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04-17-2019, 10:06 AM

Wow wow wow, Mr. Know-all conspiracy theorist is here,

Yeah, you are right, they have a globally successful business, but they are surely buying US Open and did some shady sh*t on the 1st event, because hey, who cares about global reputation and successful business, right?

Some times I just can't resist myself, but have you ever stopped for a second and thought about it reasonably in common sense?


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Matchroom needs to lead by example!

They start out with scheninigans and then expect the industry to rally behind it!

Matchroom European success is related to the fact that Europeans dominate snooker and Europeans love to see themselves in their idols!

Americans have not had a idol that looks like them since Larry Bird!

I support all pool ventures and express my opinion to see integrity restored. Matchroom built snooker based on integrity and honesty! No match fixing and the highest standards for dress of any sport! They enter pool and abandon what got them there! I was hoping for them to restore some class to the game and have been severely disappointed!

Just my 2 cents.

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04-17-2019, 11:17 AM

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Wow wow wow, Mr. Know-all conspiracy theorist is here,

Yeah, you are right, they have a globally successful business, but they are surely buying US Open and did some shady sh*t on the 1st event, because hey, who cares about global reputation and successful business, right?

Some times I just can't resist myself, but have you ever stopped for a second and thought about it reasonably in common sense?
There's a reason I cant see his posts.
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04-17-2019, 07:09 PM

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I for one am glad to see Matchroom take over the U.S. Open. I worked on the previous incarnation of that event for fifteen years and it was a roller coaster ride most of that time. I've also worked with Matchroom several times and they have consistently operated at a high level of professionalism at all times. I'm sure we will see more of the same next week at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, a well run event at a first class venue.

My only concern early on was upping the field to 256 players and attempting to play down to sixteen players in three days. That is a monumental undertaking that requires more pool tables, more staff and more that can go wrong. I would have liked to see them take four days for this part of the event and only two days for the final sixteen to play out. From what I see now, they have addressed this issue and it will be a hectic first three days. Shades of Derby City, but nirvana for pool fans with good matches going on all over the place.

I will be there reporting on the goings on beginning on day three when the final elimination matches are taking place to cull the huge field to the final sixteen. That should be a very exciting day. I'm looking forward to it.
Your participation will be of great value here, Jay. This is new territory for the people at Matchroom and Year 1 of this venture will be a learning experience in which the logistics will test them to the max.
  
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04-17-2019, 07:27 PM

Matchroom needs to lead by example!

They start out with scheninigans and then expect the industry to rally behind it!

Matchroom European success is related to the fact that Europeans dominate snooker and Europeans love to see themselves in their idols!

Americans have not had a idol that looks like them since Larry Bird!

I support all pool ventures and express my opinion to see integrity restored. Matchroom built snooker based on integrity and honesty! No match fixing and the highest standards for dress of any sport! They enter pool and abandon what got them there! I was hoping for them to restore some class to the game and have been severely disappointed!

Just my 2 cents.

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04-17-2019, 07:37 PM

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Matchroom needs to lead by example!

They start out with scheninigans and then expect the industry to rally behind it!

Matchroom European success is related to the fact that Europeans dominate snooker and Europeans love to see themselves in their idols!

Americans have not had a idol that looks like them since Larry Bird!

I support all pool ventures and express my opinion to see integrity restored. Matchroom built snooker based on integrity and honesty! No match fixing and the highest standards for dress of any sport! They enter pool and abandon what got them there! I was hoping for them to restore some class to the game and have been severely disappointed!

Just my 2 cents.


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04-17-2019, 07:43 PM

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Matchroom needs to lead by example!

They start out with scheninigans and then expect the industry to rally behind it!

Matchroom European success is related to the fact that Europeans dominate snooker and Europeans love to see themselves in their idols!

Americans have not had a idol that looks like them since Larry Bird!

I support all pool ventures and express my opinion to see integrity restored. Matchroom built snooker based on integrity and honesty! No match fixing and the highest standards for dress of any sport! They enter pool and abandon what got them there! I was hoping for them to restore some class to the game and have been severely disappointed!

Just my 2 cents.

Kd

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This post is offensive. "Americans have not had a idol that looks like them since Larry Bird!" speaks for itself. I do not know the process for requesting removal of a post but this one should be considered for removal.
  
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04-17-2019, 11:23 PM

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I for one am glad to see Matchroom take over the U.S. Open. I worked on the previous incarnation of that event for fifteen years and it was a roller coaster ride most of that time. I've also worked with Matchroom several times and they have consistently operated at a high level of professionalism at all times. I'm sure we will see more of the same next week at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, a well run event at a first class venue.

My only concern early on was upping the field to 256 players and attempting to play down to sixteen players in three days. That is a monumental undertaking that requires more pool tables, more staff and more that can go wrong. I would have liked to see them take four days for this part of the event and only two days for the final sixteen to play out. From what I see now, they have addressed this issue and it will be a hectic first three days. Shades of Derby City, but nirvana for pool fans with good matches going on all over the place.

I will be there reporting on the goings on beginning on day three when the final elimination matches are taking place to cull the huge field to the final sixteen. That should be a very exciting day. I'm looking forward to it.
Jay, like you and pretty much any pool fan, I hope them opening the field to 256 doesn't prove fatal or at least cause the problems that we all know and hate.

As you said, 4 days before finals would have took a lot of would-be problems pretty much out of the equation or, as far out as they could've been and still hold an event of that magnitude.

Fingers crossed!!!!!


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04-18-2019, 12:14 AM

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I think this is going to be an amazing and successful event. The fact that it filled months in advance and currently has a long waiting list is the first evidence of that.

I tried to buy VIP tickets for the last day and could only get 1! So I think they might now be sold out!

Many of the players are bringing friends, family, and backers from all over the world to fill the seats.

I'm glad that I'm going to be in the middle of it all--first as a player, then as a spectator.

I'll see everyone in there on Saturday!
Wow. Steve, you are so lucky! Take photos. I want to hear about your experience competing too. This is cool. Very cool!


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04-18-2019, 12:16 AM

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This post is offensive. "Americans have not had a idol that looks like them since Larry Bird!" speaks for itself. I do not know the process for requesting removal of a post but this one should be considered for removal.
I do not think the post was offensive. Kid is just sharing his opinion. He is disappointed in the payouts and a few other things about the event. It's okay. He didn't insult anyone. Some of his thoughts have merit.


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04-18-2019, 12:18 AM

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I for one am glad to see Matchroom take over the U.S. Open. I worked on the previous incarnation of that event for fifteen years and it was a roller coaster ride most of that time. I've also worked with Matchroom several times and they have consistently operated at a high level of professionalism at all times. I'm sure we will see more of the same next week at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, a well run event at a first class venue.

My only concern early on was upping the field to 256 players and attempting to play down to sixteen players in three days. That is a monumental undertaking that requires more pool tables, more staff and more that can go wrong. I would have liked to see them take four days for this part of the event and only two days for the final sixteen to play out. From what I see now, they have addressed this issue and it will be a hectic first three days. Shades of Derby City, but nirvana for pool fans with good matches going on all over the place.

I will be there reporting on the goings on beginning on day three when the final elimination matches are taking place to cull the huge field to the final sixteen. That should be a very exciting day. I'm looking forward to it.
Matchroom needs to get you in the booth, Jay. I like Ted and Karl and Alex, but we need an American's voice there too, one who knows the players as well as the game itself.


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04-18-2019, 12:21 AM

I will buy the livestream for sure! Heck, yeah!

This event is being advertised as produced by "Matchroom Multi Sport." What is the difference between "Matchroom Sport" and "Matchroom Multi Sport"? Does anybody know? Is one a subsidiary of the other?


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04-18-2019, 06:00 AM

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I for one am glad to see Matchroom take over the U.S. Open. I worked on the previous incarnation of that event for fifteen years and it was a roller coaster ride most of that time. I've also worked with Matchroom several times and they have consistently operated at a high level of professionalism at all times. I'm sure we will see more of the same next week at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, a well run event at a first class venue.

My only concern early on was upping the field to 256 players and attempting to play down to sixteen players in three days. That is a monumental undertaking that requires more pool tables, more staff and more that can go wrong. I would have liked to see them take four days for this part of the event and only two days for the final sixteen to play out. From what I see now, they have addressed this issue and it will be a hectic first three days. Shades of Derby City, but nirvana for pool fans with good matches going on all over the place.

I will be there reporting on the goings on beginning on day three when the final elimination matches are taking place to cull the huge field to the final sixteen. That should be a very exciting day. I'm looking forward to it.
I'm just as enthusiastic as you, Jay, and your concerns are justified. Nonetheless, the production costs must be managed by Matchroom and adding a day would add significantly to those costs. More than anything, I want this event to succeed financially, and year one may test Matchroom to the max in terms of logistics and planning.

If the schedule proves too ambitious, though, and Tuesday's late matches, which will seal the last spots in the knockout round, go into the wee hours, a change may be needed for 2020. Should that prove the case, though, I don't think they need to add a day. They could, of course, just a) start the daily sessions at 8:00 AM rather than 9:00 AM for the first three days, or b) make loser side matches races to 10 instead of 11.

I know that Matchroom has been very ambitious in allowing such a large field. Let's face it, 256 is aggressive, but I see it as a step forward for the event. That said, though, the financial sustainability of the event, to me, matters more than anything.

Growing pains may well be in play here, but in year one, we'll see how it goes.
  
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04-18-2019, 06:22 AM

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I do not think the post was offensive. Kid is just sharing his opinion. He is disappointed in the payouts and a few other things about the event. It's okay. He didn't insult anyone. Some of his thoughts have merit.
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04-18-2019, 06:44 AM

I'm happy the final 16 individual stage will be broadcast on DAZN here in Canada. (of which I'm a subscriber for Snooker and Darts, etc.)

Should be production knowing Matchroom.


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04-18-2019, 06:46 AM

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Yeah it is. He's ALWAY'S got to play the race card somewhere,somehow.
This is America!

Are you saying that the beneficiaries of the seeding are not white!

Are you saying that those hurt are not Asian

For the third time! Why deviate from luck of the draw and established ranking systems ???

Lots of people here don't like me cause I rock the boat! But, tell that to all the young guns that got their shot because of the big stink I have made over the years!

Do you think that they would have gotten the spot light! Or would it still be Archer, Morris, hatch, Williams , CJ for eternity!

Right is right and wrong is wrong! Sadly, integrity is in short supply around here!

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