Generally, you can make a lot more money off of someone who tries to shark you than someone who doesn't. It has something to do with impulse control or maturity level.If you need to shark for any reason please stay away from a pool table, nobody wants that B.S.
Honestly, I can play through it. I see it as weakness and I play better.Generally, you can make a lot more money off of someone who tries to shark you than someone who doesn't. It has something to do with impulse control or maturity level.
The game isn’t over if your opponent is still shooting, regardless of your actions (IMHO). Absent a referee, he is acting as such. If he doesn’t know the rules, he can’t legitimately perform the function. A concession must be somehow acknowledged (however vaguely) to be valid.Here’s a scenario - You’re opponent is wearing airpods. He has an easy 9-ball shot to win the match and you verbally tell him you concede, but due to the airpods, he doesn’t see or hear you and he shoots and misses. Is the game over?
I would say you have the right to request your opponent to move to another chair or location if they don’t have the courtesy to remain completely still, if sitting directly in your line on a key shot. Some of our players automatically move even without being asked, out of courtesy to their opponent.In my understanding, unscrewing a cue while the opponent is at the table, is a concession. If it's the last rack and you want to put away your break cue, just let your opponent know before the break or initially after the break. In many cases, everything will be fine if properly communicated.
In terms of sharking when there isn't a referee at the table, I tend to mess with my opponents if they try to shark me. If my opponent is sitting in my line of view and he intentionally moves around or grabs something to play around, I get up again. If he doesn't stop, I'll just watch him and often enough they'll then ask me what I'm waiting for. I'll politely tell them I'm just waiting for him to finish what he started doing while I was down on my shot. This works anytime your opponent intentionally or unintentionally does soemthing that may get to you when you're at the table.
I would concur that just setting your cue down as a sharking tactic is starting to get a little ridiculous. To me, that means nothing more than that person (or myself if I do it) is realizing that it may be at least a few more shots until they get back to the table. It would certainly be quite a stretch to consider that as sharking, in my opinion.Occasionally I notice people will have their cue resting in their hand, and will just go and set it on the holders next to the chairs. That's kind of the same sort of crap too, but for some reason it doesn't annoy me as much. (And I try to stop myself from doing it, as well, subconsciously.)
It would be helpful if you clarified as to what post and exactly what action you are referring / replying to as a shark move?It’s always been the rule in my area for leagues or tournaments. I walk over and shake their hand when they’ve done it and they always look stunned lol It’s a half shark move and a concession. I’m betting the people on this thread wining it isn’t are the same people that have done it lol
In my area it’s always been considered a shark move.. breaking your cue down in front of someone to get them to miss. Pretty basic… I’m not sure what the confusion is.It would be helpful if you clarified as to what post and exactly what action you are referring / replying to as a shark move?
Sorry, but the text I posted just before yours referred to an opponent in his chair setting his cue down and whether that could be considered as a shark move, as a post just before mine had brought up.In my area it’s always been considered a shark move.. breaking your cue down in front of someone to get them to miss. Pretty basic… I’m not sure what the confusion is.