View Full Version : The richest and biggest 9-ball tournament ever?
Anyone know anything about this event? How come there is no coverage or hype at all about this event?
It looks huge.
I got this thing too, as I'm sure did Chris in NC. Okay, who's got the time to do a little research?
Link doesn't come up for me.
05-23-2002, 08:53 PM
Nothing came up when I clicked on the link.
There seems to be an erronious "." at the end of the link. Delete it and you should be right.
05-23-2002, 10:57 PM
If your using MS/IE I got there by just typing the lower case letters sprotzblitz and then hitting ctlr+ enter...
One can only hope it is for real. It is a very interesting site with a nice take on what could be for pool. nite all.......
This has all the signs of a promoter out of Australia who used the same stategy 3-4 years ago in a promotion known as Strykers. If it's the same guy he is attempting to ply his trade in the USA again, as he feels that's the strongest market for 9-ball; and he has probably convinced a U.S. individual to head the operation. With his past record, I'm not sure if his name could appear on any documents. He was a silent partner 3-4 years ago as well. I found it interesting that one of the pockets in one of the pictures on his website was an english 8-ball pocket. That would further make me suspect that our Australian friend is back in action. It was a scam before (the event never occurred), and this may be a scam again. You send your money in, and that's the last you ever hear of them again, so to speak. The same person was jailed a few years back for operating this scam, and it appears he must be back out and trying it again.
It's interesting that there are many typographical errors in the text as well as factual errors. One would think that an operation that is so large and has been working so long would have an opportunity to proofread their text. Despite their attempt to appear professional they do not.
The link is www.sportzblitz.com (http://www.sportzblitz.com)
On the first message, I put a . at the end to read www.sportzblitz.com. (http://www.sportzblitz.com.)
If I was a professional I'd be very leary about this. Patrick, this could be your big event.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Ken:</font><hr> It's interesting that there are many typographical errors in the text as well as factual errors. One would think that an operation that is so large and has been working so long would have an opportunity to proofread their text. Despite their attempt to appear professional they do not.
Look what it says on the main page.
"To add to this, whoever can pot five balls off the break during the semi and Grand Finals will receive a bonus prize of US$1Million."
Now look what it says when you look closer in the prize money section of the website.
"PLUS another $1,000,000 (USD) for the first person who sinks 5 balls on the first break during the Semi and
One word sure makes a difference.
With the proposed final only six months away it's hard to believe that they have no idea what casinos it is going to be in, or even how many casinos it is going to be in. They talk about some cable television company wanting to broadcast but don't say which one. The only part of the website that is clear is where you send your 100 bucks and how a pool hall becomes a member. 250,000 bucks to the winning pool hall, give me a break. That would be 2500 entrants just to cover that expense, not to mention the 2,000,000 dollar prize fund they are talking about, thats another 20,000 entrants. And this doesn't even begin to cover the expenses of the gambling chips they are going to give regional winners. Until a casino in Reno actually says this thing is happening in their place, keep your money in your pocket. This smells like a scam.
05-24-2002, 07:45 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Anonymous:</font><hr> Until a casino in Reno actually says this thing is happening in their place, keep your money in your pocket. This smells like a scam. <hr></blockquote>
If something looks too good to be true, it usually is. Rich R.
05-24-2002, 12:06 PM
You seem to be monitoring the posts here. How about a response to the posts suggesting you are a scam?
05-24-2002, 12:43 PM
If it means anything, the domain name is owned by a company out of Australia.
Well, I wasn't sure if it was a scam until my grandma (yes, the one that bought the Brookyln bridge and two one-page Bibles from that nice Nigerian trade minister guy) howled with laughter and lost her falsies when she saw the cue action of the female player in the promo pic.
I should have known, really, given the long list of endorsements they have from the pro's, and the top clubs that are involved.
This is a joke for a scam. I sure hope that there's no kosher pool promoter that would promote a tournament with some material that's quite this sad.
P.S. Granny says she's up for the challenge, and she'll give anyone the eight.
I only had a chance to glance at the materials, but I thought the same thing; Amateurish. Not to mention that putting something this large together would never pass under the radar, so to speak. The web domain being Australian would seem to bolster our friend's assertion that this is scam time (sorry, I don't remember who posted that authorative blurb about the Australian scam artist.) And why would you have to promise not to divulge the contents of the mailing? How exactly does one go about generating income from a secret?
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