Four Points/Steel Joints
If table two had a simple scoreboard against the curtain in the background that the ref could update after each rack it would change from a waste of time to a nice show. What good is a race if you are unaware of the situation?
I have seen 3 huge mistakes by Layman in recent history,that guy is simply lacking enough skill to do a top-level pool ref. I dont care if he has eye-sight or hearing problems,that comes with the age but not being able to reflect on his own mistakes and having too big of an ego about it that is simply sad..
You could have one browser tab open to the Youtube feed, and a second browser tab open to https://cuescore.com/tournament/US+Open+Pool+Championship+2021/9209905
Oof I remember that - Earl called the wrong ball but was clearly shooting at a different ball that he intended to and did make to win the match, right? Two and ten ball (and with a little bit of a drawl like Earl has, I can see the opportunity for confusion).Like this one...? The final call on this one only took about 15 min....
Here's the shot that caused the problem.Oof I remember that - Earl called the wrong ball but was clearly shooting at a different ball that he intended to and did make to win the match, right? Two and ten ball (and with a little bit of a drawl like Earl has, I can see the opportunity for confusion).
I don't remember the call being announced as if it were a Shakespeare play. I also don't remember the fallout like that. Jeez.
That makes entirely too much senseIt is true that there aren't very many American players who are competitive against the world's best, but one guy who can bring it sometimes against the best is notably absent from this year's tournament: Bergman
It's a stupid rule to begin with. If there is no called time-out, it should be automatic, assuming he still has one.
I was there. Earl called the 2-Ball….the wrong ball.Here's the shot that caused the problem.
No shit it was before his backswing. Did you even read my post?I did, and it was before his backswing.
But even if it was during, you think it's the first time these guys have ever had to deal with hearing people applaud during there shots?
I didnt see the shot. Did he have an extension to use? If so, it would have been wise to stand up and use it.No shit it was before his backswing. Did you even read my post?
And it really doesn't matter if he's heard applause before during his shots. It got him this time, especially given the stakes and the pressure. He should have stood up and reset when he heard it and he didn't. He was nervous and excited and something broke his concentration. Occam's razor suggests it was the sound of people clapping one second before he missed a ball that he's 99.999% to make.