Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

Dimeball

AzB Silver Member
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Anyone else find it strange that so many top names, like Dennis, aren't at this event, $25K added and all....?
 

spartan

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Yapp, quite a number of big names missing. But almost full field 60 players for 64 slots. :p
First match starts in about 30 minutes. The format 2 sets of 4 (and shootout if tie) is disappointing- would have been better if it was race to 8

Live Stream https://streamstak.com/billiardtv/

Stage 1 Double Elimination Brackets https://ctsondemand.com/mobilebracketviewer.aspx?BracketID=f531d845-4e98-4138-936a-85a9f4cb1ec5

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8cree

AzB Gold Member
Gold Member
Silver Member
Is this one if the "open's" that Matchroom doesn't allow? Maybe that's why the lousy turnout.
 

rexus31

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
If it was a Race to 9 across the board the events would be full with top players and a waiting list. Spot shot shootouts should be limited to amateur events.
 

ctyhntr

RIP Kelly
Silver Member
Seems like they'd be able to take a joke with that much money added.
Yes, and the 2021 tour series culminates in the $100K added tournament in Las Vegas in March 2022. Participating in these stops help earn a spot in the finale.

 

skip100

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
If it was a Race to 9 across the board the events would be full with top players and a waiting list. Spot shot shootouts should be limited to amateur events.
This format didn't stop nearly every top European player from competing in the recent Austrian Open, or from the event having a deserving winner (Kaci defeating Styer in the final).
 

rexus31

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
This format didn't stop nearly every top European player from competing in the recent Austrian Open, or from the event having a deserving winner (Kaci defeating Styer in the final).
Many top players have publicly voiced their opinions they are not fond of the format so they will not be participating. Don't know what else to tell you.
 

skip100

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Many top players have publicly voiced their opinions they are not fond of the format so they will not be participating. Don't know what else to tell you.
Biting the hand that feeds them doesn't seem like the best business decision but I suppose it's their prerogative.
 

FeelDaShot

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Biting the hand that feeds them doesn't seem like the best business decision but I suppose it's their prerogative.
Making a living by travelling around the country playing in pool tournaments is about as hard as it gets. Your business plan is based on cashing in a certain percentage of tournaments. If the tournament format gets too tough, the required winning percentage will no longer be met and you can no longer afford to travel. It's simple. No food to eat, no hand to bite.
 

pvc lou

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Yapp, quite a number of big names missing. But almost full field 60 players for 64 slots. :p
First match starts in about 30 minutes. The format 2 sets of 4 (and shootout if tie) is disappointing- would have been better if it was race to 8

Live Stream https://streamstak.com/billiardtv/

Stage 1 Double Elimination Brackets https://ctsondemand.com/mobilebracketviewer.aspx?BracketID=f531d845-4e98-4138-936a-85a9f4cb1ec5

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where's billy thorpe and alex olinger?
 

easy-e

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Making a living by travelling around the country playing in pool tournaments is about as hard as it gets. Your business plan is based on cashing in a certain percentage of tournaments. If the tournament format gets too tough, the required winning percentage will no longer be met and you can no longer afford to travel. It's simple. No food to eat, no hand to bite.
Beating Kaci in a race to 9 would be much harder for most of these guys. Just sayin'.
 

skip100

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Making a living by travelling around the country playing in pool tournaments is about as hard as it gets. Your business plan is based on cashing in a certain percentage of tournaments. If the tournament format gets too tough, the required winning percentage will no longer be met and you can no longer afford to travel. It's simple. No food to eat, no hand to bite.
Where did I ever say that being a professional pool player was easy?

Today's pros don't have many opportunities to play tournaments with substantial added money. It's certainly their prerogative to reject those opportunities whenever they see fit.
 

rexus31

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
The shorter races favor the lessor players. It's a risk reward aggregate for the top players. The investment to attend these events outweighs the potential for reward given the "crap shoot" format.
 
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