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Forum: Main Forum Today, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Uh.... They have a phone number.

Uh.... They have a phone number.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Jewett
Or even some of this, eh? 545629 That's...

Or even some of this, eh?

545629

That's another BB come to think of it.:yikes:
Forum: Snooker Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,840
Posted By Bob Jewett
One thing I noticed about Mountjoy's break is...

One thing I noticed about Mountjoy's break is that once or twice he had less side on the cue ball than modern players would have had. Another is that the cloth appeared slower.
Forum: Snooker Today, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,680
Posted By Bob Jewett
There are tests that get results within an hour...

There are tests that get results within an hour or so. Test everyone, every day.

Easy for me to say, though.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think more than one of us is confused about...

I think more than one of us is confused about what BB means in this context.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Jewett
You had gaps. The wing ball with a tight rack and...

You had gaps. The wing ball with a tight rack and the one on the spot is over 90% in my experience on every table I've tried it on.

Try racking on the end that doesn't already have craters.
Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bob Jewett
(Unfortunately, the usability concepts behind the...

(Unfortunately, the usability concepts behind the wei table were broken and Wei lost interest in improving it or maintaining it after a few years.)

Here you go:

https://pad.chalkysticks.com/...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Jewett
There is some minimum speed and it probably takes...

There is some minimum speed and it probably takes a very tight rack, but yes. Most players shoot harder when they are trying to make the second-row balls.

There is a chance for the two corner...
Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bob Jewett
It isn't clear at all. I think you need to make a...

It isn't clear at all. I think you need to make a diagram.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Jewett
Only because of the rack or the balls. There is...

Only because of the rack or the balls. There is no real skill involved except for hitting the front ball full.

A commentator in the tournament clips mentioned the 3-point rule. All of the breaks...
Forum: Snooker 04-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,840
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, I guess I could fit a table in my closet....

Well, I guess I could fit a table in my closet. You play all the shot from one end.

I have played bumper pool for maybe half an hour total but I have no idea what the rules are nor did we at the...
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 66,374
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe this thread has moved into the...

I believe this thread has moved into the "unhijackable" category by its immense mass and infinite momentum. (See the "is a light cue good" thread for further technical references.)

:thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Bob Jewett
Usually Equal Offense does not have a concept of...

Usually Equal Offense does not have a concept of score carry-over with strikes and spares. The standard maximum per try/break is 20 balls. When there was an organized national competition run by Pool...
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 66,374
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe true, but let it cool a little so the...

Maybe true, but let it cool a little so the vapors can condense before ripping the microwave package open. Patience is a virtue.:grin:
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 66,374
Posted By Bob Jewett
A word of warning about that ... There is...

A word of warning about that ...

There is such a thing as popcorn lung which you can get from microwaved popcorn. Really. It's the chemical they add to give it that wonderful buttery...
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's certainly what the rumor was. A rumor from...

That's certainly what the rumor was. A rumor from Etta herself. Maybe wishful thinking? Stolen from an interview linked on her Wikipedia page:

...

Dorothy Hawkins (Etta's mother) died this past...
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Bob Jewett
I don't get around much anymore

as sung by Minnesota Fats' daughter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HYDFWv58UE

I miss league and Sunday practice as it anchored my week.
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,452
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think the non-pro criteria would eliminate Don...

I think the non-pro criteria would eliminate Don from the discussion, but the OP clearly does not.
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 04-02-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,349
Posted By Bob Jewett
I still have most issues available. $20 each plus...

I still have most issues available. $20 each plus shipping. Send me a PM.
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Bob Jewett
Ronnie O'Sullivan versus a rather unconventional...

Ronnie O'Sullivan versus a rather unconventional player with a cliff-hanger ending:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_b7daYPMJk

O'Sullivan vs. Sunny Akani, 2017 UK Championship
Forum: Aiming Conversation 04-02-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Bob Jewett
PM sent. -- Bob

PM sent. -- Bob
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By Bob Jewett
I wish I had known about or remembered those...

I wish I had known about or remembered those posts during a recent discussion of pool ball size. ;)
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By Bob Jewett
Lots of good "trick" shots well within the range...

Lots of good "trick" shots well within the range of most players.

The "rattle in the corner" shot looks hard even once you find the right spots, like not even one in three.

For the PHJ...
Forum: Cuesports: Rules & Strategies 04-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Bob Jewett
No. Each ball that meets one or more of the...

No. Each ball that meets one or more of the requirements counts as one point.

I think the wording in the regulation is clear. See Regulation 18 in:

https://wpapool.com/rule-regulations/
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bob Jewett
The World Games, which includes cue sports, which...

The World Games, which includes cue sports, which was scheduled for July 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, have been postponed to July 2022 because the Olympic Summer Games have been moved into July 2021....
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