Monthly Archives: November 2011

U.S. Amateurs Update

U.S. Amateurs Update
 
Slept in late.   😦     Headed to Strokers in 15 minutes.  Yesterday, I lost my first match 3-7 then won my second match 7-5.  I’ll play again today at noon.  If I continue winning (and that’s a BIG if), I will need to play 6 or 7 straight matches with no breaks to make it to Sunday.  I found out they are live streaming one table on the internet.  Here’s the link from the APA website:
 
 Live streaming from the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship being held in Tampa, FL (coverage courtesy of Inside Pool magazine and JR Calvert). http://www.usamateurchampionship.com/coverage/2011/
 
 

Tampa Bound!

Tonight I’m packing for my trip to Tampa, Florida for the finals of the US Amateur Championships.  Just a short 6.5 hour flight from San Jose to Tampa… I can’t wait!!!!  I’ll be getting to Florida a couple days early to give myself time to adjust to the time zone change.  My plane lands at 10:30pm, so I figure I can check into the hotel and get to Strokers in Palm Harbor by midnight.  I’ll grab a light dinner, visit with some of the locals, then hit a few balls to get accustomed to the equipment.  On Thursday I’ll be at Strokers as soon as they open so I can practice all day and get into stroke while the other competitors are arriving.  Ahhhh, the life of a pool player!