We might see a Frost/Reyes final. Does the winner of the loser's side have to beat the winner of the winner's side twice-- two races to 7? Could be a long match, which would be great for the sweaters...
myself, hill, and sullivan met up early yesterday, drove down for the event, spectated for about 12 hours with lutman and thiemann (qball) who happened to be in attendance and headed back last night. made it a point to say hello to the good dr. and ray before we headed out.
a few of my observations:
the venue had a lot of people in attendance but hardly overcrowded or uncomfortable, great service, food, fresh coffee, etc.
i really like the race to 7 format
rail first shots are your friend
very impressed with joey gray
the fact that the players really put themselves out there and have a lot riding on it does not fall absent. for guys like me, it's a good time to take the day
off and sweat some great one pocket and marvel at their ability, but for them - the pressure is real and it's their livelihood on the line.
to those responsible and who made it happen: great job and (hopefully) looking forward to more of these.