Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lindenwood Lions Billiards Team Improving

The Lions currently sit at 5-0 on the year, including a complete sweep of the largest collegiate billiards tournament of the year, held at the University of Michigan. 16 schools sent teams for the three day and three separate tournament format and the Lions won all three events.

We have improved and now have some experience. We train hard, compete, and are trying to put a new face on the sport. I ask that you maintain a 3.0 g.p.a. The primary aspect of this team is to lead by example, character and moral values are paramount. I insist upon proper conduct, sportsmanship, honor, integrity, leadership, and respect, along with personal accountability.

We presently have a state of the art training facility that would make professional players jealous. The training consists of utilizing a great mental and physical approach to the game that under pressure becomes overwhelming firepower. The presentation of great attitudes and technique is unsettling for players unprepared to compete at this level and has proven to shake their confidence mid-match.

Players that are members of the team are from all over the world, Nepal, Singapore, China, Italy, Spain, and all corners of the U.S. Most of them are scholarshipped athletes that are here to get a great education, become a better person, and possess a tremendous pool game.

I am looking for my next recruit and have scholarship money for anyone interested in becoming a member of the billiards program and has the academics to enter college. Curious? Contact Mark Wilson at 618-888-2333 or send an email to .

Friday, September 20, 2013

Play Great Pool -the book is complete and available.

The book is back from the printer and represents years of effort. I insisted on the reading to be motivational, inspirational, while also being educational. I consider the book to be a textbook and not a one-time read type of thing. Explanation of the physics and bio-mechanics using sound principles and not opinion based assumption. How to acquire the skills with specific training exercises, check points to see that you are progressing, along with trouble shooting guidelines when struggles crop up.

The goal is to enable you to teach yourself using a designed system that will shorten the long way to superior proficiency. Any pool player interested in becoming a better player, no matter what their present skill set, will derive much benefit along with insights into the specifics of how to train.

The book is hardbound and full color, the cost is $70 and for this introduction free domestic shipping. You could order yours by mailing a check or money order to:

Mark Wilson
8561 Prairietown Rd.
Dorsey, Illinois

I could not be more proud of this book and feel that the results are better than I dreamed, I am certain that you will feel the same. I would also like to thank all of the friends and supporters who had to endure with great patience the waiting for completion of something that represents my life goal.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lindenwood Lions Billiards Team

The Lions have been training since September for the National Collegiate Billiards Championship. Last Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, three of my players qualified to play in the Nationals in late July. We had 23 players compete from five Universities for four positions.

Stephen Wyatt (Lindenwood) won 1st place over Ben Reynolds (University of Arkansas) qualified in second place. The Lindenwood ladies swept the two qualification spots with Federica Bertolini 1st and Kelly Zahn 2nd.

I could not be more proud of all of my team's performance as everyone played to their best. Each player carried themselves with a pride and stroke technique that indicates future success and has become the Lindenwood Billiards team calling card. Great job everyone.