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  • Mojtabasoleymani
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    Completely understood. Thanks All.

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  • DeanH
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    Spencer on Snooker

    there is a video of Gilchrist doing a 1000 break that was impressive

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  • DeanH
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    Spencer on Snooker

    sorry, interesting as these are but why post on a thread about Spencer and billiards?


    Ahhh billiards. ...

    Sorry could not play the vids for a bit then....

    Mojta... enjoy
    Last edited by DeanH; 2 October 2018, 10:23 PM.

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  • Csmith
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    The 2016 World Final if anyone is interested. Commentary by Clive Everton.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjr_7FoVdc

    The 2017 final is on the channel too, but the 2016 matches were a better standard.

    Pankaj Advani vs Peter Gilchrist IBSF World Championships 2015. Advani's standard was excellent in this match.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cFrqdmy2q0 - Session 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJXgf66HJI0 - Session 2

    I enjoy watching the game, but matches can have a tendency to get one sided. But if the breaks are flowing it's all good.
    Last edited by Csmith; 2 October 2018, 09:39 PM.

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  • DeanH
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    correct, snooker is one of a number of games played on an English Billiard table

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  • billabong
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    Originally posted by DeanH View Post
    that's the one
    . . although it's Snooker that is played on a Billiard table. . .
    Last edited by billabong; 2 October 2018, 01:14 PM.

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  • DeanH
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    that's the one

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  • Mojtabasoleymani
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    Originally posted by DeanH View Post
    English Pocket Billiards

    "English Billiards is played on a six by twelve foot Snooker table with three balls. There are two cue balls, a white and a yellow, and one red ball. Each player has their own cue ball which is an object ball when your opponent is shooting. Curved pocket cushions and the large table size makes pocketing balls difficult. The goal of the game is to reach the point goal before your opponent."

    This type you mean?

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  • DeanH
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    English Pocket Billiards

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  • Mojtabasoleymani
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    Spencer on Snooker

    Hi all,
    I'm reading "Spencer on Snooker" wrote by John Spencer I.S.B.N. 0 304 93898 published in 1973.
    In chapter 1 page 2 is wrote:

    "By now I was knocking up 50-60 breaks regularly and it was at
    this time that I received my first piece of advice. An elderly
    gentleman named Jack Westwell, who had apparently been a very
    good billiards player, used to sit and watch me play regularly.
    One day he called me over and asked me why was it that I could
    consistently make 50-60 breaks without getting any higher. He
    persuaded me to leave snooker alone and start playing billiards.
    When I did, he used to tell me what shot to play. Playing exactly
    as he said always meant I had to use side on the cue-ball instead of
    forcing it to get position on wide angle shots.
    I played billiards for about six weeks and during the last two
    weeks I made thirteen century breaks with the highest of 129.
    I was really enjoying the game when he said I'd had enough and…"


    Which type of billiard did he mean?
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