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  1. freds

    World Pool Masters 2023 (10-13 May), nineball, Essex UK, Winner $40K

    Yeah, take a look at this, all three overlayed - takes a lot of skill to be that lucky/consistent: Has a 0 area break box - i.e., break from the head spot - ever been tried? Though it seems like the top players are going to solve whatever break rules come up.
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    C'mon Down Under.... play in Australia

    Koalas not so much, but the closely related Drop Bears are no joke - if you go, speak softly in the bush, and/or stock up on Vegemite: See also:
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    US Open 9-Ball, 2023, Atlantic City, Sep 25-30

    One presumes that you're not required to stay there, you're just required to pay for a room.
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    Interesting listing on Ebay

    I see her listing has a link to a brief New Yorker article from Sept. 7, 1981 - she's mentioned in the last two paragraphs. Also some fun stuff in there for the historians. Tournament THE Professional Pool Players Association held its sixth annual World Open Pocket Billiard Championship...
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    Matchroom Pool will have 30 ranking events in 2023

    There's another ranking event coming up in New England; in Boston (Malden) on Mar. 18-19, @ Amazin' Billiards. Small venue, not much spectator space but the TD will likely be streaming all tables. :rolleyes...
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    Boston - 1/22/23 through 1/25/23

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    1 year ago Jayson Shaw shocked the World.

    Could be that you've got the screw-er and screw-ees backwards.
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    Efren VS Lukas Tonight 1/16/2023 at 6pm On Yale Sharkstream (WATCH 4 FREE)

    Thanks for that! Highlight of the match - master class in how to remove the stupid template rack: (1:36:50)
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    DIY Bucket Polisher Project.. best Buffer?

    I have a couple of these, they seem to work just fine. YMMV. "WEN 10PMR 10-Inch Waxer/Polisher" $25 at the moment:
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    US Open 9B October, 2022 -- Atlantic City

    If anybody is still looking:
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    Tyler Styer's disgusting jump-kick shot and my poor table cloth

    Well done! I enjoyed that and appreciate the effort; that looks like it was a lot of work to put together. And the neighborhood walk was fun - all pool tables look pretty much the same but a little local color is great.
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    Dr Dave not on Youtube anymore?

    Yes, but more to the point - I'm guessing - be really wary of social engineering. Anyway look, we'll find out soon enough, straight from the horse's mouth:
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    Blues music and One Pocket

    Blues and one pocket - I know of one that has both, a blues version of a (great) Willie Nelson song. Junior adds a bunch of stuff and mentions one pocket (and banks) about 3 minutes in:
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    Ring Game Rules for my App

    Yep, though up here many places provide free pencils - and multi-purpose score sheets: Usually can't get people to do it, but I like paying out after every money ball; no bookkeeping and it's fun to have the cash flying around.
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    Calling Dr. Dave! SVB "Foul" @ UK Open

    There's a very similar shot here, but it's not really close at all. No ref, and they called it wrong. It's obviously a good hit, but that old guy didn't want to bother arguing. The commentators are confused (and hard to fade.) (21:07) PS I then skipped to the end, a few nice shots...
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    How were Gandy table drop pockets attached?

    The black velcro-ey kind? :) I don't remember where I got it or just how I stuck it on; some kind of spray glue maybe, it's been a while. Velcro is just under the pocket rim. Nothing's ever come loose, to take these pictures I found that it takes some effort to get them out. I could see the glue...
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    How were Gandy table drop pockets attached?

    Yes, the guy who set up my Big G had them nailed in; not very well, they were damaging balls. I replaced w/velcro and have had no problems since.
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    Do you move balls using the body of a carbon fiber shaft?

    My CF shaft (Cynergy) was completely unscathed in a fight with a ceiling fan, moving balls is not a concern.
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    Darren Appleton Video: "Banned! My Story"

    Well no; those probabilities don't add (otherwise after 4 rounds you'd be at 100%, clearly wrong.) At 1/4 per round, the chance of getting tested exactly once out of 3 rounds is 1/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x 3 = 42% I.e., 25% of getting tested in any 1 round, but not the other 2. Or, from the other...
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    Playing with 20 year old balls versus newer balls

    I'll take that bet. If you get a chance, measure them w/a gauge and/or compare them to new balls, I believe they'll be noticeably smaller.