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Exclamation 2015 AZB Ghost Challenge - Official Thread - 12-23-2014, 06:53 PM

This is the official thread for the AZB Ghost Challenge, a place for players to post up their scores (and videos) playing against the ghost in 9-ball (and other rotation games). To reduce clutter, the rules have been posted in the second post of this thread.

9-Ball Ghost Ranking
Score (Win%), MemberID, Date, Table Type, Pocket Size, Video, Post (Other Scores)
8-0 W (100%), Side Pocket, 05/27/15, 10' Brunswick, 4.5", video, post (7-1W)
7-1 W (88%), Gerry Williams, 12/29/14, 9' Olhausen, 4.5", video, post (7-2W)
7-1 W (88%), dr_dave, 01/09/15, 8' Connelly, 4.75", video, post (7-2W)
7-2 W (78%), uwate, 12/27/14, 9' GC2, 4.3", video, post
7-2 W (78%), Solartje, 6/13/15, 9' Diamond, 4.5", post
7-2 W (78%), Playing4Dinner, 12/24/14, 9' Olhausen, 4.5", video, post
7-2 W (78%), sjb, 1/18/15, 9' Brunswick, 4.75", post
7-3 W (70%), peppersauce, 12/29/14, 9' Diamond, 4.5", video, post (9-6W, 6-7L, 7-5W)
7-3 W (70%), iusedtoberich, 09/23/15. 9' GC4, 5", video, post (7-6W, 6-7L, 5-7L, 4-7L, 5-9L, 1-7L, 2-7L)
7-3 W (70%), busboy, 02/07/14, 7' Valley, post
7-4 W (64%), basementdweller, 12/23/14, 9' AMF, 4.5", video in post
9-7 W (56%), DeadStick, 07/15/15, 9' Centennial, 4.5", post
7-6 W (54%), sjharr, 02/06/15, 9' Olhausen, 4.5", video in post
6-7 L (46%), victorl, 12/23/14, 9' GC, 4.75", video, post
5-7 L (42%), BieberLvr, 07/28/15, 8' Brunswick, 5", video, post (4-7L, 5-7L)
5-7 L (42%), flash5153, 12/23/14, 9', video part1, video part2, post
4-7 L (36%), RobMan, 12/30/14, 9' Olhausen, 5", post (2-7L)
2-7 L (22%), Shaunv28, 04/21/15, 7.5' table, video, post

9-Ball Ghost Ranking Pro Version (No BIH after break!)
Score (Win%), MemberID, Date, Table Type, Pocket Size, Video, Post (Other Scores)
7-6 W (54%), Poolmanis, 03/31/15, 9' Sam, video, post
6-7 L (46%), Gerry Williams, 12/28/14, 9' Olhausen, 4.5", video, post


15-Ball Ghost Ranking
Score (Win%), MemberID, Date, Table Type, Pocket Size, Video, Post (Other Scores)
8-9 L (47%), clydeNbonnie, 12/25/14, 8', 5", video, post


10-Ball Ghost Ranking
Score (Win%), MemberID, Date, Table Type, Pocket Size, Video, Post (Other Scores)
7-1 W (88%), Side Pocket, 06/18/15, 10' Brunswick, 4.5", video, post
7-1 W (88%), Poolmanis, 02/06/15, 9' Sam, post (7-6, 5-7L)
13-3 W (81%), branpureza, 03/30/15, 9' Diamond Pro-Am, 4.5", videos in post
8-2 W (80%), Gerry Williams, 12/28/14, 9' Olhausen, 4.5", video, post
7-2 W (78%), basementdweller, 01/24/14, 9' AMF, 4.5", video in post
7-5 W (58%), peppersauce, 10/11/15, 9' Diamond, 4.5", post
6-7 L (46%), victorl, 01/07/15, 9' GC, 4.75", video, post


6-Ball Ghost Ranking
Score (Win%), MemberID, Date, Table Type, Pocket Size, Video, Post (Other Scores)
9-0 W (100%), Side Pocket, 06/15/15, 10' Brunswick, 4.5", video, post
7-3 W (70%), RobMan, 12/30/14, 9' Olhausen, 5", post (7-6W)
4-7 L (36%), martind2112, 06/10/15, 9' GC3, 5 1/16", post


Other games:
American Rotation Ghost Ranking (Rules)
Score (Win%), MemberID, Date, Table Type, Pocket Size, Video, Post (Other Scores)
100-48 W (68%), Joe T, 01/13/2015, 9' GC3, 4", video, post
100-62 W (62%), Gerry Williams, 01/04/15, 9' Olhausen, 4.5", video, post
100-74 W (57%), Poolmanis, 07/01/15, 9' Sam, video, post
55-105 L (34%), peppersauce, 01/10/15, 9' Diamond, 4.5", video, post


14.1 Straight Pool Ghost Ranking (See rules in 2nd post of thread)

+30 (Advanced)
108-0 W (100%), Side Pocket, 08/11/15, 10' Brunswick, 4.5", video, post

+20 (Intermediate)

+10 (Beginner)
63-100 L (39%) BieberLvr, 08/10/15, 8' Brunswick, 5", video, post

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12-23-2014, 06:57 PM

GHOST CHALLENGE RULES:

Race to 7
Break, take ball in hand and try to run out
9-ball rules (hit lowest ball first, flukes count)
Runout or early 9-ball (combo/carom) is a win for you
Miss or foul is a win for the ghost
9 ball on the break only counts in the side and head pockets (9-ball made in the either of the foot pockets spots up)
Cue ball fouls only
No penalty for a scratch on the break, take ball in hand and continue
No restrictions on racking (magic rack, pattern racking are okay)
Video uploads are not required to participate, but encouraged if you have the means to do so.

9-ball will be main game, but if that's too difficult/too easy for you, you can play a different ghost (6-ball, 10-ball, etc.) with the same rules and the scores will be listed separately by game.

***STRAIGHT POOL GHOST***

- Ball-in-hand breakshot to start
- Run until you miss, foul, or reach 100 points (win!)
- After a miss/foul the ghost gets X points + the number of balls remaining on the table, then re-rack and set up a ball-in-hand breakshot (X is a variable number, can be set to 10, 20, 30 or 40 depending on your skill)
- Repeat until either you or the ghost gets to 100 points.


Please post your score (you-ghost), date, table size/pocket size, and a link to your video (optional).
(We're including scores from the end of 2014 as well, so let's get to it!)

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12-23-2014, 08:22 PM

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GHOST CHALLENGE RULES:

Race to 7
Break, take ball in hand and try to run out
9-ball rules (hit lowest ball first, flukes count)
Runout or early 9-ball (combo/carom) is a win for you
Miss or foul is a win for the ghost
9 ball on the break only counts in the side and head pockets (9-ball made in the either of the foot pockets spots up)
Cue ball fouls only
No restrictions on racking (magic rack, pattern racking are okay)
Video uploads are not required to participate, but encouraged if you have the means to do so.

9-ball will be main game, but if that's too difficult/too easy for you, you can play a different ghost (6-ball, 10-ball, etc.) with the same rules and the scores will be listed separately by game.

Please post your score (you-ghost), date, table size/pocket size, and a link to your video (optional).
(We're including scores from the end of 2014 as well, so let's get to it!)
The way I play, early 9's only count if you don't take ball in hand.


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12-23-2014, 08:37 PM

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The way I play, early 9's only count if you don't take ball in hand.
That's an interesting rule, and useful for taking away those easy ball in hand combos when the 9 sets up over a pocket.
For consistency purposes though, we're going to use the rules above since they seem to be the simplest and most widely accepted rules for playing the ghost. If you prefer to play with some slightly different rules, then you're definitely welcome to. Just make a note of it when you post your score.
  
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12-23-2014, 08:57 PM

I just gave this race a try. Didnt turn out well this time . Ill try again soon.

I had many occasions to try the nine right after the break. With BIH. I didnt even try because it didnt seem right.
But I can see a time where it might be almost impossible if you dont shoot it. But I guess,, you could just spot it and not count it as a win,,,, and continue shooting.
Since it counts,,, I will try again,, and shoot it if possible.
  
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12-23-2014, 09:04 PM

I think for many of us, a combination is a welcome break from the constant pressure of the ghost. Think about it this way, for every rack where you have an easy combo, you'll probably get a rack or two where balls are tied up and you can't run out. I take the wins whenever I can get them!
  
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12-23-2014, 09:35 PM

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12-23-2014, 09:49 PM

Got lucky on my first try tonight and won.

Score: 7-4
Date: 12-23-2014
Table: 9' AMF w/ 4.5" pockets (slow table)
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Got lucky on my first try tonight and won.

Score: 7-4
Date: 12-23-2014
Table: 9' AMF w/ 4.5" pockets (slow table)
Video: Upload in progress

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Well Chris ,,for me,I had the ghost 5 -3 and let it slip away. Ended 5 -7 . But it felt good.
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12-23-2014, 10:44 PM

How are we ruling a scratch on the break?


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I played where it did not matter.Only scratched once .
  
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Score: 7-4
Date: 12-23-2014
Table: 9' AMF w/ 4.5" pockets (slow table)
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Added! Nice win, looking forward to the vid. (From the looks of your last video, you should have no problem taking on the 10-ball ghost or higher! Leave the 9 ball to us bangers)
  
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No penalty for scratch on the break. We might change that if everyone starts destroying the ghost and he starts whining about how it's not fair.
  
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Well Chris ,,for me,I had the ghost 5 -3 and let it slip away. Ended 5 -7 . But it felt good.
I am uploading now too.
My 9 fter does not give up anything.
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12-24-2014, 06:13 AM

I'm gonna give this shot after holiday does this have too be done on big table or is bar box ok ? Never tried too do this sounds fun.


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