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Forum: Main Forum Today, 07:52 PM
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Posted By skip100
The math problem of setting up a one-pocket...

The math problem of setting up a one-pocket rating system is not hard. The hard part is collecting and maintaining the database of game results.

Perhaps the FargoRate team already has one in...
Forum: Main Forum 08-05-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,533
Posted By skip100
Of all the people who could have started this...

Of all the people who could have started this thread :lol:
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By skip100
Only if it's red :thumbup:

Only if it's red :thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By skip100
So far there is no appetite for unlimited...

So far there is no appetite for unlimited requests per match, yet that seems to be the de facto rule at many tournaments with a referee. Have there been any events where explicit limits were placed...
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By skip100
Cue ball cleaning during a rack

Inspired by the recent Chang-Yang match, which best describes your view about a referee cleaning the cue ball in the middle of a rack?

For simplicity, let's consider rotation games like 8 ball, 9...
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By skip100
If I were pool dictator I would institute a rule...

If I were pool dictator I would institute a rule that the player is not allowed to ask for the cue ball to be cleaned at all in the middle of a rack.
Forum: Main Forum 07-24-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By skip100
I don't have a problem with that given how many...

I don't have a problem with that given how many players seem to use ball cleaning as a de facto free extension.
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,622
Posted By skip100
I'm reading this book now and it's striking how...

I'm reading this book now and it's striking how many familiar names are in there. Overall, it's a far more professional, better-written version of the typical compendium of hustler tall tales. No one...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,362
Posted By skip100
Mandating that a ball hit a rail after legal...

Mandating that a ball hit a rail after legal contact with the object ball is confusing for many and causes arguments but it's an APA rule. APA uses ball in hand. The cue ball can't be accidentally...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,362
Posted By skip100
never mind

never mind
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,362
Posted By skip100
Just for the record, the quotes above are...

Just for the record, the quotes above are directly from the APA's own rule book.

I hear you on disturbing object balls but even in APA world hanky-panky with the cue ball is a no-no.
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,362
Posted By skip100
I thought you might enjoy all three of those...

I thought you might enjoy all three of those quoted rules. :thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,362
Posted By skip100
The rules say "Causing movement of the cue ball,...

The rules say "Causing movement of the cue ball, even accidentally, is a foul." (Presumably this is distinct from making a legal stroke at the cue ball.)

Later it says "If an accidentally moved...
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By skip100
It’s your table, if you think you’d use it a lot...

It’s your table, if you think you’d use it a lot then go for it. You can always get new cloth.
Forum: Main Forum 06-15-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By skip100
"more names from the competitive billiards...

"more names from the competitive billiards community is known"

You make some good points about the availability of pool content but this is obviously wrong. Professional pool players not named...
Forum: Main Forum 06-12-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,060
Posted By skip100
Darn... "You must spread some Reputation...

Darn...

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Scrunge19 again."
Forum: Main Forum 05-29-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 22,064
Posted By skip100
No offense, but what you’re describing about a...

No offense, but what you’re describing about a hardcore group of pool fanatics “getting in the box” with other hardcore gamblers and pool bums while judging and looking down upon people trying to...
Forum: Main Forum 05-29-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 22,064
Posted By skip100
Well, the people who used to frequent this kind...

Well, the people who used to frequent this kind of place and engage in high stakes action and tournaments obviously don’t any more, and it’s for a variety of reasons ranging from more gambling...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 22,064
Posted By skip100
How do Tuesday night bar leagues populated by APA...

How do Tuesday night bar leagues populated by APA 3s and 4s have any impact on the kind of high money, high risk, high skilled pool that you so eloquently elegize here?
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,060
Posted By skip100
And we see yet again why there is a separate...

And we see yet again why there is a separate aiming forum...
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 651,352
Posted By skip100
I think I would never leave :thumbup:

I think I would never leave :thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,413
Posted By skip100
Seriously. Watching beginners at California...

Seriously. Watching beginners at California Billiards miss ball after ball makes you wonder why anyone bothers to pick up pool.
Forum: Main Forum 05-15-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,413
Posted By skip100
It's not as if 4.5-inch Diamond pockets are...

It's not as if 4.5-inch Diamond pockets are buckets. Come on.
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,413
Posted By skip100
Pocket size is a ready-made excuse for the losing...

Pocket size is a ready-made excuse for the losing player. "I woulda won if only..."

In the real world, though, smaller pockets actually help the better, more precise shooter - the player who...
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,413
Posted By skip100
What does a non-standard table have to do with...

What does a non-standard table have to do with "purism"?
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