28th Annual 2003 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships




To all the U.S. Open 9-Ball fans,

We are in preparation for the 28th Annual 2003 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships as you read this. We are busy making sponsorship agreements, renting booth space to vendors (even more this year), selling advance purchased VIP seats from our web site seating chart via our toll free number 1-866-393-8900 and Paypal at www.q-masters.com (you can even pay your player entry fee from the web site – it’s so easy!) and looking forward to another exciting tournament just like last year. Remember last year? The players were there; the most knowledgeable fans in the world were there; and the entire Prize Fund was there, too! What else can you ask for? It was one of our best events ever and we are working hard to make this year even better to include a full field of 256. Jerry Forsyth, Pool and Billiard Magazine, would be glad to take that action since he was quoted as saying to me, “…it will be full next year”.

I’m sure you have heard about my legal problems by now. If you haven’t, well, just ask anyone in the pool world. I have had my problems and just like any human I am afforded the opportunities to make my mistakes as well as the openings to make amends for them. Currently, I am making amends. Some things must be done no matter how difficult they may seem. But, I am here to tell you that the show must go on and will always continue. The incredible display of support I have received from family, friends, players and fans has helped me to grow much healthier mentally, physically and financially. I am so happy to have moved beyond those problems of the past. Thank you to all whom helped in my time of need.

In closing, I would simply like to say how excited I am to once again be your Host during the 28th Annual 2003 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships - VIP seats are selling quickly so get them while they last! I am looking forward to seeing all my friends.


Barry S. Behrman

Keith McCready

Pro Player
Well, Barry, you can definitely count on me coming. I wouldn't miss it for anything.

One of the great things about any Berhman tournament -- Brady included, of course -- is that you know exactly what time you are going to play your match. You then know when to go to bed in order to wake up in time, and with enough sleep, to eat breakfast and practice before your match. The tournament personnel is always cheerful and pleasant to be around, and it is a well-run competitive event with high-quality equipment. You always do everything you can to ensure player satisfaction. There is no pool politics with the U.S. Open, never has been and never will. I wish I could say the same about other venues, not even worth mentioning in this forum.

And take it from me, my friend, there are some people who thrive on smut and wouldn't even be interested except for the fact that you are a popular and prominent person in the pool community. It is a shame this small minority stoop to that level, but just know knowledgeable and informed folks absolutely do not share their thirst for smut-ology.

It kind of reminds of a cartoon I once saw. There is a big dog sitting next to another big dog, and he comments to his pal, "They love me, they feed me, they cut my balls off."

Barry, take care of yourself. We need people like you. So glad to "see" you on AzBilliards.com.

Keith "Your Comrade" McCready