> I have been play pool for 10 years of and on. Mostly just with a
> buddy of mine. I was never a serious player but always wanted to win.
> For some odd reason I want to get serious and improve my game now. I
> just bought a McDermott cue for $200. I want to play in the local
> pool hall's weekly tournament but I don't know if I'm good enough. I
> don't want to embarrass myself and bore my opponent to death. I
> usually play 8 ball and have run the table a few times. I just
> started playing 9-ball. I ran the table once out of 50 games. I
> average about 3-4 balls per turn. I probably make about 75% of my
> shots. I don't use/know any aiming, banking, etc systems. I just
> play by sight and feel.
> I live in Riverside, CA and always play with my friends at Shooters
> when I get a chance. I've never played in a tournament before. I
> have a few questions:
> 1.) How much is the usual entry fee?
> 2.) How much do I get if I win?
> 3.) Is it double elimination?
> 4.) Are players friendly enough to give advice when I ask for it?
> 5.) How much will I be spotted since I'm not good.
> 6.) Finally, to play or not to play.
WOW!! Look at that beautiful woman sitting by herself at the end of
the bar. I wonder if I should go over there and talk to her.
Naahh...she probably already has a boyfriend and is just waiting for
him. But...maybe she doesn't. Could it be that she just broke up and
is lonely and wanting to meet someone herself?
Maybe I should go and talk to her, but I don't want to bore her. She
surely has heard every bullshit line ever thrown at her by other guys.
I know...I'll ask a couple of men sitting over there if they know
anything about her. Hey guys...what do you know about that woman
sitting over there at the bar? Is she just drinking or is there an
ENTRY FEE? What do you think I'll get if I walk up to her and start
talking? Think I can score big and win? I notice a couple of other
guys eyeing her up, who do you think will be eliminated? You
know...I'm asking you for all of this advice, but, you guys don't seem
all that friendly in helping me out. Do you think she'll feel sorry
for me because I act like a geek and am not very good around classy
women? Finally, should I go over there and talk to her or not?
No...I know what I'll do...I think I'll just go home and beat off like
I always do.