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    15-balls in rotation runs.

    Pill pool used to be a popular game to play when I was much younger at the local hangout. The basics for four players: Each player has four pills that they keep secret until their ball is pocketed. If someone pockets your ball, you owe them a nickel. If you pocket your own, each player...
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    Anyone ever hit themselves with a cue stick?

    About a month ago, I got the experience that I described as being hit on the head with a cue. I pulled up to a hanging branch while mowing and tugged on it a few times before backing up. Turns out that during the tugging, I moved the end of the branches behind the mower. When I backed up...
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    WORLD 10 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 Sep 2021), Las Vegas, 9ft, Winner $35K

    Show the table during the break, and not focus on the player or their technique would be an improvement for the future.
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    Mike Massey Moved The Ball!

    Some players should have a referee present for every game they play in tournaments. During a SD state 3 man 9-ball tournament, a guy from Huron pulled a Fast one and continued shooting after a miss against a teammate. A ref was called for the rest of the match. At an ACUI tournament final of...
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    How much is the most you would pay to play in a Pool Tournment.

    In January of 1993, I was sent to Nashville to work for two weeks. As I was going through the downtown area, I saw a sign welcoming professional pool players, so I stopped in to check it out. The entry fee was $75, and spectator fees were about $20 per day for the weekend 9-ball T. I had...
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    Anyone else have a "Most Embarrassing" at the pool hall?

    Playing the 3/4 match in the State 8 ball B division. The score is tied at 2, and we are on the last game. I had two left, one one the rail, and the other about 10 inches from the rail with the cue ball in between them. I played a masse sending the second ball two rails around the corner to...
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    Corey invents again

    This shot happened about 8 to 10 years ago at the Four Bears Casino in ND.
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    What is Pool’s Equivalent of a Hole-In-One in Golf?

    In Darts, my equivalent would be going out on 180, on the sixth round. Wasn't all luck, but highly unlikely for me to throw a ton 80. My best pool match was a race to four. I lost the first two games after a grueling 45 minutes. Opp takes a bathroom break. I realize that I am not chewing...
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    Ruling question

    I stopped at a local 3 man 8 ball tournament yesterday. A question came up from a teammate of the A team I was rooting for. It was a tight match. Team J's 14 point lead after six games was reduced to 4 with two games left. Player J was at the table with three balls left, opponent's group...
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    Teflon coating on cloth

    The tables at the local Senior Center will hopefully be recovered soon after over a year trying to find someone to stop in to give a quote. Someone is stopping soon who posted in his ad that he uses a Teflon coated cloth. Interested in opinions about this type of cloth. Will it be thicker...
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    Mike Wheeler cue

    A friend of mine purchased a Mike Wheeler cue in 1991 from a dealer in San Antonio. I believe it is black with four points, but it has been over 25 years since I have seen it. He made a comment in an email last year that he would consider selling it. What kind of values do his cues have in...
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    Doubles Tournament question

    This situation happened to me this week. My partner and I won the first three matches in a small 8 team double elimination tournament. The race was to two games. We were in the hot seat and waiting for the survivor of the left side bracket. My partner had to leave. I was told that I...
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    Oxford Nebraska 9-Ball

    Does anyone remember going to the annual 9 ball tournament in Oxford, NE in the 80's (or 70's)? Oxford is a small town SW of Grand Island that used to host a nice sized 9 ball tournament. A friend of mine from Norfolk, NE participated in the mid 80's. Players were hosted by residents of the...
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    I related to Dagwood yesterday

    I liked the Blondie comic in yesterday's paper. I can relate to him when there is an unexpected time off from work and my wife is still working. My reaction is likely to find a pool table too.
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    What is this jump cue worth?

    I spotted a Lucasi Hybrid jump cue at a local pawn shop over six months ago. I could not take it apart, and it would only turn a little bit. The price tag is $90. About two months back, I stopped in a gain and asked a guy if he could take it apart. He looked at it and determined that it...