Billiards is more than a game, it’s a mirror of who you are.

Super Billiards Expo 2019 | photo credit: Erwin Dionisio

My brother used to bring me to the pool room, when he was stuck babysitting but wanted to shoot. I was instantly drawn to the rhythm, elegance and intensity of billiards.

Since then, I’ve been addicted to the sport for many reasons. It has taught me so much about life, interacting with others and myself.

How brutally honest are you about your own weaknesses?

How committed are you to correcting your mistakes, bad habits and eliminating all excuses for poor performance?

How well do you plan ahead and play the odds? Are you arrogant about your skills and do you underestimate others?

How do you deal with adversity, distractions and handle pressure?

Do you handle defeat with grace and winning with humility?

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement.” — Marie Curie