Jin is now 9 years old and working harder than ever.... just some updates

cuesblues

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How does he get practice time?

You have a home table?

He sleeps in the basement at Felt Billiards
Englewood Schools picks him up and drops him off everyday, and the bacon cheeseburgers are pretty good there.
 

measureman

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Here's the reason Jin likes felt.
 

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TEAM SLO

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LOL the food at Felt is actually good. Never been in a pool hall that had more than typical bar food/snacks until now
 

measureman

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I was at Felt today and played Jin 9 ball.
I asked his father if i should take it easy on him and give him some shots.
His father said no play him normally.

We played about 8 games and he won 2 or 3.
One game he broke dry and i missed a bank on the 1 ball.
Now keep in mind he is 9 years old.
He ran out from the 1 all 9 balls.
He's 9 years old!!!
He shoots 7 foot shots and not only makes them but controls the cue ball.
He's 9 years old!!!
One thing i did notice is that he thinks 3 balls ahead,looks at the shot and then sees where he needs to be on the second shot to get to the 3rd.
Did I mention he's 9 years old!!!
Some day if i live long enough and he becomes a world champion I can say "I beat that kid when I was 72 years old"

Oh and after he played a couple of jam up safes on me i told his father that Jin was off my Christmas list.
 

Cuebuddy

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I was at Felt today and played Jin 9 ball.
I asked his father if i should take it easy on him and give him some shots.
His father said no play him normally.

We played about 8 games and he won 2 or 3.
One game he broke dry and i missed a bank on the 1 ball.
Now keep in mind he is 9 years old.
He ran out from the 1 all 9 balls.
He's 9 years old!!!
He shoots 7 foot shots and not only makes them but controls the cue ball.
He's 9 years old!!!
One thing i did notice is that he thinks 3 balls ahead,looks at the shot and then sees where he needs to be on the second shot to get to the 3rd.
Did I mention he's 9 years old!!!
Some day if i live long enough and he becomes a world champion I can say "I beat that kid when I was 72 years old"

Oh and after he played a couple of jam up safes on me i told his father that Jin was off my Christmas list.


I have heard you say that to me many times, I am 59...HOW OLD IS JIN???:embarrassed2:
 

cuesblues

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I was at Felt today and played Jin 9 ball.
I asked his father if i should take it easy on him and give him some shots.
His father said no play him normally.

We played about 8 games and he won 2 or 3.
One game he broke dry and i missed a bank on the 1 ball.
Now keep in mind he is 9 years old.
He ran out from the 1 all 9 balls.
He's 9 years old!!!
He shoots 7 foot shots and not only makes them but controls the cue ball.
He's 9 years old!!!
One thing i did notice is that he thinks 3 balls ahead,looks at the shot and then sees where he needs to be on the second shot to get to the 3rd.
Did I mention he's 9 years old!!!
Some day if i live long enough and he becomes a world champion I can say "I beat that kid when I was 72 years old"

Oh and after he played a couple of jam up safes on me i told his father that Jin was off my Christmas list.


You bully
Did you know the kid was only 9 years old?
Now you took the poor kid off of your Christmas list?
You're a monster
 

TEAM SLO

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LOL....

Thanks for the games with Jin... he thoroughly enjoyed it even on an off day. More mental game issues that we are working on.
 

TEAM SLO

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Does Jin play the Ghost on 4.5" pockets?

He has done just the last 4.... we recently (last week)moved to the last 6. Our pockets are 4"
 

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hang-the-9

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I was at Felt today and played Jin 9 ball.
I asked his father if i should take it easy on him and give him some shots.
His father said no play him normally.

We played about 8 games and he won 2 or 3.
One game he broke dry and i missed a bank on the 1 ball.
Now keep in mind he is 9 years old.
He ran out from the 1 all 9 balls.
He's 9 years old!!!
He shoots 7 foot shots and not only makes them but controls the cue ball.
He's 9 years old!!!
One thing i did notice is that he thinks 3 balls ahead,looks at the shot and then sees where he needs to be on the second shot to get to the 3rd.
Did I mention he's 9 years old!!!
Some day if i live long enough and he becomes a world champion I can say "I beat that kid when I was 72 years old"

Oh and after he played a couple of jam up safes on me i told his father that Jin was off my Christmas list.

For sure, he will be one of the top players in the US, I expect him to win Jr Nationals in every age bracket he competes in at least once.
 

camaro69926

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I cant wait to see you guys at VNEA. I really hope Sam and Jin can play doubles together. I have been following Jin on Facebook he is going to be a champ. Good Luck Jin.
 

TEAM SLO

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Unfortunately VNEA and BEF are both during the same week and so we will miss the VNEA nationals this year :(
 

camaro69926

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Bummer. Good luck to Jin at BEF. Sam is going to Las Vegas for the ACS Nationals and we cant afford back to back trips to Vegas. So we will be going to VNEA since it is in our backyard. Cant wait to see Jin and Sam play again hopefully in the finals of a tournament
 

TEAM SLO

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Yesterday we won the adult junior scotch doubles event in wyoming

And here is Drill Sunday.... new drill recommended by a friend. Pretty tough drill on our table.

https://youtu.be/t50IfbOEyXM
 

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JolietJames

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Oops, I opened this thread thinking it was about John Barton hiring another employee to build cases.

Congrats. Bright future for that young man.
 
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