> Karen Corr does (or did) play on men's tour with player's much less
> accomplished than the ones you've mentioned and she's never come close to
> winning a tournament.
I believe you mean the Joss Northeast Tour.I watched Karen last
year play in an event in Providence with a very strong field of 70
players.There were players such as Immonen,Zuglan,Sambajon,San
Souci,Hopkins.Lisciotti etc.She came in 2nd in that tournament,I would
say that is close to winning.And a side note,I watched Karen playing
Mika Immonen in that tourney.She was down 6-1 in a race to 9 and ended
up winning 9-7.Very impressive playing by Karen.
Does this mean that I think the women can compete with the men?No,I
believe the men are to strong for the women to compete with
regularly.However any of these top women players are capable of
beating any of the top men on any given occasion.I also believe that
if there were only one tour to play on for men and women,Karen and
Allison would both be top 20 players on such a tour.IMHO.