Friday, June 19, 2009

The Upside of Losing

$2 beers
Penny slots
Good friends

The Pool Bug

Sometimes, I can't believe how much I still love pool after all these years. This morning, I am just so excited to get my enormous cappuccino and got hit balls while most of my compatriots are still dreaming (or having nightmares, depending on yesterday's matches.) I think I've officially got the pool bug for life.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tough Day at the Office

This is the view from outside of my hotel window. Glorious Michiana.

I had a tough day at the office, today. I lost to Miyuki Sakai 9-7. I played well through out the match as we see-sawed back and forth. I got up 6-5 before the shot clock came out. I have played many, many matches on the shot clock and the majority of the time everything is fine. Today, I just couldn't seem to put it out of my mind. I felt panicky and rushed and got down over the balls too quickly. When I'm talking too quickly, I probably mean on the order of milliseconds. Just enough to throw things off.

Oh well. I'm giving myself a few minutes to grieve and then I'm going to head downstairs and sweat my friends' matches.

Tomorrow, I play the loser of the Sarahs (Ellerby and Rousey.)

Great Lakes Classic

I just woke up here in Michigan City, Indiana, and I'm ready to play!

My first match is at 11am against Miyuki Sakai.

- Put a good stroke on every shot
- Be happy

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thank You, Sponsors!

I would like to thank my sponsors for bringing me to the 2009 WPBA Midwest Classic!

Dr. Gary C. Borge DDS practices dentistry in California. If there are any Sacramento-area readers out there, visit Dr. Borge and talk pool while receiving his excellent dental care:

Gary C. Borge, DDS
4660 Natomas Boulevard, #120-207
Sacramento, CA 95835
(916) 769-5955

When in New York City, a visit to the Skyline Billiard Club is a must. Skyline is quickly making a name for itself as one of the top "players' rooms" in the country. Check out the live tournament feed at

Skyline Billiard Club
2515 McDonald Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11223
(718) 627-3407

Thank you all again for your support!

- Liz Ford