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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:24 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
The rules of 10 ball require you to drive four...

The rules of 10 ball require you to drive four object balls to cushion, IIRC. Have you tried a soft break that complies with that rule?
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Jewett
House of Billiards is a nice room with mostly...

House of Billiards is a nice room with mostly Gold Crowns and three or four heated carom tables. https://www.hobsm.com/
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bob Jewett
I look at the shot differently. The cue ball will...

I look at the shot differently. The cue ball will follow the same path in either case. With a low-squirt cue, you have to aim a little farther from the obstructing ball, but you are aiming closer to...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 21,396
Posted By Bob Jewett
At least I don't wear lycra in public like...

At least I don't wear lycra in public like someone I could mention.:wink:
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Jewett
It's about a 6-hour drive north depending on...

It's about a 6-hour drive north depending on whether you take I-5 or the more interesting coastal road, Highway 1. On the way up you can stop at Hearst's Castle with its billiard tables and later on...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bob Jewett
I don't understand your post. Could you please...

I don't understand your post. Could you please redo it as a complete, stand-alone statement?
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 21,396
Posted By Bob Jewett
Surprisingly, I just got some red rep for this...

Surprisingly, I just got some red rep for this post. "Ongoing negativity". I would describe this post as informative rather than in any way negative.
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Bob Jewett
If the balls are touching, there's no problem....

If the balls are touching, there's no problem. The players know what's required. When they're a mm apart, the ref has to be on his toes. Intentional miscues are permitted at snooker so that sometimes...
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Jewett
Like the first Orcullo/Chohan match, I believe.

Like the first Orcullo/Chohan match, I believe.
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, yes, but the kids haven't had 20 years of...

Well, yes, but the kids haven't had 20 years of the wrong rules permeating their every pore.

I had one road player tell me after a gross double hit on a ball that was a quarter inch from the cue...
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 21,396
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Smithsonian has a much better scan than the...

The Smithsonian has a much better scan than the Flickr image referenced. The embossed seal says: "CLARK COUNTY [O]HIO NOTARIAL SEAL". (The O is not well struck.) By the seal is a signature and a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Jewett
On Sunday it is $5 for all day. Be there at...

On Sunday it is $5 for all day. Be there at opening.:thumbup:
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Bob Jewett
Contact Roy Pastor who has a great deal of...

Contact Roy Pastor who has a great deal of experience coaching junior players and also amazing success. Here is a related thread: https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=457079

Roy is a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By Bob Jewett
Which is a lot more than some other handicap...

Which is a lot more than some other handicap systems do.
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's a good explanation of the "two times...

That's a good explanation of the "two times fuller system" which I think was first in print in Bob Byrne's "Standard Book". Here's the first diagram from Byrne showing how to do the calculation when...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By Bob Jewett
It seems that some people don't realize the...

It seems that some people don't realize the tremendous range of abilities of pool players. Fargo makes this pretty clear. An 800 could spot a 200 18 games on the wire going to 20 and still expect to...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Bob Jewett
Or, you can do one of these.......

Or, you can do one of these.... https://billiards.colostate.edu/normal-video/nv-b-52/
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Cat knows what's up!

The Cat knows what's up!
Forum: 14.1 Pool 09-16-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,902
Posted By Bob Jewett
It is not a name worth buying. Frankly, I...

It is not a name worth buying.

Frankly, I would stop donating to Peter's event if he started to claim that it was an actual world championship without actually having a WPA sanction.
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bob Jewett
"He played a massť shot." :grin: I'm not falling...

"He played a massť shot." :grin: I'm not falling for your Canadian tricks, monsieur.
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's the official rule but some places make up...

That's the official rule but some places make up their own rules. DCC in particular has its own rules and if you are there, it's good to ask. For example, at DCC you are allowed to hit the cue ball...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 09-16-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Bob Jewett
American Straight Pool Championship, 2019

I just noticed that there is no thread for this here. Here's some info. The website is http://www.americanstraightpool.com/

The prize fund is $42,000.

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Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By Bob Jewett
As far as the handicap system itself goes, you...

As far as the handicap system itself goes, you need to realize that some players simply can't accept that they will be forced to give a "total banger" some chance to win a match and if the...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 09-16-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,902
Posted By Bob Jewett
Just to follow up on this in case someone finds...

Just to follow up on this in case someone finds this thread...

Dragon has announced on Facebook that their 14.1 event for 2019 will be in December at a sports bar in Jacksonville.
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bob Jewett
The same way the carom player probably did it --...

The same way the carom player probably did it -- slippery equipment. Silicone spray or wax on the cue ball, and/or new cloth. Most owners of new cloth are bothered by such shots so you can only...
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