Good to have you on the forum Bill, nice storyHello, I'm Bill from just outside Buffalo, NY. I'm 50 years old and have periodically read a few messages on this board over the years as I researched anything about pool, billiards and snooker. I started playing when I was in my early teens and still play once or twice a month now. More than half of my time on the tables has been by myself, I don't play in tournaments and leagues, I'm a geek and a nerd and cherish the romance and geometry and texture of the game rather than competition. My favorite tables are Brunswick Crown II gully tables. Being close to Canada I've played a fair amount of snooker, also. My screen name is an ode to my speed control when I was younger, if I needed to hit a ball slowly or wanted to show off a little, I could roll it to the edge of the pocket, stop, and then dangle in with a little bit of drama.
Hey all. I used to play local B level leagues 15 or so years ago. My career along with becoming a father put my passion for billiards on the back burner. I recently bought a new place and I finally have the room/budget for my own table. I read thru a lot of the threads on this forum and all things pointed to or a used gold crown. After searching around for awhile I reached out to Heath and I am finalizing my order for a 9ft Pro Am this following Monday. I am really excited to get back into this great therapeutic hobby. I look forward to learning from everyone on this forum and absorbing as much as I can to become a proficient player.New here?
Introduce yourself, tell us where you hail from and a bit about yourself.
Enjoy your journey.Since I just came out of lurking to post on another thread I thought it was time to say hi. I am James and I'm from Papillion, Nebraska.
I'm 51 and though I've had a table for 17 years I really just started playing about three months ago. I had originally bought the table more as a piece of furniture because it fit the room (and I always had a table in the house growing up). Covid made me realize what I was sitting on and I started diving in deep and fast. The strategic aspect of shape is like playing chess, figuring out the english and power of a stroke is like solving a puzzle, and sinking balls is viscerally satisfying; I am LOVING the game.
Just had my table recovered and decided to have them come back and move it. I have a few tough angles that require a short cue. It's a big room so I'm having the table turned 90 degrees and I'll have minimum six feet on each side. My wife said "you're taking over the whole room!" and my son and I pointed out that I'm the only one that uses the room! lol
I'm looking forward to visiting my dad in Florida and playing him since he's played all his life.