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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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:
You might also read the "regulations" which explain how the rules are applied and some tournament procedure items...
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...
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.
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...