New Men's Pro Association?

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by Leon Wa » Thu, 04 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Earl Strickland, Efren Reyes and C.J.Whiley, along with "64 of the
world's greatest pool players..." are listed to star in  the
Hollywood Park ***'s $1,000,000 9-Ball Challenge on May 24-28,
1996.  The presenter is listed as "The Professional Cuesports
Association".

Is this organization the result of that recent squabble within the
PBT?  Is this the "new" PBT?

LeonW

 
 
 

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by Anne Maye » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Earl Strickland, Efren Reyes and C.J.Whiley, along with "64 of the
> world's greatest pool players..." are listed to star in  the
> Hollywood Park ***'s $1,000,000 9-Ball Challenge on May 24-28,
> 1996.  The presenter is listed as "The Professional Cuesports
> Association".

> Is this organization the result of that recent squabble within the
> PBT?  Is this the "new" PBT?

> LeonW

I talked with George Breedlove in Mineapolis in February about this new
organization.  It is not the new PBT, is part of the fallout of the
"recent squabble", but is a new grassroots organization for professional
male palers.  I believe the official spokesperson for this group is CJ
Wiley.

The first event the PCA is promoting will take place April 10-14 (next
week)at CJ Wileys, 7823 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX  for more information
about the event you may call 1-800-535-2834.

Tell CJ that Anne Mayes sent ya!

 
 
 

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by LEON3 » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>>(snipped)
>I talked with George Breedlove in Mineapolis in February about this new
>organization.  It is not the new PBT, is part of the fallout of the
>"recent squabble", but is a new grassroots organization for professional
>male palers.  I believe the official spokesperson for this group is CJ
>Wiley.
>The first event the PCA is promoting will take place April 10-14 (next
>week)at CJ Wileys, 7823 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX  for more information
>about the event you may call 1-800-535-2834.
>Tell CJ that Anne Mayes sent ya!

This Association seems to be doing more than the PBT ever did, in terms of
Price fund.  The $Million Dollar 9-Ball Challenge promises a Million
Dollars to the player that runs 10 consecutive racks.  A 9 rack run will
receive $50,000, and an 8 rack run will receive $20,000.  I assume these
are in addition to a straight and set money price for coming in 1st, 2nd,
etc.

With the line-up it's got, the top price may just be winnable.  It'll be a
tournament to watch, if but for the pressure it'll impose on each player,
especially as they accumulate run-outs....

Oh, by the way, Rose Fabrao says Hi.

Leon W

 
 
 

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by Rodger E. Arn » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00

 The new tour is called the PCA, read about it in the new billiard
publications. Their first tournament in Dallas next week.
rodger

 
 
 

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by insi.. » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Actually, the PCA would probably be upset if they were referred to as
the "new" PCA.  They are a completely reborn organization with totally
new management instead of the shady Mackey.  

The PCA's web site is at http://SportToday.org/ and is
currently being worked on.

Quote:

>Earl Strickland, Efren Reyes and C.J.Whiley, along with "64 of the
>world's greatest pool players..." are listed to star in  the
>Hollywood Park ***'s $1,000,000 9-Ball Challenge on May 24-28,
>1996.  The presenter is listed as "The Professional Cuesports
>Association".
>Is this organization the result of that recent squabble within the
>PBT?  Is this the "new" PBT?
>LeonW

 
 
 

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by Rudy Navarr » Thu, 11 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Earl Strickland, Efren Reyes and C.J.Whiley, along with "64 of the
>world's greatest pool players..." are listed to star in  the
>Hollywood Park ***'s $1,000,000 9-Ball Challenge on May 24-28,
>1996.  The presenter is listed as "The Professional Cuesports
>Association".

>Is this organization the result of that recent squabble within the
>PBT?  Is this the "new" PBT?

>LeonW

This new organization is indeed the result of the recent squabble
within the PBT. This new tour was started by C.J. Wiley, George
Michaels and a host of other players. As per my recent conversation
with Diane Mackey, Efren Reyes is not involved with this new
organization nor will he play at Hollywood Park. The PBT holds his
"rights" as of this date. According to Tony Annigoni, PBT players are
"discouraged" to play at the Hollywood Park event and if Don Mackey
finds out that one of "his" players did play, he'll do everything
within his power to bar them from the PBT. I say let players play where
and when they want. When Don Mackey starts paying players what they're
worth, then MAYBE he won't lose them to other organizations.

Rudy Navarro

 
 
 

New Men's Pro Association?

Post by Anne Maye » Thu, 11 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Earl Strickland, Efren Reyes and C.J.Whiley, along with "64 of the
> >world's greatest pool players..." are listed to star in  the
> >Hollywood Park ***'s $1,000,000 9-Ball Challenge on May 24-28,
> >1996.  The presenter is listed as "The Professional Cuesports
> >Association".

> >Is this organization the result of that recent squabble within the
> >PBT?  Is this the "new" PBT?

> >LeonW

> This new organization is indeed the result of the recent squabble
> within the PBT. This new tour was started by C.J. Wiley, George
> Michaels and a host of other players. As per my recent conversation
> with Diane Mackey, Efren Reyes is not involved with this new
> organization nor will he play at Hollywood Park. The PBT holds his
> "rights" as of this date. According to Tony Annigoni, PBT players are
> "discouraged" to play at the Hollywood Park event and if Don Mackey
> finds out that one of "his" players did play, he'll do everything
> within his power to bar them from the PBT. I say let players play where
> and when they want. When Don Mackey starts paying players what they're
> worth, then MAYBE he won't lose them to other organizations.

> Rudy Navarro


I am not sure about the men's organizations, but with the WPBA, one must
sign an annual contract prior to playing in an event in which you agree
to abide by all the rules and regs of the organization.  This includes
playing only in events approved by the WPBA.

In December, after my finish in the final tournament of 1995, the WPBA
Nationals, I asked for my prize check and was informed that I could not
receive it until I had signed a new player contract for 1996.  What the
prize money for a 1995 event had to do with future 1996 events eludes
me, but in the end and after much protest, needing the money, I signed
my rights away for another year and got paid.

Perhaps the men are caught in similar bureaucratic red tape.  If one
wishes to play with the pros, one has to accept the restraints the pro
organization (only one in the case of women) chooses to assess.

This is not, incidently, a criticism of the WPBA.  I suspect most
organizations impose rules and regs for the welfare and benefit of all.

Anne Mayes