Valuable Life Lessons I Learned From Snooker!

Website design By BotEap.comHave you ever had a hobby that taught you a valuable life lesson?

Website design By BotEap.comI have had many moments in my life that have taught me valuable life lessons.

Website design By BotEap.comI personally believe that we can learn something from almost any situation, there is always a lesson there, we just have to look for it.

Website design By BotEap.comI have loved the game of Snooker for as long as I can remember, the game captured my imagination from a very tender age. When I started playing snooker, I couldn’t sink a ball even if my life depended on it, I wasn’t very good at all.

Website design By BotEap.comBut due to the fact that I loved billiards, I continued to practice, I began to get better and better. I started chaining small breaks, 16 points, then 20 points, then 28 points, little by little I got better. The better I got, the more I practiced, and the more I practiced, the better I got. (Imagine huh!)

Website design By BotEap.comNow you will be forgiven for thinking that what I have written so far are the valuable life lessons I learned playing pool.

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Website design By BotEap.comPerseverance and practice are character traits that you must possess in order to achieve all that you are capable of in this life.

Website design By BotEap.comYou must decide to do something, and you must stick to it until it is completed.

Website design By BotEap.comWhen you start doing something, you are usually not very good at it, however, if you persevere, you will get better all the time.

Website design By BotEap.comThe more you practice that, the easier it will be for you to do it and the better you will get at it.

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Website design By BotEap.comIt was April 28, 1985, I remember the date because it was my 17th birthday. Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis were at the world championship final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield. The Final was the best of 35 billiard tables. Davis was ranked number one in the world at the time, he went into the final as the firm favourite. In the first session, Davis destroyed Taylor 7 frames to 0. Davis also won the first frame after the interval to make it 8-0.

Website design By BotEap.comSurprisingly, Taylor managed to dig deep and stage a comeback, and was down 9-7 late in the game on day one. They reached the final session tied 11-11.

Website design By BotEap.comDavis kept up the pressure and Taylor was playing catch-up once again, Davis leading 17-15 and was the first in 18 frames to win the title.

Website design By BotEap.comTaylor fought her way back to tie it at 17-17 and forced a decisive frame.

Website design By BotEap.comIn the final frame, Davis led by 66 points to Taylor’s 44.

Website design By BotEap.comTaylor had to sink the last four balls to win the match. He laid down a difficult long-range brown, followed by a complicated blue and an even more complicated pink. This meant for the first time in history that the World Snooker Championship would be decided on the last ball, the black ball.

Website design By BotEap.comTaylor tried to double black into a middle pocket but missed and black walked away safely.

Website design By BotEap.comDavis played a fantastic safety shot next, leaving Taylor in a lot of trouble, Taylor tried to bend Black’s ball the full length of the table, missed and Black went to a relatively safe position.

Website design By BotEap.comAn unfortunate double kiss on the black from Davis gave Taylor a chance, Taylor grabbed the shot and missed.

Website design By BotEap.comThe commentator (Jim Meadowcroft) described it as “the biggest break of Dennis Taylor’s life”.

Website design By BotEap.comHe had given Steve Davis a relatively easy pot with Black, it was close range, but it was a cut in a blind pocket, it was the wanted shot that he hit 100 times out of 100, but not this day. There were 18.5 million people in the UK watching at the time, and I don’t think you could have found 10 people who would have thought Steve Davis would fail that shot.

Website design By BotEap.comThis time Dennis Taylor made no mistake, on his fourth shot at the black ball he pocketed it to become the 1985 World Snooker Champion. He had been behind from the first frame, the only time he was in front was when he pocketed the final black. of the party.

Website design By BotEap.comIt was the biggest comeback in pool history and it taught me some very valuable life lessons.

Website design By“Never, never, never give up.”

Website design By“Never give up.”

Website design By“It’s not where you start, it’s where you end.”

Website design By BotEap.comI could go on, but I think you understand what I’m saying.

Website design By BotEap.comIt’s always too early to give up, never give up.

Website design By BotEap.comI would like to leave you with a quote that summarizes the events of the 1985 World Snooker Championship.

Website design By“Some men abandon their desires when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, an effort more vigorous than ever.”

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