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Forum: Main Forum Today, 08:41 AM
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Posted By sjm
Mosconi Cup Going co-ed has been tried with the...

Mosconi Cup
Going co-ed has been tried with the Mosconi. In 1994, both teams had seven players. Team USA included both Jeanette Lee and Vivian Villareal, at the time the top two ranked players on...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 22,821
Posted By sjm
As you've said that you yourself used chemical...

As you've said that you yourself used chemical enhancements to help your pool game, I'm going to rely on your assessment here, but ....

... please show me in the rules governing impromptu action...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 06:39 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 22,821
Posted By sjm
Congratulations to Dennis. I didn't see this...

Congratulations to Dennis. I didn't see this coming. Well played!

The Shane lovers are already making excuses for him, but he'll tell you he lost because he wasn't good enough and, as we saw a...
Forum: Main Forum 10-24-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By sjm
Vincent Lauria was a young man who focused more...

Vincent Lauria was a young man who focused more on video games than pool, but just happened to play world class pool, despite playing in neither action matches nor tournaments before meeting Fast...
Forum: Main Forum 10-24-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 602
Posted By sjm
FYI, here in the Northeast, BU denotes Boston...

FYI, here in the Northeast, BU denotes Boston University, where, by the way, Martin Luther King Jr was once a student.
Forum: Main Forum 10-24-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 22,821
Posted By sjm
Yes, I believe they've only done it this way for...

Yes, I believe they've only done it this way for a year or two at DCC. I'm surprised they are using the three point rule.
Forum: Main Forum 10-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,450
Posted By sjm
Another question is whether one who wishes to be...

Another question is whether one who wishes to be buried with their cue also wants to be buried with that cue's detachable extension.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-21-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By sjm
Your experience is not unusual, but some of the...

Your experience is not unusual, but some of the greatest ever in the nine ball era used 14.1 as their primary practice game to tone down their stroke, and felt that 14.1 helped them with their...
Forum: Main Forum 10-21-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By sjm
Not sure I agree in the general sense. If...

Not sure I agree in the general sense. If somebody blows a trumpet while you are down over the cue ball or just drops their cue stick or their cell phone goes off, your concentration will probably...
Forum: Main Forum 10-20-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By sjm
Great post. The post-mortem is very important...

Great post. The post-mortem is very important when you are a young emerging player. We all know that Tyler has great ability, and if he plays Atencio a second time, he could well prevail. He has...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,525
Posted By sjm
Thanks for that. I definitely mixed it up with...

Thanks for that. I definitely mixed it up with the fields of the late 1970, which in straight pool would have included -

Mike Sigel
Steve Mizerak
Nick Varner
Jim Rempe
Joe Balsis
Ray Martin...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,525
Posted By sjm
Yes, the future looks bright for these two rising...

Yes, the future looks bright for these two rising stars. It will be fun to watch them over the coming years.
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,525
Posted By sjm
Ralf has been a superstar of pool for 30 years...

Ralf has been a superstar of pool for 30 years now.

I predict Shane's resume will pass Ralf, but don't overlook that the always underrated Souquet has achieved some things that Shane hasn't.
...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,107
Posted By sjm
Rather than repeating what I wrote when this...

Rather than repeating what I wrote when this subject was discussed on the forum, I'll quote my own post.
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,525
Posted By sjm
Shane was my #11 and Alex Pagulayan my #12. I...

Shane was my #11 and Alex Pagulayan my #12. I think the players of the recent past are still putting their career resumes together and some of them may qualify for this list very soon. Shane may...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,107
Posted By sjm
His after the break game is above average, but it...

His after the break game is above average, but it is way lower than that of Justin Bergman.
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,525
Posted By sjm
Pretty close to my list, Jay. 1. Efren...

Pretty close to my list, Jay.

1. Efren Reyes
2. Willie Mosconi
3. Ralph Greenleaf
4. Mike Sigel
5. Luther Lassiter
6. Nick Varner
7. Irving Crane
8. Steve Mizerak
Forum: Main Forum 10-17-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,107
Posted By sjm
Yup, saw Atencio play at the Derby. He made...

Yup, saw Atencio play at the Derby. He made quite a splash in the one pocket, finishing about 6th or 7th.
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,987
Posted By sjm
True dat, sir.

True dat, sir.
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,107
Posted By sjm
Never heard of Jesus Stencil. Admittedly, some...

Never heard of Jesus Stencil. Admittedly, some guys you've never heard of shoot plenty straight.
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By sjm
All the best on your birthday, Dave. Thanks for...

All the best on your birthday, Dave. Thanks for everything you contribute to our forum and our sport.
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,987
Posted By sjm
Darn right. Distance from the object ball is not...

Darn right. Distance from the object ball is not the most important measure of position play quality in nine ball. Maintaining the right angles comes first.

Just like Efren, Earl didn't try to...
Forum: Main Forum 10-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By sjm
Really unlikely. I've seen three in a row in...

Really unlikely.

I've seen three in a row in tournament play at a PBT event in Cherry Hill, NJ in 1998, but five of them in a race to ten for a given player should probably only happen about once...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-15-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By sjm
Great find here. Thanks for sharing. In Pat and...

Great find here. Thanks for sharing. In Pat and Grady, you've got two master technicians of the straight pool discipline. Few recall that Pat was once a bronze medalist in the 1981 (or 1982, I'm...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-15-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By sjm
Well said! Philosophically, I agree with...

Well said! Philosophically, I agree with everything you wrote, but at the highest levels, my observation doesn't bear it out.

When the straight pool era ended in the early 1980's, the straight...
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