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09-13-2019, 11:33 AM

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I played Gabby some nine ball sets at Five Points Bowl in the 70ís. I think I lost three sets. I was pissed I could not get him off his thumb. Turns out he almost never used a closed bridge. Was Sherrie AKA Santa Ana Rose? I know Gabby was with her for a while.
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09-13-2019, 11:48 AM

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I assume it means open bridge


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09-13-2019, 12:58 PM

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I assume it means open bridge
So then in this context, means hendy thoughtl his opponent using a closed bridge was tantamount to shooting with his jacket on?
  
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So then in this context, means hendy thoughtl his opponent using a closed bridge was tantamount to shooting with his jacket on?
Back in the day, lotta players used an open bridge for their B-game...
...pretty sure thatís what Hendy was talking about.

For those who study bridges.....

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This is an open bridge...off the thumb

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This bridge is kinda inbetween


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09-13-2019, 03:16 PM

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Back in the day, lotta players used an open bridge for their B-game...
...pretty sure thatís what Hendy was talking about.

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This bridge is kinda inbetween
But I still don't understand why one would want to make his opponent 'get off his thumb'.
  
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09-13-2019, 03:21 PM

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But I still don't understand why one would want to make his opponent 'get off his thumb'.
Hendy wanted to play good enough that he has to use his A-game.

I hope John comes back to read this...if Iím dead wrong...itíll still be interesting.


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09-13-2019, 04:19 PM

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Hendy wanted to play good enough that he has to use his A-game.

I hope John comes back to read this...if Iím dead wrong...itíll still be interesting.
That was the meaning I landed upon too...aka: Makin em take his jacket off.

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