VAL FINNEY and KELLY FISHER

Brickman

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HEY GUYS/GALS....

I just wanted to post and say that this past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and competing against these two fine ladies. They are both a pleasure to be around, and have such a sweet disposition about them. I got to speak with both several times and really learned alot watching their games.

Although I am sure they were more impressed with meeting me than I was with them :D :D :D ....... I guarantee they will never forget the Brickman. I went 1 and 1 against Val , never got to play Kelly. Val thought I was trying to shark her at one point when I " kinda lost it " after a couple of stupid misses....she esp. thought that as my cue bounced across the pool room at about 2:30 am and began callling myself a few clean albeit mean names :D :D . When someone told her that I was actually being fairly calm for me , she was cool with it. I nearly had her in our first match, she only beat me by 5 games......of course it was only a race to 5 :cool:, and at one point she looked worried....... that she wasnt going to skunk me :p :D

All in ALL I had a great weekend, and man can these ladies play, and the way they handle themselves is just top notch.....I wish them well, and hope for their continued and increased success as they pursue their career.

My only regret was not getting Vals autograph, which I am not real big on doing anyway, although I got Kelly's for a friend, I have become quite a fan of these ladies and really regret the fact that I didnt get it.

VAL....KELLY, If you ladies ever get back to Tn please make sure Janet lets me know as I would be honored to play a few more games with you :) :)
 

Brickman

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Anybody else ever meet or play with these ladies? Also who is the toughest female you have had to play.....wether you are male or female.

C'mon now, admit who they were and how you did against them :D ;)
 

Roadie

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I think CueSight is giving away autograph cards that were made up during Kelly and Val's sponsorship. Check here www.cuesight.com and see if you can find it. If not, contact them and see if they have any left over.
 

nineballpaul

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Both ladies have played in my room. Val is improving while Kelly shoots lights out. Both very classy ladies. Kelly likes her Boddingtons.
 

pooltchr

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Brickman said:
Anybody else ever meet or play with these ladies? Also who is the toughest female you have had to play.....wether you are male or female.

C'mon now, admit who they were and how you did against them :D ;)

I had the pleasure of working with both ladies when they were sponsored by Fury cues. They are both wonderful ladies, funny, personable, and just fun to be around. Kelly has to be the best player I have ever personally shot against....just for fun...no money involved. She beat me like a drum! I have played Karen and Vivian in charity events, but Kelly is the strongest player I have ever played against.
Steve
 

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I met them both at the Super Billiards Expo last year. Val and Kelly were at the Fury booth doing challenge matchs. Val came out dry on the break and I ran out on her both times I played her.

My father lucked up and beat Kelly Fisher 1 time as well.

As I remember they were 2 very nice ladies and had very charming dispositions about that. Seemed like 2 genuinly cool people.

Heath<----Took his chance while he had it.
 
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Jeeves

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good girls all of them

even nicki in the middle. See you all soon.
 
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Rich R.

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pooltchr said:
I had the pleasure of working with both ladies when they were sponsored by Fury cues.
Steve, when did Fury end its relationship with Kelly and Val?
I wasn't aware. :confused:
 

Eydie Romano

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They are great gals, both of them. I really like them a lot.

As far as their relationship goes with FURY, I believe that their contract was up. I am not sure though.
 

pooltchr

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I don't know the specifics (It really wasn't my business), but they parted ways late last summer.
Steve
 

Rich R.

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pooltchr said:
I don't know the specifics (It really wasn't my business), but they parted ways late last summer.
Steve
The last time I saw them at a regional tournament, they weren't wearing the Fury logos. I should have suspected.

What is going on with pool supply companies. First Falcon drops Karen Corr and now Fury dops Kelly and Val.
I guess they don't feel they should support pool players. :confused:
 

pooltchr

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Rich,
Since I was not involved in the decision with either of the examples you sited, I can only speculate. Businesses exist to be profitable. Sponsorship of players, tournaments, tours or anything else has to be looked at from a profit/loss perspective. It costs money to sponsor players or events, and a company needs to have a return on the investment in order to justify the decision. If a company determines that sponsorship results in more revenue than it costs, it is a good business decision. If it doesn't, then those decisions must be reconsidered. At the same time, the players (or event managers) don't believe that the sponsorship package is beneficial, they must also reconsider the relationship. Unless you have a win-win situation, either party may be forced to consider other options.
This is by no means suggesting that this was the case, simply an observation from someone with a fairly considerable business background.
Steve
 

Johnnyt

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pooltchr said:
Rich,
Since I was not involved in the decision with either of the examples you sited, I can only speculate. Businesses exist to be profitable. Sponsorship of players, tournaments, tours or anything else has to be looked at from a profit/loss perspective. It costs money to sponsor players or events, and a company needs to have a return on the investment in order to justify the decision. If a company determines that sponsorship results in more revenue than it costs, it is a good business decision. If it doesn't, then those decisions must be reconsidered. At the same time, the players (or event managers) don't believe that the sponsorship package is beneficial, they must also reconsider the relationship. Unless you have a win-win situation, either party may be forced to consider other options.
This is by no means suggesting that this was the case, simply an observation from someone with a fairly considerable business background.
Steve
Maybe because there going in or in the billiard suppy business now. Johnnyt
 

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Johnnyt said:
Maybe because there going in or in the billiard suppy business now. Johnnyt
They are about to come out with their own line of custom cues...Kwik Fire.
 

Cornerman

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Rich R. said:
Steve, when did Fury end its relationship with Kelly and Val?
I wasn't aware. :confused:
I don't know about their relationship with FURY, but they are into their own venture with KwikFire.

Fred
 

X Breaker

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Kelly Fisher is a truly classy lady. She is so talented, and has a very solid all round game. Also, she has very nice temperament around the table, and she conducts herself very professionally at all time.

Kelly Fisher is still learning the game of 9 ball, she will get even better. In my book, she is the next ladie's world champion.:)

Richard
 

Rich R.

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Cornerman said:
I don't know about their relationship with FURY, but they are into their own venture with KwikFire.
It would definitely make sense for Kelly and Val to end their relationship with Fury, if they are starting their own venture.
I had read something about the KwikFire venture, but I didn't know it involved a line of cues. I thought it was just clothing. My bad.
 

Wally in Cincy

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Briefly,

Kelly and Val were staying on the same floor at the hotel when we went to the Peoria event last year and they were very nice people.
 
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