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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Higgins pulled ahead at 11-10 going to 13 but...

Higgins pulled ahead at 11-10 going to 13 but then Kurt Maflin won the next three in a row to put Higgins out of the tournament. Maflin advances to the round of 8.
Forum: Aiming Conversation Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Jewett
No. The division into two separate distances is...

No. The division into two separate distances is only in the analysis. The measurement is of the base of an equilateral triangle for which the two sides are your cue stick. Just like in the original...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Bob Jewett
It's divided. I think there have been one or two...

It's divided. I think there have been one or two tournaments with ties.

Ah. Wikipedia is again our friend. I hope everyone donates from time to time....
...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,250
Posted By Bob Jewett
No US Open for 2020. From Matchroom: US OPEN...

No US Open for 2020. From Matchroom:

US OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 CANCELLED

The 2020 US Open Pool Championship, originally scheduled for April 13-18, 2020 and postponed due to the Covid-19...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,130
Posted By Bob Jewett
It turns out that Higgins' 147 just completed...

It turns out that Higgins' 147 just completed will be 55,000 or $72k if it holds up. The reds happened to sit fairly well for the maximum, but there was a point before he had not yet secured the...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Bob Jewett
Thanks. It's good to see how it started. ...

Thanks. It's good to see how it started.

That single frame is worth a bonus of $72,000 assuming no one ties him.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-05-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Jewett
BTW, I used to take the perpendicular as in your...

BTW, I used to take the perpendicular as in your calculation but many years ago someone (here? RSB?) pointed out that the base of the isosceles triangle has less error -- and is easier to use on the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-05-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 798
Posted By Bob Jewett
Yes. A huge advantage of the rolling-with-outside...

Yes. A huge advantage of the rolling-with-outside way is that it works almost identically from all distances. If you are going to play with draw you have to factor in the distance to the OB and the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-05-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bob Jewett
What the OP said was: While playing a 10 ball...

What the OP said was:
While playing a 10 ball ring game player A racks the balls and player B breaks and makes the 10 ball in one of the racking corners.
I take that to mean that the 10 ball was...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-05-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Jewett
I use the base of an equilateral triangle for the...

I use the base of an equilateral triangle for the length. That's where the two factors of 2 come from. Evidently you are using a perpendicular dropped from one of the bumper positions to the other...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-05-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Jewett
The distance I use is shown in the diagram in...

The distance I use is shown in the diagram in post 2 in this thread. Also note that I'm using 58 inches for the cue stick which will tend to reduce the error for the larger angles although it...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-05-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Bob Jewett
E.g. When Sigel was at 32 and shooting the 7 ball...

E.g. When Sigel was at 32 and shooting the 7 ball there were 9 balls on the table, no two touching, and he moved 7 of them. He could have drawn lightly into the 6 and moved it into (right handed)...
Forum: Main Forum 08-05-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bob Jewett
See the long article starting on page 36 of the...

See the long article starting on page 36 of the April 2019 issue.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe finally.... In any analysis of a...

Maybe finally....

In any analysis of a system or method or estimation, it's good to see how much error is built in. Here is a table of the actual angle of the cut and then the inches between cue...
Forum: Snooker 08-04-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,696
Posted By Bob Jewett
Jamie Clarke pulls one from the jaws of...

Jamie Clarke pulls one from the jaws of defeat....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDeOAfmmy7U
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2020, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
As the Park Ranger warns us: 554285 Bob...

As the Park Ranger warns us:

554285

Bob <-- "Go Bears!"
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,933
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, I had to go look.... Squadouche means zero,...

Well, I had to go look.... Squadouche means zero, zip, nada, nothing, perhaps even less than nothing. "So I've been out on 5 dates with this chick, I figured I would've ...

So I'm thinking it's...
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe the 10 was in its proper spot in the...

I believe the 10 was in its proper spot in the rack.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-04-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think all players estimate cut angles whether...

I think all players estimate cut angles whether they put a number on them or not. I remember when I was first learning to play and for nearly full shots I thought about "just a little off straight"....
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Jewett
The shot is six cushions only if you count the...

The shot is six cushions only if you count the end rail the cue ball is frozen to which he shoots into. After the hit on the cue ball, the shot is a standard corner-five pattern shot that might come...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,933
Posted By Bob Jewett
Would it be a good show for the broadcasters --...

Would it be a good show for the broadcasters -- the people who pay for most of the expenses -- or would a dull show dull the brand?

Matchroom did their very best to have an audience for the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, it depends on how you tell him. You could...

Well, it depends on how you tell him. You could first show him the balls and ask what might be causing that. Then when he doesn't mention the nails sticking out, point them out to him. Then show him...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,062
Posted By Bob Jewett
The better players used to play 10 ball in ring...

The better players used to play 10 ball in ring games because it was too easy for them to run out with 9 ball. The rules were the same but with one more ball. The simplest possible change.

That...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Jewett
51:00 is the place to start. He cleared the...

51:00 is the place to start.

He cleared the blocker by half a ball. The cue ball bounced 3-4 times before hitting the 5 and lost height with each bounce so it did not go off the table as feared by...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Jewett
Like the image below? This is a shot from...

Like the image below?

This is a shot from the official program of Artistic Billiards (carom) so it is without those pesky bank-interrupters, pockets. Here is a drawing from the book "Artistic...
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