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CAB pools in students for billiard tournament

October 20, 2010

By Hailey Silvey, Staff Writer

On Tues. Oct. 19 Campus Activities Board hosted a pool tournament in Myers Student Center. The tournament started at 9:00 p.m. and ended about 10:45 p.m. Out of the 24 students that signed up for the event, 19 students showed up to compete in the tournament. Each player entered the contest with the hopes of winning a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart.

Jake Davis, the recreation chair for CAB, organized the tournament.

Davis said, “I came up for the idea because I needed an event idea for CAB. I enjoy playing pool, and I know quite a few others that enjoy playing as well. So, I thought a pool tournament would be a good idea.”

Both of the pool tables in the student center were used, despite claims that one of the pool tables was less level than the other. Both pool tables were used simultaneously so that the event would not end up taking all night. Players could call their shots if they wished. However, if both players agreed not to call the pockets, then shots were not called.

During the game between Tim Linley and Alex Spiegel, an argument broke out between the some of the foreign exchange students from Europe and the American students about a technical rule. The European kids argued that when you scratch you can put the cue ball anywhere on the table. However, the American students argued that the ball had to be placed on the end of the table. Upon looking at the official rules, it turns out the European students were right, and the cue ball was allowed to be placed anywhere on the table.

Another interesting fact that arose from the event is that Europeans typically refer to the cue ball as the “whi”. This is short for “white,” but pronounced as ‘wii’ or ‘why.’

After a few rounds of pool, Declan Traquoir from Scotland ended up winning the tournament.

“It feels great to win the tournament,” said Traquoir.

Tim Linley, who placed second, said, “it was a really great game. Congratulations on your win, Declan. You earned it.”


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