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  1. justadub

    Do you wear competition pool outfits? Thoughts?

    My league teams have shirts, but not the bright flashy stuff show in the photos here, more traditional button short sleeved shirts. (Nothing wrong with the ones shown here, either, we're just not that flashy.) Ours are more like old-school bowling team shirts. Pretty low key. We usually only...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    I always try to gently point out to the complainers "you try managing a league filled with crying pool players...they deserve all they get out of running this" 😉 Obviously, the work that goes into managing a successful APA franchise is huge. Our LOs had 30 different divisions in the Spring...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Well, in our little corner of the world, there aren't a ton of regular opportunities for competitive play. We have APA 8 and 9 ball, we also have TAP 8 and 9 ball. There are chip style tournaments on weekend nights. Occasionally there might be a weekend tournament, but not often. The local...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    I think that those types of players make up a high percentage of my divisions here. With the caveat that most of them are competitive enough, they certainly want to win. Most will not be practicing beyond league nights. (Self included, these days...) The way I've tried to describe it for...
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    Acs nationals in Vegas …. Meh

    Bluenosers.... took me back. I remember taking The Bluenose Ferry from Maine to Nova Scotia, many years ago. Congrats
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    Acs nationals in Vegas …. Meh

    I would just be the guy that would hike down to the convenience store on the corner in front of the Westgate every morning and grab coffees for the team. FAR cheaper than the hotel coffee, and it wasn't a real long walk.
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    We were losers in our Divisional playoffs, sigh...new session starts this week. There's always next year ;)
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    BCA Hall of Fame…no Mike Howerton?

    Maybe adding a couple a year for a while wouldn't be out of the question, and get some of these names caught up without having a huge class... it's a shame that Mark Griffin wasn't inducted while he was here to be a part of it. How many others that we're talking about are going to miss having...
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    Chip Tournament

    We re-draw after each round. Playing one game matches, it doesn't drag too much, with the usual folks we have participating. Its actually nice to have a few minutes every so often
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    UK Too Slow

    I have to say, while never playing or even seeing a snooker table, I'm having a lot of fun watching clips of snooker on the web. I think I would just as soon watch pro snooker as pro pool, actually. (And I don't even know enough of the rules to know in which order the balls need to be hit...
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    Chip Tournament

    We use playing cards for matchups, as well, tho we don't use the suit to determine who breaks, we just lag. We put a joker in for the bye when there is an odd number of players that round.
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    I get your frustration. But sometimes life gets in the way. Not everyone works M-F, 9-5 jobs, so job issues on weekends can be a thing. Family commitments are a thing too, lots of weddings and graduations this time of year. There can be any number of conflicts, and just because the timing is...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Due to a quirk in the calendar, and the need to get a lot of season ending stuff done before the State Tournament, our Tri-Cup was held this past weekend, before our session playoffs have completed. The team that we're going to be playing this coming Thursday, for first place this session, was...
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    Chip Tournament

    To keep it simple in our room (and to try and get things done in an evening) we have it broken down based on APA skill levels, since the majority of folks here play APA. SL6 and above gets five, SL5 and below get seven. That's just one example, obviously. If we had more time, I think it would...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    I'm with you on not pulling out a rulebook... tho I do understand the reason for the change. Sadly. I've seen way too many people throw that "do you want to talk about it?" line out there... I looked it up, it is in the current rules: (Coaching, pages 28-29-30) d. If any member of the team...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Now to be fair, this is perhaps a local bylaw, but I think its National. Anyone can still call a timeout, has never had to be Captains only. It's just now if someone does the "do you want to talk about it?" thing... that triggers the timeout. The side can refuse the player asking, without...
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    It’s not the league

    "slow crawl to lifetime SL5".... Love it. Living it. ;)
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Our 9-ball team finished the session in first place, which was cool. Playoffs began last night, we were comfortably ahead, I was chosen to play the 4th match, so long as I didn't get smoked, we would be fine. I've had a decent session in 9-ball, compared to my 8-ball session. I played another...
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    APA has amended that policy, so that anyone from the side asking the player if they want a time-out, HAS to take one. If the player asks the side for a time-out, the side can refuse and tell them to shoot what they want. The reason is far too many unscrupulous folks would have their player...
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    Stupid Questions about Bridge Cues!

    There was one room we used to play in that had a large number of tables and a small number of bridges. I had an open spot in my cue case so I threw in my old starter cue, department store Excaliber fiberglass beauty...it was black so it didn't look like any of the house cues or house bridges...
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