Snooker: Local League Review I

Last Saturday, as mentioned in an earlier post, it took place the first tournament of the local snooker league. For me it went quite good I would say, winning 2 of my 3 matches from the group stage and qualifying in the last 16 but none of my matches were easy.

After my fist 2-1 win I had to play with the local coach from which I couldn’t snatch a frame, loosing 3-0. It wasn’t that I had played badly but, the fact that the match was getting interrupted from two to two minutes, really made me lose my concentration. Perhaps I should have stayed calmer and just focused on the game but it is easier said than done when all sort of toughs start roaming your mind.

Right after this game I got to play my last group stage game against a new comer (hat off to this kid who will probably turn to be a good player in the near future). I made an impressive start winning the first frame which was probably my best single frame of this year. I don’t know what happened next, maybe I just relaxed more than I should have done it but, very quickly I found myself leveled at 1-1 and with the pressure on me because my opponent was coming from behind. The next frame was crucial in the way of qualifying to the last 16, but luckily I managed to calm myself and provide a decent last frame which help me pass through.

In the last 16 I have encountered one of my best friends so it was a very nice game in which we both played relaxed. Although I could have snatched at least one frame and probably made my best game of the tournament  he won 3-0. I gave my best not missing easy shots, but he was a class above me. No wonder he is in the top 16 players from our country.

In conclusion: It was a very nice event and I am happy with the way I have played so I am looking forward to a good snooker year.

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Song Of The Week (January 26, 2014)

This section is dedicated to music and artists, in no particular order and no particular genres. I will start this section with one of my favorite songs which I have found recently:

Jack Johnson – Good People

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Yf2BA4sO0

Lyrics:

“Well, you win, it’s your show now
So what’s it gonna be?
‘Cause people will tune in
How many train wrecks do we need to see?

Before we lose touch of
And we thought this was low
It’s bad getting’ worse now

Where’d all the good people go?
I’ve been changin’ channels
I don’t see them on the TV shows, yeah
Where’d all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow, yeah

They got this and that with a rattle a tat
Testin’ one two, what you gonna do?
Bad news, misused, got too much to lose
Gimme some truth, man, who’s side are we on?

Whatever you say, I turn on the boob tube
I’m in the mood to obey
So lead me astray and by the way now

Where’d all the good people go?
I’ve been changin’ channels
I don’t see them on the TV shows
Where’d all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow
Where’d all the good people go?

Sittin’ ’round, feeling far away, yeah
So far away but I can feel the debris, can you feel it?
You interrupt me from a friendly conversation
To tell me how great it’s all gonna be

But you might notice some hesitation
‘Cause it’s important to you, it’s not important to me
Way down by the edge of your reason
Well, it’s beginning to show and all I really wanna know is

Where’d all the good people go?
I’ve been changin’ channels
I don’t see them on the TV shows
Where’d all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow
Where’d all the good people go?

With a rattle a tat, testin’ one two
Now what you gonna do?
Bad news, misused, you got too much to lose
Gimme some truth, whose side are we on today anyway?

Okay, whatever you say
Wrong or resolute but in the mood to obey
Station to station desensitizing the nation
Where’d all the good people going, going?”