View Full Version : I played my first tourney in probably 3 years
12-01-2002, 12:40 AM
I played my first tourney in about three years today. I quit playing in tournaments after I got sick with my kidney failure. I was worried about my nerves, but was pleased to find that my nerves didn't play a part. It was a 3 to 6 skill level. I managed to get in as a 4. My first match, I won 4-0. I thought, "Hey, this is okay." My next two matches, I played some very strong 6's. Well, at least I didn't go 2 and out. LOL I had fun and was extremely glad to find out that my nerves weren't a factor. I now know that in money games, tournaments, and league play, with the exception of regional playoffs, my nerves don't bother me.
12-01-2002, 10:42 AM
I left before the tournament was over, but found out this morning that one of the two that put me out, placed 2nd, and the other 5th. (38 players) The one I suspected would win, DID. Here's the part you'll appreciate: The winner was a young kid from Tulsa. He was a 12 yr. old! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Watching him shoot, it was obvious to me that he outclassed the field.
12-01-2002, 04:29 PM
That's pretty cool. As much as it aggravates me to be beaten by someone younger, even much younger like 10 or 12, than myself, it sure is nice to see them compete.
My son has beaten me out of one tourney, and placed better than I did in a few. We went to a tourney yesterday in Clinton, IA and he did lots better than either one of us! The guy he played even went up to the counter to complain. But he had nothing to complain about. Christ beat him heads up. If the guy would have quit scratching on the break, things might have been different.
Glad to see that you're competing. I love the competition; definitely challenging. Keep it up and maybe we'll see you in Vegas?
How'd a 12 year old get in a tournament? I can't find anything that's not 18 and up.
12-02-2002, 12:15 AM
I never thought about that. The pool hall where this was held often has young people there playing pool. I guess that they have no age requirement. The boy was accompanied by a couple of older guys (maybe in there 30's) that also played in the tourney.
12-02-2002, 12:21 AM
Yes, it was a pleasure to watch this young fellow play. I wonder what he'll be like in another 10 or 15 years?
I'm glad to hear of Christ's playing well.
I really enjoyed the competition, even though I didn't place well. I'm going to try to get to as many as I can from now on.
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