Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
Winning a tournament is the most unlikely reason for people to play in a pocket billiard event, regardless of where the event is located or how much it costs to play in it. The bottom-line reason people play in any pool tournament is to compete against others, to test one's self, to learn how to control the mind's chatter, to become a better player, etc. Whatever tournaments you can afford financially and otherwise; if you are a competitor, you will go.Enjoyed watching the UK tournament on you tube this weekend. My question is this: the line up was the best of the best, the top 10 players in the world. Filler, ko brothers, Ruiz, Boeing, ect ect. Why do pros who are on a level below these killers attend this tournament? And I’m not naming names, thats not my point. That’s a lot of money to spend to get to England, hotel, food, transportation, ect. And they never get close to winning?
And they all do the same pattern: win their first match, lose the second, win their first match on the loser side, maybe win two or more. Then lose and they are out.
I know anybody can do as they please, and i get that. But it just seems to be an unproductive week to me.
And I’m not trying to be a butthead about this subject, just trying to figure it out. I can’t even think of a MAJOR tournament that a lower level pro has every won?