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Forum: Main Forum 12-24-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,271
Posted By jmarcum1984
Congrats on the retirement! This is year 30 for...

Congrats on the retirement! This is year 30 for me in public school (high school). I will continue to read your pool teaching posts and look forward to hearing of your travels. Maybe I will see you...
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,478
Posted By jmarcum1984
I have to agree with a couple of other folks who...

I have to agree with a couple of other folks who mentioned that his opponents did not notice either. If you were upset at the gentleman for not noticing he was bleeding, you should be equally upset...
Forum: Main Forum 07-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,978
Posted By jmarcum1984
I agree that seeing something amazing, like...

I agree that seeing something amazing, like running an 8 pack, is something to behold. And since winner break to 8 was the format, player A won, hands down. And should be applauded.

My preference...
Forum: Main Forum 07-19-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,978
Posted By jmarcum1984
A better analogy, in my opinion, would be...

A better analogy, in my opinion, would be archery. If a guy hits 3 in a row through the same hole, does he win? He probably should, but the next guy at least has a chance to show he is just as good....
Forum: Main Forum 06-16-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,163
Posted By jmarcum1984
I joined an APA league at age 45 and was promptly...

I joined an APA league at age 45 and was promptly assessed as a skill level 3. I worked at the game and made it to skill level 5 by age 50 and played in my first singles Regional in 9ball. I was of...
Forum: Main Forum 02-07-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,468
Posted By jmarcum1984
I think last session some people would have liked...

I think last session some people would have liked for me to have had a substitute breaker. I had shoulder surgery and anything harder than pocket speed was not gonna happen. So I had some rather...
Forum: Main Forum 02-07-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,951
Posted By jmarcum1984
(c) Mechanical Bridges – The player may use up to...

(c) Mechanical Bridges – The player may use up to two mechanical bridges to support the cue stick during the shot. The configuration of the bridges is up to the player.

This part of the rule says...
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,874
Posted By jmarcum1984
I am not sure if it is sangbagging, but I play...

I am not sure if it is sangbagging, but I play guys during regular session that miss 3 or 4 times a rack, win some lose some, but then in a tournament that counts, they run 5 or 6 balls consistently...
Forum: Main Forum 12-16-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,025
Posted By jmarcum1984
Thank you, PhilosopherKing. I do not have the...

Thank you, PhilosopherKing. I do not have the experience that many of the guys on here have, and taking the time to give expectations of a tournament to a guy new to tournament playing is very...
Forum: Main Forum 12-12-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,337
Posted By jmarcum1984
I have no experience to suggest to good players,...

I have no experience to suggest to good players, but I coach the 3s and 4s on our team, and tell them center ball because, for the most part, they do not hit center even when they are trying. Adding...
Forum: Main Forum 12-08-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,922
Posted By jmarcum1984
I like the idea of playing co-captain simply...

I like the idea of playing co-captain simply because he earns that respect by the way he wins all year long. His record at Mosconi says it would be better to replace him with maybe Johnny Archer for...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By jmarcum1984
High Miles, Thanks for the insight. I expected...

High Miles,
Thanks for the insight. I expected to be sore for a few weeks, but I am on week 7, and most people say it takes 6 months. I will stick to practicing a stroke and only hitting soft and...
Forum: Main Forum 10-17-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By jmarcum1984
PT 3 times a week, but they are not pool players....

PT 3 times a week, but they are not pool players. Lot's of good stuff to do to help with range of motion and strength building after 6 weeks of nothing. I am sure the next two weeks will yield a...
Forum: Main Forum 10-17-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By jmarcum1984
Help returning to the game after shoulder surgery

I had rotator cuff repair, and have just been taken out of the sling (six weeks of complete non-use). The Dr. says I can start to swing my cue again. So my question is: should I start warming up,...
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,448
Posted By jmarcum1984
I will be there Sunday 14th for 8ball. I would...

I will be there Sunday 14th for 8ball. I would like to put some faces to names as well, and events away from the pool hall don't scare me!
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,329
Posted By jmarcum1984
Innings can be very misleading in that, a 3 may...

Innings can be very misleading in that, a 3 may work very hard to make 3 balls in a row, and against another 3, a four or five inning game is the way they play. However, if the table is slightly...
Forum: Main Forum 03-11-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By jmarcum1984
Does anyone know how to contact them for an...

Does anyone know how to contact them for an engagement. I would love to try to get them down to Texas. I met Dennis last year at a tournament. He was incredibly friendly and had a way of making...
Forum: Main Forum 03-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,769
Posted By jmarcum1984
Great description. I teach high school for a...

Great description. I teach high school for a living, and the pool world is a pleasant break from my "reality".
Forum: Main Forum 12-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,800
Posted By jmarcum1984
I am in the Houston area. You gave me advice...

I am in the Houston area. You gave me advice when I was looking at getting a used table. I avoided a really bad table thanks to you. I think Texas is the right place and when you get here, I want...
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By jmarcum1984
Detroit Larry, Thanks for the site. I just...

Detroit Larry,

Thanks for the site. I just set up an account and ran a fictitious tournament to see how easy it is to use. It was very simple, but did not draw brackets that I could tell. I...
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,392
Posted By jmarcum1984
I just watched to USA match and was expecting to...

I just watched to USA match and was expecting to see Earl stink it up based on the posts. Here is what I saw:
Game 1 - * bad safety (but they still won)
Game 2 - Croatia made a mistake to let USA...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,990
Posted By jmarcum1984
I have read this entire thread, and I learned how...

I have read this entire thread, and I learned how an APA rule is interpreted (thanks for explaining), and I learned that some people like league and others do not, and some people play league for fun...
Forum: Main Forum 07-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,990
Posted By jmarcum1984
Thanks Billiardsfan, that makes sense. I don't...

Thanks Billiardsfan, that makes sense. I don't agree with it, but now I understand how they come up with zero points for the rule breaking team.
Forum: Main Forum 07-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,990
Posted By jmarcum1984
"The overall team skill limit rule is 23. If the...

"The overall team skill limit rule is 23. If the 23-Rule is broken, the offending team would receive zero points for that League match."

"The nonoffending team would receive all points they won...
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,990
Posted By jmarcum1984
I have to take exception to the earlier posts...

I have to take exception to the earlier posts about "you broke the rule", therefore everything is your fault, unless you INTENTIONALLY tried to go over the 23 rule and get away with it. Not paying...
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