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My favorite referee moment - 01-01-2019, 02:06 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0hjbdyra1U

At the 35:00 minute mark. I'll bet some of you can guess what this is before clicking on the link. Makes me smile every time I see it!
  
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01-01-2019, 02:11 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0hjbdyra1U

At the 35:00 minute mark. I'll bet some of you can guess what this is before clicking on the link. Makes me smile every time I see it!
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01-01-2019, 02:14 PM

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01-01-2019, 02:21 PM

These things can happen on any size of table...

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01-01-2019, 02:38 PM

One of my worst moments as a ref was while working the U.S. Open. One of my jobs was to take down the name cards for completed matches and put the new ones up for the next match. I was walking through the arena after coming back from a short break and saw a table with no one there and didn't notice any activity or cues nearby. The score on the wire was 10-9, so I assumed that the match had ended. I got the bridge and took down the name cards and returned the beads to 0-0, and went looking for the cards for the next match scheduled on that table.

When I returned both players were at the table staring at me. You know, the ones who had "completed" their match. I wasn't sure what to say, so I blurted out, "who won?" I was informed that the score was 10-9 and they had taken a break. Both their cues had been placed under the table, along with their cases. I quickly made my apologies and retreated as fast as I could, not noticing the spectators who were snickering at me. Later on, one of those spectators told me he and others had watched me, wondering what I was doing. No one said anything. They wanted to see what would happen when the players returned.


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01-01-2019, 03:37 PM

Best ever ref moment was when Earl Strickland, the day after "behaving badly" at the Mosconi, appeared with flowers for Michaela Tabb.
  
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01-01-2019, 05:36 PM

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One of my worst moments as a ref was while working the U.S. Open. One of my jobs was to take down the name cards for completed matches and put the new ones up for the next match. I was walking through the arena after coming back from a short break and saw a table with no one there and didn't notice any activity or cues nearby. The score on the wire was 10-9, so I assumed that the match had ended. I got the bridge and took down the name cards and returned the beads to 0-0, and went looking for the cards for the next match scheduled on that table.

When I returned both players were at the table staring at me. You know, the ones who had "completed" their match. I wasn't sure what to say, so I blurted out, "who won?" I was informed that the score was 10-9 and they had taken a break. Both their cues had been placed under the table, along with their cases. I quickly made my apologies and retreated as fast as I could, not noticing the spectators who were snickering at me. Later on, one of those spectators told me he and others had watched me, wondering what I was doing. No one said anything. They wanted to see what would happen when the players returned.
Lol... That's pool players for you, Jay... They'll never pass up an opportunity to see some sh*t go down!!!
  
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01-01-2019, 07:35 PM

can't remember who was playing, but in a 14.1 match that's on video, Ken Shuman picked up the break ball when racking for a final some years back. they of course didn't have video like in the snooker match with Michaela...


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01-01-2019, 08:00 PM

In the PPPA World 14.1 Championships at Asbury Park (it was either 1976 or 1977), there was a hurricane during the tournament.

Somebody mistakenly opened, briefly, one of the doors closest to the table on which Larry Lisciotti was playing, and all the balls were blown to the same rail, creating a ridiculous situation. The ref had no precedent on which to draw, so he asked Larry and his opponent to reproduce the position of the balls. Suffice it to say, neither knew where the balls had been but they took a shot at doing so. Once they did their best, the ref asked both of them whether they were satisfied with the corrected placement of the balls and both said OK.

As Lisciotti told the story, this created a dead ball which he went on to shoot. It was always one of Larry's favorite stories.
  
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01-01-2019, 08:04 PM

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My favorite referee moment - 01-01-2019, 08:08 PM

I was just watching this match from the PI and what I would think would be a very simple ruling, was being argued by Jeff Ignacio. Jeff was losing pretty bad.

Go to 1:02:00 minute mark.
https://youtu.be/nymXe2YG_0g

No ref involved, but still....


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01-01-2019, 08:32 PM

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can't remember who was playing, but in a 14.1 match that's on video, Ken Shuman picked up the break ball when racking for a final some years back. they of course didn't have video like in the snooker match with Michaela...

By definition, if you watched this on video.. they had video... :-D
  
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In the PPPA World 14.1 Championships at Asbury Park (it was either 1976 or 1977), there was a hurricane during the tournament.

Somebody mistakenly opened, briefly, one of the doors closest to the table on which Larry Lisciotti was playing, and all the balls were blown to the same rail, creating a ridiculous situation. The ref had no precedent on which to draw, so he asked Larry and his opponent to reproduce the position of the balls. Suffice it to say, neither knew where the balls had been but they took a shot at doing so. Once they did their best, the ref asked both of them whether they were satisfied with the corrected placement of the balls and both said OK.

As Lisciotti told the story, this created a dead ball which he went on to shoot. It was always one of Larry's favorite stories.
That was the 1976 PPPA tournament which was their first. The hurricane was Belle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Belle My flight into Newark was one of the last to land for a while. I found my way to the Asbury Park oceanside arena -- it was built half over the water. Once I got inside and started to dry out, I found a seat and started to watch a match. You could hear the wind. The arena was large enough for hockey and had a very high roof. They have done bull riding there since.

Herb Lehman was the player at the table. He was studying the shot for a safety -- the balls were pretty spread out but he had nothing to shoot at. Suddenly the exit doors at that corner of the arena blew open and rain blew in horizontally across Herb's table, pushing all of the balls to one end. The scorers' projector screen blew over onto them. I was wondering whether the roof would hold. It did.

When the mist cleared, Herb restored the position and played a safety.

Perhaps there was similar excitement on another table, but the main blast was on Herb's table.

That was the second time I had seen rain go horizontally across an indoor pool table.


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01-01-2019, 09:11 PM

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That was the second time I had seen rain go horizontally across an indoor pool table.
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