Sunday, May 3, 2015
posted by dave at 10:14 AM in category equipment, movies, practice, whatever

Brief update on equipment plus an average game of practice one-pocket.

Monday, February 23, 2015
posted by dave at 6:45 PM in category movies, practice

Clearly, I was bored.

posted by dave at 6:42 PM in category movies, practice

I videoed a match of myself against myself in a race to 3 playing banks.

Monday, December 8, 2014
posted by dave at 10:16 PM in category competition

It seems like I just got done saying that I can't write about my practice sessions at stupid Jack's. But it was almost a month ago, so maybe you people forgot.

One of the guys I play is, by the standards of that place, pretty fucking good. I think he's the second best player in there. He probably thinks that I'm the second best player in there. He's wrong if he thinks that, but he's entitled to his opinion, and it's pretty close anyway.

We usually play one-pocket, breaker gives up 11-7. Most of the time, like maybe 80% of the time, that means that the non-breaker wins. It's a tough spot against an almost equal opponent.

I truly believe that, over that last several months, I have a slight winning percentage. Like maybe 55-45. Not much, but enough to be proud of against a good opponent.

Tonight, in one of the games, I managed to make a ball on the break, and then run 10 more balls to win the game. That's the best I've ever done off the break in competition, and that's the reason I'm bothering to write this entry.

So there.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
posted by dave at 7:36 PM in category competition

It might be time to redo my expectations for this tournament.

Oh well.

posted by dave at 3:20 AM in category competition

I have a tournament today. Or tomorrow. Whatever.

I'm breaking one of my unwritten rules. I'm going into this tournament with expectations.

I'm expecting to win the thing.

This probably means that I'll end up going two and out, but it's kinda fun to expect to win.

Saturday, November 15, 2014
posted by dave at 7:14 PM in category equipment, movies, whatever

This is from a little over a year ago, but it's still extremely accurate. I've, once again, decided to shoot with my ugly Predator, at least until after the DCC.

One thing that I don't think I mentioned in the video is that all that crap about effortless and such was about banks. For regular shots, I don't think there's much of a differences between my cues.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
posted by dave at 10:18 PM in category competition

So I've got this problem with this damn journal. I've had this problem for years. And years, even.

I go to this stupid bar slash pool hall and I play against pretty much the same three or four people every time. Every day of the week this happens. Sometimes I do pretty well. Usually, I do pretty well. Sometimes you might even say that I murder my opponents.

But, because I only ever play against three or four people, and it's always the fucking same three or four people, I can't write about it.

People would figure out who I played and who I beat and, who am I to be writing about crap like that? About these people who are friends of mine?

It's nobody's business, and that's my problem with this damn journal.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
posted by dave at 1:19 PM in category movies, practice

Just messing around, trying to break and run a game of one-pocket.

Thursday, January 2, 2014
posted by dave at 12:13 AM in category competition

I don't do resolutions. I used to, but I gave up on them years ago.

I just wanted to say that I hope the guy I played tonight didn't have a resolution to not get murdered at one-pocket in 2014, because if he did, then that resolution was out the window before 24 hours had passed.