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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:54 AM
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Posted By AtLarge
Ray "ghostball" Martin last posted here on New...

Ray "ghostball" Martin last posted here on New Year's Day this year, indicating that he still plays a lot of one-pocket and that he would be turning 84 the following month.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By AtLarge
Let's compare some of the results for the Big Dog...

Let's compare some of the results for the Big Dog 10-Ball Championship this year vs. last year. A significant change in the equipment was the use of a racking template this year, whereas they used a...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By AtLarge
The 1-Pkt. event had 12 players. Shane played 4...

The 1-Pkt. event had 12 players. Shane played 4 matches to win the event, beating Thorpe 4-3, Frost 4-2, Deuel 4-1, and Deuel 4-3.

The 10-Ball event had 19 players. Again Shane played 4 matches,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By AtLarge
I'm pretty sure I would have noted it whenever it...

I'm pretty sure I would have noted it whenever it happened in the games I've tracked, but I have not consolidated anything on it. I'll make a note to investigate later.

It occurred twice in 181...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,265
Posted By AtLarge
Hmmm. Willie's autobiography says the run took...

Hmmm. Willie's autobiography says the run took about 2 hours and 10 minutes, which is 4.0 balls per minute. The above article would have it at 4 hours and 50 minutes, or 1.8 balls per minute. ...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,524
Posted By AtLarge
Some stats for the streamed 10-Ball matches are...

Some stats for the streamed 10-Ball matches are now available here: https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=496668
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By AtLarge
Miscellany from the data for the 2019 Big Dog...

Miscellany from the data for the 2019 Big Dog 10-Ball Championship:
[This relates only to the 10 streamed matches (11 races), not to all matches in the event.]

• The most balls made on a single...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By AtLarge
Break Stats -- 2019 Big Dog 10-Ball Championship, July 2019

Here are some aggregate statistics from the 2019 Big Dog 10-Ball Championship. The event was played June 12-14 at Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, Iowa with pay-per-view live streaming by...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,524
Posted By AtLarge
Order of finish in the 10-Ball Banks Ring Game: ...

Order of finish in the 10-Ball Banks Ring Game:

1. Bustamante
2. Kaçi (knocked out in rack 9)
3. Compton (rack 7 or early 8)
4. Deuel (rack 6)
5. Woodward (rack 5)
6. Jones (rack 4)
7....
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,524
Posted By AtLarge
Looks like that match is at 2 pm local time. Two...

Looks like that match is at 2 pm local time. Two matches are to be played at noon -- Tate/Cheng and Styer/Hanson. Ray announced resumption tomorrow at noon, so I imagine we'll see one of those two.
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By AtLarge
I imagine it's their Duramith technology, like...

I imagine it's their Duramith technology, like the other balls in the set, whereas their other cue balls are not. But you're right that it would be nice to be able to buy that cue ball separately,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,524
Posted By AtLarge
Games 5-11 and 14 = 8 B&R's. Chang broke...

Games 5-11 and 14 = 8 B&R's.

Chang broke successfully 11 of 11. SVB broke dry 3 of 3.
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,524
Posted By AtLarge
No, it's 3 object balls. [That rule is not in...

No, it's 3 object balls. [That rule is not in effect for this event.]

Chang's B&R pack vs. SVB was 7.
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,544
Posted By AtLarge
See post #20 above.

See post #20 above.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-11-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,362
Posted By AtLarge
Here's the key takeaway from this thread -- they...

Here's the key takeaway from this thread -- they played races to 5 in the group stage of the WPA World Championship in 2004. :eek:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By AtLarge
This might work without resorting to heat. Put...

This might work without resorting to heat. Put the allen wrench in a vise. Then put the weight bolt on the wrench and turn the butt with both hands.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,171
Posted By AtLarge
Additional info on cut angles or aim points...

Additional info on cut angles or aim points needed: https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/aiming/lines-of-aim/
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By AtLarge
"Cue ball last vs. object ball last" has been the...

"Cue ball last vs. object ball last" has been the subject of many threads on AzB over the years. Here's one from 2 years ago:
https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=453555.

The...
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,168
Posted By AtLarge
57 on the list. They have 3 more qualifiers (all...

57 on the list. They have 3 more qualifiers (all in the US). So that leaves 4 spots open; let's hope they are filled somehow.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-06-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By AtLarge
Here's a thread I started a few years ago to...

Here's a thread I started a few years ago to discuss the use of torrefied (cooked, baked, toasted, roasted, carmelized) wood for cues: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=381707

And...
Forum: Main Forum 07-06-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By AtLarge
Here's that list I mentioned in the last post --...

Here's that list I mentioned in the last post -- WPA 9-Ball and US Open 9-Ball champions by age -- from the 2017 thread. I have updated it to include the winners since that thread -- Biado (2017)...
Forum: Main Forum 07-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 916
Posted By AtLarge
Here's another thread on this subject, including...

Here's another thread on this subject, including a poll, from a couple years ago. It was asking specifically about pros. See post #12 for the ages of World 9-Ball and US Open 9-Ball champions.

...
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,523
Posted By AtLarge
Part of the US met Alcano well before the IPT. ...

Part of the US met Alcano well before the IPT. He finished in the top 4 a dozen times, including 5 wins, on the Joss Tour in a 5-month period during the 2002-2003 season.
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By AtLarge
Here's a Brunswick catalog from a hundred years...

Here's a Brunswick catalog from a hundred years ago. Click on the first image ("Billiard Book"), and then you can easily page through the catalog. It contains a lot of interesting information about...
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By AtLarge
See Bob's post below:

See Bob's post below:
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