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Forum: One Pocket Forum Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes Larry, the kiss occurs because the two balls...

Yes Larry, the kiss occurs because the two balls travel on the same track lines opposite one another when the cue ball is sent near the diagonal corner. In most cases the kiss can be avoided by...
Forum: One Pocket Forum Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hi Dennis. Nice shot. I show that same shot in...

Hi Dennis. Nice shot.
I show that same shot in my first DVD video. A different scenario but the same shot. I too learned it way back in the '60s.

Ain't One Pocket fun?! :):):):)

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
Thank You, Jerry. :):):)

Thank You, Jerry. :):):)
Forum: One Pocket Forum Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 135
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hey Billy, Have a great day doing the things you...

Hey Billy, Have a great day doing the things you love the most with the ones you love the most. :):):):)

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-20-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
I was hoping to let this take it's own course...

I was hoping to let this take it's own course without further input but I guess I just can't resist the temptation to go on. sorry to those of you who are tired of hearing from me about this never...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-19-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hi John, As you probably saw in one of my other...

Hi John, As you probably saw in one of my other posts on this subject I am in favor of either player racking the balls which can then be inspected by the opponent and from that point on it's one...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-19-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Tom Wirth
Dennis, I think I can offer you a partial answer...

Dennis, I think I can offer you a partial answer to your question.

If there is the slightest gap between any of the balls along the side of the rack you are breaking into, the force of the hit...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-18-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
[QUOTE=darmoose;262513]Rod, Tom, ...

[QUOTE=darmoose;262513]Rod,


Tom,


IN tournament situations, if it is a race to four, where the breaks are divided evenly, there is no issue. So, we are talking only about tournaments where...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-17-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
Well Steve, can we have a poll on the most...

Well Steve, can we have a poll on the most popular options?

Ball on the break...Ball stays down and shooter continues his inning.
This regardless of who racked the balls. (My favorite)

Ball...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
[/B] Keith, This is the way I see it too....

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Keith, This is the way I see it too. Rack for yourself or rack for each other. the opposing player has the option to inspect the rack. What could be more fair than that? Unfortunately, times...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-17-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tom Wirth
A Ball on the break proposal

In watching yesterday's match between Scott Frost and Danny Smith I heard an interesting idea when it came to a player who makes
a ball on the break and the re-rack rule is in force. Did any of you...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-15-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tom Wirth
HI Lenny, I tried to sent this to you via PM but...

HI Lenny, I tried to sent this to you via PM but your mail box is full.

Would you be interested in my contributing a couple of my books to help out with this streaming event? You could raffle them...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Tom Wirth
Whitey, Yes, there are rules about switching cues...

Whitey, Yes, there are rules about switching cues in One Pocket such as the example you stated, jumping balls are allowed in One Pocket but switching to a jump cue is not. A standard cue must be...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hi Mary, Happy Birthday Girl. Still got that...

Hi Mary, Happy Birthday Girl.
Still got that Black GC?

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-06-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Tom Wirth
It's called the shifty three wheel bridge and I...

It's called the shifty three wheel bridge and I was told correctly that it can be found at pooldawg.com Misc. billiard accessories.

Probably available at most online billiard supply stores.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-05-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Tom Wirth
Ya see? So far there are opinions that differ....

Ya see? So far there are opinions that differ. Who's right? Got Me. All I know is that before you break that thing out in either a tournament match or a money match it would be a good idea to get a...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-05-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Tom Wirth
Yep Oldschool, I saw the same rule. I used the...

Yep Oldschool, I saw the same rule. I used the word "normal" where to be exact I should have used the word "standard".

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-05-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Tom Wirth
Is this bridge legal?

So one of me students brought this bridge device to me today and I suggested that it probably would not be legal in tournament play. I can see where if someone brought this out in a gambling match...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-04-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By Tom Wirth
Happy Birthday, Jason!

Happy Birthday, Jason!
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-30-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By Tom Wirth
Well Mark, I hope you will practice your kicks,...

Well Mark, I hope you will practice your kicks, and if you practice this particular one I hope you will let us know if you improve your percentages. I'm betting you will. Dramatically! :D

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-27-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Tom Wirth
As far as shooting spot shots. A number of years...

As far as shooting spot shots. A number of years ago I heard of a man who made it into the Guinness World Book of Records for the most number of consecutive spot shots. The number was staggering....
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-27-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,345
Posted By Tom Wirth
Dustin, Payment sent, thank you. Tom

Dustin, Payment sent, thank you.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-27-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,288
Posted By Tom Wirth
Ratamon, There was an event at South Philly...

Ratamon,

There was an event at South Philly Billiards held within a year or two either way of this event. That event brings to memory this occurrence.
I remember Efren and Jimmy Fusco put on an...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-27-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes Artie, I hadn't seen this system in video or...

Yes Artie, I hadn't seen this system in video or on paper, but knew there had to be one for these type shots so I began working it out in my head and on the pool table. This is the way I like to...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 07-26-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By Tom Wirth
Thank you gentlemen for acknowledging my efforts....

Thank you gentlemen for acknowledging my efforts. I hope you have the opportunity to put this shot and some of the others I present into use during your more serious matches. Just try not to use them...
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