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Forum: Carom Billiards Yesterday, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
They are in violation of the UMB's regulations...

They are in violation of the UMB's regulations about international competitions. They aren't banned from billiards, just from UMB-sanctioned events. A Korean production company is staging tournaments...
Forum: Carom Billiards Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Bob Jewett
The original link had too many https. You can...

The original link had too many https. You can either edit them out of the location bar or use the finally fixed link in my post above.
Forum: Carom Billiards Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Kozoom article mentions 3 Americans, but it...

The Kozoom article mentions 3 Americans, but it looks like only Piedrabuena is suspended.

(The link above has been corrected and corrected again.)
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Bob Jewett
You may have needed a reference. Wikipedia seems...

You may have needed a reference. Wikipedia seems to be insistent about documentation, which I think is a good thing.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,667
Posted By Bob Jewett
Another advantage of the 3/4 joint is that it...

Another advantage of the 3/4 joint is that it does not put the joint where it rubs against your chin.
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe someone could look through the old issues...

Maybe someone could look through the old issues of NBN. The article must have been before July 2001 since that it when it was first copied to a now-defunct website. I don't know if the NBN article...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bob Jewett
The following exists as an attachment somewhere...

The following exists as an attachment somewhere on AZB but I couldn't track it down, so here is a copy. I don't have a date on the publication in NBN. I don't know who provided the spelling...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Bob Jewett
That can be all there is to it. Some give a...

That can be all there is to it. Some give a little money for each ball sunk. Some are only breaks -- you have to make the 9 or 10 on the break. The entry money accumulates week by week until someone...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Bob Jewett
Another way to keep the pot from getting too...

Another way to keep the pot from getting too large is to pay out minor prizes such as some amount per ball made.
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Billiard Palacade near Mission and Geneva is...

The Billiard Palacade near Mission and Geneva is reasonable but I don't know if there's any action there. Town and Country in Daly City is similar.

There is Tabletop Tap House (former Jillian's)...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-13-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Bob Jewett
Set up a video recorder. Record a session of...

Set up a video recorder. Record a session of maybe 30 shots (going through the rack twice) and note the Digicue results for each. Then go back and compare those results with the video.

When you...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-13-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bob Jewett
Since no one picked up on this.... Leon was...

Since no one picked up on this....

Leon was a no-cushion and behind the back (sometimes at the same time) specialist. Here is a thread that discusses him.
...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,428
Posted By Bob Jewett
Is it rack your own?

Is it rack your own?
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,516
Posted By Bob Jewett
I'll give them three years until 80% of Americans...

I'll give them three years until 80% of Americans have streaming services. The following survey is from a little over a year ago.

The CNBC All-American Economic Survey finds the nation living the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Bob Jewett
You don't have to be a member of FacePlant to see...

You don't have to be a member of FacePlant to see his page. Here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/Ned-Morris-Custom-Cues-and-Restoration-286065981535757/
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Bob Jewett
And do you have an apple tree in the yard from...

And do you have an apple tree in the yard from which the kids could knock ripe fruit if they had a long enough stick? :eek:

If the cue had been seriously mistreated it likely has some scars. Any...
Forum: Carom Billiards 07-11-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Bob Jewett
There are qualifiers to encourage local play but...

There are qualifiers to encourage local play but I think that there have been open entries for at least 20 years. At one time the national championship was a round robin from regional qualifiers and...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bob Jewett
So, nobody in the top 50 in the world? ...

So, nobody in the top 50 in the world?

Further, while Greenleaf did a fair amount of side-to-side fiddling on his warmups, the side spin shots I've seen in old newsreels on YouTube are pretty...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-11-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bob Jewett
Why don't you just answer the question by giving...

Why don't you just answer the question by giving a few pros that are the best examples of swooping strokes?
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-10-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bob Jewett
Who specifically?

Who specifically?
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,161
Posted By Bob Jewett
Oregon recently started allowing customers to...

Oregon recently started allowing customers to pump their own gas (but only in very rural counties). Here are some of the responses from the displeased anti-pumping Oregonians (thanks to Forbes...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bob Jewett
That sounds like a reasonable solution for that...

That sounds like a reasonable solution for that particular situation. In the case of the spring-loaded pockets I mentioned earlier, the balls would sometimes fly back onto the table spreading havoc....
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bob Jewett
Yes. I think YouTube decided that there was too...

Yes. I think YouTube decided that there was too much hand-holding required or the market just wasn't large enough compared to their other revenues so they gave up the paid video service. There are...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,161
Posted By Bob Jewett
Filler up! With hi-test. Thanks, Beibs. ...

Filler up! With hi-test.

Thanks, Beibs.

(For the young people... At one time gas stations had attendants that came out and greeted you and pumped your gas and maybe even cleaned your...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bob Jewett
It would be nice to know what actually happened,...

It would be nice to know what actually happened, but unless an eye witness surfaces now or the complete, accurate journal of a witness turns up, we can't. And even an eye witness is suspect 65 years...
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