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jjinfla
03-18-2002, 07:56 AM
Sounds like BD is resurrecting a discussion that took place here about 6 months ago. And it is still as controversial as before. To me, the back of the pocket is part of the rail, so I would call it a legal shot. Now if the pocket was full of balls, and the OB just hit the balls and bounced out, that might be a different story. Anyone know who writes "You make the call"? Jake

Tom_In_Cincy
03-18-2002, 06:52 PM
Mike Shamos authors these articles.. among other Pocket Billiard books and encyclopedi about pool history.. He is also the curator of the Billiards History archives. And, he is a Patent lawyer.. in the Pittsburg area. Mr. Shamos was on the now defunt BCA Rules Committee

Barbara
03-18-2002, 07:41 PM
... The defunct Rules Committee also had Bruce Baker, Patty Ireland....

I don't know about Roger Glenn and Richard Rhodes but I do have my suspicions that they had a lot to do with them, too... I only met them later when I decided to be a Ref....

Barbara~~~was privileged to see the "old team" before the new one.... sorry RG, but I've seen it...j