Life is short....but still long enough to find another passion.Pool has been my biggest passion for so many years now, and I've spent countless hours practicing and playing this game. I've had the pleasure of travelling around the world playing pool. I've played in qualifiers for the World Championships, Eurotour's, Derby City Classic and in front of thousand people at a shopping mall in Manila.
I've met hundreds of great people, made so many friends, and I really do love the pool family.
But, I feel I've reached a level where I can't make any more progress in my game, without sacrificing too much, and it really saddens me.
To play pool isn't fun for me anymore. I can't find any joy in practing, and I hate to compete now because my game is getting weaker every day, and has done so the last 2 years. I miss balls I know I should make, and it makes me uncomfortable at the table.
I know the only way to get back to play ok again is to put in even more hours, more dicipline and spark that good feeling of winning and playing good again.
But to be honest, I practiced so hard for a couple of years and jumped several levels in my game, putting in 3, 4 and 5 hours a day, and I really can't see me doing that again.
The last 2 years I've played in less than 10 tournaments, and I've practiced about same amount of hours in 2 years as I did in 2 months when pool was everything.
I still love hanging around the pool family, and I really, really, really wish the desire to play comes back to me again...
I know a lot of people who have been away from pool for some years and then returned, I just never thought I would be one of them. I thought pool would always be there.
I'm still planning a trip to America again for some pool-tournaments, but maybe I will just be a fan at a WPBA - event or something
Just wanted to share it with you and hoping someone who "hit the wall" themselves can share some stories
I'm almost done with pool after 25 years, least 20 serious. I just closed a nice players room and pool in upstate NY about dead. I like to play for money. There's almost nobody with the heart, game and bankroll to match up with. League pool has destroyed all that's left.
I have a Diamond table home and bunch of pool related stuff. I'm more into being a redneck with a jeep, snowmobiles, atv, jetskis and fishing. I'm living where I want to have a quieter life. If somebody wants to call me out....I'd probably still say bet and call heads. I played SBE in April,gambled the whole time. Even that wasn't the same.