Just so everyone knows, women have played in Barry's US Open in the open division, and Barry has also had a women's division in his US Opens in the past.
And as of WPBA there is no viable excuse for not allowing man to play. Allowing only women is sexist and wrong... how about that? :wink: According to your point of view every woman-only competititon (world championships, european championships, amway cup, etc.) is sexist and wrong. Not so simple topic huh?
Nope, I don't think they should. And even if they were to be allowed to play in the WPBA events...I would bet that 95% of them would not be able to abide by the player code of conduct rules or agree with many of the policies. Too many have the "what's in it for me" type of attitude.
Please correct me if I am wrong but aren't there hundreds of tournaments every week that the top pros can't play in? Aren't there D, C, and B tournaments that top pros can't play in?
Aren't there wheelchair events that able-bodied players can't play in?
But any C-player, and any player confined to a wheelechair can play in the US Open. As long as HE has a PENIS.
No one cries when Joe the Accountant from Boise has a good day and plays over his head and knocks Johnny Archer out of the US Open. No one says Joe shouldn't be allowed to play because he bit off more than he could chew or that Joe is taking money out of the pro's pockets.
We aren't talking about the WPBA tour here. We are talking about one tournament where everyone EXCEPT those human beings with a Y Chromosone are allowed to play.
What about all those Chinese women who might like to play in the US Open? The same women who have no desire to play on the WPBA tour??? Why should they be denied?
If the "men" are really so good then they have nothing to fear from the women playing alongside them.
Any tournament that is billed as an OPEN event should allow anyone with an entry fee to play in it.
To make the assumption that 95% of men cannot abide by rules of conduct is another leap by you. I have conducted many events with large fields of players and rarely have more than one or two who are disruptive in any way.
I first think of some of our newer young champions, like Oscar Dominguez, Sylver Ochoa, Mitch Ellerman, Shane Van Boening and Beau Runningen. I could go on but I think you get my point.
Ahh, hello?... Barry?... This is America, and if you think you can just tell women they cannot participate because they are women, then you are in for a huge surprise, brother...
You better get a lawyer, idiot..
1000-1? Come on now Jay. Even I respect their ability more than that. I imagine that the first US Open to allow women will also garner the most women participants which means there will be a whole host of females that might get a cupcake draw, etc..
Real odds might be more in the line of 75-1.