Saturday, February 11, 2012

Isles Yacht Club

I have just returned from a great week of teaching 40 of members of the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gordo, Florida. The club members get together and play several "in house" leagues, have traveling teams, and play tournaments. Bob Spencer has generated the pool enthusiasm in the club and further nurtures it by creating a wonderful environment to play and learn under. This is attractive to the general membership and has become a source of pride among the many great people that are involved with this tremendous and unique place. The players are all people that are ambitious, educated, successful, and attentive, which makes teaching so much more rewarding. They have all found the pool passion and their skills are growing fast. I am personally so honored to be invited to work with them, and motivated by their willingness to put forth effort, there is little surprise why these individuals are unilaterally great examples of over achievers' that win in life.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Exciting News

I am so excited to announce that I have just been selected to be the coach of the Lindenwood University Billiard Program. The duties will entail pioneering a new direction to grow and create interest in the sport. We will be competing against other schools and local league teams. The practices and training will be carefully designed to establish Lindenwood as the premier billiards school in the world. We will also be able to award some scholarships to aid recruiting and stimulate enrollment. The University operates in a first class fashion and the billiards program will be conducted from the same ideals of excellence. This opportunity is for those ambitious,energetic,and enthusiastic students that are overachievers in both academics and billiards, who will ultimately become successes in life. We are aiming for the individual that understands the difference between training for a sport and playing a game. Please give me a call at 618-888-2333 for additional information. mw

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Pool Lesson with Jerry Briesath DVD

Jerry's new instructional video just came out with 4.5 hours of material that provides very illuminating details of the topics. I helped Jerry prepare the material over the last year and also appear on the video demonstrating the techniques described. Much of the instruction offered has fresh and unique content that has never been presented elsewhere. This video will greatly aid any student regardless of current ability and spur interest in training. I am certain that you will enjoy the perspective of Jerry who has dedicated himself to teaching the sport for his entire life. Those experiences are shared within this DVD and will improve your personal pool playing now and in the future. New found enthusiasm for skill development is also contained with the best pool instructional video ever. You can obtain your copy from either myself at (618-888-2333) or Jerry's site, The purchase price for the three disc set is $70 shipping included. This is sincerely a must have item for anyone that seeks better playing skills and all instructors, as it will increase your fun and trim years off of the learning cycle.

2012 Derby Experience

Just back from another Derby City Classic and what a great time. I worked for Accu-Stats again doing commentary on 25 separate matches. The playing was stellar, and every year the standard moves higher. The qualifications for the straight pool tournament require that you are one of the top eight players to produce a high run. This year for the first time all eight qualifiers ran in excess of one hundred balls and one player did not qualify despite a high run of 103. The lowest run to qualify was 108. During a practice session John Schmidt produced a run of of 247 and missed a "dead combo" in the side pocket according to John, who is a funny guy with a great personality. Bustamante put on a show in the 10-Ball event and played so well that despite the tough table he was able to just over power the table with dynamic break shots and tremendous pocketing power. However the thing that was more evident than ever was the top flight pro players ability to shoot with power and accuracy. Along with this trained ability came shooting balls softer than ever with dramatic results in terms of position play. These skills are really only available on true championship conditions of Simonis cloth and Diamond Pool Tables that are very level.The fun and excitement of this event places it as the best American pool tournament experience that anyone can have today. I will see you there next year.