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Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,240
Posted By vjmehra
Iíve tried...itís painful! Gave up very quickly! ...

Iíve tried...itís painful! Gave up very quickly!

That said (apparently) some players (I mean top level players not bangers like me) practice for Chinese 8-Ball that way as they donít have access...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By vjmehra
Assuming you're a reasonable player (and it...

Assuming you're a reasonable player (and it sounds like you can pot a few balls) you should have no real problem adjusting. Some of the shots are a bit further away, but that's about it.

Cushions,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-01-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,256
Posted By vjmehra
Yeah Sky donít really advertise pool much, even...

Yeah Sky donít really advertise pool much, even on their own website, as itís a minority sport for them, with only the 4 Matchroom events shown. Also outside the UK the rights may be different, so...
Forum: Main Forum 06-30-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,256
Posted By vjmehra
Yes, so here basic Sky / Virgin (Cable) doesn't...

Yes, so here basic Sky / Virgin (Cable) doesn't come with any Sports channels, to get Sky Sports as an add on you have to pay extra on-top (and generally commit to a full year as well).

However we...
Forum: Main Forum 06-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,256
Posted By vjmehra
Presumably its the same as every other sporting...

Presumably its the same as every other sporting event, company X (in this case Matchroom) sells the rights to local providers around the world. Those local providers then decide how they want to show...
Forum: Main Forum 06-09-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
In a way it is a more logical game to transition...

In a way it is a more logical game to transition to from snooker than 9-Ball, but unless the structure of prize money changes massively (unlikely), weíll never know if anyone could make that...
Forum: Main Forum 06-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
...or more likely....having seen someone break a...

...or more likely....having seen someone break a decades old record, other pro's now see it as something that is actually achievable if they are prepared to put the effort in. It almost certainly has...
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
Well they are professional sportsmen, their 'job'...

Well they are professional sportsmen, their 'job' is to be the best performer on a pool table, poor taste might be relevant in terms of table etiquette etc. but there is no established etiquette...
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
My point was that pro's shouldn't nicely ask...

My point was that pro's shouldn't nicely ask other pro's not to beat their achievements, you can apply it to any sport / scenario.

As I've already said, I don't expect anyone to beat the record in...
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
If someone shoots a new course record in the 1st...

If someone shoots a new course record in the 1st round of the masters, should the other players all play conservatively to ensure they don't set a new record too quickly?

Of course not.

In...
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
A lot, far more than anyone would put up!

A lot, far more than anyone would put up!
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 19,433
Posted By vjmehra
Its a really odd statement in a way...on the one...

Its a really odd statement in a way...on the one had he says please don't break my record...on the other he says, people don't realise how tough it was.

Personally I doubt anyone will post a...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,756
Posted By vjmehra
I agree that once the BCA (and/or WPA?) say itís...

I agree that once the BCA (and/or WPA?) say itís a record, then it counts.

However ignoring all the stuff about tables etc (conditions change in all sports, if conditions had to be perfectly...
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,297
Posted By vjmehra
It's no mystery, Matchroom are very transparent...

It's no mystery, Matchroom are very transparent about the qualifying, if you don't play in enough qualifying tournaments, you can't get enough points to qualify (same for the Europeans, albeit the...
Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 24,052
Posted By vjmehra
I guess technically a rule needs to be set, but...

I guess technically a rule needs to be set, but in snooker the player carries on, even when the frame has been won (although technically it hasn't been 'won' until either the balls are cleared or the...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By vjmehra
I wouldn't worry about the rest so much, I'm a...

I wouldn't worry about the rest so much, I'm a fraction shorter than you and even on a snooker table I don't need it that much!
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 24,052
Posted By vjmehra
Absolutely, I'm not trying to downplay the...

Absolutely, I'm not trying to downplay the achievement, it is clearly a very difficult thing to do, as no-one has done it before! I'm just saying its not really possible to make direct comparisons to...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 24,052
Posted By vjmehra
Whilst its tricky to compare I'd say the...

Whilst its tricky to compare I'd say the following:

1) You have opponents in golf majors and bowling (unless its just practice in which case I'd imagine pro's have shot tons of unofficial 900's so...
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,680
Posted By vjmehra
Plus a WCOP of pool I think and a few Mosconi...

Plus a WCOP of pool I think and a few Mosconi Cups.
Forum: Main Forum 05-06-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By vjmehra
There were 2 deep screw shots he played (one on...

There were 2 deep screw shots he played (one on either side of the table I think), that were incredible. I'm not sure anyone else on the planet (and I include ROS) could replicate either!
Forum: Main Forum 05-04-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,498
Posted By vjmehra
I'm not sure why people feel the need to...

I'm not sure why people feel the need to criticise another sport, especially one that's far more organised than pool.

Over here in the UK we don't have a pro bowling tour, but your PBA tour seems...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,298
Posted By vjmehra
I think it’s actually an impossible question to...

I think it’s actually an impossible question to answer, consider snooker:

Ronnie O’Sullivan is by far the ‘best player’, but hasn’t been World Champ for a while and has lost in the longer matches...
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By vjmehra
Those prices make London seem cheap...I never...

Those prices make London seem cheap...I never thought Iíd say that!!!
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,298
Posted By vjmehra
Depends what you mean by best athlete...the men's...

Depends what you mean by best athlete...the men's 100m is by far the highest profile event and gets all the press.

I don't disagree with your logic, but I'm not sure its accepted that whoever wins...
Forum: Main Forum 04-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By vjmehra
Snooker did dump Alex Higgins (sort of), he got...

Snooker did dump Alex Higgins (sort of), he got banned at least a couple of times.

Barry Hearn refused to sign him as he was too much of a liability.

However remember back that Barry Hearn was...
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