Wednesday, May 20, 2009

League shot

Before our league match on Monday, we learned that the playoffs were going to be conducted by a random draw and I was not in contention for Top Gun due my numerous losses. Anyway, that kind of dampened the competitiveness of the match, but let us relax and have a little more fun. I won my race to 5 match 5-1. One of the more curious situations I got in to was while I was up 3-0 after my opponent missed an easy 8 ball and left me like this:

Instead of playing the easy safety on page 2, I tried to kick off the far side rail, but couldn't execute the narrow angle catching the point of the far corner pocket and giving my opponent ball-in-hand. In retrospect, I probably should have just tried to masse the 8 ball in just to show off. What's funny is that this situation was almost identical to one posted on a message board recently where I recommended the safety. It ran through my head quite a bit before I tried being more offensive than defensive. I felt I had the match pretty well in hand though.

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