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Tor Lowry believes pool should in fact be one of the most popular sports worldwide. Although he will always cheer for the US Mosconi Cup team, he respects and admires the talent of several players from other countries and is more than happy to teach pool to numerous players who've approached him for lessons. He understands that in order for pool to gain the popularity it deserves, it needs to be beloved everywhere, and he enjoys his interaction with pool lovers from many countries.

Recently, Tor was thrilled to meet and work with Sayeem Hossain, a national champ from Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2012, Sayeem won the National 10 Ball Championship in Bangladesh, and is known as one of his country's greatest players. Although Sayeem is among the best players in Bangladesh his wish is to be competitive with the best players in the world.

Tor had this to say about his work with Sayeem:

"Sayeem is a great pool player. In the short time we spent together we discovered several problem shots that Sayeem will have to address when he returns home, as well as issues within his positional play. I noticed that Sayeem was spinning the ball on every shot, even when spin wasn't needed. A player can get away with spinning every shot if they are playing several hours a day, every day. Since Sayeem's practice time is limited he needs to simplify his positional play, which will reduce positional and ball pocketing errors in his game.

A good lesson for everyone is that when you're limited in the amount of time you can practice pool, simplify the game as much as possible.

I believe in Sayeem's potential to reach his pool objectives. Sayeem has several big tournaments coming up in Bangladesh, so lets all wish him the best in all his future pool endeavors!"

Tor hopes to meet and work with Sayeem again in the future, but in the meantime will watch him continue to progress in his own country, as well as in tournaments abroad! He will be cheering for Sayeem to continue winning, and as he usually does, Tor encourages everybody to pay it forward and continue promoting the greatness of the game of pool everywhere!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎TheGreatPoolExperiment‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎PoolPassion‬ ‪#‎PayItForward‬ ‪#‎CheerHimOn‬ ‪#‎ContinueLearning‬ ‪#‎Practice‬ ‪#‎WorkToBeYourPersonalBest‬
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I broke my lab top it fell of landing on vac. Just got new one I've got your 4 tapes I think there get how do I get hooked up to take the 14 days I'm real interested thank you
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Here's '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' participant David Styers in North Carolina, from his second day of training, working on half-table pattern play. Tomorrow is his final day of training with Tor Lowry. It's always hard for Tor to end his training days with participants who become his friends. Likewise, it's always exciting for him to begin working with a new participant! Tor will continue his tour with new participant, Kirk Overcash, also in North Carolina!

Lots of training - lots of practice - lots of hard work, equals lots of progress! We'll be bringing you David's exciting results, along with exciting results for Brandon Grablachoff and Tim Stewart of New Jersey very soon, so stay tuned and stay in stroke!

#14Days #PoolMonsters #Determination #NorthCarolina #NewJersey #CheerThemOn #StayFocused #BelieveInThem
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Kirk Overcash, a North Carolina based '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' participant, is doing great, according to Tor Lowry! Here's Kirk on day two of his training. We're excited to see his final results, along with many others on the upcoming episode of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!'

Remember, every episode, besides being fun to watch, is intended to help you learn things about your own pool game. Sometimes, as you will see in this upcoming episode, it is easy for any of us to be masterful students of the game without being good students of our "own games." There's a great deal of meaning in those words! You'll hear more about that great lesson in this upcoming episode, which will feature participants from New Jersey, North Carolina and more!

Tor's next two tour states are Georgia and Louisiana. While he dislikes saying goodbye to any participant, he always knows there's an equally deserving participant on his next tour stop!

Stay tuned for news on Tor's plans for the Spring, 2015 release of Pool Secrets Revealed 3! In his words, "this will be his greatest release." Truly, his filming segment plan is extensive and impressive! After receiving over two million views on his first 'Pool Secrets Released' video on YouTube, we can't wait for you to know what's coming!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎NorthCarolinaRocks‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎PoolPassion‬ ‪#‎Drive‬ ‪#‎Inspiration‬ ‪#‎HereHeComesGeorgia‬ ‪#‎HereHeComesLouisiana‬ ‪#‎StayTuned‬ ‪#‎PoolSecretsRevealed3‬
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The whole Zero-X Billiards would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Alyssa Little for her 2014 VNEA Junior WORLD Pool Championships WIN! (Girls - Age 14 and Under Division)

Alyssa, besides already being Michigan state champion, won her world title at the 2014 VNEA Junior World Pool Championships, after going UNDEFEATED in her quest for world junior champion status! 

The 34th Annual 2014 VNEA Junior World Pool Championships - are still ongoing at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michagan, and other events may be seen live at: TVMike.tv

Tor Lowry and the entire Zero-X Team are so proud of Alyssa's undeniable determination shown, during her recent training stint on '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!' Alyssa demonstrated all the qualities of a champion - determination, drive and a willingness to practice diligently and always do her best in her VNEA Pool League! 

Way to go, Alyssa! You ROCK pool and will go on to inspire many juniors to be the best they can be! 

Tor Lowry and the Zero-X Team would also like to extend our congratulations to ALL Junior winners and in both the 2014 VNEA Junior World Pool Championships and the 2014 Billiards Education Foundation's (BEF) 26th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships! 

Be sure to also watch for what we all know will one day be a pool championship title in junior player, Karsyn Terry's future! She's got everything it takes to be a WINNER! #BelieveInHer and look out ladies, Karsyn's coming!

#14Days #PoolMonsters #Determination #Pride #Drive #Inspiration #AlyssaLittleaIsAJuniorPoolChampion #CongratulateHer #BelieveInHer #SupportAllJuniorsInPool 

'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' - Junior Player Episode - Karsyn Terry, Alyssa Little
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So many great things coming your way! New awesome episodes of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment,' outstanding final results for some junior pool players, and interviews of more pool legends! 

In the meantime, meet this awesome Team NYC on Day One of their training! This is a very focused Mike, Derron and Lisa! 

Tor's very impressed with their determination, drive and focus! 

#14Days #PoolMonsters #Drive #Determination #CheerThemOn #BelieveInThem #TeamNYC #DayOne
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Tor Lowry conducts a full-length interview with Mark Wilson, Captain of the 2014 Mosconi Cup. Mark Wilson, a "true gentleman of the sport," discusses his strategy for developing Team USA to win the 2014 Mosconi Cup. There's a reason so many people, including Tor, believes Mark Wilson was the best possible pick to serve as Captain of Team USA. It's for his leadership, vision and determination to unify the pool community. It's for his standards, expectations of team, drive and love of our great sport! 

Throughout this entire interview, you'll hear nothing but what Mark teaches, believes in and promotes - teamwork, unity, sportsmanship, pride and more! He picked a great team and he has a winning strategy. 

Lindenwood standards, charitable giving - hear Mark's plan to "nurture the sport" to where it belongs! This is why we should ALL be excited about the Mosconi Cup 2014! 

'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' - Mark Wilson, Mosconi Cup 2014 Captain - Interview

Don't forget to check out Mark's awesome billiards instruction book, 'Play Great Pool,' a must for any serious student of billiards!

Now for how YOU can win a copy of Mark Wilson's 'Play Great Pool' for your collection! 

Step One: Watch the entire video, like this post and share it on your page.

Step Two: Write a comment beneath this post, words which are genuine and reflect for you the reasons you believe unity, teamwork and great leadership are essential to winning the Mosconi Cup. Be sure to tie it to the concept that these very "ingredients" are essential to the great sport of pool! 

Step Three: Like this post and share it on your page. You can copy and paste any portion of its words to include with Mark's great interview if you wish. We just want you to participate in doing, not just talking about, everything to which Mark refers to in this interview, and we believe is necessary to unifying the pool community!

That's it - easy as pie! We believe you should have a copy of 'Play Great Pool,' by Mark Wison and Don Wardell in your collection! It's that great! Now GO! 

http://playgreatpool.com/InstructionBook.aspx

#14Days #UnifyPool #MosconiCup2014 #MarkWilson #TeamUSA #Leadership #Vision #Teamwork #Determination #NutureOurSport
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In this episode, '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' participant, David Styers, of North Carolina, learns how he's been focused on being a committed "student of the game, not a student of his own game." David aspires to compete at a higher level, even professionally.

Tor assists David in pinpointing his weaknesses through ball pocketing drills and pattern plan, encouraging him to "know his own game." Through working on various positional shots; identifying and overcoming problem shots, David learns how he can customize his own practice sessions for maximum results. As is common with many players, Tor identified that David was often choosing more difficult pattern run-outs than necessary.

In this full one hour episode, Tor and David begin with half-table pattern play, playing cue ball for position. Tor encourages David to "demand more out of his own game."

In Western New York, Tor is seen working with a very advanced player in Nick Brucato, who runs the Western New York Pool Tour. He determines that Nick, whom has won several high level pool tournaments, was programmed to use spin on far too many shots than necessary, when playing position. Additionally, Nick's center was actually determined to be just right of center. By correcting this, Nick became more precise in moving the cue ball around the table. He does great at getting a handle on his angles and speed control.

This episode is jam packed with great pool education! And that is precisely what '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' is about! Watch as Tor works with some participants on effective use of the tangent line, thinking out patterns multiple balls in advance, committed practice drills and the elimination of problem shots.

Watch Tor continue his training with New Jersey participants, Brandon Grablachoff and Tim Stewart! Tor encourages both of them to commit at least half of their practice time to working on identified problem areas in their games. By doing so, he's convinced they will no longer struggle when it comes to playing position. Watch them as they work on full-table
pattern play, beginning with 3 ball patterns and working their way to 9 ball patterns!

Stances are corrected to achieve more stability for some of these players. They work diligently on ball pocketing drills and playing for cue ball position. Fine tuning their fundamentals was an important aspect of their training.

Watch as Tor expands their ability to move the cue ball around the table and how he teaches one player to strike object balls as thinly as possible, even using obstacle balls to achieve identified goals.

Watch these players work on half-table pattern play, gaining a better understanding of how to move the cue ball around the table without the use of English and then slowly introduce English back into their games! In Tor's words, "practice your weaknesses until your weaknesses become your greatest strengths!"

Tor encourages these players to closely monitor their own games and understand, as is the case with all players, that "their weaknesses will always be a part of their game until they decide to do something about it!"

In Tor's words, "continue being, not just a student of pool, but a student of your own game!" In doing so, you'll be on your way to becoming the pool monster you want and deserve to be!

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring participants from North Carolina, New York City, Louisiana, Minnesota, and other great states! #AwesomeParticipants

'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' - North Carolina, New Jersey, Western New York

#14Days #PoolMonsters #Drive #Determination #NorthCarolina #WesternNewYork #NewJersey #TheyAllRockPool #BelieveInThem #CheerThemOn
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'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment,' now in its second season, is always hard work for Tor Lowry and every participant, but there have been many occasions on which Tor has had opportunity to have fun with his participants!

He's had meals with great families, met some remarkable children he adored, attended pool-related matches/events, been on tours of local towns, spent time on boats, been to great restaurants, attended local town events and more!

Here's Tor having fun at Jersey Shore with training participants, Tim Stewart and Brandon Grablachoff!

#14Days #FunWithParticipants — with Tim Stewart and Brandon Grablachoff.
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In this episode, Tor travels to Boston, Massachusetts to train two determined pool players - Richard Connors, Jr., and Tinh Ly. Watch Richard, who wasn't trusting his stroke, learn a completely new stance and how to play using correct angles. Tor trains him in a very cool pool room, Amazin' Billiards in Malden, Massachusetts - owned by pool champion Mazin Shooni!

Tor teaches Richard how to stroke through the cue ball, rather than just try to power the cue ball around the table. Richard learns a "softer" stroke for better draw and killing the cue ball. Tor teaches Richard how to minimize angles using a nice draw stroke as he works with him on both half-table and full-table pattern play. Tor emphasizes cue ball control and playing correct angles, They also work on Richard's identified problem shots. 

Meet Tinh Ly - very determined to play better - you'll see more of his progress in an upcoming episode. Be introduced to Tim Stewart and Brandon Grablachoff, both of New Jersey, and be prepared to see them progress in an upcoming episode!

Watch an interview with Tom McGonagle, a very accomplished pool player who is in the New England 9-Ball 'Hall of Fame' for winning the New England 9-Ball Championships for 3 consecutive years, among other great pool achievements and titles! Tom is also the author of 'Right on Cue,' a fictional, poignant tale about billiards and love, whose main characters are pool players. This book is jam packed with pool action and more interesting, given its story line! You can obtain this book at amazon.com and searching for it's title, 'Right on Cue,' or on Tom's website at: tommcgonaglerightoncue.com Tom plans to play in the Senior Division of the upcoming BCA Nationals! 

Be sure to tune in for more training episodes of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' as Tor continues his 20 city tour! We have some awesome participants coming up to reveal their progress in training, both from the 2013 season and the current season! 

You also won't want to miss some exciting interviews on upcoming episodes, including a remarkable female pool player, contests with great prizes and announcements about what you can expect from Tor Lowry in the way of new releases of instructional material and his national search for a young pool protégé to potentially receive free training for up to 30 days at no charge! 

http://youtu.be/qAwsRRBl8y8

#14 Days #PoolMonsters #Determination #Drive #Inspiration #BelieveInThem #CheerThemOn
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In this episode, watch Karsyn Terry exceed all expectations! Karsyn, a very fast learner and determined young lady, is destined to be a pool champion! She has an awesome example of a strong work ethic and so much more from her father and pool coach, Patrick! Watch Karsyn excel in learning additional aiming precision, cue ball control, angles and pattern play! She's an exceptional person with big dreams - dreams she's definitely capable of achieving! 

Watch brother/sister team, Alyssa Little and Zack Wells of Michigan, learn a new stance, bridge and grip. Tor helps them break some bad habits common to many junior players. Tor reinforces changes made in their game through ball pocketing drills. Further, watch Alyssa and Zack learn to move the cue ball around the table, playing better position through half-table pattern play. Position, pattern play and full-table pattern play work helps both Alyssa and Zack improve their confidence. 

Tor introduces you to Team NYC - Mike Pruitt, Derron Thomas and Shawntelle Lisa Powell, all great people, and determined to play at higher levels in leagues and tournaments! Tor loved working with them and looks forward to revealing their progress on an upcoming episode of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!' 

Finally, meet Nick of upstate New York, a current pool monster, who runs the Western New York Pool Tour, who's already beaten some world class players! Nick and Tor work on Nick's own 5x10 table to tweak Nick's game and prepare him to be the elite player he is capable of being! 

'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' - Junior Player Episode - Karsyn Terry (Chicago), Michigan

#14Days #PoolMonsters #Juniors #KarsynTerry #Chicago #ValueOfAwesomeParenting #Determination #Drive #Inspiration #MichiganRocksIt #WesternNewYorkPoolTour #TeamNYC #CheerThemOn #BelieveInThem #Friends4Always #SupportJuniorPlayers #SupportBEF #BilliardsEducationFoundation
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Here it is, Tor Lowry's interview of the legendary Robert Byrne! Many pool enthusiasts own Robert's many great and acclaimed pool instructional books and videos, 
including 'Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots: 350 Moves Every Player Should Know.' If you do not, they are highly recommended and were instrumental in Tor Lowry's own early development as a pool player. In fact, these materials will always be relevant and useful - a must for your collections!

Sit back and enjoy hearing Robert reminisce about the history of pool; the differences in pool today versus the days when he was producing his great instructional material.

In this video interview, Robert shows us his incredible collection of pool memorabilia; his numerous awards and trophies and more!

Listen to Robert's great pool stories about pool legends we all know, including Minnesota Fats and Willie Mosconi.

Tor loved his time with Robert Byrne and considers him to be, not just extremely knowledgeable, but also humorous and delightful as a person! At age 84, Robert Byrne still has a great deal to offer to all pool enthusiasts. Be sure to check out more about the life of Robert Byrnes - he's fascinating; a truly great person.

Watch for other great interviews, video tours and more to come - there's something awesome for every pool enthusiast, including the training progress of many more participants (past, present and future) on '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!' 

'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment - Robert Byrne - Interview

#14Days #PoolMonsters #RobertByrne #MustSeeInterview #MoreToCome#Billiards
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In this episode, Tor continues working with junior champ to be, Karsyn Renae Terry, in Chicago. Watch Karsyn play the ghost on day one. As is common with many junior players, recognizing patterns is determined to be an area in which she needs some focus. Tor works with Karsyn on pattern play and begins to work with her to improve her knowledge of various shots and cue ball positioning. Watch Karsyn learn how hitting certain parts of the pocket can change the path of the cue ball.

Besides being absolutely delightful, and having great fundamentals, Karsyn is a very fast learner. In only two days, she demonstrates great improvement in moving the cue ball around the table with less effort.

Karsyn has great potential, possibly a championship in her near future, but if she is to win a national championship, Tor knows she's going to have to raise her game by 2-3 balls.

Cheer her on as Karsyn continues working toward her great pool objectives! Tor truly believes in Karsyn and as said before, will do anything to help her realize her dream, as long as she maintains her commitment to diligent practice. Tor continues being super impressed by the coaching results achieved by Karsyn's father, Patrick!

Watch for upcoming episode - Part Two of Interview with Mark Wilson, Captain of 2014 Mosconi Cup; a solid recommendation to buy 'Play Great Pool,' Mark's book, and an awesome interview with pool legend, Robert Byrne!


#14Days #PoolMonsters #KarsynRocks #Chicago #CheerHerOn #BelieveInHer #ChampionToBe #Determination #Drive #BeInspiredByKarsyn #Pool   #Billiards  

'14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' - Day Two - Chicago with Karsyn Terry
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