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Sally
06-16-2003, 08:31 PM
There's a great picture of Johnny breaking his cue at InsidePOOL (http://insidepool.com) right underneath the info on the WBPA event in Peoria.

cueball1950
06-16-2003, 09:04 PM
Thats almost as bad as Mike Segal breaking his at the U.S. OPEN 14.1 in NY a couple of years ago. It was rather funny actually........................Mike

Sally
06-16-2003, 09:06 PM
I remember that - he was playing John Schmidt. That WAS funny when he did that!

Hopster
06-17-2003, 12:33 AM
According to the article he didnt do on purpose. What a feeling either way though, you start thinking im a jerk for messing around and snapping it or im a jerk for losing my temper and snapping it.

Rich R.
06-17-2003, 05:16 AM
At least it is a cheap cue. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Can you imagine doing that to a high priced custom cue? /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

SPetty
06-17-2003, 10:49 AM
How on earth do you folks get all those great pictures of the great moments? That's a great shot. Thanks for sharing!

Tom_In_Cincy
06-17-2003, 12:24 PM
SPetty,
WorldPool.com was there filming the event for the BCn. The video caught Johnny's 'Break'. Inside Pool got a very good frame from that video.

9 Ball Girl
06-17-2003, 12:29 PM
Speaking of frames, AZBilliards has a frame of the last shot that determined the North's win.

Jimmy Mendoza
06-17-2003, 03:41 PM
I'm reading the story there and came across the following sentence: Next came the 5-on-5 Scotch doubles. Now, I'm no English major, but wouldn't '5-on-5' eliminate the possibility of this being a "Scotch 'doubles'" match? /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

AzHousePro
06-17-2003, 03:49 PM
We have video of the shaft break as well as the final couple balls. Special thanks to the guys over at Worldpool.com who videotaped the event and provided both IP and us with the pics and video.

Shaft Break (http://www.azbilliards.com/2003patriot/archer95runbig.wmv)
Final game (http://www.azbilliards.com/2003patriot/northwinspatriotcup.wmv)

Photo Gallery (http://www.azbilliards.com/gallery/showgallery.cfm?gallerynum=44)

snipershot
06-17-2003, 07:32 PM
I watched the video and it was a clear accident, both Archer and Robles sure looked surprised when it happened.

pooltchr
06-18-2003, 05:51 AM
I don't know it that was his break cue or not, but if it was, it's possible that his break, both power and the way his shaft bends at the end of the follow-through may have weakened the cue enough that just a little pressure was enough to do it. It doesn't seem to be anything more than just a freak accident.

highsea
06-18-2003, 06:15 AM
I saw at the pic on IP and it looked like Tony was in shock. I thought, "What a great shark!"

What was the final score? 125-56? I bet Tony was thinking about that the whole time he was up!

I've seen Archer put his stick behind his head like that before, and I just cringe every time.

AzHousePro
06-18-2003, 08:38 AM
No, it was his regular playing cue. Check the video, this happened after a routine miss on a ball.

Mike

Tom_In_Cincy
06-18-2003, 11:16 AM
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OK, Mike, you'll have to explain what a " routine miss" is to us mid-west folks.

AzHousePro
06-18-2003, 07:07 PM
It just didn't look like an extremely difficult shot. Now, I know that any shot can be difficult at the end of a rack of 14.1, when you have ran 98 balls and have 4 other guys sitting there counting on you to make the ball, it just didn't look like a real tough shot.

It looked like he was just flexing the cue a little out of frustration. Certainly not trying to break it.

Mike