Allison Fisher bows to El Maestro!
In the pro-am challenge matches
the night before the Viejas WPBA tournament,
Tony Sorto went up against Allison Fisher,
the undisputed #1 woman professional
pool player in the world...
and beat her like a red-headed stepchild.
(skunked her 2-zip)
Actually, Allison was more of a spectator
than a competitor.
But, truth be told,
Allison seemed to be mesmerized
(one might even say smitten)
by El Maestro's talents on the table.
Circumstances have conspired
to keep me away from the pool table
for more than a week.
Today I played for seven hours...
Over the past two years of part-time focus
I have achieved a winning record
against strong competition.
And I know I can go so much deeper!
I have superior knowledge, creativity, strategy.
I continue to learn and practice and improve.
And, I have a Goal.
I have FIVE MONTHS to prepare for the test.
What will I do to achieve my goal?
What price will I pay,
with no Guarantee of Reward?
What number of hours will I work?
What other challenges will I endure?
How bad do I want it?
I can not know what will happen.
But I know what I have done in the past.
I know what I can do.
I have very good judgment.
In the past I have achieved other great Goals.
Some of them requiring exceptional focus,
and creativity, sense of touch, skill, practice,
high intelligence, judgment...
So, the signs are favorable.
Victory is possible.
I will enjoy that moment!
2006 US Amateur Championships
Skill - Determination - Endurance - Prestige
Today I completed my application to compete
in the 2006 US Amateur Championships.
In 2004, I won at the state level (CA),
(click here to read that story)
and competed in the nationals,
but fell short.
In 2005, another setback.
These learning experiences
have made me a better competitor.
There is no money involved,
only a trophy which is butt-ugly,
and a jacket, which they do not show,
and a free ticket to compete in a 2007 Pro event.
Guess which one I'm going for!
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