View Full Version : Playing in a Pro event...
08-14-2003, 09:57 AM
Yesterday, I received by mail the announcement of a new Pechauer Pro tour for Quebec. Tho, I'm nowhere near the speed to play on such a tour, I wondered something.
The tour will be playing one event at the PH I play in. Registration for pros is 125$ and 100$ for amateur. I thought that it could help my game to register to one event. It's a 100$ (Canadian mind you so it's like 50 cents for you my south-of-the-border-friends), and they play best of 17 double elimination. I will probably be 2 and out but, do you think that playing against a pro player for 18 games minimum is worth that money ?
BTW can someone help me on how is Pechauer pronounced ?
08-14-2003, 10:07 AM
It's pronounced "peach-ow-er".
I say, go for it! I love to get a chance to shoot against the Pros! When we have "Open" events in JPNEWT and Karen Corr and Julie Kelly and Fran come out to play, it's a real treat to play against someone of their caliber for only $50! My most memorable tournament experience was trading racks with Karen Corr in Providence, RI for 6 games until she went into "safe mode" and froze me out for the rest of the match.
08-14-2003, 10:13 AM
I doubt that I would get the level of play you are refering to, but If I'm lucky I could draw Alain Martel or Danny Hewitt !
I don't really like Martel, but It would be nice to play Danny, he's a good chap and very easy going !
08-14-2003, 10:39 AM
Red, at approximately what level do you play? I would say if you are at least a B, the tournament will be a great experience for you. (If you wacky Canadians /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif don't use the same ranking system, a B level player can run out frequently, but will miss about once a rack.)
Remember that a lot of "open" pro tournaments will draw quite a few players in your position; you could get a nice draw and win some matches as well.
If you play, good luck!
08-14-2003, 10:58 AM
I'm actually ranks C player in the VNEA. But I work a lot on my 9-ball over the summer and I believe in the right state of mind, I can play B level.
If I play for fun, I'll probably run at least one rack in a race to seven. As for running out, 6 and up is a given, I run 5 and up prolly 4 out of 5, it's at 4 and up that I start making silly mistake.
I know I would get my A$$ handed to me, but I wonder if the stress and the adrenaline experience would be good.
There hasn't been a game in a year that has brought that nervousness in me, and I usually excell when I feel that rush of stress and pressure thru my body.
08-14-2003, 11:05 AM
Red, based on what you are writing, I think you're gonna do just fine. It'll be a great experience for you!
08-14-2003, 11:08 AM
BTW, thanks for the peach-ow-er ;-)
08-14-2003, 11:58 AM
I try to play against better players than myself any chance I get. It can be a learning experience, and it doesn't hurt to measure yourself against the best. It can give you some goals to work toward. Maybe you go 2 and out in your first one, and maybe the next time you win a match or two. You can really see what kind of progress you are getting in your game that way. Not to mention, it's FUN!!!!!!!!
08-14-2003, 02:36 PM
You could even draw me if you're lucky!
I'll be playing in every event this year. It's nice to finally have a 'big' tour in Quebec. I don't know your level but you have to come and play in this event. If many players like you decide to do so, then we all get a chance to maybe win a few matches.
I guess I'll see you in Quebec city!
Thierry Layani ~~hoping to win a few~~
08-14-2003, 02:43 PM
I thought it was:
(oh my...that doesn't look good at all)
08-14-2003, 02:47 PM
I would jump at the chance to play with the pros. Even if I lose badly, the experience is worth the price. Also you can measure your skill against someone who is better. It is a great learning experience.
08-14-2003, 03:05 PM
Drawing you would be a pleasure. You might remember that we met in MTL (Scratch Brossard), about a week before Danny won the Atlantic city 10-ball. I was hoping to get in a few games with you but you went and hide yourself in the back playing someonelse ;-)
I saw the Layani logo in the sponsors and was very happy to see it. I hope someone will be showing your cues when the tour come to Quebec City.
People here needs to be introduced to other cues then Cuetec, hey I know a guy who dropped 400$Can for a Cuetec, I just couldn't believe it !
I'm still saving my money to get a Layani, the next one I buy will definetly be it !
08-14-2003, 03:08 PM
Trust me, when Scott answers the phone and says "peach-ow-er", you know that's how it's pronounced.
I was pronouncing it wrong!
Barbara~~~and they're my title sponsor! /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif
08-14-2003, 03:17 PM
I'm glad I was wrong in my interpretation. Can you imagine their answering machine message:
"Hello, thanks for considering a Peeshower to improve your play..."
Ken (good to be wrong sometimes...)
08-14-2003, 03:19 PM
What next, a Peeshower with gold rings ?!?!?!
08-14-2003, 03:27 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RedHell:</font><hr>
BTW can someone help me on how is Pechauer pronounced ?
Tanx ! <hr /></blockquote>
According to Jerry Pechauer, it's pronounced: petchower.
But, what does he know, anyway?
Jerry Pechauer Pronunciation (http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=19981119134032.24090.00000057%40ng35.aol.co m)
Jerry Pechauer Pronunciation Part Two (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=petch+group:rec.sport.billiard&hl=en&lr=& ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=01bc29ad%244a59a040%2430d812d0%40pjpechauer .dct.com&rnum=3)
08-14-2003, 03:30 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote rackmup:</font><hr> I thought it was:
That's what I thought, too.
Fred's Pronunciation of Pechauer (http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=733v1n%24l9b%241%40nnrp1.dejanews.com)
Hope this helps,
08-14-2003, 03:32 PM
Interesting, the more we go on about this pronounciation the closer we get to how I prononced it.
I used pay-chower...
08-14-2003, 03:43 PM
I usually pronounce it pesh-hour...keep em coming. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
08-14-2003, 04:33 PM
Oh man!! I'm STILL pronouncing it wrong???
Sorry Scott and Jerry...
08-14-2003, 05:17 PM
If it was me, i would. It's always great to play the better compitition.
Do you have the full schedule? Some of us New Brunswickers might drive up. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
08-14-2003, 05:38 PM
Red. if you can afford to part with the entry fee money, I would do it with out a doubt. It will be a very good experience and about like paying for a lesson provided attention is payed. Also, lightning can strike. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
08-15-2003, 09:10 AM
I do have it at home. I'll try to remember to bring to work on tuesday, and send it to you as a pdf. Would that help?
I haven't found an online site for it, but I think IPM might list the event. Not sure.
08-15-2003, 09:16 AM
Oh man, would I ever pay attention !?!?!
When table are run against you, for some reason, it takes a whole different meaning. The only thing I enjoy more than watching my opponents running a rack, is me doing it! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
I think I have the right attitude to enjoy getting beat and learn from it ! For one thing I never get frustrated when my opponent is playing better than me, I sometimes get frustrated when I judge that I'm playing bad.
I guess it's normal.
08-15-2003, 11:30 AM
I'll PM you with my e-mail addy, you can send it there if you don't mind. Thanks alot.
08-17-2003, 11:48 AM
I remember. I had committed to someone else unfortunately. I hope to see you in Montreal again, or else in Quebec city.
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