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akaTrigger
09-21-2010, 01:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

ESPN Magazine contacted me for some stats they are inquiring about for a future issue. I need your help!

"We are compiling data for an issue that deals with perfection in sports. Would you have a source we can use or data you can provide that comprises anything that could be considered “perfection” in any pool and billiards competition? We can use consecutive victories, shutouts, perfect scores, unbeaten streaks in a season or career, etc., throughout all levels of competition."

I have heard of SOME things, but I need details and specifics, and I don't know where else to find them than coming to you all to ask for your help.

Thank you in advance!!

NewStroke
09-21-2010, 01:25 PM
Good hair (just compare Troy Paulaolamu to Carrot Top)

stljohnny
09-21-2010, 01:31 PM
Aside from the obvious choice of contacting Accu-Stats directly, I heard (read) once someone said they saw a pro play a "perfect tournament" (might have been Earl?) - but I can't remember the details.

I think you have to mention John Schmidt's high runs in 14.1 as well.

DRW
09-21-2010, 01:32 PM
Mike Sigel-30 consecutive games won in a recent 10 ball tournament.

Ronnie O'sullivan with 10 career 147's in snooker.

Are these the kinds of things you are looking for?

Dustin_J
09-21-2010, 01:36 PM
I suppose it's pretty hard to define perfect, but here's a match where Efren shoots a 1.000 accu-stats and skunks Jimmy Wetch. I guess for a single match, that's about as perfect as you can get.

Reyes vs. Wetch Accu-stats (http://www.1vshop.com/Accu-Stats/store.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1080976655&PNAME=Reyes%2FImmonen+%26+Reyes%2FWetch*+%28DVD%29 )

Also, here's a link to an old AZB post that talks a bit about the match, as well as other 1.000 accu-stats performances.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?p=25013

Earl's "million dollar" run of 10 or 11 racks also might be good.

TATE
09-21-2010, 01:38 PM
Hi Everyone,

ESPN Magazine contacted me for some stats they are inquiring about for a future issue. I need your help!

"We are compiling data for an issue that deals with perfection in sports. Would you have a source we can use or data you can provide that comprises anything that could be considered “perfection” in any pool and billiards competition? We can use consecutive victories, shutouts, perfect scores, unbeaten streaks in a season or career, etc., throughout all levels of competition."

I have heard of SOME things, but I need details and specifics, and I don't know where else to find them than coming to you all to ask for your help.

Thank you in advance!!

Mine vote goes to Earl breaking and running 11 games of 9 ball for for the million dollar prize (which turned out to be bogus).

It's staggering to think someone can do that on command on a 9' table, documented and in public. This is a good story too - I think exactly what they're looking for.

Chris

TimKrazyMon
09-21-2010, 01:40 PM
Try looking at this site (http://charlesursitti.com/). Very nice history of billiards.

TimKrazyMon
09-21-2010, 01:42 PM
Mine vote goes to Earl breaking and running 11 games of 9 ball for for the million dollar prize (which turned out to be bogus).

It's staggering to think someone can do that on command on a 9' table, documented and in public. This is a good story too - I think exactly what they're looking for.

Chris

Hell, there's the time JA broke & ran 13 in a row on Bustamante (bet the article is still archived on AZ).

akaTrigger
09-21-2010, 02:14 PM
Mike Sigel-30 consecutive games won in a recent 10 ball tournament.

Ronnie O'sullivan with 10 career 147's in snooker.

Are these the kinds of things you are looking for?

Exactly, yes! I bet they want dates of the "perfections" too, so they can verify the info.

Thanks to those who have already provided info!

JAM
09-21-2010, 02:35 PM
Germany's Eckert's "perfect" 100-ball run in "World" 14.1 Championship (http://www.insidepoolmag.com/200908/billiard-news/eckert-scores-perfect-match-at-world-straight-pool.html).

JAM
09-21-2010, 02:39 PM
I have been informed that Wade Crane aka "Billy Johnson" has gotten two "perfect" Accu-Stats' scores of 1.0 twice. Pat Fleming would probably know the "when and where."

greyghost
09-21-2010, 02:56 PM
David Matlock - 28 Racks break and ran on barbox
Fat Randy Wallace - 56/57 racks broke and ran on barbox

Jimmy Rempe - 23? Tournaments in a row won i believe (some one help me on this one)

Eddie Taylor - 43 banks in a row in competition

Harold Worst -40? Balls ran into one hole in johnston city without a miss

these are all all-time records by a long shot

Majic
09-21-2010, 03:02 PM
2001 US 9 Ball Open..........Deuel 11 (.921) Immonen 0 (.571)


Mosconi 526 run !!!!!

Tom In Cincy
09-21-2010, 03:19 PM
150 and out in any 14.1 tournament. This has not been done that often.

Archer winning 11 in a row against Bustamante.

5 times US Open Champion in 3 different decades Earl Strickland

33 years in a row US OPEN 9 Ball tournament. Thank you Mr. Behrman

$3Million prize tournament Reno Nevada 2006 IPT. Largest pool tournament prize money in the history of pool. $500,000 to First Place. Efren Reyes.

oldzilla
09-21-2010, 03:48 PM
I have been informed that Wade Crane aka "Billy Johnson" has gotten two "perfect" Accu-Stats' scores of 1.0 twice. Pat Fleming would probably know the "when and where."

Yes he most likely knows the answers to this and more, alot more !

http://www.accu-stats.com/

http://www.accu-stats.com/contact.html


p.s. Trig, I know Mike has a good side.:wink:

hdgis1
09-21-2010, 05:35 PM
Trigger - all of this is fantastic and impressive nad all that, however, I must mention I broke and ran two racks tonight that we perfect! :thumbup: Please send me a PM for more details...

Chris

Neil
09-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Not sure this is quite what they want, but July 11,2004, 9' Gold Crown, won a game of 9 ball in two shots with all balls being pocketed except the cb. One of those shots was the break.

chevybob20
09-21-2010, 06:46 PM
I have been informed that Wade Crane aka "Billy Johnson" has gotten two "perfect" Accu-Stats' scores of 1.0 twice. Pat Fleming would probably know the "when and where."

I believe he is the only player to play a perfect match in the finals of a major event. I can't remember which one and my Google fu failed me.

jrackman
09-21-2010, 08:10 PM
How about Mike Sigel's 150 out in the US OPEN 14.1 in the early 90's against Mike Zuglan after Zuglan 's game opening break, in which M.Z. said right after it was over "that was the second time he did that to me, why does he always have to play perfect against me".

greyghost
09-22-2010, 12:20 AM
150 and out in any 14.1 tournament. This has not been done that often.

Archer winning 11 in a row against Bustamante.

5 times US Open Champion in 3 different decades Earl Strickland

33 years in a row US OPEN 9 Ball tournament. Thank you Mr. Behrman

$3Million prize tournament Reno Nevada 2006 IPT. Largest pool tournament prize money in the history of pool. $500,000 to First Place. Efren Reyes.

Archer ran 13 i believe...and busta did it also....they both ran 13 if I'm not mistaken...there was two sets played. They both signed the diamond table it was played on and i believe it was for sale on ebay quite a few years back.

-Grey Ghost-

SCCues
09-22-2010, 06:45 AM
2001 US 9 Ball Open..........Deuel 11 (.921) Immonen 0 (.571)


Mosconi 526 run !!!!!

Good post and I was going to suggest that match myself and i'd like to add that Corey was the master of the soft break using the Sardo rack and that match was the end of the really soft break. The following year Barry changed the rules to where at least 3 balls had to pass the side pockets (or be pocketed) on the break for it to be a legal break. The year Corey won this rule was not in effect and he had the break down pat making the one in the side consistently and playing shape for a shot. Many of the racks also left a combination on the nine ball with the super soft break and the Sardo rack.

James

akaTrigger
09-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Trigger - all of this is fantastic and impressive nad all that, however, I must mention I broke and ran two racks tonight that were perfect! :thumbup: Please send me a PM for more details...

Chris

Chris, I'm working on a PM NOW to gather the details from ya! ;)

Thanks everyone - keep the info coming, and if you happen to have links to the event and/or dates, that would be very helpful. My research skills are not that good nor do I have a lot of free time so any extra digging would be SO appreciated!

Andrew Manning
09-22-2010, 07:27 AM
How about Mike Sigel's 150 out in the US OPEN 14.1 in the early 90's against Mike Zuglan after Zuglan 's game opening break, in which M.Z. said right after it was over "that was the second time he did that to me, why does he always have to play perfect against me".

This is a really good example, since there were no safeties except the opening break. Sigel won the lag, Zuglan made a pretty decent break, and Sigel drilled a tough table-length shot at 100 mph, forced the CB into the stack, and ran 150 balls for the win.

-Andrew

TATE
09-22-2010, 07:29 AM
Not sure this is quite what they want, but July 11,2004, 9' Gold Crown, won a game of 9 ball in two shots with all balls being pocketed except the cb. One of those shots was the break.

Neil,

That's like getting a hole in one on a par 5!

Freaky.

Chris

SCCues
09-22-2010, 08:12 AM
Not sure this is quite what they want, but July 11,2004, 9' Gold Crown, won a game of 9 ball in two shots with all balls being pocketed except the cb. One of those shots was the break.

I'm not sure, but this might be a record for the game of 9 ball. I've never heard of a game where all of the balls were pocketed with only one shot after the break.......

James

Tom In Cincy
09-22-2010, 09:45 AM
I think that you are correct. 13 instead of 11.

I also recall that Bustamante, after losing that set asked Johnny to double up the bet... Johnny had just won 13 in a row and 'declined' the bet.

Archer ran 13 i believe...and busta did it also....they both ran 13 if I'm not mistaken...there was two sets played. They both signed the diamond table it was played on and i believe it was for sale on ebay quite a few years back.

-Grey Ghost-

Jason Robichaud
09-22-2010, 09:50 AM
Aside from the obvious choice of contacting Accu-Stats directly, I heard (read) once someone said they saw a pro play a "perfect tournament" (might have been Earl?) - but I can't remember the details.

I think you have to mention John Schmidt's high runs in 14.1 as well.

What runs, the ones in his house? I had a run of 500 this morning and stopped! I had 25 on the table beside it and felt I could beat the 500.

Jason Robichaud
09-22-2010, 09:53 AM
Hi Everyone,

ESPN Magazine contacted me for some stats they are inquiring about for a future issue. I need your help!

"We are compiling data for an issue that deals with perfection in sports. Would you have a source we can use or data you can provide that comprises anything that could be considered “perfection” in any pool and billiards competition? We can use consecutive victories, shutouts, perfect scores, unbeaten streaks in a season or career, etc., throughout all levels of competition."

I have heard of SOME things, but I need details and specifics, and I don't know where else to find them than coming to you all to ask for your help.

Thank you in advance!!

Tell them to look at the career of Stephen Hendry in snooker. I think he went 2 years or something and didn't lose a match, won the same event so many years in a row that they gave him the trophy.

greyghost
09-22-2010, 10:19 AM
I think this was in dannys book........



"I think that might be mosconis greatest run: 1,748 times he stalled untill someone else picked up the tab."


thats a pretty strong record right there lol;):thumbup:

Eric.
09-22-2010, 10:23 AM
Exactly, yes! I bet they want dates of the "perfections" too, so they can verify the info.

Thanks to those who have already provided info!

The Sigel, 30 game straight-winning streak, 10 ball, was in NY at the recent Empire State 10 ball cahmpionship, by the Ozone Predator and Seminole Pro Tours on the weekend of Sept. 4-5 at Raxx Billiards.

http://www.predator9balltour.com/


Eric

Eric.
09-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Not sure this is quite what they want, but July 11,2004, 9' Gold Crown, won a game of 9 ball in two shots with all balls being pocketed except the cb. One of those shots was the break.

Sounds amazing, yet, cryptic. What happened?


Eric

Ron F
09-22-2010, 10:32 AM
Someone has to have mentioned this already, I'm sure, but Irving Crane ran 150 and out on Joe Balsis in Chicago in the final of the 1966 Straight Pool Championship. I believe it was the only time it ever was done. The entire match is available in a bunch of clips on Youtube. Contact Mr. Ursitti for more details.

Ron F

Zbotiman
09-22-2010, 11:14 AM
I believe he is the only player to play a perfect match in the finals of a major event. I can't remember which one and my Google fu failed me.
Actually, there are three 1000's in Accu-Stats history. Wade Crane vs.Buddy Hall,(bad news here is that it wasn't a video taped tournament) Efren Reyes vs. Jimmy Wetch, (D.C.C.) Mika Immonen at D.C.C.. Though, I'm not sure who Immonen's victim was. Both of the recorded matches are still available from Accu-Stats.

paksat
09-22-2010, 11:16 AM
Mine vote goes to Earl breaking and running 11 games of 9 ball for for the million dollar prize (which turned out to be bogus).

It's staggering to think someone can do that on command on a 9' table, documented and in public. This is a good story too - I think exactly what they're looking for.

Chris

I agree with this. This will draw attention BIG TIME.

oldzilla
09-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Mine vote goes to Earl breaking and running 11 games of 9 ball for for the million dollar prize (which turned out to be bogus).

It's staggering to think someone can do that on command on a 9' table, documented and in public. This is a good story too - I think exactly what they're looking for.

Chris

Yes this would be great for readers of ESPN mag. I have heard bits and pieces of what happened that day. I beleive it was a tournament that CJ was hosting. If CJ is still in Texas maybe Trig can get in touch with him !
If he has moved it still maybe easier for Trig to find him being from the same area.
Good luck tracking this story and the facts of it. It definately one for the history books ! :cool:

UrackmIcrackm
09-22-2010, 12:49 PM
Yes this would be great for readers of ESPN mag. I have heard bits and pieces of what happened that day. I beleive it was a tournament that CJ was hosting. If CJ is still in Texas maybe Trig can get in touch with him !
If he has moved it still maybe easier for Trig to find him being from the same area.
Good luck tracking this story and the facts of it. It definately one for the history books ! :cool:

It was in Dallas at CJ's pool room. I would not advise anyone to ask CJ about it and if they insist on asking him, I would advise they either do it on the phone or at least be an arms length distance from him when asking.

As for the ESPN article, I think Johnny Archer getting player of the decade two decades in a row is noteworthy.

akaTrigger
09-22-2010, 01:04 PM
It was in Dallas at CJ's pool room. I would not advise anyone to ask CJ about it and if they insist on asking him, I would advise they either do it on the phone or at least be an arms length distance from him when asking.

As for the ESPN article, I think Johnny Archer getting player of the decade two decades in a row is noteworthy.

We need some stats on Allison Fisher, too - she's been female player of the decade before, right? I wonder how many tournaments in a row she's won?

As for CJ - When Johnny and Earl came to Dallas about a year or so ago for the Teaching School and Exhibition, CJ showed up. CJ mentioned he was working on a documentary about Earl's run. He didn't seem upset. But I was still arms length away when they were all talking about it with each other. ;)

Neil
09-22-2010, 04:32 PM
I'm not sure, but this might be a record for the game of 9 ball. I've never heard of a game where all of the balls were pocketed with only one shot after the break.......

James

I made 1-8 on the break, so the next shot was an easy one. The 9 stayed right near the spot it's racked at, and I was straight in to the corner on it.:D

My opponent about crapped himself, and told me to do it again. I told him "Sorry, I only do that shot once every 50 years, and I doubt I'm going to make it to 100!"

Did it one week exactly before my 50th birthday. Yeah, it was a fluke, but how many people can say they made 8 balls on the break??

It happened at Anazeh Sands Billiards, 7-11-04, 9' Gold Crown. My opponent at the time is now dead. But SDE on here knows about it. It was the talk of the room for a while.:grin:

And yes, it was me that marked 8 in that poll on how many balls have you made on the break in 9 ball.

greyghost
09-23-2010, 01:26 PM
I made 1-8 on the break, so the next shot was an easy one. The 9 stayed right near the spot it's racked at, and I was straight in to the corner on it.:D

My opponent about crapped himself, and told me to do it again. I told him "Sorry, I only do that shot once every 50 years, and I doubt I'm going to make it to 100!"

Did it one week exactly before my 50th birthday. Yeah, it was a fluke, but how many people can say they made 8 balls on the break??

It happened at Anazeh Sands Billiards, 7-11-04, 9' Gold Crown. My opponent at the time is now dead. But SDE on here knows about it. It was the talk of the room for a while.:grin:

And yes, it was me that marked 8 in that poll on how many balls have you made on the break in 9 ball.

Neil....I think im going to need the rainbow.....hell i might just have to stick to one hole if we ever get together with the way your making balls!!!! lol

Neil
09-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Neil....I think im going to need the rainbow.....hell i might just have to stick to one hole if we ever get together with the way your making balls!!!! lol

Now, now, I've done it ONCE in my lifetime, and I'm 56. Some people win the lottery, me.....I make 8 balls on the break and don't get a dime for it.:( (would much rather win the lottery!:D)

I can still make some great shots, but my drive isn't there anymore, so, before long I screw up something.:embarrassed2: Knowledge is still there.... at least the parts I remember;). Don't really remember what I have forgotten, so I don't know how much that actually is.;)

I get the breaks, ball in hand, and one "old timers screwup do-over", you can have the 5.;):D

Neil
09-23-2010, 02:10 PM
Trigger: Did you get the info you needed? Accustats and old mags are the only source I can think of that would be verifiable.

Majic
09-23-2010, 02:16 PM
We need some stats on Allison Fisher, too - she's been female player of the decade before, right? I wonder how many tournaments in a row she's won?

As for CJ - When Johnny and Earl came to Dallas about a year or so ago for the Teaching School and Exhibition, CJ showed up. CJ mentioned he was working on a documentary about Earl's run. He didn't seem upset. But I was still arms length away when they were all talking about it with each other. ;)

There is no doubt that Allison Fisher is the best female pool player in her era, and the number of wins she has is way too many to count on my fingers and toes .:D

akaTrigger
09-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Trigger: Did you get the info you needed? Accustats and old mags are the only source I can think of that would be verifiable.

I am going out of town this weekend and will check the thread Monday and hopefully there will be additional posts if people think of other "records."

I see I have my hands full on research when I get back because there is A LOT of great info here!

Thank you, all so much!!

Cameron Smith
09-23-2010, 06:19 PM
I think the examples should be from tournament play, not gambling matches. Furthermore they should be documented not anectdotal.

My vote is for Oliver Ortmann's consecutive perfect matches in World 14.1 tournmament, 100 and out, 100 and out and 150 and out, followed by a 125 ball run.

Ronnie recently became the first player to ever achieve 10 maximum (perfect) breaks in televised competition. The story behind this is after potting two balls, he asked if there was a prize for the maximum.

Also perfect should be perfect, not really good. So earl's 11 racks don't count as his opponent had a shot.

Crownedone61
09-23-2010, 09:35 PM
Allison Fisher's accomplishments are quite daunting. She has won over 90%of all the matches she has ever played. I believe she won 8 tournaments in a row between 1996 and 1997. She is the 11 time player of the year in a 12 year span.
Karen Corr was the first and only player to make a clean sweep of the WPBA tour in 2001 when she won every classic tour stop. And the three events she did not win that year, she got 2nd. However, they were either international events or not classic tour stops.
In snooker, Stephen Hendry in the 1994 UK Championship final against Ken Doherty scored 7 centuries in his 10 frame to 5 victory.
Most of the incredible stuff in the men's world of pool has already been covered. Efren kept Francisco Bustamante seated for 9 consecutive racks in the semi-finals of the 1999 World Pool Championship.
Oh and let me add about Allison, she is probably the most winning person in all of sports period ever. She had over 80 national titles in snooker including 11 World Championships and then came over to the United States and won over 75 pool titles so that would actually rank her I believe first once everything is said and done...even over Martina Navratilova I believe.

jay helfert
09-23-2010, 09:52 PM
First of all, Wade Crane's perfect 1.000 came in a Race to Seven! I was the TD at Resorts in Atlantic City. He had to win another Race to Seven to win the title and he did. But that one wasn't perfect. It was on TV though. Somewhere in the archives of ESPN that match may still exist.

Here's a couple of good stats for you. Mike Sigel won eleven final matches in a row! Not eleven tournaments in a row, but eleven straight times when he reached the finals, he won. These weren't some small local tournaments either. They were all major events with strong fields, and he had to beat a champion player each time. Varner, Efren, Buddy, Miz, he knocked them all off!

Here's the capper though. Jean Baluaks won the last SIXTEEN tournaments she played in ..... then she retired from professional pool (over a $200 fine!). Let's hear about any other athlete in any sport who can top that.

I was there in Dallas as well when Earl ran ELEVEN consecutive racks. In fact I racked the last five racks. He did make three nine balls on the break during his run .... all prior to me racking.

Ronnie Allen once ran ten and out four games in a row (One Pocket). It was a money game (can't remember his opponent) and I witnessed that feat as well. I couldn't tell you how many times I saw Ronnie run all fifteen balls either practicing or for money (when he was giving up big weight). Let's just say he did it a lot of times.

By the way, Taylor's record for Banks was 37 in a row. It was emblazoned on all his posters. He told me he did it in a money game. You know me, I had to ask. :wink:

Ratta
09-23-2010, 09:55 PM
I think that you are correct. 13 instead of 11.

I also recall that Bustamante, after losing that set asked Johnny to double up the bet... Johnny had just won 13 in a row and 'declined' the bet.


Perhaps a good choice^^
personally the best money-player i saw playing. Watched Francisco many times just playing the *necessary* level. Was a pleasure to see how he was able to increase his game for money. At this time he was new in germany-and it s hard it you asked this guy about the other pinoys..and he always answered...nono, there are some much better guys. LOL ^^

Neil
09-24-2010, 07:04 AM
bump for Trigger

Georgia Boy
09-24-2010, 07:34 AM
I know Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White playing doubles in Ireland last year had back to back 147's which I believe is the only time it's been done.

Also Joe Davis won the World Snooker Championship from 1927 - 1940 then again in 1946 after WW2 (not played in '41-45) making him World Champion 15 times. He retired after that last win in '46 making him the only undefeated player in World Championship history. His brother Fred Davis won the tilte 3 times after Joe in '48, '49 & '51, the family therefore picked up 18 Snooker World Titles.

akaTrigger
09-28-2010, 09:34 AM
bump for Trigger

Thank you so much, Neil, for the bump while I was out of town in Las Vegas!

book collector
09-28-2010, 09:56 AM
Ralph Greenleaf had many tournaments where he never missed a called ball the entire tournament.
Walter Lindrum played English Billiards so much better than everyone else that they just quit playing the game.
Alfredo de Oro was World Champion more times than anyone else and they never allowed him to keep the 3 cushion title at the same time as he held the Pocket Billiard championship, each time he became world champion at one of the games they stripped him of his title and he had to win it back. He was also the only person to ever go to England and beat them at English Billiards {he went before Walter Lindrum} but he beat John Roberts who had been champion for 20 years.
Tom Reece 200,000 points at straight rail billiards without a miss {it took a couple of weeks to complete}

akaTrigger
11-23-2010, 10:46 AM
I have an little update for ya. But first, a BIG thank you to all the replies and help!

I sent ESPN Magazine some of the stats from this thread and they were very gracious for every-one's help! I don't know which ones or how many they used for their magazine, but as a reminder, they were looking for data to be used in an article about "perfection in sports."

The issue will be available after Thanksgiving. :)

Thanks again!!

ipoppa33
11-23-2010, 12:48 PM
A lot of great records but I still like Rempe's tourney streak.

TheBook
11-23-2010, 04:51 PM
The "Kingfish" on the "Amos and Andy" show was bragging about Andy being able to shoot 10 balls in a row into the side pocket without his stomach ever touching the table.

upprc04
12-01-2010, 03:25 PM
Looks like Pool may not have made the cut?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5870190

Waiting for my magazine to come through snail mail.

akaTrigger
12-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Looks like Pool may not have made the cut?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5870190

Waiting for my magazine to come through snail mail.

!@#@#$&^&*(@#$!@


Dangit - I was afraid of that.... :(

akaTrigger
12-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Looks like Pool may not have made the cut?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5870190

Waiting for my magazine to come through snail mail.

Looks like Billiards Made it!!! A BIG thank you for everyone's help!!

My blog has a scan of the Billiards section. Check out who/what they wrote about!

http://pooljourney.blogspot.com/2010/12/perfect-espn-magazine.html

randyg
12-10-2010, 05:16 PM
Mine vote goes to Earl breaking and running 11 games of 9 ball for for the million dollar prize (which turned out to be bogus).

It's staggering to think someone can do that on command on a 9' table, documented and in public. This is a good story too - I think exactly what they're looking for.

Chris

Chris.

That was by no means "bogus". I witnessed the 11 racks, of which the last 6 where on video. John, Robin and I think Jay were all part of the Tournament team. The million dollars was just as real. Fifty thousand a year for 20 years. Earl settled for much less....go figure.

SPF=randyg

TATE
12-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Chris.

That was by no means "bogus". I witnessed the 11 racks, of which the last 6 where on video. John, Robin and I think Jay were all part of the Tournament team. The million dollars was just as real. Fifty thousand a year for 20 years. Earl settled for much less....go figure.

SPF=randyg

I still think this should have been the "perfect" billiards story. What I meant by bogus was the prize of $1,000,000. I just recall that it wasn't so cut and dry that the prize was actually insured, and that Earl had to settle for a lot less than $1,000,000.

Anyway, to me it is the greatest single perfect feat in pool - to break and run 11 racks for $1,000,000 on demand. I think that's a lot more difficult than running 150 and out - which a lot of pro players have done.

Chris

hunger strike
02-16-2012, 11:01 AM
David Matlock - 28 Racks break and ran on barbox
Fat Randy Wallace - 56/57 racks broke and ran on barbox

Jimmy Rempe - 23? Tournaments in a row won i believe (some one help me on this one)

Eddie Taylor - 43 banks in a row in competition

Harold Worst -40? Balls ran into one hole in johnston city without a miss

these are all all-time records by a long shot

I was wondering who knows about this Fat Randy stat... I am from Tulsa and Fat Randy is legendary. I'd like to hear more about him, especially after I spoke to a guy named Geno who claims to have been his backer and road partner......

AtLarge
02-16-2012, 01:46 PM
... Jimmy Rempe - 23? Tournaments in a row won i believe (some one help me on this one) ...

I don't know where you heard this, but I would question this claim. Surely not 23 pro events in a row. When Varner won about half the pro events in 1989, that was spoken of as about the best year anyone ever had (at least in fairly recent times).

I checked Wiki (not that Wiki is reliable!), and the number 23 was used twice regarding Rempe:

"He accumulated 23 tournament wins between 1972 and 1978, more than any other pool player in the world, thus acquiring the nickname "King James".

In September 1975, Rempe went on a 23-stop tour in Australia where he defeated World Snooker Champion Eddie Charlton in nine-ball, rotation, and straight pool."

So ............ anyone know any more about the claim regarding consecutive tournament wins by Rempe?

hunger strike
02-16-2012, 03:07 PM
I wish more of the most famous pros were here on AZ .... it would be like celebs on twitter, only with real human beings with actual talent.