Friday, 18 June 2010

Billiards – A Boring Game ?

Although, I am not a complete newbie to billiards, I am surprised at the number of times that I keep learning something new. Once upon a time, I used to think that billiards was a boring game, but that was when I had stopped playing pool for sometime. No sooner I had started playing again, I realized that my earlier view was wrong.

As a matter of fact, Billiards is absolutely an amazing game which you can play with your friends in the comfort of your own home. Besides, nowadays online shopping has made purchasing billiards equipment even easier. The average price of a table can vary anywhere between $200 to $400. Of course, there are brands that are costlier and it all depends on individual choices. For a sum of less that $2000, you can not only buy a table, accessories and also remodel a room as well.

Once you start playing, first decide where you are going to shoot the ball and where you exactly want the ball to go and then going for the shot and waiting for it until it happens. Now this will take years of focused practice in addition to perseverance and determination in the long run. As a result, when you are focused and play with a clear sense of clarity, you will be surprised at how your pool game improves automatically and how you find enjoyment in your game.

So, if you belong to category of people who feel that billiards is one of those boring board games, then think again, as you are definitely making a mistake.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Billiards - Always Stay In Stroke

Billiards is a great game to play with your friends at the pub or at your home. While some of you may be struggling with the basics of the billiards stroke, there would definitely be a lot more of you out there who can generate the smooth stroke of a billiards pro. Although I can’t claim to be an exponent of the game of billiards, I am good enough to assess and analyze a fault in a person’s game.

It was sometime back when I was started playing billiards. I had taken a break from my job and had pretty much of time in my hands. Office didn’t interest me as much as playing pool, and was always looking for the evening pub shoot out at the billiards table. I was like always ready to test my skills against the local pub whiz-kids. This blog just sets the stage. What followed my billiards days was a dark age, when I played little pool and that too just as a social event.

Needless to say, instead of having a stroke, I went out of stroke.

What I am trying to imply here is the importance of keeping in touch with the game.

After gradually developing my game and my ball skills over the years, the most important piece of advice that I would give to youngsters and people who are starting out on billiards is to stay in touch with the game, or you will go out of stroke.

So let’s play billiards.