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bradb
03-05-2007, 05:39 PM
Murphy's law is no more prevalent than in on a pool table.

Rule 1; Hit a rack as hard as you can and you will be lucky to make one ball. Throw the balls out on the table for practice and at least 3 will go in.

Rule 2: No matter how impossible the chance of a scratch appears it will increase in direct relationship to the importance of the shot.

Rule 3: If you miss a ball trying a extremely difficult shot it will always shape up for your opponent, but if you make the ball then you will be hooked.

Rule 4: When there is nobody to play you will have all the time in the world. If a player walks in then your cel will ring and you will have to go home.

Rule 5: A trick shot you have made all your life will fail again and again when you try to show it to your girl friend.

There are many more we all have a few that defy all odds. Brad

Rich R.
03-05-2007, 08:09 PM
Balls having some color on them have a natual tendancy to hit the points of a pocket and not go in, while white balls have a natual tendancy to hit the dead center of a pocket. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Fran Crimi
03-05-2007, 09:37 PM
Make 4 or more balls on the break in 9 Ball and you wind up with no shot on the lowest numbered ball.

Fran

Koenig
03-05-2007, 10:53 PM
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Bad positional play there, Fran. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Fran Crimi
03-06-2007, 06:01 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Koenig:</font><hr> Tsk, tsk, tsk. Bad positional play there, Fran. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Ha! Good one. But it doesn't happen nearly as much if you make 3 or less balls. Go figure.

Fran

Dagwood
03-06-2007, 07:12 AM
Here's a couple...

The easier the draw you recieve in a tournament, the less likely you will do well. However, draw into the tough bracket, and you'll do just fine.

The higher you go for in the calcutta is inversely proportionate to how far you make it. The less you go for, the farther you go.

Dags

DickLeonard
03-06-2007, 07:17 AM
Fran my friend who put all nine in on the break, one time put seven of nine and got stitched by the nine. The odds of putting seven of nine are large then have two spheres that occupy 5 sg inches in a field of 5000 sg inches. What would be the odds of that.####

Fran Crimi
03-06-2007, 08:54 AM
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The easier the draw you recieve in a tournament, the less likely you will do well. However, draw into the tough bracket, and you'll do just fine.
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Speaking of the draw: You'll draw your roommate or traveling companion or best friend first round more often than any other player. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Stones
03-06-2007, 10:39 AM
Murphy's Law: The farther you drive to a tournament increases the chances of pulling one of your traveling mates in the first round.

I went to 5 tourneys in a row more than 5 hours away and pulled a player who went with me in the first round.

Another time, I played in a national tourney and the first 4 rounds pulled players from my home town.

bradb
03-06-2007, 06:42 PM
Murphys unwritten law states that should one go a long distance to a tournament alone, the odds will be greatly increased it will be cancelled.

bradb
03-06-2007, 06:50 PM
This is murphy's law of pocket entry.

Should the game be pool, then the odds that the white ball will enter a pocket are greatly increased despite the players attempt to stay out.

Should the game be billiards, then the white ball will defy entering a pocket depite the players every attempt to do so.

bradb
03-06-2007, 07:08 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Fran Crimi:</font><hr> Make 4 or more balls on the break in 9 Ball and you wind up with no shot on the lowest numbered ball.

Fran <hr /></blockquote>

Fran, you are the victim of Murphy's law of random roll.

This law also comes into effect for position play. If there is only one ball at the far end of the table the greater the chance it will be in the way for a muti rail attempt at position.

Shoud there be many balls in that position for an attempt to hit one and stay, then it pass through all the balls without touching any.
If it is a very important game then Murphy also states that then it will most likely scratch.