Interesting angle... However that then begs the age old AZB question. What defines a "pro"...? It isn't your ability to play the game, that I'm certain of.Gotta love an apa thread ...they go on and on and on lol.
I am going to use a pro player as an anology to an apa 7...in 8 ball that is. An apa 7 is the top tier in apa leagues much like a pro is top tier in the game of pool.
Just because you can not beat other 7's does not mean you should not be a 7...if you are capable of playing at that level.
Lets use robb saez as an example. He is a known pro player. Can he hang with the likes of svb....dennis orcullo...efren etc etc. ? Hell no ! So ask yourself this ..should he not be a pro since there is a long list of pros he cannot beat.
Basically what this thread is about if you think on it.
Until pool takes on the properties of something like the PGA wherein you need to maintain your pro status with performance based results. You can't use the designation of pool pro for any argument that involves the skill of that group.... ...imo