The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by Aunty Da » Sat, 27 Mar 2004 07:28:40


I know everyone on the other side of the USA is all down at Valley Forge
right now, but over here in darkest Southern California the WPBA's annual
tour stop has arrived at the Viejas *** in Alpine, San Diego. I went down
to the Pro-Am charity tournament they have before starting the tournament
(Benefiting *** Cancer research). This is the first time I have been to
one of these events.

We played a little tournament where 3 amateurs were picked at random and put
in a team with a Pro as captain. We then played against 3 of the other teams
9-ball for 20 minutes and whichever 2 teams won the most games overall went
on to play a final match. My team was captained by Vivian Villarreal and we
had lots of fun but did not make it to the finals. We were playing
alternating shots, so if you made your shot then next person in your team
took the next shot and so on. You get encouraged to shoot fast and wild as
winning as quickly as possible is important. Unfortunately Vivian had to
follow me and I kept leaving her bad position, but I did manage one nice 5-9
combo.

Jeanette Lee was busy demonstrating her mastery of sharking techniques,
makes you wonder what would happen if her and Keith McCready ever matched
up.

After the tournament they took sign-ups for "Challenge the Pros" games. I
played Karen Corr 2 games. In the first rack I was only kept in the game
because of the awkward position the 1 and 4 were in. We played around these
for a while but once the 4 was out of the way Karen ran out like a
well-oiled machine. However in the second rack I made the wing ball on the
break, got a fairly nice spread and managed to run the rack. I was helped by
the brand new Simonis 860 cloth and Centennial balls on the tables. (Gold
Crown IVs) This allowed me to make a slow thin cut on the 1 ball from near
the side pocket up into the corner pocket. On most tables I play on with
slower cloth and dirty balls the shot would have died a foot or so from the
corner. So my record is even against Karen, I guess I'll just have to wait u
ntil next year to try and settle it once and for all.

I chatted briefly with Tiffany Nelson who's sponsored by RSB regular Thierry
Layani, who I had the pleasure of meeting (and getting remorselessly beaten
by) in January in LA. Also there was Lisa Oldfield, who I had played a few
times in the tournaments at Danny Ks. Turns out she had won a qualifier and
was playing in the tournament, so I wished her luck. Given that she's drawn
against Allison Fisher in the first round she's going to need it!

I'll be back down on Sunday to watch the finals, so it's a fair bet I'll be
getting to watch Karen and Allison play again :-)
--
Aunty Dan
------------------------------------------
"For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoisted with his own petard."
- W. Shakespeare
------------------------------------------

 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by Patrick Johnso » Sat, 27 Mar 2004 09:31:04

What the hell do you think you're doing?  Do you think you can just post
whatever interesting, well written, pool related stuff you want in here
with no namecalling, insults, grudges or off topic bullshit?

(Some guys...)
Pat Johnson
Chicago

P.S.  Bet you had fun with Vivian...

Quote:

> I know everyone on the other side of the USA is all down at Valley Forge
> right now, but over here in darkest Southern California the WPBA's annual
> tour stop has arrived at the Viejas *** in Alpine, San Diego. I went down
> to the Pro-Am charity tournament they have before starting the tournament
> (Benefiting *** Cancer research). This is the first time I have been to
> one of these events.

> We played a little tournament where 3 amateurs were picked at random and put
> in a team with a Pro as captain. We then played against 3 of the other teams
> 9-ball for 20 minutes and whichever 2 teams won the most games overall went
> on to play a final match. My team was captained by Vivian Villarreal and we
> had lots of fun but did not make it to the finals. We were playing
> alternating shots, so if you made your shot then next person in your team
> took the next shot and so on. You get encouraged to shoot fast and wild as
> winning as quickly as possible is important. Unfortunately Vivian had to
> follow me and I kept leaving her bad position, but I did manage one nice 5-9
> combo.

> Jeanette Lee was busy demonstrating her mastery of sharking techniques,
> makes you wonder what would happen if her and Keith McCready ever matched
> up.

> After the tournament they took sign-ups for "Challenge the Pros" games. I
> played Karen Corr 2 games. In the first rack I was only kept in the game
> because of the awkward position the 1 and 4 were in. We played around these
> for a while but once the 4 was out of the way Karen ran out like a
> well-oiled machine. However in the second rack I made the wing ball on the
> break, got a fairly nice spread and managed to run the rack. I was helped by
> the brand new Simonis 860 cloth and Centennial balls on the tables. (Gold
> Crown IVs) This allowed me to make a slow thin cut on the 1 ball from near
> the side pocket up into the corner pocket. On most tables I play on with
> slower cloth and dirty balls the shot would have died a foot or so from the
> corner. So my record is even against Karen, I guess I'll just have to wait u
> ntil next year to try and settle it once and for all.

> I chatted briefly with Tiffany Nelson who's sponsored by RSB regular Thierry
> Layani, who I had the pleasure of meeting (and getting remorselessly beaten
> by) in January in LA. Also there was Lisa Oldfield, who I had played a few
> times in the tournaments at Danny Ks. Turns out she had won a qualifier and
> was playing in the tournament, so I wished her luck. Given that she's drawn
> against Allison Fisher in the first round she's going to need it!

> I'll be back down on Sunday to watch the finals, so it's a fair bet I'll be
> getting to watch Karen and Allison play again :-)
> --
> Aunty Dan
> ------------------------------------------
> "For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
> Hoisted with his own petard."
> - W. Shakespeare
> ------------------------------------------


 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by Aunty Da » Sat, 27 Mar 2004 14:55:46

Whoa, my bad. How's this -

I think smoking should not only not be banned but made mandatory to gain
entrance to all Pool Halls, along with a 3 beer minimum. I also think they
should ban jump cues, phenolic tips, layered tips that cost less than $20,
laminated shafts of any kind, off-topic replies, on-topic replies, anyone
who owns a Meucci that hasn't fallen apart, the UPA, the APA, AA, AAA,
anyone who plays good with a production cue, anyone who plays good with a
Snooker cue, anyone who wants to talk about any kind of Billiards other than
Pocket Billiards, anyone who breaks good with their regular playing cue, any
custom cue maker who doesn't give me a free cue to shut me up, anyone who
actually knows more than I do, anyone who's business relationships I can't
be bothered to try and understand, anyone who thinks their anyone business
relationships are none of my damn business, anyone who says they can beat
me, especially if they can beat me, anyone who thinks that women can play as
good as men, anyone who thinks that woman can't play as good as men, anyone
who uses Outlook Express, anyone who uses backhand English, anyone who
doesn't know what backhand English is, and that any Pool product not made in
the good ole US of A should be made to have a giant "I hate America, please
kick me" sticker on it.

--
Aunty Dan
------------------------------------------
"For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoisted with his own petard."
- W. Shakespeare
------------------------------------------


Quote:
> What the hell do you think you're doing?  Do you think you can just post
> whatever interesting, well written, pool related stuff you want in here
> with no namecalling, insults, grudges or off topic bullshit?

> (Some guys...)
> Pat Johnson
> Chicago

> P.S.  Bet you had fun with Vivian...


 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by Pat Hal » Sat, 27 Mar 2004 21:39:36

now thats more like it but you were missing the key "sucker punch" to a
specific player.  Try and correct that would you.

ROFLMAO

PatH...I'm sure I'm banned in there some place

Quote:

> Whoa, my bad. How's this -

> I think smoking should not only not be banned but made mandatory to gain
> entrance to all Pool Halls, along with a 3 beer minimum. I also think they
> should ban jump cues, phenolic tips, layered tips that cost less than $20,
> laminated shafts of any kind, off-topic replies, on-topic replies, anyone
> who owns a Meucci that hasn't fallen apart, the UPA, the APA, AA, AAA,
> anyone who plays good with a production cue, anyone who plays good with a
> Snooker cue, anyone who wants to talk about any kind of Billiards other than
> Pocket Billiards, anyone who breaks good with their regular playing cue, any
> custom cue maker who doesn't give me a free cue to shut me up, anyone who
> actually knows more than I do, anyone who's business relationships I can't
> be bothered to try and understand, anyone who thinks their anyone business
> relationships are none of my damn business, anyone who says they can beat
> me, especially if they can beat me, anyone who thinks that women can play as
> good as men, anyone who thinks that woman can't play as good as men, anyone
> who uses Outlook Express, anyone who uses backhand English, anyone who
> doesn't know what backhand English is, and that any Pool product not made in
> the good ole US of A should be made to have a giant "I hate America, please
> kick me" sticker on it.

 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by WilleeCu » Sat, 27 Mar 2004 22:06:38

Funny, funny, funny.
Not trying to rain on you parade but you left out a few characters ....

Anyone that wants to give you what you deserve.
Anyone that wishes you were dead.
Anyone that cant read.
All idiots
Most fools
Some clowns.
Any monkey whatever.
Anyone that owns a computer
Anyone that can fix a computer.
Anyone that makes cues but is not a cuemaker.
And .... anyone called Willee

That should leave you with a very quite, politically correct, warm and
fuzzy, pool room.


Quote:
> now thats more like it but you were missing the key "sucker punch" to a
> specific player.  Try and correct that would you.

> ROFLMAO

> PatH...I'm sure I'm banned in there some place


> > Whoa, my bad. How's this -

> > I think smoking should not only not be banned but made mandatory to gain
> > entrance to all Pool Halls, along with a 3 beer minimum. I also think
they
> > should ban jump cues, phenolic tips, layered tips that cost less than
$20,
> > laminated shafts of any kind, off-topic replies, on-topic replies,
anyone
> > who owns a Meucci that hasn't fallen apart, the UPA, the APA, AA, AAA,
> > anyone who plays good with a production cue, anyone who plays good with
a
> > Snooker cue, anyone who wants to talk about any kind of Billiards other
than
> > Pocket Billiards, anyone who breaks good with their regular playing cue,
any
> > custom cue maker who doesn't give me a free cue to shut me up, anyone
who
> > actually knows more than I do, anyone who's business relationships I
can't
> > be bothered to try and understand, anyone who thinks their anyone
business
> > relationships are none of my damn business, anyone who says they can
beat
> > me, especially if they can beat me, anyone who thinks that women can
play as
> > good as men, anyone who thinks that woman can't play as good as men,
anyone
> > who uses Outlook Express, anyone who uses backhand English, anyone who
> > doesn't know what backhand English is, and that any Pool product not
made in
> > the good ole US of A should be made to have a giant "I hate America,
please
> > kick me" sticker on it.

 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by ratche » Sun, 28 Mar 2004 02:37:22

Quote:

> Whoa, my bad. How's this -

> I think smoking should not only not be banned but made mandatory to gain
> entrance to all Pool Halls, along with a 3 beer minimum. I also think they
> should ban jump cues, phenolic tips, layered tips that cost less than $20,
> laminated shafts of any kind, off-topic replies, on-topic replies, anyone
> who owns a Meucci that hasn't fallen apart, the UPA, the APA, AA, AAA,
> anyone who plays good with a production cue, anyone who plays good with a
> Snooker cue, anyone who wants to talk about any kind of Billiards other than
> Pocket Billiards, anyone who breaks good with their regular playing cue, any
> custom cue maker who doesn't give me a free cue to shut me up, anyone who
> actually knows more than I do, anyone who's business relationships I can't
> be bothered to try and understand, anyone who thinks their anyone business
> relationships are none of my damn business, anyone who says they can beat
> me, especially if they can beat me, anyone who thinks that women can play as
> good as men, anyone who thinks that woman can't play as good as men, anyone
> who uses Outlook Express, anyone who uses backhand English, anyone who
> doesn't know what backhand English is, and that any Pool product not made in
> the good ole US of A should be made to have a giant "I hate America, please
> kick me" sticker on it.

> --
> Aunty Dan
> ------------------------------------------

Yep ...That should do it !! heheheh

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Quote:
>>> Ratchet <<<

 
 
 

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Post by aaron suar » Sun, 28 Mar 2004 08:37:13

in reply to aunty dan beating karen corr: im not sure how good you are
dan but it seems from what ive heard that men are much better than
women i play at dannyks alot and just talked to lisa about this last
weekend at the thousand dollar added tournament, she said that any one
that was rated a 6a or higher at dannys could take down the best women
that seemed a lttle bold to me but she would know right. ramine a 11a
and the highest rated player at danny k,s told me he played allison a
few years back in a tournament and beat her. then i remebered on tv
these women are playing on tables with close to five inch pockets.
dannys are 4 1/2 to 4 5/8 and hardtimes are even smaller i would love
to see one of these women play in a local tournament against the guys
i play against and see how they play  by the way what are you rated at
dk's

 
 
 

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Post by Dan Whit » Sun, 28 Mar 2004 11:58:49


Quote:
> then i remebered on tv
> these women are playing on tables with close to five inch pockets.
> dannys are 4 1/2 to 4 5/8 and hardtimes are even smaller i would love
> to see one of these women play in a local tournament against the guys
> i play against and see how they play  by the way what are you rated at
> dk's

Why would Allison Fisher care how wide the pockets are?  All she knows how
to do is split the pocket anyway.

dwhite

 
 
 

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Post by Shawn Armstron » Sun, 28 Mar 2004 12:18:26

Aaron,

Allison Fisher and Karen Corr come from snooker backgrounds.  Both are world
champion snooker players.  They can handle small pockets.

Shawn Armstrong



Quote:

> in reply to aunty dan beating karen corr: im not sure how good you are
> dan but it seems from what ive heard that men are much better than
> women i play at dannyks alot and just talked to lisa about this last
> weekend at the thousand dollar added tournament, she said that any one
> that was rated a 6a or higher at dannys could take down the best women
> that seemed a lttle bold to me but she would know right. ramine a 11a
> and the highest rated player at danny k,s told me he played allison a
> few years back in a tournament and beat her. then i remebered on tv
> these women are playing on tables with close to five inch pockets.
> dannys are 4 1/2 to 4 5/8 and hardtimes are even smaller i would love
> to see one of these women play in a local tournament against the guys
> i play against and see how they play  by the way what are you rated at
> dk's

 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by Bob Jewet » Wed, 31 Mar 2004 02:08:06

Quote:

> ... I played Karen Corr 2 games.  [splits 1:1, hankering for
> a deciding game]

I played Allison at a BCA Trade Show once.  She broke and ran
out the first rack, and then broke and made nothing.  I ran out,
so I figure I'm ahead on fewer misses.  Besides, I had to bank
the seven.

--

Bob Jewett
http://www.sfbilliards.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Mark » Wed, 31 Mar 2004 11:03:56

Name dropper.  :O)

Mark0


Quote:

> > ... I played Karen Corr 2 games.  [splits 1:1, hankering for
> > a deciding game]

> I played Allison at a BCA Trade Show once.  She broke and ran
> out the first rack, and then broke and made nothing.  I ran out,
> so I figure I'm ahead on fewer misses.  Besides, I had to bank
> the seven.

> --

> Bob Jewett
> http://www.sfbilliards.com/

 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by aaron suar » Wed, 31 Mar 2004 16:21:21

Quote:

> Aaron,

> Allison Fisher and Karen Corr come from snooker backgrounds.  Both are world
> champion snooker players.  They can handle small pockets.

> Shawn Armstrong







i know they can handle small pockets i was just repeating what i heard
from someone who goes head to head with the girls. i do really respect
karen and allison they play the game very simple which is best.  but
does anyone have any stories about the difference of play on tables
with big pockets verse tight.
 
 
 

The night I ran a rack against Karen Corr

Post by Stev » Wed, 31 Mar 2004 23:19:40

Quote:

> ... RSB regular Thierry
> Layani, who I had the pleasure of meeting (and getting remorselessly beaten
> by) in January in LA.

Thierry can play, can't he? Beat me up in the NE ASP/RSB tournament.
I saw him in VF, he was playing in the Amateur event. He didn't win,
but did get in the money.

Congrats on running a rack on Karen.