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Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-09-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 82,410
Posted By Cary
A couple of years ago my youngest son talked me...

A couple of years ago my youngest son talked me into playing in an 8 ball league. The second night I played the bar was full of bikers from every club I've ever heard of. The Bandido's stood out...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-07-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 82,410
Posted By Cary
Just curious but if you don't have to keep a foot...

Just curious but if you don't have to keep a foot on the floor why would you shoot from behind your back?
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-19-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Cary
He's from the Austin area. I would assume his...

He's from the Austin area. I would assume his hometown is or was Bastrop, Tx about 33 miles east of Austin. A well known a player in this area.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-06-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Cary
Happy Birthday!! (a little late as usual :D)

Happy Birthday!! (a little late as usual :D)
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-26-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Cary
Found it: 8.3 Ball Pocketed A ball is...

Found it:

8.3 Ball Pocketed

A ball is pocketed if it comes to rest in a pocket below the playing surface or enters the ball
return system. A ball near the brink of a pocket partly supported by...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-26-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Cary
Prior rule

As recently as 2007 the WPA rules (I have an old hard copy) specified that if a ball fell after 5 seconds it was to be replaced. I didn't see that in the current rules.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-26-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Cary
WPA Rules

1.7 Balls Settling

A ball may settle slightly after it appears to have stopped, possibly due to slight imperfections
in the ball or the table. Unless this causes a ball to fall into a pocket, it...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 02-24-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,452
Posted By Cary
Just two comments for the heck of it: 1) In...

Just two comments for the heck of it:

1) In 1966 I was playing a LOT of 14.1 in Key West. We never froze a spotted ball to the cue ball. Oddly enough I remembered this when I started playing...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 02-18-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Cary
Wimpy

Some might be interested. It's taken them long enough.

http://www.dailyadvance.com/News/2019/02/18/Honors-for-billiards-legend-Lassiter-proposed.html
Forum: One Pocket Forum 02-17-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Cary
I understand Bustamante is, or was, in town also.

I understand Bustamante is, or was, in town also.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 01-03-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,058
Posted By Cary
I doubt they want to lose that match for any...

I doubt they want to lose that match for any reason.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,058
Posted By Cary
Not the way I understand it.

Not the way I understand it.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-30-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,058
Posted By Cary
Mark this down: I once agreed with you.

Mark this down: I once agreed with you.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-26-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,504
Posted By Cary
I think you"ll find it will break differently. ...

I think you"ll find it will break differently. Because the table is shorter and narrower the cue ball has less distance to travel coming off the rack and will tend to scratch more often. Breaking...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 12-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Posted By Cary
About the only thing I've learned (that I am...

About the only thing I've learned (that I am capable of using) from watching Efren all these years is that sometimes it pays to give yourself a chance to be lucky.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-05-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By Cary
Is it a standard practice to wax pool/billiard...

Is it a standard practice to wax pool/billiard balls? I really don't know but I did come across this a while back. From the WPA equipment specifications:

"16. BALLS AND BALL RACK
All balls must...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Cary
Happy birthday, Dave.

Happy birthday, Dave.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-23-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Cary
FWIW, Ray Ban makes "Shooters" frames that sit...

FWIW, Ray Ban makes "Shooters" frames that sit high on the nose for shotgunners. Pretty sure that's what I have on in the poster photo. They work for dove hunting etc and if the progressive portion...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-22-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Cary
Does it work? I have a couple spare sets of...

Does it work? I have a couple spare sets of gradient lense
bifocals I might try to modify for the seniors tournament.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-22-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Cary
If you find a cure, pm the recipe to me. When I...

If you find a cure, pm the recipe to me. When I was younger I wouldn't let my grandmother win a game. Now Not so much. Still hate losing, but after the fact it seems.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-22-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Cary
If someone is taking orders, I'm in for a 2x. ...

If someone is taking orders, I'm in for a 2x.

ETA: After the fact is fine with me.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-15-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,889
Posted By Cary
One for the gophers

It looks tight but I think you could get to it. Kick bank the 8 into the 9/6. The 9 looks like it isn't frozen to the 6 but if hit it would have a hard time missing the pocket. ;)

Well, you did...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-06-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Cary
Did one of the players ask? ETA: Never mind....

Did one of the players ask?

ETA: Never mind. Watched the video and it appeared to me that Busty DID ask for a clarification. This is a rule that is subject to interpretation (imo) and I don't...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-29-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,451
Posted By Cary
When accidentally you do it on the 8 while...

When accidentally you do it on the 8 while playing 8 ball what's it called? Did that at my APA league match last week.

What did y'all do with slowmo?

ETA: level 2 in case you're wondering.
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,741
Posted By Cary
I believe that's what I would try.

I believe that's what I would try.
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