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CC&GTCC, Inc., Annual Convention 18 - 21 June, 2008

Discussion in 'Chipper Events' started by Gaming Ore, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Gaming Ore

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    The 16th Annual Convention of the CC&GTCC, Inc., will be taking place at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV on 16 - 21 June, 2008.

    The Convention generally consists of the following events, for which a formal agenda will be inserted here, once it has been finalized.

    Wednesday 18th
    Dealer Table Set
    Early-Bird Banquet (5:30 pm)
    Guest Speaker
    OTY Awards
    Volunteer Recognition
    Recruiters of the Year
    Magazine Article of the Year
    Trade Session at end

    Thursday 19th
    Convention Opens 10 am 6 pm
    Trade Sessions through-out the day
    Blackjack Tournament (Group 1)
    Poker Tournament

    Friday 20th
    Floor opens 10 am - 6 pm
    Blackjack Tournement (Group 2)
    Club Business Meeting (TBD)
    Auction (6:30 pm)

    Saturday 21st
    Floor opens 10am - 4 pm
    Last Dance Trade Session 6 pm - ?

    I will adjust this information as new data is put out.

    Speaking of which, the CC&GTCC Education Director, Sheldon Smith, has established the Seminar Sessions that take place throughout the Convention.

    Here is that info:

    The Educational Seminars of the 16th Annual CCGTCC Convention are listed below.


    Howard Herz, a seminar for FIRST TIMERS, I have spoken to Howard and it sounds like it will be a very good presentation with powerful advice for collectors and a possible surprise for the attendees!

    David Schwartz of the UNLV Gaming Studies Research Center promises to be very exciting. David presented several years ago and a lot has happened since!

    Charles Kaplan & Ralph Pollack will present on the Caribbean including CUBA and the new Caribbean Casinos Collectible Club, Ralph presented last year and he and Charles have cooked up some great new information.

    Bill Ragsdale worked for a long time for Slim Ewing and will present on the life and times of Slim Ewing and the Ewing mold!

    Gene Trimble will present on the Preserving Gaming History Web Site as well as the importance of the records from the companies represented!

    Lisa Medford, who spoke briefly, last year, will speak about the LIFE & TIMES of the FIRST nude Las Vegas showgirl!

    1. Wednesday, 6/18/8-3PM
    Howard Herz, The First Timers Workshop.

    2. Thursday, 6/19/8-8:30AM
    UNLV Gaming Studies Research Centers very own David G. Schwartz.

    3. Thursday, 6/19/8-3PM
    Charles Kaplan & Ralph Pollack, Cuba & the Caribbean.

    4. Friday, 6/20/8-8:30AM
    Bill Ragsdale, LIFE & TIMES of Slim Ewing and the Ewing Mold.

    5. Friday, 6/20/8-3PM
    Gene Trimble, Preserving Gaming History.

    6. Saturday, 6/21/8-8:30AM
    Lisa Medford, the FIRST nude showgirl & her stories.

    More to follow,

    Jim Follis
    On-Line Communications Director (OLCD)
    CC&GTCC, Inc.
     
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  2. TenPercenter

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    Now we gotta look to make sure this doesn't conflict with the ChipTalk.net Seattle Meetup... or else the CC&GTCC will just have to move their's! :wink:
     
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  3. noelsarchs

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    Looks like a fun place to go for my 55th birthday on June 21.
     
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  4. Gaming Ore

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    The CC&GTCC Convention Co-Chairs have just posted (on the CC&GTCC Message Board) the Riviera room rates available to Club members attending the Convention.

    Other details are also provided as they related to the rates. Please visit the announcement here:

    RIVIERA ROOM RATES & INFO

    Jim Follis
    CC&GTCC OLCD
     
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  5. rugerjw

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    I really wanted to attend last years and only seen it on the web cam. Gotta try to get there this time.:happy:
     
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  6. TenPercenter

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    I am confirmed to go. I am trying to confirm who else in my family can go (Nana [mom], Shuggs [sis], Buddy [broinlaw], and my Dad)
     
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    I caught a glimpse of OL'Follis at the convention on the web cam :happy:
    Thats his son back there in the green shirt. I went last year and missed this year but im SOOOOOOOOOO going next year!!:)
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    I got back today from my first CC & GTCC convention, I was amazing, and I met so many great people. Ten, Nana, Gaming Ore, it was great to meet you all and sit down and talk about Chip Talk for a bit. I picked up some great chips at the show like this one.

    [pic]http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/9752/bofbur6.jpg[/pic]
     
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  9. Jeff

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    We need more reports and PICTURES!
     
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  10. ross

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    OK, here's a quick report. I got there on the 12th and stayed through to the 22nd. I was there initially for a private satellite for the series. We put 2 people into a $1500 event. I came in 8th - final table but no joy. None of our horses in the events cashed.

    I stayed in 4 different hotels (Sahara 4 nights, Harrahs 2 nights, Imperial Palace 2 nights, Riv 2 nights). It was my first time (and last) in Sahara and IP. I like to try different hotels, these were very cheap (in fact I was comped to the King Suite at IP) but they were both a little... well... not that great. Oddest hotel room I have ever seen at the IP, but that's a story for another time.

    One of my chipper buddies played Saturday's no limit event. He didnt make it to the dinner break so we had Sunday free. And you know what that means, roadtrip to Mesquite. Its about 80 miles away and has between 4 and 6 casinos (depending on how you count them). I think the last two (Stateline Hops and Golden West) basically have closed their tables so that leaves 4 -
    - Oasis
    - Casablanca
    - Virgin River
    - Eureka

    I knew that Eureka had a new (many months old now) rack and really had just planned to trade for them since its cheaper than 160miles roundtrip at $4.25/gallon but what the hell. Turns out it was a very good trip. All the casinos had something new. The other three had all changed from Paulson to Blue Chip (sun). Same basic design, different mold. So it was a good trip. And I won money in all of them. Not a lot but on the positive side.

    Eureka was another matter. They have the $1, $2.50, $4, and $5 chip. The $4 is a poker room drop chip only. So its not something you can walk up to the cage. I managed to do a little smooth talking and got the poker room shift manager to sell me one. She said "if you come back in an hour I will be off shift and you can probably get one more", so buffet it was.... And a good one too.

    While I was there I played a little 2-8 limit holdem. I dont play limit very well (I am an NL tournament player these days) and have not really throught through the math of a spread limit game. But I hit one hand of note. 98s in middle position. Flop is T63s (my suit), 7 players in for the flop at $2. A bet of $8 and I go to $16. All fold but heads up. Turn brings the 7s -- I am feeling pretty comfortable at this point. Opponent bets, I raise, he calls. River pairs the board (one of the flop cards). Opponent bets, I raise, he re-raises. I am dumbfounded. I am looking around the room for a bad beat jackpot poster, hoping and praying.

    So I go over the top of him. He then tries to re-raise and does the "i'll see your $8 and raise you..." but the way he did the motions the dealer calls it a string bet. I mutter many many curses and ask the dealer to let it go. Well, hand is called and time to turn over the cards. He had a set, hit the boat on the river and put me on a flush. He huffs off after that hand with the $50 that should have been mine.

    Then I hit the craps table, or more to the point, the craps table hits me in the butt and stomps on my privates. And then I go to 3-card poker. Long story short, 2s, 3s, 4s is good for a few black chips and I walk away with a couple of roulettes that fell in my pocket, some chips and some cash. Did I mention that I liked Eureka?

    A couple days of fun and frivolity later I met tenpercenter at the Palms get together.

    Wednesday I play the WSOP $1500 Stud event. 7hrs later i am out in 138th - no cash. Another poker buddy makes it to 8th and two others cash. I was doing great and got card dead after a table move. With the ante's eating me away because I have a very (very) agressive player on my left I go in with split queens. Two callers who check it down and one hits a second pair on the river -- IGHN.

    The dealer setup on Wednesday is good. I had a small table in the back with some chips I brought to sell off. Nothing amazing since I have lost the love of non-nevada chips I decide its time to get rid of them at $1 over face. Some people got some great deals since many of these were good chips. But the dealer badge also gives me access to the show floor on Wednesday and for an extra hour each morning to get all the deals.

    Thursday was the club poker tourney. A group of us had dinner at the Bay diner (Golden Gate). Its a great place and pretty cheap. If you are downtown I recommend it. I played ultra-agressive. But these guys were not experienced players and didnt fall for the fact that having QA with a board of KJ was not a great hand with a big bet in front of you. So she had 10 outs and didnt have to wait long to hit one of them -- IGHN. I lost my last longer bet with Allan that I had to pay off the next morning.

    The rest of the show was good and uneventful. Got chips to fill in holes in my collection, got a couple of nice ones too. I wont detail too many of these because of the contest in the other forum.

    Saturday was another interesting day. I dont want to go into too much of the history since Jim (G.O.) will be writing an article on it but there was a little gas stationed sized place called Pop's Oasis in Jean. This was leveled and replaced by the Nevada Landing. The chips and tokens were buried and cemented in the footings of the Nevada Landing. Recently that building was leveled leaving some interesting findings from the previous place. So it was time for an archeological dig. Now, I am a 5-star hotel kind of guy. My idea of a good vacation does not have any of the following words:

    - summer solstice
    - 105+ degree weather
    - pick axe / shovel
    - manual labor

    But somehow I got roped into not only going to see what could be found (or what was left from the other chippers who had went) but I ended up driving no less. So me, Terry, and Len took the trip to Jean. Here are a couple of pictures, I got some tokens a small peice of concete with an embedded token for a new paperweight -- Re: ATTN: Nevada Landing Diggers...

    Sunday I had the red-eye back to Philly. I dropped Terry off at the airport at 11 and went over to Silverton. They treat me pretty well there. I play in the high limit slot room for some video poker. High limit there being a nickel Spin Poker (but if you look at it its 100 nickels so its $5 a spin. First spin I hit a $100 hand (quad 3's). then that starts to go up and down. About 20 minutes later I hit TsJdQdKdAd dealt. Well you dont get that many free shots at this so I drop the ten and hit the button. Yup... Td. I hit for $1800. I screw around some more and hit the airport around 8:30 for a flight home..
     
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  11. rimmerryan

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    Ross.

    Great report...
    I would have loved to have been out there and gone out to the Pop's site.
    Nothing more you could ask for in a trip... chips, gambling, winning big $ !!!

    Sounds like you had a great time.
    Thanks for sharing.

    :):cool::happy:
    R.
     
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    Great report! It's hilarious that chippers are going on archeological digs for chips!
     
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    Great report Ross!

    Does anyone have good pics of the convention poker and bj tourny chips or any other chips created for the convention? Love to see them!
     
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    Will these do? All oversize......

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    Ann, I've been waiting/looking for your promised trip report!

    Ross, that was a great TR, very well written! I liked it very much, thanks for taking the time.

    This is a little pet peeve of mine. Anecdotally, it seems >80% of all string bets are accidental, and it's very obvious what the bettor is trying to do. I read somewhere (??? gaa - I spend too much time on the internet, I can't remember where) that some places had instituted a rule where only a player involved in the hand can call a string, and I like this rule very much.
     
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    I've been a little "wiped out" this week, Michelle! Been catching up on some zzzz's. :laugh: I'll get to work on it.....though it may be a bit boring. :wink:
     
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    Very nice, Thanks! Who made those Palms and Binion/4 Queen chips? They look like Paulson plain molds. If anyone have extras, I would love to pickup a set.
     
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    Seems like I heard someone say that they were Paulson plain molds, but I could be wrong. Jim (Gaming Ore) may be better able to answer that.
     
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    Fair enough -take care of yourself!
     
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    Thanks, Michelle! Been working on the report all day, so it may be long - after all, it is for six whole days of non-stop activity! :laugh: Will post it soon....
     
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