I agree with everything you said...except when it comes to 9 ball lol. So many players beat me with slop...and my lousy dry breaks.That's what I mean when people bitch about slop, but those same people play 9ball, rarely affects the outcome of a match be it 8 or 9
I'll always stand behind the apa format over bca. Everything is harder about it
Reminds me. I have a 3 thats been with me for 10 years. Its frustratimg that she is not even a good 3. Man...2's and 3's kill her in cities.Lol 3's aren't supposed to run 5 ball outs with position and cueball control either, but I learned something new over the weekend at city tournament
I'm honestly thinking about starting to play push out with my friends. It leads to more "tester" shots for both. If I can get them to agree it should be a fun time. Their safety game for the most part is rock solid. I would like the opportunity to give them a tester shot when I'm I can't breath from the airtight safety they shot. Hero shots don't win games, but they sure do feel good. A good player is going to dominate anyway, but it seems to make the game more exciting.Finding out more and more that I think bar box 8 ball is a great game, whereas I think bar box 9 ball is incredibly dull.
In my double jeopardy league, I look forward to my 8 ball matches because I learn a lot from other players and often see some interesting choices. But 9 ball is so by the numbers, and it's made even worse on the small table. No one ever has to come with hero shots and cue ball placement can be "meh" and it doesn't really matter. And of course, there's almost no thinking involved whatsoever, outside of the occasional safety.
I've had a few nights where I've played the same person in both 8 ball and 9 ball. I'll crush them in 9 ball and then have a very close match against them in 8 ball or even lose. They will often be fairly weak shotmakers but they play smarter 8 ball than me. I've found that I rarely get upset when I'm losing big in 8 ball because I'm just fascinated by how the game unfolds and how "weaker" opponents can have me on the ropes.
I guess I'm like a lot of players who started out with 8 ball, then dismissed it once they discovered 9/10 ball, only to later realize that it's actually a much tougher game (especially on a bar box) than they initially thought.
After I heard that there was some sick folks , I didn't sign up this year, even though I miss it. When you stop a habit, you soon miss what you used to do, especially since you get to where you are not as sharp as you once were. I was just about ready when this Variant Virus showed up....i am just curious how some of you guys are playing and hoe some people respond without this going to another league bashing thread. feel free to respond no matter what league.
i was playing 5 times a week and cut out fri night scotch doubles double jeapordy last session. i just finished up in house bcapl points based money league and also dropping it too.
it seemed like i was just getting wore out playing so much and working 5 days a week also.
i play sunday night apa double jeapordy, tue night apa 8 ball travel and sat napa. i am captain of the sunday night and sat napa teams.
i started out slow on sun night 9 ball losing my 1st 3.. winning 1 .. losing 1 and then winning my last 6 in a row. i have really come on strong lately beating a 7 by a score of 17-3 and 2 5's both by a score of 18-2. my co-captain asked me to sit out last sun night 9 ball because he is afraid of me going up to a 6 in playoffs lol. with him just being raised to a 9 and us just losing our 1 who quit he is afraid of us not making the 23 limit.
sun night 8 ball i have not been doing too good. record of 4-6 so far with me winning last sun night against another tough 5 by a score of 4-3. i was on the verge of losing until he rattled the pocket on his last ball with me on the 8 which i made with no problem.
last night on my travel team i faced a 5 ...winning 4-2 in 10 innings with 1 break and run. i have not played 8 ball that good in a while.
well i look forward to my sat napa league where i will probably gat my ass kicked like i normally do. a lot of real good players in that league... what wins i have gotten did not come easy.
i would love to hear how some of you guys are doing.
I watched some. Its just like when I watch other matches in person, i see stuff that looks easy to me. Until I'm the one shooting, then I find all kinds of various ways to mess it upI have been watching the apa championships going on in vagas.
Not trying to be an armchair quarterback here but after watching the s/l 5 8 ball championship i wish i woulda been there. Several mistakes by both players but then i realize there is pressure going on with that much money on the line.
O know its another year away but my 11-1 record this session has got me to thinking i should make a concerted effort to qualify for next year while i still got a lil gas in the tank. Just turned 67 a few weeks ago.
I have not attempted to qualify in quite a while because tournaments really wear me out.
Now taking into account it was 10 years ago that i made my only trip to vegas i thrived on the pressure back then. My team mates started calling me the beast after running over my opponents lol. Not sure how i would fare in singles but i believe i am gonna give it a serious attempt this year but am aware a lot could happen between now and then.