Thursday, 22 July 2010

Focus on winning

Knowing your outcome will more often produce the results that you want in the competitive arena. Always be aware that you are playing to win. If you know that in all likelihood you would win. Focus on playing to make this shot and most likely you will land the cue ball where you want it to land.

That is to say, if you are playing with such a kind of clarity, the rest of the game will take care of itself. Focus, is another name for success.

You will find the answers, the teachers, the success, the wins, and the pure enjoyment from shots, games, and tournaments well played.

For example, about a few weeks ago, I won a trophy at a local pool contest - another addition to my trophy cabinet. It may not be huge, but I like the trophy. Mainly because, I struggled to win it and not a minute did I lose my focus. I knew it from the start itself that I was going to win this trophy. Besides, in the last 6 months, I have won over close to 65 percent of my tournaments, although most of them were either club or pub-house wins. Not bad huh ?

I guess, I should turn professional.

i sincerely wish that I run into a pro billiards player and try playing a game with him. it would be much better than going through guides and handbooks that I purchase so as to improve my game a bit.

Personally, I fell that I am still a beginner, because, when you watch the pros playing, you feel that there is so much to learn.

Next week we'll discuss more about the tip.

Till then, have a good game.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Billiards Made Better

There is no doubt that watching people play billiards is far less exciting than playing the game itself.

Ofcourse, then there is the option of socializing - you visit your local pub and make a lot of new mates. There is nothing satisfying than getting tips from a new bloke whom you have met at the pub and who happens to be a pro.

They say that the most important thing in playing pool is your breathing. Although, I am not in a position to substantiate this, I guess you have to take my word against yours, and use it to perhaps elevate your game to a greater level of excellence.

Although most people give little thought to their breathing as it is relatively an automatic response, something more of a survival instinct. Despite us ignoring the function of breathing, it will still be there, without our knowing. However, it is said that if we are able to control this function, we could achieve extraordinary things. That is to say, if we practice breathing in different ways, we can in a way control our brain, body and emotions. Whew! so much for breathing. Perhaps it would be useful in "pocket billiards" (pardon the comment)

Anyway, try it, experience it and let me know about it !

Hence, once you know your objective, control your breathing and try implementing the stroke with patience. I am certain you can develop it.