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Roy Steffensen
05-15-2007, 04:31 AM
A friend of mine played some straight and made a run of 100 balls, but on the next ball, the 101, he scratched.

This was his highest run ever, but was it a 99 because of the scratch or did he break the magical 100? He gets 99 on the scorecard, but he did make 100, didn't he?

Blackjack
05-15-2007, 04:58 AM
Scratched on 101? I would count it as a hundred on a technicality. One question, though... When he was that far into the run - WHY - would he shoot the ball that would place him in danger of scratching? That makes no sense. He must have had other options.
:confused:

selftaut
05-15-2007, 05:42 AM
I would agree with Blackjack here , he DID run 100 , so yes he can say he ran 100 for bragging rights :) , but when his inning was done he had 99. If you were playing to 100 points then technically the game was over and he ran 100 and out, he didn't have to shoot at 101 , but maybe he continued the run to see how high he could go , then scratched on 101.

JayBates
05-15-2007, 12:00 PM
100 is an acomplishment regardless. he RAN 100 and scored 99 so his HIGH RUN is 100 imo. congrats to him....
Jay

End_Rail_Oneida
05-16-2007, 12:36 AM
Yes, he absolutely positively had a run of 100 balls...

CONGRATULATIONS!

But, I am curious as Blackjack is... How did he scratch?

bruin70
05-16-2007, 03:56 AM
he ran 100....the scratch only relates to scoring.

nick serdula
05-16-2007, 07:27 AM
It is 100. Can't take that away.
Nick :)

CreeDo
05-16-2007, 04:29 PM
how common are hundred ball runners in the usa? It seems like they're rare, but I've heard some players talk about them like it's as common as dirt to have run 100. I don't know anyone at my pool hall who has, and I almost feel like anyone who has ought to be famous, at least a little :P