March 2016

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From the Mind of Darren Appleton {Part One}

From an early age I knew one day I would be a World Champion in sports. But every successful person, in sports or not, knows it’s a process and continues to be. We never stop learning and understanding. From the age of say, six, my passion was sports. Education wasn’t a interest to me and

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Partner’s Events- Fun or Just Frustrating?

Every so often a league, tour, or pool hall will hold a partner’s event. These events can be really fun and rewarding, but, they can also be quite frustrating. The key to making these events enjoyable it to know what you are getting into and to set reasonable expectations. People play in partner’s events for

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Lukas Fracasso-Verner. ~ Katie Fiorilla {Interview}

If you play pool competitively in the Northeast area there is a good chance that you have seen the 14- year-old B player Lukas Fracasso-Verner. The kid is everywhere; The New England 9-Ball Series, The Predator Tour, the Tri-State Tour, the USAPL pool league, the BCA Jack and Jill, and numerous other events. Someone once

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Will “River” Burke. ~ William DeYonker {Interview}

Q: How many years have you been playing pool?  A: I’ve been playing pool for 13 years but only serious about it for three. Q: Who are your sponsors?  A: Grinding clothing company, Diveney Custom Cues, Sergeants Sports Bar, Sharky’s Billiards, and Crafton Railroad Company Q: How many tournaments have you competed in?  A: I’ve played in 300+ tournaments in

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Marty Carey Jump Cue. ~ Garret Troop {Review}

This specialty jump cue is made out of cored carbon fiber. The shaft is a conical taper down to a 9mm diameter; the tip is a G10 ferrule that flares out. The cue is six ounces and lifts the cue ball very well. The reason I say that it is a specialty jump cue is

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Young Gunz. ~ Brian Pauley

One of the phrases that you hear in many facets of life is that the children are our future. It’s no different in pool then it would be in any other sport. You need young kids that want to continue the sport and take it into the future, in order to have that, you need

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Derrick Burnham. ~ Katie Fiorilla

I first met Derrick Burnham at a New England 9-Ball Series Tour stop event as he was running racks. Many players can run a rack, but Derrick looked like he knew how to do it the right way. He chose good position routes, had a great stroke, and knew when to play a safety. When

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Emily Herpel’s Journey. ~ Peggy Mallen

What an honor it is for a junior pool player, age 14 through 18, to be chosen for the spring training camp, sponsored and put on by the Black Widow Foundation, to prepare for the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Atlantic Challenge Cup. Ten players are invited to the camp and out of ten, six

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Getting Comfortable With Your Dominant Eye. ~ Dominic Esposito

[Some very interesting information at the 2:26 mark!] ​​ We want to talk about an area you might have overlooked when you’re working hard to build up your playing skills. Please consider the benefits of The PRO ENGLISH TRAINER for the positive results it produces.: 1. Developing your center ball alignment accuracy. 2. Applying up

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