THE FULL SCOOP ON TANG'S BILLIARDS COMPETITION
Game 1 = THE EXHIBITION
Tang's first outing with Whitee was a definitive low for his game. He had not had much
practice and was basically an amateur. Whitee easily made back to back shots 3, 4, or 5
times. He dominated the first three Matches and most of the fourth, when he made an
error and Tang capitalized on the 9-ball to win. Still he trailed 1-3. Once again, he let
Whitee dominate up until the final ball, he would make faces and pressure the Almighty
Whitee to miss, and he did. Tang knocked in the 9-ball for his second win, to trail 2-3.
However, Whitee then went on a 4-game killing spree, dominating every aspect of the
game, making in unbelievably difficult shots that Tang gave him. Tang trailed 2-7. This
pissed Tang off and he began to take more time aiming and making smart plays, he scored
an amazing 6 balls in a row to finish the next match with a win, closing the gap to 3-7.
Then, Tang capitalized on a bad break by Whiteee to squeeze the cue ball between 3
tightly packed balls to edge the 9-ball into a corner pocket to make it 4-7. The two
exchanged blows again, and the game seesawed from 4-9 to 5-9. Tang was headed
towards another win when he made a fatal error on an easy shot. He scratched and
handed Whitee the win, and lost by an emphatic score of 5-10.
Game 2 = THE COMEBACK
Probably the game the best exhibited Tang's reveral of the trends. Tang couldn't make a
shot, including easy up-front shots in the first five matches. He would either measure too
much or too little and every time he shot, the ball would go towards the pocket and then
bounce away right before making it into the hole. Thus, a shameful loss to Whitee 0-5.
However, he once again applied his "comeback tactics" from Game 1 to this game, and
came up with his first win when Whitee made a bad shot. The score was 1-5. Then,
Whitee missed another shot after clearing all but 2 balls from the table. He left Tang in a
trap, but Tang jumped the cue ball out of bounds onto the edge of the table where it
bounced almost the full length of the table and rolled back into play and almost knocked
the 8-ball into the pocket. Instead, he scratched and gave Whitee a chance, and Whitee
made it 1-6. Tang made some clever shots and scored big time to close the gap 2-6, but
Whitee, on a lucky break, made the 9-ball in in one shot, as Tang muttered in disbelief.
Tang tried hard to win, and as the next match got down to the wire, Tang made 3
consecutive shots to claim the match. The score was now 3-7. Whitee made more
relentless shots, and cleaned the table the next match to make it 3-8. Tang got a lucky
break when he overcame a difficult shot and instead dealt a difficult shot back to Whitee.
Whitee scratched and gave up an easy win to Tang. 4-8. Then, Whitee gave Tang
another chance to win, when the situation was in his favor following a bad break, but Tang
screwed up, and Whitee made the 9-ball in on the follow-up shot. The score remained in
Whitee's favor 4-9. But that would be the end of it. Tang then made 4 straight wins
against a very formidable Whitee, he jeered, talked trash, and made inconsistent plays. At
every look, he tried to hit the 9, and it payed off. Irregular shots and controversial plays
became Tang's weapon, and he gave Whitee horrible shots almost every single time.
When the score was 7-9, Whitee dealt Tang a deathblow putting a ball between the 6-ball
and the cue-ball. Tang had to hit the 6-ball, but couldn't get around to it. He jumped the
ball and it nudged the 6-ball into the side pocket. This dealt Whitee a bad shot at the next
ball, and he scratched. Tang went on to cut the gap into the deficit 8-9, and began to
threaten the lead Whitee worked so hard for. He once again tried a difficult shot in the
next match, but messed-up fatally, giving Whitee an easy shot. Whitee missed but dealt
Tang an even more impossible shot. The cue ball hid behind the 8-ball by a corner pocket
while the 9-ball was in the far adjacent corner pocket. Tang scratched and gave Whitee a
fulfilling win at 8-10. Nevertheless, Tang was proud of his totally unprecedented
near-comeback and relentless spirit, even though he is beaten by Whitee, trailing 0-2 in the
Game 3 = THE BLOWOUT
Whitee must not have brought his game to the table, as he easily took an early emphatic
lead of 6-0, making all kinds of shots, from all kinds of possible angles. When he went to
break on Match 7, he 9-ball almost went in, hanging on the lip of the corner pocket. This
gave Whitee chance for a comeback, and he hit the 9-ball in to make it 6-1. But Tang
knew he had to put Whitee away once and for all, he tried another extravagant shot of
banking the 9-ball into a corner pocket. It went in, except he scratched too, and that gave
Whitee another match point. Tang went on to win two more, one of them included a shot
where the cue ball hit one ball into the corner pocket, and bounced back to hit another ball
which helped tip the 9-ball into the side pocket. The game was in Tang's favor 8-2.
Whitee sat down and refused to play. He was having a horrible night with midterms
coming up. Tang said forfeiting was bad sportsmanship. So, to keep Whiteee playing, he
let him catch up, literally handing Whitee two more wins, to make it 8-4. Tang then pulled
away with another bank shot to make it 9-4. He gave Whitee two more chances, but
Whitee's game began to lag as he lost the desire to win. Tang finished the game 10-6
when Whitee consistently missed shots and dragged the game on. A totally disappointing
game, but Tang realizes he must overcome his loss in the Series, he now trails 1-2.
Game 4 = THE HUMILIATOR
The fourth clash between Tang and Whitee had Tang toying with Whitee the whole way.
Tang won two quick ones, and in Match 3, Whitee missed the 9-ball two consecutive
times on easy shots to give Tang the easy shot to make it 3-0. Tang emphatically let
Whiteee catch up to tie it at 3-3, and teased that he wouldn't want Whiteee to be all
depressed like last time. Whitee went on to lead Tang 3-4, when Tang pulled a nearly
impossible jump and put the white ball in behind the 9-ball, Whitee returned the favor by
giving Tang another impossible shot, but Tang answered by kissing off the rail, hitting
another ball, and that ball hit the 9-ball into the side pocket, as Whitee stared in disbelief
that Tang tied it at 4-4. The two exchanged giving each other difficult shots; Tang won
one, and Whitee won one too, to bring the series to 5-5. Then, Tang capitalized on his
concentration and went on a 4-match rout to lead the game 9-5. The heartbroken Whitee
lost his desire to play once again, calling Tang a "leech that had sucked away his skills and
used it against him." To make things more interesting, Tang set up easy shots for Whitee
to come back, which was dull at first. Tang repeatedly tried difficult shots so he won't
make shots, but give Whitee a chance. One of his jump balls hit whitee in the soft spot.
With Tang leading the game 9-7, Whitee made two great shots to tie it 9-9, and Tang said
"it's time for me to get serious." After opening break, Whitee made the 1-ball and
scratched, and Tang set the ball up behind the 2-ball to try to hit the 9-ball. After about 3
minutes of measureing and Whitee laughing and jeering at the ill-advised shot, Tang hit the
2-ball and it hit the 9-ball into the corner pocket to cap Tang's second win 10-9. A real
let-down game, despite the fact it was rather entertaining. Tang evens the series 2-2.
GAME 5 = WHITEE'S MIRACLE
An interesting game that portrayed a potentially good comeback gone terribly wrong. Tang and Whitee played with new equipment which put a different spin on things. Tang was unused to the style and was down 0-3 before making a steady comeback. In match 4, he successfully jumped a ball and knocked a ball into the corner pocket. Next he showed Whitee just how accurate his rail shot could be. Finally, he capped the match with a reverse bank of the 9-ball into the opposite side pocket. Match 4 was probably his most remarkable win. Then things started to deteriorate into an ugly game. Whitee's messup in match 5 allowed Tang to sprint back 2-3. However, Tang's "go for the 9-ball every shot" style of play cost him when he messed up. He set up 2 easy shots for Whitee, who gleefully surged ahead 2-5. From then on, it was an ugly exchange of miscues and messups, where one messup would mean the opponent got the win. The score went from 2-5 to 3-6, then to 4-7 on some quick games. The critical moment came when Whitee put himself up 4-8 on a kiss of a ball and several rails and managed to scoop the 9-ball into a corner pocket. Tang then followed up with an angry quick victory following a bad break to cut the gap to 5-8, and then gave Whitee into a difficult shot to force the error. He made the follow up "ball-in-hand" shot to cut the lead to 6-8. The next two games were flagrant examples of trying to force errors for opponents when Whitee started playing Tang's style of ball. Each match got down to the wire, and they split the next two matches. Score: 7-9. Tang looked forward to the ultimate comeback, lashing out at Whitee with taunts and jeers. But on the opening break, Whitee made the 9-ball in against astronomical odds (this was the second time he did this), but this time it helped him win the critical 10th match point, and therefore the game. Tang must win the next match to prolong this "Best of 7" billiards showdown.
This match was followed by a long delay of online insulting and "disappointed attempts" to play. A good example is illustrated below:
miketang12: do you want to play pool
miketang12: with balls with craters in them and a big long hollow shaft
Jcyl29: oh absolutely, since i have 2 midterm to prepare
miketang12: yah, let's go
Jcyl29: u can go
Jcyl29: stick that hollow thing up ur candy ass
miketang12: i never knew my ass was that good
miketang12: you make it sound just wholesome
miketang12: like wheat bran
miketang12: don't get soggy, even in milk
miketang12: it should be a new brand of cereal called Sugar Flakes
miketang12: Brown Sugar Flakes
miketang12: you must be doing a lot of studying on this computer, it's aways on
miketang12: not doing any special favors for the um..."mouse" r u?
miketang12: personally, i like to rub the tiny little ball underneath
miketang12: so rubbery and firm
miketang12: mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, ohhhhhhhhhh
GAME 6 = WHITEEE'S WIRE ACT
After a bunch of unserious games, where Tang or Whitee just screwed off finally comes a true competition-calibur game. In Match 1, Whiteee made a critical mistake leaving the 9-ball to Tang with ball-in-hand, but Tang purposefully hit both balls in to secure Whitee's win. Then, after Whitee missed in Match 2, Tang hit a flagrant jump-ball that flew upwards and into the side-pocket a la basketball. Once again, this gave Whitee the open look, which put up by 2. In Match 3, Whiteee hits an unbelievable kiss shot to bank the 9-ball in before the game had a chance to get down to the wire. Tang found himself losing all his previous skills, being down 0-3, and called Whitee the leech. As Match 4 got down to the wire, Tang felt a little bit of his touch come back briefly before missing badly on the 9-ball, warranting another Whitee win. Then, as the next match broke open, Tang thrice gave Whiteee horrendously bad shots, all of which Whitee managed to foil. He even started to jump the cue ball with skill, making a shot in after a jump! However, a fatal mistake by Whitee gave Tang a very slim chance to make an easy kiss shot to roll the 9-ball in. Tang was still down 1-4. Whitee got the next 2 matches as his confidence grew, making a sick jump ball that somehow crawled onto the side of the table and came back into play. Then, a Whitee mistake leads to a Tang victory. The score was 2-6 in Whitee's favor. The next match saw a number of fancy plays by both players, each trying to give the other the difficult shot...all Whiteee could do was respond with "you asshole." But in the end, Whitee took over and put Tang behind 2-7. Seeing, no end in sight of Whitee's streak, Tang did something unprecedented--jump the damn ball at nearly every shot...and it worked! First time, it went out of bounds and the girl who bent over to pick it up for Tang inadvertently gave Whiteee a nice look at her ass. Then, Tang immediately striked the ball as hard as he could while Whitee was standing opposite side of the table. The ball flew in the air and missed Whitee's head by 2 inches. Once again, the girls got all excited and strutted their goods for the white man, but Tang was determined to come back with heart. Intense plays and Tang's persistence to try smart shots and set frustrating traps for Whitee finally gave him the win! 3-7! Soon, with the cue-ball flying everywhere but where it was supposed to be, Tang's rough style of play earned him 2 consecutive wins--marking the start of a critical comeback! He was now very close to Whiteee, being down 5-7. Then there was a short break, as Tang and Whitee played a game with the girls, and then Tang netted 2 more solid wins to tie the game 7 apiece, gaining momentum with each crazy-ass ill-advised shot. Whiteee stole the show the next match, clearing the last several shots in a row! But Tang answered back decisively with a win where he too cleared the last 3 shots of the game...the result--a tie at 8-8. The next round really got down to the wire, but Tang gracefully put in the last 2 shots for a 9-8 lead, coming back from 2-7! However, he didn't want to win too easily,and let Whitee get back into his game, and made it 9-9. Smiling with glee at the seemingly frustrated beyond relief Whitee, Tang made a bad shot, and Whitee started to grow balls and tried crazy shots. After minutes of aiming, Whitee banked the cue-ball off another ball and sank the 9--a somewhat difficult shot--and secured the 9-10 win over Tang. While Whitee does lead the series 4 against 2, this game was one-shot away from being Tang's ultimate comeback victory, and one-shot away from being Whitee's biggest confidence-killer.
GAME 7=SLAUGHTERHOUSE HIVE
It must be Sproul, Tang's favorite place to play, Whitee's least favorite place to play. Circus shots and simply bad shots for Da Big White simply gave Tang an uncanny edge, even though Tang didn't try to do anything special. Everytime Whitee would try to hit, he'd miss and put it in a good position for Tang. He went up quickly 2-0 on a crazy bank shot that sent the 9-ball bouncing off the side rail and through the entire lenght of the table and finally kiss off an 8-ball into the corner pocket. That set the tone for things to come. Whitee tried to come back, and the closest he got was off a lucky shot to make it 3-1. Tang messed up a fatal shot and gave Whitee a straight-in shot that he missed, and Tang captivated on it, 4-1. Whitee made a quick 9-ball luck shot to make it 4-2, but Tang responded with a quickie of his own, squeezing 2-balls in the same hole to make it 5-2. Then, Tang made another miraculous shot, smacking the 3-ball in one pocket, while the cueball rebounded to knock the 9-ball into the adjacent pocket to make it 6-2. Whitee, irritated, came back with a strong circus game, hitting everything randomly, making it 6-3. Then, Tang pulled away three straight games, all of them, he won due to setting up bad shots for Whiteee, and thus made the score an impressionable 9-3. Whitee fought back briefly and Tang played with uncharacteristic swagger, hitting the ball randomly, urging a comeback. Whitee made it 9-4, much to Tang's delight. "Let's see if I can stretch it out to 9 games again," he said. He started playing not giving a care, and made some real circus plays, including one shot where he jumped the 3-ball out of the table, and the cue-ball stayed in bounds to hit another ball in. "That's a scratch," Whitee argued, but Tang said logically, he didn't scratch as long as cue-ball is in play. Tang was up so far ahead, Whitee didn't feel like arguing, so Tang took the shot and scratched on purpose to make Whitee happy. Then on the next shot, he bounced the cue-ball off a rail and backwards, straight into a pocket, a la basketball!! Whitee, sickened by Tang's antics, put up a fight, and made it 9-5. However, during the next match, Tang accidentally kissed the cue-ball off another ball and hit the 9-ball in after a long rebound, while attempting another shot, and the game ended quickly at 10-5...Whitee happy he was spared a humiliating 9-game stretch.