Stats -- Pagulayan vs. Bustamante One-Pocket Race to 24, April 2020

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Here are some results from the Francisco Bustamante vs. Alex Pagulayan One-Pocket match played April 21-23, 2020 at Ray Hansen's home in Texas. Pay-per-view live streaming was provided by PoolActionTV.

This match was a 3-day race to 24 games, with play stopping each day when the leader reached multiples of 8. Remote commentary (by phone) was provided by Billy Incardona on Day 1, Larry Schwartz on Day 2, and Jeremy Jones on Day 3. Ray Hansen also commentated each day from a room in his home separate from the pool room. Pagulayan trailed 16 - 21 but won 8 of the last 10 games to win the match 24 - 23.

Conditions -- The conditions for this match included:
  • - Diamond 9-foot table with standard pro-cut pockets and blue Simonis cloth;
    - Aramith Tournament balls (I think) with a measles cue ball;
    - triangle rack;
    - rack your own with alternating breaks;
    - re-break if a ball is made on the break;
    - 3-foul rule in effect (did not occur);
    - no shot clock; and
    - lag for opening break on first day (won by Pagulayan)

Match results, in games (Pagulayan's score first)
  • Day 1 -- 6 - 8
    Day 2 -- 7 - 8
    Day 3 -- 11 - 7
    Total -- 24 - 23

Games won by breaker
  • Pagulayan -- 12 of 24 (50%)
    Bustamante -- 11 of 23 (48%)
    Total -- 23 of 47 (49%)

Breaks by side of table (viewing from head to foot)
  • Pagulayan -- Broke from his right 17 times (8 wins, 9 losses) and from his left 7 times (4 wins, 3 losses)
    Bustamante -- Broke from his right 18 times (8 wins, 10 losses) and from his left 5 times (3 wins, 2 losses).

Games won by player who scored the first point (or had it scored for him)
  • Pagulayan -- 16 of 23 (70%)
    Bustamante -- 16 of 24 (67%)
    Total -- 32 of 47 (68%)

Scratches on the break -- Three (2 wins, 1 loss), all by Pagulayan.

Balls made on the break -- None (may have happened once).

Games in which the player had the lead at some point
  • Pagulayan -- 32 games, his 24 wins plus 8 games he lost.
    Bustamante -- 32 games, his 23 wins plus 9 games he lost.

Ball counts by length of run -- The total ball counts resulted from the following runs and fouls. Counts are given for Pagulayan first, then Bustamante, then the total.
  • 1 ball -- 35 times, 25 times, 60 times
    2 balls -- 12, 11, 23
    3 balls -- 10, 10, 20
    4 balls -- 6, 4, 10
    5 balls -- 5, 10, 15
    6 balls -- 4, 1, 5
    7 balls -- 4, 3, 7
    8 balls -- 5, 6, 11
    9 balls -- 1, 0, 1 (in Game 41, they forgot AP's foul on the break and he ran only 8 & out, but I gave him credit for 9)
    Plus balls pocketed by opponent -- 17, 16, 33
    Minus fouls -- 25, 14, 39
    TOTAL ball count -- 231, 220, 451
    Average game score -- 8 - 1.5 for games won by Pagulayan, 8 - 1.7 for games won by Bustamante, 8 - 1.6 in total.

Distribution of run-outs to win the games. Counts are given for Pagulayan first, then Bustamante, then the total.
  • 1 ball -- 6 times, 7 times, 13 times (28% of the 47 games)
    2 balls -- 4, 3, 7
    3 balls -- 2, 3, 5
    4 balls -- 2, 1, 3
    5 balls -- 1, 3, 4
    6 balls -- 2, 0, 2
    7 balls -- 2, 0, 2
    8+ balls -- 5, 6, 11 (23%)
    Average (mean) "out" run -- 4.0 balls
    Average (median) "out" run -- 3 balls

Distribution of lengths of games
  • Under 10 minutes -- 21 games (45%)
    10 - 19 min. -- 12
    20 - 29 min. -- 9
    30 - 59 min. -- 5
    60+ min. -- 0
    Total -- 47

Match length (including racking and timeouts)
  • Day 1 -- 3 hours, 32 minutes
    Day 2 -- 5 hours, 1 min.
    Day 3 -- 4 hours, 35 min.
    Total -- 13 hours, 8 min.

Average minutes per game
  • Day 1 -- 15.1
    Day 2 -- 20.1
    Day 3 -- 15.3
    Total -- 16.8 (approx. 15.6 not counting timeouts
 

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When Efren surprised Thorpe and his backers last year runs of 7 or higher heavily favored Efren.

Efren - Thorpe - total

7 balls -- 8, 2, 10
8 balls -- 6, 5, 11
9 balls -- 1, 0, 1

15 to 7 in favor of Efren.
 

wincardona

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Here are some results from the Francisco Bustamante vs. Alex Pagulayan One-Pocket match played April 21-23, 2020 at Ray Hansen's home in Texas. Pay-per-view live streaming was provided by PoolActionTV.

This match was a 3-day race to 24 games, with play stopping each day when the leader reached multiples of 8. Remote commentary (by phone) was provided by Billy Incardona on Day 1, Larry Schwartz on Day 2, and Jeremy Jones on Day 3. Ray Hansen also commentated each day from a room in his home separate from the pool room. Pagulayan trailed 16 - 21 but won 8 of the last 10 games to win the match 24 - 23.

Conditions -- The conditions for this match included:
  • - Diamond 9-foot table with standard pro-cut pockets and blue Simonis cloth;
    - Aramith Tournament balls (I think) with a measles cue ball;
    - triangle rack;
    - rack your own with alternating breaks;
    - re-break if a ball is made on the break;
    - 3-foul rule in effect (did not occur);
    - no shot clock; and
    - lag for opening break on first day (won by Pagulayan)

Match results, in games (Pagulayan's score first)
  • Day 1 -- 6 - 8
    Day 2 -- 7 - 8
    Day 3 -- 11 - 7
    Total -- 24 - 23

Games won by breaker
  • Pagulayan -- 12 of 24 (50%)
    Bustamante -- 11 of 23 (48%)
    Total -- 23 of 47 (49%)

Breaks by side of table (viewing from head to foot)
  • Pagulayan -- Broke from his right 17 times (8 wins, 9 losses) and from his left 7 times (4 wins, 3 losses)
    Bustamante -- Broke from his right 18 times (8 wins, 10 losses) and from his left 5 times (3 wins, 2 losses).

Games won by player who scored the first point (or had it scored for him)
  • Pagulayan -- 16 of 23 (70%)
    Bustamante -- 16 of 24 (67%)
    Total -- 32 of 47 (68%)

Scratches on the break -- Three (2 wins, 1 loss), all by Pagulayan.

Balls made on the break -- None (may have happened once).

Games in which the player had the lead at some point
  • Pagulayan -- 32 games, his 24 wins plus 8 games he lost.
    Bustamante -- 32 games, his 23 wins plus 9 games he lost.

Ball counts by length of run -- The total ball counts resulted from the following runs and fouls. Counts are given for Pagulayan first, then Bustamante, then the total.
  • 1 ball -- 35 times, 25 times, 60 times
    2 balls -- 12, 11, 23
    3 balls -- 10, 10, 20
    4 balls -- 6, 4, 10
    5 balls -- 5, 10, 15
    6 balls -- 4, 1, 5
    7 balls -- 4, 3, 7
    8 balls -- 5, 6, 11
    9 balls -- 1, 0, 1 (in Game 41, they forgot AP's foul on the break and he ran only 8 & out, but I gave him credit for 9)
    Plus balls pocketed by opponent -- 17, 16, 33
    Minus fouls -- 25, 14, 39
    TOTAL ball count -- 231, 220, 451
    Average game score -- 8 - 1.5 for games won by Pagulayan, 8 - 1.7 for games won by Bustamante, 8 - 1.6 in total.

Distribution of run-outs to win the games. Counts are given for Pagulayan first, then Bustamante, then the total.
  • 1 ball -- 6 times, 7 times, 13 times (28% of the 47 games)
    2 balls -- 4, 3, 7
    3 balls -- 2, 3, 5
    4 balls -- 2, 1, 3
    5 balls -- 1, 3, 4
    6 balls -- 2, 0, 2
    7 balls -- 2, 0, 2
    8+ balls -- 5, 6, 11 (23%)
    Average (mean) "out" run -- 4.0 balls
    Average (median) "out" run -- 3 balls

Distribution of lengths of games
  • Under 10 minutes -- 21 games (45%)
    10 - 19 min. -- 12
    20 - 29 min. -- 9
    30 - 59 min. -- 5
    60+ min. -- 0
    Total -- 47

Match length (including racking and timeouts)
  • Day 1 -- 3 hours, 32 minutes
    Day 2 -- 5 hours, 1 min.
    Day 3 -- 4 hours, 35 min.
    Total -- 13 hours, 8 min.

Average minutes per game
  • Day 1 -- 15.1
    Day 2 -- 20.1
    Day 3 -- 15.3
    Total -- 16.8 (approx. 15.6 not counting timeouts

Your effort in compiling these very interesting stats are very much appreciated. Your stats reflect the closeness of the ability of these two great champions and I for one find your stats to be very beneficial in a number of ways, thank you again.

This was a remarkable match both in the caliber of play, and the heart both champions displayed. Bustamante has shown the world that he deserves to be recognized as the top three one pocket players alive today. Pagulayan was feeling the heat the entire match but the true testament of a champion is to endure whatever is thrown at him and persevere through it all which he did. Both of these champions are true champions in my eyes and I was thoroughly entertained for three consecutive days. Kinda wishing it would never end.:wink: A special thanks to Ray Hansen for putting it together, let's do another one soon. :eek:uttahere:

Bill Incardona
 

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8 (or 9) & outs:
  • Day 1 -- 4
    Day 2 -- 0
    Day 3 -- 7

Games that took less than 10 minutes:
  • Day 1 -- 9 of 14
    Day 2 -- 2 of 15
    Day 3 -- 10 of 18
 
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