9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Gideon Forre » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 02:33:53


For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
Thorburn.

The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
TSN (on tape, I presume).

Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
 Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

Regards,

Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Thierry Layan » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 02:56:01

Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better team
with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only one
who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see Ciff
Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen miracles
happen before.
Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)


Quote:
> For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> Thorburn.

> The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> TSN (on tape, I presume).

> Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
>  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> Regards,

> Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> in Olympic Hockey.


 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by David Malo » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 04:27:45

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:56:01 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

Quote:

>Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better team
>with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt.

I'm kinda peeved at not being asked to play, as well...

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Louis Simon » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 06:29:21

Anyone can have a good set.  Good luck Team Canada.

You'll need it.

--Louis
Philadelphia, PA

Quote:
> Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
team
> with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only
one
> who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see
Ciff
> Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen miracles
> happen before.
> Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)



> > For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> > calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> > Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> > Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> > Thorburn.

> > The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> > commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> > TSN (on tape, I presume).

> > Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
> >  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> > in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> > is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> > Regards,

> > Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> > in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Donald Tee » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 08:32:19


Quote:
> Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
team
> with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only
one
> who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see
Ciff
> Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen miracles
> happen before.
> Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)

Let's say that Thornburn was to play Deuel, but using a snooker table and
snooker sized balls. Could be eight ball or nine ball, but to 15 ahead or
so, alternating break. Who do you reckon?

Donald

Quote:


> > For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> > calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> > Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> > Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> > Thorburn.

> > The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> > commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> > TSN (on tape, I presume).

> > Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
> >  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> > in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> > is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> > Regards,

> > Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> > in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by jdub » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 09:37:16


Quote:



> > Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
> team
> > with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only
> one
> > who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see
> Ciff
> > Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen
miracles
> > happen before.
> > Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)

> Let's say that Thornburn was to play Deuel, but using a snooker table and
> snooker sized balls. Could be eight ball or nine ball, but to 15 ahead or
> so, alternating break. Who do you reckon?

Corey.

--Jim

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> Donald



> > > For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> > > calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> > > Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> > > Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> > > Thorburn.

> > > The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> > > commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> > > TSN (on tape, I presume).

> > > Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
> > >  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> > > in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> > > is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> > > Regards,

> > > Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> > > in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Thierry Layan » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 11:05:45

Cliff of course! Corey would be dead asleep by the end of his first run out.
Thierry


Quote:



> > Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
> team
> > with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only
> one
> > who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see
> Ciff
> > Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen
miracles
> > happen before.
> > Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)

> Let's say that Thornburn was to play Deuel, but using a snooker table and
> snooker sized balls. Could be eight ball or nine ball, but to 15 ahead or
> so, alternating break. Who do you reckon?

> Donald



> > > For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> > > calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> > > Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> > > Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> > > Thorburn.

> > > The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> > > commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> > > TSN (on tape, I presume).

> > > Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
> > >  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> > > in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> > > is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> > > Regards,

> > > Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> > > in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Aunty Da » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 13:13:25

Personally, based on my experience with the branch in Irvine, CA I can't
imagine anyone playing a serious professional tournament in a Dave &
Buster's, but perhaps they are setup differently in Canada.

--
Aunty Dan
(Remove "x" from "xhotmail.com to reply directly)
------------------------------------------
"For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoisted with his own petard."
- W. Shakespeare
------------------------------------------

Quote:
> On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:56:01 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

> >Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
team
> >with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt.

> I'm kinda peeved at not being asked to play, as well...

> David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Thierry Layan » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 22:09:32

No they're not. One of the worst place I've seen. They even had the guts to
organize the Canadian Championship over there last year. The players had to
play position in order to avoid the obstacles around the table.
Thierry


Quote:
> Personally, based on my experience with the branch in Irvine, CA I can't
> imagine anyone playing a serious professional tournament in a Dave &
> Buster's, but perhaps they are setup differently in Canada.

> --
> Aunty Dan
> (Remove "x" from "xhotmail.com to reply directly)
> ------------------------------------------
> "For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
> Hoisted with his own petard."
> - W. Shakespeare
> ------------------------------------------


> > On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:56:01 -0400, "Thierry Layani"

> > >Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
> team
> > >with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt.

> > I'm kinda peeved at not being asked to play, as well...

> > David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Gideon Forre » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 03:30:11

Quote:

> Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better team
> with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only one
> who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see Ciff
> Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen miracles
> happen before.
> Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)

The same guys get invited to what?  I have never heard of a similar
event before.

In terms of the invitees, I have no knowledge as to how they were
picked.  If I had to guess, I would say that the participants were
chosen in good measure because of t.v. considerations.  Alex is
reigning Canadian Champ (as recently broadcast on TSN), and IMO our
best player.  Paul is last year's Canadian Champ and no doubt they
wanted someone from BC.  Whether Horsfall would have been a better
choice is a good question, but Paul has done much better in the
Canadian Championship then John has recently.  Alain would have been
my choice for a Quebec representative - I wouldn't have necessary
picked Danny over Luc, but then you are much closer to their games.

The clear "oddball pick" is Cliff, and I think that is clearly just
for promotional purposes.  Cliff's recent win of the Canadian Snooker
Championship has only reinforced the image of him as Canada's best
know cueist.  I bet that his name helps get some sponsors and some
viewers.  It propably doesn't hurt that he is friends with Wych, would
seems to be promoting the event.

In terms of the location, I am sure it will be in the special events
room at Dave & Busters, where they had the 9-ball and snooker finals.
Lots of good seating and no obstructions for the players (unlike the
early rounds of the 9-ball, which did have some of the problems
Thierry mentions in his other post).  I would also think they have
ponied up money for the event.

IMHO, if Wych can get some world-class 9-ball on Canadian t.v., and
get me the ability to see Varner, Deuel, Archer and Jones in Toronto
for FREE, he deserves all the credit in the world.

IMO, of course,

Gideon

Quote:



> > For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> > calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> > Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> > Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> > Thorburn.

> > The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> > commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> > TSN (on tape, I presume).

> > Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
> >  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> > in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> > is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> > Regards,

> > Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> > in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Thierry Layan » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 03:52:19

You're right this is a wonderful event and you'll never hear me complain
about this. It's just that over the years (and I've been following the
canadian pool scene for a few years now from close) some people have been
left out of the canadian pool scene because of favoritism, jealousy and
malicious gossip. Our team is not a bad team it's just that every time there
is an event, I always hear the same name come around and none of the others
that have rightfully earned their place.
If you don't mind I don't feel like being more precise for personal reasons.
But I agree with you, this kind of event is a great opportunity for us in
Canada and has to be encouraged no matter what.
Thierry



Quote:
> > Our team is ridiculous. I mean common! We could have had a much better
team
> > with Alain Martel, Jeff white, John Horsfall and Danny Hewitt. The only
one
> > who deserves to be on that team is Alex. I won't travel that far to see
Ciff
> > Thorburn being tortured by Corey Deuel. But who knows, I've seen
miracles
> > happen before.
> > Thierry Layani (finds funny it's always the same guys who get invited)

> The same guys get invited to what?  I have never heard of a similar
> event before.

> In terms of the invitees, I have no knowledge as to how they were
> picked.  If I had to guess, I would say that the participants were
> chosen in good measure because of t.v. considerations.  Alex is
> reigning Canadian Champ (as recently broadcast on TSN), and IMO our
> best player.  Paul is last year's Canadian Champ and no doubt they
> wanted someone from BC.  Whether Horsfall would have been a better
> choice is a good question, but Paul has done much better in the
> Canadian Championship then John has recently.  Alain would have been
> my choice for a Quebec representative - I wouldn't have necessary
> picked Danny over Luc, but then you are much closer to their games.

> The clear "oddball pick" is Cliff, and I think that is clearly just
> for promotional purposes.  Cliff's recent win of the Canadian Snooker
> Championship has only reinforced the image of him as Canada's best
> know cueist.  I bet that his name helps get some sponsors and some
> viewers.  It propably doesn't hurt that he is friends with Wych, would
> seems to be promoting the event.

> In terms of the location, I am sure it will be in the special events
> room at Dave & Busters, where they had the 9-ball and snooker finals.
> Lots of good seating and no obstructions for the players (unlike the
> early rounds of the 9-ball, which did have some of the problems
> Thierry mentions in his other post).  I would also think they have
> ponied up money for the event.

> IMHO, if Wych can get some world-class 9-ball on Canadian t.v., and
> get me the ability to see Varner, Deuel, Archer and Jones in Toronto
> for FREE, he deserves all the credit in the world.

> IMO, of course,

> Gideon



> > > For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> > > calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> > > Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> > > Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> > > Thorburn.

> > > The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> > > commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> > > TSN (on tape, I presume).

> > > Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
> > >  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> > > in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> > > is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> > > Regards,

> > > Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> > > in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by JC1 » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 12:58:08

The biggest winner should be Jim Wych and rightfully so! This guy can play
with anybody, but he promotes the game. Gives back to the sport. Pay's the
pool gods on a regular basis.
If these other so called Great Players gave back half as much as Wych, who
knows how big the games could be in Canada and elsewhere.
Atta boy Jimmy!


Quote:
> For anyone in or around Toronto, mark June 29 and 30 on your
> calendars.  Jim Wych is promoting a "9-Ball Border Battle" between
> Canada and the USA.  Team USA is Deuel, Archer, Varner and Jeremy
> Jones; Team Canada is Pagulayan, Paul Potier, Luc Salvas and Cliff
> Thorburn.

> The event will be held at Dave & Busters (Hwy 7 and Hwy 400)
> commencing, I believe, at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be broadcast on
> TSN (on tape, I presume).

> Don't miss the chance to see world class 9-ball up close and personal.
>  Unless something really bad happens (like I have to WORK), I will be
> in attendance both days.  I will post later once I find out if there
> is any admission charge (I don't think so, but I will find out).

> Regards,

> Gideon<----Thinks Team Canada will have a hard time doing as well as
> in Olympic Hockey.

 
 
 

9-Ball Border Battle - June 29-30 in Toronto

Post by Smorgass Bor » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 13:44:38

 The biggest winner should be Jim Wych and rightfully so! This guy can
play with anybody, but he promotes the game. Gives back to the sport.
Pay's the pool gods on a regular basis.

 (*<~   Yeah, and he was a hell of a coach in the NFL.   imo

                    NEXT,

                  Doug
 ~>*(((><  Big fish eat Little fish  ><)))*<~