Yes, Leyman certainly goofed. I was kind of surprised that the time clock could not be overriden because of the mistake in giving a late 5-sec. warning. The player clearly shot in less than 5 seconds after the 5-sec. warning. It kind of means the verbal 5-sec. warning should never be relied on and the players must go by the clock itself.Still don't deserve to lose to a HUGE mistake in calling the correct time.
No, I don't. But I wonder whether the beeper is actually automated to start exactly at the 5-sec. point, or does a human push a button to start it? If the latter, the same problem is possible.They were using the beeper in the beginning of the tournament. Any idea why they stopped using it?
The shot was taken two seconds after the five second warning and the video makes this obvious.Yes, Leyman certainly goofed. I was kind of surprised that the time clock could not be overriden because of the mistake in giving a late 5-sec. warning. The player clearly shot in less than 5 seconds after the 5-sec. warning. It kind of means the verbal 5-sec. warning should never be relied on and the players must go by the clock itself.
[Edit -- this may be a reason to go with the automated beep, beep, beep, even though it is annoying}
The field is weak this year (not in terms of ability but in lack of experience in playing in these kind of tournaments) so they actually have half a chance of doing ok. Darren has been playing English pool recently and not played stellar. Karl will tell us he has not picked up a cue but I doubt that's entirely true. Not the most deserving entry on form but it's certainly good for the tournament to have two more big names in there.
Yes, there was no reason to stand by the call. I think Matchroom has a policy that ref’s calls cannot be reviewed. Something similar happened with a call in the Championship League Pool - it was called a bad hit but it was an obviously wrong call, and they said it could not be reviewed. I understand that you don’t want players arguing with calls, but in this case the table ref could have discussed it with the timer and decided to let this shot stand. It didn’t impact the shot at all. They could have just let the other team shoot rather than giving ball in hand.The shot was taken two seconds after the five second warning and the video makes this obvious.
The usually exceptional referee John Leyman messed up here, but this situation was easily rectified, and a relevant precedent can be found in a match played by Jayson Shaw, who was commentating this match, making it all the more incredible that Jayson wasn't sympathetic here to this miscarriage of justice at the pool table.
My bad... I didn't realize Canada got completely bumped out of the tournament. Just catching up with the drama nowProbably...? Definitively...
I wish them the best, and I hope they can just set their minds to free roll mode.
Even with the weak cast this year, the big guns are struggling and have not been impressive. Sure this is first round and they are getting used to tables blah blah blah. But in past years, you still see strong performances from some big guns, not so this year
I think this year we could see a surprise winner probably non of the top guns.
I like these dogs to go far this year.
*Underdogs (200-1) odds to win Slovakia who thrashed defending champs Austria. They were the Team of Day 1 and possibly Round 1
*Old Dogs Appleton and Boyes. They stole the final vs Holland so don't underestimate these old dogs
*Top Dogs Shaw & Melling- They have commentating, lurking settled down studying matches and tables
Meanwhile Italy 5-2 up on favorite Spain and getting on hill. I see an upset coming up