During my first match of the Omega tournament last weekend at Pucketts in south Fort Worth, Texas, I'm playing against a friend of mine, who is a really good player.
As I mentioned, I played really sporty in this match!
The Omega Billiards Tour is handicapped and the rankings range from 5 to 9. If you are a 6, for example, then you race to 6.
I am a 6 in this tournament and my opponent is a 7. I race to 6, he races to 7.
I find myself up 4-2 and as I make the 9-ball he comes up to me to shake my hand. I look at him funny and he says, "Isn't it over?"
I looked at the score and move my coin to 5, which puts me on the hill and I so needed one more game.
"No, it's not over yet."
He asks me gently but seriously, "aren't you a 5?"
Uh, NO I'm not 5! OMG he thought I was a 5? Don't I play better than a 5? I thought he knew me! lol.
I replied nicely, "No, Imma 6."
He says, "Oh, I thought you were a 5. When did you move up to a 6?" And he's serious!
"I've always been a 6....." I share with him, in disbelief.
At this point I'm seriously trying not to be offended and just trying to focus solely on the fact I need only one more game to win the match.
Luckily, I do in fact win the next game and yet still shocked and funny he thought I was a 5. I swear I don't play that bad!
I told this story several times to friends over the weekend and they all laughed at me. lol!