- Nov 30, 2014
Reports are coming in saying John Schmidt just broke Mosconis record with 626. Thats 100 over the record.
He has been trying on a 9’ table with about 5” pockets as I understand it.If Capelle's report is true, then Schmidt's 626 would be the highest recorded attested run in history. A 626 on a 9' table is several orders of magnitude better than Mosconi's run. It's almost exponentially better. I'm presuming it was on a 9' table. But even if on an 8', it's still far better.
Mosconi did thousands of exhibitions. He only ran 526 at one of them. And it was on an 8’ table. Yes, I know many times Mosconi simply quit his exhibition runs when he was satisfied for the spectators. So he probably *could have* had many other high or higher runs had he tried more often. But he didn’t, so he only left us with that one documented run of 526.he did run more than anyone ever. but didn't shatter the record.
mosconi did his in a public exhibition and was done on one try.
setting up a scenario and playing hours on end for weeks or more to do the run on your own set up table is something entirely different although a tremendous feat.
similar to trying to hit the longest home run. and setting it up on your home field and hitting for the fence hundreds or more times until you hit it as far and claiming a new record.