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    Seeking advice - 9 or 10 players

    I host a monthly pool night in my basement. When we have 7 or less people, we play round robin format, 9-ball (21 games max). That works best because everyone gets to play each other, and the stats are great. Because of the time it takes to play, when we have 8, 9, or 10, we play...
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    Trick Shots on ESPN - lame

    Just throwing this out there: a full day of Trick Shots on ESPN - that is really a shame. I wonder what % of ESPN pool programming is dedicated to actual pool matches, vs. trick shots and speed pool? Doesn't help the industry, IMO. I'm sure there are many folks out there who really like...
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    Quick suggestion...

    If you own a room you should plug into this: http://places.google.com/ Gives you proper placement on google maps, and you can track popularity.
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    Custom Guitars and Pool Cues at Super Expo - who?

    I'm not ready right now to do this, but would like to look into it -- I'm very interested in the idea of having a custom pool cue and a custom electric guitar made from the same / similar material and source. I saw a display at SBE earlier this year and have been wishing I grabbed a card...
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    Unsolicited Review - Scott Lee

    Thought I'd give a testimonial for Scott Lee, who came over today to give me and my wife and pool lessons. We just got the lessons today, so I'm kind of at square one and should report back after I've practiced the drills and principles Scott taught us, but I will say that as far as lessons go...
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    Tournament spreadsheet template

    Hi all, I thought someone else might be able to make good use of a spreadsheet I use to keep track of Pool Night tournaments and all-time standings and head-to-head results. I've got a table in my basement and on the first Friday of the month we get together to shoot around. I used to have a...
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    PoolVids.com back online

    After much tinkering I've got PoolVids.com up and running again, using a totally different back-end which should make for better video quality and a more stable system. For anyone who hasn't seen it, PoolVids.com is a site dedicated to user-contributed home videos of pool playing. I started it...
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    PooVids.com status update

    PoolVids.com status update A member alerted me to the fact that their video did not successfully upload to PoolVids.com. Upon troubleshooting, I found 4 or 5 videos waiting the queue. I'm working with the data center where my server is hosted to correct the problem. Wanted to apologize to...
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    What would you do with this basement layout problem? (the dreaded pole)

    I've been mulling over my basement situation for a long time now. I'd appreciate your input. Here's the situation: Soon, I will be changing out the cloth on my table -- it's getting worn and I'm eager to switch to blue cloth. Inherent with this, I'm thinking about moving my table a bit while...
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    Question for League players (time investment)

    How many hours do you spend per week being part of a league (and which league?) For example, the APA team around me has it set up where you play one night per week, I believe starting at something like 7 or 7:30. (Maybe it's like that everywhere, I don't know). Curious as to how long...
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    Pool Industry Political Bickering

    Anyone else find this "bickering through PR" to be absurd? After playing casually in college (nearly 20 years ago now) I got the "pool bug" about a year ago, when I got a home table. I started researching, reading, buying DVDs, DVR'ing matches, (I even put up a user-contributed home-video...
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    New Run Out Radio?

    When is the next one coming out? Last episode they said they'd be back "next week" with a recap of SBE. Looking forward to that!
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    Wilkie beats SVB - SBE pic and vid!

    Just got back, saw Wilkie beat Van Boening in a great hill-hill match. I took some grainy vids which I'll post soon. Edit: here it is -- SVB vs Wilkie (winner's side semi-final) Also met Kid Delicious! I couldn't help but have such a broad smile. He is the genuine article. Really great...
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    February: $75 to best video

    I will pay (via PayPal) $75 to the best amateur pool video clip that gets uploaded to my site, PoolVids.com. By "best", I mean I will use my judgement to determine what video I personally like best. I simply prefer quality pool playing, of any kind. Practice or match play is OK, so long as...
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    PoolVids.com

    I've started up a site (completely free) for folks to contribute their homemade billiards videos. I hope to let people download them for burning onto their ipods, etc. I put up one video of me knocking balls around -- if you've got your own, please upload! :cool: http://www.poolvids.com/...
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