It's The Last Week In October....and I Just Got Back!
Dory Trawler returns from a bender!
Honest to gawd friends I've only had 3 Rum since June....KEGS! So what! Bedford brought you up to date about a month ago on all the things taking place up to....about now I guess. He left the rest of the year in my capable hands. He has extreme confidence in my ability (what he actually said was.. "update them properly and don't screw up...or else"....but I took that as a confidence booster!)
We do have lots of things happening between now and the end of the year but I want to touch on stuff to date for just a few minutes. Everyone knows last year was a "watershed" year for pool in Nova Scotia. That turning point came at the AGM for CSNS in August. From that moment on things began to unfold with epic results. The second event of course was the unveiling of The Atlantic 9 Ball Tour. I've written about both extensively and their success. The CSNS events last year drew record crowds. Wek took a picture while we were in Sydney and it is now "iconic". It really is. It is used on "invitations" to our next events. How many of you can name the people in that picture? How many times to we go to these events now and absolutely, truly enjoy seeing FRIENDS again and again? EVERY event, either hosted by CSNS or at The Atlantic Tour is now like a Family Reunion! Tell me you feel it.
Tell me when you read JR writing as only he as a songwriter can write that you don't get a little buzz. Tell me you don't get a little chill with so many hugs, so many high fives and truly genuine smiles from friends from Sydney to Yarmouth. Yes Yarmouth! Did you see the smiles on faces of friends of Keith Surette when he just "dropped in". 108 PLAYERS!!! Holy S...t. Some incredible pool was played. The highs and lows...the agony and the ecstasy. The pressure on a single shot. The adrenaline rush that affects the stroke. You put ALL of those things and more into the melting pot that is the current Pool Scene in Nova Scotia and it makes for a hell of a weekend! We need to take our hats off to all those involved in helping CSNS grow and the "team" that T.J. is assembling for The 9 Ball Tour. You also get to watch some live streaming even after you go home.....kinda like my old family reunions on the 8mm on the white sheet!! Well, maybe not quite!
But a word of caution too folks. Trust me. After almost 55 years of playing this game I've seen the highs and the lows. I've seen the bandwagon go by and people jump off. We need to continue to support both "groups" who are trying to build this game. CSNS takes their show on the road. That lends support to local clubs and keeps places to play alive and thriving......in YOUR area! The Tour brings players from other provinces to test our best. We need to keep cultivating our best. I'd like to see huge crowds at every Provincial Championship this year......imagine the REUNION!
CSNS 9 Ball # 3 is in New Glasgow this weekend (October 29th). The next weekend there's a Charity Event at Locas and one at Tommy Gun's (FULL). The weekend of November 12th there is the CCS Maritime Championships in Moncton and for those not able to attend there is the 4th and Final Handicap 9 Ball Event at Tommy Gun's in Windsor. Again 3 spots will be available to be won for the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour Stop #3 the next weekend (November 18th to 20th).
CSNS 9 Ball # 4 is on November 26th at Tommy Gun's in Windsor. The Provincial 8 Ball Championship will be held in New Glasgow on December 3rd and the very next day is the final Charity Event for Bonny Lea Farm at Tommy Gun's....on a Sunday afternoon! (We've got presents to buy!)
The Silver Fox Finale is on December 10th and The Atlantic 9 Ball Tour # 4 is December 16th to 18th.
Man, that's a lot of pool. But tell me this.......what a great way to spend a weekend. Right.....
I think I need a drink after all that work!
Dory Trawler signing off.
Final Note: CSNS has a brand new website. Great job Craig Teal. For all the news, winners and rankings visit the site today. For all the results for The Atlantic 9 Ball Tour visit their website. Both groups are extensively on Facebook.