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Forum: Snooker Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Near the start of frame 6 of this match the ref...

Near the start of frame 6 of this match the ref makes a mistake on the break count on the second red and later makes an overcorrection. The scorer fixes things up at the end of Cahill's break.
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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Bob Jewett
Willie Jopling Remembers

Those of you who knew or knew of Willie Jopling will find this interesting. That was the pen name of Bill Marshall who wrote a column of trick shots, skill shots and propositions for Billiards Digest...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By Bob Jewett
That happened to me at a tournament with "lodging...

That happened to me at a tournament with "lodging provided" at a dorm in GA. My roomie was like a buzz saw. To help matters it was about 80 degrees at 10PM. Air conditioning? Ha! At least it wasn't...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here's my suggestion: run 8-player...

Here's my suggestion: run 8-player single-elimination tournaments with the winner getting qualified. If a player loses in his group of 8, he can enter another. And another if there is time. And...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bob Jewett
I start thinking about going home at that point. ...

I start thinking about going home at that point.

But if you win your first few matches and the TD has run the winners' bracket as quickly as possible, you will have to wait even longer,...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Bob Jewett
That would be the standard rotation. I'm guessing...

That would be the standard rotation. I'm guessing it will be at Alexandra Palace near London in 2021.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Bob Jewett
I've seen lots of players who have a lot of time...

I've seen lots of players who have a lot of time on the table who have a huge problem with that fear of miscuing. You forgot Suggestion #AbsoluteFirst:

Learn how to chalk.

Unfortunately, few of...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,314
Posted By Bob Jewett
If the bake sale has carrot cakes with cream...

If the bake sale has carrot cakes with cream cheese frosting, count me in for two whole cakes.:oink:

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Bob <-- has already had his share of carrot cake. So what?
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Bob Jewett
That kind of corner hook, which is assumed to be...

That kind of corner hook, which is assumed to be intentional unless the player is a really good actor, is not an allowed stroke. It is treated the same as if he had pushed the cue ball to the corner...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Bob Jewett
For the duration.

For the duration.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Bob Jewett
His break shot at 98 was one rail to the side of...

His break shot at 98 was one rail to the side of the rack and the cue ball stuck there. He was lucky that a ball came out just far enough. He may have spun it in.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Bob Jewett
Gorst does finish off Constantine Stepanov 100-0....

Gorst does finish off Constantine Stepanov 100-0. Someone said 100-and-out.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Bob Jewett
Tkash just won 75-70. When she needs a slightly...

Tkash just won 75-70. When she needs a slightly longer cue she has a whole separate butt to use, not a short extension. I have never seen that before. (Pagulayan has a different cue.)
Forum: Main Forum 11-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Bob Jewett
I'll trust Tevis to have told the truth.

I'll trust Tevis to have told the truth.
Forum: Snooker 11-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By Bob Jewett
The first frame of the 2019 Champion of Champions...

The first frame of the 2019 Champion of Champions had an interesting situation.

https://youtu.be/9B-tEQrUb-s?t=1223 (Starts at 20:23)

Trump gets a very tight snooker on Robertson and after a...
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,725
Posted By Bob Jewett
The winner this year gets entry into the US Open...

The winner this year gets entry into the US Open 9-Ball in April.
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Bob Jewett
You don't say whether it was double elimination...

You don't say whether it was double elimination or not. If it was single I'd guess that the winner of the bottom half has no chance in the final.
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,524
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here they are at the end of a previous mission: ...

Here they are at the end of a previous mission:

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Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bob Jewett
Such as if you have a stripe with the stripe...

Such as if you have a stripe with the stripe "pointed" directly at the pocket. If you hit it "clean" the stripe does not wobble on the way to the pocket -- it rolls like a tire. If you throw the ball...
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bob Jewett
Originally Posted by Bob Jewett: You don't have...

Originally Posted by Bob Jewett:
You don't have to have perfect gearing outside for this technique to work. It only has to be enough outside that the balls are gearing by the end of the ball-ball...
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,524
Posted By Bob Jewett
No, according to the ticket site. Food and drink...

No, according to the ticket site. Food and drink available for purchase. Tickets are $50. For a ~5-hour event an open bar would be uneconomical at that price.:wink:
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,603
Posted By Bob Jewett
And I think those shots are interesting to...

And I think those shots are interesting to spectators, but if the break shot rolls the 2 over on the 10 by the pocket, the seated player is glad for the rule. It would be interesting to know whether...
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, yes, but that is already taken by a guy who...

Well, yes, but that is already taken by a guy who talks funny, smells of chlorine and wears size 17 shoes when he wears shoes;).
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By Bob Jewett
And the worst of those contacts are miscues --...

And the worst of those contacts are miscues -- the tip scrapes across the ball.
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bob Jewett
Outside english is useful for reducing skids and...

Outside english is useful for reducing skids and partial skids. I think the usefulness of outside depends on the level of the player and how often skids occur. If an intermediate player misses 15% of...
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