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Greg/Diamond
04-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Got the proposals from the two sites. Seems like they are very proud of their remodeling!!! First off the Executive West will undergo a name change as well as a new room rate of $110. Even though there will be room for a few more tables it won't be enough for the 7ft growth I'd like to see or the 3 cushion growth I'd hoped for!.....

The Gualt House would have the space for growth. 60 7ft tables, 60 9fts as well as a few 3 cushion..Also plenty of vendors and very nice atmosphere, but it comes with negatives. The room rate as stated today would be $146 a nite and a $12 daily parking...Seems like everything is getting rediculous!!

This is their first proposal and we're going to try and get a better deal. I understand things go up. Really the Gualt House and upgrades to the Executive West may be worth it, but if you are staying more than 3 or 4 days it gets too expensive IMO! I hope they give us better rates especially if you're staying for more than 1 event! I'll keep you posted....Greg

Eric.
04-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Greg,

I'm planning on going to DCC in 2009. I've been wanting to go for years, but haven't been able to, due to work.

I just want to make a pitch for my friend Justin, who is the owner of The Action Report (TAR). Hopefully, you'll have room in the action room for them to set up their camera to stream over the Internet. At one point, this year, there was about 1000 viewers watching the action. It's a great promo for DCC action.


Eric

Tom_In_Cincy
04-09-2008, 11:42 AM
Eric
Once you've been to the Derby... you'll never want to waste any precious vacation time anywhere else

Deeman3
04-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Eric,

I second that thought on Justin and The Action Report. They do a great job. I am hoping that those of us who can committ to staying the whoile event might be able to get good rates for the duration. I just hope we don't lose much of what the Derby is, with the changes. It is the place to be and the place to go especially if you only make a few events a year. Aint nothin' like it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

SKennedy
04-09-2008, 03:39 PM
I'm going to try and make it next year. Hopefully I won't offend too many people on here between now and then.

Greg/Diamond
04-10-2008, 01:11 AM
Tried to set up another meeting with the hotels, but it's put off till noon on Monday. .... I do appreciate everyones comments....I'm going to let you all know some of my major concerns..

1. I am willing to move the even to another location, probably South, but only as a LAST resort. The cost of the move would not stop me. It would however have to be a special location with many of the things I'm getting ready to tell you.

2. I've always tried to stay away from Casinos because I wanted as much money as possible ending up within the pool community, but that doesn't mean I definitely wouldn't do an event in a Casino if the conditions were right for the players.

3. I played in the Swanee tournament this year and learned alot. It was very well run, however at the end of the day I was so worn out waiting for matches that I almost forfeted my last match the first day, because of shere exhaustion. By the way my hotel, Days Inn, was a couple blocks from the tournament and approx. $140 per night and resembled a Motel 6....... ............
What this event did was give me new found respect for the players at the DCC who indure the waiting all day and not knowing when you're going to play you're match.....I promised myself to not put on another event unless I had enough tables to assign times for matches and have extra tables to practice and match up. I think the Galt House could make this happen....If we get the Ex. West location again even though there will be more tables than before we may have to consider limiting the field!
None of this is in stone right now only things to consider!!

4. I really don't want to go to the Ex. West (Crown Plaza to be). With the size limitation, I'll be going backwards. I'll loose the leagues on 7fts. infact the Clarion where we put 60 7fts. this year owes us around $8,000 and it looks like their parent company is going out of business........ Makes it hard to think of doing anything with them in the future!...Also I've enjoyed having the 3 cushion players attending the DCC..&..Don't want to loose them..I need to find a place to have everyone under one roof...We're trying!

5. I understand room rates...I'm going to put my foot down any see what happens...Caesars in Indiana has contaced us. However, you know my feeling on casinos, but I may use them as barganing tool and let the Galt House Exec's know I have alternatives...... I'm going to listen to what Caesars has to say.... They have enough room for about the same number of 9fts as the Executive West and around 400 rooms. I don't know what the room rates would be at this time or any details, but the place would be impressive........Still not enough room for the other events I mentioned above! But even if they don't become the new DCC we may have another event there at a future date if they make make the right offer.....There's more but that's enough tonight....just looked and it's 3AM. Shows how slow I am at typing!!! Greg

hondo
04-10-2008, 05:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SKennedy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm going to try and make it next year. Hopefully I won't offend too many people on here between now and then. </div></div>


LOL! You better start being nicer to me then.

SKennedy
04-11-2008, 02:38 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SKennedy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm going to try and make it next year. Hopefully I won't offend too many people on here between now and then. </div></div>


LOL! You better start being nicer to me then. </div></div>

I'll just have to buy you a drink..or 2!

hondo
04-12-2008, 01:17 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SKennedy</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SKennedy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm going to try and make it next year. Hopefully I won't offend too many people on here between now and then. </div></div>


LOL! You better start being nicer to me then. </div></div>

I'll just have to buy you a drink..or 2! </div></div>


LOL! That'll work. I can be bribed.