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[18 Oct 2005|12:06pm]

This place is dead - I'm outta here!
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[05 Jun 2005|10:25pm]

Hi, I'm new here. I'm 16, live in Australia, and have been playing 8-Ball for about 2 years ish.

Just thought I'd say hi and have a look around.

Talk later!
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the massé [03 May 2005|11:28am]

hi guys, i'm new to this community. i live in the UK. i play a lot of pool; 8-ball, 9-ball and snooker.

yesterday i was at the local club where my girlfriend managed to take this fantastic long-exposure photo of the massé shot - the white ball takes a semi-circular path to the object ball and i just had to share it with some people who might appreciate it. enjoy!

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Question for guys [22 Mar 2005|07:23pm]

Hey, this might be a little bit off subject, but not completely.

My boyfriend is 30, loves pool (he plays on league 4 nights a week, competes in tourneys for BCA and APA and competes for Vegas...he's been playing for 4 years and is a 6 in 9-ball and a 7 in 8-ball).

He doesn't drink or smoke. He loves football, soccer, baseball, basketball. His very favorite teams are Atlanta Braves and Falcons.

Now, the question...his birthday is coming up. Since you all play pool and can maybe relate to him a bit...
do you have any suggestions on what I could get him for his birthday? Cheap is okay...we're both broke...I don't care if he gets me something worth 50 cents...same with him.

A little more about him...
he asked for a threesome...joking, but would actually like it. You know what I mean. He doesn't expect it. Hehe.
Sex is good and often. My screen name may give you insight on our roles.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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New Pool Site [17 Mar 2005|09:35pm]

Hey guys...new to the community. Just wanted to let you guys know I started a new pool site Addicted to Pool Would love some ideas on what to add...or if anyone would like to write content on the site. Anything really. Hope you guys like.

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[18 Feb 2005|11:33pm]

Was just wondering if any UK student archers were coming to the BUSA next weekend? It should be really good, I'm just hoping I don't make quite as much a fool of myself in this one!

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For Anyone in the Nashville Area!! [18 Feb 2005|01:58am]
I'm coming down for the BCA Open Qualifier on saturday and sunday, Feb 26th and 27th. Dunno if anyone on here will be there, just figured it'd be nice to maybe find someone who I could say I knew when I got there. Don't like flying solo like this, but I guess, thus begins my downward journey into the underworld of pool--in hopes of walking the path to greatness.
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My Two Cents... and Three. [13 Feb 2005|02:59am]
[ mood | Sharing ]

So Within the last year I've changed many different ways in relation to pool. One of these is how I view the psychological aspect of it. Now, I'm no hustler and I think it's petty, but, I'm by no means against minor psychological warfare. So, here's a quick list (behind the cut since some people may find them offensive) of t-shirts that I wear when I'm outside the 'normal' tournament style play we all love and hate so much (double elimination, no, single elim, no alternating break, no winner break... endlessly changing)

Improving Pool Playing America's Reading Comprehension, one insult at a timeCollapse )

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BCA Open Qaulifying Tournament, Feb 26th-27th [11 Feb 2005|04:00pm]
Here are some details for this tournament if anyone is going. This is one of
only three open male division qaulifying tournaments left to go before the BCA Open in Vegas. The second and third tournaments are being held in wisconsin (on the same day due to a moving up of the date) and in Cropus Cristi Texas.

Date: Feb 26-27
Registrationg info: Open; day of; starts at 10am
Start Time Saturday: Noon
Start Time Sunday: TBA
Fee: 50 dollars plus 20 dollar green's fee;
Cash and check accepted, credit card unkown
Location: Madison, Tennessee JOB's Billiards.
Contact Number: 1-615-868-4270
Hall Owner: Jim Laylock (spelling?)
Hall size: Three rooms, 30 tables, several are diamond smart tables

I don't know that anyone is going for sure but considering the availability of tournaments for the BCA Open, I would assume that this will be a very large tournament. From what I understand there is no cash prize involved but first place does net you a 500 dollar entry fee into the BCA Open, as well as a 500 dollar travel/hotel expense when you check into the Vegas tourny.

Any thoughts/comments/questions just reply and I'll help as best I can. I myself am making (flying by the seat of my pants no less) the trek from WNY all the way to tennessee (staying with family nearby to tourny thank god) and will be in town for the entire week preceeding the tourny so's I can get a fel for things that are going to happen.
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Something to Think About [10 Feb 2005|10:43am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

I psted this in my other communty relating to pool, and I thought that perhaps it may be something at least a few people here might be interested. It's not so much related to yahoo pool as I tend to think of yahoo pool as non-existant when compared to real pool.

At all stages of the learning process for pool I think this is an important concept to understand:

When the world was still trying to break the sound barrier with aiplanes, they struggled phenominally against the forces that literally worked against the mechanics of the plane and the pilot. What people fail to realize is that for at least five years we were able to fly at the speed of sound. The problem was that at the speed of sound, the sound you make builds up (like a sonic boom) right around your wings, and creates an insane amount of turbulence. Enough in fact to rip the wings right off a plane no matter how well constructed, amongst other very bad things. It was the surpassing of the speed of sound that was important for the sake of doing so, and because beyond the speed of sound lay a realm of flight that was better and more efficient.

How I relate this to pool: We all encounter the barrier that leads to the next leel of pool. Everyone commonly refers to this barrier at each stage, as a plateau. I think it's just like flying -at- the speed of sound, before you break it and go faster. There's so much going on that it could break you. Suddenly you drop perfect runs up to the seven or eight, or you -see- that ball, that dastardly ball that you absolutely KNOW will stop your run, BUT, if you make -that- ball, that's it, you're out. Your positional play seems amazing, but it costs you shotmaking ability, or the opposite, suddenly you're making shots you've never even thought existed, pockets seem like parking garages and that space between two balls you previously thought you couldn't squeeeze that game winning shot through, might as well have the two blockers on different rails, cause you know you can get the ball through. The point is this; when we improve, we learn a series of new things, or just improve upon our weaknesses. And we do this one specific ability at a time, realize it or not. Then for it all to work, it has to work together, in unison. That's where people 'plateau', where they're just about to bring it all together. Naturally you incorporate these new talents one by one, but when you get them all flowing at once it's a different game and you suddenly feel like you don't know whats going on. But suddenly you'll fall off and seem worse and doubt everything. That's where you need to stop yourself and not doubt yourself, ever. Self-doubt will kill a poolplayer before anything tangeable ever could. Just convince yourself that it's all coming and relax, and you'll find that sooner rather than later (compared to practicing your brains out while you're pissed off, or pressuring yourself to play well during matches) that all of a sudden it'll all come together--and you'll know when that is. You'll be in the zone and just go.

So, those are my thoughts for the time being, I hope that it's not confusing and that all who read can draw from it.

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I'll Give You the Eight! ;) [09 Feb 2005|03:06pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

Hey all. I've been floating around on LJ looking for new communities to enter. I am an active pool player and love the game and have very high aspirations. No idle hobbiest am I. Within the next month i'll be hitting the road for a week to go to the BCA Open Qualifying tournament in Tennessee. If you're on yahoo pool and/or messenger, feel free to message me at Django_break
Here's some quick info about myself:
Age: 20
Played for: 4 years
Cues: Muecci something or other (msrp 385) and break cue Balabushka (not an original, not great, original price was 250 i believe, it's definately not worth that now)
Handicap: Well I don't play in the APA (Because I'm still a year too young, nd that bothers me because the local APA... they just suck. There are only two handicap 7 players, and thats the best they've got) but local weekly handicapped tourny has spots as such: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8-1, 8-2, 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 12-2, 13-2, 14-2, 15-2, 16-2. Think of 16-2 as being... whatever male is top in the field and has been. Think unstoppable. a 16-2 plays one of our 4's in a race 16 to 2, and plays an 8 16-6. Atm I'm currently an 8-1, started three years ago as a lowly 4.

Anywho, I've made myself known. Hopefully I'll bump into some of you on yahoo pool, I'm going to start playing again (my rating was 1600+ for a good while and then i quit yahoo because of school work and real pool consuming my life except for sleep, and then i started playing again, and i feel... awkward. Back down to 1500).

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Hi all! [22 Nov 2004|07:02am]

Randomly happened accross this lj community, thought i'd poke my head in and say hi. I'm from Maine, and I'm also on an APA 9-ball and APA 8-ball team. Feel free to yahoo me if'n ya wanna play yahoo pool.
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[13 Nov 2004|07:27pm]

[ mood | confused ]

Hey, am new here and have a question.
I have recently bought a pool cue, and although the tip is a good quality, and well shaped, it's also very hard and it doesn't hold chalk at all. Can anyone give me some advice about how to make it hold chalk better?
Thanks :)

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New here, just learned how to play Pool [28 Jul 2004|05:15am]

[ mood | tired ]

Uh Hi ^_^ I'm new here. My name is Rainier. But I go by Tidus or Shuyin at times. Whichever works for you guys. I just learned how to play pool. I know the rules somewhat, and what can and can't happen during a game of pool as far as scratches and such. But knowing fully of the game couldn't hurt. If anyone would like to help a beginner player out, please please please, leave some tips, pointers, rules, etc. Well, take it easy everyone.

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[20 Jul 2004|06:08pm]

What's up! this is Jocelyn, 20 from Jersey. Just joined the community, love playing pool, feel free to share some tips...no really, please, feel FREE to share some tips.
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Someone Help me [07 Feb 2004|08:46pm]

I'm in the market to buy a pool cue, but I'm not sure what kind to get. I don't want one that's very expensive--I'm not that good yet and I don't feel that I deserve the best. But I was looking at maybe Excalibur or Dufferin. Are these brands decent quality? If someone could give me some sort of advice, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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[30 Jun 2003|09:34am]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hello, I'm new, and obviously love pool.

The past year I've been in many small regional tournaments down in New Mexico, and also attended the ACUI conference in Ogden, Utah, placing 4th. I adore 9-ball and straight pool, as well as carom. I'm currently on a straight pool ladder, but also attending a one-pocket tournament in July.

I'm excited to be here, to talk to all you pool players out there, and get tips and help for my matches!

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hey guys! [12 Jun 2003|08:19pm]

[ mood | excited ]

hello everyone...i just joined this community today and i'm very excited about it. i love playing pool, i play 8-ball and 9-ball, but 9-ball is definately my favorite. I just recently graduated from Radford University, in Radford, Virginia this past may. While attending school there I was on a pool league there and i loved it. I also competed at ACUI (Associations of College Unions International) for the Region 5 area in 9-ball. The first year I placed 2nd and this past year I placed 3rd and was invited to play in the Nationals.

Since graduation I have joined an APA team in the area and will be playing matches on Sunday nights. I'm sure I will be telling u guys all about those matches and things I did wrong during them to get extra help and feedback.

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[22 May 2002|11:14pm]

Vote for whoever you think is the prettiest?
I *hope* the link works this time
Read the rules,and Just in case you havent figured it out...Im in there too...Jovial_Kitten,If you find me pretty,unique,or unusual...go ahead and cast a vote my way:)
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Some advice? [12 May 2002|12:11am]

If theres something I've learnt from watching the experts play pool..

it is that you have to think ahead!

Don't just go for the most easy shot. Think about where the ball is going to roll to, after you've hit the shot.

Is there any other advice that anyone would like to share?

Any advice on the backspin and things?
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