View Full Version : 14.1 vs. Straight Pool...
07-14-2003, 06:13 PM
I thought they were the same game, but apparently, Billiards Digest thinks otherwise.
"The versatile Kelly won titles in four different games during his career: one-pocket, 14.1, straight pool, and three-cushion."
07-14-2003, 07:35 PM
As far as I know 14.1 and straight pool are one and the same. Either there is a typo or there is something I don't know. If so someone please enlighten me!
07-15-2003, 12:09 AM
i would imagine their calling 'rotation' 'straight pool' ive heard it called that a time or two before, just a thought.
07-15-2003, 12:49 AM
As far as I know 14.1 and straight pool are one and the same. Either there is a typo or there is something I don't know. If so someone please enlighten me! <--L.S.
Got to be a typo. Either that or i been playing the wrong game for all these years, and with me anythings possible. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
07-15-2003, 04:16 AM
Yes, they have to be talking about rotation.
07-15-2003, 02:26 PM
Here we call straight pool a form of 14.1 where when all the balls a pocket (not leaving .1) they are spotted in one straight line (15 balls) from the spot and the inning continues instead of racking them back after 14.
Alain Martel was a marvelous straight pool player.
07-17-2003, 07:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Yuppie:</font><hr> "The versatile Kelly won titles in four different games during his career: one-pocket, 14.1, straight pool, and three-cushion." <hr /></blockquote>
According to this month's BD Eddie Kelly won both 9-ball and 1P one year at Johnston City (1969?). He came out of retirement in the mid-80's and won a 3C tournament. Then in the early 90's he won a 1P tournament, beating, among others, Cornbread Red and Keith McCready.
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