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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Which is weird because "supposedly" the APA National Headquarters sets the player's handicaps.....and numbers are numbers. It would seem logical that the only way APA handicaps would be off from region to region would be due to extreme, intentional sandbagging in certain regions, or very poor...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Exact same format as we used the last time I played BCA rules, but that's been quite a few years ago. That was back before they put the PL at the end of BCAPL. Maniac
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    How Does an APA 7 Go Down to a 6?

    She is better, but not glaringly so. I teach her a lot, but most of it doesn't "stick". She's 67 years old and didn't start playing until she was into her fifties. She's a Marine Corp veteran and a grandmother of nine. But she still wins only 50% of her matches, mostly against players of her own...
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    How Does an APA 7 Go Down to a 6?

    Relative to the OP or not, these are a few of my observations from playing in the APA leagues for 15 years: 1.) There are varying degrees of all the skill levels. As one example, there are strong SL5's, normal SL5's, and weak SL5's. This applies to all skill levels. The stronger of the skill...
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    If you could only play on bar box's in bars would you hang up your cue?

    Damn, I don't know what kind of bars you people have to go to, but.... I play league two nights a week in a medium-sized bar that has eight Valley bar boxes (3.5x7). The equipment is maintained well, Valley Cougar magnetic cue balls are used, plenty of space between tables, and everyone in the...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    One thing that I've learned in 15 years of league play is that you're gonna have nights like that every once in a while. I've had a night or two in the past where I laid awake most of the night wondering wtf happened. And it's never that I lost, it's always those easy shots I dogged to cause me...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    I've been shooting great the last few weeks.....and still getting my ass handed to me. I played a SL6 (I'm a SL5 in 8-ball and a SL7 in 9-ball) in 8-ball a couple weeks back and got "racklessed" 5-0. I got one shot at an 8-ball all night and missed running it all the way down the long rail w/cue...
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    Sportmanship question (let me put on my flack jacket....)

    Well....you have to have rules or the game of pool could turn into something like Caveman Basketball where everything is allowed. And, if there are rules they should be followed or what's the point of having rules to begin with. This thread has morphed into two separate discussions/scenarios...
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    Sportmanship question (let me put on my flack jacket....)

    I saw this happen one time too. Problem was....it was a friend of mine that pulled this BS. I lost quite a bit of respect for him after that move, especially since it wasn't nothing but an APA league match in an in-house league where everybody knew everybody. Maniac
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    Sportmanship question (let me put on my flack jacket....)

    There is nothing that can be done after the next shot is taken in most rule sets. Maniac
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    Sportmanship question (let me put on my flack jacket....)

    Yep. I totally agree. Maniac
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    Sportmanship question (let me put on my flack jacket....)

    I remember more than a few years ago we had a thread similar to this one. I also remember that in that thread I commented that unless I absolutely detested my opponent, I would surely warn him if he/she were about to shoot the wrong ball. I have since changed my mind. After literally years of...
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    Switching cues during match....Alex P.

    I was just watching a match (2014 U.S. Open 9-ball) with Alex Pagulayan playing Skyler Woodward. Early on in the match I noticed that Alex was intermittently changing his playing cues. He had four cues out....his breaker, his jump cue, and two different playing cues that he alternated with...
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    Past Derby City champions....no Earl???

    I pulled up the Derby City's website the other day to see the list of all the past champions and noticed that Earl Strickland has not won any event over the tournament's years. Does he not play in the Derby City Classic? Maniac (just curious)
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    Unreal Gareth Potts Chinese 9-ball show

    Kid Delicious, Steve Mizerak, Buddy Hall, Tony Ellin......the list can go on and on with overweight players that excelled at the game of pool. Maniac
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