Ali was enjoying his weekend at the sports center in Manama. He was playing in a local pool championship. Ali 1 had played/had been playing well for half an hour and 2 won/had won three of the first five games. He put down the glass he 3 was drinking/had been drinking from and was getting ready to pot the black to win the final game when his false teeth dropped out.
My take on it: 1 - both are possible 2 - both are possible 3 - not sure