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WPA Players Championship - Tie Breaker Rules - Lagging Issue - Yesterday, 07:45 AM

I heard the announcer say that the format is race to 7, win by 2. However, if the score becomes 9-9, they will lag to determine a winner.

My question is regarding the tiebreaking lag. Unlike the opening lag, there will be a lot of pressure on this shot and players will likely to take a little extra time on the shot. As such, how will they ensure that both players shoot at approximately the same time?

If I was shooting a lag for the match and my opponent shot a little early I wouldn't want to be rushed to shoot before I'm ready. If I wait, how long of a wait is allowed?

Has this situation ever came up?
  
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Yesterday, 08:29 AM

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I heard the announcer say that the format is race to 7, win by 2. However, if the score becomes 9-9, they will lag to determine a winner.

My question is regarding the tiebreaking lag. Unlike the opening lag, there will be a lot of pressure on this shot and players will likely to take a little extra time on the shot. As such, how will they ensure that both players shoot at approximately the same time?

If I was shooting a lag for the match and my opponent shot a little early I wouldn't want to be rushed to shoot before I'm ready. If I wait, how long of a wait is allowed?

Has this situation ever came up?
If this is true I really don't like this rule, deciding a long and important match on a lag.


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Yesterday, 08:35 AM

I don't think they're lagging for the match. Rather lagging for the sudden death rack.
  
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Yesterday, 09:04 AM

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I don't think they're lagging for the match. Rather lagging for the sudden death rack.
I hope you’re right. I couldn’t find the written set of rules anywhere.

Update: I found the rules and you are correct. Sorry for the confusion. Why can't they put all information in one place? Some is on the WPA site, some is on the CSI site, some is in a press release, some is on Facebook...not the most organized.

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64 players, single elimination, alternate break,race to 7, race to 9 for semi final and final. All matches win by 2 racks, or continue until it happens. At 9/9, (or 11/11 for semi final and final), one rack sudden death, lag for break
  
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Yesterday, 09:25 AM

I've played win by 2 when playing for money but I've never seen it in a tournament.


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Yesterday, 09:46 AM

If the rule is ‘win by two’ why put a cap on it.
...the excitement would build if it became a long match...good for the game, no?

When Cliff Thorburn ran t he first 147 at the Crucible in 1982, even the other match
stopped to watch...nobody remembered to breathe for about ten minutes.
....or doesn’t anybody want the game to be exciting?


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Yesterday, 09:48 AM

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If the rule is ‘win by two’ why put a cap on it.
...the excitement would build if it became a long match...good for the game, no?

When Cliff Thorburn ran t he first 147 at the Crucible in 1982, even the other match
stopped to watch...nobody remembered to breathe for about ten minutes.
....or doesn’t anybody want the game to be exciting?
I agree, but I wouldn't want to be the guy waiting for the winner of a match that goes back and forth for an hour or two.


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Yesterday, 10:18 AM

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I've played win by 2 when playing for money but I've never seen it in a tournament.


Is this common?
It makes sense - as big an advantage as breaking is now on the pro level - particularly when using template racks. Very similar to the advantage the server has in a pro level tennis match.
  
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If the rule is ‘win by two’ why put a cap on it.
...the excitement would build if it became a long match...good for the game, no?
Be careful what you wish for...

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If the rule is ‘win by two’ why put a cap on it.
...the excitement would build if it became a long match...good for the game, no?

When Cliff Thorburn ran t he first 147 at the Crucible in 1982, even the other match
stopped to watch...nobody remembered to breathe for about ten minutes.
....or doesn’t anybody want the game to be exciting?
6 hr baseball games come to mind.


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If they thought this was good for tennis they wouldn't have changed the rule to prevent it from happening again.

I would find a one game sudden death pool match much more exciting than a race to 11 that ends up 70-68 and takes three days to finish.


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If they thought this was good for tennis they wouldn't have changed the rule to prevent it from happening again.

I would find a one game sudden death pool match much more exciting than a race to 11 that ends up 70-68 and takes three days to finish.
I had a five ahead (snooker) that went int o the third day...I was excited.
...but I just might have to agree with you when it’s commercial....
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