Friday, 26 February 2010

Doubles victory

Last night , myself & my good friend Peter Stanyer had a doubles match in the 3rd round of the Manchester Snooker League competition. The past 3 seasons we have made the quarter finals falling at that hurdle.
I could tell after a couple of shots that Pete was really up for this important match tonight. Our opponents were both capable players so we had to be on our toes from the off. There wasn't a break above 30 made , but there was some very good tactical play made by all 4 players involved especially in the 2nd frame. We ended up winning the match 2-0 thus progressing to the quarters for the 4th year running. We will be trying our best to lift the trophy this season. If we play like that in the next round , we have every chance.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Talisman Tip

On Monday , i called in to see Bruce who owns The Snooker Shop in Levenshulme. He's been there for many years & is known Worldwide for his excellent sales & service with all Cuesports products. Whenever i have any tip problems i always call round to see him for a chat & he re-tips my cue for me. About 6 months ago , i tried a new type of tip , a Talisman. It's made of 11 layers of pig skin. These layers can be seen by the naked eye on close inspection. I can honestly say it's the best tip i've ever had fitted in my life. The reaction from it is very accurate. However , recently i miscued & took a slight nick out of the side of it. Unfortunately i couldn't get the shape back on it , so decided to call on Bruce again for a new one. After an hour chatting about all the latest news including the upcoming World new tip was all ready & shaped perfectly.
I have a Pairs 3rd Round match Thursday with Peter Stanyer & we will have a session after the match so i will have a chance to knock my new tip in!
Monday 1st March we have the 2nd round of Group matches in the annual Inter-League Competition.
News to follow next week on our progress...

Brandon's 7th Birthday

I've not put anything on my blog for a couple of weeks as i've been very busy with work patterns & other commitments!
Anyway , last Wedsnesday was Brandon's 7th Birthday. I was off work too that day & both Brandon & Steph were off school , so it worked out perfectly really.
After calling round to my mothers with them for an hour & Brandon opening his presents , we headed off for our favourite treat , Pizza Hut!
They both love it there , but i have to admit , i do too!
After we were filled up with Pizza & all side bits we had , we headed off to CineWorld to watch : Chipmunks II The Squekquel. Pick n Mix aswell. They had a great time. The film was great & it was packed in there.
Finally , before we took Steph home , he beat me up at Snooker!
He's coming on in leaps & bounds . A future World Champion in the making maybe one day ... ?

Saturday, 6 February 2010

My First Billiards Match

On Thursday 3rd February 2010 i played my first ever competitive Billiards match. The venue was Park Bridge Institute which is situated off Oldham Road which is in between Ashton-under-Lyne & Oldham. A nice venue with a real coal fire burning in the Snooker room which created a different atmosphere. For some unknown reason with me being new to this cuesport , i found myself giving a 70pt start. I think it must of been something to do with me being a decent Snooker player. I really enjoyed my experience playing my first Billiard match and im also enjoying mixing playing this game with my Snooker. It's a pity my mentor Peter Stanyer wasn't there to witness my first ever match. He had to shoot off to another match somewhere shortly after we arrived. I dont know how he fits it all in. He would of been proud of me on my debut match. We play our first Pairs match of the season this coming Thursday for another tilt at the title.