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John Schmidt Wows NY Crowd in Exhibition

John Schmidt Wows NY Crowd

Once again John Schmidt wowed a crowd of approximately 40-50 people on Wednesday night at Cue Nine Billiards Bar and Restaurant in Levittown NY. Accompanied by his lovely girlfriend Nancy who was all smiles and extremely friendly during the exhibition, you can truly tell she cares about what John does and who he is doing it for and to see him in his element was pure joy.  On to John, John walked in out of the cold and without a single warm up stroke ran 160 balls in straight pool. Now 160 balls is a massive feat in itself and one that some people in their lifetime will never achieve but to do it cold is almost unfathomable. The onlookers were overjoyed as each rack ended and as John got closer and closer to the hundred each rack would end with a thunderous applause. Now for the best part, as John was shooting whether it was ball one or ball one hundred he spoke to onlookers, answered questions, made jokes, and imparted massive amounts of knowledge to the crowd huddled around the table at Cue Nine. It just goes to show how much class John has and how much he truly cares for our sport and its players. Each question that was asked was met with a knowledgeable and positive response as John’s patience seemed almost limitless. Ball after ball continued to go in the pockets as spectators looked on speechless. After asking around it turns out most of the people watching Schmidt had never seen a player of that caliber in person and it was visibly noticeable on their faces. The looks of awe and jaws wide open were proof enough that something special was taking place right in Levittown NY.

After the incredible straight pool run John went on to show some of his eight ball, nine ball, and one pocket knowledge with some amazing shots geared towards players of any speed to help get them out of trouble in game situations. Simple things that most pros know if not all but the beginning player may overlook. Positional shots, safeties, banks, and more were on the list as players would cheer as each shot went in its pre determined hole.

Even after all of this, a massive straight pool run, in game shot showcase, question and answers, John then proceeded to take out two Fury Cues (John’s Sponsor) and played challenge matches with the crowd to give them away. Each player that won was elated to not only go home with an incredible story but to also take home an amazing keepsake from John Schmidt himself. The world of professional pool is lucky to have someone like John Schmidt and of course to have a company out there like Fury to help him keep doing what he does best. Play pool.

Cue Nine room owner John Brendle and CME-IMAGES owner Charles Eames were both extremely pleased with the turn out of the event and the fact that John hit 160 balls. We can only look forward to more and more events of this nature as time goes on with more and more star players as they come to the area. Once again Cue Nine room owner John Brendle and CME – IMAGES owner Charles Eames would like to thank all of their players and patrons and of course to John Schmidt and his lovely girlfriend Nancy for making the trip to Cue Nine.

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment