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BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:04 PM
I'll provide updates if they get their stream issues resolved before bed time. :)

Right now, LH is warming up.

Allen Brown
10-29-2015, 05:10 PM
I'll provide updates if they get their stream issues resolved before bed time. :)

Right now, LH is warming up.

Thanks. It's much appreciated.

Busboy
10-29-2015, 05:14 PM
Starting to look good

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:16 PM
Bergman was warming up momentarily and now Scott is introducing the players.

Looks like we are going to get rolling.

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:19 PM
Jerry Forsyth is being joined by Johnny Archer.

Tao won the lag and is racking them up. Here we go folks.

Justin Bergman has been playing the best pool of his life....will it continue tonight?

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:23 PM
Rack 1: Breaks and cue ball ends up at the far end of the table and he is blocked by the 3. He has to push out. Liu pushed to a kick and Justin let him do just that. Tao left him straight in and Justin has the first open shot of the match.

Justin with his laid back and mellow approach runs them out smoothly.

Justin 1-0


**Justin is sporting his USA shirt**

Celtic
10-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Is that Johnny in the booth?

Joe_Jaguar
10-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Can't Accu-Stats put the guy's name right on the stream? It isn't Bergman vs Tao!

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Rack 2: Justin cut breaks and makes a ball and ends up nearly frozen to the 1. He feathers the 1 and sends the cue ball down table where it hides behind the 3. Tao kicks and missed it by a bit.

Justin takes ball in hand and easily stays in line through the entire rack.

Justin 2-0.

Johnny lets out a nice big yawn for viewing audience.


**Stream is working just fine now folks. Now's the time to tune in.**

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Joe -- what's his correct name? So I can post it correctly.

Joe_Jaguar
10-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Joe -- what's his correct name? So I can post it correctly.

It should be last name vs last name. For some reason they can never get this straight on streams with the Chinese players.

Bergman vs Liu.

http://www.azbilliards.com/people/6626-haitao-liu/

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:41 PM
Rack 3: Justin cuts them and makes the 1. He has a tough shot on the 2 -- a table length slow roller. He tried to drag it in to hold position and overcut it but came out safe. It may have been a 2 way shot on his part. Liu masse's the ball and gets a hit. Safety battle ensues.

Liu flukes in the 2 on a nice kick shot but still not much to work with on the 3...

Bergman scratches on a failed safe attempt. Liu runs out and thumps the 6 ball in the process.

Liu breaking down 1-2

** I think I see Scott Frost sweating the action in the front row**

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:46 PM
Rack 4: Liu with a nice break and an even nicer opening shot 2 feet from the 1 ball that's 6 inches from the corner pocket. He runs them out with ease.

2-2

***1 BNR a piece***

victorl
10-29-2015, 05:48 PM
Thanks for updates.. sounds like it's going to be a close one

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:50 PM
Rack 5: Liu has the break down. I keep missing which ball he makes but he's playing position for the 1 in the corner at the head of the table. Another nice layout and has no trouble getting out.

Liu takes his first lead 3-2.


***No missed balls yet. Bergman scratched once and that's the only glaring mistake so far.***

billiardthought
10-29-2015, 05:57 PM
Is there no shot clock in this match?

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Rack 6: Liu continues to break from the right side of the table with his open bridge but he comes up dry for the first time. JB has a nice layout but has to shoot a 3-7 combo. It could be trouble but he handles it just fine. His cue ball gets away from him while using the bridge but he bears down and runs them out. He had to slow roll the 5 in and stayed as still as a statue on the shot.

Tie ball game 3-3.


***SJM may be hanging out in the front row too***

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 05:58 PM
I think they said no shot clock for some reason.

Joe_Jaguar
10-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Is there no shot clock in this match?

Nope :rotflmao:

Joe_Jaguar
10-29-2015, 06:00 PM
***SJM may be hanging out in the front row too***

He is a camera whore. Spends more time watching his tablet than the match. :boring2:

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:06 PM
Rack 7: Justin hits an illegal break but it didn't really matter because it was dry. The table is a little tricky with 7 balls at the foot end of the table. Liu plays a beautiful safety, locking JB behind the 7. JB looks to tie the 2 ball up instead of kicking at the 1 and he fails miserably. It actually opens up the table for Liu and gives him ball in hand at the same time. Liu shows off his fine cueing technique during this out. He was forced to shoot a straight in length of the table ball and he didn't hesitate.

Liu 4-3

Joe_Jaguar
10-29-2015, 06:11 PM
dead stream?

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Rack 8: Liu mishits his break just a touch and comes up dry.

JB plays a bad safe and Liu misses the 1st ball of the match.

...and....I lost my stream

Occam's Razor
10-29-2015, 06:12 PM
dead stream?

yes, dead here.

ChicagoJoe
10-29-2015, 06:12 PM
yup.........:frown:

CBuck
10-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Rack 8: Liu mishits his break just a touch and comes up dry.

JB plays a bad safe and Liu misses the 1st ball of the match.

...and....I lost my stream

This match is in rack 11 with a 5 - 5 score. I'm just curious why you are this far behind. 6 - 5 Liu now.

the Professor
10-29-2015, 06:14 PM
anybody else having a problem with the stream freezing up?

ChicagoJoe
10-29-2015, 06:14 PM
i would hope a refund is in order for tonight.

ChicagoJoe
10-29-2015, 06:16 PM
This match is in rack 11 with a 5 - 5 score. I'm just curious why you are this far behind. 6 - 5 Liu now.

stream is behind. people watching the stream are trying to not watch the score....

jburkm002
10-29-2015, 06:16 PM
live score has been wrong for the streamed match. It was 2-0 Justin before the match started.

f210
10-29-2015, 06:17 PM
:mad: The "live" stream is actually NOT LIVE. The score on the live scoring was already 2-0 Justin but on the live feed, they were still introducing the players.

Now the "DELAYED" stem is dead, at least on my end.

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:17 PM
I may just have to go downstairs and play some pool.....

jburkm002
10-29-2015, 06:18 PM
Ah so live score is correct???

chevybob20
10-29-2015, 06:18 PM
If it comes back, please post updates here. I have to be at work at 5:00AM. Good night and thanks ahead of time.

CBuck
10-29-2015, 06:18 PM
stream is behind. people watching the stream are trying to not watch the score....

Ok sorry for putting the score out there then.

ideologist
10-29-2015, 06:18 PM
Ah so live score is correct???

Yes it is.

Curt
10-29-2015, 06:19 PM
frozen here

cuechick
10-29-2015, 06:19 PM
It's down completely for me. So disappointed. :mad:

BRussell
10-29-2015, 06:19 PM
I'm asking for my money back. It may not be accu-stats fault, but all I know is that it's not working for me.

f210
10-29-2015, 06:19 PM
If it comes back, please post updates here. I have to be at work at 5:00AM. Good night and thanks ahead of time.

:D Even if it comes back, the live scores is more updated. The live feed was delayed a couple of games and now it is totally down.

ideologist
10-29-2015, 06:21 PM
Back to tied, 6 a piece.

chevybob20
10-29-2015, 06:21 PM
It's back!

Joe_Jaguar
10-29-2015, 06:21 PM
stream just came back up, 6-6 Bergman breaking.

peppersauce
10-29-2015, 06:21 PM
..............

Occam's Razor
10-29-2015, 06:23 PM
And looks like we caught up with the live score, yes?

CBuck
10-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Just came back up. Showing 6-6 berg just broke.
So now it looks like they have removed the 10 min delay also.

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:25 PM
Alright looks like they caught us up to the live feed now.

It's 6-6

Rack 13: I think JB broke and made several balls and was faced with a tough opening shot on the four. I probably missed a ball or something in this rack. At any rate, he has a nice chance to take the lead here. JB is displaying some real nice cue ball control on this out and he takes the lead 7-6.

BRussell
10-29-2015, 06:27 PM
I wonder if they rebooted the stream to get back to the live rather than delayed time.

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:30 PM
Rack 14: JB breaks dry and leaves an open table. Liu should be the favorite to get out here...but hold the phone Liu got straight on the 3 and needs to hit it good to get on the 4. He draws the 3 back and just gets shape on the 4, but HE DOES get shape on the 4. The rest of the balls find the bottom of the pockets.

7-7


***Liu plays only with an open bridge -- let the record reflect***

one stroke
10-29-2015, 06:35 PM
Rack 14: JB breaks dry and leaves an open table. Liu should be the favorite to get out here...but hold the phone Liu got straight on the 3 and needs to hit it good to get on the 4. He draws the 3 back and just gets shape on the 4, but HE DOES get shape on the 4. The rest of the balls find the bottom of the pockets.

7-7


***Liu plays only with an open bridge -- let the record reflect***

That's good to point out don't see many play open bridge that much


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BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:35 PM
Rack 15: Liu losses his cue ball on the break. It gets pinged around the table and he ends up with a nice shot on the 1. Liu definitely has the speed of the table down. It looks like he's just practicing at this point. He stays out of trouble and puts them all in.

Liu now leads 8-7.


*** I like how the break appears to be playing out with the template rack and having the 9 on the spot ***

Busboy
10-29-2015, 06:36 PM
This is too close :eek:

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:37 PM
Rack 16: Liu to break...

Another dry break. JB will probably play safe but he may have a carom shot on the 1 off the 3. No way would he play that shot though....or would he....

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:45 PM
Rack 16 (Cont):

He played the carom but tried to play safe in case he missed.....he missed.

Liu come to the table and goes over his safety options. He fired at the 1 and missed. JB back at the table with options...

WOW...Bergman fires the 1 into the far corner pocket with the cue ball near the end rail. He has a chance to get out here and really needs to. JB hangs up the 2. Liu has nice open table to go along with that nice open bridge. He gets out.

Liu up 9-7

*** The score is wrong on the live stream ***

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:50 PM
Rack 17: Will JB get another chance?

Tiu avoids a scratch off the break and is now faced with an open table. He runs them out with ease and is now on the hill.

*** Tiu has very nice form. He using a deliberate back stroke pause and stays down nicely on the ball. He tends to do 3 warm up strokes before pausing, then pulling back slowly, followed by another pause, then fire. Looks good every time.***

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Rack 18: Liu is breaking up 10-7.

He makes the 1 and is now lining up the 2-9 combo.

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Rack 18 (Cont): Liu misses the combo and his first chance at closing out the match.

JB wants to get on the 3 but doesn't have any angle to work with on the 2.

WHAT A SHOT BY JB to get on the 3!!! He smoothly stroked the 2 in and spinned the rock all the way down table, in and out of the corner to get shape on the 3.

HE RUNS OUT THE RACK! That was a great out under the circumstances.

JB gets one back is now down 10-8 with the break.

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 06:56 PM
We could be in for a great finish here folks

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 07:05 PM
Rack 19: JB break dry again. His break has let him down this match.

Johnny says, "It ain't over yet." and he might be right. Liu needs to come with a shot on the 2 ball. He hits it hard while trying to draw the rock all the way back and he rattled it. JB comes to the table jacked up over the 8 ball BUT he comes to the table...

He hooks himself bad on the 3. He needs to come with a nice kick shot here...

HE KICKED THE BALL IN. He hooked the cue ball off the side rail by using a lot of draw and hit it absolutely perfect.

That was the good news. The bad news was he didn't have much of a shot on the 4. He tried a difficult bank shot that he missed.

Liu comes back to the table with his second chance at closing out the match. There's nothing standing in his way now except himself. He pocketed the 5 and bumped into the 6 and put it right in that funny spot by the side pocket where you can't do much with the cue ball because otherwise you will scratch.

He looks at the shot several times and finally hits it real nice and smooth bringing the cue ball right off the point of the side pocket. 7, 8, and 9 left on the table...

He again gets up off of the 7 ball to compose himself....gets down and fires in the 7. 2 balls away from victory. 7 in.....8 in.....9 in.....victory is his.

Liu win 11-8 in a well played match by both players.

PoolBum
10-29-2015, 07:06 PM
Terrible choice by Bergman to bank at that 4 ball.

kagewest
10-29-2015, 07:07 PM
Bergman decision making was embarrassing! Archer wanted to strangle him!

peppersauce
10-29-2015, 07:08 PM
..............

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 07:08 PM
Terrible choice by Bergman to bank at that 4 ball.

Yeah I agree. He made a couple of questionable decisions down the stretch that I'm sure he would like to have back.

Black-Balled
10-29-2015, 07:10 PM
Terrible choice by Bergman to bank at that 4 ball.

That's why he'll never be great.





I am kidding. Great tourney, and a great year for the boy. Losing sucks, but I hope he soon takes pleasure in his week's efforts. He done real good.

ChicagoJoe
10-29-2015, 07:10 PM
shot in the side, i can understand. Bank, though, you have to play safe. Even if you cant hide the cue ball, push it up on the 6.

kagewest
10-29-2015, 07:13 PM
Terrible choice by Bergman to bank at that 4 ball.

Embarrassing shot selection. Archer wanted to strangle him! It wasent just the 4 ball bank shot. It's obvious his break carried him this far and he struggled breaking in this match. I'm shocked he won 8 games

ChicagoJoe
10-29-2015, 07:15 PM
Embarrassing shot selection. Archer wanted to strangle him! It wasent just the 4 ball bank shot. It's obvious his break carried him this far and he struggled breaking in this match. I'm shocked he won 8 games

what else was it?

BasementDweller
10-29-2015, 07:16 PM
Embarrassing shot selection. Archer wanted to strangle him! It wasent just the 4 ball bank shot. It's obvious his break carried him this far and he struggled breaking in this match. I'm shocked he won 8 games

Alright -- settle down. He actually played pretty well in this match. Liu just played better. He didn't make more than 4 or 5 mistakes in the whole match and I don't think those mistakes include more than a miss or two. He played just fine but like you said -- his break let him down.

Black-Balled
10-29-2015, 07:20 PM
Alright -- settle down. He actually played pretty well in this match. Liu just played better. He didn't make more than 4 or 5 mistakes in the whole match and I don't think those mistakes include more than a miss or two. He played just fine but like you said -- his break let him down.

Second guessing the berg is silly. His choices got him pretty damn deep an running out from everywhere is something he has done a lotta times.

one stroke
10-29-2015, 07:37 PM
Second guessing the berg is silly. His choices got him pretty damn deep an running out from everywhere is something he has done a lotta times.

Ya but as you know smart playing is sometimes what carrys you to win tough matches often the difference of being a state champion a world Champion or a US Open champion


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Hidy Ho
10-29-2015, 10:42 PM
A lot of keyboard champions on AZ .... just sayin'

Colonel
10-30-2015, 01:59 AM
Second guessing the berg is silly. His choices got him pretty damn deep an running out from everywhere is something he has done a lotta times.


I would agree. He took numerous similar high risk shots in earlier matches in the event that he made & fueled some of his earlier victories. I like the stones on this young man, he ain't scared.