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Old 05-05-04, 07:42 PM
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Professional Pool - males vs. females

In professional pool, why do they split up the sexes? Why don't they have males and females playing against each other? I mean, pool isn't football, I don't see why they need to do this. That said, if they were to mix them up, do they think the males would flat out dominate or what? To me, it looks like the women actually play better. I think Allison Fisher would whip Francesco Bustamante's butt pool.
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Old 05-05-04, 10:11 PM
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Muscle size may not be much of a factor, but height is definitely an advantage. Someone who is 6'4" and has long arms will have a huge advantage, especially if jump shots are allowed.
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Old 05-06-04, 02:09 AM
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Why would you want to watch a man and woman play when you can watch TWO women play.

Jeanette Lee v. Jennifer Chen (on ESPN2 right now)

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aside from hight, it shouldn't make any difference at all. I get beat by women almost every time i play pool.
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Old 05-06-04, 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by DarkElf
Why would you want to watch a man and woman play when you can watch TWO women play.

Jeanette Lee v. Jennifer Chen (on ESPN2 right now)
Ah nothing like watching the Black Widow shoot pool

Maybe the women aren't as good though. Do you ever see women competing in those trick shot competitions? Obviously it's not really analogous to normal 9-ball but I would assume the guys who take those competitions would clean up in regular 9-Ball too.
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