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08-25-2019, 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Tin Man View Post

For those that still disagree, let me give you another example. In the 2017 US Open 9 ball there was a new rule introduced: If the 9 ball was the only ball on the table and a player pockets it and scratches, the 9 ball spots and the other player would get cue ball in hand behind the head string. It was part of their 'bring back pressure spot shot' movement. NONE of the players liked this rule, they all thought it was super strange and gaffy and just wanted to play with the same rules as every other major tournament. But the TD was determined this would be better for the audience and for pool, so he stuck to his guns.

OK, so now picture this- you make the 9 and scratch. Are you going to tell your opponent "No, I'll let you have cue ball in hand anywhere because I think that rule is stupid"? Of course not. Because you know darn well if someone else makes the 9 and scratches you'll be shooting from the head string!

Same with that 'call the 10 ball tournament', players were lambasted for calling their opponents on that but other players called them on it too, so what are you going to do?
It's a little different though. You would obviously make your opponent shoot the spot shot regardless of how you felt about the rule. Because it's not a guaranteed make and it could certainly effect the outcome of the game/match.

Johnny's sleeve grazing the 7 ball had zero effect on the shot.

As for the 'call the 10 ball tournament' Any TD that establishes a call shot rule, and doesn't make an exception for obvious shots, should not be in charge of running a tournament.
  
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