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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:56 PM
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Posted By ChrisinNC
6-3. He's a strong player. Sky has made like 2...

6-3. He's a strong player. Sky has made like 2 mistakes in this match and it's cost him big time.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,402
Posted By ChrisinNC
Hard not to like the way Woodward is playing. I...

Hard not to like the way Woodward is playing. I think it's only a matter of time now until he challenges SVB's decade plus reign as the top American pool player.

That shot Sky had on the 2-ball...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By ChrisinNC
Is it just me, or does the +2 or -2 games point...

Is it just me, or does the +2 or -2 games point spread in a race to 100 and the -$130 / +120 money line seem to not make much sense? The money line indicates SVB is about a 5 to 4 favorite to win,...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By ChrisinNC
This one is as simple as it gets - Not allowed -...

This one is as simple as it gets - Not allowed - unsportsmanlike - immediate loss of game - no discussion. It is however, between them, and no one else need get involved.
Forum: Room Owner Discussion Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By ChrisinNC
We've always used break cloths for years in our...

We've always used break cloths for years in our room. Only time I get a little slack on their required usage by regulars is when I know we'll be re-covering our tables within a month. I'm not...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,053
Posted By ChrisinNC
When playing on a table with super tight pockets...

When playing on a table with super tight pockets that tend to rattle balls, I find myself thinking more about the exact angle I'm planning to leave for my next shot to best get to the shot after that...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,053
Posted By ChrisinNC
That is a viewpoint that certainly differs from...

That is a viewpoint that certainly differs from what most of us may likely have always assumed. Definitely is worth considering, when that advice came from Wimpy - one of the greatest pool players...
Forum: Main Forum 07-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,053
Posted By ChrisinNC
Can Practicing Exclusively on Tight Pocket Tables be a Detriment to Your Game?

Most of my practice these days is limited to 3-4 nights a weeks for 2-3 hour sessions, either on our extremely tight pocket 9-foot table or on our almost as tight pocket 10-foot table. I feel like I...
Forum: Main Forum 07-18-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By ChrisinNC
Master makes a gold chalk, Silver Cup offers a...

Master makes a gold chalk, Silver Cup offers a tan chalk. Either will work. The biggest problem you'll have is other players to come play on your table that may have their own cues with blue chalk...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By ChrisinNC
There may be a shot clock in the match, but I've...

There may be a shot clock in the match, but I've never heard of a scotch doubles event where coaching / discussion between partners regarding shot selection and positioning routes is not permitted.
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,695
Posted By ChrisinNC
Understood, but it's still puzzling mentally when...

Understood, but it's still puzzling mentally when you miss a shot you virtually never miss, as doubt can quickly start creeping in to your mindset.
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By ChrisinNC
In a scotch doubles alternate shot format, I'd...

In a scotch doubles alternate shot format, I'd say you're only as good as your weakest link. Yes, the higher skilled player can no doubt set up his partner very nicely, but even if his partner makes...
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,695
Posted By ChrisinNC
Having the confidence of knowing you've made the...

Having the confidence of knowing you've made the shot before you even shoot it can only come by having successfully executed that shot tens of thousands of times before. The tricky part is when,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By ChrisinNC
It would be tough to beat the Aramith Tournament...

It would be tough to beat the Aramith Tournament balls, and I'm not referring to the TV colors set. If these are being touted as "specifically for TV" as stated in the advertisement, why would they...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By ChrisinNC
My initial thoughts are to keep a running...

My initial thoughts are to keep a running tabulation of the previous 10 tournaments / break and runs entrants, and the lucky player who gets their name drawn for the break and run pool is only...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By ChrisinNC
How to Keep a Break & Run Pool from Dominating Your Weekly Tournament?

Break & Run pools in many different forms have become increasingly popular for poolrooms holding weekly 9-ball handicapped tournaments. We've been holding a weekly handicapped 9-ball tournament for...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By ChrisinNC
Likewise, I have no clue why Aramith choses to...

Likewise, I have no clue why Aramith choses to offer so many different cue balls - measle, red logo, black logo w circle around it, blue logo, and red circle, not to mention their blue dot, red dot...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,808
Posted By ChrisinNC
I'd hate to hear what you'd say about all the...

I'd hate to hear what you'd say about all the other commercial quality tables out there if you've got this many complaints about Diamond's!
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By ChrisinNC
The Vigma Diamond and Vigma ZigZag balls are both...

The Vigma Diamond and Vigma ZigZag balls are both really unique and sharp looking sets! Do they play as good as they look?
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,646
Posted By ChrisinNC
I scuff up my tip with a 4x4" piece of 60/80 grit...

I scuff up my tip with a 4x4" piece of 60/80 grit sandpaper which I fold up until its roughly 1 square inch so it's firm and easy to use, every time I miscue. I usually don't miscue more than once...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-09-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Posted By ChrisinNC
The double hit foul is likely the one foul...

The double hit foul is likely the one foul resulting in the most controversies among players for smaller local weekly tournaments, consisting of many recreational B, C, and D players. As simple as...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By ChrisinNC
In my opinion you've got the 2 best sets...

In my opinion you've got the 2 best sets available and I concur the Aramith Tournaments are my favorite, but (also in my opinion) get rid of the Aramith red logo cue ball and the Aramith black logo...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By ChrisinNC
I'm a bit surprised I don't see Albin Ouschan on...

I'm a bit surprised I don't see Albin Ouschan on anyone's top 5 list?
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By ChrisinNC
An experienced tournament director should know...

An experienced tournament director should know how to rank all the regulars. For 9-ball, we have 5 different ratings. There would be no way to institute 5 different handicap ratings utilizing only...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By ChrisinNC
We keep it simple for our 8-ball and 9-ball...

We keep it simple for our 8-ball and 9-ball weekly tournaments. I, as TD, know how all our players play and I handicap all the players. For new players, it doesn't take long for me to tell, and I...
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