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Hello to all
I am planning on going to the Billiards Expo in March. I am sure there are a few of you that have gone in the past. This would be my first time. A long 7 hour drive. Is it a good show and 9-ball tournament. I would like your comments.
01-14-2003, 01:20 PM
barbaris...It is a great show! Now in it's 11th year, the Super Billiards Expo is the only REAL consumer pool trade show in the country, and definitely the place to be for anyone who loves pool, particularly if you live on the east coast! One of the big draws has been the women pros, who have had a tournament there every year. Last year they had mens pro and womens pro events, going on at the same time. This year, unfortunately, the women are not scheduled to be there...some kind of politics I believe. However, you will still enjoy the show!
Scott So then its a definite thing the WPBA wont be there huh? too bad!
anyway i had a great time last year watching them and the Junior amatuer players, its amazing watching a 12 year old run out a couple of rack so easy.
also the challenge tables are fun to watch and play in, maybe win a little money there /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Icon of Sin
01-14-2003, 04:00 PM
only 2 hours away for me, sounds like fun, i'll prolly be there /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
01-14-2003, 04:08 PM
There are about a hundred vendors set up in booths there. You could spend a couple of days just checking out all of that stuff.
01-14-2003, 07:01 PM
Valley Forge is a great event. If you like looking at all the nice stuff you don't have the chance to see usually, cues, tables, accessories it's really the place to be. There is tons of people, because of the many amateurs tournament and of course because of the pros tournament (hopefully the women will be there too!). During the weekend there are late night tournaments (that do end in the morning if you manage to get to the finals)in the pool rooms around. I think this event is really worth the trip.
I'll be there myself this year with a booth on the upper floor.
01-14-2003, 10:05 PM
Hard to believe that the women are passing up what is far and away their best and biggest crowd, easily tripling any other venue, for some backwoods Missisippi Casino. I have been to many of their events in these third and fourth rate (Miami) Casinos and they are drawing no one. In fact most people in these casinos including the workers dont even know there is a WPBA event going on during the tournament. I guess the casinos are paying the fees asked though. However (and i could be wrong) i dont think too many (if any) are asking them back the next year. The only stability they have is VF and now that's gone. I think its a mistake no matter what the reason is.
Valley Forge is a great event but having seen it 9 or 10 times before I know the exhibitors dont really change much. I do not get turned on by Cues as so many do so without the WPBA and the men playing 8 Ball, i just may not make the trek this year.
01-14-2003, 10:33 PM
If you're a smoker and a poolplayer you will think you are in heaven. If you're a non-smoker you'll think you're in hell. What they did to that building last year is a disgrace. When it was non-smoking there was no problem. Most would just go outside and the few vendors who couldn't leave their booth smoked without interference. It just shows that you can't have a building full of poolplayers without eventually filling it up with smoke.
01-15-2003, 05:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> Scott So then its a definite thing the WPBA wont be there huh? too bad!
When the rumors of the WPBA not being at VF started, I went to the Super Billiards Expo and contacted Allen Hopkins through that means.
His response to me indicated that the WPBA would not be there because the WPBA had "nearly doubled their hosting fee, and it is therefore too expensive to have them at the Expo."
Allen did indicate that they were working on plans to put together a challenge match with some of the top women pros.
Although we have all our reservations made, my wife and I are still considering canceling our trip. It depends a lot on what type of challenge match is arranged.
01-15-2003, 07:22 AM
Im just curious-
Are you going to the Expo to PLAY in an event? Im also wondering how many here go to the EXPO to play,have previously played or go for the vendors and to watch the pro-events?
The Superbilliards, in my opinion, is one of the biggest events on the East coast-the amount of talent out there is just incredible!It will definitely be a well-worth experience for your 7 hour drive-hope to see you there!
9 Ball Girl
01-15-2003, 08:58 AM
Carol, I'll be doing everything! I think Naz will too. How about you Tom, are you with me? And I have another friend who'll be doing everything as well. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
I was planning on playing 9-ball and checking out the sites in between. Looking to take it all in. I have been talking to Longoni Cues about a new cue. They are supposed to have a booth there. Checking out the pros wouldn't be to bad.
Thanks to all for the reply's
01-15-2003, 04:01 PM
I've played in the amateur side of Valley Forge for several years and it's a great tournament. Not only the cues,tables, etc., but the friends you make. What a shame that the women won't be there. It's worth it just for them.
01-16-2003, 04:57 AM
Way to go! If Im not on the clock, I'll try to sweat one of your matches-Good Luck!
01-16-2003, 05:04 AM
Thats wonderful Robert!
I wish you the VERY BEST of luck /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif:):)
I remember in 99',the Superbilliards was my first tournament-I didnt think I had it in me to play tournament,but when it got down to the final four,you can bet my adrenaline was pumping-even though I only placed 3/4th,I knew ,then, that tournament was for me!
Once again, travel safely-Im sure we will meet!:)
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