On 1/8/03 6:20 PM, in article
> Curiousity - is there a typical time that it takes to play one pocket. I
> know it can vary, but is there some kind of average? What if you were
> setting up a 1P tournament, how much time would you allot for a match of say
> a race to 3??
Depends on skill level, opening break, consistency of the rails, etc.. A 1P
player who has no confidence in the consistency of the rails will have to
position for cut shots only. A recent tournament I ran had races to 3 in 1P
as one of the games being played. Best case was about 35 minutes, worst was
about 1.5 hours. In contrast, short rack banks ranged from 30 minutes up to
two hours in a race to 4. Races to 7 nine-ball ran about 30-50 minutes. 8
ball races ran about the same as 9 ball. Races to 75 straight pool averaged
just under an hour except for one where one player had never played 14.1 and
started off with an uncalled power break - he was down 52-0 before he got to
the table again: race time was about 30 minutes.