- Jun 25, 2004
Yes, you're right. My "luck" comment was made when contemplating that the 6 contestants were going to play each other only 1 game. Races to 3 have become standard; although not the best test.It's a race to three in a round robin format, luck will play a role in a short race to three, however, racing to three at the Derby City Classic has proven that luck doesn't play as big of a role as one would suspect. Look at the photo banners of the players that have won the one pocket the next time you're at the Derby, just seems that the luckiest players are the most skilled players.:heh
Accu-Stats would love it if we had the time to play a race to four or five but with only one table and 15 matches to play (16 with the finals)in four days, there aren't enough hours in the day to finish the tournament in the time allotted. Again, imo, not as much luck as one might think.Dr. Bill
I think the old Whalen/Payne World Pocket Billiards Championship tournaments were round-robin, weren't they? As I recall they played each other only single 150 point matches, but of course the fields were much larger, played in a full room of tables at the Elks Club by McArthur Park in L.A.