Two-pocket, one pocket table from Diamond?

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There is an interesting thread over at the other site where the guy from Diamond talks about some new tables, including 10 footers and a two-pocket only table for 1p. It's worth a read...well, what he has to say anyway. :D Looks like the 1p prototype will be on display at Tunica.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=275254

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Is there even one person in the world that wants to play one pocket with only two pockets?
 

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Is there even one person in the world that wants to play one pocket with only two pockets?
It's not a new idea -- Brunswick apparently did it back in the 20's. You can read about it here:

http://www.onepocket.org/Corners.htm

But it is a very interesting idea. I'd give it a try for sure. It is great to see Diamond experimenting with different ideas.
 
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Is there even one person in the world that wants to play one pocket with only two pockets?
At the Cue and Cushion in North Miami in the 60s, they had a 10 foot table with only 2 pockets. Very tricky to play on, there was a kid I could play 10 to 8 on a regular crown and I couldnt beat him on that table. Without other pockets it is a completely different game (anything frozen on the long rail is an easy bank back into your pocket for example).

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Did they send the one 5 x 10 that went to GA.... anyone know?

Also .... really doubtful a room owner is going to purchase a table with 2 rather than 6 pockets at a premium .... or even cut rate price. They still have to bust the nut based on cents per hour per square foot day after day. I can recall walking into the Palace in the mid 70's and there might be action on the 6x12 (as I recall they had 2 ... long time ago and I did get loaded back then) .... 5-6 around $5 -$50 pay ball or 4-5 way golf .... normal every day stuff. In the last twenty years I have seen perhaps 10-12 6x12s and z e r o action on any of them. A 6x12 takes a lot of space .... as does a 5x10.

Someone on AZ mentioned heaters .... do not even think about it ..... nothing personal but pockets and caroms are two different cats .... 9 ball/10 ballers would be driven to suicide by heated equipment ... it is all about the stroke.
 

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At the Cue and Cushion in North Miami in the 60s, they had a 10 foot table with only 2 pockets. Very tricky to play on, there was a kid I could play 10 to 8 on a regular crown and I couldnt beat him on that table. Without other pockets it is a completely different game (anything frozen on the long rail is an easy bank back into your pocket for example).

Beard
I played on one of these before and it is a completely different game. Banks without having to worry about scratches. It was a nightmare to get behind in ball count and not have the option of getting balls back into play by putting them back on the spot.
The thing I remember the most was how adept the players that were used to the table could kick at balls to their hole that were near the corners with no pockets. Without a possible scratch many things could be done in that area.
 

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Did they send the one 5 x 10 that went to GA.... anyone know?

Also .... really doubtful a room owner is going to purchase a table with 2 rather than 6 pockets at a premium .... or even cut rate price. They still have to bust the nut based on cents per hour per square foot day after day. I can recall walking into the Palace in the mid 70's and there might be action on the 6x12 (as I recall they had 2 ... long time ago and I did get loaded back then) .... 5-6 around $5 -$50 pay ball or 4-5 way golf .... normal every day stuff. In the last twenty years I have seen perhaps 10-12 6x12s and z e r o action on any of them. A 6x12 takes a lot of space .... as does a 5x10.

Someone on AZ mentioned heaters .... do not even think about it ..... nothing personal but pockets and caroms are two different cats .... 9 ball/10 ballers would be driven to suicide by heated equipment ... it is all about the stroke.
Dave, I think the idea is a single 9 footer with 3 sets of replaceable rails - one for pool, a set for the 1p table, and a set for 3c. According to the Diamond guy, these could be changed out in about 5 minutes. The pitch to room owners is as a 3-in-one table, good for tourneys, etc. The 1p table supposedly would have appeal in Asian rooms and be a bridge between 3c and pool for those guys (not sure how that reasoning works).

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They had 2 one pocket only tables with just 2 pockets in the old Joplin, MO pool room.

They racked the balls at the end with no pockets. Tough game.

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Dave, I think the idea is a single 9 footer with 3 sets of replaceable rails - one for pool, a set for the 1p table, and a set for 3c. According to the Diamond guy, these could be changed out in about 5 minutes. The pitch to room owners is as a 3-in-one table, good for tourneys, etc. The 1p table supposedly would have appeal in Asian rooms and be a bridge between 3c and pool for those guys (not sure how that reasoning works).

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3 cushion is played on a ten foot table.
 

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I played...

I played...

...on a 9' billiard table many years ago.It was no fun,couldnt give me the table and I prefer 3C to all games,cheers,B
 

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Over in Europe years ago, I saw several 7' bar-box sized carom tables. I doubt that they played 3C on them-- probably just caroms. They were probably used for the same reasons that BB pool started in the U.S.: to make the game easier for casual players. They may have even had 2 reds, for the 4 ball game.

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Over in Europe years ago, I saw several 7' bar-box sized carom tables. I doubt that they played 3C on them-- probably just caroms. They were probably used for the same reasons that BB pool started in the U.S.: to make the game easier for casual players. They may have even had 2 reds, for the 4 ball game.

Doc
Yeah, in the movie "Amadeus" there is a scene where Mozart played by Tom Hulse is writing music while throwing a billiard ball 3 rails and catching it repeatedly. This looked to be a bar size table. Also, at Ft. Mackinac on Mackinac Island in Lake Huron off the shores of Michigan, there is a billiard table left over from the days when the fort was really a fort. It also is a small one.
 

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Over in Europe years ago, I saw several 7' bar-box sized carom tables. I doubt that they played 3C on them-- probably just caroms. They were probably used for the same reasons that BB pool started in the U.S.: to make the game easier for casual players. They may have even had 2 reds, for the 4 ball game.

Doc
When I was stationed in Germany in 59-61, I was in a billiard club in Stuttgart Germany that had carom tables ranging from 3 1/2 x 7 up to 5 x 10.

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They had 2 one pocket only tables with just 2 pockets in the old Joplin, MO pool room.

They racked the balls at the end with no pockets. Tough game.

Bill Stroud
Bill its been about 5 years since I been there but when I was living in Tulsa we used to go there all the time and always played on those tables. If that pool hall is still there then I'm sure those 2 old corners tables are there as well.

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No more corner tables

No more corner tables

I live close to Joplin, MO and the pool hall was called J-Town unfortunately it was lost in the last tornado. To my knowledge it was the last in the area to have a corners table.
 

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I live close to Joplin, MO and the pool hall was called J-Town unfortunately it was lost in the last tornado. To my knowledge it was the last in the area to have a corners table.
That is a darn shame! I remember reading about the tornado going through that area & a lot of lives lost :(:(
 
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