Greetings From The "New Guy"

Mkelley

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Thought I would say hello to all and say thanks for the having this website as a resource. I just started visiting and I’ve found so much information I can’t keep up… Kudos!



I’ve been playing pool for about 2-3 years now, and play in a local APA league in my area. I recently put an 8 footer in my home and I’m trying to practice regularly (which is easier said than done)



I guess my first big question is what do I really need to focus working on as a beginner. Vague I know… I just started to do the L-drill and basically working on banks that are near the stack if that makes sense and some long rail banks just to get started mainly learning how to move balls near my pocket. The up table game confuses me a lot so I’m spending a lot of time on the initial beginning of the game(breaking for example). After all I don’t want to lose after 2 shots… but it happens I suppose. Cue ball control I know is another must and not really sure what drills help that. For sure just the little bit I’ve spent on straight pool and one pocket, has improved my league play.



I really am interested in one pocket, straight pool and have been trying to play them as much as possible. I actually believe they have improved my game the most. Now while I haven’t played much one pocket because I’d brand new to it, it’s the game I want to play the most. I’ve recently borrowed a book to read from an older gentleman at the local pool hall I met. I’ve also purchased several accu-stats videos of various one pocket matches for me to review and wonder if I’ll be able to do this magic on the felt!



I live in the Southern Indiana area near Louisville, KY and I would love to be able to find some people out there to play and learn from. Seriously it gets boring playing against yourself…



So thanks to all those who contribute and I look forward to learning from you.



Mr. John B – I got the opportunity to meet you at the last DCC. Was great to chat with you. I also work their (Senior Executive Host) and gave you my card. Don’t expect you to remember but when you come again I would love if you have any extra time for a few games or tips for that matter with you in the banking department.



Mr. Incardona – I also got the chance to meet you as well. If you remember you were eating with some gentlemen and I told you I recognized you by your voice because of the videos I had seen. =) Would love if your coming in this year to spend some time and get some knowledge from you as well.



Fast Lenny – I got to spend some time with Scott at the DCC, we had some fun(not releasing those stories either!), so I’ll be looking at those dvd’s as well and some matches you have up on your site. Look forward to doing business with ya.



See ya around

Matthew Kelley
 

NH Steve

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Mkelley said:
Thought I would say hello to all and say thanks for the having this website as a resource. I just started visiting and I’ve found so much information I can’t keep up… Kudos!



I’ve been playing pool for about 2-3 years now, and play in a local APA league in my area. I recently put an 8 footer in my home and I’m trying to practice regularly (which is easier said than done)



I guess my first big question is what do I really need to focus working on as a beginner. Vague I know… I just started to do the L-drill and basically working on banks that are near the stack if that makes sense and some long rail banks just to get started mainly learning how to move balls near my pocket. The up table game confuses me a lot so I’m spending a lot of time on the initial beginning of the game(breaking for example). After all I don’t want to lose after 2 shots… but it happens I suppose. Cue ball control I know is another must and not really sure what drills help that. For sure just the little bit I’ve spent on straight pool and one pocket, has improved my league play.



I really am interested in one pocket, straight pool and have been trying to play them as much as possible. I actually believe they have improved my game the most. Now while I haven’t played much one pocket because I’d brand new to it, it’s the game I want to play the most. I’ve recently borrowed a book to read from an older gentleman at the local pool hall I met. I’ve also purchased several accu-stats videos of various one pocket matches for me to review and wonder if I’ll be able to do this magic on the felt!



I live in the Southern Indiana area near Louisville, KY and I would love to be able to find some people out there to play and learn from. Seriously it gets boring playing against yourself…



So thanks to all those who contribute and I look forward to learning from you.



Mr. John B – I got the opportunity to meet you at the last DCC. Was great to chat with you. I also work their (Senior Executive Host) and gave you my card. Don’t expect you to remember but when you come again I would love if you have any extra time for a few games or tips for that matter with you in the banking department.



Mr. Incardona – I also got the chance to meet you as well. If you remember you were eating with some gentlemen and I told you I recognized you by your voice because of the videos I had seen. =) Would love if your coming in this year to spend some time and get some knowledge from you as well.



Fast Lenny – I got to spend some time with Scott at the DCC, we had some fun(not releasing those stories either!), so I’ll be looking at those dvd’s as well and some matches you have up on your site. Look forward to doing business with ya.



See ya around

Matthew Kelley
Well if I didn't meet you last year, I look forward to meeting you this year.

And welcome to the site!
 

fred bentivegna

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Come on in...

Come on in...

...Welcome Matt. Did I meet you at DCC last year? Executive Host of the Casino or Hotel? Much bank and 1pkt info available for your pool pleasure. Now, what about Dem hotel perks? I always stay the full 9 days.

Freddy the Beard
 

crystal cue

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Welcome Matt,if you want to learn about 1 pocket you came to the right place,here you can ask questions to guys that have been playing top speed pool for 50 plus years,you cant get that anywhere else. CC
 

Mkelley

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Freedy

It was brief but we pretty much stood beside each other for 30 min or so while billy and a couple gentlemen were discussing a match 12-4 one pocket with darren appleton.

Look forward to speaking with you this year. I believe they did a class on one pocket last year with 2-3 guys. You were one i believe. Can you tell me if you are or if that is going on this year? I would be interested.

thanks

Matt
 

fred bentivegna

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Planning on it.

Planning on it.

Mkelley said:
Freedy

It was brief but we pretty much stood beside each other for 30 min or so while billy and a couple gentlemen were discussing a match 12-4 one pocket with darren appleton.

Look forward to speaking with you this year. I believe they did a class on one pocket last year with 2-3 guys. You were one i believe. Can you tell me if you are or if that is going on this year? I would be interested.

thanks

Matt

Been doing it every year with Danny DiLiberto and Grady Mathews. We'll sure try it again this year.

Beard
 

tonygreen

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Welcome !

Welcome !

I am also new to the site, you have found a new home. Ask any and everything. The forum is full of experience and opinion, the later of which is in great abundance.
 

petie

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Welcome to OnePocket.org, Matt. Some real heavy hitters here. Some more that stop by from time to time. And some so-so players that can't get enough of one pocket like me. In answer to your first big question, without a doubt you should focus on fundamentals. This will serve you the best of any other aspect of the game. Not to say you shouldn't learn one pocket--just sayin' that fundamentals is the foundation of performance. I'm pretty sure that the best players have the best fundamentals with very few exceptions. I hope this answers your question.
 

lll

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im no champion but i would say a house is only as strong as its foundation
learn the fundamentals
play all games
there is alot of good instructional info out there
try to find a mentor and/or take a lesson from a certified pro
get your mechanics solid before too many bad habits creep in
welcome aboard
 
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