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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Bob Jewett
The problem is that the TV table would not be...

The problem is that the TV table would not be available for 9B during that time.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Bob Jewett
It starts on Friday.

It starts on Friday.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 893
Posted By Bob Jewett
这里的雾很浓,很臭 That's pronounced Zhlǐ de w hěn...

这里的雾很浓,很臭
That's pronounced Zhlǐ de w hěn nng, hěn chu.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By Bob Jewett
My friend left his Meucci on the front seat of...

My friend left his Meucci on the front seat of his car for a second to talk to someone in the pool hall and when he came out his window was smashed and someone had left another Meucci.

Sorry, I...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,605
Posted By Bob Jewett
That is certainly how it is starting to look.

That is certainly how it is starting to look.
Forum: Snooker Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By Bob Jewett
I notice that in the post-match interview in the...

I notice that in the post-match interview in the second link, the subject of imaginary carambolations does not come up. I wonder if it had been agreed to beforehand.

Carter says he played full...
Forum: Snooker Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 46,597
Posted By Bob Jewett
For browsers that do not honor the time stamp,...

For browsers that do not honor the time stamp, the incident starts at 3:50:42 in this video of the full match.

https://youtu.be/cd4LtlEh5IQ?t=13842

It is very clear that he did not hit the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Bob Jewett
Live matches are a lot more fun to watch for me,...

Live matches are a lot more fun to watch for me, but I think the OP could watch some YouTube and pick out particular players he wants to see more of and then pay for a stream.

As for DCC, I think...
Forum: Snooker 01-16-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 46,597
Posted By Bob Jewett
The controversy about (not) hitting the yellow...

The controversy about (not) hitting the yellow occurs in the Higgins/Carter match when the score is 3-4 in frames and 18-47 in points. The short-form video does not show the "earnest discussion" or...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By Bob Jewett
Billiard champion Robert Cannefax (who published...

Billiard champion Robert Cannefax (who published a diamond system pamphlet) had a remarkable solution to an equipment problem. When he was asked to play on a table where the cloth was slow, he took...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Bob Jewett
From the Accu-Stats catalog, the earliest matches...

From the Accu-Stats catalog, the earliest matches I found were from the early 90s. All three of those players are listed. I don't think Pat was recording matches earlier than about 1986, so anything...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think your current routine is pretty good. Two...

I think your current routine is pretty good. Two things you might consider adding:

Give yourself some way to measure your progress. This can be through graded drills like the Billiard University...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Bob Jewett
The main catch with the first come seating is...

The main catch with the first come seating is that you have to remember to check in 23.99 hours in advance to be at the start of the boarding order (or pay extra for early boarding). Being late to...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,889
Posted By Bob Jewett
John commented that for the first 200 he just...

John commented that for the first 200 he just free-wheels and then he starts to pay attention.:frown: He said that saves mental energy. His runs did noticeably slow down after the first 200. Me, I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, he hit the ball too hard. Again. ;)

Well, he hit the ball too hard. Again. ;)
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Bob Jewett
In my defence, the title was posed as a question.

In my defence, the title was posed as a question.
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,959
Posted By Bob Jewett
I see from a Matchroom press release that Alex...

I see from a Matchroom press release that Alex Lely has been chosen as the European team's coach.
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Bob Jewett
I hope you told them Bob sent you.;) As for...

I hope you told them Bob sent you.;)

As for Lulu and self-published books....

If any idiot can publish their own book, many idiots will. There are many self-published pool books that best...
Forum: Carom Billiards 01-15-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Jewett
Technically, that's not true. He only uses five...

Technically, that's not true. He only uses five colors in "English". Red, black, green, yellow, blue. The "s" and "h" repeat the use of black:

539026

He does it because he doesn't know any...
Forum: Carom Billiards 01-15-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Bob Jewett
It turns out that I had never tried the spot on...

It turns out that I had never tried the spot on the wall method for the plus-2 system. I tried to do it the other day to demo to a student how spot on the wall works after we had used it for the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Bob Jewett
I saw that as well and just skipped over them....

I saw that as well and just skipped over them. But the search tool allows you to omit them. Instead of just "billiards" as your search term, use the keywords

billiards -bca -congress

and...
Forum: For Sale Items 01-14-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Fabulous Mr. Ponzi -- new book, $25

This is the autobiography of Andrew Ponzi who was one of the top players during Mosconi's time. I'm told it was Willie who insisted that Ponzi be in the HOF. This is a modern reprint that was done by...
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Bob Jewett
You are flying on the wrong airlines, I suppose. ...

You are flying on the wrong airlines, I suppose.

The main problem with Southwest is that because their stops are so short -- maybe 30 minutes -- and the flights are relatively short, if one...
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you have an old belt or know where to find...

If you have an old belt or know where to find cork, the $90 one is the $180 one.:wink:

But I agree that the Delta-13 is a good triangle and is the best once it has the sound suppression installed.
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bob Jewett
That is a strange shot for me. I think I actually...

That is a strange shot for me. I think I actually play it better with extreme inside -- enough inside to take the cue ball to the end cushion as the second rail. I suppose that's a result of playing...
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