I haven't played my actual Fargo match yet, as I have "scheduled" it
for Saturday, but I did get a chance to play an entire ten racks last
Almost all of my pool-playing life I've played on bar boxes. A few
months ago I joined the Elks Club and have been playing on their 9'
Brunswicks (Monarchs, I think) as much as possible. The pockets are
what I would classify as medium-tight. The table I played on was just
recovered with Simonis 860 (760? whichever is slower).
My scores were very inconsistent:
6-8 , 8-6 , 4-0 , 0-0 , 4-0 , 14-2 , 0-0 , 7-16 , 1-0 , 10-4
14 14 4 0 4 16 0 23 1 14
I tried your rack, stripes in front, solids in back. I think there is
an advantage to racking this way, although sometimes it won't make
This was only my third time trying this game, and the other two were
only three or four racks worth. My observations to this point are:
ALWAYS BE FOCUSED! As you can see, twice I missed my first
shot with BIH. Ouch! Another time I locked myself up after the first
The break is key. Normally, because I don't have a lot of arm
strength, I throw my body into the break. For this game, I use only
arm strength. It works well for me as far as pocketing balls goes, I
never pocketed more than two and only did that once. I am spreading
the balls well, for the most part. However in one rack I had five
problems after the break, two of them being clusters near the rail.
That was a low-scoring rack.
Make your break-out shots. This problem follows me to Fargo
from straight pool. I tend to try to hit break-out shots too hard,
end up missing the shot and getting the break-out. Very, very bad
I found myself thinking several times during my session that this is
really an excellent way to fine tune a lot of different aspects of
your game. Focus, shot-making, position play, strategy - they're all
covered and then some. I will be recommending it to many other
Hopefully Saturday's scores will be an improvement...
>I am getting so frustrated with the topics on ASP/RSB, I can't stand it. We
>have a great tourney going right now and only 3 or 4 people have shared their
>experiences. I do most of my posting on ASP because it is supposed to be RSB
>LITE, but I got to tell you, both NG's are getting a little......Boooring!!
>Doesn't anyone discuss any fun shit? JW, you're a Doctor now. Fix this. Ha Ha