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uwate said:First game only?
Ok, I like to gamble hehe...whaddya wanna do?
after can we bet on who wins the coin toss and which way the next car leaving the pool room will turn?
BTW I am not against taking Pickle but I think someone needs to set a line here. What do you all think is the line? Pickle -150 maybe?
My limited experience is that when making lines, they usually do it by games. For example, if there is a race to 10, the line on one player may be that he doesn't win 8 games to the other player's 10 games.
Since this is an ahead set, I do not know what is customary.
I think in order to make an educated wager, though, one would need to know more particulars about the match.
Let's do a little recap. The games will occur on a bar table in Pickle's home court. Pickle may have a slight advantage here against Archer if it is on his home table. Familiarity with the equipment is huge. A few years ago, Santos had just won the UPA's World Summit of Pool in New York City. Two weeks later, he competed in the Skins Billiard Championship on an Olhausen table, and he did not have as great a performance. Equipment familiarity is an advantage to any player.
Will there be a time clock imposed, or may a player take as long as they desire between shots? Earl Strickland is known for his fast pace during competition. When he won the 1988 World Open championship, it was an event which featured a momentous final confrontation, "the great Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland and Mike 'Captain Hook' Sigel", and spectators eagerly fought for front-row seats to witness the battle. A 45-second shot clock was used to monitor each shot because the tournament was being recorded for broadcast for a seven-week series. At the conclusion, Sigel commented he could feel the pressure of being clocked. Strickland, on the other hand, said they "could have made it only 30 seconds between shots, and it wouldn't have mattered."
And again, if there is a neutral racker, this could enter into the fray as far as making a line.
Just some food for thought!