Barry Behrman (BB) was interviewed by Mike Howerton on http://www.americanbilliardradio.com/
Great job by Mike Howerton pressing BB with the tough questions
Interview 1 hour long in 2nd segment
BB was verbose and kept repeating same answers :
-apologising for delayed payment, not informing the players that they will be paid post dated cheques etc
-reduced seatings resulted in drop of revenues by about $30K
-Q is doing phenomenally well and credit card sales take some days to be credited to bank
-that next year 40th anniversary will have Corporate America (he claims he has 3 sponsors already) and corporate america will write the checks next year which players can cash at bank opposite almost immediately
-keeps reiterating that post dated checks will clear and funds will be there this Tuesday 28 Oct
He brought up some "interesting" stuff:
-claims last year prizemoney in escrow and when came time to pay players money was not transferred from escrow to US Open account and there was delay. He named Johnny Archer (says he is not blaming JA but etc etc). Anyone knows what happened then?
-no promoter will have $170K funds ready before tourney is over. He cites as example Matchroom which pays players 1 to 2 weeks after event finishes.
(IMHO, Maybe Matchroom pays players 1 to 2 weeks later but that does not mean they have funds in escrow or available before event starts)
-claims Corey jumped queue to collect his check and showed BB his phone with his lawyers contact details. Claims that Corey told him to call his lawyer if he does not get his money.He gave Corey endorsed check to cash