during the hours of the One Pocket Challenge - only member play on the "single" table during those hours, those 3 days.

WHO ARE THE ORGANIZERS?: Steve Lomako and Williebetmore are the only 2 individuals we could find that were seriously deranged enough to volunteer. All decisions by the organizers are final; even if horribly wrong (we welcome all input however). Boradriver will be making the room nametags. JCIN and bignasty volunteered as Room Goons last year, and I hope to convince them to do it again.
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The One Pocket Challenge is on Jan. 27-29 (Tue.-Thur.) in the AZ Room. Incorrect dates shown above.
 
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stevelomako

We bust hustlers
Silver Member
jay helfert said:
The One Pocket Challenge is on Jan. 27-29 (Tue.-Thur.) in the AZ Room. Incorrect dates shown above.

You have it as Jan 25-27 in other spots, for sure at OP.org, it doesn't matter when it is, it'll draw a crowd.
 

jay helfert

Shoot Pool, not people
Gold Member
Silver Member
stevelomako said:
You have it as Jan 25-27 in other spots, for sure at OP.org, it doesn't matter when it is, it'll draw a crowd.


Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Those were the original dates. We swapped the Ten Ball Challenge and the One Pocket Challenge dates about two months ago. Greg and I made this decision at the U.S. Open. Sorry I didn't correct it on here sooner. Please check the DCC thread for all the correct information about this event and the Fat Boy Ten Ball Challenge. The correct dates have been on there for over a month.
 
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elvicash

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Sign me up.

I am looking forward to an excellent week of pool at the DCC and having our own room is awesome.

Thanks for putting it together Steve and WBM

And kudos to these excellent sponsors Greg, Diamond, Jack and Freddy.
 

freddy the beard

Freddy Bentivegna
Silver Member
Fantasy Camp

ceebee said:
Will there be any Instructor clinics going on...?


Danny Di, Grady M and myself, the Beard are running a 5 hr instructional fantasy camp the 26th of Jan. at 9AM in the Straight pool room. The fee is $100. PM me for details.

the Beard
 

Williebetmore

Member, .25% Club
Silver Member
jay helfert said:
The One Pocket Challenge is on Jan. 27-29 (Tue.-Thur.) in the AZ Room. Incorrect dates shown above.

JH,
I've changed the initial post in the thread to reflect the date change. Good luck; should be fun. I'm going to assume you are a lock to beat Gabe Owen's 60.
 

BigDogatLarge

Da pool gods are laughin'
Silver Member
My check is in the mail for two people. See you there! Thanks for putting this all together.

Dwight





Merry Christmas
 

JoeyA

Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
Silver Member
Hot Pool Girls In Az Room

If you go to the DCC, you have to insane not to send in your $25 for the privilege of playing pool in the AZBilliards Room.

The room is open virtually the entire day and there are no coin slots in either of the two tables.

If you play pool at the DCC, the AZB room is great for warming up before a match or getting a pool lesson from any of the many pool instructors and professional pool players that pass by every day.

It's also a great place to meet AZ friends and connect a face to those screen names.

Some of the REALLY HOT pool girls visit the AZ Room if you're in to that kind of thing. HOT GIRL LINK.

JoeyA (digs HOT pool girls but they have to be able to play a good game of pool, too). :dance: :blush:
 
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