PDA

View Full Version : expo in vegas: who's going and what is it?



boalt06
04-20-2004, 11:16 AM
I know there is an expo cominf up in Vegas. Will it be the same as the one in Valley Forge? WHO IS GOING to this expo?

pooltchr
04-20-2004, 12:31 PM
If you are talking about the BCA expo, it was held the first week of April

Scott Lee
04-20-2004, 12:33 PM
You already missed it! The BCA Trade Show was April 1-3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. That was the week following Allen Hopkin's Super Billiards Expo, held the weekend prior, in Valley Forge, PA. The difference betweent the two, is that Hopkin's show is for consumers, and features, amateur and pro tournament play. The BCA Trade Show is strictly for people in the billiards business, and is not open to the public at large. Also, there are no tournaments. However, the BCA National 8-Ball tournament is coming up next month, which is 10 days of amateur tournament play, along with the BCA Open professional tournament.

Scott Lee

JJHolmquist
04-20-2004, 12:54 PM
Im in the millitary, and have unfortunatly been stuck in Iceland for quite a while. Anyways, Ill be on leave during the month of may, and was curious if anyone has any information on these tournaments. I was thinking about going to Vegas anyways, and any pool event goin on during May would be just icing on the cake. Thanks for any info any of you might have!

Scott Lee
04-20-2004, 01:01 PM
The BCA National 8-Ball tournament is open to any BCA member player, and goes on for 10 days. There are several threads here on the tournament. All you have to do is join the BCA ($25 fee), and you can play in the singles divisions, scotch doubles, and mini tournaments. You just have to pay the entry fee(s). You must play in a BCA league to play in the team events. If you want to go, you'd better contact the BCA immediately, as I believe the entries may already be closed.

There is also the VNEA national tournament, beginning the last week of May, also for 10 days. You can buy your way into that tournament as well. Both events are held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

Hope this helps.

Scott Lee

boalt06
04-20-2004, 01:45 PM
Will there be a bunch of vendors there...like at Valley forge?
Thank You,
--EG

SPetty
04-20-2004, 06:41 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Scott Lee:</font><hr> All you have to do is join the BCA ($25 fee), and you can play in the singles divisions, scotch doubles, and mini tournaments. You just have to pay the entry fee(s). You must play in a BCA league to play in the team events.<hr /></blockquote>Hi Scott,

I'm too tired to look it up right now, but I'm pretty sure that in order to play Scotch Doubles, unless they've changed the rule, you've gotta be "qualified" in the same league with your partner. I don't think just any two players can be scotch doubles partners - they have to both come from the same league, and the entry must be sent in by the LO - just like the teams.

rocky
04-21-2004, 07:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote boalt06:</font><hr> Will there be a bunch of vendors there...like at Valley forge?
Thank You,
--EG <hr /></blockquote>
Most of the major vendors will be there, Mueller, deadstroke, predator, mcdermott and quite a few others, it is a blast if you are into pool. And enough actin to keep any pool player busy for a week. Does anyone know if the cue club is open, i heard a rumor that it was closed again?

Scott Lee
04-21-2004, 10:26 AM
Susan...I don't think so, but I could be wrong. I've seen scotch doubles partners from Canada and the U.S. several times. They cannot possibly be from the same league. Also, there are scotch doubles partners from separate parts of the U.S. every year...just people who decided to try each other out, as scotch doubles partners...particularly in the Masters divisions.

Scott

SPetty
04-21-2004, 10:46 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Scott Lee:</font><hr>SPetty...I could be wrong.<hr /></blockquote>"Both members of any Scotch Doubles team must come from within the same League Operatorís system."

http://www.bca-pool.com/play/tournaments/8ball/eligibility.html

I thought that the "same League Operator's system" means the same league. Maybe there is another meaning to that phrase?

ajrack
04-22-2004, 11:19 PM
Toby supposedly sold out his share of the CUE CLUB but I think it is still open.