Monthly Archives: June 2013

Live Pool

For the first time ever, I play live pool on camera.

This was recorded around a week and a half ago and is a race to 9 vs my good friend Mal which he won 9-8 giving me a 6 rack head start. Mal is an excellent pool player in both real life and on VP4 and runs his own pool blog over at runout.tv.

I find video to be a great practice tool as quite often what you feel you are doing is nothing like what you are actually doing.

This video has taught me two things, I’m not as bad as I thought (once I got used to playing on camera and got my eye in), and, that I have a little bit of head movement – up and down as I cue backwards and forwards – which I need to quieten down.

Here is the video:

View Mal’s blog post – Mal v Steve Practise Racks

Stats, Stats, Stats – Season 10 – National Tour

Relegation! Well deserved too!

I finished in 60th place, with two last 48 finishes, the rest were last 64s… Only needed 5 more ranking points to beat the drop.

I’m actually quite looking forward to as season on the easier Regional Tour.

Compared to last season a decline in most areas:

  • Ball making average down 0.001 to 0.632
  • Breaks made a ball down 0.1 to 60.9%
  • Runout from break down % 0.1 to 6.1%
  • Golden breaks down 0.1 to 4.2%
  • Break fouls remain the same at 8.3%
  • Balls per turn remains the same at 1.3
  • Money making % down 0.1 to 73.2%

Stats

Season 10 - National Tour - Stats

Results

Season 10 - National Tour - Results

Stats, Stats, Stats – Season 9 – National Tour

Once again I managed to retain my place on the National Tour, and once again I feel as if I played terribly.

Lets have a look at how my stats compare to the end of last season.

  • Ball making average remains at 0.633
  • Breaks made a ball up 0.2 to 61%
  • Runout from break % up 0.1 to 6.2%
  • Golden breaks remain at 4.3%
  • Break fouls down 0.1 to 8.3%
  • Balls per turn remains at 1.3
  • Money making % up 0.2 to  73.3%

Overall, improvement, especially in key areas and no drop in any stats. So I should be happy with that. But it felt like I couldn’t string 3 pots together all season!

Stats

Season 9 - National Tour - Stats

Results

Season 9 - National Tour - Results

 

Stats, Stats, Stats – Season 8 – National Tour

Well, I managed to retain my place on the National Tour for the first time with a 42nd place finish, it doesn’t sound great, but it’s a step in the right direction and all of my stats are improving – especially money making % and run out from break %.

Compared to last season:

  • Ball making average up 0.002 to 0.633
  • Breaks made a ball up 0.2 to 60.8%
  • Runout from break % up 0.5 to 6.1%
  • Average balls per break remains at 0.9%
  • Golden breaks up 0.1 to 4.3%
  • Break fouls down 0.2 to 8.4%
  • Balls per turn remains at 1.3
  • Money making % up 0.7 to 73.1%

Nothing got worse, so things are looking up!

Stats

Season 8 - National Tour - Stats

Results

Season 8 - National Tour - Results