Pool has always been fascinating to me. The rules are simply stated,
yet there are amazingly complicated and interesting strategies for
My father taught me how to play when I was a young boy, and I
remember saving my pennies, nickels, and dimes for almost two years
before I had enough money to buy a small pool table. My father added
some more money to the fund and for about 3 years I spent many hours
playing pool in the attic where the pool table was very cosily
At the time I believed that being a good pool player was mostly a
physical skill, but now I believe that it is mostly a mental skill.
The physics of shooting pool is now pretty well described, and it is
I don't play particularly well, but I enjoy the game very much.
There is a weekly pool tournament at Rey's Bar & Grill in
Alliance, Ohio every Thursday night at 7:00 PM.