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  1. Rich93

    Moving Table For New Floor

    I have a 9 foot Gold Crown III in my downstairs rec room. As part of a home renovation project we will be putting a new floor down. The room currently has a wall-to-wall indoor-outdoor carpet that will be taken up. I need to move the pool table to lay the new flooring. The rec room is large...
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    What's With Cleaning The Cue Ball So Often?

    I'm referring to the Worlds Tournament. In the final game yesterday they were cleaning the cue ball all the time - after every rack and sometimes during the rack - and still there were skids. If the commentators solved this mystery I didn't hear it, so I ask the group: * did the chalk that...
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    World's Qualifier At Red Shoes This Saturday

    Here is John Lavin's announcement from the tournament thread: Red Shoes Billiards will be hosting a "QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT" for the 74th World Tournament of 14.1.on Saturday June 21st, 2014. This is a limited field (closed at FIRST 16 paid players). This is a double elimination (100 point...
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    BBC and Co.

    I went looking on youtube to find this old song and I was really surprised at the record label: You'll see that it does relate to billiard history, in a way.
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    Reyes: Creative Straight Pool

    This clip may have been posted before but I hadn't seen it. It shows a young looking Efren Reyes running a couple of racks in a tournament. The first rack has a great masse shot and then Reyes manufacturing a break ball in a way that neither Bill Incardona nor Danny Diliberto saw coming...
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    Table Move

    The owner of Red Shoes Billiards in Alsip IL (screen name "Red Shoes") posted the following question in the main forum. I'm repeating it here because you guys would know best: Some years ago (when I was doing my last remodeling) a buddy of mine "borrowed" a table lift from a room in Brookfield...
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    High Run Definition In Billiard Buddy

    I've pointed out what I think is a minor problem in the otherwise excellent Billiard Buddy scoring app and discussed it with the programmer. I post the issue here to make sure I'm right before the programmer goes to any trouble to change it. Let's say I run 3 racks after the opening safety...
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    ISO Old Fashioned Pool Rooms In Florida

    So the wife wants to move to Florida for at least part of the year. Her only requirement is to be near the Gulf because she loves to swim in the Gulf's warm water. My requirement is that there be a nice old-fashioned pool hall not too far driving distance (say 40 miles or less) from the Gulf...
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    Balls Per Inning

    Is there a convention for calculating average balls per inning? The Billiard Buddy scoring app for iPhones and iPads computes the inning average. It counts as an inning one which consists of a single safety shot, so if you have a lot of safety play in your game your inning average won't look...
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    Chalk Shark

    This is a magnetic chalk holder that attaches to your belt. There are others out there but this one is really high quality. The magnetic field is strong - get the chalk anywhere in the vicinity of the holder and it grabs. It uses earth magnets. The holder is covered in leather front and...
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    The Filipino Players at DCC

    I'd like to offer some kudos to the Filipino players who took part this year in the DCC 14.1 Challenge - Alex, Dennis Orcollo and Warren Kiamco (apologies if there were others, these are the three I remember). Alex, Dennis and Warren played all the DCC events plus the Fatboy 10 Ball Challenge...
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    Cowboy Jimmy Moore Interview

    There's a long interview on youtube (in five parts) with Jimmy Moore. It was recorded when he was 83 and he talks about all the players he's known in his life. Very interesting stuff if you're into pool history. Here's part 1 (you'll see the other parts if you listen to the first)...
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    Curly Howard aka FL

    When I checked about an hour ago I saw that Curly Howard had made 64 posts in a day. Bingo - he had to be that person whose name we may not mention, having the initials FL. Here's some proof. On a post on another pool forum, FL had these paragraphs as an example of something or other: Willie...
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    Red Shoes 9-Ball - Alsip, IL - June 11, 2011

    Saturday June 11, 2011 9-Ball - $500 Added - Based on a Full Field Double Elimination - Sign-Up Time - Noon $50 Entry Fee - Includes Green Fees 9' Gold Crown Tables Red Shoes Billiards Bar & Grill 12009 S. Pulaski Road Alsip, IL 60803 (708) 388-3700
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    Why Are Some Pockets So Bouncy?

    This is a pretty basic question, so forgive me for that. I'm not referring to the pockets on my home table - RKC did those and they are perfect. But a room I play in has GC-III's with extremely bouncy pockets. A well-hit ball down the rail will jaw at even moderate speed. The pocket angles...
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    Frank McGown

    Nice thread over in the main forum about Frank McGown, a great straight pool player, who just died at age 76.
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    George Fels On Mosconi
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    Name These Players

    This picture was posted by billiardshot in the 14.1 forum. I've named all the players I'm able to. Can anyone fill in some blanks? (I'm updating the list below as new names come in) Erwin Rudolph - seated second from left Willie Mosconi - seated third from left George Kelly - seated fourth...
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    Mosconi Challenge Matches

    To refute some statement Jay Helfert made on the main forum, I went to the trouble of looking up Mosconi's championship challenge matches on Charlie Ursitti's website ( I'm posting them here since 14.1 guys might be interested. These are challenges for the...
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    Videotaped Runs and Lack of Competition

    The discussion of Sascha's videos makes me realize how truly blessed we in Chicago are by having two very good 14.1 leagues (Illinois Billiard Club and Red Shoes Billiards) and occasional small 14.1 tournaments at Red Shoes. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I blame the lack of 14.1...