Your worst beating story

fjk

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Everybody likes to share their scores, but beatdown stories are even more fun. I have lots. Extra points for naming names and providing dates and locations.

Pool stories are my favorites, but other are good too :)
 

measureman

AzB Silver Member
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I've told this before but here goes.
I'm playing a guy even 9 ball race to 5.
I break the first rack and run 4 racks and run the 5th rack down to the 8 and get terrible position on the 9,I play safe and my opponent banks the 9 for the win.
So now I'm up 4 to 1.
I lost the set 5 to 4. :mad:

1964 I played Mosconi an exhibition game.
He turned in a world class performance as a pool player.
I turned in a world class performance as a rack boy.
 

Deruki

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Was playing the Western BCA 8 ball event one year and defeated a pretty good player to advance in fairly short order and was hitting them real good. Was waiting for the match on the next table which was a grinder and I had the winner. The fellow who won is a known pot head which is legal here but you have to get off casino land to smoke so it takes a while. Since the tournament was behind schedule my strategy was to deprive him of his weed to my advantage by getting the match started immediately. Worst beat down I have ever had in tournament play. Got zipped for the first and only time in tournament play to date. Barely got to the table. Not sure what the lesson is here but that's what went down.
 

fjk

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Here's my first story: I drew Kim Davenport in the BC Open for my first match (around 1986). My wife was there watching so I was a little nervous.

He won the lag, broke, ran the rack but bobbled the 9 in the corner. The cue was about 8 feet away right in the middle of the bottom rail. The 9 was deep right in the middle of the pocket. It was too deep to try rail first from the middle of the table. My best shot was to hit it full with some draw / stop. I thought jeez, that's a long way to draw the ball, I'm going to need to hit it pretty firm to make sure my backspin stays on the ball for 8 feet. Then I thought, what if I accidently catch the tip of that corner pocket and the cue goes flying around the table looking for a scratch? What if I miscue trying to hit the ball so low and firm?

All those thoughts were running through my head and being nervous made it hard to decide what to do. I stood at the table so long, staring at that hanging 9 ball, I could see Kim was getting irritated. I think he thought I was doing it on purpose trying to get under his skin.

I made that hanger and didn't scratch. The bad news is I lost the next 11 racks and lost 11-1 (or 9-1...I can't recall what the race was to). To top if off, the next day at work my co-workers noticed my name in the results…they thought I lost to a woman.
 

dirtvictim

Ignore the entitled they haven't earned respect
My dad made me go get my own whipping stick when I did something wrong, ok when I got caught and I came back with a very small stick, that didn't work out so well. Oh you mean Billiards related?
 

hang-the-9

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I lost a 9 ball match not long ago going hill hill in a 5-3 race (me going to 5) with the other guy making maybe 5 balls the whole set. They were either the 8 or 9 ball I left him after running out from the break or a miss by him or a very early combo. I made 90% of the shots and still lost. May have been the worst loss I had when I played well on my end since I had at least one break and run and ran out from his dry break twice. 9 ball is tough sometimes.
 

soyale

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I lost a 9 ball match not long ago going hill hill in a 5-3 race (me going to 5) with the other guy making maybe 5 balls the whole set. They were either the 8 or 9 ball I left him after running out from the break or a miss by him or a very early combo. I made 90% of the shots and still lost. May have been the worst loss I had when I played well on my end since I had at least one break and run and ran out from his dry break twice. 9 ball is tough sometimes.
living up to your name my man. tough beat
 

Deruki

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You probably should have let him get high. It's pretty detrimental to pool abilities in my experience.
In hindsight he probably got ripped before his match I was watching which is why it was a grinder. Sobered up and slaughtered me. His fargo was 20 points lower than the guy I just defeated and 30 points higher than mine. Fargo Shmargo..............
 

tim913

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9 ball bar box race to 7 tournament in Canton, IL probably 2003 or 2004. Made it through early rounds and had Bobby McGrath Jr down 5-1 thinking Jesse Bowman was next. Rattled a ball in the pocket and lost 5-7! Boo!
 
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Good Sam

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I lost a 9 ball match not long ago going hill hill in a 5-3 race (me going to 5) with the other guy making maybe 5 balls the whole set. They were either the 8 or 9 ball I left him after running out from the break or a miss by him or a very early combo. I made 90% of the shots and still lost. May have been the worst loss I had when I played well on my end since I had at least one break and run and ran out from his dry break twice. 9 ball is tough sometimes.
I recently lost a 9 ball match hill hill in a 5-2 race with my opponent making exactly 2 balls. I broke and ran to the 9 the first rack before leaving the 9 hanging. 1-0, he's on the hill. I won the next 4 games by clamping down tight. He never got a direct shot at a ball. I break the at hill and am running out. I came up a little short on the 8 leading to no shot on the 9. I play safe leaving the cue ball almost frozen to the center diamond on the head rail and the 9 ball frozen to the center diamond of the foot rail.
He banked the 9 one rail for the win.
 

Willowbrook Wolfy

Your wushu is weak!
Around 2000 at the Green Room in DG Illinois on Ogden Ave(it’s gone now). Dude I’ve never seen before walks in with some friends. He wanted to play. “All right I’ll play”. He must’ve been all coked up out of his mind cause he kept talking how he could really see the edges that night.

Well after about the 5th set he had all my money and my cue. Still don’t know who he was, but he ended up giving my cue to the owner to give back to me. Nice guy! Never saw him again.

Once I lost $350 to a guy I knew pretty well at the hall I frequented. I stayed out of there for 6mos before I went back to pay him.

Another $350 double or nothing after I’d won 3-4 sets on Jay at 63rd St Billiards. Hill/hill. All that was left was the 9 a bit past the middle, straight in, CB near head rail. I made the 9 but hit it so hard the CB flew off the table! Oh well

Sorry that was 3.
 
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