That's true for the most part, but don't sleep on the lower Fargo rated players when it comes to mastering a pet shot. If we go down the road a ways, there will be many many players that can make this shot for days. Right now players are still using their full cueing action to make this shot, but this shot is really more about alignment. This shot could be made over and over again with a couple inch stroke.My opinion is that this format favors the strong, not the weak.
A Fargo 675 will almost never win a spot shot shootout against a Fargo 775, as the cueing skills of the 775 are usually so much stronger. Hence, unless the weaker player can win both races to four, they're usually going to be out of luck.
I think this format virtually ensures that Cinderella stories will be few and far between in this new event series. I think we'll see a super-strong final four in almost every one of these events.
The world's straightest shooters, which means Gorst and Shaw in my books, should have incredibly strong action in events like these.