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One Pocket - 10-07-2017, 11:46 PM

Why is it that one pocket is not a called ball game? One pocket is such a controlled game that it would make sense to have call ball into the rules to take out the random ball going in. Disclaimer: I am not an avid one pocket player but its just a random thought that popped into my head while watching the orcollo/chohan match.
  
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Shout out to 808 Billiards - 10-07-2017, 11:56 PM

Don't know the answer to your question but just wanted to say hello to MIKE @ 808 BILLIARDS IN HILO....thought this might be you...I was in hilo last year and hit some balls and chatted with the locals on league night....I am a pool table mechanic going between Seattle and las Vegas...hope all is well with pool on the big island...not much pool this year in MAUI.....take care and disregard if hour not who I thought you were....
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10-08-2017, 12:12 AM

Hey Gordon. This is Mike from 808 Billiards. All is good here on the island. Hope your doing well. You should visit us again when your in town.
  
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10-08-2017, 01:29 AM

I haven't watched the match. I can't see either of these fellas making a "random" ball.
The good ones shoot shots I'd never see although it's obvious once they send it. Guess I should have bought the stream.
  
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10-08-2017, 01:44 AM

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Why is it that one pocket is not a called ball game? One pocket is such a controlled game that it would make sense to have call ball into the rules to take out the random ball going in. Disclaimer: I am not an avid one pocket player but its just a random thought that popped into my head while watching the orcollo/chohan match.
The players know exactly what they are attempting most of the time and the beauty of the game is built around watching and learning possibilities and coming with excellent cue ball control to get out of traps. A beautiful game. The greatest in my opinion. Call ball would mess it up. After call ball would come call safe. No.


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10-08-2017, 01:52 AM

If the player know exactly what they are attempting then call ball should not be a problem because that is exactly what they are attempting to accomplish
  
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10-08-2017, 02:40 AM

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If the player know exactly what they are attempting then call ball should not be a problem because that is exactly what they are attempting to accomplish
One pocket! You want called shots? Really?
  
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10-08-2017, 05:03 AM

Couple of very important reasons :

1) While playing one hole on a BB CAN be done and I'll even admit every once in great while can be fun but IMHO playing it on anything smaller than a 4.5x9 really takes away the " essence of the game.

2) As to the " random balls " - as mentioned extremely rare for folks especially pros to pocket " random " balls. Now if you're also talking about intentionally pocketing balls in one of the other 4 pockets...... well I'll say the same thing as above. It's an extremely important part of the game and if that were changed I don't know what you would be playing but it wouldn't be one pocket.

Don't forget the six 2 pocket 1 pocket tables Diamond made ( supposedly to appease Earl ). We can see how popular they turned out to be .
  
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10-08-2017, 05:08 AM

there are shots where you're sending more than one ball at your hole
  
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10-08-2017, 06:31 AM

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Why is it that one pocket is not a called ball game? One pocket is such a controlled game that it would make sense to have call ball into the rules to take out the random ball going in. Disclaimer: I am not an avid one pocket player but its just a random thought that popped into my head while watching the orcollo/chohan match.

In my experience there are many shots at 1pocket where you're directly shooting or banking into the stack and the objective is to just drive balls towards your pocket. And when multiple balls start moving there are, sometimes, serendipitous caroms than will send a ball into your hole. Of course there are also times on shots like these where you'll get a bad outcome and you leave a keyhole for a bank or a ball will, unbelievably, run through the defensive line and emerge on your opponents side leaving him straight in.

By-and-large guys know exactly what they're trying to do but occasionally you shoot not knowing what the precise outcome will be. You're just going with the odds.

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10-08-2017, 06:37 AM

Rotation games are trash, I wouldn't like one pocket at all if it we're similar in anyway to those


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10-08-2017, 07:12 AM

You're just trying to herd a ball toward your pocket.
You make a great shot & it goes in without the ball
being called... It spots? Is that what you're saying?

I would say no to calling any 1 pocket shot.... ever.

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10-08-2017, 07:17 AM

Here is one example of a situation where a shooter is playing to get a little lucky. The shot is 100% full proof in that if nothing falls into his pocket he will still have accomplished a great deal with his shot. Shots like this are percentage shots. Shoot enough of them and something is bound to eventually fall. I

Could the rule be changed to deny this eventuality? Sure, but for every vote to change the rule I would venture to say you will find four who vote against this change.

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10-08-2017, 07:27 AM

No Thanks, enjoy it the way it is.
  
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10-08-2017, 07:30 AM

Why not call rails and kisses also ,,,, The fact of the matter is part of the beauty of the game is the element of risk reward shots , take those away and the game will lose some of its charm ,

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