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Forum: U.S. Tournament Announcements 11-24-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By CaptainJR
I can't play but I'm planning to drop in. (glad I...

I can't play but I'm planning to drop in. (glad I looked in here or I would have been heading to the Yankee Club. LOL)
Forum: Main Forum 09-14-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By CaptainJR
Thought I'd stop by.

Hello All,
Anyone around that I'll remember? Since I can't shoot pool anymore, I'm spending my recreation time with computer racing games. Playing online and such. A lot of fun but I'm not very good...
Forum: Main Forum 10-22-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By CaptainJR
8 ball open table rules, BCA

8 ball open table rules, BCA

According to what I see in the BCA 8 ball rules, there is no requirement to make a good hit on anything when the table is open.

What I could find that is in any way...
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,486
Posted By CaptainJR
Exactly, That is why the winner of a 9 ball...

Exactly, That is why the winner of a 9 ball tournament is called (tournament name) 9 ball champion rather than (tournament name) pocket billiard champion. The thread is asking what the toughest game...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,371
Posted By CaptainJR
What is the shot called when you are hitting the...

What is the shot called when you are hitting the bottom of the cue ball knowing that you are not hitting it hard enough to keep the reverse spin on it till it hits the object ball? You know, you hit...
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By CaptainJR
Very interesting. I've known for a long time that...

Very interesting. I've known for a long time that one big detriment to me really knuckling down and giving 100 percent on every shot is that I won't play for enough money to make it an issue if I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,128
Posted By CaptainJR
Just a couple thoughts, I didn't read all...

Just a couple thoughts,

I didn't read all the post so maybe someone else already said,

If you practicing this shot went so well when putting your grip back farther on the cue stick, I would try...
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,945
Posted By CaptainJR
I don't know how long you've been married but...

I don't know how long you've been married but this kind of thing needs settled right away. It was only about 2 or 3 months into my marriage when my wife needed a new car. So we went to the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,497
Posted By CaptainJR
I can't disagree because it is your table. I know...

I can't disagree because it is your table. I know that I have never played on a table that you could do that. That is why I figured I was settling it. Because anyone that has ever shot pool much has...
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,497
Posted By CaptainJR
WOW, I sure did miss a lot here. I didn't take...

WOW, I sure did miss a lot here. I didn't take time to read it all.

I noticed some question about me indicating that the harder you shoot the more deflection you get. So I had suggested that I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-02-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,662
Posted By CaptainJR
Now that is funny. I've watched a lot of pool....

Now that is funny. I've watched a lot of pool. Played a lot too, but I've certainly watched a lot. I've went to Planet (now Tigar) pool events, other big tournaments, TV, etc. Yup, I've watched a lot...
Forum: Main Forum 01-02-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,497
Posted By CaptainJR
Remember the harder you hit the cue ball, the...

Remember the harder you hit the cue ball, the more deflection you get. English is not a very good idea on a hard hit break shot. It is different if you are using a cut break shot like Bob J is...
Forum: Main Forum 01-01-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By CaptainJR
Hi Carl, Happy New Year. Yes, putting it...

Hi Carl,

Happy New Year. Yes, putting it that close to the pocket forces me to use an open bridge and elevate slightly. This puts even more importance on a straight stoke. If I can stoke it...
Forum: Main Forum 12-31-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,665
Posted By CaptainJR
Why did you have to ask this? I seem compelled to...

Why did you have to ask this? I seem compelled to answer and I'm not liking the 'sound' of what I'm going to say.

What you like in the sound of a cue stick should be solidness, etc. I guess.
...
Forum: Main Forum 12-31-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By CaptainJR
When I was playing more I always shot 30 (2 racks...

When I was playing more I always shot 30 (2 racks worth) of long straight in shots every day. OK, I could miss a day every now and then but not very often. I only have a 7' table at home so I would...
Forum: Main Forum 12-12-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
I can't seem to help myself from replying. I...

I can't seem to help myself from replying. I didn't insult anyone. I just showed some facts about this kind of thing.

Again you come back without hitting any of the issues. Why not come back with...
Forum: Main Forum 12-12-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
I'm a little bit sorry that it came out that way....

I'm a little bit sorry that it came out that way. Not very much though. It is just that every time I make an irrefutable point, you manage ignore it or change it into something else without ever...
Forum: Main Forum 12-12-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
There it is. You say, "By feel/experience" and...

There it is. You say, "By feel/experience" and you talk about "baseline systems" for "various cuing issues". But in posts above you insisted that we were only talking about center ball when it suited...
Forum: Main Forum 12-11-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
Tomorrow I'll post a .jpg of the diagram then you...

Tomorrow I'll post a .jpg of the diagram then you will be able to see it for sure.

In the mean time maybe you can tell me how, using your system, can you tell what part of the pocket you are going...
Forum: Main Forum 12-11-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By CaptainJR
I'm pretty sure DiamondDave is talking about...

I'm pretty sure DiamondDave is talking about Fred. Yes Fred it the best teacher around here.

If you are in the Harrisburg area and looking for lessons. He's the man. Very well respected player in...
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,968
Posted By CaptainJR
Play piano, some online poker, Bridge I use to...

Play piano, some online poker, Bridge
I use to have a web site with my piano music on but it is gone. My most requested piece is 'The Maple Leaf Rag'.

JR
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
Jim, Just one thing yet. On my post on page six...

Jim,
Just one thing yet. On my post on page six I had this 'CueTable' example. You never did tell me how your system differentiates between these shots to the lower left corner pocket??

JR
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
I'm going to come about a little bit. Probably...

I'm going to come about a little bit. Probably not as much as Jim would like but here goes.

Jim,
You may recall after looking at which back cuts I have a little trouble with, I was surprised to...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
Your are correct on this Patrick. As a matter of...

Your are correct on this Patrick. As a matter of fact on non-back cuts where the object ball is say within three inches of the rail and more than two diamonds up the rail. In other words a rail shot....
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,286
Posted By CaptainJR
I took a look at this late last night. I don't...

I took a look at this late last night. I don't think I'm following you at all. You are talking about cutting into the right corner pocket? The first shot is a normal cut, not a back cut but I figure...
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