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Forum: 14.1 Pool Today, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Whether you want to use 860 or 760 depends some...

Whether you want to use 860 or 760 depends some on your conditions. If your room is fairly humid, you may want to go for the higher speed of 760. John Schmidt's high runs were on 760 but the room is...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By Bob Jewett
If none of the sources so far work, you might...

If none of the sources so far work, you might consider ordering custom from a furniture store. There is one here that orders from Amish furniture makers. I have gotten bookshelves from them that are...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 17,015
Posted By Bob Jewett
John has said something recently on FaceBook...

John has said something recently on FaceBook about working on it, but no firm plan released.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Bob Jewett
Are you aware of the other people who have worked...

Are you aware of the other people who have worked on this problem? In particular you may want to look into:

findsnooker.com
usba.net -- list of carom tables
goplaypool.com
some others I don't...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Bob Jewett
I saw several places where I said to myself,...

I saw several places where I said to myself, "just play that, stop, short cut, easy combo along the rail, combo ball still there and he has that area cleared." Instead he shot something with power...
Forum: Snooker Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Jewett
It used to be the common thinking that the break...

It used to be the common thinking that the break off was an advantage. Too many good long potters now. I wonder if the winner of the flip will start putting the loser in for the first frame....
Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think there might be something to that. It...

I think there might be something to that. It seems like the old, napped cloths may have been more effective at keeping the ball clean. Hard to test.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Bob Jewett
Videos from the Ko brothers

The Ko brothers have done some videos on practice and instruction. Not all of them have English subtitles. Here's their channel on YouTube:
...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Bob Jewett
65-ball straight pool?

This is more or less 14.1 with 65 balls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb8xM__lo70

I don't like his patterns, but I've never played pool with more than 21 object balls on the table.
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bob Jewett
The criteria by which this list was made seems to...

The criteria by which this list was made seems to have been omitted. It's kind of important to know what the rules were for this particular game before you cry "Foul!"

It is based on American...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By Bob Jewett
I like the style Diamond sells. Were you looking...

I like the style Diamond sells. Were you looking for something to double as a player's chair as well?

http://www.diamondbilliards.com/Accessories/ChairUnits.aspx
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 765
Posted By Bob Jewett
This appears to be the same software that...

This appears to be the same software that onepocket.org forums now run on. It took just a little getting used to but I think it's a lot better.

It does have the feature that if you somehow leave...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bob Jewett
Still, de Oro's tournament/challenge match record...

Still, de Oro's tournament/challenge match record is pretty impressive, just listing his World Championships. Note that he held the 14.1 title and the 3-cushion title at the same time. At that time...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bob Jewett
Not my list either. How can any list have Allen...

Not my list either. How can any list have Allen Gilbert and not Raymond Ceulemans? There must have been some strange conditions for inclusion.
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bob Jewett
From McGoorty's stories of how de Oro behaved at...

From McGoorty's stories of how de Oro behaved at the table, I suspect none of his matches were friendly. From his HOF citation:

560074

Other sources list more pool championships, but it is...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, then, de Oro should be near the top of the...

Well, then, de Oro should be near the top of the list. A much better record than Mizerak, Parica and Sigel, for example.
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Bob Jewett
I remember when about the only advice for the...

I remember when about the only advice for the break was to keep moving the cue ball starting position until something good started happening. Tight racks were the start of changing that.

I...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Bob Jewett
Wiktor went through that match like a dose of...

Wiktor went through that match like a dose of salts. First for that tournament was about $5000. Poland has a strong youth program for billiards in schools.
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 10-18-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is a picture from the previous issue....

Here is a picture from the previous issue. Notable in these players is Don Tozer, the fifth person from the left. We have video of Don playing 30 years later here: ...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 10-18-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Bob Jewett
Billiards Magazine, Nov. 1929 Cowboy Weston

Billiards Magazine was published from about 1913 to 1935. It mostly covered carom but it also had some articles each month on pocket billiards. This issue had a feature on "Cowboy" Charley Weston who...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,561
Posted By Bob Jewett
And, as always, it's important to note that this...

And, as always, it's important to note that this list has only slight consideration of history by including Greenleaf. (Did anyone here see Greenleaf play?) Why is Alfredo de Oro not on the list?...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is an article about Vernon's induction to...

Here is an article about Vernon's induction to the One Pocket HOF with some interesting pictures:

https://www.onepocket.org/ElliottHOF.htm

Here are two interesting threads about him on...
Forum: Main Forum 10-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,486
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here's a link to Roy's page. ...

Here's a link to Roy's page.

https://www.facebook.com/RoysBasement
Forum: Main Forum 10-17-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 17,015
Posted By Bob Jewett
Guinness has essentially no official records....

Guinness has essentially no official records. Those are not, for the most part, interesting to their customers.

Just go onto their site and do a search. Here are part of their "billiard" records:...
Forum: Main Forum 10-17-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 17,015
Posted By Bob Jewett
You may want to look at the kinds of records The...

You may want to look at the kinds of records The Beer People have for pool/billiards/snooker. They are not in the business of keeping sports records. They are in the business of giving people...
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