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Don't we all have our favorite pool legends? Hasn't every pool player ever thought, "I want to be just like my favorite player?"

We're continuing our countdown to some very exciting announcements by releasing yet another awesome, original pool-themed song by Mikalene! She really nailed these lyrics; words to which we can all relate!

Listen to 'Just Like You' and remember all the reasons you'd like to play just like your very own pool legend!

Listen closely to Mikalene's chorus to this song, "I want to be just like you. I want to know how to win and how to hold my cue. I want to be a legend, I want people to know my name. I want folks to know how much I love this game. I'm willing to work and pay my dues. I want to be just like you."

Whether your pool legend still plays and impresses you, or whether your pool legend has passed on, leaving a great legacy, let this song remind you of all the reasons you're going to continue working to be the player you considered your legend to be, if not better. Make them proud to have been somebody who inspired you to play your best game!

‪#‎Mikalene‬ ‪#‎JustLikeYou‬ ‪#‎OriginalPoolSong‬ ‪#‎JoinUs‬ ‪#‎HugeAnnouncements‬ ‪#‎ComingSoon‬ ‪#‎BeGrateful‬ ‪#‎LegendsOfPool‬ ‪#‎BeDetermined‬ ‪#‎PracticeDiligently‬ ‪#‎DigDeep‬ ‪#‎StayTuned‬ ‪#‎MoreToCome‬

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Talk about a passion for pool, determination and a great big awesome dream...this man has it all in spades! We would love to see his dream come true! It's going to be quite a task for Tor to choose final participants for Season 2016 of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!'

He's a bit off schedule, still finishing up Season 2015 with participant Ra Hanna and one additional participant yet to go! We're all very excited about that and the upcoming episodes from some awesome participants! Truly, we can't wait for you to see them in action!

Here's just one potential participant (and just one of his adorable children) for Season 2016 - what will be the fourth consecutive season of Tor's great series! We're still excited about what you haven't seen yet from Season 2015 and have to keep our lips sealed about what's coming next! ‪#‎TopSecretForNow‬

Read this awesome story...the whole Zero-X Billiards Team loved this man's story and we'll be sharing others in the weeks to come!

"Since the time I was a young boy my dad and I have always bonded through this great and challenging game. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky about 14 miles south of Louisville. I played competitively until I was about 21 years of age. My mother was a single mom of two when my “step” dad came into the picture. He raised my older sister and I and never called me a step child. I met my wife 5 years ago and she had a young boy and girl that I now call my own. We have since had one child of our own, just as my parents did.

My dad and I related through my awkward and rebellious teen years through billiards. I would go to the local bowling alley every Monday night to play in a tournament there that he ran. There I was privileged enough to play with some of the best players in the Louisville area as this tournament drew in a lot of top players. I never did win that tournament, though I did place second a number of times. I can remember watching players there who were truly great at this game. They knew how to play it to a point that it was art.

When I got out into the real world, I became a “work-aholic” and pool is something that fell through the cracks. I did not have time to play on a consistent basis. I never quit thinking about it though.

I have recently (in large part due to your tutorials) had a renewed spark in the dream that I had let go of so long ago. Coming back however isn’t as easy as I had hoped. I was never a top player. I was just a guy who could beat most of the average players that came through the local pool room. Although I had always dreamed that one day that I might be able to play at the next level. We never had the money to have a pool table in our home but, I play every chance I get. There is an old school pool hall just across the street from my home and I have plans to finally build my billiards room at my house in the coming month. It is supposed to be finished in April.

I am financing all of these cost and taking a big chance to finally make a real effort at achieving my dream. My wife supports me in this venture because she knows what it means to me. I am finally in a good position to do this because, I work from home as a mortgage banker. So I have the free time finally to dedicate myself to this dream.

This is where you come in (hopefully). I have purchased your videos and have starting my stroke drills. The problem being that I do not have anyone who can watch me and critique me, when I am sure that I have things that need to be worked out in my stroke. Furthermore I have not the understanding of how to use the center ball to play shape. Not understanding how to get on balls is a huge hindrance that I have. I am always trying to spin the cue ball for position many times with disastrous outcomes. I feel like once I have a table then I will be able to go through the drills that you laid out in Secrets 2 and get a lot better at banking and kicking. I worry that without someone to help me at least at the start of this that I will form and keep bad habits that will ultimately keep me from reaching the top of my potential. I really feel like I could be a competitor with just a little push in the right direction. I have the drive and motivation to learn and be a student of this game until I get to where I hope to be.

To me this game is not about money, it is about seeing it done at the highest level. I love watching Effren and Corey Deule and all the truly gifted players, play this game. I sometimes sit up late at night watching matches of the top players on youtube for hours.

My dad is still with us and I would love nothing more than to be able to have him go to the Derby City Classic next year and watch me compete at a high level. I feel like with your help, it is a real possibility. I am not rich financially, and I am going “all in” on this dream. I am not poor either though. I am already blessed beyond measure with a wonderful wife, children and a decent job.

Now I am just setting out to achieve a dream! I do not, however want to steal away an opportunity from someone who needs it to make ends meet or has no other hope to get ahead in life. If there is someone like that applying, please choose them instead. Thank you very much for your consideration.


P.S. I love what you are doing with this. I love that you are truly passionate about this game and passing your knowledge on to others. I can assure you that, if chosen, I will do the same. At the local pool hall I see so many young players that I would love to help become a top player. I have recommended your videos to them all."
‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#Pool‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Passion‬ ‪#‎DreamsComeTrue‬ ‪#‎Season2015EpisodesYetToCome‬ ‪#‎Season2016ApplicationsPouringInDaily‬ ‪#‎SoExciting‬
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We can hardly wait to be given the go-ahead to share more about what is on the horizon for Tor Lowry and Zero-X Billiards! We guarantee if you love pool, you'll love everything that is coming!
In the meantime, we'll share these things:

1. More amazing episodes of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' coming! Tor still has participants scheduled and we can't wait to share the results for 2015 participants!

2. Tor, despite his busy schedule, has already begun the early selection process for his 2016 participants! He will continue throughout the 1st quarter of this new year to review applications and other submissions!

3. Did we say new releases? Can't tell you what they will be, but we can say you're going to love what's coming from Tor next!

4. We've added members to our team to handle all that is on the horizon for everybody who loves pool!

5. Contests? Oh my, there's so much to be given away in 2016! Details coming soon!

6. Who is interested in an all expense paid visit to Tor's home base for personal training with Tor? Yes these opportunities are coming your way soon so stay tuned!

7. '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' will be entering its fourth consecutive season! Tor and his whole team can hardly believe it will be four years old and is still going strong! New plans for its format, exciting ones, and they too will be revealed soon!

8. Exciting SECRETS to be revealed soon! We're wrapping up the details! Woot!

‪#14Days ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎Pool‬ ‪#‎Billiards‬ #‪#‎YouWillLoveWhatIsComingFor2016‬ ‪#‎StayTuned‬
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The Zero-X videos are great I refer back to them a lot to help improve my game. Well worth watching. 
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We're convinced you will love this instructional video - just over 5 hours of advanced instruction, Tor's greatest work to date! This video will help you master your cue ball control FAST! It contains chapters on all of the following and more:

8 BALL STRATEGY - 35 MOST COMMON SAFETIES - ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS - DO OR DIE SHOTS - PATTERN PUZZLES - HALF TABLE PATTERN PLAY - BREAKDOWN OF ACTUAL TOP PLAYER RUNOUTS - JUMP SHOTS RAIL SHOTS - SLIDING CUE BALL - ROLLING CUE BALL - HIGH ACTION - LOW ACTION - MAX SPIN - COMBINATIONS - BACKWARD CUT SHOTS - EXTREME KILL SHOTS FULL TABLE PATTERN PLAY - DEFENSIVE SHOTS - SLIDING CUE BALL SAFETIES - 10 BALL STRATEGY - BREAK SHOT - FILIPINO SAFETY - GAME PLAN FOR SUCCESS - IMPOSSIBLE BANK SHOT 2 - BALL POCKETING DRILLS - CENTER BALL POSITIONING - AUTOMATIC AIMING - VERTICAL STROKE SHOT - MASSE SHOT - ENGLISH EFFECTS - FROZEN THROW SHOTS - FINE TUNE AIMING - POSITION OFF OBSTACLE BALLS - JUMP MASSE SHOTS - COMBINATIONS

Get yours now at: http://zerox-billiards.com/
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Going back through my notes, I haven’t worked on the Kicking or banking videos till I master the first 5 hours of instructions. Maybe in the next 3 to 5 months in will start working on the Kicking video instructions and then the next 3 to 5 months start working on the banking video instructions.

By then I should be a solid 8 player with good fundamentals. What does any one think?

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Born in Huntington, West Virginia, 8 year-old Rob Geer, was introduced to a pool table in a bowling alley by his father. It wasn’t long before he developed a passion for the sport – wanting to learn everything he could. In his words, “I can still remember that feeling; how the table looked; the sounds of balls falling into pockets. It was amazing.” By the time Rob was a teenager, he found himself playing up to ten hours each day, absolutely loving everything about pool.

Rob enlisted in the Army at age twenty-two, believing the military would afford him the opportunity to become a better man – and it did. Rob traveled the world and witnessed a great deal during his seventeen years of service. He experienced what many of us cannot even begin to understand – conditions and circumstances of several third-world countries; and the haunting sights and sounds of war. Rob fought for our great nation in many conflicts, including some in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On what turned out to be his last deployment to Afghanistan, Sgt. Rob Geer was on a dismounted patrol with his platoon when one of his fellow soldiers stepped on a PPIED (bomb). This, as Rob calls it, was “a moment when my life would change forever.” As Rob was bringing aid to his injured brother-in-arms, the company medic on scene, who was assisting elsewhere, stepped on another PPIED. This was the blast which devastated Rob’s body, and nearly took his life. Rob, after waking from a drug-induced 30-day coma would learn that the bomb blast had resulted in devastating injuries including two fractured legs, and a fractured pelvis (in two places). “The blast ripped my back open; blew my hip completely off; ablated the middle portion of my intestines, and disintegrated my spleen, all of this within an instant,” said Rob.

Rob would be flown to Germany, and later to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he would spend just over eighteen months and endure twenty-seven surgeries to save his life first, and then to repair his broken, wounded body.

While lying in a hospital bed, Rob contemplated his life. He was surrounded by wounded soldiers, his brothers-in-arms – some with lesser injuries and some who were more devastatingly injured than he was. He realized how easy it would be to focus on what was negative, having only darkness in his life. “As I laid there broken, it was hard for me to not get down on myself, but I knew I didn’t want the darkness to overcome me.” It was then he began searching his memories; seeking the ones which he remembered as delivering the greatest joy. Playing pool was one of those great joys.

Sgt. Rob Geer (Ret.) is very aware of the great blessing it is to overcome his injuries, and is very thankful to God - for his life and for his journey. Though it has been difficult for him, due to his injuries, he has learned many great lessons. Rob was particularly touched; his life greatly impacted, by the words of Les Brown, a motivational speaker: “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.” Rob states: “To me, those words basically sums up struggles in everybody's life. Yes, we will all experience tough times and disappointment, but that doesn’t mean we have to allow it to control or take over our lives. I will not allow this disability to define my life and I will fight every day to make it better than the day before.”

Rob has many reasons for which he is thankful; his lovely wife Angela being one of them. She is a “reason.” Getting a chance to be good again at the sport he loves in pool; to feel the same joy he did at the age of eight, when he first experienced the "amazing sights and sounds" – that’s a “reason.” Rob states emphatically that “one thing I learned through my ordeal is that without dedication and motivation, life can’t be enjoyable.” He applies that lesson to pool and is looking forward with excitement to the opportunity to learn more from Tor Lowry.

"I’m very thankful to be able to play the game and I hope in time, I can improve, and in turn help others achieve their goals as well," said Rob.
There’s not a single person on the Zero-X Team who doesn’t believe Rob will greatly improve. They believe it, not so much because they know Tor will work hard to help Rob in any ways he can, but because Rob, through his courageous journey, has already inspired them to believe in him and themselves. Their greatest hope now is that you also, will believe in, support and cheer for Rob as he begins a new journey – one for which he is destined. And, please remember to express your gratitude to Rob for his valiant service to our great nation.

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎Courage‬ ‪#‎Valor‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Hero‬ ‪#‎PurpleHeart‬ ‪#‎CheerHimOn‬ ‪#‎BelieveInHim‬ ‪#‎ExpressYourGratitude‬ ‪#‎AGreatNation‬ ‪#‎BelieveInYourself‬ ‪#‎LearnFromRob‬ #Pool #Billiards
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Good morning Rob, Glad the Good Lord is your source of healing power. He Will guide you in the right direction... Glad to hear you are in Tor's program. He is a fine teacher of the finer important details of the game. His videos and teaching methods are the best! Thank you for your service. God Bless, Dave Riker
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Be sure to support and believe in this '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' participant! He was chosen by Tor Lowry last week as one of (many more to be announced) pool players to be featured on this third consecutive season of '14 Days!'
This is Charles (KC Hawley) of West Virginia! We're very excited about what Tor believes will be a remarkable journey for this very determined pool player!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎CheerHimOn‬ ‪#‎WestVirginia‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Drive‬ ‪#‎PoolPassion‬ ‪#‎HeWillAdvance‬
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How many pool players have ever said these words:? "The Pool Gods are against me!" Have you, as a pool player, ever had a bad money match, scratched over and over, said "I'm going to sell my pool cue!?"

Have you ever bet money and lost, throwing hard-earned cash on the green felt only to end up saying, "I'm down on my luck!" For those times when you just can't make the ball, when you're getting sharked, when you get the "orange crush," when you have a bad money match...don't get frustrated, just reset and listen to this awesome, original song by the beautiful Mikalene!

Listen to Mikalene's 'The Gambler' to remind yourself to "shake it off" and work harder. Dig deep for your determination and willingness to practice diligently! Say to yourself, "my pool success is up to me!" Remember why you LOVE our sport and how hard you've worked to get where you are! Remember what you need to do to be the winner you're determined to be!

We're having some fun with this great song, Mikalene's fourth original pool-themed song, as we prepare to make some HUGE announcements!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwpd27qp1L8

‪#Mikalene‬ ‪#‎The‬ Gambler ‪#‎JoinUs‬ ‪#‎HugeAnnouncements‬ ‪#‎ComingSoon‬ ‪#‎BeGrateful‬ ‪#‎ExpressAppreciationForMikalene‬
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Hear more great songs by Mikalene at: http://www.mikalene.com/
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Three years ago, Tor selected a young, but very determined lady, in Rae Norgaard, to participate in his first season of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.' Tor saw in Rae, many qualities he likes in those he selects to participate- such as determination, a great passion for pool, the willingness to diligently practice, kindness and a desire to "pay it forward." Rae could not take enough time away from her job to participate that first year, but Tor believes it's going to be well worth the wait! Now, at age 22, Tor can see that Rae's passion and determination has only grown. She's "well-seasoned" and eager to play in more tournaments!

Rae is the first '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' participant for Season 2016, Tor's fourth consecutive year touring the country training participants for his popular web series! Although Rae's time with Tor is limited, only 3 days, she will ultimately receive about 30 hours training. Rae works very hard and flew from Illinois to Las Vegas, then drove with Tor another nearly 2 hours, after working a full day, before beginning her training early this morning. That alone shows true grit and determination, and today, she has shown nothing but all the qualities which will one day help her achieve her greatest pool goals! Though Tor has trained many people at his filming location, Rae is also the first '14 Days' participant to train where Tor films every release!

So far in the first day, Rae has worked her way through several half table patterns and is learning a new way of moving the cue ball around the table, using only center, center high and center low. Tor is working with her to soften her stroke and let the angles move the cue ball around the table.
During a break Rae worked with the ball spotter and completed some ball pocketing drills.

We're thrilled that Rae could finally be a participant on '14 Days' and can already tell she's going to inspire many pool players to hit the pool table to practice their way to many wins! She's a delightful young lady and if you like pool, we have a feeling you'll be seeing a great deal more of Rae!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎TheGreatPoolExperiment‬ ‪#‎Season2016‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Passion‬ ‪#‎Focus‬ ‪#‎CheerHerOn‬ #Pool #Billiards
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Where did you find the ball spotter device
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Enjoy and learn! Episode One - Season Three of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!'
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It's not very often Tor Lowry meets a person with whom he feels he shares a great deal in common - at least when it comes to how he feels about the pool community, and what's needed to positively impact it. Recently such a thing occurred when he began getting to know Ra Hanna, the official commentator for the Mezz West State Tour Ra is a fierce competitor with over 25 years of cue sports experience. He was a staple on the Tri-State Tour, winning various matches and runner-up - Player of the Year 2009-2010. Ra took a respectable 9th place in Reno, in the USPPA Pro-Am and has a genuine passion for the sport of pool.

Ra appeared on Ballbreakers, which was a pocket billiards game show that began on the Game Show Network. Additionally, he has promoted many billiards events and tournaments - all while running his own tournaments each Tuesday and Saturday. Recently he formed a new company with pro pool player Beau Runningen, and Barbara Lee, founder of the popular Facebook group, 'Pool is Not Dead.'

We, the Zero-X Billiards team members agree - Pool is certainly "not dead." No doubt, pool is different, but different in unique ways which will one day soon become very positive for pros, amateurs, league players, casual players and fans. Pool is a sport - one which more than deserves to be highlighted in every 
possible way.

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Ra Hanna grew up in the golden age of the NYC Hip-Hop scene. He is a Turntablist (a DJ who is skilled in using turntables to obtain distinctive effects from records), known by his stage name "DJ Ultra," and a producer/composer. We'll have more to share with you about Ra's extensive DJ/producer background when he begins his journey on '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.'

Ra Hanna is a Meisner trained actor, having had contract and recurring roles on both daytime and prime time television. He recently wrapped his role in the film, 'The Arsonists,' and is in pre-production on the film, 'Los Morenos,' and the upcoming television series, 'La Familia.'

Ra performed extensive production duties on groundbreaking albums and accomplished so much more in the music industry. Never content to "rest on his laurels," Ra graduated from college with a BA in English, even while juggling touring duties, modeling and acting. It was this very attitude which landed him his biggest acting role to date as Nacim Bismillia, on the hit TV show, 'Oz.' Ra has landed numerous acting roles since then; appearing on NYPD Blue, The Shield, Homicide, Blind Justice and other TV shows and independent films.
We're all certainly impressed with all Ra has accomplished; however, it is not his acting; his extensive experience as a producer/composer or his impressive background as a renowned Turntablist/DJ, which landed him his opportunity to be a participant on '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.'

Ra was chosen by Tor for his genuine passion for the sport of pool; his undeniable determination to make our sport better, and his drive to be his personal best. Likewise, Tor Lowry is very determined to help Ra achieve his pool objectives. Tor recently listened to Ra in his role as the official commentator for the Mezz West State Tour and knew then that Ra "has what it takes," and felt that he was an outstanding commentator.

We're all convinced - Tor Lowry and Ra Hanna will accomplish a great deal together in the sport of pool. We look forward to watching that "magic" happen. Tor has always appreciated and valued individuals who contribute to the great sport of pool, and who do so in a positive forward-looking manner.

He believes there are several Facebook groups founded by great ambassadors of the sport, such as Barbara Lee, with 'Pool is Not Dead;' Jessica Lynn, with 'Students of the Game;' and Boomer Brumley, with 'Common Pocket Player.' All have great missions, with superb individuals at the helm - people who positively promote our great sport in selfless ways - preserving their outstanding missions.

Be sure to congratulate and cheer for Ra Hanna as he prepares to embark upon his '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' journey, and know this for certain - Ra Hanna will achieve whatever he sets out to do. He has everything it takes - determination, passion and drive!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Passion‬ ‪#‎Drive‬ ‪#‎GreatPoolAmbassadors‬ ‪#‎CheerHimOn‬ ‪#‎WatchAndLearn‬ ‪#‎BePreparedToBeAstonished‬
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Kristen Bennington remembers well, the happiness felt as a result of her many accomplishments on the ball field. In softball competition, she was a force with which to be reckoned, and played from age five to age eighteen.

When her softball-playing years ended, Kristen's thirst for competition did not end, so she became determined to learn more about pool, and replace her success on the field with her success on the table. She remembered the feeling of picking up her first cue at age seventeen, and the feeling of being surrounded in a pool room by like-minded people - pool players thirsty for competition.

Like many parents, it took some time for Kristen's mother to warm up to the idea of her young daughter being in a pool room; she wasn't convinced that pool players were appropriate company for Kristen to have so frequently, so she tried to keep Kristen from going to pool rooms - at least until she recognized that her daughter loved playing pool and was serious about learning more. It took several years for her mother to warm to the idea, but her acceptance paid off in a big way when she gave Kristen her first Lucasi cue at the age of twenty-one.

Kristen played in pool leagues since 2002, moving her way up, from a level two to a level six in both 8-ball and 9-ball. She then won a sponsorship from Billiard Fitter, a billiards supply store, out of Florida, for paid entry to the US Amateurs. Kristen was elated. Though she didn't do as well as she hoped in her first year of competition in the US Amateurs, she came back the following year to win the qualifier in Tallahassee, Florida and finished 7th place overall, and that feeling of elation returned.

What returned even more was the feeling that Kristen had inside of her - the feeling that she wanted to learn even more and become even more competitive. She was even thirstier for the thrill of competition. She was fortunate then to have met Nicholas Applebee, who runs the Shark Tour in Northeast Florida. Kristen was thrilled to be introduced to the tournament world and of course, that sparked her interest in pursuing the sport of pool even more seriously. Her thirst for competition became even more pronounced.

These days, Kristen runs the boards for the Shark Tour Tournaments. Recently she received a sponsorship from Northern Lights, with Jeffrey and Pauline McGrath, out of New England. Kristen has a dream. Her ultimate goal - her dream - is to compete in pro-level tournaments - "hanging with the best of them." This, she says, will satisfy and quench that many years long thirst for competition that hasn't dissipated since she picked up her first cue.

We believe it is that thirst and determination to "hang with the best of them," which will drive Kristen to be her very best during her stint on '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.' Kristen has an opportunity to learn a great deal from Tor Lowry, and after witnessing her excitement over being selected for this season's tour, there's no doubt in any of our minds that she will take those lessons as far as she can, using her determination and passion for the sport to drive her to the level she dreams of achieving in the sport.

Please join us in congratulating Kristen and be sure to cheer her on as she enters this exciting pool journey!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Passion‬ ‪#‎DreamsReallyDoComeTrue‬ ‪#‎CheerHerOn‬ ‪#‎HereSheComes‬
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A fantastic example of determination, passion and commitment to the sport of pool, comes straight from this next chosen participant for this upcoming season of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!'

Tor recently provided an opportunity for applicants to submit supplemental materials with their official applications. He provided a few examples for his team to post as to what could be submitted - obvious things like video footage, photos, and written material. 

Tor had already singled out Juliana, a passionate pool player in Oregon, as one of his potential participants, but within days of placing her application in a "special pile," he received a reference letter for Juliana's participation from his good friend, Paul Marquez, a martial arts master from the Portland, Oregon area; somebody we're sure he'll interview for the Oregon episode. Tor and the entire Zero-X Billiards team was stunned by Juliana's determination to find somebody in Oregon who knew Tor from his best and most positively memorable pool-playing years; a mutual acquaintance who could provide a genuine reference. 

We'll share just a portion of Paul's awesome recommendation with you:

“It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation of the strongest support for Julianna Goodman. Tor, we used to play against each other a lot. You were, and are amazing. I was there when we all showed up to tournaments just to hope for 2nd because you were there. Shortly after that, I heard you went on to make videos for pool. (I have watched them and they are truly amazing - great job!) Around that time, I took a break from playing pool for a while and went back to martial arts. I took it as serious as you take pool. The similarities between both disciplines are mind-blowing.

Julianna Goodman is the kind of person you want to be a part of '14 Days.' I really believe she is what you are looking for in participants. She is physically and mentally strong, and is the kind of person you want to be around. I am highly confident she will pay it forward for the rest of her life." ~Paul Marquez

The recommendation from Paul certainly helped Tor in making his final decision about Juliana - it showed him that Juliana has a sort of fiery determination to be great at the sport she loves! The team member who first spoke to Juliana on the telephone after that, confirmed for Tor - "this young woman has what it takes and is ready to work VERY hard to be her best." When asked about her pool objectives, Juliana responded, "I want to go as far as I can go in this sport!" We're sure that will be VERY FAR! So, we want you all to be prepared to cheer Juliana on as she takes this pool journey! Tor believes in her - the whole team believes in her! 

After being officially notified that she had been chosen as a participant, Juliana wrote an e-mail to Tor. We share her words with you so you, too, may get just a glimpse of her contagious enthusiasm! And we agree - pool has ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

“You have made my day, my week, my month and my year! I have always loved pool for the endless possibilities that the game brings. I am elated to be a part of something so incredible. I believe you can help me do something amazing with my game and take it to a place I have only dreamed about achieving.
Thank you a million times over for selecting me!”

#14Days #PoolMonsters #CheerHerOn #BelieveInJuliana #DreamsComeTrue #Determination #Passion #Drive
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