A Ball in Hand – Fort Bragg Advocate-News

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Steve Neal showed off his new old crayon last week, he salvaged some of Greg Puderbaugh’s pool stuff and Linda Long made a crayon out of it. Greg’s cue sticks travel with Randy Gibson to Tuesday night’s games for Tip Top Team #2, and Greg’s cue cases became part of the Welcome Inn’s Team #1 stuff. These items help us keep Greg in our fort To keep Bragg Pool League as part of us.

Unfortunately, ball-in-hand rules aren’t as universal as they might be. Depending on the Governing Body during a game, any accidental touching of a moving or non-moving ball will result in a ball in hand for the opponent. In other games, even accidentally moving a ball does not result in a ball in hand. This style of play is known as “cue ball only fouls”. The opponent can have the attacker return the disturbed ball to the old position, or they can tell them to leave it in the new position. Oakland Sam hails from a big city where they play the latter rule. Sam asked me, “If the ball doesn’t move, how can that be counted as a foul?” I didn’t think much about my response, “It just is.” Sam offered another assessment, “That’s the stupidest thing what you said in at least 2 or 3 minutes.” To be honest I had never thought about it. I’m reluctant to say that Sam could be right about everything, but now that I think about it, I agree. If it didn’t change anything, how can it be a foul? I wonder if the Fort Bragg Pool League will be discussing the different formats next season? They look at this nationwide to decide if it’s best to make the pool rules the same for everyone in every game. What do you think?

For Tuesday, April 10, 2022:

Team Positions: Angelia’s Grill and Bar Team #1: 3 wins; Angelina’s Grill and Bar Team #2: 4 wins; Golden West Saloon Team #1: 4 wins; Golden West Saloon Team #2: 1 win; Milano Hotel and Bar Team No. 1: 6 wins; Milano Hotel and Bar Team No. 2: 1 win; Tip Top Lounge Team #1: 7 wins; Tip Top Lounge Team #2: 4 wins; Welcome Inn Team #1: 4 wins; Welcome Inn Team #2: 1 win.

Top players of their teams: Angelina’s Grille & Bar Team No.1: TJ Nguyen, Misha Tsaran, tie; Angelina’s Grille & Bar Team #2: Roy Yanez; Golden West Saloon Team #1: Luke Pedersen; Golden West Team #2: Mikael Haye; Milano Hotel and Bar Team #1: David Diaz, Gabe Medina and Joel Vidal tie; Milan Hotel and Bar Team #2: John Nordahl; Tip Top Lounge Team #1: Jubilee Placido; Tip Top Lounge Team #2: Randy Gibson; Welcome Inn Team #1: Mike Bohanon; Welcome Inn Team #2: Linda Long.

Top players in the league: Jubilee Placido is the top scorer with a 13-1 record. Luis Medina has an 11-1 record and Randy Gibson, Victor Munoz and Roy Yanez are at 11-3. Mike Bohanon is 10-1, Dan Casteel 10-3 and Mike Casey and Tony Matlick are at 10-4. Mikael Haye and Luke Pedersen have 9 wins and 5 losses.

Visit the following Fort Bragg Pool League sponsors: Angelina’s Grille & Bar, Golden West Saloon, Milano Hotel and Bar, Tip Top Lounge or Welcome Inn: All maintain a schedule of Fort Bragg Pool League players and teams. Find someone you know in the list and find out where they play. You can join a team, make new friends, or just watch 8-ball games as they unfold. The league plays on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and ends before 10:00 p.m. Tournaments, if held, will be after the league game or probably on another night. Tournament schedules are posted on bulletin boards near pool tables and anyone can participate.

Tournament results: Tomas Villegas won Saturday’s 8-ball competition.

If you visit Fort Bragg, test your game against local players! Enjoy good company, food, music and full-service bars. Billiards and shuffleboard, dice, darts or a corn hole provide entertainment. Angelina’s Grill and Bar offers karaoke on Friday nights. If you like being outdoors, try the Milano Hotel and Bar, which has a terrace and tables to enjoy the fresh air. Come and spend time in Fort Bragg.

Cue tip: Just playing with the cue ball can improve your speed control. Performing a thin cut on an object ball is similar to the speed you just practiced with the cue ball. Because a thin cut hardly slows the cue ball and is very similar to playing a cue ball on its own. Contact me at [email protected]

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