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"Practice may not necessarily turn you into a great player, but without it you don't even stand a chance."  Phil Capelle
Issue 21 -  May 7,  2014

Jeanette Lee will be appearing on your television this spring and summer! First, on the Travel Channel, she will be appearing on the show "Game on, America" on May 29th at 10 PM EST.


Then get set for the "Black Widow Marathon" on ESPN Classic. There will be 25 straight hours of Black Widow programming beginning at 7 PM EST, on June 7th.   

Set your DVR's now!

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce its 26th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships will be held June 24-27, 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY. This year's event will be hosted alongside the Summit 2014 (also known as the Billiard Congress of America Expo).  

Snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan was involved in a car crash as he traveled home from defeat in the world championship final.  The five-times world champion and his six-year-old son, Ronnie Jr, were traveling in an Audi R8 sports car.

The crash came just hours after the 38-year-old lost the final to Mark Selby.

Taylor Swift and pal Lily Aldridge (a Victoria's Secret Angel), racked 'em up and got their billiards on.  Turns out T. Swift had her work cut out playing the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and closet pool shark.
The King, Elvis Presley's grand piano, pool table and soda fountain from his Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles is set to hit the auction block next week (May14).  The three Elvis items have just been added to the upcoming Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds Auction.

His vintage carved wood pool table has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.

A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, by playing pool with Carbon atoms.

Graphene is the world's thinnest material, with 300,000 sheets needed to amount to the thickness of a human hair or a sheet of paper.

Billiards' Big Break  

My initial problem wasn't that the horse talked.   That was always the premise of Mr. Ed, the 1960s CBS television series that featured Mr. Ed, a talking horse, and his amiable, goofy owner Wilbur Post (Alan Young), the only person with whom Mr. Ed conversed.8Ball Silver Screen logo


No, my initial problem was the horse played pool, as he does in the 1964 fifth-season episode of Mr. Ed called "Ed the Pool Player." Talk about preposterous.  


Even for an equine as intelligent and apparently well-schooled as Mr. Ed, it's absurd - and physically impossible - that a horse could shoot billiards, simply by holding a cue stick in its mouth.

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PBIA Instructional Tips, Tid-Bits and Insights
In this video clip, PBIA Master Instructor Stan Shuffet demonstrates how to makes a variety of shots using 15, 30, and 45 degree perceptions with CTE PRO ONE.

All Weather Billiards and Games of Naples manufactures outdoor pool tables that are 100% weatherproof and beautiful in design. While also manufacturing outdoor table tennis tables, foosball tables, bumper pool tables and even custom corn-hole tables, the company is best known for its custom pool tables.

"Our customers range from families who want to be the most popular home on the block to celebrities/pro athletes whom desire a very custom looking table, says owners Robbie Selby and Rob Callahan. "We recently designed and delivered a beautiful table for Johnny Depp for his family home in the islands.

Resorts love having a table with their name and logo engraved on the table. In addition, patrons spend up to 20% more time in an establishment that has a pool table. That equates to spending more money which is great for bars/restaurants."

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