Shot clock etiquette
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Shot clock etiquette - 03-08-2019, 06:52 PM

What is a reasonable amount of time to take per shot? I'm new to matches and it helps if I take my time and layout a plan. How much time per shot is polite yet not rushed but not sloth like?

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03-08-2019, 06:53 PM

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03-17-2019, 07:53 AM

Hi, I play APA 8 and 9-ball. Our league (Suffolk County, New York) has a 20 second shot clock. That said, NO one goes by the rule. Had one of my guys called out for playing slow by the other team captain one night. Bought a digital timer and got major attitude from everyone every time I've tried to use it. Mostly don't bother but there are some low (and high) level players that take over a minute for every shot. Makes for VERY late nights.

I personally think 30 seconds is enough time for regular shots, a minute for tough safety positions.

Also, our timeouts are only supposed to be a minute but often go a lot longer.

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03-18-2019, 10:35 PM

Had an opponent walk up and put a one minute hourglass on the table while I was planning my shot.

Told him I'm not a registered nurse but if he needed help with his suppository I would give it a go.

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