Peggy Mallen

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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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WEST MICHIGAN NINE-YEAR-OLD PHENOM PARKER JAKUBCZAK ~ Peggy Mallen

  Nine-year-old Parker Jakubczak from West Michigan is tearing up the felt! This young man, who started playing at the ripe old age of seven, has placed in five tournaments since June 21, 2015. That’s only 15 months of playing in tournaments! Did I mention that he was only nine years old? I had a

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Ron Daniels: Twisted Turtle Cues

Artist, painter, poet, musician – Ron Daniels does it all when it comes to the arts, including producing one of the most unique custom cues on the planet! He gets many of his talents from his grandfather who held over 140 patents in his lifetime relating to the medical field. Ron’s true passion of custom

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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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The Other Farmer Story. ~ Peggy Mallen

Are you tired of the usual run-of-the-mill story about the great names in billiards? Well, I’m here to tell you the “other” story about one of the great artistic pool players of our time, Marty “The Farmer” Carey. Sure, he’s had many accolades through the years (starting in the early 1990’s finishing first in many

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A “Brush” Stroke Of Genius. ~ Peggy Mallen

“I work from a place in the mind that I discovered where reality, memory, imagination and the dream world meet.”-A.Robins The stroke—how illusive it can be when mastering the game of pool. We all know that peak performance can only be attained when the stroke is at its finest. The “brush stroke” to an artist has

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