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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
When they had it in Cardiff it was a very nice...

When they had it in Cardiff it was a very nice setup. Matchroom had it there 2000-2003. Cardiff is a little out of the way, but I got on a bus at Heathrow and got off two blocks from the hotel and...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,628
Posted By Bob Jewett
PM sent. I have another copy of Hendricks' book...

PM sent. I have another copy of Hendricks' book available.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Bob Jewett
Try decaf.

Try decaf.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Bob Jewett
BCAPL rules are call shot. You have to make a...

BCAPL rules are call shot. You have to make a called shot to claim a group.

BCA rules are also call shot.

So, the answer is no.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Bob Jewett
Evidently. Aramith is very careful to brand and...

Evidently. Aramith is very careful to brand and uniquely package its products.

The slimiest case I know of is a retailer that had an Aramith box (maybe from delivering an equipment package to a...
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Bob Jewett
The BCA is the Billiard Congress of America, the...

The BCA is the Billiard Congress of America, the North American representative in the WPA. It is mostly a trade association.

The BCAPL is part of CSI and has nothing to do with the BCA except...
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Bob Jewett
Unless they don't suit his game in which case...

Unless they don't suit his game in which case they are the problem, not the answer.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Bob Jewett
When I was there the common game was straight...

When I was there the common game was straight rail billiards. There are now many very good Vietnamese 3-cushion players.

For a location, stick "bida" into google map search or ask a taxi cab...
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Bob Jewett
I thought they called it the American War.

I thought they called it the American War.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Bob Jewett
Wait until you can play with a cue before you buy...

Wait until you can play with a cue before you buy it.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Bob Jewett
No one here can tell you how a particular cue or...

No one here can tell you how a particular cue or brand of cues will feel to you or whether a suits your game. I've heard people describe a piece of dog poo stick as a "fine-hitting cue".

Don't buy...
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maxsim broke a little harder than necessary....

Maxsim broke a little harder than necessary. :eek: Two other things to note from that video. Alex P seems to be Maxsim's biggest fan. :grin: And the scorekeeper is amazingly efficient, accurate, and...
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
A rule at DCC was that neither of the two in-hand...

A rule at DCC was that neither of the two in-hand balls could be within a ball of any other ball. At one point some players were freezing the cue ball and break ball together by the side pocket.
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,621
Posted By Bob Jewett
The more or less standard break was to put the...

The more or less standard break was to put the 15th object ball on the center spot (yes, pool tables have a center spot) and play it into the side to hit the rack between the two front balls.

The...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-20-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bob Jewett
There's is a difference between "official"...

There's is a difference between "official" competition and a match-up.

The high run in an officated (but probably not sanctioned) match was Appleton's 200-and-out against Bustamante.

Hopkins...
Forum: Main Forum 01-19-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Bob Jewett
I have no idea since I wasn't there. The tests...

I have no idea since I wasn't there. The tests were done in 1991 so you can cross quite a few tips off your list.:wink: For the tips, I think there are only two things that could make a difference:...
Forum: Main Forum 01-19-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Bob Jewett
That was a very interesting test that John...

That was a very interesting test that John McChesney set up and reported on in June of 1999.

Here is the header and the start of the posting for the historians among us ...

From: John McChesney...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-18-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Bob Jewett
45 in a league match. Easy break shot. Sigh.

45 in a league match. Easy break shot. Sigh.
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bob Jewett
And it's important for you in particular to have...

And it's important for you in particular to have it figured. I've been in B'ham in May. I look forward with some fear to when I will have to be there in July of 2021. And Al Gore isn't helping any.;)
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, they're not his measurements, but on the...

Well, they're not his measurements, but on the site "EngineeringToolbox.com" we have a table with a bunch of coefficients of thermal expansion. (I would have referred you to the CRC Handbook, but...
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,164
Posted By Bob Jewett
But now I'm really confused. You don't look...

But now I'm really confused. You don't look Chinese.:confused:
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By Bob Jewett
There's a Wikipedia page. Remember to donate to...

There's a Wikipedia page. Remember to donate to Wikipedia occasionally if you view info on it.:thumbup:
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-18-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bob Jewett
For his fourth set of tries, John was racking at...

For his fourth set of tries, John was racking at the foot of the table. The camera was at the head end. In the previous tries at Easy Street, John had been racking at the head since it was a better...
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,791
Posted By Bob Jewett
Contiguous seems fine to me. Or "all three...

Contiguous seems fine to me. Or "all three simultaneously in contact".

At snooker, you must never shoot into a frozen ball but if you shoot away from it you get credit for having hit it if you...
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
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.
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