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Instructor in the LA area? - 11-15-2019, 10:39 AM

A friend is in need of an instructor in the L.A. CA area. Clean up the basics, work on patterns and cue ball control too. Prefers a certified instructor.

Can anyone give some recommendations?

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11-15-2019, 11:07 AM

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A friend is in need of an instructor in the L.A. CA area. Clean up the basics, work on patterns and cue ball control too. Prefers a certified instructor.

Can anyone give some recommendations?

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There's Calvin Coker out of Orange County. He is currently active, an excellent player, and a nice guy. Not sure about L.A. proper.
  
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11-15-2019, 11:42 AM

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A friend is in need of an instructor in the L.A. CA area. Clean up the basics, work on patterns and cue ball control too. Prefers a certified instructor.

Can anyone give some recommendations?

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The PBIA site (http://playbetterbilliards.com) has a search function by state. Here is the result for California:
http://playbetterbilliards.com/instr...ntry=&active=1
I think there are four or five in the general LA area.


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11-15-2019, 01:53 PM

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The PBIA site (http://playbetterbilliards.com) has a search function by state. Here is the result for California:
http://playbetterbilliards.com/instr...ntry=&active=1
I think there are four or five in the general LA area.
Actually, only two.
West LA and Long Beach.

“General Area”?
Is that less than 50 miles.....one way?


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11-15-2019, 02:04 PM

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Actually, only two.

“General Area”?
Is that less than 50 miles.....one way?
There are 66 or so cities that make up the General L.A. County area. I might have to challenge this Howard Kennedy fellow to a king of Long Beach match lol.
  
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Thanks! - 11-15-2019, 02:14 PM

Thanks to all! I am a country boy and dodge the big cities or just bounce off the edges of them. I don't know the cities well at all and only made one trip into California. I know that in LA twenty miles or so can be a long trip or no big deal depending.

Bob thanks for the list link. I knew there was a list of instructors but not how to find it or how complete it is.

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There are 66 or so cities that make up the General L.A. County area.
I might have to challenge this Howard Kennedy fellow to a king of Long Beach match lol.
88 cities, approximate 140 unincorporated areas, and communities within the City of Los Angeles

Map...http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/la...icColorMap.pdf


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88 cities, approximate 140 unincorporated areas, and communities within the City of Los Angeles

Map...http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/la...icColorMap.pdf
Nice, I knew it was a double number!
  
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There are 66 or so cities that make up the General L.A. County area. I might have to challenge this Howard Kennedy fellow to a king of Long Beach match lol.
Howard played pretty sporty in the '90's from what I remember.


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11-15-2019, 06:33 PM

There are lots. Maybe start with Beau Runningen, then Rudy Karraa, Tang Hoa, Sal Butera, maybe even Chris Robinson when heís in town.




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There are lots. Maybe start with Beau Runningen, then Rudy Karraa, Tang Hoa, Sal Butera, maybe even Chris Robinson when he’s in town.
I’ve worked with Beau and Calvin Coker. Both have helped me tremendously.

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Iíve developed a crooked stroke, mostly when drawing the ball. Iíll be in Burbank in February and might be interested in someone helping me with it. I know plenty of instructors but who can really understand the stroke and fix this damn thing
  
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Iíve developed a crooked stroke, mostly when drawing the ball. Iíll be in Burbank in February and might be interested in someone helping me with it. I know plenty of instructors but who can really understand the stroke and fix this damn thing
Watch Torís video on YouTube. His stroke drill will answer your question.
  
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