Table Climbers @ Buffalo's

Nostroke

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Justin Hall used the no foot on the floor rule very wisely to help him double dip Tony Chohan in the finals.

With $38,000 on the line for 1st place you can't blame him one bit for taking advantage of that rule lol

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Hell no but i still can blame the TD/owner for allowing it-It disrespects pool imho- not to mention it changes the game significantly.

Justin looks pretty silly up there-Imagine Tony full up there like that?
 
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Kickin' Chicken

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you really think it has something to do w the table riding. I think from what i heard-95% of the rooms in NO allow that

No, not at all.

I just think that he has a great thing going on at his room for many reasons and his supporting this NOLA tradition doesn't appear to be hurting his bottom line.

So again, more power to him. :)
 

Agent 99

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The Atlanta Braves will no longer use pitchers or allow their opponent to use pitchers in their baseball games. All batters will toss their own pitches into the air with one hand and then swing at it.

Why should anyone have a problem with this...
 

jay helfert

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No, not at all.

I just think that he has a great thing going on at his room for many reasons and his supporting this NOLA tradition doesn't appear to be hurting his bottom line.

So again, more power to him. :)

There you go! Hats off to owner James Leone for making a good living running a poolroom. I bet he works his ass off too, maybe 50-60 hours a week or more. He has my admiration, that's for sure. I know damn well I could run a successful poolroom again in Los Angles if I so desired, but at 70+ I no longer have the energy to work that hard.

By the way, long before there were many pro tournaments for players to compete in, we regularly played "up on the table" in money games. It was a common rule all over the country and even incorporated at the hallowed Johnston City events in the back room action.

I like Buffalo's so much I plan on heading down that way next year. I want to shake Jame's hand. I admire him for being a successful businessman as much as I admire Justin Hall for coming back on short rest to beat Corey and double dip T-Rex. We need one hundred more room owners like this, who are in a position to promote professional pool tournaments and add good money to the purses.

I always thought the big poolroom events were the most fun - Hard Times and California Billiards out this way and rooms like Steinways and Carom Cafe back East. We could probably create a pro tour just utilizing rooms like this alone. In fact, that IS essentially the Pro Tour in this country currently, with a few casino events thrown in for good measure.
 

erhino41

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If Buffalo has found a way to keep his room hopping & open 24/7 365, then more power to him. :thumbup:

best,
brian kc

+1 for this. Those are some top tier players in those potos above and they have no problems with it. I would be concerned with the inexperienced players playing copy cat but It's not my equipment and I'm sure he takes wear and tear into account.
 

terryhanna

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No, not at all.

I just think that he has a great thing going on at his room for many reasons and his supporting this NOLA tradition doesn't appear to be hurting his bottom line.

So again, more power to him. :)


Buffalo's is just different they have legal gambling there, 24 hour drinking and it's just not like anywhere else in the country.
 
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overlord

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NOLA has always had it’s own distinct culture and that’s what makes it so interesting.

J. Hall kicked ass and played forever to win. About five years ago he came through SMHB and lost. I took half the action. Right before that he had won a big One Hole tournament in Mississippi.

He has put on a little weight since then. New Orleans has some of the finest food in the country.
 
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Nostroke

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There you go! Hats off to owner James Leone for making a good living running a poolroom. I bet he works his ass off too, maybe 50-60 hours a week or more. He has my admiration, that's for sure. I know damn well I could run a successful poolroom again in Los Angles if I so desired, but at 70+ I no longer have the energy to work that hard.

By the way, long before there were many pro tournaments for players to compete in, we regularly played "up on the table" in money games. It was a common rule all over the country and even incorporated at the hallowed Johnston City events in the back room action.

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Probably because Shorty was there. He always insisted on he being able to climb the table in gambling matches but im pretty sure it was he only-not his opponents. Ive only been a pool cult guy since 90-91 or so and have never seen a match that allowed it-other than the first one or two IPT matches on TV. IIRC it was no longer allowed by the 3rd and last event in Reno-maybe the one before.
 
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jay helfert

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Probably because Shorty was there. He always insisted on he being able to climb the table but im pretty sure it was he only-not his opponents.

Correct! If he could get up on the table, just about no one could beat Boston Shorty. But at Johnston City that WAS the rule for money games in the back room. Plus it was one of those oral rules that you stated before money games all over the country back in the 60's and 70's.
 

Nostroke

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Correct! If he could get up on the table, just about no one could beat Boston Shorty. But at Johnston City that WAS the rule for money games in the back room. Plus it was one of those oral rules that you stated before money games all over the country back in the 60's and 70's.

Damn-totally unaware of that- I wonder why it near totally faded out?
 

jimmyco

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Ah, the young and the restless...

I have some theories about what I'm seeing:
1. Nobody in New Orleans can use a rest
2. Everyone in NOLA is a midget.
3. Everyone in NOLA is a midget who for some reason cannot use a rest.
4. Nobody in NOLA can play opposite handed

The only near universal rule of all pocket billiards (one foot on the floor)has that status for a reason, because without it:
1. You risk damaging the cushion
2. You risk damaging the cloth
3. You risk putting the table out of level
4. You look retarded.

If the room owner is fine with the above, which apparently he is, then go right ahead.


Point me to the short bus.

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overlord

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There you go! Hats off to owner James Leone for making a good living running a poolroom. I bet he works his ass off too, maybe 50-60 hours a week or more. He has my admiration, that's for sure. I know damn well I could run a successful poolroom again in Los Angles if I so desired, but at 70+ I no longer have the energy to work that hard.

By the way, long before there were many pro tournaments for players to compete in, we regularly played "up on the table" in money games. It was a common rule all over the country and even incorporated at the hallowed Johnston City events in the back room action.

I like Buffalo's so much I plan on heading down that way next year. I want to shake Jame's hand. I admire him for being a successful businessman as much as I admire Justin Hall for coming back on short rest to beat Corey and double dip T-Rex. We need one hundred more room owners like this, who are in a position to promote professional pool tournaments and add good money to the purses.

I always thought the big poolroom events were the most fun - Hard Times and California Billiards out this way and rooms like Steinways and Carom Cafe back East. We could probably create a pro tour just utilizing rooms like this alone. In fact, that IS essentially the Pro Tour in this country currently, with a few casino events thrown in for good measure.

The way lease rates have appreciated in LA I don’t think a pool room can be run at a profit in a decent location.

Notwithstanding the fact that the city hates to hand out pool room permits.
 

King T

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Well...,

The one foot on the floor seems like an etiquette rule,
Respecting the equipment and its owner

But hey if the owner is kool with people stepping on his cloth and rails
Leaving who knows what kind of junk or germs even on the table
So be it

On top of all that, just looks childish

It wouldn't look childish if you were willing to bet high enough. You would be happy to get on the table if it kept $2500 or $5000 in your pocket.

They did this in Houston for years.
 

Get_A_Grip

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Although it certainly looked funny, I really didn't mind it. When Corey did it, I couldn't help but think of his comment that said something like, "He doesn't make the rules, he just plays by them", and it made me smile.

This is a "game" after all. God forbid that a game might look childish at times. :thumbup:
 

iusedtoberich

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These pics are awesome! I saw one or two live on the feed.

One thing I’d say (never having tried “no feet” myself) is it’s probably a new stroke and skill to learn and practice before shooting the money ball!
 

Nostroke

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No, they have always played by these rules at Buffalo's and the old Sports Palace in New Orleans.

The two real action pool rooms in New Orleans for the last 40-50 years or more.

The only reason Buffalo allows it is because the players want these rules to remain.

The guys on the stream said 'on the table' has never been permitted at previous big TOURNAMENTS at Buffalo's-False?
 
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jtompilot

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There you go! Hats off to owner James Leone for making a good living running a poolroom. I bet he works his ass off too, maybe 50-60 hours a week or more. He has my admiration, that's for sure. I know damn well I could run a successful poolroom again in Los Angles if I so desired, but at 70+ I no longer have the energy to work that hard.

By the way, long before there were many pro tournaments for players to compete in, we regularly played "up on the table" in money games. It was a common rule all over the country and even incorporated at the hallowed Johnston City events in the back room action.

I like Buffalo's so much I plan on heading down that way next year. I want to shake Jame's hand. I admire him for being a successful businessman as much as I admire Justin Hall for coming back on short rest to beat Corey and double dip T-Rex. We need one hundred more room owners like this, who are in a position to promote professional pool tournaments and add good money to the purses.

I always thought the big poolroom events were the most fun - Hard Times and California Billiards out this way and rooms like Steinways and Carom Cafe back East. We could probably create a pro tour just utilizing rooms like this alone. In fact, that IS essentially the Pro Tour in this country currently, with a few casino events thrown in for good measure.

When you get here you got action:)
 

fasted71465

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I grew up playing in Monroe, LA and we could get on the table. I didn't know was a bridge until I saw one used on TV.
 

fasted71465

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A lot of older places in Louisiana you could get on the table. This one just happened to survive the down hill pool has taken in the last 20 years.
 

Joe_Jaguar

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The guys on the stream said 'on the table' has never been permitted at previous big TOURNAMENTS at Buffalo's-False?

That is what I heard as well from the commentator Scott Rabon, plus don't recall seeing it on the previous streams from there.
 
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