Congratulations to you, Purdman, and John for an awesome tournament!recoveryjones said:Congratulations for you that stepped up to back John Schmidt in the US Open.It was a kind and generous offer on your part and I'm glad that your kindness is now being rewarded.Hope you had the time of your life.
It could not have happened to a better guy. You have been very generous to others on the board, I look at it as you deserved it.. Now to all of those naysayers that were blasting John ror asking for a backer.. You gambled a bit and won.. that is awesome.
I am glad to see that you made out well.. Congrats.
Varney Cues said:Comes around...goes around. Remember not too long ago Purdy was giving away a Richard Black cue to a complete stranger who was down on his luck. Could not of happened to a finer gentleman.
Purdman has proved time & time again on this forum what type of man he is...one I'm proud to call a friend. Congrats DON!!!
Purdman said:Thank you very much Joe, I truly appriciate it my friend. I wasn't in it for the money and I think you know that. John is a stand up guy and will be a great example and ambasador for the sport we all love. It was my pleasuer and not really a gamble for me. I brought along a couple of cues to sell to cover my expenses and the stake if we went 2 and out. It really didn't matter to me. They been laying around for a couple of years anyway. They were made to be played just like all cues. Sold one the second day I got here. That covered $1,100 of the stake.
This has been the most wonderful experience of my life and I was happy to share it with all my Az friends. John was our horse in this race and he won it for us ALL!
Don ( Purdman ) Purdy
2006 US Open 9 Ball Championship Winner Stakehorse
skins said:don, i hope i helped keep you sane with john's run to glory. i know i was a bit harsh telling you to "get out of the room" but that's the way you wanted it and it worked for you all week. congrats to you and to john for a time i will never forget. oh yea for next year i'm bringing some tissues with me so you don't have to use your sleeves.
Icon of Sin said:WOW, good for you Don!!!! Glad to see an AZer to John up on his offer and came out ahead. Very smart move on your part Don!
jkjerry said:Hey Purdman,
You seemed to be even more nervous than John. From what I could tell, you were always within earshot of a match but just could not stand to watch. Each time they ended, you were right there to shake John's hand though.
I agree with Timberly, you now know a bit of what it is like to be watching someone with whom you have an interest in. You may have had this before but I could see it down at the U.S. Open.
Sorry about the wife. You said so many nice things about her in our discussions at the tourny. I hope she is not serious.
All the best to you Purdman!!!
We look forward to sweating matches with you in the future.