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Bob Jewett
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Joined: 01-26-2005
Location: Berkeley, CA
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  • I hope the direct upload can be made to work. Those third party sites die.
    I tried the "Upload Attachments" button and I got as far as selecting the file on my computer and hitting "upload" but then I got the message:
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    There has been a database
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Rules: who wins the game
    I think there is no pool game for which the written rules have ever specified the order balls are pocketed on a single shot. Bar-box eight ball is a different matter.
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Another rules question
    If you are playing in a tournament, what should the penalty be for catching the cue ball on a miscue?...
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Another action Wwyd
    I've played people who will get the thin hit on the spotted ball and now they have five balls on their side and I'm stuck to the far bumper. Or they make the ball.

    How about kicking off the foot rail to the 1 ball with right? Maybe a little swerve is needed. Hard to tell if it's on....
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Rules Question
    Yes, the WPA rules don't care why the ball returns to the rail. (They don't actually talk about rail groove.)

    The BCAPL requires the ball to have hit a ball before it returns to the cushion it was frozen to for the rail to count....
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Rules Question
    Years ago I think there was a rule set that made the rail the cue ball was frozen to dead for the cue ball. That rule is gone now. One example of how bad that rule was: A ball is frozen to the point of the side pocket and you shoot it into that point and it goes across the pocket and hits the other...
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Rules verification
    Lots of tournaments run with all balls fouls now and no refs. It seems to be working....
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Another rules question
    Well, yes, but if it's in a tournament and you have a ref he might decide that rather than punish the ball grabber by forfeiting a game he will just lose the break for that rack. Catching the cue ball on a flubbed break is a beginner's move. In my view it shows a lack of respect for the game and the...
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Mark Ben 3
    That's the shot I like. I have some idea of where the cue ball is going to end up....
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Ghost vs. Donn 24 wwyd?
    I like rolling through the 12 to leave the cue ball stuck on the back of the 3. It looks like that might also move the 5 away. He has all the playable balls near his pocket and that makes me nervous. Or, I bank in the 10, play the 11 off the 1 next getting the down to the foot rail, and then it's c...
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  • Virtual pool claims that it's possible, and it is pretty close to reality. Looks like no problem and you get the side rail if your speed is a little slow.

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  • As for kicking at the 15, this is what happens to me when I try to kick and hit the rail before the ball:



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    https://youtu.be/4EWiLzft6I4...
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  • In Texas I got lucky. On that shot I think I have a pretty good chance to leave the cue ball as shown or at least within half a ball of the cushion. He can try the bank from there but it's going to be hard to get safe. I see it as getting two shootable balls on my side and leaving the cue bal...
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  • Which would look something like this. Whether this works depends on exactly how the 5-1 is sitting and you have to estimate the throw.

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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Slow Players
    I see the single clock as an advantage: it gets the player back to his seat and he won't be dawdling over the table, complaining about his bad luck and how the gods are against him, and sighting over the position he left to see if he got safe while the other player is trying to shoot. I think it's ...
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  • Normally, I'd concede in this position, but if I was getting staked I'd play fullish on the left side of the 5 with left, drive the 1 ball half-ball into the 15 clearing them both from the end rail and then park the cue ball on the end rail after the left kills it on the side rail. It looks like the...
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Slow Players
    One solution to the shot clock problem is a chess clock. There are various ways to handle the penalty if one player runs out of time. Modern clocks allow adding some number of seconds for each inning, so if you play safes briskly you don't get automatically killed by the clock. And if you need to take...
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Rules verification
    It's a little away from 1P, but.... The standard rule for pool when all legal targets are behind the line and the cue ball is in hand behind the line is that the legal target ball nearest the line spots at the shooter's request. In the case of equidistant legal targets, the shooter chooses, but this is...
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  • Bob Jewett
    replied to Rules verification
    For the first point, the only ball that might be spotted because it was behind the line at rotation is the lowest numbered ball and that is without reference to whether it is the closest to the line or not. I think it is nice to be be consistent, but in this case you have a problem for "casino" sets...
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