I watched most of the coverage over the 6 days and I’d echo the sentiments that it was a great, well run event.
My only complaints would be the camera angles they used sometimes (closeups on the cue ball while it was still rolling or a players face while balls were moving) and Phil Yates. The...
Albin has already been announced by matchroom. They posted it on Instagram on the 17th. I’m not sure if Filler has been confirmed yet or not. That’s just a formality at this point though I’d have to think.
Anyone know if they’re going to swap tables between events?
I wonder if Diamond sponsoring the warmup tournament and predator sponsoring the main one will present issues in the future now that predator has their own table they’re trying to promote.
My room has a weird thing going on where their pool room and the bar are considered separate businesses or something like that so you have to pay for your table time in the pool room and your drinks/food in the bar. And you can bring beer into the pool room but not liquor/mixed drinks...
The players aren't going to sue Matchroom for this addendum nor will Matchroom sue a player if they play in the US Open and an event that falls within their vague parameters. Matchroom has accumulated enough power and influence over the sport already that all they will do if you violate that...
I bought one of these and while I haven't had my table installed yet, the light itself looks great. It does takes some time to assemble/hang, but at less than half the cost of the predator light it is well worth the money.
With how things stand currently, pros need amateurs much more than amateurs need pros. The prize pool is largely made up from entry fees so the pros need the amateur’s “dead money” to grow the pot and make playing somewhat financially viable for them.
What impact will this really have when 95% of sellers who use PayPal don't ask for the correct markup when sending goods & services and instead demand an arbitrary 4%? PayPal should just drop the hammer on people cheating the system and then their fees may not have to be increased.