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  1. Bob Jewett

    Deno J. Andrews or someone else?

    Deno still writes a column for Billiards Digest which is called Monster Cues. His website was 3cushion.com but it seems to have gone away in 2019. The old contents are still visible on archive.org. A google search on "Deno Andrews Chicago" gets lots of hits.
  2. Bob Jewett

    Banks 201

    If you want a game with the other shots available, play Honolulu. It is basically "no standard shot". Kicks, banks, caroms, kisses are all OK. No simple straight-ins allowed. The rules are online.
  3. Bob Jewett

    LA Billiard Expo early-2000s

    Jay was the promoter for that Expo. It was at the Hilton next to the Burbank airport. The 8-ball invitational was Accu-Stats' way of developing some videos of that game since there were no pro 8-ball events to record. It was in October of 2001. There was also a large league event there. I don't...
  4. Bob Jewett

    American Straight Pool Championship - Oct 19th to 23rd *free* live streaming

    There are plenty of tables (two extra in the tournament room) and I think the extended runs yesterday both finished before the slow matches. So far it has not had an effect on the schedule. The audience seems to enjoy the extended run attempts.
  5. Bob Jewett

    Tony Annigoni suicide

    There was a nice pool hall on El Camino just south of Page Mill. It closed about 1988. It was in a quonset-hut style building. It was taken over by the VW/Nissan dealership. Maybe 12 GCs. Rent drove them out. It was not far from Antonio's Nut House.
  6. Bob Jewett

    Dr. Dave Schools Neil deGrasse Tyson in Billiards Physics

    It would be nice if Star Talk could link to it somehow.
  7. Bob Jewett

    American Straight Pool Championship - Oct 19th to 23rd *free* live streaming

    SVB runs 125 and out on Lee Vann and continues to 210. That's a record for the event (with an * for the continuation). The miss was an 89-degree cut shot that I think kissed out when the CB came off the rack.
  8. Bob Jewett

    American Straight Pool Championship - Oct 19th to 23rd *free* live streaming

    The scores are going to be up on Cuescore.com. The schedule there shows a start time of noon Eastern. Many great matches already in the first round.
  9. Bob Jewett

    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    What's green and sits outside all summer?
  10. Bob Jewett

    Dr. Dave Schools Neil deGrasse Tyson in Billiards Physics

    Great job! I thought there was a good mix of information and entertainment.
  11. Bob Jewett

    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    Ummmm... By "star" do you mean Torx?
  12. Bob Jewett

    Best facebook groups to join to hear about open 9' table tournaments

    No idea about Facebook but this might help: https://www.azbilliards.com/calendar/#today There used to be regional pool monthlies but they seem to have all gone away. They had local schedules.
  13. Bob Jewett

    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    This requires players to be able to add one and divide by two. o_O An advantage of "race to" is that it allows you to describe game spots more easily -- "race to ten I get two on the wire." Fortunately "race to" and "best of" are not ambiguous. There are lots of common pool/carom/snooker...
  14. Bob Jewett

    Quick question on called shots

    You may want to read through the official rules at least once. It will put you far ahead of most of your competition. Here they are: https://wpapool.com/rules-of-play/ You might also read the "regulations" which explain how the rules are applied and some tournament procedure items...
  15. Bob Jewett

    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    We just discussed this and it's neither of those. They're not even in the discussion. 😡
  16. Bob Jewett

    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    For cue sports definitions, I think it's better to refer to a dictionary that is specifically for cue sports. That's Mike Shamos' "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards". He lists references from billiard literature for each term defined. For "carom" at pocket billiards, Shamos lists both the...
  17. Bob Jewett

    The three foul rule ...

    Well, since the allowed penalty is everything from a warning to forfeiture of all prizes and ranking points and expulsion from the event, it's pretty hard for the referee to not follow the rules. The list of possible conduct violations does not claim to be complete.
  18. Bob Jewett

    The three foul rule ...

    Here is the pertinent section of the World Standardized Rules: 6.17 Unsportsmanlike Conduct The normal penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct is the same as for a serious foul, but the referee may impose a penalty depending on his judgment of the conduct. Among other penalties possible are a...
  19. Bob Jewett

    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    At carom (pocketless) billiards the object is to make the cue ball hit two balls. I think the use of the term at pool should also mean a shot where the cue ball hits two balls.
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    The three foul rule ...

    I think that's what it should be but the rule needs to be made clearer.
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