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Has taken me 2 years and 17 days to finally run 9 ball racks. - 09-17-2020, 09:38 PM

Just want to thank all the instructors and seasoned players for putting up with my stupid questions over this time. I have went from a total beginning to I think a pretty good player in this time. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, everything clicked in about 10 days ago. I started doing everything right. All of the videos I have watched, matches on you tube, instructionals, have all finally paid off.

I just went 5-0 against the ghost, with two break and runs. The best I have ever played.

Of course I have not played anybody in a while, due to the bars being shut down. So I know things will be different when I play a real opponent, but Iím really happy with my progress at age 63.

Thanks again for all your help. This is a great forum.
  
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09-17-2020, 09:47 PM

Oh my....

You should never voice out loud that you’ve “got it”, or have made any kind of break through. The pool gods will surely hand you an epic beat down!


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09-17-2020, 10:18 PM

Iím still getting beat down every practice session.
  
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09-18-2020, 01:39 AM

congrats judo!
that's a nice result
but the improvement is what I find most impressive
I remember when you posted you had barely run a rack
now you're out here whuppin ghosts
every time you post you're trying to get better
hard work pays off..good on ya pal


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09-18-2020, 04:30 AM

thats great improvement in a very short amount of time.
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09-18-2020, 04:59 AM

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Just want to thank all the instructors and seasoned players for putting up with my stupid questions over this time. I have went from a total beginning to I think a pretty good player in this time. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, everything clicked in about 10 days ago. I started doing everything right. All of the videos I have watched, matches on you tube, instructionals, have all finally paid off.

I just went 5-0 against the ghost, with two break and runs. The best I have ever played.

Of course I have not played anybody in a while, due to the bars being shut down. So I know things will be different when I play a real opponent, but Iím really happy with my progress at age 63.

Thanks again for all your help. This is a great forum.
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09-19-2020, 06:36 PM

Awesome!!!! This is the result of dedication and lots of work. Congrats.
  
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09-22-2020, 02:40 PM

First, congratulations!
Second, can you pinpoint what clicked? I am coming up on the two year mark. Covid has been good for my game (lots of practice on my home table) but I feel stuck. The improvement the first year was so dramatic, and I now I feel like I am going at a micro pace, despite all the practice. The people on this forum have been fantastic (esepcially Scott Lee and Bob Jewett... and everyone, actually) and I have learned a ton, but this game is maddening! How did you go about practicing? What clicked?
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