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Post by PG » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 08:20:34


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??

Thanks,

FIJFI

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Wyan » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 10:02:51

On 1/8/03 6:20 PM, in article

Quote:

> 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??

> Thanks,

> FIJFI

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.

 
 
 

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Post by MIKE JANI » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 09:52:54

I just did one of thes in Columbus, Ohio. It was a $2,000 added Viking Tour
event.  Race to 3 varied from 1 hour to 3.5 hours.  Don't forget they could
play 5 slow games.
If it's a small event and not much money added, I recommend a race to 2
winners bracket and sudden death in the 1-loss bracket.
--
Mike Janis
The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour
1-800-200-POOL


Viking Tour Information - link below
http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm

Quote:
> 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??

> Thanks,

> FIJFI


 
 
 

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Post by PG » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:02:39

Thanks Mike and Jim for your constructive comments.  Its really appreciated.

FIJFI


Quote:
> I just did one of thes in Columbus, Ohio. It was a $2,000 added Viking
Tour
> event.  Race to 3 varied from 1 hour to 3.5 hours.  Don't forget they
could
> play 5 slow games.
> If it's a small event and not much money added, I recommend a race to 2
> winners bracket and sudden death in the 1-loss bracket.
> --
> Mike Janis
> The Viking Cue 9-Ball Tour
> 1-800-200-POOL


> Viking Tour Information - link below
> http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour.htm


> > 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??

> > Thanks,

> > FIJFI

 
 
 

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Post by Wyatt1 » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 00:36:08

In a race to 3 you should allow at least 2 hours per round. Most rounds will
not require the full 2 hours but you will always have a match or 2 that run
over that.