Welcome To Pro9 - Europe\

  Create An Account Home  ·  Topics  ·  Stats  ·  Your Account  ·  Submit News  ·  Top 10 April 19, 2018  

  The Pro Shop


NEW: Buy 2 items (or more) and get a free upgrade to 1st Class UK postage.

New Predator
Ice2 Sport Wrap


New Predator
Ice2 Sport No Wrap


Kamui Snooker Tip
Original 11mm


Kamui Snooker Tip
Black 11mm


Predator
8K Series


Predator
314-3 Shaft


Predator
Z-3 Shaft


Brunswick Centennials
Precision balanced


Ballsak - Pro
Cue Ball Case


Ballsak - Sport
Cue Ball Case


Ballsak
Cue Ball Case


Predator P3 REVO
Burgundy RN / RW


Aramith Pro Cup
TV Ball Set


Weight Bolts
CueTec/Scorpion


JP Caddy
with Carabiner Clip


Tip Protectors
For 12.75mm Ferrule


Hard Ball Case
2¼ inch balls


ANDY 988
Pool Table Cloth


ANDY 588
Pool Table Cloth


J&J 3x5 Cue Case
Kickstand and Wheels


New Predator Glove
Predator Second Skin


Tiger Glove
Tournament Series


Mezz Cue Towel
In Stock Now


ProShot Glove
In Stock Now


Mezz
Alpha Hybrid Shaft


Tiger
IceBreaker Tip


Acrylic Ball Marker
New Improved Design


ProPockets
Back in stock!

Mezz Case
6 Butts 10 Shafts


SP2 REVO Red 1
Predator Cues


SP2 REVO Red 2
Predator Cues


New from OB
DigiCue BLUE


Mezz TB-17
New Travel Bag


New OB Extension
Pre-Order Now!


Mezz SKR
Snooker Series


Predator
BK-Rush Sports Wrap


Predator
BK-Rush No Wrap


Chalk Pouch
Back in stock!


New Product
Jacoby Masse Cue


New Product
Mezz Pro Extension


New Jump Cue
Florian Kohler


OB-170
New Cue Listed


Order NOW!
RB1 Limited Edition


OB-160
New Range


New Bear
Break / Jump Cue


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-1


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-2


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-3


New Blak3 Series
Predator Blak3-4


New Blak3 Series
Predato Predator Blak3-5


Aramith
Billiard Ball Cleaner


Super Aramith
Pro Cup English


Aramith
Billiard Ball Restorer


Talisman
1 x Trinity Tip


Talisman
25 x Trinity Tips


McDermott
Junior Cues


Poison
Arsenic3-1


Poison
Arsenic3-2


Poison
Arsenic3-3


Poison
Arsenic3-4


Poison
Arsenic3-5


Poison
Arsenic3-6


Replacement Blade
Porper Cut Rite


Predator
Panthera3-1


Predator
Panthera3-2


Best Tip Tool
Big Shaver


Predator
Ikon3-1


Predator
Ikon3-2


Predator
Ikon3-3


Predator
Ikon3-4


Predator
Ikon3-5


NEW
Mezz GMC-35


Simonis 760
Orig. Worsted Blend


Mezz SA-14
Limited Edition


Simonis X-1
Now back in stock!


Balls Now In Stock
Duramith Tournament
Next Day Delivery


G2
Cue Tips


Now in Stock!
DIGICUE from OB


Bullseye Bridge
For jumping too!


New Joss
"Color of Money"


Dufferin
Cue Weight Set


McDermott
Masterpiece M9M7


McDermott
G1909


BEST VALUE
UniLoc Joint


Tiger
IceBreaker2 J/B


P3 REVO CW
Available now!


Predator Sport2
Playing Cue


Predator
Throne 3


Maestro 1
Special Edition


Maestro 2
Special Edition


Predator BK3
Leather Wrap


Black Widow 3
Poison


Slippy Papers
Burnishing Film


Joint Protectors
5/16x14


Predator Revo
Buy One Now!


Lucasi LZD 6
Low Deflection


Cuetec
Smart Extension


The Pro Shop
Your Specialist


Mezz PRO Series
Customise your MI-3


Genuine Aramith
Tournament Champion


Aramith Premier
2 1/16 Snooker Set


Balabushka
GB1


Magic Ball Rack
2 racks for 9/10Ball


Molinari CHLK
Back in Stock!


New - Predator
Silver Curve JPs


REVO Shaft Wipes
Order Now!


Tip Fitting...
By Post!


Predator Limited
20th Anniversary 2


Predator Limited
20th Anniversary 1


Aramith
Balls and Case


Genuine Aramith
Glow-In-The-Dark Kit


Aramith Pro Cup
Spotted Cueballs


Moori
Jewel


Magic Ball Rack
The PRO Set


NEW: Mezz
Pro Extension


The Wing Rack
Finally, it is back!


Uni-Loc Weights
Cartridge System


McDermott Case
4x7 H/S Hybrid


McDermott Case
2x3 H/S Hybrid


Mezz MO-23
Cue Case


Q Claw
Single Cue/Snooker


Mezz MTB-K
Travel Bag


Predator Case
Sport Hard 2x4 Yellow


Diamond
Professional Table


Diamond
Pro-Am Table


Mezz MZ-35
3 Butt / 5 Shaft



TheProShop.biz
Free Post in Europe!
Order now!

  Main Menu

Snooker
Topic: A real long shot!


Search Forums

Moderated By: BigDave
Pro9 - Europe\'s No.1 Pool Player Resource Forum Index
  »» Snooker
    »» A real long shot!

Please Register To Post

Page 1 Of 2



Go To Page: 1 · 2

Author A real long shot!

kolya
Just popping in
Joined: 09-Apr-2009
Posts: 4


blank    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-09 22:40

When I was a kid i used to play snooker in a working mens club during the day time, the snooker room had six tables and was quite a long room, at the end was a corridor leading to the bar area. Playing on the farthest table from the door (table 6) i once crashed a red down the table it hit the jaws of the pocket and flew off the table hitting the bed of a table further down the room and then hit the open door of the snooker room and shot down the corridor which was not carpeted towards the bar, the flap of the bar was open and immediately behind this was stairs leading to the cellar the ball travelled the length of the corridor through the bar hatch and down the cellar steps finally coming to land 60 -70 yards from where I originally took the shot. Is this the longest snooker shot in history?




  Member Information For kolyaProfile   Send Private Message To kolya   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

InsideEnglish
Home away from home
Joined: 05-Nov-2008
Posts: 421
From: Cloud Cuckoo Land


england    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-09 22:50

probably,did you get on a colour?



  Member Information For InsideEnglishProfile   Send Private Message To InsideEnglish   Send Email To InsideEnglish   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

expertfluke
Home away from home
Joined: 14-Mar-2006
Posts: 749
From: Hertfordshire


uk    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-09 22:54

I'm not so sure that's a record, as I had a simlilar experience, I was playing snooker one summer at Riley's Clapham and it was upstairs and they had the fire doors open. I rattled the black in the jaws and it flew off the table, went out of the exit and landed in back of a moving delivery truck.

Before I could reach the truck it set off and went non-stop to Skegness until finally stopping. Which is over 100 miles away.

Needless to say, the match was delayed by some 8 hours whilst I followed the truck and claimed the black back. It wasn't just the ball that was out of pocket, I was too.... £67 the lights cost me!!
[ This message was edited by: expertfluke on 2009-04-09 22:59 ]



  Member Information For expertflukeProfile   Send Private Message To expertfluke   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

thecyclone
Home away from home
Joined: 15-Aug-2007
Posts: 331


uk    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 10:01

i thinkthere could be a few storys like this!
i was playing pool in "sports" a pool hall in bournemouth and i broke at english pool, very hard the ball went up and towards the glass windows! i cringed as i watched it just go through a gap that was open, it flew outside.
i went downstairs to regain the ball and had to ask the doorman " can i have my ball back please?" he said "no" paused and said "its on that bus".....



  Member Information For thecycloneProfile   Send Private Message To thecyclone   Go To thecyclone's Website   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

BigDave
Moderators
Joined: 13-Mar-2006
Posts: 10649
From: England


europe    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 10:33

There's no prize for the most unbelievable story! :D But keep 'em coming!
[ This message was edited by: BigDave on 2009-04-10 10:33 ]



  Member Information For BigDaveProfile   Send Private Message To BigDave   Send Email To BigDave   Go To BigDave's Website   Send YIM Message To BigDave   BigDave's MSNM Number Is BigDaveKnight@Hotmail.com   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

InsideEnglish
Home away from home
Joined: 05-Nov-2008
Posts: 421
From: Cloud Cuckoo Land


england    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 11:34

you'll be sorry



  Member Information For InsideEnglishProfile   Send Private Message To InsideEnglish   Send Email To InsideEnglish   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

InsideEnglish
Home away from home
Joined: 05-Nov-2008
Posts: 421
From: Cloud Cuckoo Land


england    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 12:05

Reminds me of the time i was playing a frame of snooker in the Monkey Hangers Sports and Social. I had just potted the first red and once again got prime position on the yellow. As the yellow scorched into the bag it went through the net of the pocket, flew round the room, out of the window and onto the back of a lorry bound for Brussels. My mate wanted to follow the lorry to Brussels, but i just went and got the yellow of the other table. And as it had been legaly potted, I continued with my break, 15 reds, 15 yellows and all the colours, 72, a proper mans break, none of them puffy 147s like Ronnie.
Just my 2 cents worth, keep the change.



  Member Information For InsideEnglishProfile   Send Private Message To InsideEnglish   Send Email To InsideEnglish   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

dynamitedaz
Home away from home
Joined: 21-Mar-2006
Posts: 2200


blank    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 13:49

On 2009-04-09 22:54 , expertfluke Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

I'm not so sure that's a record, as I had a simlilar experience, I was playing snooker one summer at Riley's Clapham and it was upstairs and they had the fire doors open. I rattled the black in the jaws and it flew off the table, went out of the exit and landed in back of a moving delivery truck.

Before I could reach the truck it set off and went non-stop to Skegness until finally stopping. Which is over 100 miles away.

Needless to say, the match was delayed by some 8 hours whilst I followed the truck and claimed the black back. It wasn't just the ball that was out of pocket, I was too.... £67 the lights cost me!!


what about fuel?


-----------------
world ranked no 1 and current world 9ball champion Available for exhibitions & coaching www.darrenappleton.com



  Member Information For dynamitedazProfile   Send Private Message To dynamitedaz   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

Pitster
Just can't stay away
Joined: 20-May-2006
Posts: 97


neth_antilles    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 14:05

A few of years ago I was playing a nine ball race to seven with a mate on
the Brunswick table near the entrance in Victoria. It was hill hill and I had
a tough long shot on the nine ball. For some strange reason I decided
to power the nine into the corner pocket. Bad choice. It rattled the jaws
and then flew up into the air at the exact moment Steve Knight was rushing
out of the door after saying his good byes to the bar staff. He was running
late on his way to Heathrow to catch a flight to Sydney. Anyway the nine ball
landed in Steve's partially opened hand luggage. Before I could shout for the
nine ball he was out of the door, into a taxi and on his way to Sydney!!!

As the crow flies that's roughly 10,600 miles.

That's not end of it. Two weeks later Steve returns looking exhausted.
He walks into Victoria on his way back from Heathrow and drops his hand
luggage onto the Brunswick to greet a few friends. Bizarrely the nine ball
rolls out of his bag and drops into the corner pocket.

10,600 + 10,600 = 21,200 miles (+ the taxi distance from Victoria to Heathrow x2)

I'm still owed the £50 for the set that lasted two weeks : (



  Member Information For PitsterProfile   Send Private Message To Pitster   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

9BallBoy
Home away from home
Joined: 30-Oct-2008
Posts: 268
From: Leeds


england    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 15:16

Well... funny this topic should come up! last year i was playing pool in an American bar with a friend, as i broke the white ball flew off the table into what appeared to be an astronauts bag.

The next minute there was a taxi outside, he dashed to the taxi and i did not have any sort of chance of getting the ball back, his friends who were still at the bar told me that he was on his way to NASA as he was going in a rocket to the moon and also that the bag that the ball landed in happened to be his pack lunch for his trip so he was bound to have taken it on the rocket with him!

The moon is approximately between 356500 km and 406500 km depending on the gravitational pull. Do i win now? :)
[ This message was edited by: 9BallBoy on 2009-04-10 15:19 ]



  Member Information For 9BallBoyProfile   Send Private Message To 9BallBoy   Send Email To 9BallBoy   9BallBoy's MSNM Number Is lufc_92@hotmail.co.uk   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

jc
Home away from home
Joined: 19-May-2006
Posts: 176


scotland    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 16:27



Needless to say, the match was delayed by some 8 hours whilst I followed the truck and claimed the black back. It wasn't just the ball that was out of pocket, I was too.... £67 the lights cost me!!

That's quicker than your usual race to 7 at st albans!



  Member Information For jcProfile   Send Private Message To jc   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

Tookster
Just can't stay away
Joined: 30-Mar-2006
Posts: 93
From: Glasgow & Darwin


gambia    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 16:42

You're taking this too far =)



  Member Information For TooksterProfile   Send Private Message To Tookster   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

Tookster
Just can't stay away
Joined: 30-Mar-2006
Posts: 93
From: Glasgow & Darwin


gambia    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 16:46

That said, I do remember a legendary shot...

Willie 'the wizard' Dines smashed a break shot, which hit the 1 ball and took off into orbit, hitting the roof of the club, then on the way back down, bounced on the next table, then the floor beside the next again table... and smashed Darren 'no hurry' Murray in the nuts. Class!



  Member Information For TooksterProfile   Send Private Message To Tookster   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

expertfluke
Home away from home
Joined: 14-Mar-2006
Posts: 749
From: Hertfordshire


uk    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 18:02

On 2009-04-10 13:49 , dynamitedaz Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

On 2009-04-09 22:54 , expertfluke Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

I'm not so sure that's a record, as I had a simlilar experience, I was playing snooker one summer at Riley's Clapham and it was upstairs and they had the fire doors open. I rattled the black in the jaws and it flew off the table, went out of the exit and landed in back of a moving delivery truck.

Before I could reach the truck it set off and went non-stop to Skegness until finally stopping. Which is over 100 miles away.

Needless to say, the match was delayed by some 8 hours whilst I followed the truck and claimed the black back. It wasn't just the ball that was out of pocket, I was too.... £67 the lights cost me!!


what about fuel?



Glad you mentioned Fuel Daz, that was a company car, so you could claim the petrol back on expenses.

Anyway, I tried to claim back some of the light money off Rileys. As they were at fault because they had the fire exit doors opened. (Otherwise it would never of happened.)

It took me a good few months of emails and phone calls to convince them. Eventually they agreed to a refund me in ' free table time' vouchers.

So the other week, I finally went to the club to collect my vouchers and it had closed down...You couldn't make it up!!
[ This message was edited by: expertfluke on 2009-04-10 18:06 ]



  Member Information For expertflukeProfile   Send Private Message To expertfluke   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

InsideEnglish
Home away from home
Joined: 05-Nov-2008
Posts: 421
From: Cloud Cuckoo Land


england    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-10 18:08

some of these stories are hard to believe



  Member Information For InsideEnglishProfile   Send Private Message To InsideEnglish   Send Email To InsideEnglish   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

kolya
Just popping in
Joined: 09-Apr-2009
Posts: 4


blank    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-11 10:24

Funnily enough a few weeks after my previous long range shot I was playing in a league match when I similarly hit a red ball off the table which landed in the club secretary's coat pocket just as he was preparing to leave for home, I was too embarassed to ask for the ball back so let him leave, but sadly he suffered a heart attack that very night and died. He was buried in the very same clothes but again I found it too difficult to approach the grieving widow to ask for the red ball back so it remains buried 6 feet under in Our Holy Lady of the Trinity's graveyard, Moreton on the Marsh. Legend has it that every year on the anniversary of that same league match the club secretary rises from the grave and revisits the club trying to return the red ball. How spooky is that?



  Member Information For kolyaProfile   Send Private Message To kolya   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

InsideEnglish
Home away from home
Joined: 05-Nov-2008
Posts: 421
From: Cloud Cuckoo Land


england    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-11 11:54

Very spooky, but more important, did you obtain a replacement red, or do you play with 14.



  Member Information For InsideEnglishProfile   Send Private Message To InsideEnglish   Send Email To InsideEnglish   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

Steve-Bomber-Brown
Just popping in
Joined: 11-Apr-2009
Posts: 2


blank    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-11 21:28

Played a shot once against Mr D'Vali when i was in leeds club, it was a break shot, smashed the cue ball as hard as i could cue ball landed on the rubber part of the rail spinning and rocking where it landed !! and when it finished it just sat there on the rail. Si's eyes popped out his head.



  Member Information For Steve-Bomber-BrownProfile   Send Private Message To Steve-Bomber-Brown   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

paddy147
Home away from home
Joined: 26-Mar-2006
Posts: 709
From: ireland


blank    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-12 01:47

tookster i remember that lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dines the leg end lol



  Member Information For paddy147Profile   Send Private Message To paddy147   paddy147's MSNM Number Is paddysnooker@hotmail.com   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

kolya
Just popping in
Joined: 09-Apr-2009
Posts: 4


blank    avatar

posticon   Posted: 2009-04-12 05:31

I played a shot once, hit the side of the reds and the cue ball came all the way back up the table!



  Member Information For kolyaProfile   Send Private Message To kolya   Quote And Reply To This MessageQuote

Moderated By: BigDave
Pro9 - Europe\'s No.1 Pool Player Resource Forum Index
  »» Snooker
    »» A real long shot!

Please Register To Post

Page 1 Of 2



Go To Page: 1 · 2


Member Messages

Forum Search & Navigation


 

Log in to check your private messages



Please Login Or Register





  


 

[ Advanced Search ]

Jump To Forum: 




PRO9 has established an outstanding reputation as Europe's No.1 source for information on American Pool in the UK and Europe.

Upcoming tournament details, prompt match reporting, exclusive images by talented photographers, superb articles by expert pundits, active pool related forums, player profiles and a very sophisticated membership - basically, an incredible information resource for the American style game in Europe.

Since it launched, PRO9 has become compulsory reading, not just for the UK's pool players, but to hundreds and thousands of pool obsessives from around the world every single day.

PRO9's members range from professional pool players, cue-sports enthusiasts, club managers, tournament organisers, pool fans and aficionados, as well as various "movers and shakers" in the cue-sports field, including entrepreneurs in the wholesale and retail sector, as well as magazine editors and television sports promoters.

Growing more and more popular every single year, PRO9 is the best placed vehicle for the promotion of your pool club, billiards brand, associated products, services and opportunities in the truly massive pan-European billiard market.

If you're reading this, you should check out www.Pro9.co.uk for yourself!

Please use these logos and text in your links to www.Pro9.co.uk - thank you.



Forum rules: No advertising, no links to businesses/shops/eBay, no swearing, respect our sponsors and each other, no hate!


Flag Counter
Flag counter installed Monday 11 November 2013


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2006/2007 by Big Dave at Pro9.co.uk.

This web site was made with myPHPNuke, a web portal system written in PHP.
myPHPNuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.

I didn't think anyone read this bit down here!!!


You can syndicate our news using the file
backend.php or ultramode.txt


  






















































Page took 0.033917 seconds to load.