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Old 06-16-2016, 07:29 AM
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Default Shot clocks for one pocket?

My thoughts. Our local events are muddied up by slow play, me included. To rectify this l'm looking for shot clocks that would be positioned at the upstream end of the table and would be reset to 60 seconds ONLY BY YOUR OPPONENT. Your opponent would have to respectfully remove himself from the playing area before your turn would start. A phone app would work. Do any of y'all use one, if so, help please.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:41 AM
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This app cost $1.99 and counts down from 60 sec to zero with horn. It can be paused or reset quickly and easily to 60 seconds and must be manually restarted. Seems perfect
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:03 AM
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Shot clock wouldn't bother me
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:42 AM
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My thoughts. Our local events are muddied up by slow play, me included. To rectify this l'm looking for shot clocks that would be positioned at the upstream end of the table and would be reset to 60 seconds ONLY BY YOUR OPPONENT. Your opponent would have to respectfully remove himself from the playing area before your turn would start. A phone app would work. Do any of y'all use one, if so, help please.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:08 AM
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What is accu-stats rule for exceeding the 60 seconds. Is it loss of shot ...loss of shot and a ball, and what happens if your opponent shots after the clock has expired? Thanks
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:20 AM
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Shot clock is needed sometimes, but I think it should give a final warning when it's down to the last 5 or 10 seconds.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:32 AM
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I don't know what Accu-Stats rule is but we had a fairly long discussion of shot clocks some while back. From that discussion, I and some others liked the idea of a cumulative clock like a chess clock. That way one could take time on certain shots but still stay within the allotted time for the match. Rigid time limits produce a very different quality of the game.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:32 AM
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I usually play pretty fast so I would be all for a shot clock in any game

Maybe allow 1 or 2 30 second extensions per game too for those who do need more time to think about their shot.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:57 AM
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I played a guy two games last night who took at least a full minute every shot (except for when he was running balls), and mostly took between 2 and 4 minutes per safety. I know that for a fact because after a little while when I realized what he was doing, I used my cell phone to time him. I won't be playing him again unless there is a shot clock, lol. A minute should be enough most of the time (some exceptions, granted).
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:06 AM
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I feel that, one of the beautiful factors of one-pocket is that you can take your time to find the right shot. At Hard Times Billiards tournaments, we use the 'Grady Rule' to speed up the game (No more than 4 balls allowed in the kitchen Balls Spotted). Then again, you'll have those that argue a Grady Rule could change the game another way.
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