Thanks Texas, I haven't seen this match. Watch the first game, very nicely played. Contentious commentator, which makes it kind of funny listening to them go back and forth. I am going to enjoy watching match! Whitey
If anybody still remembers, this was the year of the infamous backer guy that screwed up pool streams and betting for a year soon after this....lol He was sitting at ring side trying to shark JB during the match and i was livid sitting there in the audience. I asked JB about it later and he said he never noticed although i saw him miss a couple easy banks when he was in his line of sight. Also a few times you would see JB get up off a shot and look behind him when the guy said something.
I am going to watch this entire match and do a statistic run down on each game, or match. Balls/inning - scratches - runs, that sort of thing. I will not give up who won each game or the match winner. Whitey
runs/times 1 ball (15), 2 balls (7), 3 balls (1)
Missed Pocket (24)
Total Scored balls (23)
Scored 1 ball/2.2 shots
including Safeties Scored 1 ball/4shots
Missed Pocket; means their bank did not hit the pocket or pocket points/no safety involved.
Shots; is total w/ safeties pulled out.
10 total scratches and at times they nullified a 2 ball run.
Multi-rail banks made; 1-double cross corner, 1-3 rail,
Multi rail banks attempted approx. 5.
5 missed game winning banks.
1 game had an exceptional amount of safeties.
Larry & Hank,
I have watch many of these DCC bank matches and very much realized that if a guy can avg. 1 ball / 2-3 shots he could win DCC banks. In watching matches I believe it is less than 1/2 ball / shot avg. for the better players that advance.
In generally watching this match, I believe most spectators would only really absorb the shots made, and maybe some misses, and never realize that 51 times on attempts to pocket a ball the pocket was completely missed, no pocket no pocket point. Also 10 scratches/5missed game balls, how many would realize this. So the statistics have their place to gain another perspective.
I wonder if anyone else has ever keep statistics on banks, I believe they have for OP.
The statistic list is what I see when watching a bank match, which gives a different perspective vs. whether a ball is made or not.
Both players obviously played very well to get to the final, but I think they both would agree that they obviously could of played better. Congrats to both players it is one hell of an accomplishment!
PS. I sure like the way John B. strokes the ball, I believe that firm stroke works well on these type of cushions. Whitey