More WPBA Goodness

On August 5, 2008, in WPBA, by Michael Feiman

I just finished up watching the Great Lakes Classic on ESPN2 last night and I gotta tell you, I love the cue view!  I know that many of us already know where the players are hitting the cue ball in order to make certain shots, but the goal of the bug is to help the casual spectator get a better understanding for the game.

If you watch old billiards telecasts and listen to the commentary, you’ll hear Mitch and Ewa talking about where the player is going to hit the cue ball, but for the layman, it simply doesn’t make much sense.  To see if the cue view is doing its job, I pulled a couple of friends in to watch an hour of pool to get their opinion.  Neither of these guys play much pool beyond going to the bar and banging some balls around so they don’t know the first thing about actually controlling the cue ball.  Needless to say, they really dug the cue view.

On a side note, congrats to Kelly Fisher on winning the US Open (scheduled for TV viewing 9/11, 9/12 and 9/14 on ESPN) and taking over the #1 spot in the latest WPBA rankings!

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As promised, our pal Debbie Schjodt sent over tons of pictures from her recent win at the Ladies Spirit tour stop at Amy’s Billiards in Florida.  In true Debbie fashion, she and Frank headed down to the bar after her win to celebrate.

I’m not going to post all the pictures here on the blog, mostly because there are just so many of them, but if you want to check out all the photos, you can find them at Frank’s MySpace page.  Also, I wanted to give a big thank you to Debbie’s friend and fellow Spirit Tour pro Niki Rasmussen for showering our little Frank with so much undeserved attention!

Next stop for Debbie will be next week at the WPBA US Open at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma.  If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi to Debbie and Frank!

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