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Question Better equipment, shafts, Tips, and Kamui Chalk, but the 526 RUN RECORDS Stands? - 10-08-2011, 05:45 PM

Kind of funny Willie Mosconi 526 Straight Pool Run Record Set in Springfield Illinois, in 1954 still stands.

In 2011 we got better equipment, High Tech Laminated Shafts, Super Layered Cue Tips, and Kamui Chalk but the Famous Straight Pool Run of 526 BALLS IN A ROW RECORDS Still Stands.

Anyone have a theory why some Hot Shot Pool player has not BROKEN Willie's Records in the last 57 YEARS, and maybe Run 1,000 BALLS in A ROW!


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10-08-2011, 05:52 PM

Give any of the top straight pool players the same table Mosconi used, one month to practice on it, and any of them will have a legitimate chance to break his record. There is just no incentive for them to try to break it, so they don't.
  
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10-08-2011, 06:07 PM

I could be wrong but I thought Mosconi's run was in Springfiled, Ohio?


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10-08-2011, 06:17 PM

If you would like to see it broken, put 5k up and see how long it lasts


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10-08-2011, 06:21 PM

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If you would like to see it broken, put 5k up and see how long it lasts
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10-08-2011, 06:42 PM

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Kind of funny Willie Mosconi 526 Straight Pool Run Record Set in Springfield Illinois, in 1954 still stands.

In 2011 we got better equipment, High Tech Laminated Shafts, Super Layered Cue Tips, and Kamui Chalk but the Famous Straight Pool Run of 526 BALLS IN A ROW RECORDS Still Stands.

Anyone have a theory why some Hot Shot Pool player has not BROKEN Willie's Records in the last 57 YEARS, and maybe Run 1,000 BALLS in A ROW!
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Straight pool gets much less attention by player than it did 50 yrs ago. If the top pros all played it as their main game, I imagine that the record would have been broken by now. Also, if I am not mistaken, that record was done on an 8 ft table, not the 9's played on today.
  
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10-08-2011, 06:45 PM

Name one pool tournament where it was race to 600 balls on an oversized 8-ft table with 4 3/4 " corners.

I think 300 on Diamond table would be tougher .


  
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10-08-2011, 07:44 PM

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I could be wrong but I thought Mosconi's run was in Springfiled, Ohio?
Reference Willie's Game, the Mosconi Book Page # 246! Springfield Illinois, in 1954


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10-08-2011, 07:51 PM

It's not just the table, 526 is the recognized record but there have been witnesses to Mosconi running 595 in practice, Eufemia ran 625 and Cranfield supposedly ran 768. 526 is the record by virtue of the fact that it is the highest run in a public exhibition, it is certainly not the highest ever run. And the only way to break that record would be to do it in a public forum, otherwise you'd have to recognize 768 as the record.

It would be broken if Straight Pool was the primary competitive game, but the fact is most pros don't practice it seriously except for when the World 14.1 Championship comes around. On top of that, I've heard Thorsten Hohmann never runs more that 150-200 balls in practice because that's the most he'd ever need to do in competition.


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10-08-2011, 07:57 PM

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It's not just the table, 526 is the recognized record but there have been witnesses to Mosconi running 595 in practice, Eufemia ran 625 and Cranfield supposedly ran 768. 526 is the record by virtue of the fact that it is the highest run in a public exhibition, it is certainly not the highest ever run. And the only way to break that record would be to do it in a public forum, otherwise you'd have to recognize 768 as the record.

It would be broken if Straight Pool was the primary competitive game, but the fact is most pros don't practice it seriously except for when the World 14.1 Championship comes around. On top of that, I've heard Thorsten Hohmann never runs more that 150-200 balls in practice because that's the most he'd ever need to do in competition.
I recall seeing Straight Pool was being played on BLACK & WHITE TV in the 1950, where the competitors were dress in Business Suits.


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10-08-2011, 07:59 PM

Not a lot of top pros play straight pool and the ones that do, don't play on 8 foot tables with bucket pockets. If there were $50k posted, it wouldn't last a year.
  
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10-08-2011, 08:58 PM

How much easier would it be to break the record playing 9.1 on a barbox?


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10-08-2011, 10:35 PM

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Reference Willie's Game, the Mosconi Book Page # 246! Springfield Illinois, in 1954
The run was made in Springfield Ohio at the East High billiard club.
I played on the table in '68....Russ Maddox, one of the owners, pointed
it out to me....the pockets were big, at least 5 inch corners.
  
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The run was made in Springfield Ohio at the East High billiard club.
I played on the table in '68....Russ Maddox, one of the owners, pointed
it out to me....the pockets were big, at least 5 inch corners.
Here's a copy of the signed affidavit of Mosconi's High Run.



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10-08-2011, 11:30 PM

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Kind of funny Willie Mosconi 526 Straight Pool Run Record Set in Springfield Illinois, in 1954 still stands.

In 2011 we got better equipment, High Tech Laminated Shafts, Super Layered Cue Tips, and Kamui Chalk but the Famous Straight Pool Run of 526 BALLS IN A ROW RECORDS Still Stands.

Anyone have a theory why some Hot Shot Pool player has not BROKEN Willie's Records in the last 57 YEARS, and maybe Run 1,000 BALLS in A ROW!
From what i hear mosconi wouldn't play on a table with pockets that were under 5". So to me John Schmidts run of 403 is way more impressive because the table he was playing on had way tighter pockets
  
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