I am nearing 70 and I always wanted to get in a large nine ball tournament, so I entered the us amateur nine ball championship, or so I thought. when I got my entry verification back, I saw that it is 9 and 8 ball. since I've already paid, and I like Memphis as a general deal, I am going to compete. but I hate 8 ball. my whole life, when someone wanted to play, my response was that I only gamble on 9 ball. it is the only game I know. I did play some apa 8 ball for a while as a 7, but that rating came because almost everybody I played was pathetic. does anyone know of a good amateur or pro senior 9 ball event within a days travel of Birmingham, al? if so, please respond. i'm running out of tomorrows.