Archive for September, 2010

Honey, we’re home!

September 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Made it to Stuart, FL…nice drive down I-95 to Hwy 1!  Stopped at Amy’s Billiards just across the Roosevelt Bridge from motel for a short look-around.  The owner, Amy Poulter, was very personable and made us feel welcome.  She had asked what I like to drink during a phone call a week ago, and I mentioned that I like Sam Adams Boston Lager.  Well, she bought me a 12 pk and put it on ice!  That’s service. 

The place isn’t real fancy but I bet the players get their ‘groove’ on in that place.  The 9′ Olhausens (10), 3 Valley coin-op 7′ w/ Championship green felt are in nice shape.  There’s 1 Diamond 7′ Smart Table and also, a 3-cushion 12′ heated table, too! 

More later…..

Park Ave. Billiards Orange Park, FL 9-Ball Tournament

September 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Hey, Players!

Sunday afternoon in Sept.?  Time for football on tv and pool on Sunday afternoon…$10.00 entry race to 7 on winners side and race to 5 on one-loss side.  $500.00 added w/ 24+ entries.  It would be more fair if they paid down to top 25% but maybe that can be changed. 

It’s a tough tournament on 9″ Brunswick GC III’s w/ Simonis 860 cloth and Aramith Premier Ball w/ Pro Cue “measles” cue ball.  I’m in it for the competition since I entered the US Amateur Championship qualifier in Stuart, FL Sept 17-19.  Gotta play more on the big tables………….it toughens ya up! 

Park Ave. is a good place to play and they’re about to move to a bigger location soon………..good selection of beers, too!  Also, they serve beer on Sundays!  They have 8 and 9 ft Brunswicks and Gandy’s and a 9′ Diamond, all w/ green Simonis 860! 

Look for my new sponsor banner “CueWorks, etc.” over the table lights on their feature table.  Mention my ad when you call for repair and get preferred service for your repair.

CYA

2010 US Amateur Championships qualifier @ Amy’s Billiards in Stuart, FL Sept 17-19, 2010

September 2nd, 2010 | 0 Comments

We already have reservations at Best Western Stuart, FL arr:09/16-19.  It’s located 1.5 miles from Amy’s Billiards (www.amysbilliards.com) so will be easy to get to/ from for practice.  The tables are Olhausen 9′ w/ Championship cloth, supposedly play faster than Simonis 760. 

I plan on practicing 3-4 hours on Thurs, 3-4 hours on Fri. and playing a 9 ball tournament in a tavern nearby Fri night on 7′ Valley tables.  Since there are only 55 entries, they will start the qualifier tournament on Sat 09/18 and finish on Sun 09/19.

Thanks to Blanding Billiards for sponsoring my trip and entry!  I can hardly wait for the new Diamond Tables coming to Blanding Billiards this month.  They play great…….

As we get into the weekend trip, I will be adding pics and video.  If anyone has a practice drill or tips for me, post here or call or email