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HEADPHONES – PERSONAL BENEFITS AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES ~ by Peggy Mallen

Allowing headphones during league or tournaments has become a bigger conversation among tournament directors and pool players. It wasn’t that long ago a few players were using headphones during practice, and even fewer were using them while playing league or during a local tournament. However, in recent months there has been a striking upswing in

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Shot Sequence ~ The Monk “Tim Miller”

Sometimes we face a shot with a tentative spirit. In our mind we remember missing that shot. Missing that shot has become a perception and we turned that perception into our mind set. From our mind set we act, we think and we perform. Practice is designed to erase our faulty perceptions about a missed

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Gaijin Custom Cues ~ Patrick Sampey

I just sat down with the guys of Gaijin Custom Cues, and they want to make a cue to suit you. Robby, Marshall, and Josh are just typical southern guys with a love of the game of pool and non-traditional design. They have a simple philosophy, each of us has a natural stroke and the

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Popular Billiard University Summer Boot Camps Concluded for 2018~ Dr Dave Alciatore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. Dave Alciatore Email: info@BilliardUniversity.org Phone: (970) 482-8229 PRESS RELEASE The Popular Billiard University Summer Boot Camps Concluded for 2018 July 17, 2018 (Fort Collins, CO): The sixth annual Billiard University (BU) Summer Boot Camps wrapped up the weekends of July 6-8 (Overview Course) and July 13-15 (Advanced Course). This year’s

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Raise your skill level ~ The Monk (Tim Miller)

When you study my concept in teaching you will find that I focus on skill development. I can show you a shot and you will know it before you build the skills for the shot, so I spend most of my workshop and private lessons time on skill development. I want you to return to

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Freezer’s Ice House Review ~ Steve Sherman

Scott Frost hasn’t just created a pool hall, he has created an experience. When you first enter through what feels like a brief tunnel and the place slowly unfolds as you enter, you know that you are about to experience something special. Freezer’s is a stunning modern establishment with state of the art lighting, an

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Scott Erwin’s Butt ~Bradley C. Thuringer

It seems like often the best things in my life come to me unexpectedly. When I was in college the local music shop had a bass guitar that I loved.  I would go and visit it and sit to play it several times a week for months.   While saving up my money to take it home.

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Mafia Mike’s Review- Florida Pool Players Oasis ~ Patrick Sampey

When I first walked into Mafia Mike’s pool hall, a semi-circle layout of tables, evenly measured out in a big open space, thriving with light and vigor  a pool Oasis — the place was alive and thriving with people playing pool.  It was like coming home.  I felt at ease — at one with the game. The

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Nick Varner’s Hall Of Fame ~ Patrick Sampey

Nick Varner’s Hall Of Fame No other player dominated professional pool in the 1980’s quite like Nick Varner. In fact, in 1989 alone, Nick won 11 professional events, which is currently recognized by many as the greatest single season ever recorded in professional pool. During his heyday, Nick won eight World Championships in various pool

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