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Forum: Main Forum Today, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think he was born in Taiwan but moved to Japan....

I think he was born in Taiwan but moved to Japan.

I see a lot of new names on the list and a lot of top players not entered yet. We may end up with some monsters on the waiting list.

Curaçao...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Bob Jewett
The meter (listed in the other thread) has a sort...

The meter (listed in the other thread) has a sort of dome over the sensor which I think is supposed to make it less sensitive to direction. I haven't tried tilting it.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Bob Jewett
I got a light meter for about $40 from Amazon....

I got a light meter for about $40 from Amazon. Maybe it's better than the iPhone app or maybe not. In any case I think it's good to measure the result of whatever lighting fixture is installed. Where...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe they have pool in school. In the US the...

I believe they have pool in school. In the US the only way most children are exposed to pool is in a family rec room where there is no one who knows how to play well or can give pointers on good...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,427
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you look at pool history that week you may see...

If you look at pool history that week you may see why it was important to Willie that he get headlines at that exact time. It was important to Brunswick as well.
Forum: For Sale Items Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By Bob Jewett
First National Billiard Exchange magazines 1994-1996

This magazine was published from October 1994 until April 1996. It had technical articles about cues, tables, antique tables, etc., as well as a classified section.

I have individual copies of:...
Forum: For Sale Items Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By Bob Jewett
Shots, Moves and Strategies, one pocket Eddie Robin

I have a copy of Eddie Robin's Shots, Moves and Strategies. It is signed by Eddie on the cover in silver pen. $180 including postage by media mail.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,427
Posted By Bob Jewett
Although I would prefer that everyone check that...

Although I would prefer that everyone check that issue of BD for personal reasons :wink:, here is a clearer image:

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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Bob Jewett
August 16th -- the tournament is over half full...

August 16th -- the tournament is over half full (if you subtract the qualifiers). New players list:

1 Alaniz -- Martin Alaniz (unstated)
2 Alcaide -- David Alcaide Bermudez (Spain)
...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's a good method that does not require...

That's a good method that does not require special tools and is more or less how I do tips. I would add three things:

When putting the gel glue on, I mostly do it with a single drop in the center...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Bob Jewett
You could run multiple single-elimination...

You could run multiple single-elimination tournaments with a single-elimination playoff of the winners at the end. Race to one, so the players keep rotating and there is little waiting with pressure...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,427
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe that is actually a burro, which is not...

I believe that is actually a burro, which is not a horse and not exactly a donkey. They can stand a lot of weight.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,427
Posted By Bob Jewett
The BCA was busy with the preparations and...

The BCA was busy with the preparations and aftermath of the annual BCA Expo. The office has two people. I guess you could call that a bureaucracy.
Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,930
Posted By Bob Jewett
The use of backhand english was illustrated in...

The use of backhand english was illustrated in Kentfield's book on billiards in 1839. He also shows the swerve from the side spin on the way to the ball.

A French text from about 1890 describes...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,427
Posted By Bob Jewett
The BCA statement has been released: ...

The BCA statement has been released:

Contact: Shane Tyree
Billiard Congress of America
303-243-5070
shane@bca-pool.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

John Schmidt Breaks Willie Mosconi's...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Bob Jewett
But all he has to do is aim to cheat the pocket a...

But all he has to do is aim to cheat the pocket a little. With a higher-squirt shaft, the cheat is sort of built in.

I don't think a low-squirt shaft causes more friction between the cue ball and...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Bob Jewett
No. I think that if you aim slightly differently...

No. I think that if you aim slightly differently with the "bad" shaft it will work fine for the shot. Whether that different aim will ever seem correct and natural to you is a different question.
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Bob Jewett
Wrap Scotch Magic tape around the ferrule until...

Wrap Scotch Magic tape around the ferrule until it is the same diameter as the tip. That protects the ferrule and gives a good guide to center the tip. After gluing with super glue gel, I usually add...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think it's good to define "very soft" here....

I think it's good to define "very soft" here. Some might think that you want to roll the cue ball only barely hard enough to just touch the bottom of the rack. I think it should be at least hard...
Forum: Main Forum 08-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,310
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, no. Brunswick Corporation, the old owner,...

Well, no. Brunswick Corporation, the old owner, seemed to have very little interest in promoting Brunswick Billiards, a brand they owned. Brunswick Corporation has sold the brand and business to a...
Forum: Main Forum 08-14-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Jewett
To answer that question it's important to...

To answer that question it's important to understand how statistics and probability work. Let's look at a simple case.

Suppose two players have identical abilities and they play each other 10,000...
Forum: Main Forum 08-14-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,310
Posted By Bob Jewett
Yes, it's sad that Brunswick Corporation dumped...

Yes, it's sad that Brunswick Corporation dumped the division that started them and didn't even name them.

I'm pretty sure the tables will continue to be called "Brunswick". The name is still...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,310
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Brunswick Billiards operation was folded into...

The Brunswick Billiards operation was folded into the Brunswick "life fitness" division shortly after they completely got rid of the bowling business, IIRC. The entire "life fitness" operation...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,310
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think they (Brunswick Billiards, recently sold...

I think they (Brunswick Billiards, recently sold to a private equity firm) are operating under new owners as of now. Maybe they care more. Or less.
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, Wikipedia has this to say about rolling...

Well, Wikipedia has this to say about rolling stuff:

"Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a ball, tire, or...
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