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Does anyone have any recomendations for a treacher in Manhatten? And rates if possible?
Thanks in advance,
08-06-2002, 03:15 PM
Well, this is a ground ball. Our very own Fran Crimi is a BCA Certified Master Instructor. Her home room is the Corner Room in Lower Manhattan - 4th Avenue if memory serves. Here's the link: http://www.cornerbilliards.com/
08-06-2002, 03:16 PM
I do not have rates but Fran Crimi or Tony Robles are two I can suggest! I would just like to say,being in training myself,keep an open mind to the constructive criticism that will be told and LISTEN!Things that you may be told to change may seem uncomfortable at first, but it will all fall in place-I feel, you can have 100 teachers, but you must be a GOOD STUDENT and be able to apply and execute the knowledge that is given to you-I for one am not a BOOKWORM, but show me it once and I'll do it-but everyone is different-sure Ive read many of the books on my own time, but I enjoy accustat tapes and just training with my mentor!:)I wish you the best of luck and remember,keep an open mind!
08-06-2002, 06:40 PM
Fran Crimi, hands down!
depends on where you are(in pool) and what you want.
there is a great teacher in mahattan corner billiards his name is tony robles he is one of new york top pro's you can tell him billy finnegan sent you to him or you can ask for fran crimi one are woman pro's it is located off of i think 3rd have and like 10 street check your yellow pages
08-07-2002, 07:08 AM
Corner Billiards is on 4th & 11th-the number is 212-995-1314-it is my home room!
There's this guy name Jimmy, don't know his last name but you can find him at broadway billiards bet. brdwy and 5th on 21st st. He's a big tall guy and plays good.
08-07-2002, 01:17 PM
Can Corner Billiards still be Fran's home room? I have been there at random days/times twice or more a week since March and a hundred other times over the past 2 years and i have never seen her there.
Yes it is. I'm often there practicing or teaching before the room is open. It is difficult to teach there in the evenings with 4 week nights of leagues, so I have to work around that.
08-08-2002, 08:55 AM
I FEEL THAT THE 2 BEST TEACHERS IN NY ARE "TONY" AND "FRAN" .I HAD A LESSON FROM FRAN A LONG TIME AGO AND IT STILL STUCK IN MY HEAD.STAY DOWN ON YOUR SHOTS.AND LOOK AT YOUR SHOT..
AND YOU CAN PLAY ONE BALL AT A TIME...
I LOVE THAT FRAN ..
AND TONY I KNOW HIM FOR YEARS BUT I NEVER HAD TIME 2 GET IN LESSON (2 MUCH ACTION AT THE TIME )SO I GUESS IT MY LOST .BUT I DO KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN TAKEN LESSON FROM HIM FOR ABOUT 2 YRS,AND HER GAME HAS COME UP ALOT.
BUT SHE STILL WON'T PLAY ME .I WONDER Y...
There is also an excellent BCA certified instructor, Bob Watson, playing out of SLATE on 21st and 6th. He does informal group clinic every Saturday morning as well as private lessons for more intermediate and advanced players...
Thanks very much for the compliment. A teacher can only do as much as the student will allow. You owe yourself a compliment on remembering to stay down on your shots. That's one of the hardest things to do.
08-09-2002, 07:49 AM
is that the guy with red hair and kind of odd side stroke that use to play at Amsterdam?
Yep, that's him. He learned a lot from Nagy.
Bob's got a great game. He's approachable, has a lot of information (about this game *and* the people who play it), and doesn't make you feel like he's holding you back as a student just to make some extra money...
08-09-2002, 08:33 PM
AND WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME HAVE I EVER HAD A LESSON I TELL THEM ABOUT YOU .
THANKS 4 ALL THE HELP..
Would that be Filipino Jimmy?
Hate to break it to you but the answer is no. I just found out my name was mentioned in this today. One of my students at Slate came across the topic and thought maybe I should be mentioned. I guess they thought free press is never a bad thing. So I decided to take a look for myself. Surprised to see my name created a few responses. If anyone wants to contact me you can email me or find me at Slate almost every Saturday morning. Anyway, thats about it. Take care.
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