Str8Shots Has Not Paid for CO State 8-Ball Championships

Mark Griffin

AzB Gold Member
Gold Member
Silver Member
I had several talks with Marc & Kimberly Griffiths around the time of your tournament last year in July. I had also talked to them several time in the year previous.

I believe they had good intentions. I also believe they did not know what they were doing.

I don't think they ever set out to defraud anyone - but things happen.

I do not understand why they let this go for so long. They could have easily contacted the few unpaid players and made arrangements.

The non-performance on the junior players and other similar things are a different matter.

Bottom line - communication is the key to making things work.
I wish things had gone better for them and the pool world!!


Mark Griffin
 

Majic

With The Lights ON !!
Silver Member
They said they sent it to the wrong PayPal address and had to get the money back. The story we got was that the 1st-4th prize money was in Kimberly's purse and there was a period of time that nobody had their eye on it, then the money was stolen along with her credit and debit cards. They didn't use the safe at the location because last time they couldn't get ahold of someone that could open it when they needed the money.

i have done that once before using paypal..........innocent mistake
 

maha

from way back when
Silver Member
first off since they said the money was stolen. believe them and call the police and have a report filed that your money was stolen from their care. and it is possible they are the ones that took it or embezzled it. that will get some action quickly as the police must act on such a large theft case..

since they wont communicate with you you are right to do this.

then let them know you are alerting the state about them not filing their reports.

then start a small claims action. after you win you can put a lien on anything they own and have money taken out from any wages or income they receive. and also start the process of selling their assets to pay your claim.

if they know your going to do all these things and once you start will continue. they will be forced to make things right with you unless they are idiots and really want many more headaches.

this is fair as people need to learn that they have to pay their obligations. and if late not lie or avoid people that have done nothing wrong to them.
 

Dead Money

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
The bottom line of this entire circus is simple....especially when it comes to pool players and their cohorts.
IF YOU LAY DOWN WITH DOGS, SOONER OR LATER YOU WILL GET FLEAS


Does this mean if you lay down with fleas you get dogs too?!:eek:


To the thread starter, I hope you get paid. This is a ridiculous situation!
 

PINKLADY

ICNBB
Silver Member
Update: I have heard from an acquaintance of Kimberly's that she thought I had received my 2nd place winnings, so she is "going to get to the bottom of it and make sure I am paid".

This thread was primarily an attempt to get in touch with Str8Shots, but I also thought everyone should know the facts of the situation from my perspective. Trust is a major component of business, and I think the pool & billiard community deserves better!

so all this is over $980 (& $450) @ 90 days arrears.

aside from being pitiful cash-flow, based on the statement above that you conveniently heard 2nd-hand, you will get paid. (and exampled by most previous claims settled.) good for you! :happydance:

what's the over/under @ 30 days from AUG 14?

PL <---- i'd be calling daily & accepting partial payments, as ready, via paypal.
 

Johnnyt

Burn all jump cues
Silver Member
Note. When "Straigh8 Jen" first came on here myself and several others blasted her because something didn't seem right. The next day Justin from TAR came on here and said we had her all wrong and she was cool. Myself and others apologized to her...I take that back. Johnnyt
 

Jesters

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Wow! It all started so well and then one after another screw up that has hurt many players financially and maybe shattered some dreams of Juniors and up and comers and industry people. Lots of promises with little follow through. can anyone believe anything they say anymore?
 

Nostroke

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
It just shows the state we are in when even a housewife with no knowledge of the industry cant save pool!

I thought we'd turned it around for a moment there!!:)
 
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TX Poolnut

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I got some oceanfront property in Arizona,
From my front porch you can see the sea,
I got some oceanfront property in Arizona,
If you'll buy that, I'll throw the Golden Gate in free.
 

measureman

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I got some oceanfront property in Arizona,
From my front porch you can see the sea,
I got some oceanfront property in Arizona,
If you'll buy that, I'll throw the Golden Gate in free.

Deal. I'll take it.
Str8Shots will send you a check.
 

asianevil

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
If everything in this thread is taken at face value (and, in the absence of any attempt by Str8Shots to explain what happened and how and on what schedule unpaid moneys will be paid to those that were stiffed, that's my inclination), it is all very disturbing.

If the facts as presented are accurate, this is not a case of deficit spending but a case of deceit. Barring a refutation of the facts presented and repayment of the moneys due those who were denied prize moneys earned, I think we can write off Str8Shots.

I sure hope I'm wrong on this occasion, for I want the best for the people they sponsor and want to share in the vision that guides Str8shots. I hope Str8shots, which has a history of addressing the AZB community to enhance and/or protect its own image, comes forth and explains its position and its plans and timetable to make good on the defaulted payments.

its strange that if there truly was a theft in excess of $1000, no police report popped up? nothing to prove their stance?
 

justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
I have not received any contact from Str8Shots since this thread was started on August 14th. If/when that happens, I will make sure to post an update.

Besides the missing payment, do you have any other issues with Str8Shots?

If there was another event run by Str8Shots would you attend?
 

justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?


:D

Mrs. Lincoln didn't remarry.

In Jeremiah's case me may choose not to be interested in competitive billiards after an experience like this.

I am curious to know how severe he has been wronged. Its unlikely his lifestyle depends on the winnings.

Like that movie pool hall junkies where a strong player is dissatisfied by the people in the industry, then gives it up or reduces it to a hobby.
 
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