Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hurt My League Goal Chances

Well, wanting to be in the top 10 on my B league might have got shot by my bad play last Tuesday. I won only 1 out of 5 games. I could have one all 5, should have won at least 3. :(

I don't know now if it's even possible to get back near the top 10 after that terrible night. :(

Friday, December 26, 2008

Earl Strickland Wing Shots Video

At the pool school with Johnny Archer and Earl Strickland I went to in Oct in Dallas, during the session with Earl, one of my classmates, Juan, video taped Earl shooting wing shots. Check it out for yourself - awesome!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm just a girl that plays pool

I went to the pool room I always go to, this time on a Saturday morning at 11am (right when the doors opened). I have been there on a Saturday before, several times actually, but usually I only go to the pool room a half dozen times during the week, at night/per month.

I put my ipod on, throw out ten balls, and start working on conditioning my pre shot routine and stroke.

After about 30 minutes, this gentlemen comes in and chooses one of the 8 foots tables cati-corner to my 9-foot. He's a skinny fellow, and although looks younger than he is, he's still prolly in his 50s or so.

After about 15 minutes, he interrupts Chris Brown on my ipod to tell me I play really good, and that he's never seen a girl play as well as I. I respond with a laugh, "well, thanks, but there's a lot more female players that play better than I do."

I put my earbud back in my ear and proceed to hit more balls and he interrupts me again after about 15 more minutes and he says with a smile, "have you see this?" He's holding towards me a "frequent player" card of the pool room - the card is worth a free hour of pool. I reply with, "Yes, I have many of those."

I think he nods or something and he realizes I actually play there often and I realize he thinks this is my first time in there. Although I appreciate the offer of the card and the compliment, I'd really like to just work on my game.

Eventually he leaves and I spend another hour conditioning with no more interruptions.

After that, I play one pocket for three hours.