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Badbeat13
10-30-2015, 12:40 AM
I'd love to see Ralf win another one. He's one of
the classiest and most humble guys in the sport.

Don't let that fool you, he's lethal with a pool cue.

victorl
10-30-2015, 12:44 AM
A true gentleman and ambassador for the sport.

A Souquet vs. Boyes final would be fun to watch, in a good vs. evil kind of way. I know who I'll be rooting for.

Badbeat13
10-30-2015, 12:50 AM
I played Ralf in the 2004 U.S. Open, the year after he
won it. He played perfect and beat me 11-1. I had a
very pleasant conversation with him afterwards and
have had nothing but total respect for him ever since.

He even told me what Strickland said to him after Earl
finally shook his hand after Ralf won the Challenge of
Champions. Now there was another good versus evil.

JAM
10-30-2015, 01:37 AM
I will never forget when Ralf came in second place at the WPC in Philippines to Ronnie Alcano. He really wanted to win that one, but it just wasn't in the stars that day. Ronnie came out on top.

At the finals ceremony, they came to speak to Ralf, and as he began to talk, he could not contain his emotion and got a little choked up. The entire stadium of attendees began to cheer and applaud Ralf. It was very touching.

Yes, Ralf sure is good pool peeps. To see him win would be very nice! :cool:

Here's the 2006 WPC 9-Ball Championship when they spoke to Ralf: https://youtu.be/KpY-E_WdPI8?t=5550

Busboy
10-30-2015, 02:23 AM
How can u not root for the guy he deserves it

RADAR
10-30-2015, 04:34 AM
Met Ralf in mid 2000s at Derby & with all respect a 1st class human being! just a super respectable nice man! Rempe taught him well as player! Looks as those pool lessons paid off him. Ralf deserves another us open in my book.

smashmouth
10-30-2015, 04:54 AM
lol @ "deserving" anything

worldbeater
10-30-2015, 05:18 AM
Soquet is a master.

bdorman
10-30-2015, 05:21 AM
One for the "old" guys!

I know he's not really old (compared to me, anyway :grin:) but relative to most of the other players.

But mostly, he's a class act.

curacao2
10-30-2015, 05:40 AM
I'd love to see Ralf win another one.

If only to keep Boyes from winning this thing.

westcoast
10-30-2015, 06:05 AM
I'm quite surprised that Souqet is playing at such an elite level for such a prolonged period in this tournament. I thought he was certainly past his prime. I don't enjoy watching his style of play, but gotta give him credit for surprising me in this tournament.

JAM
10-30-2015, 06:11 AM
I'm quite surprised that Souqet is playing at such an elite level for such a prolonged period in this tournament. I thought he was certainly past his prime. I don't enjoy watching his style of play, but gotta give him credit for surprising me in this tournament.

Ralf plays slow and deliberate. His style reminds me a little bit of Nick Varner. They both are very determined players and study their shots thoroughly. If that works to win championships, everyone should take note. ;)

Icon of Sin
10-30-2015, 06:58 AM
I agree... out of everyone left, I want Souquet to snap it off with him and Boyes in the final.

BRussell
10-30-2015, 07:08 AM
Here's a list of who he's beaten this tourney: Kennedy, Archer, Ekonomopolous, Kiamco, Deuel, Chinahov, Shaw.

meister2u
10-30-2015, 08:03 AM
Here's a list of who he's beaten this tourney: Kennedy, Archer, Ekonomopolous, Kiamco, Deuel, Chinahov, Shaw.

Yea look at the losers side people he has beaten.....this is a monster line up with no gimmes...His next opponent on losers side is pretty good himself.

He will be up against it to win 2 more matches to make it too the finals...good luck Ralf....:thumbup::thumbup:

snucar
10-30-2015, 08:14 AM
I really hope Boyes wins it, just to see you people going batshit against him. Priceless!!!:thumbup:

Maxx
10-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Nobody from the USA left, I'm pulling for Ralf.

HelloBaby-
10-30-2015, 08:36 AM
A true gentleman and ambassador for the sport.
A Souquet vs. Boyes final would be fun to watch, in a good vs. evil kind of way. I know who I'll be rooting for.
How about Boyes gets sandwiched by Kevin Cheng and Raf and we have a happy ending final for either of them ;).

poolplaya1976
10-30-2015, 11:34 AM
If only to keep Boyes from winning this thing.

agreed, karl is a douchebag

HelloBaby-
10-30-2015, 11:37 AM
How about Boyes gets sandwiched by Kevin Cheng and Raf and we have a happy ending final for either of them ;).

Boyes just got the 1st half ;), it was a, as SVB stated, a horsef**k :eek:

PoolBum
10-30-2015, 11:41 AM
Not looking good for Ralf, down 8-3.

moose man
10-30-2015, 12:10 PM
It looks like Ralf is rallying, down 9-5... Go Kaiser!

Badbeat13
10-30-2015, 03:24 PM
Well, it didn't happen for Ralf. A 4th place finish is pretty damn
good though.

I'm still a fan of 'The Kaiser" and will continue to be.

It was nice to hear(read) your thoughts about him. Nice guy for sure.