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Currently at 62 years old, I had a 14.1 high run of 98 nearly 20 years ago, a run of around 84 5-6 years ago and a run of 56 a couple years ago. I ran 42 at the beginning of this year, but can't remember running much more than 28 since then, even though I practice nothing but 14.1 when practicing by myself at night, roughly 3 times a week, 2-3 hours each session. Very frustrating to deal with accepting the reality of gradually losing my pool game as I age! After reading the threads here, my new goal is to try to run my age!I'm asking because of the "EXPERTS" that keep taking shots at the 14.1 event. ME: 37 balls. I'm FAR from a player at 14.1 but i like it and appreciate the skill needed.
I used to play a lot of pool and really worked on my game. I have a Brunswick Anniversary with 4.5 inch pockets and Black Diamond rails. 4 summers back I only played straight pool at home. I watched some videos and matches.
I ran 168 and over 100 four other times.
Knowing the table speed well helped.
Playing the racks by the book and the best break shots is the key.
I've ran 12 racks of 8 ball on a barbox and 7 racks of 9 ball on a Gold Crown with about 4.75 inch corners.
I don't play that much so I don't expect I'd break these personal bests. Last week I did run 4 racks of 9 ball on a Diamond Pro Am with. 4.5 inch corners.
While talkin' tooooooooooo a bunch of pool players, one says, ''be honest''. That's like saying ''I got a sure bet'' on a gamble . :thumbup:
easy there Bigfoot - not all pool/billiard players are dishonest - 351 (under two hrs). But hey a yard stick for lunatics is one point of view.
Thats world class shooting.
Who are you?
Very much so. I would like to know as well. wow. Most of us that have either broke 100 or so have only done it once with a few 40's to 60's here and there. But, to break big numbers multiple times is at the very least pro level.
Also, the 12 BnR's of bar box 8 ball is without a doubt top tier status.
I ran a 98 in April. I was glad to see that I could still run my age, even if only barely.:wink:
Pool is a small community. For most of us, our live pool buddies would never let us live it down if we were telling tales here.
27 is my high run and admittedly I need to learn more about the game. I did play in a straight pool league for a year a couple years ago and had never played the game before. I haven’t played since either although I had come to the conclusion that there is no better game. It’s hard to beat the feeling of leaving a successful break ball, pocketing it, having the cue ball smash into the rack and continuing your run.
Watching bits and pieces of the Tournament has renewed my interest and I’m going to start practicing and learning the game immediately. I’ve set a goal of a 50 ball run by January 1, 2020 on my GC with 4.5” pockets.
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