View Full Version : I'm still in Vegas- where'd everyone go?

05-23-2005, 08:22 PM
Another BCA week has come and gone. Lots of laughs and good pool. It was great seeing friends from the CCB again.

SPetty and I enjoyed some great 9 ball matches and many shots of tequila. We even got on Vivian Villareal's nerves during one of the Texas Tornado's matches. We'll blame that one on the tequila! It was awesome spending time with someone who enjoys the game as much as SPetty.

Ras314 - You're one of the good guys and it was a privilege to meet you. I am a little envious about that beautiful Justis case you won---and I didn't! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CarolNYC - You're awesome! With your determination and positive energy there are many W's in your future.

Eric - Your traveling companion is absolutely stunning and very bright! Wow! I need to take a cold shower now, LOL. Eric is the coolest guy on whichever coast he happens to be near.

Fred Agnir - great seeing you again. I hope your buddy enjoys that amazing Justis case that would have been mine if I'd been 30 seconds earlier! Sheesh! /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Steve Lipsky - I'm still wondering how you were making those balls move from your seat during your match with Earl?? Earl was wondering the same thing. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif I hope everything works out well for you Steve.

Vagabond - it wouldn't kill you to say "hi" would it? /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif Cheers my friend...and nice shoes!

Hope everyone enjoyed their visit to the desert,

05-23-2005, 09:39 PM
Some of us are back in the real world where nights are darker than the daytime and the traffic is not 90% taxies. Well, in my case not much traffic of any kind. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Sort of concerned about SPetty, haven't seen anything from her since she should have gotten home.

The Cue Club has the only GC's I've run across with nice pockets like the Diamond pro that aren't all full of shims. Great place.

Was nice meeting you and some of the others, seemed like I missed a lot of the people I wanted to meet. Busy place.

Just been out showing off the Justis case, Don't think many folks here even knew such things were made. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

05-24-2005, 08:02 AM

Great seeing you again, my friend. You are one of the fixtures in Vegas that we all come to depend on seeing. In fact, now that Wayne Newton has left the Stardust, I think we should move you into the old "Wayne Newton theatre". No trip to Vegas is complete without a visit to see Rip /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Seriously, it was great catching up again. Wish that damn work thing of yours didn't keep getting in the way of you hanging out longer. Maybe next time. Oh, I can fix you up with Susie's twin sister if you like? (kidding) I'll tell her you said hi.


05-24-2005, 09:41 AM
Rip, it was awesome for me to spend time with someone who enjoys the game as much as you and is as knowledgeable as you. I actually giggled again on my way to work this morning with the four simple words "...but she's over there!" /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

On Saturday, I passed by Gil's place one last time, and he had been digging through boxes in preparation for packing up and had come across a one-of-a-kind 8-ball shot glass that he saved and gifted to me! He was a real nice guy and I hope he had a good run. I ended up with 13 leather covered shot glasses, with only two duplicates!

And ras314 - no need to be worried - I just haven't had anything worthwhile to say. (Of course, that's not unusual... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif ) Thanks again for dinner. That was GREAT!

I talked to Carol and got an explanation of the shot clock rule if anyone's interested - Carol got called on a shot clock timeout foul. The timer had called 10 seconds, then Carol got down on her shot and was stroking in preparation and while she was down - and she hadn't gotten up - he called the foul on her. I had always heard that they wouldn't call the foul on you if you were down on your shot and stroking. Carol explained that if you are down on your shot but the timer has NOT called "10", then they won't call the foul on you. However, if the timer has actually called "10", then they can and will call the foul once 10 seconds elapses, whether you're down on the shot or not. Did I describe it right?

The shot clock still doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Many of the matches that were put on the clock were "slow" due to tactical safety play, not because it took the playes too long to take a shot. Oh well.

Scott Lee
05-24-2005, 04:43 PM
Rip...RandyG is still in Vegas. I heard from him today. I guess he's playing in the VNEA too!

Scott Lee

05-24-2005, 09:41 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rip:</font><hr>

Vagabond - it wouldn't kill you to say "hi" would it?

Hi Rip,
I did not have time.I was buisy looking for some real estate.I proposed to buy a home in North West section of Las Vegas.I saw the model home and it will take 7 months to get the home built.Then I will be a resident of Las vegas and I will say hello to u,certainly.Cheers
vagabond /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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05-25-2005, 05:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Vagabond:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rip:</font><hr>

Then I will be a resident of Las vegas and I will say hello to u,certainly.Cheers
vagabond /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Northwest? Sounds like we'll be neighbors!
I'll throw another shrimp on the barbie /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

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05-25-2005, 05:29 PM
Rip my daughter was in Atlantic City and got playing craps and had a great time as a beginner. I told her that the Late Great Johnny Ervolino would have people back him playing craps. I told her I would find out the secret to craps for her,I knew it had to do with a speed trap for a mind.. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.####

05-25-2005, 06:42 PM
Hi Dick,
I wish I had a few sure fire tips for the dice table. There are "systems" for every game and every broke gambler in the world will swear their system is a lock, LOL.

Johnny E loved to shoot dice. I miss him alot. Have you ever met a gambler who wouldn't gladly play with your money and split with you when they win. When they lose it's the same old story "hey--we almost won big--until the table ran cold" and the money that was lost was all yours.

Good to hear from you ####,
Rip~"luck be a lady tonight"

05-25-2005, 07:58 PM
It will be in South west,the newly developing area,close to 205
Vagabond /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

05-25-2005, 08:16 PM
I believe you mean the "215" which circles the valley. I actually live close to the 215 as it passes through South Summerlin.

Hey Vagabond--can I borrow a cup of sugar? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

05-26-2005, 02:22 AM
Hey Guys,
How are you all doing? Eric,Rip,Spetty,Vagabond and RAS, it was so great seeing you guys-really heartwarming!:):):)
Sorry no splash bar,dont drink anyways,maybe Kahlua/milk,but I knew once tournament time came, there was no way we could all get together-those rournaments have CRAZY times,but all-in-all we had fun-
I spent my mornings on "Wheel of fortune" 25 cent-hit 1000 and 500 spin ~4-8 times,then to my hamburger machine,with Spetty, where I just kept making $250.00 on 40 bet,ha ha ha
Jim hit the first 1/2 hour we were there on a 2.00 machine for over 7 grand-the afternoons were by the pool for a few hours, then evenings were dinner,then on to slots,AGAIN!:):):)
Was the HEAT incredible,or what-whats up with this 102-107 degrees OMG-?????????
Mostly everyone left on Saturday,I stayed till Monday-so, Sunday evening went to MGM to see "David Copperfield" 2nd row-incredible-I love him,he's a cutie,too!Then took Kiana to NY NY for the roller coaster ride-then she says, "Ma, want to buy some souvenirs?"Im like "DUH!" we live in NY" ha ha ha!"
Went to stratosphere,BUT,AGAIN it was closed due to high winds, so wound up eating at another restaurant in the stratosphere-
Did ALOT of shopping,went to "cirus.circus" to play in the arcade,of course!Kids will be kids!
All in all, it was a great ten days!
Oh, Spetty, about the shot clock rule, you have 30 seconds to shoot,when the ref calls TEN, either call extension or shoot the damn ball in TEN seconds-thats what I was trying to do, but I guess my time was up cause that cost me a 8-4 score rather than 7-5-the ref was RIGHT-thats why i spoke with him because I didnt want him to feel like I had any animosity toward him-he was so sweet-he said "Carol, I was wishing PLEASE CALL EXTENSION,LMAO"he did his job and he did it well-and you always have to think "if it was the other way around, hey,ya know?"
Okay, stupid moment of play:
First match,runnng rack, check out table, take the bridge,hit 5 ball in and get perfect for 6, opponent gets up and grabs cueball-4 ball was still on table-UGH-talk about dumbass????LMAO-Lessons are alwys learned!

Love you guys!
Carol:):):) /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Spetty,hoped you emjoyed the tape and noticed the caliber of play back in '86-no wonder Jean ruled!LMAO! /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Oh,one more thing-had Jack?Joe Blackburn? put Medium Moori on shaft-woohoo! /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

05-26-2005, 06:33 AM
If u let me borrow some Budweiser
It must be 215.I travel so much by car,I sometimes mix up the things.I did not have time to look for the homes in Summerlin but I am very happy with the one I chose.Cheers /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

05-26-2005, 07:38 AM
Sounds like you had a great time, Carol. As always, it was great running into you and having a few laughs! Hey, nice hit for Jimmy. Hopefully, he brought some of that home. Nothing like having a vacation on the House's dime!


Voodoo Daddy
05-26-2005, 12:48 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rip:</font><hr> Rip~"luck be a lady tonight" <hr /></blockquote>

<font color="blue"> A lady never leaves her escort
It isnít fair, it isnít nice
A lady doesnít wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice
</font color> <font color="red"> Thats the way I live... /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif </font color>

05-26-2005, 01:13 PM
I forgot to mention - I had a nice chat with Bob Vanover on the way home at the airport in Vegas. Seems our local killer Dallas team won first place in the BCA Masters, with Bob on their team. He explained that the BCA has a "Grand Master" classification, and he has been unable to play in the Masters tourneys because he was rated too high. But now they've made the rules so that a Masters team can have one Grand Master on it, so Bob got to play - and win! He was happy.

I asked him what it was that made him so good - hard work or natural talent? He believes it is natural talent. He's one of four sons of a man that owned a pool room (why does that part of a really good pool player's story never change?), and even though their father didn't have it, all four sons had a natural talent for the game. I also asked him what table he had - he has a Peter Vitale.

I also talked with a local woman who was planning on flying back with her husband, but was flying back alone as he was still in the competition for second place in the team trophy division, so he couldn't make the flight! If I remember it correctly, they were playing another local team!

I also talked with Lisa (Marr) Brannen, a player in the pro event who went "2 and out" for the first time in years. She was unhappy about that, but hey, she knows she's got a little more work to do, that's all! I don't remember why, but her party kept getting bumped from their flight, and they had already missed their connecting flight at DFW.