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Old 09.06.2011, 12:11
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Pool, Billard. Swiss Championships

17,18,19. June.
Winner`s Pool Billard. Bümplitzstrasse 101. 3018 Bern-Bümpliz.www.billardsm.ch
Thay are holding the Swiss championships. Is anyone from the EF going along? I was thinking of going saturday 18 in the afternoon, and Sunday
all day. If anyone is interested. (Only to look, its only the Finals).
Also, if anyone has an interest to have a game some- time in Düdingen in the Graffiti club. It is a nice pool hall.
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Old 09.06.2011, 12:42
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Re: Pool, Billard. Swiss Championships

Used to play a bit of pool in my (mis-spent) youth. My "local" pub had a nice pool room, with a good (Rex Williams) table. Me and a couple of mates often used to bunk off college (ah ... that explains a lot, now I think back) to get the table when it was quiet.

In one of my previous, dubious working abroad expeditions, I got together with a couple of other work mates and between us we would try to win our beer money/free drinks for the night, when times were tough - one played cards, another Connect-4 (for money!), and I, pool.

Only played a few times in recent years (with my daughter), but unfortunately two things are now apparent:

- 1) the cue ball always used to be slightly smaller than the object balls on the better quality tables of yesteryear, but now they seem so big and heavy, making it much more difficult for accurate control - plus the pockets are bigger and more forgiving; and,
- 2) now I'm an old git and have to wear glasses all the time (progressive lenses), this makes it really difficult to line up long shots - either through the wrong top bit of the lenses, or completely over the top of them, which is nice and blurry.

Ah ... well - can't be a Peter Pan for ever.
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Re: Pool, Billard. Swiss Championships

Switzerland has a well looked after competition for school kids and juniors. They have there own league, and play in different clubs across Switzerland, usally on a Sunday morning stating at 11 oclock, different weekends different games. 8 ball, 9 ball, 10 ball, & 14/1. Next season, after the sommer, starts again. There is only 4 girls playing at the moment, and there is always place for more boys. If you or your kids have an interest , I can find out about clubs in your area. It is a great sport.
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Switzerland has a well looked after competition for school kids and juniors. They have there own league, and play in different clubs across Switzerland, usally on a Sunday morning stating at 11 oclock, different weekends different games. 8 ball, 9 ball, 10 ball, & 14/1. Next season, after the sommer, starts again. There is only 4 girls playing at the moment, and there is always place for more boys. If you or your kids have an interest , I can find out about clubs in your area. It is a great sport.
Nice thought - thanks for the offer, but with the prospect of moving house in a couple of months, with everything that is entailed with that at both ends, it's out for me ....
.... and with my daughter starting the important 6th year at a new school, and on top of everything else that she already does, it's also out for her, too.

Will just have to make do the occasional game at Payerneland or other similar venue.
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