Ok guys after reading this comment I have to ask a direct statement.
Please name any players that have tryed to set a BCA record since Mosconis 526.
Please name just 1 other than JS.
I doubt anyone else has attempted it in the fashion that Schmidt did. But I imagine there are plenty of people who would have submitted their run to the BCA for recognition as a record if they had actually made such a run. You, as I recall, have videoed some of your practice sessions in the past. If you had run a zillion in one of those runs would you not have submitted it?
How about the high-run challenges of the past, with some of the attempts on video. If one of those had been record breaking, would it not have been submitted to the BCA?
How about the 2013 Accu-Stats 14.1 Invitational. Those games were to just 75 points, but anyone who got to 75 on a run of at least 50 was allowed to continue until he missed. Souquet, Hohmann, and Immonen, collectively, got to keep going past the 75-point game score 8 times (all videoed). Don't you think Pat Fleming would have loved to capture a record-level run on one of those?
And, from what you said above, the BCA, even today, would not insist on a video of the run, just pretty clear evidence (including witnesses) that it was legitimate. That pretty much means that the answer to your "Please name ..." statement is everyone who has ever tried running balls (and is keeping count properly) in the presence of other people who are knowledgeable about straight pool.