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Celebrations on top of pool tables? - 11-30-2019, 08:10 AM

Just curious who started the tradition of jumping on top of a pool table to celebrate major wins? Was it Jason Shaw a few years ago at the U.S. Open 9-ball Championships or had it been done previously?

Yes, I know a quality commercial table can handle the weight of someone on it and even the weight of 7 adult males jumping up and down on it as we just saw with the American team during their Mosconi cup celebration. However, as a room owner, there is something about it that bothers me - kind of disrespecting the sacred ground/surface of the pool table that you have just won your title on. Not to mention that accidentally coming down with your foot and the entire weight of your body on the cushion rubber which couldíve easily happened and could very likely break the cushion rubber loose from the sub rail, or worse.

I just donít think itís a very good example / look to set for someone watching who might think they could get away with doing this when winning a tournament in another environment, such as at a pool hall, where it clearly would not be an acceptable thing to do.

I realize that most here will likely criticize my thoughts on this, but is there anyone out there who agrees with me?
  
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11-30-2019, 08:13 AM

Not criticizing - just an opinion!

Surprisingly, I thought it was appropriate. Limited use table, not anyone playing on it after that, unless they sell it for some $$$ in which case I'd think any necessary repairs would be made.

Doubt that will inspire folks in pool halls.
  
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11-30-2019, 08:13 AM

I agree, no need to do that. Plus, the table is being auctioned off.


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Just curious who started the tradition of jumping on top of a pool table to celebrate major wins? Was it Jason Shaw a few years ago at the U.S. Open 9-ball Championships or had it been done previously?

Yes, I know a quality commercial table can handle the weight of someone on it and even the weight of 7 adult males jumping up and down on it as we just saw with the American team during their Mosconi cup celebration. However, as a room owner, there is something about it that bothers me - kind of disrespecting the sacred ground/surface of the pool table that you have just won your title on. Not to mention that accidentally coming down with your foot and the entire weight of your body on the cushion rubber which couldíve easily happened and could very likely break the cushion rubber loose from the sub rail, or worse.

I just donít think itís a very good example / look to set for someone watching who might think they could get away with doing this when winning a tournament in another environment, such as at a pool hall, where it clearly would not be an acceptable thing to do.

I realize that most here will likely criticize my thoughts on this, but is there anyone out there who agrees with me?
  
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11-30-2019, 08:17 AM

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Just curious who started the tradition of jumping on top of a pool table to celebrate major wins? Was it Jason Shaw a few years ago at the U.S. Open 9-ball Championships or had it been done previously?

Yes, I know a quality commercial table can handle the weight of someone on it and even the weight of 7 adult males jumping up and down on it as we just saw with the American team during their Mosconi cup celebration. However, as a room owner, there is something about it that bothers me - kind of disrespecting the sacred ground/surface of the pool table that you have just won your title on. Not to mention that accidentally coming down with your foot and the entire weight of your body on the cushion rubber which couldíve easily happened and could very likely break the cushion rubber loose from the sub rail, or worse.

I just donít think itís a very good example / look to set for someone watching who might think they could get away with doing this when winning a tournament in another environment, such as at a pool hall, where it clearly would not be an acceptable thing to do.

I realize that most here will likely criticize my thoughts on this, but is there anyone out there who agrees with me?
Been playing 40yrs and other than a couple times on tv/stream i've never seen it. Worrying about nothing in my book. NEVER seen it in a room other than the crawl-on-the-table play in New Orleans.
  
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11-30-2019, 08:22 AM

First time I recall was Appleton doing it.

All the shit the euros got fed a couple years ago for (maybe even a single player) doing it, the acceptance of the whole is team up there is hypocritical to me.
  
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11-30-2019, 08:28 AM

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First time I recall was Appleton doing it.

All the shit the euros got fed a couple years ago for (maybe even a single player) doing it, the acceptance of the whole is team up there is hypocritical to me.
Same here. Completely agree. He's the first I remember. I disliked it then, and dislike it now perhaps even more with a group jumping around like monkeys on the table.

On a side note I was very happy to see Skyler go shake fillers hand within a few seconds of sinking the final 9. It kind of canceled out the early celebration to me.


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11-30-2019, 08:30 AM

Is that pic of Earl from 2002 or something like that? I think I watched that match on YouTube. If so then he was the first stupid ass to jump on the table I can remember.


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11-30-2019, 08:31 AM

I don' t care for it at all. Don't they know some of us enjoy eating our lunch on a clean table.


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11-30-2019, 08:40 AM

Can you imagine a golfer trashing the 18th green with a victory dance?

If I wanted to buy a Rasson table, it wouldnít be that one....

If the players donít respect their own game, who will?


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11-30-2019, 08:52 AM

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11-30-2019, 08:54 AM

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Can you imagine a golfer trashing the 18th green with a victory dance?

If I wanted to buy a Rasson table, it wouldnít be that one....

If the players donít respect their own game, who will?
If they were only on the table surface-not a biggie but several of them stepped right on the rails! I wouldnt buy that table now unless i got it DIRT cheap!
  
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11-30-2019, 08:56 AM

Dancing on top of the table goes back quite a way. I recall Karen Corr dancing an Irish jig on the table after a great win about a decade ago. Highly doubt she was the first to dance on the table.

Darren Appleton also ascended onto the table in rowdy celebration after he won
the World 9-ball Championship in what I believe was 2012.

Personally, I love these on-the-table celebrations. We want our champions to get as excited as possible after a big win, and these celebrations add to the flavor of any event.
  
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11-30-2019, 09:09 AM

It's OK with me.....as long as they pay for the table.


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11-30-2019, 09:09 AM

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Just curious who started the tradition of jumping on top of a pool table to celebrate major wins? Was it Jason Shaw a few years ago at the U.S. Open 9-ball Championships or had it been done previously?

Yes, I know a quality commercial table can handle the weight of someone on it and even the weight of 7 adult males jumping up and down on it as we just saw with the American team during their Mosconi cup celebration. However, as a room owner, there is something about it that bothers me - kind of disrespecting the sacred ground/surface of the pool table that you have just won your title on. Not to mention that accidentally coming down with your foot and the entire weight of your body on the cushion rubber which couldíve easily happened and could very likely break the cushion rubber loose from the sub rail, or worse.

I just donít think itís a very good example / look to set for someone watching who might think they could get away with doing this when winning a tournament in another environment, such as at a pool hall, where it clearly would not be an acceptable thing to do.

I realize that most here will likely criticize my thoughts on this, but is there anyone out there who agrees with me?
Thereís three things I donít like: jumping up on a pool table, cues made of unnatural materials, and kids getting on my lawn.

Just kidding ChrisNC, it makes me cringe when I see it, I think theyíre going to stand on a ball (which were still there rolling on the table after Skyís early combo) and slip and break their backs. But Iím sure the promoters and crowd love it.
  
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