2020 AZB Ghost Challenge - Official Thread

Side Pocket

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Who the heck is that Darren Appleton guy. He's a great shot but sounds fruity to me. 🤣🤣🤣 Gonna try and break 17 racks before the new year, won't do it in 30 minutes but it will still be an accomplishment.
 

jrctherake

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Thanks :D Gonna try and get into double digits this weekend.

As we all know, after a person reaches a certain level of play all that matters is:

Racking
Breaking

All the stuff that happens after they rack and break matters much, much less.

Especially with 9 ball, template and 1 on spot.... a good player racks, breaks ands it's a wrap...

It kills me when someone points out pattern racking in amateur play....all the while EVERY professional player from the lowest to the elite does the exact same thing, but nobody says anything about them other than:

Did you see that???

Lol


Good job sir!

I can't wait to get back 100%.

Back surgeries, heart and blood pressure issues are killing my game.

I'm to the point I can't even rack, much less break correctly.

On the other hand, if I just throw 9 or 10 balls out, I can usually run em...then.....to the couch for a break of another kind.....

I'm glad to see someone can still play the game.

Again, good job!!!!
 
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td873

BCA PCA ABA
Gold Member
Silver Member
I gave the 9-ball ghost a try last night and had the ghost down 6-1, but then I got jitters and gave easy ones 2 back. Ended up at 7-3. I decided to finished out a set to 9, but the next 2 games were mental giveaways as I was already "finished" getting to 7. I buckled down at the end finished 9-5.

Diamond Professional, pro-cut pockets. Simonis 860.

video: https://youtu.be/_z-RUVY8FV8

-td
 

Side Pocket

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I feel for ya brother. I can't imagine loving a sport and unable to perform at your full potential. I pray that one day you can play without physical abilities holding you back.



As we all know, after a person reaches a certain level of play all that matters is:

Racking
Breaking

All the stuff that happens after they rack and break matters much, much less.

Especially with 9 ball, template and 1 on spot.... a good player racks, breaks ands it's a wrap...

It kills me when someone points out pattern racking in amateur play....all the while EVERY professional player from the lowest to the elite does the exact same thing, but nobody says anything about them other than:

Did you see that???

Lol


Good job sir!

I can't wait to get back 100%.

Back surgeries, heart and blood pressure issues are killing my game.

I'm to the point I can't even rack, much less break correctly.

On the other hand, if I just throw 9 or 10 balls out, I can usually run em...then.....to the couch for a break of another kind.....

I'm glad to see someone can still play the game.

Again, good job!!!!
 

Philip Green

Registered
2020 AZB Ghost Challenge - Official Thread

It’s a new year, and everyone is on a clean slate. Let's see who can back up their written posts with game play for bragging rights :grin-square::grin-square::grin-square:

1st post will be kept up to date with latest scores. See 2nd post for “suggested” rules.

Prior Year Threads:
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015


6-Ball Ghost Ranking (BIH after break, luck counts)*6-Ball is new category this year.
1. Side Pocket (11-0 W 100% Jan 3 Video) 9' Diamond
2. JazzyJeff87 (11-3 W 79% Jan 12 Video) 8' Oversized
3. iusedtoberich (7-2 W 78% Feb 7 Video) (7-6 W 54% Jan 6) (5-7 L 42% Jan 10 Video) 9' GC
4. sgengaro86 (7-4 W 54% Feb 2) (7-6 W 54% Feb 2) (5-7 L 42% Jan 25) (3-7 L 30% Jan 25) 9' Olhausen

6-Ball "Pro" Ghost Ranking (No BIH after break, luck counts)*6-Ball is new category this year.
1. pw98 (7-6 W 54% Mar 20 Video) 8' Oversized Gandy
2.
3.

8-Ball Ghost Ranking (BIH after break, call shot)
1. Side Pocket (7-0 W 100% Feb 8 Video) (7-2 W 78% Jan 6 Video) (7-4 W 64% Jan 4 Video) 9' Diamond
2.
3.

8-Ball “Pro” Ghost Ranking (No BIH after break, call shot)
1. Poolmanis (8-0 W 100% Sept 8 Video with self commentary) 9' Dynamic
2. Side Pocket (7-1 W 88% Feb 16 Video) (7-3 W 70% Mar 2 Video) 9' Diamond
3. Gatz (7-3 W 70% Feb 19 Video)
4. peppersauce (4-7 L 36% May 8 Video) 9' GC

9-Ball Ghost Ranking (BIH after break, luck counts)
1. Dynamite (Darren Appleton) (17-0 W 100% Apr 20 Video) 9' Diamond
2. Side Pocket (8-0 W 100% Sept 24 Video) (7-0 W 100% Sept 26 Video) (7-1 W 88% Feb 27 Video) (7-2 W 78% Mar 2 Video) (7-3 W 70% Mar 1 Video) 9' Diamond
3. Jerry Williams (7-0 W 100% Jan 16 Video) (7-1 W 88% Jan 5 Video) (7-2 W 78% Jan 5 Video) 9' Olhausen
4. Tate (7-1 W 88% Feb 16) 9' GC
5. pepper sauce (7-2 W 78% Jan 23 Video) (7-9 L 44% Sept 7 Video) 9' GC
6. JusticeNJ (7-3 W 70% Feb 15 Video) (7-6 W 54% Jan 30) (5-7 L 42% Jan 30) 9'GC
7. pw98 (7-3 W 70% Feb 18 Video) Oversize 8' Gandy
8. 9BallKY (7-3 W 70% Jun 25) (7-4 W 64% Video) (15-10 W 60% Mar 14) 9' Diamond
9. iusedtoberich (7-4 W 64% Apr 3 Video) (5-7 L 42% Mar 15 Video) (3-7 L 30% Jan 20 Video) (2-7 L 22% Jan 19 Video) (1-7 L 13% Jan 26 Video) 9' GC
10. BeiberLvr (5-7 L 42% Jan 29) (5-7 L 42% Mar 9 Video) (4-7 L 36% Jan 29) (1-7 L 42% Jan 29) 7' Diamond

9-Ball “Pro” Ghost Ranking (No BIH after break, luck counts)
1. Gerry Williams (7-2 W 78% Apr 16 Video) 9' Olhausen
2. Poolmanis (7-3 W 70% Mar 19 Video) 9' Dynamic
3.

10-Ball Ghost Ranking (BIH after break, call shot, 10 last)
1. Mainplayer (Mike Dechaine) (9-1 W 90% Apr 12 Video) 9' GC
2. Gerry Williams (7-2 W 78% Jan 18 Video) (9-3 W 75% Apr 12 Video P1 Video P2) 9' Olhausen
3. The_JV (7-2 W 78% Aug 11 Video) (7-3 W 70% Jul 22 Video) 9' Dufferin
4. Gatz (8-3 W 73% Apr 10 Video) 9' Black Crown
5. pw98 (7-3 W 70% Feb 12 Video) Oversized 8' Gandy
6. peppersauce (6-7 L 46% Jan 28 Video) 9' GC
7. iusedtoberich (3-7 L 30% Apr 11 Video) (2-7 L 22% Apr 9 Video) 9' GC

10-Ball “Pro” Ghost Ranking (No BIH after break, call shot, 10 last)
1. Poolmanis (7-3 W 70% Jan 7 Video) (6-7 L 46% Mar 2 Video) (5-7 L 42% Jan 7 Video) 9' Dynamic
2.
3.

Random Ghost (rotation, snooker, etc..)
1. 15 Ball Ghost Poolmanis (5-7 L 42% Jan 6 Video) 9' Dynamic
2. 1 handed 8 ball Poolmanis (Fun Feb 1 Video1 Video2) 9' Dynamic
3.

Straight Pool
Straight pool has its own 15 year running challenge. Go to this thread to join! Link

Usually, I don't like to play with a ghost, but after these video felling motivated to play
 

Side Pocket

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
So I tried speed pool shooting 9-Ball. Set my timer on my phone for 30 minutes and ran as many racks as I could before the alarm went off. If I missed a shot during a run I re-racked and kept going. I beat the ghost 13-5 before time ran out. I think I can come close to Darren Appleton's 17 runs in 30 minutes if I don't miss a shot. Here is the link, hope you enjoy.
 
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