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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

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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.

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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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As previously stated by one of last year's participants on '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment,' "it' take three!" And it sure is! Very soon, the third consecutive season of this great series will begin and you'll never believe what this season holds! Tor Lowry, after taking seven (7) months of 12-14 hour days to produce his latest instructional gem - 'Pool's Biggest Secrets Revealed III,' said to his team: "I believe I just finished, at least to date, my greatest work, what can WE do to top it?" (Tor is always about teamwork!) He said, "I'm not done - there are far too many pool players who are counting on something great from this season's '14 Days' episodes; something from which they can learn and apply to their own game."

We were all a little shocked because we were enamored by Tor's latest instructional video - now we were faced with helping him plan an even more awesome season of '14 Days.' He said to us: "I want this year to stand out, to be spectacular, to be remembered." Of course one of us (not telling who) said, "but every season is memorable. Tor!"

We can tell you for certain that one of the greatest lessons we ever learned from Tor was that we couldn't go through life expecting to meet our,sometimes lofty goals, without possessing certain ingredients; without cultivating our strongest personal character traits and without fostering a consistent positive attitude. He's been teaching us those very things through YOU, the players of the amazing sport of pool!

He gave us all an assignment, beyond the fact that we had been so busy sorting hundreds and hundreds of applications for this season's tour. Tor said, "I want each of you to pick one applicant - you know what I look for, you've seen every application." Continuing on, he expressed his gratitude for our roles. "He said, 'I know it must seem like you're often 'behind the scenes,' but the reality is, I couldn't do this without your support, your wisdom and your hard-working hands.'
He gave us the rules: He made sure we knew our personal "picks" would not necessarily be chosen - but that he trusted us and knew that we would take the assignment very seriously. Tor's words, "I know you all have been hoarding and copying the applications of your personal favorites and I also know you MUST have many reasons for doing so; why you believe THEY should be chosen." He then said, "when you have narrowed down your choices, and picked your favorite applicant, I want you to make a case on their behalf. Tell me what caught your attention. Tell me with determined belief WHY I should choose THEM!."

As much as we all love everything we do for the team, we unanimously decided that this new assignment was PERFECT, we loved the task and none of us were afraid to make a case for our favorite applicant. After all, so many of YOU, literally hundreds said things on your applications which caught our attention and made us look more than twice!

Tor made it clear that he also was going to begin ranking his choices. Filing applications alphabetically was just not working for any of us. We marked piles and piles of applications for each of us to review again. Tor barely slept (don't ask - it's just Tor). '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' is probably his favorite thing in life right now. He ranks this tour each year as his all-time best, personal quest, and loves more than anything, the process of teaching and coaching pool players with passion; pool players who never give up.
That being said, we took turns presenting to Tor, our favorite applicant - and let us tell you - that was a very difficult task! Not making our case - but choosing only one favorite for whom we would make our case., How could any of us narrow our personal favorite down to just one?

We were all thrilled to learn that Tor had each one of them - the ones we chose, on a list already - he called it "a secret list of players he felt had what it takes to learn to be their PERSONAL BEST, players who stood out to him." He didn't tell us how many players are on that list. He did tell us he plans on calling them each on the telephone.
Then he pulled out one application of the beautiful woman you see below. Her name, Janet Atwell. Her title. Professional Pool Player. Tor's words. "I had her on my mind for several weeks now. I pulled her application away from the others before you could see it." I didn't want Janet to be chosen for anything other than the RIGHT REASONS. I've wanted to include several more great pool playing women on the tour and still will, but Janet, she's our FIRST official selection. I've spoken to her and I'm ready to make my case for why I personally chose her."

Tor then went on to tell us Janet's history as a WPBA professional pool player. He told us he had spoken to Janet and she not only met, but EXCEEDED everything; every answer to EVERY question." He said, Janet is perhaps the most determined, strongest woman, a person who perseveres like nobody he's ever known." Wow;, just wow!
Tor has already begun making preparations (and you can believe he will continue); He will find ways to accommodate Janet's needs. Tor doesn't give up. He is convinced Janet doesn't EVER give up. Janet sometimes is tired and in pain. It wasn't long ago that some of you may remember several touching articles written about her, and fundraising efforts on her behalf. She has many dear friends who rushed to her side, stayed by her when she needed them most. Janet Atwell had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy just days after finding out. Later she endured several rounds of chemotherapy treatments Though her chemotherapy treatments have ended, Janet still feels the effects; the tiredness, the pain. The pain even changed her stance to some degree.

Tor and all of us are completely in awe of Janet's determination to work through the pain. Many people would give in - Tor said it just doesn't seem to be in Janet's fabric or nature. Janet Atwell - WPBA formerly ranked player in the top 20. Janet Atwell - she is soon to find something inside of her - something which makes her strive to be her personal best. Tor is determined to help Janet do whatever it takes for her, to not only maintain her ranking, but to feel MORE than satisfied that she has reached her pinnacle - her personal high point in pool. She has some of those special moments to claim already and we'll share those with you another time. We all think Janet deserves more of those moments - those undeniably WONDERFUL moments - times at which any of us feel our personal best; that we achieved; that we persevered; that we MADE IT!

We're convinced that Janet Atwell and Tor Lowry will develop a bond; one based on trust, friendship and their shared character traits. We know Tor and now it feels as we know Janet Atwell. She's already a CHAMPION to us; our personal hero. Janet is a WONDERFUL example of what all of us should strive to be! Janet Atwell, we can't wait to see you shine your brightest light!

We are going to ask everybody to cheer like you've never cheered before - from the sidelines, knowing Janet can see your uplifting, motivating and inspirational words. We want you to be loud and very proud of her determination. We want you to help Janet in any ways you can, as she continues healing. We want you to be inspired to new heights by this beautiful, determined, inspirational woman,: Janet Atwell.

Welcome to the 2015 line-up of '`14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment,' Janet. You are officially the FIRST participant selected!

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We're so excited! Sometime today we'll be announcing yet another awesome participant chosen by Tor Lowry for this year's '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' tour!

This third consecutive season is lining up to be so exciting and TRULY mind-blowing! There are things we can't even officially announce yet, and if you know any of us on the Zero-X Billiards team, that's very hard for us, but in a good, exciting sort of way!

We have a couple more announcements about this season's '14 Days' before we begin revealing more of Tor's selections for this season. We'll begin revealing many chosen participants. There will be league players of varying skill levels, both male and female; at least one very fortunate junior player who is destined to be a pool champ; a courageous wounded warrior who will inspire you in unimaginable ways; some personalities many people will certainly know, and MUCH more! One thing is for certain - you're going to think it's AWESOME!

So if you're paying attention, you're not going to miss these hints about how you can improve your chances of being selected as a participant on this year's tour - whether or not you've yet submitted your official application! Yay! And if you're a person who doesn't believe you have a chance to be selected, be a person who wants to "follow along" on this exciting tour! Cheer each participant on as they journey with Tor on their quest to be their best! Learn from the episodes of each participant's journey. Be motivated and inspired by their determination!

If you've already submitted your application, you can submit additional material for Tor's consideration! Be creative and remember how much Tor admires these things in people: fierce determination, an undeniable passion for pool, a willingness to practice diligently, honesty, a strong moral character, a "pay it forward" mentality, a desire to contribute in positive ways to the growth of the great sport of pool, and an understanding that your advancement (though Tor can teach you what you anything you need to know) is up to you - that you succeed because you apply what he teaches and continue long after he's gone to be the best you can be! You WIN because you believe YOU CAN! You advance and succeed because YOU know you're capable, and you just don't give up!

And if you haven't yet submitted your application, there's still time, but not much so here's the link at which you may do so: (You also may submit additional material to be considered with your application)

http://zerox-billiards.com/zerox-billiards-14-days.html

So, be sure to think "outside the box!" You can submit videos, photos, references from other pool players who know your speed - anything you think Tor would value. Trust us, he reads and watches everything, regardless of the time it takes! He's VERY ready for the season to begin; he's excited and he wants you to believe that YOU CAN BE CHOSEN! Are you ready?

#14Days‬   #PoolMonsters   #ZeroXBilliards   #BelieveInYourself   #BelieveInYourself ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Passion‬ ‪#‎PayItForward‬ ‪#‎PoolIsASport‬ ‪#‎ThinkOutsideTheBox‬ ‪#‎NeverGiveUp‬
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Thanks +Alister Steer  and +William Weiss and keep up the great work!  
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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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Here's a link to the official application, +Jay Bulfer!
 http://zerox-billiards.com/zerox-billiards-14-days.html
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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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Good luck, I think it's great.
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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!”

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We all know Tor well - that he could never complete a season of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' without regarding the selection of at least one junior player to be featured as a participant, as one of his most important missions. He teaches many young players while on tour, sometimes between 6-8 each season, and even more if we count special day clinics, or lessons while he's working with families.

Tor simply loves to be a positive influence for all youth players, and most especially those who have a true passion for the sport. He loves to help them turn their dreams into reality. He loves to hear them talk about their biggest of dreams, and very fondly remembers times on the road when kids, barely able to see the top of a pool table, would talk excitedly about their dreams of being pool champions - not hesitating to include that they wanted to be known as "the best player in the world."

The whole Zero-X Billiards Team is very excited about Tor's primary junior participant selection for this - the 2015 season of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.'

Eric Roberts, at only age twelve, has already "racked up" an impressive number of titles. He is a BEF two-time Florida State Junior Champion, winning his first state championship at age seven - only to defend that title the very next year to, once again, win the state championship. Currently, Eric is the BEF Tennessee State Junior Champion in the 14 & Under division. In 2013, Eric claimed the BEF Artistic Champion title and placed 13th in the BEF Junior National Championships. He was the original, youngest APA member in the world; not surprising, given the fact that he began playing at age two. His love of pool has never ceased, nor has his level of sheer determination.

Tor has been impressed with Eric since he first learned about him in 2012, and has closely watched his continual advancement in the sport of pool. Tor has long been impressed also with Eric's father, Brian - especially that he requires Eric to maintain his high grades - often honor-roll status, in order to continue pursuing his passion for pool. Brian consistently reminds Eric that "his education is his priority," while encouraging him to pursue his dreams.

Tor believes in Eric. He truly believes Eric is championship material and ready to go to another level. He plans to add a great deal to Eric's pool arsenal; his already formidable skills. Tor believes that Eric has everything it takes to be a national champion. He's prepared to help Eric understand that he will teach him a great deal more about pool, but that Eric must believe that ALL of his wins are because of his own efforts; to practice, to remain passionate and to stay determined.
Be ready to cheer Eric on when his time with Tor finally becomes a reality. Help this young, passionate player claim his next title; his status as a national champion by 2016!

WE BELIEVE IN ERIC ROBERTS!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎Determination‬ ‪#‎Passion‬ ‪#‎Drive‬ ‪#‎PursueYourDreams‬ ‪#‎SupportYouth‬ ‪#‎SupportBEF‬ ‪#‎BelieveInEric‬ ‪#‎CheerHimOn‬
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The Zero-X Billiards team - some of us are really just like children waiting for presents to appear beneath the tree on Christmas! We're waiting for the go-ahead - the time at which we'll be announcing 1-2 more passionate pool players who've been chosen as participants in '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!'

We literally can't wait for the opportunity to congratulate them!

For those whom have not yet applied - this could be your LAST CHANCE for the season, so be sure to get those applications in! Tor will be announcing the cut-off day soon for the 2015 season, although ALL applications are kept and will be considered for the 2016 season! Here's the link:

http://zerox-billiards.com/zerox-billiards-14-days.html

Also please be sure to find the post on this page which provides you with hints as to how you may improve your chances to be selected as a participant! Remember, all supplemental materials to your original application are to be sent to Tor at: zeroxbilliards@gmail.com

We don't want ANYBODY who really wants this, to miss their opportunity! Remember also that anybody who is not chosen may still have an opportunity for shorter duration lessons, if they happen to be in or near a city/town where Tor is training an official '14 Days' participant! Yay!

‪#‎14Days‬ ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎MoreToCome‬ ‪#‎CheerThemOn‬ ‪#‎NotImpatientJustExcited‬ ‪#‎LookForHints‬
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Planning a Canadian episode, or at least a partial, +Gordon Reber Likely not this season, but perhaps next! Here's the link:  http://zerox-billiards.com/14-days.html
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Great news coming today - Tor Lowry will reveal the first official participant selected for the 2015 season of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment!' We're thrilled that this is now the third (3rd) consecutive season!

More great news - if you have not yet applied to be a participant, Tor temporarily has placed the application for THIS season back on his website! Be sure to share this great news with your "pool pals," too, because we believe EVERYBODY deserves the chance to be selected!

Even more great news - but you'll have to wait for it! However, Tor has some surprises this season that will truly be nothing less than mind-blowing amazing!

#CanHardlyWait‬   ‪#14Days ‪#‎PoolMonsters‬ ‪#‎Exciting‬ ‪#‎Season3‬ ‪#‎AllPoolPlayersRock‬ ‪#‎WeLovePool‬ ‪#‎BeReady‬ #
‪#‎Click On The Image Or Link Below To Access The Official Application‬

http://zerox-billiards.com/zerox-billiards-14-days.html
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Would love it if he came to Canada 
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