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Ketchup
06-27-2003, 12:39 PM
I'm looking for a city to move to where the pool scene is active, lots of leagues and tournaments. Any suggestions. Preferabbly somewhere where the job market is good also.

Predator314
06-27-2003, 12:44 PM
LOL...that's a new one.. I guess Vegas would be my guess.

Deeman
06-27-2003, 12:47 PM
Ketchup,

I'm from the south as well but now live in Pennsylvania. The pool is good, the job market is fair but it's just a pitty about the people. Come on up if you can stand it.

Vicki
06-27-2003, 12:52 PM
Washington DC Suburbs. Pleanty going on here - tournaments every night of the week, leagues, pleanty of regional tour stuff, you name it, we've got it. Great group of people, many of whom have become close friends. I love the pool scene here. good job market and I'm a realtor if you need help there... :-)

Vicki

Voodoo Daddy
06-27-2003, 12:58 PM
Orlando/Tampa would be my choice in Florida. Miami/Ft.Lauderdale is ok...was a ton better years ago. Living in Central Florida gets you anywhere in 4 hours or less. Pool is making its slow comeback in FLA with the rebirth of the Florida Tour {backed by the Seminole tribe of Indians}, The Tommy Tour and the Amatuer tour KATO frequents. BCA/APA/BAROWNERS leagues are everywhere in Florida. Work is everywhere in Florida and the scenery aint bad either!!!

Kato
06-27-2003, 01:05 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Voodoo Daddy:</font><hr> Pool is making its slow comeback in FLA with the rebirth of the Florida Tour {backed by the Seminole tribe of Indians}. the scenery aint bad either!!! <hr /></blockquote>

When did this happen Voodoo? Why are you always holding out on me?

Kato~~~Voodoo is right about the scenery though.

Voodoo Daddy
06-27-2003, 01:51 PM
KATO and anyone else interested go to www.azbilliards.com (http://www.azbilliards.com) for all that info on the FLORIDA TOUR making its Ali-like comeback. Stronger money add, bigger entry...has to pump the quality of play up some. Look in recent archieves.

Voodoo~~~not always a nice guy but always wired with info.

Kato
06-27-2003, 02:21 PM
Too bad nothing down south. Really hoping something gets done down here but I will travel to watch some of these really good Florida players.

Kato

Barbara
06-27-2003, 02:52 PM
Two words: Philadelphia, PA.

Tacony Billiards is where at any time the whole Filipino contingent can show up on the Mikey LeBron plan.

The Tim Scruggs Tour.

The Men's Tri-State Tour.

And all around good place to hit any Joss Tour that comes to the area.

Plus, the Super Billiards Expo is only 45 minutes from downtown Philly. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Barbara~~~native

Rod
06-27-2003, 06:48 PM
I know what you mean. There is pool here but the job market sucks. I need a town where living expenses are not higher than hell and a decent job. Maybe there is an enexpensive pool room for sale somewhere. I could kill two birds with one stone.

Rod

L.S. Dennis
06-27-2003, 09:00 PM
Well here in the SF bay area, the pool scene is great, lots of nice rooms but the cost of living would petrify Donald Trump! The job market was great a couple of years ago before the dot com bust. During that time an idiot could easily make $75,000 a year. Alas this isn't the case anymore, good luck with your search!

Irish
06-27-2003, 09:47 PM
Calgary Alberta has a very strong pool scene. Per capita I would say Calgary is the most active pool city in North America for number of players and skill level.

Voodoo Daddy
06-28-2003, 10:37 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> Two words: Philadelphia, PA.

Tacony Billiards is where at any time the whole Filipino contingent can show up on the Mikey LeBron plan.

The Tim Scruggs Tour.

The Men's Tri-State Tour.

And all around good place to hit any Joss Tour that comes to the area.

Plus, the Super Billiards Expo is only 45 minutes from downtown Philly. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Barbara~~~native <hr /></blockquote>

Florida, Home to 3-4 Hall of Famers..longest running 9-Ball tour in the country on the comeback. Home to 4 seperate tours {3 men - 1 ladies}...SUN all year...no snow, tax friendly...if ya wanna live in paradise, just bring it!! If Philly is all that...why did Corey bail to the Sunshine state?

Voodoo~~knows Barbara is crackin' up...send PETE my best!!

Barbara
06-28-2003, 10:45 AM
Actually, Corey is originally from Ohio...

Barbara~~~let the trash talking begin... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Voodoo Daddy
06-28-2003, 12:33 PM
No trash here...just in tune with my town. Where to eat, where to play...dont you agree?..HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SpiderMan
06-28-2003, 01:25 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman:</font><hr> Ketchup,

I'm from the south as well but now live in Pennsylvania. The pool is good, the job market is fair but it's just a pitty about the people. Come on up if you can stand it. <hr /></blockquote>

They can't help it. They're forced to live next door to New Jersey and have never had decent BBQ /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SpiderMan

SpiderMan
06-28-2003, 01:32 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> I know what you mean. There is pool here but the job market sucks. I need a town where living expenses are not higher than hell and a decent job. Maybe there is an enexpensive pool room for sale somewhere. I could kill two birds with one stone.
Rod <hr /></blockquote>

That's odd, Rod. I was about to suggest Phoenix as one of the "good" places, if you don't mind it hot. Guess that old saying about the greener grass is correct!

And of course I'll have to chime in about Dallas. If you're a gambler there's anything from cheap $5 9-ball, $10 sets, $1000 sets, to no limit if you have the cojones. I just like to watch. Cost of living is low and cost of pool is lower. I play free open to close all week at my local hangout, just because I'm on their Monday-night league.

SpiderMan

SpiderMan

Sid_Vicious
06-28-2003, 01:46 PM
Rod...There is a PH that was for sale a few months back, just 30 minutes north of me in a town called Sherman. I have no idea if somebody bought it, but I do know that the name is still the same so chances are that is hasn't been bought. I am a little surprised really, since it's just about the most prominent PH in that region, and yet from what I'd heard the price wasn't the killer, or maybe it was...I don't shop for PHs very ofter to know the going rate. A friend(Alabama native) of a friend was looking into buying it, don't know the details of what actually happened,,,cost of living up there is "easy"...sid

Barbara
06-28-2003, 02:57 PM
Excuse me???

We have some damn decent BBQ and I'm one of them BBQ-ers that makes ribs that fall off the bone!

Plus, I do a pulled pork that melts in your mouth!!

Hmph!

Barbara~~~doing ribs tomorrow... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Chris Cass
06-28-2003, 04:54 PM
Your making me hungry now.

C.C.~~love ribs /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

UTAddb
06-28-2003, 05:24 PM
Sid-
are you talking about Zoli's in Sherman, TX?

eg8r
06-28-2003, 06:32 PM
Prove it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

Voodoo Daddy
06-29-2003, 04:37 AM
Barbara...&lt;laughs /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif because she is gonna get pissed&gt;, there is not one good BBQ place north of Virginia. I know this because I grew up/traveled all the N/E. ALABAMA &amp; GEORGIA give most states in the nation the Black ball and the smash in BBQ, including Texas, Florida and Penn &lt;especially Philly, home of the Steak Sammich&gt;...HAHAHAHAHAHA

Jon from MN
06-29-2003, 05:14 AM
CC tell em about Minnesta,s casino tour the best in the country~~~~Jon~~~~~

bluewolf
06-29-2003, 06:12 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ketchup:</font><hr> I'm looking for a city to move to where the pool scene is active, lots of leagues and tournaments. Any suggestions. Preferabbly somewhere where the job market is good also. <hr /></blockquote>

Vicki is right about dc suburbs. Lowest unemployment in the country. Lots of nice pH, 9 fts but as you would expect, table rate is $7 per hour, per person even if you are playing on the same table. In league, you get an hour free practice before matches begin.

In md/dc suburbs have one handicapped tournie on sun afternoon: double elim, if you lose, the loser's bracket is 9ball, winners bracket, if you do not lose is 8ball. Super non handicapped 9ball tournie wed night and get to watch A and B players or play them.

Depending on where your job is, it is possible to move out rural a bit and have space. Lots of wildlife and parks.

OTOH, would love FL where vd is. Visited FL routinely as a kid and FL will always be in my blood.

Good luck with your choice!

bw

Sid_Vicious
06-29-2003, 08:33 AM
Yea, do you have the current skinny on the situation???sid

Barbara
06-29-2003, 08:41 AM
Voodoo,

There's this little ole place just down the road from me called Whistler's Inn. They went on the road for BBQ competition and won in Florida for best baby back ribs.

Barbara~~~so there!! Pbbbbth!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Voodoo Daddy
06-29-2003, 08:55 AM
How did they win? I heard about them, they came in fourth last year with only three places competing!!!BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Voodoo~~~would put Flannigan's ribs up against any NJ rib joint &lt;laughs /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif cause Barbara is too&gt;

Barbara
06-29-2003, 09:21 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You crack me up!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Listen Bud, when you come up north, I'll take you out to some great places for chow. And never mind those "Philly Cheesesteak" places like Geno's and Pat's. They suck!! The best Philly cheesesteak comes from Gaetano's - they use sliced sirloin and real Provolone cheese - not that fake schtuff those tourist traps use.

Barbara~~~knows Voodoo knows where to go for great chow /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Mike H
06-29-2003, 09:35 AM
You can't beat Gaetano's for the money....3 whole meals from an $11 cheesesteak!!! I live right behind one, maybe a 1 min walk from the Marlton shop. In fact, I think that'll be breakfast when they open in a few minutes!!! hehehe My belly'll be thanking you Barb!!!

Mike~~~overslept for NE Players tourney today /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Barbara
06-29-2003, 10:09 AM
Marlton, huh? I go to the one in Cinnaminson. What's their motto? "Boomin' Fat"?

Barbara~~~getting ready to go sailing on the Delaware... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

UTAddb
06-29-2003, 11:35 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Sid_Vicious:</font><hr> Yea, do you have the current skinny on the situation???sid <hr /></blockquote>
Sorry, but nope, don't know much about it, thought they were doing fine.

Rod
06-29-2003, 12:43 PM
Sid,
How big of a place is it? How many tables etc. Just curious, I see it's up in the north east part of town.

Rod

pooltchr
06-30-2003, 06:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> I know what you mean. There is pool here but the job market sucks. I need a town where living expenses are not higher than hell and a decent job. Maybe there is an enexpensive pool room for sale somewhere. I could kill two birds with one stone.

Rod <hr /></blockquote>

If you are serious, I know a room in Charlotte that might be available for sale. Good business, runs about 20-30 league teams out of there each session. PM me.

SpiderMan
06-30-2003, 09:46 AM
Well said, VD - one of the biggest downers moving from Memphis to Dallas was giving up "real" BBQ and learning to eat brisket.

SpiderMan

Sid_Vicious
06-30-2003, 09:57 AM
Hell Spiderman, you'd eat anything if it was plentiful, and especially if it was free!!!sid~~~Spidey needs a BCA eating event next year in Vegas, my calcutta money would be on the boy for sure

Btw, me and Santa played last night. The kid might be getting tough. Tell him I said his game is improving. Even though we broke even around midnight...I scrambled more than I wanted to.

Ward
06-30-2003, 11:25 AM
Spiderman

I bet it was tough getting used to chili without the beans (LOL)

Later