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Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-15-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tom Wirth
I'm in the camp of those who suggest cutting the...

I'm in the camp of those who suggest cutting the four and drawing the cue ball back to the right side rail. This should be a very safe option and create quite a bit of difficulty for the suc,,, r..I...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,695
Posted By Tom Wirth
Like in a game of chess, learning to anticipate...

Like in a game of chess, learning to anticipate and avoid the potential traps our opponents might put us in is a key element to playing solid one pocket. This was one fine example.
Ghost, just my...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-14-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,695
Posted By Tom Wirth
No Whitey, From the position you left the 8,12,5,...

No Whitey, From the position you left the 8,12,5, and cue ball, the shot I suggested would NOT be to play the 10, but instead, pocket the 8 and drift the cue ball behind the 12 and 5. The 8 spots and...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Tom Wirth
Doc., I don't think so. At least not at the Pro...

Doc., I don't think so. At least not at the Pro level. Remember, Corey was using that break in the very early stages of his One Pocket development. He used it against me the only time we were every...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-11-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,695
Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes Ghost, this is just about where I would want...

Yes Ghost, this is just about where I would want the 5. I think you brought the cue ball out a bit too far from the side rail which allows your opponent a better angle to play the ten but You did...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-11-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,695
Posted By Tom Wirth
We are in total agreement that moving the 5 ball...

We are in total agreement that moving the 5 ball out is the proper shot here I just have a different idea of where I wish to leave it and the cue ball.

[QUOTE=wincardona;265502]This position is...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-10-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Tom Wirth
Do you have to call your pocket before you break?...

Do you have to call your pocket before you break? Do you have ball in hand to begin your run? What rule will you be obligated to should you scratch while breaking? You might want to figure these...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-09-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,695
Posted By Tom Wirth
So here is my thinking on this situation. ...

So here is my thinking on this situation.
There is no way I'm kicking or trying to masse into the 10 ball. There is no need to take that risk. Especially with the kick. Sure it look simple but out...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-09-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,695
Posted By Tom Wirth
I have one question for you guys who plan on...

I have one question for you guys who plan on moving the 5 ball up table and allowing your opponent to pocket the 10 ball themselves.
What makes you think that is their only option? Okay, two...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-07-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By Tom Wirth
I'm considering it, Dave. How bout you? Tom

I'm considering it, Dave. How bout you?

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-07-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hi Nick, Happy Birthday Nanook of the north....

Hi Nick, Happy Birthday Nanook of the north. :D:D:):):):)
Tough roll with Memphis. I understand there will be a One Pocket tournament in Jacksonville, Fl. the weekend when the Memphis tourney would...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-05-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By Tom Wirth
EXCELLENT!!!!!!! The pressure in that final...

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!
The pressure in that final match must have been great. But then you have always been a man who views pressure as a privilege.
Congratulations Billie.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-05-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Tom Wirth
If Fats had to play "mum pool" he couldn't have...

If Fats had to play "mum pool" he couldn't have beaten Olive Oil. :lol:lol:lol:lol

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-01-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 446
Posted By Tom Wirth
Happy Birthday Robert! Looking forward to...

Happy Birthday Robert!

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

BTW

You should see my other horse. The one that tapped out my age.
Not much better.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-30-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By Tom Wirth
I remember way back in the '70s a local rotation...

I remember way back in the '70s a local rotation player who had a decent game. He did have a flaw though. He had a habit of twisting his wrist on certain shots. Usually shots which involved stroking...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-29-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
Very good Bill. I only brought it back up because...

Very good Bill. I only brought it back up because of the "wake up" comment.
And your shot....after Whitey was able to demonstrate that the shot could be executed as you envisioned I agree that it is...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-29-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
Billy, I woke up to this quote of yours from a...

Billy,
I woke up to this quote of yours from a previous post.

By the way the bank on the 11ball into the 3ball is a very strong shot and would very possibly be my shot of choice from this...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-24-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
Billy is calling for reinforcements! WE've all...

Billy is calling for reinforcements!
WE've all heard of Arnie's Army

Now we have Billy's Brigade!

::frus:frus:frus:frus
I guess I need to call on Tommy's Troup

:D:D:D:D
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-24-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
Bill, In the image below you will see two black...

Bill, In the image below you will see two black dots on the far side rail. Each dot is approx. 3 inches to either side of the first diamond. I assume you mean to leave the cue ball nearer the dot on...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-24-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
By the way the bank on the 11ball into the 3ball...

By the way the bank on the 11ball into the 3ball is a very strong shot and would very possibly be my shot of choice from this position.
Now you're talin"!
Why mess around with anything else. Seize...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-23-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hey Bill, I will concede that we are probably...

Hey Bill, I will concede that we are probably setting up the situation differently from each other. I'm sure you feel you have them set up properly but I feel I have them set up correctly too, and I...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-23-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
[QUOTE=Dennis "Whitey" Young;264387]Tom, on our...

[QUOTE=Dennis "Whitey" Young;264387]Tom, on our early posts we discussed the 11 bank ticky into the 3. Ghost, rightfully pointed out that there is a return lock up safety either coming off the 12...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-22-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
Okay sports fans, I've got a report to file. ...

Okay sports fans, I've got a report to file.

I took the three most popular options to the table and tried them all a number of times. These options were; #1 Spinning the cue ball off the eight as...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-22-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
No apology necessary Whitey, You like anyone else...

No apology necessary Whitey, You like anyone else are entitled to your opinions. I am entitled to mine. Trying to position the eight ball to block the banks on either the five or six can leave an...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-22-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tom Wirth
No sir, I propose coming at the three from the...

No sir, I propose coming at the three from the foot rail and ticky the three. Coming at the ticky from the top rail can work too but I have never liked sending both an object ball and the cue ball...
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