AzB Gold Member
I have had a few situations arise over the years concerning another captain calling a foul and one thing i learned the hars way....just because some one calls a foul doesn't mean its a foul.
In other words they didnt know the rules as good as they thought they did. My advice to your son when in doubt a foul is legitimate or not is to stop the match and get the league operator on the phone for a ruling. That is if the other team are being azzhats....i let honest mistakes by the other teams calling fouls slide mostly because no one and i mean no one around here knows every rule in the book.
Yea i kmow what you mean about letting the other team know whats what. I had an incident one time where the other team called a loss because my player did not mark his pocket on the 8. It was two 6's playing and it was hill - hill.
I relented the loss after giving them a big dose of wtf yall trying to pull ? Neither player had marked the pocket the past 8 racks..
So we continued on with the rest of the matches and at the begining of the 4th match the other captain requested a replay for the 5th round in both 8 and 9 ball because they only had r olayers there. I didnt say anything at that time.
When it was time for the 5th match he called the same player who had previously callled the loss for not marking the pocket. I said he aint playing. Their captain said well who do tou want me to replay ? I said nobody cause i am callimg a forfeit and while i am at it i am letting you know yall gonna forfeit the last 9 ball also.
Well the while team got in an uoroar like i had callled rheir mamas every bad name i could think of. . then they went and grabbbdd the division rep which tried to change my mind in the name of sporstmanship which did no good. Then the captain got on the phone to the league operator and he must not have liked what the league operator told him cause he hung up amd grabbbed his cues and case and stormed out of the pool hall with out sayung a word to every one.
I did get to tell whim while he was packing that if he wanted to fvck my team over by throwing rules around he better get used to having them thrown right back at him.
Thats the only time i have ever refused to allow a team a replay and it was simply because they tried to fvck my team over .
I actually think they knew the rules and knew it was my son's first time by himself, otherwise I would've just let it slide. The problem is - they're in first and we were in second and now we're in third because of that. If we or them were dead last I wouldn't give a crap but they played it and they know it. In reality, I have already told my team I won't be playing much going forward so I may or may not ever see them (the other team) again but if I do and the situation arises they'll know that I know