Thursday, May 28, 2009
Recently much has been written about the 10,000 hour rule. What this rule states is that to become expert at any topic it requires 10,000 hours of focused effort. This requires more time and effort than the uninitiated amateur player realizes, as they hope for some immediate results or finding the secret that the pro's know and will not release to them. The secret to aiming for success with pocketing tough shots, how to consistently make bank shots, and using "english" for great position play. Apply yourself for 10,000 hours of serious effort and you will find the results that you desire, irrespective of your natural ability, hard work conquers all. What this all means is that great pool playing is a product of pool being your lifestyle not something to fill idle hours.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Class and style is how the Matchroom team conducts the business of running billiard events worldwide. The television presentation will be on Fox Sports in the U.S. The quality of the play will be as great as advertised, and equal to the production. I attended the event as an interested fan and also one of the commentators for the exciting event with the most unforgiving of formats, race to eight games, single elimination. Jim Wych and Phil Yates are the professional broadcasters that immediately accepted me and made me feel welcome into their world. Their expertise made me sound better and I must thank them both for the fun and understanding patience of my personal broadcasting deficiencies. Both of them are truly team players only interested in making the best event possible and not ego driven legends of the sport. The behind the scenes efforts of the entire production team is considerable in terms of detail, which you will notice on the telecasts of the fifteen matches to air. Please check out matchroomsport.com for more information, until next time, Mark