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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, while it was in operation you could sit...

Well, while it was in operation you could sit close enough that you might have to move your legs out of the way of a player for a shot.

So far as I know, there is no plan to have any more 14.1...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Bob Jewett
Nice club. There are some private clubs in the US...

Nice club. There are some private clubs in the US and I've heard people wanting to start others but none are as large as yours or with the variety of tables.

How many members do you have? Is there...
Forum: Snooker Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 46,449
Posted By Bob Jewett
Without video it didn't happen. So here it is...

Without video it didn't happen. So here it is with a Ms. Tabb refereeing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkHugj1aw_o
And here are the same two players in 1994 with some random guy refereeing:...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Bob Jewett
Will we be allowed to drink Red Bull at the...

Will we be allowed to drink Red Bull at the meetings?:cool:
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,068
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you're talking about the curving eight ball,...

If you're talking about the curving eight ball, the player marked the far corner and made the 8 in the wrong pocket. The two players in the match were 2s.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,068
Posted By Bob Jewett
They're not playing one pocket?:grin: But...

They're not playing one pocket?:grin:

But there could have been something wrong with the 8 ball. I have a 3 ball that can do that same shot. Maybe it wasn't the cheap table.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,068
Posted By Bob Jewett
Is the team notified of their "placed on watch"...

Is the team notified of their "placed on watch" status?
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,068
Posted By Bob Jewett
I'd like to know the rule as well. And whether...

I'd like to know the rule as well. And whether the players know about it.

As for the goat/cliff/root canal thing, if anyone goes for that please, please get a video. You'll get a billion views....
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Bob Jewett
The winners of the first "qualifiers" stick...

The winners of the first "qualifiers" stick around and drink beer until the finals start at 11. The losers can sign up for another qualifier assuming that they aren't all full.

I may have assumed...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,185
Posted By Bob Jewett
I went to watch John's attempts four times, three...

I went to watch John's attempts four times, three in Monterey and once in Phoenix. I witnessed the 390 and the 420 completely and in person. Based on the very high percentage John had getting into...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bob Jewett
Would it bother you to know that he chugged three...

Would it bother you to know that he chugged three Red Bulls right after the lag?:wink:
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bob Jewett
For snooker, I don't think the US has ever had a...

For snooker, I don't think the US has ever had a player in the top 10. There may have been US players who were very, very good -- like old Zeke Smith who had a farm in Nebraska but ran a 147 nearly...
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think he was born in Taiwan but moved to Japan....

I think he was born in Taiwan but moved to Japan.

I see a lot of new names on the list and a lot of top players not entered yet. We may end up with some monsters on the waiting list.

Curaçao...
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By Bob Jewett
The meter (listed in the other thread) has a sort...

The meter (listed in the other thread) has a sort of dome over the sensor which I think is supposed to make it less sensitive to direction. I haven't tried tilting it.
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By Bob Jewett
I got a light meter for about $40 from Amazon....

I got a light meter for about $40 from Amazon. Maybe it's better than the iPhone app or maybe not. In any case I think it's good to measure the result of whatever lighting fixture is installed. Where...
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,798
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe they have pool in school. In the US the...

I believe they have pool in school. In the US the only way most children are exposed to pool is in a family rec room where there is no one who knows how to play well or can give pointers on good...
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,185
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you look at pool history that week you may see...

If you look at pool history that week you may see why it was important to Willie that he get headlines at that exact time. It was important to Brunswick as well.
Forum: For Sale Items 08-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By Bob Jewett
First National Billiard Exchange magazines 1994-1996

This magazine was published from October 1994 until April 1996. It had technical articles about cues, tables, antique tables, etc., as well as a classified section.

I have individual copies of:...
Forum: For Sale Items 08-16-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Bob Jewett
Shots, Moves and Strategies, one pocket Eddie Robin

I have a copy of Eddie Robin's Shots, Moves and Strategies. It is signed by Eddie on the cover in silver pen. $180 including postage by media mail.
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,185
Posted By Bob Jewett
Although I would prefer that everyone check that...

Although I would prefer that everyone check that issue of BD for personal reasons :wink:, here is a clearer image:

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Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By Bob Jewett
August 16th -- the tournament is over half full...

August 16th -- the tournament is over half full (if you subtract the qualifiers). New players list:

1 Alaniz -- Martin Alaniz (unstated)
2 Alcaide -- David Alcaide Bermudez (Spain)
...
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's a good method that does not require...

That's a good method that does not require special tools and is more or less how I do tips. I would add three things:

When putting the gel glue on, I mostly do it with a single drop in the center...
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Bob Jewett
You could run multiple single-elimination...

You could run multiple single-elimination tournaments with a single-elimination playoff of the winners at the end. Race to one, so the players keep rotating and there is little waiting with pressure...
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,185
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe that is actually a burro, which is not...

I believe that is actually a burro, which is not a horse and not exactly a donkey. They can stand a lot of weight.
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,185
Posted By Bob Jewett
The BCA was busy with the preparations and...

The BCA was busy with the preparations and aftermath of the annual BCA Expo. The office has two people. I guess you could call that a bureaucracy.
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