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I need a teacher. - 04-13-2005, 08:12 AM

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This is my first post on the forumn, Im just starting out in pool. I am really bad, hehe, but Im practicing, Im not getting much better, and think that Im re-inforcing bad habits/play, because I really dont know exactly what I should be doing. Can someone reccomend a site where I can find a teacher in the St. Louis, MO area? Thanks.
  
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04-13-2005, 08:16 AM

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This is my first post on the forumn, Im just starting out in pool. I am really bad, hehe, but Im practicing, Im not getting much better, and think that Im re-inforcing bad habits/play, because I really dont know exactly what I should be doing. Can someone reccomend a site where I can find a teacher in the St. Louis, MO area? Thanks.

How much money do you have...OHB might be willing to assist in the learning process.
  
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04-13-2005, 08:19 AM

I live in O'Fallon, Illinois; about 15 minutes East of St. Louis!
Look under the thread "Cue School Week". If you're looking for something earlier than that, check out www.zimsrack.com and contact if you're interested!
Where do you live at?

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04-13-2005, 08:24 AM

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This is my first post on the forumn, Im just starting out in pool. I am really bad, hehe, but Im practicing, Im not getting much better, and think that Im re-inforcing bad habits/play, because I really dont know exactly what I should be doing. Can someone reccomend a site where I can find a teacher in the St. Louis, MO area? Thanks.

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04-13-2005, 08:52 AM

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I live in O'Fallon, Illinois; about 15 minutes East of St. Louis!
Look under the thread "Cue School Week". If you're looking for something earlier than that, check out www.zimsrack.com and contact if you're interested!
Where do you live at?

Thanks and good luck,
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And who said there's no such thing as luck...what a fortuitous and impeccably timed post by first time poster "Shootin' screwy in St. Looie".
Not only that, but Zim lucked out even more in getting additional advertising and air time. Hmmmmmmmmmmm....
  
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04-13-2005, 08:56 AM

Sometimes luck just falls on some people! We'll see how it turns out!
Ohhh, thanks for the extra plug for me!

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This is my first post on the forumn, Im just starting out in pool. I am really bad, hehe, but Im practicing, Im not getting much better, and think that Im re-inforcing bad habits/play, because I really dont know exactly what I should be doing. Can someone reccomend a site where I can find a teacher in the St. Louis, MO area? Thanks.

I was pretty much Self Taught, or Self mislead for almost 40 Years Plus of Playing Pool. I am now lucky as a friend who is a BCA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR is tutoring me FOR FREE.

But if you are on a Tight Budget, or Just want some Fundamentasl under your Belt before paying an Instructor $40.00-$50.00/Hour Plus for instructions.

I would personally recommend the Robert Byrne Tape Series Volumes I & II. Bet $40.00 I ever spent on Pool. I bouth the tape for a DEAL PRICE, but they are available from Muller Recreation for about $25.00 EACH..........
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04-13-2005, 09:33 AM

There is a list of BCA Certified instructors here:

http://www.bca-pool.com/play/instruc...ors_Active.htm
  
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Mark Wilson - 04-13-2005, 09:56 AM

I have to suggest Mark Wilson. I think he is a great instructor and going to him and letting him create a consistant repeatable stroke from scratch would be an excellent thing to do! His website is www.playgreatpool.com.

That being said, you have to reallize that after the lessons you need to apply and practice those lessons. This is when you should contact OHB and see if he'll play you some cheap sets. I only wish I was closer to St. Louis so I could regularly play the stronger competition so I could improve. I'm sure playing in that environment you will improve by leaps and bounds!


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04-13-2005, 10:22 AM

Speaking of Mark Wilson. I live no where near him but has anyone tried his video stroke analysis? Just wondering how much information you could get from this and how helpful it would be.

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04-13-2005, 10:27 AM

First off welcome to the board.

I also would recommend Mark Wilson, he is considered by many as one of the top instructors.

I havent had the opportunity to meet or work with Zim, but I agree with much of what he posts here.

I have also started working with students, I dont want to make this into a big add so if you want to talk to me about who I have studied under, what I believe it takes to get good at this game, or anything else feel free to send me a pm.

But understand that no matter who you work with (as long as they are qualified) it will take dedication and work from you to see the improvement. We can give you the knowledge and tools to improve, but any improvement you achieve will be due to the work you put into the game.

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But understand that no matter who you work with (as long as they are qualified) it will take dedication and work from you to see the improvement. We can give you the knowledge and tools to improve, but any improvement you achieve will be due to the work you put into the game.

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04-13-2005, 12:51 PM

I actually bought the byrnes vids, 1 and 2 at muellers, but every time, I play I feel Im doing something wrong. Money isnt a problem, but from a couple guys that I chatted with at ameristar, where I play poker, they say taht a lot of instructors charge 100$/hour or so, and you just run the same drill? Not sure though as a lot of BS gets thrown at the tables. Unfortuently there are no BCA instructors in my area, or at least i couldnt find any at the list i looked at a couple of days ago. Ill be contacting you guys that gave me the contact info though. Im from The Hill, near south stl. Thanks.

PS Where can i find Mark Wilson? Im sorry, also what/who is OHB.

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04-13-2005, 12:54 PM

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I actually bought the byrnes vids, 1 and 2 and muellers, but every time, I play I feel Im doing something wrong. Money isnt a problem, but from a couple guys that I chatted with at ameristar, where I play poker, they say taht a lot of instructors charge 100$/hour or so, and you just run the same drill? Not sure though as a lot of BS gets thrown at the tables. Unfortuently there are no BCA instructors in my area, or at least i couldnt find any at the list i looked at a couple of days ago. Ill be contacting you guys that gave me the contact info though. Thanks.

PS Where can i find Mark Wilson?
Mark is in Collinsville Illinois on Main St, the Billiard Bullpen is his place of business. Mark is a great guy and a fantastic instructor! (geesh...I hate plugging competition, haha) Seriously, Mark and I are about the same distance from St. Louis. He is BCA and I am BSACA (started from former BCA instructor)
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04-13-2005, 01:05 PM

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PS Im sorry, also what/who is OHB.

Just give us all of the information on what pool room you hang out at, what days and what time. Maybe a picture of yourself too, so he can find you. He posts on here. Sure wouldn't want him getting you mixed up with someone else and helping them instead.
  
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