3-pt rule is really hurting some players. And it’s just bad luck when it’s noncompliant. I think they need to bring back the radar gun.
Yes, I am beginning to dislike the 3 points rule. I believe it cost Shane his match. He was breaking good getting 1 ball in and collisions sometime prevent 2 balls from crossing the head string. I believe this happened about 3 times for Shane. Dennis also started the finals with a non-compliant break.
If Dennis won the lag he would be breaking in the even numbered games, starting with 0-0.Referee blunder:
Orcollo won the lag, so he was breaking the odd-numbered games and Ouschan the even-numbered games. That was observed for the first 14 games. So Ouschan broke in Game 14 and won it, to take a 9-5 lead. Then Ouschan broke again in Game 15 and made the 9-ball on the break, to take the lead to 10-5. While it is unlikely that this mistake affected the outcome of the match, that is certainly possible.