2014 is coming to an end soon. Only a few days left.
While I have accomplished a lot in pool (one title I've ALWAYS wanted to win (BCA Texas State singles), another I never thought I could win (a single Nationals title), how do I feel about my year?
You want the honest truth?
I don't feel any different.
I wish I had someone important by my side when I won those titles, instead my b/f at the time was always breaking up with me and not there for me. I was alone for each win; for each title. It was bitter sweet to win the ACS National 9-Ball Women's Single tourney on Mother's Day, though.
One thing I don't like is everyone keeps telling me I'm a master player when I am not. I'd like to earn that title, before being told I can't play in events. It's upsetting me a lot b/c it's not true that I am a master player. I'm advanced ONLY with ACS. Open player with BCAPL.
Yet, you win titles and people assume you are "ranked" higher. I suppose that comes with the territory, though, right?
I didn't play a lot of pool last year. I mean, I played in big tournaments, yes, but I only played in two OB Cues Ladies Tour stops and that's only because they were in town, lol. I quit two of my leagues and now only play in my ladies league. I don't even play in weekly tournaments anymore, either.
I hope to play in more weekly tournaments next year, though! Play against the guys and hopefully get even better! That'd be fun to get even better! Wow! I can't even imagine how exciting that would be!
And then, someone in the billiards field said if there was an award for female amateur player of the year, he thought I should get it. I never thought about that. WOW, me, really? That thought actually crossed someone's mind?? He said, "Seriously, it is probably one of the best season's that an amateur has ever had."
I don't really know about that, but it's sweet and awesome to even think that, really, of me and my pool year. :) Makes me look at the past year QUITE different!