This can’t last forever.....

Discussion in 'Blackjack Events (USA)' started by PitchMan, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. PitchMan

    PitchMan Top Member

    Good morning all. Since everything locked down in March seems longer ago than it has been and all those places we got to spend time with each other seem so much further away than they did when we’d so regularly travel to them. The 4 to 8 hour drives for me didn’t seem so long because of my anticipation of being able to compete with and spend time with my friends. We are and I hope you and yours are okay. I look forward to again sitting across the table from you, trying to send you to the re-buy line , or standing behind you cheering you on to advance in hopes we will meet at the final table. Stay safe so we can hopefully do that very soon.
     
  2. johnr

    johnr Active Member

    PitchMan,
    Good to hear from you. It has been a long time from seeing BJT friends. We have been going to Local Kansas Crossing, Downstream, and Buffalo Run. Talked to Kansas Crossing about having another heads up tournament, you could probably have some input on that. I mostly have been staying home hunting raccoons LOL. We do have the Venitian tournaments, just Dakota and I as far as I know. I had never been there, my regular host got me hooked up.
    Best wishes to all my tournament friends.
     
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  3. johnr

    johnr Active Member

    Afterthought. Air very low, my trip Springfield to Las Vegas Aug 14, $86 RT. and it is less today.
     
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  4. Billy C

    Billy C Top Member

    I miss seeing all of you fellows, also.
    Anyone heard how Cindy likes Tucson?

    Billy C
     
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  5. PitchMan

    PitchMan Top Member

    Hi Billy. I haven’t heard from Cindy since before they re-opened. At that time things were a bit in the air but they had all been paid and it sounded like she’s been treated well by management. I sent her a text this morning and have not heard back yet. I’ll certainly pass along anything I learn.

    We may never put together a tournament weekend quite like that one. But I think we were very lucky to get to keep her for 4 years. I was always concerned about when, not if, someone was going to see what she brings to a casino operation and snatch her from Miami. Maybe one day when they can safely put 6 or 7 at a table again we may get another good one like that going.
     
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  6. BughouseMaster

    BughouseMaster Active Member

    I never got to do that tourney as I'm about half you guys age and relatively new to the BLACKJACK tournament scene..... why did it end?
     
  7. PitchMan

    PitchMan Top Member

    Follow up to Billy, John R from above, and to all of you who played the Buffalo Run tournament or who otherwise know Cindy.

    She called me yesterday and as luck would have it I was unable to answer. But, she did leave a long voice mail. She reported that she is doing fine there in Tucson, just working long hours trying to navigate a safe re-opening of all table games and the poker room at Casino Del Sol. Outside of work it sounds like she’s doing as so many of us are – Staying in, groceries delivered or curbside pickup, etc. She said the casino has so many safety precautions in place that she’s probably safer there than anywhere else outside her house that she goes. She asked me to say hello and send her best to every one of the many of you who know her. She said that discussions of starting up a Blackjack Tournament were underway when this Covid-19 chaos popped up, and when things get back to “normal” she’s sure they will be looking to get one started. Normal sure sounds nice. It’s a long way to Tucson but Normal with a good Blackjack Tournament that Cindy put together sounds even nicer :)
     
  8. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    A Cindy-run tournament in Tucson sounds good to me! We will all be ready for a long road trip.
     
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  9. BughouseMaster

    BughouseMaster Active Member

    Again, why did those Buffalo Run tournaments end that Cindy used to run?
     
  10. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    I believe it was just that Cindy left for another opportunity.
    https://www.blackjacktournaments.com/threads/buffalo-run-casino-tournament-update.9071/

    I will note that the Buffalo Run tournaments grew to $50K prize pools in 2017, but that only lasted one year.
    I assume they were not getting the side action to justify the larger prize pool and went back to $30K afterwards.
    Although I only attended one event there, it was a great venue and event.
     
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  11. BughouseMaster

    BughouseMaster Active Member

    How sad indeed..... unfortunately the market just isn't there for BJ tourns! Cant wait til CET gets on the ball with their next one.................... i'll be over that like white on rice!
     

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