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TheOne
01-08-2007, 06:33 PM
ok here we go again, no excuses everyone to post a score thise year! :)



403 - JohnSchmidt, Oct
293 - NickvdBerg, Feb
256 - plague, Mar
239 - MikeDavis, Jun
202 - DannyHarriman, Feb
195 - T Hohman, Jan
154 - poolshark52, Jun
149 - Blackjack, Oct
143 - JimmyM, Jul
134 - Steve Lipsky, Jul
121 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t29nxSb-l0) - TheOne, Jan
115 - karma, Mar
97 - Mark44, Aug
96 - Hit Man, Jun
95 - Marop, Apr
91 - Krassi, Jan
85 - koreandragon, Jan
85 - marek, Jun
84 - Gerry, Oct
78 - PoolFool, Jan
77 - efirkey, Nov
76 - boozebag, Jun
76 - pooladdict, Jul
74 - erbilliards, Apr
74 - Nostra, Feb
74 - VIProfessor, Jan
71 - Hal2, Jan
67 - Cameron Smith, Feb
65 - mworkman, Jan
64 - Williebetmore, Aug
63 - SJM, Feb
59 - mjantti, Mar
58 - 14.1 Rome, Nov1
57 - alinco, Jan
57 - djkx1, Jan
56 - Bob Jewett, Nov
56 - unknownpro, Mar
56 - Vinman, Jan
55 - hobokenapa, May
55 - mnorwood, Jul
54 - nyjoe14.1, Jan
53 - chris2669, Feb
53 - easy-e, Apr
53 - MrLucky, Feb
52 - 1pRoscoe, Feb
52 - Scottster, Mar
51 - strtshtr, Jul
50 - selftaut, Mar
48 - Pollux, Mar
42 - arsenius, Feb
42 - ShaneT58, Apr
40 - robertno1pool, Jul
38 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3200860660170366128) - dmgwalsh, Aug
38 - mikepage, Jan
38 - sjb, Mar
37 - Roy Steffensen, Jan
35 - JamieDoellinger, Jul
35 - raemondo, Jan
35 - Sniper, Jan
31 - barrett9ball , Jan
32 - DJKeys, Jun
32 - str8poolbanger, May
30 - chevybob20, Mar
30 - jgpool, Apr
30 - Rod, Feb
29 - AZE, Jul
29 - Takumi4G63, Mar
28 - 8-ball Rat, Jun
28 - acedotcom , Mar
27 - 1str8shooter, Apr
27 - Solartje, Jul
27 - StevenPWaldon, Jan
26 - supergreenman, Mar
25 - erikido, Feb
24 - JayBates, Feb
22 - StraightPoolIU, Jan
21 - Inzombiac, Apr
25 - jojopiff, Jul
21 - Big Perm, Jul
20 - Vahmurka, Mar
19 - articmonkey, Feb
18 - DavidHaynes, Mar
18 - Double-Dave, Jan
17 - D Player, Jul
17 - jondrums, Oct
16 - zeeder, Jan

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2007 Average Run = 68.26!

2006 Average Run = 86.63!

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Please PM me if you want you're 2007 run added.

Good luck!


2006 Results (http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=50742)

Cameron Smith
01-08-2007, 11:27 PM
ok here we go again, no excuses everyone to post a score thise year! :)

78 PoolFool (Jan 1st)
75 TheOne (Jan 8th)

Please PM me if you want you're 2007 run added.

Good luck!


2006 Results (http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=50742)

Awsome I am happy that we are gonna keep doing this.

Hopefully before this year is out I will be able to beat my best.

I did get a chance to play earlier today and I decide to give a single run a try before I left for work. I made the break ball, pocketed a long tough shot, cleared a ball of the rail, broke into the pack again and scratched. This was my first game of 14.1 this year and my high run for the year is 3.:D

Hopefully I'll do better on wednesday.

Inzombiac
01-09-2007, 07:50 AM
Where can I find the rules for straight pool? My interest has peaked.

StevenPWaldon
01-09-2007, 07:56 AM
Embarrassingly low, but my high for the new year is 27 so far.

fred_in_hoboken
01-09-2007, 07:56 AM
Where can I find the rules for straight pool? My interest has peaked.

http://www.bca-pool.com/play/tournaments/rules/rls_141.shtml

Inzombiac
01-09-2007, 07:59 AM
http://www.bca-pool.com/play/tournaments/rules/rls_141.shtml

Thank you kind sir, you are a scholar and a gent!

PoolFool
01-09-2007, 01:00 PM
Whoo Hoo!!! I'm in 1st! :p But knowing all the great players on the forum I know that won't last so let me just bask in the glory :cool: I had a run of 52 on Sunday night; so does that put me at 130 now? :rolleyes: :D

DaveK
01-09-2007, 02:31 PM
...my high run for the year is 3.:D


Hey, you the same guy that shot a 200 in a DriverMaker set ? :p

Dave, who thinks it may be hard to do worse on Wednesday :eek:

Blackjack
01-09-2007, 04:08 PM
Fired in 87 today. That's the best run that I have had in the past few weeks.

Roy Steffensen
01-09-2007, 05:00 PM
I made 12 with my right-hand today, haven't played with my lefthand yet!

Can you make the score for me like this (-/12) and I will fill in when I do better, ok? ;)

mnorwood
01-09-2007, 05:00 PM
January 2, I ran 31. Will work on it this weekend.

Cameron Smith
01-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Hey, you the same guy that shot a 200 in a DriverMaker set ? :p

Dave, who thinks it may be hard to do worse on Wednesday :eek:

lol, maybe I can bump that run up to 4 or 5 tomorrow.

PoolFool
01-10-2007, 03:45 AM
Congrats to mworkman on his new high run of 63 and to TheOne of 121. Anytime anyone breaks their high run, I believe they deserve a pat on the back. :D

Cameron Smith
01-11-2007, 11:16 PM
bump to first page

mullyman
01-11-2007, 11:23 PM
This is cool.
January 8th High run of 23
MULLY
Admin should tack this to the top for easy access.

mullyman
01-11-2007, 11:28 PM
One question about this. Are you guys running these balls on your own or are you playing against someone when you do it. I don't practice racks by myself very often other than to practice my break shots. My runs will be done during game situations. Is that OK?
MULLY

Cameron Smith
01-11-2007, 11:45 PM
One question about this. Are you guys running these balls on your own or are you playing against someone when you do it. I don't practice racks by myself very often other than to practice my break shots. My runs will be done during game situations. Is that OK?
MULLY

both are acceptable.

PoolFool
01-12-2007, 03:49 AM
One question about this. Are you guys running these balls on your own or are you playing against someone when you do it. I don't practice racks by myself very often other than to practice my break shots. My runs will be done during game situations. Is that OK?
MULLY
My run came during a friendly game. Although I ran 60 and change to win the game, I continued shooting to continue the run; so most of the balls I ran were of significant value. It's when the game was over that I started getting a little cocky. Serves me right too for playing for such a tough secondary break shot. :(

rackmsuckr
01-12-2007, 08:07 AM
How do you get started? Do you throw the balls out and take ball in hand anywhere? Or do you keep playing safeties on yourself? lol

Scottster
01-12-2007, 08:29 AM
How do you get started? Do you throw the balls out and take ball in hand anywhere? Or do you keep playing safeties on yourself? lol


Linda, are serious? If not... ya got me..

Rack up 14 balls in the rack. Set up a straight pool break by placing the loose OB and CB anywhere you like to execute the break shot. Shoot until you miss tally up your score.

rackmsuckr
01-12-2007, 08:41 AM
Linda, are serious? If not... ya got me..

Rack up 14 balls in the rack. Set up a straight pool break by placing the loose OB and CB anywhere you like to execute the break shot. Shoot until you miss tally up your score.

Yes, I was serious.....ly having a blonde moment. :D :o Hey, I have only played straight pool 4 times!! (Once was in a tournament at the 211 that I won, lol.)

OK, I like the BIH break shot. ;)

Reverend Dave
01-12-2007, 10:42 AM
Great run Criag!! I've been lurking on AZ many times daily for the past five years. While it has kept me well informed and at times greatly amused, I have rarely felt the need to post my two cents. The time has come to emerge from the shadows. The straight pool high run challenge has peaked my interest. Although I have only tried to practice 14.1 on a few occasions, this challenge may be just the thing to get my head back into the game. Your 121 is not only a great achievment, but it is now my target to exceed over the next year. I 'll keep you updated.
Take it easy, David

TheOne
01-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Great run Criag!! I've been lurking on AZ many times daily for the past five years. While it has kept me well informed and at times greatly amused, I have rarely felt the need to post my two cents. The time has come to emerge from the shadows. The straight pool high run challenge has peaked my interest. Although I have only tried to practice 14.1 on a few occasions, this challenge may be just the thing to get my head back into the game. Your 121 is not only a great achievment, but it is now my target to exceed over the next year. I 'll keep you updated.
Take it easy, David

Hi Dave,

Its good to hear from u again, I was wondering if you had rode off into the sunset of fatherhood and hung up your cue! I will hopefully be in Vegas for the BCA and VNEA after missing it last year, will u be there?

If not good luck on the straight pool, it truly is the purest form of billiards.

As much as I think 100 is a great run I think 200 really seperates the boys from the girls so to speak, I hope I can find the time to break it this year.

Good luck mate

Reverend Dave
01-12-2007, 01:43 PM
Unforturnately, I haven't been playing on any leagues, so the BCA and VNEA are out for me. I will be at Valley Forge for the Billiards Expo in March.

Good luck in Vegas!!

Blackjack
01-12-2007, 03:25 PM
One question about this. Are you guys running these balls on your own or are you playing against someone when you do it. I don't practice racks by myself very often other than to practice my break shots. My runs will be done during game situations. Is that OK?
MULLY

I was playing a race to 125 against one of my regular customers. The 87 was followed by an unfinsihed 38.

sniper
01-13-2007, 01:33 PM
Finally got around to playing some last night, it was my first time playing straight pool in at least a year and probably only my third or fourth time ever playing. With that being said I managed to make a high run of 35 balls, it may not be much but it's a high run for me and I hope to improve on it soon, maybe even today if I can ever log off of AZ LOL!

My goal for the short term is to break the half century mark, it won't be easy but I'm sure I can do it if I keep practicing.

TheOne
01-14-2007, 03:37 PM
Finally got around to playing some last night, it was my first time playing straight pool in at least a year and probably only my third or fourth time ever playing. With that being said I managed to make a high run of 35 balls, it may not be much but it's a high run for me and I hope to improve on it soon, maybe even today if I can ever log off of AZ LOL!

My goal for the short term is to break the half century mark, it won't be easy but I'm sure I can do it if I keep practicing.

Added updates, good to see so many already taking part. I'm sure this year will be more popular than last and I hope everyone breaks their own PB.

Blackjack
01-14-2007, 06:03 PM
133 - January 13 - after a few months of playing horribly, something kicked me into gear this past week. I'm waiting for John Schmidt, Thorsten, Danny, or Ginky to blast a 150+ run. Good luck to everybody this year.

Hal2
01-14-2007, 07:27 PM
133 - January 13 - after a few months of playing horribly, something kicked me into gear this past week. I'm waiting for John Schmidt, Thorsten, Danny, or Ginky to blast a 150+ run. Good luck to everybody this year.

Blackjack,
I can only hope the same something is contagious for the rest of us.

Best Regards,
Hal

TheOne
01-15-2007, 05:19 AM
133 - January 13 - after a few months of playing horribly, something kicked me into gear this past week. I'm waiting for John Schmidt, Thorsten, Danny, or Ginky to blast a 150+ run. Good luck to everybody this year.

Great run BJ!

Added some of the runs from DCC event (AZ members only of course)

mworkman
01-15-2007, 09:09 AM
Congrats to mworkman on his new high run of 63 and to TheOne of 121. Anytime anyone breaks their high run, I believe they deserve a pat on the back. :D

Thanks PoolFool. I actually broke my high run again and hit 65 on Friday. In this past week I shot a 56, 63 and a 65. I believe this is mostly due to the new cloth I put on. Really fast and I dont have to hit clusters hard to separate them.

TheOne
01-15-2007, 02:57 PM
updated list

Hal2
01-15-2007, 07:32 PM
Thanks PoolFool. I actually broke my high run again and hit 65 on Friday. In this past week I shot a 56, 63 and a 65. I believe this is mostly due to the new cloth I put on. Really fast and I dont have to hit clusters hard to separate them.

Hate to change the subject but did you go to siminos 760 or similar speed cloth?

Regards,
Hal

mworkman
01-16-2007, 05:16 AM
Hate to change the subject but did you go to siminos 760 or similar speed cloth?

Regards,
Hal

I went with Tour Ed. 3030 from Championship. Plays awsome, at least as good as simonis in my opinion.

jdelcue
01-16-2007, 05:26 AM
My high run is 13. :(
Im such crap. Lol. I'm starting to really get into the game now, though...
Only been playing for a little while...

I hear all these terms like "key balls" and I dunno what's goin' on...I don't know how to setup break balls or nothin', so I have very little hope for getting past whatever rack I'm on at the moment...and no one I know plays any straight pool! I guess I gotta get a book or somethin'....

14.1 Continuous...great game......it's just that "Continuous" part that gets me...LOL :p


Great thread, though! :D

hobokenapa
01-16-2007, 08:15 PM
One question about this. Are you guys running these balls on your own or are you playing against someone when you do it. I don't practice racks by myself very often other than to practice my break shots. My runs will be done during game situations. Is that OK?
MULLY

For me personally, that's probably where the good runs will come from. It amazing how "I need to run these two racks to win the match" translates to a focus disciplined run, as opposed to being sloppy in the first rack of practice because you can re-rack and restart. That's how I did my first Jan run of 43, the 30 and out and then I missed the key ball over the pocket by slow rolling it to hold for the perfect break shot angle to blast into the 50s when perfect wasn't needed! :mad:

mjantti
01-17-2007, 05:23 PM
That list looks tough already. Craig started the year with a very nice run, let's see if you can improve to figures starting with 2... ;)

I haven't been practising much lately, like once a month, but trying to get myself together and play some 14.1. Good way to get into a good rhythm. Hmm, actually I already played some 14.1 and on the first inning made 40-something but that doesn't count, because I can't remember it exactly. And because I'm such a vain person and won't submit under half-centuries... :rolleyes:

TheOne
01-17-2007, 05:24 PM
That list looks tough already. Craig started the year with a very nice run, let's see if you can improve to figures starting with 2... ;)


I hope so mate, hope to add u soon.

Marop moves up the list with 54

snyder1
01-18-2007, 10:44 AM
My high run is 13. :(
Im such crap. Lol. I'm starting to really get into the game now, though...
Only been playing for a little while...

I hear all these terms like "key balls" and I dunno what's goin' on...I don't know how to setup break balls or nothin', so I have very little hope for getting past whatever rack I'm on at the moment...and no one I know plays any straight pool! I guess I gotta get a book or somethin'....

14.1 Continuous...great game......it's just that "Continuous" part that gets me...LOL :p


Great thread, though! :D

Hey, I've been playing pretty seriously for 3 years & my high run is 15 (made the break shot, but just missed the rack ... grrrrrrrr) !! I have my own table & practice at least a little every day ... it just boggles my mind some of the scores these guys put together in straight pool. Its like anything else, some people have aptitude for certain things - I'm a much better cabinetmaker & guitar player than pool player, but I do enjoy pool (although I must say its the only sport that I've ever really struggled with ... it is very frustrating to me, but somehow very enjoyable) ...

JS

Hal2
01-18-2007, 11:14 AM
Today I ran 58 on brand new siminos 860 tournament blue cloth.

The 860 tournament blue cloth is noticeably faster (15 to 20%) than the 860 standard green. The torney blue spreads open the balls better, however it caused me to get out of shape a few times.

Regards,
Hal

TheOne
01-18-2007, 02:14 PM
Today I ran 58 on brand new siminos 860 tournament blue cloth.

The 860 tournament blue cloth is noticeably faster (15 to 20%) than the 860 standard green. The torney blue spreads open the balls better, however it caused me to get out of shape a few times.

Regards,
Hal


added plus djkx1 moved up the list, congrats

supergreenman
01-18-2007, 02:28 PM
Monday playing an extended session with a team mate I ran 19 balls. This was on an 8foot duffrin with extremely slow cloth. This was was one of my best runs ever, my goal for this year is to get past the 3rd rack.

sniper
01-18-2007, 03:56 PM
Wow, we've had some fantastic runs recently. We also have some pretty top notch straight pool players on that list, just imagine when Thorsten get's a good session of straight pool going!

TheOne
01-18-2007, 04:18 PM
yep better list this year, also still no sjm, stevel, willie and more 14.1 lovers - come on guys! :p

sjm
01-18-2007, 05:58 PM
yep better list this year, also still no sjm, stevel, willie and more 14.1 lovers - come on guys! :p

I've played just two games of straight pool in 2007, got sick during the second, and went home immediately. Will get to it soon. No runs over 40 so far, and I won't report anything less than that.

alinco
01-18-2007, 07:15 PM
Put me down for a 43 last night in league play. I hope to beat it really soon but want to be on the list!

Andy

zeeder
01-18-2007, 11:39 PM
I played my first game of straight pool tonight in quite some time and the best I could do was 16. Hopefully I can improve on that at some point!

raemondo
01-18-2007, 11:43 PM
I did a measley 35 earlier in the year when I was shooting some straight pool in Singapore during my winter vacation.....straight pool also happens to be a rarity in that area!

sjm
01-19-2007, 08:45 PM
I've played just two games of straight pool in 2007, got sick during the second, and went home immediately. Will get to it soon. No runs over 40 so far, and I won't report anything less than that.

Well, I managed to play a race to 150 tonight, at last. My high run was 40, ironic in view of my last post. I'll think of this run as a starting point.

TheOne
01-20-2007, 05:19 AM
Well, I managed to play a race to 150 tonight, at last. My high run was 40, ironic in view of my last post. I'll think of this run as a starting point.

Well done, I know the friednly prod would produce the goods! :D

Vinman
01-20-2007, 07:27 PM
Well, I guess that 43 is my lucky, or maybe unlucky, number. For the third time in two weeks I had a run has end with that 4th breakshot. Each time I made the ball and scattered the rack, but came out of it tied up and without shot. Maybe it is it just the law of averages that this will eventually happen no matter what you do. It’s a little frustrating, but I'm encouraged that the runs didn't end with a miss.

barrett9ball
01-20-2007, 07:37 PM
barrett9ball Jan 18th - 31 Yuck!! I'll work on it :)

TheOne
01-21-2007, 04:04 AM
list updated, we got 29 participants in 3 weeks which is just 1 shy of the number we got in the whole of 2006!

StraightPoolIU
01-21-2007, 07:51 AM
A measly 22, but heck I just want to participate.

pollux
01-21-2007, 08:00 AM
i made 20 the other day.

only reason for submitting this is to make roy steffensen seem a lesser player than me... :D

Williebetmore
01-22-2007, 09:15 AM
yep better list this year, also still no sjm, stevel, willie and more 14.1 lovers - come on guys! :p

TheThinDigit,
I'm with sjm; I haven't had anything over 33 in a match this year; I'm not reporting anything below 50 (so it's possible everyone will think I've died; it may be a while before I post).

I will say that I owe you a drink for failing to break 75 this year (I would be thrilled with a 50)....??Same bet this year - 200 for you, 75 for me???

TheOne
01-25-2007, 01:04 PM
TheThinDigit,
I'm with sjm; I haven't had anything over 33 in a match this year; I'm not reporting anything below 50 (so it's possible everyone will think I've died; it may be a while before I post).

I will say that I owe you a drink for failing to break 75 this year (I would be thrilled with a 50)....??Same bet this year - 200 for you, 75 for me???

OK WillieBreakUp, same bet! :D

also djkx1 improved his high run to 57, list update.

Samiel
01-25-2007, 04:13 PM
Well, I never did reach my goal of 50 in 2006. :o Then again, I probably played less than 10 games of 14.1 in 2006!

So, like WBM, I'm going to try for that elusive 50 in 2007!

I need to find a regular game to like 200 or so. The table I've been playing on lately is super tight, so it might be tough.

TheOne
01-26-2007, 03:23 AM
Vinman breaks 50 for the first time, congrats!

Vinman
01-26-2007, 06:28 AM
Vinman breaks 50 for the first time, congrats!


Thanks Craig,

This was my goal for the year so I’m hoping I can just relax and build on it now that the monkey is off my back. With the way the table opened up in the last rack, I thought 60 or more was within reach. Unfortunately I got a funny roll after a secondary breakout, leaving just one tough shot that I missed. I’ll chalk it up to experience!

Vinny

Cameron Smith
01-26-2007, 11:51 AM
Thanks Craig,

This was my goal for the year so I’m hoping I can just relax and build on it now that the monkey is off my back. With the way the table opened up in the last rack, I thought 60 or more was within reach. Unfortunately I got a funny roll after a secondary breakout, leaving just one tough shot that I missed. I’ll chalk it up to experience!

Vinny

Don't relax, set a new goal and work towards that. Otherwise you'll end up wasting a year being non-chalant.

sniper
01-26-2007, 12:19 PM
Don't relax, set a new goal and work towards that. Otherwise you'll end up wasting a year being non-chalant.

Exactly what I was thinking, you can't just take the rest of the year off because you reached your goal!

Vinman
01-26-2007, 01:22 PM
Exactly what I was thinking, you can't just take the rest of the year off because you reached your goal!

Thanks guys. Absolutely I agree and will continue to push myself. I just thought, having reached my goal, that number won’t loom so large now. I can just relax while playing and run the balls the way they should be run. I know it is a big no-no but I know I let my goal dictate my shot selection during this last run. I made sure that I could cinch 50, but in the end I probably shortened my run. I’m hoping now I can play without the pressure of reaching a certain number.

Hal2
01-27-2007, 06:32 PM
and ran 71 today.

The next month will be somewhat difficult for me to play or to concentrate because my wife is going to be in the Cleveland Clinic for at least the next 2 1/2 weeks.

Regards,
Hal

Thunderball
01-31-2007, 04:00 AM
Just a bump so this doesn't get lost.

If I make it out tonight (plan too) I'm going to give this a shot.I have never tried it (but the videos I've found here explain it pretty well) and I'm curious as hell as to what my high might be....

TheOne
01-31-2007, 04:09 AM
lots of new runs, marop, hal2 and vin have all improved their bestest! :p

Also added an average per user run stat, at the end of last year this was 86.63!

zeeder
01-31-2007, 12:43 PM
Well, I've been sick the past few days and I watched a group of 5 VHS tapes I got from Accustats a while back and it's got me really wanting to play some 14.1 so assuming I don't start feeling worse I think I might head to the hall and try to improve on my paltry 16, and perhaps even break my PR of 30...lol. After watching all of those runs of 100+ balls I should be able to run 50 or 60 right?! I mean hell, if Efren Reyes, Ralph Souquet and Oliver Ortmann can run 120 or more I can certainly run 50...lol. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D :D :cool: :cool:

dmgwalsh
02-01-2007, 04:57 AM
I was able to extend my 2007 number to 30 yesterday. Then I messed up the 13th ball, easy shot on the bottom rail, left it hanging with perfect position for the side shot 14th ball and side of the rack break shot. :(
Oh, well.

unknownpro
02-01-2007, 08:27 AM
Put me down for a weak handed 16 yesterday to get started with a January score that I hope to improve upon. My high run strong handed was 88 a long time ago, and 78 alternating hands each shot. Weak handed it's around 40. Straight pool is a great game that I haven't played nearly enough.

I also ran one rack of 15 ball ghost weak handed with ball in hand after the break. (not the first break though lol!) Anybody want to start a thead similar to this one for rotation games?

unknownpro

sjm
02-02-2007, 08:39 PM
Craig, I managed to sneak in a race to 150 tonight and ran 63 along the way.

Yours most sincerely, SJM

Williebetmore
02-02-2007, 09:00 PM
TheThirteenthofaBaker'sDozen,
Put me down for a 57.

Not much compared to most; but DANG, I've been hoping that 50 would come along. It's the first time I've ever just made a serious attempt in practice (I usually just count during competition).

Jim Rempe said that when he is practicing straight pool, he just "rains hundreds." My goal is now to "rain 40's and 50's" (of course some places in the desert it only rains twice a century, but hey, you can't be too picky).

mjantti
02-02-2007, 09:05 PM
Craig, I managed to sneak in a race to 150 tonight and ran 63 along the way.

Yours most sincerely, SJM

Well done, sir. Hoping to challenge that run soon as I get more table time :)

sjm
02-02-2007, 09:07 PM
TheThirteenthofaBaker'sDozen,
Put me down for a 57.

Not much compared to most; but DANG, I've been hoping that 50 would come along. It's the first time I've ever just made a serious attempt in practice (I usually just count during competition).

Jim Rempe said that when he is practicing straight pool, he just "rains hundreds." My goal is now to "rain 40's and 50's" (of course some places in the desert it only rains twice a century, but hey, you can't be too picky).

Great shooting, Willie. Very proud of you.

mjantti
02-02-2007, 09:26 PM
Good job Williebetmore ! Breaking the half-century mark feels always great ! :cool:

sjm
02-02-2007, 10:47 PM
Well done, sir. Hoping to challenge that run soon as I get more table time :)

I'm waiting for you, Mikko. Thanks for the kind words.

Rod
02-02-2007, 11:44 PM
WBM and SJM nice runs for both of you. That's getting the year started off right. Me, well I have had little opportunity to play 14-1 but I did squeak out a low 30 something in a short practice session. Pretty sad but I've not had the time to improve on it.

Rod

TheOne
02-03-2007, 04:51 AM
well done sjm/willie, updated the list.

PS
BigWillie, You've just gone fav to win our bet!

dmgwalsh
02-03-2007, 07:19 AM
TheThirteenthofaBaker'sDozen,
Put me down for a 57.

Not much compared to most; but DANG, I've been hoping that 50 would come along. It's the first time I've ever just made a serious attempt in practice (I usually just count during competition).

Jim Rempe said that when he is practicing straight pool, he just "rains hundreds." My goal is now to "rain 40's and 50's" (of course some places in the desert it only rains twice a century, but hey, you can't be too picky).

Congratulations on a great run. keep them coming.

eales
02-03-2007, 07:36 AM
TheThirteenthofaBaker'sDozen,
Put me down for a 57.

Not much compared to most; but DANG, I've been hoping that 50 would come along. It's the first time I've ever just made a serious attempt in practice (I usually just count during competition).


Willie:

Ability helps, but tenacity is what achieves most goals. Congratulations.

Jim Eales

Williebetmore
02-03-2007, 08:26 AM
well done sjm/willie, updated the list.

PS
BigWillie, You've just gone fav to win our bet!

TheSlimDigit,
I'm not so sure. I will say though that I had no real tough shots in 57 balls. The last rack was just evil; several tough clusters to get to. I successfully got the clusters apart but could not get a breakshot; I just shot off the last ball and opened up the champagne.

My shotmaking has improved a lot the past few weeks; I'm hopeful that if I keep working on my stroke (lots of room for improvement) I can collect an extra brew from you (I believe right now I owe you one, and you owe me one) before next year. I think if I could play on a loose table with new cloth I could possibly get to 75 before next year (of course I also thought Saddam was a lock to win the Nobel Peace Prize).

TheOne
02-03-2007, 02:19 PM
TheSlimDigit,
I'm not so sure. I will say though that I had no real tough shots in 57 balls. The last rack was just evil; several tough clusters to get to. I successfully got the clusters apart but could not get a breakshot; I just shot off the last ball and opened up the champagne.

My shotmaking has improved a lot the past few weeks; I'm hopeful that if I keep working on my stroke (lots of room for improvement) I can collect an extra brew from you (I believe right now I owe you one, and you owe me one) before next year. I think if I could play on a loose table with new cloth I could possibly get to 75 before next year (of course I also thought Saddam was a lock to win the Nobel Peace Prize).

WillieBreakUp,

Just missed a pretty easy shot in the side with perfect setup and break ball waiting on 96 tonight. :mad:

now that hurts, my first attempt since my 121 though so feel like can make 100's consistently now. I think if I didnt have to work and played for a few days straight I could post a big score. Sunday tomorrow though so see if two days in a row helps!

Williebetmore
02-03-2007, 03:10 PM
WillieBreakUp,

Just missed a pretty easy shot in the side with perfect setup and break ball waiting on 96 tonight. :mad:

now that hurts, my first attempt since my 121 though so feel like can make 100's consistently now. I think if I didnt have to work and played for a few days straight I could post a big score. Sunday tomorrow though so see if two days in a row helps!

TheUnitaryValue,
Very strong. I watched your video; the balls seem to break apart fairly easily (though of course you may just be hitting them harder). Is your cloth fairly new (my old cloth really makes breaking the rack difficult)? Also how big are your pockets (just informational; not trying to imply anything; it looks very much like the Gold Crowns; very nice)?

TheOne
02-03-2007, 03:37 PM
TheUnitaryValue,
Very strong. I watched your video; the balls seem to break apart fairly easily (though of course you may just be hitting them harder). Is your cloth fairly new (my old cloth really makes breaking the rack difficult)? Also how big are your pockets (just informational; not trying to imply anything; it looks very much like the Gold Crowns; very nice)?

WillieEver

Table is ex EuroTour TV table. I think it plays medium tight, pocket speed its ok but anything at pace down the rail doesnt go in unless spot on.

I'm no pocket expert but just got my ruler our (steady!). Pocket 5" at the front, 4" at the lip with just over 2" between the front and the lip (hope that makes sense I just made the terms up!). Compared to the Gabriels they used at the worlds it's like playing on a Snooker table! :p

The cloth sadly is very warn and needs replacing. It still has major track marks and dimples from 9 ball breaks etc as it was used for the whole tournament. :(

The table is tapped although it needs doing again so most balls in the rack are touching but I do hit them hard.

StevenPWaldon
02-03-2007, 03:47 PM
Definitely looks like a nice table, except for the metal rails. I prefer Diamonds and Gabriels, because on GCs I'm afraid to form a proper rail bridge from the corner because it'll scratch the shaft.

I like the choice of cloth color, too. Doesn't look like it plays too slow, but you've got a nice power stroke so that may account for that... maybe all the snooker did you some good after all!

Curious: I was at the 14.1 WC last year (met you briefly here and there, too if you remember. Not surprised if you don't). Do you think your table will play looser than those Gabriels when you put new cloth on it?

One more Q: Do you play on Simonis? If so, do you prefer the 760 or 860?

WillieEver

Table is ex EuroTour TV table. I think it plays medium tight, pocket speed its ok but anything at pace down the rail doesnt go in unless spot on... Compared to the Gabriels they used at the worlds it's like playing on a Snooker table! :p

The cloth sadly is very warn and needs replacing. It still has major track marks and dimples from 9 ball breaks etc as it was used for the whole tournament. :(

TheOne
02-03-2007, 04:03 PM
Definitely looks like a nice table, except for the metal rails. I prefer Diamonds and Gabriels, because on GCs I'm afraid to form a proper rail bridge from the corner because it'll scratch the shaft.

I like the choice of cloth color, too. Doesn't look like it plays too slow, but you've got a nice power stroke so that may account for that... maybe all the snooker did you some good after all!

Curious: I was at the 14.1 WC last year (met you briefly here and there, too if you remember. Not surprised if you don't). Do you think your table will play looser than those Gabriels when you put new cloth on it?

One more Q: Do you play on Simonis? If so, do you prefer the 760 or 860?

Of course I remember Steven! I'm afraid I didn't have much say in most things I chose this table a) because it was good price, and b) because I knew I was only going to be using it for 6 months. I like the cloth color def but it came with it. I loved the gabriels and the conditions at the WC were amazing, there's no way this table would play that loose but I'd def swap if for a gabriel when I settle in a more perm location. The cloth is simonis, again I'm no expert Im afraid and prob couldn't even tell you which one it is!

hobokenapa
02-03-2007, 06:37 PM
Craig, I managed to sneak in a race to 150 tonight and ran 63 along the way.

Yours most sincerely, SJM

And great it was to watch too! Never once out of line.

TheOne
02-09-2007, 10:14 PM
Ladies and gentleman (and WillieBetMore)

we have a new leader, Mr Harryman with a fantastic 202! Just a note that somebody else passed this info on because Danny was too modest to shout about it! Well done Danny.

PS
Great target now for anyone in the 100's aspiring to break 200, Mr Lipsky? ;)

Blackjack
02-09-2007, 11:40 PM
Ladies and gentleman (and WillieBetMore)

we have a new leader, Mr Harryman with a fantastic 202! Just a note that somebody else passed this info on because Danny was too modest to shout about it! Well done Danny.

PS
Great target now for anyone in the 100's aspiring to break 200, Mr Lipsky? ;)


Great run Danny! Although its pretty depressing that I run 130+ and I end up in 4th place at the beginning February. lol. I haven't run over 70-75 balls in the last few weeks - so I believe its all downhill from here.

Steve Lipsky
02-10-2007, 08:01 PM
Ladies and gentleman (and WillieBetMore)

we have a new leader, Mr Harryman with a fantastic 202! Just a note that somebody else passed this info on because Danny was too modest to shout about it! Well done Danny.

PS
Great target now for anyone in the 100's aspiring to break 200, Mr Lipsky? ;)

Congrats on all the great runs so far everyone... willie, sjm, blackjack, danny, and others have posted some awesome numbers!

As for me, Craig, I'm barely playing anymore. Since Amsterdam changed locations, they've been so busy. Great for them, not so great for me :(. It's so tough to get a table, no matter the day of the week.

I ran a 75 a couple weeks ago, but if I've played 10 games of straight pool since the new year, I'd be really surprised. It's depressing.

- Steve

erikido
02-10-2007, 08:12 PM
Wow, I suck at straight pool. But, I am just learning. 25 was my high run so far.

chris2669
02-11-2007, 04:38 AM
well I have a new high! 53 Feb 10!!

TheOne
02-11-2007, 11:57 AM
updated list, looking forward to seeing ANC Steve, sounds good even if busy. Would you say overall its a better location now, it was excellent before so kinda sad it changed locations.

SixSence
02-11-2007, 04:14 PM
Does it matter what size the table? I have a 6ft bar box at home which is the only place I could get some quality straight pool sessions in.

TheOne
02-11-2007, 05:43 PM
Does it matter what size the table? I have a 6ft bar box at home which is the only place I could get some quality straight pool sessions in.

Hi Six, I assume most people are on 9fts but give it a go and I'll add u to the list with a side note. At the end of the day its just a bit of fun to get more people playing 14.1 and trying to beat their best. :)

Steve Lipsky
02-11-2007, 07:25 PM
updated list, looking forward to seeing ANC Steve, sounds good even if busy. Would you say overall its a better location now, it was excellent before so kinda sad it changed locations.

Hey Craig,

For drivers, it's definitely better, because parking is so much better downtown. They also did a wonderful job with the room; it really looks amazing. The tables are playing great, too, with a nice enclosed area for the front two house tables.

Again, the only downside is they did too good of a job! They're so successful down there that it's often hard to get a table.

- Steve

TheOne
02-13-2007, 03:23 AM
Cheers Steve.

Marop moves up the list with a superb 84, see you in NJ mate.

Blackjack
02-14-2007, 06:20 PM
It doesn't change my place on the list, but I knocked in 141 today (February 14). With runs like that, I feel as if I am playing as well or better than most of the guys that will be at the World Championships this year. Any word on the location of that Texas qualifier?

Hal2
02-14-2007, 06:27 PM
Blackjack,
Very nice run. Your hitting two balls in for each one of mine. lol

Best Regards,
Hal2

sjm
02-14-2007, 07:34 PM
It doesn't change my place on the list, but I knocked in 141 today (February 14). With runs like that, I feel as if I am playing as well or better than most of the guys that will be at the World Championships this year. Any word on the location of that Texas qualifier?

141 in 14.1 on the 14th. Did you make the run at 1:41? Happy Valentine's Day, Blackjack.

Steve Lipsky
02-14-2007, 08:15 PM
It doesn't change my place on the list, but I knocked in 141 today (February 14). With runs like that, I feel as if I am playing as well or better than most of the guys that will be at the World Championships this year. Any word on the location of that Texas qualifier?

Way to go David... set up a video camera next time you play and share!

TheOne
02-15-2007, 04:19 AM
Well done BJ, def agree we need more videos to link too!

karma
02-15-2007, 04:22 PM
Congrats everyone on the great runs...

This month I've started videotaping my practice sessions. My goal is to get a 100 on tape this year.

I had a couple of 70s, but always messed up to improve my 82 run.

So far I've only recorded 9ball Ghost sessions.. now it's time for some straight pool.

Since you were asking for some vids here's a race to 9 against the ghost which I put up on youtube to test it:
R1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tWCh3KYYK8
R2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKmbQWjLGQ
R3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J14PTo-f0M
R4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY42SeAlCBU
R5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTxLp3Nd5I4
R6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GU5iazeOVo
R7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtg5cA87ax8
R8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpCi_R91wM
R9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU6L7HBSpvE
R10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DKT2x4cvts

I'll be back next week with some straight pool vids.

TheOne
02-16-2007, 04:00 AM
Congrats everyone on the great runs...

This month I've started videotaping my practice sessions. My goal is to get a 100 on tape this year.

I had a couple of 70s, but always messed up to improve my 82 run.

So far I've only recorded 9ball Ghost sessions.. now it's time for some straight pool.

Since you were asking for some vids here's a race to 9 against the ghost which I put up on youtube to test it:
R1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tWCh3KYYK8
R2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKmbQWjLGQ
R3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J14PTo-f0M
R4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY42SeAlCBU
R5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTxLp3Nd5I4
R6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GU5iazeOVo
R7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtg5cA87ax8
R8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpCi_R91wM
R9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU6L7HBSpvE
R10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DKT2x4cvts

I'll be back next week with some straight pool vids.

Cheers Karma, try and get your highest run on video and put it on youtube and I'll lick to it from the list.

8-ball Rat
02-23-2007, 05:19 PM
Count me in for an EARTH SHATTERING 15.

arcticmonkey
02-24-2007, 05:14 PM
I played my first straight pool ever today and made a run of 19. Thank God I read BlackJack and Steve Lipsky's threads first before playing because without knowing the Key Ball, Setup Ball and Break Ball concepts there is no way I would have got past the first rack! I have now set my self the goal of 50 for 2007. Thanks to all on this thread for the inspiration to get out there and try something new.

MrLucky
02-24-2007, 07:44 PM
Well my high for 2007 is 53 balls! at Mr Cues wed. Feb 7

TheOne
02-25-2007, 05:33 PM
List updated, sorry took a few days guys was in Prague.

Congrats and coolwe have a new forum! :p

arsenius
02-26-2007, 07:36 AM
42 on Sunday. That's a PR!

Cameron Smith
02-27-2007, 02:31 PM
I ran a 67 on saturday Feb 24, after playing some dismal 9 ball.

Gerry
02-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Well, I played a 14.1 tourney Sunday the 26th and ran a 59 and out my first match, I just wish I had a chance to complete the run! I left the table with 10 open balls and felt real good! That may have been my 4th 100 ball run. anyway, I guess it's good enough since it was in a tourney...

Gerry

TheOne
02-28-2007, 04:05 AM
well done guys, updated.

Who's gonna be our 50th entrant?

:D

sjb
02-28-2007, 01:37 PM
I ran 38 in a league match Monday night. It's my best for the year, but nothin to brag about. Thirty years is a long time to not play this game. It's coming back to me very slowly.

By the way, I just realized...I AM 50!

mjantti
03-07-2007, 03:01 PM
Sigh, I'll make an entry with a 48-out unfinished today 7th March. Made on a Olympic table with really tight and unforgiving pockets.

Could've continued, but just made the remaining balls and didn't leave a shot after reaching 75 with so didn't bother going on.

Danny Harriman
03-07-2007, 05:33 PM
I just wanted to take the time to say it was a splendid idea having a section of this forum dedicated to Straight Pool. Many people are to be commended in the effort of keeping this wonderful game alive and well, I am doing my part here in the Midwest and our 14.1 league is growing. I would like to say thanks to Bob Jewett, Charlie Williams with Dragon Promotions, Steve Lipsky, Blackjack, John Schmidt,Wei, and everyone else that has helped promote 14.1. A special thanks to my friend Scott Edwards if it were not for him along with John Boster and Justin Nichols I would have never been able to handle all of the duties that go along with organizing a Handicap Straight Pool League. Scott and I were fortunate enough to have a nice room that keeps up on their equipment and for that I thank Bill, Paul, and Alex of Side Pockets Sports Bar and grille in Blue Springs, MO. In 14.1 you do not have to smash into the rack in hopes that you get lucky and make a ball on the break in order to continue your run. While helping my friend Scott run this League I have learned that like 3-cushion billiards this game does not attract players with huge ego's and bangers, we had a few of those players in the beginning but they were weeded out and replaced by people who truly want to have fun and learn at the same time. If anyone who has participated in our in-house League reads this forum I would like to thank you for playing no matter what skill level you are.
Sincerely, Danny Harriman

sjb
03-08-2007, 12:06 PM
Danny - I wholeheartedly agree. I truly enjoy our league. We have a good group of people. And what a pleasure it is for me to play a game I love with a world-class player like you.

Regards,
Steve

TheOne
03-08-2007, 02:06 PM
List updated, hope I got everyone!

Please guys don't be shy if you think your run isn't high enough, this is simply about promoting the game of 14.1 and improving your OWN PB.

Congrats on the runs, we now have over 50 players on the board!

thediamond
03-08-2007, 03:28 PM
Craig.....give it a rest with that avatar, man. I mean...come on! There is only one rose, my friend and its a white one!

I used to have so much respect for you, but now, its over, the dream is shattered;)

Si
Has no red in his world. Even the Mcdonalds outside Elland Road had the red removed from the building.

TheOne
03-08-2007, 04:28 PM
Craig.....give it a rest with that avatar, man. I mean...come on! There is only one rose, my friend and its a white one!

I used to have so much respect for you, but now, its over, the dream is shattered;)

Si
Has no red in his world. Even the Mcdonalds outside Elland Road had the red removed from the building.


:D Hey if Mr Smith can see the light and move to a "big club" I'm sure you can change colors?

$%$&%^&%^&%^, ok ok I'll take that as a no :p

PS
Div 2 isn't that easy you know! :D

Steve Lipsky
03-08-2007, 09:01 PM
List updated, hope I got everyone!

Please guys don't be shy if you think your run isn't high enough, this is simply about promoting the game of 14.1 and improving your OWN PB.

Congrats on the runs, we now have over 50 players on the board!

Craig, why don't you make a separate list comprised of runs from people who never get to play anymore, lol? Haha, just kidding, but I really haven't played at all this year. The good news is I'm starting to miss it, which hasn't happened to me in a long time...

- Steve <--- seriously starting to get a little ornery. :D

pollux
03-09-2007, 03:01 PM
i missed an incredibly easy 31st ball on an open table to increase this year's high run to 30 balls.

hope this will move me a few spots upwards.... :o

mjantti
03-11-2007, 11:31 AM
Played in 14.1 Finnish champs this weekend. First matches were races to 75, ran 31,37 and 59 in 3 consecutive matches. Then race to 100 I ran 31 and 35 in one match and 37 in the next one. Quite consistent, nothing fancy. So, my high is 59 at the moment.

StevenPWaldon
03-11-2007, 12:42 PM
I have to keep repeating that to myself every time I think of how low my run is on the list. Thanks for telling it to the others! lol

Please guys don't be shy if you think your run isn't high enough, this is simply about promoting the game of 14.1 and improving your OWN PB.

strtshtr
03-11-2007, 07:50 PM
I ran 40 and out to win a match today. I intentionally avoided a small cluster so that my last shot left nothing available, in the event of a miss. I was playing for the win, rather than going for a higher run.

Jim

TheOne
03-13-2007, 10:58 AM
Craig, why don't you make a separate list comprised of runs from people who never get to play anymore, lol? Haha, just kidding, but I really haven't played at all this year. The good news is I'm starting to miss it, which hasn't happened to me in a long time...

- Steve <--- seriously starting to get a little ornery. :D

Come on Steve, I haven't had 1 proper session since my last run in January! :mad: :p

Better start playing soon, good to hear your getting itchy... feet? :confused:

PS
List updated

mjantti
03-13-2007, 04:15 PM
Come on Steve, I haven't had 1 proper session since my last run in January! :mad: :p

Better start playing soon, good to hear your getting itchy... feet? :confused:

PS
List updated

Update my puny score too, Mr. TheSingleDigit ;)

It's 59.

selftaut
03-19-2007, 05:23 AM
Hello and great to see 14.1 is alive and well , a friend and I just started to play on Sat. afternoons after we both gave up pool many moons ago , I have a 45 playing him and a 50 practicing waiting for him to show last Sat. , which ever one counts please put me on the list. Thanks for the great idea!

Takumi4G63
03-19-2007, 06:06 AM
Just recently on March 16th I ran 29 on my table with 4 and 1/8" pockets. If I can ever learn how to break better maybe I'll get something more decent! Put me down!

TheOne
03-19-2007, 06:34 AM
list updated, we broke 60!

mjantti, even updated your excuse ridden effort (I think!) :D

PS
Does anyone else think this thread should be a sticky (SJM/Nostroke calm down!!!) in this 14.1 forum?

It would certainly help me keep an eye on it

Nostra
03-19-2007, 08:17 AM
Well done! I definitely think this thread should be a sticky.

sniper
03-19-2007, 07:00 PM
Does anyone else think this thread should be a sticky (SJM/Nostroke calm down!!!) in this 14.1 forum?

It would certainly help me keep an eye on it


It would probably help everyone keep an eye on it.


It's great to see so many people participating, now if only I could get a few good sessions in. We should have an impressive list of runs together by the end of the year!

supergreenman
03-26-2007, 11:16 AM
March 25 What a superfantastic day..... ran 26 in the afternoon beating my previous all time highrun of 19 and I saw Eric Clapton play last night with Robert Cray.

I also think this thread should be a sticky.

SuperGM

TheOne
03-30-2007, 03:09 AM
List update, well done super and alinco

JoeW
03-31-2007, 11:35 AM
A suggestion that could be used for self evaluation. The data are somewhat skewed with a few high runs. For this reason one should compare their progress to the group based on the percentage of people in a group.

With 61 people:
Top 10% position 6 or 97 balls
Top 25% position 15 or 67 balls
Top 50% position 31 or 43 balls

50 might be magic but getting in the top 50% is a reasonable goal for most of us. I realize this is not a competition but is fun to have a goal

DavidHaynes
04-04-2007, 03:11 PM
My high run is 18.

I am new to the game of straight pool, but do not want to play anything else anymore.

Goal for 2007 is 50+.

robertno1pool
04-06-2007, 06:30 PM
Ran 34 today 06-Apr-07 in practice.

Lost it at a break shot.

karma
04-07-2007, 12:32 AM
I had my first 100+ this year in March. It was a 115 in a game to 1000. As usual it was a dumbass mistake that ended the run. Other good runs from that match were 86, 78 and 73.

Still hunting for the 150+ :)

chevybob20
04-08-2007, 07:51 PM
I’ve been lurking in the shadows and reading this forum for awhile. This straight pool section is especially interesting to me. A few months ago I had to go out on the web and get a copy of the 14.1 rules and try it myself. I’m so addicted that my wife started issuing threats, “If you don’t put that cue down….” Anyway, I have a high run of 30. It happened once, and I know it will happen again if “I don’t put the cue down”. Now if I can find one person in my area that would play, life will be good. If the objective of this thread was to instill interest in 14.1, it worked.

mnorwood
04-09-2007, 03:51 PM
April 7 - 38:D

unknownpro
04-13-2007, 08:11 AM
I managed a 28 in feb and a 56 in march. Weak-handed on 4" pockets. Right behind you alinco, watch out.

unknownpro

Inzombiac
04-13-2007, 08:50 AM
10 April 07 - 21

1str8shooter
04-29-2007, 07:04 AM
Hey all. Kinda new around here and really enjoy playing straight pool, but there are'nt too many people around who play. It's nice to see the interest. Anyways, just started playing pool again a few months ago and put up a 27 the other day.

TheOne
04-29-2007, 09:08 PM
list updated, sorry about delay bit hard to keep on top of it as on the road again!

John S improves his run to a huge total just shy of 300, gonna take some beating.

ShaneT58
04-30-2007, 07:05 AM
Got my personal high run of 42 this past week. I also noticed that Bob Jewett's score of 50 is ranked 37th behind some lower scores.

8corneronbreak
05-07-2007, 12:11 AM
1 and out just to say i played :)

seriously tho, i haven't played in a while but a guesstimation for me would be around 15. i really should practice more 14.1

pollux
05-16-2007, 07:17 PM
new personal best of 48 - forty-eight balls tonight! typically enough, the run ended on a fairly easy cut shot right after a great breakshot. :o

on sunday evening i had the disputable pleasure of racking the balls for a friend making his personal best of 125. quite an inspiration....

str8poolbanger
05-20-2007, 06:45 PM
Rarely get to play 14.1 cause most of my friends hate it. The one who does lives over an hour away and only gets to visit about once a month. Since I have installed a 8 foot Olhausen in the new home we play about the same...lol...but I had my best high run ever this year in April playing against him of 32 balls. Needless to say I was stoked!!

TheOne
05-22-2007, 09:05 PM
list updated, well done all

marek
06-04-2007, 05:13 AM
I have discovered this part of the forum just recently and I find it as a great idea to post pb of players here, it is great to see so many good players here!;) I achieved my best run in March during quarterfinal match of Czech nationals, I was trailing 3 - 28 after 6 innings in a race to 100. Then I woke up and made 73 followed by 24 and out. Havent played much straight pool in last two months though as I have been working on my fundamentals because I discovered a BIG flaw in my grip. But just for fun I will try to play some 14-1 during today practice session to see my current speed, I will inform you about the result (if it is good enough thats it!:D :D :D )

marek
06-05-2007, 01:17 PM
I have discovered this part of the forum just recently and I find it as a great idea to post pb of players here, it is great to see so many good players here!;) I achieved my best run in March during quarterfinal match of Czech nationals, I was trailing 3 - 28 after 6 innings in a race to 100. Then I woke up and made 73 followed by 24 and out. Havent played much straight pool in last two months though as I have been working on my fundamentals because I discovered a BIG flaw in my grip. But just for fun I will try to play some 14-1 during today practice session to see my current speed, I will inform you about the result (if it is good enough thats it!:D :D :D )

Hey I am back and happy to inform you that I improved my personal best for this season by run of 85! :) It seems like I made it to the TOP10! If only I played that breakshot a bit harder the cueball wouldnt get stuck with the rack....that 100 seemed quite achieveable today. I made it over 100 only once 5 years ago (and almost by accident) so it would be super nice to break through that line again!

selftaut
06-05-2007, 01:59 PM
Hey marek , 2 great runs there buddy! keep it up!

marek
06-06-2007, 02:43 AM
Hey marek , 2 great runs there buddy! keep it up!

Thx for encouraging! Right now I feel that after so many years of struggle with my fundamentals I am on the right way. Not there yet but getting more and more confident with my new grip every day. 100 ball run seems like my goal for this summer! :D
P.s.: 6 months ago I struggled to run 40.....:confused: :eek: :p

raemondo
06-06-2007, 08:02 AM
Hey I am back and happy to inform you that I improved my personal best for this season by run of 85! :) It seems like I made it to the TOP10! If only I played that breakshot a bit harder the cueball wouldnt get stuck with the rack....that 100 seemed quite achieveable today. I made it over 100 only once 5 years ago (and almost by accident) so it would be super nice to break through that line again!


Hey Marek great job! Also your english is excellent! :D

TheOne
06-07-2007, 12:37 AM
well done marek, excellent run! Welcome to the forums, it has an interesting bunch of posters :)

adding u now to list...

poolshark52
06-11-2007, 06:44 AM
i look at this thread all the time! i know of most of the better players but dont get to play them much anymore since i move from rochester ny to clearwarer fla. i play mostly one pocket now but when i pratice, witch is every day, i play straight pool.
i play a lot with howard vickery and cm lee. i gambled 14.1 with richey richerdson and tony crosby down here but no one plays the game much. when i lived in rochester i played with all the greats, seigel, hubbard, crane, miz, hopkins, cranfield, and all the top players.im 59 now and have been fighting cancer since last oct. i am doing very well even on the chemo. my passion is pool and fishing and i do both every day! i dont let this get me down! anyways....
i was at hamerheads billiards last monday night. it is a new room in holiday fla. on rt 19. a beautiful place with 26 dimond tables. correy duell is the house pro! i just got done playing some 9ball with cuban brian and started playing some straight for pratice. a young kid on the next table was watching and ask to rack the balls for me. i said come on ill play you a game...i broke, he missed and i ran 154. i had a 180 last year but that was before i got sick.
so that is my story, thanks for bareing with me.
i love your forum! you must be very deticated to take on all this for these guys! thanks again and please add me to your list...pat howey

TheOne
06-11-2007, 06:48 AM
i look at this thread all the time! i know of most of the better players but dont get to play them much anymore since i move from rochester ny to clearwarer fla. i play mostly one pocket now but when i pratice, witch is every day, i play straight pool.
i play a lot with howard vickery and cm lee. i gambled 14.1 with richey richerdson and tony crosby down here but no one plays the game much. when i lived in rochester i played with all the greats, seigel, hubbard, crane, miz, hopkins, cranfield, and all the top players.im 59 now and have been fighting cancer since last oct. i am doing very well even on the chemo. my passion is pool and fishing and i do both every day! i dont let this get me down! anyways....
i was at hamerheads billiards last monday night. it is a new room in holiday fla. on rt 19. a beautiful place with 26 dimond tables. correy duell is the house pro! i just got done playing some 9ball with cuban brian and started playing some straight for pratice. a young kid on the next table was watching and ask to rack the balls for me. i said come on ill play you a game...i broke, he missed and i ran 154. i had a 180 last year but that was before i got sick.
so that is my story, thanks for bareing with me.
i love your forum! you must be very deticated to take on all this for these guys! thanks again and please add me to your list...pat howey

fantastic run Pat! Im pleased u got so much from the list, it's not easy to update all the time but I enjoy it mostly. The sad thing is I havent played more than a hand full of games of 14.1 since January and its tough listening to all these runs, I hope to find a decent pool hall VERY soon!

Say Hi to TonyC for me, ask him if he know where the bar is for me please? :)

poolshark52
06-11-2007, 12:32 PM
i see tony sometimes on wensday nite at strokers 9ball turny. thanks for the reply!

selftaut
06-11-2007, 12:44 PM
i look at this thread all the time! i know of most of the better players but dont get to play them much anymore since i move from rochester ny to clearwarer fla. i play mostly one pocket now but when i pratice, witch is every day, i play straight pool.
i play a lot with howard vickery and cm lee. i gambled 14.1 with richey richerdson and tony crosby down here but no one plays the game much. when i lived in rochester i played with all the greats, seigel, hubbard, crane, miz, hopkins, cranfield, and all the top players.im 59 now and have been fighting cancer since last oct. i am doing very well even on the chemo. my passion is pool and fishing and i do both every day! i dont let this get me down! anyways....
i was at hamerheads billiards last monday night. it is a new room in holiday fla. on rt 19. a beautiful place with 26 dimond tables. correy duell is the house pro! i just got done playing some 9ball with cuban brian and started playing some straight for pratice. a young kid on the next table was watching and ask to rack the balls for me. i said come on ill play you a game...i broke, he missed and i ran 154. i had a 180 last year but that was before i got sick.
so that is my story, thanks for bareing with me.
i love your forum! you must be very deticated to take on all this for these guys! thanks again and please add me to your list...pat howey

Hi Pat , I think I remember you, did you come down to North Adams, Mass. back in the early 90's and play with us in the Eastern States 14.1 Tourney? Mike Zuglan won the tourney , I am sure it was you there , you ran 200 in practice!

Kevin Vidal

NickvdBerg
06-11-2007, 01:33 PM
Nice first post,

293 last week :) personal record.

scratched on break ball

Steve Lipsky
06-11-2007, 01:58 PM
Nice first post,

293 last week :) personal record.

scratched on break ball

Congrats Nick! Awesome run!

- Steve

TheOne
06-11-2007, 02:19 PM
Nice first post,

293 last week :) personal record.

scratched on break ball

Wicked to have u here nick, well done m8

Hope you and Niels gonna take up your world 14.1 spots this year?

poolshark52
06-12-2007, 07:22 AM
Hi Pat , I think I remember you, did you come down to North Adams, Mass. back in the early 90's and play with us in the Eastern States 14.1 Tourney? Mike Zuglan won the tourney , I am sure it was you there , you ran 200 in practice!

Kevin Vidal

i remember that place up in the hills!all the tables were different! i played good on only one, the second table in, ran 130 and out. we had a ring game one night that was fun then went to the bar and got drunk! good week end! thanks for remembering!

selftaut
06-12-2007, 07:40 AM
i remember that place up in the hills!all the tables were different! i played good on only one, the second table in, ran 130 and out. we had a ring game one night that was fun then went to the bar and got drunk! good week end! thanks for remembering!

Yes Pat thats the tourney!! funny I was looking at some pics we took at that tourney some 6 months ago when going thru some old pool stuff and I have a group pic of players and I said to myself "hey there is Pat Howey". Pic of You , Me , Bill Dunsmore , Mike Zuglan , Bob Darigis , and some others , can't remember the rest right now , Jack Callavita and Carlos Viara maybe , wish you well my friend and nice to hear from you!

Kev

Jimmy M.
06-19-2007, 08:34 PM
Steve Lipsky's high run this year can't be 99. Steve, didn't you run one-twenty-or-thirty-something not too long ago? For all I know it's much higher for this year but I sort of remember you posting about a run in the 120's or 130's.

TheOne
06-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Steve Lipsky's high run this year can't be 99. Steve, didn't you run one-twenty-or-thirty-something not too long ago? For all I know it's much higher for this year but I sort of remember you posting about a run in the 120's or 130's.

I think he's just treasing us Jimmy, he's gonna run that 200 on Dec 31st for sure!

Can u post a pic of your new table mate, Ive forgotten what a pool table looks like! :(

Jimmy M.
06-19-2007, 08:56 PM
I think he's just treasing us Jimmy, he's gonna run that 200 on Dec 31st for sure!

Can u post a pic of your new table mate, Ive forgotten what a pool table looks like! :(

http://members.cox.net/jadame/gabriels-table.jpg

TheOne
06-20-2007, 06:13 PM
http://members.cox.net/jadame/gabriels-table.jpg

Looks awesome mate, gotta be the best table out there, perfect for 14.1.

This is my table currently! :eek:

DJKeys
06-24-2007, 04:27 PM
Ran a 32 today! Hope I can get to 50 before the end of the year.

TheOne
06-24-2007, 05:03 PM
Ran a 32 today! Hope I can get to 50 before the end of the year.

Fantastic! That's what this whole thing is about, beating PBs not being top of the heap (oh well maybe but def secondry).

Great to see its getting so many people playing this GREAT game, we might even get 100 runners before the end of the year, and who knows a 300 or 400 high run? :eek:

Updated list, good luck on the 50.

boozebag
06-27-2007, 10:39 AM
Just started playing this recently, i managed a run of 59 today, i broke the pack and the white got completely surrounded by balls leaving no shot, is this mostly unlucky or is it a bad shot guys? Also i had a 76 run yesterday but it was on an eight foot table, does this count?

Thanks guys ( I am really enjoying the straight pool)

TheOne
06-27-2007, 03:11 PM
Just started playing this recently, i managed a run of 59 today, i broke the pack and the white got completely surrounded by balls leaving no shot, is this mostly unlucky or is it a bad shot guys? Also i had a 76 run yesterday but it was on an eight foot table, does this count?

Thanks guys ( I am really enjoying the straight pool)

Congrats, updated.

I've added the 59 as I can't honestly remember what the consensus was on 8fts? If somebody reminds me I will add the 76, sorry I think I'm getting old the memory is going! :(

Jimmy M.
06-28-2007, 03:02 AM
Looks awesome mate, gotta be the best table out there, perfect for 14.1.

This is my table currently! :eek:

Looks like a nice room with plenty of open space around the tables. :)

selftaut
06-28-2007, 03:07 AM
Congrats, updated.

I've added the 59 as I can't honestly remember what the consensus was on 8fts? If somebody reminds me I will add the 76, sorry I think I'm getting old the memory is going! :(

just to help ya out, yes you have been adding the 8ft scores.

TheOne
06-29-2007, 01:25 PM
Looks like a nice room with plenty of open space around the tables. :)

Yes very client friendly :)

Thanks selftaut, added 8ft run, Im insane, its official :)

Flettir
06-29-2007, 02:27 PM
Just found this today, will start to play 14.1 again and get a score for you soon.
A long time ago when Mike Davis (151) was a teenager I used to play with him. My best at that time was 67 and we would play. His best at that time was 34. I had not talked to him for a very long time and I talked to him early this year and he asked what mine was. I told him I had not play 14.1 in years. He said his best was 151. Looks like I have to go practice to get ahead of him again.
And because he is someone I know so well, he is still my Dark Horse for the upcoming 14.1 championships.

alinco
06-29-2007, 06:22 PM
Just found this today, will start to play 14.1 again and get a score for you soon.
A long time ago when Mike Davis (151) was a teenager I used to play with him. My best at that time was 67 and we would play. His best at that time was 34. I had not talked to him for a very long time and I talked to him early this year and he asked what mine was. I told him I had not play 14.1 in years. He said his best was 151. Looks like I have to go practice to get ahead of him again.
And because he is someone I know so well, he is still my Dark Horse for the upcoming 14.1 championships.

Sounds like you last talked with Mike about 3 months ago. He posted a 179 and then a 239 about 5 weeks ago!

Flettir
06-30-2007, 07:16 AM
Looks like I have really got to do some major practicing.

shag_fu
06-30-2007, 08:16 AM
new high run for myself at 25. I got outta line in the 2nd rack trying to get a good pattern to get to the next break ball. was playin someone else and it was off their break.

hobokenapa
06-30-2007, 08:34 PM
It's good to be back, not been here for a while:)

Anyway, just to say I run a 55 in May, so that should move me out of the relegation places :)

Hit Man
07-01-2007, 07:07 AM
This is my third year learning straight pool, before that mostly 8 and 9 ball. on Friday I fell into stroke and ran 96 balls.(personal best prior to that was 52) Part way into my 7th rack after an hour and a half, I had to stop from bad lower back pain. Spent the next day home from work with an ice pack:(

Krassi
07-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Just found this thread. I made 91 in January.

Greetings from Germany.

TheOne
07-02-2007, 09:30 PM
list updated, let me know if missed anyone not so easy to keep on top of it travelling.

79 entries and 6 months gone, we gonna have any 300s this year?
How many more will break 100?
Will Steve L, JimmyM, or BJ break 200?
WillWIllie ever find a table that isn't tighter than a nuns...err values? :confused:
Will I ever get to play pool again, will US Airways (AKA shisters ever find my lost cues?! :mad: )?

Stay tuned, all will be revealed in the next 6 months folks! :D

Steve Lipsky
07-07-2007, 08:53 PM
118. Since Mr. Riley showed up in NY, he's lit a fire under me. I'm playing with a purpose and a rhythm I haven't had in quite a while.

Thanks Craig! If you stick around a few more months, I know I'd break 200 lol :).

- Steve

TheOne
07-08-2007, 10:07 AM
118. Since Mr. Riley showed up in NY, he's lit a fire under me. I'm playing with a purpose and a rhythm I haven't had in quite a while.

Thanks Craig! If you stick around a few more months, I know I'd break 200 lol :).

- Steve

For those that don't know I played Steve the other day race to 200. I missed an easy ball at about 30 balls and then I only got one half chance at a tricky combo into the side in the next 130 balls, inc a great run of about 90 by Steve. The level dropped a bit after this and we shared the next poinst with steve winning 200 to about 100. Steve then ran 118 yesterday!

Steve played great, hope we can play again this weekend Steve and I'm probably almost as dissapointed as you that you wont be playing this week. I think the true top 14.1 enthusiasts should be in this new world champs first and foremost.

Big Perm
07-09-2007, 03:02 PM
Actually got to play some straight this weekend, I had a run of 18....at this rate, I might get to 30 by the end of the year :D
Just not that many people that play around here :(
After getting up two games in straight, played one-pocket for three hours...went from running 10+ balls every time at the table to pocketing a ball about every third shot :confused:

Anyway, up to 18....next stop, 100 :p

JamieDoellinger
07-11-2007, 04:17 PM
I am new to the game of 14.1, and instantly became seduced by it.
This past weekend, i played my first 5 sets of 14.1 and my high run (now my career high) is 35.
Not bad for a beginner of the game, and coming back from being away from the table for over 2 months (to enjoy the summer with my kids).

plague
07-16-2007, 01:31 AM
256 march '07

TheOne
07-20-2007, 08:17 AM
Updated, sorry about delay was playing in worlds and travelling home.

Welcome Mr Alex L! :)

mnorwood
08-03-2007, 02:35 PM
55 is the new high run.:) I polished the rack and the broke a heck of alot better.

pooladdict
08-03-2007, 04:22 PM
This year i have hardly played any straight pool at all, but decided to give it a go, and played a short race to 100 today.

Ran 76, broke the pack open, but the white ended up very funny.

I had the options of either go for a difficult cross bank to the center pocket or try a jump shot.

Since I would have used the jump stick to make ball nr 77, I knew that my new expected high run of 783 would never be approved as a new world record by the very much respected 14-1 purists Blackjack and sjm. ;)

I therefore decided to go for the more difficult cross bank, and missed.

Oh well, at least I am on the list now.

TheOne
08-08-2007, 02:16 AM
Lots of updates added, sorry about the delay but back in reality now and back to work sadly!

Well done everyone.

Solartje
08-08-2007, 08:11 AM
made a 27 this summer during my vacation with a sticky housecue, a short and slippers. (15/07/07)

my table is almost finished, so starting from then ill be playing LOADS of 14-1, recording everything and ill be posting a good break before the end of this year. (good = +30 :p )

AZE
08-08-2007, 07:23 PM
Ran 29 a few months back in my first straight pool game for money :)

Blackjack
08-11-2007, 07:31 PM
FINALLY....

Blackjack has come back ....

to the land of triple digits!

Ran 128 today - it wasn't a pretty 128 - but damn it felt so good to get past the 7th rack again!

I also had a very interesting and exciting break ball - I will diagram it later on... My heart stopped when I made that shot.

Tom In Cincy
08-11-2007, 10:00 PM
FINALLY....

Blackjack has come back ....

to the land of triple digits!

Ran 128 today - it wasn't a pretty 128 - but damn it felt so good to get past the 7th rack again!

I also had a very interesting and exciting break ball - I will diagram it later on... My heart stopped when I made that shot.

Gongrats David. Well done and like they say.. .the uglist 128 is still Wonderful

my high run is 47

Jimmy M.
08-12-2007, 01:33 AM
I increased my 133 by 10 a couple days ago. When I got through the 10th rack I thought I might never miss ... then I ran 3 more balls. Hah!

Blackjack
08-12-2007, 05:08 AM
I increased my 133 by 10 a couple days ago. When I got through the 10th rack I thought I might never miss ... then I ran 3 more balls. Hah!

ROTFLMAO!

Jimmy, I did the same thing! After I made the break shot (127) - I look over at my girlfriend and I say ... "I'm finally going to break my high run for the year, which is 141." lol...

After sinking the break ball, I had a wide open table, with the exception of a semi-tough 4-6 combo that was the only cluster ... so I went for it - and it rattled in the jaws. lol... I was pissed because other than that I had a wide open table and a break ball sitting perfectly - I couldn't have placed it in a better spot with my hands.

FWIW, it was good to get back to runningsome high numbers. Since leaving El Paso in April, I have been fighting the sticky tables here in Florida. This is only the second 100+ run I have had since moving back here - I had a 109 back in May.

Here is a diagram of my unbelievable break shot... I was at 112... and came up WAYYYYYYYY short on my position ... and I was left with this...

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4AChA4BMLx3CCpA4DCYe4EFCe3FCxe4GBKP3HAMB3IAUe3JF bd4KDnP3LBjP3MEMO4NBJl3OBal4PXFV@

I had seen this shot before, but I had never tried it or had the opportunity to try it... the trick is to send the two into the stack and have it deflect back into the corner pocket. When I shot it, the 2 actually leaped off the table and flew into the pocket! I am going to try to set it up again and post in on youtube...

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4AChA4BMLx3CCpA4DCYe4EFCe3FCxe4GBKP3HAMB3IAUe3JF bd4KDnP3LBjP3MEMO4NBJl3OBal4PXFV4VMLx4VGYM4Vcpp4Vc pp4kXFV4kOwp4kOgq@

Big Perm
08-13-2007, 08:46 AM
Played a little straight this weekend, up to 21 :(

Oh well, will keep trying....

Blackjack, congrats on your run.....good to hear you talk about runs in the 100's, helps one keep the faith :D

Also, nice break shot off the rack, gotta see that one next time you are around :)

Jimmy M.
08-13-2007, 01:08 PM
Hi Blackjack. I've seen that break-shot, but never from that severe of an angle. From the diagram it looks like you were shooting it pretty much straight at the stack.

Steve Lipsky
08-27-2007, 12:36 PM
Hey Craig... got my new contact prescription and immediately ran a 134 :).

Looking forward to being able to see again! Hope all is well, sir.

- Steve

Blackjack
08-27-2007, 12:41 PM
Hey Craig... got my new contact prescription and immediately ran a 134 :).

Looking forward to being able to see again! Hope all is well, sir.

- Steve

Nice! My appointment is on the 5th of September! Lookout!

TheOne
09-03-2007, 03:27 AM
List updated, sorry for delay back in the real world of work now sadly! :(

Doesn't look like I'll hit another ball in anger until the new year either! :eek:

Congrats too all on new high runs, great numbers

sjm
09-05-2007, 07:03 PM
Hey Craig... got my new contact prescription and immediately ran a 134 :).

Looking forward to being able to see again! Hope all is well, sir.

- Steve

Nice going, Steve.

Williebetmore
09-05-2007, 08:04 PM
Nice run for Steve.

I just improved my high run to 64 today; ended by jawing out a nearly impossible break shot (got the pack open though). It was in a game to 75; I started down 21-0, but rallied when I finally got to the table. I was desperately hoping to run out the game; that would definitely have been a first.

alinco
09-05-2007, 08:10 PM
Nice run for Steve.

I just improved my high run to 64 today; ended by jawing out a nearly impossible break shot (got the pack open though). It was in a game to 75; I started down 21-0, but rallied when I finally got to the table. I was desperately hoping to run out the game; that would definitely have been a first.

Yikes! So much for our 57 deadlock! I hope to break my 57 soon. Our league started tonight and I muddled my way to a win posting a mere 30 on the way. Ed Deska is in fine form with a 55 and out in his match.

Andy

Williebetmore
09-06-2007, 05:15 AM
Yikes! So much for our 57 deadlock! I hope to break my 57 soon. Our league started tonight and I muddled my way to a win posting a mere 30 on the way. Ed Deska is in fine form with a 55 and out in his match.

Andy

Andy,
My game is definitely improving by leaps and bounds; advice from Steve Lipsky and Ed Deska has helped significantly - you may blame Ed for losing a place on the AZB list.

I'm taking a long weekend trip to Mark Wilson's Billiard Bullpen near St. Louis; so I'll get a few days to play on some tables with generous pockets (none like that available here in Indy). I'm hoping I have time to make an attempt on a high run while I'm there....my goal for the year is to stay ahead of "alinco" (I'm thinking John Schmidt's 293 mark may be a bit out of my reach:) :) ).

TheOne
09-06-2007, 05:25 AM
update u star!

I notice you pipped sjm by 1, I wonder if that was your real target? ;)

Williebetmore
09-06-2007, 07:21 AM
update u star!

I notice you pipped sjm by 1, I wonder if that was your real target? ;)

TheVerySlimDigit,
WOW!!! I haven't actually looked at the list (not that it is not a vitally important list of critcal significance to the success of modern civilization). I guess this just proves that high run for a single year is not a true indication of relative skill level.

Since the WPBA Peoria tournament was cancelled (sjm always travelled out for it as a guest of one of the players), I very much miss my yearly match-up with him (and the attendant lesson). Perhaps he'll be alarmed by this development and come back to Indy for a re-match.

Steve Lipsky
09-06-2007, 01:52 PM
Nice run for Steve.

I just improved my high run to 64 today; ended by jawing out a nearly impossible break shot (got the pack open though). It was in a game to 75; I started down 21-0, but rallied when I finally got to the table. I was desperately hoping to run out the game; that would definitely have been a first.

Great run Don! I'm really happy for you!

Steve Lipsky
09-06-2007, 02:10 PM
Nice! My appointment is on the 5th of September! Lookout!

Blackjack,

Did you get a new prescription? Have you had a chance to play? Wondering if you've run any 700s since yesterday :p !

- Steve

Williebetmore
09-06-2007, 02:41 PM
Great run Don! I'm really happy for you!

Steve,
Thanks; but really it could have been better. The first 3 1/2 racks really had no super tough shots; I worked through the balls fairly easily with little risk. At 50 I broke the balls very well (I had the perfect break shot with close position), and the balls spread out nicely. I had only a little trouble - a combo on the foot rail (of the type that is off angle and missable, I think most would prefer to break it apart than shoot it - I ended up shooting it and making it), a "set of twins" in the rack (those 2 balls right next to each other that don't go anywhere but in the far head rail corners), and NO break shot.

Because my previous high was 57 I abandoned my usual strategy of taking care of trouble first, then manufacturing a break ball. I just pocketed the open balls (8 or 9 of them), then shot the combo, then shot one of the twins. The best that I could end up with was a below the rack breaker that required a lot of draw to even hit the pack (with whitey within a half inch of the rail - diagrammed below). Oddly enough I jawed the breakshot, clipped the corner ball and got a shockingly excellent spread (for my table, where the pack does not open easily - but of course I used the Breedlove "Flamethrower" stroke for the shot - it makes a lot of noise:) ). I almost wish I would have missed it badly (as I expected). If I hadn't needed the open balls to beat my high run, I would have played that rack VERY differently.

Hell, I'm starting to think that 100 might even be possible (assuming I take care of my health, and can live another 40 or 50 years).

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4ABBl4BCYB3CCpA4DCYe4EFCe3FCxe4GBKP3HAMB3IAUe3JF bd4KDnP3LBjP3MEMO4NHgh3OBal3PacN@

robertno1pool
09-06-2007, 03:09 PM
Nice run for Steve.

I just improved my high run to 64 today; ended by jawing out a nearly impossible break shot (got the pack open though). It was in a game to 75; I started down 21-0, but rallied when I finally got to the table. I was desperately hoping to run out the game; that would definitely have been a first.

Very impressive.

You have me beat for the year, but I am still going to try and catch you!

dmgwalsh
09-07-2007, 09:41 AM
I was able to best my high run of 2007 with a whopping 38 last night. The 20s and 30s are coming more frequently but I'm afraid I won't be getting into Betmore territory anytime soon.

Krisz
09-07-2007, 09:43 AM
Greetings to all You straight pool lovers!

I fell in love with the game about 15 years ago. I've been struggling with it though, ever since I had an almost mystic experience running 101 after only three years of pool - ending a race to a 100 in the second inning.

I'm probably the worst player to ever have done this...but I hope I'll prove to be worth it some day...;)

I started playing like once a week this year after a couple of years with little pool in mind. So far, I settled for 40 a few weeks ago - first inning, but lost the match...:(

My goal is to reach fifty by the end of the year, improve on consistency and maybe get close to century next year.
So I'll jump in at 40 - hope there's more to come...
Krisz

Reaper114
09-07-2007, 04:04 PM
Getting back into the swing of things after a week put me down for a 77 :)

TheOne
09-12-2007, 06:42 AM
We have a new video!!!

dmgwalsh nice 38 linked from main list, enjoy.

More videos needed!

OneArmed
09-14-2007, 12:34 PM
I hit my career high run of 38...

I'm setting a goal of 50 by the end of the year :)

Solartje
09-30-2007, 10:56 AM
theone,

pascal budo from belgium just run a 156. not to chumpy.

Gerry
10-01-2007, 05:38 AM
bump me up to 84 yesterday. thats too close to 100!!! it doesn't hurt like 50 or 60 and miss, but 84 and not getting to 100 REALLY REALLY irks me.....can you tell? :D

thanx, Gerry

Steve Lipsky
10-01-2007, 06:55 AM
Nice run Gerry... keep it up!

Solartje
10-02-2007, 09:50 AM
We have a new video!!!

dmgwalsh nice 38 linked from main list, enjoy.

More videos needed!

craig, i cant seem to load the video...
i got "can't find server" error
did u post the correct link?

TheOne
10-02-2007, 05:52 PM
Worked for me Sol :confused:

Added u Gerry, nice run

Solartje
10-03-2007, 07:57 AM
Worked for me Sol :confused:

Added u Gerry, nice run

its working now :) probably just the server being down.
8 days till serge das places my table. ive got the camera ready!!

CAN't wait to play!! especially since the 14-1 state championship and national championship will start in 2weeks!

greats 14-1 adicts!

mjantti
10-08-2007, 04:22 PM
Yuck. I currently stand at 59 this year. So after a few months of all-9ball-and-no-straightpool-makes-jack-a-dull-boy, I played an hour, ran 58. Next session I played for an hour and a half, ran 55 and missed a long break shot and soon after I ran 57 and missed because of a massive skid on a thin cut on an almost open table. I even played a touch of outside english to avoid the skid... sigh. I feel that the century is coming, but somehow the runs end too soon.

Just wanted to vent a bit, now back to the practice table :) No updating for me required... grrr. :rolleyes:

Blackjack
10-14-2007, 04:33 AM
In the main forum, they are reporting that John Schmidt ran a 403 on Saturday... I guess he is now going to be called Mr. 403 ! lol... This means that he will probably take the Azbilliards Straight Pool High Run title 2 years in a row. He definitely should get a plaque or something... 2 Az Straight Pool high run titles, and a US Open... What a hack this guy turned out to be! :D :D :D

jondrums
10-23-2007, 12:13 AM
YES!

Last night I managed a fairly pretty (for me) 17. I made position on the break ball twice, and broke the pack perfectly both times. The second time, I had to manufacture a break ball toward the end of the run! That's only the second time in my life I've ever successfully manufactured a break ball AND got position on it... The run ended by bobbling a fairly easy shot (like many of my "runs").

I couldn't help but post it - I'm jazzed about straight pool right now.

jon

TheOne
10-23-2007, 02:18 AM
YES!

Last night I managed a fairly pretty (for me) 17. I made position on the break ball twice, and broke the pack perfectly both times. The second time, I had to manufacture a break ball toward the end of the run! That's only the second time in my life I've ever successfully manufactured a break ball AND got position on it... The run ended by bobbling a fairly easy shot (like many of my "runs").

I couldn't help but post it - I'm jazzed about straight pool right now.

jon

That's just as good as Johns 403 to me jondrums, the whole point of this list is to get people passionate about 14.1 and beat there own pb. Doesn't matter which end of the list u are, its great u are still trying hard and working to improve, hope u beat it again soon.

chilli66
10-31-2007, 01:18 AM
Why haven't I read this before? Fascinating stuff!

I know it's about as low as it can get but I played my first ever game of Straight Pool last week & managed to run the 1st rack but messed up on the break ball. So 14 is my starting point, but I'm not going to let it stay there! This game is too good!!:D

Blackjack
10-31-2007, 06:26 AM
Craig

put me down for a 149 - October 14

efirkey
11-10-2007, 07:38 PM
I ran a 77 today in a league match. I just started playing straight pool again a couple of weeks ago because of the league. It has literally been a decade since I last played straight pool because no one plays it. They all want to play 9 ball. I love straight pool. I wish it was the "in" game.

CreeDo
11-11-2007, 11:26 AM
so 149 is your all-time high blackjack? congrats.
NOT 150 THOUGH SO THE OTHER GUY CAME BACK AND WON.


..just kidding, I'm an ass. Very nice.

wtf@mister 403. Give this guy a big financial incentive and I bet he'd become mister 600.

DavidHaynes
11-15-2007, 10:06 AM
Put me down for a new high of 22.

I am just getting to the point were am am getting runs of 10+ regularly.

I do not think I will ever play 9-ball again.

8-ball is still enjoyable, but straight pool is the way to go.

Blackjack
12-02-2007, 09:12 AM
so 149 is your all-time high blackjack? congrats.
NOT 150 THOUGH SO THE OTHER GUY CAME BACK AND WON.


..just kidding, I'm an ass. Very nice.

wtf@mister 403. Give this guy a big financial incentive and I bet he'd become mister 600.

My high run is 212.

Of any player currently out there today, I believe that John Schmidt has the ability to get to 600+, as do Thorsten Hohmann, Ralf Souquet, and this hack in Germany named Thomas Engert that ran a 492 a few years ago (he ran 492 on extremely tough equipment).

Most of my recent high runs have just been run in practice - some days I get up into triple didgits, some days I am like everybody else and can't put together much more than 30 or so. Yesterday I met with Az member "Bluesteel" and we played some 14.1 on an 8 footer with EXTREMELY slow slow slow cloth - I was able to put together a 40 something - only because of the big side pockets. I haven't been playing for the last week or so because of a bad case of the flu, plus a hectic instruction schedule.

Today I'll be back on a big table and hopefully I can move the balls a little better on the faster cloth.

Blackjack
12-08-2007, 06:30 AM
Danny Harriman ran a 280 - Scottster says they caught this one on tape.

Congrats to Danny!

stevekur1
12-16-2007, 11:49 AM
I Ran a 119 in november. my personal best. my previous high run was a 89

DJKeys
12-19-2007, 05:13 PM
I just ran 35 last week. Next year, 50 for sure!

Solartje
12-22-2007, 11:06 AM
i run a 16+17... :(
as i dont have enough room i had to jack up and use the short cue on the 17th ball and missed a straight in hanger because of it. if the wall wouldnt have been there, it would have been a nice 34 run and my record on a 9fter....

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=09vDCXhm64c

jimmyp
12-27-2007, 10:57 AM
i look at this thread all the time! i know of most of the better players but dont get to play them much anymore since i move from rochester ny to clearwarer fla. i play mostly one pocket now but when i pratice, witch is every day, i play straight pool.
i play a lot with howard vickery and cm lee. i gambled 14.1 with richey richerdson and tony crosby down here but no one plays the game much. when i lived in rochester i played with all the greats, seigel, hubbard, crane, miz, hopkins, cranfield, and all the top players.im 59 now and have been fighting cancer since last oct. i am doing very well even on the chemo. my passion is pool and fishing and i do both every day! i dont let this get me down! anyways....
i was at hamerheads billiards last monday night. it is a new room in holiday fla. on rt 19. a beautiful place with 26 dimond tables. correy duell is the house pro! i just got done playing some 9ball with cuban brian and started playing some straight for pratice. a young kid on the next table was watching and ask to rack the balls for me. i said come on ill play you a game...i broke, he missed and i ran 154. i had a 180 last year but that was before i got sick.
so that is my story, thanks for bareing with me.
i love your forum! you must be very deticated to take on all this for these guys! thanks again and please add me to your list...pat howey


I know Pat very well. I have spent most of my life in Rochester, NY and I can attest to the fact that he is incredibly good at Straight Pool. More important than his great ability ..... Pat Howey (PoolShark52) has the "Class" that I wish more people had. He is always a gentleman and never tries to take advantage of anyone ... no matter a person's ability or talent range. Pat has been battling a sickness for about a year and a half and if anyone can beat this disease ..... I know that he is the guy that can do it. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Derby City Classic ...... especially Pat Howey.

Blackjack
12-27-2007, 12:00 PM
I know Pat very well. I have spent most of my life in Rochester, NY and I can attest to the fact that he is incredibly good at Straight Pool. More important than his great ability ..... Pat Howey (PoolShark52) has the "Class" that I wish more people had. He is always a gentleman and never tries to take advantage of anyone ... no matter a person's ability or talent range. Pat has been battling a sickness for about a year and a half and if anyone can beat this disease ..... I know that he is the guy that can do it. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Derby City Classic ...... especially Pat Howey.


I agree with you Jimmy! Pat is a great player and one hell of a nice guy. I saw him a few months ago and he looked great!

Pat if you read this - keep up the good fight! You're in our prayers!

marek
01-03-2008, 01:16 AM
Hi!
I assume this should count towards 2008 AZ straight pool challenge but as there is no such thread yet I post it here. 77 ball run yesterday ended by a missed combo after bad position (I have chosen bad pattern - too much risk+no insurance ball). Not a bad start of the year though! :D

TheOne
01-03-2008, 08:33 AM
Sorry guys will catch up with this list when return to the UK end of January.

Currently in Asia chilling out!

Blackjack
01-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Sorry guys will catch up with this list when return to the UK end of January.

Currently in Asia chilling out!


Hey dude, its 2008 - this thread should be history.

John Schmidt wins with a 403.

dmgwalsh
02-01-2008, 08:46 AM
Sorry guys will catch up with this list when return to the UK end of January.

Currently in Asia chilling out!

Welcome back to the world, if you are back.

Snowing like hell here in Chicago.

I already beat my 38 of last year with a stunning 39 for 2008:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6998020963812604187

At this rate I should get a 50 by the time I am 69.:D

Williebetmore
02-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Welcome back to the world, if you are back.

Snowing like hell here in Chicago.

I already beat my 38 of last year with a stunning 39 for 2008:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6998020963812604187

At this rate I should get a 50 by the time I am 69.:D

DMG,
Yes, it is certainly getting harder to shoot our ages.

I have a 41 and a 38 in the SAME GAME this year (I LOST THE FREAKING GAME). Pro was going to 250 and I was going to 95........losing sucks.:mad:

jondrums
02-06-2008, 01:22 AM
Hey guys, I ran a 24 Tonight!!! that's quite a bit better than my previous best of 17. I'm very excited - a great way to start the new year off.
Jon

selftaut
02-06-2008, 01:49 AM
DMG,
Yes, it is certainly getting harder to shoot our ages.

I have a 41 and a 38 in the SAME GAME this year (I LOST THE FREAKING GAME). Pro was going to 250 and I was going to 95........losing sucks.:mad:

Willie.....OUCH!!

I guess I just have to ask....did you have a chance at the rest:confused:

or err ummm...you don't want to talk about it:rolleyes:

Williebetmore
02-06-2008, 09:35 AM
Willie.....OUCH!!

I guess I just have to ask....did you have a chance at the rest:confused:

or err ummm...you don't want to talk about it:rolleyes:

ST,
Actually I played well. The pro starts out at -250 and I start out at +5 and we both play to 100 (it's our league format). I was ahead 46 to -228; and then again at 84 to - 125. I made another 7 ball run and got out of position. Never shot at more than a lone ball the rest of the match. Final score 100-91. I didn't miss another ball after my 38 (fouls and single balls cancelled each other out).

It is actually quite enjoyable competing against such players. We have played regularly for a couple of years; and recently I have been able to offer more competition. A month ago we had 3 games in one day end at 100-99, 100-99, and 100-91 (YES I LOST ALL 3, PLEASE DON'T TELL ANYONE).

There are things to be learned from pro's who have an avid interest in the finer points of the game. I usually think about halfway through each game, "damn, I'm lucky."

dmgwalsh
02-06-2008, 10:36 AM
ST,
Actually I played well. The pro starts out at -250 and I start out at +5 and we both play to 100 (it's our league format). I was ahead 46 to -228; and then again at 84 to - 125. I made another 7 ball run and got out of position. Never shot at more than a lone ball the rest of the match. Final score 100-91. I didn't miss another ball after my 38 (fouls and single balls cancelled each other out).

It is actually quite enjoyable competing against such players. We have played regularly for a couple of years; and recently I have been able to offer more competition. A month ago we had 3 games in one day end at 100-99, 100-99, and 100-91 (YES I LOST ALL 3, PLEASE DON'T TELL ANYONE).

There are things to be learned from pro's who have an avid interest in the finer points of the game. I usually think about halfway through each game, "damn, I'm lucky."


Willie: A couple of very solid runs in the same game and still end up on the short end. I guess the pro put you in jail the rest of the way.

Sounds very interesting. I predict you will hit the 100 mark this year. I may be a year early but it seems like you have a lot of plus 30s, some 40s, 50s and 60s.

We shall see.

Dennis
p.s. Dana is in town and he may come by the illinois billiard club Thursday, weather permitting.

Blackjack
02-06-2008, 11:09 AM
Willie: A couple of very solid runs in the same game and still end up on the short end. I guess the pro put you in jail the rest of the way.

Sounds very interesting. I predict you will hit the 100 mark this year. I may be a year early but it seems like you have a lot of plus 30s, some 40s, 50s and 60s.

We shall see.

Dennis
p.s. Dana is in town and he may come by the illinois billiard club Thursday, weather permitting.

Say hello to Dana for me!

Williebetmore
02-07-2008, 09:38 AM
Willie: A couple of very solid runs in the same game and still end up on the short end. I guess the pro put you in jail the rest of the way.

Sounds very interesting. I predict you will hit the 100 mark this year. I may be a year early but it seems like you have a lot of plus 30s, some 40s, 50s and 60s.

We shall see.

Dennis
p.s. Dana is in town and he may come by the illinois billiard club Thursday, weather permitting.

DMG,
Thanks for the kind sentiments; but 100 seems very far. I've just had one run in the 50's and one in the 60's. My game, however, is REALLY improving the past several weeks.

I have been very fortunate to fall in with a group of pro's who take an active interest in my game....as I improve towards mediocrity they seem to take more interest. My mission for the year is to run a 50 in competition with the pro on the trick Diamond table on which we usually play...that would be ultra-cool (though might adversely effect the monstrous handicap that I receive...my opponent HATES to lose, no matter the game or handicap).

TheOne
02-08-2008, 11:32 AM
ok closed this thread now and added new average score to 1st post.

A little down on last year but so many more players taking part!

I'm sure we can get it up this year, good luck everyone and well done!