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DIY Wine Cork Dart Board
Tue, Sep 19th, 2017

Creating a Wine Cork Dart Board: When it comes to decorating your game room it can be very rewarding to add a personal touch.

Here at Golden West Billiards, we can help set you up with the dartboard, darts, and even a gorgeous frame that matches with the rest of your game-room. All you have to do is give us a call to figure out all the details. Of course, you can always come in, check out our lobby, get inspired and stock up on all your billiard needs.

Creating your own wine cork dartboard is easy! You will need:

Dart Board
Darts
Frame
Wood Screws
Glue
Lots of corks

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A Simple Yet Elegant Design
Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

The Morrison is a simple yet elegant table covered in a tournament green Simonis Cloth. Now, making its presence felt in a new pool hall in Fullerton, Ca. The hall contains 3 of the 9ft carom tables, 1 - 10ft carom table, and 1 - 9ft pool table.

For more details on this table please give us a call.

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Billiards as an Olympic Sport?
Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

What is the status of Billiards as an Olympic Sport? This has been a question on everyone's mind this year, and in years past whenever the Olympic games are occurring.

Billiards as an Olympic Sport

Billiards as an Olympic sport is something that billiard enthusiasts have long wanted to see, and many are searching for it via the internet this year. Well, we hate to disappoint, but it isn't part of the 2008 Olympic Games, but we're a lot closer than we were before. In fact, Cue Sports are already included in the Asian Games, SEA Games, Mediterranean Games.

Ever since in the 1950's many attempts have been made in order for Billiards to possibly achieve the Olympic Recognition, but all of them to no avail. Two major obstacles were standing in the way; Billiards did not comply with the definition of Sports that was valid at this point in time, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) demanded a possible recognition one organization in charge of all Billiards Sports. You can imagine how difficult this task would be, given that Billiards, Carom, Pool, and Snooker did share the origin of Billiards, but have developed separately from each other ever since in the middle of the 19th century.

Today's reality, however, is that for Billiards at the Olympic level, the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) now represent all games under the cue sports umbrella that are being pushed for inclusion in the Olympics. In 1998, billiards was recognized by the IOC as an "international sports federation". Experts say, and agree, that this is the first step to getting billiards in the Olympic games. This organization is now campaigning for inclusion in either the 2012 Olympics, having been unsuccessful with getting cue sports into the 2008 Olympic Games.

In July 1996 the IOC decided to grant the WCBS a provisional recognition for two years. That was the first step. Then, another glimmer of hope came in 1998 when in a press conference, the IOC President stated that "the IOC is anxious to include Billiards Sports in the Olympic Games as quickly as possible, but the WCBS will have to decide which discipline it would like to include."

The World Confederation of Billiards Sports actually has a page on the IOC website, as a registered International Sports Federation. The WCBS submitted an application for billiards participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in May of 2001 but were rejected in August 2002. The reason the IOC provided to the WCBS in 2002 to justify their denial of billiards into the 2008 Olympic games was that there had been a previous decision not to take on any additional sports for the Beijing Olympics.

At the previous summer games, the IOC advertised a new regulation, however, which says that the IOC will scrutinize all current and aspiring sports for inclusion using the same strict guidelines. This may just be the chance Billiards needs to get into the Olympics. Unfortunately, the IOC has a 28-sport, 300 event, 10,500 athlete limit.

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Words of A Champion: Jeanette Lee
Mon, Sep 4th, 2017

In Billiard Digest Jeanette Lee speaks some words of wisdom when asked the following question by Joey Land, Scottsdale, Ariz. "How do you prevent negative thoughts from taking over when you miss a shot or are struggling at the table? Once the wheels start coming off, I can't seem to get back on track."

And she responded with "I think we all get off track. That's just human nature and part of the deal with competition. I remind myself to stay in the present. It is better to be prepared with no opportunity than to get the opportunity and not be prepared to take advantage of it. I can't be ready to capitalize on my next shot if I'm focused on something that happened in the past. All champions have to learn to get out of their own way. If you believe this, you have to actually practice clearing your mind of the past by staying focused on redeeming your mistakes and playing hungry. This doesn't come naturally. We have to work to stay in the moment, stay hungry and believe in ourselves. And this has to be true in practice as well as in competition. You can't just wait for yourself to start playing better or feeling like a victim when you don't. You have to practice it, believe it and earn it to become the champion you are meant to be."

About Jeanette Lee

Jeanette is also known in the billiard community as The Black Widow. Lee is a Korean-American who grew up in Brooklyn, New York during the 70's. She's now a proud mother of 6.

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