View Full Version : How Archer Broke His Cue

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.

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

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

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

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!

06-17-2003, 12:24 PM
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

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.


06-18-2003, 11:16 AM
routine miss <hr /></blockquote>

OK, Mike, you'll have to explain what a " routine miss" is to us mid-west folks.

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.