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jayzoll
01-18-2006, 06:10 PM
I missed the pro tournament in Pittsburgh last year. I know its sometime early in the year but am uncertain of the month and date. Also, location and/or list of some players attending would be an added bonus...Thank you

Rich R.
01-19-2006, 04:20 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote jayzoll:</font><hr> I missed the pro tournament in Pittsburgh last year. I know its sometime early in the year but am uncertain of the month and date. Also, location and/or list of some players attending would be an added bonus...Thank you <hr /></blockquote>
IIRC, that tournament was part of the tour set up by the UPA with Hilton Hotels. I don't believe that tour went over too well and I'm not sure if it is going to take place this year. The UPA has not posted their 2006 schedule yet.

jayzoll
01-19-2006, 08:37 AM
Thanks a lot Rich...I really hope they decide to come back though.

How bout dem Stillers

Timberly
01-21-2006, 05:37 PM
The Pittsburgh tournament was actually a different tour than the UPA. It was the North American Open Tour that someone (Sorry, I forgot his name) started in conjunction with the Hilton Hotels. The Pittsburgh tournament was the first one and it was sanctioned by the UPA to be a UPA points event. The idea behind NAOT was great but just wasn't gone about the right way. The tournament started on a Tuesday and went through the week which of course hurt their ticket sales. A lot of fans travel to these tournaments (like myself) and couldn't go because they had to work. (again, like myself). From what I understand the guy also made a deal with Hilton that not only would the players stay there but it would only be one or two to a room. Due to the costs of playing in tournaments (entry fee, travel exspenses, food, &amp; hotel) a lot of players either stay 4 &amp; sometimes 5 to a room and will also stay where the rate is cheaper. It's very exspensive to stay at the Hilton for 5 days. Ultimately, the deal fell through and there were no more NAOT tournaments. Pittsburgh was the one &amp; only. If I remember correctly, it was held at the end of Feb, approx 3 weeks before Valley Forge. When I first heard about it, I had planned on going until I found out that it started on a Tue. I live 4 hrs from Pittsburgh and was not able to attend. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif I was looking forward to the tour because it was going to be in the region that I live in. The 2nd tourney was supposed to be in Cherryhill, NJ.

cueball1950
01-22-2006, 08:01 PM
If you look in the archives for a post that says...The UPA is at it again....you will see that the tournament that was held in Pittsburgh was in direct conflict with the Joss Event at Turning Stone Casino. They (the UPA) had a mandatory players meeting on Saturday night and that the tournament in Pittsburgh started on a Sunday and i believe ran to Thursday. I do know that some late arrivals in Pittsburgh were given some kind of consideration in the end. I don't know how to post a link to another thread on this one so i just used the main words. Imagine that, after all these years on this board and i am still computer dumb....mike

SPetty
01-23-2006, 11:07 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cueball1950:</font><hr>If you look in the archives for a post that says...

I don't know how to post a link to another thread on this one...<hr /></blockquote> http://www.billiardsdigest.com/ccboard/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=ccb&amp;Number=179112

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cueball1950
01-23-2006, 12:16 PM
SPETTY......you are such a sweet heart.....thanks for putting it up for me..........................mike

jayzoll
01-24-2006, 09:06 AM
hey thanks....yea that is unfortunate the tour only had one event and the tour didn't hit its 2nd stop in NJ. I was unaware it ran from Sun-Thurs. I live 20 min from Pittsburgh and wouldn't have been able to go. I like you all had to work. I mean if locals had trouble attending the event, why would they expect anyone that travels to make it? Retired people wouldn't have a problem going. Hopefully that will be me in 50 yrs. (I'm only 24) But Valley Forge is not that far from here, so I am really looking forward to the expo. It will be my first time...Well I better get back to working toward that retirement plan.....

'Dem Stillers are gonna win the Superbowl

Rich R.
01-24-2006, 09:14 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote jayzoll:</font><hr> I was unaware it ran from Sun-Thurs. I live 20 min from Pittsburgh and wouldn't have been able to go. I like you all had to work. I mean if locals had trouble attending the event, why would they expect anyone that travels to make it? <hr /></blockquote>
Planning a major pool tournament, without the final rounds on a weekend, is just poor planning. They were asking for failure, before they even began.