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  • Bill H
    Because I wanted to have a chance to win, ha, ha. Actually you were, invited, sorta -- it was posted on the PTHA website. Hope to see you at the JGG, and
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 5, 2007
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      Because I wanted to have a chance to win, ha, ha. Actually you were,
      invited, sorta -- it was posted on the PTHA website.

      Hope to see you at the JGG, and Oshawa Open.

      --- In ccth@yahoogroups.com, Dave Kraehling <superdave3n2@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hey Bashin Bill, Why wasn't I invited to your first annual
      tournament. (Basturds)
      > LOL...just kidding
      > Dave
      >
      > Bill H <bashin.bill@...> wrote:
      > Well Sid, I WAS going to pay you on Saturday, but since
      you've
      > decided to back out of the (1st) Annual Young's Pt Coleco/Labelle
      > Invitational Table Hockey Tournament and Pickup Pizza Patio Party,
      > (which, with the top seed dropping out lead to the cancellation of
      > the tournament, spoiling any chance of the new event becoming a
      major
      > stop on the th tour), I guess I won't be able to.
      >
      > I'll drop off some cash (and your timers) on my way home tonight,
      if
      > there's anyone home. :-)
      >
      > --- In ccth@yahoogroups.com, "flyindutchman45" <sidkloosterman@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Jim and gang. So, some of you know a little of what I go
      through
      > > to host the Peterborough Challenge, huh? Well, I'm going through
      it
      > > again now to host the Oshawa Open! Ha ha!
      > >
      > > So get your checkbooks out today, guys! Let's see if 10 entry
      fees
      > > will arrive in my mailbox by the end of next week.
      > >
      > > A check or money-order in the amount of $30 can be mailed to:
      > >
      > > Sid Kloosterman
      > > 221 Park Place
      > > Peterborough, On.
      > > K9J 3V8
      > >
      > > For the:
      > > OSHAWA OPEN POWERPLAY2 TOURNEY
      > > LEISURE ROOM, LEGENDS CENTER, OSHAWA
      > > (Harmony Rd. north of Taunton Rd.)
      > > SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2007
      > > 10 AM START.
      > >
      > > I'll post on this site whose entry fee arrives first and how many
      > and
      > > whose arrive each day. LET'S DO IT! READY? SET? GO!!!!!!
      > >
      > > See you at the Johnny Goodguy tourney in Brampton Saturday, April
      > 14!
      > >
      > > Cheers, Sid.
      > >
      > > --- In ccth@yahoogroups.com, "jimtroublemaker" <jimtroublemaker@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I thank those who host TTH tourneys and pay the entry fee in
      hope
      > > that it is covering all
      > > > the costs to do so. As for profit, if they can actually put a
      > few
      > > dollars in their pocket good
      > > > for them. All promoters of sporting event hope to cover costs
      > and
      > > if they can make some
      > > > money, even better.
      > > > I'll gladly pay a tourney fee so I can get together with some
      > great
      > > people and play some
      > > > fanastic table hockey. I know a little of what Sid goes through
      > > putting on the Peterboro
      > > > Tourney and they all deserve our support and graditude for
      > putting
      > > up with us.
      > > > Table Hockey ROCKS! I'll see some of you at the JGG.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In ccth@yahoogroups.com, "Bill H" <bashin.bill@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > I don't see why anyone would mind if Mark (or anyone else who
      > can
      > > and
      > > > > does organize and put on a th tourney) would make a few
      bucks.
      > > Like
      > > > > you said John, I know what it costs to enter, and what I get
      > for
      > > my
      > > > > $35 (or whatever), and it's worth every cent, a highlight of
      my
      > > year.
      > > > >
      > > > > I just wish some of you other lazy bastards (I'm including
      > myself
      > > in
      > > > > this group) would organize another tourney in Ontario --
      maybe
      > in
      > > > > Kitchener, or Ottawa.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In ccth@yahoogroups.com, "John Barnes" <johnbarnes98@>
      > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > That's not a philosophy Bill. For it to be a philsophy it
      has
      > > to be
      > > > > > rational, and it has to be a search for knowledge., being,
      or
      > > > > conduct. This
      > > > > > would appear to be more your opinion, your take on things,
      > your
      > > > > next
      > > > > > conspiracy theory, or better yet, just good old slander.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > "So unreasonalbe to ask"?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Not if it was a business, government funded organization,
      > > charity,
      > > > > or
      > > > > > something of that nature. But it's a table hockey
      tournament
      > > Bill.
      > > > > A damned
      > > > > > table hockey tournament. Think about it. So tell me Bill,
      > with
      > > all
      > > > > your
      > > > > > calculations - how much money does he make every year? How
      > > fruitful
      > > > > of a
      > > > > > venture is it? I think next year we should call it the
      Conrad
      > > Black
      > > > > Table
      > > > > > Hockey Classic - would that make you feel better?
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Bill - I have nothing against you. You asked for a critique
      > of
      > > your
      > > > > opinion
      > > > > > - which you'll find comes with you being so opinionated
      > > yourself.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I do see a problem with the allegations you have made for
      > years
      > > now
      > > > > > regarding the allocation of funds for specific tournaments.
      > And
      > > by
      > > > > specific
      > > > > > tournaments I mean simply one - The Toronto Classic.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > To make such an accusation hastily not only looks
      > irresponsible
      > > but
      > > > > > immature.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > It's fair to say that I have known Mark for about as long
      as
      > > anyone
      > > > > in the
      > > > > > Table Hockey realm has. I helped him organize the first
      > Toronto
      > > > > Classic. We
      > > > > > could easily question how much money he spent on stamps,
      long
      > > > > distance
      > > > > > calls, photocopying, gas to and from his home, and all
      other
      > > > > expenses
      > > > > > incurred during the running of the tournament.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > But I would like to think that anyone in this community is
      > > > > trustworthy. I
      > > > > > have never thought to question where the funds go for all
      the
      > > other
      > > > > > tournaments I have attended. You pay a fee - you're told
      what
      > > you
      > > > > get - and
      > > > > > you make your decision to go based on that.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Take things at face value. We could talk about Mark's
      > reputable
      > > > > past, the
      > > > > > job he does on a day-to-day basis, the company he keeps,
      and
      > > such -
      > > > > but it's
      > > > > > not even necessary. At the heart of it, he's a good guy
      just
      > > like
      > > > > anyone
      > > > > > else on this forum. And that's one of, if not the only,
      > reason
      > > his
      > > > > tourney
      > > > > > is so popular each and every year.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Next you'll be saying he teaches his students table hockey
      so
      > > he
      > > > > can breed
      > > > > > them into tournament players and gouge them each and every
      > year
      > > for
      > > > > a
      > > > > > profit.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > You always say you can run a tournament cheaper - that
      funds
      > > don't
      > > > > need to
      > > > > > be spent the way they are presently. That is an entirely
      > > different
      > > > > matter -
      > > > > > it has no bearing on the fact that your accustion is
      > unfounded
      > > and
      > > > > > ridiculous.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > You want to talk more about this Bill? You have my number.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Cheers to all.
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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