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Best Closer 2016-2019 - 12-05-2019, 02:25 PM

Of all the pro 9 ball players....who fits this description best?


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12-05-2019, 03:10 PM

Assuming we're talking the nine ball era, for me, the names that come to mind are Mike Sigel, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Buddy Hall and Ralf Souquet.

Today, the hardest guy to catch from behind is probably JL Chang, but SVB, Shaw, and Filler are all in the conversation.

All in all, this isn't the easiest of questions.
  
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12-05-2019, 03:22 PM

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Assuming we're talking the nine ball era, for me, the names that come to mind are Mike Sigel, Johnny Archer, Earl Strickland, Buddy Hall and Ralf Souquet.

Today, the hardest guy to catch from behind is probably JL Chang, but SVB, Shaw, and Filler are all in the conversation.

All in all, this isn't the easiest of questions.
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12-05-2019, 03:34 PM

Got to go with Filler right now. Kid wins everything!
  
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12-05-2019, 03:39 PM

filler.

all time i would say archer. great closer, and great comeback player as well
  
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12-05-2019, 03:42 PM

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In men's pool, the best closers are:

1. JL Chang
2. Filler
3. SVB
4. Shaw

In women's pool, the best closers are:

1. Han Yu
2. Siming Chen

Good luck catching any of these six phenomenal players from behind.
  
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12-05-2019, 04:09 PM

They left out Orcollo, the best there is coming from behind when he is in a deep hole, like 10-6 down or when playing the final rack at hill-hill. He can run out from some ungodly spots under pressure.


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12-05-2019, 04:38 PM

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They left out Orcollo, the best there is coming from behind when he is in a deep hole, like 10-6 down or when playing the final rack at hill-hill. He can run out from some ungodly spots under pressure.
Yes, Orcullo is a great come from behind player. I interpreted the question as "who closes out best with the lead?" Wonder if I got it wrong.
  
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12-05-2019, 04:42 PM

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They left out Orcollo, the best there is coming from behind when he is in a deep hole, like 10-6 down or when playing the final rack at hill-hill. He can run out from some ungodly spots under pressure.
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12-05-2019, 04:47 PM

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Yes, Orcullo is a great come from behind player. I interpreted the question as "who closes out best with the lead?" Wonder if I got it wrong.
I think you can interpret it any way you want. I do know that Dennis knows how to close out a match from ahead or behind. Some guys are better front runners. The real champions are dangerous from anywhere. There are guys out there who I've seen get weak when they fall behind and essentially give up. You know them too!


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12-05-2019, 04:53 PM

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Yes, Orcullo is a great come from behind player. I interpreted the question as "who closes out best with the lead?" Wonder if I got it wrong.
It's a player that never lets up, no matter the score. A man that has a similar character to Toasty.


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12-05-2019, 06:24 PM

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I think you can interpret it any way you want. I do know that Dennis knows how to close out a match from ahead or behind. Some guys are better front runners. The real champions are dangerous from anywhere. There are guys out there who I've seen get weak when they fall behind and essentially give up. You know them too!
Dennis is like a pit bull, for sure.
  
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12-05-2019, 06:27 PM

My first thought was Mike Sigel. I also believe Earl belongs on that list.

I also want to tip my hat to Mr. Varner.

Seems like all of these champions close out sets well. You just don't win titles waiting for people to give it to you.


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12-05-2019, 06:42 PM

If you're talking of all time? It has to be Earl Strickland, that guy in the 90's used to be the best closer in a match ever, whenever he's in the finals, 90% of the time he wins it.

whenever he's on the hill, you can say good-game because you know he will close it with his next break!
  
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12-05-2019, 06:47 PM

Front Runners to close out Filler Shane Chang , Wu
To come from behind Shane Filler Baby Ko



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