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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:08 AM
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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 Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 987
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 Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
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 Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 987
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 Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
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: 892
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: 892
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: 1,247
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: 174
Views: 6,345
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: 1,247
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: 41
Views: 1,453
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: 1,299
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: 1,247
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: 1,689
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: 825
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: 825
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...
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By ChrisinNC
I think the marks are more likely caused by the...

I think the marks are more likely caused by the impact of the object balls with the back of the pocket liners, particularly on a pocketed shot that is hit hard. The impact of object balls against...
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,857
Posted By ChrisinNC
You got it - you usually change cues as you think...

You got it - you usually change cues as you think it might improve your game, I'm no different. Also, a different looking cue is also a nice change.
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By ChrisinNC
What was the spot Omar was giving to BJ? BJ may...

What was the spot Omar was giving to BJ? BJ may not play in many bigger tournaments, but even giving up huge spots, he dominates the local weekly handicapped tournaments at certain venues close to...
Forum: Main Forum 07-03-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By ChrisinNC
My tip guy, who is an excellent player, says they...

My tip guy, who is an excellent player, says they can pull the thin top layers right out of the top of the tip, and says he will never use one.
Forum: Main Forum 07-03-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By ChrisinNC
Everybody has their own preference, but the...

Everybody has their own preference, but the Aramith Tournament (Duramith) set is to me, the best looking set of balls currently on the market!
Forum: Main Forum 07-03-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By ChrisinNC
Just a comment regarding the venue. Yes, it's...

Just a comment regarding the venue. Yes, it's nice they are not allowing play on either of the adjacent tables to the match table, but wouldn't you think they could somehow figure out how to prevent...
Forum: Main Forum 07-03-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By ChrisinNC
Tkach vs Ussery Challenge Match Live Now on Roy's Basement facebook page

Tkach has a very unusual pre-shot routine - she doesn't appear to have any noticeable pre-strokes before her final delivery stroke. Isn't this a bit unusual for a pro player? Obviously she's an...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By ChrisinNC
Well built tables, who, along with Gabriel's...

Well built tables, who, along with Gabriel's Billiards, are the only two steel frame table manufacturers I'm aware of.
Forum: Main Forum 07-01-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By ChrisinNC
We use Championship for all our home table...

We use Championship for all our home table recover jobs, and it is a good quality cloth, at less than half the price of Simonis 860, which if they are not serious players, would just be a waste of $$...
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