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Forum: Main Forum 05-08-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,603
Posted By O'SulliReyes
The Higgins vs. Williams final has got to be the...

The Higgins vs. Williams final has got to be the best match at the World Championships since 2002. You've got to give credit to John Higgins though. From being 14-7 down he managed to claw all the...
Forum: Main Forum 04-21-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,295
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Ronnie O'Sullivan is, in my book, the best player...

Ronnie O'Sullivan is, in my book, the best player in the world when it comes to playing opposite handed. The guy can make century breaks with his left hand! Here's a few Youtube clips showing his...
Forum: Main Forum 03-25-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By O'SulliReyes
I'm a left handed player like him, and on bad...

I'm a left handed player like him, and on bad days I tend to apply accidental left-hand side on the cue ball.

I think the same thing happens with Judd, and he is fully aware of it. But instead of...
Forum: Main Forum 02-24-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By O'SulliReyes
The Billiards Channel: a thought experiment

Imagine that sometime in the future, cue sports is enjoying the same level of mass appeal as golf, football and baseball. A new TV network called The Billiards Channel is in the works. As a TV...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,695
Posted By O'SulliReyes
I might accidentally disembowel myself playing...

I might accidentally disembowel myself playing with that monstrosity.
Forum: Main Forum 01-06-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,138
Posted By O'SulliReyes
There's more than one way to skin a cat. It all...

There's more than one way to skin a cat. It all depends on your anatomy. I'm a natural elbow dropper, but that doesn't mean I have to drop it for every shot--it is silly to drop the elbow for a soft...
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Just want to share a very good insight by John...

Just want to share a very good insight by John Parrott during the O'Sullivan vs Murphy match at the recent 2017 UK Championship on how the difficulty of a shot can affect the number of feathers:...
Forum: Non Pool Related 01-02-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,519
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Speaking of which, Flat Earth believers around...

Speaking of which, Flat Earth believers around the globe met recently for the first ever International Flat Earth Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ylYvNnP1rg
Forum: Main Forum 12-22-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Retiring from tournament play, maybe. But I donít...

Retiring from tournament play, maybe. But I donít see him stopping from playing money matches well into his 70s. He started as a hustler, and he will end as a hustler.
Forum: Main Forum 12-17-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Pool, much like golf, is a sport where you should...

Pool, much like golf, is a sport where you should not have a hundred thoughts in your mind when down on the shot. Having a good set-up would allow you to concentrate better because you would not be...
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 18,976
Posted By O'SulliReyes
This is his first 9-Ball World Championship final.

This is his first 9-Ball World Championship final.
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By O'SulliReyes
I can definitely respect the sheer amount of...

I can definitely respect the sheer amount of logistics and manpower required to run this event. No shortage of capable and passionate men and women behind this noble effort to keep American pool...
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 18,976
Posted By O'SulliReyes
For the first time in this tournament's history,...

For the first time in this tournament's history, we're gonna get an all-Filipino final. And how fitting, given that both Roland and Carlo were under Efren's tutelage during their early years of...
Forum: Main Forum 12-13-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,307
Posted By O'SulliReyes
The only person that could stop Ronnie from...

The only person that could stop Ronnie from winning more World Championships is Ronnie himself. He's in the kind of form where you have to play exceptionally well (and get a little lucky) in order to...
Forum: Main Forum 11-02-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Most of today's pool and snooker coaches advocate...

Most of today's pool and snooker coaches advocate on keeping the cue as parallel to the table as possible. The idea is that if you accidentally applied sidespin, keeping the cue as parallel as...
Forum: Main Forum 10-03-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Snooker. Whether you like it or not, snooker is...

Snooker. Whether you like it or not, snooker is the current dominant cue sport, and compared to rotation/8ball pool:

- it has a way better TV coverage and more lucrative sponsorship.
- it has a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-29-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,816
Posted By O'SulliReyes
There is an article way back in August 2005 by...

There is an article way back in August 2005 by Billiards Digest which discusses what killed straight pool: http://billiardsdigest.com/current_issue/aug_05/
Forum: Main Forum 08-19-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By O'SulliReyes
American ingenuity at its finest alright! 😂

American ingenuity at its finest alright! 😂
Forum: Main Forum 08-18-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Equipment advacements in pool and snooker

As both a pool and snooker player, I could not help but observe a notable difference in the way playing equipment has advanced in both cue sports. In pool you have magic chalks, LD shafts, gloves,...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,005
Posted By O'SulliReyes
He can still play decently now, so certainly his...

He can still play decently now, so certainly his stroke has held up quite well. In addition to Earl's obvious natural talent, one also has to give credit to him looking after his health.
Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,829
Posted By O'SulliReyes
The snooker stance provides better alignment and...

The snooker stance provides better alignment and hence greater accuracy because it "locks in" the relevant body parts and allows better sighting down the shot.

As far as how the snooker players...
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,018
Posted By O'SulliReyes
It's got to be either Efren Reyes or Ronnie...

It's got to be either Efren Reyes or Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Efren is the best pool player of all time, plays world-class/near world-class carom, and plays snooker at a high amateur-level standard....
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,550
Posted By O'SulliReyes
All I can say is that as long as pool associates...

All I can say is that as long as pool associates itself with the road and the gambling mentality, pool will continue to be snooker's poor cousin. And we will forever be content with bush-league...
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,304
Posted By O'SulliReyes
This is great news. It's about time they moved...

This is great news. It's about time they moved the World Championship out of Qatar. I personally thought that the prestige of the event declined considerably since 2011--so much so that a lot of...
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,456
Posted By O'SulliReyes
Using the bridge effectively is an essential...

Using the bridge effectively is an essential skill which, unfortunately, most pool players do not really work on, in contrast to snooker players who put some considerable time into mastering bridge...
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