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barrymuch90
10-18-2017, 10:17 AM
The American straight pool championship is currently going on with group round robin matches. There's a great field of 48 players with world class talent and some classic American straight pool legends. Free stream on fb search diamond billiards Richmond va.

Basically making the thread to hopefully get some updates especially on my hometown hero Bob Maidhoff!!!

Also I heard last night they stopped matches in the middle of play to let the league guys play their matches(apa,bca,etc) but that sounds so proposterous I can't believe it actually happened so anyone that was there please chime in on that. Either way I'll hear it from Bob but still that was the rumor last night n I figured it was misinformation.

Anyway great event and thanks to all the promoters for putting on this great event year after year and thanks for the free stream!!!

tc in l a
10-18-2017, 10:34 AM
facebook member not necessary, just say not now when asked to register.

scroll down past the reviews to see the live stream when a match is in progress. do not click on the livestream link in the menu-it will direct you to the ustream link

https://www.facebook.com/Diamond-Billiards-Richmond-113956249358/?rf=282772148489583

btw thanks to az member gordml for the find

Black-Balled
10-18-2017, 12:15 PM
Is a players list or bracket posted anywhere?

barrymuch90
10-18-2017, 03:41 PM
There's players list on americanstraightpool.com but no bracket yet cuz it's round robin stage. I've seen the round robin group brackets on fb

OLD NO 9
10-18-2017, 04:32 PM
Is a players list or bracket posted anywhere?

Bracket Link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/118839278130068/

Saturated Fats
10-18-2017, 05:17 PM
Also I heard last night they stopped matches in the middle of play to let the league guys play their matches(apa,bca,etc) but that sounds so proposterous I can't believe it actually happened so anyone that was there please chime in on that.

I'm afraid it's true and they did the same thing last year. Don't know about before that. The tourney is scheduled before 6:00PM on Tuesday through Thursday. They go late on Friday when there are no leagues and they finish Saturday afternoon.

Black-Balled
10-18-2017, 05:19 PM
Bracket Link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/118839278130068/

I am not on Facebook and it is not lettin me eye fukc the chart. Thanks lots though.

Screenshot, anyone?:o

Neil
10-18-2017, 05:21 PM
I'm afraid it's true and they did the same thing last year. Don't know about before that. The tourney is scheduled before 6:00PM on Tuesday through Thursday. They go late on Friday when there are no leagues and they finish Saturday afternoon.

Truly mindboggling, and sad.:eek:

OLD NO 9
10-18-2017, 06:16 PM
latest brackets

OLD NO 9
10-18-2017, 06:30 PM
didn't work

Joe_Jaguar
10-18-2017, 08:26 PM
I'm afraid it's true and they did the same thing last year. Don't know about before that. The tourney is scheduled before 6:00PM on Tuesday through Thursday. They go late on Friday when there are no leagues and they finish Saturday afternoon.

Classy. The talent in those round robins blows away the crap that was just held in the Dragon's World Championship.

Black-Balled
10-19-2017, 05:37 AM
didn't work

But you tried, little buddy!

(Thanks, still!)

OLD NO 9
10-19-2017, 06:48 AM
one last attempt

Joe_Jaguar
10-19-2017, 07:14 AM
A little bigger...

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Nostroke
10-19-2017, 08:35 AM
Classy. The talent in those round robins blows away the crap that was just held in the Dragon's World Championship.

You are right- It totally annihilates that bag of crap!

and what a beautiful stream

Cameron Smith
10-19-2017, 11:04 AM
I'm starting to think it may be worth retiring the title of 'world champion' altogether. It's a hyperbolic title and seems to cause more issues than anything.

This event has the strongest, most international 14.1 field I've seen in my short 13 years as a pool junkie. And despite not having the 'World Title' association, I'm betting if this trend continues it will become the most coveted 14.1 title soon.

Saturated Fats
10-19-2017, 04:22 PM
Truly mindboggling, and sad.:eek:

I don't have a problem with it. The venue is really nice and the hosting pool room doesn't have to give up their (presumably) lucrative evening leagues in order to host the tournament. I haven't heard any of the participants complaining about the scheduling.

What's wrong with that?

pt109
10-19-2017, 05:01 PM
A little bigger...

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Joe, an updated chart would be greatly appreciated.
...I know Alex won his third match...

AtLarge
10-19-2017, 05:01 PM
... This event has the strongest, most international 14.1 field I've seen in my short 13 years as a pool junkie. And despite not having the 'World Title' association, I'm betting if this trend continues it will become the most coveted 14.1 title soon.

Last year's field for this event was just as strong and with just as many foreigners.

This year's field lost several excellent players from abroad who were on the original player list -- Babica, Biado, Dudanets, Oikonomopoulos.

But Corteza wasn't here last year. He's going for the slam of sorts for 14.1 in the USA in 2017 -- US Open, World 14.1, and American 14.1.

[About 3 hours ago he ran 100 & out off Alcaide's opening break in their group match.]

AtLarge
10-19-2017, 05:11 PM
Joe, an updated chart would be greatly appreciated.
...I know Alex won his third match...

I took a look. Most surprising to this point is Immonen stands at 0-3 after losses to Alcaide, Barouty, and Hsu. Feijen is in trouble also, at 1-2 after losing to Grabe and Juszczyszyn. Seven are still undefeated.

tc in l a
10-19-2017, 05:59 PM
Lee Van Corteza's match on today's stream was a work of art, watch it if you have a few minutes...you can skip the rest of today's matches.

the match is available on Diamond Billiards Richmond Facebook page - available to non-facebook members

Neil
10-19-2017, 06:06 PM
I don't have a problem with it. The venue is really nice and the hosting pool room doesn't have to give up their (presumably) lucrative evening leagues in order to host the tournament. I haven't heard any of the participants complaining about the scheduling.

What's wrong with that?

I want to thank all the fans that came out to watch this years Baseball World Series! Now please excuse us while Joe's Meatmarket and Jill's Tavern amateur teams take the field for their regularly scheduled Fri. night league match. The World Series will continue after the amateur league team is done.

Nah, nothing wrong with that.:rolleyes:

Saturated Fats
10-20-2017, 11:55 AM
Lee Van Corteza's match on today's stream was a work of art, watch it if you have a few minutes...you can skip the rest of today's matches.

the match is available on Diamond Billiards Richmond Facebook page - available to non-facebook members

It's not like I'm qualified to critique a 100 and out run from the break, but... There were a few times he moved balls unnecessarily.

I saw him in the DCC 14.1 challenge two years ago and it was apparent he didn't know the rules of the game. Quite a remarkable advance since then.

AtLarge
10-20-2017, 01:27 PM
[QUOTE=Saturated Fats;5998433... I saw him in the DCC 14.1 challenge two years ago and it was apparent he didn't know the rules of the game. Quite a remarkable advance since then.[/QUOTE]

Some of them play it well and still don't know the rules.

[Melling opened against Makkonen on Tuesday with a breaking foul (minus 2 points) and it was counted as a 1-pointer.]

terryhanna
10-20-2017, 03:54 PM
Joe, an updated chart would be greatly appreciated.
...I know Alex won his third match...
American 14.1 Straight Pool Championships
( LAST 24 DRAW )

7 PM Streamed match Eagle Eye Jayson Shaw vs Rocket Rodney Morris here https://www.facebook.com/113956249358/videos/10155879208174359/

Matches will be played down to final Eight players tonight

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pt109
10-20-2017, 04:13 PM
American 14.1 Straight Pool Championships
( LAST 24 DRAW )

7 PM Streamed match Eagle Eye Jayson Shaw vs Rocket Rodney Morris here https://www.facebook.com/113956249358/videos/10155879188749359/

Matches will be played down to final Eight players tonight

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Thanx, Terry....you're the best.
I guess Alex's position implies he beat Jayson
...and Shaun struggled through his match with Peach....
...I was watching at home on the computer...the IPad doesn't cooperate.

terryhanna
10-20-2017, 04:18 PM
Thanx, Terry....you're the best.
I guess Alex's position implies he beat Jayson
...and Shaun struggled through his match with Peach....
...I was watching at home on the computer...the IPad doesn't cooperate.
That link crashed for some reason and they started a new stream here https://www.facebook.com/113956249358/videos/10155879208174359/

benny-the-blade
10-20-2017, 04:22 PM
Thanx, Terry....you're the best.
I guess Alex's position implies he beat Jayson
...and Shaun struggled through his match with Peach....
...I was watching at home on the computer...the IPad doesn't cooperate.

pt,

Alex beat Shaw 100-25. Your guy ran 100 and out, after he got to the table.

terryhanna
10-21-2017, 06:18 AM
Here is updated bracket of final 8.

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Joe_Jaguar
10-21-2017, 07:28 AM
Here is updated bracket of final 8.

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Thanks for posting

marknyc
10-21-2017, 07:42 AM
What time does the stream start today? Anyone know?

AtLarge
10-21-2017, 07:58 AM
What time does the stream start today? Anyone know?

Scheduled for 11:00 am.

Joe_Jaguar
10-21-2017, 11:00 AM
Next up on stream, Konrad Juszczyszyn vs Warren Kiamco - Race to 150

The other semi is Thorsten vs Orcollo.