PDA

View Full Version : Archer vs. Jones on Ripley's



ChrisW
09-04-2003, 09:11 AM
Did anybody watch this?

Archer won but neither one looked very impressive. They both missed some easy shots and didn't seem to be trying very hard to go fast.
Last year on "Dog Eat Dog" they had one guy run tree tables in the time it took the contestant to run one. That guy seemed faster than both Archer and Jones.
I know that these guys are not known for speed shooting but it seems they could have done better.
Chris

Wally_in_Cincy
09-04-2003, 10:46 AM
I couldn't find the listing online and I forgot to check when I got home.

Johnny Archer? speed shooting?????? HaHaHaHaHaaaaa

What's next, Johnny Archer v. Charlie Williams speed shooting /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Good exposure for pool I guess but why didn't they get an expert speed pool shooter /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Rich R.
09-04-2003, 11:00 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> What's next, Johnny Archer v. Charlie Williams speed shooting /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif<hr /></blockquote>
I saw Archer and Williams speed shooting one time. Unfortunately, I missed a couple of the shots, because my grass needed mowing, a couple of times, during the match. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sally
09-04-2003, 11:51 AM
You know what's funny though, is at the Capital City Classic, Charlie was really shooting fast (and accurate). He was faster than I'd ever seen him, and I think he would've given Luc Salvas a run for the money in speed pool.

Karatemom
09-04-2003, 11:53 AM
We watched it. I could have sworn I heard Dean Cain say something about running as many balls as they can in the least amount of time. If that's the case, even though Johnny finished first, they would have to run the tape back to count how many each made before missing and in what time. Most likely it was all for show anyway and doesn't make much difference. I don't know much about Jeremy Jones and can't stand Johnny Archer but it was a good 2.5 minutes, LOL.

Heide

RedHell
09-04-2003, 12:08 PM
Tho Luc is a very, very fast player, I don't think he's in the speed pool specialist category. There's another Canadian in Montreal that recently tried to pocket 17,000 balls in 24 hours. I think he made 16,000 some. It is the current Guinness record.

Another fast player is Drago. He was making me dizzy during the last WPC.

RedHell
09-04-2003, 12:13 PM
Here's an article from On the Snap about the record attemp:

"On February 16, 2003 at the Unison Pool Bar in Montreal, Nick Nikolaidis, the fastest pool player in the world, pocketed 16,709 balls in 24 hours to raise money for the Foundation for Research into Children's Diseases.

A hundred or so fans, family and friends were there to cheer him on as he came tantalizingly close to breaking his own world record of 16,723 balls. "We had some technical problems and unfortunately I wasn't feeling 100% but
I really appreciated the support from the crowd," Nick said. "They absolutely helped me put away 734 balls in the last hour which surprised even me."

When asked about breaking the 17,000 ball mark Nick Nikolaidis replied, "I want to do it and I know that I can. My equipment is the best in the world and even though this time we had some problems we can learn from our mistakes and we just have to move on."

Nick Nikolaidis would like to thank all his sponsors for contributing generously in helping raise money for the Foundation for Research into Children's Diseases."

RedHell
09-04-2003, 12:20 PM
Another part of On the Snap:

"For those not so familiar with the concept, a brief explanation is in order. Two pool tables are set up side by side. The player breaks, then proceeds to pot balls in no particular order except that the 8 ball has to be pocketed last in the rack. The cue ball must come to a complete rest before the player can shoot again. Once the table is cleared, the player moves on to the other table to shoot.

The balls are set up on the first table and this goes on for 24 hours non stop. How difficult is it? If we do the math, 17,000 balls (1133 racks) in 24 hours is approximately one rack every 1 minute and 15 seconds non stop for 24 hours straight!"

Aboo
09-05-2003, 11:42 AM
Holy crap.... that's a LOT of balls lol

eg8r
09-05-2003, 01:59 PM
[ QUOTE ]
Last year on "Dog Eat Dog" they had one guy run tree tables in the time it took the contestant to run one. That guy seemed faster than both Archer and Jones.
<hr /></blockquote> I remember watching that show and thinking man, if only I were there. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Problem is that my opponents would have chosen me first for the athletic type stunts knowing I could not overcome any of those stunts and I would immeadiately be knocked out. I would never have made it to the pool table challenge.

eg8r &lt;~~Too out of shape to enter Dog Eat Dog