Yes, the young players of the sport do not know of straight pool and only know 8-ball & 9-ball but as long as these games have been going on straight pool has been one of the events. Plus the turn out for the straight pool event has always been good. I've played in the Games in Calgary and there were over 60 players in the straight pool event from all over the world. Why in the world does a event planer just decide to take an event out of the sport for no reason, specially when it is always... Show more

Jon Callahan I think it went south when it was advertised a whole 7 tables available and the cancellation of Str8 pool. I run a lot of local tournaments with 32 to 64 players and I don't think I would ever advertise a minimal amount of tables available. Not... Show more 6 years ago
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Eric S. Townsend Mike, there are reasons why straight pool was dropped. Please stop saying "for no reason." You don't know the reasons, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Please see other threads or call me to discuss. 202-494-4326. I will also share that many... Show more 6 years ago
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