Billiards in Saigon?

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#1 13 March 2012 06:15:05

David2882
David2882
Cordova

Billiards in Saigon?

Was wondering if there was anywhwere that foreigners got together to play some pool in HCMC??  Or is there anyone on here that would like to get together to play some 8ball?? I am not that great of a player but would like to get together and play some..

-David

Last edited by David2882 (13 March 2012 06:16:59)

#2 13 March 2012 13:41:03

ameno84
ameno84
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

hey man - im always keen to have a few games of something - there is a decent pool place on le loi d1 or on hoa hung d10 - these are the 2 i go to normally but there are heaps everywhere.

#7 16 March 2012 06:34:34

saigonmonkey
saigonmonkey
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Check out The Ky - in district 4, down by the river, just across the new bridge going from district 1 to district 4, on Nguyen Tat Thanh street, near the intersection of Doan Nhu Hai street.

#9 16 March 2012 07:23:08

saigonmonkey
saigonmonkey
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Re: The Ky:
Dont know what you mean by shop. It's definitely a pool hall - and not a "monkey bar". The girls who work there are attendants/waiters only, but will play pool with you if you don't have a partner. It was previously located in D1, on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street near the corner with Le Thanh Ton street, but they tore it down more than a year ago. A few months after that, at the first of last year, I noticed it had re-established at it's current location. I had played pool at the previous location for many years, and was disappointed to find it had been torn down. New location has slightly different atmosphere (not better or worse - just different) and some of the same employees.

#12 16 March 2012 07:57:41

saigonmonkey
saigonmonkey
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Re: Shop:
Was 99% sure you were talking about a place to buy billiard supplies, but in my time here interacting with many people from many places and hearing all the different terminology that means the same thing, there was that 1% chance that your definition of a shop could be something totally different. :-)
Cheers

#14 20 March 2012 09:20:45

nmemind
nmemind
HCMC

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Just logged in to say the one @ 102 NAM KỲ KHỞI NGHĨA, BẾN NGHÉ, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam is no longer open. Just am indoor market trying to sell clothes. Also, there was one listed called "Vibe" in district one as well. That one no longer is open either. I've done enough running around for the day. Will advise of the other locations when I get a try to sess them out.

#15 21 March 2012 03:06:15

saigonmonkey
saigonmonkey
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

nmemind wrote:

Just logged in to say the one @ 102 NAM KỲ KHỞI NGHĨA, BẾN NGHÉ, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam is no longer open. Just am indoor market trying to sell clothes.

This is the one (old The Ky) to which I was referring in my earlier post. It has moved to the location I mentioned in District 4.

#16 22 March 2012 09:47:01

nmemind
nmemind
HCMC

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

saigonmonkey wrote:

nmemind wrote:

Just logged in to say the one @ 102 NAM KỲ KHỞI NGHĨA, BẾN NGHÉ, 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam is no longer open. Just am indoor market trying to sell clothes.

This is the one (old The Ky) to which I was referring in my earlier post. It has moved to the location I mentioned in District 4.

Hi.  Thank you for the reply.  I see the Nguyen Tat Thanh near the river, but the closest named intersection I can find is called Doan Van Bo. The roads actually intersect twice, once headed out of dist. one and the other once it's into dist. 4.  Is it either one of these, or do I need to travel farther away from dist. 1?
thanks again.

#17 23 March 2012 15:59:38

saigonmonkey
saigonmonkey
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

The address of The Ky is 5 Nguyen That Thanh street in district 4. It is by the river, in the complex behind the Viet My Auto Center (whose address is also 5 Nguyen That Thanh). There are signs out on the street for "The Ky Billiards", and there are two entrances - one on each side of the Viet My Auto center. You have to walk a ways back behind there to get to the entrances, and if you're riding a motorbike, you need to go to the right side of the Viet My Auto. There's usually a security guard sitting back there who will show you where to park the bike.

#19 25 July 2012 06:27:21

laidbackfreak

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

@Matt, how many players do you get turning up? What is the format for the tournament?
The website says after 4-5 games you play trick shots? Does that mean the tournament is over?

@Rojamin, Are these pro players based in Hanoi?

#24 27 July 2012 03:49:09

laidbackfreak

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

สตีวี่ wrote:

Yeah bro, look under sports equipment in classifieds, there is a nice one there for sale, brand new ;-)

Got one now thanks and a decent supplier for my needs.

Looks like an interesting cue though. Don't know the brand at all? and I'm not sure about the carbon ferrell, but I'd like to shoot it to see how it feels.
Had a friend way back who played with a carbon cue, looked good but not my choice. I like the look and feel of wood.

#26 28 November 2013 07:35:54

laidbackfreak

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Hi Steve,

I still play most Fridays (not the next couple of weeks sadly) and odd evenings at Angels on Le Lai, so if you fancy a game drop me a line.

Last edited by laidbackfreak (28 November 2013 08:46:49)

#27 28 November 2013 08:35:39

yourmaninshanghai
yourmaninshanghai
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Hey Steve, not sure where you live but there are two good Pool tables in An Phu, District 2 now. Snap Cafe has a recently refurbed one and has a competition for all levels on most Thursday nights (including tonight 28th Nov.) BMV on Quoc Huong, District 2 also has a nice table and a competition every other Saturday. Reply to this message and I'll send more details if you require or contact the businesses direct. Snap Cafe has its own website. BMV is also listed on Google.

BTW: if anyone is still looking for some high quality cues, I have 5 brand new ones for sale, all different weights; 18oz, 19oz, 20oz and 21oz.

Chris

#28 28 November 2013 08:47:27

laidbackfreak

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

yourmaninshanghai wrote:

BTW: if anyone is still looking for some high quality cues, I have 5 brand new ones for sale, all different weights; 18oz, 19oz, 20oz and 21oz.
Chris

Chris, don't suppose any of them are break cues ?
What makes ?

#29 28 November 2013 09:28:39

Tommyvtt
Tommyvtt
Saigon

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Hi guy,
I have the same interest with you. However, I'm not so good at it ;). If you would like a friend playing together, do drop me a line and we could go.
Nice to meet you!
Cheers,

#30 28 November 2013 10:22:17

yourmaninshanghai
yourmaninshanghai
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

laidbackfreak wrote:

yourmaninshanghai wrote:

BTW: if anyone is still looking for some high quality cues, I have 5 brand new ones for sale, all different weights; 18oz, 19oz, 20oz and 21oz.
Chris

Chris, don't suppose any of them are break cues ?
What makes ?

Sorry, no Breaking Cues although the 21oz packs a punch.

They are unbranded. They were originally manufactured for the European market where they retailed for 200-300Euros. I bought some wholesale when I lived in Shanghai direct from the Dutch business owner and have sold over 20 with no complaints. High quality Reindeer Leather 7-Layer Tip and precision coupling. I also have some presentation cases or soft cases dependant on requirements. They're 1.5mil VND to 1.8mil VND depending on styling - 2mil VND with presentation case. I warranty them for 1 year as I know they are of great quality.

email me on yourmaninhochiminh(at)gmail...... if you want more info

#31 30 November 2013 14:31:10

steveinsaigon
steveinsaigon
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the info, I live near Snap Café and Quoc Huong so both are good for me - I'll look to check both of them out over the next week or two.

Tommy - maybe see you there?

Cheers,

Steve

#32 22 January 2014 10:46:27

littlecupid.85
littlecupid.85
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

yourmaninshanghai wrote:

Hey Steve, not sure where you live but there are two good Pool tables in An Phu, District 2 now. Snap Cafe has a recently refurbed one and has a competition for all levels on most Thursday nights (including tonight 28th Nov.) BMV on Quoc Huong, District 2 also has a nice table and a competition every other Saturday. Reply to this message and I'll send more details if you require or contact the businesses direct. Snap Cafe has its own website. BMV is also listed on Google.

Chris

Yeah, the pool table @ Snap is quite nice. Except these two, I found a few on Tran Nao Str., D2 nearby but haven’t checked them out. Bcoz I’m fine @Snap, both for the pool or reading in the afternoon :).

#38 19 March 2014 13:40:05

Andyklu
Andyklu
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

i went and shot a few balls today but it doesn't that great of a hall. just four tables. i'm hunting down a better place. if anyone knows of a good place around distract 1 i would be willing to meet up

#39 03 May 2014 08:10:36

dathancna
dathancna
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Saw this thread. I'm looking for some guys to play pool as well. There are quite a lot of places to play but I'm not sure where's the best. Anyone up for pool this evening? Or tomorrow?

#40 22 July 2014 18:38:43

phi_expat
phi_expat
Ho Chi Minh City

Re: Billiards in Saigon?

Hi dathancna! Have you found a place to play pool? There's one here in district 4 where I usually play. Let me know if you're still interested in finding a place and someone to play pool with.

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