Originally Posted by CreeDo
Appreciate these uploads... great to see how efren calmly handles the crowds and heat
and humidity etc.
I'm not gonna lie, I'd go batshit if I had these guys hovering 1 foot away from me at all times
ready to pick every single ball out of the pocket 3 seconds after I shoot it.
I'd try to shoo them away. But I guess that'd considered an insult.
To me though, some of these guys seem desperate to be "part of the match" by charging up
to the table constantly ready to fetch balls and pick lint. I guess they feel it's an honor but
they're probably hurting more than helping. I'd rather they join the other spectators
and keep off my table.
they actually hire guys like them to kinda "referee" the match and assist players in clearing the pockets, getting the mechanical bridge, making sure everybody is quiet and that bets are up before breaking the balls, etc. they dont actually get paid, but tips are expected.
also, in most matches in the Philippines, these referees' job is to mark the position of another ball (using a chalk) that could possibly be moved unintentionally by the player who is shooting. they mark it so that they'll know where to put the ball back, in case it moves. cue ball foul only.
BTW, i'd like to share another match between two amateur players. Efren beat both these players on money matches. guy on purple just got beaten by Bustie yesterday. here's the vid, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sO8zz0pN38