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11-20-2018, 10:50 AM

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11-20-2018, 12:38 PM

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Almost forgot, the Wu match when he was 16, I think against Ko, in the World Championship finals. I remember Corey Deuel saying that it was the greatest thing in pool he has seen.
His opponent was Kuo Po Cheng. Not related to Ko brothers.

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11-20-2018, 01:24 PM

Efren vs Jason Miller - One Pocket Finals at DCC.

Jason Miller was killing giants the entire tournament, I had not seen him play much before, but you could tell he was something special. Played all games well including 9 ball, banks and one pocket. He was definitely "on" or "instroke".

Efren absolutely dominated the match, Jason hardly got a shot, and Efren beat him 3 straight games in less than 45 minutes. It was the best one pocket I have ever seen, bar none (and I have seen years and years of playing).

Second, is the bank ring game won by Skyler Woodward.

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11-20-2018, 08:14 PM

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Many matches I like have been mentioned, so I'd just add that match when Efren ran a 9-pack against Bustamante in an European event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asEjvAZOnek
I believe that was in the 1999 World Championships in Cardiff, Wales. I have the DVD of that match on my website.


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12-05-2018, 01:17 PM

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Shannon v. Reyes @southern classic.
Did you mean Shannon vs Ryan Stone @Southern Classic 2012. That was a real nail-biter, with the Cannon needing one ball to win 3-0 and jamming a straight-in shot to go on to lose 3-2.

A couple of other great one pocket matches off the cuff:
- Shannon v Reyes 1998 Legends - one of the very few weakness moments on great Efren's part.
- J.Fusco v Nick Varner @ QF of 1991 Legends (the second one held in Philly) - this one is probably my favourite, with Jimmy doing an after-the-match commentary alongside Grady, trying to recall the shots and giving insights as to why he preferred to shoot a particular shot. I have this match on 2 VHS tapes but I think it was also released on DVD. You may need to ask around this forum and onepocket.org as Pat has taken it off sale years ago.
- any match with Steve Cook, really. His 1991 LOP match with Jose Parica (from the first LOP tourney held in Columbia SC) was a clear showcase of class and dominance. Steve held Jose to 6 balls in 5 racks! His 1991 LOP finals against Mizerak (Philly style) was also very good - some unusual but effective shot selections there. They man clearly saw the shots that others didn't. So sad he passed on way before his time at the age of 56.
- Hall/Dobrowolski from 1995 Roanoke also springs to mind for its great after-the-match player review commentary from Buddy and Steve.
- Reyes/Smith from 2015 Accu-Stats Invitational (the first one, not the finals) is an absolute belter. Billy called it the best one-pocket he has ever seen!
- I also agree with the other people recommending Reyes/Pagulayan and Reyes/Miller from 2006 DCC. This is a must see for any one-pocket fan.

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12-05-2018, 01:49 PM

It looks like no one mentioned Archer/Rempe from the 14th SRO so I will . Buddy and Keith are in the booth. That match is clearly in top 5 (or even 3) 9-ball matches for me! Both guys shoot close to 950 and it goes all the way.
  
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12-05-2018, 04:38 PM

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The first time Earl and SVB played race to 100 on 10 footer. The events leading up to Earl wearing earmuffs. The gear Earl caught the next day was unbelievable. He made that 10 footer look like a bar table.
To this day, this is still my favorite match of all time. Earl played like GOD on that table.


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12-05-2018, 04:49 PM

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The first time Earl and SVB played race to 100 on 10 footer. The events leading up to Earl wearing earmuffs. The gear Earl caught the next day was unbelievable. He made that 10 footer look like a bar table.
Was this the one at Steinway billiards...where the crowd is going nuts over a safety battle that earl keeps kicking out of and he goes and gets his ear muffs....

https://youtu.be/ifh9eavcGmk

I just recently got this exact 10 foot table, rails are still at earl's specs and it is tough.
  
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12-05-2018, 06:18 PM

Mine is the 2004 world championships. Alex Pagulayan and Fong Pang Chau. https://youtu.be/MVgIOAso7og
  
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Best 9 ball matches - 12-07-2018, 05:35 AM

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Mine would also include the HK Challenge (Color of Money, Earl vs Efren race to 120, etc...)

There is a Nick Varner vs Mike Sigel match that I think was nicknamed "the corner ball match". Don't remember the exact AccuStats video it's in. Nick made some great shots after Mike went ahead by a bunch of games.
I was going to mention the Sigel vs Varner match at the US Open also. Itís an old video and Iím not sure itís still available from AccuStats anymore.
Sigel was ahead 9-2 and Nick ended up corner hooked. Nick calmly kicked two balls in and proceeded to come back and beat Mike 11-10. The commentary was Mathews and Buddy Hall. This match is one of my all time favorites.


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12-07-2018, 02:15 PM

Thanks to the ones pointing out Earl vs Efren color of money match, I watched part 5 (the end) on YouTube. 3hrs of pure awesomeness.
  
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12-07-2018, 02:48 PM

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Was this the one at Steinway billiards...where the crowd is going nuts over a safety battle that earl keeps kicking out of and he goes and gets his ear muffs....

https://youtu.be/ifh9eavcGmk

I just recently got this exact 10 foot table, rails are still at earl's specs and it is tough.
No. They were playing 9 ball in the TAR match. I do believe it was at Steinway though. I think 2009 or 2010. First time they played a race to 100.
  
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12-07-2018, 06:26 PM

The Efren "z shot" match. SVB vs Donnie Mills TAR match race to 100 RYO 9 ball. SVB vs Alex TAR match from 2008. I don't remember what they were racing to, but I remember it involves a crazy comeback. For 14.1 fans there was a TAR match between John Schmidt and Danny Harriman straight pool match to 400 points where they each ran over 100 twice. My buddy has it on dvd. Can purchase it for 6 bucks on the TAR on demand page which is still active.

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12-07-2018, 11:26 PM

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No. They were playing 9 ball in the TAR match. I do believe it was at Steinway though. I think 2009 or 2010. First time they played a race to 100.
In the tar 10 foot match they played 10 ball somewhere in Ohio. Earl pulled off an upset- beat Shane something like 100-83
  
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In the tar 10 foot match they played 10 ball somewhere in Ohio. Earl pulled off an upset- beat Shane something like 100-83
I went back and looked. Not sure why I thought it was 9 ball and at Steinway. Guess I am getting old.

Here is a link for anyone who would like to view the match.

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showt...28#post5044128

It is certainly entertaining. You learn why Earl decided to use ear muffs and get to see him inspect racks with a magnifying glass. Right or wrong he is a character. I still believe he possessed the highest gear of anyone to ever play the game.

People after the match said the table was gaffed. They just couldn't believe Earl won.
  
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