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Are Local Pool Hall Tournaments Worth the High Entry Fees?


Are Local Pool Hall Tournaments Worth the High Entry Fees?

I'm thinking about entering some local billiard tournaments put on by our local billiard halls. The admission fees seem high ($200 buy-in in some cases) for a low chance of payout.

Does that seem too high? What is a reasonable entrance fee? Anything else you guys/girls look for?

Are Local Pool Hall Tournaments Worth the High Entry Fees?

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  1. straightshooterShotCaller on 9/25/2007 4:16:07 AM

    I'm wondering the same thing. Anybody care to help or weigh in on high pool tournament entry fees?

  2. straightshooterbilliardsforum on 9/25/2007 8:34:31 PM

    Depends what you are looking for or looking to get out of the tournament. If you are looking to enter more tournaments but get anxiety, you can enter these smaller ones at a lower entry fee and use them solely as practice for your nerves. This experience will be invaluable. If you place in the money, all the better.

    If you are in it purely for financial gain, you should take a mathematical approach. Review the statistics of the other players in the tournament you are considering, and run some descriptive statistical analysis in a spreadsheet. Compare the results with your own previous performance metrics, and calculate your chances of placing in the money. Then you'll have to make a judgement call on the risks versus the payouts, and make a gut call.

    I wonder what the payout was for the tournament straightshooter is talking about?

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Are Local Pool Hall Tournaments Worth the High Entry Fees?

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  • Published: 5/14/2007 6:23:35 PM