View Full Version : What makes for a good tournament??

11-16-2002, 09:11 PM
What do YOU look for when electing which tournament to attend?

Location? Added Money? Total pay-out money? Hotel? Casino? Travel distance? Total cost of taking off work, attending the event, money spent at the event and so forth? Time of year? A friend is going? The equiptment, i.e., the tables, cloth and balls?, Sponsorship of the event? Vendors attending? Calcutta AKA players auction? What game do you like to play? How long should the event last? where do you look to find tournament you would like to attend, i.e., Billiards Digest, Playpool, azbilliards, an in house ad, local bar event paper?<font color="green"> </font color>
If YOU had the perfect event to attend, what would it be? (besides you winning the entire thing?)

11-16-2002, 11:30 PM
That is a lot of questions. We go mostly with fairly close so that we do not have to board the dogs. When we went to the beach this summer, we took two and my son kept the other. i returned to find a depressed dog and swore I would never split up the pack again.

So the main concern is my dogs. I would travel four hours for a lesson and stay in a hotel (or same for a tournament) as long as Ray was here with the dogs otherwise would stay here and send Ray.

So that is my reason,


11-17-2002, 01:26 AM
I would say, travel distance and total cost. Even at a tournament like the us open most of the players have jobs. You will notice that when a player is knocked out, they leave right away. They want to cut expenses, they don't hang around and watch the rest of the tournament. My guess is, the cost may dictate most whether a player will attend. That is the deal buster. You have to get past that before the other things are considered.