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ApoDra
09-13-2013, 04:58 AM
This has to be the ugliest place I ever seen.
You don't see any people watching the matches, there is no Lights...
They have presented Pool like it is beeing held in a fricking basement or a Jail...
This is the worst image for pool.
I don't think that anyone who is not involved with pool has any chanse to watch this on his TV.
Just Compare the Pictures now and then....

WPC 2013
http://s12.postimg.org/q9ow4sntp/WPC2013.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/62bgchqc9/full/) screen grab (http://postimage.org/app.php)

WPC 2006
http://s18.postimg.org/9om1p1uzd/06_WLDPOOL_RD2_GEN_VIEW4.jpg (http://postimage.org/) taking a screen shot (http://postimage.org/app.php)

StraightPoolIU
09-13-2013, 05:50 AM
It's different, but I was going to say I think it's kind of cool. There seems to be a large crowd based on applause, but I like the darker surroundings with the table illuminated almost like a poolroom. I think it could be tweaked like say have the house lights up for intros etc and then turn them down. It's not a matchroom presentation, but I like it in it's own way.

arps
09-13-2013, 05:53 AM
http://s18.postimg.org/9om1p1uzd/06_WLDPOOL_RD2_GEN_VIEW4.jpg

dude, this is in Manila. there's no better place to watch a pool tournament than in PI. :thumbup:

JAM
09-13-2013, 05:56 AM
I wish somebody would post up that YouTube with Ralf Souquet's remarks about him coming in second place to Ronnie Alcano in the WPC in Philippines. The crowd's reaction was priceless. Love that video clip of the humbleness of Ralf and the joy of the Filipino people. :)

KoolKat9Lives
09-13-2013, 05:58 AM
http://s18.postimg.org/9om1p1uzd/06_WLDPOOL_RD2_GEN_VIEW4.jpg

dude, this is in Manila. there's no better place to watch a pool tournament than in PI. :thumbup:

Qatar is in Manila now? Must have been a major tectonic plate shift with an ass kicking tsunami overnight. :D

arps
09-13-2013, 05:58 AM
I wish somebody would post up that YouTube with Ralf Souquet's remarks about him coming in second place to Ronnie Alcano in the WPC in Philippines. The crowd's reaction was priceless. Love that video clip of the humbleness of Ralf and the joy of the Filipino people. :)

I was there. Ralf cried because he wanted to win so bad. He lost, but everyone appreciated his effort and gave him all the respect he deserved. For me, Ralf is the epitome of a real gentleman and true champion.

JAM
09-13-2013, 06:05 AM
I was there. Ralf cried because he wanted to win so bad. He lost, but everyone appreciated his effort and gave him all the respect he deserved. For me, Ralf is the epitome of a real gentleman and true champion.

I agree. That was so heart-warming. I'm going to see if I can find that on YouTube and post it.

JAM
09-13-2013, 06:10 AM
Ah, I found it. Each time I see it, I cry happy tears.

Fast forward to the Counter 01:32:32 and see it for yourself. Beautiful! ---> HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpY-E_WdPI8) :smiling-heart:

arps
09-13-2013, 06:11 AM
I agree. That was so heart-warming. I'm going to see if I can find that on YouTube and post it.

here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWCXQajhZaw
Ralf's final shot at 4:52

gopi-1
09-13-2013, 06:11 AM
I wish somebody would post up that YouTube with Ralf Souquet's remarks about him coming in second place to Ronnie Alcano in the WPC in Philippines. The crowd's reaction was priceless. Love that video clip of the humbleness of Ralf and the joy of the Filipino people. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpY-E_WdPI8

Start at the 1:32:30 mark...

JAM
09-13-2013, 06:13 AM
I love it when the audience starts chanting loudly: Souquet, Souquet, Souquet! Wow!

JAM
09-13-2013, 06:17 AM
here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWCXQajhZaw
Ralf's final shot at 4:52

Wow! What a shot at the end for Ronnie, a 1-9 combo for the win!

I also love this match because Jerry Forsyth is commentating. He makes the match interesting for me with his style!

JAM
09-13-2013, 06:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpY-E_WdPI8

Start at the 1:32:30 mark...

:grin-square: We both found it. This is a classic, I think. I'll always love this ending! :)

arps
09-13-2013, 06:24 AM
I remember Ralf saying that his ultimate dream was to be a champion in the Philippines. Although he lost to Ronnie in 2006, he won the World Pool Masters in 2012 which was held here in Manila. And so he did it. :smile:

RedEyeJedi
09-13-2013, 07:01 AM
Ah, I found it. Each time I see it, I cry happy tears.

Fast forward to the Counter 01:32:32 and see it for yourself. Beautiful! ---> HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpY-E_WdPI8) :smiling-heart:

I've seen that match, but never stopped to watch the ending ceremony, that was beautiful!

JAM
09-13-2013, 07:08 AM
I've seen that match, but never stopped to watch the ending ceremony, that was beautiful!

I agree. I think I can basically say it's one of my all-time favorite pool matches because of the audience interaction at the end. This is what makes pool special for me. :cool:

StraightPoolIU
09-13-2013, 08:01 AM
I take back what I said. This is the worst venue and location for a pool tournament. Not even enough enthusiam or follow through to broadcast/stream the damn finals.

JAM
09-13-2013, 08:17 AM
Score, please?

Magog30
09-13-2013, 08:17 AM
These are details we could debate if the actual stream was on. Unfortunately I am watching a ridiculous show called sport.net. I assume they are talking about soccer and hand ball.

pt109
09-13-2013, 08:19 AM
Score, please?

6/5 Gabica

JAM
09-13-2013, 08:21 AM
6/5 Gabica

Thanks! :)

AtLarge
09-13-2013, 08:32 AM
Score, please?

The live scoring is here: http://qbsf.qa/en/live_score.php

JAM
09-13-2013, 08:33 AM
It's being posted here: http://qbsf.qa/en/live_score.php

Thank you! :)

pt109
09-13-2013, 08:36 AM
I just discovered the problem with the coverage of the 9-ball finals.

The climate of Qatar is very hot and very dry...with temperatures soaring
to the 50s Celsius......

Hence, it is very hard to find a stream in Qatar.

:angry:

RedEyeJedi
09-13-2013, 08:39 AM
I just discovered the problem with the coverage of the 9-ball finals.

The climate of Qatar is very hot and very dry...with temperatures soaring
to the 50s Celsius......

Hence, it is very hard to find a stream in Qatar.

:angry:

:clapping:

Johnnyt
09-13-2013, 08:41 AM
I just discovered the problem with the coverage of the 9-ball finals.

The climate of Qatar is very hot and very dry...with temperatures soaring
to the 50s Celsius......

Hence, it is very hard to find a stream in Qatar.

:angry:

Plenty of streams of oil though. Johnnyt

ApoDra
09-13-2013, 09:01 AM
All WPC 9 Ball that was sponsored from MatchroomSport was way better then what we see now. Oh wait we see nothing...
Anyway Matchroom was doing a great job in all events no matter where it was held in England, Taiwan, or the Philippines

Eric.
09-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Wow! What a shot at the end for Ronnie, a 1-9 combo for the win!

I also love this match because Jerry Forsyth is commentating. He makes the match interesting for me with his style!

Yep, me too. I like Jerry's commenting style too. If I were commentating with him, I would think that Jerry would also be an easy co-commentator as well. He's got an easy going way and doesn't try to out talk his co-commentators.


Eric