So how often do you play straight pool competitively?
I, too, love to watch Ortmann and Schmidt play. They play at a pace that is incredible for the precise position they achieve.
Me personally? I played a little round robin format last week, races to 40, first tournament in a year, but I'm still recovering from surgery (physio in half an hour). But I guess you meant us, the Swiss, if one were still a licensed player: that would be two qualifiers for the National Championships per discipline per year plus the Championship itself, plus in Straight Pool, there's one bigger Open tournament a year, plus a handful little weekly tournaments and a Triple event of 9-Ball, 8-Ball and Straight Pool where they've repeatedly been thinking about replacing the Straight Pool with 10-Ball (BIG sigh!)… Needless to say, hundred of miles of driving if one plans to play all of these, but I know from experience Americans aren't usually too bothered by the latter (I find it tiresome).
Greetings from Switzerland, David.
„J'ai gâché vingt ans de mes plus belles années au billard. Si c'était à refaire, je recommencerais.“ – Roger Conti