Slate Billiards A Billiards establishment where you can bring your family, friends and your A-Game! RACK 'EM!
Come into Slate Billiards expecting a different atmosphere where your family can have fun and your friends can test their luck in a smoke free Billiard hall. With high quality tables and cues, wine, beer and an unspoken passion for the game. Slate prides it self on setting the standard in the Billiard community by welcoming the young, old and in between. We encourage everyone to come shoot a round
of pool, from families looking to spend quality time too competitive pool sharks looking for the next victory, we cater to it all! Whether you are just learning, getting back into it or want to know how to play, Slate can provide you with the tools and knowledge to RUN THAT TABLE!
Hollywood Brewing Co. Tasting tonight at Slate Billiards! Stop by for a cold one and shoot some pool!
What's the towel for? 😤
You had me at beer... and !! 🎱
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Cue Tip Tuesday: Forgive Your Mistakes. If you miss a shot you normally know how to make, remind yourself that you are not perfect. Quickly determine how to correct your error, and move on!
Happy Father's Day!
No shame. ;)
On June 15, 1869, John Wesley Hyatt, along with his brother Isaiah Hyatt, received a patent for celluloid, the first synthetic plastic. They had set out to make billiard balls, but had gone on to mark the beginning of the Age of Plastics.
There are many things that have been constant throughout the course of human history. Wars, for instance. Fighting for natural resources. Exploitation of Nature. And innovating and inventing to make u
Unbelievably awesome 1937 radio program regarding John Wesley Hyatt, the father of plastics. The search for a billiard ball ivory substitute led to Hyatt's world-changing invention. R.a. Dyer recalled the story in a recent Untold Stories column in Billiards Digest. H/T to the always amazing Chicago Billiard Museum for uncovering this historic radio snippet.
Cue Tip Tuesday: One section at a time. In 8-Ball, divide the table into sections and focus on pocketing your balls in a particular section of the table before moving to the next. This will allow you to take advantage of shorter position plays.
Tips from the Pros: "What makes a champion? I always say it comes down to the three D's - dedication, desire and determination. When you're practicing, don't just hit the balls around, develop your focus." - Jim Rempe
In case you didn't know...
Here are 12 best shots of Efren Reyes aka "The Magician"
[Must See] BATA Efren Reyes MAGICIAN 12 Best Shots Of Pool Part II : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EhJweqy3rc
Less Talk, More Chalk!
Cue Tip Tuesday: Challenge yourself. Playing pool by yourself can often be a great escape, however if you want to truly challenge yourself, find a local non-handicapped tournament where you can be matched against some of the best players in your area!
Term: KISS SHOT. (Pocket games) A shot in which more than one contact with object balls is made by the cue ball; for example, the cue ball might kiss from one object ball into another to score the latter ball. Shots in which object balls carom off one or more other object balls to be pocketed. (Also called carom shots)
What makes a game of billiards even better? Playing with a cold one in hand. ;)
Efren Reyes vs CJ Wiley at the 1995 Maine Event 14.1 Championship
Pool and Snooker are similar in appearance, yet quite different.
Cue Tip Tuesday: When your object ball is frozen to the rail, do not aim to hit the object ball and rail at the same time. Instead, aim to hit the rail just before the object ball and you'll make that shot down the rail every time.
Happy Memorial Day from Slate Billiards! Let us never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day which is the most special day in America. Let us honor and remember all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives so we may live in peace and joy. Sending everyone warm wishes on Memorial Day!
The only flowchart you'll ever need... 🍻
The word ‘cue’ is derived from the French word ‘queue’ which means tail in English. Before the actual cue stick as we know it today was designed players opted to use what was known as a mace.
Do you beat people with a stick? ;)
Cue Tip Tuesday: Bridge the gap. When you come across a shot that you just can not reach, it might be time to pull out a mechanical bridge.
Cue Tip Tuesday: Bridge the gap. When you come across a shot that you just can not reach, it might be time to pull out a mechanical bridge. Though you may be hesitant to use this kind of equipment, once you master the basic fundamentals, it will open up a wider possibility of shots for your game.
Matthew "The Stinger" Webber is a wizard at the billiards table. The 14-year-old pool prodigy has learned 200 trick shots on his own without any formal instruction.
Matthew "The Stinger" Webber is a wizard at the billiards table.
The key to billiards is thinking ahead...
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ＬＩＫＥ | ＣＯＭＭＥＮＴ | ＳＨＡＲＥ | ＳＵＢＳＣＲＩＢＥ Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally pl...
Cue Tip Tuesday: Get out of your comfort zone. We all have our favorite place to play, but have you checked lately to see if a new venue has opened? It’s always a good idea to change it up a little bit for some practice time on different tables. Who knows, you might even find some fresh competition to help evolve your game!
Be stronger than your excuses!!
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I reworked the memberships and based them about interest. I think less than 40% of the members are ever going to play outside their local stops. So, I dropped that membership to $20. Now, the $25 membership is for people who want to play surrounding state stops as well as their own. The extra $5 is literally for logistical purposes of keeping up with everything. For those who want to play nationwide, the cost on that is $30, and that is literally for logistical reasons as well.
I changed the weight around to make for more interesting matches, and to make it fair for everyone. I've seen too many robberies with weight and that won't or shouldn't happen in this league. I segmented out any potential professional players, and they pay more, and they give out consistent weight even to the top "A" players. You're not going to get robbed at an event.
I specified that the money you pay in stays in your tournaments. Minus the $10 green fee, every dollar you pay in stays in your state for you to win. $30 stays in the immediate stop, and $20 passes on to the state finals. Let's say we have 16 players per stop. That's $480 in the pot, with $200 to the winner, $100 to second, $80 to third, and $50 to fourth and fifth. However, under this system, your stop would send $320 to the state finals. With 30 stops, that puts $9600 in the pot before sponsors and added in the state title alone. 1st-3rd are -guaranteed- a spot in the state finals from every stop. I specify that if someone wins multiple tournaments, or places 2nd or 3rd in multiple tournaments, then we move down places and those players are locked in to the finals. 1st place winners don't pay to play in the finals, and, if there is a situation where we moved down one to add, the highest add in that stop assumes a 1st place exemption.
When we crown a national champion, that individual can look at the upcoming pro stops, and elect to get a free entry in that stop. No questions asked. Or, they can take the money. Either way, that's their choice.
Finally, sponsors mean more for you, not me. In this league, every prize I get goes out to you, the player. This is not going to be peanuts for you, steak for me. Changes will come from the bottom up, not the top down. That's right, changes will come from a majority vote, not a mandate from the front office. League operators will be voted on by you, for one year terms. That means they have to perform to stay. League operators will receive a free years membership and that is all the compensation they get, period. Anything they get, would be earned just like you, playing under the same rules as you do. This will truly be your league. This has been a journey, but, I am pleased at the results. It is my hope you will be, as well.