Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
Exactly. Some people have made TT the main thing in their life, so probably they feel important making those strict rules, ruining the true spirit of TT with it.
You guys are right...all this game needs is common sense to be successful.
The rules of TT have evolved over the past years, and are designed to provide the greatest good for the majority. I don't think any of the rule-makers want to feel important, I certainly don't.
Whenever the players, who are the important part of TT, feel a rule is not right it gets discussed and if the majority want it changed, it gets changed.
Common sense doesn't come into it. If a ball is out, it is out, even if was such a good shot that common sense says it should have been in.
I haven't managed a slam, and I don't want to, but in the little tournaments I've managed the deadline is the deadline, full stop, end of!
Crocodile, please don't quit over this. I disagree with you, but you're far too good a player to be lost to TT.