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Fran Airam
11-07-2003, 05:34 PM
Questions for Mike Janis (Viking) Calcutta

My dearest Mike,

Do you think it's fair that the auctioneer be allowed to silently bid on the "pool-players of their choice" or-to aution-them-off in 2 seconds without ever looking into the crowd to see who-else might want to buy this player?

As the auctioneer - do you think this confuses and manipulates the people who want to participate in the player-auction?

Don't you think that the people should have time to bid on this player and, maybe, - you should look up and see who has their hand raised?

Do you think that people should know where the bid came-from and see that-the person doing the bidding is you?

As a player and spectator who drove nearly a thousand miles - I would like to ask you;

#1 - How many players did you steal in just-this (the Greenville) the player-auction?
#2 - How much money did you make off the backs of these players?
#3 - Exactly (in what states) is the calcutta (player auction) illegal in?

Fran Airam
American_billiards_union@yahoo.com

Wally_in_Cincy
11-08-2003, 10:30 AM
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Do you think it's fair that the auctioneer be allowed to silently bid on the "pool-players of their choice" or-to aution-them-off in 2 seconds without ever looking into the crowd to see who-else might want to buy this player?
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I'm not Mike but I've seen that happen before (not at a Viking stop)

If that really happened, that's bull****. That's a pet peeve of mine.