Sorry Aces, didn't really mean it. Just thought it was a bit odd that he keeps coming back for a serious event with a £1000 entry fee despite having no chance. I also like to feel snooker is the superior cue sport
But I have respect for Corey for giving it a go, and I really hope he can do well here
Thanks Kolompar, you are a good bloke. From all accounts, Corey is a nice guy; I have not had opportunity to meet him yet though I expect I will one day. I believe that he has truly fallen in love with the game and is in process of exploring it to the fullest. He is certainly not doing it for the money or fame; continuing on the pool table would more financially rewarding for him and would keep him in more of a comfort zone I expect. And a lot of American pool players seem to have on eye on him at Q School which can only be good for the Game in the USA in the long term.
As for Ahmed, another really nice chap but I have to admit that I am not a fan of his snooker style. Peter Ebdon plays in a frenzy by comparison. Ahmed is a three time USA champion, utterly whooped me the one match I have played against him (with a solid break of 66), and one of the few people I have met over here that I believe has a true talent for the game and he has been honing it for a lot of years, unlike Corey who to the best of my knowledge just played his first frame of Snooker five years ago, aged 35 at the time. Ahmed has represented the USA respectably at the World Amateur Championships quite a few times as well. Like Corey Deuel, his chances at Q School are realistically slim to none, but if having a good chance of winning the Tour Cards were the only motivation for going, the total field would be six or eight, not 190.
So best of luck to the Yanks and all the contenders!