When playing a pool match, how many times has your opponent started collecting the balls before the end of a game? I look at this as an attempt to get into somebody’s head, an attempt to get under somebody’s skin or throw them off their game cause when you are shooting you get into a rhythm and then are unable to finish that game. You then get up to start the new game while in your mind you never really finished the previous game. I know I feel better when I am able to see something through to the end. So I ask you is it a sportsmanship violation? (more…)
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After my match Tuesday night that was the question I was asking myself. When you step up to the lag and you know who you’re going to play, you can either have a pessimistic outlook or an optimistic outlook on how the match is going to play out. But it truly does not matter which one you choose at the beginning of the match as long as you play your game during the match.
So my Wednesday APA team decided after the ordeals of last session to migrate over to the TAP League. It is sad when there is one new team that ends up being the straw that breaks the camels back for the APA League, but we do have to remember that this was just one piece to the puzzle in the decision to move away from the APA. Tonight we ended up playing a new team to the league with a couple of people I recognized. Overall it was a good night of play and good sportsmanship all around. (more…)
Started the first week of my second session of TAP League. It is truly a nice change not having to worry about slop play. My Tuesday night team ended up winning two of the first three matches and the team we played had to forfeit the 5th match. The team we end up playing against are good players amd I ended up playing fourth.
First round of 9 ball out in Holyoke at Ivory Billiards went well. My team won the first three matches and lost the 4th one. Then I played against a 5 as a 6 and only needed 13 points to give us the win. I won the lag so I got to break first. I break and make 3 balls in and then proceed to finish up the first rack for a break and run. I then broke and got 3 balls in but scratched. During my next turn I got 1 ball in and missed. He then shit down to the 9 and missed leaving me a shot to get the last 2 points for us to make it to 50 points and 3 wins.
Thursday night my APA 9 ball team played at the Elks in Woburn. Was a nice team to play against in the sense that they where good sports in all levels of play, which no drama was a nice change of pace. They had two tables in a small room in the back so room was a little tight, the tables looked as though they needed a little repair but other than that it was a decent little place to play. (more…)
A DEA officer stopped at our farm yesterday “I need to inspect your farm for illegal growing drugs.”
I said “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there…..”, (more…)
So there has been plenty of times when playing in the APA were poor sportsmanship has come into play. Playing many different people sometimes there are some that just stick out as people you don’t even want to play. Rare occasions it’s the whole team that you don’t want to see. A rule book is handed out to all new teams so that they can understand not only the rules of the league but it also has how to act and encourages good sportsmanship. Like acting in a positive manner whether you win or lose, not overly celebrating, and shaking hands when the match is done are just a few high points. (more…)