Welcome to Jane’s House!

Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to Jane’s house! In this house, we are polite, respectful and expect to have some good clean fun. I’ve come across some interesting folks and fantastic shots on this Pool-adventure and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

I felt the world needed a better resource for poolplayers and poolaholics everywhere.
Pool is one of those sports (and yes it is a sport!) that unless you are there, it’s tough to show someone how it went down. No amount of explaining or drawing on napkins really does the shot you just made justice. They just won’t get it…Maybe if they play and if you can explain it right, they will get an idea of how amazing your shot was…but more often than not you get a lot of “un-huhs” and polite nods. With technology today, I’m pleased to present some of the finest shots in pool by some of the most inspiring players around the country and in the world.

On this site you will find highlights of players, tournament schedules, product reviews, Opinions about Pool and anything and everything I get a notion for. I encourage you to explore the videos, watch the players, learn some new shots — if you’ve never seen it, how likely is it you’re going to remember it in the middle of a game? Engage, make comments, play in tournaments, sponsor players and grow the sport.

So as I started with, Welcome to Jane’s house. #wehavefunhere. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about playing the game. Once upon a time I was a minnow too, and with hours of practice, an open mind and some very patient friends, I’ve started to swim with Sharks. I have long since started a torrid love affair with this often unpredictable game and through the ups and downs, wins and losses, perfect shape and JaneShape shots and the end is no where near. We will not go softly into that goodnight – we will rage, rage against the light!

XoX,
Jane

#KarinMarshall, my #APA 2 took a #smart #timeout on a #eightball down nil-hill to make it a double hill race and get us one point. 
The final score was 5-4 this match. One point got us to the #winnerside next round. 
Teamwork is key to #success. Well timed talks can make or break matches. #goodtalk #coach
#shotofherlife 
#underpressure 
#apanationals2021 
#Ladies8ball 
#poolplayers 
#girlsthatplaypool
#Joesdevils 
And as always, thank you to my sponsor @predatorcues 😘

#KarinMarshall, my #APA 2 took a #smart #timeout on a #eightball down nil-hill to make it a double hill race and get us one point.
The final score was 5-4 this match. One point got us to the #winnerside next round.
Teamwork is key to #success. Well timed talks can make or break matches. #goodtalk #coach
#shotofherlife
#underpressure
#apanationals2021
#Ladies8ball
#poolplayers
#girlsthatplaypool
#Joesdevils
And as always, thank you to my sponsor @predatorcues 😘
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This was an #awesome trip to the 2021  APA Poolplayer Championships in #Vegas. 

We went 1-1, and the bye we got first round, gave us a 9pm start time for the second match which we won - so we played again at 9pm. (2) - 9pm matches. That alone is unheard of. I didn’t have to play ANY morning pool! πŸ€‘

The first night was amazing. Kim Capobianco Swenson (4) went double hill against their high (4). 
We threw Karin Marshall (2) next against their other (4). Karin was down 0-3. Nil-hill. But my 2 only needs 1 game to get a point. She kept her head in the game and got to the 8. The #8ball was sooo tough. Cut down the rail past the side pocket. We took a #timeout, I lined her up and she drilled it and got us that point. 
I’m up to #close, and it was a SL 7-4 / 5-2 race. I got it double hill (5-1) with a #BNR and we advanced to the next round. 
It was a thrilling #victory!! Good shooting, excellent strategy and #teamwork for the W. 

The next night - another 9pm match,  we ran into another team of 3/4s that play on 9’ tables at home, they shot very well and we didn’t have to worry about playing again at 9am. 

Jenn Carroll, thank you for putting this team together and Captaining us to Vegas (again)! 😘 πŸŽ±πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸ’•

@acerfman and Glen Erfman, thank you for coming out to Vegas, sweating all my matches, celebrating the wins and learning from the losses. It meant the world to have you guys in my corner while playing in the National Championships! πŸ…

@predatorcues, my Arsenal is second to none. The BLAK is my weapon of choice and never lets me down πŸ†

Thank you all for the kind words and the support. Very much appreciated. 😎

Until next time!! πŸ˜˜πŸŽ±πŸ’ƒπŸ»
#girlsthatplaypool  #poolplayers #denverpoolplayers #nationals

This was an #awesome trip to the 2021 APA Poolplayer Championships in #Vegas.

We went 1-1, and the bye we got first round, gave us a 9pm start time for the second match which we won - so we played again at 9pm. (2) - 9pm matches. That alone is unheard of. I didn’t have to play ANY morning pool! πŸ€‘

The first night was amazing. Kim Capobianco Swenson (4) went double hill against their high (4).
We threw Karin Marshall (2) next against their other (4). Karin was down 0-3. Nil-hill. But my 2 only needs 1 game to get a point. She kept her head in the game and got to the 8. The #8ball was sooo tough. Cut down the rail past the side pocket. We took a #timeout, I lined her up and she drilled it and got us that point.
I’m up to #close, and it was a SL 7-4 / 5-2 race. I got it double hill (5-1) with a #BNR and we advanced to the next round.
It was a thrilling #victory!! Good shooting, excellent strategy and #teamwork for the W.

The next night - another 9pm match, we ran into another team of 3/4s that play on 9’ tables at home, they shot very well and we didn’t have to worry about playing again at 9am.

Jenn Carroll, thank you for putting this team together and Captaining us to Vegas (again)! 😘 πŸŽ±πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ€πŸ’•

@acerfman and Glen Erfman, thank you for coming out to Vegas, sweating all my matches, celebrating the wins and learning from the losses. It meant the world to have you guys in my corner while playing in the National Championships! πŸ…

@predatorcues, my Arsenal is second to none. The BLAK is my weapon of choice and never lets me down πŸ†

Thank you all for the kind words and the support. Very much appreciated. 😎

Until next time!! πŸ˜˜πŸŽ±πŸ’ƒπŸ»
#girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #denverpoolplayers #nationals
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Playing in the #apaworldchampionship for #ladies #8all and last night was a #nailbiter ! 
My 4 won double hill, my 2 lost double hill - but made an #incredible #eightball that I #coached her into to get on the hill and secure 1 point. 
I won double hill with a #bnr and that shot us into the #winnersbracket today. πŸ€‘
My #amazing team shot #lightsout and I could not be more #proud of them!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
#notgoing2nout #JoesDevils #poolplayers #girlsthatplaypool #patches #trophies #winning πŸ†

Playing in the #apaworldchampionship for #ladies #8all and last night was a #nailbiter !
My 4 won double hill, my 2 lost double hill - but made an #incredible #eightball that I #coached her into to get on the hill and secure 1 point.
I won double hill with a #bnr and that shot us into the #winnersbracket today. πŸ€‘
My #amazing team shot #lightsout and I could not be more #proud of them!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
#notgoing2nout #JoesDevils #poolplayers #girlsthatplaypool #patches #trophies #winning πŸ†
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I gotta all girls team coming up here next session… and we need a name. 
Bring it on y’all!! Please comment….gimme some good ones 
#girlsthatplaypool #teamnames 
#8ball #9ball #10ball #billiards #hustlin has some #wicked #apparel @hustlinusa

I gotta all girls team coming up here next session… and we need a name.
Bring it on y’all!! Please comment….gimme some good ones
#girlsthatplaypool #teamnames
#8ball #9ball #10ball #billiards #hustlin has some #wicked #apparel @hustlinusa
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What other #sport can you be #captain of the #twoandout crew and still end up with a ton of #lunchmoney?? πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°
#niceshootinboys πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸΌ
#ilovethisgame ❀️
#choiceoffield 🐎
#calcutta πŸ€‘
#eightball #8ball #billiards 🎱
#charlierayclassic 
#denverpoolplayers 😜
#putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis πŸ’ƒπŸ»

Also featured in this pic - my #gorgeous @predatorcues #BLAK 
πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

What other #sport can you be #captain of the #twoandout crew and still end up with a ton of #lunchmoney?? πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°
#niceshootinboys πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸΌ
#ilovethisgame ❀️
#choiceoffield 🐎
#calcutta πŸ€‘
#eightball #8ball #billiards 🎱
#charlierayclassic
#denverpoolplayers 😜
#putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis πŸ’ƒπŸ»

Also featured in this pic - my #gorgeous @predatorcues #BLAK
πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
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#caughtinaction tonight at the weekly @feltbilliards #9ball tournament 
The @predatorcues #AIRII is pretty awesome. #jumps #effortlessly …. I’m good as long as I can keep my toe down πŸ˜‚ #shortgirlproblems 
#girlsthatplaypool
#poolplayers #denverpoolplayers #feltbilliards #nineball #jumpy #jumpoftheday #hops

#caughtinaction tonight at the weekly @feltbilliards #9ball tournament
The @predatorcues #AIRII is pretty awesome. #jumps #effortlessly …. I’m good as long as I can keep my toe down πŸ˜‚ #shortgirlproblems
#girlsthatplaypool
#poolplayers #denverpoolplayers #feltbilliards #nineball #jumpy #jumpoftheday #hops
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Oh @predatorcues, oh #predator, let me count the ways #iloveyou πŸ’—

Maybe my #game would have gotten here without them…. But I  #believe I got here a whole lot #faster with em! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

Yeah, they are #gorgeous. But most of all I love how #functional they are. They go #right where I tell em and damn if that hit don’t feel ….we’ll let’s just say it’s better than an ice #coldbeer 🍺 on a hot day πŸ₯΅ 

Once you go #predatorcues there is no going back. It #spoils you for all other cues….and makes it real difficult to accept less than #thebest. #practice how you want to #play. 
Practice like you’ve been picked for the #triwizardcup 
#myfavorite
#weaponsofmassdestruction  #investinyourself 
#levelup your #gear 
#preparednotscared 
#cueporn #cuesports #eightball #nineball #tenball #poolplayers 
#bestinclass πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

Oh @predatorcues, oh #predator, let me count the ways #iloveyou πŸ’—

Maybe my #game would have gotten here without them…. But I #believe I got here a whole lot #faster with em! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

Yeah, they are #gorgeous. But most of all I love how #functional they are. They go #right where I tell em and damn if that hit don’t feel ….we’ll let’s just say it’s better than an ice #coldbeer 🍺 on a hot day πŸ₯΅

Once you go #predatorcues there is no going back. It #spoils you for all other cues….and makes it real difficult to accept less than #thebest. #practice how you want to #play.
Practice like you’ve been picked for the #triwizardcup
#myfavorite
#weaponsofmassdestruction #investinyourself
#levelup your #gear
#preparednotscared
#cueporn #cuesports #eightball #nineball #tenball #poolplayers
#bestinclass πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
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Great to see my buddy @matt.sac this weekend…. He’s so #fancy!! 
This is a #sic #efran kick off the point… one of many, many #creative shots  this guy pulled off in the short session we got to #play. 

Once upon a time, in a #galaxy far far away #mattsac and I took down the #scotchdoubles tourney at BCs. Our styles are very similar. 
The first match, he was gonna try some #tricky multi rail shot to get me #shape….and I told him to just hit it In easy and leave me the bank. #drilledit and we #rolled right through the rest of the bracket. 

#poolplayers like Matt remind me why I love to #play this game. Great #sportsmanship and fancy shots. Two of #myfavoritethings πŸ€‘

Watch out for this guy #Chicago…. There’s a new #sherrifintown 🀠 
#shapeisoverrated 
#eightball 
#trickshots

Great to see my buddy @matt.sac this weekend…. He’s so #fancy!!
This is a #sic #efran kick off the point… one of many, many #creative shots this guy pulled off in the short session we got to #play.

Once upon a time, in a #galaxy far far away #mattsac and I took down the #scotchdoubles tourney at BCs. Our styles are very similar.
The first match, he was gonna try some #tricky multi rail shot to get me #shape….and I told him to just hit it In easy and leave me the bank. #drilledit and we #rolled right through the rest of the bracket.

#poolplayers like Matt remind me why I love to #play this game. Great #sportsmanship and fancy shots. Two of #myfavoritethings πŸ€‘

Watch out for this guy #Chicago…. There’s a new #sherrifintown 🀠
#shapeisoverrated
#eightball
#trickshots
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Final night of the season for Napa Laggers Choice League @feltbilliards on the 9’ tables. 
We had a strong finish πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š 
I was down #hillnil and came back to #win 7-2. #seven in a row with one #eightball break for the extra point. 
What an excellent season! I #love this team!  #ninelives πŸ’‹

This  #predatorBLAK is #amazing. It’s just so darn #smooth. #victory tips have a great hit, and the cue resonates at the #perfectpitch. I’m such a huge fan. 
As always, thank you @predatorcues for the #sponsorship. 

#girlsthatplaypool
#poolplayers
#8ball 
#banksr4stupidpeople
#slambanks are my fav 😻

Final night of the season for Napa Laggers Choice League @feltbilliards on the 9’ tables.
We had a strong finish πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
I was down #hillnil and came back to #win 7-2. #seven in a row with one #eightball break for the extra point.
What an excellent season! I #love this team! #ninelives πŸ’‹

This #predatorBLAK is #amazing. It’s just so darn #smooth. #victory tips have a great hit, and the cue resonates at the #perfectpitch. I’m such a huge fan.
As always, thank you @predatorcues for the #sponsorship.

#girlsthatplaypool
#poolplayers
#8ball
#banksr4stupidpeople
#slambanks are my fav 😻
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Last night was actually not #TwoandOut Tuesday for me! I managed to slide by some #monsters and split the tournament with Kostas Koukiadakis. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
By the end I was in #deadstroke and managed to get shape most of the time and nailed banks, long straight shots and cuts - even on table 1.  This is my #workhard, #playharder end of a long #battle game face πŸ€‘

Thanks Shawn CaHow  and Xavier Lucero for stepping up and running the tournament while Doug Seeley and Christine Seeley are off becoming grandparents for the first time!! We missed you guys!! 😘

And shout out to Bob Madara and Savannah Rae for taking care of us on such a busy night at #feltbilliards ! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Thank you @predatorcues for these amazing #weaponsofmassdestruction the #predatorcues #blak hits like a #dream. Grabs when I want and hits beautifully when I’m in stroke. Everything goes right where I wanted it to. #levelup #highgear #ilovepredator 😍

Last night was actually not #TwoandOut Tuesday for me! I managed to slide by some #monsters and split the tournament with Kostas Koukiadakis. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
By the end I was in #deadstroke and managed to get shape most of the time and nailed banks, long straight shots and cuts - even on table 1. This is my #workhard, #playharder end of a long #battle game face πŸ€‘

Thanks Shawn CaHow and Xavier Lucero for stepping up and running the tournament while Doug Seeley and Christine Seeley are off becoming grandparents for the first time!! We missed you guys!! 😘

And shout out to Bob Madara and Savannah Rae for taking care of us on such a busy night at #feltbilliards ! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Thank you @predatorcues for these amazing #weaponsofmassdestruction the #predatorcues #blak hits like a #dream. Grabs when I want and hits beautifully when I’m in stroke. Everything goes right where I wanted it to. #levelup #highgear #ilovepredator 😍
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@billiardschick. Felt weekly tourney

@billiardschick. Felt weekly tourney ...

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I had the #opportunity to work with one of #thebest #coaches in the country this week - THE #CUETEC COACH, @joeygray9171. 

I attended both a group and private lesson and enjoyed them thoroughly. 
No matter how good you think you are, there are always ways to #improve πŸ’ͺ🏻. 
Every tweak matters. Even pros have coaches. Talking to someone that can #analyze your game an tweak things can help you #levelup faster. 
And once I manage to get all this absorbed, y’all are in #trouble! 😈 

If he’s ever in a #poolhall near you, spend the #time and #money on a lesson - you won’t be disappointed! 

#neverstopimproving 
#levelupchallenge 
#billiardology
#lifelonglearning

I had the #opportunity to work with one of #thebest #coaches in the country this week - THE #CUETEC COACH, @joeygray9171.

I attended both a group and private lesson and enjoyed them thoroughly.
No matter how good you think you are, there are always ways to #improve πŸ’ͺ🏻.
Every tweak matters. Even pros have coaches. Talking to someone that can #analyze your game an tweak things can help you #levelup faster.
And once I manage to get all this absorbed, y’all are in #trouble! 😈

If he’s ever in a #poolhall near you, spend the #time and #money on a lesson - you won’t be disappointed!

#neverstopimproving
#levelupchallenge
#billiardology
#lifelonglearning
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#jumps are #soeasy with the @predatorcues #AIR2 
This was a long #jump on the #eightball and I #drilledit with the #predatorcue 
#happybirthday to me!! Thanks @acerfman for catching this #awesome shot 😘 and putting up with my #shenanigans this weekend! 
#loveyoudummy πŸ’•

#jumps are #soeasy with the @predatorcues #AIR2
This was a long #jump on the #eightball and I #drilledit with the #predatorcue
#happybirthday to me!! Thanks @acerfman for catching this #awesome shot 😘 and putting up with my #shenanigans this weekend!
#loveyoudummy πŸ’•
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#Queen of the Table at #StationThree in Fort Lupton, #COLORADO has crowned a new Queen! πŸ‘ΈπŸ» 

It was a terrific field of #girlsthatplaypool and we had a #strong showing from #Denver! 
28 #ladies started bright and early, 9am Saturday and were finished 17 hours later. πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ
I went 9-1, and played a ton of great women and #battled it out all day, and well into the wee hours of the night. πŸ‘‘
These tables were tough valleys, slower than the #diamonds, with super tiny side pockets. It was challenging to get a good break, and all day, it didn’t always feel like an advantage to win the break. πŸ™ƒ

So many matches. So many good shots. Such rolls - good and bad for all of us.... it was a great day of battle πŸ’₯

I was rolling #inthezone during my left side matches and got the only #BNR all day, helping to secure the #shutout in the finals. πŸ€‘
So much #focus, #concentration, #excitement and #adrenaline! It felt #phenomenal!!! πŸŒˆπŸ’•

Thank you Tony Gonzales Jr. for running such a smooth tournament and getting it all done in one day! 
Thank you to Station Three for hosting all these awesome ladies and taking care of us all day! 
Thank you to my Sponsor, @predatorcues for these gorgeous, amazing, winning cues, the BLAK is my all time favorite. #predatorcues
And thank you @adjling  and @catannc for sweating all the matches and hanging with me until the very end. #bestteamever πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ
#badassery 
#winning
#janeshighlights

#Queen of the Table at #StationThree in Fort Lupton, #COLORADO has crowned a new Queen! πŸ‘ΈπŸ»

It was a terrific field of #girlsthatplaypool and we had a #strong showing from #Denver!
28 #ladies started bright and early, 9am Saturday and were finished 17 hours later. πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ
I went 9-1, and played a ton of great women and #battled it out all day, and well into the wee hours of the night. πŸ‘‘
These tables were tough valleys, slower than the #diamonds, with super tiny side pockets. It was challenging to get a good break, and all day, it didn’t always feel like an advantage to win the break. πŸ™ƒ

So many matches. So many good shots. Such rolls - good and bad for all of us.... it was a great day of battle πŸ’₯

I was rolling #inthezone during my left side matches and got the only #BNR all day, helping to secure the #shutout in the finals. πŸ€‘
So much #focus, #concentration, #excitement and #adrenaline! It felt #phenomenal!!! πŸŒˆπŸ’•

Thank you Tony Gonzales Jr. for running such a smooth tournament and getting it all done in one day!
Thank you to Station Three for hosting all these awesome ladies and taking care of us all day!
Thank you to my Sponsor, @predatorcues for these gorgeous, amazing, winning cues, the BLAK is my all time favorite. #predatorcues
And thank you @adjling and @catannc for sweating all the matches and hanging with me until the very end. #bestteamever πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ
#badassery
#winning
#janeshighlights
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@nsight0420 decided not to #jump this and hit a #perfect #masse! πŸ€‘
He hit it with just the right amount of #spin and #speed. 
#feltbilliards #poolplayers #tricky #withshape #nailedit #upandcomingartist 😜
This shot was made with the 
#predatorcues #throne @predatorcues #carbonfiber 
#control #weaponofchoice #killinit

@nsight0420 decided not to #jump this and hit a #perfect #masse! πŸ€‘
He hit it with just the right amount of #spin and #speed.
#feltbilliards #poolplayers #tricky #withshape #nailedit #upandcomingartist 😜
This shot was made with the
#predatorcues #throne @predatorcues #carbonfiber
#control #weaponofchoice #killinit
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Hi, this is @catannc and I just #taught her to #jump. She is a new #APALEAGUE 4/4 and improving at an #incredible pace πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
She tried out a couple other jump cues, but the #PredatorAir2 was by far her #favorite. #itssoeasy! 😜
After talking her through the #stroke and #floatingbridge, you could see the #intense #focus she had on every detail and she #executed #perfectly on the very first try. 
A few shots later, we set this one up and on her second attempt, she #drilledit too! 
#janetaughtme #kickoftheday 
#jumpkick #kickster #tricky #wyomingopen #saratoga #wherechampionsaremade 
#proud #billiardology #janesminnows 
This message brought to you by @predatorcues #rawr πŸ’₯

Hi, this is @catannc and I just #taught her to #jump. She is a new #APALEAGUE 4/4 and improving at an #incredible pace πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
She tried out a couple other jump cues, but the #PredatorAir2 was by far her #favorite. #itssoeasy! 😜
After talking her through the #stroke and #floatingbridge, you could see the #intense #focus she had on every detail and she #executed #perfectly on the very first try.
A few shots later, we set this one up and on her second attempt, she #drilledit too!
#janetaughtme #kickoftheday
#jumpkick #kickster #tricky #wyomingopen #saratoga #wherechampionsaremade
#proud #billiardology #janesminnows
This message brought to you by @predatorcues #rawr πŸ’₯
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After 2 days of #nonstop #action I am out. 9-12th out of 103 players at the #NAPA National #8ball #championships. I made it to the hotseat of my bracket, and proceeded to dog my brains out after being up 4-2 I lost 4-5 and then got crushed on the left side. #brutal end to the day. 
There are 4 brackets, I played in the A bracket, and if I could have just gotten that last game in the hotseat match... well if wishes were fishes, we’d all be fishermen. #darnit I hate going out like that. 
Chalk it up to #Poor #player management I guess. All I know is after 14 hours of pool I am exhausted. 
It’s been a long while thanks to the #coronaviruspandemic since I’ve played a big event, and I’m proud of the way I started off. 
Tournaments are a lesson in #endurance, and this was a #toughone. 
#great #poolplayers, #excellent displays of #sportsmanship all over the place, and it was a very well run event. 
Thanks #cheryljones and the #napa folks that ran the event and of course to  @feltbilliards for hosting an #insane number of players all weekend! 😎
#cashed #tourneylife #girlsthatplaypool #predatorcues @predatorcues

After 2 days of #nonstop #action I am out. 9-12th out of 103 players at the #NAPA National #8ball #championships. I made it to the hotseat of my bracket, and proceeded to dog my brains out after being up 4-2 I lost 4-5 and then got crushed on the left side. #brutal end to the day.
There are 4 brackets, I played in the A bracket, and if I could have just gotten that last game in the hotseat match... well if wishes were fishes, we’d all be fishermen. #darnit I hate going out like that.
Chalk it up to #Poor #player management I guess. All I know is after 14 hours of pool I am exhausted.
It’s been a long while thanks to the #coronaviruspandemic since I’ve played a big event, and I’m proud of the way I started off.
Tournaments are a lesson in #endurance, and this was a #toughone.
#great #poolplayers, #excellent displays of #sportsmanship all over the place, and it was a very well run event.
Thanks #cheryljones and the #napa folks that ran the event and of course to @feltbilliards for hosting an #insane number of players all weekend! 😎
#cashed #tourneylife #girlsthatplaypool #predatorcues @predatorcues
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#nickolusRodgers posted this today and some of y’all need to hear this:

Here are the top ten ways to play pool: I feel like this needs to be said!

1. Find a seat and sit in it.

Unlike in "The Color of Money", where there were no chairs at the pool tournament and both players stood at the table, serious pool is played with only one person at the table at a time.

2. Watch the small talk.

If you're a #chatterbox and you're getting monosyllabic responses or the stink-eye from your opponent, chances are he or she would rather play than listen to your commentary.

3. No drinks, butts or buttocks on the table.

4. #Chalk with class.

The proper way to chalk is to hold your cue in one hand, gently swiping chalk onto the cue tip with the other. Don't twist or spin the chalk on the cue or vice versa. Make sure to put the chalk back on the table business side up - if you don't, the rails will be covered in blue dust and so will your clothing.

5. Easy on the white powder.

6. Mind your stick.

Please don't be "that guy." You are not Tom Cruise and a pool cue is not a Samurai sword, a baton or a baseball bat. Make sure to rest cues in a secure spot; Cues propped up against the side of the table will fall over.

7. Know the rules of the game.

If you are playing in a league or tournament, take the time to familiarize yourself with the official rules. If you are playing casually, make sure to agree upon the rules before hand to avoid conflicts later.

8. Be on your best behavior at leagues and tournaments.

We pool players take these things very seriously. Be extra careful not to move or talk while your opponent is shooting.

9. #Chillout

Deal with your #angermanagement issues in therapy - don't vent your spleen in the pool room or no one will play with you.

10. There is a difference between losing and being a loser.

There's no crying in pool. Everybody loses from time to time but only losers badmouth opponents, refuse to shake hands, or break their cues.

Credit to @rey.shots_  for this beautiful pic. 

#poolplayers 
#ettiquitte 
#predatorcues @predatorcues

#nickolusRodgers posted this today and some of y’all need to hear this:

Here are the top ten ways to play pool: I feel like this needs to be said!

1. Find a seat and sit in it.

Unlike in "The Color of Money", where there were no chairs at the pool tournament and both players stood at the table, serious pool is played with only one person at the table at a time.

2. Watch the small talk.

If you're a #chatterbox and you're getting monosyllabic responses or the stink-eye from your opponent, chances are he or she would rather play than listen to your commentary.

3. No drinks, butts or buttocks on the table.

4. #Chalk with class.

The proper way to chalk is to hold your cue in one hand, gently swiping chalk onto the cue tip with the other. Don't twist or spin the chalk on the cue or vice versa. Make sure to put the chalk back on the table business side up - if you don't, the rails will be covered in blue dust and so will your clothing.

5. Easy on the white powder.

6. Mind your stick.

Please don't be "that guy." You are not Tom Cruise and a pool cue is not a Samurai sword, a baton or a baseball bat. Make sure to rest cues in a secure spot; Cues propped up against the side of the table will fall over.

7. Know the rules of the game.

If you are playing in a league or tournament, take the time to familiarize yourself with the official rules. If you are playing casually, make sure to agree upon the rules before hand to avoid conflicts later.

8. Be on your best behavior at leagues and tournaments.

We pool players take these things very seriously. Be extra careful not to move or talk while your opponent is shooting.

9. #Chillout

Deal with your #angermanagement issues in therapy - don't vent your spleen in the pool room or no one will play with you.

10. There is a difference between losing and being a loser.

There's no crying in pool. Everybody loses from time to time but only losers badmouth opponents, refuse to shake hands, or break their cues.

Credit to @rey.shots_ for this beautiful pic.

#poolplayers
#ettiquitte
#predatorcues @predatorcues
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