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jjinfla
07-28-2011, 07:48 AM
When we go to the theater we see what seats are available and are able to select where we want to sit. The earlier you buy the tickets the better choice you have.

So, why can't players going to the US Open select where they want to be placed on the brackets? The players who pony up the money first would be given their choice of position on the brackets. It would be a form of seeding, but seeding by first come (with the do-re-me) first serve.

The first 100 might be selected this way and the rest would be a random draw.

It would be good in that all the top players would not end up all in the same bracket. Which is what the APB wants.

Of course, pool players being what they are, you might find that 20-30 weak players get together, call in at the same time, and all select the same bracket.

Of course, pool players being what they are, there is no chance of getting that many to agree on anything.

Tom_In_Cincy
07-28-2011, 12:41 PM
Good idea. I've often thought that a staggard entry fee might do the same thing.

All the Pros must pay $650 and get seeded accordingly.
The rest of the field pays only $250and goes into a random draw.

Just another view point.

jjinfla
07-28-2011, 01:24 PM
That probably would work too. It would entice the weaker players to sign up who would not enter for $500. Now if they could find a way to generate more money where they can payout to 1/3 or 1/2 the field then it would be much better for the players.

One way to generate money would be for the pros to pose for pictures with the fans for $10 or so each. CW actually tried this in Tampa a few years back and people were eager to pay up the $10. Only problem is that they had a cheap pollaroid camera that they had trouble operating and took lousy pictures. But the people still were happy.

Now with digital cameras and great quality printers a booth can easily be set up to take and print the pictures on the spot. Then the profit from the booth could be added to the payout.

How great would that be? A fan having a picture with himself/herself alongside a pro. Or between two pros.

Yeah, it's corny, but everytime in the past where I did take a picture of someone with a pro they always asked for a copy.

It probably wouldn't be much money though, say 50 players each pose for 50 pictures at $10 each would only amount to $25,000.

Fran Crimi
07-28-2011, 02:32 PM
Can you imagine if they cast actors in a movie on a first-come-first-serve basis? I coulda been Hermione. Rats.

How about Social Security Checks? The first hundred in line get paid. The rest have to go home and try again next month.

Sometimes first-come-first-serve just doesn't quite fit. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

jjinfla
07-28-2011, 02:46 PM
Actors would be compared to an invitational pool tournament.

Social security checks would be compared to a player receiving his payout check after completing a tournament. Social security checks are probably more reliable. At least for now.

Rich R.
07-29-2011, 04:56 AM
If nothing else, Jake's plan would get players to pay their entry fees early. Normally, they are famous for waiting until the last minute to pay.

jjinfla
07-29-2011, 05:43 AM
Very perceptive Rich. Since the top players want seeding make them pay for it. Just think if Barry was using that system now. The top 32 would already have paid their entry fee and Barry could start advertising that all these players are signed up so you should make plans to come see the greatest event in billiards. As it is now no one knows if anyone has sent in their entry fee yet.

Truth be told, the players in a tournment care less if the top 10 don't show up. It just makes it easier for the lower ranking players to place higher and win more money.

The only person who wants, or needs, the top ranking players to show up, is a TD or pool room owner who depends on receiving money from the fans who show up to watch them play.

Scott Lee
07-29-2011, 03:12 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jjinfla</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It probably wouldn't be much money though, say 50 players each pose for 50 pictures at $10 each would only amount to $25,000.</div></div>

Jake...You better have them show up a WEEK early. Think about how long it would take to pose and print 2500 pictures! Not to mention organizing the pros so they are there at the right time, for the right amount of time. It would be a disaster. I know this is a pie-in-the-sky number, but still...

Scott Lee

Rich R.
07-30-2011, 05:09 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Scott Lee</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jjinfla</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It probably wouldn't be much money though, say 50 players each pose for 50 pictures at $10 each would only amount to $25,000.</div></div>

Jake...You better have them show up a WEEK early. Think about how long it would take to pose and print 2500 pictures! Not to mention organizing the pros so they are there at the right time, for the right amount of time. It would be a disaster. I know this is a pie-in-the-sky number, but still...

Scott Lee </div></div>
Posing and printing the pictures wouldn't take all that long.
Getting the pros organized is a much different story. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif